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Friday, September 25, 1998, 7:05
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 16,683, Time of Game: 2:45
White Sox
3
78-82
 Won 1 
2nd, 10 GB
at Royals
0
72-87
 Lost 1 
3rd, 15½ GB
W: Mike Sirotka (14-15)
L: Ricky Bones (2-2)
S: Bob Howry (8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  2    3  9  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  0

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Caruso SS 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .306 .331 .392 .723 8 8 -0.069 0.78 0.044 -0.112 -0.4 0 5
Craig Wilson 2B-3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .477 .511 .795 1.306 12 7 -0.060 0.96 0.024 -0.084 -0.4 2 2
Frank Thomas DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .264 .379 .477 .856 23 14 -0.072 0.89 0.027 -0.099 -0.7 SB
Albert Belle LF 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 .324 .395 .645 1.040 16 8 -0.020 0.89 0.023 -0.043 -0.1 0 0 IW
Robin Ventura 3B 3 0 2 0 0 1 3 .256 .343 .423 .766 16 11 0.072 1.07 0.089 -0.018 0.5 1 2
   Ray Durham PR-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .287 .365 .459 .824 6 3 -0.050 1.86 0.000 -0.050 -0.5 1 1
Brian Simmons CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .400 .400 .400 .800 14 9 -0.124 1.40 0.013 -0.137 -1.1 2 0
Wil Cordero 1B 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .264 .312 .439 .751 18 10 0.256 1.13 0.281 -0.025 1.7 10 0 2B,SB
Mike Cameron RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .210 .286 .337 .622 18 11 -0.121 1.31 0.000 -0.121 -1.3 3 0
Mark Johnson C 4 1 1 1 0 3 4 .100 .100 .300 .400 15 12 -0.005 1.22 0.103 -0.108 0.1 8 0 3B
Mike Sirotka P 0 0
   Bob Howry P 0 1
Team Totals 34 3 9 3 3 9 37 .265 .324 .353 .677 146 93 -0.193 1.07 0.604 -0.797 -2.1 27 11
2B: W Cordero (18, off R Bones).
3B: M Johnson (2, off S Service).
IBB: A Belle (10, by R Bones).
TB: W Cordero 3; M Johnson 3; R Ventura 2; M Caruso; A Belle; B Simmons; C Wilson.
RBI: M Caruso (55); W Cordero (46); M Johnson (1).
2-out RBI: M Caruso; M Johnson.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 3. M Caruso-R Durham-W Cordero; M Caruso-C Wilson-W Cordero; R Ventura-C Wilson-W Cordero.
Baserunning
SB: F Thomas (7, 2nd base off R Bones/T Spehr); W Cordero (2, 2nd base off S Service/M Sweeney).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Carlos Beltran CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .260 .302 .460 .762 15 10 -0.137 1.01 0.031 -0.168 -1.4 2 0 GDP
Carlos Febles 2B 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .364 .417 .591 1.008 12 9 0.080 1.20 0.125 -0.045 0.2 2 4 2B
   Larry Sutton PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .245 .311 .352 .663 3 3 -0.035 1.33 0.000 -0.035 -0.3
Jose Offerman DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .312 .400 .432 .831 10 8 -0.138 1.04 0.000 -0.138 -1.0
Dean Palmer 3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .279 .333 .513 .846 15 7 -0.044 1.35 0.036 -0.080 -0.1 0 1
Jeff King 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .263 .319 .451 .769 15 10 -0.150 1.86 0.000 -0.150 -1.0 11 0
Jeff Conine RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .253 .311 .414 .725 10 7 0.017 1.54 0.096 -0.078 -0.4 1 0 GDP
   Johnny Damon PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .341 .436 .777 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Chris Hatcher LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .071 .133 .071 .205 10 8 -0.134 1.80 0.000 -0.134 -0.8 1 0
Tim Spehr C 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .178 .341 .260 .601 9 4 -0.008 1.03 0.027 -0.035 0.0 8 0
   Mike Sweeney PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .260 .321 .409 .731 8 6 -0.156 3.35 0.000 -0.156 -0.6 1 1 GDP
Mendy Lopez SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .247 .292 .333 .626 9 5 0.041 1.16 0.067 -0.026 0.5 0 4
   Terry Pendleton PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .257 .299 .338 .637 4 3 -0.028 1.05 0.000 -0.028 -0.3
Jeff Suppan P 1 2
   Ricky Bones P 0 1
   Scott Service P 0 0
   Matt Whisenant P 0 0
Team Totals 28 0 4 0 2 7 30 .143 .200 .179 .379 120 80 -0.692 1.39 0.382 -1.073 -5.1 27 13
2B: C Febles (1, off M Sirotka).
TB: C Febles 2; M Lopez; C Beltran; J Conine.
GIDP: J Conine (7); C Beltran (2); M Sweeney (7).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Suppan-J King.

