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Standings
MIL
@BOS
14
5
DET
@CHW
3
1
CLE
@KCR
4
5
 
(11)
BAL
@NYY
6
4
CAL
@OAK
9
3
MIN
@SEA
4
1
CIN
@CHC
6
2
CIN
@CHC
1
5
PHI
@LAD
5
7
HOU
@PIT
2
3
 
(11)
MON
@SDP
5
7
NYM
@SFG
7
4
ATL
@STL
3
5
Wednesday, July 27, 1977, 7:30PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 23,818, Time of Game: 3:28
Indians
4
43-52
 Lost 3 
5th, 12 GB
at Royals
5
54-40
 Won 1 
2nd, 4 GB
W: Doug Bird (7-1)
L: Rick Waits (5-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10 11    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  1  0   0  2  0   0  0  1   0  0    4 13  1
Royals          0  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  2   0  1    5 12  1
Winning Run scored with 0 outs

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Duane Kuiper 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 5 .271 .321 .322 .643 -0.052 1.03 0.035 -0.087 -0.5 4 4 SF
Buddy Bell 3B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .286 .352 .423 .775 -0.006 0.88 0.047 -0.053 -0.2 1 4
Larvell Blanks SS 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .265 .307 .434 .741 0.165 1.55 0.241 -0.076 0.9 3 6
Andre Thornton 1B 5 0 2 0 0 2 5 .242 .354 .536 .890 -0.030 1.56 0.154 -0.185 -0.0 12 0 2·2B
Rico Carty DH 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .264 .338 .406 .744 -0.242 1.68 0.020 -0.263 -1.2 GDP
John Lowenstein RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .259 .365 .370 .735 -0.028 1.02 0.014 -0.042 -0.3 3 0
   Paul Dade PH-RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .314 .357 .388 .745 -0.114 1.74 0.000 -0.114 -0.9 1 0
Bruce Bochte LF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .282 .334 .359 .693 -0.028 1.37 0.168 -0.196 -0.5 0 0 2B,GDP
Jim Norris CF 5 2 3 0 0 0 5 .272 .360 .359 .719 0.070 1.14 0.155 -0.085 1.1 4 0 3B,SB
Ray Fosse C 5 1 2 1 0 2 5 .284 .308 .421 .729 -0.001 1.33 0.149 -0.151 -0.0 2 2 CS
   Fred Kendall C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .304 .375 .679 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Al Fitzmorris P 0 0
   Don Hood P 0 0
   Jim Kern P 0 0
   Rick Waits P 0 0
Team Totals 42 4 13 3 2 6 45 .310 .333 .429 .762 -0.266 1.32 0.983 -1.252 -1.7 30 16
2B: B Bochte (12, off D Leonard); A Thornton 2 (6, 2 off D Leonard).
3B: J Norris (5, off S Mingori).
SF: D Kuiper (2, off D Leonard).
TB: J Norris 5; A Thornton 4; B Bochte 3; L Blanks 2; R Fosse 2; D Kuiper; B Bell.
GIDP: B Bochte (7); R Carty (8).
RBI: L Blanks (24); D Kuiper (32); R Fosse (22).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
E: D Hood (1).
Baserunning
SB: J Norris (19, 2nd base off D Leonard/D Porter).
CS: R Fosse (5, 2nd base by S Mingori/D Porter).
