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Standings
MIN
@ANA
5
8
CLE
@BAL
5
6
CLE
@BAL
4
1
CHW
@MIL
10
11
BOS
@NYY
6
7
DET
@OAK
6
3
TOR
@SEA
3
7
KCR
@TEX
11
9
SFG
@ATL
4
5
CIN
@CHC
4
1
COL
@FLA
7
1
SDP
@HOU
4
3
NYM
@PHI
10
5
 
(10)
NYM
@PHI
1
2
MON
@PIT
4
5
 
(10)
LAD
@STL
7
6
 
(15)
Monday, September 15, 1997, 7:36
, The Ballpark in Arlington
Attendance: 25,377, Time of Game: 3:38
Royals
11
61-86
 Won 1 
4th, 18½ GB
at Rangers
9
70-80
 Lost 2 
3rd, 13½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  3  3   1  0  1   0  0  2   11 19  2
Rangers         2  0  2   2  1  0   1  1  0    9 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
Jose Offerman 2B 5 2 4 4 1 0 6 .313 .372 .415 .787 22 10 0.364 1.54 0.364 0.000 4.0 1 3 2B
   Jed Hansen PR-2B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .373 .423 .796 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Johnny Damon CF 6 0 2 0 0 1 6 .279 .339 .392 .731 22 14 -0.150 1.48 0.064 -0.214 -1.3 2 0
Jay Bell SS 5 1 3 2 1 1 6 .293 .368 .461 .829 23 13 0.252 1.58 0.303 -0.051 2.0 5 4 2B
Jeff King 1B 4 0 1 4 1 1 6 .230 .335 .427 .762 31 17 0.322 1.63 0.390 -0.069 1.7 8 2 2B,SF
Dean Palmer 3B 5 0 1 0 1 0 6 .256 .308 .440 .748 23 13 -0.050 0.76 0.028 -0.077 -0.8 0 1
Larry Sutton DH 6 2 2 0 0 2 6 .298 .327 .447 .773 20 14 -0.079 0.91 0.050 -0.129 -1.1
Yamil Benitez LF 6 0 0 0 0 4 6 .263 .293 .461 .754 22 18 -0.183 1.17 0.000 -0.183 -2.6 3 0
Rod Myers RF 4 3 4 0 0 0 5 .311 .425 .492 .916 16 10 0.152 0.73 0.152 0.000 2.0 2 0 SB,HBP
Mike Sweeney C 3 2 2 1 1 1 5 .248 .320 .374 .694 20 12 0.176 1.29 0.205 -0.029 1.9 5 1 SF
Glendon Rusch P 1 0
   Ricky Bones P 0 1
   Matt Whisenant P 0 0
   Hipolito Pichardo P 0 0
   Jeff Montgomery P 0 0
Team Totals 44 11 19 11 5 10 52 .432 .481 .500 .981 199 121 0.804 1.23 1.556 -0.752 5.8 27 12
2B: J Bell (27, off R Helling); J Offerman (21, off R Helling); J King (27, off D Patterson).
SF: J King (11, off R Helling); M Sweeney (2, off W Heredia).
HBP: R Myers (1, by R Helling).
TB: J Offerman 5; R Myers 4; J Bell 4; M Sweeney 2; J King 2; L Sutton 2; J Damon 2; D Palmer.
RBI: J King 4 (95); J Offerman 4 (37); J Bell 2 (88); M Sweeney (27).
2-out RBI: J King.
Team LOB: 14.
With RISP: 7 for 19.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Bell-J King; J King-J Bell-J King.
E: J Offerman (8); D Palmer (19).
