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3
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6
0
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3
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6
Sunday, September 6, 1987,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 30,360, Time of Game: 3:41
White Sox
5
58-78
 Won 1 
7th, 14 GB
at Royals
4
67-70
 Lost 1 
3rd, 5½ GB
W: Bobby Thigpen (4-4)
L: John Davis (3-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10 11    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       2  0  0   1  0  0   0  1  0   0  1    5 10  1
Royals          0  3  0   0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0    4 14  0

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Daryl Boston LF 5 1 1 0 0 2 .236 .682 -0.069 1.12 0.056 -0.126 -0.1 4 0 2B
Donnie Hill 2B 5 2 2 0 0 0 .239 .667 0.047 1.43 0.146 -0.099 0.5 2 2
Harold Baines DH 4 0 2 1 0 2 .279 .808 0.215 1.54 0.250 -0.035 1.3
   Gary Redus PR 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .709 -0.124 1.93 0.000 -0.124 -0.6 CS
Ivan Calderon RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 .293 .872 -0.169 1.81 0.024 -0.193 -1.2 7 0 2B,SF
Greg Walker 1B 3 0 0 0 2 2 .243 .798 -0.035 1.38 0.077 -0.112 0.1 7 0
Carlton Fisk C 3 1 1 1 1 1 .257 .774 0.002 1.59 0.090 -0.087 -0.3 2 1 SB,SF
Steve Lyons 3B 5 0 1 1 0 1 .259 .656 0.197 1.69 0.352 -0.155 -0.2 2 2 SB
Ken Williams CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 .289 .745 -0.118 1.16 0.027 -0.145 -0.8 6 0 SB
Fred Manrique SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 .269 .691 -0.006 1.12 0.106 -0.113 0.2 3 2 CS
Bill Long P 0 1
   Bobby Thigpen P 0 1
Team Totals 39 5 10 5 3 10 .256 .603 -0.060 1.45 1.128 -1.189 -1.2 33 9
2B: I Calderon (30, off B Saberhagen); D Boston (17, off B Saberhagen).
SF: I Calderon (3, off B Saberhagen); C Fisk (5, off B Saberhagen).
TB: I Calderon 2; H Baines 2; D Hill 2; D Boston 2; S Lyons; F Manrique; K Williams; C Fisk.
RBI: I Calderon (71); F Manrique (26); C Fisk (58); H Baines (75); S Lyons (12).
2-out RBI: S Lyons; F Manrique.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Fisk-F Manrique.
E: G Walker (9).
Baserunning
SB: S Lyons (3, 2nd base off J Davis/L Owen); K Williams (19, 2nd base off B Saberhagen/J Quirk); C Fisk (1, 2nd base off J Davis/L Owen).
CS: G Redus (11, 2nd base by J Gleaton/J Quirk); F Manrique (3, 2nd base by B Saberhagen/J Quirk).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson DH 5 0 2 1 1 0 .274 .691 0.119 1.82 0.203 -0.084 0.7 3B,IW
Bill Pecota 2B 6 0 1 0 0 0 .280 .693 -0.455 1.86 0.015 -0.470 -2.5 1 3
Kevin Seitzer 3B 5 0 2 0 1 0 .327 .880 0.071 1.54 0.167 -0.096 0.2 0 0
George Brett 1B 6 0 1 0 0 0 .288 .881 -0.260 2.06 0.038 -0.298 -1.5 12 1 2B
Danny Tartabull RF 5 1 2 0 1 0 .294 .876 -0.082 1.68 0.082 -0.164 0.0 2 0 IW
Lonnie Smith LF 6 1 1 0 0 0 .262 .743 -0.137 1.74 0.109 -0.246 -0.2 1 0
Jamie Quirk C 5 1 2 2 0 0 .257 .706 0.218 1.43 0.293 -0.075 1.2 9 1 2·2B
   Bo Jackson PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .770 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Ross Jones SS 2 0 1 0 0 1 .229 .550 -0.024 0.99 0.018 -0.042 -0.2 2 6 SH
   Thad Bosley PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .647 -0.048 1.82 0.000 -0.048 -0.3
   Angel Salazar SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .471 0.014 2.49 0.014 0.000 -0.2 0 2 SH
Gary Thurman CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 .250 .618 0.027 1.25 0.105 -0.078 0.3 4 0 2B,SB
   Frank White PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 .245 .707 -0.005 4.54 0.000 -0.005 0.3 IW
   Larry Owen C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .553 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Bret Saberhagen P 0 0
   Jerry Don Gleaton P 0 1
   John Davis P 0 1
Team Totals 45 4 14 4 4 1 .311 .812 -0.562 1.72 1.044 -1.606 -2.2 33 15
2B: G Brett (14, off B Long); G Thurman (1, off B Long); J Quirk 2 (17, 1 off B Long, 1 off B Thigpen).
