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Standings
MIN
@BOS
2
9
BAL
@CAL
6
4
TEX
@KCR
2
4
CLE
@MIL
8
0
NYY
@OAK
1
2
 
(10)
DET
@SEA
2
5
CHC
@CIN
4
3
PIT
@HOU
2
4
SFG
@MON
6
1
LAD
@NYM
1
8
SDP
@PHI
9
10
Monday, May 27, 1985,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 30,803, Time of Game: 2:19
Rangers
2
15-28
 Lost 1 
7th, 10 GB
at Royals
4
24-18
 Won 6 
2nd, ½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    2  4  0
Royals          0  0  3   1  0  0   0  0  X    4 10  1

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Toby Harrah 2B 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .280 .488 .398 .887 0.174 0.84 0.186 -0.012 1.8 2 2 3B,2B
   Wayne Tolleson PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .311 .311 .622 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Oddibe McDowell CF 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .143 .184 .200 .384 -0.141 1.37 0.000 -0.141 -1.1 4 0 SF
Buddy Bell 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .277 .347 .413 .760 -0.105 0.97 0.000 -0.105 -0.9 0 3
Pete O'Brien 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .206 .283 .355 .638 -0.093 0.87 0.000 -0.093 -0.8 10 0
Gary Ward LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .260 .313 .408 .721 -0.005 0.97 0.059 -0.065 -0.3 2 0
Cliff Johnson DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .254 .337 .451 .788 -0.045 0.96 0.019 -0.064 -0.2
Larry Parrish RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .238 .297 .364 .660 -0.080 1.05 0.000 -0.080 -0.7 1 0
Don Slaught C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .233 .287 .342 .628 -0.087 1.06 0.000 -0.087 -0.8 4 0
Curt Wilkerson SS 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .298 .321 .619 0.000 0.94 0.054 -0.055 0.5 1 4
Dickie Noles P 0 1
   Chris Welsh P 0 1
   Dave Stewart P 0 0
Team Totals 31 2 4 2 1 3 33 .129 .152 .226 .377 -0.382 1.00 0.318 -0.702 -2.5 24 11
2B: T Harrah (6, off B Saberhagen).
3B: T Harrah (1, off B Saberhagen).
SF: O McDowell (1, off B Saberhagen).
TB: T Harrah 6; C Johnson.
RBI: T Harrah (8); O McDowell (7).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Bell-T Harrah-P O'Brien.

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 1 0 0 0 4 .293 .325 .462 .787 0.041 0.69 0.104 -0.063 -0.2 4 0 3B,GDP
Lonnie Smith LF 2 2 1 0 1 0 4 .252 .374 .309 .683 0.091 0.78 0.102 -0.010 1.0 1 0 3·SB,HBP
   Lynn Jones LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .209 .231 .440 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
George Brett 3B 4 1 3 3 0 1 4 .308 .415 .532 .947 0.144 0.94 0.178 -0.034 2.1 0 1 2B
Jorge Orta DH 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .281 .333 .430 .763 -0.005 0.73 0.010 -0.015 -0.3 SB
   Hal McRae PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .328 .320 .648 -0.013 0.55 0.000 -0.013 -0.3
Steve Balboni 1B 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .262 .303 .435 .738 -0.014 0.89 0.049 -0.063 -0.1 11 0
Pat Sheridan RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .229 .319 .343 .662 -0.031 0.61 0.017 -0.048 -0.5 5 0
Frank White 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .221 .262 .441 .703 -0.047 0.49 0.000 -0.047 -1.0 1 3
Jim Sundberg C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .242 .287 .391 .677 -0.027 0.48 0.013 -0.039 -0.7 4 0
Onix Concepcion SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .184 .214 .224 .438 -0.021 0.44 0.016 -0.037 -0.1 0 3
Bret Saberhagen P 0 2
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 1
Team Totals 33 4 10 4 2 4 36 .303 .361 .394 .755 0.118 0.68 0.489 -0.369 -0.0 27 10
2B: G Brett (10, off D Noles).
3B: W Wilson (9, off D Noles).
HBP: L Smith (4, by D Noles).
TB: G Brett 4; W Wilson 3; S Balboni 2; O Concepcion; P Sheridan; L Smith; J Sundberg.
GIDP: W Wilson (3).
RBI: G Brett 3 (30); S Balboni (24).
2-out RBI: G Brett.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
E: L Smith (2).
Baserunning
SB: L Smith 3 (19, 3rd base off D Noles/D Slaught, 2nd base off D Noles/D Slaught, 2nd base off C Welsh/D Slaught); J Orta (1, 2nd base off D Noles/D Slaught).

