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CAL
@BAL
8
13
OAK
@BOS
2
3
MIL
@DET
7
11
TEX
@KCR
10
6
SEA
@NYY
5
6
MIN
@TOR
7
5
 
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HOU
@CHC
4
1
CIN
@PIT
4
0
ATL
@STL
2
11
Thursday, August 28, 1980, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 25,944, Time of Game: 2:34
Rangers
10
63-64
 Won 1 
3rd, 19½ GB
at Royals
6
83-45
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Dave Rajsich (2-1)
L: Jeff Twitty (2-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  3   2  2  3   0  0  0   10 15  0
Royals          5  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    6 10  0

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mickey Rivers CF 5 1 2 2 0 0 5 .328 .349 .440 .788 0.075 0.97 0.130 -0.055 1.0 0 0 HR,2B
Bump Wills 2B 5 2 4 1 0 0 5 .264 .325 .360 .686 0.188 0.77 0.195 -0.006 1.6 1 6 2B
Al Oliver LF 5 2 2 3 0 0 5 .310 .350 .464 .813 0.113 1.05 0.183 -0.070 1.7 3 0 HR
Buddy Bell 3B 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .329 .383 .493 .876 0.110 0.84 0.150 -0.040 0.8 0 3 2B
Richie Zisk DH 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .289 .341 .475 .816 -0.046 0.90 0.023 -0.069 -0.3
Pat Putnam 1B 5 1 1 2 0 0 5 .274 .323 .414 .737 0.190 0.83 0.253 -0.063 0.8 13 0 HR
Johnny Grubb RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .303 .398 .411 .809 0.049 0.66 0.070 -0.022 0.1 5 0
Jim Sundberg C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .275 .350 .384 .734 0.024 0.90 0.070 -0.046 -0.1 4 1
Pepe Frias SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .241 .250 .277 .527 -0.017 0.98 0.022 -0.039 -0.0 1 4 SH
Fergie Jenkins P 0 0
   Dave Rajsich P 0 0
Team Totals 39 10 15 10 2 1 42 .385 .415 .692 1.107 0.686 0.88 1.096 -0.410 5.5 27 14
2B: B Bell (21, off R Gale); B Wills (27, off R Gale); M Rivers (32, off M Pattin).
HR: P Putnam (9, off J Twitty, 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF); M Rivers (6, off J Twitty, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); A Oliver (15, off J Twitty, 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
SH: P Frias (11, off R Gale).
TB: M Rivers 6; A Oliver 5; B Wills 5; P Putnam 4; B Bell 3; R Zisk; J Grubb; P Frias; J Sundberg.
RBI: A Oliver 3 (97); P Putnam 2 (42); M Rivers 2 (53); R Zisk (72); B Bell (72); B Wills (55).
2-out RBI: B Wills.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Wills-P Frias-P Putnam.

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 3 1 0 0 5 .332 .365 .439 .804 0.152 0.72 0.179 -0.027 1.1 1 0 2B
Hal McRae DH 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .304 .355 .497 .852 -0.016 0.61 0.025 -0.041 -0.5
George Brett 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .404 .466 .668 1.133 -0.006 0.90 0.055 -0.061 -0.2 1 2
Willie Aikens 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .276 .362 .429 .790 0.044 0.80 0.100 -0.056 0.6 9 0 2B
Darrell Porter C 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .277 .378 .386 .764 -0.038 0.72 0.012 -0.051 -0.3 2 1
Amos Otis CF 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .259 .322 .407 .729 0.080 0.66 0.113 -0.033 1.4 5 0 2B
Clint Hurdle RF 2 1 1 0 1 1 3 .306 .368 .497 .864 0.030 0.77 0.049 -0.019 0.4 3 1
   John Wathan PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .302 .372 .389 .761 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.1 0 0
Frank White 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .255 .281 .336 .617 -0.004 0.85 0.039 -0.042 0.4 5 6 SH
U.L. Washington SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .272 .327 .379 .707 -0.052 0.62 0.014 -0.066 -1.2 1 2 2B,GDP
Rich Gale P 0 1
   Jeff Twitty P 0 1
   Marty Pattin P 0 0
Team Totals 35 6 10 6 2 4 38 .286 .324 .400 .724 0.186 0.72 0.586 -0.400 1.5 27 14
2B: W Wilson (26, off F Jenkins); W Aikens (23, off F Jenkins); A Otis (14, off F Jenkins); U Washington (15, off D Rajsich).
