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CLE
@BAL
8
6
TOR
@BOS
10
4
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@CHW
8
7
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@KCR
1
2
TEX
@MIL
12
3
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@MIN
8
2
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@SEA
3
4
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@LAD
0
1
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@NYM
2
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@PHI
7
13
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@PIT
0
11
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@SDP
2
1
HOU
@SFG
1
8
Wednesday, August 12, 1987,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 34,395, Time of Game: 2:53
Yankees
1
66-49
 Lost 4 
3rd, 2½ GB
at Royals
2
57-56
 Won 4 
3rd, 4 GB
L: Rick Rhoden (14-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  8  1
Royals          0  0  0   0  1  0   0  1  X    2 11  0

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Roberto Kelly CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 5 .300 .400 .600 1.000 -0.089 1.72 0.083 -0.172 -0.1 3 0 2·2B,SF
Henry Cotto LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .252 .285 .443 .727 -0.135 1.13 0.000 -0.135 -1.1 1 0
Don Mattingly 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .326 .388 .562 .950 -0.041 1.21 0.051 -0.092 -0.3 8 0
Dave Winfield RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .282 .372 .487 .858 -0.025 1.46 0.089 -0.114 -0.6 2 0 2B
Gary Ward DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .245 .289 .387 .677 -0.052 1.50 0.060 -0.111 -0.1
Rick Cerone C 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .254 .330 .342 .672 -0.106 1.68 0.029 -0.134 -0.6 7 0
Mike Pagliarulo 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .244 .325 .496 .821 -0.205 1.92 0.000 -0.205 -1.3 0 2
Juan Bonilla 2B 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .262 .326 .405 .731 0.135 1.58 0.176 -0.041 0.8 2 4 2B
   Wayne Tolleson PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .310 .245 .555 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Bob Meacham SS 3 0 1 0 0 2 4 .246 .333 .362 .696 -0.096 2.11 0.072 -0.168 -0.6 1 3 2B,SH
Rick Rhoden P 0 0
Team Totals 32 1 8 1 3 6 37 .250 .306 .406 .712 -0.614 1.59 0.560 -1.172 -4.1 24 9
2B: R Kelly 2 (3, 2 off C Leibrandt); J Bonilla (3, off C Leibrandt); B Meacham (2, off C Leibrandt); D Winfield (16, off C Leibrandt).
SF: R Kelly (1, off C Leibrandt).
SH: B Meacham (1, off C Leibrandt).
TB: R Kelly 4; J Bonilla 2; B Meacham 2; D Winfield 2; G Ward; D Mattingly; R Cerone.
RBI: R Kelly (5).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Bonilla-B Meacham-D Mattingly; B Meacham-J Bonilla-D Mattingly.
E: B Meacham (3).

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 .276 .309 .380 .690 -0.146 1.38 0.000 -0.146 -1.2 1 0
Kevin Seitzer 3B 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .332 .402 .489 .890 0.092 1.01 0.108 -0.016 0.7 0 4
George Brett 1B 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .315 .414 .524 .938 0.032 1.60 0.165 -0.133 0.0 11 0 GDP
Danny Tartabull RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .294 .366 .464 .830 -0.105 1.28 0.019 -0.124 -0.7 2 0
Lonnie Smith LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .263 .341 .368 .710 -0.082 1.45 0.029 -0.111 -0.4 2 1
Frank White 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .240 .309 .375 .684 -0.093 1.48 0.036 -0.128 -0.9 2 3
Steve Balboni DH 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .225 .294 .430 .724 0.283 1.07 0.341 -0.057 1.0 HR
Jamie Quirk C 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .250 .315 .352 .667 0.090 1.05 0.126 -0.035 1.0 7 0 2·2B
Ross Jones SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .256 .295 .282 .578 -0.184 1.68 0.038 -0.222 -1.9 1 4 GDP
Charlie Leibrandt P 1 2
Team Totals 34 2 11 2 2 7 36 .324 .361 .471 .832 -0.113 1.32 0.862 -0.972 -2.5 27 14
2B: J Quirk 2 (12, 2 off R Rhoden).
HR: S Balboni (16, off R Rhoden, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: J Quirk 5; S Balboni 4; K Seitzer 3; F White; D Tartabull; R Jones; G Brett.
GIDP: R Jones (1); G Brett (7).
RBI: G Brett (44); S Balboni (41).
2-out RBI: S Balboni; G Brett.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: L Smith (W Tolleson at home plate).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Rhoden, L (14-8) 8 11 2 2 2 7 1 3.77 36 57 0.112 1.32 2.5
Team Totals 8 11 2 2 2 7 1 2.25 36 57 0.112 1.32 2.5

