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Standings
CHW
@BAL
11
1
NYY
@CAL
6
7
DET
@CLE
0
1
TEX
@KCR
5
6
TOR
@MIN
2
8
MIL
@OAK
7
6
BOS
@SEA
3
5
MON
@CHC
0
2
CIN
@LAD
4
5
NYM
@PHI
1
2
HOU
@SDP
0
9
ATL
@SFG
6
5
PIT
@STL
5
2
Tuesday, September 12, 1989, 7:35
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 19,477, Time of Game: 3:16
Rangers
5
73-70
 Lost 1 
4th, 13½ GB
at Royals
6
84-60
 Won 2 
2nd, 3 GB
W: Rick Luecken (2-0)
L: Kenny Rogers (2-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  0   0  4  0   0  0  1    5 12  1
Royals          2  0  1   0  0  0   1  0  2    6  9  0
Winning Run scored with 0 outs

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Fred Manrique SS 5 0 2 2 0 0 5 .304 .338 .410 .749 14 9 0.330 1.63 0.502 -0.171 0.3 1 2 2B,GDP
Rafael Palmeiro 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .273 .347 .373 .721 6 4 -0.029 0.60 0.000 -0.029 -0.3 3 0
   Mike Stanley PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .240 .321 .253 .575 7 5 -0.036 1.29 0.000 -0.036 -0.3 6 0
   Geno Petralli PH-C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .311 .372 .417 .789 6 3 -0.073 1.40 0.000 -0.073 -0.5 0 0
Harold Baines DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .317 .406 .484 .890 14 9 -0.076 0.77 0.000 -0.076 -0.6
Ruben Sierra RF 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .309 .352 .552 .904 10 7 0.125 0.87 0.142 -0.017 0.9 0 0 3B
Julio Franco 2B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .317 .389 .466 .855 16 8 0.019 1.73 0.096 -0.077 0.1 4 0 GDP,IW
Rick Leach LF 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .276 .360 .360 .720 7 4 0.085 1.37 0.094 -0.010 0.7 0 0
   Juan Gonzalez PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .130 .200 .130 .330 3 3 -0.025 0.90 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 0 0
   Cecil Espy PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .248 .300 .318 .618 1 1 -0.106 3.88 0.000 -0.106 -0.5 0 0
Pete Incaviglia CF-LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .223 .277 .429 .706 17 11 -0.130 1.85 0.037 -0.166 -0.8 1 0
Scott Coolbaugh 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .188 .235 .375 .610 5 4 -0.016 0.66 0.000 -0.016 -0.2 0 1
   Thad Bosley PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .200 .259 .320 .579 2 2 0.107 3.24 0.107 0.000 1.0
   Steve Buechele 3B 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .244 .302 .410 .712 9 7 0.053 1.64 0.096 -0.043 0.8 1 2
Chad Kreuter C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .152 .266 .234 .501 5 3 -0.010 0.41 0.000 -0.010 -0.1 6 2
   Jack Daugherty PH-1B 2 1 1 2 1 1 3 .319 .362 .436 .798 11 5 0.127 2.09 0.272 -0.145 0.4 2 0 2B,CS
Nolan Ryan P 0 1
   Kenny Rogers P 0 0
Team Totals 36 5 12 5 2 5 38 .333 .368 .444 .813 133 85 0.345 1.48 1.346 -1.000 0.7 24 8
2B: J Daugherty (4, off T Leach); F Manrique (22, off R Luecken).
3B: R Sierra (13, off R Luecken).
IBB: J Franco (11, by R Luecken).
TB: R Sierra 5; F Manrique 3; J Franco 2; J Daugherty 2; S Buechele; T Bosley; P Incaviglia; R Leach.
GIDP: J Franco (25); F Manrique (8).
RBI: F Manrique 2 (43); J Daugherty 2 (10); T Bosley (6).
2-out RBI: F Manrique.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Fielding
E: F Manrique (17).
Baserunning
CS: J Daugherty (1, Home by J Gleaton/B Boone).

