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Scores
Standings
BOS
@CAL
4
2
CLE
@DET
0
2
TOR
@MIL
1
8
TOR
@MIL
2
3
KCR
@MIN
1
5
KCR
@MIN
11
7
NYY
@OAK
5
3
BAL
@SEA
5
7
CHW
@TEX
6
2
ATL
@CHC
9
0
SFG
@MON
0
1
SDP
@NYM
2
1
LAD
@PHI
5
2
CIN
@PIT
2
13
HOU
@STL
4
2
Wednesday, August 16, 1978,
, Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 14,640, Time of Game: 2:53
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Royals
11
65-53
 Won 1 
1st
at Twins
7
53-67
 Lost 1 
5th, 13 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          2  0  0   0  0  0   4  0  5   11 15  0
Twins           0  1  1   0  3  0   0  0  2    7 13  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Steve Braun LF 2 2 2 1 2 0 4 .257 .369 .400 .769 0.132 1.05 0.187 -0.056 1.6 0 0 SB,CS
   Willie Wilson CF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .231 .303 .302 .605 0.026 0.54 0.026 0.000 0.3 0 0 SB
Hal McRae DH 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .281 .336 .443 .779 0.023 1.08 0.126 -0.103 0.3 2B,GDP
George Brett 3B 3 2 1 3 2 0 5 .315 .365 .494 .859 0.472 1.17 0.505 -0.034 2.5 0 2 HR,IW
Darrell Porter C 5 2 2 1 0 0 5 .270 .368 .423 .791 0.054 0.87 0.145 -0.091 0.7 7 0 3B
Clint Hurdle RF-LF 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .278 .360 .406 .767 0.035 0.95 0.111 -0.076 0.6 4 0 2B
Pete LaCock 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .302 .320 .448 .768 0.005 0.84 0.051 -0.046 -0.2 5 0 2B
   John Wathan PH-1B 1 1 1 2 0 0 2 .291 .313 .370 .684 0.099 1.11 0.099 0.000 2.3 3 0 HBP
Al Cowens CF-RF 5 1 2 2 0 1 5 .281 .328 .414 .742 -0.032 0.93 0.069 -0.101 1.4 0 0 2·2B
Freddie Patek SS 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .278 .346 .346 .692 -0.150 1.02 0.017 -0.167 -1.7 6 3
U.L. Washington 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .265 .327 .296 .623 -0.055 1.05 0.000 -0.055 -0.5 2 1
   Tom Poquette PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .207 .251 .321 .572 -0.034 1.23 0.000 -0.034 -0.3
   Jerry Terrell 2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .182 .212 .192 .403 -0.016 0.63 0.000 -0.016 -0.2 0 1
Paul Splittorff P 0 2
   Marty Pattin P 0 0
   Steve Mingori P 0 1
Team Totals 38 11 15 11 5 5 44 .395 .477 .658 1.135 0.559 0.98 1.336 -0.779 6.7 27 10
2B: H McRae (27, off S Perzanowski); C Hurdle (21, off S Perzanowski); P LaCock (12, off S Perzanowski); A Cowens 2 (18, 1 off J Sutton, 1 off S Perzanowski).
3B: D Porter (4, off S Perzanowski).
HR: G Brett (5, off S Perzanowski, 7th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
IBB: G Brett (4, by J Sutton).
HBP: J Wathan (2, by J Sutton).
TB: A Cowens 4; G Brett 4; D Porter 4; C Hurdle 3; H McRae 3; P LaCock 2; S Braun 2; F Patek; J Wathan; W Wilson.
GIDP: H McRae (13).
RBI: G Brett 3 (46); J Wathan 2 (19); A Cowens 2 (49); D Porter (51); C Hurdle (51); H McRae (55); S Braun (26).
2-out RBI: G Brett 3; J Wathan 2; A Cowens 2; C Hurdle; D Porter; S Braun.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 7 for 19.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Splittorff-F Patek-P LaCock.
PB: D Porter (5).
