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CLE
@CAL
6
7
NYY
@CHW
5
2
BOS
@KCR
1
0
DET
@OAK
9
4
BAL
@SEP
4
1
MIN
@WSA
4
3
 
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@ATL
5
3
PIT
@CIN
8
5
LAD
@MON
9
3
SDP
@NYM
2
3
SDP
@NYM
2
3
HOU
@PHI
3
2
CHC
@SFG
3
5
CHC
@SFG
3
1
Sunday, August 17, 1969,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 14,455, Time of Game: 2:15
Red Sox
1
63-56
 Won 1 
3rd, 21 GB
at Royals
0
48-70
 Lost 1 
4th, 22½ GB
W: Vicente Romo (4-8)
L: Roger Nelson (6-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  7  1
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  1

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Andrews 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .295 .385 .448 .834 -0.021 1.27 0.053 -0.074 -0.4 4 2 SH
Dalton Jones 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .225 .310 .328 .638 -0.124 1.27 0.000 -0.124 -1.0 10 0
Carl Yastrzemski LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .248 .351 .504 .855 -0.087 1.04 0.000 -0.087 -0.7 2 0
Reggie Smith CF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .330 .382 .576 .959 0.118 0.97 0.167 -0.050 0.4 3 0
Rico Petrocelli SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .313 .429 .615 1.044 -0.079 0.79 0.016 -0.095 -0.7 1 2 CS
Tony Conigliaro RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .247 .321 .427 .748 -0.046 0.62 0.008 -0.054 -0.3 1 0
George Scott 3B 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .247 .329 .380 .709 0.084 0.95 0.125 -0.041 0.8 0 3 CS
Russ Gibson C 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .254 .297 .327 .624 -0.005 1.04 0.048 -0.054 -0.3 6 0 SH
Vicente Romo P 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .118 .118 .118 .235 -0.115 1.75 0.032 -0.147 -0.8 0 1
   Sparky Lyle P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .182 .100 .282 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sonny Siebert P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .240 .261 .501 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 7 1 2 4 35 .226 .273 .226 .499 -0.275 1.05 0.449 -0.726 -3.1 27 8
SH: R Gibson (2, off R Nelson); M Andrews (6, off R Nelson).
TB: G Scott 3; R Gibson; M Andrews; R Smith; V Romo.
RBI: R Smith (75).
2-out RBI: R Smith.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
E: M Andrews (16).
Baserunning
CS: G Scott (3, 2nd base by R Nelson/B Martinez); R Petrocelli (5, 2nd base by D Drago/B Martinez).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pat Kelly RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .279 .369 .399 .769 -0.086 1.12 0.000 -0.086 -0.7 1 0
   Hawk Taylor PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .282 .329 .449 .778 -0.138 5.15 0.000 -0.138 -0.5
   Dick Drago P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .030 .000 .030 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Paul Schaal 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .272 .343 .293 .636 -0.142 1.44 0.000 -0.142 -0.7 0 2
Mike Fiore 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .276 .409 .424 .833 -0.135 1.39 0.000 -0.135 -0.6 10 3
Ed Kirkpatrick LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .228 .342 .367 .710 0.007 1.12 0.063 -0.056 -0.1 2 0
Buck Martinez C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .254 .277 .397 .674 0.005 1.48 0.071 -0.066 -0.2 6 2
   Joe Keough PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .256 .208 .465 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Joe Foy CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .255 .351 .355 .707 0.000 2.63 0.100 -0.100 -0.2 2 0
Jerry Adair 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .235 .275 .261 .536 -0.350 3.59 0.000 -0.350 -1.2 2 2
Jackie Hernandez SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .238 .288 .311 .599 0.069 0.82 0.083 -0.014 0.4 1 0 2B
Roger Nelson P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .115 .145 .115 .261 -0.078 1.50 0.000 -0.078 -0.6 3 0
   Lou Piniella PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .288 .328 .446 .773 0.073 2.38 0.073 0.000 0.3
   Bob Oliver PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .286 .396 .682 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 0 4 0 2 5 34 .125 .176 .156 .333 -0.775 1.85 0.390 -1.165 -4.1 27 9
2B: J Hernandez (14, off V Romo).
TB: J Hernandez 3; B Martinez; L Piniella.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
E: J Hernandez (29).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vicente Romo, W (4-8) 7.2 3 0 0 1 5 0 3.36 27 77 0.453 1.10 3.2
Sparky Lyle, H (5) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.59 5 2 0 0.161 3.20 0.5
Sonny Siebert, S (1) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.09 2 2 0 0.162 8.62 0.4
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 2 5 0 0.00 34 77 4 0 0.776 1.85 4.1

