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14
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@MIL
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1
2
Sunday, July 1, 1979, 1:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 32,636, Time of Game: 2:47
Angels
14
45-35
 Won 3 
1st
at Royals
2
42-36
 Lost 3 
3rd, 2 GB
W: Nolan Ryan (10-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Angels          0  1  3   0  0  0   0 10  0   14 16  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    2  4  1

California Angels

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Grich 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .317 .392 .590 .983 -0.107 0.69 0.000 -0.107 -1.9 1 3
Carney Lansford 3B 4 3 3 2 1 0 5 .319 .362 .479 .840 0.097 0.53 0.113 -0.016 1.8 1 3
Dan Ford CF-RF 5 3 3 4 0 0 5 .282 .347 .455 .802 0.158 0.44 0.178 -0.020 3.9 3 0 2·HR
Don Baylor DH 5 2 2 4 0 0 5 .282 .365 .503 .868 0.164 0.46 0.176 -0.013 2.5 2·HR
Brian Downing C 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .348 .408 .515 .923 -0.034 0.30 0.003 -0.037 -0.4 10 0
Joe Rudi LF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .221 .277 .347 .624 -0.023 0.22 0.004 -0.026 -0.1 4 0
Merv Rettenmund RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .234 .302 .298 .600 -0.022 0.39 0.005 -0.027 -0.2 0 0
   Larry Harlow CF 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 .198 .321 .241 .563 0.008 -.18 0.008 0.000 1.3 1 0
Willie Aikens 1B 5 1 1 1 0 2 5 .292 .381 .540 .921 -0.043 0.35 0.002 -0.045 0.1 7 0
Jim Anderson SS 4 2 4 2 0 0 4 .214 .283 .381 .664 0.072 0.33 0.072 0.000 2.3 0 1 3·2B
Nolan Ryan P 0 0
Team Totals 43 14 16 13 1 2 44 .372 .386 .721 1.107 0.270 0.39 0.561 -0.291 9.2 27 7
2B: J Anderson 3 (4, 2 off P Splittorff, 1 off A Hrabosky).
HR: D Baylor 2 (16, 1 off P Splittorff, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF, 1 off M Pattin, 8th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to LF); D Ford 2 (11, 1 off P Splittorff, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF, 1 off E Rodriguez, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: D Ford 9; D Baylor 8; J Anderson 7; C Lansford 3; W Aikens; M Rettenmund; B Downing; J Rudi.
RBI: D Baylor 4 (66); D Ford 4 (41); C Lansford 2 (42); J Anderson 2 (4); W Aikens (52).
2-out RBI: D Ford 2; C Lansford.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 5 for 9.

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .317 .359 .454 .813 -0.073 0.90 0.000 -0.073 -0.9 3 0
   John Wathan RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .255 .278 .363 .641 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 1 0
Steve Braun LF 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .262 .380 .417 .797 0.020 0.48 0.036 -0.016 0.1 0 0
George Brett 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .328 .385 .539 .924 0.034 0.69 0.071 -0.036 0.4 1 10
Darrell Porter C 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .307 .434 .496 .930 0.054 0.91 0.098 -0.044 0.8 3 0
Pete LaCock 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .277 .336 .379 .715 -0.115 1.05 0.000 -0.115 -1.3 15 0
Al Cowens RF-CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .320 .364 .461 .825 -0.066 0.64 0.000 -0.066 -0.3 1 0
Jamie Quirk DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .364 .391 .455 .846 -0.056 0.54 0.000 -0.056 -1.0
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .290 .330 .449 .779 -0.051 0.65 0.000 -0.051 -0.5 2 2
Freddie Patek SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .235 .270 .280 .550 0.023 0.46 0.032 -0.008 0.1 0 2 SB
Paul Splittorff P 1 1
   Marty Pattin P 0 0
   Al Hrabosky P 0 0
   Eduardo Rodriguez P 0 0
Team Totals 31 2 4 2 3 10 34 .129 .206 .129 .335 -0.230 0.68 0.237 -0.465 -2.8 27 15
TB: F Patek; A Cowens; D Porter; G Brett.
RBI: G Brett (44); D Porter (55).
2-out RBI: D Porter; G Brett.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Splittorff-P LaCock.
E: A Hrabosky (2).
Baserunning
SB: F Patek (9, 2nd base off N Ryan/B Downing).

