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Scores
Standings
CLE
@BOS
4
3
KCR
@DET
4
10
SEA
@OAK
2
4
CHW
@TOR
8
4
HOU
@LAD
4
0
CHC
@MON
0
2
Monday, April 16, 1979, 1:35PM
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 9,457, Time of Game: 2:54
Royals
4
5-4
 Lost 1 
4th, 2 GB
at Tigers
10
3-4
 Won 2 
4th, 2½ GB
L: Larry Gura (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  2   0  2  0   0  0  0    4 11  3
Tigers          1  3  1   1  0  0   4  0  X   10 11  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
George Brett 3B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .333 .395 .513 .908 -0.165 0.94 0.000 -0.165 -1.8 0 3
   U.L. Washington 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Hal McRae DH 4 2 1 0 1 2 5 .364 .512 .576 1.087 -0.013 0.98 0.089 -0.102 0.2
Amos Otis CF 4 2 2 0 1 2 5 .361 .439 .500 .939 0.115 0.89 0.152 -0.036 1.6 7 0 SB
Darrell Porter C 4 0 3 1 1 0 5 .375 .462 .438 .899 0.163 0.90 0.163 0.000 1.7 5 1
Al Cowens RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .219 .306 .313 .618 -0.047 1.85 0.091 -0.137 -0.3 1 0
Pete LaCock 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .286 .310 .393 .703 -0.157 1.35 0.039 -0.196 -1.4 9 0 GDP
Clint Hurdle LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .240 .355 .360 .715 0.031 0.96 0.079 -0.048 -0.1 0 2 2B
Frank White 2B 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .258 .294 .290 .584 0.147 1.63 0.184 -0.037 1.1 2 3
   Steve Braun PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 -0.002 0.08 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 0 0
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .387 .424 .452 .876 -0.203 1.65 0.000 -0.203 -1.8 0 1 GDP
   Jamie Quirk PH-SS 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1.000 0.001 0.04 0.001 0.000 0.1 0 0
Larry Gura P 0 1
   Eduardo Rodriguez P 0 0
Team Totals 36 4 11 2 4 6 40 .306 .375 .333 .708 -0.130 1.13 0.798 -0.926 -0.9 24 12
2B: C Hurdle (3, off J Billingham).
TB: D Porter 3; C Hurdle 2; F White 2; A Otis 2; A Cowens; H McRae; P LaCock.
GIDP: F Patek (1); P LaCock (2).
RBI: A Cowens (5); D Porter (13).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
E: G Brett 2 (4); F Patek (3).
Outfield Assists: C Hurdle (A Rodriguez at 2nd base); C Hurdle (A Trammell at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: A Otis (3, 2nd base off J Billingham/J Wockenfuss).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron LeFlore DH 4 1 0 1 0 1 5 .194 .235 .226 .461 0.027 0.75 0.047 -0.020 -0.3 SF
Lou Whitaker 2B 4 1 3 1 1 1 5 .333 .419 .519 .938 0.157 0.66 0.165 -0.008 2.6 3 1 HR
Steve Kemp LF 5 1 3 2 0 1 5 .467 .500 .833 1.333 0.089 0.77 0.139 -0.050 1.4 2 0 2B
Jason Thompson 1B 2 1 0 1 2 0 5 .143 .387 .190 .578 0.007 0.64 0.027 -0.021 -0.1 8 1 SF
Jerry Morales RF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .138 .161 .276 .437 -0.071 0.62 0.000 -0.071 -1.8 0 0
John Wockenfuss C 2 2 1 0 1 0 3 .222 .300 .556 .856 0.033 0.62 0.048 -0.015 0.4 2 0
   Milt May C 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .222 .300 .333 .633 0.032 0.90 0.032 0.000 0.7 4 1
Lynn Jones CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .313 .389 .313 .701 -0.040 0.76 0.014 -0.054 -0.1 2 0
Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .278 .278 .389 .667 0.101 0.70 0.109 -0.008 1.9 2 4
Alan Trammell SS 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .476 .522 .476 .998 0.036 0.74 0.062 -0.026 0.9 3 2
Jack Billingham P 0 3
   Steve Baker P 1 0
Team Totals 34 10 11 10 5 5 41 .324 .390 .441 .831 0.371 0.70 0.643 -0.273 5.7 27 12
2B: S Kemp (3, off L Gura).