Baserunning
SB: S Braun (3, 2nd base off S Perzanowski/G Borgmann); W Wilson (35, 2nd base off J Sutton/G Borgmann).
CS: S Braun (1, 2nd base by S Perzanowski/G Borgmann).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Norwood LF 5 0 2 0 0 2 5 .272 .317 .394 .712 0.054 1.21 0.123 -0.069 -0.2 1 1
Rod Carew 1B 5 2 2 1 0 1 5 .336 .412 .450 .862 -0.013 1.56 0.121 -0.134 0.9 10 2 2B
Dan Ford CF 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .293 .351 .451 .802 0.301 1.31 0.319 -0.017 1.1 2 0 2B
Craig Kusick DH 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 .197 .321 .322 .643 0.069 1.58 0.116 -0.048 0.7 HR,IW
   Glenn Adams PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .292 .385 .677 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Jose Morales PH 2 0 1 2 0 0 2 .325 .363 .412 .776 -0.141 2.10 0.004 -0.145 1.0
   Rob Wilfong PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .354 .324 .678 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Bob Randall 2B 5 0 1 2 0 0 5 .285 .335 .356 .690 -0.009 1.77 0.156 -0.165 0.5 1 2
Bombo Rivera RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .273 .372 .351 .722 -0.070 1.15 0.028 -0.098 -0.6 3 0
Larry Wolfe SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .234 .321 .326 .647 -0.121 0.99 0.000 -0.121 -1.0 1 4 GDP
Glenn Borgmann C 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .213 .318 .319 .637 0.085 1.10 0.121 -0.036 0.7 6 1
Mike Cubbage 3B 3 1 0 0 0 2 3 .295 .352 .428 .780 -0.099 1.20 0.000 -0.099 -0.9 3 3
   Roy Smalley PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .284 .359 .448 .807 0.004 0.08 0.004 0.000 0.4
Stan Perzanowski P 0 1
   Jeff Holly P 0 0
   John Sutton P 0 0
   Darrell Jackson P 0 0
Team Totals 39 7 13 7 2 6 41 .333 .366 .462 .827 0.060 1.33 0.992 -0.932 2.7 27 14
2B: D Ford (28, off P Splittorff); R Carew (18, off S Mingori).
HR: C Kusick (4, off P Splittorff, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
IBB: C Kusick (1, by P Splittorff).
TB: C Kusick 4; D Ford 4; R Carew 3; W Norwood 2; G Borgmann 2; R Smalley; J Morales; B Randall.
GIDP: L Wolfe (6).
RBI: J Morales 2 (32); B Randall 2 (17); R Carew (60); C Kusick (19); D Ford (67).
2-out RBI: B Randall 2; J Morales 2; D Ford; R Carew.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Carew-M Cubbage; M Cubbage-B Randall-R Carew.
E: R Carew (10).
Outfield Assists: W Norwood (C Hurdle at 2nd base).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, W (14-10) 6.1 9 5 4 2 5 1 3.43 29 40 -0.312 1.30 -2.1
Marty Pattin 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.94 1 1 0 -0.141 2.59 -0.7
Steve Mingori, S (7) 2.2 3 2 2 0 1 0 2.70 11 2 0 0.394 1.31 0.1
Team Totals 9 13 7 6 2 6 1 6.00 41 40 3 0 -0.059 1.33 -2.7
M Pattin faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Stan Perzanowski, L (2-4) 7 10 6 6 3 4 1 5.40 31 34 -0.454 1.04 -2.6
Jeff Holly 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.61 1 0 0 -0.033 0.87 -0.4
John Sutton 1.2 4 5 5 2 1 0 3.82 11 1 0 -0.073 0.92 -4.0
Darrell Jackson 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.74 1 1 0 0.000 0.02 0.3
Team Totals 9 15 11 11 5 5 1 11.00 44 34 2 0 -0.560 0.98 -6.7
J Holly faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Sutton (1; J Wathan).
IBB: P Splittorff (2; C Kusick); J Sutton (1; G Brett).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Greg Kosc, 1B - Jerry Neudecker, 2B - George Maloney, 3B - Ted Hendry.
