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@CHW
10
3
NYY
@CLE
1
5
NYY
@CLE
5
6
BAL
@DET
2
1
CAL
@KCR
4
16
TEX
@OAK
6
3
MIL
@SEA
7
6
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@TOR
4
5
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@TOR
5
3
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@LAD
4
9
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@MON
2
1
HOU
@SDP
1
0
CIN
@SFG
4
7
PHI
@STL
7
5
Monday, September 17, 1979, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 38,327, Time of Game: 3:11
Angels
4
81-69
 Lost 3 
1st
at Royals
16
79-71
 Won 1 
2nd, 2 GB
W: Dennis Leonard (13-10)
L: Chris Knapp (3-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Angels          0  0  0   0  0  2   0  2  0    4  8  2
Royals          0  1  2   0  4  3   5  1  X   16 18  0

California Angels

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rod Carew 1B 4 1 2 0 1 1 5 .321 .421 .399 .821 0.036 0.33 0.048 -0.012 0.6 11 0
Carney Lansford 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .296 .337 .442 .779 -0.018 0.68 0.040 -0.059 -0.3 0 1 SB,HBP
Dan Ford RF 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .292 .337 .471 .808 -0.051 0.69 0.000 -0.051 -0.2 2 0
   Larry Harlow RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .211 .338 .265 .603 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1 1 0
Don Baylor LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .302 .377 .539 .916 -0.063 0.51 0.000 -0.063 -0.6 2 0 2B
Willie Aikens DH 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .278 .374 .489 .864 -0.040 0.57 0.008 -0.048 1.2 HR
Brian Downing C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .327 .420 .458 .877 -0.054 0.51 0.000 -0.054 -0.6 2 0
   Tom Donohue C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .274 .376 .650 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bobby Grich 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .296 .366 .536 .903 0.004 0.22 0.016 -0.012 0.1 1 2
   Dickie Thon 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .346 .393 .404 .797 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rick Miller CF 3 0 0 0 1 3 4 .284 .363 .357 .719 -0.052 0.48 0.000 -0.052 -0.7 4 0
Jim Anderson SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .251 .306 .352 .657 -0.011 0.24 0.010 -0.021 -0.3 1 3 2B
Chris Knapp P 0 1
   Mark Clear P 0 0
   Mike Barlow P 0 0
   Dave Schuler P 0 0
Team Totals 34 4 8 4 4 6 39 .235 .333 .382 .716 -0.249 0.47 0.122 -0.372 -0.8 24 7
2B: J Anderson (12, off D Leonard); D Baylor (33, off D Leonard).
HR: W Aikens (21, off D Leonard, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
HBP: C Lansford (3, by D Leonard).
TB: W Aikens 4; R Carew 2; J Anderson 2; B Grich 2; D Baylor 2; D Ford.
RBI: D Ford 2 (96); W Aikens 2 (80).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
E: R Carew (8); R Miller (4).
Baserunning
SB: C Lansford (19, 2nd base off 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 6 2 2 0 0 0 6 .314 .350 .429 .779 -0.054 0.37 0.004 -0.059 0.2 4 0
Hal McRae DH 4 4 3 1 1 0 5 .284 .347 .466 .813 0.083 0.31 0.083 0.000 3.3 SB
Amos Otis CF 5 2 2 1 0 2 5 .296 .372 .446 .818 -0.043 0.65 0.021 -0.064 -0.0 1 1
George Brett 3B 4 1 2 2 0 0 5 .329 .377 .564 .941 0.129 0.55 0.150 -0.021 0.6 0 4 3B,SF
Darrell Porter C 4 3 2 4 1 0 5 .288 .414 .493 .906 -0.034 0.68 0.051 -0.085 3.0 7 0 HR
   John Wathan C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .228 .295 .522 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Al Cowens RF 4 0 2 4 0 0 5 .302 .352 .424 .775 0.062 0.51 0.086 -0.024 2.3 1 0 3B,SF
Pete LaCock 1B 5 3 3 2 0 0 5 .285 .344 .398 .742 0.043 0.23 0.057 -0.013 2.1 8 0 HR
Frank White 2B 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .250 .287 .382 .669 0.076 0.28 0.087 -0.012 0.4 4 3 2B,SB
U.L. Washington SS 3 1 1 2 0 0 5 .249 .286 .335 .620 -0.010 0.38 0.000 -0.011 -0.2 2 3 2·SF
Dennis Leonard P 0 0
   Eduardo Rodriguez P 0 0
Team Totals 39 16 18 16 3 2 46 .462 .457 .744 1.200 0.252 0.43 0.539 -0.289 11.7 27 11
2B: F White (25, off C Knapp).
3B: G Brett (20, off C Knapp); A Cowens (7, off M Clear).
HR: P LaCock (3, off M Clear, 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF); D Porter (20, off D Schuler, 7th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: U Washington 2 (5, 1 off C Knapp, 1 off D Schuler); A Cowens (7, off M Clear); G Brett (4, off M Clear).
TB: P LaCock 6; D Porter 5; A Cowens 4; G Brett 4; H McRae 3; A Otis 2; F White 2; W Wilson 2; U Washington.
RBI: D Porter 4 (102); A Cowens 4 (72); U Washington 2 (18); P LaCock 2 (52); G Brett 2 (102); H McRae (67); A Otis (89).
2-out RBI: A Cowens 3; D Porter 3; P LaCock 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 6 for 15.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: A Otis (D Ford at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: F White (21, 2nd base off M Clear/B Downing); H McRae (5, 2nd base off M Clear/B Downing).

