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BOS
@ANA
6
5
KCR
@BAL
2
4
DET
@MIN
6
7
CLE
@OAK
9
7
NYY
@SEA
16
2
CHW
@TOR
1
6
COL
@CIN
3
5
CHC
@FLA
3
4
ATL
@HOU
3
4
PHI
@LAD
1
5
STL
@MON
1
4
NYM
@SDP
5
6
 
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Wednesday, April 2, 1997, 3:15
, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Attendance: 46,588, Time of Game: 3:36
Royals
2
0-1
Lost 1 
4th, 1½ GB
at Orioles
4
1-0
Won 1 
1st
W: Jimmy Key (1-0)
L: Jamie Walker (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    2  7  0
Orioles         0  0  0   2  0  1   1  0  X    4 10  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Offerman 2B 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .400 .400 .400 .800 19 13 0.074 1.14 0.134 -0.060 0.5 3 1
Tom Goodwin CF 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .333 .000 .333 10 6 -0.086 1.81 0.036 -0.122 -0.6 1 0 HBP,SH
Bip Roberts LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 17 9 0.078 1.55 0.164 -0.087 0.6 1 0
Jeff King 1B 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 18 12 -0.085 1.61 0.010 -0.096 -0.8 8 2 SF
Jay Bell SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .500 .500 .500 1.000 9 6 0.004 0.90 0.051 -0.047 -0.1 1 1
Joe Vitiello DH 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 .250 .250 .500 .750 13 10 -0.064 1.25 0.049 -0.114 -0.4 2B
Jermaine Dye RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 19 10 -0.080 1.46 0.031 -0.111 -0.5 1 1
Craig Paquette 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 14 10 -0.113 1.39 0.051 -0.164 -1.0 1 3 GDP
Tim Spehr C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 5 4 -0.045 0.85 0.000 -0.045 -0.4 6 0
   Scott Cooper PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Mike Sweeney PH-C 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .000 .500 .000 .500 11 5 -0.028 1.48 0.025 -0.052 -0.2 2 0
Kevin Appier P 0 1
   Jamie Walker P 0 0
   Randy Veres P 0 0
   Jason Jacome P 0 1
   Hipolito Pichardo P 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 2 10 37 .219 .278 .250 .528 135 85 -0.345 1.36 0.551 -0.898 -2.8 24 10
2B: J Vitiello (1, off J Key).
SF: J King (1, off J Key).
SH: T Goodwin (1, off J Key).
HBP: T Goodwin (1, by J Key).
TB: J Bell 2; J Offerman 2; J Vitiello 2; C Paquette; B Roberts.
GIDP: C Paquette (1).
RBI: J King (1); B Roberts (1).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Dye-M Sweeney.
Outfield Assists: J Dye (J Reboulet at 3rd base).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brady Anderson DH 4 1 3 1 0 0 5 .750 .800 .750 1.550 19 11 0.174 1.13 0.213 -0.039 1.6 HBP
Mike Bordick SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 20 16 -0.194 1.44 0.000 -0.194 -2.9 1 5 SH
Rafael Palmeiro 1B 5 0 1 0 0 3 5 .200 .200 .200 .400 25 18 -0.100 1.21 0.029 -0.129 -1.4 11 0
Eric Davis RF 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .200 .200 .400 .600 15 10 0.061 1.15 0.161 -0.099 -0.2 0 0 2B
Cal Ripken 3B 4 1 3 1 1 0 5 .750 .800 2.000 2.800 13 7 0.214 0.76 0.218 -0.004 2.1 0 1 HR,2·2B
B.J. Surhoff LF 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .000 .500 .000 .500 20 7 -0.014 1.12 0.043 -0.057 -0.0 2 0
Jeffrey Hammonds CF 2 0 1 0 2 1 4 .500 .750 .500 1.250 17 8 0.004 1.18 0.113 -0.109 0.4 1 0 CS
Chris Hoiles C 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .333 .500 .667 1.167 19 11 0.011 1.27 0.097 -0.086 0.1 5 0 2B
   Lenny Webster C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 5 0
Jeff Reboulet 2B 2 0 0 1 2 0 4 .000 .500 .000 .500 17 7 -0.001 1.37 0.072 -0.073 0.2 2 1
Jimmy Key P 0 3
   Alan Mills P 0 0
   Jesse Orosco P 0 0
   Armando Benitez P 0 0
   Randy Myers P 0 0
Team Totals 31 4 10 4 8 7 41 .323 .475 .548 1.023 165 95 0.155 1.18 0.946 -0.790 -0.3 27 10
2B: C Ripken 2 (2, 2 off K Appier); E Davis (1, off R Veres); C Hoiles (1, off J Jacome).
HR: C Ripken (1, off K Appier, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
SH: M Bordick (1, off J Walker).
HBP: B Anderson (1, by K Appier).
TB: C Ripken 8; B Anderson 3; C Hoiles 2; E Davis 2; J Hammonds; R Palmeiro.
RBI: B Anderson (1); C Ripken (1); E Davis (1); J Reboulet (1).
2-out RBI: E Davis.
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 2 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Key-M Bordick-R Palmeiro.
E: M Bordick (1).
