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Standings
BOS
@CAL
0
5
TEX
@CHW
2
3
MIN
@DET
3
5
CLE
@KCR
2
7
BAL
@OAK
5
8
NYY
@SEA
2
3
MIL
@TOR
11
8
 
(10)
CHC
@ATL
2
7
STL
@CIN
12
1
SFG
@MON
4
6
LAD
@NYM
3
1
SDP
@PHI
5
0
Saturday, April 28, 1979, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 27,167, Time of Game: 2:28
Indians
2
5-13
 Lost 4 
7th, 7 GB
at Royals
7
11-8
 Won 6 
3rd, 2 GB
L: Rick Waits (2-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    2  8  1
Royals          0  0  0   5  1  0   0  1  X    7 13  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Norris LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .232 .317 .268 .585 -0.071 0.67 0.000 -0.071 -0.9 2 0
Rick Manning CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .241 .279 .293 .572 0.038 0.46 0.058 -0.020 0.1 1 0 2B
Bobby Bonds DH 4 0 2 0 0 2 4 .294 .364 .500 .864 -0.064 0.66 0.016 -0.080 -0.5
Andre Thornton 1B 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .145 .247 .387 .634 0.168 0.79 0.213 -0.045 1.0 9 0 HR
Gary Alexander C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .233 .347 .483 .831 -0.038 0.36 0.000 -0.038 -0.7 3 2
Toby Harrah 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .188 .325 .281 .606 0.023 0.52 0.040 -0.017 0.2 2 5
Duane Kuiper 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .302 .353 .349 .702 -0.100 1.10 0.040 -0.139 -1.1 4 2 CS,GDP
Paul Dade RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .154 .267 .154 .421 -0.055 0.75 0.000 -0.055 -0.7 2 0
Tom Veryzer SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .193 .233 .228 .461 -0.024 0.43 0.006 -0.030 -0.2 0 3
Rick Waits P 0 0
   Don Hood P 1 0
   Victor Cruz P 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 8 2 0 7 32 .250 .250 .375 .625 -0.123 0.64 0.373 -0.495 -2.8 24 12
2B: R Manning (3, off D Leonard).
HR: A Thornton (4, off D Leonard, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: A Thornton 4; R Manning 3; B Bonds 2; T Veryzer; D Kuiper; T Harrah.
GIDP: D Kuiper (3).
RBI: A Thornton 2 (14).
2-out RBI: A Thornton 2.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Harrah.
PB: G Alexander (4).
E: T Harrah (3).
Baserunning
CS: D Kuiper (5, 2nd base by D Leonard/D Porter).
Pickoffs: B Bonds (1st base by D Leonard).

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 0 3 2 0 1 5 .315 .370 .507 .877 0.176 0.86 0.220 -0.044 2.6 1 3 2B
George Brett 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .263 .337 .438 .775 -0.055 0.67 0.009 -0.064 -2.4 0 1 SH
Amos Otis CF 3 1 1 1 2 0 5 .306 .403 .403 .806 0.028 0.92 0.087 -0.059 1.1 2 0 SB
Al Cowens RF 5 1 1 2 0 0 5 .319 .405 .449 .854 0.095 0.88 0.170 -0.075 -0.5 3 0 HR
Hal McRae DH 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .257 .353 .419 .772 0.086 0.61 0.122 -0.036 0.3 HR
Darrell Porter C 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .391 .500 .609 1.109 0.028 0.47 0.045 -0.017 0.6 7 1
John Wathan 1B 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .333 .360 .458 .818 -0.015 0.64 0.044 -0.059 -0.2 9 0 SB
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 4 0 0 0 4 .344 .403 .393 .796 0.112 0.82 0.112 0.000 1.7 2 1 2·SB
Willie Wilson LF 3 2 1 0 1 1 4 .333 .400 .333 .733 -0.080 1.04 0.011 -0.091 -0.5 3 0 SB
Dennis Leonard P 0 3
Team Totals 35 7 13 6 4 3 40 .371 .436 .571 1.007 0.375 0.78 0.820 -0.445 2.7 27 9
2B: F White (8, off R Waits).
HR: A Cowens (2, off R Waits, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF); H McRae (2, off R Waits, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: G Brett (1, off R Waits).
TB: F Patek 4; A Cowens 4; F White 4; H McRae 4; D Porter 2; A Otis; W Wilson.
RBI: F White 2 (11); A Cowens 2 (16); H McRae (11); A Otis (11).
2-out RBI: F White 2; A Otis.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 5 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Leonard-F White-J Wathan.
