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@CAL
3
4
BOS
@KCR
0
4
CHW
@MIL
3
2
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@NYY
10
5
MIN
@OAK
2
3
BAL
@TEX
7
1
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@TOR
3
0
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@ATL
5
2
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@CHC
3
5
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@CIN
7
3
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@HOU
6
0
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@MON
12
4
PIT
@STL
6
7
 
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Saturday, August 1, 1987,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 40,111, Time of Game: 2:28
Red Sox
0
48-55
 Lost 1 
5th, 14½ GB
at Royals
4
50-53
 Won 1 
4th, 5 GB
L: Jeff Sellers (3-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  6  0
Royals          0  1  0   0  0  2   1  0  X    4 10  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 1 0 0 1 4 .271 .316 .494 .810 -0.014 0.90 0.047 -0.061 -0.0 2 0 SB
Marty Barrett 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .267 .336 .318 .654 -0.057 0.82 0.014 -0.071 -0.7 2 0
Wade Boggs 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .371 .459 .612 1.071 -0.063 0.75 0.010 -0.074 -0.4 3 2
Jim Rice LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .297 .369 .431 .800 -0.056 0.95 0.013 -0.068 -0.7 2 1
Don Baylor DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .231 .344 .404 .748 -0.091 0.83 0.000 -0.091 -1.2
Dwight Evans 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .317 .419 .567 .986 -0.025 0.60 0.013 -0.038 -0.2 8 0
Todd Benzinger RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .290 .389 .403 .792 0.041 0.89 0.081 -0.040 0.2 1 0 2B
John Marzano C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .143 .000 .143 -0.165 0.89 0.000 -0.165 -1.5 4 2
Spike Owen SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .258 .329 .353 .682 -0.051 0.90 0.041 -0.092 -0.6 2 5 CS
Jeff Sellers P 0 2
   Wes Gardner P 0 0
Team Totals 31 0 6 0 1 4 32 .194 .219 .226 .445 -0.481 0.84 0.219 -0.700 -5.1 24 12
2B: T Benzinger (4, off C Leibrandt).
TB: T Benzinger 2; D Evans; M Barrett; W Boggs; S Owen; E Burks.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Boggs-D Evans.
Outfield Assists: J Rice (M Macfarlane at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: E Burks (15, 2nd base off C Leibrandt/M Macfarlane).
CS: S Owen (4, 2nd base by C Leibrandt/M Macfarlane).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lonnie Smith LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .263 .317 .342 .659 -0.062 0.61 0.004 -0.066 -0.5 2 0
Kevin Seitzer 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .313 .388 .450 .838 0.013 0.66 0.059 -0.046 -0.4 1 5 2B
George Brett 1B 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .294 .390 .464 .854 0.106 0.53 0.124 -0.017 1.1 14 1 HR
Danny Tartabull RF 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .294 .366 .458 .824 0.033 0.40 0.044 -0.011 1.0 0 0 2B
Bo Jackson CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .260 .321 .495 .817 -0.047 0.74 0.035 -0.082 -0.4 1 0 CS
Frank White 2B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .233 .304 .354 .658 -0.012 0.70 0.036 -0.048 -0.9 2 4
Steve Balboni DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .206 .273 .385 .658 0.055 0.79 0.100 -0.045 -0.0 2B
Ross Jones SS 1 1 0 1 1 0 3 .400 .429 .600 1.029 -0.036 0.81 0.009 -0.045 -0.2 2 2 SF
Mike Macfarlane C 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .188 .278 .250 .528 -0.030 0.70 0.018 -0.048 -0.2 4 0 2B
Charlie Leibrandt P 1 4
Team Totals 30 4 10 4 3 4 34 .333 .382 .567 .949 0.020 0.66 0.429 -0.408 -0.5 27 16
2B: S Balboni (8, off J Sellers); K Seitzer (24, off J Sellers); D Tartabull (13, off J Sellers); M Macfarlane (1, off J Sellers).
HR: G Brett (8, off J Sellers, 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: R Jones (1, off J Sellers).
TB: D Tartabull 4; G Brett 4; S Balboni 2; M Macfarlane 2; K Seitzer 2; B Jackson 2; L Smith.
