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@BAL
0
5
OAK
@BOS
1
5
CHW
@CLE
10
8
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@CLE
8
7
MIL
@DET
11
6
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@KCR
3
4
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@NYY
1
0
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@TOR
1
7
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@CHC
7
8
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@LAD
0
2
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@LAD
2
7
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@PIT
5
4
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@SDP
3
10
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@SFG
4
11
NYM
@SFG
4
9
ATL
@STL
6
2
Sunday, August 31, 1980, 1:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 37,390, Time of Game: 2:41
Rangers
3
64-66
 Lost 1 
3rd, 20½ GB
at Royals
4
85-46
 Won 1 
1st
W: Dan Quisenberry (11-5)
L: Sparky Lyle (3-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  3  0    3 10  1
Royals          0  1  0   1  1  0   0  0  1    4  7  0
Winning Run scored with 1 out

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mickey Rivers CF 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .329 .349 .437 .786 0.001 1.47 0.066 -0.066 0.0 6 0 IW
Billy Sample RF 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .230 .312 .324 .636 0.114 1.12 0.168 -0.054 1.6 3 0 HR
   Johnny Grubb PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .296 .393 .402 .796 -0.114 4.46 0.000 -0.114 -0.4 1 0
Al Oliver LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .311 .351 .470 .821 -0.094 1.30 0.022 -0.115 -0.7 3 0 2B
Richie Zisk DH 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .290 .341 .479 .821 0.163 1.17 0.260 -0.097 0.1 HR
John Ellis 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .241 .285 .323 .608 -0.061 0.80 0.000 -0.061 -0.6 6 1
   Pat Putnam PH-1B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .276 .326 .417 .743 0.052 0.98 0.052 0.000 0.2 0 1 2B
Dave Roberts 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .238 .285 .388 .672 -0.138 1.28 0.000 -0.138 -0.9 0 0
Jim Sundberg C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .275 .350 .383 .733 -0.074 0.96 0.013 -0.087 -0.4 1 1
Mike Richardt 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .333 .333 .444 .778 0.076 1.02 0.108 -0.032 0.3 3 3
Pepe Frias SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .238 .246 .272 .518 -0.111 1.72 0.000 -0.111 -0.9 1 3 SH
Ken Clay P 1 0
   Sparky Lyle P 0 0
   Danny Darwin P 0 0
Team Totals 36 3 10 3 1 2 38 .278 .297 .500 .797 -0.186 1.30 0.689 -0.875 -1.5 25 9
2B: A Oliver (33, off P Splittorff); P Putnam (15, off D Quisenberry).
HR: B Sample (3, off P Splittorff, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF); R Zisk (19, off P Splittorff, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
SH: P Frias (12, off P Splittorff).
IBB: M Rivers (1, by D Quisenberry).
TB: B Sample 5; R Zisk 4; A Oliver 2; M Richardt 2; P Putnam 2; M Rivers 2; J Sundberg.
RBI: B Sample 2 (13); R Zisk (73).
2-out RBI: R Zisk.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
E: M Richardt (1).

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-CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 5 .329 .361 .433 .794 0.011 1.27 0.104 -0.093 -0.6 4 0 SB,SH
Hal McRae DH 3 0 1 0 2 0 5 .313 .363 .518 .880 0.011 1.07 0.048 -0.037 0.0 IW
George Brett 3B 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 .403 .465 .667 1.131 -0.049 1.38 0.067 -0.116 -0.3 1 5
Willie Aikens 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .272 .357 .420 .777 -0.068 0.97 0.004 -0.072 -0.8 5 1
   Pete LaCock PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .265 .230 .495 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 4 0
   Dave Chalk PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .335 .357 .692 -0.089 3.47 0.000 -0.089 -0.4
   Darrell Porter C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .373 .379 .752 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Amos Otis CF 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 .259 .325 .402 .727 0.025 0.98 0.057 -0.032 0.4 2 0 SB,HBP
   Jose Cardenal LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .218 .313 .255 .567 -0.066 1.27 0.000 -0.066 -0.5 2 0
Clint Hurdle RF 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .306 .367 .494 .861 -0.009 1.34 0.118 -0.127 -1.2 3 0 2B
John Wathan C 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .306 .377 .393 .770 0.037 0.92 0.037 0.000 0.4 1 0 HBP
   Jamie Quirk PR-C-1B 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .273 .294 .422 .716 0.058 1.01 0.089 -0.031 0.9 4 0 CS,IW
Frank White 2B 3 2 1 1 2 0 5 .256 .284 .335 .620 0.319 1.32 0.357 -0.038 1.3 0 3 2·SB
Rance Mulliniks SS 2 0 1 1 1 0 3 .212 .289 .273 .562 0.070 1.08 0.101 -0.032 0.8 0 2 2B
   U.L. Washington PH-SS 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .275 .332 .385 .717 0.064 1.81 0.064 0.000 0.4 0 0
Paul Splittorff P 1 2
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 31 4 7 4 10 1 44 .226 .442 .290 .732 0.314 1.23 1.046 -0.733 0.4 27 13
2B: R Mulliniks (2, off K Clay); C Hurdle (27, off S Lyle).
SH: W Wilson (5, off S Lyle).
IBB: H McRae (4, by S Lyle); J Quirk (2, by S Lyle).
HBP: A Otis (3, by K Clay); J Wathan (3, by K Clay).
TB: R Mulliniks 2; C Hurdle 2; J Quirk 2; H McRae; W Wilson; F White.
RBI: F White (49); R Mulliniks (3); W Wilson (37); J Quirk (20).
2-out RBI: J Quirk; W Wilson.
Team LOB: 15.
With RISP: 4 for 16.
Baserunning
SB: F White 2 (15, 2nd base off K Clay/J Sundberg 2); W Wilson (57, 2nd base off K Clay/J Sundberg); A Otis (10, 2nd base off K Clay/J Sundberg).
CS: J Quirk (2, 2nd base by S Lyle/J Sundberg).

