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MIL
@BAL
1
4
MIL
@BAL
3
1
CHW
@CAL
5
6
 
(10)
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@CAL
5
4
 
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@DET
1
3
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@DET
2
3
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@NYY
7
5
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@NYY
11
2
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@OAK
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@TEX
4
8
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@TOR
6
7
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@ATL
5
8
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@CHC
9
3
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@CIN
7
10
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@HOU
4
6
NYM
@PIT
3
2
MON
@STL
3
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Friday, August 5, 1988, 7:37
, Exhibition Stadium
Attendance: 31,357, Time of Game: 2:59
Royals
6
54-54
 Lost 1 
4th, 13 GB
at Blue Jays
7
54-56
 Won 1 
5th, 12 GB
W: Duane Ward (7-1)
L: Ted Power (5-5)
S: Tom Henke (20)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          3  1  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    6  8  1
Blue Jays       4  1  1   0  1  0   0  0  X    7 14  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
Willie Wilson CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .270 .289 .340 .629 12 9 0.206 1.67 0.266 -0.060 1.7 2 0 2B,SB
Kevin Seitzer 3B 5 1 2 2 0 2 5 .309 .379 .421 .801 24 14 0.051 1.58 0.151 -0.100 0.8 2 1 2B
George Brett 1B 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .336 .417 .572 .989 17 8 0.105 1.98 0.211 -0.106 1.3 7 1 2B,IW
Frank White 2B 5 0 0 1 0 2 5 .262 .294 .382 .676 19 14 -0.171 2.18 0.010 -0.182 -1.2 2 3
Danny Tartabull RF 3 1 0 0 2 0 5 .266 .358 .487 .845 27 13 -0.168 1.79 0.038 -0.206 -0.9 1 0
Pat Tabler DH 3 0 1 2 1 0 4 .268 .334 .337 .671 14 6 0.138 1.45 0.215 -0.077 1.7 2B
Bo Jackson LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .258 .292 .477 .768 11 9 -0.099 1.21 0.000 -0.099 -0.9 2 0 SH
Bill Pecota SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .162 .186 .250 .436 12 8 -0.026 1.23 0.044 -0.071 -0.2 2 0
   Kurt Stillwell PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .256 .325 .417 .742 4 3 -0.021 0.80 0.000 -0.021 -0.1 0 1
Larry Owen C 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .200 .294 .200 .494 10 8 -0.059 1.36 0.027 -0.086 -0.4 6 1
   Bill Buckner PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .234 .263 .320 .583 2 2 -0.054 2.15 0.000 -0.054 -0.2
   Jamie Quirk C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .269 .311 .580 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Charlie Leibrandt P 0 0
   Ted Power P 0 0
   Israel Sanchez P 0 1
   Jeff Montgomery P 0 0
Team Totals 36 6 8 6 4 7 41 .222 .300 .333 .633 152 94 -0.098 1.64 0.962 -1.062 1.6 24 8
2B: K Seitzer (24, off J Key); G Brett (35, off J Key); P Tabler (13, off J Key); W Wilson (13, off J Key).
SH: B Jackson (1, off D Ward).
IBB: G Brett (13, by D Ward).
TB: W Wilson 3; K Seitzer 3; G Brett 2; P Tabler 2; L Owen; B Pecota.
RBI: P Tabler 2 (39); K Seitzer 2 (42); F White (44); G Brett (80).
2-out RBI: P Tabler 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 2. K Stillwell-F White-G Brett; F White-G Brett.
E: B Pecota (3).
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (22, 2nd base off D Ward/S Butera).

