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SEA
@BAL
0
4
KCR
@BOS
6
2
OAK
@DET
4
11
MIN
@MIL
5
2
MIN
@MIL
4
3
CAL
@NYY
2
1
CHW
@TEX
1
3
CLE
@TOR
13
3
HOU
@CHC
8
3
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@CIN
6
3
MON
@LAD
5
3
 
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ATL
@PIT
2
7
NYM
@SDP
5
2
PHI
@SFG
5
7
Wednesday, August 22, 1984,
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 23,287, Time of Game: 2:45
Royals
6
62-64
 Won 1 
2nd, 5½ GB
at Red Sox
2
65-62
 Lost 1 
5th, 18½ GB
W: Joe Beckwith (7-3)
L: Bruce Hurst (11-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          3  2  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    6 12  3
Red Sox         2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  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 CF 5 3 4 0 0 0 5 .305 .360 .384 .745 0.114 0.44 0.114 0.000 1.3 5 0 2·2B
Lynn Jones RF 5 1 3 3 0 1 5 .333 .352 .392 .744 0.240 0.79 0.268 -0.028 2.2 1 0 2B,CS
Frank White 2B 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .264 .305 .431 .736 0.009 0.57 0.055 -0.046 0.2 0 2
Hal McRae DH 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .297 .355 .376 .732 -0.065 0.74 0.011 -0.076 -1.2 GDP
Darryl Motley LF 3 1 1 2 1 1 4 .290 .325 .443 .768 0.145 0.53 0.155 -0.010 1.7 2 0 HR,IW
Steve Balboni 1B 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 .232 .314 .478 .792 -0.050 0.44 0.000 -0.050 -1.4 6 0
   John Wathan 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .294 .286 .579 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 3 0
Don Slaught C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .275 .310 .397 .707 -0.059 0.58 0.000 -0.059 -1.4 7 0
Bucky Dent 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .333 .500 .333 .833 0.021 0.30 0.030 -0.009 0.0 2 1
Buddy Biancalana SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .216 .225 .318 .543 -0.041 0.47 0.005 -0.046 -0.1 1 4 2B
Frank Wills P 0 0
   Joe Beckwith P 0 1
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 37 6 12 6 2 10 39 .324 .359 .514 .872 0.314 0.55 0.638 -0.324 1.3 27 8
2B: W Wilson 2 (13, 2 off B Hurst); L Jones (3, off B Hurst); B Biancalana (4, off J Johnson).
HR: D Motley (12, off B Hurst, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
IBB: D Motley (1, by J Johnson).
TB: W Wilson 6; L Jones 4; D Motley 4; F White 2; B Biancalana 2; B Dent.
GIDP: H McRae (8).
RBI: L Jones 3 (6); D Motley 2 (51); H McRae (37).
2-out RBI: D Motley 2; L Jones 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
E: F Wills (1); W Wilson (2); F White (9).
Baserunning
CS: L Jones (2, 2nd base by B Hurst/R Gedman).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Wade Boggs 3B 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .302 .391 .404 .794 -0.071 0.69 0.012 -0.083 -1.0 1 1
Dwight Evans RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .296 .386 .526 .913 0.000 0.72 0.044 -0.043 -0.0 2 0
Jim Rice LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .277 .319 .467 .786 0.087 0.96 0.134 -0.047 1.0 0 0
Tony Armas CF 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .271 .305 .534 .839 -0.092 1.08 0.000 -0.092 -1.0 2 0 SF
Mike Easler DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .310 .373 .508 .880 -0.001 0.79 0.038 -0.039 -0.1
Bill Buckner 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .267 .323 .404 .727 0.031 0.99 0.089 -0.057 0.2 9 1
Rich Gedman C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .268 .302 .493 .795 -0.099 0.93 0.000 -0.099 -1.2 10 0
Marty Barrett 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .309 .372 .382 .754 -0.048 0.64 0.012 -0.060 -0.4 2 4
Jackie Gutierrez SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .263 .284 .322 .606 0.020 0.71 0.042 -0.022 0.1 1 4
   Rick Miller PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .252 .355 .301 .656 -0.014 0.52 0.000 -0.014 -0.3
Bruce Hurst P 0 1
   John Henry Johnson P 0 0
Team Totals 34 2 7 2 2 6 37 .206 .243 .206 .449 -0.187 0.82 0.371 -0.556 -2.7 27 11
SF: T Armas (5, off F Wills).
TB: J Rice 2; M Barrett; D Evans; M Easler; J Gutierrez; B Buckner.
RBI: B Buckner (50); T Armas (93).
2-out RBI: B Buckner.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Boggs-M Barrett-B Buckner.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: J Gutierrez (1st base by F Wills).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Frank Wills 4 5 2 2 2 1 0 5.24 20 43 0.021 1.04 0.1
Joe Beckwith, W (7-3) 3 1 0 0 0 5 0 3.65 10 0 0 0.115 0.68 1.6
Dan Quisenberry 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.73 7 0 0 0.049 0.37 1.0
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 2 6 0 2.00 37 43 0 0 0.185 0.82 2.7

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bruce Hurst, L (11-8) 4 9 6 6 1 3 1 3.55 20 22 -0.360 0.76 -3.9
John Henry Johnson 5 3 0 0 1 7 0 3.86 19 2 1 0.046 0.33 2.6
Team Totals 9 12 6 6 2 10 1 6.00 39 22 2 1 -0.314 0.55 -1.3
B Hurst faced 2 batters in the 5th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: F Wills (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Johnson (1; D Motley).
