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@BOS
5
3
 
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@CHW
5
8
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5
3
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1
4
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3
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10
6
Monday, April 4, 1988, 1:35
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 40,648, Time of Game: 2:58
Blue Jays
5
1-0
Won 1 
1st
at Royals
3
0-1
Lost 1 
5th, 1 GB
W: Jimmy Key (1-0)
S: Tom Henke (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Blue Jays       0  1  0   3  0  0   0  1  0    5  9  0
Royals          2  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    3 11  1

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Nelson Liriano 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 14 8 -0.082 0.74 0.000 -0.082 -1.3 2 1 SH
Lloyd Moseby LF 4 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 14 11 -0.039 0.95 0.047 -0.086 -0.6 1 0
Tony Fernandez SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 17 10 -0.101 1.02 0.000 -0.101 -1.0 0 1
George Bell DH 4 3 3 4 0 0 .750 3.750 14 9 0.443 0.89 0.460 -0.016 3.5 3·HR
Rance Mulliniks 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 .250 .750 11 7 0.000 0.59 0.042 -0.043 -0.1 1 1 2B
   Kelly Gruber 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
Ernie Whitt C 4 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .500 13 9 0.016 0.64 0.049 -0.033 0.0 5 1
Jesse Barfield RF 3 0 1 1 0 2 .333 .583 16 11 0.001 0.79 0.027 -0.026 -0.0 3 0 SF
Fred McGriff 1B 4 0 2 0 0 2 .500 1.250 18 12 0.007 0.62 0.052 -0.045 0.6 8 1 2B
Sil Campusano CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .750 9 6 -0.016 0.72 0.048 -0.064 -0.6 4 0 2B
Jimmy Key P 1 0
   David Wells P 0 0
   Mark Eichhorn P 1 0
   Tom Henke P 0 1
Team Totals 35 5 9 5 0 7 .257 .850 126 83 0.229 0.77 0.725 -0.496 0.6 27 7
2B: R Mulliniks (1, off B Saberhagen); S Campusano (1, off B Saberhagen); F McGriff (1, off B Saberhagen).
HR: G Bell 3 (3, 3 off B Saberhagen; 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF; 4th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF; 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF Line).
SF: J Barfield (1, off B Saberhagen).
SH: N Liriano (1, off B Saberhagen).
TB: G Bell 12; F McGriff 3; R Mulliniks 2; S Campusano 2; J Barfield; E Whitt.
RBI: G Bell 4 (4); J Barfield (1).
2-out RBI: G Bell.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 7.

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 5 1 2 0 0 1 .400 1.200 22 17 0.097 1.30 0.194 -0.097 0.5 6 0 3B
Kevin Seitzer 3B 3 1 1 1 1 0 .333 .733 19 10 0.029 1.35 0.123 -0.095 0.5 2 0 SB,SF
George Brett DH 5 1 2 2 0 0 .400 1.400 26 18 0.169 1.33 0.209 -0.040 1.5 HR
Danny Tartabull RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 .500 1.500 20 11 0.089 1.44 0.206 -0.118 0.1 1 0 2·2B
Frank White 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .500 14 9 -0.273 1.88 0.009 -0.281 -1.6 1 1
Steve Balboni 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 11 10 -0.079 1.02 0.000 -0.079 -0.7 4 0
   Scotti Madison PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 3 2 -0.131 4.48 0.000 -0.131 -0.6 0 0
Bo Jackson LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .750 12 9 -0.035 1.05 0.051 -0.086 -0.2 4 0 2B
Mike Macfarlane C 4 0 2 0 0 1 .500 1.500 17 11 0.001 0.96 0.068 -0.067 0.2 7 0 2·2B
Kurt Stillwell SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 13 10 -0.137 1.23 0.000 -0.137 -1.1 2 1
Bret Saberhagen P 0 2
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 37 3 11 3 1 5 .297 .875 157 107 -0.270 1.38 0.860 -1.131 -1.4 27 4
2B: D Tartabull 2 (2, 1 off M Eichhorn, 1 off J Key); M Macfarlane 2 (2, 2 off J Key); B Jackson (1, off J Key).
3B: W Wilson (1, off D Wells).
HR: G Brett (1, off J Key; 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
SF: K Seitzer (1, off D Wells).
TB: G Brett 5; D Tartabull 4; W Wilson 4; M Macfarlane 4; B Jackson 2; K Seitzer; F White.
RBI: G Brett 2 (2); K Seitzer (1).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 12.
Fielding
E: S Balboni (1).
Baserunning
SB: K Seitzer (1, 2nd base off J Key/E Whitt).

