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Scores
Standings
KCR
@BAL
4
2
BOS
@CAL
7
2
MIN
@DET
6
2
NYY
@OAK
2
3
WSA
@SEP
0
2
SFG
@CHC
11
1
CIN
@MON
8
5
 
(7)
LAD
@PIT
13
3
SDP
@STL
6
7
Friday, May 9, 1969, 8:05PM
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 7,650, Time of Game: 2:19
Royals
4
15-12
 Won 1 
3rd, 3½ GB
at Orioles
2
20-11
 Lost 3 
1st
W: Dick Drago (2-0)
L: Dick Hall (2-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  3    4  8  0
Orioles         0  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  0    2  4  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pat Kelly CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .238 .304 .286 .590 -0.122 0.97 0.000 -0.122 -1.1 3 0
Jackie Hernandez SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .211 .268 .237 .505 -0.095 0.97 0.000 -0.095 -0.7 1 4
Lou Piniella LF 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .283 .324 .511 .834 0.051 0.66 0.076 -0.025 0.5 1 0
Joe Foy 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .262 .350 .369 .719 0.153 1.68 0.199 -0.046 0.7 1 3 SB
Bob Oliver RF 3 1 2 1 0 0 4 .299 .342 .478 .820 0.304 2.11 0.327 -0.023 1.1 3 0 SF
Chuck Harrison 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .296 .345 .352 .697 -0.262 1.99 0.000 -0.262 -1.4 10 0
   Hawk Taylor C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .412 .412 .882 1.294 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jerry Adair 2B 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .299 .357 .338 .695 0.084 2.17 0.117 -0.033 0.4 0 3 IW
   Tom Burgmeier PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Juan Rios 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .333 .226 .559 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ellie Rodriguez C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .188 .278 .229 .507 -0.084 1.21 0.000 -0.084 -0.8 8 0
   Mike Fiore PH-1B 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .262 .416 .361 .776 0.455 7.83 0.455 0.000 1.8 0 0 2B
Dick Drago P 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.048 1.00 0.024 -0.073 -0.7 0 0 SH
Team Totals 33 4 8 4 2 7 37 .242 .278 .273 .551 0.436 1.59 1.198 -0.763 -0.1 27 10
2B: M Fiore (3, off D Hall).
SF: B Oliver (1, off T Phoebus).
SH: D Drago (1, off D Hall).
IBB: J Adair (1, by D Hall).
TB: L Piniella 3; M Fiore 2; B Oliver 2; J Foy 2.
RBI: M Fiore 2 (3); B Oliver (9); D Drago (1).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Baserunning
SB: J Foy (8, 2nd base off T Phoebus/E Hendricks).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Buford LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .233 .377 .340 .717 -0.079 0.79 0.000 -0.079 -0.7 1 0
   Merv Rettenmund LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .452 .667 1.119 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Paul Blair CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .313 .367 .508 .875 0.036 0.91 0.078 -0.042 -0.0 2 0
Frank Robinson RF 3 1 2 0 1 1 4 .339 .418 .661 1.079 0.210 1.46 0.220 -0.010 1.0 5 0
Boog Powell 1B 3 0 1 2 0 1 3 .247 .398 .382 .780 0.260 1.97 0.313 -0.053 1.2 6 0 2B
   Chico Salmon PR-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .429 .500 .929 -0.073 3.36 0.000 -0.073 -0.3 1 0
Elrod Hendricks C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .296 .378 .437 .815 -0.140 1.34 0.000 -0.140 -1.1 7 0
Brooks Robinson 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .218 .289 .370 .659 -0.065 0.96 0.010 -0.075 -0.2 2 0 IW
Davey Johnson 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .231 .303 .352 .655 -0.073 1.04 0.000 -0.073 -0.8 2 1
Mark Belanger SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .283 .373 .349 .722 -0.090 1.22 0.000 -0.090 -0.8 1 5
Tom Phoebus P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .250 .357 .250 .607 -0.051 0.70 0.000 -0.051 -0.5 0 1
   Dick Hall P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 31 2 4 2 2 8 33 .129 .182 .161 .343 -0.065 1.21 0.621 -0.686 -2.1 27 8
2B: B Powell (6, off D Drago).
IBB: B Robinson (3, by D Drago).
TB: F Robinson 2; B Powell 2; P Blair.
