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MIN
@BAL
7
4
NYY
@CAL
1
7
BOS
@CHW
2
0
TEX
@KCR
2
5
MIL
@OAK
7
6
CLE
@SEA
1
2
DET
@TOR
6
2
PIT
@ATL
0
6
STL
@CIN
7
2
CHC
@HOU
0
1
SDP
@MON
0
2
SFG
@NYM
7
6
LAD
@PHI
6
1
Wednesday, May 25, 1983, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 22,604, Time of Game: 2:27
Rangers
2
21-20
 Lost 4 
3rd, 2½ GB
at Royals
5
18-18
 Won 2 
4th, 3 GB
W: Buddy Black (1-0)
L: Danny Darwin (3-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  0    2  9  1
Royals          1  0  1   0  0  0   3  0  X    5  7  0

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Sample LF 5 0 1 0 0 0 .248 .702 -0.067 0.79 0.025 -0.093 -1.1 2 0 SB
Buddy Bell 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 .234 .620 -0.026 0.64 0.026 -0.053 0.0 1 5 2B
Larry Parrish RF 4 0 1 2 0 1 .258 .849 -0.041 0.73 0.026 -0.067 1.1 3 0
Dave Hostetler DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 .227 .674 0.010 0.91 0.062 -0.052 0.2
Bob Johnson 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .614 -0.071 0.99 0.000 -0.071 -0.6 11 0
   Larry Biittner PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .707 -0.040 1.54 0.000 -0.040 -0.4 0 0
Jim Sundberg C 3 0 1 0 0 1 .211 .534 -0.040 0.98 0.019 -0.060 -0.4 2 0
   Pete O'Brien PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .219 .547 0.038 0.75 0.038 0.000 0.4
George Wright CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 .263 .620 0.053 1.08 0.110 -0.057 0.4 4 0
Bucky Dent SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .712 -0.156 1.43 0.000 -0.156 -1.3 0 2
Wayne Tolleson 2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 .290 .683 -0.091 1.10 0.007 -0.098 -0.7 1 2
Danny Darwin P 0 1
Team Totals 35 2 9 2 2 3 .257 .583 -0.431 0.96 0.313 -0.747 -2.5 24 10
2B: B Bell (12, off B Black).
TB: B Bell 3; G Wright 2; P O'Brien; B Sample; J Sundberg; L Parrish; D Hostetler.
RBI: L Parrish 2 (22).
2-out RBI: L Parrish 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
E: L Parrish (3).
Baserunning
SB: B Sample (12, 2nd base off B Black/J Wathan).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 .302 .770 0.132 0.68 0.155 -0.023 1.4 3 0 2B,SB
Pat Sheridan RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .545 -0.070 0.62 0.000 -0.070 -1.2 2 0
George Brett 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 .388 1.260 0.077 0.38 0.104 -0.027 0.4 1 3 HR
Hal McRae DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 .353 .941 -0.019 0.47 0.021 -0.039 -0.3 2B
Amos Otis CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .227 .595 -0.018 0.50 0.024 -0.042 -0.2 1 0 SB
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .764 -0.042 0.56 0.000 -0.042 -0.7 5 0
John Wathan C 2 1 0 0 1 0 .277 .632 -0.023 0.57 0.006 -0.029 -0.2 3 0
Joe Simpson 1B 3 1 1 2 0 0 .150 .407 0.060 0.54 0.080 -0.020 2.1 10 2 3B
U.L. Washington SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .524 -0.029 0.38 0.000 -0.029 -0.5 0 4
Buddy Black P 2 1
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 2
Team Totals 31 5 7 3 1 2 .226 .702 0.068 0.53 0.390 -0.321 1.0 27 12
2B: W Wilson (9, off D Darwin); H McRae (12, off D Darwin).
3B: J Simpson (1, off D Darwin).
HR: G Brett (11, off D Darwin; 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: G Brett 4; H McRae 3; J Simpson 3; W Wilson 3; A Otis.
RBI: J Simpson 2 (4); G Brett (33).
2-out RBI: G Brett.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Brett-J Simpson-B Black.
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (18, 2nd base off D Darwin/J Sundberg); A Otis (3, 2nd base off D Darwin/J Sundberg).

