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@CAL
4
2
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@CHW
2
1
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@CLE
5
1
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@MIL
6
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9
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@OAK
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13
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10
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@NYM
4
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@PHI
4
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@PHI
5
6
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@SDP
5
1
Tuesday, July 31, 1973,
, White Sox Park
Attendance: 19,630, Time of Game: 2:40
Royals
2
60-48
 Won 3 
1st
at White Sox
1
52-53
 Lost 1 
4th, 6½ GB
W: Paul Splittorff (14-5)
L: Steve Stone (4-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  0
White Sox       0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  8  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .234 .324 .329 .653 -0.103 1.07 0.000 -0.103 -1.1 1 1
Cookie Rojas 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .272 .318 .371 .689 -0.055 0.86 0.019 -0.074 -0.4 2 1
Amos Otis CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .304 .366 .520 .886 0.092 0.80 0.128 -0.036 0.7 6 0 3B,2B
John Mayberry 1B 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .294 .438 .530 .968 -0.049 0.94 0.017 -0.065 -0.4 9 1
Rick Reichardt DH 4 0 1 2 0 3 4 .255 .300 .363 .662 0.070 1.25 0.184 -0.114 0.8 2B
Ed Kirkpatrick RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .291 .367 .412 .779 -0.103 0.96 0.000 -0.103 -1.1 2 0
Lou Piniella LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .245 .294 .361 .655 -0.067 0.67 0.000 -0.067 -0.8 1 0
Kurt Bevacqua 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .269 .327 .349 .676 -0.003 0.51 0.036 -0.039 -0.1 0 3 CS
Fran Healy C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .268 .330 .394 .725 0.004 0.85 0.036 -0.032 0.0 6 0
Paul Splittorff P 0 2
   Doug Bird P 0 0
   Joe Hoerner P 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 3 8 35 .219 .286 .344 .629 -0.214 0.87 0.420 -0.633 -2.5 27 8
2B: A Otis (17, off S Stone); R Reichardt (11, off S Stone).
3B: A Otis (4, off S Stone).
TB: A Otis 5; R Reichardt 2; F Healy; L Piniella; C Rojas; K Bevacqua.
RBI: R Reichardt 2 (22).
2-out RBI: R Reichardt 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Baserunning
CS: K Bevacqua (3, 2nd base by S Stone/C Brinkman).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Jeter RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .231 .256 .367 .623 -0.066 1.51 0.082 -0.148 -0.2 2 0 CS
Jerry Hairston DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .280 .280 .360 .640 -0.131 1.38 0.000 -0.131 -0.9
Dick Allen 1B 4 0 3 0 0 1 4 .317 .395 .614 1.010 0.063 1.29 0.112 -0.050 0.2 7 1
   Tony Muser PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .352 .357 .709 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Bill Melton 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .293 .385 .475 .860 -0.074 1.73 0.076 -0.150 -0.2 1 0 2B
Ken Henderson LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .326 .373 .699 -0.025 0.97 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 0 1
   Hank Allen LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .111 .111 .167 .278 -0.104 1.89 0.000 -0.104 -0.7 2 0
   Pat Kelly PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .291 .366 .372 .738 0.244 3.46 0.244 0.000 0.6 2B
Buddy Bradford CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .263 .339 .482 .821 -0.134 2.02 0.000 -0.134 -0.9 0 0
Luis Alvarado 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .254 .271 .315 .586 0.060 1.20 0.119 -0.060 0.7 4 4 SB
   Carlos May PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .238 .296 .349 .645 -0.250 5.89 0.000 -0.250 -0.6
Eddie Leon SS 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .238 .294 .283 .577 0.003 2.48 0.081 -0.079 0.0 1 1
Chuck Brinkman C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .136 .205 .222 .427 -0.099 1.36 0.000 -0.099 -0.7 8 1
   Ed Herrmann PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .214 .280 .355 .635 -0.199 7.22 0.000 -0.199 -0.5
Steve Stone P 1 3
Team Totals 34 1 8 1 2 6 36 .235 .278 .294 .572 -0.712 1.93 0.714 -1.429 -3.5 27 11
2B: B Melton (21, off P Splittorff); P Kelly (17, off P Splittorff).
TB: D Allen 3; P Kelly 2; J Jeter 2; B Melton 2; L Alvarado.
RBI: L Alvarado (14).
2-out RBI: L Alvarado.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: K Henderson (L Piniella at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: L Alvarado (6, 2nd base off P Splittorff/F Healy).
