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Tuesday, March 31, 1998, 5:05
, Tropicana Field
Attendance: 45,369, Time of Game: 3:01
Tigers
11
1-0
Won 1 
1st
at Devil Rays
6
0-1
Lost 1 
4th, ½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  4  2   0  5  0   0  0  0   11 18  1
Devil Rays      0  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  4    6 12  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian Hunter CF 6 1 2 2 0 1 6 .333 .333 .500 .833 21 15 -0.008 0.33 0.026 -0.034 1.2 0 0 2B
Bip Roberts DH 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .200 .200 .200 .400 15 11 -0.043 0.35 0.001 -0.043 -0.6
   Pete Incaviglia PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1
Bobby Higginson RF 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .250 .400 .500 .900 22 12 -0.036 0.28 0.000 -0.037 -0.2 4 0 2B
Tony Clark 1B 5 2 2 0 0 1 5 .400 .400 .400 .800 20 12 0.049 0.30 0.053 -0.003 -0.2 9 0
Damion Easley 2B-SS 5 3 3 0 0 0 5 .600 .600 .800 1.400 15 10 0.105 0.45 0.106 0.000 1.4 4 3 2B
Luis Gonzalez LF 5 2 3 2 0 1 5 .600 .600 1.400 2.000 12 8 0.072 0.52 0.094 -0.022 2.0 2 0 HR,2B
Joe Randa 3B 5 1 3 3 0 1 5 .600 .600 1.000 1.600 27 17 0.158 0.55 0.160 -0.002 2.2 2 4 2·2B
Joe Oliver C 5 1 2 3 0 0 5 .400 .400 .400 .800 13 13 0.063 0.32 0.063 0.000 0.5 4 0
Billy Ripken SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .333 .500 .333 .833 13 5 -0.010 0.22 0.007 -0.016 -0.2 2 4
   Frank Catalanotto PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.3 0 0
Justin Thompson P 0 1
   Sean Runyan P 0 0
   Roberto Duran P 0 0
   Bryce Florie P 0 0
   Doug Bochtler P 0 0
Team Totals 45 11 18 11 2 7 47 .400 .426 .600 1.026 165 109 0.350 0.36 0.510 -0.157 5.9 27 12
2B: J Randa 2 (2, 1 off D Springer, 1 off W Alvarez); D Easley (1, off W Alvarez); B Hunter (1, off D Carlson); B Higginson (1, off D Springer); L Gonzalez (1, off D Springer).
HR: L Gonzalez (1, off D Carlson, 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep RF Line).
TB: L Gonzalez 7; J Randa 5; D Easley 4; B Hunter 3; J Oliver 2; T Clark 2; B Higginson 2; B Ripken; B Roberts.
RBI: J Randa 3 (3); J Oliver 3 (3); L Gonzalez 2 (2); B Hunter 2 (2); B Roberts (1).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 6 for 18.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Randa-D Easley-T Clark; B Ripken-D Easley-T Clark.
E: D Bochtler (1).

