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Saturday, May 11, 1985,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 38,011, Time of Game: 2:35
Yankees
11
12-14
 Won 2 
5th, 5½ GB
at Royals
3
12-15
 Lost 2 
4th, 5½ GB
L: Buddy Black (2-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  0   9  0  0   0  2  0   11 13  1
Royals          0  3  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  3  2

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rickey Henderson CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 .281 .811 -0.050 1.20 0.043 -0.093 -0.6 3 0 IW
   Henry Cotto PH-CF 1 1 1 0 0 0 .357 .829 0.001 0.02 0.001 0.000 0.3 0 0
Don Mattingly 1B 5 1 1 1 0 1 .286 .738 -0.033 0.99 0.089 -0.122 -0.1 9 1 2B,GDP
Dave Winfield RF 5 2 3 1 0 0 .258 .716 -0.020 0.67 0.047 -0.067 1.0 2 0 3B
   Omar Moreno RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .478 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Don Baylor DH 4 1 2 5 1 2 .287 .942 0.195 0.99 0.237 -0.042 3.5 HR
Butch Wynegar C 5 1 1 0 0 0 .286 .774 0.175 1.04 0.199 -0.024 1.2 5 0
Billy Sample LF 4 1 0 0 0 1 .194 .596 -0.009 0.59 0.028 -0.038 -0.8 1 0 HBP
Willie Randolph 2B 4 1 1 0 1 0 .239 .616 0.040 0.79 0.080 -0.040 0.4 2 3
Dale Berra 3B 4 1 1 0 1 2 .268 .638 0.041 0.65 0.052 -0.011 -0.4 1 3 GDP
Bob Meacham SS 4 1 2 2 0 0 .244 .644 0.265 1.22 0.267 -0.002 2.1 4 3 2B
Dennis Rasmussen P 0 3
   Brian Fisher P 0 1
Team Totals 39 11 13 9 4 6 .333 .922 0.605 0.88 1.043 -0.439 6.4 27 14
2B: B Meacham (3, off B Black); D Mattingly (10, off M LaCoss).
3B: D Winfield (2, off M Jones).
HR: D Baylor (5, off B Black; 4th inn, 3 on, 2 outs).
IBB: R Henderson (1, by B Black).
HBP: B Sample (1, by B Black).
TB: D Baylor 5; D Winfield 5; B Meacham 3; D Mattingly 2; R Henderson; W Randolph; D Berra; H Cotto; B Wynegar.
GIDP: D Berra (2); D Mattingly (5).
RBI: D Baylor 5 (24); B Meacham 2 (10); D Mattingly (18); D Winfield (10).
2-out RBI: D Baylor 5; D Winfield.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 5 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 3. D Rasmussen-B Meacham-D Mattingly; W Randolph-B Meacham-D Mattingly; D Berra-W Randolph-D Mattingly.
E: B Meacham (5).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: R Henderson (1st base by B Black).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .267 .694 -0.042 0.41 0.000 -0.042 -0.8 2 0
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .207 .695 -0.015 0.30 0.009 -0.024 -0.3 2 3
George Brett 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .309 .942 -0.002 0.25 0.015 -0.016 0.0 2 3
Hal McRae DH 4 1 1 1 0 2 .179 .671 0.065 0.52 0.106 -0.040 -0.3 HR,GDP
Steve Balboni 1B 2 1 0 0 1 0 .243 .712 0.036 0.42 0.042 -0.006 0.4 11 0
Darryl Motley LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 .186 .563 0.064 0.64 0.089 -0.024 0.4 0 0 2B,GDP
Lynn Jones RF 2 0 0 1 0 0 .161 .345 -0.004 0.53 0.007 -0.011 -0.4 3 0 SF
Jim Sundberg C 2 0 0 1 1 0 .205 .560 0.036 0.43 0.042 -0.006 0.8 6 0
Onix Concepcion SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .416 -0.031 0.39 0.000 -0.031 -0.6 1 3 CS
   Dane Iorg PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .350 -0.004 0.14 0.000 -0.004 -0.8 GDP
   Buddy Biancalana SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .121 .428 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Buddy Black P 0 1
   Mike LaCoss P 0 0
   Mike Jones P 0 2
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 27 3 3 3 3 5 .111 .453 0.103 0.42 0.310 -0.204 -1.6 27 13
2B: D Motley (5, off D Rasmussen).
