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@CLE
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6
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@DET
7
4
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@KCR
1
13
MIL
@MIN
10
1
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@NYY
3
7
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5
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@PIT
1
6
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@SFG
2
0
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@STL
6
2
NYM
@STL
7
6
 
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Friday, September 28, 1979, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 20,908, Time of Game: 2:29
Athletics
1
53-107
 Lost 5 
7th, 34 GB
at Royals
13
84-76
 Won 2 
2nd, 3 GB
W: Larry Gura (13-12)
L: Steve McCatty (11-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  3  4
Royals          3  3  1   4  2  0   0  0  X   13 15  1

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rickey Henderson LF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .272 .339 .336 .675 -0.029 0.28 0.000 -0.029 -0.3 3 0
Dwayne Murphy CF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .247 .379 .367 .746 -0.020 0.19 0.000 -0.020 0.8 1 0 2B
Dave Revering DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .289 .336 .481 .817 -0.018 0.17 0.000 -0.018 -1.0
Jeff Newman 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .230 .267 .400 .668 0.030 0.24 0.034 -0.004 0.2 4 0
Mike Heath C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .251 .301 .319 .619 -0.035 0.37 0.000 -0.035 -1.1 5 0
Joe Wallis RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .113 .222 .183 .405 0.075 0.37 0.076 -0.001 0.4 4 0 2B
Wayne Gross 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .226 .335 .370 .704 -0.069 0.51 0.000 -0.069 -1.2 2 3
Mike Edwards 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .237 .268 .286 .554 -0.053 0.59 0.000 -0.053 -0.8 2 2
Rob Picciolo SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .255 .264 .330 .594 -0.011 0.14 0.000 -0.011 -0.8 3 1
Steve McCatty P 0 0
   Jim Todd P 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 3 1 1 3 32 .097 .125 .161 .286 -0.130 0.31 0.110 -0.240 -3.8 24 6
2B: J Wallis (2, off L Gura); D Murphy (10, off L Gura).
TB: D Murphy 2; J Wallis 2; J Newman.
RBI: D Murphy (38).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
E: R Picciolo (17); M Edwards 2 (20); D Murphy (4).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 5 2 2 0 1 1 6 .313 .348 .420 .768 0.079 0.41 0.080 -0.001 0.6 4 0 2·SB
Darrell Porter DH 4 3 2 1 2 0 6 .288 .417 .484 .900 0.117 0.32 0.117 0.000 2.9 2B
Frank White 2B 5 3 1 1 0 0 5 .266 .301 .405 .706 0.021 0.53 0.043 -0.022 0.2 2 1 2·SB
Jamie Quirk C 3 3 2 4 1 0 5 .307 .358 .440 .798 0.062 0.35 0.062 0.000 3.8 3 0 HR,2B,HBP
Pete LaCock 1B 5 1 4 2 0 1 5 .280 .338 .384 .721 0.099 0.33 0.105 -0.007 2.8 6 2
Clint Hurdle RF 4 0 2 2 1 1 5 .236 .343 .376 .719 0.040 0.30 0.047 -0.007 1.1 2 0
Jim Nettles LF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .105 .190 .105 .296 -0.028 0.24 0.000 -0.028 -2.1 5 0
U.L. Washington SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 5 .255 .299 .361 .660 -0.012 0.20 0.013 -0.024 -0.2 1 2 3B,SF
Todd Cruz 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 5 .204 .225 .319 .544 -0.008 0.14 0.005 -0.013 -0.4 2 3 SF
Larry Gura P 1 0
   Craig Eaton P 1 0
Team Totals 39 13 15 12 5 4 47 .385 .447 .564 1.011 0.370 0.33 0.472 -0.102 8.7 27 8
2B: J Quirk (5, off S McCatty); D Porter (23, off J Todd).
3B: U Washington (5, off S McCatty).
HR: J Quirk (1, off J Todd, 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: T Cruz (3, off S McCatty); U Washington (6, off J Todd).
