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1
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9
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10
5
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5
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8
7
Sunday, April 5, 1998, 1:05
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 10,851, Time of Game: 3:05
Royals
1
3-3
 Lost 1 
2nd, 2½ GB
at Twins
10
2-3
 Won 1 
3rd, 3 GB
W: Eric Milton (1-0)
L: Tim Belcher (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  7  2
Twins           0  0  0   1  0  1   1  7  X   10 14  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Damon CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .346 .875 16 11 -0.078 1.06 0.034 -0.112 -0.3 3 0 HBP
Jose Offerman 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .385 .946 12 8 -0.079 1.20 0.014 -0.093 -0.6 2 1
   Jed Hansen PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 4 4 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.3
Jeff King 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 .316 .855 15 9 -0.021 1.01 0.047 -0.068 -0.3 6 2
Dean Palmer 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .458 1.313 17 10 -0.124 1.48 0.010 -0.134 -0.9 0 0
Joe Vitiello DH 2 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .393 6 2 -0.030 1.23 0.041 -0.071 -0.5
   Terry Pendleton PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .632 6 4 -0.041 1.53 0.000 -0.041 -0.3
Hal Morris LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .513 13 9 -0.120 1.17 0.000 -0.120 -1.0 3 0
Ernie Young RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 .231 .462 16 11 0.014 0.77 0.047 -0.033 0.0 2 0
Mike Macfarlane C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .182 10 9 -0.112 1.01 0.000 -0.112 -1.1 5 1
Shane Halter SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 .333 1.000 13 10 0.145 0.91 0.172 -0.026 0.9 3 5 HR
Tim Belcher P 0 1
   Scott Service P 0 0
   Matt Whisenant P 0 0
   Jim Pittsley P 0 0
Team Totals 34 1 7 1 3 5 .206 .584 128 87 -0.446 1.07 0.365 -0.810 -4.1 24 10
HR: S Halter (1, off G Swindell; 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
HBP: J Damon (1, by F Rodriguez).
TB: S Halter 5; E Young 2; J King; J Damon; J Offerman.
RBI: S Halter (1).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. S Halter-J Offerman-J King; J King-S Halter-J King.
E: J Offerman (2); D Palmer (2).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Matt Lawton CF 2 2 1 0 3 0 .091 .557 22 8 0.069 0.88 0.117 -0.048 1.3 4 0 2B
Alex Ochoa RF 5 1 1 1 0 1 .364 .909 26 16 -0.205 1.22 0.002 -0.207 -1.3 0 0 GDP
Paul Molitor DH 5 2 3 0 0 0 .286 .747 11 8 -0.014 0.94 0.059 -0.074 0.6
Marty Cordova LF 2 1 0 1 2 0 .214 .833 21 9 0.080 1.07 0.117 -0.036 2.0 6 0 HBP
Orlando Merced 1B 4 0 2 3 1 0 .250 .583 18 10 0.120 1.31 0.219 -0.099 0.7 6 1 CS
Ron Coomer 3B 5 1 2 1 0 1 .235 .529 27 18 -0.020 0.83 0.072 -0.092 -0.0 0 3
Todd Walker 2B 2 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .675 11 7 -0.071 1.42 0.022 -0.094 -1.0 3 0 SF,GDP
   Denny Hocking 2B 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 6 1 0.014 0.20 0.014 0.000 0.2 0 0
Terry Steinbach C 4 1 2 0 0 1 .300 .717 11 9 0.020 0.72 0.063 -0.042 1.4 7 0
Pat Meares SS 4 1 3 2 0 1 .368 .771 15 9 0.062 0.77 0.083 -0.022 1.5 0 2
Eric Milton P 1 0
   Greg Swindell P 0 0
   Mike Trombley P 0 0
   Frankie Rodriguez P 0 0
Team Totals 34 10 14 9 7 4 .412 .953 168 95 0.055 0.98 0.768 -0.714 5.4 27 6
2B: M Lawton (1, off T Belcher).
SF: T Walker (1, off T Belcher).
HBP: M Cordova (1, by J Pittsley).
TB: P Meares 3; P Molitor 3; T Steinbach 2; R Coomer 2; O Merced 2; M Lawton 2; A Ochoa.
GIDP: T Walker (1); A Ochoa (1).
RBI: O Merced 3 (4); P Meares 2 (3); T Walker (2); A Ochoa (2); R Coomer (2); M Cordova (2).
2-out RBI: O Merced.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 6 for 18.
Baserunning
CS: O Merced (1, 2nd base by T Belcher/M Macfarlane).

