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@CAL
5
13
BOS
@KCR
8
6
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@MIN
8
1
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@NYY
4
3
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@OAK
2
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@TEX
2
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@ATL
4
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@CHC
3
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@CIN
9
1
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5
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@MON
2
1
STL
@PHI
15
3
Sunday, April 9, 1989, 1:35
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 25,637, Time of Game: 3:05
Red Sox
8
1-4
 Won 1 
6th, 3 GB
at Royals
6
4-2
 Lost 1 
2nd, ½ GB
W: John Dopson (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   2  0  0   6  0  0    8 13  1
Royals          3  1  0   0  0  1   0  0  1    6 11  3

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 5 1 4 0 0 0 5 .429 .500 .476 .976 21 15 0.192 1.18 0.214 -0.022 1.7 1 1
Marty Barrett 2B 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .263 .286 .316 .602 20 14 -0.139 1.66 0.116 -0.255 -1.5 2 2
Ellis Burks CF 5 2 2 3 0 0 5 .250 .250 .542 .792 14 10 0.407 1.36 0.448 -0.041 2.2 1 0 3B
Mike Greenwell LF 3 2 1 0 2 0 5 .421 .542 .895 1.436 18 8 0.104 1.04 0.137 -0.033 1.3 1 0
Jim Rice DH 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .304 .304 .478 .783 11 9 0.125 1.24 0.213 -0.088 1.7 2B,GDP
Dwight Evans RF 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .150 .292 .200 .492 19 12 0.030 0.72 0.070 -0.040 -0.2 4 0
Nick Esasky 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .318 .350 .668 14 9 -0.010 1.14 0.058 -0.068 -0.2 12 0 2B
Jody Reed SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .158 .200 .158 .358 13 9 -0.193 1.10 0.000 -0.193 -2.0 3 6 GDP
Rick Cerone C 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .250 .333 .500 .833 14 8 0.096 0.87 0.096 0.000 0.8 3 1 2B
   Danny Heep PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Rich Gedman C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .077 .077 .077 .154 1 1 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.2 0 0
Wes Gardner P 0 1
   John Dopson P 0 1
   Bob Stanley P 0 1
   Rob Murphy P 0 0
   Mike Smithson P 0 0
Team Totals 39 8 13 6 3 3 42 .333 .381 .462 .842 145 95 0.608 1.13 1.352 -0.744 3.7 27 13
2B: R Cerone (1, off C Leibrandt); N Esasky (2, off C Leibrandt); J Rice (1, off S Farr).
3B: E Burks (1, off J Montgomery).
TB: E Burks 4; W Boggs 4; J Rice 3; N Esasky 2; R Cerone 2; D Evans; M Barrett; M Greenwell.
GIDP: J Rice (1); J Reed (2).
RBI: E Burks 3 (6); D Evans (2); M Barrett (2); J Rice (5).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 6 for 15.
Fielding
E: J Reed (2).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Eisenreich CF 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .333 .385 .333 .718 18 11 0.173 0.91 0.195 -0.022 1.1 5 0
Kevin Seitzer 3B 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 .273 .360 .318 .678 15 10 -0.030 1.36 0.121 -0.151 0.7 1 0 2B,SB
George Brett 1B 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .217 .269 .217 .487 17 8 0.138 1.30 0.166 -0.028 0.6 5 1
Pat Tabler RF 5 1 1 2 0 1 5 .200 .273 .250 .523 21 14 -0.122 2.08 0.054 -0.176 -0.3 3 0
Bill Buckner DH 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .111 .111 .111 .222 16 11 -0.094 1.51 0.058 -0.152 -0.5
Bo Jackson LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .217 .217 .435 .652 14 11 -0.064 0.77 0.000 -0.064 -1.0 3 1
Bob Boone C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .529 .556 .647 1.203 17 6 0.012 0.64 0.033 -0.021 0.3 4 0 2B,IW
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .214 .294 .357 .651 13 7 0.042 0.77 0.070 -0.028 0.5 4 4
Kurt Stillwell SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .143 .278 .143 .421 12 10 0.001 0.80 0.061 -0.060 -0.3 1 3 CS
   Willie Wilson PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .125 .176 .188 .364 3 3 0.052 0.87 0.052 0.000 0.6 2B
Charlie Leibrandt P 0 0
   Jeff Montgomery P 0 0
   Jerry Don Gleaton P 0 0
   Luis Aquino P 0 1
   Steve Farr P 1 0
Team Totals 37 6 11 5 4 4 41 .297 .366 .378 .744 146 91 0.108 1.15 0.810 -0.702 1.7 27 10
2B: K Seitzer (1, off W Gardner); B Boone (2, off J Dopson); W Wilson (1, off B Stanley).
