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DET
@BAL
11
3
CHW
@BOS
2
5
CLE
@KCR
0
1
MIL
@MIN
1
2
 
(10)
TOR
@NYY
4
5
 
(10)
SEA
@OAK
9
2
ANA
@TEX
4
1
MON
@ATL
7
1
PHI
@CHC
3
11
HOU
@CIN
8
3
NYM
@FLA
2
1
COL
@LAD
10
5
STL
@PIT
2
14
SFG
@SDP
8
5
Sunday, September 21, 1997, 1:06
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 15,274, Time of Game: 2:58
Indians
0
83-71
 Lost 2 
1st
at Royals
1
64-90
 Won 2 
4th, 19 GB
W: Brian Bevil (1-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    1  5  0
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bip Roberts 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 .301 .730 26 18 0.039 0.93 0.087 -0.048 0.2 4 3 2B
Omar Vizquel SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 .280 .717 18 9 -0.073 1.54 0.014 -0.087 -0.7 0 1
Manny Ramirez RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .331 .959 25 19 -0.147 1.53 0.019 -0.165 -1.1 2 0 GDP
Jim Thome 1B 3 0 0 0 1 3 .290 1.011 22 11 -0.077 1.27 0.037 -0.114 -0.2 7 1
David Justice DH 4 0 1 0 0 2 .331 1.014 15 12 -0.079 1.53 0.046 -0.125 -0.4
Brian Giles LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .265 .827 17 9 -0.035 1.61 0.070 -0.105 -0.7 5 0
Jeff Branson 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 .195 .564 9 7 0.062 1.07 0.108 -0.046 0.5 1 1 2B
   Matt Williams PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .792 5 3 -0.108 3.69 0.000 -0.108 -0.3 0 0
Pat Borders C 3 0 0 0 0 2 .303 .786 14 10 -0.176 1.58 0.000 -0.176 -1.4 5 0
Marquis Grissom CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .262 .715 8 5 -0.135 1.59 0.000 -0.135 -1.0 2 0
Chad Ogea P 0 1
   Michael Jackson P 0 1
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 0
Team Totals 31 0 5 0 3 12 .161 .461 159 103 -0.729 1.48 0.381 -1.109 -5.0 26 8
2B: B Roberts (19, off H Pichardo); J Branson (6, off K Appier).
TB: B Roberts 3; J Branson 2; D Justice; M Ramirez.
GIDP: M Ramirez (18).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Branson-B Roberts-J Thome.

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Damon CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .725 18 10 -0.230 1.86 0.000 -0.230 -1.6 2 0
Rod Myers RF 5 0 2 1 0 0 .301 .872 10 7 0.346 2.00 0.445 -0.099 0.5 2 0
Jay Bell SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 .296 .838 15 11 -0.007 1.27 0.053 -0.060 -0.2 2 2 SB,SH
Chili Davis DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 .281 .900 14 6 -0.069 1.48 0.019 -0.088 -0.5 IW
   Felix Martinez PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .708 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Jeff King 1B 2 0 1 0 2 1 .229 .761 20 9 -0.030 1.64 0.053 -0.083 0.0 7 0
Dean Palmer 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .254 .747 12 8 -0.189 2.03 0.023 -0.212 -1.3 1 1 GDP
Yamil Benitez LF 2 1 0 0 2 0 .270 .766 22 10 0.036 1.62 0.128 -0.093 0.2 1 0
Mike Macfarlane C 3 0 0 0 0 2 .242 .734 9 9 -0.113 1.76 0.000 -0.113 -1.1 10 2 SH
Jed Hansen 2B 2 0 1 0 1 0 .312 .842 12 6 0.020 1.01 0.042 -0.023 0.2 2 3
   Jose Offerman PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 .305 .768 4 0 0.010 3.16 0.010 0.000 0.2 IW
Kevin Appier P 0 0
   Hipolito Pichardo P 0 0
   Matt Whisenant P 0 0
   Brian Bevil P 0 0
Team Totals 28 1 5 1 8 5 .179 .540 136 76 -0.226 1.69 0.773 -1.001 -3.6 27 8
SH: M Macfarlane (3, off M Jackson); J Bell (3, off M Jackson).
IBB: C Davis (16, by M Jackson); J Offerman (3, by M Jackson).
TB: R Myers 2; J King; J Hansen; J Bell.
GIDP: D Palmer (6).
RBI: R Myers (8).
2-out RBI: R Myers.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Bell-J Hansen-J King.
Baserunning
SB: J Bell (7, 2nd base off C Ogea/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
Chad Ogea 7 3 0 0 5 4 0 5.12 28 99 59 29 12 18 7 12 4 0 70 0.465 1.21 3.9
Michael Jackson, L (2-5) 1.1 1 1 1 3 1 0 3.21 8 27 12 9 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.046 2.81 0.1
Paul Assenmacher 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.68 2 10 5 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 -0.283 4.36 -0.5
Team Totals 8.2 5 1 1 8 5 0 1.04 38 136 76 41 13 22 11 14 4 0 70 2 1 0.228 1.69 3.6

