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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BAL
10
0
BOS
@DET
3
2
MIN
@KCR
3
10
TOR
@MIL
1
2
HOU
@ATL
4
3
SDP
@LAD
3
2
PIT
@MON
5
2
CHC
@NYM
0
2
CIN
@SFG
0
4
Monday, June 17, 1985,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 31,885, Time of Game: 2:15
Twins
3
26-33
 Lost 1 
6th, 6½ GB
at Royals
10
31-30
 Won 1 
3rd, 2½ GB
L: Frank Viola (7-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           1  0  1   0  1  0   0  0  0    3 12  1
Royals          0  0  1   0  0  5   4  0  X   10 14  0

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kirby Puckett CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .289 .323 .402 .725 -0.098 0.71 0.000 -0.098 -1.3 2 1
Mickey Hatcher LF 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .298 .324 .376 .700 -0.055 0.73 0.025 -0.080 -0.3 1 0
Kent Hrbek 1B 4 2 3 0 1 1 5 .242 .313 .398 .711 0.126 0.67 0.141 -0.015 1.7 6 1 2B
Tom Brunansky RF 4 0 2 1 1 0 5 .301 .395 .589 .984 0.095 0.98 0.151 -0.057 0.5 5 0
Mike Stenhouse DH 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .200 .324 .400 .724 0.018 1.09 0.082 -0.064 -0.4
Mark Salas C 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .328 .345 .448 .793 0.003 1.04 0.043 -0.040 -0.4 3 0 SF
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .259 .346 .463 .808 -0.080 0.73 0.000 -0.080 -1.1 2 2
Tim Teufel 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .292 .347 .415 .763 0.031 0.54 0.063 -0.032 0.4 1 1 2B
Greg Gagne SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .292 .353 .450 .803 -0.035 0.53 0.021 -0.056 -0.6 4 2 2B
Frank Viola P 0 1
   Rick Lysander P 0 0
   Curt Wardle P 0 1
Team Totals 38 3 12 3 2 3 41 .316 .341 .395 .736 0.005 0.79 0.526 -0.522 -1.5 24 9
2B: G Gagne (9, off B Saberhagen); K Hrbek (14, off B Saberhagen); T Teufel (10, off B Saberhagen).
SF: M Salas (1, off B Saberhagen).
TB: K Hrbek 4; T Teufel 3; T Brunansky 2; M Hatcher 2; G Gagne 2; M Salas; M Stenhouse.
RBI: T Brunansky (45); M Stenhouse (8); M Salas (13).
2-out RBI: M Stenhouse.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Wardle-G Gagne-K Hrbek.
E: G Gagne (5).
Outfield Assists: K Puckett (D Motley at 3rd base).

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 4 0 0 1 5 .272 .310 .410 .720 -0.022 0.91 0.095 -0.118 1.0 2 0 CS
Lonnie Smith LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .220 .327 .267 .594 -0.077 0.71 0.000 -0.077 -1.0 3 0
   Greg Pryor 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .286 .303 .589 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.9 0 1 GDP
George Brett 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .311 .415 .526 .940 -0.021 0.64 0.020 -0.041 -0.0 0 2 IW
   Lynn Jones PR-LF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .241 .300 .541 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Darryl Motley RF 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .230 .266 .405 .671 0.018 0.91 0.065 -0.047 1.2 2 0
Frank White 2B 4 2 3 2 0 0 4 .239 .280 .410 .690 0.141 1.02 0.158 -0.018 1.4 1 6
Hal McRae DH 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .203 .325 .304 .630 0.131 1.21 0.173 -0.042 1.5
Steve Balboni 1B 4 2 2 4 0 0 4 .253 .298 .439 .737 0.413 1.20 0.445 -0.032 3.2 14 1 2·HR
Jim Sundberg C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .225 .268 .382 .650 -0.053 0.53 0.000 -0.053 -0.7 3 1
Onix Concepcion SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .189 .240 .224 .464 -0.025 0.38 0.008 -0.033 0.4 1 2
Bret Saberhagen P 1 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 36 10 14 9 2 3 38 .389 .421 .556 .977 0.505 0.82 0.964 -0.461 6.0 27 13
HR: S Balboni 2 (12, 2 off F Viola, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs; 6th inn, 2 on, 2 outs).
IBB: G Brett (13, by R Lysander).
TB: S Balboni 8; W Wilson 4; F White 3; D Motley 2; O Concepcion; H McRae; G Brett.
GIDP: G Pryor (3).
RBI: S Balboni 4 (35); D Motley 2 (17); F White 2 (27); H McRae (7).
2-out RBI: S Balboni 3; H McRae; F White.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 5 for 8.
