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@MIL
3
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7
2
Sunday, May 26, 1985,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 32,563, Time of Game: 2:33
White Sox
2
19-20
 Lost 6 
4th, 4½ GB
at Royals
3
23-18
 Won 5 
2nd, 1½ GB
W: Buddy Black (5-3)
L: Bob James (1-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       0  1  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    2  6  3
Royals          0  0  1   0  1  0   0  1  X    3  5  0

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rudy Law LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .666 -0.061 0.81 0.000 -0.061 -0.6 2 0
   Jerry Hairston PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .765 0.091 1.39 0.091 0.000 0.4 2B
   Daryl Boston PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .596 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Scott Fletcher 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .588 -0.116 1.07 0.000 -0.116 -0.8 1 2
Tom Paciorek RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .207 .470 -0.133 1.23 0.000 -0.133 -0.8 5 0
Carlton Fisk C 3 1 0 0 0 0 .256 .827 -0.058 1.46 0.063 -0.122 -0.1 3 1 SB,HBP
Ron Kittle DH 3 1 1 0 0 1 .147 .502 -0.032 1.02 0.026 -0.058 -0.2
   Oscar Gamble PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .772 -0.053 2.13 0.000 -0.053 -0.2
Greg Walker 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 .283 .803 0.068 1.42 0.147 -0.079 0.8 7 1 2B
Tim Hulett 2B 3 0 2 2 0 0 .397 .943 0.155 1.81 0.211 -0.056 1.5 3 0
Luis Salazar CF-LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .467 -0.186 1.43 0.000 -0.186 -1.6 1 0 GDP
Ozzie Guillen SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .542 -0.126 1.54 0.000 -0.126 -1.1 1 2
Floyd Bannister P 1 0
   Bob James P 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 6 2 0 4 .188 .462 -0.451 1.34 0.538 -0.990 -2.5 24 6
2B: G Walker (7, off B Black); J Hairston (1, off B Black).
HBP: C Fisk (2, by B Black).
TB: G Walker 3; J Hairston 2; T Hulett 2; R Kittle.
GIDP: L Salazar (1).
RBI: T Hulett 2 (10).
2-out RBI: T Hulett.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
E: O Guillen (3); L Salazar (5); G Walker (4).
Baserunning
SB: C Fisk (5, 2nd base off B Black/J Wathan).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 3 1 2 0 1 0 .294 .782 0.189 1.30 0.217 -0.027 1.3 1 0 2·SB
Lonnie Smith LF 3 1 0 0 1 0 .248 .669 -0.022 1.52 0.082 -0.104 -0.2 1 0 SB
   Lynn Jones LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .440 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
George Brett 3B 2 0 0 2 1 0 .296 .927 0.035 1.90 0.069 -0.034 0.1 1 6 SF
Steve Balboni 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .256 .732 -0.106 1.34 0.010 -0.115 -0.6 11 0
Frank White 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 .227 .724 0.234 1.48 0.309 -0.075 0.7 3 3 HR
Darryl Motley RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .206 .604 -0.095 1.31 0.000 -0.095 -0.8 6 0
   Pat Sheridan PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .228 .668 -0.014 0.53 0.000 -0.014 -0.2 0 0
Hal McRae DH 3 0 1 0 1 0 .204 .660 0.039 0.84 0.067 -0.028 0.2
John Wathan C 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .741 -0.079 1.16 0.024 -0.103 -0.6 4 0 2B
Onix Concepcion SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 .181 .436 -0.132 1.67 0.000 -0.132 -1.0 0 3
Buddy Black P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 29 3 5 3 5 4 .172 .596 0.049 1.36 0.778 -0.727 -1.0 27 12
2B: J Wathan (1, off F Bannister).
HR: F White (7, off B James; 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: G Brett (2, off F Bannister).
TB: F White 4; J Wathan 2; W Wilson 2; H McRae.
RBI: G Brett 2 (27); F White (19).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Brett-F White-S Balboni.
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson 2 (10, 2nd base off F Bannister/C Fisk 2); L Smith (16, 2nd base off F Bannister/C Fisk).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Floyd Bannister 7 4 2 1 5 3 0 3.97 31 61 0.181 1.44 1.5
Bob James, L (1-2) 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 3.38 4 0 0 -0.229 0.76 -0.5
Team Totals 8 5 3 2 5 4 1 2.25 35 61 0 0 -0.048 1.36 1.0

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Buddy Black, W (5-3) 8 6 2 2 0 4 0 2.48 30 66 0.288 1.26 2.0
Dan Quisenberry, S (8) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.19 3 0 0 0.163 2.14 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 0 4 0 2.00 33 66 0 0 0.451 1.34 2.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: B Black (3; C Fisk).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry McCoy, 1B - Steve Palermo, 2B - Dave Phillips, 3B - Jerry Neudecker.
