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Scores
Standings
DET
@BAL
12
4
NYY
@BOS
9
5
KCR
@CAL
5
2
SEA
@CLE
6
4
TOR
@MIL
5
3
CHW
@MIN
1
8
TEX
@OAK
1
2
SDP
@ATL
11
4
PIT
@CHC
3
2
LAD
@CIN
2
3
 
(13)
SFG
@HOU
2
4
STL
@MON
2
9
PHI
@NYM
5
3
Monday, September 7, 1987,
, Anaheim Stadium
Attendance: 28,034, Time of Game: 2:57
Royals
5
68-70
 Won 1 
3rd, 5½ GB
at Angels
2
67-71
 Lost 1 
4th, 6½ GB
L: Mike Witt (15-11)
S: Gene Garber (11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   3  0  1   0  1  0    5  8  1
Angels          0  0  0   1  0  1   0  0  0    2  7  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 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .272 .314 .373 .687 -0.042 0.55 0.017 -0.059 -0.6 3 0
Bill Pecota SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 .278 .337 .367 .704 0.016 0.55 0.049 -0.034 -0.1 0 5 2B,HBP
Kevin Seitzer 3B 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .326 .401 .478 .879 -0.071 0.78 0.007 -0.079 -0.6 1 2
George Brett 1B 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .284 .382 .491 .873 -0.025 0.72 0.043 -0.068 -0.7 8 0
Danny Tartabull RF 3 2 2 1 1 0 4 .296 .373 .513 .886 0.172 0.97 0.186 -0.014 1.8 3 0 HR
Frank White 2B 4 2 2 3 0 1 4 .247 .315 .403 .718 0.180 1.13 0.227 -0.047 1.8 4 2 HR,2B
Steve Balboni DH 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 .215 .282 .418 .700 -0.073 0.70 0.000 -0.073 -1.1
Jamie Quirk C 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .257 .327 .376 .703 0.027 0.56 0.067 -0.041 0.4 4 0
Gary Thurman LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .250 .308 .292 .599 -0.043 0.55 0.007 -0.051 -0.6 3 0
Charlie Leibrandt P 0 0
   Gene Garber P 1 0
Team Totals 35 5 8 5 4 12 40 .229 .325 .457 .782 0.141 0.71 0.603 -0.466 0.2 27 9
2B: B Pecota (1, off M Witt); F White (28, off M Witt).
HR: F White (15, off M Witt, 4th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to LF); D Tartabull (27, off M Witt, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
HBP: B Pecota (1, by M Witt).
TB: F White 6; D Tartabull 5; B Pecota 2; J Quirk; K Seitzer; G Thurman.
RBI: F White 3 (70); J Quirk (30); D Tartabull (79).
2-out RBI: J Quirk.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Pecota-F White-G Brett.
E: C Leibrandt (4).

California Angels

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dick Schofield SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .257 .313 .372 .685 0.090 0.94 0.130 -0.041 0.7 2 3 3B
Wally Joyner 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .287 .367 .529 .896 0.009 1.41 0.089 -0.080 0.0 8 0
Brian Downing DH 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .267 .386 .477 .862 0.169 1.21 0.198 -0.029 1.5 HR
Doug DeCinces 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .241 .346 .403 .749 -0.138 1.69 0.000 -0.138 -1.1 0 1
   Jack Howell PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .253 .344 .468 .812 -0.018 0.70 0.000 -0.018 -0.2 0 0
Johnny Ray 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .284 .335 .369 .703 -0.066 1.30 0.036 -0.102 -0.4 2 3
George Hendrick LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .241 .310 .418 .728 -0.067 1.71 0.023 -0.090 -0.8 1 0 GDP
   Bill Buckner PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .274 .304 .338 .641 -0.026 0.98 0.000 -0.026 -0.2
Tony Armas RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .245 .245 .469 .714 -0.138 2.10 0.013 -0.151 -0.9 1 0
   Ruppert Jones PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .229 .301 .428 .728 -0.014 0.54 0.000 -0.014 -0.2
Devon White CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .258 .299 .449 .748 -0.093 0.88 0.000 -0.093 -0.8 1 0
Bob Boone C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .242 .306 .312 .618 -0.068 0.88 0.000 -0.068 -0.5 12 0
Mike Witt P 0 0
   Gary Lucas P 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 7 2 2 4 35 .212 .257 .364 .621 -0.360 1.26 0.489 -0.850 -2.8 27 7
3B: D Schofield (2, off C Leibrandt).
HR: B Downing (24, off C Leibrandt, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: B Downing 5; D Schofield 4; W Joyner; T Armas; J Ray.
GIDP: G Hendrick (5).
RBI: W Joyner (102); B Downing (66).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: D Schofield (1st base by C Leibrandt).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Charlie Leibrandt, W (14-10) 7 7 2 2 2 2 1 2.91 29 55 0.260 1.38 1.7
Gene Garber, S (11) 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.63 6 0 0 0.101 0.65 1.1
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 2 4 1 2.00 35 55 0 0 0.361 1.26 2.8

