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TOR
@BAL
4
5
TEX
@CAL
4
1
MIN
@CHW
1
5
KCR
@CLE
5
6
DET
@MIL
7
5
BOS
@NYY
3
4
OAK
@SEA
13
11
MON
@ATL
2
8
STL
@CIN
3
6
STL
@CIN
0
6
HOU
@FLA
0
6
NYM
@PHI
3
4
CHC
@PIT
3
11
 
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LAD
@SDP
2
3
COL
@SFG
3
7
Sunday, September 22, 1996, 1:05
, Jacobs Field
Attendance: 42,291, Time of Game: 2:40
Royals
5
72-84
 Lost 2 
5th, 23½ GB
at Indians
6
95-60
 Won 2 
1st
W: Jack McDowell (13-9)
L: Jason Jacome (0-4)
S: Jose Mesa (36)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  0  0   0  3  0   1  0  0    5  8  2
Indians         1  0  0   0  2  0   3  0  X    6 10  0

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 4 3 3 1 1 1 5 .295 .377 .413 .790 22 14 0.212 1.21 0.254 -0.042 2.4 3 3 3B,2·SB
Joe Randa 3B 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .301 .348 .424 .772 13 9 0.177 1.54 0.272 -0.095 1.6 0 1 2B
Rod Myers CF 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .233 .313 .395 .708 22 13 -0.035 1.09 0.035 -0.070 -0.6 2 0 SB
Craig Paquette 1B 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .263 .302 .459 .762 13 7 -0.080 1.14 0.004 -0.084 -1.1 9 1 SF
Jon Nunnally LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .232 .333 .500 .833 8 6 -0.079 0.95 0.000 -0.079 -0.8 2 0
   Bip Roberts PH-LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .291 .338 .367 .705 2 1 0.084 2.18 0.084 0.000 0.4 0 0
Chris Stynes DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .270 .286 .326 .612 9 7 -0.246 1.40 0.000 -0.246 -1.5 GDP
Johnny Damon RF 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .272 .315 .370 .686 8 5 0.072 0.80 0.090 -0.018 0.6 2 0 2B
   Kevin Young PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .303 .473 .776 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Bob Hamelin PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .255 .391 .435 .826 4 3 -0.030 1.08 0.000 -0.030 -0.1
   Les Norman RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .236 .125 .361 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Macfarlane C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .269 .333 .495 .828 16 10 -0.142 1.47 0.000 -0.142 -0.9 3 0
David Howard SS 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 .221 .290 .308 .598 12 7 -0.031 1.25 0.024 -0.055 -0.3 3 6
   Keith Lockhart PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .274 .322 .407 .729 1 1 -0.060 2.29 0.000 -0.060 -0.2
Chris Haney P 0 0
   Jason Jacome P 0 0
   Bob Scanlan P 0 1
Team Totals 33 5 8 5 3 7 37 .242 .297 .364 .661 130 83 -0.158 1.27 0.763 -0.921 -0.4 24 12
2B: J Damon (21, off J McDowell); J Randa (22, off J McDowell).
3B: J Offerman (8, off J McDowell).
SF: C Paquette (5, off J McDowell).
TB: J Offerman 5; J Damon 3; J Randa 3; B Roberts.
GIDP: C Stynes (1).
RBI: J Randa 2 (42); C Paquette (65); J Offerman (43); R Myers (4).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Paquette-D Howard-C Paquette; J Offerman-D Howard-C Paquette.
E: J Damon (6); D Howard (11).
Baserunning
SB: J Offerman 2 (22, 2nd base off J McDowell/T Pena, 3rd base off J McDowell/T Pena); R Myers (2, 2nd base off J McDowell/T Pena).

