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Scores
Standings
NYY
@CAL
5
2
CLE
@CHW
2
3
MIN
@KCR
7
5
TOR
@MIL
7
9
BAL
@OAK
7
3
BOS
@SEA
3
14
HOU
@PIT
3
0
CIN
@STL
8
3
Monday, May 23, 1988, 7:35
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 27,231, Time of Game: 3:13
Twins
7
19-22
 Won 3 
3rd, 9 GB
at Royals
5
20-23
 Lost 3 
3rd, 9 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  1  0   1  2  1   0  1  1    7 11  0
Royals          0  2  0   0  2  0   1  0  0    5 10  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dan Gladden LF 5 2 2 0 0 1 5 .268 .313 .412 .725 12 9 0.051 0.79 0.116 -0.065 0.5 1 0 3B,2B
Tom Herr 2B 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .270 .365 .331 .696 16 10 0.003 0.83 0.077 -0.073 0.3 2 0 SB
Kirby Puckett CF 5 1 1 2 0 0 5 .329 .350 .514 .864 20 13 0.171 0.90 0.242 -0.071 0.9 5 1 HR
Kent Hrbek 1B 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .282 .357 .564 .921 19 13 -0.044 0.94 0.047 -0.091 -0.5 5 0
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 3 3 0 0 0 4 .280 .335 .510 .845 9 7 0.126 1.32 0.169 -0.044 0.7 3 1 2B
Randy Bush RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .287 .436 .483 .919 16 9 -0.033 1.87 0.082 -0.115 -0.1 4 0
   Mark Davidson RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .353 .563 .915 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Gene Larkin DH 3 0 2 3 0 0 4 .289 .363 .406 .769 7 5 0.319 2.06 0.371 -0.052 1.6 SF
Tim Laudner C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .278 .330 .474 .804 17 10 0.088 1.20 0.171 -0.083 0.2 6 0
Greg Gagne SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .186 .234 .310 .544 17 11 -0.111 1.06 0.000 -0.111 -1.0 1 1
Allan Anderson P 0 0
   Juan Berenguer P 0 0
   Keith Atherton P 0 1
   Jeff Reardon P 0 0
Team Totals 38 7 11 7 1 3 40 .289 .300 .474 .774 133 87 0.570 1.17 1.275 -0.705 2.6 27 4
2B: D Gladden (14, off B Saberhagen); G Gaetti (12, off B Saberhagen).
3B: D Gladden (1, off B Saberhagen).
HR: K Puckett (5, off B Saberhagen, 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF).
SF: G Larkin (2, off B Saberhagen).
TB: D Gladden 5; K Puckett 4; G Gaetti 4; G Larkin 2; T Laudner; R Bush; T Herr.
RBI: G Larkin 3 (22); K Puckett 2 (28); T Herr (8); T Laudner (15).
2-out RBI: G Larkin 2; K Puckett 2; T Laudner.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 5 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Gaetti; K Puckett-T Laudner.
Outfield Assists: K Puckett (B Pecota at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: T Herr (9, 2nd base off G Garber/J Quirk).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kurt Stillwell SS 4 1 0 0 1 2 5 .268 .342 .458 .799 28 16 -0.100 1.52 0.077 -0.177 -1.0 0 3
Willie Wilson CF 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .295 .315 .382 .696 24 15 -0.018 1.56 0.102 -0.120 -0.0 6 0
George Brett 1B 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .337 .408 .584 .993 18 12 0.158 1.30 0.249 -0.092 0.3 10 0 3B
Danny Tartabull RF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .287 .401 .574 .975 18 9 -0.117 1.75 0.041 -0.157 -0.6 5 0
Kevin Seitzer 3B 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .309 .394 .421 .815 13 8 0.251 1.62 0.270 -0.019 1.5 1 1 2B
   Bill Pecota PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .238 .316 .554 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Bill Buckner DH 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 .239 .286 .338 .624 9 3 -0.045 2.20 0.084 -0.129 0.1 SH
Bo Jackson LF 3 1 2 2 0 1 4 .288 .331 .514 .845 16 9 0.187 2.37 0.249 -0.062 1.9 0 0 2B,HBP
Frank White 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .196 .230 .281 .511 10 5 0.217 2.67 0.321 -0.104 1.0 1 3 2B
Mike Macfarlane C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .270 .350 .393 .743 12 7 -0.069 1.71 0.099 -0.168 -0.9 3 0
   Jim Eisenreich PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .188 .200 .260 .460 6 3 -0.392 6.59 0.000 -0.392 -1.6
   Jamie Quirk C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .246 .358 .604 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bret Saberhagen P 1 1
   Gene Garber P 0 0
   Buddy Black P 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 10 5 3 5 39 .294 .368 .441 .810 154 87 0.072 1.94 1.492 -1.420 0.6 27 9
2B: B Jackson (7, off A Anderson); F White (7, off A Anderson); K Seitzer (9, off J Berenguer).
