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TEX
@ANA
7
8
KCR
@CHW
10
4
MIN
@CLE
6
10
MIN
@CLE
6
4
 
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NYY
@DET
6
1
BAL
@MIL
5
4
OAK
@SEA
3
9
BOS
@TOR
5
12
LAD
@COL
6
1
PIT
@HOU
1
8
CIN
@MON
5
8
ATL
@NYM
1
2
FLA
@PHI
7
8
SDP
@SFG
1
6
CHC
@STL
4
12
Saturday, September 27, 1997, 1:04
, Kingdome
Attendance: 50,443, Time of Game: 2:46
Athletics
3
64-97
 Lost 1 
4th, 26 GB
at Mariners
9
90-71
 Won 1 
1st
W: Randy Johnson (20-4)
L: Brad Rigby (1-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    3 10  1
Mariners        4  1  0   2  1  1   0  0  X    9 13  0

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jason McDonald CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .258 .357 .382 .739 18 13 0.002 0.42 0.035 -0.033 -0.8 5 0
Dave Magadan DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .303 .414 .391 .805 18 12 -0.055 0.56 0.000 -0.055 -0.9
Ben Grieve RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .308 .400 .473 .873 19 10 0.038 0.46 0.046 -0.009 0.1 3 0
Jason Giambi 1B 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .295 .365 .499 .864 14 7 0.177 0.69 0.182 -0.005 1.8 7 1 2B
Matt Stairs LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .295 .384 .573 .957 11 8 -0.067 0.66 0.005 -0.072 -0.4 0 0
Scott Spiezio 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .245 .299 .391 .690 12 9 -0.039 0.51 0.010 -0.049 0.2 3 0
Brent Mayne C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .286 .338 .404 .742 8 6 -0.011 0.66 0.025 -0.036 -0.4 5 0
   Brian Lesher PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .230 .277 .365 .642 6 4 0.009 0.12 0.009 0.000 1.5 2B
Tony Batista SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .202 .265 .330 .594 16 11 -0.077 0.59 0.000 -0.077 -1.6 1 2
Tilson Brito 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .231 .279 .308 .586 14 11 -0.033 0.29 0.000 -0.033 -1.4 0 3
Brad Rigby P 0 1
   Andrew Lorraine P 0 0
   Eric Ludwick P 0 0
   Mike Mohler P 0 0
   Carlos Reyes P 0 0
Team Totals 36 3 10 3 1 7 37 .278 .297 .333 .631 136 91 -0.056 0.52 0.312 -0.369 -1.9 24 7
2B: J Giambi (41, off O Olivares); B Lesher (3, off P Spoljaric).
TB: J Giambi 3; B Lesher 2; M Stairs 2; S Spiezio 2; B Mayne; B Grieve; J McDonald.
RBI: J Giambi 2 (80); B Lesher (16).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
E: T Brito (5).

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 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .300 .359 .442 .801 3 2 -0.040 0.78 0.000 -0.040 -0.5 0 0
   Brent Gates 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .230 .287 .345 .631 10 6 -0.023 0.21 0.000 -0.023 -1.1 0 3
Roberto Kelly LF 5 3 3 2 0 0 5 .290 .332 .470 .802 16 12 0.089 0.36 0.102 -0.013 1.6 3 0 HR,2B
Ken Griffey CF 5 2 3 2 0 1 5 .304 .381 .647 1.028 17 7 0.119 0.36 0.123 -0.004 1.8 2 0 HR
   Rob Ducey RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .311 .529 .839 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jay Buhner RF 2 1 0 0 3 1 5 .243 .383 .506 .890 22 8 0.054 0.48 0.063 -0.009 1.1 2 0
   Lee Tinsley PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .269 .286 .555 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Alex Rodriguez DH 5 1 2 2 0 1 5 .300 .350 .496 .846 13 9 0.134 0.67 0.151 -0.017 1.0
Paul Sorrento 1B 5 1 2 2 0 0 5 .268 .342 .511 .853 14 10 0.072 0.45 0.083 -0.011 0.6 10 1 HR
Dan Wilson C 3 0 1 0 2 0 5 .270 .325 .424 .750 24 9 0.057 0.39 0.057 0.000 0.4 8 0
Mike Blowers 3B 3 0 1 1 0 1 4 .295 .379 .432 .810 16 9 -0.011 0.65 0.005 -0.016 -0.4 0 2 SF
Andy Sheets SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .259 .312 .435 .747 13 8 -0.008 0.49 0.030 -0.038 0.3 1 4 SB
Omar Olivares P 0 0
   Randy Johnson P 0 0
   Mike Timlin P 0 0
   Paul Spoljaric P 1 0
   Bobby Ayala P 0 0
Team Totals 37 9 13 9 5 5 43 .351 .419 .622 1.040 148 80 0.443 0.47 0.614 -0.171 4.6 27 10
2B: R Kelly (26, off M Mohler).
