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Standings
TOR
@CAL
12
0
BOS
@KCR
2
4
NYY
@OAK
2
1
BAL
@SEA
6
0
DET
@TEX
6
3
SFG
@MON
2
7
SDP
@NYM
7
5
LAD
@PHI
3
5
HOU
@PIT
4
1
Monday, May 18, 1987,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 34,110, Time of Game: 2:15
Red Sox
2
16-21
 Lost 2 
6th, 8½ GB
at Royals
4
21-14
 Won 4 
1st
W: Mark Gubicza (3-4)
L: Al Nipper (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  0
Royals          0  1  0   0  0  2   0  1  X    4  5  0

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ellis Burks CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .303 .313 .515 .829 -0.140 1.29 0.000 -0.140 -1.1 3 0
Spike Owen SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .136 .224 .205 .429 -0.114 1.05 0.000 -0.114 -0.8 2 5
Wade Boggs 3B 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .338 .415 .544 .959 0.190 1.08 0.232 -0.042 1.9 0 3 HR,2B
Don Baylor DH 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .254 .368 .508 .875 0.015 0.98 0.116 -0.101 0.1 HR
Dwight Evans RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .280 .400 .544 .944 -0.100 1.26 0.036 -0.136 -0.7 2 0
Jim Rice LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .190 .313 .357 .670 -0.125 1.19 0.026 -0.151 -1.1 0 0 GDP
Bill Buckner 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .252 .269 .302 .571 -0.062 0.97 0.038 -0.100 -0.6 11 1 GDP
   Dave Henderson PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .341 .512 .853 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Ed Romero 2B 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .299 .376 .320 .696 0.065 1.05 0.090 -0.025 0.4 2 2
   Mike Greenwell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .288 .351 .615 .966 -0.039 1.30 0.000 -0.039 -0.3
Rich Gedman C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .032 .032 .032 .065 -0.104 1.63 0.000 -0.104 -0.9 3 0
Al Nipper P 1 3
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 3 1 35 .219 .286 .438 .723 -0.414 1.16 0.538 -0.952 -3.1 24 14
2B: W Boggs (7, off M Gubicza).
HR: W Boggs (7, off M Gubicza, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); D Baylor (9, off M Gubicza, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
TB: W Boggs 7; D Baylor 4; B Buckner 2; E Romero.
GIDP: B Buckner (5); J Rice (4).
RBI: D Baylor (23); W Boggs (20).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Romero-S Owen-B Buckner.

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 1 2 0 0 0 4 .295 .319 .366 .685 0.080 0.96 0.125 -0.045 0.8 6 0 3B
Kevin Seitzer 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .328 .430 .493 .923 -0.192 1.06 0.000 -0.192 -1.7 0 1 GDP
Juan Beniquez DH 2 1 0 1 1 0 4 .296 .344 .420 .764 0.025 0.64 0.047 -0.022 0.0 SF
Danny Tartabull RF 3 2 1 2 1 1 4 .273 .333 .388 .722 0.333 0.93 0.368 -0.035 1.9 0 0 HR
Frank White 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .222 .291 .356 .646 0.020 0.92 0.054 -0.035 0.3 1 5
Bo Jackson LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .279 .333 .484 .817 -0.011 1.06 0.030 -0.041 -0.1 1 0
Angel Salazar SS 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 .257 .255 .333 .588 -0.038 1.44 0.009 -0.048 -0.5 2 6 SH
Steve Balboni 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .170 .248 .283 .531 -0.026 0.94 0.031 -0.057 -0.2 14 2 2B
Jamie Quirk C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .170 .322 .234 .556 -0.070 1.19 0.000 -0.070 -0.8 1 0
   Thad Bosley PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .293 .326 .463 .789 -0.034 1.15 0.000 -0.034 -0.3
   Larry Owen C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .289 .382 .672 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mark Gubicza P 2 1
   Jerry Don Gleaton P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 1
Team Totals 26 4 5 4 3 3 31 .192 .267 .423 .690 0.087 1.00 0.664 -0.579 -0.5 27 16
2B: S Balboni (3, off A Nipper).
3B: W Wilson (3, off A Nipper).
HR: D Tartabull (4, off A Nipper, 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to CF).
SF: J Beniquez (2, off A Nipper).
SH: A Salazar (3, off A Nipper).
TB: D Tartabull 4; W Wilson 4; S Balboni 2; B Jackson.
GIDP: K Seitzer (3).
RBI: D Tartabull 2 (15); J Beniquez (16); A Salazar (13).
2-out RBI: D Tartabull 2.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. F White-A Salazar-S Balboni 2.

