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BOS
@BAL
3
5
OAK
@CHW
1
10
SEA
@KCR
4
5
CAL
@MIL
6
9
CHC
@NYM
9
7
CHC
@NYM
2
4
CIN
@SFG
1
2
Thursday, May 24, 1979, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 19,428, Time of Game: 2:27
Mariners
4
15-29
 Lost 1 
6th, 12 GB
at Royals
5
23-20
 Won 1 
4th, 3½ GB
L: Odell Jones (0-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mariners        0  0  0   0  1  0   0  3  0    4  7  2
Royals          0  2  0   2  0  0   0  1  X    5 11  0

Seattle Mariners

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Julio Cruz 2B 2 1 0 0 2 1 .213 .582 -0.064 1.07 0.062 -0.126 -0.7 4 1 CS
Ruppert Jones CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .813 -0.098 0.95 0.000 -0.098 -1.0 2 0
Bruce Bochte 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 .343 .966 0.014 0.60 0.060 -0.046 0.6 6 1 2B
Willie Horton DH 4 1 1 2 0 0 .309 .895 0.263 0.82 0.308 -0.045 1.3 HR
Dan Meyer LF-3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 .268 .710 -0.038 0.83 0.030 -0.068 -0.1 2 0
Leon Roberts RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 .279 .783 -0.009 1.29 0.079 -0.087 0.5 2 0
Larry Milbourne 3B-SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 .304 .703 -0.002 1.56 0.124 -0.126 -0.8 2 2 GDP
Larry Cox C 4 0 1 1 0 0 .343 .827 -0.107 1.76 0.047 -0.155 -0.1 5 1
Mario Mendoza SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .438 -0.011 1.02 0.021 -0.032 -0.1 1 3 HBP
   Joe Simpson PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .630 -0.106 1.89 0.000 -0.106 -0.5 0 0
Floyd Bannister P 0 0
   Odell Jones P 0 2
   Shane Rawley P 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 7 4 3 4 .219 .649 -0.158 1.15 0.731 -0.889 -0.8 24 10
2B: B Bochte (11, off D Leonard).
HR: W Horton (10, off D Leonard; 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
HBP: M Mendoza (1, by D Leonard).
TB: W Horton 4; B Bochte 2; L Roberts 2; L Milbourne; L Cox; D Meyer.
GIDP: L Milbourne (3).
RBI: W Horton 2 (33); L Cox (12); B Bochte (32).
2-out RBI: W Horton 2; L Cox; B Bochte.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
E: M Mendoza (5); L Cox (2).
Baserunning
CS: J Cruz (6, 2nd base by D Leonard/D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 .329 .810 -0.070 0.96 0.022 -0.092 -0.7 3 0 SB,SH
George Brett 3B 3 0 2 3 2 0 .309 .882 0.200 1.25 0.200 0.000 2.7 1 1 2B,SB,2·IW
Amos Otis CF 3 0 1 1 2 1 .327 .868 0.222 1.27 0.255 -0.033 0.9 5 0 IW
Darrell Porter C 5 0 1 0 0 0 .318 .929 -0.113 0.89 0.009 -0.122 -1.6 4 1
Hal McRae DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .713 -0.009 0.77 0.041 -0.050 0.1 HBP
John Wathan 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .659 -0.086 0.93 0.001 -0.086 -1.2 6 1 SH
Joe Zdeb RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 .133 .502 0.071 0.58 0.093 -0.022 0.6 2 0 3B
   Tom Poquette PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .413 -0.020 0.38 0.000 -0.020 -0.8 0 0
U.L. Washington 2B 4 2 1 1 0 1 .213 .633 0.056 0.59 0.080 -0.024 0.1 2 3 2B
Todd Cruz SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 .308 .742 0.027 0.63 0.063 -0.035 0.2 3 3 CS
   Steve Braun PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .929 0.063 1.82 0.063 0.000 0.4
   Freddie Patek PR-SS 0 1 0 0 0 0 .241 .557 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Dennis Leonard P 1 2
Team Totals 33 5 11 5 4 4 .333 .876 0.341 0.92 0.827 -0.484 0.7 27 11
2B: U Washington (7, off F Bannister); G Brett (13, off F Bannister).
