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CAL
@BAL
1
2
SEA
@BOS
8
0
CLE
@KCR
1
9
TOR
@MIL
0
2
DET
@MIN
6
14
OAK
@NYY
5
1
CHW
@TEX
2
1
ATL
@CHC
2
10
MON
@LAD
5
6
 
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HOU
@PIT
3
9
NYM
@SDP
1
2
PHI
@SFG
6
4
CIN
@STL
3
0
Friday, July 20, 1979, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 38,461, Time of Game: 2:31
Indians
1
43-49
 Lost 1 
6th, 17½ GB
at Royals
9
45-48
 Won 1 
4th, 9½ GB
W: Rich Gale (7-8)
L: Rick Waits (9-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  4  1
Royals          5  0  1   0  2  0   1  0  X    9 10  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Norris CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .249 .320 .347 .667 0.042 0.29 0.046 -0.004 0.1 7 0 2B
Toby Harrah 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .288 .407 .428 .835 -0.034 0.98 0.000 -0.034 -0.6 0 2 SH
   Ted Cox PH-3B 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .223 .289 .269 .558 -0.001 0.04 0.001 -0.001 0.1 0 1
Bobby Bonds RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .291 .372 .468 .840 -0.020 0.41 0.016 -0.036 -0.6 0 0
Andre Thornton 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .226 .336 .425 .761 -0.050 0.46 0.000 -0.050 -1.2 8 1
Cliff Johnson DH 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .301 .376 .496 .872 -0.022 0.26 0.003 -0.026 0.7 HR
Mike Hargrove LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .200 .312 .295 .607 -0.014 0.19 0.003 -0.018 -0.7 3 0 GDP
Gary Alexander C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .212 .297 .365 .662 -0.020 0.25 0.000 -0.020 -0.9 3 0 GDP
Duane Kuiper 2B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .240 .299 .276 .575 -0.017 0.26 0.002 -0.019 -0.0 1 2
Tom Veryzer SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .226 .290 .263 .553 -0.014 0.18 0.000 -0.014 -0.7 1 2
Rick Waits P 1 0
   Eric Wilkins P 0 0
   Victor Cruz P 0 0
Team Totals 28 1 4 1 4 4 33 .143 .250 .286 .536 -0.150 0.32 0.071 -0.222 -3.8 24 8
2B: J Norris (10, off R Gale).
HR: C Johnson (5, off R Gale, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: T Harrah (5, off R Gale).
TB: C Johnson 5; J Norris 2; T Cox.
GIDP: G Alexander (5); M Hargrove (7).
RBI: C Johnson (23).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Veryzer-A Thornton.
E: J Norris (2).

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 3 1 0 0 2 0 5 .259 .299 .406 .705 0.049 0.43 0.057 -0.009 0.2 3 4 SB
George Brett 3B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .317 .374 .508 .881 0.034 0.28 0.036 -0.002 0.2 1 5
Amos Otis CF 4 2 2 3 0 0 4 .301 .381 .454 .834 0.159 0.55 0.166 -0.007 2.2 3 0 HR
George Scott 1B 3 1 1 0 1 2 4 .246 .320 .369 .689 -0.019 0.23 0.003 -0.022 0.4 9 1
Al Cowens RF 3 3 3 1 1 0 4 .321 .370 .456 .826 0.032 0.17 0.032 0.000 2.0 1 0 2B
Darrell Porter C 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .306 .424 .487 .911 -0.004 0.28 0.015 -0.019 0.9 5 0 3B
John Wathan DH 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 .250 .268 .353 .622 0.018 0.41 0.018 0.000 0.4 SF
   Pete LaCock PH 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .273 .338 .382 .721 -0.003 0.04 0.000 -0.003 -1.5 GDP
Willie Wilson LF 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .309 .347 .427 .774 0.097 0.26 0.100 -0.003 1.1 2 0 2B
Todd Cruz SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .203 .232 .304 .536 -0.014 0.12 0.000 -0.014 -1.0 3 2
Rich Gale P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 32 9 10 9 5 3 38 .312 .395 .531 .926 0.349 0.29 0.427 -0.079 4.7 27 12
2B: W Wilson (6, off R Waits); A Cowens (12, off R Waits).
3B: D Porter (7, off R Waits).
HR: A Otis (11, off R Waits, 1st inn, 2 on, 0 outs to CF).
SF: J Wathan (3, off R Waits).
TB: A Otis 5; A Cowens 4; D Porter 3; W Wilson 2; J Wathan; G Scott; G Brett.
GIDP: P LaCock (10).
RBI: A Otis 3 (56); D Porter 2 (64); W Wilson 2 (24); A Cowens (47); J Wathan (18).
2-out RBI: W Wilson 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 5 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. F White-T Cruz-G Scott; G Brett-F White-G Scott.
Baserunning
SB: F White (15, 2nd base off R Waits/G Alexander).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Waits, L (9-9) 4.1 7 8 8 4 3 1 5.03 24 16 -0.353 0.44 -6.3
Eric Wilkins 2.2 3 1 1 0 0 0 4.59 10 1 0 0.003 0.02 1.0
Victor Cruz 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.26 4 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 8 10 9 9 5 3 1 10.12 38 16 1 0 -0.350 0.29 -4.7

