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Thursday, April 10, 1980, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 34,901, Time of Game: 2:28
Tigers
5
1-0
Won 1 
1st
at Royals
1
0-1
Lost 1 
5th, 1 GB
W: Jack Morris (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   1  0  3   0  0  1    5  9  1
Royals          0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  3  1

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Whitaker 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.100 0.85 0.000 -0.100 -1.2 3 3 GDP
Kirk Gibson CF 4 2 2 1 0 2 4 .500 .500 1.750 2.250 0.247 0.84 0.269 -0.022 1.5 2 0 HR,3B
Steve Kemp LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .500 .500 .750 1.250 0.102 0.79 0.112 -0.010 1.2 2 0 2B
Richie Hebner 3B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .333 .500 1.000 1.500 0.136 1.15 0.215 -0.079 1.1 1 4 3B,CS
Jason Thompson 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .333 .500 .333 .833 -0.029 0.90 0.052 -0.082 -0.3 10 1
Champ Summers DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.024 1.19 0.038 -0.061 -0.3
   John Wockenfuss PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.003 0.13 0.000 -0.003 -0.2
Lance Parrish C 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .250 .250 1.000 1.250 -0.126 0.98 0.021 -0.146 -0.7 5 0 HR,GDP
Rick Peters RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 0.021 0.77 0.056 -0.035 -0.2 1 0 SB
Mark Wagner SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.056 0.67 0.010 -0.065 -0.4 2 2
Jack Morris P 1 1
Team Totals 33 5 9 5 3 4 36 .273 .333 .606 .939 0.168 0.89 0.773 -0.603 0.5 27 11
2B: S Kemp (1, off D Leonard).
3B: K Gibson (1, off D Leonard); R Hebner (1, off D Leonard).
HR: K Gibson (1, off D Leonard, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); L Parrish (1, off G Christenson, 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: K Gibson 7; L Parrish 4; R Hebner 3; S Kemp 3; J Thompson; M Wagner; C Summers.
GIDP: L Whitaker (1); L Parrish (1).
RBI: S Kemp (1); R Hebner (1); K Gibson (1); L Parrish (1); J Thompson (1).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
E: J Morris (1).
Baserunning
SB: R Peters (1, 2nd base off D Leonard/J Quirk).
CS: R Hebner (1, 2nd base by G Christenson/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 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 0.073 1.31 0.125 -0.052 0.6 1 0 SB
Hal McRae DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.072 1.29 0.010 -0.082 -0.5
George Brett 3B 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 0.035 1.28 0.094 -0.059 0.5 1 3
Willie Aikens 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.138 1.23 0.000 -0.138 -1.5 12 0
Pete LaCock LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.110 1.09 0.000 -0.110 -1.3 3 1
Jamie Quirk C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.030 0.53 0.013 -0.043 -0.4 4 1
Clint Hurdle RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .500 .750 -0.003 0.69 0.050 -0.053 -0.2 1 0 2B
Frank White 2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .333 .333 .667 1.000 0.014 1.06 0.068 -0.054 0.1 3 6 2B
U.L. Washington SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.103 1.14 0.000 -0.103 -0.9 2 3
Dennis Leonard P 0 1
   Gary Christenson P 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 3 1 3 5 34 .097 .176 .161 .338 -0.334 1.07 0.360 -0.694 -3.5 27 15
2B: F White (1, off J Morris); C Hurdle (1, off J Morris).
TB: C Hurdle 2; F White 2; J Quirk.
RBI: G Brett (1).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 3. U Washington-F White-W Aikens; P LaCock-U Washington-F White-W Aikens; G Brett-F White-W Aikens.
PB: J Quirk (1).
E: W Aikens (1).
Outfield Assists: P LaCock (J Thompson at 1st base).
