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Scores
Standings
OAK
@BOS
2
6
NYY
@CHW
4
1
SEA
@DET
5
7
TOR
@KCR
3
6
CAL
@MIL
3
0
BAL
@MIN
6
0
CLE
@TEX
2
7
MON
@ATL
6
2
PIT
@LAD
1
2
CIN
@NYM
2
3
HOU
@PHI
3
2
STL
@SDP
3
0
CHC
@SFG
9
4
Wednesday, May 6, 1987,
, Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 27,350, Time of Game: 2:14
Indians
2
9-18
 Lost 4 
7th, 11½ GB
at Rangers
7
10-14
 Won 2 
5th, 4 GB
W: Charlie Hough (2-1)
L: Phil Niekro (2-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  8  0
Rangers         3  0  0   2  1  0   0  1  X    7 10  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Bernazard 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .191 .216 .340 .557 -0.080 0.76 0.000 -0.080 -0.9 1 2
Brett Butler CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .207 .343 .276 .619 -0.025 0.64 0.024 -0.050 -0.3 3 0
Julio Franco SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .336 .413 .514 .927 0.091 0.61 0.104 -0.013 1.5 3 0 3B,SB
Joe Carter 1B 4 0 0 1 0 2 4 .243 .288 .459 .748 -0.068 1.14 0.015 -0.082 -1.1 4 0
Mel Hall LF 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 .257 .297 .429 .726 0.130 0.74 0.143 -0.013 1.2 3 0
Pat Tabler DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .320 .382 .510 .892 -0.006 0.88 0.045 -0.052 -0.5
Cory Snyder RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .238 .273 .448 .720 -0.122 1.09 0.000 -0.122 -1.5 4 0
Brook Jacoby 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .253 .349 .411 .759 0.004 0.85 0.039 -0.035 -0.2 1 1
Chris Bando C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .171 .237 .229 .465 -0.115 1.47 0.000 -0.115 -1.1 5 3
Phil Niekro P 0 0
   Rich Yett P 0 0
Team Totals 35 2 8 2 0 6 35 .229 .229 .286 .514 -0.191 0.89 0.370 -0.562 -3.0 24 6
3B: J Franco (1, off C Hough).
TB: J Franco 4; M Hall 3; B Jacoby; B Butler; P Tabler.
RBI: J Carter (16); M Hall (12).
2-out RBI: M Hall.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Bando-J Franco.
Baserunning
SB: J Franco (7, 2nd base off C Hough/D Slaught).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Browne 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .236 .345 .361 .706 -0.058 0.55 0.000 -0.058 -0.9 2 1
Oddibe McDowell CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .184 .310 .347 .657 0.001 0.41 0.026 -0.025 -0.3 0 0
Pete O'Brien 1B 3 2 2 1 1 0 4 .224 .292 .412 .703 0.107 0.47 0.118 -0.011 1.8 7 1 HR
Pete Incaviglia LF 4 2 2 3 0 0 4 .330 .408 .703 1.111 0.226 0.71 0.231 -0.005 2.0 4 0 HR
Ruben Sierra RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .222 .268 .389 .657 -0.035 0.62 0.022 -0.058 -0.4 2 1 CS
Larry Parrish DH 4 1 2 3 0 1 4 .250 .294 .488 .782 0.138 0.62 0.167 -0.029 2.2 HR
Don Slaught C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .261 .320 .435 .755 -0.033 0.32 0.000 -0.033 -1.0 7 0
Steve Buechele 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .187 .282 .320 .602 -0.006 0.32 0.012 -0.018 -0.2 1 1 2B
Curt Wilkerson SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .429 .429 .429 .857 -0.031 0.37 0.000 -0.031 -0.6 0 1
Charlie Hough P 1 1
Team Totals 33 7 10 7 1 6 34 .303 .324 .606 .930 0.309 0.48 0.576 -0.268 2.6 * 6
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: S Buechele (4, off P Niekro).
HR: P Incaviglia (11, off P Niekro, 1st inn, 2 on, 1 out); L Parrish (6, off P Niekro, 4th inn, 1 on, 1 out); P O'Brien (4, off P Niekro, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
TB: L Parrish 5; P O'Brien 5; P Incaviglia 5; R Sierra 2; S Buechele 2; O McDowell.
RBI: P Incaviglia 3 (25); L Parrish 3 (11); P O'Brien (12).
2-out RBI: P O'Brien; L Parrish.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Sierra-P O'Brien.
