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@STL
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3
Saturday, July 5, 1997, 1:05
, Jacobs Field
Attendance: 42,892, Time of Game: 2:40
Royals
4
36-45
 Lost 7 
4th, 8 GB
at Indians
8
43-36
 Won 2 
1st
W: Charles Nagy (9-4)
L: Jim Pittsley (2-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  1   3  0  0   0  0  0    4  6  2
Indians         0  4  2   0  1  0   0  1  X    8 15  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 0 1 0 0 0 4 .310 .374 .424 .797 12 7 -0.066 1.19 0.034 -0.100 -0.6 4 3
Tom Goodwin CF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .285 .321 .357 .678 15 11 -0.102 0.96 0.000 -0.102 -1.1 4 0
Jay Bell SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .279 .366 .466 .832 19 11 -0.052 0.87 0.023 -0.076 -0.4 1 4
Jeff King 1B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .261 .387 .496 .883 19 8 -0.014 0.71 0.039 -0.053 0.1 9 1
Chili Davis DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .295 .410 .500 .910 14 9 -0.084 0.90 0.000 -0.084 -1.0
Jon Nunnally RF 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .278 .350 .389 .739 5 4 0.024 0.83 0.059 -0.035 0.6 0 0
   Shane Halter PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .281 .410 .281 .692 5 3 -0.011 0.40 0.000 -0.011 -0.3
Johnny Damon LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .318 .361 .445 .807 8 3 0.015 0.76 0.037 -0.022 0.2 0 0
   David Howard PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .279 .321 .385 .706 3 3 -0.005 0.20 0.000 -0.005 -0.2
Scott Cooper 3B 2 0 1 1 0 0 3 .196 .254 .290 .544 8 5 -0.005 1.37 0.043 -0.049 -0.0 0 2 SF
   Craig Paquette PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .221 .257 .394 .651 4 3 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.1
Mike Macfarlane C 3 1 2 2 0 0 3 .188 .269 .271 .540 7 5 0.108 1.27 0.149 -0.041 1.7 6 0 HR
Jim Pittsley P 0 0
   Ricky Bones P 0 1
   Jamie Walker P 0 0
   Gregg Olson P 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 6 4 2 6 35 .188 .229 .281 .510 119 72 -0.194 0.91 0.384 -0.580 -1.1 24 11
HR: M Macfarlane (3, off C Nagy, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF Line).
SF: S Cooper (2, off C Nagy).
TB: M Macfarlane 5; J Nunnally; J Bell; S Cooper; J Offerman.
RBI: M Macfarlane 2 (17); S Cooper (7); J Nunnally (1).
2-out RBI: M Macfarlane.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. J King-J Bell-J King.
E: M Macfarlane (4); J Bell (6).

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 1 1 2 1 2 5 .261 .321 .332 .653 20 12 0.100 0.78 0.164 -0.064 0.7 3 0 2B
Kevin Seitzer DH 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .260 .319 .375 .694 25 13 -0.008 0.59 0.052 -0.060 -0.5
Jim Thome 1B 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .300 .437 .630 1.068 29 13 0.015 0.33 0.039 -0.023 1.0 13 0 HR
Manny Ramirez RF 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .344 .425 .556 .981 17 12 0.034 0.43 0.068 -0.034 0.8 1 0 HR
Matt Williams 3B 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .243 .293 .482 .775 16 13 0.072 0.66 0.112 -0.040 -0.0 0 5
Brian Giles LF 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .262 .370 .510 .880 16 9 0.103 0.58 0.131 -0.028 0.8 1 0 HR
Tony Fernandez 2B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .269 .311 .386 .697 12 7 -0.089 0.56 0.023 -0.113 -0.6 1 5 2B,SB,GDP
Pat Borders C 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .322 .375 .492 .867 11 7 0.014 0.36 0.023 -0.009 0.1 6 0
Omar Vizquel SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .272 .342 .366 .708 13 10 0.064 0.60 0.073 -0.009 1.3 2 1 SB
Charles Nagy P 0 0
   Jose Mesa P 0 0
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 0
Team Totals 39 8 15 6 3 6 42 .385 .429 .667 1.095 159 96 0.305 0.56 0.685 -0.380 3.4 27 11
2B: M Grissom (11, off J Pittsley); T Fernandez (14, off J Pittsley).
HR: M Ramirez (12, off J Pittsley, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); B Giles (9, off J Pittsley, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF); J Thome (24, off G Olson, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep CF-RF).
TB: J Thome 5; M Ramirez 5; B Giles 4; P Borders 3; T Fernandez 3; M Grissom 2; O Vizquel 2; M Williams; K Seitzer.
GIDP: T Fernandez (8).
RBI: M Grissom 2 (31); J Thome (62); B Giles (24); M Ramirez (45); K Seitzer (16).
