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BAL
@CAL
5
2
MIN
@CLE
4
2
CHW
@KCR
6
7
NYY
@OAK
0
1
BOS
@SEA
4
1
TOR
@TEX
3
4
 
(10)
HOU
@CHC
0
4
PIT
@CIN
3
2
 
(11)
SDP
@MON
6
9
SFG
@NYM
0
2
LAD
@PHI
4
5
Wednesday, April 25, 1979, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 13,957, Time of Game: 2:24
White Sox
6
7-10
 Lost 4 
5th, 4½ GB
at Royals
7
8-8
 Won 3 
4th, 3 GB
W: Al Hrabosky (1-0)
L: Mike Proly (1-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       0  0  0   3  1  0   1  0  1    6 10  0
Royals          0  1  0   0  0  0   4  1  1    7  9  0
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

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 1 2 0 0 0 5 .373 .441 .559 1.000 0.051 0.68 0.091 -0.039 0.3 4 2 3B
Claudell Washington RF 4 0 1 1 0 2 5 .270 .309 .405 .714 -0.019 1.08 0.068 -0.087 0.0 2 0 SF
Chet Lemon CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .384 .423 .548 .971 0.007 1.09 0.068 -0.061 -0.2 0 0
Wayne Nordhagen DH 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .280 .379 .320 .699 -0.139 1.42 0.000 -0.139 -1.2
Lamar Johnson 1B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .324 .395 .529 .924 0.025 1.12 0.085 -0.060 0.6 10 0 2B
Eric Soderholm 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .297 .375 .391 .766 0.010 1.54 0.107 -0.097 0.0 0 2
Junior Moore LF 3 0 1 2 0 0 3 .429 .423 .476 .899 0.179 1.14 0.216 -0.037 1.4 0 0 2B
   Rusty Torres LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.076 2.91 0.000 -0.076 -0.2 1 0
Bill Nahorodny C 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 .250 .344 .536 .879 0.334 1.18 0.393 -0.059 1.4 7 0 2·HR
Greg Pryor SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .341 .372 .463 .836 -0.090 0.89 0.000 -0.090 -0.8 1 9
Ken Kravec P 0 0
   Mike Proly P 1 0
Team Totals 36 6 10 6 1 2 38 .278 .289 .556 .845 0.282 1.16 1.028 -0.745 1.2 26 13
2B: L Johnson (4, off L Gura); J Moore (1, off L Gura).
3B: A Bannister (2, off L Gura).
HR: B Nahorodny 2 (2, 1 off L Gura, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF, 1 off S Mingori, 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: C Washington (2, off L Gura).
TB: B Nahorodny 8; A Bannister 4; L Johnson 3; J Moore 2; C Lemon; E Soderholm; C Washington.
RBI: J Moore 2 (8); B Nahorodny 2 (6); E Soderholm (10); C Washington (9).
2-out RBI: J Moore 2; E Soderholm.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Pryor-A Bannister-L Johnson 2.

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 1 0 2 0 5 .269 .347 .403 .750 0.020 1.22 0.077 -0.057 0.5 0 5 IW
Frank White 2B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .233 .277 .367 .644 -0.049 1.66 0.115 -0.164 -1.1 5 0 2B,2·GDP
John Wathan 1B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .400 .429 .550 .979 0.002 0.65 0.033 -0.031 0.1 8 0
   Pete LaCock PH-1B 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .262 .311 .381 .692 -0.113 4.21 0.004 -0.117 -0.7 1 0 IW
Al Cowens RF 4 2 2 1 1 1 5 .291 .391 .364 .754 0.445 1.75 0.505 -0.060 1.9 5 0 SB
Hal McRae DH 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .262 .375 .393 .768 0.014 1.47 0.092 -0.078 0.2
Darrell Porter C 4 2 3 4 0 0 4 .389 .485 .593 1.077 0.585 1.61 0.585 0.000 3.1 2 0 HR,2B
Joe Zdeb LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.044 0.88 0.000 -0.044 -0.4 1 0
   Clint Hurdle PH-LF 1 0 1 2 1 0 2 .286 .404 .452 .856 0.221 1.62 0.221 0.000 1.3 0 0 2B
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .300 .364 .360 .724 -0.135 1.00 0.000 -0.135 -1.2 0 2
Willie Wilson CF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .357 .357 .357 .714 -0.164 1.52 0.000 -0.164 -1.0 5 0
Larry Gura P 0 3
   Steve Mingori P 0 0
   Al Hrabosky P 0 0
Team Totals 33 7 9 7 7 6 40 .273 .400 .455 .855 0.782 1.53 1.632 -0.850 2.6 27 10
2B: D Porter (4, off K Kravec); C Hurdle (7, off M Proly); F White (5, off M Proly).
HR: D Porter (1, off M Proly, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
IBB: G Brett (1, by M Proly); P LaCock (2, by M Proly).
TB: D Porter 7; C Hurdle 2; F White 2; A Cowens 2; J Wathan; G Brett.
GIDP: F White 2 (5).
RBI: D Porter 4 (17); C Hurdle 2 (8); A Cowens (10).
2-out RBI: A Cowens; D Porter.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Baserunning
SB: A Cowens (2, 2nd base off K Kravec/B Nahorodny).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Kravec 6 5 5 5 3 3 0 4.88 24 42 -0.191 1.08 -1.3
Mike Proly, BS (2), L (1-3) 2.2 4 2 2 4 3 1 3.65 16 2 2 -0.592 2.22 -1.4
Team Totals 8.2 9 7 7 7 6 1 7.27 40 42 2 2 -0.783 1.53 -2.6
K Kravec faced 4 batters in the 7th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura 7 7 5 5 1 1 1 5.85 29 43 -0.207 0.84 -1.3
Steve Mingori 1.2 3 1 1 0 0 1 4.35 8 0 0 -0.143 2.15 -0.2
Al Hrabosky, W (1-0) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.17 1 1 0 0.068 2.37 0.2
Team Totals 9 10 6 6 1 2 2 6.00 38 43 1 0 -0.282 1.16 -1.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: M Proly 2 (2; G Brett, P LaCock).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Zirbel, 1B - Harold Easley, 2B - Bob Jones, 3B - Dick Nelson.
Time of Game: 2:24.
Attendance: 13,957.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 46° F, Wind 22mph 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
Ken Kravec P Larry Gura P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 6-6 2 12- R KCR A. Cowens M. Proly 38% 100% Single to LF; White Scores; LaCock to 2B
t9 5-6 1 --- R CHW B. Nahorodny S. Mingori -34% 56% Home Run
b8 5-5 2 --- R KCR D. Porter M. Proly 31% 84% Home Run
b7 1-5 0 123 RR KCR D. Porter K. Kravec 22% 48% Double to RF; Wathan Scores; Cowens Scores; McRae to 3B
t4 1-1 2 1-3 RR CHW J. Moore L. Gura -22% 28% Double; Johnson Scores; Soderholm Scores; Moore to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm

