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CAL
@BAL
3
2
 
(11)
OAK
@BOS
4
7
TEX
@CHW
2
1
TOR
@KCR
1
6
CLE
@MIL
5
6
DET
@MIN
6
5
 
(10)
SEA
@NYY
0
3
CHC
@CIN
2
3
MON
@LAD
0
4
HOU
@PIT
11
3
NYM
@SDP
9
2
PHI
@SFG
6
5
ATL
@STL
2
5
Friday, April 29, 1977,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 15,523, Time of Game: 2:27
Blue Jays
1
9-11
 Lost 2 
5th, 4 GB
at Royals
6
11-7
 Won 1 
1st
W: Jim Colborn (4-1)
L: Bill Singer (0-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Blue Jays       1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  7  1
Royals          0  0  0   3  0  1   2  0  X    6  8  0

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bob Bailor CF 5 1 3 0 0 0 5 .308 .333 .508 .841 0.257 1.18 0.274 -0.017 2.2 3 0 2·2B
Jim Mason SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .105 .177 .123 .300 -0.104 1.33 0.000 -0.104 -1.1 3 2 SH
Al Woods LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .267 .455 .721 -0.167 1.20 0.000 -0.167 -1.7 0 0
Otto Velez RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .417 .517 .854 1.371 -0.100 1.27 0.012 -0.113 -1.0 1 0
Ron Fairly DH 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .239 .375 .391 .766 -0.029 0.99 0.026 -0.055 -0.1
Doug Ault 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .356 .427 .616 1.043 -0.036 0.93 0.042 -0.078 -0.6 13 1 SB
Alan Ashby C 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .236 .323 .309 .632 0.024 0.68 0.045 -0.021 0.7 2 1 2B
Dave McKay 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .192 .213 .205 .419 -0.119 0.99 0.015 -0.134 -1.0 1 3 GDP
Pedro Garcia 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .205 .244 .282 .526 -0.016 0.81 0.048 -0.064 -1.1 1 2 GDP
Bill Singer P 0 3
   Pete Vuckovich P 0 2
Team Totals 31 1 7 0 5 3 37 .226 .333 .323 .656 -0.290 1.05 0.462 -0.753 -3.7 24 14
2B: B Bailor 2 (7, 2 off J Colborn); A Ashby (1, off J Colborn).
SH: J Mason (2, off J Colborn).
TB: B Bailor 5; A Ashby 3; P Garcia; D Ault.
GIDP: P Garcia (1); D McKay (4).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 11.
Fielding
E: P Garcia (3).
Baserunning
SB: D Ault (2, 2nd base off J Colborn/D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
George Brett 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .338 .424 .446 .869 0.031 0.70 0.063 -0.032 0.6 0 6
Hal McRae DH 3 2 0 0 1 0 4 .387 .465 .520 .985 0.061 1.31 0.125 -0.064 0.5
Tom Poquette LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .412 .429 .529 .958 0.096 0.65 0.128 -0.032 1.1 2 0 2B,CS
John Mayberry 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .250 .333 .417 .750 0.011 0.92 0.055 -0.043 -0.2 11 2 CS,IW
Amos Otis CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .229 .282 .429 .711 -0.115 0.98 0.016 -0.131 -1.1 1 0
Darrell Porter C 3 0 2 3 1 0 4 .365 .443 .519 .962 0.231 1.20 0.263 -0.032 2.4 4 1
Al Cowens RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .288 .333 .466 .799 -0.063 0.58 0.000 -0.063 -1.2 1 0
Freddie Patek SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .295 .366 .410 .776 -0.017 0.47 0.017 -0.034 0.2 1 2 SB
Frank White 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .230 .250 .361 .611 -0.027 0.42 0.000 -0.027 -0.5 5 3 SH
Jim Colborn P 2 3
Team Totals 30 6 8 5 3 1 34 .267 .333 .300 .633 0.208 0.83 0.667 -0.458 1.9 27 17
2B: T Poquette (2, off B Singer).
SH: F White (2, off B Singer).
IBB: J Mayberry (2, by B Singer).
TB: T Poquette 3; D Porter 2; G Brett 2; F Patek; J Mayberry.
RBI: D Porter 3 (11); G Brett (10); T Poquette (3).
2-out RBI: D Porter 3; T Poquette.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 4 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. F Patek-F White-J Mayberry; G Brett-F White-J Mayberry.
Baserunning
SB: F Patek (9, 3rd base off B Singer/A Ashby).
CS: J Mayberry (1, 2nd base by B Singer/A Ashby); T Poquette (2, 2nd base by P Vuckovich POCS).

