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BOS
@DET
11
3
CHW
@KCR
7
6
TOR
@MIL
5
12
CLE
@MIN
7
5
TEX
@OAK
8
4
 
(10)
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@SEA
6
7
 
(10)
FLA
@ATL
3
6
STL
@CHC
13
3
PIT
@CIN
2
5
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@COL
12
13
SFG
@LAD
1
6
PHI
@MON
5
3
HOU
@NYM
3
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Friday, July 12, 1996, 7:05
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 18,246, Time of Game: 3:12
Indians
7
54-35
 Won 3 
1st
at Twins
5
41-47
 Lost 4 
4th, 12½ GB
W: Jose Mesa (1-3)
L: Dave Stevens (1-1)
S: Paul Shuey (3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         1  0  0   1  0  0   0  1  4    7 10  5
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  0   4  1  0    5  9  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Omar Vizquel SS 4 2 2 0 1 0 5 .299 .360 .408 .767 16 9 0.019 1.32 0.096 -0.076 0.3 5 4
Mark Carreon CF 3 0 2 0 1 0 5 .265 .328 .450 .778 26 13 0.189 1.76 0.211 -0.022 1.4 1 0 HBP
Jim Thome 3B 5 0 1 2 0 0 5 .313 .457 .604 1.062 11 7 0.203 2.55 0.384 -0.181 0.0 1 1 GDP
Albert Belle LF 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .298 .399 .626 1.026 19 9 0.009 0.95 0.110 -0.102 0.1 3 0 HR
Manny Ramirez RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .283 .385 .577 .962 20 10 0.025 0.90 0.079 -0.054 -0.3 1 0 2B
Eddie Murray DH 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .262 .326 .394 .720 15 8 0.034 0.72 0.053 -0.020 0.4
   Jeromy Burnitz PH 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .429 .509 .938 1 1 -0.070 2.95 0.000 -0.070 -0.4
Carlos Baerga 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .255 .290 .386 .676 15 11 -0.151 1.28 0.000 -0.151 -1.6 2 5 GDP
Sandy Alomar C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .277 .316 .394 .709 10 6 -0.083 0.76 0.000 -0.083 -1.0 5 1 GDP
   Brian Giles PH 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000 3 1 0.340 1.35 0.340 0.000 1.9 HR
   Tony Pena C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .347 .325 .673 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Alvaro Espinoza 1B 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .241 .291 .418 .708 10 7 0.080 1.02 0.120 -0.040 0.5 5 2 HR
   Kenny Lofton PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .313 .374 .427 .801 5 1 0.034 1.48 0.034 0.000 0.1
   Scott Leius 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .119 .159 .262 .421 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Orel Hershiser P 2 0
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 0
   Jose Mesa P 0 0
   Paul Shuey P 0 0
Team Totals 33 7 10 6 6 3 40 .303 .425 .606 1.031 151 83 0.629 1.37 1.427 -0.799 1.5 27 13
2B: M Ramirez (21, off R Robertson).
HR: A Belle (29, off R Robertson, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); A Espinoza (3, off E Guardado, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF); B Giles (1, off D Stevens, 9th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
HBP: M Carreon (4, by R Robertson).
TB: A Belle 4; B Giles 4; A Espinoza 4; M Ramirez 2; M Carreon 2; O Vizquel 2; J Thome; E Murray.
GIDP: J Thome (8); S Alomar (15); C Baerga (13).
RBI: B Giles 2 (2); J Thome 2 (54); A Espinoza (7); A Belle (79).
2-out RBI: B Giles 2; J Thome 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Espinoza-O Vizquel-A Espinoza; C Baerga-O Vizquel-A Espinoza.
