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Standings
OAK
@ANA
4
5
CHW
@BOS
2
6
CLE
@KCR
14
5
DET
@MIN
12
11
BAL
@NYY
6
9
SEA
@TEX
7
8
TBD
@TOR
1
9
COL
@ATL
1
5
LAD
@CHC
0
5
ARI
@FLA
7
3
SFG
@MIL
4
2
HOU
@MON
4
3
CIN
@NYM
8
6
STL
@PHI
8
5
SDP
@PIT
2
5
SDP
@PIT
8
3
Wednesday, May 20, 1998, 7:05
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 13,575, Time of Game: 2:58
Indians
14
25-19
 Won 2 
1st
at Royals
5
16-28
 Lost 5 
5th, 9 GB
W: Charles Nagy (5-2)
L: Tim Belcher (2-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  2   0  2  6   2  0  2   14 16  1
Royals          0  1  0   3  1  0   0  0  0    5 13  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kenny Lofton CF 4 1 2 5 0 0 5 .291 .371 .446 .817 24 17 0.181 0.97 0.229 -0.048 2.1 1 0 HR,CS,SF
   Mark Whiten CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .357 .400 .786 1.186 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Omar Vizquel SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .296 .372 .370 .742 19 15 -0.064 0.50 0.000 -0.064 -1.1 3 4
   Jeff Branson SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .179 .250 .429 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
David Justice DH 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .302 .379 .562 .941 15 11 -0.065 0.59 0.010 -0.075 -0.3 2B
Jim Thome 1B 4 2 1 0 1 1 5 .338 .444 .623 1.068 16 10 -0.067 0.55 0.003 -0.070 0.1 9 1
Manny Ramirez RF 4 2 3 0 1 1 5 .278 .339 .477 .816 20 10 0.040 0.41 0.057 -0.018 2.1 3 0 2·2B
Brian Giles LF 3 1 0 1 1 1 5 .235 .384 .496 .880 18 10 -0.025 0.66 0.017 -0.042 -1.4 2 0 SF,GDP
Sandy Alomar C 4 1 3 2 0 0 4 .291 .321 .402 .722 15 10 0.179 1.25 0.210 -0.030 2.1 2 2
   Pat Borders C 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .236 .276 .291 .567 1 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.6 2 0
Travis Fryman 3B 5 3 3 3 0 1 5 .236 .305 .422 .727 18 11 0.439 1.03 0.441 -0.001 3.0 0 2 HR,2B
David Bell 2B 4 3 2 1 1 1 5 .286 .319 .452 .771 17 10 0.152 0.78 0.160 -0.009 1.5 4 3 3B,2B
Charles Nagy P 1 1
   Ron Villone P 0 0
   Jose Mesa P 0 1
   Michael Jackson P 0 0
Team Totals 39 14 16 13 4 7 45 .410 .444 .744 1.188 163 105 0.770 0.73 1.127 -0.357 8.9 27 14
2B: T Fryman (8, off T Belcher); M Ramirez 2 (9, 1 off T Belcher, 1 off S Service); D Bell (6, off T Belcher); D Justice (15, off J Pittsley).
3B: D Bell (1, off T Belcher).
HR: T Fryman (6, off T Belcher, 6th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF); K Lofton (4, off T Belcher, 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep RF Line).
SF: K Lofton (3, off T Belcher); B Giles (2, off S Service).
TB: T Fryman 7; K Lofton 5; D Bell 5; M Ramirez 5; S Alomar 3; D Justice 2; J Thome; P Borders.
GIDP: B Giles (5).
RBI: K Lofton 5 (27); T Fryman 3 (23); S Alomar 2 (16); D Bell (9); P Borders (4); B Giles (31).
2-out RBI: T Fryman 3; K Lofton 2; S Alomar 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 7 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Fryman-D Bell-J Thome.
E: D Bell (3).
