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3
4
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@BAL
8
3
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@BOS
4
5
 
(10)
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@CHW
11
6
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@CLE
4
5
 
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@DET
5
3
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@MIL
5
3
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2
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@COL
2
6
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@HOU
5
1
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@LAD
5
3
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@SDP
1
5
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@SFG
2
6
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2
3
 
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Friday, August 15, 1997, 7:03
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 20,099, Time of Game: 2:52
Royals
5
50-68
 Won 1 
4th, 12 GB
at Tigers
3
56-65
 Lost 3 
5th, 20 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  4  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    5 10  1
Tigers          0  0  0   2  0  1   0  0  0    3  6  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bip Roberts 3B-LF 5 0 1 2 0 1 .312 .725 21 15 0.065 0.75 0.123 -0.058 0.7 2 2
Johnny Damon CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 .285 .738 15 12 -0.025 0.55 0.020 -0.045 -0.5 0 0
Jay Bell SS 5 0 2 0 0 1 .284 .832 24 16 -0.005 0.38 0.021 -0.027 -0.1 2 1
Chili Davis DH 3 0 1 0 1 2 .300 .930 17 7 -0.013 0.79 0.019 -0.032 -0.0 IW
Jeff King 1B 4 1 0 0 0 0 .234 .759 21 11 -0.057 0.95 0.026 -0.083 -1.1 7 0
Jermaine Dye RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 .227 .631 12 10 0.033 0.66 0.066 -0.033 0.9 2 0 HR
Mike Sweeney C 4 1 1 0 0 0 .238 .686 17 12 -0.018 0.65 0.018 -0.036 -0.6 11 0
Jed Hansen 2B 3 1 1 1 0 0 .286 .661 14 8 0.077 0.74 0.099 -0.022 0.5 1 4 SH
Yamil Benitez LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 .250 .773 12 11 0.055 0.80 0.099 -0.044 0.4 2 0 2B
   Shane Halter 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .732 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Glendon Rusch P 0 0
   Hector Carrasco P 0 1
   Larry Casian P 0 1
   Gregg Olson P 0 0
   Jeff Montgomery P 0 0
Team Totals 37 5 10 5 1 5 .270 .668 153 102 0.112 0.68 0.491 -0.380 0.1 27 9
2B: Y Benitez (5, off J Thompson).
HR: J Dye (4, off J Thompson; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF Line).
SH: J Hansen (1, off D Miceli).
IBB: C Davis (10, by D Miceli).
TB: J Dye 5; J Bell 2; Y Benitez 2; M Sweeney; J Hansen; C Davis; J Damon; B Roberts.
RBI: B Roberts 2 (33); Y Benitez (15); J Dye (11); J Hansen (1).
2-out RBI: B Roberts 2; Y Benitez; J Hansen.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Bell-J Hansen-J King.
E: J Bell (7).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian Hunter CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .262 .673 17 9 -0.055 1.09 0.034 -0.090 -0.3 1 0
Damion Easley 2B 4 1 1 1 0 1 .269 .868 20 13 -0.073 0.95 0.053 -0.125 -0.2 2 3 HR,GDP
Bobby Higginson RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .282 .907 15 10 -0.031 1.02 0.048 -0.079 -0.2 3 0
Tony Clark 1B 3 1 1 0 1 2 .283 .917 15 7 0.088 1.02 0.140 -0.051 0.9 9 0
Phil Nevin LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 .256 .757 15 11 -0.140 1.20 0.000 -0.140 -1.3 3 0
Orlando Miller 3B 1 0 0 1 1 1 .225 .660 13 6 -0.017 1.17 0.012 -0.029 0.0 0 2 SF
   Matt Walbeck PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .708 2 1 -0.052 1.96 0.000 -0.052 -0.3
Bob Hamelin DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 .288 .907 18 12 -0.019 1.18 0.071 -0.090 0.3
Raul Casanova C 4 0 2 0 0 0 .268 .700 16 10 -0.033 1.13 0.055 -0.088 -0.3 5 0
   Jody Reed PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .505 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Deivi Cruz SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 .231 .558 15 12 -0.006 1.07 0.047 -0.053 -0.3 4 1
   Curtis Pride PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .650 4 2 -0.049 1.67 0.000 -0.049 -0.2
Justin Thompson P 0 3
   Dan Miceli P 0 1
Team Totals 32 3 6 3 3 11 .188 .531 150 93 -0.387 1.13 0.460 -0.846 -1.9 27 10
HR: D Easley (19, off G Rusch; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
SF: O Miller (1, off H Carrasco).
TB: D Easley 4; R Casanova 2; B Higginson; B Hamelin; T Clark.
GIDP: D Easley (12).
RBI: D Easley (50); O Miller (10); B Hamelin (41).
2-out RBI: B Hamelin.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
E: O Miller (3).

