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Standings
CHW
@DET
1
2
 
(10)
CLE
@KCR
2
5
BAL
@MIN
5
0
ATL
@NYM
6
5
CIN
@PHI
0
7
Thursday, May 15, 1969,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 9,121, Time of Game: 2:28
Indians
2
6-22
 Lost 1 
6th, 14 GB
at Royals
5
16-16
 Won 1 
3rd, 4½ GB
W: Mike Hedlund (2-1)
L: Luis Tiant (0-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  1   1  0  0    2  6  2
Royals          0  0  0   1  3  0   1  0  X    5  9  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Zoilo Versalles 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .260 .353 .411 .764 -0.220 1.72 0.051 -0.271 -1.0 3 1 3B
Jose Cardenal CF 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .202 .252 .321 .573 -0.067 0.71 0.000 -0.067 -0.6 2 0
Ken Harrelson RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .181 .254 .333 .588 -0.040 0.63 0.012 -0.052 -0.4 3 0
Tony Horton 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .277 .305 .491 .796 -0.012 0.53 0.020 -0.032 -0.1 3 0
Lee Maye LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .147 .216 .176 .393 -0.031 0.93 0.040 -0.071 -0.3 4 0
Ray Fosse C 4 1 0 0 0 3 4 .207 .281 .241 .523 -0.100 1.05 0.000 -0.100 -0.9 8 1
Larry Brown SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .262 .356 .359 .715 0.085 0.90 0.104 -0.019 0.5 1 1 SB
Max Alvis 3B 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .234 .277 .260 .537 0.066 1.50 0.126 -0.060 0.8 0 1
Luis Tiant P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .313 .563 -0.071 1.33 0.000 -0.071 -0.5 0 0
   Gary Kroll P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Richie Scheinblum PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .082 .174 .082 .256 0.069 3.02 0.069 0.000 0.4
   Jack Hamilton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 6 2 2 9 34 .188 .235 .250 .485 -0.321 1.06 0.422 -0.743 -2.1 24 4
3B: Z Versalles (1, off M Hedlund).
TB: Z Versalles 3; L Brown 2; T Horton; L Maye; M Alvis.
RBI: M Alvis (5); J Cardenal (11).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
E: L Brown (6); R Fosse (2).
Baserunning
SB: L Brown (2, 2nd base off M Hedlund/J Campanis).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jackie Hernandez SS 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .253 .311 .305 .616 0.082 0.64 0.107 -0.025 1.0 0 2 2·SB
Pat Kelly CF 2 1 0 0 2 2 5 .221 .303 .265 .567 -0.033 0.67 0.030 -0.063 -0.5 3 0 SB,SH
Mike Fiore LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .264 .404 .347 .752 -0.056 0.86 0.032 -0.087 -0.9 3 0
Joe Foy 3B 4 2 1 0 0 0 4 .246 .343 .339 .682 -0.057 1.04 0.044 -0.101 -0.1 2 2 SB
Ed Kirkpatrick RF 1 1 1 4 2 0 4 .176 .246 .353 .599 0.249 1.10 0.297 -0.048 2.8 0 0 HR,CS,SF
Chuck Harrison 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .296 .359 .352 .711 -0.067 0.89 0.008 -0.075 -0.3 7 1 HBP
Jerry Adair 2B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .292 .340 .323 .663 0.053 0.53 0.058 -0.006 0.5 1 2
Jim Campanis C 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .184 .212 .265 .477 0.093 0.92 0.154 -0.062 -0.0 10 0 2B
Mike Hedlund P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.082 1.06 0.000 -0.082 -0.9 1 1
   Moe Drabowsky P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.002 0.09 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 0 1
Team Totals 31 5 9 5 5 7 39 .290 .395 .419 .814 0.180 0.82 0.730 -0.551 1.4 27 9
2B: J Campanis (4, off L Tiant).
HR: E Kirkpatrick (2, off L Tiant, 5th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to CF-RF).
SF: E Kirkpatrick (1, off J Hamilton).
SH: P Kelly (1, off L Tiant).
HBP: C Harrison (1, by L Tiant).
TB: E Kirkpatrick 4; J Adair 2; J Hernandez 2; J Campanis 2; C Harrison; J Foy; M Fiore.
RBI: E Kirkpatrick 4 (9); J Campanis (5).
2-out RBI: E Kirkpatrick 3; J Campanis.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Foy.
Baserunning
SB: J Hernandez 2 (7, 2nd base off J Hamilton/R Fosse, 2nd base off L Tiant/R Fosse); P Kelly (5, 2nd base off G Kroll/R Fosse); J Foy (11, 2nd base off J Hamilton/R Fosse).
