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Saturday, April 28, 1984,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 18,194, Time of Game: 2:05
Blue Jays
6
13-9
 Won 2 
2nd, 5½ GB
at Royals
0
8-11
 Lost 3 
5th, 3½ GB
W: Dave Stieb (4-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Blue Jays       2  0  0   1  0  1   1  0  1    6 11  1
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  3  2

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Damaso Garcia 2B 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .394 .420 .511 .931 -0.020 0.50 0.035 -0.055 0.0 3 5 2B
Dave Collins LF 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .311 .364 .393 .757 0.009 0.48 0.044 -0.034 1.0 3 0 SB
Lloyd Moseby CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .259 .344 .494 .838 -0.021 0.50 0.030 -0.050 -0.6 2 0 2B
Willie Upshaw 1B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .377 .464 .783 1.247 0.152 0.64 0.173 -0.021 1.0 10 0 HR
George Bell DH 3 1 0 1 0 1 4 .364 .387 .568 .955 0.025 0.42 0.035 -0.010 0.0 SB,SF
Rance Mulliniks 3B 3 0 2 1 0 0 3 .288 .327 .346 .673 0.068 0.57 0.085 -0.017 0.8 0 0
   Garth Iorg PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .158 .179 .237 .416 -0.001 0.05 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 0 1
Ernie Whitt C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .216 .365 .392 .757 -0.033 0.31 0.000 -0.033 -0.7 7 0
Jesse Barfield RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .197 .232 .379 .611 -0.007 0.26 0.014 -0.021 0.1 0 0 2B
Alfredo Griffin SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .200 .207 .275 .482 -0.005 0.33 0.013 -0.019 0.1 2 2
Dave Stieb P 0 2
Team Totals 37 6 11 6 1 1 39 .297 .308 .459 .767 0.167 0.44 0.429 -0.261 1.6 27 10
2B: L Moseby (4, off B Saberhagen); J Barfield (3, off B Saberhagen); D Garcia (7, off B Saberhagen).
HR: W Upshaw (6, off B Saberhagen, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
SF: G Bell (1, off B Saberhagen).
TB: W Upshaw 4; D Garcia 3; J Barfield 2; R Mulliniks 2; L Moseby 2; D Collins 2; A Griffin 2.
RBI: W Upshaw 2 (16); R Mulliniks (5); D Garcia (10); G Bell (13); D Collins (6).
2-out RBI: W Upshaw 2; D Collins; R Mulliniks.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 8.
Fielding
E: A Griffin (3).
Baserunning
SB: D Collins (4, 2nd base off B Saberhagen/J Wathan); G Bell (3, 2nd base off B Saberhagen/J Wathan).
Pickoffs: D Garcia (1st base by B Saberhagen).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Darryl Motley RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .333 .348 .422 .770 -0.003 0.54 0.033 -0.036 -0.1 5 0
Pat Sheridan CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .318 .370 .470 .840 -0.016 0.76 0.041 -0.057 -0.4 5 0 2B
Jorge Orta LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .283 .291 .415 .706 -0.075 0.72 0.000 -0.075 -1.0 2 0
Hal McRae DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .324 .372 .437 .808 -0.023 0.52 0.025 -0.048 -0.4 3B
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .271 .320 .457 .777 -0.070 0.88 0.000 -0.070 -0.8 1 4
Steve Balboni 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .242 .342 .424 .766 -0.048 0.64 0.000 -0.048 -0.6 12 0
John Wathan C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .067 .125 .067 .192 -0.031 0.40 0.000 -0.031 -0.4 1 0
Greg Pryor 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .302 .333 .413 .746 -0.021 0.59 0.014 -0.035 -0.3 1 4
U.L. Washington SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.046 0.58 0.000 -0.046 -0.5 0 0
Bret Saberhagen P 0 1
   Paul Splittorff P 0 1
Team Totals 31 0 3 0 0 7 31 .097 .097 .194 .290 -0.333 0.63 0.113 -0.446 -4.4 27 10
2B: P Sheridan (3, off D Stieb).
3B: H McRae (2, off D Stieb).
TB: H McRae 3; P Sheridan 2; G Pryor.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
E: G Pryor (4); J Wathan (2).

