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Standings
NYY
@BOS
2
9
CAL
@CHW
5
11
CLE
@DET
1
4
MIN
@KCR
0
4
OAK
@MIL
0
7
SEA
@TEX
3
13
BAL
@TOR
2
3
HOU
@CIN
4
7
SDP
@LAD
2
5
CHC
@MON
3
6
PHI
@NYM
4
0
STL
@PIT
0
2
ATL
@SFG
3
4
Wednesday, September 12, 1979, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 20,524, Time of Game: 2:02
Twins
0
74-71
 Lost 1 
3rd, 5½ GB
at Royals
4
77-69
 Won 1 
2nd, 3 GB
W: Dennis Leonard (12-10)
L: Jerry Koosman (18-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  3  1
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  2   0  2  X    4  7  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Hosken Powell RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .285 .356 .374 .730 -0.051 0.76 0.018 -0.070 -0.2 2 0
Rob Wilfong 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .313 .354 .462 .816 -0.065 1.16 0.080 -0.145 -0.6 3 3 CS
Roy Smalley SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .285 .369 .464 .832 -0.059 0.81 0.012 -0.071 -0.7 2 4
Ken Landreaux CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .305 .349 .431 .780 -0.077 0.71 0.000 -0.077 -0.9 4 0
Butch Wynegar C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .269 .360 .343 .704 -0.001 1.02 0.047 -0.048 -0.0 5 0
Danny Goodwin DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .290 .340 .511 .852 -0.054 1.03 0.000 -0.054 -0.5 SH
Ron Jackson 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .271 .334 .427 .761 -0.091 1.18 0.000 -0.091 -0.7 6 1
Rick Sofield LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .250 .338 .279 .617 -0.036 1.28 0.016 -0.051 -0.3 2 0
John Castino 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .287 .336 .388 .725 -0.086 1.56 0.000 -0.086 -0.7 0 0
   Glenn Adams PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .304 .351 .427 .778 -0.014 0.54 0.000 -0.014 -0.1
   Bob Randall 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .319 .298 .617 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jerry Koosman P 0 1
   Pete Redfern P 0 0
Team Totals 28 0 3 0 2 3 31 .107 .167 .107 .274 -0.534 0.99 0.173 -0.707 -4.8 24 9
SH: D Goodwin (2, off D Leonard).
TB: R Wilfong 2; H Powell.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
E: R Sofield (2).
Baserunning
CS: R Wilfong (4, 2nd base by D Leonard/D Porter).
Pickoffs: R Wilfong (1st base by D Leonard).

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 0 0 0 0 3 4 .307 .346 .421 .766 -0.076 0.73 0.000 -0.076 -0.9 3 0
Hal McRae DH 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .279 .344 .466 .810 0.048 0.71 0.073 -0.025 0.8
George Brett 3B 4 2 1 1 0 0 4 .327 .378 .552 .930 0.010 0.97 0.078 -0.068 1.0 2 4 3B
Amos Otis CF 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .296 .374 .450 .824 0.108 1.07 0.166 -0.057 0.9 1 0
Al Cowens RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .297 .348 .419 .767 0.067 0.70 0.121 -0.054 0.3 2 0 2B
Darrell Porter C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .288 .414 .491 .905 -0.071 0.67 0.000 -0.071 -1.0 3 1
John Wathan 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .203 .226 .294 .520 -0.045 0.58 0.000 -0.045 -0.5 12 0
Frank White 2B 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .250 .287 .383 .670 -0.017 0.62 0.028 -0.046 -0.3 2 3 CS
U.L. Washington SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .248 .286 .338 .624 -0.056 0.69 0.000 -0.056 -0.5 2 4
Dennis Leonard P 0 1
Team Totals 31 4 7 4 2 5 33 .226 .273 .323 .595 -0.032 0.76 0.466 -0.498 -0.3 27 13
2B: A Cowens (18, off J Koosman).
3B: G Brett (18, off J Koosman).
