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BOS
@CAL
2
3
CHW
@CLE
3
4
 
(13)
MIL
@DET
5
0
KCR
@MIN
3
6
NYY
@OAK
4
1
BAL
@SEA
4
3
TEX
@TOR
6
7
PIT
@ATL
1
2
CIN
@CHC
6
5
STL
@HOU
2
0
SFG
@MON
0
10
LAD
@NYM
0
8
SDP
@PHI
7
4
Friday, September 2, 1988, 7:35
, Exhibition Stadium
Attendance: 30,181, Time of Game: 3:18
Rangers
6
60-73
 Lost 3 
5th, 23 GB
at Blue Jays
7
67-68
 Won 2 
5th, 8½ GB
W: Tom Henke (3-3)
L: Ed Vande Berg (1-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  5  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    6  7  2
Blue Jays       2  0  2   1  0  1   0  0  1    7 10  0
Winning Run scored with 1 out

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Oddibe McDowell CF 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .249 .305 .348 .653 19 13 -0.147 1.68 0.060 -0.206 -1.1 2 0 SB
Scott Fletcher SS 5 0 1 3 0 1 5 .280 .359 .331 .690 26 20 0.041 1.83 0.212 -0.172 1.1 0 1 3B
Pete O'Brien 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .283 .355 .417 .772 27 15 -0.187 1.16 0.000 -0.187 -1.8 5 0
Ruben Sierra RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .245 .289 .419 .708 17 11 -0.032 0.83 0.033 -0.065 -0.4 2 0
Geno Petralli DH 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .313 .382 .431 .812 20 10 0.079 1.26 0.126 -0.047 0.3
   Bob Brower PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .314 .293 .608 0.061 3.52 0.061 0.000 0.2 SB
Cecil Espy LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .249 .286 .359 .645 14 9 -0.077 1.47 0.061 -0.139 -0.2 6 0
Steve Buechele 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .262 .356 .432 .788 17 9 0.029 1.86 0.147 -0.118 0.9 0 3 2B
Curt Wilkerson 2B 3 1 0 1 1 0 4 .295 .349 .361 .711 8 4 -0.050 1.94 0.099 -0.148 0.1 1 1
Jim Sundberg C 3 2 3 2 1 0 4 .244 .300 .370 .670 11 5 0.471 1.83 0.471 0.000 2.4 8 0 HR
Scott May P 0 0
   Guy Hoffman P 0 0
   Craig McMurtry P 1 0
   Ed Vande Berg P 0 0
   Cecilio Guante P 0 0
Team Totals 33 6 7 6 6 6 39 .212 .333 .394 .727 159 96 0.188 1.59 1.270 -1.082 1.6 25 5
2B: S Buechele (19, off J Cerutti).
3B: S Fletcher (3, off J Cerutti).
HR: J Sundberg (4, off T Henke, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: J Sundberg 6; S Fletcher 3; S Buechele 2; O McDowell; R Sierra.
RBI: S Fletcher 3 (46); J Sundberg 2 (17); C Wilkerson (24).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 13.
Fielding
PB: J Sundberg (5).
E: C Espy (7); E Vande Berg (1).
Baserunning
SB: O McDowell (27, 2nd base off D Stieb/E Whitt); B Brower (6, 2nd base off D Ward/E Whitt).

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Fernandez SS 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 .283 .326 .372 .698 20 12 0.263 1.54 0.316 -0.053 1.6 3 3 2B
Kelly Gruber 3B 4 1 1 0 0 2 5 .284 .332 .452 .784 15 12 0.098 1.53 0.182 -0.083 0.7 3 1 SB,SH
Rance Mulliniks DH 1 1 0 1 2 0 4 .300 .393 .479 .871 16 6 0.024 0.77 0.043 -0.019 0.1 SF
   Nelson Liriano PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .242 .274 .313 .586 5 3 -0.108 3.29 0.000 -0.108 -0.6
George Bell LF 4 1 2 4 0 1 5 .264 .302 .441 .743 21 14 0.504 1.65 0.518 -0.014 3.3 2 0 HR,SF
Ernie Whitt C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .252 .343 .396 .739 14 7 -0.071 0.85 0.009 -0.079 -0.5 6 1
Fred McGriff 1B 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .281 .380 .577 .957 15 10 0.075 0.90 0.137 -0.062 0.3 3 0 HR
Jesse Barfield RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .238 .297 .421 .718 15 9 -0.083 0.83 0.000 -0.083 -0.8 5 0
Rob Ducey CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .231 .231 .269 .500 14 8 -0.009 0.58 0.025 -0.034 -0.1 2 0
Manuel Lee 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .286 .327 .355 .683 8 6 -0.008 0.67 0.029 -0.036 -0.2 3 1
Dave Stieb P 0 0
   John Cerutti P 0 2
   Duane Ward P 0 0
   Tom Henke P 0 0
Team Totals 34 7 10 7 3 8 40 .294 .333 .500 .833 143 87 0.685 1.13 1.259 -0.571 3.8 27 8
2B: T Fernandez (32, off S May).
