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@BAL
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6
CLE
@DET
3
13
OAK
@KCR
9
0
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@MIL
4
8
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@NYY
4
1
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@TEX
6
4
 
(10)
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@CHC
7
3
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@LAD
10
2
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@PIT
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6
 
(11)
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@SDP
2
3
 
(11)
HOU
@SFG
3
2
MON
@STL
5
4
Saturday, September 20, 1980, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 37,523, Time of Game: 2:43
Athletics
9
75-75
 Won 1 
2nd, 17½ GB
at Royals
0
92-57
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Matt Keough (16-13)
L: Mike Jones (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       3  3  0   1  0  2   0  0  0    9 11  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  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 2 2 1 0 3 0 5 .298 .422 .396 .817 0.084 0.53 0.086 -0.001 1.3 5 0 2·SB
Dwayne Murphy CF 3 2 2 1 1 0 5 .277 .377 .382 .759 0.032 0.47 0.055 -0.023 1.1 2 0 SH
Mike Heath DH 5 2 1 1 0 0 5 .231 .262 .278 .540 0.065 0.42 0.071 -0.005 0.3
Tony Armas RF 4 3 4 5 1 0 5 .272 .303 .497 .800 0.185 0.39 0.185 0.000 6.0 2 1 2·HR,2·2B,SB,IW
Mickey Klutts 3B 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .259 .306 .377 .683 -0.084 0.35 0.000 -0.084 -3.0 1 0 GDP
Jeff Newman 1B 5 0 1 2 0 1 5 .226 .264 .381 .645 0.134 0.43 0.145 -0.011 0.7 10 1
Dave McKay 2B 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .255 .300 .336 .636 0.006 0.15 0.012 -0.006 -0.7 0 5
Jim Essian C 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .236 .302 .319 .621 -0.019 0.23 0.009 -0.028 -0.4 5 0
Rob Picciolo SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .234 .234 .315 .548 -0.021 0.20 0.000 -0.021 -0.8 2 2
Matt Keough P 0 0
Team Totals 37 9 11 9 6 4 44 .297 .395 .514 .909 0.382 0.36 0.563 -0.179 4.5 27 9
2B: T Armas 2 (17, 1 off C Chamberlain, 1 off M Jones).
HR: T Armas 2 (33, 2 off C Chamberlain, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF; 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: D Murphy (22, off M Jones).
IBB: T Armas (4, by J Twitty).
TB: T Armas 12; D Murphy 2; R Henderson; J Essian; J Newman; M Heath; M Klutts.
GIDP: M Klutts (4).
RBI: T Armas 5 (102); J Newman 2 (49); M Heath (27); D Murphy (63).
2-out RBI: J Newman 2; T Armas 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Armas-R Picciolo.
Outfield Assists: T Armas (U Washington at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: R Henderson 2 (84, 2nd base off M Jones/D Porter 2); T Armas (5, 3rd base off C Chamberlain/D Porter).

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 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .326 .357 .425 .782 -0.003 0.36 0.020 -0.023 0.0 1 0
Hal McRae DH 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .300 .345 .482 .827 -0.016 0.54 0.025 -0.042 -0.4
   Manny Castillo PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.2
George Brett 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .396 .460 .656 1.116 -0.028 0.36 0.000 -0.028 -1.0 0 4
Willie Aikens 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .287 .368 .444 .812 -0.022 0.40 0.007 -0.029 -0.3 8 0
   Ken Phelps 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 6 0
Amos Otis CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .257 .327 .394 .721 -0.020 0.20 0.000 -0.020 -0.9 2 0
Darrell Porter C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .258 .359 .357 .716 -0.013 0.17 0.000 -0.013 -0.6 4 0
Clint Hurdle RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .302 .358 .472 .829 -0.010 0.13 0.000 -0.010 -0.4 1 0
Frank White 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .265 .291 .352 .642 -0.014 0.28 0.000 -0.014 -0.4 1 1
   Jerry Terrell 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .083 .083 .083 .167 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 2 1
U.L. Washington SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .272 .333 .379 .712 0.010 0.12 0.012 -0.002 -0.0 2 4
Mike Jones P 0 0
   Craig Chamberlain P 0 2
   Jeff Twitty P 0 1
   Ken Brett P 0 0
Team Totals 31 0 5 0 1 4 32 .161 .188 .161 .349 -0.117 0.26 0.064 -0.182 -4.5 27 13
TB: H McRae 2; W Wilson 2; W Aikens.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 1. U Washington-J Terrell-K Phelps.
E: C Hurdle (9).

