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Scores
Standings
TEX
@CLE
8
3
KCR
@DET
5
3
KCR
@DET
3
4
BOS
@MIL
3
5
CAL
@MIN
1
4
BAL
@NYY
1
0
OAK
@SEA
0
1
CHW
@TOR
8
5
STL
@CHC
2
4
SDP
@CIN
6
4
ATL
@HOU
1
4
SFG
@LAD
3
11
NYM
@MON
6
10
PHI
@PIT
3
6
PHI
@PIT
1
5
Friday, August 3, 1979, 5:30PM
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:42
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Royals
5
54-52
 Won 4 
4th, 6 GB
at Tigers
3
53-52
 Lost 3 
5th, 18½ GB
W: Steve Busby (5-6)
L: Pat Underwood (6-2)
S: Al Hrabosky (11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  1   2  0  1   1  0  0    5  8  1
Tigers          0  1  1   0  0  0   1  0  0    3  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 0 0 0 0 1 .244 .592 -0.124 1.05 0.000 -0.124 -1.3 3 5
Hal McRae DH 4 1 2 2 0 0 .246 .734 0.158 0.83 0.199 -0.041 1.6 HR
Amos Otis CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .287 .794 -0.051 0.67 0.012 -0.063 -0.5 1 0
George Brett 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .326 .921 -0.086 0.77 0.000 -0.086 -0.9 1 1
   Jerry Terrell 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .385 .923 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Al Cowens RF 4 2 2 0 0 0 .300 .774 0.193 1.01 0.204 -0.010 1.7 1 0 2B,SB
Darrell Porter C 4 1 1 2 0 1 .295 .891 0.101 1.09 0.164 -0.063 0.6 7 0 HR
George Scott 1B 3 0 0 1 0 1 .246 .699 -0.038 1.02 0.031 -0.069 -0.7 9 1 SF
Frank White 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .245 .668 -0.067 0.63 0.010 -0.077 -0.8 2 5 CS
Willie Wilson LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 .307 .766 0.074 0.80 0.096 -0.022 0.5 3 0 3B,SB
Steve Busby P 0 0
   Steve Mingori P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
   Al Hrabosky P 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 8 5 1 4 .235 .750 0.160 0.87 0.716 -0.555 0.1 27 12
2B: A Cowens (14, off P Underwood).
3B: W Wilson (9, off P Underwood).
HR: H McRae (5, off P Underwood; 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); D Porter (12, off P Underwood; 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: G Scott (2, off P Underwood).
TB: H McRae 5; D Porter 4; W Wilson 3; A Cowens 3; A Otis; F White.
RBI: D Porter 2 (73); H McRae 2 (32); G Scott (42).
2-out RBI: H McRae.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Patek-F White-G Scott.
E: D Porter (9).
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (46, 2nd base off P Underwood/E Putman); A Cowens (7, 2nd base off P Underwood/E Putman).
CS: F White (3, 2nd base by P Underwood/E Putman).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron LeFlore CF 5 0 1 0 0 2 .298 .722 -0.093 1.29 0.065 -0.158 -1.4 3 0
Lou Whitaker 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .275 .741 -0.150 1.46 0.000 -0.150 -1.6 0 2
   John Wockenfuss PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .830 -0.114 2.71 0.000 -0.114 -0.6 GDP
Steve Kemp LF 3 2 2 2 1 0 .335 .961 0.156 0.97 0.205 -0.049 1.8 3 0 2·HR
Jason Thompson 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .257 .738 -0.054 1.01 0.032 -0.086 -0.3 12 1
Champ Summers RF 1 1 0 0 2 0 .280 .909 0.115 1.17 0.130 -0.015 1.0 3 0 SB
   Lynn Jones PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .714 -0.017 0.65 0.000 -0.017 -0.1 0 0
Al Greene DH 2 0 0 0 1 1 .174 .535 -0.043 1.32 0.033 -0.076 -0.3
   Jerry Morales PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .644 -0.046 1.77 0.000 -0.046 -0.3
Ed Putman C 2 0 0 0 1 1 .308 1.092 -0.086 1.28 0.008 -0.095 -0.8 4 1
   Lance Parrish PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .824 -0.031 1.21 0.000 -0.031 -0.2 0 0
Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 .258 .663 -0.028 1.35 0.067 -0.095 -0.1 0 4
Alan Trammell SS 2 0 0 0 2 0 .275 .660 0.053 1.54 0.129 -0.076 0.9 1 4 SB
Pat Underwood P 1 0
   Jack Billingham P 0 2
Team Totals 31 3 5 3 7 7 .161 .671 -0.338 1.30 0.669 -1.008 -1.9 27 14
HR: S Kemp 2 (18, 1 off S Busby, 1 off S Mingori; 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF; 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: S Kemp 8; J Thompson; A Rodriguez; R LeFlore.
GIDP: J Wockenfuss (4).
RBI: S Kemp 2 (79); A Rodriguez (31).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
E: P Underwood (1).