Baserunning
CS: J Hammonds (1, 2nd base by J Jacome POCS).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Kevin Appier 5 6 2 2 5 6 1 3.60 27 106 63 36 12 15 6 9 3 0 48 0.010 1.21 0.7
Jamie Walker, L (0-1) 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 0 13.50 3 11 7 6 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.017 1.72 0.2
Randy Veres 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 11 5 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 -0.168 1.69 -1.1
Jason Jacome 1.2 2 1 1 2 1 0 5.40 7 34 18 8 2 8 1 3 1 0 2 0 -0.023 1.00 0.2
Hipolito Pichardo 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.009 0.17 0.3
Team Totals 8 10 4 4 8 7 1 4.50 41 165 95 56 15 24 11 14 5 0 48 3 1 -0.155 1.18 0.3
R Veres faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jimmy Key, W (1-0) 6 4 2 0 1 4 0 0.00 24 76 47 26 10 11 13 5 1 0 63 0.087 1.30 1.2
Alan Mills, H (1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 2 13 8 5 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.077 1.49 0.4
Jesse Orosco, H (1) 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 3 15 8 3 0 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.022 1.87 0.1
Armando Benitez, H (1) 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 4 17 12 4 5 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.079 1.07 0.5
Randy Myers, S (1) 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 4 14 10 2 5 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.079 1.50 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 2 0 2 10 0 0.00 37 135 85 40 22 23 14 10 4 0 63 0 0 0.344 1.36 2.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Key (1; T Goodwin); K Appier (1; B Anderson).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Jacome (1; J Hammonds, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - John Shulock, 2B - Rick Reed, 3B - Tim Tschida.
Time of Game: 3:36.
Attendance: 46,588.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 61° F, Wind 15mph from Left to Right, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Baltimore Orioles
1 Jose Offerman 2B 1 Brady Anderson DH
2 Tom Goodwin CF 2 Mike Bordick SS
3 Bip Roberts LF 3 Rafael Palmeiro 1B
4 Jeff King 1B 4 Eric Davis RF
5 Jay Bell SS 5 Cal Ripken 3B
6 Joe Vitiello DH 6 B.J. Surhoff LF
7 Jermaine Dye RF 7 Jeffrey Hammonds CF
8 Craig Paquette 3B 8 Chris Hoiles C
9 Tim Spehr C 9 Jeff Reboulet 2B
Kevin Appier P Jimmy Key P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 0-2 1 12- 5,(3-1)  R KCR B. Roberts J. Key -16% 55% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Offerman Scores/unER; Goodwin to 3B
b6 2-2 2 --3 4,(2-1)  R BAL E. Davis R. Veres 16% 72% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Anderson Scores
b4 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R BAL C. Ripken K. Appier 12% 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t5 0-2 1 12- 2,(0-1)  OO KCR C. Paquette J. Key 11% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b7 3-2 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R BAL B. Anderson J. Jacome 10% 92% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Hoiles Scores; Reboulet to 3B

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' Jimmy Key facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman J. Key 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR T. Goodwin J. Key 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Roberts J. Key 1% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Kevin Appier facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  BAL B. Anderson K. Appier 3% 58% Hit By Pitch
b1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O BAL M. Bordick K. Appier -3% 55% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O BAL R. Palmeiro K. Appier -3% 52% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O BAL E. Davis K. Appier -2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jimmy Key facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. King J. Key 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Bell J. Key 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Vitiello J. Key 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Kevin Appier facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BAL C. Ripken K. Appier 6% 61% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
b2 0-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O BAL B. Surhoff K. Appier -2% 60% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Ripken to 3B
b2 0-0 1 --3 3,(0-2)  O BAL J. Hammonds K. Appier -6% 54% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O BAL C. Hoiles K. Appier -4% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jimmy Key facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Dye J. Key 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t3 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR C. Paquette J. Key 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR T. Spehr J. Key 1% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Kevin Appier facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL J. Reboulet K. Appier -3% 53% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b3 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  BAL B. Anderson K. Appier 3% 56% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b3 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BAL M. Bordick K. Appier -3% 53% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  BAL R. Palmeiro K. Appier 3% 56% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Bordick to 3B
b3 0-0 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O BAL E. Davis K. Appier -6% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jimmy Key facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Offerman J. Key -4% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Goodwin J. Key 2% 48% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Offerman to 2B
t4 0-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O KCR B. Roberts J. Key 4% 52% Groundout: P-1B (Short 1B Line); Offerman to 3B
t4 0-0 2 --3 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. King J. Key 5% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Kevin Appier facing 5-6-7
b4 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R BAL C. Ripken K. Appier 12% 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b4 1-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  BAL B. Surhoff K. Appier 3% 72% Walk
b4 1-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  BAL J. Hammonds K. Appier 5% 76% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Surhoff to 2B
b4 1-0 0 12- 5,(3-1)  BAL C. Hoiles K. Appier 6% 82% Walk; Surhoff to 3B; Hammonds to 2B
b4 1-0 0 123 7,(3-2)  R BAL J. Reboulet K. Appier 6% 88% Walk; Surhoff Scores; Hammonds to 3B; Hoiles to 2B
b4 2-0 0 123 5,(3-1)  O BAL B. Anderson K. Appier -4% 84% Popfly: SS
