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Standings
TOR
@BAL
4
3
 
(10)
NYY
@CLE
8
2
KCR
@DET
4
2
TEX
@MIL
2
3
MIN
@SEA
6
8
SFG
@LAD
5
10
MON
@NYM
2
3
Monday, July 29, 1985,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 36,068, Time of Game: 2:48
Royals
4
53-44
 Won 7 
2nd, 2½ GB
at Tigers
2
52-45
 Lost 1 
3rd, 9½ GB
W: Bret Saberhagen (12-5)
L: Dan Petry (11-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  2    4  7  1
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    2  9  2

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 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .295 .333 .429 .762 0.102 0.93 0.154 -0.052 0.7 0 0 SB
Lonnie Smith LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .248 .353 .348 .701 -0.087 0.97 0.048 -0.135 -0.7 3 1 2B
   Lynn Jones LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .247 .268 .515 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
George Brett 3B 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .349 .454 .568 1.022 -0.009 1.21 0.034 -0.043 -0.0 1 0 IW
Hal McRae DH 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .248 .341 .490 .831 0.086 1.55 0.196 -0.110 0.4 GDP
Dane Iorg RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .203 .241 .316 .557 -0.118 1.00 0.000 -0.118 -1.6 1 0 GDP
   Pat Sheridan RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .314 .333 .648 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Frank White 2B 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .238 .273 .412 .685 -0.040 0.57 0.011 -0.051 -0.3 1 0
Steve Balboni 1B 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .260 .317 .467 .784 0.045 0.47 0.068 -0.023 1.6 8 2 HR
Jim Sundberg C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .242 .296 .377 .673 -0.049 0.57 0.000 -0.049 -0.8 7 0
Onix Concepcion SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 .184 .233 .214 .446 0.024 0.58 0.040 -0.017 0.0 3 4 HBP
Bret Saberhagen P 2 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 1
Team Totals 34 4 7 4 2 5 37 .206 .270 .324 .594 -0.046 0.88 0.551 -0.598 -0.6 27 8
2B: L Smith (12, off D Petry).
HR: S Balboni (19, off D Petry, 9th inn, 1 on, 0 outs).
IBB: G Brett (23, by D Petry).
HBP: O Concepcion (4, by D Petry).
TB: S Balboni 5; L Smith 2; W Wilson 2; O Concepcion; H McRae.
GIDP: H McRae (6); D Iorg (5).
RBI: S Balboni 2 (52); H McRae 2 (34).
2-out RBI: H McRae 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 3. L Smith-F White; O Concepcion-S Balboni; S Balboni-O Concepcion-B Saberhagen.
E: F White (11).
Outfield Assists: L Smith (A Trammell at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (31, 2nd base off D Petry/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 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .317 .394 .510 .905 -0.010 1.87 0.107 -0.117 0.1 2 4
Alan Trammell SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .266 .320 .396 .717 -0.017 2.03 0.136 -0.153 0.1 2 3 2B
Kirk Gibson RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .289 .361 .526 .886 -0.173 1.19 0.000 -0.173 -1.5 2 0
Lance Parrish C 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .258 .307 .418 .725 -0.225 1.19 0.011 -0.236 -0.9 5 0 HR
Darrell Evans 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .241 .358 .500 .858 -0.003 0.88 0.053 -0.056 -0.1 2 4
Barbaro Garbey LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .277 .331 .419 .750 0.065 0.85 0.093 -0.027 0.5 1 0
Johnny Grubb DH 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .178 .280 .256 .536 0.044 1.87 0.122 -0.078 0.2
   Alejandro Sanchez PR 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .253 .253 .540 .793 0.027 0.50 0.027 0.000 0.2
Chet Lemon CF 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .263 .319 .385 .703 0.072 2.33 0.177 -0.105 0.8 3 0
Dave Bergman 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .169 .253 .247 .500 -0.329 2.88 0.000 -0.329 -2.1 10 0 GDP
Dan Petry P 0 0
Team Totals 34 2 9 2 2 7 36 .265 .306 .382 .688 -0.549 1.64 0.726 -1.274 -2.6 27 11
2B: A Trammell (15, off B Saberhagen).
HR: L Parrish (13, off B Saberhagen, 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: L Parrish 4; L Whitaker 2; C Lemon 2; B Garbey 2; A Trammell 2; J Grubb.
GIDP: D Bergman (3).
RBI: C Lemon (27); L Parrish (54).
2-out RBI: C Lemon.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Trammell-L Whitaker-D Bergman; L Whitaker-A Trammell-D Bergman.
E: D Evans 2 (16).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen, W (12-5) 8.1 7 1 1 2 7 1 2.85 31 70 0.531 1.69 3.3
Dan Quisenberry 0.2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2.81 5 0 0 0.018 1.29 -0.7
Team Totals 9 9 2 1 2 7 1 1.00 36 70 0 0 0.549 1.64 2.5