SH: F White (8, off D Rajsich).
TB: W Wilson 4; U Washington 2; W Aikens 2; A Otis 2; C Hurdle; H McRae; F White; G Brett.
GIDP: U Washington (12).
RBI: A Otis 2 (44); G Brett (94); W Aikens (74); F White (48); W Wilson (36).
2-out RBI: W Wilson.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. F White-G Brett.
Outfield Assists: C Hurdle (R Zisk at 2nd base).

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Fergie Jenkins 0.1 5 5 5 2 0 0 3.60 8 19 -0.371 0.98 -5.4
Dave Rajsich, W (2-1) 8.2 5 1 1 0 4 0 5.79 30 2 0 0.184 0.65 3.9
Team Totals 9 10 6 6 2 4 0 6.00 38 19 2 0 -0.187 0.72 -1.5

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rich Gale 3.2 8 5 5 2 1 0 3.70 20 24 -0.280 1.15 -3.3
Jeff Twitty, L (2-1) 1.1 6 5 5 0 0 3 7.56 10 1 0 -0.445 1.20 -4.2
Marty Pattin 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.58 12 0 0 0.038 0.17 2.0
Team Totals 9 15 10 10 2 1 3 10.00 42 24 1 0 -0.687 0.88 -5.5
J Twitty faced 3 batters in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Russ Goetz, 1B - Dan Morrison, 2B - Ken Kaiser, 3B - Mark Johnson.
Time of Game: 2:34.
Attendance: 25,944.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 87° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Texas Rangers         Kansas City Royals
1 Mickey Rivers CF 1 Willie Wilson LF
2 Bump Wills 2B 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Al Oliver LF 3 George Brett 3B
4 Buddy Bell 3B 4 Willie Aikens 1B
5 Richie Zisk DH 5 Darrell Porter C
6 Pat Putnam 1B 6 Amos Otis CF
7 Johnny Grubb RF 7 Clint Hurdle RF
8 Jim Sundberg C 8 Frank White 2B
9 Pepe Frias SS 9 U.L. Washington SS
Fergie Jenkins P Rich Gale P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 5-6 1 1-- RR TEX P. Putnam J. Twitty 25% 62% Home Run; Zisk Scores
t4 4-5 2 --3 R TEX B. Wills R. Gale 12% 48% Double (CF-RF); Sundberg Scores
t6 7-6 0 --- R TEX M. Rivers J. Twitty 12% 78% Home Run
b4 5-5 2 --3 R KCR W. Wilson D. Rajsich -12% 34% Single to CF; Hurdle Scores
b1 2-0 1 12- RR KCR A. Otis F. Jenkins -11% 13% Double (CF-RF); Aikens Scores; Porter Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O TEX M. Rivers R. Gale -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- TEX B. Wills R. Gale 2% 50% Single to SS
t1 0-0 1 1-- O TEX A. Oliver R. Gale -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wills to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O TEX B. Bell R. Gale -3% 45% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson F. Jenkins -6% 39% Double (CF-RF)
b1 0-0 0 -2- O KCR H. McRae F. Jenkins 1% 41% Flyball: RF; Wilson to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 R KCR G. Brett F. Jenkins -6% 35% Single to CF; Wilson Scores
b1 1-0 1 1-- R KCR W. Aikens F. Jenkins -10% 25% Double to LF; Brett Scores
b1 2-0 1 -2- KCR D. Porter F. Jenkins -1% 24% Walk
b1 2-0 1 12- RR KCR A. Otis F. Jenkins -11% 13% Double (CF-RF); Aikens Scores; Porter Scores
b1 4-0 1 -2- KCR C. Hurdle F. Jenkins -1% 12% Walk
b1 4-0 1 12- R KCR F. White F. Jenkins -4% 8% Single to LF; Otis Scores; Hurdle to 2B
Dave Rajsich replaces Fergie Jenkins pitching
b1 5-0 1 12- OO KCR U. Washington D. Rajsich 2% 11% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 5.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Rich Gale facing 5-6-7
t2 0-5 0 --- TEX R. Zisk R. Gale 2% 13% Walk
t2 0-5 0 1-- O TEX P. Putnam R. Gale -2% 11% Popfly: SS
t2 0-5 1 1-- O TEX J. Grubb R. Gale -2% 9% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t2 0-5 2 1-- O TEX J. Sundberg R. Gale -1% 8% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Rangers' Dave Rajsich facing 1-2-3
