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1
Wednesday, April 17, 1985,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 18,685, Time of Game: 2:38
Red Sox
1
4-4
 Lost 4 
4th, 2½ GB
at Royals
6
3-4
 Won 2 
5th, 2 GB
L: Al Nipper (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    1  4  2
Royals          0  3  0   0  2  0   0  1  X    6 10  0

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Wade Boggs 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .355 .447 .387 .834 -0.010 0.68 0.035 -0.045 -0.5 1 1
Dwight Evans RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .281 .368 .563 .931 -0.063 0.66 0.000 -0.063 -1.1 0 0
Jim Rice LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .387 .472 .613 1.085 -0.046 0.46 0.013 -0.059 -0.4 1 0 GDP
Mike Easler DH 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .281 .343 .375 .718 -0.049 0.52 0.004 -0.054 0.4 2B
Tony Armas CF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .188 .229 .469 .697 -0.050 0.49 0.000 -0.050 -0.9 5 0
Bill Buckner 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .323 .364 .484 .848 -0.030 0.30 0.000 -0.030 -0.7 7 1
Rich Gedman C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .429 .452 .536 .987 -0.009 0.55 0.019 -0.028 -0.3 6 0
Marty Barrett 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .214 .290 .250 .540 -0.033 0.57 0.009 -0.043 -0.1 2 3 2B
Jackie Gutierrez SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .167 .259 .250 .509 0.001 0.36 0.019 -0.018 -0.1 1 2
Al Nipper P 0 1
   Mark Clear P 0 0
   Bob Ojeda P 1 1
Team Totals 30 1 4 1 3 5 33 .133 .212 .200 .412 -0.289 0.51 0.099 -0.390 -3.5 24 9
2B: M Barrett (1, off C Leibrandt); M Easler (3, off C Leibrandt).
TB: M Barrett 2; M Easler 2; R Gedman; J Rice.
GIDP: J Rice (2).
RBI: M Easler (2).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Gutierrez-M Barrett-B Buckner.
E: M Barrett (2); J Gutierrez (1).

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 3 1 1 0 5 .357 .419 .536 .955 0.043 0.30 0.049 -0.006 2.3 1 0
Frank White 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .087 .160 .261 .421 -0.098 0.53 0.000 -0.098 -2.6 4 4 GDP
George Brett 3B 3 1 3 0 2 0 5 .300 .533 .350 .883 0.039 0.26 0.039 0.000 1.2 0 3 2B,2·IW
Jorge Orta DH 5 0 1 2 0 1 5 .200 .231 .320 .551 0.027 0.51 0.076 -0.049 0.1 2B
Darryl Motley LF 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .208 .296 .292 .588 -0.040 0.33 0.002 -0.042 -1.2 2 0
Steve Balboni 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .222 .222 .407 .630 0.019 0.32 0.032 -0.013 0.2 12 0 2B
Pat Sheridan RF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .227 .346 .227 .573 0.026 0.41 0.037 -0.011 -0.4 0 0
Jim Sundberg C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .095 .136 .095 .232 -0.049 0.57 0.002 -0.051 0.0 5 0
Buddy Biancalana SS 3 1 1 3 1 1 4 .167 .286 .667 .952 0.243 0.60 0.260 -0.017 2.3 2 3 HR
Charlie Leibrandt P 1 3
Team Totals 34 6 10 6 7 5 41 .294 .415 .471 .885 0.210 0.42 0.497 -0.287 2.0 27 13
2B: G Brett (1, off A Nipper); J Orta (3, off A Nipper); S Balboni (2, off A Nipper).
HR: B Biancalana (1, off A Nipper, 2nd inn, 2 on, 2 outs).
IBB: G Brett 2 (2, 1 by B Ojeda, 1 by A Nipper).
TB: G Brett 4; B Biancalana 4; W Wilson 3; S Balboni 2; J Orta 2; J Sundberg.
GIDP: F White (1).
RBI: B Biancalana 3 (3); J Orta 2 (2); W Wilson (3).
2-out RBI: B Biancalana 3; J Orta 2.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 3 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Brett-F White-S Balboni.

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Al Nipper, L (0-1) 5.1 7 5 0 3 3 1 0.00 26 44 -0.224 0.61 -3.2
Mark Clear 1.2 2 1 1 3 2 0 4.15 10 2 0 0.014 0.10 0.7
Bob Ojeda 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 5 2 1 -0.001 0.03 0.5
Team Totals 8 10 6 1 7 5 1 1.12 41 44 4 1 -0.211 0.42 -2.0
M Clear faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Charlie Leibrandt, W (1-0) 9 4 1 1 3 5 0 2.30 33 77 0.290 0.51 3.5
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 3 5 0 1.00 33 77 0.290 0.51 3.5
Balks: None.
