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BAL
@CAL
7
2
MIN
@CLE
2
7
CHW
@KCR
0
5
NYY
@OAK
3
1
BOS
@SEA
4
3
 
(12)
TOR
@TEX
2
0
STL
@ATL
6
5
 
(10)
PIT
@CIN
9
2
SDP
@MON
1
5
SFG
@NYM
3
10
LAD
@PHI
6
7
 
(10)
Tuesday, April 24, 1979, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 16,335, Time of Game: 2:21
White Sox
0
7-9
 Lost 3 
5th, 4½ GB
at Royals
5
7-8
 Won 2 
4th, 4 GB
L: Lerrin LaGrow (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  7  0
Royals          1  0  1   0  1  2   0  0  X    5 11  0

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ralph Garr LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .349 .348 .419 .766 -0.039 0.92 0.035 -0.073 -0.5 0 0
Claudell Washington RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .271 .316 .414 .730 -0.080 0.80 0.000 -0.080 -1.0 6 0
Chet Lemon CF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .391 .432 .565 .998 0.067 0.74 0.086 -0.019 1.0 3 0 2B
Mike Squires 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .387 .394 .548 .942 -0.098 1.09 0.000 -0.098 -1.2 10 1
Alan Bannister 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .370 .444 .537 .981 -0.113 1.06 0.000 -0.113 -1.5 1 4
Jorge Orta DH 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .179 .360 .256 .616 -0.009 0.67 0.038 -0.047 0.2
Eric Soderholm 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .300 .382 .400 .782 0.012 0.70 0.044 -0.033 0.1 2 1
Marv Foley C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .242 .257 .333 .590 -0.089 0.85 0.000 -0.089 -1.2 2 1
Greg Pryor SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .378 .410 .514 .924 -0.022 0.63 0.021 -0.043 -0.7 0 2
Lerrin LaGrow P 0 2
   Randy Scarbery P 0 1
Team Totals 33 0 7 0 3 3 36 .212 .278 .242 .520 -0.371 0.83 0.224 -0.595 -4.8 24 12
2B: C Lemon (7, off D Leonard).
TB: C Lemon 3; E Soderholm 2; R Garr 2; G Pryor.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
PB: M Foley (1).

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 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .232 .267 .357 .624 0.050 0.58 0.095 -0.045 -0.3 0 5 HR
Hal McRae DH 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .276 .382 .414 .796 -0.007 0.60 0.022 -0.029 -0.5
George Brett 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .266 .329 .406 .735 0.036 0.28 0.045 -0.009 0.4 0 2 2B,SB
Darrell Porter C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .360 .468 .500 .968 -0.001 0.56 0.044 -0.046 0.2 4 0 3B,2B
Clint Hurdle LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .268 .380 .415 .795 -0.035 0.53 0.023 -0.058 -0.0 4 0 2B
   Joe Zdeb PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 0.1 0 0 SB
Al Cowens RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .275 .373 .353 .726 -0.018 0.54 0.031 -0.049 -0.2 2 0 2B
Pete LaCock 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .268 .302 .390 .693 -0.009 0.42 0.007 -0.016 0.4 8 3 2B,IW
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .326 .392 .391 .783 -0.027 0.39 0.014 -0.041 -0.0 4 1 SB,SH
Willie Wilson CF 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.140 0.70 0.145 -0.006 0.8 3 1 3·SB
Dennis Leonard P 2 2
Team Totals 34 5 11 4 2 2 37 .324 .361 .618 .979 0.129 0.51 0.426 -0.299 0.7 27 14
2B: G Brett (7, off L LaGrow); D Porter (3, off L LaGrow); C Hurdle (6, off L LaGrow); A Cowens (1, off L LaGrow); P LaCock (5, off R Scarbery).
3B: D Porter (2, off R Scarbery).
HR: F White (1, off L LaGrow, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: F Patek (1, off R Scarbery).
IBB: P LaCock (1, by L LaGrow).
TB: D Porter 5; F White 4; G Brett 3; P LaCock 2; C Hurdle 2; A Cowens 2; W Wilson 2; F Patek.
RBI: H McRae (8); F White (7); F Patek (7); A Cowens (9).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 16.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: W Wilson (M Foley at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson 3 (5, 2nd base off L LaGrow/M Foley 2, 3rd base off L LaGrow/M Foley); G Brett (4, 2nd base off L LaGrow/M Foley); F Patek (3, 2nd base off R Scarbery/M Foley); J Zdeb (1, 2nd base off R Scarbery/M Foley).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Lerrin LaGrow, L (0-2) 5.1 8 5 5 1 2 1 9.00 25 33 -0.129 0.71 -1.8
Randy Scarbery 2.2 3 0 0 1 0 0 1.42 12 1 1 -0.001 0.09 1.0
Team Totals 8 11 5 5 2 2 1 5.62 37 33 1 1 -0.130 0.51 -0.7