b2 5-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Rajsich 1% 8% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 5-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Rajsich 0% 9% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 5-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Rajsich 0% 9% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 5.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Rich Gale facing 9-1-2
t3 0-5 0 --- TEX P. Frias R. Gale 2% 11% Single to RF
t3 0-5 0 1-- O TEX M. Rivers R. Gale -2% 9% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t3 0-5 1 1-- TEX B. Wills R. Gale 2% 12% Single to LF; Frias to 2B
t3 0-5 1 12- R TEX A. Oliver R. Gale 7% 19% Single to CF; Frias Scores; Wills to 3B
t3 1-5 1 1-3 R TEX B. Bell R. Gale 10% 28% Double (CF-RF); Wills Scores; Oliver to 3B
t3 2-5 1 -23 RO TEX R. Zisk R. Gale -1% 27% Single to RF; Oliver Scores; Bell to 3B; Zisk out at 2B/RF-C-2B
t3 3-5 2 --3 O TEX P. Putnam R. Gale -4% 23% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 3, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Rangers' Dave Rajsich facing 4-5-6
b3 5-3 0 --- O KCR W. Aikens D. Rajsich 2% 25% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 5-3 1 --- O KCR D. Porter D. Rajsich 1% 26% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 5-3 2 --- O KCR A. Otis D. Rajsich 1% 27% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Royals 5.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Rich Gale facing 7-8-9
t4 3-5 0 --- TEX J. Grubb R. Gale 4% 31% Walk
t4 3-5 0 1-- TEX J. Sundberg R. Gale 7% 38% Single to RF; Grubb to 2B
t4 3-5 0 12- O TEX P. Frias R. Gale -1% 37% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Grubb to 3B; Sundberg to 2B
t4 3-5 1 -23 RO TEX M. Rivers R. Gale -1% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B; Grubb Scores; Sundberg to 3B
t4 4-5 2 --3 R TEX B. Wills R. Gale 12% 48% Double (CF-RF); Sundberg Scores
Jeff Twitty replaces Rich Gale pitching
t4 5-5 2 -2- O TEX A. Oliver J. Twitty -4% 44% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 5, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 5-5, Rangers' Dave Rajsich facing 7-8-9
b4 5-5 0 --- KCR C. Hurdle D. Rajsich -4% 40% Single to CF
b4 5-5 0 1-- O KCR F. White D. Rajsich 2% 42% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Hurdle to 2B
b4 5-5 1 -2- O KCR U. Washington D. Rajsich 4% 45% Groundout: SS-1B; Hurdle to 3B
b4 5-5 2 --3 R KCR W. Wilson D. Rajsich -12% 34% Single to CF; Hurdle Scores
b4 6-5 2 1-- KCR H. McRae D. Rajsich -3% 31% Single (CF-RF); Wilson to 3B
b4 6-5 2 1-3 O KCR G. Brett D. Rajsich 5% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 5, Royals 6.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 5-6, Royals' Jeff Twitty facing 4-5-6
t5 5-6 0 --- TEX B. Bell J. Twitty 5% 41% Single to LF
t5 5-6 0 1-- O TEX R. Zisk J. Twitty -5% 36% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B
t5 5-6 1 1-- RR TEX P. Putnam J. Twitty 25% 62% Home Run; Zisk Scores
t5 7-6 1 --- TEX J. Grubb J. Twitty 3% 64% Single to LF
t5 7-6 1 1-- O TEX J. Sundberg J. Twitty -3% 61% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t5 7-6 2 1-- O TEX P. Frias J. Twitty -3% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 7, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 6-7, Rangers' Dave Rajsich facing 4-5-6
b5 6-7 0 --- O KCR W. Aikens D. Rajsich 3% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 6-7 1 --- O KCR D. Porter D. Rajsich 2% 65% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 6-7 2 --- O KCR A. Otis D. Rajsich 2% 66% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 7, Royals 6.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 7-6, Royals' Jeff Twitty facing 1-2-3
