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Standings
MIN
@CHW
10
13
BOS
@DET
1
4
CAL
@KCR
6
4
MIL
@NYY
5
4
CLE
@SEA
3
5
OAK
@TEX
1
4
BAL
@TOR
0
7
NYM
@MON
10
0
CHC
@PHI
5
8
STL
@PIT
8
5
ATL
@SDP
0
3
HOU
@SFG
1
7
Wednesday, September 16, 1987,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 18,739, Time of Game: 3:13
Angels
6
70-76
 Won 2 
4th, 6½ GB
at Royals
4
73-73
 Lost 2 
2nd, 3½ GB
W: Greg Minton (5-2)
L: Bret Saberhagen (17-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Angels          3  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  2    6 15  0
Royals          1  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    4 13  1

California Angels

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jack Howell 3B 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .244 .336 .452 .788 -0.140 1.06 0.000 -0.140 -1.4 0 1
Wally Joyner 1B 4 2 2 0 0 0 5 .292 .369 .534 .903 0.037 0.81 0.084 -0.047 0.5 14 0 HBP
Johnny Ray 2B 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .286 .337 .375 .712 -0.022 1.01 0.094 -0.116 -0.1 4 7 2B,GDP
Bill Buckner DH 4 2 3 2 0 0 4 .281 .312 .349 .661 0.214 1.05 0.214 0.000 2.2 2·2B
   Brian Downing PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .385 .472 .857 -0.024 0.96 0.000 -0.024 -0.3
Ruppert Jones LF 4 0 2 2 0 1 4 .240 .310 .441 .751 0.145 1.54 0.240 -0.095 1.3 1 0 2·2B
   Tony Armas PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .254 .459 .713 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Mark Ryal PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .218 .244 .460 .704 0.112 0.73 0.112 0.000 1.1 2B
   Tack Wilson PR-LF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Devon White RF 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .260 .303 .449 .752 0.053 0.94 0.114 -0.061 0.6 2 0 2B
Gary Pettis CF 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .200 .298 .255 .553 -0.138 0.94 0.026 -0.164 -1.5 2 0
Dick Schofield SS 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .256 .310 .367 .677 0.102 1.10 0.121 -0.019 0.9 0 5
Bob Boone C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .243 .307 .317 .625 -0.257 1.66 0.000 -0.257 -2.5 4 0 GDP
Chuck Finley P 0 4
   Greg Minton P 0 0
   Gary Lucas P 0 0
   DeWayne Buice P 0 1
Team Totals 41 6 15 6 1 8 43 .366 .395 .537 .932 0.082 1.09 1.005 -0.923 0.9 27 18
2B: J Ray (27, off B Saberhagen); B Buckner 2 (14, 2 off B Saberhagen); R Jones 2 (8, 2 off B Saberhagen); D White (31, off B Saberhagen); M Ryal (6, off J Davis).
HBP: W Joyner (3, by B Saberhagen).
TB: B Buckner 5; R Jones 4; D White 3; D Schofield 3; J Ray 2; M Ryal 2; W Joyner 2; G Pettis.
GIDP: B Boone (10); J Ray (20).
RBI: B Buckner 2 (63); R Jones 2 (28); M Ryal (17); D White (83).
2-out RBI: D White; M Ryal.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 4 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 3. J Howell-J Ray-W Joyner; D Schofield-J Ray-W Joyner; C Finley-J Ray-W Joyner.