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rich Gale, W (7-8) 8 3 1 1 4 4 1 5.13 30 72 0.149 0.35 3.3
Dan Quisenberry 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.000 0.02 0.5
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 4 4 1 1.00 33 72 0 0 0.149 0.32 3.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Steve Palermo, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - Nick Bremigan.
Time of Game: 2:31.
Attendance: 38,461.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 89° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Royals
1 Jim Norris CF 1 Frank White 2B
2 Toby Harrah 3B 2 George Brett 3B
3 Bobby Bonds RF 3 Amos Otis CF
4 Andre Thornton 1B 4 George Scott 1B
5 Cliff Johnson DH 5 Al Cowens RF
6 Mike Hargrove LF 6 Darrell Porter C
7 Gary Alexander C 7 John Wathan DH
8 Duane Kuiper 2B 8 Willie Wilson LF
9 Tom Veryzer SS 9 Todd Cruz SS
Rick Waits P Rich Gale P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 0 12- RRR KCR A. Otis R. Waits 17% 80% Home Run; White Scores; Brett Scores
b1 3-0 2 12- RR KCR W. Wilson R. Waits 10% 90% Double to LF; Cowens Scores; Wathan Scores
t1 0-0 0 --- CLE J. Norris R. Gale -3% 47% Walk
b1 0-0 0 --- KCR F. White R. Waits 3% 58% Walk
t1 0-0 1 -2- O CLE B. Bonds R. Gale 3% 52% Popfly: SS