3B: W Wilson (13, off B Long).
SH: A Salazar (8, off B Thigpen); R Jones (1, off B Long).
IBB: W Wilson (2, by B Thigpen); D Tartabull (2, by B Long); F White (5, by B Thigpen).
TB: J Quirk 4; W Wilson 4; G Thurman 3; D Tartabull 2; K Seitzer 2; G Brett 2; R Jones; L Smith; B Pecota.
RBI: J Quirk 2 (29); G Thurman (1); W Wilson (21).
2-out RBI: W Wilson.
Team LOB: 14.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Baserunning
SB: G Thurman (3, 2nd base off B Long/C Fisk).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Long 7 10 4 4 2 1 0 3.92 34 40 -0.073 1.08 -0.1
Bobby Thigpen, W (4-4) 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 2.75 17 0 0 0.633 3.03 2.2
Team Totals 11 14 4 4 4 1 0 3.27 51 40 0 0 0.560 1.72 2.2

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen 7.1 9 4 4 1 7 0 3.40 31 50 -0.074 1.23 -0.1
Jerry Don Gleaton 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.50 1 1 0 0.061 1.73 0.3
John Davis, L (3-1) 3.1 1 1 1 1 3 0 2.22 12 1 0 0.073 1.92 0.9
Team Totals 11 10 5 5 3 10 0 4.09 44 50 2 0 0.060 1.45 1.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: B Long (1; D Tartabull); B Thigpen 2 (5; F White, W Wilson).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Durwood Merrill, 1B - Rich Garcia, 2B - Rick Reed, 3B - John Hirschbeck.
Time of Game: 3:41.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Daryl Boston LF 1 Willie Wilson DH
2 Donnie Hill 2B 2 Bill Pecota 2B
3 Harold Baines DH 3 Kevin Seitzer 3B
4 Ivan Calderon RF 4 George Brett 1B
5 Greg Walker 1B 5 Danny Tartabull RF
6 Carlton Fisk C 6 Lonnie Smith LF
7 Steve Lyons 3B 7 Jamie Quirk C
8 Ken Williams CF 8 Ross Jones SS
9 Fred Manrique SS 9 Gary Thurman CF
Bill Long P Bret Saberhagen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t11 4-4 2 -2- R CHW S. Lyons J. Davis 34% 80% Single to CF; Fisk Scores
b10 4-4 1 123 OO KCR B. Pecota B. Thigpen 34% 50% Double Play: Bunt Groundout: C-SS
t8 3-4 0 1-- CHW H. Baines B. Saberhagen 20% 55% Single to LF; Hill to 3B
b10 4-4 0 --- KCR J. Quirk B. Thigpen -17% 18% Double to RF
b6 3-3 2 -2- R KCR W. Wilson B. Long -17% 28% Triple to RF; Thurman Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CHW D. Boston B. Saberhagen 6% 56% Double to RF
t1 0-0 0 -2- CHW D. Hill B. Saberhagen 6% 62% Single to CF; Boston to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 R CHW H. Baines B. Saberhagen 5% 67% Single to LF; Boston Scores; Hill to 2B
t1 1-0 0 12- O CHW I. Calderon B. Saberhagen -5% 62% Strikeout Looking
t1 1-0 1 12- CHW G. Walker B. Saberhagen 5% 67% Walk; Hill to 3B; Baines to 2B
t1 1-0 1 123 RO CHW C. Fisk B. Saberhagen -0% 67% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Hill Scores
t1 2-0 2 12- O CHW S. Lyons B. Saberhagen -3% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Bill Long facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Long 2% 66% Foul Flyball: 3B
b1 0-2 1 --- O KCR B. Pecota B. Long 2% 68% Flyball: CF
b1 0-2 2 --- KCR K. Seitzer B. Long -1% 66% Single to CF
b1 0-2 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett B. Long 2% 69% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
t2 2-0 0 --- O CHW K. Williams B. Saberhagen -2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 2-0 1 --- O CHW F. Manrique B. Saberhagen -1% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 2-0 2 --- O CHW D. Boston B. Saberhagen -1% 65% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Bill Long facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- KCR D. Tartabull B. Long -4% 61% Single to LF
b2 0-2 0 1-- KCR L. Smith B. Long -11% 50% Single to CF; Tartabull to 3B; Smith to 2B
b2 0-2 0 -23 RR KCR J. Quirk B. Long -11% 39% Double to RF; Tartabull Scores; Smith Scores
b2 2-2 0 -2- O KCR R. Jones B. Long 2% 40% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Quirk to 3B
b2 2-2 1 --3 R KCR G. Thurman B. Long -7% 33% Double to LF; Quirk Scores
b2 3-2 1 -2- O KCR W. Wilson B. Long 3% 36% Flyball: LF
