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12
6
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7
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4
Saturday, May 2, 1998, 7:05
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 22,743, Time of Game: 3:27
Yankees
12
19-6
 Won 4 
1st
at Royals
6
12-17
 Lost 2 
2nd, 4½ GB
W: Andy Pettitte (5-2)
L: Chris Haney (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         1  0  0   2  3  0   1  1  4   12 14  0
Royals          1  0  0   1  2  0   0  2  0    6 12  3

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chuck Knoblauch 2B 4 0 0 0 2 0 .235 .657 25 13 -0.100 0.79 0.039 -0.139 -1.0 2 1 SB,CS
Derek Jeter SS 5 2 2 1 0 1 .273 .735 25 19 0.162 0.75 0.200 -0.038 2.4 1 4 HR
Paul O'Neill RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 .304 .829 13 10 0.012 0.51 0.036 -0.024 -0.4 3 2 SF
Bernie Williams CF 5 3 3 0 0 0 .309 .841 11 7 0.130 0.88 0.138 -0.008 1.6 2 0 SB
Tino Martinez 1B 5 2 3 3 0 0 .351 1.040 17 10 0.314 1.15 0.376 -0.062 3.0 10 0 HR,2·2B
   Dale Sveum 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .111 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Tim Raines DH 5 0 1 1 0 0 .314 .807 14 9 -0.013 0.91 0.078 -0.090 -0.7
Chad Curtis LF 3 1 0 1 0 1 .318 .953 22 13 -0.069 0.77 0.002 -0.071 -1.0 2 0 HBP,SF
Scott Brosius 3B 4 2 2 0 1 0 .276 .680 21 12 0.005 0.60 0.047 -0.042 0.6 1 4 2B
Joe Girardi C 4 0 0 0 0 1 .178 .413 16 9 -0.060 0.63 0.000 -0.060 -1.0 4 2
   Darryl Strawberry PH 1 1 1 4 0 0 .345 1.243 2 1 0.075 1.05 0.075 0.000 3.3 HR
   Jorge Posada C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .729 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Andy Pettitte P 0 2
   Jeff Nelson P 0 0
   Mike Stanton P 0 0
   Darren Holmes P 0 0
Team Totals 40 12 14 11 3 4 .350 1.041 166 103 0.456 0.79 0.991 -0.534 6.9 27 15
2B: S Brosius (5, off D Rios); T Martinez 2 (10, 1 off J Pittsley, 1 off C Haney).
HR: T Martinez (5, off C Haney; 5th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep RF Line); D Strawberry (7, off S Service; 9th inn, 3 on, 2 outs); D Jeter (4, off C Haney; 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line).
SF: P O'Neill (2, off J Pittsley); C Curtis (2, off C Haney).
HBP: C Curtis (1, by M Whisenant).
TB: T Martinez 8; D Jeter 5; D Strawberry 4; B Williams 3; S Brosius 3; P O'Neill 2; T Raines.
RBI: D Strawberry 4 (18); T Martinez 3 (32); D Jeter (10); P O'Neill (11); C Curtis (20); T Raines (8).
2-out RBI: D Strawberry 4; T Martinez 3.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. P O'Neill-J Girardi-S Brosius; P O'Neill-J Girardi.
Outfield Assists: P O'Neill (S Mack at 3rd base); P O'Neill (M Sweeney at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: C Knoblauch (7, 2nd base off D Rios/M Sweeney); B Williams (7, 2nd base off C Haney/M Sweeney).
CS: C Knoblauch (3, 2nd base by C Haney/M Sweeney).
Pickoffs: D Jeter (1st base by J Pittsley).

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 1 4 2 0 0 .291 .776 15 11 0.205 1.64 0.263 -0.058 2.9 4 0 2B
Jose Offerman 2B 5 0 1 1 0 0 .314 .768 19 11 -0.212 1.95 0.139 -0.351 -1.1 2 4 2B,SB
Hal Morris DH 5 0 1 0 0 1 .411 1.013 18 11 -0.072 0.85 0.024 -0.096 -1.0
Dean Palmer 3B 4 1 0 0 1 2 .313 .984 18 9 -0.141 1.00 0.019 -0.160 -1.7 0 2
Jeff King 1B 5 2 2 3 0 1 .288 .893 26 14 0.202 0.70 0.250 -0.048 2.2 9 1 2·HR
Shane Mack LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .329 .899 14 8 -0.029 0.84 0.036 -0.065 -0.3 2 0
Ernie Young RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .561 9 5 -0.095 1.24 0.000 -0.095 -0.8 4 0
   Larry Sutton PH-RF 0 1 0 0 1 0 .254 .730 6 2 0.020 0.42 0.020 0.000 0.3 1 0
Mike Sweeney C 2 0 1 0 2 0 .222 .633 18 8 0.097 0.91 0.120 -0.023 0.8 4 0
Shane Halter SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 .283 .817 10 8 -0.034 1.57 0.084 -0.118 -0.6 1 2
   Terry Pendleton PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .212 .601 3 2 0.015 0.42 0.015 0.000 0.2
   Felix Martinez PR-SS 0 1 0 0 0 0 .148 .397 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Chris Haney P 0 1
   Jim Pittsley P 0 1
   Danny Rios P 0 0
   Matt Whisenant P 0 0
   Scott Service P 0 0
Team Totals 36 6 12 6 5 5 .333 .970 156 89 -0.044 1.16 0.970 -1.014 0.9 27 11
2B: J Damon (9, off J Nelson); J Offerman (6, off A Pettitte).
