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@BAL
5
1
BOS
@CLE
7
6
 
(12)
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@KCR
3
8
MIL
@NYY
1
2
MIN
@OAK
3
1
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@SEA
7
5
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@CIN
6
7
 
(10)
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@HOU
0
2
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@LAD
5
6
 
(12)
MON
@PIT
5
4
PHI
@STL
2
2
 
(5)
Sunday, April 8, 1979, 1:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 23,477, Time of Game: 2:20
Blue Jays
3
0-3
 Lost 3 
7th, 2 GB
at Royals
8
3-0
 Won 3 
1st
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Blue Jays       1  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  5  1
Royals          1  0  1   0  3  0   2  1  X    8  9  2

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alfredo Griffin SS 2 2 0 0 2 0 4 .200 .385 .300 .685 0.048 0.80 0.074 -0.026 0.4 1 2
Bob Bailor 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .250 .308 .417 .724 0.029 1.27 0.080 -0.051 0.5 1 4
Rick Bosetti CF 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .125 .111 .125 .236 0.122 1.36 0.171 -0.048 0.9 2 0 SF,GDP
Rico Carty DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .400 .500 .400 .900 -0.096 0.71 0.000 -0.096 -1.3 GDP
Otto Velez LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.085 0.82 0.000 -0.085 -0.9 1 0
John Mayberry 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .500 .500 .667 1.167 -0.057 0.57 0.001 -0.058 -0.4 8 0
Rick Cerone C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .200 .333 .600 .933 0.000 0.37 0.023 -0.023 0.3 4 1 2B
Dave McKay 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .182 .182 .182 .364 -0.024 0.83 0.031 -0.056 -0.9 2 2
Bobby Brown RF 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .000 .143 .000 .143 -0.056 1.31 0.028 -0.084 -0.4 4 0
Mark Lemongello P 1 4
   Dave Lemanczyk P 0 1
   Balor Moore P 0 0
   Tom Murphy P 0 0
Team Totals 29 3 5 1 5 3 35 .172 .286 .207 .493 -0.119 0.88 0.408 -0.527 -1.8 24 14
2B: R Cerone (1, off P Splittorff).
SF: R Bosetti (1, off P Splittorff).
TB: R Cerone 2; B Bailor; D McKay; R Bosetti; J Mayberry.
GIDP: R Bosetti (1); R Carty (1).
RBI: R Bosetti (1).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
E: O Velez (1).

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 3 4 1 1 0 5 .462 .500 .692 1.192 0.278 1.01 0.278 0.000 3.7 0 5 3B,2B,2·SB
Hal McRae DH 3 1 0 0 1 0 5 .182 .357 .273 .630 -0.030 0.96 0.053 -0.084 -0.5 SB,HBP
Amos Otis CF 4 2 2 3 1 0 5 .455 .538 .909 1.448 0.269 1.09 0.305 -0.036 1.4 1 0 2B,SB
Darrell Porter C 2 1 1 2 2 0 4 .556 .667 .778 1.444 0.128 1.25 0.128 0.000 1.4 3 0
Pete LaCock 1B 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .222 .222 .333 .556 -0.016 0.96 0.088 -0.104 0.8 14 0 2B
Clint Hurdle LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .125 .300 .250 .550 -0.082 1.02 0.000 -0.082 -0.9 1 0
   Willie Wilson LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.006 0.21 0.000 -0.006 -0.4 1 0
Al Cowens RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .083 .154 .083 .237 -0.054 0.53 0.000 -0.054 -0.8 3 0
Frank White 2B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .167 .231 .167 .397 -0.034 0.30 0.002 -0.036 0.0 3 3 SB
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .455 .500 .455 .955 -0.072 0.69 0.000 -0.072 -1.0 0 4
Paul Splittorff P 1 2
Team Totals 33 8 9 8 5 4 39 .273 .385 .424 .809 0.381 0.86 0.854 -0.474 3.7 27 14
2B: A Otis (2, off M Lemongello); G Brett (1, off D Lemanczyk); P LaCock (1, off D Lemanczyk).
3B: G Brett (1, off M Lemongello).
HBP: H McRae (1, by M Lemongello).
TB: G Brett 7; A Otis 3; P LaCock 2; D Porter; F White.
RBI: A Otis 3 (6); P LaCock 2 (2); D Porter 2 (7); G Brett (1).
2-out RBI: P LaCock 2; A Otis; G Brett.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 5 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 2. P Splittorff-F White-P LaCock; G Brett-F White-P LaCock.
E: D Porter (1); F Patek (1).
Baserunning
SB: G Brett 2 (2, 3rd base off M Lemongello/R Cerone, 2nd base off M Lemongello/R Cerone); A Otis (1, 2nd base off M Lemongello/R Cerone); H McRae (1, 2nd base off M Lemongello/R Cerone); F White (1, 2nd base off B Moore/R Cerone).

