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NYY
@ANA
4
3
 
(12)
TOR
@CHW
3
6
BAL
@KCR
4
3
DET
@MIL
2
1
 
(12)
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@OAK
6
13
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@SEA
6
7
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@HOU
4
10
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@MON
2
3
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@NYM
1
3
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@NYM
4
3
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@PIT
9
4
Thursday, August 21, 1997, 12:17
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 11,570, Time of Game: 2:44
Red Sox
6
64-64
 Lost 1 
3rd, 18 GB
at Athletics
13
51-77
 Won 1 
4th, 20½ GB
L: Steve Avery (6-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         1  0  0   1  0  1   3  0  0    6 10  1
Athletics       1  5  6   0  0  1   0  0  X   13 17  0

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Nomar Garciaparra SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .310 .352 .526 .878 7 5 0.071 0.61 0.086 -0.016 0.5 0 2 3B
   Mike Benjamin SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .254 .289 .352 .642 7 5 -0.008 0.15 0.000 -0.008 -1.1 2 3
John Valentin 3B 4 0 1 2 0 0 5 .314 .377 .505 .882 13 8 -0.030 0.33 0.005 -0.035 -0.6 0 2 SB,SF,GDP
Mo Vaughn 1B 4 1 1 1 0 3 4 .328 .439 .575 1.014 18 13 -0.033 0.32 0.002 -0.035 0.1 11 0 HR
Wil Cordero LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .284 .321 .445 .766 4 2 0.010 0.21 0.011 -0.001 -0.1 1 0
   Jose Malave LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 3 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 0 0
   Darren Bragg PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .264 .348 .397 .745 1 1 -0.002 0.10 0.000 -0.002 -0.3 0 0
Reggie Jefferson DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .351 .385 .526 .911 13 7 -0.022 0.21 0.001 -0.024 -0.2 2B
Bill Haselman C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .249 .297 .396 .693 14 7 -0.023 0.26 0.002 -0.025 -0.0 2 0
Troy O'Leary RF-LF 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .322 .368 .505 .873 14 8 -0.018 0.19 0.001 -0.019 0.1 2 0 SF
Jeff Frye 2B 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .306 .349 .427 .776 20 13 -0.009 0.14 0.004 -0.013 1.3 3 4 2B
Jesus Tavarez CF 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .180 .236 .280 .516 15 7 0.030 0.19 0.031 -0.001 1.8 2 0 2B
Steve Avery P 0 1
   Kerry Lacy P 1 0
   Mark Brandenburg P 0 0
Team Totals 34 6 10 6 2 6 38 .294 .316 .529 .845 129 79 -0.036 0.26 0.143 -0.181 1.2 24 12
2B: R Jefferson (26, off A Lorraine); J Frye (26, off A Lorraine); J Tavarez (3, off A Lorraine).
3B: N Garciaparra (10, off A Lorraine).
HR: M Vaughn (27, off A Lorraine, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep CF-RF).
SF: J Valentin (5, off A Lorraine); T O'Leary (4, off A Lorraine).
TB: M Vaughn 4; J Tavarez 3; N Garciaparra 3; R Jefferson 2; J Frye 2; B Haselman; J Valentin; T O'Leary; W Cordero.
GIDP: J Valentin (18).
RBI: J Valentin 2 (69); J Frye (37); M Vaughn (79); T O'Leary (64); J Tavarez (9).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Frye-M Benjamin-M Vaughn; J Frye-M Vaughn.
E: B Haselman (6).