HR: J King 2 (8, 2 off A Pettitte; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF; 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF Line).
TB: J King 8; J Damon 5; S Halter 2; J Offerman 2; M Sweeney; H Morris; T Pendleton.
RBI: J King 3 (28); J Damon 2 (7); J Offerman (14).
2-out RBI: J King 2; J Damon 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
PB: M Sweeney (5).
E: J Pittsley (1); D Palmer 2 (8).
Baserunning
SB: J Offerman (7, 3rd base off A Pettitte/J Girardi).
Pickoffs: D Palmer (1st base by A Pettitte).

New York Yankees

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
Andy Pettitte, W (5-2) 6 10 4 4 4 3 2 2.91 29 107 59 39 3 17 11 11 5 0 35 0.008 1.36 -0.6
Jeff Nelson, H (6) 1.2 2 2 2 1 0 0 3.38 8 31 19 10 1 8 2 5 2 0 0 0 -0.026 0.73 -1.2
Mike Stanton, H (5) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.32 1 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.057 1.92 0.4
Darren Holmes 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.38 3 15 9 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.004 0.05 0.6
Team Totals 9 12 6 6 5 5 2 6.00 41 156 89 53 7 29 14 17 7 0 35 1 0 0.043 1.16 -0.9

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, L (2-2) 5 8 6 5 1 3 2 7.36 24 92 59 38 5 16 4 16 6 0 31 -0.337 1.00 -3.1
Jim Pittsley 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 4.05 9 24 16 12 2 2 3 6 3 0 0 0 -0.011 0.67 0.1
Danny Rios 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 6.14 6 28 15 12 0 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 -0.028 0.44 -0.4
Matt Whisenant 0.2 1 2 2 0 0 0 10.13 4 12 8 6 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.004 0.47 0.1
Scott Service 0.1 1 2 2 1 0 1 3.00 3 10 5 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 2 2 -0.084 0.58 -3.5
Team Totals 9 14 12 10 3 4 3 10.00 46 166 103 70 8 25 12 26 10 0 31 2 2 -0.456 0.79 -6.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: M Whisenant (1; C Curtis).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Pittsley (0; D Jeter, 1st base); A Pettitte (2; D Palmer, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Tschida, 1B - Don Denkinger, 2B - Rick Reed, 3B - Brian O'Nora.
Time of Game: 3:27.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 58° F, Wind 23mph from Left to Right, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Kansas City Royals
1 Chuck Knoblauch 2B 1 Johnny Damon CF
2 Derek Jeter SS 2 Jose Offerman 2B
3 Paul O'Neill RF 3 Hal Morris DH
4 Bernie Williams CF 4 Dean Palmer 3B
5 Tino Martinez 1B 5 Jeff King 1B
6 Tim Raines DH 6 Shane Mack LF
7 Chad Curtis LF 7 Ernie Young RF
8 Scott Brosius 3B 8 Mike Sweeney C
9 Joe Girardi C 9 Shane Halter SS
Andy Pettitte P Chris Haney P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 3-2 2 12- 4,(2-1)  RRR NYY T. Martinez C. Haney 25% 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); O'Neill Scores; Williams Scores
b6 4-6 1 123 3,(1-1)  OO KCR J. Offerman A. Pettitte 23% 80% Fly Ball Double Play: RF-C-3B
b5 2-6 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  RR KCR J. King A. Pettitte -14% 75% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Palmer Scores
b2 1-1 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  OO KCR S. Halter A. Pettitte 12% 50% Fly Ball Double Play: RF-C
t4 1-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  NYY T. Martinez C. Haney 12% 66% Double to RF (Line Drive); Williams to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Chris Haney facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 10,(3-2)  NYY C. Knoblauch C. Haney 3% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-2)  O NYY D. Jeter C. Haney -6% 48% Knoblauch Caught Stealing 2B (P-1B-SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  R NYY D. Jeter C. Haney 9% 57% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t1 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  NYY P. O'Neill C. Haney 2% 59% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t1 1-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  NYY B. Williams C. Haney 5% 65% Single to CF (Line Drive); O'Neill to 3B
t1 1-0 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  O NYY T. Martinez C. Haney -6% 59% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
t1 1-0 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  NYY T. Raines C. Haney 1% 60% Williams Steals 2B
t1 1-0 2 -23 6,(3-2)  O NYY T. Raines C. Haney -5% 54% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Andy Pettitte facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Damon A. Pettitte -4% 51% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b1 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Offerman A. Pettitte -11% 39% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Damon Scores
b1 1-1 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O KCR H. Morris A. Pettitte 4% 43% Flyball: LF
b1 1-1 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR D. Palmer A. Pettitte -2% 41% Walk
b1 1-1 1 12- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. King A. Pettitte -3% 39% Offerman Steals 3B
b1 1-1 1 1-3 3,(2-1)  O KCR J. King A. Pettitte 7% 46% Palmer Picked off 1B (P-1B)
b1 1-1 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. King A. Pettitte 4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Chris Haney facing 7-8-9
t2 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYY C. Curtis C. Haney -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O NYY S. Brosius C. Haney -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYY J. Girardi C. Haney -1% 45% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Andy Pettitte facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR S. Mack A. Pettitte -4% 41% Walk