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 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .278 .384 .326 .711 23 16 0.089 1.34 0.144 -0.056 1.0 0 3 SB
Willie Wilson CF 4 1 0 0 0 3 4 .250 .300 .347 .647 22 17 -0.059 1.61 0.092 -0.151 -0.3 2 0 SB
George Brett 1B 4 1 4 2 0 0 4 .278 .360 .434 .793 17 11 0.389 1.53 0.389 0.000 2.7 11 1
Bo Jackson LF 4 0 0 1 0 2 4 .267 .319 .524 .843 17 10 -0.134 1.65 0.022 -0.155 -1.2 3 0
Jim Eisenreich RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .297 .347 .445 .793 17 9 -0.117 1.02 0.009 -0.125 -1.0 0 0 CS
Danny Tartabull DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .278 .371 .449 .821 16 10 -0.087 0.88 0.000 -0.087 -0.8
Kurt Stillwell SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .273 .337 .401 .738 20 12 -0.062 0.62 0.000 -0.062 -0.5 3 2
Frank White 2B 4 0 2 0 0 2 4 .262 .314 .329 .643 15 11 0.193 1.44 0.249 -0.056 0.4 2 6 2B
   Bill Pecota PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .262 .395 .657 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Bob Boone C 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 .267 .353 .317 .669 15 4 0.067 0.79 0.078 -0.010 0.4 6 0
   Gary Thurman PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .308 .256 .564 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Rey Palacios C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .196 .238 .434 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bill Buckner PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .238 .261 .499 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Pat Tabler PH 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 .265 .332 .318 .649 7 4 0.563 4.36 0.563 0.000 1.4 HR
Mark Gubicza P 0 2
   Terry Leach P 0 0
   Jerry Don Gleaton P 0 0
   Rick Luecken P 0 0
Team Totals 33 6 9 5 3 13 36 .273 .333 .394 .727 169 104 0.842 1.32 1.546 -0.702 2.1 27 14
2B: F White (21, off N Ryan).
HR: P Tabler (2, off K Rogers, 9th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: P Tabler 4; G Brett 4; F White 3; K Seitzer 2.
RBI: G Brett 2 (68); P Tabler 2 (38); B Jackson (93).
2-out RBI: G Brett.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. K Stillwell-F White-G Brett 2.
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (23, 2nd base off N Ryan/C Kreuter); K Seitzer (15, 2nd base off N Ryan/C Kreuter).
CS: J Eisenreich (8, 2nd base by N Ryan/C Kreuter).

Texas Rangers

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
Nolan Ryan 8 8 5 3 3 13 0 3.39 35 164 101 52 26 21 13 6 1 0 60 -0.280 1.25 -0.8
Kenny Rogers, BS (3), L (2-4) 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3.26 1 7 4 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 -0.563 4.36 -1.4
Team Totals 8 9 6 4 3 13 1 4.50 36 171 105 55 27 21 13 7 2 0 60 1 1 -0.843 1.32 -2.1
N Ryan 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
Mark Gubicza 4 4 3 3 0 1 0 2.79 15 49 34 21 4 8 8 6 3 0 43 -0.008 0.90 0.1
Terry Leach 0.1 3 1 1 0 1 0 4.00 4 11 7 5 1 1 1 2 1 0 3 3 -0.363 3.05 -2.9
Jerry Don Gleaton 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 6.35 8 37 26 15 6 4 3 2 2 0 2 0 0.102 1.13 1.0
Rick Luecken, W (2-0) 2.2 2 1 1 2 0 0 3.63 11 36 18 11 3 3 4 5 3 0 2 0 -0.074 2.00 1.1
Team Totals 9 12 5 5 2 5 0 5.00 38 133 85 52 14 16 16 15 9 0 43 7 3 -0.343 1.48 -0.7
M Gubicza faced 3 batters in the 5th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: N Ryan 2 (18).
HBP: None.
IBB: R Luecken (3; J Franco).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Vic Voltaggio, 1B - Jim McKean, 2B - Ken Kaiser, 3B - Derryl Cousins.
Time of Game: 3:16.
Attendance: 19,477.
Field Condition: Soaked.
