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@BAL
5
4
BOS
@CAL
0
5
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@CLE
1
0
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@DET
9
1
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@OAK
4
1
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@TEX
6
5
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@ATL
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6
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@PHI
6
4
SDP
@STL
1
5
Wednesday, August 14, 1974,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 13,504, Time of Game: 2:37
Royals
9
62-54
 Won 2 
2nd, 5½ GB
at Tigers
1
55-63
 Lost 2 
6th, 9½ GB
W: Steve Busby (18-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          6  0  0   0  0  1   0  1  1    9 17  0
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    1  5  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Freddie Patek SS 4 1 2 2 2 0 .238 .657 0.104 0.48 0.107 -0.004 2.4 1 1 SB,GDP
Cookie Rojas 2B 6 0 1 0 0 1 .294 .708 -0.046 0.35 0.001 -0.047 -3.0 2 0 2·GDP
Amos Otis CF 5 1 1 1 0 0 .300 .852 0.047 0.36 0.058 -0.011 -0.3 4 0
Hal McRae LF 5 2 3 0 0 0 .322 .899 0.064 0.27 0.066 -0.003 1.0 3 0
Orlando Cepeda DH 5 1 2 1 0 1 .302 .827 -0.064 0.42 0.004 -0.068 -0.2 HR
Tony Solaita 1B 3 1 2 3 0 1 .279 .770 0.221 0.62 0.225 -0.005 2.7 4 0 HR
   Kurt Bevacqua PH-1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 .195 .474 -0.003 0.04 0.000 -0.003 -0.4 3 0
Vada Pinson RF 3 1 2 0 1 0 .236 .617 0.014 0.15 0.017 -0.004 0.6 1 0 3B
   Al Cowens RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .526 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 1 0
George Brett 3B 3 1 2 1 0 0 .263 .660 0.039 0.38 0.049 -0.010 0.4 0 1
   Frank White 3B 2 1 1 1 0 0 .229 .562 0.008 0.10 0.008 0.000 0.8 1 3
Buck Martinez C 2 0 1 0 3 0 .170 .501 0.010 0.12 0.013 -0.003 1.1 7 0
Steve Busby P 0 2
Team Totals 41 9 17 9 6 4 .415 1.099 0.394 0.32 0.548 -0.158 4.8 27 7
3B: V Pinson (2, off F Holdsworth).
HR: O Cepeda (1, off L Walker; 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); T Solaita (4, off F Holdsworth; 1st inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: O Cepeda 5; T Solaita 5; V Pinson 4; H McRae 3; F Patek 2; G Brett 2; A Otis; B Martinez; F White; C Rojas.
GIDP: C Rojas 2 (21); F Patek (6).
RBI: T Solaita 3 (21); F Patek 2 (28); A Otis (62); O Cepeda (14); G Brett (30); F White (11).
2-out RBI: T Solaita 3; F Patek; F White; G Brett; O Cepeda.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 6 for 12.
Fielding
PB: B Martinez (4).
Baserunning
SB: F Patek (29, 2nd base off F Holdsworth/J Wockenfuss).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron LeFlore CF 3 0 1 0 2 0 .215 .624 0.018 0.14 0.024 -0.006 0.5 2 1
Gary Sutherland 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .269 .638 -0.014 0.29 0.009 -0.022 -0.5 3 4
Al Kaline DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .712 -0.038 0.37 0.000 -0.038 -1.3
Ben Oglivie 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .276 .757 -0.004 0.18 0.010 -0.014 -0.5 9 0
Jim Nettles RF 2 1 0 0 2 0 .237 .694 0.005 0.24 0.018 -0.013 0.3 2 0
Tom Veryzer SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .733 -0.009 0.27 0.009 -0.018 0.4 2 2
Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .235 .598 -0.032 0.32 0.000 -0.032 -1.5 2 4
Marv Lane LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 .209 .649 -0.019 0.18 0.000 -0.019 -1.0 1 0
John Wockenfuss C 4 0 1 1 0 0 .167 .452 -0.015 0.15 0.000 -0.015 0.5 5 1
Fred Holdsworth P 0 0
   Luke Walker P 1 1
Team Totals 32 1 5 1 5 7 .156 .427 -0.108 0.23 0.070 -0.177 -3.2 27 13
TB: T Veryzer 2; G Sutherland; R LeFlore; J Wockenfuss.
