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2
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@OAK
9
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@SEA
16
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@CIN
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Wednesday, April 2, 1997, 7:41
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 41,235, Time of Game: 3:16
Indians
9
1-0
Won 1 
2nd, ½ GB
at Athletics
7
0-1
Lost 1 
3rd, 1 GB
W: Steve Kline (1-0)
L: Don Wengert (0-1)
S: Paul Shuey (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         4  0  0   2  0  0   2  0  1    9 13  1
Athletics       0  0  1   2  3  0   0  1  0    7 11  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Marquis Grissom CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 17 10 -0.110 0.84 0.000 -0.110 -1.8 3 0
Omar Vizquel SS 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .400 .400 .400 .800 14 8 0.025 0.75 0.076 -0.050 0.2 3 2 2·SB,CS
Jim Thome 1B 2 3 2 2 3 0 5 1.000 1.000 3.000 4.000 29 11 0.228 0.86 0.228 0.000 2.9 10 0 HR,2B
Matt Williams 3B 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .000 .200 .000 .200 26 14 -0.069 1.07 0.032 -0.100 -1.1 0 4 GDP
David Justice LF 4 2 3 3 1 0 5 .750 .800 2.000 2.800 21 12 0.369 1.13 0.370 -0.001 3.2 2 0 HR,3B
Manny Ramirez RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .400 .400 .400 .800 13 11 0.046 0.77 0.117 -0.070 0.3 1 0 GDP
   Brian Giles PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Julio Franco 2B 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .200 .200 .200 .400 17 12 0.001 0.66 0.078 -0.077 -0.6 3 3
Kevin Mitchell DH 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .250 .400 1.000 1.400 14 8 0.018 0.74 0.071 -0.053 0.1 HR,IW
Sandy Alomar C 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .500 .500 .750 1.250 16 13 0.042 0.96 0.086 -0.044 0.9 5 1 2B
Charles Nagy P 0 1
   Steve Kline P 0 0
   Eric Plunk P 0 0
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 0
   Michael Jackson P 0 0
   Paul Shuey P 0 1
Team Totals 38 9 13 9 6 5 44 .342 .432 .684 1.116 167 99 0.550 0.85 1.058 -0.505 4.2 27 12
2B: J Thome (1, off A Prieto); S Alomar (1, off R Lewis).
3B: D Justice (1, off A Prieto).
HR: K Mitchell (1, off A Prieto, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF); D Justice (1, off B Brewer, 7th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep RF); J Thome (1, off B Groom, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
IBB: K Mitchell (1, by A Prieto).
TB: D Justice 8; J Thome 6; K Mitchell 4; S Alomar 3; O Vizquel 2; M Ramirez 2; J Franco.
GIDP: M Ramirez (1); M Williams (1).
RBI: D Justice 3 (3); J Thome 2 (2); J Franco (1); M Ramirez (1); S Alomar (1); K Mitchell (1).
2-out RBI: S Alomar; J Thome; J Franco; M Ramirez.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Williams-J Franco-J Thome.
E: S Alomar (1).
Baserunning
SB: O Vizquel 2 (2, 2nd base off A Prieto/G Williams 2).
CS: O Vizquel (1, 3rd base by A Prieto/G Williams).

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 SS 5 1 0 0 0 2 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 22 10 -0.101 1.53 0.083 -0.184 -0.5 2 1 GDP
Scott Brosius 3B 4 2 1 0 1 1 5 .250 .400 .750 1.150 22 14 -0.017 1.11 0.079 -0.096 0.5 0 7 3B
Jose Canseco RF 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .250 .400 .250 .650 20 9 0.036 1.09 0.091 -0.055 -0.1 1 0
Mark McGwire 1B 4 0 1 3 0 0 4 .250 .250 .500 .750 6 6 0.140 2.16 0.247 -0.107 1.2 10 0 2B
Geronimo Berroa DH 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .500 .500 1.500 2.000 18 10 0.105 1.52 0.196 -0.091 1.1 HR,2B
Jason Giambi LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 9 7 -0.108 1.19 0.000 -0.108 -0.7 2 0
Ernie Young CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .500 .500 1.250 1.750 10 7 -0.002 1.19 0.108 -0.111 0.6 2 0 HR,CS
Scott Spiezio 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 10 5 0.045 1.17 0.111 -0.067 0.1 3 5 2·2B
George Williams C 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .500 .500 .500 1.000 21 14 -0.046 1.78 0.094 -0.140 -0.0 7 1
Ariel Prieto P 0 0
   Don Wengert P 0 0
   Billy Brewer P 0 0
   Richie Lewis P 0 0
   Buddy Groom P 0 0
   Mark Acre P 0 0
Team Totals 37 7 11 5 2 5 39 .297 .333 .622 .955 138 82 0.052 1.40 1.009 -0.959 2.2 27 14
2B: S Spiezio 2 (2, 1 off C Nagy, 1 off M Jackson); M McGwire (1, off C Nagy); G Berroa (1, off E Plunk).
