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Sunday, July 17, 1988, 1:05
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 34,181, Time of Game: 3:21
Royals
8
46-45
 Lost 4 
3rd, 8½ GB
at Red Sox
10
47-42
 Won 4 
3rd, 6 GB
W: Wes Gardner (3-1)
L: Ted Power (4-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   1  2  0   3  2  0    8 11  1
Red Sox         4  3  0   1  1  1   0  0  X   10 13  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 0 0 0 1 .277 .649 19 12 -0.018 0.53 0.030 -0.047 -0.4 4 0 SB
Kurt Stillwell SS 5 2 2 2 0 2 .260 .766 16 14 0.020 0.39 0.061 -0.041 1.8 1 3 HR
Kevin Seitzer 3B 4 1 1 1 1 0 .316 .824 22 10 -0.004 0.41 0.032 -0.036 0.7 0 3 2B
George Brett 1B 5 1 1 0 0 1 .329 .948 17 12 -0.087 0.69 0.007 -0.093 -1.4 9 1
Danny Tartabull RF 3 0 2 0 0 1 .282 .899 13 8 0.052 0.38 0.058 -0.007 1.2 2 0 2B,HBP
   Nick Capra PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .311 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Bill Buckner PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .605 6 3 -0.024 0.96 0.000 -0.024 -0.2
Frank White 2B 4 0 2 3 1 0 .270 .693 16 10 0.062 0.60 0.085 -0.023 2.3 1 1
Bo Jackson LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .272 .790 19 13 -0.089 0.84 0.000 -0.089 -1.7 2 0
Pat Tabler DH 4 1 2 0 0 0 .261 .657 11 9 -0.039 0.62 0.033 -0.072 -0.4 GDP
Mike Macfarlane C 3 2 1 2 1 0 .264 .716 13 6 0.008 0.44 0.037 -0.029 1.4 4 0 HR
Ted Power P 0 0
   Rick Anderson P 0 0
   Israel Sanchez P 0 0
Team Totals 38 8 11 8 3 8 .289 .857 152 97 -0.119 0.55 0.343 -0.461 3.4 24 8
2B: D Tartabull (24, off W Gardner); K Seitzer (18, off W Gardner).
HR: M Macfarlane (3, off W Gardner; 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF); K Stillwell (8, off L Smith; 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF Line).
HBP: D Tartabull (4, by M Smithson).
TB: K Stillwell 5; M Macfarlane 4; D Tartabull 3; F White 2; K Seitzer 2; P Tabler 2; G Brett.
GIDP: P Tabler (5).
RBI: F White 3 (41); M Macfarlane 2 (25); K Stillwell 2 (38); K Seitzer (35).
2-out RBI: K Stillwell 2; F White 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
E: M Macfarlane (2).
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (17, 2nd base off W Gardner/R Gedman).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jody Reed SS 3 2 2 1 1 0 .250 .685 13 5 0.077 0.35 0.079 -0.002 1.7 1 3 2B,SF
Marty Barrett 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 .296 .692 16 11 0.051 0.43 0.058 -0.007 -0.2 4 3 SF
Wade Boggs 3B 2 2 1 1 3 0 .359 .950 24 9 0.086 0.51 0.089 -0.003 2.2 0 3 HR,IW
Mike Greenwell LF 3 2 0 1 2 0 .342 .997 26 13 -0.005 0.59 0.016 -0.021 -0.2 4 0
Ellis Burks CF 5 1 3 5 0 1 .322 .934 19 15 0.195 0.52 0.209 -0.013 4.1 2 0 HR,3B,2B
Jim Rice DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 .268 .698 14 9 -0.020 0.17 0.003 -0.023 -0.9 SF
Todd Benzinger 1B 5 0 3 0 0 0 .242 .658 18 13 -0.004 0.14 0.011 -0.015 0.1 6 1 SB
Rich Gedman C 4 0 0 0 0 2 .223 .571 16 11 -0.017 0.14 0.000 -0.017 -1.3 8 0
Kevin Romine RF 4 2 2 0 0 0 .205 .551 11 8 0.019 0.22 0.025 -0.006 0.5 0 0 SB
Wes Gardner P 2 0
   Mike Smithson P 0 0
   Lee Smith P 0 0
Team Totals 34 10 13 10 6 4 .382 1.118 157 94 0.382 0.35 0.490 -0.107 5.9 27 10
2B: J Reed (5, off T Power); E Burks (21, off R Anderson).
