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@CAL
2
4
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@CLE
10
3
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@DET
2
6
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4
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0
2
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@STL
5
3
Wednesday, May 7, 1969,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 9,044, Time of Game: 2:19
Royals
2
14-12
 Lost 1 
3rd, 3½ GB
at Tigers
6
12-14
 Won 1 
4th, 6 GB
W: Mickey Lolich (3-1)
L: Jim Rooker (0-1)
S: Pat Dobson (2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  0    2  5  2
Tigers          0  0  1   2  1  0   2  0  X    6  7  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jackie Hernandez SS 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .222 .282 .250 .532 0.046 0.53 0.061 -0.015 1.1 0 5 2B
Jerry Adair 2B 3 0 1 2 1 0 4 .307 .350 .347 .697 -0.026 0.78 0.032 -0.059 0.8 4 2
Lou Piniella LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .261 .306 .500 .806 -0.090 0.92 0.000 -0.090 -1.1 1 0
Joe Foy 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .253 .345 .364 .709 -0.063 0.58 0.000 -0.063 -0.8 1 2
Bob Oliver CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .281 .333 .469 .802 -0.059 0.58 0.000 -0.059 -0.8 0 0
Chuck Harrison 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .320 .370 .380 .750 0.011 0.50 0.039 -0.028 -0.1 10 1
Jim Campanis C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .216 .250 .297 .547 -0.052 0.55 0.000 -0.052 -0.6 6 0
Ed Kirkpatrick RF 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 .152 .204 .261 .465 -0.047 0.78 0.006 -0.053 -0.1 1 0 HBP
   Steve Jones PR-P 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .300 .125 .425 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jim Rooker P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.038 0.71 0.000 -0.038 -0.4 0 1
   Mike Hedlund P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Hawk Taylor PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .412 .412 .882 1.294 -0.006 0.27 0.000 -0.006 -0.3 1 0
Team Totals 32 2 5 2 1 8 34 .156 .206 .188 .393 -0.324 0.64 0.138 -0.463 -2.3 24 11
2B: J Hernandez (2, off M Lolich).
HBP: E Kirkpatrick (1, by M Lolich).
TB: J Hernandez 4; C Harrison; J Adair.
RBI: J Adair 2 (8).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 1.
Fielding
E: J Rooker (1); L Piniella (3).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mickey Stanley SS 5 2 2 1 0 1 5 .248 .267 .372 .639 0.043 0.47 0.071 -0.028 0.2 3 2 HR
Dick Tracewski 2B 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .150 .370 .150 .520 0.094 0.55 0.114 -0.020 0.7 2 2
Al Kaline RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .296 .363 .510 .873 0.008 0.43 0.032 -0.025 1.6 3 0
Bill Freehan 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .261 .371 .500 .871 -0.045 0.43 0.000 -0.045 -0.4 4 0
Willie Horton LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .233 .317 .411 .728 -0.043 0.42 0.000 -0.043 -1.0 3 0
Jim Northrup CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .221 .302 .384 .686 0.006 0.30 0.025 -0.019 0.5 4 0 2·2B
Jim Price C 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .143 .133 .571 .705 0.158 0.45 0.174 -0.016 1.0 8 0 HR
Don Wert 3B 2 1 1 0 2 1 4 .116 .208 .174 .382 -0.008 0.27 0.017 -0.025 0.8 0 1 2B,SB
Mickey Lolich P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .143 .000 .143 -0.034 0.44 0.000 -0.034 -0.7 0 0 SH
   Pat Dobson P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .111 .111 .222 -0.002 0.08 0.000 -0.002 -0.5 0 0
Team Totals 31 6 7 4 5 6 37 .226 .333 .516 .849 0.177 0.41 0.433 -0.257 2.2 27 5
2B: J Northrup 2 (6, 1 off J Rooker, 1 off S Jones); D Wert (1, off J Rooker).
HR: J Price (2, off J Rooker, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF); M Stanley (3, off J Rooker, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep CF-RF).
SH: M Lolich (3, off J Rooker).
TB: M Stanley 5; J Price 4; J Northrup 4; D Wert 2; D Tracewski.
RBI: J Price 2 (4); D Tracewski (2); M Stanley (12).
2-out RBI: J Price 2; D Tracewski.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Baserunning
SB: D Wert (1, 3rd base off J Rooker/J Campanis).
