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Sunday, September 20, 1998, 1:07
, Jacobs Field
Attendance: 43,082, Time of Game: 3:03
Royals
3
71-83
 Lost 1 
3rd, 16 GB
at Indians
5
87-67
 Won 1 
1st
W: Bartolo Colon (14-8)
L: Pat Rapp (12-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  1   1  1  0    3 12  1
Indians         0  1  0   2  1  0   0  1  X    5  8  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Carlos Beltran CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 .214 .647 13 9 -0.204 1.77 0.044 -0.247 -1.3 3 0
Carlos Febles 2B 5 1 1 0 0 1 .333 .667 19 10 -0.181 1.76 0.022 -0.203 -1.1 3 1
Johnny Damon RF 4 0 2 1 1 1 .279 .780 23 14 0.122 1.24 0.183 -0.061 1.1 2 0
Dean Palmer 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 .279 .846 19 14 0.018 1.68 0.145 -0.127 -0.4 0 2 HBP
Jeremy Giambi LF 4 1 1 1 1 2 .268 .880 23 15 -0.225 1.71 0.090 -0.315 -0.6 1 1 HR,GDP
Terry Pendleton DH 3 0 2 0 1 0 .262 .647 15 9 0.150 1.31 0.172 -0.021 1.2 2B
   Dee Brown PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Jose Offerman PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .312 .834 3 1 -0.042 1.43 0.000 -0.042 -0.4
Hal Morris 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .313 .741 9 9 -0.033 1.91 0.104 -0.137 -0.7 5 1
Mike Sweeney C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .732 9 5 -0.146 2.00 0.000 -0.146 -1.3 8 0 SH
Mendy Lopez SS 3 0 2 0 0 1 .250 .630 9 7 0.045 0.98 0.075 -0.031 0.4 2 3 SB
   Larry Sutton PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 .248 .671 4 2 0.122 3.14 0.122 0.000 0.8
   Shane Halter PR-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .572 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Pat Rapp P 0 0
   Allen McDill P 0 0
   Jeff Suppan P 0 0
Team Totals 37 3 12 3 3 9 .324 .823 146 95 -0.374 1.64 0.957 -1.330 -2.2 24 9
2B: T Pendleton (10, off B Colon).
HR: J Giambi (2, off B Colon; 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
SH: M Sweeney (2, off S Karsay).
HBP: D Palmer (6, by M Jackson).
TB: J Giambi 4; T Pendleton 3; J Damon 2; M Lopez 2; C Beltran; C Febles; H Morris; D Palmer; L Sutton.
GIDP: J Giambi (2).
RBI: J Damon (62); J Giambi (6); L Sutton (42).
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 3 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Palmer-C Febles-H Morris.
E: M Lopez (12).
Outfield Assists: J Giambi (M Ramirez at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: M Lopez (5, 2nd base off B Colon/E Diaz).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joey Cora 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .280 .740 16 8 -0.026 0.73 0.034 -0.059 -0.5 2 3
Omar Vizquel SS 4 1 3 0 0 0 .286 .721 12 9 0.142 0.71 0.147 -0.005 2.0 2 2 SB
David Justice DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 .279 .828 13 10 -0.095 0.92 0.000 -0.095 -1.6
Manny Ramirez RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 .301 .997 19 9 -0.142 0.99 0.007 -0.149 -1.5 1 0 GDP
Jim Thome 1B 3 1 1 0 1 2 .305 1.032 22 11 0.025 0.94 0.069 -0.044 0.5 8 0
Travis Fryman 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 .285 .845 14 9 -0.023 0.92 0.075 -0.098 -0.6 0 3 HR
Brian Giles LF 2 1 1 1 2 1 .275 .884 24 12 0.098 0.85 0.105 -0.008 1.4 4 0 2B
Mark Whiten CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .281 .790 21 13 0.001 1.02 0.057 -0.057 -0.7 1 0
Einar Diaz C 4 1 1 3 0 0 .250 .744 17 11 0.148 1.06 0.162 -0.014 1.2 9 0 HR
Bartolo Colon P 0 1
   Steve Karsay P 0 1
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 0
   Michael Jackson P 0 0
Team Totals 30 5 8 5 6 8 .267 .889 158 92 0.128 0.90 0.656 -0.529 0.3 27 10
2B: B Giles (18, off P Rapp).