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
Glendon Rusch, W (5-8) 5 5 3 3 3 7 1 5.75 22 97 58 28 8 22 5 7 5 0 49 -0.038 0.88 -0.6
Hector Carrasco, H (8) 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.84 7 31 21 12 6 3 3 1 0 0 2 1 0.226 1.76 1.4
Larry Casian, H (5) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.29 2 9 6 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.078 1.51 0.4
Gregg Olson, H (4) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.06 1 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.018 0.68 0.1
Jeff Montgomery, S (9) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.79 4 10 6 4 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.102 1.39 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 3 11 1 3.00 36 150 93 47 15 31 12 10 6 0 49 2 1 0.386 1.13 1.9
G Rusch faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.

Detroit Tigers

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
Justin Thompson, L (11-9) 6.2 9 5 1 0 3 1 2.96 30 112 74 40 12 22 13 14 6 0 47 -0.199 0.64 -1.6
Dan Miceli 2.1 1 0 0 1 2 0 5.48 9 41 28 18 4 6 3 3 1 0 2 0 0.086 0.83 1.6
Team Totals 9 10 5 1 1 5 1 1.00 39 153 102 58 16 28 16 17 7 0 47 2 0 -0.113 0.68 -0.1
Balks: G Rusch (1).
WP: D Miceli (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: D Miceli (4; C Davis).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mark Johnson, 1B - Drew Coble, 2B - Tim McClelland, 3B - Gary Cederstrom.
Time of Game: 2:52.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 81° F, Wind 18mph out to Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Detroit Tigers
1 Bip Roberts 3B 1 Brian Hunter CF
2 Johnny Damon CF 2 Damion Easley 2B
3 Jay Bell SS 3 Bobby Higginson RF
4 Chili Davis DH 4 Tony Clark 1B
5 Jeff King 1B 5 Phil Nevin LF
6 Jermaine Dye RF 6 Orlando Miller 3B
7 Mike Sweeney C 7 Bob Hamelin DH
8 Jed Hansen 2B 8 Raul Casanova C
9 Yamil Benitez LF 9 Deivi Cruz SS
Glendon Rusch P Justin Thompson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 2-0 2 -23 4,(1-2)  RR KCR B. Roberts J. Thompson 12% 82% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Hansen Scores/unER; Benitez Scores/unER
b6 2-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  DET T. Clark G. Rusch -11% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Higginson to 3B
t2 0-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Hansen J. Thompson 10% 60% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line); King Scores/unER; Sweeney to 3B
t2 1-0 2 1-3 4,(0-2)  R KCR Y. Benitez J. Thompson 10% 70% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Sweeney Scores/unER; Hansen to 3B
b6 2-5 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  O DET P. Nevin H. Carrasco 8% 75% Strikeout Swinging

