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MIN
@CHW
4
1
BOS
@CLE
4
1
MIL
@DET
2
4
TEX
@KCR
2
6
CAL
@OAK
3
5
SFG
@ATL
7
1
SDP
@CIN
3
7
HOU
@LAD
1
3
CHC
@MON
4
9
PIT
@NYM
2
1
 
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Tuesday, May 6, 1975,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 7,535, Time of Game: 2:25
Rangers
2
13-11
 Lost 1 
2nd, 1 GB
at Royals
6
13-12
 Won 1 
3rd, 1½ GB
W: Nelson Briles (3-0)
L: Jim Bibby (1-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  0    2  6  4
Royals          0  1  0   0  0  1   0  4  X    6 10  1

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Cesar Tovar LF 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .233 .325 .274 .599 -0.145 1.46 0.000 -0.145 -1.1 3 0
Willie Davis CF 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .208 .240 .323 .563 0.309 1.12 0.358 -0.049 1.9 4 0 HR,SB
Lenny Randle 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .275 .358 .352 .710 -0.123 1.34 0.047 -0.170 -0.9 1 2 CS
Jeff Burroughs RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .272 .350 .446 .795 -0.098 0.94 0.000 -0.098 -0.7 4 0
Mike Hargrove 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .274 .348 .403 .751 -0.050 0.78 0.016 -0.066 -0.6 5 0
Jim Spencer DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .233 .365 .512 .877 0.012 0.86 0.058 -0.045 0.0 2B
   Joe Lovitto PR 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .226 .286 .258 .544 -0.004 0.16 0.000 -0.004 -0.2
Roy Howell 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .205 .262 .282 .544 -0.072 0.90 0.013 -0.085 -0.6 1 2 HBP
Roy Smalley SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .261 .250 .261 .511 -0.089 1.08 0.000 -0.089 -0.7 2 2
Bill Fahey C 3 0 2 0 0 1 3 .667 .667 1.000 1.667 0.072 1.01 0.098 -0.026 0.4 3 0 2B
   Jim Sundberg C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .169 .316 .231 .547 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Jim Bibby P 0 0
   Steve Foucault P 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 6 2 0 6 34 .182 .206 .333 .539 -0.188 1.04 0.590 -0.777 -2.4 24 6
2B: B Fahey (1, off N Briles); J Spencer (4, off N Briles).
HR: W Davis (2, off N Briles, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
HBP: R Howell (2, by N Briles).
TB: W Davis 4; B Fahey 3; J Spencer 2; L Randle; M Hargrove.
RBI: W Davis 2 (6).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
E: C Tovar 2 (3); R Smalley 2 (2).
Baserunning
SB: W Davis (7, 3rd base off N Briles/B Martinez).
CS: L Randle (4, 2nd base by N Briles/B Martinez).

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 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .241 .330 .349 .679 -0.128 0.61 0.000 -0.128 -1.8 4 2
Amos Otis CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .276 .420 .483 .902 -0.040 0.75 0.021 -0.061 -0.5 0 0 SB
John Mayberry 1B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .185 .365 .272 .637 -0.018 1.23 0.064 -0.082 -0.5 8 2
Hal McRae LF 4 3 3 0 0 0 4 .284 .349 .421 .770 0.149 1.22 0.170 -0.021 1.2 1 0 SB
Harmon Killebrew DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .219 .352 .466 .818 0.006 1.59 0.133 -0.127 0.6
George Brett 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .253 .308 .305 .613 0.176 1.47 0.256 -0.080 0.4 0 2 SB
Cookie Rojas 2B 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 .338 .338 .394 .732 0.064 1.28 0.101 -0.037 0.5 1 0
   Frank White 2B 2 1 1 2 0 0 2 .147 .167 .176 .343 0.046 0.93 0.066 -0.020 1.1 3 2
Vada Pinson RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .205 .234 .364 .598 -0.013 0.61 0.033 -0.045 -0.5 3 0
Buck Martinez C 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .266 .329 .375 .704 0.069 0.73 0.100 -0.031 1.5 5 2
Nelson Briles P 2 1
Team Totals 35 6 10 5 2 3 37 .286 .324 .286 .610 0.311 1.03 0.944 -0.632 2.1 27 11
TB: H McRae 3; B Martinez 2; F White; H Killebrew; C Rojas; G Brett; V Pinson.
RBI: F White 2 (4); C Rojas (7); G Brett (10); B Martinez (10).
2-out RBI: B Martinez; C Rojas.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 15.
Fielding
E: B Martinez (3).
Baserunning
SB: H McRae (3, 2nd base off J Bibby/B Fahey); A Otis (15, 2nd base off J Bibby/B Fahey); G Brett (2, 2nd base off J Bibby/B Fahey).

