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@CLE
3
5
SEA
@DET
8
4
BOS
@KCR
0
1
NYY
@MIN
1
4
MIL
@TEX
5
2
CAL
@TOR
24
2
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@LAD
5
4
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@NYM
8
4
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@PHI
3
1
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@SDP
4
3
 
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CHC
@SFG
2
5
Saturday, August 25, 1979, 1:20PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 37,851, Time of Game: 2:10
Red Sox
0
76-50
 Lost 2 
2nd, 6 GB
at Royals
1
67-61
 Won 3 
3rd, 3½ GB
L: Mike Torrez (13-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  0
Royals          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  X    1  5  1

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Burleson SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .288 .326 .384 .711 -0.032 0.86 0.035 -0.067 -0.0 1 4
Stan Papi 2B 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 .184 .215 .263 .478 -0.027 1.07 0.021 -0.048 -0.3 1 5 SH
   Tom Poquette PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .292 .333 .340 .673 -0.076 2.91 0.000 -0.076 -0.2
Fred Lynn CF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .345 .435 .667 1.102 0.061 1.38 0.115 -0.055 -0.1 2 0
Jim Rice LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .331 .387 .604 .991 -0.293 2.05 0.000 -0.293 -1.5 2 0 GDP
Carl Yastrzemski DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .277 .357 .478 .835 0.053 1.30 0.122 -0.070 0.5 2B,CS
Bob Watson 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .300 .371 .459 .829 -0.128 1.52 0.000 -0.128 -1.0 11 0
Butch Hobson 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .260 .296 .494 .790 -0.102 1.27 0.000 -0.102 -0.8 1 2
Dwight Evans RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .281 .368 .468 .836 -0.129 1.60 0.000 -0.129 -0.8 3 0
Gary Allenson C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .212 .273 .302 .574 -0.056 1.09 0.000 -0.056 -0.4 1 1
   Jim Dwyer PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .277 .380 .431 .811 -0.041 1.59 0.000 -0.041 -0.2
   Larry Wolfe C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .383 .427 .810 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Mike Torrez P 0 3
Team Totals 28 0 4 0 2 4 31 .143 .200 .179 .379 -0.770 1.43 0.293 -1.065 -4.8 24 15
2B: C Yastrzemski (25, off D Leonard).
SH: S Papi (2, off D Leonard).
TB: C Yastrzemski 2; D Evans; S Papi; R Burleson.
GIDP: J Rice (12).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Papi-R Burleson-B Watson.
Baserunning
CS: C Yastrzemski (3, 2nd base by D Leonard/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 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .299 .338 .415 .753 0.100 0.80 0.136 -0.036 1.0 2 1 HR,SB
Hal McRae DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .267 .331 .469 .801 -0.036 0.79 0.030 -0.066 -0.3
George Brett 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .332 .385 .559 .943 -0.041 0.89 0.023 -0.064 -0.5 0 5
Darrell Porter C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .292 .415 .482 .897 -0.066 0.85 0.016 -0.082 -0.7 5 1 GDP
Pete LaCock 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .276 .341 .364 .704 -0.070 0.85 0.000 -0.070 -0.9 10 2
Al Cowens RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .296 .348 .414 .761 -0.043 0.92 0.023 -0.067 -0.6 2 0 2B
Amos Otis CF 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .287 .370 .436 .806 -0.001 0.80 0.019 -0.021 -0.0 2 0 IW
Frank White 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .246 .286 .384 .670 -0.080 1.01 0.022 -0.102 -0.9 5 2 CS
U.L. Washington SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .248 .298 .331 .629 -0.031 0.67 0.011 -0.043 -0.4 0 2
Dennis Leonard P 1 0
Team Totals 27 1 5 1 5 3 32 .185 .313 .333 .646 -0.268 0.85 0.280 -0.551 -3.3 27 13
2B: A Cowens (15, off M Torrez).
HR: W Wilson (5, off M Torrez, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
IBB: A Otis (7, by M Torrez).
