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6
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2
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12
4
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6
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7
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Wednesday, September 3, 1997, 7:10
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 37,513, Time of Game: 3:00
Indians
7
72-63
 Won 1 
1st
at Pirates
3
69-71
 Lost 1 
2nd, 2½ GB
W: Orel Hershiser (13-5)
L: Esteban Loaiza (10-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   5  0  1   0  1  0    7  7  3
Pirates         1  0  1   0  0  0   0  1  0    3  8  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bip Roberts 2B 5 1 1 0 0 3 5 .308 .347 .376 .724 20 15 0.002 0.52 0.044 -0.041 -0.6 3 3
Omar Vizquel SS 3 2 1 2 1 0 4 .280 .343 .364 .707 16 9 0.176 0.54 0.199 -0.023 2.2 4 2 HR,2·SB
Manny Ramirez RF 4 1 1 1 0 3 4 .326 .421 .551 .972 18 10 0.010 0.56 0.056 -0.045 0.2 1 0 HR
Jim Thome 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .289 .431 .598 1.029 20 12 -0.013 0.57 0.030 -0.043 -0.8 6 2
David Justice LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .337 .433 .629 1.061 22 12 0.133 0.65 0.156 -0.023 1.7 0 0 2B
   Brian Giles LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .368 .476 .844 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Matt Williams 3B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .257 .297 .482 .779 9 8 0.140 0.48 0.157 -0.017 1.1 2 3 HR
Marquis Grissom CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .262 .323 .396 .719 12 8 -0.044 0.43 0.000 -0.044 -0.9 3 0
Pat Borders C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .311 .359 .443 .801 17 11 -0.027 0.31 0.003 -0.030 -0.0 6 0 2B
Orel Hershiser P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .250 .000 .250 7 5 -0.022 0.36 0.003 -0.025 -0.2 1 0 HBP
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Michael Jackson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kevin Seitzer PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .262 .324 .369 .693 3 2 -0.003 0.10 0.000 -0.003 -0.4
   Jose Mesa P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 7 7 6 1 8 37 .200 .243 .514 .758 144 92 0.352 0.49 0.648 -0.294 2.2 27 10
2B: D Justice (26, off E Loaiza); P Borders (5, off M Ruebel).
HR: O Vizquel (3, off E Loaiza, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep RF); M Williams (29, off E Loaiza, 4th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF); M Ramirez (24, off E Loaiza, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF).
HBP: O Hershiser (1, by J Christiansen).
TB: O Vizquel 4; M Ramirez 4; M Williams 4; P Borders 2; D Justice 2; J Thome; B Roberts.
RBI: O Vizquel 2 (38); M Williams 2 (90); D Justice (88); M Ramirez (75).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Roberts-O Vizquel-J Thome; B Roberts-J Thome.
E: O Hershiser (4); B Roberts (4); M Williams (12).
Baserunning
SB: O Vizquel 2 (39, 2nd base off M Ruebel/J Kendall, 3rd base off M Ruebel/J Kendall).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Womack 2B 5 2 3 0 0 1 5 .282 .326 .383 .709 23 13 0.111 0.97 0.166 -0.055 1.2 1 5 2B
Jermaine Allensworth CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .262 .344 .347 .691 24 14 -0.031 1.13 0.076 -0.106 -0.1 3 0
Al Martin LF 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .287 .361 .461 .822 15 14 -0.105 1.19 0.091 -0.196 -1.6 1 0 GDP
Eddie Williams 1B 3 0 2 1 0 0 4 .250 .329 .431 .760 12 6 0.089 1.03 0.134 -0.045 0.8 9 0 HBP
   Matt Ruebel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mark Smith PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .295 .358 .548 .906 3 2 -0.015 0.54 0.000 -0.015 -0.3
Dale Sveum 3B-1B 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 .262 .325 .450 .775 27 11 -0.022 0.77 0.036 -0.058 -0.1 1 1
Shawon Dunston SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .286 .301 .424 .725 15 12 -0.051 1.11 0.036 -0.087 -1.0 2 1
Turner Ward RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .346 .408 .542 .950 11 6 -0.043 1.14 0.022 -0.065 -0.4 1 0 HBP
   Ricardo Rincon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joe Randa 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .290 .353 .439 .791 2 2 -0.011 0.42 0.000 -0.011 -0.3 0 0
Jason Kendall C 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .288 .383 .419 .802 20 11 -0.095 0.83 0.007 -0.103 -1.0 8 0 HBP,GDP
Esteban Loaiza P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .163 .180 .184 .364 4 4 -0.032 0.60 0.000 -0.032 -0.4 0 1
   Jason Christiansen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Adrian Brown RF 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .194 .268 .261 .530 5 1 0.057 0.60 0.057 0.000 1.5 1 0
Team Totals 35 3 8 2 3 6 41 .229 .341 .257 .599 161 96 -0.148 0.95 0.625 -0.773 -1.8 27 8
2B: T Womack (21, off O Hershiser).
