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Scores
Standings
MIL
@BOS
5
6
TEX
@CLE
6
2
KCR
@DET
3
6
CAL
@MIN
6
0
BAL
@NYY
1
5
SEA
@OAK
5
6
CHW
@TOR
6
1
STL
@CHC
3
5
ATL
@CIN
4
7
HOU
@LAD
6
10
NYM
@MON
4
5
 
(12)
PHI
@PIT
13
2
SFG
@SDP
3
4
Tuesday, April 17, 1979, 1:35PM
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 15,275, Time of Game: 2:35
Royals
3
5-5
 Lost 2 
4th, 3 GB
at Tigers
6
4-4
 Won 3 
4th, 1½ GB
W: John Hiller (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  2   1  0  0    3  8  0
Tigers          0  0  0   2  0  1   3  0  X    6 10  4

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 1 2 0 0 1 5 .341 .396 .523 .919 0.038 1.34 0.149 -0.110 0.0 0 3 2B
Hal McRae DH 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .316 .458 .500 .958 -0.197 1.43 0.000 -0.197 -1.6
Amos Otis CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .317 .391 .439 .830 -0.119 1.36 0.035 -0.154 -0.8 3 1
Darrell Porter C 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .382 .488 .441 .930 0.017 1.53 0.102 -0.086 -0.2 3 0 GDP
Al Cowens RF 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .278 .350 .361 .711 0.405 1.83 0.405 0.000 2.9 1 0
Pete LaCock 1B 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .290 .313 .387 .700 0.006 2.09 0.128 -0.122 -0.2 6 2
   John Wathan PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .400 .667 1.067 -0.076 2.90 0.000 -0.076 -0.5 2 0
Clint Hurdle LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .207 .314 .310 .625 -0.139 1.82 0.000 -0.139 -1.3 1 0
Frank White 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .257 .289 .286 .575 0.000 1.24 0.048 -0.048 -0.1 5 2
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .343 .378 .400 .778 -0.011 1.24 0.075 -0.086 -0.1 1 2
Paul Splittorff P 2 2
   Al Hrabosky P 0 0
Team Totals 37 3 8 3 2 2 39 .216 .256 .243 .500 -0.076 1.56 0.942 -1.018 -1.9 24 12
2B: G Brett (6, off D Rozema).
TB: A Cowens 3; G Brett 3; D Porter; F White; P LaCock.
GIDP: D Porter (1).
RBI: A Cowens (6); F White (4); P LaCock (4).
2-out RBI: A Cowens.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Otis-P LaCock; P Splittorff-F White-P LaCock.
Outfield Assists: A Otis (M Wagner at 1st base).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: A Cowens (1st base by D Rozema).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron LeFlore DH 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .235 .289 .265 .554 0.070 1.07 0.128 -0.058 0.7 2·SB
Lou Whitaker 2B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .323 .400 .516 .916 -0.064 1.53 0.072 -0.136 -0.7 2 5 2B
Steve Kemp LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .441 .472 .765 1.237 0.090 1.69 0.208 -0.118 -0.0 2 0
Jason Thompson 1B 3 1 1 2 0 0 3 .167 .382 .333 .716 0.124 1.19 0.182 -0.058 1.1 10 0 HR
   Milt May C 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .300 .364 .500 .864 0.150 1.62 0.150 0.000 1.8 2 0 2B
Jerry Morales RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .156 .200 .281 .481 0.033 0.61 0.055 -0.022 0.0 1 0
John Wockenfuss C-1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .250 .357 .583 .940 0.112 0.80 0.193 -0.081 0.2 1 1 2B,GDP
   Tim Corcoran 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .533 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Lynn Jones CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .318 .250 .568 -0.066 0.58 0.000 -0.066 -0.9 4 0
Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .286 .318 .381 .699 -0.014 0.79 0.041 -0.055 0.0 2 2
Alan Trammell SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .476 .522 .476 .998 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
   Mark Wagner SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.012 0.83 0.041 -0.052 -0.5 0 3
Dave Rozema P 0 2
   John Hiller P 1 0
Team Totals 32 6 10 6 4 3 36 .312 .389 .500 .889 0.423 1.02 1.070 -0.646 1.7 27 14
2B: L Whitaker (1, off P Splittorff); J Wockenfuss (1, off P Splittorff); M May (2, off A Hrabosky).
HR: J Thompson (1, off P Splittorff, 4th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: J Thompson 4; M May 2; L Whitaker 2; J Wockenfuss 2; R LeFlore 2; A Rodriguez; S Kemp; J Morales; M Wagner.
GIDP: J Wockenfuss (2).
RBI: J Thompson 2 (4); M May 2 (3); J Wockenfuss (2); S Kemp (10).
2-out RBI: M May 2; S Kemp; J Wockenfuss.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Whitaker-A Trammell-J Thompson.