HR: H McRae (1, off D Rasmussen; 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
SF: L Jones (2, off D Rasmussen).
TB: H McRae 4; D Motley 2; G Brett.
GIDP: H McRae (1); D Motley (7); D Iorg (1).
RBI: J Sundberg (5); H McRae (4); L Jones (6).
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 2. F White-O Concepcion-S Balboni; G Brett-F White-S Balboni.
E: S Balboni (2); G Brett (3).
Baserunning
CS: O Concepcion (1, 2nd base by D Rasmussen/B Wynegar).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Rasmussen, W (2-1) 7 3 3 3 2 2 1 2.57 25 59 -0.108 0.50 0.5
Brian Fisher 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 1.50 6 0 0 0.002 0.04 1.0
Team Totals 9 3 3 3 3 5 1 3.00 31 59 0 0 -0.106 0.42 1.5

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Buddy Black, L (2-3) 3.2 6 9 3 4 2 1 3.28 22 23 -0.618 1.61 -7.1
Mike LaCoss 2.1 4 0 0 0 2 0 2.38 10 0 0 0.014 0.15 1.1
Mike Jones 2 3 2 2 0 1 0 1.93 9 0 0 -0.002 0.03 -1.0
Dan Quisenberry 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.30 3 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 13 11 5 4 6 1 5.00 44 23 0 0 -0.606 0.88 -6.5
Balks: None.
WP: B Black (3).
HBP: B Black (2; B Sample).
IBB: B Black (3; R Henderson).
Pickoffs: B Black (1; R Henderson, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dale Ford, 1B - Larry Barnett, 2B - Rocky Roe, 3B - Ken Kaiser.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 2-3 1 123 RR NYY B. Meacham B. Black 21% 71% Double; Sample Scores; Randolph Scores; Berra to 3B
t4 5-3 2 123 RRRR NYY D. Baylor B. Black 20% 95% Home Run; Meacham Scores/unER; Henderson Scores/unER; Mattingly Scores/unER; Baylor Scores/unER
b2 0-0 0 --- R KCR H. McRae D. Rasmussen -11% 34% Home Run
t3 0-3 1 1-3 OO NYY D. Mattingly B. Black -11% 16% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t4 0-3 1 1-- R NYY B. Wynegar B. Black 10% 29% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Winfield Scores/No RBI; Wynegar to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYY R. Henderson B. Black 4% 54% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- O NYY D. Mattingly B. Black -6% 48% Henderson Picked off 1B (P-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYY D. Mattingly B. Black -2% 46% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYY D. Winfield B. Black -1% 45% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Dennis Rasmussen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Rasmussen 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR F. White D. Rasmussen 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Rasmussen 1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- NYY D. Baylor B. Black 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- O NYY B. Wynegar B. Black -2% 52% Groundout: SS-2B-1B; Baylor to 2B
t2 0-0 1 -2- O NYY B. Sample B. Black -3% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B; Baylor to 3B
t2 0-0 2 --3 O NYY W. Randolph B. Black -4% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Dennis Rasmussen facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- R KCR H. McRae D. Rasmussen -11% 34% Home Run
b2 1-0 0 --- KCR S. Balboni D. Rasmussen -3% 31% Walk
b2 1-0 0 1-- KCR D. Motley D. Rasmussen -9% 22% Double; Balboni to 3B
b2 1-0 0 -23 RO KCR L. Jones D. Rasmussen -1% 22% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Balboni Scores; Motley to 3B
b2 2-0 1 --3 R KCR J. Sundberg D. Rasmussen -4% 18% Fielder's Choice ; Motley Scores; Sundberg to 1B
