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CLE
@ANA
10
4
KCR
@BAL
3
7
TEX
@MIL
7
1
DET
@MIN
0
2
NYY
@OAK
7
8
BOS
@SEA
9
5
CHW
@TOR
2
13
HOU
@ATL
6
4
 
(13)
FLA
@CHC
4
3
CIN
@COL
5
7
SFG
@NYM
6
15
SDP
@PHI
6
7
 
(12)
LAD
@PIT
9
5
MON
@STL
3
4
Wednesday, August 27, 1997, 3:36
, Kingdome
Attendance: 34,633, Time of Game: 3:30
Red Sox
9
67-67
 Won 1 
3rd, 19½ GB
at Mariners
5
74-59
 Lost 1 
1st
W: John Wasdin (4-5)
L: Jeff Fassero (13-8)
S: Tom Gordon (4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         1  0  0   0  4  1   1  0  2    9 14  1
Mariners        0  0  2   1  1  1   0  0  0    5  7  2

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 6 2 3 2 0 1 6 .316 .357 .544 .902 16 14 0.245 1.10 0.313 -0.068 1.7 3 0 HR
Jeff Frye 2B 5 1 1 1 0 1 6 .300 .345 .416 .761 23 15 -0.052 0.90 0.033 -0.085 -1.4 4 1 SF
Mo Vaughn 1B 4 1 1 0 1 3 5 .325 .433 .567 1.000 23 15 0.089 1.00 0.144 -0.055 0.5 2 2 2B
Wil Cordero LF 4 0 2 1 1 2 5 .283 .322 .439 .761 14 9 0.044 1.31 0.108 -0.064 0.6 4 0 IW
Reggie Jefferson DH 5 0 2 1 0 2 5 .344 .381 .513 .894 15 11 0.149 1.44 0.191 -0.042 1.4
Bill Haselman C 2 2 0 1 2 0 5 .241 .295 .385 .680 24 10 -0.114 1.45 0.052 -0.166 -1.4 7 0 SF,GDP
Troy O'Leary RF 4 1 1 2 1 1 5 .323 .369 .511 .880 27 14 -0.004 1.03 0.089 -0.093 1.0 4 0 HR
Mike Benjamin 3B 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .260 .293 .351 .643 16 13 -0.051 0.84 0.043 -0.094 0.1 1 1 SB
Darren Bragg CF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .263 .347 .399 .746 24 17 0.212 0.96 0.226 -0.014 1.5 2 0 2B
Bret Saberhagen P 0 0
   John Wasdin P 0 0
   Tim Wakefield P 0 0
   Tom Gordon P 0 0
Team Totals 40 9 14 9 5 11 47 .350 .404 .550 .954 182 118 0.518 1.10 1.199 -0.681 4.1 27 4
2B: M Vaughn (19, off J Fassero); D Bragg (29, off P Spoljaric).
HR: N Garciaparra (25, off J Fassero, 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep CF-RF); T O'Leary (13, off H Slocumb, 9th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
SF: B Haselman (2, off J Fassero); J Frye (6, off B Wells).
IBB: W Cordero (6, by J Fassero).
TB: N Garciaparra 6; T O'Leary 4; D Bragg 3; M Benjamin 2; M Vaughn 2; W Cordero 2; R Jefferson 2; J Frye.
GIDP: B Haselman (8).
RBI: T O'Leary 2 (69); N Garciaparra 2 (81); D Bragg (52); B Haselman (23); J Frye (40); R Jefferson (60); W Cordero (63).
2-out RBI: D Bragg.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 4 for 14.
Fielding
E: N Garciaparra (18).
Baserunning
SB: M Benjamin (2, 2nd base off H Slocumb/D Wilson).

