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Standings
CAL
@BAL
4
3
 
(11)
CAL
@BAL
0
3
SEA
@BOS
1
7
CLE
@KCR
2
1
TOR
@MIL
2
3
 
(11)
DET
@MIN
8
3
OAK
@NYY
2
10
CHW
@TEX
9
6
CHW
@TEX
5
4
ATL
@CHC
8
2
MON
@LAD
3
7
HOU
@PIT
5
9
HOU
@PIT
2
4
NYM
@SDP
1
3
PHI
@SFG
0
1
CIN
@STL
16
4
Thursday, July 19, 1979, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 24,046, Time of Game: 2:50
Indians
2
43-48
 Won 1 
6th, 16½ GB
at Royals
1
44-48
 Lost 1 
4th, 10½ GB
W: Rick Wise (9-5)
S: Sid Monge (10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  5  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    1  7  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Norris CF 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .248 .317 .343 .660 0.034 0.50 0.063 -0.028 0.4 3 0 3B,CS
Toby Harrah 3B 3 1 0 0 0 1 4 .289 .408 .430 .837 0.033 1.08 0.095 -0.062 0.2 0 0 SH
Bobby Bonds RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .293 .373 .472 .846 -0.066 0.80 0.012 -0.078 -0.5 4 0
Andre Thornton 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .229 .340 .431 .771 0.089 0.77 0.107 -0.019 1.4 5 0
Cliff Johnson DH 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .294 .372 .471 .843 -0.049 0.80 0.003 -0.052 -1.2 SF
Ron Hassey C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .244 .277 .295 .572 -0.032 0.68 0.009 -0.041 -0.7 5 0
Mike Hargrove LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .203 .313 .300 .613 -0.057 0.68 0.000 -0.057 -0.7 2 0
   Dell Alston LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .400 .500 .900 -0.016 0.62 0.000 -0.016 -0.5 1 0
Duane Kuiper 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .242 .299 .278 .577 -0.051 0.65 0.000 -0.051 -0.8 2 2
Tom Veryzer SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .228 .293 .266 .558 -0.037 0.48 0.000 -0.037 -0.5 4 0
Rick Wise P 1 1
   Victor Cruz P 0 0
   Sid Monge P 0 0
Team Totals 30 2 5 2 2 2 34 .167 .212 .233 .445 -0.152 0.73 0.289 -0.441 -2.8 27 3
3B: J Norris (4, off D Leonard).
SF: C Johnson (2, off D Leonard).
SH: T Harrah (4, off D Leonard).
TB: J Norris 5; A Thornton; B Bonds.
RBI: C Johnson (22); A Thornton (56).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Baserunning
CS: J Norris (8, 2nd base by D Leonard/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 0 0 0 0 0 4 .310 .349 .426 .775 -0.137 1.28 0.000 -0.137 -1.1 2 0
George Brett 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .318 .373 .510 .883 0.036 1.02 0.094 -0.059 -0.1 1 4
Al Cowens RF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .314 .361 .446 .808 0.195 1.66 0.224 -0.030 0.9 1 0
Darrell Porter C 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .306 .426 .484 .910 0.088 2.36 0.193 -0.105 0.2 2 1
Amos Otis CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .298 .379 .444 .824 0.126 2.40 0.216 -0.090 0.2 4 0
Pete LaCock DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .275 .341 .386 .726 -0.090 1.11 0.000 -0.090 -0.7
   John Wathan PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .243 .264 .348 .612 -0.202 5.37 0.000 -0.202 -0.8
George Scott 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .245 .318 .369 .687 -0.345 2.96 0.000 -0.345 -1.4 11 1
Frank White 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .262 .297 .412 .708 -0.042 0.80 0.000 -0.042 -0.4 2 4
   Steve Braun PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .263 .365 .394 .759 0.054 1.21 0.054 0.000 0.3
   U.L. Washington PR-2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .252 .301 .336 .637 -0.269 6.21 0.010 -0.279 -0.7 0 0 SB
Todd Cruz SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .213 .244 .320 .564 -0.007 1.07 0.030 -0.036 0.0 3 3
   Jamie Quirk PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .303 .324 .364 .687 -0.058 2.40 0.000 -0.058 -0.3
   Freddie Patek SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .281 .291 .572 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Dennis Leonard P 1 0
Team Totals 34 1 7 1 1 5 35 .206 .229 .206 .434 -0.651 2.09 0.821 -1.473 -3.8 27 13
TB: A Cowens 2; T Cruz; A Otis; S Braun; D Porter; G Brett.
RBI: D Porter (62).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
E: D Leonard (1).