E: C Baerga (12); O Vizquel (11); J Thome (9); S Alomar 2 (4).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chuck Knoblauch 2B 5 1 0 0 0 1 5 .365 .448 .566 1.014 15 11 -0.012 1.10 0.064 -0.076 -0.4 2 3
Rich Becker CF 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .262 .342 .409 .750 21 8 0.383 1.90 0.499 -0.116 1.9 2 1 GDP
Paul Molitor DH 4 1 2 1 0 1 5 .325 .375 .438 .813 15 12 0.207 2.08 0.305 -0.098 1.3 SB
Scott Stahoviak 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .295 .394 .493 .887 6 5 -0.130 1.68 0.038 -0.168 -0.9 7 0 GDP
   Ron Coomer PH-1B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .295 .348 .504 .852 6 2 0.007 0.28 0.007 0.000 0.1 1 1
   Chip Hale PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .360 .429 .520 .949 4 2 -0.070 2.91 0.000 -0.070 -0.2
Marty Cordova LF 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .321 .387 .480 .867 17 12 -0.031 1.20 0.077 -0.109 -0.4 1 0 2B
Dave Hollins 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .226 .365 .372 .736 10 5 -0.154 1.33 0.035 -0.189 -1.5 1 2 SB,CS
Greg Myers C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .307 .337 .487 .824 13 8 -0.108 1.39 0.021 -0.130 -1.0 5 0
Roberto Kelly RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .313 .372 .426 .798 14 8 0.003 1.26 0.081 -0.079 0.2 3 0
Pat Meares SS 4 1 2 1 0 2 4 .261 .288 .389 .676 21 15 0.036 1.17 0.113 -0.078 0.5 5 7 2B
Rich Robertson P 0 1
   Eddie Guardado P 0 1
   Dan Naulty P 0 0
   Dave Stevens P 0 0
   Mike Trombley P 0 0
Team Totals 36 5 9 3 4 6 41 .250 .325 .306 .631 142 88 0.131 1.47 1.240 -1.113 -0.5 27 16
2B: M Cordova (24, off O Hershiser); P Meares (15, off O Hershiser).
TB: M Cordova 3; P Meares 3; P Molitor 2; R Kelly; G Myers; R Becker.
GIDP: S Stahoviak (6); R Becker (7).
RBI: P Meares (40); P Molitor (56); R Becker (25).
2-out RBI: P Molitor; P Meares; R Becker.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 3. P Meares-C Knoblauch-S Stahoviak; C Knoblauch-P Meares-S Stahoviak; R Robertson-P Meares-S Stahoviak.
Outfield Assists: R Becker (A Belle at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: P Molitor (9, 2nd base off P Assenmacher/S Alomar); D Hollins (3, 2nd base off J Mesa/S Alomar).
CS: D Hollins (3, Home by J Mesa/S Alomar).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Orel Hershiser 6.2 7 4 0 1 4 0 3.97 30 96 61 40 7 13 17 7 5 0 55 0.064 1.50 1.7
Paul Assenmacher 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.10 1 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 -0.266 1.68 -1.7
Jose Mesa, W (1-3) 1.1 2 1 1 1 1 0 4.97 6 25 17 10 5 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 -0.042 0.76 -0.1
Paul Shuey, S (3) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.22 4 15 8 4 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.115 2.63 0.6
Team Totals 9 9 5 1 4 6 0 1.00 41 142 88 55 13 19 21 9 6 0 55 3 2 -0.129 1.47 0.5
P Assenmacher faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rich Robertson 7 6 2 2 2 3 1 4.62 26 104 58 36 4 17 8 12 3 0 58 0.155 0.77 2.3
Eddie Guardado, H (12) 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 1 4.82 4 12 8 6 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 -0.050 2.07 -0.7
Dan Naulty, H (4) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.06 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.062 2.06 0.3
Dave Stevens, BS (3), L (1-1) 0.2 1 4 4 3 0 1 4.34 6 26 12 9 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 -0.377 2.04 -1.9
Mike Trombley 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.90 3 8 4 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 2 -0.419 4.10 -1.5
Team Totals 9 10 7 7 6 3 3 7.00 40 151 83 55 4 23 14 16 3 0 58 3 2 -0.629 1.37 -1.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: R Robertson (5; M Carreon).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Young, 1B - Tim Tschida, 2B - Derryl Cousins, 3B - Tim McClelland.
Time of Game: 3:12.
Attendance: 18,246.
Start Time Weather: In Dome.

