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Standings
OAK
@BOS
2
3
DET
@CHW
3
5
NYY
@KCR
2
5
CAL
@MIL
2
0
BAL
@MIN
2
5
CLE
@TEX
4
8
SEA
@TOR
2
4
PIT
@LAD
0
6
ATL
@MON
2
4
CIN
@NYM
4
0
HOU
@PHI
6
12
CHC
@SDP
8
1
STL
@SFG
6
3
Tuesday, July 23, 1985,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 32,450, Time of Game: 2:40
Yankees
2
52-39
 Lost 2 
2nd, 3½ GB
at Royals
5
48-44
 Won 2 
2nd, 6½ GB
W: Bret Saberhagen (11-5)
L: Ed Whitson (5-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         1  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    2  8  0
Royals          0  1  0   0  0  2   0  2  X    5 12  0

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rickey Henderson DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .351 .440 .542 .982 -0.113 1.12 0.000 -0.113 -0.8
Ken Griffey CF 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .264 .320 .413 .734 0.105 0.77 0.117 -0.012 0.6 4 0 2B
Don Mattingly 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .307 .347 .490 .837 -0.090 1.72 0.063 -0.152 -0.2 7 0
Dave Winfield RF 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .297 .340 .472 .812 -0.065 1.15 0.009 -0.075 -0.6 3 1
Dan Pasqua LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .196 .283 .413 .696 -0.005 0.74 0.049 -0.055 0.0 1 0 2B
Ron Hassey C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .277 .365 .469 .834 -0.109 1.03 0.000 -0.109 -1.0 4 0
Willie Randolph 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .279 .369 .340 .708 -0.037 0.68 0.022 -0.059 -0.3 1 2
Mike Pagliarulo 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .228 .318 .398 .716 0.053 1.00 0.118 -0.065 0.3 1 2 HR
Bob Meacham SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .235 .333 .290 .624 -0.040 0.78 0.000 -0.040 -0.3 2 2
   Scott Bradley PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .238 .300 .538 -0.055 2.16 0.000 -0.055 -0.2
   Andre Robertson SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .469 .486 .750 1.236 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ed Whitson P 0 0
   Brian Fisher P 0 0
   Rich Bordi P 0 0
   Dave Righetti P 1 0
Team Totals 35 2 8 2 0 5 35 .229 .229 .371 .600 -0.356 1.05 0.378 -0.735 -2.6 24 7
2B: D Pasqua (1, off B Saberhagen); K Griffey (14, off B Saberhagen).
HR: M Pagliarulo (8, off B Saberhagen, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: K Griffey 4; M Pagliarulo 4; D Pasqua 3; W Randolph; D Mattingly.
RBI: D Winfield (59); M Pagliarulo (32).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: D Winfield (L Smith at home plate).

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 0 0 0 0 1 4 .298 .336 .439 .775 -0.100 0.98 0.000 -0.100 -1.1 3 0
Lonnie Smith LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .247 .354 .344 .698 -0.022 0.63 0.026 -0.048 -0.2 1 0
   Pat Sheridan RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .311 .329 .640 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
George Brett 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .351 .453 .581 1.034 -0.087 0.87 0.000 -0.087 -0.8 0 2
Hal McRae DH 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .216 .322 .432 .754 -0.014 0.70 0.036 -0.050 -0.3
Dane Iorg RF 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .234 .279 .359 .639 0.256 1.27 0.284 -0.027 1.8 0 0 3B,2B
   Lynn Jones PR-RF-LF 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 .200 .241 .263 .504 0.014 0.40 0.014 0.000 0.3 1 0
Frank White 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .235 .268 .389 .657 0.002 0.99 0.073 -0.070 0.4 0 5 SB
Steve Balboni 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .253 .312 .434 .745 -0.003 1.22 0.077 -0.080 -0.0 13 1 SB
Jim Sundberg C 4 0 2 3 0 1 4 .248 .302 .391 .693 0.142 1.18 0.195 -0.053 1.8 6 0
Buddy Biancalana SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .155 .220 .202 .422 -0.046 0.82 0.020 -0.067 -0.9 2 4
Bret Saberhagen P 1 3
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 35 5 12 5 1 3 36 .343 .361 .429 .790 0.142 0.94 0.725 -0.582 1.0 27 15
2B: D Iorg (3, off E Whitson).
3B: D Iorg (1, off E Whitson).
TB: D Iorg 5; S Balboni 2; H McRae 2; F White 2; J Sundberg 2; L Jones; B Biancalana.
RBI: J Sundberg 3 (31); D Iorg (13); S Balboni (44).
2-out RBI: J Sundberg 3.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Baserunning
SB: S Balboni (1, 2nd base off B Fisher/R Hassey); F White (4, 3rd base off B Fisher/R Hassey).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ed Whitson, L (5-7) 5.1 8 3 3 1 1 0 4.07 24 40 -0.056 1.03 -0.2
Brian Fisher 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.50 6 2 1 0.011 0.82 0.7
Rich Bordi 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 0 3.05 3 0 0 -0.020 0.55 -0.4
Dave Righetti 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 3 2 2 -0.079 0.80 -1.1
Team Totals 8 12 5 5 1 3 0 5.62 36 40 4 3 -0.144 0.94 -1.0

