* TOP OF THE 1st, Bombers 0, Tornadoes 0

So settle in ... this is a championship game

* B. GARDNER facing J. WEAVER, T 1st, No Outs, Bases Empty, Tied 0-0

WEAVER winds up ... swung on and missed ... he struck him out ... one down

* R. CANO facing J. WEAVER, T 1st, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Tied 0-0

The pitch comes in ... it's hacked hard and far ... to deep right field

could be trouble for HUNTER ... now he has it in range ... just shy of the track

and he squeezes it ... that ball just seemed to die out there ... two away

* M. CABRERA facing J. WEAVER, T 1st, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Tied 0-0

The offering ... misses the strike zone ... CABRERA ambles to first

that was CABRERA's first walk of the series

* J. WILLINGHAM facing J. WEAVER, T 1st, 2 Outs, Runner on 1st, Tied 0-0

Firstbaseman KOTCHMAN right on the bag ... WEAVER now ... it's off his elbow

that's his 1st time clobbered in the series ... the umpire is calling time ... the trainer's out

WILLINGHAM's in pain ... but he seems to be OK ... and he makes his way slowly down to first

* A. RODRIGUEZ facing J. WEAVER, T 1st, 2 Outs, 1st and 2nd, Tied 0-0

He lets one go ... it's in the dirt ... and it goes back to the screen ... CABRERA rounds third

and holds ... and WILLINGHAM moves to second

* A. RODRIGUEZ facing J. WEAVER, T 1st, 2 Outs, 2nd and 3rd, Tied 0-0

CABRERA and third base are good friends ... WEAVER comes to him ... slow chopper toward THERIOT

he charges ... scoops it ... goes to first ... in time

* BOTTOM OF THE 1st, Bombers 0, Tornadoes 0

* J. CARROLL facing C. LEE, B 1st, No Outs, Bases Empty, Tied 0-0

LEE winds and fires ... CARROLL goes the opposite way ... down the line to right ... fair ball!

SWEENEY's racing for it ... into the corner ... CARROLL's around second ... he's going for third

CANO's relay ... not in time ... safe at third! ... triple for CARROLL

for Jamey CARROLL, his 3rd hit of the series ... for Jamey CARROLL, his 1st triple of the series

* C. YOUNG facing C. LEE, B 1st, No Outs, Runner on 3rd, Tied 0-0

Infield deep ... looks at third ... he comes home ... low bridge! ... YOUNG hits the dirt

ball four almost hit him ... and YOUNG glares down at LEE

and there are runners at the corners ... that was YOUNG's first walk of the series

* T. HUNTER facing C. LEE, B 1st, No Outs, 1st and 3rd, Tied 0-0

Infield back at double play depth ... the runners take their lead ... LEE with the pitch

strike called ... ...and the steal is on!

STEAL BOTH OR SECOND? (1-both, 2-second*)

YOUNG's stealing second

MAKE THROW? (1-yes*, 2-no)

PIERZYNSKI guns it down ... the tag ... and the ump signals safe

that's his 3rd steal of the series

* T. HUNTER facing C. LEE, B 1st, No Outs, 2nd and 3rd, Tied 0-0

Bombers playing for the out at first ... CARROLL into a little shuffle at third ... the pitch

wide by a hair ... free ticket to first for HUNTER ... LEE is upset with himself

his control has deserted him for the moment ... and the bases are loaded

* M. WIETERS facing C. LEE, B 1st, No Outs, Bases Loaded, Tied 0-0

Bombers playing for the double play ... the runners take their lead ... he brings it in

it's a high fly to center ... WILLINGHAM is over ... moves under it ... and makes the catch

the runners are tagging

TRY TO SCORE? (1-yes, 2-no*)

CARROLL coming down the line

TRY FOR THIRD ALSO? (1-yes, 2-no*)

YOUNG's holding

THROW HOME? (1-yes, 2-no*)

CARROLL scores ... the throw comes in to RODRIGUEZ ... and the other runners hold

Bombers 0, Tornadoes 1

* C. KOTCHMAN facing C. LEE, B 1st, 1 Out, 1st and 2nd, Ahead 1-0

The runners take their lead ... LEE with the pitch ... grounded hard to short ... could be two

CABRERA fields it ... flips to CANO at second ... over to first ... double play

and they get out of the inning

* TOP OF THE 2nd, Bombers 0, Tornadoes 1

* A. CABRERA facing J. WEAVER, T 2nd, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-1

He brings it in ... popped him up ... back of second ... THERIOT waves off CARROLL

and gathers it in ... one away

* R. SWEENEY facing J. WEAVER, T 2nd, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 0-1

