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BOS
@CAL
1
2
MIL
@DET
7
3
KCR
@MIN
6
8
NYY
@OAK
4
5
BAL
@SEA
0
1
TEX
@TOR
4
7
CIN
@CHC
6
4
STL
@HOU
1
10
SFG
@MON
4
6
 
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@NYM
1
2
SDP
@PHI
5
2
Saturday, September 3, 1988, 1:27
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 47,658, Time of Game: 3:11
Royals
6
71-64
 Lost 2 
3rd, 13½ GB
at Twins
8
76-59
 Won 2 
2nd, 8½ GB
W: Mark Portugal (2-2)
S: Jeff Reardon (35)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  0  0   0  0  4   1  0  0    6 11  0
Twins           0  1  0   0  1  0   6  0  X    8 14  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 3 2 2 0 2 0 .276 .645 19 7 0.138 1.00 0.176 -0.038 1.8 3 0 SB
Kevin Seitzer 3B 4 0 2 1 1 0 .304 .791 24 13 -0.040 1.19 0.087 -0.127 -0.2 1 2 GDP
George Brett 1B 5 1 2 0 0 0 .317 .936 24 16 0.101 1.35 0.189 -0.089 0.0 8 1 2B
Danny Tartabull RF 4 1 1 1 0 2 .268 .864 15 9 0.063 1.06 0.116 -0.053 -0.1 0 0
   Bo Jackson RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .753 1 1 -0.097 3.98 0.000 -0.097 -0.7 0 0
Bill Buckner DH 5 1 2 1 0 0 .244 .602 13 12 0.110 1.45 0.228 -0.118 1.4 2B
Frank White 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 .247 .637 14 7 -0.021 0.70 0.015 -0.036 -0.7 1 1 SH
Jim Eisenreich LF 4 1 1 2 0 1 .203 .489 15 9 0.061 1.12 0.135 -0.075 0.8 2 0 HR
Jamie Quirk C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .739 8 6 -0.063 0.83 0.000 -0.063 -0.6 6 0
   Kurt Stillwell PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .251 .723 3 3 -0.024 0.97 0.000 -0.024 -0.2
   Brad Wellman SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .546 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Bill Pecota SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 .209 .530 10 6 0.010 0.60 0.033 -0.023 -0.0 1 2
   Pat Tabler PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .694 4 2 -0.013 0.51 0.000 -0.013 -0.1
   Larry Owen C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .507 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bret Saberhagen P 0 3
   Jeff Montgomery P 0 0
   Jerry Don Gleaton P 0 0
   Steve Farr P 1 0
Team Totals 36 6 11 5 4 4 .306 .819 150 91 0.225 1.12 0.979 -0.756 1.5 24 9
2B: B Buckner (12, off F Toliver); G Brett (37, off F Toliver).
HR: J Eisenreich (1, off J Berenguer; 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep CF-RF).
SH: F White (6, off J Berenguer).
TB: J Eisenreich 4; B Buckner 3; G Brett 3; K Seitzer 2; W Wilson 2; B Pecota; D Tartabull.
GIDP: K Seitzer (14).
RBI: J Eisenreich 2 (15); K Seitzer (51); D Tartabull (82); B Buckner (36).
2-out RBI: B Buckner.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (31, 2nd base off J Berenguer/T Laudner).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dan Gladden LF 5 2 2 1 0 1 .273 .738 14 9 0.155 1.01 0.233 -0.078 1.0 3 0 HR
Tom Herr 2B 4 1 1 1 1 0 .250 .647 26 13 0.056 0.93 0.102 -0.047 0.3 0 3
Kirby Puckett CF 5 1 3 1 0 0 .351 .921 10 6 0.247 1.11 0.269 -0.022 1.7 3 0 2B
Kent Hrbek 1B 5 0 1 2 0 1 .311 .921 14 11 0.137 1.31 0.222 -0.085 0.2 10 0 2B
Gene Larkin DH 3 1 1 0 0 0 .290 .795 10 6 0.052 1.47 0.124 -0.072 0.6 2B,HBP
Randy Bush RF 4 2 3 1 0 0 .261 .823 14 8 0.185 1.51 0.241 -0.056 1.6 2 0 HR
   John Moses RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .307 .789 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Tim Laudner C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .763 9 6 -0.202 1.55 0.000 -0.202 -1.9 5 0
Greg Gagne SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 .240 .694 18 13 -0.082 1.00 0.000 -0.082 -0.7 2 3
   Jim Dwyer PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 .236 .604 2 1 0.169 3.99 0.169 0.000 1.3
   Steve Lombardozzi 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .632 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Al Newman 3B-SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 .260 .607 18 12 0.006 0.79 0.055 -0.049 -0.1 1 2 SB
Freddie Toliver P 0 1
   Juan Berenguer P 0 0
   Mark Portugal P 0 0
   Dan Schatzeder P 0 0
   Jeff Reardon P 0 0
Team Totals 38 8 14 8 1 4 .368 1.005 135 85 0.723 1.25 1.415 -0.693 4.0 27 9
2B: K Puckett (33, off J Montgomery); G Larkin (27, off B Saberhagen); K Hrbek (27, off J Gleaton).
