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Saturday, August 23, 1997, 6:07
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 17,066, Time of Game: 2:52
Indians
7
67-59
 Won 2 
1st
at Athletics
4
51-79
 Lost 2 
4th, 21½ GB
W: Orel Hershiser (12-5)
L: Brad Rigby (0-5)
S: Jose Mesa (9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  3  0   0  0  0   1  1  2    7 17  0
Athletics       1  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  2    4  8  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian Giles LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 .271 .866 10 7 -0.036 0.74 0.020 -0.055 -0.7 3 0 SB,SF
Omar Vizquel SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 .288 .725 23 17 -0.051 0.66 0.024 -0.075 -0.9 1 2
Manny Ramirez RF 4 1 1 0 1 2 .330 .972 23 12 -0.010 0.63 0.039 -0.049 -0.0 0 0
Jim Thome 1B 5 2 3 3 0 0 .290 1.045 16 10 0.039 0.69 0.138 -0.099 1.9 7 1 2·HR,GDP
David Justice DH 5 1 4 1 0 0 .339 1.062 23 14 0.134 0.50 0.139 -0.005 1.7 HR
Matt Williams 3B 5 1 1 0 0 1 .248 .757 11 9 0.005 0.73 0.062 -0.056 -0.5 0 1 2B
Sandy Alomar C 5 2 3 1 0 0 .329 .903 12 9 0.022 0.79 0.087 -0.065 0.4 9 0
Jeff Branson 2B 5 0 2 0 0 1 .188 .564 17 13 0.031 0.66 0.068 -0.037 -0.1 1 2
Marquis Grissom CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .253 .682 8 6 0.041 0.90 0.080 -0.039 0.6 5 0 SH
Orel Hershiser P 1 1
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 0
   Michael Jackson P 0 0
   Jose Mesa P 0 0
Team Totals 41 7 17 6 1 4 .415 1.077 143 97 0.175 0.70 0.657 -0.480 2.2 27 7
2B: M Williams (23, off B Rigby).
HR: D Justice (27, off B Rigby; 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF); J Thome 2 (36, 1 off B Rigby, 1 off T Mathews; 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF; 9th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF).
SF: B Giles (5, off B Rigby).
SH: M Grissom (4, off B Rigby).
TB: J Thome 9; D Justice 7; S Alomar 3; J Branson 2; M Williams 2; M Grissom; O Vizquel; M Ramirez; B Giles.
GIDP: J Thome (9).
RBI: J Thome 3 (91); D Justice (81); S Alomar (60); B Giles (47).
2-out RBI: J Thome.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Branson-O Vizquel-J Thome.
Baserunning
SB: B Giles (10, 2nd base off B Rigby/B Mayne).

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mark Bellhorn 3B 4 1 1 0 1 1 .258 .764 17 10 -0.077 1.64 0.082 -0.160 -0.8 0 2
Scott Spiezio 2B 5 0 1 2 0 2 .228 .639 20 15 -0.061 1.73 0.112 -0.173 0.4 3 7 2B
Matt Stairs RF 5 0 0 0 0 1 .335 1.074 19 12 -0.180 1.20 0.000 -0.180 -1.8 1 0
Jose Canseco DH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .237 .793 4 3 -0.030 1.04 0.000 -0.030 -0.4
   Dave Magadan PH 2 0 0 0 1 1 .294 .786 16 8 0.022 0.95 0.059 -0.037 0.0
Jason Giambi 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .277 .838 13 5 -0.133 1.03 0.008 -0.141 -0.9 12 1 GDP,IW
Brent Mayne C 3 0 0 0 1 1 .254 .656 15 7 -0.026 0.84 0.025 -0.050 -0.3 4 0
Brian Lesher LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .173 .535 6 5 -0.111 1.44 0.000 -0.111 -1.2 4 0
   Jason McDonald PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 .223 .693 2 2 0.005 0.13 0.005 0.000 0.3
Ernie Young CF 2 1 0 0 0 0 .194 .611 7 5 0.055 1.19 0.093 -0.038 0.7 2 0 HBP
   George Williams PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 .279 .776 3 3 0.013 0.23 0.013 0.000 0.7
Tony Batista SS 4 0 4 1 0 0 .209 .606 18 15 0.198 1.00 0.198 0.000 2.5 1 3 2B
Brad Rigby P 0 1
   Buddy Groom P 0 0
   Aaron Small P 0 1
   T.J. Mathews P 0 1
Team Totals 34 4 8 3 4 8 .235 .627 140 90 -0.325 1.16 0.595 -0.920 -0.8 27 16
2B: T Batista (8, off M Jackson); S Spiezio (21, off O Hershiser).
