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CLE
@CAL
6
2
KCR
@DET
3
0
BAL
@OAK
3
4
 
(12)
MIL
@TEX
2
4
NYM
@ATL
0
2
SDP
@CHC
2
10
PHI
@CIN
3
1
MON
@HOU
5
6
 
(10)
SFG
@STL
5
0
Friday, April 27, 1973,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 16,345, Time of Game: 2:18
Royals
3
12-7
 Won 1 
1st
at Tigers
0
9-9
 Lost 1 
2nd, ½ GB
W: Steve Busby (2-2)
L: Jim Perry (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  1  0   0  1  1    3  8  0
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  0  2

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 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .284 .413 .405 .818 -0.144 0.81 0.001 -0.145 -1.3 4 5
Steve Hovley DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .286 .286 .381 .667 -0.071 1.11 0.030 -0.101 -0.7
   Hal McRae PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .185 .308 .333 .641 -0.007 0.26 0.000 -0.007 -0.4
Amos Otis CF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .266 .337 .494 .831 0.059 0.88 0.128 -0.070 0.4 2 0 HR
John Mayberry 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .232 .393 .493 .886 -0.027 0.76 0.024 -0.051 -0.4 11 0
Lou Piniella LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .284 .351 .373 .724 -0.019 0.85 0.040 -0.059 -0.2 3 0
Ed Kirkpatrick RF 4 2 3 1 0 0 4 .386 .481 .727 1.209 0.118 0.91 0.172 -0.054 1.1 2 0 HR,GDP
Cookie Rojas 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .316 .382 .456 .838 -0.040 1.06 0.037 -0.077 -0.5 1 1 SH
Paul Schaal 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .273 .388 .318 .706 0.053 0.91 0.106 -0.053 0.4 0 1
Fran Healy C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .083 .083 .167 .250 -0.040 0.64 0.042 -0.082 0.1 4 0
Steve Busby P 0 2
Team Totals 35 3 8 2 2 2 38 .229 .270 .400 .670 -0.118 0.86 0.580 -0.699 -1.6 27 9
HR: E Kirkpatrick (3, off J Perry, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); A Otis (4, off J Perry, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF).
SH: C Rojas (1, off J Perry).
TB: E Kirkpatrick 6; A Otis 4; L Piniella 2; S Hovley; C Rojas.
GIDP: E Kirkpatrick (1).
RBI: A Otis (10); E Kirkpatrick (14).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Rojas-F Patek-J Mayberry; J Mayberry.
PB: F Healy (1).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Northrup RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .212 .316 .273 .589 -0.091 0.89 0.000 -0.091 -0.7 5 0
Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .178 .189 .288 .477 -0.071 0.95 0.000 -0.071 -0.6 1 2
   Duke Sims PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .400 .500 .900 0.047 0.92 0.047 0.000 0.4
Rich Reese LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .045 .160 .045 .205 -0.064 1.05 0.050 -0.114 -0.6 2 0
Bill Freehan C 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .333 .410 .377 .787 0.135 1.44 0.163 -0.028 0.5 2 1
Gates Brown DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .195 .313 .317 .630 -0.156 2.02 0.000 -0.156 -1.3 GDP
Norm Cash 1B 1 0 0 0 2 1 3 .176 .288 .412 .700 -0.063 1.62 0.067 -0.131 -0.1 12 1
Dick McAuliffe 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .191 .208 .234 .442 -0.159 2.03 0.000 -0.159 -1.0 2 3
Mickey Stanley CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .220 .309 .475 .783 -0.112 1.51 0.000 -0.112 -0.8 1 0
Ed Brinkman SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .255 .349 .436 .786 -0.082 1.05 0.000 -0.082 -0.6 2 4
Jim Perry P 0 3
   Fred Scherman P 0 0
Team Totals 25 0 0 0 6 4 31 .000 .194 .000 .194 -0.616 1.34 0.327 -0.944 -4.6 27 14
GIDP: G Brown (1).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. D McAuliffe-E Brinkman-N Cash.
PB: B Freehan (1).
E: A Rodriguez (1); N Cash (2).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Busby, W (2-2) 9 0 0 0 6 4 0 5.11 31 85 0.618 1.34 4.6
Team Totals 9 0 0 0 6 4 0 0.00 31 85 0.618 1.34 4.6

