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@CAL
7
6
 
(10)
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@KCR
4
7
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@MIL
7
1
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@MIN
5
2
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@OAK
8
7
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@MON
5
4
 
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1
5
SDP
@PHI
1
9
Monday, August 27, 1984,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 23,884, Time of Game: 2:39
White Sox
4
61-68
 Lost 2 
4th, 6½ GB
at Royals
7
65-65
 Won 2 
2nd, 3 GB
L: LaMarr Hoyt (10-15)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       0  0  0   1  0  0   0  3  0    4  8  2
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  1   6  0  X    7 11  0

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rudy Law CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .260 .321 .349 .670 -0.061 0.72 0.007 -0.068 -0.3 5 0
Carlton Fisk C 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .233 .294 .472 .766 -0.056 0.87 0.025 -0.081 1.0 4 0 2B
Harold Baines RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .306 .358 .538 .896 -0.073 0.70 0.000 -0.073 -0.8 1 0
Greg Luzinski DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .243 .336 .365 .701 -0.046 0.64 0.009 -0.055 -0.4
Greg Walker 1B 4 1 3 2 0 0 4 .273 .317 .518 .836 0.170 0.86 0.209 -0.039 2.2 8 3 HR,2B
Tom Paciorek LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .254 .314 .339 .653 -0.029 1.15 0.054 -0.084 -0.5 1 0
   Jerry Dybzinski SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .318 .310 .629 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Roy Smalley 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .214 .276 .345 .621 -0.156 1.12 0.000 -0.156 -1.2 0 0
Scott Fletcher SS-2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .237 .317 .291 .609 0.013 0.69 0.040 -0.027 -0.1 1 4
   Mike Squires PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .190 .247 .203 .450 -0.010 0.39 0.000 -0.010 -0.2
Julio Cruz 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .205 .270 .301 .571 -0.036 1.17 0.000 -0.036 -0.4 3 5 SH
   Jerry Hairston PH-LF 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .377 .412 .789 0.000 0.11 0.003 -0.004 0.2 0 0
LaMarr Hoyt P 1 0
   Dan Spillner P 0 0
   Britt Burns P 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 8 4 2 2 36 .242 .286 .394 .680 -0.284 0.81 0.347 -0.633 -0.4 24 13
2B: C Fisk (17, off J Beckwith); G Walker (23, off D Quisenberry).
HR: G Walker (18, off B Saberhagen, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: J Cruz (4, off B Saberhagen).
TB: G Walker 7; C Fisk 2; J Hairston; R Law; T Paciorek; S Fletcher.
RBI: G Walker 2 (55); C Fisk 2 (38).
2-out RBI: G Walker 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Fletcher-J Cruz-G Walker-C Fisk.
E: G Walker (2); R Smalley (16).

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 2 0 1 0 5 .305 .359 .380 .739 0.148 1.04 0.172 -0.024 0.7 4 0 SB
Pat Sheridan RF 4 1 2 2 1 0 5 .296 .343 .411 .754 0.191 1.59 0.233 -0.043 1.4 1 0 2B
Darryl Motley LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .294 .328 .455 .783 -0.036 1.57 0.084 -0.121 0.5 3 0 2B
Jorge Orta DH 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .292 .331 .446 .777 -0.145 1.04 0.010 -0.155 -0.6 IW
Frank White 2B 4 2 3 1 0 0 4 .271 .311 .444 .755 0.251 0.84 0.275 -0.023 2.5 3 5 HR,2B
Steve Balboni 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .224 .306 .462 .768 -0.089 0.85 0.000 -0.089 -1.0 9 2
Greg Pryor 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .262 .294 .381 .675 -0.065 0.71 0.007 -0.072 0.4 0 1
John Wathan C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .186 .285 .276 .561 -0.098 0.97 0.000 -0.098 -0.9 3 0
Buddy Biancalana SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .218 .233 .327 .560 0.060 0.73 0.087 -0.027 0.3 3 1 2B
Bret Saberhagen P 1 1
   Joe Beckwith P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 35 7 11 5 3 2 38 .314 .368 .514 .883 0.217 1.05 0.868 -0.652 3.0 27 10
2B: B Biancalana (6, off L Hoyt); F White (15, off L Hoyt); P Sheridan (20, off L Hoyt); D Motley (18, off L Hoyt).
HR: F White (14, off L Hoyt, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
IBB: J Orta (5, by L Hoyt).
TB: F White 7; P Sheridan 3; D Motley 3; B Biancalana 2; W Wilson 2; G Pryor.
RBI: P Sheridan 2 (45); G Pryor (21); D Motley (54); F White (40).
2-out RBI: G Pryor.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. F White-S Balboni.
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (37, 2nd base off L Hoyt/C Fisk).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
LaMarr Hoyt, L (10-15) 6.1 9 6 4 3 1 1 4.51 31 33 -0.181 1.28 -1.4
Dan Spillner 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.77 4 2 2 -0.040 0.19 -2.1
Britt Burns 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.85 3 0 0 0.006 0.08 0.5
Team Totals 8 11 7 4 3 2 1 4.50 38 33 2 2 -0.215 1.05 -3.0

