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@CHW
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0
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@KCR
2
1
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@MIN
2
13
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@CHC
7
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@COL
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3
1
Thursday, April 9, 1998, 7:05
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 13,790, Time of Game: 2:48
Orioles
2
7-1
 Won 7 
1st
at Royals
1
3-5
 Lost 3 
4th, 3½ GB
W: Jimmy Key (1-0)
L: Jose Rosado (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         0  0  0   0  0  0   1  1  0    2  7  2
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  9  0

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brady Anderson CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .048 .307 21 13 -0.128 1.16 0.018 -0.146 -1.0 1 0
Roberto Alomar 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 .286 .676 16 9 0.006 1.20 0.061 -0.055 -0.0 5 1
Harold Baines DH 3 0 1 0 0 1 .417 1.128 14 9 -0.019 1.09 0.041 -0.059 -0.3
   Eric Davis PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .409 .955 2 1 0.016 2.15 0.066 -0.050 -0.1 CS
Rafael Palmeiro 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .566 10 6 -0.171 1.91 0.000 -0.171 -1.3 7 1
Joe Carter RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 .350 .885 14 8 0.215 1.66 0.272 -0.057 0.9 2 0 2B
   Jeffrey Hammonds PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .389 1.121 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Cal Ripken 3B 2 1 1 1 1 0 .241 .761 22 11 0.191 1.04 0.228 -0.037 1.3 1 1 HR,HBP
B.J. Surhoff LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .160 .534 13 8 -0.101 1.24 0.068 -0.169 -1.0 2 1 CS
Chris Hoiles C 2 0 0 0 1 1 .143 .464 15 7 -0.025 1.14 0.039 -0.064 -0.1 5 3
   Lenny Webster PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.714 6 3 -0.055 1.24 0.000 -0.055 -0.6 2 0
Mike Bordick SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 .091 .221 13 9 -0.104 1.15 0.000 -0.104 -0.9 1 3 SH
Jimmy Key P 1 4
   Norm Charlton P 0 0
   Alan Mills P 0 0
   Armando Benitez P 0 0
Team Totals 30 2 7 2 4 4 .233 .710 146 84 -0.175 1.33 0.793 -0.967 -3.1 27 14
2B: J Carter (2, off P Rapp).
HR: C Ripken (2, off P Rapp; 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
SH: M Bordick (2, off P Rapp).
HBP: C Ripken (1, by S Service).
TB: C Ripken 4; J Carter 3; H Baines; E Davis; B Surhoff; R Alomar.
RBI: C Ripken (7); J Carter (5).
2-out RBI: J Carter.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 5. C Hoiles-R Alomar 2; J Key-C Hoiles-R Palmeiro; B Surhoff-C Hoiles; C Ripken-R Alomar-R Palmeiro.
E: R Palmeiro (2); J Carter (2).
Outfield Assists: B Surhoff (S Halter at 3rd base).
Baserunning
CS: B Surhoff (1, 2nd base by S Service/M Sweeney); E Davis (2, 3rd base by S Service/M Sweeney).
Pickoffs: B Anderson (1st base by P Rapp).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Damon CF 2 0 2 0 0 0 .406 1.018 15 12 0.246 1.57 0.270 -0.023 1.8 4 0 SB,CS,HBP,SH
Jose Offerman 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 .371 .875 10 7 0.102 2.09 0.203 -0.101 0.4 4 2
Jeff King 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 .393 1.040 9 6 -0.252 2.04 0.188 -0.440 -0.3 10 2
Dean Palmer 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .406 1.222 11 8 -0.232 2.05 0.000 -0.232 -1.9 0 4
Terry Pendleton DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 .222 .583 17 9 -0.240 1.96 0.011 -0.251 -2.0 GDP
Ernie Young RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .235 .471 9 7 -0.077 1.48 0.055 -0.132 -0.7 1 0 CS
   Larry Sutton PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .310 4 3 -0.074 2.85 0.000 -0.074 -0.2
Shane Mack LF 2 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .200 15 7 -0.040 1.37 0.038 -0.078 -0.3 3 0
   Hal Morris PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .222 .546 3 2 0.055 1.99 0.055 0.000 0.1
   Jed Hansen PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Mike Sweeney C 4 0 0 0 0 1 .105 .296 15 10 -0.232 1.69 0.000 -0.232 -1.4 4 2 GDP
Felix Martinez SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 .048 .226 6 5 -0.025 0.47 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 0 1
   Shane Halter PH-SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 .400 1.100 3 2 0.096 2.52 0.096 0.000 0.4 0 0
Pat Rapp P 1 1
   Jose Rosado P 0 0
   Scott Service P 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 9 0 2 5 .290 .643 117 78 -0.673 1.77 0.916 -1.588 -4.1 27 12
SH: J Damon (1, off N Charlton).
