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@BOS
7
2
BAL
@CHW
4
1
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@CLE
5
2
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@DET
2
7
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@MIN
2
0
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@NYY
8
9
 
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@TOR
7
4
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0
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3
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@NYM
4
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@PIT
14
6
Thursday, April 30, 1998, 1:06
, SkyDome
Attendance: 26,690, Time of Game: 3:01
Royals
7
12-15
 Won 2 
2nd, 2½ GB
at Blue Jays
4
10-16
 Lost 2 
5th, 8½ GB
W: Glendon Rusch (3-3)
L: Juan Guzman (1-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          2  0  0   4  0  0   0  1  0    7 11  1
Blue Jays       0  0  0   0  0  0   4  0  0    4  9  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Damon CF 4 2 1 0 1 1 .266 .701 16 9 0.063 0.74 0.090 -0.027 0.5 3 0 SB
Jose Offerman 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 .330 .801 14 10 -0.099 0.65 0.003 -0.102 -1.4 1 2
Hal Morris DH 5 1 2 3 0 1 .427 1.061 15 10 0.158 0.80 0.188 -0.030 1.6 2B,GDP
Jeff King 1B 5 0 1 1 0 1 .292 .862 20 13 -0.020 0.47 0.031 -0.050 -0.1 6 1
Larry Sutton RF 2 0 1 1 1 0 .266 .753 13 7 0.085 0.44 0.095 -0.010 1.5 5 0 2B,HBP
   Ernie Young PH-RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 .225 .612 5 2 0.005 0.07 0.005 0.000 0.2 0 0 2B
Shane Mack LF 4 0 0 0 1 1 .342 .927 26 15 -0.038 0.52 0.007 -0.045 -1.9 1 0
Terry Pendleton 3B 4 1 3 1 0 1 .200 .585 12 9 0.144 0.63 0.148 -0.004 1.7 0 1 HR,2B
   Felix Martinez PR-SS 0 1 0 0 0 0 .153 .410 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Shane Halter SS-3B 2 1 0 0 1 0 .260 .787 19 12 -0.048 0.83 0.015 -0.063 -0.9 0 2 SH
Chris Turner C 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .333 10 6 0.002 0.71 0.021 -0.019 0.1 3 0 HBP
   Mike Sweeney PR-C 2 1 1 1 0 0 .221 .623 5 4 0.033 0.49 0.036 -0.002 0.5 6 0
Glendon Rusch P 0 1
   Jim Pittsley P 0 0
   Matt Whisenant P 0 0
   Scott Service P 1 1
   Jeff Montgomery P 0 0
Team Totals 35 7 11 7 4 6 .314 .929 155 97 0.285 0.62 0.639 -0.352 2.0 27 8
2B: E Young (2, off D Plesac); T Pendleton (4, off P Quantrill); L Sutton (4, off J Guzman); H Morris (11, off J Guzman).
HR: T Pendleton (1, off J Guzman; 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF Line).
SH: S Halter (3, off P Quantrill).
HBP: L Sutton (2, by B Risley); C Turner (1, by J Guzman).
TB: T Pendleton 7; H Morris 3; E Young 2; L Sutton 2; M Sweeney; J King; J Damon; J Offerman.
GIDP: H Morris (4).
RBI: H Morris 3 (13); M Sweeney (7); L Sutton (15); T Pendleton (4); J King (25).
2-out RBI: H Morris 2; J King; L Sutton.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 6 for 12.
Fielding
E: M Sweeney (2).
Baserunning
SB: J Damon (5, 2nd base off J Guzman/K Brown).

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Shannon Stewart CF 5 1 1 1 0 0 .277 .712 20 13 -0.044 0.87 0.044 -0.088 -0.3 1 0 SB
Shawn Green RF 5 0 1 1 0 4 .232 .724 26 17 0.027 0.77 0.088 -0.061 -0.1 6 1 2B
Jose Canseco LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .210 .740 11 6 -0.006 0.37 0.013 -0.018 -0.2 1 0
   Felipe Crespo PH-LF 1 0 1 0 1 0 .261 .638 11 5 0.058 1.18 0.058 0.000 0.4 1 0
Carlos Delgado 1B 3 0 0 0 1 3 .240 .665 16 9 -0.089 1.10 0.024 -0.113 -0.7 8 1 HBP
Juan Samuel 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .125 .401 11 6 -0.060 1.27 0.032 -0.092 -0.6 1 2
Ed Sprague 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 .279 .804 14 8 -0.014 1.12 0.066 -0.080 -0.1 1 1
Mike Stanley DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 .198 .691 11 7 -0.098 1.00 0.000 -0.098 -1.3
Alex Gonzalez SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 .200 .516 26 14 -0.027 1.02 0.071 -0.098 -0.2 1 3
Kevin Brown C 3 1 2 1 0 0 .316 .838 6 4 0.087 0.75 0.098 -0.012 2.3 5 0 2B
   Darrin Fletcher PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .526 3 3 -0.047 2.87 0.000 -0.047 -0.3 2 0
Juan Guzman P 0 0
   Bill Risley P 0 0
   Paul Quantrill P 0 1
   Dan Plesac P 0 0
   Carlos Almanzar P 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 9 3 4 9 .257 .664 155 92 -0.213 0.99 0.494 -0.707 -1.0 27 9
2B: K Brown (2, off G Rusch); S Green (4, off G Rusch).
