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Standings
OAK
@CHW
8
2
CAL
@CLE
5
6
BAL
@DET
7
4
MIN
@KCR
4
1
BOS
@MIL
8
5
TOR
@NYY
0
2
SEA
@TEX
7
3
HOU
@ATL
4
6
SDP
@LAD
4
3
PIT
@MON
3
0
CHC
@PHI
4
3
 
(12)
CIN
@SFG
3
4
NYM
@STL
3
7
Monday, September 3, 1984,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 37,043, Time of Game: 2:17
Twins
4
70-67
 Won 1 
1st
at Royals
1
68-69
 Lost 1 
2nd, 2 GB
W: John Butcher (11-8)
L: Buddy Black (14-11)
S: Ron Davis (26)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    4  7  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  5  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kirby Puckett CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .296 .322 .332 .654 -0.093 0.70 0.000 -0.093 -1.6 1 1
Dave Meier LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .239 .275 .306 .581 -0.051 0.51 0.000 -0.051 -0.7 1 1
Mickey Hatcher DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .299 .342 .398 .741 -0.046 0.46 0.000 -0.046 -0.6
Kent Hrbek 1B 3 2 1 0 0 1 4 .319 .387 .518 .904 0.041 0.60 0.062 -0.021 0.5 15 0 HBP
Tom Brunansky RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .263 .329 .476 .805 -0.034 0.98 0.061 -0.096 -0.3 2 0 CS
Gary Gaetti 3B 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 .263 .317 .357 .674 0.075 1.01 0.105 -0.030 1.5 0 3 SH
Tim Teufel 2B 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .266 .357 .406 .763 -0.065 0.93 0.021 -0.086 -1.3 2 5
Tim Laudner C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .197 .243 .367 .610 -0.014 1.15 0.032 -0.046 -0.3 2 0
   Randy Bush PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .220 .297 .390 .688 0.028 1.69 0.028 0.000 0.0 SF
   Jeff Reed C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .238 .316 .554 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Ron Washington SS 3 0 1 2 0 0 3 .271 .278 .429 .706 0.144 1.42 0.177 -0.033 1.3 1 2
   Darrell Brown PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .279 .314 .352 .666 0.038 0.65 0.038 0.000 0.9
   Houston Jimenez SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .240 .247 .488 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
John Butcher P 1 2
   Ed Hodge P 0 0
   Ron Davis P 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 7 4 1 5 37 .212 .250 .212 .462 0.023 0.85 0.524 -0.502 -0.4 27 15
SF: R Bush (9, off J Beckwith).
SH: G Gaetti (2, off B Black).
HBP: K Hrbek (4, by B Black).
TB: T Brunansky 2; G Gaetti 2; K Hrbek; D Brown; R Washington.
RBI: R Washington 2 (14); D Brown (18); R Bush (36).
2-out RBI: R Washington 2; D Brown.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Washington-T Teufel-K Hrbek.
Outfield Assists: K Puckett (J Orta at 2nd base); D Meier (D Slaught at 2nd base).
Baserunning
CS: T Brunansky (4, 3rd 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
Willie Wilson CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .302 .355 .395 .750 -0.112 1.11 0.000 -0.112 -0.9 4 0
Pat Sheridan RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .286 .336 .396 .732 -0.061 0.82 0.000 -0.061 -0.5 5 0
   Lynn Jones PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .359 .383 .743 0.027 0.49 0.027 0.000 0.3
Darryl Motley LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .290 .325 .448 .773 -0.068 0.67 0.000 -0.068 -0.6 1 0
Jorge Orta DH 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .304 .344 .463 .807 -0.029 1.10 0.053 -0.082 -0.3
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .262 .300 .427 .727 -0.151 1.31 0.000 -0.151 -1.1 3 5 GDP
Dane Iorg 1B 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .229 .263 .363 .625 0.001 0.52 0.026 -0.024 -0.1 8 0
Don Slaught C 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .274 .309 .391 .700 -0.021 1.31 0.040 -0.061 -0.3 5 1
Greg Pryor 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .261 .295 .367 .663 0.106 1.63 0.147 -0.042 0.7 1 1
Buddy Biancalana SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .205 .231 .299 .531 -0.026 0.52 0.000 -0.026 -0.2 0 2
   George Brett PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .287 .343 .463 .806 -0.142 5.14 0.000 -0.142 -0.5
   Bucky Dent SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Buddy Black P 0 0
   Joe Beckwith P 0 0
Team Totals 29 1 5 1 2 4 31 .172 .226 .172 .398 -0.476 1.13 0.293 -0.769 -3.4 27 9
TB: D Slaught 2; G Pryor; L Jones; J Orta.
