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Standings
MIL
@BAL
5
3
DET
@CLE
4
3
MIN
@KCR
5
2
BOS
@NYY
1
0
CAL
@OAK
4
2
CHW
@TEX
5
4
SFG
@ATL
9
5
LAD
@CIN
2
4
SDP
@HOU
8
5
NYM
@MON
1
2
 
(10)
PHI
@STL
4
7
Monday, July 2, 1973,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 11,724, Time of Game: 2:54
Twins
5
41-33
 Won 5 
1st
at Royals
2
42-40
 Lost 2 
5th, 3 GB
W: Dick Woodson (8-4)
L: Steve Busby (4-9)
S: Ray Corbin (9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           1  0  0   3  0  1   0  0  0    5 14  0
Royals          0  1  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    2  7  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rod Carew 2B 5 1 4 0 0 0 5 .339 .406 .502 .908 0.087 0.76 0.113 -0.025 1.4 3 6 SB
Jerry Terrell SS 5 0 2 2 0 0 5 .285 .313 .333 .646 0.107 1.04 0.148 -0.041 0.6 1 2 CS
Tony Oliva DH 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .290 .343 .359 .702 -0.029 0.74 0.034 -0.064 -0.3 GDP,IW
Bobby Darwin RF 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .257 .314 .410 .724 -0.102 0.71 0.004 -0.106 -1.6 0 0 GDP
Steve Braun 3B 5 1 3 0 0 0 5 .293 .409 .463 .872 0.095 0.53 0.112 -0.017 0.6 0 2 2B
Larry Hisle CF 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .255 .340 .408 .748 0.077 0.73 0.121 -0.044 0.5 2 0 2B
Joe Lis 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .163 .223 .302 .526 -0.084 0.81 0.000 -0.084 -1.2 8 1
Phil Roof C 3 1 1 1 1 2 4 .209 .303 .254 .556 0.088 0.82 0.112 -0.024 0.6 5 0
Jim Holt LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .287 .324 .455 .780 -0.013 0.80 0.032 -0.045 -0.1 7 0
Dick Woodson P 0 1
   Ray Corbin P 1 0
Team Totals 38 5 14 4 4 6 42 .368 .429 .421 .850 0.226 0.78 0.676 -0.450 0.4 27 12
2B: S Braun (16, off S Busby); L Hisle (14, off S Busby).
IBB: T Oliva (4, by B Dal Canton).
TB: R Carew 4; S Braun 4; T Oliva 2; J Terrell 2; L Hisle 2; P Roof; J Holt.
GIDP: B Darwin (11); T Oliva (8).
RBI: J Terrell 2 (14); L Hisle (26); P Roof (8).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Carew-J Lis.
Baserunning
SB: R Carew (16, 2nd base off D Bird/F Healy).
CS: J Terrell (7, 2nd base by B Dal Canton/F Healy).

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 .237 .339 .326 .666 -0.125 1.11 0.000 -0.125 -1.1 1 1
   Lou Piniella PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .234 .280 .349 .629 -0.015 0.51 0.000 -0.015 -0.2
Steve Hovley RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .265 .360 .325 .685 -0.068 0.87 0.014 -0.083 -0.6 1 0
Amos Otis CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .283 .345 .469 .814 -0.064 0.81 0.014 -0.078 -0.5 0 1
John Mayberry 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .299 .418 .553 .971 -0.032 1.01 0.047 -0.079 -0.3 12 1
Ed Kirkpatrick LF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .294 .364 .442 .806 -0.057 1.05 0.028 -0.084 -0.5 2 0
Cookie Rojas 2B 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .252 .298 .332 .630 0.195 0.93 0.203 -0.008 1.7 2 5 2B
Paul Schaal 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .273 .368 .367 .735 -0.096 1.51 0.020 -0.116 -0.8 1 7 GDP
Jim Wohlford DH 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .258 .292 .387 .679 0.005 1.51 0.044 -0.039 -0.0
   Gail Hopkins PH 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .282 .400 .424 .824 -0.042 1.42 0.027 -0.070 -0.3
   Frank White PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .257 .273 .530 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Fran Healy C 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .224 .293 .328 .621 0.056 1.57 0.135 -0.079 0.5 7 1 2B
   Kurt Bevacqua PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .265 .341 .345 .686 -0.030 1.19 0.000 -0.030 -0.3
Steve Busby P 0 1
   Bruce Dal Canton P 1 0
   Doug Bird P 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 7 2 4 5 37 .212 .297 .273 .570 -0.273 1.12 0.532 -0.806 -2.6 27 17
2B: C Rojas (13, off D Woodson); F Healy (6, off D Woodson).
