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NYY
@BAL
4
7
BOS
@CHW
2
3
KCR
@CLE
7
6
 
(10)
MIN
@DET
2
3
TOR
@TBD
7
8
ANA
@TEX
8
5
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@CHC
5
6
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@CIN
13
2
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@PHI
1
2
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@SFG
4
3
 
(12)
Monday, June 15, 1998, 7:07
, Jacobs Field
Attendance: 43,246, Time of Game: 3:26
Royals
7
26-41
 Won 2 
4th, 12½ GB
at Indians
6
38-28
 Lost 4 
1st
L: Jose Mesa (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Royals          0  1  0   1  2  1   0  0  0   2    7 13  0
Indians         0  0  1   0  1  0   0  0  3   1    6 16  2

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 1 3 0 0 0 5 .292 .350 .442 .792 19 13 0.105 0.67 0.147 -0.042 0.8 2 0 2·2B,CS
Jose Offerman 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .294 .391 .427 .819 31 18 -0.121 0.67 0.002 -0.124 -1.6 4 2 CS
Hal Morris DH 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .337 .380 .444 .824 16 8 0.028 1.22 0.089 -0.061 -0.2 IW
Jeff King 1B 5 2 2 3 0 1 5 .271 .332 .462 .794 15 11 0.425 1.64 0.459 -0.034 2.5 7 0 HR
Dean Palmer 3B 4 1 3 1 1 1 5 .281 .331 .521 .851 22 11 0.197 0.89 0.203 -0.006 2.5 1 4
Larry Sutton LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 5 .235 .324 .345 .668 18 11 -0.042 1.01 0.083 -0.125 -1.6 2 0 2B,SF,SH,GDP
Jermaine Dye RF 4 0 0 1 0 1 5 .237 .282 .322 .604 16 9 -0.078 0.83 0.000 -0.078 -1.3 5 0 SF
Luis Rivera SS 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .238 .304 .286 .590 15 9 -0.047 0.67 0.034 -0.081 -0.7 1 3 2B
Sal Fasano C 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .163 .240 .221 .461 15 10 0.080 0.76 0.108 -0.028 0.7 8 0
Tim Belcher P 0 0
   Brian Bevil P 0 0
   Jeff Montgomery P 0 0
   Matt Whisenant P 0 0
Team Totals 39 7 13 7 2 5 44 .333 .349 .513 .862 167 100 0.547 0.92 1.125 -0.579 1.2 30 9
2B: L Sutton (6, off D Burba); J Damon 2 (15, 2 off D Burba); L Rivera (1, off D Burba).
HR: J King (12, off J Mesa, 10th inn, 1 on, 0 outs).
SF: J Dye (4, off D Burba); L Sutton (3, off D Burba).
SH: L Sutton (3, off J Mesa).
IBB: H Morris (5, by D Burba).
TB: J Damon 5; J King 5; D Palmer 3; L Rivera 2; L Sutton 2; S Fasano; H Morris; J Offerman.
GIDP: L Sutton (1).
RBI: J King 3 (51); J Dye (15); D Palmer (42); S Fasano (7); L Sutton (18).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. L Rivera-J Offerman-J King; D Palmer-J King.
Baserunning
CS: J Damon (9, 2nd base by M Jackson/P Borders); J Offerman (4, 2nd base by M Jackson/P Borders).

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 3 2 0 2 0 6 .278 .367 .408 .775 24 11 0.173 1.20 0.228 -0.055 1.2 4 0
Omar Vizquel SS 5 1 4 1 1 1 6 .298 .369 .391 .760 27 20 0.460 1.59 0.481 -0.021 3.3 3 3 2B
Manny Ramirez RF 6 1 1 2 0 0 6 .296 .366 .507 .873 15 12 -0.487 2.37 0.016 -0.503 -2.7 2 0 2·GDP
Jim Thome 1B 4 0 2 1 1 1 5 .326 .427 .649 1.076 21 11 0.164 1.29 0.215 -0.052 0.9 10 0
   Shawon Dunston PR-2B 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .211 .242 .366 .608 4 2 -0.177 6.13 0.000 -0.177 -0.4 0 0
Travis Fryman 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .265 .323 .453 .776 16 12 -0.053 2.00 0.124 -0.177 0.1 2 3
David Justice LF 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .291 .360 .510 .870 20 14 0.082 1.90 0.179 -0.098 0.0 1 0
Geronimo Berroa DH 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .189 .283 .283 .566 17 8 -0.122 1.43 0.014 -0.136 -0.9
   Sandy Alomar PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .272 .312 .403 .715 5 2 0.431 7.10 0.431 0.000 1.7
Pat Borders C 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .233 .273 .288 .560 15 11 -0.194 1.86 0.045 -0.239 -1.1 6 2 2B
David Bell 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .288 .318 .425 .743 12 11 -0.099 1.18 0.000 -0.099 -1.0 0 3
   Mark Whiten PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .268 .369 .429 .798 6 4 -0.075 2.35 0.000 -0.075 -0.7
   Jeff Branson 2B-1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .176 .200 .235 .435 7 4 -0.055 2.05 0.000 -0.055 -0.3 2 0
Dave Burba P 0 0
   Alvin Morman P 0 1
   Eric Plunk P 0 0
   Michael Jackson P 0 0
   Jose Mesa P 0 0
Team Totals 44 6 16 6 5 8 49 .364 .429 .409 .838 189 122 0.048 1.89 1.733 -1.687 0.2 30 12
2B: P Borders (4, off T Belcher); O Vizquel (15, off M Whisenant).
TB: O Vizquel 5; P Borders 3; K Lofton 2; T Fryman 2; J Thome 2; D Justice 2; M Ramirez; S Alomar.
GIDP: M Ramirez 2 (11).
RBI: M Ramirez 2 (41); S Alomar 2 (27); J Thome (56); O Vizquel (26).
2-out RBI: S Alomar 2; J Thome.
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 4 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 1. O Vizquel-J Thome.
PB: P Borders (3).
E: D Bell (5); T Fryman (7).