3B: G Brett (2, off J Berenguer).
SH: B Buckner (1, off K Atherton).
HBP: B Jackson (1, by K Atherton).
TB: K Seitzer 4; B Jackson 3; G Brett 3; F White 3; M Macfarlane; W Wilson.
RBI: B Jackson 2 (25); F White (15); G Brett (37); W Wilson (8).
2-out RBI: G Brett.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 5 for 15.
Fielding
E: G Brett (4).

Minnesota Twins

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
Allan Anderson 4 5 4 4 2 1 0 4.46 18 68 36 27 3 6 4 11 6 0 35 -0.345 1.18 -2.4
Juan Berenguer 2.2 3 1 1 1 2 0 5.76 12 52 29 21 5 3 1 8 2 0 2 1 -0.028 2.19 0.5
Keith Atherton, W (2-1) 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.48 5 14 9 4 3 2 1 2 2 0 1 0 -0.179 3.57 -0.7
Jeff Reardon, S (8) 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.26 4 20 13 9 1 3 0 3 1 0 3 0 0.482 2.53 2.1
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 3 5 0 5.00 39 154 87 61 12 14 6 24 11 0 35 6 1 -0.070 1.94 -0.6
A Anderson faced 3 batters in the 5th 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, L (5-5) 8.1 11 7 7 1 3 1 3.83 38 127 83 61 5 17 12 22 8 0 35 -0.588 1.23 -3.1
Gene Garber 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.72 1 5 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.005 0.40 0.2
Buddy Black 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.87 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.012 0.44 0.3
Team Totals 9 11 7 7 1 3 1 7.00 40 133 87 65 5 17 13 23 8 0 35 2 0 -0.571 1.17 -2.6
Balks: J Berenguer (4).
WP: None.
HBP: K Atherton (1; B Jackson).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Shulock, 1B - Mark Johnson, 2B - Jim McKean, 3B - Mike Reilly.
Time of Game: 3:13.
Attendance: 27,231.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: 62° F, Wind 22mph in from Leftfield, Overcast, Drizzle.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Dan Gladden LF 1 Kurt Stillwell SS
2 Tom Herr 2B 2 Willie Wilson CF
3 Kirby Puckett CF 3 George Brett 1B
4 Kent Hrbek 1B 4 Danny Tartabull RF
5 Gary Gaetti 3B 5 Kevin Seitzer 3B
6 Randy Bush RF 6 Bill Buckner DH
7 Gene Larkin DH 7 Bo Jackson LF
8 Tim Laudner C 8 Frank White 2B
9 Greg Gagne SS 9 Mike Macfarlane C
Allan Anderson P Bret Saberhagen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 5-6 1 123 6,(3-2)  OO KCR J. Eisenreich J. Reardon 39% 84% Double Play: Flyball: CF; Pecota out at Hm/CF-C
t8 5-5 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R MIN G. Larkin B. Saberhagen 25% 72% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Gaetti Scores
b7 4-5 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  R KCR G. Brett J. Berenguer -25% 43% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Stillwell Scores
t5 2-2 2 --3 2,(0-1)  RR MIN K. Puckett B. Saberhagen 24% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Gladden Scores
t6 4-4 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  R MIN T. Laudner B. Saberhagen 17% 65% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Gaetti Scores; Laudner to 2B

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 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Gladden B. Saberhagen -2% 48% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Herr B. Saberhagen -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN K. Puckett B. Saberhagen -1% 45% Foul Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Allan Anderson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell A. Anderson 2% 47% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR W. Wilson A. Anderson 2% 49% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR G. Brett A. Anderson 1% 50% Lineout: CF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN K. Hrbek B. Saberhagen -2% 48% Lineout: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN G. Gaetti B. Saberhagen 3% 50% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN R. Bush B. Saberhagen -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Gaetti to 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R MIN G. Larkin B. Saberhagen 11% 59% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Gaetti Scores; Larkin to 2B
t2 1-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN T. Laudner B. Saberhagen -3% 56% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Allan Anderson facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR D. Tartabull A. Anderson -4% 52% Walk
b2 0-1 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR K. Seitzer A. Anderson -6% 46% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Tartabull to 2B
b2 0-1 0 12- 4,(3-0)  KCR B. Buckner A. Anderson -8% 37% Walk; Tartabull to 3B; Seitzer to 2B
b2 0-1 0 123 4,(2-1)  RR KCR B. Jackson A. Anderson -15% 22% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Tartabull Scores; Seitzer Scores; Buckner to 3B
b2 2-1 0 -23 3,(2-0)  O KCR F. White A. Anderson 4% 27% Foul Popfly: 1B