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen, W (11-5) 8 6 2 2 0 4 1 2.95 30 66 0.323 1.09 2.0
Dan Quisenberry, S (20) 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.92 5 0 0 0.034 0.76 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 0 5 1 2.00 35 66 0 0 0.357 1.05 2.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Nick Bremigan, 1B - Dan Morrison, 2B - Larry Young, 3B - Ted Hendry.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: 32,450.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Kansas City Royals
1 Rickey Henderson DH 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Ken Griffey CF 2 Lonnie Smith LF
3 Don Mattingly 1B 3 George Brett 3B
4 Dave Winfield RF 4 Hal McRae DH
5 Dan Pasqua LF 5 Dane Iorg RF
6 Ron Hassey C 6 Frank White 2B
7 Willie Randolph 2B 7 Steve Balboni 1B
8 Mike Pagliarulo 3B 8 Jim Sundberg C
9 Bob Meacham SS 9 Buddy Biancalana SS
Ed Whitson P Bret Saberhagen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-1 1 1-- R KCR D. Iorg E. Whitson 18% 76% Double; McRae Scores
t8 1-3 0 --- R NYY M. Pagliarulo B. Saberhagen -12% 75% Home Run
b2 0-1 0 --- KCR D. Iorg E. Whitson 10% 54% Triple
b8 3-2 2 -23 RR KCR J. Sundberg D. Righetti 10% 97% Single; Jones Scores; White Scores
b2 0-1 2 --3 R KCR J. Sundberg E. Whitson 10% 52% Single; Iorg Scores