Baserunning
CS: W Wilson (5, 2nd base by F Viola/M Salas).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Frank Viola, L (7-6) 6 8 6 2 0 2 2 4.27 26 42 -0.451 1.11 -3.0
Rick Lysander 0.2 5 4 4 1 0 0 5.94 7 0 0 -0.054 0.27 -3.7
Curt Wardle 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.68 5 1 0 0.001 0.00 0.7
Team Totals 8 14 10 6 2 3 2 6.75 38 42 1 0 -0.504 0.82 -6.0

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen, W (7-3) 8 10 3 3 2 3 0 3.35 36 51 -0.005 0.89 1.0
Dan Quisenberry 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.70 5 0 0 0.001 0.03 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 3 3 2 3 0 3.00 41 51 0 0 -0.004 0.79 1.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R Lysander (1; G Brett).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry McCoy, 1B - Steve Palermo, 2B - Dave Phillips, 3B - Jerry Neudecker.
Time of Game: 2:15.
Attendance: 31,885.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Kirby Puckett CF 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Mickey Hatcher LF 2 Lonnie Smith LF
3 Kent Hrbek 1B 3 George Brett 3B
4 Tom Brunansky RF 4 Darryl Motley RF
5 Mike Stenhouse DH 5 Frank White 2B
6 Mark Salas C 6 Hal McRae DH
7 Gary Gaetti 3B 7 Steve Balboni 1B
8 Tim Teufel 2B 8 Jim Sundberg C
9 Greg Gagne SS 9 Onix Concepcion SS
Frank Viola P Bret Saberhagen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 3-3 2 12- RRR KCR S. Balboni F. Viola 34% 90% Home Run; White Scores/unER; McRae Scores/unER; Balboni Scores/unER
b6 2-3 2 1-3 R KCR H. McRae F. Viola 17% 56% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Motley Scores/No RBI/unER; White to 2B; McRae to 1B
b6 1-3 2 1-3 R KCR F. White F. Viola 14% 39% Single; Brett Scores; Motley to 3B
b3 0-2 0 --- R KCR S. Balboni F. Viola 11% 44% Home Run
b6 1-3 0 1-- O KCR L. Smith F. Viola -9% 22% Wilson Caught Stealing 2B (P-1B-SS)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN K. Puckett B. Saberhagen 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- MIN M. Hatcher B. Saberhagen -2% 50% Single
t1 0-0 1 1-- MIN K. Hrbek B. Saberhagen -6% 44% Single; Hatcher to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 O MIN T. Brunansky B. Saberhagen 6% 49% Groundout: C-1B; Hrbek to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -23 R MIN M. Stenhouse B. Saberhagen -8% 41% Single; Hatcher Scores; Hrbek stays at 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- O MIN M. Salas B. Saberhagen 4% 45% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Frank Viola facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson F. Viola -2% 42% Strikeout
b1 0-1 1 --- O KCR L. Smith F. Viola -2% 41% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-1 2 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Viola -1% 40% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- O MIN G. Gaetti B. Saberhagen 2% 42% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 1-0 1 --- O MIN T. Teufel B. Saberhagen 1% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-0 2 --- MIN G. Gagne B. Saberhagen -2% 41% Double
t2 1-0 2 -2- O MIN K. Puckett B. Saberhagen 3% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Frank Viola facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O KCR D. Motley F. Viola -3% 42% Strikeout
b2 0-1 1 --- O KCR F. White F. Viola -2% 40% Flyball: SS
b2 0-1 2 --- O KCR H. McRae F. Viola -1% 39% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 2-3-4
t3 1-0 0 --- O MIN M. Hatcher B. Saberhagen 2% 41% Strikeout
t3 1-0 1 --- MIN K. Hrbek B. Saberhagen -4% 37% Double
t3 1-0 1 -2- R MIN T. Brunansky B. Saberhagen -8% 28% Single; Hrbek Scores
t3 2-0 1 1-- O MIN M. Stenhouse B. Saberhagen 2% 31% Flyball: 2B
t3 2-0 2 1-- MIN M. Salas B. Saberhagen -2% 29% Single; Brunansky to 3B
t3 2-0 2 1-3 O MIN G. Gaetti B. Saberhagen 4% 32% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Frank Viola facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- R KCR S. Balboni F. Viola 11% 44% Home Run
b3 1-2 0 --- O KCR J. Sundberg F. Viola -3% 41% Flyball: RF
b3 1-2 1 --- O KCR O. Concepcion F. Viola -2% 39% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-2 2 --- KCR W. Wilson F. Viola 2% 40% Single
b3 1-2 2 1-- O KCR L. Smith F. Viola -3% 38% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
t4 2-1 0 --- MIN T. Teufel B. Saberhagen -6% 31% Double
t4 2-1 0 -2- O MIN G. Gagne B. Saberhagen 4% 36% Flyball: RF
t4 2-1 1 -2- O MIN K. Puckett B. Saberhagen 4% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-1 2 -2- O MIN M. Hatcher B. Saberhagen 3% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Frank Viola facing 3-4-5
b4 1-2 0 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Viola -3% 40% Flyball: LF
b4 1-2 1 --- O KCR D. Motley F. Viola -2% 37% Lineout: 1B
b4 1-2 2 --- KCR F. White F. Viola 2% 39% Single
