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Standings
OAK
@BAL
7
4
SEA
@BOS
11
7
TOR
@CHW
5
6
 
(11)
MIN
@DET
10
2
CLE
@MIL
5
9
CAL
@NYY
2
9
KCR
@TEX
5
4
CHC
@HOU
2
1
PHI
@LAD
2
9
CIN
@PIT
7
6
 
(12)
MON
@SDP
1
2
NYM
@SFG
1
5
ATL
@STL
6
7
Sunday, May 15, 1988, 2:05
, Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 30,438, Time of Game: 3:25
Royals
5
16-19
 Won 1 
4th, 9½ GB
at Rangers
4
18-17
 Lost 1 
3rd, 7½ GB
W: Mark Gubicza (4-4)
L: Charlie Hough (4-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  0  4   0  0  0   0  0  0    5  7  1
Rangers         0  0  0   0  1  2   1  0  0    4 12  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
Willie Wilson CF 4 2 4 1 1 0 5 .298 .318 .390 .708 21 10 0.142 0.63 0.182 -0.040 2.2 1 0 HR,CS
Kevin Seitzer 3B 2 1 0 0 2 1 5 .292 .377 .375 .752 22 7 0.065 0.66 0.085 -0.019 0.8 0 2 HBP
George Brett 1B 3 1 0 0 2 0 5 .349 .431 .589 1.021 18 8 0.030 0.94 0.105 -0.075 -0.6 9 1 SB,GDP
Danny Tartabull RF 3 1 2 4 1 1 4 .296 .402 .537 .939 21 11 0.151 1.02 0.173 -0.022 2.7 3 1 HR,2B
Bill Buckner DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .191 .250 .191 .441 14 8 -0.066 0.69 0.018 -0.084 -0.8 SB,GDP
Frank White 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .181 .205 .252 .457 12 10 -0.071 0.74 0.000 -0.071 -1.2 2 3
Jim Eisenreich LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .172 .187 .218 .405 12 7 -0.076 0.56 0.000 -0.076 -1.7 0 0
Mike Macfarlane C 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .261 .363 .348 .710 18 7 0.000 0.39 0.021 -0.021 0.1 9 1
Kurt Stillwell SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .252 .293 .391 .684 6 5 -0.023 0.32 0.007 -0.030 -0.6 2 3 CS
   Bill Pecota SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .118 .211 .294 .505 4 2 -0.024 0.88 0.000 -0.024 -0.2 0 1
Mark Gubicza P 1 0
   Buddy Black P 0 0
   Gene Garber P 0 2
Team Totals 30 5 7 5 8 7 39 .233 .410 .467 .877 148 75 0.128 0.68 0.591 -0.462 0.5 27 14
2B: D Tartabull (11, off T Fossas).
HR: W Wilson (1, off C Hough, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF Line); D Tartabull (5, off C Hough, 3rd inn, 3 on, 0 outs to LF Line).
HBP: K Seitzer (2, by C Hough).
TB: W Wilson 7; D Tartabull 6; K Stillwell.
GIDP: G Brett (3); B Buckner (3).
RBI: D Tartabull 4 (23); W Wilson (6).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Garber-M Macfarlane-G Brett.
PB: M Macfarlane (4).
E: J Eisenreich (1).
Outfield Assists: D Tartabull (O McDowell at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: G Brett (4, 2nd base off C Hough/G Petralli); B Buckner (3, 2nd base off C Hough/G Petralli).
