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@BOS
6
7
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@CAL
10
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@NYY
7
4
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1
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8
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1
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2
3
Saturday, July 16, 1988, 1:27
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 34,466, Time of Game: 3:12
Royals
6
46-44
 Lost 3 
3rd, 8½ GB
at Red Sox
7
46-42
 Won 3 
3rd, 7 GB
W: Lee Smith (4-4)
L: Steve Farr (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          2  1  1   0  2  0   0  0  0    6 12  0
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  4   0  2  1    7 11  1
Winning Run scored with 0 outs

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 5 1 2 0 0 3 5 .280 .299 .360 .658 24 16 0.061 0.42 0.075 -0.014 0.4 4 0 2B,SB
Bill Pecota SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .167 .196 .241 .437 16 10 -0.104 0.95 0.002 -0.106 -0.8 1 3
Kevin Seitzer 3B 4 3 2 0 1 0 5 .317 .390 .433 .823 19 10 0.016 0.82 0.066 -0.050 0.5 2 1 2B
George Brett 1B 4 1 2 2 0 1 5 .331 .409 .547 .956 17 13 0.032 0.97 0.081 -0.050 1.3 6 1 2B,SF
Danny Tartabull RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .278 .375 .514 .889 17 12 0.084 0.58 0.123 -0.039 0.7 2 0 2B
Pat Tabler DH 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .257 .325 .327 .652 11 8 0.034 0.66 0.067 -0.033 1.1
Bo Jackson LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .277 .313 .491 .804 12 7 0.010 0.55 0.081 -0.071 -0.7 4 0 HR,GDP
Mike Macfarlane C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .263 .332 .366 .698 13 10 -0.038 0.37 0.000 -0.038 -1.0 1 0
Brad Wellman 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .260 .302 .280 .582 12 9 -0.023 0.28 0.002 -0.026 -0.2 3 3
Mark Gubicza P 1 1
   Jeff Montgomery P 0 0
   Jerry Don Gleaton P 0 0
   Steve Farr P 0 0
Team Totals 38 6 12 6 1 7 40 .316 .325 .500 .825 141 95 0.072 0.63 0.497 -0.427 1.4 24 9
2B: W Wilson (11, off O Boyd); D Tartabull (23, off O Boyd); K Seitzer (17, off O Boyd); G Brett (30, off D Lamp).
HR: B Jackson (12, off O Boyd, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
SF: G Brett (4, off O Boyd).
TB: B Jackson 4; W Wilson 3; D Tartabull 3; G Brett 3; K Seitzer 3; P Tabler 2; B Wellman.
GIDP: B Jackson (3).
RBI: P Tabler 2 (32); G Brett 2 (64); B Jackson (37); D Tartabull (50).
2-out RBI: P Tabler 2; D Tartabull.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Pecota-B Wellman-G Brett; B Wellman-B Pecota-G Brett.
PB: M Macfarlane (8).
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (16, 2nd base off O Boyd/R Gedman).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jody Reed SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .238 .328 .327 .654 15 9 -0.083 1.26 0.047 -0.129 -1.1 2 5
Marty Barrett 2B 5 1 3 0 0 0 5 .296 .338 .358 .695 25 15 0.037 1.14 0.092 -0.055 0.6 3 2
Wade Boggs 3B 3 1 1 0 2 0 5 .358 .464 .472 .937 27 14 -0.125 1.41 0.085 -0.210 -0.4 1 3 GDP
Mike Greenwell LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .345 .432 .571 1.003 12 8 0.004 0.86 0.047 -0.043 0.5 0 0
   Kevin Romine PR-RF 1 2 1 1 1 0 2 .175 .233 .275 .508 7 3 0.429 2.17 0.429 0.000 1.4 0 0 HR
Ellis Burks CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .317 .377 .532 .909 10 6 -0.146 1.62 0.000 -0.146 -1.4 1 0
Jim Rice DH 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .268 .342 .359 .702 15 6 0.028 1.42 0.120 -0.091 1.0
Todd Benzinger 1B-LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .231 .279 .363 .642 15 10 -0.120 1.05 0.023 -0.143 -0.9 5 1 GDP
Rich Gedman C 3 0 2 2 0 0 3 .230 .279 .310 .589 10 6 0.100 1.02 0.118 -0.018 1.7 5 0
   Rick Cerone PH-C 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .317 .383 .433 .816 7 3 0.053 1.16 0.053 0.000 0.3 2 0
Randy Kutcher RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125 .125 .125 .250 6 4 -0.033 0.90 0.000 -0.033 -0.6 3 0
   Dwight Evans PH-1B 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 .320 .381 .480 .860 7 2 0.426 2.17 0.426 0.000 2.0 4 0 HR
Oil Can Boyd P 1 0
   Dennis Lamp P 0 0
   Tom Bolton P 0 1
   Bob Stanley P 0 1
   Lee Smith P 0 0
Team Totals 33 7 11 6 7 1 40 .333 .450 .515 .965 156 86 0.570 1.29 1.440 -0.868 2.9 27 13
HR: D Evans (9, off S Farr, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF); K Romine (1, off S Farr, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: K Romine 4; D Evans 4; M Barrett 3; R Gedman 2; J Reed; T Benzinger; W Boggs; M Greenwell.