IBB: J Giambi (3, by O Hershiser).
HBP: E Young (2, by O Hershiser).
TB: T Batista 5; S Spiezio 2; G Williams; M Bellhorn; J McDonald.
GIDP: J Giambi (9).
RBI: S Spiezio 2 (47); T Batista (17).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Batista-S Spiezio-J Giambi.
E: T Batista (7).

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, W (12-5) 6.1 5 2 2 3 6 0 4.69 27 95 58 27 7 24 8 9 2 0 58 0.189 1.16 1.5
Paul Assenmacher, H (14) 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.11 6 23 17 8 2 7 2 2 0 0 2 1 0.132 1.11 1.0
Michael Jackson 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 3.16 3 10 10 6 0 4 0 3 3 0 0 0 -0.060 0.31 -2.2
Jose Mesa, S (9) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.82 3 12 5 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0.063 2.04 0.4
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 4 8 0 4.00 39 140 90 45 9 36 11 15 5 0 58 4 2 0.324 1.16 0.8
M Jackson faced 3 batters in the 9th 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
Brad Rigby, L (0-5) 6.2 11 4 4 1 2 2 3.75 31 94 61 37 5 19 13 15 8 0 37 -0.104 0.87 -0.4
Buddy Groom 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.25 1 8 5 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.005 0.21 0.1
Aaron Small 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 4.23 5 15 12 9 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 -0.050 0.52 -0.5
T.J. Mathews 1 4 2 2 0 0 1 2.65 7 26 19 11 1 7 3 4 1 0 0 0 -0.027 0.08 -1.5
Team Totals 9 17 7 6 1 4 3 6.00 44 143 97 62 7 28 19 20 9 0 37 0 0 -0.176 0.70 -2.2
Balks: None.
WP: P Assenmacher (4).
HBP: O Hershiser (8; E Young).
IBB: O Hershiser (2; J Giambi).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Miller, 1B - Jim Joyce, 2B - Al Clark, 3B - John Hirschbeck.
Time of Game: 2:52.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 12mph out to Rightfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Oakland Athletics
1 Brian Giles LF 1 Mark Bellhorn 3B
2 Omar Vizquel SS 2 Scott Spiezio 2B
3 Manny Ramirez RF 3 Matt Stairs RF
4 Jim Thome 1B 4 Jose Canseco DH
5 David Justice DH 5 Jason Giambi 1B
6 Matt Williams 3B 6 Brent Mayne C
7 Sandy Alomar C 7 Brian Lesher LF
8 Jeff Branson 2B 8 Ernie Young CF
9 Marquis Grissom CF 9 Tony Batista SS
Orel Hershiser P Brad Rigby P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO OAK J. Giambi O. Hershiser 12% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  R OAK S. Spiezio O. Hershiser -11% 30% Double to RF (Fly Ball); Bellhorn Scores
t2 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R CLE D. Justice B. Rigby 10% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t7 3-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R CLE J. Thome B. Rigby 9% 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t1 0-0 1 12- 6,(3-2)  OO CLE J. Thome B. Rigby -9% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-2B)

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' Brad Rigby facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE B. Giles B. Rigby -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE O. Vizquel B. Rigby 2% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  CLE M. Ramirez B. Rigby 3% 54% Walk; Vizquel to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 6,(3-2)  OO CLE J. Thome B. Rigby -9% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK M. Bellhorn O. Hershiser -3% 42% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  R OAK S. Spiezio O. Hershiser -11% 30% Double to RF (Fly Ball); Bellhorn Scores
b1 1-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O OAK M. Stairs O. Hershiser 4% 34% Strikeout Looking
b1 1-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Canseco O. Hershiser 3% 37% Strikeout Looking
b1 1-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  OAK J. Giambi O. Hershiser -1% 36% Intentional Walk
b1 1-0 2 12- 5,(3-1)  OAK B. Mayne O. Hershiser -2% 34% Walk; Spiezio to 3B; Giambi to 2B
b1 1-0 2 123 1,(0-0)  O OAK B. Lesher O. Hershiser 6% 40% Lineout: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Brad Rigby facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R CLE D. Justice B. Rigby 10% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t2 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. Williams B. Rigby 6% 56% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t2 1-1 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  R CLE S. Alomar B. Rigby 7% 63% Single to RF (Line Drive); Williams Scores
t2 2-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE J. Branson B. Rigby 5% 68% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Alomar to 2B
t2 2-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Grissom B. Rigby -0% 68% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Alomar to 3B; Branson to 2B
t2 2-1 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RO CLE B. Giles B. Rigby 0% 68% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Alomar Scores