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 7 8 2 2 4 6 0 3.99 31 117 76 47 7 22 9 12 5 0 55 0.231 1.09 2.1
Brian Bevil, H (2) 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 5.34 5 26 17 10 2 5 1 3 3 0 0 0 0.062 2.41 0.6
Jeff Montgomery, BS (3), W (1-3) 1 5 3 3 0 0 0 8.10 8 28 20 15 1 4 4 4 2 0 0 0 -0.449 3.73 -2.4
Matt Whisenant, S (1) 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 5.63 5 18 9 5 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.109 3.44 -0.4
Team Totals 10 16 6 6 5 8 0 5.40 49 189 122 77 11 34 16 20 10 0 55 0 0 -0.047 1.89 -0.2

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
Dave Burba 5.2 9 5 3 1 1 0 3.63 28 104 62 44 3 15 14 12 5 0 35 -0.234 1.13 -1.9
Alvin Morman 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.52 2 6 4 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.032 0.56 0.6
Eric Plunk 1.2 0 0 0 0 3 0 4.23 5 23 14 7 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.035 0.26 0.9
Michael Jackson 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.42 3 17 10 4 2 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.011 0.15 0.6
Jose Mesa, L (3-3) 1 2 2 2 1 0 1 4.20 6 22 12 9 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 -0.391 1.20 -1.4
Team Totals 10 13 7 5 2 5 1 4.50 44 172 102 67 9 26 21 16 6 0 35 1 0 -0.547 0.92 -1.2
Balks: T Belcher (1).
WP: B Bevil (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: D Burba (2; H Morris).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dale Scott, 1B - Mike Everitt, 2B - Rocky Roe, 3B - Durwood Merrill.
Time of Game: 3:26.
Attendance: 43,246.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 71° F, Wind 5mph in from Centerfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Cleveland Indians
1 Johnny Damon CF 1 Kenny Lofton CF
2 Jose Offerman 2B 2 Omar Vizquel SS
3 Hal Morris DH 3 Manny Ramirez RF
4 Jeff King 1B 4 Jim Thome 1B
5 Dean Palmer 3B 5 Travis Fryman 3B
6 Larry Sutton LF 6 David Justice LF
7 Jermaine Dye RF 7 Geronimo Berroa DH
8 Luis Rivera SS 8 Pat Borders C
9 Sal Fasano C 9 David Bell 2B
Tim Belcher P Dave Burba P

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 3-5 2 123 5,(3-1)  RR CLE S. Alomar J. Montgomery -43% 38% Single to LF (Line Drive); Ramirez Scores; Dunston Scores; Justice to 2B
t10 5-5 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  RR KCR J. King J. Mesa 33% 91% Home Run (Fly Ball); Morris Scores
b10 5-7 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  CLE O. Vizquel M. Whisenant -19% 69% Double to 3B (Ground Ball); Lofton to 3B
b10 6-7 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O CLE S. Dunston M. Whisenant 18% 100% Flyball: CF
b10 5-7 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RO CLE M. Ramirez M. Whisenant 14% 82% Groundout: SS-1B; Lofton Scores; Vizquel to 3B

