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Scores
Standings
CAL
@BAL
0
6
SEA
@BOS
3
2
KCR
@CLE
4
5
TOR
@MIL
0
4
DET
@MIN
6
9
OAK
@NYY
5
6
 
(10)
CHW
@TEX
3
0
ATL
@CHC
13
14
HOU
@CIN
5
17
HOU
@CIN
8
2
PHI
@LAD
4
0
MON
@SDP
7
5
NYM
@SFG
5
4
PIT
@STL
2
4
Sunday, May 6, 1979, 2:05PM
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 16,352, Time of Game: 2:48
Royals
4
14-12
 Lost 1 
4th, 4 GB
at Indians
5
8-17
 Won 1 
6th, 9 GB
W: Mike Paxton (2-1)
L: Al Hrabosky (3-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  0  0   0  0  3   0  0  0    4  5  1
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  5    5  9  1
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frank White 2B 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .297 .339 .475 .815 0.070 0.86 0.096 -0.026 0.5 4 1 SB
George Brett 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .264 .325 .409 .734 0.127 0.87 0.146 -0.019 1.3 2 4
Amos Otis CF 3 1 0 0 0 1 4 .318 .406 .443 .849 -0.046 0.85 0.000 -0.046 -0.7 2 2 SH
Darrell Porter C 4 1 1 3 0 0 4 .337 .455 .562 1.016 0.101 1.05 0.178 -0.077 1.0 4 2 HR
Al Cowens RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .299 .376 .464 .840 -0.057 0.53 0.000 -0.057 -0.9 1 0
Pete LaCock 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .296 .359 .423 .782 0.039 0.36 0.056 -0.016 0.3 10 0 2B
Hal McRae DH 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .250 .327 .430 .757 -0.069 0.76 0.000 -0.069 -0.9
Clint Hurdle LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .262 .373 .426 .800 -0.050 0.67 0.000 -0.050 -0.7 1 0
   Willie Wilson LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .286 .240 .526 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .289 .337 .325 .662 -0.051 0.62 0.000 -0.051 -0.6 2 3
Steve Busby P 0 1
   Al Hrabosky P 0 0
   Eduardo Rodriguez P 0 0
   Steve Mingori P 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 5 3 0 4 33 .156 .156 .281 .438 0.064 0.74 0.476 -0.411 -0.7 26 13
2B: P LaCock (7, off M Paxton).
HR: D Porter (4, off M Paxton, 6th inn, 2 on, 1 out to RF).
SH: A Otis (2, off M Paxton).
TB: D Porter 4; P LaCock 2; F White 2; G Brett.
RBI: D Porter 3 (26).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Otis-D Porter.
E: A Cowens (2).
Outfield Assists: A Otis (B Bonds at 2nd base); A Otis (A Thornton at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: F White (7, 2nd base off M Paxton/B Diaz).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Paul Dade LF 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .200 .294 .233 .527 0.036 1.54 0.124 -0.087 -0.3 2 0
Toby Harrah 3B 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 .182 .339 .273 .612 -0.196 1.42 0.036 -0.232 -1.1 0 1 CS
Rick Manning CF 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .250 .280 .341 .620 0.319 1.75 0.380 -0.061 1.2 7 0
Andre Thornton 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .154 .233 .319 .552 -0.011 1.01 0.054 -0.065 -0.3 8 1
Bobby Bonds RF 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .290 .368 .495 .863 0.146 0.97 0.176 -0.030 1.0 3 0 2B
Wayne Cage DH 2 0 1 0 1 1 3 .182 .270 .182 .452 0.028 0.92 0.040 -0.012 0.4
   Gary Alexander PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .208 .319 .416 .734 0.047 1.39 0.047 0.000 0.2
Duane Kuiper 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .284 .330 .318 .648 -0.181 1.84 0.153 -0.334 -0.8 2 2 CS
   Jim Norris PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .297 .269 .566 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Bo Diaz C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .182 .217 .227 .445 -0.085 1.64 0.000 -0.085 -0.6 4 0
   Ron Pruitt PH-C 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 .333 .455 .333 .788 0.105 2.73 0.122 -0.016 0.5 0 0
   Horace Speed PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .455 .250 .705 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Tom Veryzer SS 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .215 .259 .241 .499 0.355 2.19 0.388 -0.033 0.9 0 2
Mike Paxton P 1 1
Team Totals 31 5 9 4 8 3 39 .290 .436 .323 .758 0.563 1.56 1.520 -0.955 1.1 27 7
2B: B Bonds (7, off S Busby).
TB: B Bonds 3; D Kuiper 2; T Veryzer; W Cage; A Thornton; R Manning; R Pruitt.
RBI: D Kuiper (7); R Pruitt (1); R Manning (9); T Veryzer (7).
2-out RBI: R Manning.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
E: P Dade (1).