TB: G Brett 3; F White 2; A Otis 2; A Cowens 2; H McRae.
RBI: A Otis 2 (88); G Brett (96); A Cowens (67).
2-out RBI: A Cowens; A Otis.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Porter-U Washington.
E: J Wathan (3).
Baserunning
CS: F White (6, 2nd base by J Koosman POCS).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jerry Koosman, L (18-13) 7.1 6 4 2 2 4 0 3.43 30 56 0.038 0.82 0.3
Pete Redfern 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.23 3 1 1 -0.005 0.11 -0.0
Team Totals 8 7 4 2 2 5 0 2.25 33 56 1 1 0.033 0.76 0.3

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, W (12-10) 9 3 0 0 2 3 0 4.22 31 82 0.534 0.99 4.8
Team Totals 9 3 0 0 2 3 0 0.00 31 82 0.534 0.99 4.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Koosman (12; F White, 2nd base (CS)); D Leonard (4; R Wilfong, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Terry Cooney, 1B - Mike Reilly, 2B - Dale Ford, 3B - Derryl Cousins.
Time of Game: 2:02.
Attendance: 20,524.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 83° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Hosken Powell RF 1 Willie Wilson LF
2 Rob Wilfong 2B 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Roy Smalley SS 3 George Brett 3B
4 Ken Landreaux CF 4 Amos Otis CF
5 Butch Wynegar C 5 Al Cowens RF
6 Danny Goodwin DH 6 Darrell Porter C
7 Ron Jackson 1B 7 John Wathan 1B
8 Rick Sofield LF 8 Frank White 2B
9 John Castino 3B 9 U.L. Washington SS
Jerry Koosman P Dennis Leonard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 0-0 2 -2- R KCR A. Otis J. Koosman 16% 71% Single to LF; Brett Scores/unER
b6 1-0 2 1-- R KCR A. Cowens J. Koosman 12% 83% Double to LF; Otis Scores/unER
t4 0-0 0 1-- OO MIN R. Smalley D. Leonard 9% 55% Double Play: Strikeout, Wilfong Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t5 0-0 2 1-3 O MIN J. Castino D. Leonard 7% 57% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t6 0-0 1 1-- O MIN R. Smalley D. Leonard 6% 56% Wilfong Picked off 1B (P-1B)

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' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN H. Powell D. Leonard 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O MIN R. Wilfong D. Leonard 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- MIN R. Smalley D. Leonard -1% 53% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 2 1-- O MIN K. Landreaux D. Leonard 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jerry Koosman facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Koosman -2% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- KCR H. McRae J. Koosman 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett J. Koosman -3% 52% Lineout: CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR A. Otis J. Koosman -2% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O MIN B. Wynegar D. Leonard 2% 52% Popfly: SS
t2 0-0 1 --- O MIN D. Goodwin D. Leonard 2% 54% Foul Popfly: 3B
t2 0-0 2 --- O MIN R. Jackson D. Leonard 1% 55% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jerry Koosman facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens J. Koosman -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR D. Porter J. Koosman -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan J. Koosman -1% 50% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O MIN R. Sofield D. Leonard 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O MIN J. Castino D. Leonard 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 2 --- O MIN H. Powell D. Leonard 1% 56% 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' Jerry Koosman facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. White J. Koosman -3% 53% Flyball: RF
b3 0-0 1 --- O KCR U. Washington J. Koosman -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Koosman -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- MIN R. Wilfong D. Leonard -4% 46% Single to CF
t4 0-0 0 1-- OO MIN R. Smalley D. Leonard 9% 55% Double Play: Strikeout, Wilfong Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t4 0-0 2 --- O MIN K. Landreaux D. Leonard 1% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jerry Koosman facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- KCR H. McRae J. Koosman 4% 60% Walk
