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BOS
@BAL
4
9
BOS
@BAL
10
7
SEA
@CHW
1
0
MIL
@DET
6
7
OAK
@KCR
4
0
CLE
@MIN
4
9
TOR
@NYY
6
3
CAL
@TEX
1
5
SDP
@HOU
2
1
ATL
@LAD
4
7
PHI
@MON
3
6
NYM
@PIT
9
10
CHC
@STL
8
1
Friday, September 18, 1987,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 31,301, Time of Game: 2:44
Athletics
4
74-73
 Won 1 
2nd, 3½ GB
at Royals
0
74-74
 Lost 1 
3rd, 4 GB
L: Mark Gubicza (11-17)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       1  0  0   0  0  0   0  3  0    4  9  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  0

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Luis Polonia DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .287 .331 .397 .728 -0.118 0.81 0.000 -0.118 -1.8 GDP
Mike Davis RF 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 .260 .318 .471 .789 0.126 0.89 0.170 -0.044 2.0 3 0 HR,2B
Mark McGwire 1B 3 0 2 1 0 0 4 .285 .366 .620 .986 0.048 0.63 0.062 -0.014 0.7 10 0 2·2B,SF
   Mike Gallego PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .333 .364 .697 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Carney Lansford 3B-1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .297 .373 .467 .840 -0.081 0.72 0.000 -0.081 -1.1 2 1
Dwayne Murphy CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .221 .382 .315 .697 -0.073 0.61 0.005 -0.078 -0.2 2 0 SB
Jose Canseco LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .264 .315 .478 .794 -0.052 0.84 0.037 -0.090 -0.9 1 0 CS
Tony Phillips SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .248 .351 .376 .726 0.004 0.74 0.036 -0.032 -0.3 2 5
Tony Bernazard 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .255 .331 .399 .730 0.113 0.95 0.140 -0.027 0.8 1 2
Mickey Tettleton C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .199 .300 .337 .636 -0.087 1.27 0.000 -0.087 -0.9 1 1
   Terry Steinbach C 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .286 .346 .465 .811 0.043 1.15 0.043 0.000 0.7 4 0
Steve Ontiveros P 0 3
   Eric Plunk P 0 0
   Dennis Eckersley P 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 9 4 1 5 35 .273 .286 .455 .740 -0.077 0.81 0.493 -0.571 -1.1 27 12
2B: M Davis (30, off M Gubicza); M McGwire 2 (25, 2 off M Gubicza).
HR: M Davis (21, off M Gubicza, 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to CF-RF).
SF: M McGwire (8, off M Gubicza).
TB: M Davis 6; M McGwire 4; T Bernazard 2; D Murphy; T Steinbach; J Canseco.
GIDP: L Polonia (3).
RBI: M Davis 2 (67); T Steinbach (53); M McGwire (108).
2-out RBI: M Davis 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Baserunning
SB: D Murphy (4, 2nd base off G Garber/J Quirk).
CS: J Canseco (3, Home by 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 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .279 .320 .377 .698 -0.089 0.85 0.000 -0.089 -0.8 0 0
Bill Pecota SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .287 .344 .374 .718 -0.004 1.00 0.044 -0.048 -0.2 1 4
   Jim Eisenreich PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .226 .280 .476 .756 -0.005 0.19 0.000 -0.005 -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
Kevin Seitzer 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .325 .402 .470 .872 -0.074 0.96 0.013 -0.087 -0.6 1 3
George Brett 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .292 .393 .493 .886 -0.068 0.77 0.014 -0.082 -0.3 11 2
Danny Tartabull RF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .307 .384 .522 .906 0.179 1.21 0.205 -0.026 1.2 4 0 2B
Frank White 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .243 .307 .393 .700 -0.129 1.65 0.000 -0.129 -1.3 1 5
Steve Balboni DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .216 .278 .441 .719 -0.199 1.42 0.000 -0.199 -1.5
Jamie Quirk C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .248 .323 .357 .680 -0.074 1.76 0.039 -0.113 -0.4 5 1
Gary Thurman LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .271 .328 .305 .633 -0.096 1.70 0.000 -0.096 -0.7 2 0
   Thad Bosley PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .269 .310 .343 .654 -0.018 0.69 0.000 -0.018 -0.3 0 0
Mark Gubicza P 1 0
   Gene Garber P 1 0
Team Totals 31 0 4 0 3 5 34 .129 .206 .161 .367 -0.577 1.18 0.315 -0.892 -5.1 27 15
2B: D Tartabull (24, off S Ontiveros).
TB: D Tartabull 3; J Quirk; K Seitzer.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. F White-B Pecota-G Brett.

