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NYY
@CAL
4
2
 
(10)
CLE
@CHW
5
2
MIL
@DET
3
4
MIN
@KCR
4
2
BAL
@OAK
1
8
BOS
@SEA
4
0
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@TEX
1
5
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@CHC
2
1
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@MON
2
6
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@NYM
3
6
LAD
@PHI
4
0
HOU
@PIT
3
4
CIN
@STL
0
6
Wednesday, May 25, 1988, 7:35
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 22,022, Time of Game: 2:41
Twins
4
21-22
 Won 5 
3rd, 9 GB
at Royals
2
20-25
 Lost 5 
4th, 11 GB
W: Bert Blyleven (3-4)
L: Mark Gubicza (5-5)
S: Jeff Reardon (10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           2  0  0   0  1  0   0  1  0    4 13  1
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  1   0  1  0    2 11  2

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 3 0 0 0 5 .282 .324 .436 .759 14 8 0.188 0.64 0.208 -0.020 2.1 1 0 3B,2B,SB
Tom Herr 2B 5 1 2 2 0 1 5 .274 .367 .344 .711 22 16 0.063 0.70 0.099 -0.036 0.3 1 3 2B
Kirby Puckett CF 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .335 .358 .511 .869 11 9 -0.071 0.71 0.013 -0.083 -0.9 4 0
Kent Hrbek 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .287 .356 .561 .916 16 9 0.039 0.85 0.078 -0.039 0.4 7 2
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .289 .341 .506 .847 9 5 0.030 0.73 0.069 -0.038 0.7 2 1 GDP
Randy Bush RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .293 .435 .489 .924 16 11 -0.028 0.92 0.051 -0.079 -0.6 0 0
   Mark Davidson RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .353 .389 .618 1.007 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Gene Larkin DH 2 1 0 0 1 0 4 .276 .361 .388 .749 24 12 -0.024 0.60 0.032 -0.057 -0.5 HBP
Tim Laudner C 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .283 .330 .462 .793 15 9 -0.039 0.95 0.064 -0.103 -0.6 6 0 GDP
Al Newman SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .171 .237 .171 .408 8 7 -0.085 0.83 0.000 -0.085 -1.3 5 4
Bert Blyleven P 1 1
   Jeff Reardon P 0 0
Team Totals 37 4 13 4 1 5 39 .351 .385 .459 .844 135 86 0.073 0.76 0.614 -0.540 -0.4 27 11
2B: D Gladden (15, off M Gubicza); T Herr (5, off M Gubicza).
3B: D Gladden (2, off M Gubicza).
HBP: G Larkin (7, by M Gubicza).
TB: D Gladden 6; G Gaetti 3; T Herr 3; K Hrbek 2; K Puckett; T Laudner; R Bush.
GIDP: G Gaetti (2); T Laudner (6).
RBI: T Herr 2 (10); T Laudner (16); K Hrbek (27).
2-out RBI: T Laudner.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 3. T Herr-A Newman-K Hrbek 2; G Gaetti-T Herr-K Hrbek.
E: T Laudner (4).
Baserunning
SB: D Gladden (7, 2nd base off M Gubicza/M Macfarlane).
Pickoffs: T Herr (1st base by M Gubicza).

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 3 0 0 0 4 .275 .343 .463 .806 14 8 0.138 0.93 0.148 -0.010 1.3 1 3 2B
Willie Wilson CF 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .297 .316 .379 .695 10 8 0.041 1.60 0.133 -0.092 0.6 1 0
George Brett DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .322 .395 .557 .952 11 7 -0.231 1.87 0.000 -0.231 -2.0 GDP
Danny Tartabull RF 4 1 2 1 0 2 4 .299 .409 .604 1.014 20 11 0.030 1.31 0.122 -0.092 0.4 0 0 HR
Kevin Seitzer 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .311 .391 .416 .807 10 8 -0.074 1.48 0.048 -0.121 -0.4 0 4
Bill Buckner 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .244 .294 .333 .627 12 10 -0.060 1.48 0.091 -0.151 -0.8 14 0 GDP
   Bill Pecota PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .238 .316 .554 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Bo Jackson LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .297 .337 .510 .847 12 11 -0.087 1.25 0.027 -0.115 -0.4 1 0 SB
Frank White 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .194 .235 .275 .510 15 9 -0.183 1.39 0.000 -0.183 -1.2 4 4 GDP
Mike Macfarlane C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .272 .350 .391 .741 5 5 0.001 0.92 0.044 -0.043 -0.0 5 0
Mark Gubicza P 1 4
   Steve Farr P 0 0
Team Totals 35 2 11 2 0 6 35 .314 .314 .429 .743 109 77 -0.425 1.37 0.613 -1.038 -2.4 27 15
2B: K Stillwell (7, off B Blyleven).
HR: D Tartabull (10, off B Blyleven, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF Line).
TB: D Tartabull 5; K Stillwell 4; W Wilson 2; M Macfarlane; B Jackson; K Seitzer; B Buckner.
GIDP: F White (2); B Buckner (5); G Brett (6).
RBI: W Wilson (9); D Tartabull (31).
2-out RBI: D Tartabull.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 3. M Gubicza-B Buckner; K Seitzer-F White-B Buckner; K Stillwell-F White-B Buckner.
E: M Gubicza (1); B Jackson (3).
Baserunning
SB: B Jackson (13, 2nd base off B Blyleven/T Laudner).

