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Standings
NYY
@BOS
4
9
TEX
@CAL
5
6
BAL
@DET
2
0
CHW
@MIN
8
5
KCR
@OAK
2
3
 
(11)
MIL
@SEA
10
2
CLE
@TOR
0
4
SDP
@ATL
5
6
 
(10)
STL
@CHC
5
4
LAD
@CIN
2
0
SFG
@HOU
10
3
MON
@NYM
3
5
PIT
@PHI
5
6
 
(10)
Sunday, September 18, 1988, 1:38
, Exhibition Stadium
Attendance: 34,422, Time of Game: 2:10
Indians
0
71-78
 Lost 1 
6th, 14 GB
at Blue Jays
4
77-73
 Won 1 
5th, 8½ GB
W: Dave Stieb (14-8)
L: Rod Nichols (1-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  1
Blue Jays       0  0  0   1  1  1   0  1  X    4  8  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Julio Franco 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .305 .361 .415 .777 18 13 -0.018 0.88 0.043 -0.061 -0.3 1 4
Willie Upshaw 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .253 .338 .382 .720 18 8 0.041 0.85 0.077 -0.036 0.7 9 1 2B
Joe Carter CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .279 .321 .498 .819 12 9 0.052 0.89 0.086 -0.034 0.3 2 0
Mel Hall DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .288 .321 .405 .726 8 5 -0.064 1.11 0.042 -0.105 -0.9
Cory Snyder RF 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .278 .329 .490 .820 13 8 -0.102 1.80 0.026 -0.128 -0.9 2 0
Dave Clark LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .268 .348 .390 .738 8 7 -0.190 1.98 0.000 -0.190 -1.8 4 0 2·GDP
Brook Jacoby 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .239 .301 .333 .634 4 4 -0.079 1.04 0.000 -0.079 -0.7 1 0
Andy Allanson C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .250 .292 .306 .597 11 6 -0.053 0.72 0.000 -0.053 -0.5 4 0
Jay Bell SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .221 .294 .287 .581 15 7 -0.033 0.42 0.000 -0.033 -0.3 0 3
Rod Nichols P 1 2
Team Totals 29 0 4 0 2 4 31 .138 .194 .172 .366 107 67 -0.446 1.06 0.274 -0.719 -4.4 24 10
2B: W Upshaw (22, off D Stieb).
TB: W Upshaw 2; M Hall; J Carter; J Franco.
GIDP: D Clark 2 (6).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
E: R Nichols (1).

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 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .287 .338 .379 .717 7 3 -0.018 0.82 0.035 -0.053 0.0 2 5 HBP
Lloyd Moseby CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .240 .346 .369 .715 10 9 -0.012 0.76 0.051 -0.063 -0.6 7 0 2B
Fred McGriff 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .283 .379 .569 .948 13 10 0.068 0.94 0.125 -0.057 -0.1 6 3 2B
George Bell LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .273 .308 .452 .761 12 8 -0.002 0.64 0.066 -0.068 0.2 2 0 2B
Ernie Whitt C 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .250 .343 .402 .746 18 10 -0.028 0.46 0.017 -0.045 0.4 6 0 HR
Rance Mulliniks DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .298 .398 .484 .882 18 14 -0.018 0.37 0.014 -0.033 -0.0 2B
Jesse Barfield RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .243 .301 .433 .734 12 7 0.037 0.67 0.072 -0.035 0.1 0 0 3B
Kelly Gruber 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .278 .328 .439 .767 9 7 0.025 0.89 0.056 -0.031 0.1 1 3
Manuel Lee 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .291 .335 .365 .700 12 9 0.004 0.47 0.021 -0.017 0.1 0 1
Dave Stieb P 3 0
Team Totals 32 4 8 3 0 4 33 .250 .273 .531 .804 111 77 0.056 0.67 0.457 -0.402 0.1 27 12
2B: L Moseby (17, off R Nichols); F McGriff (34, off R Nichols); G Bell (26, off R Nichols); R Mulliniks (20, off R Nichols).
3B: J Barfield (5, off R Nichols).
HR: E Whitt (14, off R Nichols, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
HBP: T Fernandez (4, by R Nichols).
TB: E Whitt 4; J Barfield 3; G Bell 2; R Mulliniks 2; L Moseby 2; F McGriff 2; M Lee; K Gruber.
RBI: E Whitt (60); F McGriff (80); K Gruber (72).
2-out RBI: E Whitt.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. F McGriff-T Fernandez-D Stieb; M Lee-T Fernandez-F McGriff.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: G Bell (2nd base by R Nichols).