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Quinton McCracken CF 5 2 2 1 0 0 5 .400 .400 .400 .800 14 9 -0.070 0.42 0.003 -0.073 -0.4 5 0 2·GDP
Miguel Cairo 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 16 9 0.001 0.29 0.020 -0.018 -0.4 3 2
   Rich Butler PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 2 2 0.004 0.10 0.004 0.000 1.0
Wade Boggs 3B 4 1 1 3 1 0 5 .250 .400 1.000 1.400 24 12 -0.016 0.30 0.015 -0.030 2.0 1 0 HR
Fred McGriff 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 .250 .400 .250 .650 15 10 -0.045 0.41 0.002 -0.048 -1.0 6 0 HBP
Mike Kelly LF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 26 16 -0.016 0.25 0.012 -0.027 -0.0 6 0
Paul Sorrento DH 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .200 .200 .400 .600 18 10 -0.025 0.20 0.002 -0.028 -1.1 2B
John Flaherty C 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .500 .500 .750 1.250 15 9 -0.015 0.16 0.001 -0.017 -0.2 6 1 2B
Dave Martinez RF 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .500 .667 .500 1.167 12 7 0.015 0.15 0.016 -0.001 0.3 0 0
   Bob Smith PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 5 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.7
Kevin Stocker SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 16 11 0.018 0.25 0.021 -0.003 -0.3 0 2
   Bubba Trammell PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1.000 5 1 0.001 0.02 0.001 0.000 0.4
Wilson Alvarez P 0 0
   Dan Carlson P 0 0
   Dennis Springer P 0 0
   Jim Mecir P 0 0
Team Totals 38 6 12 5 3 3 42 .316 .381 .447 .828 168 99 -0.148 0.26 0.097 -0.245 0.9 27 5
2B: J Flaherty (1, off J Thompson); P Sorrento (1, off J Thompson).
HR: W Boggs (1, off J Thompson, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
HBP: F McGriff (1, by R Duran).
TB: W Boggs 4; J Flaherty 3; P Sorrento 2; Q McCracken 2; F McGriff; K Stocker; B Smith; R Butler; M Cairo; D Martinez.
GIDP: Q McCracken 2 (2).
RBI: W Boggs 3 (3); R Butler (1); Q McCracken (1).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 9.

Detroit Tigers

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
Justin Thompson, W (1-0) 6 8 2 2 0 2 1 3.00 25 92 56 31 11 14 8 15 7 0 50 0.145 0.35 1.4
Sean Runyan 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 3 18 12 8 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.08 0.6
Roberto Duran 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4 20 11 8 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.6
Bryce Florie 0.1 4 4 3 1 0 0 81.00 6 23 12 6 1 5 1 4 3 0 0 0 -0.006 0.03 -3.1
Doug Bochtler 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 4 15 8 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 3 2 0.007 0.44 -0.3
Team Totals 9 12 6 5 3 3 1 5.00 42 168 99 57 14 28 12 23 10 0 50 3 2 0.150 0.26 -0.9

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

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
Wilson Alvarez, L (0-1) 2.1 9 6 6 0 2 0 23.14 16 72 46 29 8 9 6 8 5 0 17 -0.321 0.90 -4.5
Dan Carlson 2.2 6 5 5 2 3 1 16.88 16 55 33 17 8 8 4 7 5 0 2 1 -0.031 0.14 -3.6
Dennis Springer 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 12 28 21 14 0 7 1 11 2 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 1.7
Jim Mecir 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 3 10 9 2 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.6
Team Totals 9 18 11 11 2 7 1 11.00 47 165 109 62 18 29 11 27 12 0 17 2 1 -0.351 0.36 -5.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: R Duran (1; F McGriff).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rich Garcia, 1B - Mike Reilly, 2B - Tim McClelland, 3B - John Hirschbeck.
Time of Game: 3:01.
