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KCR
@BOS
0
10
OAK
@CAL
0
3
CHW
@CLE
3
7
TOR
@DET
9
1
SEA
@MIN
2
12
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@MIN
10
2
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@NYY
7
2
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@TEX
0
4
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@ATL
2
5
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@CHC
2
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@CIN
3
2
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@PHI
2
4
LAD
@SDP
2
3
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@STL
4
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Tuesday, July 3, 1979, 7:38PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 34,814, Time of Game: 2:42
Royals
0
42-37
 Lost 4 
4th, 3½ GB
at Red Sox
10
48-29
 Won 1 
2nd, 4½ GB
W: Steve Renko (6-3)
L: Steve Busby (3-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  0
Red Sox         1  1  2   2  0  0   2  2  X   10 14  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .313 .357 .448 .805 -0.039 0.43 0.004 -0.042 -0.6 1 0
George Brett 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .330 .386 .542 .928 0.007 0.34 0.030 -0.022 0.4 0 4 2B
Amos Otis CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .307 .392 .455 .847 -0.044 0.40 0.000 -0.044 -1.1 1 0
Darrell Porter C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .302 .429 .489 .918 -0.051 0.46 0.000 -0.051 -1.1 4 1
Al Cowens RF 3 0 3 0 1 0 4 .329 .374 .468 .843 0.000 0.27 0.018 -0.018 0.6 3 0
George Scott 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .260 .331 .395 .726 -0.046 0.30 0.000 -0.046 -1.7 10 0 GDP
Pete LaCock DH 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .274 .336 .375 .711 -0.027 0.39 0.002 -0.029 0.0
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .285 .325 .441 .766 -0.028 0.36 0.000 -0.028 -0.8 4 2
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .232 .266 .276 .542 -0.017 0.22 0.000 -0.017 -0.6 1 4
Steve Busby P 0 0
   Eduardo Rodriguez P 0 0
   Steve Mingori P 0 0
Team Totals 30 0 5 0 3 5 33 .167 .242 .200 .442 -0.245 0.35 0.054 -0.297 -5.0 24 11
2B: G Brett (20, off S Renko).
TB: A Cowens 3; G Brett 3.
GIDP: G Scott (16).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Brett-F White-G Scott; F Patek-F White-G Scott.
PB: D Porter (6).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Burleson SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .272 .316 .369 .685 0.002 0.62 0.057 -0.055 0.1 3 2
Jack Brohamer 2B-3B 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .258 .315 .379 .694 -0.018 0.51 0.008 -0.026 -0.8 2 3
Fred Lynn CF 4 2 3 2 1 1 5 .310 .387 .613 1.000 -0.002 0.57 0.035 -0.037 1.8 4 0 HR,2B
Jim Rice LF 4 0 2 3 0 1 5 .321 .389 .577 .966 0.098 0.60 0.116 -0.017 2.5 1 0 HBP
Carlton Fisk DH 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .278 .320 .443 .763 -0.024 0.45 0.018 -0.042 -2.3 GDP
Bob Watson 1B 3 2 2 3 0 0 4 .271 .350 .415 .765 0.088 0.59 0.125 -0.037 2.7 8 0 2·HR,HBP
Butch Hobson 3B 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 .244 .285 .448 .732 0.021 0.39 0.031 -0.010 -0.2 0 0
   Larry Wolfe 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .239 .362 .391 .753 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1 1 2
Dwight Evans RF 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .273 .363 .453 .816 0.077 0.38 0.091 -0.014 1.4 3 1 HR,2B,CS,GDP
Bob Montgomery C 3 2 2 1 0 0 4 .426 .458 .537 .995 0.014 0.37 0.016 -0.002 0.5 5 0 SF
Steve Renko P 0 1
Team Totals 34 10 14 10 4 4 41 .412 .488 .824 1.311 0.256 0.49 0.497 -0.240 5.6 27 9
2B: D Evans (12, off S Busby); F Lynn (24, off E Rodriguez).
HR: B Watson 2 (8, 1 off S Busby, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF, 1 off E Rodriguez, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF); F Lynn (21, off E Rodriguez, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); D Evans (10, off S Mingori, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
SF: B Montgomery (1, off S Busby).
HBP: B Watson (3, by E Rodriguez); J Rice (3, by S Mingori).
TB: B Watson 8; F Lynn 7; D Evans 6; J Rice 2; R Burleson 2; B Montgomery 2; C Fisk.
GIDP: D Evans (8); C Fisk (2).
RBI: J Rice 3 (58); B Watson 3 (29); F Lynn 2 (66); B Montgomery (4); D Evans (29).
2-out RBI: J Rice 2; B Watson.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Burleson-J Brohamer-B Watson.
Outfield Assists: D Evans (A Cowens at 2nd base).