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Clay 4.2 4 3 3 7 0 0 3.16 27 37 -0.116 1.04 -1.3
Sparky Lyle, L (3-2) 3.2 2 1 1 3 1 0 4.26 16 3 0 0.095 1.42 1.9
Danny Darwin 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.46 1 2 1 -0.292 4.30 -1.0
Team Totals 8.1 7 4 4 10 1 0 4.32 44 37 5 1 -0.313 1.23 -0.4

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff 7.2 8 3 3 0 2 2 4.40 31 53 0.024 0.98 0.9
Dan Quisenberry, W (11-5) 1.1 2 0 0 1 0 0 2.61 7 0 0 0.163 2.72 0.6
Team Totals 9 10 3 3 1 2 2 3.00 38 53 0 0 0.187 1.30 1.5
Balks: None.
WP: K Clay (5).
HBP: K Clay 2 (3; A Otis, J Wathan).
IBB: D Quisenberry (11; M Rivers); S Lyle 2 (6; H McRae, J Quirk).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mark Johnson, 1B - Russ Goetz, 2B - Dan Morrison, 3B - Ken Kaiser.
Time of Game: 2:41.
Attendance: 37,390.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 89° F.

Starting Lineups

Texas Rangers         Kansas City Royals
1 Mickey Rivers CF 1 Willie Wilson LF
2 Billy Sample RF 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Al Oliver LF 3 George Brett 3B
4 Richie Zisk DH 4 Willie Aikens 1B
5 John Ellis 1B 5 Amos Otis CF
6 Dave Roberts 3B 6 Clint Hurdle RF
7 Jim Sundberg C 7 John Wathan C
8 Mike Richardt 2B 8 Frank White 2B
9 Pepe Frias SS 9 Rance Mulliniks SS
Ken Clay P Paul Splittorff P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 3-3 1 12- R KCR F. White D. Darwin 29% 100% Single to LF; Hurdle Scores; Quirk to 2B
t8 2-3 2 --- R TEX R. Zisk P. Splittorff -26% 58% Home Run
t8 0-3 1 1-- RR TEX B. Sample P. Splittorff -12% 80% Home Run; Rivers Scores
b9 3-3 1 --- KCR C. Hurdle S. Lyle 12% 70% Double to RF
t9 3-3 2 12- O TEX J. Grubb D. Quisenberry 11% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B