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Ontiveros, W (9-8) 6.1 4 0 0 1 1 0 3.80 24 65 0.311 1.23 2.9
Eric Plunk, H (1) 2 0 0 0 2 3 0 4.98 8 1 0 0.219 1.06 1.1
Dennis Eckersley, S (13) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.05 2 2 0 0.048 0.97 1.0
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 3 5 0 0.00 34 65 3 0 0.578 1.18 5.1

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mark Gubicza, L (11-17) 7.2 8 4 4 1 5 1 4.31 30 51 0.066 0.94 0.1
Gene Garber 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.32 5 1 0 0.012 0.14 0.9
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 1 5 1 4.00 35 51 1 0 0.078 0.81 1.1
Balks: None.
WP: M Gubicza (12).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Drew Coble, 1B - Larry McCoy, 2B - Nick Bremigan, 3B - Don Denkinger.
Time of Game: 2:44.
Attendance: 31,301.
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
b7 0-1 1 --3 O KCR S. Balboni E. Plunk 13% 65% Strikeout Looking
b7 0-1 0 --- KCR D. Tartabull S. Ontiveros -13% 49% Ground-rule Double (LF-CF)
t8 2-0 2 --3 RR OAK M. Davis M. Gubicza 11% 95% Home Run (CF-RF); Bernazard Scores
t8 1-0 0 1-- OAK T. Bernazard M. Gubicza 9% 86% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Phillips to 3B
b7 0-1 2 --3 O KCR J. Quirk E. Plunk 8% 73% Flyball: RF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O OAK L. Polonia M. Gubicza -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- OAK M. Davis M. Gubicza 4% 52% Double to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 -2- OAK M. McGwire M. Gubicza 2% 54% Wild Pitch; Davis to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 RO OAK M. McGwire M. Gubicza 1% 56% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Davis Scores
t1 1-0 2 --- O OAK C. Lansford M. Gubicza -1% 54% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Steve Ontiveros facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson S. Ontiveros 2% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- O KCR B. Pecota S. Ontiveros 2% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-1 2 --- KCR K. Seitzer S. Ontiveros -1% 57% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b1 0-1 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett S. Ontiveros 2% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- O OAK D. Murphy M. Gubicza -2% 58% Strikeout
t2 1-0 1 --- O OAK J. Canseco M. Gubicza -2% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-0 2 --- O OAK T. Phillips M. Gubicza -1% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Steve Ontiveros facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- O KCR D. Tartabull S. Ontiveros 3% 57% Foul Flyball: C
b2 0-1 1 --- O KCR F. White S. Ontiveros 2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-1 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni S. Ontiveros 1% 61% Strikeout (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 8-9-1
t3 1-0 0 --- O OAK T. Bernazard M. Gubicza -2% 58% Flyball: LF
t3 1-0 1 --- O OAK M. Tettleton M. Gubicza -2% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-0 2 --- O OAK L. Polonia M. Gubicza -1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Steve Ontiveros facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- O KCR J. Quirk S. Ontiveros 3% 58% Flyball: RF
b3 0-1 1 --- O KCR G. Thurman S. Ontiveros 2% 60% Flyball: CF
b3 0-1 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson S. Ontiveros 1% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 2-3-4
t4 1-0 0 --- O OAK M. Davis M. Gubicza -2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-0 1 --- OAK M. McGwire M. Gubicza 4% 63% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
t4 1-0 1 -2- O OAK C. Lansford M. Gubicza -4% 60% Flyball: RF
t4 1-0 2 -2- O OAK D. Murphy M. Gubicza -4% 56% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Steve Ontiveros facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- O KCR B. Pecota S. Ontiveros 3% 59% Groundout: P-1B
b4 0-1 1 --- O KCR K. Seitzer S. Ontiveros 2% 62% Flyball: RF
b4 0-1 2 --- O KCR G. Brett S. Ontiveros 1% 63% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 6-7-8
t5 1-0 0 --- OAK J. Canseco M. Gubicza 4% 67% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 1-0 0 1-- O OAK T. Phillips M. Gubicza -2% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B; Canseco to 2B
t5 1-0 1 -2- OAK T. Bernazard M. Gubicza 5% 70% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Canseco to 3B
