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@BOS
1
3
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@BOS
4
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@CAL
4
6
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@NYY
3
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@OAK
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7
3
Friday, July 15, 1988, 8:06
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 35,412, Time of Game: 3:19
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Royals
4
46-43
 Lost 2 
3rd, 7½ GB
at Red Sox
7
45-42
 Won 2 
3rd, 7 GB
W: Mike Smithson (4-3)
S: Lee Smith (12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  0  0   0  0  2   1  0  0    4 14  1
Red Sox         2  1  1   0  2  1   0  0  X    7 13  2

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Nick Capra CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .111 .200 .111 .311 18 9 -0.169 1.31 0.000 -0.169 -1.7 1 0 GDP
   Willie Wilson PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .279 .297 .356 .654 4 2 0.038 0.76 0.038 0.000 0.4
Bill Pecota SS 4 2 1 0 0 1 4 .184 .216 .265 .481 12 9 0.004 0.76 0.057 -0.053 0.1 2 1 2B
   Bill Buckner PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .243 .277 .331 .608 6 4 0.077 1.54 0.077 0.000 0.6
   Brad Wellman PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .306 .283 .589 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Kevin Seitzer 3B 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .315 .387 .429 .816 22 12 -0.054 1.23 0.105 -0.158 0.1 0 4 GDP
George Brett 1B 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .329 .409 .545 .954 21 14 0.111 0.73 0.142 -0.031 1.0 4 0 2B,SB
Danny Tartabull RF 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .275 .374 .511 .885 8 8 -0.073 1.20 0.064 -0.137 0.3 5 0 HR
Frank White 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .266 .299 .388 .686 13 8 -0.014 1.07 0.066 -0.081 -0.2 6 1
Bo Jackson LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .278 .314 .481 .796 11 7 -0.094 1.18 0.040 -0.134 -0.9 1 0
Pat Tabler DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .253 .323 .324 .647 9 6 0.062 0.82 0.087 -0.025 0.6
Jamie Quirk C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .206 .284 .340 .625 10 8 -0.070 1.30 0.041 -0.111 -0.7 5 1
Charlie Leibrandt P 0 0
   Jeff Montgomery P 0 1
   Steve Farr P 0 1
Team Totals 39 4 14 4 1 3 40 .359 .375 .487 .862 134 87 -0.182 1.06 0.717 -0.899 -0.6 24 9
2B: B Pecota (1, off M Smithson); G Brett (29, off T Bolton).
HR: D Tartabull (14, off M Smithson, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF-CF).
TB: D Tartabull 4; G Brett 3; K Seitzer 3; B Pecota 2; P Tabler 2; F White 2; J Quirk; W Wilson; B Buckner.
GIDP: N Capra (2); K Seitzer (10).
RBI: D Tartabull 2 (49); G Brett (62); K Seitzer (34).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
E: K Seitzer (9).
Baserunning
SB: G Brett (10, 2nd base off M Smithson/R Cerone).
Pickoffs: B Jackson (1st base by M Smithson).

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 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .358 .463 .474 .936 22 15 0.066 0.42 0.107 -0.041 0.7 0 2 HR,2B
Marty Barrett 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .292 .334 .354 .688 10 7 -0.040 0.32 0.000 -0.040 -0.9 4 4 SH
Dwight Evans 1B 2 3 1 0 2 1 4 .318 .378 .469 .847 25 11 0.040 0.37 0.045 -0.005 0.7 4 0
   Todd Benzinger 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .231 .280 .365 .645 7 4 -0.009 0.33 0.000 -0.009 -0.6 3 0
Mike Greenwell LF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .345 .432 .574 1.006 11 7 0.097 0.49 0.140 -0.043 0.6 2 0 2B,CS
Ellis Burks CF 3 0 2 2 0 0 4 .321 .382 .539 .921 14 10 0.124 0.76 0.131 -0.007 1.2 4 1 2B,SF
Jim Rice DH 3 1 3 1 1 0 4 .270 .340 .362 .702 14 6 0.096 0.66 0.096 0.000 1.9 2B
   Randy Kutcher PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Rick Cerone C 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .317 .380 .433 .813 14 8 0.062 0.75 0.109 -0.047 1.6 3 0 HR
Spike Owen SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .249 .329 .391 .720 13 11 -0.062 0.58 0.002 -0.064 -1.3 4 5
Kevin Romine RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .154 .195 .179 .375 21 12 -0.056 0.59 0.003 -0.059 -1.1 3 0
Mike Smithson P 0 1
   Dennis Lamp P 0 0
   Tom Bolton P 0 0
   Bob Stanley P 0 0
   Lee Smith P 0 0
Team Totals 34 7 13 7 4 5 40 .382 .436 .676 1.112 151 91 0.318 0.53 0.633 -0.315 2.9 27 13
2B: M Greenwell (22, off C Leibrandt); E Burks (20, off C Leibrandt); J Rice (11, off J Montgomery); W Boggs (24, off S Farr).
