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Scores
Standings
KCR
@BOS
10
2
OAK
@CAL
10
5
MIL
@CHW
5
4
TOR
@CLE
8
7
 
(10)
SEA
@MIN
5
13
DET
@NYY
2
8
PHI
@MON
4
3
NYM
@PIT
6
9
CIN
@SDP
12
3
LAD
@SFG
3
4
Monday, April 20, 1987,
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 35,486, Time of Game: 2:26
Royals
10
6-6
 Won 1 
3rd, 2½ GB
at Red Sox
2
6-7
 Lost 1 
6th, 7 GB
L: Bruce Hurst (2-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  1  3   0  0  4   2  0  0   10 13  0
Red Sox         1  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  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 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .259 .273 .296 .569 -0.050 0.49 0.007 -0.056 -0.7 3 0
Kevin Seitzer 3B 5 1 2 2 0 1 5 .447 .527 .745 1.272 0.050 0.52 0.086 -0.036 1.6 0 3 3B
Frank White 2B 5 1 1 2 0 0 5 .191 .296 .277 .573 0.130 0.46 0.161 -0.031 0.9 3 6 HR
Danny Tartabull RF 5 2 2 1 0 1 5 .275 .321 .373 .694 0.079 0.36 0.100 -0.021 0.8 1 0 HR
Hal McRae DH 3 2 2 1 2 1 5 .667 .800 1.000 1.800 0.081 0.41 0.081 0.000 2.0 2B
Bo Jackson LF 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .354 .380 .604 .984 0.070 0.63 0.107 -0.037 0.6 2 0 2B
Steve Balboni 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .209 .292 .372 .664 -0.077 0.74 0.000 -0.077 -1.6 13 2
Angel Salazar SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .400 .400 .520 .920 -0.024 0.66 0.030 -0.054 0.9 1 1 2B
Larry Owen C 3 1 1 2 0 2 4 .200 .250 .500 .750 0.103 0.63 0.119 -0.015 0.5 2 0 HR,SF
Bret Saberhagen P 1 4
   Dan Quisenberry P 1 0
Team Totals 39 10 13 10 2 6 42 .333 .357 .692 1.049 0.362 0.54 0.691 -0.327 4.9 27 16
2B: B Jackson (3, off B Hurst); H McRae (1, off S Crawford); A Salazar (3, off S Crawford).
3B: K Seitzer (4, off S Crawford).
HR: D Tartabull (1, off B Hurst, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); L Owen (1, off B Hurst, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); F White (1, off B Hurst, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
SF: L Owen (1, off B Hurst).
TB: D Tartabull 5; L Owen 4; F White 4; K Seitzer 4; B Jackson 3; H McRae 3; A Salazar 3; W Wilson.
RBI: F White 2 (6); L Owen 2 (2); K Seitzer 2 (9); H McRae (1); B Jackson (14); A Salazar (2); D Tartabull (5).
2-out RBI: K Seitzer 2; A Salazar.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 10.

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Wade Boggs 3B 4 2 3 0 0 0 4 .319 .429 .489 .918 0.087 0.60 0.089 -0.002 0.7 0 4
Ed Romero 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .257 .297 .257 .554 -0.101 1.00 0.000 -0.101 -1.2 1 4
Bill Buckner 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .261 .261 .348 .609 -0.023 0.92 0.039 -0.062 -0.3 13 1
Jim Rice LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .208 .296 .396 .692 0.018 1.05 0.069 -0.051 -0.1 1 0 HBP
Don Baylor DH 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .333 .434 .622 1.056 0.140 1.23 0.182 -0.042 1.5
Dwight Evans RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .250 .377 .455 .832 -0.047 1.17 0.037 -0.084 -0.7 1 0
Dave Henderson CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .205 .300 .455 .755 -0.122 1.15 0.000 -0.122 -1.6 3 0
Danny Sheaffer C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .267 .267 .533 .800 -0.053 0.68 0.000 -0.053 -0.6 6 0
   Mike Greenwell PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .200 .400 .600 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.2
Glenn Hoffman SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.036 0.34 0.000 -0.036 -0.5 1 6
Bruce Hurst P 0 0
   Steve Crawford P 1 0
Team Totals 34 2 7 2 1 2 36 .206 .250 .206 .456 -0.137 0.89 0.416 -0.553 -3.1 27 15
HBP: J Rice (2, by B Saberhagen).
TB: W Boggs 3; D Baylor 2; J Rice; B Buckner.
RBI: D Baylor 2 (11).
