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@TEX
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0
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@PIT
1
5
Thursday, August 7, 1997, 7:38
, SkyDome
Attendance: 35,194, Time of Game: 2:11
Indians
0
57-52
 Lost 3 
1st
at Blue Jays
4
54-58
 Won 3 
4th, 17 GB
W: Roger Clemens (17-4)
L: John Smiley (10-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  0
Blue Jays       0  2  0   1  0  0   1  0  X    4  9  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Marquis Grissom CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .253 .678 10 7 -0.165 1.57 0.000 -0.165 -1.7 1 0
Brian Giles LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .266 .875 16 8 -0.010 0.72 0.040 -0.050 -0.2 0 0
Manny Ramirez RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .338 .968 19 10 -0.057 0.80 0.012 -0.069 -0.7 1 0
Jim Thome 1B 3 0 0 0 1 3 .289 1.042 24 13 -0.050 0.69 0.013 -0.063 -0.6 11 0
David Justice DH 4 0 1 0 0 2 .312 .965 17 12 -0.014 0.67 0.037 -0.051 -0.2
Matt Williams 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .246 .767 15 8 -0.027 0.97 0.043 -0.071 -0.5 0 3
Sandy Alomar C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .344 .953 15 10 -0.142 0.95 0.000 -0.142 -1.5 7 1 GDP
Jeff Branson 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 .152 .462 16 9 0.040 0.43 0.052 -0.011 0.3 2 2 2B
Omar Vizquel SS 2 0 1 0 0 1 .285 .723 5 4 0.012 1.30 0.038 -0.026 0.1 2 3 HBP
John Smiley P 0 2
   Paul Shuey P 0 0
Team Totals 31 0 5 0 3 10 .161 .451 137 81 -0.413 0.89 0.235 -0.648 -4.9 24 11
2B: J Branson (4, off R Clemens).
HBP: O Vizquel (2, by R Clemens).
TB: J Branson 2; M Williams; O Vizquel; D Justice; B Giles.
GIDP: S Alomar (14).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 1. O Vizquel-J Branson-J Thome.

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Otis Nixon CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .256 .631 9 9 -0.045 0.54 0.005 -0.050 -0.6 1 0
Mariano Duncan 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 .240 .561 8 5 -0.005 0.47 0.032 -0.036 0.5 1 5
Jose Cruz LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 .264 .846 14 10 -0.014 0.30 0.009 -0.023 -0.6 3 0
Joe Carter DH 4 1 1 0 0 2 .244 .703 20 16 0.033 0.48 0.061 -0.028 -0.1 2B
Carlos Delgado 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 .245 .860 11 9 0.083 0.54 0.101 -0.018 0.8 7 0 2B
Ed Sprague 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .232 .703 11 10 -0.045 0.49 0.000 -0.045 -1.1 0 0 GDP
Shawn Green RF 3 1 2 1 0 1 .287 .862 10 8 0.063 0.59 0.069 -0.006 0.6 3 0 2B
Charlie O'Brien C 3 0 1 1 0 1 .211 .650 10 8 0.055 0.56 0.085 -0.030 0.5 10 0 2B
Alex Gonzalez SS 2 1 0 0 1 0 .245 .709 16 9 -0.039 0.52 0.003 -0.043 -0.6 2 2
Roger Clemens P 0 1
Team Totals 32 4 9 4 1 8 .281 .709 109 84 0.086 0.49 0.365 -0.279 -0.4 27 8
2B: C O'Brien (10, off J Smiley); C Delgado (23, off J Smiley); S Green (14, off J Smiley); J Carter (19, off J Smiley).
TB: S Green 3; C Delgado 3; C O'Brien 2; J Carter 2; J Cruz; M Duncan; O Nixon.
GIDP: E Sprague (8).
RBI: M Duncan (15); C Delgado (61); S Green (38); C O'Brien (22).
2-out RBI: M Duncan; C O'Brien.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Duncan-A Gonzalez-C Delgado.

