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6
5
Tuesday, May 12, 1987,
, Exhibition Stadium
Attendance: 30,034, Time of Game: 2:41
Royals
3
16-13
 Won 1 
1st
at Blue Jays
1
18-12
 Lost 1 
3rd, 2 GB
W: Buddy Black (2-0)
L: John Cerutti (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          2  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    3 11  0
Blue Jays       0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  6  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Angel Salazar SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .293 .289 .354 .643 -0.042 0.85 0.056 -0.099 -1.1 2 5 2B
Kevin Seitzer LF 3 1 2 0 2 0 5 .345 .446 .509 .955 0.005 0.91 0.047 -0.042 -0.1 1 0
Juan Beniquez RF 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .311 .358 .475 .834 0.090 1.12 0.165 -0.075 0.8 2 0 2B
Danny Tartabull DH 3 0 1 1 1 1 5 .270 .318 .350 .668 -0.042 0.97 0.044 -0.086 -0.7 SF
Frank White 2B 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .191 .270 .282 .552 -0.076 0.77 0.021 -0.097 -1.0 1 4
Steve Balboni 1B 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .163 .242 .256 .498 -0.100 0.78 0.000 -0.100 -1.5 13 0
Bo Jackson CF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .264 .310 .481 .791 -0.077 0.70 0.000 -0.077 -1.1 1 0
Bill Pecota 3B 4 1 4 1 0 0 4 .556 .579 .889 1.468 0.150 0.58 0.150 0.000 2.2 1 3 HR
Larry Owen C 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 .207 .250 .345 .595 0.023 0.80 0.045 -0.022 0.4 6 0 3·SH
Buddy Black P 0 2
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 1
Team Totals 34 3 11 3 4 10 42 .324 .385 .471 .855 -0.069 0.85 0.528 -0.598 -2.1 27 15
2B: A Salazar (5, off J Cerutti); J Beniquez (4, off J Cerutti).
HR: B Pecota (2, off J Cerutti, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: D Tartabull (2, off J Cerutti).
SH: L Owen 3 (3, 2 off J Nunez, 1 off M Eichhorn).
TB: B Pecota 7; K Seitzer 2; J Beniquez 2; A Salazar 2; L Owen; F White; D Tartabull.
RBI: B Pecota (2); D Tartabull (10); J Beniquez (13).
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Quisenberry-A Salazar-S Balboni; F White-A Salazar-S Balboni.

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Fernandez SS 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .252 .336 .345 .680 -0.052 1.14 0.042 -0.094 -0.3 1 3
Kelly Gruber 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .200 .273 .280 .553 -0.045 1.00 0.038 -0.082 -0.5 1 0 2B
Willie Upshaw 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .269 .358 .491 .848 -0.072 1.06 0.020 -0.092 -0.6 5 1
George Bell LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .316 .347 .615 .962 -0.032 1.31 0.081 -0.113 0.1 0 0
Jesse Barfield RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .279 .389 .577 .966 0.088 1.14 0.134 -0.046 0.2 2 1
Cecil Fielder DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .333 .382 .733 1.116 -0.097 1.43 0.052 -0.149 -0.6 GDP
   Rick Leach PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .462 .667 .462 1.128 -0.118 2.78 0.000 -0.118 -0.6 GDP
Rob Ducey CF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .167 .389 .167 .556 -0.038 1.26 0.035 -0.074 -0.4 4 0
Garth Iorg 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .146 .250 .146 .396 -0.112 1.37 0.000 -0.112 -0.9 3 1
Jeff DeWillis C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .167 .167 .389 .556 -0.091 1.11 0.000 -0.091 -0.6 11 0
John Cerutti P 0 0
   Jose Nunez P 0 0
   Mark Eichhorn P 0 1
   Tom Henke P 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 6 1 2 6 33 .194 .242 .226 .468 -0.569 1.24 0.402 -0.971 -4.1 27 7
2B: K Gruber (4, off B Black).
TB: J Barfield 2; K Gruber 2; C Fielder; W Upshaw; G Bell.
GIDP: C Fielder (4); R Leach (1).
RBI: G Bell (23).
2-out RBI: G Bell.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: J Barfield (L Owen at home plate).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Buddy Black, W (2-0) 8 5 1 1 2 6 0 2.08 30 72 0.464 1.16 3.5
Dan Quisenberry, S (3) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.03 3 0 0 0.104 2.03 0.6
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 2 6 0 1.00 33 72 0 0 0.568 1.24 4.1

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Cerutti, L (1-1) 2.1 5 3 3 2 1 1 4.58 14 34 -0.203 0.84 -2.3
Jose Nunez 3.1 4 0 0 1 4 0 2.57 15 2 0 0.140 0.90 2.2
Mark Eichhorn 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 2.48 9 2 0 0.082 0.94 1.1
Tom Henke 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 4 2 0 0.049 0.47 1.0
Team Totals 9 11 3 3 4 10 1 3.00 42 34 6 0 0.068 0.85 2.1
Balks: None.