HR: W Boggs (3, off C Leibrandt, 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF Line); R Cerone (3, off C Leibrandt, 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
SF: E Burks (4, off J Montgomery).
SH: M Barrett (11, off S Farr).
TB: W Boggs 6; R Cerone 5; J Rice 4; E Burks 3; M Greenwell 3; D Evans; S Owen.
RBI: R Cerone 2 (22); E Burks 2 (50); W Boggs (32); J Rice (39); M Greenwell (72).
2-out RBI: R Cerone 2; W Boggs; M Greenwell; E Burks.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Barrett-S Owen-T Benzinger; M Barrett-S Owen-D Evans.
E: S Owen (6); D Evans (8).
Outfield Assists: E Burks (K Seitzer at 2nd base).
Baserunning
CS: M Greenwell (5, 2nd base by J Montgomery/J Quirk).

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
Charlie Leibrandt, L (5-11) 4.2 10 6 6 2 3 2 4.00 26 92 55 32 7 16 5 15 8 1 21 -0.312 0.69 -3.7
Jeff Montgomery 2.1 2 1 1 2 1 0 3.80 10 48 28 16 5 7 3 4 2 0 1 0 -0.013 0.29 0.2
Steve Farr 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.92 4 16 10 8 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.007 0.17 0.5
Team Totals 8 13 7 7 4 5 2 7.88 40 156 93 56 13 24 10 20 10 1 21 1 0 -0.318 0.53 -2.9

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
Mike Smithson, W (4-3) 5.1 8 3 3 1 2 1 5.69 23 85 53 39 2 12 8 11 7 1 41 0.080 1.03 -0.2
Dennis Lamp, H (2) 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 3.09 7 16 11 7 1 3 5 2 1 0 0 0 -0.018 0.85 -0.4
Tom Bolton 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.50 1 4 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 -0.097 1.45 -1.2
Bob Stanley, H (1) 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.46 7 19 13 10 1 2 2 5 1 0 2 0 0.067 1.15 0.9
Lee Smith, S (12) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.53 2 10 7 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.149 1.68 1.5
Team Totals 9 14 4 3 1 3 1 3.00 40 134 87 61 7 19 16 19 9 1 41 6 1 0.181 1.06 0.6
T Bolton faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
B Stanley faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: M Smithson (2; B Jackson, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Derryl Cousins, 2B - Rocky Roe, 3B - Greg Kosc.
Time of Game: 3:19.