TB: W Wilson 5; A Cowens 2; A Otis; G Brett.
GIDP: D Porter (10).
RBI: W Wilson (39).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. U Washington-F White-P LaCock; D Porter-F White.
E: G Brett (29).
Outfield Assists: W Wilson (C Yastrzemski at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (59, 2nd base off M Torrez/G Allenson).
CS: F White (4, 2nd base by M Torrez/G Allenson).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Torrez, L (13-9) 8 5 1 1 5 3 1 4.70 32 66 0.270 0.85 3.3
Team Totals 8 5 1 1 5 3 1 1.12 32 66 0.270 0.85 3.3

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, W (9-9) 9 4 0 0 2 4 0 4.52 31 81 0.770 1.43 4.8
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 2 4 0 0.00 31 81 0.770 1.43 4.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: M Torrez (7; A Otis).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dallas Parks, 1B - Dave Phillips, 2B - Al Clark, 3B - Durwood Merrill.
Time of Game: 2:10.
Attendance: 37,851.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 75° F.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Rick Burleson SS 1 Willie Wilson LF
2 Stan Papi 2B 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Fred Lynn CF 3 George Brett 3B
4 Jim Rice LF 4 Darrell Porter C
5 Carl Yastrzemski DH 5 Pete LaCock 1B
6 Bob Watson 1B 6 Al Cowens RF
7 Butch Hobson 3B 7 Amos Otis CF
8 Dwight Evans RF 8 Frank White 2B
9 Gary Allenson C 9 U.L. Washington SS
Mike Torrez P Dennis Leonard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 0-1 1 1-- OO BOS J. Rice D. Leonard 18% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b1 0-0 0 --- R KCR W. Wilson M. Torrez 10% 64% Inside-the-park Home Run to LF
t5 0-1 0 --- BOS C. Yastrzemski D. Leonard -8% 55% Double to LF
t9 0-1 1 --- BOS F. Lynn D. Leonard -8% 82% Walk
t9 0-1 0 --- O BOS T. Poquette D. Leonard 8% 91% Popfly: 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BOS R. Burleson D. Leonard -3% 47% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O BOS S. Papi D. Leonard 2% 48% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Burleson to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O BOS F. Lynn D. Leonard 3% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 -2- O BOS J. Rice D. Leonard 3% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- R KCR W. Wilson M. Torrez 10% 64% Inside-the-park Home Run to LF
b1 1-0 0 --- KCR H. McRae M. Torrez 3% 67% Walk
b1 1-0 0 1-- O KCR G. Brett M. Torrez -1% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B; McRae to 2B
b1 1-0 1 -2- KCR D. Porter M. Torrez 2% 68% Walk
b1 1-0 1 12- O KCR P. LaCock M. Torrez -2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B; McRae to 3B; Porter to 2B
b1 1-0 2 -23 O KCR A. Cowens M. Torrez -5% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- BOS C. Yastrzemski D. Leonard -4% 56% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t2 0-1 0 1-- O BOS B. Watson D. Leonard 4% 60% Popfly: 2B
t2 0-1 1 1-- OO BOS B. Hobson D. Leonard 6% 65% Double Play: Strikeout, Yastrzemski Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Torrez -2% 63% Groundout: P-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- KCR F. White M. Torrez 2% 66% Walk
b2 1-0 1 1-- O KCR U. Washington M. Torrez -4% 62% White Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b2 1-0 2 --- KCR U. Washington M. Torrez 1% 63% Walk
b2 1-0 2 1-- O KCR W. Wilson M. Torrez -2% 61% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O BOS D. Evans D. Leonard 3% 64% Flyball: CF
t3 0-1 1 --- O BOS G. Allenson D. Leonard 2% 65% Foul Popfly: 1B
t3 0-1 2 --- O BOS R. Burleson D. Leonard 1% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae M. Torrez -2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- KCR G. Brett M. Torrez 2% 67% Single to LF
