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Tuesday, September 30, 1997, 8:15
, Yankee Stadium II
Attendance: 57,398, Time of Game: 3:28
Indians
6
at Yankees
8
L: Eric Plunk (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         5  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    6 11  0
Yankees         0  1  0   1  1  5   0  0  X    8 11  0
NOTE: All totals are for the entire postseason up to this game.

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bip Roberts 2B 3 1 2 1 2 0 5 .667 .800 .667 1.467 19 8 0.174 0.87 0.180 -0.006 1.8 1 7 2·SB
Omar Vizquel SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 5 .333 .500 .333 .833 18 13 -0.134 1.34 0.009 -0.144 -0.7 4 2 SH
Manny Ramirez RF 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .400 .400 .400 .800 11 10 0.116 1.18 0.196 -0.080 0.2 1 0 GDP
Jim Thome 1B 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .400 .400 .400 .800 9 6 -0.025 1.18 0.063 -0.088 -0.3 9 0
David Justice DH 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .250 .400 .500 .900 29 16 -0.022 1.39 0.073 -0.094 -0.2 2B
Matt Williams 3B 4 1 0 0 0 2 5 .000 .200 .000 .200 12 9 -0.164 1.45 0.015 -0.179 -1.3 1 2 HBP
Sandy Alomar C 4 1 2 3 0 0 4 .500 .500 1.250 1.750 12 9 0.220 0.96 0.249 -0.029 2.4 3 0 HR
Brian Giles LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 17 10 -0.085 0.89 0.000 -0.085 -0.9 3 0
Marquis Grissom CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .250 .750 1.000 9 8 -0.033 0.72 0.032 -0.065 -0.0 2 0 3B
Orel Hershiser P 0 1
   Alvin Morman P 0 0
   Eric Plunk P 0 0
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 0
   Michael Jackson P 0 1
Team Totals 36 6 11 5 4 5 42 .306 .390 .472 .862 136 89 0.047 1.12 0.817 -0.770 1.0 24 13
2B: D Justice (1, off D Cone).
3B: M Grissom (1, off D Cone).
HR: S Alomar (1, off D Cone, 1st inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep LF).
SH: O Vizquel (1, off D Cone).
HBP: M Williams (1, by D Cone).
TB: S Alomar 5; M Grissom 3; J Thome 2; B Roberts 2; D Justice 2; M Ramirez 2; O Vizquel.
GIDP: M Ramirez (1).
RBI: S Alomar 3 (3); M Ramirez (1); B Roberts (1).
2-out RBI: S Alomar 3.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 3. B Roberts-O Vizquel-J Thome; M Jackson-B Roberts-O Vizquel-J Thome; M Williams-B Roberts-J Thome.
Baserunning
SB: B Roberts 2 (2, 2nd base off D Cone/J Girardi 2).

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tim Raines DH 4 1 1 3 0 0 5 .250 .200 1.000 1.200 12 6 0.183 0.96 0.287 -0.104 0.2 HR,SF,GDP
Derek Jeter SS 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .400 .400 1.000 1.400 16 13 0.230 0.64 0.259 -0.029 1.3 4 3 HR
Paul O'Neill RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .333 .500 1.333 1.833 12 8 0.128 0.76 0.143 -0.015 0.9 2 0 HR
Bernie Williams CF 2 1 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .500 .000 .500 17 8 -0.074 1.24 0.034 -0.108 -0.6 1 0 HBP
Tino Martinez 1B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .500 .500 1.250 1.750 17 11 -0.015 1.36 0.091 -0.107 0.6 9 3 HR
Chad Curtis LF 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .500 .750 .500 1.250 21 13 0.072 0.91 0.101 -0.029 1.2 1 0
Wade Boggs 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 13 9 -0.052 1.13 0.032 -0.084 -0.8 0 1 GDP
   Charlie Hayes 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Joe Girardi C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 8 6 -0.076 1.10 0.035 -0.111 -1.1 6 0 GDP
Rey Sanchez 2B 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .667 .750 1.000 1.750 20 12 0.148 1.06 0.189 -0.041 1.9 2 3 2B
David Cone P 1 1
   Ramiro Mendoza P 0 1
   Mike Stanton P 0 0
   Jeff Nelson P 0 0
   Mariano Rivera P 1 0
Team Totals 31 8 11 8 5 3 38 .355 .447 .774 1.222 136 86 0.544 1.01 1.171 -0.628 3.6 27 12
2B: R Sanchez (1, off O Hershiser).
