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8
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@OAK
6
7
 
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11
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5
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5
7
Friday, August 31, 1984,
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 21,828, Time of Game: 2:57
Royals
3
67-67
 Won 1 
2nd, 2 GB
at White Sox
1
62-71
 Lost 2 
4th, 6½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  1    3  7  0
White Sox       1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  6  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 2 2 0 1 0 5 .305 .358 .393 .751 0.329 1.11 0.355 -0.026 2.7 0 0 3B,2B
Pat Sheridan RF 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .294 .345 .407 .751 -0.020 1.17 0.091 -0.111 -0.1 2 0
Dane Iorg 1B 4 0 0 2 0 1 5 .238 .269 .377 .646 -0.036 1.51 0.055 -0.091 -0.9 8 0 SF
   John Wathan 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .286 .291 .576 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 3 0
Jorge Orta DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .300 .340 .458 .798 -0.075 1.11 0.011 -0.086 -0.6
Darryl Motley LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .287 .323 .443 .766 -0.095 1.32 0.011 -0.106 -0.8 2 0
Frank White 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .268 .306 .433 .739 -0.114 1.08 0.000 -0.114 -1.1 0 3
Don Slaught C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .267 .304 .383 .687 0.012 0.71 0.049 -0.037 0.0 10 0
Greg Pryor 3B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .265 .301 .377 .678 0.045 1.01 0.080 -0.035 0.6 1 3
Buddy Biancalana SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .209 .237 .309 .546 -0.157 1.44 0.000 -0.157 -1.4 0 4 SH,GDP
Charlie Leibrandt P 1 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 2
Team Totals 32 3 7 2 5 3 39 .219 .316 .313 .628 -0.111 1.17 0.652 -0.763 -1.7 27 12
2B: W Wilson (14, off R Dotson).
3B: W Wilson (9, off R Dotson).
SF: D Iorg (6, off R Dotson).
SH: B Biancalana (3, off R Dotson).
TB: W Wilson 5; G Pryor 2; P Sheridan 2; D Slaught.
GIDP: B Biancalana (1).
RBI: D Iorg 2 (29).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 12.

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rudy Law CF 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .257 .322 .342 .664 0.052 1.11 0.121 -0.070 0.3 4 0 SB
Tom Paciorek RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .250 .314 .334 .648 -0.011 1.35 0.074 -0.085 -0.4 1 0
Greg Walker 1B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .270 .315 .504 .819 -0.075 1.61 0.034 -0.109 -0.2 14 0
Carlton Fisk C 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .231 .289 .468 .756 -0.066 1.98 0.111 -0.177 -0.1 3 0 2B
Greg Luzinski DH 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .243 .336 .372 .708 -0.025 1.32 0.032 -0.057 -0.2 HBP
   Jerry Hairston PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .247 .372 .407 .778 -0.064 2.49 0.000 -0.064 -0.2
Ron Kittle LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .217 .298 .457 .755 -0.133 1.65 0.018 -0.151 -1.1 1 0
Vance Law 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .248 .298 .393 .691 -0.049 1.07 0.029 -0.077 -0.3 1 1
Scott Fletcher SS-2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .242 .323 .306 .629 -0.061 1.23 0.023 -0.084 -0.4 3 5 2B
   Mike Squires PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .183 .239 .195 .434 -0.049 1.88 0.000 -0.049 -0.2
Julio Cruz 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .209 .275 .309 .584 -0.097 1.21 0.000 -0.097 -0.7 0 4
   Jerry Dybzinski SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .316 .308 .623 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Roy Smalley PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .216 .277 .345 .622 -0.031 1.23 0.000 -0.031 -0.2
Richard Dotson P 0 3
Team Totals 33 1 6 1 3 10 37 .182 .270 .242 .513 -0.609 1.43 0.442 -1.051 -3.7 27 14
2B: C Fisk (18, off C Leibrandt); S Fletcher (8, off C Leibrandt).
HBP: G Luzinski (3, by C Leibrandt).
TB: C Fisk 2; S Fletcher 2; R Law; R Kittle; G Walker; V Law.
RBI: C Fisk (40).
2-out RBI: C Fisk.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Fletcher-G Walker.
E: J Dybzinski (6).
Baserunning
SB: R Law (27, 2nd base off C Leibrandt/D Slaught).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Charlie Leibrandt, W (8-6) 6.2 6 1 1 3 8 0 3.53 30 63 0.276 1.33 2.2
Dan Quisenberry, S (36) 2.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.74 7 2 0 0.333 1.85 1.5
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 3 10 0 1.00 37 63 2 0 0.609 1.43 3.7

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Richard Dotson, L (13-11) 9 7 3 2 5 3 0 3.53 39 61 0.109 1.17 1.7
Team Totals 9 7 3 2 5 3 0 2.00 39 61 0.109 1.17 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: C Leibrandt (3; G Luzinski).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Young, 1B - Ken Kaiser, 2B - Dale Ford, 3B - Larry Barnett.