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' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O TEX M. Rivers P. Splittorff 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O TEX B. Sample P. Splittorff 2% 54% Lineout: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- TEX A. Oliver P. Splittorff -2% 52% Double to LF
t1 0-0 2 -2- O TEX R. Zisk P. Splittorff 3% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Ken Clay facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson K. Clay -2% 53% Groundout: 1B-P
b1 0-0 1 --- KCR H. McRae K. Clay 2% 55% Single to CF
b1 0-0 1 1-- KCR G. Brett K. Clay 3% 59% Walk; McRae to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- O KCR W. Aikens K. Clay -4% 54% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 12- KCR A. Otis K. Clay 3% 57% Hit By Pitch; McRae to 3B; Brett to 2B
b1 0-0 2 123 O KCR C. Hurdle K. Clay -7% 50% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O TEX J. Ellis P. Splittorff 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- O TEX D. Roberts P. Splittorff 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- TEX J. Sundberg P. Splittorff -1% 53% Single to CF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O TEX M. Richardt P. Splittorff 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Ken Clay facing 7-8-9
b2 0-0 0 --- KCR J. Wathan K. Clay 4% 59% Hit By Pitch
Jamie Quirk pinch runs for John Wathan (C) batting 7th
b2 0-0 0 1-- O KCR F. White K. Clay -3% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-0 1 1-- KCR R. Mulliniks K. Clay 2% 57% White Steals 2B
b2 0-0 1 -2- O KCR R. Mulliniks K. Clay -3% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B; White to 3B
b2 0-0 2 --3 R KCR W. Wilson K. Clay 10% 63% Single to CF; White Scores
b2 1-0 2 1-- KCR H. McRae K. Clay 1% 64% Wilson Steals 2B
b2 1-0 2 -2- O KCR H. McRae K. Clay -3% 61% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 9-1-2
Jamie Quirk moves from PR to C
t3 0-1 0 --- O TEX P. Frias P. Splittorff 3% 64% Strikeout
t3 0-1 1 --- TEX M. Rivers P. Splittorff -3% 61% Single to RF
t3 0-1 1 1-- TEX B. Sample P. Splittorff -4% 57% Single to LF; Rivers to 2B
t3 0-1 1 12- O TEX A. Oliver P. Splittorff 5% 62% Flyball: LF
t3 0-1 2 12- O TEX R. Zisk P. Splittorff 5% 67% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Rangers' Ken Clay facing 3-4-5
b3 1-0 0 --- KCR G. Brett K. Clay 3% 70% Walk
b3 1-0 0 1-- O KCR W. Aikens K. Clay -1% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B; Brett to 2B
b3 1-0 1 -2- O KCR A. Otis K. Clay -3% 66% Lineout: LF
b3 1-0 2 -2- O KCR C. Hurdle K. Clay -3% 63% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t4 0-1 0 --- O TEX J. Ellis P. Splittorff 3% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- O TEX D. Roberts P. Splittorff 2% 67% Flyball: CF
t4 0-1 2 --- O TEX J. Sundberg P. Splittorff 1% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Rangers' Ken Clay facing 7-8-9
b4 1-0 0 --- O KCR J. Quirk K. Clay -2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-0 1 --- KCR F. White K. Clay 2% 69% Walk
b4 1-0 1 1-- KCR R. Mulliniks K. Clay 2% 71% White Steals 2B
b4 1-0 1 -2- R KCR R. Mulliniks K. Clay 10% 80% Double (CF-RF); White Scores
b4 2-0 1 -2- O KCR W. Wilson K. Clay -2% 78% Flyball: RF
b4 2-0 2 -2- KCR H. McRae K. Clay 1% 78% Walk
b4 2-0 2 12- O KCR G. Brett K. Clay -3% 75% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
t5 0-2 0 --- TEX M. Richardt P. Splittorff -5% 71% Single to LF
t5 0-2 0 1-- O TEX P. Frias P. Splittorff 3% 73% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Richardt to 2B
t5 0-2 1 -2- O TEX M. Rivers P. Splittorff 4% 78% Lineout: LF
t5 0-2 2 -2- O TEX B. Sample P. Splittorff 4% 81% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Ken Clay facing 4-5-6
b5 2-0 0 --- O KCR W. Aikens K. Clay -1% 80% Flyball: CF
b5 2-0 1 --- KCR A. Otis K. Clay 2% 82% Walk
b5 2-0 1 1-- KCR C. Hurdle K. Clay 1% 83% Otis Steals 2B
b5 2-0 1 -2- O KCR C. Hurdle K. Clay -2% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B; Otis to 3B
b5 2-0 2 --3 R KCR J. Quirk K. Clay 7% 88% Single to LF; Otis Scores
b5 3-0 2 1-- KCR F. White K. Clay 1% 88% Walk; Quirk to 2B
b5 3-0 2 12- KCR R. Mulliniks K. Clay 1% 89% Wild Pitch; Quirk to 3B; White to 2B