3B: S Brosius (1, off C Nagy).
HR: E Young (1, off C Nagy, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep CF-RF); G Berroa (1, off C Nagy, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF).
TB: G Berroa 6; E Young 5; S Spiezio 4; S Brosius 3; M McGwire 2; G Williams 2; J Canseco.
GIDP: T Batista (1).
RBI: M McGwire 3 (3); E Young (1); G Berroa (1).
2-out RBI: M McGwire 2; G Berroa.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. S Brosius-S Spiezio-M McGwire 2.
E: S Brosius (1).
Baserunning
CS: E Young (1, 2nd base by S Kline/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
Charles Nagy 5.1 7 6 6 2 4 2 10.13 25 87 51 33 5 13 8 11 3 0 32 -0.316 1.05 -3.4
Steve Kline, W (1-0) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.079 1.50 0.6
Eric Plunk, H (1) 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 9.00 6 21 14 9 1 4 1 5 2 0 0 0 -0.023 2.08 -0.1
Paul Assenmacher, H (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.055 2.72 0.2
Michael Jackson, H (1) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 16 8 3 3 2 1 2 1 0 1 1 0.057 2.27 -0.0
Paul Shuey, S (1) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 9 6 3 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.098 1.26 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 7 7 2 5 2 7.00 39 139 82 51 10 21 12 20 7 0 32 3 1 -0.050 1.40 -2.2
E Plunk faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

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
Ariel Prieto 4 8 6 2 5 0 1 4.50 23 83 44 24 9 11 8 10 5 0 25 -0.398 0.88 -4.8
Don Wengert, L (0-1) 2.1 0 1 1 1 3 0 3.86 8 31 22 11 7 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0.158 1.13 2.0
Billy Brewer 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0.00 1 7 5 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 -0.292 2.04 -1.7
Richie Lewis 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 6 22 12 6 3 3 2 3 2 0 0 0 0.052 0.54 0.8
Buddy Groom 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 1 27.00 3 13 7 4 0 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 -0.091 0.42 -1.0
Mark Acre 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 11 9 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.020 0.57 0.6
Team Totals 9 13 9 5 6 5 3 5.00 44 167 99 53 21 25 15 18 8 0 25 3 1 -0.551 0.85 -4.2
A Prieto faced 1 batter in the 5th inning.
B Brewer faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: C Nagy (1); M Jackson (1); A Prieto (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: A Prieto (1; K Mitchell).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rich Garcia, 1B - Dale Ford, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - Larry Young.
Time of Game: 3:16.
Attendance: 41,235.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 20mph out to Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 6-6 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  RR CLE D. Justice B. Brewer 29% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Thome Scores
b5 4-6 2 123 1,(0-0)  RR OAK M. McGwire C. Nagy -25% 42% Double to LF (Line Drive); Batista Scores; Brosius Scores; Canseco to 3B
b8 6-8 0 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK G. Berroa E. Plunk -11% 72% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b8 7-8 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O OAK G. Williams M. Jackson 10% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 8-7 0 --- 4,(3-0)  R CLE J. Thome B. Groom 9% 92% 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, Athletics' Ariel Prieto facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. Grissom A. Prieto -2% 48% Lineout: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE O. Vizquel A. Prieto 2% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  CLE J. Thome A. Prieto 1% 52% Vizquel Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  CLE J. Thome A. Prieto 2% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  CLE M. Williams A. Prieto 3% 56% Vizquel Caught Stealing 3B, Safe on E5
t1 0-0 1 1-3 5,(3-1)  CLE M. Williams A. Prieto 3% 59% Walk; Thome to 2B
t1 0-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  RO CLE D. Justice A. Prieto -0% 59% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Vizquel Scores/unER; Thome to 3B
t1 1-0 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  R CLE M. Ramirez A. Prieto 8% 68% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Thome Scores/unER; Justice to 2B
t1 2-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R CLE J. Franco A. Prieto 8% 75% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Justice Scores/unER; Ramirez to 2B
t1 3-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  CLE K. Mitchell A. Prieto 1% 76% Wild Pitch; Ramirez to 3B; Franco to 2B
t1 3-0 2 -23 5,(3-1)  CLE K. Mitchell A. Prieto 1% 77% Intentional Walk
t1 3-0 2 123 2,(1-0)  R CLE S. Alomar A. Prieto 6% 83% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Ramirez Scores/unER; Franco to 3B; Mitchell to 2B
t1 4-0 2 123 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Grissom A. Prieto -3% 80% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 1-2-3
b1 0-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O OAK T. Batista C. Nagy 2% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b1 0-4 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O OAK S. Brosius C. Nagy 1% 83% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O OAK J. Canseco C. Nagy 1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-0, Athletics' Ariel Prieto facing 2-3-4
t2 4-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O CLE O. Vizquel A. Prieto -1% 83% Foul Popfly: C