Baserunning
SB: J Valentin (6, 2nd base off J Johnstone/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
Jason McDonald CF 5 2 2 2 1 0 6 .226 .314 .395 .709 24 14 -0.004 0.24 0.021 -0.025 0.7 3 0 HR,2B,SB
Rafael Bournigal SS 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .296 .353 .354 .707 9 4 -0.012 0.66 0.005 -0.017 -0.1 0 1
   Tony Batista SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .182 .246 .309 .555 9 7 -0.001 0.01 0.000 -0.001 -1.3 0 0
Mark Bellhorn 3B 4 2 4 2 1 0 5 .260 .358 .420 .778 19 12 0.160 0.27 0.160 0.000 2.9 1 2 HR
Jose Canseco DH 4 1 2 3 1 0 5 .239 .326 .470 .796 27 15 0.039 0.23 0.051 -0.012 2.6 HR,GDP
Brian Lesher LF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .183 .227 .338 .565 21 16 -0.039 0.29 0.000 -0.039 -2.2 1 0 GDP
Jason Giambi 1B 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 .282 .359 .492 .851 17 13 0.051 0.18 0.052 -0.001 1.0 9 1 HR
George Williams C 4 3 3 0 1 0 5 .277 .391 .383 .774 16 9 0.042 0.28 0.042 0.000 1.3 7 0 2B
Scott Spiezio 2B 4 1 1 3 1 0 5 .231 .283 .362 .645 14 7 0.210 0.44 0.215 -0.006 1.6 2 5 HR
Ernie Young RF 4 1 2 2 1 1 5 .200 .284 .336 .620 14 7 0.017 0.11 0.027 -0.009 2.1 3 0 HR
Andrew Lorraine P 1 0
   John Johnstone P 0 0
   Mike Mohler P 0 0
Team Totals 39 13 17 13 7 2 46 .436 .522 .949 1.470 170 104 0.463 0.26 0.573 -0.110 8.7 27 9
2B: G Williams (9, off M Brandenburg); J McDonald (7, off M Brandenburg).
HR: M Bellhorn (5, off S Avery, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF); S Spiezio (10, off S Avery, 2nd inn, 2 on, 1 out to Deep LF); J Giambi (16, off S Avery, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF Line); E Young (4, off K Lacy, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line); J McDonald (4, off K Lacy, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF); J Canseco (23, off K Lacy, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF).
TB: M Bellhorn 7; J Giambi 6; J McDonald 6; J Canseco 5; E Young 5; G Williams 4; S Spiezio 4.
GIDP: B Lesher (2); J Canseco (13).
RBI: S Spiezio 3 (45); J Canseco 3 (74); M Bellhorn 2 (17); J McDonald 2 (9); E Young 2 (11); J Giambi (61).
2-out RBI: J Canseco 3; M Bellhorn 2; J McDonald.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Spiezio-J Giambi.
Baserunning
SB: J McDonald (5, 2nd base off S Avery/B Haselman).

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
Steve Avery, L (6-4) 2 7 8 8 3 2 3 5.92 16 66 41 21 6 14 5 6 1 0 9 -0.430 0.67 -6.3
Kerry Lacy 3 5 4 4 4 0 3 6.11 17 54 29 22 1 6 4 9 2 0 1 1 -0.033 0.05 -3.0
Mark Brandenburg 3 5 1 1 0 0 0 6.33 13 50 34 22 3 9 5 8 4 0 0 0 0.000 0.01 0.6
Team Totals 8 17 13 13 7 2 6 14.62 46 170 104 65 10 29 14 23 7 0 9 1 1 -0.463 0.26 -8.7
S Avery faced 2 batters in the 3rd 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
Andrew Lorraine, W (2-0) 6 9 6 6 0 5 1 5.73 27 91 60 44 9 7 8 14 4 0 35 0.027 0.33 -2.4
John Johnstone 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 2.35 9 30 14 9 2 3 3 3 1 0 1 1 0.004 0.09 -0.3
Mike Mohler 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.52 2 8 5 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0.006 0.12 1.5
Team Totals 9 10 6 6 2 6 1 6.00 38 129 79 57 11 11 12 18 5 0 35 3 1 0.037 0.26 -1.2
A Lorraine faced 3 batters in the 7th inning.
J Johnstone faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Reilly, 1B - Larry Young, 2B - Rich Garcia, 3B - Dale Ford.
Time of Game: 2:44.
