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Standings
KCR
@BAL
4
2
CHW
@BOS
4
5
MIL
@CLE
6
1
TOR
@DET
6
2
OAK
@MIN
1
0
TEX
@NYY
6
4
CAL
@SEA
8
6
CIN
@ATL
2
3
NYM
@CHC
2
1
HOU
@LAD
2
3
MON
@PIT
2
3
SDP
@SFG
6
7
 
(14)
PHI
@STL
3
7
Sunday, April 12, 1981, 3:05PM
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 18,624, Time of Game: 2:33
Royals
4
1-1
 Won 1 
3rd, 2 GB
at Orioles
2
1-1
 Lost 1 
4th, 1 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  2  2   0  0  0    4  8  2
Orioles         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    2  3  0

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 1 1 0 0 1 4 .222 .222 .333 .556 -0.007 0.67 0.045 -0.051 0.0 7 0 2B
U.L. Washington SS 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .429 .500 .571 1.071 0.087 0.57 0.104 -0.017 0.9 1 1 2B
George Brett 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .333 .250 .583 -0.033 0.67 0.022 -0.055 -0.0 0 1
Hal McRae DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.016 0.80 0.049 -0.065 0.8
Amos Otis LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .143 .250 .143 .393 -0.043 0.55 0.003 -0.046 -0.1 1 0 IW
Willie Aikens 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .143 .250 .143 .393 -0.065 0.43 0.002 -0.067 -1.6 5 0
John Wathan C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .333 .429 .833 1.262 -0.009 0.55 0.019 -0.029 -0.7 7 0 GDP,IW
Clint Hurdle RF 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .500 .500 1.250 1.750 0.240 0.64 0.275 -0.035 0.9 3 0 HR
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .167 .000 .167 -0.023 0.31 0.000 -0.023 -0.4 2 2
Dennis Leonard P 1 1
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 1
Team Totals 33 4 8 4 2 7 35 .242 .286 .394 .680 0.131 0.58 0.519 -0.388 -0.1 27 6
2B: U Washington (1, off M Flanagan); W Wilson (1, off M Flanagan).
HR: C Hurdle (2, off M Flanagan, 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep CF-RF).
IBB: A Otis (1, by S McGregor); J Wathan (1, by S McGregor).
TB: C Hurdle 4; U Washington 3; W Wilson 2; J Wathan; W Aikens; H McRae; G Brett.
GIDP: J Wathan (1).
RBI: C Hurdle 2 (3); H McRae (1); U Washington (1).
2-out RBI: C Hurdle 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
E: F White (1); A Otis (2).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Bumbry CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .333 .375 .708 -0.041 0.69 0.021 -0.062 -0.3 2 0 2B
Rich Dauer 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .125 .125 .250 .375 -0.023 0.75 0.040 -0.064 -0.2 1 0 2B
Ken Singleton RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .429 .500 1.000 1.500 -0.034 0.60 0.019 -0.053 -0.2 3 0
Eddie Murray 1B 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .125 .000 .125 0.015 0.96 0.068 -0.053 0.4 8 1
Dan Graham DH 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 0.020 1.23 0.092 -0.072 0.1
Doug DeCinces 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .125 .000 .125 -0.124 1.41 0.000 -0.124 -1.4 1 2
Rick Dempsey C 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 .333 .429 1.000 1.429 -0.006 0.73 0.031 -0.037 -0.1 7 0
   Terry Crowley PH 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .000 .667 .000 .667 0.091 2.67 0.091 0.000 1.0
Gary Roenicke LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .167 .000 .167 -0.046 0.99 0.000 -0.046 -0.5 2 0
   Jim Dwyer PH-LF 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.060 2.56 0.000 -0.060 -0.1 0 0 SF
Mark Belanger SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.033 0.68 0.000 -0.033 -0.4 1 1
   John Lowenstein PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1.000 0.006 0.18 0.006 0.000 0.1
   Lenn Sakata SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
   Wayne Krenchicki PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.136 4.72 0.000 -0.136 -0.6
Mike Flanagan P 0 0
   Scott McGregor P 1 1
Team Totals 31 2 3 2 4 6 36 .097 .194 .161 .356 -0.371 1.13 0.368 -0.740 -2.1 27 6
2B: R Dauer (1, off D Leonard); A Bumbry (1, off D Leonard).
SF: J Dwyer (1, off D Quisenberry).
TB: R Dauer 2; A Bumbry 2; K Singleton.
