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Standings
TOR
@CAL
9
2
KCR
@CHW
2
8
BAL
@MIL
1
9
DET
@SEA
3
4
SDP
@CHC
9
6
Thursday, May 8, 1980, 7:35PM
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 7,410, Time of Game: 3:01
Royals
2
12-12
 Lost 1 
4th, 2½ GB
at White Sox
8
15-11
 Won 1 
2nd, ½ GB
W: Britt Burns (3-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    2  9  1
White Sox       0  3  0   0  3  0   1  1  X    8 13  1

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 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .277 .311 .386 .697 0.036 0.50 0.054 -0.018 0.4 1 0
U.L. Washington SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .299 .338 .403 .741 0.029 0.67 0.047 -0.018 0.4 0 6
Dave Chalk 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .217 .259 .261 .520 -0.114 0.85 0.001 -0.115 -1.3 0 2 GDP
Hal McRae LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .245 .280 .447 .727 -0.075 0.70 0.000 -0.075 -1.3 2 0
Darrell Porter DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .235 .278 .353 .631 -0.027 0.68 0.031 -0.058 -0.1 CS
John Wathan C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .400 .463 .517 .979 -0.038 0.57 0.013 -0.051 -0.5 2 0
Frank White 2B 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .261 .284 .337 .621 0.070 0.51 0.111 -0.041 1.4 2 2 HR
Jerry Terrell 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.039 0.38 0.000 -0.039 -1.0 14 1
Bob Detherage RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .304 .304 .478 .783 -0.040 0.52 0.000 -0.040 -0.6 2 0
Paul Splittorff P 0 0
   Marty Pattin P 1 0
   Steve Busby P 0 1
Team Totals 34 2 9 2 1 8 35 .265 .286 .353 .639 -0.198 0.58 0.257 -0.455 -2.5 24 12
HR: F White (1, off B Burns, 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: F White 5; U Washington 2; W Wilson 2; J Wathan; D Porter; D Chalk.
GIDP: D Chalk (2).
RBI: F White 2 (10).
2-out RBI: F White 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
E: U Washington (5).
Baserunning
CS: D Porter (1, 2nd base by B Burns/B Kimm).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alan Bannister LF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .191 .273 .225 .497 -0.049 0.49 0.009 -0.057 -1.8 2 0
Junior Moore 3B 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .240 .240 .280 .520 -0.011 0.37 0.023 -0.034 0.4 0 2 2B
Jim Morrison 2B 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .286 .333 .480 .813 0.058 0.33 0.075 -0.017 1.7 2 4 2B
Lamar Johnson 1B 4 0 1 2 0 0 5 .321 .375 .536 .911 -0.038 0.42 0.001 -0.039 0.2 8 1 SF
Chet Lemon CF 3 2 1 0 2 0 5 .265 .351 .357 .708 0.039 0.33 0.053 -0.014 0.6 6 0
Wayne Nordhagen DH 4 2 2 1 1 0 5 .357 .390 .625 1.015 0.159 0.57 0.176 -0.017 1.7 3B,2B,IW
Claudell Washington RF 4 1 3 2 0 0 4 .333 .396 .458 .855 0.097 0.73 0.112 -0.015 1.8 0 0 SB
   Harold Baines PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .275 .289 .488 .777 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.6 1 0
Bruce Kimm C 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .333 .373 .429 .802 0.012 0.63 0.023 -0.010 0.4 6 1
   Thad Bosley PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .400 .333 .733 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.6
   Harry Chappas SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .269 .208 .478 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Greg Pryor SS 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 .205 .250 .256 .506 0.038 0.91 0.049 -0.011 1.0 0 3 SF
   Bob Molinaro PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .364 .444 .509 .954 -0.002 0.09 0.000 -0.002 -0.8
   Marv Foley C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .321 .400 .721 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Britt Burns P 0 0
Team Totals 36 8 13 6 5 1 43 .361 .419 .500 .919 0.302 0.47 0.521 -0.217 4.0 27 11
2B: J Morrison (10, off P Splittorff); W Nordhagen (3, off S Busby); J Moore (1, off S Busby).
3B: W Nordhagen (3, off P Splittorff).
SF: G Pryor (1, off P Splittorff); L Johnson (3, off P Splittorff).
IBB: W Nordhagen (1, by P Splittorff).
TB: W Nordhagen 5; C Washington 3; J Moore 3; J Morrison 3; C Lemon; L Johnson; B Kimm; A Bannister.
RBI: C Washington 2 (6); L Johnson 2 (22); G Pryor (4); W Nordhagen (12).
2-out RBI: C Washington.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 5 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Pryor-J Morrison-L Johnson; B Kimm-J Morrison-L Johnson-J Morrison.
E: C Washington (2).
