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Standings
TOR
@ANA
4
5
 
(13)
BAL
@BOS
2
4
NYY
@CHW
4
3
KCR
@SEA
5
6
DET
@TEX
7
6
CHC
@NYM
6
4
PHI
@PIT
10
2
Monday, April 21, 1997, 7:04
, Kingdome
Attendance: 42,606, Time of Game: 2:38
Royals
5
7-9
 Lost 2 
4th, 2 GB
at Mariners
6
12-7
 Won 2 
1st
W: Bobby Ayala (1-0)
L: Brian Bevil (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  3   2  0  0    5  7  1
Mariners        1  1  0   0  1  0   3  0  X    6  9  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
Bip Roberts LF 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .375 .394 .453 .847 24 14 -0.021 1.16 0.088 -0.109 0.4 1 0 SB
Jay Bell SS 4 1 0 0 1 3 5 .318 .343 .576 .919 23 13 -0.093 1.32 0.042 -0.135 -0.8 1 1
Jeff King 1B 2 2 1 2 2 0 4 .327 .455 .633 1.087 16 5 0.366 1.47 0.397 -0.032 2.6 9 1 HR
Chili Davis DH 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .273 .385 .318 .703 18 11 -0.051 1.24 0.043 -0.094 -0.7
Joe Vitiello RF 2 0 1 0 2 1 4 .321 .457 .357 .814 20 9 0.002 1.23 0.082 -0.080 0.0 2 0
   Johnny Damon PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .320 .409 .729 -0.018 0.63 0.000 -0.018 -0.2 1 0 CS
Craig Paquette 3B 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .267 .302 .500 .802 15 8 -0.056 2.17 0.162 -0.218 -0.2 2 1 2B,GDP
Mike Macfarlane C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .080 .080 .200 .280 8 6 0.063 1.21 0.141 -0.078 0.4 2 0
Shane Halter 2B 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 14 11 -0.018 1.03 0.029 -0.047 -0.2 1 2
   Scott Cooper PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .235 .300 .471 .771 7 4 -0.028 1.05 0.000 -0.028 -0.1
   David Howard 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .351 .303 .654 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Tom Goodwin CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .143 .217 .190 .408 9 7 -0.174 1.66 0.000 -0.174 -1.0 4 0
Jose Rosado P 0 1
   Brian Bevil P 0 0
   Randy Veres P 0 1
   Jamie Walker P 0 0
Team Totals 32 5 7 5 6 9 38 .219 .342 .344 .686 154 88 -0.028 1.36 0.984 -1.013 0.1 24 7
2B: C Paquette (6, off R Johnson).
HR: J King (3, off B Ayala, 7th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
TB: J King 4; B Roberts 2; C Paquette 2; M Macfarlane; J Vitiello; S Halter.
GIDP: C Paquette (6).
RBI: J King 2 (15); C Paquette 2 (6); M Macfarlane (4).
2-out RBI: C Paquette 2; M Macfarlane.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
E: M Macfarlane (2).
Baserunning
SB: B Roberts (3, 2nd base off R Johnson/D Wilson).
CS: J Damon (4, 2nd base by B Ayala/D Wilson).