HBP: C Delgado (1, by G Rusch).
TB: K Brown 3; E Sprague 2; S Green 2; J Canseco; A Gonzalez; F Crespo; S Stewart.
RBI: K Brown (3); S Stewart (3); S Green (15).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. S Green-C Delgado; C Delgado-A Gonzalez-C Delgado.
Outfield Assists: S Green (L Sutton at 1st base).
Baserunning
SB: S Stewart (5, 2nd base off G Rusch/M Sweeney).
Pickoffs: A Gonzalez (2nd base by S Service).

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, W (3-3) 6.1 6 4 4 3 5 0 6.06 29 111 64 34 10 20 5 15 5 0 47 -0.009 0.69 -0.8
Jim Pittsley 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.97 1 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.046 2.14 -0.2
Matt Whisenant, H (2) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 9.00 2 6 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.162 3.23 1.0
Scott Service, H (4) 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.84 4 22 15 7 3 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.059 1.98 0.6
Jeff Montgomery, S (5) 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 6.52 4 16 10 3 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.048 0.59 0.6
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 4 9 0 4.00 40 162 96 49 16 31 8 18 6 0 47 3 0 0.214 0.99 1.0
J Pittsley faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.

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
Juan Guzman, L (1-4) 3.2 7 6 6 3 2 1 7.68 22 86 51 30 6 15 4 12 5 0 22 -0.275 0.93 -4.2
Bill Risley 3.1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1.04 11 44 27 19 2 6 4 3 2 0 2 0 0.029 0.18 2.1
Paul Quantrill 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.60 3 4 4 4 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 -0.069 0.70 -1.0
Dan Plesac 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.35 5 17 12 7 3 2 0 4 1 0 1 0 0.022 0.21 0.8
Carlos Almanzar 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.86 1 4 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.007 0.24 0.3
Team Totals 9 11 7 7 4 6 1 7.00 42 155 97 60 13 24 9 21 10 0 22 4 0 -0.286 0.62 -2.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: G Rusch (1; C Delgado); B Risley (1; L Sutton); J Guzman (2; C Turner).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: S Service (1; A Gonzalez, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Greg Kosc, 1B - Ken Kaiser, 2B - Ed Hickox, 3B - Larry Barnett.
Time of Game: 3:01.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Toronto Blue Jays
1 Johnny Damon CF 1 Shannon Stewart CF
2 Jose Offerman 2B 2 Shawn Green RF
3 Hal Morris DH 3 Jose Canseco LF
4 Jeff King 1B 4 Carlos Delgado 1B
5 Larry Sutton RF 5 Juan Samuel 2B
6 Shane Mack LF 6 Ed Sprague 3B
7 Terry Pendleton 3B 7 Mike Stanley DH
8 Shane Halter SS 8 Alex Gonzalez SS
9 Chris Turner C 9 Kevin Brown C
Glendon Rusch P Juan Guzman P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 3-0 2 123 2,(1-0)  RR KCR H. Morris J. Guzman 10% 91% Single to CF (Line Drive); Halter Scores; Sweeney Scores; Damon to 3B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR H. Morris J. Guzman 9% 61% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Damon Scores
t4 2-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  R KCR T. Pendleton J. Guzman 9% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t1 1-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R KCR L. Sutton J. Guzman 9% 66% Double to LF (Line Drive); Morris Scores
b7 3-6 1 --3 6,(2-2)  R TOR S. Green G. Rusch -9% 74% Double to CF (Line Drive); Stewart 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' Juan Guzman facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  KCR J. Damon J. Guzman 3% 53% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  KCR J. Offerman J. Guzman 2% 56% Damon Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Offerman J. Guzman -4% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R KCR H. Morris J. Guzman 9% 61% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Damon Scores
t1 1-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. King J. Guzman -3% 57% Flyball: LF
t1 1-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R KCR L. Sutton J. Guzman 9% 66% Double to LF (Line Drive); Morris Scores
t1 2-0 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  KCR S. Mack J. Guzman 1% 67% Walk
t1 2-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  KCR T. Pendleton J. Guzman 2% 69% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Sutton to 3B; Mack to 2B
t1 2-0 2 123 8,(3-2)  O KCR S. Halter J. Guzman -6% 64% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O TOR S. Stewart G. Rusch 2% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b1 0-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O TOR S. Green G. Rusch 2% 68% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  TOR J. Canseco G. Rusch -1% 66% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b1 0-2 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  TOR C. Delgado G. Rusch -2% 64% Walk; Canseco to 2B
b1 0-2 2 12- 6,(3-2)  TOR J. Samuel G. Rusch -3% 61% Walk; Canseco to 3B; Delgado to 2B
b1 0-2 2 123 6,(3-2)  O TOR E. Sprague G. Rusch 8% 69% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Blue Jays' Juan Guzman facing 9-1-2
