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@BOS
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@BOS
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3
Friday, July 15, 1988, 5:05
, Fenway Park
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:26
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Royals
1
46-42
 Lost 1 
3rd, 7½ GB
at Red Sox
3
44-42
 Won 1 
3rd, 7 GB
W: Roger Clemens (13-5)
L: Bret Saberhagen (10-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  5  1
Red Sox         2  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  X    3  9  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
Willie Wilson CF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .277 .295 .354 .650 17 13 -0.114 1.14 0.000 -0.114 -1.0 1 0
Kurt Stillwell SS 4 1 0 0 0 3 4 .257 .333 .422 .756 13 12 -0.037 0.77 0.027 -0.064 -0.3 1 0
   Bill Pecota SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .178 .213 .244 .457 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Kevin Seitzer 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .310 .384 .426 .811 20 14 -0.008 0.80 0.043 -0.051 -0.1 0 2
George Brett DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .328 .409 .544 .953 18 11 -0.017 1.34 0.076 -0.092 -0.5
Danny Tartabull RF 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .275 .375 .504 .879 19 13 -0.010 1.41 0.082 -0.092 0.4 0 0
Frank White 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .263 .296 .386 .682 15 12 -0.120 1.42 0.013 -0.132 -0.9 5 4
Bo Jackson LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .282 .316 .488 .804 15 11 -0.108 1.00 0.000 -0.108 -0.9 1 0
Bill Buckner 1B 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .239 .273 .328 .601 10 5 0.030 0.74 0.053 -0.023 0.3 7 1
Mike Macfarlane C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .268 .338 .374 .712 6 6 -0.073 0.97 0.000 -0.073 -0.7 8 1
Bret Saberhagen P 1 1
   Jerry Don Gleaton P 0 0
Team Totals 33 1 5 1 1 16 34 .152 .176 .152 .328 133 97 -0.457 1.08 0.294 -0.749 -3.6 24 9
TB: K Seitzer; F White; D Tartabull; G Brett; B Buckner.
RBI: D Tartabull (47).
2-out RBI: D Tartabull.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
E: F White (2).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Wade Boggs 3B 3 1 2 0 1 1 4 .358 .464 .462 .926 19 12 0.047 0.56 0.058 -0.011 0.6 1 0
Marty Barrett 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .295 .338 .358 .696 17 10 -0.091 0.92 0.000 -0.091 -1.4 1 0
Dwight Evans RF 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .317 .374 .469 .843 13 8 0.137 0.59 0.168 -0.031 1.2 0 0 HR
Mike Greenwell LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .344 .433 .573 1.006 7 6 -0.007 0.35 0.017 -0.025 -0.3 1 0
Ellis Burks CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .318 .381 .534 .915 19 15 -0.037 0.38 0.000 -0.037 -0.7 1 0
Todd Benzinger 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .232 .281 .368 .649 16 12 -0.048 0.45 0.000 -0.048 -0.8 5 1
Jim Rice DH 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .262 .332 .352 .684 7 6 0.015 0.48 0.031 -0.016 0.3
Jody Reed SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .240 .333 .333 .667 12 7 -0.040 0.69 0.017 -0.057 -0.7 0 3 CS
Rich Gedman C 3 0 2 1 0 1 3 .220 .271 .301 .571 13 11 0.067 0.55 0.081 -0.014 0.8 17 0
Roger Clemens P 1 2
Team Totals 32 3 9 3 1 8 33 .281 .303 .375 .678 123 87 0.043 0.56 0.372 -0.330 -1.1 27 6
HR: D Evans (8, off B Saberhagen, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: D Evans 4; J Rice 2; W Boggs 2; R Gedman 2; J Reed; M Greenwell.
RBI: D Evans 2 (66); R Gedman (12).
2-out RBI: R Gedman.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
E: T Benzinger (3).
Baserunning
CS: J Reed (2, 2nd base by B Saberhagen/M Macfarlane).

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, L (10-8) 6 9 3 2 1 6 1 3.70 27 101 72 36 12 24 11 8 6 1 49 -0.081 0.62 0.0
Jerry Don Gleaton 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.50 6 22 15 9 0 6 1 3 0 0 0 0 0.038 0.25 1.0
Team Totals 8 9 3 2 1 8 1 2.25 33 123 87 45 12 30 12 11 6 1 49 0 0 -0.043 0.56 1.1

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
Roger Clemens, W (13-5) 9 5 1 0 1 16 0 2.29 34 133 97 40 28 29 10 7 4 0 90 0.457 1.08 3.6
Team Totals 9 5 1 0 1 16 0 0.00 34 133 97 40 28 29 10 7 4 0 90 0.457 1.08 3.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Greg Kosc, 1B - Larry Barnett, 2B - Derryl Cousins, 3B - Rocky Roe.
Time of Game: 2:26.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 77° F, Sunny, No Precipitation.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR BOS D. Evans B. Saberhagen 17% 72% Home Run; Boggs Scores
t6 0-3 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R KCR D. Tartabull R. Clemens -8% 79% Single to CF (Line Drive); Stillwell Scores/unER; Seitzer to 2B
t9 1-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR G. Brett R. Clemens -8% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 2-0 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  R BOS R. Gedman B. Saberhagen 7% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Reed Scores/unER
t9 1-3 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull R. Clemens 6% 91% Strikeout Swinging