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Matt Keough, W (16-13) 9 5 0 0 1 4 0 2.93 32 80 0.118 0.26 4.5
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 1 4 0 0.00 32 80 0.118 0.26 4.5

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Jones, L (0-1) 1.1 5 5 5 2 1 0 11.57 11 23 -0.302 0.99 -3.5
Craig Chamberlain 4.2 5 4 3 2 3 2 9.95 22 1 1 -0.081 0.18 -2.5
Jeff Twitty 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 6.86 8 0 0 0.001 0.00 1.0
Ken Brett 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 9 8 6 4 2 8.00 44 23 1 1 -0.382 0.36 -4.5
Balks: None.
WP: C Chamberlain (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Twitty (3; T Armas).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rich Garcia, 1B - Don Denkinger, 2B - Dale Ford, 3B - Greg Kosc.
Time of Game: 2:43.
Attendance: 37,523.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics         Kansas City Royals
1 Rickey Henderson LF 1 Willie Wilson LF
2 Dwayne Murphy CF 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Mike Heath DH 3 George Brett 3B
4 Tony Armas RF 4 Willie Aikens 1B
5 Mickey Klutts 3B 5 Amos Otis CF
6 Jeff Newman 1B 6 Darrell Porter C
7 Dave McKay 2B 7 Clint Hurdle RF
8 Jim Essian C 8 Frank White 2B
9 Rob Picciolo SS 9 U.L. Washington SS
Matt Keough P Mike Jones P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 1-0 2 -23 RR OAK J. Newman M. Jones 14% 75% Single to CF; Heath Scores; Armas Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- OAK T. Armas M. Jones 7% 67% Double to CF; Heath to 3B
t2 4-0 1 12- RR OAK T. Armas C. Chamberlain 7% 93% Double to RF; Murphy Scores; Heath Scores/unER
t1 1-0 1 -23 O OAK M. Klutts M. Jones -7% 61% Flyball: SS
t1 0-0 1 --3 R OAK M. Heath M. Jones 6% 60% Single to CF; Henderson Scores

