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@CAL
3
1
CLE
@CHW
7
2
BAL
@KCR
8
0
NYY
@MIL
5
6
SEA
@OAK
1
0
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@TEX
2
11
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@TOR
4
3
 
(11)
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@ATL
2
0
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@HOU
11
7
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@MON
5
4
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@MON
9
1
CHC
@NYM
4
2
STL
@PHI
5
0
SFG
@SDP
4
3
 
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Friday, July 27, 1979, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 33,629, Time of Game: 2:27
Orioles
8
68-33
 Won 2 
1st
at Royals
0
49-51
 Lost 1 
4th, 7½ GB
W: Mike Flanagan (14-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         3  0  2   0  0  0   1  0  2    8 14  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  3  2

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Bumbry CF 6 1 3 0 0 1 6 .280 .330 .358 .689 0.058 0.31 0.068 -0.010 -0.2 1 0 CS
Kiko Garcia SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 .254 .312 .377 .688 0.087 0.58 0.098 -0.012 0.4 0 1 2B,SH
   Gary Roenicke LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .405 .506 .912 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Ken Singleton RF 4 1 2 3 1 0 5 .303 .409 .556 .966 0.127 0.51 0.133 -0.005 1.5 1 0 HR,IW
   Mark Belanger SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .165 .263 .218 .481 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Eddie Murray 1B 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .295 .374 .457 .831 -0.025 0.47 0.025 -0.050 -0.8 10 0
John Lowenstein LF-RF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .268 .385 .523 .909 -0.076 0.60 0.000 -0.076 -1.8 3 0
Doug DeCinces 3B 2 3 0 0 3 1 5 .256 .360 .438 .799 0.015 0.32 0.033 -0.018 0.9 1 1
Lee May DH 4 2 3 2 1 0 5 .284 .325 .485 .810 0.109 0.37 0.112 -0.004 2.3 HR
Rich Dauer 2B 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .252 .304 .353 .657 -0.030 0.39 0.018 -0.048 1.1 1 5
Rick Dempsey C 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .253 .325 .371 .696 -0.001 0.29 0.022 -0.023 -0.2 8 1 2B,GDP
Mike Flanagan P 0 1
Team Totals 39 8 14 7 6 7 46 .359 .444 .564 1.009 0.264 0.42 0.509 -0.246 3.2 27 9
2B: K Garcia (11, off D Leonard); R Dempsey (17, off E Rodriguez).
HR: K Singleton (25, off D Leonard, 1st inn, 2 on, 0 outs to LF); L May (15, off D Leonard, 3rd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: K Garcia (3, off D Leonard).
IBB: K Singleton (8, by D Leonard).
TB: L May 6; K Singleton 5; R Dempsey 3; A Bumbry 3; R Dauer 2; K Garcia 2; E Murray.
GIDP: R Dempsey (10).
RBI: K Singleton 3 (78); L May 2 (55); R Dempsey (27); R Dauer (44).
2-out RBI: R Dempsey.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Baserunning
CS: A Bumbry (11, 2nd base by E Rodriguez/D Porter).

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 2 4 .246 .287 .391 .678 -0.057 0.55 0.000 -0.057 -1.1 1 4
John Wathan DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .231 .248 .331 .579 -0.044 0.41 0.000 -0.044 -0.9
Amos Otis CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .298 .376 .450 .826 -0.008 0.28 0.012 -0.020 -0.1 2 0
George Brett 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .319 .374 .525 .899 -0.038 0.35 0.000 -0.038 -0.9 0 3
Al Cowens RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .303 .356 .427 .782 -0.033 0.42 0.000 -0.033 -0.5 1 0
Darrell Porter C 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .299 .423 .478 .901 0.007 0.42 0.025 -0.018 0.1 8 1
George Scott 1B 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .244 .316 .365 .681 -0.038 0.52 0.000 -0.038 -0.7 11 0
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .245 .281 .306 .587 0.017 0.47 0.038 -0.021 0.1 2 2 2B
Willie Wilson LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .304 .341 .415 .756 -0.042 0.46 0.000 -0.042 -0.8 2 0
Dennis Leonard P 0 0
   Eduardo Rodriguez P 0 1
Team Totals 30 0 3 0 1 8 31 .100 .129 .133 .262 -0.236 0.43 0.075 -0.311 -4.8 27 11
2B: F Patek (12, off M Flanagan).
TB: A Otis 2; F Patek 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Patek-F White-G Scott.
E: G Brett (26); F White (7).