Seattle Mariners

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rich Amaral LF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .333 .429 .389 .817 8 7 0.033 0.97 0.075 -0.043 0.2 2 0 SB
   Paul Sorrento PH-1B 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .295 .317 .475 .793 6 2 0.072 2.31 0.072 0.000 0.4 1 0
Alex Rodriguez SS 4 2 1 0 0 1 4 .329 .396 .500 .896 18 9 -0.131 1.48 0.016 -0.147 -1.0 0 3 2B
Ken Griffey CF 3 1 2 4 0 0 4 .382 .469 .868 1.337 10 6 0.458 1.54 0.470 -0.012 2.9 4 0 3B,SF
Edgar Martinez DH 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .313 .412 .567 .979 14 8 0.033 0.91 0.063 -0.029 -0.3 SF
Jay Buhner RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .215 .393 .369 .762 23 11 0.042 0.79 0.074 -0.032 0.4 3 0
Mike Blowers 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .071 .188 .286 .473 6 6 -0.060 1.19 0.000 -0.060 -0.8 5 0 SH
   Lee Tinsley LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .237 .297 .322 .619 2 1 0.021 0.57 0.021 0.000 0.4 1 0
Dan Wilson C 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .339 .394 .458 .852 10 7 -0.062 0.96 0.011 -0.073 -0.7 9 1 SH
Russ Davis 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .311 .382 .557 .940 9 6 -0.080 1.05 0.017 -0.097 -0.8 0 1
Alvaro Espinoza 2B 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 .231 .231 .231 .462 6 5 0.074 1.03 0.090 -0.016 0.7 2 1
   Joey Cora PH-2B 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .173 .306 .212 .518 9 3 0.071 1.74 0.100 -0.028 0.2 0 0
Randy Johnson P 0 1
   Bobby Ayala P 0 0
   Scott Sanders P 0 0
   Greg McCarthy P 0 0
   Norm Charlton P 0 1
Team Totals 29 6 9 6 3 2 36 .310 .353 .414 .767 121 71 0.471 1.17 1.009 -0.537 1.7 27 8
2B: A Rodriguez (8, off J Rosado).
3B: K Griffey (1, off B Bevil).
SF: K Griffey (1, off J Rosado); E Martinez (4, off B Bevil).
SH: M Blowers (1, off J Rosado); D Wilson (1, off R Veres).
TB: K Griffey 4; A Rodriguez 2; R Davis; J Buhner; A Espinoza; L Tinsley; R Amaral; D Wilson.
RBI: K Griffey 4 (25); E Martinez (12); A Espinoza (1).
2-out RBI: K Griffey; A Espinoza.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Rodriguez-A Espinoza-M Blowers.
E: D Wilson (1).
Baserunning
SB: R Amaral (4, 2nd base off J Rosado/M Macfarlane).

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
Jose Rosado 6 7 3 2 1 2 0 2.49 26 83 53 31 6 16 9 14 4 0 49 0.001 0.90 0.3
Brian Bevil, BS (2), L (0-2) 1 1 3 3 2 0 0 9.00 6 28 12 8 0 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 -0.506 2.38 -2.5
Randy Veres 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.23 3 6 4 3 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.006 0.73 0.2
Jamie Walker 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.91 1 4 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.028 1.00 0.4
Team Totals 8 9 6 5 3 2 0 5.62 36 121 71 43 7 21 12 19 7 0 49 1 0 -0.471 1.17 -1.7

