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@BAL
3
6
TEX
@CAL
7
1
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@CHW
4
3
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@CLE
4
13
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@MIL
6
13
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@NYY
11
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2
9
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@ATL
4
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@FLA
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@PIT
3
8
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@SDP
9
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@SFG
2
6
Saturday, September 21, 1996, 1:07
, Jacobs Field
Attendance: 42,339, Time of Game: 3:21
Royals
4
72-83
 Lost 1 
5th, 22½ GB
at Indians
13
94-60
 Won 1 
1st
W: Orel Hershiser (15-8)
L: Jose Rosado (7-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  2   0  0  0   1  1  0    4  8  1
Indians         0  1  0   4  1  0   2  5  X   13 16  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
Jose Offerman 2B-SS 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .292 .374 .407 .781 18 10 -0.018 0.87 0.045 -0.062 -0.5 1 2
Rod Myers CF 4 0 2 0 1 2 5 .250 .318 .425 .743 25 15 0.084 0.71 0.101 -0.017 0.5 5 0
Bip Roberts LF-2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 5 .288 .336 .365 .701 19 14 0.017 1.18 0.111 -0.094 0.5 0 0 2B,HBP
   Chris Stynes PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .299 .341 .640 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Bob Hamelin DH 3 0 0 0 2 2 5 .256 .393 .437 .830 21 10 0.001 1.08 0.050 -0.049 -0.4 IW
Craig Paquette 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .265 .305 .463 .768 12 10 -0.199 1.48 0.000 -0.199 -2.4 8 0
Kevin Young RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .244 .303 .473 .776 15 9 -0.050 0.62 0.000 -0.050 -0.6 2 0
   Jon Nunnally PH-LF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .241 .344 .519 .863 5 3 0.015 0.34 0.015 0.000 0.4 0 0
Keith Lockhart 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .274 .322 .408 .730 13 9 0.152 0.81 0.178 -0.026 2.1 1 5 2·2B
Mike Sweeney C 3 1 1 2 0 0 4 .272 .347 .391 .738 14 10 0.015 0.90 0.065 -0.050 0.6 6 0 HR,SF
David Howard SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .222 .290 .309 .599 7 5 -0.116 1.09 0.000 -0.116 -1.2 0 3
   Johnny Damon PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .269 .313 .366 .680 6 4 -0.021 0.72 0.000 -0.021 -0.4 1 0
Jose Rosado P 0 0
   Jeff Granger P 0 0
   Rick Huisman P 0 0
   Mike Magnante P 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 8 3 4 8 41 .229 .317 .400 .717 155 99 -0.120 0.95 0.565 -0.684 -1.4 24 10
2B: K Lockhart 2 (32, 1 off O Hershiser, 1 off E Plunk); B Roberts (21, off O Hershiser).
HR: M Sweeney (3, off O Hershiser, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF).
SF: M Sweeney (3, off E Plunk).
IBB: B Hamelin (2, by O Hershiser).
HBP: B Roberts (2, by J Mesa).
TB: K Lockhart 4; M Sweeney 4; R Myers 2; B Roberts 2; J Nunnally; J Offerman.
RBI: M Sweeney 2 (22); B Roberts (51).
2-out RBI: B Roberts.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Lockhart-J Offerman-C Paquette.
PB: M Sweeney (4).
E: J Nunnally (2).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Damian Jackson SS 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .300 .300 .500 .800 22 16 -0.048 0.89 0.040 -0.088 -1.3 2 3
Kevin Seitzer DH 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .322 .414 .461 .876 23 14 -0.042 0.83 0.038 -0.080 -0.8 2B
Jim Thome 3B 2 2 1 3 3 0 5 .313 .453 .621 1.073 23 8 0.265 0.85 0.299 -0.034 3.0 0 1 HR
   Geronimo Pena 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 1.000 1.400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Albert Belle LF 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .306 .407 .615 1.021 13 8 -0.009 0.61 0.043 -0.053 -0.3 3 0 GDP
   Brian Giles PR-LF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .409 .596 1.006 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Julio Franco 1B 4 2 2 1 1 0 5 .323 .411 .477 .887 16 9 -0.013 0.76 0.065 -0.078 2.2 8 1 SB
   Casey Candaele PR-2B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .282 .368 .650 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Manny Ramirez RF 4 2 1 0 1 1 5 .309 .401 .578 .978 24 12 -0.055 0.70 0.026 -0.080 -0.9 2 0 IW
Jeff Kent 2B-1B 3 2 3 2 1 0 5 .286 .328 .439 .767 13 6 0.156 0.65 0.156 0.000 2.3 1 5 2·2B,SF
Ryan Thompson CF 5 1 2 3 0 1 5 .273 .273 .545 .818 18 14 -0.095 0.85 0.010 -0.104 1.5 1 0 HR
Tony Pena C 4 1 3 4 0 0 5 .199 .261 .241 .502 16 13 0.222 0.90 0.222 0.000 2.4 8 0 SF
Orel Hershiser P 0 1
   Eric Plunk P 0 0
   Jose Mesa P 0 0
Team Totals 37 13 16 13 6 6 45 .432 .489 .676 1.165 168 100 0.381 0.78 0.899 -0.517 8.2 27 11
2B: K Seitzer (32, off J Rosado); J Kent 2 (26, 1 off R Huisman, 1 off J Rosado).