WP: C Leibrandt (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: B Ojeda (1; G Brett); A Nipper (1; G Brett).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dan Morrison, 1B - Jim Evans, 2B - Nick Bremigan, 3B - Ted Hendry.
Time of Game: 2:38.
Attendance: 18,685.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Wade Boggs 3B 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Dwight Evans RF 2 Frank White 2B
3 Jim Rice LF 3 George Brett 3B
4 Mike Easler DH 4 Jorge Orta DH
5 Tony Armas CF 5 Darryl Motley LF
6 Bill Buckner 1B 6 Steve Balboni 1B
7 Rich Gedman C 7 Pat Sheridan RF
8 Marty Barrett 2B 8 Jim Sundberg C
9 Jackie Gutierrez SS 9 Buddy Biancalana SS
Al Nipper P Charlie Leibrandt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 2 12- RRR KCR B. Biancalana A. Nipper 26% 80% Home Run; Balboni Scores/unER; Sheridan Scores/unER; Biancalana Scores/unER
b5 3-0 2 12- RR KCR J. Orta A. Nipper 8% 96% Double; Wilson Scores/unER; Brett Scores/unER
b1 0-0 0 1-- OO KCR F. White A. Nipper -7% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO BOS J. Rice C. Leibrandt 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 12- O KCR J. Sundberg A. Nipper -5% 54% Flyball: 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BOS W. Boggs C. Leibrandt -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O BOS D. Evans C. Leibrandt 3% 50% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO BOS J. Rice C. Leibrandt 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Al Nipper facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson A. Nipper 4% 58% Single
b1 0-0 0 1-- OO KCR F. White A. Nipper -7% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- KCR G. Brett A. Nipper 2% 53% Double
b1 0-0 2 -2- O KCR J. Orta A. Nipper -3% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O BOS M. Easler C. Leibrandt 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O BOS T. Armas C. Leibrandt 2% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- O BOS B. Buckner C. Leibrandt 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Al Nipper facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR D. Motley A. Nipper -2% 53% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- KCR S. Balboni A. Nipper 3% 55% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Balboni to 1B
b2 0-0 1 1-- KCR P. Sheridan A. Nipper 4% 59% Walk; Balboni to 2B
b2 0-0 1 12- O KCR J. Sundberg A. Nipper -5% 54% Flyball: 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- RRR KCR B. Biancalana A. Nipper 26% 80% Home Run; Balboni Scores/unER; Sheridan Scores/unER; Biancalana Scores/unER
b2 3-0 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson A. Nipper -1% 80% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 7-8-9
t3 0-3 0 --- O BOS R. Gedman C. Leibrandt 2% 82% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 0-3 1 --- O BOS M. Barrett C. Leibrandt 1% 83% Flyball: SS
t3 0-3 2 --- O BOS J. Gutierrez C. Leibrandt 1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Al Nipper facing 2-3-4
b3 3-0 0 --- O KCR F. White A. Nipper -1% 83% Flyball: CF
b3 3-0 1 --- KCR G. Brett A. Nipper 1% 84% Single
b3 3-0 1 1-- O KCR J. Orta A. Nipper -1% 83% Strikeout
b3 3-0 2 1-- O KCR D. Motley A. Nipper -1% 82% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
t4 0-3 0 --- O BOS W. Boggs C. Leibrandt 2% 84% Groundout: P-1B
t4 0-3 1 --- O BOS D. Evans C. Leibrandt 1% 85% Groundout: P-1B
t4 0-3 2 --- BOS J. Rice C. Leibrandt -1% 84% Walk
t4 0-3 2 1-- O BOS M. Easler C. Leibrandt 2% 86% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Al Nipper facing 6-7-8
b4 3-0 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni A. Nipper -1% 85% Flyball: CF
b4 3-0 1 --- O KCR P. Sheridan A. Nipper -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 3-0 2 --- O KCR J. Sundberg A. Nipper -1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 5-6-7
