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BOS
@BAL
2
5
KCR
@CHW
1
2
NYY
@CLE
1
6
WSA
@DET
4
1
MIL
@MIN
2
5
CAL
@OAK
3
4
ATL
@HOU
6
1
SFG
@LAD
11
4
PIT
@MON
4
2
CHC
@NYM
0
4
STL
@PHI
3
2
CIN
@SDP
12
1
Tuesday, August 4, 1970,
, White Sox Park
Attendance: 4,533, Time of Game: 2:21
Royals
1
39-68
 Lost 1 
4th, 29 GB
at White Sox
2
39-71
 Won 1 
6th, 30½ GB
W: Tommy John (10-12)
L: Bill Butler (3-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  6  0
White Sox       0  0  0   1  1  0   0  0  X    2  7  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pat Kelly RF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .239 .346 .328 .674 -0.207 1.58 0.000 -0.207 -1.1 0 0
Cookie Rojas 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .227 .267 .297 .564 -0.131 1.32 0.000 -0.131 -0.8 4 3
Amos Otis CF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .294 .354 .442 .796 0.056 0.93 0.091 -0.035 0.3 4 0
Lou Piniella LF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .319 .358 .467 .825 0.068 1.50 0.144 -0.076 0.2 1 0
Bob Oliver 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .268 .321 .484 .805 -0.154 2.16 0.024 -0.179 -0.8 11 0
Paul Schaal 3B 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .258 .340 .321 .661 0.112 2.08 0.216 -0.104 1.1 0 1
Rich Severson SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .240 .276 .281 .557 -0.016 2.06 0.115 -0.131 -0.6 1 5
Ellie Rodriguez C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .236 .315 .322 .637 -0.194 2.29 0.000 -0.194 -1.0 3 2
   Jackie Hernandez PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .284 .288 .572 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Bill Butler P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .051 .140 .051 .191 -0.038 0.79 0.000 -0.038 -0.3 0 0
   Hawk Taylor PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .178 .260 .244 .504 0.019 2.30 0.019 0.000 0.1 IW
   Al Fitzmorris P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .533 .867 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Campanis PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .208 .265 .473 -0.089 3.83 0.000 -0.089 -0.3
   Ed Kirkpatrick PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .323 .409 .732 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Team Totals 33 1 6 1 4 8 37 .182 .270 .182 .452 -0.574 1.75 0.609 -1.184 -3.2 24 11
IBB: H Taylor (2, by T John).
TB: P Schaal 2; L Piniella 2; A Otis; R Severson.
RBI: P Schaal (14).
2-out RBI: P Schaal.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Rojas-B Oliver.

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Syd O'Brien 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .265 .299 .347 .646 0.146 0.77 0.193 -0.047 0.9 0 2 HR
Luis Aparicio SS 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .316 .371 .407 .778 0.036 0.83 0.061 -0.025 0.2 3 3
Carlos May LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .293 .378 .444 .822 -0.061 1.06 0.018 -0.079 -0.5 1 0
Bill Melton RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .273 .328 .482 .810 -0.047 1.34 0.049 -0.097 -0.6 1 0
Duane Josephson C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .313 .360 .394 .754 0.085 1.17 0.133 -0.048 0.4 8 1
Bob Spence 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .205 .259 .282 .541 -0.064 0.93 0.013 -0.078 -0.5 9 0
Ken Berry CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .256 .327 .354 .681 -0.094 1.02 0.011 -0.105 -1.0 2 0
Bobby Knoop 2B 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .221 .280 .296 .576 0.023 0.88 0.052 -0.029 0.3 3 4
Tommy John P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .164 .203 .164 .367 -0.097 1.29 0.000 -0.097 -0.9 0 2
Team Totals 30 2 7 2 4 1 34 .233 .324 .333 .657 -0.073 1.03 0.530 -0.605 -1.7 27 12
HR: S O'Brien (4, off B Butler, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: S O'Brien 5; B Knoop 2; K Berry; D Josephson; B Spence.
RBI: S O'Brien (26); D Josephson (30).
2-out RBI: S O'Brien.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Josephson-B Knoop.