Cleveland Indians

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
Rod Nichols, L (1-5) 8 8 4 4 0 4 1 5.47 33 111 77 51 9 17 9 18 4 1 54 -0.055 0.67 -0.1
Team Totals 8 8 4 4 0 4 1 4.50 33 111 77 51 9 17 9 18 4 1 54 -0.055 0.67 -0.1

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, W (14-8) 9 4 0 0 2 4 0 3.33 31 107 67 44 9 14 12 13 4 0 81 0.445 1.06 4.4
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 2 4 0 0.00 31 107 67 44 9 14 12 13 4 0 81 0.445 1.06 4.4
Balks: None.
WP: R Nichols (2).
HBP: R Nichols (2; T Fernandez).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: R Nichols (0; G Bell, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Tim McClelland, 2B - Larry McCoy, 3B - Drew Coble.
Time of Game: 2:10.
Attendance: 34,422.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: 74° F, Wind 7mph out to Rightfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Toronto Blue Jays
1 Julio Franco 2B 1 Tony Fernandez SS
2 Willie Upshaw 1B 2 Lloyd Moseby CF
3 Joe Carter CF 3 Fred McGriff 1B
4 Mel Hall DH 4 George Bell LF
5 Cory Snyder RF 5 Ernie Whitt C
6 Dave Clark LF 6 Rance Mulliniks DH
7 Brook Jacoby 3B 7 Jesse Barfield RF
8 Andy Allanson C 8 Kelly Gruber 3B
9 Jay Bell SS 9 Manuel Lee 2B
Rod Nichols P Dave Stieb P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-0 1 -2- 6,(1-2)  R TOR F. McGriff R. Nichols 12% 71% Double to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line); Moseby Scores
t4 0-0 1 123 3,(0-2)  O CLE C. Snyder D. Stieb 9% 47% Groundout: 3B-C/Forceout at Hm; Upshaw to 3B; Carter to 2B
t4 0-0 2 123 2,(0-1)  O CLE D. Clark D. Stieb 9% 56% Lineout: CF
t4 0-0 0 12- 2,(1-0)  CLE J. Carter D. Stieb -9% 30% Single to P (Bunt to Short 3B Line); Franco to 3B; Upshaw to 2B
t4 0-0 0 123 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Hall D. Stieb 8% 38% Flyball: CF (Short CF)