TB: C Rojas 3; F Healy 2; A Otis; S Hovley; G Hopkins; J Wohlford.
GIDP: P Schaal (8).
RBI: F Healy (11); C Rojas (33).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. P Schaal-C Rojas-J Mayberry 2.
E: P Schaal (16).
Outfield Assists: A Otis (R Carew at 3rd base).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Woodson, W (8-4) 5 5 2 2 2 1 0 3.80 21 48 0.069 1.14 0.5
Ray Corbin, S (9) 4 2 0 0 2 4 0 1.93 16 0 0 0.204 1.09 2.0
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 4 5 0 2.00 37 48 0 0 0.273 1.12 2.6

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Busby, L (4-9) 3.1 7 4 4 1 1 0 5.03 17 30 -0.199 1.07 -1.7
Bruce Dal Canton 3.1 6 1 1 2 3 0 3.87 15 1 1 -0.061 0.82 -0.0
Doug Bird 2.1 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.28 10 1 0 0.033 0.26 1.2
Team Totals 9 14 5 5 4 6 0 5.00 42 30 2 1 -0.227 0.78 -0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: B Dal Canton (10; T Oliva).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lou DiMuro, 1B - Hank Soar, 2B - Jim Odom, 3B - Art Frantz.
Time of Game: 2:54.
Attendance: 11,724.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 90° F.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Rod Carew 2B 1 Freddie Patek SS
2 Jerry Terrell SS 2 Steve Hovley RF
3 Tony Oliva DH 3 Amos Otis CF
4 Bobby Darwin RF 4 John Mayberry 1B
5 Steve Braun 3B 5 Ed Kirkpatrick LF
6 Larry Hisle CF 6 Cookie Rojas 2B
7 Joe Lis 1B 7 Paul Schaal 3B
8 Phil Roof C 8 Jim Wohlford DH
9 Jim Holt LF 9 Fran Healy C
Dick Woodson P Steve Busby P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-4 0 1-- R KCR F. Healy D. Woodson -14% 63% Double to LF; Wohlford Scores
b2 0-1 1 1-- R KCR C. Rojas D. Woodson -13% 43% Double to LF; Kirkpatrick Scores
t4 1-1 0 -2- R MIN L. Hisle S. Busby 11% 69% Double to CF; Braun Scores
t4 2-1 1 -2- R MIN P. Roof S. Busby 10% 75% Single to RF; Hisle Scores; Roof to 2B/Adv on throw
t1 0-0 0 1-- MIN J. Terrell S. Busby 9% 62% Single to LF; Carew to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- MIN R. Carew S. Busby 4% 54% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- MIN J. Terrell S. Busby 9% 62% Single to LF; Carew to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 ROO MIN T. Oliva S. Busby -6% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Carew Scores
t1 1-0 2 --- O MIN B. Darwin S. Busby -1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Dick Woodson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Woodson 2% 58% Flyball: LF
b1 0-1 1 --- O KCR S. Hovley D. Woodson 2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-1 2 --- O KCR A. Otis D. Woodson 1% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- MIN S. Braun S. Busby 3% 64% Single to CF
t2 1-0 0 1-- O MIN L. Hisle S. Busby -3% 61% Flyball: LF
t2 1-0 1 1-- O MIN J. Lis S. Busby -2% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B; Braun to 2B
t2 1-0 2 -2- MIN P. Roof S. Busby 1% 60% Walk
t2 1-0 2 12- O MIN J. Holt S. Busby -4% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Dick Woodson facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O KCR J. Mayberry D. Woodson 3% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-1 1 --- KCR E. Kirkpatrick D. Woodson -3% 56% Walk