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen, W (7-9) 7 4 1 1 1 0 1 3.64 25 64 0.271 0.95 2.5
Joe Beckwith 0.2 3 3 3 1 1 0 3.95 6 0 0 -0.024 0.29 -1.9
Dan Quisenberry, S (35) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.81 5 2 1 0.038 0.76 -0.1
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 2 2 1 4.00 36 64 2 1 0.285 0.81 0.4
Balks: D Spillner (1).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: L Hoyt (3; J Orta).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Terry Cooney, 1B - Derryl Cousins, 2B - John Shulock, 3B - Bill Kunkel.
Time of Game: 2:39.
Attendance: 23,884.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Rudy Law CF 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Carlton Fisk C 2 Pat Sheridan RF
3 Harold Baines RF 3 Darryl Motley LF
4 Greg Luzinski DH 4 Jorge Orta DH
5 Greg Walker 1B 5 Frank White 2B
6 Tom Paciorek LF 6 Steve Balboni 1B
7 Roy Smalley 3B 7 Greg Pryor 3B
8 Scott Fletcher SS 8 John Wathan C
9 Julio Cruz 2B 9 Buddy Biancalana SS
LaMarr Hoyt P Bret Saberhagen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 1-1 1 1-3 RR KCR P. Sheridan L. Hoyt 19% 90% Double to LF; Biancalana Scores/unER; Wilson Scores
b6 0-1 1 --- R KCR F. White L. Hoyt 19% 54% Home Run
t4 0-0 2 --- R CHW G. Walker B. Saberhagen -13% 41% Home Run
b7 1-1 1 1-- KCR W. Wilson L. Hoyt 12% 71% Single to CF; Biancalana to 3B
t7 1-1 1 1-- OO CHW R. Smalley B. Saberhagen 9% 59% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHW R. Law B. Saberhagen 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHW C. Fisk B. Saberhagen 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHW H. Baines B. Saberhagen 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' LaMarr Hoyt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson L. Hoyt -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- KCR P. Sheridan L. Hoyt 2% 55% Single to LF
b1 0-0 1 1-- KCR D. Motley L. Hoyt 4% 59% Single to SS; Sheridan to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- OO KCR J. Orta L. Hoyt -9% 50% Double Play: Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Sheridan out at Hm/2B-1B-C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CHW G. Luzinski B. Saberhagen 2% 52% Groundout: 1B-P
t2 0-0 1 --- CHW G. Walker B. Saberhagen -3% 50% Single to CF
t2 0-0 1 1-- O CHW T. Paciorek B. Saberhagen 3% 53% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t2 0-0 2 1-- O CHW R. Smalley B. Saberhagen 2% 55% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' LaMarr Hoyt facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. White L. Hoyt -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni L. Hoyt -2% 51% Flyball: 2B
b2 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Pryor L. Hoyt -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- CHW S. Fletcher B. Saberhagen -4% 46% Single to RF
t3 0-0 0 1-- O CHW J. Cruz B. Saberhagen 2% 48% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Fletcher to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- O CHW R. Law B. Saberhagen 3% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B; Fletcher to 3B
t3 0-0 2 --3 O CHW C. Fisk B. Saberhagen 4% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' LaMarr Hoyt facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan L. Hoyt -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- KCR B. Biancalana L. Hoyt 5% 58% Double to RF
b3 0-0 1 -2- KCR W. Wilson L. Hoyt 2% 60% Walk
b3 0-0 1 12- O KCR P. Sheridan L. Hoyt -4% 56% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Biancalana to 3B
b3 0-0 2 1-3 O KCR D. Motley L. Hoyt -6% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O CHW H. Baines B. Saberhagen 3% 53% Flyball: 1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O CHW G. Luzinski B. Saberhagen 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- R CHW G. Walker B. Saberhagen -13% 41% Home Run
t4 1-0 2 --- CHW T. Paciorek B. Saberhagen -1% 40% Walk
t4 1-0 2 1-- O CHW R. Smalley B. Saberhagen 2% 42% Flyball: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' LaMarr Hoyt facing 4-5-6
b4 0-1 0 --- O KCR J. Orta L. Hoyt -3% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-1 1 --- KCR F. White L. Hoyt 6% 45% Double
b4 0-1 1 -2- O KCR S. Balboni L. Hoyt -5% 40% Foul Flyball: C
b4 0-1 2 -2- O KCR G. Pryor L. Hoyt -4% 36% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