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
Kevin Appier 7 4 0 0 1 10 0 3.28 25 120 82 47 16 19 5 9 3 0 78 0.465 1.17 3.9
Hipolito Pichardo 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.50 5 22 12 9 0 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.114 2.11 0.6
Matt Whisenant 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.95 3 12 6 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.079 1.90 0.3
Brian Bevil, W (1-2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7.53 1 5 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.070 3.05 0.3
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 3 12 0 0.00 34 159 103 59 19 25 7 12 4 0 78 1 0 0.728 1.48 5.0
Balks: None.
WP: C Ogea (4); B Bevil (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: M Jackson 2 (5; C Davis, J Offerman).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Durwood Merrill, 1B - Dale Scott, 2B - Dave Phillips, 3B - Rocky Roe.
Time of Game: 2:58.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 65° F, Wind 10mph in from Rightfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Royals
1 Bip Roberts 2B 1 Johnny Damon CF
2 Omar Vizquel SS 2 Rod Myers RF
3 Manny Ramirez RF 3 Jay Bell SS
4 Jim Thome 1B 4 Chili Davis DH
5 David Justice DH 5 Jeff King 1B
6 Brian Giles LF 6 Dean Palmer 3B
7 Jeff Branson 3B 7 Yamil Benitez LF
8 Pat Borders C 8 Mike Macfarlane C
9 Marquis Grissom CF 9 Jed Hansen 2B
Chad Ogea P Kevin Appier P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 0-0 2 12- 3,(2-0)  R KCR R. Myers P. Assenmacher 38% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Benitez Scores; Offerman to 2B
t5 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  CLE J. Branson K. Appier -11% 39% Double to CF (Line Drive); Justice to 3B
t9 0-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. Williams B. Bevil 11% 65% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t5 0-0 1 -23 6,(2-2)  O CLE P. Borders K. Appier 10% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b9 0-0 1 12- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Damon P. Assenmacher -10% 62% Flyball: LF

