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Scores
Standings
MIL
@BAL
6
2
TEX
@BOS
2
12
OAK
@CAL
9
6
DET
@KCR
10
6
SEA
@MIN
1
5
CLE
@NYY
1
0
CHW
@TOR
4
6
NYM
@CHC
23
10
ATL
@HOU
2
6
PIT
@MON
7
10
CIN
@SDP
2
0
LAD
@SFG
0
1
 
(10)
PHI
@STL
4
3
Sunday, August 16, 1987,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 33,006, Time of Game: 3:22
Tigers
10
68-47
 Won 2 
2nd, ½ GB
at Royals
6
58-59
 Lost 2 
4th, 6 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  1  2   1  0  0   5  0  1   10 15  1
Royals          0  0  0   2  0  2   0  1  1    6 13  2

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Whitaker 2B 5 2 3 1 0 2 5 .269 .347 .435 .782 0.176 0.88 0.218 -0.043 1.9 4 2 3·2B
Bill Madlock DH 4 1 2 1 0 1 5 .277 .365 .478 .843 0.165 0.84 0.185 -0.020 1.2 SH
Kirk Gibson CF 5 0 0 0 0 4 5 .281 .366 .487 .853 -0.151 0.88 0.000 -0.151 -2.2 1 0
Alan Trammell SS 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 .332 .381 .531 .912 0.254 1.06 0.271 -0.018 1.9 1 1 3B,2B
Matt Nokes C 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .294 .345 .548 .894 -0.050 0.93 0.037 -0.086 -0.6 4 0 2B,CS
   Tim Tolman PH-RF 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 .083 .429 .167 .595 0.053 0.85 0.053 0.000 1.3 1 0 IW
Darrell Evans 1B 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .254 .373 .506 .878 0.033 0.80 0.094 -0.061 1.3 8 1
Jim Morrison 3B 5 2 2 3 0 1 5 .263 .308 .414 .722 0.067 0.60 0.092 -0.025 1.3 1 2 HR
Dave Bergman LF 5 0 3 1 0 0 5 .295 .413 .500 .913 0.033 0.37 0.059 -0.026 0.2 1 0 3B
Mike Heath RF-C 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .280 .339 .450 .788 -0.026 0.48 0.024 -0.051 -1.3 5 0
Frank Tanana P 0 0
   Jeff Robinson P 1 0
   Mike Henneman P 0 0
   Willie Hernandez P 0 0
Team Totals 40 10 15 9 4 9 45 .375 .432 .675 1.107 0.554 0.76 1.033 -0.481 4.9 27 6
2B: L Whitaker 3 (26, 1 off S Farr, 1 off B Saberhagen, 1 off J Gleaton); M Nokes (13, off B Saberhagen); A Trammell (20, off J Gleaton).
3B: A Trammell (2, off B Saberhagen); D Bergman (2, off B Saberhagen).
HR: J Morrison (11, off B Saberhagen, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF).
SH: B Madlock (8, off J Gleaton).
IBB: T Tolman (1, by J Gleaton).
TB: A Trammell 6; L Whitaker 6; D Bergman 5; J Morrison 5; B Madlock 2; M Nokes 2; D Evans.
RBI: J Morrison 3 (55); A Trammell (78); L Whitaker (45); B Madlock (38); D Bergman (15); D Evans (67); M Nokes (64).
2-out RBI: J Morrison; D Bergman.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Trammell-L Whitaker-D Evans.
E: L Whitaker (16).
Baserunning
CS: M Nokes (1, 3rd base by 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 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .275 .310 .383 .693 -0.046 0.78 0.038 -0.084 -0.7 2 0 2B
Lonnie Smith LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .258 .320 .387 .707 -0.084 0.80 0.018 -0.101 -1.2 1 0
Kevin Seitzer 3B 5 2 3 0 0 0 5 .335 .405 .491 .896 0.010 0.54 0.054 -0.044 1.1 2 1 3B
George Brett DH 3 1 1 2 1 1 5 .313 .412 .531 .943 0.071 0.92 0.145 -0.073 0.4 HR,SF
Danny Tartabull RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .292 .366 .465 .831 -0.002 1.02 0.057 -0.060 0.3 1 0
   Thad Bosley RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .260 .297 .356 .653 -0.007 0.24 0.000 -0.007 -0.2 0 0
Steve Balboni 1B 5 1 2 2 0 1 5 .230 .295 .443 .738 0.199 1.02 0.256 -0.057 0.9 6 0 HR
Bill Pecota 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .405 .444 .548 .992 0.129 1.14 0.155 -0.026 1.6 5 3
Ross Jones SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .231 .263 .250 .513 -0.149 1.37 0.019 -0.168 -1.6 1 3 GDP
Larry Owen C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .189 .255 .303 .558 -0.064 1.25 0.000 -0.064 -0.6 6 1
   Jamie Quirk PH-C 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 .249 .310 .349 .659 -0.005 0.86 0.032 -0.037 0.9 3 0 2B
Bret Saberhagen P 0 0
   Jerry Don Gleaton P 0 0
   John Davis P 0 0
   Steve Farr P 0 0
Team Totals 39 6 13 6 2 7 42 .333 .357 .590 .947 0.052 0.93 0.774 -0.721 0.9 27 8
2B: W Wilson (13, off F Tanana); J Quirk (13, off M Henneman).
