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Scores
Standings
BAL
@BOS
3
4
TEX
@CAL
4
3
MIN
@CLE
4
5
DET
@MIL
2
11
KCR
@OAK
10
7
CHW
@SEA
2
12
NYY
@TOR
1
13
LAD
@ATL
9
10
 
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MON
@CHC
7
1
SFG
@CIN
7
1
STL
@NYM
8
1
PIT
@PHI
12
4
Saturday, September 12, 1987,
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 38,095, Time of Game: 3:38
Royals
10
71-71
 Won 2 
3rd, 4½ GB
at Athletics
7
72-70
 Lost 2 
2nd, 3½ GB
L: Dave Stewart (19-10)
S: Gene Garber (12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  5  0   0  3  0   1  0  1   10 13  2
Athletics       0  2  0   1  0  3   0  1  0    7  9  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gary Thurman CF 5 0 1 1 1 4 6 .275 .356 .325 .681 0.026 0.64 0.071 -0.046 -0.1 1 0
Thad Bosley LF 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .262 .300 .338 .638 0.006 0.67 0.050 -0.044 0.1 2 0
Kevin Seitzer 3B 3 1 0 1 2 1 5 .321 .400 .470 .869 0.010 0.53 0.028 -0.018 -0.2 1 5
George Brett 1B 4 3 2 1 1 0 5 .291 .387 .500 .887 0.150 0.85 0.180 -0.030 1.2 10 0 2B,SB
Danny Tartabull RF 4 2 2 2 1 1 5 .299 .377 .512 .888 0.123 0.70 0.168 -0.044 1.4 1 1 2B,CS
Frank White 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .248 .313 .405 .718 0.022 0.58 0.064 -0.042 0.3 4 4 SB
Steve Balboni DH 4 1 2 3 0 1 5 .222 .286 .442 .728 0.093 0.80 0.120 -0.027 1.2 3B,SF
Jamie Quirk C 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 .259 .335 .375 .709 -0.008 0.55 0.029 -0.037 -0.4 7 1
Bill Pecota SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .287 .350 .372 .722 0.039 0.50 0.055 -0.016 0.9 1 3 SB
   Jim Eisenreich PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .222 .270 .481 .751 0.045 0.59 0.045 0.000 1.2 2B
   Angel Salazar SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .222 .249 .471 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Charlie Leibrandt P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
   Buddy Black P 0 0
   John Davis P 0 0
   Jerry Don Gleaton P 0 0
   Gene Garber P 0 0
Team Totals 38 10 13 10 7 8 46 .342 .435 .474 .908 0.506 0.64 0.810 -0.304 5.4 27 15
2B: D Tartabull (21, off D Stewart); G Brett (15, off D Stewart); J Eisenreich (5, off D Eckersley).
3B: S Balboni (1, off J Rijo).
SF: S Balboni (3, off E Plunk).
TB: S Balboni 4; D Tartabull 3; G Brett 3; B Pecota 2; J Eisenreich 2; F White 2; G Thurman; T Bosley.
RBI: S Balboni 3 (55); D Tartabull 2 (81); K Seitzer (72); G Brett (63); J Eisenreich (17); T Bosley (16); G Thurman (3).
2-out RBI: J Eisenreich; S Balboni.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 7 for 17.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Seitzer-F White-G Brett.
E: F White (7); J Davis (1).
Outfield Assists: D Tartabull (M Tettleton at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: G Brett (5, 2nd base off D Stewart/M Tettleton); B Pecota (4, 2nd base off J Rijo/M Tettleton); F White (1, 2nd base off D Eckersley/M Sinatro).
CS: D Tartabull (4, 2nd base by D Stewart/M Tettleton).

