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Scores
Standings
MIL
@BOS
9
6
 
(10)
SEA
@CAL
1
8
TOR
@CHW
1
6
TOR
@CHW
6
0
DET
@KCR
5
11
OAK
@MIN
7
9
CLE
@TEX
2
5
MON
@NYM
5
2
PIT
@PHI
14
11
LAD
@SFG
7
4
CHC
@STL
7
3
Saturday, August 11, 1979,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 40,255, Time of Game: 2:34
Tigers
5
59-57
 Lost 3 
5th, 18 GB
at Royals
11
60-55
 Won 4 
3rd, 5 GB
W: Paul Splittorff (11-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  1  1   0  0  0   3  0  0    5 11  1
Royals          0  0  0   2  0  6   0  3  X   11 15  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Whitaker 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .278 .383 .359 .743 -0.090 0.67 0.000 -0.090 -1.3 3 4
Alan Trammell SS 5 2 3 0 0 0 5 .280 .327 .348 .674 0.062 0.50 0.085 -0.023 0.7 1 5 2B
Ron LeFlore CF 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .300 .348 .382 .730 0.024 0.60 0.065 -0.041 1.1 3 0 3B
Steve Kemp DH 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .332 .413 .555 .968 0.028 1.13 0.104 -0.076 1.1 2B
Jerry Morales RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .223 .267 .384 .651 -0.084 1.10 0.035 -0.119 -0.4 2 0 GDP
John Wockenfuss 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .284 .321 .615 .935 -0.089 0.84 0.000 -0.089 -0.9 9 0
Lance Parrish C 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .267 .346 .452 .798 0.071 0.75 0.095 -0.024 0.7 3 1 2B,SB
Tom Brookens 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .258 .295 .393 .688 0.020 1.02 0.099 -0.079 0.2 2 1
Lynn Jones LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .277 .331 .378 .710 -0.074 0.65 0.000 -0.074 -1.1 1 0
Jack Billingham P 0 0
   Dave Tobik P 0 0
Team Totals 37 5 11 5 2 2 39 .297 .333 .432 .766 -0.132 0.79 0.483 -0.615 0.2 24 11
2B: L Parrish (18, off P Splittorff); A Trammell (10, off P Splittorff); S Kemp (24, off P Splittorff).
3B: R LeFlore (6, off P Splittorff).
TB: R LeFlore 5; A Trammell 4; S Kemp 3; L Parrish 2; J Morales; T Brookens.
GIDP: J Morales (11).
RBI: S Kemp 2 (90); T Brookens (12); R LeFlore (34); J Morales (37).
2-out RBI: R LeFlore; S Kemp; J Morales.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Trammell-L Whitaker-J Wockenfuss.
E: L Whitaker (7).
Baserunning
SB: L Parrish (6, 2nd base off P Splittorff/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 5 2 2 2 0 0 5 .300 .338 .406 .744 0.088 1.11 0.160 -0.072 1.6 2 0
Hal McRae DH 5 2 2 5 0 1 5 .266 .325 .473 .798 0.039 0.58 0.089 -0.050 3.6 HR,2B
George Brett 3B 5 1 4 1 0 0 5 .328 .379 .543 .923 0.052 0.55 0.095 -0.043 1.6 0 3 3·2B,CS
Darrell Porter C 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .293 .419 .480 .899 0.088 0.81 0.115 -0.027 0.1 2 0 2B
Pete LaCock 1B 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .291 .353 .383 .736 -0.062 1.05 0.036 -0.097 -1.0 9 0
Amos Otis CF 3 2 1 1 0 1 4 .285 .365 .426 .791 0.157 1.45 0.191 -0.034 0.9 4 0 2·SB,HBP
Al Cowens RF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .299 .355 .424 .778 0.083 1.29 0.120 -0.037 0.6 4 0 IW
Frank White 2B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .250 .293 .380 .673 -0.030 1.58 0.137 -0.166 -0.7 6 2 GDP
Freddie Patek SS 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .253 .293 .321 .614 -0.048 0.97 0.031 -0.079 0.1 0 5 SB
Paul Splittorff P 0 1
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 37 11 15 11 3 2 41 .405 .463 .622 1.085 0.367 1.02 0.974 -0.605 6.7 27 11
2B: D Porter (16, off J Billingham); G Brett 3 (35, 1 off J Billingham, 2 off D Tobik); H McRae (20, off D Tobik).