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
Bert Blyleven, W (3-4) 7.2 10 2 2 0 6 1 4.46 31 98 68 41 9 18 14 11 1 0 57 0.254 1.19 1.5
Jeff Reardon, S (10) 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.86 4 11 9 5 3 1 1 3 1 0 2 0 0.172 2.76 0.9
Team Totals 9 11 2 2 0 6 1 2.00 35 109 77 46 12 19 15 14 2 0 57 2 0 0.426 1.37 2.4

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
Mark Gubicza, L (5-5) 8 13 4 3 1 4 0 3.54 36 126 79 51 10 18 16 14 7 0 45 -0.091 0.80 -0.1
Steve Farr 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.83 3 9 7 2 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.017 0.22 0.5
Team Totals 9 13 4 3 1 5 0 3.00 39 135 86 53 11 22 17 15 7 0 45 0 0 -0.074 0.76 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: M Gubicza (6).
HBP: M Gubicza (2; G Larkin).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: M Gubicza (0; T Herr, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim McKean, 1B - Mike Reilly, 2B - John Shulock, 3B - Mark Johnson.
Time of Game: 2:41.
Attendance: 22,022.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 76° F, Wind 6mph in from Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

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 DH
4 Kent Hrbek 1B 4 Danny Tartabull RF
5 Gary Gaetti 3B 5 Kevin Seitzer 3B
6 Randy Bush RF 6 Bill Buckner 1B
7 Gene Larkin DH 7 Bo Jackson LF
8 Tim Laudner C 8 Frank White 2B
9 Al Newman SS 9 Mike Macfarlane C
Bert Blyleven P Mark Gubicza P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-2 0 12- 4,(2-1)  OO KCR G. Brett B. Blyleven 11% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Stillwell to 3B
b9 2-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO KCR F. White J. Reardon 10% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b4 0-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO KCR B. Buckner B. Blyleven 10% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b9 2-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR B. Buckner J. Reardon -9% 82% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN D. Gladden M. Gubicza 9% 59% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep 3B); Gladden to 3B/Adv on E7

