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5
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0
4
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5
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Sunday, May 12, 1985,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 31,009, Time of Game: 3:04
Yankees
5
12-15
 Lost 1 
5th, 5½ GB
at Royals
6
13-15
 Won 1 
4th, 4½ GB
L: Dave Righetti (1-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  1  0   4  0  0   0  0  0    5 12  1
Royals          0  0  2   0  1  1   1  0  1    6 13  0
Winning Run scored with 1 out

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rickey Henderson CF 5 0 3 1 0 1 5 .304 .402 .449 .852 -0.055 1.73 0.192 -0.246 -0.4 4 0 2B,GDP
Ken Griffey LF 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .308 .356 .538 .895 -0.002 1.35 0.129 -0.131 0.7 5 0 2B
Don Mattingly 1B 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .284 .314 .422 .736 -0.066 1.20 0.041 -0.107 -0.3 9 0 IW
Dave Winfield RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .245 .310 .373 .682 -0.205 1.23 0.000 -0.205 -2.6 1 0 GDP
Don Baylor DH 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .297 .405 .560 .966 0.072 0.96 0.142 -0.070 0.5 3B,GDP
Ron Hassey C 3 1 0 1 1 0 4 .412 .444 .471 .915 0.004 1.30 0.072 -0.068 0.0 4 0
Willie Randolph 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .239 .340 .272 .611 -0.087 1.17 0.023 -0.110 -0.6 0 3
Mike Pagliarulo 3B 2 1 2 1 1 0 4 .262 .415 .405 .820 0.190 1.32 0.206 -0.017 1.6 0 3 SH
Bob Meacham SS 3 1 2 1 0 0 4 .259 .371 .309 .680 0.157 1.54 0.188 -0.031 1.4 2 0 2B,SH
Phil Niekro P 0 2
   Dave Righetti P 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 12 5 4 2 40 .353 .421 .500 .921 0.008 1.33 0.993 -0.985 0.4 25 8
2B: R Henderson (4, off B Saberhagen); K Griffey (8, off B Saberhagen); B Meacham (4, off J Beckwith).
3B: D Baylor (1, off B Saberhagen).
SH: M Pagliarulo (1, off B Saberhagen); B Meacham (5, off B Saberhagen).
IBB: D Mattingly (2, by J Beckwith).
TB: D Baylor 4; R Henderson 4; B Meacham 3; M Pagliarulo 2; K Griffey 2; W Randolph; D Mattingly.
GIDP: D Winfield (4); D Baylor (2); R Henderson (2).
RBI: M Pagliarulo (6); R Hassey (5); R Henderson (9); B Meacham (11); K Griffey (12).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
PB: R Hassey (1).
E: D Righetti (1).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: R Henderson (1st base by B Saberhagen).

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 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .264 .302 .397 .699 -0.034 1.40 0.110 -0.144 -0.2 3 0 3B
Pat Sheridan RF 4 2 2 3 0 1 4 .256 .356 .397 .753 0.192 1.07 0.253 -0.061 1.5 1 0 2·HR
   Lynn Jones PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .156 .147 .188 .335 -0.035 1.39 0.000 -0.035 -0.2 0 0
George Brett 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .304 .427 .490 .918 -0.050 0.80 0.032 -0.082 -0.2 1 2
Jorge Orta DH 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .259 .294 .383 .677 0.056 1.01 0.086 -0.030 0.4
   Hal McRae PH 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 .207 .351 .379 .731 0.150 2.08 0.150 0.000 0.8
   Buddy Biancalana PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .121 .216 .212 .428 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Steve Balboni 1B 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .250 .270 .446 .716 0.111 2.08 0.257 -0.147 0.5 10 0
Dane Iorg LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .154 .267 .154 .421 0.028 1.54 0.080 -0.052 0.2 1 0
   Darryl Motley PH-LF 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 .194 .238 .337 .575 0.038 2.96 0.073 -0.035 0.1 2 0 SF
Frank White 2B 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .198 .242 .430 .672 0.024 2.28 0.137 -0.113 -0.1 5 7
John Wathan C 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .222 .417 .222 .639 0.011 1.70 0.095 -0.084 0.2 2 0
   Jim Sundberg PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .214 .267 .310 .576 0.166 5.62 0.166 0.000 1.0
Onix Concepcion SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .167 .182 .241 .423 -0.149 2.20 0.043 -0.192 -1.1 2 3
Bret Saberhagen P 0 3
   Joe Beckwith P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 38 6 13 6 5 4 44 .342 .409 .553 .962 0.508 1.74 1.482 -0.975 3.0 27 15
3B: W Wilson (7, off P Niekro).