3B: E Burks (5, off R Anderson).
HR: W Boggs (4, off R Anderson; 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs); E Burks (12, off T Power; 1st inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF-CF).
SF: M Barrett (6, off T Power); J Reed (2, off R Anderson); J Rice (4, off R Anderson).
IBB: W Boggs (12, by T Power).
TB: E Burks 9; W Boggs 4; T Benzinger 3; J Reed 3; K Romine 2; M Barrett; J Rice.
RBI: E Burks 5 (55); W Boggs (33); J Rice (40); M Barrett (41); M Greenwell (74); J Reed (9).
2-out RBI: E Burks 2.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Reed-M Barrett-T Benzinger.
E: J Reed (5); K Romine (2).
Baserunning
SB: K Romine (1, 2nd base off R Anderson/M Macfarlane); T Benzinger (1, 2nd base off R Anderson/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
Ted Power, L (4-4) 1.1 5 7 7 3 1 1 6.30 12 42 24 14 4 6 3 4 3 1 14 -0.355 0.84 -5.2
Rick Anderson 4.1 8 3 2 1 1 1 4.26 22 80 50 31 3 16 8 11 5 1 2 2 -0.049 0.13 -2.2
Israel Sanchez 2.1 0 0 0 2 2 0 2.70 9 35 20 10 3 7 3 2 1 0 2 0 0.022 0.26 1.5
Team Totals 8 13 10 9 6 4 2 10.12 43 157 94 55 10 29 14 17 9 2 14 4 2 -0.382 0.35 -5.9

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
Wes Gardner, W (3-1) 6.1 8 6 6 3 7 1 3.10 30 112 72 38 20 14 10 9 7 1 37 0.063 0.49 -1.9
Mike Smithson 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 5.74 6 18 12 7 3 2 0 5 0 0 2 2 0.005 0.67 -0.6
Lee Smith 1.2 1 1 1 0 1 1 3.52 6 22 13 8 3 2 2 3 0 0 1 1 0.051 0.73 -1.0
Team Totals 9 11 8 8 3 8 2 8.00 42 152 97 53 26 18 12 17 7 1 37 3 3 0.119 0.55 -3.4
Balks: None.
WP: W Gardner (4).
HBP: M Smithson (5; D Tartabull).
IBB: T Power (2; W Boggs).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rocky Roe, 1B - Greg Kosc, 2B - Larry Barnett, 3B - Derryl Cousins.
Time of Game: 3:21.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 99° F, Overcast, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Boston Red Sox
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Jody Reed SS
2 Kurt Stillwell 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 Frank White 2B 6 Jim Rice DH
7 Bo Jackson LF 7 Todd Benzinger 1B
8 Pat Tabler DH 8 Rich Gedman C
9 Mike Macfarlane C 9 Kevin Romine RF
Ted Power P Wes Gardner P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 1-0 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  RRR BOS E. Burks T. Power 15% 86% Home Run (LF-CF); Barrett Scores; Greenwell Scores
b1 0-0 0 12- 7,(3-2)  BOS W. Boggs T. Power 7% 71% Walk; Reed to 3B; Barrett to 2B
t2 0-4 1 12- 5,(2-2)  OO KCR P. Tabler W. Gardner 7% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t8 6-10 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR KCR K. Stillwell L. Smith -5% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to RF Line); Wilson Scores
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  BOS M. Barrett T. Power 5% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Reed 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' Wes Gardner facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR W. Wilson W. Gardner 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR K. Stillwell W. Gardner 2% 54% Bunt Popfly: 1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR K. Seitzer W. Gardner -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O KCR G. Brett W. Gardner 2% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Ted Power facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  BOS J. Reed T. Power 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  BOS M. Barrett T. Power 5% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Reed to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- 7,(3-2)  BOS W. Boggs T. Power 7% 71% Walk; Reed to 3B; Barrett to 2B
b1 0-0 0 123 4,(1-2)  RO BOS M. Greenwell T. Power -0% 70% Fielder's Choice 1B; Reed Scores; Barrett to 3B; Boggs out at 2B/1B-SS
b1 1-0 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  RRR BOS E. Burks T. Power 15% 86% Home Run (LF-CF); Barrett Scores; Greenwell Scores
b1 4-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Rice T. Power -1% 85% Strikeout Looking
b1 4-0 2 --- 7,(2-2)  BOS T. Benzinger T. Power 0% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 4-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS R. Gedman T. Power -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Red Sox' Wes Gardner facing 5-6-7
t2 0-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR D. Tartabull W. Gardner -3% 82% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t2 0-4 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR F. White W. Gardner -5% 77% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Tartabull to 2B
t2 0-4 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Jackson W. Gardner 4% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-4 1 12- 5,(2-2)  OO KCR P. Tabler W. Gardner 7% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Ted Power facing 9-1-2
b2 4-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS K. Romine T. Power 1% 89% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b2 4-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  BOS J. Reed T. Power 4% 93% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Romine to 3B
b2 4-0 0 -23 2,(0-1)  RO BOS M. Barrett T. Power 0% 93% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (RF Line); Romine Scores; Reed to 3B
