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@CHW
3
5
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@CLE
11
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@CLE
2
4
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@DET
3
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@MIL
0
2
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@TEX
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4
8
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@PIT
5
2
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@PIT
4
1
CHC
@SFG
3
2
CHC
@SFG
3
2
Sunday, August 3, 1980, 1:15PM
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 14,329, Time of Game: 2:32
Royals
3
64-40
 Lost 1 
1st
at White Sox
5
46-57
 Won 1 
5th, 17½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  1   1  1  0   0  0  0    3  7  0
White Sox       1  2  0   0  0  1   0  1  X    5 10  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 LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .342 .377 .448 .825 -0.051 1.63 0.063 -0.114 -0.1 3 0
Hal McRae DH 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .308 .357 .507 .863 0.037 1.75 0.144 -0.107 0.4 HR
George Brett 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .386 .447 .659 1.106 -0.084 1.33 0.033 -0.117 -0.6 1 1
Darrell Porter C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .299 .392 .402 .794 -0.088 1.29 0.044 -0.132 -0.5 4 1
Willie Aikens 1B 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .275 .373 .435 .808 0.089 1.21 0.140 -0.051 0.7 5 0
   Rusty Torres PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .288 .190 .478 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Pete LaCock 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .254 .238 .491 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Amos Otis CF 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .248 .316 .396 .712 -0.018 1.42 0.075 -0.093 0.2 1 0
Clint Hurdle RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .297 .364 .483 .848 -0.145 1.37 0.000 -0.145 -1.2 5 1
Frank White 2B 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .271 .289 .346 .635 0.037 1.62 0.094 -0.058 0.2 2 1
   Jamie Quirk PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .252 .259 .350 .609 -0.024 0.94 0.000 -0.024 -0.2
Rance Mulliniks SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .067 .167 .067 .233 -0.018 1.61 0.037 -0.055 -0.0 2 3
   U.L. Washington PH-SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .269 .328 .381 .709 -0.046 1.64 0.000 -0.046 -0.3 1 0
Paul Splittorff P 0 1
   Renie Martin P 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 7 3 2 4 36 .206 .250 .294 .544 -0.311 1.45 0.630 -0.942 -1.5 24 8
HR: H McRae (9, off R Dotson, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: H McRae 4; W Aikens 3; D Porter; F White; G Brett.
RBI: H McRae 2 (53); A Otis (25).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: C Hurdle (B Kimm at home plate).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Squires 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .271 .339 .348 .688 -0.119 0.91 0.000 -0.119 -1.4 9 2
Greg Pryor 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .270 .294 .375 .669 0.035 0.82 0.067 -0.032 0.4 3 2
Jim Morrison 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .270 .321 .418 .739 0.066 0.80 0.094 -0.029 0.4 1 4 SB
Lamar Johnson DH 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .261 .314 .414 .728 -0.055 1.07 0.012 -0.067 -0.6 SF
Wayne Nordhagen RF 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 .290 .306 .525 .832 0.225 0.66 0.253 -0.027 1.7 4 1 2·HR
Chet Lemon CF 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .274 .362 .424 .785 -0.007 0.76 0.066 -0.073 0.0 1 0 CS
Ron Pruitt LF 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .264 .316 .333 .650 0.063 0.94 0.078 -0.015 0.8 1 0
   Thad Bosley PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .236 .285 .293 .578 -0.022 0.42 0.000 -0.022 -0.4 0 0
Bruce Kimm C 3 0 2 1 0 0 3 .260 .307 .312 .619 0.045 0.70 0.055 -0.011 0.7 5 0
Todd Cruz SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .251 .296 .331 .627 -0.041 0.92 0.000 -0.041 -0.6 3 2
Richard Dotson P 0 0
Team Totals 31 5 10 5 2 3 34 .323 .353 .516 .869 0.190 0.81 0.625 -0.436 1.0 27 11
HR: W Nordhagen 2 (14, 1 off P Splittorff, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF, 1 off R Martin, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: L Johnson (5, off P Splittorff).
TB: W Nordhagen 8; C Lemon 2; G Pryor 2; B Kimm 2; J Morrison; R Pruitt.
RBI: W Nordhagen 2 (45); G Pryor (26); L Johnson (53); B Kimm (15).
2-out RBI: G Pryor; W Nordhagen.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Squires-J Morrison-M Squires-G Pryor.
E: T Cruz (17).
Outfield Assists: W Nordhagen (W Aikens at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: J Morrison (7, 2nd base off P Splittorff/D Porter).