b2 3-2 2 -2- KCR B. Pecota B. Long -1% 35% Single to SS; Thurman to 3B
b2 3-2 2 1-3 KCR K. Seitzer B. Long -2% 33% Walk; Pecota to 2B
b2 3-2 2 123 O KCR G. Brett B. Long 6% 39% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 2-3-4
t3 2-3 0 --- O CHW D. Hill B. Saberhagen -3% 37% Flyball: CF
t3 2-3 1 --- O CHW H. Baines B. Saberhagen -2% 35% Strikeout Looking
t3 2-3 2 --- CHW I. Calderon B. Saberhagen 2% 37% Double to RF
t3 2-3 2 -2- O CHW G. Walker B. Saberhagen -4% 34% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, White Sox' Bill Long facing 5-6-7
b3 3-2 0 --- O KCR D. Tartabull B. Long 2% 36% Flyball: CF
b3 3-2 1 --- O KCR L. Smith B. Long 2% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 3-2 2 --- KCR J. Quirk B. Long -1% 36% Reached on E3 (Fly Ball); Quirk to 1B
b3 3-2 2 1-- KCR R. Jones B. Long -2% 34% Single to P; Quirk to 2B
b3 3-2 2 12- O KCR G. Thurman B. Long 4% 38% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 6-7-8
t4 2-3 0 --- O CHW C. Fisk B. Saberhagen -3% 35% Flyball: CF
t4 2-3 1 --- O CHW S. Lyons B. Saberhagen -2% 33% Strikeout
t4 2-3 2 --- CHW K. Williams B. Saberhagen 2% 35% Single to CF
t4 2-3 2 1-- CHW F. Manrique B. Saberhagen 1% 36% Williams Steals 2B
t4 2-3 2 -2- R CHW F. Manrique B. Saberhagen 11% 47% Single to LF; Williams Scores
t4 3-3 2 1-- O CHW D. Boston B. Saberhagen -3% 44% Manrique Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, White Sox' Bill Long facing 1-2-3
b4 3-3 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Long 3% 47% Flyball: LF
b4 3-3 1 --- O KCR B. Pecota B. Long 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 3-3 2 --- O KCR K. Seitzer B. Long 1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t5 3-3 0 --- O CHW D. Boston B. Saberhagen -3% 47% Strikeout
t5 3-3 1 --- O CHW D. Hill B. Saberhagen -2% 45% Flyball: RF
t5 3-3 2 --- O CHW H. Baines B. Saberhagen -2% 43% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, White Sox' Bill Long facing 4-5-6
b5 3-3 0 --- O KCR G. Brett B. Long 3% 46% Flyball: LF
b5 3-3 1 --- O KCR D. Tartabull B. Long 2% 48% Flyball: SS
b5 3-3 2 --- O KCR L. Smith B. Long 2% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
t6 3-3 0 --- O CHW I. Calderon B. Saberhagen -4% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 3-3 1 --- O CHW G. Walker B. Saberhagen -3% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 3-3 2 --- CHW C. Fisk B. Saberhagen 2% 46% Single to CF
t6 3-3 2 1-- O CHW S. Lyons B. Saberhagen -4% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, White Sox' Bill Long facing 7-8-9
b6 3-3 0 --- O KCR J. Quirk B. Long 3% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 3-3 1 --- O KCR R. Jones B. Long 3% 48% Strikeout
b6 3-3 2 --- KCR G. Thurman B. Long -2% 46% Single to LF
b6 3-3 2 1-- KCR W. Wilson B. Long -2% 45% Thurman Steals 2B
b6 3-3 2 -2- R KCR W. Wilson B. Long -17% 28% Triple to RF; Thurman Scores
b6 4-3 2 --3 O KCR B. Pecota B. Long 4% 32% Lineout: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
t7 3-4 0 --- O CHW K. Williams B. Saberhagen -5% 27% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-4 1 --- O CHW F. Manrique B. Saberhagen -3% 24% Flyball: LF
t7 3-4 2 --- O CHW D. Boston B. Saberhagen -2% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, White Sox' Bill Long facing 3-4-5
b7 4-3 0 --- O KCR K. Seitzer B. Long 2% 24% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 4-3 1 --- KCR G. Brett B. Long -4% 20% Double to LF
b7 4-3 1 -2- KCR D. Tartabull B. Long -1% 19% Intentional Walk
b7 4-3 1 12- O KCR L. Smith B. Long 4% 23% Flyball: RF
b7 4-3 2 12- O KCR J. Quirk B. Long 4% 27% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 2-3-4
t8 3-4 0 --- CHW D. Hill B. Saberhagen 9% 35% Single to LF
t8 3-4 0 1-- CHW H. Baines B. Saberhagen 20% 55% Single to LF; Hill to 3B
Gary Redus pinch runs for Harold Baines (DH) batting 3rd
