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@BOS
2
3
MIN
@KCR
5
6
 
(14)
MIN
@KCR
5
2
SEA
@TEX
5
2
Monday, September 10, 1979,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 31,337, Time of Game: 2:25
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Twins
5
73-70
 Won 1 
3rd, 6½ GB
at Royals
2
76-68
 Lost 1 
2nd, 4 GB
W: Dave Goltz (14-10)
L: Paul Splittorff (13-16)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   1  0  4   0  0  0    5  8  0
Royals          0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    2  9  0

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bombo Rivera LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 .281 .727 0.024 0.93 0.058 -0.035 0.0 1 0
   Hosken Powell PH-RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .741 -0.039 0.76 0.000 -0.039 -1.0 1 0
John Castino 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .292 .736 -0.087 0.90 0.000 -0.087 -1.0 2 2 SH
Roy Smalley SS 4 1 1 2 0 0 .289 .840 0.219 0.87 0.257 -0.038 1.1 0 4 HR
Ron Jackson 1B 2 2 1 1 2 1 .272 .764 0.186 0.60 0.192 -0.005 1.5 12 0 HR
Jose Morales DH 3 1 2 0 0 0 .280 .692 0.015 1.08 0.050 -0.035 0.2
   Danny Goodwin PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .290 .843 0.010 0.28 0.010 0.000 0.4
Dave Edwards CF-LF 3 0 1 1 0 1 .262 .753 0.047 1.15 0.106 -0.059 0.2 4 0 SH
Willie Norwood RF 2 0 0 0 0 2 .254 .691 -0.057 1.05 0.000 -0.057 -0.5 0 0
   Ken Landreaux PH-CF 1 0 1 1 1 0 .308 .789 0.079 0.91 0.079 0.000 1.2 1 0 IW
Bob Randall 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .617 -0.049 0.95 0.000 -0.049 -0.4 1 2
   Rob Wilfong PH-2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .307 .809 -0.042 0.76 0.000 -0.042 -1.3 1 2 GDP
Glenn Borgmann C 3 0 0 0 1 1 .206 .566 -0.032 0.61 0.006 -0.038 -0.4 4 0
Dave Goltz P 0 1
Team Totals 32 5 8 5 4 6 .250 .771 0.274 0.86 0.758 -0.484 0.2 27 11
HR: R Jackson (13, off P Splittorff; 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); R Smalley (23, off P Splittorff; 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: J Castino (20, off P Splittorff); D Edwards (3, off C Eaton).
IBB: K Landreaux (4, by C Eaton).
TB: R Jackson 4; R Smalley 4; J Morales 2; D Edwards; D Goodwin; B Rivera; K Landreaux.
GIDP: R Wilfong (1).
RBI: R Smalley 2 (88); K Landreaux (75); R Jackson (63); D Edwards (32).
2-out RBI: R Jackson.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Smalley-B Randall-R Jackson.

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .308 .770 -0.024 1.18 0.067 -0.091 -0.4 2 0 HBP
Hal McRae DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 .275 .803 -0.191 1.82 0.000 -0.191 -1.7
George Brett 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 .330 .935 0.064 0.87 0.132 -0.068 0.4 0 5 HR
Darrell Porter C 4 1 1 1 0 0 .291 .912 0.068 0.79 0.128 -0.060 0.4 6 1 HR
Pete LaCock 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .279 .725 -0.014 0.52 0.023 -0.037 -0.1 12 0
Amos Otis CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 .297 .826 -0.013 0.92 0.063 -0.076 -0.3 1 0 GDP
Jim Nettles RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .629 0.023 1.06 0.084 -0.061 -0.0 2 0
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .666 -0.120 1.55 0.000 -0.120 -1.0 2 0
   Steve Braun PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .264 .777 0.011 0.27 0.011 0.000 0.1
   Todd Cruz PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .554 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
U.L. Washington SS 3 0 1 0 0 2 .245 .622 -0.069 1.29 0.012 -0.081 -0.5 2 6
   Jamie Quirk PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .292 .703 0.040 0.53 0.040 0.000 0.4 2B
Paul Splittorff P 0 0
   Rich Gale P 0 0
   Craig Eaton P 0 1
Team Totals 35 2 9 2 1 4 .257 .754 -0.225 1.06 0.560 -0.785 -2.8 27 13
2B: J Quirk (3, off D Goltz).
HR: D Porter (19, off D Goltz; 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); G Brett (19, off D Goltz; 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
HBP: W Wilson (6, by D Goltz).
TB: G Brett 4; D Porter 4; A Otis 2; J Quirk 2; U Washington; P LaCock; S Braun; W Wilson.
GIDP: A Otis (10).
RBI: D Porter (97); G Brett (95).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Eaton-U Washington-P LaCock.

