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11
5
Tuesday, June 4, 1996, 12:17
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 11,524, Time of Game: 2:42
Royals
3
25-33
 Lost 2 
5th, 12½ GB
at Athletics
8
26-30
 Won 2 
4th, 8½ GB
W: Don Wengert (2-2)
L: Mark Gubicza (4-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   1  2  0   0  0  0    3 10  0
Athletics       0  0  0   0  6  2   0  0  X    8 16  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
Johnny Damon RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .281 .333 .417 .750 13 12 -0.095 0.72 0.000 -0.095 -1.3 1 0
Tom Goodwin CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .267 .312 .301 .613 6 6 0.019 0.68 0.053 -0.034 0.3 1 0
Keith Lockhart 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .318 .379 .465 .843 7 6 0.001 0.88 0.068 -0.067 -0.5 1 0 2B,GDP
   Chris Stynes PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .355 .355 .387 .742 1 1 -0.009 0.35 0.000 -0.009 -0.3 0 0
Bob Hamelin DH 3 0 2 1 0 0 3 .209 .395 .374 .769 14 7 0.095 1.10 0.120 -0.025 0.9
   Joe Vitiello PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .388 .476 .864 5 3 -0.005 0.21 0.000 -0.005 -0.2
Jose Offerman 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .278 .372 .340 .712 21 15 -0.141 0.96 0.000 -0.141 -1.6 7 0 GDP
Joe Randa 3B-2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .280 .337 .387 .724 16 10 -0.039 0.60 0.013 -0.052 -0.6 1 1
Craig Paquette LF-3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .217 .239 .398 .636 14 8 0.093 0.69 0.096 -0.002 0.8 3 1 2B
Mike Macfarlane C 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .264 .315 .430 .745 14 9 -0.006 1.30 0.103 -0.108 0.1 9 1 2B
David Howard SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .244 .291 .341 .632 22 13 0.023 0.69 0.064 -0.041 0.0 1 5
Mark Gubicza P 0 1
   Julio Valera P 0 0
   Jason Jacome P 0 1
   Tim Pugh P 0 0
Team Totals 36 3 10 3 0 6 36 .278 .278 .361 .639 133 90 -0.064 0.81 0.517 -0.579 -2.5 24 10
2B: C Paquette (3, off D Wengert); K Lockhart (12, off D Wengert); M Macfarlane (12, off D Wengert).
TB: M Macfarlane 3; C Paquette 3; K Lockhart 2; B Hamelin 2; J Randa; T Goodwin; D Howard.
GIDP: K Lockhart (4); J Offerman (3).
RBI: B Hamelin (23); T Goodwin (11); D Howard (20).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Jacome-D Howard-J Offerman.
Outfield Assists: C Paquette (P Plantier at home plate).

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ernie Young CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 5 .232 .307 .411 .718 20 12 -0.015 0.67 0.046 -0.060 -0.0 2 0 HBP
Brent Gates 2B 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .272 .329 .374 .703 17 12 0.055 0.69 0.100 -0.045 0.1 1 3
Jason Giambi 3B 5 2 4 2 0 0 5 .335 .404 .558 .962 15 11 0.200 0.66 0.202 -0.001 2.0 0 3 HR,2B
   Torey Lovullo 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .264 .362 .626 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 3 0
Mark McGwire 1B 4 2 3 2 1 1 5 .345 .483 .750 1.233 18 9 0.118 0.89 0.151 -0.032 1.8 9 1 HR,2B,IW
   Tony Batista PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Geronimo Berroa DH 4 1 2 0 1 1 5 .266 .306 .502 .808 26 14 0.003 1.11 0.094 -0.091 0.4
Phil Plantier LF 3 0 0 1 1 3 5 .191 .297 .287 .584 25 17 0.017 0.93 0.045 -0.029 -1.1 1 0 SF
   Allen Battle LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .299 .244 .543 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Terry Steinbach C 4 0 3 0 0 1 4 .272 .342 .483 .825 23 13 -0.093 1.13 0.016 -0.109 -0.4 6 0 2B
Jose Herrera RF 4 1 2 3 0 0 4 .297 .338 .422 .760 9 7 0.251 1.20 0.299 -0.049 2.0 1 0 HR
Mike Bordick SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .223 .317 .296 .613 22 16 -0.100 0.88 0.000 -0.100 -1.6 3 5 GDP
Don Wengert P 1 0
   Buddy Groom P 0 0
   Carlos Reyes P 0 0
Team Totals 37 8 16 8 3 10 42 .432 .476 .757 1.233 175 111 0.436 0.90 0.953 -0.516 3.1 27 13
2B: J Giambi (15, off M Gubicza); M McGwire (8, off M Gubicza); T Steinbach (14, off M Gubicza).