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Stieb, W (4-0) 9 3 0 0 0 7 0 1.88 31 88 0.334 0.63 4.5
Team Totals 9 3 0 0 0 7 0 0.00 31 88 0.334 0.63 4.5

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen, L (1-1) 6.1 9 5 4 1 1 1 2.08 29 37 -0.177 0.55 -2.4
Paul Splittorff 2.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 7.88 10 2 0 0.011 0.07 0.9
Team Totals 9 11 6 5 1 1 1 5.00 39 37 2 0 -0.166 0.44 -1.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: B Saberhagen (1; D Garcia, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dave Phillips, 1B - Steve Palermo, 2B - Rick Reed, 3B - John Hirschbeck.
Time of Game: 2:05.
Attendance: 18,194.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Toronto Blue Jays         Kansas City Royals
1 Damaso Garcia 2B 1 Darryl Motley RF
2 Dave Collins LF 2 Pat Sheridan CF
3 Lloyd Moseby CF 3 Jorge Orta LF
4 Willie Upshaw 1B 4 Hal McRae DH
5 George Bell DH 5 Frank White 2B
6 Rance Mulliniks 3B 6 Steve Balboni 1B
7 Ernie Whitt C 7 John Wathan C
8 Jesse Barfield RF 8 Greg Pryor 3B
9 Alfredo Griffin SS 9 U.L. Washington SS
Dave Stieb P Bret Saberhagen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 2 --3 RR TOR W. Upshaw B. Saberhagen 17% 66% Home Run; Collins Scores
t4 2-0 2 -2- R TOR R. Mulliniks B. Saberhagen 8% 80% Single; Bell Scores/unER
b1 0-2 1 --- KCR P. Sheridan D. Stieb -4% 64% Double
b1 0-2 1 -2- O KCR J. Orta D. Stieb 4% 67% Flyball: LF
b4 0-3 2 --3 O KCR F. White D. Stieb 3% 84% 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, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O TOR D. Garcia B. Saberhagen -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- TOR D. Collins B. Saberhagen 2% 50% Single
t1 0-0 1 1-- O TOR L. Moseby B. Saberhagen -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 1-- TOR W. Upshaw B. Saberhagen 1% 49% Collins Steals 2B; Collins to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t1 0-0 2 --3 RR TOR W. Upshaw B. Saberhagen 17% 66% Home Run; Collins Scores
t1 2-0 2 --- O TOR G. Bell B. Saberhagen -1% 65% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O KCR D. Motley D. Stieb 2% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- KCR P. Sheridan D. Stieb -4% 64% Double
b1 0-2 1 -2- O KCR J. Orta D. Stieb 4% 67% Flyball: LF
b1 0-2 2 -2- O KCR H. McRae D. Stieb 3% 70% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 6-7-8
t2 2-0 0 --- O TOR R. Mulliniks B. Saberhagen -2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 2-0 1 --- O TOR E. Whitt B. Saberhagen -1% 67% Flyball: 2B
t2 2-0 2 --- O TOR J. Barfield B. Saberhagen -1% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Stieb 2% 69% Flyball: SS
b2 0-2 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni D. Stieb 2% 71% Flyball: CF
b2 0-2 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan D. Stieb 1% 72% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
t3 2-0 0 --- O TOR A. Griffin B. Saberhagen -2% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- TOR D. Garcia B. Saberhagen 2% 72% Single
t3 2-0 1 1-- O TOR D. Collins B. Saberhagen -2% 70% Flyball: LF
t3 2-0 2 1-- O TOR L. Moseby B. Saberhagen -2% 68% Garcia Picked off 1B (P-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O KCR G. Pryor D. Stieb 3% 71% Strikeout
b3 0-2 1 --- O KCR U. Washington D. Stieb 2% 72% Strikeout
b3 0-2 2 --- O KCR D. Motley D. Stieb 1% 73% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 3-4-5
t4 2-0 0 --- O TOR L. Moseby B. Saberhagen -2% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 2-0 1 --- O TOR W. Upshaw B. Saberhagen -1% 70% Flyball: RF
t4 2-0 2 --- TOR G. Bell B. Saberhagen 1% 71% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t4 2-0 2 1-- TOR R. Mulliniks B. Saberhagen 1% 72% Bell Steals 2B
t4 2-0 2 -2- R TOR R. Mulliniks B. Saberhagen 8% 80% Single; Bell Scores/unER
t4 3-0 2 1-- O TOR E. Whitt B. Saberhagen -1% 79% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 2-3-4
