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2
1
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4
Tuesday, August 25, 1970, 8:36PM
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 9,353, Time of Game: 2:32
Yankees
2
70-57
 Won 1 
2nd, 11½ GB
at Royals
1
49-78
 Lost 1 
4th, 25½ GB
W: Fritz Peterson (14-9)
L: Dick Drago (7-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    2  7  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  8  1

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Horace Clarke 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .248 .285 .311 .596 -0.034 0.78 0.026 -0.060 -0.2 3 4
Frank Baker SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .277 .414 .383 .797 -0.110 1.13 0.000 -0.110 -0.7 3 3
Roy White LF 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .296 .398 .475 .872 0.094 1.15 0.138 -0.044 0.3 2 0 SB,CS
Bobby Murcer CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .251 .352 .435 .787 -0.073 1.63 0.065 -0.138 -0.3 1 0 2B
Danny Cater 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .304 .341 .412 .753 0.103 1.58 0.136 -0.033 0.9 10 1
Jim Lyttle RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .356 .385 .492 .876 0.267 1.91 0.345 -0.078 0.2 1 0
Jake Gibbs C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .289 .325 .535 .860 -0.048 0.89 0.025 -0.074 -0.6 6 0
Jerry Kenney 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .197 .290 .296 .586 -0.132 1.44 0.000 -0.132 -1.1 1 4 GDP
Steve Kline P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .267 .313 .267 .579 -0.077 1.05 0.000 -0.077 -0.6 0 1
   Jack Aker P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .067 .067 .133 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Fritz Peterson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .200 .294 .494 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Lindy McDaniel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .227 .409 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 7 2 1 3 34 .212 .235 .242 .478 -0.010 1.28 0.735 -0.746 -2.1 27 14
2B: B Murcer (18, off D Drago).
TB: R White 3; B Murcer 2; D Cater 2; J Lyttle.
GIDP: J Kenney (10).
RBI: J Lyttle (8); D Cater (66).
2-out RBI: J Lyttle.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. H Clarke-F Baker-D Cater.
Baserunning
SB: R White (20, 2nd base off D Drago/E Kirkpatrick).
CS: R White (7, 2nd base by D Drago/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 0 1 0 0 1 4 .286 .333 .327 .660 -0.010 1.17 0.065 -0.075 -0.2 2 0
Cookie Rojas 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .235 .274 .300 .574 -0.083 1.35 0.000 -0.083 -0.6 1 2 SH
Amos Otis CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .288 .350 .437 .787 -0.028 1.33 0.029 -0.057 -0.0 4 0 IW
Lou Piniella LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .306 .351 .439 .790 -0.059 1.50 0.042 -0.100 -0.3 1 0
Ed Kirkpatrick C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .237 .331 .432 .762 -0.152 1.79 0.017 -0.169 -0.9 3 1
Bob Oliver 1B 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .263 .312 .484 .796 0.384 1.84 0.414 -0.030 1.5 12 0 HR
Billy Sorrell 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .275 .313 .363 .675 -0.187 2.49 0.056 -0.243 -0.9 1 3 GDP
   Al Fitzmorris PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .385 .500 .885 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Tommy Matchick SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .206 .248 .271 .519 -0.090 1.29 0.000 -0.090 -0.6 3 5
   Hawk Taylor PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .180 .255 .240 .495 -0.105 4.56 0.000 -0.105 -0.3
Dick Drago P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .050 .081 .050 .131 -0.089 1.24 0.000 -0.089 -0.6 0 2
   Pat Kelly PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .226 .339 .316 .655 -0.092 3.35 0.000 -0.092 -0.2
Team Totals 33 1 8 1 2 6 36 .242 .286 .333 .619 -0.511 1.71 0.623 -1.133 -3.1 27 13
HR: B Oliver (26, off S Kline, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
SH: C Rojas (3, off S Kline).
IBB: A Otis (3, by F Peterson).
TB: B Oliver 5; L Piniella 2; B Sorrell; A Otis; E Kirkpatrick; G Spriggs.
GIDP: B Sorrell (3).
RBI: B Oliver (88).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Matchick-B Oliver.