Time of Game: 2:53.
Attendance: 14,640.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 Steve Braun LF 1 Willie Norwood LF
2 Hal McRae DH 2 Rod Carew 1B
3 George Brett 3B 3 Dan Ford CF
4 Darrell Porter C 4 Craig Kusick DH
5 Clint Hurdle RF 5 Bob Randall 2B
6 Pete LaCock 1B 6 Bombo Rivera RF
7 Al Cowens CF 7 Larry Wolfe SS
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Glenn Borgmann C
9 U.L. Washington 2B 9 Mike Cubbage 3B
Paul Splittorff P Stan Perzanowski P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 3-5 2 12- RRR KCR G. Brett S. Perzanowski 49% 66% Home Run; Braun Scores; McRae Scores
b5 3-2 2 123 RR MIN B. Randall P. Splittorff -16% 11% Single to RF; Carew Scores; Ford Scores; Kusick to 2B
b5 2-2 2 1-3 R MIN D. Ford P. Splittorff -16% 28% Double to LF; Cubbage Scores; Carew to 3B
b7 5-6 1 1-3 O MIN J. Morales S. Mingori 14% 65% Popfly: SS
b7 5-6 1 1-- MIN D. Ford M. Pattin -14% 50% Single to RF; Carew to 3B

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Stan Perzanowski facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR S. Braun S. Perzanowski 4% 54% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCR H. McRae S. Perzanowski 2% 56% Braun Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- R KCR H. McRae S. Perzanowski 10% 66% Double to RF; Braun Scores
t1 1-0 0 -2- O KCR G. Brett S. Perzanowski -1% 64% Groundout: 1B unassisted; McRae to 3B
t1 1-0 1 --3 O KCR D. Porter S. Perzanowski -6% 59% Fielder's Choice 3B; McRae out at Hm/3B-C; Porter to 2B
t1 1-0 2 -2- RO KCR C. Hurdle S. Perzanowski 7% 66% Double to LF; Porter Scores; Hurdle out at 2B/LF-SS-1B-3B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O MIN W. Norwood P. Splittorff 2% 68% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-2 1 --- O MIN R. Carew P. Splittorff 2% 70% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-2 2 --- O MIN D. Ford P. Splittorff 1% 71% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Stan Perzanowski facing 6-7-8
t2 2-0 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock S. Perzanowski -2% 69% Strikeout
t2 2-0 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens S. Perzanowski -1% 68% Strikeout
t2 2-0 2 --- KCR F. Patek S. Perzanowski 2% 69% Single; Patek to 2B/Adv on E3
t2 2-0 2 -2- O KCR U. Washington S. Perzanowski -3% 67% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- R MIN C. Kusick P. Splittorff -11% 56% Home Run
b2 1-2 0 --- O MIN B. Randall P. Splittorff 3% 59% Foul Popfly: 1B
b2 1-2 1 --- MIN B. Rivera P. Splittorff -3% 56% Walk
b2 1-2 1 1-- OO MIN L. Wolfe P. Splittorff 6% 62% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Stan Perzanowski facing 1-2-3
t3 2-1 0 --- KCR S. Braun S. Perzanowski 3% 65% Walk
t3 2-1 0 1-- O KCR H. McRae S. Perzanowski -6% 60% Braun Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t3 2-1 1 --- O KCR H. McRae S. Perzanowski -2% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 2-1 2 --- KCR G. Brett S. Perzanowski 1% 59% Walk
t3 2-1 2 1-- O KCR D. Porter S. Perzanowski -2% 57% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
b3 1-2 0 --- MIN G. Borgmann P. Splittorff -4% 53% Single to CF
b3 1-2 0 1-- MIN M. Cubbage P. Splittorff -3% 50% Passed Ball; Borgmann to 2B
b3 1-2 0 -2- O MIN M. Cubbage P. Splittorff 5% 55% Strikeout
