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@CAL
1
6
BOS
@CLE
4
0
OAK
@KCR
5
10
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@MIL
5
8
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@NYY
3
4
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@SEA
0
2
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@TOR
3
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1
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@CHC
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@HOU
9
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@MON
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9
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@SDP
7
8
PIT
@STL
4
1
Wednesday, June 17, 1987,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 26,780, Time of Game: 2:30
Athletics
5
34-29
 Lost 1 
2nd, 2 GB
at Royals
10
32-30
 Won 1 
3rd, 3½ GB
W: Bret Saberhagen (12-1)
L: Dave Stewart (7-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  3   0  2  0   0  0  0    5  7  0
Royals          0  0  5   0  1  2   2  0  X   10 11  0

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Luis Polonia CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .343 .397 .478 .875 -0.055 1.01 0.029 -0.084 -0.5 3 0 SB
Mike Davis RF 3 2 1 2 1 1 4 .300 .370 .633 1.003 0.156 1.09 0.201 -0.045 1.2 3 0 HR
Carney Lansford 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .281 .382 .409 .791 0.072 0.85 0.113 -0.042 0.5 0 1
Mark McGwire 1B 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .256 .354 .621 .975 0.126 0.85 0.170 -0.045 1.3 6 1 3B
Jose Canseco LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .256 .298 .430 .727 -0.083 0.77 0.000 -0.083 -1.0 2 0
Reggie Jackson DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .202 .291 .370 .661 -0.037 0.68 0.023 -0.060 -0.5 2B
Tony Phillips 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .258 .355 .409 .764 -0.067 0.58 0.004 -0.072 -0.3 2 0 SB
Mickey Tettleton C 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .160 .248 .213 .460 -0.070 0.66 0.000 -0.070 -1.0 6 2
Alfredo Griffin SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .279 .335 .358 .693 0.056 0.65 0.075 -0.019 0.1 2 3
Dave Stewart P 0 1
   Dennis Lamp P 0 0
   Dave Leiper P 0 0
   Gene Nelson P 0 0
   Dave Von Ohlen P 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 7 5 2 7 36 .206 .250 .382 .632 0.098 0.81 0.615 -0.520 -0.1 24 8
2B: R Jackson (6, off B Saberhagen).
3B: M McGwire (3, off B Saberhagen).
HR: M Davis (17, off B Saberhagen, 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: M Davis 4; M McGwire 3; R Jackson 2; A Griffin 2; L Polonia; C Lansford.
RBI: M McGwire 2 (45); M Davis 2 (42); C Lansford (27).
2-out RBI: M McGwire 2; C Lansford.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. M McGwire-A Griffin-M McGwire.
Baserunning
SB: L Polonia (12, 2nd base off B Saberhagen/L Owen); T Phillips (6, 2nd base off B Saberhagen/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 0 0 0 0 4 .288 .324 .381 .704 -0.076 0.80 0.000 -0.076 -1.2 4 0 GDP
Kevin Seitzer 3B 3 2 2 1 1 1 4 .309 .391 .423 .813 0.110 0.89 0.141 -0.031 1.6 0 0 2B,SB
George Brett DH 4 3 3 1 0 0 4 .317 .417 .483 .900 0.187 0.95 0.221 -0.034 2.2 HR
Danny Tartabull RF 3 1 1 2 0 1 4 .323 .380 .484 .864 0.062 1.02 0.111 -0.049 0.4 4 0 SF
Frank White 2B 3 1 1 4 0 1 4 .226 .299 .369 .668 0.188 0.91 0.225 -0.036 1.8 1 2 HR,SF
Bo Jackson LF 4 1 1 1 0 3 4 .262 .327 .524 .852 0.072 0.52 0.103 -0.031 0.5 1 0 HR
Steve Balboni 1B 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .211 .288 .402 .690 0.041 0.34 0.051 -0.009 0.4 5 1 2B,HBP
Angel Salazar SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .229 .232 .289 .520 -0.048 0.54 0.000 -0.048 -0.9 1 4 SH
Jamie Quirk C 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .248 .326 .336 .662 0.027 0.71 0.039 -0.012 0.2 5 0
   Hal McRae PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .357 .438 .571 1.009 0.035 0.89 0.035 0.000 0.6
   Larry Owen C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .186 .234 .288 .523 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.1 3 0
Bret Saberhagen P 3 0
Team Totals 31 10 11 10 1 7 36 .355 .371 .710 1.081 0.598 0.73 0.926 -0.326 5.5 27 7
2B: K Seitzer (9, off D Stewart); S Balboni (7, off D Lamp).
HR: F White (6, off D Stewart, 3rd inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF); G Brett (2, off D Stewart, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); B Jackson (14, off D Stewart, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: D Tartabull (3, off G Nelson); F White (3, off G Nelson).
SH: A Salazar (4, off D Lamp).
HBP: S Balboni (2, by D Stewart).
TB: G Brett 6; F White 4; B Jackson 4; K Seitzer 3; S Balboni 2; D Tartabull; J Quirk; H McRae.
