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Scores
Standings
BOS
@CAL
2
7
CHW
@DET
7
9
KCR
@MIN
8
1
NYY
@OAK
3
2
MIL
@SEA
5
6
CLE
@TOR
6
7
ATL
@CHC
3
4
PIT
@CIN
5
0
STL
@HOU
7
8
 
(11)
SDP
@MON
5
2
SFG
@PHI
13
5
Tuesday, May 16, 1989, 7:05
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 20,657, Time of Game: 2:31
Royals
8
25-13
 Won 5 
1st
at Twins
1
16-20
 Lost 2 
6th, 8 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  3  0   0  0  1   0  3  0    8 12  0
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  6  1

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 0 1 0 0 1 5 .186 .265 .245 .510 23 16 -0.032 0.34 0.011 -0.043 -1.2 1 0 GDP
Kevin Seitzer 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .300 .364 .387 .750 20 13 -0.011 0.32 0.016 -0.027 -0.4 0 1
   Rey Palacios 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Jim Eisenreich DH 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .292 .343 .449 .793 13 7 -0.022 0.48 0.024 -0.046 -0.6 SB,GDP
   Pat Tabler PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .283 .327 .303 .630 4 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2
Danny Tartabull RF 4 0 2 1 1 0 5 .297 .403 .422 .824 22 12 0.112 0.34 0.114 -0.002 1.1 3 0 SB
Bill Buckner 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .192 .204 .231 .434 16 13 -0.049 0.36 0.000 -0.049 -1.3 11 3
Bo Jackson LF 4 3 2 1 0 0 4 .263 .299 .555 .853 13 8 0.134 0.69 0.147 -0.012 2.7 2 0 HR,2B,SB
Bob Boone C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .228 .316 .287 .603 11 5 0.046 0.49 0.065 -0.019 0.3 3 1 SB
Frank White 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .229 .281 .294 .575 10 7 -0.064 0.53 0.005 -0.069 -0.7 0 6
   Brad Wellman PR-2B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .293 .256 .549 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Kurt Stillwell SS 4 2 3 4 0 0 4 .268 .308 .402 .710 15 9 0.125 0.37 0.132 -0.007 3.5 4 1 2·HR
Mark Gubicza P 3 1
   Jerry Don Gleaton P 0 0
Team Totals 38 8 12 7 3 4 41 .316 .366 .579 .945 147 93 0.239 0.42 0.514 -0.274 3.4 27 15
2B: B Jackson (6, off F Oliveras).
HR: K Stillwell 2 (3, 1 off F Oliveras, 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep RF, 1 off S Shields, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep RF); B Jackson (10, off F Oliveras, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF Line).
TB: K Stillwell 9; B Jackson 6; D Tartabull 2; K Seitzer; W Wilson; F White; J Eisenreich; B Boone.
GIDP: W Wilson (2); J Eisenreich (2).
RBI: K Stillwell 4 (13); D Tartabull (17); F White (10); B Jackson (23).
2-out RBI: D Tartabull.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Baserunning
SB: J Eisenreich (7, 2nd base off F Oliveras/T Laudner); B Boone (2, 2nd base off F Oliveras/T Laudner); B Jackson (13, Home off F Oliveras/T Laudner); D Tartabull (3, 2nd base off F Oliveras/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 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .273 .298 .348 .646 10 5 -0.060 0.74 0.038 -0.098 -0.6 2 0 CS,SF
Randy Bush RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .341 .431 .772 10 6 0.004 0.49 0.034 -0.030 -0.1 3 0
Kirby Puckett CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .331 .373 .535 .908 11 10 -0.051 0.53 0.000 -0.051 -0.9 0 0
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .285 .306 .445 .751 7 6 0.012 0.48 0.035 -0.023 0.5 0 3 2B
Jim Dwyer DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .226 .314 .323 .637 10 5 -0.061 0.92 0.000 -0.061 -0.8
   Carmelo Castillo PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .367 .407 .612 1.020 1 1 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.3
Gene Larkin 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .242 .343 .350 .693 14 9 -0.055 0.49 0.000 -0.055 -1.2 15 0
Tim Laudner C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .214 .273 .386 .658 9 7 -0.043 0.55 0.000 -0.043 -0.6 3 0
   Orlando Mercado C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Greg Gagne SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .264 .293 .373 .666 9 7 -0.023 0.36 0.002 -0.026 0.3 2 6 2B
Al Newman 2B 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .215 .282 .246 .528 7 3 0.018 0.23 0.021 -0.002 0.1 1 3
   Doug Baker 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Francisco Oliveras P 0 1
   Steve Shields P 0 0
   Gary Wayne P 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 6 1 1 3 33 .194 .212 .258 .470 88 59 -0.260 0.53 0.130 -0.390 -3.6 27 14
2B: G Gagne (7, off M Gubicza); G Gaetti (5, off J Gleaton).
SF: D Gladden (3, off M Gubicza).
TB: G Gaetti 3; G Gagne 2; A Newman; D Gladden; R Bush.
RBI: D Gladden (12).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. F Oliveras-A Newman-G Larkin; A Newman-G Gagne-G Larkin.
E: D Gladden (3).
Baserunning
CS: D Gladden (2, 2nd base by M Gubicza/B Boone).

