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@BOS
3
5
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@DET
8
1
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@KCR
10
3
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@MIN
1
3
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@OAK
14
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4
Wednesday, May 28, 1997, 7:05
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 13,380, Time of Game: 2:55
Indians
10
27-22
 Won 1 
1st
at Royals
3
22-27
 Lost 3 
4th, 5 GB
L: Tim Belcher (5-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  1  0   1  0  0   1  7  0   10 16  1
Royals          0  0  0   0  1  0   2  0  0    3  6  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Marquis Grissom CF 6 1 2 2 0 0 6 .224 .298 .309 .607 13 9 0.055 1.69 0.219 -0.163 -0.1 1 0
Julio Franco DH 5 2 2 2 1 0 6 .341 .429 .439 .868 21 13 0.113 0.69 0.148 -0.036 1.6 2·2B
Jim Thome 1B 4 0 1 0 1 2 5 .306 .459 .541 1.000 19 12 0.063 0.78 0.115 -0.052 0.3 6 2
Matt Williams 3B 4 2 1 0 1 0 5 .261 .319 .537 .856 11 7 -0.062 0.92 0.038 -0.100 -0.9 1 2 GDP,IW
   Kevin Seitzer 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .305 .353 .658 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
David Justice LF 5 2 2 3 0 0 5 .391 .490 .758 1.248 13 9 0.008 0.75 0.073 -0.065 2.3 4 0 HR
   Brian Giles LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .388 .451 .840 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Manny Ramirez RF 4 1 3 0 1 0 5 .333 .414 .540 .954 28 17 0.157 1.11 0.184 -0.027 1.6 1 0
Tony Fernandez 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .287 .325 .420 .744 7 6 0.094 1.42 0.181 -0.087 0.5 3 2
Sandy Alomar C 3 0 2 1 1 0 5 .341 .383 .623 1.006 20 11 0.162 1.36 0.162 0.000 1.5 7 1 SH
Omar Vizquel SS 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .251 .335 .331 .666 16 9 -0.112 1.37 0.044 -0.156 -1.9 2 2 2B,GDP,IW
Chad Ogea P 1 0
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 0
   Eric Plunk P 1 0
   Michael Jackson P 0 0
Team Totals 40 10 16 8 6 2 47 .400 .478 .550 1.028 148 93 0.478 1.12 1.164 -0.686 5.0 27 10
2B: J Franco 2 (10, 2 off T Belcher); O Vizquel (5, off T Belcher).
HR: D Justice (15, off L Casian, 8th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep CF-RF).
SH: S Alomar (5, off T Belcher).
IBB: O Vizquel (1, by T Belcher); M Williams (2, by L Casian).
TB: D Justice 5; J Franco 4; M Ramirez 3; T Fernandez 2; M Grissom 2; O Vizquel 2; S Alomar 2; J Thome; M Williams.
GIDP: M Williams (5); O Vizquel (6).
RBI: D Justice 3 (41); J Franco 2 (17); M Grissom 2 (12); S Alomar (31).
2-out RBI: D Justice 3; S Alomar.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 5 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Fernandez-J Thome.
E: O Vizquel (5).