b2 1-1 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR E. Young A. Pettitte 3% 44% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Sweeney A. Pettitte -6% 38% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Mack to 3B
b2 1-1 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  OO KCR S. Halter A. Pettitte 12% 50% Fly Ball Double Play: RF-C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Chris Haney facing 1-2-3
t3 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYY C. Knoblauch C. Haney -3% 47% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t3 1-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYY D. Jeter C. Haney -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYY P. O'Neill C. Haney -1% 44% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Andy Pettitte facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Damon A. Pettitte -4% 40% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to Weak 2B-1B)
b3 1-1 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. Offerman A. Pettitte 4% 44% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
b3 1-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR H. Morris A. Pettitte 2% 46% Groundout: C-1B; Offerman to 2B
b3 1-1 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR D. Palmer A. Pettitte 4% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Chris Haney facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  NYY B. Williams C. Haney 4% 54% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t4 1-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  NYY T. Martinez C. Haney 12% 66% Double to RF (Line Drive); Williams to 3B
t4 1-1 0 -23 4,(2-1)  R NYY T. Raines C. Haney 8% 74% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Williams Scores/unER; Martinez to 3B
t4 2-1 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  RO NYY C. Curtis C. Haney -2% 72% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Martinez Scores
t4 3-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O NYY S. Brosius C. Haney -2% 69% Flyball: LF
t4 3-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O NYY J. Girardi C. Haney -2% 67% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Yankees' Andy Pettitte facing 5-6-7
b4 1-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R KCR J. King A. Pettitte -11% 56% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b4 2-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR S. Mack A. Pettitte 3% 59% Groundout: P-1B
b4 2-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR E. Young A. Pettitte 2% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Sweeney A. Pettitte -2% 60% Walk
b4 2-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR S. Halter A. Pettitte -3% 57% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Sweeney to 2B
b4 2-3 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Damon A. Pettitte 6% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Chris Haney facing 1-2-3
t5 3-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O NYY C. Knoblauch C. Haney -3% 60% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t5 3-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYY D. Jeter C. Haney -2% 58% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t5 3-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  NYY P. O'Neill C. Haney 1% 60% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t5 3-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  NYY B. Williams C. Haney 2% 62% Single to CF (Line Drive); O'Neill to 2B
t5 3-2 2 12- 4,(2-1)  RRR NYY T. Martinez C. Haney 25% 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); O'Neill Scores; Williams Scores
t5 6-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY T. Raines C. Haney -1% 86% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 6, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-6, Yankees' Andy Pettitte facing 2-3-4
b5 2-6 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Offerman A. Pettitte 2% 88% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b5 2-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR H. Morris A. Pettitte -2% 86% Single to C (Bunt to Short 3B Line)
b5 2-6 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O KCR D. Palmer A. Pettitte 3% 89% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
b5 2-6 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  RR KCR J. King A. Pettitte -14% 75% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Palmer Scores
b5 4-6 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR S. Mack A. Pettitte 2% 76% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 6, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 6-4, Royals' Jim Pittsley facing 7-8-9
Jim Pittsley replaces Chris Haney pitching
t6 6-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYY C. Curtis J. Pittsley -2% 75% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
t6 6-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  NYY S. Brosius J. Pittsley 2% 77% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t6 6-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O NYY J. Girardi J. Pittsley -1% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole); Brosius to 2B
t6 6-4 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O NYY C. Knoblauch J. Pittsley -3% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 6, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Yankees' Andy Pettitte facing 7-8-9
b6 4-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR E. Young A. Pettitte 4% 76% Lineout: SS
b6 4-6 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Sweeney A. Pettitte -4% 72% Walk
b6 4-6 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  KCR S. Halter A. Pettitte -6% 66% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Sweeney to 2B
