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Standings
MIN
@CHW
7
2
OAK
@KCR
6
7
 
(11)
OAK
@KCR
4
5
 
(10)
BOS
@NYY
7
3
CAL
@TEX
4
6
BAL
@TOR
0
4
Forfeit to
Home Team
CIN
@LAD
3
2
CHC
@MON
4
5
NYM
@PHI
2
8
ATL
@SDP
8
7
 
(10)
HOU
@SFG
6
3
PIT
@STL
4
3
PIT
@STL
7
10
Thursday, September 15, 1977,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 3:26
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Athletics
6
56-87
 Lost 3 
6th, 34½ GB
at Royals
7
90-54
 Won 15 
1st
W: Doug Bird (11-4)
L: Doug Bair (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10 11    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       2  2  0   0  0  1   1  0  0   0  0    6  8  5
Royals          0  0  1   1  0  3   1  0  0   0  1    7 13  1
Winning Run scored with 1 out

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rodney Scott 2B 5 2 1 1 1 0 6 .265 .337 .294 .631 0.045 1.10 0.157 -0.113 0.7 2 2 SB
Rob Picciolo SS 6 1 2 1 0 0 6 .194 .216 .253 .469 0.037 1.50 0.197 -0.159 1.4 1 2 2B
Jim Tyrone RF 3 0 1 1 0 1 4 .242 .295 .333 .629 -0.023 1.06 0.042 -0.065 -0.8 1 0 SF
   Matt Alexander PR-RF-CF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .318 .275 .593 0.149 1.94 0.149 0.000 0.6 1 0 2B,SB
Earl Williams 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .241 .287 .399 .686 0.106 1.07 0.159 -0.053 0.1 5 0
   Larry Lintz PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .103 .316 .138 .454 0.020 1.31 0.020 0.000 0.2 SB
   Mike Jorgensen 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .232 .325 .316 .642 -0.093 3.27 0.000 -0.093 -0.4 3 0
Manny Sanguillen DH 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .266 .292 .340 .632 -0.060 1.31 0.104 -0.164 0.1 3B
Wayne Gross 3B 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 .233 .346 .405 .751 -0.084 1.06 0.014 -0.098 -0.5 1 2
Tony Armas CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .252 .293 .407 .700 0.019 0.58 0.047 -0.028 0.1 3 0 2B
   Sheldon Mallory PR-LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .219 .291 .272 .563 -0.094 1.85 0.000 -0.094 -0.6 3 0
Tim Hosley C 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .206 .304 .250 .554 -0.082 1.02 0.020 -0.102 -0.3 6 0
Larry Murray LF-CF 2 2 0 0 2 0 4 .168 .235 .242 .476 -0.040 0.87 0.047 -0.088 0.0 5 0 SB
   Mitchell Page PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .308 .405 .535 .941 -0.060 2.34 0.000 -0.060 -0.2
   Willie Crawford RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .304 .302 .606 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Vida Blue P 0 2
   Doug Bair P 0 0
Team Totals 40 6 8 5 6 4 47 .200 .298 .325 .623 -0.160 1.23 0.956 -1.117 0.3 31 8
2B: R Picciolo (8, off A Hassler); T Armas (7, off R McGilberry); M Alexander (1, off D Bird).
3B: M Sanguillen (5, off A Hassler).
SF: J Tyrone (4, off A Hassler).
TB: M Sanguillen 3; R Picciolo 3; T Armas 2; M Alexander 2; J Tyrone; R Scott; E Williams.
RBI: M Sanguillen (48); E Williams (38); R Picciolo (18); J Tyrone (23); R Scott (17).
2-out RBI: R Scott; R Picciolo; M Sanguillen.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 14.
Fielding
E: T Hosley (4); J Tyrone (7); S Mallory (3); R Picciolo (19); R Scott (18).
