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Standings
CHW
@KCR
3
4
TOR
@TEX
0
5
STL
@ATL
3
2
 
(10)
LAD
@PHI
3
4
 
(10)
Monday, April 23, 1979, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 17,864, Time of Game: 2:18
White Sox
3
7-8
 Lost 2 
4th, 4½ GB
at Royals
4
6-8
 Won 1 
5th, 5 GB
L: Rich Wortham (3-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  3  0    3 10  0
Royals          1  0  0   0  3  0   0  0  X    4 10  3

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alan Bannister 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .400 .475 .580 1.055 -0.067 1.58 0.083 -0.151 -1.4 3 3
Claudell Washington RF 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .288 .333 .439 .773 0.075 1.40 0.141 -0.066 0.4 3 0 2B
Chet Lemon CF 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .379 .414 .545 .960 -0.124 1.75 0.052 -0.176 -0.3 6 0
Wayne Nordhagen DH 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .333 .440 .381 .821 -0.069 1.84 0.110 -0.180 0.4
Lamar Johnson 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .290 .353 .484 .837 -0.174 1.57 0.046 -0.220 -1.7 4 1 2·GDP
Eric Soderholm 3B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .286 .375 .393 .768 -0.046 0.91 0.021 -0.067 -0.5 0 0
Junior Moore LF 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 .444 .435 .444 .879 0.198 1.04 0.214 -0.016 2.1 1 1
Bill Nahorodny C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .208 .321 .292 .613 -0.139 1.75 0.021 -0.160 -0.8 5 1
Greg Pryor SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .394 .429 .545 .974 -0.086 1.73 0.044 -0.131 -0.1 2 2 2B
Rich Wortham P 0 1
   Dewey Robinson P 0 1
Team Totals 37 3 10 1 3 2 40 .270 .325 .324 .649 -0.432 1.52 0.732 -1.167 -1.8 24 10
2B: G Pryor (3, off P Splittorff); C Washington (7, off P Splittorff).
TB: C Washington 3; J Moore 3; G Pryor 2; L Johnson; C Lemon; W Nordhagen; A Bannister.
GIDP: L Johnson 2 (2).
RBI: J Moore (6).
2-out RBI: J Moore.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Nahorodny-A Bannister; A Bannister-L Johnson.
Outfield Assists: J Moore (G Brett at home plate).

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 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .250 .318 .383 .702 -0.037 0.74 0.003 -0.040 -0.5 3 2
Frank White 2B 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .235 .273 .314 .586 0.062 0.83 0.096 -0.033 0.7 3 3 2·2B
John Wathan 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .412 .444 .588 1.033 0.054 0.73 0.078 -0.025 0.3 8 0
Al Cowens RF 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .277 .382 .340 .722 -0.079 0.78 0.022 -0.102 -0.6 4 0 SB,CS,GDP
Hal McRae DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .296 .406 .444 .851 -0.048 0.43 0.000 -0.048 -0.9
Darrell Porter C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .348 .466 .435 .900 -0.028 0.69 0.022 -0.050 -0.6 3 0 CS
Joe Zdeb LF 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.002 0.85 0.024 -0.025 -0.0 3 0
   Steve Braun PH-LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .500 .333 .833 0.002 0.31 0.002 0.000 0.1 0 0
Freddie Patek SS 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .326 .396 .395 .791 0.082 0.78 0.114 -0.032 0.4 1 3 2B
Willie Wilson CF 3 1 3 0 0 0 3 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.061 0.56 0.074 -0.013 0.8 2 0 2·SB,CS
Paul Splittorff P 0 1
   Al Hrabosky P 0 0
Team Totals 29 4 10 4 3 3 32 .345 .406 .448 .855 0.067 0.68 0.435 -0.368 -0.3 27 9
2B: F White 2 (4, 1 off R Wortham, 1 off D Robinson); F Patek (3, off R Wortham).
TB: F White 4; W Wilson 3; J Wathan 2; F Patek 2; D Porter; J Zdeb.
GIDP: A Cowens (3).
RBI: F White 2 (6); F Patek (6); A Cowens (8).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. F Patek-F White-J Wathan 2.
E: W Wilson 2 (2); F Patek (4).
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson 2 (2, 2nd base off R Wortham/B Nahorodny, 2nd base off D Robinson/B Nahorodny); A Cowens (1, 2nd base off D Robinson/B Nahorodny).
CS: A Cowens (2, 2nd base by R Wortham POCS); D Porter (1, 2nd base by R Wortham/B Nahorodny); W Wilson (1, Home by D Robinson/B Nahorodny).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rich Wortham, L (3-1) 4.1 8 4 4 1 1 0 3.45 19 31 -0.072 0.92 -0.9
Dewey Robinson 3.2 2 0 0 2 2 0 5.73 13 3 2 0.006 0.35 1.2
Team Totals 8 10 4 4 3 3 0 4.50 32 31 3 2 -0.066 0.68 0.3