2-out RBI: D Baylor 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 5.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen, W (3-0) 8 7 2 2 1 1 0 1.44 33 60 0.137 0.97 2.5
Dan Quisenberry 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.6
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 1 2 0 2.00 36 60 0 0 0.138 0.89 3.1

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bruce Hurst, L (2-1) 5.2 9 8 8 2 2 3 5.23 28 19 -0.294 0.76 -3.1
Steve Crawford 3.1 4 2 2 0 4 0 7.62 14 2 2 -0.069 0.09 -1.8
Team Totals 9 13 10 10 2 6 3 10.00 42 19 2 2 -0.363 0.54 -4.9
Balks: None.
WP: B Saberhagen (1).
HBP: B Saberhagen (1; J Rice).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Nick Bremigan, 1B - Al Clark, 2B - Derryl Cousins, 3B - Jim Evans.
Time of Game: 2:26.
Attendance: 35,486.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Boston Red Sox
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Wade Boggs 3B
2 Kevin Seitzer 3B 2 Ed Romero 2B
3 Frank White 2B 3 Bill Buckner 1B
4 Danny Tartabull RF 4 Jim Rice LF
5 Hal McRae DH 5 Don Baylor DH
6 Bo Jackson LF 6 Dwight Evans RF
7 Steve Balboni 1B 7 Dave Henderson CF
8 Angel Salazar SS 8 Danny Sheaffer C
9 Larry Owen C 9 Glenn Hoffman SS
Bret Saberhagen P Bruce Hurst P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 2-1 1 1-- RR KCR F. White B. Hurst 16% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Seitzer Scores
t3 1-1 0 --- R KCR L. Owen B. Hurst 11% 61% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t2 0-1 0 --- R KCR D. Tartabull B. Hurst 10% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b1 0-0 2 12- R BOS D. Baylor B. Saberhagen -9% 37% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Boggs Scores; Rice to 2B
t6 4-2 0 1-- R KCR B. Jackson B. Hurst 9% 88% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); McRae 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, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Hurst -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR K. Seitzer B. Hurst -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR F. White B. Hurst -1% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- BOS W. Boggs B. Saberhagen -3% 42% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 0-0 0 1-- O BOS E. Romero B. Saberhagen 3% 45% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 1-- O BOS B. Buckner B. Saberhagen 3% 48% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 1-- BOS J. Rice B. Saberhagen -2% 46% Hit By Pitch; Boggs to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- R BOS D. Baylor B. Saberhagen -9% 37% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Boggs Scores; Rice to 2B
b1 1-0 2 12- BOS D. Evans B. Saberhagen -1% 35% Wild Pitch; Rice to 3B; Baylor to 2B
b1 1-0 2 -23 O BOS D. Evans B. Saberhagen 5% 40% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- R KCR D. Tartabull B. Hurst 10% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t2 1-1 0 --- KCR H. McRae B. Hurst 4% 54% Walk
t2 1-1 0 1-- O KCR B. Jackson B. Hurst -4% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t2 1-1 1 1-- O KCR S. Balboni B. Hurst -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B; Jackson to 2B
t2 1-1 2 -2- O KCR A. Salazar B. Hurst -3% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 7-8-9
b2 1-1 0 --- O BOS D. Henderson B. Saberhagen 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 1-1 1 --- O BOS D. Sheaffer B. Saberhagen 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 1-1 2 --- O BOS G. Hoffman B. Saberhagen 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 9-1-2
t3 1-1 0 --- R KCR L. Owen B. Hurst 11% 61% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t3 2-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Hurst -2% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 2-1 1 --- KCR K. Seitzer B. Hurst 2% 61% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t3 2-1 1 1-- RR KCR F. White B. Hurst 16% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Seitzer Scores
t3 4-1 1 --- O KCR D. Tartabull B. Hurst -1% 76% Strikeout Looking
t3 4-1 2 --- KCR H. McRae B. Hurst 1% 76% Walk
t3 4-1 2 1-- KCR B. Jackson B. Hurst 2% 78% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); McRae to 3B
t3 4-1 2 1-3 O KCR S. Balboni B. Hurst -3% 75% Lineout: SS
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
b3 1-4 0 --- BOS W. Boggs B. Saberhagen -4% 71% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b3 1-4 0 1-- O BOS E. Romero B. Saberhagen 4% 75% Lineout: LF
b3 1-4 1 1-- BOS B. Buckner B. Saberhagen -4% 71% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B); Boggs to 2B
b3 1-4 1 12- O BOS J. Rice B. Saberhagen 5% 76% Flyball: CF
b3 1-4 2 12- R BOS D. Baylor B. Saberhagen -9% 67% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Boggs Scores; Buckner to 2B
b3 2-4 2 12- BOS D. Evans B. Saberhagen -4% 63% Walk; Buckner to 3B; Baylor to 2B
b3 2-4 2 123 O BOS D. Henderson B. Saberhagen 9% 72% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 8-9-1
t4 4-2 0 --- O KCR A. Salazar B. Hurst -2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 4-2 1 --- O KCR L. Owen B. Hurst -1% 68% Strikeout