Attendance: 35,412.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 76° F, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Boston Red Sox
1 Nick Capra CF 1 Wade Boggs 3B
2 Bill Pecota SS 2 Marty Barrett 2B
3 Kevin Seitzer 3B 3 Dwight Evans 1B
4 George Brett 1B 4 Mike Greenwell LF
5 Danny Tartabull RF 5 Ellis Burks CF
6 Frank White 2B 6 Jim Rice DH
7 Bo Jackson LF 7 Rick Cerone C
8 Pat Tabler DH 8 Spike Owen SS
9 Jamie Quirk C 9 Kevin Romine RF
Charlie Leibrandt P Mike Smithson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 4-7 0 12- 6,(2-2)  OO KCR K. Seitzer L. Smith 14% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Wilson to 3B
b1 0-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  R BOS M. Greenwell C. Leibrandt 12% 54% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Evans Scores; Greenwell to 3B/Adv on E5 (throw to Hm)
b2 2-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  R BOS W. Boggs C. Leibrandt 10% 72% Home Run (Line Drive to RF Line)
t7 3-7 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  R KCR G. Brett T. Bolton -10% 80% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Pecota Scores/unER; Seitzer to 3B
b1 1-1 2 --3 7,(3-2)  R BOS E. Burks C. Leibrandt 10% 63% Double to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line); Greenwell 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' Mike Smithson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR N. Capra M. Smithson 2% 52% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR B. Pecota M. Smithson -4% 48% Double to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  RO KCR K. Seitzer M. Smithson -5% 44% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Pecota Scores; Seitzer out at 2B/CF-2B
t1 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR G. Brett M. Smithson -1% 43% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
t1 1-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR D. Tartabull M. Smithson -1% 42% Brett Steals 2B
t1 1-0 2 -2- 4,(0-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull M. Smithson 3% 45% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS W. Boggs C. Leibrandt -2% 42% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS M. Barrett C. Leibrandt -2% 41% Flyball: RF
b1 0-1 2 --- 4,(3-0)  BOS D. Evans C. Leibrandt 1% 42% Walk
b1 0-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  R BOS M. Greenwell C. Leibrandt 12% 54% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Evans Scores; Greenwell to 3B/Adv on E5 (throw to Hm)
b1 1-1 2 --3 7,(3-2)  R BOS E. Burks C. Leibrandt 10% 63% Double to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line); Greenwell Scores
b1 2-1 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  BOS J. Rice C. Leibrandt 1% 64% Walk
b1 2-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O BOS R. Cerone C. Leibrandt -4% 60% Lineout: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Mike Smithson facing 6-7-8
t2 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR F. White M. Smithson -4% 56% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t2 1-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Jackson M. Smithson 4% 60% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t2 1-2 1 1-- O KCR P. Tabler M. Smithson 4% 65% Jackson Picked off 1B (P-1B)
t2 1-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR P. Tabler M. Smithson 1% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 8-9-1
b2 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS S. Owen C. Leibrandt -2% 64% Flyball: RF
b2 2-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS K. Romine C. Leibrandt -1% 62% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  R BOS W. Boggs C. Leibrandt 10% 72% Home Run (Line Drive to RF Line)
b2 3-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS M. Barrett C. Leibrandt -1% 71% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Mike Smithson facing 9-1-2
t3 1-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Quirk M. Smithson -4% 67% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t3 1-3 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  OO KCR N. Capra M. Smithson 8% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t3 1-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Pecota M. Smithson 1% 77% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 3-4-5
b3 3-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  BOS D. Evans C. Leibrandt 2% 79% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b3 3-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Greenwell C. Leibrandt -2% 77% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
b3 3-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  BOS E. Burks C. Leibrandt 2% 79% Single to LF (Line Drive); Evans to 2B
b3 3-1 1 12- 3,(2-0)  R BOS J. Rice C. Leibrandt 7% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive); Evans Scores; Burks to 2B
b3 4-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  BOS R. Cerone C. Leibrandt 3% 89% Single to RF (Line Drive); Burks to 3B; Rice to 2B
b3 4-1 1 123 4,(1-2)  O BOS S. Owen C. Leibrandt -4% 85% Strikeout Swinging
b3 4-1 2 123 2,(1-0)  O BOS K. Romine C. Leibrandt -4% 82% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Red Sox' Mike Smithson facing 3-4-5
t4 1-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer M. Smithson 2% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR G. Brett M. Smithson -3% 81% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t4 1-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. Tartabull M. Smithson 3% 84% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
t4 1-4 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O KCR F. White M. Smithson 2% 86% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
b4 4-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS W. Boggs C. Leibrandt -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 4-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Barrett C. Leibrandt -1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 4-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O BOS D. Evans C. Leibrandt -1% 84% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Red Sox' Mike Smithson facing 7-8-9
t5 1-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR B. Jackson M. Smithson -4% 80% Walk
t5 1-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR P. Tabler M. Smithson -6% 73% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Jackson to 2B
t5 1-4 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Quirk M. Smithson 6% 79% Flyball: LF