Baserunning
SB: R Scott (25, 3rd base off A Hassler/J Wathan); L Murray (10, 2nd base off A Hassler/J Wathan); M Alexander (21, 2nd base off D Bird/J Wathan); L Lintz (11, 2nd base off D Bird/J Wathan).
Pickoffs: R Scott (1st base by R McGilberry).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joe Zdeb LF 4 0 0 1 1 1 5 .270 .318 .362 .680 0.037 1.67 0.132 -0.095 0.2 1 0
   Joe Lahoud PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .264 .365 .358 .724 0.010 5.16 0.010 0.000 0.4 IW
   Bob Heise PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .283 .294 .577 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Hal McRae DH 6 1 2 0 0 1 6 .291 .360 .504 .864 -0.300 2.10 0.042 -0.342 -1.3 2B
George Brett 3B 6 0 2 1 0 0 6 .314 .377 .536 .913 -0.045 2.44 0.199 -0.244 0.0 1 1 2·SB
Al Cowens RF 6 1 2 0 0 1 6 .302 .349 .508 .857 -0.034 1.64 0.175 -0.209 -0.3 5 0 3B
Amos Otis CF 2 1 0 1 2 0 5 .249 .341 .425 .766 0.064 2.04 0.127 -0.063 0.3 4 0 SB,SF
   Willie Wilson PR-CF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.116 3.25 0.119 -0.002 0.5 2 0 SB
John Wathan C 4 2 4 1 0 0 4 .355 .370 .495 .865 0.212 1.12 0.212 0.000 1.9 3 1
   Dave Nelson PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .279 .308 .587 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Darrell Porter C 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .281 .359 .468 .827 -0.127 3.91 0.010 -0.137 -0.4 2 0 IW
John Mayberry 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 5 .234 .345 .407 .752 0.256 2.31 0.362 -0.105 1.0 9 1 2B,SH
   U.L. Washington PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .667 .000 .667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Pete LaCock 1B 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .291 .336 .399 .735 0.290 4.29 0.290 0.000 1.0 1 0
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 0 1 0 2 5 .262 .318 .363 .681 -0.121 1.94 0.023 -0.143 -1.1 3 4 SF,SH
Frank White 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .244 .287 .347 .634 -0.016 1.31 0.052 -0.068 -0.2 1 3
   Tom Poquette PH-LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .292 .333 .413 .746 -0.004 4.67 0.000 -0.004 0.2 0 0 IW
Andy Hassler P 0 0
   Randy McGilberry P 1 1
   Doug Bird P 0 1
Team Totals 41 7 13 6 7 6 52 .317 .400 .415 .815 0.338 2.18 1.753 -1.412 2.2 33 12
2B: H McRae (49, off V Blue); J Mayberry (20, off D Bair).
3B: A Cowens (11, off V Blue).
SF: F Patek (7, off V Blue); A Otis (8, off V Blue).
SH: J Mayberry (1, off V Blue); F Patek (12, off D Bair).
IBB: T Poquette (1, by D Bair); J Lahoud (1, by D Bair); D Porter (6, by D Bair).
TB: A Cowens 4; J Wathan 4; H McRae 3; J Mayberry 2; G Brett 2; W Wilson; P LaCock.
RBI: F Patek (57); A Otis (72); J Wathan (19); P LaCock (28); G Brett (79); J Zdeb (23).
2-out RBI: J Zdeb; G Brett.
Team LOB: 14.
With RISP: 3 for 15.
Fielding
E: F White (7).
Baserunning
SB: A Otis (20, 2nd base off V Blue/T Hosley); G Brett 2 (13, 2nd base off D Bair/T Hosley, 3rd base off D Bair/T Hosley); W Wilson (2, 2nd base off D Bair/T Hosley).