WEAVER brings it to the plate ... misses the strike zone ... SWEENEY ambles to first

* A. PIERZYNSKI facing J. WEAVER, T 2nd, 1 Out, Runner on 1st, Behind 0-1

Firstbaseman KOTCHMAN's on the bag ... he comes home ... rapped back to the mound

WEAVER knocks it down ... picks it up ... throws quickly ... out at first

SWEENEY moves to second on the play ... that's out number two

* L. OVERBAY facing J. WEAVER, T 2nd, 2 Outs, Runner on 2nd, Behind 0-1

Here's the delivery ... OVERBAY lifts one ... it's a big league pop-up ... going back is CARROLL

waving his arms ... he calls off HUNTER ... and makes the catch ... that's three away

* BOTTOM OF THE 2nd, Bombers 0, Tornadoes 1

* R. THERIOT facing C. LEE, B 2nd, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 1-0

The pitch ... hard shot to the right side ... and it's through ... base hit for THERIOT

for Ryan THERIOT, his 5th hit of the series

* M. MONTERO facing C. LEE, B 2nd, No Outs, Runner on 1st, Ahead 1-0

The pitch ... high and inside ... THERIOT is off to the races

MAKE THROW? (1-yes*, 2-no)

PIERZYNSKI with the desperation throw ... the play at second ... CABRERA tags him out

one down

* M. MONTERO facing C. LEE, B 2nd, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Ahead 1-0

The offering from LEE ... drilled to right by MONTERO ... it is high ... it is far ... it is

caught at the wall by SWEENEY ... two away

* R. ANDINO facing C. LEE, B 2nd, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 1-0

The pitch ... misses the strike zone ... ANDINO ambles to first

and that's already the 3rd walk issued by LEE ... that was ANDINO's first walk of the series

* C. JACKSON facing C. LEE, B 2nd, 2 Outs, Runner on 1st, Ahead 1-0

The pitch ... JACKSON lifts a lazy pop fly ... RODRIGUEZ drifts back into left

and brings it down

* TOP OF THE 3rd, Bombers 0, Tornadoes 1

* B. GARDNER facing J. WEAVER, T 3rd, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-1

The pitch ... swung on and missed ... he struck him out ... one away

* R. CANO facing J. WEAVER, T 3rd, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 0-1

He lets one go ... hard two-bouncer to short ... THERIOT covers it...plenty of time ... fires

for out number two

* M. CABRERA facing J. WEAVER, T 3rd, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-1

WEAVER comes home ... CABRERA hits a comebacker ... WEAVER knocks it down

bare-hands it and throws to first ... close play! ... and the ump calls CABRERA out

* BOTTOM OF THE 3rd, Bombers 0, Tornadoes 1

* J. CARROLL facing C. LEE, B 3rd, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 1-0

LEE kicks and deals ... he swings ... it's a fly ball to the gap in right

WILLINGHAM's racing over ... so's SWEENEY ... it drops in for a hit

and he will make second easily ... a double for Jamey CARROLL ... 2nd safety for CARROLL

for CARROLL, his 2nd double of the series ... for Jamey CARROLL, his 4th hit of the series

* C. YOUNG facing C. LEE, B 3rd, No Outs, Runner on 2nd, Ahead 1-0

CARROLL at second takes a big lead ... he's on with a lead-off double ... he brings it home

strike three ... he's out of there ... one down

* T. HUNTER facing C. LEE, B 3rd, 1 Out, Runner on 2nd, Ahead 1-0

CARROLL extending his lead ... he comes home ... pulled sharply to RODRIGUEZ ... he leaves his feet

and it's by him ... CARROLL races around third ... and holds

and HUNTER picks up a scratch base hit ... for Torii HUNTER, his 3rd hit of the series

* M. WIETERS facing C. LEE, B 3rd, 1 Out, 1st and 3rd, Ahead 1-0

Infielders back ... CARROLL with a good lead off third ... now he comes home with it

it's a high bouncer to the left side ... CABRERA takes it in the hole

his only chance is at first ... nips WIETERS by a stride ... but the run scores

and HUNTER moves to second

Bombers 0, Tornadoes 2

* C. KOTCHMAN facing C. LEE, B 3rd, 2 Outs, Runner on 2nd, Ahead 2-0

The delivery from LEE ... strike three! ... and KOTCHMAN is hopping mad ... he's jumping up and down

no, wait ... he's not angry ... he's hurt ... the pitch hit him

that's his 1st time clobbered in the series ... the umpire is calling time ... the trainer's out

he's still down ... it doesn't look good ... but he'll stay in the game

he walks slowly down to first

* R. THERIOT facing C. LEE, B 3rd, 2 Outs, 1st and 2nd, Ahead 2-0

The runners take their lead ... to the plate ... popped foul behind first ... CANO's over

he's under it ... and hauls it in

* TOP OF THE 4th, Bombers 0, Tornadoes 2

* J. WILLINGHAM facing J. WEAVER, T 4th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-2

