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Scores
Standings
CHW
@ANA
6
5
TOR
@OAK
4
7
LAD
@ATL
2
4
SFG
@FLA
8
0
SDP
@MIL
13
5
CIN
@MON
4
1
ARI
@NYM
4
2
 
(11)
COL
@PHI
11
2
Monday, May 4, 1998, 7:06
, Network Associates Coliseum
Attendance: 5,206, Time of Game: 2:57
Blue Jays
4
12-18
 Lost 1 
5th, 10 GB
at Athletics
7
14-16
 Won 1 
3rd, 5½ GB
W: Kenny Rogers (5-1)
L: Pat Hentgen (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Blue Jays       0  0  1   0  1  0   1  1  0    4  8  0
Athletics       2  0  1   1  0  3   0  0  X    7 12  1

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Shannon Stewart LF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .275 .357 .353 .709 17 11 -0.093 0.66 0.000 -0.093 -1.2 1 0
Jose Cruz CF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .200 .293 .263 .556 11 7 -0.047 0.83 0.029 -0.076 -0.1 1 0 SB
Jose Canseco RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .218 .269 .471 .740 17 8 -0.017 0.76 0.036 -0.054 -0.4 2 0
Carlos Delgado 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .348 .425 .773 19 12 -0.070 0.93 0.015 -0.084 -0.8 6 0
Mike Stanley DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .198 .319 .356 .676 17 11 -0.051 0.76 0.024 -0.075 0.2
Ed Sprague 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .257 .321 .446 .767 10 7 -0.025 0.59 0.029 -0.054 0.4 1 2 HR
Tony Fernandez 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .250 .356 .364 .719 12 9 0.044 0.76 0.097 -0.054 0.3 4 3 HR
Kevin Brown C 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .364 .444 .500 .944 11 6 0.017 0.59 0.044 -0.027 0.4 6 2 2B
   Darrin Fletcher PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .213 .295 .333 .629 3 2 -0.012 0.44 0.000 -0.012 -0.2
Alex Gonzalez SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .232 .269 .321 .590 9 7 0.038 0.69 0.080 -0.042 0.5 2 2
Pat Hentgen P 1 0
   Chris Carpenter P 0 0
   Steve Sinclair P 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 8 4 2 4 37 .229 .270 .429 .699 126 80 -0.216 0.73 0.354 -0.571 -0.9 24 9
2B: K Brown (3, off K Rogers).
HR: T Fernandez (1, off K Rogers, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); E Sprague (4, off K Rogers, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
TB: E Sprague 4; T Fernandez 4; K Brown 3; A Gonzalez 2; M Stanley; C Delgado.
RBI: T Fernandez (9); E Sprague (11); A Gonzalez (13); M Stanley (7).
2-out RBI: A Gonzalez; M Stanley.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Fernandez-A Gonzalez-C Delgado.
Baserunning
SB: J Cruz (1, 2nd base off B Groom/A Hinch).

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rickey Henderson LF 2 1 1 0 3 0 5 .230 .360 .319 .679 23 7 0.074 0.64 0.094 -0.020 0.9 1 0 SB,CS
Dave Magadan 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .341 .398 .420 .818 20 12 -0.027 1.08 0.061 -0.089 -0.3 1 3 2B
   Mike Blowers PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .217 .294 .283 .577 6 3 -0.002 0.10 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 1 1
Ben Grieve RF 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .298 .388 .430 .818 17 8 0.025 0.62 0.062 -0.037 0.5 4 0
   Ryan Christenson CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .333 .372 .705 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Matt Stairs DH 5 2 3 0 0 1 5 .307 .392 .568 .960 19 11 0.079 0.72 0.109 -0.029 0.4 2B
Jason Giambi 1B 4 0 2 2 1 0 5 .315 .390 .472 .862 22 12 0.088 1.04 0.149 -0.060 0.6 10 0 GDP
   Jack Voigt 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .393 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
A.J. Hinch C 3 1 0 0 2 0 5 .274 .333 .429 .762 26 14 0.052 0.97 0.091 -0.038 0.5 4 0
Scott Spiezio 2B 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .248 .313 .416 .728 14 10 0.017 1.34 0.133 -0.116 0.6 1 2 2·2B
Kurt Abbott SS 3 0 1 2 1 0 4 .315 .367 .444 .811 20 13 0.035 1.16 0.113 -0.077 0.2 0 4 CS
Jason McDonald CF-RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .333 .410 .426 .836 8 5 -0.057 0.92 0.010 -0.068 -0.6 3 0 HBP
Kenny Rogers P 0 0
   Mike Fetters P 0 0
   Buddy Groom P 0 0
   Billy Taylor P 0 0
Team Totals 33 7 12 7 8 5 42 .364 .500 .485 .985 175 95 0.284 0.90 0.822 -0.536 2.6 27 10
2B: M Stairs (9, off P Hentgen); D Magadan (7, off P Hentgen); S Spiezio 2 (5, 2 off C Carpenter).