Starting Lineups

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 5-5 2 123 2,(0-1)  RR CLE J. Thome M. Trombley 38% 91% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Lofton Scores; Vizquel Scores; Carreon to 3B
t9 3-5 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR CLE B. Giles D. Stevens 34% 38% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Burnitz Scores
b7 2-2 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  RR MIN R. Coomer P. Assenmacher -26% 15% Molitor Steals 2B; Becker Scores/Adv on E2 (throw)/unER; Molitor Scores/unER
b7 1-2 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R MIN P. Molitor O. Hershiser -20% 41% Single to RF (Line Drive); Knoblauch Scores/unER; Becker to 3B
b7 0-2 2 1-3 3,(2-0)  R MIN R. Becker O. Hershiser -14% 61% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Meares Scores/unER; Knoblauch to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Rich Robertson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CLE O. Vizquel R. Robertson 3% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  CLE M. Carreon R. Robertson 8% 61% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Vizquel to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  ROO CLE J. Thome R. Robertson -6% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Vizquel Scores
t1 1-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  CLE A. Belle R. Robertson 1% 56% Walk
t1 1-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O CLE M. Ramirez R. Robertson -2% 54% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Belle out at Hm/CF-SS-C
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN C. Knoblauch O. Hershiser 2% 56% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
b1 0-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN R. Becker O. Hershiser 2% 58% Groundout: 1B-P
b1 0-1 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O MIN P. Molitor O. Hershiser 1% 59% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Rich Robertson facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CLE E. Murray R. Robertson 3% 63% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t2 1-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CLE C. Baerga R. Robertson -3% 59% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO CLE S. Alomar R. Robertson -5% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (P's Left)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN S. Stahoviak O. Hershiser -4% 50% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball to Deep SS-2B); Stahoviak to 1B
b2 0-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN M. Cordova O. Hershiser 4% 54% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Cordova to 1B
b2 0-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Hollins O. Hershiser 3% 57% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
b2 0-1 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN G. Myers O. Hershiser -2% 55% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Deep 1B); Cordova to 2B
b2 0-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Kelly O. Hershiser 5% 60% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Deep SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Rich Robertson facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE A. Espinoza R. Robertson -2% 58% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t3 1-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel R. Robertson -2% 56% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t3 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  CLE M. Carreon R. Robertson 1% 57% Hit By Pitch
t3 1-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE J. Thome R. Robertson -2% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- 10,(2-2)  O MIN P. Meares O. Hershiser 3% 58% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN C. Knoblauch O. Hershiser -3% 55% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Knoblauch to 1B
b3 0-1 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  OO MIN R. Becker O. Hershiser 6% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Twins 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Rich Robertson facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R CLE A. Belle R. Robertson 10% 71% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t4 2-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez R. Robertson -2% 69% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE E. Murray R. Robertson 2% 71% Walk
t4 2-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO CLE C. Baerga R. Robertson -5% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN P. Molitor O. Hershiser -5% 62% Reached on Interference on C; Molitor to 1B
b4 0-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN S. Stahoviak O. Hershiser 4% 66% Lineout: LF
b4 0-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN M. Cordova O. Hershiser -5% 62% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Molitor to 2B
b4 0-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Hollins O. Hershiser 5% 67% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Molitor to 3B; Hollins to 1B
b4 0-2 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O MIN G. Myers O. Hershiser 6% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Twins 0.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Rich Robertson facing 8-9-1
t5 2-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE S. Alomar R. Robertson -2% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t5 2-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE A. Espinoza R. Robertson -2% 69% Strikeout Looking
t5 2-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE O. Vizquel R. Robertson 1% 70% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t5 2-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CLE M. Carreon R. Robertson -2% 68% Foul Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 8-9-1
b5 0-2 0 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN R. Kelly O. Hershiser -5% 63% Walk
b5 0-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN P. Meares O. Hershiser 5% 68% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN C. Knoblauch O. Hershiser 4% 72% Lineout: CF
b5 0-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN R. Becker O. Hershiser 3% 76% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Twins 0.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Rich Robertson facing 3-4-5
t6 2-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE J. Thome R. Robertson -2% 74% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t6 2-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O CLE A. Belle R. Robertson -2% 72% Flyball: RF