HR: G Bell (19, off S May, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); F McGriff (31, off S May, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: R Mulliniks (2, off S May); G Bell (7, off S May).
SH: K Gruber (5, off E Vande Berg).
TB: G Bell 5; T Fernandez 4; F McGriff 4; R Ducey 2; M Lee; K Gruber.
RBI: G Bell 4 (79); T Fernandez (53); F McGriff (73); R Mulliniks (38).
2-out RBI: G Bell 2; T Fernandez.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Cerutti-E Whitt-K Gruber-M Lee.
Baserunning
SB: K Gruber (21, 2nd base off S May/J Sundberg).

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
Scott May 3.1 4 5 5 2 2 2 13.50 16 54 35 23 5 7 1 9 4 2 32 -0.368 0.86 -3.3
Guy Hoffman 2.1 2 1 1 1 2 0 5.32 11 43 22 12 4 6 3 5 3 0 0 0 0.108 1.05 0.8
Craig McMurtry 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.40 5 17 14 8 3 3 1 2 2 0 2 1 -0.093 1.18 -0.1
Ed Vande Berg, L (1-2) 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 3.97 6 20 11 8 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 -0.149 1.19 -0.5
Cecilio Guante 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.83 2 9 5 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 -0.187 3.80 -0.7
Team Totals 8.1 10 7 7 3 8 2 7.56 40 143 87 55 14 18 8 19 11 2 32 4 2 -0.689 1.13 -3.8
E Vande Berg faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.

Toronto Blue Jays

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
Dave Stieb 1 1 4 4 4 1 0 3.63 8 39 17 10 1 6 1 2 0 0 32 -0.236 1.47 -2.3
John Cerutti 5 5 1 1 1 1 0 3.35 20 78 50 29 6 15 6 12 4 0 3 3 0.041 1.28 0.3
Duane Ward, H (8) 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.45 7 25 17 8 1 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 0.214 2.29 1.0
Tom Henke, BS (4), W (3-3) 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 2.76 4 17 12 4 3 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 -0.206 2.06 -0.5
Team Totals 9 7 6 6 6 6 1 6.00 39 159 96 51 11 34 8 18 4 1 32 3 3 -0.187 1.59 -1.6
D Stieb faced 3 batters in the 2nd inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Terry Cooney, 1B - Tim Welke, 2B - Durwood Merrill, 3B - Joe Brinkman.
Time of Game: 3:18.
Attendance: 30,181.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 5-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R TEX J. Sundberg T. Henke -34% 50% Home Run
b9 6-6 1 12- 4,(2-1)  R TOR G. Bell C. Guante 29% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Fernandez Scores; Gruber to 3B
t2 2-2 1 123 6,(1-2)  RRR TEX S. Fletcher J. Cerutti -21% 18% Triple to LF (Fly Ball to LF Line); Buechele Scores; Wilkerson Scores; Sundberg Scores
b6 5-5 2 12- 6,(3-2)  R TOR T. Fernandez C. McMurtry 18% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Ducey Scores; Lee to 3B
b3 2-5 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  RR TOR G. Bell S. May 18% 38% Home Run; Mulliniks Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  TEX O. McDowell D. Stieb -4% 46% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  TEX S. Fletcher D. Stieb -2% 44% McDowell Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- 7,(2-2)  O TEX S. Fletcher D. Stieb 4% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O TEX P. O'Brien D. Stieb 3% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O TEX R. Sierra D. Stieb 3% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Scott May facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  TOR T. Fernandez S. May 6% 61% Double to RF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  TOR K. Gruber S. May 6% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Fernandez to 3B
b1 0-0 0 1-3 3,(2-0)  TOR R. Mulliniks S. May 1% 68% Gruber Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -23 4,(2-1)  RO TOR R. Mulliniks S. May 1% 69% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Fernandez Scores; Gruber to 3B
b1 1-0 1 --3 5,(2-2)  RO TOR G. Bell S. May 2% 71% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Gruber Scores
b1 2-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  TOR E. Whitt S. May 1% 72% Walk
b1 2-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O TOR F. McGriff S. May -2% 70% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  TEX G. Petralli D. Stieb -4% 67% Walk
t2 0-2 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  TEX C. Espy D. Stieb -6% 60% Walk; Petralli to 2B
t2 0-2 0 12- 4,(3-0)  TEX S. Buechele D. Stieb -8% 52% Walk; Petralli to 3B; Espy to 2B
John Cerutti replaces Dave Stieb pitching (change occurred mid-batter)
t2 0-2 0 123 4,(3-0)  R TEX C. Wilkerson D. Stieb -10% 42% Walk; Petralli Scores; Espy to 3B; Buechele to 2B
t2 1-2 0 123 3,(1-1)  R TEX J. Sundberg J. Cerutti -9% 33% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Espy Scores; Buechele to 3B; Wilkerson to 2B
t2 2-2 0 123 3,(1-1)  O TEX O. McDowell J. Cerutti 7% 40% Flyball: SS
t2 2-2 1 123 6,(1-2)  RRR TEX S. Fletcher J. Cerutti -21% 18% Triple to LF (Fly Ball to LF Line); Buechele Scores; Wilkerson Scores; Sundberg Scores