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Goltz, W (14-10) 9 9 2 2 1 4 2 4.01 37 64 0.225 1.06 2.8
Team Totals 9 9 2 2 1 4 2 2.00 37 64 0.225 1.06 2.8

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, L (13-16) 5.1 6 5 5 2 4 2 4.29 24 38 -0.295 1.04 -1.7
Rich Gale 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.46 3 2 1 -0.066 1.12 -0.8
Craig Eaton 3.1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 11 3 0 0.085 0.39 2.4
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 4 6 2 5.00 38 38 5 1 -0.276 0.86 -0.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Goltz (1; W Wilson).
IBB: C Eaton (1; K Landreaux).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dale Ford, 1B - Derryl Cousins, 2B - Terry Cooney, 3B - Mike Reilly.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Bombo Rivera LF 1 Willie Wilson LF
2 John Castino 3B 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Roy Smalley SS 3 George Brett 3B
4 Ron Jackson 1B 4 Darrell Porter C
5 Jose Morales DH 5 Pete LaCock 1B
6 Dave Edwards CF 6 Amos Otis CF
7 Willie Norwood RF 7 Jim Nettles RF
8 Bob Randall 2B 8 Frank White 2B
9 Glenn Borgmann C 9 U.L. Washington SS
Dave Goltz P Paul Splittorff P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-2 1 -2- RR MIN R. Smalley P. Splittorff 26% 63% Home Run; Rivera Scores
b4 0-1 1 --- R KCR G. Brett D. Goltz -13% 47% Home Run
b4 1-1 1 --- R KCR D. Porter D. Goltz -13% 34% Home Run
t4 0-0 2 --- R MIN R. Jackson P. Splittorff 13% 58% Home Run
t6 3-2 1 12- R MIN D. Edwards P. Splittorff 11% 80% Single to LF; Jackson Scores; Morales to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN B. Rivera P. Splittorff -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O MIN J. Castino P. Splittorff -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O MIN R. Smalley P. Splittorff -1% 45% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Goltz 2% 47% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Goltz 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Goltz 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- MIN R. Jackson P. Splittorff 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- O MIN J. Morales P. Splittorff -4% 50% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 1-- O MIN D. Edwards P. Splittorff -3% 47% Foul Popfly: 1B
t2 0-0 2 1-- O MIN W. Norwood P. Splittorff -2% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter D. Goltz 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock D. Goltz 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 0-0 2 --- KCR A. Otis D. Goltz -1% 48% Single to CF
b2 0-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Nettles D. Goltz 2% 50% Foul Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O MIN B. Randall P. Splittorff -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O MIN G. Borgmann P. Splittorff -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O MIN B. Rivera P. Splittorff -1% 44% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Goltz 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O KCR U. Washington D. Goltz 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Goltz 1% 50% Foul Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- O MIN J. Castino P. Splittorff -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O MIN R. Smalley P. Splittorff -2% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- R MIN R. Jackson P. Splittorff 13% 58% Home Run
t4 1-0 2 --- MIN J. Morales P. Splittorff 1% 59% Single to CF
t4 1-0 2 1-- O MIN D. Edwards P. Splittorff -2% 57% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Goltz 3% 60% Groundout: P-1B
b4 0-1 1 --- R KCR G. Brett D. Goltz -13% 47% Home Run
b4 1-1 1 --- R KCR D. Porter D. Goltz -13% 34% Home Run
b4 2-1 1 --- KCR P. LaCock D. Goltz -2% 31% Single to LF
b4 2-1 1 1-- OO KCR A. Otis D. Goltz 5% 37% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
t5 1-2 0 --- O MIN W. Norwood P. Splittorff -3% 33% Strikeout
t5 1-2 1 --- O MIN B. Randall P. Splittorff -2% 31% Lineout: SS
t5 1-2 2 --- O MIN G. Borgmann P. Splittorff -2% 29% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 7-8-9