HR: T Martinez (1, off O Hershiser, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF); T Raines (1, off E Plunk, 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep RF Line); D Jeter (1, off E Plunk, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF); P O'Neill (1, off P Assenmacher, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
SF: T Raines (1, off O Hershiser).
HBP: B Williams (1, by P Assenmacher).
TB: D Jeter 5; T Martinez 5; P O'Neill 4; T Raines 4; R Sanchez 3; J Girardi; W Boggs; C Curtis.
GIDP: W Boggs (1); J Girardi (1); T Raines (1).
RBI: T Raines 3 (3); P O'Neill (1); W Boggs (1); D Jeter (1); R Sanchez (1); T Martinez (1).
2-out RBI: T Raines 2; P O'Neill; R Sanchez; D Jeter.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Boggs-R Sanchez-T Martinez.

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 4.1 6 3 3 2 1 1 6.23 20 71 49 30 7 12 7 10 5 0 38 -0.118 0.96 -1.7
Alvin Morman 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.025 2.00 -0.2
Eric Plunk, BS (1), L (0-1) 1.1 4 4 4 0 1 2 27.00 8 27 18 13 0 5 1 6 2 0 3 0 -0.337 1.66 -1.9
Paul Assenmacher 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 1 13.50 5 18 10 7 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 -0.110 0.48 -0.9
Michael Jackson 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 4 15 8 5 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.044 0.35 1.1
Team Totals 8 11 8 8 5 3 4 9.00 38 136 86 56 8 22 10 19 7 0 38 6 0 -0.546 1.01 -3.6
A Morman faced 1 batter in the 5th 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
David Cone 3.1 7 6 6 2 2 1 16.20 20 62 40 24 6 10 5 10 6 0 22 -0.360 0.69 -4.7
Ramiro Mendoza, W (1-0) 3.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 10 36 25 13 4 8 4 4 2 0 2 0 0.117 0.80 2.4
Mike Stanton 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 -0.085 1.83 -0.6
Jeff Nelson, H (1) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 5 12 7 6 0 1 2 2 0 0 3 0 0.128 2.39 0.9
Mariano Rivera, S (1) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 5 19 14 8 5 1 2 2 2 0 2 0 0.155 2.15 1.0
Team Totals 9 11 6 6 4 5 1 6.00 42 136 89 53 15 21 14 18 10 0 22 8 0 -0.045 1.12 -1.0
M Stanton faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: D Cone (1).
HBP: P Assenmacher (1; B Williams); D Cone (1; M Williams).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Tschida, 1B - Dan Morrison, 2B - Rick Reed, 3B - Dale Scott, LF - Rich Garcia, RF - Derryl Cousins.
Time of Game: 3:28.
Attendance: 57,398.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 13mph in from Centerfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         New York Yankees
1 Bip Roberts 2B 1 Tim Raines DH
2 Omar Vizquel SS 2 Derek Jeter SS
3 Manny Ramirez RF 3 Paul O'Neill RF
4 Jim Thome 1B 4 Bernie Williams CF
5 David Justice DH 5 Tino Martinez 1B
6 Matt Williams 3B 6 Chad Curtis LF
7 Sandy Alomar C 7 Wade Boggs 3B
8 Brian Giles LF 8 Joe Girardi C
9 Marquis Grissom CF 9 Rey Sanchez 2B
Orel Hershiser P David Cone P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 4-6 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR NYY T. Raines E. Plunk 29% 52% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Sanchez Scores
t1 2-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  RRR CLE S. Alomar D. Cone -18% 15% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Justice Scores; Williams Scores
b6 6-6 2 --- 3,(0-2)  R NYY D. Jeter E. Plunk 18% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t7 6-8 2 123 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Williams J. Nelson 12% 88% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
b6 7-6 2 --- 3,(0-2)  R NYY P. O'Neill P. Assenmacher 12% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball)

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, Yankees' David Cone facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE B. Roberts D. Cone -3% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE O. Vizquel D. Cone -2% 44% Roberts Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel D. Cone 2% 46% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Roberts to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 2,(0-1)  R CLE M. Ramirez D. Cone -5% 41% Single to CF (Line Drive); Roberts Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  CLE J. Thome D. Cone -3% 38% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Ramirez to 2B
t1 1-0 1 12- 5,(1-2)  O CLE D. Justice D. Cone 3% 41% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Ramirez to 3B; Justice to 1B
t1 1-0 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R CLE M. Williams D. Cone -7% 34% Wild Pitch; Ramirez Scores
t1 2-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  CLE M. Williams D. Cone -1% 33% Hit By Pitch; Justice to 2B
t1 2-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  RRR CLE S. Alomar D. Cone -18% 15% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Justice Scores; Williams Scores
t1 5-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE B. Giles D. Cone 0% 15% Flyball: RF
5 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-5, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 1-2-3
b1 0-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O NYY T. Raines O. Hershiser -2% 14% Flyball: RF
b1 0-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYY D. Jeter O. Hershiser -1% 12% Lineout: SS
b1 0-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY P. O'Neill O. Hershiser -1% 12% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-0, Yankees' David Cone facing 9-1-2
