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Friday, July 18, 1975, 7:37PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 30,226, Time of Game: 2:07
Royals
3
47-43
 Lost 4 
2nd, 10½ GB
at Red Sox
9
52-37
 Won 9 
1st
W: Bill Lee (11-6)
L: Steve Busby (11-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  2    3  6  2
Red Sox         2  3  1   1  1  0   0  1  X    9 14  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frank White SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .575 -0.036 0.35 0.000 -0.036 -0.8 0 1
George Brett 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .771 -0.024 0.24 0.000 -0.024 -0.7 2 2
Hal McRae LF 4 2 3 0 0 0 .315 .825 -0.003 0.14 0.007 -0.010 0.9 1 0 3B,2B
Harmon Killebrew DH 4 1 2 3 0 0 .222 .744 0.003 0.37 0.031 -0.027 1.9 HR,2B
John Mayberry 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 .252 .861 -0.009 0.34 0.011 -0.019 -0.0 4 1
Amos Otis CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .734 -0.040 0.36 0.000 -0.040 -1.3 4 0 GDP
Cookie Rojas 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .627 -0.023 0.29 0.000 -0.023 -0.6 2 1
Jim Wohlford RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .698 -0.016 0.20 0.000 -0.016 -0.6 1 0
Fran Healy C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .603 -0.009 0.11 0.000 -0.009 -0.4 10 0
Steve Busby P 0 0
   Steve Mingori P 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 6 3 1 0 .188 .618 -0.157 0.28 0.049 -0.204 -1.7 24 5
2B: H McRae (26, off B Lee); H Killebrew (9, off B Lee).
3B: H McRae (4, off B Lee).
HR: H Killebrew (11, off B Lee; 9th inn, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: H McRae 6; H Killebrew 6; J Mayberry.
GIDP: A Otis (4).
RBI: H Killebrew 3 (36).
2-out RBI: H Killebrew.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Brett-J Mayberry.
E: A Otis (2); F White (7).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bernie Carbo RF 3 2 2 2 0 1 .279 .992 0.138 0.81 0.147 -0.008 1.7 1 0 2B
   Dwight Evans PH-RF 2 1 1 0 0 1 .227 .740 -0.001 0.03 0.001 -0.001 0.6 0 0 2B
Denny Doyle 2B 2 0 2 2 0 0 .236 .610 0.042 0.70 0.060 -0.017 1.8 0 0 2·2B,SH
   Doug Griffin PH-2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .588 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.8 1 3
Carl Yastrzemski 1B 4 1 1 2 0 2 .307 .887 0.135 0.43 0.150 -0.014 0.6 11 1 HR
   Bob Montgomery 1B 1 0 0 1 0 0 .213 .492 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 0.6 5 0
Fred Lynn CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 .337 1.013 0.010 0.31 0.024 -0.014 -0.5 3 0 SB
   Rick Miller CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .670 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.3 0 0
Jim Rice LF 4 2 2 1 1 2 .292 .844 0.009 0.22 0.029 -0.020 1.1 3 0 HR
Cecil Cooper DH 2 0 0 0 0 1 .361 .965 -0.027 0.48 0.000 -0.027 -0.6
   Juan Beniquez PH 2 0 2 0 0 0 .336 .829 0.010 0.07 0.010 0.000 1.8 2B
Carlton Fisk C 3 1 1 1 0 0 .290 .819 0.021 0.20 0.024 -0.004 -0.8 0 0 SF
Rico Petrocelli 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .712 -0.028 0.30 0.000 -0.029 -0.9 1 5
Rick Burleson SS 4 2 3 0 0 0 .278 .695 0.036 0.27 0.037 -0.001 0.6 1 6 2B
Bill Lee P 1 1
Team Totals 36 9 14 9 3 10 .389 1.147 0.344 0.31 0.482 -0.136 4.8 27 16
2B: D Doyle 2 (6, 2 off S Busby); D Evans (10, off S Mingori); B Carbo (16, off S Busby); J Beniquez (6, off S Mingori); R Burleson (15, off S Busby).
HR: C Yastrzemski (11, off S Busby; 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out); J Rice (15, off S Busby; 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
SF: C Fisk (1, off S Mingori).
SH: D Doyle (6, off S Busby).
TB: J Rice 5; C Yastrzemski 4; R Burleson 4; D Doyle 4; J Beniquez 3; B Carbo 3; D Evans 2; C Fisk.
RBI: B Carbo 2 (44); C Yastrzemski 2 (42); D Doyle 2 (11); B Montgomery (19); J Rice (62); C Fisk (8).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Burleson-D Griffin-B Montgomery.
PB: C Fisk (1).
