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OAK
@BAL
1
7
BOS
@CLE
10
7
BOS
@CLE
2
4
 
(8)
TEX
@KCR
15
5
ANA
@MIN
2
4
DET
@NYY
1
5
SEA
@TBD
8
3
CHW
@TOR
6
3
CHC
@ATL
3
0
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@FLA
6
4
COL
@HOU
5
0
CIN
@LAD
2
4
PHI
@MON
3
2
PIT
@NYM
0
4
STL
@SDP
3
6
ARI
@SFG
5
3
Tuesday, July 21, 1998, 7:07
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 17,457, Time of Game: 2:42
Rangers
15
55-44
 Won 4 
1st
at Royals
5
43-55
 Lost 1 
3rd, 12½ GB
W: Rick Helling (13-5)
L: Jose Rosado (4-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         9  1  1   1  0  3   0  0  0   15 16  1
Royals          2  1  0   0  1  1   0  0  0    5  7  2

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mark McLemore 2B 4 3 1 0 1 1 5 .279 .401 .352 .753 19 11 0.036 0.26 0.038 -0.002 0.5 2 3
   Domingo Cedeno PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .301 .344 .434 .778 7 4 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.2 0 0
Roberto Kelly CF-LF 6 3 3 3 0 0 6 .291 .311 .512 .822 15 12 0.118 0.33 0.119 -0.001 3.9 8 0 HR
Rusty Greer LF 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .301 .392 .433 .824 15 10 -0.045 0.38 0.009 -0.054 0.0 2 0 HR
   Tom Goodwin CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .369 .312 .682 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Juan Gonzalez DH 5 3 3 5 0 1 5 .299 .339 .598 .937 15 10 0.134 0.41 0.135 -0.001 3.5 2·HR
Will Clark 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .311 .392 .510 .902 20 12 0.053 0.42 0.057 -0.004 0.1 2 0
   Lee Stevens 1B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .242 .300 .449 .749 1 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.3 4 0
Ivan Rodriguez C 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .342 .380 .528 .908 19 14 -0.032 0.31 0.000 -0.032 -1.7 3 1
Mike Simms RF 4 1 2 3 1 1 5 .340 .411 .691 1.103 19 11 0.174 0.29 0.176 -0.002 3.0 4 0 HR
Kevin Elster SS 5 2 2 1 0 0 5 .238 .317 .370 .687 20 14 0.021 0.05 0.022 -0.001 0.2 1 2 HR
Fernando Tatis 3B 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .259 .296 .344 .640 19 14 0.041 0.10 0.045 -0.004 -0.2 0 0 2B,GDP
Rick Helling P 0 0
Team Totals 45 15 16 15 2 8 47 .356 .383 .778 1.161 169 113 0.500 0.27 0.601 -0.101 9.9 27 6
2B: F Tatis (13, off J Rosado).
HR: M Simms (9, off J Rosado, 1st inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep LF); R Kelly (7, off J Pittsley, 1st inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep RF); J Gonzalez 2 (29, 1 off J Pittsley, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep CF-RF, 1 off C Haney, 6th inn, 2 on, 1 out to Deep LF); K Elster (8, off J Pittsley, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF Line); R Greer (8, off J Pittsley, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF Line).
TB: J Gonzalez 9; R Kelly 6; K Elster 5; R Greer 5; M Simms 5; F Tatis 2; L Stevens; W Clark; M McLemore.
GIDP: F Tatis (10).
RBI: J Gonzalez 5 (110); M Simms 3 (26); R Kelly 3 (20); K Elster (35); F Tatis (31); R Greer (60); W Clark (64).
2-out RBI: R Kelly 3; M Simms 3; F Tatis.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 6 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Elster-M McLemore-W Clark.
E: K Elster (7).