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Fernandez SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .282 .325 .374 .700 14 8 -0.011 0.85 0.054 -0.065 0.1 2 3
Kelly Gruber 3B 4 2 2 0 1 1 5 .288 .339 .469 .808 17 9 0.067 0.92 0.142 -0.075 0.3 1 3 2B,SB,GDP
George Bell LF 4 1 3 3 0 0 4 .273 .313 .466 .778 12 8 0.214 1.18 0.255 -0.041 2.2 2 0 2·2B
   Ernie Whitt C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .343 .345 .688 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Fred McGriff 1B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .292 .394 .596 .990 18 12 -0.034 1.32 0.083 -0.117 -0.6 8 0 2B
Cecil Fielder DH 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .272 .319 .544 .863 7 5 0.031 1.05 0.051 -0.020 0.3
   Rance Mulliniks PH 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .312 .391 .500 .891 9 4 -0.032 1.16 0.000 -0.032 -0.4
Jesse Barfield RF 2 1 1 2 1 1 4 .218 .284 .393 .677 13 7 0.166 1.27 0.179 -0.014 1.4 4 0 HR,SF
Manuel Lee 2B 4 0 3 2 0 1 4 .294 .339 .368 .707 10 9 0.134 1.01 0.205 -0.072 1.3 2 1 3B,2B,CS
Rob Ducey CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 14 9 -0.127 0.91 0.000 -0.127 -1.5 2 0
Sal Butera C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .281 .303 .344 .647 17 9 -0.005 0.80 0.045 -0.050 0.2 5 1
   Lou Thornton PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jimmy Key P 0 0
   Duane Ward P 0 1
   Tom Henke P 0 0
Team Totals 34 7 14 7 3 6 38 .412 .447 .706 1.153 131 80 0.403 1.03 1.014 -0.613 3.1 27 9
2B: K Gruber (28, off C Leibrandt); G Bell 2 (20, 2 off C Leibrandt); F McGriff (26, off T Power); M Lee (10, off T Power).
3B: M Lee (2, off C Leibrandt).
HR: J Barfield (10, off C Leibrandt, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: J Barfield (4, off T Power).
TB: M Lee 6; G Bell 5; J Barfield 4; K Gruber 3; T Fernandez 2; F McGriff 2; C Fielder; S Butera.
GIDP: K Gruber (14).
RBI: G Bell 3 (63); J Barfield 2 (33); M Lee 2 (26).
2-out RBI: G Bell.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
E: D Ward (1).
Baserunning
SB: K Gruber (18, 2nd base off T Power/L Owen).
CS: M Lee (3, Home by C Leibrandt/L Owen).

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
Charlie Leibrandt 3 8 6 6 2 2 1 3.72 17 62 37 23 5 9 3 9 6 1 19 -0.479 1.12 -4.5
Ted Power, L (5-5) 2.2 4 1 1 1 1 0 6.46 13 42 24 15 1 8 4 7 5 0 0 0 -0.034 1.08 0.0
Israel Sanchez 1.2 2 0 0 0 3 0 5.93 7 24 17 10 3 4 3 1 0 0 2 0 0.062 0.69 0.5
Jeff Montgomery 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.54 1 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.049 1.06 0.9
Team Totals 8 14 7 7 3 6 1 7.88 38 131 80 49 10 21 11 17 11 1 19 4 0 -0.402 1.03 -3.1

Toronto Blue Jays

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
Jimmy Key 3.1 8 6 6 2 1 0 3.11 21 77 46 35 5 6 6 12 6 0 19 -0.481 1.25 -4.6
Duane Ward, W (7-1) 4.2 0 0 0 2 5 0 3.27 17 62 41 23 7 11 7 3 0 0 3 1 0.420 2.01 2.5
Tom Henke, S (20) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.70 3 13 7 4 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.159 2.11 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 6 6 4 7 0 6.00 41 152 94 62 14 18 13 17 6 0 19 3 1 0.098 1.64 -1.6
Balks: None.
WP: D Ward (8).
HBP: None.
IBB: D Ward (3; G Brett).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Evans, 1B - Larry Young, 2B - Tim Tschida, 3B - Ted Hendry.
Time of Game: 2:59.
Attendance: 31,357.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 86° F, Wind 15mph out to Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Toronto Blue Jays
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Tony Fernandez SS
2 Kevin Seitzer 3B 2 Kelly Gruber 3B
3 George Brett 1B 3 George Bell LF
4 Frank White 2B 4 Fred McGriff 1B
5 Danny Tartabull RF 5 Cecil Fielder DH
6 Pat Tabler DH 6 Jesse Barfield RF
7 Bo Jackson LF 7 Manuel Lee 2B
8 Bill Pecota SS 8 Rob Ducey CF
9 Larry Owen C 9 Sal Butera C
Charlie Leibrandt P Jimmy Key P

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 1-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  RR KCR P. Tabler J. Key -17% 24% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Brett Scores; Tartabull Scores
b1 2-3 1 123 3,(1-1)  RR TOR M. Lee C. Leibrandt 13% 68% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); Bell Scores; Fielder Scores; Barfield to 2B
b2 4-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  R TOR G. Bell C. Leibrandt 13% 65% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Gruber Scores; Bell to 3B/Adv on E6
b1 0-3 0 -23 2,(0-1)  RR TOR G. Bell C. Leibrandt 11% 51% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Fernandez Scores; Gruber Scores
t4 4-6 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R KCR K. Seitzer J. Key -11% 58% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Pecota Scores; Wilson to 2B

