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Standings
NYY
@CHW
4
3
CAL
@CLE
4
2
 
(11)
KCR
@DET
1
3
BOS
@MIL
5
4
WSA
@MIN
6
5
PIT
@LAD
3
2
CHC
@MON
1
3
STL
@NYM
1
3
HOU
@PHI
8
1
ATL
@SFG
3
4
 
(10)
Friday, May 7, 1971,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 13,973, Time of Game: 2:47
Royals
1
14-13
 Lost 1 
2nd, 3½ GB
at Tigers
3
12-13
 Won 1 
3rd, 5 GB
W: Mickey Lolich (5-2)
L: Mike Hedlund (3-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  8  3
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  0   3  0  X    3  8  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Freddie Patek SS 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .243 .313 .304 .617 -0.162 1.87 0.041 -0.203 -1.1 0 3
Cookie Rojas 2B 4 0 3 0 1 0 5 .343 .397 .448 .844 0.250 1.13 0.267 -0.017 1.5 2 2
Amos Otis CF 5 0 1 1 0 2 5 .274 .343 .432 .774 -0.048 1.75 0.083 -0.132 -0.7 3 0 SB
Bob Oliver 1B 5 0 0 0 0 4 5 .226 .248 .330 .578 -0.169 1.29 0.000 -0.169 -1.3 7 1
Carl Taylor LF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .250 .343 .250 .593 -0.149 1.18 0.000 -0.149 -1.1 0 0
Paul Schaal 3B 2 0 2 0 2 0 4 .349 .472 .500 .972 0.157 0.94 0.157 0.000 1.1 3 2 SB
Dennis Paepke RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .269 .321 .385 .706 0.096 1.62 0.180 -0.084 0.6 3 0 2B
Ed Kirkpatrick C 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .241 .312 .337 .649 -0.070 1.61 0.011 -0.081 -0.6 3 2
   Bobby Knoop PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .200 .429 .400 .829 0.036 3.29 0.036 0.000 0.2
   Ted Abernathy P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Mike Hedlund P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .067 .125 .067 .192 -0.134 1.79 0.000 -0.134 -1.0 0 0
   Tom Burgmeier P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
   Jerry May PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .296 .367 .481 .848 -0.125 5.42 0.000 -0.125 -0.8 1 0
Team Totals 35 1 8 1 6 13 41 .229 .341 .257 .599 -0.318 1.57 0.775 -1.094 -3.1 24 11
2B: D Paepke (3, off M Lolich).
TB: C Rojas 3; P Schaal 2; D Paepke 2; A Otis; F Patek.
RBI: A Otis (10).
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 0 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 3. T Burgmeier-P Schaal; F Patek-C Rojas-B Oliver; E Kirkpatrick-P Schaal.
PB: E Kirkpatrick (2).
E: M Hedlund (1); P Schaal (4); F Patek (3).
Baserunning
SB: A Otis (9, 2nd base off M Lolich/B Freehan); P Schaal (1, 2nd base off M Lolich/B Freehan).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dick McAuliffe 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .218 .292 .366 .658 0.109 1.10 0.160 -0.050 1.2 2 1 HR
Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .237 .288 .330 .618 -0.014 0.83 0.044 -0.058 0.3 0 0 SB
Jim Northrup RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .337 .414 .531 .945 -0.089 0.89 0.016 -0.105 -1.1 2 0
Norm Cash 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .245 .356 .490 .846 -0.039 1.37 0.092 -0.131 -0.7 6 0
Willie Horton LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .212 .264 .424 .687 -0.105 1.28 0.043 -0.149 -1.0 0 0
Bill Freehan C 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .301 .356 .506 .862 0.077 1.03 0.104 -0.027 0.7 13 0
Mickey Stanley CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .259 .306 .293 .600 -0.072 1.18 0.010 -0.082 -0.6 4 0
Ed Brinkman SS 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .216 .278 .250 .528 0.007 1.89 0.161 -0.154 -0.7 0 5 2B,GDP
Mickey Lolich P 2 1 1 0 0 1 3 .273 .385 .273 .657 0.309 1.91 0.361 -0.051 1.4 0 2 SH
Team Totals 30 3 8 1 3 4 34 .267 .333 .400 .733 0.183 1.19 0.991 -0.807 -0.6 27 8
2B: E Brinkman (3, off M Hedlund).
HR: D McAuliffe (3, off M Hedlund, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF-RF).
SH: M Lolich (2, off M Hedlund).
TB: D McAuliffe 5; E Brinkman 3; B Freehan 2; A Rodriguez; M Lolich.
GIDP: E Brinkman (2).
RBI: D McAuliffe (14).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Baserunning
SB: A Rodriguez (3, 2nd base off T Burgmeier/E Kirkpatrick).
Pickoffs: W Horton (2nd base by E Kirkpatrick).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Hedlund, L (3-1) 6 7 3 3 3 3 1 2.45 28 46 -0.214 1.42 -0.3
Tom Burgmeier 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.02 3 0 0 0.020 0.50 0.5
Ted Abernathy 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.63 3 0 0 0.012 0.15 0.5
Team Totals 8 8 3 3 3 4 1 3.38 34 46 0 0 -0.182 1.19 0.6
M Hedlund faced 3 batters in the 7th inning.