HBP: J McDonald (1, by C Carpenter).
TB: M Stairs 4; S Spiezio 4; D Magadan 2; J Giambi 2; R Henderson; K Abbott; B Grieve; J McDonald.
GIDP: J Giambi (4).
RBI: K Abbott 2 (7); S Spiezio 2 (16); J Giambi 2 (22); D Magadan (11).
2-out RBI: K Abbott 2; S Spiezio 2.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 6 for 15.
Fielding
E: J McDonald (2).
Baserunning
SB: R Henderson (8, 2nd base off P Hentgen/K Brown).
CS: K Abbott (1, Home by C Carpenter/K Brown); R Henderson (4, 2nd base by S Sinclair/K Brown).

Toronto Blue Jays

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
Pat Hentgen, L (3-3) 3 4 4 4 7 2 0 6.45 20 89 44 23 4 17 5 6 2 0 30 -0.265 1.30 -3.0
Chris Carpenter 3 7 3 3 1 1 0 5.32 16 59 37 23 3 11 8 5 4 0 1 0 -0.034 0.73 -0.7
Steve Sinclair 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 6 29 16 5 8 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0.015 0.11 1.1
Team Totals 8 12 7 7 8 5 0 7.88 42 177 97 51 15 31 14 14 7 0 30 1 0 -0.284 0.90 -2.7
P Hentgen faced 2 batters in the 4th 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
Kenny Rogers, W (5-1) 7 6 4 3 2 3 2 3.17 29 97 60 38 9 13 10 14 8 0 52 0.145 0.77 0.4
Mike Fetters 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.06 1 5 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.024 1.02 0.4
Buddy Groom 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.26 1 6 4 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.015 0.68 0.2
Billy Taylor 1.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.31 6 18 14 9 0 5 2 3 2 0 1 1 0.032 0.48 -0.1
Team Totals 9 8 4 3 2 4 2 3.00 37 126 80 51 10 19 13 18 10 0 52 3 1 0.216 0.73 0.9
K Rogers faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: C Carpenter (1; J McDonald).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim McClelland, 1B - John Hirschbeck, 2B - Rich Garcia, 3B - Mike Reilly.
Time of Game: 2:57.
Attendance: 5,206.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 10mph out to Rightfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Toronto Blue Jays         Oakland Athletics
1 Shannon Stewart LF 1 Rickey Henderson LF
2 Jose Cruz CF 2 Dave Magadan 3B
3 Jose Canseco RF 3 Ben Grieve RF
4 Carlos Delgado 1B 4 Matt Stairs DH
5 Mike Stanley DH 5 Jason Giambi 1B
6 Ed Sprague 3B 6 A.J. Hinch C
7 Tony Fernandez 2B 7 Scott Spiezio 2B
8 Kevin Brown C 8 Kurt Abbott SS
9 Alex Gonzalez SS 9 Jason McDonald CF
Pat Hentgen P Kenny Rogers P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 123 4,(1-2)  RR OAK J. Giambi P. Hentgen 11% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive); Magadan Scores; Grieve Scores; Stairs to 2B
b6 4-2 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  RR OAK S. Spiezio C. Carpenter 10% 94% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Stairs Scores; Hinch Scores
t3 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  R TOR T. Fernandez K. Rogers -10% 61% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b3 2-1 2 123 10,(3-2)  R OAK K. Abbott P. Hentgen 9% 77% Walk; Stairs Scores; Giambi to 3B; Hinch to 2B
t5 1-4 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R TOR A. Gonzalez K. Rogers -7% 78% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Brown Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Kenny Rogers facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TOR S. Stewart K. Rogers 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O TOR J. Cruz K. Rogers 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR J. Canseco K. Rogers 1% 55% Popfly: 3B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Pat Hentgen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK R. Henderson P. Hentgen 3% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O OAK D. Magadan P. Hentgen -3% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  OAK B. Grieve P. Hentgen 3% 59% Walk; Magadan to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  OAK M. Stairs P. Hentgen 6% 64% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak 2B); Magadan to 3B; Grieve to 2B
b1 0-0 1 123 4,(1-2)  RR OAK J. Giambi P. Hentgen 11% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive); Magadan Scores; Grieve Scores; Stairs to 2B
b1 2-0 1 12- 7,(3-2)  OAK A. Hinch P. Hentgen 4% 79% Walk; Stairs to 3B; Giambi to 2B
b1 2-0 1 123 8,(3-2)  O OAK S. Spiezio P. Hentgen -5% 74% Strikeout Swinging
b1 2-0 2 123 1,(0-0)  O OAK K. Abbott P. Hentgen -5% 69% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Kenny Rogers facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TOR C. Delgado K. Rogers 2% 72% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR M. Stanley K. Rogers 2% 73% Flyball: CF
t2 0-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O TOR E. Sprague K. Rogers 1% 74% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Blue Jays' Pat Hentgen facing 9-1-2