HBP: J Damon (2, by J Key).
TB: J King 2; J Offerman 2; J Damon 2; H Morris; E Young; S Halter.
GIDP: M Sweeney (1); T Pendleton (1).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
PB: M Sweeney (1).
Baserunning
SB: J Damon (4, 2nd base off J Key/C Hoiles).
CS: J Damon (2, 2nd base by J Key/C Hoiles); E Young (1, 2nd base by J Key/C Hoiles).

Baltimore Orioles

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
Jimmy Key, W (1-0) 7 6 1 1 2 2 0 1.50 26 89 58 38 8 12 9 12 5 0 61 0.297 1.19 3.0
Norm Charlton, H (1) 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 6.00 4 8 6 5 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.026 3.69 0.1
Alan Mills, H (3) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 1 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.126 4.70 0.5
Armando Benitez, S (2) 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.38 4 15 11 6 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.224 3.04 0.6
Team Totals 9 9 1 1 2 5 0 1.00 35 117 78 51 13 14 12 15 7 0 61 2 0 0.673 1.77 4.1

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
Pat Rapp 7 3 1 1 4 3 1 0.64 27 115 65 38 5 22 10 10 1 0 66 0.297 1.13 3.0
Jose Rosado, L (0-1) 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 6.75 4 10 7 5 0 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0.004 2.37 0.0
Scott Service 1.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.93 5 27 14 7 1 6 1 2 2 0 2 1 -0.128 1.55 0.1
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 4 4 1 2.00 36 152 86 50 6 30 12 15 5 0 66 2 1 0.173 1.33 3.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Key (1; J Damon); S Service (1; C Ripken).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: P Rapp (1; B Anderson, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Hirschbeck, 1B - Rich Garcia, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - Tim McClelland.
Time of Game: 2:48.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 54° F, Wind 20mph in from Leftfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         Kansas City Royals
1 Brady Anderson CF 1 Johnny Damon CF
2 Roberto Alomar 2B 2 Jose Offerman 2B
3 Harold Baines DH 3 Jeff King 1B
4 Rafael Palmeiro 1B 4 Dean Palmer 3B
5 Joe Carter RF 5 Terry Pendleton DH
6 Cal Ripken 3B 6 Ernie Young RF
7 B.J. Surhoff LF 7 Shane Mack LF
8 Chris Hoiles C 8 Mike Sweeney C
9 Mike Bordick SS 9 Felix Martinez SS
Jimmy Key P Pat Rapp P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 1-2 0 123 1,(0-1)  OO KCR J. King N. Charlton 41% 70% Fly Ball Double Play: LF-C (Short LF Line)
t8 1-1 2 1-3 3,(1-2)  R BAL J. Carter S. Service 22% 72% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Alomar Scores; Davis to 2B
t7 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-2)  R BAL C. Ripken P. Rapp 18% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b8 1-2 0 12- 3,(1-2)  KCR J. Offerman N. Charlton -16% 28% Single to C (Bunt); Halter to 3B; Damon to 2B
b6 1-0 1 123 2,(0-2)  OO KCR T. Pendleton J. Key 14% 32% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B (P's Right)

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Pat Rapp facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-2)  O BAL B. Anderson P. Rapp -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-2)  O BAL R. Alomar P. Rapp -2% 46% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O BAL H. Baines P. Rapp -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jimmy Key facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR J. Damon J. Key -3% 42% Hit By Pitch
b1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman J. Key 3% 45% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO KCR J. King J. Key 5% 50% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Damon Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Pat Rapp facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-1)  O BAL R. Palmeiro P. Rapp -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BAL J. Carter P. Rapp -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  BAL C. Ripken P. Rapp 1% 47% Walk