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' Dave Burba facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Damon D. Burba -2% 48% Bunt Groundout: C unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Offerman D. Burba -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR H. Morris D. Burba -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 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,(1-2)  O CLE K. Lofton T. Belcher 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  CLE O. Vizquel T. Belcher -2% 45% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez T. Belcher 3% 48% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CLE J. Thome T. Belcher 2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Dave Burba facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. King D. Burba -2% 48% Popfly: 3B
t2 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR D. Palmer D. Burba 3% 50% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR L. Sutton D. Burba 8% 58% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Palmer to 3B
t2 0-0 1 -23 2,(1-0)  RO KCR J. Dye D. Burba -1% 58% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Palmer Scores
t2 1-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR L. Rivera D. Burba -3% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE T. Fryman T. Belcher 3% 57% Lineout: SS
b2 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE D. Justice T. Belcher 2% 59% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE G. Berroa T. Belcher -1% 58% Walk
b2 0-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  CLE P. Borders T. Belcher -2% 56% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Berroa to 2B
b2 0-1 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O CLE D. Bell T. Belcher 5% 60% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Dave Burba facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR S. Fasano D. Burba -2% 58% Flyball: CF
t3 1-0 1 --- 10,(3-2)  KCR J. Damon D. Burba 4% 62% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line)
t3 1-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Offerman D. Burba -3% 59% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole); Damon to 3B
t3 1-0 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O KCR H. Morris D. Burba -4% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE K. Lofton T. Belcher -4% 51% Walk
b3 0-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  CLE O. Vizquel T. Belcher -6% 45% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Lofton to 2B
b3 0-1 0 12- 2,(0-1)  OO CLE M. Ramirez T. Belcher 13% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B; Vizquel to 2B
b3 0-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R CLE J. Thome T. Belcher -10% 47% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Vizquel Scores
b3 1-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  CLE T. Fryman T. Belcher -2% 45% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Thome to 2B
b3 1-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O CLE D. Justice T. Belcher 5% 50% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Dave Burba facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. King D. Burba 4% 54% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 1-1 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR D. Palmer D. Burba 10% 64% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); King to 3B
t4 1-1 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO KCR L. Sutton D. Burba -3% 61% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; King Scores
t4 2-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Dye D. Burba -3% 58% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
t4 2-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR L. Rivera D. Burba -3% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 7-8-9
b4 1-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE G. Berroa T. Belcher 3% 59% Strikeout Looking
b4 1-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE P. Borders T. Belcher 2% 61% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE D. Bell T. Belcher 2% 63% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Dave Burba facing 9-1-2
t5 2-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR S. Fasano D. Burba 4% 66% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t5 2-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Damon D. Burba 10% 77% Double to RF (Line Drive); Fasano to 3B
t5 2-1 0 -23 8,(3-2)  O KCR J. Offerman D. Burba -5% 72% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t5 2-1 1 -23 4,(3-0)  KCR H. Morris D. Burba 1% 72% Intentional Walk
t5 2-1 1 123 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. King D. Burba 8% 81% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball); Fasano Scores/unER; Damon to 3B; Morris to 2B
t5 3-1 1 123 2,(0-1)  R KCR D. Palmer D. Burba 6% 87% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Damon Scores/unER; Morris to 3B; King to 2B
t5 4-1 1 123 7,(3-2)  OO KCR L. Sutton D. Burba -9% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 1-2-3
b5 1-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE K. Lofton T. Belcher -4% 74% Single to C (Bunt to Short 3B Line)
b5 1-4 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  CLE O. Vizquel T. Belcher -2% 72% Balk; Lofton to 2B
b5 1-4 0 -2- 7,(1-2)  R CLE O. Vizquel T. Belcher -8% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive); Lofton Scores
b5 2-4 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO CLE M. Ramirez T. Belcher 11% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b5 2-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE J. Thome T. Belcher -2% 73% Walk
b5 2-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE T. Fryman T. Belcher 3% 76% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Indians' Dave Burba facing 7-8-9
t6 4-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Dye D. Burba -2% 74% Strikeout Looking
t6 4-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR L. Rivera D. Burba 3% 78% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t6 4-2 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  R KCR S. Fasano D. Burba 7% 85% Single to LF (Line Drive); Rivera Scores
t6 5-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Damon D. Burba -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B; Fasano to 2B
Alvin Morman replaces Dave Burba pitching
t6 5-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Offerman A. Morman -2% 82% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 6-7-8
