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Wednesday, August 5, 1998, 7:05
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 9,545, Time of Game: 2:35
Royals
4
51-61
 Won 2 
3rd, 11½ GB
at Twins
3
51-60
 Lost 4 
2nd, 11 GB
W: Tim Belcher (11-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  3  0   0  0  1    4  7  2
Twins           0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  1    3  6  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-LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .270 .754 21 12 -0.052 0.88 0.027 -0.079 -0.6 1 0 2B
Hal Morris LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .319 .763 19 12 -0.051 0.90 0.028 -0.079 -0.4 3 0
   Jermaine Allensworth CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .756 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Jose Offerman 2B 4 1 2 1 0 1 .307 .834 13 9 0.035 0.76 0.094 -0.059 0.4 1 1 HR
Dean Palmer DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 .280 .860 16 10 -0.093 0.85 0.000 -0.093 -1.1
Terry Pendleton 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .269 .658 15 10 -0.057 0.70 0.009 -0.066 -0.4 2 2
   Luis Rivera PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .611 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jeff King 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .271 .783 16 11 -0.039 0.55 0.016 -0.055 -0.8 4 0 GDP
Larry Sutton RF 2 1 0 0 1 1 .239 .643 13 6 -0.016 0.84 0.025 -0.041 -0.2 3 1
Sal Fasano C 3 1 1 3 0 2 .213 .629 17 11 0.286 1.26 0.331 -0.045 2.2 7 2 HR
Mendy Lopez SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 .267 .643 12 9 -0.046 0.58 0.000 -0.046 -0.4 4 0
Tim Belcher P 0 1
   Scott Service P 0 0
   Jeff Montgomery P 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 7 4 1 10 .219 .680 142 90 -0.033 0.81 0.530 -0.563 -1.1 27 7
2B: J Damon (19, off F Rodriguez).
HR: J Offerman (5, off M Trombley; 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF Line); S Fasano (5, off F Rodriguez; 5th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep LF Line).
TB: J Offerman 5; S Fasano 4; J Damon 2; J King; H Morris; T Pendleton.
GIDP: J King (8).
RBI: S Fasano 3 (24); J Offerman (48).
2-out RBI: S Fasano 3.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 2. L Sutton-M Lopez; S Fasano-M Lopez.
E: J Damon (2); M Lopez (7).
Outfield Assists: L Sutton (C Latham at 2nd base).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chris Latham CF 3 0 0 0 2 1 .114 .358 25 11 -0.233 2.47 0.061 -0.294 -0.4 1 0
Brent Gates 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .239 .616 10 5 -0.073 1.54 0.038 -0.111 -0.3 2 5
Paul Molitor DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .660 13 8 -0.182 1.45 0.000 -0.182 -1.6
Matt Lawton RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .274 .850 21 11 -0.089 1.40 0.036 -0.125 -0.5 1 0
Ron Coomer 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .273 .710 11 6 0.023 1.47 0.138 -0.115 -0.2 2 1 CS
David Ortiz 1B 4 0 2 0 0 2 .269 .842 24 17 0.154 1.81 0.214 -0.060 0.8 6 1
   Denny Hocking PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .563 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Alex Ochoa LF 3 1 0 0 0 0 .247 .616 5 5 -0.069 1.46 0.027 -0.097 -0.5 3 1
   Todd Walker PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 .354 .923 6 3 -0.154 5.44 0.000 -0.154 -0.3 SF
Terry Steinbach C 4 1 2 2 0 1 .257 .778 15 11 0.115 2.24 0.280 -0.165 1.3 10 0 HR
Pat Meares SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 .255 .667 13 8 -0.023 1.82 0.113 -0.136 -0.5 1 1 CS
Frankie Rodriguez P 1 0
   Eddie Guardado P 0 0
   Mike Trombley P 0 0
Team Totals 31 3 6 3 5 7 .194 .588 143 85 -0.531 1.87 0.907 -1.439 -2.1 27 9
HR: T Steinbach (10, off T Belcher; 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
SF: T Walker (4, off J Montgomery).
TB: T Steinbach 5; D Ortiz 2; P Meares; R Coomer.
RBI: T Steinbach 2 (33); T Walker (42).
2-out RBI: T Steinbach 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Coomer-B Gates-D Ortiz.
Outfield Assists: A Ochoa (H Morris at 2nd base).