To the plate ... popped high in front of the plate ... WIETERS tosses his mask away

waves off ANDINO ... and he's got it ... for the first out

* A. RODRIGUEZ facing J. WEAVER, T 4th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 0-2

WEAVER into his motion ... delivers ... it's deep to center ... way back

YOUNG's racing to the track ... against the wall ... and he makes the catch ... two gone

* A. CABRERA facing J. WEAVER, T 4th, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-2

Now the delivery ... swung on and missed ... he struck him out ... three down

* BOTTOM OF THE 4th, Bombers 0, Tornadoes 2

* M. MONTERO facing C. LEE, B 4th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 2-0

LEE kicks and deals ... checked swing ... strike three ... one away

* R. ANDINO facing C. LEE, B 4th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Ahead 2-0

The pitch to ANDINO ... LEE loses him ... and he trots down to first

* C. JACKSON facing C. LEE, B 4th, 1 Out, Runner on 1st, Ahead 2-0

Firstbaseman OVERBAY right on the bag ... LEE brings it ... it's a bleeder to the right side

CANO has only one play ... throws quickly to first ... and he's gone

and that's the second out ... ANDINO moves into scoring position

* J. CARROLL facing C. LEE, B 4th, 2 Outs, Runner on 2nd, Ahead 2-0

ANDINO moves quietly toward third ... the pitch comes in ... high fly ball to center

WILLINGHAM drifts under it ... takes a step back ... and makes the catch ... side retired

* TOP OF THE 5th, Bombers 0, Tornadoes 2

* R. SWEENEY facing J. WEAVER, T 5th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-2

And the pitch comes in ... swung on and missed ... he struck him out ... one down

* A. PIERZYNSKI facing J. WEAVER, T 5th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 0-2

And the pitch comes in ... lofted to left ... it's playable ... JACKSON drifts over

he's under it ... and makes the catch ... two away

* L. OVERBAY facing J. WEAVER, T 5th, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-2

The pitch ... one-hopper to second ... over to first ... to retire the side

* BOTTOM OF THE 5th, Bombers 0, Tornadoes 2

* C. YOUNG facing C. LEE, B 5th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 2-0

LEE with the pitch ... YOUNG puts a charge into this pitch ... it might fly

GARDNER races back to the wall ... he times his leap

and comes down with a glove full of dead homer! ... terrific play! ... one down

* T. HUNTER facing C. LEE, B 5th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Ahead 2-0

The offering ... it's a whiff ... two gone

* M. WIETERS facing C. LEE, B 5th, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 2-0

The pitch to WIETERS ... lined to right ... SWEENEY will play it on the hop

and WIETERS's on with a single ... for Matt WIETERS, his 2nd hit of the series

* C. KOTCHMAN facing C. LEE, B 5th, 2 Outs, Runner on 1st, Ahead 2-0

Here's the delivery ... KOTCHMAN jacks one to deep left ... GARDNER retreats

his back against the fence ... and puts it away ... for the final out

that was a home run in most parks

* TOP OF THE 6th, Bombers 0, Tornadoes 2

* B. GARDNER facing J. WEAVER, T 6th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-2

Now WEAVER pitches ... checked swing ... he went around ... one away

GARDNER has now struck out 3 times

* R. CANO facing J. WEAVER, T 6th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 0-2

WEAVER now ... hit in the air to center ... YOUNG takes three steps to his right

and he covers it ... two gone

* M. CABRERA facing J. WEAVER, T 6th, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-2

The pitch ... hit hard down the left field line ... JACKSON's after it ... he's at the warning track

and makes the running catch ... three down!

