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Standings
KCR
@BAL
1
2
TEX
@CLE
2
4
OAK
@MIL
5
12
MIN
@TOR
3
4
STL
@LAD
9
6
CIN
@MON
8
4
ATL
@PHI
1
5
PIT
@SDP
1
2
Thursday, July 23, 1987,
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 34,535, Time of Game: 2:34
Royals
1
48-47
 Lost 1 
4th, 4 GB
at Orioles
2
43-53
 Won 9 
6th, 15 GB
W: Eric Bell (8-7)
L: Danny Jackson (4-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
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Royals          0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  5  3
Orioles         0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  X    2  6  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .286 .319 .399 .718 -0.052 1.06 0.035 -0.087 -0.1 3 0
Kevin Seitzer 3B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .310 .386 .442 .828 0.090 1.23 0.168 -0.078 1.2 1 1 HR
George Brett 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .290 .384 .470 .854 -0.084 1.08 0.022 -0.106 -0.7 9 0 2B
Danny Tartabull RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .298 .371 .470 .841 -0.132 1.66 0.021 -0.153 -0.9 1 0
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .238 .306 .363 .669 -0.100 1.50 0.036 -0.136 -0.5 1 0
Bo Jackson LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .251 .312 .488 .801 -0.070 1.39 0.069 -0.139 -0.8 3 0 GDP
Lonnie Smith DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .158 .200 .158 .358 -0.064 1.29 0.000 -0.064 -0.5
Angel Salazar SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .204 .219 .248 .468 -0.079 1.31 0.037 -0.116 -0.5 2 3 CS
Larry Owen C 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .211 .281 .330 .611 -0.061 1.25 0.000 -0.061 -0.6 4 1
   Steve Balboni PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .207 .275 .386 .661 -0.072 2.58 0.000 -0.072 -0.4
   Mike Macfarlane C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Danny Jackson P 0 0
Team Totals 30 1 5 1 3 12 33 .167 .242 .300 .542 -0.624 1.34 0.388 -1.012 -3.8 24 5
2B: G Brett (12, off E Bell).
HR: K Seitzer (7, off E Bell, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
TB: K Seitzer 5; G Brett 2; W Wilson; A Salazar.
GIDP: B Jackson (2).
RBI: K Seitzer (47).
2-out RBI: K Seitzer.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Salazar-G Brett.
E: K Seitzer 2 (16); F White (4).
Baserunning
CS: A Salazar (4, 2nd base by E Bell/T Kennedy).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lee Lacy DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .251 .349 .413 .762 0.082 1.31 0.121 -0.039 0.7
Billy Ripken 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .286 .348 .381 .729 -0.126 1.59 0.030 -0.156 -1.2 2 1
Cal Ripken SS 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .272 .355 .478 .832 0.205 1.81 0.279 -0.074 1.3 2 3 GDP
Eddie Murray 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .272 .344 .512 .856 -0.125 1.25 0.000 -0.125 -1.3 6 0
Ray Knight 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .269 .323 .386 .709 -0.072 1.11 0.032 -0.104 -0.7 0 0
Mike Young LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .257 .354 .443 .796 -0.009 0.93 0.036 -0.046 -0.1 1 0
Terry Kennedy C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .258 .313 .413 .726 -0.065 1.09 0.000 -0.065 -0.6 12 1
Larry Sheets RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .333 .381 .595 .976 -0.029 1.01 0.038 -0.066 -0.4 0 0
Ken Gerhart CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .247 .275 .439 .714 0.014 1.08 0.053 -0.039 -0.0 4 0
Eric Bell P 0 1
Team Totals 31 2 6 2 0 4 31 .194 .194 .194 .387 -0.125 1.27 0.589 -0.714 -2.3 27 6
TB: K Gerhart; C Ripken; B Ripken; L Sheets; R Knight; L Lacy.
GIDP: C Ripken (11).
RBI: C Ripken 2 (63).
