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Standings
BAL
@CAL
2
4
TEX
@KCR
6
0
CLE
@MIL
8
5
BOS
@MIN
1
2
NYY
@OAK
3
4
 
(12)
DET
@SEA
5
4
CHW
@TOR
6
7
 
(11)
STL
@ATL
5
3
 
(10)
CIN
@CHC
2
5
CIN
@CHC
2
5
PIT
@HOU
2
3
SFG
@MON
3
2
LAD
@NYM
1
5
SDP
@PHI
8
11
Tuesday, August 28, 1984,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 15,545, Time of Game: 2:17
Rangers
6
58-73
 Won 1 
6th, 11 GB
at Royals
0
65-66
 Lost 1 
2nd, 4 GB
W: Danny Darwin (8-9)
L: Frank Wills (1-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  1  1   1  3  0   0  0  0    6 12  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  8  0

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Sample LF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .256 .295 .334 .629 -0.022 0.41 0.019 -0.041 0.2 0 0
Gary Ward CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .268 .329 .423 .751 -0.003 0.48 0.046 -0.049 -0.8 3 0 CS
Buddy Bell 3B 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .299 .368 .420 .789 0.070 0.41 0.079 -0.010 1.5 0 1 2B
   Wayne Tolleson 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .284 .261 .545 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Larry Parrish DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .287 .339 .488 .827 -0.025 0.44 0.015 -0.040 0.2
Pete O'Brien 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .289 .351 .462 .813 0.089 0.41 0.106 -0.018 0.3 10 0 HR
George Wright RF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .243 .277 .393 .670 -0.015 0.33 0.010 -0.025 -0.6 0 0
Donnie Scott C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .214 .275 .269 .544 -0.003 0.35 0.015 -0.018 -0.3 9 0
Curt Wilkerson 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .248 .281 .268 .548 0.074 0.45 0.087 -0.012 1.0 3 5
Jeff Kunkel SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .216 .219 .363 .582 0.076 0.47 0.102 -0.026 0.1 2 3 HR
Danny Darwin P 0 1
Team Totals 37 6 12 6 1 2 38 .324 .342 .514 .856 0.241 0.42 0.479 -0.239 1.6 27 11
2B: B Bell (31, off F Wills).
HR: P O'Brien (18, off F Wills, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs); J Kunkel (3, off F Wills, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: J Kunkel 4; P O'Brien 4; B Bell 3; C Wilkerson 2; G Ward 2; B Sample 2; D Scott; L Parrish.
RBI: B Bell 2 (58); J Kunkel (7); C Wilkerson (22); L Parrish (88); P O'Brien (72).
2-out RBI: C Wilkerson.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Wilkerson-P O'Brien; D Darwin-J Kunkel-P O'Brien.
Baserunning
CS: G Ward (4, 2nd base by F Wills/D Slaught).

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 0 0 0 0 1 4 .302 .356 .376 .733 -0.058 0.55 0.000 -0.058 -0.9 4 0
Pat Sheridan RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .294 .342 .408 .750 -0.032 0.47 0.008 -0.041 -0.2 2 0
Darryl Motley LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .291 .325 .451 .776 -0.038 0.38 0.000 -0.038 -0.8 2 0
Jorge Orta DH 4 0 4 0 0 0 4 .301 .339 .456 .795 0.070 0.41 0.070 0.000 1.1 2B
Frank White 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .271 .310 .442 .752 -0.124 0.83 0.003 -0.127 -1.1 4 2 GDP
Don Slaught C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .267 .303 .387 .690 -0.030 0.32 0.000 -0.030 -1.0 2 1
Steve Balboni 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .225 .307 .461 .767 0.035 0.47 0.044 -0.009 0.1 11 0
   Dane Iorg 1B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .247 .279 .390 .669 0.004 0.11 0.004 0.000 0.3 0 0
Greg Pryor 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .262 .293 .379 .672 -0.089 0.48 0.006 -0.095 -1.4 0 5 GDP
Buddy Biancalana SS 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .221 .236 .327 .563 0.001 0.31 0.015 -0.013 -0.4 2 5
Frank Wills P 0 0
   Mike Jones P 0 0
Team Totals 33 0 8 0 2 9 35 .242 .286 .273 .558 -0.261 0.46 0.150 -0.411 -4.5 27 13
2B: J Orta (19, off D Darwin).
TB: J Orta 5; G Pryor; B Biancalana; F White; S Balboni.
GIDP: F White (8); G Pryor (7).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Biancalana-F White.

