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Oakland Athletics 11 Cleveland Indians 9

+ Boxscore: Wed, April 30,1997
1997-04-29 - 1997-05-01
  123 456 789 10  R H E
Oakland Athletics (13-13)005 001 010 4 11152
Cleveland Indians (12-13)110 103 001 2 9152
Date of Game: Wed, April 30,1997
Stadium: Progressive Field
Attendance: 40,463
Time of Game: 4:09

Feats and Milestones
Mark McGwire:2 home runs
Eric Plunk:500th career game
Don Wengert:1st career save
Winning Pitcher: Billy Taylor (1-1)
Losing Pitcher: Jose Mesa (0-2)
Save: Don Wengert (1)

Home Runs: Geronimo Berroa (6), Jose Canseco (5), David Justice (7), Mark McGwire 2 (11), Manny Ramirez (5)
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AL Central Standings (on this date)
TeamWLPctGBLRFRADiffStrk
MIL1211.522--110120-10L1
CLE1213.4801.0167172-5L1
KCA1112.4781.01121093L1
MIN1115.4232.5124154-30L7
CHA817.3205.0106138-32L1
AL West Standings (on this date)
TeamWLPctGBLRFRADiffStrk
SEA1611.593--16115110L1
TEX1410.5831.51109812W1
ANA1212.5002.5124135-11L1
OAK1313.5002.5128151-23W1
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    Oakland Athletics Batting
    OAKPosAgeABRHBIBBSOAVGsG#cG#sHRsRBIsSB
    Damon Mashorecf-lf27.1816
    12001.34774153
    Jason Giambilf26.1124
    11100.2502193130
    Ernie Youngcf27.2961
    00011.154195110
    Jose Cansecorf32.3024
    11212.25213665173
    Mark McGwire1b33.2126
    33301.322125011251
    Geronimo Berroadh32.0434
    12110.3505286132
    Scott Spiezio2b24.2215
    11001.284353142
    Scott Brosius3b30.2585
    12100.181501174
    Rafael Bournigalss30.3535
    12101.297161050
    Brent Maynec29.0114
    11100.263476130
    Aaron Smallp25.159000000--26000
    Billy Taylorp35.196000000--108000
    Mark Acrep28.226000000--110000
    Buddy Groomp31.294000000--178000
    Don Wengertp27.175000000--39000
    Totals4411151037.2732675266-
    Cleveland Indians Batting
    CLEPosAgeABRHBIBBSOAVGsG#cG#sHRsRBIsSB
    Omar Vizquelss30.0065
    11010.2891040098
    Tony Fernandez2b34.3046
    22101.3211695170
    Jim Thome1b26.2464
    00022.3385225170
    Matt Williams3b31.1536
    02301.29011457252
    David Justicelf-rf31.0163
    22130.3868407180
    Manny Ramirezrf24.3354
    12200.3044265171
    Chad Curtispr-cf28.175000000.227712350
    Kevin Seitzerph35.0351
    00000.1901383130
    Kevin Mitchelllf35.1071
    00000.16711684111
    Julio Francodh38.2504
    22010.33317921102
    Brian Gilescf-rf-cf26.1004
    02010.289784100
    Sandy Alomarc30.3165
    12100.3876368200
    Steve Klinep24.251000000--13000
    Eric Plunkp33.240000000--500000
    Jose Mesap30.343000000--194000
    Albie Lopezp25.256000000--10000
    Totals43915884.30927612154-
    Game Stats
    Oakland Athletics Pitching
    OAKAgeDecIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPsG#cG#cGS
    Dave Telgheder30.170-5.16543224.240.2665930
    Aaron Small25.159-24111203.320.269293
    Billy Taylor35.196W 1-11.22112007.500.33121080
    Mark Acre28.226-0.22220003.000.17111100
    Buddy Groom31.294-000010010.500.171319315
    Don Wengert27.175SV 10.11001004.000.1196425
    Totals10.01598842--
    Cleveland Indians Pitching
    CLEAgeDecIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPsG#cG#cGS
    Orel Hershiser38.226-610660316.000.286408368
    Steve Kline24.251-10000102.500.0013130
    Eric Plunk33.240-21112214.800.201354141
    Jose Mesa30.343L 0-20.13420026.430.43828895
    Albie Lopez25.256-0.21001107.800.1353727
    Totals10.015119374--
    Other Game Information
    WP: Eric Plunk (1)
    HB: Jose Mesa (1)
    IBB: Billy Taylor , Don Wengert

    Pitches-Strikes-Balls: Dave Telgheder 102-60-42, Aaron Small 46-30-16, Billy Taylor 23-10-13, Mark Acre 9-7-2, Buddy Groom 8-4-4, Don Wengert 8-3-5, Orel Hershiser 96-64-32, Steve Kline 15-9-6, Eric Plunk 41-23-18, Jose Mesa 24-14-10, Albie Lopez 11-6-5
    Total Batters Faced: Dave Telgheder 24, Aaron Small 11, Billy Taylor 8, Mark Acre 4, Buddy Groom 1, Don Wengert 3, Orel Hershiser 26, Steve Kline 3, Eric Plunk 10, Jose Mesa 6, Albie Lopez 4
    Groundballs-Flyballs: Dave Telgheder 10-9, Aaron Small 7-1, Billy Taylor 4-2, Mark Acre 2-2, Buddy Groom 0-0, Don Wengert 0-2, Orel Hershiser 11-12, Steve Kline 0-2, Eric Plunk 1-5, Jose Mesa 0-5, Albie Lopez 2-0

    Umpires: HP: Durwood Merrill 1B: Dale Scott 2B: Ted Barrett 3B: Rocky Roe


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