t5 1-0 1 1-3 O OAK M. Tettleton M. Gubicza -7% 63% Strikeout
t5 1-0 2 1-3 O OAK L. Polonia M. Gubicza -6% 57% Canseco Caught Stealing Hm (C-2B-C-3B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Steve Ontiveros facing 5-6-7
b5 0-1 0 --- KCR D. Tartabull S. Ontiveros -5% 52% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b5 0-1 0 1-- O KCR F. White S. Ontiveros 5% 57% Flyball: SS
b5 0-1 1 1-- O KCR S. Balboni S. Ontiveros 4% 61% Flyball: CF
b5 0-1 2 1-- KCR J. Quirk S. Ontiveros -4% 57% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); Tartabull to 3B
b5 0-1 2 1-3 O KCR G. Thurman S. Ontiveros 8% 65% Foul Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
t6 1-0 0 --- O OAK L. Polonia M. Gubicza -3% 62% Flyball: LF
t6 1-0 1 --- O OAK M. Davis M. Gubicza -2% 60% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 1-0 2 --- O OAK M. McGwire M. Gubicza -1% 59% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Steve Ontiveros facing 1-2-3
b6 0-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson S. Ontiveros 4% 63% Groundout: P-1B
b6 0-1 1 --- KCR B. Pecota S. Ontiveros -4% 59% Walk
b6 0-1 1 1-- O KCR K. Seitzer S. Ontiveros 5% 64% Lineout: LF
b6 0-1 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett S. Ontiveros 4% 68% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 4-5-6
t7 1-0 0 --- O OAK C. Lansford M. Gubicza -3% 65% Flyball: RF
t7 1-0 1 --- O OAK D. Murphy M. Gubicza -2% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-0 2 --- O OAK J. Canseco M. Gubicza -1% 62% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Steve Ontiveros facing 5-6-7
b7 0-1 0 --- KCR D. Tartabull S. Ontiveros -13% 49% Ground-rule Double (LF-CF)
b7 0-1 0 -2- O KCR F. White S. Ontiveros 3% 52% Groundout: SS-1B; Tartabull to 3B
Eric Plunk replaces Steve Ontiveros pitching
Terry Steinbach replaces Mickey Tettleton playing C batting 9th
b7 0-1 1 --3 O KCR S. Balboni E. Plunk 13% 65% Strikeout Looking
b7 0-1 2 --3 O KCR J. Quirk E. Plunk 8% 73% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 7-8-9
t8 1-0 0 --- OAK T. Phillips M. Gubicza 4% 77% Walk
t8 1-0 0 1-- OAK T. Bernazard M. Gubicza 9% 86% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Phillips to 3B
t8 1-0 0 1-3 R OAK T. Steinbach M. Gubicza 4% 90% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Phillips Scores; Bernazard to 2B
t8 2-0 0 12- OO OAK L. Polonia M. Gubicza -6% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Bernazard to 3B
t8 2-0 2 --3 RR OAK M. Davis M. Gubicza 11% 95% Home Run (CF-RF); Bernazard Scores
t8 4-0 2 --- OAK M. McGwire M. Gubicza 0% 96% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
Gene Garber replaces Mark Gubicza pitching
Mike Gallego pinch runs for Mark McGwire (1B) batting 3rd
t8 4-0 2 -2- O OAK C. Lansford G. Garber -1% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Athletics' Eric Plunk facing 9-1-2
Carney Lansford moves from 3B to 1B
Mike Gallego moves from PR to 3B
Thad Bosley pinch hits for Gary Thurman (LF) batting 9th
b8 0-4 0 --- O KCR T. Bosley E. Plunk 2% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 0-4 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson E. Plunk 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
Jim Eisenreich pinch hits for Bill Pecota (SS) batting 2nd
b8 0-4 2 --- O KCR J. Eisenreich E. Plunk 0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Gene Garber facing 5-6-7
Angel Salazar replaces Jim Eisenreich (PH) playing SS batting 2nd
Thad Bosley moves from PH to LF
t9 4-0 0 --- OAK D. Murphy G. Garber 0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t9 4-0 0 1-- OAK J. Canseco G. Garber 0% 99% Murphy Steals 2B
t9 4-0 0 -2- O OAK J. Canseco G. Garber -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 4-0 1 -2- O OAK T. Phillips G. Garber -0% 98% Groundout: 1B-P; Murphy to 3B
t9 4-0 2 --3 O OAK T. Bernazard G. Garber -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Athletics' Eric Plunk facing 3-4-5
b9 0-4 0 --- O KCR K. Seitzer E. Plunk 1% 99% Strikeout
b9 0-4 1 --- KCR G. Brett E. Plunk -1% 98% Walk
b9 0-4 1 1-- KCR D. Tartabull E. Plunk -3% 95% Walk; Brett to 2B
Dennis Eckersley replaces Eric Plunk pitching
b9 0-4 1 12- O KCR F. White D. Eckersley 3% 98% Flyball: 3B
b9 0-4 2 12- O KCR S. Balboni D. Eckersley 2% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 0.

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