Baserunning
CS: K Lofton (6, 2nd base by T Belcher/S Fasano).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Damon CF 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .269 .317 .377 .695 12 10 -0.068 0.82 0.066 -0.134 -0.8 3 0 2·CS
Shane Mack DH 5 1 3 0 0 1 5 .296 .350 .454 .804 15 10 0.031 0.67 0.068 -0.036 0.1
Jose Offerman 2B 4 0 2 0 1 1 5 .310 .391 .417 .807 22 13 0.106 0.70 0.135 -0.029 1.2 1 2
Dean Palmer 3B 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .276 .322 .558 .879 8 8 -0.017 0.84 0.076 -0.093 -0.7 0 2 2B,GDP
Jeff King 1B 5 2 2 1 0 1 5 .259 .320 .449 .770 16 9 0.151 0.66 0.178 -0.027 0.6 8 0 HR
Jeff Conine LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .176 .250 .294 .544 5 5 0.078 0.89 0.122 -0.045 -0.0 2 0 2B
Jermaine Dye RF 2 0 0 1 1 0 4 .222 .310 .250 .560 16 7 0.004 0.64 0.022 -0.018 -0.3 3 0 SF
Sal Fasano C 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .188 .270 .219 .489 18 9 0.066 0.61 0.078 -0.012 0.7 7 1
Felix Martinez SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .136 .186 .173 .359 21 15 -0.080 0.81 0.001 -0.081 -1.0 3 3
Tim Belcher P 0 0
   Jim Pittsley P 0 1
   Matt Whisenant P 0 0
   Scott Service P 0 0
Team Totals 37 5 13 4 3 4 41 .351 .390 .486 .877 133 86 0.271 0.74 0.746 -0.475 -0.1 27 9
2B: D Palmer (9, off C Nagy); J Conine (3, off C Nagy).
HR: J King (9, off C Nagy, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
SF: J Dye (1, off C Nagy).
TB: J King 5; S Mack 3; D Palmer 2; J Conine 2; J Offerman 2; J Damon 2; S Fasano; F Martinez.
GIDP: D Palmer (5).
RBI: J Dye (3); S Fasano (3); J Conine (4); J King (33).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Martinez-J King.
E: F Martinez (5).
Baserunning
CS: J Damon 2 (6, 2nd base by C Nagy/S Alomar 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
Charles Nagy, W (5-2) 5 10 5 5 1 2 1 6.06 23 76 51 34 7 10 8 12 6 0 28 -0.314 1.04 -2.1
Ron Villone 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.86 5 13 5 3 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.030 0.77 0.6
Jose Mesa 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.90 10 36 23 17 5 1 5 5 3 0 0 0 0.013 0.21 1.1
Michael Jackson 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.55 3 8 7 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.6
Team Totals 9 13 5 5 3 4 1 5.00 41 133 86 56 14 16 15 19 9 0 28 0 0 -0.271 0.74 0.1

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
Tim Belcher, L (2-6) 5.2 11 10 9 1 4 2 4.48 28 101 67 40 9 18 9 14 6 0 12 -0.749 1.12 -6.7
Jim Pittsley 1.1 2 2 2 2 0 0 4.12 7 31 17 10 1 6 3 2 2 0 0 0 -0.022 0.15 -1.3
Matt Whisenant 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 6.48 4 19 10 4 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.03 0.6
Scott Service 1 3 2 2 0 2 0 4.29 6 17 13 6 2 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 -0.001 0.00 -1.4
Team Totals 9 16 14 13 4 7 2 13.00 45 168 107 60 12 35 13 21 10 0 12 0 0 -0.771 0.73 -8.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rich Garcia, 1B - Mike Reilly, 2B - John Hirschbeck, 3B - Tim McClelland.
Time of Game: 2:58.
