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Standings
BOS
@CAL
1
2
 
(14)
TOR
@CLE
5
4
 
(10)
CHW
@DET
5
6
MIN
@KCR
8
2
NYY
@OAK
2
6
MIL
@SEA
7
1
BAL
@TEX
1
8
STL
@CHC
1
4
ATL
@CIN
4
5
SFG
@HOU
5
3
PHI
@MON
4
2
PIT
@NYM
4
1
LAD
@SDP
14
8
Sunday, September 10, 1989, 1:35
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 28,853, Time of Game: 2:34
Twins
8
71-71
 Won 1 
5th, 15½ GB
at Royals
2
82-60
 Lost 1 
2nd, 4½ GB
W: Allan Anderson (15-10)
L: Tom Gordon (16-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  1  0   1  1  0   3  0  2    8 14  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  1   0  1  0    2 11  1

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 0 1 0 0 2 5 .293 .331 .407 .738 21 13 -0.059 0.60 0.001 -0.060 -0.7 1 0
Randy Bush RF 4 2 3 2 0 0 4 .263 .347 .448 .796 5 5 0.150 0.61 0.165 -0.015 1.8 0 0 HR
   John Moses RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .281 .331 .372 .703 4 3 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 0 0
Kirby Puckett CF 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .338 .378 .463 .841 23 12 -0.035 0.46 0.019 -0.055 0.1 5 0 GDP
Kent Hrbek 1B 5 2 2 1 0 1 5 .261 .349 .503 .853 18 13 0.048 0.58 0.082 -0.034 0.9 8 1
Brian Harper C 5 2 4 1 0 0 5 .323 .345 .439 .784 18 13 0.108 0.64 0.116 -0.007 2.7 8 0 2B
Paul Sorrento DH 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .000 .500 .000 .500 12 5 -0.013 1.19 0.006 -0.019 -0.2
   Gene Larkin PH 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .259 .349 .353 .703 7 2 -0.008 0.11 0.000 -0.008 -0.5 IW
Terry Jorgensen 3B 4 0 0 2 1 0 5 .000 .200 .000 .200 19 9 -0.014 0.72 0.029 -0.042 0.7 1 2
Chip Hale 2B 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .172 .167 .241 .408 16 14 0.058 0.64 0.110 -0.052 -0.4 1 3 2B
Doug Baker SS 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .281 .365 .391 .755 16 11 -0.007 0.48 0.042 -0.049 -0.6 1 1 2B
Allan Anderson P 2 0
   Mike Cook P 0 0
   Jeff Reardon P 0 0
Team Totals 41 8 14 7 4 5 45 .341 .400 .488 .888 159 100 0.226 0.60 0.570 -0.343 3.7 27 7
2B: C Hale (2, off T Gordon); D Baker (5, off T Gordon); B Harper (17, off C Leibrandt).
HR: R Bush (13, off T Gordon, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
IBB: G Larkin (6, by C Leibrandt).
TB: R Bush 6; B Harper 5; C Hale 2; D Baker 2; K Hrbek 2; K Puckett 2; D Gladden.
GIDP: K Puckett (18).
RBI: T Jorgensen 2 (2); R Bush 2 (49); K Hrbek (66); C Hale (3); B Harper (52).
2-out RBI: C Hale; R Bush.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 4 for 16.

