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KCR
@BAL
4
6
CAL
@BOS
4
8
CLE
@CHW
4
3
 
(10)
TEX
@DET
7
5
SEA
@MIL
4
5
NYY
@MIN
5
2
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@TOR
4
11
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@CIN
6
7
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@LAD
4
2
 
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HOU
@MON
5
4
ATL
@NYM
10
15
PIT
@SDP
5
2
CHC
@SFG
1
2
Sunday, July 21, 1985,
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 31,278, Time of Game: 2:51
Royals
4
46-44
 Lost 1 
3rd, 7½ GB
at Orioles
6
46-43
 Won 1 
4th, 7½ GB
L: Buddy Black (6-11)
S: Don Aase (4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          2  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  0    4  8  0
Orioles         0  3  1   0  0  0   2  0  X    6  7  1

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 2 1 0 1 4 .299 .337 .441 .778 0.211 1.47 0.255 -0.045 1.1 2 0 SB
Dane Iorg LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .213 .262 .295 .557 -0.002 1.16 0.043 -0.045 -0.0 0 0
   Darryl Motley PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .227 .261 .391 .652 -0.075 2.93 0.000 -0.075 -0.4 0 0
George Brett 3B 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .359 .460 .595 1.055 0.134 1.35 0.195 -0.061 1.2 2 2 HR
Jorge Orta DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .270 .312 .378 .689 -0.084 0.79 0.000 -0.084 -0.8 GDP
   Hal McRae PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .205 .319 .436 .755 -0.059 2.61 0.000 -0.059 -0.4
Frank White 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .234 .268 .392 .660 -0.115 1.16 0.000 -0.115 -0.9 1 1
Pat Sheridan RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .218 .311 .329 .640 -0.030 0.88 0.040 -0.070 -0.4 2 0
Steve Balboni 1B 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 .249 .307 .431 .739 0.030 1.06 0.079 -0.049 0.3 7 0 HBP
Jim Sundberg C 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .248 .303 .395 .698 0.107 1.54 0.159 -0.052 1.0 8 0
Buddy Biancalana SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .152 .221 .203 .423 -0.053 1.13 0.000 -0.053 -0.6 2 1
   Lonnie Smith PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .248 .353 .348 .701 -0.086 3.80 0.000 -0.086 -0.5
   Onix Concepcion SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .177 .226 .210 .436 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Lynn Jones PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .190 .224 .253 .477 -0.012 0.44 0.000 -0.012 -0.1
Buddy Black P 0 2
   Mike LaCoss P 0 0
Team Totals 34 4 8 4 1 5 36 .235 .278 .324 .601 -0.034 1.33 0.771 -0.806 -0.5 24 7
HR: G Brett (14, off D Martinez, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
HBP: S Balboni (3, by D Martinez).
TB: G Brett 4; J Sundberg 2; W Wilson 2; P Sheridan; D Iorg; S Balboni.
GIDP: J Orta (7).
RBI: G Brett 2 (63); J Sundberg (28); W Wilson (24).
2-out RBI: W Wilson.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (27, 2nd base off D Martinez/R Dempsey).
Pickoffs: W Wilson (1st base by D Martinez).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Floyd Rayford 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .300 .315 .478 .793 -0.130 1.19 0.000 -0.130 -1.2 0 0
Lee Lacy RF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .328 .359 .425 .783 -0.040 1.06 0.011 -0.050 -0.5 4 0
Cal Ripken SS 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .277 .339 .468 .807 0.007 1.08 0.042 -0.035 -0.1 3 3
Eddie Murray 1B 3 2 2 2 1 0 4 .284 .363 .479 .842 0.332 1.41 0.339 -0.007 2.3 9 1 2B
Fred Lynn CF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .270 .335 .456 .791 0.048 1.03 0.098 -0.050 0.5 0 0 IW
Gary Roenicke LF 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .229 .344 .481 .825 0.016 0.75 0.041 -0.026 0.0 3 0
   John Shelby PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .262 .286 .393 .679 -0.031 1.24 0.000 -0.031 -0.8 0 0
Mike Young DH 4 1 2 3 0 2 4 .283 .362 .516 .879 0.288 0.82 0.300 -0.013 2.6 HR,2B
Rick Dempsey C 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 .247 .340 .377 .717 0.032 0.76 0.056 -0.025 -0.1 5 0 SH
Rich Dauer 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .215 .293 .267 .561 -0.055 0.96 0.011 -0.066 -0.8 2 5
Dennis Martinez P 1 0
   Tippy Martinez P 0 0
   Don Aase P 0 0
Team Totals 30 6 7 6 5 8 36 .233 .343 .400 .743 0.467 1.03 0.898 -0.433 2.0 27 9
2B: M Young (11, off B Black); E Murray (21, off M LaCoss).
