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@DET
7
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@KCR
5
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@MIN
6
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@OAK
5
3
 
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@TOR
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@STL
2
5
Saturday, September 28, 1996, 7:05
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 19,820, Time of Game: 2:55
Indians
5
99-61
 Won 1 
1st
at Royals
4
74-86
 Lost 1 
5th, 25 GB
W: Kent Mercker (4-6)
L: Bob Scanlan (0-1)
S: Jose Mesa (39)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         1  1  0   0  0  2   1  0  0    5  9  1
Royals          0  4  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    4 11  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kenny Lofton CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .318 .373 .447 .820 15 9 0.007 0.72 0.049 -0.042 0.1 3 0
Kevin Seitzer 1B 4 1 4 1 0 0 4 .328 .418 .468 .887 11 8 0.253 1.16 0.253 0.000 2.6 8 0 2·2B
Jim Thome 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .311 .450 .614 1.064 25 15 -0.147 1.62 0.000 -0.147 -1.4 2 1
Albert Belle LF 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .309 .409 .622 1.031 8 6 0.042 1.25 0.178 -0.136 -0.2 3 0 HR,GDP
Julio Franco DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .324 .409 .473 .882 19 14 -0.110 1.01 0.000 -0.110 -1.1
Manny Ramirez RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .308 .398 .580 .979 19 12 -0.077 0.71 0.000 -0.077 -0.7 2 0
Jeff Kent 2B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .282 .328 .431 .760 15 6 -0.038 0.91 0.037 -0.076 -0.2 1 5
Sandy Alomar C 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .263 .299 .397 .696 20 13 0.201 1.02 0.248 -0.047 1.3 7 0 HR,2B
Omar Vizquel SS 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .299 .363 .419 .783 17 13 -0.059 0.84 0.000 -0.059 -0.7 1 1 SF
Jack McDowell P 0 0
   Kent Mercker P 0 0
   Eric Plunk P 0 0
   Brian Anderson P 0 1
   Julian Tavarez P 0 0
   Alan Embree P 0 0
   Jose Mesa P 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 9 5 1 6 36 .265 .278 .529 .807 149 96 0.072 1.02 0.765 -0.694 -0.4 27 8
2B: K Seitzer 2 (35, 2 off C Haney); S Alomar (23, off C Haney).
HR: A Belle (48, off C Haney, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line); S Alomar (11, off B Scanlan, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
SF: O Vizquel (9, off C Haney).
TB: K Seitzer 6; S Alomar 6; A Belle 4; K Lofton 2.
GIDP: A Belle (20).
RBI: A Belle 2 (148); O Vizquel (64); K Seitzer (78); S Alomar (50).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
E: S Alomar (9).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Offerman SS-2B 4 0 2 1 0 1 5 .303 .384 .417 .801 16 11 0.054 1.54 0.127 -0.073 1.1 0 7 SB,SH
Joe Randa 3B 4 0 2 0 1 1 5 .297 .346 .417 .764 22 11 -0.019 1.49 0.106 -0.125 0.3 0 1 SB
Rod Myers CF 4 0 1 2 0 2 4 .288 .364 .458 .821 18 11 -0.043 1.66 0.112 -0.156 -0.3 1 0
   Kevin Young PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .301 .470 .770 1 1 -0.103 3.45 0.000 -0.103 -0.4
   David Howard SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .290 .306 .597 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bip Roberts LF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .283 .331 .357 .688 16 15 -0.278 1.93 0.000 -0.278 -2.2 3 0
Craig Paquette 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .259 .297 .454 .751 12 8 -0.124 1.59 0.053 -0.178 -1.2 11 1
Johnny Damon RF 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .272 .315 .370 .684 20 15 -0.026 1.20 0.112 -0.138 0.6 2 0 2B,2·SB
Mike Sweeney DH 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .273 .355 .404 .759 16 6 0.021 1.15 0.078 -0.057 -0.2
Mike Macfarlane C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .272 .337 .499 .836 17 10 -0.039 1.71 0.086 -0.125 0.1 6 0
Keith Lockhart 2B 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .274 .321 .414 .735 4 3 0.036 1.41 0.090 -0.054 0.5 2 4
   Chris Stynes PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .278 .293 .333 .627 5 3 0.095 2.52 0.095 0.000 0.4
   Tom Goodwin PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .334 .330 .664 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Chris Haney P 0 0
   Bob Scanlan P 1 0
   Rick Huisman P 0 0
Team Totals 37 4 11 4 4 7 42 .297 .366 .324 .690 147 94 -0.426 1.58 0.859 -1.287 -1.4 27 13
2B: J Damon (22, off J McDowell).