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vida Blue 7 9 6 3 3 3 0 3.82 34 41 -0.369 1.48 -2.4
Doug Bair, L (3-3) 3.1 4 1 1 4 3 0 3.62 18 0 0 0.031 3.35 0.1
Team Totals 10.1 13 7 4 7 6 0 3.48 52 41 0 0 -0.338 2.18 -2.2

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Andy Hassler 3 3 4 2 5 2 0 4.30 18 38 -0.296 0.80 -3.5
Randy McGilberry 3.1 3 2 2 0 1 0 3.38 12 2 0 0.059 0.87 1.5
Doug Bird, W (11-4) 4.2 2 0 0 1 1 0 3.96 17 1 1 0.399 1.92 1.6
Team Totals 11 8 6 4 6 4 0 3.27 47 38 3 1 0.162 1.23 -0.3
A Hassler faced 2 batters in the 4th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: V Blue 2 (11).
HBP: None.
IBB: D Bair 3 (7; T Poquette, J Lahoud, D Porter).
Pickoffs: R McGilberry (1; R Scott, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim McKean, 1B - Bill Haller, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - Bill Kunkel.
Time of Game: 3:26.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 63° F, Rain.

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics         Kansas City Royals
1 Rodney Scott 2B 1 Joe Zdeb LF
2 Rob Picciolo SS 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Jim Tyrone RF 3 George Brett 3B
4 Earl Williams 1B 4 Al Cowens RF
5 Manny Sanguillen DH 5 Amos Otis CF
6 Wayne Gross 3B 6 John Wathan C
7 Tony Armas CF 7 John Mayberry 1B
8 Tim Hosley C 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Larry Murray LF 9 Frank White 2B
Vida Blue P Andy Hassler P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b11 6-6 1 12- R KCR P. LaCock D. Bair 29% 100% Single to LF; Wilson Scores; Porter to 2B
b10 6-6 1 123 O KCR H. McRae D. Bair -17% 66% Strikeout
b10 6-6 0 --- KCR J. Mayberry D. Bair 17% 81% Double to RF
b10 6-6 2 123 O KCR G. Brett D. Bair -16% 50% Flyball: CF
t7 5-5 1 -2- R OAK E. Williams D. Bird -16% 31% Single (CF-RF); Alexander Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- OAK R. Scott A. Hassler -4% 46% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- OAK R. Picciolo A. Hassler -5% 41% Single to CF; Scott to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- OAK J. Tyrone A. Hassler -3% 38% Scott Steals 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 RO OAK J. Tyrone A. Hassler 2% 40% Lineout: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Scott Scores/unER
t1 1-0 1 1-- O OAK E. Williams A. Hassler 3% 43% Strikeout
t1 1-0 2 1-- R OAK M. Sanguillen A. Hassler -10% 32% Triple to LF; Picciolo Scores/unER
t1 2-0 2 --3 O OAK W. Gross A. Hassler 3% 35% Popfly: SS
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O KCR J. Zdeb V. Blue -2% 33% Lineout: CF
b1 0-2 1 --- KCR H. McRae V. Blue 3% 35% Single to LF
b1 0-2 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett V. Blue -2% 33% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Brett to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw to 1B)
b1 0-2 2 -2- O KCR A. Cowens V. Blue -3% 30% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- O OAK T. Armas A. Hassler 2% 32% Lineout: CF
t2 2-0 1 --- O OAK T. Hosley A. Hassler 1% 33% Flyball: LF
t2 2-0 2 --- OAK L. Murray A. Hassler -1% 32% Walk
t2 2-0 2 1-- OAK R. Scott A. Hassler -1% 32% Murray Steals 2B
t2 2-0 2 -2- OAK R. Scott A. Hassler -1% 31% Walk
t2 2-0 2 12- RR OAK R. Picciolo A. Hassler -14% 17% Double to RF; Murray Scores; Scott Scores/Adv on throw/No RBI
t2 4-0 2 -2- O OAK J. Tyrone A. Hassler 2% 18% Strikeout
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 5-6-7
b2 0-4 0 --- O KCR A. Otis V. Blue -2% 16% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-4 1 --- KCR J. Wathan V. Blue 2% 18% Single to LF