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, W (2-2) 9 7 0 0 3 3 0 3.41 36 73 0.371 0.83 4.8
Team Totals 9 7 0 0 3 3 0 0.00 36 73 0.371 0.83 4.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: L LaGrow (1; P LaCock).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dick Nelson, 1B - Larry Zirbel, 2B - Harold Easley, 3B - Bob Jones.
Time of Game: 2:21.
Attendance: 16,335.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Ralph Garr LF 1 Frank White 2B
2 Claudell Washingto RF 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Chet Lemon CF 3 George Brett 3B
4 Mike Squires 1B 4 Darrell Porter C
5 Alan Bannister 2B 5 Clint Hurdle LF
6 Jorge Orta DH 6 Al Cowens RF
7 Eric Soderholm 3B 7 Pete LaCock 1B
8 Marv Foley C 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Greg Pryor SS 9 Willie Wilson CF
Lerrin LaGrow P Dennis Leonard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 0 --- R KCR F. White L. LaGrow 10% 64% Home Run
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O CHW A. Bannister D. Leonard 5% 55% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 2 12- O CHW R. Garr D. Leonard 5% 65% Single to CF; Foley out at Hm/CF-C; Pryor to 2B
b4 2-0 0 --- KCR D. Porter L. LaGrow 4% 82% Double to CF
t6 0-3 0 --- CHW C. Lemon D. Leonard -4% 82% Single to LF

