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Standings
CLE
@CAL
7
5
 
(10)
KCR
@CHW
3
7
TEX
@DET
5
1
NYY
@OAK
6
4
MIL
@SEA
1
4
BAL
@TOR
10
2
STL
@ATL
6
3
CHC
@CIN
4
6
PIT
@HOU
1
4
SFG
@MON
3
4
LAD
@NYM
1
7
SDP
@PHI
3
4
Wednesday, August 31, 1983, 7:36PM
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 31,346, Time of Game: 2:51
Royals
3
64-67
 Lost 4 
2nd, 10½ GB
at White Sox
7
75-57
 Won 5 
1st
W: Floyd Bannister (13-10)
L: Larry Gura (10-16)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  1  0   1  0  0   0  1  0    3  9  0
White Sox       0  1  0   1  0  0   3  2  X    7 11  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
U.L. Washington SS 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .233 .296 .325 .621 -0.018 0.82 0.052 -0.070 0.3 3 2 HR
John Wathan 1B-RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .253 .297 .320 .618 -0.074 0.72 0.000 -0.074 -0.6 5 0
George Brett 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .310 .387 .570 .957 -0.045 0.68 0.014 -0.059 -0.3 0 2
Hal McRae DH 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .323 .386 .486 .871 -0.023 0.80 0.037 -0.060 -0.3
Leon Roberts RF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .265 .322 .431 .753 0.057 1.51 0.057 0.000 0.6 1 0
   Greg Pryor 1B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .220 .273 .286 .558 0.021 0.64 0.043 -0.022 0.1 7 0
Don Slaught C 4 0 3 0 0 1 4 .300 .329 .360 .689 0.014 1.32 0.109 -0.095 0.3 1 0
Butch Davis LF 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .355 .394 .452 .846 -0.003 1.28 0.098 -0.101 -0.2 2 0 GDP
Onix Concepcion 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .218 .261 .316 .576 -0.073 1.01 0.000 -0.073 -0.7 1 4
Pat Sheridan CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .293 .332 .438 .770 -0.094 1.21 0.000 -0.094 -0.9 4 0
Larry Gura P 0 2
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
   Mike Armstrong P 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 9 2 1 9 34 .273 .294 .364 .658 -0.238 0.96 0.410 -0.648 -1.7 24 10
HR: U Washington (5, off F Bannister, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: U Washington 4; D Slaught 3; B Davis 2; G Pryor; L Roberts; G Brett.
GIDP: B Davis (1).
RBI: U Washington (37); B Davis (4).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
PB: D Slaught (2).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dave Stegman CF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .207 .324 .241 .566 0.037 0.83 0.071 -0.034 0.2 0 0
   Rudy Law PR-CF 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 .280 .332 .350 .682 0.005 0.21 0.005 0.000 0.1 0 0 SF
Carlton Fisk C 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .286 .356 .528 .885 -0.067 0.83 0.041 -0.109 -0.2 8 1 2B
Tom Paciorek 1B 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .274 .318 .409 .727 0.098 1.27 0.129 -0.030 0.9 7 0
   Mike Squires 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .210 .319 .268 .587 -0.002 0.09 0.000 -0.002 -0.3 3 0
Greg Luzinski DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .241 .339 .482 .820 -0.164 1.75 0.000 -0.164 -1.5
Ron Kittle LF 2 1 1 3 2 0 4 .252 .310 .496 .806 0.360 1.64 0.376 -0.015 2.9 2 1 HR
Harold Baines RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .271 .324 .405 .729 -0.156 1.51 0.000 -0.156 -1.6 1 1
Vance Law 3B 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .238 .306 .334 .641 0.039 0.85 0.089 -0.050 0.6 1 1 2B
Jerry Dybzinski SS 3 1 2 0 0 0 4 .237 .286 .299 .585 0.080 0.95 0.109 -0.029 0.3 3 6 2·2B,SH
Julio Cruz 2B 2 1 1 3 0 0 4 .241 .305 .324 .629 0.031 1.37 0.085 -0.053 1.4 2 3 3B,2·SF
Floyd Bannister P 0 0
Team Totals 30 7 11 7 5 0 39 .367 .421 .667 1.088 0.261 1.15 0.905 -0.642 2.8 27 13
2B: C Fisk (23, off L Gura); J Dybzinski 2 (9, 2 off L Gura); V Law (13, off L Gura).
3B: J Cruz (5, off M Armstrong).
HR: R Kittle (27, off D Quisenberry, 7th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: J Cruz 2 (7, 2 off L Gura); R Law (2, off M Armstrong).
SH: J Dybzinski (10, off L Gura).
TB: J Dybzinski 4; R Kittle 4; T Paciorek 3; C Fisk 3; J Cruz 3; V Law 2; H Baines.
RBI: J Cruz 3 (40); R Kittle 3 (77); R Law (27).
2-out RBI: R Kittle 3.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Dybzinski-J Cruz-T Paciorek.