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Stan Javier CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .200 .299 .281 .580 -0.030 0.71 0.015 -0.046 -0.2 2 0
   Brian Harper PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .833 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Reggie Jackson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .207 .281 .392 .673 0.089 2.00 0.089 0.000 0.9
   Mike Davis PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .316 .466 .782 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tony Phillips PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .252 .352 .382 .734 -0.083 4.60 0.000 -0.083 -0.1 SF
   Matt Sinatro C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Steve Henderson RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .295 .356 .463 .819 -0.007 0.65 0.026 -0.033 -0.2 0 0
   Dwayne Murphy PH-CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .227 .397 .313 .710 -0.151 2.91 0.000 -0.151 -0.9 1 0
Jose Canseco LF 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .265 .314 .478 .792 -0.049 0.80 0.066 -0.115 -0.5 3 0 2B,GDP
Carney Lansford 3B 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .302 .376 .478 .854 -0.076 0.92 0.025 -0.101 -0.7 1 2
Mark McGwire 1B 4 3 2 2 1 1 5 .284 .365 .613 .978 0.114 0.73 0.158 -0.044 1.9 8 0 HR,2B
Terry Steinbach DH 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .286 .346 .461 .806 -0.018 0.90 0.060 -0.079 -0.2
Mickey Tettleton C 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .209 .312 .353 .665 -0.038 1.33 0.016 -0.054 -0.5 6 1
   Luis Polonia PH-RF 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .293 .336 .407 .743 0.042 1.03 0.042 0.000 0.4 0 0 SB
Mike Gallego 2B 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 .253 .321 .358 .679 0.020 1.33 0.048 -0.028 0.4 2 1 2B
   Tony Bernazard PH-2B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .257 .332 .405 .737 0.045 1.44 0.045 0.000 0.2 0 0
Alfredo Griffin SS 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .268 .312 .355 .667 0.146 1.44 0.181 -0.035 1.9 2 3
Dave Stewart P 0 1
   Jose Rijo P 0 0
   Greg Cadaret P 0 0
   Eric Plunk P 0 0
   Dennis Eckersley P 0 0
Team Totals 34 7 9 6 7 5 42 .265 .381 .441 .822 0.004 1.17 0.771 -0.769 2.4 27 8
2B: M McGwire (23, off C Leibrandt); M Gallego (4, off C Leibrandt); J Canseco (30, off G Garber).
HR: M McGwire (43, off C Leibrandt, 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
SF: T Phillips (2, off J Gleaton).
TB: M McGwire 6; J Canseco 2; M Gallego 2; A Griffin; S Henderson; S Javier; C Lansford; T Steinbach.
GIDP: J Canseco (14).
RBI: M McGwire 2 (105); A Griffin 2 (57); T Phillips (38); M Gallego (11).
2-out RBI: A Griffin 2; M Gallego.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
E: M McGwire (10).
Baserunning
SB: L Polonia (26, 2nd base off J Davis/J Quirk).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Charlie Leibrandt, W (15-10) 5.2 8 6 5 5 4 1 3.04 27 30 -0.094 0.88 -2.4
Dan Quisenberry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.58 1 2 1 -0.089 2.00 -0.9
Buddy Black, H (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.91 1 2 0 0.067 2.58 0.4
John Davis, H (4) 1.1 0 1 0 2 1 0 2.16 7 0 0 -0.099 1.19 -0.6
Jerry Don Gleaton, H (4) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.40 2 3 1 0.167 3.92 0.6
Gene Garber, S (12) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.56 4 0 0 0.042 1.15 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 7 5 7 5 1 5.00 42 30 7 2 -0.006 1.17 -2.4
D Quisenberry faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Stewart, L (19-10) 4.1 8 8 7 3 2 0 3.63 23 16 -0.413 0.88 -5.0
Jose Rijo 1.2 2 0 0 0 2 0 5.83 7 1 1 -0.018 0.28 0.0
Greg Cadaret 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4.86 1 0 0 -0.023 0.61 -0.4
Eric Plunk 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 5.07 9 1 1 -0.018 0.57 0.4
Dennis Eckersley 1 2 1 1 1 2 0 3.16 6 0 0 -0.033 0.37 -0.5
Team Totals 9 13 10 9 7 8 0 9.00 46 16 2 2 -0.505 0.64 -5.4
G Cadaret faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: E Plunk (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Derryl Cousins, 1B - Ted Hendry, 2B - Dale Ford, 3B - Jim Evans.
Time of Game: 3:38.