Seattle Mariners

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
Randy Johnson 6 5 3 3 5 5 0 3.24 27 108 61 35 5 21 6 11 5 0 50 0.001 1.31 0.3
Bobby Ayala, W (1-0) 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 5.54 5 22 14 6 4 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 -0.269 1.04 -1.5
Scott Sanders, H (1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 10.18 2 7 4 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.098 1.89 0.4
Greg McCarthy, H (3) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.57 1 7 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.028 1.05 0.1
Norm Charlton, S (6) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.76 3 12 7 3 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.172 2.20 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 5 5 6 9 1 5.00 38 156 90 50 12 28 8 15 8 0 50 0 0 0.030 1.36 -0.1
Balks: None.
WP: B Bevil (1); R Johnson (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe Brinkman, 1B - Ken Kaiser, 2B - Tim Welke, 3B - Derryl Cousins.
Time of Game: 2:38.
Attendance: 42,606.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 2mph out to Centerfield, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Seattle Mariners
1 Bip Roberts LF 1 Rich Amaral LF
2 Jay Bell SS 2 Alex Rodriguez SS
3 Jeff King 1B 3 Ken Griffey CF
4 Chili Davis DH 4 Edgar Martinez DH
5 Joe Vitiello RF 5 Jay Buhner RF
6 Craig Paquette 3B 6 Mike Blowers 1B
7 Mike Macfarlane C 7 Dan Wilson C
8 Shane Halter 2B 8 Russ Davis 3B
9 Tom Goodwin CF 9 Alvaro Espinoza 2B
Jose Rosado P Randy Johnson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 3-5 1 12- 4,(2-1)  RR SEA K. Griffey B. Bevil 38% 69% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Sorrento Scores; Rodriguez Scores
t7 3-3 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR KCR J. King B. Ayala -29% 21% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Bell Scores; King Scores
t6 0-3 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RR KCR C. Paquette R. Johnson -16% 68% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); King Scores; Davis Scores
t6 2-3 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR M. Macfarlane R. Johnson -14% 54% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Paquette Scores
b7 3-5 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O SEA A. Rodriguez B. Bevil -10% 30% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B (Weak 3B); Sorrento to 2B; Rodriguez 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, Mariners' Randy Johnson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR B. Roberts R. Johnson -3% 47% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Bell R. Johnson 3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. King R. Johnson -3% 46% Walk; Roberts to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR C. Davis R. Johnson 4% 51% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
t1 0-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Vitiello R. Johnson -3% 48% Walk; Roberts to 3B; King to 2B
t1 0-0 2 123 5,(2-2)  O KCR C. Paquette R. Johnson 7% 55% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mariners Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  SEA R. Amaral J. Rosado 3% 58% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O SEA A. Rodriguez J. Rosado 1% 59% Strikeout Swinging, Amaral Steals 2B; Amaral to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
b1 0-0 1 --3 2,(1-0)  RO SEA K. Griffey J. Rosado 2% 61% Foul Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Short LF Foul); Amaral Scores/unER
b1 1-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O SEA E. Martinez J. Rosado -1% 60% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Mariners' Randy Johnson facing 7-8-9
t2 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane R. Johnson 3% 62% Flyball: LF
t2 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR S. Halter R. Johnson 2% 64% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR T. Goodwin R. Johnson 1% 65% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mariners Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O SEA J. Buhner J. Rosado -2% 63% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b2 1-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O SEA M. Blowers J. Rosado -1% 62% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b2 1-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  SEA D. Wilson J. Rosado 1% 63% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 1-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  SEA R. Davis J. Rosado 2% 65% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Wilson to 2B
b2 1-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  R SEA A. Espinoza J. Rosado 9% 74% Single to CF (Line Drive); Wilson Scores; Davis to 2B
b2 2-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O SEA R. Amaral J. Rosado -3% 71% Foul Popfly: 1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Mariners' Randy Johnson facing 1-2-3
t3 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR B. Roberts R. Johnson -4% 67% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
t3 0-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Bell R. Johnson 4% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR J. King R. Johnson 3% 74% Lineout: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t3 0-2 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  KCR C. Davis R. Johnson -1% 72% Roberts Steals 2B; Roberts to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
t3 0-2 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O KCR C. Davis R. Johnson 4% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mariners Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 2-3-4
b3 2-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O SEA A. Rodriguez J. Rosado -2% 74% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O SEA K. Griffey J. Rosado -1% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
b3 2-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O SEA E. Martinez J. Rosado -1% 72% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Mariners' Randy Johnson facing 5-6-7
t4 0-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Vitiello R. Johnson -4% 68% Walk
t4 0-2 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO KCR C. Paquette R. Johnson 9% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t4 0-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Macfarlane R. Johnson 1% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 5-6-7
b4 2-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  SEA J. Buhner J. Rosado 2% 80% Walk
b4 2-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O SEA M. Blowers J. Rosado -2% 78% Flyball: RF
b4 2-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O SEA D. Wilson J. Rosado -1% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B); Buhner to 2B
b4 2-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O SEA R. Davis J. Rosado -2% 74% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Mariners' Randy Johnson facing 8-9-1