3B: J Zdeb (1, off F Bannister).
SH: W Wilson (5, off O Jones); J Wathan (2, off O Jones).
IBB: G Brett 2 (6, 2 by O Jones); A Otis (1, by F Bannister).
HBP: H McRae (3, by O Jones).
TB: G Brett 3; J Zdeb 3; U Washington 2; W Wilson 2; T Cruz 2; A Otis; D Porter; S Braun.
RBI: G Brett 3 (21); A Otis (24); U Washington (5).
2-out RBI: G Brett 2.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 4 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Leonard-T Cruz-J Wathan.
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (16, 2nd base off O Jones/L Cox); G Brett (8, 2nd base off F Bannister/L Cox).
CS: T Cruz (1, 2nd base by O Jones/L Cox).

Seattle Mariners

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Floyd Bannister 4 6 4 2 2 1 0 3.99 22 37 -0.179 0.98 -1.9
Odell Jones, L (0-5) 3.1 5 1 1 2 3 0 6.75 17 0 0 -0.239 0.83 -0.1
Shane Rawley 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.46 2 2 0 0.076 1.11 1.2
Team Totals 8 11 5 3 4 4 0 3.38 41 37 2 0 -0.342 0.92 -0.7

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, W (4-4) 9 7 4 4 3 4 1 4.07 36 58 0.158 1.15 0.8
Team Totals 9 7 4 4 3 4 1 4.00 36 58 0.158 1.15 0.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: O Jones (1; H McRae); D Leonard (1; M Mendoza).
IBB: O Jones 2 (5; G Brett, G Brett); F Bannister (1; A Otis).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Durwood Merrill, 1B - Dave Phillips, 2B - Lou DiMuro, 3B - Al Clark.
Time of Game: 2:27.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 66° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Seattle Mariners         Kansas City Royals
1 Julio Cruz 2B 1 Willie Wilson LF
2 Ruppert Jones CF 2 George Brett 3B
3 Bruce Bochte 1B 3 Amos Otis CF
4 Willie Horton DH 4 Darrell Porter C
5 Dan Meyer LF 5 Hal McRae DH
6 Leon Roberts RF 6 John Wathan 1B
7 Larry Milbourne 3B 7 Joe Zdeb RF
8 Larry Cox C 8 U.L. Washington 2B
9 Mario Mendoza SS 9 Todd Cruz SS
Floyd Bannister P Dennis Leonard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 2-4 2 -2- RR SEA W. Horton D. Leonard -31% 58% Home Run; Bochte Scores
b8 4-4 1 12- R KCR A. Otis O. Jones 23% 91% Single to LF; Patek Scores; Brett to 3B
b4 2-0 2 12- RR KCR G. Brett F. Bannister 13% 90% Double to LF; Washington Scores/unER; Wilson Scores/unER
t9 4-5 1 1-- O SEA L. Cox D. Leonard 10% 92% Flyball: CF
t5 0-4 0 12- OO SEA L. Milbourne D. Leonard 9% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B; Meyer to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Mariners Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- SEA J. Cruz D. Leonard -3% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O SEA R. Jones D. Leonard 6% 52% Cruz Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- O SEA R. Jones D. Leonard 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O SEA B. Bochte D. Leonard 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mariners' Floyd Bannister facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson F. Bannister -2% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- KCR G. Brett F. Bannister 2% 55% Single to CF
b1 0-0 1 1-- KCR A. Otis F. Bannister 2% 57% Brett Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- KCR A. Otis F. Bannister 2% 59% Walk
b1 0-0 1 12- O KCR D. Porter F. Bannister -4% 54% Popfly: 1B
b1 0-0 2 12- KCR H. McRae F. Bannister 3% 57% Reached on Interference on C; Brett to 3B; Otis to 2B
