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Standings
CAL
@BAL
5
6
NYY
@CHW
0
2
NYY
@CHW
7
5
OAK
@CLE
6
8
MIL
@DET
0
1
BOS
@KCR
3
4
WSA
@MIN
11
1
PIT
@LAD
11
0
CIN
@NYM
4
5
CIN
@NYM
7
5
HOU
@PHI
0
4
STL
@SDP
8
7
CHC
@SFG
3
4
Sunday, August 23, 1970,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 11,992, Time of Game: 2:02
Red Sox
3
63-60
 Lost 1 
4th, 16 GB
at Royals
4
48-77
 Won 1 
4th, 26 GB
W: Bob Johnson (6-8)
L: Sparky Lyle (0-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   3  0  0   0  0  0    3  2  1
Royals          1  0  0   0  1  0   2  0  X    4  6  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 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .240 .327 .381 .708 -0.154 1.47 0.000 -0.154 -1.0 3 4
Reggie Smith CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .321 .383 .537 .920 0.200 1.23 0.231 -0.031 0.6 2 0 2B
Billy Conigliaro LF 4 1 0 0 0 2 4 .280 .349 .506 .855 -0.069 1.56 0.085 -0.154 0.0 2 1
Tony Conigliaro RF 4 1 1 3 0 1 4 .270 .323 .476 .799 0.114 2.11 0.272 -0.157 1.3 2 0 HR
Rico Petrocelli SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .255 .320 .443 .764 -0.111 1.44 0.025 -0.136 -0.4 2 3
George Scott 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .282 .348 .454 .802 -0.072 0.65 0.000 -0.072 -0.7 1 2 GDP
Don Pavletich 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .152 .245 .174 .419 -0.095 1.28 0.000 -0.095 -0.7 8 1
Jerry Moses C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .262 .307 .383 .691 -0.066 0.91 0.000 -0.066 -0.4 3 2
Cal Koonce P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .063 .158 .063 .220 -0.020 0.39 0.000 -0.020 -0.2 0 1
   Sparky Lyle P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chuck Hartenstein P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Carl Yastrzemski PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .324 .452 .610 1.062 0.056 1.52 0.056 0.000 0.2 SB
   Gary Wagner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 29 3 2 3 3 12 32 .069 .156 .207 .363 -0.217 1.32 0.669 -0.885 -1.1 24 14
2B: R Smith (29, off B Johnson).
HR: T Conigliaro (24, off B Johnson, 4th inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: T Conigliaro 4; R Smith 2.
GIDP: G Scott (10).
RBI: T Conigliaro 3 (77).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 3. M Andrews-R Petrocelli-D Pavletich; R Petrocelli-M Andrews-D Pavletich; G Scott-M Andrews-D Pavletich.
E: C Koonce (1).
Outfield Assists: B Conigliaro (G Spriggs at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: C Yastrzemski (20, 2nd base off B Johnson/E Kirkpatrick).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
George Spriggs RF 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .286 .340 .333 .674 0.012 0.69 0.049 -0.037 0.4 2 0
Cookie Rojas 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .235 .275 .298 .573 0.025 0.99 0.099 -0.075 0.2 1 1 GDP
Amos Otis CF 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 .287 .349 .438 .787 0.184 1.78 0.245 -0.061 0.4 2 0 GDP
Lou Piniella LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .305 .349 .440 .789 -0.171 1.38 0.000 -0.171 -1.0 2 0 GDP
Ed Kirkpatrick C 2 2 1 1 1 0 3 .235 .325 .433 .759 0.149 1.75 0.168 -0.019 1.0 12 0 HR
Bob Oliver 1B 3 0 1 2 0 0 3 .262 .310 .479 .789 0.264 1.91 0.352 -0.088 0.9 5 0 3B
Paul Schaal 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .262 .340 .339 .679 -0.087 0.88 0.000 -0.087 -0.8 0 4
Tommy Matchick SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .206 .250 .265 .515 -0.028 0.89 0.007 -0.035 -0.2 3 1 IW
Bob Johnson P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .095 .191 .119 .311 -0.065 0.88 0.000 -0.065 -0.6 0 0
Team Totals 25 4 6 4 4 4 29 .240 .345 .440 .785 0.283 1.25 0.920 -0.638 0.3 27 6
3B: B Oliver (5, off S Lyle).
HR: E Kirkpatrick (15, off C Koonce, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
IBB: T Matchick (1, by C Hartenstein).
TB: E Kirkpatrick 4; B Oliver 3; G Spriggs 3; C Rojas.
GIDP: L Piniella (12); C Rojas (7); A Otis (7).
RBI: B Oliver 2 (87); E Kirkpatrick (49); C Rojas (24).
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Rojas-T Matchick-B Oliver.