Attendance: 45,369.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 0 123 6,(3-2)  RR DET J. Randa W. Alvarez 13% 79% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Clark Scores; Easley Scores; Gonzalez to 3B
t2 0-0 0 12- 5,(3-2)  DET L. Gonzalez W. Alvarez 7% 66% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Clark to 3B; Easley to 2B
t2 2-0 0 -23 4,(0-2)  RR DET J. Oliver W. Alvarez 6% 85% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Gonzalez Scores; Randa Scores
t2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-2)  DET D. Easley W. Alvarez 6% 59% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Clark to 2B
b3 0-6 1 12- 4,(1-2)  OO TBD Q. McCracken J. Thompson 5% 94% 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, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Devil Rays' Wilson Alvarez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET B. Hunter W. Alvarez -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET B. Roberts W. Alvarez -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O DET B. Higginson W. Alvarez -1% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Devil Rays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Devil Rays Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Justin Thompson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-1)  O TBD Q. McCracken J. Thompson 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-2)  O TBD M. Cairo J. Thompson 2% 49% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O TBD W. Boggs J. Thompson 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Devil Rays 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Devil Rays' Wilson Alvarez facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  DET T. Clark W. Alvarez 4% 54% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-2)  DET D. Easley W. Alvarez 6% 59% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Clark to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- 5,(3-2)  DET L. Gonzalez W. Alvarez 7% 66% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Clark to 3B; Easley to 2B
t2 0-0 0 123 6,(3-2)  RR DET J. Randa W. Alvarez 13% 79% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Clark Scores; Easley Scores; Gonzalez to 3B
t2 2-0 0 -23 4,(0-2)  RR DET J. Oliver W. Alvarez 6% 85% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Gonzalez Scores; Randa Scores
t2 4-0 0 1-- 5,(3-2)  O DET B. Ripken W. Alvarez -2% 83% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t2 4-0 1 1-- 4,(2-2)  DET B. Hunter W. Alvarez 2% 85% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Oliver to 2B
t2 4-0 1 12- 6,(2-2)  O DET B. Roberts W. Alvarez -2% 82% Flyball: CF
t2 4-0 2 12- 1,(0-1)  O DET B. Higginson W. Alvarez -2% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 4, Devil Rays 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Devil Rays Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' Justin Thompson facing 4-5-6
b2 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-1)  O TBD F. McGriff J. Thompson 2% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O TBD M. Kelly J. Thompson 1% 84% Foul Popfly: C
b2 0-4 2 --- 4,(2-2)  O TBD P. Sorrento J. Thompson 1% 84% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Devil Rays 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Devil Rays' Wilson Alvarez facing 4-5-6
t3 4-0 0 --- 4,(2-2)  DET T. Clark W. Alvarez 2% 86% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t3 4-0 0 1-- 4,(2-2)  DET D. Easley W. Alvarez 5% 91% Double to 3B (Ground Ball); Clark to 3B
t3 4-0 0 -23 4,(1-2)  O DET L. Gonzalez W. Alvarez -2% 88% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t3 4-0 1 -23 8,(3-2)  R DET J. Randa W. Alvarez 3% 92% Single to CF (Line Drive); Clark Scores; Easley to 3B
Dan Carlson replaces Wilson Alvarez pitching
t3 5-0 1 1-3 2,(0-2)  RO DET J. Oliver D. Carlson 1% 92% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole); Easley Scores
t3 6-0 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  DET B. Ripken D. Carlson 0% 93% Walk; Oliver to 2B
t3 6-0 2 12- 3,(1-2)  O DET B. Hunter D. Carlson -1% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 6, Devil Rays 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Devil Rays Batting, Behind 0-6, Tigers' Justin Thompson facing 7-8-9
b3 0-6 0 --- 2,(1-1)  O TBD J. Flaherty J. Thompson 1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-6 1 --- 2,(1-1)  TBD D. Martinez J. Thompson -1% 92% Single to 1B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
b3 0-6 1 1-- 5,(3-2)  TBD K. Stocker J. Thompson -2% 89% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Martinez to 2B