Outfield Assists: R Kittle (H McRae at home plate); H Baines (B Davis at 2nd base).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura, L (10-16) 6.1 8 4 3 4 0 0 4.94 30 39 0.067 1.26 0.7
Dan Quisenberry 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 1 1.99 3 2 2 -0.281 2.18 -2.1
Mike Armstrong 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 4.09 6 0 0 -0.046 0.19 -1.5
Team Totals 8 11 7 6 5 0 1 6.75 39 39 2 2 -0.260 1.15 -2.8

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Floyd Bannister, W (13-10) 9 9 3 3 1 9 1 3.64 34 65 0.239 0.96 1.7
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 1 9 1 3.00 34 65 0.239 0.96 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: M Armstrong (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rocky Roe, 1B - Dale Ford, 2B - Rick Reed, 3B - Larry Barnett.
Time of Game: 2:51.
Attendance: 31,346.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 74° F, Wind 13mph in unknown direction, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Chicago White Sox
1 U.L. Washington SS 1 Dave Stegman CF
2 John Wathan 1B 2 Carlton Fisk C
3 George Brett 3B 3 Tom Paciorek 1B
4 Hal McRae DH 4 Greg Luzinski DH
5 Leon Roberts RF 5 Ron Kittle LF
6 Don Slaught C 6 Harold Baines RF
7 Butch Davis LF 7 Vance Law 3B
8 Onix Concepcion 2B 8 Jerry Dybzinski SS
9 Pat Sheridan CF 9 Julio Cruz 2B
Larry Gura P Floyd Bannister P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 2-2 2 -23 RRR CHW R. Kittle D. Quisenberry 33% 93% Home Run; Law Scores; Paciorek Scores
t4 1-1 0 1-- KCR D. Slaught F. Bannister -11% 35% Single to RF; Pryor to 3B
t2 0-0 1 12- R KCR B. Davis F. Bannister -10% 36% Single to CF; Roberts Scores; Slaught to 2B
b4 1-2 0 --- CHW V. Law L. Gura 8% 51% Double to LF
b1 0-0 2 123 O CHW H. Baines L. Gura -7% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 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' Floyd Bannister facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR U. Washington F. Bannister 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan F. Bannister 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Bannister 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' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHW D. Stegman L. Gura -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- CHW C. Fisk L. Gura 4% 57% Double to LF
b1 0-0 1 -2- CHW T. Paciorek L. Gura 5% 61% Single to LF; Fisk to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 O CHW G. Luzinski L. Gura -6% 55% Lineout: SS
b1 0-0 2 1-3 CHW R. Kittle L. Gura 2% 57% Walk; Paciorek to 2B
b1 0-0 2 123 O CHW H. Baines L. Gura -7% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Floyd Bannister facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- KCR H. McRae F. Bannister -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- KCR L. Roberts F. Bannister -6% 41% Single to LF; McRae to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- O KCR D. Slaught F. Bannister 5% 46% Single to LF; McRae out at Hm/LF-2B; Roberts to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- R KCR B. Davis F. Bannister -10% 36% Single to CF; Roberts Scores; Slaught to 2B
t2 1-0 1 12- O KCR O. Concepcion F. Bannister 4% 40% Flyball: RF
t2 1-0 2 12- O KCR P. Sheridan F. Bannister 4% 44% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 7-8-9
Greg Pryor replaces Leon Roberts (RF) playing 1B batting 5th
John Wathan moves from 1B to RF
b2 0-1 0 --- O CHW V. Law L. Gura -3% 42% Flyball: RF
b2 0-1 1 --- CHW J. Dybzinski L. Gura 4% 46% Double to LF
b2 0-1 1 -2- CHW J. Cruz L. Gura 3% 49% Passed Ball; Dybzinski to 3B
b2 0-1 1 --3 RO CHW J. Cruz L. Gura 2% 51% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Dybzinski Scores/unER
b2 1-1 2 --- O CHW D. Stegman L. Gura -1% 50% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Floyd Bannister facing 1-2-3
t3 1-1 0 --- O KCR U. Washington F. Bannister 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-1 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan F. Bannister 2% 54% Strikeout
t3 1-1 2 --- KCR G. Brett F. Bannister -1% 53% Single to RF
t3 1-1 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae F. Bannister 3% 56% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 2-3-4
b3 1-1 0 --- O CHW C. Fisk L. Gura -3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-1 1 --- CHW T. Paciorek L. Gura 3% 56% Single to CF
b3 1-1 1 1-- O CHW G. Luzinski L. Gura -3% 53% Flyball: RF
b3 1-1 2 1-- CHW R. Kittle L. Gura 2% 55% Walk; Paciorek to 2B