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
Mark Gubicza, W (3-3) 8 5 1 1 1 3 0 2.77 29 76 51 36 7 8 17 8 4 0 70 0.259 0.59 3.1
Jerry Don Gleaton 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.75 4 12 8 7 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 1 3 0 1.00 33 88 59 43 7 9 19 10 5 0 70 0 0 0.260 0.53 3.6

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
Francisco Oliveras, L (0-2) 5.1 9 5 5 2 2 2 4.76 26 99 59 39 7 13 8 14 5 0 30 -0.241 0.59 -2.4
Steve Shields 2.2 3 3 2 1 1 1 10.80 12 37 25 15 5 5 7 3 1 0 1 0 0.001 0.12 -1.4
Gary Wayne 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.31 3 11 9 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 8 7 3 4 3 7.00 41 147 93 58 15 20 17 17 6 0 30 1 0 -0.240 0.42 -3.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Durwood Merrill, 1B - Larry McCoy, 2B - Tim Tschida, 3B - Steve Palermo.
Time of Game: 2:31.
Attendance: 20,657.
Start Time Weather: In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Dan Gladden LF
2 Kevin Seitzer 3B 2 Randy Bush RF
3 Jim Eisenreich DH 3 Kirby Puckett CF
4 Danny Tartabull RF 4 Gary Gaetti 3B
5 Bill Buckner 1B 5 Jim Dwyer DH
6 Bo Jackson LF 6 Gene Larkin 1B
7 Bob Boone C 7 Tim Laudner C
8 Frank White 2B 8 Greg Gagne SS
9 Kurt Stillwell SS 9 Al Newman 2B
Mark Gubicza P Francisco Oliveras P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 2-0 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  RR KCR K. Stillwell F. Oliveras 12% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Boone Scores
t1 0-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R KCR D. Tartabull F. Oliveras 9% 57% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Eisenreich Scores
b1 0-1 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN R. Bush M. Gubicza 6% 58% Gladden Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t2 1-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  KCR B. Boone F. Oliveras 6% 72% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Jackson to 3B
t2 1-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR B. Jackson F. Oliveras 6% 66% Double to RF (Line Drive 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' Francisco Oliveras facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR W. Wilson F. Oliveras -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer F. Oliveras -2% 46% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Eisenreich F. Oliveras 1% 47% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  KCR D. Tartabull F. Oliveras 1% 48% Eisenreich Steals 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R KCR D. Tartabull F. Oliveras 9% 57% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Eisenreich Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- 8,(2-2)  O KCR B. Buckner F. Oliveras -2% 55% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN D. Gladden M. Gubicza -4% 51% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b1 0-1 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O MIN R. Bush M. Gubicza 6% 58% Gladden Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b1 0-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIN R. Bush M. Gubicza 2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN K. Puckett M. Gubicza 1% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Francisco Oliveras facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR B. Jackson F. Oliveras 6% 66% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t2 1-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  KCR B. Boone F. Oliveras 6% 72% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Jackson to 3B
t2 1-0 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  O KCR F. White F. Oliveras -5% 66% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t2 1-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R KCR K. Stillwell F. Oliveras 5% 71% Jackson Steals Hm; Boone Steals 2B
t2 2-0 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  RR KCR K. Stillwell F. Oliveras 12% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Boone Scores
t2 4-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR W. Wilson F. Oliveras 1% 84% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t2 4-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR K. Seitzer F. Oliveras 2% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Wilson to 2B
t2 4-0 1 12- 6,(2-2)  OO KCR J. Eisenreich F. Oliveras -4% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 4-5-6
b2 0-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN G. Gaetti M. Gubicza 2% 84% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b2 0-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Dwyer M. Gubicza 1% 85% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 0-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN G. Larkin M. Gubicza 1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Twins' Francisco Oliveras facing 4-5-6
t3 4-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR D. Tartabull F. Oliveras 2% 87% Walk
t3 4-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Buckner F. Oliveras -1% 86% Flyball: LF
t3 4-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Jackson F. Oliveras -1% 85% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
t3 4-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  KCR B. Boone F. Oliveras 0% 85% Tartabull Steals 2B
t3 4-0 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O KCR B. Boone F. Oliveras -2% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 7-8-9
b3 0-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Laudner M. Gubicza 2% 86% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN G. Gagne M. Gubicza 1% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN A. Newman M. Gubicza -1% 86% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b3 0-4 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O MIN D. Gladden M. Gubicza 2% 88% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Twins' Francisco Oliveras facing 8-9-1
t4 4-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR F. White F. Oliveras -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 4-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell F. Oliveras -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t4 4-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR W. Wilson F. Oliveras -0% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 2-3-4
b4 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN R. Bush M. Gubicza -3% 82% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 0-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN K. Puckett M. Gubicza 3% 85% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b4 0-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN G. Gaetti M. Gubicza -3% 82% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Puckett to 2B