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Danny Darwin, L (3-4) 8 7 5 4 1 2 1 3.05 32 51 -0.067 0.53 -1.0
Team Totals 8 7 5 4 1 2 1 4.50 32 51 -0.067 0.53 -1.0

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Buddy Black, W (1-0) 7.2 6 2 2 2 3 0 2.35 30 60 0.382 0.83 1.8
Dan Quisenberry, S (10) 1.1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.36 7 1 0 0.051 1.55 0.7
Team Totals 9 9 2 2 2 3 0 2.00 37 60 1 0 0.433 0.96 2.5
Balks: None.
WP: D Darwin (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry McCoy, 1B - Greg Kosc, 2B - Ted Hendry, 3B - Jim Evans.
Time of Game: 2:27.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Texas Rangers         Kansas City Royals
1 Billy Sample LF 1 Willie Wilson LF
2 Buddy Bell 3B 2 Pat Sheridan RF
3 Larry Parrish RF 3 George Brett 3B
4 Dave Hostetler DH 4 Hal McRae DH
5 Bob Johnson 1B 5 Amos Otis CF
6 Jim Sundberg C 6 Frank White 2B
7 George Wright CF 7 John Wathan C
8 Bucky Dent SS 8 Joe Simpson 1B
9 Wayne Tolleson 2B 9 U.L. Washington SS
Danny Darwin P Buddy Black P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 --- R KCR G. Brett D. Darwin 10% 61% Home Run
b7 2-0 1 12- RRR KCR J. Simpson D. Darwin 8% 98% Triple to RF; Otis Scores; Wathan Scores; Simpson Scores/Adv on E9/No RBI/unER
b3 1-0 2 --3 R KCR G. Brett D. Darwin 8% 74% Wild Pitch; Wilson Scores
t9 2-5 0 1-- TEX G. Wright D. Quisenberry -8% 85% Single; O'Brien to 2B
t5 0-2 1 1-- OO TEX B. Dent B. Black 6% 81% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B-P

