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TOR
@CAL
4
5
 
(10)
MIN
@CLE
8
2
BOS
@KCR
7
1
CHW
@MIL
1
5
NYY
@OAK
5
7
BAL
@SEA
2
6
DET
@TEX
6
4
STL
@ATL
5
4
CIN
@CHC
6
2
SFG
@MON
9
7
SDP
@NYM
3
10
HOU
@PIT
3
5
Wednesday, May 20, 1987,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 24,168, Time of Game: 2:33
Red Sox
7
17-22
 Won 1 
6th, 7½ GB
at Royals
1
22-15
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Bruce Hurst (5-4)
L: Danny Jackson (1-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  2   1  4  0   0  0  0    7 10  1
Royals          0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  4  1

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 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .293 .303 .480 .783 -0.020 0.69 0.039 -0.058 -0.9 2 0
Marty Barrett 2B 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .188 .250 .200 .450 0.031 0.67 0.063 -0.033 -0.1 4 4
Wade Boggs 3B 5 1 4 2 0 0 5 .347 .423 .549 .971 0.152 0.70 0.153 -0.002 1.9 1 3 2B
Don Baylor DH 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .246 .360 .486 .845 -0.077 0.62 0.020 -0.097 -1.4 GDP
Dwight Evans 1B 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 .289 .409 .547 .956 0.052 0.85 0.096 -0.045 0.8 10 0 CS
Jim Rice LF 3 0 0 1 0 2 4 .187 .299 .341 .640 -0.054 0.99 0.009 -0.064 -1.0 2 0 SF
Dave Henderson RF 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .253 .323 .483 .806 0.008 0.54 0.045 -0.037 0.4 3 0
Glenn Hoffman SS 2 1 1 2 0 1 4 .220 .291 .280 .571 0.096 0.56 0.096 -0.001 2.0 1 5 2·HBP
Rich Gedman C 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .079 .079 .079 .158 0.049 0.76 0.090 -0.041 0.3 4 0
Bruce Hurst P 0 2
Team Totals 35 7 10 6 2 7 40 .286 .350 .314 .664 0.237 0.69 0.611 -0.378 1.9 27 14
2B: W Boggs (8, off S Farr).
SF: J Rice (1, off D Gumpert).
HBP: G Hoffman 2 (2, 2 by D Jackson).
TB: W Boggs 5; D Evans 2; R Gedman; G Hoffman; D Baylor; E Burks.
GIDP: D Baylor (3).
RBI: G Hoffman 2 (6); W Boggs 2 (22); R Gedman (1); J Rice (6).
2-out RBI: G Hoffman 2; R Gedman.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 4. G Hoffman-M Barrett-D Evans 2; B Hurst-M Barrett-D Evans; W Boggs-M Barrett-D Evans.
E: B Hurst (2).
Baserunning
CS: D Evans (3, 2nd base by D Jackson/L Owen).

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 .292 .315 .358 .673 -0.037 0.42 0.004 -0.041 -0.2 4 0
Kevin Seitzer 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .319 .422 .475 .897 0.062 0.49 0.070 -0.008 -0.0 0 3 GDP
Juan Beniquez DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .284 .337 .409 .746 -0.145 0.76 0.000 -0.145 -1.8 2·GDP
Danny Tartabull RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .289 .345 .398 .744 0.017 0.54 0.036 -0.019 0.0 2 0
Bo Jackson LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .266 .324 .461 .785 -0.089 0.63 0.000 -0.089 -1.3 2 0 GDP
Steve Balboni 1B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .170 .250 .277 .527 0.007 0.23 0.013 -0.006 -0.2 9 1
Angel Salazar SS 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .268 .265 .366 .632 -0.015 0.38 0.015 -0.030 0.5 0 3 HR
Buddy Biancalana 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .211 .333 .544 -0.034 0.44 0.000 -0.034 -0.6 2 4
Larry Owen C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .216 .268 .351 .620 -0.030 0.38 0.000 -0.030 -0.6 7 1
Danny Jackson P 0 0
   Dave Gumpert P 1 0
   Steve Farr P 0 0
Team Totals 28 1 4 1 2 4 30 .143 .200 .250 .450 -0.264 0.48 0.138 -0.402 -4.1 27 12
HR: A Salazar (2, off B Hurst, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: A Salazar 4; K Seitzer; W Wilson; D Tartabull.
GIDP: J Beniquez 2 (7); K Seitzer (4); B Jackson (1).
RBI: A Salazar (15).
2-out RBI: A Salazar.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 0.
Fielding
DP: 2. L Owen-B Biancalana; K Seitzer-B Biancalana-S Balboni.
E: B Jackson (3).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bruce Hurst, W (5-4) 9 4 1 1 2 4 1 2.67 30 77 0.265 0.48 4.1
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 2 4 1 1.00 30 77 0.265 0.48 4.1