Chicago White Sox

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
Mike Sirotka, W (14-15) 8.1 4 0 0 2 6 0 5.06 28 116 76 43 10 23 9 11 5 0 79 0.639 1.42 4.6
Bob Howry, S (8) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.25 2 4 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.052 0.94 0.6
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 2 7 0 0.00 30 120 80 44 11 25 10 11 5 0 79 1 0 0.691 1.39 5.1

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
Jeff Suppan 6 4 0 0 1 6 0 5.72 22 92 60 35 9 16 7 8 4 0 69 0.375 1.02 3.4
Ricky Bones, L (2-2) 1.2 2 1 1 2 2 0 3.16 9 37 22 11 1 10 4 1 1 0 0 0 -0.105 1.34 -0.3
Scott Service 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 3.48 5 16 10 4 2 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 -0.039 1.05 -0.3
Matt Whisenant 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.98 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 -0.039 0.39 -0.6
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 3 9 0 3.00 37 148 94 52 12 30 13 12 6 0 69 3 1 0.192 1.07 2.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R Bones (5; A Belle).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Hirschbeck, 1B - Rich Garcia, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - Tim McClelland.
Time of Game: 2:45.
Attendance: 16,683.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Wind 20mph out to Leftfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Mike Caruso SS 1 Carlos Beltran CF
2 Craig Wilson 2B 2 Carlos Febles 2B
3 Frank Thomas DH 3 Jose Offerman DH
4 Albert Belle LF 4 Dean Palmer 3B
5 Robin Ventura 3B 5 Jeff King 1B
6 Brian Simmons CF 6 Jeff Conine RF
7 Wil Cordero 1B 7 Chris Hatcher LF
8 Mike Cameron RF 8 Tim Spehr C
9 Mark Johnson C 9 Mendy Lopez SS
Mike Sirotka P Jeff Suppan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  R CHW W. Cordero R. Bones 20% 70% Double to CF (Line Drive); Simmons Scores
b8 0-1 1 1-- 8,(2-2)  OO KCR M. Sweeney M. Sirotka 16% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b3 0-0 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  OO KCR C. Beltran M. Sirotka 13% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b7 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR C. Febles M. Sirotka -13% 49% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t9 1-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R CHW M. Johnson S. Service 10% 91% Triple to CF (Fly Ball); Cordero Scores