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mickey Lolich, W (5-2) 9 8 1 1 6 13 0 2.95 41 74 0.318 1.57 3.1
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 6 13 0 1.00 41 74 0.318 1.57 3.1
Balks: None.
WP: M Hedlund (1); M Lolich (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Merle Anthony, 2B - George Maloney, 3B - Hank Soar.
Time of Game: 2:47.
Attendance: 13,973.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 60° F.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Detroit Tigers
1 Freddie Patek SS 1 Dick McAuliffe 2B
2 Cookie Rojas 2B 2 Aurelio Rodriguez 3B
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Jim Northrup RF
4 Bob Oliver 1B 4 Norm Cash 1B
5 Carl Taylor LF 5 Willie Horton LF
6 Paul Schaal 3B 6 Bill Freehan C
7 Dennis Paepke RF 7 Mickey Stanley CF
8 Ed Kirkpatrick C 8 Ed Brinkman SS
9 Mike Hedlund P 9 Mickey Lolich P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 0-1 0 -2- RR DET M. Lolich M. Hedlund 32% 80% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; Brinkman Scores/No RBI; Lolich Scores/No RBI
b2 0-0 1 123 OO DET E. Brinkman M. Hedlund -15% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t8 1-3 1 1-- KCR D. Paepke M. Lolich -14% 73% Double to LF; Schaal to 3B
b4 0-0 0 12- OO DET M. Stanley M. Hedlund -14% 53% Double Play: Strikeout, Horton Picked off 2B (C-3B)
b7 0-1 0 --- DET E. Brinkman M. Hedlund 14% 48% Double to LF