Baserunning
SB: C Washington (3, 2nd base off P Splittorff/J Wathan).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, L (3-2) 4.2 8 6 5 3 0 0 3.75 25 23 -0.277 0.75 -3.0
Marty Pattin 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 6 2 1 -0.018 0.28 -0.1
Steve Busby 2 4 2 2 2 1 0 16.88 12 0 0 -0.007 0.04 -1.0
Team Totals 8 13 8 7 5 1 0 7.88 43 23 2 1 -0.302 0.47 -4.0

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Britt Burns, W (3-2) 9 9 2 2 1 8 1 1.60 35 68 0.199 0.58 2.5
Team Totals 9 9 2 2 1 8 1 2.00 35 68 0.199 0.58 2.5
Balks: None.
WP: S Busby 2 (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: P Splittorff (1; W Nordhagen).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Jim Evans, 2B - Jim McKean, 3B - Ted Hendry.
Time of Game: 3:01.
Attendance: 7,410.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 46° F, Night.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-1 0 1-- R CHW W. Nordhagen P. Splittorff 17% 65% Triple to RF; Lemon Scores
t2 0-0 2 --- R KCR F. White B. Burns -11% 43% Home Run
b5 3-1 0 1-- CHW J. Morrison P. Splittorff 6% 90% Double to LF; Moore to 3B
t6 1-6 0 12- OO KCR D. Chalk B. Burns 6% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Wilson to 3B
t4 1-3 1 1-- OO KCR J. Wathan B. Burns 6% 79% Double Play: Strikeout, Porter Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B-1B-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' Britt Burns facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson B. Burns -4% 46% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O KCR U. Washington B. Burns 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wilson to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O KCR D. Chalk B. Burns 3% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wilson to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 O KCR H. McRae B. Burns 4% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHW A. Bannister P. Splittorff -2% 53% Foul Flyball: 1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHW J. Moore P. Splittorff -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- CHW J. Morrison P. Splittorff 1% 52% Single to LF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CHW L. Johnson P. Splittorff -2% 50% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Britt Burns facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter B. Burns 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan B. Burns 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- R KCR F. White B. Burns -11% 43% Home Run
t2 1-0 2 --- O KCR J. Terrell B. Burns 1% 44% Foul Flyball: 1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- CHW C. Lemon P. Splittorff 4% 48% Single to CF
b2 0-1 0 1-- R CHW W. Nordhagen P. Splittorff 17% 65% Triple to RF; Lemon Scores
b2 1-1 0 --3 R CHW C. Washington P. Splittorff 4% 69% Single to RF; Nordhagen Scores
b2 2-1 0 1-- CHW B. Kimm P. Splittorff 2% 71% Washington Steals 2B
b2 2-1 0 -2- O CHW B. Kimm P. Splittorff -1% 70% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Washington to 3B
b2 2-1 1 --3 RO CHW G. Pryor P. Splittorff 2% 72% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Washington Scores
b2 3-1 2 --- CHW A. Bannister P. Splittorff 1% 73% Single (LF-CF)
b2 3-1 2 1-- O CHW J. Moore P. Splittorff -2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Britt Burns facing 9-1-2
t3 1-3 0 --- O KCR B. Detherage B. Burns 2% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-3 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Burns 2% 76% Strikeout
t3 1-3 2 --- KCR U. Washington B. Burns -1% 74% Single to LF
t3 1-3 2 1-- O KCR D. Chalk B. Burns 2% 77% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 3-4-5
b3 3-1 0 --- O CHW J. Morrison P. Splittorff -2% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 3-1 1 --- O CHW L. Johnson P. Splittorff -1% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 3-1 2 --- CHW C. Lemon P. Splittorff 1% 75% Walk
b3 3-1 2 1-- O CHW W. Nordhagen P. Splittorff -2% 73% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Britt Burns facing 4-5-6
t4 1-3 0 --- O KCR H. McRae B. Burns 3% 76% Strikeout
t4 1-3 1 --- KCR D. Porter B. Burns -3% 73% Walk
t4 1-3 1 1-- OO KCR J. Wathan B. Burns 6% 79% Double Play: Strikeout, Porter Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B-1B-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
b4 3-1 0 --- O CHW C. Washington P. Splittorff -2% 77% Flyball: LF
b4 3-1 1 --- CHW B. Kimm P. Splittorff 2% 79% Walk
b4 3-1 1 1-- O CHW G. Pryor P. Splittorff -1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B; Kimm to 2B
b4 3-1 2 -2- O CHW A. Bannister P. Splittorff -2% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Britt Burns facing 7-8-9
t5 1-3 0 --- O KCR F. White B. Burns 3% 78% Strikeout
t5 1-3 1 --- O KCR J. Terrell B. Burns 2% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-3 2 --- O KCR B. Detherage B. Burns 1% 82% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
