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BAL
@CAL
3
2
MIN
@CLE
4
5
MIN
@CLE
7
2
CHW
@KCR
4
2
DET
@MIL
4
5
DET
@MIL
1
3
NYY
@OAK
2
0
BOS
@SEA
8
2
TOR
@TEX
3
4
STL
@ATL
5
6
HOU
@CHC
0
10
PIT
@CIN
2
4
PIT
@CIN
2
1
LAD
@MON
8
6
SDP
@NYM
5
3
SDP
@NYM
1
4
SFG
@PHI
3
5
Sunday, July 8, 1979, 1:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 24,501, Time of Game: 2:38
White Sox
4
37-46
 Won 1 
5th, 11½ GB
at Royals
2
43-41
 Lost 1 
4th, 6 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       2  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    4 13  2
Royals          0  0  0   0  1  0   0  1  0    2  8  0

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alan Bannister DH 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .326 .389 .427 .816 -0.080 0.58 0.009 -0.089 -1.2 2B
Ralph Garr LF 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .301 .339 .417 .757 0.089 0.61 0.098 -0.009 1.0 0 0 2B
   Junior Moore LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .273 .310 .326 .636 -0.024 0.43 0.000 -0.024 -0.6 1 0
Jorge Orta 2B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .223 .324 .340 .665 0.086 0.53 0.104 -0.018 0.9 0 3 2B
Lamar Johnson 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .302 .371 .471 .842 -0.060 0.53 0.005 -0.065 -1.0 12 0 GDP
   Mike Squires 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .291 .298 .589 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Chet Lemon CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .304 .392 .485 .876 0.082 0.48 0.097 -0.015 0.8 1 0 2B
Rusty Torres RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .286 .382 .403 .785 -0.040 0.49 0.008 -0.048 -0.6 6 0
Greg Pryor SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .283 .333 .346 .680 0.070 0.48 0.097 -0.027 0.6 1 2 HR,GDP
Milt May C 3 1 2 0 0 0 4 .250 .317 .435 .752 0.035 0.52 0.051 -0.016 0.5 2 0 SH
Kevin Bell 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .130 .167 .130 .297 -0.047 0.56 0.000 -0.047 -1.1 1 5 SH
Francisco Barrios P 1 0
   Guy Hoffman P 0 0
   Randy Scarbery P 0 0
Team Totals 36 4 13 4 0 4 38 .361 .361 .556 .917 0.111 0.52 0.469 -0.358 -0.8 27 10
2B: R Garr (5, off M Pattin); J Orta (8, off M Pattin); C Lemon (22, off M Pattin); A Bannister (13, off D Quisenberry).
HR: G Pryor (1, off M Pattin, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: K Bell (1, off M Pattin); M May (2, off S Mingori).
TB: G Pryor 5; C Lemon 3; J Orta 3; R Garr 3; M May 2; A Bannister 2; R Torres; L Johnson.
GIDP: L Johnson (10); G Pryor (7).
RBI: J Orta (24); R Garr (27); C Lemon (42); G Pryor (20).
2-out RBI: R Garr; C Lemon.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
E: K Bell (1); R Garr (4).

