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Standings
SEP
@BAL
2
1
KCR
@BOS
1
4
CAL
@CLE
8
4
OAK
@DET
8
6
OAK
@DET
6
9
WSA
@MIN
4
6
CHW
@NYY
3
2
 
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CIN
@CHC
8
7
MON
@LAD
0
6
ATL
@PIT
6
4
NYM
@SDP
8
4
NYM
@SDP
3
0
PHI
@SFG
4
13
HOU
@STL
0
1
HOU
@STL
4
2
Tuesday, August 26, 1969,
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 21,523, Time of Game: 2:23
Royals
1
51-74
 Lost 3 
4th, 24 GB
at Red Sox
4
67-59
 Won 1 
3rd, 19 GB
W: Mike Nagy (9-2)
L: Bill Butler (7-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  8  0
Red Sox         2  0  0   0  1  0   1  0  X    4  7  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 RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .269 .354 .386 .741 -0.014 1.00 0.079 -0.093 -0.1 0 0 CS
Mike Fiore 1B 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .288 .425 .432 .857 0.152 0.95 0.167 -0.015 1.3 7 0
Joe Foy 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .256 .352 .353 .705 -0.190 1.31 0.000 -0.190 -1.7 2 4 GDP
Ed Kirkpatrick CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .232 .349 .384 .733 0.008 1.15 0.092 -0.084 -0.0 3 0
Buck Martinez C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .246 .278 .377 .655 -0.062 1.63 0.062 -0.124 -0.5 7 1
Lou Piniella LF 3 0 3 1 1 0 4 .287 .327 .439 .766 0.314 1.50 0.314 0.000 2.9 2 0 CS
Jerry Adair 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .239 .278 .269 .547 -0.350 1.92 0.000 -0.350 -3.1 1 2 3·GDP
Jackie Hernandez SS 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .233 .282 .303 .584 -0.097 1.14 0.000 -0.097 -0.9 1 0
   Joe Keough PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .189 .259 .203 .462 0.059 1.32 0.059 0.000 0.4 HBP
   Juan Rios SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .270 .289 .559 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 2
Bill Butler P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .061 .115 .061 .177 -0.096 1.73 0.000 -0.096 -0.8 0 1
   Hawk Taylor PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .265 .311 .422 .733 -0.115 2.36 0.000 -0.115 -0.8 GDP
   Moe Drabowsky P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .300 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 29 1 8 1 4 3 34 .276 .382 .276 .658 -0.391 1.38 0.773 -1.164 -3.3 24 11
HBP: J Keough (2, by M Nagy).
TB: L Piniella 3; M Fiore 2; P Kelly 2; E Kirkpatrick.
GIDP: J Adair 3 (18); H Taylor (4); J Foy (9).
RBI: L Piniella (55).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Martinez-J Adair-B Martinez-J Foy.
Baserunning
CS: L Piniella (3, 3rd base by M Nagy/R Gibson); P Kelly (12, 2nd base by M Nagy/R Gibson).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Syd O'Brien 3B 3 1 0 1 0 0 4 .242 .295 .398 .692 0.011 0.93 0.067 -0.056 -0.0 1 3 SH
Mike Andrews 2B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .295 .389 .443 .832 0.005 0.73 0.062 -0.057 0.3 6 7 2B
Carl Yastrzemski LF 4 1 3 3 0 1 4 .253 .354 .513 .867 0.214 0.68 0.224 -0.010 2.8 1 0 HR
Reggie Smith CF 2 0 1 0 2 1 4 .327 .384 .568 .952 0.040 0.62 0.060 -0.021 1.2 1 0 2B
Rico Petrocelli SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .304 .419 .606 1.025 -0.053 0.72 0.002 -0.055 -1.4 2 2 SH
Tony Conigliaro RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .246 .320 .422 .742 -0.093 0.68 0.000 -0.093 -2.0 0 0
George Scott 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .249 .329 .391 .720 0.017 0.70 0.039 -0.022 0.1 12 0 IW
Russ Gibson C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .246 .287 .318 .605 0.008 0.94 0.094 -0.086 -0.5 4 2 2B,CS
Mike Nagy P 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .089 .150 .107 .257 -0.041 0.49 0.015 -0.056 -0.4 0 2
Team Totals 29 4 7 4 5 6 36 .241 .353 .448 .801 0.108 0.71 0.563 -0.456 0.1 27 16
2B: R Smith (22, off B Butler); R Gibson (8, off B Butler); M Andrews (18, off M Drabowsky).
HR: C Yastrzemski (33, off B Butler, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF).
SH: S O'Brien (1, off B Butler); R Petrocelli (3, off B Butler).
IBB: G Scott (9, by B Butler).
TB: C Yastrzemski 6; R Smith 2; R Gibson 2; M Andrews 2; G Scott.
RBI: C Yastrzemski 3 (92); S O'Brien (17).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 5. R Petrocelli-M Andrews-G Scott 2; M Nagy-M Andrews-G Scott; S O'Brien-G Scott; S O'Brien-M Andrews-G Scott.