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Al Nipper, L (3-3) 8 5 4 4 3 3 1 4.24 31 56 -0.087 1.00 0.5
Team Totals 8 5 4 4 3 3 1 4.50 31 56 -0.087 1.00 0.5

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mark Gubicza, W (3-4) 7 6 2 2 3 1 2 3.71 28 55 0.203 1.12 1.9
Jerry Don Gleaton, H (1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0.099 1.89 0.4
Dan Quisenberry, S (4) 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.08 5 0 0 0.111 1.10 0.7
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 3 1 2 2.00 35 55 0 0 0.413 1.16 3.1
Balks: None.
WP: M Gubicza (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Derryl Cousins, 1B - Jim Evans, 2B - Ted Hendry, 3B - Mark Johnson.
Time of Game: 2:15.
Attendance: 34,110.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Ellis Burks CF 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Spike Owen SS 2 Kevin Seitzer 3B
3 Wade Boggs 3B 3 Juan Beniquez DH
4 Don Baylor DH 4 Danny Tartabull RF
5 Dwight Evans RF 5 Frank White 2B
6 Jim Rice LF 6 Bo Jackson LF
7 Bill Buckner 1B 7 Angel Salazar SS
8 Ed Romero 2B 8 Steve Balboni 1B
9 Rich Gedman C 9 Jamie Quirk C
Al Nipper P Mark Gubicza P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-2 2 1-- RR KCR D. Tartabull A. Nipper 33% 69% Home Run; Beniquez Scores
b6 1-2 0 1-- OO KCR K. Seitzer A. Nipper -13% 34% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t4 0-1 0 --- R BOS W. Boggs M. Gubicza -12% 50% Home Run
t4 1-1 0 --- R BOS D. Baylor M. Gubicza -12% 38% Home Run (LF-CF)
t4 2-1 0 1-- OO BOS J. Rice M. Gubicza 8% 43% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BOS E. Burks M. Gubicza 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O BOS S. Owen M. Gubicza 2% 54% Groundout: 1B-P
t1 0-0 2 --- BOS W. Boggs M. Gubicza -1% 53% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t1 0-0 2 1-- O BOS D. Baylor M. Gubicza 2% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Al Nipper facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson A. Nipper -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR K. Seitzer A. Nipper -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR J. Beniquez A. Nipper -1% 50% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O BOS D. Evans M. Gubicza 2% 52% Flyball: 2B
t2 0-0 1 --- BOS J. Rice M. Gubicza -3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- OO BOS B. Buckner M. Gubicza 6% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Al Nipper facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- KCR D. Tartabull A. Nipper 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- KCR F. White A. Nipper 5% 64% Walk; Tartabull to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- O KCR B. Jackson A. Nipper -3% 62% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B; Tartabull to 3B; Jackson to 1B
b2 0-0 1 1-3 RO KCR A. Salazar A. Nipper 1% 63% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Tartabull Scores; Salazar to 1B
b2 1-0 2 1-- KCR S. Balboni A. Nipper 3% 66% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Salazar to 3B
b2 1-0 2 -23 O KCR J. Quirk A. Nipper -5% 61% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- BOS E. Romero M. Gubicza -4% 56% Walk
t3 0-1 0 1-- O BOS R. Gedman M. Gubicza 4% 60% Flyball: CF
t3 0-1 1 1-- O BOS E. Burks M. Gubicza 3% 64% Flyball: LF
t3 0-1 2 1-- O BOS S. Owen M. Gubicza 3% 66% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Al Nipper facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson A. Nipper -2% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- O KCR K. Seitzer A. Nipper -2% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-0 2 --- O KCR J. Beniquez A. Nipper -1% 62% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- R BOS W. Boggs M. Gubicza -12% 50% Home Run
t4 1-1 0 --- R BOS D. Baylor M. Gubicza -12% 38% Home Run (LF-CF)
t4 2-1 0 --- BOS D. Evans M. Gubicza -4% 35% Walk
