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NYY
@CHW
1
2
SEA
@CLE
11
3
CAL
@DET
0
11
BOS
@KCR
7
8
MIN
@MIL
5
4
BAL
@TEX
7
1
OAK
@TOR
2
1
CHC
@LAD
9
2
ATL
@MON
3
9
HOU
@NYM
2
3
HOU
@NYM
6
5
 
(13)
CIN
@PHI
5
3
STL
@SDP
1
5
PIT
@SFG
5
2
 
(10)
Friday, July 1, 1988, 7:35
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 25,970, Time of Game: 3:16
Red Sox
7
39-35
 Lost 1 
3rd, 7 GB
at Royals
8
41-37
 Won 2 
3rd, 8 GB
S: Steve Farr (6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  4   0  3  0   0  0  0    7 12  2
Royals          4  2  0   0  0  2   0  0  X    8 12  2

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Wade Boggs 3B 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .347 .464 .448 .912 20 13 0.013 1.62 0.100 -0.086 -0.4 0 1 IW
Marty Barrett 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 5 .308 .354 .370 .725 23 15 -0.112 2.01 0.064 -0.176 0.6 4 4 SH
Dwight Evans RF 5 1 4 3 0 0 5 .314 .372 .446 .818 14 10 0.214 1.60 0.287 -0.072 2.7 3 0 3B,2B
Mike Greenwell LF 3 1 0 2 1 2 5 .337 .436 .581 1.016 25 17 0.010 1.91 0.101 -0.091 -0.2 0 0 SF
Ellis Burks CF 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .325 .386 .528 .914 19 10 0.067 1.67 0.186 -0.119 0.6 5 0 3B
Jim Rice DH 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .268 .338 .358 .696 13 9 -0.241 1.81 0.000 -0.241 -1.4
Todd Benzinger 1B 4 0 2 0 0 2 4 .248 .291 .376 .667 11 10 0.100 1.02 0.125 -0.024 0.5 7 0
Rich Gedman C 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .200 .267 .295 .561 13 10 -0.191 1.47 0.016 -0.207 -0.7 4 1 SH,GDP
Spike Owen SS 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 .259 .339 .412 .750 13 7 0.094 1.04 0.132 -0.038 0.9 1 1
Bruce Hurst P 0 0
   Steve Ellsworth P 0 0
   Dennis Lamp P 0 0
Team Totals 35 7 12 7 4 6 42 .343 .400 .486 .886 151 101 -0.046 1.58 1.011 -1.054 2.6 24 7
2B: D Evans (18, off B Saberhagen).
3B: D Evans (3, off B Saberhagen); E Burks (3, off B Saberhagen).
SF: M Greenwell (3, off B Saberhagen).
SH: M Barrett (9, off B Saberhagen); R Gedman (2, off J Montgomery).
IBB: W Boggs (10, by G Garber).
TB: D Evans 7; E Burks 3; S Owen 2; T Benzinger 2; R Gedman; M Barrett; W Boggs.
GIDP: R Gedman (4).
RBI: D Evans 3 (58); M Greenwell 2 (63); E Burks (39); M Barrett (38).
2-out RBI: E Burks.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Boggs-M Barrett-T Benzinger.
E: E Burks 2 (4).