Start Time Weather: 48° F, Wind 10mph in from Leftfield, Overcast, Rain.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 4-5 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  RR KCR P. Tabler K. Rogers 56% 100% Home Run (Line Drive); Pecota Scores
t9 4-4 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  R TEX F. Manrique R. Luecken -40% 17% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Daugherty Scores; Manrique to 2B
b7 3-4 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R KCR G. Brett N. Ryan 25% 59% Single to LF (Line Drive); Thurman Scores; Seitzer to 3B; Brett to 1B
b9 4-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR F. White N. Ryan 24% 44% Double to LF (Ground Ball); White to 2B
t5 1-3 1 123 3,(2-0)  RR TEX J. Daugherty T. Leach -24% 38% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Franco Scores; Leach Scores; Bosley to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX F. Manrique M. Gubicza 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX R. Palmeiro M. Gubicza 2% 54% Lineout: SS
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX H. Baines M. Gubicza 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer N. Ryan -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR W. Wilson N. Ryan 2% 55% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball); Wilson to 1B
b1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR G. Brett N. Ryan 2% 57% Wilson Steals 2B; Wilson to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  KCR G. Brett N. Ryan 5% 61% Single to P (Ground Ball to P's Left); Wilson to 3B; Brett to 1B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  R KCR B. Jackson N. Ryan 5% 67% Wild Pitch; Wilson Scores/unER; Brett to 2B
b1 1-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  KCR B. Jackson N. Ryan 3% 69% Wild Pitch; Brett to 3B
b1 1-0 1 --3 5,(2-2)  RO KCR B. Jackson N. Ryan 2% 71% Groundout: P-1B; Brett Scores/unER
b1 2-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Eisenreich N. Ryan 1% 72% Walk; Eisenreich to 1B
b1 2-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. Tartabull N. Ryan -2% 71% Eisenreich Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX R. Sierra M. Gubicza -4% 67% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 2B); Sierra to 1B
t2 0-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO TEX J. Franco M. Gubicza 8% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t2 0-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX R. Leach M. Gubicza 1% 75% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Nolan Ryan facing 6-7-8
b2 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. Tartabull N. Ryan -2% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell N. Ryan -1% 73% Strikeout Looking
b2 2-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR F. White N. Ryan -1% 72% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX P. Incaviglia M. Gubicza 2% 74% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O TEX S. Coolbaugh M. Gubicza 2% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B (Deep 3B)
t3 0-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX C. Kreuter M. Gubicza 1% 77% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Nolan Ryan facing 9-1-2
b3 2-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR B. Boone N. Ryan 2% 80% Walk; Boone to 1B
b3 2-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR K. Seitzer N. Ryan 6% 86% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Boone to 3B; Seitzer to 1B
b3 2-0 0 1-3 4,(2-1)  KCR W. Wilson N. Ryan 1% 86% Seitzer Steals 2B; Seitzer to 2B
b3 2-0 0 -23 10,(2-2)  O KCR W. Wilson N. Ryan -3% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-0 1 -23 6,(3-2)  R KCR G. Brett N. Ryan 5% 88% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Boone Scores; Seitzer to 3B; Brett to 1B
b3 3-0 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Jackson N. Ryan -3% 85% Strikeout Swinging
b3 3-0 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Eisenreich N. Ryan -2% 82% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
t4 0-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX F. Manrique M. Gubicza 2% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t4 0-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX R. Palmeiro M. Gubicza 1% 86% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t4 0-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX H. Baines M. Gubicza 1% 87% Groundout: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Rangers' Nolan Ryan facing 6-7-8
b4 3-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull N. Ryan -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
b4 3-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR K. Stillwell N. Ryan -1% 85% Popfly: SS
b4 3-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR F. White N. Ryan 1% 86% Single to 1B (Ground Ball)
b4 3-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O KCR B. Boone N. Ryan -1% 85% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 4-5-6
t5 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  TEX R. Sierra M. Gubicza -4% 81% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t5 0-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  TEX J. Franco M. Gubicza -7% 74% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Sierra to 2B
t5 0-3 0 12- 2,(1-0)  TEX R. Leach M. Gubicza -9% 65% Single to 2B (Fly Ball to Short RF); Sierra to 3B; Franco to 2B
Terry Leach replaces Mark Gubicza pitching
t5 0-3 0 123 5,(2-2)  O TEX P. Incaviglia T. Leach 8% 73% Strikeout Swinging
Thad Bosley pinch hits for Scott Coolbaugh (3B) batting 8th
t5 0-3 1 123 2,(0-1)  R TEX T. Bosley T. Leach -11% 62% Single to CF (Line Drive); Sierra Scores; Franco to 3B; Leach to 2B
Jack Daugherty pinch hits for Chad Kreuter (C) batting 9th
t5 1-3 1 123 3,(2-0)  RR TEX J. Daugherty T. Leach -24% 38% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Franco Scores; Leach Scores; Bosley to 3B
t5 3-3 1 -23 1,(0-0)  R TEX F. Manrique T. Leach -10% 28% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Bosley Scores; Daugherty to 3B
Jerry Don Gleaton replaces Terry Leach pitching
Mike Stanley pinch hits for Rafael Palmeiro (1B) batting 2nd
