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4
3
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@CHW
3
2
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@CHW
2
4
DET
@CLE
6
7
NYY
@KCR
1
2
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@SEA
17
4
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@TEX
6
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@TOR
5
6
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@ATL
3
0
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@COL
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7
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@HOU
9
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@LAD
2
1
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@NYM
1
5
MON
@SDP
0
1
CIN
@SFG
3
1
Saturday, May 3, 1997, 7:36
, The Ballpark in Arlington
Attendance: 43,557, Time of Game: 3:37
Red Sox
6
14-13
 Lost 1 
2nd, 4½ GB
at Rangers
7
15-11
 Won 1 
2nd, ½ GB
W: Ed Vosberg (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         2  0  1   0  3  0   0  0  0    6 12  1
Rangers         0  0  0   4  1  0   0  0  2    7 14  2
Winning Run scored with 1 out

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Nomar Garciaparra SS 3 1 2 0 2 0 .331 .900 16 5 0.171 0.96 0.171 0.000 2.1 1 2 2·SB
Wil Cordero LF 5 1 1 1 0 1 .300 .855 20 13 0.046 1.38 0.142 -0.096 0.4 1 0 2B
Jeff Frye DH 4 0 1 0 1 0 .394 .872 22 11 -0.122 1.37 0.091 -0.213 -1.4 GDP
Mike Stanley 1B 3 1 1 1 2 0 .254 .707 18 8 0.026 1.22 0.147 -0.121 0.5 9 0 GDP
Tim Naehring 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 .289 .945 22 14 -0.038 1.14 0.075 -0.112 -0.9 0 2
John Valentin 2B 5 2 2 0 0 0 .183 .547 22 15 -0.061 1.20 0.049 -0.110 -0.6 3 5 3B
Rudy Pemberton RF 4 1 2 4 1 1 .310 .842 14 9 0.317 1.38 0.372 -0.055 2.9 4 0 HR
Bill Haselman C 3 0 0 0 1 1 .284 .839 22 11 -0.052 0.93 0.048 -0.100 -0.7 3 0 HBP
Shane Mack CF 1 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .824 6 3 -0.030 0.84 0.021 -0.051 -0.5 2 0 2B,HBP
   Darren Bragg PH-CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 .313 .962 14 8 -0.078 1.33 0.027 -0.105 -1.1 1 0 GDP
Steve Avery P 0 1
   Ricky Trlicek P 1 0
   Jim Corsi P 0 0
   Rich Garces P 0 0
   Heathcliff Slocumb P 0 0
Team Totals 36 6 12 6 7 5 .333 .994 176 97 0.179 1.18 1.143 -0.963 0.8 25 10
2B: W Cordero (6, off D Oliver); S Mack (2, off D Oliver).
3B: J Valentin (1, off D Oliver).
HR: R Pemberton (1, off D Oliver; 5th inn, 2 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line).
HBP: B Haselman (1, by D Oliver); S Mack (1, by D Oliver).
TB: R Pemberton 5; J Valentin 4; S Mack 2; W Cordero 2; N Garciaparra 2; M Stanley; J Frye; T Naehring; D Bragg.
GIDP: M Stanley (3); D Bragg (1); J Frye (2).
RBI: R Pemberton 4 (5); W Cordero (18); M Stanley (9).
2-out RBI: R Pemberton.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 5 for 18.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Valentin-M Stanley; J Valentin-N Garciaparra-M Stanley.
E: R Pemberton (1).
Baserunning
SB: N Garciaparra 2 (7, 2nd base off D Oliver/I Rodriguez 2).
