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Standings
SDP
@ANA
7
8
COL
@OAK
2
3
ARI
@SEA
1
6
SFG
@TEX
10
2
TBD
@ATL
0
4
KCR
@CHC
4
7
DET
@CIN
3
1
BAL
@FLA
3
8
CLE
@HOU
10
4
CHW
@MIL
8
4
BOS
@MON
7
11
TOR
@NYM
0
1
NYY
@PHI
4
1
 
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LAD
@PIT
4
1
MIN
@STL
2
4
Tuesday, July 17, 2001, 1:23PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 38,013, Time of Game: 2:51
Royals
4
36-57
 Lost 1 
5th, 21 GB
at Cubs
7
54-38
 Won 1 
1st
W: Jason Bere (7-4)
L: Tony Cogan (0-4)
S: Tom Gordon (17)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  2  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    4  9  2
Cubs            0  0  0   0  1  0   5  1  X    7 11  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Luis Alicea 2B 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .290 .344 .371 .715 17 10 0.018 0.62 0.059 -0.041 0.2 1 4
Luis Ordaz SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .264 .310 .321 .631 15 12 -0.050 0.81 0.000 -0.050 -0.7 1 0 SH
   Tony Cogan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Cory Bailey P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Hector Ortiz C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .241 .291 .298 .589 4 3 -0.004 0.14 0.000 -0.004 -0.1 1 0
Carlos Beltran CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .269 .316 .437 .753 14 9 0.007 0.67 0.078 -0.071 -0.1 0 0 2·2B
Mike Sweeney 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .321 .378 .593 .971 8 8 -0.094 1.07 0.000 -0.094 -1.3 11 0
Jermaine Dye RF 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .276 .339 .422 .761 17 11 0.005 1.10 0.060 -0.054 -0.0 0 0 SF
Raul Ibanez LF 2 2 2 2 1 0 3 .270 .354 .450 .804 15 6 0.283 0.89 0.283 0.000 2.9 0 0 HR
   Mark Quinn PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .285 .306 .525 .831 3 2 -0.024 0.97 0.000 -0.024 -0.2 0 0
Joe Randa 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .249 .303 .367 .670 14 10 -0.006 0.64 0.047 -0.053 -0.2 2 2 2B,GDP
Brent Mayne C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .317 .376 .389 .765 7 3 -0.021 0.58 0.005 -0.026 -0.2 8 1 IW
   Dave McCarty PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .210 .310 .371 .681 4 3 -0.035 1.22 0.000 -0.035 -0.2
   Jeff Austin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jeff Suppan P 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .400 .400 .400 .800 11 8 -0.010 0.69 0.027 -0.037 -0.3 0 2
   Donnie Sadler SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .195 .267 .260 .527 5 3 -0.019 0.75 0.000 -0.019 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 9 3 3 6 38 .273 .324 .455 .779 134 88 0.050 0.78 0.559 -0.508 -0.5 24 9
2B: C Beltran 2 (13, 2 off J Bere); J Randa (21, off J Bere).
HR: R Ibanez (6, off J Bere, 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
SF: J Dye (5, off J Bere).
SH: L Ordaz (1, off J Bere).
IBB: B Mayne (5, by J Bere).
TB: R Ibanez 5; C Beltran 4; J Randa 3; J Dye; J Suppan; L Alicea.
GIDP: J Randa (10).