E: T Matchick (2).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Kline 7.1 8 1 1 0 6 1 4.84 29 64 0.176 1.21 2.0
Jack Aker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.09 0 0 0 0.00 0.0
Fritz Peterson, W (14-9) 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3.22 5 1 0 0.139 3.68 0.6
Lindy McDaniel, S (20) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.99 2 1 0 0.197 3.96 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 2 6 1 1.00 36 64 2 0 0.512 1.71 3.1

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Drago, L (7-13) 9 7 2 2 1 3 0 3.99 34 67 0.011 1.28 2.1
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 1 3 0 2.00 34 67 0.011 1.28 2.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: F Peterson (5; A Otis).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Haller, 1B - Jim Odom, 2B - Ed Runge, 3B - Bill Kunkel.
Time of Game: 2:32.
Attendance: 9,353.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 86° F, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Kansas City Royals
1 Horace Clarke 2B 1 George Spriggs RF
2 Frank Baker SS 2 Cookie Rojas 2B
3 Roy White LF 3 Amos Otis CF
4 Bobby Murcer CF 4 Lou Piniella LF
5 Danny Cater 1B 5 Ed Kirkpatrick C
6 Jim Lyttle RF 6 Bob Oliver 1B
7 Jake Gibbs C 7 Billy Sorrell 3B
8 Jerry Kenney 3B 8 Tommy Matchick SS
9 Steve Kline P 9 Dick Drago P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 1-1 2 1-3 R NYY J. Lyttle D. Drago 34% 85% Single to CF; White Scores; Cater to 3B
b7 0-1 0 --- R KCR B. Oliver S. Kline -24% 42% Home Run (LF-CF)
b9 1-2 0 --- KCR B. Oliver F. Peterson -13% 68% Walk
b9 1-2 0 1-- O KCR B. Sorrell F. Peterson 12% 80% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b9 1-2 1 1-- O KCR H. Taylor L. McDaniel 11% 91% Flyball: RF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYY H. Clarke D. Drago -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYY F. Baker D. Drago -1% 46% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- NYY R. White D. Drago 1% 48% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 2 1-- O NYY B. Murcer D. Drago -2% 45% White Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Steve Kline facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Spriggs S. Kline 2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR C. Rojas S. Kline 1% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- KCR A. Otis S. Kline -1% 48% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 2 1-- KCR L. Piniella S. Kline -2% 46% Single to CF (CF-RF); Otis to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick S. Kline 4% 50% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- NYY B. Murcer D. Drago 7% 57% Double to LF
t2 0-0 0 -2- R NYY D. Cater D. Drago 10% 67% Single to CF; Murcer Scores; Cater to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t2 1-0 0 -2- O NYY J. Lyttle D. Drago -4% 63% Strikeout
t2 1-0 1 -2- O NYY J. Gibbs D. Drago -3% 60% Groundout: P-1B; Cater to 3B
t2 1-0 2 --3 O NYY J. Kenney D. Drago -3% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Steve Kline facing 6-7-8
b2 0-1 0 --- KCR B. Oliver S. Kline -4% 53% Single to LF (LF-CF)
b2 0-1 0 1-- OO KCR B. Sorrell S. Kline 8% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b2 0-1 2 --- O KCR T. Matchick S. Kline 1% 62% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- O NYY S. Kline D. Drago -2% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- O NYY H. Clarke D. Drago -1% 59% Flyball: RF
t3 1-0 2 --- O NYY F. Baker D. Drago -1% 58% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Steve Kline facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- O KCR D. Drago S. Kline 3% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- O KCR G. Spriggs S. Kline 2% 62% Strikeout
b3 0-1 2 --- O KCR C. Rojas S. Kline 1% 63% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 3-4-5
t4 1-0 0 --- O NYY R. White D. Drago -2% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-0 1 --- O NYY B. Murcer D. Drago -2% 60% Flyball: 2B
t4 1-0 2 --- O NYY D. Cater D. Drago -1% 59% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Steve Kline facing 3-4-5
b4 0-1 0 --- O KCR A. Otis S. Kline 3% 62% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-1 1 --- O KCR L. Piniella S. Kline 2% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-1 2 --- KCR E. Kirkpatrick S. Kline -2% 62% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b4 0-1 2 1-- O KCR B. Oliver S. Kline 3% 65% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 6-7-8