E: P O'Brien (4).
Outfield Assists: R Sierra (M Hall at 1st base).
Baserunning
CS: R Sierra (6, 2nd base by P Niekro/C Bando).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro, L (2-1) 7.2 9 7 7 1 6 3 5.45 32 38 -0.302 0.51 -2.1
Rich Yett 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.05 2 2 1 -0.007 0.12 -0.5
Team Totals 8 10 7 7 1 6 3 7.88 34 38 2 1 -0.309 0.48 -2.6

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Charlie Hough, W (2-1) 9 8 2 0 0 6 0 4.18 35 73 0.191 0.89 3.0
Team Totals 9 8 2 0 0 6 0 0.00 35 73 0.191 0.89 3.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Evans, 1B - Nick Bremigan, 2B - Al Clark, 3B - Derryl Cousins.
Time of Game: 2:14.
Attendance: 27,350.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-2 1 1-3 RRR TEX P. Incaviglia P. Niekro 20% 62% Home Run; McDowell Scores; O'Brien Scores
b4 3-2 1 1-- RR TEX L. Parrish P. Niekro 16% 84% Home Run; Sierra Scores
t4 2-3 2 123 O CLE C. Bando C. Hough 9% 68% Flyball: LF
t1 1-0 2 -2- R CLE M. Hall C. Hough -8% 34% Single to RF; Franco Scores/unER
b1 0-2 1 1-- TEX P. O'Brien P. Niekro 6% 42% Single to CF; McDowell 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, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE T. Bernazard C. Hough 2% 52% Flyball: 2B
t1 0-0 1 --- CLE B. Butler C. Hough -2% 50% Single to CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- CLE J. Franco C. Hough -6% 44% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Butler to 3B; Franco to 1B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 RO CLE J. Carter C. Hough -1% 42% Groundout: 3B-1B; Butler Scores/unER; Franco to 2B
t1 1-0 2 -2- R CLE M. Hall C. Hough -8% 34% Single to RF; Franco Scores/unER
t1 2-0 2 1-- O CLE P. Tabler C. Hough 2% 36% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O TEX J. Browne P. Niekro -2% 34% Flyball: SS
b1 0-2 1 --- TEX O. McDowell P. Niekro 3% 36% Single to RF
b1 0-2 1 1-- TEX P. O'Brien P. Niekro 6% 42% Single to CF; McDowell to 3B
b1 0-2 1 1-3 RRR TEX P. Incaviglia P. Niekro 20% 62% Home Run; McDowell Scores; O'Brien Scores
b1 3-2 1 --- TEX R. Sierra P. Niekro 2% 64% Single to 3B
b1 3-2 1 1-- OO TEX L. Parrish P. Niekro -5% 60% Double Play: Strikeout, Sierra Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 3.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 7-8-9
t2 2-3 0 --- O CLE C. Snyder C. Hough 3% 62% Flyball: 2B
t2 2-3 1 --- O CLE B. Jacoby C. Hough 2% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 2-3 2 --- O CLE C. Bando C. Hough 1% 65% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 7-8-9
b2 3-2 0 --- O TEX D. Slaught P. Niekro -2% 63% Strikeout
b2 3-2 1 --- O TEX S. Buechele P. Niekro -1% 62% Flyball: RF
b2 3-2 2 --- O TEX C. Wilkerson P. Niekro -1% 61% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 3.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 1-2-3
t3 2-3 0 --- O CLE T. Bernazard C. Hough 3% 63% Groundout: 1B-P
t3 2-3 1 --- O CLE B. Butler C. Hough 2% 65% Flyball: RF
t3 2-3 2 --- O CLE J. Franco C. Hough 1% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b3 3-2 0 --- O TEX J. Browne P. Niekro -2% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 3-2 1 --- O TEX O. McDowell P. Niekro -2% 63% Strikeout
b3 3-2 2 --- O TEX P. O'Brien P. Niekro -1% 62% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 3.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 4-5-6
t4 2-3 0 --- O CLE J. Carter C. Hough 3% 65% Strikeout
t4 2-3 1 --- CLE M. Hall C. Hough -3% 62% Single to CF
t4 2-3 1 1-- CLE P. Tabler C. Hough -5% 57% Single to LF; Hall to 2B
t4 2-3 1 12- O CLE C. Snyder C. Hough 6% 63% Flyball: LF
t4 2-3 2 12- CLE B. Jacoby C. Hough -4% 59% Single to SS; Hall to 3B; Tabler to 2B
t4 2-3 2 123 O CLE C. Bando C. Hough 9% 68% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
b4 3-2 0 --- TEX P. Incaviglia P. Niekro 3% 71% Single to 2B
