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@CAL
14
3
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@DET
3
1
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@MIL
2
3
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@OAK
0
8
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@SEA
7
6
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@TEX
3
6
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@TOR
5
1
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@CHC
0
12
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@CIN
8
22
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@MON
2
4
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@NYM
2
7
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@PHI
11
7
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@PIT
5
4
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@STL
1
2
Saturday, August 31, 1996, 6:16
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 32,116, Time of Game: 2:17
Red Sox
0
69-67
 Lost 2 
3rd, 7½ GB
at Athletics
8
66-72
 Won 3 
3rd, 12½ GB
W: Willie Adams (2-2)
L: Tim Wakefield (11-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  1
Athletics       2  2  3   0  0  1   0  0  X    8  8  1

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Darren Bragg RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .261 .363 .425 .788 16 10 -0.050 0.46 0.000 -0.050 -1.0 1 0
Jeff Frye 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .280 .379 .382 .761 12 11 -0.025 0.43 0.006 -0.031 -0.1 3 1
   Nomar Garciaparra 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 2 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.1 2 1
Mo Vaughn 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .319 .417 .585 1.001 16 6 -0.002 0.25 0.013 -0.015 0.1 8 1
Reggie Jefferson DH 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 .339 .379 .599 .978 16 11 -0.034 0.32 0.002 -0.036 -0.2
Mike Stanley C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .272 .386 .511 .897 13 9 -0.035 0.33 0.000 -0.035 -2.0 3 0 GDP
Troy O'Leary LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .269 .333 .450 .782 14 9 0.021 0.20 0.026 -0.004 -0.5 0 0
John Valentin SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .303 .385 .441 .826 10 9 0.030 0.49 0.037 -0.007 0.3 0 2
Jeff Manto 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .207 .317 .402 .719 9 5 -0.053 0.72 0.000 -0.053 -1.0 1 2
Lee Tinsley CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .223 .279 .294 .573 13 9 -0.047 0.58 0.000 -0.047 -0.9 5 0
Tim Wakefield P 0 1
   Vaughn Eshelman P 1 0
   Kerry Lacy P 0 0
Team Totals 32 0 5 0 1 9 33 .156 .182 .156 .338 123 81 -0.195 0.39 0.084 -0.278 -5.5 24 8
TB: R Jefferson; M Vaughn; J Frye; T O'Leary; J Valentin.
GIDP: M Stanley (8).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Valentin-J Frye-M Vaughn.
E: J Valentin (16).

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Batista 2B-3B 5 1 2 2 0 1 5 .281 .315 .422 .737 24 16 0.163 0.62 0.165 -0.002 2.0 0 2 SB
Scott Brosius 3B-1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .329 .417 .578 .995 26 16 -0.053 0.31 0.000 -0.053 -1.3 3 1
Jason Giambi DH 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .308 .367 .515 .882 16 9 -0.019 0.39 0.016 -0.034 0.1
Mark McGwire 1B 2 2 1 2 1 0 4 .325 .473 .766 1.240 12 6 0.171 0.46 0.176 -0.005 1.8 6 0 HR,HBP,GDP
   Rafael Bournigal PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .290 .310 .600 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 2
Geronimo Berroa RF 4 1 3 3 0 0 4 .289 .341 .556 .896 11 8 0.048 0.24 0.057 -0.009 2.4 1 0 HR
   Ernie Young PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .319 .408 .727 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Terry Steinbach C 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .277 .342 .543 .884 15 5 0.033 0.42 0.038 -0.005 0.7 9 0
Brian Lesher LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .263 .286 .632 .917 9 8 -0.023 0.29 0.005 -0.028 -0.4 2 0 HR
Kerwin Moore CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 14 7 -0.025 0.24 0.000 -0.025 -1.6 4 0
Mike Bordick SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .225 .291 .305 .596 17 7 0.011 0.18 0.014 -0.003 -0.5 1 2
Willie Adams P 0 1
Team Totals 32 8 8 8 5 3 38 .250 .368 .531 .900 144 82 0.306 0.36 0.471 -0.164 3.1 27 8
HR: M McGwire (46, off T Wakefield, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF); G Berroa (35, off T Wakefield, 3rd inn, 2 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF); B Lesher (2, off T Wakefield, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF Line).
HBP: M McGwire (5, by T Wakefield).
TB: G Berroa 6; B Lesher 4; M McGwire 4; T Batista 2; J Giambi.
GIDP: M McGwire (11).
RBI: G Berroa 3 (92); T Batista 2 (11); M McGwire 2 (95); B Lesher (4).
2-out RBI: T Batista 2; M McGwire 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Batista-R Bournigal-S Brosius.
E: B Lesher (1).
Baserunning
SB: T Batista (5, 2nd base off T Wakefield/M Stanley).

