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ANA
@BAL
9
10
MIN
@BOS
4
12
SEA
@CHW
11
6
TOR
@CLE
4
8
KCR
@DET
2
1
OAK
@MIL
5
6
TEX
@NYY
8
5
 
(10)
NYM
@COL
5
7
PIT
@FLA
10
5
PHI
@HOU
5
3
CIN
@LAD
3
5
CHC
@SDP
3
4
 
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MON
@SFG
8
5
ATL
@STL
5
3
Saturday, August 16, 1997, 1:15
, Yankee Stadium II
Attendance: 41,634, Time of Game: 4:13
Rangers
8
59-63
 Won 1 
3rd, 9½ GB
at Yankees
5
72-49
 Lost 1 
2nd, 4½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  3   0  0  0   1  1  0   3    8 14  0
Yankees         0  0  0   0  1  2   1  1  0   0    5  6  3

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Damon Buford CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .213 .275 .320 .595 14 8 0.021 1.26 0.098 -0.077 -0.3 4 0 GDP
   Tom Goodwin PH-CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .260 .307 .336 .643 8 7 -0.067 1.28 0.000 -0.067 -0.5 0 0
Ivan Rodriguez DH-C 4 1 1 1 1 2 5 .317 .363 .478 .840 26 15 0.087 1.28 0.152 -0.065 1.4 2 0
Rusty Greer LF 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .321 .411 .516 .927 17 9 -0.105 1.28 0.046 -0.151 -0.7 7 0
Juan Gonzalez RF 4 1 3 3 0 0 5 .289 .325 .562 .886 17 11 0.268 1.92 0.285 -0.017 1.9 0 0 2B,SF
Jim Leyritz C-1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .293 .382 .423 .804 17 14 -0.102 1.57 0.041 -0.143 -0.7 9 1 SB,SH
Fernando Tatis 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .230 .256 .432 .689 15 13 -0.094 1.10 0.027 -0.121 -0.9 0 5
   Domingo Cedeno PH-2B 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .279 .328 .392 .720 9 6 0.271 3.26 0.271 0.000 0.8 0 0
Lee Stevens 1B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .290 .328 .498 .826 14 13 0.220 1.11 0.284 -0.064 0.3 5 1 HR
   Danny Patterson P-P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   John Wetteland P 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 1 1 0.100 0.95 0.100 0.000 1.2 0 0 2B
Billy Ripken 2B-3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .281 .303 .379 .682 18 12 -0.143 0.79 0.000 -0.143 -1.9 2 1 GDP
Benji Gil SS 4 2 2 1 1 0 5 .224 .269 .328 .597 16 11 0.188 0.82 0.202 -0.014 2.1 0 2
Darren Oliver P 1 0
   Matt Whiteside P 0 0
   Eric Gunderson P 0 0
Team Totals 42 8 14 8 2 8 46 .333 .356 .452 .808 172 120 0.644 1.29 1.506 -0.862 2.5 30 10
2B: J Gonzalez (18, off A Pettitte); J Wetteland (1, off R Mendoza).
HR: L Stevens (13, off J Nelson, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line).
SF: J Gonzalez (7, off J Nelson).
SH: J Leyritz (4, off R Mendoza).
TB: L Stevens 5; J Gonzalez 4; B Gil 2; J Wetteland 2; R Greer 2; D Buford; D Cedeno; I Rodriguez; F Tatis.
GIDP: B Ripken (6); D Buford (8).
RBI: J Gonzalez 3 (97); B Gil (24); L Stevens (48); I Rodriguez (50); J Wetteland (1); D Cedeno (20).
2-out RBI: B Gil.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 12.
Baserunning
SB: J Leyritz (2, 2nd base off A Pettitte/J Girardi).