Baserunning
SB: U Washington (5, 2nd base off R Wise/R Hassey).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Wise, W (9-5) 8 6 1 1 1 4 0 3.32 31 69 0.121 1.38 2.3
Victor Cruz 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.35 1 2 0 -0.216 6.02 -0.8
Sid Monge, S (10) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.10 3 3 0 0.746 8.32 2.4
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 1 5 0 1.00 35 69 5 0 0.651 2.09 3.8
R Wise faced 3 batters in the 9th inning.
V Cruz faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, L (5-7) 9 5 2 1 2 2 0 4.24 34 71 0.151 0.73 2.8
Team Totals 9 5 2 1 2 2 0 1.00 34 71 0.151 0.73 2.8
Balks: None.
WP: D Leonard (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Nick Bremigan, 1B - Don Denkinger, 2B - Steve Palermo, 3B - Mike Reilly.
Time of Game: 2:50.
Attendance: 24,046.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Wind 8mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Royals
1 Jim Norris CF 1 Willie Wilson LF
2 Toby Harrah 3B 2 George Brett 3B
3 Bobby Bonds RF 3 Al Cowens RF
4 Andre Thornton 1B 4 Darrell Porter C
5 Cliff Johnson DH 5 Amos Otis CF
6 Ron Hassey C 6 Pete LaCock DH
7 Mike Hargrove LF 7 George Scott 1B
8 Duane Kuiper 2B 8 Frank White 2B
9 Tom Veryzer SS 9 Todd Cruz SS
Rick Wise P Dennis Leonard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 1-2 2 123 O KCR U. Washington S. Monge 28% 100% Strikeout
b9 1-2 1 123 O KCR G. Scott S. Monge 27% 72% Lineout: SS
b9 1-2 0 12- KCR A. Otis V. Cruz -22% 25% Single/Bunt; Cowens to 3B; Porter to 2B
b9 1-2 0 123 O KCR J. Wathan S. Monge 20% 46% Popfly: 2B
b9 0-2 0 12- R KCR D. Porter R. Wise -19% 47% Single to CF; Brett Scores; 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, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CLE J. Norris D. Leonard 3% 53% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- CLE T. Harrah D. Leonard 5% 59% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; Norris to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- O CLE B. Bonds D. Leonard -5% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 12- R CLE A. Thornton D. Leonard 9% 63% Single to LF; Norris Scores; Harrah to 2B
t1 1-0 1 12- CLE C. Johnson D. Leonard 4% 67% Wild Pitch; Harrah to 3B; Thornton to 2B
t1 1-0 1 -23 RO CLE C. Johnson D. Leonard 0% 67% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Harrah Scores/unER; Thornton to 3B
t1 2-0 2 --3 CLE R. Hassey D. Leonard 1% 68% Walk
t1 2-0 2 1-3 O CLE M. Hargrove D. Leonard -4% 64% Lineout: SS
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Rick Wise facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson R. Wise 2% 67% Bunt Popfly: P
b1 0-2 1 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Wise 2% 68% Flyball: RF
b1 0-2 2 --- KCR A. Cowens R. Wise -1% 67% Single to CF
b1 0-2 2 1-- O KCR D. Porter R. Wise 2% 69% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
t2 2-0 0 --- O CLE D. Kuiper D. Leonard -2% 68% Lineout: 2B
t2 2-0 1 --- O CLE T. Veryzer D. Leonard -1% 66% Flyball: CF
t2 2-0 2 --- CLE J. Norris D. Leonard 1% 67% Single to CF
t2 2-0 2 1-- O CLE T. Harrah D. Leonard -2% 65% Norris Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Rick Wise facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- O KCR A. Otis R. Wise 3% 68% Lineout: 2B
b2 0-2 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock R. Wise 2% 70% Flyball: LF
b2 0-2 2 --- O KCR G. Scott R. Wise 1% 71% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- O CLE T. Harrah D. Leonard -2% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- O CLE B. Bonds D. Leonard -1% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 2-0 2 --- O CLE A. Thornton D. Leonard -1% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Rick Wise facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O KCR F. White R. Wise 3% 69% Strikeout
b3 0-2 1 --- KCR T. Cruz R. Wise -3% 66% Single to LF
b3 0-2 1 1-- O KCR W. Wilson R. Wise 3% 70% Flyball: RF
b3 0-2 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett R. Wise 3% 72% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- O CLE C. Johnson D. Leonard -2% 71% Foul Flyball: LF