HR: J Thome (37, off J Rosado, 4th inn, 2 on, 2 outs); R Thompson (1, off M Magnante, 8th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep LF).
SF: T Pena (3, off R Huisman); J Kent (6, off M Magnante).
IBB: M Ramirez (8, by M Magnante).
TB: R Thompson 5; J Kent 5; J Thome 4; T Pena 3; K Seitzer 2; A Belle 2; J Franco 2; M Ramirez; D Jackson.
GIDP: A Belle (19).
RBI: T Pena 4 (26); R Thompson 3 (4); J Thome 3 (114); J Kent 2 (54); J Franco (71).
2-out RBI: R Thompson 3; J Thome 3; T Pena 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 8 for 19.
Fielding
E: O Hershiser (2).
Baserunning
SB: J Franco (8, 2nd base off R Huisman/M Sweeney).

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
Jose Rosado, L (7-6) 4 9 5 5 1 2 1 3.10 22 80 52 34 5 12 7 12 7 0 25 -0.303 1.33 -2.6
Jeff Granger 2 2 1 0 2 2 0 7.20 9 34 21 11 4 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 -0.018 0.53 0.2
Rick Huisman 1 2 2 2 1 1 0 4.76 6 27 16 9 3 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 -0.045 0.26 -1.4
Mike Magnante 1 3 5 5 2 1 1 5.67 8 27 11 8 1 2 2 3 2 0 0 0 -0.014 0.04 -4.4
Team Totals 8 16 13 12 6 6 2 13.50 45 168 100 62 13 21 13 20 11 0 25 0 0 -0.380 0.78 -8.2

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
Orel Hershiser, W (15-8) 7 6 3 3 4 6 1 4.12 32 117 71 39 17 15 14 8 3 0 55 0.111 1.12 1.2
Eric Plunk 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.50 5 23 16 7 3 5 0 4 2 0 0 0 0.008 0.64 -0.4
Jose Mesa 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.82 4 15 12 5 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.01 0.6
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 4 8 1 4.00 41 155 99 51 22 25 15 13 5 0 55 0 0 0.119 0.95 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: O Hershiser (11).
HBP: J Mesa (2; B Roberts).
IBB: M Magnante (1; M Ramirez); O Hershiser (4; B Hamelin).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Greg Kosc, 1B - Al Clark, 2B - Dan Morrison, 3B - Larry Barnett.
Time of Game: 3:21.
Attendance: 42,339.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Wind 8mph out to Centerfield, Overcast, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Cleveland Indians
1 Jose Offerman 2B 1 Damian Jackson SS
2 Rod Myers CF 2 Kevin Seitzer DH
3 Bip Roberts LF 3 Jim Thome 3B
4 Bob Hamelin DH 4 Albert Belle LF
5 Craig Paquette 1B 5 Julio Franco 1B
6 Kevin Young RF 6 Manny Ramirez RF
7 Keith Lockhart 3B 7 Jeff Kent 2B
8 Mike Sweeney C 8 Ryan Thompson CF
9 David Howard SS 9 Tony Pena C
Jose Rosado P Orel Hershiser P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 2-2 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  RRR CLE J. Thome J. Rosado 26% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball); Pena Scores; Jackson Scores
t3 1-1 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  R KCR B. Roberts O. Hershiser -11% 39% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep 3B); Offerman Scores; Myers to 3B
b2 0-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  R CLE T. Pena J. Rosado 10% 65% Single (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Ramirez Scores; Kent to 3B
t7 3-6 2 123 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Paquette O. Hershiser 9% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-1 2 --3 5,(3-1)  R KCR J. Offerman O. Hershiser -9% 53% Walk, Wild Pitch; Lockhart Scores/No RBI

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' Orel Hershiser facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Offerman O. Hershiser 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR R. Myers O. Hershiser 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Roberts O. Hershiser 1% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE D. Jackson J. Rosado -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  CLE K. Seitzer J. Rosado 4% 57% Double (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b1 0-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CLE J. Thome J. Rosado -3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B; Seitzer stays at 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O CLE A. Belle J. Rosado -3% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Hamelin O. Hershiser 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR C. Paquette O. Hershiser 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR K. Young O. Hershiser 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE J. Franco J. Rosado -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE M. Ramirez J. Rosado 3% 56% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE J. Kent J. Rosado 3% 59% Single to CF (Line Drive); Ramirez to 2B
b2 0-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O CLE R. Thompson J. Rosado -5% 55% Popfly: CF
b2 0-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  R CLE T. Pena J. Rosado 10% 65% Single (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Ramirez Scores; Kent to 3B
b2 1-0 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O CLE D. Jackson J. Rosado -5% 60% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR K. Lockhart O. Hershiser -6% 54% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
t3 0-1 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney O. Hershiser 2% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B; Lockhart to 3B