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' Kevin Appier facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CLE B. Roberts K. Appier -3% 47% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel K. Appier 3% 50% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO CLE M. Ramirez K. Appier 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 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,(1-0)  O KCR J. Damon C. Ogea -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR R. Myers C. Ogea -2% 51% Lineout: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR J. Bell C. Ogea -1% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Kevin Appier facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE J. Thome K. Appier -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O CLE D. Justice K. Appier 4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE B. Giles K. Appier 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  O CLE J. Branson K. Appier 2% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Chad Ogea facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR C. Davis C. Ogea -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. King C. Ogea 3% 55% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR D. Palmer C. Ogea -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Kevin Appier facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CLE P. Borders K. Appier 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Grissom K. Appier 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 2 --- 9,(2-2)  O CLE B. Roberts K. Appier 1% 56% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Chad Ogea facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR Y. Benitez C. Ogea 4% 60% Walk
b3 0-0 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane C. Ogea -4% 56% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  KCR J. Hansen C. Ogea 2% 58% Wild Pitch; Benitez to 2B
b3 0-0 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Hansen C. Ogea 2% 60% Walk
b3 0-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Damon C. Ogea -5% 55% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR R. Myers C. Ogea -5% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Kevin Appier facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel K. Appier 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t4 0-0 1 --- 11,(2-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez K. Appier 2% 55% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t4 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE J. Thome K. Appier 1% 56% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Chad Ogea facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Bell C. Ogea -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Davis C. Ogea -2% 51% Flyball: LF
b4 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. King C. Ogea 2% 53% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 0-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR D. Palmer C. Ogea 2% 55% Walk; King to 2B
b4 0-0 2 12- 8,(3-2)  O KCR Y. Benitez C. Ogea -5% 50% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Kevin Appier facing 5-6-7
t5 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE D. Justice K. Appier -5% 45% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t5 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CLE B. Giles K. Appier 4% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
t5 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  CLE J. Branson K. Appier -11% 39% Double to CF (Line Drive); Justice to 3B
t5 0-0 1 -23 6,(2-2)  O CLE P. Borders K. Appier 10% 49% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Grissom K. Appier 8% 57% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Chad Ogea facing 8-9-1
b5 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane C. Ogea -3% 54% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Hansen C. Ogea -2% 52% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
b5 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Damon C. Ogea -2% 50% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Kevin Appier facing 1-2-3
t6 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CLE B. Roberts K. Appier 4% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE O. Vizquel K. Appier 3% 56% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B (Short 3B Line)
t6 0-0 2 --- 7,(2-2)  CLE M. Ramirez K. Appier -2% 54% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CLE J. Thome K. Appier 4% 58% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Chad Ogea facing 2-3-4
b6 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR R. Myers C. Ogea -3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR J. Bell C. Ogea 4% 58% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b6 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR C. Davis C. Ogea -4% 54% Strikeout Swinging
b6 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. King C. Ogea 2% 55% Bell Steals 2B
b6 0-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. King C. Ogea 1% 57% Walk
b6 0-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR D. Palmer C. Ogea -7% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Kevin Appier facing 5-6-7
t7 0-0 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O CLE D. Justice K. Appier 4% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t7 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE B. Giles K. Appier 3% 57% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
t7 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE J. Branson K. Appier 2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Chad Ogea facing 7-8-9
b7 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR Y. Benitez C. Ogea -4% 55% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b7 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Macfarlane C. Ogea -3% 52% Lineout: RF
b7 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR J. Hansen C. Ogea 2% 54% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b7 0-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Damon C. Ogea -4% 50% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 8-9-1
Hipolito Pichardo replaces Kevin Appier pitching
t8 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE P. Borders H. Pichardo 5% 55% Lineout: 3B
t8 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CLE M. Grissom H. Pichardo 4% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  CLE B. Roberts H. Pichardo -5% 53% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t8 0-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  CLE O. Vizquel H. Pichardo -1% 52% Walk
t8 0-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez H. Pichardo 9% 61% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Michael Jackson facing 2-3-4
Michael Jackson replaces Chad Ogea pitching
b8 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR R. Myers M. Jackson 6% 68% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b8 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Bell M. Jackson -2% 66% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Myers to 2B
b8 0-0 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR C. Davis M. Jackson 2% 67% Intentional Walk
Felix Martinez pinch runs for Chili Davis (DH) batting 4th
b8 0-0 1 12- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. King M. Jackson -8% 59% Strikeout Swinging
b8 0-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. Palmer M. Jackson -9% 50% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Matt Whisenant facing 4-5-6
Matt Whisenant replaces Hipolito Pichardo pitching
t9 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE J. Thome M. Whisenant 6% 56% Strikeout Looking
t9 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE D. Justice M. Whisenant 5% 61% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t9 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE B. Giles M. Whisenant -3% 58% Walk
Brian Bevil replaces Matt Whisenant pitching
Matt Williams pinch hits for Jeff Branson (3B) batting 7th
t9 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  CLE M. Williams B. Bevil -4% 54% Wild Pitch; Giles to 2B
t9 0-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. Williams B. Bevil 11% 65% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Michael Jackson facing 7-8-9
Matt Williams moves from PH to 3B
b9 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR Y. Benitez M. Jackson 7% 72% Walk
b9 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Macfarlane M. Jackson -2% 71% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Benitez to 2B
Jose Offerman pinch hits for Jed Hansen (2B) batting 9th
b9 0-0 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Offerman M. Jackson 1% 72% Intentional Walk
Paul Assenmacher replaces Michael Jackson pitching
b9 0-0 1 12- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Damon P. Assenmacher -10% 62% Flyball: LF
b9 0-0 2 12- 3,(2-0)  R KCR R. Myers P. Assenmacher 38% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Benitez Scores; Offerman to 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 1.

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