E: P Schaal (16).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: A Otis (1st base by C Koonce); B Oliver (3rd base by J Moses).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Cal Koonce 6.1 4 3 3 2 4 1 3.12 22 55 -0.010 1.12 0.3
Sparky Lyle, BS (8), L (0-5) 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 4.82 2 1 1 -0.388 3.74 -2.0
Chuck Hartenstein 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.52 2 1 0 0.088 1.36 0.9
Gary Wagner 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.03 3 0 0 0.027 0.50 0.5
Team Totals 8 6 4 4 4 4 1 4.50 29 55 2 1 -0.283 1.25 -0.3
S Lyle faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Johnson, W (6-8) 9 2 3 2 3 12 1 3.40 32 82 0.216 1.32 1.1
Team Totals 9 2 3 2 3 12 1 2.00 32 82 0.216 1.32 1.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: C Hartenstein (7; T Matchick).
Pickoffs: C Koonce (0; A Otis, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - George Maloney, 1B - Jim Honochick, 2B - Frank Umont, 3B - Jake O'Donnell.
Time of Game: 2:02.
Attendance: 11,992.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 83° F, Wind 13mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Mike Andrews 2B 1 George Spriggs RF
2 Reggie Smith CF 2 Cookie Rojas 2B
3 Billy Conigliaro LF 3 Amos Otis CF
4 Tony Conigliaro RF 4 Lou Piniella LF
5 Rico Petrocelli SS 5 Ed Kirkpatrick C
6 George Scott 3B 6 Bob Oliver 1B
7 Don Pavletich 1B 7 Paul Schaal 3B
8 Jerry Moses C 8 Tommy Matchick SS
9 Cal Koonce P 9 Bob Johnson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 2-3 1 1-3 RR KCR B. Oliver S. Lyle 35% 85% Triple to LF (Line Drive); Otis Scores; Kirkpatrick Scores
t4 0-1 1 1-3 RRR BOS T. Conigliaro B. Johnson -27% 27% Home Run; Smith Scores/unER; Conigliaro Scores; Conigliaro Scores
t9 3-4 0 --- BOS R. Smith B. Johnson -20% 65% Double (Line Drive)
b7 2-3 0 1-- KCR L. Piniella C. Koonce 14% 56% Otis Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Otis to 3B
t9 3-4 0 -2- O BOS B. Conigliaro B. Johnson 13% 78% Strikeout

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' Bob Johnson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BOS M. Andrews B. Johnson 2% 52% Lineout: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O BOS R. Smith B. Johnson 1% 54% Flyball: SS
t1 0-0 2 --- O BOS B. Conigliaro B. Johnson 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Cal Koonce facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- KCR G. Spriggs C. Koonce 4% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 0 1-- R KCR C. Rojas C. Koonce 10% 68% Single to RF (Line Drive); Spriggs Scores
b1 1-0 0 1-- OO KCR A. Otis C. Koonce -6% 62% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b1 1-0 2 --- O KCR L. Piniella C. Koonce -1% 61% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Bob Johnson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O BOS T. Conigliaro B. Johnson 2% 64% Strikeout
t2 0-1 1 --- O BOS R. Petrocelli B. Johnson 2% 65% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 2 --- O BOS G. Scott B. Johnson 1% 66% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Cal Koonce facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick C. Koonce -2% 64% Foul Flyball: RF
b2 1-0 1 --- O KCR B. Oliver C. Koonce -1% 63% Flyball: SS
b2 1-0 2 --- O KCR P. Schaal C. Koonce -1% 62% Strikeout (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Bob Johnson facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- O BOS D. Pavletich B. Johnson 3% 65% Flyball: 2B
t3 0-1 1 --- O BOS J. Moses B. Johnson 2% 66% Strikeout (foul bunt)
t3 0-1 2 --- O BOS C. Koonce B. Johnson 1% 68% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Cal Koonce facing 8-9-1
b3 1-0 0 --- O KCR T. Matchick C. Koonce -2% 66% Groundout: P-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- O KCR B. Johnson C. Koonce -1% 64% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-0 2 --- O KCR G. Spriggs C. Koonce -1% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Bob Johnson facing 1-2-3
t4 0-1 0 --- O BOS M. Andrews B. Johnson 3% 66% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-1 1 --- BOS R. Smith B. Johnson -3% 63% Walk