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mark Lemongello, L (0-1) 4.1 5 5 5 3 3 0 10.38 22 33 -0.376 1.24 -3.0
Dave Lemanczyk 2.1 2 2 2 1 1 0 7.71 10 1 0 -0.004 0.61 -0.6
Balor Moore 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 5.40 6 1 0 -0.002 0.08 -0.6
Tom Murphy 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.70 1 2 0 0.001 0.05 0.5
Team Totals 8 9 8 8 5 4 0 9.00 39 33 4 0 -0.381 0.86 -3.7

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, W (1-0) 9 5 3 1 5 3 0 1.00 35 67 0.119 0.88 1.8
Team Totals 9 5 3 1 5 3 0 1.00 35 67 0.119 0.88 1.8
Balks: None.
WP: B Moore (2).
HBP: M Lemongello (1; H McRae).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Zirbel, 1B - John Shulock, 2B - Bob Jones, 3B - Don Schulte.
Time of Game: 2:20.
Attendance: 23,477.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 48° F, Wind 21mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Toronto Blue Jays         Kansas City Royals
1 Alfredo Griffin SS 1 George Brett 3B
2 Bob Bailor 3B 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Rick Bosetti CF 3 Amos Otis CF
4 Rico Carty DH 4 Darrell Porter C
5 Otto Velez LF 5 Pete LaCock 1B
6 John Mayberry 1B 6 Clint Hurdle LF
7 Rick Cerone C 7 Al Cowens RF
8 Dave McKay 2B 8 Frank White 2B
9 Bobby Brown RF 9 Freddie Patek SS
Mark Lemongello P Paul Splittorff P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 2-3 1 -23 RR KCR A. Otis M. Lemongello 18% 72% Double to LF; Brett Scores; McRae Scores
b5 4-3 1 -2- R KCR D. Porter M. Lemongello 10% 82% Single to RF; Otis Scores; Porter to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b3 1-3 2 -2- R KCR A. Otis M. Lemongello 10% 41% Single to CF; Brett Scores
t3 1-1 1 123 RRO TOR R. Bosetti P. Splittorff -9% 30% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Brown Scores; Griffin Scores/Adv on E2/No RBI/unER; Bailor to 3B
b1 0-1 0 --- KCR G. Brett M. Lemongello 9% 54% Triple to RF

