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Standings
CHW
@BAL
5
1
BOS
@CAL
12
3
CLE
@KCR
2
0
NYY
@MIN
4
7
DET
@OAK
1
2
 
(13)
MIL
@SEA
10
8
TEX
@TOR
2
3
 
(10)
HOU
@ATL
12
3
SDP
@CHC
5
7
MON
@NYM
6
7
CIN
@PHI
8
5
SFG
@PIT
2
4
LAD
@STL
4
5
 
(10)
Friday, May 1, 1987,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 27,281, Time of Game: 2:24
Indians
2
9-14
 Won 3 
7th, 10½ GB
at Royals
0
9-11
 Lost 1 
4th, 3 GB
W: Phil Niekro (2-0)
L: Mark Gubicza (1-4)
S: Rich Yett (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  0    2  6  1
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  6  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Bernazard 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .208 .228 .351 .578 -0.072 0.69 0.000 -0.072 -0.7 2 1
Julio Franco SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .323 .394 .473 .867 0.028 0.67 0.071 -0.042 0.2 0 6 2B
Joe Carter 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .253 .297 .505 .802 0.033 0.93 0.104 -0.071 -0.2 12 0 2B
Mel Hall LF 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .226 .273 .419 .692 0.126 1.14 0.199 -0.074 0.5 5 0 HR
   Otis Nixon LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .059 .200 .059 .259 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Brook Jacoby 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .250 .348 .413 .760 -0.008 0.77 0.050 -0.058 0.2 1 4 SB
Pat Tabler DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .333 .398 .548 .945 -0.026 0.69 0.023 -0.048 -0.5 2B
Cory Snyder RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .258 .290 .506 .796 -0.104 1.04 0.000 -0.104 -1.1 3 0
Brett Butler CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .125 .222 .250 .472 -0.073 0.89 0.000 -0.073 -0.8 0 0
Chris Bando C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .188 .257 .250 .507 -0.069 0.88 0.000 -0.069 -0.7 4 0
Phil Niekro P 0 3
   Rich Yett P 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 6 2 0 6 33 .182 .182 .364 .545 -0.165 0.85 0.447 -0.611 -3.1 27 14
2B: P Tabler (9, off M Gubicza); J Franco (8, off M Gubicza); J Carter (6, off M Gubicza).
HR: M Hall (4, off M Gubicza, 7th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to CF).
TB: M Hall 4; J Franco 2; J Carter 2; P Tabler 2; B Jacoby 2.
RBI: M Hall 2 (11).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Jacoby-T Bernazard-J Carter.
E: J Franco (3).
Baserunning
SB: B Jacoby (1, 2nd base off M Gubicza/J Quirk).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .235 .271 .309 .579 -0.030 1.60 0.080 -0.109 -0.6 6 0
Kevin Seitzer 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .375 .444 .588 1.032 -0.107 1.64 0.039 -0.146 -0.5 1 1 2B
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .197 .291 .303 .593 0.056 1.64 0.112 -0.056 0.2 1 4
Hal McRae DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .385 .300 .685 -0.304 2.42 0.000 -0.304 -2.2 GDP
Danny Tartabull RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .288 .333 .350 .683 -0.049 1.30 0.060 -0.109 -0.0 2 0
Bo Jackson LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .306 .359 .542 .901 -0.137 1.21 0.000 -0.137 -1.1 1 0
Steve Balboni 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .145 .209 .258 .467 -0.094 0.85 0.000 -0.094 -0.8 8 1
Angel Salazar SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .304 .298 .370 .667 -0.018 0.89 0.017 -0.035 -0.2 1 0
   Thad Bosley PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .154 .154 .154 .308 -0.048 1.81 0.000 -0.048 -0.3
   Buddy Biancalana SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .200 .357 .557 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jamie Quirk C 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .167 .323 .250 .573 0.065 1.12 0.091 -0.026 0.3 6 1
Mark Gubicza P 1 1
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 33 0 6 0 1 4 34 .182 .206 .212 .418 -0.666 1.45 0.399 -1.064 -5.1 27 8
2B: K Seitzer (4, off P Niekro).
TB: K Seitzer 2; J Quirk 2; W Wilson; A Salazar; D Tartabull.
GIDP: H McRae (1).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 9.