California Angels

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Witt, L (15-11) 8 7 5 5 4 11 2 3.87 36 55 -0.148 0.78 -0.7
Gary Lucas 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.74 4 0 0 0.009 0.12 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 4 12 2 5.00 40 55 0 0 -0.139 0.71 -0.2
Balks: None.
WP: C Leibrandt (9).
HBP: M Witt (3; B Pecota).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: C Leibrandt (3; D Schofield, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Young, 1B - Joe Brinkman, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - Tim Welke.
Time of Game: 2:57.
Attendance: 28,034.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         California Angels
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Dick Schofield SS
2 Bill Pecota SS 2 Wally Joyner 1B
3 Kevin Seitzer 3B 3 Brian Downing DH
4 George Brett 1B 4 Doug DeCinces 3B
5 Danny Tartabull RF 5 Johnny Ray 2B
6 Frank White 2B 6 George Hendrick LF
7 Steve Balboni DH 7 Tony Armas RF
8 Jamie Quirk C 8 Devon White CF
9 Gary Thurman LF 9 Bob Boone C
Charlie Leibrandt P Mike Witt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-0 0 12- RRR KCR F. White M. Witt 20% 81% Home Run; Brett Scores; Tartabull Scores
b6 2-4 2 123 O CAL T. Armas C. Leibrandt 12% 81% Strikeout
b6 1-4 0 --- CAL D. Schofield C. Leibrandt -10% 74% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
b4 0-3 0 --- R CAL B. Downing C. Leibrandt -9% 68% Home Run
b6 2-4 0 1-- CAL B. Downing C. Leibrandt -9% 58% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Joyner 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' Mike Witt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson M. Witt -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- KCR B. Pecota M. Witt 2% 50% Hit By Pitch
t1 0-0 1 1-- O KCR K. Seitzer M. Witt -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett M. Witt -2% 45% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Angels 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CAL D. Schofield C. Leibrandt 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CAL W. Joyner C. Leibrandt 2% 49% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- CAL B. Downing C. Leibrandt -1% 48% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CAL D. DeCinces C. Leibrandt 2% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Angels 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Angels' Mike Witt facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- KCR D. Tartabull M. Witt 4% 54% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-0 0 1-- O KCR F. White M. Witt -4% 50% Popfly: 1B
t2 0-0 1 1-- O KCR S. Balboni M. Witt -3% 47% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Quirk M. Witt -2% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Angels 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- CAL J. Ray C. Leibrandt -4% 41% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF)
b2 0-0 0 1-- OO CAL G. Hendrick C. Leibrandt 8% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- CAL T. Armas C. Leibrandt -1% 48% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF)
b2 0-0 2 1-- O CAL D. White C. Leibrandt 2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Angels 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Angels' Mike Witt facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Thurman M. Witt -3% 47% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson M. Witt -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- KCR B. Pecota M. Witt 2% 48% Double (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t3 0-0 2 -2- O KCR K. Seitzer M. Witt -4% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Angels 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O CAL B. Boone C. Leibrandt 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O CAL D. Schofield C. Leibrandt 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 2 --- O CAL W. Joyner C. Leibrandt 1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Angels 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Angels' Mike Witt facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- KCR G. Brett M. Witt 4% 54% Walk
t4 0-0 0 1-- KCR D. Tartabull M. Witt 6% 61% Walk; Brett to 2B
t4 0-0 0 12- RRR KCR F. White M. Witt 20% 81% Home Run; Brett Scores; Tartabull Scores
t4 3-0 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni M. Witt -1% 80% Strikeout
t4 3-0 1 --- O KCR J. Quirk M. Witt -1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 3-0 2 --- KCR G. Thurman M. Witt 1% 79% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t4 3-0 2 1-- O KCR W. Wilson M. Witt -1% 78% Flyball: SS/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 3-4-5
b4 0-3 0 --- R CAL B. Downing C. Leibrandt -9% 68% Home Run