b3 1-0 1 1-- OO KCR D. Porter M. Torrez -5% 62% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- O BOS S. Papi D. Leonard 3% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- O BOS F. Lynn D. Leonard 2% 67% Flyball: RF
t4 0-1 2 --- O BOS J. Rice D. Leonard 1% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 5-6-7
b4 1-0 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock M. Torrez -2% 66% Strikeout Looking
b4 1-0 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Torrez -2% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-0 2 --- KCR A. Otis M. Torrez 1% 66% Single to CF
b4 1-0 2 1-- O KCR F. White M. Torrez -2% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
t5 0-1 0 --- BOS C. Yastrzemski D. Leonard -8% 55% Double to LF
t5 0-1 0 -2- O BOS B. Watson D. Leonard 6% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-1 1 -2- O BOS B. Hobson D. Leonard 5% 66% Strikeout
t5 0-1 2 -2- O BOS D. Evans D. Leonard 5% 71% Single to LF; Yastrzemski out at Hm/LF-C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 9-1-2
b5 1-0 0 --- O KCR U. Washington M. Torrez -2% 68% Flyball: CF
b5 1-0 1 --- KCR W. Wilson M. Torrez 2% 71% Single to CF
b5 1-0 1 1-- KCR H. McRae M. Torrez 2% 72% Wilson Steals 2B
b5 1-0 1 -2- O KCR H. McRae M. Torrez -3% 69% Fielder's Choice P; Wilson out at 3B/P-SS-3B; McRae to 2B
b5 1-0 2 -2- O KCR G. Brett M. Torrez -3% 66% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
t6 0-1 0 --- O BOS G. Allenson D. Leonard 4% 69% Flyball: RF
t6 0-1 1 --- O BOS R. Burleson D. Leonard 3% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-1 2 --- BOS S. Papi D. Leonard -2% 70% Single to CF
t6 0-1 2 1-- BOS F. Lynn D. Leonard -3% 67% Walk; Papi to 2B
t6 0-1 2 12- O BOS J. Rice D. Leonard 7% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 4-5-6
b6 1-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Torrez -2% 72% Flyball: LF
b6 1-0 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock M. Torrez -2% 70% Lineout: RF
b6 1-0 2 --- KCR A. Cowens M. Torrez 2% 72% Double to LF
b6 1-0 2 -2- KCR A. Otis M. Torrez 1% 73% Intentional Walk
b6 1-0 2 12- O KCR F. White M. Torrez -4% 69% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
t7 0-1 0 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski D. Leonard 4% 73% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 0-1 1 --- O BOS B. Watson D. Leonard 3% 76% Strikeout
t7 0-1 2 --- O BOS B. Hobson D. Leonard 2% 79% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 9-1-2
b7 1-0 0 --- O KCR U. Washington M. Torrez -2% 77% Flyball: CF
b7 1-0 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson M. Torrez -2% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 1-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae M. Torrez -1% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
t8 0-1 0 --- O BOS D. Evans D. Leonard 6% 80% Strikeout
Jim Dwyer pinch hits for Gary Allenson (C) batting 9th
t8 0-1 1 --- O BOS J. Dwyer D. Leonard 4% 84% Flyball: LF
t8 0-1 2 --- O BOS R. Burleson D. Leonard 3% 86% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 3-4-5
Larry Wolfe replaces Jim Dwyer (PH) playing C batting 9th
b8 1-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Torrez -1% 85% Flyball: LF
b8 1-0 1 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Torrez -1% 84% Strikeout Looking
b8 1-0 2 --- O KCR P. LaCock M. Torrez -1% 83% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
Tom Poquette pinch hits for Stan Papi (2B) batting 2nd
t9 0-1 0 --- O BOS T. Poquette D. Leonard 8% 91% Popfly: 2B
t9 0-1 1 --- BOS F. Lynn D. Leonard -8% 82% Walk
t9 0-1 1 1-- OO BOS J. Rice D. Leonard 18% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.

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