b6 2-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CLE D. Justice T. Belcher 3% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b6 2-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE G. Berroa T. Belcher 2% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 2-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE P. Borders T. Belcher -2% 84% Double to CF (Line Drive)
b6 2-5 2 -2- 7,(0-2)  O CLE D. Bell T. Belcher 4% 88% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Indians 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Indians' Alvin Morman facing 3-4-5
t7 5-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR H. Morris A. Morman -1% 87% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
Eric Plunk replaces Alvin Morman pitching
t7 5-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. King E. Plunk -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Palmer E. Plunk -1% 85% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 1-2-3
b7 2-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CLE K. Lofton T. Belcher 3% 88% Flyball: CF
b7 2-5 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel T. Belcher 2% 91% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE M. Ramirez T. Belcher -2% 89% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b7 2-5 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O CLE J. Thome T. Belcher 3% 92% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Indians 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Indians' Eric Plunk facing 6-7-8
t8 5-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR L. Sutton E. Plunk -1% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
t8 5-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Dye E. Plunk -1% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t8 5-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR L. Rivera E. Plunk -0% 90% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Brian Bevil facing 5-6-7
Brian Bevil replaces Tim Belcher pitching
b8 2-5 0 --- 5,(1-2)  CLE T. Fryman B. Bevil -5% 84% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b8 2-5 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  CLE D. Justice B. Bevil -9% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive); Fryman to 2B
b8 2-5 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O CLE G. Berroa B. Bevil 8% 84% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-5 1 12- 2,(0-1)  CLE P. Borders B. Bevil -5% 79% Wild Pitch; Fryman to 3B; Justice to 2B
b8 2-5 1 -23 5,(2-2)  O CLE P. Borders B. Bevil 10% 88% Lineout: 2B
Mark Whiten pinch hits for David Bell (2B) batting 9th
b8 2-5 2 -23 6,(2-2)  O CLE M. Whiten B. Bevil 8% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Indians 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Indians' Michael Jackson facing 9-1-2
Michael Jackson replaces Eric Plunk pitching
Jeff Branson replaces Mark Whiten (PH) playing 2B batting 9th
t9 5-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR S. Fasano M. Jackson -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Damon M. Jackson 0% 96% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t9 5-2 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Offerman M. Jackson -1% 95% Damon Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t9 5-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR J. Offerman M. Jackson 0% 95% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t9 5-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR H. Morris M. Jackson -1% 95% Offerman Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Jeff Montgomery facing 1-2-3
Jeff Montgomery replaces Brian Bevil pitching
b9 2-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE K. Lofton J. Montgomery -5% 90% Single to 3B (Bunt to Short 3B Line)
b9 2-5 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  CLE O. Vizquel J. Montgomery -12% 78% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Lofton to 3B
b9 2-5 0 1-3 3,(0-2)  RO CLE M. Ramirez J. Montgomery 10% 88% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Lofton Scores
b9 3-5 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  CLE J. Thome J. Montgomery -10% 78% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Ramirez to 2B
b9 3-5 1 12- 6,(2-2)  O CLE T. Fryman J. Montgomery 12% 90% Flyball: RF
Shawon Dunston pinch runs for Jim Thome (1B) batting 4th
b9 3-5 2 12- 3,(0-2)  CLE D. Justice J. Montgomery -9% 81% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Ramirez to 3B; Dunston to 2B
Sandy Alomar pinch hits for Geronimo Berroa (DH) batting 7th
b9 3-5 2 123 5,(3-1)  RR CLE S. Alomar J. Montgomery -43% 38% Single to LF (Line Drive); Ramirez Scores; Dunston Scores; Justice to 2B
b9 5-5 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O CLE P. Borders J. Montgomery 12% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Indians 5.
Top of the 10th, Royals Batting, Tied 5-5, Indians' Jose Mesa facing 3-4-5
Jose Mesa replaces Michael Jackson pitching
Jeff Branson moves from 2B to 1B
Shawon Dunston moves from PR to 2B
t10 5-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR H. Morris J. Mesa 8% 58% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t10 5-5 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  RR KCR J. King J. Mesa 33% 91% Home Run (Fly Ball); Morris Scores
t10 7-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR D. Palmer J. Mesa 1% 93% Walk
t10 7-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR L. Sutton J. Mesa -1% 92% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Palmer to 2B
t10 7-5 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Dye J. Mesa -1% 91% Flyball: RF
t10 7-5 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  KCR L. Rivera J. Mesa 0% 91% Passed Ball; Palmer to 3B
t10 7-5 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O KCR L. Rivera J. Mesa -2% 89% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Indians 5.
Bottom of the 10th, Indians Batting, Behind 5-7, Royals' Matt Whisenant facing 9-1-2
Matt Whisenant replaces Jeff Montgomery pitching
b10 5-7 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CLE J. Branson M. Whisenant 5% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b10 5-7 1 --- 4,(3-0)  CLE K. Lofton M. Whisenant -7% 88% Walk
b10 5-7 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  CLE O. Vizquel M. Whisenant -19% 69% Double to 3B (Ground Ball); Lofton to 3B
b10 5-7 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RO CLE M. Ramirez M. Whisenant 14% 82% Groundout: SS-1B; Lofton Scores; Vizquel to 3B
b10 6-7 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O CLE S. Dunston M. Whisenant 18% 100% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Indians 6.

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