CS: C Lemon (4, 2nd base by R Martin/D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, L (8-8) 5 9 4 4 1 0 1 4.66 24 32 -0.252 0.94 -1.9
Renie Martin 3 1 1 1 1 3 1 4.46 10 1 0 0.063 0.51 0.9
Team Totals 8 10 5 5 2 3 2 5.62 34 32 1 0 -0.189 0.81 -1.0
P Splittorff faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Richard Dotson, W (8-6) 9 7 3 2 2 4 1 4.14 36 65 0.311 1.45 1.5
Team Totals 9 7 3 2 2 4 1 2.00 36 65 0.311 1.45 1.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Palermo, 1B - Dave Phillips, 2B - Larry McCoy, 3B - Rick Reed.
Time of Game: 2:32.
Attendance: 14,329.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 74° F.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Chicago White Sox
1 Willie Wilson LF 1 Mike Squires 1B
2 Hal McRae DH 2 Greg Pryor 3B
3 George Brett 3B 3 Jim Morrison 2B
4 Darrell Porter C 4 Lamar Johnson DH
5 Willie Aikens 1B 5 Wayne Nordhagen RF
6 Amos Otis CF 6 Chet Lemon CF
7 Clint Hurdle RF 7 Ron Pruitt LF
8 Frank White 2B 8 Bruce Kimm C
9 Rance Mulliniks SS 9 Todd Cruz SS
Paul Splittorff P Richard Dotson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 3-3 0 --- R CHW W. Nordhagen P. Splittorff 17% 74% Home Run
t5 2-3 1 --- R KCR H. McRae R. Dotson -14% 53% Home Run
t4 1-3 0 1-- KCR W. Aikens R. Dotson -11% 58% Single to CF; Porter to 3B
b8 4-3 2 --- R CHW W. Nordhagen R. Martin 8% 93% Home Run
b2 1-0 0 1-- CHW R. Pruitt P. Splittorff 8% 77% Single to RF; Lemon to 3B

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' Richard Dotson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson R. Dotson 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Dotson 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Dotson 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-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' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHW M. Squires P. Splittorff -2% 53% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-0 1 --- CHW G. Pryor P. Splittorff 2% 55% Single to LF
b1 0-0 1 1-- CHW J. Morrison P. Splittorff 6% 61% Single to CF; Pryor to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 RO CHW L. Johnson P. Splittorff 1% 63% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Pryor Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- O CHW W. Nordhagen P. Splittorff -2% 61% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O KCR D. Porter R. Dotson 2% 63% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-1 1 --- O KCR W. Aikens R. Dotson 2% 65% Lineout: CF
t2 0-1 2 --- O KCR A. Otis R. Dotson 1% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- CHW C. Lemon P. Splittorff 3% 69% Single to LF
b2 1-0 0 1-- CHW R. Pruitt P. Splittorff 8% 77% Single to RF; Lemon to 3B
b2 1-0 0 1-3 R CHW B. Kimm P. Splittorff 4% 81% Single to RF; Lemon Scores; Pruitt to 2B
b2 2-0 0 12- O CHW T. Cruz P. Splittorff -0% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B; Pruitt to 3B; Kimm to 2B
b2 2-0 1 -23 O CHW M. Squires P. Splittorff -5% 76% Popfly: SS
b2 2-0 2 -23 RO CHW G. Pryor P. Splittorff 4% 80% Single to RF; Pruitt Scores; Kimm out at Hm/RF-C
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 3.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 7-8-9
t3 0-3 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle R. Dotson 2% 82% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-3 1 --- KCR F. White R. Dotson -2% 80% Single to RF
t3 0-3 1 1-- KCR R. Mulliniks R. Dotson -4% 76% Fielder's Choice SS; White to 2B/Adv on E6
t3 0-3 1 12- KCR W. Wilson R. Dotson -6% 70% Walk; White to 3B; Mulliniks to 2B
t3 0-3 1 123 RO KCR H. McRae R. Dotson 2% 72% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; White Scores/unER; Mulliniks to 3B
t3 1-3 2 1-3 O KCR G. Brett R. Dotson 5% 77% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 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% Lineout: RF
b3 3-1 1 --- O CHW L. Johnson P. Splittorff -1% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 3-1 2 --- O CHW W. Nordhagen P. Splittorff -1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 4-5-6
t4 1-3 0 --- KCR D. Porter R. Dotson -4% 69% Single to RF