t2 4-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  CLE J. Thome A. Prieto 1% 84% Walk
t2 4-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO CLE M. Williams A. Prieto -2% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 4-5-6
b2 0-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK M. McGwire C. Nagy 2% 83% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b2 0-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O OAK G. Berroa C. Nagy 1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b2 0-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK J. Giambi C. Nagy 1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-0, Athletics' Ariel Prieto facing 5-6-7
t3 4-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  CLE D. Justice A. Prieto 2% 87% Walk
t3 4-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO CLE M. Ramirez A. Prieto -3% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t3 4-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE J. Franco A. Prieto -1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 7-8-9
b3 0-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R OAK E. Young C. Nagy -7% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b3 1-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK S. Spiezio C. Nagy 2% 78% Groundout: P-1B
b3 1-4 1 --- 8,(3-2)  OAK G. Williams C. Nagy -3% 76% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 1-4 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  OO OAK T. Batista C. Nagy 5% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 1.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, Athletics' Ariel Prieto facing 8-9-1
t4 4-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R CLE K. Mitchell A. Prieto 6% 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t4 5-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CLE S. Alomar A. Prieto -1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 5-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE M. Grissom A. Prieto -1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 5-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  CLE O. Vizquel A. Prieto 1% 86% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t4 5-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  CLE J. Thome A. Prieto 0% 87% Vizquel Steals 2B
t4 5-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R CLE J. Thome A. Prieto 5% 91% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Vizquel Scores
t4 6-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O CLE M. Williams A. Prieto -1% 90% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 6, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-6, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 2-3-4
b4 1-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK S. Brosius C. Nagy -5% 85% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b4 1-6 0 --3 5,(2-2)  O OAK J. Canseco C. Nagy 3% 88% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-6 1 --3 1,(0-0)  RO OAK M. McGwire C. Nagy 0% 88% Groundout: SS-1B; Brosius Scores
b4 2-6 2 --- 6,(2-2)  R OAK G. Berroa C. Nagy -6% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b4 3-6 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK J. Giambi C. Nagy 1% 83% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 6, Athletics 3.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-3, Athletics' Ariel Prieto facing 5-6-7
t5 6-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  CLE D. Justice A. Prieto 5% 89% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
Don Wengert replaces Ariel Prieto pitching
t5 6-3 0 --3 2,(0-1)  O CLE M. Ramirez D. Wengert -2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 6-3 1 --3 3,(0-2)  O CLE J. Franco D. Wengert -4% 83% Strikeout Swinging
t5 6-3 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O CLE K. Mitchell D. Wengert -2% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 6, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-6, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 7-8-9
b5 3-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK E. Young C. Nagy 3% 83% Popfly: C
b5 3-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK S. Spiezio C. Nagy -4% 79% Double to CF (Line Drive)
b5 3-6 1 -2- 6,(1-2)  O OAK G. Williams C. Nagy 4% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-6 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R OAK T. Batista C. Nagy -8% 74% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Batista to 1B/Adv on E2 (throw); Spiezio Scores/No RBI
b5 4-6 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  OAK S. Brosius C. Nagy -3% 71% Walk; Batista to 2B
b5 4-6 2 12- 5,(3-1)  OAK J. Canseco C. Nagy -5% 67% Walk; Batista to 3B; Brosius to 2B
b5 4-6 2 123 1,(0-0)  RR OAK M. McGwire C. Nagy -25% 42% Double to LF (Line Drive); Batista Scores; Brosius Scores; Canseco to 3B
b5 6-6 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O OAK G. Berroa C. Nagy 8% 50% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 6, Athletics 6.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 6-6, Athletics' Don Wengert facing 9-1-2
t6 6-6 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O CLE S. Alomar D. Wengert -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t6 6-6 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CLE M. Grissom D. Wengert -3% 44% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
t6 6-6 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel D. Wengert -2% 42% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 6, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Tied 6-6, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 6-7-8
