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Scores
Standings
KCR
@BAL
7
4
MIL
@CAL
16
5
CHW
@CLE
4
3
DET
@MIN
7
8
BOS
@OAK
9
6
 
(10)
TOR
@SEA
3
13
PHI
@ATL
7
6
SDP
@CHC
6
2
LAD
@MON
4
8
CIN
@NYM
1
2
HOU
@PIT
3
2
SFG
@STL
2
1
 
(10)
Friday, May 9, 1986,
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 29,873, Time of Game: 3:04
Royals
7
12-14
 Won 1 
4th, 2 GB
at Orioles
4
12-14
 Lost 2 
6th, 5½ GB
W: Buddy Black (2-3)
L: Ken Dixon (3-2)
S: Steve Farr (2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  0  0   0  3  2   1  0  0    7 11  0
Orioles         4  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    4  5  4

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 5 2 4 1 0 1 5 .264 .288 .340 .628 0.226 0.98 0.235 -0.009 2.0 2 0 HR,SB
Rudy Law LF 4 0 1 1 1 2 5 .263 .348 .400 .748 0.009 1.33 0.168 -0.159 -0.2 1 0 SB,GDP
George Brett 3B 5 1 1 2 0 2 5 .229 .405 .530 .936 0.120 0.98 0.224 -0.104 0.3 2 3 HR
Frank White 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .302 .330 .479 .809 -0.039 0.47 0.029 -0.069 -0.0 5 6 2B
Steve Balboni 1B 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .240 .318 .375 .693 -0.104 0.69 0.000 -0.104 -1.8 11 0
Darryl Motley RF 3 2 2 2 1 1 4 .253 .293 .517 .811 0.242 0.70 0.262 -0.021 1.9 1 0 2·HR
Lonnie Smith DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .205 .244 .256 .500 -0.064 0.61 0.000 -0.064 -0.7
Jim Sundberg C 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .217 .250 .301 .551 0.052 0.50 0.104 -0.052 0.5 4 0 HR,2B,CS
Angel Salazar SS 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .246 .290 .308 .598 0.028 0.66 0.057 -0.029 0.5 1 3
Mark Gubicza P 0 0
   Buddy Black P 0 1
   Steve Farr P 0 0
Team Totals 38 7 11 7 3 9 41 .289 .341 .737 1.078 0.470 0.79 1.079 -0.611 2.4 27 13
2B: J Sundberg (4, off R Bordi); F White (9, off R Bordi).
HR: W Wilson (2, off K Dixon, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs); J Sundberg (1, off K Dixon, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs); G Brett (6, off K Dixon, 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs); D Motley 2 (5, 1 off R Bordi, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs, 1 off K Dixon, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: D Motley 8; W Wilson 7; J Sundberg 6; G Brett 4; F White 2; R Law.
GIDP: R Law (1).
RBI: D Motley 2 (12); G Brett 2 (13); R Law (9); W Wilson (11); J Sundberg (9).
2-out RBI: G Brett 2; R Law; D Motley.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Brett-F White-S Balboni; B Black-F White-S Balboni.
Baserunning
SB: R Law (5, 2nd base off K Dixon/R Dempsey); W Wilson (4, 2nd base off K Dixon/R Dempsey).
CS: J Sundberg (1, 3rd base by R Bordi/R Dempsey).
Pickoffs: F White (2nd base by R Bordi).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alan Wiggins 2B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .238 .275 .262 .537 0.022 0.58 0.058 -0.036 -0.1 2 2
John Shelby RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .200 .233 .257 .490 0.052 0.88 0.107 -0.056 0.4 3 1 SB
Cal Ripken SS 3 0 1 2 1 2 4 .268 .363 .433 .796 0.122 0.77 0.134 -0.011 1.1 1 4
Eddie Murray 1B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .242 .351 .442 .793 0.026 1.20 0.099 -0.073 0.3 8 0 2B
Fred Lynn CF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .284 .337 .375 .712 -0.102 1.17 0.030 -0.132 -0.9 1 0 GDP
Juan Beniquez 3B 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .259 .417 .296 .713 0.000 1.23 0.067 -0.067 0.5 2 1
Larry Sheets DH 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .357 .386 .500 .886 0.099 2.09 0.099 0.000 1.3
   Lee Lacy PH 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .306 .333 .400 .733 -0.090 1.17 0.000 -0.090 -1.0
Mike Young LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 .257 .402 .314 .717 0.041 0.89 0.073 -0.032 0.1 1 0 HBP
Rick Dempsey C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .229 .308 .429 .736 -0.177 1.54 0.000 -0.177 -2.0 9 2 GDP
   Jim Dwyer PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .219 .257 .438 .695 -0.024 0.92 0.000 -0.024 -0.2
Ken Dixon P 0 0
   Rich Bordi P 0 0
Team Totals 30 4 5 4 7 3 38 .167 .342 .200 .542 -0.031 1.03 0.667 -0.698 -0.6 27 10
2B: E Murray (4, off B Black).
