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Standings
SEA
@CAL
3
4
TOR
@CHW
0
7
TOR
@CHW
7
5
DET
@KCR
1
7
OAK
@MIN
0
1
CLE
@TEX
6
3
HOU
@ATL
2
3
CIN
@SDP
9
2
CIN
@SDP
4
5
LAD
@SFG
1
4
CHC
@STL
5
3
Sunday, August 12, 1979, 1:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 32,671, Time of Game: 2:27
Tigers
1
59-58
 Lost 4 
5th, 18½ GB
at Royals
7
61-55
 Won 5 
3rd, 5 GB
L: Milt Wilcox (9-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    1  6  0
Royals          0  0  1   3  1  2   0  0  X    7 11  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 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .281 .384 .367 .752 -0.014 0.45 0.021 -0.035 0.3 2 2 3B
Alan Trammell SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .278 .326 .344 .670 0.010 0.66 0.046 -0.036 -0.5 0 3
Ron LeFlore CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .299 .348 .381 .728 -0.067 0.71 0.002 -0.068 -0.4 4 0
Steve Kemp LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .328 .409 .550 .959 -0.101 0.70 0.000 -0.101 -1.4 0 0 GDP
Jason Thompson 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .247 .348 .367 .715 -0.037 0.38 0.002 -0.038 -0.0 11 0
Champ Summers RF 2 0 1 1 1 0 4 .278 .398 .524 .922 0.029 0.26 0.033 -0.004 0.3 2 1 SF
Lance Parrish C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .268 .346 .451 .797 0.006 0.59 0.031 -0.025 0.0 4 0
   Ed Putman C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .211 .286 .474 .759 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 0 0
Al Greene DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .147 .268 .265 .533 -0.066 0.90 0.000 -0.066 -1.0
Tom Brookens 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .250 .286 .380 .666 -0.051 0.65 0.000 -0.051 -0.8 1 3
Milt Wilcox P 0 1
   John Hiller P 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 6 1 2 6 34 .194 .235 .258 .493 -0.292 0.56 0.135 -0.425 -3.8 24 10
3B: L Whitaker (6, off C Chamberlain).
SF: C Summers (1, off C Chamberlain).
TB: L Whitaker 4; J Thompson; R LeFlore; C Summers; L Parrish.
GIDP: S Kemp (12).
RBI: C Summers (44).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: C Summers (T Cruz at 3rd base).

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 1 1 1 0 0 5 .298 .337 .403 .740 0.012 0.56 0.035 -0.024 -0.1 3 0 SB
Hal McRae DH 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .266 .327 .475 .803 -0.019 0.52 0.028 -0.048 0.7 2B
George Brett 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .326 .378 .540 .918 -0.037 0.36 0.001 -0.038 -0.4 1 1
Darrell Porter C 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .293 .419 .482 .901 0.015 0.47 0.041 -0.026 -0.5 6 0 2B
Pete LaCock 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .287 .349 .378 .727 -0.055 0.54 0.000 -0.055 -1.3 5 1
Amos Otis CF 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 .287 .366 .434 .800 0.100 0.50 0.112 -0.012 1.7 3 0 HR,SB
Al Cowens RF 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 .302 .356 .433 .789 0.162 0.48 0.164 -0.002 1.8 4 0 HR
Frank White 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .253 .296 .391 .687 0.099 0.44 0.103 -0.004 1.6 2 0 HR
Todd Cruz SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .205 .231 .307 .538 -0.068 0.46 0.001 -0.069 -0.8 2 2 2B
Craig Chamberlain P 1 0
Team Totals 34 7 11 7 3 3 37 .324 .378 .676 1.055 0.209 0.48 0.485 -0.278 2.7 27 4
2B: D Porter (17, off M Wilcox); H McRae (21, off M Wilcox); T Cruz (6, off J Hiller).
HR: A Cowens (7, off M Wilcox, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); A Otis (14, off M Wilcox, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); F White (8, off M Wilcox, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: A Cowens 5; A Otis 5; F White 5; T Cruz 3; D Porter 2; H McRae 2; W Wilson.
RBI: A Otis 2 (70); A Cowens 2 (57); F White (33); H McRae (46); W Wilson (34).
2-out RBI: A Cowens 2; A Otis.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Cruz-P LaCock.
Baserunning
SB: A Otis (26, 2nd base off M Wilcox/L Parrish); W Wilson (50, 2nd base off M Wilcox/L Parrish).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Milt Wilcox, L (9-6) 5.1 10 7 7 1 2 3 4.87 27 21 -0.212 0.65 -4.3
John Hiller 2.2 1 0 0 2 1 0 5.25 10 1 0 0.003 0.02 1.6
Team Totals 8 11 7 7 3 3 3 7.88 37 21 1 0 -0.209 0.48 -2.7