Baserunning
SB: F Patek 2 (6, 2nd base off R Waits/G Alexander, 2nd base off D Hood/G Alexander); A Otis (7, 2nd base off R Waits/G Alexander); W Wilson (6, 2nd base off R Waits/G Alexander); J Wathan (1, Home off D Hood/G Alexander).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Waits, L (2-3) 3.2 7 5 5 1 2 2 4.64 19 28 -0.368 1.25 -3.1
Don Hood 3.1 4 2 2 3 1 0 5.87 17 1 0 -0.008 0.38 -0.2
Victor Cruz 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.26 4 2 1 -0.001 0.16 0.5
Team Totals 8 13 7 7 4 3 2 7.88 40 28 3 1 -0.377 0.78 -2.7
D Hood faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, W (3-2) 9 8 2 2 0 7 1 3.08 32 70 0.123 0.64 2.8
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 0 7 1 2.00 32 70 0.123 0.64 2.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: D Leonard (1; B Bonds, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Duane Shaw, 1B - Harold Easley, 2B - Dick Nelson, 3B - Larry Zirbel.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 27,167.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 60° F, Wind 12mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Royals
1 Jim Norris LF 1 Frank White 2B
2 Rick Manning CF 2 George Brett 3B
3 Bobby Bonds DH 3 Amos Otis CF
4 Andre Thornton 1B 4 Al Cowens RF
5 Gary Alexander C 5 Hal McRae DH
6 Toby Harrah 3B 6 Darrell Porter C
7 Duane Kuiper 2B 7 John Wathan 1B
8 Paul Dade RF 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Tom Veryzer SS 9 Willie Wilson LF
Rick Waits P Dennis Leonard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-0 2 -2- RR CLE A. Thornton D. Leonard -21% 31% Home Run; Manning Scores
b4 0-2 0 -2- RR KCR A. Cowens R. Waits 17% 56% Home Run; Otis Scores
b4 3-2 2 -23 RR KCR F. White R. Waits 15% 84% Single to LF; Porter Scores; Wilson Scores
b4 2-2 0 --- R KCR H. McRae R. Waits 12% 68% Home Run
t5 2-5 0 1-- OO CLE D. Kuiper D. Leonard 8% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE J. Norris D. Leonard 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE R. Manning D. Leonard 2% 54% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 2 --- CLE B. Bonds D. Leonard -1% 53% Single to CF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CLE A. Thornton D. Leonard 2% 55% Bonds Picked off 1B (P-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Waits facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- KCR F. White R. Waits 6% 61% Double to CF
b1 0-0 0 -2- O KCR G. Brett R. Waits -1% 59% Bunt Groundout: 2B-1B/Sacrifice; White to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 O KCR A. Otis R. Waits -6% 54% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-0 2 --3 O KCR A. Cowens R. Waits -4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CLE A. Thornton D. Leonard 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- O CLE G. Alexander D. Leonard 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O CLE T. Harrah D. Leonard 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Waits facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Waits -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR D. Porter R. Waits -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan R. Waits -1% 50% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- CLE D. Kuiper D. Leonard -4% 46% Single to CF
t3 0-0 0 1-- O CLE P. Dade D. Leonard 4% 50% Foul Popfly: 1B
t3 0-0 1 1-- O CLE T. Veryzer D. Leonard 5% 54% Kuiper Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t3 0-0 2 --- O CLE T. Veryzer D. Leonard 1% 56% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Waits facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- KCR F. Patek R. Waits 4% 60% Single to CF
b3 0-0 0 1-- KCR W. Wilson R. Waits 3% 62% Patek Steals 2B
b3 0-0 0 -2- O KCR W. Wilson R. Waits -5% 58% Strikeout (C-1B)
b3 0-0 1 -2- O KCR F. White R. Waits -4% 54% Strikeout (C-1B)
b3 0-0 2 -2- O KCR G. Brett R. Waits -4% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- O CLE J. Norris D. Leonard 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-0 1 --- CLE R. Manning D. Leonard -5% 48% Double to LF
t4 0-0 1 -2- O CLE B. Bonds D. Leonard 4% 52% Strikeout
t4 0-0 2 -2- RR CLE A. Thornton D. Leonard -21% 31% Home Run; Manning Scores
t4 2-0 2 --- O CLE G. Alexander D. Leonard 1% 32% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Rick Waits facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- KCR A. Otis R. Waits 5% 36% Walk
b4 0-2 0 1-- KCR A. Cowens R. Waits 3% 39% Otis Steals 2B