RBI: B Powell 2 (17).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
E: D Buford (3).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Drago, W (2-0) 9 4 2 2 2 8 0 2.73 33 77 0.064 1.21 2.1
Team Totals 9 4 2 2 2 8 0 2.00 33 77 0.064 1.21 2.1

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Phoebus 8 6 2 1 1 6 0 2.03 31 69 0.215 1.11 2.3
Dick Hall, BS (1), L (2-1) 1 2 2 2 1 1 0 2.45 6 1 1 -0.651 4.13 -2.2
Team Totals 9 8 4 3 2 7 0 3.00 37 69 1 1 -0.436 1.59 0.1
T Phoebus faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: D Hall (1; J Adair); D Drago (1; B Robinson).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jake O'Donnell, 1B - Lou DiMuro, 2B - Jerry Neudecker, 3B - Nestor Chylak.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: 7,650.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Baltimore Orioles
1 Pat Kelly CF 1 Don Buford LF
2 Jackie Hernandez SS 2 Paul Blair CF
3 Lou Piniella LF 3 Frank Robinson RF
4 Joe Foy 3B 4 Boog Powell 1B
5 Bob Oliver RF 5 Elrod Hendricks C
6 Chuck Harrison 1B 6 Brooks Robinson 3B
7 Jerry Adair 2B 7 Davey Johnson 2B
8 Ellie Rodriguez C 8 Mark Belanger SS
9 Dick Drago P 9 Tom Phoebus P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 1-2 1 123 RR KCR M. Fiore D. Hall 45% 91% Double; Foy Scores; Oliver Scores; Burgmeier to 3B
b7 0-1 0 12- RR BAL B. Powell D. Drago -31% 15% Double; Blair Scores; Robinson Scores
t9 1-2 0 1-- KCR B. Oliver D. Hall 28% 55% Single to LF; Foy to 3B
t9 1-2 0 1-3 O KCR C. Harrison D. Hall -18% 37% Strikeout
b7 0-1 0 1-- BAL F. Robinson D. Drago -12% 46% Single to CF; Blair 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, Orioles' Tom Phoebus facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR P. Kelly T. Phoebus -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Hernandez T. Phoebus -1% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- KCR L. Piniella T. Phoebus 1% 48% Single
t1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Foy T. Phoebus -2% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BAL D. Buford D. Drago 2% 48% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O BAL P. Blair D. Drago 1% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O BAL F. Robinson D. Drago 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Tom Phoebus facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR B. Oliver T. Phoebus -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR C. Harrison T. Phoebus -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCR J. Adair T. Phoebus -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O BAL B. Powell D. Drago 2% 47% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O BAL E. Hendricks D. Drago 2% 49% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 2 --- O BAL B. Robinson D. Drago 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Tom Phoebus facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR E. Rodriguez T. Phoebus -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O KCR D. Drago T. Phoebus -2% 46% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 --- O KCR P. Kelly T. Phoebus -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O BAL D. Johnson D. Drago 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O BAL M. Belanger D. Drago 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O BAL T. Phoebus D. Drago 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Tom Phoebus facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Hernandez T. Phoebus -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t4 0-0 1 --- KCR L. Piniella T. Phoebus 5% 52% Single to CF; Piniella to 2B/Adv on E7
t4 0-0 1 -2- KCR J. Foy T. Phoebus 6% 59% Single to LF; Piniella to 3B
t4 0-0 1 1-3 KCR B. Oliver T. Phoebus 2% 61% Foy Steals 2B
t4 0-0 1 -23 RO KCR B. Oliver T. Phoebus 1% 62% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Piniella Scores/unER
t4 1-0 2 -2- O KCR C. Harrison T. Phoebus -3% 59% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dick Drago facing 1-2-3
b4 0-1 0 --- O BAL D. Buford D. Drago 3% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-1 1 --- O BAL P. Blair D. Drago 2% 64% Flyball: RF
b4 0-1 2 --- BAL F. Robinson D. Drago -2% 62% Walk
