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DET
@BAL
5
3
 
(10)
CHW
@BOS
5
4
 
(10)
CLE
@KCR
3
10
CLE
@KCR
6
2
MIL
@MIN
7
4
TOR
@NYY
3
0
SEA
@OAK
9
4
ANA
@TEX
7
1
MON
@ATL
1
2
PHI
@CHC
10
5
 
(6)
HOU
@CIN
4
5
NYM
@FLA
2
5
COL
@LAD
6
4
STL
@PIT
6
5
 
(11)
SFG
@SDP
7
4
Friday, September 19, 1997, 8:22
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 16,973, Time of Game: 3:06
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Indians
6
83-69
 Won 1 
1st
at Royals
2
62-90
 Lost 1 
4th, 21 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   3  1  0   1  1  0    6 16  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    2  8  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bip Roberts 2B 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .298 .342 .374 .717 18 14 -0.038 0.74 0.047 -0.085 -0.0 1 1 HR,GDP
Tony Fernandez SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .279 .319 .408 .727 19 9 -0.132 0.69 0.000 -0.132 -1.8 0 5
Manny Ramirez DH 5 2 4 0 0 0 5 .332 .421 .542 .963 21 13 0.051 0.41 0.061 -0.010 1.0
Jim Thome 1B 5 2 3 0 0 1 5 .290 .424 .590 1.014 25 18 0.062 0.62 0.086 -0.024 0.6 8 0 2B
David Justice RF 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .332 .423 .597 1.021 16 8 -0.057 0.85 0.031 -0.087 -0.3 2 0 GDP,IW
   Bruce Aven LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .222 .522 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Matt Williams 3B 3 0 1 1 0 1 4 .263 .307 .489 .796 17 8 0.008 1.01 0.092 -0.084 0.1 1 1 CS,HBP
Brian Giles LF-RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .268 .371 .464 .836 12 7 0.075 1.05 0.134 -0.059 -0.2 2 0 2B
Pat Borders C 4 0 1 2 0 2 4 .309 .352 .450 .802 16 13 0.124 0.85 0.161 -0.037 0.8 8 0
Marquis Grissom CF 4 0 3 0 0 1 4 .266 .321 .403 .724 13 9 0.063 0.39 0.065 -0.002 0.7 5 0 2B
Brian Anderson P 0 2
   Eric Plunk P 0 0
   Paul Shuey P 0 0
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 0
Team Totals 39 6 16 6 1 7 41 .410 .439 .564 1.003 157 99 0.156 0.73 0.677 -0.520 1.0 27 9
2B: M Grissom (26, off R Bones); B Giles (14, off R Bones); J Thome (24, off R Bones).
HR: B Roberts (3, off S Service, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF Line).
IBB: D Justice (11, by R Bones).
HBP: M Williams (4, by R Bones).
TB: B Roberts 5; J Thome 4; M Grissom 4; M Ramirez 4; B Giles 2; M Williams; D Justice; P Borders.
GIDP: D Justice (12); B Roberts (7).
RBI: P Borders 2 (14); B Giles (59); M Williams (104); D Justice (96); B Roberts (42).
2-out RBI: P Borders 2; M Williams; B Giles; B Roberts.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Baserunning
CS: M Williams (4, 2nd base by R Bones/M Sweeney).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Shane Halter CF-RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .286 .353 .400 .753 12 8 -0.083 1.09 0.000 -0.083 -0.9 1 0
   Larry Sutton PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .264 .304 .396 .700 5 3 -0.006 0.23 0.000 -0.006 -0.3 0 0
Jed Hansen 2B 4 0 3 0 0 1 4 .307 .391 .440 .831 12 10 0.068 0.87 0.108 -0.039 0.5 1 3 2·SB
Jay Bell SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .296 .371 .470 .841 17 11 -0.094 1.11 0.005 -0.099 -0.1 4 3 3B
Jeff King 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .227 .333 .420 .752 17 13 -0.088 0.93 0.011 -0.098 -0.7 8 2
Dean Palmer 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .257 .309 .446 .754 17 9 -0.029 0.62 0.023 -0.052 -0.1 0 1
Jermaine Dye RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .227 .276 .374 .650 8 5 -0.026 0.49 0.000 -0.026 -0.3 2 0
   Johnny Damon PH-CF 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .279 .338 .389 .727 10 6 0.045 0.66 0.052 -0.008 0.7 0 0
Yamil Benitez LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .266 .295 .462 .757 7 5 -0.015 0.65 0.011 -0.026 -0.1 4 0
   Rod Myers PH-LF-RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .303 .418 .474 .891 5 3 -0.004 0.14 0.000 -0.004 -0.1 0 0
   Jose Offerman PH 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .308 .367 .407 .774 3 1 -0.035 1.35 0.007 -0.042 -0.1
Andy Stewart DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .667 1.000 8 4 -0.038 0.69 0.000 -0.038 -0.4
   Scott Cooper PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .209 .289 .320 .609 10 6 0.009 0.28 0.009 0.000 0.4
   Felix Martinez PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .375 .708 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Chili Davis PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .284 .390 .519 .910 3 3 -0.037 1.38 0.000 -0.037 -0.7
Mike Sweeney C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .241 .311 .361 .672 17 12 -0.009 0.59 0.036 -0.045 -0.7 7 1
Ricky Bones P 0 0
   Hector Carrasco P 0 0
   Matt Whisenant P 0 0
   Scott Service P 0 0
   Jeff Montgomery P 0 0
Team Totals 34 2 8 2 2 7 36 .235 .278 .294 .572 151 99 -0.342 0.79 0.262 -0.603 -3.0 27 10
3B: J Bell (3, off P Shuey).
TB: J Bell 3; J Hansen 3; M Sweeney; J King; J Damon; Y Benitez.
RBI: J Offerman (38); J King (96).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 3. J Hansen-J Bell-J King; J Bell-J King; J King-J Bell.
Baserunning
SB: J Hansen 2 (2, 3rd base off B Anderson/P Borders, 2nd base off B Anderson/P Borders).