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' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CLE J. Norris R. Gale -3% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CLE T. Harrah R. Gale 2% 48% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Norris to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O CLE B. Bonds R. Gale 3% 52% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 2 -2- O CLE A. Thornton R. Gale 3% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Waits facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- KCR F. White R. Waits 3% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- KCR G. Brett R. Waits 2% 61% White Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- KCR G. Brett R. Waits 3% 64% Walk
b1 0-0 0 12- RRR KCR A. Otis R. Waits 17% 80% Home Run; White Scores; Brett Scores
b1 3-0 0 --- O KCR G. Scott R. Waits -1% 79% Strikeout
b1 3-0 1 --- KCR A. Cowens R. Waits 1% 80% Walk
b1 3-0 1 1-- O KCR D. Porter R. Waits -2% 79% Flyball: LF
b1 3-0 2 1-- KCR J. Wathan R. Waits 1% 80% Single/Bunt; Cowens to 2B
b1 3-0 2 12- RR KCR W. Wilson R. Waits 10% 90% Double to LF; Cowens Scores; Wathan Scores
b1 5-0 2 -2- O KCR T. Cruz R. Waits -1% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
5 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 5.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Rich Gale facing 5-6-7
t2 0-5 0 --- O CLE C. Johnson R. Gale 1% 90% Popfly: 2B
t2 0-5 1 --- O CLE M. Hargrove R. Gale 1% 91% Lineout: LF
t2 0-5 2 --- O CLE G. Alexander R. Gale 1% 92% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Indians' Rick Waits facing 1-2-3
b2 5-0 0 --- O KCR F. White R. Waits -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 5-0 1 --- KCR G. Brett R. Waits 1% 92% Single to CF
b2 5-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis R. Waits -0% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B; Brett to 2B
b2 5-0 2 -2- O KCR G. Scott R. Waits -1% 90% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 5.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Rich Gale facing 8-9-1
t3 0-5 0 --- O CLE D. Kuiper R. Gale 1% 92% Strikeout
t3 0-5 1 --- O CLE T. Veryzer R. Gale 1% 92% Flyball: CF
t3 0-5 2 --- CLE J. Norris R. Gale -1% 91% Double to CF
t3 0-5 2 -2- O CLE T. Harrah R. Gale 2% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Indians' Rick Waits facing 5-6-7
b3 5-0 0 --- KCR A. Cowens R. Waits 1% 94% Double to CF
b3 5-0 0 -2- O KCR D. Porter R. Waits -0% 94% Groundout: 1B-P; Cowens to 3B
b3 5-0 1 --3 RO KCR J. Wathan R. Waits 1% 95% Lineout: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Cowens Scores
b3 6-0 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson R. Waits -0% 95% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 6.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Rich Gale facing 3-4-5
t4 0-6 0 --- CLE B. Bonds R. Gale -2% 93% Walk
t4 0-6 0 1-- O CLE A. Thornton R. Gale 2% 95% Popfly: 3B
t4 0-6 1 1-- O CLE C. Johnson R. Gale 1% 96% Flyball: LF
t4 0-6 2 1-- O CLE M. Hargrove R. Gale 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Indians' Rick Waits facing 9-1-2
b4 6-0 0 --- O KCR T. Cruz R. Waits -0% 96% Flyball: CF
b4 6-0 1 --- O KCR F. White R. Waits -0% 96% Flyball: CF
b4 6-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Waits -0% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 6.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Rich Gale facing 7-8-9
t5 0-6 0 --- O CLE G. Alexander R. Gale 1% 97% Strikeout
t5 0-6 1 --- O CLE D. Kuiper R. Gale 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-6 2 --- O CLE T. Veryzer R. Gale 0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Indians' Rick Waits facing 3-4-5
b5 6-0 0 --- O KCR A. Otis R. Waits -0% 97% Popfly: 2B
b5 6-0 1 --- KCR G. Scott R. Waits 0% 98% Walk
b5 6-0 1 1-- KCR A. Cowens R. Waits 0% 98% Single to CF; Scott to 2B
b5 6-0 1 12- RR KCR D. Porter R. Waits 1% 99% Triple to RF; Scott Scores; Cowens Scores
Eric Wilkins replaces Rick Waits pitching
Pete LaCock pinch hits for John Wathan (DH) batting 7th
b5 8-0 1 --3 O KCR P. LaCock E. Wilkins -0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 8-0 2 --3 O KCR W. Wilson E. Wilkins -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 8.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-8, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
t6 0-8 0 --- O CLE J. Norris R. Gale 0% 99% Lineout: CF
Ted Cox pinch hits for Toby Harrah (3B) batting 2nd
t6 0-8 1 --- O CLE T. Cox R. Gale 0% 100% Strikeout
t6 0-8 2 --- O CLE B. Bonds R. Gale 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-0, Indians' Eric Wilkins facing 9-1-2
Ted Cox moves from PH to 3B
b6 8-0 0 --- O KCR T. Cruz E. Wilkins -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 8-0 1 --- O KCR F. White E. Wilkins -0% 100% Lineout: CF
b6 8-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett E. Wilkins -0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 8.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-8, Royals' Rich Gale facing 4-5-6
t7 0-8 0 --- O CLE A. Thornton R. Gale 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 0-8 1 --- R CLE C. Johnson R. Gale -0% 99% Home Run
t7 1-8 1 --- CLE M. Hargrove R. Gale -0% 99% Walk
t7 1-8 1 1-- OO CLE G. Alexander R. Gale 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-1, Indians' Eric Wilkins facing 3-4-5
b7 8-1 0 --- KCR A. Otis E. Wilkins 0% 100% Single to CF; Otis to 2B/Adv on E8
b7 8-1 0 -2- KCR G. Scott E. Wilkins 0% 100% Single to CF; Otis to 3B
b7 8-1 0 1-3 R KCR A. Cowens E. Wilkins 0% 100% Single to LF; Otis Scores; Scott to 2B
b7 9-1 0 12- O KCR D. Porter E. Wilkins -0% 100% Flyball: LF
b7 9-1 1 12- OO KCR P. LaCock E. Wilkins -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 9.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-9, Royals' Rich Gale facing 8-9-1
t8 1-9 0 --- CLE D. Kuiper R. Gale -0% 100% Walk
t8 1-9 0 1-- O CLE T. Veryzer R. Gale 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t8 1-9 1 1-- O CLE J. Norris R. Gale 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t8 1-9 2 1-- CLE T. Cox R. Gale -0% 100% Single to CF; Norris to 3B
t8 1-9 2 1-3 O CLE B. Bonds R. Gale 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-1, Indians' Victor Cruz facing 8-9-1
Victor Cruz replaces Eric Wilkins pitching
b8 9-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson V. Cruz -0% 100% Flyball: CF
b8 9-1 1 --- O KCR T. Cruz V. Cruz 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 9-1 2 --- KCR F. White V. Cruz 0% 100% Walk
b8 9-1 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett V. Cruz 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 9.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-9, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 4-5-6
Dan Quisenberry replaces Rich Gale pitching
t9 1-9 0 --- O CLE A. Thornton D. Quisenberry 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B
t9 1-9 1 --- CLE C. Johnson D. Quisenberry -0% 100% Single/Bunt
t9 1-9 1 1-- OO CLE M. Hargrove D. Quisenberry 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 9.

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