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@KCR
4
5
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@MIL
2
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@MIL
5
1
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@MIN
3
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@NYY
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@PHI
7
3
Tuesday, August 9, 1988, 7:35
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 24,005, Time of Game: 3:13
Orioles
4
37-74
 Lost 2 
7th, 29½ GB
at Royals
5
57-55
 Won 1 
3rd, 13 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         1  0  1   1  0  0   1  0  0    4  9  1
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  1   0  0  3    5 12  1
Winning Run scored with 1 out

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 LF-RF 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .288 .333 .364 .698 12 6 0.080 0.77 0.120 -0.040 0.8 0 0 2B
Brady Anderson CF 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .212 .292 .291 .583 24 15 -0.124 0.90 0.004 -0.129 -1.4 1 0 CS
Cal Ripken SS 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 .273 .392 .467 .859 22 12 -0.044 0.63 0.020 -0.064 -0.4 1 2
Eddie Murray 1B 4 1 3 1 1 0 5 .267 .349 .453 .802 17 8 0.134 0.68 0.182 -0.048 0.9 8 0 HR,GDP
Mickey Tettleton C 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .270 .316 .472 .788 18 11 0.072 1.05 0.128 -0.056 0.6 5 1
Jim Traber DH 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .228 .272 .338 .610 15 8 0.070 0.98 0.131 -0.062 0.3
Larry Sheets RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .226 .308 .335 .643 15 8 -0.072 0.68 0.000 -0.072 -0.9 3 0
   Pete Stanicek LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .315 .322 .637 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Rick Schu 3B 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 .232 .304 .353 .656 15 7 0.030 0.58 0.044 -0.015 0.5 2 3
   Rene Gonzales 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .195 .255 .278 .533 3 1 -0.012 0.48 0.000 -0.012 -0.2 0 0
Billy Ripken 2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .198 .257 .255 .511 12 6 -0.031 0.67 0.023 -0.055 -0.5 4 4
Dave Schmidt P 0 0
   Doug Sisk P 0 0
   Mark Thurmond P 0 0
   Tom Niedenfuer P 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 9 4 7 3 40 .273 .400 .394 .794 153 82 0.103 0.76 0.652 -0.553 -0.4 25 10
2B: J Orsulak (13, off L Aquino).
HR: E Murray (21, off L Aquino, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
TB: E Murray 6; J Orsulak 3; M Tettleton 2; J Traber 2.
GIDP: E Murray (14).
RBI: E Murray (57); J Traber (32); J Orsulak (11); M Tettleton (28).
2-out RBI: M Tettleton; J Traber; E Murray; J Orsulak.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Ripken-B Ripken-E Murray.
E: R Schu (11).
Baserunning
CS: B Anderson (3, 2nd base by L Aquino/L Owen).
Pickoffs: B Ripken (1st base by L Aquino); E Murray (1st base by L Owen).

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 5 0 3 0 0 1 5 .273 .291 .347 .637 18 11 0.163 1.58 0.227 -0.064 1.2 1 0 SB
Kurt Stillwell SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 5 .257 .326 .419 .745 15 10 -0.004 1.74 0.075 -0.079 -0.2 4 2 SH
George Brett 1B 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 .333 .416 .569 .985 25 12 -0.011 1.92 0.120 -0.131 -0.5 8 0
Danny Tartabull RF 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .264 .359 .488 .847 19 10 -0.228 2.65 0.131 -0.359 -1.7 1 0 GDP
Pat Tabler DH 5 1 3 3 0 1 5 .278 .346 .350 .696 17 10 0.664 2.41 0.741 -0.078 2.3 2B
Frank White 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .259 .291 .384 .675 10 7 0.109 1.26 0.176 -0.066 0.9 6 3 HR
Bo Jackson LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .282 .466 .748 21 15 -0.085 1.34 0.026 -0.111 -0.8 4 0
Bill Pecota 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .147 .169 .227 .395 9 6 0.071 1.14 0.116 -0.045 0.8 0 2
   Bill Buckner PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .237 .265 .321 .586 3 1 0.049 1.49 0.049 0.000 0.3
   Brad Wellman PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .292 .274 .567 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Larry Owen C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .176 .282 .176 .459 7 4 -0.102 1.81 0.000 -0.102 -0.8 3 2
   Jamie Quirk PH-C 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .211 .300 .386 .686 10 5 -0.023 2.42 0.068 -0.091 -0.1 0 0
Luis Aquino P 0 0
   Israel Sanchez P 0 2
Team Totals 36 5 12 4 4 5 41 .333 .400 .444 .844 154 91 0.603 1.83 1.729 -1.126 1.2 27 12
2B: P Tabler (15, off T Niedenfuer).
