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CHW
@BOS
2
8
DET
@CAL
4
5
CLE
@KCR
17
5
MIN
@MIL
1
4
BAL
@OAK
2
3
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@SEA
2
5
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@TEX
4
5
 
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@CHC
5
9
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@HOU
2
3
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@MON
4
12
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@NYM
2
7
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@PIT
4
3
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@PIT
1
2
 
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STL
@SDP
3
2
Sunday, July 23, 1989, 1:34
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 33,991, Time of Game: 3:05
Indians
17
47-49
 Won 2 
2nd, 6 GB
at Royals
5
54-44
 Lost 2 
4th, 5 GB
W: Buddy Black (8-7)
L: Mark Gubicza (9-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         2  0  0   2  5  0   3  3  2   17 16  1
Royals          2  1  0   1  0  1   0  0  0    5 12  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Browne 2B 6 1 2 0 0 0 6 .304 .364 .399 .763 22 15 0.031 0.51 0.083 -0.053 -0.2 2 2 2B
Felix Fermin SS 5 3 3 0 0 1 6 .248 .309 .261 .570 23 14 0.000 0.46 0.027 -0.027 0.2 0 3 SH
Dion James DH 5 3 4 5 1 0 6 .284 .375 .375 .750 17 8 0.297 0.74 0.301 -0.004 4.6 HR,2B
Joe Carter LF 5 2 1 1 1 0 6 .256 .300 .481 .781 27 20 -0.076 0.65 0.009 -0.085 0.7 2 0 2B
Pete O'Brien 1B 4 3 1 0 2 0 6 .286 .395 .429 .823 18 9 -0.013 0.50 0.031 -0.044 0.5 9 0 IW
Albert Belle RF 3 3 2 4 1 1 5 .286 .342 .543 .885 16 8 0.148 0.82 0.171 -0.023 3.9 4 0 3B,HBP
Brad Komminsk CF 5 1 2 4 0 0 5 .321 .375 .571 .946 15 11 0.206 0.82 0.222 -0.016 2.6 3 0 HR,2B,GDP
Brook Jacoby 3B 5 0 1 2 0 0 5 .256 .338 .402 .741 11 7 0.203 0.87 0.218 -0.015 0.7 2 4
Joel Skinner C 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 .272 .318 .330 .648 23 11 -0.065 0.58 0.006 -0.070 -0.2 5 1
Buddy Black P 0 1
   Rich Yett P 0 0
   Steve Davis P 0 0
   Keith Atherton P 0 0
Team Totals 41 17 16 16 7 3 50 .390 .490 .683 1.173 172 103 0.731 0.65 1.068 -0.337 12.7 27 11
2B: J Browne (22, off M Gubicza); B Komminsk (2, off T Leach); J Carter (23, off S Crawford); D James (12, off S Farr).
3B: A Belle (2, off T Leach).
HR: D James (3, off M Gubicza, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep RF Line); B Komminsk (4, off T Leach, 5th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF).
SH: F Fermin (9, off M Gubicza).
IBB: P O'Brien (12, by S Crawford).
HBP: A Belle (1, by S Crawford).
TB: D James 8; B Komminsk 6; A Belle 4; F Fermin 3; J Browne 3; J Carter 2; B Jacoby; P O'Brien.
GIDP: B Komminsk (2).
RBI: D James 5 (21); B Komminsk 4 (20); A Belle 4 (9); B Jacoby 2 (37); J Carter (68).
2-out RBI: B Komminsk 3; B Jacoby 2; A Belle.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 8 for 18.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Fermin-J Browne-P O'Brien.
E: B Black (1).

