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1
7
Saturday, October 5, 1985,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 32,949, Time of Game: 3:23
Athletics
4
76-85
 Lost 2 
4th, 15 GB
at Royals
5
91-70
 Won 4 
1st
L: Jay Howell (9-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   1  2  1   0  0  0   0    4 10  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  2   2  0  0   1    5 14  1
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alfredo Griffin SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 .270 .622 0.050 1.16 0.050 0.000 0.5 0 0 SB
   Rob Picciolo 3B-SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 .286 .637 0.006 0.99 0.060 -0.054 -0.3 2 2
Tony Phillips 3B-2B 4 1 0 0 1 2 .282 .797 -0.119 1.20 0.013 -0.133 -0.8 2 4
Bruce Bochte 1B 5 1 1 2 0 1 .295 .806 0.048 1.35 0.206 -0.158 0.9 12 0 HR
Dave Kingman DH 4 1 2 0 0 2 .238 .726 0.085 0.96 0.123 -0.038 0.5 2B
Mike Davis RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .287 .832 -0.117 1.30 0.055 -0.171 -0.7 2 0 SB,GDP
Dwayne Murphy CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 .235 .745 -0.070 1.52 0.079 -0.149 -0.3 2 0 2B,CS
Jose Canseco LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 .315 .848 0.016 1.09 0.108 -0.092 0.5 1 0
Mike Heath C-3B 2 0 0 1 1 1 .248 .711 -0.044 1.17 0.024 -0.069 -0.3 8 2 SF
Mike Gallego 2B-SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .178 .587 -0.084 1.09 0.000 -0.084 -0.9 0 3
   Dave Collins PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .648 -0.059 2.33 0.000 -0.059 -0.2
   Charlie O'Brien C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .929 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Tim Birtsas P 0 0
   Steve Ontiveros P 0 0
   Jay Howell P 0 0
Team Totals 36 4 10 4 2 7 .278 .724 -0.288 1.22 0.718 -1.007 -1.1 29 11
2B: D Kingman (16, off B Saberhagen); D Murphy (21, off B Saberhagen).
HR: B Bochte (14, off B Saberhagen; 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
SF: M Heath (4, off B Saberhagen).
TB: B Bochte 4; D Murphy 3; D Kingman 3; J Canseco 2; M Davis; A Griffin; R Picciolo.
GIDP: M Davis (10).
RBI: B Bochte 2 (60); M Heath (53); J Canseco (13).
2-out RBI: B Bochte 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Heath-R Picciolo.
Baserunning
SB: A Griffin (24, 2nd base off B Saberhagen/J Sundberg); M Davis (24, 2nd base off B Saberhagen/J Sundberg).
CS: D Murphy (5, 3rd base by B Saberhagen/J Sundberg).
Pickoffs: J Canseco (1st base by B Saberhagen).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lonnie Smith LF 6 1 1 0 0 1 .257 .690 -0.276 1.94 0.051 -0.327 -1.6 2 0
Willie Wilson CF 6 1 3 1 0 0 .278 .724 0.353 1.93 0.465 -0.111 1.2 1 0 2B
George Brett 3B 3 2 1 2 2 0 .335 1.022 0.177 1.36 0.207 -0.030 1.8 3 2 HR
Frank White 2B 5 0 2 1 0 2 .249 .698 0.076 1.93 0.201 -0.125 0.3 1 9
Steve Balboni 1B 5 0 2 1 0 1 .243 .783 0.085 2.20 0.247 -0.162 0.1 13 1
Darryl Motley DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .676 -0.037 0.72 0.000 -0.037 -0.3
   Jorge Orta PH 3 0 1 0 0 0 .267 .700 -0.127 2.83 0.060 -0.187 -0.5 2B
Jim Sundberg C 4 0 2 0 1 0 .245 .689 0.032 1.84 0.155 -0.123 0.3 7 1 2B,CS
Lynn Jones RF 1 0 0 0 1 1 .213 .515 -0.033 0.87 0.014 -0.047 -0.3 2 0
   Pat Sheridan PH-RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 .228 .642 -0.063 3.04 0.118 -0.182 -0.7 1 0 2B
Buddy Biancalana SS 1 0 0 0 1 1 .188 .538 -0.004 1.10 0.021 -0.024 0.0 0 0
   Omar Moreno PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .622 -0.039 1.54 0.000 -0.039 -0.2
   Onix Concepcion SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Dane Iorg PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .214 .587 -0.057 2.37 0.000 -0.057 -0.3
   Greg Pryor SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 .218 .535 0.125 3.17 0.125 0.000 0.5 0 1
Bret Saberhagen P 0 0
   Joe Beckwith P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 42 5 14 5 5 7 .333 .904 0.212 1.91 1.664 -1.451 0.4 30 15
2B: W Wilson (25, off T Birtsas); J Orta (21, off S Ontiveros); J Sundberg (12, off T Birtsas); P Sheridan (9, off J Howell).