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Danny Jackson, L (1-6) 4.1 8 5 4 1 6 0 3.79 22 34 -0.126 1.06 -1.2
Dave Gumpert 2.2 1 2 0 1 0 0 4.30 11 2 2 -0.113 0.38 -1.9
Steve Farr 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.70 7 0 0 0.003 0.02 1.1
Team Totals 9 10 7 4 2 7 0 4.00 40 34 2 2 -0.236 0.69 -1.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Jackson 2 (2; G Hoffman, G Hoffman).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ted Hendry, 1B - Mark Johnson, 2B - Derryl Cousins, 3B - Jim Evans.
Time of Game: 2:33.
Attendance: 24,168.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Ellis Burks CF 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Marty Barrett 2B 2 Kevin Seitzer 3B
3 Wade Boggs 3B 3 Juan Beniquez DH
4 Don Baylor DH 4 Danny Tartabull RF
5 Dwight Evans 1B 5 Bo Jackson LF
6 Jim Rice LF 6 Steve Balboni 1B
7 Dave Henderson RF 7 Angel Salazar SS
8 Glenn Hoffman SS 8 Buddy Biancalana 2B
9 Rich Gedman C 9 Larry Owen C
Bruce Hurst P Danny Jackson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-0 1 123 RR BOS W. Boggs D. Jackson 13% 73% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Hoffman Scores; Burks Scores; Barrett to 2B
t4 2-0 2 12- R BOS R. Gedman D. Jackson 9% 80% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Evans Scores; Hoffman to 3B
b4 0-3 0 1-- OO KCR J. Beniquez B. Hurst 9% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO BOS J. Rice D. Jackson -8% 46% Double Play: Strikeout, Evans Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b2 0-0 0 1-- OO KCR B. Jackson B. Hurst 8% 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, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BOS E. Burks D. Jackson -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O BOS M. Barrett D. Jackson -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- BOS W. Boggs D. Jackson 1% 47% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 2 1-- O BOS D. Baylor D. Jackson -2% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Hurst 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- KCR K. Seitzer B. Hurst -2% 45% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 0-0 1 1-- OO KCR J. Beniquez B. Hurst 5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- BOS D. Evans D. Jackson 4% 54% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO BOS J. Rice D. Jackson -8% 46% Double Play: Strikeout, Evans Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t2 0-0 2 --- O BOS D. Henderson D. Jackson -1% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- KCR D. Tartabull B. Hurst -4% 41% Single to P (Ground Ball to P's Right)
b2 0-0 0 1-- OO KCR B. Jackson B. Hurst 8% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- KCR S. Balboni B. Hurst -1% 48% Walk
b2 0-0 2 1-- O KCR A. Salazar B. Hurst 2% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- BOS G. Hoffman D. Jackson 4% 54% Hit By Pitch
t3 0-0 0 1-- O BOS R. Gedman D. Jackson -4% 50% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 1-- BOS E. Burks D. Jackson 4% 54% Single to 1B (Bunt to Weak 2B); Hoffman to 2B
t3 0-0 1 12- BOS M. Barrett D. Jackson 6% 60% Walk; Hoffman to 3B; Burks to 2B
t3 0-0 1 123 RR BOS W. Boggs D. Jackson 13% 73% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Hoffman Scores; Burks Scores; Barrett to 2B
t3 2-0 1 12- OO BOS D. Baylor D. Jackson -7% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O KCR B. Biancalana B. Hurst 3% 69% Lineout: CF
b3 0-2 1 --- O KCR L. Owen B. Hurst 2% 71% Strikeout
b3 0-2 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Hurst 1% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- BOS D. Evans D. Jackson 3% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t4 2-0 0 1-- O BOS J. Rice D. Jackson -3% 72% Strikeout
t4 2-0 1 1-- O BOS D. Henderson D. Jackson -2% 70% Flyball: RF
t4 2-0 2 1-- BOS G. Hoffman D. Jackson 2% 71% Hit By Pitch; Evans to 2B
t4 2-0 2 12- R BOS R. Gedman D. Jackson 9% 80% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Evans Scores; Hoffman to 3B
t4 3-0 2 1-3 O BOS E. Burks D. Jackson -3% 77% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 2-3-4
b4 0-3 0 --- KCR K. Seitzer B. Hurst -4% 73% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Seitzer to 1B
b4 0-3 0 1-- OO KCR J. Beniquez B. Hurst 9% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b4 0-3 2 --- O KCR D. Tartabull B. Hurst 1% 82% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 2-3-4
