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Monday, April 8, 1985,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 41,086, Time of Game: 2:30
Blue Jays
1
0-1
Lost 1 
5th, 1 GB
at Royals
2
1-0
Won 1 
1st
W: Buddy Black (1-0)
L: Dave Stieb (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Blue Jays       0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  5  1
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  X    2  6  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 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.102 1.01 0.000 -0.102 -0.8 4 3
Lloyd Moseby CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .500 .500 .750 1.250 0.076 0.97 0.102 -0.026 0.4 2 0 2B,SB
George Bell LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.008 1.39 0.041 -0.033 0.0 0 0
Jesse Barfield RF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.026 1.22 0.038 -0.063 -0.3 2 0
   Rance Mulliniks PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.105 4.09 0.000 -0.105 -0.4
   Lou Thornton RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jeff Burroughs DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.035 1.26 0.093 -0.059 0.4
   Willie Aikens PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.073 2.88 0.000 -0.073 -0.2
Willie Upshaw 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.164 1.43 0.000 -0.164 -1.3 10 0
Buck Martinez C 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.019 1.11 0.037 -0.018 0.1 5 0 SF
   Ernie Whitt PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.043 1.42 0.043 0.000 0.1
Garth Iorg 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.065 0.84 0.000 -0.065 -0.6 0 4
   Len Matuszek PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.079 2.81 0.000 -0.079 -0.2
Tony Fernandez SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.102 1.30 0.000 -0.102 -0.7 1 5
Dave Stieb P 0 1
   Gary Lavelle P 0 0
Team Totals 32 1 5 1 1 3 35 .156 .176 .188 .364 -0.535 1.35 0.354 -0.889 -3.6 24 13
2B: L Moseby (1, off B Black).
SF: B Martinez (1, off B Black).
TB: L Moseby 3; J Burroughs; J Barfield; E Whitt.
RBI: B Martinez (1).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Garcia-T Fernandez-W Upshaw; T Fernandez-D Garcia-W Upshaw.
E: L Moseby (1).
Baserunning
SB: L Moseby (1, 2nd base off B Black/J Wathan).

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 1 2 0 1 4 .250 .250 .500 .750 0.342 1.71 0.415 -0.074 1.2 5 0 2B
Pat Sheridan RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.007 0.78 0.055 -0.048 0.1 2 0
George Brett 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .333 .500 .333 .833 -0.048 1.17 0.054 -0.102 0.0 1 1 GDP
Jorge Orta DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.010 1.26 0.081 -0.091 -0.4
Steve Balboni 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.006 1.18 0.087 -0.093 -0.4 7 0 GDP
Darryl Motley LF 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 .500 .667 1.000 1.667 0.093 1.68 0.172 -0.079 0.3 6 0 2B,HBP
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.152 2.21 0.000 -0.152 -1.2 1 3
Jim Sundberg C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.088 1.85 0.000 -0.088 -0.7 3 0
   Dane Iorg PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.131 3.07 0.000 -0.131 -0.6
   John Wathan C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Onix Concepcion SS 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .333 .000 .333 -0.046 1.89 0.025 -0.070 -0.4 2 2 HBP
Buddy Black P 0 2
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 29 2 6 2 1 4 32 .207 .281 .276 .557 -0.039 1.52 0.889 -0.928 -2.0 27 8
2B: D Motley (1, off D Stieb); W Wilson (1, off D Stieb).
HBP: D Motley (1, by D Stieb); O Concepcion (1, by D Stieb).
TB: D Motley 2; P Sheridan 2; W Wilson 2; S Balboni; G Brett.
GIDP: S Balboni (1); G Brett (1).
RBI: W Wilson 2 (2).
2-out RBI: W Wilson 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
E: O Concepcion (1); J Sundberg (1).