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jeff Suppan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW M. Caruso J. Suppan -2% 48% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  CHW C. Wilson J. Suppan 2% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  OO CHW F. Thomas J. Suppan -5% 45% Line Drive Double Play: P-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Mike Sirotka facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR C. Beltran M. Sirotka 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR C. Febles M. Sirotka 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Offerman M. Sirotka 1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jeff Suppan facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW A. Belle J. Suppan -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O CHW R. Ventura J. Suppan -2% 46% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  CHW B. Simmons J. Suppan 1% 47% Single to CF (Pop Fly)
t2 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHW W. Cordero J. Suppan -2% 45% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Mike Sirotka facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR D. Palmer M. Sirotka -4% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. King M. Sirotka 3% 44% Popfly: RF (Deep 2B)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO KCR J. Conine M. Sirotka 6% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jeff Suppan facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW M. Cameron J. Suppan -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHW M. Johnson J. Suppan -2% 45% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW M. Caruso J. Suppan -1% 44% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Mike Sirotka facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR C. Hatcher M. Sirotka 3% 47% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR T. Spehr M. Sirotka -3% 44% Walk
b3 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Lopez M. Sirotka -7% 37% Single to RF (Line Drive); Spehr to 3B
b3 0-0 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  OO KCR C. Beltran M. Sirotka 13% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jeff Suppan facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW C. Wilson J. Suppan -3% 47% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHW F. Thomas J. Suppan -2% 45% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  CHW A. Belle J. Suppan 2% 47% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t4 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHW R. Ventura J. Suppan 3% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive); Belle to 3B
t4 0-0 2 1-3 3,(2-0)  O CHW B. Simmons J. Suppan -6% 44% Foul Popfly: 2B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Mike Sirotka facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR C. Febles M. Sirotka 3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-0 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR J. Offerman M. Sirotka 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR D. Palmer M. Sirotka 1% 50% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jeff Suppan facing 7-8-9
t5 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  CHW W. Cordero J. Suppan 5% 55% Walk
t5 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CHW M. Cameron J. Suppan -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B; Cordero to 2B
t5 0-0 1 -2- 8,(3-2)  O CHW M. Johnson J. Suppan -5% 48% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHW M. Caruso J. Suppan -5% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Mike Sirotka facing 5-6-7
b5 0-0 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR J. King M. Sirotka 3% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Conine M. Sirotka 2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR C. Hatcher M. Sirotka 2% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jeff Suppan facing 2-3-4
t6 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHW C. Wilson J. Suppan -4% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t6 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHW F. Thomas J. Suppan -3% 44% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
t6 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHW A. Belle J. Suppan -2% 42% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Mike Sirotka facing 8-9-1
b6 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR T. Spehr M. Sirotka 3% 46% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b6 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Lopez M. Sirotka 3% 48% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b6 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR C. Beltran M. Sirotka 2% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 5-6-7
Ricky Bones replaces Jeff Suppan pitching
t7 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  CHW R. Ventura R. Bones 6% 56% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
Ray Durham pinch runs for Robin Ventura (3B) batting 5th
t7 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHW B. Simmons R. Bones -6% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t7 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  R CHW W. Cordero R. Bones 20% 70% Double to CF (Line Drive); Simmons Scores
t7 1-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHW M. Cameron R. Bones -4% 66% Strikeout Looking
t7 1-0 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O CHW M. Johnson R. Bones -4% 62% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Mike Sirotka facing 2-3-4
Ray Durham moves from PR to 2B
Craig Wilson moves from 2B to 3B
b7 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR C. Febles M. Sirotka -13% 49% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b7 0-1 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Offerman M. Sirotka 9% 58% Lineout: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
b7 0-1 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Palmer M. Sirotka 7% 65% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B); Febles to 3B
b7 0-1 2 --3 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. King M. Sirotka 8% 73% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 1-2-3
t8 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW M. Caruso R. Bones -3% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW C. Wilson R. Bones -2% 68% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (Short 3B Line)
t8 1-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  CHW F. Thomas R. Bones 1% 70% Walk
t8 1-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHW A. Belle R. Bones 1% 71% Thomas Steals 2B
t8 1-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHW A. Belle R. Bones 1% 72% Intentional Walk
Scott Service replaces Ricky Bones pitching
t8 1-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O CHW R. Durham S. Service -5% 67% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Mike Sirotka facing 6-7-8
b8 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Conine M. Sirotka -10% 57% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
Johnny Damon pinch runs for Jeff Conine (RF) batting 6th
b8 0-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR C. Hatcher M. Sirotka 9% 67% Flyball: CF
Mike Sweeney pinch hits for Tim Spehr (C) batting 8th
b8 0-1 1 1-- 8,(2-2)  OO KCR M. Sweeney M. Sirotka 16% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Scott Service facing 6-7-8
Mike Sweeney moves from PH to C
Johnny Damon moves from PR to RF
t9 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHW B. Simmons S. Service -2% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHW W. Cordero S. Service 2% 82% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t9 1-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHW M. Cameron S. Service 2% 84% Cordero Steals 2B
t9 1-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHW M. Cameron S. Service -3% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t9 1-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R CHW M. Johnson S. Service 10% 91% Triple to CF (Fly Ball); Cordero Scores
Matt Whisenant replaces Scott Service pitching
t9 2-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R CHW M. Caruso M. Whisenant 4% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive); Johnson Scores
t9 3-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHW C. Wilson M. Whisenant -0% 95% Baserunner Out Advancing; Caruso out at 2B/C-2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, White Sox' Mike Sirotka facing 9-1-2
Terry Pendleton pinch hits for Mendy Lopez (SS) batting 9th
b9 0-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pendleton M. Sirotka 3% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b9 0-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR C. Beltran M. Sirotka -3% 95% Single to LF (Line Drive)
Bob Howry replaces Mike Sirotka pitching
Larry Sutton pinch hits for Carlos Febles (2B) batting 2nd
b9 0-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR L. Sutton B. Howry 3% 98% Strikeout Looking
b9 0-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Offerman B. Howry 2% 100% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (Short 3B Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 0.

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