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NYY
@BOS
1
3
TEX
@CAL
7
4
BAL
@DET
3
7
CHW
@MIN
1
3
KCR
@OAK
2
3
MIL
@SEA
0
11
CLE
@TOR
12
3
SDP
@ATL
9
4
SDP
@ATL
3
6
STL
@CHC
4
6
LAD
@CIN
4
3
SFG
@HOU
4
2
MON
@NYM
2
6
PIT
@PHI
7
2
Saturday, September 17, 1988, 1:06
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 43,875, Time of Game: 2:45
Royals
2
79-69
 Lost 1 
3rd, 14½ GB
at Athletics
3
94-55
 Won 1 
1st
W: Eric Plunk (7-2)
L: Tom Gordon (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  1   1  0  0    2  7  1
Athletics       0  3  0   0  0  0   0  0  X    3  7  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
Gary Thurman CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .146 .186 .146 .332 12 10 -0.092 1.47 0.036 -0.128 -0.5 2 0
Kevin Seitzer 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .300 .377 .407 .784 13 8 -0.083 1.20 0.055 -0.139 -0.5 0 0 3B
George Brett 1B 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .314 .397 .529 .926 18 11 0.021 0.88 0.067 -0.046 0.5 7 1
Pat Tabler DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .283 .350 .361 .711 14 9 -0.095 1.07 0.020 -0.115 -0.6 GDP
Danny Tartabull RF 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .271 .369 .503 .872 12 6 0.016 1.10 0.030 -0.014 0.2 0 0
   Jim Eisenreich RF-LF 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 .211 .228 .280 .508 13 6 -0.012 2.93 0.174 -0.186 0.2 2 0 CS
Bo Jackson LF 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .249 .289 .466 .755 9 7 -0.080 1.61 0.000 -0.080 -0.8 1 0
   Frank White PH-2B 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .242 .274 .341 .615 6 5 0.045 2.21 0.095 -0.050 0.5 1 2
Bill Pecota SS-RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .212 .273 .285 .557 16 12 -0.098 1.65 0.000 -0.098 -0.6 2 3 SH
Brad Wellman 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .263 .298 .313 .610 11 7 -0.030 0.62 0.000 -0.030 -0.3 1 1
   Bill Buckner PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .247 .283 .331 .613 3 1 -0.042 2.80 0.000 -0.042 -0.1 SF
   Jamie Quirk C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .319 .408 .727 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Larry Owen C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .203 .286 .203 .489 8 6 -0.019 0.38 0.000 -0.019 -0.2 6 2
   Luis de los Santos PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .200 .000 .200 5 1 0.019 2.30 0.019 0.000 0.1
   Dave Owen SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
Tom Gordon P 1 0
   Israel Sanchez P 0 1
   Jeff Montgomery P 0 0
   Jerry Don Gleaton P 0 0
Team Totals 29 2 7 2 3 10 34 .241 .303 .310 .613 140 89 -0.450 1.45 0.496 -0.947 -2.3 24 12
3B: K Seitzer (5, off E Plunk).
SF: B Buckner (5, off R Honeycutt).
SH: B Pecota (5, off E Plunk).
TB: K Seitzer 3; G Brett 2; P Tabler; G Thurman; F White; J Eisenreich.
GIDP: P Tabler (9).
RBI: G Brett (100); B Buckner (38).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Wellman-B Pecota-G Brett.
E: B Wellman (4).
