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Standings
CAL
@BAL
2
12
CHW
@DET
0
12
CLE
@KCR
0
4
OAK
@MIL
5
1
MIN
@NYY
4
1
BOS
@TEX
6
9
CIN
@CHC
8
10
STL
@HOU
7
2
NYM
@LAD
6
1
ATL
@PIT
13
5
PHI
@SDP
3
0
MON
@SFG
8
6
Friday, April 28, 1972,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 7,647, Time of Game: 2:14
Indians
0
4-6
 Lost 3 
3rd, 2½ GB
at Royals
4
6-6
 Won 3 
5th, 2 GB
L: Gaylord Perry (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  0
Royals          0  2  0   0  0  0   1  1  X    4 12  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Del Unser CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .577 -0.047 0.65 0.009 -0.056 -0.3 0 1
   Denny Riddleberger P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Eddie Leon 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .143 .429 -0.029 0.70 0.025 -0.054 -0.3 2 7
Alex Johnson LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 .317 .740 0.005 0.78 0.063 -0.057 0.2 2 0 GDP
Ray Fosse C 4 0 2 0 0 0 .289 .736 0.027 1.08 0.069 -0.042 0.1 6 1
Graig Nettles 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .485 -0.109 1.34 0.000 -0.109 -1.0 2 3
Buddy Bell RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .229 .661 -0.068 0.99 0.018 -0.085 -0.7 1 0
Tommy McCraw 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .919 -0.047 0.96 0.000 -0.047 -0.4 6 0
   Jack Brohamer PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .455 .909 -0.028 1.05 0.000 -0.028 -0.2
   John Lowenstein 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 4 0
Frank Duffy SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .544 -0.038 0.83 0.000 -0.038 -0.3 1 2
   Adolfo Phillips PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.017 0.71 0.000 -0.017 -0.2 0 0
Gaylord Perry P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .322 -0.024 0.52 0.000 -0.024 -0.2 0 1
   Lou Camilli PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.009 0.40 0.000 -0.009 -0.1
   Fred Stanley SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 0 5 0 2 3 .161 .373 -0.384 0.88 0.184 -0.566 -3.4 24 15
TB: R Fosse 2; A Johnson 2; D Unser.
GIDP: A Johnson (3).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 2. E Leon-T McCraw; G Perry-F Duffy-T McCraw.
Outfield Assists: D Unser (A Otis at home plate).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 .400 1.055 -0.015 0.63 0.042 -0.058 0.2 1 6
Paul Schaal 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .175 .615 -0.016 0.40 0.010 -0.027 -0.3 0 4
Amos Otis CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 .179 .405 -0.030 0.45 0.007 -0.037 -0.7 2 0
John Mayberry 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 .318 .794 0.103 0.46 0.127 -0.024 0.4 9 0 HR,2B
Lou Piniella LF 3 1 3 0 0 0 .279 .750 0.133 0.39 0.133 0.000 1.9 3 0 3B,2B,HBP
Bob Oliver RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .289 .727 -0.112 0.64 0.006 -0.119 -0.8 3 0
Cookie Rojas 2B 3 0 1 2 0 0 .326 .738 0.074 0.56 0.120 -0.045 0.5 5 3 2B,SF,GDP
Jerry May C 3 1 3 0 1 0 .313 .812 0.065 0.40 0.065 0.000 1.4 3 0
Paul Splittorff P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .286 -0.086 0.68 0.000 -0.086 -1.8 1 1 2·SH,GDP
Team Totals 30 4 12 4 2 4 .400 1.108 0.116 0.51 0.510 -0.396 0.9 27 14
2B: J Mayberry (2, off G Perry); L Piniella (3, off G Perry); C Rojas (3, off G Perry).
3B: L Piniella (1, off G Perry).
HR: J Mayberry (1, off G Perry; 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: C Rojas (1, off D Riddleberger).
SH: P Splittorff 2 (2, 2 off G Perry).
HBP: L Piniella (2, by G Perry).
TB: J Mayberry 6; L Piniella 6; J May 3; C Rojas 2; A Otis; F Patek; B Oliver.
GIDP: P Splittorff (1); C Rojas (4).
RBI: C Rojas 2 (6); F Patek (1); J Mayberry (5).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Rojas-F Patek-J Mayberry.