GIDP: W Wilson (7).
RBI: F White 4 (33); D Tartabull 2 (29); B Jackson (35); G Brett (8); H McRae (9); K Seitzer (28).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 5 for 7.
Baserunning
SB: K Seitzer (4, 2nd base off D Stewart/M Tettleton).

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Stewart, L (7-7) 5 7 7 7 1 5 3 4.15 24 29 -0.510 0.93 -4.2
Dennis Lamp 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 5.40 2 0 0 -0.032 0.60 -0.4
Dave Leiper 0.2 3 2 2 0 0 0 3.00 4 1 1 -0.049 0.48 -1.5
Gene Nelson 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.77 3 2 2 -0.009 0.18 0.1
Dave Von Ohlen 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.002 0.02 0.6
Team Totals 8 11 10 10 1 7 3 11.25 36 29 3 3 -0.598 0.73 -5.5
D Stewart faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.
D Leiper faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen, W (12-1) 9 7 5 5 2 7 1 2.25 36 58 -0.098 0.81 0.1
Team Totals 9 7 5 5 2 7 1 5.00 36 58 -0.098 0.81 0.1
Balks: B Saberhagen (1).
WP: None.
HBP: D Stewart (2; S Balboni).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Palermo, 1B - Dan Morrison, 2B - Tim Tschida, 3B - Dave Phillips.
Time of Game: 2:30.
Attendance: 26,780.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 2-3 1 1-3 RRR KCR F. White D. Stewart 22% 74% Home Run; Brett Scores; Tartabull Scores
t5 3-5 1 -2- RR OAK M. Davis B. Saberhagen -19% 53% Home Run; Griffin Scores
t3 1-0 2 1-3 RR OAK M. McGwire B. Saberhagen -17% 23% Triple to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Davis Scores; Lansford Scores
b5 5-5 1 --- R KCR G. Brett D. Stewart 14% 68% Home Run
t3 0-0 2 12- R OAK C. Lansford B. Saberhagen -11% 40% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Polonia Scores; Davis to 3B

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 --- O OAK L. Polonia B. Saberhagen 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O OAK M. Davis B. Saberhagen 2% 54% Foul Flyball: C
t1 0-0 2 --- O OAK C. Lansford B. Saberhagen 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Dave Stewart facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Stewart -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- KCR K. Seitzer D. Stewart 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- KCR G. Brett D. Stewart 1% 57% Seitzer Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O KCR G. Brett D. Stewart -3% 53% Lineout: LF
b1 0-0 2 -2- O KCR D. Tartabull D. Stewart -3% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O OAK M. McGwire B. Saberhagen 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O OAK J. Canseco B. Saberhagen 2% 54% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 2 --- OAK R. Jackson B. Saberhagen -2% 52% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t2 0-0 2 -2- O OAK T. Phillips B. Saberhagen 3% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Dave Stewart facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Stewart -2% 53% Lineout: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR B. Jackson D. Stewart -2% 51% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- KCR S. Balboni D. Stewart 1% 52% Hit By Pitch
b2 0-0 2 1-- O KCR A. Salazar D. Stewart -2% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O OAK M. Tettleton B. Saberhagen 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 1 --- OAK A. Griffin B. Saberhagen -3% 50% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
t3 0-0 1 1-- O OAK L. Polonia B. Saberhagen 3% 53% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t3 0-0 2 1-- OAK M. Davis B. Saberhagen -1% 52% Balk; Polonia to 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- OAK M. Davis B. Saberhagen -1% 51% Walk
t3 0-0 2 12- R OAK C. Lansford B. Saberhagen -11% 40% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Polonia Scores; Davis to 3B
t3 1-0 2 1-3 RR OAK M. McGwire B. Saberhagen -17% 23% Triple to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Davis Scores; Lansford Scores
t3 3-0 2 --3 O OAK J. Canseco B. Saberhagen 3% 25% Bunt Popfly: P
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Dave Stewart facing 9-1-2
b3 0-3 0 --- KCR J. Quirk D. Stewart 4% 29% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b3 0-3 0 1-- O KCR W. Wilson D. Stewart -2% 27% Groundout: P-1B; Quirk to 2B
b3 0-3 1 -2- R KCR K. Seitzer D. Stewart 9% 36% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Quirk Scores
b3 1-3 1 -2- KCR G. Brett D. Stewart 5% 41% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Seitzer to 3B
b3 1-3 1 1-3 R KCR D. Tartabull D. Stewart 11% 52% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Seitzer Scores; Brett to 3B
b3 2-3 1 1-3 RRR KCR F. White D. Stewart 22% 74% Home Run; Brett Scores; Tartabull Scores
b3 5-3 1 --- O KCR B. Jackson D. Stewart -1% 73% Strikeout
b3 5-3 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni D. Stewart -1% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 5.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 6-7-8