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 2 2 1 1 0 4 .268 .344 .445 .789 18 11 0.219 1.06 0.238 -0.019 1.8 4 5 2·2B
Willie Wilson CF 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .284 .302 .368 .670 11 8 0.016 0.89 0.088 -0.072 1.0 3 0 SB
George Brett 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .332 .409 .568 .977 16 8 0.036 0.98 0.078 -0.042 0.5 10 1 2B
Danny Tartabull DH 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .284 .389 .535 .924 22 12 0.062 1.15 0.137 -0.075 0.5 2B,GDP
Kevin Seitzer 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .306 .382 .420 .802 17 11 -0.100 0.91 0.000 -0.100 -1.0 2 1
Frank White 2B 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .246 .283 .375 .658 16 10 0.123 0.95 0.134 -0.011 1.1 1 1
   Brad Wellman PR-2B 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .267 .313 .289 .601 3 2 -0.013 0.52 0.000 -0.013 -0.2 0 3
Pat Tabler RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .235 .315 .301 .616 20 12 0.143 0.93 0.160 -0.017 1.4 0 0
Mike Macfarlane C 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .265 .340 .367 .708 12 9 -0.038 1.14 0.000 -0.038 -0.7 6 0 SH
Gary Thurman LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .129 .182 .129 .311 10 5 -0.008 0.44 0.016 -0.024 -0.2 1 0 CS
   Jim Eisenreich PH-LF 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .196 .212 .252 .464 2 1 0.015 2.70 0.015 0.000 -0.0 0 0
Bret Saberhagen P 0 0
   Jeff Montgomery P 0 0
   Jerry Don Gleaton P 0 0
   Gene Garber P 0 0
   Steve Farr P 0 0
Team Totals 33 8 12 7 1 4 35 .364 .382 .485 .867 147 89 0.455 0.99 0.866 -0.411 4.1 27 11
2B: D Tartabull (20, off B Hurst); K Stillwell 2 (19, 1 off B Hurst, 1 off S Ellsworth); G Brett (26, off S Ellsworth).
SH: M Macfarlane (1, off S Ellsworth).
TB: K Stillwell 4; G Brett 3; D Tartabull 2; F White 2; W Wilson 2; P Tabler 2; G Thurman.
GIDP: D Tartabull (6).
RBI: D Tartabull 2 (43); J Eisenreich (13); F White (35); G Brett (57); W Wilson (21); K Stillwell (35).
2-out RBI: K Stillwell; F White.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 5 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Wellman-K Stillwell-G Brett.
E: B Wellman (2); G Thurman (2).
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (14, 3rd base off B Hurst/R Gedman).
CS: G Thurman (1, 2nd base by S Ellsworth/R Gedman).

Boston Red Sox

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
Bruce Hurst 1.1 7 6 5 1 2 0 4.44 12 55 33 20 5 8 2 7 5 0 19 -0.370 0.76 -5.5
Steve Ellsworth, L (1-6) 4.1 5 2 2 0 1 0 6.03 16 66 38 29 4 5 5 10 4 0 1 0 -0.191 1.32 0.2
Dennis Lamp 2.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.06 7 26 18 14 0 4 3 3 0 0 1 0 0.106 0.68 1.3
Team Totals 8 12 8 7 1 4 0 7.88 35 147 89 63 9 17 10 20 9 0 19 2 0 -0.455 0.99 -4.1

