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Standings
CAL
@BOS
4
6
CHW
@CLE
7
4
BAL
@KCR
4
2
SEA
@MIL
2
5
NYY
@MIN
6
8
DET
@TEX
10
1
OAK
@TOR
1
10
LAD
@CHC
2
4
HOU
@MON
3
1
ATL
@NYM
3
5
CIN
@PHI
2
0
SFG
@PIT
5
3
SDP
@STL
12
2
Tuesday, May 7, 1985,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 21,664, Time of Game: 2:14
Orioles
4
16-8
 Won 2 
1st
at Royals
2
11-13
 Lost 5 
4th, 4½ GB
W: Ken Dixon (3-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         1  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  1    4  8  0
Royals          0  0  1   1  0  0   0  0  0    2  5  0

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Dwyer RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .311 .354 .511 .865 -0.004 0.94 0.059 -0.064 0.1 3 0
Wayne Gross 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .263 .417 .491 .908 -0.082 1.20 0.009 -0.091 -0.9 1 1
Cal Ripken SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .323 .400 .570 .970 -0.124 1.19 0.000 -0.124 -1.2 2 3
Eddie Murray 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .233 .325 .411 .736 0.083 0.83 0.121 -0.037 0.8 11 2
Fred Lynn CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .286 .359 .451 .810 -0.090 0.89 0.000 -0.090 -0.9 2 0
Larry Sheets DH 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .300 .352 .600 .952 0.187 0.70 0.233 -0.046 1.4 HR
Mike Young LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .208 .315 .377 .691 0.056 0.67 0.128 -0.072 0.5 1 0 HR,CS
Rich Dauer 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .226 .339 .358 .697 0.078 0.56 0.092 -0.014 0.7 2 6 2B
Rick Dempsey C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .257 .337 .446 .783 -0.098 1.14 0.000 -0.098 -1.0 4 0
Ken Dixon P 1 0
   Tippy Martinez P 0 0
   Sammy Stewart P 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 8 4 2 4 35 .242 .286 .455 .740 0.006 0.89 0.642 -0.636 -0.5 27 12
2B: R Dauer (4, off B Saberhagen).
HR: L Sheets (4, off B Saberhagen, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs); M Young (3, off B Saberhagen, 9th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
TB: M Young 5; L Sheets 4; R Dauer 2; J Dwyer 2; E Murray 2.
RBI: L Sheets 2 (10); M Young (8); E Murray (13).
2-out RBI: L Sheets 2; M Young; E Murray.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Gross-R Dauer-E Murray.
Baserunning
CS: M Young (1, 2nd base by B Saberhagen/J Sundberg).

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 0 4 .275 .318 .392 .710 -0.164 1.51 0.000 -0.164 -0.8 2 0
Pat Sheridan RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .243 .349 .311 .660 0.087 1.09 0.133 -0.045 0.2 2 0 2B
George Brett 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .314 .443 .535 .978 0.153 1.70 0.224 -0.070 0.9 2 0 3B
Jorge Orta DH 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .260 .278 .390 .668 -0.187 2.44 0.015 -0.202 -0.9
Steve Balboni 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .237 .245 .454 .699 -0.267 1.84 0.000 -0.267 -1.3 9 0 GDP
Darryl Motley LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .174 .228 .326 .554 -0.070 0.92 0.000 -0.070 -0.4 4 0
Frank White 2B 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .200 .233 .400 .633 0.146 1.51 0.171 -0.024 0.8 1 3 2B
Jim Sundberg C 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .205 .256 .301 .558 -0.077 2.02 0.000 -0.077 -0.5 4 1 SH
Onix Concepcion SS 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 .146 .167 .220 .386 -0.018 1.61 0.023 -0.040 -0.1 3 3
   Dane Iorg PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .273 .111 .384 -0.098 3.50 0.000 -0.098 -0.4
   Buddy Biancalana SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .121 .216 .212 .428 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bret Saberhagen P 0 2
Team Totals 30 2 5 2 1 4 32 .167 .194 .300 .494 -0.495 1.70 0.566 -1.057 -2.6 27 9
2B: F White (5, off K Dixon); P Sheridan (3, off K Dixon).
3B: G Brett (2, off K Dixon).
SH: J Sundberg (1, off K Dixon).
TB: G Brett 4; F White 3; P Sheridan 2.
GIDP: S Balboni (5).
RBI: J Orta (9); O Concepcion (3).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. O Concepcion.

