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MIN
@CHW
0
6
NYY
@CLE
2
0
BAL
@DET
0
5
CAL
@KCR
4
6
TEX
@OAK
9
4
MIL
@SEA
12
1
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@TOR
8
0
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@HOU
6
5
SFG
@LAD
2
7
MON
@NYM
3
1
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@NYM
4
1
PIT
@PHI
9
6
PIT
@PHI
5
6
CIN
@SDP
3
2
CHC
@STL
3
6
CHC
@STL
3
2
 
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Wednesday, September 19, 1979, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 31,412, Time of Game: 2:36
Angels
4
82-70
 Lost 1 
1st
at Royals
6
80-72
 Won 1 
2nd, 2 GB
W: Larry Gura (12-11)
L: Nolan Ryan (15-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Angels          0  0  1   0  1  0   0  2  0    4  6  1
Royals          1  0  0   3  0  0   2  0  X    6 11  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 0 0 1 0 0 4 .314 .415 .391 .806 -0.118 1.40 0.000 -0.118 -0.8 6 3
Carney Lansford 3B 3 0 0 1 0 2 4 .294 .336 .440 .776 -0.106 1.21 0.000 -0.106 -0.6 0 1 SF
Dan Ford RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .291 .335 .467 .802 -0.044 0.57 0.000 -0.044 -0.4 4 1
   Larry Harlow RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .205 .330 .257 .587 -0.037 1.25 0.000 -0.037 -0.2 0 0
Don Baylor DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .300 .374 .538 .912 -0.115 1.10 0.000 -0.115 -0.9
Brian Downing C 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .328 .419 .463 .882 0.018 0.89 0.085 -0.067 0.5 9 0 HR
Bobby Grich 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .295 .367 .532 .898 0.009 0.65 0.048 -0.038 0.1 1 2
Bobby Clark LF 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .333 .378 .524 .902 -0.026 1.21 0.067 -0.093 -0.0 1 0 CS
Rick Miller CF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .284 .362 .357 .719 -0.030 1.40 0.047 -0.077 -0.1 0 0
Jim Anderson SS 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .254 .305 .366 .671 0.163 1.09 0.191 -0.029 1.6 1 4 HR
Nolan Ryan P 2 1
Team Totals 31 4 6 4 1 4 33 .194 .212 .387 .599 -0.286 1.06 0.438 -0.724 -0.8 24 12
HR: J Anderson (3, off L Gura, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); B Downing (11, off L Gura, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: C Lansford (4, off D Quisenberry).
TB: J Anderson 5; B Downing 4; B Clark 2; R Miller.
RBI: B Downing (69); C Lansford (72); J Anderson (19); R Carew (43).
2-out RBI: J Anderson.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 1. N Ryan-J Anderson-R Carew.
E: J Anderson (14).
Outfield Assists: D Ford (D Porter at 2nd base).
Baserunning
CS: B Clark (1, 2nd base by L Gura POCS).

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 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .314 .349 .426 .776 -0.008 0.44 0.026 -0.034 -0.2 4 0
Hal McRae DH 3 3 3 0 1 0 4 .286 .349 .467 .816 0.104 0.70 0.104 0.000 1.4 2B
George Brett 3B 4 2 2 1 0 1 4 .333 .381 .566 .947 0.194 1.12 0.233 -0.038 2.3 1 1 SB
Darrell Porter C 3 0 1 3 0 0 4 .291 .414 .495 .909 0.123 1.22 0.150 -0.027 1.0 4 0 SF
Pete LaCock 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .284 .344 .395 .739 0.031 0.61 0.049 -0.018 0.6 11 1
Al Cowens RF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .301 .351 .421 .772 0.002 0.75 0.051 -0.049 -0.1 0 0 SB,GDP
Amos Otis CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .295 .370 .446 .816 -0.111 1.03 0.000 -0.111 -1.5 4 0
Frank White 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .252 .289 .382 .671 -0.069 0.66 0.000 -0.069 -1.0 2 4
U.L. Washington SS 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 .244 .286 .328 .613 -0.050 0.49 0.000 -0.050 -0.7 1 4
Larry Gura P 0 1
   Al Hrabosky P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 1
Team Totals 33 6 11 5 3 9 37 .333 .378 .364 .742 0.216 0.78 0.613 -0.396 1.7 27 12
2B: H McRae (31, off N Ryan).
SF: D Porter (13, off N Ryan).
TB: H McRae 4; A Cowens 2; G Brett 2; W Wilson 2; D Porter; P LaCock.
GIDP: A Cowens (13).
RBI: D Porter 3 (108); P LaCock (53); G Brett (103).
2-out RBI: D Porter 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Baserunning
SB: A Cowens (10, 2nd base off N Ryan/B Downing); G Brett (17, 2nd base off N Ryan/B Downing).

