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MIN
@CAL
1
6
TOR
@CHW
3
2
NYY
@CLE
5
2
KCR
@DET
2
4
BAL
@MIL
1
5
SEA
@OAK
1
3
BOS
@TEX
8
9
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@ATL
7
3
LAD
@CIN
3
6
SFG
@HOU
5
6
 
(11)
STL
@MON
1
2
 
(13)
PHI
@NYM
3
13
CHC
@PIT
0
10
Wednesday, August 5, 1987,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 21,584, Time of Game: 2:20
Royals
2
53-54
 Lost 1 
4th, 3 GB
at Tigers
4
60-44
 Won 1 
3rd, 3 GB
W: Walt Terrell (9-8)
L: Bret Saberhagen (15-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  1  0    2  8  0
Tigers          0  0  1   0  2  0   0  1  X    4  8  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .279 .312 .389 .701 -0.119 1.28 0.028 -0.147 -0.9 4 0
Kevin Seitzer 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .327 .397 .476 .873 -0.115 1.06 0.000 -0.115 -1.0 2 1
George Brett 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .300 .398 .489 .887 0.123 0.94 0.160 -0.037 1.0 5 1 HR
Danny Tartabull RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .298 .372 .463 .835 -0.087 1.47 0.037 -0.124 -0.5 1 0
Lonnie Smith LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .276 .311 .397 .708 -0.058 1.28 0.032 -0.090 -0.4 3 0
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .229 .302 .354 .656 -0.065 1.14 0.021 -0.086 -0.4 3 1
Steve Balboni DH 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .221 .285 .426 .711 -0.037 1.38 0.079 -0.116 0.0 HR
Ross Jones SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .235 .318 .294 .612 -0.029 1.44 0.051 -0.080 -0.3 1 4
   Thad Bosley PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .267 .306 .366 .672 -0.025 0.99 0.000 -0.025 -0.2
Jamie Quirk C 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .235 .300 .327 .627 -0.007 1.11 0.067 -0.074 -0.1 5 0 2B
Bret Saberhagen P 0 0
   Jerry Don Gleaton P 0 0
Team Totals 35 2 8 2 2 3 37 .229 .270 .429 .699 -0.419 1.22 0.475 -0.894 -2.8 24 7
2B: J Quirk (9, off W Terrell).
HR: S Balboni (15, off W Terrell, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); G Brett (10, off W Terrell, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: S Balboni 4; G Brett 4; J Quirk 3; W Wilson; D Tartabull; R Jones; L Smith.
RBI: G Brett (39); S Balboni (38).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Seitzer-F White.

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 1 2 0 0 4 .267 .344 .432 .776 0.093 0.81 0.147 -0.055 0.8 9 2 HR
Darrell Evans DH 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .253 .376 .513 .888 -0.013 0.48 0.014 -0.026 0.1
Kirk Gibson LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .282 .360 .511 .872 -0.066 0.64 0.000 -0.066 -1.1 2 0
Alan Trammell SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .326 .376 .509 .885 0.062 0.61 0.096 -0.034 0.8 1 8 HR
Matt Nokes C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .304 .358 .568 .926 0.045 0.59 0.070 -0.025 0.6 4 0
Dave Bergman 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .297 .429 .495 .924 -0.077 0.69 0.013 -0.090 -1.5 7 1
Chet Lemon CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .260 .369 .470 .839 -0.081 0.71 0.000 -0.081 -1.0 1 0
Pat Sheridan RF 3 1 2 1 0 1 3 .282 .338 .385 .723 0.105 0.75 0.128 -0.022 1.1 2 0 HR
Jim Walewander 3B 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 .231 .302 .385 .687 0.013 0.70 0.041 -0.027 -0.0 0 1 2B,SH
Walt Terrell P 1 1
Team Totals 30 4 8 4 3 5 34 .267 .333 .600 .933 0.081 0.66 0.509 -0.426 -0.2 27 13
2B: J Walewander (3, off B Saberhagen).
HR: P Sheridan (5, off B Saberhagen, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); L Whitaker (13, off B Saberhagen, 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF); A Trammell (16, off J Gleaton, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: J Walewander (1, off B Saberhagen).
TB: A Trammell 5; P Sheridan 5; L Whitaker 4; J Walewander 2; D Bergman; M Nokes.
RBI: L Whitaker 2 (42); P Sheridan (35); A Trammell (64).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 5.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen, L (15-7) 6.2 7 3 3 2 5 2 2.99 29 51 -0.045 0.70 0.2
Jerry Don Gleaton 1.1 1 1 1 1 0 1 4.46 5 2 0 -0.036 0.43 -0.0
Team Totals 8 8 4 4 3 5 3 4.50 34 51 2 0 -0.081 0.66 0.2

