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@BAL
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0
MON
@BOS
1
3
MIL
@CHW
5
7
HOU
@CLE
2
8
CIN
@DET
5
4
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@KCR
4
12
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@MIN
2
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@NYY
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3
18
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@SDP
3
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@SFG
3
5
Tuesday, July 18, 2000, 7:05PM
, Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 28,898, Time of Game: 2:51
Cubs
4
39-53
 Lost 1 
3rd, 14½ GB
at Royals
12
41-50
 Won 1 
4th, 17 GB
W: Blake Stein (1-2)
L: Ismael Valdez (1-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  1  1   0  1  0   0  1  0    4  8  1
Royals          3  1  0   0  5  0   2  1  X   12 20  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jeff Huson 2B 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .190 .277 .276 .553 22 12 0.031 0.60 0.057 -0.026 0.2 2 5
Ricky Gutierrez SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .279 .367 .408 .775 6 5 0.112 1.09 0.129 -0.017 1.1 3 2
   Jose Nieves PH-SS 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .235 .279 .437 .716 5 1 0.003 0.05 0.003 0.000 0.6 0 1
Mark Grace 1B 2 0 1 2 0 0 3 .284 .396 .429 .825 13 7 0.053 1.41 0.064 -0.012 0.7 4 0 SF
   Brant Brown PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .185 .231 .348 .579 4 2 -0.003 0.10 0.000 -0.003 -0.2 1 0
Sammy Sosa RF 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .315 .397 .610 1.007 18 12 -0.018 1.12 0.079 -0.096 0.7 1 0 HR
Henry Rodriguez LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .260 .317 .549 .866 12 7 -0.084 0.77 0.000 -0.084 -1.4 3 0
   Gary Matthews LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .333 .619 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Glenallen Hill DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .261 .295 .479 .774 12 10 0.061 0.49 0.068 -0.007 0.2
Willie Greene 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .233 .317 .417 .734 21 12 -0.125 0.75 0.000 -0.125 -1.7 0 0 GDP
Joe Girardi C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .298 .369 .404 .773 12 8 -0.045 0.39 0.000 -0.045 -0.9 4 0
Damon Buford CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .265 .337 .424 .761 11 8 -0.060 0.55 0.000 -0.060 -0.9 5 0
Ismael Valdez P 0 1
   Daniel Garibay P 0 0
   Steve Rain P 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 8 4 2 6 36 .242 .278 .333 .611 136 84 -0.075 0.71 0.400 -0.475 -1.5 24 9
HR: S Sosa (28, off B Stein, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: M Grace (5, off B Stein).
TB: S Sosa 5; G Hill 2; R Gutierrez 2; J Huson; M Grace.
GIDP: W Greene (3).
RBI: S Sosa 2 (83); M Grace 2 (39).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Huson-M Grace; J Huson-R Gutierrez-M Grace.
E: S Sosa (6).

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 6 1 5 2 0 0 6 .288 .368 .433 .801 15 12 0.162 0.47 0.162 0.000 3.4 3 0 4·2B
   Scott Pose RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .286 .189 .475 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rey Sanchez SS 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .243 .280 .299 .579 19 12 -0.082 0.54 0.001 -0.083 -0.9 0 6
   Luis Ordaz PR-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .211 .247 .225 .472 3 2 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.8 0 0
Mike Sweeney 1B 3 1 1 2 1 0 5 .356 .413 .556 .968 18 10 0.077 0.67 0.114 -0.037 -0.7 10 0 HR,SF
Jermaine Dye DH 5 2 2 1 0 0 5 .314 .387 .598 .985 16 9 0.062 0.36 0.083 -0.021 0.0 HR
Joe Randa 3B 5 2 3 2 0 1 5 .326 .377 .484 .861 17 12 0.125 0.35 0.151 -0.026 2.2 1 1 HR
Mark Quinn LF 3 1 2 0 2 1 5 .277 .343 .490 .833 21 9 0.052 0.29 0.060 -0.008 2.7 1 0 2·2B
Todd Dunwoody RF-CF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .242 .284 .323 .606 14 9 0.026 0.51 0.064 -0.038 -0.8 2 0 2B,GDP
Jorge Fabregas C 4 2 1 0 1 0 5 .248 .298 .354 .652 18 10 -0.059 0.43 0.004 -0.063 -0.1 7 0 2B
Carlos Febles 2B 4 2 3 2 1 0 5 .280 .363 .360 .723 15 6 0.063 0.38 0.077 -0.014 2.2 3 3
Blake Stein P 0 0
   Jose Santiago P 0 0
   Ricky Bottalico P 0 0
Team Totals 41 12 20 11 5 3 47 .488 .532 .902 1.434 156 91 0.426 0.43 0.716 -0.290 7.1 27 10
2B: J Damon 4 (19, 2 off I Valdez, 2 off D Garibay); M Quinn 2 (15, 1 off I Valdez, 1 off S Rain); T Dunwoody (2, off I Valdez); J Fabregas (3, off D Garibay).