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kevin Seitzer 3B 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .278 .386 .328 .713 15 10 0.063 0.51 0.089 -0.025 0.4 1 1 2B
Willie Wilson CF 5 0 2 0 0 2 5 .252 .301 .351 .653 18 12 -0.042 0.63 0.032 -0.073 -0.5 3 0 2B
George Brett 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .268 .350 .426 .776 11 8 -0.100 0.93 0.000 -0.100 -1.1 8 1
Bo Jackson DH 4 2 3 0 0 1 4 .266 .318 .528 .846 17 11 0.094 0.95 0.130 -0.036 1.0 2B
Jim Eisenreich LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .300 .349 .446 .795 12 6 -0.010 1.30 0.076 -0.085 -0.3 1 0
Danny Tartabull RF 4 0 2 2 0 1 4 .283 .376 .458 .833 10 7 0.014 1.29 0.103 -0.089 1.0 3 0
Kurt Stillwell SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .276 .341 .406 .747 7 6 -0.086 1.31 0.025 -0.110 -0.7 2 3 SB
Frank White 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .258 .312 .324 .636 15 11 -0.143 1.29 0.000 -0.143 -1.3 4 5
Mike Macfarlane C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .241 .276 .328 .604 8 6 -0.062 0.82 0.000 -0.062 -0.7 4 1
   Bill Buckner PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .211 .238 .261 .499 3 2 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.2
Tom Gordon P 1 0
   Rick Luecken P 0 0
   Jerry Don Gleaton P 0 0
   Terry Leach P 0 1
   Charlie Leibrandt P 0 0
Team Totals 38 2 11 2 0 8 38 .289 .289 .368 .658 116 79 -0.274 0.97 0.455 -0.725 -2.3 27 12
2B: K Seitzer (17, off A Anderson); W Wilson (14, off A Anderson); B Jackson (14, off A Anderson).
TB: B Jackson 4; W Wilson 3; K Seitzer 3; D Tartabull 2; K Stillwell; J Eisenreich.
RBI: D Tartabull 2 (57).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Stillwell-F White-G Brett.
E: K Seitzer (20).
Baserunning
SB: K Stillwell (8, 2nd base off A Anderson/B Harper).

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
Allan Anderson, W (15-10) 6 8 1 1 0 5 0 3.70 26 80 54 32 11 11 10 11 5 0 57 0.246 1.27 1.9
Mike Cook 2 3 1 1 0 2 0 4.41 9 25 17 11 3 3 4 3 1 0 0 0 0.024 0.38 -0.0
Jeff Reardon 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.10 3 11 8 6 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.04 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 2 2 0 8 0 2.00 38 116 79 49 15 15 14 16 6 0 57 0 0 0.273 0.97 2.3

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
Tom Gordon, L (16-7) 6.1 9 5 5 2 4 1 3.41 29 96 64 41 11 12 10 13 7 0 37 -0.162 0.83 -1.3
Rick Luecken 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 3.68 3 13 6 5 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 -0.071 0.54 -2.5
Jerry Don Gleaton 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.71 2 8 4 3 0 1 0 2 1 0 2 0 0.014 0.22 1.2
Terry Leach 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.92 4 16 12 8 0 4 0 4 2 0 0 0 0.003 0.04 0.5
Charlie Leibrandt 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 5.25 7 26 14 9 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 -0.011 0.06 -1.5
Team Totals 9 14 8 7 4 5 1 7.00 45 159 100 66 13 21 16 20 11 0 37 3 1 -0.227 0.60 -3.7
R Luecken faced 3 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: T Gordon (12).
HBP: None.
IBB: C Leibrandt (4; G Larkin).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim McClelland, 1B - Drew Coble, 2B - Joe Brinkman, 3B - Terry Cooney.
Time of Game: 2:34.
Attendance: 28,853.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 69° F, Wind 0mph, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Dan Gladden LF 1 Kevin Seitzer 3B
2 Randy Bush RF 2 Willie Wilson CF
3 Kirby Puckett CF 3 George Brett 1B
4 Kent Hrbek 1B 4 Bo Jackson DH
5 Brian Harper C 5 Jim Eisenreich LF
6 Paul Sorrento DH 6 Danny Tartabull RF
7 Terry Jorgensen 3B 7 Kurt Stillwell SS
8 Chip Hale 2B 8 Frank White 2B
9 Doug Baker SS 9 Mike Macfarlane C
Allan Anderson P Tom Gordon P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  R MIN C. Hale T. Gordon 11% 59% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Harper Scores
t5 2-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R MIN R. Bush T. Gordon 9% 83% Home Run (Line Drive)
b6 0-3 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  R KCR D. Tartabull A. Anderson -8% 75% Single to LF (Fly Ball); Jackson Scores
b4 0-2 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  KCR J. Eisenreich A. Anderson -8% 58% Single to CF (Line Drive); Jackson to 2B
b4 0-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. Tartabull A. Anderson 7% 65% Popfly: SS

