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Scores
Standings
KCR
@BOS
1
3
NYY
@DET
3
2
 
(12)
MIN
@OAK
7
8
PIT
@PHI
1
2
Thursday, September 28, 1972,
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 10,196, Time of Game: 2:10
Royals
1
74-75
 Lost 1 
4th, 15½ GB
at Red Sox
3
82-67
 Won 2 
1st
W: John Curtis (11-7)
L: Dick Drago (12-17)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  7  1
Red Sox         0  1  0   1  0  1   0  0  X    3  5  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Paul Schaal 3B 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .226 .322 .327 .648 -0.042 0.85 0.037 -0.080 -0.2 0 2
Amos Otis CF 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .292 .352 .413 .765 0.097 0.70 0.117 -0.019 0.9 3 0 2B
Richie Scheinblum RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .305 .388 .422 .810 -0.137 1.54 0.028 -0.165 -1.3 0 0 GDP
John Mayberry 1B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .301 .393 .504 .897 0.012 1.42 0.079 -0.067 0.2 12 0
Lou Piniella LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .305 .350 .436 .786 -0.012 1.74 0.125 -0.137 -0.2 0 0 2B
Carl Taylor C 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .279 .364 .317 .681 -0.044 1.39 0.025 -0.069 -0.4 7 0
Cookie Rojas 2B 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .263 .319 .335 .654 0.002 1.55 0.046 -0.043 0.2 2 5
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .215 .282 .281 .563 -0.151 1.50 0.000 -0.151 -1.0 0 5
Dick Drago P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .059 .169 .059 .228 -0.079 1.06 0.000 -0.079 -0.6 0 1
   Jim Wohlford PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .300 .391 .350 .741 -0.032 1.32 0.000 -0.032 -0.2
Team Totals 33 1 7 1 5 6 38 .212 .316 .273 .589 -0.386 1.28 0.457 -0.842 -2.7 24 13
2B: L Piniella (32, off J Curtis); A Otis (26, off J Curtis).
TB: A Otis 3; J Mayberry 2; L Piniella 2; C Rojas; R Scheinblum.
GIDP: R Scheinblum (19).
RBI: C Rojas (52).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Patek-C Rojas-J Mayberry.
E: C Rojas (9).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tommy Harper CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .256 .344 .394 .737 -0.045 0.62 0.000 -0.045 -0.5 1 0
   Rick Miller CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .204 .286 .333 .619 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.2 3 0
Luis Aparicio SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .254 .296 .343 .639 -0.047 0.50 0.000 -0.047 -0.6 1 2
Carl Yastrzemski 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .261 .355 .378 .733 -0.028 0.34 0.002 -0.030 -0.2 6 0
Reggie Smith RF 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .269 .364 .483 .847 0.131 0.81 0.158 -0.027 1.1 1 0 2·2B,SB
Rico Petrocelli 3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .244 .341 .370 .712 0.091 0.90 0.131 -0.041 0.7 2 6
Carlton Fisk C 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .298 .375 .554 .929 0.042 0.67 0.053 -0.011 0.4 6 0
Dwight Evans LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .297 .350 .514 .864 -0.083 1.06 0.000 -0.083 -1.1 1 0 GDP
Doug Griffin 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .264 .329 .306 .635 0.119 0.84 0.136 -0.017 0.8 6 1
John Curtis P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .098 .132 .098 .230 -0.062 0.76 0.000 -0.062 -0.8 0 1
Team Totals 29 3 5 1 2 7 31 .172 .226 .241 .467 0.114 0.70 0.480 -0.367 -0.3 27 10
2B: R Smith 2 (25, 2 off D Drago).
TB: R Smith 4; D Griffin; R Petrocelli; C Fisk.
GIDP: D Evans (1).
RBI: D Griffin (34).
2-out RBI: D Griffin.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Aparicio-D Griffin-C Yastrzemski.