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 4 0 2 1 1 1 5 .233 .298 .307 .605 22 13 0.203 0.88 0.223 -0.020 1.5 0 0
Kevin Seitzer LF 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .281 .393 .334 .728 21 11 -0.007 0.71 0.056 -0.063 0.0 0 0
Luis de los Santos 1B 5 1 0 0 0 2 5 .231 .268 .282 .550 13 11 -0.142 0.97 0.000 -0.142 -1.8 15 0
Pat Tabler DH 5 1 3 2 0 0 5 .273 .334 .318 .653 17 11 0.182 0.59 0.208 -0.025 2.0 HR,2B
Frank White 2B 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .246 .296 .295 .592 15 9 -0.031 0.45 0.023 -0.054 -0.6 2 5 GDP
Mike Macfarlane C 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .227 .257 .320 .577 2 2 0.056 1.25 0.095 -0.039 0.5 2 0 2B
   Bob Boone C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .282 .360 .349 .709 11 4 0.008 0.16 0.012 -0.004 0.5 2 0
Matt Winters RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .241 .348 .414 .762 18 13 -0.049 0.90 0.038 -0.088 -0.5 2 0 HR
Rey Palacios 3B 2 0 0 1 0 1 3 .139 .200 .250 .450 13 7 -0.014 1.02 0.025 -0.039 -0.2 1 4 SF
   George Brett PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .261 .333 .409 .742 5 2 -0.011 0.40 0.000 -0.011 -0.8
   Brad Wellman SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .269 .276 .546 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
Bill Pecota SS-3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .222 .314 .556 .869 13 10 0.035 0.34 0.046 -0.011 -0.0 2 4 3B
Mark Gubicza P 0 1
   Terry Leach P 0 0
   Steve Crawford P 0 0
   Steve Farr P 0 0
Team Totals 37 5 12 5 4 5 42 .324 .381 .595 .976 150 93 0.230 0.71 0.726 -0.496 0.7 27 15
2B: M Macfarlane (6, off B Black); P Tabler (7, off R Yett).
3B: B Pecota (2, off B Black).
HR: P Tabler (1, off B Black, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF); M Winters (2, off B Black, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
SF: R Palacios (1, off B Black).
TB: P Tabler 7; B Pecota 4; M Winters 4; M Macfarlane 2; K Seitzer 2; W Wilson 2; F White.
GIDP: F White (3).
RBI: P Tabler 2 (29); R Palacios (7); M Winters (9); W Wilson (21).
2-out RBI: P Tabler 2; W Wilson.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. F White-B Wellman-L de los Santos; L de los Santos.
E: L de los Santos (3).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: W Wilson (1st base by B Black).

Cleveland Indians

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
Buddy Black, W (8-7) 5.2 10 5 5 2 5 2 3.65 28 106 68 38 9 21 9 12 6 0 32 -0.252 0.97 -2.3
Rich Yett 0.2 1 0 0 2 0 0 5.06 5 18 7 5 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 -0.003 0.24 -0.8
Steve Davis 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 8.22 6 22 14 10 0 4 1 5 1 0 3 0 0.024 0.17 2.0
Keith Atherton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.79 3 4 4 3 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 5 5 4 5 2 5.00 42 150 93 56 9 28 13 20 9 0 32 4 0 -0.231 0.71 -0.7