Baserunning
CS: D Evans (4, 2nd base by E Rodriguez/D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Busby, L (3-6) 2.2 5 4 4 4 4 1 3.54 17 32 -0.217 1.01 -2.6
Eduardo Rodriguez 4.1 5 4 4 0 0 2 5.56 17 1 0 -0.039 0.18 -1.5
Steve Mingori 1 4 2 2 0 0 1 4.76 7 0 0 0.000 0.00 -1.4
Team Totals 8 14 10 10 4 4 4 11.25 41 32 1 0 -0.256 0.49 -5.6

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Renko, W (6-3) 9 5 0 0 3 5 0 3.31 33 79 0.244 0.35 5.0
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 3 5 0 0.00 33 79 0.244 0.35 5.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: S Mingori (1; J Rice); E Rodriguez (3; B Watson).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Neudecker, 1B - George Maloney, 2B - Bill Deegan, 3B - Greg Kosc.
Time of Game: 2:42.
Attendance: 34,814.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 82° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Boston Red Sox
1 Willie Wilson LF 1 Rick Burleson SS
2 George Brett 3B 2 Jack Brohamer 2B
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Fred Lynn CF
4 Darrell Porter C 4 Jim Rice LF
5 Al Cowens RF 5 Carlton Fisk DH
6 George Scott 1B 6 Bob Watson 1B
7 Pete LaCock DH 7 Butch Hobson 3B
8 Frank White 2B 8 Dwight Evans RF
9 Freddie Patek SS 9 Bob Montgomery C
Steve Busby P Steve Renko P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 2-0 1 1-- RR BOS B. Watson S. Busby 12% 88% Home Run; Fisk Scores
b2 1-0 0 1-- BOS D. Evans S. Busby 9% 77% Double to LF; Hobson to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 R BOS J. Rice S. Busby 6% 67% Single to RF; Burleson Scores; Lynn to 2B
b4 4-0 2 -23 RR BOS J. Rice E. Rodriguez 5% 96% Single to CF; Montgomery Scores; Lynn Scores
b2 2-0 1 --3 O BOS R. Burleson S. Busby -4% 73% Groundout: SS-1B

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' Steve Renko facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson S. Renko 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett S. Renko 2% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis S. Renko 1% 55% Flyball: CF
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 R. Burleson S. Busby 3% 58% Single to CF
b1 0-0 0 1-- BOS J. Brohamer S. Busby 2% 61% Passed Ball; Burleson to 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- O BOS J. Brohamer S. Busby -2% 59% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Burleson to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 BOS F. Lynn S. Busby 2% 61% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-3 R BOS J. Rice S. Busby 6% 67% Single to RF; Burleson Scores; Lynn to 2B
b1 1-0 1 12- O BOS C. Fisk S. Busby -4% 64% Strikeout Looking
b1 1-0 2 12- O BOS B. Watson S. Busby -4% 60% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Steve Renko facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O KCR D. Porter S. Renko 3% 62% Popfly: SS
t2 0-1 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens S. Renko 2% 64% Single to RF; Cowens out at 2B/RF-SS
t2 0-1 2 --- O KCR G. Scott S. Renko 1% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- BOS B. Hobson S. Busby 3% 68% Walk
b2 1-0 0 1-- BOS D. Evans S. Busby 9% 77% Double to LF; Hobson to 3B
b2 1-0 0 -23 RO BOS B. Montgomery S. Busby 0% 77% Lineout: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Hobson Scores; Evans to 3B
b2 2-0 1 --3 O BOS R. Burleson S. Busby -4% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 2-0 2 --3 BOS J. Brohamer S. Busby 1% 74% Walk
b2 2-0 2 1-3 O BOS F. Lynn S. Busby -4% 70% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Steve Renko facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock S. Renko 3% 73% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-2 1 --- O KCR F. White S. Renko 2% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-2 2 --- O KCR F. Patek S. Renko 1% 76% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 4-5-6
b3 2-0 0 --- O BOS J. Rice S. Busby -2% 74% Strikeout Looking
b3 2-0 1 --- BOS C. Fisk S. Busby 2% 76% Single to LF
b3 2-0 1 1-- RR BOS B. Watson S. Busby 12% 88% Home Run; Fisk Scores
b3 4-0 1 --- O BOS B. Hobson S. Busby -1% 87% Strikeout
b3 4-0 2 --- BOS D. Evans S. Busby 0% 88% Walk
Eduardo Rodriguez replaces Steve Busby pitching
b3 4-0 2 1-- O BOS B. Montgomery E. Rodriguez -1% 87% Evans Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Red Sox' Steve Renko facing 1-2-3
