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CLE
@CAL
4
5
NYY
@CHW
6
7
BOS
@KCR
4
3
DET
@OAK
3
2
BAL
@SEP
9
5
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@WSA
3
4
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@ATL
6
2
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@CIN
6
7
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@HOU
6
7
 
(10)
LAD
@MON
6
0
SDP
@NYM
0
1
 
(11)
CHC
@SFG
9
8
Wednesday, May 28, 1969,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 13,443, Time of Game: 2:04
Red Sox
4
27-15
 Won 1 
2nd, 3½ GB
at Royals
3
21-22
 Lost 1 
3rd, 3½ GB
W: Ray Culp (8-2)
L: Mike Hedlund (2-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  2  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    4 11  0
Royals          1  0  1   0  0  0   0  1  0    3  7  1

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Andrews 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .294 .836 -0.137 0.78 0.000 -0.137 -1.9 1 1
Dalton Jones 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .723 -0.047 0.47 0.000 -0.047 -0.6 7 1
Carl Yastrzemski LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 .276 .938 0.051 0.55 0.086 -0.035 0.3 3 0 2B,CS
Reggie Smith CF 4 2 3 1 0 1 .266 .761 0.179 0.84 0.185 -0.006 1.6 2 0
Rico Petrocelli SS 4 1 3 2 0 0 .329 1.146 0.271 1.12 0.293 -0.023 2.6 1 3 HR,2B
Tony Conigliaro RF 3 0 0 1 0 1 .269 .787 -0.098 0.97 0.000 -0.098 -1.4 1 0 SF,GDP
George Scott 3B 3 0 2 0 1 0 .187 .551 0.041 0.71 0.055 -0.014 0.8 3 0
Russ Gibson C 4 0 1 0 0 0 .226 .560 -0.037 0.98 0.031 -0.068 -0.4 8 0
Ray Culp P 3 0 0 0 0 2 .171 .523 -0.078 1.07 0.002 -0.081 -1.1 1 2 SH
Team Totals 33 4 11 4 1 6 .333 .828 0.145 0.82 0.652 -0.509 -0.1 27 7
2B: R Petrocelli (7, off B Butler); C Yastrzemski (10, off M Hedlund).
HR: R Petrocelli (14, off M Hedlund; 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep LF Line).
SF: T Conigliaro (3, off M Hedlund).
SH: R Culp (3, off T Burgmeier).
TB: R Petrocelli 7; C Yastrzemski 3; R Smith 3; G Scott 2; R Gibson.
GIDP: T Conigliaro (2).
RBI: R Petrocelli 2 (24); R Smith (25); T Conigliaro (30).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Petrocelli-M Andrews-D Jones.
Baserunning
CS: C Yastrzemski (3, 2nd base by M Hedlund/E Rodriguez).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jackie Hernandez SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 .252 .613 -0.124 1.23 0.000 -0.124 -0.9 3 1
Pat Kelly RF 4 1 2 2 0 0 .240 .656 0.202 0.91 0.241 -0.039 1.8 0 0 HR
Mike Fiore 1B 3 1 1 1 1 1 .289 .830 0.064 0.95 0.110 -0.046 0.7 5 1 HR,IW
Joe Foy 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .228 .630 -0.108 1.08 0.000 -0.108 -0.7 1 0
Lou Piniella LF 3 0 2 0 0 1 .285 .814 0.027 1.50 0.110 -0.083 0.6 4 0 HBP
Jerry Adair 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .271 .637 -0.067 1.84 0.094 -0.160 -1.0 5 3 GDP
   Jim Rooker PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Bob Oliver CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .241 .679 -0.187 2.00 0.000 -0.187 -0.9 2 0
Ellie Rodriguez C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .571 -0.169 1.60 0.000 -0.169 -0.8 7 1
Mike Hedlund P 1 1 1 0 0 0 .200 .400 0.052 1.10 0.052 0.000 0.4 0 0 SB
   Tom Burgmeier PH-P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .400 -0.030 1.23 0.000 -0.030 -0.2 0 0
   Ed Kirkpatrick PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .188 .566 -0.015 0.57 0.000 -0.015 -0.1
   Bill Butler P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 7 3 1 7 .212 .651 -0.355 1.35 0.607 -0.961 -1.1 27 6
HR: P Kelly (1, off R Culp; 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep CF-RF); M Fiore (3, off R Culp; 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
IBB: M Fiore (3, by R Culp).
HBP: L Piniella (2, by R Culp).
TB: P Kelly 5; M Fiore 4; L Piniella 2; M Hedlund; J Adair.
GIDP: J Adair (4).
RBI: P Kelly 2 (7); M Fiore (7).
2-out RBI: M Fiore; P Kelly.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Hernandez-J Adair-M Fiore; J Adair-J Foy.
E: B Oliver (3).
Baserunning
SB: M Hedlund (1, 2nd base off R Culp/R Gibson).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ray Culp, W (8-2) 9 7 3 3 1 7 2 3.63 35 67 0.355 1.35 1.1
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 1 7 2 3.00 35 67 0.355 1.35 1.1