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 3 2 3 0 1 0 4 .316 .372 .446 .818 16 8 0.135 0.92 0.135 0.000 1.1 4 0 SB
Kevin Seitzer DH 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 .325 .417 .465 .882 13 9 0.329 1.77 0.367 -0.038 2.8 2B
   Jose Vizcaino PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .342 .364 .706 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Jim Thome 3B 2 1 0 0 1 0 4 .312 .453 .618 1.071 11 6 -0.007 2.00 0.089 -0.096 -0.5 0 2 HBP,GDP
Albert Belle LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .305 .406 .612 1.018 13 8 -0.030 2.29 0.110 -0.141 -0.5 1 0
Manny Ramirez RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .308 .400 .575 .975 18 14 0.154 1.91 0.210 -0.056 0.6 2 0
Jeff Kent 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .287 .330 .441 .770 16 8 0.055 1.12 0.114 -0.059 0.2 10 1 2B
Geronimo Pena 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .125 .222 .500 .722 15 10 -0.176 1.41 0.000 -0.176 -1.7 1 3 GDP
Tony Pena C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .195 .257 .237 .493 12 8 -0.114 1.47 0.000 -0.114 -0.9 5 0
   Nigel Wilson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .273 .500 .773 1 1 -0.013 0.49 0.000 -0.013 -0.2
   Sandy Alomar C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .295 .390 .685 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Omar Vizquel SS 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .304 .371 .428 .799 16 12 0.010 0.97 0.083 -0.073 0.3 1 5
Jack McDowell P 1 0
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 0
   Paul Shuey P 0 0
   Jose Mesa P 0 0
Team Totals 32 6 10 3 3 3 36 .312 .389 .375 .764 131 84 0.343 1.50 1.108 -0.766 1.2 27 11
2B: K Seitzer (33, off C Haney); J Kent (27, off C Haney).
HBP: J Thome (6, by C Haney).
TB: K Seitzer 4; K Lofton 3; J Kent 2; O Vizquel; A Belle; M Ramirez.
GIDP: G Pena (2); J Thome (12).
RBI: O Vizquel (62); K Seitzer (77); M Ramirez (107).
2-out RBI: O Vizquel; K Seitzer.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Pena-O Vizquel-J Kent.
Baserunning
SB: K Lofton (75, 2nd base off C Haney/M Macfarlane).

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
Chris Haney 6 7 3 3 2 2 0 4.66 26 91 62 38 9 15 12 9 2 0 46 0.094 1.38 0.6
Jason Jacome, H (6), L (0-4) 0.1 2 3 2 1 0 0 4.72 4 21 10 5 2 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 -0.215 1.86 -1.4
Bob Scanlan, BS (1) 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 7.08 6 19 12 9 1 2 3 2 0 0 2 2 -0.222 1.79 -0.4
Team Totals 8 10 6 5 3 3 0 5.62 36 131 84 52 12 20 16 13 4 0 46 2 2 -0.343 1.50 -1.2

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
Jack McDowell, W (13-9) 7 7 5 5 3 5 0 5.05 31 110 70 39 11 20 13 10 4 0 45 -0.157 1.09 -0.8
Paul Assenmacher, H (12) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.18 2 5 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.102 2.75 0.5
Paul Shuey, H (7) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.91 1 4 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.030 1.08 0.1
Jose Mesa, S (36) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.76 3 11 8 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.183 2.27 0.6
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 3 7 0 5.00 37 130 83 45 16 22 15 12 5 0 45 0 0 0.158 1.27 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: C Haney (6; J Thome).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Clark, 1B - Dan Morrison, 2B - Larry Barnett, 3B - Greg Kosc.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: 42,291.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 17mph out to Rightfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Cleveland Indians
1 Jose Offerman 2B 1 Kenny Lofton CF
2 Joe Randa 3B 2 Kevin Seitzer DH
3 Rod Myers CF 3 Jim Thome 3B
4 Craig Paquette 1B 4 Albert Belle LF
5 Jon Nunnally LF 5 Manny Ramirez RF
6 Chris Stynes DH 6 Jeff Kent 1B
7 Johnny Damon RF 7 Geronimo Pena 2B
8 Mike Macfarlane C 8 Tony Pena C
9 David Howard SS 9 Omar Vizquel SS
Chris Haney P Jack McDowell P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 5-6 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO KCR C. Stynes P. Assenmacher 19% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B)
b7 4-5 1 123 2,(1-0)  RRO CLE M. Ramirez B. Scanlan 17% 75% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B; Vizcaino Scores; Thome Scores/Adv on E6 (throw)/No RBI/unER
b5 2-4 2 12- 6,(1-2)  R CLE K. Seitzer C. Haney 14% 45% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Vizquel Scores; Lofton to 3B
b7 3-5 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  R CLE K. Seitzer J. Jacome 14% 39% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Lofton Scores/Adv on E9 (throw)/No RBI
t5 2-1 1 12- 5,(2-2)  R KCR J. Randa J. McDowell -14% 20% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Howard Scores; Offerman to 3B; Randa to 2B/Adv on throw