Baserunning
SB: R Myers (2, 2nd base off W Heredia/I Rodriguez).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tom Goodwin CF 5 1 3 2 0 1 5 .260 .312 .337 .649 24 14 0.048 1.64 0.233 -0.185 1.3 1 0 2B,CS
Domingo Cedeno 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .287 .340 .408 .748 15 11 -0.160 1.26 0.000 -0.160 -1.4 1 3
Rusty Greer LF 5 3 3 1 0 0 5 .322 .407 .525 .932 14 12 0.226 1.40 0.281 -0.055 1.4 4 0 3·2B
Juan Gonzalez DH 5 2 3 2 0 0 5 .296 .333 .585 .919 21 12 0.257 1.65 0.346 -0.089 3.4 HR
Ivan Rodriguez C 4 0 2 1 0 0 5 .313 .359 .488 .847 10 7 -0.037 1.80 0.122 -0.158 0.4 11 0 SF
Lee Stevens 1B 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .288 .327 .481 .808 21 13 -0.131 1.83 0.140 -0.271 -0.9 6 0 2B,2·GDP
Fernando Tatis 3B 3 2 1 1 1 0 4 .247 .289 .414 .703 17 9 0.229 1.87 0.322 -0.092 0.6 2 2 HR
Alex Diaz RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .193 .220 .246 .466 14 9 -0.055 1.73 0.077 -0.132 -0.1 2 0
Benji Gil SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .224 .263 .325 .587 13 8 -0.121 1.47 0.000 -0.121 -1.2 0 2
   Jim Leyritz PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .279 .381 .395 .776 1 1 0.047 1.46 0.047 0.000 0.3
   Hanley Frias PR-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rick Helling P 0 1
   Wilson Heredia P 0 0
   Matt Whiteside P 0 0
   Danny Patterson P 0 0
Team Totals 40 9 16 8 1 5 42 .400 .405 .675 1.080 150 96 0.303 1.62 1.568 -1.263 3.8 27 8
2B: T Goodwin (23, off G Rusch); R Greer 3 (38, 1 off G Rusch, 1 off R Bones, 1 off J Montgomery); L Stevens (21, off G Rusch).
HR: J Gonzalez (38, off G Rusch, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep RF); F Tatis (7, off H Pichardo, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
SF: I Rodriguez (4, off R Bones).
TB: J Gonzalez 6; R Greer 6; T Goodwin 4; F Tatis 4; L Stevens 3; I Rodriguez 2; J Leyritz; A Diaz.
GIDP: L Stevens 2 (16).
RBI: J Gonzalez 2 (116); T Goodwin 2 (37); L Stevens (61); F Tatis (25); I Rodriguez (70); R Greer (79).
2-out RBI: J Gonzalez 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 7 for 16.
Fielding
E: A Diaz (1).
Baserunning
CS: T Goodwin (14, 2nd base by R Bones/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
Glendon Rusch 3.1 9 6 5 1 2 1 5.83 19 80 49 32 7 10 6 10 7 0 21 -0.400 1.15 -4.9
Ricky Bones 3 4 2 1 0 1 0 7.16 13 36 24 16 3 5 3 9 4 0 2 0 0.036 1.81 0.4
Matt Whisenant, H (4) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.30 1 5 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.117 2.54 0.6
Hipolito Pichardo, BS (2), W (3-5) 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 4.70 5 12 9 7 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 -0.166 2.01 -0.4
Jeff Montgomery, S (13) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.56 4 17 12 6 3 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.109 2.52 0.6
Team Totals 9 16 9 7 1 5 2 7.00 42 150 96 62 15 19 14 22 12 0 21 3 0 -0.304 1.62 -3.8

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
Rick Helling 2.1 9 7 7 2 2 0 4.16 19 65 37 19 4 14 6 8 5 0 11 -0.463 1.43 -5.7
Wilson Heredia 2.2 3 1 1 3 2 0 2.84 14 59 31 20 4 7 3 6 1 0 2 1 0.017 0.78 0.7
Matt Whiteside 2.2 3 1 1 0 3 0 5.09 11 46 29 14 8 7 7 1 1 0 0 0 0.005 0.90 0.5
Danny Patterson, L (9-6) 1.1 4 2 2 0 3 0 3.62 8 29 24 15 6 3 3 2 2 0 1 0 -0.362 2.06 -1.2
Team Totals 9 19 11 11 5 10 0 11.00 52 199 121 68 22 31 19 17 9 0 11 3 1 -0.803 1.23 -5.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: R Helling (5; R Myers).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dale Scott, 1B - Dave Phillips, 2B - Rocky Roe, 3B - Durwood Merrill.
Time of Game: 3:38.