HR: P Sheridan 2 (2, 2 off P Niekro, 3rd inn, 1 on, 0 outs; 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
SF: D Motley (1, off D Righetti).
TB: P Sheridan 8; W Wilson 3; S Balboni 2; J Wathan; D Motley; O Concepcion; J Orta; H McRae; D Iorg; J Sundberg; G Brett.
RBI: P Sheridan 3 (7); D Motley (6); J Sundberg (6); D Iorg (1).
2-out RBI: P Sheridan.
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 3. G Brett-F White-S Balboni 2; O Concepcion-F White-S Balboni.

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro 6 9 4 4 3 2 2 4.74 30 37 -0.115 1.34 -1.0
Dave Righetti, BS (2), L (1-2) 2.1 4 2 2 2 2 0 1.82 14 0 0 -0.392 2.63 -2.1
Team Totals 8.1 13 6 6 5 4 2 6.48 44 37 0 0 -0.507 1.74 -3.0

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen 3.1 8 5 5 2 0 0 4.62 20 22 -0.452 1.32 -4.4
Joe Beckwith 4.1 4 0 0 2 1 0 1.14 16 2 0 0.187 1.07 2.8
Dan Quisenberry, W (3-2) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.95 4 2 0 0.258 2.38 1.1
Team Totals 9 12 5 5 4 2 0 5.00 40 22 4 0 -0.007 1.33 -0.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: J Beckwith (2; D Mattingly).
Pickoffs: B Saberhagen (2; R Henderson, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Rocky Roe, 2B - Ken Kaiser, 3B - Dale Ford.
Time of Game: 3:04.
Attendance: 31,009.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Kansas City Royals
1 Rickey Henderson CF 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Ken Griffey LF 2 Pat Sheridan RF
3 Don Mattingly 1B 3 George Brett 3B
4 Dave Winfield RF 4 Jorge Orta DH
5 Don Baylor DH 5 Steve Balboni 1B
6 Ron Hassey C 6 Dane Iorg LF
7 Willie Randolph 2B 7 Frank White 2B
8 Mike Pagliarulo 3B 8 John Wathan C
9 Bob Meacham SS 9 Onix Concepcion SS
Phil Niekro P Bret Saberhagen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 4-5 0 1-- KCR S. Balboni D. Righetti 19% 62% Single; McRae to 3B
b9 5-5 1 123 R KCR J. Sundberg D. Righetti 17% 100% Single; Biancalana Scores; Motley to 3B; White to 2B
t4 1-2 1 12- R NYY M. Pagliarulo B. Saberhagen -16% 42% Single; Hassey Scores; Randolph to 3B
b6 3-5 2 --- R KCR P. Sheridan P. Niekro 13% 33% Home Run
b9 5-5 1 12- KCR F. White D. Righetti 13% 83% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Biancalana to 3B; Motley to 2B; White to 1B

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' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYY R. Henderson B. Saberhagen -6% 44% Double
t1 0-0 0 -2- O NYY K. Griffey B. Saberhagen 4% 48% Flyball: 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O NYY D. Mattingly B. Saberhagen 3% 52% Flyball: SS
t1 0-0 2 -2- O NYY D. Winfield B. Saberhagen 3% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson P. Niekro -2% 53% Foul Flyball: 1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR P. Sheridan P. Niekro -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett P. Niekro -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- NYY D. Baylor B. Saberhagen -9% 41% Triple
t2 0-0 0 --3 RO NYY R. Hassey B. Saberhagen 1% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B; Baylor Scores
t2 1-0 1 --- NYY W. Randolph B. Saberhagen -2% 39% Single
t2 1-0 1 1-- O NYY M. Pagliarulo B. Saberhagen 2% 41% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Randolph to 2B
t2 1-0 2 -2- O NYY B. Meacham B. Saberhagen 3% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- KCR J. Orta P. Niekro 4% 48% Walk