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 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .277 .338 .427 .766 15 9 0.002 0.16 0.014 -0.012 0.7 4 0 HR
Jose Offerman 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .282 .374 .404 .778 12 7 0.013 0.17 0.021 -0.008 0.3 1 3
   Luis Rivera 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .333 .320 .653 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Hal Morris DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .326 .361 .419 .780 11 7 0.025 0.19 0.030 -0.005 0.9
Jeff King 1B 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 .269 .331 .467 .798 7 6 -0.038 0.22 0.000 -0.038 -1.2 10 0 GDP
   Jermaine Allensworth PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .297 .361 .410 .770 3 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 0
Dean Palmer 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .281 .327 .509 .836 15 8 -0.009 0.11 0.000 -0.009 -0.8 0 1
   Terry Pendleton 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .264 .316 .352 .668 3 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1 0 1
Jeff Conine RF 3 1 2 2 0 0 3 .266 .319 .458 .777 11 7 0.021 0.13 0.023 -0.002 1.7 2 0 HR
   Mike Sweeney C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .302 .350 .652 3 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.3 1 0
Larry Sutton LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .227 .293 .335 .628 18 9 -0.012 0.11 0.000 -0.012 -0.8 0 0
Sal Fasano C-1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .221 .313 .344 .657 17 10 0.011 0.17 0.014 -0.004 -0.2 6 0 HBP
Mendy Lopez SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .296 .333 .407 .741 11 6 -0.015 0.19 0.001 -0.016 -0.3 1 3
Jose Rosado P 1 0
   Jim Pittsley P 0 3
   Chris Haney P 0 0
   Ricky Bones P 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 7 4 0 3 35 .206 .229 .382 .611 126 76 -0.002 0.15 0.103 -0.106 -0.1 27 11
HR: J Conine (8, off R Helling, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep CF-RF); J Damon (10, off R Helling, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
HBP: S Fasano (12, by R Helling).
TB: J Conine 5; J Damon 5; H Morris; M Lopez; J Offerman.
GIDP: J King (6).
RBI: J Conine 2 (33); J Damon (29); H Morris (28).
2-out RBI: J Conine; J Damon.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Lopez-J Offerman-J King.
E: T Pendleton (1); D Palmer (20).

Texas Rangers

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
Rick Helling, W (13-5) 9 7 5 4 0 3 2 4.50 35 126 76 50 7 19 6 25 7 0 58 0.001 0.15 0.1
Team Totals 9 7 5 4 0 3 2 4.00 35 126 76 50 7 19 6 25 7 0 58 0.001 0.15 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
Jose Rosado, L (4-8) 0.2 6 8 1 1 0 1 4.01 10 41 25 15 1 9 1 8 4 0 21 -0.401 1.10 -5.9
Jim Pittsley 4.1 4 4 4 1 2 4 6.70 17 63 47 28 5 14 6 8 1 0 2 2 -0.090 0.09 -3.2
Chris Haney 2.1 4 3 3 0 3 1 8.17 12 38 22 12 3 7 6 3 1 0 0 0 -0.008 0.02 -2.3
Ricky Bones 1.2 2 0 0 0 3 0 2.61 8 27 19 10 2 7 2 3 1 0 2 0 0.000 0.00 1.6
Team Totals 9 16 15 7 2 8 6 7.00 47 169 113 65 11 37 15 22 7 0 21 4 2 -0.499 0.27 -9.9
Balks: None.
WP: R Helling 2 (6); R Bones (2).
HBP: R Helling (1; S Fasano).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eric Cooper, 1B - Mike Reilly, 2B - John Hirschbeck, 3B - Tim McClelland.
Time of Game: 2:42.
Attendance: 17,457.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 99° F, Wind 10mph from Right to Left, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Texas Rangers         Kansas City Royals
1 Mark McLemore 2B 1 Johnny Damon CF
2 Roberto Kelly CF 2 Jose Offerman 2B
3 Rusty Greer LF 3 Hal Morris DH
4 Juan Gonzalez DH 4 Jeff King 1B
5 Will Clark 1B 5 Dean Palmer 3B
6 Ivan Rodriguez C 6 Jeff Conine RF
7 Mike Simms RF 7 Larry Sutton LF
8 Kevin Elster SS 8 Sal Fasano C
9 Fernando Tatis 3B 9 Mendy Lopez SS
Rick Helling P Jose Rosado P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 2-0 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  RRR TEX M. Simms J. Rosado 17% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Gonzalez Scores/unER; Clark Scores/unER; Simms Scores/unER
t1 0-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R TEX J. Gonzalez J. Rosado 11% 65% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B); McLemore Scores/unER; Kelly to 3B
t1 6-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RRR TEX R. Kelly J. Pittsley 6% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Tatis Scores/unER; McLemore Scores/unER; Kelly Scores/Team unER
t1 1-0 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  R TEX W. Clark J. Rosado 6% 70% Single to 3B (Line Drive to Deep 3B); Kelly Scores; Gonzalez to 2B
t1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  TEX R. Kelly J. Rosado 5% 59% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); McLemore to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  TEX M. McLemore J. Rosado 3% 53% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); McLemore to 1B
t1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  TEX R. Kelly J. Rosado 5% 59% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); McLemore to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O TEX R. Greer J. Rosado -5% 54% Popfly: P (Weak SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R TEX J. Gonzalez J. Rosado 11% 65% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B); McLemore Scores/unER; Kelly to 3B
t1 1-0 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  R TEX W. Clark J. Rosado 6% 70% Single to 3B (Line Drive to Deep 3B); Kelly Scores; Gonzalez to 2B
t1 2-0 1 12- 9,(3-2)  O TEX I. Rodriguez J. Rosado -3% 67% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF); Gonzalez to 3B
t1 2-0 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  RRR TEX M. Simms J. Rosado 17% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Gonzalez Scores/unER; Clark Scores/unER; Simms Scores/unER
t1 5-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  TEX K. Elster J. Rosado 1% 85% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
t1 5-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R TEX F. Tatis J. Rosado 5% 90% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Elster Scores/unER
t1 6-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  TEX M. McLemore J. Rosado 0% 90% Walk