b2 5-0 1 --3 4,(3-0)  BOS W. Boggs T. Power 0% 94% Intentional Walk
Rick Anderson replaces Ted Power pitching
b2 5-0 1 1-3 8,(3-2)  O BOS M. Greenwell R. Anderson -2% 92% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
b2 5-0 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  RR BOS E. Burks R. Anderson 5% 97% Triple to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Reed Scores; Boggs Scores
b2 7-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Rice R. Anderson -0% 96% Popfly: 2B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 7.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-7, Red Sox' Wes Gardner facing 9-1-2
t3 0-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Macfarlane W. Gardner 1% 97% Flyball: LF
t3 0-7 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR W. Wilson W. Gardner 0% 97% Lineout: CF
t3 0-7 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell W. Gardner 0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 7.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-0, Royals' Rick Anderson facing 7-8-9
b3 7-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS T. Benzinger R. Anderson 0% 98% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to Weak 1B)
b3 7-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O BOS R. Gedman R. Anderson -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging, Benzinger Steals 2B
b3 7-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O BOS K. Romine R. Anderson -0% 97% Flyball: RF
b3 7-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  BOS J. Reed R. Anderson 0% 98% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Benzinger to 3B
b3 7-0 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  O BOS M. Barrett R. Anderson -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 7.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-7, Red Sox' Wes Gardner facing 3-4-5
t4 0-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR K. Seitzer W. Gardner 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-7 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR G. Brett W. Gardner -1% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 0-7 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. Tartabull W. Gardner -2% 95% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Brett to 3B
t4 0-7 1 -23 4,(1-2)  RO KCR F. White W. Gardner 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B; Brett Scores
t4 1-7 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  KCR B. Jackson W. Gardner -0% 96% Wild Pitch; Tartabull to 3B
t4 1-7 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Jackson W. Gardner 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 7.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-1, Royals' Rick Anderson facing 3-4-5
b4 7-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS W. Boggs R. Anderson -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 7-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS M. Greenwell R. Anderson 0% 97% Walk
b4 7-1 1 1-- 6,(1-2)  BOS E. Burks R. Anderson 1% 98% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Greenwell to 3B
b4 7-1 1 -23 3,(1-1)  RO BOS J. Rice R. Anderson 0% 98% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Greenwell Scores; Burks to 3B
b4 8-1 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O BOS T. Benzinger R. Anderson -0% 98% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 8.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-8, Red Sox' Wes Gardner facing 8-9-1
t5 1-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR P. Tabler W. Gardner -1% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t5 1-8 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR KCR M. Macfarlane W. Gardner -3% 94% Home Run; Tabler Scores
t5 3-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR W. Wilson W. Gardner -2% 92% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball)
t5 3-8 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR K. Stillwell W. Gardner -1% 91% Wilson Steals 2B
t5 3-8 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell W. Gardner 2% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t5 3-8 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O KCR K. Seitzer W. Gardner 2% 95% Groundout: 2B-P; Wilson to 3B
t5 3-8 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O KCR G. Brett W. Gardner 1% 96% Groundout: 1B-P
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Red Sox 8.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 8-3, Royals' Rick Anderson facing 8-9-1
b5 8-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS R. Gedman R. Anderson -0% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 8-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS K. Romine R. Anderson 0% 96% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
b5 8-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  BOS J. Reed R. Anderson 1% 97% Romine Steals 2B; Romine to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b5 8-3 1 --3 3,(1-1)  RO BOS J. Reed R. Anderson 1% 98% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (CF-RF); Romine Scores/unER
b5 9-3 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS M. Barrett R. Anderson -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Red Sox 9.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-9, Red Sox' Wes Gardner facing 5-6-7