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' Jack McDowell facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Offerman J. McDowell -3% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Randa J. McDowell 3% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR R. Myers J. McDowell -1% 49% Offerman Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 9,(3-2)  KCR R. Myers J. McDowell -4% 44% Walk, Offerman Steals 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  RO KCR C. Paquette J. McDowell -0% 44% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Offerman Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Nunnally J. McDowell -1% 43% Myers Steals 2B
t1 1-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Nunnally J. McDowell 3% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Chris Haney facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE K. Lofton C. Haney 4% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
b1 0-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  CLE K. Seitzer C. Haney 8% 58% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Lofton to 3B
b1 0-1 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  ROO CLE J. Thome C. Haney -7% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B; Lofton Scores/No RBI
b1 1-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE A. Belle C. Haney -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Jack McDowell facing 6-7-8
t2 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Stynes J. McDowell 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t2 1-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Damon J. McDowell 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS-3B Hole)
t2 1-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane J. McDowell 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Chris Haney facing 5-6-7
b2 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. Ramirez C. Haney 4% 59% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 1-1 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CLE J. Kent C. Haney -3% 56% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Kent to 1B
b2 1-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO CLE G. Pena C. Haney -6% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Jack McDowell facing 9-1-2
t3 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. Howard J. McDowell 3% 53% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B (P's Right)
t3 1-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR J. Offerman J. McDowell -7% 46% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t3 1-1 1 --3 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Randa J. McDowell 6% 52% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 1-1 2 --3 7,(3-2)  O KCR R. Myers J. McDowell 4% 56% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Chris Haney facing 8-9-1
b3 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE T. Pena C. Haney -3% 53% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b3 1-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel C. Haney -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  CLE K. Lofton C. Haney 1% 53% Walk
b3 1-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE K. Seitzer C. Haney 1% 54% Lofton Steals 2B
b3 1-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CLE K. Seitzer C. Haney -4% 50% Popfly: 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Jack McDowell facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR C. Paquette J. McDowell 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t4 1-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Nunnally J. McDowell 2% 55% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR C. Stynes J. McDowell 1% 56% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Chris Haney facing 3-4-5
b4 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE J. Thome C. Haney -3% 54% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b4 1-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE A. Belle C. Haney -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
b4 1-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE M. Ramirez C. Haney -1% 50% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Jack McDowell facing 7-8-9
t5 1-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Damon J. McDowell -8% 42% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t5 1-1 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane J. McDowell 2% 44% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Damon to 3B
t5 1-1 1 --3 6,(3-2)  KCR D. Howard J. McDowell -2% 42% Walk
t5 1-1 1 1-3 6,(2-2)  R KCR J. Offerman J. McDowell -8% 34% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Damon Scores; Howard to 2B
t5 2-1 1 12- 5,(2-2)  R KCR J. Randa J. McDowell -14% 20% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Howard Scores; Offerman to 3B; Randa to 2B/Adv on throw
t5 3-1 1 -23 5,(2-2)  RO KCR R. Myers J. McDowell -1% 19% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Offerman Scores; Randa to 3B
t5 4-1 2 --3 4,(3-0)  O KCR C. Paquette J. McDowell 3% 22% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Chris Haney facing 6-7-8
b5 1-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE J. Kent C. Haney 4% 26% Walk
b5 1-4 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CLE G. Pena C. Haney -4% 22% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-4 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE T. Pena C. Haney -3% 19% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Kent to 2B