Baserunning
SB: F Lynn (5, 2nd base off S Busby/F Healy).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Busby, L (11-8) 3.1 9 7 7 1 6 2 2.95 20 19 -0.348 0.58 -5.6
Steve Mingori 4.2 5 2 1 2 4 0 2.39 21 1 0 0.003 0.04 0.8
Team Totals 8 14 9 8 3 10 2 9.00 41 19 1 0 -0.345 0.31 -4.8

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Lee, W (11-6) 9 6 3 3 1 0 1 4.01 33 62 0.155 0.28 1.7
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 1 0 1 3.00 33 62 0.155 0.28 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dave Phillips, 1B - Jim Evans, 2B - Lou DiMuro, 3B - Bill Kunkel.
Time of Game: 2:07.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 89° F, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Boston Red Sox
1 Frank White SS 1 Bernie Carbo RF
2 George Brett 3B 2 Denny Doyle 2B
3 Hal McRae LF 3 Carl Yastrzemski 1B
4 Harmon Killebrew DH 4 Fred Lynn CF
5 John Mayberry 1B 5 Jim Rice LF
6 Amos Otis CF 6 Cecil Cooper DH
7 Cookie Rojas 2B 7 Carlton Fisk C
8 Jim Wohlford RF 8 Rico Petrocelli 3B
9 Fran Healy C 9 Rick Burleson SS
Steve Busby P Bill Lee P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 -2- RR BOS C. Yastrzemski S. Busby 15% 72% Home Run; Carbo Scores
b2 2-0 1 12- RR BOS B. Carbo S. Busby 11% 88% Double; Fisk Scores; Burleson Scores
b2 4-0 1 -2- R BOS D. Doyle S. Busby 4% 92% Double; Carbo Scores
b1 0-0 0 --- BOS B. Carbo S. Busby 3% 58% Single
t4 0-6 2 1-- R KCR H. Killebrew B. Lee -3% 93% Double; McRae Scores

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' Bill Lee facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. White B. Lee 2% 52% Lineout: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett B. Lee 2% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae B. Lee 1% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- BOS B. Carbo S. Busby 3% 58% Single
b1 0-0 0 1-- O BOS D. Doyle S. Busby -2% 57% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Carbo to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- RR BOS C. Yastrzemski S. Busby 15% 72% Home Run; Carbo Scores
b1 2-0 1 --- BOS F. Lynn S. Busby 2% 73% Walk
b1 2-0 1 1-- O BOS J. Rice S. Busby -2% 71% Strikeout
b1 2-0 2 1-- BOS C. Cooper S. Busby 1% 72% Lynn Steals 2B
b1 2-0 2 -2- O BOS C. Cooper S. Busby -2% 70% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- O KCR H. Killebrew B. Lee 2% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-2 1 --- O KCR J. Mayberry B. Lee 2% 74% Flyball: 3B
t2 0-2 2 --- O KCR A. Otis B. Lee 1% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- BOS C. Fisk S. Busby 2% 77% Single
b2 2-0 0 1-- O BOS R. Petrocelli S. Busby -2% 75% Strikeout Looking
b2 2-0 1 1-- BOS R. Burleson S. Busby 2% 77% Single; Fisk to 2B
b2 2-0 1 12- RR BOS B. Carbo S. Busby 11% 88% Double; Fisk Scores; Burleson Scores
b2 4-0 1 -2- R BOS D. Doyle S. Busby 4% 92% Double; Carbo Scores
b2 5-0 1 -2- O BOS C. Yastrzemski S. Busby -1% 91% Strikeout
b2 5-0 2 -2- O BOS F. Lynn S. Busby -1% 90% Strikeout
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 7-8-9
t3 0-5 0 --- O KCR C. Rojas B. Lee 1% 92% Flyball: LF
t3 0-5 1 --- O KCR J. Wohlford B. Lee 1% 93% Flyball: CF
t3 0-5 2 --- O KCR F. Healy B. Lee 1% 93% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 5-6-7
b3 5-0 0 --- R BOS J. Rice S. Busby 3% 96% Home Run
b3 6-0 0 --- O BOS C. Cooper S. Busby -0% 95% Lineout: RF
b3 6-0 1 --- O BOS C. Fisk S. Busby -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 6-0 2 --- O BOS R. Petrocelli S. Busby -0% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 1-2-3
t4 0-6 0 --- O KCR F. White B. Lee 1% 96% Foul Flyball: 1B
t4 0-6 1 --- O KCR G. Brett B. Lee 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-6 2 --- KCR H. McRae B. Lee -0% 96% Single
t4 0-6 2 1-- R KCR H. Killebrew B. Lee -3% 93% Double; McRae Scores
t4 1-6 2 -2- KCR J. Mayberry B. Lee -0% 93% Passed Ball; Killebrew to 3B
t4 1-6 2 --3 KCR J. Mayberry B. Lee -1% 92% Walk
t4 1-6 2 1-3 O KCR A. Otis B. Lee 3% 95% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-1, Royals' Steve Busby facing 9-1-2
b4 6-1 0 --- BOS R. Burleson S. Busby 1% 96% Double
b4 6-1 0 -2- O BOS B. Carbo S. Busby -1% 95% Strikeout
b4 6-1 1 -2- R BOS D. Doyle S. Busby 2% 97% Double; Burleson Scores
Steve Mingori replaces Steve Busby pitching
