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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BOS
2
0
CHW
@CAL
0
4
DET
@CLE
7
9
MIN
@KCR
1
5
MIL
@OAK
6
7
MIL
@OAK
1
2
TEX
@SEA
6
4
BAL
@TOR
6
2
SFG
@ATL
8
1
PIT
@CHC
6
5
LAD
@CIN
6
4
SDP
@HOU
0
1
SDP
@HOU
3
6
STL
@NYM
7
8
 
(11)
MON
@PHI
10
6
Sunday, May 20, 1979, 1:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 39,661, Time of Game: 2:05
Twins
1
24-13
 Lost 1 
1st
at Royals
5
22-18
 Won 1 
4th, 3½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  9  1
Royals          2  0  0   2  1  0   0  0  X    5  7  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Norwood CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .254 .293 .430 .723 -0.059 0.57 0.000 -0.059 -0.8 5 0
Roy Smalley SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .408 .483 .646 1.129 -0.013 0.37 0.014 -0.027 -0.3 3 3
Ron Jackson 1B 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .275 .333 .493 .826 0.035 0.44 0.046 -0.011 0.7 3 1 2B
Craig Kusick DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .242 .242 .576 .818 -0.078 0.95 0.011 -0.089 -0.2
Bombo Rivera RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .250 .311 .321 .633 0.097 0.79 0.106 -0.010 1.0 3 0 SB
Butch Wynegar C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .295 .410 .442 .852 -0.096 1.10 0.018 -0.115 -1.2 3 1 GDP
Ken Landreaux LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .318 .388 .486 .874 -0.059 0.85 0.020 -0.080 -1.2 4 0
Bob Randall 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .250 .325 .306 .631 -0.091 0.84 0.000 -0.091 -1.1 1 0
John Castino 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .288 .382 .424 .806 -0.046 0.59 0.000 -0.046 -0.6 1 1
Roger Erickson P 1 0
   Ken Brett P 0 0
   Pete Redfern P 0 0
Team Totals 35 1 9 1 0 3 35 .257 .257 .286 .543 -0.310 0.73 0.215 -0.528 -3.8 24 6
2B: R Jackson (10, off P Splittorff).
TB: R Jackson 4; B Rivera 2; C Kusick; B Wynegar; R Smalley; K Landreaux.
GIDP: B Wynegar (4).
RBI: C Kusick (4).
2-out RBI: C Kusick.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
E: R Smalley (4).
Baserunning
SB: B Rivera (1, 2nd base off P Splittorff/D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .306 .371 .387 .759 0.028 0.69 0.057 -0.029 -0.1 2 0
George Brett 3B 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .286 .341 .452 .793 0.148 0.43 0.157 -0.009 2.1 0 2 HR,2B
Amos Otis CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .341 .433 .464 .897 -0.024 0.32 0.009 -0.033 0.4 1 0 2·2B
Darrell Porter C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .303 .428 .508 .935 0.030 0.32 0.051 -0.021 -0.3 3 0 3B
Pete LaCock 1B 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .295 .353 .419 .772 0.053 0.46 0.064 -0.011 0.6 7 0 3B
   John Wathan PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .306 .386 .692 -0.002 0.08 0.000 -0.002 -0.4 1 0
Hal McRae DH 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .222 .295 .375 .670 -0.006 0.37 0.014 -0.021 -0.6 SF
Clint Hurdle RF 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 .269 .380 .442 .822 -0.007 0.21 0.005 -0.012 0.1 6 0
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .246 .286 .278 .563 -0.019 0.23 0.000 -0.019 -0.6 4 3
U.L. Washington 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .212 .281 .365 .646 -0.013 0.44 0.024 -0.037 -0.6 3 5 CS
Paul Splittorff P 0 0
Team Totals 29 5 7 3 3 3 33 .241 .303 .586 .889 0.188 0.39 0.381 -0.194 0.7 27 10
2B: G Brett (11, off R Erickson); A Otis 2 (11, 1 off R Erickson, 1 off K Brett).
3B: D Porter (3, off R Erickson); P LaCock (2, off R Erickson).
HR: G Brett (3, off R Erickson, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: H McRae (5, off R Erickson).
TB: G Brett 6; A Otis 4; P LaCock 3; D Porter 3; W Wilson.
RBI: H McRae (23); P LaCock (17); G Brett (14).
2-out RBI: G Brett.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. F Patek-U Washington-J Wathan; F Patek-U Washington-P LaCock.