Attendance: 38,095.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-5 0 1-- RR OAK M. McGwire C. Leibrandt -10% 75% Home Run (LF-CF); Lansford Scores
t2 0-0 0 -2- R KCR D. Tartabull D. Stewart 10% 66% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Brett Scores
b8 6-9 1 12- OAK A. Griffin J. Davis -10% 76% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Polonia to 3B; Bernazard to 2B; Griffin to 1B
t5 5-3 1 1-- R KCR G. Brett D. Stewart 9% 85% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Seitzer Scores
b6 5-8 2 1-3 R OAK R. Jackson D. Quisenberry -9% 75% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Gallego Scores/unER/No RBI; Griffin to 2B; Jackson to 1B

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, Athletics' Dave Stewart facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Thurman D. Stewart -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR T. Bosley D. Stewart -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR K. Seitzer D. Stewart -1% 45% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O OAK S. Javier C. Leibrandt 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O OAK S. Henderson C. Leibrandt 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- OAK J. Canseco C. Leibrandt -1% 48% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O OAK C. Lansford C. Leibrandt 2% 50% Baserunner Out Advancing; Canseco out at 2B/C-2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Dave Stewart facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- KCR G. Brett D. Stewart 4% 54% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 0-0 0 1-- KCR D. Tartabull D. Stewart 3% 56% Brett Steals 2B
t2 0-0 0 -2- R KCR D. Tartabull D. Stewart 10% 66% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Brett Scores
t2 1-0 0 -2- O KCR F. White D. Stewart -1% 65% Flyball: CF; Tartabull to 3B
t2 1-0 1 --3 R KCR S. Balboni D. Stewart 5% 70% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Tartabull Scores
t2 2-0 1 1-- KCR J. Quirk D. Stewart 3% 73% Walk; Balboni to 2B
t2 2-0 1 12- KCR B. Pecota D. Stewart 4% 77% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Balboni to 3B; Quirk to 2B
t2 2-0 1 123 R KCR G. Thurman D. Stewart 6% 84% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Balboni Scores; Quirk to 3B; Pecota to 2B
t2 3-0 1 123 R KCR T. Bosley D. Stewart 5% 89% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Quirk Scores; Pecota to 3B; Thurman to 2B
t2 4-0 1 123 RO KCR K. Seitzer D. Stewart 1% 89% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Pecota Scores; Thurman to 3B
t2 5-0 2 1-3 O KCR G. Brett D. Stewart -2% 88% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 4-5-6
b2 0-5 0 --- OAK C. Lansford C. Leibrandt -3% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b2 0-5 0 1-- RR OAK M. McGwire C. Leibrandt -10% 75% Home Run (LF-CF); Lansford Scores
b2 2-5 0 --- OAK T. Steinbach C. Leibrandt -4% 71% Single to 3B (Bunt to P's Right)
b2 2-5 0 1-- O OAK M. Tettleton C. Leibrandt 3% 75% Strikeout
b2 2-5 1 1-- O OAK M. Gallego C. Leibrandt 3% 77% Strikeout
b2 2-5 2 1-- O OAK A. Griffin C. Leibrandt 2% 80% Flyball: 3B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Athletics 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Athletics' Dave Stewart facing 5-6-7
t3 5-2 0 --- KCR D. Tartabull D. Stewart 2% 82% Walk
t3 5-2 0 1-- O KCR F. White D. Stewart -2% 80% Foul Flyball: 1B
t3 5-2 1 1-- O KCR S. Balboni D. Stewart -2% 78% Foul Flyball: 1B
t3 5-2 2 1-- O KCR J. Quirk D. Stewart -1% 77% Tartabull Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
b3 2-5 0 --- O OAK S. Javier C. Leibrandt 2% 79% Flyball: RF
b3 2-5 1 --- OAK S. Henderson C. Leibrandt -3% 76% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b3 2-5 1 1-- OO OAK J. Canseco C. Leibrandt 5% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Athletics 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Athletics' Dave Stewart facing 8-9-1