RBI: J Dwyer (1); T Crowley (1).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. S McGregor-L Sakata-E Murray; E Murray.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, W (1-0) 8 3 2 0 3 6 0 0.00 32 75 0.199 0.78 1.8
Dan Quisenberry, S (1) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 4 3 2 0.170 3.96 0.3
Team Totals 9 3 2 0 4 6 0 0.00 36 75 3 2 0.369 1.13 2.1
D Leonard faced 3 batters in the 9th inning.

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Flanagan, L (0-1) 5 6 4 4 0 5 1 7.20 21 44 -0.147 0.81 -1.7
Scott McGregor 4 2 0 0 2 2 0 0.00 14 2 1 0.016 0.25 1.8
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 2 7 1 4.00 35 44 2 1 -0.131 0.58 0.1
M Flanagan faced 3 batters in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: S McGregor 2 (2; A Otis, J Wathan).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Terry Cooney, 1B - Vic Voltaggio, 2B - John Shulock, 3B - Bill Kunkel.
Time of Game: 2:33.
Attendance: 18,624.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 57° F.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Baltimore Orioles
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Al Bumbry CF
2 U.L. Washington SS 2 Rich Dauer 2B
3 George Brett 3B 3 Ken Singleton RF
4 Hal McRae DH 4 Eddie Murray 1B
5 Amos Otis LF 5 Dan Graham DH
6 Willie Aikens 1B 6 Doug DeCinces 3B
7 John Wathan C 7 Rick Dempsey C
8 Clint Hurdle RF 8 Gary Roenicke LF
9 Frank White 2B 9 Mark Belanger SS
Dennis Leonard P Mike Flanagan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 0-0 2 1-- RR KCR C. Hurdle M. Flanagan 27% 74% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Wathan Scores
b9 2-4 2 -23 O BAL W. Krenchicki D. Quisenberry 14% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 0-4 0 12- BAL D. Graham D. Leonard -9% 83% Walk; Singleton to 3B; Murray to 2B
b9 0-4 1 123 R BAL T. Crowley D. Quisenberry -9% 81% Walk; Murray Scores/unER; Graham to 3B; DeCinces to 2B
b9 0-4 0 123 O BAL D. DeCinces D. Quisenberry 7% 90% Groundout: P-C/Forceout at Hm; Murray to 3B; Graham 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' Mike Flanagan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson M. Flanagan -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR U. Washington M. Flanagan -1% 46% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Flanagan -1% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BAL A. Bumbry D. Leonard 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O BAL R. Dauer D. Leonard 1% 49% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- O BAL K. Singleton D. Leonard 1% 50% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae M. Flanagan -2% 48% Flyball: 2B
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Flanagan -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCR W. Aikens M. Flanagan -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' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O BAL E. Murray D. Leonard 2% 47% Lineout: LF
b2 0-0 1 --- O BAL D. Graham D. Leonard 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 --- O BAL D. DeCinces D. Leonard 1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan M. Flanagan -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 0-0 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Flanagan -2% 46% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 --- O KCR F. White M. Flanagan -1% 45% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O BAL R. Dempsey D. Leonard 2% 47% Strikeout
b3 0-0 1 --- O BAL G. Roenicke D. Leonard 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 2 --- O BAL M. Belanger D. Leonard 1% 50% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson M. Flanagan -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- KCR U. Washington M. Flanagan 5% 52% Double to LF
t4 0-0 1 -2- O KCR G. Brett M. Flanagan -4% 48% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 2 -2- O KCR H. McRae M. Flanagan -4% 44% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- O BAL A. Bumbry D. Leonard 3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-0 1 --- O BAL R. Dauer D. Leonard 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 0-0 2 --- O BAL K. Singleton D. Leonard 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 5-6-7
t5 0-0 0 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Flanagan -3% 47% Lineout: SS
t5 0-0 1 --- O KCR W. Aikens M. Flanagan -2% 45% Strikeout
t5 0-0 2 --- KCR J. Wathan M. Flanagan 2% 47% Single (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t5 0-0 2 1-- RR KCR C. Hurdle M. Flanagan 27% 74% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Wathan Scores
