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Saturday, July 20, 1996, 6:05
, Comiskey Park II
Attendance: 32,282, Time of Game: 3:05
Royals
7
44-54
 Won 4 
5th, 14½ GB
at White Sox
5
54-43
 Lost 4 
2nd, 4 GB
W: Doug Linton (4-5)
L: Brian Keyser (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  1  2   0  3  1   0  0  0    7 11  1
White Sox       0  0  0   4  1  0   0  0  0    5 10  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Offerman SS 4 1 0 0 1 0 .278 .733 11 6 -0.019 0.94 0.051 -0.070 -0.4 1 4
Bip Roberts 2B 5 0 2 2 0 0 .303 .738 9 6 0.119 1.07 0.177 -0.058 1.4 4 1 SB
   Keith Lockhart 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .793 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Kevin Young 1B 4 1 1 1 1 1 .250 .778 16 9 0.030 0.74 0.074 -0.045 0.2 4 1
Mike Macfarlane DH 5 1 1 0 0 1 .271 .862 10 7 -0.026 0.98 0.049 -0.075 -0.7
Craig Paquette LF 5 2 2 3 0 1 .244 .736 7 5 0.270 1.07 0.335 -0.065 1.7 3 0 HR,2B
Mike Sweeney C 3 0 2 0 1 0 .444 1.094 6 2 0.067 0.87 0.100 -0.033 0.7 11 0 2B
Johnny Damon RF 3 0 0 1 0 0 .295 .748 11 7 -0.057 1.06 0.006 -0.063 -0.9 2 0 SF
Joe Randa 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .738 13 7 -0.087 0.76 0.000 -0.087 -1.1 0 2
Tom Goodwin CF 4 2 3 0 0 0 .287 .683 10 8 0.101 0.81 0.116 -0.015 1.0 0 0 2·SB
Doug Linton P 1 0
   Mike Magnante P 0 0
   Hipolito Pichardo P 1 0
   Jeff Montgomery P 0 0
Team Totals 37 7 11 7 3 3 .297 .774 93 57 0.398 0.92 0.908 -0.511 1.8 27 8
2B: C Paquette (8, off M Sirotka); M Sweeney (1, off K McCaskill).
HR: C Paquette (12, off K McCaskill; 5th inn, 2 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
SF: J Damon (3, off M Sirotka).
TB: C Paquette 6; T Goodwin 3; M Sweeney 3; B Roberts 2; M Macfarlane; K Young.
RBI: C Paquette 3 (40); B Roberts 2 (37); J Damon (32); K Young (13).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 5 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Offerman-B Roberts-K Young.
E: T Goodwin (4).
Baserunning
SB: B Roberts (8, 2nd base off M Karchner/R Karkovice); T Goodwin 2 (41, 2nd base off K McCaskill/R Karkovice, 2nd base off B Keyser/R Karkovice).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Phillips LF 4 1 1 0 1 2 .292 .823 16 11 0.034 1.34 0.148 -0.114 0.5 3 0 2B
Darren Lewis CF 3 0 0 1 2 0 .239 .669 21 9 0.003 1.16 0.081 -0.078 -0.4 5 0
Robin Ventura 3B 5 0 3 0 0 1 .277 .886 11 6 0.075 1.37 0.160 -0.086 0.5 0 2
Harold Baines DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 .314 .932 6 3 -0.190 2.01 0.000 -0.190 -1.5
Danny Tartabull RF 4 1 0 0 0 2 .236 .767 9 6 -0.197 1.76 0.000 -0.197 -1.5 4 0
Dave Martinez 1B 4 1 2 0 0 2 .311 .826 12 6 0.091 1.20 0.158 -0.067 1.0 12 0
Ron Karkovice C 4 1 2 1 0 1 .211 .613 10 6 0.186 1.34 0.232 -0.045 1.5 3 0
Ray Durham 2B 4 1 1 2 0 2 .265 .769 10 7 0.099 1.36 0.237 -0.139 0.8 0 7 HR
Ozzie Guillen SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 .273 .658 7 5 -0.202 1.42 0.040 -0.242 -1.2 0 2 GDP
Mike Sirotka P 0 1
   Brian Keyser P 0 0
   Kirk McCaskill P 0 0
   Matt Karchner P 0 0
   Larry Thomas P 0 0
   Jeff Darwin P 0 0
Team Totals 36 5 10 4 3 11 .278 .722 102 59 -0.101 1.43 1.056 -1.158 -0.2 27 12
2B: T Phillips (20, off D Linton).