Baserunning
CS: P Meares (3, 2nd base by T Belcher/S Fasano); R Coomer (2, 2nd base by T Belcher/S Fasano).

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, W (11-9) 7 5 2 0 4 4 1 4.17 28 107 64 42 7 15 8 12 4 0 63 0.272 1.36 2.0
Scott Service, H (14) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.28 3 14 9 3 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.152 1.92 0.6
Jeff Montgomery, S (25) 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 5.08 6 22 12 7 1 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.107 4.41 -0.4
Team Totals 9 6 3 0 5 7 1 0.00 37 143 85 52 9 24 10 15 4 0 63 0 0 0.531 1.87 2.1

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
Frankie Rodriguez, L (1-1) 7.2 5 3 3 1 9 1 6.91 28 122 78 38 14 26 7 11 5 0 65 0.061 0.83 1.2
Eddie Guardado 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.30 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.042 1.41 0.4
Mike Trombley 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 3.21 4 18 11 3 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 -0.071 0.46 -0.4
Team Totals 9 7 4 4 1 10 2 4.00 33 142 90 42 18 30 9 13 5 0 65 1 0 0.032 0.81 1.1
Balks: None.
WP: T Belcher (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry McCoy, 1B - Chuck Meriwether, 2B - Mike Everitt, 3B - Jim Evans.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 Johnny Damon CF 1 Chris Latham CF
2 Hal Morris LF 2 Brent Gates 2B
3 Jose Offerman 2B 3 Paul Molitor DH
4 Dean Palmer DH 4 Matt Lawton RF
5 Terry Pendleton 3B 5 Ron Coomer 3B
6 Jeff King 1B 6 David Ortiz 1B
7 Larry Sutton RF 7 Alex Ochoa LF
8 Sal Fasano C 8 Terry Steinbach C
9 Mendy Lopez SS 9 Pat Meares SS
Tim Belcher P Frankie Rodriguez P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 0-2 2 12- 7,(3-2)  RRR KCR S. Fasano F. Rodriguez 33% 58% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); King Scores; Sutton Scores
b4 0-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  RR MIN T. Steinbach T. Belcher -21% 25% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Ochoa Scores/unER; Steinbach Scores/unER
b9 3-4 2 12- 3,(2-0)  O MIN C. Latham J. Montgomery 18% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 2-4 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN D. Ortiz J. Montgomery -18% 62% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Coomer to 3B
b9 2-4 0 1-3 6,(3-2)  RO MIN T. Walker J. Montgomery 15% 77% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Coomer Scores/unER

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' Frankie Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Damon F. Rodriguez -2% 48% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR H. Morris F. Rodriguez -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman F. Rodriguez -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 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 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN C. Latham T. Belcher -3% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O MIN B. Gates T. Belcher 2% 43% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B); Latham to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  OO MIN P. Molitor T. Belcher 7% 50% Line Drive Double Play: RF-SS (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Palmer F. Rodriguez -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR T. Pendleton F. Rodriguez -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t2 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. King F. Rodriguez -1% 45% Popfly: 3B
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 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIN M. Lawton T. Belcher -4% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O MIN R. Coomer T. Belcher 3% 44% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-0 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  MIN D. Ortiz T. Belcher -4% 41% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Coomer to 2B
b2 0-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O MIN A. Ochoa T. Belcher 5% 46% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B (Weak 3B); Ortiz to 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach T. Belcher 4% 50% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR L. Sutton F. Rodriguez -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t3 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR S. Fasano F. Rodriguez -2% 45% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Lopez F. Rodriguez -1% 44% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN P. Meares T. Belcher -4% 40% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b3 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O MIN C. Latham T. Belcher 6% 47% Meares Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b3 0-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  MIN C. Latham T. Belcher -3% 44% Walk
b3 0-0 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  MIN B. Gates T. Belcher -4% 40% Walk; Latham to 2B
b3 0-0 1 12- 3,(2-0)  O MIN P. Molitor T. Belcher 5% 45% Flyball: LF
b3 0-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O MIN M. Lawton T. Belcher 5% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Damon F. Rodriguez -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t4 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR H. Morris F. Rodriguez -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Offerman F. Rodriguez -1% 44% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 5-6-7
b4 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  MIN R. Coomer T. Belcher -4% 40% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b4 0-0 0 1-- 10,(3-2)  OO MIN D. Ortiz T. Belcher 9% 49% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Coomer Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b4 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN A. Ochoa T. Belcher -3% 46% Reached on E8 (Fly Ball); Ochoa to 2B
b4 0-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  RR MIN T. Steinbach T. Belcher -21% 25% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Ochoa Scores/unER; Steinbach Scores/unER