Baserunning
CS: J Eisenreich (3, 2nd base by D Eckersley/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 3 0 2 1 0 1 3 .295 .337 .386 .723 13 10 0.048 0.60 0.092 -0.044 0.6 1 0 SB,CS
   Dave Henderson PH-CF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .306 .364 .542 .906 5 3 0.019 0.51 0.019 0.000 0.4 0 0
Stan Javier CF-LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .267 .322 .331 .653 21 11 -0.001 0.69 0.040 -0.041 -0.4 2 0 SB
Jose Canseco RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .303 .386 .563 .948 14 7 -0.030 0.64 0.035 -0.065 -0.3 1 0 CS
Dave Parker DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .248 .309 .385 .693 16 8 -0.067 0.74 0.000 -0.067 -1.0
Mark McGwire 1B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .254 .349 .460 .808 5 3 0.038 0.92 0.038 0.000 0.4 4 1
   Doug Jennings PH-1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .224 .382 .318 .699 10 6 -0.014 0.28 0.000 -0.014 -0.2 3 1
   Mike Gallego 2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .202 .294 .251 .545 4 4 -0.032 1.13 0.000 -0.032 -0.6 0 0
Ron Hassey C 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .253 .319 .370 .689 16 9 -0.026 0.72 0.015 -0.041 -0.1 10 1
Terry Steinbach 3B-1B 3 1 2 2 0 0 3 .261 .324 .398 .722 8 5 0.192 0.85 0.210 -0.018 2.1 1 0 HR
Tony Phillips 2B-3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .189 .299 .274 .573 9 7 -0.065 0.57 0.000 -0.065 -1.4 1 1 GDP
Walt Weiss SS 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .241 .307 .309 .616 14 7 -0.012 0.47 0.015 -0.027 -0.2 2 2 SB
Dave Otto P 1 1
   Eric Plunk P 1 1
   Rick Honeycutt P 0 0
   Dennis Eckersley P 0 0
Team Totals 28 3 7 3 4 7 32 .250 .344 .357 .701 135 80 0.050 0.64 0.464 -0.414 -0.8 27 8
HR: T Steinbach (8, off T Gordon, 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: T Steinbach 5; L Polonia 2; M McGwire; D Henderson; J Canseco.
GIDP: T Phillips (6).
RBI: T Steinbach 2 (48); L Polonia (26).
2-out RBI: L Polonia.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. M McGwire; W Weiss-D Jennings.
Baserunning
SB: S Javier (20, 2nd base off T Gordon/L Owen); W Weiss (3, 2nd base off T Gordon/L Owen); L Polonia (21, 2nd base off T Gordon/L Owen).
CS: J Canseco (14, 2nd base by T Gordon/L Owen); L Polonia (9, 2nd base by T Gordon/L Owen).

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
Tom Gordon, L (0-1) 6 5 3 3 4 6 1 3.00 24 104 60 24 12 24 8 6 2 0 52 -0.119 0.62 -0.2
Israel Sanchez 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.73 5 20 12 9 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 0.040 0.58 0.4
Jeff Montgomery 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.30 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 -0.018 0.67 -0.4
Jerry Don Gleaton 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.21 2 10 7 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.048 1.08 0.9
Team Totals 8 7 3 3 4 7 1 3.38 32 135 80 38 15 27 12 9 5 0 52 3 0 -0.049 0.64 0.8
J Montgomery faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

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
Dave Otto 3 3 0 0 1 2 0 1.80 12 51 32 16 8 8 4 5 3 0 54 0.139 0.98 1.4
Eric Plunk, W (7-2) 3.1 4 2 2 0 4 0 2.89 13 47 34 17 5 12 4 5 3 0 0 0 -0.068 1.15 -0.5
Rick Honeycutt, H (16) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.74 3 12 5 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0.106 2.80 0.4
Dennis Eckersley, S (41) 2 0 0 0 1 4 0 2.43 6 30 18 8 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.273 2.23 0.9
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 3 10 0 2.00 34 140 89 45 18 26 10 11 6 0 54 2 1 0.450 1.45 2.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Greg Kosc, 2B - Derryl Cousins, 3B - Rocky Roe.
Time of Game: 2:45.