b3 1-1 2 12- O CHW H. Baines L. Gura -5% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Floyd Bannister facing 5-6-7
t4 1-1 0 --- KCR G. Pryor F. Bannister -4% 46% Single to LF
t4 1-1 0 1-- KCR D. Slaught F. Bannister -11% 35% Single to RF; Pryor to 3B
t4 1-1 0 1-3 ROO KCR B. Davis F. Bannister 7% 42% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Pryor Scores/No RBI
t4 2-1 2 --- O KCR O. Concepcion F. Bannister 1% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 7-8-9
b4 1-2 0 --- CHW V. Law L. Gura 8% 51% Double to LF
b4 1-2 0 -2- O CHW J. Dybzinski L. Gura -2% 49% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Law to 3B
b4 1-2 1 --3 RO CHW J. Cruz L. Gura 2% 51% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Law Scores
b4 2-2 2 --- CHW D. Stegman L. Gura 1% 53% Walk
b4 2-2 2 1-- O CHW C. Fisk L. Gura -3% 50% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, White Sox' Floyd Bannister facing 9-1-2
t5 2-2 0 --- O KCR P. Sheridan F. Bannister 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t5 2-2 1 --- O KCR U. Washington F. Bannister 2% 55% Flyball: LF
t5 2-2 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan F. Bannister 1% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 3-4-5
b5 2-2 0 --- O CHW T. Paciorek L. Gura -3% 54% Flyball: CF
b5 2-2 1 --- O CHW G. Luzinski L. Gura -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-2 2 --- O CHW R. Kittle L. Gura -2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, White Sox' Floyd Bannister facing 3-4-5
t6 2-2 0 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Bannister 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-2 1 --- O KCR H. McRae F. Bannister 2% 56% Strikeout
t6 2-2 2 --- O KCR G. Pryor F. Bannister 2% 58% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 6-7-8
b6 2-2 0 --- O CHW H. Baines L. Gura -3% 54% Single to RF; Baines out at 2B/2B-SS
b6 2-2 1 --- O CHW V. Law L. Gura -2% 52% Flyball: LF
b6 2-2 2 --- CHW J. Dybzinski L. Gura 4% 55% Double to LF
b6 2-2 2 -2- O CHW J. Cruz L. Gura -5% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, White Sox' Floyd Bannister facing 6-7-8
t7 2-2 0 --- O KCR D. Slaught F. Bannister 4% 54% Strikeout Looking
t7 2-2 1 --- O KCR B. Davis F. Bannister 3% 57% Single to RF; Davis out at 2B/RF-SS
t7 2-2 2 --- O KCR O. Concepcion F. Bannister 2% 59% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
b7 2-2 0 --- CHW D. Stegman L. Gura 6% 65% Walk
Rudy Law pinch runs for Dave Stegman (CF) batting 1st
b7 2-2 0 1-- O CHW C. Fisk L. Gura -5% 59% Flyball: CF
b7 2-2 1 1-- CHW T. Paciorek L. Gura 6% 65% Single to LF; Law to 2B
Dan Quisenberry replaces Larry Gura pitching
b7 2-2 1 12- O CHW G. Luzinski D. Quisenberry -5% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B; Law to 3B; Paciorek to 2B
b7 2-2 2 -23 RRR CHW R. Kittle D. Quisenberry 33% 93% Home Run; Law Scores; Paciorek Scores
b7 5-2 2 --- O CHW H. Baines D. Quisenberry -0% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, White Sox' Floyd Bannister facing 9-1-2
Mike Squires replaces Tom Paciorek playing 1B batting 3rd
Rudy Law moves from PR to CF
t8 2-5 0 --- O KCR P. Sheridan F. Bannister 2% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-5 1 --- R KCR U. Washington F. Bannister -5% 90% Home Run
t8 3-5 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan F. Bannister 3% 92% Flyball: SS
t8 3-5 2 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Bannister 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Mike Armstrong facing 7-8-9
Mike Armstrong replaces Dan Quisenberry pitching
b8 5-3 0 --- CHW V. Law M. Armstrong 1% 95% Walk
b8 5-3 0 1-- O CHW J. Dybzinski M. Armstrong -1% 94% Foul Flyball: C
b8 5-3 1 1-- R CHW J. Cruz M. Armstrong 4% 98% Triple to LF; Law Scores
b8 6-3 1 --3 RO CHW R. Law M. Armstrong 1% 99% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Cruz Scores
b8 7-3 2 --- CHW C. Fisk M. Armstrong 0% 99% Single to CF
b8 7-3 2 1-- CHW M. Squires M. Armstrong 0% 99% Wild Pitch; Fisk to 2B
b8 7-3 2 -2- O CHW M. Squires M. Armstrong -0% 98% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 7.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-7, White Sox' Floyd Bannister facing 4-5-6
t9 3-7 0 --- O KCR H. McRae F. Bannister 1% 99% Strikeout
t9 3-7 1 --- O KCR G. Pryor F. Bannister 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B
t9 3-7 2 --- KCR D. Slaught F. Bannister -0% 100% Single to LF
t9 3-7 2 1-- O KCR B. Davis F. Bannister 0% 100% Strikeout; Davis out at 1B/C-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 7.

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