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1
Sunday, August 26, 1979, 1:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 34,915, Time of Game: 2:13
Red Sox
3
76-51
 Lost 3 
3rd, 7½ GB
at Royals
6
68-61
 Won 4 
2nd, 2½ GB
W: Paul Splittorff (13-13)
L: Steve Renko (9-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  2   0  0  1   0  0  0    3  6  1
Royals          0  0  1   2  2  1   0  0  X    6 11  0

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Burleson SS 4 2 2 0 0 0 .289 .715 0.036 0.71 0.074 -0.037 0.3 0 3 2B
Stan Papi 2B 4 1 1 2 0 0 .188 .517 0.155 0.82 0.206 -0.051 1.4 3 2 HR
Fred Lynn CF 4 0 1 1 0 2 .344 1.097 0.015 0.70 0.056 -0.041 0.1 5 1
Jim Rice LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .329 .984 -0.131 0.98 0.000 -0.131 -1.2 3 0 GDP
Bob Watson 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 .302 .833 0.064 0.61 0.085 -0.021 0.5 7 0 2B
Carl Yastrzemski DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .830 -0.084 1.14 0.000 -0.084 -0.8
Butch Hobson 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 .259 .784 -0.102 1.30 0.000 -0.102 -0.9 0 0
Dwight Evans RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .830 -0.070 0.88 0.000 -0.070 -0.7 3 0
Gary Allenson C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .566 -0.058 0.74 0.000 -0.058 -0.5 3 0
Steve Renko P 0 0
   Tom Burgmeier P 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 6 3 0 5 .188 .531 -0.175 0.86 0.421 -0.595 -1.8 24 6
2B: B Watson (17, off P Splittorff); R Burleson (27, off P Splittorff).
HR: S Papi (1, off P Splittorff; 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: S Papi 4; B Watson 3; R Burleson 3; F Lynn.
GIDP: J Rice (13).
RBI: S Papi 2 (6); F Lynn (107).
2-out RBI: S Papi 2.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
PB: G Allenson (9).
E: R Burleson (14).
Outfield Assists: F Lynn (W Wilson at 2nd base).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson LF 5 2 4 1 0 0 .305 .767 0.229 1.10 0.253 -0.024 2.1 2 0 3B,2·SB
Hal McRae DH 3 0 1 1 0 0 .268 .802 -0.019 1.22 0.059 -0.078 -0.3 2B,SF
Amos Otis CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 .287 .806 0.038 0.93 0.072 -0.034 0.3 2 0 2B
George Brett 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 .331 .940 0.029 0.81 0.085 -0.055 0.3 3 1
Darrell Porter C 3 1 1 1 1 1 .292 .904 0.083 0.76 0.135 -0.052 0.6 5 0 HR
Pete LaCock 1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 .274 .700 -0.045 0.88 0.000 -0.045 -0.4 4 0
   John Wathan PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .554 -0.024 0.56 0.000 -0.024 -0.5 5 0 SH
Al Cowens RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 .295 .759 0.050 0.64 0.080 -0.030 0.5 2 0
Frank White 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 .246 .675 0.038 0.47 0.052 -0.014 0.0 4 4 2B
U.L. Washington SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 .248 .626 -0.054 0.91 0.023 -0.078 -0.8 0 4
Paul Splittorff P 0 1
Team Totals 33 6 11 6 2 3 .333 .937 0.325 0.86 0.759 -0.434 1.7 27 10
2B: H McRae (24, off S Renko); A Otis (20, off S Renko); F White (20, off S Renko).
3B: W Wilson (12, off T Burgmeier).
HR: D Porter (15, off S Renko; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: H McRae (7, off T Burgmeier).
SH: J Wathan (4, off T Burgmeier).
TB: W Wilson 6; D Porter 4; H McRae 2; F White 2; A Otis 2; A Cowens; U Washington; G Brett.
RBI: G Brett (83); A Otis (75); H McRae (49); W Wilson (40); A Cowens (60); D Porter (85).
2-out RBI: A Cowens; W Wilson.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. U Washington-F White-J Wathan.
