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Standings
KCR
@CAL
10
4
BOS
@CLE
5
7
BAL
@NYY
3
6
MIL
@TOR
6
3
CIN
@ATL
8
4
PHI
@CHC
7
9
LAD
@HOU
6
4
 
(11)
NYM
@MON
10
7
SFG
@SDP
1
3
PIT
@STL
6
8
 
(10)
Thursday, June 18, 1987,
, Anaheim Stadium
Attendance: 42,923, Time of Game: 2:41
Royals
10
33-30
 Won 2 
3rd, 3 GB
at Angels
4
30-36
 Lost 1 
5th, 7½ GB
W: Mark Gubicza (4-8)
L: Willie Fraser (3-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  5   0  2  0   2  1  0   10  9  0
Angels          2  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  0    4  6  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 5 3 3 1 0 1 5 .294 .329 .398 .727 0.044 0.61 0.079 -0.034 1.7 3 0 HR
Kevin Seitzer 3B 5 2 2 1 0 2 5 .311 .391 .422 .813 0.137 0.85 0.178 -0.041 1.7 1 2
George Brett DH 3 2 1 1 2 1 5 .317 .429 .492 .921 0.060 0.68 0.071 -0.011 1.2 2B,IW
Danny Tartabull RF 4 1 1 2 1 2 5 .321 .381 .493 .874 0.130 1.04 0.228 -0.097 0.6 0 0 HR
Frank White 2B 4 1 1 3 0 1 5 .226 .297 .371 .668 0.159 1.11 0.204 -0.045 1.1 0 3 2B,SF
Bo Jackson LF 3 0 1 2 0 1 4 .263 .330 .522 .852 0.120 0.85 0.156 -0.036 1.3 0 0 HBP
Steve Balboni 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .207 .283 .394 .677 -0.065 0.57 0.000 -0.065 -1.3 11 2
Angel Salazar SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .225 .232 .284 .516 0.006 0.58 0.040 -0.034 -0.3 5 7
Jamie Quirk C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .239 .316 .325 .641 -0.063 0.65 0.000 -0.063 -0.8 5 0
Mark Gubicza P 2 1
Team Totals 35 10 9 10 4 9 41 .257 .341 .486 .827 0.528 0.78 0.956 -0.426 5.2 27 15
2B: F White (12, off W Fraser); G Brett (5, off C Finley).
HR: D Tartabull (10, off W Fraser, 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out); W Wilson (3, off D Buice, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
SF: F White (4, off D Buice).
IBB: G Brett (2, by W Fraser).
HBP: B Jackson (3, by D Buice).
TB: W Wilson 6; D Tartabull 4; F White 2; K Seitzer 2; G Brett 2; B Jackson.
RBI: F White 3 (36); B Jackson 2 (37); D Tartabull 2 (31); G Brett (9); W Wilson (9); K Seitzer (29).
2-out RBI: F White 2; B Jackson 2; W Wilson.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 5 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 3. M Gubicza-A Salazar-S Balboni; S Balboni-A Salazar-M Gubicza; F White-A Salazar-S Balboni.

