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BAL
@ANA
3
4
CLE
@BOS
5
6
 
(11)
MIN
@OAK
2
3
KCR
@SEA
7
8
NYY
@TOR
3
2
 
(11)
FLA
@ARI
4
15
ATL
@COL
7
5
Monday, April 20, 1998, 7:06
, Kingdome
Attendance: 38,345, Time of Game: 3:24
Royals
7
8-11
 Lost 1 
2nd, 4 GB
at Mariners
8
9-10
 Won 6 
2nd, 3½ GB
W: Felipe Lira (1-0)
L: Danny Rios (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          2  0  2   2  1  0   0  0  0    7 12  0
Mariners        0  0  1   2  2  3   0  0  X    8 12  2

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Shane Halter RF-3B 3 1 2 0 1 0 .324 .861 23 13 0.181 1.01 0.201 -0.020 1.3 2 0 2·2B,SH
Jose Offerman 2B 5 2 2 1 0 2 .354 .817 21 13 -0.009 1.31 0.148 -0.157 0.9 1 1 2·SB
Shane Mack LF-RF 4 1 1 1 1 0 .375 1.019 24 15 -0.199 1.58 0.034 -0.234 -0.7 2 0 GDP
Dean Palmer DH 4 1 2 3 1 1 .342 1.028 24 13 0.084 1.31 0.176 -0.092 2.1 HR
Jeff King 1B 3 0 1 1 1 1 .273 .780 20 9 0.094 0.98 0.116 -0.021 0.1 8 0 SF
Ernie Young CF-RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .179 .519 9 7 -0.056 0.75 0.000 -0.056 -1.2 3 0
   Hal Morris PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 .437 1.059 6 5 -0.143 2.83 0.000 -0.143 -0.6 1 0
Terry Pendleton 3B 2 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .460 15 7 -0.042 0.67 0.006 -0.048 -0.6 0 0
   Johnny Damon CF 2 0 1 0 0 0 .282 .727 8 5 0.030 2.08 0.062 -0.033 0.0 1 0
Mike Sweeney C 5 1 1 1 0 0 .212 .595 18 12 -0.133 1.56 0.066 -0.199 -0.1 5 0 HR
Felix Martinez SS 3 1 2 0 0 0 .159 .411 9 5 0.096 0.88 0.149 -0.053 0.6 1 1 SB,CS,HBP
Chris Haney P 0 1
   Danny Rios P 0 0
   Matt Whisenant P 0 0
   Scott Service P 0 0
   Jim Pittsley P 0 0
Team Totals 36 7 12 7 5 7 .333 .974 177 104 -0.097 1.25 0.958 -1.056 2.0 24 3
2B: S Halter 2 (3, 1 off R Johnson, 1 off F Lira).
HR: D Palmer (6, off R Johnson; 3rd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); M Sweeney (2, off F Lira; 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
SF: J King (1, off F Lira).
SH: S Halter (2, off P Spoljaric).
HBP: F Martinez (1, by P Spoljaric).
TB: D Palmer 5; S Halter 4; M Sweeney 4; F Martinez 2; J Offerman 2; J King; S Mack; J Damon.
GIDP: S Mack (1).
RBI: D Palmer 3 (17); S Mack (7); J King (15); J Offerman (10); M Sweeney (4).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Martinez-J Offerman-J King.
Baserunning
SB: J Offerman 2 (6, 2nd base off R Johnson/D Wilson, 2nd base off F Lira/D Wilson); F Martinez (3, 2nd base off R Johnson/D Wilson).
CS: F Martinez (1, 3rd base by R Johnson/D Wilson).