HR: F White (8, off D Schmidt, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
SH: K Stillwell (3, off D Sisk).
TB: F White 5; P Tabler 4; W Wilson 3; K Stillwell 2; B Jackson; B Buckner.
GIDP: D Tartabull (9).
RBI: P Tabler 3 (44); F White (45).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. L Owen-G Brett; B Wellman-F White-G Brett.
E: L Aquino (1).
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (25, 2nd base off D Schmidt/M Tettleton).

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
Dave Schmidt 6 7 2 1 0 4 1 3.50 26 101 65 44 12 9 10 12 4 0 56 0.141 1.29 1.0
Doug Sisk, H (1) 1.2 3 0 0 2 0 0 2.66 9 32 17 11 1 5 6 1 0 0 0 0 0.077 2.34 0.5
Mark Thurmond, H (1) 0.2 1 2 2 1 1 0 5.48 4 15 8 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 -0.016 2.21 0.1
Tom Niedenfuer, BS (3), L (1-2) 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 2.72 2 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 -0.804 6.02 -2.8
Team Totals 8.1 12 5 4 4 5 1 4.32 41 154 91 59 16 16 18 14 5 0 56 4 2 -0.602 1.83 -1.2

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
Luis Aquino 4 6 3 3 5 1 1 6.75 22 89 49 32 2 15 8 7 3 1 34 -0.159 0.81 -1.4
Israel Sanchez, W (1-1) 5 3 1 1 2 2 0 4.82 18 64 33 23 2 8 8 6 1 0 1 0 0.056 0.70 1.8
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 7 3 1 4.00 40 153 82 55 4 23 16 13 4 1 34 1 0 -0.103 0.76 0.4
L Aquino faced 1 batter in the 5th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: I Sanchez (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: L Aquino (0; B Ripken, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Derryl Cousins, 1B - Larry Barnett, 2B - Rocky Roe, 3B - Nick Bremigan.
Time of Game: 3:13.
Attendance: 24,005.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 86° F, Overcast, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         Kansas City Royals
1 Joe Orsulak LF 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Brady Anderson CF 2 Kurt Stillwell SS
3 Cal Ripken SS 3 George Brett 1B
4 Eddie Murray 1B 4 Danny Tartabull RF
5 Mickey Tettleton C 5 Pat Tabler DH
6 Jim Traber DH 6 Frank White 2B
7 Larry Sheets RF 7 Bo Jackson LF
8 Rick Schu 3B 8 Bill Pecota 3B
9 Billy Ripken 2B 9 Larry Owen C
Dave Schmidt P Luis Aquino P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-4 1 123 2,(1-0)  RRR KCR P. Tabler T. Niedenfuer 67% 100% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Stillwell Scores; Brett Scores; Tartabull Scores
b7 2-4 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO KCR D. Tartabull D. Sisk -26% 13% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b6 1-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R KCR F. White D. Schmidt 13% 35% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b9 2-4 1 12- 4,(3-0)  KCR D. Tartabull T. Niedenfuer 13% 33% Walk; Stillwell to 3B; Brett to 2B
t7 3-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R BAL J. Traber I. Sanchez -12% 20% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Tettleton Scores

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' Luis Aquino facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  BAL J. Orsulak L. Aquino -4% 46% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O BAL B. Anderson L. Aquino 3% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O BAL C. Ripken L. Aquino 4% 54% Anderson Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  BAL C. Ripken L. Aquino -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  BAL E. Murray L. Aquino -2% 51% Walk; Ripken to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  R BAL M. Tettleton L. Aquino -11% 40% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Ripken Scores; Murray to 3B
t1 1-0 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O BAL J. Traber L. Aquino 4% 44% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Dave Schmidt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR W. Wilson D. Schmidt 4% 48% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b1 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR K. Stillwell D. Schmidt -4% 45% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR G. Brett D. Schmidt -3% 42% Flyball: RF
b1 0-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull D. Schmidt -2% 39% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Luis Aquino facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL L. Sheets L. Aquino 2% 41% Flyball: LF
t2 1-0 1 --- 5,(0-2)  O BAL R. Schu L. Aquino 1% 43% Popfly: SS
t2 1-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  BAL B. Ripken L. Aquino -1% 42% Walk
t2 1-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BAL J. Orsulak L. Aquino 2% 44% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Dave Schmidt facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR P. Tabler D. Schmidt 4% 48% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b2 0-1 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR F. White D. Schmidt -4% 44% Flyball: CF