b2 0-1 0 1-- O KCR S. Balboni P. Niekro -4% 44% Flyball: LF
b2 0-1 1 1-- O KCR D. Iorg P. Niekro -2% 42% Groundout: 3B-1B; Orta to 2B
b2 0-1 2 -2- KCR F. White P. Niekro 1% 43% Walk
b2 0-1 2 12- KCR J. Wathan P. Niekro 3% 47% Walk; Orta to 3B; White to 2B
b2 0-1 2 123 O KCR O. Concepcion P. Niekro -8% 39% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- NYY R. Henderson B. Saberhagen -3% 35% Single
t3 1-0 0 1-- O NYY K. Griffey B. Saberhagen 6% 41% Henderson Picked off 1B (P-1B)
t3 1-0 1 --- NYY K. Griffey B. Saberhagen -2% 38% Walk
t3 1-0 1 1-- O NYY D. Mattingly B. Saberhagen 3% 41% Flyball: LF
t3 1-0 2 1-- O NYY D. Winfield B. Saberhagen 2% 44% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- KCR W. Wilson P. Niekro 11% 54% Triple
b3 0-1 0 --3 RR KCR P. Sheridan P. Niekro 13% 67% Home Run; Wilson Scores
b3 2-1 0 --- KCR G. Brett P. Niekro 3% 70% Single
b3 2-1 0 1-- O KCR J. Orta P. Niekro -3% 67% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 2-1 1 1-- KCR S. Balboni P. Niekro 2% 69% Passed Ball; Orta to 2B
b3 2-1 1 -2- O KCR S. Balboni P. Niekro -3% 66% Flyball: LF
b3 2-1 2 -2- O KCR D. Iorg P. Niekro -3% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
t4 1-2 0 --- NYY D. Baylor B. Saberhagen -5% 58% Single
t4 1-2 0 1-- NYY R. Hassey B. Saberhagen -7% 51% Walk; Baylor to 2B
t4 1-2 0 12- O NYY W. Randolph B. Saberhagen 7% 57% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Hassey to 2B
t4 1-2 1 12- R NYY M. Pagliarulo B. Saberhagen -16% 42% Single; Hassey Scores; Randolph to 3B
t4 2-2 1 1-3 R NYY B. Meacham B. Saberhagen -8% 34% Fielder's Choice /Sacrifice Bunt; Randolph Scores; Pagliarulo to 2B; Meacham to 1B
t4 3-2 1 12- R NYY R. Henderson B. Saberhagen -10% 24% Single; Pagliarulo Scores; Meacham to 2B
t4 4-2 1 12- R NYY K. Griffey B. Saberhagen -11% 13% Double; Meacham Scores; Henderson to 3B
Joe Beckwith replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
t4 5-2 1 -23 NYY D. Mattingly J. Beckwith -0% 13% Intentional Walk
t4 5-2 1 123 OO NYY D. Winfield J. Beckwith 8% 21% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Yankees' Phil Niekro facing 7-8-9
b4 2-5 0 --- O KCR F. White P. Niekro -2% 19% Groundout: P-1B
b4 2-5 1 --- KCR J. Wathan P. Niekro 3% 22% Single
b4 2-5 1 1-- KCR O. Concepcion P. Niekro 4% 26% Single; Wathan to 2B
b4 2-5 1 12- O KCR W. Wilson P. Niekro -5% 21% Flyball: LF
b4 2-5 2 12- O KCR P. Sheridan P. Niekro -5% 16% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Joe Beckwith facing 5-6-7
t5 5-2 0 --- O NYY D. Baylor J. Beckwith 1% 17% Flyball: RF
t5 5-2 1 --- O NYY R. Hassey J. Beckwith 1% 18% Flyball: CF
t5 5-2 2 --- O NYY W. Randolph J. Beckwith 1% 19% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Yankees' Phil Niekro facing 3-4-5
b5 2-5 0 --- O KCR G. Brett P. Niekro -3% 16% Flyball: LF
b5 2-5 1 --- KCR J. Orta P. Niekro 3% 19% Single
b5 2-5 1 1-- KCR S. Balboni P. Niekro 7% 26% Single; Orta to 3B
b5 2-5 1 1-3 R KCR D. Iorg P. Niekro 8% 34% Single; Orta Scores; Balboni to 2B
b5 3-5 1 12- O KCR F. White P. Niekro -4% 30% Groundout: P-1B; Balboni to 3B; Iorg to 2B
b5 3-5 2 -23 O KCR J. Wathan P. Niekro -8% 22% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Joe Beckwith facing 8-9-1
t6 5-3 0 --- NYY M. Pagliarulo J. Beckwith -3% 19% Single
t6 5-3 0 1-- NYY B. Meacham J. Beckwith -4% 16% Single/Bunt; Pagliarulo to 2B
t6 5-3 0 12- OO NYY R. Henderson J. Beckwith 7% 23% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Pagliarulo to 3B