Seattle Mariners

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joey Cora 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .659 13 11 -0.123 1.15 0.000 -0.123 -1.2 1 4
Alex Rodriguez SS 5 2 4 2 0 1 .356 1.134 22 14 0.318 1.00 0.332 -0.014 3.0 1 3 HR,2·2B,SB
Ken Griffey CF 3 2 2 2 1 0 .284 1.068 23 12 0.199 1.33 0.220 -0.021 2.3 3 0 HR,SB,SF,IW
Edgar Martinez DH 3 0 2 0 2 0 .254 .744 18 8 0.098 0.93 0.110 -0.012 1.1 2B
David Segui 1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 .392 1.221 11 6 -0.082 1.41 0.000 -0.082 -0.9 5 0
   Robert Perez RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .458 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rick Wilkins PH-1B 1 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .792 9 5 0.023 1.43 0.044 -0.021 0.1 0 0
   Jeff Huson 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .449 2 1 -0.044 1.41 0.000 -0.044 -0.8 3 0
Glenallen Hill LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 .386 1.014 18 12 -0.028 1.41 0.061 -0.089 -0.6 3 0 SF
Russ Davis 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .309 1.032 14 10 -0.233 1.38 0.000 -0.233 -2.1 1 2 GDP
Dan Wilson C 2 2 1 0 2 1 .265 .709 25 14 0.082 0.93 0.114 -0.032 0.7 7 1
Rich Amaral RF-1B-RF 2 1 1 2 0 0 .125 .625 2 2 0.075 0.67 0.101 -0.025 1.6 2 0 HR
   Rob Ducey PH-RF 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 10 6 0.116 1.99 0.156 -0.040 0.4 1 0 HBP
Randy Johnson P 0 0
   Felipe Lira P 0 0
   Paul Spoljaric P 0 0
   Heathcliff Slocumb P 0 0
   Bobby Ayala P 0 0
Team Totals 33 8 12 7 6 5 .364 1.180 167 101 0.401 1.23 1.138 -0.736 3.5 27 10
2B: A Rodriguez 2 (7, 1 off J Pittsley, 1 off D Rios); E Martinez (5, off C Haney).
HR: A Rodriguez (7, off C Haney; 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF); R Amaral (1, off C Haney; 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF Line); K Griffey (8, off C Haney; 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
SF: K Griffey (1, off M Whisenant); G Hill (1, off D Rios).
IBB: K Griffey (2, by J Pittsley).
HBP: R Ducey (1, by D Rios).
TB: A Rodriguez 9; K Griffey 5; R Amaral 4; E Martinez 3; G Hill 2; D Wilson.
GIDP: R Davis (2).
RBI: K Griffey 2 (22); A Rodriguez 2 (17); R Amaral 2 (2); G Hill (10).
2-out RBI: R Amaral 2; K Griffey.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Cora-J Huson.
E: R Davis (7); D Wilson (1).
Baserunning
SB: A Rodriguez (2, 3rd base off J Pittsley/M Sweeney); K Griffey (2, 2nd base off J Pittsley/M Sweeney).

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
Chris Haney 4 8 5 5 2 4 3 6.35 22 83 54 33 5 16 5 11 4 0 28 -0.171 0.87 -2.8
Danny Rios, L (0-1) 1.1 2 3 3 1 0 0 10.80 7 26 16 8 3 5 1 4 2 0 2 1 -0.190 2.42 -1.3
Matt Whisenant, BS (1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.79 2 10 5 4 0 1 0 2 1 0 2 2 -0.126 1.67 -0.5
Scott Service 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.84 5 26 16 7 4 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.049 0.95 0.6
Jim Pittsley 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 4.32 6 22 10 6 2 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0.036 1.01 0.6
Team Totals 8 12 8 8 6 5 3 9.00 42 167 101 58 14 29 8 22 9 0 28 4 3 -0.402 1.23 -3.5
C Haney faced 3 batters in the 5th inning.

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 3.1 8 6 6 3 3 1 7.46 20 79 43 26 4 13 5 9 5 0 20 -0.279 0.82 -3.3
Felipe Lira, W (1-0) 2.2 2 1 1 2 2 1 3.38 12 57 33 17 6 10 3 5 1 0 1 1 -0.026 0.53 -0.3
Paul Spoljaric, H (2) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.25 6 25 17 10 3 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.013 2.24 0.1
Heathcliff Slocumb, H (1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 23.82 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.214 4.53 1.0
Bobby Ayala, S (4) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 6.75 5 14 10 6 3 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 0.175 3.50 0.6
Team Totals 9 12 7 7 5 7 2 7.00 44 177 104 60 16 28 13 18 8 0 20 3 1 0.097 1.25 -2.0
Balks: R Johnson (1).
WP: D Rios (1); M Whisenant (1); F Lira (1).
HBP: P Spoljaric (1; F Martinez); D Rios (1; R Ducey).
IBB: J Pittsley (1; K Griffey).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Hirschbeck, 1B - Rich Garcia, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - Tim McClelland.
Time of Game: 3:24.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Seattle Mariners
1 Shane Halter RF 1 Joey Cora 2B
2 Jose Offerman 2B 2 Alex Rodriguez SS
3 Shane Mack LF 3 Ken Griffey CF
4 Dean Palmer DH 4 Edgar Martinez DH
5 Jeff King 1B 5 David Segui 1B
6 Ernie Young CF 6 Glenallen Hill LF
7 Terry Pendleton 3B 7 Russ Davis 3B
8 Mike Sweeney C 8 Dan Wilson C
9 Felix Martinez SS 9 Rich Amaral RF
Chris Haney P Randy Johnson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 7-8 1 12- 2,(1-1)  OO KCR S. Mack H. Slocumb 21% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b6 5-7 1 1-3 2,(0-2)  R SEA A. Rodriguez D. Rios 18% 56% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Wilson Scores; Ducey to 3B
b5 5-7 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  OO SEA R. Davis D. Rios -16% 23% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t9 7-8 2 12- 1,(0-1)  O KCR M. Sweeney B. Ayala 15% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 7-8 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR S. Halter P. Spoljaric -12% 52% Fielder's Choice C/Sacrifice Bunt; Martinez to 2B/Adv on E5