t5 1-0 0 --- O CHW S. Fletcher B. Saberhagen 2% 38% Flyball: CF
t5 1-0 1 --- O CHW J. Cruz B. Saberhagen 2% 40% Flyball: CF
t5 1-0 2 --- O CHW R. Law B. Saberhagen 1% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' LaMarr Hoyt facing 8-9-1
b5 0-1 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan L. Hoyt -3% 38% Flyball: CF
b5 0-1 1 --- O KCR B. Biancalana L. Hoyt -2% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-1 2 --- KCR W. Wilson L. Hoyt 2% 37% Single
b5 0-1 2 1-- KCR P. Sheridan L. Hoyt 2% 39% Wilson Steals 2B
b5 0-1 2 -2- KCR P. Sheridan L. Hoyt 1% 40% Walk
b5 0-1 2 12- O KCR D. Motley L. Hoyt -7% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 2-3-4
t6 1-0 0 --- O CHW C. Fisk B. Saberhagen 2% 36% Foul Flyball: C
t6 1-0 1 --- O CHW H. Baines B. Saberhagen 2% 38% Flyball: CF
t6 1-0 2 --- O CHW G. Luzinski B. Saberhagen 1% 39% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' LaMarr Hoyt facing 4-5-6
b6 0-1 0 --- O KCR J. Orta L. Hoyt -4% 35% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-1 1 --- R KCR F. White L. Hoyt 19% 54% Home Run
b6 1-1 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni L. Hoyt -2% 52% Flyball: CF
b6 1-1 2 --- O KCR G. Pryor L. Hoyt -2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
t7 1-1 0 --- O CHW G. Walker B. Saberhagen 4% 54% Flyball: CF
t7 1-1 1 --- CHW T. Paciorek B. Saberhagen -4% 50% Single to RF
t7 1-1 1 1-- OO CHW R. Smalley B. Saberhagen 9% 59% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' LaMarr Hoyt facing 8-9-1
b7 1-1 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan L. Hoyt -4% 55% Groundout: 1B-P
b7 1-1 1 --- KCR B. Biancalana L. Hoyt 4% 59% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
b7 1-1 1 1-- KCR W. Wilson L. Hoyt 12% 71% Single to CF; Biancalana to 3B
b7 1-1 1 1-3 RR KCR P. Sheridan L. Hoyt 19% 90% Double to LF; Biancalana Scores/unER; Wilson Scores
b7 3-1 1 -2- R KCR D. Motley L. Hoyt 5% 95% Double to LF; Sheridan Scores
b7 4-1 1 -2- KCR J. Orta L. Hoyt 0% 95% Intentional Walk
Dan Spillner replaces LaMarr Hoyt pitching
b7 4-1 1 12- R KCR F. White D. Spillner 3% 98% Single to 3B; Motley Scores/Adv on E5/No RBI; Orta to 3B
b7 5-1 1 1-3 R KCR S. Balboni D. Spillner 1% 99% Balk; Orta Scores/unER; White to 2B
b7 6-1 1 -2- O KCR S. Balboni D. Spillner -0% 99% Flyball: 2B
b7 6-1 2 -2- R KCR G. Pryor D. Spillner 1% 99% Single to CF; White Scores/Team unER
b7 7-1 2 1-- O KCR J. Wathan D. Spillner -0% 99% Flyball: CF
6 runs, 5 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 7.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-7, Royals' Joe Beckwith facing 8-9-1
Joe Beckwith replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
t8 1-7 0 --- O CHW S. Fletcher J. Beckwith 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 2B
Jerry Hairston pinch hits for Julio Cruz (2B) batting 9th
t8 1-7 1 --- CHW J. Hairston J. Beckwith -0% 99% Single to SS
t8 1-7 1 1-- CHW R. Law J. Beckwith -1% 99% Single to CF; Hairston to 2B
t8 1-7 1 12- RR CHW C. Fisk J. Beckwith -3% 96% Double to LF; Hairston Scores; Law Scores
t8 3-7 1 -2- O CHW H. Baines J. Beckwith 2% 98% Strikeout
t8 3-7 2 -2- CHW G. Luzinski J. Beckwith -1% 97% Walk
Dan Quisenberry replaces Joe Beckwith pitching
t8 3-7 2 12- R CHW G. Walker D. Quisenberry -5% 92% Double to LF; Fisk Scores; Luzinski to 3B
t8 4-7 2 -23 O CHW T. Paciorek D. Quisenberry 5% 97% Strikeout
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-4, White Sox' Britt Burns facing 9-1-2
Britt Burns replaces Dan Spillner pitching
Scott Fletcher moves from SS to 2B
Jerry Dybzinski replaces Tom Paciorek (LF) playing SS batting 6th
Jerry Hairston moves from PH to LF
b8 7-4 0 --- O KCR B. Biancalana B. Burns -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
b8 7-4 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Burns -0% 97% Flyball: RF
b8 7-4 2 --- O KCR P. Sheridan B. Burns -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 7.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 4-7, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 7-8-9
t9 4-7 0 --- O CHW R. Smalley D. Quisenberry 2% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
Mike Squires pinch hits for Scott Fletcher (2B) batting 8th
t9 4-7 1 --- O CHW M. Squires D. Quisenberry 1% 100% Flyball: SS
t9 4-7 2 --- O CHW J. Hairston D. Quisenberry 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 7.

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