Pickoffs: S Mack (1st base by I Rodriguez).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Damon Buford CF 5 0 1 1 0 0 .231 .659 16 11 -0.162 2.22 0.115 -0.277 -0.7 0 1 GDP
Ivan Rodriguez C 4 0 1 1 0 2 .343 .840 11 11 -0.121 1.81 0.045 -0.166 -0.4 6 1 SF
Rusty Greer LF 4 1 3 0 1 0 .315 .900 22 11 0.198 1.56 0.232 -0.034 0.9 4 0 2B,SB
Juan Gonzalez DH 5 2 2 0 0 0 .200 .500 14 10 0.208 2.55 0.384 -0.175 -0.2 2B
Will Clark 1B 3 1 1 0 2 0 .300 .797 16 5 0.046 2.45 0.158 -0.112 0.9 10 0 IW
Dean Palmer 3B 4 1 2 3 0 0 .293 .841 16 10 0.381 3.14 0.512 -0.131 1.2 2 3 SF
Mike Simms RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .300 1.067 7 4 -0.075 1.34 0.000 -0.075 -0.7 0 0
   Lee Stevens PH-RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .838 3 3 -0.131 1.85 0.000 -0.131 -0.8 0 0 GDP
Billy Ripken 2B-SS 4 1 3 2 0 1 .320 .810 11 8 0.249 1.51 0.291 -0.041 2.3 3 3 3B
Benji Gil SS 2 1 1 0 1 0 .227 .585 14 8 0.033 1.46 0.071 -0.037 0.1 2 7
   Warren Newson PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 .261 .854 5 1 0.053 2.48 0.053 0.000 0.2
   Mark McLemore 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .157 .467 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Darren Oliver P 0 0
   Julio Santana P 0 0
   Xavier Hernandez P 0 0
   Ed Vosberg P 0 0
Team Totals 35 7 14 7 5 3 .400 .967 135 82 0.679 2.06 1.861 -1.179 2.8 27 15
2B: R Greer (8, off S Avery); J Gonzalez (1, off H Slocumb).
3B: B Ripken (1, off S Avery).
SF: D Palmer (2, off R Trlicek); I Rodriguez (1, off S Avery).
IBB: W Clark (2, by H Slocumb).
TB: B Ripken 5; R Greer 4; J Gonzalez 3; D Palmer 2; D Buford; I Rodriguez; B Gil; W Clark.
GIDP: L Stevens (5); D Buford (2).
RBI: D Palmer 3 (18); B Ripken 2 (4); I Rodriguez (16); D Buford (12).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 3. B Gil-B Ripken-W Clark 2; B Ripken-B Gil-W Clark.
E: B Gil 2 (6).
Outfield Assists: D Buford (B Haselman at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: R Greer (3, 2nd base off R Garces/B Haselman).

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
Steve Avery 3.2 7 4 4 2 1 0 5.87 20 61 37 24 4 9 6 11 7 0 30 -0.261 1.37 -2.0
Ricky Trlicek 1.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.91 5 11 6 5 1 0 3 2 1 0 1 0 -0.009 1.70 -0.1
Jim Corsi, H (2) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 7.84 3 15 10 7 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.093 1.49 0.6
Rich Garces, H (1) 1.2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 8 26 17 10 1 6 2 5 1 0 0 0 0.143 2.06 0.7
Heathcliff Slocumb, BS (2), L (0-1) 0.2 2 2 2 2 1 0 4.26 6 22 12 5 2 5 0 3 3 0 2 0 -0.646 5.05 -1.9
Team Totals 8.1 14 7 7 5 3 0 7.56 42 135 82 51 9 22 13 21 12 0 30 3 0 -0.680 2.06 -2.8

Texas Rangers

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
Darren Oliver 4.1 9 6 6 3 2 1 5.04 26 99 59 38 6 15 9 10 8 0 20 -0.462 1.07 -3.7
Julio Santana 3 2 0 0 2 1 0 6.27 11 44 21 15 1 5 3 5 3 0 1 0 0.137 1.14 1.3
Xavier Hernandez 1.1 1 0 0 2 1 0 2.76 7 29 14 10 2 2 2 2 2 0 2 0 0.087 1.51 0.7
Ed Vosberg, W (1-1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 9.82 1 4 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.059 2.23 0.8
Team Totals 9 12 6 6 7 5 1 6.00 45 176 97 63 9 25 14 17 13 0 20 6 0 -0.179 1.18 -0.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Oliver 2 (2; B Haselman, S Mack).
