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@BOS
8
5
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@DET
1
14
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@NYY
4
8
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@TEX
7
5
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@CHC
1
6
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@CIN
9
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3
1
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4
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@SFG
6
4
Monday, August 20, 1984,
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 20,251, Time of Game: 2:39
Royals
8
61-63
 Won 1 
2nd, 4½ GB
at Red Sox
5
64-61
 Lost 1 
5th, 17½ GB
W: Mark Gubicza (9-9)
L: Mike Brown (1-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          2  3  0   1  1  1   0  0  0    8 11  1
Red Sox         0  0  0   2  0  3   0  0  0    5  9  2

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 5 2 3 1 0 0 .299 .731 0.081 0.61 0.088 -0.006 1.1 3 0 SB
Pat Sheridan RF 2 2 1 2 2 0 .298 .758 0.135 0.64 0.139 -0.004 1.9 4 0 2B,SF
George Brett 3B 2 0 1 3 0 0 .286 .807 0.155 1.63 0.168 -0.013 2.3 0 1
   Greg Pryor PR-3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .647 -0.022 0.20 0.000 -0.022 -1.5 1 1
Jorge Orta DH 4 1 2 1 0 0 .298 .790 0.072 0.55 0.090 -0.018 1.1 3B
Darryl Motley LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .293 .767 -0.024 0.41 0.010 -0.034 -0.3 1 0
Steve Balboni 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .237 .808 -0.049 0.35 0.000 -0.049 -1.3 7 1 GDP
   John Wathan 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .579 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 3 0
Frank White 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 .265 .743 0.014 0.30 0.027 -0.013 -0.1 2 4
Don Slaught C 4 2 2 0 0 0 .281 .723 -0.016 0.42 0.016 -0.031 0.2 4 0
Buddy Biancalana SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 .210 .528 -0.021 0.42 0.009 -0.030 -0.0 0 4
Mark Gubicza P 1 0
   Joe Beckwith P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 35 8 11 7 3 5 .314 .759 0.325 0.52 0.547 -0.220 3.3 * 11
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: P Sheridan (19, off M Brown).
3B: J Orta (6, off M Brown).
SF: P Sheridan (3, off S Crawford).
TB: J Orta 4; W Wilson 3; P Sheridan 2; D Slaught 2; F White; B Biancalana; G Brett.
GIDP: S Balboni (9).
RBI: G Brett 3 (57); P Sheridan 2 (42); W Wilson (35); J Orta (39).
2-out RBI: G Brett 3.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Brett-F White-S Balboni.
E: G Pryor (7).
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (33, 2nd base off M Brown/R Gedman).
Pickoffs: P Sheridan (1st base by S Crawford).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Wade Boggs 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 .304 .800 -0.110 0.83 0.000 -0.110 -1.3 1 2
Dwight Evans RF 4 0 0 0 1 0 .294 .908 -0.016 0.55 0.034 -0.049 -0.2 2 0
Jim Rice LF 5 0 1 0 0 0 .274 .777 -0.092 0.73 0.016 -0.108 -0.9 1 0 GDP
Mike Easler DH 5 1 1 1 0 2 .313 .890 -0.021 0.52 0.035 -0.056 0.2 HR
Bill Buckner 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 .271 .738 0.012 0.44 0.039 -0.027 0.0 10 0 2B
Rich Gedman C 4 2 2 1 0 0 .271 .804 0.010 0.64 0.061 -0.051 0.8 5 0 HR
Rick Miller CF 2 1 0 0 2 1 .257 .668 -0.001 0.67 0.040 -0.041 0.4 1 0
Marty Barrett 2B 3 1 1 3 1 0 .309 .749 0.056 0.76 0.101 -0.044 1.5 4 3 HR
Jackie Gutierrez SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 .258 .599 -0.011 0.65 0.032 -0.043 -0.1 2 6
Mike Brown P 0 0
   Steve Crawford P 0 1
Team Totals 36 5 9 5 4 4 .250 .853 -0.173 0.65 0.358 -0.529 0.3 * 12
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: B Buckner (19, off J Beckwith).
HR: M Barrett (3, off M Gubicza; 6th inn, 2 on, 0 outs); R Gedman (19, off M Gubicza; 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out); M Easler (21, off M Gubicza; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: R Gedman 5; M Barrett 4; M Easler 4; B Buckner 3; J Gutierrez 2; J Rice.
GIDP: J Rice (31).
RBI: M Barrett 3 (25); R Gedman (52); M Easler (71).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Gutierrez-M Barrett-B Buckner; W Boggs-M Barrett.
E: M Barrett (7); R Miller (1).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mark Gubicza, W (9-9) 5 7 5 5 4 2 3 3.73 26 31 -0.036 0.61 -2.4
Joe Beckwith, H (3) 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.79 7 0 0 0.114 0.78 1.0
Dan Quisenberry, S (33) 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.78 7 0 0 0.097 0.64 1.0
Team Totals 9 9 5 5 4 4 3 5.00 40 31 0 0 0.175 0.65 -0.3
M Gubicza faced 3 batters in the 6th inning.