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro, W (2-0) 7.1 6 0 0 1 2 0 4.62 28 67 0.374 1.15 3.5
Rich Yett, S (1) 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.70 6 2 0 0.291 2.91 1.5
Team Totals 9 6 0 0 1 4 0 0.00 34 67 2 0 0.665 1.45 5.1

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mark Gubicza, L (1-4) 8.2 6 2 2 0 6 1 4.05 32 70 0.155 0.86 2.8
Dan Quisenberry 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0.010 0.35 0.3
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 0 6 1 2.00 33 70 1 0 0.165 0.85 3.1
Balks: P Niekro (1).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ted Hendry, 1B - Drew Coble, 2B - Larry McCoy, 3B - Don Denkinger.
Time of Game: 2:24.
Attendance: 27,281.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Royals
1 Tony Bernazard 2B 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Julio Franco SS 2 Kevin Seitzer 3B
3 Joe Carter 1B 3 Frank White 2B
4 Mel Hall LF 4 Hal McRae DH
5 Brook Jacoby 3B 5 Danny Tartabull RF
6 Pat Tabler DH 6 Bo Jackson LF
7 Cory Snyder RF 7 Steve Balboni 1B
8 Brett Butler CF 8 Angel Salazar SS
9 Chris Bando C 9 Jamie Quirk C
Phil Niekro P Mark Gubicza P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 0-0 0 -2- RR CLE M. Hall M. Gubicza 20% 80% Home Run; Carter Scores
b8 0-2 2 123 O KCR H. McRae R. Yett 16% 92% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t7 0-0 0 --- CLE J. Carter M. Gubicza 10% 60% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b8 0-2 1 12- O KCR K. Seitzer R. Yett 10% 83% Lineout: RF
b4 0-0 0 1-- OO KCR H. McRae P. Niekro 9% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B

