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OAK
@BOS
2
6
NYY
@CHW
4
1
SEA
@DET
5
7
TOR
@KCR
3
6
CAL
@MIL
3
0
BAL
@MIN
6
0
CLE
@TEX
2
7
MON
@ATL
6
2
PIT
@LAD
1
2
CIN
@NYM
2
3
HOU
@PHI
3
2
STL
@SDP
3
0
CHC
@SFG
9
4
Wednesday, May 6, 1987,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 28,083, Time of Game: 2:36
Blue Jays
3
15-10
 Lost 2 
3rd, 4½ GB
at Royals
6
13-11
 Won 4 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Buddy Black (1-0)
L: Jimmy Key (4-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Blue Jays       0  0  0   0  0  1   1  0  1    3 10  2
Royals          3  0  0   0  1  0   2  0  X    6  9  1

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Fernandez SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 .240 .636 -0.046 0.85 0.034 -0.081 -0.6 1 3 GDP
Kelly Gruber 3B-2B 4 0 0 1 0 0 .118 .307 -0.107 0.83 0.000 -0.107 -1.1 0 4 GDP
Lloyd Moseby CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .240 .633 -0.018 0.45 0.019 -0.037 -0.0 2 0
George Bell LF 4 1 3 0 0 1 .283 .856 0.114 0.74 0.133 -0.019 1.2 0 0 3B,2B
Jesse Barfield RF 3 0 0 1 1 0 .281 .986 -0.024 1.08 0.054 -0.078 -0.1 4 0
Willie Upshaw 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 .286 .873 0.074 0.98 0.105 -0.031 0.7 10 1 2B
Cecil Fielder DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 .273 1.002 -0.183 1.60 0.000 -0.183 -2.1 2·GDP
   Rick Leach PH 2 0 1 1 0 0 .500 1.184 -0.024 1.15 0.026 -0.049 0.7
Mike Sharperson 2B 2 0 1 0 0 0 .205 .540 0.025 0.61 0.036 -0.010 0.3 2 2
   Ernie Whitt PH-C 2 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .728 -0.087 1.51 0.000 -0.087 -0.9 3 0
Jeff DeWillis C 2 1 1 0 0 1 .273 .909 0.008 1.06 0.042 -0.034 0.3 1 0 2B
   Rance Mulliniks 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .773 -0.015 0.56 0.000 -0.015 -0.3 0 0
Jimmy Key P 0 1
   Tom Henke P 1 1
   Jose Nunez P 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 10 3 1 3 .294 .755 -0.283 0.92 0.449 -0.731 -2.1 24 12
2B: W Upshaw (5, off D Quisenberry); J DeWillis (1, off B Black); G Bell (6, off B Black).
3B: G Bell (2, off B Black).
TB: G Bell 6; W Upshaw 3; J DeWillis 2; T Fernandez; L Moseby; M Sharperson; R Leach.
GIDP: C Fielder 2 (3); T Fernandez (3); K Gruber (2).
RBI: R Leach (2); J Barfield (13); K Gruber (2).
2-out RBI: R Leach.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Key-T Fernandez-W Upshaw.
E: R Mulliniks (4); J Key (1).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Juan Beniquez LF 3 1 2 2 0 0 .256 .626 0.050 0.70 0.090 -0.039 0.5 2 0 2B,SF
Kevin Seitzer 3B-1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 .359 .998 -0.006 0.64 0.033 -0.040 0.2 4 1 2B
Danny Tartabull RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .286 .700 -0.008 0.54 0.019 -0.027 -0.7 0 0
   Thad Bosley RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .754 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Hal McRae DH 4 1 1 2 0 0 .235 .879 0.135 0.62 0.152 -0.017 1.1 2B
Frank White 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 .202 .605 0.039 0.41 0.059 -0.020 0.2 3 10
Bo Jackson CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .279 .845 -0.031 0.30 0.000 -0.031 -0.7 1 0
Steve Balboni 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .145 .460 -0.004 0.38 0.017 -0.020 0.0 11 0
   Bill Pecota PR-3B 0 1 0 0 0 0 .667 1.333 0.025 0.91 0.025 0.000 0.5 0 0
Angel Salazar SS 3 1 2 0 0 1 .288 .639 0.044 0.52 0.061 -0.016 0.9 3 9 2B
Larry Owen C 3 1 1 0 0 0 .182 .558 -0.026 0.57 0.016 -0.042 -0.5 3 0
Buddy Black P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
   Jerry Don Gleaton P 0 0
Team Totals 32 6 9 6 0 4 .281 .679 0.218 0.53 0.472 -0.252 1.5 27 20
2B: A Salazar (4, off J Key); H McRae (2, off J Key); K Seitzer (5, off T Henke); J Beniquez (2, off J Key).
SF: J Beniquez (1, off T Henke).
TB: J Beniquez 3; A Salazar 3; H McRae 2; K Seitzer 2; L Owen; F White; D Tartabull.