b2 0-1 1 1-- 9,(2-2)  O KCR B. Jackson D. Schmidt -3% 41% Lineout: SS
b2 0-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Pecota D. Schmidt -3% 38% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Luis Aquino facing 2-3-4
t3 1-0 0 --- 10,(2-2)  O BAL B. Anderson L. Aquino 2% 41% Strikeout Looking
t3 1-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BAL C. Ripken L. Aquino 2% 42% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R BAL E. Murray L. Aquino -11% 31% Home Run
t3 2-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  BAL M. Tettleton L. Aquino -1% 30% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t3 2-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BAL J. Traber L. Aquino 2% 32% Popfly: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Orioles' Dave Schmidt facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR L. Owen D. Schmidt -3% 29% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR W. Wilson D. Schmidt -2% 28% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 0-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR K. Stillwell D. Schmidt 1% 29% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b3 0-2 2 1-- 8,(2-2)  O KCR G. Brett D. Schmidt -3% 26% Popfly: 3B (Short LF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Luis Aquino facing 7-8-9
t4 2-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O BAL L. Sheets L. Aquino 2% 28% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  BAL R. Schu L. Aquino -2% 26% Walk
t4 2-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BAL B. Ripken L. Aquino 2% 29% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
t4 2-0 2 1-- BAL J. Orsulak L. Aquino -1% 27% Ripken Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Ripken to 3B
t4 2-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R BAL J. Orsulak L. Aquino -8% 19% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Ripken Scores
t4 3-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  BAL B. Anderson L. Aquino -0% 18% Walk
t4 3-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O BAL C. Ripken L. Aquino 2% 21% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Orioles' Dave Schmidt facing 4-5-6
b4 0-3 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull D. Schmidt -2% 18% Lineout: 1B
b4 0-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR P. Tabler D. Schmidt 3% 21% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b4 0-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR F. White D. Schmidt 4% 25% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); Tabler to 2B
b4 0-3 1 12- 7,(3-2)  O KCR B. Jackson D. Schmidt -5% 20% Flyball: RF
b4 0-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R KCR B. Pecota D. Schmidt 12% 32% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball to Deep 3B); Tabler Scores/unER/No RBI; White to 3B; Pecota to 2B
b4 1-3 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O KCR L. Owen D. Schmidt -8% 24% Fielder's Choice 3B unassisted; Pecota out at 3B/3B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Luis Aquino facing 4-5-6
t5 3-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  BAL E. Murray L. Aquino -3% 22% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
Israel Sanchez replaces Luis Aquino pitching
t5 3-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO BAL M. Tettleton I. Sanchez 6% 27% Double Play: Strikeout Looking, Murray Picked off 1B (C-1B)
t5 3-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  BAL J. Traber I. Sanchez -1% 26% Single to LF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole)
t5 3-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O BAL L. Sheets I. Sanchez 2% 28% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Orioles' Dave Schmidt facing 1-2-3
b5 1-3 0 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR W. Wilson D. Schmidt 5% 33% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF)
b5 1-3 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  KCR K. Stillwell D. Schmidt 3% 36% Wilson Steals 2B
b5 1-3 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell D. Schmidt -3% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wilson to 3B
b5 1-3 1 --3 5,(2-2)  O KCR G. Brett D. Schmidt -8% 26% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-3 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. Tartabull D. Schmidt -5% 21% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Israel Sanchez facing 8-9-1
t6 3-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  BAL R. Schu I. Sanchez -3% 19% Walk
t6 3-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BAL B. Ripken I. Sanchez 2% 21% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t6 3-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O BAL J. Orsulak I. Sanchez 1% 23% Groundout: 3B-1B; Ripken to 2B