HR: R Bush (14, off B Saberhagen; 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF); D Gladden (10, off B Saberhagen; 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF).
HBP: G Larkin (15, by J Gleaton).
TB: R Bush 6; D Gladden 5; K Puckett 4; A Newman 2; K Hrbek 2; G Larkin 2; J Dwyer; T Herr.
RBI: J Dwyer 2 (5); K Hrbek 2 (75); D Gladden (56); K Puckett (100); R Bush (47); T Herr (18).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Toliver-G Gagne-K Hrbek.
Baserunning
SB: A Newman (10, 2nd base off B Saberhagen/J Quirk).

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
Bret Saberhagen 6 10 5 5 1 3 2 3.81 29 103 65 41 9 15 12 13 5 0 34 -0.125 1.07 -1.0
Jeff Montgomery 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2.95 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 -0.219 3.01 -1.5
Jerry Don Gleaton, BS (1), L (0-3) 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 3.45 3 6 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 -0.351 2.53 -2.4
Steve Farr 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.11 7 24 16 11 1 4 2 4 1 0 3 2 -0.027 1.22 0.8
Team Totals 8 14 8 8 1 4 2 9.00 40 135 85 56 10 19 15 19 7 0 34 7 5 -0.722 1.25 -4.0
B Saberhagen faced 3 batters in the 7th inning.
J Montgomery faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
J Gleaton faced 3 batters in the 7th inning.

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
Freddie Toliver 5 7 4 4 2 2 0 4.27 23 95 61 40 7 14 13 6 3 0 37 -0.223 1.11 -1.1
Juan Berenguer 1 1 2 2 2 0 1 4.40 6 19 6 4 2 0 1 3 0 0 1 1 -0.145 0.68 -1.9
Mark Portugal, W (2-2) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.56 4 13 10 8 0 2 0 3 2 0 2 1 -0.002 0.62 0.5
Dan Schatzeder, H (2) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 8.05 3 9 6 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.074 0.98 0.5
Jeff Reardon, S (35) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.80 5 14 8 5 0 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0.073 2.27 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 6 6 4 4 1 6.00 41 150 91 61 10 20 17 16 5 0 37 3 2 -0.223 1.12 -1.5
F Toliver faced 3 batters in the 6th inning.
J Berenguer faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: F Toliver (1).
WP: B Saberhagen (6); F Toliver (9).
HBP: J Gleaton (3; G Larkin).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Palermo, 1B - Larry Young, 2B - Dan Morrison, 3B - Dave Phillips.