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' Roger Clemens facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR W. Wilson R. Clemens 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell R. Clemens 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer R. Clemens 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
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 --- 6,(2-2)  BOS W. Boggs B. Saberhagen 4% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O BOS M. Barrett B. Saberhagen -3% 55% Lineout: 2B
b1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR BOS D. Evans B. Saberhagen 17% 72% Home Run; Boggs Scores
b1 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS M. Greenwell B. Saberhagen 2% 74% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b1 2-0 1 1-- 7,(1-2)  O BOS E. Burks B. Saberhagen -2% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b1 2-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O BOS T. Benzinger B. Saberhagen -2% 70% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR G. Brett R. Clemens 2% 72% Groundout: 1B-P
t2 0-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull R. Clemens 2% 74% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR F. White R. Clemens -1% 73% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 0-2 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR B. Jackson R. Clemens 2% 75% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Rice B. Saberhagen -2% 73% Groundout: P-1B
b2 2-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Reed B. Saberhagen 2% 75% Single to LF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole)
b2 2-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BOS R. Gedman B. Saberhagen -3% 72% Reed Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b2 2-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  BOS R. Gedman B. Saberhagen 1% 73% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 2-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  BOS W. Boggs B. Saberhagen 1% 74% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Gedman to 2B
b2 2-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O BOS M. Barrett B. Saberhagen -3% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR B. Buckner R. Clemens -4% 67% Walk
t3 0-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane R. Clemens 4% 71% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-2 1 1-- 5,(0-2)  O KCR W. Wilson R. Clemens 3% 74% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell R. Clemens 2% 77% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 3-4-5
b3 2-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O BOS D. Evans B. Saberhagen -2% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 2-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS M. Greenwell B. Saberhagen -1% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 2-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS E. Burks B. Saberhagen -1% 73% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR K. Seitzer R. Clemens 3% 76% Lineout: 2B
t4 0-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR G. Brett R. Clemens 2% 78% Groundout: P-1B
t4 0-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. Tartabull R. Clemens 1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 6-7-8
b4 2-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O BOS T. Benzinger B. Saberhagen -2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 2-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS J. Rice B. Saberhagen 2% 79% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 2-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Reed B. Saberhagen -1% 78% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Reed to 2B/Adv on E4 (throw to 1B)
b4 2-0 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  R BOS R. Gedman B. Saberhagen 7% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Reed Scores/unER
b4 3-0 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  BOS W. Boggs B. Saberhagen 1% 86% Walk; Gedman to 2B
b4 3-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O BOS M. Barrett B. Saberhagen -2% 84% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 6-7-8
t5 0-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR F. White R. Clemens 2% 86% Groundout: P-1B
t5 0-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Jackson R. Clemens 2% 88% Foul Bunt Popfly: C
t5 0-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR B. Buckner R. Clemens -1% 86% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t5 0-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Macfarlane R. Clemens 2% 89% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 3-4-5
b5 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS D. Evans B. Saberhagen -1% 88% Foul Flyball: 2B (1B Foul)
b5 3-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS M. Greenwell B. Saberhagen -1% 87% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS E. Burks B. Saberhagen -0% 86% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 1-2-3
t6 0-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR W. Wilson R. Clemens 2% 89% Strikeout Swinging
t6 0-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR K. Stillwell R. Clemens -3% 86% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
t6 0-3 1 1-- 9,(3-2)  KCR K. Seitzer R. Clemens -4% 82% Single to CF (Line Drive); Stillwell to 2B
t6 0-3 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR G. Brett R. Clemens 5% 87% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t6 0-3 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R KCR D. Tartabull R. Clemens -8% 79% Single to CF (Line Drive); Stillwell Scores/unER; Seitzer to 2B
t6 1-3 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR F. White R. Clemens 6% 85% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 6-7-8
b6 3-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS T. Benzinger B. Saberhagen -1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 3-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS J. Rice B. Saberhagen 1% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b6 3-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Reed B. Saberhagen -2% 83% Strikeout Looking
b6 3-1 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O BOS R. Gedman B. Saberhagen -1% 82% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 7-8-9
t7 1-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Jackson R. Clemens 3% 85% Strikeout Swinging
t7 1-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Buckner R. Clemens 2% 87% Popfly: 3B (P's Right)
t7 1-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Macfarlane R. Clemens 1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Jerry Don Gleaton facing 1-2-3
Jerry Don Gleaton replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
b7 3-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS W. Boggs J. Gleaton -1% 88% Strikeout Looking
b7 3-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O BOS M. Barrett J. Gleaton -1% 87% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b7 3-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Evans J. Gleaton -1% 86% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 1-2-3
t8 1-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR W. Wilson R. Clemens 4% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 1-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell R. Clemens 2% 93% Strikeout Looking
t8 1-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer R. Clemens 1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Jerry Don Gleaton facing 4-5-6
Bill Pecota replaces Kurt Stillwell playing SS batting 2nd
b8 3-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Greenwell J. Gleaton -1% 93% Flyball: CF
b8 3-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS E. Burks J. Gleaton -0% 93% Popfly: 2B
b8 3-1 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS T. Benzinger J. Gleaton -0% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 4-5-6
t9 1-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR G. Brett R. Clemens -8% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 1-3 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull R. Clemens 6% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t9 1-3 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O KCR F. White R. Clemens 5% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 1-3 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Jackson R. Clemens 4% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 3.

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