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Singer, L (0-4) 6.2 8 6 5 2 1 0 7.09 30 35 -0.213 0.95 -2.6
Pete Vuckovich 1.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.91 4 1 0 0.003 0.04 0.8
Team Totals 8 8 6 5 3 1 0 5.62 34 35 1 0 -0.210 0.83 -1.9

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Colborn, W (4-1) 9 7 1 1 5 3 0 2.19 37 67 0.290 1.05 3.7
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 5 3 0 1.00 37 67 0.290 1.05 3.7
Balks: None.
WP: B Singer (2); J Colborn (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: B Singer (1; J Mayberry).
Pickoffs: P Vuckovich (1; T Poquette, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Russ Goetz, 1B - George Maloney, 2B - Terry Cooney, 3B - Greg Kosc.
Time of Game: 2:27.
Attendance: 15,523.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Toronto Blue Jays         Kansas City Royals
1 Bob Bailor CF 1 George Brett 3B
2 Jim Mason SS 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Al Woods LF 3 Tom Poquette LF
4 Otto Velez RF 4 John Mayberry 1B
5 Ron Fairly DH 5 Amos Otis CF
6 Doug Ault 1B 6 Darrell Porter C
7 Alan Ashby C 7 Al Cowens RF
8 Dave McKay 3B 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Pedro Garcia 2B 9 Frank White 2B
Bill Singer P Jim Colborn P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 1-1 2 -23 RR KCR D. Porter B. Singer 20% 77% Single to LF; Poquette Scores; Mayberry Scores
b4 0-1 1 1-- KCR T. Poquette B. Singer 11% 54% Double to RF; McRae to 3B
b4 0-1 1 123 R KCR A. Otis B. Singer 11% 66% Wild Pitch; McRae Scores; Poquette to 3B; Mayberry to 2B
t5 1-3 1 -23 O TOR A. Woods J. Colborn 10% 74% Flyball: LF
b4 1-1 1 -23 O KCR A. Otis B. Singer -9% 57% Popfly: 1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- TOR B. Bailor J. Colborn -6% 44% Double to LF
t1 0-0 0 -2- O TOR J. Mason J. Colborn 4% 48% Popfly: 1B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O TOR A. Woods J. Colborn 3% 51% Flyball: RF; Bailor to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 TOR O. Velez J. Colborn -1% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-3 TOR R. Fairly J. Colborn -2% 48% Walk; Velez to 2B
t1 0-0 2 123 R TOR D. Ault J. Colborn -8% 40% Wild Pitch; Bailor Scores; Velez to 3B; Fairly to 2B
t1 1-0 2 -23 O TOR D. Ault J. Colborn 5% 45% Popfly: 1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Bill Singer facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O KCR G. Brett B. Singer -2% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- O KCR H. McRae B. Singer -2% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-1 2 --- O KCR T. Poquette B. Singer -1% 40% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- O TOR A. Ashby J. Colborn 2% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- O TOR D. McKay J. Colborn 1% 43% Groundout: P-1B
t2 1-0 2 --- O TOR P. Garcia J. Colborn 1% 44% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Bill Singer facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- KCR J. Mayberry B. Singer 4% 48% Single to CF
b2 0-1 0 1-- O KCR A. Otis B. Singer -4% 45% Popfly: 3B
b2 0-1 1 1-- O KCR D. Porter B. Singer -3% 41% Lineout: CF
b2 0-1 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens B. Singer -3% 39% Mayberry Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- TOR B. Bailor J. Colborn -6% 33% Double to LF
t3 1-0 0 -2- O TOR J. Mason J. Colborn 4% 37% Strikeout Looking
t3 1-0 1 -2- O TOR A. Woods J. Colborn 3% 40% Fielder's Choice P; Bailor out at 3B/P-3B-SS; Woods to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
t3 1-0 2 -2- O TOR O. Velez J. Colborn 3% 44% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Bill Singer facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens B. Singer -3% 41% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- O KCR F. Patek B. Singer -2% 39% Foul Popfly: 1B
b3 0-1 2 --- O KCR F. White B. Singer -1% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- O TOR R. Fairly J. Colborn 2% 40% Groundout: 1B-P
t4 1-0 1 --- TOR D. Ault J. Colborn -3% 38% Single to CF
t4 1-0 1 1-- TOR A. Ashby J. Colborn -2% 36% Ault Steals 2B
t4 1-0 1 -2- TOR A. Ashby J. Colborn -2% 34% Walk
t4 1-0 1 12- OO TOR D. McKay J. Colborn 9% 43% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Bill Singer facing 1-2-3