3B: K Seitzer (6, off W Hernandez).
HR: G Brett (14, off F Tanana, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF); S Balboni (18, off F Tanana, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: G Brett (4, off W Hernandez).
TB: S Balboni 5; K Seitzer 5; G Brett 4; B Pecota 2; W Wilson 2; J Quirk 2; D Tartabull; R Jones; L Smith.
GIDP: R Jones (3).
RBI: G Brett 2 (47); S Balboni 2 (45); B Pecota (3); J Quirk (15).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Jones-B Pecota.
PB: J Quirk (10).
E: J Quirk (4); J Gleaton (1).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Frank Tanana 5.2 10 4 4 0 3 2 3.63 26 36 -0.132 1.16 -0.9
Jeff Robinson, W (9-5) 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 4.96 6 1 0 0.019 0.54 -0.0
Mike Henneman, H (4) 1.1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2.11 6 3 0 0.051 0.75 0.4
Willie Hernandez 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 2.72 4 0 0 0.010 0.26 -0.4
Team Totals 9 13 6 5 2 7 2 5.00 42 36 4 0 -0.052 0.93 -0.9

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen 6 9 4 4 1 6 1 3.24 27 43 -0.095 0.70 -0.6
Jerry Don Gleaton, L (2-4) 0.1 2 5 1 2 1 0 4.35 6 0 0 -0.367 2.12 -3.1
John Davis 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.13 3 3 3 -0.088 0.74 -1.4
Steve Farr 2 3 1 1 1 2 0 4.58 9 0 0 -0.002 0.12 0.1
Team Totals 9 15 10 6 4 9 1 6.00 45 43 3 3 -0.552 0.76 -4.9
Balks: None.
WP: S Farr (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Gleaton (3; T Tolman).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Welke, 1B - Terry Cooney, 2B - Joe Brinkman, 3B - Mike Reilly.
Time of Game: 3:22.
Attendance: 33,006.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Kansas City Royals
1 Lou Whitaker 2B 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Bill Madlock DH 2 Lonnie Smith LF
3 Kirk Gibson CF 3 Kevin Seitzer 3B
4 Alan Trammell SS 4 George Brett DH
5 Matt Nokes C 5 Danny Tartabull RF
6 Darrell Evans 1B 6 Steve Balboni 1B
7 Jim Morrison 3B 7 Bill Pecota 2B
8 Dave Bergman LF 8 Ross Jones SS
9 Mike Heath RF 9 Larry Owen C
Frank Tanana P Bret Saberhagen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 3-4 1 --- R KCR S. Balboni F. Tanana -18% 46% Home Run
t7 4-4 1 1-3 R DET A. Trammell J. Gleaton 17% 78% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Whitaker Scores; Madlock to 3B
b6 2-4 0 --- R KCR G. Brett F. Tanana -13% 59% Home Run
b4 2-4 1 12- OO KCR R. Jones F. Tanana 11% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t3 1-0 1 1-- R DET L. Whitaker B. Saberhagen 11% 72% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Heath Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET L. Whitaker B. Saberhagen -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O DET B. Madlock B. Saberhagen -2% 46% Foul Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O DET K. Gibson B. Saberhagen -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Frank Tanana facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson F. Tanana 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR L. Smith F. Tanana 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR K. Seitzer F. Tanana 1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- DET A. Trammell B. Saberhagen 9% 59% Triple to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t2 0-0 0 --3 RO DET M. Nokes B. Saberhagen -1% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B; Trammell Scores
t2 1-0 1 --- O DET D. Evans B. Saberhagen -2% 56% Flyball: 3B
t2 1-0 2 --- O DET J. Morrison B. Saberhagen -1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Frank Tanana facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Tanana 3% 57% Strikeout
b2 0-1 1 --- O KCR D. Tartabull F. Tanana 2% 59% Strikeout
b2 0-1 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni F. Tanana 1% 61% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
t3 1-0 0 --- O DET D. Bergman B. Saberhagen -2% 58% Flyball: 2B
t3 1-0 1 --- DET M. Heath B. Saberhagen 2% 61% Walk
t3 1-0 1 1-- R DET L. Whitaker B. Saberhagen 11% 72% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Heath Scores
