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Standings
BAL
@CHW
3
1
 
(6)
KCR
@CLE
7
1
DET
@MIN
5
7
TEX
@NYY
5
6
PHI
@ATL
3
6
NYM
@HOU
0
1
CIN
@MON
4
2
Thursday, May 16, 1985,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 3,051, Time of Game: 2:25
Royals
7
17-15
 Won 5 
4th, 2½ GB
at Indians
1
12-21
 Lost 4 
7th, 8½ GB
W: Buddy Black (3-3)
L: Keith Creel (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          2  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  3    7 13  1
Indians         0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  6  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 5 2 2 1 0 0 .281 .735 -0.049 0.70 0.103 -0.151 -0.9 3 0 HR
Pat Sheridan RF 4 1 0 0 0 1 .239 .707 -0.066 0.69 0.021 -0.087 0.3 3 0 SH
George Brett 3B 4 3 3 2 1 0 .297 .928 0.135 0.42 0.142 -0.007 1.9 1 2 HR
Jorge Orta DH 4 1 0 0 1 0 .290 .763 0.000 0.54 0.040 -0.040 -0.3
Steve Balboni 1B 4 0 2 0 1 1 .262 .737 0.007 0.51 0.047 -0.040 0.0 10 0
Dane Iorg LF 3 0 1 2 0 2 .136 .422 0.040 1.21 0.103 -0.064 0.3 1 0 2B
   Lynn Jones LF 1 0 1 0 1 0 .162 .364 0.015 0.21 0.015 0.000 0.8 2 0
Frank White 2B 4 0 2 1 1 0 .208 .696 0.040 0.41 0.058 -0.018 1.2 4 1 2B
Jim Sundberg C 5 0 1 0 0 0 .220 .594 -0.009 0.64 0.041 -0.049 -1.1 1 0
Onix Concepcion SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 .182 .460 0.017 0.77 0.052 -0.035 0.0 1 7
Buddy Black P 1 1
Team Totals 38 7 13 6 5 4 .342 .971 0.130 0.61 0.622 -0.491 2.4 27 11
2B: F White (6, off T Waddell); D Iorg (1, off K Creel).
HR: W Wilson (1, off K Creel; 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs); G Brett (5, off K Creel; 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out).
SH: P Sheridan (2, off J Easterly).
TB: G Brett 6; W Wilson 5; F White 3; S Balboni 2; D Iorg 2; O Concepcion; L Jones; J Sundberg.
RBI: D Iorg 2 (3); G Brett 2 (15); F White (13); W Wilson (8).
2-out RBI: F White.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. O Concepcion-F White-S Balboni.
E: B Black (2).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brett Butler CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .714 -0.094 0.90 0.000 -0.094 -0.9 5 0
Julio Franco 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 .311 .816 0.052 0.90 0.101 -0.049 0.4 3 2
Brook Jacoby 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .717 -0.102 0.91 0.000 -0.102 -1.1 1 1
Andre Thornton DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 .149 .335 -0.078 0.70 0.000 -0.078 -0.9
Benny Ayala LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.092 0.86 0.000 -0.092 -0.9 3 1
Pat Tabler 1B 3 1 1 0 0 0 .298 .752 -0.001 0.72 0.034 -0.035 0.1 4 0
Joe Carter RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .211 .533 0.036 0.72 0.057 -0.021 0.4 3 0
Butch Benton C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .539 -0.159 1.39 0.000 -0.159 -1.6 4 0 GDP
Johnnie LeMaster SS 2 0 1 1 0 0 .083 .191 0.036 0.81 0.054 -0.018 0.7 3 3
   Tony Bernazard PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .319 .924 0.031 0.66 0.031 0.000 0.3
   Mike Fischlin SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .414 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Keith Creel P 1 1
   Jamie Easterly P 0 0
   Tom Waddell P 0 0
Team Totals 32 1 6 1 0 1 .188 .375 -0.371 0.87 0.277 -0.648 -3.6 27 8
TB: J Franco 2; J LeMaster; T Bernazard; P Tabler; J Carter.
GIDP: B Benton (1).
RBI: J LeMaster (2).
2-out RBI: J LeMaster.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Creel-J LeMaster.
E: B Jacoby (7).