HR: J Randa (11, off I Valdez, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF-CF); M Sweeney (16, off I Valdez, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF); J Dye (23, off I Valdez, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
SF: M Sweeney (7, off I Valdez).
TB: J Damon 9; J Randa 6; J Dye 5; M Quinn 4; M Sweeney 4; C Febles 3; T Dunwoody 3; J Fabregas 2; R Sanchez.
GIDP: T Dunwoody (1).
RBI: J Damon 2 (38); M Sweeney 2 (82); C Febles 2 (18); J Randa 2 (60); J Dye (67); T Dunwoody (9); R Sanchez (20).
2-out RBI: J Randa 2; C Febles; J Damon.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 4 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Sanchez-C Febles-M Sweeney.

Chicago Cubs

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
Ismael Valdez, L (1-4) 4.1 11 8 8 1 3 3 5.70 25 80 50 34 2 14 4 17 9 0 11 -0.366 0.71 -4.4
Daniel Garibay 1.2 7 3 3 2 0 0 4.94 13 43 21 17 0 4 2 9 7 0 2 2 -0.061 0.22 -4.2
Steve Rain 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 2.95 9 33 20 13 4 3 3 4 2 0 2 0 0.001 0.01 1.6
Team Totals 8 20 12 12 5 3 3 13.50 47 156 91 64 6 21 9 30 18 0 11 4 2 -0.426 0.43 -7.1
D Garibay faced 4 batters in the 7th inning.

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
Blake Stein, W (1-2) 7.1 8 4 4 2 5 1 7.36 31 115 71 41 9 21 11 13 5 0 49 0.070 0.82 0.3
Jose Santiago 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.14 2 9 6 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.004 0.09 0.6
Ricky Bottalico 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.34 3 12 7 6 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.6
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 2 6 1 4.00 36 136 84 51 11 22 12 16 6 0 49 1 0 0.075 0.71 1.5
Balks: None.
WP: D Garibay (3); B Stein (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Derryl Cousins, 1B - Alfonso Marquez, 2B - Scott Packard, 3B - Jeff Nelson.
Time of Game: 2:51.
Attendance: 28,898.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 84° F, Wind 8mph from Left to Right, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Kansas City Royals
1 Jeff Huson 2B 1 Johnny Damon CF
2 Ricky Gutierrez SS 2 Rey Sanchez SS
3 Mark Grace 1B 3 Mike Sweeney 1B
4 Sammy Sosa RF 4 Jermaine Dye DH
5 Henry Rodriguez LF 5 Joe Randa 3B
6 Glenallen Hill DH 6 Mark Quinn LF
7 Willie Greene 3B 7 Todd Dunwoody RF
8 Joe Girardi C 8 Jorge Fabregas C
9 Damon Buford CF 9 Carlos Febles 2B
Ismael Valdez P Blake Stein P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 1-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR KCR J. Randa I. Valdez 15% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Dye Scores
b5 4-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  R KCR M. Sweeney I. Valdez 10% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
t4 2-4 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO CHC W. Greene B. Stein 9% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t2 0-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  R CHC S. Sosa B. Stein -8% 68% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t5 2-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Gutierrez B. Stein -7% 65% Single to LF (Line Drive); Huson to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Blake Stein facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 10,(2-2)  O CHC J. Huson B. Stein 2% 52% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Gutierrez B. Stein 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC M. Grace B. Stein 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Ismael Valdez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Damon I. Valdez 5% 61% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR R. Sanchez I. Valdez -2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B; Damon to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 4,(2-1)  RO KCR M. Sweeney I. Valdez 1% 60% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Damon Scores
b1 1-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR J. Dye I. Valdez 1% 61% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b1 1-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR KCR J. Randa I. Valdez 15% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Dye Scores
b1 3-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Quinn I. Valdez -1% 75% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Blake Stein facing 4-5-6
t2 0-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  R CHC S. Sosa B. Stein -8% 68% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t2 1-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC H. Rodriguez B. Stein 2% 70% Flyball: CF
t2 1-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC G. Hill B. Stein -3% 68% Single (Ground Ball)
t2 1-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC W. Greene B. Stein 3% 71% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t2 1-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Girardi B. Stein 2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' Ismael Valdez facing 7-8-9
