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@BOS
7
2
BAL
@CHW
6
1
CLE
@KCR
4
7
OAK
@MIL
5
2
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@MIN
3
2
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@TEX
2
8
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@TOR
1
5
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9
2
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@MON
0
6
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@NYM
12
4
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@PHI
3
7
STL
@SDP
4
2
PIT
@SFG
2
3
 
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Sunday, July 28, 1985,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 38,352, Time of Game: 2:36
Indians
4
30-66
 Lost 3 
7th, 30½ GB
at Royals
7
52-44
 Won 6 
2nd, 3 GB
W: Mark Gubicza (7-5)
L: Vern Ruhle (2-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         1  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  1    4  9  0
Royals          2  0  0   0  1  4   0  0  X    7 10  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brett Butler CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .294 .346 .406 .752 -0.035 0.95 0.047 -0.082 -0.5 1 0 2B,SB
Julio Franco SS 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .277 .338 .361 .700 -0.091 0.94 0.024 -0.115 -0.6 2 4
Tony Bernazard 2B 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .274 .362 .433 .795 -0.090 0.72 0.001 -0.091 -0.9 2 2
Brook Jacoby 3B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .277 .330 .401 .731 0.046 0.55 0.058 -0.012 0.6 0 3
Mike Hargrove 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .246 .348 .331 .678 0.036 1.15 0.105 -0.069 0.8 11 1
George Vukovich RF 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .251 .296 .332 .628 -0.069 0.94 0.020 -0.089 0.9 2 0
Carmelo Castillo DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .281 .317 .469 .786 -0.064 0.61 0.000 -0.064 -1.1
Joe Carter LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .225 .263 .332 .595 -0.052 0.69 0.000 -0.052 -0.6 1 0
   Chris Bando PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .096 .192 .123 .315 0.018 0.34 0.018 0.000 0.4
Jerry Willard C 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .250 .333 .338 .672 0.027 0.54 0.051 -0.024 0.5 5 0
Vern Ruhle P 0 0
   Jamie Easterly P 0 0
   Rich Thompson P 0 0
Team Totals 36 4 9 4 3 6 39 .250 .308 .278 .585 -0.274 0.79 0.324 -0.598 -0.6 24 10
2B: B Butler (21, off M Gubicza).
TB: B Butler 2; J Willard 2; B Jacoby 2; G Vukovich; C Bando; J Franco; M Hargrove.
RBI: G Vukovich 2 (27); M Hargrove (6); J Franco (41).
2-out RBI: G Vukovich 2; M Hargrove.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Hargrove-J Franco.
Baserunning
SB: B Butler (30, 2nd base off D Quisenberry/J Wathan).

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 0 4 .294 .332 .430 .761 -0.078 0.62 0.000 -0.078 -1.2 1 0 GDP
Lonnie Smith LF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .248 .354 .346 .700 0.025 0.65 0.057 -0.031 0.6 2 0 2·SB
   Lynn Jones LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .207 .247 .268 .515 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.1 1 0
George Brett 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .351 .453 .571 1.025 -0.023 0.38 0.013 -0.036 -0.7 0 2
Hal McRae DH 4 2 2 3 0 0 4 .248 .344 .496 .840 0.207 0.64 0.229 -0.022 2.1 HR
Dane Iorg RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .213 .253 .333 .586 -0.034 0.45 0.000 -0.034 -0.6 3 0
   Pat Sheridan RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .222 .314 .333 .648 0.002 0.03 0.002 0.000 0.2 1 0 SB
Frank White 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .241 .276 .417 .693 -0.026 0.39 0.007 -0.033 -0.5 4 4
Steve Balboni 1B 3 2 2 3 0 0 3 .257 .315 .459 .773 0.119 0.66 0.133 -0.014 3.1 8 1 HR,2B
John Wathan C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .245 .365 .302 .667 -0.030 0.50 0.011 -0.041 -0.4 6 0
Onix Concepcion SS 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .182 .227 .212 .440 0.066 0.65 0.087 -0.021 0.4 1 3
Mark Gubicza P 0 0
   Mike LaCoss P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 33 7 10 7 0 5 33 .303 .303 .515 .818 0.228 0.51 0.539 -0.310 3.0 27 10
2B: S Balboni (19, off V Ruhle).
HR: H McRae (9, off V Ruhle, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs); S Balboni (18, off V Ruhle, 6th inn, 2 on, 2 outs).
TB: S Balboni 6; H McRae 5; J Wathan; O Concepcion; L Smith; P Sheridan; F White; G Brett.
GIDP: W Wilson (6).
RBI: S Balboni 3 (50); H McRae 3 (32); O Concepcion (12).
2-out RBI: S Balboni 3; H McRae 2.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Baserunning
SB: L Smith 2 (35, 3rd base off V Ruhle/J Willard, 2nd base off V Ruhle/J Willard); P Sheridan (10, 2nd base off R Thompson/J Willard).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vern Ruhle, L (2-7) 5.2 9 7 7 0 4 2 5.00 25 27 -0.231 0.66 -4.1
Jamie Easterly 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.98 4 0 0 0.002 0.03 0.6
Rich Thompson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.91 4 0 0 0.003 0.05 0.5
Team Totals 8 10 7 7 0 5 2 7.88 33 27 0 0 -0.226 0.51 -3.0