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Charlie Leibrandt, W (12-9) 9 8 1 1 3 6 0 2.61 37 70 0.612 1.59 4.1
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 3 6 0 1.00 37 70 0.612 1.59 4.1
Balks: C Leibrandt (2).
WP: R Rhoden (7).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dave Phillips, 1B - Steve Palermo, 2B - Dan Morrison, 3B - Tim Tschida.
Time of Game: 2:53.
Attendance: 34,395.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Kansas City Royals
1 Roberto Kelly CF 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Henry Cotto LF 2 Kevin Seitzer 3B
3 Don Mattingly 1B 3 George Brett 1B
4 Dave Winfield RF 4 Danny Tartabull RF
5 Gary Ward DH 5 Lonnie Smith LF
6 Rick Cerone C 6 Frank White 2B
7 Mike Pagliarulo 3B 7 Steve Balboni DH
8 Juan Bonilla 2B 8 Jamie Quirk C
9 Bob Meacham SS 9 Ross Jones SS
Rick Rhoden P Charlie Leibrandt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 1-1 2 --- R KCR S. Balboni R. Rhoden 30% 83% Home Run
b5 0-1 2 12- R KCR G. Brett R. Rhoden 15% 57% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Jones Scores; Seitzer to 3B
b2 0-0 0 12- OO KCR R. Jones R. Rhoden -10% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Balboni to 3B
t9 1-2 1 1-- O NYY B. Meacham C. Leibrandt 10% 92% Strikeout Looking
t8 1-1 2 --3 O NYY R. Cerone C. Leibrandt 9% 61% Flyball: RF