HR: G Brett (30, off T Birtsas; 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: W Wilson 4; G Brett 4; J Sundberg 3; S Balboni 2; J Orta 2; F White 2; P Sheridan 2; G Pryor; L Smith.
RBI: G Brett 2 (112); F White (69); W Wilson (43); S Balboni (88).
2-out RBI: W Wilson; F White; S Balboni.
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 4 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. O Concepcion-F White-S Balboni.
E: B Saberhagen (2).
Baserunning
CS: J Sundberg (2, 3rd base by T Birtsas/M Heath).

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tim Birtsas 5.1 4 2 2 2 5 1 4.01 21 55 0.148 1.02 0.8
Steve Ontiveros, H (8) 0.1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1.93 4 0 0 -0.079 1.48 -0.5
Jay Howell, BS (7), L (9-8) 4 8 3 3 2 2 0 2.85 22 3 0 -0.280 2.80 -0.6
Team Totals 9.2 14 5 5 5 7 1 4.66 47 55 3 0 -0.211 1.91 -0.4

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen 6 8 4 4 2 6 1 2.87 26 44 -0.131 1.01 -1.0
Joe Beckwith 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.13 3 0 0 0.035 0.46 0.5
Dan Quisenberry, W (8-9) 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.37 10 0 0 0.384 2.07 1.5
Team Totals 10 10 4 4 2 7 1 3.60 39 44 0 0 0.288 1.22 1.1
Balks: None.
WP: J Howell (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: B Saberhagen (3; J Canseco, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Marty Springstead, 1B - Vic Voltaggio, 2B - Durwood Merrill, 3B - Jim McKean.
Time of Game: 3:23.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics         Kansas City Royals
1 Alfredo Griffin SS 1 Lonnie Smith LF
2 Tony Phillips 3B 2 Willie Wilson CF
3 Bruce Bochte 1B 3 George Brett 3B
4 Dave Kingman DH 4 Frank White 2B
5 Mike Davis RF 5 Steve Balboni 1B
6 Dwayne Murphy CF 6 Darryl Motley DH
7 Jose Canseco LF 7 Jim Sundberg C
8 Mike Heath C 8 Lynn Jones RF
9 Mike Gallego 2B 9 Buddy Biancalana SS
Tim Birtsas P Bret Saberhagen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b10 4-4 2 1-3 R KCR W. Wilson J. Howell 36% 100% Single; Sheridan Scores; Pryor to 2B
b7 3-4 2 12- R KCR S. Balboni J. Howell 23% 57% Single; Brett Scores; White to 2B
t5 1-0 2 1-- RR OAK B. Bochte B. Saberhagen -21% 18% Home Run; Phillips Scores
b10 4-4 1 1-3 O KCR L. Smith J. Howell -19% 64% Lineout: SS
b7 2-4 2 1-3 R KCR F. White J. Howell 13% 35% Single; Smith Scores; Brett to 2B

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' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- OAK A. Griffin B. Saberhagen -4% 46% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- O OAK T. Phillips B. Saberhagen 2% 48% Strikeout, Griffin Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O OAK B. Bochte B. Saberhagen 3% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O OAK D. Kingman B. Saberhagen 3% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Tim Birtsas facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR L. Smith T. Birtsas -2% 53% Foul Flyball: 1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson T. Birtsas -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett T. Birtsas -1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- OAK M. Davis B. Saberhagen -4% 46% Single
t2 0-0 0 1-- O OAK D. Murphy B. Saberhagen 4% 50% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 1-- OAK J. Canseco B. Saberhagen -2% 48% Davis Steals 2B
t2 0-0 1 -2- O OAK J. Canseco B. Saberhagen 4% 52% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 2 -2- OAK M. Heath B. Saberhagen -1% 51% Walk
t2 0-0 2 12- O OAK M. Gallego B. Saberhagen 4% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Tim Birtsas facing 4-5-6
Tony Phillips moves from 3B to 2B
Rob Picciolo replaces Alfredo Griffin (SS) playing 3B batting 1st
Mike Gallego moves from 2B to SS