GIDP: F White (9).
RBI: G Pryor (22).
2-out RBI: G Pryor.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
E: B Biancalana (6).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Butcher, W (11-8) 7.2 4 1 1 2 2 0 3.18 26 67 0.295 1.03 2.5
Ed Hodge, H (1) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.45 3 2 0 0.138 2.18 0.5
Ron Davis, S (26) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.69 2 1 0 0.044 0.83 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 2 4 0 1.00 31 67 3 0 0.477 1.13 3.5

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Buddy Black, L (14-11) 8 6 4 2 1 4 0 3.30 33 61 -0.002 0.85 0.1
Joe Beckwith 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.83 4 3 2 -0.021 0.90 0.3
Team Totals 9 7 4 2 1 5 0 2.00 37 61 3 2 -0.023 0.85 0.5
B Black faced 3 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: B Black (4; K Hrbek).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Palermo, 1B - Rick Reed, 2B - Jerry Neudecker, 3B - Dave Phillips.
Time of Game: 2:17.
Attendance: 37,043.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Kirby Puckett CF 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Dave Meier LF 2 Pat Sheridan RF
3 Mickey Hatcher DH 3 Darryl Motley LF
4 Kent Hrbek 1B 4 Jorge Orta DH
5 Tom Brunansky RF 5 Frank White 2B
6 Gary Gaetti 3B 6 Dane Iorg 1B
7 Tim Teufel 2B 7 Don Slaught C
8 Tim Laudner C 8 Greg Pryor 3B
9 Ron Washington SS 9 Buddy Biancalana SS
John Butcher P Buddy Black P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 2 123 RR MIN R. Washington B. Black 18% 70% Single; Hrbek Scores/unER; Teufel Scores/unER; Laudner to 3B
b8 0-2 2 12- R KCR G. Pryor J. Butcher -15% 70% Single; Iorg Scores; Slaught to 3B
b8 1-2 2 1-3 O KCR G. Brett E. Hodge 14% 84% Flyball: CF
b5 0-2 0 1-- OO KCR F. White J. Butcher 11% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b5 0-2 0 --- KCR J. Orta J. Butcher -5% 67% Walk

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN K. Puckett B. Black -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O MIN D. Meier B. Black -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- O MIN M. Hatcher B. Black -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' John Butcher facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Butcher 2% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR P. Sheridan J. Butcher 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR D. Motley J. Butcher 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- MIN K. Hrbek B. Black 4% 54% Hit By Pitch
t2 0-0 0 1-- O MIN T. Brunansky B. Black -4% 50% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 1-- O MIN G. Gaetti B. Black -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 2 1-- MIN T. Teufel B. Black 2% 49% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Hrbek to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- MIN T. Laudner B. Black 3% 53% Walk; Hrbek to 3B; Teufel to 2B
t2 0-0 2 123 RR MIN R. Washington B. Black 18% 70% Single; Hrbek Scores/unER; Teufel Scores/unER; Laudner to 3B
t2 2-0 2 1-3 O MIN K. Puckett B. Black -4% 66% Strikeout
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' John Butcher facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O KCR J. Orta J. Butcher 2% 69% Single; Orta out at 2B/CF-SS
b2 0-2 1 --- O KCR F. White J. Butcher 2% 71% Groundout: P unassisted
b2 0-2 2 --- O KCR D. Iorg J. Butcher 1% 72% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- O MIN D. Meier B. Black -2% 70% Flyball: 2B
t3 2-0 1 --- O MIN M. Hatcher B. Black -1% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 2-0 2 --- O MIN K. Hrbek B. Black -1% 68% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' John Butcher facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- O KCR D. Slaught J. Butcher 3% 71% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- O KCR G. Pryor J. Butcher 2% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- O KCR B. Biancalana J. Butcher 1% 73% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- MIN T. Brunansky B. Black 3% 76% Single
t4 2-0 0 1-- MIN G. Gaetti B. Black 4% 80% Single; Brunansky to 2B
t4 2-0 0 12- O MIN T. Teufel B. Black -5% 75% Brunansky Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B); Gaetti to 2B
t4 2-0 1 -2- O MIN T. Teufel B. Black -3% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-0 2 -2- O MIN T. Laudner B. Black -3% 70% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' John Butcher facing 1-2-3
