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5
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3
1
Saturday, July 11, 1987,
, Exhibition Stadium
Attendance: 38,289, Time of Game: 2:23
Royals
2
46-40
 Won 1 
2nd, 2 GB
at Blue Jays
1
50-36
 Lost 1 
2nd, 3 GB
W: Bret Saberhagen (15-3)
L: Jimmy Key (9-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  0    2  3  0
Blue Jays       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    1  3  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .283 .318 .389 .707 -0.090 0.97 0.034 -0.125 -0.9 3 0 CS
Kevin Seitzer 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .306 .389 .418 .806 -0.070 0.64 0.000 -0.070 -0.8 1 0
George Brett DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .297 .401 .500 .901 -0.087 0.83 0.000 -0.087 -0.8
Danny Tartabull RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .303 .374 .477 .850 -0.070 0.76 0.005 -0.075 -0.5 1 0
Frank White 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .233 .296 .359 .655 -0.020 0.58 0.026 -0.046 -0.2 2 4
Steve Balboni 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .214 .280 .397 .678 -0.111 1.43 0.000 -0.111 -0.8 9 1
Bo Jackson LF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .254 .311 .500 .811 0.003 1.06 0.050 -0.047 -0.2 0 0
Angel Salazar SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .210 .227 .258 .485 -0.103 1.34 0.000 -0.103 -0.7 0 4
Larry Owen C 2 1 1 2 1 1 3 .198 .267 .330 .597 0.379 1.30 0.415 -0.035 1.9 10 0 HR
Bret Saberhagen P 1 1
Team Totals 30 2 3 2 2 9 32 .100 .156 .200 .356 -0.169 0.95 0.530 -0.699 -3.1 27 10
HR: L Owen (3, off J Key, 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: L Owen 4; B Jackson; F White.
RBI: L Owen 2 (5).
2-out RBI: L Owen 2.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 0.
Baserunning
CS: W Wilson (4, 2nd base by J Key POCS).

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 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .311 .382 .431 .813 -0.164 1.57 0.000 -0.164 -1.2 2 4
Lloyd Moseby CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .253 .327 .431 .758 -0.132 1.21 0.000 -0.132 -0.9 0 0
Jesse Barfield RF 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .270 .348 .494 .842 0.018 1.06 0.069 -0.051 0.7 5 0
George Bell LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .293 .322 .609 .932 -0.191 1.69 0.000 -0.191 -0.9 2 0
Ernie Whitt C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .247 .318 .397 .716 -0.070 0.89 0.000 -0.070 -0.6 9 0
Willie Upshaw 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .260 .331 .450 .781 -0.082 1.04 0.000 -0.082 -0.6 6 3
Rance Mulliniks DH 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .270 .333 .414 .748 -0.042 0.94 0.017 -0.058 -0.3
Kelly Gruber 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .281 .317 .438 .755 -0.051 0.92 0.000 -0.051 -0.4 0 2
   Rick Leach PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .393 .400 .793 -0.019 0.70 0.000 -0.019 -0.1
   Manuel Lee 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .306 .313 .619 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
Garth Iorg 2B-3B 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .229 .272 .247 .519 0.065 1.26 0.113 -0.048 0.3 0 0 2B
Jimmy Key P 2 1
Team Totals 30 1 3 1 1 10 31 .100 .129 .133 .262 -0.668 1.20 0.199 -0.866 -4.1 27 11
2B: G Iorg (3, off B Saberhagen).
TB: G Iorg 2; R Mulliniks; J Barfield.
RBI: J Barfield (50).
2-out RBI: J Barfield.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
E: W Upshaw (3).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen, W (15-3) 9 3 1 1 1 10 0 2.47 31 86 0.669 1.20 4.1
Team Totals 9 3 1 1 1 10 0 1.00 31 86 0.669 1.20 4.1

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jimmy Key, L (9-6) 9 3 2 2 2 9 1 2.87 32 80 0.169 0.95 3.1
Team Totals 9 3 2 2 2 9 1 2.00 32 80 0.169 0.95 3.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Key (6; W Wilson, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Drew Coble, 2B - Dale Scott, 3B - Larry McCoy.
Time of Game: 2:23.
Attendance: 38,289.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Toronto Blue Jays
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Tony Fernandez SS
2 Kevin Seitzer 3B 2 Lloyd Moseby CF
3 George Brett DH 3 Jesse Barfield RF
4 Danny Tartabull RF 4 George Bell LF
5 Frank White 2B 5 Ernie Whitt C
6 Steve Balboni 1B 6 Willie Upshaw 1B
7 Bo Jackson LF 7 Rance Mulliniks DH
8 Angel Salazar SS 8 Kelly Gruber 3B
9 Larry Owen C 9 Garth Iorg 2B
Bret Saberhagen P Jimmy Key P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 0-0 2 1-- RR KCR L. Owen J. Key 39% 83% Home Run; Jackson Scores
b9 0-2 0 --- TOR G. Iorg B. Saberhagen -11% 78% Double to RF
b9 1-2 2 1-- O TOR G. Bell B. Saberhagen 11% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 0-2 0 -2- O TOR T. Fernandez B. Saberhagen 9% 87% Flyball: CF
b9 0-2 1 -2- O TOR L. Moseby B. Saberhagen 8% 95% Strikeout