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 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .278 .377 .421 .797 18 13 -0.086 1.03 0.047 -0.133 -1.0 7 4
Jay Bell SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .306 .381 .495 .876 17 10 -0.002 0.57 0.035 -0.037 0.3 1 4
Bip Roberts LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .348 .376 .432 .808 15 9 0.007 1.15 0.089 -0.081 -0.5 0 0
Jeff King 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .235 .382 .392 .774 15 11 -0.123 1.23 0.000 -0.123 -1.2 11 2
Chili Davis DH 2 2 0 0 2 2 4 .286 .425 .444 .869 25 14 0.063 0.95 0.082 -0.020 0.1
Craig Paquette 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .217 .262 .395 .657 14 12 0.208 1.43 0.221 -0.013 1.3 0 0 2B
Mike Macfarlane C 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .143 .200 .214 .414 14 10 -0.181 2.04 0.000 -0.181 -1.1 3 0
Tom Goodwin CF 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .254 .303 .306 .609 7 7 0.245 1.92 0.316 -0.071 1.0 1 0 2B
Johnny Damon RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .330 .371 .495 .866 11 7 -0.055 1.03 0.000 -0.055 -0.4 3 0
   Joe Vitiello PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .378 .364 .741 1 1 -0.100 3.30 0.000 -0.100 -0.6
   Shane Halter RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .400 .294 .694 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Tim Belcher P 0 1
   Larry Casian P 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 6 3 3 7 35 .188 .257 .250 .507 137 94 -0.024 1.32 0.790 -0.814 -2.0 27 11
2B: C Paquette (11, off C Ogea); T Goodwin (5, off C Ogea).
TB: C Paquette 2; T Goodwin 2; J Bell; B Roberts; M Macfarlane; J Offerman.
RBI: T Goodwin 2 (6); M Macfarlane (8).
2-out RBI: T Goodwin 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. J King-M Macfarlane; J Bell-J Offerman-J King.
E: B Roberts (2).

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
Chad Ogea 6.2 5 3 1 2 4 0 4.75 26 103 72 43 10 19 8 12 4 0 58 -0.085 1.61 0.3
Paul Assenmacher, W (1-0) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.100 3.30 0.6
Eric Plunk 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.13 4 23 12 4 2 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.005 0.09 0.6
Michael Jackson 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.96 4 10 9 3 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.002 0.02 0.6
Team Totals 9 6 3 1 3 7 0 1.00 35 137 94 51 17 26 11 14 4 0 58 2 0 0.022 1.32 2.0

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
Tim Belcher, L (5-6) 7.1 13 8 8 5 1 0 3.50 38 119 76 56 5 15 14 18 11 0 16 -0.447 1.37 -3.2
Larry Casian 1.2 3 2 2 1 1 1 7.94 9 29 17 12 1 4 1 6 3 0 1 1 -0.031 0.09 -1.7
Team Totals 9 16 10 10 6 2 1 10.00 47 148 93 68 6 19 15 24 14 0 16 1 1 -0.478 1.12 -5.0
Balks: C Ogea (2).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: T Belcher (2; O Vizquel); L Casian (2; M Williams).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rich Garcia, 1B - Dale Ford, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - Larry Young.
Time of Game: 2:55.
Attendance: 13,380.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 62° F, Wind 12mph in from Leftfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Royals
1 Marquis Grissom CF 1 Jose Offerman 2B
2 Julio Franco DH 2 Jay Bell SS
3 Jim Thome 1B 3 Bip Roberts LF
4 Matt Williams 3B 4 Jeff King 1B
5 David Justice LF 5 Chili Davis DH
6 Manny Ramirez RF 6 Craig Paquette 3B
7 Tony Fernandez 2B 7 Mike Macfarlane C
8 Sandy Alomar C 8 Tom Goodwin CF
9 Omar Vizquel SS 9 Johnny Damon RF
Chad Ogea P Tim Belcher P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 1-3 2 123 1,(0-0)  RR KCR T. Goodwin C. Ogea -32% 40% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Roberts Scores/unER; Davis Scores/unER; Paquette to 3B
t8 3-3 1 123 2,(1-0)  RR CLE M. Grissom T. Belcher 22% 89% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Ramirez Scores; Fernandez Scores; Vizquel to 3B
b7 1-3 1 123 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane C. Ogea 13% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-2 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  KCR C. Paquette C. Ogea -12% 58% Double to RF (Fly Ball); Davis to 3B
t4 2-0 0 123 2,(0-1)  OO CLE O. Vizquel T. Belcher -11% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-C; Fernandez to 3B; Alomar to 2B

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' Tim Belcher facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE M. Grissom T. Belcher -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Franco T. Belcher -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE J. Thome T. Belcher -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Chad Ogea facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Offerman C. Ogea 2% 47% Lineout: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Bell C. Ogea 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS-2B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR B. Roberts C. Ogea 1% 50% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. Williams T. Belcher 4% 54% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE D. Justice T. Belcher -4% 50% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  CLE M. Ramirez T. Belcher 6% 56% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Williams to 3B