California Angels

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian Downing DH 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .274 .396 .540 .937 0.037 0.66 0.064 -0.028 0.3 HBP
Devon White CF 3 1 1 0 1 2 4 .276 .318 .481 .800 0.011 0.91 0.061 -0.050 0.5 3 0
Wally Joyner 1B 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .278 .358 .496 .854 0.133 0.85 0.148 -0.016 0.9 4 0 GDP
Jack Howell LF 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .268 .347 .525 .872 0.083 0.98 0.179 -0.096 0.5 4 0 HR,GDP
Doug DeCinces 3B 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .224 .335 .398 .733 0.030 0.50 0.052 -0.021 0.6 3 2
Mark Ryal RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .241 .268 .481 .749 -0.146 0.98 0.000 -0.146 -1.7 2 0 GDP
Dick Schofield SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .207 .259 .315 .574 -0.047 0.46 0.000 -0.047 -0.7 0 1
Bob Boone C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .270 .347 .315 .662 -0.018 0.44 0.009 -0.027 -0.2 9 0
   Ruppert Jones PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .313 .473 .785 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.3
Mark McLemore 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .237 .329 .283 .612 -0.051 0.63 0.000 -0.051 -0.7 2 1
Willie Fraser P 0 1
   Chuck Finley P 0 0
   DeWayne Buice P 0 0
   Gary Lucas P 0 0
Team Totals 30 4 6 3 4 5 35 .200 .314 .300 .614 0.031 0.70 0.513 -0.483 -0.8 27 5
HR: J Howell (12, off M Gubicza, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
HBP: B Downing (5, by M Gubicza).
TB: J Howell 4; W Joyner 2; D White; B Downing; B Boone.
GIDP: W Joyner (5); J Howell (4); M Ryal (2).
RBI: J Howell 2 (30); W Joyner (48).
2-out RBI: J Howell 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 4.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mark Gubicza, W (4-8) 9 6 4 4 4 5 1 4.81 35 60 -0.030 0.70 0.8
Team Totals 9 6 4 4 4 5 1 4.00 35 60 -0.030 0.70 0.8