HR: J Herrera (1, off J Valera, 5th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep RF Line); J Giambi (9, off J Valera, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep CF-RF); M McGwire (13, off J Valera, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF).
SF: P Plantier (1, off M Gubicza).
IBB: M McGwire (2, by T Pugh).
HBP: E Young (3, by T Pugh).
TB: J Giambi 8; M McGwire 7; J Herrera 5; T Steinbach 4; G Berroa 2; E Young; B Gates.
GIDP: M Bordick (3).
RBI: J Herrera 3 (9); M McGwire 2 (31); J Giambi 2 (34); P Plantier (17).
2-out RBI: J Herrera 3; M McGwire; J Giambi.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Bordick-M McGwire; M Bordick-B Gates-M McGwire.
E: M Bordick (5).

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, L (4-8) 4.1 11 5 5 1 6 0 5.14 24 96 62 32 10 20 10 7 4 0 26 -0.192 1.29 -1.2
Julio Valera 1.1 4 3 3 0 2 3 4.97 8 38 25 13 4 8 1 5 2 0 2 2 -0.255 0.73 -3.4
Jason Jacome 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.04 4 17 13 9 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0.009 0.13 0.9
Tim Pugh 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 8.39 6 24 11 5 2 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.002 0.04 0.6
Team Totals 8 16 8 8 3 10 3 9.00 42 175 111 59 18 34 14 14 8 0 26 3 2 -0.436 0.90 -3.1

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
Don Wengert, W (2-2) 6 9 3 2 0 6 0 4.14 26 96 65 35 6 24 10 10 6 0 50 0.016 1.04 0.6
Buddy Groom 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.31 6 26 18 10 3 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0.040 0.25 1.2
Carlos Reyes 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.92 4 11 7 5 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.008 0.10 0.6
Team Totals 9 10 3 2 0 6 0 2.00 36 133 90 50 9 31 19 11 6 0 50 0 0 0.064 0.81 2.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: T Pugh (2; E Young).
IBB: T Pugh (3; M McGwire).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Hirschbeck, 1B - Jim Joyce, 2B - Jim McKean, 3B - Ted Hendry.
Time of Game: 2:42.