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Bibby, L (1-3) 7 7 4 4 2 2 0 5.22 31 47 -0.088 0.97 0.5
Steve Foucault 1 3 2 2 0 1 0 5.03 6 2 2 -0.225 1.39 -2.5
Team Totals 8 10 6 6 2 3 0 6.75 37 47 2 2 -0.313 1.03 -2.1
J Bibby faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nelson Briles, W (3-0) 9 6 2 2 0 6 1 3.31 34 73 0.187 1.04 2.4
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 0 6 1 2.00 34 73 0.187 1.04 2.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: N Briles (2; R Howell).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Marty Springstead, 1B - Don Denkinger, 2B - Larry Barnett, 3B - Hank Morgenweck.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 7,535.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 81° F, Wind 15mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Texas Rangers         Kansas City Royals
1 Cesar Tovar LF 1 Freddie Patek SS
2 Willie Davis CF 2 Amos Otis CF
3 Lenny Randle 2B 3 John Mayberry 1B
4 Jeff Burroughs RF 4 Hal McRae LF
5 Mike Hargrove 1B 5 Harmon Killebrew DH
6 Jim Spencer DH 6 George Brett 3B
7 Roy Howell 3B 7 Cookie Rojas 2B
8 Roy Smalley SS 8 Vada Pinson RF
9 Bill Fahey C 9 Buck Martinez C
Jim Bibby P Nelson Briles P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 0-2 1 1-- RR TEX W. Davis N. Briles -31% 55% Home Run; Tovar Scores
b8 2-2 1 12- R KCR G. Brett S. Foucault 24% 91% Single to CF; Mayberry Scores; McRae to 3B
b6 1-0 0 1-- R KCR H. Killebrew J. Bibby 11% 89% Single to LF; McRae Scores/Adv on E7; Killebrew to 2B
b2 0-0 2 -2- R KCR C. Rojas J. Bibby 10% 64% Single to LF; McRae Scores
b8 2-2 0 12- O KCR H. Killebrew S. Foucault -9% 67% Strikeout