California Angels

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Willie Fraser, L (3-5) 6 5 7 7 4 6 1 3.51 27 36 -0.454 1.09 -3.8
Chuck Finley 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 5.23 3 0 0 -0.080 0.48 -2.5
DeWayne Buice 2 1 1 1 0 2 1 3.12 8 2 1 0.004 0.14 0.6
Gary Lucas 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7.71 3 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 10 10 4 9 2 10.00 41 36 2 1 -0.529 0.78 -5.2
C Finley faced 3 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: W Fraser (3); C Finley (3).
HBP: M Gubicza (1; B Downing); D Buice (2; B Jackson).
IBB: W Fraser (2; G Brett).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rocky Roe, 1B - Larry Barnett, 2B - Greg Kosc, 3B - Nick Bremigan.
Time of Game: 2:41.
Attendance: 42,923.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         California Angels
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Brian Downing DH
2 Kevin Seitzer 3B 2 Devon White CF
3 George Brett DH 3 Wally Joyner 1B
4 Danny Tartabull RF 4 Jack Howell LF
5 Frank White 2B 5 Doug DeCinces 3B
6 Bo Jackson LF 6 Mark Ryal RF
7 Steve Balboni 1B 7 Dick Schofield SS
8 Angel Salazar SS 8 Bob Boone C
9 Jamie Quirk C 9 Mark McLemore 2B
Mark Gubicza P Willie Fraser P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 1-2 2 123 RR KCR F. White W. Fraser 20% 62% Double; Wilson Scores; Seitzer Scores; Brett to 3B
t5 5-4 1 1-- RR KCR D. Tartabull W. Fraser 18% 82% Home Run; Brett Scores
b3 2-5 2 1-- RR CAL J. Howell M. Gubicza -18% 61% Home Run; Joyner Scores
t3 3-2 2 -23 RR KCR B. Jackson W. Fraser 16% 77% Single; Brett Scores; White Scores
t3 0-2 1 12- R KCR K. Seitzer W. Fraser 15% 49% Single; Salazar Scores; Wilson to 3B; Seitzer 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, Angels' Willie Fraser facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson W. Fraser -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR K. Seitzer W. Fraser -2% 46% Flyball: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett W. Fraser -1% 45% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Angels 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CAL B. Downing M. Gubicza -3% 42% Hit By Pitch
b1 0-0 0 1-- CAL D. White M. Gubicza -5% 36% Walk; Downing to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- R CAL W. Joyner M. Gubicza -11% 25% Single; Downing Scores; White to 3B
b1 1-0 0 1-3 ROO CAL J. Howell M. Gubicza 5% 30% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P; White Scores/No RBI
b1 2-0 2 --- O CAL D. DeCinces M. Gubicza 1% 31% Lineout: SS
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Angels 2.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Angels' Willie Fraser facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- KCR D. Tartabull W. Fraser 4% 34% Walk
t2 0-2 0 1-- O KCR F. White W. Fraser -4% 31% Flyball: LF
t2 0-2 1 1-- O KCR B. Jackson W. Fraser -3% 28% Strikeout
t2 0-2 2 1-- KCR S. Balboni W. Fraser 1% 29% Wild Pitch; Tartabull to 2B
t2 0-2 2 -2- O KCR S. Balboni W. Fraser -3% 26% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Angels 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 6-7-8
b2 2-0 0 --- O CAL M. Ryal M. Gubicza 2% 27% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 2-0 1 --- O CAL D. Schofield M. Gubicza 1% 28% Strikeout
b2 2-0 2 --- CAL B. Boone M. Gubicza -1% 28% Single
b2 2-0 2 1-- O CAL M. McLemore M. Gubicza 2% 29% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Angels 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Angels' Willie Fraser facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- KCR A. Salazar W. Fraser 4% 33% Walk
t3 0-2 0 1-- O KCR J. Quirk W. Fraser -4% 29% Flyball: LF
t3 0-2 1 1-- KCR W. Wilson W. Fraser 4% 34% Single; Salazar to 2B
t3 0-2 1 12- R KCR K. Seitzer W. Fraser 15% 49% Single; Salazar Scores; Wilson to 3B; Seitzer to 2B
t3 1-2 1 -23 KCR G. Brett W. Fraser 2% 50% Intentional Walk
t3 1-2 1 123 O KCR D. Tartabull W. Fraser -9% 42% Strikeout
t3 1-2 2 123 RR KCR F. White W. Fraser 20% 62% Double; Wilson Scores; Seitzer Scores; Brett to 3B
t3 3-2 2 -23 RR KCR B. Jackson W. Fraser 16% 77% Single; Brett Scores; White Scores
t3 5-2 2 1-- O KCR S. Balboni W. Fraser -1% 76% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Angels 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
b3 2-5 0 --- O CAL B. Downing M. Gubicza 2% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 2-5 1 --- O CAL D. White M. Gubicza 2% 80% Strikeout
b3 2-5 2 --- CAL W. Joyner M. Gubicza -1% 79% Single
b3 2-5 2 1-- RR CAL J. Howell M. Gubicza -18% 61% Home Run; Joyner Scores
b3 4-5 2 --- O CAL D. DeCinces M. Gubicza 1% 62% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Angels 4.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Angels' Willie Fraser facing 8-9-1
t4 5-4 0 --- O KCR A. Salazar W. Fraser -2% 60% Groundout: P-1B
t4 5-4 1 --- O KCR J. Quirk W. Fraser -2% 58% Foul Flyball: 3B