t3 0-1 1 --3 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Howard O. Hershiser 6% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B); Lockhart stays at 3B
t3 0-1 2 --3 5,(3-1)  R KCR J. Offerman O. Hershiser -9% 53% Walk, Wild Pitch; Lockhart Scores/No RBI
t3 1-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR R. Myers O. Hershiser -3% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive); Offerman to 3B
t3 1-1 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  R KCR B. Roberts O. Hershiser -11% 39% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep 3B); Offerman Scores; Myers to 3B
t3 2-1 2 -23 4,(3-0)  KCR B. Hamelin O. Hershiser -1% 38% Intentional Walk
t3 2-1 2 123 4,(1-2)  O KCR C. Paquette O. Hershiser 7% 45% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 2-3-4
b3 1-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE K. Seitzer J. Rosado -3% 42% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE J. Thome J. Rosado 3% 45% Walk
b3 1-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  CLE A. Belle J. Rosado 4% 49% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Thome to 2B
b3 1-2 1 12- 4,(3-0)  O CLE J. Franco J. Rosado -5% 44% Lineout: SS-3B/Forceout at 3B; Belle to 2B; Franco to 1B
b3 1-2 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez J. Rosado -5% 39% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 6-7-8
t4 2-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR K. Young O. Hershiser 3% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR K. Lockhart O. Hershiser 2% 43% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t4 2-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Sweeney O. Hershiser -1% 42% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball to P's Left); Sweeney to 1B
t4 2-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. Howard O. Hershiser 3% 44% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 7-8-9
b4 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CLE J. Kent J. Rosado 7% 52% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b4 1-2 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CLE R. Thompson J. Rosado -2% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Kent to 3B
b4 1-2 1 --3 3,(0-2)  R CLE T. Pena J. Rosado 7% 57% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Kent Scores
b4 2-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  CLE D. Jackson J. Rosado 4% 61% Single to P (Bunt); Pena to 2B
b4 2-2 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O CLE K. Seitzer J. Rosado -4% 56% Lineout: CF; Pena to 3B
b4 2-2 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  RRR CLE J. Thome J. Rosado 26% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball); Pena Scores; Jackson Scores
b4 5-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE A. Belle J. Rosado -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 5.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 1-2-3
t5 2-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Offerman O. Hershiser 3% 84% Flyball: LF
t5 2-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR R. Myers O. Hershiser -3% 81% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t5 2-5 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  O KCR B. Roberts O. Hershiser 3% 85% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (P's Left); Roberts to 1B
t5 2-5 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Hamelin O. Hershiser 2% 87% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Jeff Granger facing 5-6-7
Jeff Granger replaces Jose Rosado pitching
b5 5-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CLE J. Franco J. Granger 2% 89% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b5 5-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez J. Granger -2% 87% Strikeout Looking
b5 5-2 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  CLE J. Kent J. Granger 2% 89% Walk; Franco to 2B
b5 5-2 1 12- 5,(0-2)  CLE R. Thompson J. Granger 2% 91% Passed Ball; Franco to 3B; Kent to 2B
b5 5-2 1 -23 7,(1-2)  O CLE R. Thompson J. Granger -4% 87% Strikeout Swinging
b5 5-2 2 -23 3,(0-2)  R CLE T. Pena J. Granger 5% 92% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Franco Scores/unER; Kent to 3B
b5 6-2 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O CLE D. Jackson J. Granger -2% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 6.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-6, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 5-6-7
t6 2-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Paquette O. Hershiser 2% 92% Flyball: LF
t6 2-6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR K. Young O. Hershiser 1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR K. Lockhart O. Hershiser 1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-2, Royals' Jeff Granger facing 2-3-4
b6 6-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O CLE K. Seitzer J. Granger -1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 6-2 1 --- 4,(3-0)  CLE J. Thome J. Granger 1% 94% Walk
b6 6-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO CLE A. Belle J. Granger -1% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 6.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-6, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 8-9-1