Time of Game: 2:33.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Rudy Law LF 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Scott Fletcher 3B 2 Lonnie Smith LF
3 Tom Paciorek RF 3 George Brett 3B
4 Carlton Fisk C 4 Steve Balboni 1B
5 Ron Kittle DH 5 Frank White 2B
6 Greg Walker 1B 6 Darryl Motley RF
7 Tim Hulett 2B 7 Hal McRae DH
8 Luis Salazar CF 8 John Wathan C
9 Ozzie Guillen SS 9 Onix Concepcion SS
Floyd Bannister P Buddy Black P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 2-2 0 --- R KCR F. White B. James 26% 87% Home Run
t4 1-1 2 -2- R CHW T. Hulett B. Black -12% 40% Single; Fisk Scores
t2 0-0 1 -23 R CHW T. Hulett B. Black -9% 32% Single; Kittle Scores; Walker to 3B; Hulett to 2B
t7 2-2 1 1-- OO CHW L. Salazar B. Black 9% 59% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t8 2-2 1 --- CHW J. Hairston B. Black -9% 46% Double

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHW R. Law B. Black 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHW S. Fletcher B. Black 2% 54% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHW T. Paciorek B. Black 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Floyd Bannister facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson F. Bannister 4% 58% Single
b1 0-0 0 1-- O KCR L. Smith F. Bannister -3% 55% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 1-- KCR G. Brett F. Bannister 2% 57% Wilson Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O KCR G. Brett F. Bannister -3% 53% Flyball: 1B
b1 0-0 2 -2- KCR S. Balboni F. Bannister 1% 54% Walk
b1 0-0 2 12- O KCR F. White F. Bannister -4% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CHW C. Fisk B. Black 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- CHW R. Kittle B. Black -3% 50% Single
t2 0-0 1 1-- CHW G. Walker B. Black -9% 41% Double; Kittle to 3B
t2 0-0 1 -23 R CHW T. Hulett B. Black -9% 32% Single; Kittle Scores; Walker to 3B; Hulett to 2B
t2 1-0 1 -23 O CHW L. Salazar B. Black 7% 39% Flyball: 2B
t2 1-0 2 -23 O CHW O. Guillen B. Black 5% 44% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Floyd Bannister facing 6-7-8
b2 0-1 0 --- O KCR D. Motley F. Bannister -3% 42% Foul Flyball: 1B
b2 0-1 1 --- O KCR H. McRae F. Bannister -2% 40% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-1 2 --- KCR J. Wathan F. Bannister 2% 42% Double
b2 0-1 2 -2- O KCR O. Concepcion F. Bannister -4% 39% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- O CHW R. Law B. Black 2% 41% Lineout: LF
t3 1-0 1 --- O CHW S. Fletcher B. Black 2% 42% Flyball: RF
t3 1-0 2 --- O CHW T. Paciorek B. Black 1% 44% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Floyd Bannister facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson F. Bannister -3% 41% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- KCR L. Smith F. Bannister 3% 44% Walk
b3 0-1 1 1-- KCR G. Brett F. Bannister 5% 49% Smith Steals 2B; Smith to 3B/Adv on E3
b3 0-1 1 --3 RO KCR G. Brett F. Bannister 2% 51% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Smith Scores/unER
b3 1-1 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni F. Bannister -1% 50% Flyball: 3B
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- CHW C. Fisk B. Black -4% 46% Hit By Pitch
t4 1-1 0 1-- O CHW R. Kittle B. Black 4% 50% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-1 1 1-- CHW G. Walker B. Black -2% 48% Fisk Steals 2B
t4 1-1 1 -2- O CHW G. Walker B. Black 4% 52% Strikeout
t4 1-1 2 -2- R CHW T. Hulett B. Black -12% 40% Single; Fisk Scores
t4 2-1 2 1-- O CHW L. Salazar B. Black 2% 43% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Floyd Bannister facing 5-6-7
b4 1-2 0 --- KCR F. White F. Bannister 5% 47% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); White to 1B