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' Tom Gordon facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN D. Gladden T. Gordon -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Bush T. Gordon -2% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  MIN K. Puckett T. Gordon 1% 48% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN K. Hrbek T. Gordon -2% 45% Groundout: SS unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Allan Anderson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR K. Seitzer A. Anderson -6% 39% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR W. Wilson A. Anderson 4% 43% Bunt Lineout: P
b1 0-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR G. Brett A. Anderson 3% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Seitzer to 3B
b1 0-0 2 --3 7,(3-2)  O KCR B. Jackson A. Anderson 4% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Tom Gordon facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN B. Harper T. Gordon 4% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN P. Sorrento T. Gordon -2% 52% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Harper to 2B
t2 0-0 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  O MIN T. Jorgensen T. Gordon -4% 48% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  R MIN C. Hale T. Gordon 11% 59% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Harper Scores
t2 1-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Baker T. Gordon -3% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Allan Anderson facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Eisenreich A. Anderson 2% 59% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 0-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull A. Anderson 2% 61% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR K. Stillwell A. Anderson -1% 59% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b2 0-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR F. White A. Anderson -1% 58% Stillwell Steals 2B; Stillwell to 2B
b2 0-1 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR F. White A. Anderson 4% 62% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Tom Gordon facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O MIN D. Gladden T. Gordon -2% 60% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t3 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN R. Bush T. Gordon 2% 62% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t3 1-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO MIN K. Puckett T. Gordon -5% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Allan Anderson facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Macfarlane A. Anderson 3% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR K. Seitzer A. Anderson 2% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR W. Wilson A. Anderson -3% 59% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b3 0-1 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR G. Brett A. Anderson 4% 63% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Tom Gordon facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN K. Hrbek T. Gordon 4% 66% Single to RF (Line Drive); Hrbek to 1B
t4 1-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN B. Harper T. Gordon 5% 72% Single to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line); Hrbek to 2B
t4 1-0 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O MIN P. Sorrento T. Gordon -0% 72% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Hrbek to 3B; Harper to 2B
t4 1-0 1 -23 4,(1-2)  RO MIN T. Jorgensen T. Gordon 1% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B); Hrbek Scores; Harper to 3B
t4 2-0 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O MIN C. Hale T. Gordon -3% 70% Groundout: 1B-P (Deep 1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Allan Anderson facing 4-5-6
b4 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR B. Jackson A. Anderson -5% 65% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b4 0-2 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  KCR J. Eisenreich A. Anderson -8% 58% Single to CF (Line Drive); Jackson to 2B
b4 0-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. Tartabull A. Anderson 7% 65% Popfly: SS
b4 0-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR K. Stillwell A. Anderson 5% 70% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Jackson to 3B
b4 0-2 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  O KCR F. White A. Anderson 6% 76% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Tom Gordon facing 9-1-2
t5 2-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN D. Baker T. Gordon -2% 74% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Gladden T. Gordon -1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t5 2-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R MIN R. Bush T. Gordon 9% 83% Home Run (Line Drive)
t5 3-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN K. Puckett T. Gordon -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Allan Anderson facing 9-1-2
b5 0-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane A. Anderson 3% 84% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR K. Seitzer A. Anderson -3% 82% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b5 0-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR W. Wilson A. Anderson 3% 85% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-3 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O KCR G. Brett A. Anderson 2% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Tom Gordon facing 4-5-6
t6 3-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN K. Hrbek T. Gordon -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t6 3-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN B. Harper T. Gordon -1% 85% Lineout: RF
t6 3-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN P. Sorrento T. Gordon 1% 86% Walk
t6 3-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN T. Jorgensen T. Gordon 1% 87% Walk; Sorrento to 2B
t6 3-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O MIN C. Hale T. Gordon -2% 85% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Allan Anderson facing 4-5-6