t2 5-2 1 --3 5,(1-2)  OO TEX P. O'Brien J. Cerutti 6% 24% Double Play: Fielder's Choice P; Fletcher out at Hm/P-C-3B; O'Brien out at 2B/3B-2B
5 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Blue Jays 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-5, Rangers' Scott May facing 7-8-9
b2 2-5 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O TOR J. Barfield S. May -2% 22% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 2-5 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O TOR R. Ducey S. May -1% 21% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O TOR M. Lee S. May -1% 20% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-2, Blue Jays' John Cerutti facing 4-5-6
t3 5-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX R. Sierra J. Cerutti 1% 21% Flyball: RF
t3 5-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX G. Petralli J. Cerutti 1% 22% Flyball: SS
t3 5-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX C. Espy J. Cerutti 1% 23% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Blue Jays 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-5, Rangers' Scott May facing 1-2-3
b3 2-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TOR T. Fernandez S. May -2% 20% Flyball: LF
b3 2-5 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O TOR K. Gruber S. May -2% 19% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-5 2 --- 4,(3-0)  TOR R. Mulliniks S. May 1% 20% Walk
b3 2-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  TOR G. Bell S. May 1% 21% Passed Ball; Mulliniks to 2B
b3 2-5 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  RR TOR G. Bell S. May 18% 38% Home Run; Mulliniks Scores
b3 4-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O TOR E. Whitt S. May -1% 37% Lineout: CF
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Blue Jays 4.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-4, Blue Jays' John Cerutti facing 7-8-9
t4 5-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  TEX S. Buechele J. Cerutti -6% 31% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t4 5-4 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O TEX C. Wilkerson J. Cerutti 4% 35% Groundout: P-1B
t4 5-4 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  TEX J. Sundberg J. Cerutti -2% 33% Walk
t4 5-4 1 12- 5,(1-2)  O TEX O. McDowell J. Cerutti 4% 38% Strikeout Looking
t4 5-4 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O TEX S. Fletcher J. Cerutti 4% 42% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 5, Blue Jays 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 4-5, Rangers' Scott May facing 6-7-8
b4 4-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R TOR F. McGriff S. May 14% 56% Home Run
b4 5-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TOR J. Barfield S. May -3% 53% Flyball: CF
Guy Hoffman replaces Scott May pitching
b4 5-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O TOR R. Ducey G. Hoffman -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 5-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR M. Lee G. Hoffman -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Blue Jays 5.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Tied 5-5, Blue Jays' John Cerutti facing 3-4-5
t5 5-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O TEX P. O'Brien J. Cerutti 3% 53% Flyball: 3B
t5 5-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  TEX R. Sierra J. Cerutti -3% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B)
t5 5-5 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O TEX G. Petralli J. Cerutti 4% 53% Lineout: RF
t5 5-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX C. Espy J. Cerutti 3% 57% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 5, Blue Jays 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 5-5, Rangers' Guy Hoffman facing 1-2-3
b5 5-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TOR T. Fernandez G. Hoffman -3% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 5-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O TOR K. Gruber G. Hoffman -2% 51% Lineout: LF
b5 5-5 2 --- 4,(3-0)  TOR R. Mulliniks G. Hoffman 2% 53% Walk
b5 5-5 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  TOR G. Bell G. Hoffman 3% 56% Reached on E7 (Line Drive); Mulliniks to 2B
b5 5-5 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O TOR E. Whitt G. Hoffman -6% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Rangers 5, Blue Jays 5.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Tied 5-5, Blue Jays' John Cerutti facing 7-8-9
t6 5-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX S. Buechele J. Cerutti 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 5-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX C. Wilkerson J. Cerutti 2% 56% Foul Flyball: 2B
