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CAL
@CHW
2
5
BAL
@DET
7
3
SEA
@KCR
3
7
BOS
@NYY
7
0
CLE
@OAK
3
4
MIN
@TEX
1
2
MIL
@TOR
5
2
ATL
@HOU
3
1
SFG
@LAD
3
0
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@PHI
3
4
 
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CHC
@PIT
3
5
CHC
@PIT
10
8
CIN
@SDP
3
1
MON
@STL
6
1
Wednesday, September 30, 1987,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 19,434, Time of Game: 2:54
Orioles
7
66-92
 Won 1 
6th, 29½ GB
at Tigers
3
94-64
 Lost 1 
2nd, 1½ GB
W: Jose Mesa (1-3)
L: Dan Petry (9-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         1  3  1   0  2  0   0  0  0    7  6  0
Tigers          0  0  0   1  0  0   1  0  1    3  7  1

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pete Stanicek 2B 3 1 0 0 1 1 5 .273 .333 .303 .636 0.058 0.45 0.064 -0.006 0.2 5 6 SB,HBP
Jim Dwyer RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .279 .374 .511 .885 -0.036 0.49 0.000 -0.036 -0.9 0 0
   Lee Lacy RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .245 .328 .401 .728 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.1 0 0
Fred Lynn CF 2 1 1 2 2 0 4 .255 .322 .491 .813 0.075 0.50 0.075 0.000 1.5 1 0 HR
Eddie Murray 1B 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .281 .357 .485 .842 -0.030 0.29 0.000 -0.030 -0.9 11 2
Cal Ripken SS 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .248 .330 .430 .759 0.043 0.35 0.072 -0.029 1.2 2 2 HR
Larry Sheets DH 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .315 .360 .564 .924 0.024 0.20 0.027 -0.003 0.1
Ray Knight 3B 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 .258 .313 .372 .685 0.030 0.38 0.037 -0.008 0.7 0 3 HBP
Terry Kennedy C 4 1 1 3 0 2 4 .248 .298 .383 .681 0.180 0.56 0.192 -0.012 1.5 5 0 HR
Mike Young LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .239 .328 .399 .728 -0.019 0.19 0.000 -0.019 -1.1 2 0 GDP
   Mike Hart LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .164 .215 .356 .571 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jose Mesa P 1 1
   Tom Niedenfuer P 0 0
Team Totals 33 7 6 7 3 8 38 .182 .289 .455 .744 0.324 0.38 0.467 -0.144 2.2 27 14
HR: T Kennedy (18, off D Petry, 2nd inn, 2 on, 1 out to RF); F Lynn (23, off D Petry, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); C Ripken (26, off E King, 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
HBP: P Stanicek (2, by D Petry); R Knight (6, by E King).
TB: T Kennedy 4; C Ripken 4; F Lynn 4; L Sheets 2; R Knight.
GIDP: M Young (7).
RBI: T Kennedy 3 (61); F Lynn 2 (60); C Ripken 2 (93).
2-out RBI: C Ripken 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 3. C Ripken-P Stanicek-E Murray; R Knight-P Stanicek-E Murray; P Stanicek-C Ripken-E Murray.