b1 0-0 2 123 O KCR J. Wathan F. Bannister -7% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Mariners 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mariners Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O SEA W. Horton D. Leonard 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O SEA D. Meyer D. Leonard 2% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- O SEA L. Roberts D. Leonard 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mariners' Floyd Bannister facing 7-8-9
b2 0-0 0 --- KCR J. Zdeb F. Bannister 9% 65% Triple to RF
b2 0-0 0 --3 R KCR U. Washington F. Bannister 6% 71% Double to LF; Zdeb Scores
b2 1-0 0 -2- KCR T. Cruz F. Bannister 5% 76% Single to RF; Washington to 3B
b2 1-0 0 1-3 O KCR W. Wilson F. Bannister -5% 71% Popfly: 2B
b2 1-0 1 1-3 RO KCR G. Brett F. Bannister 1% 72% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Washington Scores
b2 2-0 2 1-- O KCR A. Otis F. Bannister -2% 71% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- SEA L. Milbourne D. Leonard -4% 67% Walk
t3 0-2 0 1-- O SEA L. Cox D. Leonard 4% 71% Flyball: RF
t3 0-2 1 1-- O SEA M. Mendoza D. Leonard 3% 74% Flyball: RF
t3 0-2 2 1-- O SEA J. Cruz D. Leonard 2% 76% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mariners' Floyd Bannister facing 4-5-6
b3 2-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter F. Bannister -2% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 2-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae F. Bannister -1% 73% Foul Popfly: 3B
b3 2-0 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan F. Bannister -1% 72% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
t4 0-2 0 --- O SEA R. Jones D. Leonard 3% 75% Flyball: LF
t4 0-2 1 --- O SEA B. Bochte D. Leonard 2% 77% Flyball: CF
t4 0-2 2 --- O SEA W. Horton D. Leonard 1% 78% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mariners' Floyd Bannister facing 7-8-9
b4 2-0 0 --- O KCR J. Zdeb F. Bannister -2% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-0 1 --- KCR U. Washington F. Bannister 2% 78% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b4 2-0 1 1-- O KCR T. Cruz F. Bannister -2% 76% Foul Flyball: RF
b4 2-0 2 1-- KCR W. Wilson F. Bannister 1% 78% Single to LF; Washington to 2B
b4 2-0 2 12- RR KCR G. Brett F. Bannister 13% 90% Double to LF; Washington Scores/unER; Wilson Scores/unER
b4 4-0 2 -2- KCR A. Otis F. Bannister 0% 91% Intentional Walk
b4 4-0 2 12- O KCR D. Porter F. Bannister -1% 89% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Mariners 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
t5 0-4 0 --- SEA D. Meyer D. Leonard -3% 86% Single to LF
t5 0-4 0 1-- SEA L. Roberts D. Leonard -5% 81% Single to LF; Meyer to 2B
t5 0-4 0 12- OO SEA L. Milbourne D. Leonard 9% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B; Meyer to 3B
t5 0-4 2 --3 R SEA L. Cox D. Leonard -5% 86% Single to RF; Meyer Scores
t5 1-4 2 1-- SEA M. Mendoza D. Leonard -2% 84% Hit By Pitch; Cox to 2B
t5 1-4 2 12- O SEA J. Cruz D. Leonard 4% 88% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Mariners' Odell Jones facing 5-6-7
Odell Jones replaces Floyd Bannister pitching
b5 4-1 0 --- O KCR H. McRae O. Jones -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 4-1 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan O. Jones -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 4-1 2 --- O KCR J. Zdeb O. Jones -1% 86% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Mariners Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
t6 1-4 0 --- O SEA R. Jones D. Leonard 2% 88% Popfly: 3B
t6 1-4 1 --- O SEA B. Bochte D. Leonard 2% 90% Flyball: LF