t3 2-0 1 -2- R DET B. Madlock B. Saberhagen 7% 78% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Whitaker Scores
t3 3-0 1 1-- O DET K. Gibson B. Saberhagen -2% 76% Strikeout
t3 3-0 2 1-- O DET A. Trammell B. Saberhagen -2% 75% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Frank Tanana facing 7-8-9
b3 0-3 0 --- KCR B. Pecota F. Tanana -4% 71% Single to 1B (Ground Ball)
b3 0-3 0 1-- O KCR R. Jones F. Tanana 4% 75% Flyball: RF
b3 0-3 1 1-- O KCR L. Owen F. Tanana 3% 78% Popfly: 1B
b3 0-3 2 1-- KCR W. Wilson F. Tanana -4% 74% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Pecota to 3B
b3 0-3 2 -23 O KCR L. Smith F. Tanana 6% 80% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
t4 3-0 0 --- DET M. Nokes B. Saberhagen 4% 84% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t4 3-0 0 -2- O DET D. Evans B. Saberhagen -3% 81% Flyball: CF
t4 3-0 1 -2- O DET J. Morrison B. Saberhagen -4% 78% Nokes Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
t4 3-0 2 --- R DET J. Morrison B. Saberhagen 7% 85% Home Run
t4 4-0 2 --- DET D. Bergman B. Saberhagen 1% 85% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t4 4-0 2 1-- O DET M. Heath B. Saberhagen -1% 84% Flyball: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' Frank Tanana facing 3-4-5
b4 0-4 0 --- KCR K. Seitzer F. Tanana -3% 81% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b4 0-4 0 1-- O KCR G. Brett F. Tanana 3% 84% Flyball: SS
b4 0-4 1 1-- KCR D. Tartabull F. Tanana -3% 81% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Seitzer to 2B
b4 0-4 1 12- R KCR S. Balboni F. Tanana -8% 72% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Seitzer Scores; Tartabull to 2B
b4 1-4 1 12- R KCR B. Pecota F. Tanana -10% 63% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Tartabull Scores; Balboni to 2B
b4 2-4 1 12- OO KCR R. Jones F. Tanana 11% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t5 4-2 0 --- O DET L. Whitaker B. Saberhagen -2% 72% Strikeout Looking
t5 4-2 1 --- DET B. Madlock B. Saberhagen 2% 74% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
t5 4-2 1 1-- O DET K. Gibson B. Saberhagen -2% 72% Strikeout
t5 4-2 2 1-- DET A. Trammell B. Saberhagen 2% 73% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Weak 2B); Madlock to 2B
t5 4-2 2 12- O DET M. Nokes B. Saberhagen -4% 70% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Frank Tanana facing 9-1-2
b5 2-4 0 --- O KCR L. Owen F. Tanana 3% 73% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-4 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson F. Tanana 2% 75% Flyball: 2B
b5 2-4 2 --- KCR L. Smith F. Tanana -2% 73% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b5 2-4 2 1-- O KCR K. Seitzer F. Tanana 3% 77% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 6-7-8
t6 4-2 0 --- O DET D. Evans B. Saberhagen -2% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 4-2 1 --- O DET J. Morrison B. Saberhagen -1% 73% Strikeout Looking
t6 4-2 2 --- DET D. Bergman B. Saberhagen 2% 76% Triple to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t6 4-2 2 --3 O DET M. Heath B. Saberhagen -3% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Frank Tanana facing 4-5-6
b6 2-4 0 --- R KCR G. Brett F. Tanana -13% 59% Home Run
b6 3-4 0 --- O KCR D. Tartabull F. Tanana 4% 63% Popfly: 1B
b6 3-4 1 --- R KCR S. Balboni F. Tanana -18% 46% Home Run
b6 4-4 1 --- O KCR B. Pecota F. Tanana 3% 48% Popfly: 1B
b6 4-4 2 --- KCR R. Jones F. Tanana -2% 46% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
Jeff Robinson replaces Frank Tanana pitching
Jamie Quirk pinch hits for Larry Owen (C) batting 9th
b6 4-4 2 1-- O KCR J. Quirk J. Robinson 4% 50% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Jerry Don Gleaton facing 1-2-3
Jerry Don Gleaton replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
Jamie Quirk moves from PH to C
t7 4-4 0 --- DET L. Whitaker J. Gleaton 10% 60% Double to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t7 4-4 0 -2- DET B. Madlock J. Gleaton 10% 70% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; Whitaker to 3B; Madlock to 1B
t7 4-4 0 1-3 O DET K. Gibson J. Gleaton -9% 61% Strikeout