California Angels

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Chris Knapp, L (3-5) 4.1 8 6 4 1 1 0 6.07 23 27 -0.189 0.85 -2.5
Mark Clear 1.2 4 4 2 2 1 1 3.44 11 2 2 -0.061 0.13 -4.2
Mike Barlow 0.1 4 4 4 0 0 0 5.19 5 0 0 -0.001 0.01 -2.4
Dave Schuler 1.2 2 2 2 0 0 1 10.80 7 2 2 0.000 0.00 -2.5
Team Totals 8 18 16 12 3 2 2 13.50 46 27 4 4 -0.251 0.43 -11.7

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, W (13-10) 7.1 8 4 4 3 6 1 4.24 33 49 0.249 0.55 -0.3
Eduardo Rodriguez 1.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.84 6 1 0 0.000 0.00 1.1
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 4 6 1 4.00 39 49 1 0 0.249 0.47 0.8
Balks: None.
WP: M Clear (9); D Schuler (1).
HBP: D Leonard (2; C Lansford).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Evans, 1B - Rich Garcia, 2B - Don Denkinger, 3B - Nick Bremigan.
Time of Game: 3:11.
Attendance: 38,327.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 76° F, Wind 10mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

California Angels         Kansas City Royals
1 Rod Carew 1B 1 Willie Wilson LF
2 Carney Lansford 3B 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Dan Ford RF 3 Amos Otis CF
4 Don Baylor LF 4 George Brett 3B
5 Willie Aikens DH 5 Darrell Porter C
6 Brian Downing C 6 Al Cowens RF
7 Bobby Grich 2B 7 Pete LaCock 1B
8 Rick Miller CF 8 Frank White 2B
9 Jim Anderson SS 9 U.L. Washington SS
Chris Knapp P Dennis Leonard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-0 1 1-- R KCR G. Brett C. Knapp 13% 80% Triple to RF; McRae Scores/unER
b2 0-0 1 1-- KCR F. White C. Knapp 9% 64% Double to RF; LaCock to 3B
b3 2-0 2 --3 R KCR A. Cowens C. Knapp 7% 82% Single to RF; Brett Scores/unER
b5 3-0 1 12- R KCR D. Porter C. Knapp 5% 95% Single to RF; McRae Scores; Otis to 3B
b3 2-0 1 --3 O KCR D. Porter C. Knapp -4% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CAL R. Carew D. Leonard -3% 47% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CAL C. Lansford D. Leonard 3% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- CAL D. Ford D. Leonard -1% 48% Lansford Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O CAL D. Ford D. Leonard 3% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 -2- O CAL D. Baylor D. Leonard 3% 55% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Angels' Chris Knapp facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson C. Knapp -2% 53% Popfly: SS
b1 0-0 1 --- KCR H. McRae C. Knapp 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis C. Knapp -3% 52% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 1-- KCR G. Brett C. Knapp 2% 54% Single to RF; McRae to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- O KCR D. Porter C. Knapp -4% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O CAL W. Aikens D. Leonard 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O CAL B. Downing D. Leonard 2% 54% Popfly: SS
t2 0-0 2 --- O CAL B. Grich D. Leonard 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Angels' Chris Knapp facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens C. Knapp -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- KCR P. LaCock C. Knapp 3% 55% Single to CF
b2 0-0 1 1-- KCR F. White C. Knapp 9% 64% Double to RF; LaCock to 3B
b2 0-0 1 -23 RO KCR U. Washington C. Knapp -0% 64% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; LaCock Scores
b2 1-0 2 -2- O KCR W. Wilson C. Knapp -3% 61% Lineout: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O CAL R. Miller D. Leonard 3% 64% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-1 1 --- O CAL J. Anderson D. Leonard 2% 65% Popfly: 1B