Baserunning
SB: P Stanicek (8, 2nd base off D Petry/M Nokes).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Walewander 2B 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 .241 .328 .389 .717 0.020 0.92 0.055 -0.035 0.4 1 2
   Dave Bergman PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .379 .453 .832 -0.019 0.69 0.000 -0.019 -0.5
   Doug Baker 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bill Madlock DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .266 .343 .448 .791 0.029 0.62 0.055 -0.026 0.4
Kirk Gibson LF 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .281 .373 .493 .866 -0.051 0.70 0.000 -0.051 -0.8 2 0
Alan Trammell SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .341 .398 .547 .945 -0.080 0.59 0.000 -0.080 -1.5 2 2
Darrell Evans 1B 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .256 .379 .507 .886 0.008 0.49 0.040 -0.032 0.6 4 2 HR
Matt Nokes C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .286 .342 .531 .873 -0.039 0.48 0.017 -0.056 -0.6 9 0 GDP
Chet Lemon CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .281 .380 .489 .869 -0.054 0.39 0.001 -0.055 -0.2 6 0 HR,GDP
Scott Lusader RF 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .300 .356 .425 .781 0.023 0.19 0.026 -0.003 0.4 1 0
Tom Brookens 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .248 .301 .387 .688 -0.014 0.40 0.025 -0.039 -0.2 0 1 GDP
Dan Petry P 1 0
   Eric King P 1 0
Team Totals 31 3 7 3 5 5 36 .226 .333 .419 .753 -0.177 0.54 0.219 -0.396 -1.8 27 7
HR: D Evans (34, off J Mesa, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); C Lemon (20, off J Mesa, 9th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: C Lemon 4; D Evans 4; S Lusader 3; B Madlock; T Brookens.
GIDP: T Brookens (8); M Nokes (13); C Lemon (16).
RBI: D Evans (99); C Lemon (74); K Gibson (77).
2-out RBI: C Lemon.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Walewander-A Trammell-D Evans.
E: T Brookens (19).

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jose Mesa, W (1-3) 8.2 7 3 3 5 4 2 6.67 35 57 0.171 0.54 1.5
Tom Niedenfuer 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.39 1 1 0 0.006 0.21 0.2
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 5 5 2 3.00 36 57 1 0 0.177 0.54 1.8

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dan Petry, L (9-7) 2.1 4 5 5 1 0 2 5.61 13 28 -0.304 0.79 -3.7
Eric King 6.2 2 2 2 2 8 1 4.89 25 0 0 -0.020 0.14 1.4
Team Totals 9 6 7 7 3 8 3 7.00 38 28 0 0 -0.324 0.38 -2.2
Balks: None.
WP: J Mesa (3).
HBP: E King (4; R Knight); D Petry (10; P Stanicek).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rick Reed, 1B - John Hirschbeck, 2B - Durwood Merrill, 3B - Rich Garcia.
Time of Game: 2:54.
Attendance: 19,434.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         Detroit Tigers
1 Pete Stanicek 2B 1 Jim Walewander 2B
2 Jim Dwyer RF 2 Bill Madlock DH
3 Fred Lynn CF 3 Kirk Gibson LF
4 Eddie Murray 1B 4 Alan Trammell SS
5 Cal Ripken SS 5 Darrell Evans 1B
6 Larry Sheets DH 6 Matt Nokes C
7 Ray Knight 3B 7 Chet Lemon CF
8 Terry Kennedy C 8 Scott Lusader RF
9 Mike Young LF 9 Tom Brookens 3B
Jose Mesa P Dan Petry P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 1-0 1 12- RRR BAL T. Kennedy D. Petry 19% 83% Home Run; Sheets Scores; Knight Scores
t5 5-1 2 1-- RR BAL C. Ripken E. King 7% 95% Home Run; Murray Scores
t3 4-0 0 --- R BAL F. Lynn D. Petry 5% 90% Home Run
b4 0-5 0 1-- DET B. Madlock J. Mesa -4% 83% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Walewander to 2B
b4 1-5 1 --3 O DET A. Trammell J. Mesa 4% 87% Popfly: 1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Dan Petry facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BAL P. Stanicek D. Petry 3% 53% Hit By Pitch