b4 1-2 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae F. Viola -3% 36% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 3-4-5
t5 2-1 0 --- MIN K. Hrbek B. Saberhagen -4% 32% Walk
t5 2-1 0 1-- MIN T. Brunansky B. Saberhagen -6% 27% Walk; Hrbek to 2B
t5 2-1 0 12- O MIN M. Stenhouse B. Saberhagen 2% 29% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Hrbek to 3B
t5 2-1 1 1-3 RO MIN M. Salas B. Saberhagen -2% 27% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Hrbek Scores
t5 3-1 2 1-- O MIN G. Gaetti B. Saberhagen 2% 29% Flyball: LF
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Twins' Frank Viola facing 7-8-9
b5 1-3 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni F. Viola -3% 25% Flyball: SS
b5 1-3 1 --- O KCR J. Sundberg F. Viola -2% 23% Flyball: CF
b5 1-3 2 --- O KCR O. Concepcion F. Viola -1% 22% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
t6 3-1 0 --- O MIN T. Teufel B. Saberhagen 2% 24% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 3-1 1 --- O MIN G. Gagne B. Saberhagen 1% 25% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 3-1 2 --- O MIN K. Puckett B. Saberhagen 1% 26% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Twins' Frank Viola facing 1-2-3
b6 1-3 0 --- KCR W. Wilson F. Viola 6% 32% Single
b6 1-3 0 1-- O KCR L. Smith F. Viola -9% 22% Wilson Caught Stealing 2B (P-1B-SS)
b6 1-3 1 --- O KCR L. Smith F. Viola -2% 20% Flyball: RF
b6 1-3 2 --- KCR G. Brett F. Viola 2% 22% Single
b6 1-3 2 1-- KCR D. Motley F. Viola 4% 26% Single; Brett to 3B
b6 1-3 2 1-3 R KCR F. White F. Viola 14% 39% Single; Brett Scores; Motley to 3B
b6 2-3 2 1-3 R KCR H. McRae F. Viola 17% 56% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Motley Scores/No RBI/unER; White to 2B; McRae to 1B
b6 3-3 2 12- RRR KCR S. Balboni F. Viola 34% 90% Home Run; White Scores/unER; McRae Scores/unER; Balboni Scores/unER
b6 6-3 2 --- O KCR J. Sundberg F. Viola -0% 90% Flyball: CF
5 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 6.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 2-3-4
t7 3-6 0 --- O MIN M. Hatcher B. Saberhagen 2% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 3-6 1 --- O MIN K. Hrbek B. Saberhagen 2% 93% Strikeout
t7 3-6 2 --- MIN T. Brunansky B. Saberhagen -1% 92% Single
t7 3-6 2 1-- O MIN M. Stenhouse B. Saberhagen 2% 94% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Twins' Rick Lysander facing 9-1-2
Rick Lysander replaces Frank Viola pitching
b7 6-3 0 --- KCR O. Concepcion R. Lysander 1% 95% Single
b7 6-3 0 1-- KCR W. Wilson R. Lysander 2% 97% Single; Concepcion to 3B
b7 6-3 0 1-3 O KCR L. Smith R. Lysander -1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wilson to 2B
b7 6-3 1 -23 KCR G. Brett R. Lysander 0% 96% Intentional Walk
Lynn Jones pinch runs for George Brett (3B) batting 3rd
b7 6-3 1 123 RR KCR D. Motley R. Lysander 2% 99% Single; Concepcion Scores; Wilson Scores; Jones to 2B
b7 8-3 1 12- RO KCR F. White R. Lysander 0% 99% Single; Jones Scores; Motley out at 3B/CF-3B; White to 2B
b7 9-3 2 -2- R KCR H. McRae R. Lysander 0% 100% Single; White Scores
Curt Wardle replaces Rick Lysander pitching
b7 10-3 2 1-- O KCR S. Balboni C. Wardle -0% 100% Foul Flyball: 1B
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 10.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-10, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 6-7-8
Greg Pryor replaces Lonnie Smith (LF) playing 3B batting 2nd
Lynn Jones moves from PR to LF
t8 3-10 0 --- O MIN M. Salas B. Saberhagen 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 3-10 1 --- O MIN G. Gaetti B. Saberhagen 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-10 2 --- MIN T. Teufel B. Saberhagen -0% 100% Single
t8 3-10 2 1-- O MIN G. Gagne B. Saberhagen 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 10.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 10-3, Twins' Curt Wardle facing 8-9-1
b8 10-3 0 --- O KCR J. Sundberg C. Wardle -0% 100% Strikeout
b8 10-3 1 --- KCR O. Concepcion C. Wardle 0% 100% Walk
b8 10-3 1 1-- KCR W. Wilson C. Wardle 0% 100% Single; Concepcion to 2B
b8 10-3 1 12- OO KCR G. Pryor C. Wardle -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 10.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-10, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 1-2-3
Dan Quisenberry replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
t9 3-10 0 --- O MIN K. Puckett D. Quisenberry 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 3-10 1 --- MIN M. Hatcher D. Quisenberry -0% 100% Single
t9 3-10 1 1-- MIN K. Hrbek D. Quisenberry -0% 100% Single; Hatcher to 2B
t9 3-10 1 12- O MIN T. Brunansky D. Quisenberry 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 3-10 2 12- O MIN M. Stenhouse D. Quisenberry 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 10.

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