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@CAL
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@CHW
5
3
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@KCR
1
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@MIL
4
0
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@MIN
7
13
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@NYY
3
5
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@TEX
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@ATL
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4
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@STL
4
5
Sunday, April 24, 1988, 1:35
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 25,526, Time of Game: 2:24
Orioles
1
0-18
 Lost 18 
7th, 14 GB
at Royals
3
9-8
 Won 3 
2nd, 2 GB
L: Mark Thurmond (0-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    1  6  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  1  2   0  0  X    3  9  0

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joe Orsulak CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .245 .298 .283 .581 22 17 -0.129 1.09 0.000 -0.129 -1.2 3 1 GDP
   Wade Rowdon 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111 .222 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Billy Ripken 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .183 .213 .239 .453 10 8 -0.087 0.87 0.000 -0.087 -0.8 2 1
Cal Ripken SS 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .177 .297 .323 .620 15 8 0.089 0.65 0.099 -0.010 1.5 1 0 HR,2B
Eddie Murray 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .183 .216 .282 .498 13 9 -0.073 1.30 0.038 -0.111 -0.4 8 0
Larry Sheets DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .262 .338 .377 .715 12 7 -0.023 1.08 0.035 -0.058 -0.4
Fred Lynn RF-CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .236 .263 .327 .590 14 11 -0.155 1.27 0.000 -0.155 -1.3 4 0 GDP
Jim Traber LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .091 .091 .091 .182 13 7 -0.063 0.83 0.000 -0.063 -0.6 0 0
Terry Kennedy C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .188 .204 .208 .412 12 8 0.002 0.82 0.041 -0.039 0.1 5 2
Rene Gonzales 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .273 .333 .273 .606 4 3 -0.001 0.52 0.014 -0.014 0.0 1 4 HBP
   Jeff Stone PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .143 .160 .163 .323 5 4 -0.038 1.65 0.000 -0.038 -0.4 0 0
Mark Thurmond P 0 1
   Oswaldo Peraza P 0 0
   Jose Bautista P 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 6 1 1 4 33 .194 .242 .323 .565 120 82 -0.478 0.98 0.227 -0.704 -3.4 24 10
2B: C Ripken (3, off B Saberhagen).
HR: C Ripken (2, off B Saberhagen, 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF Line).
HBP: R Gonzales (1, by B Saberhagen).
TB: C Ripken 7; T Kennedy; L Sheets; E Murray.
GIDP: F Lynn (3); J Orsulak (3).
RBI: C Ripken (3).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: J Orsulak (W Wilson at home plate).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .282 .311 .394 .705 11 6 -0.055 0.56 0.000 -0.055 -0.7 1 0 3B
Kevin Seitzer 3B 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .375 .438 .500 .938 8 6 0.025 0.54 0.056 -0.030 0.1 3 0 SB,CS
George Brett DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .333 .403 .567 .969 12 8 -0.045 0.80 0.022 -0.068 -0.5
Danny Tartabull RF 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .281 .361 .516 .877 14 10 0.110 0.76 0.162 -0.052 1.1 0 0 HR
Frank White 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .169 .194 .254 .448 12 8 -0.025 0.51 0.019 -0.045 0.0 0 7 2B
Steve Balboni 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .150 .150 .350 .500 10 7 0.017 0.41 0.043 -0.026 -0.1 12 1 2B
Bo Jackson LF 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .255 .288 .545 .834 17 8 -0.059 0.96 0.002 -0.061 -0.4 2 0
Mike Macfarlane C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .429 .500 .607 1.107 17 9 -0.057 0.98 0.004 -0.060 -0.3 4 0
Kurt Stillwell SS 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .268 .305 .464 .769 12 7 0.113 0.82 0.160 -0.048 0.0 4 4 HR
Bret Saberhagen P 1 1
Team Totals 31 3 9 3 2 4 33 .290 .333 .613 .946 113 69 0.024 0.67 0.468 -0.445 -0.9 27 13
2B: S Balboni (1, off M Thurmond); F White (2, off M Thurmond).
3B: W Wilson (4, off M Thurmond).
HR: K Stillwell (2, off M Thurmond, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF Line); D Tartabull (2, off M Thurmond, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
TB: D Tartabull 4; K Stillwell 4; W Wilson 3; K Seitzer 3; S Balboni 2; F White 2; G Brett.
RBI: D Tartabull 2 (13); K Stillwell (8).
2-out RBI: K Stillwell.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. F White-K Stillwell-S Balboni 2.
Baserunning
SB: K Seitzer (5, 2nd base off M Thurmond/T Kennedy).
CS: K Seitzer (3, 2nd base by J Bautista/T Kennedy).

