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MIL
@BOS
2
3
 
(12)
CLE
@CAL
4
10
OAK
@CHW
4
3
 
(11)
TOR
@DET
3
4
MIN
@KCR
3
6
BAL
@NYY
1
3
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@TEX
5
4
CIN
@HOU
12
7
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@MON
1
7
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@PIT
4
6
LAD
@SDP
10
3
ATL
@SFG
6
4
NYM
@STL
2
3
Friday, October 2, 1987,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 22,578, Time of Game: 2:23
Twins
3
85-75
 Lost 3 
1st
at Royals
6
81-79
 Won 3 
2nd, 4 GB
W: Bret Saberhagen (18-10)
L: Frank Viola (17-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   1  1  0   0  1  0    3  9  1
Royals          0  0  0   0  5  1   0  0  X    6  8  3

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dan Gladden LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .252 .316 .366 .682 -0.229 1.14 0.000 -0.229 -2.5 1 0 GDP
Greg Gagne SS 3 2 1 0 0 0 4 .262 .307 .429 .737 -0.014 0.73 0.039 -0.053 0.0 0 2
Kirby Puckett CF 4 1 4 0 0 0 4 .333 .368 .537 .906 0.289 0.86 0.289 0.000 3.1 2 0 2·2B
Kent Hrbek 1B 3 0 1 2 0 1 4 .289 .394 .553 .947 -0.028 1.30 0.081 -0.109 -0.3 6 0 SF
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .259 .305 .488 .793 -0.121 1.14 0.000 -0.121 -1.3 1 3
Randy Bush DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .255 .352 .417 .769 -0.089 0.83 0.000 -0.089 -1.0
Tom Brunansky RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .259 .351 .485 .836 -0.023 0.62 0.020 -0.043 -0.3 4 0
Steve Lombardozzi 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .237 .297 .349 .646 -0.024 1.12 0.039 -0.063 -0.3 1 0
   Al Newman 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .301 .306 .606 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Roy Smalley PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .276 .353 .412 .765 -0.012 0.45 0.000 -0.012 -0.2
Tim Laudner C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .189 .251 .389 .640 0.086 0.98 0.096 -0.011 0.8 6 0
   Tom Nieto C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .276 .314 .590 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 3 0
   Gene Larkin PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .267 .341 .384 .725 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
Frank Viola P 0 1
   Juan Berenguer P 0 0
   Jeff Reardon P 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 9 2 0 4 36 .265 .257 .324 .581 -0.169 0.93 0.564 -0.734 -2.1 24 6
2B: K Puckett 2 (32, 2 off B Saberhagen).
SF: K Hrbek (5, off B Saberhagen).
TB: K Puckett 6; K Hrbek; T Laudner; S Lombardozzi; T Brunansky; G Gagne.
GIDP: D Gladden (7).
RBI: K Hrbek 2 (90).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
E: G Gagne (18).

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 1 2 2 0 1 4 .280 .320 .380 .700 0.124 1.27 0.166 -0.042 1.7 3 0 2B
Kevin Seitzer 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .322 .399 .466 .865 0.109 1.09 0.122 -0.013 0.4 2 2
George Brett 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .292 .389 .499 .888 -0.165 1.43 0.000 -0.165 -1.7 9 1
Danny Tartabull RF 4 1 1 4 0 2 4 .308 .388 .537 .925 0.342 1.56 0.399 -0.057 2.6 1 0 HR
Frank White DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .242 .305 .391 .695 -0.050 0.51 0.002 -0.052 -0.4
Bo Jackson LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .236 .297 .457 .754 -0.045 0.43 0.000 -0.045 -0.8 2 0
Scotti Madison C 4 1 3 0 0 1 4 .333 .333 .667 1.000 0.116 0.52 0.119 -0.004 1.0 4 0 3·2B
Bill Pecota SS 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .284 .354 .392 .746 0.019 0.87 0.056 -0.037 0.1 1 5
Ross Jones 2B 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .281 .304 .585 -0.117 1.11 0.000 -0.117 -1.4 3 2
Bret Saberhagen P 2 1
Team Totals 33 6 8 6 3 8 36 .242 .306 .455 .760 0.333 0.98 0.864 -0.532 1.5 27 11
2B: S Madison 3 (3, 3 off F Viola); W Wilson (18, off F Viola).
HR: D Tartabull (33, off F Viola, 5th inn, 3 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: S Madison 6; D Tartabull 4; W Wilson 3; K Seitzer; F White.
RBI: D Tartabull 4 (99); W Wilson 2 (30).
2-out RBI: D Tartabull 4; W Wilson.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Saberhagen-G Brett; B Pecota-R Jones-G Brett.
E: D Tartabull (6); G Brett (9); S Madison (2).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Frank Viola, L (17-10) 6 7 6 2 3 5 1 2.90 29 44 -0.347 1.19 -2.6
Juan Berenguer 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.94 4 0 0 0.008 0.11 0.6
Jeff Reardon 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.54 3 0 0 0.008 0.10 0.6
Team Totals 8 8 6 2 3 8 1 2.25 36 44 0 0 -0.331 0.98 -1.5

