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SEA
@BAL
3
8
OAK
@BOS
2
11
KCR
@CHW
3
5
MIL
@DET
5
1
CLE
@MIN
3
4
CAL
@NYY
4
1
TEX
@TOR
3
1
CHC
@HOU
5
3
MON
@LAD
0
7
CIN
@PIT
8
4
NYM
@SDP
4
0
PHI
@SFG
1
2
ATL
@STL
3
0
Friday, May 11, 1979, 7:35PM
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 20,973, Time of Game: 2:19
Royals
3
16-15
 Lost 2 
4th, 6 GB
at White Sox
5
15-15
 Won 3 
5th, 6½ GB
W: Ken Kravec (2-3)
L: Steve Busby (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  1  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    3  3  2
White Sox       0  3  0   0  2  0   0  0  X    5  4  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
George Brett 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 .244 .664 -0.090 1.75 0.000 -0.090 -1.0 0 1
   Todd Cruz 3B-SS 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 -0.023 1.39 0.048 -0.071 -0.2 0 1 HBP,GDP
   Jamie Quirk PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .833 -0.040 1.54 0.000 -0.040 -0.2
John Wathan 1B 3 1 0 0 1 0 .270 .678 -0.001 1.22 0.075 -0.076 -0.0 11 1
   Pete LaCock PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .755 -0.025 0.99 0.000 -0.025 -0.2
Amos Otis CF 3 0 0 0 2 1 .315 .838 0.082 1.02 0.128 -0.046 0.7 0 0
Darrell Porter C 1 0 0 1 2 1 .350 1.027 0.057 1.42 0.081 -0.024 0.4 3 1 SF
Hal McRae DH 3 0 0 1 0 1 .239 .714 -0.112 1.63 0.000 -0.112 -1.0 SF
Joe Zdeb LF 1 1 0 0 2 0 .111 .384 -0.018 1.35 0.029 -0.046 -0.2 2 0
   Steve Braun PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .357 1.009 -0.038 1.48 0.000 -0.038 -0.2 0 0
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 .287 .660 0.024 1.42 0.118 -0.094 0.4 2 3 2B
   Tom Poquette PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 -0.025 1.00 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 0 0
U.L. Washington 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 .200 .623 -0.001 1.08 0.050 -0.051 0.1 2 3 2B,SB
Willie Wilson RF 2 0 1 0 0 0 .241 .544 0.037 1.05 0.048 -0.012 0.3 2 0 HBP
   Clint Hurdle PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .770 -0.044 1.51 0.000 -0.044 -0.3 1 0
Steve Busby P 1 2
Team Totals 27 3 3 3 8 5 .111 .519 -0.217 1.30 0.577 -0.794 -1.7 24 12
2B: U Washington (3, off R Scarbery); F Patek (4, off K Kravec).
SF: H McRae (3, off K Kravec); D Porter (2, off K Kravec).
HBP: W Wilson (2, by K Kravec); T Cruz (1, by K Kravec).
TB: U Washington 2; F Patek 2; W Wilson.
GIDP: T Cruz (1).
RBI: D Porter (30); F Patek (11); H McRae (17).
2-out RBI: F Patek.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. F Patek-U Washington-J Wathan; U Washington-J Wathan.
E: G Brett (9); T Cruz (1).
Baserunning
SB: U Washington (1, 2nd base off K Kravec/B Nahorodny).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ralph Garr DH 4 1 1 2 0 0 .337 .902 0.181 0.82 0.226 -0.045 1.0 HR
Claudell Washington RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .312 .829 -0.044 0.43 0.000 -0.044 -0.7 3 0
Chet Lemon CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .357 .996 -0.030 0.29 0.000 -0.030 -0.4 5 0
Lamar Johnson 1B 2 0 0 0 1 0 .300 .818 -0.015 0.71 0.024 -0.039 -0.1 5 0
   Mike Squires 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .733 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 4 0
Alan Bannister 2B 3 1 2 0 0 0 .365 .941 0.134 0.68 0.144 -0.010 1.4 0 3 3B
Junior Moore LF 2 1 0 0 1 0 .353 .773 -0.016 0.69 0.026 -0.041 -0.4 2 0
Bill Nahorodny C 3 1 1 2 0 1 .222 .783 0.105 0.98 0.176 -0.071 0.6 6 0 HR,GDP
Greg Pryor 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .357 .815 -0.021 0.65 0.017 -0.039 -0.1 1 1
Don Kessinger SS 2 1 0 0 1 0 .105 .348 -0.011 0.64 0.032 -0.043 -0.4 1 2 GDP
Ken Kravec P 0 2
   Randy Scarbery P 0 0
Team Totals 27 5 4 4 3 1 .148 .678 0.283 0.64 0.645 -0.362 0.8 27 8
3B: A Bannister (3, off S Busby).
HR: B Nahorodny (3, off S Busby; 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF); R Garr (4, off S Busby; 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: R Garr 4; B Nahorodny 4; A Bannister 4.
