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Scores
Standings
NYY
@CAL
4
5
DET
@CHW
14
5
TEX
@KCR
3
4
CLE
@MIL
4
10
BOS
@OAK
3
2
BAL
@SEA
6
1
MIN
@TOR
9
4
PIT
@ATL
7
3
CHC
@CIN
1
7
STL
@HOU
3
1
SDP
@MON
0
4
SFG
@NYM
4
0
LAD
@PHI
3
10
Sunday, July 15, 1979, 1:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 28,904, Time of Game: 1:47
Rangers
3
52-39
 Lost 1 
2nd, 2 GB
at Royals
4
44-47
 Won 1 
4th, 10 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  2   0  0  0   0  1  0    3  5  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  2  2   0  0  X    4  7  0

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bump Wills 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .278 .342 .353 .696 0.030 0.93 0.115 -0.085 0.4 1 0 HR
Buddy Bell 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .288 .323 .412 .736 0.180 1.24 0.221 -0.041 1.0 1 1 HR
Al Oliver CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .295 .328 .469 .796 -0.145 1.50 0.000 -0.145 -0.7 3 0
John Ellis DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .267 .287 .465 .752 -0.173 1.73 0.000 -0.173 -1.1
   Dave Roberts PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .294 .298 .592 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Richie Zisk RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .218 .299 .314 .613 -0.137 1.25 0.000 -0.137 -0.8 1 0
Billy Sample LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .274 .368 .409 .777 -0.011 0.45 0.013 -0.024 -0.1 6 0
Eric Soderholm 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .245 .304 .372 .676 -0.082 1.01 0.000 -0.082 -0.7 3 0
   Mike Jorgensen 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .354 .504 .859 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Jim Sundberg C 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .241 .300 .343 .642 0.062 0.84 0.101 -0.039 0.6 6 0 HR
Nelson Norman SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .185 .245 .239 .484 -0.028 0.55 0.000 -0.028 -0.3 2 0
   Larvell Blanks PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .217 .280 .253 .533 -0.041 1.59 0.000 -0.041 -0.2 0 0
John Henry Johnson P 0 2
   Danny Darwin P 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 5 3 0 3 32 .156 .156 .438 .594 -0.345 1.13 0.450 -0.795 -1.8 24 3
HR: B Wills (3, off P Splittorff, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF-CF); B Bell (7, off P Splittorff, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); J Sundberg (3, off P Splittorff, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: B Bell 5; B Wills 4; J Sundberg 4; B Sample.
RBI: J Sundberg (36); B Bell (53); B Wills (28).
2-out RBI: B Bell; B Wills.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 0.

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 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .265 .299 .416 .715 -0.104 0.93 0.000 -0.104 -1.0 6 3
George Brett 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .319 .374 .513 .887 -0.086 0.83 0.000 -0.086 -0.8 0 1
Amos Otis CF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .299 .381 .447 .828 -0.010 0.69 0.036 -0.046 -0.3 4 0
George Scott 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .249 .322 .376 .698 0.129 0.90 0.177 -0.048 0.6 8 0 2B
Al Cowens RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .310 .356 .444 .800 -0.013 0.85 0.045 -0.058 -0.0 5 0
Darrell Porter DH 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .307 .427 .487 .914 0.028 1.03 0.062 -0.034 0.4
John Wathan C 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .246 .267 .351 .618 -0.035 0.90 0.018 -0.053 -0.6 3 0
Willie Wilson LF 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .314 .353 .432 .785 0.040 0.95 0.066 -0.026 0.1 1 0
Todd Cruz SS 3 0 1 2 0 0 3 .205 .237 .315 .552 0.206 1.41 0.252 -0.045 1.3 0 4 2B
Paul Splittorff P 0 1
Team Totals 31 4 7 4 1 5 32 .226 .250 .290 .540 0.155 0.93 0.656 -0.500 -0.3 27 9
2B: T Cruz (5, off J Johnson); G Scott (15, off J Johnson).
TB: G Scott 2; W Wilson 2; T Cruz 2; J Wathan; A Cowens; D Porter.
RBI: T Cruz 2 (9); D Porter (61); G Scott (34).
2-out RBI: T Cruz 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 6.