California Angels

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan, W (10-5) 9 4 2 2 3 10 0 2.89 34 78 0.230 0.68 2.8
Team Totals 9 4 2 2 3 10 0 2.00 34 78 0.230 0.68 2.8

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, L (9-6) 7 9 6 6 1 2 2 4.41 30 36 -0.176 0.55 -1.3
Marty Pattin 0 3 3 3 0 0 1 4.00 3 2 2 -0.082 0.35 -3.0
Al Hrabosky 0 2 3 2 0 0 0 4.24 3 2 2 -0.012 -.10 -3.6
Eduardo Rodriguez 2 2 2 2 0 0 1 5.33 8 1 1 -0.001 0.00 -1.3
Team Totals 9 16 14 13 1 2 4 13.00 44 36 5 5 -0.271 0.39 -9.2
P Splittorff faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
M Pattin faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.
A Hrabosky faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ted Hendry, 1B - Fred Spenn, 2B - Rich Garcia, 3B - Larry Barnett.
Time of Game: 2:47.
Attendance: 32,636.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 66° F, Wind 15mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

California Angels         Kansas City Royals
1 Bobby Grich 2B 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Carney Lansford 3B 2 Steve Braun LF
3 Dan Ford CF 3 George Brett 3B
4 Don Baylor DH 4 Darrell Porter C
5 Brian Downing C 5 Pete LaCock 1B
6 Joe Rudi LF 6 Al Cowens RF
7 Merv Rettenmund RF 7 Jamie Quirk DH
8 Willie Aikens 1B 8 Frank White 2B
9 Jim Anderson SS 9 Freddie Patek SS
Nolan Ryan P Paul Splittorff P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 2-0 2 1-- RR CAL D. Ford P. Splittorff 15% 84% Home Run; Lansford Scores
t2 0-0 0 --- R CAL D. Baylor P. Splittorff 10% 60% Home Run
b6 1-4 2 1-3 R KCR D. Porter N. Ryan -10% 73% Single to RF; Braun Scores; Brett to 3B
t3 1-0 2 --3 R CAL C. Lansford P. Splittorff 9% 69% Single to SS; Anderson Scores
b6 2-4 2 1-3 O KCR P. LaCock N. Ryan 8% 81% Flyball: LF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CAL B. Grich P. Splittorff -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CAL C. Lansford P. Splittorff -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CAL D. Ford P. Splittorff -1% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson N. Ryan 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR S. Braun N. Ryan 2% 49% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett N. Ryan 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- R CAL D. Baylor P. Splittorff 10% 60% Home Run
t2 1-0 0 --- O CAL B. Downing P. Splittorff -2% 58% Flyball: CF
t2 1-0 1 --- O CAL J. Rudi P. Splittorff -2% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 1-0 2 --- O CAL M. Rettenmund P. Splittorff -1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O KCR D. Porter N. Ryan 3% 58% Flyball: LF
b2 0-1 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock N. Ryan 2% 60% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-1 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens N. Ryan 1% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
t3 1-0 0 --- O CAL W. Aikens P. Splittorff -2% 59% Strikeout
t3 1-0 1 --- CAL J. Anderson P. Splittorff 4% 63% Double to CF
t3 1-0 1 -2- O CAL B. Grich P. Splittorff -3% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B; Anderson to 3B
t3 1-0 2 --3 R CAL C. Lansford P. Splittorff 9% 69% Single to SS; Anderson Scores
t3 2-0 2 1-- RR CAL D. Ford P. Splittorff 15% 84% Home Run; Lansford Scores
t3 4-0 2 --- O CAL D. Baylor P. Splittorff -1% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 7-8-9
b3 0-4 0 --- O KCR J. Quirk N. Ryan 2% 85% Flyball: CF
b3 0-4 1 --- O KCR F. White N. Ryan 1% 86% Strikeout
b3 0-4 2 --- O KCR F. Patek N. Ryan 1% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Angels Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t4 4-0 0 --- O CAL B. Downing P. Splittorff -1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 4-0 1 --- O CAL J. Rudi P. Splittorff -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 4-0 2 --- CAL M. Rettenmund P. Splittorff 1% 86% Single to LF
t4 4-0 2 1-- O CAL W. Aikens P. Splittorff -1% 85% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b4 0-4 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson N. Ryan 2% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-4 1 --- KCR S. Braun N. Ryan -2% 85% Walk
b4 0-4 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett N. Ryan 3% 87% Flyball: CF
b4 0-4 2 1-- O KCR D. Porter N. Ryan 2% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Angels Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 9-1-2
t5 4-0 0 --- CAL J. Anderson P. Splittorff 1% 90% Single to CF
t5 4-0 0 1-- OO CAL B. Grich P. Splittorff -3% 88% Line Drive Double Play: P-1B
t5 4-0 2 --- CAL C. Lansford P. Splittorff 0% 88% Walk
t5 4-0 2 1-- O CAL D. Ford P. Splittorff -1% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 5-6-7