WP: B Black (2); J Cerutti (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim McKean, 1B - Ken Kaiser, 2B - John Shulock, 3B - Tim McClelland.
Time of Game: 2:41.
Attendance: 30,034.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Toronto Blue Jays
1 Angel Salazar SS 1 Tony Fernandez SS
2 Kevin Seitzer LF 2 Kelly Gruber 3B
3 Juan Beniquez RF 3 Willie Upshaw 1B
4 Danny Tartabull DH 4 George Bell LF
5 Frank White 2B 5 Jesse Barfield RF
6 Steve Balboni 1B 6 Cecil Fielder DH
7 Bo Jackson CF 7 Rob Ducey CF
8 Bill Pecota 3B 8 Garth Iorg 2B
9 Larry Owen C 9 Jeff DeWillis C
Buddy Black P John Cerutti P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 1-3 0 1-- OO TOR C. Fielder B. Black 14% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t1 0-0 0 12- R KCR J. Beniquez J. Cerutti 12% 71% Double to RF; Salazar Scores; Seitzer to 3B
b9 1-3 1 1-- OO TOR R. Leach D. Quisenberry 12% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t2 2-0 1 --- R KCR B. Pecota J. Cerutti 8% 75% Home Run
b4 0-3 2 -2- R TOR G. Bell B. Black -8% 71% Single to CF; Fernandez Scores

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, Blue Jays' John Cerutti facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR A. Salazar J. Cerutti 6% 56% Double to LF
t1 0-0 0 -2- KCR K. Seitzer J. Cerutti 3% 59% Walk
t1 0-0 0 12- R KCR J. Beniquez J. Cerutti 12% 71% Double to RF; Salazar Scores; Seitzer to 3B
t1 1-0 0 -23 RO KCR D. Tartabull J. Cerutti -2% 69% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Seitzer Scores
t1 2-0 1 -2- KCR F. White J. Cerutti 2% 71% Wild Pitch; Beniquez to 3B
t1 2-0 1 --3 O KCR F. White J. Cerutti -4% 67% Strikeout
t1 2-0 2 --3 O KCR S. Balboni J. Cerutti -3% 64% Foul Flyball: 1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O TOR T. Fernandez B. Black 2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- O TOR K. Gruber B. Black 2% 68% Strikeout
b1 0-2 2 --- O TOR W. Upshaw B. Black 1% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Blue Jays' John Cerutti facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- O KCR B. Jackson J. Cerutti -2% 67% Flyball: RF
t2 2-0 1 --- R KCR B. Pecota J. Cerutti 8% 75% Home Run
t2 3-0 1 --- KCR L. Owen J. Cerutti 2% 77% Single to LF
t2 3-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Salazar J. Cerutti -2% 75% Popfly: 1B
t2 3-0 2 1-- O KCR K. Seitzer J. Cerutti -2% 73% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
b2 0-3 0 --- O TOR G. Bell B. Black 2% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-3 1 --- O TOR J. Barfield B. Black 2% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-3 2 --- O TOR C. Fielder B. Black 1% 78% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Blue Jays' John Cerutti facing 3-4-5
t3 3-0 0 --- O KCR J. Beniquez J. Cerutti -2% 77% Flyball: CF
t3 3-0 1 --- KCR D. Tartabull J. Cerutti 2% 78% Walk
t3 3-0 1 1-- KCR F. White J. Cerutti 2% 80% Single to LF; Tartabull to 2B
Jose Nunez replaces John Cerutti pitching
t3 3-0 1 12- O KCR S. Balboni J. Nunez -3% 78% Strikeout
t3 3-0 2 12- O KCR B. Jackson J. Nunez -3% 75% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Buddy Black facing 7-8-9
b3 0-3 0 --- O TOR R. Ducey B. Black 2% 77% Foul Flyball: 3B
b3 0-3 1 --- O TOR G. Iorg B. Black 2% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-3 2 --- O TOR J. DeWillis B. Black 1% 80% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Blue Jays' Jose Nunez facing 8-9-1
t4 3-0 0 --- KCR B. Pecota J. Nunez 2% 82% Single to LF
t4 3-0 0 1-- O KCR L. Owen J. Nunez -1% 81% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Pecota to 2B
t4 3-0 1 -2- O KCR A. Salazar J. Nunez -2% 79% Flyball: RF
t4 3-0 2 -2- KCR K. Seitzer J. Nunez 1% 80% Single to 2B; Pecota to 3B
t4 3-0 2 1-3 O KCR J. Beniquez J. Nunez -3% 77% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
b4 0-3 0 --- TOR T. Fernandez B. Black -4% 73% Walk
b4 0-3 0 1-- O TOR K. Gruber B. Black 4% 77% Flyball: CF
b4 0-3 1 1-- O TOR W. Upshaw B. Black 2% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B; Fernandez to 2B