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' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYY R. Kelly C. Leibrandt -6% 44% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t1 0-0 0 -2- O NYY H. Cotto C. Leibrandt 4% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O NYY D. Mattingly C. Leibrandt 3% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B; Kelly to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 O NYY D. Winfield C. Leibrandt 4% 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' Rick Rhoden facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson R. Rhoden -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR K. Seitzer R. Rhoden -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- KCR G. Brett R. Rhoden 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- KCR D. Tartabull R. Rhoden 2% 54% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Brett to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- KCR L. Smith R. Rhoden 3% 57% Walk; Brett to 3B; Tartabull to 2B
b1 0-0 2 123 O KCR F. White R. Rhoden -7% 50% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- NYY G. Ward C. Leibrandt -4% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t2 0-0 0 1-- NYY R. Cerone C. Leibrandt -2% 44% Balk; Ward to 2B
t2 0-0 0 -2- O NYY R. Cerone C. Leibrandt 4% 48% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 -2- O NYY M. Pagliarulo C. Leibrandt 3% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B; Ward to 3B
t2 0-0 2 --3 NYY J. Bonilla C. Leibrandt -1% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 2 1-3 O NYY B. Meacham C. Leibrandt 5% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Rick Rhoden facing 7-8-9
b2 0-0 0 --- KCR S. Balboni R. Rhoden 4% 59% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Balboni to 1B
b2 0-0 0 1-- KCR J. Quirk R. Rhoden 5% 64% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Balboni to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- OO KCR R. Jones R. Rhoden -10% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Balboni to 3B
b2 0-0 2 --3 O KCR W. Wilson R. Rhoden -4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- O NYY R. Kelly C. Leibrandt 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O NYY H. Cotto C. Leibrandt 2% 55% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 2 --- O NYY D. Mattingly C. Leibrandt 1% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Rick Rhoden facing 2-3-4
b3 0-0 0 --- KCR K. Seitzer R. Rhoden 4% 60% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b3 0-0 0 1-- OO KCR G. Brett R. Rhoden -8% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O KCR D. Tartabull R. Rhoden -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- O NYY D. Winfield C. Leibrandt 3% 53% Popfly: P
t4 0-0 1 --- O NYY G. Ward C. Leibrandt 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- NYY R. Cerone C. Leibrandt -2% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t4 0-0 2 1-- O NYY M. Pagliarulo C. Leibrandt 3% 56% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Rick Rhoden facing 5-6-7
b4 0-0 0 --- O KCR L. Smith R. Rhoden -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 1 --- O KCR F. White R. Rhoden -2% 51% Strikeout
b4 0-0 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni R. Rhoden -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 8-9-1
t5 0-0 0 --- NYY J. Bonilla C. Leibrandt -8% 42% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t5 0-0 0 -2- O NYY B. Meacham C. Leibrandt 2% 44% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Bonilla to 3B
t5 0-0 1 --3 RO NYY R. Kelly C. Leibrandt -3% 41% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Bonilla Scores
t5 1-0 2 --- O NYY H. Cotto C. Leibrandt 1% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Rick Rhoden facing 8-9-1
b5 0-1 0 --- O KCR J. Quirk R. Rhoden -4% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-1 1 --- KCR R. Jones R. Rhoden 4% 43% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b5 0-1 1 1-- O KCR W. Wilson R. Rhoden -4% 39% Flyball: LF
b5 0-1 2 1-- KCR K. Seitzer R. Rhoden 3% 41% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Jones to 2B
b5 0-1 2 12- R KCR G. Brett R. Rhoden 15% 57% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Jones Scores; Seitzer to 3B
b5 1-1 2 1-3 O KCR D. Tartabull R. Rhoden -7% 50% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 3-4-5
t6 1-1 0 --- NYY D. Mattingly C. Leibrandt -5% 45% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t6 1-1 0 1-- O NYY D. Winfield C. Leibrandt 5% 50% Flyball: SS
t6 1-1 1 1-- O NYY G. Ward C. Leibrandt 3% 53% Groundout: P-1B; Mattingly to 2B
t6 1-1 2 -2- NYY R. Cerone C. Leibrandt -1% 51% Walk
t6 1-1 2 12- O NYY M. Pagliarulo C. Leibrandt 7% 58% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Rick Rhoden facing 5-6-7
b6 1-1 0 --- O KCR L. Smith R. Rhoden -3% 54% Strikeout
b6 1-1 1 --- KCR F. White R. Rhoden 4% 58% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b6 1-1 1 1-- O KCR S. Balboni R. Rhoden -4% 54% Flyball: RF
b6 1-1 2 1-- KCR J. Quirk R. Rhoden 5% 59% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); White to 3B
b6 1-1 2 -23 O KCR R. Jones R. Rhoden -9% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 8-9-1
t7 1-1 0 --- O NYY J. Bonilla C. Leibrandt 4% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 1-1 1 --- NYY B. Meacham C. Leibrandt -7% 47% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t7 1-1 1 -2- O NYY R. Kelly C. Leibrandt 6% 53% Flyball: 2B
t7 1-1 2 -2- O NYY H. Cotto C. Leibrandt 6% 59% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Rick Rhoden facing 1-2-3
b7 1-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson R. Rhoden -4% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 1-1 1 --- KCR K. Seitzer R. Rhoden 4% 59% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b7 1-1 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett R. Rhoden -5% 54% Strikeout Looking
b7 1-1 2 1-- O KCR D. Tartabull R. Rhoden -4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 3-4-5
t8 1-1 0 --- O NYY D. Mattingly C. Leibrandt 5% 55% Flyball: LF
t8 1-1 1 --- NYY D. Winfield C. Leibrandt -9% 46% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t8 1-1 1 -2- O NYY G. Ward C. Leibrandt 6% 52% Flyball: RF; Winfield to 3B
t8 1-1 2 --3 O NYY R. Cerone C. Leibrandt 9% 61% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Rick Rhoden facing 5-6-7
b8 1-1 0 --- O KCR L. Smith R. Rhoden -5% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 1-1 1 --- O KCR F. White R. Rhoden -4% 53% Strikeout Looking
b8 1-1 2 --- R KCR S. Balboni R. Rhoden 30% 83% Home Run
b8 2-1 2 --- KCR J. Quirk R. Rhoden 2% 85% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b8 2-1 2 -2- KCR R. Jones R. Rhoden 0% 85% Wild Pitch; Quirk to 3B
b8 2-1 2 --3 O KCR R. Jones R. Rhoden -3% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 7-8-9
t9 1-2 0 --- O NYY M. Pagliarulo C. Leibrandt 8% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 1-2 1 --- NYY J. Bonilla C. Leibrandt -8% 82% Walk
Wayne Tolleson pinch runs for Juan Bonilla (2B) batting 8th
t9 1-2 1 1-- O NYY B. Meacham C. Leibrandt 10% 92% Strikeout Looking
t9 1-2 2 1-- O NYY R. Kelly C. Leibrandt 8% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Tolleson out at Hm/LF-SS-C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 2.

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