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dan Petry, L (11-10) 9 7 4 3 2 5 1 3.45 37 62 0.049 0.88 0.6
Team Totals 9 7 4 3 2 5 1 3.00 37 62 0.049 0.88 0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Petry (3; O Concepcion).
IBB: D Petry (9; G Brett).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Welke, 1B - Jerry Neudecker, 2B - John Hirschbeck, 3B - Steve Palermo.
Time of Game: 2:48.
Attendance: 36,068.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Detroit Tigers
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Lou Whitaker 2B
2 Lonnie Smith LF 2 Alan Trammell SS
3 George Brett 3B 3 Kirk Gibson RF
4 Hal McRae DH 4 Lance Parrish C
5 Dane Iorg RF 5 Darrell Evans 3B
6 Frank White 2B 6 Barbaro Garbey LF
7 Steve Balboni 1B 7 Johnny Grubb DH
8 Jim Sundberg C 8 Chet Lemon CF
9 Onix Concepcion SS 9 Dave Bergman 1B
Bret Saberhagen P Dan Petry P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-0 2 123 RR KCR H. McRae D. Petry 18% 71% Single; Concepcion Scores; Wilson Scores; Brett to 2B
b4 0-2 1 -23 OO DET L. Parrish B. Saberhagen 17% 75% Double Play: Flyball: LF-2B
b4 0-2 0 1-- DET A. Trammell B. Saberhagen -14% 51% Double; Whitaker to 3B
b8 0-2 0 1-- DET C. Lemon B. Saberhagen -12% 64% Single; Sanchez to 2B
b8 0-2 0 12- O DET D. Bergman B. Saberhagen 11% 75% Strikeout