HBP: M Young (1, by B Black).
TB: E Murray 2; J Shelby; C Ripken; L Sheets; A Wiggins.
GIDP: F Lynn (5); R Dempsey (3).
RBI: C Ripken 2 (18); L Sheets 2 (7).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Shelby-R Dempsey; A Wiggins-C Ripken-E Murray.
E: E Murray 2 (4); R Dempsey (3); C Ripken (4).
Outfield Assists: J Shelby (F White at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: J Shelby (7, 2nd base off M Gubicza/J Sundberg).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mark Gubicza 0.1 3 4 4 3 0 0 7.27 7 26 -0.380 1.46 -4.4
Buddy Black, W (2-3) 5.2 2 0 0 3 2 0 6.17 22 2 0 0.263 0.94 3.5
Steve Farr, S (2) 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.04 9 0 0 0.149 0.90 1.5
Team Totals 9 5 4 4 7 3 0 4.00 38 26 2 0 0.032 1.03 0.6

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Dixon, L (3-2) 5 6 5 5 2 6 4 3.41 24 39 -0.353 1.00 -2.5
Rich Bordi 4 5 2 2 1 3 1 3.27 17 0 0 -0.115 0.49 0.0
Team Totals 9 11 7 7 3 9 5 7.00 41 39 0 0 -0.468 0.79 -2.4
K Dixon faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: B Black (1; M Young).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: R Bordi (0; F White, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Nick Bremigan, 2B - Rocky Roe, 3B - John Hirschbeck.
Time of Game: 3:04.
Attendance: 29,873.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Baltimore Orioles
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Alan Wiggins 2B
2 Rudy Law LF 2 John Shelby RF
3 George Brett 3B 3 Cal Ripken SS
4 Frank White 2B 4 Eddie Murray 1B
5 Steve Balboni 1B 5 Fred Lynn CF
6 Darryl Motley RF 6 Juan Beniquez 3B
7 Lonnie Smith DH 7 Larry Sheets DH
8 Jim Sundberg C 8 Mike Young LF
9 Angel Salazar SS 9 Rick Dempsey C
Mark Gubicza P Ken Dixon P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 2-4 2 -2- RR KCR G. Brett K. Dixon 22% 45% Home Run; Wilson Scores
t6 4-4 0 --- R KCR D. Motley K. Dixon 16% 66% Home Run
b6 4-6 0 1-- OO BAL R. Dempsey B. Black 12% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
t6 5-4 2 1-3 R KCR R. Law R. Bordi 11% 78% Single; Salazar Scores; Wilson to 2B
t3 1-4 0 12- OO KCR R. Law K. Dixon -11% 19% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Salazar to 3B

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' Ken Dixon facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- R KCR W. Wilson K. Dixon 10% 60% Home Run
t1 1-0 0 --- KCR R. Law K. Dixon 3% 63% Walk
t1 1-0 0 1-- KCR G. Brett K. Dixon 2% 65% Law Steals 2B
t1 1-0 0 -2- O KCR G. Brett K. Dixon -4% 61% Strikeout
t1 1-0 1 -2- O KCR F. White K. Dixon -3% 58% Flyball: RF
t1 1-0 2 -2- O KCR S. Balboni K. Dixon -3% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- BAL A. Wiggins M. Gubicza -4% 52% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- BAL J. Shelby M. Gubicza -9% 42% Single; Wiggins to 3B
b1 0-1 0 1-3 BAL C. Ripken M. Gubicza -1% 41% Shelby Steals 2B
b1 0-1 0 -23 RR BAL C. Ripken M. Gubicza -8% 32% Single; Wiggins Scores; Shelby Scores
b1 2-1 0 1-- O BAL E. Murray M. Gubicza 3% 35% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Murray to 1B
b1 2-1 1 1-- BAL F. Lynn M. Gubicza -3% 32% Walk; Murray to 2B
b1 2-1 1 12- BAL J. Beniquez M. Gubicza -5% 27% Walk; Murray to 3B; Lynn to 2B
b1 2-1 1 123 RR BAL L. Sheets M. Gubicza -10% 17% Single; Murray Scores; Lynn Scores; Beniquez to 2B
Buddy Black replaces Mark Gubicza pitching
b1 4-1 1 12- O BAL M. Young B. Black 2% 20% Lineout: 2B