t6 7-6 0 --- R TEX M. Rivers J. Twitty 12% 78% Home Run
t6 8-6 0 --- TEX B. Wills J. Twitty 3% 81% Single to CF
t6 8-6 0 1-- RR TEX A. Oliver J. Twitty 11% 92% Home Run; Wills Scores
Marty Pattin replaces Jeff Twitty pitching
t6 10-6 0 --- O TEX B. Bell M. Pattin -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 10-6 1 --- O TEX R. Zisk M. Pattin -0% 91% Popfly: 1B
t6 10-6 2 --- O TEX P. Putnam M. Pattin -0% 91% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 10, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 6-10, Rangers' Dave Rajsich facing 7-8-9
b6 6-10 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle D. Rajsich 2% 92% Strikeout
b6 6-10 1 --- O KCR F. White D. Rajsich 1% 94% Flyball: LF
b6 6-10 2 --- KCR U. Washington D. Rajsich -1% 92% Double (LF-CF)
b6 6-10 2 -2- O KCR W. Wilson D. Rajsich 2% 94% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 10, Royals 6.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 10-6, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 7-8-9
t7 10-6 0 --- O TEX J. Grubb M. Pattin -1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 10-6 1 --- O TEX J. Sundberg M. Pattin -0% 93% Flyball: CF
t7 10-6 2 --- O TEX P. Frias M. Pattin -0% 93% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 10, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 6-10, Rangers' Dave Rajsich facing 2-3-4
b7 6-10 0 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Rajsich 2% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 6-10 1 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Rajsich 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 6-10 2 --- O KCR W. Aikens D. Rajsich 1% 97% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 10, Royals 6.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 10-6, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 1-2-3
t8 10-6 0 --- TEX M. Rivers M. Pattin 1% 97% Double to RF
t8 10-6 0 -2- O TEX B. Wills M. Pattin -1% 97% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 10-6 1 -2- OO TEX A. Oliver M. Pattin -1% 96% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 10, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 6-10, Rangers' Dave Rajsich facing 5-6-7
b8 6-10 0 --- O KCR D. Porter D. Rajsich 2% 97% Strikeout
b8 6-10 1 --- O KCR A. Otis D. Rajsich 1% 98% Flyball: RF
John Wathan pinch hits for Clint Hurdle (RF) batting 7th
b8 6-10 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan D. Rajsich 0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 10, Royals 6.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 10-6, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 4-5-6
John Wathan moves from PH to RF
t9 10-6 0 --- O TEX B. Bell M. Pattin -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 10-6 1 --- O TEX R. Zisk M. Pattin -0% 98% Flyball: CF
t9 10-6 2 --- O TEX P. Putnam M. Pattin -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 10, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 6-10, Rangers' Dave Rajsich facing 8-9-1
b9 6-10 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Rajsich 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 6-10 1 --- O KCR U. Washington D. Rajsich 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 6-10 2 --- KCR W. Wilson D. Rajsich -0% 99% Single to LF
b9 6-10 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae D. Rajsich 1% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 10, Royals 6.

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