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Hedlund, L (2-3) 5 7 4 4 0 2 1 3.94 21 39 -0.265 0.87 -1.7
Tom Burgmeier 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.35 7 0 0 0.064 0.84 0.9
Bill Butler 2 1 0 0 1 4 0 3.42 8 0 0 0.057 0.69 0.9
Team Totals 9 11 4 4 1 6 1 4.00 36 39 0 0 -0.144 0.82 0.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: R Culp (2; L Piniella).
IBB: R Culp (5; M Fiore).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ron Luciano, 1B - Bill Haller, 2B - Jim Honochick, 3B - Frank Umont.
Time of Game: 2:04.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 84° F, Wind 11mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Mike Andrews 2B 1 Jackie Hernandez SS
2 Dalton Jones 1B 2 Pat Kelly RF
3 Carl Yastrzemski LF 3 Mike Fiore 1B
4 Reggie Smith CF 4 Joe Foy 3B
5 Rico Petrocelli SS 5 Lou Piniella LF
6 Tony Conigliaro RF 6 Jerry Adair 2B
7 George Scott 3B 7 Bob Oliver CF
8 Russ Gibson C 8 Ellie Rodriguez C
9 Ray Culp P 9 Mike Hedlund P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-1 0 1-- RR BOS R. Petrocelli M. Hedlund 18% 61% Home Run (Deep LF Line); Smith Scores
b3 1-2 2 -2- R KCR P. Kelly R. Culp -13% 46% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Hedlund Scores; Kelly to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t4 2-2 0 -2- R BOS R. Smith M. Hedlund 12% 70% Single to CF (Line Drive); Yastrzemski Scores; Smith to 2B/Adv on E8
b1 0-0 1 --- R KCR P. Kelly R. Culp -11% 37% Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
b9 3-4 1 1-- O KCR B. Oliver R. Culp 10% 91% Foul Flyball: 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BOS M. Andrews M. Hedlund -2% 48% Lineout: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O BOS D. Jones M. Hedlund -1% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski M. Hedlund -1% 45% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Ray Culp facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Hernandez R. Culp 2% 48% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- R KCR P. Kelly R. Culp -11% 37% Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
b1 1-0 1 --- O KCR M. Fiore R. Culp 1% 38% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 1-0 2 --- O KCR J. Foy R. Culp 1% 39% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- BOS R. Smith M. Hedlund 4% 43% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-1 0 1-- RR BOS R. Petrocelli M. Hedlund 18% 61% Home Run (Deep LF Line); Smith Scores
t2 2-1 0 --- O BOS T. Conigliaro M. Hedlund -2% 59% Foul Flyball: C
t2 2-1 1 --- O BOS G. Scott M. Hedlund -1% 58% Foul Flyball: 1B
t2 2-1 2 --- O BOS R. Gibson M. Hedlund -1% 57% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Ray Culp facing 5-6-7
b2 1-2 0 --- KCR L. Piniella R. Culp -4% 53% Hit By Pitch
b2 1-2 0 1-- OO KCR J. Adair R. Culp 8% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b2 1-2 2 --- O KCR B. Oliver R. Culp 1% 62% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 9-1-2
t3 2-1 0 --- O BOS R. Culp M. Hedlund -2% 60% Flyball: LF
t3 2-1 1 --- O BOS M. Andrews M. Hedlund -1% 59% Strikeout
t3 2-1 2 --- O BOS D. Jones M. Hedlund -1% 58% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Ray Culp facing 8-9-1
b3 1-2 0 --- O KCR E. Rodriguez R. Culp 3% 60% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b3 1-2 1 --- KCR M. Hedlund R. Culp -3% 57% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b3 1-2 1 1-- KCR J. Hernandez R. Culp -2% 55% Hedlund Steals 2B
b3 1-2 1 -2- O KCR J. Hernandez R. Culp 4% 59% Strikeout
b3 1-2 2 -2- R KCR P. Kelly R. Culp -13% 46% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Hedlund Scores; Kelly to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b3 2-2 2 -2- KCR M. Fiore R. Culp -1% 45% Intentional Walk
b3 2-2 2 12- O KCR J. Foy R. Culp 5% 50% Foul Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 3-4-5
t4 2-2 0 --- BOS C. Yastrzemski M. Hedlund 8% 58% Double to RF
t4 2-2 0 -2- R BOS R. Smith M. Hedlund 12% 70% Single to CF (Line Drive); Yastrzemski Scores; Smith to 2B/Adv on E8
t4 3-2 0 -2- BOS R. Petrocelli M. Hedlund 7% 76% Single/Bunt; Smith to 3B
t4 3-2 0 1-3 RO BOS T. Conigliaro M. Hedlund -1% 75% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Smith Scores
t4 4-2 1 1-- BOS G. Scott M. Hedlund 3% 77% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Petrocelli to 2B
