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Standings
CHW
@BOS
6
3
NYY
@CAL
3
2
 
(11)
TEX
@KCR
4
2
DET
@MIN
4
5
BAL
@OAK
3
7
TOR
@SEA
7
3
LAD
@NYM
0
1
SFG
@PHI
6
1
CIN
@PIT
4
5
HOU
@STL
5
2
Monday, August 24, 1987,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 27,042, Time of Game: 2:56
Rangers
4
59-65
 Won 1 
5th, 6½ GB
at Royals
2
61-63
 Lost 2 
3rd, 4½ GB
W: Bobby Witt (7-6)
L: Mark Gubicza (9-14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         1  0  1   2  0  0   0  0  0    4  9  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    2  3  0

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Oddibe McDowell CF 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .256 .338 .464 .802 0.036 0.82 0.069 -0.033 0.2 4 0 2B
Scott Fletcher SS 5 0 3 2 0 0 5 .310 .372 .404 .776 0.139 0.85 0.168 -0.029 1.8 1 2 2B,SB
Ruben Sierra RF 4 0 0 1 0 1 5 .268 .311 .482 .794 -0.074 0.91 0.015 -0.089 -1.7 2 0 SF
Pete O'Brien 1B 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .295 .356 .481 .837 -0.036 0.55 0.016 -0.052 -0.1 3 0
Darrell Porter DH 3 1 1 0 2 1 5 .230 .371 .410 .781 0.089 0.70 0.119 -0.031 0.6 2B
Pete Incaviglia LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .273 .339 .512 .851 -0.099 0.79 0.000 -0.099 -1.5 5 0
Geno Petralli C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .296 .388 .465 .853 -0.103 0.77 0.000 -0.103 -1.4 10 0
Tom O'Malley 3B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .319 .385 .489 .874 0.061 0.67 0.107 -0.047 0.9 0 1 2B
Curt Wilkerson 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .287 .314 .436 .750 0.025 0.60 0.044 -0.019 0.1 2 0
Bobby Witt P 0 0
   Mitch Williams P 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 9 4 5 7 41 .257 .341 .371 .713 0.038 0.74 0.538 -0.502 -1.1 27 3
2B: O McDowell (25, off M Gubicza); D Porter (3, off M Gubicza); S Fletcher (24, off M Gubicza); T O'Malley (5, off M Gubicza).
SF: R Sierra (9, off M Gubicza).
TB: S Fletcher 4; T O'Malley 3; D Porter 2; O McDowell 2; C Wilkerson; P O'Brien.
RBI: S Fletcher 2 (53); T O'Malley (8); R Sierra (89).
2-out RBI: T O'Malley; S Fletcher.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Fletcher-P O'Brien.
Baserunning
SB: S Fletcher (9, 2nd base off M Gubicza/J Quirk).

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 0 0 0 2 5 .274 .311 .374 .685 -0.215 1.50 0.000 -0.215 -1.6 5 0 GDP
Kevin Seitzer 3B 3 0 1 0 2 2 5 .336 .410 .490 .900 0.067 1.08 0.110 -0.043 0.2 0 0
George Brett 1B 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 .298 .399 .516 .914 -0.159 1.78 0.047 -0.206 -0.7 8 1
Danny Tartabull RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .294 .369 .491 .860 -0.064 1.18 0.035 -0.098 -0.4 2 0
Lonnie Smith LF 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .274 .349 .407 .756 0.132 1.43 0.158 -0.026 1.1 1 0
Frank White 2B 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .249 .313 .387 .700 -0.018 1.82 0.138 -0.156 0.5 1 4 2B
Steve Balboni DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .224 .292 .432 .724 -0.191 1.71 0.000 -0.191 -1.7
Jamie Quirk C 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .264 .336 .375 .711 -0.021 1.15 0.043 -0.064 -0.1 7 1
   Bo Jackson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .246 .310 .465 .775 -0.053 1.99 0.000 -0.053 -0.3
Ross Jones SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .194 .241 .208 .449 -0.055 1.13 0.000 -0.055 -0.6 1 1
   Jim Eisenreich PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .213 .261 .463 .724 0.047 1.13 0.047 0.000 0.3
   Bill Pecota SS 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .378 .440 .511 .951 0.067 1.32 0.067 0.000 0.3 0 0
Mark Gubicza P 2 3
Team Totals 29 2 3 2 10 10 39 .103 .333 .138 .471 -0.463 1.45 0.645 -1.107 -3.1 27 10
2B: F White (25, off B Witt).
TB: F White 2; K Seitzer; L Smith.
GIDP: W Wilson (9).
RBI: F White 2 (57).
2-out RBI: F White 2.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 8.

