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MIL
@BOS
8
4
CLE
@CAL
5
12
OAK
@CHW
1
17
TOR
@DET
2
3
 
(12)
MIN
@KCR
2
4
BAL
@NYY
2
6
SEA
@TEX
6
4
CIN
@HOU
4
6
CHC
@MON
4
5
PHI
@PIT
5
10
LAD
@SDP
0
1
ATL
@SFG
3
6
NYM
@STL
7
1
Saturday, October 3, 1987,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 28,082, Time of Game: 2:18
Twins
2
85-76
 Lost 4 
1st
at Royals
4
82-79
 Won 4 
2nd, 3 GB
L: Bert Blyleven (15-12)
S: Gene Garber (18)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           1  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    2  7  1
Royals          0  1  0   2  1  0   0  0  X    4  4  2

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Newman 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .223 .300 .305 .605 -0.053 1.09 0.039 -0.092 -0.4 0 3
Greg Gagne SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .262 .307 .428 .734 -0.066 1.05 0.024 -0.090 -0.6 1 2
Kirby Puckett CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .331 .366 .534 .900 -0.111 0.92 0.000 -0.111 -1.1 4 0 GDP
   Mark Davidson CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .317 .322 .639 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Don Baylor DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .245 .360 .392 .751 0.004 1.04 0.084 -0.081 0.3
Tom Brunansky RF 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 .260 .353 .491 .844 0.077 0.83 0.098 -0.021 1.0 0 0 HR
   Billy Beane RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .214 .214 .357 .571 0.062 1.04 0.062 0.000 0.4 1 0 2B
Kent Hrbek 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .287 .391 .549 .939 -0.151 1.38 0.000 -0.151 -1.2 7 0
Dan Gladden LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .251 .314 .363 .677 -0.077 0.98 0.000 -0.077 -0.7 3 0
   Randy Bush PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .254 .351 .416 .767 -0.041 1.41 0.000 -0.041 -0.4
Steve Lombardozzi 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .237 .297 .351 .648 0.032 0.66 0.053 -0.021 0.3 4 2 2B
Tim Laudner C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .191 .252 .389 .640 -0.079 1.03 0.016 -0.095 -0.8 4 1 GDP
Bert Blyleven P 0 1
   George Frazier P 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 7 2 1 3 34 .212 .235 .364 .599 -0.403 1.04 0.376 -0.780 -3.1 24 9
2B: S Lombardozzi (19, off C Leibrandt); B Beane (2, off G Garber).
HR: T Brunansky (32, off C Leibrandt, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: T Brunansky 4; S Lombardozzi 2; B Beane 2; A Newman; D Baylor; T Laudner; G Gagne.
GIDP: T Laudner (4); K Puckett (16).
RBI: T Brunansky (85); D Baylor (63).
2-out RBI: D Baylor.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Lombardozzi-G Gagne-K Hrbek.
E: K Hrbek (5).

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 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .279 .320 .378 .698 -0.030 0.57 0.019 -0.049 0.0 2 0 SB
Kevin Seitzer 3B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .322 .399 .467 .866 0.106 0.74 0.143 -0.037 1.0 0 1 2B,CS
George Brett 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .290 .388 .496 .884 -0.070 1.44 0.000 -0.070 -0.7 4 0
   Jamie Quirk C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .239 .311 .348 .659 -0.026 0.47 0.000 -0.026 -0.7 2 0
Danny Tartabull RF 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .309 .388 .542 .931 0.120 0.81 0.143 -0.023 0.7 1 0 HR
Frank White 2B 2 0 1 1 1 0 3 .243 .306 .393 .699 0.140 1.14 0.164 -0.024 1.5 1 6 2B
Jim Eisenreich DH 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 .228 .270 .455 .726 -0.029 0.83 0.009 -0.038 -0.8 SF,GDP
Scotti Madison C-1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .250 .250 .500 .750 -0.053 0.64 0.000 -0.053 -0.8 9 0
Bill Pecota SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .278 .347 .384 .731 -0.051 0.65 0.000 -0.051 -0.7 3 6
Gary Thurman LF 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .288 .345 .313 .657 -0.009 0.48 0.017 -0.025 -0.0 5 0
Charlie Leibrandt P 0 2
   Gene Garber P 0 0
Team Totals 26 4 4 4 4 4 31 .154 .258 .346 .604 0.098 0.75 0.495 -0.396 -0.5 27 15
2B: F White (32, off B Blyleven); K Seitzer (33, off B Blyleven).
HR: D Tartabull (34, off B Blyleven, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF Line).
SF: J Eisenreich (3, off B Blyleven).
TB: D Tartabull 5; F White 2; K Seitzer 2.
GIDP: J Eisenreich (2).
RBI: K Seitzer (81); F White (76); J Eisenreich (20); D Tartabull (100).
2-out RBI: K Seitzer.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. F White-B Pecota-G Brett; C Leibrandt-F White-G Brett.
E: K Seitzer (24); S Madison (3).
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (58, 2nd base off G Frazier/T Laudner).
CS: K Seitzer (7, 2nd base by B Blyleven/T Laudner).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bert Blyleven, L (15-12) 7 4 4 2 3 4 1 4.01 27 58 -0.115 0.82 -0.1
George Frazier 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.04 4 0 0 0.017 0.37 0.6
Team Totals 8 4 4 2 4 4 1 2.25 31 58 0 0 -0.098 0.75 0.5