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Dixon, W (3-0) 8 4 2 2 1 3 0 1.52 29 68 0.310 1.41 1.7
Tippy Martinez, H (1) 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.50 2 1 0 -0.015 4.33 -0.0
Sammy Stewart, S (5) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.16 1 2 0 0.200 4.71 0.9
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 1 4 0 2.00 32 68 3 0 0.495 1.70 2.6
K Dixon faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen, L (2-3) 9 8 4 4 2 4 2 3.74 35 57 -0.006 0.89 0.6
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 2 4 2 4.00 35 57 -0.006 0.89 0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Rocky Roe, 2B - (none), 3B - Dale Ford.
Time of Game: 2:14.
Attendance: 21,664.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         Kansas City Royals
1 Jim Dwyer RF 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Wayne Gross 3B 2 Pat Sheridan RF
3 Cal Ripken SS 3 George Brett 3B
4 Eddie Murray 1B 4 Jorge Orta DH
5 Fred Lynn CF 5 Steve Balboni 1B
6 Larry Sheets DH 6 Darryl Motley LF
7 Mike Young LF 7 Frank White 2B
8 Rich Dauer 2B 8 Jim Sundberg C
9 Rick Dempsey C 9 Onix Concepcion SS
Ken Dixon P Bret Saberhagen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-1 2 1-- RR BAL L. Sheets B. Saberhagen 23% 70% Home Run; Murray Scores
b9 2-4 1 12- OO KCR S. Balboni S. Stewart 20% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b9 2-4 0 1-- KCR G. Brett T. Martinez -14% 67% Single; Sheridan to 2B
b9 2-4 0 12- O KCR J. Orta T. Martinez 13% 80% Strikeout
t9 3-2 2 --- R BAL M. Young B. Saberhagen 10% 91% Home Run