California Angels

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan, L (15-13) 8 11 6 3 3 9 0 3.75 37 48 -0.215 0.78 -1.7
Team Totals 8 11 6 3 3 9 0 3.38 37 48 -0.215 0.78 -1.7

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura, W (12-11) 7 6 4 4 1 3 2 4.61 27 51 0.079 0.95 -0.1
Al Hrabosky, H (5) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.76 1 3 1 0.050 3.00 0.2
Dan Quisenberry, S (4) 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.57 5 2 1 0.156 1.31 0.8
Team Totals 9 6 4 4 1 4 2 4.00 33 51 5 2 0.285 1.06 0.8
L Gura faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: L Gura (6; B Clark, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Nick Bremigan, 2B - Jim Evans, 3B - Rich Garcia.
Time of Game: 2:36.
Attendance: 31,412.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 78° F, 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 George Brett 3B
4 Don Baylor DH 4 Darrell Porter C
5 Brian Downing C 5 Pete LaCock 1B
6 Bobby Grich 2B 6 Al Cowens RF
7 Bobby Clark LF 7 Amos Otis CF
8 Rick Miller CF 8 Frank White 2B
9 Jim Anderson SS 9 U.L. Washington SS
Nolan Ryan P Larry Gura P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 2-1 2 -23 RRO KCR D. Porter N. Ryan 14% 83% Single to RF; McRae Scores/unER; Brett Scores/unER; Porter out at 2B/RF-1B-SS-2B-1B
b4 1-1 2 1-3 R KCR G. Brett N. Ryan 13% 69% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Wilson Scores/No RBI/unER; McRae to 3B; Brett to 2B
t3 0-1 2 --- R CAL J. Anderson L. Gura -11% 54% Home Run
t5 1-4 0 --- R CAL B. Downing L. Gura -9% 75% Home Run
t8 2-6 0 12- CAL J. Anderson L. Gura -8% 81% Single to CF; Clark to 3B; Miller to 2B

