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@BOS
5
6
DET
@CHW
5
4
NYY
@KCR
3
5
CAL
@MIL
8
4
BAL
@MIN
4
2
CLE
@TEX
8
4
SEA
@TOR
1
3
PIT
@LAD
1
9
ATL
@MON
1
3
CIN
@NYM
3
2
HOU
@PHI
1
3
CHC
@SDP
4
3
 
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STL
@SFG
4
0
Wednesday, July 24, 1985,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 31,580, Time of Game: 2:45
Yankees
3
52-40
 Lost 3 
2nd, 4½ GB
at Royals
5
49-44
 Won 3 
2nd, 6½ GB
L: Joe Cowley (8-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  0   2  0  0   0  1  0    3  9  1
Royals          0  3  0   1  0  1   0  0  X    5  9  0

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rickey Henderson CF 4 0 1 0 1 0 .350 .977 -0.035 1.25 0.112 -0.147 -0.4 5 0 CS,GDP
Willie Randolph 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .277 .704 -0.064 1.47 0.038 -0.101 -0.6 2 2
Don Mattingly 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 .308 .845 -0.101 1.29 0.077 -0.178 -0.4 6 0 HR,GDP
Dave Winfield RF 4 1 0 0 0 1 .293 .803 -0.119 1.16 0.000 -0.119 -1.0 2 0
Don Baylor DH 3 1 0 0 1 0 .237 .785 -0.049 0.87 0.020 -0.069 -0.4
Billy Sample LF 3 0 2 1 0 0 .276 .667 0.091 0.91 0.108 -0.016 1.0 4 0
   Ken Griffey PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .731 -0.014 0.51 0.000 -0.014 -0.1 1 0
Andre Robertson 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 .457 1.188 0.058 1.17 0.099 -0.042 0.6 0 2
   Mike Pagliarulo PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .232 .722 0.075 1.51 0.075 0.000 0.4
Ron Hassey C 4 0 1 0 0 0 .276 .825 -0.107 1.69 0.036 -0.143 -0.7 4 0
Bob Meacham SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 .240 .631 0.042 1.06 0.075 -0.033 0.3 0 0
   Dan Pasqua PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .191 .682 -0.050 2.10 0.000 -0.050 -0.3
Joe Cowley P 0 0
   Bob Shirley P 0 0
   Brian Fisher P 0 0
   Rich Bordi P 0 1
   Neil Allen P 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 9 3 4 2 .273 .715 -0.273 1.24 0.640 -0.912 -1.6 24 5
HR: D Mattingly (11, off C Leibrandt; 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: D Mattingly 4; B Meacham 2; B Sample 2; R Henderson; A Robertson; M Pagliarulo; R Hassey.
GIDP: D Mattingly (11); R Henderson (5).
RBI: A Robertson (8); B Sample (7); D Mattingly (75).
2-out RBI: B Sample; A Robertson.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
E: J Cowley (2).
Baserunning
CS: R Henderson (4, 2nd base by C Leibrandt/J Sundberg).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .298 .776 0.028 0.56 0.061 -0.033 0.8 3 0 SB
Dane Iorg LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .602 -0.076 0.57 0.000 -0.076 -1.5 2 0
   Lynn Jones LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .504 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
George Brett 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .349 1.027 -0.035 0.49 0.012 -0.047 -0.7 0 0 SB
Hal McRae DH 4 2 2 0 0 0 .225 .769 0.051 0.63 0.082 -0.032 0.1 2B
Darryl Motley RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .232 .664 0.014 0.78 0.056 -0.041 0.4 3 0 2B
Frank White 2B 3 2 3 4 0 0 .242 .686 0.244 0.72 0.246 -0.002 2.3 2 2 2·HR,SF
Steve Balboni 1B 4 1 1 1 0 2 .253 .751 0.047 0.41 0.078 -0.031 0.2 8 4 HR
Jim Sundberg C 4 0 0 0 0 1 .245 .683 -0.036 0.33 0.000 -0.036 -0.8 2 0
Buddy Biancalana SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 .151 .421 -0.008 0.36 0.012 -0.020 0.2 4 7 SB
   Onix Concepcion SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .434 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Charlie Leibrandt P 1 3
   Dan Quisenberry P 1 0
Team Totals 32 5 9 5 2 4 .281 .939 0.229 0.54 0.547 -0.318 1.0 27 16
2B: H McRae (7, off J Cowley); D Motley (11, off B Shirley).
HR: S Balboni (16, off J Cowley; 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out); F White 2 (14, 2 off J Cowley; 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out; 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
SF: F White (2, off B Fisher).
TB: F White 9; S Balboni 4; H McRae 3; D Motley 2; W Wilson; G Brett.
RBI: F White 4 (47); S Balboni (45).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. S Balboni-B Biancalana-S Balboni; F White-B Biancalana-S Balboni.
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (29, 2nd base off R Bordi/R Hassey); G Brett (6, 2nd base off J Cowley/R Hassey); B Biancalana (1, 3rd base off R Bordi/R Hassey).