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' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHW A. Bannister L. Gura 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHW C. Washington L. Gura 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHW C. Lemon L. Gura 1% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Ken Kravec facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- KCR G. Brett K. Kravec 3% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- OO KCR F. White K. Kravec -7% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan K. Kravec -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CHW W. Nordhagen L. Gura 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- CHW L. Johnson L. Gura -3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- O CHW E. Soderholm L. Gura 3% 53% Foul Popfly: 2B
t2 0-0 2 1-- O CHW J. Moore L. Gura 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Ken Kravec facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- KCR A. Cowens K. Kravec 4% 59% Single to LF
b2 0-0 0 1-- KCR H. McRae K. Kravec 2% 61% Cowens Steals 2B
b2 0-0 0 -2- O KCR H. McRae K. Kravec -1% 60% Flyball: RF; Cowens to 3B
b2 0-0 1 --3 RO KCR D. Porter K. Kravec 2% 62% Groundout: SS-1B; Cowens Scores
b2 1-0 2 --- O KCR J. Zdeb K. Kravec -1% 61% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O CHW B. Nahorodny L. Gura 3% 64% Popfly: 2B
t3 0-1 1 --- O CHW G. Pryor L. Gura 2% 65% Foul Popfly: 1B
t3 0-1 2 --- O CHW A. Bannister L. Gura 1% 67% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, White Sox' Ken Kravec facing 8-9-1
b3 1-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek K. Kravec -2% 65% Foul Popfly: 1B
b3 1-0 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson K. Kravec -2% 63% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett K. Kravec -1% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- CHW C. Washington L. Gura -5% 57% Single to CF
t4 0-1 0 1-- O CHW C. Lemon L. Gura 4% 62% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-1 1 1-- O CHW W. Nordhagen L. Gura 4% 65% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-1 2 1-- CHW L. Johnson L. Gura -5% 61% Double to LF; Nordhagen to 3B
t4 0-1 2 -23 R CHW E. Soderholm L. Gura -11% 50% Single to LF; Nordhagen Scores; Johnson to 3B
t4 1-1 2 1-3 RR CHW J. Moore L. Gura -22% 28% Double; Johnson Scores; Soderholm Scores; Moore to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm
t4 3-1 2 --3 O CHW B. Nahorodny L. Gura 3% 32% Lineout: RF
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Ken Kravec facing 2-3-4
b4 1-3 0 --- O KCR F. White K. Kravec -3% 29% Foul Popfly: C
b4 1-3 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan K. Kravec -2% 27% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-3 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens K. Kravec -1% 25% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 9-1-2
t5 3-1 0 --- O CHW G. Pryor L. Gura 2% 27% Groundout: P-1B
t5 3-1 1 --- CHW A. Bannister L. Gura -6% 21% Triple to LF
t5 3-1 1 --3 RO CHW C. Washington L. Gura -2% 19% Lineout: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Bannister Scores
t5 4-1 2 --- O CHW C. Lemon L. Gura 1% 20% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, White Sox' Ken Kravec facing 5-6-7
b5 1-4 0 --- O KCR H. McRae K. Kravec -3% 17% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-4 1 --- KCR D. Porter K. Kravec 3% 20% Single to CF
b5 1-4 1 1-- O KCR J. Zdeb K. Kravec -3% 17% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 1-4 2 1-- O KCR F. Patek K. Kravec -3% 14% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
t6 4-1 0 --- O CHW W. Nordhagen L. Gura 1% 15% Flyball: CF
t6 4-1 1 --- CHW L. Johnson L. Gura -1% 14% Single to RF
t6 4-1 1 1-- O CHW E. Soderholm L. Gura 1% 16% Popfly: 2B