t5 2-0 2 --- O KCR F. White M. Flanagan -1% 73% Flyball: 3B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
b5 0-2 0 --- O BAL E. Murray D. Leonard 3% 76% Flyball: CF
b5 0-2 1 --- O BAL D. Graham D. Leonard 2% 78% Strikeout
b5 0-2 2 --- O BAL D. DeCinces D. Leonard 1% 80% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 1-2-3
t6 2-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson M. Flanagan 4% 84% Double to RF
t6 2-0 0 -2- R KCR U. Washington M. Flanagan 5% 89% Single to CF; Wilson Scores
t6 3-0 0 1-- KCR G. Brett M. Flanagan 2% 92% Single to RF; Washington to 2B
Scott McGregor replaces Mike Flanagan pitching
t6 3-0 0 12- R KCR H. McRae S. McGregor 5% 96% Single to CF; Washington Scores; Brett to 3B; McRae to 2B/Adv on throw
t6 4-0 0 -23 KCR A. Otis S. McGregor 0% 97% Intentional Walk
t6 4-0 0 123 OO KCR W. Aikens S. McGregor -4% 93% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
t6 4-0 2 -23 KCR J. Wathan S. McGregor 0% 94% Intentional Walk
t6 4-0 2 123 O KCR C. Hurdle S. McGregor -2% 92% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 4, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
b6 0-4 0 --- BAL R. Dempsey D. Leonard -3% 89% Walk
b6 0-4 0 1-- O BAL G. Roenicke D. Leonard 3% 92% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b6 0-4 1 1-- O BAL M. Belanger D. Leonard 2% 94% Flyball: CF
b6 0-4 2 1-- O BAL A. Bumbry D. Leonard 1% 95% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Orioles 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 9-1-2
t7 4-0 0 --- O KCR F. White S. McGregor -0% 95% Flyball: 1B
t7 4-0 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson S. McGregor -0% 94% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 4-0 2 --- O KCR U. Washington S. McGregor -0% 94% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
b7 0-4 0 --- BAL R. Dauer D. Leonard -4% 90% Double to LF
b7 0-4 0 -2- O BAL K. Singleton D. Leonard 3% 93% Groundout: P-1B
b7 0-4 1 -2- BAL E. Murray D. Leonard -2% 91% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball)
b7 0-4 1 12- O BAL D. Graham D. Leonard 4% 94% Strikeout
b7 0-4 2 12- O BAL D. DeCinces D. Leonard 3% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Orioles 0.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 3-4-5
t8 4-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett S. McGregor -0% 97% Strikeout
t8 4-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae S. McGregor -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 4-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis S. McGregor -0% 96% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
b8 0-4 0 --- O BAL R. Dempsey D. Leonard 1% 98% Strikeout
Jim Dwyer pinch hits for Gary Roenicke (LF) batting 8th
b8 0-4 1 --- O BAL J. Dwyer D. Leonard 1% 98% Groundout: P unassisted
John Lowenstein pinch hits for Mark Belanger (SS) batting 9th
b8 0-4 2 --- BAL J. Lowenstein D. Leonard -1% 98% Walk
b8 0-4 2 1-- BAL A. Bumbry D. Leonard -2% 96% Double to RF; Lowenstein to 3B
b8 0-4 2 -23 O BAL R. Dauer D. Leonard 3% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Orioles 0.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 6-7-8
Lenn Sakata replaces John Lowenstein (PH) playing SS batting 9th
Jim Dwyer moves from PH to LF
t9 4-0 0 --- KCR W. Aikens S. McGregor 0% 99% Single to RF
t9 4-0 0 1-- OO KCR J. Wathan S. McGregor -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t9 4-0 2 --- O KCR C. Hurdle S. McGregor -0% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
b9 0-4 0 --- BAL K. Singleton D. Leonard -2% 97% Single to CF
b9 0-4 0 1-- BAL E. Murray D. Leonard -4% 92% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Singleton to 2B
b9 0-4 0 12- BAL D. Graham D. Leonard -9% 83% Walk; Singleton to 3B; Murray to 2B
Dan Quisenberry replaces Dennis Leonard pitching
b9 0-4 0 123 O BAL D. DeCinces D. Quisenberry 7% 90% Groundout: P-C/Forceout at Hm; Murray to 3B; Graham to 2B
Terry Crowley pinch hits for Rick Dempsey (C) batting 7th
b9 0-4 1 123 R BAL T. Crowley D. Quisenberry -9% 81% Walk; Murray Scores/unER; Graham to 3B; DeCinces to 2B
b9 1-4 1 123 RO BAL J. Dwyer D. Quisenberry 5% 86% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Graham Scores/unER; DeCinces to 3B; Crowley to 2B
Wayne Krenchicki pinch hits for Lenn Sakata (SS) batting 9th
b9 2-4 2 -23 O BAL W. Krenchicki D. Quisenberry 14% 100% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Orioles 2.

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