Seattle Mariners

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joey Cora 2B 3 0 1 1 1 0 5 .315 .375 .461 .836 19 10 0.041 1.20 0.085 -0.044 0.1 1 1 SF
Rob Ducey LF 5 1 0 0 0 1 5 .267 .301 .438 .739 16 14 -0.214 1.65 0.000 -0.214 -1.6 1 0
Ken Griffey CF 3 0 0 0 2 1 5 .306 .383 .636 1.019 26 12 -0.021 0.94 0.060 -0.080 -0.4 3 0
Edgar Martinez DH 3 1 1 2 2 0 5 .325 .456 .544 1.000 21 9 0.255 0.93 0.301 -0.047 2.2 HR
Alex Rodriguez SS 5 1 3 1 0 2 5 .302 .352 .513 .865 21 15 0.099 1.16 0.197 -0.099 1.0 0 3 HR,2·SB
Jay Buhner RF 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .239 .374 .485 .859 18 12 -0.154 1.30 0.009 -0.163 -1.2 3 0
Paul Sorrento 1B 4 2 2 1 1 0 5 .270 .337 .516 .853 20 14 0.129 1.19 0.191 -0.062 0.9 6 1 HR
Dan Wilson C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .272 .325 .430 .756 16 11 -0.074 1.56 0.048 -0.122 -0.3 12 0
Andy Sheets 3B 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 .333 .385 .583 .968 15 11 -0.079 1.51 0.000 -0.079 -0.7 0 1 SH
   Mike Blowers PH-3B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .306 .387 .444 .831 5 1 0.037 1.11 0.037 0.000 0.2 0 0
Jeff Fassero P 1 2
   Bob Wells P 0 0
   Paul Spoljaric P 0 0
   Bobby Ayala P 0 0
   Heathcliff Slocumb P 0 0
Team Totals 33 5 7 5 8 7 43 .212 .357 .485 .842 177 109 0.019 1.25 0.928 -0.910 0.1 27 8
HR: E Martinez (23, off B Saberhagen, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF); A Rodriguez (22, off J Wasdin, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep CF-RF); P Sorrento (25, off J Wasdin, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
SF: J Cora (6, off B Saberhagen).
SH: A Sheets (1, off B Saberhagen).
TB: A Rodriguez 6; P Sorrento 5; E Martinez 4; J Cora.
RBI: E Martinez 2 (95); A Rodriguez (74); P Sorrento (66); J Cora (48).
2-out RBI: E Martinez 2; A Rodriguez.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Rodriguez-J Cora-P Sorrento.
E: A Rodriguez (22); J Fassero (1).
Baserunning
SB: A Rodriguez 2 (28, 2nd base off B Saberhagen/B Haselman 2).

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
Bret Saberhagen 4 5 3 2 2 3 1 6.75 20 82 54 37 7 10 6 9 2 0 43 -0.130 1.16 -0.8
John Wasdin, W (4-5) 2 2 2 2 0 1 2 4.38 8 31 20 11 3 6 1 6 1 0 0 0 -0.092 1.03 -0.9
Tim Wakefield, H (1) 1.2 0 0 0 4 2 0 4.32 9 39 21 8 5 8 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.096 1.84 0.6
Tom Gordon, S (4) 1.1 0 0 0 2 1 0 3.59 6 25 14 7 3 4 0 3 0 0 2 0 0.108 0.90 1.0
Team Totals 9 7 5 4 8 7 3 4.00 43 177 109 63 18 28 7 21 3 0 43 2 0 -0.018 1.25 -0.1