Baserunning
CS: T Harrah (4, 2nd base by S Busby/D Porter); D Kuiper (6, 2nd base by S Busby/D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Busby 8.1 6 2 2 5 3 0 1.53 32 61 0.391 0.93 3.8
Al Hrabosky, BS (1), L (3-1) 0 3 3 3 1 0 0 2.57 4 2 2 -0.667 3.52 -4.0
Eduardo Rodriguez 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.00 2 2 0 0.051 4.92 0.1
Steve Mingori 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.35 1 3 1 -0.339 6.39 -1.0
Team Totals 8.2 9 5 5 8 3 0 5.19 39 61 7 3 -0.564 1.56 -1.1
A Hrabosky faced 4 batters in the 9th inning.

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Paxton, W (2-1) 9 5 4 3 0 4 1 6.00 33 67 -0.064 0.74 0.7
Team Totals 9 5 4 3 0 4 1 3.00 33 67 -0.064 0.74 0.7
Balks: None.
WP: A Hrabosky (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bob Rice, 1B - Fred Spenn, 2B - Ted Theilander, 3B - Dale Davidson.
Time of Game: 2:48.
Attendance: 16,352.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 62° F.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Cleveland Indians
1 Frank White 2B 1 Paul Dade LF
2 George Brett 3B 2 Toby Harrah 3B
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Rick Manning CF
4 Darrell Porter C 4 Andre Thornton 1B
5 Al Cowens RF 5 Bobby Bonds RF
6 Pete LaCock 1B 6 Wayne Cage DH
7 Hal McRae DH 7 Duane Kuiper 2B
8 Clint Hurdle LF 8 Bo Diaz C
9 Freddie Patek SS 9 Tom Veryzer SS
Steve Busby P Mike Paxton P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 3-4 1 12- R CLE T. Veryzer A. Hrabosky 37% 71% Single to CF; Norris Scores; Speed to 2B
b9 4-4 2 123 R CLE R. Manning S. Mingori 34% 100% Walk; Speed Scores; Veryzer to 3B; Dade to 2B
b5 0-1 0 123 OO CLE D. Kuiper S. Busby -25% 41% Fly Ball Double Play: CF-C
t6 1-0 1 1-3 RRR KCR D. Porter M. Paxton -18% 9% Home Run; White Scores; Otis Scores
b9 4-4 1 123 O CLE T. Harrah E. Rodriguez -17% 66% Popfly: 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, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR F. White M. Paxton -4% 46% Single to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCR G. Brett M. Paxton -2% 44% White Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- R KCR G. Brett M. Paxton -9% 35% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); White Scores/No RBI/unER; Brett to 2B
t1 1-0 0 -2- O KCR A. Otis M. Paxton 1% 36% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Brett to 3B
t1 1-0 1 --3 O KCR D. Porter M. Paxton 5% 42% Flyball: CF
t1 1-0 2 --3 O KCR A. Cowens M. Paxton 3% 45% Lineout: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Steve Busby facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O CLE P. Dade S. Busby -2% 43% Foul Popfly: 1B
b1 0-1 1 --- CLE T. Harrah S. Busby 3% 45% Walk
b1 0-1 1 1-- O CLE R. Manning S. Busby -3% 42% Flyball: LF
b1 0-1 2 1-- O CLE A. Thornton S. Busby -2% 40% Harrah Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- KCR P. LaCock M. Paxton -6% 34% Double to LF
t2 1-0 0 -2- O KCR H. McRae M. Paxton 4% 38% Popfly: 1B
t2 1-0 1 -2- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Paxton 3% 41% Lineout: RF; LaCock to 3B
t2 1-0 2 --3 O KCR F. Patek M. Paxton 4% 44% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Steve Busby facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O CLE A. Thornton S. Busby -3% 42% Foul Popfly: 2B
b2 0-1 1 --- O CLE B. Bonds S. Busby -2% 40% Single to CF; Bonds out at 2B/CF-1B
b2 0-1 2 --- O CLE W. Cage S. Busby -1% 39% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- O KCR F. White M. Paxton 2% 41% Lineout: LF
t3 1-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Paxton 2% 43% Strikeout
t3 1-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Paxton 1% 44% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Steve Busby facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- CLE D. Kuiper S. Busby 4% 48% Single to LF
b3 0-1 0 1-- O CLE B. Diaz S. Busby -7% 41% Kuiper Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b3 0-1 1 --- O CLE B. Diaz S. Busby -2% 39% Strikeout
b3 0-1 2 --- O CLE T. Veryzer S. Busby -1% 38% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Paxton 2% 40% Flyball: CF
t4 1-0 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Paxton 2% 42% Popfly: 2B
t4 1-0 2 --- O KCR P. LaCock M. Paxton 1% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Steve Busby facing 1-2-3
b4 0-1 0 --- O CLE P. Dade S. Busby -3% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-1 1 --- O CLE T. Harrah S. Busby -2% 38% Lineout: 3B
b4 0-1 2 --- O CLE R. Manning S. Busby -1% 36% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 7-8-9