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' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE T. Bernazard M. Gubicza -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE J. Franco M. Gubicza -2% 46% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O CLE J. Carter M. Gubicza -1% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson P. Niekro 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- KCR K. Seitzer P. Niekro -4% 43% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b1 0-0 1 -2- O KCR F. White P. Niekro 3% 46% Groundout: SS-1B; Seitzer to 3B
b1 0-0 2 --3 O KCR H. McRae P. Niekro 4% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CLE M. Hall M. Gubicza -2% 48% Lineout: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O CLE B. Jacoby M. Gubicza -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- CLE P. Tabler M. Gubicza 2% 48% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t2 0-0 2 -2- O CLE C. Snyder M. Gubicza -3% 45% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- KCR D. Tartabull P. Niekro -4% 41% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b2 0-0 0 1-- KCR B. Jackson P. Niekro -2% 39% Balk; Tartabull to 2B
b2 0-0 0 -2- O KCR B. Jackson P. Niekro 4% 43% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 -2- O KCR S. Balboni P. Niekro 4% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 -2- O KCR A. Salazar P. Niekro 3% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O CLE B. Butler M. Gubicza -3% 47% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- O CLE C. Bando M. Gubicza -2% 45% Groundout: C-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O CLE T. Bernazard M. Gubicza -1% 44% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Quirk P. Niekro 3% 47% Flyball: LF
b3 0-0 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson P. Niekro 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b3 0-0 2 --- O KCR K. Seitzer P. Niekro 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- CLE J. Franco M. Gubicza 7% 57% Double to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t4 0-0 0 -2- O CLE J. Carter M. Gubicza -5% 52% Flyball: CF
t4 0-0 1 -2- O CLE M. Hall M. Gubicza -4% 48% Flyball: 3B
t4 0-0 2 -2- O CLE B. Jacoby M. Gubicza -4% 44% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- KCR F. White P. Niekro -4% 40% Walk
b4 0-0 0 1-- OO KCR H. McRae P. Niekro 9% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b4 0-0 2 --- O KCR D. Tartabull P. Niekro 1% 50% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 6-7-8
t5 0-0 0 --- O CLE P. Tabler M. Gubicza -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t5 0-0 1 --- O CLE C. Snyder M. Gubicza -2% 45% Flyball: SS
t5 0-0 2 --- O CLE B. Butler M. Gubicza -2% 43% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 6-7-8
b5 0-0 0 --- O KCR B. Jackson P. Niekro 3% 46% Groundout: P-1B
b5 0-0 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni P. Niekro 2% 48% Flyball: LF
b5 0-0 2 --- KCR A. Salazar P. Niekro -2% 47% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b5 0-0 2 1-- KCR J. Quirk P. Niekro -3% 43% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Salazar to 3B
b5 0-0 2 1-3 O KCR W. Wilson P. Niekro 7% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 9-1-2
t6 0-0 0 --- O CLE C. Bando M. Gubicza -4% 46% Strikeout
t6 0-0 1 --- O CLE T. Bernazard M. Gubicza -3% 44% Strikeout
t6 0-0 2 --- O CLE J. Franco M. Gubicza -2% 42% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 2-3-4
b6 0-0 0 --- O KCR K. Seitzer P. Niekro 3% 46% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
b6 0-0 1 --- O KCR F. White P. Niekro 3% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae P. Niekro 2% 50% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 3-4-5
t7 0-0 0 --- CLE J. Carter M. Gubicza 10% 60% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t7 0-0 0 -2- RR CLE M. Hall M. Gubicza 20% 80% Home Run; Carter Scores
t7 2-0 0 --- CLE B. Jacoby M. Gubicza 2% 83% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B)
t7 2-0 0 1-- CLE P. Tabler M. Gubicza 2% 85% Jacoby Steals 2B
t7 2-0 0 -2- O CLE P. Tabler M. Gubicza -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B; Jacoby to 3B
t7 2-0 1 --3 O CLE C. Snyder M. Gubicza -5% 79% Flyball: 2B
t7 2-0 2 --3 O CLE B. Butler M. Gubicza -3% 76% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 5-6-7
b7 0-2 0 --- O KCR D. Tartabull P. Niekro 4% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 0-2 1 --- O KCR B. Jackson P. Niekro 3% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 0-2 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni P. Niekro 2% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 9-1-2
t8 2-0 0 --- O CLE C. Bando M. Gubicza -1% 84% Groundout: 1B-P
t8 2-0 1 --- O CLE T. Bernazard M. Gubicza -1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-0 2 --- O CLE J. Franco M. Gubicza -1% 82% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 8-9-1
Thad Bosley pinch hits for Angel Salazar (SS) batting 8th
b8 0-2 0 --- O KCR T. Bosley P. Niekro 5% 87% Flyball: LF
b8 0-2 1 --- KCR J. Quirk P. Niekro -6% 81% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b8 0-2 1 1-- KCR W. Wilson P. Niekro -8% 73% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Quirk to 2B
Rich Yett replaces Phil Niekro pitching
b8 0-2 1 12- O KCR K. Seitzer R. Yett 10% 83% Lineout: RF
b8 0-2 2 12- KCR F. White R. Yett -7% 76% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Quirk to 3B; Wilson to 2B; White to 1B
b8 0-2 2 123 O KCR H. McRae R. Yett 16% 92% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 3-4-5
Buddy Biancalana replaces Thad Bosley (PH) playing SS batting 8th
t9 2-0 0 --- O CLE J. Carter M. Gubicza -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 2-0 1 --- O CLE M. Hall M. Gubicza -1% 90% Strikeout
t9 2-0 2 --- CLE B. Jacoby M. Gubicza 0% 91% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Dan Quisenberry replaces Mark Gubicza pitching
t9 2-0 2 1-- O CLE P. Tabler D. Quisenberry -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Rich Yett facing 5-6-7
Otis Nixon replaces Mel Hall playing LF batting 4th
b9 0-2 0 --- O KCR D. Tartabull R. Yett 5% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 0-2 1 --- O KCR B. Jackson R. Yett 3% 98% Strikeout
b9 0-2 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni R. Yett 2% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.

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