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, W (2-2) 7.2 8 3 0 3 1 0 3.21 34 55 0.171 1.09 0.9
Al Hrabosky, S (3) 1.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.23 6 1 0 0.263 3.98 0.9
Team Totals 9 10 3 0 3 2 0 0.00 40 55 1 0 0.434 1.52 1.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: R Wortham (1; A Cowens, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bob Jones, 1B - Dick Nelson, 2B - Larry Zirbel, 3B - Harold Easley.
Time of Game: 2:18.
Attendance: 17,864.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 64° F, Wind 10mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Alan Bannister 2B 1 George Brett 3B
2 Claudell Washingto RF 2 Frank White 2B
3 Chet Lemon CF 3 John Wathan 1B
4 Wayne Nordhagen DH 4 Al Cowens RF
5 Lamar Johnson 1B 5 Hal McRae DH
6 Eric Soderholm 3B 6 Darrell Porter C
7 Junior Moore LF 7 Joe Zdeb LF
8 Bill Nahorodny C 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Greg Pryor SS 9 Willie Wilson CF
Rich Wortham P Paul Splittorff P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 1-4 2 1-3 RR CHW J. Moore P. Splittorff -15% 77% Single to CF; Lemon Scores/unER; Soderholm Scores/Adv on E8/No RBI/unER; Moore to 3B
t9 3-4 2 12- O CHW W. Nordhagen A. Hrabosky 14% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 3-4 1 12- O CHW C. Lemon A. Hrabosky 14% 86% Flyball: CF
t8 0-4 0 123 ROO CHW L. Johnson P. Splittorff 14% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Washington Scores/No RBI/unER; Lemon to 3B
b5 1-0 1 1-- R KCR F. Patek R. Wortham 11% 82% Double to LF; Zdeb Scores