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 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR S. Halter R. Johnson -6% 44% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 5,(3-2)  KCR J. Offerman R. Johnson -6% 38% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Halter to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 KCR S. Mack R. Johnson -1% 37% Offerman Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -23 4,(1-2)  RO KCR S. Mack R. Johnson 0% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B; Halter Scores; Offerman to 3B
t1 1-0 1 --3 1,(0-1)  R KCR D. Palmer R. Johnson -5% 32% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Offerman Scores
t1 2-0 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. King R. Johnson -3% 30% Walk; Palmer to 2B
t1 2-0 1 12- 4,(0-2)  O KCR E. Young R. Johnson 3% 33% Strikeout Swinging
t1 2-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O KCR T. Pendleton R. Johnson 3% 36% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Chris Haney facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O SEA J. Cora C. Haney -2% 34% Flyball: LF
b1 0-2 1 --- 2,(0-2)  SEA A. Rodriguez C. Haney 3% 37% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b1 0-2 1 1-- 8,(2-2)  O SEA K. Griffey C. Haney -2% 34% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B); Rodriguez to 2B
b1 0-2 2 -2- 1,(0-1)  SEA E. Martinez C. Haney 2% 36% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Rodriguez to 3B
b1 0-2 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O SEA D. Segui C. Haney -5% 31% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mariners' Randy Johnson facing 8-9-1
t2 2-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney R. Johnson 2% 33% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t2 2-0 1 --- 2,(1-1)  KCR F. Martinez R. Johnson -2% 31% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t2 2-0 1 1-- KCR S. Halter R. Johnson -1% 30% Balk; Martinez to 2B
t2 2-0 1 -2- O KCR S. Halter R. Johnson 5% 34% Martinez Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
t2 2-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR S. Halter R. Johnson -1% 33% Walk
t2 2-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Offerman R. Johnson 2% 35% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Chris Haney facing 6-7-8
b2 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-2)  SEA G. Hill C. Haney 4% 39% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b2 0-2 0 1-- 1,(0-1)  O SEA R. Davis C. Haney -4% 36% Flyball: CF
b2 0-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O SEA D. Wilson C. Haney -3% 32% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-2 2 1-- 1,(0-1)  O SEA R. Amaral C. Haney -3% 30% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mariners' Randy Johnson facing 3-4-5
t3 2-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR S. Mack R. Johnson -3% 27% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t3 2-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  RR KCR D. Palmer R. Johnson -12% 15% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Mack Scores
t3 4-0 0 --- 2,(1-1)  O KCR J. King R. Johnson 1% 16% Flyball: CF
t3 4-0 1 --- 2,(1-1)  O KCR E. Young R. Johnson 1% 17% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
t3 4-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR T. Pendleton R. Johnson -1% 17% Walk
t3 4-0 2 1-- 4,(2-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney R. Johnson 1% 18% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Chris Haney facing 1-2-3
b3 0-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O SEA J. Cora C. Haney -2% 16% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
b3 0-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O SEA A. Rodriguez C. Haney -1% 14% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-4 2 --- 2,(1-1)  R SEA K. Griffey C. Haney 7% 21% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b3 1-4 2 --- 1,(0-1)  SEA E. Martinez C. Haney 2% 23% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b3 1-4 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O SEA D. Segui C. Haney -3% 20% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Mariners 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Mariners' Randy Johnson facing 9-1-2