CS: J Jeter (3, 2nd base by P Splittorff POCS).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, W (14-5) 8 8 1 1 1 5 0 3.22 32 66 0.271 1.47 2.4
Doug Bird, H (2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.12 1 1 0 0.031 4.35 0.2
Joe Hoerner, S (4) 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.40 3 1 0 0.412 6.34 0.9
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 2 6 0 1.00 36 66 2 0 0.714 1.93 3.5
P Splittorff faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Stone, L (4-9) 9 7 2 2 3 8 0 3.90 35 70 0.214 0.87 2.5
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 3 8 0 2.00 35 70 0.214 0.87 2.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: P Splittorff (3; J Jeter, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Marty Springstead, 1B - Bill Kunkel, 2B - Red Flaherty, 3B - Bill Deegan.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: 19,630.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Chicago White Sox
1 Freddie Patek SS 1 Johnny Jeter RF
2 Cookie Rojas 2B 2 Jerry Hairston DH
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Dick Allen 1B
4 John Mayberry 1B 4 Bill Melton 3B
5 Rick Reichardt DH 5 Ken Henderson LF
6 Ed Kirkpatrick RF 6 Buddy Bradford CF
7 Lou Piniella LF 7 Luis Alvarado 2B
8 Kurt Bevacqua 3B 8 Eddie Leon SS
9 Fran Healy C 9 Chuck Brinkman C
Paul Splittorff P Steve Stone P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 1-2 1 --3 O CHW C. May J. Hoerner 25% 84% Foul Flyball: 1B
b9 1-2 0 --- CHW P. Kelly P. Splittorff -24% 56% Double to RF
b9 1-2 2 1-3 O CHW E. Herrmann J. Hoerner 20% 100% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 12- RR KCR R. Reichardt S. Stone 18% 68% Double to CF; Otis Scores; Mayberry Scores
t6 2-1 0 --- KCR A. Otis S. Stone 11% 77% Triple to 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' Steve Stone facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek S. Stone -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR C. Rojas S. Stone -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- KCR A. Otis S. Stone 2% 48% Double to CF
t1 0-0 2 -2- KCR J. Mayberry S. Stone 1% 49% Walk
t1 0-0 2 12- RR KCR R. Reichardt S. Stone 18% 68% Double to CF; Otis Scores; Mayberry Scores
t1 2-0 2 -2- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick S. Stone -3% 65% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O CHW J. Jeter P. Splittorff 2% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- O CHW J. Hairston P. Splittorff 2% 69% Flyball: CF
b1 0-2 2 --- CHW D. Allen P. Splittorff -1% 68% Single to 2B
b1 0-2 2 1-- O CHW B. Melton P. Splittorff 2% 70% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- O KCR L. Piniella S. Stone -2% 68% Single to LF; Piniella out at 2B/LF-2B
t2 2-0 1 --- O KCR K. Bevacqua S. Stone -1% 67% Lineout: SS
t2 2-0 2 --- O KCR F. Healy S. Stone -1% 66% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- O CHW K. Henderson P. Splittorff 2% 69% Flyball: CF
b2 0-2 1 --- O CHW B. Bradford P. Splittorff 2% 71% Strikeout
b2 0-2 2 --- O CHW L. Alvarado P. Splittorff 1% 72% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 1-2-3
Hank Allen replaces Ken Henderson playing LF batting 5th
t3 2-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek S. Stone -2% 70% Strikeout
t3 2-0 1 --- KCR C. Rojas S. Stone 2% 72% Single to CF
t3 2-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis S. Stone -1% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B; Rojas to 2B
t3 2-0 2 -2- KCR J. Mayberry S. Stone 1% 71% Walk
t3 2-0 2 12- O KCR R. Reichardt S. Stone -3% 68% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- CHW E. Leon P. Splittorff -4% 63% Walk
b3 0-2 0 1-- O CHW C. Brinkman P. Splittorff 4% 67% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-2 1 1-- CHW J. Jeter P. Splittorff -4% 63% Single to CF; Leon to 2B
b3 0-2 1 12- O CHW J. Hairston P. Splittorff 5% 68% Flyball: RF
b3 0-2 2 12- O CHW D. Allen P. Splittorff 5% 73% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 6-7-8