b2 2-1 1 -23 5,(2-2)  OO KCR M. Macfarlane A. Anderson 12% 38% Line Drive Double Play: 3B unassisted; Buckner out at Hm/3B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
t3 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN G. Gagne B. Saberhagen -3% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN D. Gladden B. Saberhagen -2% 34% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN T. Herr B. Saberhagen 3% 37% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Herr to 2B
t3 1-2 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O MIN K. Puckett B. Saberhagen -4% 33% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Allan Anderson facing 1-2-3
b3 2-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell A. Anderson 2% 35% Flyball: RF
b3 2-1 1 --- 9,(3-2)  O KCR W. Wilson A. Anderson 1% 36% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR G. Brett A. Anderson 1% 37% Lineout: RF (Deep RF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
t4 1-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN K. Hrbek B. Saberhagen 5% 42% Walk
t4 1-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN G. Gaetti B. Saberhagen -4% 38% Lineout: CF
t4 1-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN R. Bush B. Saberhagen 8% 46% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Hrbek to 3B
t4 1-2 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  RO MIN G. Larkin B. Saberhagen 1% 47% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Hrbek Scores
t4 2-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Laudner B. Saberhagen -3% 44% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Twins' Allan Anderson facing 4-5-6
b4 2-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull A. Anderson 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR K. Seitzer A. Anderson 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Buckner A. Anderson 1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
t5 2-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN G. Gagne B. Saberhagen -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN D. Gladden B. Saberhagen 6% 53% Double to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line)
t5 2-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Herr B. Saberhagen -4% 49% Flyball: RF (RF Line); Gladden to 3B
t5 2-2 2 --3 2,(0-1)  RR MIN K. Puckett B. Saberhagen 24% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Gladden Scores
t5 4-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN K. Hrbek B. Saberhagen -1% 72% Foul Popfly: 3B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Twins' Allan Anderson facing 7-8-9
b5 2-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR B. Jackson A. Anderson -5% 67% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b5 2-4 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  R KCR F. White A. Anderson -17% 50% Double to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Jackson Scores
b5 3-4 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Macfarlane A. Anderson -10% 40% Single to CF (Line Drive); White to 3B
Juan Berenguer replaces Allan Anderson pitching
b5 3-4 0 1-3 6,(3-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell J. Berenguer 9% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-4 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  R KCR W. Wilson J. Berenguer -10% 39% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); White Scores; Macfarlane to 2B
b5 4-4 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR G. Brett J. Berenguer 6% 44% Lineout: RF
b5 4-4 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull J. Berenguer 6% 50% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
t6 4-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN G. Gaetti B. Saberhagen 5% 55% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Deep SS)
t6 4-4 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN R. Bush B. Saberhagen -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B; Gaetti to 2B
t6 4-4 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN G. Larkin B. Saberhagen -5% 48% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t6 4-4 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  R MIN T. Laudner B. Saberhagen 17% 65% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Gaetti Scores; Laudner to 2B
t6 5-4 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN G. Gagne B. Saberhagen -4% 61% Popfly: P
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Twins' Juan Berenguer facing 5-6-7
b6 4-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR K. Seitzer J. Berenguer -11% 50% Double to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b6 4-5 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Buckner J. Berenguer 7% 58% Foul Popfly: 1B
b6 4-5 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Jackson J. Berenguer 6% 64% Strikeout Swinging