RBI: R Ibanez 2 (22); J Dye (44).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
E: L Alicea (12); L Ordaz (2).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: L Alicea (1st base by J Bere).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eric Young 2B 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .280 .337 .415 .752 16 10 0.100 1.34 0.168 -0.068 1.6 4 3 2·2B
Delino DeShields LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .211 .328 .328 .656 13 9 -0.142 1.68 0.000 -0.142 -1.1 2 0
   Gary Matthews PH-CF 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 .233 .338 .392 .731 9 6 0.126 2.17 0.130 -0.004 0.7 0 0
Sammy Sosa RF 3 1 1 1 2 1 5 .302 .424 .670 1.094 21 10 0.343 1.57 0.382 -0.039 2.0 2 0 IW
Ron Coomer 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .265 .311 .382 .693 11 8 -0.155 1.56 0.032 -0.188 -1.0 0 2
   Augie Ojeda 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .190 .233 .250 .483 5 4 -0.006 0.24 0.000 -0.006 -0.5 0 0
Matt Stairs 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .247 .366 .447 .814 11 6 -0.072 1.75 0.018 -0.090 -0.6 8 0 IW
Ricky Gutierrez SS 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .285 .345 .426 .771 12 9 0.199 1.83 0.274 -0.075 1.0 1 1
Corey Patterson CF-LF 4 2 2 0 0 1 4 .219 .235 .250 .485 9 8 0.082 1.27 0.132 -0.050 0.3 3 0 SB
Robert Machado C 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .279 .326 .465 .791 12 10 0.198 1.19 0.222 -0.024 1.2 7 1 2B
Jason Bere P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .257 .257 .314 .571 5 4 -0.049 1.17 0.015 -0.064 -0.3 0 2
   Roosevelt Brown PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .218 .295 .382 .677 6 5 -0.076 3.01 0.000 -0.076 -0.6
   Jeff Fassero P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Miguel Cairo PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .276 .363 .337 .700 5 1 0.006 0.19 0.006 0.000 0.3
   Tom Gordon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 36 7 11 6 4 9 40 .306 .375 .389 .764 135 90 0.554 1.50 1.379 -0.826 3.0 27 9
2B: E Young 2 (24, 1 off J Suppan, 1 off J Austin); R Machado (5, off J Suppan).
IBB: M Stairs (4, by C Bailey); S Sosa (24, by J Austin).
TB: E Young 5; R Machado 3; C Patterson 2; R Gutierrez; S Sosa; J Bere; G Matthews.
RBI: R Gutierrez 2 (40); G Matthews (29); S Sosa (88); E Young (28); R Machado (4).
2-out RBI: R Gutierrez 2.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 5 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Coomer-E Young-M Stairs.
E: J Bere (1).
Baserunning
SB: C Patterson (3, 2nd base off J Suppan/B Mayne).

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
Jeff Suppan 6.1 7 4 4 1 6 0 4.58 28 89 65 32 12 21 12 9 5 0 48 0.073 1.35 0.9
Tony Cogan, L (0-4) 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 6.05 1 4 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 -0.130 4.20 -1.0
Cory Bailey, BS (1) 0.2 2 1 1 1 2 0 4.21 5 17 10 4 5 1 1 1 1 0 3 3 -0.468 3.30 -2.4
Jeff Austin 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 1.86 6 25 13 9 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 -0.027 0.22 -0.5
Team Totals 8 11 7 7 4 9 0 7.88 40 135 90 46 19 25 15 12 7 0 48 6 4 -0.552 1.50 -3.0
T Cogan faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.

Chicago Cubs

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
Jason Bere, W (7-4) 7 8 4 4 3 5 1 4.10 31 107 68 44 10 14 9 14 8 0 47 -0.158 0.79 -0.5
Jeff Fassero, H (19) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.23 4 16 12 7 1 4 0 4 2 0 0 0 0.074 1.04 0.5
Tom Gordon, S (17) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.54 3 11 8 3 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.033 0.43 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 3 6 1 4.00 38 134 88 54 12 22 9 20 10 0 47 0 0 -0.051 0.78 0.5
Balks: None.
WP: J Bere (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Austin (2; S Sosa); C Bailey (2; M Stairs); J Bere (3; B Mayne).
Pickoffs: J Bere (1; L Alicea, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Hirschbeck, 1B - Brian O'Nora, 2B - Chuck Meriwether, 3B - Bill Welke.
Time of Game: 2:51.