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 1 4 1 0 0 5 .279 .320 .376 .696 0.307 1.33 0.307 0.000 2.6 1 0 2B,SB
Kevin Seitzer 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .325 .402 .469 .871 0.042 1.95 0.180 -0.139 -0.0 0 1 GDP
George Brett 1B 3 0 0 1 2 0 5 .290 .389 .495 .884 0.020 2.29 0.149 -0.129 -0.2 7 0
Danny Tartabull RF 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .302 .380 .512 .893 -0.299 2.98 0.109 -0.408 -1.3 0 0 2B,GDP
Frank White 2B 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .245 .309 .396 .705 -0.340 2.70 0.012 -0.352 -1.8 2 3 GDP
Steve Balboni DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .221 .282 .450 .732 -0.053 1.45 0.070 -0.123 -0.2 2B
Bill Pecota SS 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .287 .342 .370 .712 0.041 1.22 0.091 -0.050 0.4 3 3
   Jim Eisenreich PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .229 .275 .482 .757 -0.035 1.30 0.000 -0.035 -0.1
   Angel Salazar SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .221 .248 .470 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Gary Thurman LF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .283 .345 .321 .666 0.008 1.50 0.093 -0.085 0.3 4 0
   Thad Bosley PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .273 .315 .348 .663 0.051 1.03 0.051 0.000 0.4
Larry Owen C 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .184 .260 .283 .543 -0.060 1.36 0.000 -0.060 -0.6 8 0 SH
   Jamie Quirk PH-C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250 .327 .362 .688 -0.098 1.95 0.000 -0.098 -0.6 1 0
Bret Saberhagen P 0 1
   Jerry Don Gleaton P 0 0
   John Davis P 0 0
Team Totals 37 4 13 3 3 4 41 .351 .400 .432 .832 -0.416 1.90 1.062 -1.479 -1.1 * 8
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: D Tartabull (23, off C Finley); S Balboni (11, off C Finley); W Wilson (15, off D Buice).
SH: L Owen (7, off C Finley).
TB: W Wilson 5; D Tartabull 3; B Pecota 2; S Balboni 2; K Seitzer 2; G Thurman; T Bosley.
GIDP: F White (13); K Seitzer (18); D Tartabull (13).
RBI: G Brett (66); D Tartabull (84); W Wilson (24).
2-out RBI: D Tartabull.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Saberhagen-B Pecota-G Brett; B Pecota-F White-G Brett.
E: F White (8).
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (50, 2nd base off G Lucas/B Boone).

California Angels

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Chuck Finley 4.1 8 3 3 1 1 0 4.39 21 35 -0.140 1.29 -1.4
Greg Minton, W (5-2) 2.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 8 2 0 0.304 1.65 2.1
Gary Lucas 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.74 1 1 0 -0.041 2.19 -0.2
DeWayne Buice, S (16) 2.1 3 1 1 1 3 0 3.24 11 2 0 0.294 3.27 0.6
Team Totals 9 13 4 4 3 4 0 4.00 41 35 5 0 0.417 1.90 1.1
G Lucas faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen, L (17-9) 8 12 4 4 1 7 0 3.31 37 48 0.044 1.15 0.5
Jerry Don Gleaton 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 0 4.50 3 0 0 0.024 0.93 0.3
John Davis 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.41 3 1 1 -0.151 0.51 -1.7
Team Totals 9 15 6 6 1 8 0 6.00 43 48 1 1 -0.083 1.09 -0.9
Balks: C Finley (3).
WP: None.
HBP: B Saberhagen (4; W Joyner).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Clark, 1B - Dave Phillips, 2B - Steve Palermo, 3B - Dan Morrison.
Time of Game: 3:13.
Attendance: 18,739.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