t6 2-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez R. Robertson -1% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 3-4-5
b6 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  MIN P. Molitor O. Hershiser -6% 65% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b6 0-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO MIN S. Stahoviak O. Hershiser 12% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b6 0-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Cordova O. Hershiser -3% 74% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b6 0-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Hollins O. Hershiser 5% 79% Groundout: P unassisted (Weak 1B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Twins 0.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Rich Robertson facing 6-7-8
t7 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE E. Murray R. Robertson -2% 77% Foul Popfly: C
t7 2-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE C. Baerga R. Robertson -1% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE S. Alomar R. Robertson -1% 75% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 7-8-9
b7 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN G. Myers O. Hershiser 4% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 0-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN R. Kelly O. Hershiser 3% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b7 0-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN P. Meares O. Hershiser -4% 79% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b7 0-2 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  MIN C. Knoblauch O. Hershiser -3% 75% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball); Meares to 3B; Knoblauch to 1B
b7 0-2 2 1-3 3,(2-0)  R MIN R. Becker O. Hershiser -14% 61% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Meares Scores/unER; Knoblauch to 3B
b7 1-2 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R MIN P. Molitor O. Hershiser -20% 41% Single to RF (Line Drive); Knoblauch Scores/unER; Becker to 3B
Paul Assenmacher replaces Orel Hershiser pitching
Ron Coomer pinch hits for Scott Stahoviak (1B) batting 4th
b7 2-2 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  RR MIN R. Coomer P. Assenmacher -26% 15% Molitor Steals 2B; Becker Scores/Adv on E2 (throw)/unER; Molitor Scores/unER
b7 4-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN R. Coomer P. Assenmacher -1% 14% Walk
Jose Mesa replaces Paul Assenmacher pitching
b7 4-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Cordova J. Mesa 1% 16% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
4 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Twins 4.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Twins' Eddie Guardado facing 9-1-2
Eddie Guardado replaces Rich Robertson pitching
Ron Coomer moves from PH to 1B
t8 2-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R CLE A. Espinoza E. Guardado 12% 28% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t8 3-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE O. Vizquel E. Guardado -6% 22% Popfly: SS (SS-3B Hole)
t8 3-4 1 --- 8,(3-2)  CLE M. Carreon E. Guardado 6% 28% Walk
t8 3-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE J. Thome E. Guardado -7% 21% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (P's Right); Thome to 1B
Dan Naulty replaces Eddie Guardado pitching
t8 3-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE A. Belle D. Naulty -6% 15% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-3, Indians' Jose Mesa facing 6-7-8
b8 4-3 0 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN D. Hollins J. Mesa -2% 12% Walk
b8 4-3 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O MIN G. Myers J. Mesa 2% 15% Flyball: LF
b8 4-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN R. Kelly J. Mesa -1% 13% Hollins Steals 2B
b8 4-3 1 -2- 4,(0-2)  MIN R. Kelly J. Mesa -3% 10% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 2B-1B); Hollins to 3B
b8 4-3 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  O MIN P. Meares J. Mesa 6% 16% Hollins Caught Stealing Hm (C-3B); Kelly to 2B
b8 4-3 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R MIN P. Meares J. Mesa -8% 8% Single to RF (Line Drive); Kelly Scores
b8 5-3 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN C. Knoblauch J. Mesa 1% 9% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Twins 5.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-5, Twins' Dave Stevens facing 5-6-7
Dave Stevens replaces Dan Naulty pitching
t9 3-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE M. Ramirez D. Stevens 8% 17% Walk
Jeromy Burnitz pinch hits for Eddie Murray (DH) batting 6th
t9 3-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE J. Burnitz D. Stevens -7% 10% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Burnitz to 1B
t9 3-5 1 1-- 6,(0-2)  O CLE C. Baerga D. Stevens -6% 4% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
Brian Giles pinch hits for Sandy Alomar (C) batting 8th
t9 3-5 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR CLE B. Giles D. Stevens 34% 38% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Burnitz Scores
Kenny Lofton pinch hits for Alvaro Espinoza (1B) batting 9th
t9 5-5 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE K. Lofton D. Stevens 3% 42% Walk
t9 5-5 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  CLE O. Vizquel D. Stevens 5% 47% Walk; Lofton to 2B
Mike Trombley replaces Dave Stevens pitching
t9 5-5 2 12- 3,(2-0)  CLE M. Carreon M. Trombley 6% 53% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Deep SS); Lofton to 3B; Vizquel to 2B
t9 5-5 2 123 2,(0-1)  RR CLE J. Thome M. Trombley 38% 91% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Lofton Scores; Vizquel Scores; Carreon to 3B
t9 7-5 2 1-3 3,(2-0)  O CLE A. Belle M. Trombley -2% 89% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 7, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-7, Indians' Paul Shuey facing 2-3-4
Paul Shuey replaces Jose Mesa pitching
Tony Pena replaces Brian Giles (PH) playing C batting 8th
Scott Leius replaces Kenny Lofton (PH) playing 1B batting 9th
b9 5-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN R. Becker P. Shuey -10% 79% Walk
b9 5-7 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN P. Molitor P. Shuey 9% 87% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Molitor to 1B
Chip Hale pinch hits for Ron Coomer (1B) batting 4th
b9 5-7 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN C. Hale P. Shuey 7% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Molitor to 2B
b9 5-7 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O MIN M. Cordova P. Shuey 6% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 7, Twins 5.

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