Attendance: 38,013.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 81° F, Wind 5mph in from Rightfield, Overcast.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Chicago Cubs
1 Luis Alicea 2B 1 Eric Young 2B
2 Luis Ordaz SS 2 Delino DeShields LF
3 Carlos Beltran CF 3 Sammy Sosa RF
4 Mike Sweeney 1B 4 Ron Coomer 3B
5 Jermaine Dye RF 5 Matt Stairs 1B
6 Raul Ibanez LF 6 Ricky Gutierrez SS
7 Joe Randa 3B 7 Corey Patterson CF
8 Brent Mayne C 8 Robert Machado C
9 Jeff Suppan P 9 Jason Bere P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 2-4 1 123 4,(1-2)  RR CHC S. Sosa C. Bailey 33% 73% Single (Ground Ball); Machado Scores; Young Scores/Adv on E4 (throw); Matthews to 3B; Sosa to 2B
b7 4-4 2 123 1,(0-0)  RR CHC R. Gutierrez C. Bailey 27% 89% Single to LF (Line Drive); Matthews Scores; Sosa Scores; Stairs to 3B
t2 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  RR KCR R. Ibanez J. Bere -18% 32% Home Run (Fly Ball); Dye Scores
b5 0-2 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  R CHC R. Machado J. Suppan 14% 50% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Patterson Scores
b7 4-4 1 -23 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Coomer C. Bailey -13% 60% Strikeout Swinging

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, Cubs' Jason Bere facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR L. Alicea J. Bere 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR L. Ordaz J. Bere 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR C. Beltran J. Bere 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jeff Suppan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC E. Young J. Suppan -2% 53% Foul Flyball: 1B (1B Foul)
b1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC D. DeShields J. Suppan -2% 51% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Suppan -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Jason Bere facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Bere 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR J. Dye J. Bere -3% 50% Single (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  RR KCR R. Ibanez J. Bere -18% 32% Home Run (Fly Ball); Dye Scores
t2 2-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Randa J. Bere 1% 33% Flyball: CF
t2 2-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Mayne J. Bere 1% 34% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Jeff Suppan facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Coomer J. Suppan -2% 31% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Stairs J. Suppan -2% 30% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-2 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC R. Gutierrez J. Suppan -1% 28% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Jason Bere facing 9-1-2
t3 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Suppan J. Bere -3% 26% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t3 2-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR L. Alicea J. Bere -4% 22% Single to CF (Line Drive); Suppan to 2B
t3 2-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR L. Ordaz J. Bere 0% 22% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Suppan to 3B; Alicea to 2B
t3 2-0 1 -23 4,(2-1)  O KCR C. Beltran J. Bere 6% 28% Groundout: P-1B
t3 2-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Bere 5% 32% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Jeff Suppan facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC C. Patterson J. Suppan -3% 30% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC R. Machado J. Suppan -2% 28% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC J. Bere J. Suppan 1% 29% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 0-2 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  CHC E. Young J. Suppan 4% 34% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Bere to 3B
b3 0-2 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. DeShields J. Suppan -7% 27% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Jason Bere facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Dye J. Bere 2% 28% Lineout: LF
t4 2-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR R. Ibanez J. Bere -2% 27% Single (Ground Ball)
t4 2-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO KCR J. Randa J. Bere 4% 31% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Jeff Suppan facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Suppan -3% 28% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Coomer J. Suppan 3% 31% Reached on E6 (throw to 1B) (Ground Ball)
b4 0-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Stairs J. Suppan -4% 27% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-2 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC R. Gutierrez J. Suppan -3% 24% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Jason Bere facing 8-9-1
t5 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Mayne J. Bere 2% 26% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Suppan J. Bere 1% 27% Popfly: 2B
t5 2-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR L. Alicea J. Bere -1% 27% Walk
t5 2-0 2 1-- KCR L. Ordaz J. Bere -1% 26% Alicea Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Alicea to 2B
t5 2-0 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O KCR L. Ordaz J. Bere 3% 28% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Jeff Suppan facing 7-8-9
b5 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC C. Patterson J. Suppan 5% 34% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b5 0-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Machado J. Suppan 3% 37% Patterson Steals 2B
b5 0-2 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  R CHC R. Machado J. Suppan 14% 50% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Patterson Scores
b5 1-2 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CHC J. Bere J. Suppan -6% 44% Foul Flyball: 3B (Deep 3B)
b5 1-2 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CHC E. Young J. Suppan -5% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B; Machado to 3B
