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Standings
TEX
@CLE
8
12
KCR
@DET
2
5
BOS
@MIL
8
6
CAL
@MIN
7
1
BAL
@NYY
5
4
OAK
@SEA
5
3
CHW
@TOR
2
5
STL
@CHC
6
8
SDP
@CIN
1
7
ATL
@HOU
3
4
ATL
@HOU
2
6
SFG
@LAD
3
4
 
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NYM
@MON
3
2
PHI
@PIT
0
4
Saturday, August 4, 1979,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 39,402, Time of Game: 2:28
Royals
2
54-54
 Lost 2 
4th, 7 GB
at Tigers
5
55-52
 Won 2 
5th, 18½ GB
W: Mike Chris (1-0)
L: Larry Gura (7-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  0    2  5  2
Tigers          0  0  2   0  0  1   2  0  X    5 10  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .302 .341 .411 .752 -0.097 0.93 0.000 -0.097 -0.9 6 0
Frank White 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .246 .289 .379 .668 0.081 0.96 0.111 -0.030 0.8 2 2 SB
Darrell Porter C 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .293 .418 .472 .890 0.050 0.99 0.087 -0.037 0.5 6 1 SB
Hal McRae DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .252 .312 .433 .746 -0.017 1.47 0.132 -0.149 -0.3 2B
Al Cowens RF 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .300 .354 .418 .772 0.093 1.89 0.201 -0.108 0.3 0 0
Amos Otis CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .285 .360 .426 .785 0.049 1.19 0.102 -0.053 0.1 1 0
George Scott 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .247 .318 .378 .696 -0.136 1.15 0.009 -0.144 -0.9 7 1
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .241 .276 .307 .584 -0.189 1.11 0.000 -0.189 -1.4 1 0
Jerry Terrell 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .333 .368 .611 .980 -0.163 1.87 0.000 -0.163 -1.0 1 4
Larry Gura P 0 2
   Marty Pattin P 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 5 2 3 6 35 .156 .229 .188 .416 -0.329 1.28 0.642 -0.970 -2.9 24 10
2B: H McRae (17, off M Chris).
TB: H McRae 2; G Scott; A Otis; A Cowens; F White.
RBI: A Cowens 2 (51).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
E: J Terrell (1); D Porter (10).
Baserunning
SB: D Porter (2, 2nd base off M Chris/L Parrish); F White (19, 3rd base off M Chris/L Parrish).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron LeFlore CF 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .302 .353 .383 .736 0.018 0.86 0.068 -0.051 0.1 2 0 SB,CS
   Lynn Jones PH-CF 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .281 .333 .359 .693 0.021 0.60 0.021 0.000 0.3 0 0
Lou Whitaker 2B 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .276 .380 .364 .744 0.154 0.98 0.191 -0.038 1.4 4 1 3B
Steve Kemp LF 2 0 1 1 2 0 4 .333 .414 .546 .961 0.014 0.84 0.084 -0.070 0.2 1 0 2B,CS
Jerry Morales RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .223 .260 .375 .634 0.082 0.98 0.145 -0.062 0.8 2 0
Lance Parrish C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .271 .351 .460 .811 -0.070 0.64 0.000 -0.070 -1.1 9 0
John Wockenfuss DH 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .275 .312 .565 .876 0.021 0.42 0.040 -0.020 -0.0 2B
Jason Thompson 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .257 .358 .377 .735 0.026 0.64 0.071 -0.044 0.3 9 0
Tom Brookens 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .261 .288 .435 .722 -0.031 0.42 0.009 -0.040 -0.6 0 5
Alan Trammell SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .272 .321 .332 .653 -0.063 0.79 0.000 -0.063 -0.8 0 1
Mike Chris P 0 2
   John Hiller P 0 0
Team Totals 33 5 10 4 2 4 35 .303 .343 .424 .767 0.172 0.73 0.629 -0.458 0.7 27 9
2B: S Kemp (22, off L Gura); J Wockenfuss (5, off L Gura).
3B: L Whitaker (5, off L Gura).
TB: L Whitaker 4; J Wockenfuss 3; S Kemp 2; R LeFlore 2; J Thompson; J Morales; T Brookens.
RBI: L Whitaker (31); J Morales (30); J Thompson (53); S Kemp (80).
2-out RBI: J Thompson; J Morales.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Baserunning
SB: R LeFlore (54, 2nd base off L Gura/D Porter).