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
John Smiley, L (10-11) 7 9 4 4 1 6 0 5.15 30 99 76 50 12 14 12 11 8 0 48 -0.091 0.54 -0.2
Paul Shuey 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.18 3 10 8 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.04 0.5
Team Totals 8 9 4 4 1 8 0 4.50 33 109 84 52 17 15 13 11 8 0 48 0 0 -0.088 0.49 0.4

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
Roger Clemens, W (17-4) 9 5 0 0 3 10 0 1.69 35 137 81 37 19 25 10 11 4 0 84 0.413 0.89 4.9
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 3 10 0 0.00 35 137 81 37 19 25 10 11 4 0 84 0.413 0.89 4.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: R Clemens (9; O Vizquel).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Joyce, 1B - John Hirschbeck, 2B - Bill Miller, 3B - Al Clark.
Time of Game: 2:11.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 82° F, Wind 11mph from Right to Left, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Toronto Blue Jays
1 Marquis Grissom CF 1 Otis Nixon CF
2 Brian Giles LF 2 Mariano Duncan 2B
3 Manny Ramirez RF 3 Jose Cruz LF
4 Jim Thome 1B 4 Joe Carter DH
5 David Justice DH 5 Carlos Delgado 1B
6 Matt Williams 3B 6 Ed Sprague 3B
7 Sandy Alomar C 7 Shawn Green RF
8 Jeff Branson 2B 8 Charlie O'Brien C
9 Omar Vizquel SS 9 Alex Gonzalez SS
John Smiley P Roger Clemens P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R TOR C. Delgado J. Smiley 9% 71% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive); Carter Scores
t4 0-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO CLE S. Alomar R. Clemens 9% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b4 2-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  R TOR C. O'Brien J. Smiley 9% 85% Double to RF (Fly Ball); Green Scores
t2 0-0 2 123 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Grissom R. Clemens 8% 55% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 0 --- 10,(2-2)  TOR J. Carter J. Smiley 6% 61% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive)