b4 0-0 0 1-- O KCR G. Brett J. Koosman -4% 56% Lineout: LF
b4 0-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis J. Koosman -3% 53% Strikeout
b4 0-0 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens J. Koosman -3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
t5 0-0 0 --- MIN B. Wynegar D. Leonard -5% 45% Walk
t5 0-0 0 1-- O MIN D. Goodwin D. Leonard 2% 48% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Wynegar to 2B
t5 0-0 1 -2- O MIN R. Jackson D. Leonard 4% 52% Groundout: SS-1B; Wynegar to 3B
t5 0-0 2 --3 MIN R. Sofield D. Leonard -2% 50% Walk
t5 0-0 2 1-3 O MIN J. Castino D. Leonard 7% 57% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jerry Koosman facing 6-7-8
b5 0-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter J. Koosman -3% 54% Flyball: CF
b5 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan J. Koosman -2% 52% Lineout: 2B
b5 0-0 2 --- KCR F. White J. Koosman 2% 53% Single to CF
b5 0-0 2 1-- O KCR U. Washington J. Koosman -3% 50% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t6 0-0 0 --- O MIN H. Powell D. Leonard 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-0 1 --- MIN R. Wilfong D. Leonard -4% 50% Single to LF
t6 0-0 1 1-- O MIN R. Smalley D. Leonard 6% 56% Wilfong Picked off 1B (P-1B)
t6 0-0 2 --- O MIN R. Smalley D. Leonard 2% 58% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jerry Koosman facing 1-2-3
b6 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Koosman -3% 54% Strikeout
b6 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Koosman -3% 52% Lineout: LF
b6 0-0 2 --- KCR G. Brett J. Koosman 4% 55% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Brett to 2B
b6 0-0 2 -2- R KCR A. Otis J. Koosman 16% 71% Single to LF; Brett Scores/unER
b6 1-0 2 1-- R KCR A. Cowens J. Koosman 12% 83% Double to LF; Otis Scores/unER
b6 2-0 2 -2- O KCR D. Porter J. Koosman -2% 81% Lineout: 1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
t7 0-2 0 --- O MIN K. Landreaux D. Leonard 4% 85% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 0-2 1 --- O MIN B. Wynegar D. Leonard 2% 87% Lineout: LF
t7 0-2 2 --- O MIN D. Goodwin D. Leonard 1% 88% Foul Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Jerry Koosman facing 7-8-9
b7 2-0 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan J. Koosman -1% 87% Lineout: CF
b7 2-0 1 --- KCR F. White J. Koosman 1% 88% Single to LF
b7 2-0 1 1-- O KCR U. Washington J. Koosman -2% 86% White Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
b7 2-0 2 --- O KCR U. Washington J. Koosman -1% 86% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
t8 0-2 0 --- O MIN R. Jackson D. Leonard 4% 90% Flyball: RF
t8 0-2 1 --- O MIN R. Sofield D. Leonard 3% 92% Flyball: LF
Glenn Adams pinch hits for John Castino (3B) batting 9th
t8 0-2 2 --- O MIN G. Adams D. Leonard 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Jerry Koosman facing 1-2-3
Bob Randall replaces Glenn Adams (PH) playing 3B batting 9th
b8 2-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Koosman -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 2-0 1 --- KCR H. McRae J. Koosman 1% 94% Single to LF
b8 2-0 1 1-- R KCR G. Brett J. Koosman 4% 98% Triple (CF-RF); McRae Scores
Pete Redfern replaces Jerry Koosman pitching
b8 3-0 1 --3 R KCR A. Otis P. Redfern 1% 99% Single to CF; Brett Scores
b8 4-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Cowens P. Redfern -0% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b8 4-0 2 1-- O KCR D. Porter P. Redfern -0% 98% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t9 0-4 0 --- MIN H. Powell D. Leonard -2% 97% Single to CF
t9 0-4 0 1-- O MIN R. Wilfong D. Leonard 2% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B; Powell to 2B
t9 0-4 1 -2- O MIN R. Smalley D. Leonard 1% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 0-4 2 -2- O MIN K. Landreaux D. Leonard 0% 100% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 4.

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