GIDP: T Benzinger (7); W Boggs (14).
RBI: D Evans 2 (68); R Gedman 2 (14); K Romine (3); M Greenwell (73).
2-out RBI: R Gedman 2.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Reed-M Barrett-T Benzinger.
PB: R Gedman (3).
E: W Boggs (8).

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
Mark Gubicza 5.2 7 4 3 4 1 0 2.67 27 100 55 36 5 14 7 15 6 0 38 -0.024 0.88 -1.4
Jeff Montgomery, H (4) 1.1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3.60 6 26 14 10 0 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 0.149 2.32 0.9
Jerry Don Gleaton, H (5) 0.1 0 1 1 1 0 0 2.95 2 9 4 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 -0.009 1.44 -0.0
Steve Farr, BS (4), L (2-2) 0.2 4 2 2 0 0 2 2.24 5 21 13 6 0 7 3 2 0 0 1 1 -0.687 2.40 -2.5
Team Totals 8 11 7 6 7 1 2 6.75 40 156 86 54 5 27 12 20 6 0 38 3 1 -0.571 1.29 -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
Oil Can Boyd 2 7 4 4 1 2 1 5.43 14 44 28 18 4 6 2 9 4 0 27 -0.301 0.79 -4.0
Dennis Lamp 3 3 2 2 0 1 0 3.26 11 41 29 19 5 5 6 4 1 0 2 0 0.021 0.42 0.5
Tom Bolton 1.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.32 8 23 17 9 2 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 0.024 0.23 0.8
Bob Stanley 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.35 4 17 11 7 1 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0.046 0.44 0.7
Lee Smith, W (4-4) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.45 3 16 10 6 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.139 1.82 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 6 6 1 7 1 6.00 40 141 95 59 13 23 17 15 5 0 27 3 0 -0.071 0.63 -1.4
O Boyd faced 3 batters in the 3rd inning.
Balks: None.
WP: M Gubicza 2 (10).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Derryl Cousins, 1B - Rocky Roe, 2B - Greg Kosc, 3B - Larry Barnett.
Time of Game: 3:12.
Attendance: 34,466.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Boston Red Sox
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Jody Reed SS
2 Bill Pecota SS 2 Marty Barrett 2B
3 Kevin Seitzer 3B 3 Wade Boggs 3B
4 George Brett 1B 4 Mike Greenwell LF
5 Danny Tartabull RF 5 Ellis Burks CF
6 Pat Tabler DH 6 Jim Rice DH
7 Bo Jackson LF 7 Todd Benzinger 1B
8 Mike Macfarlane C 8 Rich Gedman C
9 Brad Wellman 2B 9 Randy Kutcher RF
Mark Gubicza P Oil Can Boyd P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 4-6 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR BOS D. Evans S. Farr 39% 56% Home Run (Fly Ball); Cerone Scores
b9 6-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R BOS K. Romine S. Farr 36% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b8 6-6 1 12- 6,(2-2)  OO BOS W. Boggs S. Farr -17% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t1 1-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  R KCR D. Tartabull O. Boyd -10% 32% Double to CF (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Seitzer Scores
b6 3-6 2 1-3 4,(3-0)  R BOS D. Evans M. Gubicza 9% 25% Walk, Passed Ball; Rice Scores/No RBI/unER; Gedman to 2B

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 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR W. Wilson O. Boyd -6% 44% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O KCR B. Pecota O. Boyd 1% 46% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); Wilson to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 5,(3-1)  KCR K. Seitzer O. Boyd -2% 44% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO KCR G. Brett O. Boyd -1% 43% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Wilson Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  R KCR D. Tartabull O. Boyd -10% 32% Double to CF (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Seitzer Scores
t1 2-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR P. Tabler O. Boyd 3% 35% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Reed M. Gubicza -2% 33% Flyball: CF
b1 0-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS M. Barrett M. Gubicza -2% 31% Lineout: LF
b1 0-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS W. Boggs M. Gubicza 1% 32% Walk
b1 0-2 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O BOS M. Greenwell M. Gubicza -2% 30% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Oil Can Boyd facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R KCR B. Jackson O. Boyd -8% 22% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
t2 3-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane O. Boyd 1% 23% Strikeout Swinging
t2 3-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR B. Wellman O. Boyd 1% 24% Strikeout Looking
t2 3-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR W. Wilson O. Boyd -1% 24% Single to SS (Line Drive)
t2 3-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR B. Pecota O. Boyd -1% 23% Wilson Steals 2B
t2 3-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  KCR B. Pecota O. Boyd -0% 23% Passed Ball; Wilson to 3B
