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CAL
@BAL
1
7
NYY
@CHW
2
5
MIN
@CLE
1
5
OAK
@DET
5
7
BOS
@KCR
0
3
STL
@LAD
0
3
CIN
@MON
0
11
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@NYM
7
4
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@PHI
9
6
CHC
@SDP
7
5
PIT
@SFG
0
8
Wednesday, August 23, 1972,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 9,380, Time of Game: 2:14
Red Sox
0
59-57
 Lost 1 
4th, 3½ GB
at Royals
3
56-59
 Won 1 
4th, 12 GB
W: Roger Nelson (7-4)
L: Sonny Siebert (10-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  1  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  3   0  0  X    3  5  0

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tommy Harper CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .267 .352 .415 .767 -0.066 0.68 0.000 -0.066 -0.6 0 0
Luis Aparicio SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .272 .309 .352 .661 -0.059 0.63 0.000 -0.059 -0.6 2 3
Carl Yastrzemski 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .244 .337 .326 .663 -0.036 0.53 0.000 -0.036 -0.3 11 1
Reggie Smith RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .265 .354 .468 .822 -0.039 0.55 0.000 -0.039 -0.3 3 0
Rico Petrocelli 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .258 .342 .386 .729 -0.059 0.84 0.000 -0.059 -0.5 1 6
Carlton Fisk C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .300 .369 .574 .942 -0.038 0.54 0.000 -0.038 -0.3 4 0
Ben Oglivie LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .251 .298 .424 .722 -0.027 0.58 0.009 -0.036 -0.2 1 0
John Kennedy 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .255 .325 .353 .679 -0.059 0.83 0.000 -0.059 -0.5 1 0
Sonny Siebert P 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .203 .261 .266 .526 -0.007 0.68 0.014 -0.021 -0.0 1 1
   John Curtis P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .146 .125 .271 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Burda PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .164 .241 .260 .501 -0.014 0.59 0.000 -0.014 -0.2
Team Totals 28 0 1 0 1 9 29 .036 .069 .036 .105 -0.404 0.65 0.023 -0.427 -3.4 24 11
TB: B Oglivie.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 0.

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .230 .299 .299 .598 -0.063 0.67 0.000 -0.063 -0.6 1 3
Amos Otis CF 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .300 .364 .423 .786 0.116 0.89 0.130 -0.014 1.1 3 0 2B,2·SB
Richie Scheinblum RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .320 .400 .456 .856 0.012 0.38 0.012 0.000 0.1 0 0 HBP
   Steve Hovley PR-RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .280 .338 .364 .702 -0.083 1.27 0.000 -0.083 -0.9 1 0
John Mayberry 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .283 .369 .436 .805 -0.057 1.14 0.009 -0.066 -0.7 10 0
Ed Kirkpatrick C 3 1 1 3 0 0 3 .283 .379 .420 .799 0.301 1.70 0.364 -0.063 2.2 8 1 HR
Cookie Rojas 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .282 .340 .359 .699 -0.044 0.63 0.000 -0.044 -0.4 2 3
Lou Piniella LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .307 .352 .447 .798 -0.032 0.45 0.000 -0.032 -0.4 2 0
Paul Schaal 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .208 .297 .307 .604 0.014 0.55 0.039 -0.025 -0.1 0 2 3B
Roger Nelson P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .118 .143 .118 .261 -0.069 0.94 0.000 -0.069 -0.5 0 2
Team Totals 28 3 5 3 2 4 31 .179 .258 .393 .651 0.095 0.90 0.554 -0.459 -0.1 27 11
2B: A Otis (20, off J Curtis).
3B: P Schaal (3, off S Siebert).
HR: E Kirkpatrick (8, off S Siebert, 6th inn, 2 on, 2 outs).
HBP: R Scheinblum (2, by S Siebert).
TB: E Kirkpatrick 4; A Otis 3; P Schaal 3; J Mayberry.
RBI: E Kirkpatrick 3 (34).
2-out RBI: E Kirkpatrick 3.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Baserunning
SB: A Otis 2 (25, 2nd base off S Siebert/C Fisk 2).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Sonny Siebert, L (10-10) 7 4 3 3 2 4 1 3.31 27 59 -0.099 1.01 -0.3
John Curtis 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.87 4 0 0 0.004 0.09 0.4
Team Totals 8 5 3 3 2 4 1 3.38 31 59 0 0 -0.095 0.90 0.1

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Roger Nelson, W (7-4) 9 1 0 0 1 9 0 1.75 29 93 0.405 0.65 3.5
Team Totals 9 1 0 0 1 9 0 0.00 29 93 0.405 0.65 3.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: S Siebert (6; R Scheinblum).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Merle Anthony, 1B - George Maloney, 2B - Larry Napp, 3B - Art Frantz.
Time of Game: 2:14.
Attendance: 9,380.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 79° F, Wind 5mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Tommy Harper CF 1 Freddie Patek SS
2 Luis Aparicio SS 2 Amos Otis CF
3 Carl Yastrzemski 1B 3 Richie Scheinblum RF
4 Reggie Smith RF 4 John Mayberry 1B
5 Rico Petrocelli 3B 5 Ed Kirkpatrick C
6 Carlton Fisk C 6 Cookie Rojas 2B
7 Ben Oglivie LF 7 Lou Piniella LF
8 John Kennedy 2B 8 Paul Schaal 3B
9 Sonny Siebert P 9 Roger Nelson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 0-0 2 12- RRR KCR E. Kirkpatrick S. Siebert 36% 93% Home Run; Otis Scores; Mayberry Scores
b5 0-0 2 --3 O KCR R. Nelson S. Siebert -5% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-0 0 --- KCR A. Otis S. Siebert 5% 60% Walk
b4 0-0 1 -2- O KCR J. Mayberry S. Siebert -4% 54% Flyball: SS
b4 0-0 2 -2- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick S. Siebert -4% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B