t8 3-4 0 1-3 RO CHW I. Calderon B. Saberhagen -5% 50% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Hill Scores
Jerry Don Gleaton replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
t8 4-4 1 1-- O CHW G. Walker J. Gleaton -9% 41% Redus Caught Stealing 2B (P-1B-SS)
t8 4-4 2 --- CHW G. Walker J. Gleaton 3% 44% Walk
John Davis replaces Jerry Don Gleaton pitching
t8 4-4 2 1-- O CHW C. Fisk J. Davis -5% 39% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, White Sox' Bobby Thigpen facing 8-9-1
Bobby Thigpen replaces Bill Long pitching
Thad Bosley pinch hits for Ross Jones (SS) batting 8th
b8 4-4 0 --- O KCR T. Bosley B. Thigpen 5% 43% Foul Flyball: SS
b8 4-4 1 --- O KCR G. Thurman B. Thigpen 4% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 4-4 2 --- KCR W. Wilson B. Thigpen -2% 45% Single to SS
b8 4-4 2 1-- O KCR B. Pecota B. Thigpen 5% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' John Davis facing 7-8-9
Angel Salazar replaces Thad Bosley (PH) playing SS batting 8th
t9 4-4 0 --- O CHW S. Lyons J. Davis -6% 44% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t9 4-4 1 --- O CHW K. Williams J. Davis -5% 39% Strikeout
t9 4-4 2 --- O CHW F. Manrique J. Davis -4% 35% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, White Sox' Bobby Thigpen facing 3-4-5
b9 4-4 0 --- O KCR K. Seitzer B. Thigpen 6% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 4-4 1 --- O KCR G. Brett B. Thigpen 5% 46% Foul Flyball: 3B
b9 4-4 2 --- KCR D. Tartabull B. Thigpen -3% 43% Single to LF
b9 4-4 2 1-- O KCR L. Smith B. Thigpen 7% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 10th, White Sox Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' John Davis facing 1-2-3
t10 4-4 0 --- O CHW D. Boston J. Davis -6% 44% Lineout: 2B
t10 4-4 1 --- O CHW D. Hill J. Davis -5% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
t10 4-4 2 --- O CHW G. Redus J. Davis -4% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 10th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, White Sox' Bobby Thigpen facing 7-8-9
b10 4-4 0 --- KCR J. Quirk B. Thigpen -17% 18% Double to RF
Bo Jackson pinch runs for Jamie Quirk (C) batting 7th
b10 4-4 0 -2- O KCR A. Salazar B. Thigpen -1% 17% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Jackson to 3B
Frank White pinch hits for Gary Thurman (CF) batting 9th
b10 4-4 1 --3 KCR F. White B. Thigpen 0% 17% Intentional Walk
b10 4-4 1 1-3 KCR W. Wilson B. Thigpen -1% 16% Intentional Walk; White to 2B
b10 4-4 1 123 OO KCR B. Pecota B. Thigpen 34% 50% Double Play: Bunt Groundout: C-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 11th, White Sox Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' John Davis facing 4-5-6
Larry Owen replaces Frank White (PH) playing C batting 9th
Bo Jackson moves from PR to CF
t11 4-4 0 --- O CHW I. Calderon J. Davis -6% 44% Groundout: SS-1B
t11 4-4 1 --- O CHW G. Walker J. Davis -5% 39% Strikeout
t11 4-4 2 --- CHW C. Fisk J. Davis 3% 42% Walk
t11 4-4 2 1-- CHW S. Lyons J. Davis 4% 46% Fisk Steals 2B
t11 4-4 2 -2- R CHW S. Lyons J. Davis 34% 80% Single to CF; Fisk Scores
t11 5-4 2 1-- CHW K. Williams J. Davis 1% 81% Lyons Steals 2B
t11 5-4 2 -2- O CHW K. Williams J. Davis -3% 78% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 5, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 11th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, White Sox' Bobby Thigpen facing 3-4-5
b11 4-5 0 --- KCR K. Seitzer B. Thigpen -14% 64% Single to RF
b11 4-5 0 1-- O KCR G. Brett B. Thigpen 13% 77% Flyball: RF
b11 4-5 1 1-- O KCR D. Tartabull B. Thigpen 12% 89% Flyball: CF
b11 4-5 2 1-- O KCR L. Smith B. Thigpen 11% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 5, Royals 4.

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  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • 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.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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