HR: R Durham (7, off D Linton; 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
TB: R Durham 4; R Ventura 3; D Martinez 2; T Phillips 2; R Karkovice 2; O Guillen.
GIDP: O Guillen (5).
RBI: R Durham 2 (36); D Lewis (37); R Karkovice (25).
2-out RBI: R Durham 2; R Karkovice.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 11.

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
Doug Linton, W (4-5) 5 7 5 5 1 8 1 4.81 23 6 8 6 0 40 -0.277 1.15 -2.1
Mike Magnante, H (4) 1.2 3 0 0 1 2 0 5.03 8 33 18 8 4 6 3 2 1 0 0 0 0.083 2.20 0.6
Hipolito Pichardo, H (11) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.20 4 11 6 5 0 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0.189 1.71 1.1
Jeff Montgomery, S (21) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.01 4 19 11 6 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.107 1.43 0.6
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 3 11 1 5.00 39 63 35 19 6 10 12 13 7 0 40 2 0 0.102 1.43 0.2

Chicago White 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
Mike Sirotka 2 4 3 3 1 1 0 8.83 11 5 4 2 0 36 -0.187 1.02 -2.2
Brian Keyser, L (1-1) 2.1 3 2 2 1 1 0 5.16 11 4 5 2 0 2 1 0.031 0.90 1.1
Kirk McCaskill, BS (2) 1 4 2 2 0 0 1 6.97 7 25 17 11 2 4 3 4 1 0 2 2 -0.386 1.35 -3.0
Matt Karchner 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.17 6 25 13 5 3 5 1 3 1 0 1 0 0.086 0.79 1.2
Larry Thomas 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.38 3 7 5 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.035 0.44 0.6
Jeff Darwin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 8 6 5 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.022 0.28 0.6
Team Totals 9 11 7 7 3 3 1 7.00 41 65 41 25 5 11 17 18 7 0 36 5 3 -0.399 0.92 -1.8
M Sirotka faced 3 batters in the 3rd inning.
Balks: D Linton (1).
WP: D Linton 2 (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Young, 1B - Drew Coble, 2B - Rick Reed, 3B - Mark Johnson.
Time of Game: 3:05.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 67° F, Wind 12mph out to Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Chicago White Sox
1 Jose Offerman SS 1 Tony Phillips LF
2 Bip Roberts 2B 2 Darren Lewis CF
3 Kevin Young 1B 3 Robin Ventura 3B
4 Mike Macfarlane DH 4 Harold Baines DH
5 Craig Paquette LF 5 Danny Tartabull RF
6 Mike Sweeney C 6 Dave Martinez 1B
7 Johnny Damon RF 7 Ron Karkovice C
8 Joe Randa 3B 8 Ray Durham 2B
9 Tom Goodwin CF 9 Ozzie Guillen SS
Doug Linton P Mike Sirotka P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 3-4 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR KCR C. Paquette K. McCaskill 29% 72% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Young Scores; Macfarlane Scores
b4 2-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR CHW R. Durham D. Linton -24% 36% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Karkovice Scores
b6 5-7 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  OO CHW O. Guillen M. Magnante 18% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-2B)
b6 5-7 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  CHW R. Karkovice M. Magnante -13% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Martinez to 3B
t3 1-0 0 12- R KCR B. Roberts M. Sirotka 11% 79% Single (Line Drive to LF-CF); Goodwin Scores; Offerman to 3B

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, White Sox' Mike Sirotka facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Offerman M. Sirotka -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR B. Roberts M. Sirotka -2% 46% Groundout: CF unassisted
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR K. Young M. Sirotka -1% 45% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Doug Linton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CHW T. Phillips D. Linton -3% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- O CHW D. Lewis D. Linton 2% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B; Phillips to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O CHW R. Ventura D. Linton 3% 47% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 -2- O CHW H. Baines D. Linton 3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Mike Sirotka facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR M. Macfarlane M. Sirotka -2% 48% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- KCR C. Paquette M. Sirotka 4% 52% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t2 0-0 1 -2- KCR M. Sweeney M. Sirotka 5% 56% Single to RF (Line Drive); Paquette to 3B
t2 0-0 1 1-3 RO KCR J. Damon M. Sirotka 1% 57% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Paquette Scores
t2 1-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Randa M. Sirotka -2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Doug Linton facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- O CHW D. Tartabull D. Linton 3% 57% Strikeout
b2 0-1 1 --- O CHW D. Martinez D. Linton 2% 59% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-1 2 --- O CHW R. Karkovice D. Linton 1% 60% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, White Sox' Mike Sirotka facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- KCR T. Goodwin M. Sirotka 3% 64% Single to 1B (Ground Ball)