E: S O'Brien (8).
Baserunning
CS: R Gibson (1, Home by B Butler/B Martinez).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Butler, L (7-8) 6 5 3 3 3 5 1 3.63 26 52 -0.074 0.83 -0.1
Moe Drabowsky 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 2.70 10 0 0 -0.035 0.40 -0.0
Team Totals 8 7 4 4 5 6 1 4.50 36 52 0 0 -0.109 0.71 -0.1

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Nagy, W (9-2) 9 8 1 1 4 3 0 3.02 34 66 0.391 1.38 3.3
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 4 3 0 1.00 34 66 0.391 1.38 3.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: M Nagy (9; J Keough).
IBB: B Butler (5; G Scott).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Red Flaherty, 2B - Bob Stewart, 3B - Marty Springstead.
Time of Game: 2:23.
Attendance: 21,523.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Boston Red Sox
1 Pat Kelly RF 1 Syd O'Brien 3B
2 Mike Fiore 1B 2 Mike Andrews 2B
3 Joe Foy 3B 3 Carl Yastrzemski LF
4 Ed Kirkpatrick CF 4 Reggie Smith CF
5 Buck Martinez C 5 Rico Petrocelli SS
6 Lou Piniella LF 6 Tony Conigliaro RF
7 Jerry Adair 2B 7 George Scott 1B
8 Jackie Hernandez SS 8 Russ Gibson C
9 Bill Butler P 9 Mike Nagy P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 1-- RR BOS C. Yastrzemski B. Butler 17% 72% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Andrews Scores
t2 0-2 0 12- R KCR L. Piniella M. Nagy -14% 47% Single to LF (Deep LF); Kirkpatrick Scores; Martinez to 3B
t6 1-3 1 12- OO KCR J. Adair M. Nagy 12% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B
t7 1-3 0 1-- OO KCR H. Taylor M. Nagy 11% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
t3 1-2 0 1-- KCR M. Fiore M. Nagy -11% 47% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Kelly 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, Red Sox' Mike Nagy facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR P. Kelly M. Nagy 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR M. Fiore M. Nagy 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR J. Foy M. Nagy 1% 55% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bill Butler facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BOS S. O'Brien B. Butler -2% 53% Foul Flyball: 1B
b1 0-0 1 --- BOS M. Andrews B. Butler 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- RR BOS C. Yastrzemski B. Butler 17% 72% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Andrews Scores
b1 2-0 1 --- BOS R. Smith B. Butler 3% 75% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b1 2-0 1 -2- O BOS R. Petrocelli B. Butler -2% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 2-0 2 -2- O BOS T. Conigliaro B. Butler -2% 71% Groundout: P-3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Mike Nagy facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- KCR E. Kirkpatrick M. Nagy -4% 67% Walk
t2 0-2 0 1-- KCR B. Martinez M. Nagy -6% 61% Walk; Kirkpatrick to 2B
t2 0-2 0 12- R KCR L. Piniella M. Nagy -14% 47% Single to LF (Deep LF); Kirkpatrick Scores; Martinez to 3B
t2 1-2 0 1-3 O KCR J. Adair M. Nagy 10% 56% Fielder's Choice 3B; Martinez out at Hm/3B-C; Piniella to 2B; Adair to 1B
t2 1-2 1 12- KCR J. Hernandez M. Nagy -5% 51% Piniella Caught Stealing 3B, Safe on E5; Adair to 2B
t2 1-2 1 -23 O KCR J. Hernandez M. Nagy 8% 60% Strikeout
t2 1-2 2 -23 O KCR B. Butler M. Nagy 6% 66% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Bill Butler facing 7-8-9
b2 2-1 0 --- O BOS G. Scott B. Butler -2% 64% Foul Flyball: C
b2 2-1 1 --- O BOS R. Gibson B. Butler -1% 63% Flyball: CF
b2 2-1 2 --- O BOS M. Nagy B. Butler -1% 62% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Mike Nagy facing 1-2-3
t3 1-2 0 --- KCR P. Kelly M. Nagy -4% 57% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t3 1-2 0 1-- KCR M. Fiore M. Nagy -11% 47% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Kelly to 3B
t3 1-2 0 1-3 O KCR J. Foy M. Nagy 7% 54% Foul Flyball: 1B
t3 1-2 1 1-3 O KCR E. Kirkpatrick M. Nagy 8% 62% Foul Flyball: 1B
t3 1-2 2 1-3 O KCR B. Martinez M. Nagy 6% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Bill Butler facing 1-2-3
b3 2-1 0 --- O BOS S. O'Brien B. Butler -2% 65% Foul Flyball: 3B
b3 2-1 1 --- O BOS M. Andrews B. Butler -1% 64% Flyball: LF
b3 2-1 2 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski B. Butler -1% 63% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Mike Nagy facing 6-7-8
t4 1-2 0 --- KCR L. Piniella M. Nagy -5% 58% Walk
