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Sunday, April 8, 1984,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 13,146, Time of Game: 2:37
Indians
4
3-1
 Lost 1 
2nd, 1½ GB
at Royals
5
3-2
 Won 1 
3rd, 1 GB
W: Buddy Black (2-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   3  0  0   1  0  0    4 10  0
Royals          0  1  0   0  0  0   1  3  X    5 12  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brett Butler CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .294 .368 .294 .663 0.003 0.86 0.082 -0.079 -0.2 3 0 CS
Tony Bernazard 2B 3 1 3 1 1 0 4 .357 .500 .357 .857 0.187 1.03 0.217 -0.030 1.7 3 3 SB,CS
Julio Franco SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .267 .313 .400 .713 -0.043 1.10 0.088 -0.131 -0.8 0 1 CS,GDP
Andre Thornton DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .188 .278 .188 .465 -0.078 0.79 0.000 -0.078 -0.9
Pat Tabler 1B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .500 .500 .667 1.167 -0.008 0.56 0.023 -0.031 -0.2 8 0 2B
   Mike Hargrove 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.073 2.86 0.000 -0.073 -0.2 2 1
Brook Jacoby 3B 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .333 .412 .600 1.012 0.124 1.05 0.187 -0.063 1.6 1 3 HR
Ron Hassey C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .438 .471 .500 .971 -0.087 0.84 0.000 -0.087 -0.7 5 1
George Vukovich RF 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .308 .375 .462 .837 0.017 0.51 0.034 -0.017 0.1 2 0
Otis Nixon LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .063 .063 .063 .125 -0.081 0.74 0.000 -0.081 -0.9 0 0 GDP
Rick Sutcliffe P 0 1
   George Frazier P 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 10 4 2 6 34 .312 .353 .438 .790 -0.039 0.92 0.631 -0.670 -0.4 24 10
2B: P Tabler (2, off B Black).
HR: B Jacoby (1, off B Black, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: B Jacoby 5; T Bernazard 3; B Butler 2; P Tabler 2; G Vukovich; J Franco.
GIDP: J Franco (2); O Nixon (2).
RBI: B Jacoby 2 (3); T Bernazard (2); J Franco (6).
2-out RBI: B Jacoby.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Franco-T Bernazard-P Tabler; M Hargrove-B Jacoby.
Baserunning
SB: T Bernazard (4, 2nd base off B Black/D Slaught).
CS: B Butler (2, 2nd base by B Black/D Slaught); J Franco (1, 2nd base by B Black/D Slaught); T Bernazard (1, 2nd base by B Black/D Slaught).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Onix Concepcion SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 5 .182 .250 .364 .614 -0.115 1.10 0.050 -0.165 -2.0 0 4 HBP
Pat Sheridan CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .235 .350 .471 .821 -0.011 0.98 0.095 -0.107 0.2 3 0 3B,GDP
Jorge Orta RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .308 .308 .538 .846 0.012 1.03 0.103 -0.091 0.0 3 0 2B,CS
   Darryl Motley RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .800 1.300 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Hal McRae DH 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 .389 .429 .444 .873 0.195 1.26 0.205 -0.010 1.3 2B
Steve Balboni 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .200 .238 .350 .588 -0.167 2.15 0.000 -0.167 -1.1 7 0
Frank White 2B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .333 .400 .500 .900 0.012 1.83 0.131 -0.119 0.1 6 4
Butch Davis LF 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .263 .300 .368 .668 0.292 1.91 0.366 -0.075 1.6 2 0 2B,SB
Don Slaught C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .286 .389 .357 .746 -0.098 2.09 0.006 -0.104 -0.9 6 3 IW
Greg Pryor 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .444 .444 .556 1.000 -0.023 1.14 0.025 -0.049 -0.1 0 0
   Orlando Sanchez PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 0.366 6.58 0.366 0.000 1.8 2B
   Tucker Ashford 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Buddy Black P 0 2
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 33 5 12 5 3 4 37 .364 .432 .545 .978 0.463 1.63 1.347 -0.887 1.0 27 13
2B: J Orta (1, off R Sutcliffe); H McRae (1, off R Sutcliffe); B Davis (2, off G Frazier); O Sanchez (1, off G Frazier).
3B: P Sheridan (2, off R Sutcliffe).
IBB: D Slaught (1, by G Frazier).
HBP: O Concepcion (1, by R Sutcliffe).
TB: P Sheridan 3; B Davis 3; J Orta 3; H McRae 3; O Sanchez 2; F White 2; G Pryor; O Concepcion.
GIDP: P Sheridan (2).
RBI: O Sanchez 2 (2); F White (6); P Sheridan (1); B Davis (2).
2-out RBI: P Sheridan.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. O Concepcion-F White-S Balboni 2.
Baserunning
SB: B Davis (1, 2nd base off R Sutcliffe/R Hassey).