CS: K Stillwell (2, 2nd base by T Fossas/G Petralli); W Wilson (5, 2nd base by J Cecena/G Petralli).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Oddibe McDowell CF 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .213 .265 .306 .571 15 7 0.002 0.94 0.091 -0.090 -0.3 3 0 2B
Scott Fletcher SS 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .238 .290 .270 .561 18 12 0.107 2.01 0.243 -0.135 0.6 3 2
Ruben Sierra RF 5 0 3 1 0 2 5 .222 .300 .384 .684 22 14 0.086 1.44 0.193 -0.107 1.3 3 1 SB
Pete Incaviglia LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .233 .315 .483 .798 13 9 -0.086 1.09 0.000 -0.086 -1.0 1 0
   Steve Kemp LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .250 .235 .485 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Brower PH-LF 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .360 .429 .400 .829 10 4 0.022 3.05 0.087 -0.065 0.3 0 0
Pete O'Brien 1B 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 .336 .421 .549 .971 18 7 -0.002 1.35 0.072 -0.074 0.2 6 1
Larry Parrish DH 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .200 .252 .358 .610 14 9 -0.103 1.53 0.063 -0.165 0.0 HR
Geno Petralli C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .196 .268 .294 .562 7 6 -0.370 1.91 0.000 -0.370 -2.3 8 3 GDP
Steve Buechele 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .292 .375 .491 .866 18 10 -0.080 1.07 0.022 -0.102 -0.5 0 1 2B
Curt Wilkerson 2B 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .325 .372 .425 .797 8 6 0.099 0.68 0.114 -0.015 1.2 2 5
   Jim Steels PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .154 .143 .154 .297 2 2 -0.046 1.85 0.000 -0.046 -0.2
   Jerry Browne 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .276 .204 .480 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Charlie Hough P 0 0
   Tony Fossas P 1 1
   Jose Cecena P 0 0
Team Totals 37 4 12 3 4 7 41 .324 .390 .459 .850 145 86 -0.371 1.46 0.885 -1.255 -0.5 27 14
2B: S Buechele (4, off M Gubicza); O McDowell (2, off G Garber).
HR: L Parrish (4, off M Gubicza, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
TB: L Parrish 5; R Sierra 3; O McDowell 3; C Wilkerson 2; S Buechele 2; S Fletcher 2.
GIDP: G Petralli (5).
RBI: R Sierra (11); L Parrish (11); C Wilkerson (5).
2-out RBI: C Wilkerson; R Sierra.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 3. R Sierra-G Petralli; S Fletcher-C Wilkerson-P O'Brien; T Fossas-G Petralli-P O'Brien.
PB: G Petralli (4).
Outfield Assists: R Sierra (B Buckner at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: R Sierra (3, 2nd base off M Gubicza/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
Mark Gubicza, W (4-4) 6 11 4 4 2 5 1 3.58 30 101 60 38 7 15 10 13 9 0 37 -0.155 0.89 -1.4
Buddy Black 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4.26 2 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 -0.250 3.60 -1.5
Gene Garber, S (5) 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.32 9 35 25 12 6 7 5 2 1 0 3 0 0.776 2.88 3.3
Team Totals 9 12 4 4 4 7 1 4.00 41 145 86 51 13 22 15 15 10 0 37 5 1 0.371 1.46 0.5
M Gubicza faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.
B Black faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.

Texas Rangers

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
Charlie Hough, L (4-5) 3.1 4 5 5 5 4 2 3.48 20 84 44 20 9 15 4 6 2 0 31 -0.314 0.85 -4.6
Tony Fossas 2.2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 10 24 11 10 0 1 5 4 2 0 3 0 0.039 0.30 2.2
Jose Cecena 3 0 0 0 2 3 0 1.80 9 40 20 10 6 4 1 3 0 0 1 0 0.146 0.72 1.9
Team Totals 9 7 5 5 8 7 2 5.00 39 148 75 40 15 20 10 13 4 0 31 4 0 -0.129 0.68 -0.5
T Fossas faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: M Gubicza 2 (2); B Black (2).
WP: M Gubicza (5).
HBP: C Hough (4; K Seitzer).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Hirschbeck, 1B - Rich Garcia, 2B - Dale Ford, 3B - Nick Bremigan.
Time of Game: 3:25.