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (1, 2nd base off J Morris/L Parrish).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jack Morris, W (1-0) 9 3 1 0 3 5 0 0.00 34 81 0.334 1.07 3.5
Team Totals 9 3 1 0 3 5 0 0.00 34 81 0.334 1.07 3.5

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, L (0-1) 7.1 8 4 3 3 3 1 3.68 31 48 -0.176 1.01 -0.9
Gary Christenson 1.2 1 1 1 0 1 1 5.40 5 2 0 0.010 0.23 0.4
Team Totals 9 9 5 4 3 4 2 4.00 36 48 2 0 -0.166 0.89 -0.5
Balks: D Leonard (1).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dave Phillips, 1B - Lou DiMuro, 2B - Al Clark, 3B - Steve Palermo.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 34,901.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 65° F, Wind 14mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Kansas City Royals
1 Lou Whitaker 2B 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Kirk Gibson CF 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Steve Kemp LF 3 George Brett 3B
4 Richie Hebner 3B 4 Willie Aikens 1B
5 Jason Thompson 1B 5 Pete LaCock LF
6 Champ Summers DH 6 Jamie Quirk C
7 Lance Parrish C 7 Clint Hurdle RF
8 Rick Peters RF 8 Frank White 2B
9 Mark Wagner SS 9 U.L. Washington SS
Jack Morris P Dennis Leonard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 2-1 0 1-- R DET R. Hebner D. Leonard 16% 86% Triple to LF; Kemp Scores/unER
t6 1-1 0 --- DET K. Gibson D. Leonard 14% 64% Triple to LF
t4 0-1 0 --- R DET K. Gibson D. Leonard 13% 50% Home Run
b3 0-0 1 123 R KCR G. Brett J. Morris -9% 24% Walk; White Scores/unER; Wilson to 3B; McRae to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- OO DET L. Parrish D. Leonard -9% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET L. Whitaker D. Leonard -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O DET K. Gibson D. Leonard -2% 46% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O DET S. Kemp D. Leonard -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Morris 2% 47% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Morris 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Morris 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O DET R. Hebner D. Leonard -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- DET J. Thompson D. Leonard 3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- DET C. Summers D. Leonard 4% 54% Single to RF; Thompson to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- OO DET L. Parrish D. Leonard -9% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Aikens J. Morris 2% 47% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock J. Morris 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 0-0 2 --- KCR J. Quirk J. Morris -1% 48% Single to LF
b2 0-0 2 1-- O KCR C. Hurdle J. Morris 2% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O DET R. Peters D. Leonard -3% 47% Lineout: 3B
t3 0-0 1 --- O DET M. Wagner D. Leonard -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O DET L. Whitaker D. Leonard -1% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- KCR F. White J. Morris -7% 38% Double to RF
b3 0-0 0 -2- O KCR U. Washington J. Morris 5% 42% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 -2- KCR W. Wilson J. Morris -5% 37% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); White to 3B; Wilson to 1B
b3 0-0 1 1-3 KCR H. McRae J. Morris -2% 35% Wilson Steals 2B
b3 0-0 1 -23 KCR H. McRae J. Morris -1% 34% Walk
b3 0-0 1 123 R KCR G. Brett J. Morris -9% 24% Walk; White Scores/unER; Wilson to 3B; McRae to 2B
b3 1-0 1 123 O KCR W. Aikens J. Morris 7% 31% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 123 O KCR P. LaCock J. Morris 6% 37% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- R DET K. Gibson D. Leonard 13% 50% Home Run
t4 1-1 0 --- DET S. Kemp D. Leonard 4% 54% Single to LF
t4 1-1 0 1-- O DET R. Hebner D. Leonard -4% 50% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B; Hebner to 1B
t4 1-1 1 1-- DET J. Thompson D. Leonard 2% 52% Balk; Hebner to 2B
t4 1-1 1 -2- DET J. Thompson D. Leonard 4% 56% Passed Ball; Hebner to 3B