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bobby Witt, W (7-6) 7.1 3 2 2 8 7 0 4.31 32 63 0.252 1.23 1.9
Mitch Williams, S (4) 1.2 0 0 0 2 3 0 3.22 7 1 0 0.211 2.31 1.1
Team Totals 9 3 2 2 10 10 0 2.00 39 63 1 0 0.463 1.45 3.1

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mark Gubicza, L (9-14) 9 9 4 4 5 7 0 4.24 41 55 -0.037 0.74 1.1
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 5 7 0 4.00 41 55 -0.037 0.74 1.1
Balks: None.
WP: M Williams (3); M Gubicza (10).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Greg Kosc, 1B - Rocky Roe, 2B - Vic Voltaggio, 3B - Larry Barnett.
Time of Game: 2:56.
Attendance: 27,042.
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
b6 0-4 2 1-3 RR KCR F. White B. Witt -14% 75% Double to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Brett Scores; Smith Scores
b9 2-4 2 12- O KCR G. Brett M. Williams 10% 100% Strikeout
t4 2-0 2 1-- R TEX T. O'Malley M. Gubicza 10% 79% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Porter Scores
t3 1-0 1 -2- R TEX S. Fletcher M. Gubicza 9% 72% Double to RF (Line Drive); Wilkerson Scores
b7 2-4 2 12- O KCR G. Brett B. Witt 8% 85% Flyball: CF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- TEX O. McDowell M. Gubicza 6% 56% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t1 0-0 0 -2- O TEX S. Fletcher M. Gubicza -2% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted; McDowell to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 RO TEX R. Sierra M. Gubicza 1% 56% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; McDowell Scores
t1 1-0 2 --- O TEX P. O'Brien M. Gubicza -1% 54% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Bobby Witt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Witt 2% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- KCR K. Seitzer B. Witt -3% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b1 0-1 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett B. Witt 3% 57% Flyball: LF
b1 0-1 2 1-- O KCR D. Tartabull B. Witt 2% 60% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- TEX D. Porter M. Gubicza 5% 65% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
t2 1-0 0 -2- TEX P. Incaviglia M. Gubicza 3% 68% Wild Pitch; Porter to 3B
t2 1-0 0 --3 O TEX P. Incaviglia M. Gubicza -4% 64% Strikeout
t2 1-0 1 --3 O TEX G. Petralli M. Gubicza -5% 58% Strikeout
t2 1-0 2 --3 O TEX T. O'Malley M. Gubicza -4% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Bobby Witt facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- O KCR L. Smith B. Witt 3% 57% Flyball: RF
b2 0-1 1 --- O KCR F. White B. Witt 2% 59% Flyball: LF
b2 0-1 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni B. Witt 1% 61% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- TEX C. Wilkerson M. Gubicza 3% 64% Walk
t3 1-0 0 1-- O TEX O. McDowell M. Gubicza -2% 62% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Wilkerson to 2B
t3 1-0 1 -2- R TEX S. Fletcher M. Gubicza 9% 72% Double to RF (Line Drive); Wilkerson Scores
t3 2-0 1 -2- O TEX R. Sierra M. Gubicza -3% 69% Groundout: P-1B
t3 2-0 2 -2- O TEX P. O'Brien M. Gubicza -3% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Rangers' Bobby Witt facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- KCR J. Quirk B. Witt -4% 62% Walk
b3 0-2 0 1-- O KCR R. Jones B. Witt 4% 66% Flyball: 2B
b3 0-2 1 1-- OO KCR W. Wilson B. Witt 6% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- TEX D. Porter M. Gubicza 3% 75% Walk
t4 2-0 0 1-- O TEX P. Incaviglia M. Gubicza -3% 72% Flyball: LF
t4 2-0 1 1-- O TEX G. Petralli M. Gubicza -2% 70% Strikeout
t4 2-0 2 1-- R TEX T. O'Malley M. Gubicza 10% 79% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Porter Scores
t4 3-0 2 -2- TEX C. Wilkerson M. Gubicza 1% 80% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); O'Malley to 3B
t4 3-0 2 1-3 TEX O. McDowell M. Gubicza 1% 81% Walk; Wilkerson to 2B
t4 3-0 2 123 R TEX S. Fletcher M. Gubicza 6% 87% Single to SS (Line Drive); O'Malley Scores; Wilkerson to 3B; McDowell to 2B
t4 4-0 2 123 O TEX R. Sierra M. Gubicza -3% 84% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Rangers' Bobby Witt facing 2-3-4
b4 0-4 0 --- O KCR K. Seitzer B. Witt 2% 86% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-4 1 --- KCR G. Brett B. Witt -2% 84% Walk
