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@ANA
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@KCR
9
2
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@MIN
6
4
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@OAK
5
7
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@SEA
3
6
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@TBD
3
2
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@TEX
3
12
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3
9
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@PHI
15
3
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@PIT
6
2
Sunday, August 2, 1998, 1:05
, Network Associates Coliseum
Attendance: 27,712, Time of Game: 2:44
Indians
5
62-48
 Lost 3 
1st
at Athletics
7
50-60
 Won 4 
3rd, 9 GB
W: Mike Mohler (3-2)
L: Charles Nagy (9-7)
S: Billy Taylor (23)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         1  0  0   0  2  2   0  0  0    5  9  1
Athletics       0  0  0   0  1  1   5  0  X    7  8  2

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kenny Lofton CF 5 2 2 2 0 2 5 .277 .362 .413 .775 20 15 0.086 1.23 0.205 -0.119 1.2 1 0 HR,2B
Omar Vizquel SS 4 2 1 0 0 0 5 .286 .354 .357 .711 17 8 -0.035 1.08 0.052 -0.087 -0.2 0 4 HBP
David Justice DH 5 0 1 2 0 2 5 .284 .355 .479 .834 18 12 -0.015 1.18 0.090 -0.105 -0.5 2B
Jim Thome 1B 5 0 3 0 0 2 5 .307 .421 .625 1.047 21 14 0.036 0.56 0.067 -0.031 0.3 10 2 2B
Manny Ramirez RF 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .287 .363 .546 .909 15 10 -0.039 0.92 0.034 -0.073 -0.3 3 0 2B
Brian Giles LF 3 0 0 1 1 1 4 .281 .408 .498 .906 23 13 0.049 1.06 0.090 -0.042 0.3 1 0
Sandy Alomar C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .288 .380 .668 13 11 -0.040 1.40 0.067 -0.107 -0.9 6 1
David Bell 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .272 .318 .448 .767 23 12 0.155 1.17 0.172 -0.017 1.3 1 2 2B
Enrique Wilson 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .400 .455 .600 1.055 18 13 -0.196 1.61 0.049 -0.245 -1.0 1 3 HBP,GDP
Charles Nagy P 1 1
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 0
   Paul Shuey P 0 0
Team Totals 36 5 9 5 3 9 41 .250 .341 .472 .814 168 108 0.001 1.12 0.826 -0.826 0.1 24 13
2B: K Lofton (15, off J Haynes); D Justice (31, off J Haynes); D Bell (19, off J Haynes); M Ramirez (25, off M Mohler); J Thome (32, off B Taylor).
HR: K Lofton (11, off J Haynes, 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
HBP: E Wilson (1, by J Haynes); O Vizquel (3, by J Haynes).
TB: K Lofton 6; J Thome 4; D Bell 2; D Justice 2; M Ramirez 2; O Vizquel.
GIDP: E Wilson (1).
RBI: D Justice 2 (60); K Lofton 2 (52); B Giles (51).
2-out RBI: K Lofton 2; B Giles.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
E: S Alomar (4).

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ryan Christenson CF 3 1 0 0 1 1 5 .236 .311 .342 .653 18 9 0.064 1.17 0.126 -0.061 -0.3 1 1 SH
Scott Spiezio 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .274 .338 .415 .754 13 10 -0.064 1.46 0.000 -0.064 -0.6 1 5 SH
Ben Grieve RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .298 .393 .478 .871 15 11 -0.225 1.37 0.000 -0.225 -1.4 1 0
Matt Stairs DH 4 1 1 3 0 0 4 .326 .403 .575 .977 10 7 0.407 1.68 0.468 -0.061 1.9 HR
Jason Giambi 1B 2 1 1 1 2 0 4 .295 .386 .482 .868 13 3 0.091 0.45 0.097 -0.006 1.3 10 1 HR
Kevin Mitchell LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .232 .284 .352 .636 8 5 0.049 0.93 0.091 -0.043 0.5 0 0 2B
   A.J. Hinch C 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .231 .294 .319 .613 6 3 0.019 0.26 0.019 0.000 0.6 2 0 2B
Ed Sprague 3B 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .241 .303 .435 .738 12 9 0.065 1.03 0.161 -0.096 0.5 2 1 HR,2B
Miguel Tejada SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .242 .330 .379 .709 11 6 0.025 1.21 0.107 -0.082 0.4 2 4 2B,SB
Mike Macfarlane C 3 0 1 2 0 0 3 .227 .275 .387 .662 10 7 0.094 1.58 0.122 -0.028 0.6 7 0
   Bip Roberts PR-LF 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .271 .349 .341 .690 4 4 -0.023 0.49 0.002 -0.025 -0.8 0 0 SB
Jimmy Haynes P 1 0
   Mike Mohler P 0 0
   Mike Fetters P 0 0
   Buddy Groom P 0 0
   Billy Taylor P 0 0
Team Totals 31 7 8 7 4 5 37 .258 .343 .677 1.020 120 74 0.502 1.15 1.193 -0.691 2.7 27 12
2B: K Mitchell (7, off C Nagy); E Sprague (21, off C Nagy); M Tejada (10, off C Nagy); A Hinch (5, off P Shuey).