t4 3-5 0 --- O OAK R. Jackson B. Saberhagen 3% 75% Strikeout Looking
t4 3-5 1 --- O OAK T. Phillips B. Saberhagen 2% 77% Strikeout
t4 3-5 2 --- O OAK M. Tettleton B. Saberhagen 1% 78% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Athletics' Dave Stewart facing 8-9-1
b4 5-3 0 --- O KCR A. Salazar D. Stewart -2% 76% Flyball: RF
b4 5-3 1 --- O KCR J. Quirk D. Stewart -1% 75% Flyball: LF
b4 5-3 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Stewart -1% 74% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 5.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
t5 3-5 0 --- OAK A. Griffin B. Saberhagen -5% 69% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 3-5 0 1-- O OAK L. Polonia B. Saberhagen 3% 72% Bunt Groundout: P unassisted; Griffin to 2B
t5 3-5 1 -2- RR OAK M. Davis B. Saberhagen -19% 53% Home Run; Griffin Scores
t5 5-5 1 --- O OAK C. Lansford B. Saberhagen 2% 55% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 5-5 2 --- O OAK M. McGwire B. Saberhagen 2% 57% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 5-5, Athletics' Dave Stewart facing 2-3-4
b5 5-5 0 --- O KCR K. Seitzer D. Stewart -3% 54% Strikeout Looking
b5 5-5 1 --- R KCR G. Brett D. Stewart 14% 68% Home Run
b5 6-5 1 --- O KCR D. Tartabull D. Stewart -2% 66% Strikeout Looking
b5 6-5 2 --- O KCR F. White D. Stewart -1% 65% Strikeout (C-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 6.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 5-6, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
t6 5-6 0 --- O OAK J. Canseco B. Saberhagen 4% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 5-6 1 --- O OAK R. Jackson B. Saberhagen 3% 72% Flyball: LF
t6 5-6 2 --- O OAK T. Phillips B. Saberhagen 2% 73% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-5, Athletics' Dave Stewart facing 6-7-8
b6 6-5 0 --- R KCR B. Jackson D. Stewart 10% 84% Home Run
Dennis Lamp replaces Dave Stewart pitching
b6 7-5 0 --- KCR S. Balboni D. Lamp 4% 88% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b6 7-5 0 -2- O KCR A. Salazar D. Lamp -1% 87% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Balboni to 3B
Dave Leiper replaces Dennis Lamp pitching
Hal McRae pinch hits for Jamie Quirk (C) batting 9th
b6 7-5 1 --3 R KCR H. McRae D. Leiper 4% 90% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Balboni Scores
b6 8-5 1 1-- OO KCR W. Wilson D. Leiper -2% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 8.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 5-8, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
Larry Owen replaces Hal McRae (PH) playing C batting 9th
t7 5-8 0 --- O OAK M. Tettleton B. Saberhagen 3% 91% Strikeout
t7 5-8 1 --- O OAK A. Griffin B. Saberhagen 2% 93% Lineout: CF
t7 5-8 2 --- OAK L. Polonia B. Saberhagen -1% 91% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t7 5-8 2 1-- OAK M. Davis B. Saberhagen -1% 91% Polonia Steals 2B
t7 5-8 2 -2- O OAK M. Davis B. Saberhagen 3% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-5, Athletics' Dave Leiper facing 2-3-4
b7 8-5 0 --- KCR K. Seitzer D. Leiper 1% 95% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
b7 8-5 0 1-- KCR G. Brett D. Leiper 3% 97% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Seitzer to 3B; Brett to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
Gene Nelson replaces Dave Leiper pitching
b7 8-5 0 -23 RO KCR D. Tartabull G. Nelson 0% 98% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Seitzer Scores; Brett to 3B
b7 9-5 1 --3 RO KCR F. White G. Nelson 1% 98% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Brett Scores
b7 10-5 2 --- O KCR B. Jackson G. Nelson -0% 98% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 10.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 5-10, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 3-4-5
t8 5-10 0 --- O OAK C. Lansford B. Saberhagen 1% 99% Flyball: SS
t8 5-10 1 --- O OAK M. McGwire B. Saberhagen 0% 99% Flyball: CF
t8 5-10 2 --- O OAK J. Canseco B. Saberhagen 0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 10.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 10-5, Athletics' Dave Von Ohlen facing 7-8-9
Dave Von Ohlen replaces Gene Nelson pitching
b8 10-5 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni D. Von Ohlen -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 10-5 1 --- O KCR A. Salazar D. Von Ohlen -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 10-5 2 --- O KCR L. Owen D. Von Ohlen -0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 10.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 5-10, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 6-7-8
t9 5-10 0 --- O OAK R. Jackson B. Saberhagen 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-10 1 --- OAK T. Phillips B. Saberhagen -0% 99% Walk
t9 5-10 1 1-- O OAK M. Tettleton B. Saberhagen 1% 100% Strikeout, Phillips Steals 2B
t9 5-10 2 -2- O OAK A. Griffin B. Saberhagen 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Royals 10.

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