E: U Washington (7).
Baserunning
CS: U Washington (1, 2nd base by R Erickson/B Wynegar).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Roger Erickson, L (0-4) 6 6 5 5 3 3 1 7.83 26 40 -0.196 0.47 -1.8
Ken Brett 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.00 5 0 0 0.003 0.06 0.4
Pete Redfern 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.27 2 1 0 0.005 0.09 0.7
Team Totals 8 7 5 5 3 3 1 5.62 33 40 1 0 -0.188 0.39 -0.7

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, W (6-3) 9 9 1 1 0 3 0 3.50 35 68 0.311 0.73 3.8
Team Totals 9 9 1 1 0 3 0 1.00 35 68 0.311 0.73 3.8
Balks: R Erickson (1).
WP: R Erickson (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dave Phillips, 1B - Lou DiMuro, 2B - Al Clark, 3B - Durwood Merrill.
Time of Game: 2:05.
Attendance: 39,661.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 74° F, Wind 13mph in unknown direction, Cloudy.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 0 -2- RR KCR G. Brett R. Erickson 12% 73% Double to SS; Wilson Scores/Adv on E6/No RBI; Brett Scores/No RBI
b4 2-0 1 --3 R KCR P. LaCock R. Erickson 6% 88% Triple to LF; Porter Scores
b4 2-0 1 --- KCR D. Porter R. Erickson 5% 82% Triple to CF
t3 0-2 2 12- O MIN C. Kusick P. Splittorff 5% 76% Strikeout
t6 0-5 1 12- OO MIN B. Wynegar P. Splittorff 4% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN W. Norwood P. Splittorff 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O MIN R. Smalley P. Splittorff 2% 54% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- O MIN R. Jackson P. Splittorff 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Roger Erickson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson R. Erickson 3% 58% Single to RF
b1 0-0 0 1-- KCR G. Brett R. Erickson 2% 61% Balk; Wilson to 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- RR KCR G. Brett R. Erickson 12% 73% Double to SS; Wilson Scores/Adv on E6/No RBI; Brett Scores/No RBI
b1 2-0 0 --- O KCR A. Otis R. Erickson -2% 71% Flyball: RF
b1 2-0 1 --- O KCR D. Porter R. Erickson -1% 70% Flyball: LF
b1 2-0 2 --- O KCR P. LaCock R. Erickson -1% 69% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- O MIN C. Kusick P. Splittorff 2% 72% Flyball: RF
t2 0-2 1 --- MIN B. Rivera P. Splittorff -3% 69% Single to RF
t2 0-2 1 1-- O MIN B. Wynegar P. Splittorff 3% 72% Flyball: RF
t2 0-2 2 1-- MIN K. Landreaux P. Splittorff -2% 70% Single to LF; Rivera to 2B
t2 0-2 2 12- O MIN B. Randall P. Splittorff 4% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Roger Erickson facing 6-7-8
b2 2-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Erickson -2% 73% Flyball: CF
b2 2-0 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle R. Erickson -1% 72% Popfly: SS
b2 2-0 2 --- O KCR F. Patek R. Erickson -1% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 9-1-2
t3 0-2 0 --- O MIN J. Castino P. Splittorff 3% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-2 1 --- O MIN W. Norwood P. Splittorff 2% 75% Lineout: LF
t3 0-2 2 --- MIN R. Smalley P. Splittorff -1% 74% Single to RF
t3 0-2 2 1-- MIN R. Jackson P. Splittorff -2% 71% Single to RF; Smalley to 2B
t3 0-2 2 12- O MIN C. Kusick P. Splittorff 5% 76% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Roger Erickson facing 9-1-2
b3 2-0 0 --- KCR U. Washington R. Erickson 2% 79% Walk
b3 2-0 0 1-- O KCR W. Wilson R. Erickson -2% 76% Strikeout Looking
b3 2-0 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett R. Erickson -3% 73% Washington Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b3 2-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Erickson -1% 72% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t4 0-2 0 --- MIN B. Rivera P. Splittorff -4% 68% Single to LF
t4 0-2 0 1-- O MIN B. Wynegar P. Splittorff 4% 72% Flyball: RF
t4 0-2 1 1-- MIN K. Landreaux P. Splittorff -2% 71% Rivera Steals 2B
t4 0-2 1 -2- O MIN K. Landreaux P. Splittorff 4% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B; Rivera to 3B