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' Mike Jones facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- OAK R. Henderson M. Jones 4% 54% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- OAK D. Murphy M. Jones 2% 56% Henderson Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O OAK D. Murphy M. Jones -1% 54% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Henderson to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 R OAK M. Heath M. Jones 6% 60% Single to CF; Henderson Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- OAK T. Armas M. Jones 7% 67% Double to CF; Heath to 3B
t1 1-0 1 -23 O OAK M. Klutts M. Jones -7% 61% Flyball: SS
t1 1-0 2 -23 RR OAK J. Newman M. Jones 14% 75% Single to CF; Heath Scores; Armas Scores
t1 3-0 2 1-- OAK D. McKay M. Jones 1% 76% Walk; Newman to 2B
t1 3-0 2 12- O OAK J. Essian M. Jones -3% 74% Strikeout
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Matt Keough facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson M. Keough 2% 76% Strikeout
b1 0-3 1 --- KCR H. McRae M. Keough -2% 73% Single to LF
b1 0-3 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett M. Keough 2% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted; McRae to 2B
b1 0-3 2 -2- O KCR W. Aikens M. Keough 3% 78% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Mike Jones facing 9-1-2
t2 3-0 0 --- O OAK R. Picciolo M. Jones -1% 77% Flyball: RF
t2 3-0 1 --- OAK R. Henderson M. Jones 1% 78% Walk
t2 3-0 1 1-- OAK D. Murphy M. Jones 1% 79% Henderson Steals 2B
t2 3-0 1 -2- R OAK D. Murphy M. Jones 5% 85% Single to RF; Henderson Scores
Craig Chamberlain replaces Mike Jones pitching
t2 4-0 1 1-- OAK M. Heath C. Chamberlain 2% 86% Reached on E9 (Fly Ball); Murphy to 2B
t2 4-0 1 12- RR OAK T. Armas C. Chamberlain 7% 93% Double to RF; Murphy Scores; Heath Scores/unER
t2 6-0 1 -2- OAK M. Klutts C. Chamberlain 1% 94% Armas Steals 3B
t2 6-0 1 --3 O OAK M. Klutts C. Chamberlain -1% 93% Strikeout
t2 6-0 2 --3 O OAK J. Newman C. Chamberlain -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Athletics' Matt Keough facing 5-6-7
b2 0-6 0 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Keough 1% 93% Flyball: CF
b2 0-6 1 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Keough 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-6 2 --- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Keough 0% 94% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Craig Chamberlain facing 7-8-9
t3 6-0 0 --- O OAK D. McKay C. Chamberlain -0% 94% Flyball: CF
t3 6-0 1 --- OAK J. Essian C. Chamberlain 0% 94% Single to CF
t3 6-0 1 1-- OAK R. Picciolo C. Chamberlain 0% 95% Wild Pitch; Essian to 2B
t3 6-0 1 -2- O OAK R. Picciolo C. Chamberlain -1% 94% Groundout: P-1B
t3 6-0 2 -2- OAK R. Henderson C. Chamberlain 0% 94% Walk
t3 6-0 2 12- O OAK D. Murphy C. Chamberlain -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Athletics' Matt Keough facing 8-9-1
b3 0-6 0 --- O KCR F. White M. Keough 1% 94% Strikeout
b3 0-6 1 --- KCR U. Washington M. Keough -1% 93% Walk
b3 0-6 1 1-- KCR W. Wilson M. Keough -2% 91% Single to CF; Washington to 2B
b3 0-6 1 12- OO KCR H. McRae M. Keough 4% 95% Double Play: Flyball: RF-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Craig Chamberlain facing 3-4-5
t4 6-0 0 --- O OAK M. Heath C. Chamberlain -0% 95% Foul Flyball: 1B
t4 6-0 1 --- R OAK T. Armas C. Chamberlain 2% 97% Home Run
t4 7-0 1 --- O OAK M. Klutts C. Chamberlain -0% 97% Strikeout
t4 7-0 2 --- O OAK J. Newman C. Chamberlain -0% 97% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 7, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-7, Athletics' Matt Keough facing 3-4-5
b4 0-7 0 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Keough 1% 97% Foul Flyball: 3B
b4 0-7 1 --- KCR W. Aikens M. Keough -1% 97% Single to CF
b4 0-7 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis M. Keough 1% 97% Foul Flyball: C
b4 0-7 2 1-- O KCR D. Porter M. Keough 1% 98% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 7, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 7-0, Royals' Craig Chamberlain facing 7-8-9
t5 7-0 0 --- O OAK D. McKay C. Chamberlain -0% 98% Groundout: P-1B
t5 7-0 1 --- O OAK J. Essian C. Chamberlain -0% 98% Flyball: SS
t5 7-0 2 --- O OAK R. Picciolo C. Chamberlain -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 7, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-7, Athletics' Matt Keough facing 7-8-9
b5 0-7 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Keough 1% 98% Flyball: CF
b5 0-7 1 --- O KCR F. White M. Keough 0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-7 2 --- O KCR U. Washington M. Keough 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 7, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 7-0, Royals' Craig Chamberlain facing 1-2-3
t6 7-0 0 --- O OAK R. Henderson C. Chamberlain -0% 98% Flyball: 2B
t6 7-0 1 --- OAK D. Murphy C. Chamberlain 0% 99% Walk
t6 7-0 1 1-- O OAK M. Heath C. Chamberlain -0% 98% Flyball: CF
t6 7-0 2 1-- RR OAK T. Armas C. Chamberlain 1% 100% Home Run; Murphy Scores
t6 9-0 2 --- OAK M. Klutts C. Chamberlain 0% 100% Single to CF
t6 9-0 2 1-- O OAK J. Newman C. Chamberlain -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 9, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-9, Athletics' Matt Keough facing 1-2-3
b6 0-9 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson M. Keough 0% 100% Foul Flyball: LF
b6 0-9 1 --- KCR H. McRae M. Keough -0% 100% Single to CF
b6 0-9 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett M. Keough 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b6 0-9 2 1-- O KCR W. Aikens M. Keough 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 9, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 9-0, Royals' Jeff Twitty facing 7-8-9
Jeff Twitty replaces Craig Chamberlain pitching
Ken Phelps replaces Willie Aikens playing 1B batting 4th
Jerry Terrell replaces Frank White playing 2B batting 8th
t7 9-0 0 --- O OAK D. McKay J. Twitty -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 9-0 1 --- O OAK J. Essian J. Twitty -0% 100% Flyball: LF
t7 9-0 2 --- O OAK R. Picciolo J. Twitty -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 9, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-9, Athletics' Matt Keough facing 5-6-7
b7 0-9 0 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Keough 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 0-9 1 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Keough 0% 100% Strikeout
b7 0-9 2 --- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Keough 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 9, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 9-0, Royals' Jeff Twitty facing 1-2-3
t8 9-0 0 --- OAK R. Henderson J. Twitty 0% 100% Walk
t8 9-0 0 1-- OAK D. Murphy J. Twitty 0% 100% Single to CF; Henderson to 2B
t8 9-0 0 12- O OAK M. Heath J. Twitty 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B; Henderson to 3B; Murphy to 2B
t8 9-0 1 -23 OAK T. Armas J. Twitty 0% 100% Intentional Walk
t8 9-0 1 123 OO OAK M. Klutts J. Twitty -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 9, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-9, Athletics' Matt Keough facing 8-9-1
b8 0-9 0 --- O KCR J. Terrell M. Keough 0% 100% Flyball: LF
b8 0-9 1 --- O KCR U. Washington M. Keough 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 0-9 2 --- KCR W. Wilson M. Keough -0% 100% Single to CF
Manny Castillo pinch hits for Hal McRae (DH) batting 2nd
b8 0-9 2 1-- O KCR M. Castillo M. Keough 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 9, Royals 0.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 9-0, Royals' Ken Brett facing 6-7-8
Ken Brett replaces Jeff Twitty pitching
t9 9-0 0 --- O OAK J. Newman K. Brett 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 9-0 1 --- O OAK D. McKay K. Brett 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 9-0 2 --- O OAK J. Essian K. Brett 0% 100% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 9, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-9, Athletics' Matt Keough facing 3-4-5
b9 0-9 0 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Keough 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 0-9 1 --- O KCR K. Phelps M. Keough 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 0-9 2 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Keough 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 9, Royals 0.

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