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jimmy Key, W (1-0) 6 8 2 2 1 4 1 3.00 27 103 69 51 8 10 7 15 5 0 51 0.132 1.17 1.0
David Wells, H (1) 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 27.00 3 16 10 8 0 2 0 3 3 0 0 0 -0.150 1.72 -1.0
Mark Eichhorn, H (1) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 10 6 4 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0.113 3.45 0.5
Tom Henke, S (1) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 6 28 22 14 2 6 2 3 0 0 0 0 0.177 1.16 1.0
Team Totals 9 11 3 3 1 5 1 3.00 39 157 107 77 11 19 10 23 9 0 51 1 0 0.272 1.38 1.4

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen, L (0-1) 8 7 5 3 0 7 3 3.38 32 108 73 49 12 12 6 19 6 0 59 -0.246 0.82 -1.1
Dan Quisenberry 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5 18 10 8 0 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 0.017 0.43 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 5 3 0 7 3 3.00 37 126 83 57 12 14 8 22 7 0 59 0 0 -0.229 0.77 -0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dave Phillips, 1B - Vic Voltaggio, 2B - Steve Palermo, 3B - Dan Morrison.
Time of Game: 2:58.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 12mph in from Rightfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-2 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  RR TOR G. Bell B. Saberhagen 23% 60% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Moseby Scores/unER
b7 3-4 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR D. Tartabull M. Eichhorn -19% 45% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Brett to 3B
b7 3-4 1 -23 1,(0-0)  O KCR F. White M. Eichhorn 17% 62% Popfly: 1B (Deep 1B)
b1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  RR KCR G. Brett J. Key -16% 28% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Seitzer Scores
b7 2-4 0 --- 9,(3-2)  KCR W. Wilson D. Wells -14% 65% Triple to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR N. Liriano B. Saberhagen -2% 48% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O TOR L. Moseby B. Saberhagen -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O TOR T. Fernandez B. Saberhagen -1% 45% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR W. Wilson J. Key 2% 47% Lineout: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR K. Seitzer J. Key -2% 45% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR G. Brett J. Key -2% 43% Seitzer Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  RR KCR G. Brett J. Key -16% 28% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Seitzer Scores
b1 2-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull J. Key 1% 29% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b1 2-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR F. White J. Key -1% 28% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b1 2-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR S. Balboni J. Key 2% 30% Foul Popfly: 2B (1B Foul)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R TOR G. Bell B. Saberhagen 10% 39% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t2 1-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TOR R. Mulliniks B. Saberhagen -2% 37% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
t2 1-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O TOR E. Whitt B. Saberhagen -2% 35% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t2 1-2 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O TOR J. Barfield B. Saberhagen -1% 34% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 7-8-9
b2 2-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR B. Jackson J. Key 2% 36% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Macfarlane J. Key -4% 32% Double to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line)
b2 2-1 1 -2- 7,(2-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell J. Key 3% 36% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-1 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR W. Wilson J. Key 3% 38% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
t3 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR F. McGriff B. Saberhagen -3% 36% Strikeout Looking
t3 1-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR S. Campusano B. Saberhagen -2% 34% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Deep 1B)
t3 1-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O TOR N. Liriano B. Saberhagen -1% 33% Lineout: CF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 2-3-4
b3 2-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR K. Seitzer J. Key 2% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 2-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR G. Brett J. Key 1% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 2-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR D. Tartabull J. Key -2% 34% Double to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b3 2-1 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  O KCR F. White J. Key 3% 37% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 2-3-4
t4 1-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  TOR L. Moseby B. Saberhagen 5% 42% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
t4 1-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O TOR T. Fernandez B. Saberhagen -4% 38% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t4 1-2 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  RR TOR G. Bell B. Saberhagen 23% 60% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Moseby Scores/unER
t4 3-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  TOR R. Mulliniks B. Saberhagen 4% 65% Double to LF (Fly Ball to LF Line)
t4 3-2 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  TOR E. Whitt B. Saberhagen 5% 70% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Mulliniks to 3B
t4 3-2 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO TOR J. Barfield B. Saberhagen 2% 71% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Mulliniks Scores/unER
t4 4-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O TOR F. McGriff B. Saberhagen -2% 70% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 6-7-8