b6 0-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR B. Jackson A. Anderson -7% 78% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b6 0-3 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  O KCR J. Eisenreich A. Anderson 5% 83% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b6 0-3 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  R KCR D. Tartabull A. Anderson -8% 75% Single to LF (Fly Ball); Jackson Scores
b6 1-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR K. Stillwell A. Anderson 4% 79% Flyball: CF
b6 1-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR F. White A. Anderson 3% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Tom Gordon facing 9-1-2
t7 3-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN D. Baker T. Gordon 4% 87% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
t7 3-1 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  O MIN D. Gladden T. Gordon -0% 86% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); Baker to 3B
t7 3-1 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R MIN R. Bush T. Gordon 4% 90% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); Baker Scores
t7 4-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN K. Puckett T. Gordon 1% 91% Wild Pitch; Bush to 2B
Rick Luecken replaces Tom Gordon pitching
t7 4-1 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  MIN K. Puckett R. Luecken 1% 91% Walk; Puckett to 1B
t7 4-1 1 12- 6,(3-2)  R MIN K. Hrbek R. Luecken 5% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Bush Scores; Puckett to 3B
t7 5-1 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  R MIN B. Harper R. Luecken 2% 98% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Puckett Scores; Hrbek to 3B
Jerry Don Gleaton replaces Rick Luecken pitching
Gene Larkin pinch hits for Paul Sorrento (DH) batting 6th
t7 6-1 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  O MIN G. Larkin J. Gleaton -1% 97% Popfly: 3B
t7 6-1 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  O MIN T. Jorgensen J. Gleaton -1% 97% Lineout: 2B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-6, Twins' Mike Cook facing 9-1-2
Mike Cook replaces Allan Anderson pitching
John Moses replaces Randy Bush playing RF batting 2nd
b7 1-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Macfarlane M. Cook 1% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b7 1-6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer M. Cook 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b7 1-6 2 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR W. Wilson M. Cook -0% 98% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b7 1-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR G. Brett M. Cook 1% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-1, Royals' Terry Leach facing 8-9-1
Terry Leach replaces Jerry Don Gleaton pitching
t8 6-1 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O MIN C. Hale T. Leach -0% 98% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t8 6-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN D. Baker T. Leach -0% 98% Lineout: P-1B
t8 6-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN D. Gladden T. Leach 0% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t8 6-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN J. Moses T. Leach -0% 98% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-6, Twins' Mike Cook facing 4-5-6
b8 1-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR B. Jackson M. Cook -1% 97% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b8 1-6 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Eisenreich M. Cook 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Jackson to 2B
b8 1-6 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  R KCR D. Tartabull M. Cook -2% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Jackson Scores
b8 2-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR K. Stillwell M. Cook 2% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Tartabull to 2B
b8 2-6 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR F. White M. Cook 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 6, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 6-2, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 3-4-5
Charlie Leibrandt replaces Terry Leach pitching
t9 6-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN K. Puckett C. Leibrandt 0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 6-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN K. Hrbek C. Leibrandt -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
t9 6-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  MIN B. Harper C. Leibrandt 1% 99% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Hrbek to 3B
t9 6-2 1 -23 4,(3-0)  MIN G. Larkin C. Leibrandt 0% 99% Intentional Walk; Larkin to 1B
t9 6-2 1 123 1,(0-0)  RR MIN T. Jorgensen C. Leibrandt 1% 100% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball); Hrbek Scores; Harper Scores/unER/No RBI; Larkin to 2B; Jorgensen to 1B
t9 8-2 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O MIN C. Hale C. Leibrandt -0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Larkin to 3B
t9 8-2 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  O MIN D. Baker C. Leibrandt -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 8, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-8, Twins' Jeff Reardon facing 9-1-2
Jeff Reardon replaces Mike Cook pitching
Bill Buckner pinch hits for Mike Macfarlane (C) batting 9th
b9 2-8 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Buckner J. Reardon 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 2-8 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer J. Reardon 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b9 2-8 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR W. Wilson J. Reardon 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 8, Royals 2.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • 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.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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