Attendance: 25,377.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 91° F, Wind 9mph from Right to Left, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Texas Rangers
1 Jose Offerman 2B 1 Tom Goodwin CF
2 Johnny Damon CF 2 Domingo Cedeno 2B
3 Jay Bell SS 3 Rusty Greer LF
4 Jeff King 1B 4 Juan Gonzalez DH
5 Dean Palmer 3B 5 Ivan Rodriguez C
6 Larry Sutton DH 6 Lee Stevens 1B
7 Yamil Benitez LF 7 Fernando Tatis 3B
8 Rod Myers RF 8 Alex Diaz RF
9 Mike Sweeney C 9 Benji Gil SS
Glendon Rusch P Rick Helling P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 9-9 1 12- 9,(2-2)  RR KCR J. King D. Patterson 34% 92% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Hansen Scores; Bell Scores
b8 8-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R TEX F. Tatis H. Pichardo -28% 38% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b4 4-8 1 123 5,(2-2)  RR TEX T. Goodwin G. Rusch -15% 59% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Stevens Scores; Tatis Scores; Diaz to 3B
t2 1-2 0 12- 3,(2-0)  R KCR J. Offerman R. Helling 12% 62% Single to RF (Line Drive); Myers Scores; Sweeney to 3B
b7 8-9 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  OO TEX L. Stevens M. Whisenant 12% 73% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B (Weak 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, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR J. Offerman R. Helling 3% 53% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  KCR J. Damon R. Helling 5% 59% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Offerman to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- 5,(3-1)  R KCR J. Bell R. Helling 11% 69% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Offerman Scores; Damon to 3B
t1 1-0 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. King R. Helling -3% 66% Fielder's Choice P; Damon out at Hm/P-3B-C; Bell to 3B; King to 2B
t1 1-0 1 -23 7,(3-2)  KCR D. Palmer R. Helling 1% 67% Walk
t1 1-0 1 123 3,(0-2)  O KCR L. Sutton R. Helling -6% 61% Strikeout Looking
t1 1-0 2 123 2,(1-0)  O KCR Y. Benitez R. Helling -7% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  TEX T. Goodwin G. Rusch -6% 48% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
b1 0-1 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O TEX D. Cedeno G. Rusch 2% 50% Groundout: 1B-P; Goodwin to 3B
b1 0-1 1 --3 5,(1-2)  R TEX R. Greer G. Rusch -7% 43% Double to RF (Line Drive); Goodwin Scores
b1 1-1 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  R TEX J. Gonzalez G. Rusch -9% 35% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Greer Scores/Adv on E5 (throw)/No RBI/unER; Gonzalez to 2B
b1 2-1 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  TEX I. Rodriguez G. Rusch -4% 31% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Gonzalez to 3B
b1 2-1 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  OO TEX L. Stevens G. Rusch 10% 40% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (SS-2B)
2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 2.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 8-9-1
t2 1-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR R. Myers R. Helling 4% 44% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t2 1-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR M. Sweeney R. Helling 6% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Myers to 2B
t2 1-2 0 12- 3,(2-0)  R KCR J. Offerman R. Helling 12% 62% Single to RF (Line Drive); Myers Scores; Sweeney to 3B
t2 2-2 0 1-3 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. Damon R. Helling -6% 56% Flyball: 2B
t2 2-2 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  R KCR J. Bell R. Helling 11% 67% Double to LF (Line Drive); Sweeney Scores; Offerman to 3B
t2 3-2 1 -23 4,(3-0)  RO KCR J. King R. Helling -0% 67% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Offerman Scores
t2 4-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. Palmer R. Helling -3% 64% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 7-8-9
b2 2-4 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O TEX F. Tatis G. Rusch 3% 67% Popfly: CF
b2 2-4 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O TEX A. Diaz G. Rusch 2% 69% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-4 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O TEX B. Gil G. Rusch 1% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Rangers 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Rangers' Rick Helling facing 6-7-8
t3 4-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR L. Sutton R. Helling 3% 73% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t3 4-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR Y. Benitez R. Helling -3% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t3 4-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR R. Myers R. Helling 3% 73% Hit By Pitch; Sutton to 2B
t3 4-2 1 12- 6,(3-2)  KCR M. Sweeney R. Helling 4% 77% Walk; Sutton to 3B; Myers to 2B
t3 4-2 1 123 5,(2-2)  RR KCR J. Offerman R. Helling 11% 88% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Sutton Scores; Myers Scores; Sweeney to 3B
Wilson Heredia replaces Rick Helling pitching
t3 6-2 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Damon W. Heredia -4% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t3 6-2 2 -23 5,(3-1)  KCR J. Bell W. Heredia 1% 85% Walk
t3 6-2 2 123 6,(3-2)  R KCR J. King W. Heredia 5% 90% Walk; Sweeney Scores; Offerman to 3B; Bell to 2B