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 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .315 .355 .438 .794 -0.063 1.13 0.064 -0.127 0.0 0 0
George Brett 3B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .327 .385 .530 .914 -0.072 0.78 0.022 -0.094 -0.4 2 6
Amos Otis CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .303 .386 .455 .841 -0.019 0.74 0.035 -0.054 -0.2 3 0 2B
Darrell Porter C 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .312 .436 .504 .939 0.001 0.82 0.053 -0.052 -0.1 4 0
Al Cowens RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .320 .367 .452 .820 -0.032 1.25 0.069 -0.100 -0.4 1 0
Pete LaCock 1B 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 .279 .344 .386 .730 0.112 1.12 0.143 -0.031 1.8 10 1 2·2B
Steve Braun DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .247 .362 .393 .755 -0.119 1.26 0.000 -0.119 -1.3
   George Scott PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .251 .320 .377 .697 -0.058 2.07 0.000 -0.058 -0.4
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .276 .316 .418 .734 -0.080 1.05 0.000 -0.080 -0.9 6 3
   Jamie Quirk PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .320 .346 .400 .746 -0.050 1.92 0.000 -0.050 -0.2
Freddie Patek SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .238 .275 .281 .556 -0.024 0.84 0.000 -0.024 -0.3 0 0
   U.L. Washington SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .266 .316 .355 .671 0.014 1.06 0.064 -0.050 -0.2 1 3
Marty Pattin P 0 0
   Steve Mingori P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 36 2 8 1 2 2 38 .222 .263 .306 .569 -0.390 1.06 0.450 -0.839 -2.8 27 13
2B: P LaCock 2 (17, 2 off F Barrios); A Otis (18, off F Barrios).
TB: P LaCock 5; A Otis 3; U Washington; W Wilson; G Brett.
RBI: P LaCock (34).
2-out RBI: P LaCock.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. F White-U Washington-P LaCock; G Brett-F White-P LaCock.
PB: D Porter (7).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Francisco Barrios, W (8-3) 7.2 7 2 2 2 2 0 3.61 33 57 0.237 0.91 1.9
Guy Hoffman, H (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.38 1 1 0 0.055 1.97 0.3
Randy Scarbery, S (3) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.62 4 0 0 0.099 1.88 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 2 2 0 2.00 38 57 1 0 0.391 1.06 2.8

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Marty Pattin, L (3-2) 1.2 6 4 4 0 0 1 4.53 11 27 -0.274 0.86 -3.2
Steve Mingori 4.2 5 0 0 0 4 0 4.09 19 1 0 0.103 0.40 2.4
Dan Quisenberry 2.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 8 1 0 0.060 0.32 1.6
Team Totals 9 13 4 4 0 4 1 4.00 38 27 2 0 -0.111 0.52 0.8
Balks: None.
WP: G Hoffman (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dave Phillips, 1B - Dan Morrison, 2B - Dallas Parks, 3B - Durwood Merrill.
Time of Game: 2:38.
Attendance: 24,501.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 12mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Alan Bannister DH 1 Willie Wilson LF
2 Ralph Garr LF 2 George Brett 3B
3 Jorge Orta 2B 3 Amos Otis CF
4 Lamar Johnson 1B 4 Darrell Porter C
5 Chet Lemon CF 5 Al Cowens RF
6 Rusty Torres RF 6 Pete LaCock 1B
7 Greg Pryor SS 7 Steve Braun DH
8 Milt May C 8 Frank White 2B
9 Kevin Bell 3B 9 Freddie Patek SS
Francisco Barrios P Marty Pattin P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 1 -2- R CHW J. Orta M. Pattin 9% 61% Double to RF; Garr Scores
t1 1-0 2 -2- R CHW C. Lemon M. Pattin 9% 67% Double to RF; Orta Scores
t2 2-0 0 --- R CHW G. Pryor M. Pattin 8% 77% Home Run
b8 1-4 2 1-- R KCR P. LaCock F. Barrios -7% 87% Double to RF; Porter Scores
b6 1-4 0 --- KCR A. Cowens F. Barrios -7% 76% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Cowens to 2B