IBB: H Slocumb (1; W Clark).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rocky Roe, 1B - Durwood Merrill, 2B - Dale Scott, 3B - Dave Phillips.
Time of Game: 3:37.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 8mph out to Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 5-6 1 123 2,(0-1)  RR TEX D. Palmer H. Slocumb 45% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Greer Scores; Gonzalez Scores; Clark to 2B
b9 5-6 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  TEX J. Gonzalez H. Slocumb 33% 56% Double to LF (Line Drive); Greer to 3B
t5 3-4 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RRR BOS R. Pemberton D. Oliver -26% 29% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Stanley Scores; Valentin Scores
b4 0-3 1 12- 2,(1-0)  RR TEX B. Ripken S. Avery 21% 50% Triple to CF (Line Drive); Clark Scores; Palmer Scores
t8 6-5 1 123 2,(1-0)  OO BOS J. Frye X. Hernandez 15% 33% 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, Rangers' Darren Oliver facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS N. Garciaparra D. Oliver -3% 47% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  BOS W. Cordero D. Oliver -2% 44% Garciaparra Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  R BOS W. Cordero D. Oliver -9% 36% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Garciaparra Scores
t1 1-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  BOS J. Frye D. Oliver -5% 31% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Cordero to 3B
t1 1-0 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  R BOS M. Stanley D. Oliver -7% 24% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Cordero Scores; Frye to 3B
t1 2-0 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  O BOS T. Naehring D. Oliver 4% 28% Strikeout Swinging
t1 2-0 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Valentin D. Oliver 5% 33% Foul Popfly: 3B
t1 2-0 2 1-3 4,(0-2)  O BOS R. Pemberton D. Oliver 4% 37% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 2, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX D. Buford S. Avery -2% 34% Flyball: CF
b1 0-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX I. Rodriguez S. Avery -2% 33% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  TEX R. Greer S. Avery 2% 35% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b1 0-2 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O TEX J. Gonzalez S. Avery -3% 32% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Rangers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Darren Oliver facing 8-9-1
t2 2-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  BOS B. Haselman D. Oliver -3% 29% Hit By Pitch
t2 2-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS S. Mack D. Oliver 1% 30% Double to CF (Line Drive); Haselman out at Hm/CF-SS-C
t2 2-0 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  BOS N. Garciaparra D. Oliver -1% 29% Walk
t2 2-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O BOS W. Cordero D. Oliver 4% 32% Lineout: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t2 2-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Frye D. Oliver 4% 36% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 2, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX W. Clark S. Avery -3% 33% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b2 0-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX D. Palmer S. Avery -2% 31% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
b2 0-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX M. Simms S. Avery -1% 30% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Rangers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Darren Oliver facing 4-5-6
t3 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Stanley D. Oliver 2% 32% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t3 2-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS T. Naehring D. Oliver 1% 34% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t3 2-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS J. Valentin D. Oliver -2% 31% Triple to CF (Line Drive)
t3 2-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R BOS R. Pemberton D. Oliver -7% 24% Single to CF (Line Drive); Valentin Scores
t3 3-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O BOS B. Haselman D. Oliver 2% 26% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 8-9-1
b3 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX B. Ripken S. Avery 4% 30% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
b3 0-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O TEX B. Gil S. Avery -4% 26% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
b3 0-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O TEX D. Buford S. Avery -3% 23% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b3 0-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  TEX I. Rodriguez S. Avery 2% 25% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Gil to 2B
