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Standings
NYY
@CAL
5
3
CLE
@CHW
4
3
MIL
@DET
7
0
MIN
@KCR
6
5
BAL
@OAK
0
6
BOS
@SEA
1
14
TOR
@TEX
13
2
ATL
@CHC
3
0
 
(10)
ATL
@CHC
1
2
SDP
@MON
6
7
 
(13)
SFG
@NYM
4
2
LAD
@PHI
2
1
 
(12)
HOU
@PIT
4
5
CIN
@STL
2
3
 
(11)
Tuesday, May 24, 1988, 7:35
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 24,863, Time of Game: 3:40
Twins
6
20-22
 Won 4 
3rd, 9 GB
at Royals
5
20-24
 Lost 4 
4th, 10 GB
W: Charlie Lea (1-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  1  1   1  3  0   0  0  0    6 16  0
Royals          0  3  0   1  0  0   1  0  0    5 12  0

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 1 2 1 0 0 5 .272 .316 .411 .727 19 14 0.074 1.36 0.164 -0.089 0.3 1 0
Tom Herr 2B 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .270 .366 .336 .701 18 11 -0.026 1.20 0.112 -0.138 0.0 2 4 2B,GDP
Kirby Puckett CF 4 1 3 0 1 0 5 .339 .362 .520 .882 10 5 0.161 1.06 0.167 -0.006 1.3 3 0
Gary Gaetti 3B 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .278 .331 .500 .831 15 10 -0.029 1.54 0.080 -0.110 -0.6 1 1
Gene Larkin DH 4 1 0 0 0 1 5 .280 .358 .394 .752 12 8 -0.066 1.52 0.040 -0.107 -0.7 HBP
Kent Hrbek 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 5 .281 .353 .562 .915 9 7 -0.149 1.50 0.054 -0.203 -1.2 9 0 2B,SF,GDP
Tim Laudner C 5 2 2 0 0 1 5 .284 .333 .471 .804 21 13 0.007 0.75 0.049 -0.042 -0.1 7 0
Steve Lombardozzi SS 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .231 .298 .308 .606 17 10 0.158 1.28 0.202 -0.044 0.9 2 2
   Greg Gagne SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .234 .310 .544 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Mark Davidson RF 2 0 2 1 0 0 2 .353 .389 .618 1.007 4 2 0.108 1.69 0.108 0.000 0.9 1 0 2B
   Randy Bush PH-RF 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .295 .441 .500 .941 2 1 0.121 1.92 0.121 0.000 1.1 0 0 2B
   John Moses PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .314 .300 .614 1 1 -0.028 1.01 0.000 -0.028 -0.4 1 0
Charlie Lea P 0 0
   Keith Atherton P 0 1
   Karl Best P 0 0
   Jeff Reardon P 0 0
Team Totals 39 6 16 6 2 3 43 .410 .442 .513 .955 128 82 0.331 1.30 1.097 -0.767 1.6 27 9
2B: M Davidson (6, off C Leibrandt); R Bush (6, off D Quisenberry); T Herr (4, off D Quisenberry); K Hrbek (10, off D Quisenberry).
SF: K Hrbek (2, off C Leibrandt).
HBP: G Larkin (6, by C Leibrandt).
TB: S Lombardozzi 3; K Puckett 3; M Davidson 3; T Herr 2; T Laudner 2; K Hrbek 2; D Gladden 2; R Bush 2; G Gaetti.
GIDP: K Hrbek (2); T Herr (3).
RBI: K Hrbek (26); M Davidson (5); S Lombardozzi (1); D Gladden (16); G Gaetti (27); R Bush (12).
2-out RBI: R Bush; S Lombardozzi; M Davidson.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 5 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Herr-S Lombardozzi-K Hrbek.