t4 4-1 0 --- 2,(0-2)  KCR F. Martinez R. Johnson -2% 18% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t4 4-1 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O KCR S. Halter R. Johnson 2% 20% Flyball: CF
t4 4-1 1 1-- KCR J. Offerman R. Johnson -1% 19% Martinez Steals 2B
t4 4-1 1 -2- 3,(1-2)  R KCR J. Offerman R. Johnson -5% 13% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Martinez Scores
Felipe Lira replaces Randy Johnson pitching
t4 5-1 1 1-- KCR S. Mack F. Lira -2% 11% Offerman Steals 2B; Offerman to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
t4 5-1 1 --3 9,(3-2)  KCR S. Mack F. Lira -1% 11% Walk
t4 5-1 1 1-3 8,(3-2)  KCR D. Palmer F. Lira -1% 10% Walk; Mack to 2B
t4 5-1 1 123 6,(3-2)  RO KCR J. King F. Lira -0% 9% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Offerman Scores
t4 6-1 2 12- 3,(1-2)  O KCR E. Young F. Lira 1% 10% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Mariners 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Mariners Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Chris Haney facing 6-7-8
b4 1-6 0 --- 1,(0-1)  O SEA G. Hill C. Haney -2% 9% Flyball: CF
b4 1-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O SEA R. Davis C. Haney -1% 8% Strikeout Looking
b4 1-6 2 --- 10,(3-2)  SEA D. Wilson C. Haney 1% 9% Walk
b4 1-6 2 1-- 1,(0-1)  RR SEA R. Amaral C. Haney 10% 19% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Wilson Scores
b4 3-6 2 --- 2,(0-2)  O SEA J. Cora C. Haney -1% 18% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Mariners 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Mariners' Felipe Lira facing 7-8-9
Rich Amaral moves from RF to 1B
Robert Perez replaces David Segui (1B) playing RF batting 5th
t5 6-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR T. Pendleton F. Lira 1% 19% Flyball: LF
t5 6-3 1 --- 2,(1-1)  R KCR M. Sweeney F. Lira -7% 12% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t5 7-3 1 --- 1,(0-1)  O KCR F. Martinez F. Lira 1% 13% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 7-3 2 --- 4,(2-2)  KCR S. Halter F. Lira -1% 12% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
t5 7-3 2 -2- KCR J. Offerman F. Lira -0% 12% Wild Pitch; Halter to 3B
t5 7-3 2 --3 3,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman F. Lira 2% 14% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Mariners 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Mariners Batting, Behind 3-7, Royals' Chris Haney facing 2-3-4
b5 3-7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R SEA A. Rodriguez C. Haney 7% 21% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b5 4-7 0 --- 2,(1-1)  SEA K. Griffey C. Haney 4% 25% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b5 4-7 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  SEA E. Martinez C. Haney 7% 32% Walk; Griffey to 2B
Danny Rios replaces Chris Haney pitching
Rick Wilkins pinch hits for Robert Perez (RF) batting 5th
b5 4-7 0 12- SEA R. Wilkins D. Rios 5% 37% Wild Pitch; Griffey to 3B; Martinez to 2B
b5 4-7 0 -23 6,(3-2)  SEA R. Wilkins D. Rios 4% 42% Walk
b5 4-7 0 123 7,(3-2)  RO SEA G. Hill D. Rios -3% 39% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Griffey Scores; Martinez to 3B
b5 5-7 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  OO SEA R. Davis D. Rios -16% 23% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Mariners 5.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-5, Mariners' Felipe Lira facing 3-4-5
Rick Wilkins moves from PH to 1B
Rich Amaral moves from 1B to RF
t6 7-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR S. Mack F. Lira 2% 25% Flyball: LF
t6 7-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. Palmer F. Lira 1% 27% Strikeout Looking
t6 7-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. King F. Lira 1% 28% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Mariners 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Mariners Batting, Behind 5-7, Royals' Danny Rios facing 8-9-1
Shane Halter moves from RF to 3B
Johnny Damon replaces Terry Pendleton (3B) playing CF batting 7th
Ernie Young moves from CF to RF
b6 5-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  SEA D. Wilson D. Rios 9% 36% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Wilson to 2B/Adv on throw
Rob Ducey pinch hits for Rich Amaral (RF) batting 9th