t4 2-0 0 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick S. Stone -2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-0 1 --- O KCR L. Piniella S. Stone -1% 70% Strikeout
t4 2-0 2 --- KCR K. Bevacqua S. Stone 1% 71% Single to CF
t4 2-0 2 1-- O KCR F. Healy S. Stone -2% 70% Bevacqua Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
b4 0-2 0 --- CHW B. Melton P. Splittorff -8% 62% Double to CF
b4 0-2 0 -2- O CHW H. Allen P. Splittorff 5% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-2 1 -2- O CHW B. Bradford P. Splittorff 4% 72% Popfly: 2B
b4 0-2 2 -2- R CHW L. Alvarado P. Splittorff -11% 61% Single to LF; Melton Scores
b4 1-2 2 1-- CHW E. Leon P. Splittorff -1% 60% Alvarado Steals 2B
b4 1-2 2 -2- O CHW E. Leon P. Splittorff 4% 64% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 9-1-2
t5 2-1 0 --- O KCR F. Healy S. Stone -2% 62% Groundout: P-1B
t5 2-1 1 --- O KCR F. Patek S. Stone -2% 60% Lineout: 2B
t5 2-1 2 --- O KCR C. Rojas S. Stone -1% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 9-1-2
b5 1-2 0 --- O CHW C. Brinkman P. Splittorff 3% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 1-2 1 --- CHW J. Jeter P. Splittorff -4% 59% Single to LF
b5 1-2 1 1-- O CHW J. Hairston P. Splittorff 6% 65% Jeter Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
b5 1-2 2 --- O CHW J. Hairston P. Splittorff 2% 66% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 3-4-5
t6 2-1 0 --- KCR A. Otis S. Stone 11% 77% Triple to CF
t6 2-1 0 --3 O KCR J. Mayberry S. Stone -5% 72% Groundout: P-1B
t6 2-1 1 --3 O KCR R. Reichardt S. Stone -7% 65% Strikeout
t6 2-1 2 --3 O KCR E. Kirkpatrick S. Stone -4% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 3-4-5
b6 1-2 0 --- CHW D. Allen P. Splittorff -6% 55% Single to RF
b6 1-2 0 1-- O CHW B. Melton P. Splittorff 6% 60% Flyball: CF
b6 1-2 1 1-- O CHW H. Allen P. Splittorff 5% 65% Strikeout
b6 1-2 2 1-- O CHW B. Bradford P. Splittorff 4% 70% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 7-8-9
t7 2-1 0 --- O KCR L. Piniella S. Stone -2% 67% Strikeout
t7 2-1 1 --- KCR K. Bevacqua S. Stone 3% 70% Walk
t7 2-1 1 1-- KCR F. Healy S. Stone 4% 73% Single to LF; Bevacqua to 2B
t7 2-1 1 12- O KCR F. Patek S. Stone -5% 69% Popfly: 2B
t7 2-1 2 12- O KCR C. Rojas S. Stone -5% 64% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
b7 1-2 0 --- O CHW L. Alvarado P. Splittorff 5% 69% Groundout: P-1B
b7 1-2 1 --- O CHW E. Leon P. Splittorff 3% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 1-2 2 --- O CHW C. Brinkman P. Splittorff 2% 75% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 3-4-5
t8 2-1 0 --- O KCR A. Otis S. Stone -2% 73% Groundout: 1B-P
t8 2-1 1 --- O KCR J. Mayberry S. Stone -2% 71% Flyball: LF
t8 2-1 2 --- O KCR R. Reichardt S. Stone -1% 70% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
b8 1-2 0 --- O CHW J. Jeter P. Splittorff 6% 76% Foul Flyball: 1B
b8 1-2 1 --- O CHW J. Hairston P. Splittorff 5% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 1-2 2 --- CHW D. Allen P. Splittorff -4% 77% Single to CF
Tony Muser pinch runs for Dick Allen (1B) batting 3rd
b8 1-2 2 1-- O CHW B. Melton P. Splittorff 7% 84% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 6-7-8
Tony Muser moves from PR to 1B
t9 2-1 0 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick S. Stone -2% 82% Flyball: LF
t9 2-1 1 --- O KCR L. Piniella S. Stone -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 2-1 2 --- O KCR K. Bevacqua S. Stone -1% 80% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
Pat Kelly pinch hits for Hank Allen (LF) batting 5th
b9 1-2 0 --- CHW P. Kelly P. Splittorff -24% 56% Double to RF
Doug Bird replaces Paul Splittorff pitching
b9 1-2 0 -2- O CHW B. Bradford D. Bird 3% 59% Flyball: CF; Kelly to 3B
Joe Hoerner replaces Doug Bird pitching
Carlos May pinch hits for Luis Alvarado (2B) batting 7th
b9 1-2 1 --3 O CHW C. May J. Hoerner 25% 84% Foul Flyball: 1B
b9 1-2 2 --3 CHW E. Leon J. Hoerner -4% 80% Walk
Ed Herrmann pinch hits for Chuck Brinkman (C) batting 9th
b9 1-2 2 1-3 O CHW E. Herrmann J. Hoerner 20% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.

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