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Scores
Standings
DET
@BAL
2
13
TOR
@BOS
4
6
KCR
@CAL
4
0
SEA
@MIL
8
1
CHW
@MIN
6
5
 
(10)
CLE
@NYY
3
6
OAK
@TEX
2
5
HOU
@ATL
4
9
NYM
@CHC
8
3
SDP
@CIN
3
4
STL
@PHI
5
11
MON
@PIT
1
10
LAD
@SFG
8
4
Wednesday, September 26, 1979, 7:39PM
, Anaheim Stadium
Attendance: 40,565, Time of Game: 2:20
Royals
4
83-76
 Won 1 
2nd, 4 GB
at Angels
0
87-72
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Dennis Leonard (14-11)
L: Dave LaRoche (7-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  2   0  0  0   0  1  1    4  8  0
Angels          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  3

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 1 0 0 0 5 .312 .347 .420 .767 0.045 0.90 0.103 -0.059 -0.0 3 0 2·SB
U.L. Washington SS 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .255 .300 .355 .656 -0.093 0.58 0.000 -0.093 -1.1 0 4
Frank White 2B 5 2 4 2 0 0 5 .267 .302 .407 .709 0.189 0.57 0.197 -0.008 2.6 1 3 HR,3B,2B
Hal McRae DH 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .288 .351 .466 .816 0.039 0.55 0.051 -0.013 0.7
Darrell Porter C 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .287 .414 .482 .896 -0.065 0.84 0.027 -0.092 -0.7 9 0
John Wathan 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .222 .287 .509 -0.024 0.93 0.000 -0.024 -0.2 5 0
   Pete LaCock PH-1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .273 .333 .378 .711 -0.033 0.74 0.002 -0.035 -0.6 5 2 SH
Clint Hurdle RF 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 .230 .337 .373 .709 0.034 0.62 0.047 -0.012 0.5 0 0 HBP,IW
Jim Nettles LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .143 .250 .143 .393 -0.024 0.94 0.028 -0.052 -0.4 2 0
Jerry Terrell 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .278 .297 .444 .742 -0.060 0.71 0.000 -0.060 -0.7 0 1
   Jamie Quirk PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .292 .329 .375 .704 -0.017 0.58 0.000 -0.017 -0.6
   Todd Cruz 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .226 .321 .547 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Dennis Leonard P 2 1
Team Totals 36 4 8 3 3 5 41 .222 .300 .389 .689 -0.009 0.72 0.455 -0.465 -0.5 27 11
2B: F White (26, off B Ferris).
3B: F White (4, off R Botting).
HR: F White (10, off D LaRoche, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: P LaCock (1, off B Ferris).
IBB: C Hurdle (4, by B Ferris).
HBP: C Hurdle (1, by D LaRoche).
TB: F White 10; C Hurdle; H McRae; W Wilson; J Nettles.
RBI: F White 2 (47); J Nettles (1).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Terrell-F White-J Wathan.
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson 2 (79, 2nd base off D LaRoche/T Donohue, 3rd base off D LaRoche/T Donohue).

California Angels

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Miller CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .292 .366 .364 .729 -0.043 0.90 0.015 -0.057 -0.3 2 0
   Willie Davis LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .208 .250 .283 .533 -0.016 0.65 0.000 -0.016 -0.2 0 0
Carney Lansford 3B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .287 .329 .432 .761 0.024 0.62 0.024 0.000 0.3 0 0
   Rance Mulliniks PR-SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .141 .189 .188 .377 -0.059 0.73 0.000 -0.059 -0.5 4 1
Dan Ford RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .290 .333 .465 .798 -0.018 1.16 0.000 -0.018 -0.2 0 0
   Bobby Clark RF-CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .327 .365 .510 .876 -0.055 0.72 0.000 -0.055 -0.6 5 0
Don Baylor LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .297 .371 .530 .901 -0.052 0.97 0.000 -0.052 -0.5 0 0
   Larry Harlow LF-RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .225 .342 .283 .625 -0.045 0.88 0.000 -0.045 -0.4 1 0
Rod Carew 1B 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .317 .421 .393 .814 -0.008 0.70 0.016 -0.023 -0.1 2 0
   John Harris PR-1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.028 0.56 0.000 -0.028 -0.3 6 0
Ralph Garr DH 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .272 .308 .398 .706 0.020 0.76 0.048 -0.029 0.2
Bobby Grich 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .366 .537 .903 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dickie Thon 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .333 .390 .389 .779 -0.049 1.28 0.036 -0.085 -0.6 1 3 GDP
Brian Downing C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .325 .416 .462 .879 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tom Donohue C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .231 .266 .365 .631 -0.123 1.60 0.000 -0.123 -0.8 5 0
Jim Anderson SS-3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .251 .300 .357 .656 -0.059 0.77 0.000 -0.059 -0.5 1 0
Dave LaRoche P 0 1
   Bob Ferris P 0 1
   Ralph Botting P 0 0
Team Totals 31 0 5 0 1 8 32 .161 .188 .161 .349 -0.511 0.91 0.139 -0.649 -4.5 27 6
TB: R Garr 2; R Carew; C Lansford; R Miller.
GIDP: D Thon (2).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
E: R Mulliniks (4); R Carew (9); B Clark (1).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, W (14-11) 9 5 0 0 1 8 0 4.00 32 84 0.510 0.91 4.5
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 1 8 0 0.00 32 84 0.510 0.91 4.5