HR: J Giambi (16, off C Nagy, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF); E Sprague (18, off C Nagy, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); M Stairs (19, off P Assenmacher, 7th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
SH: R Christenson (5, off C Nagy); S Spiezio (6, off P Assenmacher).
TB: E Sprague 6; M Stairs 4; J Giambi 4; M Tejada 2; A Hinch 2; K Mitchell 2; M Macfarlane.
RBI: M Stairs 3 (75); M Macfarlane 2 (26); J Giambi (67); E Sprague (52).
2-out RBI: M Stairs 3; J Giambi.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Tejada-S Spiezio-J Giambi.
E: E Sprague (21); M Tejada (16).
Outfield Assists: R Christenson (D Justice at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: M Tejada (4, 2nd base off P Shuey/S Alomar); B Roberts (9, 2nd base off P Shuey/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, L (9-7) 6 6 6 4 3 3 2 5.46 28 87 52 32 6 14 13 9 4 0 40 -0.220 1.08 -1.8
Paul Assenmacher, BS (4) 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 3.22 4 10 8 4 1 3 1 2 0 0 2 2 -0.298 2.81 -1.4
Paul Shuey 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.10 5 23 14 7 0 7 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.016 0.45 0.5
Team Totals 8 8 7 5 4 5 3 5.62 37 120 74 43 7 24 16 12 5 0 40 2 2 -0.502 1.15 -2.6
C Nagy faced 4 batters in the 7th 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
Jimmy Haynes 6 7 5 5 3 5 1 4.48 29 114 72 52 6 14 8 11 3 0 40 -0.185 1.05 -1.7
Mike Mohler, W (3-2) 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.78 4 17 11 4 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.024 0.37 0.5
Mike Fetters 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.35 2 9 6 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 -0.173 2.06 -1.0
Buddy Groom, H (12) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.67 2 10 7 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.253 2.71 1.6
Billy Taylor, S (23) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.95 4 18 12 4 4 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.080 1.10 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 5 5 3 9 1 5.00 41 168 108 70 18 20 15 12 4 0 40 2 0 -0.001 1.12 -0.1
M Fetters faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Haynes 2 (5; E Wilson, O Vizquel).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Joyce, 1B - Al Clark, 2B - Jim McKean, 3B - Terry Craft.
Time of Game: 2:44.