b4 0-4 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O MIN J. Dwyer M. Gubicza 4% 86% Foul Flyball: 1B (1B-C Foul); Puckett to 3B
b4 0-4 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O MIN G. Larkin M. Gubicza 4% 90% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Twins' Francisco Oliveras facing 2-3-4
t5 4-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer F. Oliveras -1% 89% Lineout: 1B
t5 4-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Eisenreich F. Oliveras -1% 88% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t5 4-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR D. Tartabull F. Oliveras 0% 89% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t5 4-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Buckner F. Oliveras -1% 88% Popfly: SS (Deep 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 7-8-9
b5 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN T. Laudner M. Gubicza 2% 90% Flyball: RF
b5 0-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O MIN G. Gagne M. Gubicza 1% 91% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b5 0-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN A. Newman M. Gubicza -1% 90% Walk
b5 0-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN D. Gladden M. Gubicza 2% 92% Groundout: SS unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Twins' Francisco Oliveras facing 6-7-8
t6 4-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R KCR B. Jackson F. Oliveras 3% 95% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t6 5-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR B. Boone F. Oliveras 1% 96% Walk
t6 5-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR F. White F. Oliveras -1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
Steve Shields replaces Francisco Oliveras pitching
t6 5-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR K. Stillwell S. Shields 1% 96% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Boone to 2B
t6 5-0 1 12- 4,(2-1)  OO KCR W. Wilson S. Shields -2% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 2-3-4
b6 0-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN R. Bush M. Gubicza 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-5 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O MIN K. Puckett M. Gubicza 1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
b6 0-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN G. Gaetti M. Gubicza 0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Twins' Steve Shields facing 2-3-4
t7 5-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR K. Seitzer S. Shields -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 5-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Eisenreich S. Shields 0% 97% Walk
t7 5-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull S. Shields -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B); Eisenreich to 2B
t7 5-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Buckner S. Shields -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 5-6-7
b7 0-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN J. Dwyer M. Gubicza 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 0-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN G. Larkin M. Gubicza 1% 98% Groundout: 1B-P
b7 0-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Laudner M. Gubicza 0% 98% Groundout: SS unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 0.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Twins' Steve Shields facing 6-7-8
t8 5-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR B. Jackson S. Shields 1% 99% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Jackson to 3B
t8 5-0 0 --3 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Boone S. Shields -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t8 5-0 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R KCR F. White S. Shields 0% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Jackson Scores/unER
Brad Wellman pinch runs for Frank White (2B) batting 8th
t8 6-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  RR KCR K. Stillwell S. Shields 1% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Wellman Scores
t8 8-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR W. Wilson S. Shields -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 8-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer S. Shields -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-8, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 8-9-1
Brad Wellman moves from PR to 2B
Rey Palacios replaces Kevin Seitzer playing 3B batting 2nd
b8 0-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN G. Gagne M. Gubicza -0% 100% Double to RF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b8 0-8 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN A. Newman M. Gubicza 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P; Gagne to 3B
b8 0-8 1 --3 2,(1-0)  RO MIN D. Gladden M. Gubicza 0% 100% Lineout: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Gagne Scores
b8 1-8 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN R. Bush M. Gubicza 0% 100% Lineout: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 1.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-1, Twins' Gary Wayne facing 3-4-5
Gary Wayne replaces Steve Shields pitching
Orlando Mercado replaces Tim Laudner playing C batting 7th
Doug Baker replaces Al Newman playing 2B batting 9th
Pat Tabler pinch hits for Jim Eisenreich (DH) batting 3rd
t9 8-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR P. Tabler G. Wayne -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 8-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. Tartabull G. Wayne -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 8-1 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR B. Buckner G. Wayne -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-8, Royals' Jerry Don Gleaton facing 3-4-5
Jerry Don Gleaton replaces Mark Gubicza pitching
b9 1-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIN K. Puckett J. Gleaton 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b9 1-8 1 --- 1,(0-0)  MIN G. Gaetti J. Gleaton -0% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
Carmelo Castillo pinch hits for Jim Dwyer (DH) batting 5th
b9 1-8 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O MIN C. Castillo J. Gleaton 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B; Gaetti to 3B
b9 1-8 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O MIN G. Larkin J. Gleaton 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Twins 1.

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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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