California Angels

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave LaRoche, L (7-11) 3 3 2 2 0 4 1 5.63 14 49 -0.077 0.98 -0.5
Bob Ferris 5 3 1 0 3 1 0 1.50 22 0 0 0.101 0.68 1.5
Ralph Botting 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 8.80 5 0 0 -0.015 0.11 -0.5
Team Totals 9 8 4 3 3 5 1 3.00 41 49 0 0 0.009 0.72 0.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D LaRoche (2; C Hurdle).
IBB: B Ferris (1; C Hurdle).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Clark, 1B - Durwood Merrill, 2B - Larry Barnett, 3B - Jim Evans.
Time of Game: 2:20.
Attendance: 40,565.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         California Angels
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Rick Miller CF
2 U.L. Washington SS 2 Carney Lansford 3B
3 Frank White 2B 3 Dan Ford RF
4 Hal McRae DH 4 Don Baylor LF
5 Darrell Porter C 5 Rod Carew 1B
6 John Wathan 1B 6 Ralph Garr DH
7 Clint Hurdle RF 7 Bobby Grich 2B
8 Jim Nettles LF 8 Brian Downing C
9 Jerry Terrell 3B 9 Jim Anderson SS
Dennis Leonard P Dave LaRoche P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-0 1 --3 RR KCR F. White D. LaRoche 14% 70% Home Run; Wilson Scores
b7 0-2 2 12- O CAL T. Donohue D. Leonard 7% 87% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 1-- OO CAL D. Thon D. Leonard 5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t3 0-0 0 --3 O KCR U. Washington D. LaRoche -5% 55% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O KCR D. Porter D. LaRoche -5% 45% Strikeout