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 --- O CHW A. Bannister P. Splittorff 2% 52% Lineout: 3B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHW C. Washington P. Splittorff 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- CHW C. Lemon P. Splittorff -1% 53% Single to CF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CHW W. Nordhagen P. Splittorff 2% 55% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Rich Wortham facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Wortham -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- KCR F. White R. Wortham 4% 57% Double to LF
b1 0-0 1 -2- KCR J. Wathan R. Wortham 5% 61% Single to CF; White to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 RO KCR A. Cowens R. Wortham 1% 62% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; White Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae R. Wortham -2% 60% Cowens Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- O CHW L. Johnson P. Splittorff 2% 63% Flyball: LF
t2 0-1 1 --- O CHW E. Soderholm P. Splittorff 2% 64% Flyball: RF
t2 0-1 2 --- CHW J. Moore P. Splittorff -1% 63% Single to LF
t2 0-1 2 1-- CHW B. Nahorodny P. Splittorff -2% 61% Walk; Moore to 2B
t2 0-1 2 12- CHW G. Pryor P. Splittorff -3% 58% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Moore to 3B; Nahorodny to 2B
t2 0-1 2 123 O CHW A. Bannister P. Splittorff 8% 65% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, White Sox' Rich Wortham facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Wortham -2% 63% Lineout: CF
b2 1-0 1 --- KCR D. Porter R. Wortham 2% 66% Single to LF
b2 1-0 1 1-- OO KCR J. Zdeb R. Wortham -5% 61% Double Play: Strikeout, Porter Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
t3 0-1 0 --- O CHW C. Washington P. Splittorff 3% 64% Strikeout
t3 0-1 1 --- O CHW C. Lemon P. Splittorff 2% 65% Flyball: LF
t3 0-1 2 --- O CHW W. Nordhagen P. Splittorff 1% 67% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, White Sox' Rich Wortham facing 8-9-1
b3 1-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek R. Wortham -2% 65% Flyball: RF
b3 1-0 1 --- KCR W. Wilson R. Wortham 2% 67% Single to CF
b3 1-0 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett R. Wortham -2% 65% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Wilson to 2B
b3 1-0 2 -2- O KCR F. White R. Wortham -3% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t4 0-1 0 --- CHW L. Johnson P. Splittorff -5% 57% Single to CF
t4 0-1 0 1-- O CHW E. Soderholm P. Splittorff 4% 62% Flyball: CF
t4 0-1 1 1-- CHW J. Moore P. Splittorff -5% 57% Single to LF; Johnson to 2B
t4 0-1 1 12- O CHW B. Nahorodny P. Splittorff 6% 63% Foul Popfly: 3B
t4 0-1 2 12- O CHW G. Pryor P. Splittorff 5% 68% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, White Sox' Rich Wortham facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- KCR J. Wathan R. Wortham 3% 72% Single to CF
b4 1-0 0 1-- OO KCR A. Cowens R. Wortham -7% 65% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
b4 1-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Wortham -1% 63% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t5 0-1 0 --- O CHW A. Bannister P. Splittorff 3% 67% Flyball: RF
t5 0-1 1 --- O CHW C. Washington P. Splittorff 2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-1 2 --- O CHW C. Lemon P. Splittorff 2% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, White Sox' Rich Wortham facing 6-7-8
b5 1-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter R. Wortham -2% 68% Flyball: CF
b5 1-0 1 --- KCR J. Zdeb R. Wortham 2% 71% Single to 3B
b5 1-0 1 1-- R KCR F. Patek R. Wortham 11% 82% Double to LF; Zdeb Scores
b5 2-0 1 -2- KCR W. Wilson R. Wortham 3% 85% Single/Bunt; Patek to 3B
b5 2-0 1 1-3 KCR G. Brett R. Wortham 1% 86% Wilson Steals 2B
b5 2-0 1 -23 KCR G. Brett R. Wortham 0% 87% Walk
Dewey Robinson replaces Rich Wortham pitching
b5 2-0 1 123 RRO KCR F. White D. Robinson 6% 92% Double to LF; Patek Scores; Wilson Scores; Brett out at Hm/LF-SS-C
b5 4-0 2 -2- O KCR J. Wathan D. Robinson -1% 91% Lineout: CF
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t6 0-4 0 --- CHW W. Nordhagen P. Splittorff -3% 88% Single to LF
t6 0-4 0 1-- OO CHW L. Johnson P. Splittorff 6% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t6 0-4 2 --- O CHW E. Soderholm P. Splittorff 1% 95% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, White Sox' Dewey Robinson facing 4-5-6
b6 4-0 0 --- KCR A. Cowens D. Robinson 1% 96% Walk
b6 4-0 0 1-- KCR H. McRae D. Robinson 1% 96% Cowens Steals 2B
b6 4-0 0 -2- O KCR H. McRae D. Robinson -1% 95% Strikeout
b6 4-0 1 -2- O KCR D. Porter D. Robinson -1% 95% Lineout: RF; Cowens to 3B
Steve Braun pinch hits for Joe Zdeb (LF) batting 7th
b6 4-0 2 --3 KCR S. Braun D. Robinson 0% 95% Walk
b6 4-0 2 1-3 O KCR F. Patek D. Robinson -1% 94% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
Steve Braun moves from PH to LF
t7 0-4 0 --- O CHW J. Moore P. Splittorff 2% 95% Groundout: P-1B
t7 0-4 1 --- O CHW B. Nahorodny P. Splittorff 1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 0-4 2 --- CHW G. Pryor P. Splittorff -1% 95% Double to LF
t7 0-4 2 -2- O CHW A. Bannister P. Splittorff 2% 97% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, White Sox' Dewey Robinson facing 9-1-2
b7 4-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson D. Robinson 0% 97% Single to CF
b7 4-0 0 1-- KCR G. Brett D. Robinson 0% 98% Wilson Steals 2B
b7 4-0 0 -2- O KCR G. Brett D. Robinson -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wilson to 3B
b7 4-0 1 --3 O KCR F. White D. Robinson -1% 96% Wilson Caught Stealing Hm (P-C)
b7 4-0 2 --- O KCR F. White D. Robinson -0% 96% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
t8 0-4 0 --- CHW C. Washington P. Splittorff -3% 93% Double to LF
t8 0-4 0 -2- CHW C. Lemon P. Splittorff -4% 89% Walk
t8 0-4 0 12- CHW W. Nordhagen P. Splittorff -8% 81% Reached on E8 (Fly Ball); Washington to 3B; Lemon to 2B
t8 0-4 0 123 ROO CHW L. Johnson P. Splittorff 14% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Washington Scores/No RBI/unER; Lemon to 3B
t8 1-4 2 --3 CHW E. Soderholm P. Splittorff -2% 93% Walk
t8 1-4 2 1-3 RR CHW J. Moore P. Splittorff -15% 77% Single to CF; Lemon Scores/unER; Soderholm Scores/Adv on E8/No RBI/unER; Moore to 3B
Al Hrabosky replaces Paul Splittorff pitching
t8 3-4 2 --3 O CHW B. Nahorodny A. Hrabosky 9% 86% Strikeout
3 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, White Sox' Dewey Robinson facing 3-4-5
b8 4-3 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan D. Robinson -1% 85% Lineout: 2B
b8 4-3 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens D. Robinson -1% 84% Flyball: CF
b8 4-3 2 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Robinson -1% 83% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Al Hrabosky facing 9-1-2
t9 3-4 0 --- O CHW G. Pryor A. Hrabosky 8% 91% Lineout: 3B
t9 3-4 1 --- CHW A. Bannister A. Hrabosky -8% 82% Single to RF
t9 3-4 1 1-- CHW C. Washington A. Hrabosky -11% 71% Single to LF; Bannister to 2B
t9 3-4 1 12- O CHW C. Lemon A. Hrabosky 14% 86% Flyball: CF
t9 3-4 2 12- O CHW W. Nordhagen A. Hrabosky 14% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 4.

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