Attendance: 27,712.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 84° F, Wind 8mph out to Leftfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Oakland Athletics
1 Kenny Lofton CF 1 Ryan Christenson CF
2 Omar Vizquel SS 2 Scott Spiezio 2B
3 David Justice DH 3 Ben Grieve RF
4 Jim Thome 1B 4 Matt Stairs DH
5 Manny Ramirez RF 5 Jason Giambi 1B
6 Brian Giles LF 6 Kevin Mitchell LF
7 Sandy Alomar C 7 Ed Sprague 3B
8 David Bell 3B 8 Miguel Tejada SS
9 Enrique Wilson 2B 9 Mike Macfarlane C
Charles Nagy P Jimmy Haynes P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 4-5 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RRR OAK M. Stairs P. Assenmacher 47% 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Roberts Scores/unER; Christenson Scores/unER
t8 5-7 0 12- 3,(1-1)  OO CLE E. Wilson B. Groom 20% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Alomar to 3B
b7 4-5 1 -23 5,(1-2)  O OAK B. Grieve P. Assenmacher -16% 39% Strikeout Swinging
t6 3-1 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  RR CLE K. Lofton J. Haynes -14% 10% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Bell Scores
b7 3-5 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  R OAK M. Macfarlane C. Nagy 12% 45% Single to CF (Line Drive); Tejada Scores

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' Jimmy Haynes facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CLE K. Lofton J. Haynes 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  CLE O. Vizquel J. Haynes -2% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE D. Justice J. Haynes 3% 53% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  CLE J. Thome J. Haynes -3% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Vizquel to 3B
t1 0-0 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  CLE M. Ramirez J. Haynes -2% 48% Walk; Thome to 2B
t1 0-0 2 123 7,(3-2)  R CLE B. Giles J. Haynes -9% 39% Walk; Vizquel Scores; Thome to 3B; Ramirez to 2B
t1 1-0 2 123 4,(1-2)  O CLE S. Alomar J. Haynes 6% 45% Popfly: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK R. Christenson C. Nagy -2% 43% Popfly: RF (Short RF Line)
b1 0-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK S. Spiezio C. Nagy -2% 41% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK B. Grieve C. Nagy -1% 40% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Jimmy Haynes facing 8-9-1
t2 1-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE D. Bell J. Haynes -3% 37% Walk
t2 1-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  CLE E. Wilson J. Haynes -5% 32% Hit By Pitch; Bell to 2B
t2 1-0 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O CLE K. Lofton J. Haynes 5% 37% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 1 12- 3,(2-0)  O CLE O. Vizquel J. Haynes 4% 41% Flyball: CF
t2 1-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O CLE D. Justice J. Haynes 4% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Stairs C. Nagy -3% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-1 1 --- 4,(3-0)  OAK J. Giambi C. Nagy 3% 45% Walk
b2 0-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK K. Mitchell C. Nagy 9% 54% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Giambi to 3B
b2 0-1 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O OAK E. Sprague C. Nagy -9% 45% Fielder's Choice P; Mitchell to 3B; Giambi out at Hm/P-C
b2 0-1 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O OAK M. Tejada C. Nagy -5% 39% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Jimmy Haynes facing 4-5-6
t3 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Thome J. Haynes 2% 41% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Ramirez J. Haynes 2% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE B. Giles J. Haynes 1% 44% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK M. Macfarlane C. Nagy -3% 41% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O OAK R. Christenson C. Nagy -2% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b3 0-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O OAK S. Spiezio C. Nagy -1% 38% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Jimmy Haynes facing 7-8-9
t4 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE S. Alomar J. Haynes 2% 41% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t4 1-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE D. Bell J. Haynes 2% 42% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-0 2 --- 8,(2-2)  O CLE E. Wilson J. Haynes 1% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 3-4-5
b4 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK B. Grieve C. Nagy -3% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK M. Stairs C. Nagy -2% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-1 2 --- 4,(3-0)  OAK J. Giambi C. Nagy 2% 40% Walk
b4 0-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK K. Mitchell C. Nagy -3% 37% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 0.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Jimmy Haynes facing 1-2-3
t5 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE K. Lofton J. Haynes -6% 30% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
t5 1-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  CLE O. Vizquel J. Haynes -3% 27% Hit By Pitch
t5 1-0 0 12- 5,(3-1)  RRO CLE D. Justice J. Haynes -9% 18% Double to CF (Line Drive); Lofton Scores; Vizquel Scores; Justice out at 3B/CF-SS-3B
t5 3-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  CLE J. Thome J. Haynes -1% 17% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
t5 3-0 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez J. Haynes 2% 19% Popfly: RF (Short RF)
t5 3-0 2 1-- 9,(3-2)  O CLE B. Giles J. Haynes 1% 20% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 7-8-9
b5 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK E. Sprague C. Nagy 7% 27% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b5 0-3 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O OAK M. Tejada C. Nagy -3% 24% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Sprague to 3B
b5 0-3 1 --3 3,(0-2)  RO OAK M. Macfarlane C. Nagy 0% 24% Groundout: SS-1B; Sprague Scores
