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Scores
Standings
BOS
@CAL
7
5
CHW
@CLE
6
4
 
(10)
BAL
@KCR
8
3
TOR
@OAK
1
5
MIL
@SEA
3
5
DET
@TEX
4
3
SFG
@CHC
6
4
MON
@HOU
7
8
CIN
@PHI
4
2
SDP
@PIT
7
8
LAD
@STL
8
3
Saturday, July 6, 1985,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 26,898, Time of Game: 2:44
Orioles
8
41-36
 Won 3 
4th, 5½ GB
at Royals
3
39-39
 Lost 3 
5th, 5½ GB
L: Danny Jackson (6-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         0  1  0   0  7  0   0  0  0    8 13  2
Royals          0  0  0   0  1  0   0  1  1    3  8  1

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alan Wiggins 2B 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .111 .184 .156 .339 0.059 0.41 0.082 -0.023 0.8 1 1 2B,2·SB
John Shelby RF 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .317 .333 .512 .846 0.032 0.56 0.068 -0.036 0.3 2 0
Cal Ripken SS 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 .276 .340 .451 .791 -0.074 0.55 0.000 -0.074 -1.5 1 2
Eddie Murray 1B 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 .278 .353 .480 .832 -0.044 0.45 0.002 -0.046 -0.3 9 2 IW
Fred Lynn CF 5 2 3 4 0 0 5 .266 .330 .446 .776 0.135 0.49 0.152 -0.017 3.6 7 0 HR,3B
Gary Roenicke LF 5 0 0 1 0 1 5 .223 .321 .438 .758 -0.024 0.32 0.000 -0.024 -1.1 3 0
Mike Young DH 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .238 .317 .422 .739 0.022 0.39 0.037 -0.015 0.4
Rick Dempsey C 3 1 2 0 1 1 4 .244 .341 .378 .719 0.099 0.49 0.109 -0.010 2.3 3 0 2·2B
Rich Dauer 3B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .216 .294 .272 .566 0.047 0.61 0.075 -0.027 -0.9 0 4 GDP
Scott McGregor P 0 1
   Don Aase P 1 0
Team Totals 40 8 13 8 2 5 42 .325 .357 .525 .882 0.252 0.47 0.525 -0.272 3.5 27 10
2B: A Wiggins (2, off D Jackson); R Dempsey 2 (11, 1 off J Beckwith, 1 off D Jackson).
3B: F Lynn (1, off D Jackson).
HR: F Lynn (14, off J Beckwith, 5th inn, 3 on, 1 out).
IBB: E Murray (6, by J Beckwith).
TB: F Lynn 8; R Dempsey 4; A Wiggins 3; M Young 2; J Shelby 2; R Dauer; E Murray.
GIDP: R Dauer (7).
RBI: F Lynn 4 (45); R Dauer 2 (10); G Roenicke (17); J Shelby (6).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
E: C Ripken (12); S McGregor (1).
Baserunning
SB: A Wiggins 2 (3, 2nd base off J Beckwith/J Sundberg, 3rd base off J Beckwith/J Sundberg).

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 0 0 1 0 5 .283 .327 .431 .757 -0.073 0.57 0.002 -0.076 -1.1 5 0
Lonnie Smith LF 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .234 .343 .329 .673 0.016 0.61 0.043 -0.028 1.1 1 0 2B,CS
George Brett 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .339 .442 .553 .994 -0.090 0.89 0.000 -0.090 -1.3 0 1
Hal McRae DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .211 .333 .433 .767 -0.061 0.60 0.000 -0.061 -1.0
Darryl Motley RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .229 .260 .417 .676 -0.043 0.42 0.000 -0.043 -0.7 1 0
Frank White 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .225 .262 .371 .633 -0.053 0.60 0.014 -0.066 -0.8 2 4
Steve Balboni 1B 4 2 3 0 0 1 4 .253 .302 .437 .738 0.029 0.28 0.031 -0.002 0.9 10 0 2·2B
Jim Sundberg C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .296 .413 .708 -0.033 0.45 0.000 -0.033 -0.5 6 0
   John Wathan C 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .286 .419 .343 .761 0.001 0.04 0.001 0.000 0.1 0 0
Onix Concepcion SS 3 0 2 1 0 0 3 .187 .239 .222 .461 0.055 0.35 0.057 -0.002 0.8 2 5 2B
   Jorge Orta PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .277 .314 .386 .700 0.002 0.06 0.002 0.000 1.1
Danny Jackson P 0 0
   Joe Beckwith P 0 1
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 8 3 3 2 37 .235 .297 .353 .650 -0.250 0.52 0.150 -0.401 -1.6 27 11
2B: O Concepcion (3, off S McGregor); S Balboni 2 (16, 2 off S McGregor); L Smith (9, off S McGregor).