Seattle Mariners

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
Jeff Fassero, L (13-8) 5 7 5 3 2 3 1 3.96 25 93 59 32 6 21 10 10 4 0 38 -0.331 1.29 -2.3
Bob Wells 0.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 5.76 4 19 15 11 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 -0.145 1.54 -1.4
Paul Spoljaric 1.1 1 1 1 2 4 0 3.71 7 32 18 4 5 9 0 1 1 0 2 0 -0.058 1.41 -0.1
Bobby Ayala 1.1 1 0 0 0 3 0 4.38 5 14 13 4 6 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.075 0.64 1.2
Heathcliff Slocumb 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 5.90 6 24 13 6 4 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 -0.059 0.20 -1.5
Team Totals 9 14 9 7 5 11 2 7.00 47 182 118 57 23 38 17 14 6 0 38 4 0 -0.518 1.10 -4.1
Balks: None.
WP: T Wakefield (5); T Gordon (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Fassero (5; W Cordero).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ted Hendry, 1B - Jim Joyce, 2B - John Hirschbeck, 3B - Bill Miller.
Time of Game: 3:30.
Attendance: 34,633.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 2mph out to Centerfield, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Seattle Mariners
1 Nomar Garciaparra SS 1 Joey Cora 2B
2 Jeff Frye 2B 2 Rob Ducey LF
3 Mo Vaughn 1B 3 Ken Griffey CF
4 Wil Cordero LF 4 Edgar Martinez DH
5 Reggie Jefferson DH 5 Alex Rodriguez SS
6 Bill Haselman C 6 Jay Buhner RF
7 Troy O'Leary RF 7 Paul Sorrento 1B
8 Mike Benjamin 3B 8 Dan Wilson C
9 Darren Bragg CF 9 Andy Sheets 3B
Bret Saberhagen P Jeff Fassero P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR SEA E. Martinez B. Saberhagen -22% 37% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Ducey Scores
t5 1-3 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  RR BOS N. Garciaparra J. Fassero 21% 47% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Bragg Scores/unER; Garciaparra Scores
t7 6-5 2 12- 6,(2-2)  R BOS D. Bragg P. Spoljaric 14% 81% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Haselman Scores; O'Leary to 3B
b6 4-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  R SEA P. Sorrento J. Wasdin -13% 59% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t1 1-0 1 123 5,(2-2)  OO BOS B. Haselman J. Fassero -13% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B

