Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > Jul 2, 1996, Royals at Indians Box Score and Play by Play

Elliott, Kalb, MLB Network:From MLB Network’s launch on January 1, 2009—when I used baseballreference.com’s play...

View a short video showing advanced box score features / click orange/red text for additional info

Scores
Standings
TEX
@CAL
5
6
MIN
@CHW
4
7
KCR
@CLE
2
3
MIL
@DET
2
1
 
(11)
BOS
@NYY
5
7
OAK
@SEA
11
6
BAL
@TOR
8
2
FLA
@HOU
3
4
 
(12)
ATL
@MON
1
5
NYM
@PHI
2
3
CHC
@PIT
15
7
LAD
@SDP
7
3
COL
@SFG
1
5
CIN
@STL
3
4
Tuesday, July 2, 1996, 7:06
, Jacobs Field
Attendance: 42,283, Time of Game: 2:30
Royals
2
35-48
 Lost 1 
5th, 15½ GB
at Indians
3
50-32
 Won 1 
1st
W: Jim Poole (4-0)
L: Tim Belcher (6-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  1    2 10  1
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  1   0  1  1    3  8  0
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Damon CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .281 .324 .396 .719 20 14 -0.080 1.73 0.086 -0.167 -1.0 3 0
Tom Goodwin LF 5 0 3 1 0 2 5 .269 .323 .306 .629 18 13 0.317 1.76 0.385 -0.068 0.9 3 0 CS
Keith Lockhart 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .313 .369 .454 .823 8 7 -0.136 1.32 0.000 -0.136 -1.1 1 7
   Joe Vitiello PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .246 .353 .415 .769 4 0 0.059 4.57 0.059 0.000 0.3
   Kevin Young PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .308 .444 .752 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Macfarlane C 4 1 0 0 0 0 5 .276 .327 .536 .862 14 10 -0.261 2.38 0.030 -0.291 -1.4 4 0 HBP
Michael Tucker RF 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .232 .324 .402 .727 15 9 0.122 1.12 0.137 -0.015 1.0 0 0 2B
Craig Paquette DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .246 .277 .437 .714 14 10 -0.152 2.26 0.057 -0.209 -1.1
Jose Offerman 1B 2 0 2 1 2 0 4 .281 .373 .348 .721 13 4 0.234 2.55 0.520 -0.285 2.1 14 0 2B,SB
Joe Randa 3B-2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .324 .381 .453 .834 17 13 -0.254 2.34 0.000 -0.254 -1.8 0 3
David Howard SS 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .239 .296 .322 .618 16 8 -0.137 1.48 0.045 -0.183 -1.3 1 4
Tim Belcher P 0 1
   Hipolito Pichardo P 0 0
Team Totals 35 2 10 2 4 5 40 .286 .375 .343 .718 139 88 -0.288 1.99 1.319 -1.608 -3.4 26 15
2B: M Tucker (11, off P Shuey); J Offerman (14, off J Mesa).
HBP: M Macfarlane (3, by C Ogea).
TB: M Tucker 4; T Goodwin 3; J Offerman 3; C Paquette; J Damon.
RBI: T Goodwin (15); J Offerman (17).
2-out RBI: T Goodwin; J Offerman.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Lockhart-D Howard-J Offerman.
E: T Belcher (1).
Baserunning
SB: J Offerman (7, 2nd base off C Ogea/S Alomar).
CS: T Goodwin (12, 2nd base by C Ogea/S Alomar).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kenny Lofton CF 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .321 .384 .441 .826 10 5 0.269 1.43 0.292 -0.023 1.8 0 0 HR,2B
Omar Vizquel SS 3 0 2 1 0 1 4 .293 .354 .404 .758 13 10 0.074 1.26 0.113 -0.039 0.2 1 2 SF
Carlos Baerga 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .262 .295 .401 .696 10 7 -0.172 1.33 0.000 -0.172 -1.8 3 4
Albert Belle LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .301 .403 .623 1.026 17 10 -0.155 1.07 0.000 -0.155 -1.4 4 0 GDP
Jim Thome 3B 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .299 .453 .589 1.042 17 8 0.004 1.42 0.090 -0.086 0.3 1 3
Eddie Murray DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .257 .320 .395 .714 16 9 -0.141 1.54 0.000 -0.141 -1.0
Manny Ramirez RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .273 .375 .567 .942 13 8 -0.092 1.52 0.030 -0.122 -0.9 0 0
Sandy Alomar C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .298 .339 .421 .760 8 5 -0.056 1.52 0.049 -0.105 -0.6 5 2
Scott Leius 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .119 .159 .262 .421 10 6 -0.044 0.82 0.000 -0.044 -0.4 10 0
   Jeromy Burnitz PH 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .292 .452 .563 1.014 5 2 0.148 2.27 0.148 0.000 0.9 HBP
   Alvaro Espinoza 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .286 .349 .635 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Julio Franco PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .327 .423 .488 .912 3 1 0.379 4.48 0.379 0.000 1.0
Chad Ogea P 1 0
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 1
   Paul Shuey P 0 0
   Jose Mesa P 1 0
   Jim Poole P 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 8 3 2 3 36 .250 .306 .375 .681 122 71 0.214 1.49 1.101 -0.887 -1.9 27 12
2B: K Lofton (19, off T Belcher).
HR: K Lofton (6, off T Belcher, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
SF: O Vizquel (5, off T Belcher).
HBP: J Burnitz (1, by T Belcher).
TB: K Lofton 7; O Vizquel 2; S Alomar; J Franco; M Ramirez.
GIDP: A Belle (8).
RBI: O Vizquel (37); J Franco (55); K Lofton (39).
2-out RBI: J Franco.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: J Burnitz (2nd base by T Belcher).