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dickie Noles, L (2-6) 2.1 5 3 3 2 3 0 3.59 15 36 -0.205 1.04 -2.4
Chris Welsh 4.2 5 1 1 0 1 0 1.93 18 2 0 0.073 0.43 1.9
Dave Stewart 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.75 3 0 0 0.014 0.18 0.5
Team Totals 8 10 4 4 2 4 0 4.50 36 36 2 0 -0.118 0.68 0.0

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen, W (5-3) 6 3 2 1 1 3 0 3.51 23 62 0.103 0.81 0.6
Dan Quisenberry, S (9) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.91 10 1 0 0.280 1.45 1.9
Team Totals 9 4 2 1 1 3 0 1.00 33 62 1 0 0.383 1.00 2.6
B Saberhagen faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Noles (3; L Smith).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dan Morrison, 1B - Jim Evans, 2B - Nick Bremigan, 3B - Ted Hendry.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: 30,803.
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
b3 0-0 0 1-3 RR KCR G. Brett D. Noles 12% 81% Double; Wilson Scores; Smith Scores
b3 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson D. Noles 10% 66% Triple
t6 0-4 0 --3 R TEX T. Harrah B. Saberhagen -8% 78% Triple; Wilkerson Scores/unER
t7 2-4 0 --- TEX G. Ward B. Saberhagen -6% 76% Walk
t1 0-0 0 --- TEX T. Harrah B. Saberhagen -6% 44% Double