t5 4-3 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  O TEX M. Stanley J. Gleaton 9% 37% Daugherty Caught Stealing Hm (C); Manrique to 2B
t5 4-3 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  O TEX M. Stanley J. Gleaton 4% 41% Strikeout Looking
4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Rangers' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
Mike Stanley moves from PH to C
Jack Daugherty moves from PH to 1B
Steve Buechele replaces Thad Bosley (PH) playing 3B batting 8th
b5 3-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer N. Ryan -3% 37% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 3-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR W. Wilson N. Ryan -2% 35% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-4 2 --- 6,(1-2)  KCR G. Brett N. Ryan 2% 37% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b5 3-4 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O KCR B. Jackson N. Ryan -4% 33% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Jerry Don Gleaton facing 3-4-5
t6 4-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX H. Baines J. Gleaton 2% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 4-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX R. Sierra J. Gleaton 2% 37% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
t6 4-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  TEX J. Franco J. Gleaton -1% 36% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Juan Gonzalez pinch hits for Rick Leach (LF) batting 6th
t6 4-3 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O TEX J. Gonzalez J. Gleaton 3% 39% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Rangers' Nolan Ryan facing 5-6-7
Pete Incaviglia moves from CF to LF
Juan Gonzalez moves from PH to CF
b6 3-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Eisenreich N. Ryan -4% 35% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 3-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull N. Ryan -3% 32% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell N. Ryan -2% 30% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Jerry Don Gleaton facing 7-8-9
t7 4-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  TEX P. Incaviglia J. Gleaton -4% 26% Single to P (Ground Ball)
t7 4-3 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  TEX S. Buechele J. Gleaton -10% 17% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Incaviglia to 3B
t7 4-3 0 1-3 3,(0-2)  O TEX J. Daugherty J. Gleaton 6% 23% Strikeout (foul bunt)
Rick Luecken replaces Jerry Don Gleaton pitching
t7 4-3 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  OO TEX F. Manrique R. Luecken 13% 35% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Rangers' Nolan Ryan facing 8-9-1
b7 3-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR F. White N. Ryan -5% 30% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR B. Boone N. Ryan 5% 36% Walk; Boone to 1B
Gary Thurman pinch runs for Bob Boone (C) batting 9th
b7 3-4 1 1-- 10,(2-2)  KCR K. Seitzer N. Ryan 8% 43% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Thurman to 2B; Seitzer to 1B
b7 3-4 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR W. Wilson N. Ryan -9% 34% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-4 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R KCR G. Brett N. Ryan 25% 59% Single to LF (Line Drive); Thurman Scores; Seitzer to 3B; Brett to 1B
b7 4-4 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  O KCR B. Jackson N. Ryan -9% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Rick Luecken facing 2-3-4
Rey Palacios replaces Gary Thurman (PR) playing C batting 9th
Geno Petralli pinch hits for Mike Stanley (C) batting 2nd
t8 4-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O TEX G. Petralli R. Luecken 5% 55% Popfly: SS (Short LF-CF)
t8 4-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX H. Baines R. Luecken 3% 58% Flyball: LF
t8 4-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  TEX R. Sierra R. Luecken -6% 52% Triple to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t8 4-4 2 --3 4,(3-0)  TEX J. Franco R. Luecken -2% 50% Intentional Walk; Franco to 1B
Cecil Espy pinch hits for Juan Gonzalez (CF) batting 6th
t8 4-4 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O TEX C. Espy R. Luecken 11% 60% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Rangers' Nolan Ryan facing 5-6-7
Geno Petralli moves from PH to C
Cecil Espy moves from PH to CF
b8 4-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Eisenreich N. Ryan -5% 56% Flyball: LF
b8 4-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. Tartabull N. Ryan -3% 53% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b8 4-4 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell N. Ryan -3% 50% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Rick Luecken facing 7-8-9
t9 4-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX P. Incaviglia R. Luecken 6% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t9 4-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX S. Buechele R. Luecken 4% 60% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 4-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX J. Daugherty R. Luecken -3% 57% Walk; Daugherty to 1B
t9 4-4 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  R TEX F. Manrique R. Luecken -40% 17% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Daugherty Scores; Manrique to 2B
t9 5-4 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O TEX G. Petralli R. Luecken 3% 19% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 5, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Rangers' Nolan Ryan facing 8-9-1
b9 4-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR F. White N. Ryan 24% 44% Double to LF (Ground Ball); White to 2B
Kenny Rogers replaces Nolan Ryan pitching
Pat Tabler pinch hits for Bill Buckner batting 9th
Bill Buckner pinch hits for Rey Palacios (C) batting 9th
Bill Pecota pinch runs for Frank White (2B) batting 8th
b9 4-5 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  RR KCR P. Tabler K. Rogers 56% 100% Home Run (Line Drive); Pecota Scores
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Royals 6.

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