b2 0-4 1 1-- O KCR J. Mayberry V. Blue -2% 17% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Wathan to 2B
b2 0-4 2 -2- O KCR F. Patek V. Blue -2% 14% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 4-5-6
t3 4-0 0 --- O OAK E. Williams A. Hassler 1% 15% Flyball: RF
t3 4-0 1 --- O OAK M. Sanguillen A. Hassler 1% 16% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 4-0 2 --- OAK W. Gross A. Hassler -1% 15% Walk
t3 4-0 2 1-- O OAK T. Armas A. Hassler 1% 16% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 9-1-2
b3 0-4 0 --- O KCR F. White V. Blue -2% 14% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-4 1 --- O KCR J. Zdeb V. Blue -1% 13% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-4 2 --- KCR H. McRae V. Blue 2% 15% Double to LF
b3 0-4 2 -2- R KCR G. Brett V. Blue 6% 21% Single to LF; McRae Scores
b3 1-4 2 1-- KCR A. Cowens V. Blue 2% 23% Single to CF; Brett to 2B
b3 1-4 2 12- O KCR A. Otis V. Blue -4% 19% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 8-9-1
t4 4-1 0 --- OAK T. Hosley A. Hassler -2% 17% Walk
t4 4-1 0 1-- OAK L. Murray A. Hassler -3% 14% Walk; Hosley to 2B
Randy McGilberry replaces Andy Hassler pitching
t4 4-1 0 12- O OAK R. Scott R. McGilberry 3% 17% Popfly: 1B
t4 4-1 1 12- O OAK R. Picciolo R. McGilberry 3% 19% Flyball: RF
t4 4-1 2 12- O OAK J. Tyrone R. McGilberry 3% 22% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 6-7-8
b4 1-4 0 --- KCR J. Wathan V. Blue 6% 28% Single to RF; Wathan to 2B/Adv on E9
b4 1-4 0 -2- O KCR J. Mayberry V. Blue -2% 26% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Wathan to 3B
b4 1-4 1 --3 RO KCR F. Patek V. Blue 1% 26% Lineout: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Wathan Scores/unER
b4 2-4 2 --- O KCR F. White V. Blue -1% 25% Lineout: 3B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Randy McGilberry facing 4-5-6
t5 4-2 0 --- O OAK E. Williams R. McGilberry 2% 27% Flyball: CF
t5 4-2 1 --- O OAK M. Sanguillen R. McGilberry 1% 28% Strikeout
t5 4-2 2 --- O OAK W. Gross R. McGilberry 1% 29% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 1-2-3
b5 2-4 0 --- O KCR J. Zdeb V. Blue -3% 26% Lineout: 2B
b5 2-4 1 --- O KCR H. McRae V. Blue -2% 24% Flyball: RF
b5 2-4 2 --- O KCR G. Brett V. Blue -1% 22% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Randy McGilberry facing 7-8-9
t6 4-2 0 --- OAK T. Armas R. McGilberry -5% 17% Double to RF
Sheldon Mallory pinch runs for Tony Armas (CF) batting 7th
t6 4-2 0 -2- O OAK T. Hosley R. McGilberry 1% 18% Groundout: 1B-P; Mallory to 3B
t6 4-2 1 --3 O OAK L. Murray R. McGilberry 5% 23% Fielder's Choice SS; Mallory out at Hm/SS-C-3B; Murray to 2B
t6 4-2 2 -2- R OAK R. Scott R. McGilberry -8% 15% Single to CF; Murray Scores
t6 5-2 2 1-- O OAK R. Picciolo R. McGilberry 1% 16% Scott Picked off 1B (P-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 4-5-6
Sheldon Mallory moves from PR to LF
Larry Murray moves from LF to CF
b6 2-5 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens V. Blue -3% 14% Flyball: LF
b6 2-5 1 --- KCR A. Otis V. Blue 3% 17% Walk
b6 2-5 1 1-- KCR J. Wathan V. Blue 3% 20% Otis Steals 2B; Otis to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b6 2-5 1 --3 R KCR J. Wathan V. Blue 6% 27% Single to LF; Otis Scores
b6 3-5 1 1-- KCR J. Mayberry V. Blue 2% 29% Wild Pitch; Wathan to 2B
b6 3-5 1 -2- KCR J. Mayberry V. Blue 4% 32% Walk
b6 3-5 1 12- O KCR F. Patek V. Blue -7% 25% Strikeout Looking
b6 3-5 2 12- KCR F. White V. Blue 5% 30% Fielder's Choice ; Wathan to 3B; Mayberry to 2B/Adv on E4