t4 2-1 0 1-- OO BOS J. Rice M. Gubicza 8% 43% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t4 2-1 2 --- BOS B. Buckner M. Gubicza -1% 41% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t4 2-1 2 1-- O BOS E. Romero M. Gubicza 3% 44% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Al Nipper facing 4-5-6
b4 1-2 0 --- O KCR D. Tartabull A. Nipper -3% 41% Strikeout Looking
b4 1-2 1 --- O KCR F. White A. Nipper -2% 38% Foul Flyball: 1B
b4 1-2 2 --- O KCR B. Jackson A. Nipper -1% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 9-1-2
t5 2-1 0 --- O BOS R. Gedman M. Gubicza 3% 40% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 2-1 1 --- O BOS E. Burks M. Gubicza 2% 41% Lineout: CF
t5 2-1 2 --- O BOS S. Owen M. Gubicza 1% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Al Nipper facing 7-8-9
b5 1-2 0 --- O KCR A. Salazar A. Nipper -4% 39% Groundout: P-1B
b5 1-2 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni A. Nipper -3% 37% Flyball: 2B
b5 1-2 2 --- O KCR J. Quirk A. Nipper -2% 35% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 3-4-5
t6 2-1 0 --- BOS W. Boggs M. Gubicza -7% 28% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t6 2-1 0 -2- BOS D. Baylor M. Gubicza -4% 25% Wild Pitch; Boggs to 3B
t6 2-1 0 --3 O BOS D. Baylor M. Gubicza 5% 29% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-1 1 --3 O BOS D. Evans M. Gubicza 7% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-1 2 --3 O BOS J. Rice M. Gubicza 5% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Al Nipper facing 1-2-3
b6 1-2 0 --- KCR W. Wilson A. Nipper 6% 47% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
b6 1-2 0 1-- OO KCR K. Seitzer A. Nipper -13% 34% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b6 1-2 2 --- KCR J. Beniquez A. Nipper 2% 36% Walk
b6 1-2 2 1-- RR KCR D. Tartabull A. Nipper 33% 69% Home Run; Beniquez Scores
b6 3-2 2 --- O KCR F. White A. Nipper -1% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 7-8-9
t7 2-3 0 --- O BOS B. Buckner M. Gubicza 5% 73% Strikeout
t7 2-3 1 --- BOS E. Romero M. Gubicza -5% 68% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t7 2-3 1 1-- O BOS R. Gedman M. Gubicza 4% 72% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Romero to 2B
t7 2-3 2 -2- O BOS E. Burks M. Gubicza 6% 78% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Red Sox' Al Nipper facing 6-7-8
b7 3-2 0 --- KCR B. Jackson A. Nipper 3% 81% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b7 3-2 0 1-- O KCR A. Salazar A. Nipper -1% 80% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Jackson to 2B
b7 3-2 1 -2- O KCR S. Balboni A. Nipper -3% 77% Strikeout
Thad Bosley pinch hits for Jamie Quirk (C) batting 9th
b7 3-2 2 -2- O KCR T. Bosley A. Nipper -3% 73% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Jerry Don Gleaton facing 2-3-4
Jerry Don Gleaton replaces Mark Gubicza pitching
Larry Owen replaces Thad Bosley (PH) playing C batting 9th
t8 2-3 0 --- O BOS S. Owen J. Gleaton 6% 79% Foul Flyball: 1B
t8 2-3 1 --- O BOS W. Boggs J. Gleaton 4% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
Dan Quisenberry replaces Jerry Don Gleaton pitching
t8 2-3 2 --- O BOS D. Baylor D. Quisenberry 3% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Red Sox' Al Nipper facing 1-2-3
b8 3-2 0 --- KCR W. Wilson A. Nipper 6% 92% Triple to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
b8 3-2 0 --3 O KCR K. Seitzer A. Nipper -3% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 3-2 1 --3 RO KCR J. Beniquez A. Nipper 2% 92% Foul Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Wilson Scores
b8 4-2 2 --- O KCR D. Tartabull A. Nipper -0% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 5-6-7
t9 2-4 0 --- O BOS D. Evans D. Quisenberry 4% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 2-4 1 --- O BOS J. Rice D. Quisenberry 3% 99% Groundout: P-1B
t9 2-4 2 --- BOS B. Buckner D. Quisenberry -3% 96% Single to LF (Line Drive)
Mike Greenwell pinch hits for Ed Romero (2B) batting 8th
Dave Henderson pinch runs for Bill Buckner (1B) batting 7th
t9 2-4 2 1-- O BOS M. Greenwell D. Quisenberry 4% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 4.

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