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Standings
BAL
@ANA
6
2
KCR
@BOS
2
8
TEX
@CLE
6
5
NYY
@MIN
1
9
CHW
@SEA
0
5
DET
@TOR
3
6
FLA
@ATL
6
4
SDP
@CHC
1
3
LAD
@CIN
10
5
PIT
@COL
3
5
SFG
@MON
4
0
HOU
@NYM
1
6
PHI
@STL
1
6
Friday, August 8, 1997, 7:07
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 31,777, Time of Game: 2:43
Royals
2
47-65
 Lost 2 
5th, 11 GB
at Red Sox
8
57-59
 Won 5 
3rd, 16½ GB
W: Steve Avery (6-2)
L: Ricky Bones (2-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  1  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    2  7  0
Red Sox         5  0  1   0  1  0   1  0  X    8 15  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Offerman 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .299 .364 .404 .768 14 12 -0.056 0.79 0.034 -0.090 -1.1 4 4 CS
Shane Halter CF 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .263 .344 .351 .695 12 9 -0.070 0.90 0.000 -0.070 -1.1 2 0
   Johnny Damon PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .290 .345 .401 .746 3 3 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.1 1 0
Jay Bell SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .278 .362 .471 .833 22 13 -0.028 0.32 0.004 -0.031 -0.2 1 3
Chili Davis DH 4 2 2 0 0 1 4 .291 .397 .499 .895 12 9 0.036 0.33 0.049 -0.013 0.7 2·2B
Dean Palmer 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .259 .313 .434 .747 16 10 -0.046 0.39 0.000 -0.046 -1.4 2 2
Jeff King 1B 4 0 2 2 0 1 4 .240 .345 .437 .782 14 9 0.058 0.39 0.072 -0.014 1.5 8 0 2·2B
Joe Vitiello LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .244 .329 .409 .738 15 10 -0.050 0.59 0.000 -0.050 -1.0 1 0
Mike Macfarlane C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .195 .277 .341 .617 9 7 -0.037 0.42 0.000 -0.037 -0.8 4 1
Yamil Benitez RF 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .298 .344 .596 .941 13 6 0.030 0.53 0.058 -0.027 0.4 1 0 2B,CS
Ricky Bones P 0 0
   Larry Casian P 0 0
   Mike Perez P 0 0
   Matt Whisenant P 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 1 12 33 .219 .242 .375 .617 130 88 -0.164 0.46 0.217 -0.379 -3.1 24 10
2B: C Davis 2 (16, 2 off S Avery); J King 2 (25, 2 off S Avery); Y Benitez (3, off S Avery).
TB: J King 4; C Davis 4; Y Benitez 2; J Bell; J Offerman.
RBI: J King 2 (71).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Baserunning
CS: J Offerman (10, 2nd base by S Avery/S Hatteberg); Y Benitez (1, 3rd base by S Avery/S Hatteberg).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Nomar Garciaparra SS 4 1 1 1 0 2 5 .307 .348 .529 .877 13 9 0.016 0.52 0.038 -0.022 -1.1 1 3 SF
John Valentin 3B 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .304 .370 .487 .857 16 10 0.048 0.51 0.070 -0.023 0.5 1 1
Mo Vaughn 1B 5 0 2 0 0 2 5 .331 .445 .581 1.026 18 14 -0.050 0.48 0.011 -0.061 -0.5 6 0 2B
Reggie Jefferson DH 4 1 2 3 0 0 4 .364 .394 .552 .947 15 9 0.188 0.63 0.202 -0.014 2.0 HR
   Mike Stanley PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .306 .399 .524 .923 4 2 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.5
Wil Cordero LF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .285 .322 .442 .764 26 16 -0.004 0.21 0.014 -0.019 -0.8 2 0
Troy O'Leary RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .317 .360 .512 .872 17 11 0.003 0.26 0.019 -0.016 -0.6 2 0
Scott Hatteberg C 4 3 4 1 0 0 4 .279 .366 .439 .804 16 9 0.096 0.39 0.096 0.000 3.0 12 2 3·2B
Darren Bragg CF 2 0 1 1 2 0 4 .265 .350 .407 .757 16 7 0.037 0.34 0.037 0.000 1.1 1 0
Jeff Frye 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .308 .348 .429 .777 8 7 0.003 0.41 0.025 -0.022 0.3 1 0 2B
   Mike Benjamin 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .274 .328 .602 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Steve Avery P 0 1
   Mark Brandenburg P 1 0
Team Totals 38 8 15 8 3 4 42 .395 .429 .605 1.034 149 94 0.336 0.40 0.512 -0.178 3.5 27 8
2B: S Hatteberg 3 (16, 2 off R Bones, 1 off L Casian); J Frye (22, off M Perez); M Vaughn (13, off M Whisenant).
HR: R Jefferson (12, off R Bones, 1st inn, 2 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF).