HR: H McRae (8, off J Billingham, 6th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to CF-RF).
IBB: A Cowens (4, by J Billingham).
HBP: A Otis (2, by J Billingham).
TB: G Brett 7; H McRae 6; D Porter 3; F Patek 2; W Wilson 2; A Cowens; A Otis; F White.
GIDP: F White (8).
RBI: H McRae 5 (45); W Wilson 2 (33); F White (32); G Brett (73); A Cowens (55); A Otis (68).
2-out RBI: H McRae 3; W Wilson 2; A Cowens; F White.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 9 for 18.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Patek-F White-P LaCock.
Baserunning
SB: A Otis 2 (25, 2nd base off J Billingham/L Parrish 2); F Patek (11, 2nd base off D Tobik/L Parrish).
CS: G Brett (7, 2nd base by J Billingham/L Parrish).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jack Billingham, L (8-6) 5.2 10 8 3 3 1 1 3.59 29 25 -0.357 1.40 -4.9
Dave Tobik 2.1 5 3 3 0 1 0 5.40 12 0 0 -0.011 0.11 -1.8
Team Totals 8 15 11 6 3 2 1 6.75 41 25 0 0 -0.368 1.02 -6.7

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, W (11-12) 6.2 10 5 5 2 1 0 3.91 31 33 0.097 0.89 -0.6
Dan Quisenberry 2.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.59 8 1 1 0.035 0.39 0.4
Team Totals 9 11 5 5 2 2 0 5.00 39 33 1 1 0.132 0.79 -0.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Billingham (7; A Otis).
IBB: J Billingham (6; A Cowens).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Derryl Cousins, 1B - Larry McCoy, 2B - (none), 3B - Joe Brinkman.
Time of Game: 2:34.
Attendance: 40,255.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Kansas City Royals
1 Lou Whitaker 2B 1 Willie Wilson LF
2 Alan Trammell SS 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Ron LeFlore CF 3 George Brett 3B
4 Steve Kemp DH 4 Darrell Porter C
5 Jerry Morales RF 5 Pete LaCock 1B
6 John Wockenfuss 1B 6 Amos Otis CF
7 Lance Parrish C 7 Al Cowens RF
8 Tom Brookens 3B 8 Frank White 2B
9 Lynn Jones LF 9 Freddie Patek SS
Jack Billingham P Paul Splittorff P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-1 1 123 OO KCR F. White J. Billingham -16% 39% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b6 3-2 2 123 RR KCR W. Wilson J. Billingham 15% 91% Single to RF; Otis Scores/unER; White Scores/unER; Patek to 3B
b6 2-2 1 -2- R KCR A. Otis J. Billingham 13% 74% Single to LF; Porter Scores
b4 1-2 2 12- R KCR F. White J. Billingham 13% 55% Single to LF; Otis Scores; Cowens to 2B
b4 0-2 2 1-3 R KCR A. Cowens J. Billingham 11% 42% Single to CF; Brett Scores; Otis to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET L. Whitaker P. Splittorff 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- DET A. Trammell P. Splittorff -2% 50% Single to RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- DET R. LeFlore P. Splittorff -3% 46% Single to RF; Trammell to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- O DET S. Kemp P. Splittorff 4% 51% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 12- O DET J. Morales P. Splittorff 4% 55% Foul Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Billingham -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Billingham -2% 51% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Billingham -1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O DET J. Wockenfuss P. Splittorff 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- DET L. Parrish P. Splittorff -4% 48% Double to RF