CS: J Orta (1, 2nd base by R Sutcliffe/R Hassey).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Sutcliffe 7 9 3 3 2 4 0 2.25 31 49 0.112 1.31 0.8
George Frazier, BS (1), L (0-1) 1 3 2 2 1 0 0 6.00 6 1 1 -0.572 3.36 -1.9
Team Totals 8 12 5 5 3 4 0 5.62 37 49 1 1 -0.460 1.63 -1.0
R Sutcliffe faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Buddy Black, W (2-0) 8 10 4 4 2 4 1 3.60 31 48 -0.122 0.82 -0.0
Dan Quisenberry, S (2) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.161 2.12 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 4 4 2 6 1 4.00 34 48 0 0 0.039 0.92 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: R Sutcliffe (1; O Concepcion).
IBB: G Frazier (1; D Slaught).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Dale Ford, 2B - Ken Kaiser, 3B - Rocky Roe.
Time of Game: 2:37.
Attendance: 13,146.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Royals
1 Brett Butler CF 1 Onix Concepcion SS
2 Tony Bernazard 2B 2 Pat Sheridan CF
3 Julio Franco SS 3 Jorge Orta RF
4 Andre Thornton DH 4 Hal McRae DH
5 Pat Tabler 1B 5 Steve Balboni 1B
6 Brook Jacoby 3B 6 Frank White 2B
7 Ron Hassey C 7 Butch Davis LF
8 George Vukovich RF 8 Don Slaught C
9 Otis Nixon LF 9 Greg Pryor 3B
Rick Sutcliffe P Buddy Black P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 3-4 1 123 RR KCR O. Sanchez G. Frazier 37% 92% Double; White Scores; Davis Scores; Slaught to 3B
b8 3-4 1 1-- KCR B. Davis G. Frazier 24% 55% Double; White to 3B
t4 0-1 0 1-- R CLE T. Bernazard B. Black -12% 46% Single; Butler Scores
b8 2-4 0 --- KCR H. McRae R. Sutcliffe 11% 27% Double
t4 2-1 2 -2- R CLE B. Jacoby B. Black -10% 29% Single; Tabler Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CLE B. Butler B. Black -4% 46% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CLE T. Bernazard B. Black 6% 52% Butler Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t1 0-0 1 --- CLE T. Bernazard B. Black -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO CLE J. Franco B. Black 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Sutcliffe facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR O. Concepcion R. Sutcliffe -2% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR P. Sheridan R. Sutcliffe -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- KCR J. Orta R. Sutcliffe 1% 52% Single
b1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae R. Sutcliffe -2% 50% Orta Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CLE A. Thornton B. Black 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O CLE P. Tabler B. Black 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- O CLE B. Jacoby B. Black 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Sutcliffe facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- KCR H. McRae R. Sutcliffe 4% 59% Single
b2 0-0 0 1-- O KCR S. Balboni R. Sutcliffe -3% 55% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 1-- KCR F. White R. Sutcliffe 4% 59% Single; McRae to 2B
b2 0-0 1 12- R KCR B. Davis R. Sutcliffe 10% 69% Single; McRae Scores; White to 2B
b2 1-0 1 12- O KCR D. Slaught R. Sutcliffe -4% 65% Strikeout
b2 1-0 2 12- KCR G. Pryor R. Sutcliffe 3% 68% Single; White to 3B; Davis to 2B
b2 1-0 2 123 O KCR O. Concepcion R. Sutcliffe -6% 61% Flyball: RF
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Buddy Black facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- O CLE R. Hassey B. Black 3% 64% Flyball: RF
t3 0-1 1 --- CLE G. Vukovich B. Black -3% 61% Walk
t3 0-1 1 1-- OO CLE O. Nixon B. Black 6% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Rick Sutcliffe facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- O KCR P. Sheridan R. Sutcliffe -2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- O KCR J. Orta R. Sutcliffe -1% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Sutcliffe -1% 63% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
t4 0-1 0 --- CLE B. Butler B. Black -5% 58% Single
t4 0-1 0 1-- R CLE T. Bernazard B. Black -12% 46% Single; Butler Scores
t4 1-1 0 1-- CLE J. Franco B. Black -3% 43% Bernazard Steals 2B
t4 1-1 0 -2- R CLE J. Franco B. Black -9% 34% Single; Bernazard Scores
t4 2-1 0 1-- O CLE A. Thornton B. Black 3% 37% Flyball: RF
t4 2-1 1 1-- O CLE P. Tabler B. Black 4% 41% Franco Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t4 2-1 2 --- CLE P. Tabler B. Black -2% 39% Double