Time of Game: 2:57.
Attendance: 21,828.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Chicago White Sox
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Rudy Law CF
2 Pat Sheridan RF 2 Tom Paciorek RF
3 Dane Iorg 1B 3 Greg Walker 1B
4 Jorge Orta DH 4 Carlton Fisk C
5 Darryl Motley LF 5 Greg Luzinski DH
6 Frank White 2B 6 Ron Kittle LF
7 Don Slaught C 7 Vance Law 3B
8 Greg Pryor 3B 8 Scott Fletcher SS
9 Buddy Biancalana SS 9 Julio Cruz 2B
Charlie Leibrandt P Richard Dotson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 1-1 0 --- KCR W. Wilson R. Dotson 17% 67% Triple
b1 0-1 2 1-- R CHW C. Fisk C. Leibrandt -11% 47% Double; Walker Scores
b7 1-2 2 12- O CHW C. Fisk D. Quisenberry 9% 74% Groundout: P-1B
b7 1-2 1 12- O CHW G. Walker C. Leibrandt 9% 65% Foul Flyball: 3B
t9 2-1 1 -2- R KCR W. Wilson R. Dotson 8% 93% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Pryor Scores/No RBI/unER; Wilson 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' Richard Dotson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson R. Dotson 6% 56% Double
t1 0-0 0 -2- KCR P. Sheridan R. Dotson 6% 62% Single; Wilson to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 RO KCR D. Iorg R. Dotson -1% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wilson Scores; Sheridan to 2B
t1 1-0 1 -2- O KCR J. Orta R. Dotson -3% 58% Flyball: LF; Sheridan to 3B
t1 1-0 2 --3 KCR D. Motley R. Dotson 1% 60% Walk
t1 1-0 2 1-3 O KCR F. White R. Dotson -4% 55% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O CHW R. Law C. Leibrandt 2% 58% Flyball: LF
b1 0-1 1 --- O CHW T. Paciorek C. Leibrandt 2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-1 2 --- CHW G. Walker C. Leibrandt -1% 58% Single
b1 0-1 2 1-- R CHW C. Fisk C. Leibrandt -11% 47% Double; Walker Scores
b1 1-1 2 -2- O CHW G. Luzinski C. Leibrandt 3% 50% Flyball: P
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 7-8-9
t2 1-1 0 --- O KCR D. Slaught R. Dotson -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
t2 1-1 1 --- KCR G. Pryor R. Dotson 3% 50% Single
t2 1-1 1 1-- OO KCR B. Biancalana R. Dotson -5% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- O CHW R. Kittle C. Leibrandt 2% 47% Flyball: RF
b2 1-1 1 --- O CHW V. Law C. Leibrandt 2% 49% Strikeout
b2 1-1 2 --- CHW S. Fletcher C. Leibrandt -2% 47% Double
b2 1-1 2 -2- O CHW J. Cruz C. Leibrandt 3% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 1-2-3
t3 1-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson R. Dotson -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-1 1 --- KCR P. Sheridan R. Dotson 3% 50% Single
t3 1-1 1 1-- O KCR D. Iorg R. Dotson -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B; Sheridan to 2B
t3 1-1 2 -2- KCR J. Orta R. Dotson 1% 49% Walk
t3 1-1 2 12- O KCR D. Motley R. Dotson -5% 44% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- CHW R. Law C. Leibrandt -4% 40% Walk
b3 1-1 0 1-- CHW T. Paciorek C. Leibrandt -3% 38% Law Steals 2B
b3 1-1 0 -2- O CHW T. Paciorek C. Leibrandt 5% 42% Strikeout
b3 1-1 1 -2- CHW G. Walker C. Leibrandt -2% 40% Walk
b3 1-1 1 12- O CHW C. Fisk C. Leibrandt 5% 45% Strikeout
b3 1-1 2 12- CHW G. Luzinski C. Leibrandt -3% 42% Hit By Pitch; Law to 3B; Walker to 2B
b3 1-1 2 123 O CHW R. Kittle C. Leibrandt 8% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 6-7-8
t4 1-1 0 --- O KCR F. White R. Dotson -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t4 1-1 1 --- KCR D. Slaught R. Dotson 3% 50% Walk
t4 1-1 1 1-- O KCR G. Pryor R. Dotson -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t4 1-1 2 1-- O KCR B. Biancalana R. Dotson -3% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 7-8-9
b4 1-1 0 --- O CHW V. Law C. Leibrandt 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-1 1 --- O CHW S. Fletcher C. Leibrandt 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-1 2 --- O CHW J. Cruz C. Leibrandt 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 1-2-3