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' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CAL R. Carew L. Gura 2% 52% Foul Popfly: 3B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CAL C. Lansford L. Gura 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CAL D. Ford L. Gura 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson N. Ryan -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- KCR H. McRae N. Ryan 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- KCR G. Brett N. Ryan 6% 61% Single to RF; McRae to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 RO KCR D. Porter N. Ryan 1% 62% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; McRae Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- KCR P. LaCock N. Ryan 2% 64% Single to LF; Brett to 2B
b1 1-0 2 12- KCR A. Cowens N. Ryan 2% 66% Walk; Brett to 3B; LaCock to 2B
b1 1-0 2 123 O KCR A. Otis N. Ryan -6% 60% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O CAL D. Baylor L. Gura 2% 63% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 1 --- O CAL B. Downing L. Gura 2% 64% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t2 0-1 2 --- O CAL B. Grich L. Gura 1% 65% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 8-9-1
b2 1-0 0 --- O KCR F. White N. Ryan -2% 63% Popfly: 2B
b2 1-0 1 --- O KCR U. Washington N. Ryan -1% 62% Strikeout
b2 1-0 2 --- KCR W. Wilson N. Ryan 1% 63% Single to SS
b2 1-0 2 1-- KCR H. McRae N. Ryan 2% 65% Single to LF; Wilson to 2B
b2 1-0 2 12- O KCR G. Brett N. Ryan -4% 61% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- CAL B. Clark L. Gura -4% 57% Single to LF
t3 0-1 0 1-- O CAL R. Miller L. Gura 4% 61% Strikeout
t3 0-1 1 1-- O CAL J. Anderson L. Gura 5% 65% Clark Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-2B-1B)
t3 0-1 2 --- R CAL J. Anderson L. Gura -11% 54% Home Run
t3 1-1 2 --- O CAL R. Carew L. Gura 1% 56% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
b3 1-1 0 --- O KCR D. Porter N. Ryan -3% 53% Foul Flyball: LF
b3 1-1 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock N. Ryan -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-1 2 --- KCR A. Cowens N. Ryan 1% 53% Single to CF
b3 1-1 2 1-- KCR A. Otis N. Ryan 1% 54% Cowens Steals 2B
b3 1-1 2 -2- O KCR A. Otis N. Ryan -4% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Angels Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 2-3-4
t4 1-1 0 --- O CAL C. Lansford L. Gura 3% 53% Strikeout
t4 1-1 1 --- O CAL D. Ford L. Gura 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-1 2 --- O CAL D. Baylor L. Gura 1% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 8-9-1
b4 1-1 0 --- O KCR F. White N. Ryan -3% 53% Flyball: RF
b4 1-1 1 --- O KCR U. Washington N. Ryan -2% 51% Strikeout
b4 1-1 2 --- KCR W. Wilson N. Ryan 2% 53% Single to 1B/Bunt
b4 1-1 2 1-- KCR H. McRae N. Ryan 3% 56% Single to RF; Wilson to 3B
b4 1-1 2 1-3 R KCR G. Brett N. Ryan 13% 69% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Wilson Scores/No RBI/unER; McRae to 3B; Brett to 2B
b4 2-1 2 -23 RRO KCR D. Porter N. Ryan 14% 83% Single to RF; McRae Scores/unER; Brett Scores/unER; Porter out at 2B/RF-1B-SS-2B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Angels Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Larry Gura facing 5-6-7
t5 1-4 0 --- R CAL B. Downing L. Gura -9% 75% Home Run
t5 2-4 0 --- CAL B. Grich L. Gura -5% 70% Walk
t5 2-4 0 1-- O CAL B. Clark L. Gura 4% 74% Popfly: 2B
t5 2-4 1 1-- O CAL R. Miller L. Gura 4% 78% Flyball: LF
t5 2-4 2 1-- O CAL J. Anderson L. Gura 3% 81% Foul Popfly: 1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 5-6-7
b5 4-2 0 --- KCR P. LaCock N. Ryan 2% 83% Walk
b5 4-2 0 1-- OO KCR A. Cowens N. Ryan -5% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b5 4-2 2 --- O KCR A. Otis N. Ryan -1% 77% Popfly: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
t6 2-4 0 --- O CAL R. Carew L. Gura 3% 81% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t6 2-4 1 --- O CAL C. Lansford L. Gura 2% 83% Strikeout
t6 2-4 2 --- O CAL D. Ford L. Gura 1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 8-9-1
Larry Harlow replaces Dan Ford playing RF batting 3rd
b6 4-2 0 --- O KCR F. White N. Ryan -1% 83% Strikeout
b6 4-2 1 --- O KCR U. Washington N. Ryan -1% 82% Strikeout
b6 4-2 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson N. Ryan -1% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
t7 2-4 0 --- O CAL D. Baylor L. Gura 4% 85% Popfly: 2B
t7 2-4 1 --- O CAL B. Downing L. Gura 2% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-4 2 --- O CAL B. Grich L. Gura 1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 2-3-4
b7 4-2 0 --- KCR H. McRae N. Ryan 3% 91% Double to LF
b7 4-2 0 -2- R KCR G. Brett N. Ryan 3% 95% Single to RF; McRae Scores
b7 5-2 0 1-- KCR D. Porter N. Ryan 1% 96% Brett Steals 2B
b7 5-2 0 -2- O KCR D. Porter N. Ryan -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B; Brett to 3B
b7 5-2 1 --3 RO KCR P. LaCock N. Ryan 1% 96% Groundout: 1B-P; Brett Scores
b7 6-2 2 --- KCR A. Cowens N. Ryan 0% 97% Single to RF
b7 6-2 2 1-- O KCR A. Otis N. Ryan -0% 96% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 2, Royals 6.
Top of the 8th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Larry Gura facing 7-8-9
t8 2-6 0 --- CAL B. Clark L. Gura -2% 94% Single to RF
t8 2-6 0 1-- CAL R. Miller L. Gura -5% 89% Single to RF; Clark to 2B
t8 2-6 0 12- CAL J. Anderson L. Gura -8% 81% Single to CF; Clark to 3B; Miller to 2B
Al Hrabosky replaces Larry Gura pitching
t8 2-6 0 123 RO CAL R. Carew A. Hrabosky 5% 86% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Clark Scores; Miller to 3B
Dan Quisenberry replaces Al Hrabosky pitching
t8 3-6 1 1-3 RO CAL C. Lansford D. Quisenberry 4% 90% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Miller Scores
t8 4-6 2 1-- O CAL L. Harlow D. Quisenberry 4% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-4, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 8-9-1
b8 6-4 0 --- O KCR F. White N. Ryan -1% 93% Groundout: 1B-P
b8 6-4 1 --- O KCR U. Washington N. Ryan -1% 92% Strikeout
b8 6-4 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson N. Ryan -0% 92% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 6.
Top of the 9th, Angels Batting, Behind 4-6, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 4-5-6
t9 4-6 0 --- O CAL D. Baylor D. Quisenberry 4% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 4-6 1 --- O CAL B. Downing D. Quisenberry 3% 99% Strikeout
t9 4-6 2 --- O CAL B. Grich D. Quisenberry 1% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 6.

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