HR: M Young (10, off B Black, 2nd inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF-CF).
SH: R Dempsey (3, off B Black).
IBB: F Lynn (4, by M LaCoss).
TB: M Young 6; E Murray 3; R Dauer; R Dempsey; F Lynn.
RBI: M Young 3 (29); E Murray 2 (63); F Lynn (52).
2-out RBI: E Murray 2; F Lynn.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Ripken-E Murray.
E: E Murray (12).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Buddy Black, L (6-11) 6.2 6 6 6 3 7 1 4.19 29 42 -0.186 0.93 -1.0
Mike LaCoss 1.1 1 0 0 2 1 0 4.05 7 2 2 -0.279 1.46 -1.1
Team Totals 8 7 6 6 5 8 1 6.75 36 42 2 2 -0.465 1.03 -2.0

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Martinez 6.2 8 4 3 0 4 1 4.98 28 48 -0.187 1.25 -1.0
Tippy Martinez, W (2-2) 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.02 2 2 0 0.008 2.19 0.1
Don Aase, S (4) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.70 6 1 0 0.213 1.44 1.4
Team Totals 9 8 4 3 1 5 1 3.00 36 48 3 0 0.034 1.33 0.5
T Martinez faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: B Black (1).
WP: None.
HBP: D Martinez (4; S Balboni).
IBB: M LaCoss (6; F Lynn).
Pickoffs: D Martinez (6; W Wilson, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dave Phillips, 1B - Dale Ford, 2B - Jerry Neudecker, 3B - Steve Palermo.
Time of Game: 2:51.
Attendance: 31,278.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Baltimore Orioles
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Floyd Rayford 3B
2 Dane Iorg LF 2 Lee Lacy RF
3 George Brett 3B 3 Cal Ripken SS
4 Jorge Orta DH 4 Eddie Murray 1B
5 Frank White 2B 5 Fred Lynn CF
6 Pat Sheridan RF 6 Gary Roenicke LF
7 Steve Balboni 1B 7 Mike Young DH
8 Jim Sundberg C 8 Rick Dempsey C
9 Buddy Biancalana SS 9 Rich Dauer 2B
Buddy Black P Dennis Martinez P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 4-4 2 123 RR BAL E. Murray M. LaCoss 28% 89% Double; Dempsey Scores; Lacy Scores; Ripken to 3B
b2 0-2 1 12- RRR BAL M. Young B. Black 26% 64% Home Run (LF-CF); Murray Scores; Roenicke Scores
t7 3-4 2 12- R KCR W. Wilson D. Martinez -20% 51% Single; Balboni Scores; Sundberg to 2B
t7 2-4 1 12- R KCR J. Sundberg D. Martinez -13% 62% Single; Sheridan Scores; Balboni to 2B
t1 0-0 1 --3 RR KCR G. Brett D. Martinez -13% 33% Home Run; Wilson Scores/unER

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' Dennis Martinez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson D. Martinez -4% 46% Single to 3B/Bunt
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCR D. Iorg D. Martinez 0% 46% Wilson Picked off 1B, safe on E3; Wilson stays at 1B
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCR D. Iorg D. Martinez -2% 44% Wilson Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O KCR D. Iorg D. Martinez 1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wilson to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 RR KCR G. Brett D. Martinez -13% 33% Home Run; Wilson Scores/unER
t1 2-0 1 --- O KCR J. Orta D. Martinez 1% 34% Foul Flyball: 1B
t1 2-0 2 --- O KCR F. White D. Martinez 1% 35% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O BAL F. Rayford B. Black -2% 32% Flyball: RF
b1 0-2 1 --- O BAL L. Lacy B. Black -2% 31% Flyball: RF
b1 0-2 2 --- O BAL C. Ripken B. Black -1% 30% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Orioles' Dennis Martinez facing 6-7-8