Attendance: 11,570.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 74° F, Wind 12mph out to Rightfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 1-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR OAK S. Spiezio S. Avery 21% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Giambi Scores; Williams Scores
b1 0-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  R OAK M. Bellhorn S. Avery 10% 51% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  BOS N. Garciaparra A. Lorraine -9% 41% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b2 4-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R OAK M. Bellhorn S. Avery 6% 87% Single to CF (Fly Ball); McDonald Scores; Bournigal to 2B
b2 5-1 2 12- 3,(0-2)  R OAK J. Canseco S. Avery 4% 92% Single to LF (Fly Ball); Bournigal Scores; Bellhorn to 3B

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' Andrew Lorraine facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  BOS N. Garciaparra A. Lorraine -9% 41% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 0 --3 2,(0-1)  RO BOS J. Valentin A. Lorraine 1% 43% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Garciaparra Scores
t1 1-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn A. Lorraine 1% 44% Strikeout Swinging
t1 1-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  BOS W. Cordero A. Lorraine -1% 43% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t1 1-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O BOS R. Jefferson A. Lorraine 2% 45% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK J. McDonald S. Avery -2% 43% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b1 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK R. Bournigal S. Avery -2% 41% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b1 0-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  R OAK M. Bellhorn S. Avery 10% 51% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b1 1-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK J. Canseco S. Avery -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Athletics 1.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Andrew Lorraine facing 6-7-8
t2 1-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O BOS B. Haselman A. Lorraine 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O BOS T. O'Leary A. Lorraine 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t2 1-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Frye A. Lorraine 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 5-6-7
b2 1-1 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O OAK B. Lesher S. Avery -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  OAK J. Giambi S. Avery 3% 55% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
b2 1-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK G. Williams S. Avery 4% 59% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Giambi to 2B
b2 1-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR OAK S. Spiezio S. Avery 21% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Giambi Scores; Williams Scores
b2 4-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK E. Young S. Avery -1% 80% Strikeout Swinging
b2 4-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  OAK J. McDonald S. Avery 1% 80% Walk
b2 4-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  OAK R. Bournigal S. Avery 1% 81% McDonald Steals 2B
b2 4-1 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  OAK R. Bournigal S. Avery 0% 81% Walk
b2 4-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R OAK M. Bellhorn S. Avery 6% 87% Single to CF (Fly Ball); McDonald Scores; Bournigal to 2B
b2 5-1 2 12- 3,(0-2)  R OAK J. Canseco S. Avery 4% 92% Single to LF (Fly Ball); Bournigal Scores; Bellhorn to 3B
b2 6-1 2 1-3 4,(0-2)  O OAK B. Lesher S. Avery -1% 90% Strikeout Looking
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 1, Athletics 6.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-6, Athletics' Andrew Lorraine facing 9-1-2
Tony Batista replaces Rafael Bournigal playing SS batting 2nd
t3 1-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS J. Tavarez A. Lorraine -2% 88% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 1-6 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BOS N. Garciaparra A. Lorraine 1% 89% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B); Tavarez to 2B
t3 1-6 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Valentin A. Lorraine 2% 91% Lineout: 3B
t3 1-6 2 -2- 6,(1-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn A. Lorraine 2% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-1, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 6-7-8
b3 6-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R OAK J. Giambi S. Avery 3% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
b3 7-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  OAK G. Williams S. Avery 1% 96% Walk
Kerry Lacy replaces Steve Avery pitching
b3 7-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK S. Spiezio K. Lacy 0% 96% E2 on Foul Ball
b3 7-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O OAK S. Spiezio K. Lacy -1% 96% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b3 7-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR OAK E. Young K. Lacy 3% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Williams Scores
b3 9-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R OAK J. McDonald K. Lacy 1% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b3 10-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK T. Batista K. Lacy -0% 99% Flyball: LF
b3 10-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK M. Bellhorn K. Lacy 0% 99% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b3 10-1 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  RR OAK J. Canseco K. Lacy 1% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Bellhorn Scores
b3 12-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK B. Lesher K. Lacy 0% 100% Lineout: P (P's Right)
6 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Athletics 12.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-12, Athletics' Andrew Lorraine facing 4-5-6
t4 1-12 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS W. Cordero A. Lorraine 0% 100% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
t4 1-12 1 --- 3,(2-0)  BOS R. Jefferson A. Lorraine -0% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t4 1-12 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  BOS B. Haselman A. Lorraine -0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive); Jefferson to 3B
t4 1-12 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  RO BOS T. O'Leary A. Lorraine 0% 100% Lineout: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Jefferson Scores
t4 2-12 2 1-- 5,(0-2)  O BOS J. Frye A. Lorraine 0% 100% Foul Popfly: C
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Athletics 12.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 12-2, Red Sox' Kerry Lacy facing 6-7-8
Jose Malave replaces Wil Cordero playing LF batting 4th
