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MIN
@BAL
3
2
 
(13)
DET
@CHW
7
6
KCR
@CLE
1
4
OAK
@NYY
1
2
SEP
@WSA
5
6
PHI
@CIN
0
4
MON
@HOU
0
5
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@LAD
7
0
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@SDP
6
3
STL
@SFG
3
0
Tuesday, May 20, 1969,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 3,622, Time of Game: 1:56
Royals
1
16-20
 Lost 4 
4th, 6 GB
at Indians
4
8-23
 Won 2 
6th, 14½ GB
W: Sam McDowell (3-4)
L: Mike Hedlund (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  2  1
Indians         0  1  0   0  0  3   0  0  X    4  9  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jackie Hernandez SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .599 -0.074 0.71 0.000 -0.074 -0.7 0 4
Jerry Adair 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .280 .633 -0.060 0.61 0.000 -0.060 -0.7 4 2
Lou Piniella LF 3 1 1 1 0 2 .273 .806 0.006 0.51 0.036 -0.029 0.8 1 2 HR
Joe Foy 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .660 -0.050 0.67 0.000 -0.050 -0.5 2 2
Chuck Harrison 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .606 -0.055 0.74 0.000 -0.055 -0.5 8 0
Bob Oliver CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .692 -0.053 0.71 0.000 -0.053 -0.5 3 0
Ed Kirkpatrick RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .185 .604 0.017 0.70 0.044 -0.027 0.1 0 0
Jim Campanis C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .438 -0.082 1.16 0.000 -0.082 -0.7 6 0
Mike Hedlund P 2 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .333 -0.058 1.22 0.000 -0.058 -0.4 0 0
   Dave Wickersham P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Juan Rios PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .602 -0.018 0.70 0.000 -0.018 -0.2
Team Totals 29 1 2 1 0 7 .069 .241 -0.427 0.75 0.080 -0.506 -3.2 24 10
HR: L Piniella (5, off S McDowell; 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF).
TB: L Piniella 4; E Kirkpatrick.
RBI: L Piniella (19).
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 0 for 0.
Fielding
E: J Hernandez (7).
Outfield Assists: L Piniella (L Brown at home plate); L Piniella (J Cardenal at 2nd base).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Zoilo Versalles 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .238 .701 -0.051 0.51 0.000 -0.051 -0.7 2 2
   Vern Fuller 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .119 .344 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jose Cardenal CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 .208 .601 0.079 0.48 0.107 -0.028 0.6 0 0 HR
Ken Harrelson RF-1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .168 .566 -0.045 0.45 0.000 -0.045 -0.6 6 0
Tony Horton 1B 4 1 1 0 0 2 .276 .804 0.012 0.49 0.038 -0.025 -0.1 8 0
   Russ Snyder RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .733 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Lee Maye LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 .178 .445 -0.019 0.56 0.018 -0.037 -0.3 3 0
Larry Brown SS 3 1 2 0 1 0 .268 .721 0.096 0.63 0.098 -0.001 1.0 0 5
Ray Fosse C 3 0 1 2 0 0 .205 .518 -0.007 1.50 0.103 -0.110 0.8 7 0 2B
Max Alvis 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 .256 .603 0.050 0.98 0.071 -0.020 0.5 1 1 2B
Sam McDowell P 3 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .300 -0.043 0.57 0.000 -0.043 -0.8 0 1
Team Totals 32 4 9 4 1 4 .281 .741 0.072 0.65 0.435 -0.360 0.3 27 9
2B: M Alvis (4, off M Hedlund); R Fosse (2, off M Hedlund).
HR: J Cardenal (4, off M Hedlund; 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
TB: J Cardenal 5; L Brown 2; L Maye 2; R Fosse 2; M Alvis 2; T Horton.
RBI: R Fosse 2 (3); M Alvis (6); J Cardenal (12).