Pickoffs: W Wilson (1st base by J Cowley).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Cowley, L (8-4) 4.2 5 4 4 1 1 3 3.94 20 38 -0.233 0.61 -1.8
Bob Shirley 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.58 3 1 0 -0.049 0.75 -1.1
Brian Fisher 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.45 3 2 1 0.027 0.50 1.0
Rich Bordi 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.00 5 0 0 0.013 0.36 0.5
Neil Allen 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.40 4 0 0 0.014 0.23 0.5
Team Totals 8 9 5 5 2 4 3 5.62 35 38 3 1 -0.228 0.54 -1.0
B Shirley faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Charlie Leibrandt, W (10-5) 7 8 3 3 4 0 1 2.97 30 45 0.122 1.17 0.5
Dan Quisenberry, S (21) 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.84 7 0 0 0.150 1.52 1.0
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 4 2 1 3.00 37 45 0 0 0.272 1.24 1.5
C Leibrandt faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Cowley (2; W Wilson, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dan Morrison, 1B - Larry Young, 2B - Ted Hendry, 3B - Nick Bremigan.
Time of Game: 2:45.
Attendance: Not Given.
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
t5 2-4 1 1-3 OO NYY D. Mattingly C. Leibrandt 14% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --3 RR KCR F. White J. Cowley 13% 73% Home Run; McRae Scores
b4 3-2 1 --- R KCR F. White J. Cowley 11% 77% Home Run
t4 1-3 2 1-3 R NYY A. Robertson C. Leibrandt -10% 63% Single; Baylor Scores; Sample to 2B
t4 0-3 2 12- R NYY B. Sample C. Leibrandt -9% 73% Single; Winfield Scores; Baylor to 3B

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' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYY R. Henderson C. Leibrandt -4% 46% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- O NYY W. Randolph C. Leibrandt 3% 50% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O NYY D. Mattingly C. Leibrandt 4% 54% Henderson Caught Stealing 2B (P-1B-SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- NYY D. Mattingly C. Leibrandt -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O NYY D. Winfield C. Leibrandt 2% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Joe Cowley facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Cowley -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR D. Iorg J. Cowley -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Cowley -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O NYY D. Baylor C. Leibrandt 2% 52% Foul Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- O NYY B. Sample C. Leibrandt 2% 54% Lineout: 1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O NYY A. Robertson C. Leibrandt 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Joe Cowley facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- KCR H. McRae J. Cowley 6% 61% Double
b2 0-0 0 -2- O KCR D. Motley J. Cowley -1% 60% Flyball: CF; McRae to 3B
b2 0-0 1 --3 RR KCR F. White J. Cowley 13% 73% Home Run; McRae Scores
b2 2-0 1 --- R KCR S. Balboni J. Cowley 8% 81% Home Run
b2 3-0 1 --- O KCR J. Sundberg J. Cowley -1% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 3-0 2 --- O KCR B. Biancalana J. Cowley -1% 80% Groundout: 1B unassisted
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 8-9-1
t3 0-3 0 --- NYY R. Hassey C. Leibrandt -4% 76% Single
t3 0-3 0 1-- O NYY B. Meacham C. Leibrandt 3% 79% Flyball: CF
t3 0-3 1 1-- OO NYY R. Henderson C. Leibrandt 5% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Yankees' Joe Cowley facing 1-2-3
b3 3-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Cowley -1% 83% Flyball: CF
b3 3-0 1 --- O KCR D. Iorg J. Cowley -1% 82% Flyball: LF
b3 3-0 2 --- KCR G. Brett J. Cowley 1% 83% Single
b3 3-0 2 1-- KCR H. McRae J. Cowley 1% 83% Brett Steals 2B
b3 3-0 2 -2- O KCR H. McRae J. Cowley -2% 82% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 2-3-4
t4 0-3 0 --- NYY W. Randolph C. Leibrandt -4% 78% Walk
t4 0-3 0 1-- O NYY D. Mattingly C. Leibrandt 3% 81% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B; Mattingly to 1B
t4 0-3 1 1-- O NYY D. Winfield C. Leibrandt 3% 84% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Winfield to 1B
t4 0-3 2 1-- NYY D. Baylor C. Leibrandt -2% 82% Walk; Winfield to 2B
t4 0-3 2 12- R NYY B. Sample C. Leibrandt -9% 73% Single; Winfield Scores; Baylor to 3B
t4 1-3 2 1-3 R NYY A. Robertson C. Leibrandt -10% 63% Single; Baylor Scores; Sample to 2B