t4 4-2 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Hurst -1% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
b4 2-4 0 --- O BOS D. Sheaffer B. Saberhagen 3% 71% Groundout: P-1B
b4 2-4 1 --- O BOS G. Hoffman B. Saberhagen 2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 2-4 2 --- BOS W. Boggs B. Saberhagen -2% 71% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b4 2-4 2 1-- O BOS E. Romero B. Saberhagen 3% 74% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 2-3-4
t5 4-2 0 --- O KCR K. Seitzer B. Hurst -2% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 4-2 1 --- O KCR F. White B. Hurst -1% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 4-2 2 --- O KCR D. Tartabull B. Hurst -1% 70% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 3-4-5
b5 2-4 0 --- O BOS B. Buckner B. Saberhagen 3% 73% Groundout: 1B-P
b5 2-4 1 --- BOS J. Rice B. Saberhagen -4% 69% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b5 2-4 1 1-- O BOS D. Baylor B. Saberhagen 4% 73% Flyball: SS
b5 2-4 2 1-- O BOS D. Evans B. Saberhagen 3% 77% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 5-6-7
t6 4-2 0 --- KCR H. McRae B. Hurst 3% 79% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
t6 4-2 0 1-- R KCR B. Jackson B. Hurst 9% 88% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); McRae Scores
t6 5-2 0 -2- O KCR S. Balboni B. Hurst -2% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 5-2 1 -2- KCR A. Salazar B. Hurst 2% 89% Single to P (Ground Ball to P's Right); Jackson to 3B
t6 5-2 1 1-3 RO KCR L. Owen B. Hurst 1% 90% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Jackson Scores
t6 6-2 2 1-- KCR W. Wilson B. Hurst 1% 91% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Salazar to 2B
Steve Crawford replaces Bruce Hurst pitching
t6 6-2 2 12- RR KCR K. Seitzer S. Crawford 6% 97% Triple to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Salazar Scores; Wilson Scores
t6 8-2 2 --3 O KCR F. White S. Crawford -1% 96% Flyball: CF
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-8, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 7-8-9
b6 2-8 0 --- O BOS D. Henderson B. Saberhagen 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 2-8 1 --- O BOS D. Sheaffer B. Saberhagen 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 2-8 2 --- O BOS G. Hoffman B. Saberhagen 0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-2, Red Sox' Steve Crawford facing 4-5-6
t7 8-2 0 --- KCR D. Tartabull S. Crawford 0% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B)
t7 8-2 0 1-- R KCR H. McRae S. Crawford 1% 99% Double to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Tartabull Scores
t7 9-2 0 -2- O KCR B. Jackson S. Crawford -0% 99% Strikeout
t7 9-2 1 -2- O KCR S. Balboni S. Crawford -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B; McRae to 3B
t7 9-2 2 --3 R KCR A. Salazar S. Crawford 1% 99% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); McRae Scores
t7 10-2 2 -2- O KCR L. Owen S. Crawford -0% 99% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 10, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-10, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
b7 2-10 0 --- O BOS W. Boggs B. Saberhagen 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b7 2-10 1 --- O BOS E. Romero B. Saberhagen 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b7 2-10 2 --- O BOS B. Buckner B. Saberhagen 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 10, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 10-2, Red Sox' Steve Crawford facing 1-2-3
t8 10-2 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson S. Crawford -0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
t8 10-2 1 --- O KCR K. Seitzer S. Crawford -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t8 10-2 2 --- O KCR F. White S. Crawford -0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 10, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-10, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
b8 2-10 0 --- O BOS J. Rice B. Saberhagen 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b8 2-10 1 --- O BOS D. Baylor B. Saberhagen 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
b8 2-10 2 --- O BOS D. Evans B. Saberhagen 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 10, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 10-2, Red Sox' Steve Crawford facing 4-5-6
t9 10-2 0 --- O KCR D. Tartabull S. Crawford 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 10-2 1 --- O KCR H. McRae S. Crawford -0% 100% Strikeout
t9 10-2 2 --- O KCR B. Jackson S. Crawford 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 10, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-10, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 7-8-9
Dan Quisenberry replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
b9 2-10 0 --- O BOS D. Henderson D. Quisenberry 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
Mike Greenwell pinch hits for Danny Sheaffer (C) batting 8th
b9 2-10 1 --- O BOS M. Greenwell D. Quisenberry 0% 100% Strikeout
b9 2-10 2 --- O BOS G. Hoffman D. Quisenberry 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 10, Red Sox 2.

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