2-out RBI: M Grissom 2; K Seitzer.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Baserunning
SB: O Vizquel (21, 2nd base off R Bones/M Macfarlane); T Fernandez (3, 2nd base off J Walker/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
Jim Pittsley, L (2-6) 4.2 12 7 6 1 5 2 5.58 27 95 58 36 5 17 10 11 5 0 18 -0.354 0.65 -4.7
Ricky Bones 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 9.00 5 26 15 9 3 3 2 1 1 0 2 0 0.025 0.58 0.6
Jamie Walker 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.35 4 12 8 5 0 3 1 3 2 0 2 0 0.024 0.40 0.7
Gregg Olson 1.1 1 1 1 1 0 1 16.76 6 26 15 9 1 5 2 3 0 0 1 0 -0.001 0.25 -0.0
Team Totals 8 15 8 7 3 6 3 7.88 42 159 96 59 9 28 15 18 8 0 18 5 0 -0.306 0.56 -3.4

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, W (9-4) 7 6 4 4 2 4 1 3.92 29 94 54 31 6 17 11 12 4 0 51 0.127 1.01 0.0
Jose Mesa, H (3) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.73 3 13 9 6 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.050 0.63 0.6
Paul Assenmacher 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.75 3 12 9 1 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.018 0.22 0.6
Team Totals 9 6 4 4 2 6 1 4.00 35 119 72 38 9 25 15 12 4 0 51 0 0 0.195 0.91 1.1
Balks: None.
WP: J Pittsley (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dave Phillips, 1B - Dale Scott, 2B - Durwood Merrill, 3B - Rocky Roe.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: 42,892.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 7mph from Left to Right, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Cleveland Indians
1 Jose Offerman 2B 1 Marquis Grissom CF
2 Tom Goodwin CF 2 Kevin Seitzer DH
3 Jay Bell SS 3 Jim Thome 1B
4 Jeff King 1B 4 Manny Ramirez RF
5 Chili Davis DH 5 Matt Williams 3B
6 Jon Nunnally RF 6 Brian Giles LF
7 Johnny Damon LF 7 Tony Fernandez 2B
8 Scott Cooper 3B 8 Pat Borders C
9 Mike Macfarlane C 9 Omar Vizquel SS
Jim Pittsley P Charles Nagy P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 1-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  RR CLE M. Grissom J. Pittsley 16% 80% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Borders Scores; Vizquel Scores; Grissom to 3B/Adv on E6 (throw)
b2 0-0 0 12- 2,(1-0)  OO CLE T. Fernandez J. Pittsley -10% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B (Weak 1B); Williams to 3B
t4 3-6 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R KCR M. Macfarlane C. Nagy -9% 72% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Nunnally Scores; Damon to 3B
b5 6-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R CLE B. Giles J. Pittsley 8% 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Giles Scores
b2 0-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R CLE P. Borders J. Pittsley 8% 62% Wild Pitch; Williams 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' Charles Nagy facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Offerman C. Nagy -3% 47% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR T. Goodwin C. Nagy 3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Bell C. Nagy 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. King C. Nagy 2% 55% Popfly: SS (Deep 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jim Pittsley facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. Grissom J. Pittsley -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE K. Seitzer J. Pittsley -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE J. Thome J. Pittsley 1% 52% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez J. Pittsley -2% 50% Popfly: 2B (P's Left)
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 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR C. Davis C. Nagy 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Nunnally C. Nagy 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Damon C. Nagy 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jim Pittsley facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. Williams J. Pittsley 4% 59% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  CLE B. Giles J. Pittsley 5% 64% Walk; Williams to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- 2,(1-0)  OO CLE T. Fernandez J. Pittsley -10% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B (Weak 1B); Williams to 3B
b2 0-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R CLE P. Borders J. Pittsley 8% 62% Wild Pitch; Williams Scores/No RBI
b2 1-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE P. Borders J. Pittsley 1% 63% Single to RF (Pop Fly to Deep 2B)
b2 1-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  CLE O. Vizquel J. Pittsley 2% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep 3B); Borders to 2B
b2 1-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  RR CLE M. Grissom J. Pittsley 16% 80% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Borders Scores; Vizquel Scores; Grissom to 3B/Adv on E6 (throw)
b2 3-0 2 --3 2,(1-0)  R CLE K. Seitzer J. Pittsley 5% 86% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Grissom Scores
b2 4-0 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O CLE J. Thome J. Pittsley -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
4 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 4.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 8-9-1
t3 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR S. Cooper C. Nagy 2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R KCR M. Macfarlane C. Nagy -6% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Macfarlane Scores
t3 1-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Offerman C. Nagy 2% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR T. Goodwin C. Nagy 1% 83% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Jim Pittsley facing 4-5-6
b3 4-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R CLE M. Ramirez J. Pittsley 6% 88% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Ramirez Scores
b3 5-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Williams J. Pittsley -1% 87% Strikeout Swinging
b3 5-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE B. Giles J. Pittsley -1% 87% Strikeout Swinging
b3 5-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE T. Fernandez J. Pittsley 1% 88% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
b3 5-1 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  CLE P. Borders J. Pittsley 1% 88% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Deep SS-2B); Fernandez to 3B
b3 5-1 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  R CLE O. Vizquel J. Pittsley 4% 92% Reached on E2 (Pop Fly); Fernandez Scores/unER/No RBI; Borders to 3B; Vizquel to 1B
b3 6-1 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O CLE M. Grissom J. Pittsley -1% 91% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 6.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-6, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 3-4-5
t4 1-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Bell C. Nagy -2% 89% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t4 1-6 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. King C. Nagy -4% 85% Walk; Bell to 2B
t4 1-6 0 12- 7,(3-2)  O KCR C. Davis C. Nagy 3% 87% Flyball: CF; Bell to 3B
t4 1-6 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Nunnally C. Nagy -6% 81% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Bell Scores; King to 3B