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BAL J. Dwyer B. Saberhagen 4% 54% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- O BAL W. Gross B. Saberhagen -2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Dwyer to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O BAL C. Ripken B. Saberhagen -3% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 -2- R BAL E. Murray B. Saberhagen 9% 57% Single; Dwyer Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- O BAL F. Lynn B. Saberhagen -2% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Ken Dixon facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson K. Dixon 2% 58% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-1 1 --- O KCR P. Sheridan K. Dixon 2% 59% Groundout: 1B-P
b1 0-1 2 --- O KCR G. Brett K. Dixon 1% 60% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O BAL L. Sheets B. Saberhagen -2% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- BAL M. Young B. Saberhagen 2% 61% Single
t2 1-0 1 1-- O BAL R. Dauer B. Saberhagen -4% 57% Young Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t2 1-0 2 --- O BAL R. Dauer B. Saberhagen -1% 56% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Ken Dixon facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O KCR J. Orta K. Dixon 3% 58% Flyball: 3B
b2 0-1 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni K. Dixon 2% 60% Strikeout
b2 0-1 2 --- O KCR D. Motley K. Dixon 1% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- O BAL R. Dempsey B. Saberhagen -2% 59% Flyball: 3B
t3 1-0 1 --- BAL J. Dwyer B. Saberhagen 2% 62% Single
t3 1-0 1 1-- OO BAL W. Gross B. Saberhagen -5% 56% Double Play: Flyball: SS unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Ken Dixon facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- KCR F. White K. Dixon -7% 49% Double
b3 0-1 0 -2- O KCR J. Sundberg K. Dixon 2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B; White to 3B
b3 0-1 1 --3 RO KCR O. Concepcion K. Dixon -2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B; White Scores
b3 1-1 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson K. Dixon 1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 3-4-5
t4 1-1 0 --- O BAL C. Ripken B. Saberhagen -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t4 1-1 1 --- BAL E. Murray B. Saberhagen 3% 50% Single
t4 1-1 1 1-- O BAL F. Lynn B. Saberhagen -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t4 1-1 2 1-- RR BAL L. Sheets B. Saberhagen 23% 70% Home Run; Murray Scores
t4 3-1 2 --- O BAL M. Young B. Saberhagen -1% 69% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Orioles' Ken Dixon facing 2-3-4
b4 1-3 0 --- O KCR P. Sheridan K. Dixon 3% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-3 1 --- KCR G. Brett K. Dixon -8% 64% Triple
b4 1-3 1 --3 RO KCR J. Orta K. Dixon -1% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B; Brett Scores
b4 2-3 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni K. Dixon 1% 64% Flyball: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
t5 3-2 0 --- BAL R. Dauer B. Saberhagen 7% 71% Double
t5 3-2 0 -2- O BAL R. Dempsey B. Saberhagen -4% 66% Foul Flyball: 3B
t5 3-2 1 -2- O BAL J. Dwyer B. Saberhagen -4% 62% Strikeout
t5 3-2 2 -2- BAL W. Gross B. Saberhagen 1% 63% Walk
t5 3-2 2 12- O BAL C. Ripken B. Saberhagen -5% 59% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Orioles' Ken Dixon facing 6-7-8
b5 2-3 0 --- O KCR D. Motley K. Dixon 3% 62% Strikeout
b5 2-3 1 --- O KCR F. White K. Dixon 2% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-3 2 --- O KCR J. Sundberg K. Dixon 2% 66% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
t6 3-2 0 --- O BAL E. Murray B. Saberhagen -2% 64% Groundout: P-SS-1B
t6 3-2 1 --- O BAL F. Lynn B. Saberhagen -2% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 3-2 2 --- O BAL L. Sheets B. Saberhagen -1% 61% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Orioles' Ken Dixon facing 9-1-2
b6 2-3 0 --- O KCR O. Concepcion K. Dixon 4% 65% Flyball: RF
b6 2-3 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson K. Dixon 3% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 2-3 2 --- KCR P. Sheridan K. Dixon -4% 63% Double
b6 2-3 2 -2- O KCR G. Brett K. Dixon 6% 69% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 7-8-9
t7 3-2 0 --- O BAL M. Young B. Saberhagen -2% 67% Strikeout
t7 3-2 1 --- BAL R. Dauer B. Saberhagen 3% 70% Walk
t7 3-2 1 1-- O BAL R. Dempsey B. Saberhagen -3% 66% Strikeout
t7 3-2 2 1-- O BAL J. Dwyer B. Saberhagen -3% 64% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Orioles' Ken Dixon facing 4-5-6
b7 2-3 0 --- O KCR J. Orta K. Dixon 5% 69% Flyball: CF
b7 2-3 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni K. Dixon 4% 72% Strikeout
b7 2-3 2 --- O KCR D. Motley K. Dixon 2% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 2-3-4
t8 3-2 0 --- O BAL W. Gross B. Saberhagen -2% 72% Strikeout
t8 3-2 1 --- O BAL C. Ripken B. Saberhagen -2% 71% Flyball: RF
t8 3-2 2 --- O BAL E. Murray B. Saberhagen -1% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Orioles' Ken Dixon facing 7-8-9
b8 2-3 0 --- KCR F. White K. Dixon -10% 60% Single
b8 2-3 0 1-- O KCR J. Sundberg K. Dixon 4% 64% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; White to 2B
Dane Iorg pinch hits for Onix Concepcion (SS) batting 9th
b8 2-3 1 -2- O KCR D. Iorg K. Dixon 10% 74% Flyball: LF
b8 2-3 2 -2- O KCR W. Wilson K. Dixon 10% 84% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
Buddy Biancalana replaces Dane Iorg (PH) playing SS batting 9th
t9 3-2 0 --- O BAL F. Lynn B. Saberhagen -2% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 3-2 1 --- O BAL L. Sheets B. Saberhagen -1% 81% Foul Flyball: 1B
t9 3-2 2 --- R BAL M. Young B. Saberhagen 10% 91% Home Run
t9 4-2 2 --- O BAL R. Dauer B. Saberhagen -0% 91% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Orioles' Ken Dixon facing 2-3-4
b9 2-4 0 --- KCR P. Sheridan K. Dixon -9% 82% Walk
Tippy Martinez replaces Ken Dixon pitching
b9 2-4 0 1-- KCR G. Brett T. Martinez -14% 67% Single; Sheridan to 2B
b9 2-4 0 12- O KCR J. Orta T. Martinez 13% 80% Strikeout
Sammy Stewart replaces Tippy Martinez pitching
b9 2-4 1 12- OO KCR S. Balboni S. Stewart 20% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 2.

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