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Brown, L (1-6) 5 11 8 7 2 3 0 6.39 27 16 -0.372 0.65 -5.4
Steve Crawford 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.85 12 2 1 0.046 0.22 2.1
Team Totals 9 11 8 7 3 5 0 7.00 39 16 2 1 -0.326 0.52 -3.3
M Brown faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: S Crawford (1; P Sheridan, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dale Ford, 1B - Larry Barnett, 2B - Rocky Roe, 3B - Ken Kaiser.
Time of Game: 2:39.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Boston Red Sox
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Wade Boggs 3B
2 Pat Sheridan RF 2 Dwight Evans RF
3 George Brett 3B 3 Jim Rice LF
4 Jorge Orta DH 4 Mike Easler DH
5 Darryl Motley LF 5 Bill Buckner 1B
6 Steve Balboni 1B 6 Rich Gedman C
7 Frank White 2B 7 Rick Miller CF
8 Don Slaught C 8 Marty Barrett 2B
9 Buddy Biancalana SS 9 Jackie Gutierrez SS
Mark Gubicza P Mike Brown P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 2-0 2 123 RRR KCR G. Brett M. Brown 17% 88% Single; White Scores; Wilson Scores; Sheridan Scores
t1 0-0 0 1-- R KCR P. Sheridan M. Brown 11% 65% Double; Wilson Scores
b6 2-8 0 12- RRR BOS M. Barrett M. Gubicza -9% 84% Home Run; Gedman Scores; Miller Scores
b1 0-2 1 1-- OO BOS J. Rice M. Gubicza 5% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t1 1-0 1 --3 R KCR J. Orta M. Brown 5% 69% Single; Sheridan 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' Mike Brown facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson M. Brown 4% 54% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- R KCR P. Sheridan M. Brown 11% 65% Double; Wilson Scores
t1 1-0 0 -2- O KCR G. Brett M. Brown -1% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B; Sheridan to 3B
t1 1-0 1 --3 R KCR J. Orta M. Brown 5% 69% Single; Sheridan Scores
t1 2-0 1 1-- O KCR D. Motley M. Brown -2% 66% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t1 2-0 2 1-- O KCR S. Balboni M. Brown -2% 65% Flyball: SS
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O BOS W. Boggs M. Gubicza 2% 67% Strikeout
b1 0-2 1 --- BOS D. Evans M. Gubicza -3% 64% Walk
b1 0-2 1 1-- OO BOS J. Rice M. Gubicza 5% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Mike Brown facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- KCR F. White M. Brown 3% 72% Single
t2 2-0 0 1-- O KCR D. Slaught M. Brown -3% 70% Flyball: 1B
t2 2-0 1 1-- O KCR B. Biancalana M. Brown -2% 68% Flyball: CF
t2 2-0 2 1-- KCR W. Wilson M. Brown 2% 70% Single; White to 3B
t2 2-0 2 1-3 KCR P. Sheridan M. Brown 1% 70% Wilson Steals 2B
t2 2-0 2 -23 KCR P. Sheridan M. Brown 1% 71% Walk
t2 2-0 2 123 RRR KCR G. Brett M. Brown 17% 88% Single; White Scores; Wilson Scores; Sheridan Scores
Greg Pryor pinch runs for George Brett (3B) batting 3rd
t2 5-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Orta M. Brown -1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 4-5-6
Greg Pryor moves from PR to 3B
b2 0-5 0 --- O BOS M. Easler M. Gubicza 2% 89% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 0-5 1 --- BOS B. Buckner M. Gubicza -2% 87% Single
b2 0-5 1 1-- O BOS R. Gedman M. Gubicza 2% 89% Flyball: LF
b2 0-5 2 1-- BOS R. Miller M. Gubicza -1% 88% Walk; Buckner to 2B
b2 0-5 2 12- O BOS M. Barrett M. Gubicza 3% 90% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Red Sox' Mike Brown facing 5-6-7
t3 5-0 0 --- KCR D. Motley M. Brown 1% 92% Walk
t3 5-0 0 1-- OO KCR S. Balboni M. Brown -2% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t3 5-0 2 --- O KCR F. White M. Brown -0% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 9-1-2
b3 0-5 0 --- O BOS J. Gutierrez M. Gubicza 2% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-5 1 --- O BOS W. Boggs M. Gubicza 1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-5 2 --- BOS D. Evans M. Gubicza -1% 91% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b3 0-5 2 1-- O BOS J. Rice M. Gubicza 1% 92% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Red Sox' Mike Brown facing 8-9-1
t4 5-0 0 --- KCR D. Slaught M. Brown 1% 93% Single
t4 5-0 0 1-- O KCR B. Biancalana M. Brown -0% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Slaught to 2B
t4 5-0 1 -2- R KCR W. Wilson M. Brown 2% 95% Single; Slaught Scores
t4 6-0 1 1-- KCR P. Sheridan M. Brown 1% 96% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Wilson to 2B
t4 6-0 1 12- OO KCR G. Pryor M. Brown -2% 94% Double Play: Flyball: 3B-2B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 4-5-6
b4 0-6 0 --- R BOS M. Easler M. Gubicza -4% 91% Home Run