t4 2-3 2 12- O NYY R. Hassey C. Leibrandt 5% 69% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Yankees' Joe Cowley facing 5-6-7
b4 3-2 0 --- O KCR D. Motley J. Cowley -2% 67% Flyball: CF
b4 3-2 1 --- R KCR F. White J. Cowley 11% 77% Home Run
b4 4-2 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni J. Cowley -1% 76% Strikeout
b4 4-2 2 --- O KCR J. Sundberg J. Cowley -1% 75% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 9-1-2
t5 2-4 0 --- NYY B. Meacham C. Leibrandt -5% 71% Single
t5 2-4 0 1-- NYY R. Henderson C. Leibrandt -8% 63% Walk; Meacham to 2B
t5 2-4 0 12- O NYY W. Randolph C. Leibrandt 4% 67% Flyball: RF; Meacham to 3B
t5 2-4 1 1-3 OO NYY D. Mattingly C. Leibrandt 14% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Yankees' Joe Cowley facing 9-1-2
b5 4-2 0 --- O KCR B. Biancalana J. Cowley -1% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 4-2 1 --- KCR W. Wilson J. Cowley 2% 82% Walk
b5 4-2 1 1-- KCR D. Iorg J. Cowley 3% 85% Wilson Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Wilson to 3B
b5 4-2 1 --3 O KCR D. Iorg J. Cowley -4% 81% Lineout: LF
Bob Shirley replaces Joe Cowley pitching
b5 4-2 2 --3 O KCR G. Brett B. Shirley -3% 78% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 4-5-6
t6 2-4 0 --- O NYY D. Winfield C. Leibrandt 3% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-4 1 --- O NYY D. Baylor C. Leibrandt 2% 83% Foul Flyball: 1B
t6 2-4 2 --- NYY B. Sample C. Leibrandt -2% 82% Single
t6 2-4 2 1-- O NYY A. Robertson C. Leibrandt 3% 85% Groundout: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Yankees' Bob Shirley facing 4-5-6
b6 4-2 0 --- KCR H. McRae B. Shirley 2% 87% Single
b6 4-2 0 1-- KCR D. Motley B. Shirley 6% 92% Double; McRae to 3B
Brian Fisher replaces Bob Shirley pitching
b6 4-2 0 -23 RO KCR F. White B. Fisher -0% 92% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; McRae Scores
b6 5-2 1 -2- O KCR S. Balboni B. Fisher -1% 91% Strikeout
b6 5-2 2 -2- O KCR J. Sundberg B. Fisher -1% 90% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 5.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 8-9-1
t7 2-5 0 --- O NYY R. Hassey C. Leibrandt 2% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-5 1 --- NYY B. Meacham C. Leibrandt -3% 89% Single
t7 2-5 1 1-- O NYY R. Henderson C. Leibrandt 2% 92% Groundout: 1B-P; Meacham to 2B
t7 2-5 2 -2- O NYY W. Randolph C. Leibrandt 3% 94% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Yankees' Rich Bordi facing 9-1-2
Rich Bordi replaces Brian Fisher pitching
b7 5-2 0 --- KCR B. Biancalana R. Bordi 1% 95% Walk
b7 5-2 0 1-- KCR W. Wilson R. Bordi 1% 96% Single; Biancalana to 2B
b7 5-2 0 12- O KCR D. Iorg R. Bordi -1% 95% Flyball: 2B
b7 5-2 1 12- O KCR G. Brett R. Bordi -1% 94% Strikeout, Biancalana Steals 3B, Wilson Steals 2B
b7 5-2 2 -23 O KCR H. McRae R. Bordi -1% 93% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 3-4-5
Lynn Jones replaces Dane Iorg playing LF batting 2nd
t8 2-5 0 --- R NYY D. Mattingly C. Leibrandt -7% 86% Home Run
Dan Quisenberry replaces Charlie Leibrandt pitching
t8 3-5 0 --- O NYY D. Winfield D. Quisenberry 4% 90% Strikeout
t8 3-5 1 --- O NYY D. Baylor D. Quisenberry 2% 93% Flyball: LF
Ken Griffey pinch hits for Billy Sample (LF) batting 6th
t8 3-5 2 --- O NYY K. Griffey D. Quisenberry 1% 94% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 3, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Yankees' Neil Allen facing 5-6-7
Neil Allen replaces Rich Bordi pitching
Ken Griffey moves from PH to LF
b8 5-3 0 --- O KCR D. Motley N. Allen -1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 5-3 1 --- KCR F. White N. Allen 1% 94% Single
b8 5-3 1 1-- O KCR S. Balboni N. Allen -1% 93% Flyball: LF
b8 5-3 2 1-- O KCR J. Sundberg N. Allen -1% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 3, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 7-8-9
Onix Concepcion replaces Buddy Biancalana playing SS batting 9th
Mike Pagliarulo pinch hits for Andre Robertson (3B) batting 7th
t9 3-5 0 --- NYY M. Pagliarulo D. Quisenberry -8% 85% Single
t9 3-5 0 1-- O NYY R. Hassey D. Quisenberry 6% 91% Flyball: RF
Dan Pasqua pinch hits for Bob Meacham (SS) batting 9th
t9 3-5 1 1-- O NYY D. Pasqua D. Quisenberry 5% 96% Strikeout
t9 3-5 2 1-- O NYY R. Henderson D. Quisenberry 4% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 3, Royals 5.

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