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MIL
@BAL
2
6
MIL
@BAL
3
7
KCR
@BOS
0
6
OAK
@CAL
7
6
CHW
@CLE
5
8
TOR
@DET
1
4
SEA
@MIN
1
3
TEX
@NYY
1
5
SDP
@ATL
7
8
MON
@CHC
1
4
PIT
@HOU
2
3
NYM
@PHI
4
2
LAD
@SFG
9
2
CIN
@STL
3
4
Sunday, April 22, 1979, 2:05PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 32,089, Time of Game: 2:16
Royals
0
5-8
 Lost 5 
5th, 5½ GB
at Red Sox
6
9-4
 Won 4 
1st
W: Mike Torrez (1-1)
L: Rich Gale (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  1
Red Sox         1  0  0   2  3  0   0  0  X    6  9  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .213 .255 .255 .510 -0.066 1.03 0.057 -0.123 -0.8 2 2 SB,GDP
George Brett 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .263 .323 .404 .726 0.009 0.49 0.030 -0.021 -0.1 1 2
Amos Otis CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .294 .368 .412 .780 -0.030 0.80 0.008 -0.038 -0.3 2 0 SH
Darrell Porter C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .349 .473 .442 .915 -0.020 0.66 0.012 -0.031 -0.5 5 2
Hal McRae DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .320 .433 .480 .913 -0.133 0.79 0.016 -0.149 -1.9 GDP
Al Cowens RF 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .295 .392 .364 .756 0.019 0.74 0.049 -0.030 0.5 3 0
Clint Hurdle LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .263 .370 .395 .764 0.012 0.98 0.059 -0.047 -0.1 2 0 2B
Pete LaCock 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .263 .282 .368 .650 -0.112 0.98 0.000 -0.112 -1.6 7 0 2·GDP
Freddie Patek SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .325 .400 .375 .775 0.009 1.14 0.041 -0.033 0.1 2 1
   Tom Poquette PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.004 0.16 0.000 -0.004 -0.3
   U.L. Washington SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rich Gale P 0 2
   Al Hrabosky P 0 0
Team Totals 26 0 4 0 5 4 32 .154 .290 .192 .483 -0.316 0.81 0.272 -0.588 -5.0 24 9
2B: C Hurdle (5, off M Torrez).
SH: A Otis (1, off M Torrez).
TB: C Hurdle 2; A Cowens; A Otis; H McRae.
GIDP: P LaCock 2 (4); H McRae (1); F White (3).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
E: R Gale (2).
Baserunning
SB: F White (3, 2nd base off M Torrez/G Allenson).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Remy 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .233 .258 .283 .541 -0.031 0.66 0.057 -0.088 -0.5 5 4 2·CS
Rick Burleson SS 4 2 2 1 0 1 4 .321 .379 .528 .908 0.073 0.49 0.101 -0.028 0.6 1 4 HR
Fred Lynn CF 4 2 3 0 0 0 4 .340 .475 .830 1.304 0.086 0.46 0.087 -0.001 0.9 4 0 2B
Jim Rice DH 3 2 1 1 1 0 4 .400 .483 .622 1.105 0.053 0.71 0.078 -0.025 1.1 2B
Carl Yastrzemski LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .326 .466 .630 1.096 -0.020 0.71 0.003 -0.023 -0.4 1 0 IW
George Scott 1B 4 0 2 4 0 1 4 .240 .321 .340 .661 0.125 0.73 0.146 -0.021 2.5 9 0
Jack Brohamer 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .314 .385 .457 .842 -0.035 0.35 0.000 -0.036 -0.9 1 3
Dwight Evans RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .191 .283 .426 .709 -0.033 0.29 0.000 -0.033 -1.0 2 0
Gary Allenson C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .214 .290 .429 .719 -0.034 0.42 0.000 -0.034 -0.7 4 0
Mike Torrez P 0 2
Team Totals 32 6 9 6 3 5 35 .281 .343 .438 .780 0.184 0.55 0.472 -0.289 1.6 27 13
2B: F Lynn (2, off R Gale); J Rice (4, off R Gale).
HR: R Burleson (2, off R Gale, 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
IBB: C Yastrzemski (3, by R Gale).