t2 5-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Grissom D. Cone 1% 13% Strikeout Swinging
t2 5-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE B. Roberts D. Cone 1% 13% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 1B)
t2 5-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  CLE O. Vizquel D. Cone -0% 13% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
t2 5-0 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez D. Cone 1% 14% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-5, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 4-5-6
b2 0-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  NYY B. Williams O. Hershiser 3% 16% Walk
b2 0-5 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  NYY T. Martinez O. Hershiser 4% 21% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Williams to 2B
b2 0-5 0 12- 10,(3-2)  NYY C. Curtis O. Hershiser 6% 27% Walk; Williams to 3B; Martinez to 2B
b2 0-5 0 123 3,(1-1)  RO NYY W. Boggs O. Hershiser -2% 25% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Williams Scores; Martinez to 3B; Boggs to 1B
b2 1-5 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  O NYY J. Girardi O. Hershiser -5% 19% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-5 2 1-3 9,(3-2)  O NYY R. Sanchez O. Hershiser -4% 15% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 5, Yankees 1.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-1, Yankees' David Cone facing 4-5-6
t3 5-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE J. Thome D. Cone 1% 16% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
t3 5-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  CLE D. Justice D. Cone -2% 14% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t3 5-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Williams D. Cone 2% 16% Foul Popfly: C (1B-C Foul)
t3 5-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CLE S. Alomar D. Cone 2% 18% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-5, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 1-2-3
b3 1-5 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O NYY T. Raines O. Hershiser -2% 16% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY D. Jeter O. Hershiser -1% 14% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b3 1-5 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O NYY P. O'Neill O. Hershiser -1% 13% Popfly: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Yankees 1.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-1, Yankees' David Cone facing 8-9-1
t4 5-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE B. Giles D. Cone 1% 14% Lineout: 2B (SS-2B)
t4 5-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. Grissom D. Cone -3% 11% Triple to 2B (Fly Ball)
t4 5-1 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R CLE B. Roberts D. Cone -2% 9% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Grissom Scores
t4 6-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  CLE O. Vizquel D. Cone -1% 8% Roberts Steals 2B
t4 6-1 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  CLE O. Vizquel D. Cone -0% 8% Walk
Ramiro Mendoza replaces David Cone pitching
t4 6-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO CLE M. Ramirez R. Mendoza 3% 10% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 6, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-6, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 4-5-6
b4 1-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYY B. Williams O. Hershiser -2% 9% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-6 1 --- 5,(1-2)  R NYY T. Martinez O. Hershiser 5% 14% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b4 2-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  NYY C. Curtis O. Hershiser 2% 16% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b4 2-6 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO NYY W. Boggs O. Hershiser -5% 11% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 6, Yankees 2.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-2, Yankees' Ramiro Mendoza facing 4-5-6
t5 6-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O CLE J. Thome R. Mendoza 1% 12% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t5 6-2 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O CLE D. Justice R. Mendoza 1% 13% Groundout: P-1B (Short 3B Line)
t5 6-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE M. Williams R. Mendoza 0% 13% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 6, Yankees 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-6, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 8-9-1
b5 2-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  NYY J. Girardi O. Hershiser 3% 17% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b5 2-6 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  NYY R. Sanchez O. Hershiser 10% 27% Double to LF (Line Drive); Girardi to 3B
b5 2-6 0 -23 1,(0-0)  RO NYY T. Raines O. Hershiser -4% 22% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Girardi Scores
b5 3-6 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  NYY D. Jeter O. Hershiser 8% 30% Single to CF (Line Drive); Sanchez to 3B; Jeter to 2B/Adv on throw
Alvin Morman replaces Orel Hershiser pitching
b5 3-6 1 -23 5,(3-1)  NYY P. O'Neill A. Morman 2% 33% Walk
Eric Plunk replaces Alvin Morman pitching