HBP: J Quirk (1, by S McCatty).
TB: J Quirk 6; P LaCock 4; U Washington 3; D Porter 3; C Hurdle 2; W Wilson 2; T Cruz; F White.
RBI: J Quirk 4 (10); C Hurdle 2 (29); P LaCock 2 (55); T Cruz (15); U Washington (25); F White (48); D Porter (109).
2-out RBI: J Quirk 2.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 7 for 18.
Fielding
E: J Quirk (1).
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson 2 (81, 2nd base off S McCatty/M Heath 2); F White 2 (28, 2nd base off S McCatty/M Heath 2).

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve McCatty, L (11-12) 3 7 10 8 3 3 0 4.22 22 9 -0.364 0.65 -7.2
Jim Todd 5 8 3 3 2 1 1 6.56 25 3 3 -0.007 0.01 -1.5
Team Totals 8 15 13 11 5 4 1 12.38 47 9 3 3 -0.371 0.33 -8.7
S McCatty faced 3 batters in the 4th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura, W (13-12) 7 3 1 1 1 2 0 4.47 26 68 0.129 0.38 2.7
Craig Eaton 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.70 6 0 0 0.000 0.00 1.1
Team Totals 9 3 1 1 1 3 0 1.00 32 68 0 0 0.129 0.31 3.8
Balks: None.
WP: J Todd (5).
HBP: S McCatty (10; J Quirk).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dave Phillips, 1B - Al Clark, 2B - Marty Springstead, 3B - Durwood Merrill.
Time of Game: 2:29.
Attendance: 20,908.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 83° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics         Kansas City Royals
1 Rickey Henderson LF 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Dwayne Murphy CF 2 Darrell Porter DH
3 Dave Revering DH 3 Frank White 2B
4 Jeff Newman 1B 4 Jamie Quirk C
5 Mike Heath C 5 Pete LaCock 1B
6 Joe Wallis RF 6 Clint Hurdle RF
7 Wayne Gross 3B 7 Jim Nettles LF
8 Mike Edwards 2B 8 U.L. Washington SS
9 Rob Picciolo SS 9 Todd Cruz 3B
Steve McCatty P Larry Gura P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 1-0 1 12- R KCR P. LaCock S. McCatty 10% 78% Single to RF; White Scores/unER; Quirk to 3B
t2 0-3 1 1-- OAK J. Wallis L. Gura -8% 70% Double to RF; Newman to 3B
t2 0-3 1 -23 O OAK W. Gross L. Gura 7% 76% Strikeout
b1 0-0 0 -2- KCR D. Porter S. McCatty 6% 67% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Wilson to 3B
b2 3-0 1 -2- R KCR D. Porter S. McCatty 5% 88% Single to RF; Wilson Scores; Porter to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O OAK R. Henderson L. Gura 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O OAK D. Murphy L. Gura 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- O OAK D. Revering L. Gura 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Steve McCatty facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson S. McCatty 3% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- KCR D. Porter S. McCatty 2% 61% Wilson Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- KCR D. Porter S. McCatty 6% 67% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Wilson to 3B
b1 0-0 0 1-3 RO KCR F. White S. McCatty -2% 65% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Wilson Scores
b1 1-0 1 1-- KCR J. Quirk S. McCatty 1% 66% White Steals 2B
b1 1-0 1 -2- KCR J. Quirk S. McCatty 2% 68% Walk
b1 1-0 1 12- R KCR P. LaCock S. McCatty 10% 78% Single to RF; White Scores/unER; Quirk to 3B
b1 2-0 1 1-3 R KCR C. Hurdle S. McCatty 5% 82% Single to CF; Quirk Scores; LaCock to 2B
b1 3-0 1 12- O KCR J. Nettles S. McCatty -2% 80% Flyball: CF
b1 3-0 2 12- O KCR U. Washington S. McCatty -2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
t2 0-3 0 --- OAK J. Newman L. Gura -3% 74% Single to RF
t2 0-3 0 1-- O OAK M. Heath L. Gura 3% 77% Flyball: CF