Jim Pittsley replaces Jose Rosado pitching
t1 6-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RRR TEX R. Kelly J. Pittsley 6% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Tatis Scores/unER; McLemore Scores/unER; Kelly Scores/Team unER
t1 9-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX R. Greer J. Pittsley -0% 96% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
9 runs, 7 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Rangers 9, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-9, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 1-2-3
b1 0-9 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Damon R. Helling -1% 95% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b1 0-9 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR J. Offerman R. Helling -2% 93% Single to 1B (Line Drive to Deep 1B); Damon to 3B
b1 0-9 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  R KCR H. Morris R. Helling -3% 91% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Damon Scores; Offerman to 3B
b1 1-9 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  ROO KCR J. King R. Helling 3% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Offerman Scores/No RBI/unER
b1 2-9 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Palmer R. Helling 0% 94% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Rangers 9, Royals 2.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 9-2, Royals' Jim Pittsley facing 4-5-6
t2 9-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R TEX J. Gonzalez J. Pittsley 2% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t2 10-2 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O TEX W. Clark J. Pittsley -0% 96% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t2 10-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX I. Rodriguez J. Pittsley -0% 96% Flyball: CF
t2 10-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX M. Simms J. Pittsley -0% 96% Lineout: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 10, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 2-10, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 6-7-8
b2 2-10 0 --- 7,(3-2)  R KCR J. Conine R. Helling -2% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b2 3-10 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR L. Sutton R. Helling 1% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 3-10 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR S. Fasano R. Helling -1% 93% Hit By Pitch
b2 3-10 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR M. Lopez R. Helling -0% 93% Wild Pitch; Fasano to 2B
b2 3-10 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR M. Lopez R. Helling 1% 94% Flyball: RF
b2 3-10 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Damon R. Helling 1% 95% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 10, Royals 3.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 10-3, Royals' Jim Pittsley facing 8-9-1
t3 10-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R TEX K. Elster J. Pittsley 2% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t3 11-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX F. Tatis J. Pittsley -0% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 11-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX M. McLemore J. Pittsley -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t3 11-3 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O TEX R. Kelly J. Pittsley -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 11, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 3-11, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 2-3-4
b3 3-11 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. Offerman R. Helling 1% 97% Flyball: CF
b3 3-11 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR H. Morris R. Helling 0% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep LF)
b3 3-11 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. King R. Helling 0% 98% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 11, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 11-3, Royals' Jim Pittsley facing 3-4-5
t4 11-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  R TEX R. Greer J. Pittsley 1% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t4 12-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX J. Gonzalez J. Pittsley -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t4 12-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX W. Clark J. Pittsley -0% 98% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t4 12-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX I. Rodriguez J. Pittsley -0% 98% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 12, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-12, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 5-6-7
b4 3-12 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR D. Palmer R. Helling 0% 99% Lineout: LF
b4 3-12 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Conine R. Helling 0% 99% Flyball: CF
b4 3-12 2 --- 4,(3-0)  O KCR L. Sutton R. Helling 0% 99% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 12, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 12-3, Royals' Jim Pittsley facing 7-8-9
t5 12-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  TEX M. Simms J. Pittsley 0% 99% Walk
t5 12-3 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O TEX K. Elster J. Pittsley -0% 99% Flyball: CF
t5 12-3 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  OO TEX F. Tatis J. Pittsley -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 12, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-12, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 8-9-1
b5 3-12 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR S. Fasano R. Helling 0% 99% Flyball: RF
b5 3-12 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR M. Lopez R. Helling 0% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b5 3-12 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R KCR J. Damon R. Helling -1% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b5 4-12 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Offerman R. Helling 0% 99% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 12, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 12-4, Royals' Chris Haney facing 1-2-3
Chris Haney replaces Jim Pittsley pitching