t6 3-9 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull W. Gardner 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t6 3-9 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR F. White W. Gardner -1% 97% Walk
t6 3-9 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  O KCR B. Jackson W. Gardner 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t6 3-9 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR P. Tabler W. Gardner 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Red Sox 9.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 9-3, Royals' Rick Anderson facing 3-4-5
b6 9-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R BOS W. Boggs R. Anderson 1% 99% Home Run
b6 10-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS M. Greenwell R. Anderson -0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 10-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS E. Burks R. Anderson -0% 99% Lineout: CF
b6 10-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Rice R. Anderson 0% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
b6 10-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  BOS T. Benzinger R. Anderson 0% 99% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Rice to 2B
Israel Sanchez replaces Rick Anderson pitching
b6 10-3 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O BOS R. Gedman I. Sanchez -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Red Sox 10.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-10, Red Sox' Wes Gardner facing 9-1-2
t7 3-10 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Macfarlane W. Gardner -1% 99% Walk
t7 3-10 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR W. Wilson W. Gardner 1% 99% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t7 3-10 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  KCR K. Stillwell W. Gardner -1% 98% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Macfarlane to 3B/Adv on E9
t7 3-10 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R KCR K. Seitzer W. Gardner -2% 96% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Macfarlane Scores; Stillwell to 3B
Mike Smithson replaces Wes Gardner pitching
t7 4-10 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O KCR G. Brett M. Smithson 2% 98% Flyball: LF
t7 4-10 2 -23 5,(2-2)  KCR D. Tartabull M. Smithson -1% 98% Hit By Pitch
Nick Capra pinch runs for Danny Tartabull (RF) batting 5th
t7 4-10 2 123 3,(1-1)  RR KCR F. White M. Smithson -3% 95% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); Stillwell Scores; Seitzer Scores; Capra to 2B
t7 6-10 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Jackson M. Smithson 3% 97% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 10.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 10-6, Royals' Israel Sanchez facing 9-1-2
Nick Capra moves from PR to RF
b7 10-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS K. Romine I. Sanchez -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 10-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Reed I. Sanchez -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 10-6 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS M. Barrett I. Sanchez -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 10.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 6-10, Red Sox' Mike Smithson facing 8-9-1
t8 6-10 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR P. Tabler M. Smithson -2% 94% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
t8 6-10 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Macfarlane M. Smithson 2% 96% Popfly: 1B (P's Left)
Lee Smith replaces Mike Smithson pitching
t8 6-10 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR W. Wilson L. Smith 2% 98% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t8 6-10 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR KCR K. Stillwell L. Smith -5% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to RF Line); Wilson Scores
t8 8-10 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer L. Smith 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Red Sox 10.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 10-8, Royals' Israel Sanchez facing 3-4-5
b8 10-8 0 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS W. Boggs I. Sanchez 1% 95% Walk
b8 10-8 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  BOS M. Greenwell I. Sanchez 1% 96% Walk; Boggs to 2B
b8 10-8 0 12- 6,(1-2)  O BOS E. Burks I. Sanchez -1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b8 10-8 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Rice I. Sanchez -1% 94% Lineout: CF (CF-RF)
b8 10-8 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O BOS T. Benzinger I. Sanchez -1% 93% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 8, Red Sox 10.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 8-10, Red Sox' Lee Smith facing 4-5-6
t9 8-10 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR G. Brett L. Smith 4% 96% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
Bill Buckner pinch hits for Nick Capra (RF) batting 5th
t9 8-10 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR B. Buckner L. Smith 2% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 8-10 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR F. White L. Smith 1% 100% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Red Sox 10.

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