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Danny Darwin, W (8-9) 9 8 0 0 2 9 0 3.95 35 78 0.260 0.46 4.5
Team Totals 9 8 0 0 2 9 0 0.00 35 78 0.260 0.46 4.5

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Frank Wills, L (1-3) 4 9 6 6 1 1 2 6.49 21 20 -0.246 0.69 -3.6
Mike Jones 5 3 0 0 0 1 0 4.40 17 1 1 0.006 0.07 2.1
Team Totals 9 12 6 6 1 2 2 6.00 38 20 1 1 -0.240 0.42 -1.6
F Wills faced 3 batters in the 5th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: D Darwin (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Evans, 1B - Mark Johnson, 2B - John Hirschbeck, 3B - Drew Coble.
Time of Game: 2:17.
Attendance: 15,545.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Texas Rangers         Kansas City Royals
1 Billy Sample LF 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Gary Ward CF 2 Pat Sheridan RF
3 Buddy Bell 3B 3 Darryl Motley LF
4 Larry Parrish DH 4 Jorge Orta DH
5 Pete O'Brien 1B 5 Frank White 2B
6 George Wright RF 6 Don Slaught C
7 Donnie Scott C 7 Steve Balboni 1B
8 Curt Wilkerson 2B 8 Greg Pryor 3B
9 Jeff Kunkel SS 9 Buddy Biancalana SS
Danny Darwin P Frank Wills P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 0 --- R TEX P. O'Brien F. Wills 11% 61% Home Run
t3 1-0 0 --- R TEX J. Kunkel F. Wills 10% 72% Home Run
b3 0-2 0 1-- OO KCR G. Pryor D. Darwin 9% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t4 2-0 2 12- R TEX C. Wilkerson F. Wills 9% 82% Single; Wright Scores; Scott to 2B
b2 0-1 0 1-- OO KCR F. White D. Darwin 8% 60% Ground Ball 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, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Frank Wills facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O TEX B. Sample F. Wills -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O TEX G. Ward F. Wills -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- TEX B. Bell F. Wills 1% 47% Single
t1 0-0 2 1-- O TEX L. Parrish F. Wills -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 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% 47% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR P. Sheridan D. Darwin 2% 49% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR D. Motley D. Darwin 1% 50% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Frank Wills facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- R TEX P. O'Brien F. Wills 11% 61% Home Run
t2 1-0 0 --- O TEX G. Wright F. Wills -2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- O TEX D. Scott F. Wills -1% 57% Strikeout
t2 1-0 2 --- O TEX C. Wilkerson F. Wills -1% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- KCR J. Orta D. Darwin -4% 52% Single
b2 0-1 0 1-- OO KCR F. White D. Darwin 8% 60% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
b2 0-1 2 --- O KCR D. Slaught D. Darwin 1% 61% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Frank Wills facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- R TEX J. Kunkel F. Wills 10% 72% Home Run
t3 2-0 0 --- O TEX B. Sample F. Wills -2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- TEX G. Ward F. Wills 2% 72% Single
t3 2-0 1 1-- O TEX B. Bell F. Wills -3% 69% Ward Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t3 2-0 2 --- O TEX B. Bell F. Wills -1% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- KCR S. Balboni D. Darwin -4% 63% Single
b3 0-2 0 1-- OO KCR G. Pryor D. Darwin 9% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- KCR B. Biancalana D. Darwin -1% 71% Single
b3 0-2 2 1-- O KCR W. Wilson D. Darwin 3% 73% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Frank Wills facing 4-5-6
t4 2-0 0 --- O TEX L. Parrish F. Wills -2% 72% Flyball: CF
t4 2-0 1 --- O TEX P. O'Brien F. Wills -1% 70% Flyball: LF
t4 2-0 2 --- TEX G. Wright F. Wills 1% 71% Walk
t4 2-0 2 1-- TEX D. Scott F. Wills 2% 73% Single; Wright to 2B
t4 2-0 2 12- R TEX C. Wilkerson F. Wills 9% 82% Single; Wright Scores; Scott to 2B
t4 3-0 2 12- O TEX J. Kunkel F. Wills -2% 79% Foul Flyball: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 2-3-4