b5 0-4 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock N. Ryan 2% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-4 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens N. Ryan 1% 91% Strikeout
b5 0-4 2 --- O KCR J. Quirk N. Ryan 1% 91% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Angels Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t6 4-0 0 --- O CAL D. Baylor P. Splittorff -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 4-0 1 --- O CAL B. Downing P. Splittorff -1% 90% Popfly: 2B
t6 4-0 2 --- O CAL J. Rudi P. Splittorff -0% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 8-9-1
b6 0-4 0 --- O KCR F. White N. Ryan 2% 92% Strikeout
b6 0-4 1 --- KCR F. Patek N. Ryan -2% 90% Single to RF
b6 0-4 1 1-- KCR W. Wilson N. Ryan -1% 89% Patek Steals 2B
b6 0-4 1 -2- O KCR W. Wilson N. Ryan 3% 92% Strikeout
b6 0-4 2 -2- KCR S. Braun N. Ryan -1% 90% Walk
b6 0-4 2 12- R KCR G. Brett N. Ryan -7% 83% Single to RF; Patek Scores; Braun to 3B
b6 1-4 2 1-3 R KCR D. Porter N. Ryan -10% 73% Single to RF; Braun Scores; Brett to 3B
b6 2-4 2 1-3 O KCR P. LaCock N. Ryan 8% 81% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Angels Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
t7 4-2 0 --- O CAL M. Rettenmund P. Splittorff -2% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 4-2 1 --- O CAL W. Aikens P. Splittorff -1% 78% Lineout: CF
t7 4-2 2 --- CAL J. Anderson P. Splittorff 2% 80% Double to CF
t7 4-2 2 -2- O CAL B. Grich P. Splittorff -3% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 6-7-8
Larry Harlow replaces Merv Rettenmund (RF) playing CF batting 7th
Dan Ford moves from CF to RF
b7 2-4 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens N. Ryan 4% 81% Flyball: CF
b7 2-4 1 --- O KCR J. Quirk N. Ryan 3% 84% Foul Flyball: LF
b7 2-4 2 --- O KCR F. White N. Ryan 2% 86% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Angels Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
Al Cowens moves from RF to CF
John Wathan replaces Willie Wilson (CF) playing RF batting 1st
t8 4-2 0 --- CAL C. Lansford P. Splittorff 2% 88% Single to 2B
t8 4-2 0 1-- CAL D. Ford P. Splittorff 3% 91% Single to CF; Lansford to 2B
Marty Pattin replaces Paul Splittorff pitching
t8 4-2 0 12- RRR CAL D. Baylor M. Pattin 8% 98% Home Run; Lansford Scores; Ford Scores
t8 7-2 0 --- CAL B. Downing M. Pattin 0% 98% Single to CF
t8 7-2 0 1-- CAL J. Rudi M. Pattin 0% 99% Single to LF; Downing to 2B
Al Hrabosky replaces Marty Pattin pitching
t8 7-2 0 12- R CAL L. Harlow A. Hrabosky 1% 100% Fielder's Choice P/Bunt; Downing Scores/Adv on E1 (throw)/No RBI; Rudi to 3B; Harlow to 2B
t8 8-2 0 -23 R CAL W. Aikens A. Hrabosky 0% 100% Single to CF; Rudi Scores; Harlow to 3B
t8 9-2 0 1-3 RR CAL J. Anderson A. Hrabosky 0% 100% Double to CF; Harlow Scores/unER; Aikens Scores
Eduardo Rodriguez replaces Al Hrabosky pitching
t8 11-2 0 -2- O CAL B. Grich E. Rodriguez 0% 100% Flyball: CF; Anderson to 3B
t8 11-2 1 --3 R CAL C. Lansford E. Rodriguez 0% 100% Single to RF; Anderson Scores
t8 12-2 1 1-- RR CAL D. Ford E. Rodriguez 0% 100% Home Run; Lansford Scores
t8 14-2 1 --- O CAL D. Baylor E. Rodriguez 0% 100% Popfly: 2B
t8 14-2 2 --- O CAL B. Downing E. Rodriguez 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
10 runs, 9 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Angels 14, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-14, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 9-1-2
b8 2-14 0 --- O KCR F. Patek N. Ryan 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b8 2-14 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan N. Ryan 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 2-14 2 --- O KCR S. Braun N. Ryan 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 14, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Angels Batting, Ahead 14-2, Royals' Eduardo Rodriguez facing 6-7-8
t9 14-2 0 --- O CAL J. Rudi E. Rodriguez 0% 100% Lineout: 3B
t9 14-2 1 --- O CAL L. Harlow E. Rodriguez 0% 100% Foul Popfly: C
t9 14-2 2 --- O CAL W. Aikens E. Rodriguez 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 14, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-14, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 3-4-5
b9 2-14 0 --- O KCR G. Brett N. Ryan 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 2-14 1 --- KCR D. Porter N. Ryan 0% 100% Walk
b9 2-14 1 1-- O KCR P. LaCock N. Ryan 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b9 2-14 2 1-- KCR A. Cowens N. Ryan 0% 100% Single to CF; Porter to 2B
b9 2-14 2 12- O KCR J. Quirk N. Ryan 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 14, Royals 2.

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