Time of Game: 3:11.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: Wind 0mph, 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 Gene Larkin DH
6 Frank White 2B 6 Randy Bush RF
7 Jim Eisenreich LF 7 Tim Laudner C
8 Jamie Quirk C 8 Greg Gagne SS
9 Bill Pecota SS 9 Al Newman 3B
Bret Saberhagen P Freddie Toliver P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 4-6 0 -23 4,(2-1)  RR MIN K. Hrbek J. Gleaton 22% 70% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); Herr Scores; Puckett Scores
b7 3-6 0 12- 2,(1-0)  R MIN K. Puckett J. Montgomery 22% 47% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Gladden Scores; Herr to 3B
t6 2-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  R KCR B. Buckner F. Toliver -18% 27% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Tartabull Scores/No RBI
b7 6-6 1 123 2,(1-0)  RR MIN J. Dwyer S. Farr 17% 91% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Larkin Scores; Bush Scores; Laudner to 2B
b5 1-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R MIN D. Gladden B. Saberhagen 15% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)

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' Freddie Toliver facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR W. Wilson F. Toliver -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR K. Seitzer F. Toliver -2% 44% Wild Pitch; Wilson to 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- 4,(2-2)  KCR K. Seitzer F. Toliver -3% 41% Balk; Wilson to 3B
t1 0-0 0 --3 5,(2-2)  RO KCR K. Seitzer F. Toliver 1% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wilson Scores
t1 1-0 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR G. Brett F. Toliver 1% 44% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
t1 1-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. Tartabull F. Toliver 1% 44% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN D. Gladden B. Saberhagen -2% 42% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN T. Herr B. Saberhagen 3% 45% Walk
b1 0-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN K. Puckett B. Saberhagen 4% 49% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Herr to 2B
b1 0-1 1 12- 5,(1-2)  O MIN K. Hrbek B. Saberhagen -5% 44% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN G. Larkin B. Saberhagen -4% 39% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Freddie Toliver facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR B. Buckner F. Toliver 2% 42% Lineout: SS (Deep SS)
t2 1-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR F. White F. Toliver 1% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Eisenreich F. Toliver 1% 44% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 6-7-8
b2 0-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R MIN R. Bush B. Saberhagen 11% 55% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b2 1-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN T. Laudner B. Saberhagen -2% 53% Foul Flyball: LF (Deep LF Foul)
b2 1-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIN G. Gagne B. Saberhagen -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN A. Newman B. Saberhagen 1% 52% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b2 1-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN D. Gladden B. Saberhagen 1% 53% Newman Steals 2B
b2 1-1 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O MIN D. Gladden B. Saberhagen -3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Freddie Toliver facing 8-9-1
t3 1-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Quirk F. Toliver 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Pecota F. Toliver 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR W. Wilson F. Toliver -1% 53% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t3 1-1 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  KCR K. Seitzer F. Toliver -3% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Wilson to 3B
t3 1-1 2 1-3 7,(2-2)  O KCR G. Brett F. Toliver 6% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 2-3-4
b3 1-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN T. Herr B. Saberhagen -3% 53% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b3 1-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN K. Puckett B. Saberhagen -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b3 1-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN K. Hrbek B. Saberhagen -1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Freddie Toliver facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull F. Toliver 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Buckner F. Toliver 2% 55% Popfly: 3B (Deep SS)
t4 1-1 2 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR F. White F. Toliver -2% 53% Walk
t4 1-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Eisenreich F. Toliver 3% 56% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
b4 1-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIN G. Larkin B. Saberhagen -3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN R. Bush B. Saberhagen 3% 56% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 1-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Laudner B. Saberhagen -2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B; Bush to 2B
b4 1-1 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O MIN G. Gagne B. Saberhagen -4% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Freddie Toliver facing 8-9-1
t5 1-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Quirk F. Toliver 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t5 1-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR B. Pecota F. Toliver -3% 50% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t5 1-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR W. Wilson F. Toliver -5% 45% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Pecota to 2B
t5 1-1 1 12- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR K. Seitzer F. Toliver 12% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
b5 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN A. Newman B. Saberhagen -3% 54% Groundout: P-1B
b5 1-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R MIN D. Gladden B. Saberhagen 15% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b5 2-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN T. Herr B. Saberhagen -2% 67% Lineout: 3B
b5 2-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN K. Puckett B. Saberhagen 1% 69% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b5 2-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIN K. Hrbek B. Saberhagen -2% 66% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Freddie Toliver facing 3-4-5