Attendance: 30,438.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 86° F, Sunny, No Precipitation.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 4-5 1 123 3,(0-2)  OO TEX G. Petralli G. Garber 31% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B
t3 1-0 0 123 8,(3-2)  RRRR KCR D. Tartabull C. Hough 14% 91% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF Line); Wilson Scores; Seitzer Scores; Brett Scores
b7 3-5 0 123 R TEX P. O'Brien B. Black -13% 34% Balk; Fletcher Scores; Sierra to 3B; Brower to 2B
b7 4-5 0 123 2,(0-1)  O TEX L. Parrish G. Garber 13% 44% Groundout: 3B-C/Forceout at Hm; Brower to 3B; O'Brien to 2B; Parrish to 1B
b7 3-5 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  TEX R. Sierra M. Gubicza -12% 56% Single to 1B (Line Drive); Fletcher to 3B

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, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R KCR W. Wilson C. Hough 10% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to RF Line)
t1 1-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR K. Seitzer C. Hough 3% 63% Walk
t1 1-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR G. Brett C. Hough -3% 60% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t1 1-0 1 1-- KCR D. Tartabull C. Hough 1% 62% Brett Steals 2B
t1 1-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  KCR D. Tartabull C. Hough 2% 63% Walk
t1 1-0 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O KCR B. Buckner C. Hough -4% 59% Flyball: CF
t1 1-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O KCR F. White C. Hough -4% 56% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O TEX O. McDowell M. Gubicza 2% 58% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); McDowell out at 2B/RF-SS
b1 0-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX S. Fletcher M. Gubicza 2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  TEX R. Sierra M. Gubicza -1% 58% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b1 0-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  TEX P. Incaviglia M. Gubicza -1% 57% Sierra Steals 2B; Sierra to 3B/Wild Pitch
b1 0-1 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O TEX P. Incaviglia M. Gubicza 4% 61% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Eisenreich C. Hough -2% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Macfarlane C. Hough -1% 57% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell C. Hough -1% 56% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 4,(3-0)  TEX P. O'Brien M. Gubicza -4% 52% Walk
b2 0-1 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O TEX L. Parrish M. Gubicza 4% 56% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O TEX G. Petralli M. Gubicza 3% 59% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-1 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O TEX S. Buechele M. Gubicza 3% 61% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR W. Wilson C. Hough 3% 65% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
t3 1-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  KCR K. Seitzer C. Hough 5% 70% Walk; Wilson to 2B
t3 1-0 0 12- 6,(3-2)  KCR G. Brett C. Hough 7% 77% Walk; Wilson to 3B; Seitzer to 2B
t3 1-0 0 123 8,(3-2)  RRRR KCR D. Tartabull C. Hough 14% 91% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF Line); Wilson Scores; Seitzer Scores; Brett Scores
t3 5-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR B. Buckner C. Hough 1% 92% Strikeout Swinging, Passed Ball; Buckner to 1B
t3 5-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR F. White C. Hough 1% 93% Buckner Steals 2B
t3 5-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR F. White C. Hough -0% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B; Buckner to 3B
t3 5-0 1 --3 1,(0-0)  OO KCR J. Eisenreich C. Hough -3% 90% Double Play: Flyball: RF-C
4 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 9-1-2
b3 0-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX C. Wilkerson M. Gubicza 1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX O. McDowell M. Gubicza -2% 89% Walk
b3 0-5 1 1-- TEX S. Fletcher M. Gubicza -1% 89% Balk; McDowell to 2B
b3 0-5 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O TEX S. Fletcher M. Gubicza 2% 91% Groundout: SS-1B; McDowell to 3B
b3 0-5 2 --3 6,(1-2)  O TEX R. Sierra M. Gubicza 2% 92% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Rangers 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 8-9-1
t4 5-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Macfarlane C. Hough 1% 93% Walk
t4 5-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR K. Stillwell C. Hough -1% 92% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t4 5-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  KCR W. Wilson C. Hough 2% 95% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Stillwell to 3B; Wilson to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
t4 5-0 1 -23 5,(3-1)  KCR K. Seitzer C. Hough 0% 95% Hit By Pitch
Tony Fossas replaces Charlie Hough pitching
t4 5-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO KCR G. Brett T. Fossas -4% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 4-5-6
b4 0-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX P. Incaviglia M. Gubicza 1% 93% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX P. O'Brien M. Gubicza 1% 93% Flyball: CF
b4 0-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX L. Parrish M. Gubicza -1% 93% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b4 0-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX G. Petralli M. Gubicza 1% 94% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Rangers 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Rangers' Tony Fossas facing 4-5-6
t5 5-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR D. Tartabull T. Fossas 1% 95% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t5 5-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O KCR B. Buckner T. Fossas -1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 5-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR F. White T. Fossas -1% 94% Flyball: LF
t5 5-0 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O KCR J. Eisenreich T. Fossas -1% 93% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 8-9-1
