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Tuesday, May 3, 1988, 7:35
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 21,602, Time of Game: 3:03
Royals
9
14-11
 Won 2 
2nd, 4½ GB
at Red Sox
3
14-9
 Lost 3 
3rd, 2½ GB
L: Oil Can Boyd (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  2   0  4  0   1  1  1    9 10  0
Red Sox         0  0  1   0  2  0   0  0  0    3  9  2

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 5 1 1 0 0 3 .273 .662 24 19 0.028 0.93 0.106 -0.078 0.1 5 0 SB
Bill Pecota 3B 4 2 2 3 1 0 .167 .702 17 9 0.160 0.84 0.166 -0.006 2.3 0 1 HR,SB
George Brett 1B 5 2 3 2 0 0 .330 .974 17 11 0.164 0.71 0.198 -0.034 2.2 8 0 2·2B
Jim Eisenreich RF 5 1 0 0 0 1 .208 .488 17 11 -0.035 0.69 0.036 -0.071 -0.1 2 0 SB
Frank White 2B 5 0 1 1 0 1 .207 .523 22 14 -0.009 0.51 0.038 -0.046 -0.2 4 4
Thad Bosley DH 5 0 0 1 0 1 .190 .440 14 12 -0.033 0.47 0.010 -0.043 -0.7
Bo Jackson LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 .277 .789 18 11 0.009 0.44 0.029 -0.020 0.1 2 0 SB
Jamie Quirk C 4 1 1 1 0 1 .167 .585 19 13 -0.037 0.54 0.020 -0.057 0.1 4 1 HR
Kurt Stillwell SS 3 2 1 0 1 0 .280 .789 12 8 0.092 0.60 0.105 -0.012 0.6 2 4 2B
Bret Saberhagen P 0 1
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 2
Team Totals 39 9 10 8 3 8 .256 .797 160 108 0.339 0.66 0.708 -0.367 4.4 27 13
2B: G Brett 2 (8, 1 off O Boyd, 1 off D Lamp); K Stillwell (5, off O Boyd).
HR: B Pecota (1, off M Smithson; 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF); J Quirk (2, off M Smithson; 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF).
TB: B Pecota 5; G Brett 5; J Quirk 4; K Stillwell 2; B Jackson; W Wilson; F White.
RBI: B Pecota 3 (3); G Brett 2 (21); J Quirk (3); F White (10); T Bosley (2).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Quisenberry-F White-G Brett; F White-K Stillwell-G Brett.
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (5, 2nd base off O Boyd/R Cerone); J Eisenreich (5, 2nd base off D Lamp/R Cerone); B Pecota (1, 2nd base off O Boyd/R Cerone); B Jackson (7, 2nd base off O Boyd/R Cerone).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brady Anderson CF 5 0 2 1 0 1 .263 .701 24 18 0.002 1.01 0.072 -0.070 0.4 2 0
Marty Barrett 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .606 18 14 -0.128 0.97 0.000 -0.128 -1.6 2 4
Wade Boggs 3B 4 0 3 1 0 0 .329 .843 11 10 0.162 0.99 0.173 -0.011 1.5 0 1
Dwight Evans 1B 3 0 0 1 0 1 .229 .603 13 9 -0.087 1.22 0.000 -0.087 -0.7 10 0 SF
Mike Greenwell RF 2 0 1 0 2 0 .316 .917 18 7 0.057 1.09 0.088 -0.030 0.8 0 0
Jim Rice LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .266 .598 8 6 -0.047 1.62 0.092 -0.139 -0.8 2 0 GDP
Sam Horn DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .389 14 11 -0.104 0.81 0.000 -0.104 -1.1
Rick Cerone C 3 1 0 0 1 0 .395 1.018 11 6 -0.116 0.81 0.024 -0.140 -1.2 7 1 GDP
Jody Reed SS 3 2 2 0 1 0 .150 .411 12 6 0.099 0.62 0.100 -0.001 1.0 4 4
Oil Can Boyd P 0 0
   Dennis Lamp P 0 0
   Mike Smithson P 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 9 3 4 5 .273 .615 129 87 -0.162 1.01 0.549 -0.710 -1.6 27 10
SF: D Evans (3, off B Saberhagen).
TB: W Boggs 3; J Reed 2; B Anderson 2; M Greenwell; J Rice.
GIDP: R Cerone (1); J Rice (1).
RBI: W Boggs (8); D Evans (11); B Anderson (4).
2-out RBI: W Boggs.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
E: D Evans (4); M Smithson (1).