t4 1-2 0 1-- OO KCR J. Adair M. Nagy 10% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t4 1-2 2 --- O KCR J. Hernandez M. Nagy 1% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Bill Butler facing 4-5-6
b4 2-1 0 --- O BOS R. Smith B. Butler -2% 67% Strikeout
b4 2-1 1 --- O BOS R. Petrocelli B. Butler -1% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-1 2 --- O BOS T. Conigliaro B. Butler -1% 64% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Mike Nagy facing 9-1-2
t5 1-2 0 --- O KCR B. Butler M. Nagy 3% 68% Groundout: P-1B
t5 1-2 1 --- KCR P. Kelly M. Nagy -4% 64% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 1-2 1 1-- O KCR M. Fiore M. Nagy 6% 70% Kelly Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t5 1-2 2 --- KCR M. Fiore M. Nagy -2% 68% Walk
t5 1-2 2 1-- O KCR J. Foy M. Nagy 3% 71% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Bill Butler facing 7-8-9
b5 2-1 0 --- BOS G. Scott B. Butler 3% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b5 2-1 0 1-- BOS R. Gibson B. Butler 9% 84% Double to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Scott to 3B
b5 2-1 0 -23 O BOS M. Nagy B. Butler -4% 80% Lineout: CF
b5 2-1 1 -23 R BOS S. O'Brien B. Butler 7% 86% Fielder's Choice /Sacrifice Bunt; Scott Scores; Gibson to 3B; O'Brien to 1B
b5 3-1 1 1-3 OO BOS M. Andrews B. Butler -7% 79% Double Play: Strikeout, Gibson Caught Stealing Hm (C-2B-C-3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Mike Nagy facing 4-5-6
t6 1-3 0 --- KCR E. Kirkpatrick M. Nagy -5% 74% Single to 3B/Bunt
t6 1-3 0 1-- O KCR B. Martinez M. Nagy 5% 78% Foul Flyball: 2B
t6 1-3 1 1-- KCR L. Piniella M. Nagy -5% 73% Single to CF (Pop Fly to Short CF); Kirkpatrick to 2B
t6 1-3 1 12- OO KCR J. Adair M. Nagy 12% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Bill Butler facing 3-4-5
b6 3-1 0 --- BOS C. Yastrzemski B. Butler 2% 87% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b6 3-1 0 1-- BOS R. Smith B. Butler 3% 90% Walk; Yastrzemski to 2B
b6 3-1 0 12- O BOS R. Petrocelli B. Butler 0% 90% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Yastrzemski to 3B; Smith to 2B
b6 3-1 1 -23 O BOS T. Conigliaro B. Butler -4% 86% Strikeout
b6 3-1 2 -23 BOS G. Scott B. Butler 1% 86% Intentional Walk
b6 3-1 2 123 O BOS R. Gibson B. Butler -4% 82% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Mike Nagy facing 8-9-1
Joe Keough pinch hits for Jackie Hernandez (SS) batting 8th
t7 1-3 0 --- KCR J. Keough M. Nagy -6% 76% Hit By Pitch
Hawk Taylor pinch hits for Bill Butler (P) batting 9th
t7 1-3 0 1-- OO KCR H. Taylor M. Nagy 11% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
t7 1-3 2 --- O KCR P. Kelly M. Nagy 1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Moe Drabowsky facing 9-1-2
Moe Drabowsky replaces Hawk Taylor (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Juan Rios replaces Joe Keough (PH) playing SS batting 8th
b7 3-1 0 --- BOS M. Nagy M. Drabowsky 1% 91% Walk
b7 3-1 0 1-- O BOS S. O'Brien M. Drabowsky -1% 89% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B; O'Brien to 1B
b7 3-1 1 1-- BOS M. Andrews M. Drabowsky 4% 93% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); O'Brien to 3B
b7 3-1 1 -23 R BOS C. Yastrzemski M. Drabowsky 3% 96% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); O'Brien Scores; Andrews to 3B
b7 4-1 1 1-3 BOS R. Smith M. Drabowsky 0% 97% Walk; Yastrzemski to 2B
b7 4-1 1 123 O BOS R. Petrocelli M. Drabowsky -2% 95% Strikeout
b7 4-1 2 123 O BOS T. Conigliaro M. Drabowsky -2% 93% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Red Sox' Mike Nagy facing 2-3-4
t8 1-4 0 --- KCR M. Fiore M. Nagy -4% 89% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t8 1-4 0 1-- OO KCR J. Foy M. Nagy 8% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t8 1-4 2 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick M. Nagy 1% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Moe Drabowsky facing 7-8-9
b8 4-1 0 --- O BOS G. Scott M. Drabowsky -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 4-1 1 --- O BOS R. Gibson M. Drabowsky -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 4-1 2 --- O BOS M. Nagy M. Drabowsky -0% 97% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Red Sox' Mike Nagy facing 5-6-7
t9 1-4 0 --- O KCR B. Martinez M. Nagy 2% 99% Foul Flyball: SS
t9 1-4 1 --- KCR L. Piniella M. Nagy -2% 97% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 1-4 1 1-- OO KCR J. Adair M. Nagy 3% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 4.

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