b2 3-0 1 1-- O KCR O. Concepcion D. Rasmussen 1% 19% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Concepcion to 1B
b2 3-0 2 1-- O KCR W. Wilson D. Rasmussen 1% 20% Concepcion Caught Stealing 2B (P-1B-SS)
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Buddy Black facing 8-9-1
t3 0-3 0 --- NYY D. Berra B. Black 4% 24% Single
t3 0-3 0 1-- NYY B. Meacham B. Black 6% 30% Single; Berra to 2B
t3 0-3 0 12- O NYY R. Henderson B. Black -3% 26% Flyball: CF; Berra to 3B
t3 0-3 1 1-3 OO NYY D. Mattingly B. Black -11% 16% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Yankees' Dennis Rasmussen facing 1-2-3
b3 3-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Rasmussen 1% 17% Flyball: CF
b3 3-0 1 --- O KCR F. White D. Rasmussen 1% 18% Flyball: 1B
b3 3-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Rasmussen 1% 18% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Buddy Black facing 3-4-5
t4 0-3 0 --- NYY D. Winfield B. Black 4% 22% Single
t4 0-3 0 1-- O NYY D. Baylor B. Black -3% 19% Strikeout
t4 0-3 1 1-- R NYY B. Wynegar B. Black 10% 29% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Winfield Scores/No RBI; Wynegar to 2B
t4 1-3 1 -2- NYY B. Sample B. Black 3% 32% Hit By Pitch
t4 1-3 1 12- NYY W. Randolph B. Black 8% 39% Walk; Wynegar to 3B; Sample to 2B
t4 1-3 1 123 R NYY D. Berra B. Black 10% 49% Wild Pitch; Wynegar Scores/unER; Sample to 3B; Randolph to 2B
t4 2-3 1 -23 NYY D. Berra B. Black 2% 50% Walk
t4 2-3 1 123 RR NYY B. Meacham B. Black 21% 71% Double; Sample Scores; Randolph Scores; Berra to 3B
t4 4-3 1 -23 NYY R. Henderson B. Black 1% 72% Intentional Walk
t4 4-3 1 123 R NYY D. Mattingly B. Black 8% 80% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Berra Scores/unER; Meacham to 3B; Henderson to 2B
t4 5-3 1 123 O NYY D. Winfield B. Black -6% 75% Foul Flyball: 3B
t4 5-3 2 123 RRRR NYY D. Baylor B. Black 20% 95% Home Run; Meacham Scores/unER; Henderson Scores/unER; Mattingly Scores/unER; Baylor Scores/unER
Mike LaCoss replaces Buddy Black pitching
t4 9-3 2 --- NYY B. Wynegar M. LaCoss 0% 95% Single
t4 9-3 2 1-- O NYY B. Sample M. LaCoss -0% 94% Strikeout
9 runs, 4 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 9, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-9, Yankees' Dennis Rasmussen facing 4-5-6
b4 3-9 0 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Rasmussen 1% 95% Strikeout
b4 3-9 1 --- KCR S. Balboni D. Rasmussen -1% 94% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Balboni to 1B
b4 3-9 1 1-- OO KCR D. Motley D. Rasmussen 2% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Yankees 9, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 9-3, Royals' Mike LaCoss facing 7-8-9
t5 9-3 0 --- NYY W. Randolph M. LaCoss 0% 97% Single
t5 9-3 0 1-- OO NYY D. Berra M. LaCoss -1% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t5 9-3 2 --- O NYY B. Meacham M. LaCoss -0% 96% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 9, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-9, Yankees' Dennis Rasmussen facing 7-8-9
b5 3-9 0 --- O KCR L. Jones D. Rasmussen 1% 97% Flyball: SS
b5 3-9 1 --- O KCR J. Sundberg D. Rasmussen 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 3-9 2 --- O KCR O. Concepcion D. Rasmussen 0% 97% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 9, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 9-3, Royals' Mike LaCoss facing 1-2-3
t6 9-3 0 --- O NYY R. Henderson M. LaCoss -0% 97% Flyball: CF
t6 9-3 1 --- NYY D. Mattingly M. LaCoss 0% 98% Double