b5 0-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX S. Buechele M. Gubicza 1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  TEX C. Wilkerson M. Gubicza -2% 93% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b5 0-5 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  TEX O. McDowell M. Gubicza -1% 92% Passed Ball; Wilkerson to 2B
b5 0-5 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O TEX O. McDowell M. Gubicza 2% 94% Flyball: 2B
b5 0-5 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  TEX S. Fletcher M. Gubicza -1% 93% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Wilkerson to 3B
b5 0-5 2 1-3 3,(2-0)  R TEX R. Sierra M. Gubicza -4% 89% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Wilkerson Scores; Fletcher to 2B
b5 1-5 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O TEX P. Incaviglia M. Gubicza 3% 92% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Rangers 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Rangers' Tony Fossas facing 8-9-1
Steve Kemp replaces Pete Incaviglia playing LF batting 4th
t6 5-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR M. Macfarlane T. Fossas -1% 91% Flyball: CF
t6 5-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR K. Stillwell T. Fossas 1% 92% Single to P (Bunt to P's Left)
t6 5-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR W. Wilson T. Fossas -1% 91% Stillwell Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t6 5-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR W. Wilson T. Fossas 0% 91% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t6 5-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR K. Seitzer T. Fossas -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 5-6-7
Bill Pecota replaces Kurt Stillwell playing SS batting 9th
b6 1-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX P. O'Brien M. Gubicza 2% 93% Flyball: RF
b6 1-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  R TEX L. Parrish M. Gubicza -6% 87% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b6 2-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX G. Petralli M. Gubicza 2% 89% Groundout: 1B-P
b6 2-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  TEX S. Buechele M. Gubicza -2% 87% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
b6 2-5 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  R TEX C. Wilkerson M. Gubicza -9% 77% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Buechele Scores; Wilkerson to 2B/Adv on E7
b6 3-5 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O TEX O. McDowell M. Gubicza 5% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Rangers 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Rangers' Tony Fossas facing 3-4-5
t7 5-3 0 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR G. Brett T. Fossas 2% 84% Walk
Jose Cecena replaces Tony Fossas pitching
t7 5-3 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull J. Cecena -2% 82% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-3 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO KCR B. Buckner J. Cecena -4% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 2-3-4
b7 3-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  TEX S. Fletcher M. Gubicza -7% 72% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b7 3-5 0 1-- TEX R. Sierra M. Gubicza -3% 69% Balk; Fletcher to 2B
b7 3-5 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  TEX R. Sierra M. Gubicza -12% 56% Single to 1B (Line Drive); Fletcher to 3B
Buddy Black replaces Mark Gubicza pitching
Bob Brower pinch hits for Steve Kemp (LF) batting 4th
b7 3-5 0 1-3 4,(3-0)  TEX B. Brower B. Black -9% 48% Walk; Sierra to 2B
b7 3-5 0 123 R TEX P. O'Brien B. Black -13% 34% Balk; Fletcher Scores; Sierra to 3B; Brower to 2B
b7 4-5 0 -23 5,(3-1)  TEX P. O'Brien B. Black -3% 31% Walk
Gene Garber replaces Buddy Black pitching
b7 4-5 0 123 2,(0-1)  O TEX L. Parrish G. Garber 13% 44% Groundout: 3B-C/Forceout at Hm; Brower to 3B; O'Brien to 2B; Parrish to 1B
b7 4-5 1 123 3,(0-2)  OO TEX G. Petralli G. Garber 31% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Rangers 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Rangers' Jose Cecena facing 6-7-8
Bob Brower moves from PH to LF
t8 5-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR F. White J. Cecena -2% 73% Flyball: RF
t8 5-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR J. Eisenreich J. Cecena -2% 71% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR M. Macfarlane J. Cecena 1% 72% Walk
t8 5-4 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O KCR B. Pecota J. Cecena -2% 70% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Gene Garber facing 8-9-1
b8 4-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O TEX S. Buechele G. Garber 6% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
Jim Steels pinch hits for Curt Wilkerson (2B) batting 9th
b8 4-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX J. Steels G. Garber 5% 81% Flyball: RF
b8 4-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX O. McDowell G. Garber -7% 74% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b8 4-5 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O TEX S. Fletcher G. Garber 10% 84% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Rangers 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Rangers' Jose Cecena facing 1-2-3
Jerry Browne replaces Jim Steels (PH) playing 2B batting 9th
t9 5-4 0 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR W. Wilson J. Cecena 2% 86% Walk
t9 5-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR K. Seitzer J. Cecena -4% 82% Wilson Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t9 5-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer J. Cecena -1% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR G. Brett J. Cecena -1% 80% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Gene Garber facing 3-4-5
b9 4-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX R. Sierra G. Garber 9% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O TEX B. Brower G. Garber 6% 95% Groundout: P-1B
b9 4-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX P. O'Brien G. Garber 5% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Rangers 4.

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