t6 5-3 2 --3 O NYY K. Griffey J. Beckwith 3% 26% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Yankees' Phil Niekro facing 9-1-2
b6 3-5 0 --- O KCR O. Concepcion P. Niekro -4% 22% Flyball: CF
b6 3-5 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson P. Niekro -2% 20% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 3-5 2 --- R KCR P. Sheridan P. Niekro 13% 33% Home Run
b6 4-5 2 --- O KCR G. Brett P. Niekro -2% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' Joe Beckwith facing 3-4-5
t7 5-4 0 --- NYY D. Mattingly J. Beckwith -4% 27% Single
t7 5-4 0 1-- O NYY D. Winfield J. Beckwith 4% 30% Flyball: CF
t7 5-4 1 1-- OO NYY D. Baylor J. Beckwith 6% 36% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 4-5-6
Dave Righetti replaces Phil Niekro pitching
Hal McRae pinch hits for Jorge Orta (DH) batting 4th
b7 4-5 0 --- KCR H. McRae D. Righetti 8% 44% Single
b7 4-5 0 1-- KCR S. Balboni D. Righetti 19% 62% Single; McRae to 3B
Darryl Motley pinch hits for Dane Iorg (LF) batting 6th
b7 4-5 0 1-3 RO KCR D. Motley D. Righetti -3% 59% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; McRae Scores
b7 5-5 1 1-- O KCR F. White D. Righetti -5% 54% Flyball: RF
b7 5-5 2 1-- KCR J. Wathan D. Righetti 3% 57% Walk; Balboni to 2B
b7 5-5 2 12- O KCR O. Concepcion D. Righetti -7% 50% Flyball: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Tied 5-5, Royals' Joe Beckwith facing 6-7-8
Darryl Motley moves from PH to LF
t8 5-5 0 --- O NYY R. Hassey J. Beckwith 5% 55% Flyball: LF
t8 5-5 1 --- O NYY W. Randolph J. Beckwith 3% 58% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 5-5 2 --- NYY M. Pagliarulo J. Beckwith -3% 56% Walk
t8 5-5 2 1-- NYY B. Meacham J. Beckwith -7% 49% Double; Pagliarulo to 3B
Dan Quisenberry replaces Joe Beckwith pitching
t8 5-5 2 -23 O NYY R. Henderson D. Quisenberry 12% 61% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 5-5, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 1-2-3
b8 5-5 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Righetti -5% 56% Strikeout
Lynn Jones pinch hits for Pat Sheridan (RF) batting 2nd
b8 5-5 1 --- O KCR L. Jones D. Righetti -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b8 5-5 2 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Righetti -3% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Tied 5-5, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 2-3-4
Lynn Jones moves from PH to RF
t9 5-5 0 --- O NYY K. Griffey D. Quisenberry 6% 56% Flyball: SS
t9 5-5 1 --- O NYY D. Mattingly D. Quisenberry 4% 60% Flyball: LF
t9 5-5 2 --- O NYY D. Winfield D. Quisenberry 3% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 5-5, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 4-5-6
b9 5-5 0 --- KCR H. McRae D. Righetti 7% 71% Walk
b9 5-5 0 1-- O KCR S. Balboni D. Righetti -8% 64% Strikeout
b9 5-5 1 1-- KCR D. Motley D. Righetti 7% 71% Single; McRae to 2B
Buddy Biancalana pinch runs for Hal McRae (DH) batting 4th
b9 5-5 1 12- KCR F. White D. Righetti 13% 83% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Biancalana to 3B; Motley to 2B; White to 1B
Jim Sundberg pinch hits for John Wathan (C) batting 8th
b9 5-5 1 123 R KCR J. Sundberg D. Righetti 17% 100% Single; Biancalana Scores; Motley to 3B; White to 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 6.

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