t3 0-1 2 --- O CAL R. Carew D. Leonard 1% 67% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Angels' Chris Knapp facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- KCR H. McRae C. Knapp 3% 70% Reached on E8 (Fly Ball)
b3 1-0 0 1-- O KCR A. Otis C. Knapp -3% 67% Foul Popfly: 1B
b3 1-0 1 1-- R KCR G. Brett C. Knapp 13% 80% Triple to RF; McRae Scores/unER
b3 2-0 1 --3 O KCR D. Porter C. Knapp -4% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 2-0 2 --3 R KCR A. Cowens C. Knapp 7% 82% Single to RF; Brett Scores/unER
b3 3-0 2 1-- O KCR P. LaCock C. Knapp -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
t4 0-3 0 --- O CAL C. Lansford D. Leonard 2% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-3 1 --- O CAL D. Ford D. Leonard 2% 85% Flyball: LF
t4 0-3 2 --- O CAL D. Baylor D. Leonard 1% 86% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Angels' Chris Knapp facing 8-9-1
b4 3-0 0 --- O KCR F. White C. Knapp -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 3-0 1 --- O KCR U. Washington C. Knapp -1% 84% Flyball: RF
b4 3-0 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson C. Knapp -1% 83% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
t5 0-3 0 --- O CAL W. Aikens D. Leonard 2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-3 1 --- O CAL B. Downing D. Leonard 2% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-3 2 --- CAL B. Grich D. Leonard -1% 86% Single to CF
t5 0-3 2 1-- O CAL R. Miller D. Leonard 2% 88% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Angels' Chris Knapp facing 2-3-4
b5 3-0 0 --- KCR H. McRae C. Knapp 1% 90% Single to LF
b5 3-0 0 1-- KCR A. Otis C. Knapp 2% 92% Single to LF; McRae to 2B
b5 3-0 0 12- O KCR G. Brett C. Knapp -2% 90% Lineout: 1B
b5 3-0 1 12- R KCR D. Porter C. Knapp 5% 95% Single to RF; McRae Scores; Otis to 3B
Mark Clear replaces Chris Knapp pitching
b5 4-0 1 1-3 RO KCR A. Cowens M. Clear 1% 95% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Otis Scores
b5 5-0 2 1-- RR KCR P. LaCock M. Clear 3% 98% Home Run; Porter Scores
b5 7-0 2 --- KCR F. White M. Clear 0% 99% Walk
b5 7-0 2 1-- KCR U. Washington M. Clear 0% 99% White Steals 2B
b5 7-0 2 -2- O KCR U. Washington M. Clear -0% 98% Flyball: CF
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 7.
Top of the 6th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-7, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
t6 0-7 0 --- CAL J. Anderson D. Leonard -1% 97% Double to LF
t6 0-7 0 -2- CAL R. Carew D. Leonard -1% 96% Walk
t6 0-7 0 12- CAL C. Lansford D. Leonard -3% 94% Hit By Pitch; Anderson to 3B; Carew to 2B
t6 0-7 0 123 RRO CAL D. Ford D. Leonard 0% 94% Single to CF; Anderson Scores; Carew Scores; Lansford to 3B; Ford out at 2B/CF-3B-2B
t6 2-7 1 --3 O CAL D. Baylor D. Leonard 2% 96% Foul Popfly: 2B
t6 2-7 2 --3 CAL W. Aikens D. Leonard -1% 95% Walk
t6 2-7 2 1-3 O CAL B. Downing D. Leonard 2% 97% Lineout: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 2, Royals 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-2, Angels' Mark Clear facing 1-2-3
b6 7-2 0 --- KCR W. Wilson M. Clear 0% 98% Single to CF
b6 7-2 0 1-- KCR H. McRae M. Clear 1% 99% Single to RF; Wilson to 3B
b6 7-2 0 1-3 O KCR A. Otis M. Clear -1% 98% Strikeout Looking
b6 7-2 1 1-3 RO KCR G. Brett M. Clear 0% 98% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Wilson Scores
b6 8-2 2 1-- KCR D. Porter M. Clear 0% 98% McRae Steals 2B
b6 8-2 2 -2- KCR D. Porter M. Clear 0% 98% Walk
b6 8-2 2 12- KCR A. Cowens M. Clear 0% 99% Wild Pitch; McRae to 3B; Porter to 2B
b6 8-2 2 -23 KCR A. Cowens M. Clear 0% 99% E3 on Foul Ball