b5 1-4 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R CLE O. Vizquel C. Haney 8% 27% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Kent Scores
b5 2-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE K. Lofton C. Haney 3% 30% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Vizquel to 2B
b5 2-4 2 12- 6,(1-2)  R CLE K. Seitzer C. Haney 14% 45% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Vizquel Scores; Lofton to 3B
b5 3-4 2 -23 2,(0-1)  CLE J. Thome C. Haney 2% 46% Hit By Pitch
b5 3-4 2 123 2,(1-0)  O CLE A. Belle C. Haney -11% 36% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Indians' Jack McDowell facing 5-6-7
t6 4-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Nunnally J. McDowell 3% 38% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 4-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR C. Stynes J. McDowell 2% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
t6 4-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Damon J. McDowell -1% 39% Single to 1B (Ground Ball)
t6 4-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Macfarlane J. McDowell 3% 42% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Chris Haney facing 5-6-7
b6 3-4 0 --- 13,(2-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez C. Haney -4% 38% Flyball: CF
b6 3-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  CLE J. Kent C. Haney 7% 45% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b6 3-4 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CLE G. Pena C. Haney -6% 39% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-4 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O CLE T. Pena C. Haney -6% 33% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Indians' Jack McDowell facing 9-1-2
t7 4-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. Howard J. McDowell 3% 35% Strikeout Swinging
t7 4-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Offerman J. McDowell -3% 33% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t7 4-3 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  R KCR J. Randa J. McDowell -13% 19% Double to LF (Line Drive); Offerman Scores
t7 5-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR R. Myers J. McDowell 3% 22% Flyball: CF
t7 5-3 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR C. Paquette J. McDowell 3% 25% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Jason Jacome facing 9-1-2
Jason Jacome replaces Chris Haney pitching
b7 3-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel J. Jacome -4% 21% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE K. Lofton J. Jacome 5% 25% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b7 3-5 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  R CLE K. Seitzer J. Jacome 14% 39% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Lofton Scores/Adv on E9 (throw)/No RBI
b7 4-5 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  CLE J. Thome J. Jacome 7% 46% Walk; Seitzer to 2B
Bob Scanlan replaces Jason Jacome pitching
b7 4-5 1 12- 3,(1-1)  CLE A. Belle B. Scanlan 11% 57% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Seitzer to 3B; Thome to 2B
Jose Vizcaino pinch runs for Kevin Seitzer (DH) batting 2nd
b7 4-5 1 123 2,(1-0)  RRO CLE M. Ramirez B. Scanlan 17% 75% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B; Vizcaino Scores; Thome Scores/Adv on E6 (throw)/No RBI/unER
b7 6-5 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CLE J. Kent B. Scanlan -2% 72% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Indians 6.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-6, Indians' Paul Assenmacher facing 5-6-7
Paul Assenmacher replaces Jack McDowell pitching
Bip Roberts pinch hits for Jon Nunnally (LF) batting 5th
t8 5-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR B. Roberts P. Assenmacher -8% 64% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
t8 5-6 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO KCR C. Stynes P. Assenmacher 19% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B)
Paul Shuey replaces Paul Assenmacher pitching
Kevin Young pinch hits for Johnny Damon (RF) batting 7th
Bob Hamelin pinch hits for Kevin Young batting 7th
t8 5-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Hamelin P. Shuey 3% 86% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-5, Royals' Bob Scanlan facing 7-8-9
Bip Roberts moves from PH to LF
Les Norman replaces Bob Hamelin (PH) playing RF batting 7th
b8 6-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE G. Pena B. Scanlan -2% 84% Flyball: CF (Short CF-RF)
Nigel Wilson pinch hits for Tony Pena (C) batting 8th
b8 6-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE N. Wilson B. Scanlan -1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 6-5 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel B. Scanlan -1% 82% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Indians 6.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-6, Indians' Jose Mesa facing 8-9-1
Jose Mesa replaces Paul Shuey pitching
Sandy Alomar replaces Nigel Wilson (PH) playing C batting 8th
t9 5-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane J. Mesa 8% 90% Strikeout Swinging
Keith Lockhart pinch hits for David Howard (SS) batting 9th
t9 5-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR K. Lockhart J. Mesa 6% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-6 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman J. Mesa 4% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Indians 6.

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