t3 1-0 0 1-- KCR J. Offerman M. Sirotka 5% 69% Walk; Goodwin to 2B
t3 1-0 0 12- R KCR B. Roberts M. Sirotka 11% 79% Single (Line Drive to LF-CF); Goodwin Scores; Offerman to 3B
Brian Keyser replaces Mike Sirotka pitching
t3 2-0 0 1-3 R KCR K. Young B. Keyser 4% 83% Single to LF (Line Drive); Offerman Scores; Roberts to 2B
t3 3-0 0 12- O KCR M. Macfarlane B. Keyser -1% 82% Flyball: CF; Roberts to 3B
t3 3-0 1 1-3 O KCR C. Paquette B. Keyser -4% 78% Strikeout Looking
t3 3-0 2 1-3 O KCR M. Sweeney B. Keyser -3% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Doug Linton facing 8-9-1
b3 0-3 0 --- O CHW R. Durham D. Linton 3% 77% Strikeout
b3 0-3 1 --- CHW O. Guillen D. Linton -3% 74% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b3 0-3 1 1-- CHW T. Phillips D. Linton -1% 73% Balk; Guillen to 2B
b3 0-3 1 -2- O CHW T. Phillips D. Linton 4% 77% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-3 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O CHW D. Lewis D. Linton 3% 80% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, White Sox' Brian Keyser facing 7-8-9
t4 3-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Damon B. Keyser -1% 78% Flyball: RF
t4 3-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Randa B. Keyser -1% 77% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t4 3-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR T. Goodwin B. Keyser 1% 78% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 3-0 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Offerman B. Keyser 1% 79% Goodwin Steals 2B
t4 3-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. Offerman B. Keyser -2% 77% Lineout: LF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Doug Linton facing 3-4-5
b4 0-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHW R. Ventura D. Linton -4% 72% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
b4 0-3 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O CHW H. Baines D. Linton 4% 76% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
b4 0-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHW D. Tartabull D. Linton 3% 80% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Tartabull to 1B
b4 0-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  R CHW D. Martinez D. Linton -10% 70% Single to CF (Line Drive); Tartabull Scores/Adv on E8/No RBI; Martinez to 2B
b4 1-3 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R CHW R. Karkovice D. Linton -10% 60% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Martinez Scores
b4 2-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR CHW R. Durham D. Linton -24% 36% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Karkovice Scores
b4 4-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHW O. Guillen D. Linton 1% 37% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 4.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, White Sox' Brian Keyser facing 2-3-4
t5 3-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR B. Roberts B. Keyser -3% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 3-4 1 --- 8,(3-2)  KCR K. Young B. Keyser 4% 37% Walk
t5 3-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR M. Macfarlane B. Keyser 5% 42% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Young to 2B
Kirk McCaskill replaces Brian Keyser pitching
t5 3-4 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR KCR C. Paquette K. McCaskill 29% 72% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Young Scores; Macfarlane Scores
t5 6-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Sweeney K. McCaskill 3% 75% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t5 6-4 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Damon K. McCaskill -3% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B); Sweeney to 3B
t5 6-4 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Randa K. McCaskill -3% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, White Sox 4.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 4-6, Royals' Doug Linton facing 1-2-3
b5 4-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHW T. Phillips D. Linton -8% 61% Double to RF (Fly Ball)
b5 4-6 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  CHW D. Lewis D. Linton -4% 58% Wild Pitch; Phillips to 3B
b5 4-6 0 --3 2,(1-0)  RO CHW D. Lewis D. Linton 3% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Phillips Scores
b5 5-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHW R. Ventura D. Linton -4% 57% Single to 3B (Bunt to Weak 3B)
b5 5-6 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHW H. Baines D. Linton 4% 61% Flyball: LF
b5 5-6 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  CHW D. Tartabull D. Linton -1% 60% Wild Pitch; Ventura to 2B
b5 5-6 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHW D. Tartabull D. Linton 5% 65% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, White Sox 5.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-5, White Sox' Kirk McCaskill facing 9-1-2