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' Dan Petry facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson D. Petry 4% 54% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCR L. Smith D. Petry 2% 56% Wilson Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O KCR L. Smith D. Petry -4% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O KCR G. Brett D. Petry -3% 49% Flyball: CF; Wilson to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 O KCR H. McRae D. Petry -4% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O DET L. Whitaker B. Saberhagen 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- O DET A. Trammell B. Saberhagen 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- O DET K. Gibson B. Saberhagen 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' Dan Petry facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR D. Iorg D. Petry -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR F. White D. Petry -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni D. Petry -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O DET L. Parrish B. Saberhagen 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O DET D. Evans B. Saberhagen 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 0-0 2 --- O DET B. Garbey B. Saberhagen 1% 50% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Dan Petry facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Sundberg D. Petry -3% 47% Flyball: 3B
t3 0-0 1 --- KCR O. Concepcion D. Petry 3% 50% Hit By Pitch
t3 0-0 1 1-- KCR W. Wilson D. Petry 9% 60% Single; Concepcion to 3B; Wilson to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -23 O KCR L. Smith D. Petry -9% 51% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 2 -23 KCR G. Brett D. Petry 2% 53% Intentional Walk
t3 0-0 2 123 RR KCR H. McRae D. Petry 18% 71% Single; Concepcion Scores; Wilson Scores; Brett to 2B
t3 2-0 2 12- O KCR D. Iorg D. Petry -3% 68% Flyball: SS
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- DET J. Grubb B. Saberhagen -4% 63% Walk
b3 0-2 0 1-- O DET C. Lemon B. Saberhagen 4% 67% Strikeout
b3 0-2 1 1-- OO DET D. Bergman B. Saberhagen 6% 73% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Dan Petry facing 6-7-8
t4 2-0 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Petry -2% 71% Lineout: 3B
t4 2-0 1 --- KCR S. Balboni D. Petry 2% 73% Single
t4 2-0 1 1-- O KCR J. Sundberg D. Petry -1% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B; Balboni to 2B
t4 2-0 2 -2- KCR O. Concepcion D. Petry 1% 73% Single; Balboni to 3B
t4 2-0 2 1-3 O KCR W. Wilson D. Petry -4% 69% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
b4 0-2 0 --- DET L. Whitaker B. Saberhagen -5% 64% Single
b4 0-2 0 1-- DET A. Trammell B. Saberhagen -14% 51% Double; Whitaker to 3B
b4 0-2 0 -23 O DET K. Gibson B. Saberhagen 7% 58% Strikeout
b4 0-2 1 -23 OO DET L. Parrish B. Saberhagen 17% 75% Double Play: Flyball: LF-2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Dan Petry facing 2-3-4
t5 2-0 0 --- KCR L. Smith D. Petry 5% 80% Double
t5 2-0 0 -2- KCR G. Brett D. Petry 2% 82% Walk
t5 2-0 0 12- OO KCR H. McRae D. Petry -7% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Smith to 3B
t5 2-0 2 --3 O KCR D. Iorg D. Petry -3% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
b5 0-2 0 --- DET D. Evans B. Saberhagen -5% 66% Walk
b5 0-2 0 1-- DET B. Garbey B. Saberhagen -8% 58% Single; Evans to 2B
b5 0-2 0 12- O DET J. Grubb B. Saberhagen 8% 66% Flyball: LF
b5 0-2 1 12- O DET C. Lemon B. Saberhagen 6% 72% Foul Flyball: 1B
b5 0-2 2 12- O DET D. Bergman B. Saberhagen 6% 78% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Dan Petry facing 6-7-8
t6 2-0 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Petry -2% 76% Strikeout
t6 2-0 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni D. Petry -1% 75% Flyball: LF
t6 2-0 2 --- O KCR J. Sundberg D. Petry -1% 74% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
b6 0-2 0 --- DET L. Whitaker B. Saberhagen -6% 68% Single
b6 0-2 0 1-- O DET A. Trammell B. Saberhagen 5% 74% Foul Flyball: 1B
b6 0-2 1 1-- OO DET K. Gibson B. Saberhagen 8% 82% Double Play: Flyball: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Dan Petry facing 9-1-2
t7 2-0 0 --- O KCR O. Concepcion D. Petry -2% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 2-0 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Petry -1% 79% Strikeout
t7 2-0 2 --- O KCR L. Smith D. Petry -1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
Lynn Jones replaces Lonnie Smith playing LF batting 2nd
b7 0-2 0 --- O DET L. Parrish B. Saberhagen 4% 82% Strikeout
b7 0-2 1 --- O DET D. Evans B. Saberhagen 3% 85% Groundout: 1B-P
b7 0-2 2 --- O DET B. Garbey B. Saberhagen 2% 86% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Dan Petry facing 3-4-5
t8 2-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Petry -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-0 1 --- KCR H. McRae D. Petry 1% 87% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); McRae to 1B
t8 2-0 1 1-- OO KCR D. Iorg D. Petry -3% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 7-8-9
b8 0-2 0 --- DET J. Grubb B. Saberhagen -8% 76% Single
Alejandro Sanchez pinch runs for Johnny Grubb (DH) batting 7th
b8 0-2 0 1-- DET C. Lemon B. Saberhagen -12% 64% Single; Sanchez to 2B
b8 0-2 0 12- O DET D. Bergman B. Saberhagen 11% 75% Strikeout
b8 0-2 1 12- O DET L. Whitaker B. Saberhagen 9% 84% Flyball: LF
b8 0-2 2 12- O DET A. Trammell B. Saberhagen 8% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Dan Petry facing 6-7-8
t9 2-0 0 --- KCR F. White D. Petry 1% 94% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t9 2-0 0 1-- RR KCR S. Balboni D. Petry 5% 99% Home Run; White Scores/unER
t9 4-0 0 --- O KCR J. Sundberg D. Petry -0% 98% Flyball: RF
t9 4-0 1 --- O KCR O. Concepcion D. Petry -0% 98% Strikeout
t9 4-0 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Petry -0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 3-4-5
b9 0-4 0 --- O DET K. Gibson B. Saberhagen 1% 99% Strikeout
b9 0-4 1 --- R DET L. Parrish B. Saberhagen -1% 98% Home Run
Dan Quisenberry replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
b9 1-4 1 --- O DET D. Evans D. Quisenberry 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
Pat Sheridan replaces Dane Iorg playing RF batting 5th
b9 1-4 2 --- DET B. Garbey D. Quisenberry -1% 98% Single
b9 1-4 2 1-- DET A. Sanchez D. Quisenberry -3% 96% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Garbey to 2B
b9 1-4 2 12- R DET C. Lemon D. Quisenberry -6% 90% Single; Garbey Scores/unER; Sanchez to 3B
b9 2-4 2 1-3 O DET D. Bergman D. Quisenberry 10% 100% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 2.

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