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Standings
CLE
@BAL
7
8
KCR
@BOS
5
2
NYY
@CHW
3
4
DET
@MIL
5
0
OAK
@MIN
1
10
CAL
@SEA
2
1
TOR
@TEX
6
3
ATL
@HOU
1
2
SDP
@LAD
1
0
STL
@MON
3
5
PIT
@NYM
4
5
 
(18)
CHC
@PHI
2
3
CIN
@SFG
1
2
 
(11)
Sunday, April 28, 1985,
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 23,822, Time of Game: 2:43
Royals
5
9-8
 Won 2 
3rd, 2 GB
at Red Sox
2
9-9
 Lost 2 
4th, 2½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  1  0   0  2  1   0  0  0    5 11  1
Red Sox         0  0  1   0  0  0   1  0  0    2 12  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 1 3 0 0 2 5 .324 .383 .459 .842 0.000 0.62 0.049 -0.049 0.5 2 0
Pat Sheridan RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .231 .296 .292 .588 0.108 0.79 0.150 -0.042 0.7 1 0 3B
   Lynn Jones PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.005 0.19 0.000 -0.005 -0.3 0 0
George Brett 3B 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .262 .423 .426 .849 0.041 0.43 0.058 -0.018 0.7 1 1 2B
Jorge Orta DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .277 .288 .431 .719 0.035 0.67 0.096 -0.061 -0.4 2B,GDP
Steve Balboni 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .257 .257 .471 .729 -0.071 0.65 0.000 -0.071 -1.1 10 0
Darryl Motley LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .190 .250 .333 .583 -0.058 0.56 0.000 -0.058 -0.9 3 1
Frank White 2B 4 2 3 2 0 1 4 .222 .255 .511 .766 0.175 0.40 0.180 -0.005 2.1 4 5 2·HR,2B
Jim Sundberg C 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .204 .271 .296 .567 0.032 0.60 0.042 -0.010 0.3 5 0
Buddy Biancalana SS 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .120 .185 .240 .425 -0.080 0.74 0.000 -0.080 -1.2 1 2
Charlie Leibrandt P 0 2
   Joe Beckwith P 0 1
Team Totals 37 5 11 5 2 12 39 .297 .333 .595 .928 0.177 0.59 0.575 -0.399 0.2 27 12
2B: G Brett (4, off O Boyd); J Orta (7, off O Boyd); F White (4, off O Boyd).
3B: P Sheridan (1, off O Boyd).
HR: F White 2 (3, 2 off O Boyd, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF; 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: F White 10; G Brett 4; P Sheridan 3; W Wilson 3; J Orta 2.
GIDP: J Orta (2).
RBI: F White 2 (5); P Sheridan (4); G Brett (10); J Orta (7).
2-out RBI: J Orta.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Brett-F White-S Balboni.
E: B Biancalana (1).
Outfield Assists: D Motley (J Rice at home plate).

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 2 2 1 0 0 5 .306 .409 .375 .784 0.001 0.90 0.084 -0.083 0.6 1 2 HR
Dwight Evans RF 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .239 .409 .388 .797 0.006 0.81 0.067 -0.062 -0.1 1 0
Jim Rice LF 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .301 .393 .493 .886 0.068 1.06 0.078 -0.010 0.6 0 0
Tony Armas DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .270 .286 .554 .840 0.072 1.39 0.111 -0.039 0.5
Bill Buckner 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .296 .338 .437 .774 -0.186 1.78 0.000 -0.186 -1.6 4 1
Reid Nichols CF 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .500 .500 .667 1.167 0.076 0.88 0.101 -0.025 0.6 2 0 2B
   Steve Lyons PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 -0.060 2.81 0.000 -0.060 -0.4 1 0
Glenn Hoffman 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .286 .286 .429 .714 -0.127 1.32 0.027 -0.154 -1.3 1 0 GDP
Marc Sullivan C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .091 .091 .091 .182 -0.088 1.21 0.000 -0.088 -0.8 13 0
   Rick Miller PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .750 1.250 -0.025 0.97 0.000 -0.025 -0.2
Jackie Gutierrez SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .212 .255 .288 .543 -0.090 1.05 0.000 -0.090 -0.8 3 1
   Rich Gedman PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .361 .456 .817 0.029 0.54 0.029 0.000 0.3
Oil Can Boyd P 1 1
   Bob Ojeda P 0 0
Team Totals 38 2 12 2 0 4 38 .316 .316 .421 .737 -0.324 1.17 0.497 -0.822 -2.8 27 5
2B: R Nichols (1, off C Leibrandt).
HR: W Boggs (1, off C Leibrandt, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: W Boggs 5; R Nichols 3; J Rice 3; R Gedman; D Evans; G Hoffman; T Armas; B Buckner.
GIDP: G Hoffman (1).
RBI: T Armas (17); W Boggs (8).
2-out RBI: W Boggs.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Gutierrez-B Buckner.
PB: M Sullivan (1).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Charlie Leibrandt, W (3-0) 7.1 11 2 2 0 3 1 1.69 32 51 0.163 1.14 1.3
Joe Beckwith, S (1) 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.66 6 2 0 0.160 1.35 1.5
Team Totals 9 12 2 2 0 4 1 2.00 38 51 2 0 0.323 1.17 2.8