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 3 0 0 1 0 2 5 .262 .333 .448 .782 20 14 -0.199 2.16 0.010 -0.209 -1.6 1 5 SF,SH
Willie Wilson CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .292 .312 .376 .688 17 10 -0.226 1.99 0.024 -0.250 -1.5 4 0
George Brett DH 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .329 .403 .571 .974 23 14 -0.110 1.76 0.030 -0.140 -1.1 GDP,IW
Danny Tartabull RF 4 2 2 0 1 1 5 .293 .407 .586 .993 19 9 -0.007 1.62 0.155 -0.163 0.7 0 0 2·2B
Kevin Seitzer 3B 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .312 .394 .420 .815 14 10 -0.069 1.72 0.099 -0.168 0.0 1 5
Bill Buckner 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .243 .296 .338 .634 14 4 0.026 1.31 0.092 -0.066 0.2 11 0
   Bill Pecota PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .238 .316 .554 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 3 0
   Jim Eisenreich PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .186 .198 .258 .456 4 3 -0.064 2.60 0.000 -0.064 -0.2
Bo Jackson LF 5 0 3 2 0 0 5 .298 .340 .517 .856 13 11 0.218 1.81 0.280 -0.062 1.7 0 1
Frank White 2B 3 1 1 0 2 0 5 .199 .241 .282 .523 16 6 0.013 2.27 0.203 -0.190 1.2 2 3
Scotti Madison C 3 0 2 1 1 1 4 .167 .242 .233 .476 19 8 0.248 1.86 0.303 -0.054 1.2 4 0 2B
   Brad Wellman PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Jamie Quirk C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .246 .358 .604 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Charlie Leibrandt P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 1
   Buddy Black P 0 0
Team Totals 36 5 12 5 6 6 44 .333 .419 .417 .835 159 89 -0.170 1.87 1.196 -1.366 0.6 27 15
2B: D Tartabull 2 (14, 2 off C Lea); S Madison (2, off C Lea).
SF: K Stillwell (3, off C Lea).
SH: K Stillwell (1, off K Best).
IBB: G Brett (4, by K Best).
TB: D Tartabull 4; B Jackson 3; S Madison 3; K Seitzer 2; W Wilson; F White; B Buckner.
GIDP: G Brett (5).
RBI: B Jackson 2 (27); K Seitzer (21); K Stillwell (22); S Madison (1).
2-out RBI: B Jackson.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 3 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 2. K Seitzer-B Buckner; F White-K Stillwell-B Buckner.
Outfield Assists: B Jackson (S Lombardozzi at home plate).

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
Charlie Lea, W (1-3) 5 8 4 4 2 4 0 6.75 24 91 53 33 9 11 6 12 5 0 37 -0.203 1.19 -1.5
Keith Atherton, H (1) 1.2 2 1 1 2 1 0 1.73 9 37 19 15 1 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 0.079 1.92 0.6
Karl Best, H (1) 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 7.20 6 15 6 4 2 0 2 2 1 0 2 1 -0.045 3.43 -0.6
Jeff Reardon, S (9) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.05 5 16 11 6 5 0 1 3 2 0 2 0 0.339 3.29 1.0
Team Totals 9 12 5 5 6 6 0 5.00 44 159 89 58 17 14 12 20 9 0 37 4 1 0.170 1.87 -0.6