b3 0-3 2 12- 4,(2-1)  TEX R. Greer S. Avery 3% 28% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Gil to 3B; Rodriguez to 2B
b3 0-3 2 123 7,(2-2)  O TEX J. Gonzalez S. Avery -8% 20% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 3, Rangers 0.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Rangers' Darren Oliver facing 9-1-2
t4 3-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS S. Mack D. Oliver -2% 18% Hit By Pitch
t4 3-0 0 1-- 1,(1-0)  O BOS N. Garciaparra D. Oliver 4% 22% Mack Picked off 1B (C-1B)
t4 3-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS N. Garciaparra D. Oliver -2% 20% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t4 3-0 1 1-- 1,(1-0)  BOS W. Cordero D. Oliver -1% 19% Garciaparra Steals 2B
t4 3-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O BOS W. Cordero D. Oliver 2% 21% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t4 3-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Frye D. Oliver 2% 24% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 5-6-7
b4 0-3 0 --- 4,(3-0)  TEX W. Clark S. Avery 4% 28% Walk
b4 0-3 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  TEX D. Palmer S. Avery 7% 34% Single to CF (Line Drive); Clark to 2B
b4 0-3 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O TEX M. Simms S. Avery -6% 28% Lineout: RF (Deep RF Line)
b4 0-3 1 12- 2,(1-0)  RR TEX B. Ripken S. Avery 21% 50% Triple to CF (Line Drive); Clark Scores; Palmer Scores
b4 2-3 1 --3 5,(3-1)  TEX B. Gil S. Avery 3% 52% Walk
b4 2-3 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R TEX D. Buford S. Avery 11% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Ripken Scores; Gil to 3B
b4 3-3 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO TEX I. Rodriguez S. Avery 2% 66% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Gil Scores; Buford to 2B
Ricky Trlicek replaces Steve Avery pitching
b4 4-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  O TEX R. Greer R. Trlicek -3% 63% Groundout: 2B-P (2B-1B)
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Rangers 4.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-4, Rangers' Darren Oliver facing 4-5-6
t5 3-4 0 --- 4,(3-0)  BOS M. Stanley D. Oliver -5% 58% Walk
t5 3-4 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  BOS T. Naehring D. Oliver -7% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Stanley to 2B
t5 3-4 0 12- 7,(2-2)  O BOS J. Valentin D. Oliver 4% 54% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Stanley to 3B
t5 3-4 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RRR BOS R. Pemberton D. Oliver -26% 29% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Stanley Scores; Valentin Scores
t5 6-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS B. Haselman D. Oliver -2% 26% Walk
Julio Santana replaces Darren Oliver pitching
Darren Bragg pinch hits for Shane Mack (CF) batting 9th
t5 6-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO BOS D. Bragg J. Santana 5% 31% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 4-6, Red Sox' Ricky Trlicek facing 4-5-6
Darren Bragg moves from PH to CF
b5 4-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  TEX J. Gonzalez R. Trlicek 5% 36% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b5 4-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  TEX W. Clark R. Trlicek 12% 48% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Gonzalez to 3B
b5 4-6 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  RO TEX D. Palmer R. Trlicek -4% 43% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Gonzalez Scores
Lee Stevens pinch hits for Mike Simms (RF) batting 7th
b5 5-6 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO TEX L. Stevens R. Trlicek -8% 35% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Rangers 5.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-5, Rangers' Julio Santana facing 1-2-3
Lee Stevens moves from PH to RF
t6 6-5 0 --- 4,(3-0)  BOS N. Garciaparra J. Santana -4% 31% Walk
t6 6-5 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  O BOS W. Cordero J. Santana 4% 35% Strikeout Swinging
t6 6-5 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Frye J. Santana -4% 31% Walk; Garciaparra to 2B
t6 6-5 1 12- 2,(1-0)  OO BOS M. Stanley J. Santana 10% 42% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 6, Rangers 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 5-6, Red Sox' Jim Corsi facing 8-9-1
Jim Corsi replaces Ricky Trlicek pitching
b6 5-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX B. Ripken J. Corsi -4% 37% Strikeout Looking
b6 5-6 1 --- 6,(2-2)  TEX B. Gil J. Corsi 0% 37% E9 on Foul Ball (1B Foul)