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, Angels' Dave LaRoche facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. LaRoche -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
Tom Donohue replaces Brian Downing playing C batting 8th
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR U. Washington D. LaRoche -2% 46% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- KCR F. White D. LaRoche 1% 47% Single to LF
t1 0-0 2 1-- KCR H. McRae D. LaRoche 3% 50% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); White to 3B
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O KCR D. Porter D. LaRoche -5% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Angels 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CAL R. Miller D. Leonard 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- CAL C. Lansford D. Leonard -2% 45% Single to LF
Rance Mulliniks pinch runs for Carney Lansford (3B) batting 2nd
b1 0-0 1 1-- O CAL D. Ford D. Leonard 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B; Mulliniks to 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- O CAL D. Baylor D. Leonard 3% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Angels 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Angels' Dave LaRoche facing 6-7-8
Dickie Thon replaces Bobby Grich playing 2B batting 7th
Jim Anderson moves from SS to 3B
Rance Mulliniks moves from PR to SS
Bobby Clark replaces Dan Ford playing RF batting 3rd
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan D. LaRoche -2% 48% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- KCR C. Hurdle D. LaRoche 3% 50% Hit By Pitch
t2 0-0 1 1-- O KCR J. Nettles D. LaRoche -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Terrell D. LaRoche -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Angels 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O CAL R. Carew D. Leonard 2% 47% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- CAL R. Garr D. Leonard -3% 45% Single to RF
b2 0-0 1 1-- OO CAL D. Thon D. Leonard 5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Angels 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Angels' Dave LaRoche facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson D. LaRoche 4% 54% Single to RF
t3 0-0 0 1-- KCR U. Washington D. LaRoche 3% 57% Wilson Steals 2B
t3 0-0 0 -2- KCR U. Washington D. LaRoche 4% 60% Wilson Steals 3B
t3 0-0 0 --3 O KCR U. Washington D. LaRoche -5% 55% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --3 RR KCR F. White D. LaRoche 14% 70% Home Run; Wilson Scores
t3 2-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae D. LaRoche -1% 68% Popfly: 2B
t3 2-0 2 --- O KCR D. Porter D. LaRoche -1% 68% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Angels 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O CAL T. Donohue D. Leonard 3% 70% Popfly: 1B
b3 0-2 1 --- O CAL J. Anderson D. Leonard 2% 72% Strikeout
b3 0-2 2 --- CAL R. Miller D. Leonard -1% 71% Single to CF
b3 0-2 2 1-- O CAL R. Mulliniks D. Leonard 3% 73% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Angels 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Angels' Bob Ferris facing 6-7-8
Bob Ferris replaces Dave LaRoche pitching
Pete LaCock pinch hits for John Wathan (1B) batting 6th
t4 2-0 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock B. Ferris -2% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-0 1 --- KCR C. Hurdle B. Ferris 2% 73% Single to CF
t4 2-0 1 1-- O KCR J. Nettles B. Ferris -2% 71% Flyball: CF
t4 2-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Terrell B. Ferris -2% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Angels 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
Pete LaCock moves from PH to 1B
b4 0-2 0 --- O CAL B. Clark D. Leonard 3% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- O CAL D. Baylor D. Leonard 2% 74% Strikeout
b4 0-2 2 --- CAL R. Carew D. Leonard -2% 73% Single to LF
John Harris pinch runs for Rod Carew (1B) batting 5th
b4 0-2 2 1-- O CAL R. Garr D. Leonard 3% 75% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Angels 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Angels' Bob Ferris facing 1-2-3
John Harris moves from PR to 1B
Larry Harlow replaces Don Baylor playing LF batting 4th
t5 2-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Ferris -2% 74% Flyball: LF
t5 2-0 1 --- O KCR U. Washington B. Ferris -1% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-0 2 --- KCR F. White B. Ferris 2% 74% Double to LF
t5 2-0 2 -2- KCR H. McRae B. Ferris 1% 75% Walk
t5 2-0 2 12- O KCR D. Porter B. Ferris -3% 72% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Angels 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
b5 0-2 0 --- O CAL D. Thon D. Leonard 3% 75% Flyball: CF
b5 0-2 1 --- O CAL T. Donohue D. Leonard 2% 77% Groundout: P-1B
b5 0-2 2 --- O CAL J. Anderson D. Leonard 1% 78% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Angels 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Angels' Bob Ferris facing 6-7-8
t6 2-0 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock B. Ferris -2% 77% Lineout: SS
t6 2-0 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle B. Ferris -1% 75% Lineout: 3B
t6 2-0 2 --- KCR J. Nettles B. Ferris 1% 76% Single to RF
t6 2-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Terrell B. Ferris -2% 74% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Angels 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
b6 0-2 0 --- O CAL R. Miller D. Leonard 4% 78% Flyball: CF
b6 0-2 1 --- O CAL R. Mulliniks D. Leonard 2% 80% Foul Popfly: 1B
b6 0-2 2 --- O CAL B. Clark D. Leonard 1% 82% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Angels 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Angels' Bob Ferris facing 1-2-3
Willie Davis replaces Rick Miller (CF) playing LF batting 1st
Bobby Clark moves from RF to CF
Larry Harlow moves from LF to RF
t7 2-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Ferris -2% 80% Popfly: 1B
t7 2-0 1 --- O KCR U. Washington B. Ferris -1% 79% Flyball: CF
t7 2-0 2 --- O KCR F. White B. Ferris -1% 78% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Angels 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
b7 0-2 0 --- O CAL L. Harlow D. Leonard 4% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 0-2 1 --- O CAL J. Harris D. Leonard 3% 85% Flyball: LF
b7 0-2 2 --- CAL R. Garr D. Leonard -2% 83% Single to CF
b7 0-2 2 1-- CAL D. Thon D. Leonard -4% 79% Walk; Garr to 2B
b7 0-2 2 12- O CAL T. Donohue D. Leonard 7% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Angels 0.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Angels' Bob Ferris facing 4-5-6
t8 2-0 0 --- KCR H. McRae B. Ferris 2% 88% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t8 2-0 0 1-- KCR D. Porter B. Ferris 3% 91% Walk; McRae to 2B
t8 2-0 0 12- O KCR P. LaCock B. Ferris 0% 91% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; McRae to 3B; Porter to 2B
t8 2-0 1 -23 KCR C. Hurdle B. Ferris 0% 91% Intentional Walk
t8 2-0 1 123 RO KCR J. Nettles B. Ferris 2% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted; McRae Scores/unER; Porter to 3B; Hurdle to 2B
Jamie Quirk pinch hits for Jerry Terrell (3B) batting 9th
t8 3-0 2 -23 O KCR J. Quirk B. Ferris -2% 92% Popfly: SS
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
Todd Cruz replaces Jamie Quirk (PH) playing 3B batting 9th
b8 0-3 0 --- O CAL J. Anderson D. Leonard 3% 94% Strikeout
b8 0-3 1 --- O CAL W. Davis D. Leonard 2% 96% Strikeout
b8 0-3 2 --- O CAL R. Mulliniks D. Leonard 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Angels 0.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Angels' Ralph Botting facing 1-2-3
Ralph Botting replaces Bob Ferris pitching
t9 3-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson R. Botting -0% 96% Flyball: CF
t9 3-0 1 --- O KCR U. Washington R. Botting -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 3-0 2 --- R KCR F. White R. Botting 2% 98% Triple to CF; White Scores/Adv on E8
t9 4-0 2 --- KCR H. McRae R. Botting 0% 98% Single to LF
t9 4-0 2 1-- O KCR D. Porter R. Botting -0% 98% Popfly: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Angels 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
b9 0-4 0 --- O CAL B. Clark D. Leonard 1% 99% Flyball: CF
b9 0-4 1 --- O CAL L. Harlow D. Leonard 1% 100% Strikeout Looking
b9 0-4 2 --- O CAL J. Harris D. Leonard 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Angels 0.

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