t7 2-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R KCR M. Sweeney O. Hershiser -5% 88% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t7 3-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. Howard O. Hershiser 3% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 3-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Offerman O. Hershiser -3% 87% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
t7 3-6 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  KCR R. Myers O. Hershiser -5% 83% Walk; Offerman to 2B
t7 3-6 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Roberts O. Hershiser 5% 88% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Offerman to 3B; Roberts to 1B
t7 3-6 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  KCR B. Hamelin O. Hershiser -4% 84% Walk; Roberts to 2B
t7 3-6 2 123 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Paquette O. Hershiser 9% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 3, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-3, Royals' Rick Huisman facing 5-6-7
Rick Huisman replaces Jeff Granger pitching
b7 6-3 0 --- 4,(3-0)  CLE J. Franco R. Huisman 1% 94% Walk
b7 6-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  CLE M. Ramirez R. Huisman 1% 95% Franco Steals 2B
b7 6-3 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez R. Huisman -1% 94% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
b7 6-3 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  R CLE J. Kent R. Huisman 3% 97% Double to LF (Line Drive); Franco Scores
b7 7-3 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  CLE R. Thompson R. Huisman 1% 97% Single to CF (Pop Fly); Kent to 3B
b7 7-3 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO CLE T. Pena R. Huisman 0% 98% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Kent Scores
b7 8-3 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O CLE D. Jackson R. Huisman -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Indians 8.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-8, Indians' Eric Plunk facing 6-7-8
Eric Plunk replaces Orel Hershiser pitching
Jon Nunnally pinch hits for Kevin Young (RF) batting 6th
t8 3-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR J. Nunnally E. Plunk -1% 96% Single to CF (Pop Fly to Short CF-RF)
t8 3-8 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR K. Lockhart E. Plunk -4% 92% Double to LF (Pop Fly); Nunnally to 3B
t8 3-8 0 -23 5,(2-2)  RO KCR M. Sweeney E. Plunk 3% 95% Lineout: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Nunnally Scores; Lockhart stays at 2B
Johnny Damon pinch hits for David Howard (SS) batting 9th
t8 4-8 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Damon E. Plunk 2% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-8 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman E. Plunk 1% 99% Lineout: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 8-4, Royals' Mike Magnante facing 2-3-4
Mike Magnante replaces Rick Huisman pitching
Bip Roberts moves from LF to 2B
Jose Offerman moves from 2B to SS
Jon Nunnally moves from PH to LF
Johnny Damon moves from PH to RF
b8 8-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE K. Seitzer M. Magnante -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b8 8-4 1 --- 4,(3-0)  CLE J. Thome M. Magnante 0% 99% Walk
b8 8-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  CLE A. Belle M. Magnante 0% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Thome to 2B
b8 8-4 1 12- 3,(0-2)  R CLE J. Franco M. Magnante 1% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Thome Scores; Belle to 3B/Adv on E7; Franco to 2B
Brian Giles pinch runs for Albert Belle (LF) batting 4th
b8 9-4 1 -23 4,(3-0)  CLE M. Ramirez M. Magnante 0% 100% Intentional Walk
Casey Candaele pinch runs for Julio Franco (1B) batting 5th
b8 9-4 1 123 3,(2-0)  RO CLE J. Kent M. Magnante 0% 100% Lineout: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Giles Scores; Candaele to 3B
b8 10-4 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  RRR CLE R. Thompson M. Magnante 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Candaele Scores; Ramirez Scores
b8 13-4 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE T. Pena M. Magnante 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
5 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 13.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-13, Indians' Jose Mesa facing 2-3-4
Jose Mesa replaces Eric Plunk pitching
Jeff Kent moves from 2B to 1B
Casey Candaele moves from PR to 2B
Geronimo Pena replaces Jim Thome playing 3B batting 3rd
Brian Giles moves from PR to LF
t9 4-13 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR R. Myers J. Mesa 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-13 1 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR B. Roberts J. Mesa -0% 100% Hit By Pitch
Chris Stynes pinch runs for Bip Roberts (2B) batting 3rd
t9 4-13 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Hamelin J. Mesa 0% 100% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
t9 4-13 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR C. Paquette J. Mesa 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 13.

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