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
Tim Belcher, L (6-4) 8.2 7 3 2 2 3 1 4.29 35 119 70 45 9 16 20 9 2 0 61 0.166 1.41 2.9
Hipolito Pichardo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.59 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 -0.379 4.48 -1.0
Team Totals 8.2 8 3 2 2 3 1 2.08 36 122 71 46 9 16 21 9 2 0 61 2 1 -0.213 1.49 1.9

Cleveland Indians

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
Chad Ogea 6.1 5 1 1 2 3 0 6.75 26 89 57 34 6 17 11 9 5 0 60 0.096 1.18 1.7
Paul Assenmacher 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.38 4 14 10 6 2 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 0.234 2.58 1.5
Paul Shuey 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.76 3 6 5 3 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0.117 2.78 0.6
Jose Mesa, BS (4) 0.2 3 1 1 1 1 0 4.79 5 22 13 9 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 -0.284 3.48 -0.9
Jim Poole, W (4-0) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.20 2 8 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.124 5.74 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 2 2 4 5 0 2.00 40 139 88 53 11 24 19 11 6 0 60 5 0 0.287 1.99 3.4
Balks: None.
WP: J Mesa (1).
HBP: T Belcher (5; J Burnitz); C Ogea (3; M Macfarlane).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: T Belcher (1; J Burnitz, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Drew Coble, 1B - Rick Reed, 2B - Larry Young, 3B - Eric Cooper.
Time of Game: 2:30.
Attendance: 42,283.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 77° F, Wind 8mph out to Centerfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Cleveland Indians
1 Johnny Damon CF 1 Kenny Lofton CF
2 Tom Goodwin LF 2 Omar Vizquel SS
3 Keith Lockhart 2B 3 Carlos Baerga 2B
4 Mike Macfarlane C 4 Albert Belle LF
5 Michael Tucker RF 5 Jim Thome 3B
6 Craig Paquette DH 6 Eddie Murray DH
7 Jose Offerman 1B 7 Manny Ramirez RF
8 Joe Randa 3B 8 Sandy Alomar C
9 David Howard SS 9 Scott Leius 1B
Tim Belcher P Chad Ogea P

Win Probability Chart

Explanation of WPA  · Mouse over chart for play descriptions  · See below chart for tools  · Direct Link in URL Bar

Clear Chart
Big Plays
Scoring Plays
Fix Chart in View While Scrolling

Hold mouse over play on chart to see description of play.
Leverage is shown below the chart Low to High.