HR: L Whitaker (1, off L Gura, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF-RF).
SF: J Thompson (1, off L Gura); R LeFlore (1, off L Gura).
TB: L Whitaker 6; S Kemp 4; A Rodriguez; L Jones; J Wockenfuss; A Trammell; M May.
RBI: A Rodriguez 2 (3); A Trammell 2 (2); S Kemp 2 (9); L Whitaker (3); J Thompson (2); R LeFlore (6); M May (1).
2-out RBI: S Kemp 2; A Rodriguez; L Whitaker.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 5 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Billingham-L Whitaker-J Thompson; J Billingham-A Trammell-J Thompson.
PB: J Wockenfuss (1).
E: J Wockenfuss (1).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura, L (1-1) 6.1 8 9 5 5 3 1 4.64 33 27 -0.327 0.83 -4.2
Eduardo Rodriguez 1.2 3 1 1 0 2 0 2.25 8 2 2 -0.043 0.18 -1.5
Team Totals 8 11 10 6 5 5 1 6.75 41 27 2 2 -0.370 0.70 -5.7

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jack Billingham, W (1-0) 5 9 4 3 3 2 0 4.91 25 34 -0.103 1.13 -1.9
Steve Baker, S (1) 4 2 0 0 1 4 0 1.35 15 1 0 0.232 1.13 2.8
Team Totals 9 11 4 3 4 6 0 3.00 40 34 1 0 0.129 1.13 0.9
J Billingham faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: S Baker (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tom Ravashiere, 1B - Doug Cossey, 2B - John Shulock, 3B - Dick Runchey.
Time of Game: 2:54.
Attendance: 9,457.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 48° F.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Detroit Tigers
1 George Brett 3B 1 Ron LeFlore DH
2 Hal McRae DH 2 Lou Whitaker 2B
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Steve Kemp LF
4 Darrell Porter C 4 Jason Thompson 1B
5 Al Cowens RF 5 Jerry Morales RF
6 Pete LaCock 1B 6 John Wockenfuss C
7 Clint Hurdle LF 7 Lynn Jones CF
8 Frank White 2B 8 Aurelio Rodriguez 3B
9 Freddie Patek SS 9 Alan Trammell SS
Larry Gura P Jack Billingham P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 2-4 1 1-3 OO KCR P. LaCock J. Billingham 12% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t6 4-6 0 1-3 O KCR F. Patek S. Baker 12% 72% Fielder's Choice 3B; Hurdle out at Hm/3B-C-3B; White to 2B
b2 2-0 2 123 RR DET S. Kemp L. Gura 12% 87% Single to RF; Rodriguez Scores/unER; Trammell Scores/unER; Whitaker to 3B
t6 4-6 1 -23 O KCR G. Brett S. Baker 10% 76% Lineout: LF
b1 0-0 0 1-- DET L. Whitaker L. Gura 10% 68% Single to CF; LeFlore to 3B; Whitaker to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B

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' Jack Billingham facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Billingham 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Billingham 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- KCR A. Otis J. Billingham -1% 53% Single to LF
t1 0-0 2 1-- KCR D. Porter J. Billingham -3% 50% Single to RF; Otis to 3B
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O KCR A. Cowens J. Billingham 5% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- DET R. LeFlore L. Gura 3% 58% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 0 1-- DET L. Whitaker L. Gura 10% 68% Single to CF; LeFlore to 3B; Whitaker to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
b1 0-0 0 -23 O DET S. Kemp L. Gura -5% 63% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 -23 RO DET J. Thompson L. Gura 0% 63% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; LeFlore Scores/unER; Whitaker to 3B
b1 1-0 2 --3 O DET J. Morales L. Gura -3% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 6-7-8
t2 0-1 0 --- KCR P. LaCock J. Billingham -4% 56% Single to LF
t2 0-1 0 1-- O KCR C. Hurdle J. Billingham 2% 58% Groundout: 1B unassisted; LaCock to 2B
t2 0-1 1 -2- O KCR F. White J. Billingham 4% 62% Lineout: 1B