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 (9-8) 4.2 6 8 6 3 2 1 2.96 24 81 48 33 7 8 15 4 1 0 23 -0.515 1.23 -4.0
Terry Leach 1.1 5 4 4 2 0 1 4.72 10 29 18 15 2 1 2 6 5 0 2 2 -0.217 0.28 -5.7
Steve Crawford 2 3 3 3 1 1 0 6.23 10 39 23 16 4 3 6 1 1 0 1 0 0.001 0.02 -1.4
Steve Farr 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 4.34 6 23 14 10 0 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 -1.5
Team Totals 9 16 17 15 7 3 2 15.00 50 172 103 74 13 16 25 14 8 0 23 3 2 -0.731 0.65 -12.7
T Leach faced 4 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: B Black (11).
HBP: S Crawford (1; A Belle).
IBB: S Crawford (1; P O'Brien).
Pickoffs: B Black (3; W Wilson, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim McKean, 1B - Ken Kaiser, 2B - Larry Young, 3B - Jim Joyce.
Time of Game: 3:05.
Attendance: 33,991.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Royals
1 Jerry Browne 2B 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Felix Fermin SS 2 Kevin Seitzer LF
3 Dion James DH 3 Luis de los Santos 1B
4 Joe Carter LF 4 Pat Tabler DH
5 Pete O'Brien 1B 5 Frank White 2B
6 Albert Belle RF 6 Mike Macfarlane C
7 Brad Komminsk CF 7 Matt Winters RF
8 Brook Jacoby 3B 8 Rey Palacios 3B
9 Joel Skinner C 9 Bill Pecota SS
Buddy Black P Mark Gubicza P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 2-3 2 123 3,(1-1)  RR CLE B. Jacoby M. Gubicza 22% 62% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); O'Brien Scores/unER; Belle Scores/unER; Komminsk to 2B
b1 0-2 2 --3 5,(2-2)  RR KCR P. Tabler B. Black -18% 49% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); de los Santos Scores
t5 6-4 2 12- 6,(1-2)  RRR CLE B. Komminsk T. Leach 18% 93% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); O'Brien Scores; Belle Scores
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR CLE D. James M. Gubicza 17% 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Fermin Scores
b4 3-4 2 --3 5,(2-2)  R KCR W. Wilson B. Black -12% 47% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Pecota Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE J. Browne M. Gubicza -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE F. Fermin M. Gubicza 2% 50% Single to C (Ground Ball to Front of Home)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR CLE D. James M. Gubicza 17% 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Fermin Scores
t1 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Carter M. Gubicza -1% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 2-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE P. O'Brien M. Gubicza -1% 66% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR W. Wilson B. Black -4% 62% Walk
b1 0-2 0 1-- 4,(3-1)  KCR K. Seitzer B. Black -5% 57% Wilson Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Wilson to 3B
b1 0-2 0 --3 5,(3-1)  O KCR K. Seitzer B. Black 5% 61% Lineout: 1B
b1 0-2 1 --3 2,(0-1)  O KCR L. de los Santos B. Black 6% 67% Fielder's Choice 3B; Wilson out at Hm/3B-C-P-SS-3B; de los Santos to 3B
b1 0-2 2 --3 5,(2-2)  RR KCR P. Tabler B. Black -18% 49% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); de los Santos Scores
b1 2-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR F. White B. Black 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 6-7-8
t2 2-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE A. Belle M. Gubicza -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t2 2-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE B. Komminsk M. Gubicza -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 2-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE B. Jacoby M. Gubicza -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Indians' Buddy Black facing 6-7-8
b2 2-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Macfarlane B. Black -6% 39% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b2 2-2 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Winters B. Black 4% 43% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-2 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  KCR R. Palacios B. Black -3% 40% Wild Pitch; Macfarlane to 3B
b2 2-2 1 --3 4,(2-1)  RO KCR R. Palacios B. Black -3% 37% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (LF-CF); Macfarlane Scores
b2 3-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR B. Pecota B. Black -1% 36% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b2 3-2 2 1-- 8,(2-2)  O KCR W. Wilson B. Black 2% 38% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 9-1-2
t3 2-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE J. Skinner M. Gubicza -3% 36% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 2-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE J. Browne M. Gubicza -2% 34% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t3 2-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE F. Fermin M. Gubicza -1% 33% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Buddy Black facing 2-3-4
b3 3-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR K. Seitzer B. Black -3% 30% Single to 3B (Bunt to Short 3B Line)
b3 3-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR L. de los Santos B. Black 3% 33% Strikeout Swinging
b3 3-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR P. Tabler B. Black 3% 35% Flyball: RF
b3 3-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR F. White B. Black -2% 33% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Seitzer to 2B
b3 3-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Macfarlane B. Black 4% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 3-4-5
Bob Boone replaces Mike Macfarlane playing C batting 6th
t4 2-3 0 --- 4,(3-0)  CLE D. James M. Gubicza 5% 42% Walk
t4 2-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE J. Carter M. Gubicza -4% 37% Foul Popfly: C (1B-C Foul)
t4 2-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE P. O'Brien M. Gubicza -4% 34% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B)
t4 2-3 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  CLE A. Belle M. Gubicza 3% 36% Walk; O'Brien to 2B
t4 2-3 2 12- 5,(2-2)  CLE B. Komminsk M. Gubicza 4% 40% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); O'Brien to 3B; Belle to 2B
t4 2-3 2 123 3,(1-1)  RR CLE B. Jacoby M. Gubicza 22% 62% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); O'Brien Scores/unER; Belle Scores/unER; Komminsk to 2B
t4 4-3 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O CLE J. Skinner M. Gubicza -4% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Indians' Buddy Black facing 7-8-9
b4 3-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Winters B. Black 3% 61% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 3-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR R. Palacios B. Black 2% 63% Flyball: CF
b4 3-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR B. Pecota B. Black -4% 59% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b4 3-4 2 --3 5,(2-2)  R KCR W. Wilson B. Black -12% 47% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Pecota Scores
b4 4-4 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR K. Seitzer B. Black -2% 45% Walk; Wilson to 2B
b4 4-4 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR L. de los Santos B. Black 5% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
t5 4-4 0 --- 6,(1-2)  CLE J. Browne M. Gubicza 8% 58% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t5 4-4 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  O CLE F. Fermin M. Gubicza -2% 57% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Browne to 3B
t5 4-4 1 --3 3,(2-0)  R CLE D. James M. Gubicza 8% 65% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Browne Scores
t5 5-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CLE J. Carter M. Gubicza -3% 62% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
