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Tuesday, August 11, 1987,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 35,651, Time of Game: 2:45
Yankees
5
66-48
 Lost 3 
2nd, 1½ GB
at Royals
8
56-56
 Won 3 
4th, 5 GB
W: Bret Saberhagen (16-7)
L: Ron Guidry (3-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  2  1   0  0  2   0  0  0    5 12  0
Royals          6  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  X    8  9  0

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Claudell Washington CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .273 .332 .433 .765 0.048 0.96 0.090 -0.042 0.3 2 0 2B
   Henry Cotto PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .260 .293 .457 .750 -0.022 0.83 0.000 -0.022 -0.3
Gary Ward DH 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .245 .290 .389 .678 -0.137 1.12 0.000 -0.137 -1.2
Don Mattingly 1B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .327 .389 .566 .955 -0.065 0.76 0.036 -0.102 -0.5 4 1 2·2B
Dave Winfield RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .283 .373 .486 .859 0.038 1.06 0.103 -0.065 0.4 0 0
Mike Pagliarulo 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .247 .328 .501 .829 0.017 1.10 0.084 -0.068 0.3 1 1 2B
Dan Pasqua LF 4 1 1 2 0 2 4 .211 .313 .394 .708 0.041 1.23 0.141 -0.100 0.4 3 0 HR
Rick Cerone C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .253 .327 .342 .669 -0.113 1.16 0.006 -0.119 -0.6 9 0
Bob Meacham 2B-SS 4 1 1 2 0 2 4 .242 .333 .348 .682 -0.015 0.90 0.070 -0.085 1.3 2 1 HR
Wayne Tolleson SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .224 .310 .245 .555 0.003 0.44 0.021 -0.017 -0.1 3 2
   Juan Bonilla PH-2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .286 .375 .661 -0.029 1.06 0.000 -0.029 -0.1 0 0
Ron Guidry P 0 2
   Tim Stoddard P 0 0
Team Totals 38 5 12 5 1 7 39 .316 .333 .579 .912 -0.234 0.98 0.551 -0.786 -0.1 24 7
2B: D Mattingly 2 (28, 2 off B Saberhagen); C Washington (14, off B Saberhagen); M Pagliarulo (18, off B Saberhagen).
HR: B Meacham (2, off B Saberhagen, 2nd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); D Pasqua (11, off B Saberhagen, 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: D Pasqua 4; B Meacham 4; D Mattingly 4; C Washington 3; M Pagliarulo 3; D Winfield 2; R Cerone; J Bonilla.
RBI: D Pasqua 2 (32); B Meacham 2 (7); D Winfield (79).
2-out RBI: B Meacham 2; D Winfield.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Guidry-W Tolleson-D Mattingly.

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 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .278 .312 .384 .696 -0.053 0.54 0.012 -0.065 -0.8 4 0 CS
Lonnie Smith LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .274 .346 .384 .729 0.036 0.55 0.060 -0.024 0.1 3 1 2B
Kevin Seitzer 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .328 .399 .486 .885 0.010 0.72 0.077 -0.067 -0.2 0 2 GDP
George Brett 1B 3 2 3 1 1 0 4 .314 .412 .527 .939 0.143 0.51 0.143 0.000 2.1 8 0 HR
Danny Tartabull RF 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .295 .367 .466 .833 -0.043 0.66 0.036 -0.079 -0.3 2 0 HR
Frank White 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .240 .309 .376 .686 0.062 0.63 0.090 -0.028 0.3 3 3
Steve Balboni DH 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .225 .294 .421 .716 -0.026 0.68 0.009 -0.035 -0.5 IW
Ross Jones SS 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .257 .300 .286 .586 0.084 0.74 0.110 -0.026 1.2 0 4
Larry Owen C 3 0 1 2 0 1 3 .192 .259 .308 .566 0.052 0.54 0.077 -0.024 1.5 7 0 2B
Bret Saberhagen P 0 0
   Jerry Don Gleaton P 0 0
Team Totals 31 8 9 8 4 9 35 .290 .371 .548 .920 0.265 0.62 0.614 -0.348 3.5 27 10
2B: L Smith (2, off R Guidry); L Owen (6, off R Guidry).
HR: G Brett (13, off R Guidry, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); D Tartabull (17, off T Stoddard, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
IBB: S Balboni (1, by R Guidry).
TB: G Brett 6; D Tartabull 4; L Owen 2; L Smith 2; R Jones; K Seitzer; F White.
GIDP: K Seitzer (13).
RBI: R Jones 2 (5); L Owen 2 (10); G Brett (43); K Seitzer (60); D Tartabull (58); F White (51).
2-out RBI: L Owen 2; R Jones 2; F White.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 4 for 6.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: L Smith (J Bonilla at 2nd base).
