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Standings
MIN
@CAL
3
12
TOR
@CHW
4
1
NYY
@CLE
3
15
KCR
@DET
8
4
BAL
@MIL
8
9
 
(12)
SEA
@OAK
3
9
BOS
@TEX
8
6
SDP
@ATL
7
12
LAD
@CIN
4
10
SFG
@HOU
4
5
STL
@MON
5
10
PHI
@NYM
3
5
CHC
@PIT
3
2
 
(11)
Tuesday, August 4, 1987,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 23,330, Time of Game: 2:39
Royals
8
53-53
 Won 4 
4th, 3 GB
at Tigers
4
59-44
 Lost 3 
3rd, 3 GB
W: Danny Jackson (5-13)
L: Dan Petry (6-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  1  1   1  5  0   0  0  0    8 12  1
Tigers          2  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    4  7  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lonnie Smith LF 5 1 2 1 0 2 5 .278 .316 .407 .723 0.054 0.79 0.147 -0.094 0.0 2 0 HR,CS
Kevin Seitzer 3B 5 1 4 0 0 0 5 .330 .400 .481 .881 0.050 0.52 0.075 -0.026 1.0 2 3 2B
George Brett 1B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .299 .396 .478 .874 0.058 0.83 0.107 -0.049 -0.2 9 0 SB,GDP
Danny Tartabull RF 3 1 1 1 2 2 5 .298 .374 .465 .839 0.002 0.85 0.080 -0.078 0.2 0 0 CS
Bo Jackson CF 4 2 1 1 0 1 5 .256 .319 .483 .802 0.113 1.04 0.161 -0.048 0.7 3 0 HBP
Frank White 2B 3 1 0 0 0 1 4 .231 .302 .357 .659 0.094 0.94 0.125 -0.031 1.5 4 2 HBP
Steve Balboni DH 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .220 .285 .417 .702 0.097 0.81 0.157 -0.061 1.2 HR
Ross Jones SS 3 0 0 2 0 0 4 .214 .316 .286 .602 -0.023 0.72 0.006 -0.029 -0.4 2 3 SF
Larry Owen C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .194 .263 .306 .569 -0.056 0.51 0.000 -0.056 -0.8 5 1
Danny Jackson P 0 2
Team Totals 36 8 12 7 2 8 41 .333 .390 .528 .918 0.389 0.78 0.858 -0.472 3.2 27 11
2B: K Seitzer (26, off D Petry).
HR: L Smith (2, off D Petry, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); S Balboni (14, off D Petry, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: R Jones (2, off D Petry).
HBP: B Jackson (5, by D Petry); F White (1, by D Petry).
TB: S Balboni 5; K Seitzer 5; L Smith 5; G Brett 2; B Jackson; D Tartabull.
GIDP: G Brett (6).
RBI: S Balboni 2 (37); R Jones 2 (3); L Smith (4); D Tartabull (51); B Jackson (49).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Owen-G Brett.
E: R Jones (2).
Baserunning
SB: G Brett (2, 2nd base off D Petry/M Heath).
CS: L Smith (1, 2nd base by D Petry/M Heath); D Tartabull (3, 2nd base by M Henneman/M Heath).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Whitaker 2B 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .267 .345 .426 .771 -0.032 0.70 0.035 -0.066 -0.6 3 4
Bill Madlock DH 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .264 .340 .464 .804 0.084 0.63 0.115 -0.032 1.0 2B
Kirk Gibson LF 3 0 2 2 0 1 4 .286 .364 .518 .883 0.044 0.73 0.056 -0.012 1.1 3 0 2B,SF
Alan Trammell SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .324 .375 .501 .876 -0.131 1.09 0.000 -0.131 -1.7 3 3
Larry Herndon RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .316 .366 .507 .873 0.152 0.90 0.174 -0.022 2.7 3 0 3B
Chet Lemon CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .263 .373 .477 .850 -0.075 0.94 0.017 -0.091 -1.1 0 0
Darrell Evans 1B 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .255 .374 .516 .890 0.010 0.87 0.057 -0.047 -0.2 7 0
Mike Heath C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .286 .341 .457 .798 -0.136 1.10 0.000 -0.136 -1.6 8 3
Darnell Coles 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .181 .263 .309 .572 -0.028 0.54 0.017 -0.045 -0.3 0 2
Dan Petry P 0 0
   Mike Henneman P 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 7 3 4 5 38 .212 .289 .333 .623 -0.112 0.83 0.471 -0.582 -0.8 27 12
2B: B Madlock (5, off D Jackson); K Gibson (18, off D Jackson).
3B: L Herndon (2, off D Jackson).
SF: K Gibson (3, off D Jackson).
TB: L Herndon 4; K Gibson 3; B Madlock 3; D Coles.
RBI: K Gibson 2 (54); L Herndon (31).
2-out RBI: L Herndon.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Whitaker-A Trammell-D Evans.
PB: M Heath (5).
E: D Coles (17).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: M Heath (1st base by L Owen).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Danny Jackson, W (5-13) 9 7 4 3 4 5 0 4.04 38 60 0.111 0.83 0.8
Team Totals 9 7 4 3 4 5 0 3.00 38 60 0.111 0.83 0.8