b4 0-1 0 --- KCR G. Brett B. Singer 5% 48% Single to RF
b4 0-1 0 1-- O KCR H. McRae B. Singer -5% 43% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b4 0-1 1 1-- KCR T. Poquette B. Singer 11% 54% Double to RF; McRae to 3B
b4 0-1 1 -23 KCR J. Mayberry B. Singer 1% 56% Intentional Walk
b4 0-1 1 123 R KCR A. Otis B. Singer 11% 66% Wild Pitch; McRae Scores; Poquette to 3B; Mayberry to 2B
b4 1-1 1 -23 O KCR A. Otis B. Singer -9% 57% Popfly: 1B
b4 1-1 2 -23 RR KCR D. Porter B. Singer 20% 77% Single to LF; Poquette Scores; Mayberry Scores
b4 3-1 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens B. Singer -2% 75% Groundout: P-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 9-1-2
t5 1-3 0 --- TOR P. Garcia J. Colborn -5% 70% Single to LF
t5 1-3 0 1-- TOR B. Bailor J. Colborn -8% 63% Single to LF; Garcia to 2B
t5 1-3 0 12- O TOR J. Mason J. Colborn 1% 64% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Garcia to 3B; Bailor to 2B
t5 1-3 1 -23 O TOR A. Woods J. Colborn 10% 74% Flyball: LF
t5 1-3 2 -23 O TOR O. Velez J. Colborn 8% 81% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Blue Jays' Bill Singer facing 8-9-1
b5 3-1 0 --- O KCR F. Patek B. Singer -1% 80% Strikeout
b5 3-1 1 --- O KCR F. White B. Singer -1% 79% Foul Popfly: 1B
b5 3-1 2 --- O KCR G. Brett B. Singer -1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 5-6-7
t6 1-3 0 --- O TOR R. Fairly J. Colborn 3% 81% Flyball: LF
t6 1-3 1 --- O TOR D. Ault J. Colborn 2% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 1-3 2 --- TOR A. Ashby J. Colborn -2% 81% Single to RF
t6 1-3 2 1-- O TOR D. McKay J. Colborn 3% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Blue Jays' Bill Singer facing 2-3-4
b6 3-1 0 --- KCR H. McRae B. Singer 2% 86% Walk
b6 3-1 0 1-- O KCR T. Poquette B. Singer -2% 85% Foul Popfly: C
b6 3-1 1 1-- O KCR J. Mayberry B. Singer -2% 83% Popfly: SS
b6 3-1 2 1-- KCR A. Otis B. Singer 2% 85% Fielder's Choice 2B; McRae to 3B/Adv on E4 (throw to 2B)
b6 3-1 2 1-3 R KCR D. Porter B. Singer 7% 91% Single to RF; McRae Scores/unER; Otis to 3B
b6 4-1 2 1-3 O KCR A. Cowens B. Singer -2% 89% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 9-1-2
t7 1-4 0 --- O TOR P. Garcia J. Colborn 2% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 1-4 1 --- O TOR B. Bailor J. Colborn 2% 93% Lineout: CF
t7 1-4 2 --- O TOR J. Mason J. Colborn 1% 94% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Blue Jays' Bill Singer facing 8-9-1
b7 4-1 0 --- KCR F. Patek B. Singer 1% 95% Single to CF
b7 4-1 0 1-- O KCR F. White B. Singer -0% 95% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Patek to 2B
b7 4-1 1 -2- KCR G. Brett B. Singer 1% 96% Patek Steals 3B
b7 4-1 1 --3 R KCR G. Brett B. Singer 1% 97% Single to CF; Patek Scores
b7 5-1 1 1-- O KCR H. McRae B. Singer -0% 97% Groundout: P-1B; Brett to 2B
b7 5-1 2 -2- R KCR T. Poquette B. Singer 2% 98% Single to LF; Brett Scores
Pete Vuckovich replaces Bill Singer pitching
b7 6-1 2 1-- O KCR J. Mayberry P. Vuckovich -0% 98% Poquette Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 6.
Top of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 3-4-5
t8 1-6 0 --- O TOR A. Woods J. Colborn 1% 99% Groundout: P-1B
t8 1-6 1 --- O TOR O. Velez J. Colborn 0% 99% Strikeout
t8 1-6 2 --- TOR R. Fairly J. Colborn -0% 99% Walk
t8 1-6 2 1-- O TOR D. Ault J. Colborn 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Blue Jays' Pete Vuckovich facing 4-5-6
b8 6-1 0 --- O KCR J. Mayberry P. Vuckovich -0% 99% Groundout: P-SS-1B
b8 6-1 1 --- O KCR A. Otis P. Vuckovich -0% 99% Flyball: RF
b8 6-1 2 --- KCR D. Porter P. Vuckovich 0% 99% Walk
b8 6-1 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens P. Vuckovich -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 6.
Top of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 7-8-9
t9 1-6 0 --- TOR A. Ashby J. Colborn -1% 98% Double to LF
t9 1-6 0 -2- TOR D. McKay J. Colborn -2% 97% Walk
t9 1-6 0 12- OO TOR P. Garcia J. Colborn 3% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Ashby to 3B
t9 1-6 2 --3 O TOR B. Bailor J. Colborn 0% 100% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 6.

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