t2 0-0 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  O CLE T. Fernandez T. Belcher -7% 50% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t2 0-0 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  R CLE S. Alomar T. Belcher 9% 59% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Williams Scores; Ramirez to 2B
t2 1-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel T. Belcher -4% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Deep SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Chad Ogea facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. King C. Ogea 3% 58% Flyball: CF
b2 0-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR C. Davis C. Ogea 2% 59% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR C. Paquette C. Ogea 1% 61% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Grissom T. Belcher -2% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep SS-2B)
t3 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  CLE J. Franco T. Belcher 4% 62% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t3 1-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CLE J. Thome T. Belcher -3% 59% Lineout: 2B (2B-1B)
t3 1-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Williams T. Belcher -3% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Chad Ogea facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane C. Ogea 3% 58% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR T. Goodwin C. Ogea 2% 60% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
b3 0-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. Damon C. Ogea 1% 62% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CLE D. Justice T. Belcher 4% 65% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t4 1-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  CLE M. Ramirez T. Belcher 5% 70% Walk; Justice to 2B
t4 1-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  R CLE T. Fernandez T. Belcher 8% 79% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Justice Scores/Adv on E7; Ramirez to 2B
t4 2-0 0 12- 6,(3-2)  CLE S. Alomar T. Belcher 5% 84% Walk; Ramirez to 3B; Fernandez to 2B
t4 2-0 0 123 2,(0-1)  OO CLE O. Vizquel T. Belcher -11% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-C; Fernandez to 3B; Alomar to 2B
t4 2-0 2 -23 2,(0-1)  O CLE M. Grissom T. Belcher -5% 68% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Chad Ogea facing 1-2-3
b4 0-2 0 --- 7,(2-2)  KCR J. Offerman C. Ogea -5% 63% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS)
b4 0-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Bell C. Ogea 8% 71% Baserunner Out Advancing; Offerman out at 2B/C-SS
b4 0-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR J. Bell C. Ogea -3% 67% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 0-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO KCR B. Roberts C. Ogea 7% 74% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 2-3-4
t5 2-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Franco T. Belcher -2% 72% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t5 2-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE J. Thome T. Belcher 2% 74% Walk
t5 2-0 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O CLE M. Williams T. Belcher -2% 72% Flyball: CF (Short CF-RF)
t5 2-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE D. Justice T. Belcher -2% 70% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Chad Ogea facing 4-5-6
b5 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. King C. Ogea 3% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-2 1 --- 9,(3-2)  KCR C. Davis C. Ogea -4% 69% Walk
b5 0-2 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  KCR C. Paquette C. Ogea -12% 58% Double to RF (Fly Ball); Davis to 3B
b5 0-2 1 -23 5,(3-1)  RO KCR M. Macfarlane C. Ogea 2% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B; Davis Scores
b5 1-2 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR T. Goodwin C. Ogea 5% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 6-7-8
t6 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE M. Ramirez T. Belcher -3% 62% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t6 2-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE T. Fernandez T. Belcher -2% 60% Popfly: 2B (Weak 2B)
t6 2-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE S. Alomar T. Belcher 1% 62% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t6 2-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  CLE O. Vizquel T. Belcher 4% 66% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Alomar to 3B
t6 2-1 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. Grissom T. Belcher -7% 59% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Chad Ogea facing 9-1-2
b6 1-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Damon C. Ogea 4% 63% Strikeout Swinging
b6 1-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman C. Ogea 3% 66% Lineout: LF
b6 1-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Bell C. Ogea 2% 68% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 2-3-4
t7 2-1 0 --- 4,(3-0)  CLE J. Franco T. Belcher 4% 72% Walk
t7 2-1 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  CLE J. Thome T. Belcher 10% 82% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Franco to 3B