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Gaylord Perry, L (2-2) 7 10 3 3 1 4 1 2.59 30 48 -0.106 0.61 -0.3
Denny Riddleberger 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 4.50 6 0 0 -0.010 0.03 -0.6
Team Totals 8 12 4 4 2 4 1 4.50 36 48 0 0 -0.116 0.51 -0.9

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, W (2-1) 9 5 0 0 2 3 0 0.41 33 78 0.384 0.88 3.5
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 2 3 0 0.00 33 78 0.384 0.88 3.5
Balks: None.
WP: P Splittorff (1).
HBP: G Perry (1; L Piniella).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Napp, 1B - Art Frantz, 2B - Merle Anthony, 3B - George Maloney.
Time of Game: 2:14.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 62° F, Wind 17mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Royals
1 Del Unser CF 1 Freddie Patek SS
2 Eddie Leon 2B 2 Paul Schaal 3B
3 Alex Johnson LF 3 Amos Otis CF
4 Ray Fosse C 4 John Mayberry 1B
5 Graig Nettles 3B 5 Lou Piniella LF
6 Buddy Bell RF 6 Bob Oliver RF
7 Tommy McCraw 1B 7 Cookie Rojas 2B
8 Frank Duffy SS 8 Jerry May C
9 Gaylord Perry P 9 Paul Splittorff P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 0 --- R KCR J. Mayberry G. Perry 13% 67% Home Run
b2 1-0 1 1-- R KCR C. Rojas G. Perry 12% 79% Double; Oliver Scores
b2 1-0 0 --- KCR L. Piniella G. Perry 9% 76% Triple
b2 1-0 0 --3 O KCR B. Oliver G. Perry -9% 68% Fielder's Choice ; Piniella out at Hm/2B-3B
b2 2-0 1 1-3 OO KCR P. Splittorff G. Perry -7% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B

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' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE D. Unser P. Splittorff 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- CLE E. Leon P. Splittorff -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO CLE A. Johnson P. Splittorff 5% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Gaylord Perry facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek G. Perry -2% 52% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR P. Schaal G. Perry -1% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis G. Perry -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- CLE R. Fosse P. Splittorff -4% 46% Single
t2 0-0 0 1-- O CLE G. Nettles P. Splittorff 4% 50% Flyball: 2B
t2 0-0 1 1-- O CLE B. Bell P. Splittorff 3% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O CLE T. McCraw P. Splittorff 2% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Gaylord Perry facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- R KCR J. Mayberry G. Perry 13% 67% Home Run
b2 1-0 0 --- KCR L. Piniella G. Perry 9% 76% Triple
b2 1-0 0 --3 O KCR B. Oliver G. Perry -9% 68% Fielder's Choice ; Piniella out at Hm/2B-3B
b2 1-0 1 1-- R KCR C. Rojas G. Perry 12% 79% Double; Oliver Scores
b2 2-0 1 -2- KCR J. May G. Perry 3% 82% Single; Rojas to 3B
b2 2-0 1 1-3 OO KCR P. Splittorff G. Perry -7% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- O CLE F. Duffy P. Splittorff 2% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-2 1 --- O CLE G. Perry P. Splittorff 1% 79% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-2 2 --- O CLE D. Unser P. Splittorff 1% 79% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Gaylord Perry facing 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek G. Perry -1% 78% Flyball: LF
b3 2-0 1 --- O KCR P. Schaal G. Perry -1% 77% Flyball: C
b3 2-0 2 --- KCR A. Otis G. Perry 1% 78% Single
b3 2-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Mayberry G. Perry -1% 77% Double to CF; Otis out at Hm/CF-2B-C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
t4 0-2 0 --- O CLE E. Leon P. Splittorff 2% 79% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-2 1 --- CLE A. Johnson P. Splittorff -3% 76% Single
t4 0-2 1 1-- CLE R. Fosse P. Splittorff -2% 74% Wild Pitch; Johnson to 2B
t4 0-2 1 -2- CLE R. Fosse P. Splittorff -3% 72% Single; Johnson stays at 2B
t4 0-2 1 12- O CLE G. Nettles P. Splittorff 5% 76% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Johnson to 3B
t4 0-2 2 1-3 O CLE B. Bell P. Splittorff 5% 82% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Gaylord Perry facing 5-6-7