RBI: J Beniquez 2 (8); H McRae 2 (4); K Seitzer (14); F White (11).
2-out RBI: K Seitzer.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 5 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 4. F White-A Salazar-S Balboni 2; K Seitzer-F White-S Balboni; A Salazar-F White-S Balboni.
E: A Salazar (2).

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jimmy Key, L (4-2) 6.1 8 6 4 0 2 0 3.31 27 39 -0.160 0.59 -1.0
Tom Henke 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4 2 2 -0.061 0.45 -0.8
Jose Nunez 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.00 2 0 0 0.002 0.04 0.3
Team Totals 8 9 6 4 0 4 0 4.50 33 39 2 2 -0.219 0.53 -1.5

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Buddy Black, W (1-0) 6 6 2 2 1 2 0 2.63 22 53 0.161 0.98 1.4
Dan Quisenberry, H (1) 2.2 4 1 1 0 1 0 0.84 12 1 1 0.083 0.78 0.1
Jerry Don Gleaton, S (2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 2 0 0.038 1.31 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 3 3 1 3 0 3.00 35 53 3 1 0.282 0.92 2.1
B Black faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: T Henke (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Palermo, 1B - Ken Kaiser, 2B - Dan Morrison, 3B - Dave Phillips.
Time of Game: 2:36.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Toronto Blue Jays         Kansas City Royals
1 Tony Fernandez SS 1 Juan Beniquez LF
2 Kelly Gruber 3B 2 Kevin Seitzer 3B
3 Lloyd Moseby CF 3 Danny Tartabull RF
4 George Bell LF 4 Hal McRae DH
5 Jesse Barfield RF 5 Frank White 2B
6 Willie Upshaw 1B 6 Bo Jackson CF
7 Cecil Fielder DH 7 Steve Balboni 1B
8 Mike Sharperson 2B 8 Angel Salazar SS
9 Jeff DeWillis C 9 Larry Owen C
Jimmy Key P Buddy Black P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 12- RR KCR H. McRae J. Key 15% 74% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Beniquez Scores; Tartabull Scores
t2 0-3 1 1-3 OO TOR C. Fielder B. Black 10% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t5 0-3 0 1-- OO TOR C. Fielder B. Black 8% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t7 1-4 0 --- TOR G. Bell B. Black -8% 80% Triple to LF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO TOR K. Gruber B. Black 7% 54% 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, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- TOR T. Fernandez B. Black -3% 47% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO TOR K. Gruber B. Black 7% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O TOR L. Moseby B. Black 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- KCR J. Beniquez J. Key 3% 58% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 0 1-- O KCR K. Seitzer J. Key -2% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B; Beniquez to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- KCR D. Tartabull J. Key 2% 59% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Beniquez stays at 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- RR KCR H. McRae J. Key 15% 74% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Beniquez Scores; Tartabull Scores
b1 2-0 1 -2- R KCR F. White J. Key 6% 80% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); McRae Scores
b1 3-0 1 1-- O KCR B. Jackson J. Key -2% 78% Strikeout
b1 3-0 2 1-- O KCR S. Balboni J. Key -1% 77% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
t2 0-3 0 --- TOR G. Bell B. Black -3% 73% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t2 0-3 0 1-- TOR J. Barfield B. Black -5% 68% Walk; Bell to 2B
t2 0-3 0 12- O TOR W. Upshaw B. Black 3% 71% Flyball: LF; Bell to 3B
t2 0-3 1 1-3 OO TOR C. Fielder B. Black 10% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 8-9-1
b2 3-0 0 --- KCR A. Salazar J. Key 3% 85% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b2 3-0 0 -2- O KCR L. Owen J. Key -2% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 3-0 1 -2- OO KCR J. Beniquez J. Key -4% 78% Double Play: Fielder's Choice P; Salazar out at 3B/P-SS; Beniquez out at 1B/SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Buddy Black facing 8-9-1
t3 0-3 0 --- TOR M. Sharperson B. Black -4% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B)
t3 0-3 0 1-- O TOR J. DeWillis B. Black 3% 78% Strikeout
t3 0-3 1 1-- OO TOR T. Fernandez B. Black 5% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 2-3-4
b3 3-0 0 --- O KCR K. Seitzer J. Key -1% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 3-0 1 --- O KCR D. Tartabull J. Key -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 3-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Key -1% 80% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Buddy Black facing 2-3-4
t4 0-3 0 --- O TOR K. Gruber B. Black 2% 83% Flyball: LF
t4 0-3 1 --- O TOR L. Moseby B. Black 2% 84% Flyball: CF
t4 0-3 2 --- TOR G. Bell B. Black -2% 82% Double to CF (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
t4 0-3 2 -2- O TOR J. Barfield B. Black 3% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 5-6-7