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Henry Johnson, L (4-10) 5.1 7 4 4 1 2 0 4.05 24 39 -0.266 1.05 -1.7
Danny Darwin 2.2 0 0 0 0 3 0 4.05 8 2 0 0.111 0.55 2.0
Team Totals 8 7 4 4 1 5 0 4.50 32 39 2 0 -0.155 0.93 0.3

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, W (10-8) 9 5 3 3 0 3 3 3.97 32 68 0.345 1.13 1.8
Team Totals 9 5 3 3 0 3 3 3.00 32 68 0.345 1.13 1.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Deegan, 1B - Greg Kosc, 2B - Jerry Neudecker, 3B - George Maloney.
Time of Game: 1:47.
Attendance: 28,904.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 84° F.

Starting Lineups

Texas Rangers         Kansas City Royals
1 Bump Wills 2B 1 Frank White 2B
2 Buddy Bell 3B 2 George Brett 3B
3 Al Oliver CF 3 Amos Otis CF
4 John Ellis DH 4 George Scott 1B
5 Richie Zisk RF 5 Al Cowens RF
6 Billy Sample LF 6 Darrell Porter DH
7 Eric Soderholm 1B 7 John Wathan C
8 Jim Sundberg C 8 Willie Wilson LF
9 Nelson Norman SS 9 Todd Cruz SS
John Henry Johnson P Paul Splittorff P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 0-2 2 1-3 RR KCR T. Cruz J. Johnson 25% 55% Double to LF; Wathan Scores; Wilson Scores
b6 2-2 1 1-- R KCR G. Scott J. Johnson 18% 76% Double to CF; Otis Scores
t9 3-4 0 --- TEX B. Bell P. Splittorff -12% 71% Single to LF
t3 0-0 2 --- R TEX B. Wills P. Splittorff -11% 43% Inside-the-park Home Run to CF (LF-CF)
t9 3-4 0 1-- O TEX A. Oliver P. Splittorff 11% 82% Flyball: CF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O TEX B. Wills P. Splittorff 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O TEX B. Bell P. Splittorff 2% 54% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- O TEX A. Oliver P. Splittorff 1% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' John Henry Johnson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. White J. Johnson -2% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Johnson -2% 51% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Johnson -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O TEX J. Ellis P. Splittorff 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O TEX R. Zisk P. Splittorff 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- TEX B. Sample P. Splittorff -1% 53% Single to SS
t2 0-0 2 1-- O TEX E. Soderholm P. Splittorff 2% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' John Henry Johnson facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Scott J. Johnson -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens J. Johnson -2% 51% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 2 --- O KCR D. Porter J. Johnson -1% 50% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O TEX J. Sundberg P. Splittorff 3% 53% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O TEX N. Norman P. Splittorff 2% 54% Popfly: 2B
t3 0-0 2 --- R TEX B. Wills P. Splittorff -11% 43% Inside-the-park Home Run to CF (LF-CF)
t3 1-0 2 --- R TEX B. Bell P. Splittorff -11% 32% Home Run
t3 2-0 2 --- O TEX A. Oliver P. Splittorff 1% 33% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Rangers' John Henry Johnson facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan J. Johnson -3% 31% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- KCR W. Wilson J. Johnson 3% 34% Single to RF
b3 0-2 1 1-- O KCR T. Cruz J. Johnson -3% 30% Popfly: 3B
b3 0-2 2 1-- O KCR F. White J. Johnson -3% 28% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t4 2-0 0 --- O TEX J. Ellis P. Splittorff 2% 29% Popfly: 2B
t4 2-0 1 --- O TEX R. Zisk P. Splittorff 1% 31% Flyball: CF
t4 2-0 2 --- O TEX B. Sample P. Splittorff 1% 32% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Rangers' John Henry Johnson facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Johnson -3% 29% Flyball: LF