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Oil Can Boyd, L (2-1) 8.1 11 5 5 2 12 2 3.58 37 51 -0.186 0.61 -0.8
Bob Ojeda 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.86 2 1 0 0.009 0.18 0.6
Team Totals 9 11 5 5 2 12 2 5.00 39 51 1 0 -0.177 0.59 -0.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Nick Bremigan, 1B - Ted Hendry, 2B - Dan Morrison, 3B - Jim Evans.
Time of Game: 2:43.
Attendance: 23,822.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 2-1 0 1-- R KCR P. Sheridan O. Boyd 15% 82% Triple; Wilson Scores
t2 1-0 1 --- R KCR F. White O. Boyd 10% 68% Home Run
t1 0-0 2 -2- R KCR J. Orta O. Boyd 10% 58% Double; Brett Scores
b8 2-5 0 1-- BOS T. Armas C. Leibrandt -9% 77% Single; Rice to 2B
b8 2-5 0 12- O BOS B. Buckner C. Leibrandt 8% 85% Single; Rice out at Hm/LF-C; Armas to 2B

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' Oil Can Boyd facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson O. Boyd -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR P. Sheridan O. Boyd -2% 46% Flyball: SS
t1 0-0 2 --- KCR G. Brett O. Boyd 2% 48% Double
t1 0-0 2 -2- R KCR J. Orta O. Boyd 10% 58% Double; Brett Scores
t1 1-0 2 -2- O KCR S. Balboni O. Boyd -3% 55% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O BOS W. Boggs C. Leibrandt 2% 57% Flyball: LF
b1 0-1 1 --- O BOS D. Evans C. Leibrandt 2% 59% Strikeout
b1 0-1 2 --- BOS J. Rice C. Leibrandt -1% 58% Single
b1 0-1 2 1-- BOS T. Armas C. Leibrandt -2% 56% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Rice to 2B; Armas to 1B
b1 0-1 2 12- O BOS B. Buckner C. Leibrandt 4% 60% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Oil Can Boyd facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O KCR D. Motley O. Boyd -2% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- R KCR F. White O. Boyd 10% 68% Home Run
t2 2-0 1 --- KCR J. Sundberg O. Boyd 2% 70% Walk
t2 2-0 1 1-- KCR B. Biancalana O. Boyd 1% 71% Passed Ball; Sundberg to 2B
t2 2-0 1 -2- O KCR B. Biancalana O. Boyd -3% 68% Strikeout
t2 2-0 2 -2- O KCR W. Wilson O. Boyd -3% 65% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 6-7-8
b2 0-2 0 --- O BOS R. Nichols C. Leibrandt 3% 68% Flyball: CF
b2 0-2 1 --- BOS G. Hoffman C. Leibrandt -3% 65% Single
b2 0-2 1 1-- O BOS M. Sullivan C. Leibrandt 2% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B; Hoffman to 2B
b2 0-2 2 -2- O BOS J. Gutierrez C. Leibrandt 3% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Oil Can Boyd facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- O KCR P. Sheridan O. Boyd -2% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett O. Boyd -1% 68% Groundout: P-1B
t3 2-0 2 --- O KCR J. Orta O. Boyd -1% 67% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
b3 0-2 0 --- BOS W. Boggs C. Leibrandt -4% 62% Single
b3 0-2 0 1-- BOS D. Evans C. Leibrandt -7% 56% Single; Boggs to 2B
b3 0-2 0 12- O BOS J. Rice C. Leibrandt 1% 57% Groundout: P-1B; Boggs to 3B; Evans to 2B
b3 0-2 1 -23 RO BOS T. Armas C. Leibrandt 1% 58% Groundout: SS-1B; Boggs Scores
b3 1-2 2 -2- O BOS B. Buckner C. Leibrandt 4% 62% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Red Sox' Oil Can Boyd facing 5-6-7
t4 2-1 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni O. Boyd -2% 60% Strikeout Looking
t4 2-1 1 --- O KCR D. Motley O. Boyd -2% 58% Flyball: 3B
t4 2-1 2 --- KCR F. White O. Boyd 2% 60% Double
t4 2-1 2 -2- KCR J. Sundberg O. Boyd 1% 61% Walk
t4 2-1 2 12- O KCR B. Biancalana O. Boyd -4% 57% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 6-7-8
b4 1-2 0 --- BOS R. Nichols C. Leibrandt -8% 49% Double
b4 1-2 0 -2- O BOS G. Hoffman C. Leibrandt 6% 54% Groundout: P-1B
b4 1-2 1 -2- O BOS M. Sullivan C. Leibrandt 5% 59% Flyball: 2B
