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2
Sunday, July 29, 1979, 1:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 30,193, Time of Game: 2:36
Orioles
6
69-34
 Won 1 
1st
at Royals
4
50-52
 Lost 1 
4th, 8½ GB
L: Paul Splittorff (10-11)
S: Dave Ford (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         0  3  0   1  0  0   1  1  0    6 10  1
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  1   3  0  0    4  8  3

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mark Belanger SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 .168 .263 .219 .482 -0.054 0.43 0.006 -0.060 -1.1 0 0 CS,SH
Rich Dauer 2B 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .252 .303 .354 .656 0.003 0.38 0.034 -0.031 -0.2 2 3 2B
Ken Singleton RF 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .300 .408 .551 .959 -0.097 0.69 0.002 -0.100 -1.2 3 0 GDP,IW
   John Lowenstein PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .387 .536 .923 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Lee May DH 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .282 .322 .480 .802 0.030 0.56 0.072 -0.042 0.3 2B
Eddie Murray 1B 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .296 .376 .458 .834 0.016 0.71 0.070 -0.054 0.2 8 0
Benny Ayala LF 3 1 0 0 0 1 3 .243 .300 .541 .841 0.013 0.73 0.049 -0.036 -0.3 4 0
   Al Bumbry CF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .281 .330 .358 .688 0.020 0.92 0.020 0.000 0.2 3 0
Doug DeCinces 3B 3 0 1 2 0 0 4 .252 .353 .429 .783 0.068 1.19 0.144 -0.076 0.3 0 1 SF
Gary Roenicke CF-LF 4 2 2 4 0 0 4 .273 .407 .529 .936 0.261 0.88 0.297 -0.036 3.0 3 0 2·HR
Rick Dempsey C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .254 .327 .371 .698 0.006 0.29 0.021 -0.014 0.0 4 0
Scott McGregor P 0 1
   Dave Ford P 0 0
Team Totals 35 6 10 6 3 4 40 .286 .333 .514 .848 0.266 0.64 0.715 -0.449 1.2 27 5
2B: L May (10, off P Splittorff); R Dauer (14, off D Quisenberry).
HR: G Roenicke 2 (17, 2 off P Splittorff, 2nd inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF; 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: D DeCinces (3, off P Splittorff).
SH: M Belanger (8, off P Splittorff).
IBB: K Singleton (9, by D Quisenberry).
TB: G Roenicke 8; R Dauer 3; L May 2; D DeCinces; A Bumbry; R Dempsey; M Belanger; E Murray.
GIDP: K Singleton (12).
RBI: G Roenicke 4 (44); D DeCinces 2 (31).
2-out RBI: G Roenicke 3; D DeCinces.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
E: B Ayala (1).
Baserunning
CS: M Belanger (1, 2nd base by P Splittorff/J Wathan).
Pickoffs: E Murray (1st base by P Splittorff).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .247 .285 .315 .599 0.114 1.14 0.178 -0.064 0.4 1 7 2B
U.L. Washington 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .255 .305 .333 .639 -0.083 1.08 0.023 -0.105 -0.4 4 3
Amos Otis CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .295 .374 .445 .818 -0.096 1.08 0.010 -0.106 -0.5 1 0
George Brett 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .323 .377 .534 .910 0.012 1.01 0.081 -0.069 0.8 2 3 2B
Al Cowens RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .295 .347 .416 .763 -0.120 1.13 0.000 -0.120 -1.2 0 0
Darrell Porter DH 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .298 .420 .477 .897 0.052 0.65 0.080 -0.028 0.8 2B
George Scott 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .244 .315 .371 .686 0.000 1.36 0.107 -0.107 0.4 12 0 3B
John Wathan C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .226 .243 .323 .566 -0.102 1.14 0.000 -0.102 -1.0 4 1
   Jamie Quirk PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .282 .300 .385 .685 -0.032 1.26 0.000 -0.032 -0.2
Willie Wilson LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .305 .341 .412 .753 0.021 0.78 0.066 -0.045 0.1 2 0
Paul Splittorff P 1 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 8 4 1 4 36 .229 .250 .371 .621 -0.234 1.04 0.545 -0.778 -0.8 27 14
2B: G Brett (26, off S McGregor); D Porter (14, off S McGregor); F Patek (14, off S McGregor).
3B: G Scott (3, off S McGregor).
TB: G Brett 3; G Scott 3; D Porter 3; F Patek 2; U Washington; W Wilson.
RBI: G Brett (62); F Patek (29); W Wilson (27); G Scott (39).
2-out RBI: G Brett.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Patek-U Washington-G Scott.
E: U Washington 2 (14); P Splittorff (3).