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen, W (18-10) 9 9 3 2 0 4 0 3.36 36 63 0.169 0.93 2.1
Team Totals 9 9 3 2 0 4 0 2.00 36 63 0.169 0.93 2.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rich Garcia, 1B - Rick Reed, 2B - Durwood Merrill, 3B - John Hirschbeck.
Time of Game: 2:23.
Attendance: 22,578.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Dan Gladden LF 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Greg Gagne SS 2 Kevin Seitzer 3B
3 Kirby Puckett CF 3 George Brett 1B
4 Kent Hrbek 1B 4 Danny Tartabull RF
5 Gary Gaetti 3B 5 Frank White DH
6 Randy Bush DH 6 Bo Jackson LF
7 Tom Brunansky RF 7 Scotti Madison C
8 Steve Lombardozzi 2B 8 Bill Pecota SS
9 Tim Laudner C 9 Ross Jones 2B
Frank Viola P Bret Saberhagen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-2 2 123 RRRR KCR D. Tartabull F. Viola 40% 86% Home Run; Jones Scores/unER; Wilson Scores/unER; Seitzer Scores/unER; Tartabull Scores/unER
t5 1-0 2 1-- R MIN K. Puckett B. Saberhagen -13% 27% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Gagne Scores/Adv on E3 (throw to 3B)/unER; Puckett to 2B
b5 0-2 1 12- R KCR W. Wilson F. Viola 12% 48% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Pecota Scores; Jones to 2B
t3 0-0 0 12- OO MIN D. Gladden B. Saberhagen 12% 52% Bunt Pop Fly Double Play: Bunt P-1B
b5 1-2 1 123 O KCR G. Brett F. Viola -11% 46% Strikeout