CS: E Kirkpatrick (1, 2nd base by L Tiant/R Fosse).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Luis Tiant, L (0-7) 4.2 5 4 3 4 2 1 7.51 24 38 -0.162 1.23 -1.9
Gary Kroll 1.1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1.80 6 1 0 0.020 0.25 0.7
Jack Hamilton 2 3 1 0 0 3 0 3.81 9 0 0 -0.036 0.22 -0.1
Team Totals 8 9 5 3 5 7 1 3.38 39 38 1 0 -0.178 0.82 -1.4

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Hedlund, W (2-1) 6.1 6 2 2 2 8 0 3.14 27 59 0.022 1.06 -0.3
Moe Drabowsky, S (5) 2.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.13 7 3 0 0.300 1.06 2.4
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 2 9 0 2.00 34 59 3 0 0.322 1.06 2.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: L Tiant (2; C Harrison).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Marty Springstead, 1B - Red Flaherty, 2B - Bob Stewart, 3B - Don Denkinger.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 9,121.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Royals
1 Zoilo Versalles 2B 1 Jackie Hernandez SS
2 Jose Cardenal CF 2 Pat Kelly CF
3 Ken Harrelson RF 3 Mike Fiore LF
4 Tony Horton 1B 4 Joe Foy 3B
5 Lee Maye LF 5 Ed Kirkpatrick RF
6 Ray Fosse C 6 Chuck Harrison 1B
7 Larry Brown SS 7 Jerry Adair 2B
8 Max Alvis 3B 8 Jim Campanis C
9 Luis Tiant P 9 Mike Hedlund P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 2-4 1 123 OO CLE Z. Versalles M. Drabowsky 23% 90% Line Drive Double Play: 3B unassisted; Brown out at 3B/3B
b5 1-0 2 1-3 RRR KCR E. Kirkpatrick L. Tiant 21% 93% Home Run (CF-RF); Kelly Scores; Foy Scores
b4 0-0 2 1-- R KCR J. Campanis L. Tiant 15% 68% Double to RF; Adair Scores/unER
t7 1-4 1 12- R CLE M. Alvis M. Hedlund -13% 73% Single to CF; Fosse Scores; Brown to 3B
t7 2-4 1 1-3 CLE R. Scheinblum M. Hedlund -7% 66% Walk; Alvis to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE Z. Versalles M. Hedlund 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE J. Cardenal M. Hedlund 1% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- CLE K. Harrelson M. Hedlund -1% 52% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- CLE T. Horton M. Hedlund -2% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive); Harrelson to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O CLE L. Maye M. Hedlund 4% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- KCR J. Hernandez L. Tiant 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- KCR P. Kelly L. Tiant 3% 61% Hernandez Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- O KCR P. Kelly L. Tiant -4% 57% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 -2- O KCR M. Fiore L. Tiant -3% 53% Lineout: RF
b1 0-0 2 -2- O KCR J. Foy L. Tiant -3% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O CLE R. Fosse M. Hedlund 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O CLE L. Brown M. Hedlund 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- O CLE M. Alvis M. Hedlund 1% 55% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- KCR E. Kirkpatrick L. Tiant 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- O KCR C. Harrison L. Tiant -3% 55% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 1 1-- KCR J. Adair L. Tiant 4% 59% Single to LF; Kirkpatrick to 2B
b2 0-0 1 12- O KCR J. Campanis L. Tiant -5% 54% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 2 12- O KCR M. Hedlund L. Tiant -4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O CLE L. Tiant M. Hedlund 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O CLE Z. Versalles M. Hedlund 2% 54% Lineout: CF
t3 0-0 2 --- O CLE J. Cardenal M. Hedlund 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- KCR J. Hernandez L. Tiant 4% 59% Single to CF
b3 0-0 0 1-- O KCR P. Kelly L. Tiant -2% 58% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Hernandez to 2B
b3 0-0 1 -2- O KCR M. Fiore L. Tiant -4% 54% Foul Flyball: C
b3 0-0 2 -2- O KCR J. Foy L. Tiant -4% 50% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O CLE K. Harrelson M. Hedlund 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t4 0-0 1 --- O CLE T. Horton M. Hedlund 2% 55% Strikeout
t4 0-0 2 --- O CLE L. Maye M. Hedlund 1% 56% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 5-6-7
b4 0-0 0 --- KCR E. Kirkpatrick L. Tiant 4% 60% Walk
b4 0-0 0 1-- O KCR C. Harrison L. Tiant -4% 56% Popfly: 2B
b4 0-0 1 1-- O KCR J. Adair L. Tiant -5% 51% Kirkpatrick Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b4 0-0 2 --- KCR J. Adair L. Tiant 1% 53% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Adair to 1B