b5 2-1 0 --- O KCR J. Nettles D. Goltz 2% 32% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-1 1 --- O KCR F. White D. Goltz 2% 33% Flyball: CF
b5 2-1 2 --- KCR U. Washington D. Goltz -1% 32% Single to RF
b5 2-1 2 1-- KCR W. Wilson D. Goltz -2% 30% Single to CF; Washington to 2B
b5 2-1 2 12- O KCR H. McRae D. Goltz 4% 34% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t6 1-2 0 --- MIN B. Rivera P. Splittorff 6% 40% Single to LF
t6 1-2 0 1-- O MIN J. Castino P. Splittorff -3% 37% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Rivera to 2B
t6 1-2 1 -2- RR MIN R. Smalley P. Splittorff 26% 63% Home Run; Rivera Scores
t6 3-2 1 --- MIN R. Jackson P. Splittorff 3% 66% Walk
t6 3-2 1 1-- MIN J. Morales P. Splittorff 4% 69% Single to RF; Jackson to 2B
t6 3-2 1 12- R MIN D. Edwards P. Splittorff 11% 80% Single to LF; Jackson Scores; Morales to 2B
Rich Gale replaces Paul Splittorff pitching
Ken Landreaux pinch hits for Willie Norwood (RF) batting 7th
t6 4-2 1 12- R MIN K. Landreaux R. Gale 7% 88% Single to RF; Morales Scores; Edwards to 2B
Rob Wilfong pinch hits for Bob Randall (2B) batting 8th
t6 5-2 1 12- O MIN R. Wilfong R. Gale -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B; Edwards to 3B; Landreaux to 2B
t6 5-2 2 -23 MIN G. Borgmann R. Gale 1% 87% Walk
Craig Eaton replaces Rich Gale pitching
Hosken Powell pinch hits for Bombo Rivera (LF) batting 1st
t6 5-2 2 123 O MIN H. Powell C. Eaton -4% 83% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 3-4-5
Rob Wilfong moves from PH to 2B
Dave Edwards moves from CF to LF
Ken Landreaux moves from PH to CF
Hosken Powell moves from PH to RF
b6 2-5 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Goltz 3% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 2-5 1 --- O KCR D. Porter D. Goltz 2% 88% Flyball: LF
b6 2-5 2 --- O KCR P. LaCock D. Goltz 1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Craig Eaton facing 2-3-4
t7 5-2 0 --- O MIN J. Castino C. Eaton -1% 88% Strikeout Looking
t7 5-2 1 --- O MIN R. Smalley C. Eaton -1% 87% Flyball: LF
t7 5-2 2 --- O MIN R. Jackson C. Eaton -1% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 6-7-8
b7 2-5 0 --- KCR A. Otis D. Goltz -5% 82% Single to LF
b7 2-5 0 1-- KCR J. Nettles D. Goltz -8% 73% Walk; Otis to 2B
b7 2-5 0 12- O KCR F. White D. Goltz 8% 81% Popfly: 2B
b7 2-5 1 12- O KCR U. Washington D. Goltz 6% 87% Strikeout
b7 2-5 2 12- KCR W. Wilson D. Goltz -5% 82% Hit By Pitch; Otis to 3B; Nettles to 2B
b7 2-5 2 123 O KCR H. McRae D. Goltz 10% 93% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Craig Eaton facing 5-6-7
Danny Goodwin pinch hits for Jose Morales (DH) batting 5th
t8 5-2 0 --- MIN D. Goodwin C. Eaton 1% 94% Single to LF
t8 5-2 0 1-- O MIN D. Edwards C. Eaton -0% 93% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Goodwin to 2B
t8 5-2 1 -2- MIN K. Landreaux C. Eaton 0% 94% Intentional Walk
t8 5-2 1 12- OO MIN R. Wilfong C. Eaton -3% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 3-4-5
b8 2-5 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Goltz 3% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 2-5 1 --- O KCR D. Porter D. Goltz 2% 95% Flyball: RF
b8 2-5 2 --- O KCR P. LaCock D. Goltz 1% 96% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Craig Eaton facing 9-1-2
t9 5-2 0 --- O MIN G. Borgmann C. Eaton -0% 96% Flyball: RF
t9 5-2 1 --- O MIN H. Powell C. Eaton -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-2 2 --- O MIN J. Castino C. Eaton -0% 95% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Dave Goltz facing 6-7-8
b9 2-5 0 --- O KCR A. Otis D. Goltz 3% 98% Flyball: CF
b9 2-5 1 --- O KCR J. Nettles D. Goltz 1% 99% Lineout: LF
Steve Braun pinch hits for Frank White (2B) batting 8th
b9 2-5 2 --- KCR S. Braun D. Goltz -1% 98% Single to LF
Jamie Quirk pinch hits for U.L. Washington (SS) batting 9th
Todd Cruz pinch runs for Steve Braun (PH) batting 8th
b9 2-5 2 1-- KCR J. Quirk D. Goltz -4% 94% Double to RF; Cruz to 3B
b9 2-5 2 -23 O KCR W. Wilson D. Goltz 6% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.

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