t5 1-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae M. Paxton 2% 39% Strikeout
t5 1-0 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Paxton 2% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-0 2 --- O KCR F. Patek M. Paxton 1% 42% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Steve Busby facing 4-5-6
b5 0-1 0 --- CLE A. Thornton S. Busby 5% 47% Single to RF
b5 0-1 0 1-- CLE B. Bonds S. Busby 15% 62% Double to LF; Thornton to 3B
b5 0-1 0 -23 CLE W. Cage S. Busby 3% 66% Walk
b5 0-1 0 123 OO CLE D. Kuiper S. Busby -25% 41% Fly Ball Double Play: CF-C
b5 0-1 2 12- O CLE B. Diaz S. Busby -7% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 1-2-3
t6 1-0 0 --- KCR F. White M. Paxton -4% 30% Single to CF
t6 1-0 0 1-- KCR G. Brett M. Paxton -6% 25% Single to LF; White to 2B
t6 1-0 0 12- O KCR A. Otis M. Paxton 2% 27% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; White to 3B
t6 1-0 1 1-3 RRR KCR D. Porter M. Paxton -18% 9% Home Run; White Scores; Otis Scores
t6 4-0 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Paxton 1% 10% Flyball: RF
t6 4-0 2 --- O KCR P. LaCock M. Paxton 0% 10% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Steve Busby facing 9-1-2
b6 0-4 0 --- O CLE T. Veryzer S. Busby -2% 8% Popfly: SS
b6 0-4 1 --- O CLE P. Dade S. Busby -1% 7% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-4 2 --- CLE T. Harrah S. Busby 1% 8% Walk
b6 0-4 2 1-- O CLE R. Manning S. Busby -2% 6% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 7-8-9
t7 4-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae M. Paxton 1% 7% Strikeout
t7 4-0 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Paxton 0% 7% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 4-0 2 --- O KCR F. Patek M. Paxton 0% 7% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Steve Busby facing 4-5-6
Willie Wilson replaces Clint Hurdle playing LF batting 8th
b7 0-4 0 --- O CLE A. Thornton S. Busby -2% 5% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 0-4 1 --- O CLE B. Bonds S. Busby -1% 4% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 0-4 2 --- CLE W. Cage S. Busby 1% 5% Single to CF
b7 0-4 2 1-- O CLE D. Kuiper S. Busby -2% 4% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 0.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 1-2-3
t8 4-0 0 --- O KCR F. White M. Paxton 0% 4% Flyball: CF
t8 4-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Paxton 0% 4% Groundout: 1B-P
t8 4-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Paxton 0% 5% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Steve Busby facing 8-9-1
Ron Pruitt pinch hits for Bo Diaz (C) batting 8th
b8 0-4 0 --- O CLE R. Pruitt S. Busby -2% 3% Foul Popfly: 1B
b8 0-4 1 --- CLE T. Veryzer S. Busby 2% 5% Walk
b8 0-4 1 1-- O CLE P. Dade S. Busby -2% 3% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b8 0-4 2 1-- O CLE T. Harrah S. Busby -1% 2% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 0.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 4-5-6
Ron Pruitt moves from PH to C
t9 4-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Paxton 0% 2% Lineout: RF
t9 4-0 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Paxton 0% 2% Flyball: CF
t9 4-0 2 --- O KCR P. LaCock M. Paxton 0% 2% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Steve Busby facing 3-4-5
b9 0-4 0 --- CLE R. Manning S. Busby 2% 4% Single to RF
b9 0-4 0 1-- O CLE A. Thornton S. Busby -2% 2% Groundout: 3B-1B; Manning to 2B
b9 0-4 1 -2- CLE B. Bonds S. Busby 2% 4% Walk
Al Hrabosky replaces Steve Busby pitching
Gary Alexander pinch hits for Wayne Cage (DH) batting 6th
b9 0-4 1 12- CLE G. Alexander A. Hrabosky 2% 6% Wild Pitch; Manning to 3B; Bonds to 2B
b9 0-4 1 -23 CLE G. Alexander A. Hrabosky 5% 11% Walk
b9 0-4 1 123 RR CLE D. Kuiper A. Hrabosky 11% 22% Single to RF; Manning Scores; Bonds Scores/Adv on E9/No RBI; Alexander to 3B
Jim Norris pinch runs for Duane Kuiper (2B) batting 7th
b9 2-4 1 1-3 R CLE R. Pruitt A. Hrabosky 12% 34% Single to 1B (Ground Ball); Alexander Scores; Norris to 2B
Horace Speed pinch runs for Ron Pruitt (C) batting 8th
b9 3-4 1 12- R CLE T. Veryzer A. Hrabosky 37% 71% Single to CF; Norris Scores; Speed to 2B
Eduardo Rodriguez replaces Al Hrabosky pitching
b9 4-4 1 12- CLE P. Dade E. Rodriguez 12% 84% Walk; Speed to 3B; Veryzer to 2B
b9 4-4 1 123 O CLE T. Harrah E. Rodriguez -17% 66% Popfly: 3B
Steve Mingori replaces Eduardo Rodriguez pitching
b9 4-4 2 123 R CLE R. Manning S. Mingori 34% 100% Walk; Speed Scores; Veryzer to 3B; Dade to 2B
5 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 5.

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