b2 3-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR T. Dunwoody I. Valdez 2% 76% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b2 3-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Fabregas I. Valdez -2% 73% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b2 3-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR C. Febles I. Valdez 4% 78% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Fabregas to 3B
b2 3-1 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R KCR J. Damon I. Valdez 7% 85% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Fabregas Scores; Febles to 3B
b2 4-1 1 -23 3,(1-1)  O KCR R. Sanchez I. Valdez -4% 81% Fielder's Choice SS; Febles out at Hm/SS-C; Damon to 3B; Sanchez to 2B
b2 4-1 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Sweeney I. Valdez -4% 77% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Royals 4.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Blake Stein facing 9-1-2
t3 1-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. Buford B. Stein 2% 79% Strikeout Looking
t3 1-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC J. Huson B. Stein -2% 77% Walk
t3 1-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Gutierrez B. Stein -6% 71% Single to CF (Line Drive); Huson to 3B
t3 1-4 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  R CHC M. Grace B. Stein -6% 65% Single (Ground Ball); Huson Scores; Gutierrez to 2B
t3 2-4 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa B. Stein 5% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC H. Rodriguez B. Stein 5% 75% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Ismael Valdez facing 4-5-6
b3 4-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Dye I. Valdez -2% 73% Flyball: CF
b3 4-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Randa I. Valdez -1% 72% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b3 4-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Quinn I. Valdez 2% 73% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b3 4-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR T. Dunwoody I. Valdez -3% 71% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Blake Stein facing 6-7-8
t4 2-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC G. Hill B. Stein -4% 67% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t4 2-4 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO CHC W. Greene B. Stein 9% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t4 2-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Girardi B. Stein 1% 77% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Ismael Valdez facing 8-9-1
b4 4-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Fabregas I. Valdez -2% 75% Lineout: LF
b4 4-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR C. Febles I. Valdez -1% 74% Flyball: CF
b4 4-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Damon I. Valdez 1% 75% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b4 4-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR R. Sanchez I. Valdez -2% 73% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Blake Stein facing 9-1-2
t5 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC D. Buford B. Stein 3% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC J. Huson B. Stein -3% 73% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t5 2-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Gutierrez B. Stein -7% 65% Single to LF (Line Drive); Huson to 3B
t5 2-4 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  RO CHC M. Grace B. Stein -0% 65% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Huson Scores; Gutierrez to 2B
t5 3-4 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa B. Stein 5% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cubs' Ismael Valdez facing 3-4-5
b5 4-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  R KCR M. Sweeney I. Valdez 10% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
b5 5-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R KCR J. Dye I. Valdez 7% 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
b5 6-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Randa I. Valdez -1% 86% Strikeout Looking
b5 6-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Quinn I. Valdez 1% 87% Walk
b5 6-3 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  KCR T. Dunwoody I. Valdez 4% 91% Double (Line Drive to LF-CF); Quinn to 3B
Daniel Garibay replaces Ismael Valdez pitching
b5 6-3 1 -23 3,(2-0)  R KCR J. Fabregas D. Garibay 3% 93% Wild Pitch; Quinn Scores; Dunwoody to 3B
b5 7-3 1 --3 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. Fabregas D. Garibay -2% 91% Lineout: SS
b5 7-3 2 --3 2,(1-0)  R KCR C. Febles D. Garibay 3% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive); Dunwoody Scores
b5 8-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  R KCR J. Damon D. Garibay 2% 97% Double to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Febles Scores
b5 9-3 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR R. Sanchez D. Garibay -0% 96% Flyball: CF
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Royals 9.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-9, Royals' Blake Stein facing 5-6-7
t6 3-9 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC H. Rodriguez B. Stein 1% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 3-9 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC G. Hill B. Stein 1% 98% Popfly: 2B