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Derek Jeter SS 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .296 .373 .399 .772 23 15 -0.103 1.99 0.104 -0.208 -0.3 1 5
Tim Raines LF 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .305 .402 .407 .809 25 16 -0.105 1.56 0.054 -0.159 -0.8 1 0
Bernie Williams CF 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .325 .422 .534 .956 17 10 -0.010 1.50 0.153 -0.163 -0.1 1 0 2B,CS
Tino Martinez 1B 3 1 0 1 1 0 5 .302 .378 .613 .992 16 9 -0.009 1.75 0.088 -0.097 -0.3 14 1 SF
Mike Stanley DH 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .295 .391 .508 .899 14 9 -0.046 1.49 0.090 -0.135 -0.3
Charlie Hayes 3B 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .269 .344 .444 .788 23 10 -0.125 1.25 0.036 -0.161 -0.7 0 2 SB
Chad Curtis RF 4 2 1 1 1 1 5 .298 .383 .518 .901 20 9 0.255 1.38 0.364 -0.109 0.5 1 0 HR
Joe Girardi C 2 0 2 2 2 0 4 .261 .310 .331 .641 16 8 0.446 1.88 0.446 0.000 2.9 8 0 3B,2B
Pat Kelly 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .242 .324 .358 .682 13 8 -0.174 2.11 0.000 -0.174 -1.5 3 2
   Darryl Strawberry PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .176 .000 .176 11 7 0.014 3.37 0.014 0.000 0.1
   Homer Bush PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
Andy Pettitte P 1 0
   Jeff Nelson P 0 3
   Mariano Rivera P 0 0
   Ramiro Mendoza P 0 2
Team Totals 34 5 6 5 8 7 43 .176 .326 .382 .708 178 101 0.143 1.66 1.349 -1.206 -0.5 30 17
2B: B Williams (25, off D Oliver); J Girardi (18, off D Patterson).
3B: J Girardi (1, off M Whiteside).
HR: C Curtis (11, off D Patterson, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF).
SF: T Martinez (9, off E Gunderson).
TB: J Girardi 5; C Curtis 4; B Williams 3; D Jeter.
RBI: J Girardi 2 (45); T Martinez (115); D Jeter (48); C Curtis (40).
2-out RBI: J Girardi 2; C Curtis.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 3. C Hayes-P Kelly-T Martinez; D Jeter-P Kelly-T Martinez; T Martinez.
E: C Hayes 3 (12).
Baserunning
SB: C Hayes (3, 2nd base off D Oliver/J Leyritz).
CS: B Williams (7, 2nd base by D Patterson/J Leyritz).

Texas Rangers

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
Darren Oliver 5 2 3 3 6 1 0 3.99 23 90 46 30 3 13 7 9 3 0 46 0.036 1.25 0.8
Matt Whiteside, BS (1) 1.1 2 1 1 1 4 0 6.46 7 35 19 8 7 4 1 1 1 0 2 2 -0.213 2.40 -1.1
Eric Gunderson, BS (3) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.66 1 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 -0.030 3.74 -0.0
Danny Patterson 1.1 2 1 1 1 1 1 3.67 6 26 17 11 5 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 -0.132 2.29 -0.2
John Wetteland, W (7-2) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.21 6 25 18 12 3 3 1 4 1 0 0 0 0.196 1.25 1.1
Team Totals 10 6 5 5 8 7 1 4.50 43 180 102 62 18 22 12 16 6 0 46 5 3 -0.143 1.66 0.5
D Oliver faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.