Attendance: 43,875.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Oakland Athletics
1 Gary Thurman CF 1 Luis Polonia LF
2 Kevin Seitzer 3B 2 Stan Javier CF
3 George Brett 1B 3 Jose Canseco RF
4 Pat Tabler DH 4 Dave Parker DH
5 Danny Tartabull RF 5 Mark McGwire 1B
6 Bo Jackson LF 6 Ron Hassey C
7 Bill Pecota SS 7 Terry Steinbach 3B
8 Brad Wellman 2B 8 Tony Phillips 2B
9 Larry Owen C 9 Walt Weiss SS
Tom Gordon P Dave Otto P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR OAK T. Steinbach T. Gordon 19% 74% Home Run (Fly Ball); McGwire Scores
t9 2-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR F. White D. Eckersley 19% 91% Eisenreich Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t9 2-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR J. Eisenreich D. Eckersley -11% 73% Walk
t7 1-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR F. White E. Plunk -10% 67% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Deep 2B); Eisenreich to 2B
t7 2-3 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR G. Thurman R. Honeycutt 8% 80% Groundout: 2B-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 Otto facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR G. Thurman D. Otto 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR K. Seitzer D. Otto 2% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR G. Brett D. Otto -1% 52% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR P. Tabler D. Otto -2% 51% Single to CF (Line Drive); Brett to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- 7,(3-2)  KCR D. Tartabull D. Otto -3% 47% Walk; Brett to 3B; Tabler to 2B
t1 0-0 2 123 6,(2-2)  O KCR B. Jackson D. Otto 7% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Tom Gordon facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK L. Polonia T. Gordon -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK S. Javier T. Gordon 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK J. Canseco T. Gordon 2% 57% Javier Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O OAK J. Canseco T. Gordon -3% 53% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O OAK D. Parker T. Gordon -3% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Dave Otto facing 7-8-9
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Pecota D. Otto 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR B. Wellman D. Otto 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR L. Owen D. Otto 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Tom Gordon facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  OAK M. McGwire T. Gordon 4% 59% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O OAK R. Hassey T. Gordon -3% 55% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR OAK T. Steinbach T. Gordon 19% 74% Home Run (Fly Ball); McGwire Scores
b2 2-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK T. Phillips T. Gordon -1% 73% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK W. Weiss T. Gordon 1% 74% Walk
b2 2-0 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  OAK L. Polonia T. Gordon 1% 75% Weiss Steals 2B
b2 2-0 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  R OAK L. Polonia T. Gordon 7% 82% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Weiss Scores
b2 3-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  OAK S. Javier T. Gordon 1% 82% Polonia Steals 2B
b2 3-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O OAK S. Javier T. Gordon -2% 81% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 3.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Dave Otto facing 1-2-3
t3 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR G. Thurman D. Otto -4% 77% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t3 0-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR K. Seitzer D. Otto 7% 84% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
t3 0-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR G. Brett D. Otto 1% 85% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Tom Gordon facing 3-4-5
b3 3-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK J. Canseco T. Gordon 2% 87% Walk
b3 3-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O OAK D. Parker T. Gordon -3% 84% Canseco Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b3 3-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK D. Parker T. Gordon -1% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted
Doug Jennings pinch hits for Mark McGwire (1B) batting 5th
b3 3-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK D. Jennings T. Gordon -1% 83% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 3.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Eric Plunk facing 4-5-6
Eric Plunk replaces Dave Otto pitching
Doug Jennings moves from PH to 1B
t4 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR P. Tabler E. Plunk 2% 85% Lineout: RF
t4 0-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull E. Plunk 1% 86% Groundout: P unassisted
t4 0-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Jackson E. Plunk 1% 87% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Tom Gordon facing 6-7-8
b4 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK R. Hassey T. Gordon 0% 87% E4 on Foul Ball
b4 3-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  OAK R. Hassey T. Gordon 2% 88% Walk
b4 3-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OAK T. Steinbach T. Gordon 2% 91% Single to LF (Line Drive); Hassey to 2B
b4 3-0 0 12- 2,(1-0)  OO OAK T. Phillips T. Gordon -4% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Hassey to 3B
b4 3-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O OAK W. Weiss T. Gordon -2% 85% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Eric Plunk facing 7-8-9