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
Brian Anderson, W (4-1) 5.2 5 0 0 0 1 0 3.68 21 82 57 44 3 10 8 12 5 0 60 0.263 0.91 2.8
Eric Plunk, H (9) 1.1 0 0 0 0 4 0 4.96 4 19 12 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.065 0.58 1.1
Paul Shuey 1 3 2 2 2 1 0 5.86 8 42 25 15 2 8 1 4 1 0 0 0 -0.082 0.36 -2.3
Paul Assenmacher, S (4) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.70 3 8 5 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 0.095 1.19 1.4
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 2 7 0 2.00 36 151 99 65 10 24 10 17 6 0 60 5 1 0.341 0.79 3.0
P Shuey faced 4 batters 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
Ricky Bones, L (3-8) 5 10 4 4 1 3 0 7.16 25 99 57 40 4 13 7 13 7 0 33 -0.148 1.07 -1.2
Hector Carrasco 1.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.16 5 18 14 10 2 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0.018 0.27 0.5
Matt Whisenant 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 5.12 4 18 10 5 1 4 3 0 0 0 1 1 -0.021 0.34 -0.4
Scott Service 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 7.13 4 11 9 4 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 -0.008 0.06 -0.4
Jeff Montgomery 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.49 3 13 10 7 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.6
Team Totals 9 16 6 6 1 7 1 6.00 41 159 100 66 11 23 16 16 9 0 33 1 1 -0.158 0.73 -1.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: R Bones (6; M Williams).
IBB: R Bones (4; D Justice).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dave Phillips, 1B - Rocky Roe, 2B - Durwood Merrill, 3B - Dale Scott.
Time of Game: 3:06.
Attendance: 16,973.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 12mph in from Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Royals
1 Bip Roberts 2B 1 Shane Halter CF
2 Tony Fernandez SS 2 Jed Hansen 2B
3 Manny Ramirez DH 3 Jay Bell SS
4 Jim Thome 1B 4 Jeff King 1B
5 David Justice RF 5 Dean Palmer 3B
6 Matt Williams 3B 6 Jermaine Dye RF
7 Brian Giles LF 7 Yamil Benitez LF
8 Pat Borders C 8 Andy Stewart DH
9 Marquis Grissom CF 9 Mike Sweeney C
Brian Anderson P Ricky Bones P