b3 0-6 1 12- 4,(1-2)  OO TBD Q. McCracken J. Thompson 5% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 6, Devil Rays 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-0, Devil Rays' Dan Carlson facing 2-3-4
t4 6-0 0 --- 1,(0-1)  O DET B. Roberts D. Carlson -0% 94% Flyball: CF
t4 6-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET B. Higginson D. Carlson -0% 93% Strikeout Looking
t4 6-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET T. Clark D. Carlson -0% 93% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Devil Rays 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Devil Rays Batting, Behind 0-6, Tigers' Justin Thompson facing 2-3-4
b4 0-6 0 --- 4,(2-2)  TBD M. Cairo J. Thompson -2% 91% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 0-6 0 1-- 3,(1-2)  O TBD W. Boggs J. Thompson 2% 93% Foul Popfly: SS (3B Foul)
b4 0-6 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O TBD F. McGriff J. Thompson 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B)
b4 0-6 2 1-- 4,(2-2)  O TBD M. Kelly J. Thompson 1% 96% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 6, Devil Rays 0.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-0, Devil Rays' Dan Carlson facing 5-6-7
t5 6-0 0 --- 5,(3-2)  DET D. Easley D. Carlson 1% 96% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t5 6-0 0 1-- 1,(0-1)  RR DET L. Gonzalez D. Carlson 2% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Easley Scores
t5 8-0 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O DET J. Randa D. Carlson -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t5 8-0 1 --- 1,(0-1)  DET J. Oliver D. Carlson 0% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t5 8-0 1 1-- 2,(0-2)  DET B. Ripken D. Carlson 0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive); Oliver to 2B
t5 8-0 1 12- 6,(2-2)  RR DET B. Hunter D. Carlson 1% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Oliver Scores; Ripken Scores; Hunter to 3B/Adv on throw
t5 10-0 1 --3 2,(1-1)  R DET B. Roberts D. Carlson 0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Hunter Scores
t5 11-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  DET B. Higginson D. Carlson 0% 100% Walk; Roberts to 2B
t5 11-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O DET T. Clark D. Carlson 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t5 11-0 2 12- 1,(0-1)  O DET D. Easley D. Carlson 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 11, Devil Rays 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Devil Rays Batting, Behind 0-11, Tigers' Justin Thompson facing 6-7-8
b5 0-11 0 --- 5,(3-2)  O TBD P. Sorrento J. Thompson 0% 100% Popfly: 2B
b5 0-11 1 --- 3,(1-2)  TBD J. Flaherty J. Thompson -0% 100% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b5 0-11 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O TBD D. Martinez J. Thompson 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-11 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O TBD K. Stocker J. Thompson 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 11, Devil Rays 0.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 11-0, Devil Rays' Dennis Springer facing 6-7-8
Dennis Springer replaces Dan Carlson pitching
t6 11-0 0 --- 1,(0-1)  O DET L. Gonzalez D. Springer 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t6 11-0 1 --- 4,(2-2)  DET J. Randa D. Springer 0% 100% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t6 11-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O DET J. Oliver D. Springer 0% 100% Flyball: CF; Randa to 3B
t6 11-0 2 --3 2,(1-1)  O DET B. Ripken D. Springer 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 11, Devil Rays 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Devil Rays Batting, Behind 0-11, Tigers' Justin Thompson facing 1-2-3
b6 0-11 0 --- 2,(1-1)  TBD Q. McCracken J. Thompson -0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 0-11 0 1-- 3,(1-2)  O TBD M. Cairo J. Thompson 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b6 0-11 1 1-- 4,(2-2)  RR TBD W. Boggs J. Thompson -0% 100% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); McCracken Scores
b6 2-11 1 --- 2,(0-2)  TBD F. McGriff J. Thompson -0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 2-11 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O TBD M. Kelly J. Thompson 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-11 2 1-- 1,(0-1)  TBD P. Sorrento J. Thompson -0% 99% Double to RF (Line Drive); McGriff to 3B
b6 2-11 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O TBD J. Flaherty J. Thompson 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 11, Devil Rays 2.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 11-2, Devil Rays' Dennis Springer facing 1-2-3