t2 3-1 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel B. Rigby -3% 65% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 8-9-1
b2 1-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK E. Young O. Hershiser 3% 68% Flyball: CF
b2 1-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  OAK T. Batista O. Hershiser -3% 65% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 1-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O OAK M. Bellhorn O. Hershiser 3% 68% Flyball: CF
b2 1-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK S. Spiezio O. Hershiser 2% 71% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 1.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Athletics' Brad Rigby facing 3-4-5
t3 3-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez B. Rigby -2% 69% Strikeout Swinging
t3 3-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  CLE J. Thome B. Rigby 2% 71% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t3 3-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  CLE D. Justice B. Rigby 3% 74% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Thome to 2B
t3 3-1 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O CLE M. Williams B. Rigby -2% 71% Groundout: P-1B; Thome to 3B; Justice to 2B
t3 3-1 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O CLE S. Alomar B. Rigby -5% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 3-4-5
b3 1-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O OAK M. Stairs O. Hershiser 3% 69% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
Dave Magadan pinch hits for Jose Canseco (DH) batting 4th
b3 1-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK D. Magadan O. Hershiser 2% 71% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK J. Giambi O. Hershiser 1% 73% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 1.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Athletics' Brad Rigby facing 8-9-1
t4 3-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE J. Branson B. Rigby -2% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t4 3-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE M. Grissom B. Rigby -1% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 3-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  CLE B. Giles B. Rigby 1% 70% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B)
t4 3-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  CLE O. Vizquel B. Rigby 1% 71% Giles Steals 2B
t4 3-1 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel B. Rigby -3% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 6-7-8
b4 1-3 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK B. Mayne O. Hershiser 3% 71% Flyball: CF
b4 1-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK B. Lesher O. Hershiser 2% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b4 1-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK E. Young O. Hershiser 1% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 1.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Athletics' Brad Rigby facing 3-4-5
t5 3-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE M. Ramirez B. Rigby -2% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 3-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Thome B. Rigby -1% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 3-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE D. Justice B. Rigby 1% 72% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
t5 3-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CLE M. Williams B. Rigby -2% 71% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 9-1-2
b5 1-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  OAK T. Batista O. Hershiser -5% 65% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b5 1-3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK M. Bellhorn O. Hershiser 5% 70% Foul Popfly: C
b5 1-3 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O OAK S. Spiezio O. Hershiser 4% 74% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Stairs O. Hershiser 3% 77% Flyball: 2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 1.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Athletics' Brad Rigby facing 7-8-9
t6 3-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE S. Alomar B. Rigby -2% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 3-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  CLE J. Branson B. Rigby 2% 78% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t6 3-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CLE M. Grissom B. Rigby -2% 75% Flyball: CF
t6 3-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE B. Giles B. Rigby -2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 4-5-6
b6 1-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK D. Magadan O. Hershiser -6% 68% Walk
b6 1-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO OAK J. Giambi O. Hershiser 12% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b6 1-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK B. Mayne O. Hershiser 2% 81% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 1.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Athletics' Brad Rigby facing 2-3-4
