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Friday, September 16, 1988, 7:38
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 33,881, Time of Game: 2:15
Royals
3
79-68
 Won 4 
3rd, 13½ GB
at Athletics
0
93-55
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Mark Gubicza (18-7)
L: Bob Welch (15-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  1    3  4  0
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  2  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kevin Seitzer 3B 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .301 .378 .405 .783 20 12 0.318 1.52 0.380 -0.063 1.4 2 4 2B
Bill Pecota SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .216 .278 .291 .568 15 11 -0.040 0.60 0.003 -0.043 -0.2 1 3
George Brett 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .313 .396 .529 .925 13 6 -0.066 0.94 0.022 -0.088 -0.7 8 0 SB
Pat Tabler LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .283 .351 .362 .713 12 9 -0.078 1.01 0.000 -0.078 -0.6 2 0
   Jim Eisenreich PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .207 .220 .276 .496 4 3 -0.007 0.27 0.000 -0.007 -0.2 0 0
Danny Tartabull RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .272 .369 .504 .873 12 6 0.075 0.60 0.107 -0.032 1.4 1 0 HR,2B
Bill Buckner DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .247 .284 .331 .614 9 5 -0.005 1.45 0.069 -0.074 -0.3
   Gary Thurman PR 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .135 .179 .135 .315 6 4 -0.002 0.09 0.000 -0.002 -0.2
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .241 .273 .341 .614 16 9 -0.082 1.27 0.000 -0.082 -0.8 0 1 SH
Bo Jackson CF 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .250 .290 .468 .758 13 9 -0.121 1.46 0.000 -0.121 -0.8 5 0
Jamie Quirk C 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 .229 .319 .408 .727 11 5 -0.046 1.70 0.012 -0.058 -0.3 8 0
Mark Gubicza P 0 0
Team Totals 30 3 4 3 3 8 34 .133 .212 .300 .512 131 79 -0.054 1.08 0.593 -0.648 -1.3 27 8
2B: D Tartabull (35, off B Welch); K Seitzer (30, off B Welch).
HR: D Tartabull (22, off B Welch, 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: F White (7, off B Welch).
TB: D Tartabull 6; K Seitzer 2; B Buckner.
RBI: K Seitzer 2 (55); D Tartabull (88).
2-out RBI: K Seitzer 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Seitzer-G Brett.
Baserunning
SB: G Brett (14, 2nd base off B Welch/R Hassey).

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Luis Polonia LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .290 .333 .383 .716 11 8 -0.093 0.93 0.000 -0.093 -0.8 4 0
Dave Henderson CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .304 .363 .541 .904 17 10 -0.085 0.84 0.000 -0.085 -0.7 1 0
Jose Canseco RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .303 .385 .564 .949 17 9 -0.051 0.69 0.000 -0.051 -0.3 3 0
Dave Parker DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .251 .312 .389 .701 12 7 0.004 0.96 0.047 -0.043 0.1
Ron Hassey C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .255 .319 .373 .691 13 8 0.012 1.41 0.069 -0.058 0.2 9 0
Terry Steinbach 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .257 .321 .386 .707 15 8 -0.173 1.29 0.000 -0.173 -1.4 7 1 GDP
Tony Phillips 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .192 .303 .279 .583 15 11 -0.086 1.08 0.000 -0.086 -0.6 0 1
Walt Weiss SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .242 .307 .311 .618 14 7 -0.006 0.96 0.044 -0.050 0.0 1 3 HBP
Mike Gallego 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .203 .295 .252 .547 5 3 -0.035 0.72 0.000 -0.035 -0.2 0 1
   Doug Jennings PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .229 .389 .325 .714 1 1 -0.041 1.79 0.000 -0.041 -0.3
Bob Welch P 2 1
Team Totals 28 0 2 0 0 8 29 .071 .103 .071 .175 120 72 -0.554 1.02 0.160 -0.715 -4.3 27 7
HBP: W Weiss (9, by M Gubicza).
TB: D Parker; R Hassey.
GIDP: T Steinbach (12).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 2.

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 (18-7) 9 2 0 0 0 8 0 2.73 29 120 72 40 14 18 10 10 2 0 91 0.554 1.02 4.3
Team Totals 9 2 0 0 0 8 0 0.00 29 120 72 40 14 18 10 10 2 0 91 0.554 1.02 4.3