SH: J Offerman (7, off B Anderson).
TB: J Damon 3; J Offerman 2; J Randa 2; C Paquette; C Stynes; M Macfarlane; K Lockhart; R Myers.
RBI: R Myers 2 (10); J Offerman (47); K Lockhart (55).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 3 for 17.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Offerman-K Lockhart-C Paquette.
Baserunning
SB: J Offerman (24, 2nd base off J McDowell/S Alomar); J Damon 2 (25, 2nd base off J McDowell/S Alomar, 3rd base off J McDowell/S Alomar); J Randa (13, 2nd base off K Mercker/S Alomar).
Pickoffs: J Offerman (1st base by J McDowell).

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
Jack McDowell 5 8 4 4 3 4 0 5.11 26 93 59 37 6 16 6 13 7 0 36 -0.159 1.16 -1.0
Kent Mercker, W (4-6) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.98 4 12 7 4 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.081 1.22 0.6
Eric Plunk, H (15) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.43 5 18 10 5 1 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 0.116 2.24 0.6
Brian Anderson, H (1) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.91 2 6 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 -0.048 3.15 -0.2
Julian Tavarez, H (13) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.36 1 5 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.101 3.40 0.4
Alan Embree, H (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.39 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.103 3.45 0.4
Jose Mesa, S (39) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.73 3 12 10 7 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.233 2.89 0.6
Team Totals 9 11 4 4 4 7 0 4.00 42 147 94 57 10 27 12 19 11 0 36 2 0 0.427 1.58 1.4

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
Chris Haney 6 6 4 4 1 3 1 4.70 24 105 66 42 6 18 9 11 5 0 46 -0.077 1.05 -0.4
Bob Scanlan, L (0-1) 2 3 1 1 0 1 1 6.85 9 32 22 13 1 8 4 4 2 0 0 0 -0.045 1.08 0.2
Rick Huisman 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.60 3 12 8 2 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.049 0.62 0.6
Team Totals 9 9 5 5 1 6 2 5.00 36 149 96 57 10 29 13 16 8 0 46 0 0 -0.073 1.02 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: C Haney (8).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J McDowell (3; J Offerman, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dale Ford, 1B - Chuck Meriwether, 2B - Jim Evans, 3B - Larry McCoy.
Time of Game: 2:55.
Attendance: 19,820.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 2mph from Left to Right, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Royals
1 Kenny Lofton CF 1 Jose Offerman SS
2 Kevin Seitzer 1B 2 Joe Randa 3B
3 Jim Thome 3B 3 Rod Myers CF
4 Albert Belle LF 4 Bip Roberts LF
5 Julio Franco DH 5 Craig Paquette 1B
6 Manny Ramirez RF 6 Johnny Damon RF
7 Jeff Kent 2B 7 Mike Sweeney DH
8 Sandy Alomar C 8 Mike Macfarlane C
9 Omar Vizquel SS 9 Keith Lockhart 2B
Jack McDowell P Chris Haney P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 4-4 1 --- 5,(1-2)  R CLE S. Alomar B. Scanlan 19% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t6 2-4 1 --3 1,(0-0)  RR CLE A. Belle C. Haney 18% 46% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Seitzer Scores
b2 2-2 1 123 2,(1-0)  RR KCR R. Myers J. McDowell -11% 24% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B); Macfarlane Scores; Lockhart Scores; Randa to 2B
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  R CLE K. Seitzer C. Haney 10% 64% Double to CF (Line Drive); Lofton Scores
b8 4-5 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR K. Young A. Embree 10% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B

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' Chris Haney facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CLE K. Lofton C. Haney 3% 53% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  R CLE K. Seitzer C. Haney 10% 64% Double to CF (Line Drive); Lofton Scores
t1 1-0 0 -2- 8,(2-2)  O CLE J. Thome C. Haney -1% 62% Lineout: RF (Deep RF); Seitzer to 3B
t1 1-0 1 --3 2,(0-1)  O CLE A. Belle C. Haney -5% 57% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
t1 1-0 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Franco C. Haney -3% 54% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Jack McDowell facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR J. Offerman J. McDowell -4% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS)
b1 0-1 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  KCR J. Randa J. McDowell -2% 48% Offerman Steals 2B
b1 0-1 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Randa J. McDowell -6% 42% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Offerman to 3B
b1 0-1 0 1-3 6,(1-2)  O KCR R. Myers J. McDowell 6% 48% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-1 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Roberts J. McDowell 6% 54% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b1 0-1 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O KCR C. Paquette J. McDowell 5% 59% Popfly: SS (SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Chris Haney facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez C. Haney -2% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  CLE J. Kent C. Haney 2% 59% Walk