RBI: J Wockenfuss (1).
2-out RBI: J Wockenfuss.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 3. A Rodriguez-G Sutherland-B Oglivie; G Sutherland-B Oglivie; G Sutherland-T Veryzer-B Oglivie.
E: A Rodriguez (15).
Outfield Assists: R LeFlore (V Pinson at 3rd base).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Busby, W (18-9) 9 5 1 1 5 7 0 3.17 37 75 0.106 0.23 3.2
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 5 7 0 1.00 37 75 0.106 0.23 3.2

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Fred Holdsworth, L (0-1) 0.2 4 5 5 1 0 1 13.50 7 23 -0.338 1.19 -3.9
Luke Walker 8.1 13 4 3 5 4 1 4.43 40 1 1 -0.056 0.14 -0.9
Team Totals 9 17 9 8 6 4 2 8.00 47 23 1 1 -0.394 0.32 -4.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Armando Rodriguez, 1B - Bill Kunkel, 2B - Merle Anthony, 3B - Bill Haller.
Time of Game: 2:37.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Detroit Tigers
1 Freddie Patek SS 1 Ron LeFlore CF
2 Cookie Rojas 2B 2 Gary Sutherland 2B
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Al Kaline DH
4 Hal McRae LF 4 Ben Oglivie 1B
5 Orlando Cepeda DH 5 Jim Nettles RF
6 Tony Solaita 1B 6 Tom Veryzer SS
7 Vada Pinson RF 7 Aurelio Rodriguez 3B
8 George Brett 3B 8 Marv Lane LF
9 Buck Martinez C 9 John Wockenfuss C
Steve Busby P Fred Holdsworth P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 1-0 2 1-3 RRR KCR T. Solaita F. Holdsworth 22% 83% Home Run; Otis Scores; McRae Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-3 O KCR O. Cepeda F. Holdsworth -6% 60% Foul Popfly: C
t1 1-0 1 1-- KCR H. McRae F. Holdsworth 6% 66% Single to RF; Otis to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 R KCR A. Otis F. Holdsworth 6% 61% Single to LF; Patek Scores
t1 4-0 2 --3 R KCR G. Brett L. Walker 5% 88% Single to C (Ground Ball); Pinson Scores

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' Fred Holdsworth facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR F. Patek F. Holdsworth 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCR C. Rojas F. Holdsworth 2% 56% Patek Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O KCR C. Rojas F. Holdsworth -1% 55% Flyball: RF; Patek to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 R KCR A. Otis F. Holdsworth 6% 61% Single to LF; Patek Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- KCR H. McRae F. Holdsworth 6% 66% Single to RF; Otis to 3B
t1 1-0 1 1-3 O KCR O. Cepeda F. Holdsworth -6% 60% Foul Popfly: C
t1 1-0 2 1-3 RRR KCR T. Solaita F. Holdsworth 22% 83% Home Run; Otis Scores; McRae Scores
t1 4-0 2 --- KCR V. Pinson F. Holdsworth 1% 84% Triple (CF-RF)
Luke Walker replaces Fred Holdsworth pitching
t1 4-0 2 --3 R KCR G. Brett L. Walker 5% 88% Single to C (Ground Ball); Pinson Scores
t1 5-0 2 1-- KCR B. Martinez L. Walker 1% 89% Walk; Brett to 2B
t1 5-0 2 12- R KCR F. Patek L. Walker 4% 93% Single to RF; Brett Scores; Martinez to 2B
t1 6-0 2 12- O KCR C. Rojas L. Walker -1% 92% Strikeout
6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Steve Busby facing 1-2-3
b1 0-6 0 --- DET R. LeFlore S. Busby -2% 90% Walk
b1 0-6 0 1-- O DET G. Sutherland S. Busby 2% 92% Foul Popfly: 1B
b1 0-6 1 1-- O DET A. Kaline S. Busby 1% 93% Popfly: SS
b1 0-6 2 1-- O DET B. Oglivie S. Busby 1% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Tigers' Luke Walker facing 3-4-5