Outfield Assists: B Ayala (D Iorg at 3rd base).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Buddy Black, W (3-3) 9 6 1 1 0 1 0 2.91 32 72 0.370 0.87 3.5
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 0 1 0 1.00 32 72 0.370 0.87 3.5

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Keith Creel, L (0-1) 8 11 5 5 4 3 2 3.06 37 39 -0.105 0.71 -0.3
Jamie Easterly 0.1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2.95 3 1 1 -0.022 0.10 -1.6
Tom Waddell 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.24 4 1 1 -0.003 0.04 -0.5
Team Totals 9 13 7 5 5 4 2 5.00 44 39 2 2 -0.130 0.61 -2.4
K Creel faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Neudecker, 1B - Larry McCoy, 2B - Steve Palermo, 3B - Dave Phillips.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Cleveland Indians
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Brett Butler CF
2 Pat Sheridan RF 2 Julio Franco 2B
3 George Brett 3B 3 Brook Jacoby 3B
4 Jorge Orta DH 4 Andre Thornton DH
5 Steve Balboni 1B 5 Benny Ayala LF
6 Dane Iorg LF 6 Pat Tabler 1B
7 Frank White 2B 7 Joe Carter RF
8 Jim Sundberg C 8 Butch Benton C
9 Onix Concepcion SS 9 Johnnie LeMaster SS
Buddy Black P Keith Creel P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 2-0 0 123 OO KCR W. Wilson K. Creel -12% 73% Line Drive Double Play: P-SS
b5 0-4 0 12- OO CLE B. Benton B. Black 11% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Tabler to 3B
t5 2-0 1 12- RRO KCR D. Iorg K. Creel 10% 88% Double; Brett Scores; Orta Scores; Iorg out at 3B/LF-SS-2B-3B
t1 0-0 0 --- R KCR W. Wilson K. Creel 10% 60% Home Run
t1 1-0 1 --- R KCR G. Brett K. Creel 9% 67% Home Run

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' Keith Creel facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- R KCR W. Wilson K. Creel 10% 60% Home Run
t1 1-0 0 --- O KCR P. Sheridan K. Creel -2% 58% Flyball: CF
t1 1-0 1 --- R KCR G. Brett K. Creel 9% 67% Home Run
t1 2-0 1 --- O KCR J. Orta K. Creel -1% 66% Flyball: 2B
t1 2-0 2 --- KCR S. Balboni K. Creel 1% 67% Walk
t1 2-0 2 1-- O KCR D. Iorg K. Creel -2% 65% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O CLE B. Butler B. Black 2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- CLE J. Franco B. Black -3% 65% Single
b1 0-2 1 1-- O CLE B. Jacoby B. Black 3% 68% Flyball: CF
b1 0-2 2 1-- O CLE A. Thornton B. Black 2% 70% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Keith Creel facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- KCR F. White K. Creel 3% 73% Walk
t2 2-0 0 1-- O KCR J. Sundberg K. Creel -3% 70% Flyball: RF
t2 2-0 1 1-- O KCR O. Concepcion K. Creel -1% 69% Groundout: SS-1B; White to 2B
t2 2-0 2 -2- O KCR W. Wilson K. Creel -3% 66% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- O CLE B. Ayala B. Black 2% 69% Flyball: 2B
b2 0-2 1 --- O CLE P. Tabler B. Black 2% 70% Flyball: RF
b2 0-2 2 --- O CLE J. Carter B. Black 1% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Keith Creel facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- O KCR P. Sheridan K. Creel -2% 70% Strikeout Looking
t3 2-0 1 --- KCR G. Brett K. Creel 2% 72% Walk
t3 2-0 1 1-- O KCR J. Orta K. Creel -2% 69% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t3 2-0 2 1-- KCR S. Balboni K. Creel 3% 72% Single; Orta to 3B; Balboni to 2B
t3 2-0 2 -23 O KCR D. Iorg K. Creel -5% 68% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O CLE B. Benton B. Black 3% 70% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- O CLE J. LeMaster B. Black 2% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- O CLE B. Butler B. Black 1% 73% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Keith Creel facing 7-8-9
t4 2-0 0 --- KCR F. White K. Creel 3% 76% Single
t4 2-0 0 1-- KCR J. Sundberg K. Creel 4% 80% Single; White to 2B
t4 2-0 0 12- KCR O. Concepcion K. Creel 5% 85% Single/Bunt; White to 3B; Sundberg to 2B
t4 2-0 0 123 OO KCR W. Wilson K. Creel -12% 73% Line Drive Double Play: P-SS
t4 2-0 2 1-3 O KCR P. Sheridan K. Creel -4% 69% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- CLE J. Franco B. Black -8% 62% Single to C; Franco to 2B/Adv on E1 (throw to 1B)
b4 0-2 0 -2- O CLE B. Jacoby B. Black 5% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-2 1 -2- O CLE A. Thornton B. Black 4% 71% Flyball: LF