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Scott McGregor, W (6-3) 6.1 8 4 4 1 3 0 3.58 28 43 -0.110 0.89 -1.0
Dave Ford, S (1) 2.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.08 8 1 0 0.344 1.58 1.8
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 1 4 0 4.00 36 43 1 0 0.234 1.04 0.8

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, L (10-11) 7.2 8 6 2 2 4 2 3.90 33 49 -0.190 0.63 -1.2
Dan Quisenberry 1.1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1.93 7 2 1 -0.077 0.67 -0.0
Team Totals 9 10 6 2 3 4 2 2.00 40 49 2 1 -0.267 0.64 -1.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: D Quisenberry (2; K Singleton).
Pickoffs: P Splittorff (1; E Murray, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dan Morrison, 1B - Bill Deegan, 2B - Greg Kosc, 3B - George Maloney.
Time of Game: 2:36.
Attendance: 30,193.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         Kansas City Royals
1 Mark Belanger SS 1 Freddie Patek SS
2 Rich Dauer 2B 2 U.L. Washington 2B
3 Ken Singleton RF 3 Amos Otis CF
4 Lee May DH 4 George Brett 3B
5 Eddie Murray 1B 5 Al Cowens RF
6 Benny Ayala LF 6 Darrell Porter DH
7 Doug DeCinces 3B 7 George Scott 1B
8 Gary Roenicke CF 8 John Wathan C
9 Rick Dempsey C 9 Willie Wilson LF
Scott McGregor P Paul Splittorff P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 2 1-3 RRR BAL G. Roenicke P. Splittorff 25% 75% Home Run; May Scores/unER; Ayala Scores/unER; Roenicke Scores/unER
b7 3-5 1 1-- R KCR F. Patek S. McGregor -18% 59% Double to LF; Wilson Scores
t8 5-4 2 12- R BAL D. DeCinces D. Quisenberry 13% 86% Single to RF; Murray Scores; Bumbry to 3B
b7 1-5 0 -2- R KCR G. Scott S. McGregor -11% 77% Triple (LF-CF); Porter Scores
b7 4-5 1 -2- O KCR U. Washington D. Ford 8% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B