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' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- TOR A. Griffin P. Splittorff -3% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O TOR B. Bailor P. Splittorff 2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B; Griffin to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- R TOR R. Bosetti P. Splittorff -8% 40% Single to SS; Griffin Scores/Adv on E6/No RBI/unER
t1 1-0 1 1-- OO TOR R. Carty P. Splittorff 5% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Mark Lemongello facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- KCR G. Brett M. Lemongello 9% 54% Triple to RF
b1 0-1 0 --3 O KCR H. McRae M. Lemongello -5% 49% Flyball: RF
b1 0-1 1 --3 KCR A. Otis M. Lemongello 2% 52% Walk
b1 0-1 1 1-3 RO KCR D. Porter M. Lemongello 2% 53% Groundout: P-2B-1B; Brett Scores; Otis to 2B
b1 1-1 2 -2- O KCR P. LaCock M. Lemongello -3% 50% Groundout: P unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t2 1-1 0 --- O TOR O. Velez P. Splittorff 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 1-1 1 --- O TOR J. Mayberry P. Splittorff 2% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t2 1-1 2 --- O TOR R. Cerone P. Splittorff 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Blue Jays' Mark Lemongello facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Lemongello -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 1-1 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Lemongello -2% 51% Groundout: P-1B
b2 1-1 2 --- O KCR F. White M. Lemongello -1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
t3 1-1 0 --- O TOR D. McKay P. Splittorff 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t3 1-1 1 --- TOR B. Brown P. Splittorff -3% 50% Walk
t3 1-1 1 1-- TOR A. Griffin P. Splittorff -4% 46% Walk; Brown to 2B
t3 1-1 1 12- TOR B. Bailor P. Splittorff -6% 39% Walk; Brown to 3B; Griffin to 2B
t3 1-1 1 123 RRO TOR R. Bosetti P. Splittorff -9% 30% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Brown Scores; Griffin Scores/Adv on E2/No RBI/unER; Bailor to 3B
t3 3-1 2 --3 O TOR R. Carty P. Splittorff 3% 33% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Blue Jays' Mark Lemongello facing 9-1-2
b3 1-3 0 --- O KCR F. Patek M. Lemongello -3% 31% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-3 1 --- KCR G. Brett M. Lemongello 3% 34% Walk
b3 1-3 1 1-- O KCR H. McRae M. Lemongello -3% 30% Popfly: 2B
b3 1-3 2 1-- KCR A. Otis M. Lemongello 1% 31% Brett Steals 2B
b3 1-3 2 -2- R KCR A. Otis M. Lemongello 10% 41% Single to CF; Brett Scores
b3 2-3 2 1-- KCR D. Porter M. Lemongello 1% 42% Otis Steals 2B
b3 2-3 2 -2- KCR D. Porter M. Lemongello 1% 43% Walk
b3 2-3 2 12- O KCR P. LaCock M. Lemongello -5% 38% Popfly: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t4 3-2 0 --- O TOR O. Velez P. Splittorff 2% 40% Strikeout
t4 3-2 1 --- O TOR J. Mayberry P. Splittorff 2% 42% Strikeout
t4 3-2 2 --- O TOR R. Cerone P. Splittorff 1% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Blue Jays' Mark Lemongello facing 6-7-8
b4 2-3 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Lemongello -3% 40% Groundout: P-1B
b4 2-3 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Lemongello -2% 38% Flyball: LF
b4 2-3 2 --- O KCR F. White M. Lemongello -1% 37% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
t5 3-2 0 --- O TOR D. McKay P. Splittorff 2% 39% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 3-2 1 --- O TOR B. Brown P. Splittorff 2% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 3-2 2 --- O TOR A. Griffin P. Splittorff 1% 42% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Blue Jays' Mark Lemongello facing 9-1-2
b5 2-3 0 --- O KCR F. Patek M. Lemongello -3% 39% Groundout: P-1B
b5 2-3 1 --- KCR G. Brett M. Lemongello 4% 42% Single to RF
b5 2-3 1 1-- KCR H. McRae M. Lemongello 5% 48% Hit By Pitch; Brett to 2B
b5 2-3 1 12- KCR A. Otis M. Lemongello 7% 55% Brett Steals 3B; McRae Steals 2B