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, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE J. Franco D. Stieb 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CLE W. Upshaw D. Stieb 2% 54% Popfly: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE J. Carter D. Stieb 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rod Nichols facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O TOR T. Fernandez R. Nichols -2% 53% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O TOR L. Moseby R. Nichols -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR F. McGriff R. Nichols -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O CLE M. Hall D. Stieb 2% 52% Foul Flyball: C
t2 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE C. Snyder D. Stieb -3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO CLE D. Clark D. Stieb 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rod Nichols facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TOR G. Bell R. Nichols -2% 53% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b2 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O TOR E. Whitt R. Nichols -2% 51% Foul Flyball: 1B
b2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O TOR R. Mulliniks R. Nichols -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE B. Jacoby D. Stieb 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t3 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE A. Allanson D. Stieb 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE J. Bell D. Stieb 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rod Nichols facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR J. Barfield R. Nichols -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O TOR K. Gruber R. Nichols -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b3 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O TOR M. Lee R. Nichols -1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  CLE J. Franco D. Stieb -4% 46% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t4 0-0 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  CLE W. Upshaw D. Stieb -7% 39% Walk; Franco to 2B
t4 0-0 0 12- 2,(1-0)  CLE J. Carter D. Stieb -9% 30% Single to P (Bunt to Short 3B Line); Franco to 3B; Upshaw to 2B
t4 0-0 0 123 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Hall D. Stieb 8% 38% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t4 0-0 1 123 3,(0-2)  O CLE C. Snyder D. Stieb 9% 47% Groundout: 3B-C/Forceout at Hm; Upshaw to 3B; Carter to 2B
t4 0-0 2 123 2,(0-1)  O CLE D. Clark D. Stieb 9% 56% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rod Nichols facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TOR T. Fernandez R. Nichols -3% 53% Flyball: LF
b4 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  TOR L. Moseby R. Nichols 5% 58% Double (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b4 0-0 1 -2- 6,(1-2)  R TOR F. McGriff R. Nichols 12% 71% Double to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line); Moseby Scores
b4 1-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O TOR G. Bell R. Nichols -4% 67% Fielder's Choice P; McGriff out at 3B/P-SS-3B
b4 1-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O TOR E. Whitt R. Nichols -2% 64% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 7-8-9
t5 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE B. Jacoby D. Stieb 3% 68% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t5 0-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE A. Allanson D. Stieb 2% 70% Flyball: CF
t5 0-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE J. Bell D. Stieb 1% 71% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Rod Nichols facing 6-7-8
b5 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR R. Mulliniks R. Nichols -2% 69% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  TOR J. Barfield R. Nichols 7% 76% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b5 1-0 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R TOR K. Gruber R. Nichols 6% 82% Single to CF (Pop Fly to Short CF); Barfield Scores
b5 2-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  TOR M. Lee R. Nichols 2% 84% Single to P (Line Drive); Gruber to 2B
b5 2-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  TOR T. Fernandez R. Nichols 4% 88% Hit By Pitch; Gruber to 3B; Lee to 2B
b5 2-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  O TOR L. Moseby R. Nichols -4% 83% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b5 2-0 2 123 1,(0-0)  O TOR F. McGriff R. Nichols -4% 79% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 1-2-3
t6 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE J. Franco D. Stieb 3% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE W. Upshaw D. Stieb 2% 84% Flyball: CF
t6 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Carter D. Stieb 1% 85% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Rod Nichols facing 4-5-6
b6 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  TOR G. Bell R. Nichols 4% 89% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line)
b6 2-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  TOR E. Whitt R. Nichols 2% 91% Bell Picked off 2B, safe on E1; Bell to 3B
b6 2-0 0 --3 6,(2-2)  R TOR E. Whitt R. Nichols 1% 92% Wild Pitch; Bell Scores
b6 3-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O TOR E. Whitt R. Nichols -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 3-0 1 --- 5,(0-2)  TOR R. Mulliniks R. Nichols 1% 92% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b6 3-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O TOR J. Barfield R. Nichols -1% 91% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); Mulliniks to 3B
b6 3-0 2 --3 6,(2-2)  O TOR K. Gruber R. Nichols -1% 90% Lineout: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 3.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 4-5-6
t7 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. Hall D. Stieb -4% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B)
t7 0-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE C. Snyder D. Stieb 4% 90% Strikeout Looking
t7 0-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO CLE D. Clark D. Stieb 5% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Rod Nichols facing 9-1-2
b7 3-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O TOR M. Lee R. Nichols -1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 3-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR T. Fernandez R. Nichols -0% 94% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b7 3-0 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O TOR L. Moseby R. Nichols -0% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 3.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 7-8-9
t8 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE B. Jacoby D. Stieb 2% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE A. Allanson D. Stieb 1% 97% Lineout: LF
t8 0-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE J. Bell D. Stieb 1% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Rod Nichols facing 3-4-5
b8 3-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TOR F. McGriff R. Nichols -0% 97% Groundout: P-1B
b8 3-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR G. Bell R. Nichols -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 3-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R TOR E. Whitt R. Nichols 2% 99% Home Run
b8 4-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR R. Mulliniks R. Nichols -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 4.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 1-2-3
t9 0-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE J. Franco D. Stieb 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t9 0-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE W. Upshaw D. Stieb -1% 98% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t9 0-4 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O CLE J. Carter D. Stieb 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 0-4 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CLE M. Hall D. Stieb 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 4.

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