Baserunning
SB: R Smith (13, 3rd base off D Drago/C Taylor).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Drago, L (12-17) 8 5 3 2 2 7 0 3.01 31 67 -0.114 0.70 0.3
Team Totals 8 5 3 2 2 7 0 2.25 31 67 -0.114 0.70 0.3

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Curtis, W (11-7) 9 7 1 1 5 6 0 3.69 38 70 0.386 1.28 2.7
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 5 6 0 1.00 38 70 0.386 1.28 2.7
Balks: None.
WP: D Drago (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Deegan, 1B - Larry McCoy, 2B - Jim Honochick, 3B - Lou DiMuro.
Time of Game: 2:10.
Attendance: 10,196.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 59° F, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Boston Red Sox
1 Paul Schaal 3B 1 Tommy Harper CF
2 Amos Otis CF 2 Luis Aparicio SS
3 Richie Scheinblum RF 3 Carl Yastrzemski 1B
4 John Mayberry 1B 4 Reggie Smith RF
5 Lou Piniella LF 5 Rico Petrocelli 3B
6 Carl Taylor C 6 Carlton Fisk C
7 Cookie Rojas 2B 7 Dwight Evans LF
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Doug Griffin 2B
9 Dick Drago P 9 John Curtis P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 2 12- R BOS D. Griffin D. Drago 14% 68% Single to CF (Line Drive); Petrocelli Scores; Fisk to 3B; Griffin to 2B/Adv on throw
t6 0-2 1 1-- KCR L. Piniella J. Curtis -12% 68% Double (Line Drive); Mayberry to 3B
b6 2-1 2 -2- R BOS R. Petrocelli D. Drago 11% 86% Reached on E4 (Pop Fly); Smith Scores/No RBI/unER
t1 0-0 0 12- OO KCR R. Scheinblum J. Curtis 10% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Schaal to 3B
t6 1-2 2 1-3 O KCR F. Patek J. Curtis 8% 76% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 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, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR P. Schaal J. Curtis -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCR A. Otis J. Curtis -6% 40% Walk; Schaal to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- OO KCR R. Scheinblum J. Curtis 10% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Schaal to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 KCR J. Mayberry J. Curtis -1% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O KCR L. Piniella J. Curtis 5% 54% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BOS T. Harper D. Drago -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O BOS L. Aparicio D. Drago -1% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski D. Drago -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR C. Taylor J. Curtis 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- KCR C. Rojas J. Curtis -3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- O KCR F. Patek J. Curtis 3% 52% Foul Flyball: 3B
t2 0-0 2 1-- O KCR D. Drago J. Curtis 2% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O BOS R. Smith D. Drago -2% 52% Groundout: 2B-SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- BOS R. Petrocelli D. Drago 3% 55% Single (Line Drive)
b2 0-0 1 1-- BOS C. Fisk D. Drago 4% 59% Single to CF (Line Drive); Petrocelli to 2B
b2 0-0 1 12- O BOS D. Evans D. Drago -5% 54% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 12- R BOS D. Griffin D. Drago 14% 68% Single to CF (Line Drive); Petrocelli Scores; Fisk to 3B; Griffin to 2B/Adv on throw
b2 1-0 2 -23 O BOS J. Curtis D. Drago -5% 63% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 1-2-3
t3 0-1 0 --- O KCR P. Schaal J. Curtis 2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- KCR A. Otis J. Curtis -3% 63% Single to 3B
t3 0-1 1 1-- O KCR R. Scheinblum J. Curtis 3% 66% Flyball: 2B
t3 0-1 2 1-- KCR J. Mayberry J. Curtis -3% 63% Single to RF (Line Drive); Otis to 3B
t3 0-1 2 1-3 O KCR L. Piniella J. Curtis 6% 68% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- O BOS T. Harper D. Drago -2% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- O BOS L. Aparicio D. Drago -1% 65% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski D. Drago -1% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 6-7-8