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, Mariners' Jeff Fassero facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS N. Garciaparra J. Fassero 3% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Frye J. Fassero -3% 50% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  BOS M. Vaughn J. Fassero 3% 54% Walk; Garciaparra to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R BOS W. Cordero J. Fassero 9% 63% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Garciaparra Scores; Vaughn to 2B
t1 1-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  BOS R. Jefferson J. Fassero 5% 68% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball to Short 1B Line); Vaughn to 3B; Cordero to 2B
t1 1-0 1 123 5,(2-2)  OO BOS B. Haselman J. Fassero -13% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 1, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O SEA J. Cora B. Saberhagen 2% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O SEA R. Ducey B. Saberhagen 2% 59% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  SEA K. Griffey B. Saberhagen -1% 58% Walk
b1 0-1 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O SEA E. Martinez B. Saberhagen 2% 60% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Mariners 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mariners' Jeff Fassero facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS T. O'Leary J. Fassero -2% 58% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
t2 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS M. Benjamin J. Fassero -2% 56% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t2 1-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS D. Bragg J. Fassero -1% 55% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  SEA A. Rodriguez B. Saberhagen -4% 51% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 0-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O SEA J. Buhner B. Saberhagen 4% 55% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b2 0-1 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  SEA P. Sorrento B. Saberhagen -2% 53% Rodriguez Steals 2B
b2 0-1 1 -2- 9,(3-2)  SEA P. Sorrento B. Saberhagen -2% 51% Walk
b2 0-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O SEA D. Wilson B. Saberhagen 5% 56% Flyball: RF
b2 0-1 2 12- 9,(3-2)  O SEA A. Sheets B. Saberhagen 5% 61% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 1, Mariners 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mariners' Jeff Fassero facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS N. Garciaparra J. Fassero -2% 59% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
t3 1-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Frye J. Fassero -2% 57% Foul Popfly: C
t3 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn J. Fassero -1% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  SEA J. Cora B. Saberhagen -4% 51% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B)
b3 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O SEA R. Ducey B. Saberhagen 4% 56% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 1B)
b3 0-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O SEA K. Griffey B. Saberhagen 3% 59% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR SEA E. Martinez B. Saberhagen -22% 37% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Ducey Scores
b3 2-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  SEA A. Rodriguez B. Saberhagen -1% 36% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b3 2-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  SEA J. Buhner B. Saberhagen -1% 35% Rodriguez Steals 2B
b3 2-1 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O SEA J. Buhner B. Saberhagen 3% 38% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Mariners 2.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Mariners' Jeff Fassero facing 4-5-6
t4 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS W. Cordero J. Fassero -3% 35% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  BOS R. Jefferson J. Fassero 3% 38% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t4 1-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS B. Haselman J. Fassero -4% 35% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t4 1-2 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  O BOS T. O'Leary J. Fassero -3% 32% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Mariners 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 2-1, Red Sox' Bret Saberhagen facing 7-8-9
b4 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  SEA P. Sorrento B. Saberhagen -3% 28% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b4 2-1 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  SEA D. Wilson B. Saberhagen -5% 24% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Sorrento to 2B
b4 2-1 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O SEA A. Sheets B. Saberhagen 0% 24% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Sorrento to 3B; Wilson to 2B
b4 2-1 1 -23 4,(2-1)  RO SEA J. Cora B. Saberhagen -1% 23% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Sorrento Scores/unER; Wilson to 3B
b4 3-1 2 --3 8,(1-2)  O SEA R. Ducey B. Saberhagen 3% 26% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Mariners 3.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-3, Mariners' Jeff Fassero facing 8-9-1
t5 1-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS M. Benjamin J. Fassero -3% 23% Flyball: LF
t5 1-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS D. Bragg J. Fassero 3% 26% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t5 1-3 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  RR BOS N. Garciaparra J. Fassero 21% 47% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Bragg Scores/unER; Garciaparra Scores
t5 3-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Frye J. Fassero 3% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Deep SS-2B)
t5 3-3 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  BOS M. Vaughn J. Fassero 11% 61% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Frye to 3B
t5 3-3 1 -23 4,(3-0)  BOS W. Cordero J. Fassero 1% 62% Intentional Walk
t5 3-3 1 123 2,(0-1)  R BOS R. Jefferson J. Fassero 11% 73% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Frye Scores; Vaughn to 3B; Cordero to 2B
t5 4-3 1 123 6,(3-2)  RO BOS B. Haselman J. Fassero 1% 74% Lineout: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Vaughn Scores/unER; Cordero to 3B
t5 5-3 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O BOS T. O'Leary J. Fassero -4% 70% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 5, Mariners 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Mariners Batting, Behind 3-5, Red Sox' John Wasdin facing 3-4-5
John Wasdin replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
b5 3-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O SEA K. Griffey J. Wasdin 3% 73% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