t5 0-3 0 --- O BOS T. Armas C. Leibrandt 2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-3 1 --- O BOS B. Buckner C. Leibrandt 2% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-3 2 --- BOS R. Gedman C. Leibrandt -1% 86% Single
t5 0-3 2 1-- BOS M. Barrett C. Leibrandt -1% 86% Wild Pitch; Gedman to 2B
t5 0-3 2 -2- O BOS M. Barrett C. Leibrandt 3% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Al Nipper facing 9-1-2
b5 3-0 0 --- O KCR B. Biancalana A. Nipper -1% 88% Strikeout
b5 3-0 1 --- KCR W. Wilson A. Nipper 1% 89% Single
b5 3-0 1 1-- O KCR F. White A. Nipper -1% 88% Groundout: SS-2B-1B; Wilson to 2B/Adv on E4
b5 3-0 2 -2- KCR G. Brett A. Nipper 0% 88% Intentional Walk
b5 3-0 2 12- RR KCR J. Orta A. Nipper 8% 96% Double; Wilson Scores/unER; Brett Scores/unER
b5 5-0 2 -2- O KCR D. Motley A. Nipper -1% 95% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 5.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 9-1-2
t6 0-5 0 --- BOS J. Gutierrez C. Leibrandt -2% 93% Walk
t6 0-5 0 1-- O BOS W. Boggs C. Leibrandt 2% 95% Flyball: LF
t6 0-5 1 1-- O BOS D. Evans C. Leibrandt 1% 97% Flyball: CF
t6 0-5 2 1-- O BOS J. Rice C. Leibrandt 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Red Sox' Al Nipper facing 6-7-8
b6 5-0 0 --- KCR S. Balboni A. Nipper 1% 98% Double
b6 5-0 0 -2- O KCR P. Sheridan A. Nipper -0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Balboni to 3B
b6 5-0 1 --3 KCR J. Sundberg A. Nipper 0% 98% Walk
Mark Clear replaces Al Nipper pitching
b6 5-0 1 1-3 O KCR B. Biancalana M. Clear -1% 97% Foul Flyball: 3B
b6 5-0 2 1-3 KCR W. Wilson M. Clear 0% 98% Walk; Sundberg to 2B
b6 5-0 2 123 O KCR F. White M. Clear -1% 97% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 5.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 4-5-6
t7 0-5 0 --- O BOS M. Easler C. Leibrandt 1% 98% Strikeout
t7 0-5 1 --- O BOS T. Armas C. Leibrandt 1% 98% Strikeout
t7 0-5 2 --- O BOS B. Buckner C. Leibrandt 0% 99% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Red Sox' Mark Clear facing 3-4-5
b7 5-0 0 --- KCR G. Brett M. Clear 0% 99% Single
b7 5-0 0 1-- O KCR J. Orta M. Clear -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b7 5-0 1 1-- KCR D. Motley M. Clear 0% 99% Walk; Brett to 2B
b7 5-0 1 12- O KCR S. Balboni M. Clear -0% 99% Strikeout
b7 5-0 2 12- O KCR P. Sheridan M. Clear -0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 7-8-9
t8 0-5 0 --- O BOS R. Gedman C. Leibrandt 1% 99% Flyball: SS
t8 0-5 1 --- BOS M. Barrett C. Leibrandt -1% 98% Double
t8 0-5 1 -2- O BOS J. Gutierrez C. Leibrandt 1% 99% Flyball: 2B
t8 0-5 2 -2- O BOS W. Boggs C. Leibrandt 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Red Sox' Mark Clear facing 8-9-1
b8 5-0 0 --- KCR J. Sundberg M. Clear 0% 100% Single
b8 5-0 0 1-- KCR B. Biancalana M. Clear 0% 100% Walk; Sundberg to 2B
Bob Ojeda replaces Mark Clear pitching
b8 5-0 0 12- R KCR W. Wilson B. Ojeda 0% 100% Single; Sundberg Scores; Biancalana to 3B; Wilson to 2B
b8 6-0 0 -23 O KCR F. White B. Ojeda -0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
b8 6-0 1 -23 KCR G. Brett B. Ojeda 0% 100% Intentional Walk
b8 6-0 1 123 O KCR J. Orta B. Ojeda -0% 100% Groundout: P-C/Forceout at Hm; Wilson to 3B; Brett to 2B; Orta to 1B
b8 6-0 2 123 O KCR D. Motley B. Ojeda -0% 100% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 6.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 2-3-4
t9 0-6 0 --- O BOS D. Evans C. Leibrandt 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 0-6 1 --- BOS J. Rice C. Leibrandt -0% 100% Single
t9 0-6 1 1-- R BOS M. Easler C. Leibrandt -0% 99% Double; Rice Scores
t9 1-6 1 -2- O BOS T. Armas C. Leibrandt 1% 100% Strikeout
t9 1-6 2 -2- O BOS B. Buckner C. Leibrandt 0% 100% Groundout: P unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 6.

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