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Standings
OAK
@BOS
12
7
CHW
@CLE
2
6
DET
@MIL
8
4
KCR
@MIN
5
6
SEA
@NYY
6
2
TEX
@TOR
7
6
 
(14)
STL
@CHC
3
0
 
(11)
ATL
@CIN
6
2
PIT
@HOU
2
3
MON
@LAD
6
5
NYM
@SDP
1
0
PHI
@SFG
8
1
Tuesday, May 17, 1988, 7:05
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 24,808, Time of Game: 3:30
Royals
5
17-20
 Lost 1 
4th, 10½ GB
at Twins
6
16-19
 Won 3 
4th, 10½ GB
L: Gene Garber (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   1  3  0   0  1  0    5  8  2
Twins           0  0  0   1  1  0   2  0  2    6 13  1
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .298 .316 .391 .707 16 12 0.062 1.04 0.174 -0.111 0.1 2 0 2B,SB
Kevin Seitzer 3B 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .291 .381 .402 .783 20 8 0.014 1.18 0.075 -0.061 -0.0 0 0 SB
George Brett 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .341 .420 .565 .985 12 8 0.089 1.50 0.164 -0.075 0.1 5 1
Danny Tartabull RF 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .296 .404 .557 .961 21 12 0.037 0.97 0.133 -0.097 -0.1 3 0 HR
Bill Buckner DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .196 .250 .216 .466 8 7 -0.133 0.93 0.000 -0.133 -1.4 2B,GDP
Frank White 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .200 .221 .267 .488 12 8 0.069 0.88 0.094 -0.025 0.7 2 2 SB
Bo Jackson LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .285 .321 .496 .817 13 8 -0.094 0.98 0.000 -0.094 -1.1 6 0
Jamie Quirk C 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .160 .222 .340 .562 17 11 -0.033 0.99 0.024 -0.057 -0.5 7 0
Kurt Stillwell SS 1 1 1 3 3 0 4 .258 .313 .417 .730 16 4 0.313 0.97 0.329 -0.016 2.7 0 3 HR
Ted Power P 1 0
   Steve Farr P 0 0
   Gene Garber P 0 1
Team Totals 31 5 8 5 6 7 37 .258 .378 .516 .895 135 78 0.324 1.05 0.993 -0.669 0.5 26 7
2B: B Buckner (1, off B Blyleven); W Wilson (3, off J Berenguer).
HR: D Tartabull (6, off B Blyleven, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF); K Stillwell (3, off B Blyleven, 5th inn, 2 on, 1 out to Deep CF-RF).
TB: D Tartabull 4; K Stillwell 4; W Wilson 3; B Buckner 2; F White 2; G Brett.
GIDP: B Buckner (4).
RBI: K Stillwell 3 (14); D Tartabull (25); G Brett (28).
2-out RBI: D Tartabull.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
E: W Wilson (3); B Jackson (2).
Baserunning
SB: K Seitzer (6, 2nd base off B Blyleven/T Laudner); F White (4, 2nd base off B Blyleven/T Laudner); W Wilson (9, 2nd base off B Blyleven/T Laudner).
Pickoffs: K Stillwell (1st base by T Laudner).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dan Gladden LF 4 2 2 0 1 0 5 .280 .333 .424 .758 23 11 0.073 1.36 0.112 -0.040 0.4 0 0 2B
Tom Herr 2B 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .292 .387 .354 .741 24 14 0.023 1.86 0.172 -0.149 0.7 0 3
Kirby Puckett CF 5 3 2 0 0 0 5 .324 .344 .500 .844 13 9 0.084 2.08 0.216 -0.131 0.1 2 0 2B
Kent Hrbek 1B 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .315 .380 .638 1.018 15 9 0.206 2.50 0.328 -0.123 0.6 9 1
   Mark Davidson PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .296 .538 .835 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Gary Gaetti 3B 5 0 3 2 0 1 5 .278 .342 .511 .854 19 15 0.154 2.76 0.373 -0.219 1.4 4 2 2B
Randy Bush RF 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .276 .409 .500 .909 27 14 -0.269 2.75 0.022 -0.291 -1.1 3 1
Gene Larkin DH 4 0 3 1 1 0 5 .276 .364 .410 .773 18 8 0.990 2.80 1.043 -0.053 2.3
Tim Laudner C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .280 .344 .463 .808 23 13 -0.248 2.05 0.000 -0.248 -1.5 7 1
Greg Gagne SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .191 .244 .330 .574 11 7 -0.090 1.18 0.000 -0.090 -0.7 2 4
   John Moses PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .308 .227 .535 3 1 -0.098 3.51 0.000 -0.098 -0.4
   Al Newman SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .240 .174 .414 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bert Blyleven P 0 0
   Juan Berenguer P 0 0
Team Totals 39 6 13 5 4 7 43 .333 .395 .410 .806 176 101 0.825 2.24 2.266 -1.442 1.7 27 12
2B: K Puckett (12, off T Power); G Gaetti (10, off T Power); D Gladden (13, off T Power).
TB: G Gaetti 4; D Gladden 3; G Larkin 3; K Puckett 3; K Hrbek 2; T Herr.
RBI: G Gaetti 2 (21); K Hrbek (25); T Herr (6); G Larkin (18).
2-out RBI: G Larkin; G Gaetti; K Hrbek.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 5 for 18.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Gagne-K Hrbek-G Gaetti; T Herr-G Gagne-K Hrbek.
E: T Laudner (3).
Outfield Assists: R Bush (B Buckner at 3rd base).