Attendance: 11,524.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 12mph out to Rightfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Oakland Athletics
1 Johnny Damon RF 1 Ernie Young CF
2 Tom Goodwin CF 2 Brent Gates 2B
3 Keith Lockhart 2B 3 Jason Giambi 3B
4 Bob Hamelin DH 4 Mark McGwire 1B
5 Jose Offerman 1B 5 Geronimo Berroa DH
6 Joe Randa 3B 6 Phil Plantier LF
7 Craig Paquette LF 7 Terry Steinbach C
8 Mike Macfarlane C 8 Jose Herrera RF
9 David Howard SS 9 Mike Bordick SS
Mark Gubicza P Don Wengert P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 3-3 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  RRR OAK J. Herrera J. Valera 28% 85% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); McGwire Scores; Berroa Scores
b5 0-3 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  R OAK J. Giambi M. Gubicza 12% 48% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Young Scores; Gates to 3B
t5 1-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Macfarlane D. Wengert -10% 24% Double to LF (Line Drive); Paquette to 3B
b5 0-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK B. Gates M. Gubicza 10% 37% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Young to 3B
b5 2-3 0 12- 5,(2-2)  OAK G. Berroa M. Gubicza 9% 66% Single to CF (Line Drive); Giambi to 3B; McGwire 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' Don Wengert facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Damon D. Wengert 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Goodwin D. Wengert 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR K. Lockhart D. Wengert 1% 55% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 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 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK E. Young M. Gubicza -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK B. Gates M. Gubicza -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK J. Giambi M. Gubicza 2% 53% Double to CF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O OAK M. McGwire M. Gubicza -3% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Don Wengert facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR B. Hamelin D. Wengert 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman D. Wengert 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR J. Randa D. Wengert -1% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t2 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR C. Paquette D. Wengert -4% 49% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Randa to 3B
t2 0-0 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane D. Wengert 6% 56% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK G. Berroa M. Gubicza -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK P. Plantier M. Gubicza -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  OAK T. Steinbach M. Gubicza 1% 53% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b2 0-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  OAK J. Herrera M. Gubicza 2% 55% Single to P (Ground Ball); Steinbach to 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O OAK M. Bordick M. Gubicza -5% 50% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Don Wengert facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. Howard D. Wengert 3% 53% Popfly: CF
t3 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Damon D. Wengert 2% 55% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Goodwin D. Wengert 1% 56% Bunt Popfly: P
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 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK E. Young M. Gubicza -3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK B. Gates M. Gubicza -2% 51% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  OAK J. Giambi M. Gubicza 1% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line)
b3 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK M. McGwire M. Gubicza 4% 57% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Giambi to 3B
b3 0-0 2 -23 7,(3-2)  O OAK G. Berroa M. Gubicza -7% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Don Wengert facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR K. Lockhart D. Wengert -7% 43% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t4 0-0 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  R KCR B. Hamelin D. Wengert -8% 35% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Lockhart Scores
t4 1-0 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  OO KCR J. Offerman D. Wengert 8% 43% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
t4 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Randa D. Wengert 1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 6-7-8
b4 0-1 0 --- 9,(3-2)  OAK P. Plantier M. Gubicza 5% 49% Walk
b4 0-1 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O OAK T. Steinbach M. Gubicza -3% 47% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Plantier out at Hm/LF-3B; Steinbach to 2B
b4 0-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O OAK J. Herrera M. Gubicza -5% 42% Popfly: LF (Short LF)
b4 0-1 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  O OAK M. Bordick M. Gubicza -4% 38% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Athletics 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Don Wengert facing 7-8-9
t5 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR C. Paquette D. Wengert -4% 34% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Paquette to 1B
t5 1-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Macfarlane D. Wengert -10% 24% Double to LF (Line Drive); Paquette to 3B
t5 1-0 0 -23 7,(3-2)  R KCR D. Howard D. Wengert -6% 17% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Paquette Scores/unER; Macfarlane to 3B
t5 2-0 0 1-3 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Damon D. Wengert 4% 22% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Macfarlane stays at 3B; Damon to 1B
t5 2-0 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R KCR T. Goodwin D. Wengert -5% 17% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Macfarlane Scores; Damon to 2B
t5 3-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR K. Lockhart D. Wengert 6% 22% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