TB: R Burleson 5; F Lynn 4; G Scott 2; J Rice 2; J Remy.
RBI: G Scott 4 (12); J Rice (12); R Burleson (6).
2-out RBI: G Scott 2; J Rice.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 4. J Brohamer-J Remy-G Scott 3; J Remy-R Burleson-G Scott.
Baserunning
CS: J Remy 2 (3, 2nd base by R Gale/D Porter 2).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rich Gale, L (0-2) 7 9 6 6 2 4 1 8.10 31 37 -0.185 0.61 -2.1
Al Hrabosky 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.50 4 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.6
Team Totals 8 9 6 6 3 5 1 6.75 35 37 0 0 -0.184 0.55 -1.6

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Torrez, W (1-1) 9 4 0 0 5 4 0 4.66 32 78 0.316 0.81 5.0
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 5 4 0 0.00 32 78 0.316 0.81 5.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R Gale (1; C Yastrzemski).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dick Clegg, 1B - Lester Pratt, 2B - Derryl Cousins, 3B - Jim McNally.
Time of Game: 2:16.
Attendance: 32,089.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 72° F.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Boston Red Sox
1 Frank White 2B 1 Jerry Remy 2B
2 George Brett 3B 2 Rick Burleson SS
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Fred Lynn CF
4 Darrell Porter C 4 Jim Rice DH
5 Hal McRae DH 5 Carl Yastrzemski LF
6 Al Cowens RF 6 George Scott 1B
7 Clint Hurdle LF 7 Jack Brohamer 3B
8 Pete LaCock 1B 8 Dwight Evans RF
9 Freddie Patek SS 9 Gary Allenson C
Rich Gale P Mike Torrez P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 1 123 OO KCR H. McRae M. Torrez 14% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b4 1-0 1 -23 RR BOS G. Scott R. Gale 10% 86% Single to RF; Lynn Scores; Rice Scores; Scott to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b1 0-0 1 --- R BOS R. Burleson R. Gale 10% 62% Home Run
t3 0-1 0 1-- OO KCR F. White M. Torrez 9% 65% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t5 0-3 0 --- KCR C. Hurdle M. Torrez -6% 77% Double to RF

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 Torrez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR F. White M. Torrez -3% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCR G. Brett M. Torrez -2% 44% White Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- KCR G. Brett M. Torrez -3% 41% Walk
t1 0-0 0 12- O KCR A. Otis M. Torrez 1% 42% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; White to 3B; Brett to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -23 KCR D. Porter M. Torrez -1% 41% Walk
t1 0-0 1 123 OO KCR H. McRae M. Torrez 14% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- BOS J. Remy R. Gale 3% 58% Reached on E1/Bunt
b1 0-0 0 1-- O BOS R. Burleson R. Gale -6% 53% Remy Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b1 0-0 1 --- R BOS R. Burleson R. Gale 10% 62% Home Run
b1 1-0 1 --- BOS F. Lynn R. Gale 2% 64% Single to CF
b1 1-0 1 1-- O BOS J. Rice R. Gale -2% 62% Popfly: 2B
b1 1-0 2 1-- O BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Gale -2% 60% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 6-7-8
t2 0-1 0 --- KCR A. Cowens M. Torrez -4% 56% Walk
t2 0-1 0 1-- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Torrez 4% 60% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 1 1-- OO KCR P. LaCock M. Torrez 6% 65% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- O BOS G. Scott R. Gale -2% 63% Flyball: RF
b2 1-0 1 --- O BOS J. Brohamer R. Gale -2% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-0 2 --- O BOS D. Evans R. Gale -1% 61% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- KCR F. Patek M. Torrez -4% 56% Walk
t3 0-1 0 1-- OO KCR F. White M. Torrez 9% 65% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Torrez 1% 67% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- O BOS G. Allenson R. Gale -2% 64% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-0 1 --- BOS J. Remy R. Gale 2% 67% Single to LF
b3 1-0 1 1-- O BOS R. Burleson R. Gale -3% 64% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-0 2 1-- O BOS F. Lynn R. Gale -2% 62% Remy Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Torrez 3% 65% Strikeout