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 --- O NYY R. Henderson B. Saberhagen 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- NYY K. Griffey B. Saberhagen -2% 50% Single
t1 0-0 1 1-- NYY D. Mattingly B. Saberhagen -6% 44% Single; Griffey to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 RO NYY D. Winfield B. Saberhagen -1% 43% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Griffey Scores; Winfield to 1B
t1 1-0 2 1-- O NYY D. Pasqua B. Saberhagen 2% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Ed Whitson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson E. Whitson -2% 42% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- KCR L. Smith E. Whitson 3% 45% Walk
b1 0-1 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett E. Whitson -3% 42% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae E. Whitson -2% 40% Single; Smith out at Hm/RF-C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O NYY R. Hassey B. Saberhagen 2% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- O NYY W. Randolph B. Saberhagen 1% 43% Groundout: P-1B
t2 1-0 2 --- O NYY M. Pagliarulo B. Saberhagen 1% 44% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Ed Whitson facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- KCR D. Iorg E. Whitson 10% 54% Triple
b2 0-1 0 --3 O KCR F. White E. Whitson -5% 49% Flyball: RF
b2 0-1 1 --3 O KCR S. Balboni E. Whitson -6% 43% Flyball: 2B
b2 0-1 2 --3 R KCR J. Sundberg E. Whitson 10% 52% Single; Iorg Scores
b2 1-1 2 1-- KCR B. Biancalana E. Whitson 2% 54% Single; Sundberg to 2B
b2 1-1 2 12- O KCR W. Wilson E. Whitson -4% 50% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
t3 1-1 0 --- O NYY B. Meacham B. Saberhagen 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-1 1 --- O NYY R. Henderson B. Saberhagen 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t3 1-1 2 --- O NYY K. Griffey B. Saberhagen 1% 56% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Ed Whitson facing 2-3-4
b3 1-1 0 --- O KCR L. Smith E. Whitson -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b3 1-1 1 --- O KCR G. Brett E. Whitson -2% 51% Flyball: 1B
b3 1-1 2 --- O KCR H. McRae E. Whitson -1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 3-4-5
t4 1-1 0 --- O NYY D. Mattingly B. Saberhagen 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t4 1-1 1 --- O NYY D. Winfield B. Saberhagen 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-1 2 --- NYY D. Pasqua B. Saberhagen -3% 52% Double
t4 1-1 2 -2- O NYY R. Hassey B. Saberhagen 4% 56% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Ed Whitson facing 5-6-7
b4 1-1 0 --- O KCR D. Iorg E. Whitson -3% 53% Flyball: SS
b4 1-1 1 --- O KCR F. White E. Whitson -2% 51% Lineout: SS
b4 1-1 2 --- KCR S. Balboni E. Whitson 1% 53% Single
b4 1-1 2 1-- O KCR J. Sundberg E. Whitson -3% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 7-8-9
t5 1-1 0 --- O NYY W. Randolph B. Saberhagen 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-1 1 --- O NYY M. Pagliarulo B. Saberhagen 2% 55% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 1-1 2 --- O NYY B. Meacham B. Saberhagen 1% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Ed Whitson facing 9-1-2
b5 1-1 0 --- O KCR B. Biancalana E. Whitson -3% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-1 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson E. Whitson -2% 51% Foul Flyball: 3B
b5 1-1 2 --- O KCR L. Smith E. Whitson -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t6 1-1 0 --- O NYY R. Henderson B. Saberhagen 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 1-1 1 --- NYY K. Griffey B. Saberhagen -4% 50% Single
t6 1-1 1 1-- O NYY D. Mattingly B. Saberhagen 4% 54% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Mattingly to 1B
t6 1-1 2 1-- O NYY D. Winfield B. Saberhagen 4% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Ed Whitson facing 3-4-5
b6 1-1 0 --- O KCR G. Brett E. Whitson -3% 54% Strikeout
b6 1-1 1 --- KCR H. McRae E. Whitson 4% 58% Single
b6 1-1 1 1-- R KCR D. Iorg E. Whitson 18% 76% Double; McRae Scores
Lynn Jones pinch runs for Dane Iorg (RF) batting 5th
b6 2-1 1 -2- KCR F. White E. Whitson 4% 81% Single; Jones to 3B
Brian Fisher replaces Ed Whitson pitching
b6 2-1 1 1-3 R KCR S. Balboni B. Fisher 6% 87% Single; Jones Scores; White to 2B
b6 3-1 1 12- O KCR J. Sundberg B. Fisher -2% 85% Strikeout, White Steals 3B, Balboni Steals 2B
b6 3-1 2 -23 O KCR B. Biancalana B. Fisher -3% 82% Foul Flyball: LF
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
Lynn Jones moves from PR to RF
t7 1-3 0 --- O NYY D. Pasqua B. Saberhagen 3% 85% Strikeout
t7 1-3 1 --- O NYY R. Hassey B. Saberhagen 2% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-3 2 --- O NYY W. Randolph B. Saberhagen 1% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Yankees' Brian Fisher facing 1-2-3
b7 3-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Fisher -1% 88% Strikeout
b7 3-1 1 --- O KCR L. Smith B. Fisher -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-1 2 --- O KCR G. Brett B. Fisher -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
Lynn Jones moves from RF to LF
Pat Sheridan replaces Lonnie Smith (LF) playing RF batting 2nd
t8 1-3 0 --- R NYY M. Pagliarulo B. Saberhagen -12% 75% Home Run
Scott Bradley pinch hits for Bob Meacham (SS) batting 9th
t8 2-3 0 --- O NYY S. Bradley B. Saberhagen 6% 80% Flyball: CF
t8 2-3 1 --- O NYY R. Henderson B. Saberhagen 4% 84% Strikeout
t8 2-3 2 --- NYY K. Griffey B. Saberhagen -6% 79% Double
t8 2-3 2 -2- O NYY D. Mattingly B. Saberhagen 8% 87% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Yankees' Rich Bordi facing 4-5-6
Rich Bordi replaces Brian Fisher pitching
Andre Robertson replaces Scott Bradley (PH) playing SS batting 9th
b8 3-2 0 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Bordi -1% 85% Flyball: CF
b8 3-2 1 --- KCR L. Jones R. Bordi 1% 87% Single
b8 3-2 1 1-- KCR F. White R. Bordi 2% 89% Single; Jones to 2B
Dave Righetti replaces Rich Bordi pitching
b8 3-2 1 12- O KCR S. Balboni D. Righetti -2% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B; Jones to 3B; White to 2B
b8 3-2 2 -23 RR KCR J. Sundberg D. Righetti 10% 97% Single; Jones Scores; White Scores
b8 5-2 2 1-- O KCR B. Biancalana D. Righetti -0% 97% Flyball: P
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 4-5-6
Dan Quisenberry replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
t9 2-5 0 --- O NYY D. Winfield D. Quisenberry 2% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 2-5 1 --- NYY D. Pasqua D. Quisenberry -2% 96% Single
t9 2-5 1 1-- O NYY R. Hassey D. Quisenberry 2% 99% Flyball: CF
t9 2-5 2 1-- NYY W. Randolph D. Quisenberry -2% 97% Single; Pasqua to 2B
t9 2-5 2 12- O NYY M. Pagliarulo D. Quisenberry 3% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 5.

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