t2 6-0 0 --- O KCR A. Otis L. Walker -0% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 6-0 1 --- KCR H. McRae L. Walker 0% 94% Single to CF
t2 6-0 1 1-- O KCR O. Cepeda L. Walker -1% 93% Flyball: RF
t2 6-0 2 1-- O KCR T. Solaita L. Walker -0% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Steve Busby facing 5-6-7
b2 0-6 0 --- DET J. Nettles S. Busby -2% 91% Walk
b2 0-6 0 1-- O DET T. Veryzer S. Busby 2% 93% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-6 1 1-- O DET A. Rodriguez S. Busby 1% 94% Flyball: LF
b2 0-6 2 1-- O DET M. Lane S. Busby 1% 95% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Tigers' Luke Walker facing 7-8-9
t3 6-0 0 --- O KCR V. Pinson L. Walker -0% 94% Lineout: LF
t3 6-0 1 --- KCR G. Brett L. Walker 0% 95% Single to LF
t3 6-0 1 1-- KCR B. Martinez L. Walker 1% 95% Walk; Brett to 2B
t3 6-0 1 12- KCR F. Patek L. Walker 1% 96% Walk; Brett to 3B; Martinez to 2B
t3 6-0 1 123 OO KCR C. Rojas L. Walker -2% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Steve Busby facing 9-1-2
b3 0-6 0 --- O DET J. Wockenfuss S. Busby 1% 95% Flyball: CF
b3 0-6 1 --- O DET R. LeFlore S. Busby 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-6 2 --- O DET G. Sutherland S. Busby 0% 96% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Tigers' Luke Walker facing 3-4-5
t4 6-0 0 --- O KCR A. Otis L. Walker -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 6-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae L. Walker -0% 95% Lineout: 1B
t4 6-0 2 --- KCR O. Cepeda L. Walker 0% 95% Single to CF
t4 6-0 2 1-- KCR T. Solaita L. Walker 0% 96% Single to CF; Cepeda to 3B
t4 6-0 2 1-3 KCR V. Pinson L. Walker 0% 96% Walk; Solaita to 2B
t4 6-0 2 123 O KCR G. Brett L. Walker -1% 95% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 6, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Steve Busby facing 3-4-5
b4 0-6 0 --- O DET A. Kaline S. Busby 1% 96% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-6 1 --- DET B. Oglivie S. Busby -1% 95% Walk
b4 0-6 1 1-- O DET J. Nettles S. Busby 1% 96% Lineout: LF
b4 0-6 2 1-- DET T. Veryzer S. Busby -1% 95% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Oglivie to 2B
Frank White replaces George Brett playing 3B batting 8th
b4 0-6 2 12- O DET A. Rodriguez S. Busby 2% 97% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Tigers 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Tigers' Luke Walker facing 9-1-2
t5 6-0 0 --- O KCR B. Martinez L. Walker -0% 97% Popfly: 3B
t5 6-0 1 --- O KCR F. Patek L. Walker -0% 96% Flyball: CF
t5 6-0 2 --- KCR C. Rojas L. Walker 0% 97% Single to CF
t5 6-0 2 1-- O KCR A. Otis L. Walker -0% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Steve Busby facing 8-9-1
b5 0-6 0 --- O DET M. Lane S. Busby 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-6 1 --- O DET J. Wockenfuss S. Busby 0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-6 2 --- DET R. LeFlore S. Busby -0% 97% Single to CF
b5 0-6 2 1-- DET G. Sutherland S. Busby -1% 96% Single to LF; LeFlore to 3B
b5 0-6 2 1-3 O DET A. Kaline S. Busby 1% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Tigers 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Tigers' Luke Walker facing 4-5-6
t6 6-0 0 --- KCR H. McRae L. Walker 0% 98% Single to LF