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
Ted Power 6.1 7 4 4 3 5 0 6.35 29 119 68 43 11 14 7 14 3 0 45 0.046 1.21 0.6
Steve Farr, BS (1) 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.04 4 18 10 4 5 1 2 2 1 0 2 2 -0.210 3.37 -1.1
Gene Garber, BS (1), L (0-1) 1.2 4 2 1 1 2 0 1.76 10 39 23 13 6 4 3 4 2 0 0 0 -0.660 4.56 -1.2
Team Totals 8.2 13 6 5 4 7 0 5.19 43 176 101 60 22 19 12 20 6 0 45 2 2 -0.824 2.24 -1.7

Minnesota Twins

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
Bert Blyleven 7 5 4 4 4 4 2 4.89 27 99 56 28 12 16 7 12 1 0 51 -0.165 0.90 -0.5
Juan Berenguer, W (4-3) 2 3 1 1 2 3 0 6.00 10 38 22 13 7 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 -0.160 1.52 -0.0
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 6 7 2 5.00 37 137 78 41 19 18 10 14 2 0 51 0 0 -0.325 1.05 -0.5
Balks: G Garber (1).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rocky Roe, 1B - Larry Barnett, 2B - Derryl Cousins, 3B - Greg Kosc.
Time of Game: 3:30.
Attendance: 24,808.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Dan Gladden LF
2 Kevin Seitzer 3B 2 Tom Herr 2B
3 George Brett 1B 3 Kirby Puckett CF
4 Danny Tartabull RF 4 Kent Hrbek 1B
5 Bill Buckner DH 5 Gary Gaetti 3B
6 Frank White 2B 6 Randy Bush RF
7 Bo Jackson LF 7 Gene Larkin DH
8 Jamie Quirk C 8 Tim Laudner C
9 Kurt Stillwell SS 9 Greg Gagne SS
Ted Power P Bert Blyleven P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 4-5 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RR MIN G. Larkin G. Garber 83% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Puckett Scores; Davidson Scores/Adv on E8/unER
t5 1-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR KCR K. Stillwell B. Blyleven -28% 17% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); White Scores; Quirk Scores
b7 3-4 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R MIN G. Gaetti S. Farr 21% 57% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Puckett Scores; Hrbek to 2B
b9 4-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN K. Hrbek G. Garber 18% 52% Single to RF (Line Drive); Puckett to 2B
b9 4-5 0 12- 9,(2-2)  O MIN G. Gaetti G. Garber -18% 33% Strikeout Swinging

