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Standings
OAK
@ANA
6
3
BOS
@BAL
5
1
KCR
@DET
8
3
KCR
@DET
1
2
CHW
@MIN
5
6
TEX
@SEA
0
1
NYY
@TBD
2
5
CLE
@TOR
2
5
FLA
@ATL
3
7
PIT
@CHC
2
13
PHI
@CIN
2
1
PHI
@CIN
5
1
ARI
@MIL
4
5
MON
@NYM
0
4
COL
@SDP
4
10
LAD
@SFG
6
2
HOU
@STL
6
10
Saturday, October 6, 2001, 4:34PM
, Comerica Park
Attendance: 18,844, Time of Game: 1:56
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Royals
1
64-97
 Lost 1 
5th, 26 GB
at Tigers
2
66-95
 Won 1 
4th, 24 GB
W: Steve Sparks (14-9)
L: Chris George (4-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1 10  1
Tigers          0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    2  4  0
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Carlos Febles 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .237 .293 .366 .658 12 8 -0.226 1.78 0.000 -0.226 -1.5 2 4
Angel Berroa SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .271 .314 .313 .626 11 9 -0.158 1.54 0.000 -0.158 -1.1 0 4
Carlos Beltran CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .306 .362 .505 .867 11 6 0.255 1.04 0.295 -0.040 0.9 5 0 HR
Mike Sweeney DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .305 .375 .545 .921 10 6 -0.041 1.27 0.049 -0.091 -0.4
Raul Ibanez RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .279 .353 .489 .842 11 8 -0.097 1.23 0.016 -0.113 -0.6 2 0
Luis Alicea 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .274 .320 .367 .687 15 11 -0.028 1.25 0.057 -0.084 -0.3 0 0
Dee Brown LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .245 .287 .343 .630 18 13 -0.129 1.86 0.043 -0.171 -0.5 4 0
Dave McCarty 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .250 .328 .405 .733 12 8 0.008 1.44 0.091 -0.082 0.3 11 1
Gregg Zaun C 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .320 .377 .536 .913 15 10 -0.052 1.86 0.116 -0.168 -0.4 1 0 CS
Chris George P 1 1
Team Totals 36 1 10 1 1 3 37 .278 .297 .361 .658 115 79 -0.468 1.49 0.667 -1.133 -3.6 26 10
HR: C Beltran (22, off S Sparks, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: C Beltran 5; G Zaun 2; D McCarty 2; M Sweeney; D Brown; L Alicea; R Ibanez.
RBI: C Beltran (95).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
E: C George (1).
Baserunning
CS: G Zaun (2, 2nd base by S Sparks/J Cardona).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Macias CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .271 .318 .395 .713 11 8 -0.074 0.73 0.000 -0.074 -0.6 7 0
Damion Easley 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .251 .324 .378 .702 10 7 0.161 0.97 0.198 -0.037 0.5 1 0 2B
Bobby Higginson DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .277 .367 .441 .808 7 5 -0.013 1.22 0.038 -0.051 -0.5 2B
Randall Simon 1B 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .304 .338 .435 .773 8 6 0.107 1.77 0.172 -0.064 -0.5 7 0 SF
Shane Halter 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .286 .345 .470 .815 14 11 -0.058 0.76 0.000 -0.058 -0.6 2 3
Wendell Magee LF 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 .214 .294 .379 .673 11 6 0.106 0.55 0.121 -0.014 1.0 4 0 HR
Deivi Cruz SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .255 .289 .372 .661 11 6 -0.047 0.59 0.000 -0.047 -0.5 2 3
Javier Cardona C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .260 .280 .375 .655 10 6 -0.078 1.01 0.000 -0.078 -0.6 3 1
Chris Wakeland RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .472 .722 13 10 -0.071 0.94 0.000 -0.071 -0.6 1 0
Steve Sparks P 0 1
Team Totals 29 2 4 2 1 1 31 .138 .161 .310 .472 95 65 0.033 0.98 0.529 -0.494 -2.5 27 8
2B: B Higginson (28, off C George); D Easley (27, off C George).
HR: W Magee (5, off C George, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: R Simon (2, off C George).
TB: W Magee 4; D Easley 3; B Higginson 2.
RBI: W Magee (17); R Simon (36).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: D Easley (1st base by C George).

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
Chris George, L (4-8) 8.2 4 2 2 1 1 1 5.59 31 95 65 50 2 13 13 16 2 0 68 -0.033 0.98 2.5
Team Totals 8.2 4 2 2 1 1 1 2.08 31 95 65 50 2 13 13 16 2 0 68 -0.033 0.98 2.5

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
Steve Sparks, W (14-9) 9 10 1 1 1 3 1 3.65 37 115 79 54 4 21 7 26 10 0 65 0.467 1.49 3.6
Team Totals 9 10 1 1 1 3 1 1.00 37 115 79 54 4 21 7 26 10 0 65 0.467 1.49 3.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: C George (1; D Easley, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brian O'Nora, 1B - Fieldin Culbreth, 2B - Larry Young, 3B - Andy Fletcher.
Time of Game: 1:56.
Attendance: 18,844.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 48° F, Wind 25mph out to Leftfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Detroit Tigers
1 Carlos Febles 2B 1 Jose Macias CF
2 Angel Berroa SS 2 Damion Easley 2B
3 Carlos Beltran CF 3 Bobby Higginson DH
4 Mike Sweeney DH 4 Randall Simon 1B
5 Raul Ibanez RF 5 Shane Halter 3B
6 Luis Alicea 3B 6 Wendell Magee LF
7 Dee Brown LF 7 Deivi Cruz SS
8 Dave McCarty 1B 8 Javier Cardona C
9 Gregg Zaun C 9 Chris Wakeland RF
Chris George P Steve Sparks P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 0-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R KCR C. Beltran S. Sparks -25% 55% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b9 1-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  DET D. Easley C. George 17% 81% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b9 1-1 1 --3 2,(0-1)  RO DET R. Simon C. George 17% 100% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Easley Scores
b2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R DET W. Magee C. George 11% 64% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t8 1-1 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. Brown S. Sparks 11% 61% Flyball: RF