t7 11-2 0 --- 1,(0-1)  O DET B. Hunter D. Springer -0% 100% Popfly: 2B (Weak 3B)
t7 11-2 1 --- 2,(0-2)  O DET B. Roberts D. Springer -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
t7 11-2 2 --- 2,(1-1)  DET B. Higginson D. Springer 0% 100% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t7 11-2 2 -2- 2,(1-1)  O DET T. Clark D. Springer -0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 11, Devil Rays 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Devil Rays Batting, Behind 2-11, Tigers' Sean Runyan facing 8-9-1
Sean Runyan replaces Justin Thompson pitching
b7 2-11 0 --- 7,(3-2)  TBD D. Martinez S. Runyan -0% 99% Walk
b7 2-11 0 1-- 7,(1-2)  O TBD K. Stocker S. Runyan 0% 100% Flyball: LF
b7 2-11 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO TBD Q. McCracken S. Runyan 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 11, Devil Rays 2.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 11-2, Devil Rays' Dennis Springer facing 5-6-7
t8 11-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET D. Easley D. Springer -0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t8 11-2 1 --- 1,(0-1)  DET L. Gonzalez D. Springer 0% 100% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t8 11-2 1 -2- 4,(2-2)  O DET J. Randa D. Springer -0% 100% Popfly: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
t8 11-2 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O DET J. Oliver D. Springer -0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 11, Devil Rays 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Devil Rays Batting, Behind 2-11, Tigers' Roberto Duran facing 2-3-4
Roberto Duran replaces Sean Runyan pitching
b8 2-11 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TBD M. Cairo R. Duran 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b8 2-11 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TBD W. Boggs R. Duran 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B
b8 2-11 2 --- 3,(2-1)  TBD F. McGriff R. Duran -0% 100% Hit By Pitch
b8 2-11 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O TBD M. Kelly R. Duran 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 11, Devil Rays 2.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 11-2, Devil Rays' Jim Mecir facing 9-1-2
Jim Mecir replaces Dennis Springer pitching
Frank Catalanotto pinch hits for Billy Ripken (SS) batting 9th
t9 11-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET F. Catalanotto J. Mecir -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 11-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET B. Hunter J. Mecir 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
Pete Incaviglia pinch hits for Bip Roberts (DH) batting 2nd
t9 11-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET P. Incaviglia J. Mecir 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 11, Devil Rays 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Devil Rays Batting, Behind 2-11, Tigers' Bryce Florie facing 6-7-8
Bryce Florie replaces Roberto Duran pitching
Frank Catalanotto moves from PH to 2B
Damion Easley moves from 2B to SS
b9 2-11 0 --- 3,(1-2)  O TBD P. Sorrento B. Florie 0% 100% Popfly: SS
b9 2-11 1 --- 6,(3-2)  TBD J. Flaherty B. Florie -0% 100% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
Bob Smith pinch hits for Dave Martinez (RF) batting 8th
b9 2-11 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  TBD B. Smith B. Florie -0% 100% Single to SS (Line Drive to Weak SS-2B); Flaherty to 3B
Bubba Trammell pinch hits for Kevin Stocker (SS) batting 9th
b9 2-11 1 1-3 5,(3-1)  TBD B. Trammell B. Florie -0% 100% Walk; Smith to 2B
b9 2-11 1 123 2,(1-1)  R TBD Q. McCracken B. Florie -0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Flaherty Scores; Smith to 3B; Trammell to 2B
Rich Butler pinch hits for Miguel Cairo (2B) batting 2nd
b9 3-11 1 123 2,(0-2)  R TBD R. Butler B. Florie -0% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Smith Scores; Trammell to 3B; McCracken to 2B
Doug Bochtler replaces Bryce Florie pitching
b9 4-11 1 123 4,(3-0)  R TBD W. Boggs D. Bochtler -1% 98% Walk; Trammell Scores; McCracken to 3B; Butler to 2B
b9 5-11 1 123 2,(0-2)  O TBD F. McGriff D. Bochtler 1% 99% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b9 5-11 2 123 4,(1-2)  R TBD M. Kelly D. Bochtler -1% 98% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B); Butler to 3B; Boggs to 2B; Kelly to 1B; McCracken Scores/unER/No RBI
b9 6-11 2 123 5,(2-2)  O TBD P. Sorrento D. Bochtler 2% 100% Strikeout Swinging
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Tigers 11, Devil Rays 6.

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