b3 1-2 1 -2- O MIN W. Norwood P. Splittorff 4% 59% Popfly: SS
b3 1-2 2 -2- R MIN R. Carew P. Splittorff -12% 47% Single to CF; Borgmann Scores/unER
b3 2-2 2 1-- MIN D. Ford P. Splittorff -2% 45% Single to RF; Carew to 2B
b3 2-2 2 12- O MIN C. Kusick P. Splittorff 5% 50% Foul Popfly: C
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Twins' Stan Perzanowski facing 5-6-7
t4 2-2 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle S. Perzanowski -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-2 1 --- KCR P. LaCock S. Perzanowski 5% 52% Double to LF
t4 2-2 1 -2- O KCR A. Cowens S. Perzanowski -4% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-2 2 -2- O KCR F. Patek S. Perzanowski -4% 44% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
b4 2-2 0 --- O MIN B. Randall P. Splittorff 3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 2-2 1 --- O MIN B. Rivera P. Splittorff 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b4 2-2 2 --- O MIN L. Wolfe P. Splittorff 1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Twins' Stan Perzanowski facing 9-1-2
t5 2-2 0 --- O KCR U. Washington S. Perzanowski -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-2 1 --- KCR S. Braun S. Perzanowski 3% 50% Walk
t5 2-2 1 1-- OO KCR H. McRae S. Perzanowski -7% 43% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
b5 2-2 0 --- MIN G. Borgmann P. Splittorff -5% 39% Single to CF
b5 2-2 0 1-- O MIN M. Cubbage P. Splittorff 4% 43% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 2-2 1 1-- MIN W. Norwood P. Splittorff -5% 39% Single to LF; Cubbage to 2B
b5 2-2 1 12- O MIN R. Carew P. Splittorff 5% 43% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Cubbage to 3B
b5 2-2 2 1-3 R MIN D. Ford P. Splittorff -16% 28% Double to LF; Cubbage Scores; Carew to 3B
b5 3-2 2 -23 MIN C. Kusick P. Splittorff -1% 27% Intentional Walk
b5 3-2 2 123 RR MIN B. Randall P. Splittorff -16% 11% Single to RF; Carew Scores; Ford Scores; Kusick to 2B
b5 5-2 2 12- O MIN B. Rivera P. Splittorff 2% 13% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 5.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Stan Perzanowski facing 3-4-5
t6 2-5 0 --- O KCR G. Brett S. Perzanowski -2% 11% Flyball: RF
t6 2-5 1 --- KCR D. Porter S. Perzanowski 6% 16% Triple to LF
t6 2-5 1 --3 O KCR C. Hurdle S. Perzanowski -5% 11% Lineout: 1B
t6 2-5 2 --3 O KCR P. LaCock S. Perzanowski -3% 8% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
b6 5-2 0 --- O MIN L. Wolfe P. Splittorff 1% 9% Popfly: 1B
b6 5-2 1 --- O MIN G. Borgmann P. Splittorff 1% 9% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 5-2 2 --- O MIN M. Cubbage P. Splittorff 0% 10% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Stan Perzanowski facing 7-8-9
t7 2-5 0 --- KCR A. Cowens S. Perzanowski 6% 16% Double to CF
t7 2-5 0 -2- O KCR F. Patek S. Perzanowski -4% 11% Strikeout
Tom Poquette pinch hits for U.L. Washington (2B) batting 9th
t7 2-5 1 -2- O KCR T. Poquette S. Perzanowski -3% 8% Strikeout
t7 2-5 2 -2- R KCR S. Braun S. Perzanowski 6% 14% Single to CF; Cowens Scores
t7 3-5 2 1-- KCR H. McRae S. Perzanowski 3% 17% Single to RF; Braun to 2B
t7 3-5 2 12- RRR KCR G. Brett S. Perzanowski 49% 66% Home Run; Braun Scores; McRae Scores
t7 6-5 2 --- O KCR D. Porter S. Perzanowski -1% 65% Flyball: CF