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-0 2 -23 2,(1-0)  RR CLE P. Borders R. Bones 16% 78% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Thome Scores; Giles Scores
t4 0-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R CLE B. Giles R. Bones 13% 62% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Ramirez Scores; Thome to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO CLE T. Fernandez R. Bones -7% 46% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B
t5 3-0 2 12- 4,(3-0)  R CLE M. Williams R. Bones 7% 89% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Thome Scores; Justice to 3B
t4 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  CLE J. Thome R. Bones 6% 61% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Ramirez 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' Ricky Bones facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  CLE B. Roberts R. Bones 3% 53% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Deep SS-2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO CLE T. Fernandez R. Bones -7% 46% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  CLE M. Ramirez R. Bones 1% 47% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 9,(3-2)  O CLE J. Thome R. Bones -2% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Brian Anderson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR S. Halter B. Anderson 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Hansen B. Anderson -2% 45% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  KCR J. Bell B. Anderson -1% 43% Hansen Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Bell B. Anderson 3% 46% Strikeout Looking, Hansen Steals 3B
b1 0-0 2 --3 O KCR J. King B. Anderson 4% 50% Baserunner Out Advancing; Hansen out at 3B/3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE D. Justice R. Bones -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  CLE M. Williams R. Bones 3% 50% Hit By Pitch
t2 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE B. Giles R. Bones -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CLE P. Borders R. Bones -2% 45% Williams Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Brian Anderson facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O KCR J. King B. Anderson 2% 47% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. Palmer B. Anderson 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Dye B. Anderson 1% 50% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE P. Borders R. Bones -3% 47% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  CLE M. Grissom R. Bones 4% 52% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line)
t3 0-0 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O CLE B. Roberts R. Bones -4% 48% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CLE T. Fernandez R. Bones -4% 44% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Brian Anderson facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR Y. Benitez B. Anderson 3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b3 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR A. Stewart B. Anderson 2% 49% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b3 0-0 2 --- 8,(1-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney B. Anderson 1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE M. Ramirez R. Bones 4% 54% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep 3B)
t4 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  CLE J. Thome R. Bones 6% 61% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Ramirez to 2B
t4 0-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O CLE D. Justice R. Bones -6% 54% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
t4 0-0 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O CLE M. Williams R. Bones -5% 49% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R CLE B. Giles R. Bones 13% 62% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Ramirez Scores; Thome to 3B
t4 1-0 2 -23 2,(1-0)  RR CLE P. Borders R. Bones 16% 78% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Thome Scores; Giles Scores
t4 3-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  CLE M. Grissom R. Bones 1% 80% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Borders to 2B
t4 3-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O CLE B. Roberts R. Bones -3% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Brian Anderson facing 1-2-3
b4 0-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR S. Halter B. Anderson 3% 80% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS-2B)
b4 0-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR J. Hansen B. Anderson -3% 77% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 0-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Bell B. Anderson 2% 79% Groundout: P-1B; Hansen to 2B
b4 0-3 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. King B. Anderson 3% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 2-3-4
t5 3-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE T. Fernandez R. Bones -1% 81% Flyball: LF
t5 3-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez R. Bones -1% 80% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t5 3-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  CLE J. Thome R. Bones 1% 81% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep 3B)
t5 3-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  CLE D. Justice R. Bones 0% 82% Intentional Walk
t5 3-0 2 12- 4,(3-0)  R CLE M. Williams R. Bones 7% 89% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Thome Scores; Justice to 3B
t5 4-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O CLE B. Giles R. Bones -2% 86% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Indians' Brian Anderson facing 5-6-7
b5 0-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. Palmer B. Anderson 2% 89% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b5 0-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Dye B. Anderson 1% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b5 0-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR Y. Benitez B. Anderson -1% 89% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