t4 1-3 0 1-- KCR W. Aikens R. Dotson -11% 58% Single to CF; Porter to 3B
t4 1-3 0 1-3 R KCR A. Otis R. Dotson -7% 51% Fielder's Choice ; Porter Scores; Aikens to 2B
t4 2-3 0 12- O KCR C. Hurdle R. Dotson 7% 58% Popfly: 3B
t4 2-3 1 12- O KCR F. White R. Dotson 6% 63% Popfly: 1B
t4 2-3 2 12- O KCR R. Mulliniks R. Dotson 5% 69% Foul Popfly: 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 6-7-8
b4 3-2 0 --- O CHW C. Lemon P. Splittorff -2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 3-2 1 --- O CHW R. Pruitt P. Splittorff -2% 65% Flyball: CF
b4 3-2 2 --- CHW B. Kimm P. Splittorff 1% 66% Single to CF
b4 3-2 2 1-- O CHW T. Cruz P. Splittorff -2% 64% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 1-2-3
t5 2-3 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson R. Dotson 3% 67% Foul Popfly: C
t5 2-3 1 --- R KCR H. McRae R. Dotson -14% 53% Home Run
t5 3-3 1 --- KCR G. Brett R. Dotson -3% 50% Single to RF
t5 3-3 1 1-- OO KCR D. Porter R. Dotson 7% 57% Double Play: Groundout: 1B-2B-1B-3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
b5 3-3 0 --- O CHW M. Squires P. Splittorff -3% 54% Flyball: LF
b5 3-3 1 --- O CHW G. Pryor P. Splittorff -2% 51% Groundout: P-1B
b5 3-3 2 --- CHW J. Morrison P. Splittorff 2% 53% Walk
b5 3-3 2 1-- CHW L. Johnson P. Splittorff 1% 55% Morrison Steals 2B
b5 3-3 2 -2- O CHW L. Johnson P. Splittorff -5% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 5-6-7
t6 3-3 0 --- O KCR W. Aikens R. Dotson 3% 53% Single to RF; Aikens out at 2B/RF-SS
t6 3-3 1 --- O KCR A. Otis R. Dotson 2% 56% Lineout: RF
t6 3-3 2 --- O KCR C. Hurdle R. Dotson 2% 57% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
b6 3-3 0 --- R CHW W. Nordhagen P. Splittorff 17% 74% Home Run
b6 4-3 0 --- CHW C. Lemon P. Splittorff 3% 77% Single to CF
Renie Martin replaces Paul Splittorff pitching
Thad Bosley pinch hits for Ron Pruitt (LF) batting 7th
b6 4-3 0 1-- O CHW T. Bosley R. Martin -5% 72% Lemon Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b6 4-3 1 --- O CHW T. Bosley R. Martin -2% 71% Strikeout Looking
b6 4-3 2 --- O CHW B. Kimm R. Martin -1% 70% Lineout: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 4.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 8-9-1
Thad Bosley moves from PH to LF
t7 3-4 0 --- KCR F. White R. Dotson -7% 63% Walk
U.L. Washington pinch hits for Rance Mulliniks (SS) batting 9th
t7 3-4 0 1-- O KCR U. Washington R. Dotson 3% 66% Groundout: SS-1B; White to 2B
t7 3-4 1 -2- O KCR W. Wilson R. Dotson 6% 72% Groundout: SS-1B; White to 3B
t7 3-4 2 --3 O KCR H. McRae R. Dotson 7% 79% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 4.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Renie Martin facing 9-1-2
U.L. Washington moves from PH to SS
b7 4-3 0 --- O CHW T. Cruz R. Martin -2% 77% Flyball: RF
b7 4-3 1 --- O CHW M. Squires R. Martin -1% 76% Flyball: LF
b7 4-3 2 --- O CHW G. Pryor R. Martin -1% 75% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 3-4-5
t8 3-4 0 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Dotson 5% 80% Popfly: SS
t8 3-4 1 --- O KCR D. Porter R. Dotson 4% 84% Strikeout Looking
t8 3-4 2 --- KCR W. Aikens R. Dotson -3% 81% Single to RF
Rusty Torres pinch runs for Willie Aikens (1B) batting 5th
t8 3-4 2 1-- O KCR A. Otis R. Dotson 6% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 4.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Renie Martin facing 3-4-5
Pete LaCock replaces Rusty Torres (PR) playing 1B batting 5th
b8 4-3 0 --- O CHW J. Morrison R. Martin -1% 86% Popfly: 3B
b8 4-3 1 --- O CHW L. Johnson R. Martin -1% 85% Strikeout Looking
b8 4-3 2 --- R CHW W. Nordhagen R. Martin 8% 93% Home Run
b8 5-3 2 --- CHW C. Lemon R. Martin 0% 93% Walk
b8 5-3 2 1-- O CHW T. Bosley R. Martin -1% 93% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 7-8-9
t9 3-5 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle R. Dotson 4% 96% Lineout: RF
Jamie Quirk pinch hits for Frank White (2B) batting 8th
t9 3-5 1 --- O KCR J. Quirk R. Dotson 2% 99% Flyball: RF
t9 3-5 2 --- O KCR U. Washington R. Dotson 1% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 5.

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