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TEX
@BOS
4
8
NYY
@CAL
2
3
KCR
@CHW
7
3
DET
@OAK
5
3
 
(13)
BAL
@SEA
0
4
CHC
@ATL
3
2
STL
@HOU
2
1
SDP
@MON
3
0
SFG
@NYM
0
7
LAD
@PHI
0
2
CIN
@PIT
1
5
Thursday, August 22, 1985,
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 22,505, Time of Game: 3:05
Royals
7
66-52
 Won 2 
2nd, 1½ GB
at White Sox
3
58-59
 Lost 2 
4th, 9 GB
W: Danny Jackson (12-7)
L: Joel Davis (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  0  1   0  0  4   0  0  1    7 10  1
White Sox       0  3  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  5  3

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 5 1 3 2 0 0 5 .289 .326 .426 .752 0.215 1.15 0.284 -0.070 2.9 4 0 2·3B
Lonnie Smith LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .256 .346 .350 .696 -0.006 1.01 0.080 -0.086 -0.4 1 0
   Lynn Jones LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .233 .264 .291 .555 0.008 0.25 0.008 0.000 0.2 1 0
George Brett 3B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .352 .450 .574 1.024 -0.005 0.86 0.097 -0.102 -0.6 1 1 GDP
Hal McRae DH 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .242 .333 .445 .779 0.090 0.66 0.116 -0.026 0.5
Dane Iorg RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .216 .266 .328 .594 -0.128 1.36 0.000 -0.128 -1.2 0 0
   Darryl Motley RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .231 .262 .407 .669 -0.005 0.21 0.000 -0.005 -0.1 2 0
Frank White 2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .236 .271 .399 .670 -0.120 1.05 0.041 -0.161 -1.4 0 5
Steve Balboni 1B 4 1 1 2 0 2 4 .249 .301 .473 .775 0.233 0.96 0.283 -0.050 1.1 8 0 HR
John Wathan C 2 1 1 0 1 1 4 .247 .366 .341 .708 0.067 0.53 0.071 -0.004 0.6 9 0 HBP
Buddy Biancalana SS 2 2 1 0 1 0 4 .177 .255 .250 .505 0.025 0.93 0.061 -0.037 0.7 1 1
Danny Jackson P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 1
Team Totals 35 7 10 6 3 5 40 .286 .359 .486 .845 0.374 0.90 1.041 -0.669 2.2 27 8
3B: W Wilson 2 (18, 1 off D Spillner, 1 off J Davis).
HR: S Balboni (26, off J Davis, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
HBP: J Wathan (1, by J Davis).
TB: W Wilson 7; S Balboni 4; H McRae 2; J Wathan; L Smith; B Biancalana; G Brett.
GIDP: G Brett (10).
RBI: S Balboni 2 (67); W Wilson 2 (40); H McRae (50); L Smith (33).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Brett-S Balboni.
E: L Smith (8).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Reid Nichols LF 2 0 1 1 2 0 4 .259 .330 .341 .671 0.113 0.85 0.137 -0.024 1.2 2 0 2B
   Joe DeSa PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .286 .450 .736 -0.006 0.22 0.000 -0.006 -0.2
Scott Fletcher SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .235 .307 .265 .572 -0.098 0.93 0.000 -0.098 -1.1 3 2
Harold Baines RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .307 .354 .429 .783 -0.012 0.87 0.045 -0.057 -0.0 3 0
Carlton Fisk C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .241 .321 .533 .855 -0.095 0.91 0.000 -0.095 -1.0 6 0
Tim Hulett 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .253 .317 .354 .671 -0.088 0.87 0.014 -0.102 -0.9 1 4
Ron Kittle DH 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .211 .285 .418 .703 0.019 0.77 0.060 -0.042 0.2
Greg Walker 1B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .264 .321 .456 .778 -0.015 0.88 0.040 -0.055 -0.3 5 1
Luis Salazar CF 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .214 .239 .340 .579 0.096 1.46 0.152 -0.056 0.9 3 0
   Rudy Law PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .254 .310 .373 .683 -0.006 0.23 0.000 -0.006 -0.2
Julio Cruz 2B 3 0 0 1 0 1 3 .185 .294 .217 .512 -0.038 1.02 0.004 -0.042 -0.5 4 2
   Jerry Hairston PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .267 .412 .386 .798 0.004 0.12 0.004 0.000 0.1
Joel Davis P 0 0
   Dan Spillner P 0 0
   Dave Wehrmeister P 0 0
   Juan Agosto P 0 0
   Jerry Don Gleaton P 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 5 3 5 9 37 .156 .270 .188 .458 -0.126 0.87 0.456 -0.583 -1.8 27 9
2B: R Nichols (4, off D Jackson).