t4 0-1 1 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Torrez 2% 67% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 0-1 2 --- KCR H. McRae M. Torrez -2% 65% Single to LF
t4 0-1 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens M. Torrez 3% 68% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- BOS F. Lynn R. Gale 6% 74% Double to LF
b4 1-0 0 -2- BOS J. Rice R. Gale 2% 76% Walk
b4 1-0 0 12- O BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Gale -0% 76% Groundout: P-1B; Lynn to 3B; Rice to 2B
b4 1-0 1 -23 RR BOS G. Scott R. Gale 10% 86% Single to RF; Lynn Scores; Rice Scores; Scott to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b4 3-0 1 -2- O BOS J. Brohamer R. Gale -2% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B; Scott to 3B
b4 3-0 2 --3 O BOS D. Evans R. Gale -2% 83% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 7-8-9
t5 0-3 0 --- KCR C. Hurdle M. Torrez -6% 77% Double to RF
t5 0-3 0 -2- O KCR P. LaCock M. Torrez 4% 81% Flyball: LF
t5 0-3 1 -2- O KCR F. Patek M. Torrez 3% 84% Groundout: SS-1B; Hurdle to 3B
t5 0-3 2 --3 O KCR F. White M. Torrez 3% 88% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 9-1-2
b5 3-0 0 --- O BOS G. Allenson R. Gale -1% 87% Flyball: CF
b5 3-0 1 --- O BOS J. Remy R. Gale -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 3-0 2 --- BOS R. Burleson R. Gale 1% 86% Single to LF
b5 3-0 2 1-- BOS F. Lynn R. Gale 1% 87% Single to LF; Burleson to 2B
b5 3-0 2 12- R BOS J. Rice R. Gale 5% 93% Double to LF; Burleson Scores; Lynn to 3B
b5 4-0 2 -23 BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Gale 0% 93% Intentional Walk
b5 4-0 2 123 RR BOS G. Scott R. Gale 4% 97% Single to LF; Lynn Scores; Rice Scores; Yastrzemski to 3B
b5 6-0 2 1-3 O BOS J. Brohamer R. Gale -1% 97% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 2-3-4
t6 0-6 0 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Torrez 1% 98% Foul Popfly: 3B
t6 0-6 1 --- KCR A. Otis M. Torrez -1% 97% Single to CF
t6 0-6 1 1-- O KCR D. Porter M. Torrez 1% 98% Flyball: CF
t6 0-6 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae M. Torrez 1% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 8-9-1
b6 6-0 0 --- O BOS D. Evans R. Gale -0% 98% Flyball: RF
b6 6-0 1 --- O BOS G. Allenson R. Gale -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 6-0 2 --- O BOS J. Remy R. Gale -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 6-7-8
t7 0-6 0 --- KCR A. Cowens M. Torrez -1% 97% Single to CF
t7 0-6 0 1-- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Torrez 1% 98% Strikeout Looking
t7 0-6 1 1-- OO KCR P. LaCock M. Torrez 1% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 2-3-4
b7 6-0 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson R. Gale -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 6-0 1 --- O BOS F. Lynn R. Gale -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b7 6-0 2 --- O BOS J. Rice R. Gale -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 9-1-2
Tom Poquette pinch hits for Freddie Patek (SS) batting 9th
t8 0-6 0 --- O KCR T. Poquette M. Torrez 0% 99% Popfly: 2B
t8 0-6 1 --- O KCR F. White M. Torrez 0% 100% Strikeout
t8 0-6 2 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Torrez 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Al Hrabosky facing 5-6-7
Al Hrabosky replaces Rich Gale pitching
U.L. Washington replaces Tom Poquette (PH) playing SS batting 9th
b8 6-0 0 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski A. Hrabosky -0% 100% Flyball: RF
b8 6-0 1 --- O BOS G. Scott A. Hrabosky -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b8 6-0 2 --- BOS J. Brohamer A. Hrabosky 0% 100% Walk
b8 6-0 2 1-- O BOS D. Evans A. Hrabosky -0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 3-4-5
t9 0-6 0 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Torrez 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 0-6 1 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Torrez 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 0-6 2 --- O KCR H. McRae M. Torrez 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 6.

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