SF: N Garciaparra (4, off R Bones).
TB: S Hatteberg 7; R Jefferson 5; J Frye 3; M Vaughn 3; N Garciaparra; J Valentin; D Bragg; T O'Leary; W Cordero.
RBI: R Jefferson 3 (53); J Frye (35); S Hatteberg (30); J Valentin (57); D Bragg (48); N Garciaparra (68).
2-out RBI: J Valentin.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 6 for 19.
Fielding
DP: 2. S Hatteberg-J Valentin; S Hatteberg-N Garciaparra.

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
Ricky Bones, L (2-5) 4.2 12 7 7 3 2 1 8.01 29 104 64 40 3 21 12 12 7 0 11 -0.340 0.56 -4.7
Larry Casian 1.2 1 1 1 0 1 0 5.74 6 25 15 12 1 2 3 2 1 0 2 0 0.005 0.07 0.7
Mike Perez 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.35 3 6 5 2 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 -0.002 0.06 -0.0
Matt Whisenant 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 4 14 10 7 0 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.6
Team Totals 8 15 8 8 3 4 1 9.00 42 149 94 61 6 27 17 18 11 0 11 3 1 -0.336 0.40 -3.5

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
Steve Avery, W (6-2) 6.1 6 2 2 1 7 0 4.56 24 94 61 28 10 23 7 9 1 0 59 0.129 0.57 1.2
Mark Brandenburg 2.2 1 0 0 0 5 0 8.47 9 36 27 13 3 11 2 2 0 0 1 0 0.035 0.16 1.9
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 1 12 0 2.00 33 130 88 41 13 34 9 11 1 0 59 1 0 0.164 0.46 3.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Greg Kosc, 1B - Mike Everitt, 2B - Ted Hendry, 3B - Dan Morrison.
Time of Game: 2:43.
Attendance: 31,777.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 2mph out to Centerfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Boston Red Sox
1 Jose Offerman 2B 1 Nomar Garciaparra SS
2 Shane Halter CF 2 John Valentin 3B
3 Jay Bell SS 3 Mo Vaughn 1B
4 Chili Davis DH 4 Reggie Jefferson DH
5 Dean Palmer 3B 5 Wil Cordero LF
6 Jeff King 1B 6 Troy O'Leary RF
7 Joe Vitiello LF 7 Scott Hatteberg C
8 Mike Macfarlane C 8 Darren Bragg CF
9 Yamil Benitez RF 9 Jeff Frye 2B
Ricky Bones P Steve Avery P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  RRR BOS R. Jefferson R. Bones 20% 78% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Garciaparra Scores; Valentin Scores
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO KCR S. Halter S. Avery 7% 54% Double Play: Strikeout Looking, Offerman Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b1 3-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  R BOS S. Hatteberg R. Bones 6% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Cordero Scores; O'Leary to 3B
t2 0-5 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. King S. Avery -5% 82% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Davis Scores
b1 0-0 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  BOS J. Valentin R. Bones 5% 64% Walk; Garciaparra 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' Steve Avery facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR J. Offerman S. Avery -3% 47% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO KCR S. Halter S. Avery 7% 54% Double Play: Strikeout Looking, Offerman Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Bell S. Avery 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS N. Garciaparra R. Bones 3% 58% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  BOS J. Valentin R. Bones 5% 64% Walk; Garciaparra to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn R. Bones -5% 59% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  RRR BOS R. Jefferson R. Bones 20% 78% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Garciaparra Scores; Valentin Scores
b1 3-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  BOS W. Cordero R. Bones 1% 80% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b1 3-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  BOS T. O'Leary R. Bones 2% 82% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Cordero to 2B
b1 3-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  R BOS S. Hatteberg R. Bones 6% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Cordero Scores; O'Leary to 3B
b1 4-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R BOS D. Bragg R. Bones 3% 91% Single to LF (Line Drive); O'Leary Scores; Hatteberg to 2B
b1 5-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Frye R. Bones -1% 89% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
b1 5-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O BOS N. Garciaparra R. Bones -1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 4-5-6
t2 0-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR C. Davis S. Avery -3% 84% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
t2 0-5 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. Palmer S. Avery 3% 87% Flyball: RF
t2 0-5 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. King S. Avery -5% 82% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Davis Scores
t2 1-5 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Vitiello S. Avery 3% 85% Strikeout Looking
t2 1-5 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane S. Avery 2% 87% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-1, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 2-3-4
b2 5-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Valentin R. Bones -1% 86% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b2 5-1 1 --- 7,(1-2)  BOS M. Vaughn R. Bones 1% 87% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
b2 5-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O BOS R. Jefferson R. Bones -1% 86% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 5-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O BOS W. Cordero R. Bones -1% 85% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 9-1-2
t3 1-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR Y. Benitez S. Avery -4% 80% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t3 1-5 0 -2- 4,(0-2)  O KCR J. Offerman S. Avery 3% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-5 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  OO KCR S. Halter S. Avery 5% 88% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Benitez Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-1, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 6-7-8
b3 5-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS T. O'Leary R. Bones -1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 5-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS S. Hatteberg R. Bones 2% 89% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b3 5-1 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  BOS D. Bragg R. Bones 1% 90% Walk
b3 5-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  BOS J. Frye R. Bones 2% 92% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B); Hatteberg to 3B; Bragg to 2B
b3 5-1 1 123 2,(1-0)  RO BOS N. Garciaparra R. Bones 0% 92% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Hatteberg Scores
b3 6-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Valentin R. Bones -1% 91% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-6, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 3-4-5