b4 0-2 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Butcher 3% 72% Groundout: P-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- O KCR P. Sheridan J. Butcher 2% 74% Strikeout
b4 0-2 2 --- O KCR D. Motley J. Butcher 1% 76% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 9-1-2
t5 2-0 0 --- O MIN R. Washington B. Black -2% 74% Flyball: RF
t5 2-0 1 --- O MIN K. Puckett B. Black -1% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-0 2 --- O MIN D. Meier B. Black -1% 72% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' John Butcher facing 4-5-6
b5 0-2 0 --- KCR J. Orta J. Butcher -5% 67% Walk
b5 0-2 0 1-- OO KCR F. White J. Butcher 11% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b5 0-2 2 --- O KCR D. Iorg J. Butcher 1% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 3-4-5
t6 2-0 0 --- O MIN M. Hatcher B. Black -2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 2-0 1 --- O MIN K. Hrbek B. Black -1% 76% Flyball: RF
t6 2-0 2 --- O MIN T. Brunansky B. Black -1% 75% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' John Butcher facing 7-8-9
b6 0-2 0 --- O KCR D. Slaught J. Butcher 3% 78% Single; Slaught out at 2B/LF-2B
b6 0-2 1 --- O KCR G. Pryor J. Butcher 2% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-2 2 --- O KCR B. Biancalana J. Butcher 1% 82% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 6-7-8
t7 2-0 0 --- MIN G. Gaetti B. Black 2% 84% Single
t7 2-0 0 1-- O MIN T. Teufel B. Black -2% 82% Flyball: CF
t7 2-0 1 1-- O MIN T. Laudner B. Black -2% 80% Flyball: 2B
t7 2-0 2 1-- O MIN R. Washington B. Black -2% 79% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' John Butcher facing 1-2-3
b7 0-2 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Butcher 4% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 0-2 1 --- O KCR P. Sheridan J. Butcher 3% 85% Flyball: LF
b7 0-2 2 --- O KCR D. Motley J. Butcher 2% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
t8 2-0 0 --- O MIN K. Puckett B. Black -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-0 1 --- O MIN D. Meier B. Black -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-0 2 --- O MIN M. Hatcher B. Black -1% 84% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' John Butcher facing 4-5-6
b8 0-2 0 --- O KCR J. Orta J. Butcher 4% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 0-2 1 --- O KCR F. White J. Butcher 3% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 0-2 2 --- KCR D. Iorg J. Butcher -3% 89% Walk
b8 0-2 2 1-- KCR D. Slaught J. Butcher -4% 84% Single; Iorg to 2B
b8 0-2 2 12- R KCR G. Pryor J. Butcher -15% 70% Single; Iorg Scores; Slaught to 3B
Ed Hodge replaces John Butcher pitching
George Brett pinch hits for Buddy Biancalana (SS) batting 9th
b8 1-2 2 1-3 O KCR G. Brett E. Hodge 14% 84% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
Bucky Dent replaces George Brett (PH) playing SS batting 9th
t9 2-1 0 --- MIN K. Hrbek B. Black 2% 86% Single
t9 2-1 0 1-- MIN T. Brunansky B. Black 3% 90% Single; Hrbek to 2B
t9 2-1 0 12- MIN G. Gaetti B. Black 4% 94% Fielder's Choice /Sacrifice Bunt; Hrbek to 3B; Brunansky to 2B; Gaetti to 1B
Joe Beckwith replaces Buddy Black pitching
t9 2-1 0 123 O MIN T. Teufel J. Beckwith -4% 90% Strikeout
Randy Bush pinch hits for Tim Laudner (C) batting 8th
t9 2-1 1 123 RO MIN R. Bush J. Beckwith 3% 93% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Hrbek Scores; Brunansky to 3B; Gaetti to 2B
Darrell Brown pinch hits for Ron Washington (SS) batting 9th
t9 3-1 2 -23 R MIN D. Brown J. Beckwith 4% 97% Single; Brunansky Scores; Gaetti to 3B
t9 4-1 2 1-3 O MIN K. Puckett J. Beckwith -1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Twins' Ed Hodge facing 1-2-3
Jeff Reed replaces Randy Bush (PH) playing C batting 8th
Houston Jimenez replaces Darrell Brown (PH) playing SS batting 9th
b9 1-4 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson E. Hodge 2% 98% Strikeout
Lynn Jones pinch hits for Pat Sheridan (RF) batting 2nd
b9 1-4 1 --- KCR L. Jones E. Hodge -3% 96% Single
Ron Davis replaces Ed Hodge pitching
b9 1-4 1 1-- O KCR D. Motley R. Davis 3% 99% Strikeout
b9 1-4 2 1-- O KCR J. Orta R. Davis 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 1.

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