b5 1-2 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O CHC D. DeShields J. Suppan -6% 34% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Jason Bere facing 3-4-5
t6 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR C. Beltran J. Bere -7% 27% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t6 2-1 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Bere 1% 28% Groundout: 2B-1B; Beltran to 3B
t6 2-1 1 --3 2,(0-1)  RO KCR J. Dye J. Bere -3% 25% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Beltran Scores
t6 3-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR R. Ibanez J. Bere -1% 24% Walk
t6 3-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Randa J. Bere -3% 21% Double (Line Drive to CF-RF); Ibanez to 3B
t6 3-1 2 -23 1,(0-0)  R KCR B. Mayne J. Bere -7% 14% Wild Pitch; Ibanez Scores; Randa to 3B
t6 4-1 2 --3 4,(3-0)  KCR B. Mayne J. Bere -0% 13% Intentional Walk
t6 4-1 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Suppan J. Bere 2% 16% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Jeff Suppan facing 3-4-5
b6 1-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC S. Sosa J. Suppan 5% 20% Walk
b6 1-4 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Coomer J. Suppan -3% 18% Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home); Sosa to 2B
b6 1-4 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Stairs J. Suppan -4% 14% Groundout: 2B-1B; Sosa to 3B
b6 1-4 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Gutierrez J. Suppan -4% 10% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Cubs 1.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cubs' Jason Bere facing 1-2-3
t7 4-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR L. Alicea J. Bere 1% 11% Strikeout Swinging
t7 4-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR L. Ordaz J. Bere 1% 12% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 4-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR C. Beltran J. Bere -1% 11% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t7 4-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Bere 1% 12% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Jeff Suppan facing 7-8-9
b7 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC C. Patterson J. Suppan 5% 17% Single to 2B (Bunt)
b7 1-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Machado J. Suppan 8% 26% Single to 3B (Bunt); Patterson to 2B
Roosevelt Brown pinch hits for Jason Bere (P) batting 9th
b7 1-4 0 12- 6,(1-2)  O CHC R. Brown J. Suppan -8% 18% Popfly: SS
b7 1-4 1 12- 3,(1-1)  CHC E. Young J. Suppan 9% 27% Single to RF (Line Drive); Patterson to 3B; Machado to 2B
Tony Cogan replaces Luis Ordaz (SS) pitching and batting 2nd
Donnie Sadler replaces Jeff Suppan (P) playing SS batting 9th
Gary Matthews pinch hits for Delino DeShields (LF) batting 2nd
b7 1-4 1 123 4,(2-1)  R CHC G. Matthews T. Cogan 13% 40% Single (Ground Ball); Patterson Scores; Machado to 3B; Young to 2B
Cory Bailey replaces Tony Cogan pitching and batting 2nd
b7 2-4 1 123 4,(1-2)  RR CHC S. Sosa C. Bailey 33% 73% Single (Ground Ball); Machado Scores; Young Scores/Adv on E4 (throw); Matthews to 3B; Sosa to 2B
b7 4-4 1 -23 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Coomer C. Bailey -13% 60% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-4 2 -23 4,(3-0)  CHC M. Stairs C. Bailey 2% 62% Intentional Walk
b7 4-4 2 123 1,(0-0)  RR CHC R. Gutierrez C. Bailey 27% 89% Single to LF (Line Drive); Matthews Scores; Sosa Scores; Stairs to 3B
b7 6-4 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O CHC C. Patterson C. Bailey -2% 87% Strikeout Swinging
5 runs, 6 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Cubs 6.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Cubs' Jeff Fassero facing 5-6-7
Jeff Fassero replaces Roosevelt Brown (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Augie Ojeda replaces Ron Coomer playing 3B batting 4th
Corey Patterson moves from CF to LF
Gary Matthews moves from PH to CF
t8 4-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Dye J. Fassero 4% 90% Lineout: 1B
Mark Quinn pinch hits for Raul Ibanez (LF) batting 6th
t8 4-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Quinn J. Fassero 2% 93% Popfly: SS
t8 4-6 2 --- 8,(2-2)  KCR J. Randa J. Fassero -2% 91% Single to RF (Line Drive)
Dave McCarty pinch hits for Brent Mayne (C) batting 8th
t8 4-6 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. McCarty J. Fassero 3% 94% Foul Flyball: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-4, Royals' Jeff Austin facing 8-9-1
Jeff Austin replaces Dave McCarty (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Hector Ortiz replaces Cory Bailey (P) playing C batting 2nd
Mark Quinn moves from PH to LF
b8 6-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Machado J. Austin -1% 93% Popfly: 2B
Miguel Cairo pinch hits for Jeff Fassero (P) batting 9th
b8 6-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Cairo J. Austin 1% 94% Walk
b8 6-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  R CHC E. Young J. Austin 4% 98% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Cairo Scores
b8 7-4 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O CHC G. Matthews J. Austin -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B; Young to 3B
b8 7-4 2 --3 4,(3-0)  CHC S. Sosa J. Austin 0% 97% Intentional Walk
b8 7-4 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  O CHC A. Ojeda J. Austin -1% 97% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Cubs 7.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-7, Cubs' Tom Gordon facing 9-1-2
Tom Gordon replaces Miguel Cairo (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Sadler T. Gordon 2% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-7 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR L. Alicea T. Gordon 1% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 4-7 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR H. Ortiz T. Gordon 0% 100% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Cubs 7.

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