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' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN D. Gladden M. Gubicza 9% 59% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep 3B); Gladden to 3B/Adv on E7
t1 0-0 0 --3 2,(0-1)  R MIN T. Herr M. Gubicza 4% 63% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Gladden Scores
t1 1-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN K. Puckett M. Gubicza -3% 60% Strikeout Swinging
t1 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-1)  MIN K. Hrbek M. Gubicza 4% 64% Herr Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Herr to 3B
t1 1-0 1 --3 6,(1-2)  R MIN K. Hrbek M. Gubicza 5% 69% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Herr Scores/unER
t1 2-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO MIN G. Gaetti M. Gubicza -4% 65% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR K. Stillwell B. Blyleven -4% 62% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b1 0-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR W. Wilson B. Blyleven -6% 56% Single to P/Bunt; Stillwell to 2B
b1 0-2 0 12- 4,(2-1)  OO KCR G. Brett B. Blyleven 11% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Stillwell to 3B
b1 0-2 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull B. Blyleven 4% 70% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 6-7-8
t2 2-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O MIN R. Bush M. Gubicza -2% 69% Popfly: SS
t2 2-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  MIN G. Larkin M. Gubicza 2% 70% Hit By Pitch
t2 2-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO MIN T. Laudner M. Gubicza -4% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer B. Blyleven 2% 69% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR B. Buckner B. Blyleven 2% 71% Popfly: SS (Deep 2B)
b2 0-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR B. Jackson B. Blyleven -1% 69% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b2 0-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR F. White B. Blyleven -1% 68% Jackson Steals 2B; Jackson to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b2 0-2 2 --3 5,(1-2)  O KCR F. White B. Blyleven 4% 72% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 9-1-2
t3 2-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN A. Newman M. Gubicza -2% 70% Groundout: P-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN D. Gladden M. Gubicza -1% 69% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
t3 2-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  MIN T. Herr M. Gubicza 2% 71% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line)
t3 2-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O MIN K. Puckett M. Gubicza -3% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Macfarlane B. Blyleven -4% 64% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b3 0-2 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  KCR K. Stillwell B. Blyleven -7% 57% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Deep 2B); Macfarlane to 2B
b3 0-2 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR W. Wilson B. Blyleven 7% 63% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Stillwell to 2B
b3 0-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR G. Brett B. Blyleven 5% 68% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Stillwell to 3B
b3 0-2 2 1-3 6,(2-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull B. Blyleven 6% 74% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 4-5-6
t4 2-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN K. Hrbek M. Gubicza 3% 76% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 2-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN G. Gaetti M. Gubicza 4% 80% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); Hrbek to 2B
t4 2-0 0 12- 2,(1-0)  MIN R. Bush M. Gubicza 5% 85% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); Hrbek to 3B; Gaetti to 2B
t4 2-0 0 123 5,(3-1)  O MIN G. Larkin M. Gubicza -5% 81% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t4 2-0 1 123 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Laudner M. Gubicza -6% 75% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-0 2 123 2,(0-1)  O MIN A. Newman M. Gubicza -5% 70% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 5-6-7
b4 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR K. Seitzer B. Blyleven -5% 65% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b4 0-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO KCR B. Buckner B. Blyleven 10% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b4 0-2 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR B. Jackson B. Blyleven 1% 76% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
t5 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN D. Gladden M. Gubicza 8% 83% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t5 2-0 0 --3 6,(2-2)  RO MIN T. Herr M. Gubicza -0% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B; Gladden Scores
t5 3-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN K. Puckett M. Gubicza 1% 84% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 3-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN K. Hrbek M. Gubicza -1% 83% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t5 3-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN G. Gaetti M. Gubicza 1% 84% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Hrbek to 2B
t5 3-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O MIN R. Bush M. Gubicza -2% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 8-9-1
b5 0-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR F. White B. Blyleven 3% 84% Popfly: 3B
b5 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Macfarlane B. Blyleven 2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR K. Stillwell B. Blyleven 1% 87% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 7-8-9
t6 3-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN G. Larkin M. Gubicza -1% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 3-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN T. Laudner M. Gubicza -1% 85% Strikeout Looking
t6 3-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN A. Newman M. Gubicza -1% 84% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 2-3-4
b6 0-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR W. Wilson B. Blyleven 3% 87% Strikeout Swinging
b6 0-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR G. Brett B. Blyleven 2% 89% Groundout: 1B-P
b6 0-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  R KCR D. Tartabull B. Blyleven -8% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to RF Line)
b6 1-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR K. Seitzer B. Blyleven 1% 82% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
t7 3-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN D. Gladden M. Gubicza 2% 84% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t7 3-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  MIN T. Herr M. Gubicza 2% 86% Gladden Steals 2B
t7 3-1 0 -2- 6,(2-2)  O MIN T. Herr M. Gubicza -3% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN K. Puckett M. Gubicza -2% 81% Popfly: 2B (Deep 1B)
t7 3-1 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O MIN K. Hrbek M. Gubicza -2% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 6-7-8
b7 1-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Buckner B. Blyleven 4% 83% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
b7 1-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Jackson B. Blyleven 3% 85% Strikeout Swinging
b7 1-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR F. White B. Blyleven 2% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 5-6-7
t8 3-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN G. Gaetti M. Gubicza 2% 89% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Deep 3B)
t8 3-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO MIN R. Bush M. Gubicza -4% 85% Line Drive Double Play: P; Gaetti out at 2B/P-1B
t8 3-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  MIN G. Larkin M. Gubicza 1% 85% Walk
t8 3-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN T. Laudner M. Gubicza 1% 86% Wild Pitch; Larkin to 2B
t8 3-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R MIN T. Laudner M. Gubicza 6% 92% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Larkin Scores
t8 4-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN A. Newman M. Gubicza -1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 9-1-2
Mark Davidson replaces Randy Bush playing RF batting 6th
b8 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Macfarlane B. Blyleven 3% 94% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
b8 1-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR K. Stillwell B. Blyleven -4% 90% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b8 1-4 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR W. Wilson B. Blyleven -7% 83% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Stillwell Scores
b8 2-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR G. Brett B. Blyleven 6% 89% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
b8 2-4 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR D. Tartabull B. Blyleven -4% 85% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Wilson to 2B
Jeff Reardon replaces Bert Blyleven pitching
b8 2-4 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer J. Reardon 8% 93% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Steve Farr facing 1-2-3
Steve Farr replaces Mark Gubicza pitching
t9 4-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Gladden S. Farr -1% 92% Foul Popfly: 1B
t9 4-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Herr S. Farr -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 4-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN K. Puckett S. Farr -0% 91% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Twins' Jeff Reardon facing 6-7-8
b9 2-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR B. Buckner J. Reardon -9% 82% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
Bill Pecota pinch runs for Bill Buckner (1B) batting 6th
b9 2-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Jackson J. Reardon 8% 90% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
b9 2-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO KCR F. White J. Reardon 10% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 2.

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  • 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.

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