HR: K Griffey (56, off B Rigby, 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF); R Kelly (12, off B Rigby, 4th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF); P Sorrento (31, off E Ludwick, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep CF-RF).
SF: M Blowers (2, off B Rigby).
TB: R Kelly 7; K Griffey 6; P Sorrento 5; A Rodriguez 2; A Sheets; M Blowers; D Wilson.
RBI: A Rodriguez 2 (84); R Kelly 2 (59); K Griffey 2 (147); P Sorrento 2 (80); M Blowers (19).
2-out RBI: K Griffey.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 5 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Sorrento.
Baserunning
SB: A Sheets (2, 2nd base off B Rigby/B Mayne).

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 (1-7) 3.1 8 7 7 2 1 2 4.87 20 63 37 24 2 11 6 11 6 0 15 -0.432 0.93 -5.1
Andrew Lorraine 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.37 1 6 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.004 0.14 0.2
Eric Ludwick 1.1 1 1 1 1 2 1 8.51 6 21 10 6 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 -0.011 0.11 -0.3
Mike Mohler 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 5.19 3 10 5 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 -0.007 0.08 -1.0
Carlos Reyes 2.2 2 0 0 2 1 0 5.82 13 48 25 15 3 7 5 5 2 0 1 0 0.003 0.02 1.6
Team Totals 8 13 9 9 5 5 3 10.12 43 148 80 50 8 22 14 19 8 0 15 1 0 -0.443 0.47 -4.6

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
Omar Olivares 4 5 2 2 1 2 0 4.97 17 68 44 28 1 15 6 8 3 0 45 0.006 0.94 0.2
Randy Johnson, W (20-4) 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 2.28 8 28 21 8 3 10 3 2 2 0 0 0 0.040 0.27 1.1
Mike Timlin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.22 3 10 5 3 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.006 0.08 0.5
Paul Spoljaric 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 3.69 6 23 15 10 2 3 1 4 3 0 0 0 -0.010 0.06 -2.0
Bobby Ayala 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.82 3 7 6 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.015 0.22 2.0
Team Totals 9 10 3 3 1 7 0 3.00 37 136 91 51 8 32 14 15 8 0 45 2 0 0.057 0.52 1.9
P Spoljaric faced 3 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Durwood Merrill, 1B - Dave Phillips, 2B - Rocky Roe, 3B - Dale Scott.
Time of Game: 2:46.
Attendance: 50,443.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 2mph out to Centerfield, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics         Seattle Mariners
1 Jason McDonald CF 1 Joey Cora 2B
2 Dave Magadan DH 2 Roberto Kelly LF
3 Ben Grieve RF 3 Ken Griffey CF
4 Jason Giambi 1B 4 Jay Buhner RF
5 Matt Stairs LF 5 Alex Rodriguez DH
6 Scott Spiezio 2B 6 Paul Sorrento 1B
7 Brent Mayne C 7 Dan Wilson C
8 Tony Batista SS 8 Mike Blowers 3B
9 Tilson Brito 3B 9 Andy Sheets SS
Brad Rigby P Omar Olivares P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  RR OAK J. Giambi O. Olivares -16% 31% Double to CF (Line Drive); McDonald Scores; Grieve Scores
b1 0-2 1 123 2,(1-0)  RR SEA A. Rodriguez B. Rigby 15% 61% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Kelly Scores; Griffey Scores; Buhner to 3B
b2 4-2 2 --- 4,(3-0)  R SEA K. Griffey B. Rigby 8% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b4 5-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  RR SEA R. Kelly B. Rigby 7% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Sheets Scores
b1 2-2 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  R SEA P. Sorrento B. Rigby 6% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Buhner Scores; Rodriguez to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Mariners' Omar Olivares facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  OAK J. McDonald O. Olivares -3% 47% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O OAK D. Magadan O. Olivares 3% 50% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  OAK B. Grieve O. Olivares -3% 46% Walk; McDonald to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  RR OAK J. Giambi O. Olivares -16% 31% Double to CF (Line Drive); McDonald Scores; Grieve Scores
t1 2-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O OAK M. Stairs O. Olivares 3% 33% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
t1 2-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O OAK S. Spiezio O. Olivares 3% 36% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Brad Rigby facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SEA J. Cora B. Rigby -2% 34% Lineout: RF
b1 0-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  SEA R. Kelly B. Rigby 3% 36% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B)
b1 0-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  SEA K. Griffey B. Rigby 4% 40% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Kelly to 2B
b1 0-2 1 12- 5,(3-1)  SEA J. Buhner B. Rigby 6% 46% Walk; Kelly to 3B; Griffey to 2B
b1 0-2 1 123 2,(1-0)  RR SEA A. Rodriguez B. Rigby 15% 61% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Kelly Scores; Griffey Scores; Buhner to 3B
b1 2-2 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  R SEA P. Sorrento B. Rigby 6% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Buhner Scores; Rodriguez to 2B
b1 3-2 1 12- 5,(2-2)  SEA D. Wilson B. Rigby 5% 72% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Rodriguez to 3B; Sorrento to 2B
b1 3-2 1 123 3,(2-0)  RO SEA M. Blowers B. Rigby 0% 73% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF-RF); Rodriguez Scores; Sorrento to 3B