Pickoffs: M Stanley (1st base by J Rooker).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Rooker, L (0-1) 6.2 6 6 3 3 6 2 5.68 29 47 -0.160 0.48 -1.1
Mike Hedlund 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.77 3 2 2 -0.019 0.17 -1.5
Steve Jones 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.37 5 0 0 0.003 0.08 0.5
Team Totals 8 7 6 3 5 6 2 3.38 37 47 2 2 -0.176 0.41 -2.2

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mickey Lolich, W (3-1) 7.1 5 2 2 1 7 0 4.05 29 66 0.287 0.70 1.3
Pat Dobson, S (2) 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.10 5 1 0 0.036 0.28 1.0
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 1 8 0 2.00 34 66 1 0 0.323 0.64 2.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: M Lolich (2; E Kirkpatrick).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Rooker (0; M Stanley, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Marty Springstead, 2B - Red Flaherty, 3B - Bob Stewart.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: 9,044.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Detroit Tigers
1 Jackie Hernandez SS 1 Mickey Stanley SS
2 Jerry Adair 2B 2 Dick Tracewski 2B
3 Lou Piniella LF 3 Al Kaline RF
4 Joe Foy 3B 4 Bill Freehan 1B
5 Bob Oliver CF 5 Willie Horton LF
6 Chuck Harrison 1B 6 Jim Northrup CF
7 Jim Campanis C 7 Jim Price C
8 Ed Kirkpatrick RF 8 Don Wert 3B
9 Jim Rooker P 9 Mickey Lolich P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 1-0 2 -2- RR DET J. Price J. Rooker 17% 85% Home Run (Deep LF-CF); Northrup Scores
b3 0-0 2 -2- R DET D. Tracewski J. Rooker 11% 65% Single to CF; Stanley Scores/unER
b5 3-0 0 --- R DET M. Stanley J. Rooker 5% 94% Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
t5 0-3 0 --- KCR C. Harrison M. Lolich -4% 81% Single to LF (LF-CF)
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR J. Hernandez M. Lolich -4% 46% Single to CF

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, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR J. Hernandez M. Lolich -4% 46% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O KCR J. Adair M. Lolich 3% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- O KCR L. Piniella M. Lolich 3% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Foy M. Lolich 2% 55% Foul Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jim Rooker facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O DET M. Stanley J. Rooker -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- O DET D. Tracewski J. Rooker -2% 51% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 --- DET A. Kaline J. Rooker 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O DET B. Freehan J. Rooker -2% 50% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR B. Oliver M. Lolich 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR C. Harrison M. Lolich 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCR J. Campanis M. Lolich 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jim Rooker facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O DET W. Horton J. Rooker -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O DET J. Northrup J. Rooker -2% 51% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- O DET J. Price J. Rooker -1% 50% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick M. Lolich 2% 52% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Rooker M. Lolich 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- KCR J. Hernandez M. Lolich -1% 53% Single to CF
t3 0-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Adair M. Lolich 3% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jim Rooker facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O DET D. Wert J. Rooker -2% 53% Strikeout
b3 0-0 1 --- O DET M. Lolich J. Rooker -2% 51% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 2 --- DET M. Stanley J. Rooker 1% 53% Single to LF
b3 0-0 2 1-- DET D. Tracewski J. Rooker 1% 54% Stanley Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Stanley to 2B
b3 0-0 2 -2- R DET D. Tracewski J. Rooker 11% 65% Single to CF; Stanley Scores/unER
b3 1-0 2 1-- O DET A. Kaline J. Rooker -2% 63% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- O KCR L. Piniella M. Lolich 3% 66% Strikeout
t4 0-1 1 --- O KCR J. Foy M. Lolich 2% 68% Foul Flyball: 1B
t4 0-1 2 --- O KCR B. Oliver M. Lolich 1% 69% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Jim Rooker facing 4-5-6