t4 2-1 2 -2- R CLE B. Jacoby B. Black -10% 29% Single; Tabler Scores
t4 3-1 2 1-- O CLE R. Hassey B. Black 2% 30% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Rick Sutcliffe facing 5-6-7
b4 1-3 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni R. Sutcliffe -3% 28% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 1-3 1 --- O KCR F. White R. Sutcliffe -2% 26% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-3 2 --- KCR B. Davis R. Sutcliffe 2% 27% Walk
b4 1-3 2 1-- KCR D. Slaught R. Sutcliffe 1% 28% Davis Steals 2B
b4 1-3 2 -2- O KCR D. Slaught R. Sutcliffe -4% 24% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Buddy Black facing 8-9-1
t5 3-1 0 --- O CLE G. Vukovich B. Black 2% 26% Flyball: LF
t5 3-1 1 --- O CLE O. Nixon B. Black 1% 27% Groundout: P-1B
t5 3-1 2 --- O CLE B. Butler B. Black 1% 28% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Rick Sutcliffe facing 9-1-2
b5 1-3 0 --- O KCR G. Pryor R. Sutcliffe -3% 25% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 1-3 1 --- KCR O. Concepcion R. Sutcliffe 4% 29% Single
b5 1-3 1 1-- OO KCR P. Sheridan R. Sutcliffe -7% 22% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Buddy Black facing 2-3-4
t6 3-1 0 --- CLE T. Bernazard B. Black -3% 19% Single
t6 3-1 0 1-- O CLE J. Franco B. Black 2% 21% Strikeout
t6 3-1 1 1-- O CLE A. Thornton B. Black 3% 24% Bernazard Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t6 3-1 2 --- O CLE A. Thornton B. Black 1% 25% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Rick Sutcliffe facing 3-4-5
b6 1-3 0 --- KCR J. Orta R. Sutcliffe 9% 34% Double
b6 1-3 0 -2- KCR H. McRae R. Sutcliffe 6% 40% Walk
b6 1-3 0 12- O KCR S. Balboni R. Sutcliffe -5% 35% Flyball: RF; Orta to 3B
b6 1-3 1 1-3 O KCR F. White R. Sutcliffe -10% 25% Strikeout
b6 1-3 2 1-3 O KCR B. Davis R. Sutcliffe -7% 18% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Buddy Black facing 5-6-7
t7 3-1 0 --- O CLE P. Tabler B. Black 2% 19% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-1 1 --- R CLE B. Jacoby B. Black -8% 11% Home Run
t7 4-1 1 --- O CLE R. Hassey B. Black 1% 12% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 4-1 2 --- CLE G. Vukovich B. Black -0% 11% Single
t7 4-1 2 1-- O CLE O. Nixon B. Black 1% 12% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Rick Sutcliffe facing 8-9-1
Mike Hargrove replaces Pat Tabler playing 1B batting 5th
b7 1-4 0 --- O KCR D. Slaught R. Sutcliffe -3% 9% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 1-4 1 --- O KCR G. Pryor R. Sutcliffe -2% 8% Flyball: 2B
b7 1-4 2 --- KCR O. Concepcion R. Sutcliffe 1% 9% Hit By Pitch
b7 1-4 2 1-- R KCR P. Sheridan R. Sutcliffe 10% 19% Triple; Concepcion Scores
b7 2-4 2 --3 O KCR J. Orta R. Sutcliffe -5% 13% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
t8 4-2 0 --- O CLE B. Butler B. Black 1% 14% Groundout: P-1B
t8 4-2 1 --- CLE T. Bernazard B. Black -1% 13% Single
t8 4-2 1 1-- O CLE J. Franco B. Black 2% 15% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Franco to 1B
t8 4-2 2 1-- O CLE A. Thornton B. Black 1% 16% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Indians' Rick Sutcliffe facing 4-5-6
b8 2-4 0 --- KCR H. McRae R. Sutcliffe 11% 27% Double
George Frazier replaces Rick Sutcliffe pitching
b8 2-4 0 -2- O KCR S. Balboni G. Frazier -5% 21% Foul Flyball: C; McRae to 3B
b8 2-4 1 --3 R KCR F. White G. Frazier 9% 31% Single; McRae Scores
b8 3-4 1 1-- KCR B. Davis G. Frazier 24% 55% Double; White to 3B
b8 3-4 1 -23 KCR D. Slaught G. Frazier 1% 55% Intentional Walk
Orlando Sanchez pinch hits for Greg Pryor (3B) batting 9th
b8 3-4 1 123 RR KCR O. Sanchez G. Frazier 37% 92% Double; White Scores; Davis Scores; Slaught to 3B
b8 5-4 1 -23 OO KCR O. Concepcion G. Frazier -8% 84% Double Play: Flyball: 1B-3B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 5-6-7
Dan Quisenberry replaces Buddy Black pitching
Tucker Ashford replaces Orlando Sanchez (PH) playing 3B batting 9th
Darryl Motley replaces Jorge Orta playing RF batting 3rd
t9 4-5 0 --- O CLE M. Hargrove D. Quisenberry 7% 91% Flyball: CF
t9 4-5 1 --- O CLE B. Jacoby D. Quisenberry 5% 96% Strikeout
t9 4-5 2 --- O CLE R. Hassey D. Quisenberry 4% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 5.

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