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' Marty Pattin facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHW A. Bannister M. Pattin -2% 48% Popfly: 3B
t1 0-0 1 --- CHW R. Garr M. Pattin 4% 52% Double to LF
t1 0-0 1 -2- R CHW J. Orta M. Pattin 9% 61% Double to RF; Garr Scores
t1 1-0 1 -2- O CHW L. Johnson M. Pattin -3% 58% Flyball: RF
t1 1-0 2 -2- R CHW C. Lemon M. Pattin 9% 67% Double to RF; Orta Scores
t1 2-0 2 -2- O CHW R. Torres M. Pattin -3% 64% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Francisco Barrios facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson F. Barrios 2% 67% Flyball: RF
b1 0-2 1 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Barrios 2% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-2 2 --- KCR A. Otis F. Barrios -1% 67% Single to LF
b1 0-2 2 1-- KCR D. Porter F. Barrios -2% 65% Walk; Otis to 2B
b1 0-2 2 12- O KCR A. Cowens F. Barrios 4% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- R CHW G. Pryor M. Pattin 8% 77% Home Run
t2 3-0 0 --- CHW M. May M. Pattin 2% 79% Single to LF
t2 3-0 0 1-- O CHW K. Bell M. Pattin -1% 78% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; May to 2B
t2 3-0 1 -2- CHW A. Bannister M. Pattin 2% 80% Passed Ball; May to 3B
t2 3-0 1 --3 O CHW A. Bannister M. Pattin -4% 77% Popfly: 2B
t2 3-0 2 --3 R CHW R. Garr M. Pattin 6% 82% Single to CF; May Scores
Steve Mingori replaces Marty Pattin pitching
t2 4-0 2 1-- O CHW J. Orta S. Mingori -1% 81% Popfly: 3B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, White Sox' Francisco Barrios facing 6-7-8
b2 0-4 0 --- KCR P. LaCock F. Barrios -3% 78% Single to CF
b2 0-4 0 1-- O KCR S. Braun F. Barrios 3% 81% Foul Popfly: 3B
b2 0-4 1 1-- O KCR F. White F. Barrios 2% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B; LaCock to 2B
b2 0-4 2 -2- O KCR F. Patek F. Barrios 2% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 4-5-6
U.L. Washington replaces Freddie Patek playing SS batting 9th
t3 4-0 0 --- O CHW L. Johnson S. Mingori -1% 84% Flyball: CF
t3 4-0 1 --- O CHW C. Lemon S. Mingori -1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 4-0 2 --- O CHW R. Torres S. Mingori -1% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, White Sox' Francisco Barrios facing 1-2-3
b3 0-4 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson F. Barrios 2% 85% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 0-4 1 --- KCR G. Brett F. Barrios -2% 83% Single to LF
b3 0-4 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis F. Barrios 3% 85% Flyball: CF
b3 0-4 2 1-- O KCR D. Porter F. Barrios 2% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 7-8-9
t4 4-0 0 --- O CHW G. Pryor S. Mingori -1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 4-0 1 --- CHW M. May S. Mingori 1% 87% Single to RF
t4 4-0 1 1-- O CHW K. Bell S. Mingori -1% 86% Strikeout Looking
t4 4-0 2 1-- O CHW A. Bannister S. Mingori -1% 85% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, White Sox' Francisco Barrios facing 5-6-7
b4 0-4 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens F. Barrios 2% 87% Flyball: RF
b4 0-4 1 --- KCR P. LaCock F. Barrios -3% 84% Double to LF
b4 0-4 1 -2- O KCR S. Braun F. Barrios 3% 87% Lineout: P
b4 0-4 2 -2- O KCR F. White F. Barrios 2% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 2-3-4
t5 4-0 0 --- O CHW R. Garr S. Mingori -1% 88% Lineout: CF
t5 4-0 1 --- O CHW J. Orta S. Mingori -1% 88% Strikeout Looking
t5 4-0 2 --- CHW L. Johnson S. Mingori 0% 88% Single to LF
t5 4-0 2 1-- CHW C. Lemon S. Mingori 1% 89% Single/Bunt; Johnson to 2B
t5 4-0 2 12- O CHW R. Torres S. Mingori -2% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, White Sox' Francisco Barrios facing 9-1-2