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' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CHW R. Garr D. Leonard -3% 47% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CHW C. Washington D. Leonard 3% 50% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- CHW C. Lemon D. Leonard -3% 46% Walk; Washington to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- O CHW M. Squires D. Leonard 4% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Washington to 3B
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O CHW A. Bannister D. Leonard 5% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Lerrin LaGrow facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- R KCR F. White L. LaGrow 10% 64% Home Run
b1 1-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae L. LaGrow -2% 62% Groundout: P-1B
b1 1-0 1 --- KCR G. Brett L. LaGrow 3% 66% Double to LF
b1 1-0 1 -2- O KCR D. Porter L. LaGrow -3% 63% Lineout: CF
b1 1-0 2 -2- O KCR C. Hurdle L. LaGrow -3% 60% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 6-7-8
t2 0-1 0 --- O CHW J. Orta D. Leonard 2% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- CHW E. Soderholm D. Leonard -3% 60% Single to LF
t2 0-1 1 1-- O CHW M. Foley D. Leonard 3% 63% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t2 0-1 2 1-- CHW G. Pryor D. Leonard -2% 61% Single to LF; Foley to 2B
t2 0-1 2 12- O CHW R. Garr D. Leonard 5% 65% Single to CF; Foley out at Hm/CF-C; Pryor to 2B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, White Sox' Lerrin LaGrow facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens L. LaGrow -2% 63% Flyball: RF
b2 1-0 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock L. LaGrow -1% 62% Groundout: P-1B
b2 1-0 2 --- O KCR F. Patek L. LaGrow -1% 61% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
t3 0-1 0 --- O CHW C. Washington D. Leonard 3% 64% Groundout: 1B-P
t3 0-1 1 --- O CHW C. Lemon D. Leonard 2% 65% Groundout: 1B-P
t3 0-1 2 --- O CHW M. Squires D. Leonard 1% 67% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, White Sox' Lerrin LaGrow facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson L. LaGrow 3% 70% Single/Bunt
b3 1-0 0 1-- KCR F. White L. LaGrow 2% 72% Wilson Steals 2B
b3 1-0 0 -2- O KCR F. White L. LaGrow -1% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wilson to 3B
b3 1-0 1 --3 RO KCR H. McRae L. LaGrow 2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wilson Scores
b3 2-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett L. LaGrow -1% 72% Popfly: 3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
t4 0-2 0 --- O CHW A. Bannister D. Leonard 3% 75% Lineout: RF
t4 0-2 1 --- CHW J. Orta D. Leonard -3% 72% Walk
t4 0-2 1 1-- O CHW E. Soderholm D. Leonard 2% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B; Orta to 2B
t4 0-2 2 -2- O CHW M. Foley D. Leonard 4% 78% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, White Sox' Lerrin LaGrow facing 4-5-6
b4 2-0 0 --- KCR D. Porter L. LaGrow 4% 82% Double to CF
b4 2-0 0 -2- O KCR C. Hurdle L. LaGrow -3% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-0 1 -2- O KCR A. Cowens L. LaGrow -2% 77% Flyball: CF
b4 2-0 2 -2- KCR P. LaCock L. LaGrow 1% 78% Intentional Walk
b4 2-0 2 12- O KCR F. Patek L. LaGrow -3% 75% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
t5 0-2 0 --- O CHW G. Pryor D. Leonard 3% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-2 1 --- O CHW R. Garr D. Leonard 2% 80% Flyball: LF
t5 0-2 2 --- O CHW C. Washington D. Leonard 1% 81% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, White Sox' Lerrin LaGrow facing 9-1-2
b5 2-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson L. LaGrow 2% 83% Single to LF
b5 2-0 0 1-- KCR F. White L. LaGrow 2% 85% Wilson Steals 2B
b5 2-0 0 -2- O KCR F. White L. LaGrow -3% 82% Strikeout
b5 2-0 1 -2- KCR H. McRae L. LaGrow 2% 84% Wilson Steals 3B
b5 2-0 1 --3 R KCR H. McRae L. LaGrow 3% 87% Passed Ball; Wilson Scores
b5 3-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae L. LaGrow -1% 86% Strikeout (C-1B)
b5 3-0 2 --- KCR G. Brett L. LaGrow 1% 87% Single to LF
b5 3-0 2 1-- KCR D. Porter L. LaGrow 1% 87% Brett Steals 2B
b5 3-0 2 -2- O KCR D. Porter L. LaGrow -2% 86% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
t6 0-3 0 --- CHW C. Lemon D. Leonard -4% 82% Single to LF
t6 0-3 0 1-- O CHW M. Squires D. Leonard 4% 86% Flyball: CF
t6 0-3 1 1-- O CHW A. Bannister D. Leonard 3% 89% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t6 0-3 2 1-- O CHW J. Orta D. Leonard 2% 91% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, White Sox' Lerrin LaGrow facing 5-6-7
b6 3-0 0 --- KCR C. Hurdle L. LaGrow 2% 93% Double to LF
b6 3-0 0 -2- R KCR A. Cowens L. LaGrow 3% 96% Double to LF; Hurdle Scores
b6 4-0 0 -2- O KCR P. LaCock L. LaGrow -0% 96% Lineout: RF; Cowens to 3B
Randy Scarbery replaces Lerrin LaGrow pitching
b6 4-0 1 --3 R KCR F. Patek R. Scarbery 1% 97% Single to CF; Cowens Scores
b6 5-0 1 1-- KCR W. Wilson R. Scarbery 0% 97% Patek Steals 2B
b6 5-0 1 -2- O KCR W. Wilson R. Scarbery -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B; Patek to 3B
b6 5-0 2 --3 O KCR F. White R. Scarbery -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 5.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
t7 0-5 0 --- CHW E. Soderholm D. Leonard -2% 95% Single to RF
t7 0-5 0 1-- O CHW M. Foley D. Leonard 2% 97% Lineout: LF
t7 0-5 1 1-- O CHW G. Pryor D. Leonard 1% 98% Strikeout
t7 0-5 2 1-- O CHW R. Garr D. Leonard 1% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, White Sox' Randy Scarbery facing 2-3-4
b7 5-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Scarbery -0% 98% Foul Flyball: RF
b7 5-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Scarbery -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 5-0 2 --- KCR D. Porter R. Scarbery 0% 98% Triple to RF
b7 5-0 2 --3 KCR C. Hurdle R. Scarbery 0% 98% Walk
Joe Zdeb pinch runs for Clint Hurdle (LF) batting 5th
b7 5-0 2 1-3 KCR A. Cowens R. Scarbery 0% 99% Zdeb Steals 2B
b7 5-0 2 -23 O KCR A. Cowens R. Scarbery -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
Joe Zdeb moves from PR to LF
t8 0-5 0 --- O CHW C. Washington D. Leonard 1% 99% Strikeout
t8 0-5 1 --- CHW C. Lemon D. Leonard -1% 98% Double to RF
t8 0-5 1 -2- O CHW M. Squires D. Leonard 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B; Lemon to 3B
t8 0-5 2 --3 O CHW A. Bannister D. Leonard 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, White Sox' Randy Scarbery facing 7-8-9
b8 5-0 0 --- KCR P. LaCock R. Scarbery 0% 100% Double to RF
b8 5-0 0 -2- O KCR F. Patek R. Scarbery -0% 100% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; LaCock to 3B
b8 5-0 1 --3 O KCR W. Wilson R. Scarbery -0% 99% Fielder's Choice P; LaCock out at Hm/P-C
b8 5-0 2 1-- O KCR F. White R. Scarbery -0% 99% Foul Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 6-7-8
t9 0-5 0 --- CHW J. Orta D. Leonard -1% 99% Walk
t9 0-5 0 1-- O CHW E. Soderholm D. Leonard 1% 99% Foul Popfly: 1B
t9 0-5 1 1-- O CHW M. Foley D. Leonard 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B; Orta to 2B
t9 0-5 2 -2- O CHW G. Pryor D. Leonard 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 5.

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