b2 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK J. McDonald P. Hentgen -2% 73% Bunt Groundout: P unassisted (Short 1B Line)
b2 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK R. Henderson P. Hentgen -1% 71% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B)
b2 2-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O OAK D. Magadan P. Hentgen -1% 71% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Kenny Rogers facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  R TOR T. Fernandez K. Rogers -10% 61% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t3 1-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O TOR K. Brown K. Rogers 3% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O TOR A. Gonzalez K. Rogers 2% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O TOR S. Stewart K. Rogers 1% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Blue Jays' Pat Hentgen facing 3-4-5
b3 2-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK B. Grieve P. Hentgen -2% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 2-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK M. Stairs P. Hentgen 4% 68% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b3 2-1 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  OAK J. Giambi P. Hentgen 2% 70% Walk
b3 2-1 1 12- 4,(3-0)  OAK A. Hinch P. Hentgen 5% 75% Walk; Stairs to 3B; Giambi to 2B
b3 2-1 1 123 2,(0-1)  O OAK S. Spiezio P. Hentgen -7% 68% Foul Popfly: SS (3B Foul)
b3 2-1 2 123 10,(3-2)  R OAK K. Abbott P. Hentgen 9% 77% Walk; Stairs Scores; Giambi to 3B; Hinch to 2B
b3 3-1 2 123 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. McDonald P. Hentgen -5% 72% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Athletics 3.
Top of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Kenny Rogers facing 2-3-4
t4 1-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR J. Cruz K. Rogers 3% 75% Flyball: RF
t4 1-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TOR J. Canseco K. Rogers 2% 77% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-3 2 --- 3,(2-0)  TOR C. Delgado K. Rogers -1% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 1-3 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O TOR M. Stanley K. Rogers 3% 78% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Blue Jays' Pat Hentgen facing 1-2-3
b4 3-1 0 --- 4,(3-0)  OAK R. Henderson P. Hentgen 2% 80% Walk
b4 3-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK D. Magadan P. Hentgen 2% 82% Henderson Steals 2B
b4 3-1 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  R OAK D. Magadan P. Hentgen 6% 88% Double to CF (Line Drive); Henderson Scores
Chris Carpenter replaces Pat Hentgen pitching
b4 4-1 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  OAK B. Grieve C. Carpenter 3% 91% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Magadan to 3B
b4 4-1 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Stairs C. Carpenter -3% 89% Lineout: 3B (Weak SS)
b4 4-1 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  OO OAK J. Giambi C. Carpenter -6% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Athletics 4.
Top of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-4, Athletics' Kenny Rogers facing 6-7-8
t5 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR E. Sprague K. Rogers 2% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t5 1-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O TOR T. Fernandez K. Rogers 2% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 1-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  TOR K. Brown K. Rogers -2% 85% Single to CF (Line Drive); Brown to 2B/Adv on E8
t5 1-4 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R TOR A. Gonzalez K. Rogers -7% 78% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Brown Scores
t5 2-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O TOR S. Stewart K. Rogers 3% 81% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Athletics 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-2, Blue Jays' Chris Carpenter facing 6-7-8
b5 4-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK A. Hinch C. Carpenter -2% 79% Flyball: CF
b5 4-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK S. Spiezio C. Carpenter 3% 82% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b5 4-2 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  O OAK K. Abbott C. Carpenter -2% 80% Lineout: RF (Deep RF); Spiezio to 3B
b5 4-2 2 --3 1,(0-0)  OAK J. McDonald C. Carpenter 1% 81% Hit By Pitch
b5 4-2 2 1-3 4,(3-0)  OAK R. Henderson C. Carpenter 1% 82% Walk; McDonald to 2B
b5 4-2 2 123 6,(2-2)  O OAK D. Magadan C. Carpenter -5% 77% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Athletics 4.