HBP: T Ward (2, by O Hershiser); E Williams (2, by O Hershiser); J Kendall (29, by M Jackson).
TB: T Womack 4; E Williams 2; J Allensworth; A Martin; S Dunston.
GIDP: A Martin (7); J Kendall (9).
RBI: A Martin (48); E Williams (10).
2-out RBI: E Williams; A Martin.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
E: A Martin (6).

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 (13-5) 6 8 2 2 2 3 0 4.54 28 102 60 34 13 13 13 8 4 0 49 -0.043 1.02 -0.3
Paul Assenmacher, H (16) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.07 2 11 8 5 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.119 1.82 1.4
Michael Jackson, H (10) 1.1 0 1 0 1 2 0 3.17 7 29 16 8 2 6 2 1 0 0 2 0 0.052 0.66 0.2
Jose Mesa 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.65 4 19 12 7 2 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0.020 0.55 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 2 3 6 0 2.00 41 161 96 54 19 23 16 13 4 0 49 4 0 0.148 0.95 1.8
O Hershiser faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.

Pittsburgh Pirates

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
Esteban Loaiza, L (10-10) 6 6 6 6 0 5 3 4.55 24 86 58 35 4 19 9 10 1 0 41 -0.355 0.69 -2.8
Jason Christiansen 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.55 3 17 10 7 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.007 0.17 0.3
Ricardo Rincon 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.78 1 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.006 0.22 0.2
Matt Ruebel 2 1 1 0 1 2 0 6.42 9 38 21 9 3 9 1 5 1 0 0 0 -0.011 0.16 0.1
Team Totals 9 7 7 6 1 8 3 6.00 37 144 92 51 12 29 10 17 2 0 41 1 0 -0.353 0.49 -2.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: O Hershiser 2 (10; T Ward, E Williams); M Jackson (4; J Kendall); J Christiansen (2; O Hershiser).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mark Barron, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Tom Hallion, 3B - Wally Bell.
Time of Game: 3:00.