Attendance: 13,575.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 86° F, Wind 2mph from Left to Right, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Royals
1 Kenny Lofton CF 1 Johnny Damon CF
2 Omar Vizquel SS 2 Shane Mack DH
3 David Justice DH 3 Jose Offerman 2B
4 Jim Thome 1B 4 Dean Palmer 3B
5 Manny Ramirez RF 5 Jeff King 1B
6 Brian Giles LF 6 Jeff Conine LF
7 Sandy Alomar C 7 Jermaine Dye RF
8 Travis Fryman 3B 8 Sal Fasano C
9 David Bell 2B 9 Felix Martinez SS
Charles Nagy P Tim Belcher 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
t6 5-5 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  RRR CLE T. Fryman T. Belcher 33% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Giles Scores; Alomar Scores
t6 4-5 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R CLE S. Alomar T. Belcher 16% 50% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Ramirez Scores; Giles to 3B
t5 2-4 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R CLE D. Bell T. Belcher 15% 43% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Fryman Scores
b4 1-2 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Conine C. Nagy -12% 28% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Palmer Scores; King to 3B
t3 0-1 1 -23 6,(2-2)  RR CLE K. Lofton T. Belcher 12% 61% Single to CF (Line Drive); Fryman Scores; Bell Scores/unER

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 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE K. Lofton T. Belcher -2% 48% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel T. Belcher -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE D. Justice 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' Charles Nagy facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR J. Damon C. Nagy -3% 42% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O KCR S. Mack C. Nagy 3% 45% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Offerman C. Nagy 4% 49% Damon Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Offerman C. Nagy -1% 48% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR D. Palmer C. Nagy 2% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 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 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Thome T. Belcher -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez T. Belcher -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE B. Giles T. Belcher -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R KCR J. King C. Nagy -10% 35% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b2 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Conine C. Nagy 2% 37% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b2 1-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. Dye C. Nagy 2% 38% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b2 1-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR S. Fasano C. Nagy 1% 40% Lineout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE S. Alomar T. Belcher 4% 44% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t3 0-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  CLE T. Fryman T. Belcher 6% 50% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Alomar to 2B
t3 0-1 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O CLE D. Bell T. Belcher -1% 49% Bunt Groundout: 3B-SS/Forceout at 3B (Short 3B Line); Fryman to 3B/Adv on E6; Bell to 2B/Adv on throw
t3 0-1 1 -23 6,(2-2)  RR CLE K. Lofton T. Belcher 12% 61% Single to CF (Line Drive); Fryman Scores; Bell Scores/unER
t3 2-1 1 1-- 5,(0-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel T. Belcher -3% 58% Popfly: SS
t3 2-1 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O CLE D. Justice T. Belcher -2% 55% Lofton Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 9-1-2
b3 1-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR F. Martinez C. Nagy 3% 58% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b3 1-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Damon C. Nagy -3% 55% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b3 1-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR S. Mack C. Nagy 5% 60% Damon Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b3 1-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR S. Mack C. Nagy -2% 59% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b3 1-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman C. Nagy 3% 61% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 3-4-5
t4 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE D. Justice T. Belcher -2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE J. Thome T. Belcher -2% 57% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 2-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. Ramirez T. Belcher 1% 59% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t4 2-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE B. Giles T. Belcher -3% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 4-5-6
b4 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR D. Palmer C. Nagy -8% 48% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b4 1-2 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  KCR J. King C. Nagy -8% 40% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Palmer to 3B
b4 1-2 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Conine C. Nagy -12% 28% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Palmer Scores; King to 3B
b4 2-2 0 -23 2,(0-1)  RO KCR J. Dye C. Nagy -1% 28% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF-RF); King Scores; Conine to 3B
b4 3-2 1 --3 4,(1-2)  R KCR S. Fasano C. Nagy -5% 22% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Conine Scores
b4 4-2 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O KCR F. Martinez C. Nagy 2% 24% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b4 4-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Damon C. Nagy 2% 26% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 7-8-9
t5 2-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE S. Alomar T. Belcher -3% 23% Popfly: CF
t5 2-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE T. Fryman T. Belcher 5% 28% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t5 2-4 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R CLE D. Bell T. Belcher 15% 43% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Fryman Scores
t5 3-4 1 --3 6,(2-2)  RO CLE K. Lofton T. Belcher 2% 45% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Bell Scores
t5 4-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel T. Belcher -2% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 2-3-4
b5 4-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR S. Mack C. Nagy -4% 39% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b5 4-4 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR J. Offerman C. Nagy -11% 28% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Mack to 3B
b5 4-4 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  ROO KCR D. Palmer C. Nagy 6% 34% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Mack Scores/No RBI