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 5 8 7 7 1 5 0 3.68 24 90 63 44 8 11 6 12 7 0 27 -0.384 1.07 -4.5
Jeff Montgomery, W (1-1) 1.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.96 6 15 12 7 1 4 3 3 3 0 0 0 0.049 1.37 0.5
Jerry Don Gleaton, H (4) 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.84 2 8 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.017 2.29 0.1
Gene Garber, H (1) 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 3.58 5 17 10 7 1 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 0.098 2.57 0.5
Steve Farr, S (6) 1.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.14 5 21 12 8 0 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 0.265 3.14 0.9
Team Totals 9 12 7 7 4 6 0 7.00 42 151 101 69 11 21 15 17 10 0 27 5 0 0.045 1.58 -2.6
Balks: B Hurst (2).
WP: D Lamp (3); B Saberhagen (4); J Gleaton (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: G Garber (2; W Boggs).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rick Reed, 1B - Dale Scott, 2B - John Hirschbeck, 3B - Dale Ford.
Time of Game: 3:16.
Attendance: 25,970.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 62° 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
t8 7-8 0 1-- 6,(1-2)  OO BOS R. Gedman G. Garber 18% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b6 7-7 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R KCR K. Stillwell S. Ellsworth 17% 73% Double to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Tabler Scores
t5 6-6 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  R BOS E. Burks B. Saberhagen -17% 37% Triple (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Greenwell Scores
b1 0-0 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  RR KCR D. Tartabull B. Hurst 14% 75% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Stillwell Scores; Wilson Scores
t8 7-8 2 12- 5,(3-1)  O BOS M. Barrett S. Farr 10% 87% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O BOS W. Boggs B. Saberhagen 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 9,(3-2)  O BOS M. Barrett B. Saberhagen 2% 54% Lineout: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS D. Evans B. Saberhagen -2% 52% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  BOS M. Greenwell B. Saberhagen -0% 51% Wild Pitch; Evans to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 7,(3-2)  O BOS M. Greenwell B. Saberhagen 4% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR K. Stillwell B. Hurst 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR W. Wilson B. Hurst 5% 64% Single to P (Bunt to Weak 1B); Stillwell to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O KCR G. Brett B. Hurst -2% 61% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF); Stillwell to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  RR KCR D. Tartabull B. Hurst 14% 75% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Stillwell Scores; Wilson Scores
b1 2-0 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer B. Hurst -2% 73% Strikeout Swinging
b1 2-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R KCR F. White B. Hurst 7% 80% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Tartabull Scores
b1 3-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  R KCR P. Tabler B. Hurst 7% 86% Single to RF (Fly Ball to CF-RF); White Scores/Adv on E8/unER/No RBI; Tabler to 2B
b1 4-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane B. Hurst -1% 85% Strikeout Looking
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
t2 0-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS E. Burks B. Saberhagen 2% 87% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Rice B. Saberhagen 1% 88% Lineout: 1B
t2 0-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS T. Benzinger B. Saberhagen 1% 88% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 9-1-2
b2 4-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR G. Thurman B. Hurst -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 4-0 1 --- 6,(1-2)  KCR K. Stillwell B. Hurst 3% 90% Double to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Stillwell to 3B/Adv on E8
b2 4-0 1 --3 4,(1-2)  R KCR W. Wilson B. Hurst 2% 92% Single (Line Drive to CF-RF); Stillwell Scores
b2 5-0 1 1-- KCR G. Brett B. Hurst 0% 93% Balk; Wilson to 2B
b2 5-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  KCR G. Brett B. Hurst 1% 94% Wilson Steals 3B
b2 5-0 1 --3 3,(1-1)  R KCR G. Brett B. Hurst 1% 95% Single (Line Drive to LF-CF); Wilson Scores
Steve Ellsworth replaces Bruce Hurst pitching
b2 6-0 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  OO KCR D. Tartabull S. Ellsworth -1% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 6.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
t3 0-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  BOS R. Gedman B. Saberhagen -2% 93% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 0-6 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  BOS S. Owen B. Saberhagen -3% 90% Single to LF (Line Drive); Gedman to 2B
t3 0-6 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O BOS W. Boggs B. Saberhagen 3% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-6 1 12- 4,(2-1)  R BOS M. Barrett B. Saberhagen -6% 86% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); Gedman Scores; Owen to 3B/Adv on E7; Barrett to 2B
t3 1-6 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RR BOS D. Evans B. Saberhagen -10% 77% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Owen Scores; Barrett Scores
t3 3-6 1 --3 3,(1-1)  RO BOS M. Greenwell B. Saberhagen -1% 76% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Evans Scores
t3 4-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS E. Burks B. Saberhagen 1% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-4, Red Sox' Steve Ellsworth facing 5-6-7
b3 6-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR K. Seitzer S. Ellsworth -2% 75% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b3 6-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR F. White S. Ellsworth -1% 74% Popfly: 2B
b3 6-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR P. Tabler S. Ellsworth -1% 74% Lineout: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 6.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 4-6, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 6-7-8
t4 4-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Rice B. Saberhagen 3% 76% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t4 4-6 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O BOS T. Benzinger B. Saberhagen 2% 78% Strikeout Swinging
t4 4-6 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS R. Gedman B. Saberhagen 1% 79% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-4, Red Sox' Steve Ellsworth facing 8-9-1
b4 6-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane S. Ellsworth -2% 78% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b4 6-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR G. Thurman S. Ellsworth 2% 79% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b4 6-4 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell S. Ellsworth -2% 77% Popfly: SS
b4 6-4 2 1-- O KCR W. Wilson S. Ellsworth -2% 76% Thurman Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 6.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 4-6, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