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Stieb, L (0-1) 6.2 5 2 2 1 3 0 2.70 28 58 -0.025 1.62 1.2
Gary Lavelle 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 4 1 0 0.062 0.79 0.8
Team Totals 8 6 2 2 1 4 0 2.25 32 58 1 0 0.037 1.52 2.0

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Buddy Black, W (1-0) 7.2 4 1 1 1 3 0 1.17 30 69 0.269 1.14 2.6
Dan Quisenberry, S (1) 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5 2 0 0.269 2.67 0.9
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 1 3 0 1.00 35 69 2 0 0.538 1.35 3.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Stieb 2 (2; D Motley, O Concepcion).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Al Clark, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - Drew Coble.
Time of Game: 2:30.
Attendance: 41,086.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Toronto Blue Jays         Kansas City Royals
1 Damaso Garcia 2B 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Lloyd Moseby CF 2 Pat Sheridan RF
3 George Bell LF 3 George Brett 3B
4 Jesse Barfield RF 4 Jorge Orta DH
5 Jeff Burroughs DH 5 Steve Balboni 1B
6 Willie Upshaw 1B 6 Darryl Motley LF
7 Buck Martinez C 7 Frank White 2B
8 Garth Iorg 3B 8 Jim Sundberg C
9 Tony Fernandez SS 9 Onix Concepcion SS
Dave Stieb P Buddy Black P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 0-1 2 1-3 RR KCR W. Wilson D. Stieb 42% 78% Double; Motley Scores; Concepcion Scores
b7 0-1 0 --- KCR D. Motley D. Stieb 13% 49% Double
b7 0-1 1 --3 O KCR D. Iorg D. Stieb -13% 34% Strikeout
t8 1-2 2 12- O TOR R. Mulliniks D. Quisenberry 11% 87% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 0 1-- TOR J. Burroughs B. Black -9% 37% Single; Barfield to 3B