b6 5-6 1 --- 7,(2-2)  TEX B. Gil J. Corsi 4% 42% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b6 5-6 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO TEX D. Buford J. Corsi -9% 32% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Rangers 5.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-5, Rangers' Julio Santana facing 5-6-7
t7 6-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS T. Naehring J. Santana 3% 35% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 6-5 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O BOS J. Valentin J. Santana 2% 37% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
t7 6-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS R. Pemberton J. Santana 2% 39% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Rangers 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 5-6, Red Sox' Rich Garces facing 2-3-4
Rich Garces replaces Jim Corsi pitching
b7 5-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX I. Rodriguez R. Garces -5% 34% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 5-6 1 --- 6,(2-2)  TEX R. Greer R. Garces 5% 39% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF)
b7 5-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX J. Gonzalez R. Garces -6% 33% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
b7 5-6 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  TEX W. Clark R. Garces 2% 35% Greer Steals 2B
b7 5-6 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O TEX W. Clark R. Garces -8% 27% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 6, Rangers 5.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-5, Rangers' Julio Santana facing 8-9-1
t8 6-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS B. Haselman J. Santana 3% 30% Popfly: 1B
t8 6-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS D. Bragg J. Santana -3% 27% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B)
t8 6-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS N. Garciaparra J. Santana -4% 24% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Bragg to 2B
Xavier Hernandez replaces Julio Santana pitching
t8 6-5 1 12- 2,(1-0)  BOS W. Cordero X. Hernandez -6% 18% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Bragg to 3B; Garciaparra to 2B
t8 6-5 1 123 2,(1-0)  OO BOS J. Frye X. Hernandez 15% 33% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 6, Rangers 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 5-6, Red Sox' Rich Garces facing 6-7-8
b8 5-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX D. Palmer R. Garces -7% 27% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b8 5-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX L. Stevens R. Garces -5% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 5-6 2 --- 3,(0-2)  TEX B. Ripken R. Garces 4% 25% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B)
Warren Newson pinch hits for Benji Gil (SS) batting 9th
b8 5-6 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  TEX W. Newson R. Garces 5% 31% Walk; Ripken to 2B
Heathcliff Slocumb replaces Rich Garces pitching
b8 5-6 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O TEX D. Buford H. Slocumb -13% 18% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 6, Rangers 5.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-5, Rangers' Xavier Hernandez facing 4-5-6
Mark McLemore replaces Warren Newson (PH) playing 2B batting 9th
Billy Ripken moves from 2B to SS
t9 6-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  BOS M. Stanley X. Hernandez -3% 15% Walk
t9 6-5 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O BOS T. Naehring X. Hernandez 3% 18% Lineout: LF
t9 6-5 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  BOS J. Valentin X. Hernandez -3% 15% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Stanley to 2B
t9 6-5 1 12- 6,(3-2)  BOS R. Pemberton X. Hernandez -4% 11% Walk; Stanley to 3B; Valentin to 2B
t9 6-5 1 123 5,(2-2)  O BOS B. Haselman X. Hernandez 6% 17% Strikeout Swinging
Ed Vosberg replaces Xavier Hernandez pitching
t9 6-5 2 123 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Bragg E. Vosberg 6% 23% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 6, Rangers 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 5-6, Red Sox' Heathcliff Slocumb facing 2-3-4
b9 5-6 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX I. Rodriguez H. Slocumb -10% 13% Strikeout Swinging
b9 5-6 1 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX R. Greer H. Slocumb 10% 23% Walk
b9 5-6 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  TEX J. Gonzalez H. Slocumb 33% 56% Double to LF (Line Drive); Greer to 3B
b9 5-6 1 -23 4,(3-0)  TEX W. Clark H. Slocumb -1% 55% Intentional Walk
b9 5-6 1 123 2,(0-1)  RR TEX D. Palmer H. Slocumb 45% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Greer Scores; Gonzalez Scores; Clark to 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 6, Rangers 7.

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