E: S O'Brien (19).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Butler, L (3-10) 6 5 2 2 4 1 1 3.84 27 51 0.006 1.09 0.8
Al Fitzmorris 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.64 7 0 0 0.068 0.81 0.9
Team Totals 8 7 2 2 4 1 1 2.25 34 51 0 0 0.074 1.03 1.7

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tommy John, W (10-12) 9 6 1 0 4 8 0 3.21 37 77 0.574 1.75 3.2
Team Totals 9 6 1 0 4 8 0 0.00 37 77 0.574 1.75 3.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: T John (12; H Taylor).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lou DiMuro, 1B - Jerry Neudecker, 2B - Emmett Ashford, 3B - Hank Soar.
Time of Game: 2:21.
Attendance: 4,533.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Chicago White Sox
1 Pat Kelly RF 1 Syd O'Brien 3B
2 Cookie Rojas 2B 2 Luis Aparicio SS
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Carlos May LF
4 Lou Piniella LF 4 Bill Melton RF
5 Bob Oliver 1B 5 Duane Josephson C
6 Paul Schaal 3B 6 Bob Spence 1B
7 Rich Severson SS 7 Ken Berry CF
8 Ellie Rodriguez C 8 Bobby Knoop 2B
9 Bill Butler P 9 Tommy John P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-1 2 --- R CHW S. O'Brien B. Butler 17% 68% Home Run
b4 0-1 1 12- R CHW D. Josephson B. Butler 13% 60% Single to LF; Aparicio Scores; Melton to 2B
t4 0-0 2 12- R KCR P. Schaal T. John -13% 37% Single to CF; Otis Scores/unER; Oliver to 2B
t9 1-2 0 --- KCR R. Severson T. John -11% 73% Single to LF
t8 1-2 1 12- O KCR B. Oliver T. John 11% 77% Lineout: CF

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, White Sox' Tommy John facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR P. Kelly T. John 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR C. Rojas T. John 1% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis T. John 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bill Butler facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHW S. O'Brien B. Butler -2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHW L. Aparicio B. Butler -1% 51% Foul Flyball: C
b1 0-0 2 --- O CHW C. May B. Butler -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Tommy John facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- KCR L. Piniella T. John -4% 46% Single to CF
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO KCR B. Oliver T. John 8% 54% Double Play: Strikeout, Baserunner Out Advancing; Piniella out at 2B/C-2B
t2 0-0 2 --- KCR P. Schaal T. John -1% 53% Single to 3B
t2 0-0 2 1-- O KCR R. Severson T. John 2% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bill Butler facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHW B. Melton B. Butler -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O CHW D. Josephson B. Butler -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O CHW B. Spence B. Butler -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Tommy John facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR E. Rodriguez T. John 2% 52% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- O KCR B. Butler T. John 2% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O KCR P. Kelly T. John 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bill Butler facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O CHW K. Berry B. Butler -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 1 --- CHW B. Knoop B. Butler 3% 56% Single/Bunt
b3 0-0 1 1-- O CHW T. John B. Butler -3% 53% Bunt Groundout: C-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-0 2 1-- O CHW S. O'Brien B. Butler -3% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Tommy John facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- O KCR C. Rojas T. John 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- KCR A. Otis T. John -3% 50% Single to CF
t4 0-0 1 1-- O KCR L. Piniella T. John 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t4 0-0 2 1-- KCR B. Oliver T. John -2% 51% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Otis to 2B; Oliver to 1B
t4 0-0 2 12- R KCR P. Schaal T. John -13% 37% Single to CF; Otis Scores/unER; Oliver to 2B