b4 2-0 1 123 7,(2-2)  O BAL M. Bordick K. Appier -5% 80% Popfly: 3B
b4 2-0 2 123 6,(2-2)  O BAL R. Palmeiro K. Appier -5% 75% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Orioles' Jimmy Key facing 5-6-7
t5 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Bell J. Key 3% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Vitiello J. Key -5% 73% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t5 0-2 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Dye J. Key -3% 69% Walk
t5 0-2 1 12- 2,(0-1)  OO KCR C. Paquette J. Key 11% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Kevin Appier facing 4-5-6
b5 2-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BAL E. Davis K. Appier -2% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 2-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  BAL C. Ripken K. Appier 3% 82% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b5 2-0 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  BAL B. Surhoff K. Appier 1% 83% Walk
b5 2-0 1 12- 5,(3-1)  BAL J. Hammonds K. Appier 4% 87% Walk; Ripken to 3B; Surhoff to 2B
b5 2-0 1 123 7,(2-2)  O BAL C. Hoiles K. Appier -5% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-0 2 123 4,(2-1)  O BAL J. Reboulet K. Appier -5% 77% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Orioles' Jimmy Key facing 9-1-2
t6 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Spehr J. Key 3% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Offerman J. Key -5% 75% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball); Offerman to 2B
t6 0-2 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  KCR T. Goodwin J. Key -4% 72% Hit By Pitch
t6 0-2 1 12- 5,(3-1)  R KCR B. Roberts J. Key -16% 55% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Offerman Scores/unER; Goodwin to 3B
t6 1-2 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO KCR J. King J. Key -1% 54% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF); Goodwin Scores/unER
t6 2-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Bell J. Key -3% 51% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Roberts to 2B
t6 2-2 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Vitiello J. Key 7% 58% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Jamie Walker facing 1-2-3
Jamie Walker replaces Kevin Appier pitching
b6 2-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  BAL B. Anderson J. Walker 5% 63% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 1B)
b6 2-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O BAL M. Bordick J. Walker -2% 61% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Anderson to 2B
b6 2-2 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O BAL R. Palmeiro J. Walker -4% 56% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Anderson to 3B
Randy Veres replaces Jamie Walker pitching
b6 2-2 2 --3 4,(2-1)  R BAL E. Davis R. Veres 16% 72% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Anderson Scores
b6 3-2 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  BAL C. Ripken R. Veres 1% 73% Walk
Jason Jacome replaces Randy Veres pitching
b6 3-2 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O BAL B. Surhoff J. Jacome -4% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Orioles' Alan Mills facing 7-8-9
Alan Mills replaces Jimmy Key pitching
t7 2-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Dye A. Mills 4% 73% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-3 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR C. Paquette A. Mills 3% 76% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
Jesse Orosco replaces Alan Mills pitching
Scott Cooper pinch hits for Tim Spehr (C) batting 9th
Mike Sweeney pinch hits for Scott Cooper batting 9th
t7 2-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Sweeney J. Orosco -2% 74% Walk
t7 2-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR J. Offerman J. Orosco -4% 70% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Sweeney to 2B
t7 2-3 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O KCR T. Goodwin J. Orosco 8% 79% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Jason Jacome facing 7-8-9
Mike Sweeney moves from PH to C
b7 3-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  BAL J. Hammonds J. Jacome 3% 81% Walk
b7 3-2 0 1-- 3,(2-1)  O BAL C. Hoiles J. Jacome -5% 76% Hammonds Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-2B)
b7 3-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  BAL C. Hoiles J. Jacome 4% 80% Double to CF (Line Drive)
b7 3-2 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  BAL J. Reboulet J. Jacome 1% 81% Walk
b7 3-2 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R BAL B. Anderson J. Jacome 10% 92% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Hoiles Scores; Reboulet to 3B
b7 4-2 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  OO BAL M. Bordick J. Jacome -6% 86% Fly Ball Double Play: RF-C (Short RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Orioles' Armando Benitez facing 3-4-5
Armando Benitez replaces Jesse Orosco pitching
Lenny Webster replaces Chris Hoiles playing C batting 8th
t8 2-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR B. Roberts A. Benitez 4% 90% Strikeout Swinging
t8 2-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. King A. Benitez 3% 92% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t8 2-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Bell A. Benitez -2% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t8 2-4 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Vitiello A. Benitez 4% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Jason Jacome facing 3-4-5
b8 4-2 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O BAL R. Palmeiro J. Jacome -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
Hipolito Pichardo replaces Jason Jacome pitching
b8 4-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BAL E. Davis H. Pichardo -1% 92% Flyball: CF
b8 4-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL C. Ripken H. Pichardo -0% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Orioles' Randy Myers facing 7-8-9
Randy Myers replaces Armando Benitez pitching
t9 2-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Dye R. Myers 4% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 2-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR C. Paquette R. Myers -5% 91% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t9 2-4 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney R. Myers 5% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 2-4 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Offerman R. Myers 4% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 4.

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  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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