b4 0-3 0 --- O KCR P. Sheridan D. Darwin 2% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-3 1 --- O KCR D. Motley D. Darwin 2% 83% Strikeout
b4 0-3 2 --- KCR J. Orta D. Darwin -2% 81% Double
b4 0-3 2 -2- O KCR F. White D. Darwin 3% 84% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Frank Wills facing 1-2-3
t5 3-0 0 --- TEX B. Sample F. Wills 2% 86% Single
t5 3-0 0 1-- TEX G. Ward F. Wills 3% 89% Single; Sample to 2B
t5 3-0 0 12- RR TEX B. Bell F. Wills 7% 95% Double; Sample Scores; Ward Scores
Mike Jones replaces Frank Wills pitching
t5 5-0 0 -2- R TEX L. Parrish M. Jones 2% 97% Single; Bell Scores
t5 6-0 0 1-- O TEX P. O'Brien M. Jones -0% 96% Strikeout
t5 6-0 1 1-- O TEX G. Wright M. Jones -0% 96% Flyball: RF
t5 6-0 2 1-- O TEX D. Scott M. Jones -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 6-7-8
b5 0-6 0 --- O KCR D. Slaught D. Darwin 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-6 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni D. Darwin 1% 97% Flyball: SS
b5 0-6 2 --- KCR G. Pryor D. Darwin -0% 97% Single
b5 0-6 2 1-- KCR B. Biancalana D. Darwin -0% 97% Wild Pitch; Pryor to 2B
b5 0-6 2 -2- O KCR B. Biancalana D. Darwin 1% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 6, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Mike Jones facing 8-9-1
t6 6-0 0 --- O TEX C. Wilkerson M. Jones -0% 97% Flyball: CF
t6 6-0 1 --- O TEX J. Kunkel M. Jones -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 6-0 2 --- O TEX B. Sample M. Jones -0% 97% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 1-2-3
b6 0-6 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Darwin 1% 98% Flyball: CF
b6 0-6 1 --- KCR P. Sheridan D. Darwin -1% 97% Walk
b6 0-6 1 1-- O KCR D. Motley D. Darwin 1% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b6 0-6 2 1-- KCR J. Orta D. Darwin -1% 97% Single; Motley to 2B
b6 0-6 2 12- O KCR F. White D. Darwin 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 6, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Mike Jones facing 2-3-4
t7 6-0 0 --- O TEX G. Ward M. Jones -0% 98% Flyball: RF
t7 6-0 1 --- O TEX B. Bell M. Jones -0% 98% Flyball: CF
t7 6-0 2 --- O TEX L. Parrish M. Jones -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 6-7-8
b7 0-6 0 --- O KCR D. Slaught D. Darwin 1% 99% Strikeout
b7 0-6 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni D. Darwin 0% 99% Strikeout
b7 0-6 2 --- O KCR G. Pryor D. Darwin 0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 6, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Mike Jones facing 5-6-7
t8 6-0 0 --- O TEX P. O'Brien M. Jones -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 6-0 1 --- O TEX G. Wright M. Jones -0% 99% Flyball: LF
t8 6-0 2 --- O TEX D. Scott M. Jones -0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 9-1-2
Wayne Tolleson replaces Buddy Bell playing 3B batting 3rd
b8 0-6 0 --- O KCR B. Biancalana D. Darwin 0% 99% Strikeout
b8 0-6 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Darwin 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 0-6 2 --- O KCR P. Sheridan D. Darwin 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 6, Royals 0.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Mike Jones facing 8-9-1
Dane Iorg replaces Steve Balboni playing 1B batting 7th
t9 6-0 0 --- TEX C. Wilkerson M. Jones 0% 100% Single
t9 6-0 0 1-- O TEX J. Kunkel M. Jones -0% 100% Flyball: 2B
t9 6-0 1 1-- TEX B. Sample M. Jones 0% 100% Single; Wilkerson to 2B
t9 6-0 1 12- OO TEX G. Ward M. Jones -0% 100% Line Drive Double Play: SS-2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 3-4-5
b9 0-6 0 --- O KCR D. Motley D. Darwin 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 0-6 1 --- KCR J. Orta D. Darwin -0% 100% Single
b9 0-6 1 1-- KCR F. White D. Darwin -0% 99% Single; Orta to 2B
b9 0-6 1 12- O KCR D. Slaught D. Darwin 0% 100% Strikeout
b9 0-6 2 12- KCR D. Iorg D. Darwin -0% 99% Walk; Orta to 3B; White to 2B
b9 0-6 2 123 O KCR G. Pryor D. Darwin 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Rangers 6, Royals 0.

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