TB: H Baines 2; R Nichols 2; G Walker; L Salazar.
RBI: R Nichols (12); J Cruz (12); L Salazar (31).
2-out RBI: R Nichols.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 3. J Cruz-S Fletcher-G Walker; T Hulett-G Walker; G Walker-C Fisk.
E: J Cruz (6); C Fisk (7); S Fletcher (6).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Danny Jackson, W (12-7) 7.2 5 3 0 4 8 0 3.05 32 67 0.083 0.95 1.0
Dan Quisenberry, S (30) 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.35 5 1 0 0.043 0.36 0.8
Team Totals 9 5 3 0 5 9 0 0.00 37 67 1 0 0.126 0.87 1.8

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joel Davis, L (1-1) 5.1 7 5 5 3 2 1 3.72 26 33 -0.223 1.13 -1.4
Dan Spillner 1.2 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.50 6 1 1 -0.152 0.84 -0.9
Dave Wehrmeister 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.35 3 0 0 0.017 0.21 0.5
Juan Agosto 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.50 2 0 0 -0.013 0.18 -1.0
Jerry Don Gleaton 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7.47 3 2 1 -0.002 0.15 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 7 6 3 5 1 6.00 40 33 3 2 -0.373 0.90 -2.2
J Agosto faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Davis (1; J Wathan).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Welke, 1B - Marty Springstead, 2B - Vic Voltaggio, 3B - Durwood Merrill.
Time of Game: 3:05.
Attendance: 22,505.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Chicago White Sox
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Reid Nichols LF
2 Lonnie Smith LF 2 Scott Fletcher SS
3 George Brett 3B 3 Harold Baines RF
4 Hal McRae DH 4 Carlton Fisk C
5 Dane Iorg RF 5 Tim Hulett 3B
6 Frank White 2B 6 Ron Kittle DH
7 Steve Balboni 1B 7 Greg Walker 1B
8 John Wathan C 8 Luis Salazar CF
9 Buddy Biancalana SS 9 Julio Cruz 2B
Danny Jackson P Joel Davis P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 2-3 1 1-- RR KCR S. Balboni J. Davis 28% 63% Home Run; White Scores
t6 4-3 1 12- RR KCR W. Wilson D. Spillner 19% 89% Triple; Wathan Scores; Biancalana Scores/unER
b2 0-1 1 12- R CHW L. Salazar D. Jackson -15% 36% Single; Kittle Scores/unER; Walker to 3B; Salazar to 2B/Adv on throw
t3 2-3 1 1-3 OO KCR F. White J. Davis -13% 33% Double Play: Flyball: 3B-1B
t3 1-3 0 1-3 R KCR H. McRae J. Davis 10% 53% Single; Smith Scores; Brett 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' Joel Davis facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson J. Davis 9% 59% Triple
t1 0-0 0 --3 R KCR L. Smith J. Davis 4% 63% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Wilson Scores
t1 1-0 0 1-- OO KCR G. Brett J. Davis -7% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t1 1-0 2 --- KCR H. McRae J. Davis 1% 57% Single
t1 1-0 2 1-- O KCR D. Iorg J. Davis -2% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O CHW R. Nichols D. Jackson 2% 57% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 1 --- O CHW S. Fletcher D. Jackson 2% 59% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-1 2 --- CHW H. Baines D. Jackson -1% 58% Single
b1 0-1 2 1-- O CHW C. Fisk D. Jackson 2% 60% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, White Sox' Joel Davis facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O KCR F. White J. Davis -2% 58% Flyball: CF
t2 1-0 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni J. Davis -2% 56% Strikeout