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Flanagan, W (14-6) 9 3 0 0 1 8 0 3.59 31 88 0.236 0.43 4.8
Team Totals 9 3 0 0 1 8 0 0.00 31 88 0.236 0.43 4.8

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, L (6-8) 2 8 5 5 2 4 2 4.53 16 22 -0.307 0.96 -3.9
Eduardo Rodriguez 7 6 3 1 4 3 0 4.58 30 0 0 0.043 0.14 0.7
Team Totals 9 14 8 6 6 7 2 6.00 46 22 0 0 -0.264 0.42 -3.2
D Leonard faced 2 batters in the 3rd inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: D Leonard (2; K Singleton).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Greg Kosc, 1B - George Maloney, 2B - Dan Morrison, 3B - Bill Deegan.
Time of Game: 2:27.
Attendance: 33,629.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         Kansas City Royals
1 Al Bumbry CF 1 Frank White 2B
2 Kiko Garcia SS 2 John Wathan DH
3 Ken Singleton RF 3 Amos Otis CF
4 Eddie Murray 1B 4 George Brett 3B
5 John Lowenstein LF 5 Al Cowens RF
6 Doug DeCinces 3B 6 Darrell Porter C
7 Lee May DH 7 George Scott 1B
8 Rich Dauer 2B 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Rick Dempsey C 9 Willie Wilson LF
Mike Flanagan P Dennis Leonard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 0 -23 RRR BAL K. Singleton D. Leonard 13% 76% Home Run; Bumbry Scores; Garcia Scores
t1 0-0 0 1-- BAL K. Garcia D. Leonard 10% 63% Double to LF; Bumbry to 3B
t3 3-0 0 1-- RR BAL L. May D. Leonard 9% 90% Home Run; DeCinces Scores
t2 3-0 2 123 O BAL J. Lowenstein D. Leonard -4% 74% Strikeout Looking
t2 3-0 1 123 O BAL E. Murray D. Leonard -4% 79% Strikeout

