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5
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6
4
Saturday, September 30, 1989, 1:05
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 42,891, Time of Game: 2:37
Royals
6
92-69
 Won 1 
2nd, 6 GB
at Athletics
1
98-63
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Bret Saberhagen (23-6)
L: Todd Burns (6-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  1  0   0  5  0    6 10  0
Athletics       0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  6  1

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 0 1 1 5 .281 .387 .337 .723 19 13 -0.145 1.25 0.037 -0.182 -0.7 0 0 CS
Kurt Stillwell SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .261 .325 .380 .705 13 8 -0.093 1.40 0.024 -0.117 -0.8 2 1
George Brett 1B 5 1 2 2 0 0 5 .282 .362 .431 .793 23 15 0.404 1.33 0.467 -0.063 1.6 4 0 2B,GDP
Bo Jackson LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .256 .310 .495 .805 13 7 -0.122 1.24 0.004 -0.127 -0.7 3 0 IW
Jim Eisenreich CF-RF 4 2 2 3 0 0 4 .293 .341 .448 .790 11 7 0.171 1.16 0.247 -0.076 2.3 2 0 HR,2B
Pat Tabler RF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .259 .325 .308 .633 15 5 0.002 0.93 0.029 -0.027 0.8 1 0
   Mike Macfarlane C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .272 .309 .581 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 3 0
Bill Buckner DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .216 .242 .263 .505 11 8 -0.085 1.10 0.014 -0.099 -0.3
Bob Boone C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .274 .351 .323 .675 10 8 0.028 1.13 0.069 -0.041 0.0 11 0
   Gary Thurman PR-CF 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .202 .306 .250 .556 4 3 -0.003 0.10 0.000 -0.003 -0.4 1 0
Brad Wellman 2B 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 .224 .258 .282 .540 11 9 0.055 1.17 0.100 -0.045 0.1 0 3 SH
Bret Saberhagen P 0 0
   Jeff Montgomery P 0 0
Team Totals 35 6 10 6 3 4 39 .286 .342 .429 .771 130 83 0.212 1.18 0.991 -0.780 1.8 27 4
2B: G Brett (26, off C Young); J Eisenreich (33, off M Young).
HR: J Eisenreich (9, off B Welch, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep CF).
SH: B Wellman (2, off T Burns).
IBB: B Jackson (8, by M Young).
TB: J Eisenreich 6; G Brett 3; B Buckner 2; P Tabler; K Seitzer; K Stillwell; B Boone.
GIDP: G Brett (18).
RBI: J Eisenreich 3 (59); G Brett 2 (80); P Tabler (42).
2-out RBI: J Eisenreich 2; G Brett 2; P Tabler.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Baserunning
CS: K Seitzer (8, 2nd base by C Young POCS).

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Phillips 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .263 .345 .350 .695 15 12 -0.057 0.57 0.000 -0.057 -0.6 0 4
   Felix Jose LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .250 .232 .482 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Carney Lansford 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .338 .399 .407 .806 10 5 0.045 0.74 0.072 -0.027 0.3 1 1
   Mike Gallego 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .327 .330 .656 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Dave Parker DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .266 .309 .435 .745 18 14 -0.089 0.94 0.000 -0.089 -0.9
Mark McGwire 1B 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .230 .340 .463 .803 12 7 0.062 0.91 0.103 -0.041 1.0 9 1 2B
   Billy Beane PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .238 .304 .541 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Dave Henderson CF 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .251 .315 .381 .696 13 7 -0.056 1.55 0.031 -0.087 -0.2 5 0
   Dann Howitt RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 1 -0.008 0.41 0.000 -0.008 -0.3 0 0
Ron Hassey C 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 .228 .290 .328 .618 21 12 -0.111 1.18 0.009 -0.120 -0.6 4 0
Lance Blankenship RF-2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .234 .278 .315 .593 14 8 0.069 1.27 0.146 -0.077 -0.1 1 1 3B
Stan Javier LF-CF 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .249 .316 .317 .633 13 8 -0.089 1.14 0.000 -0.089 -1.1 3 0 SF
Walt Weiss SS 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .234 .300 .319 .619 15 10 -0.052 0.72 0.000 -0.052 -0.6 3 2
Bob Welch P 0 0
   Curt Young P 0 1
   Todd Burns P 0 0
   Matt Young P 0 0
   Jim Corsi P 0 0
Team Totals 32 1 6 1 2 14 35 .188 .229 .281 .510 132 84 -0.286 0.97 0.361 -0.647 -3.2 27 10
2B: M McGwire (17, off B Saberhagen).
3B: L Blankenship (1, off B Saberhagen).
SF: S Javier (2, off B Saberhagen).
TB: M McGwire 4; L Blankenship 3; C Lansford; R Hassey.
RBI: S Javier (28).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Phillips-W Weiss-M McGwire.
E: T Burns (3).