b1 4-1 2 12- O BAL R. Dempsey B. Black 2% 22% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 4.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Orioles' Ken Dixon facing 6-7-8
t2 1-4 0 --- O KCR D. Motley K. Dixon -2% 20% Strikeout
t2 1-4 1 --- O KCR L. Smith K. Dixon -1% 19% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-4 2 --- O KCR J. Sundberg K. Dixon -1% 18% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
b2 4-1 0 --- O BAL A. Wiggins B. Black 1% 19% Foul Flyball: C
b2 4-1 1 --- O BAL J. Shelby B. Black 1% 20% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 4-1 2 --- O BAL C. Ripken B. Black 1% 20% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 4.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Orioles' Ken Dixon facing 9-1-2
t3 1-4 0 --- KCR A. Salazar K. Dixon 4% 24% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Salazar to 1B
t3 1-4 0 1-- KCR W. Wilson K. Dixon 6% 30% Single; Salazar to 2B
t3 1-4 0 12- OO KCR R. Law K. Dixon -11% 19% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Salazar to 3B
t3 1-4 2 --3 O KCR G. Brett K. Dixon -3% 16% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
b3 4-1 0 --- BAL E. Murray B. Black -2% 14% Walk
b3 4-1 0 1-- O BAL F. Lynn B. Black 2% 16% Flyball: CF
b3 4-1 1 1-- BAL J. Beniquez B. Black -2% 14% Walk; Murray to 2B
Lee Lacy pinch hits for Larry Sheets (DH) batting 7th
b3 4-1 1 12- O BAL L. Lacy B. Black 2% 16% Flyball: 2B
b3 4-1 2 12- BAL M. Young B. Black -1% 15% Walk; Murray to 3B; Beniquez to 2B
b3 4-1 2 123 O BAL R. Dempsey B. Black 4% 18% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 4.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Orioles' Ken Dixon facing 4-5-6
t4 1-4 0 --- O KCR F. White K. Dixon -2% 16% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-4 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni K. Dixon -1% 15% Strikeout (C-1B)
t4 1-4 2 --- KCR D. Motley K. Dixon 1% 16% Walk
t4 1-4 2 1-- O KCR L. Smith K. Dixon -2% 14% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
b4 4-1 0 --- O BAL A. Wiggins B. Black 1% 15% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 4-1 1 --- O BAL J. Shelby B. Black 1% 16% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 4-1 2 --- O BAL C. Ripken B. Black 1% 16% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 4.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Orioles' Ken Dixon facing 8-9-1
t5 1-4 0 --- R KCR J. Sundberg K. Dixon 9% 25% Home Run
t5 2-4 0 --- O KCR A. Salazar K. Dixon -3% 22% Strikeout
t5 2-4 1 --- KCR W. Wilson K. Dixon 3% 25% Single
t5 2-4 1 1-- KCR R. Law K. Dixon 2% 27% Wilson Steals 2B
t5 2-4 1 -2- O KCR R. Law K. Dixon -4% 22% Strikeout
t5 2-4 2 -2- RR KCR G. Brett K. Dixon 22% 45% Home Run; Wilson Scores
t5 4-4 2 --- KCR F. White K. Dixon 2% 46% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); White to 1B
t5 4-4 2 1-- O KCR S. Balboni K. Dixon -3% 43% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Orioles 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
b5 4-4 0 --- BAL E. Murray B. Black -8% 35% Double
b5 4-4 0 -2- O BAL F. Lynn B. Black 6% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 4-4 1 -2- O BAL J. Beniquez B. Black 4% 45% Flyball: LF; Murray to 3B
b5 4-4 2 --3 O BAL L. Lacy B. Black 5% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Orioles 4.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Orioles' Ken Dixon facing 6-7-8