t4 1-0 2 12- O KCR R. Severson T. John 4% 42% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Bill Butler facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- CHW L. Aparicio B. Butler 5% 47% Walk
b4 0-1 0 1-- O CHW C. May B. Butler -5% 42% Flyball: CF
b4 0-1 1 1-- CHW B. Melton B. Butler 5% 47% Walk; Aparicio to 2B
b4 0-1 1 12- R CHW D. Josephson B. Butler 13% 60% Single to LF; Aparicio Scores; Melton to 2B
b4 1-1 1 12- O CHW B. Spence B. Butler -5% 55% Foul Flyball: C
b4 1-1 2 12- O CHW K. Berry B. Butler -5% 50% Flyball: 1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Tommy John facing 8-9-1
t5 1-1 0 --- O KCR E. Rodriguez T. John 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t5 1-1 1 --- O KCR B. Butler T. John 2% 55% Strikeout
t5 1-1 2 --- O KCR P. Kelly T. John 1% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Bill Butler facing 8-9-1
b5 1-1 0 --- O CHW B. Knoop B. Butler -3% 54% Lineout: CF
b5 1-1 1 --- O CHW T. John B. Butler -2% 51% Flyball: 2B
b5 1-1 2 --- R CHW S. O'Brien B. Butler 17% 68% Home Run
b5 2-1 2 --- CHW L. Aparicio B. Butler 1% 69% Walk
b5 2-1 2 1-- CHW C. May B. Butler 2% 71% Walk; Aparicio to 2B
b5 2-1 2 12- O CHW B. Melton B. Butler -4% 67% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Tommy John facing 2-3-4
t6 1-2 0 --- O KCR C. Rojas T. John 4% 71% Flyball: 2B
t6 1-2 1 --- O KCR A. Otis T. John 3% 73% Strikeout
t6 1-2 2 --- KCR L. Piniella T. John -2% 71% Single to LF
t6 1-2 2 1-- O KCR B. Oliver T. John 4% 75% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Bill Butler facing 5-6-7
b6 2-1 0 --- O CHW D. Josephson B. Butler -2% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 2-1 1 --- O CHW B. Spence B. Butler -1% 71% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 2-1 2 --- CHW K. Berry B. Butler 1% 73% Single to RF
b6 2-1 2 1-- CHW B. Knoop B. Butler 2% 75% Single to CF; Berry to 3B
b6 2-1 2 1-3 O CHW T. John B. Butler -5% 70% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Tommy John facing 6-7-8
t7 1-2 0 --- KCR P. Schaal T. John -7% 63% Walk
t7 1-2 0 1-- O KCR R. Severson T. John 7% 70% Flyball: SS
t7 1-2 1 1-- O KCR E. Rodriguez T. John 4% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B; Schaal to 2B
Hawk Taylor pinch hits for Bill Butler (P) batting 9th
t7 1-2 2 -2- KCR H. Taylor T. John -2% 71% Intentional Walk
t7 1-2 2 12- O KCR P. Kelly T. John 8% 80% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Al Fitzmorris facing 1-2-3
Al Fitzmorris replaces Hawk Taylor (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-1 0 --- CHW S. O'Brien A. Fitzmorris 3% 82% Single to LF
b7 2-1 0 1-- O CHW L. Aparicio A. Fitzmorris -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B; O'Brien to 2B
b7 2-1 1 -2- O CHW C. May A. Fitzmorris -2% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B; O'Brien to 3B
b7 2-1 2 --3 O CHW B. Melton A. Fitzmorris -3% 76% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Tommy John facing 2-3-4
t8 1-2 0 --- O KCR C. Rojas T. John 5% 81% Flyball: LF
t8 1-2 1 --- KCR A. Otis T. John -6% 75% Walk
t8 1-2 1 1-- KCR L. Piniella T. John -9% 66% Walk; Otis to 2B
t8 1-2 1 12- O KCR B. Oliver T. John 11% 77% Lineout: CF
t8 1-2 2 12- O KCR P. Schaal T. John 10% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Al Fitzmorris facing 5-6-7
b8 2-1 0 --- O CHW D. Josephson A. Fitzmorris -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 2-1 1 --- CHW B. Spence A. Fitzmorris 1% 87% Single to CF
b8 2-1 1 1-- OO CHW K. Berry A. Fitzmorris -3% 85% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Tommy John facing 7-8-9
t9 1-2 0 --- KCR R. Severson T. John -11% 73% Single to LF
t9 1-2 0 1-- O KCR E. Rodriguez T. John 10% 83% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
Jim Campanis pinch hits for Al Fitzmorris (P) batting 9th
Jackie Hernandez pinch runs for Ellie Rodriguez (C) batting 8th
t9 1-2 1 1-- O KCR J. Campanis T. John 9% 92% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
Ed Kirkpatrick pinch runs for Jim Campanis (PH) batting 9th
t9 1-2 2 1-- O KCR P. Kelly T. John 8% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.

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