t4 0-1 0 --- O KCR C. Taylor J. Curtis 3% 67% Strikeout
t4 0-1 1 --- O KCR C. Rojas J. Curtis 2% 69% Flyball: SS
t4 0-1 2 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Curtis 1% 70% Bunt Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 4-5-6
b4 1-0 0 --- BOS R. Smith D. Drago 6% 76% Double
b4 1-0 0 -2- BOS R. Petrocelli D. Drago 3% 80% Smith Steals 3B
b4 1-0 0 --3 O BOS R. Petrocelli D. Drago -4% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 1-0 1 --3 R BOS C. Fisk D. Drago 4% 80% Wild Pitch; Smith Scores
b4 2-0 1 --- BOS C. Fisk D. Drago 1% 81% Walk
b4 2-0 1 1-- OO BOS D. Evans D. Drago -3% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 9-1-2
t5 0-2 0 --- O KCR D. Drago J. Curtis 3% 81% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t5 0-2 1 --- O KCR P. Schaal J. Curtis 2% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-2 2 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Curtis 1% 84% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 8-9-1
b5 2-0 0 --- O BOS D. Griffin D. Drago -1% 82% Flyball: 2B
b5 2-0 1 --- O BOS J. Curtis D. Drago -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-0 2 --- O BOS T. Harper D. Drago -1% 81% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 3-4-5
t6 0-2 0 --- O KCR R. Scheinblum J. Curtis 3% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-2 1 --- KCR J. Mayberry J. Curtis -3% 80% Single to P
t6 0-2 1 1-- KCR L. Piniella J. Curtis -12% 68% Double (Line Drive); Mayberry to 3B
t6 0-2 1 -23 KCR C. Taylor J. Curtis -3% 65% Walk
t6 0-2 1 123 RO KCR C. Rojas J. Curtis 3% 68% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Mayberry Scores; Piniella to 3B
t6 1-2 2 1-3 O KCR F. Patek J. Curtis 8% 76% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Dick Drago facing 2-3-4
b6 2-1 0 --- O BOS L. Aparicio D. Drago -2% 74% Lineout: CF
b6 2-1 1 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski D. Drago -1% 73% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 2-1 2 --- BOS R. Smith D. Drago 2% 75% Double
b6 2-1 2 -2- R BOS R. Petrocelli D. Drago 11% 86% Reached on E4 (Pop Fly); Smith Scores/No RBI/unER
b6 3-1 2 1-- O BOS C. Fisk D. Drago -1% 85% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 9-1-2
t7 1-3 0 --- O KCR D. Drago J. Curtis 3% 88% Strikeout
t7 1-3 1 --- O KCR P. Schaal J. Curtis 2% 89% Lineout: CF
t7 1-3 2 --- KCR A. Otis J. Curtis -3% 87% Double (Line Drive)
t7 1-3 2 -2- KCR R. Scheinblum J. Curtis -3% 84% Single to LF (Line Drive); Otis to 3B
t7 1-3 2 1-3 O KCR J. Mayberry J. Curtis 7% 91% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Dick Drago facing 7-8-9
b7 3-1 0 --- O BOS D. Evans D. Drago -1% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-1 1 --- O BOS D. Griffin D. Drago -1% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 3-1 2 --- O BOS J. Curtis D. Drago -0% 89% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 5-6-7
Rick Miller replaces Tommy Harper playing CF batting 1st
t8 1-3 0 --- O KCR L. Piniella J. Curtis 3% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 1-3 1 --- O KCR C. Taylor J. Curtis 2% 94% Flyball: CF
t8 1-3 2 --- KCR C. Rojas J. Curtis -2% 92% Single to 3B
t8 1-3 2 1-- O KCR F. Patek J. Curtis 3% 95% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Dick Drago facing 1-2-3
b8 3-1 0 --- O BOS R. Miller D. Drago -0% 95% Strikeout Looking
b8 3-1 1 --- O BOS L. Aparicio D. Drago -0% 94% Strikeout
b8 3-1 2 --- BOS C. Yastrzemski D. Drago 0% 95% Walk
b8 3-1 2 1-- O BOS R. Smith D. Drago -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 9-1-2
Jim Wohlford pinch hits for Dick Drago (P) batting 9th
t9 1-3 0 --- O KCR J. Wohlford J. Curtis 3% 97% Popfly: CF
t9 1-3 1 --- O KCR P. Schaal J. Curtis 2% 99% Flyball: CF
t9 1-3 2 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Curtis 1% 100% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 3.

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