t6 6-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR T. Goodwin K. McCaskill 4% 69% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t6 6-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Offerman K. McCaskill 3% 72% Goodwin Steals 2B
t6 6-5 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Offerman K. McCaskill -1% 70% Flyball: LF (Deep LF); Goodwin to 3B
t6 6-5 1 --3 2,(0-1)  R KCR B. Roberts K. McCaskill 6% 77% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Goodwin Scores
Matt Karchner replaces Kirk McCaskill pitching
t6 7-5 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR K. Young M. Karchner -2% 75% Strikeout Swinging, Roberts Steals 2B
t6 7-5 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane M. Karchner -3% 72% Lineout: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 5-7, Royals' Mike Magnante facing 6-7-8
Mike Magnante replaces Doug Linton pitching
b6 5-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHW D. Martinez M. Magnante -6% 66% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b6 5-7 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  CHW R. Karkovice M. Magnante -13% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Martinez to 3B
b6 5-7 0 1-3 8,(3-2)  O CHW R. Durham M. Magnante 9% 62% Strikeout Swinging
b6 5-7 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  OO CHW O. Guillen M. Magnante 18% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, White Sox 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-5, White Sox' Matt Karchner facing 5-6-7
t7 7-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR C. Paquette M. Karchner -2% 78% Flyball: RF
t7 7-5 1 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR M. Sweeney M. Karchner 2% 80% Walk
t7 7-5 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Damon M. Karchner -2% 78% Popfly: CF
t7 7-5 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Randa M. Karchner -2% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 5-7, Royals' Mike Magnante facing 1-2-3
b7 5-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW T. Phillips M. Magnante 4% 80% Strikeout Looking
b7 5-7 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHW D. Lewis M. Magnante -5% 75% Walk
b7 5-7 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHW R. Ventura M. Magnante -7% 69% Single to RF (Pop Fly to Short CF-RF); Lewis to 2B
b7 5-7 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHW H. Baines M. Magnante 7% 76% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Lewis to 3B; Baines to 1B
Hipolito Pichardo replaces Mike Magnante pitching
b7 5-7 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O CHW D. Tartabull H. Pichardo 9% 85% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 7, White Sox 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-5, White Sox' Larry Thomas facing 9-1-2
Larry Thomas replaces Matt Karchner pitching
t8 7-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR T. Goodwin L. Thomas -2% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t8 7-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Offerman L. Thomas -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
t8 7-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Roberts L. Thomas -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 5-7, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 6-7-8
Keith Lockhart replaces Bip Roberts playing 2B batting 2nd
b8 5-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW D. Martinez H. Pichardo 5% 86% Strikeout Swinging
b8 5-7 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHW R. Karkovice H. Pichardo 3% 90% Flyball: LF
b8 5-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW R. Durham H. Pichardo 2% 92% Bunt Popfly: P (Short 1B Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, White Sox 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-5, White Sox' Jeff Darwin facing 3-4-5
Jeff Darwin replaces Larry Thomas pitching
t9 7-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR K. Young J. Darwin -1% 91% Lineout: RF
t9 7-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Macfarlane J. Darwin -1% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t9 7-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR C. Paquette J. Darwin -1% 89% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 5-7, Royals' Jeff Montgomery facing 9-1-2
Jeff Montgomery replaces Hipolito Pichardo pitching
b9 5-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW O. Guillen J. Montgomery 5% 95% Popfly: 1B (Deep 2B-1B)
b9 5-7 1 --- 9,(3-2)  O CHW T. Phillips J. Montgomery 4% 98% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b9 5-7 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CHW D. Lewis J. Montgomery -3% 95% Walk
b9 5-7 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHW R. Ventura J. Montgomery 5% 100% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, White Sox 5.

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  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • 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.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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