Baserunning
CS: W Wilson (6, 2nd base by R Guidry/R Cerone).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ron Guidry, L (3-6) 7 8 7 7 4 7 1 3.80 31 36 -0.239 0.68 -3.1
Tim Stoddard 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 3.82 4 0 0 -0.027 0.15 -0.4
Team Totals 8 9 8 8 4 9 2 9.00 35 36 0 0 -0.266 0.62 -3.5
R Guidry faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen, W (16-7) 6 10 5 5 1 4 2 3.14 29 35 -0.032 0.87 -1.6
Jerry Don Gleaton, S (5) 3 2 0 0 0 3 0 4.10 10 0 0 0.266 1.32 1.7
Team Totals 9 12 5 5 1 7 2 5.00 39 35 0 0 0.234 0.98 0.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R Guidry (3; S Balboni).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Tschida, 1B - Dave Phillips, 2B - Steve Palermo, 3B - Dan Morrison.
Time of Game: 2:45.
Attendance: 35,651.
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
t6 3-6 0 -2- RR NYY D. Pasqua B. Saberhagen -14% 65% Home Run; Pagliarulo Scores
b1 2-0 2 123 RR KCR R. Jones R. Guidry 11% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Brett Scores; White Scores; Balboni to 2B
b1 1-0 2 1-3 R KCR F. White R. Guidry 9% 73% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Seitzer Scores; Brett to 3B; White to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
b1 0-0 1 -2- R KCR K. Seitzer R. Guidry 8% 64% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Smith Scores
b1 4-0 2 12- RR KCR L. Owen R. Guidry 8% 93% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Balboni Scores; Jones Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYY C. Washington B. Saberhagen 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYY G. Ward B. Saberhagen 2% 54% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- NYY D. Mattingly B. Saberhagen -2% 52% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t1 0-0 2 -2- O NYY D. Winfield B. Saberhagen 3% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson R. Guidry -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- KCR L. Smith R. Guidry 4% 57% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b1 0-0 1 -2- R KCR K. Seitzer R. Guidry 8% 64% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Smith Scores
b1 1-0 1 1-- KCR G. Brett R. Guidry 5% 70% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Seitzer to 3B
b1 1-0 1 1-3 O KCR D. Tartabull R. Guidry -6% 64% Flyball: SS
b1 1-0 2 1-3 R KCR F. White R. Guidry 9% 73% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Seitzer Scores; Brett to 3B; White to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
b1 2-0 2 -23 KCR S. Balboni R. Guidry 1% 74% Intentional Walk
b1 2-0 2 123 RR KCR R. Jones R. Guidry 11% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Brett Scores; White Scores; Balboni to 2B
b1 4-0 2 12- RR KCR L. Owen R. Guidry 8% 93% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Balboni Scores; Jones Scores
b1 6-0 2 -2- O KCR W. Wilson R. Guidry -1% 92% Strikeout Looking
6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 6.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
t2 0-6 0 --- O NYY M. Pagliarulo B. Saberhagen 1% 93% Strikeout
t2 0-6 1 --- O NYY D. Pasqua B. Saberhagen 1% 94% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-6 2 --- NYY R. Cerone B. Saberhagen -1% 93% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 0-6 2 1-- RR NYY B. Meacham B. Saberhagen -7% 86% Home Run; Cerone Scores
t2 2-6 2 --- O NYY W. Tolleson B. Saberhagen 1% 87% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 2-3-4
b2 6-2 0 --- O KCR L. Smith R. Guidry -1% 86% Flyball: CF
b2 6-2 1 --- O KCR K. Seitzer R. Guidry -1% 85% Flyball: LF
b2 6-2 2 --- KCR G. Brett R. Guidry 1% 86% Walk
b2 6-2 2 1-- O KCR D. Tartabull R. Guidry -1% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 6.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t3 2-6 0 --- O NYY C. Washington B. Saberhagen 2% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 2-6 1 --- O NYY G. Ward B. Saberhagen 1% 88% Lineout: RF
t3 2-6 2 --- NYY D. Mattingly B. Saberhagen -1% 86% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
t3 2-6 2 -2- R NYY D. Winfield B. Saberhagen -5% 81% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Mattingly Scores
t3 3-6 2 1-- NYY M. Pagliarulo B. Saberhagen -2% 78% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Winfield to 3B
t3 3-6 2 1-3 O NYY D. Pasqua B. Saberhagen 5% 83% Lineout: 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 3, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 6-7-8
b3 6-3 0 --- O KCR F. White R. Guidry -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 6-3 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni R. Guidry -1% 81% Strikeout Looking
b3 6-3 2 --- O KCR R. Jones R. Guidry -1% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 3, Royals 6.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 7-8-9