b6 5-7 0 -2- 2,(1-1)  SEA R. Ducey D. Rios 6% 42% Hit By Pitch
b6 5-7 0 12- 1,(0-1)  O SEA J. Cora D. Rios -5% 37% Flyball: RF (Short RF); Wilson to 3B
b6 5-7 1 1-3 2,(0-2)  R SEA A. Rodriguez D. Rios 18% 56% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Wilson Scores; Ducey to 3B
Matt Whisenant replaces Danny Rios pitching
b6 6-7 1 -23 R SEA K. Griffey M. Whisenant 10% 65% Wild Pitch; Ducey Scores; Rodriguez to 3B
b6 7-7 1 --3 6,(3-2)  RO SEA K. Griffey M. Whisenant 4% 69% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Rodriguez Scores
b6 8-7 2 --- 4,(2-2)  O SEA E. Martinez M. Whisenant -1% 68% Lineout: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Mariners 8.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 7-8, Mariners' Paul Spoljaric facing 6-7-8
Paul Spoljaric replaces Felipe Lira pitching
Rob Ducey moves from PH to RF
Hal Morris pinch hits for Ernie Young (RF) batting 6th
t7 7-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR H. Morris P. Spoljaric 5% 73% Strikeout Swinging
t7 7-8 1 --- 3,(1-2)  O KCR J. Damon P. Spoljaric 3% 76% Flyball: CF
t7 7-8 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney P. Spoljaric 2% 78% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Mariners 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 8-7, Royals' Scott Service facing 5-6-7
Scott Service replaces Matt Whisenant pitching
Hal Morris moves from PH to LF
Shane Mack moves from LF to RF
b7 8-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O SEA R. Wilkins S. Service -2% 76% Strikeout Swinging
b7 8-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  SEA G. Hill S. Service 2% 78% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b7 8-7 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O SEA R. Davis S. Service -3% 76% Popfly: SS
b7 8-7 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  SEA D. Wilson S. Service 2% 77% Walk; Hill to 2B
b7 8-7 2 12- 8,(3-2)  O SEA R. Ducey S. Service -4% 73% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 7, Mariners 8.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 7-8, Mariners' Paul Spoljaric facing 9-1-2
Jeff Huson replaces Rick Wilkins playing 1B batting 5th
t8 7-8 0 --- 4,(3-1)  KCR F. Martinez P. Spoljaric -9% 65% Hit By Pitch
t8 7-8 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR S. Halter P. Spoljaric -12% 52% Fielder's Choice C/Sacrifice Bunt; Martinez to 2B/Adv on E5
t8 7-8 0 12- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Offerman P. Spoljaric 12% 65% Strikeout Swinging
Heathcliff Slocumb replaces Paul Spoljaric pitching
t8 7-8 1 12- 2,(1-1)  OO KCR S. Mack H. Slocumb 21% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Mariners 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 8-7, Royals' Jim Pittsley facing 1-2-3
Jim Pittsley replaces Scott Service pitching
b8 8-7 0 --- 1,(0-1)  O SEA J. Cora J. Pittsley -2% 84% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b8 8-7 1 --- 7,(3-2)  SEA A. Rodriguez J. Pittsley 3% 87% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b8 8-7 1 -2- SEA K. Griffey J. Pittsley 2% 90% Rodriguez Steals 3B
b8 8-7 1 --3 5,(3-1)  SEA K. Griffey J. Pittsley 1% 90% Intentional Walk
b8 8-7 1 1-3 SEA E. Martinez J. Pittsley 1% 91% Griffey Steals 2B
b8 8-7 1 -23 5,(3-1)  SEA E. Martinez J. Pittsley 0% 91% Walk
b8 8-7 1 123 2,(1-1)  O SEA J. Huson J. Pittsley -4% 87% Flyball: LF
b8 8-7 2 123 2,(0-2)  O SEA G. Hill J. Pittsley -4% 82% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 7, Mariners 8.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 7-8, Mariners' Bobby Ayala facing 4-5-6
Bobby Ayala replaces Heathcliff Slocumb pitching
t9 7-8 0 --- 4,(2-2)  O KCR D. Palmer B. Ayala 8% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 7-8 1 --- 2,(0-2)  KCR J. King B. Ayala -8% 82% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
t9 7-8 1 1-- 2,(0-2)  O KCR H. Morris B. Ayala 10% 92% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t9 7-8 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  KCR J. Damon B. Ayala -6% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Morris to 2B
t9 7-8 2 12- 1,(0-1)  O KCR M. Sweeney B. Ayala 15% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 7, Mariners 8.

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