t5 1-0 0 --- O NYY J. Lyttle D. Drago -2% 63% Groundout: P-1B
t5 1-0 1 --- NYY J. Gibbs D. Drago 3% 65% Reached on E6 (throw to 1B) (Ground Ball); Gibbs to 1B
t5 1-0 1 1-- OO NYY J. Kenney D. Drago -5% 60% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Steve Kline facing 7-8-9
b5 0-1 0 --- KCR B. Sorrell S. Kline -6% 54% Single to RF
b5 0-1 0 1-- O KCR T. Matchick S. Kline 5% 59% Foul Flyball: 3B
b5 0-1 1 1-- O KCR D. Drago S. Kline 4% 64% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b5 0-1 2 1-- O KCR G. Spriggs S. Kline 3% 67% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 9-1-2
t6 1-0 0 --- O NYY S. Kline D. Drago -2% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 1-0 1 --- NYY H. Clarke D. Drago 3% 67% Walk
t6 1-0 1 1-- O NYY F. Baker D. Drago -3% 65% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t6 1-0 2 1-- NYY R. White D. Drago 3% 67% Single to RF; Baker to 3B
t6 1-0 2 1-3 O NYY B. Murcer D. Drago -5% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Steve Kline facing 2-3-4
b6 0-1 0 --- O KCR C. Rojas S. Kline 4% 66% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b6 0-1 1 --- O KCR A. Otis S. Kline 3% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-1 2 --- KCR L. Piniella S. Kline -2% 67% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b6 0-1 2 1-- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick S. Kline 4% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 5-6-7
t7 1-0 0 --- O NYY D. Cater D. Drago -2% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-0 1 --- O NYY J. Lyttle D. Drago -2% 67% Flyball: LF
t7 1-0 2 --- O NYY J. Gibbs D. Drago -1% 66% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Steve Kline facing 6-7-8
b7 0-1 0 --- R KCR B. Oliver S. Kline -24% 42% Home Run (LF-CF)
b7 1-1 0 --- O KCR B. Sorrell S. Kline 4% 45% Strikeout
b7 1-1 1 --- O KCR T. Matchick S. Kline 3% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 1-1 2 --- O KCR D. Drago S. Kline 2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Dick Drago facing 8-9-1
t8 1-1 0 --- O NYY J. Kenney D. Drago -5% 45% Lineout: CF
t8 1-1 1 --- O NYY S. Kline D. Drago -3% 42% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 1-1 2 --- O NYY H. Clarke D. Drago -2% 40% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Steve Kline facing 1-2-3
b8 1-1 0 --- KCR G. Spriggs S. Kline -6% 33% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b8 1-1 0 1-- O KCR C. Rojas S. Kline 2% 35% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Spriggs to 2B
Fritz Peterson replaces Jack Aker pitching and batting 9th
Jack Aker replaces Steve Kline pitching and batting 9th
b8 1-1 1 -2- KCR A. Otis F. Peterson -2% 33% Intentional Walk
b8 1-1 1 12- O KCR L. Piniella F. Peterson 8% 41% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b8 1-1 2 12- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick F. Peterson 9% 50% Foul Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Dick Drago facing 2-3-4
t9 1-1 0 --- O NYY F. Baker D. Drago -6% 44% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 1-1 1 --- NYY R. White D. Drago 6% 50% Single to LF
t9 1-1 1 1-- O NYY B. Murcer D. Drago -7% 43% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 1-1 2 1-- NYY D. Cater D. Drago 4% 47% White Steals 2B
t9 1-1 2 -2- NYY D. Cater D. Drago 3% 50% Single to SS; White to 3B
t9 1-1 2 1-3 R NYY J. Lyttle D. Drago 34% 85% Single to CF; White Scores; Cater to 3B
t9 2-1 2 1-3 O NYY J. Gibbs D. Drago -3% 81% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Yankees' Fritz Peterson facing 6-7-8
b9 1-2 0 --- KCR B. Oliver F. Peterson -13% 68% Walk
b9 1-2 0 1-- O KCR B. Sorrell F. Peterson 12% 80% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
Lindy McDaniel replaces Fritz Peterson pitching and batting 9th
Hawk Taylor pinch hits for Tommy Matchick (SS) batting 8th
Al Fitzmorris pinch runs for Billy Sorrell (3B) batting 7th
b9 1-2 1 1-- O KCR H. Taylor L. McDaniel 11% 91% Flyball: RF
Pat Kelly pinch hits for Dick Drago (P) batting 9th
b9 1-2 2 1-- O KCR P. Kelly L. McDaniel 9% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 1.

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