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Walt Terrell, W (9-8) 9 8 2 2 2 3 2 3.99 37 64 0.418 1.22 2.8
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 2 3 2 2.00 37 64 0.418 1.22 2.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry McCoy, 1B - Drew Coble, 2B - Dale Scott, 3B - Don Denkinger.
Time of Game: 2:20.
Attendance: 21,584.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-0 1 -2- RR DET L. Whitaker B. Saberhagen 15% 87% Home Run; Walewander Scores
t8 1-3 0 --- R KCR G. Brett W. Terrell -12% 74% Home Run
b3 0-0 0 --- R DET P. Sheridan B. Saberhagen 11% 67% Home Run
t7 0-3 0 --- R KCR S. Balboni W. Terrell -8% 81% Home Run
b8 3-2 0 --- R DET A. Trammell J. Gleaton 7% 94% Home Run

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' Walt Terrell facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson W. Terrell 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR K. Seitzer W. Terrell 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett W. Terrell 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O DET L. Whitaker B. Saberhagen -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O DET D. Evans B. Saberhagen -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- O DET K. Gibson B. Saberhagen -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Walt Terrell facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- KCR D. Tartabull W. Terrell -4% 46% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-0 0 1-- O KCR L. Smith W. Terrell 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B; Tartabull to 2B
t2 0-0 1 -2- KCR F. White W. Terrell -2% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 1 12- O KCR S. Balboni W. Terrell 5% 51% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 2 12- O KCR R. Jones W. Terrell 4% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O DET A. Trammell B. Saberhagen -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 1 --- O DET M. Nokes B. Saberhagen -2% 51% Flyball: SS
b2 0-0 2 --- DET D. Bergman B. Saberhagen 1% 52% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b2 0-0 2 1-- O DET C. Lemon B. Saberhagen -2% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Walt Terrell facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Quirk W. Terrell 3% 53% Groundout: 1B-P
t3 0-0 1 --- KCR W. Wilson W. Terrell -3% 50% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
t3 0-0 1 1-- O KCR K. Seitzer W. Terrell 3% 53% Lineout: RF
t3 0-0 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett W. Terrell 3% 56% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- R DET P. Sheridan B. Saberhagen 11% 67% Home Run
b3 1-0 0 --- O DET J. Walewander B. Saberhagen -2% 65% Foul Flyball: LF
b3 1-0 1 --- O DET L. Whitaker B. Saberhagen -2% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-0 2 --- O DET D. Evans B. Saberhagen -1% 62% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Walt Terrell facing 4-5-6
t4 0-1 0 --- O KCR D. Tartabull W. Terrell 3% 65% Strikeout
t4 0-1 1 --- KCR L. Smith W. Terrell -3% 62% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t4 0-1 1 1-- O KCR F. White W. Terrell 4% 65% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; White to 1B
t4 0-1 2 1-- O KCR S. Balboni W. Terrell 3% 68% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- O DET K. Gibson B. Saberhagen -2% 66% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 1-0 1 --- DET A. Trammell B. Saberhagen 2% 69% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b4 1-0 1 1-- DET M. Nokes B. Saberhagen 6% 75% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Trammell to 3B
b4 1-0 1 1-3 O DET D. Bergman B. Saberhagen -6% 68% Strikeout