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Roger Nelson, L (6-11) 8 6 1 1 0 2 0 2.95 30 68 0.243 1.12 2.6
Dick Drago 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 4.35 5 0 0 0.033 0.64 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 2 4 0 1.00 35 68 0 0 0.276 1.05 3.1
Balks: None.
WP: R Nelson (8).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Napp, 1B - Bill Kunkel, 2B - John Rice, 3B - Russ Goetz.
Time of Game: 2:15.
Attendance: 14,455.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 84° F, Wind 6mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Mike Andrews 2B 1 Pat Kelly RF
2 Dalton Jones 1B 2 Paul Schaal 3B
3 Carl Yastrzemski LF 3 Mike Fiore 1B
4 Reggie Smith CF 4 Ed Kirkpatrick LF
5 Rico Petrocelli SS 5 Buck Martinez C
6 Tony Conigliaro RF 6 Joe Foy CF
7 George Scott 3B 7 Jerry Adair 2B
8 Russ Gibson C 8 Jackie Hernandez SS
9 Vicente Romo P 9 Roger Nelson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 0-1 2 123 O KCR J. Adair S. Siebert 26% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t6 0-0 2 -2- R BOS R. Smith R. Nelson 17% 65% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Andrews Scores
b8 0-1 2 1-3 O KCR H. Taylor S. Lyle 14% 85% Foul Flyball: C
b9 0-1 2 12- KCR J. Foy S. Siebert -10% 74% Walk; Kirkpatrick to 3B; Keough to 2B
b9 0-1 0 --- O KCR P. Schaal S. Lyle 8% 90% Flyball: CF