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
Tim Belcher, L (1-1) 6 7 2 1 3 3 0 0.69 26 107 62 49 6 7 7 13 4 0 52 0.082 1.28 1.4
Scott Service 0.2 1 1 1 2 1 0 3.38 5 22 11 5 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.014 0.96 -0.2
Matt Whisenant 0.1 5 6 6 2 0 0 16.20 7 27 13 11 0 2 3 2 2 0 3 1 -0.121 0.55 -5.2
Jim Pittsley 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 3.00 5 12 9 6 1 2 3 1 0 0 2 2 -0.001 0.01 -1.4
Team Totals 8 14 10 9 7 4 0 10.12 43 168 95 71 8 16 14 17 6 0 52 5 3 -0.054 0.98 -5.4
M Whisenant faced 6 batters in the 8th 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
Eric Milton, W (1-0) 6 6 0 0 2 1 0 0.00 26 88 60 42 7 11 8 15 5 0 59 0.383 1.18 3.4
Greg Swindell, H (1) 0.2 1 1 1 1 1 1 4.91 4 13 8 4 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 -0.068 1.30 -0.7
Mike Trombley, H (1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 4 16 10 4 4 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.131 1.19 0.8
Frankie Rodriguez 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 20.25 4 11 9 5 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.6
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 3 5 1 1.00 38 128 87 55 13 19 9 20 6 0 59 1 0 0.446 1.07 4.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Pittsley (1; M Cordova); F Rodriguez (1; J Damon).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Rick Reed, 2B - Tim Tschida, 3B - Brian O'Nora.
Time of Game: 3:05.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 Johnny Damon CF 1 Matt Lawton CF
2 Jose Offerman 2B 2 Alex Ochoa RF
3 Jeff King 1B 3 Paul Molitor DH
4 Dean Palmer 3B 4 Marty Cordova LF
5 Joe Vitiello DH 5 Orlando Merced 1B
6 Hal Morris LF 6 Ron Coomer 3B
7 Ernie Young RF 7 Todd Walker 2B
8 Mike Macfarlane C 8 Terry Steinbach C
9 Shane Halter SS 9 Pat Meares SS
Tim Belcher P Eric Milton P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-0 0 12- 6,(3-2)  R MIN O. Merced T. Belcher 13% 79% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Molitor Scores; Cordova to 3B
t7 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R KCR S. Halter G. Swindell -12% 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b3 0-0 1 12- 8,(2-2)  OO MIN A. Ochoa T. Belcher -10% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t6 0-1 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Macfarlane E. Milton 7% 73% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b4 1-0 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  O MIN R. Coomer T. Belcher -7% 72% Merced Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)

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' Eric Milton facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR J. Damon E. Milton -3% 47% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman E. Milton 2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Damon to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. King E. Milton 3% 52% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 2 -2- 9,(3-2)  KCR D. Palmer E. Milton -1% 51% Walk
t1 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Vitiello E. Milton 4% 55% Foul Popfly: C (1B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN M. Lawton T. Belcher 6% 61% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O MIN A. Ochoa T. Belcher -4% 57% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O MIN P. Molitor T. Belcher -3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B; Lawton to 3B
b1 0-0 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O MIN M. Cordova T. Belcher -4% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Eric Milton facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR H. Morris E. Milton 2% 52% Lineout: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR E. Young E. Milton 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-0 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane E. Milton 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  MIN O. Merced T. Belcher 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  O MIN R. Coomer T. Belcher -3% 56% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO MIN T. Walker T. Belcher -6% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Eric Milton facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR S. Halter E. Milton 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Damon E. Milton 2% 55% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t3 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Offerman E. Milton -1% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t3 0-0 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  KCR J. King E. Milton -2% 51% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Offerman to 2B
t3 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. Palmer E. Milton 5% 56% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN T. Steinbach T. Belcher -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  MIN P. Meares T. Belcher 3% 56% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b3 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN M. Lawton T. Belcher 4% 60% Walk; Meares to 2B
b3 0-0 1 12- 8,(2-2)  OO MIN A. Ochoa T. Belcher -10% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Eric Milton facing 5-6-7
t4 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Vitiello E. Milton 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t4 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR H. Morris E. Milton 2% 55% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t4 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR E. Young E. Milton -2% 53% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Macfarlane E. Milton 3% 56% Popfly: 1B (Short 1B Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN P. Molitor T. Belcher 4% 60% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
b4 0-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN M. Cordova T. Belcher 6% 67% Walk; Molitor to 2B
b4 0-0 0 12- 6,(3-2)  R MIN O. Merced T. Belcher 13% 79% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Molitor Scores; Cordova to 3B
b4 1-0 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  O MIN R. Coomer T. Belcher -7% 72% Merced Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b4 1-0 1 --3 6,(2-2)  O MIN R. Coomer T. Belcher -6% 67% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b4 1-0 2 --3 3,(2-0)  O MIN T. Walker T. Belcher -4% 63% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Eric Milton facing 9-1-2
t5 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR S. Halter E. Milton -5% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole)