t6 9-3 1 -2- NYY D. Winfield M. LaCoss 0% 98% Single; Mattingly to 3B
t6 9-3 1 1-3 O NYY D. Baylor M. LaCoss -1% 97% Strikeout
t6 9-3 2 1-3 O NYY B. Wynegar M. LaCoss -1% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 9, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-9, Yankees' Dennis Rasmussen facing 1-2-3
b6 3-9 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Rasmussen 1% 98% Strikeout
b6 3-9 1 --- KCR F. White D. Rasmussen -1% 97% Walk
b6 3-9 1 1-- KCR G. Brett D. Rasmussen -1% 95% Single; White to 2B
b6 3-9 1 12- OO KCR H. McRae D. Rasmussen 3% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 9, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 9-3, Royals' Mike Jones facing 6-7-8
Mike Jones replaces Mike LaCoss pitching
t7 9-3 0 --- O NYY B. Sample M. Jones -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 9-3 1 --- O NYY W. Randolph M. Jones -0% 98% Foul Flyball: RF
t7 9-3 2 --- O NYY D. Berra M. Jones -0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 9, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-9, Yankees' Dennis Rasmussen facing 5-6-7
b7 3-9 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni D. Rasmussen 1% 99% Flyball: RF
b7 3-9 1 --- O KCR D. Motley D. Rasmussen 0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
b7 3-9 2 --- O KCR L. Jones D. Rasmussen 0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 9, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 9-3, Royals' Mike Jones facing 9-1-2
t8 9-3 0 --- O NYY B. Meacham M. Jones -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
Henry Cotto pinch hits for Rickey Henderson (CF) batting 1st
t8 9-3 1 --- NYY H. Cotto M. Jones 0% 99% Single
t8 9-3 1 1-- O NYY D. Mattingly M. Jones -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B; Cotto to 2B
t8 9-3 2 -2- R NYY D. Winfield M. Jones 0% 100% Triple; Cotto Scores
t8 10-3 2 --3 R NYY D. Baylor M. Jones 0% 100% Single; Winfield Scores
t8 11-3 2 1-- O NYY B. Wynegar M. Jones -0% 100% Flyball: 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 11, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-11, Yankees' Brian Fisher facing 8-9-1
Brian Fisher replaces Dennis Rasmussen pitching
Henry Cotto moves from PH to CF
b8 3-11 0 --- KCR J. Sundberg B. Fisher -0% 100% Walk
Dane Iorg pinch hits for Onix Concepcion (SS) batting 9th
b8 3-11 0 1-- OO KCR D. Iorg B. Fisher 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b8 3-11 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Fisher 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 11, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 11-3, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 6-7-8
Dan Quisenberry replaces Mike Jones pitching
Buddy Biancalana replaces Dane Iorg (PH) playing SS batting 9th
t9 11-3 0 --- O NYY B. Sample D. Quisenberry -0% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 11-3 1 --- O NYY W. Randolph D. Quisenberry 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 11-3 2 --- O NYY D. Berra D. Quisenberry -0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 11, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-11, Yankees' Brian Fisher facing 2-3-4
Omar Moreno replaces Dave Winfield playing RF batting 3rd
b9 3-11 0 --- O KCR F. White B. Fisher 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
b9 3-11 1 --- O KCR G. Brett B. Fisher 0% 100% Strikeout
b9 3-11 2 --- O KCR H. McRae B. Fisher 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 11, Royals 3.

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