t2 0-3 1 1-- OAK J. Wallis L. Gura -8% 70% Double to RF; Newman to 3B
t2 0-3 1 -23 O OAK W. Gross L. Gura 7% 76% Strikeout
t2 0-3 2 -23 O OAK M. Edwards L. Gura 5% 82% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Athletics' Steve McCatty facing 9-1-2
b2 3-0 0 --- O KCR T. Cruz S. McCatty -1% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 3-0 1 --- KCR W. Wilson S. McCatty 1% 82% Single to LF
b2 3-0 1 1-- KCR D. Porter S. McCatty 1% 83% Wilson Steals 2B
b2 3-0 1 -2- R KCR D. Porter S. McCatty 5% 88% Single to RF; Wilson Scores; Porter to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b2 4-0 1 -2- KCR F. White S. McCatty 2% 90% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Porter to 3B
b2 4-0 1 1-3 KCR J. Quirk S. McCatty 1% 91% White Steals 2B
b2 4-0 1 -23 RR KCR J. Quirk S. McCatty 4% 95% Double to CF; Porter Scores; White Scores/unER
b2 6-0 1 -2- O KCR P. LaCock S. McCatty -1% 94% Strikeout Looking
b2 6-0 2 -2- O KCR C. Hurdle S. McCatty -1% 94% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 6.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Larry Gura facing 9-1-2
t3 0-6 0 --- O OAK R. Picciolo L. Gura 1% 95% Flyball: RF
t3 0-6 1 --- O OAK R. Henderson L. Gura 1% 95% Lineout: LF
t3 0-6 2 --- O OAK D. Murphy L. Gura 0% 96% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Athletics' Steve McCatty facing 7-8-9
b3 6-0 0 --- O KCR J. Nettles S. McCatty -0% 95% Strikeout
b3 6-0 1 --- KCR U. Washington S. McCatty 1% 96% Triple to LF
b3 6-0 1 --3 RO KCR T. Cruz S. McCatty 0% 97% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Washington Scores
b3 7-0 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson S. McCatty -0% 97% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 7.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-7, Royals' Larry Gura facing 3-4-5
t4 0-7 0 --- O OAK D. Revering L. Gura 1% 97% Groundout: 1B-P
t4 0-7 1 --- O OAK J. Newman L. Gura 0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-7 2 --- O OAK M. Heath L. Gura 0% 98% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 7.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-0, Athletics' Steve McCatty facing 2-3-4
b4 7-0 0 --- KCR D. Porter S. McCatty 0% 98% Walk
b4 7-0 0 1-- KCR F. White S. McCatty 0% 99% Single to CF; Porter to 2B
b4 7-0 0 12- KCR J. Quirk S. McCatty 0% 99% Hit By Pitch; Porter to 3B; White to 2B
Jim Todd replaces Steve McCatty pitching
b4 7-0 0 123 RR KCR P. LaCock J. Todd 1% 100% Single to 2B; Porter Scores; White Scores/Adv on E4 (throw)/No RBI; Quirk to 3B
b4 9-0 0 1-3 R KCR C. Hurdle J. Todd 0% 100% Single to CF; Quirk Scores; LaCock to 2B
b4 10-0 0 12- O KCR J. Nettles J. Todd 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; LaCock to 3B
b4 10-0 1 1-3 RO KCR U. Washington J. Todd 0% 100% Lineout: LF/Sacrifice Fly; LaCock Scores
b4 11-0 2 1-- O KCR T. Cruz J. Todd 0% 100% Foul Popfly: C
4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 11.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-11, Royals' Larry Gura facing 6-7-8
t5 0-11 0 --- O OAK J. Wallis L. Gura 0% 100% Popfly: SS
t5 0-11 1 --- O OAK W. Gross L. Gura 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t5 0-11 2 --- O OAK M. Edwards L. Gura 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 11.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 11-0, Athletics' Jim Todd facing 1-2-3
b5 11-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Todd 0% 100% Strikeout