b6 6-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK J. Giambi C. Nagy 3% 46% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b6 6-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK E. Young C. Nagy -4% 42% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
Steve Kline replaces Charles Nagy pitching
b6 6-6 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O OAK S. Spiezio S. Kline 4% 46% Flyball: CF
b6 6-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O OAK G. Williams S. Kline 4% 50% Young Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 6, Athletics 6.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Tied 6-6, Athletics' Don Wengert facing 3-4-5
t7 6-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE J. Thome D. Wengert 6% 56% Walk
t7 6-6 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  O CLE M. Williams D. Wengert -6% 50% Strikeout Swinging
Billy Brewer replaces Don Wengert pitching
t7 6-6 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  RR CLE D. Justice B. Brewer 29% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Thome Scores
Richie Lewis replaces Billy Brewer pitching
t7 8-6 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CLE M. Ramirez R. Lewis -1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 8-6 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE J. Franco R. Lewis -1% 77% Lineout: CF
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 8, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 6-8, Indians' Eric Plunk facing 9-1-2
Eric Plunk replaces Steve Kline pitching
b7 6-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK G. Williams E. Plunk -7% 71% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b7 6-8 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O OAK T. Batista E. Plunk 6% 77% Popfly: SS (SS-2B)
b7 6-8 1 1-- 6,(1-2)  O OAK S. Brosius E. Plunk 5% 82% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b7 6-8 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  OAK J. Canseco E. Plunk -5% 77% Single to RF (Pop Fly to Short RF); Williams to 3B
b7 6-8 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O OAK M. McGwire E. Plunk 9% 86% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 8, Athletics 6.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 8-6, Athletics' Richie Lewis facing 8-9-1
t8 8-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE K. Mitchell R. Lewis -1% 84% Popfly: RF (Short RF)
t8 8-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CLE S. Alomar R. Lewis 3% 87% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t8 8-6 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Grissom R. Lewis -2% 85% Strikeout Swinging
t8 8-6 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel R. Lewis -2% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 8, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 6-8, Indians' Eric Plunk facing 5-6-7
b8 6-8 0 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK G. Berroa E. Plunk -11% 72% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
Paul Assenmacher replaces Eric Plunk pitching
b8 6-8 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O OAK J. Giambi P. Assenmacher 5% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B; Berroa to 3B
Michael Jackson replaces Paul Assenmacher pitching
b8 6-8 1 --3 4,(1-2)  R OAK E. Young M. Jackson -2% 75% Wild Pitch; Berroa Scores/No RBI
b8 7-8 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK E. Young M. Jackson 5% 80% Flyball: CF
b8 7-8 2 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK S. Spiezio M. Jackson -7% 73% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b8 7-8 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O OAK G. Williams M. Jackson 10% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 8, Athletics 7.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 8-7, Athletics' Buddy Groom facing 3-4-5
Buddy Groom replaces Richie Lewis pitching
t9 8-7 0 --- 4,(3-0)  R CLE J. Thome B. Groom 9% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t9 9-7 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE M. Williams B. Groom -1% 91% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
t9 9-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE D. Justice B. Groom 1% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
Mark Acre replaces Buddy Groom pitching
t9 9-7 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  CLE M. Ramirez M. Acre 2% 95% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Justice to 3B
Brian Giles pinch runs for Manny Ramirez (RF) batting 6th
t9 9-7 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Franco M. Acre -3% 92% Fielder's Choice 3B; Justice out at Hm/3B-C; Giles to 2B; Franco to 1B
t9 9-7 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O CLE K. Mitchell M. Acre -2% 90% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 9, Athletics 7.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 7-9, Indians' Paul Shuey facing 1-2-3
Paul Shuey replaces Michael Jackson pitching
Brian Giles moves from PR to RF
b9 7-9 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK T. Batista P. Shuey 5% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b9 7-9 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK S. Brosius P. Shuey 3% 98% Lineout: CF
b9 7-9 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK J. Canseco P. Shuey 2% 100% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 9, Athletics 7.

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