t6 1-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR G. Brett F. Toliver -10% 56% Double to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 1-2 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  R KCR D. Tartabull F. Toliver -12% 45% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Brett Scores
t6 2-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  R KCR B. Buckner F. Toliver -18% 27% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Tartabull Scores/No RBI
Juan Berenguer replaces Freddie Toliver pitching
t6 3-2 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR F. White J. Berenguer 1% 28% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Buckner to 3B
t6 3-2 1 --3 4,(2-1)  RR KCR J. Eisenreich J. Berenguer -14% 14% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Buckner Scores
t6 5-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Quirk J. Berenguer 1% 15% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t6 5-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR B. Pecota J. Berenguer 1% 16% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
b6 2-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN G. Larkin B. Saberhagen 7% 22% Double to RF (Line Drive to SS-2B)
b6 2-5 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  MIN R. Bush B. Saberhagen 3% 25% Wild Pitch; Larkin to 3B
b6 2-5 0 --3 3,(1-1)  O MIN R. Bush B. Saberhagen -6% 20% Foul Popfly: 2B (1B Foul)
b6 2-5 1 --3 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Laudner B. Saberhagen -7% 13% Fielder's Choice 3B; Larkin out at Hm/3B-C; Laudner to 1B
b6 2-5 2 1-- 10,(3-2)  O MIN G. Gagne B. Saberhagen -2% 10% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Twins' Juan Berenguer facing 1-2-3
t7 5-2 0 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR W. Wilson J. Berenguer -1% 9% Walk
t7 5-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR K. Seitzer J. Berenguer -1% 8% Wilson Steals 2B
t7 5-2 0 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR K. Seitzer J. Berenguer -1% 7% Walk
Mark Portugal replaces Juan Berenguer pitching
t7 5-2 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR G. Brett M. Portugal 2% 9% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
t7 5-2 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull M. Portugal 2% 11% Strikeout Looking
t7 5-2 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R KCR B. Buckner M. Portugal -5% 6% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Wilson Scores; Seitzer to 3B
t7 6-2 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O KCR F. White M. Portugal 1% 7% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
b7 2-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  MIN A. Newman B. Saberhagen 3% 10% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b7 2-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN D. Gladden B. Saberhagen 8% 18% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Newman to 3B
b7 2-6 0 1-3 4,(2-1)  R MIN T. Herr B. Saberhagen 8% 26% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Newman Scores; Gladden to 2B
Jeff Montgomery replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
Bo Jackson replaces Danny Tartabull playing RF batting 4th
b7 3-6 0 12- 2,(1-0)  R MIN K. Puckett J. Montgomery 22% 47% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Gladden Scores; Herr to 3B
Jerry Don Gleaton replaces Jeff Montgomery pitching
b7 4-6 0 -23 4,(2-1)  RR MIN K. Hrbek J. Gleaton 22% 70% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); Herr Scores; Puckett Scores
b7 6-6 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  MIN G. Larkin J. Gleaton 3% 73% Hit By Pitch
b7 6-6 0 12- 1,(0-0)  MIN R. Bush J. Gleaton 10% 83% Single to P (Bunt to Weak 3B); Hrbek to 3B; Larkin to 2B
Steve Farr replaces Jerry Don Gleaton pitching
b7 6-6 0 123 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Laudner S. Farr -9% 74% Groundout: 2B-C/Forceout at Hm; Larkin to 3B; Bush to 2B
Jim Dwyer pinch hits for Greg Gagne (SS) batting 8th
b7 6-6 1 123 2,(1-0)  RR MIN J. Dwyer S. Farr 17% 91% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Larkin Scores; Bush Scores; Laudner to 2B
b7 8-6 1 12- 7,(2-2)  O MIN A. Newman S. Farr -2% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b7 8-6 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN D. Gladden S. Farr -2% 87% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
6 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 8.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 6-8, Twins' Dan Schatzeder facing 7-8-9
Dan Schatzeder replaces Mark Portugal pitching
Steve Lombardozzi replaces Jim Dwyer (PH) playing 3B batting 8th
Al Newman moves from 3B to SS
John Moses replaces Randy Bush playing RF batting 6th
t8 6-8 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Eisenreich D. Schatzeder 4% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
Kurt Stillwell pinch hits for Jamie Quirk (C) batting 8th
t8 6-8 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell D. Schatzeder 2% 93% Strikeout Swinging
Pat Tabler pinch hits for Bill Pecota (SS) batting 9th
t8 6-8 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR P. Tabler D. Schatzeder 1% 94% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 8-6, Royals' Steve Farr facing 2-3-4
Larry Owen replaces Pat Tabler (PH) playing C batting 9th
Brad Wellman replaces Kurt Stillwell (PH) playing SS batting 8th
b8 8-6 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN T. Herr S. Farr -1% 93% Groundout: 1B-P
b8 8-6 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN K. Puckett S. Farr -0% 93% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b8 8-6 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN K. Hrbek S. Farr -0% 93% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 8.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 6-8, Twins' Jeff Reardon facing 1-2-3
Jeff Reardon replaces Dan Schatzeder pitching
t9 6-8 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR W. Wilson J. Reardon 4% 96% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t9 6-8 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR K. Seitzer J. Reardon -5% 92% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t9 6-8 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  KCR G. Brett J. Reardon -9% 82% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Seitzer to 3B
t9 6-8 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Jackson J. Reardon 10% 92% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t9 6-8 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Buckner J. Reardon 8% 100% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Twins 8.

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