t4 1-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Bell S. Avery 1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t4 1-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR C. Davis S. Avery 1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 1-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Palmer S. Avery 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-1, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 3-4-5
b4 6-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Vaughn R. Bones -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
b4 6-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS R. Jefferson R. Bones 1% 94% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line)
b4 6-1 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O BOS W. Cordero R. Bones -1% 93% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b4 6-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS T. O'Leary R. Bones -1% 93% Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-6, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 6-7-8
t5 1-6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. King S. Avery 1% 94% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
t5 1-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Vitiello S. Avery 1% 95% Flyball: LF
t5 1-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane S. Avery 0% 95% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-1, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 7-8-9
b5 6-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS S. Hatteberg R. Bones 1% 97% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b5 6-1 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  BOS D. Bragg R. Bones 0% 97% Walk
b5 6-1 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Frye R. Bones -1% 96% Lineout: CF
b5 6-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O BOS N. Garciaparra R. Bones -1% 95% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Hatteberg to 3B
b5 6-1 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  R BOS J. Valentin R. Bones 2% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive); Hatteberg Scores; Garciaparra to 3B
Larry Casian replaces Ricky Bones pitching
b5 7-1 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn L. Casian -1% 97% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 7.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-7, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 9-1-2
t6 1-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR Y. Benitez S. Avery -1% 95% Walk
t6 1-7 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman S. Avery 1% 97% Flyball: RF
t6 1-7 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR S. Halter S. Avery 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-7 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. Bell S. Avery 1% 98% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-1, Royals' Larry Casian facing 4-5-6
b6 7-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O BOS R. Jefferson L. Casian -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 7-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS W. Cordero L. Casian -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 7-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS T. O'Leary L. Casian -0% 98% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 7.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-7, Red Sox' Steve Avery facing 4-5-6
t7 1-7 0 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR C. Davis S. Avery -1% 97% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
t7 1-7 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Palmer S. Avery 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t7 1-7 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  R KCR J. King S. Avery -2% 96% Double to RF (Fly Ball); Davis Scores
Mark Brandenburg replaces Steve Avery pitching
t7 2-7 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Vitiello M. Brandenburg 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
t7 2-7 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Macfarlane M. Brandenburg 1% 98% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-2, Royals' Larry Casian facing 7-8-9
b7 7-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  BOS S. Hatteberg L. Casian 0% 99% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b7 7-2 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O BOS D. Bragg L. Casian -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B); Hatteberg to 3B
Mike Perez replaces Larry Casian pitching
b7 7-2 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R BOS J. Frye M. Perez 0% 99% Double to LF (Line Drive); Hatteberg Scores
b7 8-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O BOS N. Garciaparra M. Perez -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b7 8-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Valentin M. Perez -0% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 8.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-8, Red Sox' Mark Brandenburg facing 9-1-2
Mike Benjamin replaces Jeff Frye playing 2B batting 9th
t8 2-8 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR Y. Benitez M. Brandenburg 0% 99% Popfly: P (Weak 1B)
t8 2-8 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Offerman M. Brandenburg 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
Johnny Damon pinch hits for Shane Halter (CF) batting 2nd
t8 2-8 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Damon M. Brandenburg 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 8-2, Royals' Matt Whisenant facing 3-4-5
Matt Whisenant replaces Mike Perez pitching
Johnny Damon moves from PH to CF
b8 8-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS M. Vaughn M. Whisenant 0% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
Mike Stanley pinch hits for Reggie Jefferson (DH) batting 4th
b8 8-2 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O BOS M. Stanley M. Whisenant -0% 100% Lineout: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b8 8-2 1 -2- 6,(1-2)  O BOS W. Cordero M. Whisenant -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B; Vaughn to 3B
b8 8-2 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O BOS T. O'Leary M. Whisenant -0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 8.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-8, Red Sox' Mark Brandenburg facing 3-4-5
t9 2-8 0 --- 8,(3-2)  KCR J. Bell M. Brandenburg -0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 2-8 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR C. Davis M. Brandenburg 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 2-8 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. Palmer M. Brandenburg 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 2-8 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O KCR J. King M. Brandenburg 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 8.

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  • 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.

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