b5 0-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK E. Young M. Gubicza 4% 27% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b5 0-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK B. Gates M. Gubicza 10% 37% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Young to 3B
b5 0-3 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  R OAK J. Giambi M. Gubicza 12% 48% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Young Scores; Gates to 3B
b5 1-3 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  R OAK M. McGwire M. Gubicza 8% 56% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole); Gates Scores; Giambi to 2B
b5 2-3 0 12- 5,(2-2)  OAK G. Berroa M. Gubicza 9% 66% Single to CF (Line Drive); Giambi to 3B; McGwire to 2B
b5 2-3 0 123 2,(0-1)  RO OAK P. Plantier M. Gubicza -0% 65% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Giambi Scores; McGwire to 3B
Julio Valera replaces Mark Gubicza pitching
b5 3-3 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  O OAK T. Steinbach J. Valera -8% 57% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-3 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  RRR OAK J. Herrera J. Valera 28% 85% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); McGwire Scores; Berroa Scores
b5 6-3 2 --- 8,(2-2)  O OAK M. Bordick J. Valera -1% 84% Strikeout Looking (C-1B)
6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 6.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-6, Athletics' Don Wengert facing 4-5-6
t6 3-6 0 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR B. Hamelin D. Wengert -4% 80% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t6 3-6 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman D. Wengert 4% 84% Strikeout Looking
t6 3-6 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Randa D. Wengert 3% 87% Strikeout Looking
t6 3-6 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  KCR C. Paquette D. Wengert -2% 85% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Hamelin to 2B
t6 3-6 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane D. Wengert 5% 90% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-3, Royals' Julio Valera facing 1-2-3
b6 6-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK E. Young J. Valera -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 6-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK B. Gates J. Valera -1% 88% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b6 6-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  R OAK J. Giambi J. Valera 5% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b6 7-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  R OAK M. McGwire J. Valera 3% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b6 8-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  OAK G. Berroa J. Valera 0% 96% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
Jason Jacome replaces Julio Valera pitching
b6 8-3 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O OAK P. Plantier J. Jacome -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 8.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-8, Athletics' Buddy Groom facing 9-1-2
Buddy Groom replaces Don Wengert pitching
t7 3-8 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR D. Howard B. Groom 1% 97% Flyball: CF
t7 3-8 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O KCR J. Damon B. Groom 1% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 3-8 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR T. Goodwin B. Groom 0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 8-3, Royals' Jason Jacome facing 7-8-9
b7 8-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  OAK T. Steinbach J. Jacome 0% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b7 8-3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK J. Herrera J. Jacome -0% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Herrera to 1B
b7 8-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO OAK M. Bordick J. Jacome -0% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 8.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-8, Athletics' Buddy Groom facing 3-4-5
Chris Stynes pinch hits for Keith Lockhart (2B) batting 3rd
t8 3-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Stynes B. Groom 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
Joe Vitiello pinch hits for Bob Hamelin (DH) batting 4th
t8 3-8 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Vitiello B. Groom 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-8 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Offerman B. Groom 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 8-3, Royals' Tim Pugh facing 1-2-3
Tim Pugh replaces Jason Jacome pitching
Joe Randa moves from 3B to 2B
Craig Paquette moves from LF to 3B
Chris Stynes moves from PH to LF
b8 8-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK E. Young T. Pugh 0% 99% Hit By Pitch
b8 8-3 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O OAK B. Gates T. Pugh -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B); Young to 2B
b8 8-3 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O OAK J. Giambi T. Pugh -0% 99% Lineout: CF
b8 8-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  OAK M. McGwire T. Pugh 0% 99% Intentional Walk
Tony Batista pinch runs for Mark McGwire (1B) batting 4th
b8 8-3 2 12- 6,(3-2)  OAK G. Berroa T. Pugh 0% 99% Walk; Young to 3B; Batista to 2B
b8 8-3 2 123 4,(1-2)  O OAK P. Plantier T. Pugh -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 8.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-8, Athletics' Carlos Reyes facing 6-7-8
Carlos Reyes replaces Buddy Groom pitching
Torey Lovullo replaces Jason Giambi (3B) playing 1B batting 3rd
Tony Batista moves from PR to 3B
Allen Battle replaces Phil Plantier playing LF batting 6th
t9 3-8 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Randa C. Reyes 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 3-8 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR C. Paquette C. Reyes 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t9 3-8 2 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Macfarlane C. Reyes -0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 3-8 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR D. Howard C. Reyes 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 8.

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