t2 2-0 0 --- O KCR P. Sheridan D. Martinez 2% 31% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 2-0 1 --- KCR S. Balboni D. Martinez -2% 30% Hit By Pitch
t2 2-0 1 1-- KCR J. Sundberg D. Martinez -3% 27% Single; Balboni to 2B
t2 2-0 1 12- O KCR B. Biancalana D. Martinez 3% 30% Flyball: LF
t2 2-0 2 12- O KCR W. Wilson D. Martinez 3% 34% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- BAL E. Murray B. Black 4% 38% Single
b2 0-2 0 1-- O BAL F. Lynn B. Black -4% 34% Foul Flyball: 3B
b2 0-2 1 1-- BAL G. Roenicke B. Black 4% 38% Walk; Murray to 2B
b2 0-2 1 12- RRR BAL M. Young B. Black 26% 64% Home Run (LF-CF); Murray Scores; Roenicke Scores
b2 3-2 1 --- O BAL R. Dempsey B. Black -1% 62% Strikeout
b2 3-2 2 --- BAL R. Dauer B. Black 1% 64% Single
b2 3-2 2 1-- O BAL F. Rayford B. Black -2% 61% Flyball: SS
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 3.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Orioles' Dennis Martinez facing 2-3-4
t3 2-3 0 --- KCR D. Iorg D. Martinez -4% 57% Single
t3 2-3 0 1-- O KCR G. Brett D. Martinez 4% 61% Flyball: LF
t3 2-3 1 1-- OO KCR J. Orta D. Martinez 6% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 2-3-4
b3 3-2 0 --- O BAL L. Lacy B. Black -2% 65% Strikeout
b3 3-2 1 --- O BAL C. Ripken B. Black -1% 64% Strikeout
b3 3-2 2 --- BAL E. Murray B. Black 1% 65% Walk
b3 3-2 2 1-- BAL F. Lynn B. Black 1% 66% Balk; Murray to 2B
b3 3-2 2 -2- R BAL F. Lynn B. Black 9% 75% Single; Murray Scores
b3 4-2 2 1-- O BAL G. Roenicke B. Black -2% 73% Flyball: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 4.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Orioles' Dennis Martinez facing 5-6-7
t4 2-4 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Martinez 3% 76% Strikeout
t4 2-4 1 --- O KCR P. Sheridan D. Martinez 2% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-4 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni D. Martinez 1% 79% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 7-8-9
b4 4-2 0 --- BAL M. Young B. Black 4% 83% Double
b4 4-2 0 -2- O BAL R. Dempsey B. Black -1% 83% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Young to 3B
b4 4-2 1 --3 O BAL R. Dauer B. Black -4% 78% Groundout: P-1B
b4 4-2 2 --3 O BAL F. Rayford B. Black -3% 76% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 4.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Orioles' Dennis Martinez facing 8-9-1
t5 2-4 0 --- O KCR J. Sundberg D. Martinez 3% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-4 1 --- O KCR B. Biancalana D. Martinez 2% 80% Flyball: RF
t5 2-4 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Martinez 1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 2-3-4
b5 4-2 0 --- O BAL L. Lacy B. Black -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 4-2 1 --- O BAL C. Ripken B. Black -1% 79% Strikeout
b5 4-2 2 --- O BAL E. Murray B. Black -1% 78% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 4.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Orioles' Dennis Martinez facing 2-3-4
t6 2-4 0 --- O KCR D. Iorg D. Martinez 3% 82% Strikeout
t6 2-4 1 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Martinez 2% 84% Flyball: RF
t6 2-4 2 --- O KCR J. Orta D. Martinez 1% 85% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 5-6-7