New York Yankees

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
Andy Pettitte 6 9 4 3 1 5 0 3.16 28 105 73 47 11 15 12 10 7 0 44 -0.244 0.98 -1.0
Jeff Nelson 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 2.51 8 30 22 8 4 10 3 2 1 0 2 1 -0.095 1.90 0.5
Mariano Rivera 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.76 3 12 8 5 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.148 1.89 0.6
Ramiro Mendoza, L (4-5) 1 4 3 3 0 0 0 4.53 7 25 17 13 1 3 4 3 3 0 0 0 -0.452 1.61 -2.4
Team Totals 10 14 8 7 2 8 1 6.30 46 172 120 73 17 30 21 15 11 0 44 2 1 -0.643 1.29 -2.5
A Pettitte faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: D Patterson (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ray DiMuro, 1B - Fieldin Culbreth, 2B - Tim Tschida, 3B - John Shulock.
Time of Game: 4:13.
Attendance: 41,634.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 85° F, Wind 5mph from Left to Right, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Texas Rangers         New York Yankees
1 Damon Buford CF 1 Derek Jeter SS
2 Ivan Rodriguez DH 2 Tim Raines LF
3 Rusty Greer LF 3 Bernie Williams CF
4 Juan Gonzalez RF 4 Tino Martinez 1B
5 Jim Leyritz C 5 Mike Stanley DH
6 Fernando Tatis 3B 6 Charlie Hayes 3B
7 Lee Stevens 1B 7 Chad Curtis RF
8 Billy Ripken 2B 8 Joe Girardi C
9 Benji Gil SS 9 Pat Kelly 2B
Darren Oliver P Andy Pettitte P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 4-5 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R NYY C. Curtis D. Patterson -32% 47% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Curtis Scores
b6 1-3 2 12- 2,(0-1)  RR NYY J. Girardi M. Whiteside -30% 44% Triple to RF (Line Drive); Martinez Scores; Stanley Scores
t10 5-5 1 -2- 9,(3-2)  R TEX D. Cedeno R. Mendoza 27% 83% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Gonzalez Scores
t8 4-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  R TEX L. Stevens J. Nelson 26% 71% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Stevens Scores
t3 1-0 1 12- 6,(3-2)  RR TEX J. Gonzalez A. Pettitte 15% 80% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Rodriguez Scores; Greer Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Andy Pettitte facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX D. Buford A. Pettitte -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O TEX I. Rodriguez A. Pettitte -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  TEX R. Greer A. Pettitte 1% 47% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  TEX J. Gonzalez A. Pettitte 2% 49% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Greer to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O TEX J. Leyritz A. Pettitte -4% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Darren Oliver facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O NYY D. Jeter D. Oliver 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY T. Raines D. Oliver 2% 49% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  NYY B. Williams D. Oliver -2% 47% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b1 0-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O NYY T. Martinez D. Oliver 3% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Andy Pettitte facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX F. Tatis A. Pettitte -2% 48% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  TEX L. Stevens A. Pettitte 3% 50% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to P's Right)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO TEX B. Ripken A. Pettitte -5% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Darren Oliver facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYY M. Stanley D. Oliver 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b2 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  NYY C. Hayes D. Oliver -3% 45% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O NYY C. Curtis D. Oliver 3% 48% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
b2 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  NYY J. Girardi D. Oliver -1% 47% Hayes Steals 2B
b2 0-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  NYY J. Girardi D. Oliver -1% 46% Walk
b2 0-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O NYY P. Kelly D. Oliver 4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Andy Pettitte facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  TEX B. Gil A. Pettitte 4% 54% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O TEX D. Buford A. Pettitte -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B (Short 3B Line); Gil to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  R TEX I. Rodriguez A. Pettitte 9% 61% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Gil Scores
t3 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  TEX R. Greer A. Pettitte 3% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive); Rodriguez to 2B
t3 1-0 1 12- 6,(3-2)  RR TEX J. Gonzalez A. Pettitte 15% 80% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Rodriguez Scores; Greer Scores
t3 3-0 1 -2- 8,(3-2)  TEX J. Leyritz A. Pettitte 3% 82% Reached on E5 (catch) (Ground Ball to SS); Gonzalez to 3B; Leyritz to 1B
t3 3-0 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  TEX F. Tatis A. Pettitte 1% 84% Leyritz Steals 2B
t3 3-0 1 -23 6,(0-2)  O TEX F. Tatis A. Pettitte -5% 79% Strikeout Swinging
t3 3-0 2 -23 5,(1-2)  O TEX L. Stevens A. Pettitte -4% 75% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Rangers 3, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Rangers' Darren Oliver facing 1-2-3