California Angels         Kansas City Royals
1 Jack Howell 3B 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Wally Joyner 1B 2 Kevin Seitzer 3B
3 Johnny Ray 2B 3 George Brett 1B
4 Bill Buckner DH 4 Danny Tartabull RF
5 Ruppert Jones LF 5 Frank White 2B
6 Devon White RF 6 Steve Balboni DH
7 Gary Pettis CF 7 Bill Pecota SS
8 Dick Schofield SS 8 Gary Thurman LF
9 Bob Boone C 9 Larry Owen C
Chuck Finley P Bret Saberhagen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 4-6 2 123 O KCR F. White D. Buice 19% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t6 3-3 0 1-- R CAL R. Jones B. Saberhagen 17% 72% Double to CF; Buckner Scores
b9 4-6 1 123 O KCR D. Tartabull D. Buice 16% 81% Strikeout Looking
b5 3-3 1 1-3 OO KCR D. Tartabull G. Minton 15% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t4 3-3 1 1-3 OO CAL B. Boone B. Saberhagen -14% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CAL J. Howell B. Saberhagen -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- CAL W. Joyner B. Saberhagen 2% 50% Single to CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- CAL J. Ray B. Saberhagen 8% 58% Double to RF; Joyner to 3B
t1 0-0 1 -23 RR CAL B. Buckner B. Saberhagen 11% 69% Double to CF; Joyner Scores; Ray Scores
t1 2-0 1 -2- R CAL R. Jones B. Saberhagen 7% 76% Double to LF; Buckner Scores
t1 3-0 1 -2- O CAL D. White B. Saberhagen -2% 74% Strikeout Looking
t1 3-0 2 -2- O CAL G. Pettis B. Saberhagen -2% 72% Strikeout
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Angels' Chuck Finley facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- KCR W. Wilson C. Finley -3% 68% Single to RF
b1 0-3 0 1-- O KCR K. Seitzer C. Finley 2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B; Wilson to 2B
b1 0-3 1 -2- O KCR G. Brett C. Finley 3% 74% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-3 2 -2- R KCR D. Tartabull C. Finley -8% 66% Double to CF; Wilson Scores
b1 1-3 2 -2- KCR F. White C. Finley -1% 64% Walk
b1 1-3 2 12- O KCR S. Balboni C. Finley 4% 69% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
t2 3-1 0 --- O CAL D. Schofield B. Saberhagen -2% 67% Flyball: 2B
t2 3-1 1 --- O CAL B. Boone B. Saberhagen -1% 66% Flyball: LF
t2 3-1 2 --- O CAL J. Howell B. Saberhagen -1% 65% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Angels' Chuck Finley facing 7-8-9
b2 1-3 0 --- KCR B. Pecota C. Finley -4% 61% Single to 2B
b2 1-3 0 1-- KCR G. Thurman C. Finley -9% 51% Single to LF; Pecota to 3B
b2 1-3 0 1-3 R KCR L. Owen C. Finley -3% 49% Balk; Pecota Scores; Thurman to 2B
b2 2-3 0 -2- O KCR L. Owen C. Finley 2% 50% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Thurman to 3B
b2 2-3 1 --3 R KCR W. Wilson C. Finley -6% 45% Fielder's Choice ; Thurman Scores; Wilson to 1B
b2 3-3 1 1-- OO KCR K. Seitzer C. Finley 5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 3, Royals 3.
Top of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 2-3-4
t3 3-3 0 --- O CAL W. Joyner B. Saberhagen -3% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 3-3 1 --- O CAL J. Ray B. Saberhagen -2% 45% Flyball: SS
t3 3-3 2 --- CAL B. Buckner B. Saberhagen 1% 47% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Buckner to 1B
t3 3-3 2 1-- O CAL R. Jones B. Saberhagen -3% 44% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Angels 3, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, Angels' Chuck Finley facing 3-4-5
b3 3-3 0 --- O KCR G. Brett C. Finley 3% 47% Groundout: P-1B
b3 3-3 1 --- KCR D. Tartabull C. Finley -3% 44% Single to LF
b3 3-3 1 1-- OO KCR F. White C. Finley 6% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 3, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Angels Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 6-7-8
t4 3-3 0 --- CAL D. White B. Saberhagen 7% 57% Double to LF
t4 3-3 0 -2- O CAL G. Pettis B. Saberhagen -5% 52% Strikeout Looking
t4 3-3 1 -2- CAL D. Schofield B. Saberhagen 6% 58% Single to 2B; White to 3B
t4 3-3 1 1-3 OO CAL B. Boone B. Saberhagen -14% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 3, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, Angels' Chuck Finley facing 6-7-8
b4 3-3 0 --- KCR S. Balboni C. Finley -7% 37% Double to RF
b4 3-3 0 -2- O KCR B. Pecota C. Finley 5% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 3-3 1 -2- O KCR G. Thurman C. Finley 4% 46% Strikeout
b4 3-3 2 -2- O KCR L. Owen C. Finley 4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 3, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, Angels Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t5 3-3 0 --- O CAL J. Howell B. Saberhagen -3% 47% Strikeout Looking
t5 3-3 1 --- CAL W. Joyner B. Saberhagen 3% 50% Hit By Pitch
t5 3-3 1 1-- OO CAL J. Ray B. Saberhagen -7% 43% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 3, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, Angels' Chuck Finley facing 1-2-3
b5 3-3 0 --- KCR W. Wilson C. Finley -4% 39% Single to CF
b5 3-3 0 1-- KCR K. Seitzer C. Finley -11% 28% Single to CF; Wilson to 3B
b5 3-3 0 1-3 O KCR G. Brett C. Finley 7% 35% Flyball: RF
Greg Minton replaces Chuck Finley pitching