t2 3-0 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O KCR B. Pecota O. Boyd 2% 25% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 5-6-7
b2 0-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS E. Burks M. Gubicza -2% 23% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
b2 0-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Rice M. Gubicza 2% 25% Walk
b2 0-3 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO BOS T. Benzinger M. Gubicza -5% 20% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Oil Can Boyd facing 3-4-5
t3 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR K. Seitzer O. Boyd -4% 17% Double to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t3 3-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR G. Brett O. Boyd -4% 12% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Seitzer Scores
t3 4-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. Tartabull O. Boyd -2% 10% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS); Brett to 2B
Dennis Lamp replaces Oil Can Boyd pitching
t3 4-0 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR P. Tabler D. Lamp 1% 11% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Brett to 3B
t3 4-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO KCR B. Jackson D. Lamp 5% 16% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 8-9-1
b3 0-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS R. Gedman M. Gubicza 3% 19% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b3 0-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS R. Kutcher M. Gubicza -2% 17% Groundout: 3B-1B; Gedman to 2B
b3 0-4 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Reed M. Gubicza -3% 15% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b3 0-4 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  BOS M. Barrett M. Gubicza 2% 16% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Gedman to 3B
b3 0-4 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O BOS W. Boggs M. Gubicza -4% 12% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Red Sox' Dennis Lamp facing 8-9-1
t4 4-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Macfarlane D. Lamp 1% 13% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 4-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Wellman D. Lamp 1% 14% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t4 4-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR W. Wilson D. Lamp 0% 14% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 4-5-6
b4 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Greenwell M. Gubicza -2% 12% Groundout: 1B-P
b4 0-4 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O BOS E. Burks M. Gubicza -1% 11% Flyball: LF
b4 0-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Rice M. Gubicza -1% 10% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Red Sox' Dennis Lamp facing 2-3-4
t5 4-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Pecota D. Lamp 1% 11% Flyball: RF
t5 4-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR K. Seitzer D. Lamp -1% 10% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t5 4-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  KCR G. Brett D. Lamp -3% 7% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Seitzer to 3B
t5 4-0 1 -23 10,(3-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull D. Lamp 3% 10% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 4-0 2 -23 3,(2-0)  RR KCR P. Tabler D. Lamp -6% 4% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Seitzer Scores; Brett Scores
t5 6-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR B. Jackson D. Lamp 0% 4% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 7-8-9
b5 0-6 0 --- 7,(2-2)  BOS T. Benzinger M. Gubicza 2% 6% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
b5 0-6 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  BOS R. Gedman M. Gubicza 1% 7% Wild Pitch; Benzinger to 2B
b5 0-6 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  O BOS R. Gedman M. Gubicza -2% 5% Lineout: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b5 0-6 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O BOS R. Kutcher M. Gubicza -1% 4% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-6 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  BOS J. Reed M. Gubicza 0% 4% Wild Pitch; Benzinger to 3B
b5 0-6 2 --3 3,(2-0)  O BOS J. Reed M. Gubicza -1% 3% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Red Sox' Tom Bolton facing 8-9-1
Tom Bolton replaces Dennis Lamp pitching
t6 6-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Macfarlane T. Bolton 0% 3% Groundout: P-3B-1B
t6 6-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR B. Wellman T. Bolton -0% 3% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF)
t6 6-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR W. Wilson T. Bolton 0% 3% Strikeout Swinging
t6 6-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR B. Pecota T. Bolton -0% 3% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Wellman to 2B