HR: T Fryman (28, off J Suppan; 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF); E Diaz (2, off P Rapp; 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF).
TB: E Diaz 4; T Fryman 4; O Vizquel 3; B Giles 2; J Thome; M Ramirez.
GIDP: M Ramirez (18).
RBI: E Diaz 3 (7); B Giles (65); T Fryman (95).
2-out RBI: E Diaz 2; B Giles.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Cora-O Vizquel-J Thome.
E: J Cora (20).
Baserunning
SB: O Vizquel (36, 2nd base off P Rapp/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
Pat Rapp, L (12-13) 4.2 6 4 4 5 5 1 5.30 24 114 63 35 8 20 7 7 2 0 36 -0.096 1.10 -0.9
Allen McDill 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.91 2 10 5 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 -0.025 1.02 -0.2
Jeff Suppan 3 2 1 1 0 3 1 6.19 10 34 24 11 5 8 1 6 1 0 0 0 -0.005 0.32 0.7
Team Totals 8 8 5 5 6 8 2 5.62 36 158 92 50 13 29 9 13 3 0 36 3 1 -0.126 0.90 -0.3

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
Bartolo Colon, W (14-8) 7 9 2 1 2 9 1 3.66 32 109 76 47 11 18 12 9 4 0 60 0.278 1.23 2.1
Steve Karsay, H (2) 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 5.87 6 20 11 9 1 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0.010 3.22 -0.4
Paul Assenmacher 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.40 1 6 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.091 1.64 -0.6
Michael Jackson, S (40) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.60 3 11 6 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.177 2.85 1.2
Team Totals 9 12 3 2 3 9 1 2.00 42 146 95 61 13 21 19 10 4 0 60 1 0 0.374 1.64 2.2
P Assenmacher faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: P Rapp 2 (14).
HBP: M Jackson (4; D Palmer).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim McClelland, 1B - John Hirschbeck, 2B - Rich Garcia, 3B - Mike Reilly.
Time of Game: 3:03.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 82° F, Wind 13mph from Left to Right, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Cleveland Indians
1 Carlos Beltran CF 1 Joey Cora 2B
2 Carlos Febles 2B 2 Omar Vizquel SS
3 Johnny Damon RF 3 David Justice DH
4 Dean Palmer 3B 4 Manny Ramirez RF
5 Jeremy Giambi LF 5 Jim Thome 1B
6 Terry Pendleton DH 6 Travis Fryman 3B
7 Hal Morris 1B 7 Brian Giles LF
8 Mike Sweeney C 8 Mark Whiten CF
9 Mendy Lopez SS 9 Einar Diaz C
Pat Rapp P Bartolo Colon P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 3-5 0 12- 7,(2-2)  OO KCR J. Giambi M. Jackson 24% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Damon to 3B
b4 1-0 2 --3 9,(3-2)  RR CLE E. Diaz P. Rapp 16% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Giles Scores
t8 3-4 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  O KCR C. Beltran S. Karsay 15% 73% Popfly: LF (Deep SS-3B Hole)
t8 3-4 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  O KCR C. Febles S. Karsay 12% 86% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
t8 2-4 1 -23 4,(2-1)  R KCR L. Sutton S. Karsay -12% 58% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Brown Scores; Morris 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' Bartolo Colon facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR C. Beltran B. Colon 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR C. Febles B. Colon 2% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Damon B. Colon 1% 55% 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' Pat Rapp facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE J. Cora P. Rapp 3% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  CLE O. Vizquel P. Rapp 5% 64% Single to 3B (Line Drive); Cora to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O CLE D. Justice P. Rapp -5% 59% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 12- 3,(2-0)  OO CLE M. Ramirez P. Rapp -9% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Bartolo Colon facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR D. Palmer B. Colon -4% 46% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Giambi B. Colon 4% 50% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Pendleton B. Colon 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B); Palmer to 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR H. Morris B. Colon 3% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Pat Rapp facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  CLE J. Thome P. Rapp 4% 59% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  CLE T. Fryman P. Rapp 2% 61% Wild Pitch; Thome to 2B
b2 0-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O CLE T. Fryman P. Rapp -4% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 -2- 9,(3-2)  CLE B. Giles P. Rapp 2% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 1 12- 6,(3-2)  CLE M. Whiten P. Rapp 6% 65% Walk; Thome to 3B; Giles to 2B