b5 2-3 1 -23 RR KCR A. Otis M. Lemongello 18% 72% Double to LF; Brett Scores; McRae Scores
b5 4-3 1 -2- R KCR D. Porter M. Lemongello 10% 82% Single to RF; Otis Scores; Porter to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
Dave Lemanczyk replaces Mark Lemongello pitching
b5 5-3 1 -2- O KCR P. LaCock D. Lemanczyk -2% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B; Porter to 3B
b5 5-3 2 --3 O KCR C. Hurdle D. Lemanczyk -3% 77% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Royals 5.
Top of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
Willie Wilson replaces Clint Hurdle playing LF batting 6th
t6 3-5 0 --- O TOR B. Bailor P. Splittorff 3% 81% Lineout: LF
t6 3-5 1 --- O TOR R. Bosetti P. Splittorff 2% 83% Flyball: RF
t6 3-5 2 --- O TOR R. Carty P. Splittorff 1% 84% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Blue Jays' Dave Lemanczyk facing 7-8-9
b6 5-3 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens D. Lemanczyk -1% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 5-3 1 --- O KCR F. White D. Lemanczyk -1% 82% Flyball: CF
b6 5-3 2 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Lemanczyk -1% 81% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Royals 5.
Top of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t7 3-5 0 --- O TOR O. Velez P. Splittorff 4% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-5 1 --- O TOR J. Mayberry P. Splittorff 2% 87% Flyball: CF
t7 3-5 2 --- TOR R. Cerone P. Splittorff -2% 85% Walk
t7 3-5 2 1-- TOR D. McKay P. Splittorff -3% 82% Single to LF; Cerone to 2B
t7 3-5 2 12- O TOR B. Brown P. Splittorff 7% 88% Lineout: P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Blue Jays' Dave Lemanczyk facing 1-2-3
b7 5-3 0 --- KCR G. Brett D. Lemanczyk 3% 91% Double to CF
b7 5-3 0 -2- O KCR H. McRae D. Lemanczyk -0% 91% Lineout: RF; Brett to 3B
b7 5-3 1 --3 O KCR A. Otis D. Lemanczyk -3% 88% Fielder's Choice P; Brett out at Hm/P-3B-C-SS-3B; Otis to 2B
b7 5-3 2 -2- KCR D. Porter D. Lemanczyk 0% 88% Walk
b7 5-3 2 12- RR KCR P. LaCock D. Lemanczyk 9% 97% Double to LF; Otis Scores; Porter Scores
Balor Moore replaces Dave Lemanczyk pitching
b7 7-3 2 -2- KCR W. Wilson B. Moore 0% 97% Wild Pitch; LaCock to 3B
b7 7-3 2 --3 O KCR W. Wilson B. Moore -1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Royals 7.
Top of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 3-7, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t8 3-7 0 --- O TOR A. Griffin P. Splittorff 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-7 1 --- TOR B. Bailor P. Splittorff -1% 96% Single to RF
t8 3-7 1 1-- OO TOR R. Bosetti P. Splittorff 3% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Royals 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-3, Blue Jays' Balor Moore facing 7-8-9
b8 7-3 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens B. Moore -0% 99% Flyball: RF
b8 7-3 1 --- KCR F. White B. Moore 0% 99% Single to CF
b8 7-3 1 1-- KCR F. Patek B. Moore 0% 99% White Steals 2B
b8 7-3 1 -2- O KCR F. Patek B. Moore -0% 99% Flyball: RF
b8 7-3 2 -2- R KCR G. Brett B. Moore 1% 99% Single to LF; White Scores; Brett to 2B/Adv on E7
b8 8-3 2 -2- KCR H. McRae B. Moore 0% 99% Walk
Tom Murphy replaces Balor Moore pitching
b8 8-3 2 12- O KCR A. Otis T. Murphy -0% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Royals 8.
Top of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 3-8, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t9 3-8 0 --- O TOR R. Carty P. Splittorff 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 3-8 1 --- O TOR O. Velez P. Splittorff 0% 100% Popfly: 2B
t9 3-8 2 --- TOR J. Mayberry P. Splittorff -0% 100% Single to RF
t9 3-8 2 1-- TOR R. Cerone P. Splittorff -0% 100% Double to LF; Mayberry to 3B
t9 3-8 2 -23 O TOR D. McKay P. Splittorff 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Royals 8.

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