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN D. Gladden B. Saberhagen 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O MIN G. Gagne B. Saberhagen 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- MIN K. Puckett B. Saberhagen -2% 52% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 2 -2- O MIN K. Hrbek B. Saberhagen 3% 55% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frank Viola facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson F. Viola -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- KCR K. Seitzer F. Viola 2% 55% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 0-0 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett F. Viola -3% 52% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR D. Tartabull F. Viola -2% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O MIN G. Gaetti B. Saberhagen 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O MIN R. Bush B. Saberhagen 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- O MIN T. Brunansky B. Saberhagen 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frank Viola facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. White F. Viola -2% 53% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR B. Jackson F. Viola -2% 51% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- KCR S. Madison F. Viola 2% 53% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF)
b2 0-0 2 -2- O KCR B. Pecota F. Viola -3% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- MIN S. Lombardozzi B. Saberhagen -4% 46% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 0-0 0 1-- MIN T. Laudner B. Saberhagen -6% 40% Fielder's Choice ; Lombardozzi to 2B; Laudner to 1B
t3 0-0 0 12- OO MIN D. Gladden B. Saberhagen 12% 52% Bunt Pop Fly Double Play: Bunt P-1B
t3 0-0 2 -2- O MIN G. Gagne B. Saberhagen 4% 56% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frank Viola facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O KCR R. Jones F. Viola -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson F. Viola -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 2 --- KCR K. Seitzer F. Viola 1% 53% Walk
b3 0-0 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett F. Viola -3% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- MIN K. Puckett B. Saberhagen -7% 43% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t4 0-0 0 -2- R MIN K. Hrbek B. Saberhagen -8% 35% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Puckett Scores
t4 1-0 0 1-- O MIN G. Gaetti B. Saberhagen 3% 38% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t4 1-0 1 1-- O MIN R. Bush B. Saberhagen 3% 41% Flyball: LF
t4 1-0 2 1-- MIN T. Brunansky B. Saberhagen -2% 39% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Gaetti to 2B
t4 1-0 2 12- O MIN S. Lombardozzi B. Saberhagen 5% 44% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Frank Viola facing 4-5-6
b4 0-1 0 --- O KCR D. Tartabull F. Viola -3% 41% Strikeout
b4 0-1 1 --- O KCR F. White F. Viola -2% 38% Foul Flyball: C
b4 0-1 2 --- O KCR B. Jackson F. Viola -1% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
t5 1-0 0 --- MIN T. Laudner B. Saberhagen -4% 33% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t5 1-0 0 1-- OO MIN D. Gladden B. Saberhagen 8% 41% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t5 1-0 2 --- MIN G. Gagne B. Saberhagen -1% 40% Reached on Interference on C
t5 1-0 2 1-- R MIN K. Puckett B. Saberhagen -13% 27% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Gagne Scores/Adv on E3 (throw to 3B)/unER; Puckett to 2B
t5 2-0 2 -2- O MIN K. Hrbek B. Saberhagen 3% 30% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Frank Viola facing 7-8-9
b5 0-2 0 --- KCR S. Madison F. Viola 8% 38% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b5 0-2 0 -2- KCR B. Pecota F. Viola 5% 44% Walk
b5 0-2 0 12- O KCR R. Jones F. Viola -8% 36% Bunt Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Pecota to 2B; Jones to 1B
b5 0-2 1 12- R KCR W. Wilson F. Viola 12% 48% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Pecota Scores; Jones to 2B
b5 1-2 1 12- KCR K. Seitzer F. Viola 8% 57% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Jones to 3B; Wilson to 2B; Seitzer to 1B
b5 1-2 1 123 O KCR G. Brett F. Viola -11% 46% Strikeout
b5 1-2 2 123 RRRR KCR D. Tartabull F. Viola 40% 86% Home Run; Jones Scores/unER; Wilson Scores/unER; Seitzer Scores/unER; Tartabull Scores/unER
b5 5-2 2 --- O KCR F. White F. Viola -1% 85% Flyball: LF
5 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 5.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
t6 2-5 0 --- O MIN G. Gaetti B. Saberhagen 3% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-5 1 --- O MIN R. Bush B. Saberhagen 2% 89% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 2-5 2 --- O MIN T. Brunansky B. Saberhagen 1% 90% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Twins' Frank Viola facing 6-7-8
b6 5-2 0 --- O KCR B. Jackson F. Viola -1% 90% Foul Flyball: 2B
b6 5-2 1 --- KCR S. Madison F. Viola 2% 91% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
b6 5-2 1 -2- KCR B. Pecota F. Viola 1% 92% Walk
b6 5-2 1 12- O KCR R. Jones F. Viola -1% 90% Flyball: RF; Madison to 3B
b6 5-2 2 1-3 R KCR W. Wilson F. Viola 4% 95% Double to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Madison Scores; Pecota to 3B
b6 6-2 2 -23 O KCR K. Seitzer F. Viola -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 6.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
t7 2-6 0 --- O MIN S. Lombardozzi B. Saberhagen 2% 95% Lineout: SS
t7 2-6 1 --- O MIN T. Laudner B. Saberhagen 1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-6 2 --- O MIN D. Gladden B. Saberhagen 1% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Twins' Juan Berenguer facing 3-4-5
Juan Berenguer replaces Frank Viola pitching
Tom Nieto replaces Tim Laudner playing C batting 9th
Al Newman replaces Steve Lombardozzi playing 2B batting 8th
b7 6-2 0 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Berenguer -0% 96% Strikeout
b7 6-2 1 --- O KCR D. Tartabull J. Berenguer -0% 96% Strikeout
b7 6-2 2 --- KCR F. White J. Berenguer 0% 96% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF)
b7 6-2 2 1-- O KCR B. Jackson J. Berenguer -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 6.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 2-3-4
t8 2-6 0 --- MIN G. Gagne B. Saberhagen -3% 93% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t8 2-6 0 1-- MIN K. Puckett B. Saberhagen -7% 86% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Gagne to 3B; Puckett to 2B/Adv on E9 (throw)
t8 2-6 0 -23 RO MIN K. Hrbek B. Saberhagen 5% 91% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Gagne Scores
t8 3-6 1 -2- O MIN G. Gaetti B. Saberhagen 4% 95% Foul Flyball: 1B
t8 3-6 2 -2- O MIN R. Bush B. Saberhagen 2% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Twins' Jeff Reardon facing 7-8-9
Jeff Reardon replaces Juan Berenguer pitching
b8 6-3 0 --- O KCR S. Madison J. Reardon -0% 97% Strikeout
b8 6-3 1 --- O KCR B. Pecota J. Reardon -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 6-3 2 --- O KCR R. Jones J. Reardon -0% 96% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 6.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 7-8-9
t9 3-6 0 --- O MIN T. Brunansky B. Saberhagen 2% 98% Foul Flyball: 3B
Roy Smalley pinch hits for Al Newman (2B) batting 8th
t9 3-6 1 --- O MIN R. Smalley B. Saberhagen 1% 100% Strikeout Looking
Gene Larkin pinch hits for Tom Nieto (C) batting 9th
t9 3-6 2 --- O MIN G. Larkin B. Saberhagen 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 6.

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