b2 0-1 1 1-- R KCR C. Rojas D. Woodson -13% 43% Double to LF; Kirkpatrick Scores
b2 1-1 1 -2- KCR P. Schaal D. Woodson -2% 41% Walk
b2 1-1 1 12- O KCR J. Wohlford D. Woodson 4% 45% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B; Rojas to 3B
b2 1-1 2 1-3 O KCR F. Healy D. Woodson 5% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Steve Busby facing 1-2-3
t3 1-1 0 --- O MIN R. Carew S. Busby -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-1 1 --- O MIN J. Terrell S. Busby -2% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t3 1-1 2 --- MIN T. Oliva S. Busby 1% 47% Single to CF
t3 1-1 2 1-- O MIN B. Darwin S. Busby -3% 44% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Dick Woodson facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Woodson 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-1 1 --- O KCR S. Hovley D. Woodson 2% 49% Flyball: LF
b3 1-1 2 --- KCR A. Otis D. Woodson -1% 47% Single to LF
b3 1-1 2 1-- O KCR J. Mayberry D. Woodson 3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Steve Busby facing 5-6-7
t4 1-1 0 --- MIN S. Braun S. Busby 7% 57% Double to LF
t4 1-1 0 -2- R MIN L. Hisle S. Busby 11% 69% Double to CF; Braun Scores
t4 2-1 0 -2- O MIN J. Lis S. Busby -4% 64% Flyball: LF
t4 2-1 1 -2- R MIN P. Roof S. Busby 10% 75% Single to RF; Hisle Scores; Roof to 2B/Adv on throw
Bruce Dal Canton replaces Steve Busby pitching
t4 3-1 1 -2- MIN J. Holt B. Dal Canton 1% 76% Walk
t4 3-1 1 12- MIN R. Carew B. Dal Canton 4% 80% Single to SS; Roof to 3B; Holt to 2B
t4 3-1 1 123 RO MIN J. Terrell B. Dal Canton 2% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B; Roof Scores; Holt to 3B; Carew to 2B
t4 4-1 2 -23 MIN T. Oliva B. Dal Canton 1% 83% Intentional Walk
t4 4-1 2 123 O MIN B. Darwin B. Dal Canton -4% 79% Strikeout
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Twins' Dick Woodson facing 5-6-7
b4 1-4 0 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick D. Woodson 2% 81% Flyball: LF
b4 1-4 1 --- KCR C. Rojas D. Woodson -3% 78% Single to SS
b4 1-4 1 1-- OO KCR P. Schaal D. Woodson 5% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Bruce Dal Canton facing 5-6-7
t5 4-1 0 --- O MIN S. Braun B. Dal Canton -1% 83% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 4-1 1 --- O MIN L. Hisle B. Dal Canton -1% 82% Strikeout
t5 4-1 2 --- O MIN J. Lis B. Dal Canton -1% 81% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Twins' Dick Woodson facing 8-9-1
b5 1-4 0 --- KCR J. Wohlford D. Woodson -4% 77% Single to LF
b5 1-4 0 1-- R KCR F. Healy D. Woodson -14% 63% Double to LF; Wohlford Scores
b5 2-4 0 -2- O KCR F. Patek D. Woodson 6% 69% Flyball: LF
b5 2-4 1 -2- O KCR S. Hovley D. Woodson 5% 74% Flyball: LF
b5 2-4 2 -2- O KCR A. Otis D. Woodson 4% 78% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Bruce Dal Canton facing 8-9-1
t6 4-2 0 --- O MIN P. Roof B. Dal Canton -2% 76% Strikeout
t6 4-2 1 --- MIN J. Holt B. Dal Canton 2% 78% Single to CF