t4 2-0 1 --- O CLE R. Hassey D. Leonard -1% 69% Popfly: SS
t4 2-0 2 --- O CLE M. Hargrove D. Leonard -1% 68% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Rick Wise facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens R. Wise 3% 71% Groundout: P-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- O KCR D. Porter R. Wise 2% 73% Strikeout
b4 0-2 2 --- O KCR A. Otis R. Wise 1% 75% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
t5 2-0 0 --- O CLE D. Kuiper D. Leonard -2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-0 1 --- O CLE T. Veryzer D. Leonard -1% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-0 2 --- O CLE J. Norris D. Leonard -1% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Rick Wise facing 6-7-8
b5 0-2 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock R. Wise 3% 74% Foul Popfly: SS
b5 0-2 1 --- O KCR G. Scott R. Wise 2% 76% Flyball: CF
b5 0-2 2 --- O KCR F. White R. Wise 1% 77% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
t6 2-0 0 --- O CLE T. Harrah D. Leonard -2% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 2-0 1 --- O CLE B. Bonds D. Leonard -1% 74% Flyball: CF
t6 2-0 2 --- O CLE A. Thornton D. Leonard -1% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Rick Wise facing 9-1-2
b6 0-2 0 --- O KCR T. Cruz R. Wise 4% 77% Flyball: LF
b6 0-2 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson R. Wise 3% 79% Lineout: RF
b6 0-2 2 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Wise 2% 81% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
t7 2-0 0 --- O CLE C. Johnson D. Leonard -2% 79% Popfly: 2B
t7 2-0 1 --- O CLE R. Hassey D. Leonard -1% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 2-0 2 --- O CLE M. Hargrove D. Leonard -1% 77% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Rick Wise facing 3-4-5
Dell Alston replaces Mike Hargrove playing LF batting 7th
b7 0-2 0 --- KCR A. Cowens R. Wise -7% 70% Single to RF
b7 0-2 0 1-- O KCR D. Porter R. Wise 6% 77% Flyball: LF
b7 0-2 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis R. Wise 5% 82% Flyball: RF
b7 0-2 2 1-- O KCR P. LaCock R. Wise 4% 86% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
t8 2-0 0 --- O CLE D. Kuiper D. Leonard -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-0 1 --- O CLE T. Veryzer D. Leonard -1% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-0 2 --- CLE J. Norris D. Leonard 2% 85% Triple to CF
t8 2-0 2 --3 O CLE T. Harrah D. Leonard -3% 83% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Rick Wise facing 7-8-9
b8 0-2 0 --- O KCR G. Scott R. Wise 5% 87% Strikeout Looking
Steve Braun pinch hits for Frank White (2B) batting 8th
b8 0-2 1 --- KCR S. Braun R. Wise -5% 82% Single to CF
Jamie Quirk pinch hits for Todd Cruz (SS) batting 9th
U.L. Washington pinch runs for Steve Braun (PH) batting 8th
b8 0-2 1 1-- O KCR J. Quirk R. Wise 6% 88% Strikeout
b8 0-2 2 1-- KCR W. Wilson R. Wise -1% 87% Washington Steals 2B
b8 0-2 2 -2- O KCR W. Wilson R. Wise 5% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
U.L. Washington moves from PR to 2B
Freddie Patek replaces Jamie Quirk (PH) playing SS batting 9th
t9 2-0 0 --- CLE B. Bonds D. Leonard 1% 93% Single to LF
t9 2-0 0 1-- CLE A. Thornton D. Leonard 2% 95% Walk; Bonds to 2B
t9 2-0 0 12- O CLE C. Johnson D. Leonard -2% 93% Flyball: LF
t9 2-0 1 12- O CLE R. Hassey D. Leonard -2% 92% Popfly: 3B
t9 2-0 2 12- O CLE D. Alston D. Leonard -2% 90% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Rick Wise facing 2-3-4
b9 0-2 0 --- KCR G. Brett R. Wise -9% 81% Single to CF
b9 0-2 0 1-- KCR A. Cowens R. Wise -14% 66% Walk; Brett to 2B
b9 0-2 0 12- R KCR D. Porter R. Wise -19% 47% Single to CF; Brett Scores; Cowens to 2B
Victor Cruz replaces Rick Wise pitching
b9 1-2 0 12- KCR A. Otis V. Cruz -22% 25% Single/Bunt; Cowens to 3B; Porter to 2B
Sid Monge replaces Victor Cruz pitching
John Wathan pinch hits for Pete LaCock (DH) batting 6th
b9 1-2 0 123 O KCR J. Wathan S. Monge 20% 46% Popfly: 2B
b9 1-2 1 123 O KCR G. Scott S. Monge 27% 72% Lineout: SS
b9 1-2 2 123 O KCR U. Washington S. Monge 28% 100% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 1.

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