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Charlie Leibrandt, W (16-11) 7 6 2 2 1 3 1 3.41 27 59 0.237 0.97 1.9
Gene Garber, S (18) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.09 7 0 0 0.165 1.34 1.1
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 1 3 1 2.00 34 59 0 0 0.402 1.04 3.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rick Reed, 1B - Durwood Merrill, 2B - John Hirschbeck, 3B - Rich Garcia.
Time of Game: 2:18.
Attendance: 28,082.
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
b4 1-1 1 12- R KCR F. White B. Blyleven 15% 76% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Seitzer Scores/unER; Tartabull to 3B
b2 0-1 0 --- R KCR D. Tartabull B. Blyleven 10% 55% Inside-the-park Home Run to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line)
t1 0-0 2 -2- R MIN D. Baylor C. Leibrandt -8% 43% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Gagne Scores
t7 1-4 0 --- R MIN T. Brunansky C. Leibrandt -8% 80% Home Run
b5 3-1 2 -2- R KCR K. Seitzer B. Blyleven 8% 87% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Thurman Scores

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' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN A. Newman C. Leibrandt 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- MIN G. Gagne C. Leibrandt -2% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 1-- O MIN K. Puckett C. Leibrandt 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B; Gagne to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- R MIN D. Baylor C. Leibrandt -8% 43% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Gagne Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- MIN T. Brunansky C. Leibrandt -2% 42% Walk; Baylor to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- O MIN K. Hrbek C. Leibrandt 4% 46% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Blyleven -2% 43% Flyball: 2B
b1 0-1 1 --- KCR K. Seitzer B. Blyleven 3% 46% Walk
b1 0-1 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett B. Blyleven -3% 43% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 2 1-- O KCR D. Tartabull B. Blyleven -2% 40% Seitzer Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- O MIN D. Gladden C. Leibrandt 2% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- MIN S. Lombardozzi C. Leibrandt -2% 40% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Lombardozzi to 1B
t2 1-0 1 1-- OO MIN T. Laudner C. Leibrandt 5% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- R KCR D. Tartabull B. Blyleven 10% 55% Inside-the-park Home Run to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line)
b2 1-1 0 --- O KCR F. White B. Blyleven -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 1-1 1 --- O KCR J. Eisenreich B. Blyleven -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b2 1-1 2 --- O KCR S. Madison B. Blyleven -1% 50% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
t3 1-1 0 --- MIN A. Newman C. Leibrandt -4% 46% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 1-1 0 1-- MIN G. Gagne C. Leibrandt 0% 46% E2 on Foul Ball
t3 1-1 0 1-- O MIN G. Gagne C. Leibrandt 4% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t3 1-1 1 1-- OO MIN K. Puckett C. Leibrandt 6% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 8-9-1
b3 1-1 0 --- O KCR B. Pecota B. Blyleven -3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-1 1 --- O KCR G. Thurman B. Blyleven -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-1 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Blyleven -1% 50% Foul Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- O MIN D. Baylor C. Leibrandt 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t4 1-1 1 --- O MIN T. Brunansky C. Leibrandt 2% 55% Strikeout
t4 1-1 2 --- O MIN K. Hrbek C. Leibrandt 1% 56% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 2-3-4
b4 1-1 0 --- KCR K. Seitzer B. Blyleven 4% 60% Reached on E3 (catch) (Ground Ball to 2B); Seitzer to 1B
b4 1-1 0 1-- O KCR G. Brett B. Blyleven -4% 56% Flyball: CF