b6 4-6 1 12- 4,(2-1)  KCR J. Damon A. Pettitte -9% 57% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Sweeney to 3B; Halter to 2B
b6 4-6 1 123 3,(1-1)  OO KCR J. Offerman A. Pettitte 23% 80% Fly Ball Double Play: RF-C-3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 6, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 6-4, Royals' Jim Pittsley facing 2-3-4
t7 6-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  NYY D. Jeter J. Pittsley 3% 83% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t7 6-4 0 1-- 2,(1-1)  NYY P. O'Neill J. Pittsley 5% 87% Jeter Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Jeter to 3B
t7 6-4 0 --3 3,(1-1)  RO NYY P. O'Neill J. Pittsley -0% 87% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Jeter Scores
t7 7-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY B. Williams J. Pittsley -1% 86% Flyball: CF
t7 7-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  NYY T. Martinez J. Pittsley 1% 87% Double to RF (Line Drive)
t7 7-4 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O NYY T. Raines J. Pittsley -2% 86% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 7, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-7, Yankees' Jeff Nelson facing 3-4-5
Jeff Nelson replaces Andy Pettitte pitching
b7 4-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR H. Morris J. Nelson 3% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 4-7 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. Palmer J. Nelson 2% 91% Flyball: CF
b7 4-7 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. King J. Nelson 1% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 7, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 7-4, Royals' Danny Rios facing 7-8-9
Danny Rios replaces Jim Pittsley pitching
t8 7-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYY C. Curtis D. Rios -1% 91% Strikeout Looking
t8 7-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  NYY S. Brosius D. Rios 2% 93% Double to LF (Fly Ball)
t8 7-4 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O NYY J. Girardi D. Rios -1% 91% Lineout: 2B
t8 7-4 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  NYY C. Knoblauch D. Rios 1% 92% Walk, Passed Ball; Brosius to 3B
t8 7-4 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  NYY D. Jeter D. Rios 0% 92% Knoblauch Steals 2B
t8 7-4 2 -23 10,(3-2)  R NYY D. Jeter D. Rios 4% 96% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Brosius Scores/No RBI/unER; Knoblauch to 3B
t8 8-4 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O NYY P. O'Neill D. Rios -1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Yankees 8, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-8, Yankees' Jeff Nelson facing 6-7-8
b8 4-8 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR S. Mack J. Nelson 2% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
Larry Sutton pinch hits for Ernie Young (RF) batting 7th
b8 4-8 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR L. Sutton J. Nelson -2% 95% Walk
b8 4-8 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney J. Nelson 2% 97% Flyball: LF
Terry Pendleton pinch hits for Shane Halter (SS) batting 9th
b8 4-8 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR T. Pendleton J. Nelson -2% 95% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Sutton to 2B
Felix Martinez pinch runs for Terry Pendleton (PH) batting 9th
b8 4-8 2 12- 2,(0-1)  RR KCR J. Damon J. Nelson -10% 86% Double to RF (Line Drive); Sutton Scores; Martinez Scores
Mike Stanton replaces Jeff Nelson pitching
b8 6-8 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Offerman M. Stanton 6% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 8, Royals 6.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 8-6, Royals' Matt Whisenant facing 4-5-6
Matt Whisenant replaces Danny Rios pitching
Felix Martinez moves from PR to SS
Larry Sutton moves from PH to RF
t9 8-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  NYY B. Williams M. Whisenant 1% 93% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t9 8-6 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O NYY T. Martinez M. Whisenant -1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B; Williams to 2B
t9 8-6 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O NYY T. Raines M. Whisenant -1% 91% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
t9 8-6 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  NYY C. Curtis M. Whisenant 0% 91% Hit By Pitch
Scott Service replaces Matt Whisenant pitching
t9 8-6 2 12- 6,(3-2)  NYY S. Brosius S. Service 1% 92% Walk; Williams to 3B; Curtis to 2B
Darryl Strawberry pinch hits for Joe Girardi (C) batting 9th
t9 8-6 2 123 2,(1-0)  RRRR NYY D. Strawberry S. Service 8% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball); Williams Scores; Curtis Scores; Brosius Scores
t9 12-6 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYY C. Knoblauch S. Service -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
4 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 12, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 6-12, Yankees' Darren Holmes facing 3-4-5
Darren Holmes replaces Mike Stanton pitching
Jorge Posada replaces Darryl Strawberry (PH) playing C batting 9th
Dale Sveum replaces Tino Martinez playing 1B batting 5th
b9 6-12 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR H. Morris D. Holmes 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 6-12 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Palmer D. Holmes 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 6-12 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. King D. Holmes 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 12, Royals 6.

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