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 T. Harper R. Nelson 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O BOS L. Aparicio R. Nelson 1% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Nelson 1% 54% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Sonny Siebert facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek S. Siebert -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR A. Otis S. Siebert -1% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- KCR R. Scheinblum S. Siebert 1% 52% Hit By Pitch
Steve Hovley pinch runs for Richie Scheinblum (RF) batting 3rd
b1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Mayberry S. Siebert -2% 50% Single/runner struck by batted ball and is out; Hovley out at 2B/2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Roger Nelson facing 4-5-6
Steve Hovley moves from PR to RF
t2 0-0 0 --- O BOS R. Smith R. Nelson 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O BOS R. Petrocelli R. Nelson 1% 54% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 --- O BOS C. Fisk R. Nelson 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Sonny Siebert facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick S. Siebert -2% 52% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR C. Rojas S. Siebert -1% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O KCR L. Piniella S. Siebert -1% 50% Strikeout
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 --- O BOS B. Oglivie R. Nelson 2% 52% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- O BOS J. Kennedy R. Nelson 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 2 --- BOS S. Siebert R. Nelson -1% 53% Walk
t3 0-0 2 1-- O BOS T. Harper R. Nelson 2% 55% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Sonny Siebert facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O KCR P. Schaal S. Siebert -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O KCR R. Nelson S. Siebert -2% 51% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --- O KCR F. Patek S. Siebert -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 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 L. Aparicio R. Nelson 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Nelson 2% 54% Flyball: SS
t4 0-0 2 --- O BOS R. Smith R. Nelson 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Sonny Siebert facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- KCR A. Otis S. Siebert 5% 60% Walk
b4 0-0 0 1-- O KCR S. Hovley S. Siebert -4% 56% Foul Flyball: 3B
b4 0-0 1 1-- KCR J. Mayberry S. Siebert 2% 58% Otis Steals 2B
b4 0-0 1 -2- O KCR J. Mayberry S. Siebert -4% 54% Flyball: SS
b4 0-0 2 -2- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick S. Siebert -4% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
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% 53% Foul Popfly: RF
t5 0-0 1 --- O BOS C. Fisk R. Nelson 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-0 2 --- O BOS B. Oglivie R. Nelson 1% 56% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Sonny Siebert facing 6-7-8
b5 0-0 0 --- O KCR C. Rojas S. Siebert -3% 53% Popfly: RF
b5 0-0 1 --- O KCR L. Piniella S. Siebert -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-0 2 --- KCR P. Schaal S. Siebert 4% 55% Triple (Line Drive)
b5 0-0 2 --3 O KCR R. Nelson S. Siebert -5% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Roger Nelson facing 8-9-1
t6 0-0 0 --- O BOS J. Kennedy R. Nelson 3% 53% Strikeout
t6 0-0 1 --- O BOS S. Siebert R. Nelson 2% 55% Strikeout (C-1B)
t6 0-0 2 --- O BOS T. Harper R. Nelson 1% 57% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Sonny Siebert facing 1-2-3
b6 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek S. Siebert -3% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-0 1 --- KCR A. Otis S. Siebert 4% 57% Single
b6 0-0 1 1-- O KCR S. Hovley S. Siebert -4% 53% Flyball: LF
b6 0-0 2 1-- KCR J. Mayberry S. Siebert 2% 55% Otis Steals 2B
b6 0-0 2 -2- KCR J. Mayberry S. Siebert 1% 56% Walk
b6 0-0 2 12- RRR KCR E. Kirkpatrick S. Siebert 36% 93% Home Run; Otis Scores; Mayberry Scores
b6 3-0 2 --- O KCR C. Rojas S. Siebert -0% 92% Groundout: P-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Roger Nelson facing 2-3-4
t7 0-3 0 --- O BOS L. Aparicio R. Nelson 2% 94% Flyball: CF
t7 0-3 1 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Nelson 1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 0-3 2 --- O BOS R. Smith R. Nelson 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Sonny Siebert facing 7-8-9
b7 3-0 0 --- O KCR L. Piniella S. Siebert -0% 95% Flyball: RF
b7 3-0 1 --- O KCR P. Schaal S. Siebert -0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-0 2 --- O KCR R. Nelson S. Siebert -0% 95% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Roger Nelson facing 5-6-7
t8 0-3 0 --- O BOS R. Petrocelli R. Nelson 2% 97% Flyball: CF
t8 0-3 1 --- O BOS C. Fisk R. Nelson 1% 98% Strikeout
t8 0-3 2 --- BOS B. Oglivie R. Nelson -1% 97% Single (Line Drive)
t8 0-3 2 1-- O BOS J. Kennedy R. Nelson 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 1-2-3
John Curtis replaces Sonny Siebert pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Curtis -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 3-0 1 --- KCR A. Otis J. Curtis 0% 98% Double (Line Drive)
b8 3-0 1 -2- O KCR S. Hovley J. Curtis -0% 98% Flyball: RF
b8 3-0 2 -2- O KCR J. Mayberry J. Curtis -0% 98% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Roger Nelson facing 9-1-2
Bob Burda pinch hits for John Curtis (P) batting 9th
t9 0-3 0 --- O BOS B. Burda R. Nelson 1% 99% Strikeout
t9 0-3 1 --- O BOS T. Harper R. Nelson 1% 100% Lineout: LF
t9 0-3 2 --- O BOS L. Aparicio R. Nelson 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 3.

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