2-out RBI: C Ripken 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. T Kennedy-B Ripken; C Ripken-B Ripken-E Murray.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: R Knight (1st base by L Owen).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Danny Jackson, L (4-12) 8 6 2 0 0 4 0 4.27 31 70 0.124 1.27 2.3
Team Totals 8 6 2 0 0 4 0 0.00 31 70 0.124 1.27 2.3

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Eric Bell, W (8-7) 9 5 1 1 3 12 1 4.75 33 82 0.624 1.34 3.8
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 3 12 1 1.00 33 82 0.624 1.34 3.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Terry Cooney, 1B - Dale Ford, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - Tim Welke.
Time of Game: 2:34.
Attendance: 34,535.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Baltimore Orioles
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Lee Lacy DH
2 Kevin Seitzer 3B 2 Billy Ripken 2B
3 George Brett 1B 3 Cal Ripken SS
4 Danny Tartabull RF 4 Eddie Murray 1B
5 Frank White 2B 5 Ray Knight 3B
6 Bo Jackson LF 6 Mike Young LF
7 Lonnie Smith DH 7 Terry Kennedy C
8 Angel Salazar SS 8 Larry Sheets RF
9 Larry Owen C 9 Ken Gerhart CF
Danny Jackson P Eric Bell P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 0-1 2 123 RR BAL C. Ripken D. Jackson 24% 70% Single; Sheets Scores/unER; Gerhart Scores/unER; Lacy to 2B
t3 0-0 2 --- R KCR K. Seitzer E. Bell -11% 43% Home Run
b5 0-1 1 123 O BAL B. Ripken D. Jackson -11% 45% Lineout: CF
b5 0-1 1 12- BAL L. Lacy D. Jackson 9% 56% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Sheets to 3B; Gerhart to 2B; Lacy to 1B
t5 1-0 0 1-- OO KCR L. Owen E. Bell 8% 41% Double Play: Strikeout, Salazar Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Eric Bell facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson E. Bell -3% 47% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCR K. Seitzer E. Bell -5% 41% Single; Wilson to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- O KCR G. Brett E. Bell 5% 46% Lineout: SS
t1 0-0 1 12- O KCR D. Tartabull E. Bell 4% 51% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 12- O KCR F. White E. Bell 4% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- BAL L. Lacy D. Jackson 3% 58% Single
b1 0-0 0 1-- O BAL B. Ripken D. Jackson -3% 55% Flyball: 2B
b1 0-0 1 1-- BAL C. Ripken D. Jackson 3% 59% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Lacy to 2B; Ripken to 1B
b1 0-0 1 12- O BAL E. Murray D. Jackson -4% 54% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 12- O BAL R. Knight D. Jackson -4% 50% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Eric Bell facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR B. Jackson E. Bell 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR L. Smith E. Bell 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Salazar E. Bell 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- BAL M. Young D. Jackson 4% 59% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Young to 1B
b2 0-0 0 1-- O BAL T. Kennedy D. Jackson -2% 57% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Young to 2B
b2 0-0 1 -2- O BAL L. Sheets D. Jackson -5% 52% Fielder's Choice SS unassisted; Young out at 3B/SS; Sheets to 1B
b2 0-0 2 1-- O BAL K. Gerhart D. Jackson -2% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Eric Bell facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR L. Owen E. Bell 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson E. Bell 2% 54% Lineout: CF
t3 0-0 2 --- R KCR K. Seitzer E. Bell -11% 43% Home Run
t3 1-0 2 --- KCR G. Brett E. Bell -2% 41% Double
t3 1-0 2 -2- O KCR D. Tartabull E. Bell 3% 44% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- O BAL L. Lacy D. Jackson -3% 41% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-1 1 --- BAL B. Ripken D. Jackson 3% 44% Single
