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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BOS
3
2
MIL
@CLE
11
7
BAL
@DET
1
14
 
(5)
CAL
@KCR
6
4
OAK
@TEX
2
3
SEA
@TOR
3
7
HOU
@LAD
15
2
STL
@MON
1
10
PIT
@NYM
4
0
CHC
@PHI
5
8
SDP
@SFG
1
8
Tuesday, September 20, 1983,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 15,003, Time of Game: 2:46
Angels
6
66-85
 Won 1 
5th, 23½ GB
at Royals
4
73-77
 Lost 1 
2nd, 16 GB
W: Tommy John (11-12)
L: Paul Splittorff (11-8)
S: Mike Witt (5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Angels          3  1  0   0  0  1   0  0  1    6  7  1
Royals          0  1  0   0  0  0   0  1  2    4 11  6

California Angels

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gary Pettis CF 3 3 0 0 2 0 5 .211 .318 .289 .608 0.064 0.50 0.092 -0.028 1.1 6 0 SB
Ellis Valentine RF 3 1 2 1 1 0 5 .240 .283 .422 .706 0.041 0.65 0.091 -0.049 0.6 2 0 SF,GDP
Juan Beniquez LF 4 1 1 2 0 0 5 .303 .344 .383 .727 0.090 0.68 0.119 -0.030 0.5 1 0 SF,GDP
Doug DeCinces 3B 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .276 .328 .503 .831 0.126 1.65 0.126 0.000 1.6 2B
   Ricky Adams PR-3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .257 .312 .337 .649 -0.025 0.39 0.003 -0.028 -0.5 0 8
Brian Downing DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .245 .360 .419 .778 -0.051 0.43 0.000 -0.051 -1.0
Ron Jackson 1B 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .237 .298 .360 .659 0.022 0.47 0.052 -0.031 0.8 10 1 SB
Bob Boone C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .265 .298 .360 .658 -0.022 0.46 0.017 -0.038 -0.7 2 0 GDP
Steve Lubratich 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .222 .231 .285 .516 -0.032 0.38 0.000 -0.032 -0.8 3 1 SH
Dick Schofield SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .103 .188 .207 .394 0.015 0.31 0.029 -0.014 -0.1 1 2
Tommy John P 2 2
   Mike Witt P 0 0
Team Totals 32 6 7 6 4 1 39 .219 .289 .250 .539 0.228 0.52 0.529 -0.301 1.5 27 14
2B: D DeCinces (18, off P Splittorff).
SF: J Beniquez (1, off P Splittorff); E Valentine (4, off D Hood).
SH: S Lubratich (11, off K Creel).
TB: E Valentine 2; D DeCinces 2; D Schofield; J Beniquez; B Boone; R Adams.
GIDP: J Beniquez (10); E Valentine (6); B Boone (17).
RBI: D DeCinces 2 (63); J Beniquez 2 (33); B Boone (49); E Valentine (39).
2-out RBI: J Beniquez.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Fielding
E: D Schofield (5).
Baserunning
SB: G Pettis (3, 2nd base off P Splittorff/D Slaught); R Jackson (2, 2nd base off K Creel/D Slaught).
Pickoffs: G Pettis (1st base by D Hood).