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 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR W. Wilson J. Key 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  KCR K. Seitzer J. Key -4% 48% Double to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  R KCR G. Brett J. Key -10% 38% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Seitzer Scores
t1 1-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR F. White J. Key 3% 41% Flyball: SS
t1 1-0 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  KCR D. Tartabull J. Key -1% 41% Walk
t1 1-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  RR KCR P. Tabler J. Key -17% 24% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Brett Scores; Tartabull Scores
t1 3-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Jackson J. Key 2% 26% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  TOR T. Fernandez C. Leibrandt 4% 29% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to P's Right)
b1 0-3 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  TOR K. Gruber C. Leibrandt 10% 40% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Fernandez to 3B
b1 0-3 0 -23 2,(0-1)  RR TOR G. Bell C. Leibrandt 11% 51% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Fernandez Scores; Gruber Scores
b1 2-3 0 -2- 6,(2-2)  O TOR F. McGriff C. Leibrandt -4% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b1 2-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  TOR C. Fielder C. Leibrandt 5% 51% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Bell to 3B
b1 2-3 1 1-3 5,(3-1)  TOR J. Barfield C. Leibrandt 4% 55% Walk; Fielder to 2B
b1 2-3 1 123 3,(1-1)  RR TOR M. Lee C. Leibrandt 13% 68% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); Bell Scores; Fielder Scores; Barfield to 2B
b1 4-3 1 12- 4,(1-2)  OO TOR R. Ducey C. Leibrandt -7% 61% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Blue Jays 4.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 8-9-1
t2 3-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR B. Pecota J. Key 2% 63% Lineout: LF (LF Line)
t2 3-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR L. Owen J. Key -3% 60% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 3-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR W. Wilson J. Key -9% 51% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Owen to 3B
t2 3-4 1 -23 5,(3-1)  RO KCR K. Seitzer J. Key 1% 52% Groundout: SS-1B; Owen Scores
t2 4-4 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O KCR G. Brett J. Key 3% 55% Foul Flyball: 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Blue Jays 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 9-1-2
b2 4-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TOR S. Butera C. Leibrandt -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b2 4-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR T. Fernandez C. Leibrandt -2% 51% Lineout: 3B
b2 4-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  TOR K. Gruber C. Leibrandt 1% 52% Walk
b2 4-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  R TOR G. Bell C. Leibrandt 13% 65% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Gruber Scores; Bell to 3B/Adv on E6
b2 5-4 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O TOR F. McGriff C. Leibrandt -3% 62% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Blue Jays 5.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 4-5-6
t3 4-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR F. White J. Key 3% 64% Strikeout Swinging
t3 4-5 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR D. Tartabull J. Key -3% 61% Walk
t3 4-5 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O KCR P. Tabler J. Key 3% 65% Flyball: RF
t3 4-5 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Jackson J. Key 3% 67% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Jackson to 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Blue Jays 5.
Bottom of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 5-6-7
b3 5-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR C. Fielder C. Leibrandt -2% 65% Flyball: SS
b3 5-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R TOR J. Barfield C. Leibrandt 10% 75% Home Run
b3 6-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  TOR M. Lee C. Leibrandt 5% 81% Triple to LF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b3 6-4 1 --3 1,(0-0)  O TOR R. Ducey C. Leibrandt -6% 74% Lee Caught Stealing Hm (C-3B)
b3 6-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR R. Ducey C. Leibrandt -1% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Blue Jays 6.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 8-9-1
t4 4-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR B. Pecota J. Key -4% 69% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t4 4-6 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O KCR L. Owen J. Key 4% 73% Lineout: CF
t4 4-6 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR W. Wilson J. Key -5% 69% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Pecota to 2B
t4 4-6 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R KCR K. Seitzer J. Key -11% 58% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Pecota Scores; Wilson to 2B
t4 5-6 1 12- 3,(1-1)  KCR G. Brett J. Key -8% 50% Fielder's Choice 1B; Wilson to 3B; Seitzer to 2B; Brett to 1B
Duane Ward replaces Jimmy Key pitching
t4 5-6 1 123 3,(1-1)  RO KCR F. White D. Ward -1% 49% Groundout: P-1B; Wilson Scores; Seitzer to 3B; Brett to 2B
t4 6-6 2 -23 6,(2-2)  O KCR D. Tartabull D. Ward 7% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 6-6, Royals' Ted Power facing 9-1-2
Ted Power replaces Charlie Leibrandt pitching
b4 6-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR S. Butera T. Power -3% 53% Flyball: LF
b4 6-6 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O TOR T. Fernandez T. Power -2% 51% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 6-6 2 --- 2,(1-0)  TOR K. Gruber T. Power 1% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b4 6-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  TOR G. Bell T. Power 1% 54% Gruber Steals 2B