b4 7-1 1 -2- O BOS C. Yastrzemski S. Mingori -0% 97% Strikeout
b4 7-1 2 -2- O BOS F. Lynn S. Mingori -0% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 7.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-7, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 7-8-9
t5 1-7 0 --- O KCR C. Rojas B. Lee 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-7 1 --- O KCR J. Wohlford B. Lee 0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-7 2 --- O KCR F. Healy B. Lee 0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-1, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 5-6-7
b5 7-1 0 --- BOS J. Rice S. Mingori 0% 98% Single
Juan Beniquez pinch hits for Cecil Cooper (DH) batting 6th
b5 7-1 0 1-- BOS J. Beniquez S. Mingori 1% 99% Double; Rice to 3B
b5 7-1 0 -23 RO BOS C. Fisk S. Mingori -0% 99% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Rice Scores
b5 8-1 1 -2- OO BOS R. Petrocelli S. Mingori -0% 98% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 8.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-8, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 1-2-3
t6 1-8 0 --- O KCR F. White B. Lee 0% 99% Flyball: CF
t6 1-8 1 --- O KCR G. Brett B. Lee 0% 99% Flyball: LF
t6 1-8 2 --- KCR H. McRae B. Lee -0% 99% Double
t6 1-8 2 -2- O KCR H. Killebrew B. Lee 0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 8-1, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 9-1-2
b6 8-1 0 --- BOS R. Burleson S. Mingori 0% 99% Single
Dwight Evans pinch hits for Bernie Carbo (RF) batting 1st
b6 8-1 0 1-- O BOS D. Evans S. Mingori -0% 99% Strikeout
Doug Griffin pinch hits for Denny Doyle (2B) batting 2nd
b6 8-1 1 1-- O BOS D. Griffin S. Mingori -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b6 8-1 2 1-- O BOS C. Yastrzemski S. Mingori -0% 99% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 8.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-8, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 5-6-7
Doug Griffin moves from PH to 2B
Dwight Evans moves from PH to RF
t7 1-8 0 --- O KCR J. Mayberry B. Lee 0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 1-8 1 --- O KCR A. Otis B. Lee 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 1-8 2 --- O KCR C. Rojas B. Lee 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 8-1, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 4-5-6
b7 8-1 0 --- O BOS F. Lynn S. Mingori -0% 100% Strikeout
b7 8-1 1 --- BOS J. Rice S. Mingori 0% 100% Walk
b7 8-1 1 1-- BOS J. Beniquez S. Mingori 0% 100% Single; Rice to 3B
b7 8-1 1 1-3 O BOS C. Fisk S. Mingori -0% 100% Popfly: CF
b7 8-1 2 1-3 BOS R. Petrocelli S. Mingori 0% 100% Walk; Beniquez to 2B
b7 8-1 2 123 O BOS R. Burleson S. Mingori -0% 100% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 8.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-8, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 8-9-1
Bob Montgomery replaces Carl Yastrzemski playing 1B batting 3rd
Rick Miller replaces Fred Lynn playing CF batting 4th
t8 1-8 0 --- O KCR J. Wohlford B. Lee 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 1-8 1 --- O KCR F. Healy B. Lee 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 1-8 2 --- O KCR F. White B. Lee 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 8-1, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 1-2-3
b8 8-1 0 --- BOS D. Evans S. Mingori 0% 100% Double to CF; Evans to 3B/Adv on E8
b8 8-1 0 --3 O BOS D. Griffin S. Mingori -0% 100% Popfly: CF
b8 8-1 1 --3 R BOS B. Montgomery S. Mingori 0% 100% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Evans Scores/unER
b8 9-1 1 1-- O BOS R. Miller S. Mingori -0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b8 9-1 2 1-- O BOS J. Rice S. Mingori -0% 100% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 9.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-9, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 2-3-4
t9 1-9 0 --- O KCR G. Brett B. Lee 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 1-9 1 --- KCR H. McRae B. Lee -0% 100% Triple
t9 1-9 1 --3 RR KCR H. Killebrew B. Lee -0% 100% Home Run; McRae Scores
t9 3-9 1 --- KCR J. Mayberry B. Lee -0% 100% Single to P (Pop Fly)
t9 3-9 1 1-- OO KCR A. Otis B. Lee 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Red Sox 9.

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