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BAL A. Bumbry D. Leonard 3% 53% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- BAL K. Garcia D. Leonard 10% 63% Double to LF; Bumbry to 3B
t1 0-0 0 -23 RRR BAL K. Singleton D. Leonard 13% 76% Home Run; Bumbry Scores; Garcia Scores
t1 3-0 0 --- BAL E. Murray D. Leonard 2% 78% Single to CF
t1 3-0 0 1-- O BAL J. Lowenstein D. Leonard -2% 76% Flyball: CF
t1 3-0 1 1-- O BAL D. DeCinces D. Leonard -2% 74% Strikeout
t1 3-0 2 1-- BAL L. May D. Leonard 2% 76% Single to LF; Murray to 3B
t1 3-0 2 1-3 O BAL R. Dauer D. Leonard -3% 73% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- O KCR F. White M. Flanagan 2% 75% Strikeout
b1 0-3 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan M. Flanagan 1% 76% Strikeout
b1 0-3 2 --- KCR A. Otis M. Flanagan -1% 75% Single to RF
b1 0-3 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett M. Flanagan 2% 77% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
t2 3-0 0 --- BAL R. Dempsey D. Leonard 2% 79% Single to LF
t2 3-0 0 1-- BAL A. Bumbry D. Leonard 3% 83% Single/Bunt; Dempsey to 2B
t2 3-0 0 12- O BAL K. Garcia D. Leonard -0% 83% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Dempsey to 3B; Bumbry to 2B
t2 3-0 1 -23 BAL K. Singleton D. Leonard 0% 83% Intentional Walk
t2 3-0 1 123 O BAL E. Murray D. Leonard -4% 79% Strikeout
t2 3-0 2 123 O BAL J. Lowenstein D. Leonard -4% 74% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 5-6-7
b2 0-3 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Flanagan 2% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-3 1 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Flanagan 2% 78% Strikeout
b2 0-3 2 --- O KCR G. Scott M. Flanagan 1% 79% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 6-7-8
t3 3-0 0 --- BAL D. DeCinces D. Leonard 2% 81% Walk
t3 3-0 0 1-- RR BAL L. May D. Leonard 9% 90% Home Run; DeCinces Scores
Eduardo Rodriguez replaces Dennis Leonard pitching
t3 5-0 0 --- O BAL R. Dauer E. Rodriguez -1% 89% Flyball: LF
t3 5-0 1 --- O BAL R. Dempsey E. Rodriguez -1% 89% Flyball: LF
t3 5-0 2 --- O BAL A. Bumbry E. Rodriguez -0% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 5, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 8-9-1
b3 0-5 0 --- KCR F. Patek M. Flanagan -4% 85% Double to LF
b3 0-5 0 -2- O KCR W. Wilson M. Flanagan 3% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-5 1 -2- O KCR F. White M. Flanagan 2% 90% Groundout: C-1B; Patek to 3B
b3 0-5 2 --3 O KCR J. Wathan M. Flanagan 2% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 5, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Eduardo Rodriguez facing 2-3-4
t4 5-0 0 --- O BAL K. Garcia E. Rodriguez -1% 91% Foul Flyball: C
t4 5-0 1 --- O BAL K. Singleton E. Rodriguez -0% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 5-0 2 --- BAL E. Murray E. Rodriguez 0% 91% Walk
t4 5-0 2 1-- O BAL J. Lowenstein E. Rodriguez -1% 90% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 5, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 3-4-5
b4 0-5 0 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Flanagan 2% 92% Flyball: LF
b4 0-5 1 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Flanagan 1% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 0-5 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Flanagan 1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 5, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Eduardo Rodriguez facing 6-7-8
t5 5-0 0 --- BAL D. DeCinces E. Rodriguez 1% 94% Walk
t5 5-0 0 1-- O BAL L. May E. Rodriguez -0% 94% Groundout: 3B-P-1B; DeCinces to 2B
t5 5-0 1 -2- O BAL R. Dauer E. Rodriguez -1% 93% Popfly: SS
t5 5-0 2 -2- O BAL R. Dempsey E. Rodriguez -1% 92% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 5, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 6-7-8
b5 0-5 0 --- KCR D. Porter M. Flanagan -2% 90% Walk
b5 0-5 0 1-- O KCR G. Scott M. Flanagan 2% 92% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-5 1 1-- O KCR F. Patek M. Flanagan 2% 94% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 0-5 2 1-- O KCR W. Wilson M. Flanagan 1% 95% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 5, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Eduardo Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
t6 5-0 0 --- O BAL A. Bumbry E. Rodriguez -0% 95% Strikeout
t6 5-0 1 --- O BAL K. Garcia E. Rodriguez -0% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 5-0 2 --- BAL K. Singleton E. Rodriguez 0% 94% Single to RF
t6 5-0 2 1-- O BAL E. Murray E. Rodriguez -0% 94% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 5, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 1-2-3
b6 0-5 0 --- O KCR F. White M. Flanagan 1% 95% Strikeout
b6 0-5 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan M. Flanagan 1% 96% Bunt Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-5 2 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Flanagan 0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 5, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Eduardo Rodriguez facing 5-6-7
t7 5-0 0 --- O BAL J. Lowenstein E. Rodriguez -0% 96% Strikeout
t7 5-0 1 --- BAL D. DeCinces E. Rodriguez 0% 97% Walk
t7 5-0 1 1-- BAL L. May E. Rodriguez 0% 97% Walk; DeCinces to 2B
t7 5-0 1 12- R BAL R. Dauer E. Rodriguez 2% 99% Single to LF; DeCinces Scores; May to 3B
t7 6-0 1 1-3 OO BAL R. Dempsey E. Rodriguez -1% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 4-5-6
b7 0-6 0 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Flanagan 1% 99% Flyball: LF
b7 0-6 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Flanagan 0% 99% Flyball: RF
b7 0-6 2 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Flanagan 0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 6, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Eduardo Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
t8 6-0 0 --- BAL A. Bumbry E. Rodriguez 0% 99% Single to LF
t8 6-0 0 1-- O BAL K. Garcia E. Rodriguez -0% 99% Bumbry Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t8 6-0 1 --- O BAL K. Garcia E. Rodriguez -0% 99% Foul Flyball: 1B
t8 6-0 2 --- O BAL K. Singleton E. Rodriguez -0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 7-8-9
Mark Belanger replaces Ken Singleton (RF) playing SS batting 3rd
Gary Roenicke replaces Kiko Garcia (SS) playing LF batting 2nd
John Lowenstein moves from LF to RF
b8 0-6 0 --- O KCR G. Scott M. Flanagan 0% 99% Strikeout
b8 0-6 1 --- O KCR F. Patek M. Flanagan 0% 100% Popfly: 3B
b8 0-6 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson M. Flanagan 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 6, Royals 0.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Eduardo Rodriguez facing 4-5-6
t9 6-0 0 --- O BAL E. Murray E. Rodriguez -0% 100% Lineout: 1B
t9 6-0 1 --- O BAL J. Lowenstein E. Rodriguez -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 6-0 2 --- BAL D. DeCinces E. Rodriguez 0% 100% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t9 6-0 2 1-- BAL L. May E. Rodriguez 0% 100% Single to LF; DeCinces to 2B
t9 6-0 2 12- R BAL R. Dauer E. Rodriguez 0% 100% Single to LF; DeCinces Scores/Adv on E4/unER; May to 2B
t9 7-0 2 12- R BAL R. Dempsey E. Rodriguez 0% 100% Double to LF; May Scores/unER; Dauer to 3B
t9 8-0 2 -23 O BAL A. Bumbry E. Rodriguez -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 8, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-8, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 1-2-3
b9 0-8 0 --- O KCR F. White M. Flanagan 0% 100% Flyball: LF
b9 0-8 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan M. Flanagan 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b9 0-8 2 --- KCR A. Otis M. Flanagan -0% 100% Single to LF
b9 0-8 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett M. Flanagan 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 8, Royals 0.

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