b4 0-2 1 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Johnson -2% 27% Flyball: LF
b4 0-2 2 --- O KCR G. Scott J. Johnson -1% 25% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
t5 2-0 0 --- O TEX E. Soderholm P. Splittorff 2% 27% Flyball: RF
t5 2-0 1 --- O TEX J. Sundberg P. Splittorff 1% 29% Strikeout Looking
t5 2-0 2 --- O TEX N. Norman P. Splittorff 1% 30% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Rangers' John Henry Johnson facing 5-6-7
b5 0-2 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens J. Johnson -3% 26% Strikeout
b5 0-2 1 --- O KCR D. Porter J. Johnson -2% 24% Flyball: LF
b5 0-2 2 --- KCR J. Wathan J. Johnson 2% 26% Single to 1B/Bunt
b5 0-2 2 1-- KCR W. Wilson J. Johnson 4% 29% Single to CF; Wathan to 3B
b5 0-2 2 1-3 RR KCR T. Cruz J. Johnson 25% 55% Double to LF; Wathan Scores; Wilson Scores
b5 2-2 2 -2- O KCR F. White J. Johnson -5% 50% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t6 2-2 0 --- O TEX B. Wills P. Splittorff 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t6 2-2 1 --- O TEX B. Bell P. Splittorff 3% 56% Flyball: RF
t6 2-2 2 --- O TEX A. Oliver P. Splittorff 2% 58% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Rangers' John Henry Johnson facing 2-3-4
b6 2-2 0 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Johnson -3% 54% Flyball: RF
b6 2-2 1 --- KCR A. Otis J. Johnson 4% 58% Walk
b6 2-2 1 1-- R KCR G. Scott J. Johnson 18% 76% Double to CF; Otis Scores
b6 3-2 1 -2- KCR A. Cowens J. Johnson 4% 80% Single to LF; Scott to 3B
b6 3-2 1 1-3 R KCR D. Porter J. Johnson 6% 86% Single to LF; Scott Scores; Cowens to 2B
Danny Darwin replaces John Henry Johnson pitching
b6 4-2 1 12- O KCR J. Wathan D. Darwin -3% 84% Strikeout
b6 4-2 2 12- O KCR W. Wilson D. Darwin -3% 81% Lineout: SS
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t7 2-4 0 --- O TEX J. Ellis P. Splittorff 4% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 2-4 1 --- O TEX R. Zisk P. Splittorff 2% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-4 2 --- O TEX B. Sample P. Splittorff 1% 88% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 9-1-2
b7 4-2 0 --- O KCR T. Cruz D. Darwin -1% 87% Foul Popfly: 1B
b7 4-2 1 --- O KCR F. White D. Darwin -1% 86% Popfly: 2B
b7 4-2 2 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Darwin -1% 86% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
t8 2-4 0 --- O TEX E. Soderholm P. Splittorff 4% 90% Flyball: CF
t8 2-4 1 --- R TEX J. Sundberg P. Splittorff -10% 80% Home Run
Larvell Blanks pinch hits for Nelson Norman (SS) batting 9th
t8 3-4 1 --- O TEX L. Blanks P. Splittorff 4% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-4 2 --- O TEX B. Wills P. Splittorff 3% 86% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 3-4-5
Mike Jorgensen replaces Eric Soderholm playing 1B batting 7th
Larvell Blanks moves from PH to SS
b8 4-3 0 --- O KCR A. Otis D. Darwin -1% 85% Strikeout
b8 4-3 1 --- O KCR G. Scott D. Darwin -1% 84% Strikeout
b8 4-3 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens D. Darwin -1% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
t9 3-4 0 --- TEX B. Bell P. Splittorff -12% 71% Single to LF
t9 3-4 0 1-- O TEX A. Oliver P. Splittorff 11% 82% Flyball: CF
t9 3-4 1 1-- O TEX J. Ellis P. Splittorff 10% 92% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
Dave Roberts pinch runs for John Ellis (DH) batting 4th
t9 3-4 2 1-- O TEX R. Zisk P. Splittorff 8% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 3, Royals 4.

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