t7 3-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel B. Rigby -2% 79% Flyball: RF
t7 3-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez B. Rigby -1% 78% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R CLE J. Thome B. Rigby 9% 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
Buddy Groom replaces Brad Rigby pitching
t7 4-1 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O CLE D. Justice B. Groom -1% 87% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 7-8-9
b7 1-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK B. Lesher O. Hershiser 3% 90% Strikeout Swinging
b7 1-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  OAK E. Young O. Hershiser -3% 86% Hit By Pitch
b7 1-4 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  OAK T. Batista O. Hershiser -8% 79% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Young to 3B
Paul Assenmacher replaces Orel Hershiser pitching
b7 1-4 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  RO OAK M. Bellhorn P. Assenmacher 2% 81% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Young Scores; Batista to 2B
b7 2-4 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O OAK S. Spiezio P. Assenmacher 5% 86% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Aaron Small facing 6-7-8
Aaron Small replaces Buddy Groom pitching
t8 4-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE M. Williams A. Small -1% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE S. Alomar A. Small 1% 86% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 4-2 1 1-- 8,(2-2)  O CLE J. Branson A. Small -2% 84% Strikeout Looking
t8 4-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  R CLE M. Grissom A. Small 8% 92% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Alomar Scores/Adv on E6 (throw)/unER; Grissom to 3B
t8 5-2 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O CLE B. Giles A. Small -1% 91% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-5, Indians' Paul Assenmacher facing 3-4-5
b8 2-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK M. Stairs P. Assenmacher 3% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 2-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O OAK D. Magadan P. Assenmacher 2% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 2-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK J. Giambi P. Assenmacher 1% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Athletics 2.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-2, Athletics' T.J. Mathews facing 2-3-4
T.J. Mathews replaces Aaron Small pitching
t9 5-2 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel T. Mathews -0% 96% Flyball: LF
t9 5-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  CLE M. Ramirez T. Mathews 0% 96% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 5-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR CLE J. Thome T. Mathews 3% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Ramirez Scores
t9 7-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  CLE D. Justice T. Mathews 0% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t9 7-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE M. Williams T. Mathews -0% 99% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t9 7-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  CLE S. Alomar T. Mathews 0% 99% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Williams to 2B
t9 7-2 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O CLE J. Branson T. Mathews -0% 99% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 7, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-7, Indians' Paul Assenmacher facing 6-7-8
b9 2-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK B. Mayne P. Assenmacher 1% 100% Strikeout Looking
Michael Jackson replaces Paul Assenmacher pitching
Jason McDonald pinch hits for Brian Lesher (LF) batting 7th
b9 2-7 1 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK J. McDonald M. Jackson -1% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
George Williams pinch hits for Ernie Young (CF) batting 8th
b9 2-7 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  OAK G. Williams M. Jackson -1% 98% Single to RF (Line Drive); McDonald to 3B
b9 2-7 1 1-3 5,(0-2)  R OAK T. Batista M. Jackson -4% 94% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); McDonald Scores; Williams to 3B
Jose Mesa replaces Michael Jackson pitching
b9 3-7 1 -23 4,(3-0)  OAK M. Bellhorn J. Mesa -5% 89% Walk
b9 3-7 1 123 4,(2-1)  RO OAK S. Spiezio J. Mesa 6% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Williams Scores; Batista to 3B; Bellhorn to 2B
b9 4-7 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Stairs J. Mesa 6% 100% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 7, Athletics 4.

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  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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