t5 0-2 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O KCR S. Halter R. Johnson 3% 77% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR T. Goodwin R. Johnson 2% 79% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t5 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Roberts R. Johnson 1% 81% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 9-1-2
b5 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O SEA A. Espinoza J. Rosado -2% 79% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b5 2-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O SEA R. Amaral J. Rosado -1% 78% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  SEA A. Rodriguez J. Rosado 2% 80% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b5 2-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R SEA K. Griffey J. Rosado 7% 87% Single to RF (Line Drive); Rodriguez Scores
b5 3-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O SEA E. Martinez J. Rosado -1% 86% Popfly: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Mariners' Randy Johnson facing 2-3-4
t6 0-3 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR J. Bell R. Johnson 3% 88% Flyball: RF
t6 0-3 1 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. King R. Johnson -3% 85% Walk
t6 0-3 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  KCR C. Davis R. Johnson -4% 81% Walk; King to 2B
t6 0-3 1 12- 6,(2-2)  KCR J. Vitiello R. Johnson -5% 76% Wild Pitch; King to 3B; Davis to 2B
t6 0-3 1 -23 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Vitiello R. Johnson 8% 84% Strikeout Looking
t6 0-3 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RR KCR C. Paquette R. Johnson -16% 68% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); King Scores; Davis Scores
t6 2-3 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR M. Macfarlane R. Johnson -14% 54% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Paquette Scores
t6 3-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR S. Halter R. Johnson -3% 51% Single to 3B (Bunt to P's Right); Macfarlane to 2B
t6 3-3 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR T. Goodwin R. Johnson 7% 58% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Mariners 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Mariners Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Jose Rosado facing 5-6-7
b6 3-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  SEA J. Buhner J. Rosado 5% 63% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b6 3-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O SEA M. Blowers J. Rosado -2% 61% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Buhner to 2B
b6 3-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O SEA D. Wilson J. Rosado -5% 55% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b6 3-3 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O SEA R. Davis J. Rosado -5% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Mariners 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, Mariners' Bobby Ayala facing 1-2-3
Bobby Ayala replaces Randy Johnson pitching
t7 3-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Roberts B. Ayala 4% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t7 3-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Bell B. Ayala -4% 50% Walk
t7 3-3 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR KCR J. King B. Ayala -29% 21% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Bell Scores; King Scores
t7 5-3 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR C. Davis B. Ayala 1% 22% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Vitiello B. Ayala -1% 21% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
Johnny Damon pinch runs for Joe Vitiello (RF) batting 5th
t7 5-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR C. Paquette B. Ayala 2% 23% Damon Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Mariners 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Mariners Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Brian Bevil facing 9-1-2
Brian Bevil replaces Jose Rosado pitching
Johnny Damon moves from PR to RF
Joey Cora pinch hits for Alvaro Espinoza (2B) batting 9th
b7 3-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  SEA J. Cora B. Bevil 7% 30% Walk
Paul Sorrento pinch hits for Rich Amaral (LF) batting 1st
b7 3-5 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  SEA P. Sorrento B. Bevil 3% 33% Wild Pitch; Cora to 2B
b7 3-5 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  SEA P. Sorrento B. Bevil 7% 40% Walk
b7 3-5 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O SEA A. Rodriguez B. Bevil -10% 30% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B (Weak 3B); Sorrento to 2B; Rodriguez to 1B
b7 3-5 1 12- 4,(2-1)  RR SEA K. Griffey B. Bevil 38% 69% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Sorrento Scores; Rodriguez Scores
b7 5-5 1 --3 2,(1-0)  RO SEA E. Martinez B. Bevil 6% 75% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Griffey Scores
b7 6-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O SEA J. Buhner B. Bevil -1% 74% Lineout: CF
3 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Mariners 6.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-6, Mariners' Scott Sanders facing 6-7-8
Scott Sanders replaces Bobby Ayala pitching
Paul Sorrento moves from PH to 1B
Joey Cora moves from PH to 2B
Lee Tinsley replaces Mike Blowers (1B) playing LF batting 6th
t8 5-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR C. Paquette S. Sanders 6% 79% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Macfarlane S. Sanders 4% 83% Lineout: LF (Deep LF-CF)
Greg McCarthy replaces Scott Sanders pitching
Scott Cooper pinch hits for Shane Halter (2B) batting 8th
t8 5-6 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR S. Cooper G. McCarthy 3% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Mariners 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 6-5, Royals' Randy Veres facing 6-7-8
Randy Veres replaces Brian Bevil pitching
David Howard replaces Scott Cooper (PH) playing 2B batting 8th
b8 6-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  SEA L. Tinsley R. Veres 2% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
b8 6-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O SEA D. Wilson R. Veres -1% 88% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Tinsley to 2B
b8 6-5 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O SEA R. Davis R. Veres -2% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Tinsley to 3B
Jamie Walker replaces Randy Veres pitching
b8 6-5 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O SEA J. Cora J. Walker -3% 83% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Mariners 6.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-6, Mariners' Norm Charlton facing 9-1-2
Norm Charlton replaces Greg McCarthy pitching
t9 5-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR T. Goodwin N. Charlton 8% 90% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t9 5-6 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR B. Roberts N. Charlton 6% 96% Lineout: CF
t9 5-6 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Bell N. Charlton 4% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Mariners 6.

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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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