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Perry, L (2-2) 8.2 8 3 2 2 2 2 2.14 37 58 0.111 0.87 1.1
Fred Scherman 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 2 0 0.007 0.26 0.4
Team Totals 9 8 3 2 2 2 2 2.00 38 58 2 0 0.118 0.86 1.6
Balks: None.
WP: S Busby (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Rice, 1B - Russ Goetz, 2B - George Maloney, 3B - Jim Evans.
Time of Game: 2:18.
Attendance: 16,345.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Detroit Tigers
1 Freddie Patek SS 1 Jim Northrup RF
2 Steve Hovley DH 2 Aurelio Rodriguez 3B
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Rich Reese LF
4 John Mayberry 1B 4 Bill Freehan C
5 Lou Piniella LF 5 Gates Brown DH
6 Ed Kirkpatrick RF 6 Norm Cash 1B
7 Cookie Rojas 2B 7 Dick McAuliffe 2B
8 Paul Schaal 3B 8 Mickey Stanley CF
9 Fran Healy C 9 Ed Brinkman SS
Steve Busby P Jim Perry P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 0-0 0 --- R KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Perry 14% 64% Home Run
b7 0-1 1 --3 O DET N. Cash S. Busby 13% 66% Strikeout
t8 1-0 1 --- R KCR A. Otis J. Perry 13% 85% Home Run
t5 1-0 0 1-- KCR P. Schaal J. Perry 11% 78% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Rojas to 3B; Schaal to 2B
b4 0-0 1 12- OO DET G. Brown S. Busby 10% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B