b4 1-0 2 1-3 O DET C. Lemon B. Saberhagen -5% 64% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Walt Terrell facing 8-9-1
t5 0-1 0 --- KCR R. Jones W. Terrell -5% 58% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t5 0-1 0 1-- O KCR J. Quirk W. Terrell 5% 63% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-1 1 1-- O KCR W. Wilson W. Terrell 4% 67% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B; Wilson to 1B
t5 0-1 2 1-- O KCR K. Seitzer W. Terrell 3% 71% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
b5 1-0 0 --- O DET P. Sheridan B. Saberhagen -2% 68% Strikeout
b5 1-0 1 --- DET J. Walewander B. Saberhagen 4% 73% Double to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b5 1-0 1 -2- RR DET L. Whitaker B. Saberhagen 15% 87% Home Run; Walewander Scores
b5 3-0 1 --- DET D. Evans B. Saberhagen 1% 88% Walk
b5 3-0 1 1-- O DET K. Gibson B. Saberhagen -1% 87% Strikeout
b5 3-0 2 1-- O DET A. Trammell B. Saberhagen -1% 86% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Walt Terrell facing 3-4-5
t6 0-3 0 --- KCR G. Brett W. Terrell -4% 82% Walk
t6 0-3 0 1-- O KCR D. Tartabull W. Terrell 4% 86% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Tartabull to 1B
t6 0-3 1 1-- O KCR L. Smith W. Terrell 3% 89% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Smith to 1B
t6 0-3 2 1-- O KCR F. White W. Terrell 2% 91% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
b6 3-0 0 --- O DET M. Nokes B. Saberhagen -1% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 3-0 1 --- O DET D. Bergman B. Saberhagen -1% 90% Strikeout Looking
b6 3-0 2 --- O DET C. Lemon B. Saberhagen -0% 89% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Walt Terrell facing 7-8-9
t7 0-3 0 --- R KCR S. Balboni W. Terrell -8% 81% Home Run
t7 1-3 0 --- O KCR R. Jones W. Terrell 4% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-3 1 --- KCR J. Quirk W. Terrell -4% 81% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t7 1-3 1 1-- O KCR W. Wilson W. Terrell 4% 85% Flyball: LF
t7 1-3 2 1-- O KCR K. Seitzer W. Terrell 3% 89% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
b7 3-1 0 --- DET P. Sheridan B. Saberhagen 2% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b7 3-1 0 1-- O DET J. Walewander B. Saberhagen -1% 89% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Sheridan to 2B
b7 3-1 1 -2- O DET L. Whitaker B. Saberhagen -2% 88% Foul Flyball: 3B
b7 3-1 2 -2- DET D. Evans B. Saberhagen 0% 88% Walk
Jerry Don Gleaton replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
b7 3-1 2 12- O DET K. Gibson J. Gleaton -2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Walt Terrell facing 3-4-5
t8 1-3 0 --- R KCR G. Brett W. Terrell -12% 74% Home Run
t8 2-3 0 --- O KCR D. Tartabull W. Terrell 6% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-3 1 --- O KCR L. Smith W. Terrell 4% 84% Flyball: 2B
t8 2-3 2 --- O KCR F. White W. Terrell 3% 86% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Jerry Don Gleaton facing 4-5-6
b8 3-2 0 --- R DET A. Trammell J. Gleaton 7% 94% Home Run
b8 4-2 0 --- DET M. Nokes J. Gleaton 1% 95% Walk
b8 4-2 0 1-- OO DET D. Bergman J. Gleaton -2% 93% Bunt Pop Fly Double Play: Bunt 3B-2B
b8 4-2 2 --- O DET C. Lemon J. Gleaton -0% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Walt Terrell facing 7-8-9
t9 2-4 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni W. Terrell 4% 96% Lineout: 2B
Thad Bosley pinch hits for Ross Jones (SS) batting 8th
t9 2-4 1 --- O KCR T. Bosley W. Terrell 3% 99% Lineout: 1B
t9 2-4 2 --- KCR J. Quirk W. Terrell -3% 96% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t9 2-4 2 -2- O KCR W. Wilson W. Terrell 4% 100% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 4.

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