t5 5-4 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  CLE P. O'Brien M. Gubicza 2% 64% Walk; James to 2B
t5 5-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R CLE A. Belle M. Gubicza 12% 76% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); James Scores; O'Brien to 2B
Terry Leach replaces Mark Gubicza pitching
t5 6-4 2 12- 6,(1-2)  RRR CLE B. Komminsk T. Leach 18% 93% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); O'Brien Scores; Belle Scores
t5 9-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE B. Jacoby T. Leach -0% 93% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 9, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-9, Indians' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
b5 4-9 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR P. Tabler B. Black -2% 91% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b5 4-9 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR F. White B. Black 4% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-2B)
b5 4-9 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR B. Boone B. Black 0% 96% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 9, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 9-4, Royals' Terry Leach facing 9-1-2
t6 9-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE J. Skinner T. Leach 1% 96% Walk
t6 9-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO CLE J. Browne T. Leach -1% 95% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
t6 9-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE F. Fermin T. Leach 0% 95% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
t6 9-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE D. James T. Leach -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 9, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-9, Indians' Buddy Black facing 7-8-9
b6 4-9 0 --- 5,(1-2)  R KCR M. Winters B. Black -4% 91% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b6 5-9 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR R. Palacios B. Black 2% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b6 5-9 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Pecota B. Black 1% 94% Lineout: RF
b6 5-9 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR W. Wilson B. Black -1% 93% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
Rich Yett replaces Buddy Black pitching
b6 5-9 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR K. Seitzer R. Yett 2% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 9, Royals 5.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 9-5, Royals' Terry Leach facing 4-5-6
t7 9-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE J. Carter T. Leach 1% 95% Walk
t7 9-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE P. O'Brien T. Leach 1% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Carter to 2B
t7 9-5 0 12- 3,(1-1)  RR CLE A. Belle T. Leach 3% 99% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Carter Scores; O'Brien Scores
t7 11-5 0 --3 1,(0-0)  R CLE B. Komminsk T. Leach 0% 99% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Belle Scores
Steve Crawford replaces Terry Leach pitching
t7 12-5 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  O CLE B. Jacoby S. Crawford -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t7 12-5 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O CLE J. Skinner S. Crawford -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t7 12-5 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CLE J. Browne S. Crawford -0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 12, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-12, Indians' Rich Yett facing 3-4-5
b7 5-12 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR L. de los Santos R. Yett 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b7 5-12 1 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR P. Tabler R. Yett -0% 99% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b7 5-12 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR F. White R. Yett -1% 98% Walk
b7 5-12 1 12- 4,(3-0)  KCR B. Boone R. Yett -1% 97% Walk; Tabler to 3B; White to 2B
Steve Davis replaces Rich Yett pitching
b7 5-12 1 123 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Winters S. Davis 1% 99% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
George Brett pinch hits for Rey Palacios (3B) batting 8th
b7 5-12 2 123 5,(3-1)  O KCR G. Brett S. Davis 1% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 12, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 12-5, Royals' Steve Crawford facing 2-3-4
Bill Pecota moves from SS to 3B
Brad Wellman replaces George Brett (PH) playing SS batting 8th
t8 12-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE F. Fermin S. Crawford 0% 100% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t8 12-5 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  CLE D. James S. Crawford 0% 100% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Fermin to 2B
t8 12-5 0 12- 12,(2-2)  R CLE J. Carter S. Crawford 0% 100% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Fermin Scores; James to 3B
t8 13-5 0 -23 4,(3-0)  CLE P. O'Brien S. Crawford 0% 100% Intentional Walk
t8 13-5 0 123 1,(0-0)  R CLE A. Belle S. Crawford 0% 100% Hit By Pitch; James Scores; Carter to 3B; O'Brien to 2B
t8 14-5 0 123 2,(1-0)  ROO CLE B. Komminsk S. Crawford 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Carter Scores; O'Brien to 3B
t8 15-5 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O CLE B. Jacoby S. Crawford -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 15, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-15, Indians' Steve Davis facing 9-1-2
b8 5-15 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR B. Pecota S. Davis 0% 100% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b8 5-15 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR W. Wilson S. Davis 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b8 5-15 2 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR K. Seitzer S. Davis 0% 100% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b8 5-15 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR L. de los Santos S. Davis 0% 100% Lineout: 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 15, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 15-5, Royals' Steve Farr facing 9-1-2
Steve Farr replaces Steve Crawford pitching
t9 15-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE J. Skinner S. Farr 0% 100% Walk
t9 15-5 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  CLE J. Browne S. Farr 0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Skinner to 2B
t9 15-5 0 12- 7,(2-2)  O CLE F. Fermin S. Farr 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Skinner to 3B
t9 15-5 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  RR CLE D. James S. Farr 0% 100% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Skinner Scores; Fermin Scores
t9 17-5 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CLE J. Carter S. Farr 0% 100% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
t9 17-5 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CLE P. O'Brien S. Farr 0% 100% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 17, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-17, Indians' Keith Atherton facing 4-5-6
Keith Atherton replaces Steve Davis pitching
b9 5-17 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR P. Tabler K. Atherton 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b9 5-17 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR F. White K. Atherton 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b9 5-17 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Boone K. Atherton 0% 100% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 17, Royals 5.

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