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SEA
@CHW
9
2
BAL
@CLE
1
4
BOS
@DET
8
5
OAK
@KCR
2
6
MIL
@MIN
11
8
TOR
@NYY
4
9
CAL
@TEX
3
6
ATL
@CIN
2
0
HOU
@LAD
3
0
PHI
@MON
2
3
CHC
@PIT
7
6
 
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SDP
@SFG
5
6
NYM
@STL
8
7
Saturday, September 29, 1979, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 24,856, Time of Game: 2:24
Athletics
2
53-108
 Lost 6 
7th, 34 GB
at Royals
6
85-76
 Won 3 
2nd, 2 GB
W: Paul Splittorff (15-17)
L: Mike Morgan (2-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  6  1
Royals          0  0  1   0  2  2   0  1  X    6 11  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 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .272 .338 .335 .673 0.010 0.84 0.058 -0.048 0.0 3 0 SB
Dwayne Murphy CF 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .250 .382 .375 .757 0.175 1.12 0.217 -0.042 1.5 4 0 3B,GDP
Dave Revering DH 3 0 0 1 0 2 4 .287 .333 .478 .811 -0.128 1.47 0.000 -0.128 -1.2 SF
Jeff Newman 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .231 .267 .399 .666 -0.021 1.07 0.058 -0.079 -0.5 7 1 GDP
Jim Essian C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .245 .299 .374 .673 -0.068 1.07 0.013 -0.081 -0.7 3 0
Joe Wallis RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .122 .235 .189 .424 0.043 1.15 0.066 -0.023 0.1 2 0
Mike Edwards 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .235 .266 .283 .549 -0.186 1.75 0.000 -0.186 -1.6 3 3
Mike Heath 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .252 .301 .319 .620 0.009 0.75 0.043 -0.034 0.0 0 2
Rob Picciolo SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .253 .261 .328 .589 -0.074 1.04 0.028 -0.102 -0.6 1 1 GDP
Mike Morgan P 1 2
Team Totals 30 2 6 2 3 3 34 .200 .265 .267 .531 -0.240 1.15 0.483 -0.723 -2.8 24 9
3B: D Murphy (4, off P Splittorff).
SF: D Revering (5, off P Splittorff).
TB: D Murphy 4; J Wallis; R Henderson; J Newman; M Heath.
GIDP: D Murphy (10); J Newman (18); R Picciolo (9).
RBI: D Murphy (39); D Revering (74).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
E: M Edwards (21).
Baserunning
SB: R Henderson (31, 2nd base off P Splittorff/J Quirk).

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 4 1 3 0 1 0 5 .316 .352 .422 .774 0.094 1.09 0.117 -0.022 1.2 2 0 2·SB
Darrell Porter DH 3 1 2 3 2 0 5 .291 .419 .485 .904 0.198 1.63 0.217 -0.019 2.9
Pete LaCock 1B 4 0 0 1 0 0 5 .277 .334 .380 .714 -0.142 1.35 0.000 -0.142 -1.9 10 0 SF
Jamie Quirk C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .304 .353 .443 .796 0.050 1.27 0.144 -0.094 -0.1 3 0 2B
Clint Hurdle RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .237 .342 .373 .714 -0.016 0.88 0.048 -0.064 -0.4 1 0
Jim Nettles LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .091 .200 .091 .291 -0.082 0.89 0.003 -0.085 -0.7 5 0
U.L. Washington SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .256 .301 .361 .662 -0.033 0.75 0.037 -0.070 -0.4 2 2 CS
Todd Cruz 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .197 .218 .308 .525 -0.089 0.84 0.000 -0.089 -1.1 0 4
German Barranca 2B 4 3 3 0 0 0 4 .600 .600 .800 1.400 0.278 1.39 0.281 -0.002 2.1 4 7 2B,SB
Paul Splittorff P 0 2
   Renie Martin P 0 0
Team Totals 33 6 11 5 5 3 39 .333 .410 .394 .804 0.258 1.14 0.847 -0.587 1.7 27 15
2B: G Barranca (1, off M Morgan); J Quirk (6, off M Morgan).
SF: P LaCock (6, off M Morgan).
TB: G Barranca 4; W Wilson 3; D Porter 2; J Quirk 2; C Hurdle; U Washington.
RBI: D Porter 3 (112); J Quirk (11); P LaCock (56).
2-out RBI: D Porter 3; J Quirk.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 3. U Washington-G Barranca-P LaCock 2; T Cruz-G Barranca-P LaCock.
E: T Cruz (6).
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson 2 (83, 2nd base off M Morgan/J Essian 2); G Barranca (3, 2nd base off M Morgan/J Essian).
CS: U Washington (7, 2nd base by M Morgan POCS).