TB: S Balboni 5; O Concepcion 3; L Smith 3; J Orta.
RBI: O Concepcion (11); J Orta (32); L Smith (24).
2-out RBI: J Orta.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. F White-O Concepcion-S Balboni.
E: D Jackson (1).
Baserunning
CS: L Smith (9, 2nd base by S McGregor/R Dempsey).
Pickoffs: S Balboni (1st base by S McGregor).

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Scott McGregor, W (7-7) 8.2 7 3 3 3 2 0 4.38 35 57 0.247 0.54 2.1
Don Aase 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.50 2 2 1 0.002 0.12 -0.6
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 3 2 0 3.00 37 57 2 1 0.249 0.52 1.5

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Danny Jackson, L (6-6) 4 7 6 5 0 3 0 3.57 20 29 -0.200 0.89 -3.0
Joe Beckwith 4 4 2 2 2 2 1 3.42 17 2 2 -0.052 0.15 -1.0
Dan Quisenberry 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.69 5 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 9 13 8 5 2 5 1 5.00 42 29 2 2 -0.251 0.47 -3.4
D Jackson faced 5 batters in the 5th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: J Beckwith (7; E Murray).
Pickoffs: S McGregor (1; S Balboni, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dave Phillips, 1B - Jerry Neudecker, 2B - Larry McCoy, 3B - John Hirschbeck.
Time of Game: 2:44.
Attendance: 26,898.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         Kansas City Royals
1 Alan Wiggins 2B 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 John Shelby RF 2 Lonnie Smith LF
3 Cal Ripken SS 3 George Brett 3B
4 Eddie Murray 1B 4 Hal McRae DH
5 Fred Lynn CF 5 Darryl Motley RF
6 Gary Roenicke LF 6 Frank White 2B
7 Mike Young DH 7 Steve Balboni 1B
8 Rick Dempsey C 8 Jim Sundberg C
9 Rich Dauer 3B 9 Onix Concepcion SS
Scott McGregor P Danny Jackson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 1-0 0 1-- BAL R. Dempsey D. Jackson 11% 78% Double; Young to 3B
t2 0-0 0 --- BAL F. Lynn D. Jackson 9% 59% Triple
t5 1-0 0 -23 RR BAL R. Dauer D. Jackson 7% 86% Single; Young Scores; Dempsey Scores
t5 4-0 1 123 RRRR BAL F. Lynn J. Beckwith 6% 99% Home Run; Shelby Scores/unER; Ripken Scores/Team unER; Murray Scores/Team unER
b3 0-1 2 12- O KCR G. Brett S. McGregor 5% 62% Flyball: LF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BAL A. Wiggins D. Jackson -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- BAL J. Shelby D. Jackson 2% 50% Single
t1 0-0 1 1-- O BAL C. Ripken D. Jackson -3% 47% Flyball: 2B
t1 0-0 2 1-- O BAL E. Murray D. Jackson -2% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson S. McGregor 2% 47% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- KCR L. Smith S. McGregor -2% 45% Single
b1 0-0 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett S. McGregor 3% 48% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae S. McGregor 2% 50% Smith Caught Stealing 2B (P-1B-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- BAL F. Lynn D. Jackson 9% 59% Triple
t2 0-0 0 --3 RO BAL G. Roenicke D. Jackson -1% 58% Groundout: SS-1B; Lynn Scores
t2 1-0 1 --- O BAL M. Young D. Jackson -1% 57% Flyball: LF
t2 1-0 2 --- O BAL R. Dempsey D. Jackson -1% 56% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O KCR H. McRae S. McGregor 3% 58% Flyball: CF
b2 0-1 1 --- O KCR D. Motley S. McGregor 2% 60% Flyball: LF
b2 0-1 2 --- KCR F. White S. McGregor -1% 59% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); White to 1B