b3 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYY D. Jeter D. Oliver 2% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYY T. Raines D. Oliver 2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYY B. Williams D. Oliver 1% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Yankees 0.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Yankees' Andy Pettitte facing 8-9-1
t4 3-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O TEX B. Ripken A. Pettitte -1% 79% Strikeout Looking
t4 3-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  TEX B. Gil A. Pettitte 2% 80% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t4 3-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO TEX D. Buford A. Pettitte -3% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Rangers' Darren Oliver facing 4-5-6
b4 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYY T. Martinez D. Oliver 3% 80% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b4 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY M. Stanley D. Oliver 2% 81% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
b4 0-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O NYY C. Hayes D. Oliver 1% 83% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Yankees 0.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Yankees' Andy Pettitte facing 2-3-4
t5 3-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  TEX I. Rodriguez A. Pettitte 2% 85% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Rodriguez to 1B
t5 3-0 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O TEX R. Greer A. Pettitte -2% 83% Popfly: 2B
t5 3-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX J. Gonzalez A. Pettitte -2% 81% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t5 3-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O TEX J. Leyritz A. Pettitte -1% 80% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rangers 3, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Rangers' Darren Oliver facing 7-8-9
b5 0-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  NYY C. Curtis D. Oliver -4% 75% Walk
b5 0-3 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  NYY J. Girardi D. Oliver -7% 68% Walk; Curtis to 2B
b5 0-3 0 12- 6,(2-2)  O NYY P. Kelly D. Oliver 7% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-3 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R NYY D. Jeter D. Oliver -10% 64% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Curtis Scores; Girardi to 2B
b5 1-3 1 12- 5,(1-2)  O NYY T. Raines D. Oliver 7% 71% Popfly: C
b5 1-3 2 12- 5,(3-1)  O NYY B. Williams D. Oliver 6% 77% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 3, Yankees 1.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Yankees' Andy Pettitte facing 6-7-8
t6 3-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  TEX F. Tatis A. Pettitte 3% 80% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 3-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O TEX L. Stevens A. Pettitte -3% 77% Strikeout Swinging
t6 3-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO TEX B. Ripken A. Pettitte -4% 73% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted; Tatis out at 1B/1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-3, Rangers' Darren Oliver facing 4-5-6
b6 1-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  NYY T. Martinez D. Oliver -6% 67% Walk
b6 1-3 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  NYY M. Stanley D. Oliver -9% 58% Walk; Martinez to 2B
Matt Whiteside replaces Darren Oliver pitching
b6 1-3 0 12- 6,(3-2)  O NYY C. Hayes M. Whiteside 9% 66% Strikeout Swinging
b6 1-3 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O NYY C. Curtis M. Whiteside 7% 74% Strikeout Swinging
b6 1-3 2 12- 2,(0-1)  RR NYY J. Girardi M. Whiteside -30% 44% Triple to RF (Line Drive); Martinez Scores; Stanley Scores
b6 3-3 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O NYY P. Kelly M. Whiteside 6% 50% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 3, Yankees 3.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Tied 3-3, Yankees' Andy Pettitte facing 9-1-2
t7 3-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  TEX B. Gil A. Pettitte 10% 60% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Gil to 2B
t7 3-3 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  TEX D. Buford A. Pettitte 10% 70% Single to 3B (Bunt to Short 3B Line); Gil to 3B
Jeff Nelson replaces Andy Pettitte pitching
t7 3-3 0 1-3 7,(3-2)  TEX I. Rodriguez J. Nelson 4% 75% Walk; Buford to 2B
t7 3-3 0 123 4,(1-2)  O TEX R. Greer J. Nelson -9% 65% Strikeout Looking
t7 3-3 1 123 2,(1-0)  RO TEX J. Gonzalez J. Nelson 3% 68% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Gil Scores/unER; Buford to 3B
t7 4-3 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O TEX J. Leyritz J. Nelson -6% 62% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Rangers 4, Yankees 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 3-4, Rangers' Matt Whiteside facing 1-2-3
b7 3-4 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O NYY D. Jeter M. Whiteside 5% 67% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  NYY T. Raines M. Whiteside -5% 62% Walk
b7 3-4 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  NYY B. Williams M. Whiteside -13% 49% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Raines to 3B
Eric Gunderson replaces Matt Whiteside pitching