b6 3-5 2 123 R KCR J. Zdeb V. Blue 13% 44% Walk; Wathan Scores/unER; Mayberry to 3B; White to 2B
b6 4-5 2 123 R KCR H. McRae V. Blue 15% 59% Wild Pitch; Mayberry Scores/unER; White to 3B; Zdeb to 2B
b6 5-5 2 -23 O KCR H. McRae V. Blue -9% 50% Lineout: CF
3 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 5.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Tied 5-5, Royals' Randy McGilberry facing 2-3-4
t7 5-5 0 --- O OAK R. Picciolo R. McGilberry 4% 54% Lineout: RF
t7 5-5 1 --- OAK J. Tyrone R. McGilberry -4% 50% Single to CF
Doug Bird replaces Randy McGilberry pitching
Matt Alexander pinch runs for Jim Tyrone (RF) batting 3rd
t7 5-5 1 1-- OAK E. Williams D. Bird -3% 47% Alexander Steals 2B
t7 5-5 1 -2- R OAK E. Williams D. Bird -16% 31% Single (CF-RF); Alexander Scores
Larry Lintz pinch runs for Earl Williams (1B) batting 4th
t7 6-5 1 1-- OAK M. Sanguillen D. Bird -2% 29% Lintz Steals 2B
t7 6-5 1 -2- O OAK M. Sanguillen D. Bird 4% 33% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 6-5 2 -2- OAK W. Gross D. Bird -1% 32% Walk
t7 6-5 2 12- O OAK S. Mallory D. Bird 5% 37% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-6, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 3-4-5
Mike Jorgensen replaces Larry Lintz (PR) playing 1B batting 4th
Matt Alexander moves from PR to RF
b7 5-6 0 --- O KCR G. Brett V. Blue -5% 32% Lineout: CF
b7 5-6 1 --- KCR A. Cowens V. Blue 15% 47% Triple (CF-RF)
b7 5-6 1 --3 RO KCR A. Otis V. Blue 5% 52% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Cowens Scores
b7 6-6 2 --- KCR J. Wathan V. Blue 4% 56% Single to LF; Wathan to 2B/Adv on E7
Dave Nelson pinch runs for John Wathan (C) batting 6th
b7 6-6 2 -2- O KCR J. Mayberry V. Blue -6% 50% Popfly: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 6.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Tied 6-6, Royals' Doug Bird facing 8-9-1
Darrell Porter replaces Dave Nelson (PR) playing C batting 6th
t8 6-6 0 --- O OAK T. Hosley D. Bird 5% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 6-6 1 --- O OAK L. Murray D. Bird 4% 58% Lineout: RF
t8 6-6 2 --- O OAK R. Scott D. Bird 3% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 6-6, Athletics' Doug Bair facing 8-9-1
Doug Bair replaces Vida Blue pitching
b8 6-6 0 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Bair -5% 56% Flyball: CF
b8 6-6 1 --- O KCR F. White D. Bair -4% 53% Lineout: LF
b8 6-6 2 --- O KCR J. Zdeb D. Bair -3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 6.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Tied 6-6, Royals' Doug Bird facing 2-3-4
t9 6-6 0 --- O OAK R. Picciolo D. Bird 6% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 6-6 1 --- OAK M. Alexander D. Bird -12% 44% Double to LF
t9 6-6 1 -2- O OAK M. Jorgensen D. Bird 9% 54% Lineout: 1B
t9 6-6 2 -2- O OAK M. Sanguillen D. Bird 10% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 6-6, Athletics' Doug Bair facing 2-3-4
b9 6-6 0 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Bair -6% 58% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 6-6 1 --- KCR G. Brett D. Bair 6% 64% Single to LF
b9 6-6 1 1-- KCR A. Cowens D. Bair 6% 70% Brett Steals 2B
b9 6-6 1 -2- O KCR A. Cowens D. Bair -9% 61% Strikeout Looking
b9 6-6 2 -2- KCR A. Otis D. Bair 2% 63% Brett Steals 3B
b9 6-6 2 --3 KCR A. Otis D. Bair 1% 64% Walk
Willie Wilson pinch runs for Amos Otis (CF) batting 5th
b9 6-6 2 1-3 KCR D. Porter D. Bair -0% 64% Defensive Indifference; Wilson to 2B
b9 6-6 2 -23 O KCR D. Porter D. Bair -14% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 6.