t4 5-4 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson W. Fraser -1% 57% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Angels 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Angels Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 6-7-8
b4 4-5 0 --- O CAL M. Ryal M. Gubicza 3% 60% Groundout: 1B-P
b4 4-5 1 --- O CAL D. Schofield M. Gubicza 2% 62% Flyball: CF
b4 4-5 2 --- O CAL B. Boone M. Gubicza 1% 63% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Angels 4.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Angels' Willie Fraser facing 2-3-4
t5 5-4 0 --- O KCR K. Seitzer W. Fraser -2% 61% Strikeout
t5 5-4 1 --- KCR G. Brett W. Fraser 3% 64% Walk
t5 5-4 1 1-- RR KCR D. Tartabull W. Fraser 18% 82% Home Run; Brett Scores
t5 7-4 1 --- O KCR F. White W. Fraser -1% 81% Strikeout
t5 7-4 2 --- O KCR B. Jackson W. Fraser -1% 80% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Angels 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Angels Batting, Behind 4-7, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 9-1-2
b5 4-7 0 --- O CAL M. McLemore M. Gubicza 3% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 4-7 1 --- CAL B. Downing M. Gubicza -3% 80% Single
b5 4-7 1 1-- O CAL D. White M. Gubicza 3% 83% Strikeout
b5 4-7 2 1-- CAL W. Joyner M. Gubicza -2% 81% Walk; Downing to 2B
b5 4-7 2 12- O CAL J. Howell M. Gubicza 5% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 7, Angels 4.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-4, Angels' Willie Fraser facing 7-8-9
t6 7-4 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni W. Fraser -1% 85% Flyball: CF
t6 7-4 1 --- O KCR A. Salazar W. Fraser -1% 84% Foul Flyball: RF
t6 7-4 2 --- O KCR J. Quirk W. Fraser -1% 83% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Angels 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Angels Batting, Behind 4-7, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 5-6-7
b6 4-7 0 --- CAL D. DeCinces M. Gubicza -5% 78% Walk
b6 4-7 0 1-- OO CAL M. Ryal M. Gubicza 9% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b6 4-7 2 --- O CAL D. Schofield M. Gubicza 1% 89% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Angels 4.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-4, Angels' Chuck Finley facing 1-2-3
Chuck Finley replaces Willie Fraser pitching
t7 7-4 0 --- KCR W. Wilson C. Finley 1% 90% Single
t7 7-4 0 1-- KCR K. Seitzer C. Finley 1% 92% Wild Pitch; Wilson to 2B
t7 7-4 0 -2- KCR K. Seitzer C. Finley 2% 94% Single; Wilson to 3B
t7 7-4 0 1-3 R KCR G. Brett C. Finley 3% 97% Double; Wilson Scores; Seitzer to 3B
DeWayne Buice replaces Chuck Finley pitching
t7 8-4 0 -23 O KCR D. Tartabull D. Buice -1% 96% Strikeout
t7 8-4 1 -23 RO KCR F. White D. Buice 1% 96% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Seitzer Scores
t7 9-4 2 -2- KCR B. Jackson D. Buice 0% 96% Hit By Pitch
t7 9-4 2 12- O KCR S. Balboni D. Buice -1% 96% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 9, Angels 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Angels Batting, Behind 4-9, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 8-9-1
b7 4-9 0 --- O CAL B. Boone M. Gubicza 1% 97% Flyball: 3B
b7 4-9 1 --- O CAL M. McLemore M. Gubicza 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 4-9 2 --- O CAL B. Downing M. Gubicza 0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 9, Angels 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-4, Angels' DeWayne Buice facing 8-9-1
t8 9-4 0 --- O KCR A. Salazar D. Buice -0% 98% Flyball: CF
t8 9-4 1 --- O KCR J. Quirk D. Buice -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 9-4 2 --- R KCR W. Wilson D. Buice 1% 99% Home Run
t8 10-4 2 --- O KCR K. Seitzer D. Buice -0% 99% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 10, Angels 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Angels Batting, Behind 4-10, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 2-3-4
b8 4-10 0 --- CAL D. White M. Gubicza -1% 98% Single
b8 4-10 0 1-- OO CAL W. Joyner M. Gubicza 2% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b8 4-10 2 --- O CAL J. Howell M. Gubicza 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 10, Angels 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 10-4, Angels' Gary Lucas facing 3-4-5
Gary Lucas replaces DeWayne Buice pitching
t9 10-4 0 --- O KCR G. Brett G. Lucas -0% 100% Strikeout
t9 10-4 1 --- O KCR D. Tartabull G. Lucas -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 10-4 2 --- O KCR F. White G. Lucas -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 10, Angels 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Angels Batting, Behind 4-10, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 5-6-7
b9 4-10 0 --- CAL D. DeCinces M. Gubicza -0% 99% Walk
b9 4-10 0 1-- O CAL M. Ryal M. Gubicza 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b9 4-10 1 1-- O CAL D. Schofield M. Gubicza 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B; Ryal to 2B
Ruppert Jones pinch hits for Bob Boone (C) batting 8th
b9 4-10 2 -2- O CAL R. Jones M. Gubicza 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 10, Angels 4.

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