t2 0-1 2 -2- O KCR F. Patek J. Billingham 3% 65% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- DET J. Wockenfuss L. Gura 3% 68% Single to LF
b2 1-0 0 1-- O DET L. Jones L. Gura -3% 66% Flyball: CF
b2 1-0 1 1-- DET A. Rodriguez L. Gura 3% 69% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Wockenfuss to 2B
b2 1-0 1 12- DET A. Trammell L. Gura 5% 74% Walk; Wockenfuss to 3B; Rodriguez to 2B
b2 1-0 1 123 RO DET R. LeFlore L. Gura 1% 75% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Wockenfuss Scores/unER; Rodriguez to 3B; Trammell to 2B
b2 2-0 2 -23 DET L. Whitaker L. Gura 1% 76% Walk
b2 2-0 2 123 RR DET S. Kemp L. Gura 12% 87% Single to RF; Rodriguez Scores/unER; Trammell Scores/unER; Whitaker to 3B
b2 4-0 2 1-3 O DET J. Thompson L. Gura -2% 85% Groundout: P-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 4.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 1-2-3
t3 0-4 0 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Billingham 2% 87% Lineout: 3B
t3 0-4 1 --- KCR H. McRae J. Billingham -2% 85% Single to RF
t3 0-4 1 1-- KCR A. Otis J. Billingham -5% 80% Single to RF; McRae to 3B
t3 0-4 1 1-3 R KCR D. Porter J. Billingham -5% 75% Otis Steals 2B; McRae Scores/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B); Otis to 3B
t3 1-4 1 --3 KCR D. Porter J. Billingham -3% 73% Walk
t3 1-4 1 1-3 R KCR A. Cowens J. Billingham -9% 64% Single to CF; Otis Scores; Porter to 3B
t3 2-4 1 1-3 OO KCR P. LaCock J. Billingham 12% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 5-6-7
b3 4-2 0 --- O DET J. Morales L. Gura -2% 74% Lineout: CF
b3 4-2 1 --- DET J. Wockenfuss L. Gura 2% 76% Walk
b3 4-2 1 1-- O DET L. Jones L. Gura -1% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B; Wockenfuss to 2B
b3 4-2 2 -2- RO DET A. Rodriguez L. Gura 6% 81% Single to LF; Wockenfuss Scores; Rodriguez out at 2B/LF-2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 5.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 7-8-9
t4 2-5 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle J. Billingham 2% 83% Strikeout Looking
t4 2-5 1 --- KCR F. White J. Billingham -3% 81% Single to CF
t4 2-5 1 1-- OO KCR F. Patek J. Billingham 5% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 9-1-2
b4 5-2 0 --- O DET A. Trammell L. Gura -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 5-2 1 --- O DET R. LeFlore L. Gura -1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 5-2 2 --- R DET L. Whitaker L. Gura 6% 89% Home Run (CF-RF)
b4 6-2 2 --- DET S. Kemp L. Gura 1% 90% Double to RF
b4 6-2 2 -2- DET J. Thompson L. Gura 0% 91% Walk
b4 6-2 2 12- O DET J. Morales L. Gura -1% 89% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 6.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-6, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 1-2-3
t5 2-6 0 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Billingham 2% 91% Foul Popfly: 1B
t5 2-6 1 --- KCR H. McRae J. Billingham -2% 89% Walk
t5 2-6 1 1-- KCR A. Otis J. Billingham -3% 86% Walk; McRae to 2B
t5 2-6 1 12- R KCR D. Porter J. Billingham -7% 79% Single to LF; McRae Scores; Otis to 2B
t5 3-6 1 12- O KCR A. Cowens J. Billingham 4% 83% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Otis to 3B
t5 3-6 2 1-3 R KCR P. LaCock J. Billingham -6% 77% Passed Ball; Otis Scores/unER; Cowens to 2B
t5 4-6 2 -2- O KCR P. LaCock J. Billingham 4% 81% Strikeout
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-4, Royals' Larry Gura facing 6-7-8
b5 6-4 0 --- O DET J. Wockenfuss L. Gura -2% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 6-4 1 --- O DET L. Jones L. Gura -1% 78% Strikeout Looking
b5 6-4 2 --- O DET A. Rodriguez L. Gura -1% 77% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 6.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 7-8-9