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Craig Chamberlain, W (1-0) 9 6 1 1 2 6 0 1.00 34 75 0.291 0.56 3.8
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 2 6 0 1.00 34 75 0.291 0.56 3.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry McCoy, 1B - Joe Brinkman, 2B - (none), 3B - Derryl Cousins.
Time of Game: 2:27.
Attendance: 32,671.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 78° F.

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 LF 4 Darrell Porter C
5 Jason Thompson 1B 5 Pete LaCock 1B
6 Champ Summers RF 6 Amos Otis CF
7 Lance Parrish C 7 Al Cowens RF
8 Al Greene DH 8 Frank White 2B
9 Tom Brookens 3B 9 Todd Cruz SS
Milt Wilcox P Craig Chamberlain P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 2-0 2 -2- RR KCR A. Cowens M. Wilcox 12% 90% Home Run; Otis Scores
b3 0-0 0 1-- KCR F. White M. Wilcox 10% 69% Single to RF; Cowens to 3B
b4 1-0 2 --3 R KCR A. Otis M. Wilcox 9% 76% Single to LF; Porter Scores
t4 0-1 1 1-- OO DET S. Kemp C. Chamberlain 7% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
b3 0-0 0 1-3 O KCR T. Cruz M. Wilcox -6% 63% Strikeout