b4 6-6 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O TOR G. Bell T. Power -4% 50% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 6.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 6-6, Blue Jays' Duane Ward facing 6-7-8
t5 6-6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR P. Tabler D. Ward -5% 45% Walk
t5 6-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR B. Jackson D. Ward 2% 47% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Tabler to 2B
t5 6-6 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Pecota D. Ward 5% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 6-6 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR L. Owen D. Ward 5% 57% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 6-6, Royals' Ted Power facing 4-5-6
b5 6-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  TOR F. McGriff T. Power 8% 65% Double to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
Rance Mulliniks pinch hits for Cecil Fielder (DH) batting 5th
b5 6-6 0 -2- 4,(3-0)  O TOR R. Mulliniks T. Power -1% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B; McGriff to 3B
b5 6-6 1 --3 3,(1-1)  RO TOR J. Barfield T. Power 4% 68% Flyball: 1B/Sacrifice Fly; McGriff Scores
b5 7-6 2 --- 1,(0-0)  TOR M. Lee T. Power 2% 70% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
b5 7-6 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O TOR R. Ducey T. Power -3% 67% Lineout: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 7.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 6-7, Blue Jays' Duane Ward facing 1-2-3
t6 6-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR W. Wilson D. Ward -6% 61% Reached on E1 (throw) (Ground Ball)
t6 6-7 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR K. Seitzer D. Ward -4% 57% Wilson Steals 2B
t6 6-7 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer D. Ward 7% 63% Strikeout Swinging
t6 6-7 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  KCR G. Brett D. Ward -3% 60% Intentional Walk
t6 6-7 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR F. White D. Ward 7% 67% Popfly: SS
t6 6-7 2 12- 2,(0-1)  KCR D. Tartabull D. Ward -3% 65% Wild Pitch; Wilson to 3B; Brett to 2B
t6 6-7 2 -23 4,(2-1)  O KCR D. Tartabull D. Ward 10% 74% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 7-6, Royals' Ted Power facing 9-1-2
b6 7-6 0 --- 7,(3-2)  TOR S. Butera T. Power 3% 78% Walk
b6 7-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TOR T. Fernandez T. Power -3% 75% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Fernandez to 1B
b6 7-6 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O TOR K. Gruber T. Power -3% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b6 7-6 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  TOR G. Bell T. Power 2% 74% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Fernandez to 2B
Israel Sanchez replaces Ted Power pitching
b6 7-6 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O TOR F. McGriff I. Sanchez -4% 70% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 7.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 6-7, Blue Jays' Duane Ward facing 6-7-8
t7 6-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR P. Tabler D. Ward 4% 74% Foul Flyball: RF
t7 6-7 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR B. Jackson D. Ward 3% 77% Strikeout Looking
Kurt Stillwell pinch hits for Bill Pecota (SS) batting 8th
t7 6-7 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR K. Stillwell D. Ward 2% 79% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 7-6, Royals' Israel Sanchez facing 5-6-7
Kurt Stillwell moves from PH to SS
b7 7-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TOR R. Mulliniks I. Sanchez -2% 77% Strikeout Swinging
b7 7-6 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O TOR J. Barfield I. Sanchez -1% 76% Strikeout Looking
b7 7-6 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O TOR M. Lee I. Sanchez -1% 75% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 7.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 6-7, Blue Jays' Duane Ward facing 9-1-2
Bill Buckner pinch hits for Larry Owen (C) batting 9th
t8 6-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Buckner D. Ward 5% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 6-7 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR W. Wilson D. Ward 4% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 6-7 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O KCR K. Seitzer D. Ward 3% 87% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 7-6, Royals' Israel Sanchez facing 8-9-1
Jamie Quirk replaces Bill Buckner (PH) playing C batting 9th
b8 7-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TOR R. Ducey I. Sanchez -1% 86% Flyball: LF
b8 7-6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  TOR S. Butera I. Sanchez 1% 87% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line)
b8 7-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  TOR T. Fernandez I. Sanchez 2% 89% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Butera to 2B
Jeff Montgomery replaces Israel Sanchez pitching
Lou Thornton pinch runs for Sal Butera (C) batting 9th
b8 7-6 1 12- 3,(1-1)  OO TOR K. Gruber J. Montgomery -5% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 7.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 6-7, Blue Jays' Tom Henke facing 3-4-5
Tom Henke replaces Duane Ward pitching
Ernie Whitt replaces George Bell (LF) playing C batting 3rd
Lou Thornton moves from PR to LF
t9 6-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR G. Brett T. Henke 7% 91% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t9 6-7 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR F. White T. Henke 5% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 6-7 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR D. Tartabull T. Henke 4% 100% Foul Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 7.

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