b4 3-0 0 --- O KCR F. White J. Key -1% 84% Foul Flyball: 1B
b4 3-0 1 --- O KCR B. Jackson J. Key -1% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 3-0 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni J. Key -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Buddy Black facing 6-7-8
t5 0-3 0 --- TOR W. Upshaw B. Black -4% 78% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Upshaw to 1B
t5 0-3 0 1-- OO TOR C. Fielder B. Black 8% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t5 0-3 2 --- O TOR M. Sharperson B. Black 1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 8-9-1
b5 3-0 0 --- KCR A. Salazar J. Key 3% 90% Single to P; Salazar to 2B/Adv on E1 (throw to 1B)
b5 3-0 0 -2- O KCR L. Owen J. Key -2% 88% Flyball: 2B
b5 3-0 1 -2- R KCR J. Beniquez J. Key 5% 93% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Salazar Scores
b5 4-0 1 -2- O KCR K. Seitzer J. Key -1% 92% Flyball: RF; Beniquez to 3B
b5 4-0 2 --3 O KCR D. Tartabull J. Key -1% 91% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Buddy Black facing 9-1-2
t6 0-4 0 --- TOR J. DeWillis B. Black -4% 87% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t6 0-4 0 -2- O TOR T. Fernandez B. Black 2% 89% Groundout: SS-1B; DeWillis to 3B
t6 0-4 1 --3 RO TOR K. Gruber B. Black 1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B; DeWillis Scores
t6 1-4 2 --- O TOR L. Moseby B. Black 1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 4-5-6
b6 4-1 0 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Key -1% 90% Flyball: RF
b6 4-1 1 --- O KCR F. White J. Key -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 4-1 2 --- O KCR B. Jackson J. Key -0% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
t7 1-4 0 --- TOR G. Bell B. Black -8% 80% Triple to LF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
Dan Quisenberry replaces Buddy Black pitching
t7 1-4 0 --3 RO TOR J. Barfield D. Quisenberry 4% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B; Bell Scores
t7 2-4 1 --- TOR W. Upshaw D. Quisenberry -6% 78% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
Rick Leach pinch hits for Cecil Fielder (DH) batting 7th
t7 2-4 1 -2- O TOR R. Leach D. Quisenberry 5% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B; Upshaw to 3B
Ernie Whitt pinch hits for Mike Sharperson (2B) batting 8th
t7 2-4 2 --3 O TOR E. Whitt D. Quisenberry 5% 88% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 7-8-9
Ernie Whitt moves from PH to C
Kelly Gruber moves from 3B to 2B
Rance Mulliniks replaces Jeff DeWillis (C) playing 3B batting 9th
b7 4-2 0 --- KCR S. Balboni J. Key 2% 90% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Balboni to 1B
b7 4-2 0 1-- O KCR A. Salazar J. Key -2% 88% Strikeout Looking
b7 4-2 1 1-- KCR L. Owen J. Key 2% 90% Single to 2B (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF); Balboni to 2B
Tom Henke replaces Jimmy Key pitching
Bill Pecota pinch runs for Steve Balboni (1B) batting 7th
b7 4-2 1 12- KCR J. Beniquez T. Henke 3% 92% Wild Pitch; Pecota to 3B; Owen to 2B
b7 4-2 1 -23 RO KCR J. Beniquez T. Henke 1% 93% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Pecota Scores/unER
b7 5-2 2 -2- R KCR K. Seitzer T. Henke 3% 96% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Owen Scores/unER
b7 6-2 2 -2- O KCR D. Tartabull T. Henke -1% 96% Lineout: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Royals 6.
Top of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 9-1-2
Kevin Seitzer moves from 3B to 1B
Bill Pecota moves from PR to 3B
Thad Bosley replaces Danny Tartabull playing RF batting 3rd
t8 2-6 0 --- O TOR R. Mulliniks D. Quisenberry 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-6 1 --- O TOR T. Fernandez D. Quisenberry 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-6 2 --- O TOR K. Gruber D. Quisenberry 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Blue Jays' Tom Henke facing 4-5-6
b8 6-2 0 --- O KCR H. McRae T. Henke -0% 98% Groundout: P-1B-P
Jose Nunez replaces Tom Henke pitching
b8 6-2 1 --- O KCR F. White J. Nunez -0% 98% Strikeout
b8 6-2 2 --- O KCR B. Jackson J. Nunez -0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Royals 6.
Top of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 3-4-5
t9 2-6 0 --- TOR L. Moseby D. Quisenberry -2% 96% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B)
t9 2-6 0 1-- O TOR G. Bell D. Quisenberry 2% 98% Strikeout
t9 2-6 1 1-- O TOR J. Barfield D. Quisenberry 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B; Moseby to 2B
t9 2-6 2 -2- TOR W. Upshaw D. Quisenberry -1% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Moseby to 3B
t9 2-6 2 1-3 R TOR R. Leach D. Quisenberry -3% 96% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Moseby Scores; Upshaw to 3B
Jerry Don Gleaton replaces Dan Quisenberry pitching
t9 3-6 2 1-3 O TOR E. Whitt J. Gleaton 4% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Royals 6.

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