t4 3-6 0 --- O NYY R. Cerone B. Saberhagen 2% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 3-6 1 --- O NYY B. Meacham B. Saberhagen 2% 84% Flyball: CF
t4 3-6 2 --- O NYY W. Tolleson B. Saberhagen 1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 3, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 9-1-2
b4 6-3 0 --- O KCR L. Owen R. Guidry -1% 84% Strikeout Looking
b4 6-3 1 --- KCR W. Wilson R. Guidry 1% 85% Walk
b4 6-3 1 1-- O KCR L. Smith R. Guidry -1% 84% Lineout: 3B
b4 6-3 2 1-- O KCR K. Seitzer R. Guidry -1% 82% Wilson Caught Stealing 2B (P-1B-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 3, Royals 6.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t5 3-6 0 --- NYY C. Washington B. Saberhagen -6% 77% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t5 3-6 0 -2- O NYY G. Ward B. Saberhagen 3% 79% Groundout: SS-1B; Washington to 3B
t5 3-6 1 --3 O NYY D. Mattingly B. Saberhagen 5% 84% Flyball: LF
t5 3-6 2 --3 O NYY D. Winfield B. Saberhagen 3% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 3, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 3-4-5
b5 6-3 0 --- O KCR K. Seitzer R. Guidry -1% 87% Strikeout Looking
b5 6-3 1 --- KCR G. Brett R. Guidry 1% 88% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b5 6-3 1 1-- O KCR D. Tartabull R. Guidry -1% 86% Strikeout Looking
b5 6-3 2 1-- O KCR F. White R. Guidry -1% 85% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 3, Royals 6.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
t6 3-6 0 --- NYY M. Pagliarulo B. Saberhagen -6% 79% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t6 3-6 0 -2- RR NYY D. Pasqua B. Saberhagen -14% 65% Home Run; Pagliarulo Scores
t6 5-6 0 --- O NYY R. Cerone B. Saberhagen 4% 69% Flyball: LF
t6 5-6 1 --- O NYY B. Meacham B. Saberhagen 3% 72% Strikeout
t6 5-6 2 --- NYY W. Tolleson B. Saberhagen -2% 70% Walk
t6 5-6 2 1-- NYY C. Washington B. Saberhagen -3% 66% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Tolleson to 2B
t6 5-6 2 12- O NYY G. Ward B. Saberhagen 7% 73% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-5, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 7-8-9
b6 6-5 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni R. Guidry -2% 71% Flyball: LF
b6 6-5 1 --- O KCR R. Jones R. Guidry -2% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 6-5 2 --- O KCR L. Owen R. Guidry -1% 68% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 6.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 5-6, Royals' Jerry Don Gleaton facing 3-4-5
Jerry Don Gleaton replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
t7 5-6 0 --- O NYY D. Mattingly J. Gleaton 5% 73% Flyball: CF
t7 5-6 1 --- NYY D. Winfield J. Gleaton -5% 68% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t7 5-6 1 1-- O NYY M. Pagliarulo J. Gleaton 6% 73% Flyball: CF
t7 5-6 2 1-- O NYY D. Pasqua J. Gleaton 5% 78% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-5, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 1-2-3
b7 6-5 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson R. Guidry -2% 76% Foul Flyball: 2B
b7 6-5 1 --- KCR L. Smith R. Guidry 2% 78% Walk
b7 6-5 1 1-- OO KCR K. Seitzer R. Guidry -5% 73% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 6.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 5-6, Royals' Jerry Don Gleaton facing 7-8-9
t8 5-6 0 --- O NYY R. Cerone J. Gleaton 6% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 5-6 1 --- O NYY B. Meacham J. Gleaton 4% 83% Strikeout
Juan Bonilla pinch hits for Wayne Tolleson (SS) batting 9th
t8 5-6 2 --- O NYY J. Bonilla J. Gleaton 3% 86% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Bonilla out at 2B/LF-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-5, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 4-5-6
Juan Bonilla moves from PH to 2B
Bob Meacham moves from 2B to SS
b8 6-5 0 --- R KCR G. Brett R. Guidry 7% 93% Home Run
Tim Stoddard replaces Ron Guidry pitching
b8 7-5 0 --- R KCR D. Tartabull T. Stoddard 4% 97% Home Run
b8 8-5 0 --- O KCR F. White T. Stoddard -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 8-5 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni T. Stoddard -0% 96% Strikeout
b8 8-5 2 --- O KCR R. Jones T. Stoddard -0% 96% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 8.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 5-8, Royals' Jerry Don Gleaton facing 1-2-3
Henry Cotto pinch hits for Claudell Washington (CF) batting 1st
t9 5-8 0 --- O NYY H. Cotto J. Gleaton 2% 98% Strikeout
t9 5-8 1 --- O NYY G. Ward J. Gleaton 1% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 5-8 2 --- O NYY D. Mattingly J. Gleaton 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 8.

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