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' Roger Nelson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BOS M. Andrews R. Nelson -2% 48% Foul Flyball: C
t1 0-0 1 --- O BOS D. Jones R. Nelson -1% 46% Lineout: 1B-P
t1 0-0 2 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Nelson -1% 45% Lineout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Vicente Romo facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR P. Kelly V. Romo 2% 48% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR P. Schaal V. Romo 1% 49% Foul Flyball: 1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR M. Fiore V. Romo 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Roger Nelson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O BOS R. Smith R. Nelson -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O BOS R. Petrocelli R. Nelson -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O BOS T. Conigliaro R. Nelson -1% 45% Bunt Groundout: C unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Vicente Romo facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick V. Romo 2% 47% Foul Flyball: 1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR B. Martinez V. Romo 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O KCR J. Foy V. Romo 1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Roger Nelson facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- BOS G. Scott R. Nelson 4% 54% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Scott to 1B
t3 0-0 0 1-- BOS R. Gibson R. Nelson 3% 57% Wild Pitch; Scott to 2B
t3 0-0 0 -2- O BOS R. Gibson R. Nelson -1% 56% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Scott to 3B
t3 0-0 1 --3 O BOS V. Romo R. Nelson -7% 49% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 --3 O BOS M. Andrews R. Nelson -4% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Vicente Romo facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Adair V. Romo 2% 47% Popfly: 2B
b3 0-0 1 --- KCR J. Hernandez V. Romo -5% 42% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b3 0-0 1 -2- O KCR R. Nelson V. Romo 4% 46% Groundout: SS-1B; Hernandez stays at 2B
b3 0-0 2 -2- O KCR P. Kelly V. Romo 4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Roger Nelson facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- O BOS D. Jones R. Nelson -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t4 0-0 1 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Nelson -2% 45% Lineout: CF
t4 0-0 2 --- O BOS R. Smith R. Nelson -1% 44% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Vicente Romo facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- O KCR P. Schaal V. Romo 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-0 1 --- O KCR M. Fiore V. Romo 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 2 --- KCR E. Kirkpatrick V. Romo -1% 47% Walk
b4 0-0 2 1-- O KCR B. Martinez V. Romo 3% 50% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Roger Nelson facing 5-6-7
t5 0-0 0 --- O BOS R. Petrocelli R. Nelson -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t5 0-0 1 --- O BOS T. Conigliaro R. Nelson -2% 45% Strikeout
t5 0-0 2 --- BOS G. Scott R. Nelson 2% 47% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t5 0-0 2 1-- BOS R. Gibson R. Nelson 5% 51% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Scott to 3B; Gibson to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
t5 0-0 2 -23 O BOS V. Romo R. Nelson -8% 44% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Vicente Romo facing 6-7-8
b5 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Foy V. Romo 3% 47% Strikeout
b5 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Adair V. Romo 2% 49% Popfly: 1B
b5 0-0 2 --- O KCR J. Hernandez V. Romo 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Roger Nelson facing 1-2-3
t6 0-0 0 --- BOS M. Andrews R. Nelson 5% 55% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t6 0-0 0 1-- O BOS D. Jones R. Nelson -5% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
t6 0-0 1 1-- O BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Nelson -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Andrews to 2B
t6 0-0 2 -2- R BOS R. Smith R. Nelson 17% 65% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Andrews Scores
t6 1-0 2 1-- O BOS R. Petrocelli R. Nelson -2% 62% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Vicente Romo facing 9-1-2
b6 0-1 0 --- O KCR R. Nelson V. Romo 4% 66% Strikeout
b6 0-1 1 --- O KCR P. Kelly V. Romo 3% 69% Strikeout Looking
b6 0-1 2 --- O KCR P. Schaal V. Romo 2% 71% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Roger Nelson facing 6-7-8
t7 1-0 0 --- O BOS T. Conigliaro R. Nelson -2% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 1-0 1 --- BOS G. Scott R. Nelson 2% 71% Single to CF (Pop Fly)
t7 1-0 1 1-- O BOS R. Gibson R. Nelson -4% 67% Scott Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t7 1-0 2 --- O BOS R. Gibson R. Nelson -1% 66% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Vicente Romo facing 3-4-5
b7 0-1 0 --- O KCR M. Fiore V. Romo 5% 70% Flyball: CF
b7 0-1 1 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick V. Romo 3% 74% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b7 0-1 2 --- O KCR B. Martinez V. Romo 2% 76% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Roger Nelson facing 9-1-2
t8 1-0 0 --- BOS V. Romo R. Nelson 3% 79% Single to P (Line Drive to P's Left)
t8 1-0 0 1-- O BOS M. Andrews R. Nelson -1% 78% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Romo to 2B
t8 1-0 1 -2- O BOS D. Jones R. Nelson -3% 75% Flyball: RF
t8 1-0 2 -2- O BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Nelson -3% 71% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Vicente Romo facing 6-7-8
b8 0-1 0 --- O KCR J. Foy V. Romo 6% 78% Popfly: SS
b8 0-1 1 --- O KCR J. Adair V. Romo 4% 82% Popfly: 2B
b8 0-1 2 --- KCR J. Hernandez V. Romo -4% 78% Single to 3B (Bunt to Weak 3B)
Lou Piniella pinch hits for Roger Nelson (P) batting 9th
b8 0-1 2 1-- KCR L. Piniella V. Romo -7% 71% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Hernandez to 3B
Sparky Lyle replaces Vicente Romo pitching and batting 9th
Hawk Taylor pinch hits for Pat Kelly (RF) batting 1st
Bob Oliver pinch runs for Lou Piniella (PH) batting 9th
b8 0-1 2 1-3 O KCR H. Taylor S. Lyle 14% 85% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 4-5-6
Dick Drago replaces Hawk Taylor (PH) pitching and batting 1st
Bob Oliver moves from PR to RF
t9 1-0 0 --- O BOS R. Smith D. Drago -1% 83% Strikeout
t9 1-0 1 --- BOS R. Petrocelli D. Drago 2% 85% Walk
t9 1-0 1 1-- O BOS T. Conigliaro D. Drago -3% 82% Petrocelli Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t9 1-0 2 --- BOS T. Conigliaro D. Drago 1% 83% Walk
t9 1-0 2 1-- BOS G. Scott D. Drago 1% 84% Single to LF (Line Drive); Conigliaro to 2B
t9 1-0 2 12- O BOS R. Gibson D. Drago -3% 82% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Sparky Lyle facing 2-3-4
b9 0-1 0 --- O KCR P. Schaal S. Lyle 8% 90% Flyball: CF
b9 0-1 1 --- O KCR M. Fiore S. Lyle 6% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 0-1 2 --- KCR E. Kirkpatrick S. Lyle -5% 91% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Kirkpatrick to 1B
b9 0-1 2 1-- KCR B. Martinez S. Lyle -7% 84% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Kirkpatrick to 2B
Sonny Siebert replaces Sparky Lyle pitching and batting 9th
Joe Keough pinch runs for Buck Martinez (C) batting 5th
b9 0-1 2 12- KCR J. Foy S. Siebert -10% 74% Walk; Kirkpatrick to 3B; Keough to 2B
b9 0-1 2 123 O KCR J. Adair S. Siebert 26% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 0.

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