t3 7-2 2 123 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. Palmer W. Heredia -3% 87% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 7, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-7, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 1-2-3
b3 2-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX T. Goodwin G. Rusch -3% 84% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b3 2-7 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O TEX D. Cedeno G. Rusch 3% 87% Flyball: RF
b3 2-7 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX R. Greer G. Rusch 2% 89% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Greer to 1B
b3 2-7 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  RR TEX J. Gonzalez G. Rusch -11% 79% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Greer Scores; Gonzalez Scores
b3 4-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX I. Rodriguez G. Rusch 1% 80% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Rangers 4.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-4, Rangers' Wilson Heredia facing 6-7-8
t4 7-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR L. Sutton W. Heredia 2% 82% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t4 7-4 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR Y. Benitez W. Heredia -2% 80% Strikeout Looking
t4 7-4 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  KCR R. Myers W. Heredia 4% 84% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Sutton to 3B
t4 7-4 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  RO KCR M. Sweeney W. Heredia 1% 85% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Sutton Scores
t4 8-4 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  KCR J. Offerman W. Heredia 1% 85% Myers Steals 2B
t4 8-4 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Offerman W. Heredia 0% 86% Walk
t4 8-4 2 12- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Damon W. Heredia 1% 87% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Myers to 3B; Offerman to 2B
t4 8-4 2 123 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Bell W. Heredia -3% 84% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 8, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 4-8, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 6-7-8
b4 4-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  TEX L. Stevens G. Rusch -5% 79% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
b4 4-8 0 -2- 4,(3-0)  TEX F. Tatis G. Rusch -4% 75% Walk
b4 4-8 0 12- 4,(2-1)  TEX A. Diaz G. Rusch -8% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Stevens to 3B; Tatis to 2B
b4 4-8 0 123 5,(2-2)  O TEX B. Gil G. Rusch 7% 74% Strikeout Swinging
b4 4-8 1 123 5,(2-2)  RR TEX T. Goodwin G. Rusch -15% 59% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Stevens Scores; Tatis Scores; Diaz to 3B
Ricky Bones replaces Glendon Rusch pitching
b4 6-8 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  O TEX D. Cedeno R. Bones 10% 69% Goodwin Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b4 6-8 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O TEX D. Cedeno R. Bones 4% 74% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Rangers 6.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-6, Rangers' Wilson Heredia facing 4-5-6
t5 8-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. King W. Heredia -2% 71% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t5 8-6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. Palmer W. Heredia -1% 70% Flyball: RF
t5 8-6 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR L. Sutton W. Heredia -1% 69% Popfly: CF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Rangers 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 6-8, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 3-4-5
b5 6-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX R. Greer R. Bones 3% 72% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b5 6-8 1 --- 4,(2-1)  TEX J. Gonzalez R. Bones -4% 69% Reached on E4 (Pop Fly to 2B-1B)
b5 6-8 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  TEX I. Rodriguez R. Bones -8% 60% Single to RF (Line Drive); Gonzalez to 3B
b5 6-8 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R TEX L. Stevens R. Bones -9% 52% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Gonzalez Scores/unER; Rodriguez to 2B
b5 7-8 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O TEX F. Tatis R. Bones 7% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B/Forceout at 3B; Stevens to 2B
b5 7-8 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O TEX A. Diaz R. Bones 7% 65% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 8, Rangers 7.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-7, Rangers' Matt Whiteside facing 7-8-9
Matt Whiteside replaces Wilson Heredia pitching
t6 8-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR Y. Benitez M. Whiteside -3% 62% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t6 8-7 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR R. Myers M. Whiteside 3% 65% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t6 8-7 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Sweeney M. Whiteside 9% 74% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Myers to 3B; Sweeney to 2B/Adv on E9
t6 8-7 1 -23 4,(2-1)  RO KCR J. Offerman M. Whiteside 1% 75% Groundout: SS-1B; Myers Scores; Sweeney to 3B