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson 2 (61, 2nd base off S Renko/G Allenson 2).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Renko, L (9-8) 4 8 5 4 1 2 1 4.10 22 29 -0.272 1.14 -2.3
Tom Burgmeier 4 3 1 1 1 1 0 2.06 15 1 1 -0.053 0.44 0.5
Team Totals 8 11 6 5 2 3 1 5.62 37 29 1 1 -0.325 0.86 -1.7
S Renko faced 2 batters in the 5th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, W (13-13) 9 6 3 3 0 5 1 3.84 32 68 0.175 0.86 1.8
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 0 5 1 3.00 32 68 0.175 0.86 1.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dave Phillips, 1B - Al Clark, 2B - Durwood Merrill, 3B - Dallas Parks.
Time of Game: 2:13.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 8mph in unknown direction.

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 Amos Otis CF
4 Jim Rice LF 4 George Brett 3B
5 Bob Watson 1B 5 Darrell Porter C
6 Carl Yastrzemski DH 6 Pete LaCock 1B
7 Butch Hobson 3B 7 Al Cowens RF
8 Dwight Evans RF 8 Frank White 2B
9 Gary Allenson C 9 U.L. Washington SS
Steve Renko P Paul Splittorff P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-0 2 1-- RR BOS S. Papi P. Splittorff -21% 32% Home Run; Burleson Scores
b4 2-2 2 12- R KCR W. Wilson S. Renko 13% 68% Single to LF; White Scores; Washington to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm
b4 1-2 0 --- R KCR D. Porter S. Renko 13% 56% Home Run
t6 3-5 1 1-- OO BOS J. Rice P. Splittorff 7% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b5 4-2 2 --3 R KCR A. Cowens T. Burgmeier 7% 87% Single to CF; Brett Scores/unER

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' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson P. Splittorff 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O BOS S. Papi P. Splittorff 2% 54% Foul Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- O BOS F. Lynn P. Splittorff 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Steve Renko facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson S. Renko -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- KCR H. McRae S. Renko 4% 57% Double to LF
b1 0-0 1 -2- O KCR A. Otis S. Renko -3% 54% Flyball: RF; McRae to 3B
b1 0-0 2 --3 O KCR G. Brett S. Renko -4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O BOS J. Rice P. Splittorff 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- BOS B. Watson P. Splittorff -4% 48% Double to LF
t2 0-0 1 -2- O BOS C. Yastrzemski P. Splittorff 3% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B; Watson to 3B
t2 0-0 2 --3 O BOS B. Hobson P. Splittorff 4% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Steve Renko facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter S. Renko -2% 53% Popfly: 2B
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock S. Renko -2% 51% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- KCR A. Cowens S. Renko 1% 52% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b2 0-0 2 1-- KCR F. White S. Renko 4% 56% Double to LF; Cowens to 3B
b2 0-0 2 -23 O KCR U. Washington S. Renko -6% 50% Foul Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O BOS D. Evans P. Splittorff 3% 53% Lineout: CF
t3 0-0 1 --- O BOS G. Allenson P. Splittorff 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 2 --- BOS R. Burleson P. Splittorff -1% 53% Single to CF
t3 0-0 2 1-- RR BOS S. Papi P. Splittorff -21% 32% Home Run; Burleson Scores
t3 2-0 2 --- O BOS F. Lynn P. Splittorff 1% 33% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Steve Renko facing 1-2-3
b3 0-2 0 --- KCR W. Wilson S. Renko 4% 38% Single to RF
b3 0-2 0 1-- KCR H. McRae S. Renko 3% 40% Wilson Steals 2B
b3 0-2 0 -2- O KCR H. McRae S. Renko -2% 38% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Wilson to 3B
b3 0-2 1 --3 RO KCR A. Otis S. Renko 1% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wilson Scores
b3 1-2 2 --- O KCR G. Brett S. Renko -1% 38% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t4 2-1 0 --- O BOS J. Rice P. Splittorff 2% 40% Lineout: LF
t4 2-1 1 --- O BOS B. Watson P. Splittorff 2% 42% Popfly: 2B
t4 2-1 2 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski P. Splittorff 1% 43% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Steve Renko facing 5-6-7