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
Bret Saberhagen, W (23-6) 8 4 1 1 2 13 0 2.16 30 116 74 29 23 15 5 10 4 0 81 0.281 1.08 2.7
Jeff Montgomery 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.37 5 16 10 6 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.007 0.30 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 2 14 0 1.00 35 132 84 35 24 17 7 12 4 0 81 0 0 0.288 0.97 3.2

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 5 3 1 1 0 2 1 3.00 17 54 37 20 4 8 5 10 4 0 59 0.111 0.77 1.3
Curt Young 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 3.73 8 27 17 12 0 2 1 6 2 0 0 0 0.158 1.81 0.9
Todd Burns, L (6-5) 0.2 1 2 0 0 1 0 2.24 4 13 10 7 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 -0.015 2.95 -0.1
Matt Young 0.1 4 3 3 1 1 0 6.87 6 21 10 5 1 4 0 4 4 0 2 2 -0.467 1.00 -4.4
Jim Corsi 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.98 4 18 10 6 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.03 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 6 1 3 4 1 1.00 39 133 84 50 8 16 10 22 11 0 59 2 2 -0.212 1.18 -1.8
Balks: None.
WP: B Saberhagen (8); M Young (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: M Young (2; B Jackson).
Pickoffs: C Young (2; K Seitzer, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Steve Palermo, 2B - Larry McCoy, 3B - Durwood Merrill.
Time of Game: 2:37.
Attendance: 42,891.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Oakland Athletics
1 Kevin Seitzer 3B 1 Tony Phillips 2B
2 Kurt Stillwell SS 2 Carney Lansford 3B
3 George Brett 1B 3 Dave Parker DH
4 Bo Jackson LF 4 Mark McGwire 1B
5 Jim Eisenreich CF 5 Dave Henderson CF
6 Pat Tabler RF 6 Ron Hassey C
7 Bill Buckner DH 7 Lance Blankenship RF
8 Bob Boone C 8 Stan Javier LF
9 Brad Wellman 2B 9 Walt Weiss SS
Bret Saberhagen P Bob Welch P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 1-1 2 -23 3,(1-1)  RR KCR G. Brett M. Young 35% 87% Single to LF (Line Drive); Thurman Scores/unER; Wellman Scores/unER; Brett to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t5 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Eisenreich B. Welch 15% 62% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b5 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  OAK L. Blankenship B. Saberhagen -15% 45% Triple to RF (Line Drive)
t7 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR G. Brett C. Young 11% 61% Double to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR B. Wellman T. Burns 10% 67% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt (Bunt to Front of Home); Thurman to 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 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR K. Seitzer B. Welch -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR K. Stillwell B. Welch 2% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO KCR G. Brett B. Welch -5% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK T. Phillips B. Saberhagen 2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK C. Lansford B. Saberhagen 1% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK D. Parker B. Saberhagen 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
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 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Jackson B. Welch -2% 48% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
t2 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Eisenreich B. Welch -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR P. Tabler B. Welch -1% 45% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK M. McGwire B. Saberhagen -6% 39% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b2 0-0 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  OAK D. Henderson B. Saberhagen -3% 35% Walk
b2 0-0 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O OAK R. Hassey B. Saberhagen 6% 41% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 12- 3,(2-0)  O OAK L. Blankenship B. Saberhagen 4% 45% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; McGwire to 3B; Blankenship to 1B
b2 0-0 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O OAK S. Javier B. Saberhagen 5% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Bob Welch facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Buckner B. Welch -2% 48% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
t3 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR B. Boone B. Welch -2% 46% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t3 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Wellman B. Welch -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK W. Weiss B. Saberhagen 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O OAK T. Phillips B. Saberhagen 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK C. Lansford B. Saberhagen 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 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer B. Welch -3% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR K. Stillwell B. Welch -2% 45% Lineout: LF
t4 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR G. Brett B. Welch -1% 44% Lineout: CF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O OAK D. Parker B. Saberhagen 3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  OAK M. McGwire B. Saberhagen -3% 44% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b4 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK D. Henderson B. Saberhagen 3% 47% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK R. Hassey B. Saberhagen 3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Bob Welch facing 4-5-6
t5 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR B. Jackson B. Welch -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R KCR J. Eisenreich B. Welch 15% 62% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t5 1-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR P. Tabler B. Welch -2% 61% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t5 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR B. Buckner B. Welch 1% 62% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t5 1-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Boone B. Welch -2% 60% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 7-8-9
b5 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  OAK L. Blankenship B. Saberhagen -15% 45% Triple to RF (Line Drive)
b5 0-1 0 --3 6,(3-2)  RO OAK S. Javier B. Saberhagen 1% 46% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Blankenship Scores
b5 1-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK W. Weiss B. Saberhagen 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b5 1-1 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O OAK T. Phillips B. Saberhagen 1% 50% Lineout: LF (Deep LF-CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Athletics 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Curt Young facing 9-1-2