t2 0-0 1 -2- R DET T. Brookens P. Splittorff -10% 38% Single to CF; Parrish Scores; Brookens to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t2 1-0 1 -2- O DET L. Jones P. Splittorff 3% 42% Flyball: RF
t2 1-0 2 -2- O DET L. Whitaker P. Splittorff 3% 45% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- KCR D. Porter J. Billingham 7% 51% Double to RF
b2 0-1 0 -2- KCR P. LaCock J. Billingham 4% 55% Walk
b2 0-1 0 12- O KCR A. Otis J. Billingham -3% 52% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Porter to 3B
b2 0-1 1 1-3 KCR A. Cowens J. Billingham 2% 54% Otis Steals 2B
b2 0-1 1 -23 KCR A. Cowens J. Billingham 1% 55% Intentional Walk
b2 0-1 1 123 OO KCR F. White J. Billingham -16% 39% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
t3 1-0 0 --- DET A. Trammell P. Splittorff -6% 33% Double to LF
t3 1-0 0 -2- O DET R. LeFlore P. Splittorff 4% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-0 1 -2- R DET S. Kemp P. Splittorff -8% 29% Single to LF; Trammell Scores
t3 2-0 1 1-- OO DET J. Morales P. Splittorff 4% 33% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Billingham -3% 31% Flyball: RF
b3 0-2 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Billingham -2% 29% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Billingham -1% 28% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 6-7-8
t4 2-0 0 --- O DET J. Wockenfuss P. Splittorff 2% 29% Flyball: CF
t4 2-0 1 --- DET L. Parrish P. Splittorff -2% 27% Walk
t4 2-0 1 1-- DET T. Brookens P. Splittorff -1% 26% Parrish Steals 2B
t4 2-0 1 -2- O DET T. Brookens P. Splittorff 3% 29% Popfly: 2B
t4 2-0 2 -2- O DET L. Jones P. Splittorff 3% 32% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- KCR G. Brett J. Billingham 7% 39% Double to CF
b4 0-2 0 -2- O KCR D. Porter J. Billingham -2% 37% Flyball: CF; Brett to 3B
b4 0-2 1 --3 O KCR P. LaCock J. Billingham -7% 30% Foul Popfly: 3B
b4 0-2 2 --3 KCR A. Otis J. Billingham 2% 32% Hit By Pitch
b4 0-2 2 1-3 R KCR A. Cowens J. Billingham 11% 42% Single to CF; Brett Scores; Otis to 2B
b4 1-2 2 12- R KCR F. White J. Billingham 13% 55% Single to LF; Otis Scores; Cowens to 2B
b4 2-2 2 12- O KCR F. Patek J. Billingham -5% 50% Single; Cowens out at Hm/SS-2B-C; White to 2B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t5 2-2 0 --- O DET L. Whitaker P. Splittorff 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t5 2-2 1 --- O DET A. Trammell P. Splittorff 2% 55% Groundout: P-1B
t5 2-2 2 --- DET R. LeFlore P. Splittorff -2% 54% Single to LF
t5 2-2 2 1-- O DET S. Kemp P. Splittorff 3% 57% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 1-2-3
b5 2-2 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Billingham -3% 54% Lineout: 3B
b5 2-2 1 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Billingham -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-2 2 --- KCR G. Brett J. Billingham 2% 53% Single to CF
b5 2-2 2 1-- O KCR D. Porter J. Billingham -3% 50% Brett Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t6 2-2 0 --- O DET J. Morales P. Splittorff 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t6 2-2 1 --- O DET J. Wockenfuss P. Splittorff 3% 56% Strikeout
t6 2-2 2 --- DET L. Parrish P. Splittorff -2% 54% Walk
t6 2-2 2 1-- O DET T. Brookens P. Splittorff 4% 58% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 4-5-6
b6 2-2 0 --- KCR D. Porter J. Billingham 5% 63% Single to RF
b6 2-2 0 1-- O KCR P. LaCock J. Billingham -2% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B; Porter to 2B
