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SEA
@ANA
9
11
DET
@BAL
3
4
BOS
@CHW
1
10
KCR
@CLE
3
4
MIN
@MIL
4
3
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@NYY
2
0
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@TEX
3
8
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@ATL
2
4
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@CHC
3
2
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@FLA
5
6
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@HOU
7
4
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@SDP
3
7
COL
@SFG
3
6
PIT
@STL
1
3
Tuesday, May 20, 1997, 7:05
, Jacobs Field
Attendance: 43,167, Time of Game: 2:40
Royals
3
20-21
 Lost 4 
2nd, 1 GB
at Indians
4
21-20
 Won 3 
1st
W: Paul Shuey (1-1)
L: Jamie Walker (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  1  0   1  0  0   1  0  0    3 10  0
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   2  2  X    4 12  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 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .274 .373 .453 .825 22 14 -0.147 1.24 0.000 -0.147 -1.2 3 1
Bip Roberts LF 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .354 .380 .438 .818 12 8 -0.033 0.90 0.023 -0.055 -0.6 0 0 SF
   David Howard RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .354 .433 .787 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Scott Cooper PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .220 .273 .340 .613 3 3 -0.058 2.25 0.000 -0.058 -0.2
Jay Bell SS 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .325 .393 .532 .926 17 10 -0.056 0.77 0.031 -0.087 -0.2 1 2 SB
Jeff King 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .224 .386 .396 .782 13 7 -0.009 0.70 0.022 -0.031 -0.0 7 1
Chili Davis DH 2 1 1 1 2 0 4 .280 .422 .439 .861 16 6 0.122 0.98 0.136 -0.014 1.4 HR
Mike Sweeney C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .258 .343 .484 .827 9 7 -0.066 1.27 0.039 -0.104 -1.1 8 0
Craig Paquette 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .206 .250 .344 .594 10 6 -0.097 0.94 0.016 -0.113 -1.2 0 2
Tom Goodwin CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .241 .299 .297 .596 14 10 -0.084 0.79 0.000 -0.084 -1.0 1 0
Johnny Damon RF-LF 4 2 3 1 0 0 4 .337 .365 .511 .875 14 10 0.160 0.68 0.175 -0.014 1.9 4 0 HR,SB
Glendon Rusch P 0 1
   Jeff Montgomery P 0 0
   Jamie Walker P 0 0
   Randy Veres P 0 1
Team Totals 35 3 10 3 3 4 39 .286 .333 .457 .790 130 81 -0.268 0.95 0.442 -0.707 -2.1 24 8
HR: J Damon (3, off C Nagy, 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF); C Davis (5, off C Nagy, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF Line).
SF: B Roberts (1, off C Nagy).
TB: J Damon 6; C Davis 4; J Bell 2; M Sweeney 2; J King; C Paquette.
RBI: C Davis (21); J Damon (13); B Roberts (16).
2-out RBI: J Damon.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Offerman-J King.
Baserunning
SB: J Bell (3, 2nd base off C Nagy/S Alomar); J Damon (3, 2nd base off C Nagy/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
Marquis Grissom CF 4 0 1 1 0 1 5 .200 .295 .296 .591 19 11 -0.105 1.52 0.042 -0.147 -0.7 3 0 SF
Tony Fernandez 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .282 .311 .436 .747 12 8 -0.004 1.64 0.141 -0.145 -0.3 0 7 SB,GDP
Julio Franco DH 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .353 .445 .436 .881 16 8 -0.049 1.57 0.041 -0.090 -0.4 2B
Matt Williams 3B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .268 .330 .579 .909 18 13 -0.184 1.69 0.000 -0.184 -1.3 1 2
David Justice LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .372 .470 .723 1.193 15 9 0.069 1.24 0.116 -0.048 0.1 1 0
Manny Ramirez RF 3 1 1 2 1 1 4 .272 .357 .504 .861 15 9 0.394 1.57 0.449 -0.056 1.3 1 0 HR
Jim Thome 1B 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .311 .459 .568 1.027 12 8 0.085 0.81 0.097 -0.012 0.9 16 0
Sandy Alomar C 3 1 2 0 0 0 4 .347 .384 .653 1.037 13 8 0.063 1.50 0.126 -0.064 0.3 4 0 SH
Omar Vizquel SS 3 0 1 0 0 2 4 .270 .343 .349 .692 11 10 -0.039 1.68 0.052 -0.090 -0.5 1 4 SH
Charles Nagy P 0 1
   Paul Shuey P 0 0
   Michael Jackson P 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 12 4 2 8 37 .375 .400 .500 .900 131 84 0.230 1.48 1.064 -0.836 -0.6 27 14
2B: J Franco (5, off G Rusch).
HR: M Ramirez (7, off J Walker, 8th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
SF: M Grissom (1, off J Montgomery).