t7 2-1 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  ROO CLE M. Williams T. Belcher -4% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Franco Scores/No RBI
t7 3-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE D. Justice T. Belcher -1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Chad Ogea facing 3-4-5
b7 1-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR B. Roberts C. Ogea -7% 70% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B)
b7 1-3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. King C. Ogea 6% 76% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b7 1-3 1 1-- KCR C. Davis C. Ogea -2% 74% Balk; Roberts to 2B
b7 1-3 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  KCR C. Davis C. Ogea -5% 69% Walk
b7 1-3 1 12- 3,(1-1)  KCR C. Paquette C. Ogea -11% 59% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Deep SS); Roberts to 3B; Davis to 2B
b7 1-3 1 123 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane C. Ogea 13% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b7 1-3 2 123 1,(0-0)  RR KCR T. Goodwin C. Ogea -32% 40% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Roberts Scores/unER; Davis Scores/unER; Paquette to 3B
Paul Assenmacher replaces Chad Ogea pitching
Joe Vitiello pinch hits for Johnny Damon (RF) batting 9th
b7 3-3 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Vitiello P. Assenmacher 10% 50% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 6-7-8
Shane Halter replaces Joe Vitiello (PH) playing RF batting 9th
t8 3-3 0 --- 8,(3-2)  CLE M. Ramirez T. Belcher 7% 57% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t8 3-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  CLE T. Fernandez T. Belcher 10% 66% Single to SS (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole); Ramirez to 2B
t8 3-3 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O CLE S. Alomar T. Belcher 1% 67% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Weak 1B); Ramirez to 3B; Fernandez to 2B
t8 3-3 1 -23 4,(3-0)  CLE O. Vizquel T. Belcher 0% 67% Intentional Walk
t8 3-3 1 123 2,(1-0)  RR CLE M. Grissom T. Belcher 22% 89% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Ramirez Scores; Fernandez Scores; Vizquel to 3B
t8 5-3 1 1-3 5,(1-2)  RR CLE J. Franco T. Belcher 7% 96% Double to LF (Line Drive); Vizquel Scores; Grissom Scores
Larry Casian replaces Tim Belcher pitching
t8 7-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Thome L. Casian -1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t8 7-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  CLE M. Williams L. Casian 0% 96% Intentional Walk
t8 7-3 2 12- 6,(3-2)  RRR CLE D. Justice L. Casian 4% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Franco Scores; Williams Scores
t8 10-3 2 --- 5,(1-2)  CLE M. Ramirez L. Casian 0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t8 10-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE T. Fernandez L. Casian -0% 99% Lineout: 1B
7 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 10, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-10, Indians' Eric Plunk facing 1-2-3
Eric Plunk replaces Paul Assenmacher pitching
Kevin Seitzer replaces Matt Williams playing 3B batting 4th
Brian Giles replaces David Justice playing LF batting 5th
b8 3-10 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Offerman E. Plunk 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
b8 3-10 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Bell E. Plunk -0% 99% Walk
b8 3-10 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR B. Roberts E. Plunk 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B)
b8 3-10 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O KCR J. King E. Plunk 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 10, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 10-3, Royals' Larry Casian facing 8-9-1
t9 10-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE S. Alomar L. Casian -0% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t9 10-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel L. Casian -0% 100% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
t9 10-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. Grissom L. Casian 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t9 10-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE J. Franco L. Casian -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 10, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-10, Indians' Michael Jackson facing 5-6-7
Michael Jackson replaces Eric Plunk pitching
b9 3-10 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR C. Davis M. Jackson 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-10 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR C. Paquette M. Jackson 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-10 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Macfarlane M. Jackson -0% 100% Single to CF (Pop Fly to Deep SS-2B)
b9 3-10 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR T. Goodwin M. Jackson 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 10, Royals 3.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • 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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