t2 2-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O KCR C. Turner J. Guzman -2% 67% Strikeout Swinging
t2 2-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O KCR J. Damon J. Guzman -1% 66% Popfly: C
t2 2-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Offerman J. Guzman -1% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 7-8-9
b2 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR M. Stanley G. Rusch 3% 67% Flyball: CF
b2 0-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TOR A. Gonzalez G. Rusch 2% 69% Lineout: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
b2 0-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR K. Brown G. Rusch 1% 70% Groundout: P-SS-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Blue Jays' Juan Guzman facing 3-4-5
t3 2-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR H. Morris J. Guzman -2% 68% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
t3 2-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. King J. Guzman -1% 67% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR L. Sutton J. Guzman -1% 66% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 1-2-3
b3 0-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O TOR S. Stewart G. Rusch 3% 69% Flyball: CF
b3 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR S. Green G. Rusch 2% 71% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O TOR J. Canseco G. Rusch 1% 72% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Blue Jays' Juan Guzman facing 6-7-8
t4 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR S. Mack J. Guzman -2% 70% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
t4 2-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  R KCR T. Pendleton J. Guzman 9% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t4 3-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR S. Halter J. Guzman 2% 80% Walk
t4 3-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  KCR C. Turner J. Guzman 2% 82% Hit By Pitch; Halter to 2B
Mike Sweeney pinch runs for Chris Turner (C) batting 9th
t4 3-0 1 12- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Damon J. Guzman 3% 86% Walk; Halter to 3B; Sweeney to 2B
t4 3-0 1 123 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Offerman J. Guzman -4% 81% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t4 3-0 2 123 2,(1-0)  RR KCR H. Morris J. Guzman 10% 91% Single to CF (Line Drive); Halter Scores; Sweeney Scores; Damon to 3B
t4 5-0 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  R KCR J. King J. Guzman 3% 94% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Damon Scores; Morris to 2B
Bill Risley replaces Juan Guzman pitching
t4 6-0 2 12- 7,(3-2)  KCR L. Sutton B. Risley 1% 95% Walk; Morris to 3B; King to 2B
t4 6-0 2 123 7,(3-2)  O KCR S. Mack B. Risley -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 4-5-6
Mike Sweeney moves from PR to C
b4 0-6 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O TOR C. Delgado G. Rusch 1% 94% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O TOR J. Samuel G. Rusch 1% 95% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b4 0-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O TOR E. Sprague G. Rusch 0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Blue Jays' Bill Risley facing 7-8-9
t5 6-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR T. Pendleton B. Risley -0% 95% Strikeout Swinging
t5 6-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR S. Halter B. Risley -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
t5 6-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Sweeney B. Risley -0% 95% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 7-8-9
b5 0-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TOR M. Stanley G. Rusch 1% 96% Flyball: RF
b5 0-6 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O TOR A. Gonzalez G. Rusch 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b5 0-6 2 --- 4,(2-1)  TOR K. Brown G. Rusch -0% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b5 0-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TOR S. Stewart G. Rusch 1% 97% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Blue Jays' Bill Risley facing 1-2-3
t6 6-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR J. Damon B. Risley -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t6 6-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR J. Offerman B. Risley 0% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
t6 6-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO KCR H. Morris B. Risley -1% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 2-3-4
b6 0-6 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O TOR S. Green G. Rusch 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b6 0-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR J. Canseco G. Rusch 1% 98% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
b6 0-6 2 --- 1,(0-0)  TOR C. Delgado G. Rusch -0% 97% Hit By Pitch
b6 0-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TOR J. Samuel G. Rusch 1% 98% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Blue Jays' Bill Risley facing 4-5-6
t7 6-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR J. King B. Risley -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 6-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR L. Sutton B. Risley 0% 98% Hit By Pitch