IBB: B Boone (1, by W Gardner).
TB: K Seitzer 4; B Boone 2; J Eisenreich 2; W Wilson 2; G Brett 2; P Tabler; B Buckner.
RBI: P Tabler 2 (4); K Seitzer (2); B Buckner (1); F White (3).
2-out RBI: P Tabler; F White.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 3. K Stillwell-F White-G Brett 2; B Jackson-B Boone.
E: K Seitzer 3 (4).
Outfield Assists: B Jackson (R Cerone at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: K Seitzer (2, 2nd base off J Dopson/R Cerone).
CS: K Stillwell (1, 2nd base by J Dopson/R Cerone).

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
Wes Gardner 0.2 3 3 3 3 0 0 40.50 8 36 16 14 0 2 3 2 2 0 31 -0.277 1.50 -3.3
John Dopson, W (1-0) 5.2 4 2 1 1 4 0 1.59 22 79 52 29 11 12 11 6 3 0 3 0 -0.027 0.61 0.8
Bob Stanley, H (1) 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 2.57 8 25 18 12 1 5 6 2 1 0 2 0 0.094 1.60 0.3
Rob Murphy 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.38 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 -0.091 2.53 -0.4
Mike Smithson, S (1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.06 2 6 5 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0.193 4.05 0.9
Team Totals 9 11 6 5 4 4 0 5.00 41 148 92 59 12 21 21 12 7 0 31 8 0 -0.108 1.15 -1.7
R Murphy faced 1 batter in the 9th 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
Charlie Leibrandt 6.1 8 5 4 2 1 0 3.29 28 95 61 46 4 11 10 15 5 0 38 0.026 1.18 -0.2
Jeff Montgomery, BS (1), L (2-1) 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 7.36 2 5 5 4 1 0 0 2 2 0 3 3 -0.535 4.17 -3.4
Jerry Don Gleaton 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0.00 1 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.014 1.67 -0.2
Luis Aquino 1.2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 7 26 17 10 2 5 3 2 1 0 2 2 -0.093 0.63 -0.3
Steve Farr 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4 14 11 8 0 3 1 3 2 0 0 0 0.007 0.12 0.5
Team Totals 9 13 8 7 3 3 0 7.00 42 145 95 68 8 19 14 22 10 0 38 6 5 -0.609 1.13 -3.7
J Montgomery faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.
J Gleaton faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: J Dopson (1); L Aquino (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: W Gardner (1; B Boone).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rick Reed, 1B - Mark Johnson, 2B - Dale Scott, 3B - Al Clark.
Time of Game: 3:05.
Attendance: 25,637.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Wade Boggs 3B 1 Jim Eisenreich CF
2 Marty Barrett 2B 2 Kevin Seitzer 3B
3 Ellis Burks CF 3 George Brett 1B
4 Mike Greenwell LF 4 Pat Tabler RF
5 Jim Rice DH 5 Bill Buckner DH
6 Dwight Evans RF 6 Bo Jackson LF
7 Nick Esasky 1B 7 Bob Boone C
8 Jody Reed SS 8 Frank White 2B
9 Rick Cerone C 9 Kurt Stillwell SS
Wes Gardner P Charlie Leibrandt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 3-5 1 123 2,(0-1)  RRR BOS E. Burks J. Montgomery 42% 76% Triple to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Heep Scores; Boggs Scores; Barrett Scores
t5 2-4 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO BOS M. Barrett C. Leibrandt -20% 21% Double Play: Flyball: LF-C
t4 2-4 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO BOS J. Reed C. Leibrandt -13% 21% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t5 2-4 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  BOS W. Boggs C. Leibrandt 12% 41% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Cerone to 3B
t7 2-5 1 123 3,(0-2)  R BOS M. Barrett J. Montgomery 12% 34% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Esasky Scores; Heep to 3B; Boggs to 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' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS W. Boggs C. Leibrandt -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Barrett C. Leibrandt -2% 46% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS E. Burks C. Leibrandt -1% 45% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Wes Gardner facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  KCR J. Eisenreich W. Gardner -4% 42% Single to LF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR K. Seitzer W. Gardner -10% 31% Double to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Eisenreich to 3B
b1 0-0 0 -23 6,(3-2)  KCR G. Brett W. Gardner -2% 29% Walk
b1 0-0 0 123 8,(3-2)  RO KCR P. Tabler W. Gardner 0% 29% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Eisenreich Scores; Seitzer to 3B; Tabler to 1B
b1 1-0 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  R KCR B. Buckner W. Gardner -6% 24% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Seitzer Scores; Tabler to 2B
b1 2-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Jackson W. Gardner 2% 25% Groundout: P-1B; Tabler to 3B; Buckner to 2B
b1 2-0 2 -23 4,(3-0)  KCR B. Boone W. Gardner -1% 25% Intentional Walk
b1 2-0 2 123 5,(3-1)  R KCR F. White W. Gardner -7% 18% Walk; Tabler Scores; Buckner to 3B; Boone to 2B
John Dopson replaces Wes Gardner pitching
b1 3-0 2 123 3,(0-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell J. Dopson 4% 21% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 4-5-6
t2 0-3 0 --- 4,(3-0)  BOS M. Greenwell C. Leibrandt 3% 25% Walk
t2 0-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO BOS J. Rice C. Leibrandt -7% 18% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t2 0-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Evans C. Leibrandt -1% 17% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' John Dopson facing 1-2-3