t6 1-4 2 --- O SEA W. Horton D. Leonard 1% 91% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Mariners' Odell Jones facing 8-9-1
b6 4-1 0 --- O KCR U. Washington O. Jones -1% 90% Strikeout Looking
b6 4-1 1 --- KCR T. Cruz O. Jones 1% 91% Single to LF
b6 4-1 1 1-- O KCR W. Wilson O. Jones -1% 89% Cruz Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b6 4-1 2 --- KCR W. Wilson O. Jones 0% 90% Single to CF
b6 4-1 2 1-- KCR G. Brett O. Jones 0% 90% Wilson Steals 2B
b6 4-1 2 -2- KCR G. Brett O. Jones 0% 91% Intentional Walk
b6 4-1 2 12- O KCR A. Otis O. Jones -2% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Mariners Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
t7 1-4 0 --- O SEA D. Meyer D. Leonard 2% 91% Flyball: CF
t7 1-4 1 --- SEA L. Roberts D. Leonard -3% 89% Single to RF
t7 1-4 1 1-- O SEA L. Milbourne D. Leonard 3% 92% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t7 1-4 2 1-- O SEA L. Cox D. Leonard 2% 94% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Mariners' Odell Jones facing 4-5-6
b7 4-1 0 --- KCR D. Porter O. Jones 1% 95% Single to RF
b7 4-1 0 1-- KCR H. McRae O. Jones 1% 96% Hit By Pitch; Porter to 2B
b7 4-1 0 12- O KCR J. Wathan O. Jones 0% 96% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Porter to 3B; McRae to 2B
Tom Poquette pinch hits for Joe Zdeb (RF) batting 7th
b7 4-1 1 -23 O KCR T. Poquette O. Jones -2% 94% Strikeout Looking
b7 4-1 2 -23 O KCR U. Washington O. Jones -2% 93% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, Mariners Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
Tom Poquette moves from PH to RF
Joe Simpson pinch hits for Mario Mendoza (SS) batting 9th
t8 1-4 0 --- O SEA J. Simpson D. Leonard 2% 95% Flyball: LF
t8 1-4 1 --- SEA J. Cruz D. Leonard -3% 92% Walk
t8 1-4 1 1-- O SEA R. Jones D. Leonard 3% 95% Lineout: CF
t8 1-4 2 1-- R SEA B. Bochte D. Leonard -6% 89% Double to LF; Cruz Scores
t8 2-4 2 -2- RR SEA W. Horton D. Leonard -31% 58% Home Run; Bochte Scores
t8 4-4 2 --- O SEA D. Meyer D. Leonard 3% 61% Groundout: 1B-P
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 4, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Mariners' Odell Jones facing 9-1-2
Dan Meyer moves from LF to 3B
Larry Milbourne moves from 3B to SS
Joe Simpson moves from PH to LF
Steve Braun pinch hits for Todd Cruz (SS) batting 9th
b8 4-4 0 --- KCR S. Braun O. Jones 6% 67% Single/Bunt
Freddie Patek pinch runs for Steve Braun (PH) batting 9th
b8 4-4 0 1-- O KCR W. Wilson O. Jones -2% 65% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Patek to 2B
b8 4-4 1 -2- KCR G. Brett O. Jones 2% 67% Intentional Walk
b8 4-4 1 12- R KCR A. Otis O. Jones 23% 91% Single to LF; Patek Scores; Brett to 3B
Shane Rawley replaces Odell Jones pitching
b8 5-4 1 1-3 O KCR D. Porter S. Rawley -5% 86% Fielder's Choice 1B; Brett out at Hm/1B-C; Otis to 2B
b8 5-4 2 12- O KCR H. McRae S. Rawley -3% 83% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mariners 4, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Mariners Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 6-7-8
Freddie Patek moves from PR to SS
t9 4-5 0 --- O SEA L. Roberts D. Leonard 8% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 4-5 1 --- SEA L. Milbourne D. Leonard -8% 82% Single to LF
t9 4-5 1 1-- O SEA L. Cox D. Leonard 10% 92% Flyball: CF
t9 4-5 2 1-- O SEA J. Simpson D. Leonard 8% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 4, Royals 5.

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