* BOTTOM OF THE 6th, Bombers 0, Tornadoes 2

* R. THERIOT facing C. LEE, B 6th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 2-0

LEE winds up ... just off the plate ... and he issues a free pass

and LEE has given up 5 free rides to first ... that was THERIOT's first walk of the series

* M. MONTERO facing C. LEE, B 6th, No Outs, Runner on 1st, Ahead 2-0

THERIOT bluffs going ... LEE into his motion ... delivers ... swung on ... strike!

there goes THERIOT

MAKE THROW? (1-yes*, 2-no)

here's the peg from PIERZYNSKI ... and they get him

and that's the 2nd time he's been caught in this game

and that's the Tornadoes 2nd time caught stealing ... one away

* M. MONTERO facing C. LEE, B 6th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Ahead 2-0

LEE into his motion ... delivers ... just off the plate ... and he issues a free pass

and LEE has given up 6 free rides to first

* R. ANDINO facing C. LEE, B 6th, 1 Out, Runner on 1st, Ahead 2-0

MONTERO hugging first ... here's the pitch ... just catches the plate ... see ya later ... two away

* C. JACKSON facing C. LEE, B 6th, 2 Outs, Runner on 1st, Ahead 2-0

The pitch ... JACKSON bounces one toward short ... grabbed on two hops by CABRERA

makes the throw ... for the final out

* TOP OF THE 7th, Bombers 0, Tornadoes 2

* J. WILLINGHAM facing J. WEAVER, T 7th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-2

The pitch ... off the end of the bat ... a weak pop fly ... easy chance for CARROLL

and WILLINGHAM is retired ... that's one!

* A. RODRIGUEZ facing J. WEAVER, T 7th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Behind 0-2

The offering to RODRIGUEZ ... routine fly ball to right ... HUNTER's there ... he waits on it

lowers the glove ... and makes the catch ... two away

* A. CABRERA facing J. WEAVER, T 7th, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-2

WEAVER with the pitch ... hit in the air to left field ... JACKSON waits ... taps the glove

and he covers it ... for the final out

* BOTTOM OF THE 7th, Bombers 0, Tornadoes 2

* J. CARROLL facing C. LEE, B 7th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 2-0

Now LEE pitches ... CARROLL hits it in the air to fairly deep right field ... SWEENEY is over

and so is the at bat for CARROLL ... one down

* C. YOUNG facing C. LEE, B 7th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Ahead 2-0

LEE brings it to the plate ... that's high and deep by YOUNG ... WILLINGHAM is on the run

on the run ... it's starting to tail away from him ... he makes the catch ... two away

* T. HUNTER facing C. LEE, B 7th, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 2-0

And now the pitch ... there's a bouncer to the left side ... right where CABRERA is stationed

he takes his time with the peg ... and puts HUNTER away easily ... three away!

* TOP OF THE 8th, Bombers 0, Tornadoes 2

* R. SWEENEY facing J. WEAVER, T 8th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-2

WEAVER into the wind ... SWEENEY hits it nine miles ... foul ball ... strike one

* R. SWEENEY facing J. WEAVER, T 8th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 0-2

The pitch ... soft liner to right ... toward the gap ... it drops in front of HUNTER

and SWEENEY's aboard with a single ... and that's the 1st base knock for the Bombers in this game

breaking up the no-hitter for Jered WEAVER with no outs here in the 8th

for Ryan SWEENEY, his 3rd hit of the series

* A. PIERZYNSKI facing J. WEAVER, T 8th, No Outs, Runner on 1st, Behind 0-2

The offering to PIERZYNSKI ... lined hard over first ... HUNTER races over

he cuts it off in the corner ... SWEENEY rounds third

TRY TO SCORE? (1-yes, 2-no*)

the throw comes in to THERIOT ... they're holding SWEENEY at third

and PIERZYNSKI's in standing with a double ... the tying run is now at second base

for PIERZYNSKI, his 2nd double of the series ... for A.J. PIERZYNSKI, his 3rd hit of the series

* L. OVERBAY facing J. WEAVER, T 8th, No Outs, 2nd and 3rd, Behind 0-2

Tornadoes playing for the out at first ... the runners take their lead ... and the pitch comes in

OVERBAY wallops this one to center field ... it might be out of here ... YOUNG is to the wall

he has no more room ... he's looking up ... leaps ... and grabs it!

that one was over the wall ... but YOUNG brought it back in for the out

and the runners scramble back ... both runners tag

TRY TO SCORE? (1-yes, 2-no*)

the coach has the windmill churning ... he's trying to score

TRY FOR THIRD ALSO? (1-yes, 2-no*)

here comes the throw home

TRY FOR THIRD ON THROW? (1-yes, 2-no*)

PIERZYNSKI's trying for third on the throw

CUT IT TO THIRD? (1-yes, 2-no*)

