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BOS
@BAL
0
6
CLE
@DET
5
4
CHW
@KCR
7
0
MIL
@NYY
0
3
CAL
@OAK
5
2
MIN
@TEX
0
1
SDP
@ATL
3
5
NYM
@CHC
4
2
CIN
@HOU
2
1
SFG
@LAD
3
6
 
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MON
@STL
4
5
Wednesday, September 4, 1974,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 7,584, Time of Game: 2:09
White Sox
7
68-69
 Won 3 
4th, 11 GB
at Royals
0
69-67
 Lost 7 
3rd, 9½ GB
W: Jim Kaat (15-13)
L: Paul Splittorff (13-15)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       0  0  0   0  6  1   0  0  0    7 14  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  1

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bucky Dent SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 5 .272 .313 .339 .652 0.068 0.84 0.091 -0.023 0.1 1 3 SH
Jorge Orta 2B 5 1 3 2 0 1 5 .321 .372 .457 .829 0.027 0.99 0.099 -0.072 1.4 3 3
Dick Allen 1B 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .306 .376 .573 .949 0.068 0.77 0.096 -0.028 1.3 11 0
Bill Melton 3B 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .240 .322 .404 .726 0.015 0.69 0.065 -0.050 0.3 1 5 2B
Ken Henderson CF 4 0 0 1 0 2 5 .288 .351 .454 .805 -0.071 0.66 0.006 -0.077 -1.4 1 0 SF
Ron Santo DH 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .219 .295 .302 .597 0.005 0.41 0.038 -0.033 -0.7
Jerry Hairston LF 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .240 .269 .280 .549 -0.026 0.48 0.023 -0.049 0.2 0 0
Brian Downing C 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .251 .364 .420 .783 0.089 0.64 0.145 -0.056 0.4 3 0 HR,HBP,GDP
Bill Sharp RF 4 2 3 0 0 0 4 .272 .327 .380 .707 0.082 0.51 0.083 -0.001 1.2 6 0 2B
Jim Kaat P 1 1
Team Totals 39 7 14 7 1 4 43 .359 .381 .487 .868 0.257 0.67 0.646 -0.389 2.7 27 12
2B: B Melton (15, off N Briles); B Sharp (11, off N Briles).
HR: B Downing (9, off P Splittorff, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
SF: K Henderson (8, off N Briles).
SH: B Dent (19, off P Splittorff).
HBP: B Downing (2, by D Leonard).
TB: B Sharp 4; B Downing 4; J Orta 3; B Melton 3; D Allen 2; B Dent 2; J Hairston.
GIDP: B Downing (7).
RBI: J Orta 2 (56); B Downing (34); K Henderson (83); D Allen (88); J Hairston (7); B Melton (62).
2-out RBI: J Hairston.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 5 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Dent-J Orta-D Allen.

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frank White 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .226 .248 .323 .571 -0.046 0.46 0.000 -0.046 -1.0 2 6
Jim Wohlford LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .285 .339 .364 .703 -0.023 0.31 0.005 -0.028 -0.3 1 0
Amos Otis CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .292 .355 .461 .815 -0.046 0.43 0.000 -0.046 -1.1 2 0 GDP
Hal McRae DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .311 .379 .498 .877 -0.046 0.46 0.000 -0.046 -0.8
John Mayberry 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .251 .376 .465 .840 0.011 0.31 0.026 -0.015 -0.1 10 0
Fran Healy C 2 0 2 0 1 0 3 .265 .352 .398 .750 0.054 0.53 0.054 0.000 0.9 4 0
Al Cowens RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .221 .270 .273 .544 -0.062 0.91 0.000 -0.062 -1.0 6 0
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .228 .327 .304 .631 -0.057 0.75 0.000 -0.057 -0.9 2 1
George Brett 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .275 .313 .364 .677 -0.029 0.42 0.002 -0.032 -0.0 0 0 2B
Paul Splittorff P 0 3
   Nelson Briles P 0 0
   Dennis Leonard P 0 1
   Aurelio Lopez P 0 0
Team Totals 30 0 4 0 2 3 32 .133 .188 .167 .354 -0.244 0.49 0.087 -0.332 -4.3 27 11
2B: G Brett (17, off J Kaat).
TB: F Healy 2; G Brett 2; J Wohlford.
GIDP: A Otis (13).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Patek-F White-J Mayberry.
E: G Brett (16).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Kaat, W (15-13) 9 4 0 0 2 3 0 3.51 32 80 0.244 0.49 4.3
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 2 3 0 0.00 32 80 0.244 0.49 4.3