b4 0-3 2 -2- R TOR G. Bell B. Black -8% 71% Single to CF; Fernandez Scores
b4 1-3 2 1-- O TOR J. Barfield B. Black 3% 74% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Blue Jays' Jose Nunez facing 4-5-6
t5 3-1 0 --- KCR D. Tartabull J. Nunez 3% 77% Single to RF
t5 3-1 0 1-- O KCR F. White J. Nunez -3% 74% Strikeout
t5 3-1 1 1-- O KCR S. Balboni J. Nunez -2% 72% Flyball: SS
t5 3-1 2 1-- O KCR B. Jackson J. Nunez -2% 70% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Buddy Black facing 6-7-8
b5 1-3 0 --- TOR C. Fielder B. Black -5% 64% Single to RF
b5 1-3 0 1-- O TOR R. Ducey B. Black 5% 69% Flyball: LF
b5 1-3 1 1-- O TOR G. Iorg B. Black 4% 73% Flyball: RF
b5 1-3 2 1-- O TOR J. DeWillis B. Black 3% 77% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Blue Jays' Jose Nunez facing 8-9-1
t6 3-1 0 --- KCR B. Pecota J. Nunez 3% 79% Single to CF
t6 3-1 0 1-- O KCR L. Owen J. Nunez -1% 78% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Pecota to 2B
t6 3-1 1 -2- O KCR A. Salazar J. Nunez -3% 75% Flyball: CF
t6 3-1 2 -2- KCR K. Seitzer J. Nunez 1% 76% Walk
Mark Eichhorn replaces Jose Nunez pitching
t6 3-1 2 12- KCR J. Beniquez M. Eichhorn 2% 78% Walk; Pecota to 3B; Seitzer to 2B
t6 3-1 2 123 O KCR D. Tartabull M. Eichhorn -6% 72% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 3, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
b6 1-3 0 --- O TOR T. Fernandez B. Black 4% 76% Strikeout
b6 1-3 1 --- O TOR K. Gruber B. Black 3% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-3 2 --- TOR W. Upshaw B. Black -2% 77% Single to RF
b6 1-3 2 1-- O TOR G. Bell B. Black 4% 80% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Blue Jays' Mark Eichhorn facing 5-6-7
t7 3-1 0 --- O KCR F. White M. Eichhorn -2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-1 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni M. Eichhorn -1% 77% Strikeout
t7 3-1 2 --- O KCR B. Jackson M. Eichhorn -1% 76% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Buddy Black facing 5-6-7
b7 1-3 0 --- TOR J. Barfield B. Black -7% 70% Single to CF
b7 1-3 0 1-- OO TOR C. Fielder B. Black 14% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b7 1-3 2 --- TOR R. Ducey B. Black -2% 81% Walk
b7 1-3 2 1-- TOR G. Iorg B. Black -1% 80% Wild Pitch; Ducey to 2B
b7 1-3 2 -2- O TOR G. Iorg B. Black 5% 85% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Blue Jays' Mark Eichhorn facing 8-9-1
t8 3-1 0 --- KCR B. Pecota M. Eichhorn 2% 87% Single to LF
t8 3-1 0 1-- KCR L. Owen M. Eichhorn 3% 90% Fielder's Choice /Sacrifice Bunt; Pecota to 2B; Owen to 1B
t8 3-1 0 12- O KCR A. Salazar M. Eichhorn -3% 87% Bunt Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Owen to 2B
t8 3-1 1 12- O KCR K. Seitzer M. Eichhorn -3% 85% Single to RF; Owen out at Hm/RF-C; Salazar to 2B
Tom Henke replaces Mark Eichhorn pitching
t8 3-1 2 12- O KCR J. Beniquez T. Henke -3% 82% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Buddy Black facing 9-1-2
b8 1-3 0 --- O TOR J. DeWillis B. Black 5% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 1-3 1 --- O TOR T. Fernandez B. Black 3% 90% Strikeout
b8 1-3 2 --- TOR K. Gruber B. Black -4% 86% Double to LF
b8 1-3 2 -2- O TOR W. Upshaw B. Black 6% 92% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Blue Jays' Tom Henke facing 4-5-6
t9 3-1 0 --- O KCR D. Tartabull T. Henke -1% 91% Strikeout
t9 3-1 1 --- O KCR F. White T. Henke -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 3-1 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni T. Henke -1% 90% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 4-5-6
Dan Quisenberry replaces Buddy Black pitching
b9 1-3 0 --- O TOR G. Bell D. Quisenberry 5% 95% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b9 1-3 1 --- TOR J. Barfield D. Quisenberry -7% 88% Single to RF
Rick Leach pinch hits for Cecil Fielder (DH) batting 6th
b9 1-3 1 1-- OO TOR R. Leach D. Quisenberry 12% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Blue Jays 1.

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