SWEENEY scores as the throw's cut off ... the play at third ... and he's ... out by a mile

go to town, Tornadoes! ... they extinguish the tying run! ... the coach was waving him on

that's Joe Torre ... what was he thinking about? ... takes a big runner off the bases

he plays by a different book ... OVERBAY picks up a sac fly and an RBI

Bombers 1, Tornadoes 2

And here comes Tornadoes manager ... he's asking WEAVER for the ball

taking the mound for the Tornadoes is Rafael BETANCOURT ... so WEAVER gets his innings

he pitched seven and two thirds ... the line on him ... one earned run ... on 2 hits ... walked 2

he struck out 5 ... he stands to win it ... for BETANCOURT his first appearance in the series

he's a right-handed pitcher ... he's looking for one out ... it's his game to save

* B. GARDNER facing R. BETANCOURT, T 8th, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 1-2

Here's the pitch ... hit in the air to center ... YOUNG takes three steps to his right

and he covers it ... side retired

* BOTTOM OF THE 8th, Bombers 1, Tornadoes 2

* M. WIETERS facing C. LEE, B 8th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 2-1

LEE kicks and deals ... on the ground ... back through the box ... CANO gloves it

spins and fires ... long stretch ... just nips WIETERS by a half step ... one away

* C. KOTCHMAN facing C. LEE, B 8th, 1 Out, Bases Empty, Ahead 2-1

The pitch ... KOTCHMAN hits a frozen rope ... to straightaway center ... right there is WILLINGHAM

and he gloves it for the putout ... two away

* R. THERIOT facing C. LEE, B 8th, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Ahead 2-1

The pitch ... he swings ... but he held up ... no, he went too far ... Ryan is down on strikes

that's three away

Coming in to pitch is Mark MELANCON ... so BETANCOURT goes only one third of an inning

for MELANCON ... his 2nd appearance in the series

the right-hander MELANCON has worked two thirds of an inning ... he has a 0.00 ERA ... one save

it's his game to save

* TOP OF THE 9th, Bombers 1, Tornadoes 2

* R. CANO facing M. MELANCON, T 9th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Behind 1-2

MELANCON deals ... smashed toward the gap in right center ... HUNTER racing in

and it gets by him ... and he skids and he's sitting there on his ... now he's up

he's after it ... CANO races around second ... he's heading for third

here comes HUNTER's throw ... not in time ... and CANO's in standing ... score that a single

that's an error on Torii HUNTER ... so here we go, sports fans

that puts the tying run at third

* M. CABRERA facing M. MELANCON, T 9th, No Outs, Runner on 3rd, Behind 1-2

Tornadoes playing for the out at first ... CANO takes his lead at third ... he comes home ... low

ball four ... Miguel hustles down to first

* J. WILLINGHAM facing M. MELANCON, T 9th, No Outs, 1st and 3rd, Behind 1-2

Tornadoes playing for the double play ... CANO into a little shuffle at third

the offering to WILLINGHAM ... hit hard down the left field line ... JACKSON's after it

he's at the warning track ... and makes the running catch ... CANO's tagging

TRY FOR HOME ONLY OR HOME AND SECOND?

(1-home, 2-home and second, 3-no advance*)

CANO's headed home ... here comes the throw

TRY FOR SECOND ON THROW? (1-yes, 2-no*)

CABRERA's taking second

CUT IT TO SECOND? (1-yes, 2-no*)

CANO will score ... the throw's cut off by ANDINO ... the play at second ... and he's

out by a mile ... oh, those, Tornadoes ... they slay the go-ahead run

the firstbase coach was waving him on ... that's Joe Torre ... what was he thinking about?

takes a big runner off the bases ... this game is not over yet

Bombers 2, Tornadoes 2

* A. RODRIGUEZ facing M. MELANCON, T 9th, 2 Outs, Bases Empty, Tied 2-2

The pitch ... slow ground ball right side ... and it bounces off the heel of his glove

and RODRIGUEZ's safe at first ... CARROLL picks up an error ... 2 errors now for Taylors

the go ahead run has reached

* A. CABRERA facing M. MELANCON, T 9th, 2 Outs, Runner on 1st, Tied 2-2

He lets one go ... easy bouncer to CARROLL ... he's up with it ... over to THERIOT covering second

in time ... Bombers gone!

* BOTTOM OF THE 9th, Bombers 2, Tornadoes 2

* M. MONTERO facing C. LEE, B 9th, No Outs, Bases Empty, Tied 2-2

He cranks and fires ... MONTERO clubs a high drive ... deep to right ... it could be

SWEENEY to the track ... it's all over ... wave good-bye ... it's gone!

home run for Miguel MONTERO ... Miguel trots around the bases ... he loves a trip downtown

he claps his hands

Bombers 2, Tornadoes 3

FINAL SCORE : Bombers 2, Tornadoes 3