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 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .282 .321 .362 .682 0.046 1.10 0.108 -0.062 0.0 3 0
U.L. Washington SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .236 .303 .324 .626 -0.001 0.71 0.040 -0.041 -0.1 2 4
   Willie Aikens PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .302 .377 .523 .901 -0.057 5.00 0.000 -0.057 0.0 SF
Frank White 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .262 .280 .404 .684 -0.194 1.54 0.012 -0.205 -1.1 3 6
Hal McRae DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .316 .377 .469 .847 -0.021 0.84 0.043 -0.064 0.2
Ron Johnson 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .353 .389 .353 .742 0.007 0.90 0.062 -0.056 0.1 14 1
Butch Davis LF 4 2 1 0 0 1 4 .291 .318 .430 .748 -0.048 0.94 0.026 -0.074 0.1 1 0 3B
Don Slaught C 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .310 .333 .392 .725 0.017 0.88 0.059 -0.042 0.2 1 0
Darryl Motley RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .205 .250 .364 .614 -0.005 1.07 0.067 -0.072 0.2 2 0
Onix Concepcion 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .244 .285 .326 .611 -0.016 1.10 0.067 -0.082 -0.2 0 3
Paul Splittorff P 0 0
   Keith Creel P 1 1
   Don Hood P 0 1
Team Totals 37 4 11 4 1 1 39 .297 .308 .351 .659 -0.272 1.12 0.484 -0.755 -0.5 27 16
3B: B Davis (3, off T John).
SF: W Aikens (1, off M Witt).
TB: B Davis 3; R Johnson 2; D Slaught 2; D Motley; U Washington; O Concepcion; W Wilson; H McRae; F White.
RBI: W Aikens (62); D Slaught (25); H McRae (78); D Motley (8).
2-out RBI: D Motley; H McRae.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 3. D Hood-U Washington-R Johnson; U Washington-F White-R Johnson; F White-U Washington-R Johnson.
E: O Concepcion 2 (15); D Slaught (11); D Motley (1); R Johnson (2); D Hood (3).

California Angels

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tommy John, W (11-12) 8.1 11 4 4 1 1 0 4.32 37 45 0.070 0.92 -0.1
Mike Witt, S (5) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.30 2 3 1 0.202 4.95 0.6
Team Totals 9 11 4 4 1 1 0 4.00 39 45 3 1 0.272 1.12 0.5

