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Scores
Standings
SEA
@CAL
3
2
BOS
@CHW
12
8
KCR
@DET
3
4
TEX
@MIL
5
1
CLE
@NYY
2
5
MIN
@OAK
2
6
BAL
@TOR
2
3
HOU
@ATL
8
1
SFG
@CIN
1
2
CHC
@MON
0
4
NYM
@PHI
6
7
LAD
@SDP
3
4
 
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PIT
@STL
3
4
Saturday, April 20, 1985,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 27,339, Time of Game: 2:30
Royals
3
4-6
 Lost 1 
5th, 2½ GB
at Tigers
4
7-2
 Won 1 
1st
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  2  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    3 10  0
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  1  2    4 11  1
Winning Run scored with 1 out

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .326 .396 .465 .861 0.032 0.91 0.093 -0.061 0.6 3 0 2B,SB,IW
Pat Sheridan RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .341 .306 .647 -0.066 0.74 0.000 -0.066 -0.8 2 0
   Lynn Jones PH-RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.057 1.17 0.000 -0.057 -1.1 1 0
George Brett 3B 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .257 .447 .457 .904 -0.046 0.63 0.013 -0.058 -0.6 0 2 IW
Jorge Orta DH 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .324 .342 .459 .802 0.081 0.75 0.112 -0.031 1.1 2B
   Hal McRae PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .286 .200 .486 -0.028 0.99 0.000 -0.028 -0.3
Darryl Motley LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .257 .316 .429 .744 -0.013 0.69 0.055 -0.068 -0.7 3 0 2B,GDP
Steve Balboni 1B 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .293 .293 .488 .780 0.083 0.91 0.122 -0.039 1.1 10 1
Frank White 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .162 .205 .297 .502 0.066 0.81 0.102 -0.036 0.9 0 4 2B
Jim Sundberg C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .100 .182 .200 .382 -0.019 0.83 0.010 -0.029 -0.4 5 0 IW
Buddy Biancalana SS 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .150 .190 .300 .490 -0.054 0.96 0.007 -0.060 -1.2 0 2
Mark Gubicza P 1 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 37 3 10 3 3 5 40 .270 .325 .378 .703 -0.021 0.83 0.514 -0.533 -1.5 25 9
2B: D Motley (3, off W Terrell); F White (2, off W Terrell); J Orta (5, off W Terrell); W Wilson (2, off W Terrell).
IBB: J Sundberg (1, by W Terrell); G Brett (3, by W Terrell); W Wilson (1, by B Scherrer).
TB: S Balboni 3; W Wilson 3; J Orta 3; F White 3; D Motley 2.
GIDP: D Motley (4).
RBI: S Balboni (8); J Orta (3); B Biancalana (4).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 13.
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (2, 2nd base off W Hernandez/L Parrish).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Whitaker 2B 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .394 .405 .667 1.072 0.134 2.45 0.240 -0.105 0.9 2 3
Alan Trammell SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .351 .405 .568 .972 -0.082 1.52 0.041 -0.123 -0.9 0 5
Kirk Gibson RF 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .270 .317 .432 .750 0.039 1.87 0.148 -0.109 0.1 0 0
Lance Parrish C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .257 .316 .371 .687 -0.224 2.08 0.000 -0.224 -1.2 6 0
Johnny Grubb DH 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .125 .222 .125 .347 0.080 1.42 0.134 -0.054 -0.1
   Jim Weaver PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Darrell Evans 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .261 .346 .435 .781 0.233 1.67 0.256 -0.024 1.4 9 2 HR
   Tom Brookens PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .571 .625 1.143 1.768 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Larry Herndon LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .314 .313 .627 -0.183 2.20 0.044 -0.227 -0.5 5 0
Chet Lemon CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .219 .286 .281 .567 0.271 2.83 0.373 -0.102 0.2 3 0
Chris Pittaro 3B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .286 .333 .321 .655 0.212 1.81 0.223 -0.010 1.2 0 0
Walt Terrell P 1 2
   Bill Scherrer P 1 0
   Doug Bair P 0 1
   Willie Hernandez P 0 0
Team Totals 36 4 11 4 1 5 37 .306 .324 .389 .713 0.480 2.00 1.459 -0.978 1.0 27 13
HR: D Evans (1, off M Gubicza, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
TB: D Evans 5; L Whitaker 2; C Pittaro 2; J Grubb; K Gibson; C Lemon; L Herndon; A Trammell.
RBI: K Gibson (6); L Whitaker (7); D Evans (2); C Lemon (4).
2-out RBI: D Evans; K Gibson.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Trammell-L Whitaker-D Evans.