b5 11-0 1 --- KCR D. Porter J. Todd 0% 100% Double to CF (LF-CF); Porter to 3B/Adv on E8
b5 11-0 1 --3 O KCR F. White J. Todd 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b5 11-0 2 --3 RR KCR J. Quirk J. Todd 0% 100% Home Run; Porter Scores
b5 13-0 2 --- KCR P. LaCock J. Todd 0% 100% Single to CF
b5 13-0 2 1-- KCR C. Hurdle J. Todd 0% 100% Wild Pitch; LaCock to 2B
b5 13-0 2 -2- O KCR C. Hurdle J. Todd 0% 100% Lineout: 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 13.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-13, Royals' Larry Gura facing 9-1-2
t6 0-13 0 --- O OAK R. Picciolo L. Gura 0% 100% Strikeout
t6 0-13 1 --- OAK R. Henderson L. Gura -0% 100% Walk
t6 0-13 1 1-- R OAK D. Murphy L. Gura -0% 100% Double to RF; Henderson Scores
t6 1-13 1 -2- O OAK D. Revering L. Gura 0% 100% Popfly: 3B
t6 1-13 2 -2- OAK J. Newman L. Gura -0% 100% Reached on E2 (Ground Ball); Murphy to 3B
t6 1-13 2 1-3 O OAK M. Heath L. Gura 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 13.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 13-1, Athletics' Jim Todd facing 7-8-9
b6 13-1 0 --- O KCR J. Nettles J. Todd 0% 100% Popfly: 3B
b6 13-1 1 --- O KCR U. Washington J. Todd 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 13-1 2 --- KCR T. Cruz J. Todd 0% 100% Single to CF
b6 13-1 2 1-- O KCR W. Wilson J. Todd 0% 100% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 13.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-13, Royals' Larry Gura facing 6-7-8
t7 1-13 0 --- O OAK J. Wallis L. Gura 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B
t7 1-13 1 --- O OAK W. Gross L. Gura 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 1-13 2 --- O OAK M. Edwards L. Gura 0% 100% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 13.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 13-1, Athletics' Jim Todd facing 2-3-4
b7 13-1 0 --- KCR D. Porter J. Todd 0% 100% Walk
b7 13-1 0 1-- O KCR F. White J. Todd 0% 100% Lineout: SS
b7 13-1 1 1-- O KCR J. Quirk J. Todd 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b7 13-1 2 1-- KCR P. LaCock J. Todd 0% 100% Single to CF; Porter to 2B
b7 13-1 2 12- KCR C. Hurdle J. Todd 0% 100% Walk; Porter to 3B; LaCock to 2B
b7 13-1 2 123 O KCR J. Nettles J. Todd 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 13.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-13, Royals' Craig Eaton facing 9-1-2
Craig Eaton replaces Larry Gura pitching
t8 1-13 0 --- O OAK R. Picciolo C. Eaton 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 1-13 1 --- O OAK R. Henderson C. Eaton 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
t8 1-13 2 --- O OAK D. Murphy C. Eaton 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 13.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 13-1, Athletics' Jim Todd facing 8-9-1
b8 13-1 0 --- O KCR U. Washington J. Todd 0% 100% Flyball: LF
b8 13-1 1 --- O KCR T. Cruz J. Todd 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 13-1 2 --- KCR W. Wilson J. Todd 0% 100% Single to LF
b8 13-1 2 1-- O KCR D. Porter J. Todd 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 13.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-13, Royals' Craig Eaton facing 3-4-5
t9 1-13 0 --- O OAK D. Revering C. Eaton 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t9 1-13 1 --- O OAK J. Newman C. Eaton 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 1-13 2 --- O OAK M. Heath C. Eaton 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 13.

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