t7 6-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO KCR S. Mack B. Risley -0% 98% Line Drive Double Play: RF-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Glendon Rusch facing 6-7-8
b7 0-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TOR E. Sprague G. Rusch -1% 96% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b7 0-6 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O TOR M. Stanley G. Rusch 1% 98% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b7 0-6 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  TOR A. Gonzalez G. Rusch -1% 96% Walk; Sprague to 2B
b7 0-6 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R TOR K. Brown G. Rusch -5% 91% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line); Sprague Scores; Gonzalez to 3B
b7 1-6 1 -23 6,(2-2)  R TOR S. Stewart G. Rusch -4% 87% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Gonzalez Scores; Brown to 3B
b7 2-6 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  R TOR S. Green G. Rusch -4% 82% Stewart Steals 2B; Brown Scores/Adv on E2; Stewart to 3B
b7 3-6 1 --3 6,(2-2)  R TOR S. Green G. Rusch -9% 74% Double to CF (Line Drive); Stewart Scores
Jim Pittsley replaces Glendon Rusch pitching
Felipe Crespo pinch hits for Jose Canseco (LF) batting 3rd
b7 4-6 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  TOR F. Crespo J. Pittsley -5% 69% Walk
Matt Whisenant replaces Jim Pittsley pitching
b7 4-6 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O TOR C. Delgado M. Whisenant 8% 77% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-6 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O TOR J. Samuel M. Whisenant 8% 85% Flyball: RF
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-4, Blue Jays' Paul Quantrill facing 7-8-9
Paul Quantrill replaces Bill Risley pitching
Felipe Crespo moves from PH to LF
t8 6-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR T. Pendleton P. Quantrill 4% 89% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
Felix Martinez pinch runs for Terry Pendleton (3B) batting 7th
t8 6-4 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR S. Halter P. Quantrill -0% 89% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Short 3B Line); Martinez to 3B
t8 6-4 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R KCR M. Sweeney P. Quantrill 4% 92% Single to 2B (Line Drive to SS-2B); Martinez Scores
Dan Plesac replaces Paul Quantrill pitching
t8 7-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Damon D. Plesac -1% 91% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t8 7-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Offerman D. Plesac -1% 90% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Blue Jays 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 4-7, Royals' Scott Service facing 6-7-8
Scott Service replaces Matt Whisenant pitching
Shane Halter moves from SS to 3B
Felix Martinez moves from PR to SS
b8 4-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  TOR E. Sprague S. Service -5% 85% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b8 4-7 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O TOR M. Stanley S. Service 5% 90% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-7 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  TOR A. Gonzalez S. Service -6% 84% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Sprague to 2B
Darrin Fletcher pinch hits for Kevin Brown (C) batting 9th
b8 4-7 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O TOR D. Fletcher S. Service 5% 89% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Sprague to 3B; Gonzalez to 2B
b8 4-7 2 -23 7,(3-2)  O TOR S. Stewart S. Service 7% 96% Gonzalez Picked off 2B (P-SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Blue Jays 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-4, Blue Jays' Dan Plesac facing 3-4-5
Darrin Fletcher moves from PH to C
t9 7-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR H. Morris D. Plesac -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 7-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. King D. Plesac -0% 95% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
Ernie Young pinch hits for Larry Sutton (RF) batting 5th
t9 7-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR E. Young D. Plesac 0% 96% Double to CF (Line Drive)
Carlos Almanzar replaces Dan Plesac pitching
t9 7-4 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O KCR S. Mack C. Almanzar -1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Blue Jays 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 4-7, Royals' Jeff Montgomery facing 1-2-3
Jeff Montgomery replaces Scott Service pitching
Ernie Young moves from PH to RF
b9 4-7 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TOR S. Stewart J. Montgomery 3% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b9 4-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR S. Green J. Montgomery 2% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-7 2 --- 4,(2-1)  TOR F. Crespo J. Montgomery -1% 98% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF)
b9 4-7 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O TOR C. Delgado J. Montgomery 2% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Blue Jays 4.

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