CS: R LeFlore (10, 2nd base by L Gura POCS); S Kemp (6, 2nd base by L Gura/D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura, L (7-8) 6.2 9 5 3 2 2 0 4.85 30 40 -0.045 0.77 0.2
Marty Pattin 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.18 5 2 2 -0.127 0.47 -0.8
Team Totals 8 10 5 3 2 4 0 3.38 35 40 2 2 -0.172 0.73 -0.7

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Chris, W (1-0) 6 2 2 2 3 4 0 6.43 23 61 0.077 1.11 0.8
John Hiller, S (8) 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 5.03 12 1 0 0.251 1.60 2.0
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 3 6 0 2.00 35 61 1 0 0.328 1.28 2.9
M Chris faced 3 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: M Chris (1); J Hiller (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: L Gura (4; R LeFlore, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Shulock, 1B - Dale Ford, 2B - Terry Cooney, 3B - Mike Reilly.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 39,402.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Detroit Tigers
1 Willie Wilson LF 1 Ron LeFlore CF
2 Frank White 2B 2 Lou Whitaker 2B
3 Darrell Porter C 3 Steve Kemp LF
4 Hal McRae DH 4 Jerry Morales RF
5 Al Cowens RF 5 Lance Parrish C
6 Amos Otis CF 6 John Wockenfuss DH
7 George Scott 1B 7 Jason Thompson 1B
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Tom Brookens 3B
9 Jerry Terrell 3B 9 Alan Trammell SS
Larry Gura P Mike Chris P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 2-3 1 -23 O KCR F. Patek J. Hiller 15% 67% Strikeout
b7 3-2 2 -23 RR DET J. Morales M. Pattin 14% 93% Single to LF; Jones Scores/unER; Whitaker Scores/Adv on E2/unER/No RBI; Morales to 2B
b3 0-0 1 -2- R DET L. Whitaker L. Gura 13% 71% Triple to CF; LeFlore Scores
t7 0-3 0 1-- KCR H. McRae M. Chris -12% 73% Double to RF; Porter to 3B
t7 2-3 2 -23 O KCR J. Terrell J. Hiller 12% 78% Groundout: 3B-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' Mike Chris facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson M. Chris 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR F. White M. Chris 2% 54% Lineout: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Chris 1% 55% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 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 --- O DET R. LeFlore L. Gura -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O DET L. Whitaker L. Gura -2% 51% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- DET S. Kemp L. Gura 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O DET J. Morales L. Gura -2% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Mike Chris facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae M. Chris 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Chris 2% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Chris 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O DET L. Parrish L. Gura -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- DET J. Wockenfuss L. Gura 3% 55% Single to LF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O DET J. Thompson L. Gura -3% 52% Foul Popfly: C
b2 0-0 2 1-- O DET T. Brookens L. Gura -2% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Mike Chris facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Scott M. Chris 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 1 --- O KCR F. Patek M. Chris 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O KCR J. Terrell M. Chris 1% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O DET A. Trammell L. Gura -3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- DET R. LeFlore L. Gura 3% 56% Single to CF
b3 0-0 1 1-- DET L. Whitaker L. Gura 2% 58% LeFlore Steals 2B
b3 0-0 1 -2- R DET L. Whitaker L. Gura 13% 71% Triple to CF; LeFlore Scores
b3 1-0 1 --3 R DET S. Kemp L. Gura 6% 77% Double to RF; Whitaker Scores
b3 2-0 1 -2- O DET J. Morales L. Gura -3% 75% Flyball: LF
b3 2-0 2 -2- O DET L. Parrish L. Gura -2% 72% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Mike Chris facing 1-2-3
t4 0-2 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson M. Chris 3% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-2 1 --- KCR F. White M. Chris -3% 72% Walk
t4 0-2 1 1-- KCR D. Porter M. Chris -4% 68% Walk; White to 2B
t4 0-2 1 12- KCR H. McRae M. Chris -5% 62% White Steals 3B; Porter Steals 2B