t6 4-4 0 --- R KCR D. Motley K. Dixon 16% 66% Home Run
Rich Bordi replaces Ken Dixon pitching
t6 5-4 0 --- O KCR L. Smith R. Bordi -2% 64% Flyball: CF
t6 5-4 1 --- O KCR J. Sundberg R. Bordi -2% 62% Flyball: 2B
t6 5-4 2 --- KCR A. Salazar R. Bordi 1% 63% Walk
t6 5-4 2 1-- KCR W. Wilson R. Bordi 3% 66% Single; Salazar to 3B
t6 5-4 2 1-3 R KCR R. Law R. Bordi 11% 78% Single; Salazar Scores; Wilson to 2B
t6 6-4 2 12- O KCR G. Brett R. Bordi -3% 74% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Orioles 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 4-6, Royals' Buddy Black facing 8-9-1
b6 4-6 0 --- BAL M. Young B. Black -6% 68% Hit By Pitch
b6 4-6 0 1-- OO BAL R. Dempsey B. Black 12% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
b6 4-6 2 --- BAL A. Wiggins B. Black -2% 78% Single
b6 4-6 2 1-- O BAL J. Shelby B. Black 3% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Orioles 4.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-4, Orioles' Rich Bordi facing 4-5-6
t7 6-4 0 --- O KCR F. White R. Bordi -2% 80% Flyball: 2B
t7 6-4 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni R. Bordi -1% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 6-4 2 --- R KCR D. Motley R. Bordi 9% 88% Home Run
t7 7-4 2 --- O KCR L. Smith R. Bordi -0% 87% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Orioles 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 4-7, Royals' Steve Farr facing 3-4-5
Steve Farr replaces Buddy Black pitching
b7 4-7 0 --- BAL C. Ripken S. Farr -5% 83% Walk
b7 4-7 0 1-- O BAL E. Murray S. Farr 5% 87% Strikeout
b7 4-7 1 1-- OO BAL F. Lynn S. Farr 6% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Orioles 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-4, Orioles' Rich Bordi facing 8-9-1
t8 7-4 0 --- KCR J. Sundberg R. Bordi 2% 95% Double
t8 7-4 0 -2- O KCR A. Salazar R. Bordi -3% 92% Sundberg Caught Stealing 3B (C-SS-3B)
t8 7-4 1 --- KCR A. Salazar R. Bordi 1% 93% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Salazar to 1B
t8 7-4 1 1-- O KCR W. Wilson R. Bordi -1% 92% Strikeout Looking
t8 7-4 2 1-- O KCR R. Law R. Bordi -1% 91% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Orioles 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Behind 4-7, Royals' Steve Farr facing 6-7-8
b8 4-7 0 --- O BAL J. Beniquez S. Farr 3% 94% Lineout: RF
b8 4-7 1 --- O BAL L. Lacy S. Farr 2% 96% Lineout: CF
b8 4-7 2 --- O BAL M. Young S. Farr 1% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Orioles 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-4, Orioles' Rich Bordi facing 3-4-5
t9 7-4 0 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Bordi -0% 96% Strikeout
t9 7-4 1 --- KCR F. White R. Bordi 1% 97% Double
t9 7-4 1 -2- KCR S. Balboni R. Bordi 1% 98% White Picked off 2B, safe on E2; White to 3B
t9 7-4 1 --3 OO KCR S. Balboni R. Bordi -2% 96% Double Play: Flyball: RF; White out at Hm/RF-C
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Orioles 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 4-7, Royals' Steve Farr facing 9-1-2
Jim Dwyer pinch hits for Rick Dempsey (C) batting 9th
b9 4-7 0 --- O BAL J. Dwyer S. Farr 2% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 4-7 1 --- O BAL A. Wiggins S. Farr 1% 100% Lineout: 3B
b9 4-7 2 --- O BAL J. Shelby S. Farr 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Orioles 4.

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