b4 2-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN P. Meares T. Belcher 1% 26% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 4-5-6
t5 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. Palmer F. Rodriguez -3% 23% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t5 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR T. Pendleton F. Rodriguez -2% 21% Lineout: LF (Short LF)
t5 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR J. King F. Rodriguez 2% 23% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t5 0-2 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  KCR L. Sutton F. Rodriguez 3% 25% Walk; King to 2B
t5 0-2 2 12- 7,(3-2)  RRR KCR S. Fasano F. Rodriguez 33% 58% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); King Scores; Sutton Scores
t5 3-2 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Lopez F. Rodriguez -1% 57% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 1-2-3
b5 2-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN C. Latham T. Belcher 4% 61% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN B. Gates T. Belcher 3% 63% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
b5 2-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN P. Molitor T. Belcher 2% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
t6 3-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Damon F. Rodriguez -3% 62% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
t6 3-2 1 --- 8,(3-2)  KCR H. Morris F. Rodriguez 3% 65% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t6 3-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Offerman F. Rodriguez -3% 62% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS); Morris out at 2B/LF-2B
t6 3-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR D. Palmer F. Rodriguez -3% 59% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 4-5-6
b6 2-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIN M. Lawton T. Belcher 4% 63% Popfly: 3B
b6 2-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIN R. Coomer T. Belcher 3% 66% Lineout: SS
b6 2-3 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O MIN D. Ortiz T. Belcher 2% 68% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 5-6-7
t7 3-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pendleton F. Rodriguez -3% 65% Strikeout Looking
t7 3-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. King F. Rodriguez -2% 63% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t7 3-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR L. Sutton F. Rodriguez -1% 62% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Tim Belcher facing 7-8-9
b7 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIN A. Ochoa T. Belcher 5% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 2-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  MIN T. Steinbach T. Belcher -5% 61% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b7 2-3 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O MIN P. Meares T. Belcher 6% 68% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  MIN C. Latham T. Belcher -2% 66% Wild Pitch; Steinbach to 2B
b7 2-3 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O MIN C. Latham T. Belcher 8% 73% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Twins' Frankie Rodriguez facing 8-9-1
t8 3-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR S. Fasano F. Rodriguez -3% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t8 3-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Lopez F. Rodriguez -2% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR J. Damon F. Rodriguez 3% 71% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
Eddie Guardado replaces Frankie Rodriguez pitching
t8 3-2 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR H. Morris E. Guardado -4% 67% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Scott Service facing 2-3-4
Scott Service replaces Tim Belcher pitching
Johnny Damon moves from CF to LF
Jermaine Allensworth replaces Hal Morris (LF) playing CF batting 2nd
b8 2-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIN B. Gates S. Service 7% 74% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b8 2-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIN P. Molitor S. Service 5% 79% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O MIN M. Lawton S. Service 4% 82% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Twins' Mike Trombley facing 3-4-5
Mike Trombley replaces Eddie Guardado pitching
t9 3-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  R KCR J. Offerman M. Trombley 9% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t9 4-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Palmer M. Trombley -1% 91% Strikeout Looking
t9 4-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR T. Pendleton M. Trombley 1% 92% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
Luis Rivera pinch runs for Terry Pendleton (3B) batting 5th
t9 4-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO KCR J. King M. Trombley -2% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Jeff Montgomery facing 5-6-7
Jeff Montgomery replaces Scott Service pitching
Luis Rivera moves from PR to 3B
b9 2-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  MIN R. Coomer J. Montgomery -10% 80% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b9 2-4 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  MIN D. Ortiz J. Montgomery -18% 62% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Coomer to 3B
Todd Walker pinch hits for Alex Ochoa (LF) batting 7th
Denny Hocking pinch runs for David Ortiz (1B) batting 6th
b9 2-4 0 1-3 6,(3-2)  RO MIN T. Walker J. Montgomery 15% 77% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Coomer Scores/unER
b9 3-4 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O MIN T. Steinbach J. Montgomery 12% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-4 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIN P. Meares J. Montgomery -7% 82% Walk; Hocking to 2B
b9 3-4 2 12- 3,(2-0)  O MIN C. Latham J. Montgomery 18% 100% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 3.

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