t1 0-0 0 1-- BAL J. Dwyer D. Petry 2% 56% Stanicek Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O BAL J. Dwyer D. Petry -2% 54% Flyball: RF; Stanicek to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 RO BAL F. Lynn D. Petry 2% 56% Groundout: 1B-P; Stanicek Scores
t1 1-0 2 --- O BAL E. Murray D. Petry -1% 55% Flyball: SS
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Jose Mesa facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O DET J. Walewander J. Mesa 2% 57% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-1 1 --- O DET B. Madlock J. Mesa 2% 59% Flyball: 2B
b1 0-1 2 --- O DET K. Gibson J. Mesa 1% 60% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Dan Petry facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- O BAL C. Ripken D. Petry -2% 58% Flyball: CF
t2 1-0 1 --- BAL L. Sheets D. Petry 2% 60% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
t2 1-0 1 1-- BAL R. Knight D. Petry 3% 64% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Sheets to 2B
t2 1-0 1 12- RRR BAL T. Kennedy D. Petry 19% 83% Home Run; Sheets Scores; Knight Scores
t2 4-0 1 --- O BAL M. Young D. Petry -1% 82% Flyball: CF
t2 4-0 2 --- BAL P. Stanicek D. Petry 1% 83% Walk
t2 4-0 2 1-- O BAL J. Dwyer D. Petry -1% 81% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 4, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-4, Orioles' Jose Mesa facing 4-5-6
b2 0-4 0 --- O DET A. Trammell J. Mesa 2% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-4 1 --- DET D. Evans J. Mesa -2% 81% Walk
b2 0-4 1 1-- OO DET M. Nokes J. Mesa 4% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 4, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-0, Tigers' Dan Petry facing 3-4-5
t3 4-0 0 --- R BAL F. Lynn D. Petry 5% 90% Home Run
t3 5-0 0 --- O BAL E. Murray D. Petry -1% 90% Flyball: CF
Eric King replaces Dan Petry pitching
t3 5-0 1 --- O BAL C. Ripken E. King -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 5-0 2 --- BAL L. Sheets E. King 0% 89% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t3 5-0 2 1-- O BAL R. Knight E. King -1% 89% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 5, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-5, Orioles' Jose Mesa facing 7-8-9
b3 0-5 0 --- O DET C. Lemon J. Mesa 2% 90% Flyball: CF
b3 0-5 1 --- DET S. Lusader J. Mesa -2% 89% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b3 0-5 1 1-- OO DET T. Brookens J. Mesa 3% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 5, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 5-0, Tigers' Eric King facing 8-9-1
t4 5-0 0 --- O BAL T. Kennedy E. King -1% 91% Flyball: LF
t4 5-0 1 --- O BAL M. Young E. King -0% 91% Strikeout Looking
t4 5-0 2 --- O BAL P. Stanicek E. King -0% 90% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 5, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-5, Orioles' Jose Mesa facing 1-2-3
b4 0-5 0 --- DET J. Walewander J. Mesa -3% 88% Walk
b4 0-5 0 1-- DET B. Madlock J. Mesa -4% 83% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Walewander to 2B
b4 0-5 0 12- DET K. Gibson J. Mesa -3% 81% Wild Pitch; Walewander to 3B; Madlock to 2B
b4 0-5 0 -23 RO DET K. Gibson J. Mesa 2% 82% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Walewander Scores; Madlock to 3B
b4 1-5 1 --3 O DET A. Trammell J. Mesa 4% 87% Popfly: 1B
b4 1-5 2 --3 O DET D. Evans J. Mesa 3% 89% Lineout: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 5, Tigers 1.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 5-1, Tigers' Eric King facing 2-3-4
t5 5-1 0 --- O BAL J. Dwyer E. King -1% 88% Foul Flyball: C
t5 5-1 1 --- BAL F. Lynn E. King 1% 89% Walk
t5 5-1 1 1-- O BAL E. Murray E. King -1% 88% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Murray to 1B
t5 5-1 2 1-- RR BAL C. Ripken E. King 7% 95% Home Run; Murray Scores
t5 7-1 2 --- O BAL L. Sheets E. King -0% 95% Groundout: 1B-P
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 7, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-7, Orioles' Jose Mesa facing 6-7-8