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
Charlie Leibrandt, L (2-7) 4.2 12 6 6 2 1 0 4.73 26 75 46 33 2 11 11 11 6 0 15 -0.413 1.58 -3.0
Dan Quisenberry 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.45 9 31 21 12 2 7 4 5 3 0 2 1 -0.033 1.06 0.1
Buddy Black 2.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 5.09 8 22 15 10 3 2 5 1 0 0 1 0 0.115 0.67 1.3
Team Totals 9 16 6 6 2 3 0 6.00 43 128 82 55 7 20 20 17 9 0 15 3 1 -0.331 1.30 -1.6
Balks: None.
WP: C Lea (4); K Atherton (1).
HBP: C Leibrandt (4; G Larkin).
IBB: K Best (1; G Brett).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mark Johnson, 1B - Jim McKean, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - John Shulock.
Time of Game: 3:40.
Attendance: 24,863.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 76° F, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 2-3 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO MIN K. Hrbek C. Leibrandt -17% 33% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b4 3-3 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  R KCR S. Madison C. Lea -14% 29% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); White Scores
t5 4-4 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  R MIN S. Lombardozzi C. Leibrandt 14% 64% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Larkin Scores; Laudner to 3B
b8 5-6 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  O KCR D. Tartabull J. Reardon 14% 84% Lineout: 3B
b7 4-6 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R KCR B. Jackson K. Best -14% 66% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Tartabull Scores; Buckner 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' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Gladden C. Leibrandt -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN T. Herr C. Leibrandt -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN K. Puckett C. Leibrandt 1% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O MIN G. Gaetti C. Leibrandt -2% 45% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Charlie Lea facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell C. Lea 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR W. Wilson C. Lea -2% 45% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR G. Brett C. Lea 5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN G. Larkin C. Leibrandt -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN K. Hrbek C. Leibrandt -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN T. Laudner C. Leibrandt 1% 47% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t2 0-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN S. Lombardozzi C. Leibrandt 3% 50% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Laudner to 3B
t2 0-0 2 1-3 3,(2-0)  RO MIN M. Davidson C. Leibrandt 6% 56% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Laudner Scores; Lombardozzi out at Hm/LF-SS-C
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Charlie Lea facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR D. Tartabull C. Lea -7% 49% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b2 0-1 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR K. Seitzer C. Lea -8% 41% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Tartabull Scores
b2 1-1 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  KCR B. Buckner C. Lea -6% 36% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Seitzer to 2B
b2 1-1 0 12- 3,(0-2)  R KCR B. Jackson C. Lea -9% 26% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Seitzer Scores; Buckner to 2B
b2 2-1 0 12- 4,(3-0)  KCR F. White C. Lea -6% 20% Walk; Buckner to 3B; Jackson to 2B
b2 2-1 0 123 8,(3-2)  O KCR S. Madison C. Lea 5% 26% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-1 1 123 1,(0-0)  RO KCR K. Stillwell C. Lea -1% 25% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Buckner Scores; Jackson to 3B
b2 3-1 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  O KCR W. Wilson C. Lea 3% 28% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
t3 1-3 0 --- 8,(2-2)  MIN D. Gladden C. Leibrandt 4% 32% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t3 1-3 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  MIN T. Herr C. Leibrandt 7% 39% Walk; Gladden to 2B
t3 1-3 0 12- 1,(0-0)  MIN K. Puckett C. Leibrandt 9% 48% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Gladden to 3B; Herr to 2B
t3 1-3 0 123 2,(0-1)  RO MIN G. Gaetti C. Leibrandt -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Gladden Scores; Herr to 3B
t3 2-3 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  MIN G. Larkin C. Leibrandt 4% 50% Hit By Pitch; Gaetti to 2B
t3 2-3 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO MIN K. Hrbek C. Leibrandt -17% 33% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Twins' Charlie Lea facing 3-4-5
b3 3-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR G. Brett C. Lea 2% 35% Flyball: RF
b3 3-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR D. Tartabull C. Lea -4% 31% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b3 3-2 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer C. Lea 3% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 3-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  KCR B. Buckner C. Lea -0% 34% Wild Pitch; Tartabull to 3B
b3 3-2 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Buckner C. Lea 4% 37% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 7-8-9
t4 2-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN T. Laudner C. Leibrandt -3% 34% Flyball: CF
t4 2-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN S. Lombardozzi C. Leibrandt 3% 38% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 2-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN M. Davidson C. Leibrandt 5% 42% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Lombardozzi to 2B
t4 2-3 1 12- 4,(1-2)  R MIN D. Gladden C. Leibrandt 12% 55% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Lombardozzi Scores; Davidson to 2B
t4 3-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO MIN T. Herr C. Leibrandt -11% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, Twins' Charlie Lea facing 7-8-9
b4 3-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Jackson C. Lea 3% 47% Flyball: CF
b4 3-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR F. White C. Lea -3% 44% Walk
b4 3-3 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  R KCR S. Madison C. Lea -14% 29% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); White Scores
b4 4-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell C. Lea 3% 32% Groundout: 2B-1B; Madison to 3B
b4 4-3 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O KCR W. Wilson C. Lea 4% 36% Foul Popfly: C
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 3-4-5
t5 3-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN K. Puckett C. Leibrandt 5% 41% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t5 3-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN G. Gaetti C. Leibrandt 8% 49% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Puckett to 2B
