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Standings
NYY
@CAL
6
11
KCR
@CHW
1
6
BOS
@CLE
4
1
DET
@OAK
5
7
BAL
@SEA
9
10
MIL
@TEX
4
8
MIN
@TOR
4
12
CHC
@ATL
4
1
PIT
@CIN
5
7
 
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LAD
@MON
4
3
SDP
@NYM
4
7
SDP
@NYM
6
10
SFG
@PHI
7
2
HOU
@STL
8
4
Saturday, September 1, 1984,
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 24,509, Time of Game: 2:30
Royals
1
67-68
 Lost 1 
3rd, 2 GB
at White Sox
6
63-71
 Won 1 
4th, 5½ GB
W: LaMarr Hoyt (11-15)
L: Bret Saberhagen (7-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  6  0
White Sox       1  0  4   0  0  0   0  1  X    6 10  0

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 1 1 0 0 4 .304 .357 .394 .751 0.008 0.57 0.050 -0.041 0.7 3 0 2B
Pat Sheridan RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .291 .342 .403 .744 -0.077 0.65 0.000 -0.077 -1.3 0 0
Dane Iorg 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .234 .265 .370 .635 -0.057 0.50 0.000 -0.057 -1.1 7 1
Jorge Orta DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .300 .339 .459 .798 0.050 0.38 0.064 -0.014 0.1 2B
Darryl Motley LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .286 .322 .441 .764 -0.055 0.50 0.004 -0.060 -0.7 7 0
Frank White 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .265 .303 .429 .732 -0.052 0.47 0.000 -0.052 -0.9 0 1
Don Slaught C 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .271 .307 .392 .699 -0.008 0.54 0.026 -0.034 0.5 5 0 2·2B
Greg Pryor 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .266 .301 .376 .677 -0.009 0.67 0.031 -0.040 0.1 0 2
Buddy Biancalana SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .205 .233 .304 .536 -0.030 0.58 0.000 -0.030 -0.4 0 3
   Hal McRae PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .299 .355 .399 .753 -0.029 1.09 0.000 -0.029 -0.7
   Bucky Dent SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bret Saberhagen P 1 0
   Larry Gura P 0 0
   Joe Beckwith P 0 0
   Frank Wills P 1 0
Team Totals 33 1 6 1 0 6 33 .182 .182 .303 .485 -0.259 0.55 0.175 -0.434 -3.7 24 7
2B: J Orta (20, off L Hoyt); D Slaught 2 (23, 2 off L Hoyt); W Wilson (15, off L Hoyt).
TB: D Slaught 4; J Orta 2; W Wilson 2; G Pryor; D Motley.
RBI: W Wilson (38).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 9.

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 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .256 .321 .340 .661 -0.011 0.38 0.022 -0.033 -1.0 4 0
Jerry Hairston DH 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .247 .369 .416 .785 0.108 0.47 0.129 -0.021 0.8 3B
Greg Walker 1B 4 2 3 1 0 1 4 .275 .319 .507 .826 0.052 0.32 0.055 -0.003 1.0 8 0
   Mike Squires 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .183 .239 .195 .434 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
Carlton Fisk C 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .232 .291 .470 .760 0.094 0.39 0.111 -0.017 0.6 6 0 2B
Roy Smalley 3B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .217 .277 .353 .630 0.063 0.42 0.098 -0.035 1.0 0 1 HR
   Vance Law 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .298 .393 .691 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ron Kittle LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .217 .297 .457 .755 -0.022 0.26 0.004 -0.025 0.0 2 0 2B
Daryl Boston RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .207 .233 .310 .544 -0.023 0.23 0.000 -0.023 -1.0 2 0
Scott Fletcher SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .241 .323 .304 .627 -0.011 0.15 0.002 -0.013 -0.1 1 3 SB
   Tom O'Malley PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .115 .179 .115 .294 -0.002 0.08 0.000 -0.002 -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 0
Julio Cruz 2B 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .213 .279 .313 .592 -0.010 0.27 0.011 -0.021 1.0 2 4
LaMarr Hoyt P 1 0
Team Totals 34 6 10 6 3 5 37 .294 .351 .500 .851 0.238 0.32 0.432 -0.193 1.8 27 9
2B: C Fisk (19, off B Saberhagen); R Kittle (12, off F Wills).
3B: J Hairston (2, off B Saberhagen).
HR: R Smalley (10, off B Saberhagen, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to CF).
TB: R Smalley 4; G Walker 3; J Hairston 3; C Fisk 2; R Kittle 2; J Cruz 2; R Law.
RBI: R Smalley 2 (33); J Hairston (17); J Cruz (39); G Walker (56); C Fisk (41).
2-out RBI: R Smalley 2; J Cruz; C Fisk.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Baserunning
SB: S Fletcher (8, 2nd base off L Gura/D Slaught).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen, L (7-10) 2.2 6 5 5 0 1 1 3.89 14 27 -0.264 0.71 -3.6
Larry Gura 3.1 1 0 0 3 3 0 5.11 14 0 0 0.027 0.11 1.7
Joe Beckwith 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.90 4 0 0 0.004 0.07 0.5
Frank Wills 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 6.59 5 0 0 -0.006 0.09 -0.5
Team Totals 8 10 6 6 3 5 1 6.75 37 27 0 0 -0.239 0.32 -1.8