Top 5 Plays

View Pitches · wWE and wWPA Explanation
Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-2 2 12- 3,(2-0)  R CLE J. Franco H. Pichardo 38% 100% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Ramirez Scores; Alomar to 2B
t9 1-2 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R KCR T. Goodwin J. Mesa -29% 53% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Howard Scores; Damon to 2B
t9 1-2 1 --3 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. Howard J. Mesa 29% 96% Baserunner Out Advancing; Offerman out at Hm/C-P
t9 1-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Offerman J. Mesa -19% 63% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t9 2-2 2 123 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane J. Poole 18% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B

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, Indians' Chad Ogea facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Damon C. Ogea 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR T. Goodwin C. Ogea -2% 50% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR K. Lockhart C. Ogea 4% 54% Goodwin Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR K. Lockhart C. Ogea 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE K. Lofton T. Belcher -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CLE O. Vizquel T. Belcher 2% 55% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CLE C. Baerga T. Belcher -3% 52% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE A. Belle T. Belcher -2% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Chad Ogea facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Macfarlane C. Ogea 2% 52% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Tucker C. Ogea -3% 50% Single to P (Ground Ball to P's Left)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR C. Paquette C. Ogea 3% 53% Lineout: LF
t2 0-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Offerman C. Ogea -2% 51% Walk; Tucker to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Randa C. Ogea 5% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE J. Thome T. Belcher 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE E. Murray T. Belcher -2% 57% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right); Thome to 2B
b2 0-0 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez T. Belcher -4% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CLE S. Alomar T. Belcher -3% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Chad Ogea facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR D. Howard C. Ogea 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Damon C. Ogea 2% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR T. Goodwin C. Ogea 1% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE S. Leius T. Belcher -3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE K. Lofton T. Belcher 4% 58% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b3 0-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel T. Belcher -4% 54% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CLE C. Baerga T. Belcher -4% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Chad Ogea facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR K. Lockhart C. Ogea 3% 53% Lineout: 1B
t4 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Macfarlane C. Ogea -3% 50% Hit By Pitch
t4 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Tucker C. Ogea -4% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive); Macfarlane to 2B
t4 0-0 1 12- 6,(2-2)  O KCR C. Paquette C. Ogea 5% 51% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Offerman C. Ogea -12% 39% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Macfarlane Scores; Tucker to 3B
t4 1-0 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Randa C. Ogea -1% 38% Offerman Steals 2B
t4 1-0 2 -23 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Randa C. Ogea 6% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 4-5-6
b4 0-1 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O CLE A. Belle T. Belcher -3% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep SS-2B)
b4 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE J. Thome T. Belcher -2% 39% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS-2B)
b4 0-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE E. Murray T. Belcher -2% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Chad Ogea facing 9-1-2
t5 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. Howard C. Ogea 3% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t5 1-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Damon C. Ogea 2% 42% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t5 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR T. Goodwin C. Ogea 1% 44% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 7-8-9
b5 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Ramirez T. Belcher -4% 40% Flyball: CF
b5 0-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE S. Alomar T. Belcher -3% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O CLE S. Leius T. Belcher -2% 36% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Chad Ogea facing 3-4-5
t6 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR K. Lockhart C. Ogea 3% 38% Popfly: P (P's Left)
t6 1-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Macfarlane C. Ogea 2% 40% Lineout: LF
t6 1-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR M. Tucker C. Ogea 1% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 1-2-3
b6 0-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  R CLE K. Lofton T. Belcher 16% 58% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b6 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CLE O. Vizquel T. Belcher 5% 63% Single to P (Bunt to Weak 3B)