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- TEX T. Harrah B. Saberhagen -6% 44% Double
t1 0-0 0 -2- O TEX O. McDowell B. Saberhagen 4% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 -2- O TEX B. Bell B. Saberhagen 3% 52% Foul Flyball: C
t1 0-0 2 -2- O TEX P. O'Brien B. Saberhagen 3% 55% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Dickie Noles facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Noles -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- KCR L. Smith D. Noles 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- KCR G. Brett D. Noles 2% 57% Smith Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O KCR G. Brett D. Noles -3% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 -2- KCR J. Orta D. Noles 1% 54% Walk
b1 0-0 2 12- KCR S. Balboni D. Noles 2% 56% Smith Steals 3B; Orta Steals 2B
b1 0-0 2 -23 O KCR S. Balboni D. Noles -6% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O TEX G. Ward B. Saberhagen 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O TEX C. Johnson B. Saberhagen 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O TEX L. Parrish B. Saberhagen 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Dickie Noles facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR P. Sheridan D. Noles -2% 53% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR F. White D. Noles -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 --- KCR J. Sundberg D. Noles 1% 52% Single
b2 0-0 2 1-- O KCR O. Concepcion D. Noles -2% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O TEX D. Slaught B. Saberhagen 3% 53% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O TEX C. Wilkerson B. Saberhagen 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O TEX T. Harrah B. Saberhagen 1% 56% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Dickie Noles facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson D. Noles 10% 66% Triple
b3 0-0 0 --3 KCR L. Smith D. Noles 3% 69% Hit By Pitch
b3 0-0 0 1-3 RR KCR G. Brett D. Noles 12% 81% Double; Wilson Scores; Smith Scores
b3 2-0 0 -2- O KCR J. Orta D. Noles -1% 80% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Brett to 3B
b3 2-0 1 --3 R KCR S. Balboni D. Noles 4% 84% Single; Brett Scores
b3 3-0 1 1-- KCR P. Sheridan D. Noles 2% 86% Single; Balboni to 2B
Chris Welsh replaces Dickie Noles pitching
b3 3-0 1 12- O KCR F. White C. Welsh -2% 84% Flyball: SS
b3 3-0 2 12- O KCR J. Sundberg C. Welsh -2% 82% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 2-3-4
t4 0-3 0 --- O TEX O. McDowell B. Saberhagen 2% 84% Flyball: RF
t4 0-3 1 --- O TEX B. Bell B. Saberhagen 1% 85% Flyball: CF
t4 0-3 2 --- O TEX P. O'Brien B. Saberhagen 1% 86% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Rangers' Chris Welsh facing 9-1-2
b4 3-0 0 --- KCR O. Concepcion C. Welsh 2% 88% Single
b4 3-0 0 1-- OO KCR W. Wilson C. Welsh -3% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b4 3-0 2 --- KCR L. Smith C. Welsh 1% 85% Single
b4 3-0 2 1-- KCR G. Brett C. Welsh 1% 86% Smith Steals 2B
b4 3-0 2 -2- R KCR G. Brett C. Welsh 5% 91% Single; Smith Scores
b4 4-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Orta C. Welsh -1% 90% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
t5 0-4 0 --- O TEX G. Ward B. Saberhagen 2% 92% Flyball: RF
t5 0-4 1 --- TEX C. Johnson B. Saberhagen -2% 90% Single
t5 0-4 1 1-- O TEX L. Parrish B. Saberhagen 2% 92% Flyball: RF
t5 0-4 2 1-- O TEX D. Slaught B. Saberhagen 1% 93% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Rangers' Chris Welsh facing 5-6-7
b5 4-0 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni C. Welsh -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 4-0 1 --- O KCR P. Sheridan C. Welsh -0% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 4-0 2 --- O KCR F. White C. Welsh -0% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
t6 0-4 0 --- TEX C. Wilkerson B. Saberhagen -5% 87% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Wilkerson to 3B
t6 0-4 0 --3 R TEX T. Harrah B. Saberhagen -8% 78% Triple; Wilkerson Scores/unER
t6 1-4 0 --3 RO TEX O. McDowell B. Saberhagen 3% 81% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Harrah Scores
t6 2-4 1 --- O TEX B. Bell B. Saberhagen 2% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-4 2 --- O TEX P. O'Brien B. Saberhagen 1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Rangers' Chris Welsh facing 8-9-1
b6 4-2 0 --- O KCR J. Sundberg C. Welsh -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 4-2 1 --- O KCR O. Concepcion C. Welsh -1% 82% Groundout: P-1B
b6 4-2 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson C. Welsh -1% 82% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
t7 2-4 0 --- TEX G. Ward B. Saberhagen -6% 76% Walk
Dan Quisenberry replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
t7 2-4 0 1-- O TEX C. Johnson D. Quisenberry 4% 79% Groundout: P-1B; Ward to 2B
t7 2-4 1 -2- O TEX L. Parrish D. Quisenberry 5% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B; Ward to 3B
t7 2-4 2 --3 O TEX D. Slaught D. Quisenberry 5% 89% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Rangers' Chris Welsh facing 2-3-4
b7 4-2 0 --- O KCR L. Smith C. Welsh -1% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 4-2 1 --- KCR G. Brett C. Welsh 1% 89% Single
Hal McRae pinch hits for Jorge Orta (DH) batting 4th
b7 4-2 1 1-- O KCR H. McRae C. Welsh -1% 88% Flyball: LF
b7 4-2 2 1-- KCR S. Balboni C. Welsh 1% 88% Single; Brett to 2B
b7 4-2 2 12- O KCR P. Sheridan C. Welsh -2% 86% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 9-1-2
Lynn Jones replaces Lonnie Smith playing LF batting 2nd
t8 2-4 0 --- O TEX C. Wilkerson D. Quisenberry 4% 90% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 2-4 1 --- TEX T. Harrah D. Quisenberry -4% 86% Single
Wayne Tolleson pinch runs for Toby Harrah (2B) batting 1st
t8 2-4 1 1-- O TEX O. McDowell D. Quisenberry 5% 90% Flyball: CF
t8 2-4 2 1-- O TEX B. Bell D. Quisenberry 4% 94% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Rangers' Dave Stewart facing 7-8-9
Dave Stewart replaces Chris Welsh pitching
Wayne Tolleson moves from PR to 2B
b8 4-2 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Stewart -1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 4-2 1 --- O KCR J. Sundberg D. Stewart -0% 93% Flyball: RF
b8 4-2 2 --- O KCR O. Concepcion D. Stewart -0% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 4-5-6
t9 2-4 0 --- O TEX P. O'Brien D. Quisenberry 4% 96% Flyball: LF
t9 2-4 1 --- O TEX G. Ward D. Quisenberry 2% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 2-4 2 --- O TEX C. Johnson D. Quisenberry 1% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 4.

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