t5 3-4 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O MIN G. Larkin C. Leibrandt -4% 45% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Puckett to 3B
t5 3-4 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO MIN K. Hrbek C. Leibrandt 1% 47% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Puckett Scores
t5 4-4 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  MIN T. Laudner C. Leibrandt 4% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Larkin to 3B
t5 4-4 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  R MIN S. Lombardozzi C. Leibrandt 14% 64% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Larkin Scores; Laudner to 3B
Dan Quisenberry replaces Charlie Leibrandt pitching
Randy Bush pinch hits for Mark Davidson (RF) batting 9th
t5 5-4 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  R MIN R. Bush D. Quisenberry 12% 76% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Laudner Scores; Lombardozzi to 3B
t5 6-4 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Gladden D. Quisenberry -4% 72% Foul Popfly: C
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Twins' Charlie Lea facing 3-4-5
Randy Bush moves from PH to RF
b5 4-6 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR G. Brett C. Lea 3% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 4-6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull C. Lea 2% 77% Strikeout Swinging
b5 4-6 2 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR K. Seitzer C. Lea -2% 75% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b5 4-6 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O KCR B. Buckner C. Lea 3% 79% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-4, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 2-3-4
t6 6-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN T. Herr D. Quisenberry 5% 83% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t6 6-4 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN K. Puckett D. Quisenberry -1% 83% Groundout: P-1B; Herr to 3B
t6 6-4 1 --3 2,(0-1)  O MIN G. Gaetti D. Quisenberry -5% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 6-4 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O MIN G. Larkin D. Quisenberry -3% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Twins' Keith Atherton facing 7-8-9
Keith Atherton replaces Charlie Lea pitching
b6 4-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Jackson K. Atherton 3% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 4-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR F. White K. Atherton -4% 74% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b6 4-6 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR S. Madison K. Atherton -6% 68% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); White to 2B
b6 4-6 1 12- 4,(1-2)  KCR K. Stillwell K. Atherton -7% 61% Wild Pitch; White to 3B; Madison to 2B
b6 4-6 1 -23 8,(3-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell K. Atherton 12% 73% Strikeout Swinging
b6 4-6 2 -23 4,(2-1)  O KCR W. Wilson K. Atherton 9% 82% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-4, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 6-7-8
t7 6-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN K. Hrbek D. Quisenberry 4% 86% Double to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t7 6-4 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Laudner D. Quisenberry -0% 86% Flyball: CF; Hrbek to 3B
t7 6-4 1 --3 7,(3-2)  O MIN S. Lombardozzi D. Quisenberry -4% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
Buddy Black replaces Dan Quisenberry pitching
John Moses pinch hits for Randy Bush (RF) batting 9th
t7 6-4 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O MIN J. Moses B. Black -3% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Twins' Keith Atherton facing 3-4-5
John Moses moves from PH to RF
b7 4-6 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR G. Brett K. Atherton 4% 83% Groundout: P-1B
b7 4-6 1 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR D. Tartabull K. Atherton -5% 78% Walk
b7 4-6 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR K. Seitzer K. Atherton 5% 83% Flyball: RF
b7 4-6 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  KCR B. Buckner K. Atherton -4% 79% Walk; Tartabull to 2B
Karl Best replaces Keith Atherton pitching
b7 4-6 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R KCR B. Jackson K. Best -14% 66% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Tartabull Scores; Buckner to 2B
Bill Pecota pinch runs for Bill Buckner (1B) batting 6th
b7 5-6 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O KCR F. White K. Best 9% 75% Popfly: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-5, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
Bill Pecota moves from PR to 1B
t8 6-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN D. Gladden B. Black -2% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 6-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Herr B. Black -2% 71% Strikeout Swinging
t8 6-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN K. Puckett B. Black 1% 72% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t8 6-5 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN G. Gaetti B. Black -2% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-6, Twins' Karl Best facing 9-1-2
b8 5-6 0 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR S. Madison K. Best -10% 60% Walk
Brad Wellman pinch runs for Scotti Madison (C) batting 9th
b8 5-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR K. Stillwell K. Best 4% 64% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Wellman to 2B
b8 5-6 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR W. Wilson K. Best 8% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wellman to 3B
b8 5-6 2 --3 4,(3-0)  KCR G. Brett K. Best -3% 70% Intentional Walk
Jeff Reardon replaces Karl Best pitching
b8 5-6 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  O KCR D. Tartabull J. Reardon 14% 84% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-5, Royals' Buddy Black facing 5-6-7
Jamie Quirk replaces Brad Wellman (PR) playing C batting 9th
t9 6-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN G. Larkin B. Black -2% 82% Flyball: CF
t9 6-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN K. Hrbek B. Black -1% 81% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 6-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Laudner B. Black -1% 80% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-6, Twins' Jeff Reardon facing 5-6-7
Greg Gagne replaces Steve Lombardozzi playing SS batting 8th
b9 5-6 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer J. Reardon 9% 89% Flyball: CF
Jim Eisenreich pinch hits for Bill Pecota (1B) batting 6th
b9 5-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Eisenreich J. Reardon 6% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b9 5-6 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR B. Jackson J. Reardon -5% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b9 5-6 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR F. White J. Reardon 10% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 5.

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