b4 1-2 0 --- R KCR D. Porter S. Renko 13% 56% Home Run
b4 2-2 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock S. Renko -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b4 2-2 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens S. Renko -2% 51% Popfly: 2B
b4 2-2 2 --- KCR F. White S. Renko 2% 53% Walk
b4 2-2 2 1-- KCR U. Washington S. Renko 2% 55% Single to CF; White to 2B
b4 2-2 2 12- R KCR W. Wilson S. Renko 13% 68% Single to LF; White Scores; Washington to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm
b4 3-2 2 1-3 KCR H. McRae S. Renko 1% 69% Wilson Steals 2B
b4 3-2 2 -23 O KCR H. McRae S. Renko -6% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
t5 2-3 0 --- O BOS B. Hobson P. Splittorff 3% 67% Strikeout
t5 2-3 1 --- O BOS D. Evans P. Splittorff 2% 69% Flyball: LF
t5 2-3 2 --- O BOS G. Allenson P. Splittorff 2% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Red Sox' Steve Renko facing 3-4-5
b5 3-2 0 --- KCR A. Otis S. Renko 6% 76% Double to CF
b5 3-2 0 -2- R KCR G. Brett S. Renko 7% 83% Single to CF; Otis Scores
Tom Burgmeier replaces Steve Renko pitching
b5 4-2 0 1-- KCR D. Porter T. Burgmeier 2% 85% Passed Ball; Brett to 2B
b5 4-2 0 -2- O KCR D. Porter T. Burgmeier -3% 82% Strikeout
John Wathan pinch hits for Pete LaCock (1B) batting 6th
b5 4-2 1 -2- O KCR J. Wathan T. Burgmeier -2% 80% Flyball: CF; Brett to 3B
b5 4-2 2 --3 R KCR A. Cowens T. Burgmeier 7% 87% Single to CF; Brett Scores/unER
b5 5-2 2 1-- O KCR F. White T. Burgmeier -1% 86% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 5.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
John Wathan moves from PH to 1B
t6 2-5 0 --- BOS R. Burleson P. Splittorff -6% 80% Double (CF-RF)
t6 2-5 0 -2- O BOS S. Papi P. Splittorff 3% 83% Flyball: RF; Burleson to 3B
t6 2-5 1 --3 R BOS F. Lynn P. Splittorff -6% 77% Single to RF; Burleson Scores
t6 3-5 1 1-- OO BOS J. Rice P. Splittorff 7% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Red Sox' Tom Burgmeier facing 9-1-2
b6 5-3 0 --- O KCR U. Washington T. Burgmeier -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 5-3 1 --- KCR W. Wilson T. Burgmeier 5% 87% Triple to LF
b6 5-3 1 --3 RO KCR H. McRae T. Burgmeier 2% 89% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Wilson Scores
b6 6-3 2 --- O KCR A. Otis T. Burgmeier -0% 89% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 6.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t7 3-6 0 --- BOS B. Watson P. Splittorff -4% 85% Single to CF
t7 3-6 0 1-- O BOS C. Yastrzemski P. Splittorff 4% 89% Popfly: 2B
t7 3-6 1 1-- O BOS B. Hobson P. Splittorff 3% 92% Strikeout
t7 3-6 2 1-- O BOS D. Evans P. Splittorff 2% 94% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Red Sox' Tom Burgmeier facing 4-5-6
b7 6-3 0 --- O KCR G. Brett T. Burgmeier -1% 93% Lineout: LF
b7 6-3 1 --- KCR D. Porter T. Burgmeier 1% 94% Walk
b7 6-3 1 1-- O KCR J. Wathan T. Burgmeier -0% 94% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Porter to 2B
b7 6-3 2 -2- O KCR A. Cowens T. Burgmeier -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 6.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 9-1-2
t8 3-6 0 --- O BOS G. Allenson P. Splittorff 2% 95% Lineout: 3B
t8 3-6 1 --- O BOS R. Burleson P. Splittorff 1% 96% Groundout: P-1B
t8 3-6 2 --- O BOS S. Papi P. Splittorff 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Red Sox' Tom Burgmeier facing 8-9-1
b8 6-3 0 --- O KCR F. White T. Burgmeier -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 6-3 1 --- O KCR U. Washington T. Burgmeier -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 6-3 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson T. Burgmeier -0% 96% Single to CF; Wilson out at 2B/CF-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 6.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 3-4-5
t9 3-6 0 --- O BOS F. Lynn P. Splittorff 2% 98% Lineout: 3B
t9 3-6 1 --- O BOS J. Rice P. Splittorff 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 3-6 2 --- O BOS B. Watson P. Splittorff 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 6.

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