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' Jimmy Key facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson J. Key 3% 53% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Wilson to 1B
t1 0-0 0 1-- O KCR K. Seitzer J. Key -6% 48% Wilson Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR K. Seitzer J. Key -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Key -1% 45% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O TOR T. Fernandez B. Saberhagen 2% 47% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O TOR L. Moseby B. Saberhagen 2% 49% Flyball: 3B
b1 0-0 2 --- O TOR J. Barfield B. Saberhagen 1% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR D. Tartabull J. Key -2% 48% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- KCR F. White J. Key 3% 50% Single to CF
t2 0-0 1 1-- O KCR S. Balboni J. Key -3% 47% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 1-- O KCR B. Jackson J. Key -2% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O TOR G. Bell B. Saberhagen 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O TOR E. Whitt B. Saberhagen 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 --- O TOR W. Upshaw B. Saberhagen 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR A. Salazar J. Key -3% 47% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- KCR L. Owen J. Key 3% 50% Walk
t3 0-0 1 1-- O KCR W. Wilson J. Key -3% 47% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 1-- O KCR K. Seitzer J. Key -3% 44% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O TOR R. Mulliniks B. Saberhagen 3% 47% Strikeout
b3 0-0 1 --- O TOR K. Gruber B. Saberhagen 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O TOR G. Iorg B. Saberhagen 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Key -3% 47% Groundout: 1B-P
t4 0-0 1 --- O KCR D. Tartabull J. Key -2% 45% Strikeout
t4 0-0 2 --- O KCR F. White J. Key -1% 44% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- O TOR T. Fernandez B. Saberhagen 3% 47% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 1 --- O TOR L. Moseby B. Saberhagen 2% 49% Strikeout
b4 0-0 2 --- TOR J. Barfield B. Saberhagen -2% 47% Walk
b4 0-0 2 1-- O TOR G. Bell B. Saberhagen 3% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 6-7-8
t5 0-0 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni J. Key -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-0 1 --- O KCR B. Jackson J. Key -2% 45% Flyball: RF
t5 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Salazar J. Key -2% 43% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
b5 0-0 0 --- O TOR E. Whitt B. Saberhagen 3% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-0 1 --- O TOR W. Upshaw B. Saberhagen 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-0 2 --- TOR R. Mulliniks B. Saberhagen -2% 47% Single to CF
b5 0-0 2 1-- O TOR K. Gruber B. Saberhagen 3% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 9-1-2
t6 0-0 0 --- O KCR L. Owen J. Key -4% 46% Strikeout
t6 0-0 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Key -3% 44% Flyball: RF
t6 0-0 2 --- O KCR K. Seitzer J. Key -2% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
b6 0-0 0 --- O TOR G. Iorg B. Saberhagen 3% 46% Groundout: 1B-P
b6 0-0 1 --- O TOR T. Fernandez B. Saberhagen 3% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 0-0 2 --- O TOR L. Moseby B. Saberhagen 2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 3-4-5
t7 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Key -4% 46% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 0-0 1 --- O KCR D. Tartabull J. Key -3% 43% Flyball: LF
t7 0-0 2 --- O KCR F. White J. Key -2% 41% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 3-4-5
b7 0-0 0 --- O TOR J. Barfield B. Saberhagen 4% 45% Strikeout
b7 0-0 1 --- O TOR G. Bell B. Saberhagen 3% 48% Flyball: 2B
b7 0-0 2 --- O TOR E. Whitt B. Saberhagen 2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 6-7-8
t8 0-0 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni J. Key -5% 45% Flyball: LF
t8 0-0 1 --- KCR B. Jackson J. Key 5% 50% Single to P
t8 0-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Salazar J. Key -6% 44% Flyball: RF
t8 0-0 2 1-- RR KCR L. Owen J. Key 39% 83% Home Run; Jackson Scores
t8 2-0 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Key -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 6-7-8
b8 0-2 0 --- O TOR W. Upshaw B. Saberhagen 5% 87% Strikeout
b8 0-2 1 --- O TOR R. Mulliniks B. Saberhagen 3% 90% Strikeout
Rick Leach pinch hits for Kelly Gruber (3B) batting 8th
b8 0-2 2 --- O TOR R. Leach B. Saberhagen 2% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 2-3-4
Manuel Lee replaces Rick Leach (PH) playing 2B batting 8th
Garth Iorg moves from 2B to 3B
t9 2-0 0 --- O KCR K. Seitzer J. Key -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 2-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Key -1% 90% Strikeout
t9 2-0 2 --- KCR D. Tartabull J. Key 0% 91% Walk
t9 2-0 2 1-- O KCR F. White J. Key -1% 90% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
b9 0-2 0 --- TOR G. Iorg B. Saberhagen -11% 78% Double to RF
b9 0-2 0 -2- O TOR T. Fernandez B. Saberhagen 9% 87% Flyball: CF
b9 0-2 1 -2- O TOR L. Moseby B. Saberhagen 8% 95% Strikeout
b9 0-2 2 -2- R TOR J. Barfield B. Saberhagen -5% 89% Single to CF; Iorg Scores
b9 1-2 2 1-- O TOR G. Bell B. Saberhagen 11% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 1.

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