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, L (13-15) 4 8 5 5 1 3 1 3.61 21 28 -0.200 1.24 -2.4
Nelson Briles 2 5 2 2 0 1 0 4.15 11 2 2 -0.059 0.22 -1.7
Dennis Leonard 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 8 0 0 0.002 0.02 1.0
Aurelio Lopez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.91 3 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 14 7 7 1 4 1 7.00 43 28 2 2 -0.257 0.67 -2.7
P Splittorff faced 5 batters in the 5th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Leonard (1; B Downing).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ron Luciano, 1B - George Maloney, 2B - Jerry Neudecker, 3B - Art Frantz.
Time of Game: 2:09.
Attendance: 7,584.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 64° F, Wind 9mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Bucky Dent SS 1 Frank White 2B
2 Jorge Orta 2B 2 Jim Wohlford LF
3 Dick Allen 1B 3 Amos Otis CF
4 Bill Melton 3B 4 Hal McRae DH
5 Ken Henderson CF 5 John Mayberry 1B
6 Ron Santo DH 6 Fran Healy C
7 Jerry Hairston LF 7 Al Cowens RF
8 Brian Downing C 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Bill Sharp RF 9 George Brett 3B
Jim Kaat P Paul Splittorff P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 0-0 0 --- R CHW B. Downing P. Splittorff 14% 64% Home Run
t5 1-0 0 12- R CHW J. Orta P. Splittorff 9% 83% Single to LF; Sharp Scores; Dent to 2B
t5 2-0 0 12- R CHW D. Allen P. Splittorff 8% 91% Single to LF; Dent Scores; Orta to 3B
t5 1-0 0 1-- CHW B. Dent P. Splittorff 6% 74% Single to LF; Sharp to 2B
t2 0-0 1 1-- OO CHW B. Downing P. Splittorff -5% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CHW B. Dent P. Splittorff 4% 54% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CHW J. Orta P. Splittorff -3% 50% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- O CHW D. Allen P. Splittorff -3% 48% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 1-- CHW B. Melton P. Splittorff 3% 50% Single to RF; Orta to 3B
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O CHW K. Henderson P. Splittorff -5% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Jim Kaat facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. White J. Kaat 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Wohlford J. Kaat 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Kaat 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- CHW R. Santo P. Splittorff 4% 54% Reached on E5 (throw to 1B) (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 0 1-- O CHW J. Hairston P. Splittorff -4% 50% Lineout: RF
t2 0-0 1 1-- OO CHW B. Downing P. Splittorff -5% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Jim Kaat facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Kaat 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- KCR J. Mayberry J. Kaat -3% 45% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- KCR F. Healy J. Kaat -4% 41% Single to LF; Mayberry to 2B
b2 0-0 1 12- O KCR A. Cowens J. Kaat 5% 46% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 12- O KCR F. Patek J. Kaat 4% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- CHW B. Sharp P. Splittorff 4% 54% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t3 0-0 0 1-- O CHW B. Dent P. Splittorff -2% 52% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Sharp to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- O CHW J. Orta P. Splittorff -4% 48% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 2 -2- CHW D. Allen P. Splittorff 1% 49% Walk
t3 0-0 2 12- O CHW B. Melton P. Splittorff -5% 45% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Jim Kaat facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Kaat 2% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 0-0 1 --- O KCR F. White J. Kaat 2% 49% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --- O KCR J. Wohlford J. Kaat 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t4 0-0 0 --- O CHW K. Henderson P. Splittorff -3% 47% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-0 1 --- O CHW R. Santo P. Splittorff -2% 45% Groundout: P-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- O CHW J. Hairston P. Splittorff -1% 44% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Jim Kaat facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Kaat 3% 47% Flyball: RF
b4 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Kaat 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b4 0-0 2 --- O KCR J. Mayberry J. Kaat 1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