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, L (11-8) 1.2 3 4 3 3 0 0 3.75 12 32 -0.298 0.93 -3.4
Keith Creel 5.1 4 1 0 1 1 0 6.27 20 2 0 0.077 0.43 1.9
Don Hood 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.38 7 0 0 -0.007 0.06 0.0
Team Totals 9 7 6 3 4 1 0 3.00 39 32 2 0 -0.228 0.52 -1.5
Balks: None.
WP: T John (10).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: D Hood (2; G Pettis, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rocky Roe, 1B - Ken Kaiser, 2B - Larry Barnett, 3B - Larry McCoy.
Time of Game: 2:46.
Attendance: 15,003.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 4-6 2 -23 O KCR F. White M. Witt 15% 100% Foul Flyball: C
t1 1-0 0 12- RR CAL D. DeCinces P. Splittorff 13% 80% Double to RF; Valentine Scores; Beniquez Scores/unER
b9 3-6 1 1-3 KCR W. Wilson T. John -9% 80% Walk; Concepcion to 2B
b9 3-6 1 1-- KCR O. Concepcion T. John -7% 89% Single to RF; Slaught to 3B
b2 0-4 2 1-3 R KCR D. Motley T. John -7% 76% Single to RF; Davis Scores; Slaught to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CAL G. Pettis P. Splittorff 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- CAL E. Valentine P. Splittorff 2% 56% Pettis Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- CAL E. Valentine P. Splittorff 6% 62% Single to RF; Pettis to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 R CAL J. Beniquez P. Splittorff 5% 68% Reached on E9/Sacrifice Fly; Pettis Scores; Valentine to 2B
t1 1-0 0 12- RR CAL D. DeCinces P. Splittorff 13% 80% Double to RF; Valentine Scores; Beniquez Scores/unER
Ricky Adams pinch runs for Doug DeCinces (3B) batting 4th
t1 3-0 0 -2- O CAL B. Downing P. Splittorff -3% 78% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 3-0 1 -2- O CAL R. Jackson P. Splittorff -2% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 3-0 2 -2- O CAL B. Boone P. Splittorff -2% 74% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Angels 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Angels' Tommy John facing 1-2-3
Ricky Adams moves from PR to 3B
b1 0-3 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson T. John 2% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-3 1 --- O KCR U. Washington T. John 1% 77% Flyball: CF
b1 0-3 2 --- O KCR F. White T. John 1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
t2 3-0 0 --- O CAL S. Lubratich P. Splittorff -1% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 3-0 1 --- CAL D. Schofield P. Splittorff 1% 78% Walk
t2 3-0 1 1-- O CAL G. Pettis P. Splittorff -2% 77% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t2 3-0 2 1-- CAL E. Valentine P. Splittorff 1% 78% Walk; Pettis to 2B
t2 3-0 2 12- R CAL J. Beniquez P. Splittorff 7% 84% Single to CF; Pettis Scores; Valentine to 2B
Keith Creel replaces Paul Splittorff pitching
t2 4-0 2 12- O CAL R. Adams K. Creel -2% 82% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Angels' Tommy John facing 4-5-6
b2 0-4 0 --- O KCR H. McRae T. John 2% 84% Lineout: P
b2 0-4 1 --- KCR R. Johnson T. John -2% 82% Single to LF
b2 0-4 1 1-- O KCR B. Davis T. John 2% 84% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B; Davis to 2B/Adv on E6
b2 0-4 2 -2- KCR D. Slaught T. John -2% 82% Single to 1B; Davis to 3B
b2 0-4 2 1-3 R KCR D. Motley T. John -7% 76% Single to RF; Davis Scores; Slaught to 2B
b2 1-4 2 12- O KCR O. Concepcion T. John 4% 80% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Keith Creel facing 5-6-7
t3 4-1 0 --- O CAL B. Downing K. Creel -1% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 4-1 1 --- O CAL R. Jackson K. Creel -1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 4-1 2 --- O CAL B. Boone K. Creel -1% 77% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Angels' Tommy John facing 1-2-3
b3 1-4 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson T. John 2% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-4 1 --- KCR U. Washington T. John -3% 77% Single to RF
b3 1-4 1 1-- KCR F. White T. John -1% 75% Wild Pitch; Washington to 2B
b3 1-4 1 -2- O KCR F. White T. John 3% 78% Groundout: 1B-P; Washington to 3B
b3 1-4 2 --3 O KCR H. McRae T. John 3% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Angels Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Keith Creel facing 8-9-1
t4 4-1 0 --- O CAL S. Lubratich K. Creel -1% 80% Flyball: 1B
t4 4-1 1 --- CAL D. Schofield K. Creel 1% 82% Single to SS
t4 4-1 1 1-- CAL G. Pettis K. Creel 2% 84% Walk; Schofield to 2B
t4 4-1 1 12- OO CAL E. Valentine K. Creel -5% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Angels' Tommy John facing 5-6-7
b4 1-4 0 --- KCR R. Johnson T. John -4% 75% Single to LF
b4 1-4 0 1-- O KCR B. Davis T. John 4% 79% Strikeout
b4 1-4 1 1-- O KCR D. Slaught T. John 3% 82% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b4 1-4 2 1-- O KCR D. Motley T. John 2% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Angels Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Keith Creel facing 3-4-5