b4 0-4 1 1-- KCR D. Tartabull B. Witt -3% 81% Walk; Brett to 2B
b4 0-4 1 12- KCR L. Smith B. Witt -6% 74% Walk; Brett to 3B; Tartabull to 2B
b4 0-4 1 123 O KCR F. White B. Witt 7% 82% Flyball: CF
b4 0-4 2 123 O KCR S. Balboni B. Witt 7% 89% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 4-5-6
t5 4-0 0 --- TEX P. O'Brien M. Gubicza 1% 90% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t5 4-0 0 1-- O TEX D. Porter M. Gubicza -1% 89% Flyball: CF
t5 4-0 1 1-- O TEX P. Incaviglia M. Gubicza -1% 87% Flyball: CF
t5 4-0 2 1-- O TEX G. Petralli M. Gubicza -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Rangers' Bobby Witt facing 8-9-1
b5 0-4 0 --- O KCR J. Quirk B. Witt 2% 89% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-4 1 --- O KCR R. Jones B. Witt 1% 90% Strikeout
b5 0-4 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Witt 1% 91% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 8-9-1
t6 4-0 0 --- TEX T. O'Malley M. Gubicza 1% 92% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t6 4-0 0 1-- O TEX C. Wilkerson M. Gubicza -1% 91% Bunt Groundout: C-SS/Forceout at 2B
t6 4-0 1 1-- O TEX O. McDowell M. Gubicza -1% 90% Groundout: P-1B; Wilkerson to 2B
t6 4-0 2 -2- O TEX S. Fletcher M. Gubicza -1% 89% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Rangers' Bobby Witt facing 2-3-4
b6 0-4 0 --- O KCR K. Seitzer B. Witt 2% 91% Strikeout Looking
b6 0-4 1 --- KCR G. Brett B. Witt -2% 89% Walk
b6 0-4 1 1-- O KCR D. Tartabull B. Witt 3% 92% Strikeout Looking
b6 0-4 2 1-- KCR L. Smith B. Witt -2% 89% Single to CF (Line Drive); Brett to 3B
b6 0-4 2 1-3 RR KCR F. White B. Witt -14% 75% Double to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Brett Scores; Smith Scores
b6 2-4 2 -2- O KCR S. Balboni B. Witt 5% 80% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 3-4-5
t7 4-2 0 --- O TEX R. Sierra M. Gubicza -2% 79% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 4-2 1 --- O TEX P. O'Brien M. Gubicza -1% 77% Strikeout Looking
t7 4-2 2 --- TEX D. Porter M. Gubicza 1% 78% Walk
t7 4-2 2 1-- O TEX P. Incaviglia M. Gubicza -2% 76% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Rangers' Bobby Witt facing 8-9-1
b7 2-4 0 --- O KCR J. Quirk B. Witt 4% 81% Flyball: LF
Jim Eisenreich pinch hits for Ross Jones (SS) batting 9th
b7 2-4 1 --- KCR J. Eisenreich B. Witt -5% 76% Walk
b7 2-4 1 1-- O KCR W. Wilson B. Witt 5% 81% Flyball: CF
b7 2-4 2 1-- KCR K. Seitzer B. Witt -4% 77% Walk; Eisenreich to 2B
b7 2-4 2 12- O KCR G. Brett B. Witt 8% 85% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 7-8-9
Bill Pecota replaces Jim Eisenreich (PH) playing SS batting 9th
t8 4-2 0 --- O TEX G. Petralli M. Gubicza -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-P
t8 4-2 1 --- O TEX T. O'Malley M. Gubicza -1% 83% Strikeout
t8 4-2 2 --- O TEX C. Wilkerson M. Gubicza -1% 82% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Rangers' Bobby Witt facing 4-5-6
b8 2-4 0 --- O KCR D. Tartabull B. Witt 5% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
Mitch Williams replaces Bobby Witt pitching (change occurred mid-batter)
b8 2-4 1 --- KCR L. Smith B. Witt -6% 81% Walk
b8 2-4 1 1-- KCR F. White M. Williams -2% 79% Wild Pitch; Smith to 2B
b8 2-4 1 -2- O KCR F. White M. Williams 7% 86% Flyball: CF; Smith to 3B
b8 2-4 2 --3 O KCR S. Balboni M. Williams 6% 92% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
t9 4-2 0 --- O TEX O. McDowell M. Gubicza -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 4-2 1 --- TEX S. Fletcher M. Gubicza 1% 92% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 4-2 1 1-- O TEX R. Sierra M. Gubicza -1% 91% Strikeout
t9 4-2 2 1-- TEX P. O'Brien M. Gubicza 1% 91% Fletcher Steals 2B
t9 4-2 2 -2- TEX P. O'Brien M. Gubicza 0% 91% Walk
t9 4-2 2 12- O TEX D. Porter M. Gubicza -2% 90% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Rangers' Mitch Williams facing 8-9-1
Bo Jackson pinch hits for Jamie Quirk (C) batting 8th
b9 2-4 0 --- O KCR B. Jackson M. Williams 5% 95% Strikeout Looking
b9 2-4 1 --- KCR B. Pecota M. Williams -7% 88% Walk
b9 2-4 1 1-- O KCR W. Wilson M. Williams 7% 95% Strikeout
b9 2-4 2 1-- KCR K. Seitzer M. Williams -5% 90% Walk; Pecota to 2B
b9 2-4 2 12- O KCR G. Brett M. Williams 10% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 2.

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