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' Justin Thompson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR B. Roberts J. Thompson -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Damon J. Thompson -2% 46% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Bell J. Thompson -1% 45% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  DET B. Hunter G. Rusch -3% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO DET D. Easley G. Rusch 7% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET B. Higginson G. Rusch 1% 50% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Justin Thompson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR C. Davis J. Thompson -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR J. King J. Thompson 3% 50% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); King to 1B
t2 0-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Dye J. Thompson -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B; King to 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Sweeney J. Thompson 2% 50% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); King to 3B
t2 0-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Hansen J. Thompson 10% 60% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line); King Scores/unER; Sweeney to 3B
t2 1-0 2 1-3 4,(0-2)  R KCR Y. Benitez J. Thompson 10% 70% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Sweeney Scores/unER; Hansen to 3B
t2 2-0 2 -23 4,(1-2)  RR KCR B. Roberts J. Thompson 12% 82% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Hansen Scores/unER; Benitez Scores/unER
t2 4-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Damon J. Thompson -1% 81% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 4-5-6
b2 0-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET T. Clark G. Rusch 2% 83% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET P. Nevin G. Rusch 1% 84% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET O. Miller G. Rusch 1% 85% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Tigers' Justin Thompson facing 3-4-5
t3 4-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Bell J. Thompson -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 4-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR C. Davis J. Thompson -1% 83% Strikeout Looking
t3 4-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. King J. Thompson -1% 83% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 7-8-9
b3 0-4 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O DET B. Hamelin G. Rusch 2% 85% Flyball: RF
b3 0-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  DET R. Casanova G. Rusch -2% 82% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b3 0-4 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O DET D. Cruz G. Rusch 3% 85% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-4 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O DET B. Hunter G. Rusch 2% 87% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Tigers' Justin Thompson facing 6-7-8
t4 4-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Dye J. Thompson 5% 91% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Dye Scores
t4 5-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Thompson -1% 91% Popfly: SS
t4 5-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Hansen J. Thompson -1% 90% Popfly: 2B
t4 5-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR Y. Benitez J. Thompson -0% 90% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 2-3-4
b4 0-5 0 --- 8,(3-2)  R DET D. Easley G. Rusch -5% 85% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Easley Scores
b4 1-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET B. Higginson G. Rusch 2% 87% Lineout: LF
b4 1-5 1 --- 4,(3-0)  DET T. Clark G. Rusch -2% 84% Walk
b4 1-5 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O DET P. Nevin G. Rusch 3% 87% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-5 2 1-- DET O. Miller G. Rusch -1% 86% Balk; Clark to 2B
b4 1-5 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  DET O. Miller G. Rusch -1% 85% Walk
b4 1-5 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R DET B. Hamelin G. Rusch -7% 78% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Clark Scores; Miller to 2B
b4 2-5 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O DET R. Casanova G. Rusch 5% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Tigers' Justin Thompson facing 1-2-3
t5 5-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR B. Roberts J. Thompson -1% 81% Groundout: P-1B
t5 5-2 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR J. Damon J. Thompson -1% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 5-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR J. Bell J. Thompson 1% 81% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t5 5-2 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  KCR C. Davis J. Thompson 1% 82% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Bell to 2B
t5 5-2 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. King J. Thompson -3% 80% Foul Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 9-1-2
b5 2-5 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O DET D. Cruz G. Rusch 3% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET B. Hunter G. Rusch 2% 84% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b5 2-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET D. Easley G. Rusch 1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Tigers' Justin Thompson facing 6-7-8
t6 5-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Dye J. Thompson -1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 5-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Thompson -1% 83% Popfly: SS (Weak 3B)
t6 5-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. Hansen J. Thompson -1% 83% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 3-4-5
b6 2-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  DET B. Higginson G. Rusch -5% 78% Single to P (Ground Ball to P's Left)
b6 2-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  DET T. Clark G. Rusch -11% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Higginson to 3B
Hector Carrasco replaces Glendon Rusch pitching
b6 2-5 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  O DET P. Nevin H. Carrasco 8% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-5 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  RO DET O. Miller H. Carrasco 2% 77% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF); Higginson Scores
b6 3-5 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O DET B. Hamelin H. Carrasco 4% 81% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Tigers' Justin Thompson facing 9-1-2
t7 5-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR Y. Benitez J. Thompson -2% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 5-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Roberts J. Thompson -1% 78% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
t7 5-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Damon J. Thompson 1% 79% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t7 5-3 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  KCR J. Bell J. Thompson 1% 80% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Damon to 2B
Dan Miceli replaces Justin Thompson pitching
t7 5-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  KCR C. Davis D. Miceli 1% 81% Wild Pitch; Damon to 3B; Bell to 2B
t7 5-3 2 -23 4,(3-0)  KCR C. Davis D. Miceli 1% 82% Intentional Walk
t7 5-3 2 123 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. King D. Miceli -5% 77% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Hector Carrasco facing 8-9-1
b7 3-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET R. Casanova H. Carrasco 4% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 3-5 1 --- 4,(0-2)  DET D. Cruz H. Carrasco -5% 76% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Cruz to 1B
b7 3-5 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O DET B. Hunter H. Carrasco 5% 81% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (P's Left); Hunter to 1B
b7 3-5 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O DET D. Easley H. Carrasco 4% 85% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Tigers' Dan Miceli facing 6-7-8
t8 5-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Dye D. Miceli 2% 87% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t8 5-3 0 1-- 10,(2-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney D. Miceli -2% 86% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t8 5-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Hansen D. Miceli -1% 84% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Sweeney to 2B
t8 5-3 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR Y. Benitez D. Miceli -2% 82% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Larry Casian facing 3-4-5
Larry Casian replaces Hector Carrasco pitching
Shane Halter replaces Yamil Benitez (LF) playing 3B batting 9th
Bip Roberts moves from 3B to LF
b8 3-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET B. Higginson L. Casian 5% 87% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b8 3-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET T. Clark L. Casian 3% 90% Strikeout Swinging
Gregg Olson replaces Larry Casian pitching
b8 3-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET P. Nevin G. Olson 2% 92% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 3.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Tigers' Dan Miceli facing 1-2-3
t9 5-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Roberts D. Miceli -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Damon D. Miceli -1% 90% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
t9 5-3 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Bell D. Miceli -0% 90% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Jeff Montgomery facing 6-7-8
Jeff Montgomery replaces Gregg Olson pitching
Matt Walbeck pinch hits for Orlando Miller (3B) batting 6th
b9 3-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET M. Walbeck J. Montgomery 5% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
b9 3-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET B. Hamelin J. Montgomery 3% 98% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
b9 3-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  DET R. Casanova J. Montgomery -3% 95% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
Curtis Pride pinch hits for Deivi Cruz (SS) batting 9th
Jody Reed pinch runs for Raul Casanova (C) batting 8th
b9 3-5 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O DET C. Pride J. Montgomery 5% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 3.

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  • 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.

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