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. White T. Birtsas -2% 53% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni T. Birtsas -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O KCR D. Motley T. Birtsas -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- O OAK R. Picciolo B. Saberhagen 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O OAK T. Phillips B. Saberhagen 2% 54% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 --- O OAK B. Bochte B. Saberhagen 1% 56% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Tim Birtsas facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- KCR J. Sundberg T. Birtsas 7% 62% Double
b3 0-0 0 -2- O KCR L. Jones T. Birtsas -5% 58% Strikeout
b3 0-0 1 -2- KCR B. Biancalana T. Birtsas 2% 60% Walk
b3 0-0 1 12- OO KCR L. Smith T. Birtsas -10% 50% Double Play: Strikeout, Sundberg Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- OAK D. Kingman B. Saberhagen -7% 43% Double
t4 0-0 0 -2- O OAK M. Davis B. Saberhagen 5% 48% Foul Flyball: 3B
t4 0-0 1 -2- OAK D. Murphy B. Saberhagen -6% 42% Single; Kingman to 3B
t4 0-0 1 1-3 R OAK J. Canseco B. Saberhagen -8% 34% Single; Kingman Scores; Murphy to 2B
t4 1-0 1 12- O OAK M. Heath B. Saberhagen 5% 39% Murphy Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B); Canseco to 2B
t4 1-0 2 -2- O OAK M. Heath B. Saberhagen 3% 43% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Tim Birtsas facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- KCR W. Wilson T. Birtsas 8% 51% Double
b4 0-1 0 -2- O KCR G. Brett T. Birtsas -2% 49% Flyball: RF; Wilson to 3B
b4 0-1 1 --3 O KCR F. White T. Birtsas -8% 41% Strikeout
b4 0-1 2 --3 O KCR S. Balboni T. Birtsas -5% 36% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
t5 1-0 0 --- O OAK M. Gallego B. Saberhagen 2% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-0 1 --- O OAK R. Picciolo B. Saberhagen 2% 40% Lineout: 1B
t5 1-0 2 --- OAK T. Phillips B. Saberhagen -1% 39% Walk
t5 1-0 2 1-- RR OAK B. Bochte B. Saberhagen -21% 18% Home Run; Phillips Scores
t5 3-0 2 --- O OAK D. Kingman B. Saberhagen 1% 19% Strikeout
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Tim Birtsas facing 6-7-8
b5 0-3 0 --- O KCR D. Motley T. Birtsas -3% 16% Flyball: RF
b5 0-3 1 --- O KCR J. Sundberg T. Birtsas -2% 15% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-3 2 --- KCR L. Jones T. Birtsas 1% 16% Walk
b5 0-3 2 1-- O KCR B. Biancalana T. Birtsas -2% 13% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
t6 3-0 0 --- O OAK M. Davis B. Saberhagen 1% 15% Flyball: LF
t6 3-0 1 --- OAK D. Murphy B. Saberhagen -2% 13% Double
t6 3-0 1 -2- OAK J. Canseco B. Saberhagen -2% 10% Single; Murphy to 3B
t6 3-0 1 1-3 RO OAK M. Heath B. Saberhagen -1% 9% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Murphy Scores
t6 4-0 2 1-- OAK M. Gallego B. Saberhagen -0% 8% Canseco Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Canseco to 2B
t6 4-0 2 -2- O OAK M. Gallego B. Saberhagen 1% 10% Baserunner Out Advancing; Canseco out at 3B/1B-3B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Athletics' Tim Birtsas facing 1-2-3
b6 0-4 0 --- O KCR L. Smith T. Birtsas -2% 8% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-4 1 --- KCR W. Wilson T. Birtsas 2% 10% Single
b6 0-4 1 1-- RR KCR G. Brett T. Birtsas 12% 22% Home Run; Wilson Scores
Steve Ontiveros replaces Tim Birtsas pitching
b6 2-4 1 --- O KCR F. White S. Ontiveros -2% 20% Flyball: LF
b6 2-4 2 --- KCR S. Balboni S. Ontiveros 2% 22% Single
Jorge Orta pinch hits for Darryl Motley (DH) batting 6th
b6 2-4 2 1-- KCR J. Orta S. Ontiveros 6% 28% Double; Balboni to 3B
b6 2-4 2 -23 KCR J. Sundberg S. Ontiveros 2% 30% Walk
Jay Howell replaces Steve Ontiveros pitching
Pat Sheridan pinch hits for Lynn Jones (RF) batting 8th
b6 2-4 2 123 O KCR P. Sheridan J. Howell -12% 18% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Joe Beckwith facing 9-1-2
Joe Beckwith replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