t6 3-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O BAL B. Anderson I. Sanchez 3% 25% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Orioles' Dave Schmidt facing 5-6-7
Rene Gonzales replaces Rick Schu playing 3B batting 8th
b6 1-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR P. Tabler D. Schmidt -3% 22% Strikeout Swinging
b6 1-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R KCR F. White D. Schmidt 13% 35% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b6 2-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Jackson D. Schmidt -3% 32% Flyball: RF
b6 2-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Pecota D. Schmidt -2% 30% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Israel Sanchez facing 3-4-5
t7 3-2 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O BAL C. Ripken I. Sanchez 2% 33% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  BAL E. Murray I. Sanchez -3% 30% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t7 3-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O BAL M. Tettleton I. Sanchez 3% 33% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t7 3-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  BAL J. Traber I. Sanchez -1% 32% Wild Pitch; Tettleton to 2B
t7 3-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R BAL J. Traber I. Sanchez -12% 20% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Tettleton Scores
t7 4-2 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O BAL L. Sheets I. Sanchez 2% 21% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Orioles' Doug Sisk facing 9-1-2
Doug Sisk replaces Dave Schmidt pitching
Pete Stanicek replaces Larry Sheets (RF) playing LF batting 7th
Joe Orsulak moves from LF to RF
Jamie Quirk pinch hits for Larry Owen (C) batting 9th
b7 2-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR J. Quirk D. Sisk 7% 28% Walk
b7 2-4 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR W. Wilson D. Sisk 11% 39% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Quirk to 2B
b7 2-4 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR K. Stillwell D. Sisk -2% 37% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Quirk to 3B; Wilson to 2B
b7 2-4 1 -23 6,(3-2)  KCR G. Brett D. Sisk 3% 40% Walk
b7 2-4 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO KCR D. Tartabull D. Sisk -26% 13% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Israel Sanchez facing 8-9-1
Jamie Quirk moves from PH to C
t8 4-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O BAL R. Gonzales I. Sanchez 1% 14% Flyball: LF
t8 4-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL B. Ripken I. Sanchez 1% 15% Flyball: CF
t8 4-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O BAL J. Orsulak I. Sanchez 1% 16% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Orioles' Doug Sisk facing 5-6-7
b8 2-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR P. Tabler D. Sisk -4% 12% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 2-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR F. White D. Sisk -3% 9% Flyball: LF
b8 2-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR B. Jackson D. Sisk 3% 11% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
Bill Buckner pinch hits for Bill Pecota (3B) batting 8th
b8 2-4 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  KCR B. Buckner D. Sisk 5% 16% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Jackson to 3B
Mark Thurmond replaces Doug Sisk pitching
Brad Wellman pinch runs for Bill Buckner (PH) batting 8th
b8 2-4 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Quirk M. Thurmond -9% 7% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Israel Sanchez facing 2-3-4
Brad Wellman moves from PR to 3B
t9 4-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O BAL B. Anderson I. Sanchez 1% 8% Flyball: 2B
t9 4-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  BAL C. Ripken I. Sanchez -1% 7% Walk
t9 4-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO BAL E. Murray I. Sanchez 2% 9% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Orioles' Mark Thurmond facing 1-2-3
b9 2-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR W. Wilson M. Thurmond -5% 4% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR K. Stillwell M. Thurmond 6% 10% Single to 1B (Bunt to Weak 1B)
b9 2-4 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  KCR G. Brett M. Thurmond 9% 20% Walk; Stillwell to 2B
Tom Niedenfuer replaces Mark Thurmond pitching
b9 2-4 1 12- 4,(3-0)  KCR D. Tartabull T. Niedenfuer 13% 33% Walk; Stillwell to 3B; Brett to 2B
b9 2-4 1 123 2,(1-0)  RRR KCR P. Tabler T. Niedenfuer 67% 100% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Stillwell Scores; Brett Scores; Tartabull Scores
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 5.

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