b2 0-1 2 1-- KCR S. Balboni S. McGregor -2% 57% Single; White to 2B
b2 0-1 2 12- O KCR J. Sundberg S. McGregor 5% 61% Balboni Picked off 1B, safe on E1; White out at Hm/1B-C
0 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- O BAL R. Dauer D. Jackson -2% 59% Flyball: RF
t3 1-0 1 --- BAL A. Wiggins D. Jackson 4% 63% Double
t3 1-0 1 -2- O BAL J. Shelby D. Jackson -3% 60% Flyball: CF
t3 1-0 2 -2- O BAL C. Ripken D. Jackson -3% 56% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- O KCR J. Sundberg S. McGregor 3% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- KCR O. Concepcion S. McGregor -5% 54% Double
b3 0-1 1 -2- O KCR W. Wilson S. McGregor 4% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-1 2 -2- KCR L. Smith S. McGregor -1% 57% Walk
b3 0-1 2 12- O KCR G. Brett S. McGregor 5% 62% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- O BAL E. Murray D. Jackson -2% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-0 1 --- O BAL F. Lynn D. Jackson -2% 59% Flyball: 1B
t4 1-0 2 --- O BAL G. Roenicke D. Jackson -1% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 4-5-6
b4 0-1 0 --- O KCR H. McRae S. McGregor 3% 60% Flyball: CF
b4 0-1 1 --- O KCR D. Motley S. McGregor 2% 63% Flyball: CF
b4 0-1 2 --- O KCR F. White S. McGregor 1% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 7-8-9
t5 1-0 0 --- BAL M. Young D. Jackson 4% 68% Single
t5 1-0 0 1-- BAL R. Dempsey D. Jackson 11% 78% Double; Young to 3B
t5 1-0 0 -23 RR BAL R. Dauer D. Jackson 7% 86% Single; Young Scores; Dempsey Scores
t5 3-0 0 1-- BAL A. Wiggins D. Jackson 3% 88% Reached on E1/Bunt; Dauer to 2B
t5 3-0 0 12- R BAL J. Shelby D. Jackson 4% 93% Single; Dauer Scores; Wiggins to 2B
Joe Beckwith replaces Danny Jackson pitching
t5 4-0 0 12- BAL C. Ripken J. Beckwith 1% 94% Wiggins Steals 3B
t5 4-0 0 1-3 O BAL C. Ripken J. Beckwith -1% 93% Fielder's Choice SS; Wiggins out at Hm/SS-C; Shelby to 3B; Ripken to 2B
t5 4-0 1 -23 BAL E. Murray J. Beckwith 0% 93% Intentional Walk
t5 4-0 1 123 RRRR BAL F. Lynn J. Beckwith 6% 99% Home Run; Shelby Scores/unER; Ripken Scores/Team unER; Murray Scores/Team unER
t5 8-0 1 --- O BAL G. Roenicke J. Beckwith -0% 99% Flyball: 2B
t5 8-0 2 --- O BAL M. Young J. Beckwith -0% 99% Flyball: CF
7 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Orioles 8, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-8, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 7-8-9
b5 0-8 0 --- KCR S. Balboni S. McGregor -1% 98% Double
b5 0-8 0 -2- O KCR J. Sundberg S. McGregor 1% 98% Flyball: CF; Balboni to 3B
b5 0-8 1 --3 R KCR O. Concepcion S. McGregor -1% 97% Single; Balboni Scores
b5 1-8 1 1-- O KCR W. Wilson S. McGregor 1% 98% Flyball: LF
b5 1-8 2 1-- O KCR L. Smith S. McGregor 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 8, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 8-1, Royals' Joe Beckwith facing 8-9-1
t6 8-1 0 --- BAL R. Dempsey J. Beckwith 0% 99% Walk
t6 8-1 0 1-- OO BAL R. Dauer J. Beckwith -0% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t6 8-1 2 --- BAL A. Wiggins J. Beckwith 0% 98% Single
t6 8-1 2 1-- BAL J. Shelby J. Beckwith 0% 99% Wiggins Steals 2B
t6 8-1 2 -2- O BAL J. Shelby J. Beckwith -0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 8, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-8, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 3-4-5