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' Steve Sparks facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR C. Febles S. Sparks 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR A. Berroa S. Sparks 2% 54% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Beltran S. Sparks 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Chris George facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O DET J. Macias C. George -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET D. Easley C. George -2% 51% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  DET B. Higginson C. George 2% 53% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b1 0-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O DET R. Simon C. George -3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Steve Sparks facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney S. Sparks 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR R. Ibanez S. Sparks 2% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR L. Alicea S. Sparks 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Chris George facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET S. Halter C. George -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R DET W. Magee C. George 11% 64% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b2 1-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET D. Cruz C. George -1% 62% Popfly: 2B
b2 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET J. Cardona C. George -1% 61% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Steve Sparks facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- 10,(3-2)  KCR D. Brown S. Sparks -4% 57% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t3 0-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR D. McCarty S. Sparks -7% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive); Brown to 2B
t3 0-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR G. Zaun S. Sparks 6% 57% Popfly: 3B
t3 0-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR C. Febles S. Sparks 5% 62% Flyball: CF
t3 0-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Berroa S. Sparks 5% 67% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Chris George facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET C. Wakeland C. George -2% 65% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 1-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O DET J. Macias C. George -1% 63% Flyball: LF
b3 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  DET D. Easley C. George 1% 65% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF)
b3 1-0 2 1-- DET B. Higginson C. George 1% 66% Easley Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Easley to 3B
b3 1-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O DET B. Higginson C. George -4% 62% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Steve Sparks facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR C. Beltran S. Sparks 3% 65% Flyball: LF
t4 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Sweeney S. Sparks 2% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR R. Ibanez S. Sparks -2% 66% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 0-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR L. Alicea S. Sparks 3% 69% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Chris George facing 4-5-6
b4 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET R. Simon C. George -2% 67% Flyball: LF
b4 1-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET S. Halter C. George -2% 65% Popfly: 2B
b4 1-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  DET W. Magee C. George 1% 66% Walk
b4 1-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O DET D. Cruz C. George -2% 64% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Steve Sparks facing 7-8-9
t5 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. Brown S. Sparks 3% 67% Flyball: CF
t5 0-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR D. McCarty S. Sparks 2% 69% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 0-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR G. Zaun S. Sparks -2% 68% Walk
t5 0-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Febles S. Sparks 3% 71% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Chris George facing 8-9-1
b5 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET J. Cardona C. George -2% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET C. Wakeland C. George -2% 67% Flyball: CF
b5 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET J. Macias C. George -1% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Steve Sparks facing 2-3-4
t6 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Berroa S. Sparks 4% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR C. Beltran S. Sparks -4% 66% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t6 0-1 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney S. Sparks 5% 70% Flyball: CF
t6 0-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR R. Ibanez S. Sparks 4% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Chris George facing 2-3-4
b6 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET D. Easley C. George -2% 72% Flyball: RF
b6 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET B. Higginson C. George -2% 70% Flyball: CF
b6 1-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET R. Simon C. George -1% 69% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Steve Sparks facing 6-7-8
t7 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR L. Alicea S. Sparks 4% 74% Strikeout Swinging
t7 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. Brown S. Sparks 3% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 0-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR D. McCarty S. Sparks -2% 74% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t7 0-1 2 1-- 5,(0-2)  KCR G. Zaun S. Sparks -4% 71% Single to RF (Line Drive); McCarty to 2B
t7 0-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Febles S. Sparks 8% 79% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Chris George facing 5-6-7
b7 1-0 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O DET S. Halter C. George -2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET W. Magee C. George -1% 76% Groundout: P-1B
b7 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET D. Cruz C. George -1% 75% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Steve Sparks facing 2-3-4
t8 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR A. Berroa S. Sparks 6% 80% Flyball: CF
t8 0-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R KCR C. Beltran S. Sparks -25% 55% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t8 1-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Sweeney S. Sparks -5% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t8 1-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR R. Ibanez S. Sparks 6% 56% Strikeout Swinging
t8 1-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR L. Alicea S. Sparks -6% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Sweeney to 3B
t8 1-1 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. Brown S. Sparks 11% 61% Flyball: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Chris George facing 8-9-1
b8 1-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET J. Cardona C. George -5% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 1-1 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O DET C. Wakeland C. George -4% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 1-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET J. Macias C. George -3% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 1.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Steve Sparks facing 8-9-1
t9 1-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR D. McCarty S. Sparks 6% 56% Strikeout Swinging
t9 1-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR G. Zaun S. Sparks -6% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t9 1-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Febles S. Sparks 10% 60% Zaun Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t9 1-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR C. Febles S. Sparks 3% 64% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Chris George facing 2-3-4
b9 1-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  DET D. Easley C. George 17% 81% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b9 1-1 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  O DET B. Higginson C. George 2% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B; Easley to 3B
b9 1-1 1 --3 2,(0-1)  RO DET R. Simon C. George 17% 100% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Easley Scores
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 2.

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