Top of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-4, Athletics' Kenny Rogers facing 2-3-4
t6 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR J. Cruz K. Rogers 3% 80% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 2-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  TOR J. Canseco K. Rogers -4% 77% Walk
t6 2-4 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O TOR C. Delgado K. Rogers 4% 81% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
t6 2-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O TOR M. Stanley K. Rogers 3% 84% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Athletics 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-2, Blue Jays' Chris Carpenter facing 3-4-5
b6 4-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK B. Grieve C. Carpenter -1% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 4-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK M. Stairs C. Carpenter 1% 84% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b6 4-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OAK J. Giambi C. Carpenter 2% 86% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Stairs to 2B
b6 4-2 1 12- 10,(2-2)  O OAK A. Hinch C. Carpenter -2% 84% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B); Stairs to 3B
b6 4-2 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  RR OAK S. Spiezio C. Carpenter 10% 94% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Stairs Scores; Hinch Scores
b6 6-2 2 -2- 4,(0-2)  R OAK K. Abbott C. Carpenter 2% 97% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Spiezio Scores
b6 7-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  OAK J. McDonald C. Carpenter 0% 97% Single to RF (Line Drive); Abbott to 3B
b6 7-2 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O OAK R. Henderson C. Carpenter -1% 97% Abbott Caught Stealing Hm (C-2B-C)
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Athletics 7.
Top of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-7, Athletics' Kenny Rogers facing 6-7-8
t7 2-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R TOR E. Sprague K. Rogers -3% 94% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t7 3-7 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TOR T. Fernandez K. Rogers 2% 95% Popfly: RF (Deep 2B-1B)
t7 3-7 1 --- 4,(2-1)  TOR K. Brown K. Rogers -2% 93% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t7 3-7 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O TOR A. Gonzalez K. Rogers 2% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 3-7 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O TOR S. Stewart K. Rogers 2% 97% Lineout: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Athletics 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 7-3, Blue Jays' Steve Sinclair facing 1-2-3
Steve Sinclair replaces Chris Carpenter pitching
b7 7-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK R. Henderson S. Sinclair 0% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
Mike Blowers pinch hits for Dave Magadan (3B) batting 2nd
b7 7-3 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK M. Blowers S. Sinclair -1% 97% Henderson Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b7 7-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK M. Blowers S. Sinclair -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
b7 7-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK B. Grieve S. Sinclair -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Athletics 7.
Top of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 3-7, Athletics' Kenny Rogers facing 2-3-4
Mike Blowers moves from PH to 3B
Ryan Christenson replaces Ben Grieve (RF) playing CF batting 3rd
Jason McDonald moves from CF to RF
t8 3-7 0 --- 7,(3-2)  TOR J. Cruz K. Rogers -3% 94% Walk
Mike Fetters replaces Kenny Rogers pitching
t8 3-7 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  O TOR J. Canseco M. Fetters 2% 96% Popfly: 3B
Buddy Groom replaces Mike Fetters pitching
t8 3-7 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  TOR C. Delgado B. Groom -0% 96% Cruz Steals 2B
t8 3-7 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O TOR C. Delgado B. Groom 2% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
Billy Taylor replaces Buddy Groom pitching
t8 3-7 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R TOR M. Stanley B. Taylor -2% 95% Single to CF (Line Drive); Cruz Scores/unER
t8 4-7 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TOR E. Sprague B. Taylor 2% 97% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Athletics 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 7-4, Blue Jays' Steve Sinclair facing 4-5-6
b8 7-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK M. Stairs S. Sinclair -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b8 7-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O OAK J. Giambi S. Sinclair -0% 97% Popfly: LF (Short LF-CF)
b8 7-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK A. Hinch S. Sinclair -0% 96% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Athletics 7.
Top of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 4-7, Athletics' Billy Taylor facing 7-8-9
Jack Voigt replaces Jason Giambi playing 1B batting 5th
t9 4-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O TOR T. Fernandez B. Taylor 2% 98% Lineout: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
Darrin Fletcher pinch hits for Kevin Brown (C) batting 8th
t9 4-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR D. Fletcher B. Taylor 1% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 4-7 2 --- 3,(1-1)  TOR A. Gonzalez B. Taylor -1% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 4-7 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O TOR S. Stewart B. Taylor 1% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Athletics 7.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • 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.

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