Pickoffs: B Bochte (3rd base by D Leonard).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
George Brett 3B 5 0 1 1 1 0 6 .293 .352 .429 .781 0.291 2.07 0.368 -0.077 1.0 1 4
Hal McRae LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .285 .352 .484 .836 -0.129 2.01 0.063 -0.191 -1.0 3 0 CS
   Steve Mingori P-P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Buck Martinez PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .263 .375 .638 -0.113 4.39 0.000 -0.113 -0.4
   Doug Bird P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Pete LaCock DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .366 .411 .534 .945 -0.054 0.72 0.000 -0.054 -0.4
   Cookie Rojas PH-2B 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .262 .306 .350 .656 -0.110 3.69 0.074 -0.184 -0.3 0 0
Al Cowens RF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .311 .347 .538 .885 -0.019 1.89 0.154 -0.173 0.4 3 0 SB
John Mayberry 1B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .242 .357 .422 .779 0.002 1.90 0.169 -0.167 -0.4 14 1
Amos Otis CF 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .256 .339 .453 .792 0.123 2.56 0.403 -0.280 -0.1 1 0 3B,CS
Darrell Porter C 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 .282 .361 .480 .841 0.127 0.88 0.138 -0.011 1.0 4 1 2B
   John Wathan PH-C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .298 .314 .319 .633 -0.313 4.26 0.000 -0.313 -1.0 2 0
Freddie Patek SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .260 .307 .343 .649 -0.025 1.27 0.010 -0.035 -0.1 0 2
   Joe Lahoud PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .200 .000 .200 -0.052 1.83 0.000 -0.052 -0.2
   Bob Heise SS 2 1 2 1 0 0 2 .261 .261 .304 .565 0.294 4.05 0.294 0.000 1.0 2 3
Frank White 2B 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 .247 .295 .349 .644 0.081 1.35 0.105 -0.024 0.8 1 4
   Tom Poquette PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .331 .396 .727 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Joe Zdeb PH-LF 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .319 .375 .418 .793 0.129 2.87 0.201 -0.072 0.7 1 0
Dennis Leonard P 1 0
Team Totals 41 5 12 5 5 2 46 .293 .370 .366 .735 0.232 2.19 1.979 -1.746 0.8 33 15
2B: D Porter (17, off A Fitzmorris).
3B: A Otis (6, off D Hood).
TB: A Otis 3; D Porter 2; B Heise 2; A Cowens 2; J Mayberry 2; H McRae; F White; J Zdeb; G Brett.
RBI: D Porter (40); B Heise (1); G Brett (37); F White (27); A Otis (51).
2-out RBI: D Porter; F White.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Heise-F White-J Mayberry; B Heise-J Mayberry.
E: D Porter (9).
Baserunning
SB: A Cowens (11, 2nd base off A Fitzmorris/R Fosse).
CS: H McRae (9, 2nd base by A Fitzmorris/R Fosse); A Otis (4, 2nd base by A Fitzmorris/R Fosse).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Al Fitzmorris 7 5 2 2 3 0 0 5.94 27 56 0.151 1.26 1.2
Don Hood, H (3) 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 3.48 6 1 0 -0.254 4.01 -1.0
Jim Kern, BS (6) 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.00 5 1 1 0.091 3.81 0.4
Rick Waits, L (5-3) 1 4 1 1 1 0 0 5.01 8 0 0 -0.219 3.33 -1.5
Team Totals 10 12 5 5 5 2 0 4.50 46 56 2 1 -0.231 2.19 -0.8
D Hood faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard 7 9 3 2 2 4 0 3.31 32 51 -0.119 1.17 -0.7
Steve Mingori 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.89 6 2 0 0.106 0.76 1.4
Doug Bird, W (7-1) 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 5.09 7 0 0 0.281 2.63 1.0
Team Totals 11 13 4 3 2 6 0 2.45 45 51 2 0 0.268 1.32 1.7
D Leonard faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: D Leonard 2 (7).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: D Leonard (3; B Bochte, 3rd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim McKean, 1B - Bill Kunkel, 2B - Bill Deegan, 3B - Dale Ford.
Time of Game: 3:28.