Boston Red Sox

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
Tim Wakefield, L (11-12) 6 7 8 8 3 2 3 5.49 29 107 65 45 6 14 8 15 5 0 25 -0.306 0.47 -4.4
Vaughn Eshelman 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 6.29 6 23 10 6 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.6
Kerry Lacy 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 14 7 3 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.6
Team Totals 8 8 8 8 5 3 3 9.00 38 144 82 54 7 21 12 17 6 0 25 0 0 -0.305 0.36 -3.1

Oakland Athletics

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
Willie Adams, W (2-2) 9 5 0 0 1 9 0 3.73 33 123 81 47 12 22 10 13 9 0 85 0.194 0.39 5.5
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 1 9 0 0.00 33 123 81 47 12 22 10 13 9 0 85 0.194 0.39 5.5
Balks: None.
WP: T Wakefield (4).
HBP: T Wakefield (10; M McGwire).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dale Scott, 1B - Dave Phillips, 2B - Rocky Roe, 3B - Durwood Merrill.
Time of Game: 2:17.
Attendance: 32,116.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 12mph out to Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  RR OAK M. McGwire T. Wakefield 16% 69% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Batista Scores; McGwire Scores
b2 2-0 2 -23 6,(1-2)  RR OAK T. Batista T. Wakefield 11% 85% Single to 2B (Pop Fly to Deep 1B); Steinbach Scores; Bordick Scores
b3 4-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR OAK G. Berroa T. Wakefield 6% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Giambi Scores; McGwire Scores; Berroa Scores
t2 0-2 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Manto W. Adams 5% 69% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-2 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O BOS L. Tinsley W. Adams 4% 73% Flyball: CF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Willie Adams facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Bragg W. Adams 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Frye W. Adams 2% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS M. Vaughn W. Adams -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS R. Jefferson W. Adams 2% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  OAK T. Batista T. Wakefield 3% 59% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OAK S. Brosius T. Wakefield 2% 61% Batista Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O OAK S. Brosius T. Wakefield -4% 57% Lineout: 2B (Deep 2B)
b1 0-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O OAK J. Giambi T. Wakefield -3% 53% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
b1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  RR OAK M. McGwire T. Wakefield 16% 69% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Batista Scores; McGwire Scores
b1 2-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O OAK G. Berroa T. Wakefield -1% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Willie Adams facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS M. Stanley W. Adams 2% 70% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
t2 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS T. O'Leary W. Adams -3% 68% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t2 0-2 1 1-- 6,(0-2)  BOS J. Valentin W. Adams -4% 64% Reached on E7 (Line Drive); O'Leary to 2B; Valentin to 1B
t2 0-2 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Manto W. Adams 5% 69% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-2 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O BOS L. Tinsley W. Adams 4% 73% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 6-7-8
b2 2-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK T. Steinbach T. Wakefield 3% 76% Walk
b2 2-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK B. Lesher T. Wakefield -2% 73% Flyball: CF
b2 2-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O OAK K. Moore T. Wakefield -2% 71% Strikeout Looking
b2 2-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  OAK M. Bordick T. Wakefield 1% 73% Walk; Steinbach to 2B
b2 2-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  OAK T. Batista T. Wakefield 1% 74% Wild Pitch; Steinbach to 3B; Bordick to 2B
b2 2-0 2 -23 6,(1-2)  RR OAK T. Batista T. Wakefield 11% 85% Single to 2B (Pop Fly to Deep 1B); Steinbach Scores; Bordick Scores
b2 4-0 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  O OAK S. Brosius T. Wakefield -1% 84% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 4.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Athletics' Willie Adams facing 1-2-3
t3 0-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O BOS D. Bragg W. Adams 2% 86% Flyball: CF
t3 0-4 1 --- 7,(0-2)  O BOS J. Frye W. Adams 1% 87% Foul Popfly: 1B
t3 0-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn W. Adams 1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-0, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 3-4-5
b3 4-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK J. Giambi T. Wakefield 1% 89% Walk
b3 4-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK M. McGwire T. Wakefield 2% 91% Hit By Pitch; Giambi to 2B
b3 4-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR OAK G. Berroa T. Wakefield 6% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Giambi Scores; McGwire Scores; Berroa Scores
b3 7-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK T. Steinbach T. Wakefield -0% 96% Lineout: 3B
b3 7-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK B. Lesher T. Wakefield -0% 96% Flyball: CF
b3 7-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK K. Moore T. Wakefield -0% 96% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
3 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 7.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-7, Athletics' Willie Adams facing 4-5-6
t4 0-7 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS R. Jefferson W. Adams 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-7 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS M. Stanley W. Adams 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS T. O'Leary W. Adams 0% 98% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 7.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 7-0, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 9-1-2