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
Bret Saberhagen, W (4-2) 7 7 3 3 4 4 0 3.75 31 112 75 48 8 19 11 12 4 0 51 0.144 1.21 0.6
Dan Quisenberry 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.70 7 17 12 7 1 4 3 3 2 0 0 0 0.018 0.17 1.0
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 4 5 0 3.00 38 129 87 55 9 23 14 15 6 0 51 0 0 0.162 1.01 1.6

Boston Red Sox

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
Oil Can Boyd, L (2-2) 4.1 5 6 5 3 4 0 4.20 22 82 51 35 7 9 6 9 3 0 32 -0.259 0.99 -2.7
Dennis Lamp 2 3 1 1 0 2 0 2.08 9 34 24 14 3 7 5 2 2 0 2 2 -0.068 0.50 -1.1
Mike Smithson 2.2 2 2 2 0 2 2 7.36 11 44 33 24 6 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 -0.011 0.06 -0.7
Team Totals 9 10 9 8 3 8 2 8.00 42 160 108 73 16 19 14 17 5 0 32 2 2 -0.338 0.66 -4.4
Balks: O Boyd (1); D Lamp (1).
WP: D Lamp (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Nick Bremigan, 1B - Rich Garcia, 2B - Rick Reed, 3B - John Hirschbeck.
Time of Game: 3:03.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 58° F, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Boston Red Sox
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Brady Anderson CF
2 Bill Pecota 3B 2 Marty Barrett 2B
3 George Brett 1B 3 Wade Boggs 3B
4 Jim Eisenreich RF 4 Dwight Evans 1B
5 Frank White 2B 5 Mike Greenwell RF
6 Thad Bosley DH 6 Jim Rice LF
7 Bo Jackson LF 7 Sam Horn DH
8 Jamie Quirk C 8 Rick Cerone C
9 Kurt Stillwell SS 9 Jody Reed SS
Bret Saberhagen P Oil Can Boyd P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO BOS R. Cerone B. Saberhagen 12% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b3 0-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R BOS W. Boggs B. Saberhagen -10% 60% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Reed Scores
t3 0-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR B. Pecota O. Boyd 9% 61% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Stillwell Scores
t5 2-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR W. Wilson O. Boyd 9% 77% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Stillwell to 3B
b2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  BOS J. Rice B. Saberhagen -9% 32% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Greenwell 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, Red Sox' Oil Can Boyd facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR W. Wilson O. Boyd -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR B. Pecota O. Boyd 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  KCR G. Brett O. Boyd 2% 52% Pecota Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O KCR G. Brett O. Boyd -3% 48% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O KCR J. Eisenreich O. Boyd -3% 45% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 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 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS B. Anderson B. Saberhagen 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS M. Barrett B. Saberhagen 2% 49% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS W. Boggs B. Saberhagen -1% 48% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS D. Evans B. Saberhagen 2% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Oil Can Boyd facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR F. White O. Boyd -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR T. Bosley O. Boyd -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR B. Jackson O. Boyd 1% 47% Walk
t2 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Quirk O. Boyd 1% 48% Jackson Steals 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Quirk O. Boyd -3% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS M. Greenwell B. Saberhagen -4% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  BOS J. Rice B. Saberhagen -9% 32% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Greenwell to 3B
b2 0-0 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  O BOS S. Horn B. Saberhagen 6% 38% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b2 0-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO BOS R. Cerone B. Saberhagen 12% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Oil Can Boyd facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR K. Stillwell O. Boyd 7% 57% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t3 0-0 0 -2- 6,(1-2)  O KCR W. Wilson O. Boyd -5% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR B. Pecota O. Boyd 9% 61% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Stillwell Scores
t3 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR G. Brett O. Boyd 2% 63% Balk; Pecota to 2B
t3 1-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  R KCR G. Brett O. Boyd 8% 72% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Pecota Scores
t3 2-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Eisenreich O. Boyd -2% 69% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
t3 2-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O KCR F. White O. Boyd -2% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Reed B. Saberhagen -4% 63% Walk
b3 0-2 0 1-- 6,(1-2)  O BOS B. Anderson B. Saberhagen 2% 65% Groundout: P-1B; Reed to 2B
b3 0-2 1 -2- 6,(1-2)  O BOS M. Barrett B. Saberhagen 4% 69% Lineout: 1B
b3 0-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R BOS W. Boggs B. Saberhagen -10% 60% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Reed Scores
b3 1-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Evans B. Saberhagen 3% 62% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Red Sox' Oil Can Boyd facing 6-7-8
t4 2-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR T. Bosley O. Boyd -2% 60% Popfly: SS
t4 2-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR B. Jackson O. Boyd -2% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Quirk O. Boyd -1% 57% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
b4 1-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS M. Greenwell B. Saberhagen 3% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Rice B. Saberhagen 2% 63% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b4 1-2 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS S. Horn B. Saberhagen 1% 64% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Red Sox' Oil Can Boyd facing 9-1-2
t5 2-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR K. Stillwell O. Boyd 4% 68% Walk
t5 2-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR W. Wilson O. Boyd 9% 77% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Stillwell to 3B
t5 2-1 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  KCR B. Pecota O. Boyd 1% 78% Wilson Steals 2B
t5 2-1 0 -23 3,(1-1)  RO KCR B. Pecota O. Boyd 1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B; Stillwell Scores; Wilson to 3B