b2 0-0 1 123 3,(1-1)  RO CLE E. Diaz P. Rapp 0% 65% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 2B-1B); Thome Scores; Giles to 3B
b2 1-0 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Cora P. Rapp -5% 60% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Bartolo Colon facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney B. Colon 3% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR M. Lopez B. Colon -3% 60% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
t3 0-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Beltran B. Colon 3% 64% Flyball: LF
t3 0-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR C. Febles B. Colon -2% 61% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Lopez to 2B
t3 0-1 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Damon B. Colon 5% 66% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Pat Rapp facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE O. Vizquel P. Rapp 5% 72% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Vizquel to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw)
b3 1-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CLE D. Justice P. Rapp -1% 70% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line); Vizquel to 3B
b3 1-0 1 --3 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez P. Rapp -5% 65% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-0 2 --3 7,(3-2)  O CLE J. Thome P. Rapp -4% 61% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Bartolo Colon facing 4-5-6
t4 0-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR D. Palmer B. Colon 3% 64% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Giambi B. Colon -3% 61% Walk
t4 0-1 1 1-- 9,(3-2)  KCR T. Pendleton B. Colon -4% 57% Walk; Giambi to 2B
t4 0-1 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR H. Morris B. Colon 6% 62% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney B. Colon 5% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Pat Rapp facing 6-7-8
b4 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE T. Fryman P. Rapp -2% 66% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
b4 1-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE B. Giles P. Rapp 4% 70% Double to 1B (Line Drive to Deep 1B)
b4 1-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. Whiten P. Rapp -3% 67% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Giles to 3B
b4 1-0 2 --3 9,(3-2)  RR CLE E. Diaz P. Rapp 16% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Giles Scores
b4 3-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE J. Cora P. Rapp -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Bartolo Colon facing 9-1-2
t5 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Lopez B. Colon -4% 78% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t5 0-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Beltran B. Colon 4% 82% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
t5 0-3 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR C. Febles B. Colon 2% 84% Strikeout Swinging, Lopez Steals 2B
t5 0-3 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  KCR J. Damon B. Colon -2% 82% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B); Lopez to 3B
t5 0-3 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. Palmer B. Colon 5% 87% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Pat Rapp facing 2-3-4
b5 3-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CLE O. Vizquel P. Rapp 2% 89% Single to CF (Pop Fly)
b5 3-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE D. Justice P. Rapp 1% 90% Vizquel Steals 2B
b5 3-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CLE D. Justice P. Rapp -2% 88% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  CLE M. Ramirez P. Rapp 1% 89% Walk
b5 3-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  CLE J. Thome P. Rapp 1% 90% Wild Pitch; Vizquel to 3B
b5 3-0 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  CLE J. Thome P. Rapp 1% 91% Walk; Ramirez to 2B
b5 3-0 1 123 5,(2-2)  O CLE T. Fryman P. Rapp -3% 88% Strikeout Swinging
Allen McDill replaces Pat Rapp pitching
b5 3-0 2 123 6,(3-2)  R CLE B. Giles A. McDill 5% 93% Walk; Vizquel Scores; Ramirez to 3B; Thome to 2B
b5 4-0 2 123 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Whiten A. McDill -2% 91% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 4.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Indians' Bartolo Colon facing 5-6-7