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mark Gubicza, W (7-5) 7 6 1 1 0 5 0 3.86 27 66 0.263 0.91 2.5
Mike LaCoss 0.2 1 2 2 3 0 0 4.43 6 0 0 -0.025 0.16 -2.0
Dan Quisenberry, S (23) 1.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.84 6 2 0 0.036 0.86 0.0
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 3 6 0 4.00 39 66 2 0 0.274 0.79 0.6
Balks: None.
WP: M Gubicza (9).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Vic Voltaggio, 1B - Durwood Merrill, 2B - Jim McKean, 3B - Marty Springstead.
Time of Game: 2:36.
Attendance: 38,352.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Royals
1 Brett Butler CF 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Julio Franco SS 2 Lonnie Smith LF
3 Tony Bernazard 2B 3 George Brett 3B
4 Brook Jacoby 3B 4 Hal McRae DH
5 Mike Hargrove 1B 5 Dane Iorg RF
6 George Vukovich RF 6 Frank White 2B
7 Carmelo Castillo DH 7 Steve Balboni 1B
8 Joe Carter LF 8 John Wathan C
9 Jerry Willard C 9 Onix Concepcion SS
Vern Ruhle P Mark Gubicza P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-1 2 1-- RR KCR H. McRae V. Ruhle 19% 61% Home Run; Brett Scores
t1 0-0 2 12- R CLE M. Hargrove M. Gubicza -10% 41% Single; Franco Scores; Jacoby to 2B
b5 2-1 1 -2- R KCR O. Concepcion V. Ruhle 9% 82% Single; Balboni Scores
b6 4-1 2 12- RRR KCR S. Balboni V. Ruhle 7% 98% Home Run; McRae Scores; White Scores
b5 2-1 0 --- KCR S. Balboni V. Ruhle 6% 77% Double