b6 4-5 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR F. White J. Berenguer 6% 70% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t7 5-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN D. Gladden B. Saberhagen -2% 67% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN T. Herr B. Saberhagen -2% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 5-4 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN K. Puckett B. Saberhagen -1% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Twins' Juan Berenguer facing 9-1-2
b7 4-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane J. Berenguer 5% 69% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
b7 4-5 1 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR K. Stillwell J. Berenguer -5% 64% Walk
b7 4-5 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O KCR W. Wilson J. Berenguer 6% 70% Foul Popfly: SS (Deep 3B)
b7 4-5 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  KCR G. Brett J. Berenguer -2% 68% Balk; Stillwell to 2B
b7 4-5 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  R KCR G. Brett J. Berenguer -25% 43% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Stillwell Scores
Keith Atherton replaces Juan Berenguer pitching
b7 5-5 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull K. Atherton 7% 50% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Tied 5-5, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
t8 5-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN K. Hrbek B. Saberhagen -5% 45% Strikeout Looking
t8 5-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN G. Gaetti B. Saberhagen 9% 54% Double to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line)
t8 5-5 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  O MIN R. Bush B. Saberhagen -7% 47% Flyball: CF
t8 5-5 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R MIN G. Larkin B. Saberhagen 25% 72% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Gaetti Scores
t8 6-5 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O MIN T. Laudner B. Saberhagen -2% 70% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-6, Twins' Keith Atherton facing 5-6-7
b8 5-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR K. Seitzer K. Atherton -10% 60% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
Bill Pecota pinch runs for Kevin Seitzer (3B) batting 5th
b8 5-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Buckner K. Atherton 4% 64% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Pecota to 2B
b8 5-6 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  KCR B. Jackson K. Atherton -4% 60% Hit By Pitch
b8 5-6 1 12- 1,(0-0)  KCR F. White K. Atherton -15% 45% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Pecota to 3B; Jackson to 2B
Jeff Reardon replaces Keith Atherton pitching
Jim Eisenreich pinch hits for Mike Macfarlane (C) batting 9th
b8 5-6 1 123 6,(3-2)  OO KCR J. Eisenreich J. Reardon 39% 84% Double Play: Flyball: CF; Pecota out at Hm/CF-C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-5, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
Jamie Quirk replaces Jim Eisenreich (PH) playing C batting 9th
Bill Pecota moves from PR to 3B
t9 6-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN G. Gagne B. Saberhagen -2% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 6-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN D. Gladden B. Saberhagen 6% 88% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
t9 6-5 1 --3 2,(1-0)  R MIN T. Herr B. Saberhagen 4% 93% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Gladden Scores
Gene Garber replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
t9 7-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN K. Puckett G. Garber 1% 93% Herr Steals 2B
t9 7-5 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN K. Puckett G. Garber -1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
Buddy Black replaces Gene Garber pitching
t9 7-5 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN K. Hrbek B. Black -1% 91% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 7, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-7, Twins' Jeff Reardon facing 1-2-3
Mark Davidson replaces Randy Bush playing RF batting 6th
b9 5-7 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell J. Reardon 5% 96% Strikeout Swinging
b9 5-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR W. Wilson J. Reardon 3% 99% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b9 5-7 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR G. Brett J. Reardon 1% 100% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 7, Royals 5.

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  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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