Baltimore Orioles

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
Mark Thurmond, L (0-4) 5.2 8 3 3 0 3 2 7.23 24 76 49 33 10 6 8 13 7 0 44 -0.053 0.83 -0.4
Oswaldo Peraza 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 7.07 2 12 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.011 0.54 -0.4
Jose Bautista 2.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.70 7 25 16 10 3 3 1 5 2 0 3 0 0.041 0.23 1.7
Team Totals 8 9 3 3 2 4 2 3.38 33 113 69 45 13 11 9 18 9 0 44 4 0 -0.023 0.67 0.9
O Peraza faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.

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, W (2-2) 9 6 1 1 1 4 1 4.08 33 120 82 54 6 22 15 12 6 0 74 0.477 0.98 3.4
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 1 4 1 1.00 33 120 82 54 6 22 15 12 6 0 74 0.477 0.98 3.4
Balks: O Peraza (2).
WP: B Saberhagen (1).
HBP: B Saberhagen (1; R Gonzales).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Larry McCoy, 2B - Drew Coble, 3B - Tim McClelland.
Time of Game: 2:24.
Attendance: 25,526.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 62° F, Wind 5mph out to Leftfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         Kansas City Royals
1 Joe Orsulak CF 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Billy Ripken 2B 2 Kevin Seitzer 3B
3 Cal Ripken SS 3 George Brett DH
4 Eddie Murray 1B 4 Danny Tartabull RF
5 Larry Sheets DH 5 Frank White 2B
6 Fred Lynn RF 6 Steve Balboni 1B
7 Jim Traber LF 7 Bo Jackson LF
8 Terry Kennedy C 8 Mike Macfarlane C
9 Rene Gonzales 3B 9 Kurt Stillwell SS
Mark Thurmond P Bret Saberhagen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR KCR D. Tartabull M. Thurmond 16% 91% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Brett Scores
b5 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  R KCR K. Stillwell M. Thurmond 16% 68% Home Run (Line Drive to LF Line)
t6 0-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O BAL E. Murray B. Saberhagen 5% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO BAL F. Lynn B. Saberhagen 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t4 0-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O BAL F. Lynn B. Saberhagen 5% 56% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O BAL J. Orsulak B. Saberhagen 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL B. Ripken B. Saberhagen 2% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O BAL C. Ripken B. Saberhagen 1% 55% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Mark Thurmond facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR W. Wilson M. Thurmond -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR K. Seitzer M. Thurmond 2% 55% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR G. Brett M. Thurmond -3% 52% Popfly: 2B (Weak 2B)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. Tartabull M. Thurmond -2% 50% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  BAL E. Murray B. Saberhagen -4% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BAL L. Sheets B. Saberhagen 4% 50% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO BAL F. Lynn B. Saberhagen 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Mark Thurmond facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR F. White M. Thurmond -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR S. Balboni M. Thurmond 4% 57% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b2 0-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR B. Jackson M. Thurmond -3% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Balboni to 3B
b2 0-0 2 --3 5,(3-1)  O KCR M. Macfarlane M. Thurmond -4% 50% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BAL J. Traber B. Saberhagen 3% 53% Foul Flyball: 3B
t3 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O BAL T. Kennedy B. Saberhagen 2% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  BAL R. Gonzales B. Saberhagen -1% 53% Hit By Pitch
t3 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BAL J. Orsulak B. Saberhagen 3% 55% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Mark Thurmond facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell M. Thurmond -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR W. Wilson M. Thurmond -2% 51% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
b3 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR K. Seitzer M. Thurmond 1% 53% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b3 0-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR G. Brett M. Thurmond 1% 54% Seitzer Steals 2B
b3 0-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR G. Brett M. Thurmond -4% 50% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BAL B. Ripken B. Saberhagen 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  BAL C. Ripken B. Saberhagen -3% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t4 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BAL E. Murray B. Saberhagen 3% 53% Foul Popfly: 3B (Deep 3B)
t4 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  BAL L. Sheets B. Saberhagen -1% 52% Wild Pitch; Ripken to 2B
t4 0-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  BAL L. Sheets B. Saberhagen -1% 51% Walk
t4 0-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O BAL F. Lynn B. Saberhagen 5% 56% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Mark Thurmond facing 4-5-6
b4 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull M. Thurmond -3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR F. White M. Thurmond -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR S. Balboni M. Thurmond -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 7-8-9