b5 0-4 0 --- O KCR U. Washington F. Barrios 2% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-4 1 --- R KCR W. Wilson F. Barrios -6% 83% Single to LF; Wilson Scores/Adv on E7/No RBI
b5 1-4 1 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Barrios 2% 85% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 1-4 2 --- KCR A. Otis F. Barrios -2% 82% Double to RF
b5 1-4 2 -2- O KCR D. Porter F. Barrios 3% 86% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 7-8-9
t6 4-1 0 --- CHW G. Pryor S. Mingori 2% 88% Single to CF
t6 4-1 0 1-- O CHW M. May S. Mingori -1% 87% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Pryor to 2B
t6 4-1 1 -2- O CHW K. Bell S. Mingori -2% 85% Strikeout Looking
t6 4-1 2 -2- O CHW A. Bannister S. Mingori -2% 83% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, White Sox' Francisco Barrios facing 5-6-7
Junior Moore replaces Ralph Garr playing LF batting 2nd
b6 1-4 0 --- KCR A. Cowens F. Barrios -7% 76% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Cowens to 2B
b6 1-4 0 -2- O KCR P. LaCock F. Barrios 3% 79% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Cowens to 3B
b6 1-4 1 --3 O KCR S. Braun F. Barrios 6% 85% Lineout: 1B
b6 1-4 2 --3 O KCR F. White F. Barrios 4% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 2-3-4
t7 4-1 0 --- O CHW J. Moore S. Mingori -1% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 4-1 1 --- CHW J. Orta S. Mingori 1% 89% Single to RF
Dan Quisenberry replaces Steve Mingori pitching
t7 4-1 1 1-- OO CHW L. Johnson D. Quisenberry -2% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, White Sox' Francisco Barrios facing 9-1-2
b7 1-4 0 --- O KCR U. Washington F. Barrios 3% 90% Lineout: RF
b7 1-4 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson F. Barrios 2% 91% Flyball: RF
b7 1-4 2 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Barrios 1% 93% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 5-6-7
t8 4-1 0 --- O CHW C. Lemon D. Quisenberry -1% 92% Lineout: CF
t8 4-1 1 --- CHW R. Torres D. Quisenberry 1% 93% Single to CF
t8 4-1 1 1-- OO CHW G. Pryor D. Quisenberry -2% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, White Sox' Francisco Barrios facing 3-4-5
b8 1-4 0 --- O KCR A. Otis F. Barrios 3% 94% Strikeout Looking
b8 1-4 1 --- KCR D. Porter F. Barrios -3% 90% Walk
b8 1-4 1 1-- O KCR A. Cowens F. Barrios 4% 94% Flyball: RF
b8 1-4 2 1-- R KCR P. LaCock F. Barrios -7% 87% Double to RF; Porter Scores
Guy Hoffman replaces Francisco Barrios pitching
George Scott pinch hits for Steve Braun (DH) batting 7th
b8 2-4 2 -2- KCR G. Scott G. Hoffman -0% 86% Wild Pitch; LaCock to 3B
b8 2-4 2 --3 O KCR G. Scott G. Hoffman 6% 92% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 8-9-1
t9 4-2 0 --- O CHW M. May D. Quisenberry -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 4-2 1 --- O CHW K. Bell D. Quisenberry -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 4-2 2 --- CHW A. Bannister D. Quisenberry 1% 92% Double to LF
t9 4-2 2 -2- O CHW J. Moore D. Quisenberry -1% 90% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, White Sox' Randy Scarbery facing 8-9-1
Randy Scarbery replaces Guy Hoffman pitching
Mike Squires replaces Lamar Johnson playing 1B batting 4th
Jamie Quirk pinch hits for Frank White (2B) batting 8th
b9 2-4 0 --- O KCR J. Quirk R. Scarbery 5% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 2-4 1 --- KCR U. Washington R. Scarbery -6% 89% Single to CF
b9 2-4 1 1-- O KCR W. Wilson R. Scarbery 6% 95% Popfly: SS
b9 2-4 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett R. Scarbery 5% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 2.

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