t2 1-0 2 --- KCR J. Wathan J. Davis 1% 58% Single
t2 1-0 2 1-- KCR B. Biancalana J. Davis 2% 59% Walk; Wathan to 2B
t2 1-0 2 12- O KCR W. Wilson J. Davis -4% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- O CHW T. Hulett D. Jackson 3% 58% Strikeout
b2 0-1 1 --- CHW R. Kittle D. Jackson -3% 55% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Kittle to 1B
b2 0-1 1 1-- CHW G. Walker D. Jackson -4% 51% Single; Kittle to 2B
b2 0-1 1 12- R CHW L. Salazar D. Jackson -15% 36% Single; Kittle Scores/unER; Walker to 3B; Salazar to 2B/Adv on throw
b2 1-1 1 -23 RO CHW J. Cruz D. Jackson -0% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B; Walker Scores/unER; Salazar to 3B
b2 2-1 2 --3 R CHW R. Nichols D. Jackson -9% 27% Double; Salazar Scores/unER
b2 3-1 2 -2- O CHW S. Fletcher D. Jackson 2% 29% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Joel Davis facing 2-3-4
t3 1-3 0 --- KCR L. Smith J. Davis 4% 33% Single
t3 1-3 0 1-- KCR G. Brett J. Davis 10% 43% Single; Smith to 3B
t3 1-3 0 1-3 R KCR H. McRae J. Davis 10% 53% Single; Smith Scores; Brett to 3B
t3 2-3 0 1-3 O KCR D. Iorg J. Davis -7% 46% Strikeout
t3 2-3 1 1-3 OO KCR F. White J. Davis -13% 33% Double Play: Flyball: 3B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 3-4-5
b3 3-2 0 --- CHW H. Baines D. Jackson -3% 30% Single (Bunt)
b3 3-2 0 1-- O CHW C. Fisk D. Jackson 3% 33% Lineout: CF
b3 3-2 1 1-- OO CHW T. Hulett D. Jackson 5% 38% Double Play: Flyball: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 3.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, White Sox' Joel Davis facing 7-8-9
t4 2-3 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni J. Davis -3% 35% Flyball: RF
t4 2-3 1 --- KCR J. Wathan J. Davis 3% 38% Hit By Pitch
t4 2-3 1 1-- O KCR B. Biancalana J. Davis -4% 35% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t4 2-3 2 1-- O KCR W. Wilson J. Davis -3% 32% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 6-7-8
b4 3-2 0 --- CHW R. Kittle D. Jackson -3% 28% Walk
b4 3-2 0 1-- O CHW G. Walker D. Jackson 3% 31% Strikeout
b4 3-2 1 1-- O CHW L. Salazar D. Jackson 3% 34% Flyball: LF
b4 3-2 2 1-- O CHW J. Cruz D. Jackson 2% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, White Sox' Joel Davis facing 2-3-4
t5 2-3 0 --- O KCR L. Smith J. Davis -3% 33% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-3 1 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Davis -2% 31% Flyball: SS
t5 2-3 2 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Davis -2% 29% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 1-2-3
b5 3-2 0 --- CHW R. Nichols D. Jackson -3% 26% Walk
b5 3-2 0 1-- O CHW S. Fletcher D. Jackson 3% 29% Bunt Popfly: 1B
b5 3-2 1 1-- O CHW H. Baines D. Jackson 3% 32% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 3-2 2 1-- O CHW C. Fisk D. Jackson 2% 34% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, White Sox' Joel Davis facing 5-6-7
t6 2-3 0 --- O KCR D. Iorg J. Davis -4% 31% Lineout: RF
t6 2-3 1 --- KCR F. White J. Davis 4% 35% Walk
t6 2-3 1 1-- RR KCR S. Balboni J. Davis 28% 63% Home Run; White Scores
t6 4-3 1 --- KCR J. Wathan J. Davis 3% 66% Walk
Dan Spillner replaces Joel Davis pitching
t6 4-3 1 1-- KCR B. Biancalana D. Spillner 4% 70% Reached on Interference on C; Wathan to 2B
t6 4-3 1 12- RR KCR W. Wilson D. Spillner 19% 89% Triple; Wathan Scores; Biancalana Scores/unER