b4 0-1 2 1-- O BAL B. Powell D. Drago 3% 65% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Tom Phoebus facing 7-8-9
t5 1-0 0 --- O KCR J. Adair T. Phoebus -2% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-0 1 --- O KCR E. Rodriguez T. Phoebus -2% 61% Popfly: 3B
t5 1-0 2 --- O KCR D. Drago T. Phoebus -1% 60% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dick Drago facing 5-6-7
b5 0-1 0 --- O BAL E. Hendricks D. Drago 3% 63% Flyball: CF
b5 0-1 1 --- O BAL B. Robinson D. Drago 2% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-1 2 --- O BAL D. Johnson D. Drago 2% 67% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Tom Phoebus facing 1-2-3
t6 1-0 0 --- O KCR P. Kelly T. Phoebus -2% 65% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 1-0 1 --- O KCR J. Hernandez T. Phoebus -2% 63% Lineout: SS
t6 1-0 2 --- KCR L. Piniella T. Phoebus 1% 65% Single to 3B
t6 1-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Foy T. Phoebus -2% 62% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dick Drago facing 8-9-1
b6 0-1 0 --- O BAL M. Belanger D. Drago 4% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-1 1 --- O BAL T. Phoebus D. Drago 3% 69% Strikeout
b6 0-1 2 --- O BAL D. Buford D. Drago 2% 71% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Tom Phoebus facing 5-6-7
t7 1-0 0 --- KCR B. Oliver T. Phoebus 4% 74% Single to CF
t7 1-0 0 1-- O KCR C. Harrison T. Phoebus -3% 71% Foul Flyball: RF
t7 1-0 1 1-- KCR J. Adair T. Phoebus 4% 74% Walk; Oliver to 2B
t7 1-0 1 12- O KCR E. Rodriguez T. Phoebus -4% 70% Flyball: CF
t7 1-0 2 12- O KCR D. Drago T. Phoebus -4% 66% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dick Drago facing 2-3-4
b7 0-1 0 --- BAL P. Blair D. Drago -8% 58% Single to CF
b7 0-1 0 1-- BAL F. Robinson D. Drago -12% 46% Single to CF; Blair to 2B
b7 0-1 0 12- RR BAL B. Powell D. Drago -31% 15% Double; Blair Scores; Robinson Scores
Chico Salmon pinch runs for Boog Powell (1B) batting 4th
b7 2-1 0 -2- O BAL E. Hendricks D. Drago 3% 18% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 2-1 1 -2- BAL B. Robinson D. Drago -1% 17% Intentional Walk
b7 2-1 1 12- O BAL D. Johnson D. Drago 3% 21% Strikeout
b7 2-1 2 12- O BAL M. Belanger D. Drago 3% 24% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Orioles' Tom Phoebus facing 1-2-3
Chico Salmon moves from PR to 1B
t8 1-2 0 --- O KCR P. Kelly T. Phoebus -5% 19% Strikeout
t8 1-2 1 --- O KCR J. Hernandez T. Phoebus -4% 15% Groundout: P-SS-1B
t8 1-2 2 --- O KCR L. Piniella T. Phoebus -3% 13% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Dick Drago facing 9-1-2
b8 2-1 0 --- O BAL T. Phoebus D. Drago 1% 14% Strikeout
b8 2-1 1 --- O BAL D. Buford D. Drago 1% 15% Strikeout
b8 2-1 2 --- O BAL P. Blair D. Drago 1% 15% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Orioles' Tom Phoebus facing 4-5-6
Merv Rettenmund replaces Don Buford playing LF batting 1st
t9 1-2 0 --- KCR J. Foy T. Phoebus 11% 27% Single to LF
Dick Hall replaces Tom Phoebus pitching and batting 9th
t9 1-2 0 1-- KCR B. Oliver D. Hall 28% 55% Single to LF; Foy to 3B
t9 1-2 0 1-3 O KCR C. Harrison D. Hall -18% 37% Strikeout
t9 1-2 1 1-3 KCR J. Adair D. Hall 8% 45% Intentional Walk; Oliver to 2B
Mike Fiore pinch hits for Ellie Rodriguez (C) batting 8th
Tom Burgmeier pinch runs for Jerry Adair (2B) batting 7th
t9 1-2 1 123 RR KCR M. Fiore D. Hall 45% 91% Double; Foy Scores; Oliver Scores; Burgmeier to 3B
t9 3-2 1 -23 RO KCR D. Drago D. Hall 2% 93% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Burgmeier Scores; Fiore to 3B
t9 4-2 2 --3 O KCR P. Kelly D. Hall -1% 92% Lineout: RF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Dick Drago facing 3-4-5
Hawk Taylor replaces Chuck Harrison (1B) playing C batting 6th
Mike Fiore moves from PH to 1B
Juan Rios replaces Tom Burgmeier (PR) playing 2B batting 7th
b9 2-4 0 --- BAL F. Robinson D. Drago -9% 83% Single to RF
b9 2-4 0 1-- O BAL C. Salmon D. Drago 7% 90% Popfly: SS
b9 2-4 1 1-- O BAL E. Hendricks D. Drago 6% 96% Flyball: RF
b9 2-4 2 1-- O BAL B. Robinson D. Drago 4% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Orioles 2.

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