b6 1-8 0 --- O KCR G. Brett S. McGregor 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-8 1 --- O KCR H. McRae S. McGregor 0% 99% Flyball: 1B
b6 1-8 2 --- O KCR D. Motley S. McGregor 0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 8, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 8-1, Royals' Joe Beckwith facing 3-4-5
t7 8-1 0 --- O BAL C. Ripken J. Beckwith -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 8-1 1 --- O BAL E. Murray J. Beckwith -0% 99% Flyball: CF
t7 8-1 2 --- O BAL F. Lynn J. Beckwith -0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 8, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-8, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 6-7-8
b7 1-8 0 --- O KCR F. White S. McGregor 0% 99% Foul Flyball: 1B
b7 1-8 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni S. McGregor 0% 100% Strikeout
b7 1-8 2 --- O KCR J. Sundberg S. McGregor 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 8, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 8-1, Royals' Joe Beckwith facing 6-7-8
t8 8-1 0 --- O BAL G. Roenicke J. Beckwith -0% 100% Strikeout
t8 8-1 1 --- BAL M. Young J. Beckwith 0% 100% Single
t8 8-1 1 1-- BAL R. Dempsey J. Beckwith 0% 100% Double; Young to 3B
t8 8-1 1 -23 O BAL R. Dauer J. Beckwith -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 8-1 2 -23 O BAL A. Wiggins J. Beckwith -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 8, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-8, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 9-1-2
b8 1-8 0 --- O KCR O. Concepcion S. McGregor 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 1-8 1 --- KCR W. Wilson S. McGregor -0% 100% Walk
b8 1-8 1 1-- R KCR L. Smith S. McGregor -1% 99% Double; Wilson Scores
b8 2-8 1 -2- O KCR G. Brett S. McGregor 1% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 2-8 2 -2- O KCR H. McRae S. McGregor 0% 100% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 8, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 8-2, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 2-3-4
Dan Quisenberry replaces Joe Beckwith pitching
John Wathan replaces Jim Sundberg playing C batting 8th
t9 8-2 0 --- O BAL J. Shelby D. Quisenberry -0% 100% Flyball: SS
t9 8-2 1 --- O BAL C. Ripken D. Quisenberry -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 8-2 2 --- BAL E. Murray D. Quisenberry 0% 100% Single
t9 8-2 2 1-- BAL F. Lynn D. Quisenberry 0% 100% Single; Murray to 2B
t9 8-2 2 12- O BAL G. Roenicke D. Quisenberry -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 8, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-8, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 5-6-7
b9 2-8 0 --- O KCR D. Motley S. McGregor 0% 100% Flyball: SS
b9 2-8 1 --- O KCR F. White S. McGregor 0% 100% Strikeout
b9 2-8 2 --- KCR S. Balboni S. McGregor -0% 100% Double
b9 2-8 2 -2- KCR J. Wathan S. McGregor -0% 100% Walk
Don Aase replaces Scott McGregor pitching
Jorge Orta pinch hits for Onix Concepcion (SS) batting 9th
b9 2-8 2 12- R KCR J. Orta D. Aase -0% 100% Single; Balboni Scores; Wathan to 3B
b9 3-8 2 1-3 O KCR W. Wilson D. Aase 0% 100% Lineout: P
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 8, Royals 3.

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