t5 0-3 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O KCR B. Pecota E. Plunk 2% 87% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Wellman E. Plunk 1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR L. Owen E. Plunk 1% 89% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Tom Gordon facing 1-2-3
Jim Eisenreich replaces Danny Tartabull playing RF batting 5th
b5 3-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK L. Polonia T. Gordon 1% 91% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b5 3-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O OAK S. Javier T. Gordon -2% 88% Polonia Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b5 3-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O OAK S. Javier T. Gordon -1% 88% Flyball: CF
b5 3-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK J. Canseco T. Gordon -0% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Eric Plunk facing 1-2-3
t6 0-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR G. Thurman E. Plunk 2% 90% Strikeout Looking
t6 0-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR K. Seitzer E. Plunk -6% 84% Triple to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t6 0-3 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R KCR G. Brett E. Plunk -6% 79% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); Seitzer Scores
t6 1-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO KCR P. Tabler E. Plunk 7% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Tom Gordon facing 4-5-6
b6 3-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK D. Parker T. Gordon -1% 84% Lineout: RF
b6 3-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK D. Jennings T. Gordon -1% 83% Flyball: LF
b6 3-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK R. Hassey T. Gordon -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Athletics 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Eric Plunk facing 5-6-7
t7 1-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Eisenreich E. Plunk -6% 77% Single to LF (Line Drive)
Frank White pinch hits for Bo Jackson (LF) batting 6th
t7 1-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR F. White E. Plunk -10% 67% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Deep 2B); Eisenreich to 2B
t7 1-3 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Pecota E. Plunk 2% 69% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Eisenreich to 3B; White to 2B
Rick Honeycutt replaces Eric Plunk pitching
Bill Buckner pinch hits for Brad Wellman (2B) batting 8th
t7 1-3 1 -23 3,(2-0)  RO KCR B. Buckner R. Honeycutt 4% 73% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Eisenreich Scores
Luis de los Santos pinch hits for Larry Owen (C) batting 9th
t7 2-3 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR L. de los Santos R. Honeycutt -2% 71% Walk
t7 2-3 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR G. Thurman R. Honeycutt 8% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Israel Sanchez facing 7-8-9
Israel Sanchez replaces Tom Gordon pitching
Jamie Quirk replaces Bill Buckner (PH) playing C batting 8th
Frank White moves from PH to 2B
Dave Owen replaces Luis de los Santos (PH) playing SS batting 9th
Jim Eisenreich moves from RF to LF
Bill Pecota moves from SS to RF
b7 3-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK T. Steinbach I. Sanchez -2% 78% Lineout: LF
b7 3-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK T. Phillips I. Sanchez -1% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK W. Weiss I. Sanchez -1% 76% Groundout: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Athletics' Dennis Eckersley facing 2-3-4
Dennis Eckersley replaces Rick Honeycutt pitching
Terry Steinbach moves from 3B to 1B
Mike Gallego replaces Doug Jennings (1B) playing 2B batting 5th
Tony Phillips moves from 2B to 3B
t8 2-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer D. Eckersley 5% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR G. Brett D. Eckersley 4% 85% Strikeout Swinging
t8 2-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR P. Tabler D. Eckersley 3% 87% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Israel Sanchez facing 1-2-3
Dave Henderson pinch hits for Luis Polonia (LF) batting 1st
b8 3-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  OAK D. Henderson I. Sanchez 2% 89% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b8 3-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O OAK S. Javier I. Sanchez -2% 87% Fielder's Choice SS; Henderson out at 2B/SS-2B
Jeff Montgomery replaces Israel Sanchez pitching
b8 3-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK J. Canseco J. Montgomery 2% 89% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Javier to 2B
Jerry Don Gleaton replaces Jeff Montgomery pitching
b8 3-2 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O OAK D. Parker J. Gleaton -2% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B; Javier to 3B; Canseco to 2B
b8 3-2 2 -23 4,(0-2)  O OAK M. Gallego J. Gleaton -3% 84% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 3.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Athletics' Dennis Eckersley facing 5-6-7
Stan Javier moves from CF to LF
Dave Henderson moves from PH to CF
t9 2-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR J. Eisenreich D. Eckersley -11% 73% Walk
t9 2-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR F. White D. Eckersley 19% 91% Eisenreich Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t9 2-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR F. White D. Eckersley 5% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t9 2-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Pecota D. Eckersley 3% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 3.

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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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