t4 0-1 1 1-- BOS B. Conigliaro B. Johnson -9% 54% Fielder's Choice 3B; Smith to 3B/Adv on E5 (throw to 2B)
t4 0-1 1 1-3 RRR BOS T. Conigliaro B. Johnson -27% 27% Home Run; Smith Scores/unER; Conigliaro Scores; Conigliaro Scores
t4 3-1 1 --- O BOS R. Petrocelli B. Johnson 1% 28% Flyball: CF
t4 3-1 2 --- O BOS G. Scott B. Johnson 1% 29% Strikeout
3 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Cal Koonce facing 2-3-4
b4 1-3 0 --- O KCR C. Rojas C. Koonce -3% 26% Strikeout Looking
b4 1-3 1 --- KCR A. Otis C. Koonce 3% 30% Walk
b4 1-3 1 1-- OO KCR L. Piniella C. Koonce -6% 23% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Bob Johnson facing 7-8-9
t5 3-1 0 --- O BOS D. Pavletich B. Johnson 2% 25% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 3-1 1 --- O BOS J. Moses B. Johnson 1% 26% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 3-1 2 --- O BOS C. Koonce B. Johnson 1% 27% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Cal Koonce facing 5-6-7
b5 1-3 0 --- R KCR E. Kirkpatrick C. Koonce 13% 40% Home Run
b5 2-3 0 --- O KCR B. Oliver C. Koonce -3% 37% Lineout: LF
b5 2-3 1 --- O KCR P. Schaal C. Koonce -2% 34% Flyball: CF
b5 2-3 2 --- O KCR T. Matchick C. Koonce -2% 33% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Bob Johnson facing 1-2-3
t6 3-2 0 --- O BOS M. Andrews B. Johnson 2% 35% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 3-2 1 --- O BOS R. Smith B. Johnson 2% 37% Flyball: SS
t6 3-2 2 --- O BOS B. Conigliaro B. Johnson 1% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Red Sox' Cal Koonce facing 9-1-2
b6 2-3 0 --- O KCR B. Johnson C. Koonce -4% 34% Flyball: LF
b6 2-3 1 --- O KCR G. Spriggs C. Koonce -3% 31% Single to LF (Line Drive); Spriggs out at 2B/LF-2B
b6 2-3 2 --- O KCR C. Rojas C. Koonce -2% 29% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Bob Johnson facing 4-5-6
t7 3-2 0 --- O BOS T. Conigliaro B. Johnson 2% 32% Flyball: RF
t7 3-2 1 --- BOS R. Petrocelli B. Johnson -3% 29% Walk
t7 3-2 1 1-- OO BOS G. Scott B. Johnson 5% 34% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Red Sox' Cal Koonce facing 3-4-5
b7 2-3 0 --- KCR A. Otis C. Koonce 8% 42% Walk
b7 2-3 0 1-- KCR L. Piniella C. Koonce 14% 56% Otis Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Otis to 3B
b7 2-3 0 --3 O KCR L. Piniella C. Koonce -10% 46% Flyball: RF
Sparky Lyle replaces Cal Koonce pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-3 1 --3 KCR E. Kirkpatrick S. Lyle 4% 50% Walk
b7 2-3 1 1-3 RR KCR B. Oliver S. Lyle 35% 85% Triple to LF (Line Drive); Otis Scores; Kirkpatrick Scores
Chuck Hartenstein replaces Sparky Lyle pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-3 1 --3 O KCR P. Schaal C. Hartenstein -5% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 4-3 2 --3 KCR T. Matchick C. Hartenstein 1% 80% Intentional Walk
b7 4-3 2 1-3 O KCR B. Johnson C. Hartenstein -4% 76% Oliver Picked off 3B (C-3B)
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Bob Johnson facing 7-8-9
t8 3-4 0 --- O BOS D. Pavletich B. Johnson 5% 81% Flyball: LF
t8 3-4 1 --- O BOS J. Moses B. Johnson 4% 85% Strikeout
Carl Yastrzemski pinch hits for Chuck Hartenstein (P) batting 9th
t8 3-4 2 --- BOS C. Yastrzemski B. Johnson -3% 82% Walk
t8 3-4 2 1-- BOS M. Andrews B. Johnson -2% 79% Yastrzemski Steals 2B
t8 3-4 2 -2- O BOS M. Andrews B. Johnson 8% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Red Sox' Gary Wagner facing 9-1-2
Gary Wagner replaces Carl Yastrzemski (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-3 0 --- O KCR B. Johnson G. Wagner -1% 86% Groundout: 1B-P
b8 4-3 1 --- KCR G. Spriggs G. Wagner 1% 88% Single to P (Ground Ball to P's Right)
b8 4-3 1 1-- OO KCR C. Rojas G. Wagner -3% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Bob Johnson facing 2-3-4
t9 3-4 0 --- BOS R. Smith B. Johnson -20% 65% Double (Line Drive)
t9 3-4 0 -2- O BOS B. Conigliaro B. Johnson 13% 78% Strikeout
t9 3-4 1 -2- O BOS T. Conigliaro B. Johnson 11% 89% Flyball: LF
t9 3-4 2 -2- O BOS R. Petrocelli B. Johnson 11% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 4.

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