t5 1-1 0 --- KCR W. Wilson R. Dotson 5% 55% Walk
t5 1-1 0 1-- O KCR P. Sheridan R. Dotson -2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wilson to 2B
t5 1-1 1 -2- O KCR D. Iorg R. Dotson -5% 48% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-1 2 -2- O KCR J. Orta R. Dotson -5% 43% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
b5 1-1 0 --- O CHW R. Law C. Leibrandt 3% 46% Strikeout
b5 1-1 1 --- O CHW T. Paciorek C. Leibrandt 2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-1 2 --- O CHW G. Walker C. Leibrandt 2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 5-6-7
t6 1-1 0 --- O KCR D. Motley R. Dotson -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-1 1 --- O KCR F. White R. Dotson -2% 44% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-1 2 --- KCR D. Slaught R. Dotson 2% 46% Single
t6 1-1 2 1-- KCR G. Pryor R. Dotson 3% 49% Walk; Slaught to 2B
t6 1-1 2 12- O KCR B. Biancalana R. Dotson -7% 42% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 4-5-6
b6 1-1 0 --- O CHW C. Fisk C. Leibrandt 3% 46% Strikeout
b6 1-1 1 --- O CHW G. Luzinski C. Leibrandt 2% 48% Strikeout
b6 1-1 2 --- CHW R. Kittle C. Leibrandt -2% 46% Single
b6 1-1 2 1-- CHW V. Law C. Leibrandt -3% 44% Single; Kittle to 2B
b6 1-1 2 12- O CHW S. Fletcher C. Leibrandt 6% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 1-2-3
t7 1-1 0 --- KCR W. Wilson R. Dotson 17% 67% Triple
t7 1-1 0 --3 O KCR P. Sheridan R. Dotson -8% 59% Flyball: SS
t7 1-1 1 --3 RO KCR D. Iorg R. Dotson 6% 65% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Wilson Scores
t7 2-1 2 --- O KCR J. Orta R. Dotson -1% 63% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 9-1-2
b7 1-2 0 --- O CHW J. Cruz C. Leibrandt 5% 68% Strikeout Looking
b7 1-2 1 --- CHW R. Law C. Leibrandt -5% 63% Single (Bunt)
b7 1-2 1 1-- CHW T. Paciorek C. Leibrandt -7% 56% Walk; Law to 2B
b7 1-2 1 12- O CHW G. Walker C. Leibrandt 9% 65% Foul Flyball: 3B
Dan Quisenberry replaces Charlie Leibrandt pitching
b7 1-2 2 12- O CHW C. Fisk D. Quisenberry 9% 74% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 5-6-7
Scott Fletcher moves from SS to 2B
Jerry Dybzinski replaces Julio Cruz (2B) playing SS batting 9th
t8 2-1 0 --- O KCR D. Motley R. Dotson -2% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-1 1 --- O KCR F. White R. Dotson -2% 70% Flyball: CF
t8 2-1 2 --- O KCR D. Slaught R. Dotson -1% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 5-6-7
Jerry Hairston pinch hits for Greg Luzinski (DH) batting 5th
b8 1-2 0 --- O CHW J. Hairston D. Quisenberry 6% 75% Strikeout Looking
b8 1-2 1 --- O CHW R. Kittle D. Quisenberry 5% 80% Flyball: RF
b8 1-2 2 --- O CHW V. Law D. Quisenberry 3% 83% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 1.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 8-9-1
t9 2-1 0 --- KCR G. Pryor R. Dotson 2% 86% Single
t9 2-1 0 1-- O KCR B. Biancalana R. Dotson -1% 85% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Pryor to 2B
t9 2-1 1 -2- R KCR W. Wilson R. Dotson 8% 93% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Pryor Scores/No RBI/unER; Wilson to 2B
t9 3-1 1 -2- O KCR P. Sheridan R. Dotson -1% 92% Flyball: 3B
t9 3-1 2 -2- O KCR D. Iorg R. Dotson -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 8-9-1
John Wathan replaces Dane Iorg playing 1B batting 3rd
Mike Squires pinch hits for Scott Fletcher (2B) batting 8th
b9 1-3 0 --- O CHW M. Squires D. Quisenberry 5% 95% Groundout: P-2B-1B
Roy Smalley pinch hits for Jerry Dybzinski (SS) batting 9th
b9 1-3 1 --- O CHW R. Smalley D. Quisenberry 3% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 1-3 2 --- O CHW R. Law D. Quisenberry 2% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 1.

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