RBI: G Brett 2 (36); M Macfarlane (3); R Jones (1).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Leibrandt-F White.
Baserunning
CS: B Jackson (4, 2nd base by J Sellers/J Marzano).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jeff Sellers, L (3-4) 6.1 8 4 4 3 2 1 6.58 28 40 -0.031 0.77 -0.6
Wes Gardner 1.2 2 0 0 0 2 0 5.83 6 1 0 0.012 0.12 1.1
Team Totals 8 10 4 4 3 4 1 4.50 34 40 1 0 -0.019 0.66 0.5

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Charlie Leibrandt, W (11-8) 9 6 0 0 1 4 0 2.62 32 78 0.480 0.84 5.1
Team Totals 9 6 0 0 1 4 0 0.00 32 78 0.480 0.84 5.1
Balks: None.
WP: C Leibrandt (8).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Terry Cooney, 1B - Dale Ford, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - Tim Welke.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 40,111.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Ellis Burks CF 1 Lonnie Smith LF
2 Marty Barrett 2B 2 Kevin Seitzer 3B
3 Wade Boggs 3B 3 George Brett 1B
4 Jim Rice LF 4 Danny Tartabull RF
5 Don Baylor DH 5 Bo Jackson CF
6 Dwight Evans 1B 6 Frank White 2B
7 Todd Benzinger RF 7 Steve Balboni DH
8 John Marzano C 8 Ross Jones SS
9 Spike Owen SS 9 Mike Macfarlane C
Jeff Sellers P Charlie Leibrandt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 0-1 0 -2- OO BOS J. Marzano C. Leibrandt 14% 69% Line Drive Double Play: P-2B
b6 1-0 0 -2- RR KCR G. Brett J. Sellers 11% 90% Home Run; Seitzer Scores
b2 0-0 0 1-- KCR S. Balboni J. Sellers 10% 69% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); White to 3B
t5 0-1 0 --- BOS T. Benzinger C. Leibrandt -8% 55% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
t3 0-1 0 1-- O BOS E. Burks C. Leibrandt 7% 63% Owen Caught Stealing 2B (P-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' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BOS E. Burks C. Leibrandt -3% 47% Single to 2B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- O BOS M. Barrett C. Leibrandt 3% 50% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O BOS W. Boggs C. Leibrandt 2% 52% Strikeout, Burks Steals 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- BOS J. Rice C. Leibrandt -0% 51% Wild Pitch; Burks to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 BOS J. Rice C. Leibrandt -1% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O BOS D. Baylor C. Leibrandt 5% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Jeff Sellers facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR L. Smith J. Sellers -2% 53% Lineout: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR K. Seitzer J. Sellers -2% 51% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 --- KCR G. Brett J. Sellers 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- KCR D. Tartabull J. Sellers 2% 54% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Brett to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- O KCR B. Jackson J. Sellers -4% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O BOS D. Evans C. Leibrandt 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O BOS T. Benzinger C. Leibrandt 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O BOS J. Marzano C. Leibrandt 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-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' Jeff Sellers facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- KCR F. White J. Sellers 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- KCR S. Balboni J. Sellers 10% 69% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); White to 3B
b2 0-0 0 -23 RO KCR R. Jones J. Sellers -2% 67% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; White Scores
b2 1-0 1 -2- O KCR M. Macfarlane J. Sellers -3% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-0 2 -2- O KCR L. Smith J. Sellers -3% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- BOS S. Owen C. Leibrandt -4% 56% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t3 0-1 0 1-- O BOS E. Burks C. Leibrandt 7% 63% Owen Caught Stealing 2B (P-1B)
t3 0-1 1 --- O BOS E. Burks C. Leibrandt 2% 65% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- BOS M. Barrett C. Leibrandt -1% 64% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t3 0-1 2 1-- O BOS W. Boggs C. Leibrandt 3% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Jeff Sellers facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- O KCR K. Seitzer J. Sellers -2% 64% Lineout: CF