t6 4-1 2 1-- O CHW J. Moore L. Gura 1% 17% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, White Sox' Ken Kravec facing 9-1-2
b6 1-4 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson K. Kravec -3% 14% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 1-4 1 --- KCR G. Brett K. Kravec 3% 17% Single to CF
b6 1-4 1 1-- OO KCR F. White K. Kravec -6% 11% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 8-9-1
t7 4-1 0 --- R CHW B. Nahorodny L. Gura -5% 6% Home Run
t7 5-1 0 --- O CHW G. Pryor L. Gura 1% 7% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 5-1 1 --- O CHW A. Bannister L. Gura 0% 7% Groundout: P-1B
t7 5-1 2 --- O CHW C. Washington L. Gura 0% 8% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 5, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, White Sox' Ken Kravec facing 3-4-5
Rusty Torres replaces Junior Moore playing LF batting 7th
b7 1-5 0 --- KCR J. Wathan K. Kravec 3% 11% Single to CF
b7 1-5 0 1-- KCR A. Cowens K. Kravec 6% 17% Walk; Wathan to 2B
b7 1-5 0 12- KCR H. McRae K. Kravec 9% 26% Walk; Wathan to 3B; Cowens to 2B
b7 1-5 0 123 RR KCR D. Porter K. Kravec 22% 48% Double to RF; Wathan Scores; Cowens Scores; McRae to 3B
Mike Proly replaces Ken Kravec pitching
Clint Hurdle pinch hits for Joe Zdeb (LF) batting 7th
b7 3-5 0 -23 RR KCR C. Hurdle M. Proly 21% 70% Double to LF; McRae Scores; Porter Scores
b7 5-5 0 -2- O KCR F. Patek M. Proly -7% 62% Lineout: P
b7 5-5 1 -2- O KCR W. Wilson M. Proly -6% 56% Strikeout
b7 5-5 2 -2- KCR G. Brett M. Proly 1% 58% Intentional Walk
b7 5-5 2 12- KCR F. White M. Proly 4% 62% Walk; Hurdle to 3B; Brett to 2B
Pete LaCock pinch hits for John Wathan (1B) batting 3rd
b7 5-5 2 123 O KCR P. LaCock M. Proly -12% 50% Flyball: LF
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. White Sox 5, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Tied 5-5, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 3-4-5
Steve Mingori replaces Larry Gura pitching
Pete LaCock moves from PH to 1B
Clint Hurdle moves from PH to LF
t8 5-5 0 --- CHW C. Lemon S. Mingori -7% 43% Single to LF
t8 5-5 0 1-- O CHW W. Nordhagen S. Mingori 7% 50% Flyball: CF
t8 5-5 1 1-- O CHW L. Johnson S. Mingori 6% 56% Flyball: CF
t8 5-5 2 1-- O CHW E. Soderholm S. Mingori 5% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 5, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 5-5, White Sox' Mike Proly facing 4-5-6
b8 5-5 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Proly -5% 56% Flyball: RF
b8 5-5 1 --- O KCR H. McRae M. Proly -4% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 5-5 2 --- R KCR D. Porter M. Proly 31% 84% Home Run
b8 6-5 2 --- KCR C. Hurdle M. Proly 1% 85% Walk
b8 6-5 2 1-- O KCR F. Patek M. Proly -2% 83% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 5, Royals 6.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 5-6, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 7-8-9
t9 5-6 0 --- O CHW R. Torres S. Mingori 8% 91% Lineout: CF
t9 5-6 1 --- R CHW B. Nahorodny S. Mingori -34% 56% Home Run
t9 6-6 1 --- O CHW G. Pryor S. Mingori 5% 61% Lineout: RF
t9 6-6 2 --- CHW A. Bannister S. Mingori -3% 58% Single to LF
Al Hrabosky replaces Steve Mingori pitching
t9 6-6 2 1-- O CHW C. Washington A. Hrabosky 7% 64% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 6, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 6-6, White Sox' Mike Proly facing 9-1-2
b9 6-6 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson M. Proly -6% 58% Strikeout Looking
b9 6-6 1 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Proly -5% 54% Popfly: SS
b9 6-6 2 --- KCR F. White M. Proly 7% 61% Double to LF
b9 6-6 2 -2- KCR P. LaCock M. Proly 0% 62% Intentional Walk
b9 6-6 2 12- R KCR A. Cowens M. Proly 38% 100% Single to LF; White Scores; LaCock to 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 6, Royals 7.

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