Attendance: 23,818.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 81° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Royals
1 Duane Kuiper 2B 1 George Brett 3B
2 Buddy Bell 3B 2 Hal McRae LF
3 Larvell Blanks SS 3 Pete LaCock DH
4 Andre Thornton 1B 4 Al Cowens RF
5 Rico Carty DH 5 John Mayberry 1B
6 John Lowenstein RF 6 Amos Otis CF
7 Bruce Bochte LF 7 Darrell Porter C
8 Jim Norris CF 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Ray Fosse C 9 Frank White 2B
Al Fitzmorris P Dennis Leonard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-4 0 1-- R KCR A. Otis D. Hood 40% 59% Triple to RF; Mayberry Scores
b9 3-4 1 --3 R KCR B. Heise J. Kern 22% 64% Single to CF; Otis Scores
b8 2-3 1 1-3 O KCR C. Rojas D. Hood -18% 31% Strikeout
b11 4-4 0 12- R KCR G. Brett R. Waits 18% 100% Single to RF; Heise Scores; Zdeb to 2B
b9 3-4 0 --3 O KCR J. Wathan J. Kern -17% 42% Groundout: 1B unassisted

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CLE D. Kuiper D. Leonard -4% 46% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CLE B. Bell D. Leonard 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B; Kuiper to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O CLE L. Blanks D. Leonard 3% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 -2- O CLE A. Thornton D. Leonard 3% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Al Fitzmorris facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett A. Fitzmorris -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae A. Fitzmorris -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR P. LaCock A. Fitzmorris -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O CLE R. Carty D. Leonard 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O CLE J. Lowenstein D. Leonard 2% 54% Popfly: 3B
t2 0-0 2 --- CLE B. Bochte D. Leonard -2% 52% Double to RF
t2 0-0 2 -2- CLE J. Norris D. Leonard -0% 51% Wild Pitch; Bochte to 3B
t2 0-0 2 --3 R CLE J. Norris D. Leonard -8% 43% Bochte Picked off 3B, safe on E2; Bochte Scores/unER
t2 1-0 2 --- O CLE J. Norris D. Leonard 1% 44% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Al Fitzmorris facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- KCR A. Cowens A. Fitzmorris 4% 48% Single to CF
b2 0-1 0 1-- O KCR J. Mayberry A. Fitzmorris -4% 45% Flyball: CF
b2 0-1 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis A. Fitzmorris -3% 41% Flyball: RF
b2 0-1 2 1-- KCR D. Porter A. Fitzmorris 1% 42% Cowens Steals 2B
b2 0-1 2 -2- R KCR D. Porter A. Fitzmorris 11% 53% Double to RF; Cowens Scores
b2 1-1 2 -2- KCR F. Patek A. Fitzmorris 1% 54% Walk
b2 1-1 2 12- R KCR F. White A. Fitzmorris 11% 65% Single to CF; Porter Scores; Patek to 2B
b2 2-1 2 12- O KCR G. Brett A. Fitzmorris -4% 61% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
t3 1-2 0 --- O CLE R. Fosse D. Leonard 3% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-2 1 --- O CLE D. Kuiper D. Leonard 2% 66% Flyball: LF
t3 1-2 2 --- O CLE B. Bell D. Leonard 1% 67% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Al Fitzmorris facing 2-3-4
b3 2-1 0 --- O KCR H. McRae A. Fitzmorris -2% 65% Foul Popfly: 3B
b3 2-1 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock A. Fitzmorris -2% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 2-1 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens A. Fitzmorris -1% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
t4 1-2 0 --- O CLE L. Blanks D. Leonard 3% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-2 1 --- CLE A. Thornton D. Leonard -5% 60% Double to LF