2-out RBI: R Fosse 2; M Alvis.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 6.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Hedlund, L (2-2) 5.2 9 4 4 1 4 1 3.67 25 38 -0.096 0.82 -1.5
Dave Wickersham 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.39 8 1 0 0.023 0.15 1.2
Team Totals 8 9 4 4 1 4 1 4.50 33 38 1 0 -0.073 0.65 -0.3

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Sam McDowell, W (3-4) 9 2 1 1 0 7 1 2.89 29 86 0.427 0.75 3.2
Team Totals 9 2 1 1 0 7 1 1.00 29 86 0.427 0.75 3.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Napp, 1B - Bill Kunkel, 2B - John Rice, 3B - Russ Goetz.
Time of Game: 1:56.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Cleveland Indians
1 Jackie Hernandez SS 1 Zoilo Versalles 2B
2 Jerry Adair 2B 2 Jose Cardenal CF
3 Lou Piniella LF 3 Ken Harrelson RF
4 Joe Foy 3B 4 Tony Horton 1B
5 Chuck Harrison 1B 5 Lee Maye LF
6 Bob Oliver CF 6 Larry Brown SS
7 Ed Kirkpatrick RF 7 Ray Fosse C
8 Jim Campanis C 8 Max Alvis 3B
9 Mike Hedlund P 9 Sam McDowell P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-0 0 --- R CLE J. Cardenal M. Hedlund 11% 86% Home Run
b6 2-0 2 12- RR CLE R. Fosse M. Hedlund 10% 95% Double to LF; Maye Scores; Brown Scores
b2 0-0 1 1-3 O CLE R. Fosse M. Hedlund -7% 55% Foul Flyball: 3B
b2 0-0 1 1-- CLE L. Brown M. Hedlund 7% 62% Single to RF; Horton to 3B
b2 0-0 2 1-3 RO CLE M. Alvis M. Hedlund 7% 62% Double to LF; Horton Scores; Brown out at Hm/LF-SS-C

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, Indians' Sam McDowell facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Hernandez S. McDowell 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Adair S. McDowell 1% 54% Foul Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR L. Piniella S. McDowell 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE Z. Versalles M. Hedlund -2% 52% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O CLE J. Cardenal M. Hedlund -1% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O CLE K. Harrelson M. Hedlund -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Sam McDowell facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Foy S. McDowell 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR C. Harrison S. McDowell 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCR B. Oliver S. McDowell 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- CLE T. Horton M. Hedlund 4% 59% Single to P
b2 0-0 0 1-- O CLE L. Maye M. Hedlund -3% 55% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 1-- CLE L. Brown M. Hedlund 7% 62% Single to RF; Horton to 3B
b2 0-0 1 1-3 O CLE R. Fosse M. Hedlund -7% 55% Foul Flyball: 3B
b2 0-0 2 1-3 RO CLE M. Alvis M. Hedlund 7% 62% Double to LF; Horton Scores; Brown out at Hm/LF-SS-C
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Sam McDowell facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- KCR E. Kirkpatrick S. McDowell -4% 58% Single to RF
t3 0-1 0 1-- O KCR J. Campanis S. McDowell 4% 62% Flyball: RF
t3 0-1 1 1-- O KCR M. Hedlund S. McDowell 3% 65% Strikeout (foul bunt)
t3 0-1 2 1-- O KCR J. Hernandez S. McDowell 3% 67% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- O CLE S. McDowell M. Hedlund -2% 65% Foul Flyball: C
b3 1-0 1 --- O CLE Z. Versalles M. Hedlund -1% 64% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-0 2 --- O CLE J. Cardenal M. Hedlund -1% 63% Single to LF; Cardenal out at 2B/LF-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Sam McDowell facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- O KCR J. Adair S. McDowell 3% 66% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-1 1 --- O KCR L. Piniella S. McDowell 2% 68% Strikeout
t4 0-1 2 --- O KCR J. Foy S. McDowell 1% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- O CLE K. Harrelson M. Hedlund -2% 67% Lineout: LF