SH: O Vizquel (5, off G Rusch); S Alomar (4, off R Veres).
TB: M Ramirez 4; J Thome 3; J Franco 2; D Justice 2; S Alomar 2; M Grissom; T Fernandez; O Vizquel.
GIDP: T Fernandez (5).
RBI: M Ramirez 2 (22); T Fernandez (12); M Grissom (6).
2-out RBI: T Fernandez.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. O Vizquel-J Thome.
E: S Alomar (7).
Baserunning
SB: T Fernandez (1, 2nd base off J Montgomery/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
Glendon Rusch 6.1 8 2 2 1 6 0 5.51 27 97 62 36 6 20 10 10 5 0 54 0.278 1.28 2.5
Jeff Montgomery, H (2) 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 10.03 4 15 10 5 3 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 -0.016 2.43 -0.5
Jamie Walker, BS (1), L (2-2) 0 3 2 2 0 0 1 8.71 3 10 6 3 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 -0.550 2.31 -2.4
Randy Veres 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.91 3 9 6 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.058 0.85 1.0
Team Totals 8 12 4 4 2 8 1 4.50 37 131 84 47 12 25 13 14 8 0 54 3 2 -0.230 1.48 0.6
J Walker faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.

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
Charles Nagy 6.2 10 3 3 3 3 2 3.82 32 111 66 38 8 20 12 14 9 0 42 -0.001 0.84 0.2
Paul Shuey, W (1-1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.18 4 8 7 5 0 2 3 1 0 0 3 0 0.094 0.89 1.4
Michael Jackson, S (5) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.55 3 11 8 4 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.178 2.24 0.6
Team Totals 9 10 3 3 3 4 2 3.00 39 130 81 47 8 26 17 15 9 0 42 3 0 0.271 0.95 2.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Evans, 1B - Larry McCoy, 2B - Terry Craft, 3B - Chuck Meriwether.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: 43,167.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 58° F, Wind 6mph out to Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Cleveland Indians
1 Jose Offerman 2B 1 Marquis Grissom CF
2 Bip Roberts LF 2 Tony Fernandez 2B
3 Jay Bell SS 3 Julio Franco DH
4 Jeff King 1B 4 Matt Williams 3B
5 Chili Davis DH 5 David Justice LF
6 Mike Sweeney C 6 Manny Ramirez RF
7 Craig Paquette 3B 7 Jim Thome 1B
8 Tom Goodwin CF 8 Sandy Alomar C
9 Johnny Damon RF 9 Omar Vizquel SS
Glendon Rusch P Charles Nagy P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 2-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR CLE M. Ramirez J. Walker 43% 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Justice Scores; Ramirez Scores
b7 1-3 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R CLE T. Fernandez J. Montgomery 12% 32% Single to CF (Line Drive); Alomar Scores
t4 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R KCR C. Davis C. Nagy -10% 28% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Davis Scores
t2 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  R KCR J. Damon C. Nagy -10% 44% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Damon Scores
b8 2-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE D. Justice J. Walker 10% 43% Single to CF (Line Drive)

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' Charles Nagy facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Offerman C. Nagy 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Roberts C. Nagy 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Bell C. Nagy -1% 53% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. King C. Nagy -1% 51% Bell Steals 2B; Bell to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
t1 0-0 2 --3 5,(3-1)  KCR J. King C. Nagy -1% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  KCR C. Davis C. Nagy -2% 48% Walk; King to 2B
t1 0-0 2 123 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Sweeney C. Nagy 7% 55% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE M. Grissom G. Rusch -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS)
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE T. Fernandez G. Rusch -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  CLE J. Franco G. Rusch 2% 53% Double to RF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O CLE M. Williams G. Rusch -3% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 7-8-9
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR C. Paquette C. Nagy 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR T. Goodwin C. Nagy 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  R KCR J. Damon C. Nagy -10% 44% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Damon Scores
t2 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Offerman C. Nagy 1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE D. Justice G. Rusch -3% 43% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b2 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez G. Rusch -2% 41% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Thome G. Rusch -1% 40% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 2-3-4
t3 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Roberts C. Nagy 2% 42% Flyball: CF
t3 1-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Bell C. Nagy 2% 44% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. King C. Nagy 1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE S. Alomar G. Rusch 4% 49% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b3 0-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel G. Rusch -4% 45% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  CLE M. Grissom G. Rusch 4% 49% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Alomar to 2B
b3 0-1 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O CLE T. Fernandez G. Rusch -5% 44% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O CLE J. Franco G. Rusch -5% 39% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R KCR C. Davis C. Nagy -10% 28% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Davis Scores
t4 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Sweeney C. Nagy -3% 26% Single to LF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole)
t4 2-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR C. Paquette C. Nagy 6% 32% Line Drive Double Play: SS; Sweeney out at 1B/SS-1B
t4 2-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR T. Goodwin C. Nagy 1% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 4-5-6
b4 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Williams G. Rusch -3% 30% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE D. Justice G. Rusch -2% 28% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b4 0-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  CLE M. Ramirez G. Rusch 2% 29% Walk
b4 0-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE J. Thome G. Rusch 3% 32% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Ramirez to 2B