t5 3-1 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R KCR G. Brett O. Boyd 6% 85% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Wilson Scores
t5 4-1 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  KCR J. Eisenreich O. Boyd 3% 87% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Brett to 3B; Eisenreich to 1B
Dennis Lamp replaces Oil Can Boyd pitching
t5 4-1 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  KCR F. White D. Lamp 1% 88% Eisenreich Steals 2B
t5 4-1 1 -23 5,(2-2)  R KCR F. White D. Lamp 4% 92% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Brett Scores; Eisenreich to 3B
t5 5-1 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO KCR T. Bosley D. Lamp 1% 93% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Eisenreich Scores/unER
t5 6-1 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  KCR B. Jackson D. Lamp 1% 94% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Bosley to 3B
t5 6-1 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Quirk D. Lamp -1% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
b5 1-6 0 --- 7,(3-2)  BOS R. Cerone B. Saberhagen -2% 90% Walk
b5 1-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS J. Reed B. Saberhagen -4% 86% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Cerone to 2B
b5 1-6 0 12- 4,(0-2)  R BOS B. Anderson B. Saberhagen -7% 79% Single to LF (Line Drive); Cerone Scores; Reed to 2B
b5 2-6 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Barrett B. Saberhagen 5% 84% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b5 2-6 1 12- 3,(0-2)  BOS W. Boggs B. Saberhagen -6% 78% Single to LF (Line Drive); Reed to 3B; Anderson to 2B
b5 2-6 1 123 2,(0-1)  RO BOS D. Evans B. Saberhagen 3% 81% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF-RF); Reed Scores; Anderson to 3B
b5 3-6 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  BOS M. Greenwell B. Saberhagen -3% 78% Walk; Boggs to 2B
b5 3-6 2 123 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Rice B. Saberhagen 9% 86% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Red Sox' Dennis Lamp facing 9-1-2
t6 6-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR K. Stillwell D. Lamp -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 6-3 1 --- 7,(1-2)  O KCR W. Wilson D. Lamp -1% 85% Strikeout Looking
t6 6-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR B. Pecota D. Lamp -1% 84% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 7-8-9
b6 3-6 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS S. Horn B. Saberhagen 3% 87% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b6 3-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS R. Cerone B. Saberhagen 2% 88% Flyball: CF (Short CF-RF)
b6 3-6 2 --- 4,(2-1)  BOS J. Reed B. Saberhagen -1% 87% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b6 3-6 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O BOS B. Anderson B. Saberhagen 2% 90% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Red Sox' Dennis Lamp facing 3-4-5
t7 6-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR G. Brett D. Lamp 3% 92% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to LF Line)
t7 6-3 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Eisenreich D. Lamp -0% 92% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Brett to 3B; Eisenreich out at 1B/C-1B
t7 6-3 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R KCR F. White D. Lamp 2% 94% Balk; Brett Scores
Mike Smithson replaces Dennis Lamp pitching
t7 7-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR F. White M. Smithson -0% 93% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
t7 7-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR T. Bosley M. Smithson -0% 93% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-7, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 2-3-4
b7 3-7 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O BOS M. Barrett B. Saberhagen 2% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-7 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS W. Boggs B. Saberhagen 1% 96% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
b7 3-7 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Evans B. Saberhagen 1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-3, Red Sox' Mike Smithson facing 7-8-9
t8 7-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Jackson M. Smithson -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t8 7-3 1 --- 8,(2-2)  R KCR J. Quirk M. Smithson 2% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t8 8-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell M. Smithson -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 8-3 2 --- 8,(2-2)  O KCR W. Wilson M. Smithson -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-8, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 5-6-7
Dan Quisenberry replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
b8 3-8 0 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS M. Greenwell D. Quisenberry -2% 96% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b8 3-8 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO BOS J. Rice D. Quisenberry 3% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
b8 3-8 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS S. Horn D. Quisenberry 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-3, Red Sox' Mike Smithson facing 2-3-4
t9 8-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R KCR B. Pecota M. Smithson 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t9 9-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR G. Brett M. Smithson -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 9-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR J. Eisenreich M. Smithson 0% 100% Reached on E1 (throw) (Ground Ball); Eisenreich to 1B
t9 9-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR F. White M. Smithson -0% 100% Flyball: LF
t9 9-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR T. Bosley M. Smithson -0% 100% Popfly: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-9, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 8-9-1
b9 3-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS R. Cerone D. Quisenberry 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b9 3-9 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Reed D. Quisenberry 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 3-9 2 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS B. Anderson D. Quisenberry -0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b9 3-9 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O BOS M. Barrett D. Quisenberry 0% 100% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Red Sox 3.

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  • 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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