b4 0-3 0 --- O KCR P. Sheridan D. Stieb 2% 82% Strikeout
b4 0-3 1 --- O KCR J. Orta D. Stieb 2% 83% Flyball: CF
b4 0-3 2 --- KCR H. McRae D. Stieb -2% 81% Triple
b4 0-3 2 --3 O KCR F. White D. Stieb 3% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
t5 3-0 0 --- O TOR J. Barfield B. Saberhagen -1% 83% Foul Flyball: 3B
t5 3-0 1 --- TOR A. Griffin B. Saberhagen 1% 84% Single
t5 3-0 1 1-- O TOR D. Garcia B. Saberhagen -1% 83% Flyball: LF
t5 3-0 2 1-- O TOR D. Collins B. Saberhagen -1% 82% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 6-7-8
b5 0-3 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni D. Stieb 3% 84% Strikeout
b5 0-3 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan D. Stieb 2% 86% Strikeout
b5 0-3 2 --- KCR G. Pryor D. Stieb -1% 84% Single
b5 0-3 2 1-- O KCR U. Washington D. Stieb 2% 87% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 3-4-5
t6 3-0 0 --- TOR L. Moseby B. Saberhagen 3% 90% Double
t6 3-0 0 -2- O TOR W. Upshaw B. Saberhagen -0% 89% Flyball: CF; Moseby to 3B
t6 3-0 1 --3 RO TOR G. Bell B. Saberhagen 2% 91% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Moseby Scores
t6 4-0 2 --- TOR R. Mulliniks B. Saberhagen 0% 91% Single
t6 4-0 2 1-- O TOR E. Whitt B. Saberhagen -1% 91% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 1-2-3
b6 0-4 0 --- KCR D. Motley D. Stieb -3% 87% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Motley to 1B
b6 0-4 0 1-- O KCR P. Sheridan D. Stieb 3% 90% Strikeout
b6 0-4 1 1-- O KCR J. Orta D. Stieb 2% 93% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b6 0-4 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae D. Stieb 2% 94% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
t7 4-0 0 --- TOR J. Barfield B. Saberhagen 1% 96% Double
t7 4-0 0 -2- O TOR A. Griffin B. Saberhagen -0% 96% Flyball: RF; Barfield to 3B
t7 4-0 1 --3 R TOR D. Garcia B. Saberhagen 2% 97% Double; Barfield Scores
t7 5-0 1 -2- TOR D. Collins B. Saberhagen 0% 97% Walk
Paul Splittorff replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
t7 5-0 1 12- O TOR L. Moseby P. Splittorff -1% 97% Flyball: 1B
t7 5-0 2 12- O TOR W. Upshaw P. Splittorff -1% 96% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 5-6-7
b7 0-5 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Stieb 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 0-5 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni D. Stieb 1% 98% Flyball: LF
b7 0-5 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan D. Stieb 0% 98% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t8 5-0 0 --- O TOR G. Bell P. Splittorff -0% 98% Flyball: RF
Garth Iorg pinch hits for Rance Mulliniks (3B) batting 6th
t8 5-0 1 --- O TOR G. Iorg P. Splittorff -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 5-0 2 --- O TOR E. Whitt P. Splittorff -0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 8-9-1
Garth Iorg moves from PH to 3B
b8 0-5 0 --- O KCR G. Pryor D. Stieb 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 0-5 1 --- O KCR U. Washington D. Stieb 0% 99% Flyball: LF
b8 0-5 2 --- O KCR D. Motley D. Stieb 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Royals 0.
Top of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
t9 5-0 0 --- O TOR J. Barfield P. Splittorff -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 5-0 1 --- TOR A. Griffin P. Splittorff 0% 99% Single
t9 5-0 1 1-- O TOR D. Garcia P. Splittorff -0% 99% Groundout: P-2B-1B; Griffin to 2B
t9 5-0 2 -2- R TOR D. Collins P. Splittorff 0% 100% Single; Griffin Scores
t9 6-0 2 1-- O TOR L. Moseby P. Splittorff -0% 100% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 2-3-4
b9 0-6 0 --- O KCR P. Sheridan D. Stieb 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 0-6 1 --- O KCR J. Orta D. Stieb 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 0-6 2 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Stieb 0% 100% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 6, Royals 0.

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