Pressure Play (highest-leverage situation): 2.14
Pressure Cooker (highest total leverage faced in the game): 0.84
Royals starter Danny Duffy faced just 20 batters, but things got so ugly, so fast, that in the process of losing his 4-0 lead the lefty faced the most pressure of anyone. Three homers and five earned runs in four innings tells you, well, Duffy didn’t handle that pressure too well.
Put it on the Board (greatest win probability added, single play): .140
Tim Anderson’s second homer, plating Nicky Delmonico, added .140 win probability, in the fifth inning. White Sox 8, Royals 4
Game MVP (greatest win probability added, game): 0.25
Tim Anderson and his two-homer, three-run, three-RBI plus walk effort today tallied the top win probability of the game.
Chicago’s Start: 46
James Shields manned up after seeing his game score drop almost instantaneously to 26, finishing strong with six innings, five hits, four earned runs and a 46 game score.
Kansas City’s Start: 18
Duffy started out striking out a storm — five batters in his first three innings, but in the end, having as many walks (two) and homers (three) as Ks (five) is not a recipe for anything better than an 18 game score.