t4 1-1 1 --3 O DET J. Thompson D. Leonard -7% 49% Flyball: LF
t4 1-1 2 --3 O DET C. Summers D. Leonard -5% 44% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 6-7-8
b4 1-1 0 --- O KCR J. Quirk J. Morris 3% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 1-1 1 --- KCR C. Hurdle J. Morris -5% 42% Double to RF
b4 1-1 1 -2- O KCR F. White J. Morris 4% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B; Hurdle to 3B
b4 1-1 2 --3 O KCR U. Washington J. Morris 5% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
t5 1-1 0 --- O DET L. Parrish D. Leonard -3% 47% Flyball: SS
t5 1-1 1 --- DET R. Peters D. Leonard 3% 50% Walk
t5 1-1 1 1-- DET M. Wagner D. Leonard 2% 53% Peters Steals 2B
t5 1-1 1 -2- O DET M. Wagner D. Leonard -5% 48% Flyball: 1B
t5 1-1 2 -2- O DET L. Whitaker D. Leonard -5% 43% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 1-2-3
b5 1-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Morris 3% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-1 1 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Morris 2% 49% Flyball: 2B
b5 1-1 2 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Morris 1% 50% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
t6 1-1 0 --- DET K. Gibson D. Leonard 14% 64% Triple to LF
t6 1-1 0 --3 R DET S. Kemp D. Leonard 6% 70% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Gibson Scores; Kemp to 1B
t6 2-1 0 1-- R DET R. Hebner D. Leonard 16% 86% Triple to LF; Kemp Scores/unER
t6 3-1 0 --3 R DET J. Thompson D. Leonard 3% 88% Single to LF; Hebner Scores
t6 4-1 0 1-- O DET C. Summers D. Leonard -2% 87% Flyball: CF
t6 4-1 1 1-- OO DET L. Parrish D. Leonard -3% 84% Double Play: Flyball: LF-SS-2B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 4-5-6
b6 1-4 0 --- O KCR W. Aikens J. Morris 3% 87% Flyball: LF
b6 1-4 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock J. Morris 2% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-4 2 --- O KCR J. Quirk J. Morris 1% 90% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
t7 4-1 0 --- O DET R. Peters D. Leonard -1% 89% Flyball: LF
t7 4-1 1 --- DET M. Wagner D. Leonard 1% 90% Single to CF
t7 4-1 1 1-- OO DET L. Whitaker D. Leonard -2% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 7-8-9
b7 1-4 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle J. Morris 3% 90% Flyball: 3B
b7 1-4 1 --- O KCR F. White J. Morris 2% 92% Strikeout
b7 1-4 2 --- O KCR U. Washington J. Morris 1% 93% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
t8 4-1 0 --- O DET K. Gibson D. Leonard -1% 92% Strikeout
t8 4-1 1 --- DET S. Kemp D. Leonard 1% 94% Double to LF
t8 4-1 1 -2- DET R. Hebner D. Leonard 0% 94% Walk
Gary Christenson replaces Dennis Leonard pitching
t8 4-1 1 12- O DET J. Thompson G. Christenson -1% 93% Flyball: RF; Kemp to 3B
John Wockenfuss pinch hits for Champ Summers (DH) batting 6th
t8 4-1 2 1-3 O DET J. Wockenfuss G. Christenson -2% 92% Hebner Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 1-2-3
b8 1-4 0 --- KCR W. Wilson J. Morris -5% 87% Walk
b8 1-4 0 1-- O KCR H. McRae J. Morris 5% 91% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; McRae to 1B
b8 1-4 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett J. Morris 3% 95% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Brett to 1B
b8 1-4 2 1-- O KCR W. Aikens J. Morris 2% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Gary Christenson facing 6-7-8
t9 4-1 0 --- O DET J. Wockenfuss G. Christenson -0% 96% Strikeout
t9 4-1 1 --- R DET L. Parrish G. Christenson 2% 98% Home Run
t9 5-1 1 --- O DET R. Peters G. Christenson -0% 98% Foul Flyball: 1B
t9 5-1 2 --- O DET M. Wagner G. Christenson -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 5-6-7
b9 1-5 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock J. Morris 1% 99% Flyball: CF
b9 1-5 1 --- O KCR J. Quirk J. Morris 1% 100% Flyball: LF
b9 1-5 2 --- O KCR C. Hurdle J. Morris 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Royals 1.

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