t4 2-6 1 1-3 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Damon C. Nagy -4% 78% Walk; Nunnally to 2B
t4 2-6 1 123 5,(2-2)  RO KCR S. Cooper C. Nagy 3% 81% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; King Scores
t4 3-6 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R KCR M. Macfarlane C. Nagy -9% 72% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Nunnally Scores; Damon to 3B
t4 4-6 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Offerman C. Nagy 6% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-4, Royals' Jim Pittsley facing 2-3-4
b4 6-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE K. Seitzer J. Pittsley -2% 76% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b4 6-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE J. Thome J. Pittsley -1% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 6-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez J. Pittsley -1% 74% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 6.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 2-3-4
t5 4-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR T. Goodwin C. Nagy 3% 77% Lineout: SS (SS-2B)
t5 4-6 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Bell C. Nagy 2% 79% Strikeout Looking
t5 4-6 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. King C. Nagy 1% 80% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-4, Royals' Jim Pittsley facing 5-6-7
b5 6-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Williams J. Pittsley -2% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b5 6-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R CLE B. Giles J. Pittsley 8% 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Giles Scores
b5 7-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE T. Fernandez J. Pittsley -1% 86% Strikeout Looking
b5 7-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE P. Borders J. Pittsley 1% 86% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b5 7-4 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  CLE O. Vizquel J. Pittsley 1% 87% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Borders to 3B
Ricky Bones replaces Jim Pittsley pitching
b5 7-4 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  CLE M. Grissom R. Bones 0% 88% Vizquel Steals 2B
b5 7-4 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. Grissom R. Bones -3% 85% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 7.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-7, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 5-6-7
t6 4-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Davis C. Nagy 3% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 4-7 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Nunnally C. Nagy 2% 89% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 4-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Damon C. Nagy 1% 90% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 7-4, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 2-3-4
b6 7-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CLE K. Seitzer R. Bones -1% 89% Lineout: CF
b6 7-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE J. Thome R. Bones 1% 90% Walk
b6 7-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  CLE M. Ramirez R. Bones 1% 92% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Thome to 2B
b6 7-4 1 12- 7,(2-2)  O CLE M. Williams R. Bones -1% 90% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B; Thome to 3B; Williams to 1B
Jamie Walker replaces Ricky Bones pitching
b6 7-4 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  O CLE B. Giles J. Walker -2% 88% Lineout: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 7.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-7, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 8-9-1
t7 4-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR S. Cooper C. Nagy -4% 84% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t7 4-7 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Macfarlane C. Nagy 4% 88% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
t7 4-7 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Offerman C. Nagy 3% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole); Cooper to 2B
t7 4-7 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR T. Goodwin C. Nagy 3% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 7-4, Royals' Jamie Walker facing 7-8-9
b7 7-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE T. Fernandez J. Walker 1% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b7 7-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE P. Borders J. Walker -1% 94% Flyball: CF
b7 7-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  CLE O. Vizquel J. Walker 1% 94% Fernandez Steals 2B
b7 7-4 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel J. Walker -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B; Fernandez to 3B
Gregg Olson replaces Jamie Walker pitching
b7 7-4 2 --3 6,(3-2)  CLE M. Grissom G. Olson 0% 93% Walk
b7 7-4 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  CLE K. Seitzer G. Olson 0% 94% Defensive Indifference; Grissom to 2B
b7 7-4 2 -23 6,(3-2)  O CLE K. Seitzer G. Olson -2% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 7.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-7, Indians' Jose Mesa facing 3-4-5
Jose Mesa replaces Charles Nagy pitching
t8 4-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Bell J. Mesa 3% 95% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 4-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. King J. Mesa 2% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 4-7 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR C. Davis J. Mesa 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 7-4, Royals' Gregg Olson facing 3-4-5
b8 7-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R CLE J. Thome G. Olson 2% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Thome Scores
b8 8-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE M. Ramirez G. Olson -0% 98% Flyball: CF
b8 8-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE M. Williams G. Olson -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b8 8-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE B. Giles G. Olson -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 8.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-8, Indians' Paul Assenmacher facing 6-7-8
Paul Assenmacher replaces Jose Mesa pitching
Shane Halter pinch hits for Jon Nunnally (RF) batting 6th
t9 4-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR S. Halter P. Assenmacher 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
David Howard pinch hits for Johnny Damon (LF) batting 7th
t9 4-8 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR D. Howard P. Assenmacher 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
Craig Paquette pinch hits for Scott Cooper (3B) batting 8th
t9 4-8 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR C. Paquette P. Assenmacher 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 8.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • 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.

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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.

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