Top of the 10th, Athletics Batting, Tied 6-6, Royals' Doug Bird facing 6-7-8
Willie Wilson moves from PR to CF
t10 6-6 0 --- O OAK W. Gross D. Bird 6% 56% Flyball: CF
t10 6-6 1 --- O OAK S. Mallory D. Bird 5% 61% Lineout: CF
t10 6-6 2 --- O OAK T. Hosley D. Bird 3% 64% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 10th, Royals Batting, Tied 6-6, Athletics' Doug Bair facing 7-8-9
b10 6-6 0 --- KCR J. Mayberry D. Bair 17% 81% Double to RF
U.L. Washington pinch runs for John Mayberry (1B) batting 7th
b10 6-6 0 -2- O KCR F. Patek D. Bair 2% 83% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Washington to 3B
Tom Poquette pinch hits for Frank White (2B) batting 9th
b10 6-6 1 --3 KCR T. Poquette D. Bair -0% 83% Intentional Walk
Joe Lahoud pinch hits for Joe Zdeb (LF) batting 1st
b10 6-6 1 1-3 KCR J. Lahoud D. Bair 1% 83% Intentional Walk; Poquette to 2B
Bob Heise pinch runs for Joe Lahoud (PH) batting 1st
b10 6-6 1 123 O KCR H. McRae D. Bair -17% 66% Strikeout
b10 6-6 2 123 O KCR G. Brett D. Bair -16% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 6.
Top of the 11th, Athletics Batting, Tied 6-6, Royals' Doug Bird facing 9-1-2
Pete LaCock replaces U.L. Washington (PR) playing 1B batting 7th
Bob Heise moves from PR to 2B
Tom Poquette moves from PH to LF
Mitchell Page pinch hits for Larry Murray (CF) batting 9th
t11 6-6 0 --- O OAK M. Page D. Bird 6% 56% Foul Popfly: C
t11 6-6 1 --- O OAK R. Scott D. Bird 5% 61% Flyball: RF
t11 6-6 2 --- O OAK R. Picciolo D. Bird 3% 64% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 11th, Royals Batting, Tied 6-6, Athletics' Doug Bair facing 4-5-6
Matt Alexander moves from RF to CF
Willie Crawford replaces Mitchell Page (PH) playing RF batting 9th
b11 6-6 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens D. Bair -6% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B
b11 6-6 1 --- KCR W. Wilson D. Bair 6% 64% Single to LF
b11 6-6 1 1-- KCR D. Porter D. Bair 6% 70% Wilson Steals 2B
b11 6-6 1 -2- KCR D. Porter D. Bair 1% 71% Intentional Walk
b11 6-6 1 12- R KCR P. LaCock D. Bair 29% 100% Single to LF; Wilson Scores; Porter to 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 7.

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