b5 3-6 1 123 4,(2-1)  O NYY B. Williams E. Plunk -9% 24% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b5 3-6 2 123 6,(3-2)  O NYY T. Martinez E. Plunk -9% 15% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 6, Yankees 3.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-3, Yankees' Ramiro Mendoza facing 7-8-9
t6 6-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE S. Alomar R. Mendoza 1% 16% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t6 6-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE B. Giles R. Mendoza 1% 17% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
t6 6-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE M. Grissom R. Mendoza 1% 18% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 6, Yankees 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 3-6, Indians' Eric Plunk facing 6-7-8
b6 3-6 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O NYY C. Curtis E. Plunk -3% 15% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b6 3-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  NYY W. Boggs E. Plunk 3% 18% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
b6 3-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O NYY J. Girardi E. Plunk -3% 15% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Boggs to 2B
b6 3-6 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R NYY R. Sanchez E. Plunk 8% 23% Single to RF (Line Drive); Boggs Scores
b6 4-6 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR NYY T. Raines E. Plunk 29% 52% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Sanchez Scores
b6 6-6 2 --- 3,(0-2)  R NYY D. Jeter E. Plunk 18% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
Paul Assenmacher replaces Eric Plunk pitching
b6 7-6 2 --- 3,(0-2)  R NYY P. O'Neill P. Assenmacher 12% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b6 8-6 2 --- 1,(0-0)  NYY B. Williams P. Assenmacher 1% 82% Hit By Pitch
b6 8-6 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O NYY T. Martinez P. Assenmacher -2% 81% Flyball: LF
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 6, Yankees 8.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 6-8, Yankees' Ramiro Mendoza facing 1-2-3
t7 6-8 0 --- 8,(3-2)  CLE B. Roberts R. Mendoza -6% 75% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
t7 6-8 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel R. Mendoza 5% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t7 6-8 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Ramirez R. Mendoza 5% 85% Flyball: CF
Mike Stanton replaces Ramiro Mendoza pitching
t7 6-8 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE J. Thome M. Stanton -3% 81% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Roberts to 2B
t7 6-8 2 12- 6,(3-2)  CLE D. Justice M. Stanton -5% 76% Walk; Roberts to 3B; Thome to 2B
Jeff Nelson replaces Mike Stanton pitching
t7 6-8 2 123 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Williams J. Nelson 12% 88% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 6, Yankees 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 8-6, Indians' Paul Assenmacher facing 6-7-8
b7 8-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  NYY C. Curtis P. Assenmacher 2% 90% Walk
b7 8-6 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O NYY W. Boggs P. Assenmacher -2% 88% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
Michael Jackson replaces Paul Assenmacher pitching
b7 8-6 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO NYY J. Girardi M. Jackson -3% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 6, Yankees 8.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 6-8, Yankees' Jeff Nelson facing 7-8-9
Charlie Hayes replaces Wade Boggs playing 3B batting 7th
t8 6-8 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CLE S. Alomar J. Nelson -7% 79% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t8 6-8 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE B. Giles J. Nelson 6% 85% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B); Giles to 1B
t8 6-8 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CLE M. Grissom J. Nelson 5% 90% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
Mariano Rivera replaces Jeff Nelson pitching (change occurred mid-batter)
t8 6-8 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  CLE B. Roberts J. Nelson -4% 86% Walk; Giles to 2B
t8 6-8 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel M. Rivera 7% 93% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 6, Yankees 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 8-6, Indians' Michael Jackson facing 9-1-2
b8 8-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  NYY R. Sanchez M. Jackson 1% 94% Walk
b8 8-6 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO NYY T. Raines M. Jackson -2% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-SS-1B (SS-2B)
b8 8-6 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O NYY D. Jeter M. Jackson -0% 92% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 6, Yankees 8.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 6-8, Yankees' Mariano Rivera facing 3-4-5
t9 6-8 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE M. Ramirez M. Rivera -8% 84% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 6-8 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CLE J. Thome M. Rivera 7% 91% Lineout: SS (SS-2B)
t9 6-8 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O CLE D. Justice M. Rivera 5% 96% Lineout: SS
t9 6-8 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Williams M. Rivera 4% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 6, Yankees 8.

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