b3 0-1 1 1-- OO BAL C. Ripken D. Jackson -6% 38% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Eric Bell facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- KCR F. White E. Bell -4% 34% Walk
t4 1-0 0 1-- OO KCR B. Jackson E. Bell 8% 42% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t4 1-0 2 --- O KCR L. Smith E. Bell 1% 43% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 4-5-6
b4 0-1 0 --- O BAL E. Murray D. Jackson -3% 40% Foul Flyball: 1B
b4 0-1 1 --- O BAL R. Knight D. Jackson -2% 38% Flyball: CF
b4 0-1 2 --- O BAL M. Young D. Jackson -1% 37% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Eric Bell facing 8-9-1
t5 1-0 0 --- KCR A. Salazar E. Bell -4% 33% Single
t5 1-0 0 1-- OO KCR L. Owen E. Bell 8% 41% Double Play: Strikeout, Salazar Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t5 1-0 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson E. Bell 1% 42% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 7-8-9
b5 0-1 0 --- O BAL T. Kennedy D. Jackson -3% 39% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-1 1 --- BAL L. Sheets D. Jackson 4% 42% Single
b5 0-1 1 1-- BAL K. Gerhart D. Jackson 5% 48% Single; Sheets to 2B
b5 0-1 1 12- BAL L. Lacy D. Jackson 9% 56% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Sheets to 3B; Gerhart to 2B; Lacy to 1B
b5 0-1 1 123 O BAL B. Ripken D. Jackson -11% 45% Lineout: CF
b5 0-1 2 123 RR BAL C. Ripken D. Jackson 24% 70% Single; Sheets Scores/unER; Gerhart Scores/unER; Lacy to 2B
b5 2-1 2 12- O BAL E. Murray D. Jackson -4% 66% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Orioles' Eric Bell facing 2-3-4
t6 1-2 0 --- O KCR K. Seitzer E. Bell 4% 69% Strikeout
t6 1-2 1 --- O KCR G. Brett E. Bell 3% 72% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 1-2 2 --- KCR D. Tartabull E. Bell -2% 70% Walk
t6 1-2 2 1-- O KCR F. White E. Bell 4% 74% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 5-6-7
b6 2-1 0 --- BAL R. Knight D. Jackson 3% 77% Single
b6 2-1 0 1-- O BAL M. Young D. Jackson -3% 74% Flyball: RF
b6 2-1 1 1-- O BAL T. Kennedy D. Jackson -4% 70% Knight Picked off 1B (C-1B)
b6 2-1 2 --- O BAL T. Kennedy D. Jackson -1% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Orioles' Eric Bell facing 6-7-8
t7 1-2 0 --- KCR B. Jackson E. Bell -7% 62% Walk
t7 1-2 0 1-- O KCR L. Smith E. Bell 4% 65% Flyball: CF; Jackson to 2B
t7 1-2 1 -2- O KCR A. Salazar E. Bell 6% 71% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Jackson to 3B
Steve Balboni pinch hits for Larry Owen (C) batting 9th
t7 1-2 2 --3 O KCR S. Balboni E. Bell 7% 79% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 8-9-1
Mike Macfarlane replaces Steve Balboni (PH) playing C batting 9th
b7 2-1 0 --- O BAL L. Sheets D. Jackson -2% 77% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 2-1 1 --- O BAL K. Gerhart D. Jackson -2% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 2-1 2 --- O BAL L. Lacy D. Jackson -1% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Orioles' Eric Bell facing 1-2-3
t8 1-2 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson E. Bell 6% 80% Strikeout
t8 1-2 1 --- O KCR K. Seitzer E. Bell 4% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 1-2 2 --- O KCR G. Brett E. Bell 3% 86% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 2-3-4
b8 2-1 0 --- O BAL B. Ripken D. Jackson -1% 85% Lineout: CF
b8 2-1 1 --- O BAL C. Ripken D. Jackson -1% 84% Flyball: LF
b8 2-1 2 --- O BAL E. Murray D. Jackson -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Orioles' Eric Bell facing 4-5-6
t9 1-2 0 --- O KCR D. Tartabull E. Bell 8% 91% Strikeout
t9 1-2 1 --- O KCR F. White E. Bell 6% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 1-2 2 --- O KCR B. Jackson E. Bell 4% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 2.

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