Pickoffs: F Wills (0; J Gutierrez, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rocky Roe, 1B - Ken Kaiser, 2B - Dale Ford, 3B - Larry Barnett.
Time of Game: 2:45.
Attendance: 23,287.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Boston Red Sox
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Wade Boggs 3B
2 Lynn Jones RF 2 Dwight Evans RF
3 Frank White 2B 3 Jim Rice LF
4 Hal McRae DH 4 Tony Armas CF
5 Darryl Motley LF 5 Mike Easler DH
6 Steve Balboni 1B 6 Bill Buckner 1B
7 Don Slaught C 7 Rich Gedman C
8 Bucky Dent 3B 8 Marty Barrett 2B
9 Buddy Biancalana SS 9 Jackie Gutierrez SS
Frank Wills P Bruce Hurst P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 1-0 2 --3 RR KCR D. Motley B. Hurst 15% 74% Home Run; Jones Scores
t2 3-2 2 -23 RR KCR L. Jones B. Hurst 15% 76% Single; Dent Scores; Wilson Scores
t1 0-0 0 -2- R KCR L. Jones B. Hurst 9% 65% Double; Wilson Scores
b1 1-3 2 1-3 R BOS B. Buckner F. Wills -9% 56% Single; Rice Scores; Easler to 2B
b1 0-3 1 1-- BOS J. Rice F. Wills -8% 65% Single; Evans to 3B; Rice to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B

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' Bruce Hurst facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson B. Hurst 6% 56% Double
t1 0-0 0 -2- R KCR L. Jones B. Hurst 9% 65% Double; Wilson Scores
t1 1-0 0 -2- O KCR F. White B. Hurst -4% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 1-0 1 -2- O KCR H. McRae B. Hurst -3% 58% Groundout: SS-1B; Jones to 3B
t1 1-0 2 --3 RR KCR D. Motley B. Hurst 15% 74% Home Run; Jones Scores
t1 3-0 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni B. Hurst -1% 73% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Frank Wills facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- O BOS W. Boggs F. Wills 2% 75% Flyball: CF
b1 0-3 1 --- BOS D. Evans F. Wills -2% 73% Single
b1 0-3 1 1-- BOS J. Rice F. Wills -8% 65% Single; Evans to 3B; Rice to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
b1 0-3 1 -23 RO BOS T. Armas F. Wills 1% 67% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Evans Scores
b1 1-3 2 -2- BOS M. Easler F. Wills -2% 65% Walk, Wild Pitch; Rice to 3B
b1 1-3 2 1-3 R BOS B. Buckner F. Wills -9% 56% Single; Rice Scores; Easler to 2B
b1 2-3 2 12- O BOS R. Gedman F. Wills 4% 60% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 7-8-9
t2 3-2 0 --- O KCR D. Slaught B. Hurst -2% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 3-2 1 --- KCR B. Dent B. Hurst 2% 60% Single
t2 3-2 1 1-- O KCR B. Biancalana B. Hurst -3% 58% Flyball: CF
t2 3-2 2 1-- KCR W. Wilson B. Hurst 3% 61% Double; Dent to 3B
t2 3-2 2 -23 RR KCR L. Jones B. Hurst 15% 76% Single; Dent Scores; Wilson Scores
t2 5-2 2 1-- O KCR F. White B. Hurst -1% 75% Jones Caught Stealing 2B (P-1B-SS)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Frank Wills facing 8-9-1
b2 2-5 0 --- O BOS M. Barrett F. Wills 2% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 2-5 1 --- O BOS J. Gutierrez F. Wills 2% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 2-5 2 --- BOS W. Boggs F. Wills -1% 77% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Boggs to 1B
b2 2-5 2 1-- BOS D. Evans F. Wills -2% 75% Walk; Boggs to 2B
b2 2-5 2 12- O BOS J. Rice F. Wills 4% 79% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 3-4-5
t3 5-2 0 --- KCR F. White B. Hurst 2% 81% Single
t3 5-2 0 1-- OO KCR H. McRae B. Hurst -4% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t3 5-2 2 --- O KCR D. Motley B. Hurst -1% 76% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Frank Wills facing 4-5-6
b3 2-5 0 --- O BOS T. Armas F. Wills 2% 79% Foul Flyball: C
b3 2-5 1 --- BOS M. Easler F. Wills -3% 76% Single
b3 2-5 1 1-- O BOS B. Buckner F. Wills 3% 79% Flyball: 3B
b3 2-5 2 1-- O BOS R. Gedman F. Wills 2% 81% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 6-7-8
t4 5-2 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni B. Hurst -1% 80% Strikeout
t4 5-2 1 --- O KCR D. Slaught B. Hurst -1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 5-2 2 --- KCR B. Dent B. Hurst 1% 80% Walk