t5 0-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Damon E. Milton 5% 63% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-1 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O KCR J. Offerman E. Milton 4% 67% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t5 0-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. King E. Milton 3% 70% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 8-9-1
b5 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  MIN T. Steinbach T. Belcher 3% 73% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b5 1-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  MIN P. Meares T. Belcher 5% 78% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Steinbach to 2B
b5 1-0 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O MIN M. Lawton T. Belcher -5% 74% Flyball: LF
b5 1-0 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O MIN A. Ochoa T. Belcher -4% 69% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Molitor T. Belcher -4% 65% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Eric Milton facing 4-5-6
t6 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. Palmer E. Milton 4% 69% Popfly: 2B
t6 0-1 1 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Vitiello E. Milton -4% 65% Walk
t6 0-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR H. Morris E. Milton 5% 69% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
t6 0-1 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  KCR E. Young E. Milton -3% 66% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Vitiello to 2B
t6 0-1 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Macfarlane E. Milton 7% 73% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 4-5-6
b6 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN M. Cordova T. Belcher 3% 77% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b6 1-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O MIN O. Merced T. Belcher -3% 73% Popfly: SS
b6 1-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  MIN R. Coomer T. Belcher 6% 79% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Cordova to 3B
b6 1-0 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  RO MIN T. Walker T. Belcher 2% 82% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Cordova Scores/unER
b6 2-0 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach T. Belcher -2% 80% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Greg Swindell facing 9-1-2
Greg Swindell replaces Eric Milton pitching
t7 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R KCR S. Halter G. Swindell -12% 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t7 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Damon G. Swindell 5% 73% Flyball: LF
t7 1-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Offerman G. Swindell 3% 76% Strikeout Looking
t7 1-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. King G. Swindell -3% 73% Walk
Mike Trombley replaces Greg Swindell pitching
t7 1-2 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. Palmer M. Trombley 5% 78% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Scott Service facing 9-1-2
Scott Service replaces Tim Belcher pitching
b7 2-1 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O MIN P. Meares S. Service -2% 76% Strikeout Looking
b7 2-1 1 --- 4,(3-0)  MIN M. Lawton S. Service 2% 78% Walk
b7 2-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN A. Ochoa S. Service -3% 75% Popfly: SS (Weak SS-2B)
b7 2-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN P. Molitor S. Service 2% 77% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Lawton to 2B
b7 2-1 2 12- 7,(3-2)  MIN M. Cordova S. Service 2% 79% Walk; Lawton to 3B; Molitor to 2B
Matt Whisenant replaces Scott Service pitching
b7 2-1 2 123 2,(1-0)  RO MIN O. Merced M. Whisenant 6% 85% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Lawton Scores; Molitor out at Hm/SS-1B-C; Cordova to 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Twins' Mike Trombley facing 5-6-7
Denny Hocking replaces Todd Walker playing 2B batting 7th
Terry Pendleton pinch hits for Joe Vitiello (DH) batting 5th
t8 1-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR T. Pendleton M. Trombley 4% 89% Strikeout Swinging
t8 1-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR H. Morris M. Trombley 3% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 1-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR E. Young M. Trombley 2% 93% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Matt Whisenant facing 6-7-8
b8 3-1 0 --- 7,(2-2)  MIN R. Coomer M. Whisenant 1% 94% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b8 3-1 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  MIN D. Hocking M. Whisenant 1% 96% Walk; Coomer to 2B
b8 3-1 0 12- 3,(0-2)  R MIN T. Steinbach M. Whisenant 3% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Coomer Scores/Adv on E4/No RBI; Hocking to 3B; Steinbach to 2B
b8 4-1 0 -23 2,(1-0)  RR MIN P. Meares M. Whisenant 1% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive); Hocking Scores; Steinbach Scores
b8 6-1 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  MIN M. Lawton M. Whisenant 0% 100% Walk; Meares to 2B
b8 6-1 0 12- 4,(2-1)  R MIN A. Ochoa M. Whisenant 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Meares Scores; Lawton to 2B
Jim Pittsley replaces Matt Whisenant pitching
b8 7-1 0 12- 4,(1-2)  MIN P. Molitor J. Pittsley 0% 100% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Lawton to 3B; Ochoa to 2B
b8 7-1 0 123 1,(0-0)  R MIN M. Cordova J. Pittsley 0% 100% Hit By Pitch; Lawton Scores; Ochoa to 3B; Molitor to 2B
b8 8-1 0 123 3,(0-2)  RO MIN O. Merced J. Pittsley 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B); Ochoa Scores; Molitor to 3B; Cordova to 2B
b8 9-1 1 -23 2,(0-1)  RO MIN R. Coomer J. Pittsley 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole); Molitor Scores; Cordova to 3B
b8 10-1 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O MIN D. Hocking J. Pittsley 0% 100% Flyball: LF
7 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 10.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-10, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 8-9-1
Frankie Rodriguez replaces Mike Trombley pitching
t9 1-10 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Macfarlane F. Rodriguez 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 1-10 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR S. Halter F. Rodriguez 0% 100% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
t9 1-10 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR J. Damon F. Rodriguez 0% 100% Hit By Pitch
Jed Hansen pinch hits for Jose Offerman (2B) batting 2nd
t9 1-10 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O KCR J. Hansen F. Rodriguez 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 10.

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  • 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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