b6 4-2 0 --- O BAL F. Lynn B. Black -1% 84% Flyball: CF
b6 4-2 1 --- O BAL G. Roenicke B. Black -1% 83% Flyball: 2B
b6 4-2 2 --- O BAL M. Young B. Black -1% 82% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 4.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Orioles' Dennis Martinez facing 5-6-7
t7 2-4 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Martinez 3% 85% Flyball: SS
t7 2-4 1 --- KCR P. Sheridan D. Martinez -4% 81% Single
t7 2-4 1 1-- KCR S. Balboni D. Martinez -6% 75% Single; Sheridan to 2B
t7 2-4 1 12- R KCR J. Sundberg D. Martinez -13% 62% Single; Sheridan Scores; Balboni to 2B
Lonnie Smith pinch hits for Buddy Biancalana (SS) batting 9th
t7 3-4 1 12- O KCR L. Smith D. Martinez 9% 71% Flyball: 2B
t7 3-4 2 12- R KCR W. Wilson D. Martinez -20% 51% Single; Balboni Scores; Sundberg to 2B
Tippy Martinez replaces Dennis Martinez pitching
Darryl Motley pinch hits for Dane Iorg (LF) batting 2nd
t7 4-4 2 12- O KCR D. Motley T. Martinez 7% 59% Strikeout
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Orioles 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Buddy Black facing 8-9-1
Onix Concepcion replaces Lonnie Smith (PH) playing SS batting 9th
Darryl Motley moves from PH to LF
b7 4-4 0 --- BAL R. Dempsey B. Black 6% 64% Single
b7 4-4 0 1-- O BAL R. Dauer B. Black -2% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B; Dempsey to 2B
b7 4-4 1 -2- O BAL F. Rayford B. Black -6% 56% Strikeout
b7 4-4 2 -2- BAL L. Lacy B. Black 1% 57% Walk
Mike LaCoss replaces Buddy Black pitching
b7 4-4 2 12- BAL C. Ripken M. LaCoss 4% 62% Walk; Dempsey to 3B; Lacy to 2B
b7 4-4 2 123 RR BAL E. Murray M. LaCoss 28% 89% Double; Dempsey Scores; Lacy Scores; Ripken to 3B
b7 6-4 2 -23 BAL F. Lynn M. LaCoss 0% 90% Intentional Walk
John Shelby pinch hits for Gary Roenicke (LF) batting 6th
b7 6-4 2 123 O BAL J. Shelby M. LaCoss -3% 87% Foul Flyball: 3B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 4, Orioles 6.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Orioles' Tippy Martinez facing 3-4-5
John Shelby moves from PH to LF
t8 4-6 0 --- KCR G. Brett T. Martinez -7% 80% Walk
Don Aase replaces Tippy Martinez pitching
Hal McRae pinch hits for Jorge Orta (DH) batting 4th
t8 4-6 0 1-- O KCR H. McRae D. Aase 6% 86% Flyball: RF
t8 4-6 1 1-- O KCR F. White D. Aase 5% 91% Flyball: RF
t8 4-6 2 1-- O KCR P. Sheridan D. Aase 3% 94% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Orioles 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 6-4, Royals' Mike LaCoss facing 7-8-9
b8 6-4 0 --- O BAL M. Young M. LaCoss -1% 93% Strikeout
b8 6-4 1 --- O BAL R. Dempsey M. LaCoss -0% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 6-4 2 --- O BAL R. Dauer M. LaCoss -0% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Orioles 6.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Orioles' Don Aase facing 7-8-9
t9 4-6 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni D. Aase 4% 96% Flyball: SS
t9 4-6 1 --- O KCR J. Sundberg D. Aase 2% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
Lynn Jones pinch hits for Onix Concepcion (SS) batting 9th
t9 4-6 2 --- O KCR L. Jones D. Aase 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Orioles 6.

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