GIDP: B Nahorodny (2); D Kessinger (3).
RBI: R Garr 2 (14); B Nahorodny 2 (10).
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Bannister-D Kessinger-L Johnson.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Busby, L (0-2) 8 4 5 5 3 1 2 2.81 30 52 -0.282 0.64 -0.8
Team Totals 8 4 5 5 3 1 2 5.62 30 52 -0.282 0.64 -0.8

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Kravec, W (2-3) 6.2 2 3 3 8 4 0 4.07 31 54 0.029 1.34 0.4
Randy Scarbery, S (1) 2.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.50 8 1 0 0.189 1.13 1.3
Team Totals 9 3 3 3 8 5 0 3.00 39 54 1 0 0.218 1.30 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: R Scarbery (2).
HBP: K Kravec 2 (6; W Wilson, T Cruz).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rick Reed, 1B - Woody Urchak, 2B - Bill Sprincz, 3B - Gary McAvoy.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Chicago White Sox
1 George Brett 3B 1 Ralph Garr DH
2 John Wathan 1B 2 Claudell Washingto RF
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Chet Lemon CF
4 Darrell Porter C 4 Lamar Johnson 1B
5 Hal McRae DH 5 Alan Bannister 2B
6 Joe Zdeb LF 6 Junior Moore LF
7 Freddie Patek SS 7 Bill Nahorodny C
8 U.L. Washington 2B 8 Greg Pryor 3B
9 Willie Wilson RF 9 Don Kessinger SS
Steve Busby P Ken Kravec P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 3-3 1 1-- RR CHW R. Garr S. Busby 23% 80% Home Run; Kessinger Scores
b2 1-1 1 1-- RR CHW B. Nahorodny S. Busby 18% 73% Home Run; Moore Scores
t2 0-0 2 1-- R KCR F. Patek K. Kravec -12% 41% Double; Zdeb Scores; Patek to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm
b2 0-1 1 --- R CHW A. Bannister S. Busby 11% 53% Triple to LF; Bannister Scores/Adv on E5/No RBI
t5 1-3 0 12- KCR A. Otis K. Kravec -10% 52% Walk; Cruz to 3B; Wathan 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, White Sox' Ken Kravec facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett K. Kravec 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan K. Kravec 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis K. Kravec 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHW R. Garr S. Busby -2% 53% Popfly: C
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHW C. Washington S. Busby -2% 51% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 2 --- O CHW C. Lemon S. Busby -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Ken Kravec facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter K. Kravec 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae K. Kravec 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- KCR J. Zdeb K. Kravec -1% 53% Walk
t2 0-0 2 1-- R KCR F. Patek K. Kravec -12% 41% Double; Zdeb Scores; Patek to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm
t2 1-0 2 --3 KCR U. Washington K. Kravec -1% 40% Walk
t2 1-0 2 1-3 KCR W. Wilson K. Kravec -1% 39% Washington Steals 2B
t2 1-0 2 -23 KCR W. Wilson K. Kravec -1% 38% Hit By Pitch
t2 1-0 2 123 O KCR G. Brett K. Kravec 7% 44% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Steve Busby facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O CHW L. Johnson S. Busby -3% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-1 1 --- R CHW A. Bannister S. Busby 11% 53% Triple to LF; Bannister Scores/Adv on E5/No RBI
Todd Cruz replaces George Brett playing 3B batting 1st
b2 1-1 1 --- CHW J. Moore S. Busby 3% 55% Walk
b2 1-1 1 1-- RR CHW B. Nahorodny S. Busby 18% 73% Home Run; Moore Scores
b2 3-1 1 --- CHW G. Pryor S. Busby 2% 75% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b2 3-1 1 1-- OO CHW D. Kessinger S. Busby -4% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Ken Kravec facing 2-3-4
t3 1-3 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan K. Kravec 3% 74% Flyball: RF
t3 1-3 1 --- KCR A. Otis K. Kravec -3% 71% Walk
t3 1-3 1 1-- KCR D. Porter K. Kravec -4% 67% Walk; Otis to 2B
t3 1-3 1 12- O KCR H. McRae K. Kravec 5% 72% Foul Popfly: C
t3 1-3 2 12- O KCR J. Zdeb K. Kravec 5% 76% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Steve Busby facing 1-2-3
b3 3-1 0 --- O CHW R. Garr S. Busby -2% 75% Groundout: P-1B
b3 3-1 1 --- O CHW C. Washington S. Busby -1% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 3-1 2 --- O CHW C. Lemon S. Busby -1% 73% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Ken Kravec facing 7-8-9