Milt May replaces John Wockenfuss playing C batting 6th
t6 4-6 0 --- KCR C. Hurdle J. Billingham -8% 69% Double to LF
Steve Baker replaces Jack Billingham pitching
t6 4-6 0 -2- KCR F. White S. Baker -10% 60% Single to RF; Hurdle to 3B
t6 4-6 0 1-3 O KCR F. Patek S. Baker 12% 72% Fielder's Choice 3B; Hurdle out at Hm/3B-C-3B; White to 2B
t6 4-6 1 12- KCR G. Brett S. Baker -6% 65% Wild Pitch; White to 3B; Patek to 2B
t6 4-6 1 -23 O KCR G. Brett S. Baker 10% 76% Lineout: LF
t6 4-6 2 -23 O KCR H. McRae S. Baker 8% 84% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-4, Royals' Larry Gura facing 9-1-2
b6 6-4 0 --- O DET A. Trammell L. Gura -1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 6-4 1 --- O DET R. LeFlore L. Gura -1% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 6-4 2 --- O DET L. Whitaker L. Gura -1% 81% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 6.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Tigers' Steve Baker facing 3-4-5
t7 4-6 0 --- O KCR A. Otis S. Baker 4% 84% Strikeout
t7 4-6 1 --- KCR D. Porter S. Baker -4% 80% Single to RF
t7 4-6 1 1-- O KCR A. Cowens S. Baker 4% 85% Popfly: SS
t7 4-6 2 1-- O KCR P. LaCock S. Baker 3% 88% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-4, Royals' Larry Gura facing 3-4-5
b7 6-4 0 --- DET S. Kemp L. Gura 2% 90% Single to RF
b7 6-4 0 1-- DET J. Thompson L. Gura 2% 92% Walk; Kemp to 2B
b7 6-4 0 12- O DET J. Morales L. Gura -1% 92% Lineout: CF; Kemp to 3B
b7 6-4 1 1-3 R DET M. May L. Gura 3% 95% Single to LF; Kemp Scores; Thompson to 2B
Eduardo Rodriguez replaces Larry Gura pitching
b7 7-4 1 12- DET L. Jones E. Rodriguez 1% 96% Single to CF; Thompson to 3B; May to 2B
b7 7-4 1 123 R DET A. Rodriguez E. Rodriguez 2% 98% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Thompson Scores; May to 3B; Jones to 2B
b7 8-4 1 123 RRO DET A. Trammell E. Rodriguez 1% 99% Single to LF; May Scores; Jones Scores; Rodriguez to 3B; Trammell out at 2B/LF-C-2B
b7 10-4 2 --3 O DET R. LeFlore E. Rodriguez -0% 99% Strikeout
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 10.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-10, Tigers' Steve Baker facing 7-8-9
t8 4-10 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle S. Baker 0% 99% Popfly: SS
Steve Braun pinch hits for Frank White (2B) batting 8th
t8 4-10 1 --- O KCR S. Braun S. Baker 0% 100% Flyball: CF
Jamie Quirk pinch hits for Freddie Patek (SS) batting 9th
t8 4-10 2 --- KCR J. Quirk S. Baker -0% 100% Walk
t8 4-10 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett S. Baker 0% 100% Foul Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 10.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 10-4, Royals' Eduardo Rodriguez facing 2-3-4
U.L. Washington replaces George Brett (3B) playing 2B batting 1st
Steve Braun moves from PH to 3B
Jamie Quirk moves from PH to SS
b8 10-4 0 --- DET L. Whitaker E. Rodriguez 0% 100% Single to RF
b8 10-4 0 1-- O DET S. Kemp E. Rodriguez -0% 100% Flyball: CF
b8 10-4 1 1-- O DET J. Thompson E. Rodriguez -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B; Whitaker to 2B
b8 10-4 2 -2- O DET J. Morales E. Rodriguez -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 10.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-10, Tigers' Steve Baker facing 2-3-4
t9 4-10 0 --- O KCR H. McRae S. Baker 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 4-10 1 --- O KCR A. Otis S. Baker 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 4-10 2 --- O KCR D. Porter S. Baker 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 10.

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