t5 4-1 0 --- O CAL J. Beniquez K. Creel -1% 83% Flyball: CF
t5 4-1 1 --- O CAL R. Adams K. Creel -1% 82% Lineout: P
t5 4-1 2 --- O CAL B. Downing K. Creel -1% 81% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Angels' Tommy John facing 9-1-2
b5 1-4 0 --- O KCR O. Concepcion T. John 3% 84% Flyball: CF
b5 1-4 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson T. John 2% 86% Lineout: 2B
b5 1-4 2 --- O KCR U. Washington T. John 1% 87% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Angels Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Keith Creel facing 6-7-8
t6 4-1 0 --- CAL R. Jackson K. Creel 2% 88% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t6 4-1 0 1-- CAL B. Boone K. Creel 3% 91% Jackson Steals 2B; Jackson to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
t6 4-1 0 --3 R CAL B. Boone K. Creel 2% 93% Single to LF; Jackson Scores/unER
t6 5-1 0 1-- O CAL S. Lubratich K. Creel -0% 93% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Boone to 2B
t6 5-1 1 -2- O CAL D. Schofield K. Creel -1% 92% Flyball: RF
t6 5-1 2 -2- O CAL G. Pettis K. Creel -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 5, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Angels' Tommy John facing 3-4-5
b6 1-5 0 --- O KCR F. White T. John 2% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 1-5 1 --- O KCR H. McRae T. John 1% 94% Flyball: RF
b6 1-5 2 --- O KCR R. Johnson T. John 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 5, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Angels Batting, Ahead 5-1, Royals' Keith Creel facing 2-3-4
t7 5-1 0 --- CAL E. Valentine K. Creel 1% 95% Single to LF
t7 5-1 0 1-- OO CAL J. Beniquez K. Creel -2% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t7 5-1 2 --- CAL R. Adams K. Creel 0% 94% Single to P
t7 5-1 2 1-- O CAL B. Downing K. Creel -1% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 5, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Angels' Tommy John facing 6-7-8
b7 1-5 0 --- O KCR B. Davis T. John 2% 95% Flyball: LF
b7 1-5 1 --- O KCR D. Slaught T. John 1% 96% Flyball: CF
b7 1-5 2 --- O KCR D. Motley T. John 1% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 5, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Angels Batting, Ahead 5-1, Royals' Don Hood facing 6-7-8
Don Hood replaces Keith Creel pitching
t8 5-1 0 --- CAL R. Jackson D. Hood 1% 97% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t8 5-1 0 1-- OO CAL B. Boone D. Hood -1% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t8 5-1 2 --- O CAL S. Lubratich D. Hood -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Angels 5, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Angels' Tommy John facing 9-1-2
b8 1-5 0 --- O KCR O. Concepcion T. John 2% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 1-5 1 --- KCR W. Wilson T. John -2% 96% Single to LF
b8 1-5 1 1-- O KCR U. Washington T. John 2% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B; Wilson to 2B
b8 1-5 2 -2- KCR F. White T. John -1% 96% Single to 2B; Wilson stays at 2B
b8 1-5 2 12- R KCR H. McRae T. John -4% 92% Single to RF; Wilson Scores; White to 2B
b8 2-5 2 12- O KCR R. Johnson T. John 5% 97% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 5, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Angels Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Don Hood facing 9-1-2
t9 5-2 0 --- O CAL D. Schofield D. Hood -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 5-2 1 --- CAL G. Pettis D. Hood 0% 97% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
t9 5-2 1 1-- CAL E. Valentine D. Hood 1% 98% Pettis Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Pettis to 3B
t9 5-2 1 --3 RO CAL E. Valentine D. Hood 1% 98% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Pettis Scores/unER
t9 6-2 2 --- O CAL J. Beniquez D. Hood -0% 98% Flyball: RF
1 run, 0 hits, 2 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 6, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-6, Angels' Tommy John facing 6-7-8
b9 2-6 0 --- KCR B. Davis T. John -3% 96% Triple to CF
b9 2-6 0 --3 R KCR D. Slaught T. John -4% 91% Single to RF; Davis Scores
b9 3-6 0 1-- O KCR D. Motley T. John 4% 96% Flyball: RF
b9 3-6 1 1-- KCR O. Concepcion T. John -7% 89% Single to RF; Slaught to 3B
b9 3-6 1 1-3 KCR W. Wilson T. John -9% 80% Walk; Concepcion to 2B
Mike Witt replaces Tommy John pitching
Willie Aikens pinch hits for U.L. Washington (SS) batting 2nd
b9 3-6 1 123 RO KCR W. Aikens M. Witt 6% 85% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Slaught Scores; Concepcion to 3B; Wilson to 2B
b9 4-6 2 -23 O KCR F. White M. Witt 15% 100% Foul Flyball: C
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 6, Royals 4.

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