Curt Young replaces Bob Welch pitching
t6 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Wellman C. Young -3% 47% Lineout: SS
t6 1-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR K. Seitzer C. Young 4% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t6 1-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR K. Stillwell C. Young -4% 46% Flyball: LF
t6 1-1 2 1-- 3,(2-1)  O KCR G. Brett C. Young -3% 43% Seitzer Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 2-3-4
b6 1-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK C. Lansford B. Saberhagen -5% 38% Walk
b6 1-1 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O OAK D. Parker B. Saberhagen 5% 42% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b6 1-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. McGwire B. Saberhagen 4% 47% Flyball: CF
b6 1-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK D. Henderson B. Saberhagen -2% 45% Wild Pitch; Lansford to 2B
b6 1-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O OAK D. Henderson B. Saberhagen 5% 50% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Athletics 1.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Curt Young facing 3-4-5
t7 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR G. Brett C. Young 11% 61% Double to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t7 1-1 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Jackson C. Young -7% 54% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t7 1-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. Eisenreich C. Young -6% 48% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t7 1-1 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR P. Tabler C. Young 1% 49% Walk
t7 1-1 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Buckner C. Young -7% 42% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 6-7-8
b7 1-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK R. Hassey B. Saberhagen 4% 45% Strikeout Swinging
b7 1-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK L. Blankenship B. Saberhagen 3% 48% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
b7 1-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK S. Javier B. Saberhagen 2% 50% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Athletics 1.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Todd Burns facing 8-9-1
Todd Burns replaces Curt Young pitching
t8 1-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR B. Boone T. Burns 7% 57% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Gary Thurman pinch runs for Bob Boone (C) batting 8th
t8 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR B. Wellman T. Burns 10% 67% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt (Bunt to Front of Home); Thurman to 2B
t8 1-1 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer T. Burns -10% 57% Strikeout Swinging
t8 1-1 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell T. Burns -6% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B; Thurman to 3B; Wellman to 2B
Matt Young replaces Todd Burns pitching
t8 1-1 2 -23 3,(1-1)  RR KCR G. Brett M. Young 35% 87% Single to LF (Line Drive); Thurman Scores/unER; Wellman Scores/unER; Brett to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t8 3-1 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  KCR B. Jackson M. Young 0% 87% Wild Pitch; Brett to 3B
t8 3-1 2 --3 4,(3-0)  KCR B. Jackson M. Young 0% 87% Intentional Walk
t8 3-1 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  RR KCR J. Eisenreich M. Young 9% 97% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Brett Scores/Team unER; Jackson Scores/Team unER
t8 5-1 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  R KCR P. Tabler M. Young 2% 98% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Eisenreich Scores/Team unER
t8 6-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR B. Buckner M. Young 0% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Tabler to 2B
t8 6-1 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR G. Thurman M. Young -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
5 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
Mike Macfarlane replaces Pat Tabler (RF) playing C batting 6th
Gary Thurman moves from PR to CF
Jim Eisenreich moves from CF to RF
b8 1-6 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O OAK W. Weiss B. Saberhagen 1% 99% Strikeout Looking
b8 1-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK T. Phillips B. Saberhagen 0% 99% Flyball: LF
b8 1-6 2 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK C. Lansford B. Saberhagen -0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b8 1-6 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK D. Parker B. Saberhagen 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Athletics 1.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Athletics' Jim Corsi facing 9-1-2
Jim Corsi replaces Matt Young pitching
Lance Blankenship moves from RF to 2B
Mike Gallego replaces Carney Lansford playing 3B batting 2nd
Felix Jose replaces Tony Phillips (2B) playing LF batting 1st
Stan Javier moves from LF to CF
Dann Howitt replaces Dave Henderson (CF) playing RF batting 5th
t9 6-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR B. Wellman J. Corsi -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 6-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR K. Seitzer J. Corsi 0% 99% Walk
t9 6-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR K. Stillwell J. Corsi -0% 99% Flyball: LF
t9 6-1 2 1-- 9,(3-2)  O KCR G. Brett J. Corsi -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Jeff Montgomery facing 4-5-6
Jeff Montgomery replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
b9 1-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  OAK M. McGwire J. Montgomery -1% 99% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
Billy Beane pinch runs for Mark McGwire (1B) batting 4th
b9 1-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O OAK D. Howitt J. Montgomery 1% 99% Flyball: CF
b9 1-6 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  OAK R. Hassey J. Montgomery -1% 98% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Beane to 2B
b9 1-6 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O OAK L. Blankenship J. Montgomery 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 1-6 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O OAK S. Javier J. Montgomery 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Athletics 1.

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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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