b6 2-2 1 -2- R KCR A. Otis J. Billingham 13% 74% Single to LF; Porter Scores
b6 3-2 1 1-- KCR A. Cowens J. Billingham 2% 76% Otis Steals 2B
b6 3-2 1 -2- O KCR A. Cowens J. Billingham -3% 72% Foul Popfly: 1B
b6 3-2 2 -2- KCR F. White J. Billingham 1% 73% Walk
b6 3-2 2 12- KCR F. Patek J. Billingham 2% 75% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Otis to 3B; White to 2B
b6 3-2 2 123 RR KCR W. Wilson J. Billingham 15% 91% Single to RF; Otis Scores/unER; White Scores/unER; Patek to 3B
b6 5-2 2 1-3 RRR KCR H. McRae J. Billingham 7% 98% Home Run (CF-RF); Patek Scores/unER; Wilson Scores/unER; McRae Scores/unER
Dave Tobik replaces Jack Billingham pitching
b6 8-2 2 --- KCR G. Brett D. Tobik 0% 98% Double to RF
b6 8-2 2 -2- O KCR D. Porter D. Tobik -0% 98% Flyball: CF
6 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 8.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-8, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 9-1-2
t7 2-8 0 --- O DET L. Jones P. Splittorff 1% 99% Flyball: RF
t7 2-8 1 --- O DET L. Whitaker P. Splittorff 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-8 2 --- DET A. Trammell P. Splittorff -0% 99% Single to CF
t7 2-8 2 1-- R DET R. LeFlore P. Splittorff -1% 98% Triple to CF; Trammell Scores
t7 3-8 2 --3 R DET S. Kemp P. Splittorff -2% 95% Double to CF; LeFlore Scores
Dan Quisenberry replaces Paul Splittorff pitching
t7 4-8 2 -2- R DET J. Morales D. Quisenberry -4% 92% Single to CF; Kemp Scores
t7 5-8 2 1-- O DET J. Wockenfuss D. Quisenberry 2% 94% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-5, Tigers' Dave Tobik facing 5-6-7
b7 8-5 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock D. Tobik -1% 93% Popfly: 1B
b7 8-5 1 --- O KCR A. Otis D. Tobik -0% 93% Strikeout Looking
b7 8-5 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens D. Tobik -0% 93% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 8.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 5-8, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 7-8-9
t8 5-8 0 --- O DET L. Parrish D. Quisenberry 2% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 5-8 1 --- O DET T. Brookens D. Quisenberry 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 5-8 2 --- O DET L. Jones D. Quisenberry 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-5, Tigers' Dave Tobik facing 8-9-1
b8 8-5 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Tobik -0% 97% Flyball: RF
b8 8-5 1 --- KCR F. Patek D. Tobik 0% 97% Single to LF
b8 8-5 1 1-- KCR W. Wilson D. Tobik 0% 97% Patek Steals 2B
b8 8-5 1 -2- KCR W. Wilson D. Tobik 1% 98% Single to LF; Patek to 3B
b8 8-5 1 1-3 RR KCR H. McRae D. Tobik 1% 100% Double to LF; Patek Scores; Wilson Scores
b8 10-5 1 -2- R KCR G. Brett D. Tobik 0% 100% Double to CF; McRae Scores
b8 11-5 1 -2- O KCR D. Porter D. Tobik -0% 100% Flyball: LF
b8 11-5 2 -2- O KCR P. LaCock D. Tobik -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 11.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 5-11, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 1-2-3
t9 5-11 0 --- O DET L. Whitaker D. Quisenberry 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-11 1 --- O DET A. Trammell D. Quisenberry 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 5-11 2 --- O DET R. LeFlore D. Quisenberry 0% 100% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 11.

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