t4 1-3 0 --- O KCR F. Patek K. Kravec 3% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-3 1 --- O KCR U. Washington K. Kravec 2% 77% Strikeout
t4 1-3 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson K. Kravec 1% 78% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Steve Busby facing 4-5-6
b4 3-1 0 --- CHW L. Johnson S. Busby 2% 81% Walk
b4 3-1 0 1-- CHW A. Bannister S. Busby 3% 84% Single to RF; Johnson to 2B
b4 3-1 0 12- O CHW J. Moore S. Busby -3% 81% Lineout: RF
b4 3-1 1 12- OO CHW B. Nahorodny S. Busby -6% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Ken Kravec facing 1-2-3
t5 1-3 0 --- KCR T. Cruz K. Kravec -5% 70% Hit By Pitch
t5 1-3 0 1-- KCR J. Wathan K. Kravec -8% 63% Walk; Cruz to 2B
t5 1-3 0 12- KCR A. Otis K. Kravec -10% 52% Walk; Cruz to 3B; Wathan to 2B
t5 1-3 0 123 RO KCR D. Porter K. Kravec -1% 51% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Cruz Scores; Wathan to 3B; Otis to 2B
t5 2-3 1 -23 RO KCR H. McRae K. Kravec 0% 52% Foul Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Wathan Scores; Otis to 3B
t5 3-3 2 --3 KCR J. Zdeb K. Kravec -2% 50% Walk
t5 3-3 2 1-3 O KCR F. Patek K. Kravec 7% 57% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Steve Busby facing 8-9-1
b5 3-3 0 --- O CHW G. Pryor S. Busby -3% 54% Groundout: P-1B
b5 3-3 1 --- CHW D. Kessinger S. Busby 3% 57% Walk
b5 3-3 1 1-- RR CHW R. Garr S. Busby 23% 80% Home Run; Kessinger Scores
b5 5-3 1 --- O CHW C. Washington S. Busby -1% 78% Groundout: 1B-P
b5 5-3 2 --- O CHW C. Lemon S. Busby -1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 5.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, White Sox' Ken Kravec facing 8-9-1
t6 3-5 0 --- O KCR U. Washington K. Kravec 3% 81% Groundout: P-1B
t6 3-5 1 --- KCR W. Wilson K. Kravec -4% 77% Single to 3B/Bunt
t6 3-5 1 1-- OO KCR T. Cruz K. Kravec 7% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Steve Busby facing 4-5-6
b6 5-3 0 --- O CHW L. Johnson S. Busby -1% 83% Foul Popfly: C
b6 5-3 1 --- O CHW A. Bannister S. Busby -1% 82% Flyball: RF
b6 5-3 2 --- O CHW J. Moore S. Busby -1% 81% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, White Sox' Ken Kravec facing 2-3-4
t7 3-5 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan K. Kravec 4% 85% Lineout: RF
t7 3-5 1 --- O KCR A. Otis K. Kravec 2% 87% Strikeout
t7 3-5 2 --- KCR D. Porter K. Kravec -2% 85% Walk
Randy Scarbery replaces Ken Kravec pitching
t7 3-5 2 1-- KCR H. McRae R. Scarbery -1% 84% Wild Pitch; Porter to 2B
t7 3-5 2 -2- O KCR H. McRae R. Scarbery 4% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Steve Busby facing 7-8-9
b7 5-3 0 --- O CHW B. Nahorodny S. Busby -1% 87% Strikeout
b7 5-3 1 --- O CHW G. Pryor S. Busby -1% 87% Popfly: SS
b7 5-3 2 --- O CHW D. Kessinger S. Busby -1% 86% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, White Sox' Randy Scarbery facing 6-7-8
Mike Squires replaces Lamar Johnson playing 1B batting 4th
Steve Braun pinch hits for Joe Zdeb (LF) batting 6th
t8 3-5 0 --- O KCR S. Braun R. Scarbery 4% 90% Flyball: LF
Tom Poquette pinch hits for Freddie Patek (SS) batting 7th
t8 3-5 1 --- O KCR T. Poquette R. Scarbery 3% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 3-5 2 --- KCR U. Washington R. Scarbery -3% 89% Double to LF
Clint Hurdle pinch hits for Willie Wilson (RF) batting 9th
t8 3-5 2 -2- O KCR C. Hurdle R. Scarbery 4% 94% Foul Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Steve Busby facing 1-2-3
Steve Braun moves from PH to 3B
Todd Cruz moves from 3B to SS
Tom Poquette moves from PH to LF
Clint Hurdle moves from PH to RF
b8 5-3 0 --- O CHW R. Garr S. Busby -1% 93% Groundout: C-1B
b8 5-3 1 --- O CHW C. Washington S. Busby -0% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 5-3 2 --- O CHW C. Lemon S. Busby -0% 92% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, White Sox' Randy Scarbery facing 1-2-3
Jamie Quirk pinch hits for Todd Cruz (SS) batting 1st
t9 3-5 0 --- O KCR J. Quirk R. Scarbery 4% 96% Lineout: 1B
Pete LaCock pinch hits for John Wathan (1B) batting 2nd
t9 3-5 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock R. Scarbery 3% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 3-5 2 --- O KCR A. Otis R. Scarbery 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 5.

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