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KCR
@BAL
2
1
ANA
@BOS
1
6
TEX
@CHW
5
3
OAK
@CLE
11
6
TBD
@DET
10
6
TBD
@DET
2
8
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@NYY
6
11
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@TOR
7
14
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@ARI
3
4
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@CIN
5
7
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@COL
3
7
PIT
@HOU
3
6
NYM
@LAD
4
3
MON
@SDP
3
1
PHI
@SFG
3
10
ATL
@STL
4
3
Saturday, August 29, 1998, 7:06
, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Attendance: 48,154, Time of Game: 2:52
Royals
2
63-73
 Won 2 
2nd, 11 GB
at Orioles
1
69-66
 Lost 6 
4th, 29½ GB
W: Brian Barber (2-1)
L: Mike Mussina (12-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
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Royals          0  1  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  8  0
Orioles         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  3  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Damon CF 3 0 1 1 2 0 5 .279 .342 .432 .774 16 7 0.030 1.00 0.097 -0.067 0.4 4 0 2B,GDP
Hal Morris DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .312 .346 .396 .742 12 8 -0.056 0.88 0.027 -0.083 -0.7
   Terry Pendleton PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .245 .286 .311 .598 1 1 -0.036 1.37 0.000 -0.036 -0.5
Jose Offerman 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .309 .404 .434 .838 25 15 -0.063 0.76 0.000 -0.063 -0.9 3 6
Dean Palmer 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .283 .332 .525 .857 23 16 -0.070 0.86 0.015 -0.085 -0.8 1 1
Larry Sutton LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .241 .308 .353 .660 11 5 0.010 0.87 0.047 -0.037 -0.0 1 0 IW
Jeff Conine 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .261 .318 .440 .758 15 8 -0.044 0.92 0.021 -0.065 -0.7 13 0
Jermaine Dye RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .238 .274 .343 .617 10 8 0.026 1.08 0.119 -0.093 0.1 2 0 CS
Sal Fasano C 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .227 .307 .384 .692 8 5 -0.011 1.18 0.049 -0.060 -0.1 0 0 2B
   Mike Sweeney PR-C 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .255 .320 .400 .720 10 5 0.013 0.57 0.027 -0.014 0.2 3 1 SB
Mendy Lopez SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .236 .280 .300 .580 12 9 0.008 0.77 0.078 -0.070 -0.1 0 2 2·2B
Brian Barber P 0 0
   Matt Whisenant P 0 1
   Jeff Montgomery P 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 8 2 5 3 38 .242 .342 .364 .706 143 87 -0.193 0.90 0.480 -0.673 -3.0 27 11
2B: M Lopez 2 (7, 1 off M Mussina, 1 off A Benitez); J Damon (25, off M Mussina); S Fasano (10, off M Mussina).
IBB: L Sutton (3, by M Mussina).
TB: M Lopez 4; S Fasano 2; J Damon 2; J Dye; H Morris; D Palmer; L Sutton.
GIDP: J Damon (4).
RBI: J Damon (49); J Dye (23).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Baserunning
SB: M Sweeney (2, 2nd base off A Rhodes/C Hoiles).
CS: J Dye (2, 2nd base by M Mussina/C Hoiles).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Roberto Alomar 2B 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .294 .361 .426 .788 5 5 -0.165 1.89 0.000 -0.165 -0.9 1 5
Brady Anderson CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .238 .352 .421 .773 7 6 -0.189 1.69 0.000 -0.189 -1.0 1 0
Harold Baines DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .312 .379 .458 .838 8 4 -0.131 1.53 0.016 -0.147 -0.5
Rafael Palmeiro 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .294 .379 .590 .969 11 8 -0.156 1.48 0.000 -0.156 -0.9 13 0
Cal Ripken 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .277 .343 .400 .743 14 6 -0.068 1.15 0.035 -0.103 -0.3 1 0 2B
B.J. Surhoff LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .274 .327 .445 .772 9 6 -0.088 1.05 0.000 -0.088 -0.6 2 0
Chris Hoiles C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .267 .369 .471 .841 10 8 0.037 1.13 0.080 -0.042 0.0 3 2
   Danny Clyburn PR-RF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rich Becker RF 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .207 .354 .353 .707 7 3 0.039 1.08 0.059 -0.019 0.2 3 0
   Lenny Webster PH-C 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .269 .297 .429 .726 3 2 0.121 3.07 0.121 0.000 0.6 0 0
Mike Bordick SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .257 .324 .388 .712 6 4 -0.092 2.34 0.000 -0.092 -0.6 3 6 SH
Mike Mussina P 0 0
   Arthur Rhodes P 0 0
   Alan Mills P 0 0
   Armando Benitez P 0 0
   Jesse Orosco P 0 0
Team Totals 29 1 3 1 2 2 32 .103 .161 .138 .299 80 52 -0.692 1.55 0.311 -1.001 -4.0 27 13
2B: C Ripken (24, off B Barber).