t6 6-3 1 --3 OO KCR L. Smith D. Spillner -5% 83% Double Play: Foul Flyball: 1B-C
4 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 6, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 5-6-7
Lynn Jones replaces Lonnie Smith playing LF batting 2nd
Darryl Motley replaces Dane Iorg playing RF batting 5th
b6 3-6 0 --- O CHW T. Hulett D. Jackson 3% 86% Flyball: LF
b6 3-6 1 --- O CHW R. Kittle D. Jackson 2% 88% Strikeout
b6 3-6 2 --- O CHW G. Walker D. Jackson 1% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, White Sox 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, White Sox' Dan Spillner facing 3-4-5
t7 6-3 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Spillner -1% 88% Flyball: LF
t7 6-3 1 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Spillner -1% 87% Flyball: RF
t7 6-3 2 --- O KCR D. Motley D. Spillner -1% 87% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 8-9-1
b7 3-6 0 --- O CHW L. Salazar D. Jackson 3% 90% Flyball: RF
b7 3-6 1 --- O CHW J. Cruz D. Jackson 2% 92% Strikeout Looking
b7 3-6 2 --- CHW R. Nichols D. Jackson -2% 90% Walk
b7 3-6 2 1-- O CHW S. Fletcher D. Jackson 3% 93% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, White Sox 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, White Sox' Dave Wehrmeister facing 6-7-8
Dave Wehrmeister replaces Dan Spillner pitching
t8 6-3 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Wehrmeister -1% 92% Flyball: 2B
t8 6-3 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni D. Wehrmeister -1% 91% Strikeout
t8 6-3 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan D. Wehrmeister -0% 91% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 3-4-5
b8 3-6 0 --- O CHW H. Baines D. Jackson 3% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 3-6 1 --- O CHW C. Fisk D. Jackson 2% 96% Flyball: RF
b8 3-6 2 --- CHW T. Hulett D. Jackson -1% 94% Walk
Dan Quisenberry replaces Danny Jackson pitching
b8 3-6 2 1-- O CHW R. Kittle D. Quisenberry 2% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, White Sox 3.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, White Sox' Juan Agosto facing 9-1-2
Juan Agosto replaces Dave Wehrmeister pitching
t9 6-3 0 --- KCR B. Biancalana J. Agosto 1% 97% Single
t9 6-3 0 1-- KCR W. Wilson J. Agosto 1% 98% Single; Biancalana to 2B
Jerry Don Gleaton replaces Juan Agosto pitching
t9 6-3 0 12- RO KCR L. Jones J. Gleaton 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Biancalana Scores/Adv on E4 (throw to 1B)/No RBI; Jones to 2B
t9 7-3 1 -2- O KCR G. Brett J. Gleaton -0% 98% Flyball: CF
t9 7-3 2 -2- O KCR H. McRae J. Gleaton -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 7, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-7, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 7-8-9
b9 3-7 0 --- O CHW G. Walker D. Quisenberry 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
Rudy Law pinch hits for Luis Salazar (CF) batting 8th
b9 3-7 1 --- O CHW R. Law D. Quisenberry 1% 100% Strikeout
Jerry Hairston pinch hits for Julio Cruz (2B) batting 9th
b9 3-7 2 --- CHW J. Hairston D. Quisenberry -0% 99% Walk
Joe DeSa pinch hits for Reid Nichols (LF) batting 1st
b9 3-7 2 1-- O CHW J. DeSa D. Quisenberry 1% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, White Sox 3.

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