t5 3-0 0 --- O BOS M. Barrett D. Jackson -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 3-0 1 --- BOS W. Boggs D. Jackson 1% 83% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 3-0 1 1-- BOS D. Baylor D. Jackson 2% 84% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Boggs to 2B
Dave Gumpert replaces Danny Jackson pitching
t5 3-0 1 12- BOS D. Evans D. Gumpert 3% 88% Walk; Boggs to 3B; Baylor to 2B
t5 3-0 1 123 RO BOS J. Rice D. Gumpert 1% 89% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Boggs Scores; Baylor to 3B
t5 4-0 2 1-3 R BOS D. Henderson D. Gumpert 4% 93% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Baylor Scores/unER/No RBI; Evans to 3B; Henderson to 2B
t5 5-0 2 -23 RR BOS G. Hoffman D. Gumpert 4% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Evans Scores/unER; Henderson Scores/unER
t5 7-0 2 1-- O BOS R. Gedman D. Gumpert -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 7, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-7, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 5-6-7
b5 0-7 0 --- O KCR B. Jackson B. Hurst 1% 98% Strikeout
b5 0-7 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni B. Hurst 0% 98% Lineout: 3B
b5 0-7 2 --- R KCR A. Salazar B. Hurst -1% 97% Home Run
b5 1-7 2 --- O KCR B. Biancalana B. Hurst 0% 97% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 7, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-1, Royals' Dave Gumpert facing 1-2-3
t6 7-1 0 --- O BOS E. Burks D. Gumpert -0% 97% Flyball: CF
t6 7-1 1 --- O BOS M. Barrett D. Gumpert -0% 96% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 7-1 2 --- O BOS W. Boggs D. Gumpert -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 7, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-7, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 9-1-2
b6 1-7 0 --- O KCR L. Owen B. Hurst 1% 97% Flyball: RF
b6 1-7 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Hurst 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-7 2 --- KCR K. Seitzer B. Hurst -0% 97% Walk
b6 1-7 2 1-- O KCR J. Beniquez B. Hurst 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 7, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-1, Royals' Dave Gumpert facing 4-5-6
t7 7-1 0 --- O BOS D. Baylor D. Gumpert -0% 98% Flyball: LF
t7 7-1 1 --- O BOS D. Evans D. Gumpert -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 7-1 2 --- O BOS J. Rice D. Gumpert -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 7, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-7, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 4-5-6
b7 1-7 0 --- O KCR D. Tartabull B. Hurst 1% 98% Strikeout Looking
b7 1-7 1 --- O KCR B. Jackson B. Hurst 0% 99% Flyball: RF
b7 1-7 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni B. Hurst 0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 7, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-1, Royals' Steve Farr facing 7-8-9
Steve Farr replaces Dave Gumpert pitching
t8 7-1 0 --- O BOS D. Henderson S. Farr -0% 99% Lineout: CF
t8 7-1 1 --- O BOS G. Hoffman S. Farr -0% 99% Strikeout
t8 7-1 2 --- O BOS R. Gedman S. Farr -0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 7, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-7, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 7-8-9
b8 1-7 0 --- O KCR A. Salazar B. Hurst 1% 99% Flyball: SS
b8 1-7 1 --- O KCR B. Biancalana B. Hurst 0% 100% Flyball: LF
b8 1-7 2 --- O KCR L. Owen B. Hurst 0% 100% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 7, Royals 1.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-1, Royals' Steve Farr facing 1-2-3
t9 7-1 0 --- O BOS E. Burks S. Farr -0% 100% Flyball: LF
t9 7-1 1 --- O BOS M. Barrett S. Farr -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 7-1 2 --- BOS W. Boggs S. Farr 0% 100% Double to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 7-1 2 -2- O BOS D. Baylor S. Farr -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 7, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-7, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 1-2-3
b9 1-7 0 --- KCR W. Wilson B. Hurst -0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b9 1-7 0 1-- OO KCR K. Seitzer B. Hurst 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
b9 1-7 2 --- O KCR J. Beniquez B. Hurst 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 7, Royals 1.

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