b4 1-0 0 --- O DET B. Freehan J. Rooker -2% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-0 1 --- O DET W. Horton J. Rooker -1% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-0 2 --- DET J. Northrup J. Rooker 2% 68% Double to RF
b4 1-0 2 -2- RR DET J. Price J. Rooker 17% 85% Home Run (Deep LF-CF); Northrup Scores
b4 3-0 2 --- DET D. Wert J. Rooker 1% 86% Double to LF
b4 3-0 2 -2- O DET M. Lolich J. Rooker -2% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 6-7-8
t5 0-3 0 --- KCR C. Harrison M. Lolich -4% 81% Single to LF (LF-CF)
t5 0-3 0 1-- O KCR J. Campanis M. Lolich 4% 84% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t5 0-3 1 1-- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick M. Lolich 3% 87% Strikeout
t5 0-3 2 1-- O KCR J. Rooker M. Lolich 2% 89% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Jim Rooker facing 1-2-3
b5 3-0 0 --- R DET M. Stanley J. Rooker 5% 94% Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
b5 4-0 0 --- O DET D. Tracewski J. Rooker -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 4-0 1 --- O DET A. Kaline J. Rooker -0% 93% Strikeout
b5 4-0 2 --- O DET B. Freehan J. Rooker -0% 93% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 4.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 1-2-3
t6 0-4 0 --- O KCR J. Hernandez M. Lolich 2% 94% Flyball: LF
t6 0-4 1 --- KCR J. Adair M. Lolich -2% 92% Walk
t6 0-4 1 1-- O KCR L. Piniella M. Lolich 2% 94% Strikeout
t6 0-4 2 1-- O KCR J. Foy M. Lolich 1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Jim Rooker facing 5-6-7
b6 4-0 0 --- O DET W. Horton J. Rooker -0% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 4-0 1 --- O DET J. Northrup J. Rooker -0% 95% Groundout: P-1B
b6 4-0 2 --- O DET J. Price J. Rooker -0% 95% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 4.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 5-6-7
t7 0-4 0 --- O KCR B. Oliver M. Lolich 1% 96% Lineout: SS
t7 0-4 1 --- O KCR C. Harrison M. Lolich 1% 97% Flyball: RF
t7 0-4 2 --- O KCR J. Campanis M. Lolich 0% 97% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Jim Rooker facing 8-9-1
b7 4-0 0 --- DET D. Wert J. Rooker 0% 98% Walk
b7 4-0 0 1-- O DET M. Lolich J. Rooker -0% 98% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Wert to 2B
b7 4-0 1 -2- O DET M. Stanley J. Rooker -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 4-0 2 -2- DET D. Tracewski J. Rooker 0% 97% Wert Steals 3B
b7 4-0 2 --3 DET D. Tracewski J. Rooker 0% 97% Walk
Mike Hedlund replaces Jim Rooker pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-0 2 1-3 RR DET A. Kaline M. Hedlund 2% 99% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Wert Scores/No RBI/unER; Tracewski Scores/No RBI/unER; Kaline to 2B
b7 6-0 2 -2- DET B. Freehan M. Hedlund 0% 99% Walk
b7 6-0 2 12- O DET W. Horton M. Hedlund -0% 99% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 6.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 8-9-1
t8 0-6 0 --- KCR E. Kirkpatrick M. Lolich -1% 99% Hit By Pitch
Hawk Taylor pinch hits for Mike Hedlund (P) batting 9th
Steve Jones pinch runs for Ed Kirkpatrick (RF) batting 8th
t8 0-6 0 1-- O KCR H. Taylor M. Lolich 1% 99% Popfly: SS
t8 0-6 1 1-- KCR J. Hernandez M. Lolich -1% 98% Double to RF; Jones to 3B
t8 0-6 1 -23 RR KCR J. Adair M. Lolich -1% 97% Single to LF; Jones Scores; Hernandez Scores
Pat Dobson replaces Mickey Lolich pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-6 1 1-- O KCR L. Piniella P. Dobson 1% 98% Flyball: LF
t8 2-6 2 1-- O KCR J. Foy P. Dobson 1% 99% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-2, Royals' Steve Jones facing 6-7-8
Steve Jones moves from PR to P
Hawk Taylor moves from PH to RF
b8 6-2 0 --- DET J. Northrup S. Jones 0% 99% Double to RF
b8 6-2 0 -2- O DET J. Price S. Jones -0% 99% Fielder's Choice 3B unassisted; Northrup out at 3B/3B; Price to 1B
b8 6-2 1 1-- DET D. Wert S. Jones 0% 99% Walk; Price to 2B
b8 6-2 1 12- O DET P. Dobson S. Jones -0% 99% Flyball: RF
b8 6-2 2 12- O DET M. Stanley S. Jones -0% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 6.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-6, Tigers' Pat Dobson facing 5-6-7
t9 2-6 0 --- O KCR B. Oliver P. Dobson 1% 100% Lineout: RF
t9 2-6 1 --- O KCR C. Harrison P. Dobson 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 2-6 2 --- O KCR J. Campanis P. Dobson 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 6.

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