Play By Play

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' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR W. Wilson B. Blyleven 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR K. Seitzer B. Blyleven -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR G. Brett B. Blyleven -2% 48% Seitzer Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O KCR G. Brett B. Blyleven 3% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull B. Blyleven 3% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Ted Power facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN D. Gladden T. Power -2% 53% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Herr T. Power -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN K. Puckett T. Power -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Buckner B. Blyleven 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR F. White B. Blyleven 2% 54% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR B. Jackson B. Blyleven 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Ted Power facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN K. Hrbek T. Power -2% 53% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN G. Gaetti T. Power 3% 55% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O MIN R. Bush T. Power -3% 52% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  MIN G. Larkin T. Power 2% 54% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Gaetti to 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Laudner T. Power -4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Quirk B. Blyleven 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR K. Stillwell B. Blyleven -3% 50% Walk
t3 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR W. Wilson B. Blyleven 6% 55% Double Play: Groundout: SS-1B-3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Ted Power facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN G. Gagne T. Power -3% 53% Flyball: RF
b3 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN D. Gladden T. Power -2% 51% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b3 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Herr T. Power -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer B. Blyleven 3% 53% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t4 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR G. Brett B. Blyleven 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R KCR D. Tartabull B. Blyleven -13% 41% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t4 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Buckner B. Blyleven 1% 42% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Ted Power facing 3-4-5
b4 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN K. Puckett T. Power 8% 51% Double (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b4 0-1 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN K. Hrbek T. Power -6% 45% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-1 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  R MIN G. Gaetti T. Power 13% 58% Double (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Puckett Scores
b4 1-1 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN R. Bush T. Power 2% 60% Walk
b4 1-1 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O MIN G. Larkin T. Power -5% 55% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
b4 1-1 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O MIN T. Laudner T. Power -5% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 6-7-8
t5 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR F. White B. Blyleven -5% 45% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Jackson B. Blyleven 4% 50% Popfly: RF (Short RF)
t5 1-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  KCR J. Quirk B. Blyleven -2% 47% White Steals 2B
t5 1-1 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Quirk B. Blyleven -2% 45% Walk
t5 1-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR KCR K. Stillwell B. Blyleven -28% 17% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); White Scores; Quirk Scores
t5 4-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR W. Wilson B. Blyleven -1% 16% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t5 4-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR K. Seitzer B. Blyleven -3% 13% Wilson Steals 2B; Wilson to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t5 4-1 1 --3 5,(2-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer B. Blyleven 3% 16% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t5 4-1 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O KCR G. Brett B. Blyleven 2% 19% Popfly: 3B (Short 3B Line)
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Ted Power facing 9-1-2
b5 1-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN G. Gagne T. Power -3% 16% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN D. Gladden T. Power 4% 20% Double (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b5 1-4 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  R MIN T. Herr T. Power 10% 31% Single to LF (Pop Fly to Short LF); Gladden Scores; Herr to 2B/Adv on E7
b5 2-4 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O MIN K. Puckett T. Power -5% 26% Lineout: LF
b5 2-4 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O MIN K. Hrbek T. Power -4% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 4-5-6
t6 4-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull B. Blyleven 2% 23% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 4-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Buckner B. Blyleven 1% 25% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Buckner out at 3B/RF-SS-3B
t6 4-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR F. White B. Blyleven 1% 25% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Ted Power facing 5-6-7
b6 2-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN G. Gaetti T. Power -3% 22% Lineout: LF
b6 2-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN R. Bush T. Power -2% 19% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
b6 2-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN G. Larkin T. Power 2% 21% Walk
b6 2-4 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O MIN T. Laudner T. Power -3% 18% Popfly: 2B (Deep 1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 7-8-9
t7 4-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Jackson B. Blyleven 2% 20% Popfly: SS (Short CF)
t7 4-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Quirk B. Blyleven 1% 21% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 4-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR K. Stillwell B. Blyleven -1% 20% Walk
t7 4-2 2 1-- 2,(2-0)  O KCR W. Wilson B. Blyleven 2% 21% Stillwell Picked off 1B (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Ted Power facing 9-1-2
b7 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN G. Gagne T. Power -4% 18% Flyball: LF
b7 2-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN D. Gladden T. Power 5% 22% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b7 2-4 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  MIN T. Herr T. Power 7% 29% Walk; Gladden to 2B
Steve Farr replaces Ted Power pitching
b7 2-4 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O MIN K. Puckett S. Farr -7% 22% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Gladden to 3B
b7 2-4 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  R MIN K. Hrbek S. Farr 14% 36% Single to RF (Line Drive); Gladden Scores; Puckett to 3B
b7 3-4 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R MIN G. Gaetti S. Farr 21% 57% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Puckett Scores; Hrbek to 2B
b7 4-4 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O MIN R. Bush S. Farr -7% 50% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Twins' Juan Berenguer facing 1-2-3
Juan Berenguer replaces Bert Blyleven pitching
t8 4-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR W. Wilson J. Berenguer -13% 37% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t8 4-4 0 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR K. Seitzer J. Berenguer -3% 33% Walk
t8 4-4 0 12- 3,(1-1)  R KCR G. Brett J. Berenguer -16% 17% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Wilson Scores; Seitzer to 2B
t8 5-4 0 12- 6,(2-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull J. Berenguer 5% 22% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-4 1 12- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR B. Buckner J. Berenguer 9% 30% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Gene Garber facing 7-8-9
Gene Garber replaces Steve Farr pitching
b8 4-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN G. Larkin G. Garber 10% 40% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b8 4-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN T. Laudner G. Garber 8% 48% Balk; Larkin to 2B
b8 4-5 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O MIN T. Laudner G. Garber -12% 36% Groundout: P-1B
John Moses pinch hits for Greg Gagne (SS) batting 9th
b8 4-5 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  O MIN J. Moses G. Garber -10% 26% Popfly: LF (Short LF)
b8 4-5 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIN D. Gladden G. Garber 2% 28% Walk
b8 4-5 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Herr G. Garber -12% 16% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Twins' Juan Berenguer facing 6-7-8
Al Newman replaces John Moses (PH) playing SS batting 9th
t9 5-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR F. White J. Berenguer -2% 14% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t9 5-4 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Jackson J. Berenguer 2% 16% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-4 1 1-- 6,(1-2)  O KCR J. Quirk J. Berenguer 2% 18% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-4 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR K. Stillwell J. Berenguer -1% 17% Walk; White to 2B
t9 5-4 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O KCR W. Wilson J. Berenguer 3% 20% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Gene Garber facing 3-4-5
b9 4-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN K. Puckett G. Garber 13% 33% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B)
b9 4-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN K. Hrbek G. Garber 18% 52% Single to RF (Line Drive); Puckett to 2B
Mark Davidson pinch runs for Kent Hrbek (1B) batting 4th
b9 4-5 0 12- 9,(2-2)  O MIN G. Gaetti G. Garber -18% 33% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-5 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O MIN R. Bush G. Garber -16% 17% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-5 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RR MIN G. Larkin G. Garber 83% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Puckett Scores; Davidson Scores/Adv on E8/unER
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 6.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • 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.

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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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