Pat Sheridan moves from PH to RF
t7 4-2 0 --- O OAK M. Gallego J. Beckwith 2% 20% Flyball: LF
t7 4-2 1 --- O OAK R. Picciolo J. Beckwith 1% 21% Strikeout
t7 4-2 2 --- O OAK T. Phillips J. Beckwith 1% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Athletics' Jay Howell facing 9-1-2
Omar Moreno pinch hits for Buddy Biancalana (SS) batting 9th
b7 2-4 0 --- O KCR O. Moreno J. Howell -4% 18% Flyball: CF
b7 2-4 1 --- KCR L. Smith J. Howell 5% 22% Single
b7 2-4 1 1-- O KCR W. Wilson J. Howell -4% 19% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Smith to 2B
b7 2-4 2 -2- KCR G. Brett J. Howell 0% 19% Wild Pitch; Smith to 3B
b7 2-4 2 --3 KCR G. Brett J. Howell 3% 22% Walk
b7 2-4 2 1-3 R KCR F. White J. Howell 13% 35% Single; Smith Scores; Brett to 2B
b7 3-4 2 12- R KCR S. Balboni J. Howell 23% 57% Single; Brett Scores; White to 2B
b7 4-4 2 12- O KCR J. Orta J. Howell -7% 50% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 3-4-5
Dan Quisenberry replaces Joe Beckwith pitching
Onix Concepcion replaces Omar Moreno (PH) playing SS batting 9th
t8 4-4 0 --- O OAK B. Bochte D. Quisenberry 5% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 4-4 1 --- OAK D. Kingman D. Quisenberry -5% 50% Single
t8 4-4 1 1-- OO OAK M. Davis D. Quisenberry 11% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Athletics' Jay Howell facing 7-8-9
b8 4-4 0 --- KCR J. Sundberg J. Howell 6% 67% Single
b8 4-4 0 1-- O KCR P. Sheridan J. Howell -6% 61% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Sheridan to 1B
Dane Iorg pinch hits for Onix Concepcion (SS) batting 9th
b8 4-4 1 1-- O KCR D. Iorg J. Howell -6% 55% Strikeout
b8 4-4 2 1-- O KCR L. Smith J. Howell -5% 50% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 6-7-8
Greg Pryor replaces Dane Iorg (PH) playing SS batting 9th
t9 4-4 0 --- O OAK D. Murphy D. Quisenberry 6% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 4-4 1 --- O OAK J. Canseco D. Quisenberry 4% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 4-4 2 --- O OAK M. Heath D. Quisenberry 3% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Athletics' Jay Howell facing 2-3-4
b9 4-4 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Howell -6% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 4-4 1 --- KCR G. Brett J. Howell 5% 64% Walk
b9 4-4 1 1-- KCR F. White J. Howell 7% 71% Single; Brett to 2B
b9 4-4 1 12- O KCR S. Balboni J. Howell -10% 61% Strikeout
b9 4-4 2 12- O KCR J. Orta J. Howell -11% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 10th, Athletics Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 9-1-2
Dave Collins pinch hits for Mike Gallego (SS) batting 9th
t10 4-4 0 --- O OAK D. Collins D. Quisenberry 6% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
t10 4-4 1 --- OAK R. Picciolo D. Quisenberry -6% 50% Single
t10 4-4 1 1-- O OAK T. Phillips D. Quisenberry 7% 57% Flyball: RF
t10 4-4 2 1-- O OAK B. Bochte D. Quisenberry 7% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 10th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Athletics' Jay Howell facing 7-8-9
Charlie O'Brien replaces Dave Collins (PH) playing C batting 9th
Mike Heath moves from C to 3B
Rob Picciolo moves from 3B to SS
b10 4-4 0 --- O KCR J. Sundberg J. Howell -6% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B
b10 4-4 1 --- KCR P. Sheridan J. Howell 12% 70% Double
b10 4-4 1 -2- KCR G. Pryor J. Howell 13% 82% Single; Sheridan to 3B
b10 4-4 1 1-3 O KCR L. Smith J. Howell -19% 64% Lineout: SS
b10 4-4 2 1-3 R KCR W. Wilson J. Howell 36% 100% Single; Sheridan Scores; Pryor to 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 5.

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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.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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