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
LaMarr Hoyt, W (11-15) 9 6 1 1 0 6 0 4.35 33 77 0.261 0.55 3.7
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 0 6 0 1.00 33 77 0.261 0.55 3.7
Balks: None.
WP: J Beckwith (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ken Kaiser, 1B - Dale Ford, 2B - Larry Barnett, 3B - Larry Young.
Time of Game: 2:30.
Attendance: 24,509.
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 Jerry Hairston DH
3 Dane Iorg 1B 3 Greg Walker 1B
4 Jorge Orta DH 4 Carlton Fisk C
5 Darryl Motley LF 5 Roy Smalley 3B
6 Frank White 2B 6 Ron Kittle LF
7 Don Slaught C 7 Daryl Boston RF
8 Greg Pryor 3B 8 Scott Fletcher SS
9 Buddy Biancalana SS 9 Julio Cruz 2B
Bret Saberhagen P LaMarr Hoyt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-0 1 1-- R CHW J. Hairston B. Saberhagen 13% 80% Triple; Law Scores
b1 0-0 2 1-- R CHW C. Fisk B. Saberhagen 11% 63% Double; Walker Scores
b3 3-0 2 1-- RR CHW R. Smalley B. Saberhagen 10% 92% Home Run; Walker Scores
t2 0-1 0 --- KCR J. Orta L. Hoyt -6% 54% Double
t8 0-5 1 1-3 R KCR W. Wilson L. Hoyt -5% 91% Double; Slaught Scores; Pryor 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' LaMarr Hoyt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson L. Hoyt 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR P. Sheridan L. Hoyt 2% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR D. Iorg L. Hoyt 1% 55% Flyball: 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' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHW R. Law B. Saberhagen -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHW J. Hairston B. Saberhagen -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- CHW G. Walker B. Saberhagen 1% 52% Single
b1 0-0 2 1-- R CHW C. Fisk B. Saberhagen 11% 63% Double; Walker Scores
b1 1-0 2 -2- O CHW R. Smalley B. Saberhagen -3% 60% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' LaMarr Hoyt facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- KCR J. Orta L. Hoyt -6% 54% Double
t2 0-1 0 -2- O KCR D. Motley L. Hoyt 5% 58% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-1 1 -2- O KCR F. White L. Hoyt 4% 62% Flyball: RF
t2 0-1 2 -2- O KCR D. Slaught L. Hoyt 3% 66% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- O CHW R. Kittle B. Saberhagen -2% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- O CHW D. Boston B. Saberhagen -1% 62% Flyball: LF
b2 1-0 2 --- O CHW S. Fletcher B. Saberhagen -1% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' LaMarr Hoyt facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O KCR G. Pryor L. Hoyt 3% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- O KCR B. Biancalana L. Hoyt 2% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson L. Hoyt 1% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- O CHW J. Cruz B. Saberhagen -2% 65% Flyball: LF
b3 1-0 1 --- CHW R. Law B. Saberhagen 2% 67% Single
b3 1-0 1 1-- R CHW J. Hairston B. Saberhagen 13% 80% Triple; Law Scores
b3 2-0 1 --3 R CHW G. Walker B. Saberhagen 4% 84% Single; Hairston Scores
b3 3-0 1 1-- O CHW C. Fisk B. Saberhagen -1% 83% Flyball: LF
b3 3-0 2 1-- RR CHW R. Smalley B. Saberhagen 10% 92% Home Run; Walker Scores
Larry Gura replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
b3 5-0 2 --- O CHW R. Kittle L. Gura -0% 92% Flyball: LF
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 5.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, White Sox' LaMarr Hoyt facing 2-3-4
t4 0-5 0 --- O KCR P. Sheridan L. Hoyt 1% 93% Flyball: LF
t4 0-5 1 --- O KCR D. Iorg L. Hoyt 1% 94% Flyball: CF
t4 0-5 2 --- O KCR J. Orta L. Hoyt 0% 95% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 7-8-9
b4 5-0 0 --- O CHW D. Boston L. Gura -0% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 5-0 1 --- O CHW S. Fletcher L. Gura -0% 94% Flyball: CF
b4 5-0 2 --- CHW J. Cruz L. Gura 0% 94% Single