E: A Rodriguez (1); M Wagner (1); D Rozema (1); A Trammell (3).
Baserunning
SB: R LeFlore 2 (5, 2nd base off P Splittorff/D Porter 2).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, L (1-2) 6.1 8 5 5 3 2 1 4.43 28 36 -0.153 1.02 -0.2
Al Hrabosky 1.2 2 1 1 1 1 0 1.80 8 2 2 -0.270 1.04 -1.5
Team Totals 8 10 6 6 4 3 1 6.75 36 36 2 2 -0.423 1.02 -1.7

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Rozema 6 7 3 3 1 0 0 5.06 28 45 -0.025 1.59 0.6
John Hiller, BS (2), W (1-0) 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.16 11 1 1 0.102 1.47 1.3
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 2 2 0 3.00 39 45 1 1 0.077 1.56 1.9
D Rozema faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: D Rozema (0; A Cowens, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Doug Cossey, 1B - John Shulock, 2B - Bob Moyer, 3B - Tom Ravashiere.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: 15,275.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 55° 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
Paul Splittorff P Dave Rozema P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 3-3 2 12- R DET S. Kemp A. Hrabosky 21% 78% Single to LF; Wagner Scores; LeFlore to 3B
t7 2-3 2 12- R KCR A. Cowens J. Hiller -19% 51% Single to RF; Brett Scores; Porter to 2B
b6 2-2 2 1-- R DET J. Wockenfuss P. Splittorff 18% 72% Double to LF; Morales Scores
b4 0-0 1 -2- RR DET J. Thompson P. Splittorff 18% 77% Home Run; Whitaker Scores
b7 4-3 2 1-3 RR DET M. May A. Hrabosky 15% 93% Double to CF; LeFlore Scores; Kemp 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' Dave Rozema facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR G. Brett D. Rozema -3% 47% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O KCR H. McRae D. Rozema 3% 50% Lineout: LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- KCR A. Otis D. Rozema -3% 46% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Brett to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- OO KCR D. Porter D. Rozema 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- DET R. LeFlore P. Splittorff 3% 58% Single to 3B
b1 0-0 0 1-- DET L. Whitaker P. Splittorff 2% 61% LeFlore Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- O DET L. Whitaker P. Splittorff -4% 57% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 -2- O DET S. Kemp P. Splittorff -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 -2- O DET J. Thompson P. Splittorff -3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Dave Rozema facing 5-6-7
Mark Wagner replaces Alan Trammell playing SS batting 9th
t2 0-0 0 --- KCR A. Cowens D. Rozema -4% 46% Single to SS
t2 0-0 0 1-- KCR P. LaCock D. Rozema -2% 44% Cowens Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Cowens to 2B
t2 0-0 0 -2- O KCR P. LaCock D. Rozema 4% 48% Popfly: 1B
t2 0-0 1 -2- O KCR C. Hurdle D. Rozema 5% 53% Fielder's Choice P; Cowens out at 3B/P-3B
t2 0-0 2 1-- O KCR F. White D. Rozema 2% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- DET J. Morales P. Splittorff 4% 59% Single to CF
b2 0-0 0 1-- OO DET J. Wockenfuss P. Splittorff -8% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O DET L. Jones P. Splittorff -1% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Dave Rozema facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Rozema 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Rozema 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Rozema 1% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- DET A. Rodriguez P. Splittorff 4% 60% Single to CF
b3 0-0 0 1-- O DET M. Wagner P. Splittorff -4% 56% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-0 1 1-- OO DET R. LeFlore P. Splittorff -6% 50% Line Drive Double Play: CF-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Dave Rozema facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O KCR A. Otis D. Rozema 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- KCR D. Porter D. Rozema -3% 50% Single to CF
t4 0-0 1 1-- KCR A. Cowens D. Rozema -8% 42% Fielder's Choice SS; Porter to 3B/Adv on E6 (throw to 2B)
t4 0-0 1 1-3 O KCR P. LaCock D. Rozema 8% 50% Popfly: 2B
t4 0-0 2 1-3 O KCR C. Hurdle D. Rozema 6% 56% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- DET L. Whitaker P. Splittorff 7% 63% Double to LF
b4 0-0 0 -2- O DET S. Kemp P. Splittorff -5% 58% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 1 -2- RR DET J. Thompson P. Splittorff 18% 77% Home Run; Whitaker Scores