t5 1-4 1 12- 3,(2-0)  O KCR N. Capra M. Smithson 5% 84% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t5 1-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Pecota M. Smithson 4% 89% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 4-5-6
b5 4-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS M. Greenwell C. Leibrandt -1% 88% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b5 4-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS E. Burks C. Leibrandt -1% 87% Popfly: 2B
b5 4-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS J. Rice C. Leibrandt 1% 87% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b5 4-1 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR BOS R. Cerone C. Leibrandt 8% 96% Home Run; Rice Scores
b5 6-1 2 --- 5,(1-2)  BOS S. Owen C. Leibrandt 0% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Jeff Montgomery replaces Charlie Leibrandt pitching
b5 6-1 2 1-- 9,(3-2)  BOS K. Romine J. Montgomery 0% 96% Walk; Owen to 2B
b5 6-1 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O BOS W. Boggs J. Montgomery -1% 95% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-6, Red Sox' Mike Smithson facing 3-4-5
t6 1-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR K. Seitzer M. Smithson -2% 93% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t6 1-6 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR G. Brett M. Smithson 2% 95% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
t6 1-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR KCR D. Tartabull M. Smithson -6% 89% Home Run (LF-CF); Seitzer Scores
Dennis Lamp replaces Mike Smithson pitching
t6 3-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR F. White D. Lamp -3% 86% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t6 3-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Jackson D. Lamp 3% 89% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t6 3-6 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR P. Tabler D. Lamp -2% 87% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Jackson to 2B
t6 3-6 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Quirk D. Lamp 4% 91% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Red Sox 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-3, Royals' Jeff Montgomery facing 2-3-4
b6 6-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS M. Barrett J. Montgomery -1% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 6-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  BOS D. Evans J. Montgomery 1% 91% Walk
b6 6-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  BOS M. Greenwell J. Montgomery 2% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B); Evans to 3B
b6 6-3 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO BOS E. Burks J. Montgomery 1% 95% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (RF Line); Evans Scores
b6 7-3 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Rice J. Montgomery -0% 94% Greenwell Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Red Sox 7.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-7, Red Sox' Dennis Lamp facing 1-2-3
Todd Benzinger replaces Dwight Evans playing 1B batting 3rd
t7 3-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR N. Capra D. Lamp 2% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 3-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR B. Pecota D. Lamp -2% 94% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t7 3-7 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  KCR K. Seitzer D. Lamp -4% 90% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Pecota to 3B
Tom Bolton replaces Dennis Lamp pitching
t7 3-7 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  R KCR G. Brett T. Bolton -10% 80% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Pecota Scores/unER; Seitzer to 3B
Bob Stanley replaces Tom Bolton pitching
t7 4-7 1 -23 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. Tartabull B. Stanley 8% 88% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t7 4-7 2 -23 3,(1-1)  O KCR F. White B. Stanley 6% 94% Popfly: SS (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-4, Royals' Jeff Montgomery facing 6-7-8
b7 7-4 0 --- 3,(2-0)  BOS J. Rice J. Montgomery 2% 96% Double to RF (Line Drive)
Randy Kutcher pinch runs for Jim Rice (DH) batting 6th
b7 7-4 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O BOS R. Cerone J. Montgomery -1% 95% Fielder's Choice P; Kutcher out at 3B/P-3B-SS; Cerone to 2B
b7 7-4 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O BOS S. Owen J. Montgomery -1% 94% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
b7 7-4 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O BOS K. Romine J. Montgomery -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 7.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-7, Red Sox' Bob Stanley facing 7-8-9
t8 4-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Jackson B. Stanley 2% 95% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 4-7 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR P. Tabler B. Stanley 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 4-7 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Quirk B. Stanley 1% 97% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-4, Royals' Steve Farr facing 1-2-3
Steve Farr replaces Jeff Montgomery pitching
b8 7-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS W. Boggs S. Farr 1% 98% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b8 7-4 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O BOS M. Barrett S. Farr -0% 98% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Boggs to 3B
b8 7-4 1 --3 7,(3-2)  O BOS T. Benzinger S. Farr -1% 97% Strikeout Looking
b8 7-4 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Greenwell S. Farr -1% 97% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 7.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-7, Red Sox' Bob Stanley facing 1-2-3
Willie Wilson pinch hits for Nick Capra (CF) batting 1st
t9 4-7 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR W. Wilson B. Stanley -4% 93% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
Bill Buckner pinch hits for Bill Pecota (SS) batting 2nd
t9 4-7 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  KCR B. Buckner B. Stanley -8% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive); Wilson to 2B
Lee Smith replaces Bob Stanley pitching
Brad Wellman pinch runs for Bill Buckner (PH) batting 2nd
t9 4-7 0 12- 6,(2-2)  OO KCR K. Seitzer L. Smith 14% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Wilson to 3B
t9 4-7 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O KCR G. Brett L. Smith 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 7.

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