b1 4-2 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O SEA A. Sheets B. Rigby -4% 69% Foul Flyball: RF (Short RF Foul)
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Mariners 4.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Mariners' Omar Olivares facing 7-8-9
t2 2-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK B. Mayne O. Olivares 2% 72% Strikeout Swinging
t2 2-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK T. Batista O. Olivares 2% 73% Foul Popfly: C
t2 2-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK T. Brito O. Olivares 1% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Mariners 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mariners Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Brad Rigby facing 1-2-3
b2 4-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O SEA J. Cora B. Rigby -2% 73% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b2 4-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O SEA R. Kelly B. Rigby -1% 71% Lineout: P-1B (P's Left)
b2 4-2 2 --- 4,(3-0)  R SEA K. Griffey B. Rigby 8% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b2 5-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O SEA J. Buhner B. Rigby -1% 79% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Mariners 5.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-5, Mariners' Omar Olivares facing 1-2-3
t3 2-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. McDonald O. Olivares 2% 81% Flyball: LF
t3 2-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK D. Magadan O. Olivares 2% 82% Flyball: LF
t3 2-5 2 --- 7,(3-2)  OAK B. Grieve O. Olivares -1% 81% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 2-5 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  OAK J. Giambi O. Olivares -2% 79% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Grieve to 3B
t3 2-5 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O OAK M. Stairs O. Olivares 5% 83% Lineout: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Mariners 5.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mariners Batting, Ahead 5-2, Athletics' Brad Rigby facing 5-6-7
b3 5-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SEA A. Rodriguez B. Rigby -1% 82% Lineout: CF
b3 5-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O SEA P. Sorrento B. Rigby -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 5-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  SEA D. Wilson B. Rigby 1% 82% Walk
b3 5-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O SEA M. Blowers B. Rigby -1% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Mariners 5.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-5, Mariners' Omar Olivares facing 6-7-8
Brent Gates replaces Joey Cora playing 2B batting 1st
t4 2-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK S. Spiezio O. Olivares 2% 83% Flyball: LF
t4 2-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK B. Mayne O. Olivares -3% 80% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t4 2-5 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  OO OAK T. Batista O. Olivares 5% 85% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B); Mayne out at 1B/1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Mariners 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 5-2, Athletics' Brad Rigby facing 9-1-2
b4 5-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  SEA A. Sheets B. Rigby 2% 87% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b4 5-2 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  SEA B. Gates B. Rigby 1% 88% Sheets Steals 2B
b4 5-2 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O SEA B. Gates B. Rigby -2% 86% Lineout: 2B (2B-1B)
b4 5-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  RR SEA R. Kelly B. Rigby 7% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Sheets Scores
Andrew Lorraine replaces Brad Rigby pitching
b4 7-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O SEA K. Griffey A. Lorraine -0% 93% Strikeout Swinging
Eric Ludwick replaces Andrew Lorraine pitching
b4 7-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O SEA J. Buhner E. Ludwick -0% 93% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Mariners 7.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-7, Mariners' Randy Johnson facing 9-1-2
Randy Johnson replaces Omar Olivares pitching
t5 2-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK T. Brito R. Johnson 1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-7 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O OAK J. McDonald R. Johnson 1% 95% Strikeout Looking
t5 2-7 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK D. Magadan R. Johnson 0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Mariners 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 7-2, Athletics' Eric Ludwick facing 5-6-7
b5 7-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O SEA A. Rodriguez E. Ludwick -0% 95% Foul Popfly: 1B
b5 7-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R SEA P. Sorrento E. Ludwick 2% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b5 8-2 1 --- 4,(3-0)  SEA D. Wilson E. Ludwick 0% 98% Walk
b5 8-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O SEA M. Blowers E. Ludwick -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b5 8-2 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O SEA A. Sheets E. Ludwick -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Mariners 8.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-8, Mariners' Randy Johnson facing 3-4-5