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Morgan, L (2-10) 8 11 6 6 5 3 0 5.94 39 34 -0.260 1.14 -1.7
Team Totals 8 11 6 6 5 3 0 6.75 39 34 -0.260 1.14 -1.7

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, W (15-17) 5.2 4 2 2 3 2 0 4.24 24 52 0.009 1.12 0.4
Renie Martin, S (5) 3.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 5.19 10 3 0 0.231 1.20 2.4
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 3 3 0 2.00 34 52 3 0 0.240 1.15 2.8
Balks: None.
WP: M Morgan (7).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: M Morgan (5; U Washington, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Clark, 1B - Marty Springstead, 2B - Durwood Merrill, 3B - Dave Phillips.
Time of Game: 2:24.
Attendance: 24,856.
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 Pete LaCock 1B
4 Jeff Newman 1B 4 Jamie Quirk C
5 Jim Essian C 5 Clint Hurdle RF
6 Joe Wallis RF 6 Jim Nettles LF
7 Mike Edwards 2B 7 U.L. Washington SS
8 Mike Heath 3B 8 Todd Cruz 3B
9 Rob Picciolo SS 9 German Barranca 2B
Mike Morgan P Paul Splittorff P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 3-2 2 123 RR KCR D. Porter M. Morgan 15% 91% Single to CF; Washington Scores; Barranca Scores; Wilson to 3B
b5 2-2 2 -2- R KCR J. Quirk M. Morgan 14% 69% Double; Porter Scores
t6 2-3 2 123 O OAK M. Edwards R. Martin 12% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 0 -2- R OAK D. Murphy P. Splittorff -12% 33% Triple (CF-RF); Henderson Scores
b5 1-2 0 --- KCR G. Barranca M. Morgan 9% 51% Double to RF