b4 12-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O OAK J. Giambi K. Lacy -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b4 12-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  OAK G. Williams K. Lacy 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 12-2 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  OAK S. Spiezio K. Lacy 0% 100% Walk; Williams to 2B
b4 12-2 1 12- 4,(3-0)  OAK E. Young K. Lacy 0% 100% Walk; Williams to 3B; Spiezio to 2B
b4 12-2 1 123 1,(0-0)  O OAK J. McDonald K. Lacy -0% 100% Popfly: 2B
b4 12-2 2 123 1,(0-0)  O OAK T. Batista K. Lacy -0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 2, Athletics 12.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-12, Athletics' Andrew Lorraine facing 9-1-2
t5 2-12 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O BOS J. Tavarez A. Lorraine 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t5 2-12 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS N. Garciaparra A. Lorraine 0% 100% Popfly: 1B (Short 1B Line)
t5 2-12 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Valentin A. Lorraine 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Athletics 12.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 12-2, Red Sox' Kerry Lacy facing 3-4-5
Mike Benjamin replaces Nomar Garciaparra playing SS batting 1st
b5 12-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  OAK M. Bellhorn K. Lacy 0% 100% Walk
b5 12-2 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  OAK J. Canseco K. Lacy 0% 100% Walk; Bellhorn to 2B
b5 12-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OO OAK B. Lesher K. Lacy -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B); Bellhorn to 3B
b5 12-2 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O OAK J. Giambi K. Lacy -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Athletics 12.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-12, Athletics' Andrew Lorraine facing 3-4-5
t6 2-12 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R BOS M. Vaughn A. Lorraine -0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t6 3-12 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Malave A. Lorraine 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t6 3-12 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS R. Jefferson A. Lorraine 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t6 3-12 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS B. Haselman A. Lorraine 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 12.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 12-3, Red Sox' Mark Brandenburg facing 7-8-9
Mark Brandenburg replaces Kerry Lacy pitching
b6 12-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK G. Williams M. Brandenburg 0% 100% Double to RF (Fly Ball)
b6 12-3 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O OAK S. Spiezio M. Brandenburg -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 12-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O OAK E. Young M. Brandenburg -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 12-3 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R OAK J. McDonald M. Brandenburg 0% 100% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep 1B); Williams Scores
b6 13-3 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O OAK T. Batista M. Brandenburg -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 13.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-13, Athletics' Andrew Lorraine facing 7-8-9
t7 3-13 0 --- 4,(1-2)  BOS T. O'Leary A. Lorraine -0% 100% Single to P (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t7 3-13 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  R BOS J. Frye A. Lorraine -0% 100% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); O'Leary Scores
t7 4-13 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  R BOS J. Tavarez A. Lorraine -0% 99% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Frye Scores
John Johnstone replaces Andrew Lorraine pitching
t7 5-13 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Benjamin J. Johnstone 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t7 5-13 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  R BOS J. Valentin J. Johnstone -0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Tavarez Scores
t7 6-13 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  BOS M. Vaughn J. Johnstone -0% 99% Valentin Steals 2B
t7 6-13 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn J. Johnstone 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
Darren Bragg pinch hits for Jose Malave (LF) batting 4th
t7 6-13 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O BOS D. Bragg J. Johnstone 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 6, Athletics 13.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 13-6, Red Sox' Mark Brandenburg facing 3-4-5
Troy O'Leary moves from RF to LF
Darren Bragg moves from PH to RF
b7 13-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  OAK M. Bellhorn M. Brandenburg 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 1B)
b7 13-6 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  OO OAK J. Canseco M. Brandenburg -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b7 13-6 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O OAK B. Lesher M. Brandenburg -0% 100% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Athletics 13.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 6-13, Athletics' John Johnstone facing 5-6-7
t8 6-13 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS R. Jefferson J. Johnstone 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t8 6-13 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS B. Haselman J. Johnstone 0% 100% Popfly: CF
t8 6-13 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS T. O'Leary J. Johnstone 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Athletics 13.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 13-6, Red Sox' Mark Brandenburg facing 6-7-8
b8 13-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  OAK J. Giambi M. Brandenburg 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b8 13-6 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK G. Williams M. Brandenburg -0% 100% Popfly: 2B
b8 13-6 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O OAK S. Spiezio M. Brandenburg -0% 100% Lineout: CF
b8 13-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK E. Young M. Brandenburg 0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Giambi to 2B
b8 13-6 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O OAK J. McDonald M. Brandenburg -0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 6, Athletics 13.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 6-13, Athletics' John Johnstone facing 8-9-1
t9 6-13 0 --- 7,(3-2)  BOS J. Frye J. Johnstone -0% 100% Walk
t9 6-13 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  BOS J. Tavarez J. Johnstone -0% 99% Walk; Frye to 2B
Mike Mohler replaces John Johnstone pitching
t9 6-13 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O BOS M. Benjamin M. Mohler 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 6-13 1 12- 5,(2-2)  OO BOS J. Valentin M. Mohler 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 6, Athletics 13.

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