t4 1-2 1 -2- O CLE R. Carty D. Leonard 4% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-2 2 -2- CLE J. Lowenstein D. Leonard -1% 63% Walk
t4 1-2 2 12- O CLE B. Bochte D. Leonard 5% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Al Fitzmorris facing 5-6-7
b4 2-1 0 --- O KCR J. Mayberry A. Fitzmorris -2% 66% Lineout: SS
b4 2-1 1 --- O KCR A. Otis A. Fitzmorris -2% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-1 2 --- O KCR D. Porter A. Fitzmorris -1% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
t5 1-2 0 --- CLE J. Norris D. Leonard -5% 59% Single to LF
t5 1-2 0 1-- CLE R. Fosse D. Leonard -13% 46% Single to LF; Norris to 3B
t5 1-2 0 1-3 RO CLE D. Kuiper D. Leonard 4% 50% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Norris Scores
t5 2-2 1 1-- CLE B. Bell D. Leonard -5% 45% Single to LF; Fosse to 2B
t5 2-2 1 12- R CLE L. Blanks D. Leonard -16% 29% Single (CF-RF); Fosse Scores; Bell to 3B
t5 3-2 1 1-3 O CLE A. Thornton D. Leonard 7% 36% Strikeout
t5 3-2 2 1-3 O CLE R. Carty D. Leonard 5% 42% Groundout: 1B-P
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Al Fitzmorris facing 8-9-1
b5 2-3 0 --- O KCR F. Patek A. Fitzmorris -3% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 2-3 1 --- O KCR F. White A. Fitzmorris -2% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-3 2 --- O KCR G. Brett A. Fitzmorris -2% 34% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 6-7-8
t6 3-2 0 --- O CLE J. Lowenstein D. Leonard 3% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 3-2 1 --- O CLE B. Bochte D. Leonard 2% 38% Flyball: LF
t6 3-2 2 --- CLE J. Norris D. Leonard -1% 37% Single to CF
t6 3-2 2 1-- CLE R. Fosse D. Leonard -1% 36% Norris Steals 2B
t6 3-2 2 -2- O CLE R. Fosse D. Leonard 4% 40% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Al Fitzmorris facing 2-3-4
b6 2-3 0 --- KCR H. McRae A. Fitzmorris 6% 46% Single to LF
b6 2-3 0 1-- O KCR P. LaCock A. Fitzmorris -10% 36% McRae Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b6 2-3 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock A. Fitzmorris -3% 33% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 2-3 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens A. Fitzmorris -2% 31% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t7 3-2 0 --- O CLE D. Kuiper D. Leonard 3% 33% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 3-2 1 --- O CLE B. Bell D. Leonard 2% 35% Flyball: RF
t7 3-2 2 --- O CLE L. Blanks D. Leonard 1% 37% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Al Fitzmorris facing 5-6-7
b7 2-3 0 --- KCR J. Mayberry A. Fitzmorris 8% 44% Single to RF
b7 2-3 0 1-- O KCR A. Otis A. Fitzmorris -7% 37% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b7 2-3 1 1-- O KCR D. Porter A. Fitzmorris -9% 28% Otis Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b7 2-3 2 --- KCR D. Porter A. Fitzmorris 3% 31% Walk
Joe Lahoud pinch hits for Freddie Patek (SS) batting 8th
b7 2-3 2 1-- O KCR J. Lahoud A. Fitzmorris -5% 26% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
Bob Heise replaces Joe Lahoud (PH) playing SS batting 8th
t8 3-2 0 --- CLE A. Thornton D. Leonard -6% 19% Double to LF
t8 3-2 0 -2- CLE R. Carty D. Leonard -4% 15% Wild Pitch; Thornton to 3B
t8 3-2 0 --3 CLE R. Carty D. Leonard -2% 13% Walk
Steve Mingori replaces Dennis Leonard pitching
Paul Dade pinch hits for John Lowenstein (RF) batting 6th
t8 3-2 0 1-3 O CLE P. Dade S. Mingori 5% 19% Flyball: LF
t8 3-2 1 1-3 OO CLE B. Bochte S. Mingori 12% 31% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Al Fitzmorris facing 9-1-2
Paul Dade moves from PH to RF