t2 0-0 2 1-- BAL B. Surhoff P. Rapp 1% 48% Passed Ball; Ripken to 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O BAL B. Surhoff P. Rapp -3% 45% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jimmy Key facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-2)  O KCR D. Palmer J. Key 2% 47% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR T. Pendleton J. Key 2% 49% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-2)  O KCR E. Young J. Key 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Pat Rapp facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  BAL C. Hoiles P. Rapp 4% 54% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-2)  O BAL M. Bordick P. Rapp -2% 52% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Hoiles to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- 8,(3-2)  O BAL B. Anderson P. Rapp -4% 48% Popfly: 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  BAL R. Alomar P. Rapp 1% 49% Walk
t3 0-0 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O BAL H. Baines P. Rapp -5% 44% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jimmy Key facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR S. Mack J. Key -4% 40% Walk
b3 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-2)  OO KCR M. Sweeney J. Key 8% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR F. Martinez J. Key 1% 50% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Pat Rapp facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-1)  O BAL R. Palmeiro P. Rapp -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t4 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-2)  BAL J. Carter P. Rapp 5% 52% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t4 0-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O BAL C. Ripken P. Rapp -4% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Carter to 3B
t4 0-0 2 --3 1,(0-1)  O BAL B. Surhoff P. Rapp -5% 44% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jimmy Key facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR J. Damon J. Key -4% 40% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b4 0-0 0 1-- KCR J. Offerman J. Key -3% 37% Damon Steals 2B
b4 0-0 0 -2- 2,(1-1)  O KCR J. Offerman J. Key 7% 44% Fielder's Choice P; Damon out at 3B/P-3B
b4 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-1)  R KCR J. King J. Key -13% 30% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Offerman Scores/Adv on E9/No RBI; King to 2B
b4 1-0 1 -2- 2,(1-1)  O KCR D. Palmer J. Key 3% 33% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); King to 3B
b4 1-0 2 --3 6,(3-2)  KCR T. Pendleton J. Key -1% 32% Walk
b4 1-0 2 1-3 6,(2-2)  O KCR E. Young J. Key 5% 37% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Pat Rapp facing 8-9-1
t5 0-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O BAL C. Hoiles P. Rapp -3% 34% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-2)  O BAL M. Bordick P. Rapp -2% 31% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  BAL B. Anderson P. Rapp 2% 33% Walk
t5 0-1 2 1-- 2,(1-1)  O BAL R. Alomar P. Rapp -3% 30% Anderson Picked off 1B (P-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Jimmy Key facing 7-8-9
b5 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-1)  O KCR S. Mack J. Key 2% 32% Popfly: 2B
b5 1-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Key 2% 34% Flyball: RF
b5 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-1)  O KCR F. Martinez J. Key 1% 35% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Pat Rapp facing 2-3-4
t6 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BAL R. Alomar P. Rapp -4% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-1 1 --- 5,(3-2)  BAL H. Baines P. Rapp 4% 35% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
t6 0-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BAL R. Palmeiro P. Rapp -5% 31% Flyball: CF
t6 0-1 2 1-- 1,(0-1)  O BAL J. Carter P. Rapp -4% 27% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Jimmy Key facing 1-2-3
b6 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR J. Damon J. Key -3% 23% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
b6 1-0 0 1-- 1,(0-1)  KCR J. Offerman J. Key -5% 19% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Damon to 2B
b6 1-0 0 12- 2,(1-1)  KCR J. King J. Key -6% 13% Single to 3B (Bunt to Weak 3B); Damon to 3B; Offerman to 2B
b6 1-0 0 123 2,(0-2)  O KCR D. Palmer J. Key 5% 18% Popfly: SS
b6 1-0 1 123 2,(0-2)  OO KCR T. Pendleton J. Key 14% 32% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Pat Rapp facing 6-7-8