t6 2-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK B. Grieve R. Johnson 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-8 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O OAK J. Giambi R. Johnson 0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS)
t6 2-8 2 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK M. Stairs R. Johnson -0% 98% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t6 2-8 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  OAK S. Spiezio R. Johnson -1% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive); Stairs to 2B
t6 2-8 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O OAK B. Mayne R. Johnson 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Mariners 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 8-2, Athletics' Mike Mohler facing 1-2-3
Mike Mohler replaces Eric Ludwick pitching
b6 8-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O SEA B. Gates M. Mohler -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 8-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  SEA R. Kelly M. Mohler 0% 99% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b6 8-2 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  R SEA K. Griffey M. Mohler 1% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Kelly Scores
Carlos Reyes replaces Mike Mohler pitching
b6 9-2 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  SEA J. Buhner C. Reyes 0% 99% Walk; Griffey to 2B
b6 9-2 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O SEA A. Rodriguez C. Reyes -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b6 9-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O SEA P. Sorrento C. Reyes -0% 99% Lineout: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Mariners 9.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-9, Mariners' Mike Timlin facing 8-9-1
Mike Timlin replaces Randy Johnson pitching
t7 2-9 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK T. Batista M. Timlin 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 2-9 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK T. Brito M. Timlin 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t7 2-9 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK J. McDonald M. Timlin 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Mariners 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 9-2, Athletics' Carlos Reyes facing 7-8-9
b7 9-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O SEA D. Wilson C. Reyes -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 9-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  SEA M. Blowers C. Reyes 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b7 9-2 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  SEA A. Sheets C. Reyes 0% 100% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Blowers to 2B
b7 9-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O SEA B. Gates C. Reyes -0% 100% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B); Blowers to 3B
b7 9-2 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O SEA R. Kelly C. Reyes -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Mariners 9.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-9, Mariners' Paul Spoljaric facing 2-3-4
Paul Spoljaric replaces Mike Timlin pitching
t8 2-9 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O OAK D. Magadan P. Spoljaric 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t8 2-9 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK B. Grieve P. Spoljaric 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
t8 2-9 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK J. Giambi P. Spoljaric 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Mariners 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 9-2, Athletics' Carlos Reyes facing 3-4-5
b8 9-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O SEA K. Griffey C. Reyes -0% 100% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
b8 9-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  SEA J. Buhner C. Reyes 0% 100% Walk
Lee Tinsley pinch runs for Jay Buhner (RF) batting 4th
b8 9-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  SEA A. Rodriguez C. Reyes 0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Tinsley to 2B
b8 9-2 1 12- 7,(3-2)  O SEA P. Sorrento C. Reyes -0% 100% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
b8 9-2 2 12- 5,(3-1)  O SEA D. Wilson C. Reyes -0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Mariners 9.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-9, Mariners' Paul Spoljaric facing 5-6-7
Lee Tinsley moves from PR to CF
Rob Ducey replaces Ken Griffey (CF) playing RF batting 3rd
t9 2-9 0 --- 3,(1-1)  OAK M. Stairs P. Spoljaric -0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t9 2-9 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OAK S. Spiezio P. Spoljaric -0% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Stairs to 2B
Brian Lesher pinch hits for Brent Mayne (C) batting 7th
t9 2-9 0 12- 6,(2-2)  R OAK B. Lesher P. Spoljaric -1% 98% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep 1B); Stairs Scores; Spiezio to 3B
Bobby Ayala replaces Paul Spoljaric pitching
t9 3-9 0 -23 2,(0-1)  O OAK T. Batista B. Ayala 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 3-9 1 -23 3,(0-2)  O OAK T. Brito B. Ayala 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-9 2 -23 2,(1-0)  O OAK J. McDonald B. Ayala 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Mariners 9.

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