t6 9-7 2 --3 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. Damon M. Whiteside -3% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Rangers 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 7-9, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 9-1-2
b6 7-9 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX B. Gil R. Bones 4% 75% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b6 7-9 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX T. Goodwin R. Bones 3% 78% Strikeout Looking
b6 7-9 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX D. Cedeno R. Bones 2% 80% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 9, Rangers 7.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-7, Rangers' Matt Whiteside facing 3-4-5
t7 9-7 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Bell M. Whiteside -2% 78% Strikeout Swinging
t7 9-7 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. King M. Whiteside -1% 77% Strikeout Swinging
t7 9-7 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR D. Palmer M. Whiteside -1% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 9, Rangers 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 7-9, Royals' Ricky Bones facing 3-4-5
b7 7-9 0 --- 3,(1-1)  TEX R. Greer R. Bones -10% 66% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b7 7-9 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  TEX J. Gonzalez R. Bones -12% 54% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS); Greer to 3B
b7 7-9 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO TEX I. Rodriguez R. Bones 7% 61% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Greer Scores
Matt Whisenant replaces Ricky Bones pitching
b7 8-9 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  OO TEX L. Stevens M. Whisenant 12% 73% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B (Weak 1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 9, Rangers 8.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-8, Rangers' Matt Whiteside facing 6-7-8
t8 9-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR L. Sutton M. Whiteside -3% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
t8 9-8 1 --- 7,(1-2)  O KCR Y. Benitez M. Whiteside -2% 68% Strikeout Swinging
t8 9-8 2 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR R. Myers M. Whiteside 1% 69% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Danny Patterson replaces Matt Whiteside pitching
t8 9-8 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney D. Patterson -3% 67% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Rangers 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 8-9, Royals' Hipolito Pichardo facing 7-8-9
Hipolito Pichardo replaces Matt Whisenant pitching
b8 8-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R TEX F. Tatis H. Pichardo -28% 38% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b8 9-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX A. Diaz H. Pichardo 5% 43% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B)
Jim Leyritz pinch hits for Benji Gil (SS) batting 9th
b8 9-9 1 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX J. Leyritz H. Pichardo -5% 39% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Hanley Frias pinch runs for Jim Leyritz (PH) batting 9th
b8 9-9 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O TEX T. Goodwin H. Pichardo 6% 45% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Goodwin to 1B
b8 9-9 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O TEX D. Cedeno H. Pichardo 5% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Rangers 9.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 9-9, Rangers' Danny Patterson facing 1-2-3
Hanley Frias moves from PR to SS
t9 9-9 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Offerman D. Patterson 8% 58% Single to RF (Line Drive)
Jed Hansen pinch runs for Jose Offerman (2B) batting 1st
t9 9-9 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Damon D. Patterson -8% 50% Foul Bunt Popfly: 3B (3B-C Foul)
t9 9-9 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR J. Bell D. Patterson 8% 58% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Hansen to 2B
t9 9-9 1 12- 9,(2-2)  RR KCR J. King D. Patterson 34% 92% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Hansen Scores; Bell Scores
t9 11-9 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. Palmer D. Patterson 2% 94% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); King to 3B
t9 11-9 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  O KCR L. Sutton D. Patterson -3% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t9 11-9 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O KCR Y. Benitez D. Patterson -2% 89% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 11, Rangers 9.
Bottom of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 9-11, Royals' Jeff Montgomery facing 3-4-5
Jeff Montgomery replaces Hipolito Pichardo pitching
Jed Hansen moves from PR to 2B
b9 9-11 0 --- 3,(0-2)  TEX R. Greer J. Montgomery -11% 78% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b9 9-11 0 -2- 7,(2-2)  O TEX J. Gonzalez J. Montgomery 9% 87% Flyball: LF
b9 9-11 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O TEX I. Rodriguez J. Montgomery 8% 95% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS); Greer to 3B
b9 9-11 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O TEX L. Stevens J. Montgomery 5% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 11, Rangers 9.

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