b4 1-3 0 --- O CAL D. DeCinces C. Leibrandt 3% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-3 1 --- O CAL J. Ray C. Leibrandt 2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-3 2 --- O CAL G. Hendrick C. Leibrandt 1% 75% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Angels' Mike Witt facing 2-3-4
t5 3-1 0 --- O KCR B. Pecota M. Witt -2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 3-1 1 --- O KCR K. Seitzer M. Witt -1% 71% Strikeout
t5 3-1 2 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Witt -1% 70% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Angels Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 7-8-9
b5 1-3 0 --- O CAL T. Armas C. Leibrandt 3% 74% Flyball: LF
b5 1-3 1 --- O CAL D. White C. Leibrandt 2% 76% Flyball: CF
b5 1-3 2 --- O CAL B. Boone C. Leibrandt 1% 77% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Angels' Mike Witt facing 5-6-7
t6 3-1 0 --- R KCR D. Tartabull M. Witt 8% 86% Home Run
t6 4-1 0 --- O KCR F. White M. Witt -1% 85% Strikeout
t6 4-1 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni M. Witt -1% 84% Strikeout
t6 4-1 2 --- O KCR J. Quirk M. Witt -1% 83% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Angels 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Angels Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
b6 1-4 0 --- CAL D. Schofield C. Leibrandt -10% 74% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
b6 1-4 0 --3 R CAL W. Joyner C. Leibrandt -6% 67% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Schofield Scores
b6 2-4 0 1-- CAL B. Downing C. Leibrandt -9% 58% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Joyner to 2B
b6 2-4 0 12- O CAL D. DeCinces C. Leibrandt 9% 67% Flyball: LF
b6 2-4 1 12- O CAL J. Ray C. Leibrandt 7% 74% Flyball: 2B
b6 2-4 2 12- CAL G. Hendrick C. Leibrandt -3% 72% Wild Pitch; Joyner to 3B; Downing to 2B
b6 2-4 2 -23 CAL G. Hendrick C. Leibrandt -2% 69% Walk
b6 2-4 2 123 O CAL T. Armas C. Leibrandt 12% 81% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 4, Angels 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Angels' Mike Witt facing 9-1-2
t7 4-2 0 --- O KCR G. Thurman M. Witt -2% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 4-2 1 --- KCR W. Wilson M. Witt 2% 81% Walk
t7 4-2 1 1-- O KCR B. Pecota M. Witt -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B; Wilson to 2B
t7 4-2 2 -2- KCR K. Seitzer M. Witt 1% 80% Walk
t7 4-2 2 12- O KCR G. Brett M. Witt -3% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Angels 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 8-9-1
b7 2-4 0 --- O CAL D. White C. Leibrandt 4% 81% Flyball: 2B
b7 2-4 1 --- O CAL B. Boone C. Leibrandt 3% 84% Flyball: RF
b7 2-4 2 --- CAL D. Schofield C. Leibrandt -2% 82% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b7 2-4 2 1-- CAL W. Joyner C. Leibrandt -1% 81% Schofield Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Schofield to 2B
b7 2-4 2 -2- O CAL W. Joyner C. Leibrandt 5% 86% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Angels 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Angels' Mike Witt facing 5-6-7
t8 4-2 0 --- O KCR D. Tartabull M. Witt -1% 84% Flyball: 2B
t8 4-2 1 --- KCR F. White M. Witt 3% 87% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t8 4-2 1 -2- O KCR S. Balboni M. Witt -2% 85% Strikeout
t8 4-2 2 -2- R KCR J. Quirk M. Witt 7% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); White Scores
t8 5-2 2 1-- O KCR G. Thurman M. Witt -1% 91% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Angels 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Gene Garber facing 3-4-5
Gene Garber replaces Charlie Leibrandt pitching
b8 2-5 0 --- O CAL B. Downing G. Garber 3% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
Jack Howell pinch hits for Doug DeCinces (3B) batting 4th
b8 2-5 1 --- O CAL J. Howell G. Garber 2% 96% Strikeout
b8 2-5 2 --- O CAL J. Ray G. Garber 1% 96% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Angels 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Angels' Gary Lucas facing 1-2-3
Gary Lucas replaces Mike Witt pitching
Jack Howell moves from PH to 3B
t9 5-2 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson G. Lucas -0% 96% Flyball: SS
t9 5-2 1 --- O KCR B. Pecota G. Lucas -0% 96% Strikeout
t9 5-2 2 --- KCR K. Seitzer G. Lucas 0% 96% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t9 5-2 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett G. Lucas -0% 95% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Angels 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Gene Garber facing 6-7-8
Bill Buckner pinch hits for George Hendrick (LF) batting 6th
b9 2-5 0 --- O CAL B. Buckner G. Garber 3% 98% Groundout: 2B-P
Ruppert Jones pinch hits for Tony Armas (RF) batting 7th
b9 2-5 1 --- O CAL R. Jones G. Garber 1% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b9 2-5 2 --- O CAL D. White G. Garber 1% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Angels 2.

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