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dan Petry, L (6-5) 4.1 9 7 5 0 3 2 6.19 23 24 -0.331 1.17 -3.3
Mike Henneman 4.2 3 1 0 2 5 0 2.15 18 2 2 -0.058 0.26 0.1
Team Totals 9 12 8 5 2 8 2 5.00 41 24 2 2 -0.389 0.78 -3.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Petry 2 (7; B Jackson, F White).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Larry McCoy, 2B - Drew Coble, 3B - Dale Scott.
Time of Game: 2:39.
Attendance: 23,330.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Detroit Tigers
1 Lonnie Smith LF 1 Lou Whitaker 2B
2 Kevin Seitzer 3B 2 Bill Madlock DH
3 George Brett 1B 3 Kirk Gibson LF
4 Danny Tartabull RF 4 Alan Trammell SS
5 Bo Jackson CF 5 Larry Herndon RF
6 Frank White 2B 6 Chet Lemon CF
7 Steve Balboni DH 7 Darrell Evans 1B
8 Ross Jones SS 8 Mike Heath C
9 Larry Owen C 9 Darnell Coles 3B
Danny Jackson P Dan Petry P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 2-2 1 --- R KCR S. Balboni D. Petry 13% 60% Home Run
t3 1-2 0 --- R KCR L. Smith D. Petry 11% 50% Home Run
b1 0-0 0 1-- DET B. Madlock D. Jackson -10% 32% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Whitaker to 3B
b1 1-0 2 --3 R DET L. Herndon D. Jackson -8% 29% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Madlock Scores
t5 4-2 1 12- R KCR B. Jackson D. Petry 8% 85% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Brett Scores; Tartabull to 2B