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE B. Butler M. Gubicza 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- CLE J. Franco M. Gubicza -2% 50% Single
t1 0-0 1 1-- O CLE T. Bernazard M. Gubicza 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 1-- CLE B. Jacoby M. Gubicza -2% 51% Single; Franco to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- R CLE M. Hargrove M. Gubicza -10% 41% Single; Franco Scores; Jacoby to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- O CLE G. Vukovich M. Gubicza 4% 45% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Vern Ruhle facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson V. Ruhle -2% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- O KCR L. Smith V. Ruhle -2% 41% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 2 --- KCR G. Brett V. Ruhle 1% 42% Single
b1 0-1 2 1-- RR KCR H. McRae V. Ruhle 19% 61% Home Run; Brett Scores
b1 2-1 2 --- O KCR D. Iorg V. Ruhle -1% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 7-8-9
t2 1-2 0 --- O CLE C. Castillo M. Gubicza 2% 63% Strikeout
t2 1-2 1 --- O CLE J. Carter M. Gubicza 2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-2 2 --- CLE J. Willard M. Gubicza -1% 63% Single
t2 1-2 2 1-- O CLE B. Butler M. Gubicza 2% 66% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Vern Ruhle facing 6-7-8
b2 2-1 0 --- O KCR F. White V. Ruhle -2% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 2-1 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni V. Ruhle -1% 62% Flyball: RF
b2 2-1 2 --- KCR J. Wathan V. Ruhle 1% 63% Single
b2 2-1 2 1-- O KCR O. Concepcion V. Ruhle -2% 61% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 2-3-4
t3 1-2 0 --- O CLE J. Franco M. Gubicza 3% 64% Strikeout
t3 1-2 1 --- O CLE T. Bernazard M. Gubicza 2% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-2 2 --- O CLE B. Jacoby M. Gubicza 1% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Vern Ruhle facing 1-2-3
b3 2-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson V. Ruhle -2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 2-1 1 --- O KCR L. Smith V. Ruhle -1% 63% Strikeout
b3 2-1 2 --- O KCR G. Brett V. Ruhle -1% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 5-6-7
t4 1-2 0 --- O CLE M. Hargrove M. Gubicza 3% 65% Flyball: 2B
t4 1-2 1 --- O CLE G. Vukovich M. Gubicza 2% 67% Flyball: LF
t4 1-2 2 --- O CLE C. Castillo M. Gubicza 1% 69% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Vern Ruhle facing 4-5-6
b4 2-1 0 --- O KCR H. McRae V. Ruhle -2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-1 1 --- O KCR D. Iorg V. Ruhle -2% 65% Flyball: SS
b4 2-1 2 --- O KCR F. White V. Ruhle -1% 64% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 8-9-1
t5 1-2 0 --- O CLE J. Carter M. Gubicza 3% 67% Strikeout
t5 1-2 1 --- O CLE J. Willard M. Gubicza 2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-2 2 --- CLE B. Butler M. Gubicza -3% 66% Double
t5 1-2 2 -2- CLE J. Franco M. Gubicza -1% 66% Wild Pitch; Butler to 3B
t5 1-2 2 --3 O CLE J. Franco M. Gubicza 5% 71% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Vern Ruhle facing 7-8-9
b5 2-1 0 --- KCR S. Balboni V. Ruhle 6% 77% Double
b5 2-1 0 -2- O KCR J. Wathan V. Ruhle -4% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 2-1 1 -2- R KCR O. Concepcion V. Ruhle 9% 82% Single; Balboni Scores
b5 3-1 1 1-- OO KCR W. Wilson V. Ruhle -3% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 3-4-5
t6 1-3 0 --- O CLE T. Bernazard M. Gubicza 3% 81% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 1-3 1 --- CLE B. Jacoby M. Gubicza -4% 78% Single
t6 1-3 1 1-- O CLE M. Hargrove M. Gubicza 4% 82% Flyball: RF
t6 1-3 2 1-- O CLE G. Vukovich M. Gubicza 3% 85% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Indians' Vern Ruhle facing 2-3-4
b6 3-1 0 --- KCR L. Smith V. Ruhle 2% 87% Single/Bunt
b6 3-1 0 1-- KCR G. Brett V. Ruhle 2% 88% Smith Steals 2B
b6 3-1 0 -2- O KCR G. Brett V. Ruhle -2% 86% Strikeout
b6 3-1 1 -2- KCR H. McRae V. Ruhle 2% 88% Smith Steals 3B
b6 3-1 1 --3 R KCR H. McRae V. Ruhle 3% 91% Single; Smith Scores
b6 4-1 1 1-- O KCR D. Iorg V. Ruhle -1% 90% Strikeout
b6 4-1 2 1-- KCR F. White V. Ruhle 1% 91% Single; McRae to 2B
b6 4-1 2 12- RRR KCR S. Balboni V. Ruhle 7% 98% Home Run; McRae Scores; White Scores
Jamie Easterly replaces Vern Ruhle pitching
b6 7-1 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan J. Easterly -0% 98% Flyball: LF
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 7.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-7, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 7-8-9
Lynn Jones replaces Lonnie Smith playing LF batting 2nd
Pat Sheridan replaces Dane Iorg playing RF batting 5th
t7 1-7 0 --- O CLE C. Castillo M. Gubicza 1% 99% Flyball: RF
t7 1-7 1 --- O CLE J. Carter M. Gubicza 0% 99% Strikeout
t7 1-7 2 --- O CLE J. Willard M. Gubicza 0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-1, Indians' Jamie Easterly facing 9-1-2
b7 7-1 0 --- O KCR O. Concepcion J. Easterly -0% 99% Strikeout
b7 7-1 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Easterly -0% 99% Flyball: 2B
b7 7-1 2 --- O KCR L. Jones J. Easterly -0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 7.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-7, Royals' Mike LaCoss facing 1-2-3
Mike LaCoss replaces Mark Gubicza pitching
t8 1-7 0 --- O CLE B. Butler M. LaCoss 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t8 1-7 1 --- O CLE J. Franco M. LaCoss 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 1-7 2 --- CLE T. Bernazard M. LaCoss -0% 100% Walk
t8 1-7 2 1-- CLE B. Jacoby M. LaCoss -0% 99% Walk; Bernazard to 2B
t8 1-7 2 12- CLE M. Hargrove M. LaCoss -1% 99% Walk; Bernazard to 3B; Jacoby to 2B
t8 1-7 2 123 RR CLE G. Vukovich M. LaCoss -2% 97% Single; Bernazard Scores; Jacoby Scores; Hargrove to 3B
Dan Quisenberry replaces Mike LaCoss pitching
t8 3-7 2 1-3 O CLE C. Castillo D. Quisenberry 2% 99% Strikeout
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-3, Indians' Rich Thompson facing 3-4-5
Rich Thompson replaces Jamie Easterly pitching
b8 7-3 0 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Thompson -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 7-3 1 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Thompson -0% 99% Flyball: RF
b8 7-3 2 --- KCR P. Sheridan R. Thompson 0% 99% Single
b8 7-3 2 1-- KCR F. White R. Thompson 0% 99% Sheridan Steals 2B
b8 7-3 2 -2- O KCR F. White R. Thompson -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Royals 7.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-7, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 8-9-1
Chris Bando pinch hits for Joe Carter (LF) batting 8th
t9 3-7 0 --- CLE C. Bando D. Quisenberry -2% 97% Single
t9 3-7 0 1-- CLE J. Willard D. Quisenberry -4% 93% Single; Bando to 2B
t9 3-7 0 12- O CLE B. Butler D. Quisenberry 3% 96% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Bando to 3B; Butler to 1B
t9 3-7 1 1-3 CLE J. Franco D. Quisenberry -1% 95% Butler Steals 2B
t9 3-7 1 -23 RO CLE J. Franco D. Quisenberry 4% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B; Bando Scores
t9 4-7 2 -2- O CLE T. Bernazard D. Quisenberry 1% 100% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Royals 7.

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