b2 3-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Eisenreich J. Dopson 1% 18% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
b2 3-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR K. Seitzer J. Dopson -1% 17% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b2 3-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR G. Brett J. Dopson 1% 18% Lineout: RF
b2 3-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR P. Tabler J. Dopson -1% 18% Seitzer Steals 2B
b2 3-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R KCR P. Tabler J. Dopson -5% 12% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Seitzer Scores
b2 4-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Buckner J. Dopson 1% 13% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 7-8-9
t3 0-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS N. Esasky C. Leibrandt -2% 12% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t3 0-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Reed C. Leibrandt -1% 11% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t3 0-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS R. Cerone C. Leibrandt 1% 12% Double to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t3 0-4 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  BOS W. Boggs C. Leibrandt 1% 13% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Deep SS-2B); Cerone to 3B
t3 0-4 2 1-3 7,(2-2)  O BOS M. Barrett C. Leibrandt -3% 10% Lineout: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Red Sox' John Dopson facing 6-7-8
b3 4-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Jackson J. Dopson 1% 11% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
b3 4-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR B. Boone J. Dopson 1% 11% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 4-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR F. White J. Dopson 0% 12% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 3-4-5
t4 0-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS E. Burks C. Leibrandt 3% 14% Single to LF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole)
t4 0-4 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  BOS M. Greenwell C. Leibrandt 5% 19% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Burks to 2B
t4 0-4 0 12- 3,(1-1)  R BOS J. Rice C. Leibrandt 11% 31% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Burks Scores/No RBI; Greenwell to 3B/Adv on E5 (throw); Rice to 1B
t4 1-4 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  R BOS D. Evans C. Leibrandt 7% 38% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Greenwell Scores/unER; Rice to 2B
t4 2-4 0 12- 5,(3-1)  O BOS N. Esasky C. Leibrandt -4% 34% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Rice to 3B
t4 2-4 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO BOS J. Reed C. Leibrandt -13% 21% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Red Sox' John Dopson facing 9-1-2
b4 4-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR K. Stillwell J. Dopson 1% 22% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b4 4-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Eisenreich J. Dopson 1% 23% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 4-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer J. Dopson 1% 24% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 9-1-2
t5 2-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  BOS R. Cerone C. Leibrandt 5% 29% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t5 2-4 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  BOS W. Boggs C. Leibrandt 12% 41% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Cerone to 3B
t5 2-4 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO BOS M. Barrett C. Leibrandt -20% 21% Double Play: Flyball: LF-C
t5 2-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BOS E. Burks C. Leibrandt -3% 18% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Red Sox' John Dopson facing 3-4-5
b5 4-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR G. Brett J. Dopson 1% 19% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b5 4-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR P. Tabler J. Dopson 1% 20% Strikeout Swinging
b5 4-2 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR B. Buckner J. Dopson 1% 21% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 4-5-6
t6 2-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS M. Greenwell C. Leibrandt -3% 18% Lineout: SS
t6 2-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Rice C. Leibrandt -2% 16% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t6 2-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS D. Evans C. Leibrandt -1% 15% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Red Sox' John Dopson facing 6-7-8
b6 4-2 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR B. Jackson J. Dopson 1% 16% Strikeout Swinging
b6 4-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR B. Boone J. Dopson -2% 14% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b6 4-2 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR F. White J. Dopson 2% 15% Groundout: SS-1B; Boone to 3B
b6 4-2 2 --3 4,(0-2)  KCR K. Stillwell J. Dopson 0% 15% E6 on Foul Ball (3B Foul)
b6 4-2 2 --3 7,(1-2)  R KCR K. Stillwell J. Dopson -6% 9% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Boone Scores/unER; Stillwell to 1B
b6 5-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Eisenreich J. Dopson 1% 10% Stillwell Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 5.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 7-8-9