t4 0-4 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson S. Renko 2% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-4 1 --- KCR G. Brett S. Renko -3% 86% Double to RF
t4 0-4 1 -2- O KCR A. Otis S. Renko 3% 88% Flyball: CF
t4 0-4 2 -2- O KCR D. Porter S. Renko 2% 91% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Eduardo Rodriguez facing 9-1-2
b4 4-0 0 --- BOS B. Montgomery E. Rodriguez 1% 92% Single to RF
b4 4-0 0 1-- O BOS R. Burleson E. Rodriguez -1% 91% Lineout: CF
b4 4-0 1 1-- O BOS J. Brohamer E. Rodriguez -1% 90% Popfly: SS
b4 4-0 2 1-- BOS F. Lynn E. Rodriguez 1% 91% Double to RF; Montgomery to 3B
b4 4-0 2 -23 RR BOS J. Rice E. Rodriguez 5% 96% Single to CF; Montgomery Scores; Lynn Scores
b4 6-0 2 1-- O BOS C. Fisk E. Rodriguez -0% 96% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Red Sox' Steve Renko facing 5-6-7
t5 0-6 0 --- KCR A. Cowens S. Renko -2% 94% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
t5 0-6 0 1-- OO KCR G. Scott S. Renko 3% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t5 0-6 2 --- O KCR P. LaCock S. Renko 0% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Eduardo Rodriguez facing 6-7-8
b5 6-0 0 --- BOS B. Watson E. Rodriguez 0% 98% Hit By Pitch
b5 6-0 0 1-- O BOS B. Hobson E. Rodriguez -0% 97% Flyball: LF
b5 6-0 1 1-- OO BOS D. Evans E. Rodriguez -1% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Red Sox' Steve Renko facing 8-9-1
Larry Wolfe replaces Butch Hobson (3B) playing 2B batting 7th
Jack Brohamer moves from 2B to 3B
t6 0-6 0 --- O KCR F. White S. Renko 1% 98% Flyball: CF
t6 0-6 1 --- O KCR F. Patek S. Renko 0% 98% Flyball: LF
t6 0-6 2 --- KCR W. Wilson S. Renko -0% 98% Walk
t6 0-6 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett S. Renko 1% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Eduardo Rodriguez facing 9-1-2
b6 6-0 0 --- O BOS B. Montgomery E. Rodriguez -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 6-0 1 --- O BOS R. Burleson E. Rodriguez -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 6-0 2 --- O BOS J. Brohamer E. Rodriguez -0% 98% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Red Sox' Steve Renko facing 3-4-5
t7 0-6 0 --- O KCR A. Otis S. Renko 1% 99% Flyball: CF
t7 0-6 1 --- O KCR D. Porter S. Renko 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 0-6 2 --- KCR A. Cowens S. Renko -0% 99% Single to LF
t7 0-6 2 1-- O KCR G. Scott S. Renko 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Eduardo Rodriguez facing 3-4-5
b7 6-0 0 --- R BOS F. Lynn E. Rodriguez 0% 100% Home Run
b7 7-0 0 --- O BOS J. Rice E. Rodriguez -0% 100% Popfly: 1B
b7 7-0 1 --- O BOS C. Fisk E. Rodriguez -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 7-0 2 --- R BOS B. Watson E. Rodriguez 0% 100% Home Run
b7 8-0 2 --- O BOS L. Wolfe E. Rodriguez -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 8.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-8, Red Sox' Steve Renko facing 7-8-9
t8 0-8 0 --- KCR P. LaCock S. Renko -0% 100% Walk
t8 0-8 0 1-- O KCR F. White S. Renko 0% 100% Strikeout
t8 0-8 1 1-- O KCR F. Patek S. Renko 0% 100% Lineout: 2B
t8 0-8 2 1-- O KCR W. Wilson S. Renko 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 8-0, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 8-9-1
Steve Mingori replaces Eduardo Rodriguez pitching
b8 8-0 0 --- R BOS D. Evans S. Mingori 0% 100% Home Run
b8 9-0 0 --- BOS B. Montgomery S. Mingori 0% 100% Single to CF
b8 9-0 0 1-- BOS R. Burleson S. Mingori 0% 100% Single to RF; Montgomery to 2B
b8 9-0 0 12- O BOS J. Brohamer S. Mingori 0% 100% Lineout: RF; Montgomery to 3B
b8 9-0 1 1-3 R BOS F. Lynn S. Mingori 0% 100% Single to CF; Montgomery Scores; Burleson to 2B
b8 10-0 1 12- BOS J. Rice S. Mingori 0% 100% Hit By Pitch; Burleson to 3B; Lynn to 2B
b8 10-0 1 123 OO BOS C. Fisk S. Mingori -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 10.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-10, Red Sox' Steve Renko facing 2-3-4
t9 0-10 0 --- KCR G. Brett S. Renko -0% 100% Single to CF
t9 0-10 0 1-- O KCR A. Otis S. Renko 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 0-10 1 1-- O KCR D. Porter S. Renko 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 0-10 2 1-- KCR A. Cowens S. Renko 0% 100% Walk; Brett to 2B
t9 0-10 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O KCR G. Scott S. Renko 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 10.

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