b5 3-1 0 --- CHW J. Moore P. Splittorff 2% 84% Single to RF
b5 3-1 0 1-- CHW J. Morrison P. Splittorff 6% 90% Double to LF; Moore to 3B
b5 3-1 0 -23 RO CHW L. Johnson P. Splittorff -0% 90% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Moore Scores
b5 4-1 1 -2- O CHW C. Lemon P. Splittorff -1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 4-1 2 -2- CHW W. Nordhagen P. Splittorff 0% 88% Intentional Walk
b5 4-1 2 12- R CHW C. Washington P. Splittorff 5% 93% Single to LF; Morrison Scores; Nordhagen to 2B
Marty Pattin replaces Paul Splittorff pitching
b5 5-1 2 12- CHW B. Kimm M. Pattin 1% 94% Single to LF; Nordhagen to 3B; Washington to 2B
b5 5-1 2 123 R CHW G. Pryor M. Pattin 3% 97% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Nordhagen Scores/No RBI/unER; Washington to 3B; Kimm to 2B; Pryor to 1B
b5 6-1 2 123 O CHW A. Bannister M. Pattin -1% 96% Foul Flyball: C
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 6.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-6, White Sox' Britt Burns facing 1-2-3
t6 1-6 0 --- KCR W. Wilson B. Burns -2% 94% Single to RF
t6 1-6 0 1-- KCR U. Washington B. Burns -3% 90% Single to RF; Wilson to 2B
t6 1-6 0 12- OO KCR D. Chalk B. Burns 6% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Wilson to 3B
t6 1-6 2 --3 O KCR H. McRae B. Burns 1% 98% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 6.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 6-1, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 2-3-4
b6 6-1 0 --- O CHW J. Moore M. Pattin -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 6-1 1 --- O CHW J. Morrison M. Pattin -0% 97% Groundout: 1B-P
b6 6-1 2 --- O CHW L. Johnson M. Pattin -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 6.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-6, White Sox' Britt Burns facing 5-6-7
t7 1-6 0 --- O KCR D. Porter B. Burns 1% 98% Flyball: LF
t7 1-6 1 --- KCR J. Wathan B. Burns -1% 97% Single to RF; Wathan to 2B/Adv on E9
t7 1-6 1 -2- O KCR F. White B. Burns 1% 98% Flyball: CF
t7 1-6 2 -2- O KCR J. Terrell B. Burns 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 6.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 6-1, Royals' Steve Busby facing 5-6-7
Steve Busby replaces Marty Pattin pitching
b7 6-1 0 --- CHW C. Lemon S. Busby 0% 99% Walk
b7 6-1 0 1-- CHW W. Nordhagen S. Busby 1% 99% Double to LF; Lemon to 3B
b7 6-1 0 -23 CHW C. Washington S. Busby 0% 99% Single; Lemon stays at 3B; Nordhagen stays at 2B
Thad Bosley pinch hits for Bruce Kimm (C) batting 8th
b7 6-1 0 123 R CHW T. Bosley S. Busby 0% 100% Wild Pitch; Lemon Scores; Nordhagen to 3B; Washington to 2B
b7 7-1 0 -23 O CHW T. Bosley S. Busby -0% 100% Strikeout
Bob Molinaro pinch hits for Greg Pryor (SS) batting 9th
b7 7-1 1 -23 O CHW B. Molinaro S. Busby -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b7 7-1 2 -23 O CHW A. Bannister S. Busby -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 7.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-7, White Sox' Britt Burns facing 9-1-2
Marv Foley replaces Bob Molinaro (PH) playing C batting 9th
Harry Chappas replaces Thad Bosley (PH) playing SS batting 8th
t8 1-7 0 --- O KCR B. Detherage B. Burns 0% 100% Strikeout
t8 1-7 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Burns 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t8 1-7 2 --- O KCR U. Washington B. Burns 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 7.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 7-1, Royals' Steve Busby facing 2-3-4
b8 7-1 0 --- CHW J. Moore S. Busby 0% 100% Double to RF
b8 7-1 0 -2- CHW J. Morrison S. Busby 0% 100% Walk
b8 7-1 0 12- R CHW L. Johnson S. Busby 0% 100% Single to LF; Moore Scores; Morrison to 2B
b8 8-1 0 12- CHW C. Lemon S. Busby 0% 100% Wild Pitch; Morrison to 3B; Johnson to 2B
b8 8-1 0 -23 O CHW C. Lemon S. Busby -0% 100% Foul Flyball: LF
b8 8-1 1 -23 O CHW W. Nordhagen S. Busby -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
Harold Baines pinch hits for Claudell Washington (RF) batting 7th
b8 8-1 2 -23 O CHW H. Baines S. Busby -0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 8.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-8, White Sox' Britt Burns facing 3-4-5
Harold Baines moves from PH to RF
t9 1-8 0 --- KCR D. Chalk B. Burns -0% 100% Single to CF
t9 1-8 0 1-- O KCR H. McRae B. Burns 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 1-8 1 1-- KCR D. Porter B. Burns -0% 100% Single to RF; Chalk to 2B
t9 1-8 1 12- O KCR J. Wathan B. Burns 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 1-8 2 12- R KCR F. White B. Burns -0% 100% Single to LF; Chalk Scores; Porter to 2B
t9 2-8 2 12- O KCR J. Terrell B. Burns 0% 100% Flyball: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 8.

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