b4 0-2 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O CLE S. Alomar G. Rusch -6% 26% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 9-1-2
t5 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Damon C. Nagy -3% 23% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B)
t5 2-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Offerman C. Nagy 3% 26% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR B. Roberts C. Nagy 2% 28% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left); Damon to 2B
t5 2-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Bell C. Nagy 3% 31% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 9-1-2
b5 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CLE O. Vizquel G. Rusch 5% 36% Single to LF (Pop Fly to Deep SS-3B Hole)
b5 0-2 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CLE M. Grissom G. Rusch -5% 31% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO CLE T. Fernandez G. Rusch -7% 24% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 4-5-6
t6 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. King C. Nagy 2% 25% Flyball: LF
t6 2-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR C. Davis C. Nagy 1% 27% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t6 2-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Sweeney C. Nagy -1% 26% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 1B)
t6 2-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR C. Paquette C. Nagy -2% 24% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Sweeney to 2B
t6 2-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR T. Goodwin C. Nagy 4% 28% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 3-4-5
b6 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE J. Franco G. Rusch -4% 24% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b6 0-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE M. Williams G. Rusch -3% 22% Strikeout Swinging
b6 0-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE D. Justice G. Rusch 2% 24% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b6 0-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CLE M. Ramirez G. Rusch -4% 20% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 9-1-2
t7 2-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  KCR J. Damon C. Nagy -3% 17% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t7 2-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  KCR J. Offerman C. Nagy -2% 15% Damon Steals 2B
t7 2-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Offerman C. Nagy 1% 16% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Damon to 3B
t7 2-0 1 --3 4,(1-2)  RO KCR B. Roberts C. Nagy -2% 14% Lineout: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Damon Scores
t7 3-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Bell C. Nagy -1% 13% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t7 3-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. King C. Nagy -1% 12% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Bell to 2B
t7 3-0 2 12- 5,(3-1)  KCR C. Davis C. Nagy -1% 11% Walk; Bell to 3B; King to 2B
Paul Shuey replaces Charles Nagy pitching
t7 3-0 2 123 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney P. Shuey 3% 14% Flyball: CF (Short CF-RF)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 7-8-9
Johnny Damon moves from RF to LF
David Howard replaces Bip Roberts (LF) playing RF batting 2nd
b7 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE J. Thome G. Rusch 5% 20% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b7 0-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  CLE S. Alomar G. Rusch 8% 28% Single to CF (Line Drive); Thome to 2B
b7 0-3 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel G. Rusch -3% 25% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Weak 3B); Thome to 3B; Alomar to 2B
Jeff Montgomery replaces Glendon Rusch pitching
b7 0-3 1 -23 2,(0-1)  RO CLE M. Grissom J. Montgomery -5% 20% Lineout: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Thome Scores
b7 1-3 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R CLE T. Fernandez J. Montgomery 12% 32% Single to CF (Line Drive); Alomar Scores
b7 2-3 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  CLE J. Franco J. Montgomery 2% 34% Fernandez Steals 2B
b7 2-3 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  CLE J. Franco J. Montgomery 2% 36% Walk
b7 2-3 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O CLE M. Williams J. Montgomery -9% 27% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Indians 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Paul Shuey facing 7-8-9
t8 3-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Paquette P. Shuey 3% 30% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 3-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR T. Goodwin P. Shuey 2% 32% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 3-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Damon P. Shuey 1% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Jamie Walker facing 5-6-7
Jamie Walker replaces Jeff Montgomery pitching
b8 2-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE D. Justice J. Walker 10% 43% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b8 2-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR CLE M. Ramirez J. Walker 43% 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Justice Scores; Ramirez Scores
b8 4-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE J. Thome J. Walker 2% 88% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
Randy Veres replaces Jamie Walker pitching
b8 4-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CLE S. Alomar R. Veres -1% 87% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (P's Left); Thome to 2B
b8 4-3 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel R. Veres -2% 85% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-3 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O CLE M. Grissom R. Veres -3% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Indians 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Indians' Michael Jackson facing 1-2-3
Michael Jackson replaces Paul Shuey pitching
t9 3-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Offerman M. Jackson 8% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
Scott Cooper pinch hits for David Howard (RF) batting 2nd
t9 3-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR S. Cooper M. Jackson 6% 96% Strikeout Looking
t9 3-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Bell M. Jackson 4% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Indians 4.

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  • 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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