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' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BAL M. Belanger P. Splittorff -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- BAL R. Dauer P. Splittorff 2% 50% Single to LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO BAL K. Singleton P. Splittorff -5% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek S. McGregor 2% 47% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR U. Washington S. McGregor 2% 49% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis S. McGregor 1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- BAL L. May P. Splittorff 6% 56% Double to RF
t2 0-0 0 -2- O BAL E. Murray P. Splittorff -4% 52% Popfly: 2B
t2 0-0 1 -2- BAL B. Ayala P. Splittorff 5% 57% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); May to 3B
t2 0-0 1 1-3 O BAL D. DeCinces P. Splittorff -7% 50% Popfly: 2B
t2 0-0 2 1-3 RRR BAL G. Roenicke P. Splittorff 25% 75% Home Run; May Scores/unER; Ayala Scores/unER; Roenicke Scores/unER
t2 3-0 2 --- BAL R. Dempsey P. Splittorff 1% 76% Walk
t2 3-0 2 1-- O BAL M. Belanger P. Splittorff -2% 74% Lineout: P
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 4-5-6
b2 0-3 0 --- O KCR G. Brett S. McGregor 2% 76% Flyball: RF
b2 0-3 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens S. McGregor 2% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-3 2 --- O KCR D. Porter S. McGregor 1% 79% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
t3 3-0 0 --- O BAL R. Dauer P. Splittorff -1% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 3-0 1 --- O BAL K. Singleton P. Splittorff -1% 76% Strikeout
t3 3-0 2 --- O BAL L. May P. Splittorff -1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 7-8-9
b3 0-3 0 --- O KCR G. Scott S. McGregor 2% 78% Foul Flyball: 1B
b3 0-3 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan S. McGregor 2% 80% Flyball: RF
b3 0-3 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson S. McGregor 1% 81% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t4 3-0 0 --- BAL E. Murray P. Splittorff 2% 83% Single to LF
t4 3-0 0 1-- BAL B. Ayala P. Splittorff 4% 86% Murray Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Murray to 3B
t4 3-0 0 --3 O BAL B. Ayala P. Splittorff -3% 84% Strikeout
t4 3-0 1 --3 RO BAL D. DeCinces P. Splittorff 2% 85% Foul Flyball: 1B/Sacrifice Fly; Murray Scores/unER
t4 4-0 2 --- O BAL G. Roenicke P. Splittorff -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 1-2-3
b4 0-4 0 --- O KCR F. Patek S. McGregor 2% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-4 1 --- O KCR U. Washington S. McGregor 1% 88% Flyball: CF
b4 0-4 2 --- KCR A. Otis S. McGregor -1% 87% Walk
b4 0-4 2 1-- KCR G. Brett S. McGregor -2% 86% Single to LF; Otis to 2B
b4 0-4 2 12- O KCR A. Cowens S. McGregor 4% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 9-1-2
t5 4-0 0 --- BAL R. Dempsey P. Splittorff 1% 90% Single to LF
t5 4-0 0 1-- O BAL M. Belanger P. Splittorff -1% 90% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Dempsey to 2B
t5 4-0 1 -2- O BAL R. Dauer P. Splittorff -1% 89% Strikeout Looking
t5 4-0 2 -2- O BAL K. Singleton P. Splittorff -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 6-7-8
b5 0-4 0 --- KCR D. Porter S. McGregor -3% 84% Single to RF
b5 0-4 0 1-- O KCR G. Scott S. McGregor 3% 87% Flyball: CF
b5 0-4 1 1-- O KCR J. Wathan S. McGregor 3% 90% Flyball: LF
b5 0-4 2 1-- O KCR W. Wilson S. McGregor 2% 91% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t6 4-0 0 --- BAL L. May P. Splittorff 1% 92% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t6 4-0 0 1-- O BAL E. Murray P. Splittorff -1% 91% Lineout: 3B
t6 4-0 1 1-- O BAL B. Ayala P. Splittorff -1% 91% Lineout: 3B
t6 4-0 2 1-- O BAL D. DeCinces P. Splittorff -1% 90% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 1-2-3
b6 0-4 0 --- O KCR F. Patek S. McGregor 2% 92% Flyball: CF
b6 0-4 1 --- KCR U. Washington S. McGregor -2% 90% Single to LF
b6 0-4 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis S. McGregor 2% 92% Groundout: P-1B; Washington to 2B
b6 0-4 2 -2- R KCR G. Brett S. McGregor -6% 85% Double to LF; Washington Scores; Brett to 3B/Adv on E7
b6 1-4 2 --3 O KCR A. Cowens S. McGregor 4% 89% Foul Flyball: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
t7 4-1 0 --- R BAL G. Roenicke P. Splittorff 5% 94% Home Run
t7 5-1 0 --- O BAL R. Dempsey P. Splittorff -1% 93% Flyball: LF
t7 5-1 1 --- BAL M. Belanger P. Splittorff 1% 94% Single to LF
t7 5-1 1 1-- O BAL R. Dauer P. Splittorff -1% 93% Belanger Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t7 5-1 2 --- O BAL R. Dauer P. Splittorff -0% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 5, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 6-7-8
Gary Roenicke moves from CF to LF
Al Bumbry replaces Benny Ayala (LF) playing CF batting 6th
b7 1-5 0 --- KCR D. Porter S. McGregor -5% 88% Double to RF
b7 1-5 0 -2- R KCR G. Scott S. McGregor -11% 77% Triple (LF-CF); Porter Scores
b7 2-5 0 --3 O KCR J. Wathan S. McGregor 6% 83% Flyball: CF
b7 2-5 1 --3 R KCR W. Wilson S. McGregor -7% 77% Single to 3B; Scott Scores
b7 3-5 1 1-- R KCR F. Patek S. McGregor -18% 59% Double to LF; Wilson Scores
Dave Ford replaces Scott McGregor pitching
b7 4-5 1 -2- O KCR U. Washington D. Ford 8% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 4-5 2 -2- O KCR A. Otis D. Ford 7% 74% Strikeout
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 5, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 3-4-5
t8 5-4 0 --- O BAL K. Singleton P. Splittorff -2% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 5-4 1 --- O BAL L. May P. Splittorff -2% 70% Strikeout Looking
t8 5-4 2 --- BAL E. Murray P. Splittorff 1% 71% Walk
t8 5-4 2 1-- BAL A. Bumbry P. Splittorff 2% 73% Single to CF; Murray to 2B
Dan Quisenberry replaces Paul Splittorff pitching
t8 5-4 2 12- R BAL D. DeCinces D. Quisenberry 13% 86% Single to RF; Murray Scores; Bumbry to 3B
t8 6-4 2 1-3 O BAL G. Roenicke D. Quisenberry -3% 83% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 6, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Orioles' Dave Ford facing 4-5-6
b8 4-6 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Ford 5% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 4-6 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens D. Ford 3% 90% Flyball: RF
b8 4-6 2 --- O KCR D. Porter D. Ford 2% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 6, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 6-4, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 9-1-2
t9 6-4 0 --- O BAL R. Dempsey D. Quisenberry -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 6-4 1 --- O BAL M. Belanger D. Quisenberry -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 6-4 2 --- BAL R. Dauer D. Quisenberry 1% 92% Double to RF
t9 6-4 2 -2- BAL K. Singleton D. Quisenberry 0% 92% Intentional Walk
John Lowenstein pinch runs for Ken Singleton (RF) batting 3rd
t9 6-4 2 12- O BAL L. May D. Quisenberry -2% 90% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 6, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Orioles' Dave Ford facing 7-8-9
John Lowenstein moves from PR to RF
b9 4-6 0 --- O KCR G. Scott D. Ford 5% 95% Lineout: 2B
Jamie Quirk pinch hits for John Wathan (C) batting 8th
b9 4-6 1 --- O KCR J. Quirk D. Ford 3% 98% Flyball: CF
b9 4-6 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Ford 2% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 6, Royals 4.

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