t6 5-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  TEX J. Sundberg J. Cerutti -2% 54% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t6 5-5 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O TEX O. McDowell J. Cerutti 4% 57% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 5, Blue Jays 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 5-5, Rangers' Guy Hoffman facing 6-7-8
b6 5-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O TOR F. McGriff G. Hoffman -3% 54% Strikeout Looking
b6 5-5 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O TOR J. Barfield G. Hoffman -2% 52% Flyball: 2B
b6 5-5 2 --- 5,(3-1)  TOR R. Ducey G. Hoffman 2% 54% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
b6 5-5 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  TOR M. Lee G. Hoffman 3% 56% Single to SS (Line Drive to SS-2B); Ducey to 2B
Craig McMurtry replaces Guy Hoffman pitching
b6 5-5 2 12- 6,(3-2)  R TOR T. Fernandez C. McMurtry 18% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Ducey Scores; Lee to 3B
b6 6-5 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O TOR K. Gruber C. McMurtry -5% 70% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 5, Blue Jays 6.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 5-6, Blue Jays' Duane Ward facing 2-3-4
Duane Ward replaces John Cerutti pitching
t7 5-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX S. Fletcher D. Ward 4% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 5-6 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O TEX P. O'Brien D. Ward 3% 77% Flyball: RF
t7 5-6 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX R. Sierra D. Ward 2% 79% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Blue Jays 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 6-5, Rangers' Craig McMurtry facing 3-4-5
b7 6-5 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O TOR R. Mulliniks C. McMurtry -2% 77% Groundout: P unassisted
b7 6-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O TOR G. Bell C. McMurtry -1% 76% Strikeout Swinging
b7 6-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR E. Whitt C. McMurtry -1% 75% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Blue Jays 6.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 5-6, Blue Jays' Duane Ward facing 5-6-7
t8 5-6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX G. Petralli D. Ward -9% 66% Walk
Bob Brower pinch runs for Geno Petralli (DH) batting 5th
t8 5-6 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  TEX C. Espy D. Ward -6% 60% Brower Steals 2B
t8 5-6 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O TEX C. Espy D. Ward 10% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-6 1 -2- 4,(0-2)  O TEX S. Buechele D. Ward 8% 79% Strikeout Looking
t8 5-6 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O TEX C. Wilkerson D. Ward 8% 87% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 5, Blue Jays 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 6-5, Rangers' Ed Vande Berg facing 6-7-8
Ed Vande Berg replaces Craig McMurtry pitching
b8 6-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TOR F. McGriff E. Vande Berg -1% 86% Strikeout Looking
b8 6-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O TOR J. Barfield E. Vande Berg -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 6-5 2 --- 3,(2-0)  TOR R. Ducey E. Vande Berg 1% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive to SS-2B)
b8 6-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O TOR M. Lee E. Vande Berg -1% 84% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 5, Blue Jays 6.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 5-6, Blue Jays' Tom Henke facing 9-1-2
Tom Henke replaces Duane Ward pitching
t9 5-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R TEX J. Sundberg T. Henke -34% 50% Home Run
t9 6-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX O. McDowell T. Henke 6% 56% Strikeout Swinging
t9 6-6 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O TEX S. Fletcher T. Henke 4% 60% Flyball: CF
t9 6-6 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX P. O'Brien T. Henke 3% 63% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 6, Blue Jays 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 6-6, Rangers' Ed Vande Berg facing 1-2-3
b9 6-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  TOR T. Fernandez E. Vande Berg 7% 71% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b9 6-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  TOR K. Gruber E. Vande Berg 10% 81% Reached on E1 (throw)/Sacrifice Bunt; Fernandez to 2B; Gruber to 1B
Cecilio Guante replaces Ed Vande Berg pitching
Nelson Liriano pinch hits for Rance Mulliniks (DH) batting 3rd
b9 6-6 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O TOR N. Liriano C. Guante -11% 71% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b9 6-6 1 12- 4,(2-1)  R TOR G. Bell C. Guante 29% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Fernandez Scores; Gruber to 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Rangers 6, Blue Jays 7.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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