t2 1-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  CLE S. Alomar C. Haney 1% 61% Wild Pitch; Kent to 2B
t2 1-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  CLE S. Alomar C. Haney 6% 67% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Kent to 3B
t2 1-0 1 -23 2,(0-1)  RO CLE O. Vizquel C. Haney -0% 67% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Kent Scores
t2 2-0 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O CLE K. Lofton C. Haney -3% 64% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Jack McDowell facing 6-7-8
b2 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Damon J. McDowell -6% 58% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b2 0-2 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Sweeney J. McDowell -4% 54% Walk
b2 0-2 0 12- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Macfarlane J. McDowell -8% 46% Walk; Damon to 3B; Sweeney to 2B
b2 0-2 0 123 1,(0-0)  R KCR K. Lockhart J. McDowell -9% 37% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Damon Scores; Sweeney to 3B; Macfarlane to 2B
b2 1-2 0 123 6,(3-2)  RO KCR J. Offerman J. McDowell -1% 36% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Sweeney Scores; Macfarlane to 3B; Lockhart to 2B
b2 2-2 1 -23 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Randa J. McDowell -1% 35% Walk
b2 2-2 1 123 2,(1-0)  RR KCR R. Myers J. McDowell -11% 24% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B); Macfarlane Scores; Lockhart Scores; Randa to 2B
b2 4-2 1 12- 4,(0-2)  O KCR B. Roberts J. McDowell 3% 27% Strikeout Swinging
b2 4-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Paquette J. McDowell 3% 31% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Chris Haney facing 2-3-4
t3 2-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE K. Seitzer C. Haney 4% 34% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS)
t3 2-4 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  O CLE J. Thome C. Haney -4% 31% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO CLE A. Belle C. Haney -6% 25% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Indians' Jack McDowell facing 6-7-8
b3 4-2 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR J. Damon J. McDowell 2% 27% Strikeout Swinging
b3 4-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. McDowell 1% 28% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b3 4-2 2 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR M. Macfarlane J. McDowell -1% 27% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b3 4-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR K. Lockhart J. McDowell 2% 29% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Chris Haney facing 5-6-7
t4 2-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE J. Franco C. Haney -3% 26% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t4 2-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez C. Haney -2% 24% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE J. Kent C. Haney -1% 23% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Indians' Jack McDowell facing 1-2-3
b4 4-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Offerman J. McDowell -2% 20% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b4 4-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Randa J. McDowell 2% 23% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
b4 4-2 1 1-- 4,(2-2)  KCR R. Myers J. McDowell -3% 19% Offerman Picked off 1B, safe on E2; Offerman to 3B
b4 4-2 1 --3 6,(3-2)  O KCR R. Myers J. McDowell 4% 24% Strikeout Swinging
b4 4-2 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Roberts J. McDowell 3% 27% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Chris Haney facing 8-9-1
t5 2-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE S. Alomar C. Haney -3% 24% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t5 2-4 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel C. Haney -2% 22% Flyball: LF
t5 2-4 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O CLE K. Lofton C. Haney -1% 20% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Indians' Jack McDowell facing 5-6-7
b5 4-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Paquette J. McDowell 2% 22% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b5 4-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Damon J. McDowell -2% 20% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to Weak 1B)
b5 4-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Sweeney J. McDowell -1% 19% Damon Steals 2B
b5 4-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  KCR M. Sweeney J. McDowell -2% 17% Damon Steals 3B
b5 4-2 1 --3 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. McDowell 4% 21% Foul Popfly: 3B
b5 4-2 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Macfarlane J. McDowell 3% 24% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Chris Haney facing 2-3-4