Oakland Athletics

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
Bob Welch, L (15-8) 9 4 3 3 3 8 1 3.66 34 131 79 45 15 19 9 14 4 0 72 0.054 1.08 1.3
Team Totals 9 4 3 3 3 8 1 3.00 34 131 79 45 15 19 9 14 4 0 72 0.054 1.08 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: M Gubicza (6; W Weiss).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rocky Roe, 1B - Larry Barnett, 2B - Greg Kosc, 3B - Derryl Cousins.
Time of Game: 2:15.
Attendance: 33,881.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 60° F, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Oakland Athletics
1 Kevin Seitzer 3B 1 Luis Polonia LF
2 Bill Pecota SS 2 Dave Henderson CF
3 George Brett 1B 3 Jose Canseco RF
4 Pat Tabler LF 4 Dave Parker DH
5 Danny Tartabull RF 5 Ron Hassey C
6 Bill Buckner DH 6 Terry Steinbach 1B
7 Frank White 2B 7 Tony Phillips 3B
8 Bo Jackson CF 8 Walt Weiss SS
9 Jamie Quirk C 9 Mike Gallego 2B
Mark Gubicza P Bob Welch P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 0-0 2 12- 6,(2-2)  RR KCR K. Seitzer B. Welch 38% 87% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Thurman Scores; Quirk Scores
b5 0-0 0 12- 3,(2-0)  OO OAK T. Steinbach M. Gubicza 13% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B; Hassey to 2B
t8 0-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Jackson B. Welch -7% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK R. Hassey M. Gubicza -7% 32% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Parker to 2B
t8 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR B. Buckner B. Welch 7% 57% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-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, Athletics' Bob Welch facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer B. Welch -2% 48% Lineout: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(0-2)  O KCR B. Pecota B. Welch -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR G. Brett B. Welch 1% 48% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR P. Tabler B. Welch 1% 49% Brett Steals 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR P. Tabler B. Welch -3% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK L. Polonia M. Gubicza 2% 47% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK D. Henderson M. Gubicza 1% 49% Lineout: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK J. Canseco M. Gubicza 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Bob Welch facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. Tartabull B. Welch 6% 56% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t2 0-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Buckner B. Welch -4% 52% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t2 0-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR F. White B. Welch -4% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Jackson B. Welch -3% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK D. Parker M. Gubicza 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK R. Hassey M. Gubicza 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O OAK T. Steinbach M. Gubicza 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Bob Welch facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Quirk B. Welch -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t3 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer B. Welch -2% 46% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Pecota B. Welch -1% 45% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O OAK T. Phillips M. Gubicza 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK W. Weiss M. Gubicza 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK M. Gallego M. Gubicza 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Bob Welch facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR G. Brett B. Welch -3% 47% Foul Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR P. Tabler B. Welch -2% 45% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR D. Tartabull B. Welch -1% 44% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK L. Polonia M. Gubicza 3% 47% Flyball: LF
b4 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK D. Henderson M. Gubicza 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK J. Canseco M. Gubicza 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Bob Welch facing 6-7-8
t5 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR B. Buckner B. Welch -3% 47% Foul Flyball: LF
t5 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR F. White B. Welch -2% 45% Foul Flyball: C
t5 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR B. Jackson B. Welch -1% 44% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 4-5-6
b5 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  OAK D. Parker M. Gubicza -5% 39% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b5 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK R. Hassey M. Gubicza -7% 32% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Parker to 2B
b5 0-0 0 12- 3,(2-0)  OO OAK T. Steinbach M. Gubicza 13% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B; Hassey to 2B
b5 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O OAK T. Phillips M. Gubicza 5% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Bob Welch facing 9-1-2
t6 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Quirk B. Welch -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t6 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR K. Seitzer B. Welch -2% 44% Groundout: P-SS-1B
t6 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Pecota B. Welch -2% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 8-9-1
b6 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK W. Weiss M. Gubicza 3% 46% Flyball: LF
b6 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK M. Gallego M. Gubicza 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK L. Polonia M. Gubicza 2% 50% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Bob Welch facing 3-4-5
t7 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR G. Brett B. Welch -4% 46% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR P. Tabler B. Welch -3% 43% Strikeout Swinging
t7 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR D. Tartabull B. Welch -2% 41% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 2-3-4
b7 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK D. Henderson M. Gubicza 4% 45% Strikeout Swinging
b7 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK J. Canseco M. Gubicza 3% 48% Strikeout Looking
b7 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK D. Parker M. Gubicza 2% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Bob Welch facing 6-7-8
t8 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR B. Buckner B. Welch 7% 57% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Gary Thurman pinch runs for Bill Buckner (DH) batting 6th
t8 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR F. White B. Welch -2% 55% Bunt Groundout: P unassisted/Sacrifice; Thurman to 2B
t8 0-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Jackson B. Welch -7% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t8 0-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Quirk B. Welch 1% 49% Walk
t8 0-0 2 12- 6,(2-2)  RR KCR K. Seitzer B. Welch 38% 87% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Thurman Scores; Quirk Scores
t8 2-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  KCR B. Pecota B. Welch 0% 87% Walk
t8 2-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O KCR G. Brett B. Welch -2% 85% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 5-6-7
b8 0-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O OAK R. Hassey M. Gubicza 4% 89% Lineout: CF
b8 0-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK T. Steinbach M. Gubicza 3% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b8 0-2 2 --- 9,(3-2)  O OAK T. Phillips M. Gubicza 2% 93% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Bob Welch facing 4-5-6
Jim Eisenreich pinch hits for Pat Tabler (LF) batting 4th
t9 2-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Eisenreich B. Welch -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 2-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  R KCR D. Tartabull B. Welch 4% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t9 3-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR G. Thurman B. Welch -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR F. White B. Welch -0% 96% Flyball: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 8-9-1
Jim Eisenreich moves from PH to LF
b9 0-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  OAK W. Weiss M. Gubicza -4% 92% Hit By Pitch
Doug Jennings pinch hits for Mike Gallego (2B) batting 9th
b9 0-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O OAK D. Jennings M. Gubicza 4% 96% Flyball: RF
b9 0-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK L. Polonia M. Gubicza 3% 99% Foul Flyball: 3B
b9 0-3 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK D. Henderson M. Gubicza 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 0.

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