b4 2-0 0 --- KCR L. Piniella G. Perry 2% 84% Hit By Pitch
b4 2-0 0 1-- O KCR B. Oliver G. Perry -2% 82% Strikeout
b4 2-0 1 1-- OO KCR C. Rojas G. Perry -3% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
t5 0-2 0 --- O CLE T. McCraw P. Splittorff 3% 82% Groundout: P-1B
t5 0-2 1 --- O CLE F. Duffy P. Splittorff 2% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-2 2 --- O CLE G. Perry P. Splittorff 1% 84% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Gaylord Perry facing 8-9-1
b5 2-0 0 --- KCR J. May G. Perry 2% 86% Single
b5 2-0 0 1-- O KCR P. Splittorff G. Perry -1% 86% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; May to 2B
b5 2-0 1 -2- O KCR F. Patek G. Perry -2% 83% Fielder's Choice ; May out at 3B/3B-2B-3B
b5 2-0 2 1-- KCR P. Schaal G. Perry 1% 84% Walk; Patek to 2B
b5 2-0 2 12- O KCR A. Otis G. Perry -2% 82% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t6 0-2 0 --- O CLE D. Unser P. Splittorff 3% 85% Bunt Popfly: P
t6 0-2 1 --- O CLE E. Leon P. Splittorff 2% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-2 2 --- O CLE A. Johnson P. Splittorff 1% 87% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Gaylord Perry facing 4-5-6
b6 2-0 0 --- O KCR J. Mayberry G. Perry -1% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 2-0 1 --- KCR L. Piniella G. Perry 2% 89% Double
b6 2-0 1 -2- O KCR B. Oliver G. Perry -1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B; Piniella to 3B
b6 2-0 2 --3 O KCR C. Rojas G. Perry -2% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t7 0-2 0 --- O CLE R. Fosse P. Splittorff 3% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 0-2 1 --- O CLE G. Nettles P. Splittorff 2% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 0-2 2 --- CLE B. Bell P. Splittorff -2% 88% Walk
Jack Brohamer pinch hits for Tommy McCraw (1B) batting 7th
t7 0-2 2 1-- O CLE J. Brohamer P. Splittorff 3% 91% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Gaylord Perry facing 8-9-1
John Lowenstein replaces Jack Brohamer (PH) playing 1B batting 7th
b7 2-0 0 --- KCR J. May G. Perry 1% 92% Single
b7 2-0 0 1-- O KCR P. Splittorff G. Perry -0% 92% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; May to 2B
b7 2-0 1 -2- R KCR F. Patek G. Perry 4% 96% Single; May Scores; Patek to 2B/Adv on throw
b7 3-0 1 -2- O KCR P. Schaal G. Perry -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B; Patek to 3B
b7 3-0 2 --3 O KCR A. Otis G. Perry -1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
Adolfo Phillips pinch hits for Frank Duffy (SS) batting 8th
t8 0-3 0 --- O CLE A. Phillips P. Splittorff 2% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
Lou Camilli pinch hits for Gaylord Perry (P) batting 9th
t8 0-3 1 --- O CLE L. Camilli P. Splittorff 1% 98% Strikeout Looking
t8 0-3 2 --- CLE D. Unser P. Splittorff -1% 97% Single to RF
t8 0-3 2 1-- O CLE E. Leon P. Splittorff 1% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Denny Riddleberger facing 4-5-6
Denny Riddleberger replaces Del Unser (CF) pitching and batting 1st
Fred Stanley replaces Lou Camilli (PH) playing SS batting 9th
Adolfo Phillips moves from PH to CF
b8 3-0 0 --- O KCR J. Mayberry D. Riddleberger -0% 98% Flyball: RF
b8 3-0 1 --- KCR L. Piniella D. Riddleberger 0% 98% Single to RF
b8 3-0 1 1-- KCR B. Oliver D. Riddleberger 1% 99% Single to LF; Piniella to 3B
b8 3-0 1 1-3 RO KCR C. Rojas D. Riddleberger 0% 99% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Piniella Scores
b8 4-0 2 1-- KCR J. May D. Riddleberger 0% 99% Walk; Oliver to 2B
b8 4-0 2 12- O KCR P. Splittorff D. Riddleberger -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 3-4-5
t9 0-4 0 --- CLE A. Johnson P. Splittorff -1% 98% Single
t9 0-4 0 1-- O CLE R. Fosse P. Splittorff 1% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t9 0-4 1 1-- O CLE G. Nettles P. Splittorff 1% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 0-4 2 1-- O CLE B. Bell P. Splittorff 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 4.

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