b4 3-2 0 1-- O TEX R. Sierra P. Niekro -3% 68% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b4 3-2 1 1-- RR TEX L. Parrish P. Niekro 16% 84% Home Run; Sierra Scores
b4 5-2 1 --- O TEX D. Slaught P. Niekro -1% 83% Strikeout
b4 5-2 2 --- TEX S. Buechele P. Niekro 1% 85% Double to LF
b4 5-2 2 -2- O TEX C. Wilkerson P. Niekro -2% 83% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 5.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 1-2-3
t5 2-5 0 --- O CLE T. Bernazard C. Hough 2% 85% Strikeout
t5 2-5 1 --- O CLE B. Butler C. Hough 2% 87% Popfly: C
t5 2-5 2 --- CLE J. Franco C. Hough -1% 86% Single to CF
t5 2-5 2 1-- CLE J. Carter C. Hough -1% 85% Franco Steals 2B
t5 2-5 2 -2- O CLE J. Carter C. Hough 3% 88% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-2, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b5 5-2 0 --- O TEX J. Browne P. Niekro -1% 87% Flyball: LF
b5 5-2 1 --- O TEX O. McDowell P. Niekro -1% 86% Strikeout
b5 5-2 2 --- R TEX P. O'Brien P. Niekro 5% 91% Home Run
b5 6-2 2 --- O TEX P. Incaviglia P. Niekro -0% 91% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 6.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-6, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 5-6-7
t6 2-6 0 --- CLE M. Hall C. Hough -3% 88% Single to CF
t6 2-6 0 1-- O CLE P. Tabler C. Hough 3% 91% Flyball: LF
t6 2-6 1 1-- OO CLE C. Snyder C. Hough 4% 95% Double Play: Flyball: RF-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 6-2, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 5-6-7
b6 6-2 0 --- O TEX R. Sierra P. Niekro -1% 94% Flyball: CF
b6 6-2 1 --- O TEX L. Parrish P. Niekro -0% 94% Flyball: LF
b6 6-2 2 --- O TEX D. Slaught P. Niekro -0% 94% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 6.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-6, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 8-9-1
t7 2-6 0 --- O CLE B. Jacoby C. Hough 2% 95% Flyball: 3B
t7 2-6 1 --- O CLE C. Bando C. Hough 1% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 2-6 2 --- O CLE T. Bernazard C. Hough 1% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 6-2, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 8-9-1
b7 6-2 0 --- O TEX S. Buechele P. Niekro -0% 96% Flyball: RF
b7 6-2 1 --- O TEX C. Wilkerson P. Niekro -0% 96% Strikeout (C-1B)
b7 6-2 2 --- O TEX J. Browne P. Niekro -0% 96% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 6.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-6, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 2-3-4
t8 2-6 0 --- O CLE B. Butler C. Hough 1% 97% Strikeout
t8 2-6 1 --- CLE J. Franco C. Hough -2% 95% Triple to RF
t8 2-6 1 --3 O CLE J. Carter C. Hough 2% 97% Groundout: P-1B
t8 2-6 2 --3 O CLE M. Hall C. Hough 1% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 6-2, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 2-3-4
b8 6-2 0 --- O TEX O. McDowell P. Niekro -0% 99% Flyball: RF
b8 6-2 1 --- TEX P. O'Brien P. Niekro 0% 99% Walk
b8 6-2 1 1-- O TEX P. Incaviglia P. Niekro -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b8 6-2 2 1-- TEX R. Sierra P. Niekro 0% 99% Single to RF; Incaviglia to 2B
Rich Yett replaces Phil Niekro pitching
b8 6-2 2 12- R TEX L. Parrish R. Yett 1% 99% Single to LF; Incaviglia Scores; Sierra to 2B
b8 7-2 2 12- O TEX D. Slaught R. Yett -0% 99% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 7.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-7, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 6-7-8
t9 2-7 0 --- O CLE P. Tabler C. Hough 0% 100% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t9 2-7 1 --- O CLE C. Snyder C. Hough 0% 100% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t9 2-7 2 --- O CLE B. Jacoby C. Hough 0% 100% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 7.

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