t4 5-2 0 --- O KCR J. Quirk D. Stewart -1% 80% Lineout: LF
t4 5-2 1 --- O KCR B. Pecota D. Stewart -1% 79% Groundout: P-1B
t4 5-2 2 --- O KCR G. Thurman D. Stewart -1% 79% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 4-5-6
b4 2-5 0 --- O OAK C. Lansford C. Leibrandt 2% 81% Strikeout
b4 2-5 1 --- OAK M. McGwire C. Leibrandt -4% 77% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b4 2-5 1 -2- O OAK T. Steinbach C. Leibrandt 3% 80% Groundout: SS-1B; McGwire to 3B
b4 2-5 2 --3 OAK M. Tettleton C. Leibrandt -2% 79% Walk
b4 2-5 2 1-3 RO OAK M. Gallego C. Leibrandt -3% 75% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); McGwire Scores; Tettleton out at Hm/RF-2B-C
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Athletics 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Athletics' Dave Stewart facing 2-3-4
t5 5-3 0 --- O KCR T. Bosley D. Stewart -2% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 5-3 1 --- KCR K. Seitzer D. Stewart 2% 75% Walk
t5 5-3 1 1-- R KCR G. Brett D. Stewart 9% 85% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Seitzer Scores
t5 6-3 1 -2- R KCR D. Tartabull D. Stewart 5% 90% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Brett Scores
Jose Rijo replaces Dave Stewart pitching
t5 7-3 1 1-- O KCR F. White J. Rijo -1% 89% Flyball: CF
t5 7-3 2 1-- KCR S. Balboni J. Rijo 0% 89% E3 on Foul Ball
t5 7-3 2 1-- R KCR S. Balboni J. Rijo 5% 93% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Tartabull Scores/unER
t5 8-3 2 --3 O KCR J. Quirk J. Rijo -1% 93% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-8, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 9-1-2
b5 3-8 0 --- O OAK A. Griffin C. Leibrandt 1% 94% Flyball: LF
b5 3-8 1 --- OAK S. Javier C. Leibrandt -2% 92% Single to 3B (Bunt to P's Right)
b5 3-8 1 1-- O OAK S. Henderson C. Leibrandt 2% 94% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 3-8 2 1-- O OAK J. Canseco C. Leibrandt 1% 95% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Athletics 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-3, Athletics' Jose Rijo facing 9-1-2
t6 8-3 0 --- KCR B. Pecota J. Rijo 1% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t6 8-3 0 1-- KCR G. Thurman J. Rijo 1% 96% Pecota Steals 2B
t6 8-3 0 -2- O KCR G. Thurman J. Rijo -1% 96% Strikeout
t6 8-3 1 -2- O KCR T. Bosley J. Rijo -1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B; Pecota to 3B
t6 8-3 2 --3 O KCR K. Seitzer J. Rijo -1% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-8, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 4-5-6
b6 3-8 0 --- O OAK C. Lansford C. Leibrandt 1% 96% Flyball: 2B
b6 3-8 1 --- OAK M. McGwire C. Leibrandt -1% 94% Walk
b6 3-8 1 1-- OAK T. Steinbach C. Leibrandt -2% 92% Walk; McGwire to 2B
b6 3-8 1 12- O OAK M. Tettleton C. Leibrandt 2% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B; McGwire to 3B; Steinbach to 2B
b6 3-8 2 -23 OAK M. Gallego C. Leibrandt -1% 92% Walk
b6 3-8 2 123 RR OAK A. Griffin C. Leibrandt -9% 84% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); McGwire Scores; Steinbach Scores; Gallego to 3B
Dan Quisenberry replaces Charlie Leibrandt pitching
Brian Harper pinch hits for Stan Javier (CF) batting 1st
Reggie Jackson pinch hits for Brian Harper batting 1st
b6 5-8 2 1-3 R OAK R. Jackson D. Quisenberry -9% 75% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Gallego Scores/unER/No RBI; Griffin to 2B; Jackson to 1B
Buddy Black replaces Dan Quisenberry pitching
Dwayne Murphy pinch hits for Steve Henderson (RF) batting 2nd
Mike Davis pinch runs for Reggie Jackson (PH) batting 1st
b6 6-8 2 12- O OAK D. Murphy B. Black 7% 82% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 8, Athletics 6.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-6, Athletics' Greg Cadaret facing 4-5-6
Greg Cadaret replaces Jose Rijo pitching