t4 5-2 2 1-- O KCR B. Biancalana B. Hurst -1% 78% Foul Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Frank Wills facing 8-9-1
b4 2-5 0 --- O BOS M. Barrett F. Wills 3% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 2-5 1 --- BOS J. Gutierrez F. Wills -3% 78% Single
b4 2-5 1 1-- BOS W. Boggs F. Wills -1% 77% Gutierrez Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Gutierrez to 2B
b4 2-5 1 -2- O BOS W. Boggs F. Wills 4% 80% Strikeout
b4 2-5 2 -2- O BOS D. Evans F. Wills 3% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 1-2-3
t5 5-2 0 --- KCR W. Wilson B. Hurst 2% 85% Single
t5 5-2 0 1-- KCR L. Jones B. Hurst 3% 88% Single; Wilson to 2B
John Henry Johnson replaces Bruce Hurst pitching
t5 5-2 0 12- KCR F. White J. Johnson 3% 92% Single; Wilson to 3B; Jones to 2B
t5 5-2 0 123 RO KCR H. McRae J. Johnson 1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B; Wilson Scores; Jones to 3B; White to 2B
t5 6-2 1 -23 KCR D. Motley J. Johnson 0% 93% Intentional Walk
t5 6-2 1 123 O KCR S. Balboni J. Johnson -3% 90% Strikeout
t5 6-2 2 123 O KCR D. Slaught J. Johnson -3% 88% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Joe Beckwith facing 3-4-5
Joe Beckwith replaces Frank Wills pitching
b5 2-6 0 --- BOS J. Rice J. Beckwith -5% 83% Single; Rice to 2B/Adv on E8
b5 2-6 0 -2- O BOS T. Armas J. Beckwith 4% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-6 1 -2- O BOS M. Easler J. Beckwith 3% 89% Strikeout
b5 2-6 2 -2- O BOS B. Buckner J. Beckwith 2% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Red Sox' John Henry Johnson facing 8-9-1
t6 6-2 0 --- O KCR B. Dent J. Johnson -1% 91% Flyball: 2B
t6 6-2 1 --- O KCR B. Biancalana J. Johnson -1% 90% Strikeout
t6 6-2 2 --- KCR W. Wilson J. Johnson 0% 91% Single
t6 6-2 2 1-- O KCR L. Jones J. Johnson -1% 90% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Joe Beckwith facing 7-8-9
b6 2-6 0 --- O BOS R. Gedman J. Beckwith 2% 92% Strikeout
b6 2-6 1 --- O BOS M. Barrett J. Beckwith 1% 93% Groundout: P-1B
b6 2-6 2 --- O BOS J. Gutierrez J. Beckwith 1% 94% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Red Sox' John Henry Johnson facing 3-4-5
t7 6-2 0 --- O KCR F. White J. Johnson -1% 93% Strikeout
t7 6-2 1 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Johnson -0% 93% Flyball: 3B
t7 6-2 2 --- O KCR D. Motley J. Johnson -0% 93% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Joe Beckwith facing 1-2-3
b7 2-6 0 --- O BOS W. Boggs J. Beckwith 2% 95% Strikeout
b7 2-6 1 --- O BOS D. Evans J. Beckwith 1% 96% Strikeout
b7 2-6 2 --- O BOS J. Rice J. Beckwith 1% 96% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Red Sox' John Henry Johnson facing 6-7-8
t8 6-2 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni J. Johnson -0% 96% Strikeout
t8 6-2 1 --- O KCR D. Slaught J. Johnson -0% 96% Flyball: RF
t8 6-2 2 --- O KCR B. Dent J. Johnson -0% 95% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 4-5-6
Dan Quisenberry replaces Joe Beckwith pitching
John Wathan replaces Steve Balboni playing 1B batting 6th
b8 2-6 0 --- O BOS T. Armas D. Quisenberry 2% 97% Flyball: LF
b8 2-6 1 --- O BOS M. Easler D. Quisenberry 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 2-6 2 --- O BOS B. Buckner D. Quisenberry 0% 98% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Red Sox' John Henry Johnson facing 9-1-2
t9 6-2 0 --- KCR B. Biancalana J. Johnson 0% 99% Double
t9 6-2 0 -2- O KCR W. Wilson J. Johnson -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B; Biancalana to 3B
t9 6-2 1 --3 O KCR L. Jones J. Johnson -1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 6-2 2 --3 O KCR F. White J. Johnson -0% 98% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 7-8-9
b9 2-6 0 --- O BOS R. Gedman D. Quisenberry 1% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b9 2-6 1 --- BOS M. Barrett D. Quisenberry -1% 98% Single
Rick Miller pinch hits for Jackie Gutierrez (SS) batting 9th
b9 2-6 1 1-- O BOS R. Miller D. Quisenberry 1% 99% Flyball: SS
b9 2-6 2 1-- O BOS W. Boggs D. Quisenberry 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Red Sox 2.

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