b4 0-2 2 -2- O CLE B. Ayala B. Black 4% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Keith Creel facing 3-4-5
t5 2-0 0 --- KCR G. Brett K. Creel 3% 78% Single
t5 2-0 0 1-- KCR J. Orta K. Creel 4% 82% Walk; Brett to 2B
t5 2-0 0 12- O KCR S. Balboni K. Creel -4% 78% Flyball: SS
t5 2-0 1 12- RRO KCR D. Iorg K. Creel 10% 88% Double; Brett Scores; Orta Scores; Iorg out at 3B/LF-SS-2B-3B
t5 4-0 2 --- O KCR F. White K. Creel -0% 88% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Buddy Black facing 6-7-8
Lynn Jones replaces Dane Iorg playing LF batting 6th
b5 0-4 0 --- CLE P. Tabler B. Black -3% 85% Single
b5 0-4 0 1-- CLE J. Carter B. Black -6% 79% Single; Tabler to 2B
b5 0-4 0 12- OO CLE B. Benton B. Black 11% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Tabler to 3B
b5 0-4 2 --3 R CLE J. LeMaster B. Black -5% 84% Single; Tabler Scores
b5 1-4 2 1-- O CLE B. Butler B. Black 2% 87% Flyball: SS
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Indians' Keith Creel facing 8-9-1
t6 4-1 0 --- O KCR J. Sundberg K. Creel -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 4-1 1 --- O KCR O. Concepcion K. Creel -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 4-1 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson K. Creel -1% 84% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Buddy Black facing 2-3-4
b6 1-4 0 --- O CLE J. Franco B. Black 3% 87% Flyball: P
b6 1-4 1 --- O CLE B. Jacoby B. Black 2% 89% Flyball: LF
b6 1-4 2 --- O CLE A. Thornton B. Black 1% 90% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 1.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Indians' Keith Creel facing 2-3-4
t7 4-1 0 --- O KCR P. Sheridan K. Creel -1% 89% Flyball: CF
t7 4-1 1 --- O KCR G. Brett K. Creel -1% 88% Flyball: 2B
t7 4-1 2 --- O KCR J. Orta K. Creel -0% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Buddy Black facing 5-6-7
b7 1-4 0 --- O CLE B. Ayala B. Black 3% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 1-4 1 --- O CLE P. Tabler B. Black 2% 92% Flyball: RF
b7 1-4 2 --- O CLE J. Carter B. Black 1% 93% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 1.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Indians' Keith Creel facing 5-6-7
t8 4-1 0 --- KCR S. Balboni K. Creel 1% 94% Single
t8 4-1 0 1-- KCR L. Jones K. Creel 1% 95% Single; Balboni to 2B
t8 4-1 0 12- O KCR F. White K. Creel -1% 94% Flyball: CF
t8 4-1 1 12- O KCR J. Sundberg K. Creel -1% 93% Flyball: LF
t8 4-1 2 12- O KCR O. Concepcion K. Creel -1% 91% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Buddy Black facing 8-9-1
b8 1-4 0 --- O CLE B. Benton B. Black 3% 94% Flyball: RF
Tony Bernazard pinch hits for Johnnie LeMaster (SS) batting 9th
b8 1-4 1 --- CLE T. Bernazard B. Black -3% 91% Single
b8 1-4 1 1-- O CLE B. Butler B. Black 3% 94% Flyball: LF
b8 1-4 2 1-- O CLE J. Franco B. Black 2% 97% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 1.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Indians' Keith Creel facing 1-2-3
Mike Fischlin replaces Tony Bernazard (PH) playing SS batting 9th
t9 4-1 0 --- KCR W. Wilson K. Creel 1% 97% Single
Jamie Easterly replaces Keith Creel pitching
t9 4-1 0 1-- R KCR P. Sheridan J. Easterly 2% 99% Reached on E5/Sacrifice Bunt; Wilson Scores/No RBI; Sheridan to 3B
t9 5-1 0 --3 R KCR G. Brett J. Easterly 0% 99% Single; Sheridan Scores/unER
t9 6-1 0 1-- O KCR J. Orta J. Easterly -0% 99% Flyball: CF
Tom Waddell replaces Jamie Easterly pitching
t9 6-1 1 1-- O KCR S. Balboni T. Waddell -0% 99% Strikeout
t9 6-1 2 1-- KCR L. Jones T. Waddell 0% 99% Walk; Brett to 2B
t9 6-1 2 12- R KCR F. White T. Waddell 0% 100% Double; Brett Scores/unER; Jones to 3B
t9 7-1 2 -23 O KCR J. Sundberg T. Waddell -0% 100% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 7, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-7, Royals' Buddy Black facing 3-4-5
b9 1-7 0 --- O CLE B. Jacoby B. Black 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 1-7 1 --- O CLE A. Thornton B. Black 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B
b9 1-7 2 --- O CLE B. Ayala B. Black 0% 100% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Indians 1.

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