Attendance: 37,513.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 62° F, Wind 20mph out to Centerfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Bip Roberts 2B 1 Tony Womack 2B
2 Omar Vizquel SS 2 Jermaine Allenswor CF
3 Manny Ramirez RF 3 Al Martin LF
4 Jim Thome 1B 4 Eddie Williams 1B
5 David Justice LF 5 Dale Sveum 3B
6 Matt Williams 3B 6 Shawon Dunston SS
7 Marquis Grissom CF 7 Turner Ward RF
8 Pat Borders C 8 Jason Kendall C
9 Orel Hershiser P 9 Esteban Loaiza P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  RR CLE O. Vizquel E. Loaiza 18% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Roberts Scores
t4 3-2 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  RR CLE M. Williams E. Loaiza 16% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Justice Scores
t4 2-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  R CLE D. Justice E. Loaiza 14% 64% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Thome Scores
b1 0-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OO PIT A. Martin O. Hershiser 10% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B); Womack to 3B
b7 2-6 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  PIT T. Womack O. Hershiser -9% 80% Double to CF (Line Drive); Brown to 3B

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, Pirates' Esteban Loaiza facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE B. Roberts E. Loaiza -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel E. Loaiza -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez E. Loaiza -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT T. Womack O. Hershiser -3% 42% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  PIT J. Allensworth O. Hershiser -5% 36% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Womack to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OO PIT A. Martin O. Hershiser 10% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B); Womack to 3B
b1 0-0 2 --3 4,(2-1)  R PIT E. Williams O. Hershiser -9% 38% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Womack Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O PIT D. Sveum O. Hershiser 2% 40% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Esteban Loaiza facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE J. Thome E. Loaiza -2% 37% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
t2 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE D. Justice E. Loaiza -2% 36% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Williams E. Loaiza -1% 35% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT S. Dunston O. Hershiser 2% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  PIT T. Ward O. Hershiser -2% 34% Hit By Pitch
b2 1-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  OO PIT J. Kendall O. Hershiser 5% 39% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Esteban Loaiza facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Grissom E. Loaiza -3% 36% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
t3 0-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE P. Borders E. Loaiza -2% 34% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
t3 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE O. Hershiser E. Loaiza -1% 33% Popfly: SS (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT E. Loaiza O. Hershiser 2% 35% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT T. Womack O. Hershiser -4% 32% Single to P (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line); Womack to 2B/Adv on E1 (throw)
b3 1-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Allensworth O. Hershiser 3% 35% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b3 1-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R PIT A. Martin O. Hershiser -9% 26% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Womack Scores
b3 2-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT E. Williams O. Hershiser -1% 24% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Martin to 2B
b3 2-0 2 12- 4,(3-0)  PIT D. Sveum O. Hershiser -2% 22% Walk; Martin to 3B; Williams to 2B
b3 2-0 2 123 4,(1-2)  O PIT S. Dunston O. Hershiser 5% 27% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Indians 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Esteban Loaiza facing 1-2-3
t4 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE B. Roberts E. Loaiza 4% 32% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t4 0-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  RR CLE O. Vizquel E. Loaiza 18% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Roberts Scores
t4 2-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez E. Loaiza -3% 47% Strikeout Looking
t4 2-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CLE J. Thome E. Loaiza 3% 50% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t4 2-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  R CLE D. Justice E. Loaiza 14% 64% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Thome Scores
t4 3-2 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  RR CLE M. Williams E. Loaiza 16% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Justice Scores
t4 5-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Grissom E. Loaiza -1% 79% Foul Popfly: 1B
t4 5-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE P. Borders E. Loaiza -1% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-5, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 7-8-9
b4 2-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT T. Ward O. Hershiser 3% 81% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b4 2-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Kendall O. Hershiser 2% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-5 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT E. Loaiza O. Hershiser 1% 83% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Pirates 2.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-2, Pirates' Esteban Loaiza facing 9-1-2
t5 5-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE O. Hershiser E. Loaiza -1% 82% Strikeout Swinging
t5 5-2 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O CLE B. Roberts E. Loaiza -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 5-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel E. Loaiza -1% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-5, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 1-2-3
b5 2-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT T. Womack O. Hershiser 3% 83% Lineout: SS
b5 2-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Allensworth O. Hershiser 2% 85% Lineout: 3B