t6 6-0 0 1-- O KCR O. Cepeda L. Walker -0% 98% Strikeout
Kurt Bevacqua pinch hits for Tony Solaita (1B) batting 6th
t6 6-0 1 1-- O KCR K. Bevacqua L. Walker -0% 98% Strikeout
t6 6-0 2 1-- KCR V. Pinson L. Walker 0% 98% Single to RF; McRae to 3B
t6 6-0 2 1-3 RO KCR F. White L. Walker 1% 99% Single to CF; McRae Scores; Pinson out at 3B/CF-3B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-7, Royals' Steve Busby facing 4-5-6
Kurt Bevacqua moves from PH to 1B
b6 0-7 0 --- O DET B. Oglivie S. Busby 0% 99% Flyball: CF
b6 0-7 1 --- O DET J. Nettles S. Busby 0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
b6 0-7 2 --- O DET T. Veryzer S. Busby 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Tigers 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-0, Tigers' Luke Walker facing 9-1-2
t7 7-0 0 --- KCR B. Martinez L. Walker 0% 99% Single to LF
t7 7-0 0 1-- OO KCR F. Patek L. Walker -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
t7 7-0 2 --- O KCR C. Rojas L. Walker -0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-7, Royals' Steve Busby facing 7-8-9
b7 0-7 0 --- O DET A. Rodriguez S. Busby 0% 99% Strikeout
b7 0-7 1 --- O DET M. Lane S. Busby 0% 100% Strikeout
b7 0-7 2 --- O DET J. Wockenfuss S. Busby 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Tigers 0.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-0, Tigers' Luke Walker facing 3-4-5
t8 7-0 0 --- O KCR A. Otis L. Walker -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 7-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae L. Walker -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 7-0 2 --- R KCR O. Cepeda L. Walker 0% 100% Home Run
t8 8-0 2 --- O KCR K. Bevacqua L. Walker -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-8, Royals' Steve Busby facing 1-2-3
Al Cowens replaces Vada Pinson playing RF batting 7th
b8 0-8 0 --- DET R. LeFlore S. Busby -0% 100% Walk
b8 0-8 0 1-- O DET G. Sutherland S. Busby 0% 100% Strikeout
b8 0-8 1 1-- DET A. Kaline S. Busby -0% 100% Passed Ball; LeFlore to 2B
b8 0-8 1 -2- O DET A. Kaline S. Busby 0% 100% Lineout: 3B
b8 0-8 2 -2- O DET B. Oglivie S. Busby 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Tigers 0.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-0, Tigers' Luke Walker facing 7-8-9
t9 8-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens L. Walker -0% 100% Groundout: C-P
t9 8-0 1 --- KCR F. White L. Walker 0% 100% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t9 8-0 1 1-- KCR B. Martinez L. Walker 0% 100% Walk; White to 2B
t9 8-0 1 12- R KCR F. Patek L. Walker 0% 100% Single to CF; White Scores/unER; Martinez to 2B
t9 9-0 1 12- OO KCR C. Rojas L. Walker -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-9, Royals' Steve Busby facing 5-6-7
b9 0-9 0 --- DET J. Nettles S. Busby -0% 100% Walk
b9 0-9 0 1-- DET T. Veryzer S. Busby -0% 100% Single to RF; Nettles to 2B
b9 0-9 0 12- O DET A. Rodriguez S. Busby 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b9 0-9 1 12- O DET M. Lane S. Busby 0% 100% Strikeout
b9 0-9 2 12- R DET J. Wockenfuss S. Busby -0% 100% Single to LF; Nettles Scores; Veryzer to 2B
b9 1-9 2 12- O DET R. LeFlore S. Busby 0% 100% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 9, Tigers 1.

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