Tom Poquette pinch hits for Frank White (2B) batting 9th
Joe Zdeb pinch hits for Tom Poquette batting 9th
Don Hood replaces Al Fitzmorris pitching (change occurred mid-batter)
b8 2-3 0 --- KCR J. Zdeb A. Fitzmorris 10% 41% Walk
b8 2-3 0 1-- KCR G. Brett D. Hood 14% 55% Fielder's Choice P; Zdeb to 2B/Adv on E1 (throw to 2B)
b8 2-3 0 12- O KCR H. McRae D. Hood -5% 49% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Zdeb to 3B
Cookie Rojas pinch hits for Pete LaCock (DH) batting 3rd
b8 2-3 1 1-3 O KCR C. Rojas D. Hood -18% 31% Strikeout
b8 2-3 2 1-3 O KCR A. Cowens D. Hood -14% 17% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 8-9-1
Steve Mingori replaces Hal McRae (LF) pitching and batting 2nd
Cookie Rojas moves from DH to 2B (team loses DH)
Joe Zdeb moves from PH to LF
t9 3-2 0 --- CLE J. Norris S. Mingori -8% 9% Triple (CF-RF)
t9 3-2 0 --3 R CLE R. Fosse S. Mingori -2% 6% Single to LF; Norris Scores
t9 4-2 0 1-- O CLE D. Kuiper S. Mingori 2% 8% Fosse Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS-1B)
t9 4-2 1 --- O CLE D. Kuiper S. Mingori 1% 9% Popfly: SS
t9 4-2 2 --- O CLE B. Bell S. Mingori 0% 9% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Indians' Don Hood facing 5-6-7
b9 2-4 0 --- KCR J. Mayberry D. Hood 9% 19% Single to LF
b9 2-4 0 1-- R KCR A. Otis D. Hood 40% 59% Triple to RF; Mayberry Scores
Jim Kern replaces Don Hood pitching
John Wathan pinch hits for Darrell Porter (C) batting 7th
b9 3-4 0 --3 O KCR J. Wathan J. Kern -17% 42% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b9 3-4 1 --3 R KCR B. Heise J. Kern 22% 64% Single to CF; Otis Scores
b9 4-4 1 1-- O KCR J. Zdeb J. Kern -7% 57% Flyball: RF
b9 4-4 2 1-- KCR G. Brett J. Kern 5% 61% Walk; Heise to 2B
Buck Martinez pinch hits for Steve Mingori (P) batting 2nd
b9 4-4 2 12- O KCR B. Martinez J. Kern -11% 50% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 10th, Indians Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Doug Bird facing 3-4-5
Doug Bird replaces Buck Martinez (PH) pitching and batting 2nd
John Wathan moves from PH to C
t10 4-4 0 --- CLE L. Blanks D. Bird -8% 42% Single to LF
t10 4-4 0 1-- O CLE A. Thornton D. Bird 8% 50% Strikeout
t10 4-4 1 1-- OO CLE R. Carty D. Bird 14% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 10th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Indians' Rick Waits facing 3-4-5
Rick Waits replaces Jim Kern pitching
b10 4-4 0 --- KCR C. Rojas R. Waits 7% 71% Walk
b10 4-4 0 1-- KCR A. Cowens R. Waits 10% 82% Single to LF; Rojas to 2B
b10 4-4 0 12- O KCR J. Mayberry R. Waits -11% 71% Flyball: CF
b10 4-4 1 12- O KCR A. Otis R. Waits -7% 64% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Rojas to 3B
b10 4-4 2 1-3 O KCR J. Wathan R. Waits -14% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 11th, Indians Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Doug Bird facing 6-7-8
t11 4-4 0 --- O CLE P. Dade D. Bird 6% 56% Foul Flyball: 1B
t11 4-4 1 --- CLE B. Bochte D. Bird -6% 50% Single to LF
t11 4-4 1 1-- O CLE J. Norris D. Bird 7% 57% Lineout: LF
t11 4-4 2 1-- O CLE R. Fosse D. Bird 7% 64% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 11th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Indians' Rick Waits facing 8-9-1
Fred Kendall replaces Ray Fosse playing C batting 9th
b11 4-4 0 --- KCR B. Heise R. Waits 7% 71% Single to LF
b11 4-4 0 1-- KCR J. Zdeb R. Waits 10% 82% Single to CF; Heise to 2B
b11 4-4 0 12- R KCR G. Brett R. Waits 18% 100% Single to RF; Heise Scores; Zdeb to 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 5.

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