b5 5-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. King C. Nagy 1% 35% Lineout: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 5.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 3-4-5
t6 4-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE D. Justice T. Belcher -4% 31% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t6 4-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE J. Thome T. Belcher -3% 29% Popfly: LF (Short LF)
t6 4-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. Ramirez T. Belcher 3% 32% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t6 4-5 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  CLE B. Giles T. Belcher 2% 34% Walk
t6 4-5 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R CLE S. Alomar T. Belcher 16% 50% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Ramirez Scores; Giles to 3B
t6 5-5 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  RRR CLE T. Fryman T. Belcher 33% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Giles Scores; Alomar Scores
t6 8-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  CLE D. Bell T. Belcher 1% 84% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t6 8-5 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  RR CLE K. Lofton T. Belcher 10% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Bell Scores
Jim Pittsley replaces Tim Belcher pitching
t6 10-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel J. Pittsley -0% 93% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
6 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 10, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-10, Indians' Ron Villone facing 6-7-8
Ron Villone replaces Charles Nagy pitching
b6 5-10 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Conine R. Villone 2% 95% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b6 5-10 1 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Dye R. Villone -2% 93% Walk
b6 5-10 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  KCR S. Fasano R. Villone -3% 91% Walk; Dye to 2B
b6 5-10 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR F. Martinez R. Villone 3% 94% Popfly: 2B (Deep 1B)
b6 5-10 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Damon R. Villone 2% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 10, Royals 5.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 10-5, Royals' Jim Pittsley facing 3-4-5
t7 10-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CLE D. Justice J. Pittsley 1% 97% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t7 10-5 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  CLE J. Thome J. Pittsley 0% 97% Walk
t7 10-5 0 12- 5,(3-1)  CLE M. Ramirez J. Pittsley 1% 98% Walk; Justice to 3B; Thome to 2B
t7 10-5 0 123 2,(1-0)  ROO CLE B. Giles J. Pittsley -0% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (SS-2B); Justice Scores/No RBI; Thome to 3B
t7 11-5 2 --3 7,(2-2)  R CLE S. Alomar J. Pittsley 1% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive); Thome Scores
t7 12-5 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CLE T. Fryman J. Pittsley -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 12, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-12, Indians' Jose Mesa facing 2-3-4
Jose Mesa replaces Ron Villone pitching
b7 5-12 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR S. Mack J. Mesa -1% 98% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b7 5-12 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR J. Offerman J. Mesa -1% 96% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Mack to 2B
b7 5-12 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. Palmer J. Mesa 1% 97% Lineout: P-2B-1B (P's Right); Mack to 3B; Offerman to 2B
b7 5-12 1 -23 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. King J. Mesa 1% 99% Popfly: RF (Short LF-CF)
b7 5-12 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Conine J. Mesa 1% 100% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 12, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 12-5, Royals' Matt Whisenant facing 9-1-2
Matt Whisenant replaces Jim Pittsley pitching
t8 12-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE D. Bell M. Whisenant 0% 100% Walk
t8 12-5 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O CLE K. Lofton M. Whisenant -0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t8 12-5 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel M. Whisenant -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t8 12-5 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O CLE D. Justice M. Whisenant -0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 12, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-12, Indians' Jose Mesa facing 7-8-9
Pat Borders replaces Sandy Alomar playing C batting 7th
Mark Whiten replaces Kenny Lofton playing CF batting 1st
b8 5-12 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Dye J. Mesa 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 5-12 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR S. Fasano J. Mesa 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b8 5-12 2 --- 8,(3-2)  KCR F. Martinez J. Mesa -0% 100% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
b8 5-12 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Damon J. Mesa -0% 100% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Martinez to 2B
b8 5-12 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR S. Mack J. Mesa 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 12, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 12-5, Royals' Scott Service facing 4-5-6
Scott Service replaces Matt Whisenant pitching
t9 12-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE J. Thome S. Service 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t9 12-5 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  CLE M. Ramirez S. Service 0% 100% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Thome to 3B
t9 12-5 0 -23 2,(0-1)  RO CLE B. Giles S. Service 0% 100% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Thome Scores; Ramirez to 3B
t9 13-5 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R CLE P. Borders S. Service 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Ramirez Scores
t9 14-5 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CLE T. Fryman S. Service -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 14-5 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE D. Bell S. Service 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 14, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-14, Indians' Michael Jackson facing 3-4-5
Michael Jackson replaces Jose Mesa pitching
Jeff Branson replaces Omar Vizquel playing SS batting 2nd
b9 5-14 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman M. Jackson 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b9 5-14 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. Palmer M. Jackson 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 5-14 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. King M. Jackson 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 14, Royals 5.

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