t6 12-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX M. McLemore C. Haney 0% 99% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t6 12-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  TEX R. Kelly C. Haney 0% 99% Single to RF (Fly Ball); McLemore to 3B
t6 12-4 0 1-3 5,(2-2)  O TEX R. Greer C. Haney -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t6 12-4 1 1-3 3,(2-0)  RRR TEX J. Gonzalez C. Haney 1% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); McLemore Scores; Kelly Scores
t6 15-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX W. Clark C. Haney 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t6 15-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX I. Rodriguez C. Haney 0% 100% Lineout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 15, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-15, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 3-4-5
b6 4-15 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR H. Morris R. Helling -0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
Lee Stevens replaces Will Clark playing 1B batting 5th
b6 4-15 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. King R. Helling 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b6 4-15 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  KCR D. Palmer R. Helling -0% 100% Wild Pitch; King to 2B
b6 4-15 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O KCR D. Palmer R. Helling 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b6 4-15 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R KCR J. Conine R. Helling -0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive); King Scores
b6 5-15 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O KCR L. Sutton R. Helling 0% 100% Lineout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 15, Royals 5.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 15-5, Royals' Chris Haney facing 7-8-9
Terry Pendleton replaces Dean Palmer playing 3B batting 5th
t7 15-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O TEX M. Simms C. Haney -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t7 15-5 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O TEX K. Elster C. Haney 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 15-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX F. Tatis C. Haney -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 15, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-15, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 8-9-1
b7 5-15 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR S. Fasano R. Helling 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b7 5-15 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Lopez R. Helling -0% 100% Single to 1B (Fly Ball to Deep 1B)
b7 5-15 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Damon R. Helling 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b7 5-15 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Offerman R. Helling 0% 100% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 15, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 15-5, Royals' Chris Haney facing 1-2-3
t8 15-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX M. McLemore C. Haney 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 15-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX R. Kelly C. Haney 0% 100% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Kelly to 1B
t8 15-5 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  TEX R. Greer C. Haney 0% 100% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Kelly to 2B
Ricky Bones replaces Chris Haney pitching
t8 15-5 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O TEX J. Gonzalez R. Bones -0% 100% Flyball: CF
t8 15-5 2 12- 1,(0-0)  TEX L. Stevens R. Bones 0% 100% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak 2B); Kelly to 3B; Greer to 2B
t8 15-5 2 123 4,(0-2)  O TEX I. Rodriguez R. Bones -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Rangers 15, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-15, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 3-4-5
b8 5-15 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR H. Morris R. Helling 0% 100% Flyball: CF
Jermaine Allensworth pinch hits for Jeff King (1B) batting 4th
b8 5-15 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Allensworth R. Helling 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 5-15 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR T. Pendleton R. Helling 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 15, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 15-5, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 7-8-9
Mike Sweeney replaces Jeff Conine (RF) playing C batting 6th
Sal Fasano moves from C to 1B
Luis Rivera replaces Jose Offerman playing 2B batting 2nd
Jermaine Allensworth moves from PH to RF
t9 15-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX M. Simms R. Bones 0% 100% Single to SS (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole)
t9 15-5 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O TEX K. Elster R. Bones 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 15-5 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O TEX F. Tatis R. Bones 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
Domingo Cedeno pinch hits for Mark McLemore (2B) batting 1st
t9 15-5 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  TEX D. Cedeno R. Bones 0% 100% Strikeout Looking, Wild Pitch; Simms to 2B; Cedeno to 1B
t9 15-5 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O TEX R. Kelly R. Bones 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 15, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-15, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 6-7-8
Domingo Cedeno moves from PH to 2B
Roberto Kelly moves from CF to LF
Tom Goodwin replaces Rusty Greer (LF) playing CF batting 3rd
b9 5-15 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Sweeney R. Helling 0% 100% Popfly: SS
b9 5-15 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR L. Sutton R. Helling 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b9 5-15 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR S. Fasano R. Helling 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 15, Royals 5.

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