b3 1-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Sellers -2% 63% Lineout: 2B
b3 1-0 2 --- O KCR D. Tartabull J. Sellers -1% 62% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 4-5-6
t4 0-1 0 --- O BOS J. Rice C. Leibrandt 3% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- O BOS D. Baylor C. Leibrandt 2% 67% Flyball: SS
t4 0-1 2 --- O BOS D. Evans C. Leibrandt 1% 68% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Jeff Sellers facing 5-6-7
b4 1-0 0 --- KCR B. Jackson J. Sellers 3% 71% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 1-0 0 1-- O KCR F. White J. Sellers -3% 68% Flyball: CF
b4 1-0 1 1-- O KCR S. Balboni J. Sellers -3% 65% Flyball: 3B
b4 1-0 2 1-- O KCR R. Jones J. Sellers -2% 63% Jackson Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 7-8-9
t5 0-1 0 --- BOS T. Benzinger C. Leibrandt -8% 55% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
t5 0-1 0 -2- OO BOS J. Marzano C. Leibrandt 14% 69% Line Drive Double Play: P-2B
t5 0-1 2 --- O BOS S. Owen C. Leibrandt 2% 70% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Jeff Sellers facing 8-9-1
b5 1-0 0 --- O KCR R. Jones J. Sellers -2% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-0 1 --- O KCR M. Macfarlane J. Sellers -2% 66% Flyball: SS
b5 1-0 2 --- O KCR L. Smith J. Sellers -1% 65% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
t6 0-1 0 --- O BOS E. Burks C. Leibrandt 4% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-1 1 --- O BOS M. Barrett C. Leibrandt 3% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-1 2 --- O BOS W. Boggs C. Leibrandt 2% 73% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Jeff Sellers facing 2-3-4
b6 1-0 0 --- KCR K. Seitzer J. Sellers 6% 79% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b6 1-0 0 -2- RR KCR G. Brett J. Sellers 11% 90% Home Run; Seitzer Scores
b6 3-0 0 --- KCR D. Tartabull J. Sellers 2% 93% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b6 3-0 0 -2- O KCR B. Jackson J. Sellers -2% 91% Strikeout
b6 3-0 1 -2- O KCR F. White J. Sellers -1% 90% Groundout: P-1B
b6 3-0 2 -2- O KCR S. Balboni J. Sellers -1% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 4-5-6
t7 0-3 0 --- O BOS J. Rice C. Leibrandt 3% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 0-3 1 --- O BOS D. Baylor C. Leibrandt 2% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 0-3 2 --- BOS D. Evans C. Leibrandt -1% 91% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t7 0-3 2 1-- O BOS T. Benzinger C. Leibrandt 2% 94% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Jeff Sellers facing 8-9-1
b7 3-0 0 --- KCR R. Jones J. Sellers 1% 95% Walk
b7 3-0 0 1-- RO KCR M. Macfarlane J. Sellers 2% 96% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Jones Scores; Macfarlane out at 3B/LF-SS-C-3B
b7 4-0 1 --- KCR L. Smith J. Sellers 0% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
Wes Gardner replaces Jeff Sellers pitching
b7 4-0 1 1-- OO KCR K. Seitzer W. Gardner -1% 96% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 8-9-1
t8 0-4 0 --- O BOS J. Marzano C. Leibrandt 1% 97% Flyball: CF
t8 0-4 1 --- O BOS S. Owen C. Leibrandt 1% 98% Foul Flyball: LF
t8 0-4 2 --- O BOS E. Burks C. Leibrandt 0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Red Sox' Wes Gardner facing 3-4-5
b8 4-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett W. Gardner -0% 98% Flyball: LF
b8 4-0 1 --- KCR D. Tartabull W. Gardner 0% 99% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b8 4-0 1 1-- KCR B. Jackson W. Gardner 0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Tartabull to 2B
b8 4-0 1 12- O KCR F. White W. Gardner -0% 99% Strikeout
b8 4-0 2 12- O KCR S. Balboni W. Gardner -0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 2-3-4
t9 0-4 0 --- O BOS M. Barrett C. Leibrandt 1% 99% Foul Flyball: 1B
t9 0-4 1 --- BOS W. Boggs C. Leibrandt -1% 98% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t9 0-4 1 1-- O BOS J. Rice C. Leibrandt 1% 100% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t9 0-4 2 1-- O BOS D. Baylor C. Leibrandt 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 4.

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