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Detroit Tigers 12 Atlanta Braves 4

+ Boxscore: Wed, September 03,1997
1997-09-02 - 1997-09-04
  123 456 789  R H E
Detroit Tigers (65-73)201 603 000 12150
Atlanta Braves (86-53)101 001 001 4100
Date of Game: Wed, September 03,1997
Stadium: Turner Field
Attendance: 36,556
Time of Game: 2:46

Feats and Milestones
Frank Catalanotto:1st career game
Tony Clark:5 RBIs
Juan Encarnacion:1st career hit, 1st career RBI
Randall Simon:1st career hit, 1st career RBI
Kerry Ligtenberg:Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
Winning Pitcher: Willie Blair (15-6)
Losing Pitcher: John Smoltz (13-11)

Home Runs: Tony Clark (29), Greg Colbrunn (7), Deivi Cruz (2)
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AL East Standings (on this date)
TeamWLPctGBLRFRADiffStrk
BAL8551.625--688540148L5
NYA7958.5776.5737583154L3
BOS6773.47920.0762774-12L6
TOR6573.47121.0561599-38L6
DET6573.47121.0674680-6W1
NL East Standings (on this date)
TeamWLPctGBLRFRADiffStrk
ATL8653.619--689499190L1
FLO8355.6012.562454480W6
NYN7662.5519.565859959W5
MON7068.50715.5601627-26W3
PHI5382.39331.0557719-162W3
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    Detroit Tigers Batting
    DETPosAgeABRHBIBBSOAVGsG#cG#sHRsRBIsSB
    Brian Huntercf26.1825
    22002.26435444164
    Melvin Nievesph-rf25.2501
    00001.23636519621
    Damion Easley2b27.2964
    32100.267499195823
    Bobby Higginsonlf27.0163
    22211.297385238010
    Kimera Barteelf25.0440
    00000--111000
    Tony Clark1b25.0804
    23500.279263291031
    Phil Nevinph-1b26.2271
    00001.2391656280
    Travis Fryman3b28.1624
    12010.2711072188911
    Juan Encarnacionrf-cf21.1795
    01101.1252010
    Marcus Jensenc24.2635
    12103.16540140
    Deivi Cruzss21.3025
    11201.2471262343
    Willie Blairp31.2594
    00003.000252000
    Mike Myersp28.069000000--174000
    Frank Catalanottoph23.1290
    00010--1000
    Dan Micelip26.359000000--199000
    Totals41121512313.26311464008-
    Atlanta Braves Batting
    ATLPosAgeABRHBIBBSOAVGsG#cG#sHRsRBIsSB
    Kenny Loftoncf30.0953
    22000.34680154321
    Paul Byrdp26.274000000.20083000
    Ed Giovanola3b28.1832
    00000.00060000
    Michael Tuckerrf26.0703
    01001.274291114910
    Chipper Jones3b25.1323
    01100.3044411810419
    Tim Spehrc31.0631
    01000.178268260
    Randall Simon1b22.1004
    12100.4003010
    Ryan Kleskolf26.0833
    01111.25451420733
    Javy Lopezc26.3023
    00000.28644022611
    Rafael Belliardss35.3141
    00000.2131128010
    Jeff Blauserss31.2992
    00000.304116515623
    Brad Clontzp26.130000000.000182000
    Alan Embreep27.223000000--105000
    Chad Foxp27.000000000--23000
    Greg Colbrunnph28.0391
    11100.2855307331
    Tony Graffanino2b25.0894
    01000.2441065144
    John Smoltzp30.1111
    00000.265301041
    Kerry Ligtenbergp26.115000000--5000
    Tommy Greggph34.0361
    00000.000434000
    Andruw Jonescf20.133000000.250161156018
    Danny Bautistacf25.1022
    00000.244227371
    Totals34410412.28413397268-
    Game Stats
    Detroit Tigers Pitching
    DETAgeDecIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPsG#cG#cGS
    Willie Blair31.259W 15-678330104.010.052528573
    Mike Myers28.069-11001106.200.04781740
    Dan Miceli26.359-11110015.450.01601999
    Totals9.01044121--
    Atlanta Braves Pitching
    ATLAgeDecIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPsG#cG#cGS
    John Smoltz30.111L 13-113.110880413.160.0431297297
    Kerry Ligtenberg26.115-1.21110416.000.17550
    Paul Byrd26.274-13332005.440.1228832
    Brad Clontz26.130-10000203.510.00421820
    Alan Embree27.223-11000102.770.03581094
    Chad Fox27.000-10001203.430.0523230
    Totals9.01512123132--
    Other Game Information
    HB: Willie Blair (3), Alan Embree (2)

    Pitches-Strikes-Balls: Willie Blair 90-61-29, Mike Myers 20-10-10, Dan Miceli 8-7-1, John Smoltz 71-53-18, Kerry Ligtenberg 26-18-8, Paul Byrd 26-14-12, Brad Clontz 8-7-1, Alan Embree 15-10-5, Chad Fox 15-9-6
    Total Batters Faced: Willie Blair 28, Mike Myers 5, Dan Miceli 4, John Smoltz 21, Kerry Ligtenberg 6, Paul Byrd 8, Brad Clontz 3, Alan Embree 4, Chad Fox 4
    Groundballs-Flyballs: Willie Blair 10-16, Mike Myers 1-2, Dan Miceli 3-1, John Smoltz 8-9, Kerry Ligtenberg 0-2, Paul Byrd 1-5, Brad Clontz 1-0, Alan Embree 2-0, Chad Fox 1-0

    Umpires: HP: Greg Bonin 1B: Frank Pulli 2B: Bruce Dreckman 3B: Ron Barnes


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