b6 1-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE C. Baerga T. Belcher -5% 58% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
b6 1-1 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO CLE A. Belle T. Belcher -8% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Chad Ogea facing 6-7-8
t7 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR C. Paquette C. Ogea -6% 44% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 1B)
t7 1-1 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Offerman C. Ogea -8% 36% Walk; Paquette to 2B
t7 1-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Randa C. Ogea 0% 36% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole); Paquette to 3B; Offerman to 2B
Paul Assenmacher replaces Chad Ogea pitching
t7 1-1 1 -23 6,(2-2)  O KCR D. Howard P. Assenmacher 13% 49% Strikeout Swinging
t7 1-1 2 -23 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Damon P. Assenmacher 10% 60% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 5-6-7
b7 1-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE J. Thome T. Belcher 5% 65% Walk
b7 1-1 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O CLE E. Murray T. Belcher -5% 59% Flyball: LF
b7 1-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CLE M. Ramirez T. Belcher -5% 54% Flyball: LF
b7 1-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CLE S. Alomar T. Belcher -4% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Paul Assenmacher facing 2-3-4
t8 1-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR T. Goodwin P. Assenmacher -7% 43% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t8 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR K. Lockhart P. Assenmacher 7% 50% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
Paul Shuey replaces Paul Assenmacher pitching
t8 1-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Macfarlane P. Shuey 6% 56% Flyball: LF
t8 1-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Tucker P. Shuey -7% 49% Double to 1B (Ground Ball); Lockhart to 3B
t8 1-1 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Paquette P. Shuey 12% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 9-1-2
Jeromy Burnitz pinch hits for Scott Leius (1B) batting 9th
b8 1-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  CLE J. Burnitz T. Belcher 6% 68% Hit By Pitch
b8 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE K. Lofton T. Belcher 9% 77% Single to 3B (Bunt to Weak SS); Burnitz to 2B
b8 1-1 0 12- CLE O. Vizquel T. Belcher 9% 85% Burnitz Picked off 2B, safe on E1; Burnitz to 3B; Lofton to 2B
b8 1-1 0 -23 2,(0-1)  RO CLE O. Vizquel T. Belcher 4% 89% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Burnitz Scores/unER; Lofton to 3B
b8 2-1 1 --3 1,(0-0)  O CLE C. Baerga T. Belcher -6% 83% Fielder's Choice 2B; Lofton out at Hm/2B-C
b8 2-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CLE A. Belle T. Belcher -2% 82% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Jose Mesa facing 7-8-9
Jose Mesa replaces Paul Shuey pitching
Alvaro Espinoza replaces Jeromy Burnitz (PH) playing 1B batting 9th
t9 1-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Offerman J. Mesa -19% 63% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t9 1-2 0 -2- 6,(1-2)  KCR J. Randa J. Mesa -10% 53% Wild Pitch; Offerman to 3B
t9 1-2 0 --3 9,(2-2)  O KCR J. Randa J. Mesa 14% 67% Strikeout Swinging
t9 1-2 1 --3 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. Howard J. Mesa 29% 96% Baserunner Out Advancing; Offerman out at Hm/C-P
t9 1-2 2 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR D. Howard J. Mesa -5% 91% Walk
t9 1-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  KCR J. Damon J. Mesa -9% 83% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Howard to 3B
t9 1-2 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R KCR T. Goodwin J. Mesa -29% 53% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Howard Scores; Damon to 2B
Jim Poole replaces Jose Mesa pitching
Joe Vitiello pinch hits for Keith Lockhart (2B) batting 3rd
t9 2-2 2 12- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Vitiello J. Poole -6% 47% Walk; Damon to 3B; Goodwin to 2B
Kevin Young pinch runs for Joe Vitiello (PH) batting 3rd
t9 2-2 2 123 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane J. Poole 18% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 5-6-7
Joe Randa moves from 3B to 2B
Kevin Young moves from PR to 3B
b9 2-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Thome T. Belcher -6% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b9 2-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE E. Murray T. Belcher -5% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b9 2-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE M. Ramirez T. Belcher 3% 57% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b9 2-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  CLE S. Alomar T. Belcher 5% 62% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole); Ramirez to 2B
Hipolito Pichardo replaces Tim Belcher pitching
Julio Franco pinch hits for Alvaro Espinoza (1B) batting 9th
b9 2-2 2 12- 3,(2-0)  R CLE J. Franco H. Pichardo 38% 100% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Ramirez Scores; Alomar to 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 3.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:CLE199607020
BackToBaseball.com Game Playback

  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

Box scores and play-by-play outputs produced by Sports Reference LLC. All Rights Reserved.