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' Jim Perry facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Perry -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR S. Hovley J. Perry -2% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Perry -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O DET J. Northrup S. Busby 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O DET A. Rodriguez S. Busby 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O DET R. Reese S. Busby 1% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jim Perry facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Mayberry J. Perry -2% 48% Lineout: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- KCR L. Piniella J. Perry 3% 50% Single to LF
t2 0-0 1 1-- OO KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Perry -5% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O DET B. Freehan S. Busby 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 1 --- O DET G. Brown S. Busby 2% 49% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 2 --- DET N. Cash S. Busby -1% 48% Walk
b2 0-0 2 1-- O DET D. McAuliffe S. Busby 2% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jim Perry facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR C. Rojas J. Perry -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t3 0-0 1 --- O KCR P. Schaal J. Perry -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O KCR F. Healy J. Perry -1% 44% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O DET M. Stanley S. Busby 3% 47% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 1 --- O DET E. Brinkman S. Busby 2% 49% Foul Flyball: 1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O DET J. Northrup S. Busby 1% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jim Perry facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Perry -3% 47% Foul Flyball: RF
t4 0-0 1 --- KCR S. Hovley J. Perry 3% 50% Single to LF
t4 0-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis J. Perry -3% 47% Lineout: LF
t4 0-0 2 1-- KCR J. Mayberry J. Perry 2% 49% Walk; Hovley to 2B
t4 0-0 2 12- O KCR L. Piniella J. Perry -5% 44% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- O DET A. Rodriguez S. Busby 3% 47% Lineout: SS
b4 0-0 1 --- DET R. Reese S. Busby -3% 44% Walk
b4 0-0 1 1-- DET B. Freehan S. Busby -2% 42% Passed Ball; Reese to 2B
b4 0-0 1 -2- DET B. Freehan S. Busby -2% 40% Walk
b4 0-0 1 12- OO DET G. Brown S. Busby 10% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jim Perry facing 6-7-8
t5 0-0 0 --- R KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Perry 14% 64% Home Run
t5 1-0 0 --- KCR C. Rojas J. Perry 4% 68% Single to LF
t5 1-0 0 1-- KCR P. Schaal J. Perry 11% 78% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Rojas to 3B; Schaal to 2B
t5 1-0 0 -23 O KCR F. Healy J. Perry -5% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-0 1 -23 O KCR F. Patek J. Perry -8% 65% Groundout: P-1B
t5 1-0 2 -23 O KCR S. Hovley J. Perry -6% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Steve Busby facing 6-7-8
b5 0-1 0 --- DET N. Cash S. Busby -5% 53% Walk
b5 0-1 0 1-- O DET D. McAuliffe S. Busby 5% 58% Flyball: SS
b5 0-1 1 1-- O DET M. Stanley S. Busby 4% 63% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 0-1 2 1-- O DET E. Brinkman S. Busby 4% 66% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Jim Perry facing 3-4-5
t6 1-0 0 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Perry -2% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 1-0 1 --- O KCR J. Mayberry J. Perry -2% 62% Popfly: 3B
t6 1-0 2 --- KCR L. Piniella J. Perry 1% 63% Single to LF
t6 1-0 2 1-- KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Perry 2% 65% Single to LF; Piniella to 2B
t6 1-0 2 12- O KCR C. Rojas J. Perry -5% 61% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Steve Busby facing 1-2-3
b6 0-1 0 --- O DET J. Northrup S. Busby 4% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-1 1 --- O DET A. Rodriguez S. Busby 3% 67% Strikeout
b6 0-1 2 --- O DET R. Reese S. Busby 2% 69% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Jim Perry facing 8-9-1
t7 1-0 0 --- O KCR P. Schaal J. Perry -2% 67% Flyball: RF
t7 1-0 1 --- O KCR F. Healy J. Perry -2% 65% Groundout: P-1B
t7 1-0 2 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Perry -1% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Steve Busby facing 4-5-6
b7 0-1 0 --- DET B. Freehan S. Busby -8% 56% Walk
b7 0-1 0 1-- O DET G. Brown S. Busby 3% 60% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Freehan to 2B
b7 0-1 1 -2- DET N. Cash S. Busby -6% 53% Wild Pitch; Freehan to 3B
b7 0-1 1 --3 O DET N. Cash S. Busby 13% 66% Strikeout
b7 0-1 2 --3 O DET D. McAuliffe S. Busby 8% 75% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Jim Perry facing 2-3-4
t8 1-0 0 --- O KCR S. Hovley J. Perry -2% 72% Lineout: 1B
t8 1-0 1 --- R KCR A. Otis J. Perry 13% 85% Home Run
t8 2-0 1 --- O KCR J. Mayberry J. Perry -1% 84% Groundout: C-1B
t8 2-0 2 --- O KCR L. Piniella J. Perry -1% 84% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Steve Busby facing 8-9-1
b8 0-2 0 --- O DET M. Stanley S. Busby 4% 88% Flyball: CF
b8 0-2 1 --- O DET E. Brinkman S. Busby 3% 91% Strikeout
b8 0-2 2 --- O DET J. Northrup S. Busby 2% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Jim Perry facing 6-7-8
t9 2-0 0 --- KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Perry 1% 94% Single to LF
t9 2-0 0 1-- O KCR C. Rojas J. Perry -0% 93% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Kirkpatrick to 2B
t9 2-0 1 -2- O KCR P. Schaal J. Perry -1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B; Kirkpatrick to 3B
t9 2-0 2 --3 R KCR F. Healy J. Perry 4% 96% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Kirkpatrick Scores/No RBI/unER
t9 3-0 2 1-- KCR F. Patek J. Perry 0% 96% Passed Ball; Healy to 2B
t9 3-0 2 -2- KCR F. Patek J. Perry 0% 97% Walk
Fred Scherman replaces Jim Perry pitching
Hal McRae pinch hits for Steve Hovley (DH) batting 2nd
t9 3-0 2 12- O KCR H. McRae F. Scherman -1% 96% Lineout: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Steve Busby facing 2-3-4
Duke Sims pinch hits for Aurelio Rodriguez (3B) batting 2nd
b9 0-3 0 --- DET D. Sims S. Busby -5% 91% Walk
b9 0-3 0 1-- OO DET R. Reese S. Busby 8% 100% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
b9 0-3 2 --- O DET B. Freehan S. Busby 0% 100% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 0.

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