Baserunning
SB: C Summers (6, 2nd base off S Busby/D Porter); A Trammell (5, 2nd base off S Busby/D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Busby, W (5-6) 6 3 2 2 7 6 1 3.39 28 57 0.153 1.30 1.2
Steve Mingori, H (1) 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 3.54 4 0 0 -0.008 0.91 -0.5
Dan Quisenberry, H (3) 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.53 5 0 0 0.081 1.37 0.5
Al Hrabosky, S (11) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.08 1 1 0 0.114 2.71 0.6
Team Totals 9 5 3 3 7 7 2 3.00 38 57 1 0 0.340 1.30 1.9

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Pat Underwood, L (6-2) 7 8 5 5 1 3 2 4.00 30 43 -0.212 0.97 -1.2
Jack Billingham 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.56 6 0 0 0.052 0.34 1.1
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 1 4 2 5.00 36 43 0 0 -0.160 0.87 -0.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Terry Cooney, 1B - Mike Reilly, 2B - John Shulock, 3B - Dale Ford.
Time of Game: 2:42.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 76° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Detroit Tigers
1 Freddie Patek SS 1 Ron LeFlore CF
2 Hal McRae DH 2 Lou Whitaker 2B
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Steve Kemp LF
4 George Brett 3B 4 Jason Thompson 1B
5 Al Cowens RF 5 Champ Summers RF
6 Darrell Porter C 6 Al Greene DH
7 George Scott 1B 7 Ed Putman C
8 Frank White 2B 8 Aurelio Rodriguez 3B
9 Willie Wilson LF 9 Alan Trammell SS
Steve Busby P Pat Underwood P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-2 0 -2- RR KCR D. Porter P. Underwood 16% 62% Home Run; Cowens Scores
b9 3-5 1 1-- OO DET J. Wockenfuss A. Hrabosky 11% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b3 1-1 0 --- R DET S. Kemp S. Busby -11% 33% Home Run
t3 0-1 1 -2- R KCR H. McRae P. Underwood 11% 52% Single to RF; Wilson Scores; McRae to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t7 4-2 2 --- R KCR H. McRae P. Underwood 9% 87% Home Run

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' Pat Underwood facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek P. Underwood -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae P. Underwood -2% 46% Lineout: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- KCR A. Otis P. Underwood 1% 47% Single to CF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett P. Underwood -2% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 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 R. LeFlore S. Busby 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O DET L. Whitaker S. Busby 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- DET S. Kemp S. Busby -1% 48% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O DET J. Thompson S. Busby 2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Pat Underwood facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- KCR A. Cowens P. Underwood 6% 56% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Cowens to 2B
t2 0-0 0 -2- O KCR D. Porter P. Underwood -4% 52% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 -2- O KCR G. Scott P. Underwood -4% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 -2- O KCR F. White P. Underwood -3% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- DET C. Summers S. Busby -4% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- DET A. Greene S. Busby -6% 36% Summers Steals 2B; Summers to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b2 0-0 0 --3 DET A. Greene S. Busby -3% 32% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-3 O DET E. Putman S. Busby 6% 38% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 1-3 R DET A. Rodriguez S. Busby -7% 31% Single to RF; Summers Scores; Greene to 2B
b2 1-0 1 12- DET A. Trammell S. Busby -5% 26% Walk; Greene to 3B; Rodriguez to 2B
b2 1-0 1 123 O DET R. LeFlore S. Busby 6% 33% Strikeout
b2 1-0 2 123 O DET L. Whitaker S. Busby 6% 39% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Pat Underwood facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- KCR W. Wilson P. Underwood 4% 43% Walk
t3 0-1 0 1-- KCR F. Patek P. Underwood 3% 46% Wilson Steals 2B
t3 0-1 0 -2- O KCR F. Patek P. Underwood -5% 41% Strikeout
t3 0-1 1 -2- R KCR H. McRae P. Underwood 11% 52% Single to RF; Wilson Scores; McRae to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t3 1-1 1 -2- O KCR A. Otis P. Underwood -4% 48% Lineout: CF
t3 1-1 2 -2- O KCR G. Brett P. Underwood -4% 44% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Steve Busby facing 3-4-5
b3 1-1 0 --- R DET S. Kemp S. Busby -11% 33% Home Run
b3 2-1 0 --- DET J. Thompson S. Busby -3% 30% Single to RF
b3 2-1 0 1-- O DET C. Summers S. Busby 2% 32% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Summers to 2B/Adv on throw
b3 2-1 1 -2- O DET A. Greene S. Busby 3% 35% Strikeout Looking
b3 2-1 2 -2- DET E. Putman S. Busby -1% 34% Walk