b5 1-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK R. Christenson C. Nagy 2% 26% Walk
b5 1-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O OAK S. Spiezio C. Nagy -3% 23% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 1.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Athletics' Jimmy Haynes facing 7-8-9
t6 3-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CLE S. Alomar J. Haynes 2% 25% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 3-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  CLE D. Bell J. Haynes -3% 21% Double to SS (Pop Fly to Deep SS)
t6 3-1 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O CLE E. Wilson J. Haynes 3% 24% Strikeout Looking
t6 3-1 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  RR CLE K. Lofton J. Haynes -14% 10% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Bell Scores
t6 5-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel J. Haynes 0% 11% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-5, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 3-4-5
b6 1-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK B. Grieve C. Nagy -2% 8% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b6 1-5 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK M. Stairs C. Nagy -1% 7% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
b6 1-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  R OAK J. Giambi C. Nagy 5% 12% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b6 2-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK K. Mitchell C. Nagy -1% 11% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Athletics 2.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-2, Athletics' Mike Mohler facing 3-4-5
Mike Mohler replaces Jimmy Haynes pitching
t7 5-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE D. Justice M. Mohler 1% 12% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Thome M. Mohler 1% 13% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. Ramirez M. Mohler -1% 12% Double to 1B (Ground Ball)
t7 5-2 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O CLE B. Giles M. Mohler 2% 14% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-5, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 7-8-9
b7 2-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R OAK E. Sprague C. Nagy 9% 23% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b7 3-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK M. Tejada C. Nagy 10% 33% Double to 3B (Ground Ball)
b7 3-5 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  R OAK M. Macfarlane C. Nagy 12% 45% Single to CF (Line Drive); Tejada Scores
Bip Roberts pinch runs for Mike Macfarlane (C) batting 9th
b7 4-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK R. Christenson C. Nagy 11% 56% Fielder's Choice P/Sacrifice Bunt; Roberts to 2B/Adv on E2
Paul Assenmacher replaces Charles Nagy pitching
b7 4-5 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O OAK S. Spiezio P. Assenmacher -0% 56% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Roberts to 3B; Christenson to 2B
b7 4-5 1 -23 5,(1-2)  O OAK B. Grieve P. Assenmacher -16% 39% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-5 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RRR OAK M. Stairs P. Assenmacher 47% 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Roberts Scores/unER; Christenson Scores/unER
b7 7-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK J. Giambi P. Assenmacher -1% 86% Flyball: CF
5 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Athletics 7.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 5-7, Athletics' Mike Fetters facing 7-8-9
Mike Fetters replaces Mike Mohler pitching
A.J. Hinch replaces Kevin Mitchell (LF) playing C batting 6th
Bip Roberts moves from PR to LF
t8 5-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CLE S. Alomar M. Fetters -7% 79% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t8 5-7 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  CLE D. Bell M. Fetters -11% 68% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Alomar to 2B
Buddy Groom replaces Mike Fetters pitching
t8 5-7 0 12- 3,(1-1)  OO CLE E. Wilson B. Groom 20% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Alomar to 3B
t8 5-7 2 --3 7,(2-2)  O CLE K. Lofton B. Groom 5% 94% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Athletics 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 7-5, Indians' Paul Shuey facing 6-7-8
Paul Shuey replaces Paul Assenmacher pitching
b8 7-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK A. Hinch P. Shuey 2% 95% Double to 1B (Line Drive to Deep 1B)
b8 7-5 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O OAK E. Sprague P. Shuey -0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B); Hinch to 3B
b8 7-5 1 --3 5,(3-1)  OAK M. Tejada P. Shuey 0% 96% Walk
b8 7-5 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  OAK B. Roberts P. Shuey 0% 96% Tejada Steals 2B
b8 7-5 1 -23 4,(0-2)  O OAK B. Roberts P. Shuey -2% 94% Fielder's Choice SS; Tejada to 3B; Hinch out at 3B/SS-C-3B
b8 7-5 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  OAK R. Christenson P. Shuey 0% 94% Roberts Steals 2B
b8 7-5 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O OAK R. Christenson P. Shuey -2% 92% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 5, Athletics 7.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 5-7, Athletics' Billy Taylor facing 2-3-4
Billy Taylor replaces Buddy Groom pitching
t9 5-7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel B. Taylor 4% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t9 5-7 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE D. Justice B. Taylor 3% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-7 2 --- 5,(2-2)  CLE J. Thome B. Taylor -3% 96% Double to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t9 5-7 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez B. Taylor 4% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Athletics 7.

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