t5 4-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS S. Owen B. Saberhagen -5% 71% Walk
t5 4-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS W. Boggs B. Saberhagen -8% 63% Single to LF (Line Drive); Owen to 2B
t5 4-6 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O BOS M. Barrett B. Saberhagen 1% 64% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Owen to 3B; Boggs to 2B
t5 4-6 1 -23 3,(1-1)  R BOS D. Evans B. Saberhagen -10% 55% Single to LF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole); Owen Scores; Boggs to 3B
t5 5-6 1 1-3 4,(0-2)  RO BOS M. Greenwell B. Saberhagen -1% 53% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Boggs Scores
t5 6-6 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  R BOS E. Burks B. Saberhagen -17% 37% Triple (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Greenwell Scores
t5 7-6 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Rice B. Saberhagen 4% 41% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 7, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 6-7, Red Sox' Steve Ellsworth facing 2-3-4
b5 6-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR W. Wilson S. Ellsworth -3% 38% Flyball: CF
b5 6-7 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR G. Brett S. Ellsworth 6% 44% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line)
b5 6-7 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull S. Ellsworth -5% 39% Strikeout Swinging
b5 6-7 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR K. Seitzer S. Ellsworth -5% 34% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 7, Royals 6.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-6, Royals' Jeff Montgomery facing 7-8-9
Jeff Montgomery replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
t6 7-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS T. Benzinger J. Montgomery -4% 30% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t6 7-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS R. Gedman J. Montgomery 2% 31% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Benzinger to 2B
t6 7-6 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O BOS S. Owen J. Montgomery 4% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 7-6 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O BOS W. Boggs J. Montgomery 4% 39% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 7, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 6-7, Red Sox' Steve Ellsworth facing 6-7-8
b6 6-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR F. White S. Ellsworth 6% 45% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
b6 6-7 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR P. Tabler S. Ellsworth 9% 55% Single to RF (Line Drive); White to 2B
Brad Wellman pinch runs for Frank White (2B) batting 6th
b6 6-7 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Macfarlane S. Ellsworth -0% 55% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Wellman to 3B; Tabler to 2B
Jim Eisenreich pinch hits for Gary Thurman (LF) batting 9th
b6 6-7 1 -23 2,(1-0)  RO KCR J. Eisenreich S. Ellsworth 1% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wellman Scores; Tabler to 3B
b6 7-7 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R KCR K. Stillwell S. Ellsworth 17% 73% Double to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Tabler Scores
Dennis Lamp replaces Steve Ellsworth pitching
b6 8-7 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  KCR W. Wilson D. Lamp 0% 74% Wild Pitch; Stillwell to 3B
b6 8-7 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O KCR W. Wilson D. Lamp -4% 70% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 7, Royals 8.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 7-8, Royals' Jeff Montgomery facing 2-3-4
Brad Wellman moves from PR to 2B
Jim Eisenreich moves from PH to LF
t7 7-8 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS M. Barrett J. Montgomery 4% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 7-8 1 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS D. Evans J. Montgomery -5% 69% Single to LF (Line Drive)
Jerry Don Gleaton replaces Jeff Montgomery pitching
t7 7-8 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O BOS M. Greenwell J. Gleaton 4% 73% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Evans to 2B
t7 7-8 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  BOS E. Burks J. Gleaton -2% 71% Walk
Gene Garber replaces Jerry Don Gleaton pitching
t7 7-8 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Rice G. Garber 8% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 7, Royals 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-7, Red Sox' Dennis Lamp facing 3-4-5
b7 8-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR G. Brett D. Lamp -2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 8-7 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull D. Lamp -1% 76% Flyball: RF
b7 8-7 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer D. Lamp -1% 75% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 7, Royals 8.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 7-8, Royals' Gene Garber facing 7-8-9
t8 7-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS T. Benzinger G. Garber -9% 66% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t8 7-8 0 1-- 6,(1-2)  OO BOS R. Gedman G. Garber 18% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t8 7-8 2 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS S. Owen G. Garber -6% 79% Single to 2B (Bunt to Weak 2B); Owen to 2B/Adv on E4 (throw to 1B)
t8 7-8 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  BOS W. Boggs G. Garber -2% 76% Intentional Walk
Steve Farr replaces Gene Garber pitching
t8 7-8 2 12- 5,(3-1)  O BOS M. Barrett S. Farr 10% 87% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 7, Royals 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-7, Red Sox' Dennis Lamp facing 6-7-8
b8 8-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Wellman D. Lamp -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 8-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR P. Tabler D. Lamp -1% 85% Strikeout Looking
b8 8-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Macfarlane D. Lamp -1% 84% Popfly: 2B (Short CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 7, Royals 8.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 7-8, Royals' Steve Farr facing 3-4-5
t9 7-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS D. Evans S. Farr 7% 91% Flyball: CF
t9 7-8 1 --- 7,(3-2)  BOS M. Greenwell S. Farr -8% 83% Walk
t9 7-8 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O BOS E. Burks S. Farr 9% 92% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t9 7-8 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O BOS J. Rice S. Farr 8% 100% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 7, Royals 8.

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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.
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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.
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  • 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.

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