b4 1-2 2 -2- O BOS J. Gutierrez C. Leibrandt 4% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Red Sox' Oil Can Boyd facing 1-2-3
t5 2-1 0 --- KCR W. Wilson O. Boyd 4% 67% Single
t5 2-1 0 1-- R KCR P. Sheridan O. Boyd 15% 82% Triple; Wilson Scores
t5 3-1 0 --3 R KCR G. Brett O. Boyd 3% 85% Single; Sheridan Scores
t5 4-1 0 1-- OO KCR J. Orta O. Boyd -4% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
t5 4-1 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni O. Boyd -1% 80% Foul Flyball: C
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
b5 1-4 0 --- O BOS W. Boggs C. Leibrandt 3% 83% Lineout: SS
b5 1-4 1 --- O BOS D. Evans C. Leibrandt 2% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-4 2 --- BOS J. Rice C. Leibrandt -1% 83% Single
b5 1-4 2 1-- O BOS T. Armas C. Leibrandt 3% 86% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Red Sox' Oil Can Boyd facing 6-7-8
t6 4-1 0 --- O KCR D. Motley O. Boyd -1% 85% Strikeout
t6 4-1 1 --- R KCR F. White O. Boyd 6% 91% Home Run
t6 5-1 1 --- O KCR J. Sundberg O. Boyd -1% 90% Flyball: CF
t6 5-1 2 --- O KCR B. Biancalana O. Boyd -0% 90% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 5-6-7
b6 1-5 0 --- O BOS B. Buckner C. Leibrandt 2% 92% Flyball: LF
b6 1-5 1 --- BOS R. Nichols C. Leibrandt -2% 90% Single
b6 1-5 1 1-- OO BOS G. Hoffman C. Leibrandt 4% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Red Sox' Oil Can Boyd facing 1-2-3
t7 5-1 0 --- KCR W. Wilson O. Boyd 1% 95% Single
t7 5-1 0 1-- O KCR P. Sheridan O. Boyd -1% 94% Strikeout Looking
t7 5-1 1 1-- KCR G. Brett O. Boyd 1% 95% Single; Wilson to 2B
t7 5-1 1 12- O KCR J. Orta O. Boyd -1% 94% Flyball: RF
t7 5-1 2 12- O KCR S. Balboni O. Boyd -1% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 8-9-1
b7 1-5 0 --- O BOS M. Sullivan C. Leibrandt 2% 94% Strikeout
b7 1-5 1 --- O BOS J. Gutierrez C. Leibrandt 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 1-5 2 --- R BOS W. Boggs C. Leibrandt -4% 92% Home Run
b7 2-5 2 --- O BOS D. Evans C. Leibrandt 1% 93% Flyball: 3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Red Sox' Oil Can Boyd facing 6-7-8
t8 5-2 0 --- O KCR D. Motley O. Boyd -1% 92% Flyball: CF
t8 5-2 1 --- O KCR F. White O. Boyd -1% 91% Strikeout
t8 5-2 2 --- O KCR J. Sundberg O. Boyd -0% 91% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 3-4-5
b8 2-5 0 --- BOS J. Rice C. Leibrandt -5% 86% Single
b8 2-5 0 1-- BOS T. Armas C. Leibrandt -9% 77% Single; Rice to 2B
b8 2-5 0 12- O BOS B. Buckner C. Leibrandt 8% 85% Single; Rice out at Hm/LF-C; Armas to 2B
Joe Beckwith replaces Charlie Leibrandt pitching
Steve Lyons pinch hits for Reid Nichols (CF) batting 6th
b8 2-5 1 12- O BOS S. Lyons J. Beckwith 6% 91% Flyball: RF; Armas to 3B
b8 2-5 2 1-3 O BOS G. Hoffman J. Beckwith 6% 96% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Red Sox' Oil Can Boyd facing 9-1-2
Steve Lyons moves from PH to CF
t9 5-2 0 --- O KCR B. Biancalana O. Boyd -0% 96% Flyball: SS
t9 5-2 1 --- KCR W. Wilson O. Boyd 0% 96% Single
Bob Ojeda replaces Oil Can Boyd pitching
Lynn Jones pinch hits for Pat Sheridan (RF) batting 2nd
t9 5-2 1 1-- O KCR L. Jones B. Ojeda -0% 96% Flyball: 2B
t9 5-2 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett B. Ojeda -0% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Joe Beckwith facing 8-9-1
Lynn Jones moves from PH to RF
Rick Miller pinch hits for Marc Sullivan (C) batting 8th
b9 2-5 0 --- O BOS R. Miller J. Beckwith 3% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
Rich Gedman pinch hits for Jackie Gutierrez (SS) batting 9th
b9 2-5 1 --- BOS R. Gedman J. Beckwith -3% 95% Single
b9 2-5 1 1-- O BOS W. Boggs J. Beckwith 3% 98% Flyball: CF
b9 2-5 2 1-- O BOS D. Evans J. Beckwith 2% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Red Sox 2.

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