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' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O TEX B. Sample B. Black 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O TEX B. Bell B. Black 2% 54% Foul Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O TEX L. Parrish B. Black 1% 55% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Darwin -2% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR P. Sheridan D. Darwin -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- R KCR G. Brett D. Darwin 10% 61% Home Run
b1 1-0 2 --- KCR H. McRae D. Darwin 2% 63% Double to CF
b1 1-0 2 -2- O KCR A. Otis D. Darwin -3% 60% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- TEX D. Hostetler B. Black -4% 57% Walk
t2 0-1 0 1-- O TEX B. Johnson B. Black 4% 60% Flyball: RF
t2 0-1 1 1-- O TEX J. Sundberg B. Black 3% 63% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-1 2 1-- O TEX G. Wright B. Black 2% 66% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Darwin -2% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan D. Darwin -1% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 1-0 2 --- O KCR J. Simpson D. Darwin -1% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Buddy Black facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O TEX B. Dent B. Black 3% 64% Flyball: LF
t3 0-1 1 --- O TEX W. Tolleson B. Black 2% 66% Flyball: LF
t3 0-1 2 --- TEX B. Sample B. Black -1% 64% Single to LF
t3 0-1 2 1-- TEX B. Bell B. Black -1% 63% Sample Steals 2B
t3 0-1 2 -2- O TEX B. Bell B. Black 4% 67% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- O KCR U. Washington D. Darwin -2% 65% Flyball: CF
b3 1-0 1 --- KCR W. Wilson D. Darwin 4% 69% Double to LF
b3 1-0 1 -2- O KCR P. Sheridan D. Darwin -3% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wilson to 3B
b3 1-0 2 --3 R KCR G. Brett D. Darwin 8% 74% Wild Pitch; Wilson Scores
b3 2-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Darwin -1% 73% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- O TEX L. Parrish B. Black 3% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-2 1 --- O TEX D. Hostetler B. Black 2% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-2 2 --- O TEX B. Johnson B. Black 1% 79% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 4-5-6
b4 2-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Darwin -2% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-0 1 --- O KCR A. Otis D. Darwin -1% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-0 2 --- O KCR F. White D. Darwin -1% 75% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 6-7-8
t5 0-2 0 --- O TEX J. Sundberg B. Black 3% 78% Flyball: RF
t5 0-2 1 --- TEX G. Wright B. Black -3% 75% Single to LF
t5 0-2 1 1-- OO TEX B. Dent B. Black 6% 81% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 7-8-9
b5 2-0 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan D. Darwin -1% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 2-0 1 --- O KCR J. Simpson D. Darwin -1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-0 2 --- O KCR U. Washington D. Darwin -1% 78% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 9-1-2
t6 0-2 0 --- O TEX W. Tolleson B. Black 3% 81% Flyball: CF
t6 0-2 1 --- O TEX B. Sample B. Black 2% 83% Flyball: 2B
t6 0-2 2 --- TEX B. Bell B. Black -2% 82% Single to CF
t6 0-2 2 1-- O TEX L. Parrish B. Black 3% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 1-2-3
b6 2-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson D. Darwin 2% 87% Single to LF
b6 2-0 0 1-- KCR P. Sheridan D. Darwin 2% 88% Wilson Steals 2B
b6 2-0 0 -2- O KCR P. Sheridan D. Darwin -2% 86% Foul Flyball: 3B
b6 2-0 1 -2- O KCR G. Brett D. Darwin -2% 84% Groundout: P-1B; Wilson to 3B
b6 2-0 2 --3 O KCR H. McRae D. Darwin -2% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
t7 0-2 0 --- O TEX D. Hostetler B. Black 3% 85% Strikeout
t7 0-2 1 --- O TEX B. Johnson B. Black 2% 88% Foul Flyball: 1B
t7 0-2 2 --- TEX J. Sundberg B. Black -2% 86% Single to LF
t7 0-2 2 1-- O TEX G. Wright B. Black 3% 89% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 5-6-7
b7 2-0 0 --- KCR A. Otis D. Darwin 2% 90% Single to RF
b7 2-0 0 1-- O KCR F. White D. Darwin -1% 89% Flyball: RF
b7 2-0 1 1-- KCR J. Wathan D. Darwin 1% 90% Otis Steals 2B
b7 2-0 1 -2- KCR J. Wathan D. Darwin 1% 90% Walk
b7 2-0 1 12- RRR KCR J. Simpson D. Darwin 8% 98% Triple to RF; Otis Scores; Wathan Scores; Simpson Scores/Adv on E9/No RBI/unER
b7 5-0 1 --- O KCR U. Washington D. Darwin -0% 98% Flyball: LF
b7 5-0 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Darwin -0% 98% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Buddy Black facing 8-9-1
t8 0-5 0 --- O TEX B. Dent B. Black 1% 99% Flyball: 2B
t8 0-5 1 --- TEX W. Tolleson B. Black -1% 98% Walk
t8 0-5 1 1-- O TEX B. Sample B. Black 1% 99% Flyball: 1B
t8 0-5 2 1-- TEX B. Bell B. Black -1% 98% Double to LF; Tolleson to 3B
t8 0-5 2 -23 RR TEX L. Parrish B. Black -3% 96% Single to CF; Tolleson Scores; Bell Scores
Dan Quisenberry replaces Buddy Black pitching
t8 2-5 2 1-- TEX D. Hostetler D. Quisenberry -2% 93% Single to RF; Parrish to 2B
Larry Biittner pinch hits for Bob Johnson (1B) batting 5th
t8 2-5 2 12- O TEX L. Biittner D. Quisenberry 4% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 2-3-4
Larry Biittner moves from PH to 1B
b8 5-2 0 --- O KCR P. Sheridan D. Darwin -0% 97% Flyball: RF
b8 5-2 1 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Darwin -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 5-2 2 --- KCR H. McRae D. Darwin 0% 97% Single to LF
b8 5-2 2 1-- O KCR A. Otis D. Darwin -0% 97% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 6-7-8
Pete O'Brien pinch hits for Jim Sundberg (C) batting 6th
t9 2-5 0 --- TEX P. O'Brien D. Quisenberry -4% 93% Single to CF
t9 2-5 0 1-- TEX G. Wright D. Quisenberry -8% 85% Single; O'Brien to 2B
t9 2-5 0 12- O TEX B. Dent D. Quisenberry 6% 91% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; O'Brien to 3B
t9 2-5 1 1-3 O TEX W. Tolleson D. Quisenberry 5% 96% Groundout: P-1B; Dent to 2B
t9 2-5 2 -23 O TEX B. Sample D. Quisenberry 4% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 5.

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