b5 2-5 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT A. Martin O. Hershiser 1% 86% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Pirates 2.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-2, Pirates' Esteban Loaiza facing 3-4-5
t6 5-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R CLE M. Ramirez E. Loaiza 6% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t6 6-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CLE J. Thome E. Loaiza -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 6-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE D. Justice E. Loaiza -1% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 6-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Williams E. Loaiza -0% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 6, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-6, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 4-5-6
b6 2-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT E. Williams O. Hershiser -3% 86% Hit By Pitch
b6 2-6 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O PIT D. Sveum O. Hershiser 3% 90% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b6 2-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT S. Dunston O. Hershiser -4% 86% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Williams to 2B
b6 2-6 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O PIT T. Ward O. Hershiser 4% 90% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Williams to 3B
b6 2-6 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Kendall O. Hershiser 4% 94% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 6, Pirates 2.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-2, Pirates' Jason Christiansen facing 7-8-9
Jason Christiansen replaces Esteban Loaiza pitching and batting 9th
t7 6-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. Grissom J. Christiansen -1% 93% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
t7 6-2 1 --- 10,(3-2)  O CLE P. Borders J. Christiansen -0% 93% Flyball: CF
t7 6-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE O. Hershiser J. Christiansen 0% 93% Hit By Pitch
Ricardo Rincon replaces Turner Ward (RF) pitching and batting 7th
Adrian Brown replaces Jason Christiansen (P) playing RF batting 9th
t7 6-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CLE B. Roberts R. Rincon -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 6, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-6, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 9-1-2
b7 2-6 0 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT A. Brown O. Hershiser -3% 89% Walk
b7 2-6 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  PIT T. Womack O. Hershiser -9% 80% Double to CF (Line Drive); Brown to 3B
Paul Assenmacher replaces Orel Hershiser pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-6 0 -23 7,(3-2)  O PIT J. Allensworth P. Assenmacher 6% 86% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b7 2-6 1 -23 4,(0-2)  O PIT A. Martin P. Assenmacher 6% 92% Strikeout Swinging
Michael Jackson replaces Paul Assenmacher pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-6 2 -23 3,(2-0)  O PIT E. Williams M. Jackson 4% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 6, Pirates 2.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-2, Pirates' Matt Ruebel facing 2-3-4
Matt Ruebel replaces Eddie Williams (1B) pitching and batting 4th
Dale Sveum moves from 3B to 1B
Joe Randa replaces Ricardo Rincon (P) playing 3B batting 7th
t8 6-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE O. Vizquel M. Ruebel 1% 97% Walk
t8 6-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. Ramirez M. Ruebel 0% 97% Vizquel Steals 2B
t8 6-2 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez M. Ruebel -1% 97% Strikeout Looking
t8 6-2 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  CLE J. Thome M. Ruebel 1% 97% Vizquel Steals 3B
t8 6-2 1 --3 6,(3-2)  O CLE J. Thome M. Ruebel -1% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 6-2 2 --3 5,(3-1)  R CLE D. Justice M. Ruebel 2% 98% Reached on E7 (Line Drive); Vizquel Scores/unER/No RBI
t8 7-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CLE M. Williams M. Ruebel -0% 98% Foul Flyball: LF (Short LF Foul)
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 7, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-7, Indians' Michael Jackson facing 5-6-7
Brian Giles replaces David Justice playing LF batting 5th
b8 2-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT D. Sveum M. Jackson -2% 96% Walk
b8 2-7 0 1-- 8,(2-2)  O PIT S. Dunston M. Jackson 2% 98% Strikeout Looking
b8 2-7 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Randa M. Jackson 1% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b8 2-7 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  PIT J. Kendall M. Jackson -1% 98% Hit By Pitch; Sveum to 2B
b8 2-7 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R PIT A. Brown M. Jackson -2% 96% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball to Deep SS-2B); Sveum Scores/unER/No RBI; Kendall to 3B
b8 3-7 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O PIT T. Womack M. Jackson 3% 98% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 7, Pirates 3.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 7-3, Pirates' Matt Ruebel facing 7-8-9
t9 7-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. Grissom M. Ruebel -0% 98% Flyball: CF
t9 7-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE P. Borders M. Ruebel 0% 99% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
Kevin Seitzer pinch hits for Michael Jackson (P) batting 9th
t9 7-3 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CLE K. Seitzer M. Ruebel -0% 98% Flyball: RF
t9 7-3 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CLE B. Roberts M. Ruebel -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 7, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-7, Indians' Jose Mesa facing 2-3-4
Jose Mesa replaces Kevin Seitzer (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 3-7 0 --- 7,(3-2)  PIT J. Allensworth J. Mesa -2% 96% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball)
b9 3-7 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. Martin J. Mesa 2% 98% Flyball: SS (Short LF Line)
Mark Smith pinch hits for Matt Ruebel (P) batting 4th
b9 3-7 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O PIT M. Smith J. Mesa 1% 99% Flyball: CF
b9 3-7 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O PIT D. Sveum J. Mesa 1% 100% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 7, Pirates 3.

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