t4 0-2 2 --3 O MIN B. Randall P. Splittorff 4% 78% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Roger Erickson facing 3-4-5
b4 2-0 0 --- O KCR A. Otis R. Erickson -2% 77% Flyball: CF
b4 2-0 1 --- KCR D. Porter R. Erickson 5% 82% Triple to CF
b4 2-0 1 --3 R KCR P. LaCock R. Erickson 6% 88% Triple to LF; Porter Scores
b4 3-0 1 --3 RO KCR H. McRae R. Erickson 1% 90% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; LaCock Scores
b4 4-0 2 --- KCR C. Hurdle R. Erickson 0% 90% Walk
b4 4-0 2 1-- O KCR F. Patek R. Erickson -1% 89% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 9-1-2
t5 0-4 0 --- O MIN J. Castino P. Splittorff 2% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-4 1 --- O MIN W. Norwood P. Splittorff 1% 92% Popfly: SS
t5 0-4 2 --- O MIN R. Smalley P. Splittorff 1% 93% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Twins' Roger Erickson facing 9-1-2
b5 4-0 0 --- O KCR U. Washington R. Erickson -1% 92% Foul Popfly: 3B
b5 4-0 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson R. Erickson -0% 92% Lineout: LF
b5 4-0 2 --- R KCR G. Brett R. Erickson 3% 95% Home Run
b5 5-0 2 --- KCR A. Otis R. Erickson 0% 96% Double to LF
b5 5-0 2 -2- KCR D. Porter R. Erickson 0% 96% Wild Pitch; Otis to 3B
b5 5-0 2 --3 O KCR D. Porter R. Erickson -1% 95% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 5.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 3-4-5
t6 0-5 0 --- MIN R. Jackson P. Splittorff -2% 93% Single to LF
t6 0-5 0 1-- O MIN C. Kusick P. Splittorff 2% 95% Flyball: RF
t6 0-5 1 1-- MIN B. Rivera P. Splittorff -2% 93% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Jackson to 2B
t6 0-5 1 12- OO MIN B. Wynegar P. Splittorff 4% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Twins' Roger Erickson facing 5-6-7
b6 5-0 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock R. Erickson -0% 97% Foul Flyball: LF
b6 5-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Erickson -0% 97% Flyball: LF
b6 5-0 2 --- KCR C. Hurdle R. Erickson 0% 97% Walk
b6 5-0 2 1-- O KCR F. Patek R. Erickson -0% 97% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 5.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
t7 0-5 0 --- O MIN K. Landreaux P. Splittorff 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 0-5 1 --- O MIN B. Randall P. Splittorff 1% 98% Lineout: SS
t7 0-5 2 --- O MIN J. Castino P. Splittorff 0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Twins' Ken Brett facing 9-1-2
Ken Brett replaces Roger Erickson pitching
b7 5-0 0 --- O KCR U. Washington K. Brett -0% 98% Lineout: RF
b7 5-0 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson K. Brett -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 5-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett K. Brett -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t8 0-5 0 --- O MIN W. Norwood P. Splittorff 1% 99% Strikeout
t8 0-5 1 --- O MIN R. Smalley P. Splittorff 0% 99% Popfly: 2B
t8 0-5 2 --- MIN R. Jackson P. Splittorff -0% 99% Double to RF
t8 0-5 2 -2- R MIN C. Kusick P. Splittorff -1% 98% Single to CF; Jackson Scores
t8 1-5 2 1-- O MIN B. Rivera P. Splittorff 1% 99% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Twins' Ken Brett facing 3-4-5
b8 5-1 0 --- KCR A. Otis K. Brett 0% 99% Double to LF
b8 5-1 0 -2- O KCR D. Porter K. Brett -0% 99% Popfly: SS
Pete Redfern replaces Ken Brett pitching
John Wathan pinch hits for Pete LaCock (1B) batting 5th
b8 5-1 1 -2- O KCR J. Wathan P. Redfern -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 5-1 2 -2- O KCR H. McRae P. Redfern -0% 98% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 6-7-8
John Wathan moves from PH to 1B
t9 1-5 0 --- MIN B. Wynegar P. Splittorff -2% 97% Single to LF
t9 1-5 0 1-- OO MIN K. Landreaux P. Splittorff 3% 100% Line Drive Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t9 1-5 2 --- O MIN B. Randall P. Splittorff 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 5.

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