b7 3-4 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  RO NYY T. Martinez E. Gunderson -3% 46% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Raines Scores
Danny Patterson replaces Eric Gunderson pitching
b7 4-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O NYY M. Stanley D. Patterson 4% 50% Williams Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Yankees 4.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Tied 4-4, Yankees' Jeff Nelson facing 6-7-8
t8 4-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O TEX F. Tatis J. Nelson -5% 45% Groundout: P-SS-1B (SS-2B)
t8 4-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  R TEX L. Stevens J. Nelson 26% 71% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Stevens Scores
t8 5-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX B. Ripken J. Nelson -2% 69% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t8 5-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX B. Gil J. Nelson -1% 68% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Yankees 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 4-5, Rangers' Danny Patterson facing 5-6-7
Danny Patterson replaces Lee Stevens (1B) pitching and batting 7th
Ivan Rodriguez moves from DH to C (team loses DH)
Jim Leyritz moves from C to 1B
b8 4-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O NYY M. Stanley D. Patterson 7% 74% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-5 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O NYY C. Hayes D. Patterson 5% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 4-5 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R NYY C. Curtis D. Patterson -32% 47% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Curtis Scores
b8 5-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  NYY J. Girardi D. Patterson -5% 42% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
Darryl Strawberry pinch hits for Pat Kelly (2B) batting 9th
b8 5-5 2 -2- 6,(1-2)  NYY D. Strawberry D. Patterson -1% 40% Wild Pitch; Girardi to 3B
b8 5-5 2 --3 11,(3-2)  NYY D. Strawberry D. Patterson -1% 39% Walk
Homer Bush pinch runs for Darryl Strawberry (PH) batting 9th
b8 5-5 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O NYY D. Jeter D. Patterson 11% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 5, Yankees 5.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Tied 5-5, Yankees' Mariano Rivera facing 1-2-3
Mariano Rivera replaces Jeff Nelson pitching
Homer Bush moves from PR to 2B
Tom Goodwin pinch hits for Damon Buford (CF) batting 1st
t9 5-5 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O TEX T. Goodwin M. Rivera -6% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t9 5-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX I. Rodriguez M. Rivera -5% 39% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-5 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O TEX R. Greer M. Rivera -4% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Yankees 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Tied 5-5, Rangers' John Wetteland facing 2-3-4
John Wetteland replaces Danny Patterson pitching and batting 7th
Tom Goodwin moves from PH to CF
b9 5-5 0 --- 10,(3-2)  O NYY T. Raines J. Wetteland 6% 41% Flyball: LF
b9 5-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYY B. Williams J. Wetteland 5% 46% Flyball: LF
b9 5-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYY T. Martinez J. Wetteland 4% 50% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Yankees 5.
Top of the 10th, Rangers Batting, Tied 5-5, Yankees' Ramiro Mendoza facing 4-5-6
Ramiro Mendoza replaces Mariano Rivera pitching
t10 5-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  TEX J. Gonzalez R. Mendoza 8% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t10 5-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX J. Leyritz R. Mendoza -3% 56% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Gonzalez to 2B
Domingo Cedeno pinch hits for Fernando Tatis (3B) batting 6th
t10 5-5 1 -2- 9,(3-2)  R TEX D. Cedeno R. Mendoza 27% 83% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Gonzalez Scores
t10 6-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  R TEX J. Wetteland R. Mendoza 10% 93% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Cedeno Scores
t10 7-5 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  O TEX B. Ripken R. Mendoza -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wetteland to 3B
t10 7-5 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R TEX B. Gil R. Mendoza 4% 96% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Wetteland Scores
t10 8-5 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O TEX T. Goodwin R. Mendoza -0% 95% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 8, Yankees 5.
Bottom of the 10th, Yankees Batting, Behind 5-8, Rangers' John Wetteland facing 5-6-7
Domingo Cedeno moves from PH to 2B
Billy Ripken moves from 2B to 3B
b10 5-8 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O NYY M. Stanley J. Wetteland 3% 98% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b10 5-8 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O NYY C. Hayes J. Wetteland 2% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b10 5-8 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O NYY C. Curtis J. Wetteland 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 8, Yankees 5.

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