t7 4-4 1 1-3 R DET A. Trammell J. Gleaton 17% 78% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Whitaker Scores; Madlock to 3B
Tim Tolman pinch hits for Matt Nokes (C) batting 5th
t7 5-4 1 -23 DET T. Tolman J. Gleaton 0% 78% Intentional Walk
t7 5-4 1 123 R DET D. Evans J. Gleaton 9% 87% Walk; Madlock Scores/unER; Trammell to 3B; Tolman to 2B
John Davis replaces Jerry Don Gleaton pitching
t7 6-4 1 123 RO DET J. Morrison J. Davis 2% 88% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Trammell Scores/unER; Tolman to 3B
t7 7-4 2 1-3 R DET D. Bergman J. Davis 5% 93% Passed Ball; Tolman Scores/unER; Morrison to 2B
t7 8-4 2 -2- R DET D. Bergman J. Davis 3% 96% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Morrison Scores/unER
t7 9-4 2 1-- O DET M. Heath J. Davis -0% 95% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
5 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 9, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-9, Tigers' Jeff Robinson facing 1-2-3
Mike Heath moves from RF to C
Tim Tolman moves from PH to RF
b7 4-9 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Robinson 1% 97% Groundout: 1B-P
b7 4-9 1 --- O KCR L. Smith J. Robinson 1% 98% Strikeout
b7 4-9 2 --- KCR K. Seitzer J. Robinson -1% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b7 4-9 2 1-- KCR G. Brett J. Robinson -1% 96% Walk; Seitzer to 2B
b7 4-9 2 12- KCR D. Tartabull J. Robinson -2% 94% Walk; Seitzer to 3B; Brett to 2B
Mike Henneman replaces Jeff Robinson pitching
b7 4-9 2 123 O KCR S. Balboni M. Henneman 4% 98% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 9, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 9-4, Royals' Steve Farr facing 1-2-3
Steve Farr replaces John Davis pitching
t8 9-4 0 --- DET L. Whitaker S. Farr 1% 99% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t8 9-4 0 -2- DET B. Madlock S. Farr 0% 99% E2 on Foul Ball
t8 9-4 0 -2- O DET B. Madlock S. Farr -0% 98% Strikeout
t8 9-4 1 -2- OO DET K. Gibson S. Farr -1% 97% Line Drive Double Play: SS-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Tigers 9, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-9, Tigers' Mike Henneman facing 7-8-9
b8 4-9 0 --- KCR B. Pecota M. Henneman -2% 96% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Pecota to 1B
b8 4-9 0 1-- O KCR R. Jones M. Henneman 2% 97% Flyball: RF
b8 4-9 1 1-- R KCR J. Quirk M. Henneman -3% 94% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Pecota Scores/unER
b8 5-9 1 -2- O KCR W. Wilson M. Henneman 2% 97% Strikeout
b8 5-9 2 -2- O KCR L. Smith M. Henneman 2% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 9, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 9-5, Royals' Steve Farr facing 4-5-6
Thad Bosley replaces Danny Tartabull playing RF batting 5th
t9 9-5 0 --- O DET A. Trammell S. Farr -0% 98% Flyball: 2B
t9 9-5 1 --- DET T. Tolman S. Farr 0% 98% Walk
t9 9-5 1 1-- DET D. Evans S. Farr 1% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Tolman to 3B
t9 9-5 1 1-3 R DET J. Morrison S. Farr 1% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Weak SS); Tolman Scores; Evans to 2B
t9 10-5 1 12- DET D. Bergman S. Farr 0% 100% Wild Pitch; Evans to 3B; Morrison to 2B
t9 10-5 1 -23 O DET D. Bergman S. Farr -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 10-5 2 -23 O DET M. Heath S. Farr -0% 99% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 10, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-10, Tigers' Willie Hernandez facing 3-4-5
Willie Hernandez replaces Mike Henneman pitching
b9 5-10 0 --- KCR K. Seitzer W. Hernandez -1% 98% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b9 5-10 0 --3 RO KCR G. Brett W. Hernandez 1% 99% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Seitzer Scores
b9 6-10 1 --- O KCR T. Bosley W. Hernandez 1% 100% Flyball: 2B
b9 6-10 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni W. Hernandez 0% 100% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 10, Royals 6.

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  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

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