SH: M Bordick (13, off M Whisenant).
TB: C Ripken 2; L Webster; C Hoiles.
RBI: R Alomar (46).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Alomar-M Bordick-R Palmeiro.

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
Brian Barber, W (2-1) 7 2 1 1 2 2 0 6.00 25 64 41 30 3 8 8 13 3 0 69 0.389 1.05 3.5
Matt Whisenant, H (15) 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.11 6 13 10 8 0 2 5 1 0 0 1 1 0.252 3.57 0.4
Jeff Montgomery, S (30) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.29 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.052 1.95 0.1
Team Totals 9 3 1 1 2 2 0 1.00 32 80 52 39 3 10 13 15 3 0 69 1 1 0.693 1.55 4.0
B Barber faced 1 batter in the 8th 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
Mike Mussina, L (12-8) 6 6 2 2 2 1 0 3.51 24 86 56 40 4 12 11 10 3 0 51 0.075 0.98 1.3
Arthur Rhodes 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 3.36 5 27 14 6 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.040 0.81 0.6
Alan Mills 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.59 4 16 9 6 0 3 0 4 1 0 0 0 0.033 0.56 0.6
Armando Benitez 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.50 4 14 7 4 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.008 0.69 0.1
Jesse Orosco 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.81 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0.036 1.37 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 5 3 0 2.00 38 144 87 57 11 19 14 16 5 0 51 2 0 0.192 0.90 3.0
Balks: None.
WP: M Mussina (8).
HBP: None.
IBB: M Mussina (3; L Sutton).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Shulock, 1B - Tim Tschida, 2B - Rick Reed, 3B - Ed Hickox.
Time of Game: 2:52.
Attendance: 48,154.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 92° F, Wind 12mph from Right to Left, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Baltimore Orioles
1 Johnny Damon CF 1 Roberto Alomar 2B
2 Hal Morris DH 2 Brady Anderson CF
3 Jose Offerman 2B 3 Harold Baines DH
4 Dean Palmer 3B 4 Rafael Palmeiro 1B
5 Larry Sutton LF 5 Cal Ripken 3B
6 Jeff Conine 1B 6 B.J. Surhoff LF
7 Jermaine Dye RF 7 Chris Hoiles C
8 Sal Fasano C 8 Rich Becker RF
9 Mendy Lopez SS 9 Mike Bordick SS
Brian Barber P Mike Mussina P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 0-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  BAL L. Webster M. Whisenant -12% 62% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Clyburn to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- 3,(0-2)  R KCR J. Dye M. Mussina 12% 66% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF); Sutton Scores; Conine to 3B
b8 1-2 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O BAL B. Anderson M. Whisenant 12% 83% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b9 1-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL H. Baines M. Whisenant 9% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t3 1-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Damon M. Mussina 9% 75% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Lopez Scores

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' Mike Mussina facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Damon M. Mussina -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR H. Morris M. Mussina -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Offerman M. Mussina -1% 45% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Brian Barber facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL R. Alomar B. Barber 2% 47% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BAL B. Anderson B. Barber 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL H. Baines B. Barber 1% 50% Foul Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Mike Mussina facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. Palmer M. Mussina -2% 48% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR L. Sutton M. Mussina 3% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  KCR J. Conine M. Mussina 2% 52% Wild Pitch; Sutton to 2B
t2 0-0 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  KCR J. Conine M. Mussina 2% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 1 12- 3,(0-2)  R KCR J. Dye M. Mussina 12% 66% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF); Sutton Scores; Conine to 3B
t2 1-0 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  O KCR S. Fasano M. Mussina -6% 60% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Lopez M. Mussina -5% 55% Dye Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Brian Barber facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL R. Palmeiro B. Barber 3% 58% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b2 0-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O BAL C. Ripken B. Barber 2% 59% Popfly: 2B
b2 0-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O BAL B. Surhoff B. Barber 1% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Mike Mussina facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Lopez M. Mussina 6% 66% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line)
t3 1-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Damon M. Mussina 9% 75% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Lopez Scores
t3 2-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR H. Morris M. Mussina -3% 72% Flyball: CF
t3 2-0 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Offerman M. Mussina -2% 69% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF); Damon to 3B
t3 2-0 2 --3 10,(3-2)  O KCR D. Palmer M. Mussina -3% 66% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Brian Barber facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O BAL C. Hoiles B. Barber 3% 69% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b3 0-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BAL R. Becker B. Barber 2% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O BAL M. Bordick B. Barber 1% 72% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Orioles' Mike Mussina facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR L. Sutton M. Mussina -2% 70% Flyball: RF
t4 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Conine M. Mussina -1% 69% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t4 2-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Dye M. Mussina -1% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Brian Barber facing 1-2-3
b4 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL R. Alomar B. Barber 3% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL B. Anderson B. Barber 2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b4 0-2 2 --- 4,(3-0)  BAL H. Baines B. Barber -2% 71% Walk