b4 5-0 2 1-- O CHW R. Law L. Gura -0% 94% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 5.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, White Sox' LaMarr Hoyt facing 5-6-7
t5 0-5 0 --- O KCR D. Motley L. Hoyt 1% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-5 1 --- O KCR F. White L. Hoyt 1% 96% Flyball: SS
t5 0-5 2 --- KCR D. Slaught L. Hoyt -1% 95% Double
t5 0-5 2 -2- O KCR G. Pryor L. Hoyt 1% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 2-3-4
b5 5-0 0 --- O CHW J. Hairston L. Gura -0% 96% Strikeout
b5 5-0 1 --- O CHW G. Walker L. Gura -0% 95% Strikeout
b5 5-0 2 --- CHW C. Fisk L. Gura 0% 96% Walk
b5 5-0 2 1-- O CHW R. Smalley L. Gura -0% 95% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 5.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, White Sox' LaMarr Hoyt facing 9-1-2
t6 0-5 0 --- O KCR B. Biancalana L. Hoyt 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-5 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson L. Hoyt 1% 97% Flyball: RF
t6 0-5 2 --- O KCR P. Sheridan L. Hoyt 0% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 6-7-8
b6 5-0 0 --- O CHW R. Kittle L. Gura -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
b6 5-0 1 --- O CHW D. Boston L. Gura -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b6 5-0 2 --- CHW S. Fletcher L. Gura 0% 97% Walk
b6 5-0 2 1-- CHW J. Cruz L. Gura 0% 97% Fletcher Steals 2B
b6 5-0 2 -2- CHW J. Cruz L. Gura 0% 97% Walk
b6 5-0 2 12- O CHW R. Law L. Gura -0% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, White Sox' LaMarr Hoyt facing 3-4-5
t7 0-5 0 --- O KCR D. Iorg L. Hoyt 1% 98% Flyball: 2B
t7 0-5 1 --- O KCR J. Orta L. Hoyt 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 0-5 2 --- KCR D. Motley L. Hoyt -0% 98% Single
t7 0-5 2 1-- O KCR F. White L. Hoyt 1% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Joe Beckwith facing 2-3-4
Joe Beckwith replaces Larry Gura pitching
b7 5-0 0 --- O CHW J. Hairston J. Beckwith -0% 98% Flyball: 1B
b7 5-0 1 --- CHW G. Walker J. Beckwith 0% 99% Single
b7 5-0 1 1-- CHW C. Fisk J. Beckwith 0% 99% Wild Pitch; Walker to 2B
b7 5-0 1 -2- O CHW C. Fisk J. Beckwith -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 5-0 2 -2- O CHW R. Smalley J. Beckwith -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, White Sox' LaMarr Hoyt facing 7-8-9
Mike Squires replaces Greg Walker playing 1B batting 3rd
Vance Law replaces Roy Smalley playing 3B batting 5th
t8 0-5 0 --- KCR D. Slaught L. Hoyt -2% 97% Double
t8 0-5 0 -2- KCR G. Pryor L. Hoyt -3% 93% Single; Slaught to 3B
Hal McRae pinch hits for Buddy Biancalana (SS) batting 9th
t8 0-5 0 1-3 O KCR H. McRae L. Hoyt 3% 96% Strikeout
t8 0-5 1 1-3 R KCR W. Wilson L. Hoyt -5% 91% Double; Slaught Scores; Pryor to 3B
t8 1-5 1 -23 O KCR P. Sheridan L. Hoyt 4% 96% Flyball: 2B
t8 1-5 2 -23 O KCR D. Iorg L. Hoyt 3% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 5-1, Royals' Frank Wills facing 6-7-8
Frank Wills replaces Joe Beckwith pitching
Bucky Dent replaces Hal McRae (PH) playing SS batting 9th
b8 5-1 0 --- CHW R. Kittle F. Wills 0% 99% Double
b8 5-1 0 -2- O CHW D. Boston F. Wills -0% 99% Bunt Popfly: P
Tom O'Malley pinch hits for Scott Fletcher (SS) batting 8th
b8 5-1 1 -2- O CHW T. O'Malley F. Wills -0% 99% Strikeout
b8 5-1 2 -2- R CHW J. Cruz F. Wills 1% 99% Single; Kittle Scores; Cruz to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b8 6-1 2 -2- O CHW R. Law F. Wills -0% 99% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 6.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-6, White Sox' LaMarr Hoyt facing 4-5-6
Jerry Dybzinski replaces Tom O'Malley (PH) playing SS batting 8th
t9 1-6 0 --- O KCR J. Orta L. Hoyt 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 1-6 1 --- O KCR D. Motley L. Hoyt 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 1-6 2 --- O KCR F. White L. Hoyt 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 6.

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