b4 2-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR S. Balboni J. Key 3% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR B. Jackson J. Key -5% 67% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
b4 2-4 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane J. Key 4% 71% Lineout: RF (RF Line); Jackson to 3B
b4 2-4 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O KCR K. Stillwell J. Key 4% 76% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
t5 4-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  TOR S. Campusano B. Saberhagen 5% 81% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t5 4-2 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O TOR N. Liriano B. Saberhagen -1% 80% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Campusano to 3B
t5 4-2 1 --3 1,(0-0)  O TOR L. Moseby B. Saberhagen -5% 75% Popfly: SS
t5 4-2 2 --3 3,(2-0)  O TOR T. Fernandez B. Saberhagen -3% 72% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 1-2-3
b5 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR W. Wilson J. Key -5% 67% Single to P (Bunt to Front of Home)
b5 2-4 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  KCR K. Seitzer J. Key -8% 58% Walk; Wilson to 2B
b5 2-4 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR G. Brett J. Key 1% 59% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Wilson to 3B; Seitzer to 2B
b5 2-4 1 -23 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull J. Key 11% 70% Popfly: 3B
b5 2-4 2 -23 4,(2-1)  O KCR F. White J. Key 8% 79% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
t6 4-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR G. Bell B. Saberhagen -2% 77% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
t6 4-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR R. Mulliniks B. Saberhagen -1% 76% Flyball: CF
t6 4-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR E. Whitt B. Saberhagen -1% 75% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 6-7-8
b6 2-4 0 --- 7,(1-2)  O KCR S. Balboni J. Key 3% 78% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b6 2-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Jackson J. Key 2% 81% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 2-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Macfarlane J. Key -3% 78% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b6 2-4 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR K. Stillwell J. Key 5% 82% Popfly: P (Weak 1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 7-8-9
t7 4-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O TOR J. Barfield B. Saberhagen -2% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t7 4-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  TOR F. McGriff B. Saberhagen 3% 84% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t7 4-2 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O TOR S. Campusano B. Saberhagen -2% 81% Popfly: SS
t7 4-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O TOR N. Liriano B. Saberhagen -2% 79% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Blue Jays' David Wells facing 1-2-3
David Wells replaces Jimmy Key pitching
b7 2-4 0 --- 9,(3-2)  KCR W. Wilson D. Wells -14% 65% Triple to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b7 2-4 0 --3 2,(1-0)  RO KCR K. Seitzer D. Wells 5% 69% Lineout: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Wilson Scores
b7 3-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR G. Brett D. Wells -5% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
Mark Eichhorn replaces David Wells pitching
b7 3-4 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR D. Tartabull M. Eichhorn -19% 45% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Brett to 3B
b7 3-4 1 -23 1,(0-0)  O KCR F. White M. Eichhorn 17% 62% Popfly: 1B (Deep 1B)
Scotti Madison pinch hits for Steve Balboni (1B) batting 6th
b7 3-4 2 -23 3,(1-1)  O KCR S. Madison M. Eichhorn 13% 75% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 2-3-4
Scotti Madison moves from PH to 1B
t8 4-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O TOR L. Moseby B. Saberhagen -2% 73% Lineout: LF
t8 4-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TOR T. Fernandez B. Saberhagen -2% 71% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R TOR G. Bell B. Saberhagen 14% 85% Home Run (Line Drive to LF Line)
t8 5-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR R. Mulliniks B. Saberhagen -1% 84% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Blue Jays' Tom Henke facing 7-8-9
Tom Henke replaces Mark Eichhorn pitching
Kelly Gruber replaces Rance Mulliniks playing 3B batting 5th
b8 3-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Jackson T. Henke 4% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 3-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane T. Henke 3% 91% Strikeout Looking
b8 3-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR K. Stillwell T. Henke 2% 93% Popfly: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 6-7-8
Dan Quisenberry replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
t9 5-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TOR E. Whitt D. Quisenberry -1% 92% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t9 5-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  TOR J. Barfield D. Quisenberry 1% 93% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t9 5-3 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  TOR F. McGriff D. Quisenberry 2% 95% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Barfield to 3B
t9 5-3 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  O TOR S. Campusano D. Quisenberry -2% 93% Popfly: 3B
t9 5-3 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O TOR N. Liriano D. Quisenberry -2% 91% Fielder's Choice SS; McGriff out at 2B/SS-2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Blue Jays' Tom Henke facing 1-2-3
b9 3-5 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O KCR W. Wilson T. Henke 5% 96% Popfly: 2B
b9 3-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer T. Henke 3% 99% Groundout: P-1B
b9 3-5 2 --- 10,(3-2)  O KCR G. Brett T. Henke 1% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Royals 3.

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