Dwayne Murphy moves from PH to CF
Mike Davis moves from PR to RF
t7 8-6 0 --- KCR G. Brett G. Cadaret 2% 84% Walk
Eric Plunk replaces Greg Cadaret pitching
t7 8-6 0 1-- O KCR D. Tartabull E. Plunk -2% 82% Strikeout
t7 8-6 1 1-- KCR F. White E. Plunk 5% 86% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Brett to 3B
t7 8-6 1 1-3 RO KCR S. Balboni E. Plunk 2% 88% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Brett Scores
t7 9-6 2 1-- KCR J. Quirk E. Plunk 1% 89% Wild Pitch; White to 2B
t7 9-6 2 -2- O KCR J. Quirk E. Plunk -2% 87% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 6-9, Royals' John Davis facing 3-4-5
John Davis replaces Buddy Black pitching
b7 6-9 0 --- O OAK J. Canseco J. Davis 3% 90% Foul Bunt Popfly: C
b7 6-9 1 --- O OAK C. Lansford J. Davis 2% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 6-9 2 --- O OAK M. McGwire J. Davis 1% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 9, Athletics 6.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-6, Athletics' Eric Plunk facing 9-1-2
t8 9-6 0 --- O KCR B. Pecota E. Plunk -1% 92% Lineout: 1B
t8 9-6 1 --- KCR G. Thurman E. Plunk 1% 93% Walk
t8 9-6 1 1-- O KCR T. Bosley E. Plunk -0% 92% Groundout: SS-1B; Thurman to 2B
t8 9-6 2 -2- KCR K. Seitzer E. Plunk 0% 93% Walk
t8 9-6 2 12- O KCR G. Brett E. Plunk -1% 91% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 9, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 6-9, Royals' John Davis facing 6-7-8
b8 6-9 0 --- O OAK T. Steinbach J. Davis 3% 94% Lineout: SS
Luis Polonia pinch hits for Mickey Tettleton (C) batting 7th
b8 6-9 1 --- OAK L. Polonia J. Davis -3% 91% Walk
Tony Bernazard pinch hits for Mike Gallego (2B) batting 8th
b8 6-9 1 1-- OAK T. Bernazard J. Davis -1% 90% Polonia Steals 2B
b8 6-9 1 -2- OAK T. Bernazard J. Davis -5% 85% Walk
b8 6-9 1 12- OAK A. Griffin J. Davis -10% 76% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Polonia to 3B; Bernazard to 2B; Griffin to 1B
Jerry Don Gleaton replaces John Davis pitching
Tony Phillips pinch hits for Mike Davis (RF) batting 1st
b8 6-9 1 123 RO OAK T. Phillips J. Gleaton 8% 84% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Polonia Scores/unER
b8 7-9 2 12- O OAK D. Murphy J. Gleaton 8% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 9, Athletics 7.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-7, Athletics' Dennis Eckersley facing 5-6-7
Dennis Eckersley replaces Eric Plunk pitching
Matt Sinatro replaces Tony Phillips (PH) playing C batting 1st
Tony Bernazard moves from PH to 2B
Luis Polonia moves from PH to RF
t9 9-7 0 --- O KCR D. Tartabull D. Eckersley -1% 92% Flyball: CF
t9 9-7 1 --- KCR F. White D. Eckersley 1% 92% Single to 2B (Fly Ball to Short RF)
t9 9-7 1 1-- O KCR S. Balboni D. Eckersley -1% 92% Strikeout
t9 9-7 2 1-- KCR J. Quirk D. Eckersley 0% 92% White Steals 2B
t9 9-7 2 -2- KCR J. Quirk D. Eckersley 0% 92% Walk
Jim Eisenreich pinch hits for Bill Pecota (SS) batting 9th
t9 9-7 2 12- R KCR J. Eisenreich D. Eckersley 5% 97% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); White Scores; Quirk to 3B
t9 10-7 2 -23 O KCR G. Thurman D. Eckersley -1% 96% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 10, Athletics 7.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 7-10, Royals' Gene Garber facing 3-4-5
Gene Garber replaces Jerry Don Gleaton pitching
Angel Salazar replaces Jim Eisenreich (PH) playing SS batting 9th
b9 7-10 0 --- OAK J. Canseco G. Garber -5% 90% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b9 7-10 0 -2- O OAK C. Lansford G. Garber 5% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 7-10 1 -2- O OAK M. McGwire G. Garber 3% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B; Canseco to 3B
b9 7-10 2 --3 O OAK T. Steinbach G. Garber 2% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 10, Athletics 7.

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