b5 0-4 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O KCR A. Stewart B. Anderson 2% 91% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Hector Carrasco facing 8-9-1
Hector Carrasco replaces Ricky Bones pitching
t6 4-0 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O CLE P. Borders H. Carrasco -1% 90% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
t6 4-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  CLE M. Grissom H. Carrasco 1% 91% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t6 4-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO CLE B. Roberts H. Carrasco -2% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Indians' Brian Anderson facing 9-1-2
b6 0-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Sweeney B. Anderson -4% 86% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 1B)
b6 0-4 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR S. Halter B. Anderson 3% 89% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b6 0-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Hansen B. Anderson -4% 85% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Sweeney to 2B
b6 0-4 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Bell B. Anderson 4% 89% Flyball: CF; Sweeney to 3B
Eric Plunk replaces Brian Anderson pitching
b6 0-4 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. King E. Plunk 4% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Hector Carrasco facing 2-3-4
t7 4-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE T. Fernandez H. Carrasco -1% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 4-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CLE M. Ramirez H. Carrasco 1% 93% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Matt Whisenant replaces Hector Carrasco pitching
t7 4-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  CLE J. Thome M. Whisenant 1% 94% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Ramirez to 2B
t7 4-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  R CLE D. Justice M. Whisenant 3% 97% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Ramirez Scores; Thome to 2B
t7 5-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. Williams M. Whisenant -1% 96% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Thome to 3B
t7 5-0 2 1-3 7,(3-2)  O CLE B. Giles M. Whisenant -1% 96% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 5, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, Indians' Eric Plunk facing 5-6-7
b7 0-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. Palmer E. Plunk 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
Johnny Damon pinch hits for Jermaine Dye (RF) batting 6th
b7 0-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Damon E. Plunk 1% 98% Strikeout Looking
Rod Myers pinch hits for Yamil Benitez (LF) batting 7th
b7 0-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR R. Myers E. Plunk 0% 98% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Scott Service facing 8-9-1
Scott Service replaces Matt Whisenant pitching
Rod Myers moves from PH to LF
Johnny Damon moves from PH to CF
Shane Halter moves from CF to RF
t8 5-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE P. Borders S. Service -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Grissom S. Service -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  R CLE B. Roberts S. Service 1% 99% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t8 6-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE T. Fernandez S. Service -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Indians' Paul Shuey facing 8-9-1
Paul Shuey replaces Eric Plunk pitching
Scott Cooper pinch hits for Andy Stewart (DH) batting 8th
b8 0-6 0 --- 10,(3-2)  KCR S. Cooper P. Shuey -1% 98% Walk
Felix Martinez pinch runs for Scott Cooper (PH) batting 8th
b8 0-6 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR M. Sweeney P. Shuey 1% 99% Foul Popfly: C (1B-C Foul)
Larry Sutton pinch hits for Shane Halter (RF) batting 1st
b8 0-6 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR L. Sutton P. Shuey 1% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 0-6 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Hansen P. Shuey 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 6, Royals 0.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Jeff Montgomery facing 3-4-5
Jeff Montgomery replaces Scott Service pitching
Larry Sutton moves from PH to LF
Rod Myers moves from LF to RF
t9 6-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  CLE M. Ramirez J. Montgomery 0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t9 6-0 0 1-- 6,(1-2)  O CLE J. Thome J. Montgomery -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 6-0 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  OO CLE D. Justice J. Montgomery -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Indians' Paul Shuey facing 3-4-5
Bruce Aven replaces David Justice (RF) playing LF batting 5th
Brian Giles moves from LF to RF
b9 0-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR J. Bell P. Shuey -1% 99% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b9 0-6 0 --3 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. King P. Shuey -1% 98% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Bell Scores
b9 1-6 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  KCR D. Palmer P. Shuey -2% 96% Walk; King to 2B
b9 1-6 0 12- 5,(2-2)  KCR J. Damon P. Shuey -5% 90% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); King to 3B; Palmer to 2B
Paul Assenmacher replaces Paul Shuey pitching
Jose Offerman pinch hits for Rod Myers (RF) batting 7th
b9 1-6 0 123 3,(2-0)  RO KCR J. Offerman P. Assenmacher 4% 95% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Deep SS-3B Hole); King Scores; Palmer to 3B
Chili Davis pinch hits for Felix Martinez (DH) batting 8th
b9 2-6 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  O KCR C. Davis P. Assenmacher 4% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-6 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Sweeney P. Assenmacher -1% 98% Defensive Indifference; Offerman to 2B
b9 2-6 2 -23 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney P. Assenmacher 2% 100% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 6, Royals 2.

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