t4 4-2 1 12- O BOS R. Gibson M. Hedlund -3% 74% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t4 4-2 2 12- O BOS R. Culp M. Hedlund -3% 71% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Ray Culp facing 5-6-7
b4 2-4 0 --- KCR L. Piniella R. Culp -5% 66% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b4 2-4 0 1-- O KCR J. Adair R. Culp 4% 71% Popfly: 3B
b4 2-4 1 1-- O KCR B. Oliver R. Culp 4% 74% Strikeout
b4 2-4 2 1-- O KCR E. Rodriguez R. Culp 3% 77% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 1-2-3
t5 4-2 0 --- O BOS M. Andrews M. Hedlund -2% 75% Popfly: 2B
t5 4-2 1 --- O BOS D. Jones M. Hedlund -1% 74% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 4-2 2 --- BOS C. Yastrzemski M. Hedlund 1% 75% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t5 4-2 2 1-- O BOS R. Smith M. Hedlund -2% 73% Yastrzemski Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Ray Culp facing 9-1-2
Tom Burgmeier pinch hits for Mike Hedlund (P) batting 9th
b5 2-4 0 --- O KCR T. Burgmeier R. Culp 3% 76% Groundout: P-1B
b5 2-4 1 --- O KCR J. Hernandez R. Culp 2% 78% Foul Flyball: C
b5 2-4 2 --- O KCR P. Kelly R. Culp 1% 80% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Tom Burgmeier facing 4-5-6
Tom Burgmeier moves from PH to P
t6 4-2 0 --- BOS R. Smith T. Burgmeier 2% 82% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t6 4-2 0 1-- O BOS R. Petrocelli T. Burgmeier -2% 80% Popfly: SS
t6 4-2 1 1-- OO BOS T. Conigliaro T. Burgmeier -3% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Ray Culp facing 3-4-5
b6 2-4 0 --- O KCR M. Fiore R. Culp 3% 80% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-4 1 --- O KCR J. Foy R. Culp 2% 82% Foul Flyball: 3B
b6 2-4 2 --- KCR L. Piniella R. Culp -2% 80% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b6 2-4 2 1-- O KCR J. Adair R. Culp 3% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Tom Burgmeier facing 7-8-9
t7 4-2 0 --- BOS G. Scott T. Burgmeier 2% 85% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t7 4-2 0 1-- BOS R. Gibson T. Burgmeier 3% 88% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Scott to 2B
t7 4-2 0 12- O BOS R. Culp T. Burgmeier 0% 89% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Scott to 3B; Gibson to 2B
t7 4-2 1 -23 OO BOS M. Andrews T. Burgmeier -9% 80% Double Play: Lineout: 2B-3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Ray Culp facing 7-8-9
b7 2-4 0 --- O KCR B. Oliver R. Culp 4% 84% Flyball: RF
b7 2-4 1 --- O KCR E. Rodriguez R. Culp 2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
Ed Kirkpatrick pinch hits for Tom Burgmeier (P) batting 9th
b7 2-4 2 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick R. Culp 1% 88% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Bill Butler facing 2-3-4
Bill Butler replaces Ed Kirkpatrick (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-2 0 --- O BOS D. Jones B. Butler -1% 87% Lineout: LF
t8 4-2 1 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski B. Butler -1% 86% Strikeout
t8 4-2 2 --- O BOS R. Smith B. Butler -1% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Ray Culp facing 1-2-3
b8 2-4 0 --- O KCR J. Hernandez R. Culp 4% 89% Lineout: LF
b8 2-4 1 --- O KCR P. Kelly R. Culp 3% 92% Groundout: 1B-P
b8 2-4 2 --- R KCR M. Fiore R. Culp -10% 82% Home Run (Deep RF)
b8 3-4 2 --- O KCR J. Foy R. Culp 3% 85% Popfly: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Bill Butler facing 5-6-7
t9 4-3 0 --- BOS R. Petrocelli B. Butler 4% 89% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t9 4-3 0 -2- O BOS T. Conigliaro B. Butler -3% 86% Strikeout
t9 4-3 1 -2- BOS G. Scott B. Butler 1% 87% Walk
t9 4-3 1 12- O BOS R. Gibson B. Butler -3% 84% Flyball: LF
t9 4-3 2 12- O BOS R. Culp B. Butler -3% 82% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Red Sox' Ray Culp facing 5-6-7
b9 3-4 0 --- O KCR L. Piniella R. Culp 8% 90% Strikeout
b9 3-4 1 --- KCR J. Adair R. Culp -9% 80% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
Jim Rooker pinch runs for Jerry Adair (2B) batting 6th
b9 3-4 1 1-- O KCR B. Oliver R. Culp 10% 91% Foul Flyball: 3B
b9 3-4 2 1-- O KCR E. Rodriguez R. Culp 9% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Royals 3.

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