b4 2-0 1 --- O DET J. Morales P. Splittorff -1% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-0 2 --- DET J. Wockenfuss P. Splittorff 1% 76% Walk
b4 2-0 2 1-- O DET L. Jones P. Splittorff -2% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Dave Rozema facing 8-9-1
t5 0-2 0 --- KCR F. White D. Rozema -5% 70% Single to CF
t5 0-2 0 1-- KCR F. Patek D. Rozema -7% 62% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); White to 2B
t5 0-2 0 12- O KCR G. Brett D. Rozema 7% 69% Popfly: 3B
t5 0-2 1 12- O KCR H. McRae D. Rozema 6% 75% Flyball: CF
t5 0-2 2 12- O KCR A. Otis D. Rozema 5% 81% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
b5 2-0 0 --- O DET A. Rodriguez P. Splittorff -2% 79% Popfly: 2B
b5 2-0 1 --- O DET M. Wagner P. Splittorff -1% 78% Flyball: RF
b5 2-0 2 --- DET R. LeFlore P. Splittorff 1% 79% Walk
b5 2-0 2 1-- DET L. Whitaker P. Splittorff 1% 80% LeFlore Steals 2B
b5 2-0 2 -2- O DET L. Whitaker P. Splittorff -2% 77% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Dave Rozema facing 4-5-6
t6 0-2 0 --- KCR D. Porter D. Rozema -5% 72% Walk
t6 0-2 0 1-- KCR A. Cowens D. Rozema -8% 64% Single to LF; Porter to 2B
t6 0-2 0 12- R KCR P. LaCock D. Rozema -13% 51% Single to LF; Porter Scores; Cowens to 2B
t6 1-2 0 12- O KCR C. Hurdle D. Rozema 1% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B; Cowens to 3B; LaCock to 2B
t6 1-2 1 -23 RO KCR F. White D. Rozema 1% 53% Groundout: SS-1B; Cowens Scores
t6 2-2 2 -2- O KCR F. Patek D. Rozema 5% 58% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 3-4-5
b6 2-2 0 --- O DET S. Kemp P. Splittorff -3% 54% Groundout: 1B-P
b6 2-2 1 --- O DET J. Thompson P. Splittorff -3% 52% Popfly: 2B
b6 2-2 2 --- DET J. Morales P. Splittorff 2% 54% Walk
b6 2-2 2 1-- R DET J. Wockenfuss P. Splittorff 18% 72% Double to LF; Morales Scores
b6 3-2 2 -2- O DET L. Jones P. Splittorff -3% 69% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Tigers' Dave Rozema facing 1-2-3
Milt May replaces Jason Thompson (1B) playing C batting 4th
John Wockenfuss moves from C to 1B
t7 2-3 0 --- KCR G. Brett D. Rozema -11% 57% Double to LF
John Hiller replaces Dave Rozema pitching
t7 2-3 0 -2- O KCR H. McRae J. Hiller 8% 65% Groundout: 1B-P; Brett stays at 2B
t7 2-3 1 -2- O KCR A. Otis J. Hiller 7% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-3 2 -2- KCR D. Porter J. Hiller -2% 70% Walk
t7 2-3 2 12- R KCR A. Cowens J. Hiller -19% 51% Single to RF; Brett Scores; Porter to 2B
John Wathan pinch hits for Pete LaCock (1B) batting 6th
t7 3-3 2 12- O KCR J. Wathan J. Hiller 8% 59% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
John Wathan moves from PH to 1B
b7 3-3 0 --- O DET A. Rodriguez P. Splittorff -4% 55% Lineout: SS
b7 3-3 1 --- DET M. Wagner P. Splittorff 4% 59% Single to LF
b7 3-3 1 1-- DET R. LeFlore P. Splittorff 5% 65% Single to LF; Wagner to 2B
Al Hrabosky replaces Paul Splittorff pitching
b7 3-3 1 12- O DET L. Whitaker A. Hrabosky -7% 58% Flyball: LF
b7 3-3 2 12- R DET S. Kemp A. Hrabosky 21% 78% Single to LF; Wagner Scores; LeFlore to 3B
b7 4-3 2 1-3 RR DET M. May A. Hrabosky 15% 93% Double to CF; LeFlore Scores; Kemp Scores
b7 6-3 2 -2- O DET J. Morales A. Hrabosky -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 6.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-6, Tigers' John Hiller facing 7-8-9
t8 3-6 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle J. Hiller 2% 95% Strikeout
t8 3-6 1 --- O KCR F. White J. Hiller 1% 96% Flyball: LF
t8 3-6 2 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Hiller 1% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-3, Royals' Al Hrabosky facing 6-7-8
b8 6-3 0 --- O DET J. Wockenfuss A. Hrabosky -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 6-3 1 --- O DET L. Jones A. Hrabosky -0% 97% Lineout: 2B
b8 6-3 2 --- DET A. Rodriguez A. Hrabosky 0% 97% Walk
b8 6-3 2 1-- O DET M. Wagner A. Hrabosky -0% 96% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 6.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-6, Tigers' John Hiller facing 1-2-3
Tim Corcoran replaces John Wockenfuss playing 1B batting 6th
t9 3-6 0 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Hiller 2% 98% Strikeout Looking
t9 3-6 1 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Hiller 1% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 3-6 2 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Hiller 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 6.

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