E: L Whitaker (1).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mark Gubicza 7 4 1 1 0 5 1 1.29 25 70 0.318 1.07 2.5
Dan Quisenberry, BS (2), L (0-2) 1.1 7 3 3 1 0 0 3.86 12 0 0 -0.797 3.93 -3.6
Team Totals 8.1 11 4 4 1 5 1 4.32 37 70 0 0 -0.479 2.00 -1.0

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Walt Terrell 5.2 8 3 3 2 1 0 4.11 27 40 -0.096 0.89 -0.6
Bill Scherrer 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 4 2 0 0.044 0.72 1.0
Doug Bair 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 7.71 5 0 0 0.034 0.52 0.6
Willie Hernandez, W (2-0) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 4 0 0 0.039 0.89 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 3 3 3 5 0 3.00 40 40 2 0 0.021 0.83 1.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: B Scherrer (1; W Wilson); W Terrell 2 (2; J Sundberg, G Brett).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dale Ford, 1B - Ken Kaiser, 2B - Rocky Roe, 3B - Larry Barnett.
Time of Game: 2:30.
Attendance: 27,339.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-3 1 12- R DET C. Lemon D. Quisenberry 37% 71% Single; Weaver Scores; Brookens to 2B
b9 2-3 0 12- O DET L. Herndon D. Quisenberry -18% 34% Bunt Popfly: 1B
b9 2-3 0 1-- DET D. Evans D. Quisenberry 18% 52% Single; Weaver to 2B
b9 3-3 1 123 R DET L. Whitaker D. Quisenberry 17% 100% Single; Brookens Scores; Lemon to 3B; Pittaro to 2B
b8 1-3 2 12- R DET K. Gibson D. Quisenberry 15% 31% Single; Pittaro Scores; Trammell 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' Walt Terrell facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson W. Terrell 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR P. Sheridan W. Terrell 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett W. Terrell 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O DET L. Whitaker M. Gubicza -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O DET A. Trammell M. Gubicza -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O DET K. Gibson M. Gubicza -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Walt Terrell facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Orta W. Terrell 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- KCR D. Motley W. Terrell -4% 48% Double
t2 0-0 1 -2- R KCR S. Balboni W. Terrell -9% 39% Single; Motley Scores
t2 1-0 1 1-- KCR F. White W. Terrell -8% 32% Double; Balboni to 3B
t2 1-0 1 -23 KCR J. Sundberg W. Terrell -1% 31% Intentional Walk
t2 1-0 1 123 RO KCR B. Biancalana W. Terrell -1% 30% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B; Balboni Scores; White to 3B; Biancalana to 1B
t2 2-0 2 1-3 O KCR W. Wilson W. Terrell 4% 34% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O DET L. Parrish M. Gubicza -2% 31% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-2 1 --- O DET J. Grubb M. Gubicza -2% 30% Strikeout
b2 0-2 2 --- O DET D. Evans M. Gubicza -1% 29% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Walt Terrell facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- O KCR P. Sheridan W. Terrell 2% 30% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett W. Terrell 1% 32% Groundout: 1B-P
t3 2-0 2 --- KCR J. Orta W. Terrell -2% 30% Double
t3 2-0 2 -2- KCR D. Motley W. Terrell -1% 29% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Orta to 3B; Motley to 1B
t3 2-0 2 1-3 O KCR S. Balboni W. Terrell 4% 32% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- DET L. Herndon M. Gubicza 4% 37% Single
b3 0-2 0 1-- O DET C. Lemon M. Gubicza -4% 33% Flyball: RF
b3 0-2 1 1-- DET C. Pittaro M. Gubicza 4% 37% Single; Herndon to 2B
b3 0-2 1 12- DET L. Whitaker M. Gubicza 7% 45% Single/Bunt; Herndon to 3B; Pittaro to 2B
b3 0-2 1 123 O DET A. Trammell M. Gubicza -9% 36% Strikeout
b3 0-2 2 123 O DET K. Gibson M. Gubicza -9% 27% Strikeout
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Walt Terrell facing 7-8-9
t4 2-0 0 --- O KCR F. White W. Terrell 2% 29% Bunt Groundout: C unassisted
t4 2-0 1 --- O KCR J. Sundberg W. Terrell 1% 30% Flyball: LF
t4 2-0 2 --- O KCR B. Biancalana W. Terrell 1% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 4-5-6
b4 0-2 0 --- O DET L. Parrish M. Gubicza -3% 28% Flyball: RF
b4 0-2 1 --- O DET J. Grubb M. Gubicza -2% 26% Strikeout
b4 0-2 2 --- O DET D. Evans M. Gubicza -1% 25% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Walt Terrell facing 1-2-3