b4 7-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK M. Bordick T. Wakefield -0% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 7-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK T. Batista T. Wakefield -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 7-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK S. Brosius T. Wakefield -0% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 7.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-7, Athletics' Willie Adams facing 7-8-9
t5 0-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Valentin W. Adams 1% 98% Lineout: CF
t5 0-7 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Manto W. Adams 0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-7 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS L. Tinsley W. Adams 0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 7-0, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 3-4-5
b5 7-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  OAK J. Giambi T. Wakefield 0% 99% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line)
b5 7-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO OAK M. McGwire T. Wakefield -1% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b5 7-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK G. Berroa T. Wakefield 0% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b5 7-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O OAK T. Steinbach T. Wakefield -0% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 7.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-7, Athletics' Willie Adams facing 1-2-3
t6 0-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS D. Bragg W. Adams 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t6 0-7 1 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS J. Frye W. Adams -1% 98% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t6 0-7 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  O BOS M. Vaughn W. Adams 1% 99% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
t6 0-7 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BOS R. Jefferson W. Adams 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 7-0, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 7-8-9
b6 7-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R OAK B. Lesher T. Wakefield 0% 100% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Lesher Scores
b6 8-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK K. Moore T. Wakefield -0% 99% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
b6 8-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O OAK M. Bordick T. Wakefield -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 8-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  OAK T. Batista T. Wakefield 0% 99% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Batista to 1B
b6 8-0 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O OAK S. Brosius T. Wakefield -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 8.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-8, Athletics' Willie Adams facing 5-6-7
t7 0-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Stanley W. Adams 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 0-8 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O BOS T. O'Leary W. Adams 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 0-8 2 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS J. Valentin W. Adams -0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t7 0-8 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Manto W. Adams 0% 100% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 8-0, Red Sox' Vaughn Eshelman facing 3-4-5
Vaughn Eshelman replaces Tim Wakefield pitching
Nomar Garciaparra replaces Jeff Frye playing 2B batting 2nd
b7 8-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK J. Giambi V. Eshelman -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b7 8-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK M. McGwire V. Eshelman 0% 100% Walk
Rafael Bournigal pinch runs for Mark McGwire (1B) batting 4th
b7 8-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OAK G. Berroa V. Eshelman 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Bournigal to 2B
Ernie Young pinch runs for Geronimo Berroa (RF) batting 5th
b7 8-0 1 12- 4,(3-0)  OAK T. Steinbach V. Eshelman 0% 100% Walk; Bournigal to 3B; Young to 2B
b7 8-0 1 123 2,(0-1)  O OAK B. Lesher V. Eshelman -0% 100% Popfly: 2B
b7 8-0 2 123 4,(2-1)  O OAK K. Moore V. Eshelman -0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 8.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-8, Athletics' Willie Adams facing 9-1-2
Scott Brosius moves from 3B to 1B
Rafael Bournigal moves from PR to 2B
Tony Batista moves from 2B to 3B
Ernie Young moves from PR to RF
t8 0-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS L. Tinsley W. Adams 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t8 0-8 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS D. Bragg W. Adams 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 0-8 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O BOS N. Garciaparra W. Adams 0% 100% Lineout: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 8-0, Red Sox' Kerry Lacy facing 9-1-2
Kerry Lacy replaces Vaughn Eshelman pitching
b8 8-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK M. Bordick K. Lacy -0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 8-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK T. Batista K. Lacy 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 8-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK S. Brosius K. Lacy -0% 100% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 8.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-8, Athletics' Willie Adams facing 3-4-5
t9 0-8 0 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS M. Vaughn W. Adams -0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t9 0-8 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS R. Jefferson W. Adams -0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Vaughn to 2B
t9 0-8 0 12- 4,(1-2)  OO BOS M. Stanley W. Adams 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Vaughn to 3B
t9 0-8 2 --3 6,(2-2)  O BOS T. O'Leary W. Adams 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 8.

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