b5 3-3 1 1-3 OO KCR D. Tartabull G. Minton 15% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 3, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Angels Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
t6 3-3 0 --- CAL B. Buckner B. Saberhagen 5% 55% Single to CF
t6 3-3 0 1-- R CAL R. Jones B. Saberhagen 17% 72% Double to CF; Buckner Scores
t6 4-3 0 -2- O CAL D. White B. Saberhagen -1% 71% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Jones to 3B
t6 4-3 1 --3 O CAL G. Pettis B. Saberhagen -9% 62% Fielder's Choice SS; Jones out at Hm/SS-C; Pettis to 1B
t6 4-3 2 1-- CAL D. Schofield B. Saberhagen 3% 65% Single to RF; Pettis to 3B
t6 4-3 2 1-3 O CAL B. Boone B. Saberhagen -6% 59% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Angels' Greg Minton facing 5-6-7
b6 3-4 0 --- O KCR F. White G. Minton 4% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 3-4 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni G. Minton 3% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 3-4 2 --- KCR B. Pecota G. Minton -2% 64% Single to RF
b6 3-4 2 1-- O KCR G. Thurman G. Minton 4% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Angels Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t7 4-3 0 --- O CAL J. Howell B. Saberhagen -3% 65% Strikeout Looking
t7 4-3 1 --- O CAL W. Joyner B. Saberhagen -2% 63% Flyball: LF
t7 4-3 2 --- CAL J. Ray B. Saberhagen 1% 65% Walk
t7 4-3 2 1-- CAL B. Buckner B. Saberhagen 4% 69% Double to RF; Ray to 3B
t7 4-3 2 -23 O CAL R. Jones B. Saberhagen -7% 62% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Angels' Greg Minton facing 9-1-2
Jamie Quirk pinch hits for Larry Owen (C) batting 9th
b7 3-4 0 --- O KCR J. Quirk G. Minton 5% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 3-4 1 --- KCR W. Wilson G. Minton -5% 62% Single to SS
b7 3-4 1 1-- O KCR K. Seitzer G. Minton 6% 68% Flyball: RF
Gary Lucas replaces Greg Minton pitching
b7 3-4 2 1-- KCR G. Brett G. Lucas -2% 66% Wilson Steals 2B
b7 3-4 2 -2- KCR G. Brett G. Lucas -2% 64% Walk
DeWayne Buice replaces Gary Lucas pitching
b7 3-4 2 12- O KCR D. Tartabull D. Buice 9% 73% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Angels Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 6-7-8
Jamie Quirk moves from PH to C
t8 4-3 0 --- O CAL D. White B. Saberhagen -3% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 4-3 1 --- CAL G. Pettis B. Saberhagen 3% 73% Single to P/Bunt
t8 4-3 1 1-- CAL D. Schofield B. Saberhagen 4% 77% Single to LF; Pettis to 2B
t8 4-3 1 12- O CAL B. Boone B. Saberhagen -5% 72% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t8 4-3 2 12- O CAL J. Howell B. Saberhagen -5% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Angels' DeWayne Buice facing 5-6-7
b8 3-4 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Buice 7% 74% Flyball: LF
b8 3-4 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni D. Buice 5% 79% Strikeout Looking
Jim Eisenreich pinch hits for Bill Pecota (SS) batting 7th
b8 3-4 2 --- O KCR J. Eisenreich D. Buice 3% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Angels Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Jerry Don Gleaton facing 2-3-4
Jerry Don Gleaton replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
Angel Salazar replaces Jim Eisenreich (PH) playing SS batting 7th
t9 4-3 0 --- CAL W. Joyner J. Gleaton 3% 85% Single to 2B
t9 4-3 0 1-- O CAL J. Ray J. Gleaton -3% 82% Strikeout Looking
Brian Downing pinch hits for Bill Buckner (DH) batting 4th
t9 4-3 1 1-- O CAL B. Downing J. Gleaton -2% 80% Flyball: CF
John Davis replaces Jerry Don Gleaton pitching
Mark Ryal pinch hits for Tony Armas batting 5th
Tony Armas pinch hits for Ruppert Jones (LF) batting 5th
t9 4-3 2 1-- R CAL M. Ryal J. Davis 11% 91% Double to LF; Joyner Scores; Ryal to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm
Tack Wilson pinch runs for Mark Ryal (PH) batting 5th
t9 5-3 2 --3 R CAL D. White J. Davis 4% 96% Single to 2B; Wilson Scores
t9 6-3 2 1-- O CAL G. Pettis J. Davis -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 6, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-6, Angels' DeWayne Buice facing 8-9-1
Tack Wilson moves from PR to LF
Thad Bosley pinch hits for Gary Thurman (LF) batting 8th
b9 3-6 0 --- KCR T. Bosley D. Buice -5% 90% Single to LF
b9 3-6 0 1-- O KCR J. Quirk D. Buice 5% 95% Strikeout
b9 3-6 1 1-- KCR W. Wilson D. Buice -9% 86% Double to CF; Bosley to 3B
b9 3-6 1 -23 KCR K. Seitzer D. Buice -7% 78% Single to P; Bosley stays at 3B; Wilson stays at 2B
b9 3-6 1 123 R KCR G. Brett D. Buice -13% 65% Walk; Bosley Scores; Wilson to 3B; Seitzer to 2B
b9 4-6 1 123 O KCR D. Tartabull D. Buice 16% 81% Strikeout Looking
b9 4-6 2 123 O KCR F. White D. Buice 19% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Angels 6, Royals 4.

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  • 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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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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