b5 3-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O SEA E. Martinez J. Wasdin 2% 76% Flyball: LF
b5 3-5 2 --- 7,(3-2)  R SEA A. Rodriguez J. Wasdin -12% 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b5 4-5 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O SEA J. Buhner J. Wasdin 2% 65% Lineout: RF (Deep CF-RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 5, Mariners 4.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-4, Mariners' Bob Wells facing 8-9-1
Bob Wells replaces Jeff Fassero pitching
t6 5-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  BOS M. Benjamin B. Wells 4% 69% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t6 5-4 0 1-- 7,(1-2)  BOS D. Bragg B. Wells 6% 75% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Benjamin to 2B
t6 5-4 0 12- 2,(0-1)  BOS N. Garciaparra B. Wells 7% 82% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Benjamin to 3B; Bragg to 2B
t6 5-4 0 123 5,(2-2)  RO BOS J. Frye B. Wells -2% 80% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF-RF); Benjamin Scores
Paul Spoljaric replaces Bob Wells pitching
t6 6-4 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn P. Spoljaric -3% 76% Strikeout Swinging
t6 6-4 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O BOS W. Cordero P. Spoljaric -3% 73% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 6, Mariners 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Mariners Batting, Behind 4-6, Red Sox' John Wasdin facing 7-8-9
b6 4-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  R SEA P. Sorrento J. Wasdin -13% 59% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b6 5-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O SEA D. Wilson J. Wasdin 4% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 5-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O SEA A. Sheets J. Wasdin 3% 67% Strikeout Swinging
b6 5-6 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O SEA J. Cora J. Wasdin 2% 69% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Mariners 5.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-5, Mariners' Paul Spoljaric facing 5-6-7
t7 6-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS R. Jefferson P. Spoljaric -3% 66% Strikeout Swinging
t7 6-5 1 --- 4,(3-0)  BOS B. Haselman P. Spoljaric 3% 69% Walk
t7 6-5 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  BOS T. O'Leary P. Spoljaric 4% 72% Walk; Haselman to 2B
t7 6-5 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Benjamin P. Spoljaric -5% 68% Strikeout Looking
t7 6-5 2 12- 6,(2-2)  R BOS D. Bragg P. Spoljaric 14% 81% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Haselman Scores; O'Leary to 3B
Bobby Ayala replaces Paul Spoljaric pitching
t7 7-5 2 -23 3,(0-2)  O BOS N. Garciaparra B. Ayala -4% 77% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 7, Mariners 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Mariners Batting, Behind 5-7, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 2-3-4
Tim Wakefield replaces John Wasdin pitching
b7 5-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O SEA R. Ducey T. Wakefield 4% 81% Strikeout Swinging
b7 5-7 1 --- 6,(3-2)  SEA K. Griffey T. Wakefield -5% 76% Walk
b7 5-7 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  SEA E. Martinez T. Wakefield -7% 70% Walk; Griffey to 2B
b7 5-7 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O SEA A. Rodriguez T. Wakefield 8% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b7 5-7 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O SEA J. Buhner T. Wakefield 8% 86% Popfly: 2B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 7, Mariners 5.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-5, Mariners' Bobby Ayala facing 2-3-4
t8 7-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Frye B. Ayala -1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 7-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn B. Ayala -1% 83% Strikeout Swinging
t8 7-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS W. Cordero B. Ayala 1% 84% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t8 7-5 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O BOS R. Jefferson B. Ayala -2% 82% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 7, Mariners 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Mariners Batting, Behind 5-7, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 7-8-9
b8 5-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O SEA P. Sorrento T. Wakefield 5% 87% Flyball: CF
b8 5-7 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O SEA D. Wilson T. Wakefield 3% 90% Popfly: SS (SS-2B)
Mike Blowers pinch hits for Andy Sheets (3B) batting 9th
b8 5-7 2 --- 5,(3-1)  SEA M. Blowers T. Wakefield -3% 87% Walk
b8 5-7 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  SEA J. Cora T. Wakefield -1% 86% Wild Pitch; Blowers to 2B
b8 5-7 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  SEA J. Cora T. Wakefield -3% 83% Walk
Tom Gordon replaces Tim Wakefield pitching
b8 5-7 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O SEA R. Ducey T. Gordon 9% 92% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 7, Mariners 5.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-5, Mariners' Heathcliff Slocumb facing 6-7-8
Heathcliff Slocumb replaces Bobby Ayala pitching
Mike Blowers moves from PH to 3B
t9 7-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS B. Haselman H. Slocumb 1% 93% Walk
t9 7-5 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR BOS T. O'Leary H. Slocumb 5% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Haselman Scores
t9 9-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS M. Benjamin H. Slocumb 0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 9-5 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  BOS D. Bragg H. Slocumb 0% 99% Benjamin Steals 2B
t9 9-5 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Bragg H. Slocumb -0% 99% Lineout: CF
t9 9-5 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O BOS N. Garciaparra H. Slocumb -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B; Benjamin to 3B
t9 9-5 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Frye H. Slocumb -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 9, Mariners 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Mariners Batting, Behind 5-9, Red Sox' Tom Gordon facing 3-4-5
b9 5-9 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O SEA K. Griffey T. Gordon 1% 99% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
b9 5-9 1 --- 5,(3-1)  SEA E. Martinez T. Gordon -1% 98% Walk
b9 5-9 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O SEA A. Rodriguez T. Gordon 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Martinez to 2B
b9 5-9 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  SEA J. Buhner T. Gordon -1% 98% Walk
b9 5-9 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O SEA P. Sorrento T. Gordon 2% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 9, Mariners 5.

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