b4 1-1 1 1-- KCR D. Tartabull B. Blyleven 4% 61% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Seitzer to 2B
b4 1-1 1 12- R KCR F. White B. Blyleven 15% 76% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Seitzer Scores/unER; Tartabull to 3B
b4 2-1 1 -23 RO KCR J. Eisenreich B. Blyleven 1% 77% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Tartabull Scores/unER; White to 3B
b4 3-1 2 --3 O KCR S. Madison B. Blyleven -3% 74% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 7-8-9
Jamie Quirk replaces George Brett (1B) playing C batting 3rd
Scotti Madison moves from C to 1B
t5 1-3 0 --- O MIN D. Gladden C. Leibrandt 3% 77% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t5 1-3 1 --- O MIN S. Lombardozzi C. Leibrandt 2% 79% Flyball: RF
t5 1-3 2 --- MIN T. Laudner C. Leibrandt -2% 77% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t5 1-3 2 1-- O MIN A. Newman C. Leibrandt 3% 80% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 8-9-1
b5 3-1 0 --- O KCR B. Pecota B. Blyleven -2% 79% Strikeout Looking
b5 3-1 1 --- KCR G. Thurman B. Blyleven 2% 80% Walk
b5 3-1 1 1-- O KCR W. Wilson B. Blyleven -1% 79% Groundout: P-1B; Thurman to 2B
b5 3-1 2 -2- R KCR K. Seitzer B. Blyleven 8% 87% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Thurman Scores
b5 4-1 2 -2- O KCR J. Quirk B. Blyleven -2% 85% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 2-3-4
t6 1-4 0 --- O MIN G. Gagne C. Leibrandt 3% 88% Flyball: LF
t6 1-4 1 --- O MIN K. Puckett C. Leibrandt 2% 89% Strikeout Looking
t6 1-4 2 --- O MIN D. Baylor C. Leibrandt 1% 90% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 4-5-6
b6 4-1 0 --- O KCR D. Tartabull B. Blyleven -1% 90% Flyball: 2B
b6 4-1 1 --- KCR F. White B. Blyleven 1% 90% Walk
b6 4-1 1 1-- OO KCR J. Eisenreich B. Blyleven -2% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 5-6-7
t7 1-4 0 --- R MIN T. Brunansky C. Leibrandt -8% 80% Home Run
t7 2-4 0 --- O MIN K. Hrbek C. Leibrandt 4% 84% Flyball: CF
t7 2-4 1 --- O MIN D. Gladden C. Leibrandt 2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-4 2 --- MIN S. Lombardozzi C. Leibrandt -3% 84% Double to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line)
t7 2-4 2 -2- O MIN T. Laudner C. Leibrandt 4% 88% Lineout: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 7-8-9
Billy Beane replaces Tom Brunansky playing RF batting 5th
b7 4-2 0 --- O KCR S. Madison B. Blyleven -1% 87% Strikeout
b7 4-2 1 --- O KCR B. Pecota B. Blyleven -1% 86% Flyball: LF
b7 4-2 2 --- O KCR G. Thurman B. Blyleven -1% 85% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Gene Garber facing 1-2-3
Gene Garber replaces Charlie Leibrandt pitching
t8 2-4 0 --- O MIN A. Newman G. Garber 4% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-4 1 --- O MIN G. Gagne G. Garber 3% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-4 2 --- O MIN K. Puckett G. Garber 2% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Twins' George Frazier facing 1-2-3
George Frazier replaces Bert Blyleven pitching
Mark Davidson replaces Kirby Puckett playing CF batting 3rd
b8 4-2 0 --- KCR W. Wilson G. Frazier 1% 94% Walk
b8 4-2 0 1-- KCR K. Seitzer G. Frazier 1% 95% Wilson Steals 2B
b8 4-2 0 -2- O KCR K. Seitzer G. Frazier -1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 4-2 1 -2- O KCR J. Quirk G. Frazier -1% 93% Flyball: RF; Wilson to 3B
b8 4-2 2 --3 O KCR D. Tartabull G. Frazier -1% 92% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Gene Garber facing 4-5-6
t9 2-4 0 --- O MIN D. Baylor G. Garber 4% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 2-4 1 --- MIN B. Beane G. Garber -6% 90% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t9 2-4 1 -2- O MIN K. Hrbek G. Garber 6% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B; Beane to 3B
Randy Bush pinch hits for Dan Gladden (LF) batting 7th
t9 2-4 2 --3 O MIN R. Bush G. Garber 4% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 4.

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