b6 8-2 2 -23 RR KCR A. Cowens M. Clear 1% 100% Triple to CF; McRae Scores/unER; Porter Scores/unER
b6 10-2 2 --3 O KCR P. LaCock M. Clear -0% 100% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Angels 2, Royals 10.
Top of the 7th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-10, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
t7 2-10 0 --- CAL B. Grich D. Leonard -0% 99% Single to RF
t7 2-10 0 1-- O CAL R. Miller D. Leonard 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t7 2-10 1 1-- O CAL J. Anderson D. Leonard 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t7 2-10 2 1-- CAL R. Carew D. Leonard -0% 100% Single to RF; Anderson to 2B
t7 2-10 2 12- O CAL C. Lansford D. Leonard 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 2, Royals 10.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 10-2, Angels' Mike Barlow facing 8-9-1
Mike Barlow replaces Mark Clear pitching
b7 10-2 0 --- O KCR F. White M. Barlow -0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 10-2 1 --- KCR U. Washington M. Barlow 0% 100% Single to P
b7 10-2 1 1-- KCR W. Wilson M. Barlow 0% 100% Single to CF; Washington to 3B
b7 10-2 1 1-3 R KCR H. McRae M. Barlow 0% 100% Single to RF; Washington Scores; Wilson to 3B
b7 11-2 1 1-3 R KCR A. Otis M. Barlow 0% 100% Single to CF; Wilson Scores; McRae to 2B
Dave Schuler replaces Mike Barlow pitching
b7 12-2 1 12- O KCR G. Brett D. Schuler -0% 100% Flyball: LF
b7 12-2 2 12- RRR KCR D. Porter D. Schuler 0% 100% Home Run; McRae Scores; Otis Scores
b7 15-2 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens D. Schuler 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 2, Royals 15.
Top of the 8th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-15, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
John Wathan replaces Darrell Porter playing C batting 5th
t8 2-15 0 --- O CAL D. Ford D. Leonard 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-15 1 --- CAL D. Baylor D. Leonard -0% 100% Double to RF
t8 2-15 1 -2- RR CAL W. Aikens D. Leonard 0% 100% Home Run; Baylor Scores
t8 4-15 1 --- CAL B. Downing D. Leonard -0% 100% Walk
Eduardo Rodriguez replaces Dennis Leonard pitching
t8 4-15 1 1-- O CAL B. Grich E. Rodriguez 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t8 4-15 2 1-- CAL R. Miller E. Rodriguez -0% 100% Walk; Downing to 2B
t8 4-15 2 12- O CAL J. Anderson E. Rodriguez 0% 100% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 15.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 15-4, Angels' Dave Schuler facing 7-8-9
Tom Donohue replaces Brian Downing playing C batting 6th
Dickie Thon replaces Bobby Grich playing 2B batting 7th
Larry Harlow replaces Dan Ford playing RF batting 3rd
b8 15-4 0 --- KCR P. LaCock D. Schuler 0% 100% Single to LF
b8 15-4 0 1-- KCR F. White D. Schuler 0% 100% Wild Pitch; LaCock to 2B
b8 15-4 0 -2- O KCR F. White D. Schuler 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B; LaCock to 3B
b8 15-4 1 --3 RO KCR U. Washington D. Schuler 0% 100% Lineout: RF/Sacrifice Fly; LaCock Scores
b8 16-4 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Schuler 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 16.
Top of the 9th, Angels Batting, Behind 4-16, Royals' Eduardo Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
t9 4-16 0 --- O CAL R. Carew E. Rodriguez 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 4-16 1 --- O CAL C. Lansford E. Rodriguez 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 4-16 2 --- O CAL L. Harlow E. Rodriguez 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 16.

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