t5 2-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson W. Terrell -5% 20% Double
t5 2-0 0 -2- O KCR P. Sheridan W. Terrell 3% 23% Flyball: LF
t5 2-0 1 -2- KCR G. Brett W. Terrell -1% 22% Intentional Walk
t5 2-0 1 12- R KCR J. Orta W. Terrell -9% 12% Single; Wilson Scores; Brett to 3B
t5 3-0 1 1-3 OO KCR D. Motley W. Terrell 6% 19% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 7-8-9
b5 0-3 0 --- O DET L. Herndon M. Gubicza -3% 16% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-3 1 --- O DET C. Lemon M. Gubicza -2% 15% Flyball: LF
b5 0-3 2 --- O DET C. Pittaro M. Gubicza -1% 13% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Tigers' Walt Terrell facing 6-7-8
t6 3-0 0 --- KCR S. Balboni W. Terrell -2% 12% Single
t6 3-0 0 1-- KCR F. White W. Terrell -2% 9% Single; Balboni to 2B
t6 3-0 0 12- O KCR J. Sundberg W. Terrell -0% 9% Flyball: CF; Balboni to 3B; White to 2B
t6 3-0 1 -23 O KCR B. Biancalana W. Terrell 4% 13% Strikeout
Bill Scherrer replaces Walt Terrell pitching
t6 3-0 2 -23 KCR W. Wilson B. Scherrer -1% 13% Intentional Walk
Lynn Jones pinch hits for Pat Sheridan (RF) batting 2nd
t6 3-0 2 123 O KCR L. Jones B. Scherrer 3% 16% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
Lynn Jones moves from PH to RF
b6 0-3 0 --- O DET L. Whitaker M. Gubicza -3% 13% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-3 1 --- O DET A. Trammell M. Gubicza -2% 11% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 0-3 2 --- O DET K. Gibson M. Gubicza -1% 10% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Tigers' Bill Scherrer facing 3-4-5
t7 3-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett B. Scherrer 1% 11% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 3-0 1 --- O KCR J. Orta B. Scherrer 1% 12% Groundout: SS-1B
Doug Bair replaces Bill Scherrer pitching
t7 3-0 2 --- O KCR D. Motley D. Bair 0% 13% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 4-5-6
b7 0-3 0 --- O DET L. Parrish M. Gubicza -3% 10% Flyball: CF
b7 0-3 1 --- O DET J. Grubb M. Gubicza -2% 8% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 0-3 2 --- R DET D. Evans M. Gubicza 7% 15% Home Run
b7 1-3 2 --- O DET L. Herndon M. Gubicza -2% 14% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 1.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Tigers' Doug Bair facing 6-7-8
t8 3-1 0 --- KCR S. Balboni D. Bair -2% 12% Single
t8 3-1 0 1-- O KCR F. White D. Bair 2% 13% Strikeout
t8 3-1 1 1-- O KCR J. Sundberg D. Bair 2% 15% Strikeout
t8 3-1 2 1-- O KCR B. Biancalana D. Bair 1% 16% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 8-9-1
Dan Quisenberry replaces Mark Gubicza pitching
b8 1-3 0 --- O DET C. Lemon D. Quisenberry -4% 12% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 1-3 1 --- DET C. Pittaro D. Quisenberry 5% 17% Single/Bunt
b8 1-3 1 1-- O DET L. Whitaker D. Quisenberry -6% 12% Flyball: LF
b8 1-3 2 1-- DET A. Trammell D. Quisenberry 4% 16% Single; Pittaro to 2B
b8 1-3 2 12- R DET K. Gibson D. Quisenberry 15% 31% Single; Pittaro Scores; Trammell to 3B
b8 2-3 2 1-3 O DET L. Parrish D. Quisenberry -14% 16% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Willie Hernandez facing 1-2-3
Willie Hernandez replaces Doug Bair pitching
t9 3-2 0 --- KCR W. Wilson W. Hernandez -2% 14% Single
t9 3-2 0 1-- O KCR L. Jones W. Hernandez 2% 16% Flyball: LF
t9 3-2 1 1-- KCR G. Brett W. Hernandez -2% 15% Wilson Steals 2B
t9 3-2 1 -2- O KCR G. Brett W. Hernandez 3% 17% Strikeout
Hal McRae pinch hits for Jorge Orta (DH) batting 4th
t9 3-2 2 -2- O KCR H. McRae W. Hernandez 3% 20% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 5-6-7
b9 2-3 0 --- DET J. Grubb D. Quisenberry 13% 34% Single
Jim Weaver pinch runs for Johnny Grubb (DH) batting 5th
b9 2-3 0 1-- DET D. Evans D. Quisenberry 18% 52% Single; Weaver to 2B
Tom Brookens pinch runs for Darrell Evans (1B) batting 6th
b9 2-3 0 12- O DET L. Herndon D. Quisenberry -18% 34% Bunt Popfly: 1B
b9 2-3 1 12- R DET C. Lemon D. Quisenberry 37% 71% Single; Weaver Scores; Brookens to 2B
b9 3-3 1 12- DET C. Pittaro D. Quisenberry 13% 83% Walk; Brookens to 3B; Lemon to 2B
b9 3-3 1 123 R DET L. Whitaker D. Quisenberry 17% 100% Single; Brookens Scores; Lemon to 3B; Pittaro to 2B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 4.

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