t4 0-2 1 -23 O KCR H. McRae M. Chris 10% 72% Fielder's Choice 3B; White out at Hm/3B-C; Porter to 3B; McRae to 1B
t4 0-2 2 1-3 KCR A. Cowens M. Chris -1% 71% Wild Pitch; McRae to 2B
t4 0-2 2 -23 O KCR A. Cowens M. Chris 7% 78% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 6-7-8
b4 2-0 0 --- O DET J. Wockenfuss L. Gura -2% 77% Strikeout
b4 2-0 1 --- O DET J. Thompson L. Gura -1% 75% Groundout: P-1B
b4 2-0 2 --- DET T. Brookens L. Gura 1% 76% Single to CF
b4 2-0 2 1-- O DET A. Trammell L. Gura -2% 74% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Mike Chris facing 6-7-8
t5 0-2 0 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Chris 3% 77% Flyball: CF
t5 0-2 1 --- O KCR G. Scott M. Chris 2% 79% Strikeout
t5 0-2 2 --- O KCR F. Patek M. Chris 1% 81% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
b5 2-0 0 --- DET R. LeFlore L. Gura 2% 83% Single to LF
b5 2-0 0 1-- O DET L. Whitaker L. Gura -2% 81% Popfly: 3B
b5 2-0 1 1-- O DET S. Kemp L. Gura -3% 78% LeFlore Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
b5 2-0 2 --- DET S. Kemp L. Gura 1% 79% Walk
b5 2-0 2 1-- O DET J. Morales L. Gura -2% 77% Kemp Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Mike Chris facing 9-1-2
t6 0-2 0 --- O KCR J. Terrell M. Chris 3% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-2 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson M. Chris 2% 83% Strikeout
t6 0-2 2 --- O KCR F. White M. Chris 1% 84% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
b6 2-0 0 --- O DET J. Morales L. Gura -1% 83% Flyball: CF
b6 2-0 1 --- O DET L. Parrish L. Gura -1% 82% Foul Popfly: 1B
b6 2-0 2 --- DET J. Wockenfuss L. Gura 1% 83% Double to LF
b6 2-0 2 -2- R DET J. Thompson L. Gura 7% 90% Single to LF; Wockenfuss Scores; Thompson to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b6 3-0 2 -2- O DET T. Brookens L. Gura -1% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Mike Chris facing 3-4-5
t7 0-3 0 --- KCR D. Porter M. Chris -4% 85% Walk
t7 0-3 0 1-- KCR H. McRae M. Chris -12% 73% Double to RF; Porter to 3B
t7 0-3 0 -23 RR KCR A. Cowens M. Chris -11% 62% Single to RF; Porter Scores; McRae Scores
John Hiller replaces Mike Chris pitching
t7 2-3 0 1-- KCR A. Otis J. Hiller -10% 52% Single to LF; Cowens to 2B
t7 2-3 0 12- KCR G. Scott J. Hiller -9% 42% Wild Pitch; Cowens to 3B; Otis to 2B
t7 2-3 0 -23 O KCR G. Scott J. Hiller 10% 52% Flyball: RF
t7 2-3 1 -23 O KCR F. Patek J. Hiller 15% 67% Strikeout
t7 2-3 2 -23 O KCR J. Terrell J. Hiller 12% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 9-1-2
b7 3-2 0 --- O DET A. Trammell L. Gura -2% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
Lynn Jones pinch hits for Ron LeFlore (CF) batting 1st
b7 3-2 1 --- DET L. Jones L. Gura 2% 79% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b7 3-2 1 1-- DET L. Whitaker L. Gura 6% 84% Single to RF; Jones to 3B
b7 3-2 1 1-3 O DET S. Kemp L. Gura -5% 79% Foul Flyball: LF; Whitaker to 2B
Marty Pattin replaces Larry Gura pitching
b7 3-2 2 -23 RR DET J. Morales M. Pattin 14% 93% Single to LF; Jones Scores/unER; Whitaker Scores/Adv on E2/unER/No RBI; Morales to 2B
b7 5-2 2 -2- O DET L. Parrish M. Pattin -1% 92% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Tigers' John Hiller facing 1-2-3
Lynn Jones moves from PH to CF
t8 2-5 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Hiller 2% 95% Strikeout Looking
t8 2-5 1 --- KCR F. White J. Hiller -3% 92% Single to LF
t8 2-5 1 1-- O KCR D. Porter J. Hiller 3% 95% Groundout: 2B unassisted; White to 2B
t8 2-5 2 -2- O KCR H. McRae J. Hiller 2% 97% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 6-7-8
b8 5-2 0 --- O DET J. Wockenfuss M. Pattin -0% 97% Flyball: LF
b8 5-2 1 --- O DET J. Thompson M. Pattin -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
b8 5-2 2 --- O DET T. Brookens M. Pattin -0% 96% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Tigers' John Hiller facing 5-6-7
t9 2-5 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens J. Hiller 2% 98% Popfly: 2B
t9 2-5 1 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Hiller 1% 100% Lineout: LF
t9 2-5 2 --- KCR G. Scott J. Hiller -1% 99% Single to LF
t9 2-5 2 1-- O KCR F. Patek J. Hiller 1% 100% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 5.

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