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' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- OAK R. Henderson P. Splittorff -3% 47% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- OAK D. Murphy P. Splittorff -2% 44% Henderson Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- R OAK D. Murphy P. Splittorff -12% 33% Triple (CF-RF); Henderson Scores
t1 1-0 0 --3 RO OAK D. Revering P. Splittorff 1% 34% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Murphy Scores
t1 2-0 1 --- O OAK J. Newman P. Splittorff 1% 35% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 2-0 2 --- O OAK J. Essian P. Splittorff 1% 36% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Mike Morgan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- KCR W. Wilson M. Morgan 4% 39% Single to CF
b1 0-2 0 1-- KCR D. Porter M. Morgan 2% 42% Wilson Steals 2B
b1 0-2 0 -2- O KCR D. Porter M. Morgan -2% 40% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Wilson to 3B
b1 0-2 1 --3 O KCR P. LaCock M. Morgan -6% 34% Lineout: P
b1 0-2 2 --3 O KCR J. Quirk M. Morgan -4% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 6-7-8
t2 2-0 0 --- O OAK J. Wallis P. Splittorff 2% 32% Strikeout Looking
t2 2-0 1 --- O OAK M. Edwards P. Splittorff 1% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 2-0 2 --- O OAK M. Heath P. Splittorff 1% 35% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Mike Morgan facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Morgan -3% 32% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-2 1 --- O KCR J. Nettles M. Morgan -2% 30% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-2 2 --- KCR U. Washington M. Morgan 1% 32% Single to CF
b2 0-2 2 1-- O KCR T. Cruz M. Morgan -2% 29% Washington Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS-P-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 9-1-2
t3 2-0 0 --- OAK R. Picciolo P. Splittorff -3% 26% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t3 2-0 0 1-- O OAK R. Henderson P. Splittorff 3% 29% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t3 2-0 1 1-- OO OAK D. Murphy P. Splittorff 4% 33% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Mike Morgan facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O KCR T. Cruz M. Morgan -3% 31% Flyball: LF
b3 0-2 1 --- KCR G. Barranca M. Morgan 3% 34% Single to RF
b3 0-2 1 1-- KCR W. Wilson M. Morgan 4% 38% Single/Bunt; Barranca to 2B
b3 0-2 1 12- KCR D. Porter M. Morgan 5% 43% Wild Pitch; Barranca to 3B; Wilson to 2B
b3 0-2 1 -23 KCR D. Porter M. Morgan 2% 45% Walk
b3 0-2 1 123 RO KCR P. LaCock M. Morgan -2% 43% Lineout: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Barranca Scores
b3 1-2 2 12- O KCR J. Quirk M. Morgan -5% 38% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 3-4-5
t4 2-1 0 --- O OAK D. Revering P. Splittorff 2% 40% Strikeout
t4 2-1 1 --- O OAK J. Newman P. Splittorff 2% 42% Flyball: LF
t4 2-1 2 --- OAK J. Essian P. Splittorff -1% 41% Walk
t4 2-1 2 1-- OAK J. Wallis P. Splittorff -3% 38% Single to RF; Essian to 3B
t4 2-1 2 1-3 O OAK M. Edwards P. Splittorff 5% 43% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Mike Morgan facing 5-6-7
b4 1-2 0 --- KCR C. Hurdle M. Morgan 5% 48% Single to RF
b4 1-2 0 1-- O KCR J. Nettles M. Morgan -4% 44% Strikeout
b4 1-2 1 1-- O KCR U. Washington M. Morgan -4% 40% Lineout: CF
b4 1-2 2 1-- O KCR T. Cruz M. Morgan -3% 37% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
t5 2-1 0 --- O OAK M. Heath P. Splittorff 2% 39% Lineout: LF
t5 2-1 1 --- O OAK R. Picciolo P. Splittorff 2% 41% Groundout: P-1B
t5 2-1 2 --- O OAK R. Henderson P. Splittorff 1% 42% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Mike Morgan facing 9-1-2
b5 1-2 0 --- KCR G. Barranca M. Morgan 9% 51% Double to RF
b5 1-2 0 -2- O KCR W. Wilson M. Morgan -2% 49% Lineout: RF; Barranca to 3B
b5 1-2 1 --3 KCR D. Porter M. Morgan 3% 52% Walk
b5 1-2 1 1-3 R KCR P. LaCock M. Morgan 8% 59% Baserunner Advance; Barranca Scores/Adv on E4; Porter to 2B
b5 2-2 1 -2- O KCR P. LaCock M. Morgan -5% 55% Flyball: CF
b5 2-2 2 -2- R KCR J. Quirk M. Morgan 14% 69% Double; Porter Scores
b5 3-2 2 -2- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Morgan -3% 66% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
t6 2-3 0 --- OAK D. Murphy P. Splittorff -6% 60% Walk
t6 2-3 0 1-- O OAK D. Revering P. Splittorff 6% 65% Flyball: CF
t6 2-3 1 1-- OAK J. Newman P. Splittorff -6% 59% Single to LF; Murphy to 2B
t6 2-3 1 12- O OAK J. Essian P. Splittorff 6% 66% Flyball: LF; Murphy to 3B
t6 2-3 2 1-3 OAK J. Wallis P. Splittorff -4% 62% Walk; Newman to 2B
Renie Martin replaces Paul Splittorff pitching
t6 2-3 2 123 O OAK M. Edwards R. Martin 12% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Athletics' Mike Morgan facing 6-7-8
b6 3-2 0 --- O KCR J. Nettles M. Morgan -2% 72% Lineout: CF
b6 3-2 1 --- KCR U. Washington M. Morgan 2% 74% Walk
b6 3-2 1 1-- O KCR T. Cruz M. Morgan -3% 71% Flyball: CF
b6 3-2 2 1-- KCR G. Barranca M. Morgan 3% 74% Single to RF; Washington to 3B
b6 3-2 2 1-3 KCR W. Wilson M. Morgan 1% 74% Barranca Steals 2B
b6 3-2 2 -23 KCR W. Wilson M. Morgan 1% 75% Walk
b6 3-2 2 123 RR KCR D. Porter M. Morgan 15% 91% Single to CF; Washington Scores; Barranca Scores; Wilson to 3B
b6 5-2 2 1-3 O KCR P. LaCock M. Morgan -2% 89% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 5.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Renie Martin facing 8-9-1
t7 2-5 0 --- OAK M. Heath R. Martin -4% 85% Single to RF
t7 2-5 0 1-- OO OAK R. Picciolo R. Martin 8% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t7 2-5 2 --- O OAK R. Henderson R. Martin 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Athletics' Mike Morgan facing 4-5-6
b7 5-2 0 --- O KCR J. Quirk M. Morgan -1% 93% Lineout: 2B
b7 5-2 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Morgan -0% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 5-2 2 --- KCR J. Nettles M. Morgan 0% 93% Walk
b7 5-2 2 1-- O KCR U. Washington M. Morgan -1% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Renie Martin facing 2-3-4
t8 2-5 0 --- OAK D. Murphy R. Martin -4% 88% Single to CF
t8 2-5 0 1-- O OAK D. Revering R. Martin 4% 92% Strikeout Looking
t8 2-5 1 1-- OO OAK J. Newman R. Martin 5% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Athletics' Mike Morgan facing 8-9-1
b8 5-2 0 --- O KCR T. Cruz M. Morgan -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 5-2 1 --- O KCR G. Barranca M. Morgan -0% 97% Lineout: RF
b8 5-2 2 --- KCR W. Wilson M. Morgan 0% 97% Single to CF
b8 5-2 2 1-- KCR D. Porter M. Morgan 0% 97% Wilson Steals 2B
b8 5-2 2 -2- R KCR D. Porter M. Morgan 2% 99% Single to LF; Wilson Scores
b8 6-2 2 1-- O KCR P. LaCock M. Morgan -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 6.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Renie Martin facing 5-6-7
t9 2-6 0 --- O OAK J. Essian R. Martin 1% 99% Popfly: 2B
t9 2-6 1 --- O OAK J. Wallis R. Martin 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 2-6 2 --- O OAK M. Edwards R. Martin 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 6.

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