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 --- O KCR F. Patek M. Lolich 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- KCR C. Rojas M. Lolich -2% 50% Single to SS
t1 0-0 1 1-- KCR A. Otis M. Lolich -2% 48% Wild Pitch; Rojas to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O KCR A. Otis M. Lolich 3% 51% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 -2- O KCR B. Oliver M. Lolich 3% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O DET D. McAuliffe M. Hedlund -2% 52% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- O DET A. Rodriguez M. Hedlund -1% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O DET J. Northrup M. Hedlund -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 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 C. Taylor M. Lolich 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- KCR P. Schaal M. Lolich -3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- KCR D. Paepke M. Lolich -4% 46% Walk; Schaal to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick M. Lolich 5% 50% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 12- O KCR M. Hedlund M. Lolich 4% 55% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- DET N. Cash M. Hedlund 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- O DET W. Horton M. Hedlund -4% 55% Lineout: RF
b2 0-0 1 1-- DET B. Freehan M. Hedlund 4% 59% Single to LF; Cash to 2B
b2 0-0 1 12- DET M. Stanley M. Hedlund 5% 64% Wild Pitch; Freehan to 2B; Cash to 3B
b2 0-0 1 -23 DET M. Stanley M. Hedlund 1% 65% Walk
b2 0-0 1 123 OO DET E. Brinkman M. Hedlund -15% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek M. Lolich 2% 52% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- O KCR C. Rojas M. Lolich 2% 54% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 2 --- KCR A. Otis M. Lolich -1% 53% Single to SS
t3 0-0 2 1-- KCR B. Oliver M. Lolich -1% 52% Otis Steals 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- O KCR B. Oliver M. Lolich 4% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- DET M. Lolich M. Hedlund 4% 59% Single to CF
b3 0-0 0 1-- DET D. McAuliffe M. Hedlund 6% 65% Single to RF; Lolich to 2B
b3 0-0 0 12- O DET A. Rodriguez M. Hedlund -2% 63% Reached on E6 (throw to 2B) (Ground Ball); Lolich to 3B; McAuliffe out at 3B/C-3B
b3 0-0 1 1-3 O DET J. Northrup M. Hedlund -8% 56% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 2 1-3 O DET N. Cash M. Hedlund -6% 50% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 5-6-7
t4 0-0 0 --- O KCR C. Taylor M. Lolich 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- KCR P. Schaal M. Lolich -3% 50% Single to LF
t4 0-0 1 1-- KCR D. Paepke M. Lolich -2% 47% Schaal Steals 2B
t4 0-0 1 -2- O KCR D. Paepke M. Lolich 4% 52% Strikeout
t4 0-0 2 -2- KCR E. Kirkpatrick M. Lolich -1% 51% Walk
t4 0-0 2 12- O KCR M. Hedlund M. Lolich 5% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 5-6-7
b4 0-0 0 --- DET W. Horton M. Hedlund 4% 60% Walk
b4 0-0 0 1-- DET B. Freehan M. Hedlund 7% 67% Single to CF; Horton to 2B
b4 0-0 0 12- OO DET M. Stanley M. Hedlund -14% 53% Double Play: Strikeout, Horton Picked off 2B (C-3B)
b4 0-0 2 1-- DET E. Brinkman M. Hedlund 2% 55% Single to CF; Freehan to 2B
b4 0-0 2 12- O DET M. Lolich M. Hedlund -5% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 1-2-3
t5 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek M. Lolich 3% 53% Groundout: P-1B
t5 0-0 1 --- KCR C. Rojas M. Lolich -3% 50% Single to LF
t5 0-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis M. Lolich 4% 53% Flyball: RF
t5 0-0 2 1-- O KCR B. Oliver M. Lolich 3% 56% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 1-2-3
b5 0-0 0 --- O DET D. McAuliffe M. Hedlund -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b5 0-0 1 --- O DET A. Rodriguez M. Hedlund -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-0 2 --- DET J. Northrup M. Hedlund 2% 53% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b5 0-0 2 1-- O DET N. Cash M. Hedlund -3% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 5-6-7
t6 0-0 0 --- O KCR C. Taylor M. Lolich 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-0 1 --- KCR P. Schaal M. Lolich -4% 50% Walk
t6 0-0 1 1-- O KCR D. Paepke M. Lolich 4% 54% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t6 0-0 2 1-- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick M. Lolich 3% 57% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 5-6-7
b6 0-0 0 --- O DET W. Horton M. Hedlund -3% 54% Foul Flyball: RF
b6 0-0 1 --- O DET B. Freehan M. Hedlund -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-0 2 --- O DET M. Stanley M. Hedlund -2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 9-1-2
t7 0-0 0 --- O KCR M. Hedlund M. Lolich 4% 54% Strikeout
t7 0-0 1 --- KCR F. Patek M. Lolich -4% 50% Single to LF
t7 0-0 1 1-- KCR C. Rojas M. Lolich -12% 38% Single to CF; Patek to 3B
t7 0-0 1 1-3 RO KCR A. Otis M. Lolich -6% 32% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Patek Scores
t7 1-0 2 1-- O KCR B. Oliver M. Lolich 2% 34% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 8-9-1
b7 0-1 0 --- DET E. Brinkman M. Hedlund 14% 48% Double to LF
b7 0-1 0 -2- RR DET M. Lolich M. Hedlund 32% 80% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; Brinkman Scores/No RBI; Lolich Scores/No RBI
b7 2-1 0 --- R DET D. McAuliffe M. Hedlund 10% 90% Home Run (CF-RF)
Tom Burgmeier replaces Mike Hedlund pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-1 0 --- DET A. Rodriguez T. Burgmeier 1% 91% Single to CF
b7 3-1 0 1-- DET J. Northrup T. Burgmeier 1% 92% Rodriguez Steals 2B
b7 3-1 0 -2- DET J. Northrup T. Burgmeier 2% 94% Passed Ball; Rodriguez to 3B
b7 3-1 0 --3 O DET J. Northrup T. Burgmeier -2% 92% Lineout: 1B
b7 3-1 1 --3 OO DET N. Cash T. Burgmeier -5% 88% Bunt Pop Fly Double Play: Bunt P-3B
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 5-6-7
t8 1-3 0 --- O KCR C. Taylor M. Lolich 3% 91% Flyball: CF
t8 1-3 1 --- KCR P. Schaal M. Lolich -4% 87% Single to LF
t8 1-3 1 1-- KCR D. Paepke M. Lolich -14% 73% Double to LF; Schaal to 3B
Bobby Knoop pinch hits for Ed Kirkpatrick (C) batting 8th
t8 1-3 1 -23 KCR B. Knoop M. Lolich -4% 69% Walk
Jerry May pinch hits for Tom Burgmeier (P) batting 9th
t8 1-3 1 123 O KCR J. May M. Lolich 13% 82% Strikeout
t8 1-3 2 123 O KCR F. Patek M. Lolich 13% 95% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Ted Abernathy facing 5-6-7
Ted Abernathy replaces Bobby Knoop (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Jerry May moves from PH to C
b8 3-1 0 --- O DET W. Horton T. Abernathy -1% 94% Groundout: 1B-P
b8 3-1 1 --- O DET B. Freehan T. Abernathy -0% 94% Strikeout
b8 3-1 2 --- O DET M. Stanley T. Abernathy -0% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 3.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 2-3-4
t9 1-3 0 --- KCR C. Rojas M. Lolich -7% 86% Walk
t9 1-3 0 1-- O KCR A. Otis M. Lolich 6% 92% Strikeout Looking
t9 1-3 1 1-- O KCR B. Oliver M. Lolich 5% 97% Strikeout
t9 1-3 2 1-- O KCR C. Taylor M. Lolich 3% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 3.

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