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' Craig Chamberlain facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET L. Whitaker C. Chamberlain 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O DET A. Trammell C. Chamberlain 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- O DET R. LeFlore C. Chamberlain 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Milt Wilcox facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson M. Wilcox -2% 53% Lineout: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae M. Wilcox -2% 51% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Wilcox -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Craig Chamberlain facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O DET S. Kemp C. Chamberlain 2% 52% Groundout: 1B-P
t2 0-0 1 --- O DET J. Thompson C. Chamberlain 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 --- DET C. Summers C. Chamberlain -1% 53% Single to CF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O DET L. Parrish C. Chamberlain 2% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Milt Wilcox facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Wilcox -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock M. Wilcox -2% 51% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Wilcox -1% 50% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Craig Chamberlain facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O DET A. Greene C. Chamberlain 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 1 --- O DET T. Brookens C. Chamberlain 2% 54% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 --- O DET L. Whitaker C. Chamberlain 1% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Milt Wilcox facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- KCR A. Cowens M. Wilcox 4% 60% Single to RF
b3 0-0 0 1-- KCR F. White M. Wilcox 10% 69% Single to RF; Cowens to 3B
b3 0-0 0 1-3 O KCR T. Cruz M. Wilcox -6% 63% Strikeout
b3 0-0 1 1-3 RO KCR W. Wilson M. Wilcox 2% 65% Groundout: SS-1B; Cowens Scores; White to 2B
b3 1-0 2 -2- O KCR H. McRae M. Wilcox -3% 62% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Craig Chamberlain facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- DET A. Trammell C. Chamberlain -5% 57% Walk
t4 0-1 0 1-- O DET R. LeFlore C. Chamberlain 4% 62% Strikeout
t4 0-1 1 1-- OO DET S. Kemp C. Chamberlain 7% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Milt Wilcox facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Wilcox -2% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-0 1 --- KCR D. Porter M. Wilcox 4% 70% Double to LF
b4 1-0 1 -2- O KCR P. LaCock M. Wilcox -3% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B; Porter to 3B
b4 1-0 2 --3 R KCR A. Otis M. Wilcox 9% 76% Single to LF; Porter Scores
b4 2-0 2 1-- KCR A. Cowens M. Wilcox 1% 77% Otis Steals 2B
b4 2-0 2 -2- RR KCR A. Cowens M. Wilcox 12% 90% Home Run; Otis Scores
b4 4-0 2 --- O KCR F. White M. Wilcox -0% 89% Foul Popfly: C
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Craig Chamberlain facing 5-6-7
t5 0-4 0 --- O DET J. Thompson C. Chamberlain 2% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 0-4 1 --- DET C. Summers C. Chamberlain -2% 89% Walk
t5 0-4 1 1-- DET L. Parrish C. Chamberlain -3% 86% Single to CF; Summers to 2B
t5 0-4 1 12- O DET A. Greene C. Chamberlain 4% 90% Popfly: 2B
t5 0-4 2 12- O DET T. Brookens C. Chamberlain 3% 93% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Tigers' Milt Wilcox facing 9-1-2
b5 4-0 0 --- O KCR T. Cruz M. Wilcox -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 4-0 1 --- KCR W. Wilson M. Wilcox 1% 93% Single to RF
b5 4-0 1 1-- KCR H. McRae M. Wilcox 1% 93% Wilson Steals 2B
b5 4-0 1 -2- R KCR H. McRae M. Wilcox 3% 96% Double to CF; Wilson Scores
b5 5-0 1 -2- O KCR G. Brett M. Wilcox -0% 96% Flyball: RF; McRae to 3B
b5 5-0 2 --3 KCR D. Porter M. Wilcox 0% 96% Walk
b5 5-0 2 1-3 O KCR P. LaCock M. Wilcox -1% 95% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 5.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Craig Chamberlain facing 1-2-3
t6 0-5 0 --- DET L. Whitaker C. Chamberlain -2% 93% Single to CF
t6 0-5 0 1-- O DET A. Trammell C. Chamberlain 2% 95% Popfly: SS
t6 0-5 1 1-- O DET R. LeFlore C. Chamberlain 1% 96% Strikeout
t6 0-5 2 1-- O DET S. Kemp C. Chamberlain 1% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Tigers' Milt Wilcox facing 6-7-8
b6 5-0 0 --- R KCR A. Otis M. Wilcox 1% 99% Home Run
b6 6-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Wilcox -0% 98% Foul Popfly: 3B
b6 6-0 1 --- R KCR F. White M. Wilcox 1% 99% Home Run
b6 7-0 1 --- KCR T. Cruz M. Wilcox 0% 99% Single to CF
John Hiller replaces Milt Wilcox pitching
b6 7-0 1 1-- O KCR W. Wilson J. Hiller -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b6 7-0 2 1-- KCR H. McRae J. Hiller 0% 99% Walk; Cruz to 2B
b6 7-0 2 12- KCR G. Brett J. Hiller 0% 99% Walk; Cruz to 3B; McRae to 2B
b6 7-0 2 123 O KCR D. Porter J. Hiller -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 7.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-7, Royals' Craig Chamberlain facing 5-6-7
t7 0-7 0 --- O DET J. Thompson C. Chamberlain 0% 99% Flyball: RF
t7 0-7 1 --- O DET C. Summers C. Chamberlain 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B
t7 0-7 2 --- O DET L. Parrish C. Chamberlain 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-0, Tigers' John Hiller facing 5-6-7
Ed Putman replaces Lance Parrish playing C batting 7th
b7 7-0 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock J. Hiller -0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 7-0 1 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Hiller -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 7-0 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens J. Hiller -0% 100% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 7.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-7, Royals' Craig Chamberlain facing 8-9-1
t8 0-7 0 --- O DET A. Greene C. Chamberlain 0% 100% Lineout: RF
t8 0-7 1 --- O DET T. Brookens C. Chamberlain 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t8 0-7 2 --- DET L. Whitaker C. Chamberlain -0% 100% Triple to RF
t8 0-7 2 --3 O DET A. Trammell C. Chamberlain 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-0, Tigers' John Hiller facing 8-9-1
b8 7-0 0 --- O KCR F. White J. Hiller -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 7-0 1 --- O KCR T. Cruz J. Hiller -0% 100% Double to RF; Cruz out at 3B/RF-3B-2B
b8 7-0 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Hiller -0% 100% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 7.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-7, Royals' Craig Chamberlain facing 3-4-5
t9 0-7 0 --- DET R. LeFlore C. Chamberlain -0% 100% Single to CF
t9 0-7 0 1-- O DET S. Kemp C. Chamberlain 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B
t9 0-7 1 1-- DET J. Thompson C. Chamberlain -0% 100% Single to CF; LeFlore to 3B
t9 0-7 1 1-3 RO DET C. Summers C. Chamberlain 0% 100% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; LeFlore Scores
t9 1-7 2 1-- O DET E. Putman C. Chamberlain 0% 100% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 7.

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