t6 6-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer T. Bolton 0% 3% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 2-3-4
b6 0-6 0 --- 7,(3-2)  BOS M. Barrett M. Gubicza 1% 5% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b6 0-6 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  BOS W. Boggs M. Gubicza 3% 7% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Barrett to 2B
b6 0-6 0 12- 5,(2-2)  R BOS M. Greenwell M. Gubicza 5% 12% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Barrett Scores; Boggs to 2B
Kevin Romine pinch runs for Mike Greenwell (LF) batting 4th
b6 1-6 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O BOS E. Burks M. Gubicza -4% 8% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
b6 1-6 1 12- 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Rice M. Gubicza 4% 13% Walk; Boggs to 3B; Romine to 2B
b6 1-6 1 123 2,(0-1)  O BOS T. Benzinger M. Gubicza -5% 8% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b6 1-6 2 123 1,(0-0)  RR BOS R. Gedman M. Gubicza 9% 16% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Boggs Scores; Romine Scores; Rice to 3B
Dwight Evans pinch hits for Randy Kutcher (RF) batting 9th
b6 3-6 2 1-3 4,(3-0)  R BOS D. Evans M. Gubicza 9% 25% Walk, Passed Ball; Rice Scores/No RBI/unER; Gedman to 2B
Jeff Montgomery replaces Mark Gubicza pitching
b6 4-6 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Reed J. Montgomery -7% 18% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-4, Red Sox' Tom Bolton facing 4-5-6
Dwight Evans moves from PH to 1B
Todd Benzinger moves from 1B to LF
Kevin Romine moves from PR to RF
t7 6-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR G. Brett T. Bolton 2% 20% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t7 6-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. Tartabull T. Bolton 1% 21% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 6-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR P. Tabler T. Bolton -1% 20% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
Bob Stanley replaces Tom Bolton pitching
t7 6-4 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR B. Jackson B. Stanley 2% 22% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 4-6, Royals' Jeff Montgomery facing 2-3-4
b7 4-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS M. Barrett J. Montgomery -4% 18% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 4-6 1 --- 9,(3-2)  BOS W. Boggs J. Montgomery 5% 22% Walk
b7 4-6 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  BOS K. Romine J. Montgomery 7% 29% Walk; Boggs to 2B
b7 4-6 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O BOS E. Burks J. Montgomery -7% 22% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Boggs to 3B
b7 4-6 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Rice J. Montgomery -8% 14% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-4, Red Sox' Bob Stanley facing 8-9-1
t8 6-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane B. Stanley 1% 15% Groundout: P-1B
t8 6-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Wellman B. Stanley 1% 16% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 6-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR W. Wilson B. Stanley 1% 16% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 4-6, Royals' Jerry Don Gleaton facing 7-8-9
Jerry Don Gleaton replaces Jeff Montgomery pitching
b8 4-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS T. Benzinger J. Gleaton -4% 12% Flyball: RF (Deep 2B)
Rick Cerone pinch hits for Rich Gedman (C) batting 8th
b8 4-6 1 --- 7,(3-2)  BOS R. Cerone J. Gleaton 5% 17% Walk
Steve Farr replaces Jerry Don Gleaton pitching
b8 4-6 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR BOS D. Evans S. Farr 39% 56% Home Run (Fly Ball); Cerone Scores
b8 6-6 1 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Reed S. Farr 5% 61% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b8 6-6 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  BOS M. Barrett S. Farr 6% 67% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Reed to 2B
b8 6-6 1 12- 6,(2-2)  OO BOS W. Boggs S. Farr -17% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 6-6, Red Sox' Lee Smith facing 2-3-4
Lee Smith replaces Bob Stanley pitching
Rick Cerone moves from PH to C
t9 6-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Pecota L. Smith 6% 56% Strikeout Looking
t9 6-6 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR K. Seitzer L. Smith 5% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 6-6 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR G. Brett L. Smith 3% 64% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 6-6, Royals' Steve Farr facing 4-5-6
b9 6-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R BOS K. Romine S. Farr 36% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 7.

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