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-6, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
Jerry Terrell replaces Tom Poquette (PH) playing 2B batting 9th
Clint Hurdle moves from RF to LF
Willie Wilson replaces Steve Braun (LF) playing CF batting 1st
Al Cowens moves from CF to RF
b7 5-6 0 --- MIN W. Norwood P. Splittorff -8% 57% Single to LF
b7 5-6 0 1-- O MIN R. Carew P. Splittorff 7% 64% Groundout: 3B-SS/Forceout at 2B
Marty Pattin replaces Paul Splittorff pitching
b7 5-6 1 1-- MIN D. Ford M. Pattin -14% 50% Single to RF; Carew to 3B
Steve Mingori replaces Marty Pattin pitching
Glenn Adams pinch hits for Craig Kusick (DH) batting 4th
Jose Morales pinch hits for Glenn Adams batting 4th
b7 5-6 1 1-3 O MIN J. Morales S. Mingori 14% 65% Popfly: SS
b7 5-6 2 1-3 O MIN B. Randall S. Mingori 11% 75% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-5, Twins' Jeff Holly facing 5-6-7
Jeff Holly replaces Stan Perzanowski pitching
t8 6-5 0 --- KCR C. Hurdle J. Holly 3% 79% Single to RF
John Sutton replaces Jeff Holly pitching
John Wathan pinch hits for Pete LaCock (1B) batting 6th
t8 6-5 0 1-- KCR J. Wathan J. Sutton 5% 83% Hit By Pitch; Hurdle to 2B
t8 6-5 0 12- O KCR A. Cowens J. Sutton -5% 79% Lineout: CF
t8 6-5 1 12- OO KCR F. Patek J. Sutton -8% 70% Fly Ball Double Play: Foul 1B-3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-6, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 6-7-8
John Wathan moves from PH to 1B
b8 5-6 0 --- O MIN B. Rivera S. Mingori 6% 77% Flyball: LF
b8 5-6 1 --- O MIN L. Wolfe S. Mingori 4% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 5-6 2 --- O MIN G. Borgmann S. Mingori 3% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-5, Twins' John Sutton facing 9-1-2
t9 6-5 0 --- O KCR J. Terrell J. Sutton -2% 83% Strikeout
t9 6-5 1 --- KCR W. Wilson J. Sutton 2% 84% Single to RF
t9 6-5 1 1-- O KCR H. McRae J. Sutton -2% 82% Flyball: LF
t9 6-5 2 1-- KCR G. Brett J. Sutton 1% 83% Wilson Steals 2B
t9 6-5 2 -2- KCR G. Brett J. Sutton 0% 84% Intentional Walk
t9 6-5 2 12- R KCR D. Porter J. Sutton 9% 93% Single to LF; Wilson Scores; Brett to 2B
t9 7-5 2 12- KCR C. Hurdle J. Sutton 1% 93% Walk; Brett to 3B; Porter to 2B
t9 7-5 2 123 RR KCR J. Wathan J. Sutton 5% 99% Single to CF; Brett Scores; Porter Scores; Hurdle to 2B
t9 9-5 2 12- RR KCR A. Cowens J. Sutton 1% 100% Double to LF; Hurdle Scores; Wathan Scores
Darrell Jackson replaces John Sutton pitching
t9 11-5 2 -2- O KCR F. Patek D. Jackson -0% 100% Flyball: RF
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 11, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 5-11, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 9-1-2
Roy Smalley pinch hits for Mike Cubbage (3B) batting 9th
b9 5-11 0 --- MIN R. Smalley S. Mingori -0% 99% Single to LF
b9 5-11 0 1-- O MIN W. Norwood S. Mingori 0% 100% Strikeout
b9 5-11 1 1-- MIN R. Carew S. Mingori -1% 99% Double to LF; Smalley to 3B
b9 5-11 1 -23 O MIN D. Ford S. Mingori 1% 100% Groundout: P-1B
b9 5-11 2 -23 RR MIN J. Morales S. Mingori -0% 100% Single to CF; Smalley Scores; Carew Scores
Rob Wilfong pinch runs for Jose Morales (DH) batting 4th
b9 7-11 2 1-- O MIN B. Randall S. Mingori 0% 100% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 11, Twins 7.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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