t6 4-2 1 1-- MIN R. Carew B. Dal Canton 3% 81% Single to CF; Holt to 2B
t6 4-2 1 12- RO MIN J. Terrell B. Dal Canton 4% 85% Single to CF; Holt Scores; Carew out at 3B/CF-3B
t6 5-2 2 1-- O MIN T. Oliva B. Dal Canton -1% 84% Terrell Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Ray Corbin facing 4-5-6
Ray Corbin replaces Dick Woodson pitching
b6 2-5 0 --- KCR J. Mayberry R. Corbin -5% 79% Walk
b6 2-5 0 1-- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick R. Corbin 4% 84% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b6 2-5 1 1-- KCR C. Rojas R. Corbin -5% 79% Walk; Kirkpatrick to 2B
b6 2-5 1 12- O KCR P. Schaal R. Corbin 4% 83% Flyball: LF; Kirkpatrick to 3B; Rojas to 2B
Gail Hopkins pinch hits for Jim Wohlford (DH) batting 8th
b6 2-5 2 -23 O KCR G. Hopkins R. Corbin 7% 90% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Bruce Dal Canton facing 3-4-5
t7 5-2 0 --- MIN T. Oliva B. Dal Canton 1% 91% Single to RF
t7 5-2 0 1-- OO MIN B. Darwin B. Dal Canton -3% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t7 5-2 2 --- MIN S. Braun B. Dal Canton 1% 88% Single to CF
Doug Bird replaces Bruce Dal Canton pitching
t7 5-2 2 1-- MIN L. Hisle D. Bird 1% 89% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Braun to 2B
t7 5-2 2 12- O MIN J. Lis D. Bird -2% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Ray Corbin facing 9-1-2
b7 2-5 0 --- O KCR F. Healy R. Corbin 3% 90% Strikeout
b7 2-5 1 --- O KCR F. Patek R. Corbin 2% 92% Strikeout
b7 2-5 2 --- KCR S. Hovley R. Corbin -1% 91% Single
b7 2-5 2 1-- O KCR A. Otis R. Corbin 2% 93% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Doug Bird facing 8-9-1
t8 5-2 0 --- O MIN P. Roof D. Bird -1% 92% Strikeout
t8 5-2 1 --- O MIN J. Holt D. Bird -0% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 5-2 2 --- MIN R. Carew D. Bird 0% 92% Single to CF
t8 5-2 2 1-- MIN J. Terrell D. Bird 0% 93% Carew Steals 2B
t8 5-2 2 -2- O MIN J. Terrell D. Bird -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Ray Corbin facing 4-5-6
b8 2-5 0 --- O KCR J. Mayberry R. Corbin 3% 94% Groundout: 1B-P
b8 2-5 1 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick R. Corbin 2% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 2-5 2 --- O KCR C. Rojas R. Corbin 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Doug Bird facing 3-4-5
t9 5-2 0 --- O MIN T. Oliva D. Bird -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 5-2 1 --- MIN B. Darwin D. Bird 0% 97% Walk
t9 5-2 1 1-- O MIN S. Braun D. Bird -0% 96% Flyball: RF
t9 5-2 2 1-- O MIN L. Hisle D. Bird -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Ray Corbin facing 7-8-9
b9 2-5 0 --- O KCR P. Schaal R. Corbin 2% 98% Strikeout Looking
b9 2-5 1 --- KCR G. Hopkins R. Corbin -3% 95% Single to CF
Kurt Bevacqua pinch hits for Fran Healy (C) batting 9th
Frank White pinch runs for Gail Hopkins (DH) batting 8th
b9 2-5 1 1-- O KCR K. Bevacqua R. Corbin 3% 98% Flyball: LF
Lou Piniella pinch hits for Freddie Patek (SS) batting 1st
b9 2-5 2 1-- O KCR L. Piniella R. Corbin 2% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.

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