t6 2-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CLE K. Seitzer C. Haney 8% 32% Double to RF (Line Drive)
t6 2-4 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  O CLE J. Thome C. Haney -3% 29% Groundout: 2B-1B; Seitzer to 3B
t6 2-4 1 --3 1,(0-0)  RR CLE A. Belle C. Haney 18% 46% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Seitzer Scores
t6 4-4 1 --- 8,(2-2)  O CLE J. Franco C. Haney -3% 44% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t6 4-4 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez C. Haney -2% 42% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Indians' Kent Mercker facing 9-1-2
Kent Mercker replaces Jack McDowell pitching
b6 4-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR K. Lockhart K. Mercker 4% 45% Flyball: LF
b6 4-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman K. Mercker 3% 48% Strikeout Swinging
b6 4-4 2 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR J. Randa K. Mercker -2% 46% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b6 4-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR R. Myers K. Mercker -2% 45% Randa Steals 2B
b6 4-4 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O KCR R. Myers K. Mercker 5% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Bob Scanlan facing 7-8-9
Bob Scanlan replaces Chris Haney pitching
t7 4-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE J. Kent B. Scanlan -4% 46% Strikeout Looking
t7 4-4 1 --- 5,(1-2)  R CLE S. Alomar B. Scanlan 19% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t7 5-4 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel B. Scanlan -2% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 5-4 2 --- 4,(2-1)  CLE K. Lofton B. Scanlan 2% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS)
t7 5-4 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  CLE K. Seitzer B. Scanlan 3% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Lofton to 3B
t7 5-4 2 1-3 3,(2-0)  O CLE J. Thome B. Scanlan -6% 61% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 5, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Indians' Eric Plunk facing 4-5-6
Eric Plunk replaces Kent Mercker pitching
b7 4-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Roberts E. Plunk 5% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 4-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR C. Paquette E. Plunk -5% 61% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b7 4-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Damon E. Plunk 6% 67% Lineout: CF
b7 4-5 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Sweeney E. Plunk -4% 63% Walk; Paquette to 2B
b7 4-5 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane E. Plunk 10% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 5, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' Bob Scanlan facing 4-5-6
t8 5-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE A. Belle B. Scanlan -3% 70% Groundout: 1B-P
t8 5-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE J. Franco B. Scanlan -2% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep SS-2B)
t8 5-4 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE M. Ramirez B. Scanlan -2% 66% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Indians' Brian Anderson facing 9-1-2
Brian Anderson replaces Eric Plunk pitching
Chris Stynes pinch hits for Keith Lockhart (2B) batting 9th
b8 4-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR C. Stynes B. Anderson -9% 57% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b8 4-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Offerman B. Anderson 5% 61% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (P's Left); Stynes to 2B
Julian Tavarez replaces Brian Anderson pitching
Tom Goodwin pinch runs for Chris Stynes (PH) batting 9th
b8 4-5 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Randa J. Tavarez 10% 71% Strikeout Swinging
Alan Embree replaces Julian Tavarez pitching
Kevin Young pinch hits for Rod Myers (CF) batting 3rd
b8 4-5 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR K. Young A. Embree 10% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' Rick Huisman facing 7-8-9
Rick Huisman replaces Bob Scanlan pitching
Jose Offerman moves from SS to 2B
David Howard replaces Kevin Young (PH) playing SS batting 3rd
Tom Goodwin moves from PR to CF
t9 5-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE J. Kent R. Huisman -2% 80% Lineout: CF
t9 5-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CLE S. Alomar R. Huisman -2% 78% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel R. Huisman -1% 77% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Indians' Jose Mesa facing 4-5-6
Jose Mesa replaces Alan Embree pitching
b9 4-5 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR B. Roberts J. Mesa 10% 87% Strikeout Looking
b9 4-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR C. Paquette J. Mesa 8% 94% Flyball: CF
b9 4-5 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR J. Damon J. Mesa 6% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Royals 4.

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