t7 2-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS N. Esasky C. Leibrandt 6% 16% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
t7 2-5 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Reed C. Leibrandt -4% 11% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-5 1 -2- 9,(3-2)  BOS R. Cerone C. Leibrandt 3% 15% Walk
Danny Heep pinch runs for Rick Cerone (C) batting 9th
t7 2-5 1 12- 1,(0-0)  BOS W. Boggs C. Leibrandt 8% 23% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B); Esasky to 3B; Heep to 2B
Jeff Montgomery replaces Charlie Leibrandt pitching
t7 2-5 1 123 3,(0-2)  R BOS M. Barrett J. Montgomery 12% 34% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Esasky Scores; Heep to 3B; Boggs to 2B
t7 3-5 1 123 2,(0-1)  RRR BOS E. Burks J. Montgomery 42% 76% Triple to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Heep Scores; Boggs Scores; Barrett Scores
Jerry Don Gleaton replaces Jeff Montgomery pitching
t7 6-5 1 --3 5,(3-1)  BOS M. Greenwell J. Gleaton 1% 77% Walk
Luis Aquino replaces Jerry Don Gleaton pitching
t7 6-5 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R BOS J. Rice L. Aquino 10% 87% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Burks Scores; Greenwell to 3B
t7 7-5 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R BOS D. Evans L. Aquino 4% 91% Wild Pitch; Greenwell Scores; Rice to 2B
t7 8-5 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Evans L. Aquino -1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
t7 8-5 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O BOS N. Esasky L. Aquino -1% 88% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
6 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 8, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-8, Red Sox' John Dopson facing 1-2-3
Rich Gedman replaces Danny Heep (PR) playing C batting 9th
b7 5-8 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Eisenreich J. Dopson -5% 83% Walk
b7 5-8 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer J. Dopson 4% 88% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
b7 5-8 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR G. Brett J. Dopson -5% 83% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Seitzer to 2B
Bob Stanley replaces John Dopson pitching
b7 5-8 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O KCR P. Tabler B. Stanley 6% 88% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B (SS-3B Hole); Brett to 2B
b7 5-8 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Buckner B. Stanley 5% 93% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 8, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 8-5, Royals' Luis Aquino facing 8-9-1
t8 8-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Reed L. Aquino -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t8 8-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS R. Gedman L. Aquino -0% 92% Flyball: CF
t8 8-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS W. Boggs L. Aquino 0% 93% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t8 8-5 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O BOS M. Barrett L. Aquino -1% 92% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 8, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-8, Red Sox' Bob Stanley facing 6-7-8
b8 5-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Jackson B. Stanley 3% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 5-8 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR B. Boone B. Stanley 2% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b8 5-8 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR F. White B. Stanley 1% 97% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 8, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 8-5, Royals' Steve Farr facing 3-4-5
Steve Farr replaces Luis Aquino pitching
t9 8-5 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS E. Burks S. Farr -0% 97% Lineout: CF
t9 8-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS M. Greenwell S. Farr -0% 96% Groundout: 1B-P
t9 8-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS J. Rice S. Farr 0% 97% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t9 8-5 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Evans S. Farr -1% 96% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 8, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-8, Red Sox' Bob Stanley facing 9-1-2
Willie Wilson pinch hits for Kurt Stillwell (SS) batting 9th
b9 5-8 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR W. Wilson B. Stanley -5% 91% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
b9 5-8 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  KCR J. Eisenreich B. Stanley -11% 80% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Wilson to 3B
b9 5-8 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO KCR K. Seitzer B. Stanley 10% 90% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Wilson Scores; Eisenreich out at 3B/3B-2B
Rob Murphy replaces Bob Stanley pitching
b9 6-8 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR G. Brett R. Murphy -9% 81% Single to CF (Line Drive); Seitzer to 2B
Mike Smithson replaces Rob Murphy pitching
b9 6-8 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR P. Tabler M. Smithson 11% 91% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b9 6-8 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Buckner M. Smithson 9% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 8, Royals 6.

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