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Manny Ramirez gets congratulated by teammate Travis Fryman after hitting a solo home run in the ninth inning off Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Dennis Eckersley. Ramirez hit two home runs in the Indians 4-3 win. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOX SCORE -    10/2/98


CLEVELAND (4) AT BOSTON (3) PLAYOFFS - FINAL 

CLEVELAND              ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
Lofton cf               4  1  1  1   0  1   1  .417
Vizquel ss              4  0  0  0   0  0   1  .000
Justice lf              4  0  0  0   0  0   1  .250
Ramirez rf              3  2  2  2   1  1   0  .500
Thome 1b                4  1  1  1   0  2   1  .167
 Sexson 1b              0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
Fryman 3b               4  0  0  0   0  0   1  .091
Giles dh                4  0  1  0   0  1   1  .200
Alomar c                3  0  0  0   0  2   1  .300
Cora 2b                 2  0  0  0   1  1   0  .000

Totals                 32  4  5  4   2  8   7

BATTING: HR - Thome (2, 5th inning off Saberhagen 0 on, 0 out);
Lofton (2, 6th inning off Saberhagen 0 on, 1 out); Ramirez 2 (2,
7th inning off Saberhagen 0 on, 0 out, 9th inning off Eckersley
0 on, 0 out). RBI - Thome (2), Lofton (4), Ramirez 2 (3).  Team
LOB - 3.

BOSTON                 ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
Lewis cf                4  1  1  0   0  0   1  .400
Valentin 3b             4  0  1  0   0  0   1  .417
Vaughn 1b               4  1  2  0   0  1   1  .462
Garciaparra ss          4  1  1  3   0  0   1  .375
Stanley dh              4  0  0  0   0  1   1  .250
Oleary lf               4  0  0  0   0  0   0  .083
Nixon rf                3  0  1  0   0  0   0  .333
Hatteberg c             3  0  0  0   0  0   1  .143
Benjamin 2b             2  0  0  0   0  1   0  .111
 a-Cummings ph          1  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 Sadler 2b              0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000

Totals                 33  3  6  3   0  3   6

a-grounded to first for Benjamin in the 8th.

BATTING: HR - Garciaparra (1, 9th inning off Jackson 1 on, 
1 out). RBI - Garciaparra 3 (6). Runners left in scoring position,
2 out - Lewis 1.  Team LOB - 3.

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    Cleveland      - 000 011 101  --  4
    Boston         - 000 100 002  --  3

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CLEVELAND                    ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
Nagy (W, 1-0)                 8       4   1   1   0   3   0   1.13
Jackson (S, 2)                1       2   2   2   0   0   1   6.00

BOSTON                       ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
Saberhagen (L, 0-1)           7       4   3   3   1   7   3   3.86
Corsi                         1       0   0   0   1   0   0   0.00
Eckersley                     1       1   1   1   0   1   1   9.00

Pitches-strikes: Saberhagen 105-74; Corsi 22-11; Eckersley 11-8;
Nagy 88-62; Jackson 13-9.  Ground balls-fly balls: Saberhagen 4-10; 
Corsi 0-3; Eckersley 0-2; Nagy 15-6; Jackson 2-1.  Batters faced: 
Saberhagen 26; Corsi 4; Eckersley 4; Nagy 28; Jackson 5. 

UMPIRES: HP--Rich Garcia. 1B--Tim Tschida. 2B--Drew Coble.
3B--Terry Craft. LF--Jim Joyce. RF--Durwood Merrill.
T--2:27.  Att--33,114.   Weather: 64 degrees, sunny.   Wind: 20 mph, 
out to right.