t5 0-0 0 --- R CHW B. Downing P. Splittorff 14% 64% Home Run
t5 1-0 0 --- CHW B. Sharp P. Splittorff 4% 68% Single to LF
t5 1-0 0 1-- CHW B. Dent P. Splittorff 6% 74% Single to LF; Sharp to 2B
t5 1-0 0 12- R CHW J. Orta P. Splittorff 9% 83% Single to LF; Sharp Scores; Dent to 2B
t5 2-0 0 12- R CHW D. Allen P. Splittorff 8% 91% Single to LF; Dent Scores; Orta to 3B
Nelson Briles replaces Paul Splittorff pitching
t5 3-0 0 1-3 R CHW B. Melton N. Briles 4% 95% Double to LF (LF Line); Orta Scores; Allen to 3B
t5 4-0 0 -23 RO CHW K. Henderson N. Briles 1% 95% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Allen Scores; Melton to 3B
t5 5-0 1 --3 O CHW R. Santo N. Briles -1% 94% Strikeout Looking
t5 5-0 2 --3 R CHW J. Hairston N. Briles 2% 96% Single to CF; Melton Scores
t5 6-0 2 1-- O CHW B. Downing N. Briles -0% 96% Popfly: 1B
6 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, White Sox' Jim Kaat facing 6-7-8
b5 0-6 0 --- KCR F. Healy J. Kaat -2% 95% Single to RF
b5 0-6 0 1-- O KCR A. Cowens J. Kaat 1% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 0-6 1 1-- O KCR F. Patek J. Kaat 1% 97% Flyball: RF
b5 0-6 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett J. Kaat 1% 98% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 6, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Nelson Briles facing 9-1-2
t6 6-0 0 --- CHW B. Sharp N. Briles 1% 98% Double to RF (RF Line)
t6 6-0 0 -2- O CHW B. Dent N. Briles -0% 98% Flyball: CF
t6 6-0 1 -2- R CHW J. Orta N. Briles 1% 99% Single to RF; Sharp Scores
t6 7-0 1 1-- CHW D. Allen N. Briles 0% 99% Single; Orta to 2B
t6 7-0 1 12- O CHW B. Melton N. Briles -0% 99% Flyball: LF
t6 7-0 2 12- O CHW K. Henderson N. Briles -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-7, White Sox' Jim Kaat facing 1-2-3
b6 0-7 0 --- O KCR F. White J. Kaat 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-7 1 --- KCR J. Wohlford J. Kaat -0% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b6 0-7 1 1-- OO KCR A. Otis J. Kaat 1% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 7-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 6-7-8
Dennis Leonard replaces Nelson Briles pitching
t7 7-0 0 --- O CHW R. Santo D. Leonard -0% 99% Flyball: RF
t7 7-0 1 --- O CHW J. Hairston D. Leonard -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 7-0 2 --- CHW B. Downing D. Leonard 0% 99% Hit By Pitch
t7 7-0 2 1-- O CHW B. Sharp D. Leonard -0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-7, White Sox' Jim Kaat facing 4-5-6
b7 0-7 0 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Kaat 0% 99% Flyball: RF
b7 0-7 1 --- O KCR J. Mayberry J. Kaat 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 0-7 2 --- KCR F. Healy J. Kaat -0% 99% Walk
b7 0-7 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens J. Kaat 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 7-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t8 7-0 0 --- O CHW B. Dent D. Leonard -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
t8 7-0 1 --- CHW J. Orta D. Leonard 0% 100% Single to RF
t8 7-0 1 1-- O CHW D. Allen D. Leonard -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t8 7-0 2 1-- O CHW B. Melton D. Leonard -0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-7, White Sox' Jim Kaat facing 8-9-1
b8 0-7 0 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Kaat 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 0-7 1 --- KCR G. Brett J. Kaat -0% 100% Double to LF (LF Line)
b8 0-7 1 -2- O KCR F. White J. Kaat 0% 100% Lineout: P
b8 0-7 2 -2- O KCR J. Wohlford J. Kaat 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 0.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 7-0, Royals' Aurelio Lopez facing 5-6-7
Aurelio Lopez replaces Dennis Leonard pitching
t9 7-0 0 --- O CHW K. Henderson A. Lopez -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 7-0 1 --- O CHW R. Santo A. Lopez -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 7-0 2 --- O CHW J. Hairston A. Lopez -0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-7, White Sox' Jim Kaat facing 3-4-5
b9 0-7 0 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Kaat 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
b9 0-7 1 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Kaat 0% 100% Popfly: 2B
b9 0-7 2 --- O KCR J. Mayberry J. Kaat 0% 100% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 7, Royals 0.

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