b3 2-1 2 12- O DET A. Rodriguez S. Busby 4% 38% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Pat Underwood facing 5-6-7
t4 1-2 0 --- KCR A. Cowens P. Underwood 7% 45% Double to LF
t4 1-2 0 -2- RR KCR D. Porter P. Underwood 16% 62% Home Run; Cowens Scores
t4 3-2 0 --- O KCR G. Scott P. Underwood -2% 60% Strikeout
t4 3-2 1 --- O KCR F. White P. Underwood -2% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 3-2 2 --- KCR W. Wilson P. Underwood 3% 61% Triple (CF-RF)
t4 3-2 2 --3 O KCR F. Patek P. Underwood -4% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Steve Busby facing 9-1-2
b4 2-3 0 --- DET A. Trammell S. Busby -5% 52% Walk
b4 2-3 0 1-- DET R. LeFlore S. Busby -3% 49% Trammell Steals 2B
b4 2-3 0 -2- O DET R. LeFlore S. Busby 6% 54% Strikeout
b4 2-3 1 -2- O DET L. Whitaker S. Busby 4% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B; Trammell to 3B
b4 2-3 2 --3 O DET S. Kemp S. Busby 5% 63% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Pat Underwood facing 2-3-4
t5 3-2 0 --- O KCR H. McRae P. Underwood -3% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 3-2 1 --- O KCR A. Otis P. Underwood -2% 59% Lineout: CF
t5 3-2 2 --- O KCR G. Brett P. Underwood -1% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Steve Busby facing 4-5-6
b5 2-3 0 --- O DET J. Thompson S. Busby 3% 61% Lineout: 2B
b5 2-3 1 --- DET C. Summers S. Busby -4% 57% Walk
b5 2-3 1 1-- O DET A. Greene S. Busby 4% 62% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 2-3 2 1-- O DET E. Putman S. Busby 4% 65% Foul Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Pat Underwood facing 5-6-7
t6 3-2 0 --- KCR A. Cowens P. Underwood 4% 69% Single to RF
t6 3-2 0 1-- KCR D. Porter P. Underwood 3% 72% Cowens Steals 2B
t6 3-2 0 -2- O KCR D. Porter P. Underwood -1% 71% Groundout: 1B-P; Cowens to 3B
t6 3-2 1 --3 RO KCR G. Scott P. Underwood 3% 74% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Cowens Scores
t6 4-2 2 --- KCR F. White P. Underwood 1% 75% Single to CF
t6 4-2 2 1-- O KCR W. Wilson P. Underwood -2% 73% White Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Steve Busby facing 8-9-1
b6 2-4 0 --- O DET A. Rodriguez S. Busby 4% 77% Lineout: LF
b6 2-4 1 --- O DET A. Trammell S. Busby 3% 79% Flyball: LF
b6 2-4 2 --- O DET R. LeFlore S. Busby 2% 81% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Tigers' Pat Underwood facing 9-1-2
t7 4-2 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson P. Underwood -2% 79% Strikeout
t7 4-2 1 --- O KCR F. Patek P. Underwood -1% 78% Foul Flyball: RF
t7 4-2 2 --- R KCR H. McRae P. Underwood 9% 87% Home Run
t7 5-2 2 --- O KCR A. Otis P. Underwood -1% 86% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 2-3-4
Steve Mingori replaces Steve Busby pitching
b7 2-5 0 --- O DET L. Whitaker S. Mingori 3% 89% Strikeout
b7 2-5 1 --- R DET S. Kemp S. Mingori -8% 81% Home Run
b7 3-5 1 --- O DET J. Thompson S. Mingori 3% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
Lynn Jones pinch hits for Champ Summers (RF) batting 5th
b7 3-5 2 --- O DET L. Jones S. Mingori 2% 86% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 4-5-6
Jack Billingham replaces Pat Underwood pitching
Lynn Jones moves from PH to RF
t8 5-3 0 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Billingham -1% 84% Groundout: P-1B
t8 5-3 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens J. Billingham -1% 83% Flyball: LF
t8 5-3 2 --- O KCR D. Porter J. Billingham -1% 82% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 6-7-8
Dan Quisenberry replaces Steve Mingori pitching
Jerry Terrell replaces George Brett playing 3B batting 4th
Jerry Morales pinch hits for Al Greene (DH) batting 6th
b8 3-5 0 --- O DET J. Morales D. Quisenberry 5% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
Lance Parrish pinch hits for Ed Putman (C) batting 7th
b8 3-5 1 --- O DET L. Parrish D. Quisenberry 3% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 3-5 2 --- O DET A. Rodriguez D. Quisenberry 2% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 3.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 7-8-9
Lance Parrish moves from PH to C
t9 5-3 0 --- O KCR G. Scott J. Billingham -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-3 1 --- O KCR F. White J. Billingham -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-3 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Billingham -0% 90% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 9-1-2
b9 3-5 0 --- O DET A. Trammell D. Quisenberry 5% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 3-5 1 --- DET R. LeFlore D. Quisenberry -6% 89% Single to CF
Al Hrabosky replaces Dan Quisenberry pitching
John Wockenfuss pinch hits for Lou Whitaker (2B) batting 2nd
b9 3-5 1 1-- OO DET J. Wockenfuss A. Hrabosky 11% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 3.

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