b4 0-2 0 -2- RR KCR A. Cowens R. Waits 17% 56% Home Run; Otis Scores
b4 2-2 0 --- R KCR H. McRae R. Waits 12% 68% Home Run
b4 3-2 0 --- KCR D. Porter R. Waits 3% 72% Single to RF
b4 3-2 0 1-- O KCR J. Wathan R. Waits -3% 69% Flyball: RF
b4 3-2 1 1-- KCR F. Patek R. Waits 3% 72% Single to LF; Porter to 2B
b4 3-2 1 12- O KCR W. Wilson R. Waits -3% 68% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Porter to 3B
b4 3-2 2 1-3 KCR F. White R. Waits 1% 69% Wilson Steals 2B
b4 3-2 2 -23 RR KCR F. White R. Waits 15% 84% Single to LF; Porter Scores; Wilson Scores
Don Hood replaces Rick Waits pitching
b4 5-2 2 1-- KCR G. Brett D. Hood 1% 85% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); White to 2B
b4 5-2 2 12- KCR A. Otis D. Hood 1% 86% Passed Ball; White to 3B; Brett to 2B
b4 5-2 2 -23 KCR A. Otis D. Hood 1% 87% Walk
b4 5-2 2 123 O KCR A. Cowens D. Hood -3% 83% Flyball: CF
5 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 5.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 6-7-8
t5 2-5 0 --- CLE T. Harrah D. Leonard -4% 79% Single to CF
t5 2-5 0 1-- OO CLE D. Kuiper D. Leonard 8% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
t5 2-5 2 --- O CLE P. Dade D. Leonard 1% 88% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Indians' Don Hood facing 5-6-7
b5 5-2 0 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Hood -1% 87% Lineout: LF
b5 5-2 1 --- KCR D. Porter D. Hood 1% 88% Single to CF
b5 5-2 1 1-- O KCR J. Wathan D. Hood -1% 87% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 5-2 2 1-- KCR F. Patek D. Hood 1% 88% Single to RF; Wathan to 3B
b5 5-2 2 1-3 R KCR W. Wilson D. Hood 4% 92% Wathan Steals Hm; Patek Steals 2B
b5 6-2 2 -2- O KCR W. Wilson D. Hood -1% 91% Single to 2B; Patek out at Hm/2B-3B-C
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 6.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
t6 2-6 0 --- O CLE T. Veryzer D. Leonard 2% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-6 1 --- O CLE J. Norris D. Leonard 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 2-6 2 --- CLE R. Manning D. Leonard -1% 93% Single to CF
t6 2-6 2 1-- O CLE B. Bonds D. Leonard 1% 95% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Indians' Don Hood facing 1-2-3
b6 6-2 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Hood -0% 94% Popfly: C
b6 6-2 1 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Hood -0% 94% Groundout: P unassisted
b6 6-2 2 --- O KCR A. Otis D. Hood -0% 94% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 6.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
t7 2-6 0 --- O CLE A. Thornton D. Leonard 2% 95% Strikeout
t7 2-6 1 --- O CLE G. Alexander D. Leonard 1% 96% Strikeout
t7 2-6 2 --- O CLE T. Harrah D. Leonard 1% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Indians' Don Hood facing 4-5-6
b7 6-2 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens D. Hood -0% 97% Foul Popfly: 1B
b7 6-2 1 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Hood -0% 96% Strikeout Looking
b7 6-2 2 --- KCR D. Porter D. Hood 0% 97% Walk
b7 6-2 2 1-- O KCR J. Wathan D. Hood -0% 96% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 6.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
t8 2-6 0 --- O CLE D. Kuiper D. Leonard 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-6 1 --- O CLE P. Dade D. Leonard 1% 98% Strikeout Looking
t8 2-6 2 --- CLE T. Veryzer D. Leonard -1% 98% Single to LF
t8 2-6 2 1-- O CLE J. Norris D. Leonard 1% 99% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Indians' Don Hood facing 8-9-1
b8 6-2 0 --- KCR F. Patek D. Hood 0% 99% Single to RF
b8 6-2 0 1-- KCR W. Wilson D. Hood 0% 99% Walk; Patek to 2B
Victor Cruz replaces Don Hood pitching
b8 6-2 0 12- KCR F. White V. Cruz 0% 100% Single to 1B/Bunt; Patek to 3B; Wilson to 2B
b8 6-2 0 123 OO KCR G. Brett V. Cruz -1% 99% Line Drive Double Play: 3B unassisted
b8 6-2 2 12- R KCR A. Otis V. Cruz 1% 99% Single to RF; Wilson Scores; White to 2B
b8 7-2 2 12- O KCR A. Cowens V. Cruz -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 7.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-7, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
t9 2-7 0 --- O CLE R. Manning D. Leonard 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
t9 2-7 1 --- CLE B. Bonds D. Leonard -0% 99% Single to 3B
t9 2-7 1 1-- O CLE A. Thornton D. Leonard 0% 100% Foul Flyball: LF
t9 2-7 2 1-- O CLE G. Alexander D. Leonard 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 7.

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