b5 3-0 2 -23 KCR R. Mulliniks K. Clay 0% 89% Walk
Sparky Lyle replaces Ken Clay pitching
b5 3-0 2 123 O KCR W. Wilson S. Lyle -3% 87% Lineout: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 3-4-5
Jose Cardenal replaces Amos Otis (CF) playing LF batting 5th
Willie Wilson moves from LF to CF
t6 0-3 0 --- O TEX A. Oliver P. Splittorff 2% 89% Flyball: LF
t6 0-3 1 --- O TEX R. Zisk P. Splittorff 2% 90% Flyball: CF
t6 0-3 2 --- O TEX J. Ellis P. Splittorff 1% 91% Foul Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Rangers' Sparky Lyle facing 2-3-4
b6 3-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae S. Lyle -1% 91% Flyball: RF
b6 3-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett S. Lyle -1% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 3-0 2 --- KCR W. Aikens S. Lyle 0% 90% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
Pete LaCock pinch runs for Willie Aikens (1B) batting 4th
b6 3-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Cardenal S. Lyle -1% 90% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 6-7-8
Pete LaCock moves from PR to 1B
t7 0-3 0 --- O TEX D. Roberts P. Splittorff 2% 92% Flyball: LF
t7 0-3 1 --- O TEX J. Sundberg P. Splittorff 1% 93% Flyball: RF
t7 0-3 2 --- O TEX M. Richardt P. Splittorff 1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Rangers' Sparky Lyle facing 6-7-8
b7 3-0 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle S. Lyle -1% 94% Strikeout
b7 3-0 1 --- KCR J. Quirk S. Lyle 1% 94% Single to LF
b7 3-0 1 1-- O KCR F. White S. Lyle -1% 93% Quirk Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b7 3-0 2 --- O KCR F. White S. Lyle -0% 93% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 9-1-2
t8 0-3 0 --- O TEX P. Frias P. Splittorff 2% 95% Groundout: P-1B
t8 0-3 1 --- TEX M. Rivers P. Splittorff -3% 93% Single to 2B
t8 0-3 1 1-- RR TEX B. Sample P. Splittorff -12% 80% Home Run; Rivers Scores
t8 2-3 1 --- O TEX A. Oliver P. Splittorff 4% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-3 2 --- R TEX R. Zisk P. Splittorff -26% 58% Home Run
Dan Quisenberry replaces Paul Splittorff pitching
Pat Putnam pinch hits for John Ellis (1B) batting 5th
t8 3-3 2 --- TEX P. Putnam D. Quisenberry -5% 53% Double to CF
t8 3-3 2 -2- O TEX D. Roberts D. Quisenberry 8% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 3, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, Rangers' Sparky Lyle facing 9-1-2
Pat Putnam moves from PH to 1B
U.L. Washington pinch hits for Rance Mulliniks (SS) batting 9th
b8 3-3 0 --- KCR U. Washington S. Lyle 6% 67% Walk
b8 3-3 0 1-- O KCR W. Wilson S. Lyle -2% 65% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Washington to 2B
b8 3-3 1 -2- KCR H. McRae S. Lyle 2% 67% Intentional Walk
b8 3-3 1 12- O KCR G. Brett S. Lyle -8% 59% Flyball: CF
Dave Chalk pinch hits for Pete LaCock (1B) batting 4th
b8 3-3 2 12- O KCR D. Chalk S. Lyle -9% 50% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 3, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 7-8-9
Darrell Porter replaces Dave Chalk (PH) playing C batting 4th
Jamie Quirk moves from C to 1B
U.L. Washington moves from PH to SS
t9 3-3 0 --- O TEX J. Sundberg D. Quisenberry 6% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 3-3 1 --- TEX M. Richardt D. Quisenberry -6% 50% Single to LF
t9 3-3 1 1-- O TEX P. Frias D. Quisenberry 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B; Richardt to 2B
t9 3-3 2 -2- TEX M. Rivers D. Quisenberry -1% 52% Intentional Walk
Johnny Grubb pinch hits for Billy Sample (RF) batting 2nd
t9 3-3 2 12- O TEX J. Grubb D. Quisenberry 11% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 3, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, Rangers' Sparky Lyle facing 5-6-7
Johnny Grubb moves from PH to RF
b9 3-3 0 --- O KCR J. Cardenal S. Lyle -6% 58% Flyball: RF
b9 3-3 1 --- KCR C. Hurdle S. Lyle 12% 70% Double to RF
b9 3-3 1 -2- KCR J. Quirk S. Lyle 1% 71% Intentional Walk
Danny Darwin replaces Sparky Lyle pitching
b9 3-3 1 12- R KCR F. White D. Darwin 29% 100% Single to LF; Hurdle Scores; Quirk to 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 3, Royals 4.

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