b4 1-6 0 --- O BOS B. Buckner M. Gubicza 1% 92% Flyball: 3B
b4 1-6 1 --- R BOS R. Gedman M. Gubicza -5% 87% Home Run
b4 2-6 1 --- O BOS R. Miller M. Gubicza 1% 89% Strikeout Looking
b4 2-6 2 --- BOS M. Barrett M. Gubicza -1% 88% Walk
b4 2-6 2 1-- BOS J. Gutierrez M. Gubicza -2% 86% Single; Barrett to 2B
b4 2-6 2 12- O BOS W. Boggs M. Gubicza 4% 90% Groundout: 1B-P
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Red Sox' Mike Brown facing 4-5-6
t5 6-2 0 --- R KCR J. Orta M. Brown 4% 94% Triple to CF; Orta Scores/Adv on E8/No RBI/unER
t5 7-2 0 --- O KCR D. Motley M. Brown -1% 93% Strikeout
t5 7-2 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni M. Brown -0% 93% Strikeout
t5 7-2 2 --- O KCR F. White M. Brown -0% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-7, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 2-3-4
b5 2-7 0 --- O BOS D. Evans M. Gubicza 1% 94% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b5 2-7 1 --- BOS J. Rice M. Gubicza -2% 92% Single
b5 2-7 1 1-- O BOS M. Easler M. Gubicza 2% 94% Flyball: 2B
b5 2-7 2 1-- O BOS B. Buckner M. Gubicza 1% 95% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-2, Red Sox' Mike Brown facing 8-9-1
t6 7-2 0 --- KCR D. Slaught M. Brown 1% 96% Single
t6 7-2 0 1-- KCR B. Biancalana M. Brown 1% 97% Single; Slaught to 2B
Steve Crawford replaces Mike Brown pitching
t6 7-2 0 12- O KCR W. Wilson S. Crawford -0% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Slaught to 3B; Wilson to 1B
t6 7-2 1 1-3 RO KCR P. Sheridan S. Crawford 1% 97% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Slaught Scores
t6 8-2 2 1-- O KCR G. Pryor S. Crawford -0% 97% Flyball: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-8, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 6-7-8
b6 2-8 0 --- BOS R. Gedman M. Gubicza -1% 95% Single
b6 2-8 0 1-- BOS R. Miller M. Gubicza -3% 93% Walk; Gedman to 2B
b6 2-8 0 12- RRR BOS M. Barrett M. Gubicza -9% 84% Home Run; Gedman Scores; Miller Scores
Joe Beckwith replaces Mark Gubicza pitching
b6 5-8 0 --- O BOS J. Gutierrez J. Beckwith 3% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 5-8 1 --- O BOS W. Boggs J. Beckwith 2% 88% Flyball: CF
b6 5-8 2 --- O BOS D. Evans J. Beckwith 1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-5, Red Sox' Steve Crawford facing 4-5-6
t7 8-5 0 --- O KCR J. Orta S. Crawford -1% 88% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t7 8-5 1 --- O KCR D. Motley S. Crawford -1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 8-5 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni S. Crawford -1% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 5-8, Royals' Joe Beckwith facing 3-4-5
b7 5-8 0 --- O BOS J. Rice J. Beckwith 3% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 5-8 1 --- O BOS M. Easler J. Beckwith 2% 92% Strikeout
b7 5-8 2 --- BOS B. Buckner J. Beckwith -2% 90% Double
b7 5-8 2 -2- O BOS R. Gedman J. Beckwith 3% 93% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-5, Red Sox' Steve Crawford facing 7-8-9
t8 8-5 0 --- O KCR F. White S. Crawford -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 8-5 1 --- O KCR D. Slaught S. Crawford -1% 92% Flyball: RF
t8 8-5 2 --- O KCR B. Biancalana S. Crawford -0% 91% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 5-8, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 7-8-9
Dan Quisenberry replaces Joe Beckwith pitching
John Wathan replaces Steve Balboni playing 1B batting 6th
b8 5-8 0 --- O BOS R. Miller D. Quisenberry 3% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 5-8 1 --- O BOS M. Barrett D. Quisenberry 2% 96% Flyball: CF
b8 5-8 2 --- BOS J. Gutierrez D. Quisenberry -1% 94% Single
b8 5-8 2 1-- O BOS W. Boggs D. Quisenberry 2% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-5, Red Sox' Steve Crawford facing 1-2-3
t9 8-5 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson S. Crawford -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 8-5 1 --- KCR P. Sheridan S. Crawford 0% 97% Walk
t9 8-5 1 1-- O KCR G. Pryor S. Crawford -0% 96% Strikeout
t9 8-5 2 1-- O KCR J. Orta S. Crawford -0% 96% Sheridan Picked off 1B (P-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 5-8, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 2-3-4
b9 5-8 0 --- O BOS D. Evans D. Quisenberry 2% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 5-8 1 --- O BOS J. Rice D. Quisenberry 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 5-8 2 --- O BOS M. Easler D. Quisenberry 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Red Sox 5.

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