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, Tigers' Dan Petry facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR L. Smith D. Petry -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- KCR K. Seitzer D. Petry 4% 52% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t1 0-0 1 -2- O KCR G. Brett D. Petry -3% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B; Seitzer to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 O KCR D. Tartabull D. Petry -4% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- DET L. Whitaker D. Jackson -3% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- DET B. Madlock D. Jackson -10% 32% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Whitaker to 3B
b1 0-0 0 -23 RO DET K. Gibson D. Jackson -0% 32% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Whitaker Scores; Madlock to 3B
b1 1-0 1 --3 O DET A. Trammell D. Jackson 5% 37% Strikeout
b1 1-0 2 --3 R DET L. Herndon D. Jackson -8% 29% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Madlock Scores
b1 2-0 2 1-- O DET C. Lemon D. Jackson 2% 31% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 2.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Dan Petry facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- KCR B. Jackson D. Petry 4% 34% Hit By Pitch
t2 0-2 0 1-- KCR F. White D. Petry 6% 40% Hit By Pitch; Jackson to 2B
t2 0-2 0 12- KCR S. Balboni D. Petry 5% 45% Passed Ball; Jackson to 3B; White to 2B
t2 0-2 0 -23 O KCR S. Balboni D. Petry -6% 39% Flyball: SS
t2 0-2 1 -23 RO KCR R. Jones D. Petry -1% 38% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Jackson Scores/unER; White to 3B
t2 1-2 2 --3 O KCR L. Owen D. Petry -4% 34% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 7-8-9
b2 2-1 0 --- DET D. Evans D. Jackson -3% 31% Walk
b2 2-1 0 1-- O DET M. Heath D. Jackson 3% 34% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 2-1 1 1-- OO DET D. Coles D. Jackson 5% 39% Double Play: Strikeout, Heath Picked off 1B (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Dan Petry facing 1-2-3
t3 1-2 0 --- R KCR L. Smith D. Petry 11% 50% Home Run
t3 2-2 0 --- O KCR K. Seitzer D. Petry -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t3 2-2 1 --- KCR G. Brett D. Petry 3% 50% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t3 2-2 1 1-- O KCR D. Tartabull D. Petry -2% 48% Strikeout, Brett Steals 2B
t3 2-2 2 -2- O KCR B. Jackson D. Petry -4% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 1-2-3
b3 2-2 0 --- O DET L. Whitaker D. Jackson 3% 47% Flyball: LF
b3 2-2 1 --- O DET B. Madlock D. Jackson 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 2-2 2 --- O DET K. Gibson D. Jackson 1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' Dan Petry facing 6-7-8
t4 2-2 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Petry -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t4 2-2 1 --- R KCR S. Balboni D. Petry 13% 60% Home Run
t4 3-2 1 --- O KCR R. Jones D. Petry -2% 58% Bunt Groundout: C-1B
t4 3-2 2 --- O KCR L. Owen D. Petry -1% 57% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 4-5-6
b4 2-3 0 --- O DET A. Trammell D. Jackson 3% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 2-3 1 --- O DET L. Herndon D. Jackson 2% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-3 2 --- DET C. Lemon D. Jackson -2% 60% Walk
b4 2-3 2 1-- DET D. Evans D. Jackson -3% 58% Walk; Lemon to 2B
b4 2-3 2 12- O DET M. Heath D. Jackson 6% 64% Flyball: 3B/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Dan Petry facing 1-2-3
t5 3-2 0 --- KCR L. Smith D. Petry 4% 67% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF)
t5 3-2 0 1-- O KCR K. Seitzer D. Petry -6% 61% Smith Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t5 3-2 1 --- KCR K. Seitzer D. Petry 3% 64% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t5 3-2 1 1-- KCR G. Brett D. Petry 7% 71% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Seitzer to 3B
t5 3-2 1 1-3 R KCR D. Tartabull D. Petry 7% 78% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); Seitzer Scores; Brett to 2B
t5 4-2 1 12- R KCR B. Jackson D. Petry 8% 85% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Brett Scores; Tartabull to 2B
Mike Henneman replaces Dan Petry pitching
t5 5-2 1 12- R KCR F. White M. Henneman 7% 92% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Tartabull Scores/No RBI; Jackson to 3B; White to 1B
t5 6-2 1 1-3 R KCR S. Balboni M. Henneman 3% 95% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Jackson Scores/unER; White to 3B
t5 7-2 1 1-3 RO KCR R. Jones M. Henneman 1% 96% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; White Scores/unER
t5 8-2 2 1-- O KCR L. Owen M. Henneman -0% 95% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
5 runs, 6 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-8, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 9-1-2
b5 2-8 0 --- DET D. Coles D. Jackson -2% 94% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b5 2-8 0 1-- O DET L. Whitaker D. Jackson 2% 95% Flyball: CF
b5 2-8 1 1-- DET B. Madlock D. Jackson -2% 93% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Coles to 2B
b5 2-8 1 12- R DET K. Gibson D. Jackson -4% 89% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); Coles Scores; Madlock to 2B
b5 3-8 1 12- O DET A. Trammell D. Jackson 3% 93% Flyball: 2B
b5 3-8 2 12- R DET L. Herndon D. Jackson -5% 88% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Madlock Scores/No RBI/unER; Gibson to 3B; Herndon to 1B
b5 4-8 2 1-3 O DET C. Lemon D. Jackson 4% 92% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 8, Tigers 4.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-4, Tigers' Mike Henneman facing 1-2-3
t6 8-4 0 --- O KCR L. Smith M. Henneman -1% 91% Strikeout
t6 8-4 1 --- KCR K. Seitzer M. Henneman 1% 92% Single to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line)
t6 8-4 1 1-- OO KCR G. Brett M. Henneman -2% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 4-8, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 7-8-9
b6 4-8 0 --- O DET D. Evans D. Jackson 2% 92% Strikeout
b6 4-8 1 --- O DET M. Heath D. Jackson 1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 4-8 2 --- O DET D. Coles D. Jackson 1% 94% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Tigers 4.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-4, Tigers' Mike Henneman facing 4-5-6
t7 8-4 0 --- KCR D. Tartabull M. Henneman 1% 95% Walk
t7 8-4 0 1-- O KCR B. Jackson M. Henneman -1% 94% Strikeout Looking
t7 8-4 1 1-- O KCR F. White M. Henneman -1% 93% Tartabull Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t7 8-4 2 --- O KCR F. White M. Henneman -0% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 4-8, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 1-2-3
b7 4-8 0 --- O DET L. Whitaker D. Jackson 2% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 4-8 1 --- O DET B. Madlock D. Jackson 1% 96% Flyball: 2B
b7 4-8 2 --- DET K. Gibson D. Jackson -1% 94% Double to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line)
b7 4-8 2 -2- O DET A. Trammell D. Jackson 2% 96% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Tigers 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-4, Tigers' Mike Henneman facing 7-8-9
t8 8-4 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni M. Henneman -0% 96% Flyball: LF
t8 8-4 1 --- O KCR R. Jones M. Henneman -0% 96% Flyball: LF
t8 8-4 2 --- O KCR L. Owen M. Henneman -0% 95% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 4-8, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 5-6-7
b8 4-8 0 --- DET L. Herndon D. Jackson -5% 91% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
b8 4-8 0 --3 O DET C. Lemon D. Jackson 3% 94% Strikeout
b8 4-8 1 --3 O DET D. Evans D. Jackson 3% 97% Flyball: 3B
b8 4-8 2 --3 O DET M. Heath D. Jackson 2% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Tigers 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-4, Tigers' Mike Henneman facing 1-2-3
t9 8-4 0 --- O KCR L. Smith M. Henneman -0% 98% Strikeout
t9 8-4 1 --- KCR K. Seitzer M. Henneman 0% 98% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t9 8-4 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett M. Henneman -0% 98% Lineout: LF
t9 8-4 2 1-- KCR D. Tartabull M. Henneman 0% 98% Walk; Seitzer to 2B
t9 8-4 2 12- O KCR B. Jackson M. Henneman -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 8, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 4-8, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 9-1-2
b9 4-8 0 --- O DET D. Coles D. Jackson 1% 99% Flyball: CF
b9 4-8 1 --- O DET L. Whitaker D. Jackson 1% 100% Groundout: P-1B
b9 4-8 2 --- O DET B. Madlock D. Jackson 0% 100% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Tigers 4.

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