b4 1-0 1 --- O CLE T. Horton M. Hedlund -1% 66% Strikeout
b4 1-0 2 --- CLE L. Maye M. Hedlund 1% 67% Single to RF
b4 1-0 2 1-- CLE L. Brown M. Hedlund 2% 69% Walk; Maye to 2B
b4 1-0 2 12- O CLE R. Fosse M. Hedlund -4% 65% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Sam McDowell facing 5-6-7
t5 0-1 0 --- O KCR C. Harrison S. McDowell 3% 68% Groundout: P-1B
t5 0-1 1 --- O KCR B. Oliver S. McDowell 2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-1 2 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick S. McDowell 1% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 8-9-1
b5 1-0 0 --- O CLE M. Alvis M. Hedlund -2% 70% Popfly: 2B
b5 1-0 1 --- O CLE S. McDowell M. Hedlund -1% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-0 2 --- O CLE Z. Versalles M. Hedlund -1% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Sam McDowell facing 8-9-1
t6 0-1 0 --- O KCR J. Campanis S. McDowell 4% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-1 1 --- O KCR M. Hedlund S. McDowell 3% 73% Strikeout
t6 0-1 2 --- O KCR J. Hernandez S. McDowell 2% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 2-3-4
b6 1-0 0 --- R CLE J. Cardenal M. Hedlund 11% 86% Home Run
b6 2-0 0 --- O CLE K. Harrelson M. Hedlund -1% 84% Foul Flyball: 3B
b6 2-0 1 --- O CLE T. Horton M. Hedlund -1% 83% Strikeout
b6 2-0 2 --- CLE L. Maye M. Hedlund 1% 84% Single to CF
b6 2-0 2 1-- CLE L. Brown M. Hedlund 1% 85% Single to LF; Maye to 2B
b6 2-0 2 12- RR CLE R. Fosse M. Hedlund 10% 95% Double to LF; Maye Scores; Brown Scores
Dave Wickersham replaces Mike Hedlund pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-0 2 -2- CLE M. Alvis D. Wickersham 0% 96% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Fosse to 3B; Alvis to 1B
b6 4-0 2 1-3 O CLE S. McDowell D. Wickersham -1% 95% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 4.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Indians' Sam McDowell facing 2-3-4
t7 0-4 0 --- O KCR J. Adair S. McDowell 1% 96% Popfly: 2B
t7 0-4 1 --- R KCR L. Piniella S. McDowell -4% 93% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
t7 1-4 1 --- O KCR J. Foy S. McDowell 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-4 2 --- O KCR C. Harrison S. McDowell 1% 95% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Dave Wickersham facing 1-2-3
b7 4-1 0 --- O CLE Z. Versalles D. Wickersham -0% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 4-1 1 --- O CLE J. Cardenal D. Wickersham -0% 94% Flyball: CF
b7 4-1 2 --- O CLE K. Harrelson D. Wickersham -0% 94% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Sam McDowell facing 6-7-8
Vern Fuller replaces Zoilo Versalles playing 2B batting 1st
t8 1-4 0 --- O KCR B. Oliver S. McDowell 2% 96% Strikeout
t8 1-4 1 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick S. McDowell 1% 97% Flyball: LF
t8 1-4 2 --- O KCR J. Campanis S. McDowell 1% 98% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Dave Wickersham facing 4-5-6
b8 4-1 0 --- O CLE T. Horton D. Wickersham -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 4-1 1 --- O CLE L. Maye D. Wickersham -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 4-1 2 --- O CLE L. Brown D. Wickersham -0% 97% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Sam McDowell facing 9-1-2
Ken Harrelson moves from RF to 1B
Russ Snyder replaces Tony Horton (1B) playing RF batting 4th
Juan Rios pinch hits for Dave Wickersham (P) batting 9th
t9 1-4 0 --- O KCR J. Rios S. McDowell 2% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 1-4 1 --- O KCR J. Hernandez S. McDowell 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 1-4 2 --- O KCR J. Adair S. McDowell 0% 100% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 4.

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