b4 0-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BAL R. Palmeiro B. Barber 3% 74% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Orioles' Mike Mussina facing 8-9-1
t5 2-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR S. Fasano M. Mussina 5% 79% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
Mike Sweeney pinch runs for Sal Fasano (C) batting 8th
t5 2-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Lopez M. Mussina -5% 74% Fielder's Choice C; Sweeney out at 2B/C-SS; Lopez to 1B
t5 2-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR J. Damon M. Mussina -4% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Brian Barber facing 5-6-7
Mike Sweeney moves from PR to C
b5 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BAL C. Ripken B. Barber 3% 73% Flyball: CF
b5 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL B. Surhoff B. Barber 2% 75% Flyball: CF
b5 0-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL C. Hoiles B. Barber 1% 77% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Orioles' Mike Mussina facing 2-3-4
t6 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR H. Morris M. Mussina 3% 80% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
t6 2-0 0 1-- 7,(2-2)  O KCR J. Offerman M. Mussina -1% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B); Morris to 2B
t6 2-0 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O KCR D. Palmer M. Mussina -3% 75% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t6 2-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR L. Sutton M. Mussina 1% 76% Intentional Walk
t6 2-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Conine M. Mussina -4% 73% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Brian Barber facing 8-9-1
b6 0-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  BAL R. Becker B. Barber -6% 67% Walk
b6 0-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BAL M. Bordick B. Barber 5% 72% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
b6 0-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O BAL R. Alomar B. Barber 5% 77% Flyball: RF
b6 0-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BAL B. Anderson B. Barber 4% 81% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Orioles' Arthur Rhodes facing 7-8-9
Arthur Rhodes replaces Mike Mussina pitching
t7 2-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Dye A. Rhodes -2% 79% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Sweeney A. Rhodes 2% 81% Walk
t7 2-0 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  O KCR M. Lopez A. Rhodes -2% 78% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  KCR J. Damon A. Rhodes 1% 79% Sweeney Steals 2B
t7 2-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Damon A. Rhodes 1% 80% Walk
t7 2-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O KCR H. Morris A. Rhodes -3% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Brian Barber facing 3-4-5
b7 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BAL H. Baines B. Barber 4% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 0-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BAL R. Palmeiro B. Barber 3% 84% Strikeout Swinging
b7 0-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  BAL C. Ripken B. Barber -4% 80% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b7 0-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O BAL B. Surhoff B. Barber 5% 85% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Orioles' Alan Mills facing 3-4-5
Alan Mills replaces Arthur Rhodes pitching
t8 2-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Offerman A. Mills -1% 84% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t8 2-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR D. Palmer A. Mills 1% 85% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
t8 2-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR L. Sutton A. Mills -2% 84% Flyball: LF
t8 2-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Conine A. Mills -2% 82% Lineout: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Brian Barber facing 7-8-9
b8 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  BAL C. Hoiles B. Barber -8% 74% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
Matt Whisenant replaces Brian Barber pitching
Lenny Webster pinch hits for Rich Becker (RF) batting 8th
Danny Clyburn pinch runs for Chris Hoiles (C) batting 7th
b8 0-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  BAL L. Webster M. Whisenant -12% 62% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Clyburn to 2B
b8 0-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O BAL M. Bordick M. Whisenant 3% 64% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice (Weak SS-2B); Clyburn to 3B; Webster to 2B
b8 0-2 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RO BAL R. Alomar M. Whisenant 7% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B; Clyburn Scores; Webster to 3B
b8 1-2 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O BAL B. Anderson M. Whisenant 12% 83% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 1.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Orioles' Armando Benitez facing 7-8-9
Armando Benitez replaces Alan Mills pitching
Lenny Webster moves from PH to C
Danny Clyburn moves from PR to RF
t9 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-1)  O KCR J. Dye A. Benitez -2% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 2-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney A. Benitez -1% 79% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t9 2-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Lopez A. Benitez 2% 81% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
t9 2-1 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Damon A. Benitez 1% 82% Walk
Jesse Orosco replaces Armando Benitez pitching
Terry Pendleton pinch hits for Hal Morris (DH) batting 2nd
t9 2-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Pendleton J. Orosco -4% 78% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Matt Whisenant facing 3-4-5
b9 1-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL H. Baines M. Whisenant 9% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b9 1-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BAL R. Palmeiro M. Whisenant 7% 95% Foul Popfly: C
Jeff Montgomery replaces Matt Whisenant pitching
b9 1-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O BAL C. Ripken J. Montgomery 5% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 1.

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  • 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.

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