t6 0-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R KCR J. Giambi B. Colon -6% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t6 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR T. Pendleton B. Colon -6% 79% Double to 3B (Line Drive to Deep 3B)
t6 1-4 0 -2- 4,(0-2)  O KCR H. Morris B. Colon 5% 83% Flyball: LF
t6 1-4 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney B. Colon 4% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t6 1-4 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Lopez B. Colon 3% 90% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Jeff Suppan facing 9-1-2
Jeff Suppan replaces Allen McDill pitching
b6 4-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE E. Diaz J. Suppan -1% 89% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b6 4-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE J. Cora J. Suppan -1% 88% Lineout: SS
b6 4-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE O. Vizquel J. Suppan -1% 88% Popfly: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 4.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Bartolo Colon facing 1-2-3
t7 1-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR C. Beltran B. Colon -4% 84% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t7 1-4 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR C. Febles B. Colon 3% 87% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Febles to 2B/Adv on E4 (throw)
t7 1-4 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  R KCR J. Damon B. Colon -7% 79% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole); Febles Scores/unER
t7 2-4 1 1-- 6,(1-2)  O KCR D. Palmer B. Colon 5% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-4 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Giambi B. Colon 4% 88% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Jeff Suppan facing 3-4-5
b7 4-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE D. Justice J. Suppan -1% 86% Flyball: CF
b7 4-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez J. Suppan -1% 85% Single to LF (Pop Fly to Short LF-CF); Ramirez out at 2B/LF-2B
b7 4-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE J. Thome J. Suppan -1% 85% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Indians' Steve Karsay facing 6-7-8
Steve Karsay replaces Bartolo Colon pitching
t8 2-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR T. Pendleton S. Karsay -7% 78% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t8 2-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR H. Morris S. Karsay -10% 68% Single to P (Bunt); Pendleton to 2B
Dee Brown pinch runs for Terry Pendleton (DH) batting 6th
t8 2-4 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Sweeney S. Karsay 3% 70% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Brown to 3B; Morris to 2B
Larry Sutton pinch hits for Mendy Lopez (SS) batting 9th
t8 2-4 1 -23 4,(2-1)  R KCR L. Sutton S. Karsay -12% 58% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Brown Scores; Morris to 3B
Shane Halter pinch runs for Larry Sutton (PH) batting 9th
t8 3-4 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  O KCR C. Beltran S. Karsay 15% 73% Popfly: LF (Deep SS-3B Hole)
t8 3-4 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  O KCR C. Febles S. Karsay 12% 86% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Jeff Suppan facing 6-7-8
Shane Halter moves from PR to SS
b8 4-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R CLE T. Fryman J. Suppan 7% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b8 5-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE B. Giles J. Suppan -1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b8 5-3 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O CLE M. Whiten J. Suppan -1% 92% Strikeout Looking
b8 5-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE E. Diaz J. Suppan -0% 91% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Indians 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Indians' Paul Assenmacher facing 3-4-5
Paul Assenmacher replaces Steve Karsay pitching
t9 3-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Damon P. Assenmacher -9% 82% Walk; Damon to 2B
Michael Jackson replaces Paul Assenmacher pitching
t9 3-5 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. Palmer M. Jackson -11% 71% Hit By Pitch
t9 3-5 0 12- 7,(2-2)  OO KCR J. Giambi M. Jackson 24% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Damon to 3B
Jose Offerman pinch hits for Dee Brown (DH) batting 6th
t9 3-5 2 --3 3,(2-0)  O KCR J. Offerman M. Jackson 4% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Indians 5.

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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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