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' Roger Clemens facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE M. Grissom R. Clemens 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE B. Giles R. Clemens 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE M. Ramirez R. Clemens -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O CLE J. Thome R. Clemens 2% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' John Smiley facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O TOR O. Nixon J. Smiley -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O TOR M. Duncan J. Smiley -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O TOR J. Cruz J. Smiley -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Roger Clemens facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CLE D. Justice R. Clemens -4% 46% Single to 1B (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. Williams R. Clemens 4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CLE S. Alomar R. Clemens 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  CLE J. Branson R. Clemens -4% 49% Double to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Justice to 3B
t2 0-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  CLE O. Vizquel R. Clemens -1% 48% Hit By Pitch
t2 0-0 2 123 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Grissom R. Clemens 8% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' John Smiley facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 10,(2-2)  TOR J. Carter J. Smiley 6% 61% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive)
b2 0-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R TOR C. Delgado J. Smiley 9% 71% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive); Carter Scores
b2 1-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O TOR E. Sprague J. Smiley -1% 69% Lineout: RF; Delgado to 3B
b2 1-0 1 --3 3,(0-2)  R TOR S. Green J. Smiley 6% 75% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep 3B); Delgado Scores
b2 2-0 1 -2- 4,(0-2)  O TOR C. O'Brien J. Smiley -3% 73% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O TOR A. Gonzalez J. Smiley -2% 70% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Blue Jays' Roger Clemens facing 2-3-4
t3 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  CLE B. Giles R. Clemens -4% 66% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t3 0-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CLE M. Ramirez R. Clemens 4% 70% Popfly: 1B (Weak 1B)
t3 0-2 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O CLE J. Thome R. Clemens 3% 73% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CLE D. Justice R. Clemens 2% 76% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' John Smiley facing 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O TOR O. Nixon J. Smiley -2% 74% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR M. Duncan J. Smiley -1% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
b3 2-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  TOR J. Cruz J. Smiley 1% 74% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b3 2-0 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O TOR J. Carter J. Smiley -2% 72% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Blue Jays' Roger Clemens facing 6-7-8
t4 0-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  CLE M. Williams R. Clemens -4% 68% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 0-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO CLE S. Alomar R. Clemens 9% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t4 0-2 2 --- 4,(3-0)  CLE J. Branson R. Clemens -1% 75% Walk
t4 0-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE O. Vizquel R. Clemens -2% 73% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Branson to 2B
t4 0-2 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O CLE M. Grissom R. Clemens 5% 78% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' John Smiley facing 5-6-7
b4 2-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TOR C. Delgado J. Smiley -2% 76% Lineout: CF
b4 2-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O TOR E. Sprague J. Smiley -1% 75% Lineout: SS (Deep SS)
b4 2-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  TOR S. Green J. Smiley 1% 76% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b4 2-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  R TOR C. O'Brien J. Smiley 9% 85% Double to RF (Fly Ball); Green Scores
b4 3-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O TOR A. Gonzalez J. Smiley -2% 83% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 3.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Blue Jays' Roger Clemens facing 2-3-4
t5 0-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE B. Giles R. Clemens 2% 85% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t5 0-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE M. Ramirez R. Clemens 2% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
t5 0-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE J. Thome R. Clemens -1% 86% Walk
t5 0-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE D. Justice R. Clemens 2% 88% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' John Smiley facing 1-2-3
b5 3-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O TOR O. Nixon J. Smiley -1% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b5 3-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O TOR M. Duncan J. Smiley -1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 3-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O TOR J. Cruz J. Smiley -1% 85% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 3.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Blue Jays' Roger Clemens facing 6-7-8
t6 0-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE M. Williams R. Clemens 3% 88% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
t6 0-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE S. Alomar R. Clemens 2% 90% Lineout: LF
t6 0-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Branson R. Clemens 1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' John Smiley facing 4-5-6
b6 3-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TOR J. Carter J. Smiley -1% 90% Flyball: 2B (Short RF Line)
b6 3-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  TOR C. Delgado J. Smiley 1% 91% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b6 3-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO TOR E. Sprague J. Smiley -2% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 3.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Blue Jays' Roger Clemens facing 9-1-2
t7 0-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel R. Clemens 3% 91% Strikeout Looking
t7 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Grissom R. Clemens 2% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 0-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE B. Giles R. Clemens 1% 94% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' John Smiley facing 7-8-9
b7 3-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O TOR S. Green J. Smiley -1% 93% Strikeout Looking
b7 3-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TOR C. O'Brien J. Smiley -0% 93% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
b7 3-0 2 --- 10,(3-2)  TOR A. Gonzalez J. Smiley 0% 93% Walk
b7 3-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  TOR O. Nixon J. Smiley 1% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Gonzalez to 2B
b7 3-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R TOR M. Duncan J. Smiley 3% 97% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Gonzalez Scores; Nixon to 2B
b7 4-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O TOR J. Cruz J. Smiley -1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 4.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Blue Jays' Roger Clemens facing 3-4-5
t8 0-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez R. Clemens 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t8 0-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE J. Thome R. Clemens 1% 98% Strikeout Looking
t8 0-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE D. Justice R. Clemens 0% 99% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 4-0, Indians' Paul Shuey facing 4-5-6
Paul Shuey replaces John Smiley pitching
b8 4-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR J. Carter P. Shuey -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b8 4-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O TOR C. Delgado P. Shuey -0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 4-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR E. Sprague P. Shuey -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 4.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Blue Jays' Roger Clemens facing 6-7-8
t9 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Williams R. Clemens 1% 99% Flyball: CF
t9 0-4 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CLE S. Alomar R. Clemens 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t9 0-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Branson R. Clemens 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Blue Jays 4.

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