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Nelson Briles facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O TEX C. Tovar N. Briles 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- TEX W. Davis N. Briles -4% 48% Strikeout, E2; Davis to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O TEX L. Randle N. Briles 3% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 -2- TEX J. Burroughs N. Briles -0% 51% Davis Steals 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 O TEX J. Burroughs N. Briles 4% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Jim Bibby facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Bibby -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Bibby -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR J. Mayberry J. Bibby -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Nelson Briles facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O TEX M. Hargrove N. Briles 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-0 1 --- O TEX J. Spencer N. Briles 2% 54% Groundout: 1B-P
t2 0-0 2 --- TEX R. Howell N. Briles -1% 53% Hit By Pitch
t2 0-0 2 1-- O TEX R. Smalley N. Briles 2% 55% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Jim Bibby facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- KCR H. McRae J. Bibby 4% 59% Single to P (Ground Ball)
b2 0-0 0 1-- O KCR H. Killebrew J. Bibby -3% 55% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett J. Bibby -3% 52% Popfly: 3B
b2 0-0 2 1-- KCR C. Rojas J. Bibby 1% 53% McRae Steals 2B
b2 0-0 2 -2- R KCR C. Rojas J. Bibby 10% 64% Single to LF; McRae Scores
b2 1-0 2 1-- O KCR V. Pinson J. Bibby -2% 62% Foul Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Nelson Briles facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- O TEX B. Fahey N. Briles 3% 64% Strikeout
t3 0-1 1 --- O TEX C. Tovar N. Briles 2% 66% Lineout: SS
t3 0-1 2 --- O TEX W. Davis N. Briles 1% 67% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Rangers' Jim Bibby facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- O KCR B. Martinez J. Bibby -2% 65% Flyball: LF
b3 1-0 1 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Bibby -1% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-0 2 --- KCR A. Otis J. Bibby 1% 65% Walk
b3 1-0 2 1-- KCR J. Mayberry J. Bibby 1% 66% Otis Steals 2B
b3 1-0 2 -2- O KCR J. Mayberry J. Bibby -3% 63% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Nelson Briles facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- TEX L. Randle N. Briles -5% 58% Single to LF
t4 0-1 0 1-- O TEX J. Burroughs N. Briles 8% 66% Randle Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t4 0-1 1 --- O TEX J. Burroughs N. Briles 2% 68% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-1 2 --- TEX M. Hargrove N. Briles -2% 66% Single to CF
t4 0-1 2 1-- O TEX J. Spencer N. Briles 3% 69% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Rangers' Jim Bibby facing 4-5-6
b4 1-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Bibby -2% 67% Popfly: SS
b4 1-0 1 --- KCR H. Killebrew J. Bibby 2% 69% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b4 1-0 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett J. Bibby -3% 66% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b4 1-0 2 1-- KCR C. Rojas J. Bibby 1% 68% Brett Steals 2B; Brett to 3B/Adv on E6 (throw to 2B)
b4 1-0 2 --3 O KCR C. Rojas J. Bibby -4% 64% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Nelson Briles facing 7-8-9
t5 0-1 0 --- O TEX R. Howell N. Briles 3% 67% Groundout: C-1B
t5 0-1 1 --- O TEX R. Smalley N. Briles 2% 70% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 0-1 2 --- TEX B. Fahey N. Briles -3% 67% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t5 0-1 2 -2- O TEX C. Tovar N. Briles 5% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Rangers' Jim Bibby facing 8-9-1
b5 1-0 0 --- KCR V. Pinson J. Bibby 3% 74% Single to 2B
b5 1-0 0 1-- KCR B. Martinez J. Bibby 8% 83% Single to CF; Pinson to 3B
b5 1-0 0 1-3 O KCR F. Patek J. Bibby -8% 75% Fielder's Choice 3B; Pinson out at Hm/3B-C; Martinez to 2B
b5 1-0 1 12- O KCR A. Otis J. Bibby -4% 70% Foul Popfly: 1B
b5 1-0 2 12- O KCR J. Mayberry J. Bibby -4% 66% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Nelson Briles facing 2-3-4
Frank White replaces Cookie Rojas playing 2B batting 7th
t6 0-1 0 --- O TEX W. Davis N. Briles 4% 70% Flyball: RF
t6 0-1 1 --- O TEX L. Randle N. Briles 3% 73% Popfly: 2B
t6 0-1 2 --- O TEX J. Burroughs N. Briles 2% 74% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Rangers' Jim Bibby facing 4-5-6
b6 1-0 0 --- KCR H. McRae J. Bibby 3% 78% Single to LF
b6 1-0 0 1-- R KCR H. Killebrew J. Bibby 11% 89% Single to LF; McRae Scores/Adv on E7; Killebrew to 2B
b6 2-0 0 -2- O KCR G. Brett J. Bibby -2% 86% Flyball: LF
b6 2-0 1 -2- O KCR F. White J. Bibby -2% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 2-0 2 -2- O KCR V. Pinson J. Bibby -2% 82% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Nelson Briles facing 5-6-7
t7 0-2 0 --- O TEX M. Hargrove N. Briles 3% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 0-2 1 --- TEX J. Spencer N. Briles -6% 80% Double (CF-RF)
Joe Lovitto pinch runs for Jim Spencer (DH) batting 6th
t7 0-2 1 -2- O TEX R. Howell N. Briles 5% 85% Flyball: LF
t7 0-2 2 -2- O TEX R. Smalley N. Briles 4% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Jim Bibby facing 9-1-2
b7 2-0 0 --- O KCR B. Martinez J. Bibby -1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 2-0 1 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Bibby -1% 87% Flyball: RF
b7 2-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Bibby -1% 87% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Nelson Briles facing 9-1-2
t8 0-2 0 --- TEX B. Fahey N. Briles -7% 80% Single to RF
t8 0-2 0 1-- O TEX C. Tovar N. Briles 6% 86% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t8 0-2 1 1-- RR TEX W. Davis N. Briles -31% 55% Home Run; Tovar Scores
t8 2-2 1 --- O TEX L. Randle N. Briles 3% 58% Strikeout
t8 2-2 2 --- O TEX J. Burroughs N. Briles 2% 61% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Rangers' Jim Bibby facing 3-4-5
Jim Sundberg replaces Bill Fahey playing C batting 9th
b8 2-2 0 --- KCR J. Mayberry J. Bibby 6% 67% Walk
b8 2-2 0 1-- KCR H. McRae J. Bibby 9% 76% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Mayberry to 2B
Steve Foucault replaces Jim Bibby pitching
b8 2-2 0 12- O KCR H. Killebrew S. Foucault -9% 67% Strikeout
b8 2-2 1 12- R KCR G. Brett S. Foucault 24% 91% Single to CF; Mayberry Scores; McRae to 3B
b8 3-2 1 1-3 RR KCR F. White S. Foucault 7% 98% Single to LF; McRae Scores; Brett Scores; White to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b8 5-2 1 -2- O KCR V. Pinson S. Foucault -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 5-2 2 -2- R KCR B. Martinez S. Foucault 2% 99% Single to LF; White Scores; Martinez to 2B/Adv on E7
b8 6-2 2 -2- O KCR F. Patek S. Foucault -0% 99% Flyball: LF
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 6.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Nelson Briles facing 5-6-7
t9 2-6 0 --- O TEX M. Hargrove N. Briles 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 2-6 1 --- O TEX J. Lovitto N. Briles 0% 100% Popfly: SS
t9 2-6 2 --- O TEX R. Howell N. Briles 0% 100% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 6.

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