b4 0-0 2 1-- R KCR J. Campanis L. Tiant 15% 68% Double to RF; Adair Scores/unER
b4 1-0 2 -2- O KCR M. Hedlund L. Tiant -3% 65% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 6-7-8
t5 0-1 0 --- O CLE R. Fosse M. Hedlund 3% 68% Strikeout
t5 0-1 1 --- CLE L. Brown M. Hedlund -4% 65% Single to SS
t5 0-1 1 1-- CLE M. Alvis M. Hedlund -2% 62% Brown Steals 2B
t5 0-1 1 -2- O CLE M. Alvis M. Hedlund 5% 67% Strikeout
t5 0-1 2 -2- O CLE L. Tiant M. Hedlund 5% 72% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 1-2-3
b5 1-0 0 --- O KCR J. Hernandez L. Tiant -2% 70% Lineout: RF
b5 1-0 1 --- KCR P. Kelly L. Tiant 2% 72% Walk
b5 1-0 1 1-- KCR M. Fiore L. Tiant 3% 75% Single to LF; Kelly to 2B
b5 1-0 1 12- O KCR J. Foy L. Tiant -3% 72% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Kelly to 3B
b5 1-0 2 1-3 RRR KCR E. Kirkpatrick L. Tiant 21% 93% Home Run (CF-RF); Kelly Scores; Foy Scores
b5 4-0 2 --- KCR C. Harrison L. Tiant 0% 94% Hit By Pitch
Gary Kroll replaces Luis Tiant pitching and batting 9th
b5 4-0 2 1-- KCR J. Adair G. Kroll 1% 94% Single to CF; Harrison to 3B
b5 4-0 2 1-3 O KCR J. Campanis G. Kroll -1% 93% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 1-2-3
t6 0-4 0 --- CLE Z. Versalles M. Hedlund -5% 88% Triple (CF-RF)
t6 0-4 0 --3 RO CLE J. Cardenal M. Hedlund 2% 90% Groundout: SS-1B; Versalles Scores
t6 1-4 1 --- O CLE K. Harrelson M. Hedlund 1% 91% Flyball: CF
t6 1-4 2 --- O CLE T. Horton M. Hedlund 1% 92% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Indians' Gary Kroll facing 9-1-2
b6 4-1 0 --- O KCR M. Hedlund G. Kroll -1% 92% Popfly: SS
b6 4-1 1 --- O KCR J. Hernandez G. Kroll -0% 91% Foul Flyball: 1B
b6 4-1 2 --- KCR P. Kelly G. Kroll 0% 91% Walk
b6 4-1 2 1-- KCR M. Fiore G. Kroll 0% 92% Kelly Steals 2B
b6 4-1 2 -2- O KCR M. Fiore G. Kroll -1% 91% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 5-6-7
t7 1-4 0 --- CLE L. Maye M. Hedlund -4% 87% Single to CF
t7 1-4 0 1-- O CLE R. Fosse M. Hedlund 4% 90% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t7 1-4 1 1-- CLE L. Brown M. Hedlund -4% 86% Single to LF; Fosse to 2B
t7 1-4 1 12- R CLE M. Alvis M. Hedlund -13% 73% Single to CF; Fosse Scores; Brown to 3B
Richie Scheinblum pinch hits for Gary Kroll (P) batting 9th
t7 2-4 1 1-3 CLE R. Scheinblum M. Hedlund -7% 66% Walk; Alvis to 2B
Moe Drabowsky replaces Mike Hedlund pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-4 1 123 OO CLE Z. Versalles M. Drabowsky 23% 90% Line Drive Double Play: 3B unassisted; Brown out at 3B/3B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Indians' Jack Hamilton facing 4-5-6
Jack Hamilton replaces Richie Scheinblum (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-2 0 --- KCR J. Foy J. Hamilton 1% 91% Single to RF
b7 4-2 0 1-- KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Hamilton 3% 94% Foy Steals 2B; Foy to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b7 4-2 0 --3 RO KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Hamilton 0% 94% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Foy Scores/unER
b7 5-2 1 --- KCR C. Harrison J. Hamilton 0% 95% Single to RF
b7 5-2 1 1-- O KCR J. Adair J. Hamilton -1% 94% Strikeout Looking
b7 5-2 2 1-- O KCR J. Campanis J. Hamilton -0% 94% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Moe Drabowsky facing 2-3-4
t8 2-5 0 --- O CLE J. Cardenal M. Drabowsky 2% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-5 1 --- O CLE K. Harrelson M. Drabowsky 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-5 2 --- O CLE T. Horton M. Drabowsky 1% 98% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Indians' Jack Hamilton facing 9-1-2
b8 5-2 0 --- O KCR M. Drabowsky J. Hamilton -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
b8 5-2 1 --- KCR J. Hernandez J. Hamilton 0% 98% Single to RF
b8 5-2 1 1-- KCR P. Kelly J. Hamilton 0% 98% Hernandez Steals 2B
b8 5-2 1 -2- O KCR P. Kelly J. Hamilton -0% 98% Strikeout
b8 5-2 2 -2- O KCR M. Fiore J. Hamilton -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Moe Drabowsky facing 5-6-7
t9 2-5 0 --- O CLE L. Maye M. Drabowsky 2% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 2-5 1 --- O CLE R. Fosse M. Drabowsky 1% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 2-5 2 --- O CLE L. Brown M. Drabowsky 0% 100% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 5.

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