t5 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BAL J. Traber B. Saberhagen 3% 53% Foul Popfly: 3B
t5 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BAL T. Kennedy B. Saberhagen 2% 55% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O BAL R. Gonzales B. Saberhagen 1% 57% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Mark Thurmond facing 7-8-9
b5 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Jackson M. Thurmond -3% 54% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-0 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane M. Thurmond -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  R KCR K. Stillwell M. Thurmond 16% 68% Home Run (Line Drive to LF Line)
b5 1-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR W. Wilson M. Thurmond -1% 66% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Wilson out at Hm/CF-2B-C
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t6 0-1 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O BAL J. Orsulak B. Saberhagen 4% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BAL B. Ripken B. Saberhagen 3% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t6 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  BAL C. Ripken B. Saberhagen -4% 69% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t6 0-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O BAL E. Murray B. Saberhagen 5% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Mark Thurmond facing 2-3-4
b6 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR K. Seitzer M. Thurmond -2% 72% Groundout: C-1B
b6 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR G. Brett M. Thurmond 2% 75% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b6 1-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR KCR D. Tartabull M. Thurmond 16% 91% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Brett Scores
b6 3-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  KCR F. White M. Thurmond 1% 92% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b6 3-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR S. Balboni M. Thurmond -1% 91% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
Oswaldo Peraza replaces Mark Thurmond pitching
b6 3-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  KCR B. Jackson O. Peraza 0% 91% Walk
b6 3-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  KCR M. Macfarlane O. Peraza 0% 92% Balk; White to 3B; Jackson to 2B
b6 3-0 2 -23 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Macfarlane O. Peraza 0% 92% Walk
Jose Bautista replaces Oswaldo Peraza pitching
b6 3-0 2 123 5,(2-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell J. Bautista -2% 90% Popfly: 3B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
t7 0-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BAL L. Sheets B. Saberhagen 2% 92% Strikeout Looking
t7 0-3 1 --- 5,(0-2)  O BAL F. Lynn B. Saberhagen 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 0-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O BAL J. Traber B. Saberhagen 1% 94% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Orioles' Jose Bautista facing 1-2-3
b7 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR W. Wilson J. Bautista -1% 94% Flyball: CF
b7 3-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR K. Seitzer J. Bautista 1% 94% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b7 3-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR G. Brett J. Bautista -1% 94% Seitzer Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b7 3-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR G. Brett J. Bautista -0% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
t8 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BAL T. Kennedy B. Saberhagen -4% 89% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Jeff Stone pinch hits for Rene Gonzales (3B) batting 9th
t8 0-3 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O BAL J. Stone B. Saberhagen 4% 93% Strikeout Looking
t8 0-3 1 1-- 9,(2-2)  OO BAL J. Orsulak B. Saberhagen 5% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Orioles' Jose Bautista facing 4-5-6
Wade Rowdon replaces Joe Orsulak (CF) playing 3B batting 1st
Fred Lynn moves from RF to CF
Jeff Stone moves from PH to RF
b8 3-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull J. Bautista -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 3-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR F. White J. Bautista -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B (Deep 3B)
b8 3-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR S. Balboni J. Bautista -0% 97% Lineout: CF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 2-3-4
t9 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BAL B. Ripken B. Saberhagen 2% 99% Foul Popfly: 1B
t9 0-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  R BAL C. Ripken B. Saberhagen -2% 97% Home Run (Line Drive to LF Line)
t9 1-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O BAL E. Murray B. Saberhagen 2% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 1-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  BAL L. Sheets B. Saberhagen -2% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t9 1-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O BAL F. Lynn B. Saberhagen 3% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 3.

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