b4 1-2 0 1-- O KCR D. Motley F. Bannister -5% 43% Flyball: CF
b4 1-2 1 1-- KCR H. McRae F. Bannister 5% 48% Single; White to 2B
b4 1-2 1 12- O KCR J. Wathan F. Bannister -6% 42% Flyball: LF
b4 1-2 2 12- O KCR O. Concepcion F. Bannister -6% 36% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Buddy Black facing 9-1-2
t5 2-1 0 --- O CHW O. Guillen B. Black 2% 38% Flyball: RF
t5 2-1 1 --- O CHW R. Law B. Black 2% 40% Flyball: RF
t5 2-1 2 --- O CHW S. Fletcher B. Black 1% 41% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Floyd Bannister facing 1-2-3
b5 1-2 0 --- KCR W. Wilson F. Bannister 5% 47% Walk
b5 1-2 0 1-- KCR L. Smith F. Bannister 4% 51% Wilson Steals 2B
b5 1-2 0 -2- O KCR L. Smith F. Bannister -2% 48% Flyball: RF; Wilson to 3B
b5 1-2 1 --3 RO KCR G. Brett F. Bannister 3% 51% Groundout: 1B-P; Wilson Scores
b5 2-2 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni F. Bannister -1% 50% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 3-4-5
t6 2-2 0 --- O CHW T. Paciorek B. Black 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-2 1 --- O CHW C. Fisk B. Black 2% 56% Lineout: 3B
t6 2-2 2 --- O CHW R. Kittle B. Black 2% 58% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, White Sox' Floyd Bannister facing 5-6-7
b6 2-2 0 --- O KCR F. White F. Bannister -3% 54% Flyball: 2B
b6 2-2 1 --- O KCR D. Motley F. Bannister -2% 52% Strikeout (C-1B)
b6 2-2 2 --- KCR H. McRae F. Bannister 2% 54% Walk
b6 2-2 2 1-- O KCR J. Wathan F. Bannister -4% 50% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 6-7-8
t7 2-2 0 --- CHW G. Walker B. Black -6% 44% Single
t7 2-2 0 1-- O CHW T. Hulett B. Black 6% 50% Lineout: RF
t7 2-2 1 1-- OO CHW L. Salazar B. Black 9% 59% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, White Sox' Floyd Bannister facing 9-1-2
b7 2-2 0 --- O KCR O. Concepcion F. Bannister -4% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 2-2 1 --- KCR W. Wilson F. Bannister 7% 62% Single; Wilson to 2B/Adv on E8
b7 2-2 1 -2- O KCR L. Smith F. Bannister -5% 57% Groundout: SS-1B; Wilson to 3B
b7 2-2 2 --3 KCR G. Brett F. Bannister 1% 59% Walk
b7 2-2 2 1-3 O KCR S. Balboni F. Bannister -9% 50% Foul Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 9-1-2
t8 2-2 0 --- O CHW O. Guillen B. Black 5% 55% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B
Jerry Hairston pinch hits for Rudy Law (LF) batting 1st
t8 2-2 1 --- CHW J. Hairston B. Black -9% 46% Double
Daryl Boston pinch runs for Jerry Hairston (PH) batting 1st
t8 2-2 1 -2- O CHW S. Fletcher B. Black 7% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-2 2 -2- O CHW T. Paciorek B. Black 8% 61% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, White Sox' Bob James facing 5-6-7
Bob James replaces Floyd Bannister pitching
Luis Salazar moves from CF to LF
Daryl Boston moves from PR to CF
b8 2-2 0 --- R KCR F. White B. James 26% 87% Home Run
Pat Sheridan pinch hits for Darryl Motley (RF) batting 6th
b8 3-2 0 --- O KCR P. Sheridan B. James -1% 85% Strikeout
b8 3-2 1 --- O KCR H. McRae B. James -1% 84% Flyball: RF
b8 3-2 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan B. James -1% 84% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 4-5-6
Dan Quisenberry replaces Buddy Black pitching
Lynn Jones replaces Lonnie Smith playing LF batting 2nd
Pat Sheridan moves from PH to RF
t9 2-3 0 --- O CHW C. Fisk D. Quisenberry 7% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
Oscar Gamble pinch hits for Ron Kittle (DH) batting 5th
t9 2-3 1 --- O CHW O. Gamble D. Quisenberry 5% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 2-3 2 --- O CHW G. Walker D. Quisenberry 4% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Royals 3.

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