t6 3-9 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC W. Greene B. Stein 0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Royals 9.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-3, Cubs' Daniel Garibay facing 3-4-5
b6 9-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Sweeney D. Garibay 0% 98% Walk
b6 9-3 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Dye D. Garibay -0% 98% Flyball: CF
b6 9-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Randa D. Garibay 0% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive); Sweeney to 2B
b6 9-3 1 12- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Quinn D. Garibay 0% 99% Walk; Sweeney to 3B; Randa to 2B
b6 9-3 1 123 2,(1-0)  OO KCR T. Dunwoody D. Garibay -1% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Royals 9.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-9, Royals' Blake Stein facing 8-9-1
t7 3-9 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC J. Girardi B. Stein 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-9 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC D. Buford B. Stein 0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t7 3-9 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Huson B. Stein 0% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Royals 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-3, Cubs' Daniel Garibay facing 8-9-1
b7 9-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Fabregas D. Garibay 0% 99% Double to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF); Fabregas to 3B/Adv on E9 (throw to 2B)
b7 9-3 0 --3 3,(2-0)  R KCR C. Febles D. Garibay 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive); Fabregas Scores
b7 10-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Damon D. Garibay 0% 100% Double (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Febles to 3B
b7 10-3 0 -23 8,(3-2)  R KCR R. Sanchez D. Garibay 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive); Febles Scores; Damon to 3B
Steve Rain replaces Daniel Garibay pitching
Luis Ordaz pinch runs for Rey Sanchez (SS) batting 2nd
b7 11-3 0 1-3 3,(0-2)  OO KCR M. Sweeney S. Rain -0% 100% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B
b7 11-3 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Dye S. Rain -0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Royals 11.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-11, Royals' Blake Stein facing 2-3-4
Luis Ordaz moves from PR to SS
Jose Nieves pinch hits for Ricky Gutierrez (SS) batting 2nd
t8 3-11 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC J. Nieves B. Stein -0% 100% Walk
Brant Brown pinch hits for Mark Grace (1B) batting 3rd
t8 3-11 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC B. Brown B. Stein -0% 99% Wild Pitch; Nieves to 2B
t8 3-11 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O CHC B. Brown B. Stein 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B; Nieves to 3B
t8 3-11 1 --3 5,(2-2)  R CHC S. Sosa B. Stein -0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive); Nieves Scores
Jose Santiago replaces Blake Stein pitching
t8 4-11 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC H. Rodriguez J. Santiago 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 4-11 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC G. Hill J. Santiago 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Royals 11.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 11-4, Cubs' Steve Rain facing 5-6-7
Brant Brown moves from PH to 1B
Jose Nieves moves from PH to SS
Gary Matthews replaces Henry Rodriguez playing LF batting 5th
b8 11-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR J. Randa S. Rain 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b8 11-4 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  KCR M. Quinn S. Rain 0% 100% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF); Randa to 3B
b8 11-4 0 -23 2,(0-1)  RO KCR T. Dunwoody S. Rain 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B; Randa Scores; Quinn to 3B
b8 12-4 1 --3 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Fabregas S. Rain 0% 100% Walk
b8 12-4 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  KCR C. Febles S. Rain 0% 100% Walk; Fabregas to 2B
b8 12-4 1 123 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Damon S. Rain -0% 100% Flyball: LF
b8 12-4 2 123 3,(1-1)  O KCR L. Ordaz S. Rain -0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 4, Royals 12.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-12, Royals' Ricky Bottalico facing 7-8-9
Ricky Bottalico replaces Jose Santiago pitching
Todd Dunwoody moves from RF to CF
Scott Pose replaces Johnny Damon (CF) playing RF batting 1st
t9 4-12 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC W. Greene R. Bottalico 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-12 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC J. Girardi R. Bottalico 0% 100% Lineout: 3B
t9 4-12 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC D. Buford R. Bottalico 0% 100% Foul Flyball: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Royals 12.

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