b5 1-7 0 --- DET M. Nokes J. Mesa -2% 94% Walk
b5 1-7 0 1-- OO DET C. Lemon J. Mesa 3% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b5 1-7 2 --- O DET S. Lusader J. Mesa 0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 7, Tigers 1.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 7-1, Tigers' Eric King facing 7-8-9
t6 7-1 0 --- BAL R. Knight E. King 0% 98% Hit By Pitch
t6 7-1 0 1-- O BAL T. Kennedy E. King -0% 97% Strikeout
t6 7-1 1 1-- OO BAL M. Young E. King -1% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 7, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-7, Orioles' Jose Mesa facing 9-1-2
b6 1-7 0 --- DET T. Brookens J. Mesa -1% 95% Walk
b6 1-7 0 1-- O DET J. Walewander J. Mesa 1% 96% Groundout: P-1B; Brookens to 2B
b6 1-7 1 -2- DET B. Madlock J. Mesa -1% 95% Walk
b6 1-7 1 12- O DET K. Gibson J. Mesa 2% 97% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Brookens to 3B; Gibson to 1B
b6 1-7 2 1-3 O DET A. Trammell J. Mesa 1% 98% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 7, Tigers 1.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 7-1, Tigers' Eric King facing 1-2-3
t7 7-1 0 --- O BAL P. Stanicek E. King -0% 98% Flyball: CF
t7 7-1 1 --- O BAL J. Dwyer E. King -0% 98% Strikeout
t7 7-1 2 --- BAL F. Lynn E. King 0% 98% Walk
t7 7-1 2 1-- O BAL E. Murray E. King -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 7, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-7, Orioles' Jose Mesa facing 5-6-7
Lee Lacy replaces Jim Dwyer playing RF batting 2nd
b7 1-7 0 --- R DET D. Evans J. Mesa -2% 96% Home Run
b7 2-7 0 --- O DET M. Nokes J. Mesa 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 2-7 1 --- O DET C. Lemon J. Mesa 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 2-7 2 --- DET S. Lusader J. Mesa -1% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b7 2-7 2 1-- DET T. Brookens J. Mesa -1% 96% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Lusader to 2B
Dave Bergman pinch hits for Jim Walewander (2B) batting 1st
b7 2-7 2 12- O DET D. Bergman J. Mesa 2% 98% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 7, Tigers 2.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 7-2, Tigers' Eric King facing 5-6-7
Doug Baker replaces Dave Bergman (PH) playing 2B batting 1st
t8 7-2 0 --- O BAL C. Ripken E. King -0% 98% Foul Flyball: 1B
t8 7-2 1 --- O BAL L. Sheets E. King -0% 98% Flyball: LF
t8 7-2 2 --- BAL R. Knight E. King 0% 98% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Knight to 1B
t8 7-2 2 1-- O BAL T. Kennedy E. King -0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Orioles 7, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-7, Orioles' Jose Mesa facing 2-3-4
b8 2-7 0 --- O DET B. Madlock J. Mesa 1% 99% Strikeout Looking
b8 2-7 1 --- O DET K. Gibson J. Mesa 0% 99% Strikeout
b8 2-7 2 --- O DET A. Trammell J. Mesa 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 7, Tigers 2.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 7-2, Tigers' Eric King facing 9-1-2
t9 7-2 0 --- O BAL M. Young E. King -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t9 7-2 1 --- O BAL P. Stanicek E. King -0% 99% Flyball: CF
t9 7-2 2 --- O BAL L. Lacy E. King -0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 7, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-7, Orioles' Jose Mesa facing 5-6-7
Mike Hart replaces Mike Young playing LF batting 9th
b9 2-7 0 --- O DET D. Evans J. Mesa 1% 100% Strikeout
b9 2-7 1 --- O DET M. Nokes J. Mesa 0% 100% Lineout: 2B
b9 2-7 2 --- R DET C. Lemon J. Mesa -0% 100% Home Run
b9 3-7 2 --- DET S. Lusader J. Mesa -0% 99% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
Tom Niedenfuer replaces Jose Mesa pitching
b9 3-7 2 1-- O DET T. Brookens T. Niedenfuer 1% 100% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 7, Tigers 3.

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