t7 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-2)  R BAL C. Ripken P. Rapp 18% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t7 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BAL B. Surhoff P. Rapp -4% 46% Strikeout Looking
t7 1-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O BAL C. Hoiles P. Rapp -3% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 1-1 2 --- 3,(1-2)  O BAL M. Bordick P. Rapp -2% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Orioles' Jimmy Key facing 6-7-8
b7 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-1)  KCR E. Young J. Key -5% 35% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b7 1-1 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  OO KCR S. Mack J. Key 13% 48% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Young Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b7 1-1 2 --- 1,(0-1)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Key 2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 1-2-3
Jose Rosado replaces Pat Rapp pitching
t8 1-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O BAL B. Anderson J. Rosado -5% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 1-1 1 --- 3,(1-2)  BAL R. Alomar J. Rosado 5% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Eric Davis pinch hits for Harold Baines (DH) batting 3rd
t8 1-1 1 1-- 2,(1-1)  BAL E. Davis J. Rosado 7% 57% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Alomar to 2B
t8 1-1 1 12- 2,(1-1)  O BAL R. Palmeiro J. Rosado -7% 50% Flyball: RF; Alomar to 3B
Scott Service replaces Jose Rosado pitching
t8 1-1 2 1-3 3,(1-2)  R BAL J. Carter S. Service 22% 72% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Alomar Scores; Davis to 2B
Jeffrey Hammonds pinch runs for Joe Carter (RF) batting 5th
t8 2-1 2 12- 4,(3-1)  O BAL C. Ripken S. Service -5% 67% Davis Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B-2B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Orioles' Norm Charlton facing 9-1-2
Norm Charlton replaces Jimmy Key pitching
Jeffrey Hammonds moves from PR to RF
Shane Halter pinch hits for Felix Martinez (SS) batting 9th
b8 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-2)  KCR S. Halter N. Charlton -10% 57% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
b8 1-2 0 1-- 1,(0-1)  KCR J. Damon N. Charlton -13% 44% Reached on E3/Sacrifice Bunt; Halter to 2B
b8 1-2 0 12- 3,(1-2)  KCR J. Offerman N. Charlton -16% 28% Single to C (Bunt); Halter to 3B; Damon to 2B
b8 1-2 0 123 1,(0-1)  OO KCR J. King N. Charlton 41% 70% Fly Ball Double Play: LF-C (Short LF Line)
Alan Mills replaces Norm Charlton pitching
b8 1-2 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Palmer A. Mills 13% 82% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Orioles 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Scott Service facing 6-7-8
Shane Halter moves from PH to SS
t9 2-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  BAL C. Ripken S. Service 3% 85% Hit By Pitch
t9 2-1 0 1-- 2,(1-1)  BAL B. Surhoff S. Service 7% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 1B); Ripken to 3B
Lenny Webster pinch hits for Chris Hoiles (C) batting 8th
t9 2-1 0 1-3 O BAL L. Webster S. Service -5% 87% Surhoff Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t9 2-1 1 --3 6,(3-2)  O BAL L. Webster S. Service -5% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t9 2-1 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O BAL M. Bordick S. Service -4% 78% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Orioles' Armando Benitez facing 5-6-7
Armando Benitez replaces Alan Mills pitching
Lenny Webster moves from PH to C
b9 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pendleton A. Benitez 10% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
Larry Sutton pinch hits for Ernie Young (RF) batting 6th
b9 1-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR L. Sutton A. Benitez 7% 95% Strikeout Swinging
Hal Morris pinch hits for Shane Mack (LF) batting 7th
b9 1-2 2 --- 3,(1-2)  KCR H. Morris A. Benitez -6% 89% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
Jed Hansen pinch runs for Hal Morris (PH) batting 7th
b9 1-2 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney A. Benitez 11% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 2, Royals 1.

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  • 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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