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' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O TOR D. Garcia B. Black 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O TOR L. Moseby B. Black 2% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O TOR G. Bell B. Black 1% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Stieb -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- KCR P. Sheridan D. Stieb 2% 55% Single
b1 0-0 1 1-- KCR G. Brett D. Stieb 3% 59% Walk; Sheridan to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- O KCR J. Orta D. Stieb -4% 54% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 12- O KCR S. Balboni D. Stieb -4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- TOR J. Barfield B. Black -4% 46% Single
t2 0-0 0 1-- TOR J. Burroughs B. Black -9% 37% Single; Barfield to 3B
t2 0-0 0 1-3 O TOR W. Upshaw B. Black 6% 43% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 1-3 RO TOR B. Martinez B. Black -1% 42% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Barfield Scores
t2 1-0 2 1-- O TOR G. Iorg B. Black 2% 44% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 6-7-8
b2 0-1 0 --- KCR D. Motley D. Stieb 4% 48% Hit By Pitch
b2 0-1 0 1-- O KCR F. White D. Stieb -4% 44% Flyball: 2B
b2 0-1 1 1-- O KCR J. Sundberg D. Stieb -2% 42% Groundout: 3B-1B; Motley to 2B
b2 0-1 2 -2- O KCR O. Concepcion D. Stieb -4% 39% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- O TOR T. Fernandez B. Black 2% 41% Flyball: 3B
t3 1-0 1 --- O TOR D. Garcia B. Black 2% 42% Flyball: CF
t3 1-0 2 --- O TOR L. Moseby B. Black 1% 44% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Stieb -3% 41% Strikeout
b3 0-1 1 --- KCR P. Sheridan D. Stieb 3% 44% Single
b3 0-1 1 1-- OO KCR G. Brett D. Stieb -6% 38% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 3-4-5
t4 1-0 0 --- O TOR G. Bell B. Black 2% 40% Groundout: P-1B
t4 1-0 1 --- O TOR J. Barfield B. Black 2% 41% Flyball: RF
t4 1-0 2 --- O TOR J. Burroughs B. Black 1% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 4-5-6
b4 0-1 0 --- KCR J. Orta D. Stieb 8% 51% Reached on E8 (Fly Ball); Orta to 2B
b4 0-1 0 -2- KCR S. Balboni D. Stieb 9% 59% Single; Orta to 3B
b4 0-1 0 1-3 O KCR D. Motley D. Stieb -8% 51% Foul Flyball: C
b4 0-1 1 1-3 O KCR F. White D. Stieb -9% 43% Strikeout
b4 0-1 2 1-3 O KCR J. Sundberg D. Stieb -7% 36% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 6-7-8
t5 1-0 0 --- O TOR W. Upshaw B. Black 2% 38% Flyball: CF
t5 1-0 1 --- TOR B. Martinez B. Black -3% 36% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Martinez to 1B
t5 1-0 1 1-- O TOR G. Iorg B. Black 3% 39% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Iorg to 1B
t5 1-0 2 1-- O TOR T. Fernandez B. Black 3% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 9-1-2
b5 0-1 0 --- O KCR O. Concepcion D. Stieb -3% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-1 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Stieb -2% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-1 2 --- O KCR P. Sheridan D. Stieb -2% 34% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
t6 1-0 0 --- O TOR D. Garcia B. Black 2% 36% Flyball: 2B
t6 1-0 1 --- TOR L. Moseby B. Black -5% 32% Double
t6 1-0 1 -2- TOR G. Bell B. Black -2% 30% Reached on Interference on C
t6 1-0 1 12- O TOR J. Barfield B. Black 5% 35% Strikeout
t6 1-0 2 12- O TOR J. Burroughs B. Black 5% 39% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 3-4-5
b6 0-1 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Stieb -4% 35% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-1 1 --- O KCR J. Orta D. Stieb -3% 33% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-1 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni D. Stieb -2% 31% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 6-7-8
t7 1-0 0 --- O TOR W. Upshaw B. Black 2% 33% Flyball: CF
t7 1-0 1 --- O TOR B. Martinez B. Black 2% 35% Flyball: LF
t7 1-0 2 --- O TOR G. Iorg B. Black 1% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 6-7-8
b7 0-1 0 --- KCR D. Motley D. Stieb 13% 49% Double
b7 0-1 0 -2- O KCR F. White D. Stieb -3% 47% Flyball: RF; Motley to 3B
Dane Iorg pinch hits for Jim Sundberg (C) batting 8th
b7 0-1 1 --3 O KCR D. Iorg D. Stieb -13% 34% Strikeout
b7 0-1 2 --3 KCR O. Concepcion D. Stieb 2% 36% Hit By Pitch
b7 0-1 2 1-3 RR KCR W. Wilson D. Stieb 42% 78% Double; Motley Scores; Concepcion Scores
Gary Lavelle replaces Dave Stieb pitching
b7 2-1 2 -2- O KCR P. Sheridan G. Lavelle -3% 75% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 9-1-2
John Wathan replaces Dane Iorg (PH) playing C batting 8th
t8 1-2 0 --- O TOR T. Fernandez B. Black 6% 80% Groundout: P-1B
t8 1-2 1 --- O TOR D. Garcia B. Black 4% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 1-2 2 --- TOR L. Moseby B. Black -3% 81% Single
t8 1-2 2 1-- TOR G. Bell B. Black -2% 79% Moseby Steals 2B
t8 1-2 2 -2- TOR G. Bell B. Black -2% 76% Walk
Dan Quisenberry replaces Buddy Black pitching
Rance Mulliniks pinch hits for Jesse Barfield (RF) batting 4th
t8 1-2 2 12- O TOR R. Mulliniks D. Quisenberry 11% 87% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Blue Jays' Gary Lavelle facing 3-4-5
Lou Thornton replaces Rance Mulliniks (PH) playing RF batting 4th
b8 2-1 0 --- KCR G. Brett G. Lavelle 2% 89% Single
b8 2-1 0 1-- O KCR J. Orta G. Lavelle -2% 87% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Orta to 1B
b8 2-1 1 1-- OO KCR S. Balboni G. Lavelle -3% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 5-6-7
Willie Aikens pinch hits for Jeff Burroughs (DH) batting 5th
t9 1-2 0 --- O TOR W. Aikens D. Quisenberry 7% 91% Flyball: CF
t9 1-2 1 --- O TOR W. Upshaw D. Quisenberry 5% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
Ernie Whitt pinch hits for Buck Martinez (C) batting 7th
t9 1-2 2 --- TOR E. Whitt D. Quisenberry -4% 92% Single
Len Matuszek pinch hits for Garth Iorg (3B) batting 8th
t9 1-2 2 1-- O TOR L. Matuszek D. Quisenberry 8% 100% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 2.

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