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Standings
NYY
@BOS
10
6
MIL
@CHW
8
7
DET
@CLE
2
4
TOR
@KCR
2
4
CAL
@MIN
1
6
OAK
@SEA
6
4
BAL
@TEX
2
5
CIN
@LAD
1
3
PIT
@MON
2
7
CHC
@NYM
4
6
STL
@PHI
5
4
HOU
@SDP
4
6
HOU
@SDP
1
2
ATL
@SFG
6
5
Friday, August 9, 1985,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 25,868, Time of Game: 2:21
Blue Jays
2
69-40
 Lost 1 
1st
at Royals
4
58-48
 Won 3 
2nd, 2½ GB
W: Buddy Black (8-11)
L: Dave Stieb (10-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Blue Jays       0  1  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    2  6  1
Royals          2  0  1   0  0  0   0  1  X    4  8  0

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Damaso Garcia 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .288 .310 .377 .687 0.031 1.54 0.125 -0.093 -0.1 2 3
Lloyd Moseby CF 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .241 .336 .383 .719 -0.104 1.67 0.036 -0.140 -0.5 1 0 SF
Jeff Burroughs DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .259 .370 .424 .794 -0.146 1.47 0.000 -0.146 -0.9
George Bell LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .282 .331 .501 .832 -0.006 1.27 0.082 -0.089 0.3 0 0 HBP
Jesse Barfield RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .272 .358 .492 .849 -0.020 1.54 0.094 -0.114 0.1 0 0
Cecil Fielder 1B 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .316 .381 .421 .802 -0.037 1.40 0.040 -0.077 -0.4 10 1 GDP
   Willie Upshaw PR-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .336 .421 .758 -0.024 0.96 0.000 -0.024 -0.2 3 0
Garth Iorg 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .315 .369 .424 .793 -0.121 1.18 0.000 -0.121 -1.0 1 2
Ernie Whitt C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .269 .338 .493 .830 -0.087 1.05 0.000 -0.087 -0.7 5 0
Tony Fernandez SS 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .274 .323 .372 .695 0.121 0.99 0.133 -0.012 0.9 1 2 2B
Dave Stieb P 1 3
   Bill Caudill P 0 0
Team Totals 31 2 6 2 1 4 34 .194 .235 .226 .461 -0.393 1.35 0.510 -0.903 -2.6 24 11
2B: T Fernandez (21, off B Black).
SF: L Moseby (4, off B Black).
HBP: G Bell (6, by B Black).
TB: T Fernandez 2; C Fielder; L Moseby; J Barfield; G Bell; D Garcia.
GIDP: C Fielder (1).
RBI: L Moseby (40); C Fielder (3).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
E: C Fielder (2).

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 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .291 .330 .429 .759 -0.072 0.97 0.013 -0.085 -0.9 3 0 HBP
Lonnie Smith LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .261 .357 .365 .722 -0.036 0.74 0.024 -0.061 -0.7 1 0
   Darryl Motley RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .265 .407 .672 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
George Brett 3B 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .352 .453 .570 1.023 0.137 0.66 0.160 -0.022 1.3 0 0 2B
Hal McRae DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .236 .327 .444 .771 0.081 0.73 0.097 -0.016 0.8 2B
Dane Iorg RF 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .211 .257 .316 .573 -0.005 0.65 0.011 -0.015 -0.3 2 0
   Lynn Jones RF-LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .218 .255 .287 .543 -0.014 0.53 0.000 -0.014 -0.2 1 0
Frank White 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .243 .280 .417 .697 -0.020 0.67 0.031 -0.051 -0.4 6 3
Steve Balboni 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .256 .311 .486 .798 0.030 0.63 0.085 -0.054 0.2 6 0 HR
Jim Sundberg C 2 0 2 0 1 0 4 .249 .308 .384 .692 0.061 0.46 0.061 0.000 1.0 5 1 2B,HBP
Onix Concepcion SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .200 .249 .240 .489 -0.057 0.84 0.011 -0.068 -0.9 2 7
Buddy Black P 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 8 4 2 5 36 .250 .333 .438 .771 0.105 0.70 0.493 -0.386 -0.0 27 11
2B: G Brett (25, off D Stieb); H McRae (10, off D Stieb); J Sundberg (9, off D Stieb).
HR: S Balboni (24, off D Stieb, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
HBP: J Sundberg (1, by D Stieb); W Wilson (4, by D Stieb).
TB: S Balboni 4; J Sundberg 3; G Brett 3; H McRae 2; F White; L Smith.
RBI: S Balboni (60); D Iorg (18); H McRae (42); G Brett (69).
2-out RBI: S Balboni.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. O Concepcion-F White-S Balboni.

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Stieb, L (10-8) 7.2 8 4 3 2 5 1 2.29 35 52 -0.117 0.71 -0.3
Bill Caudill 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.10 1 1 0 0.010 0.37 0.3
Team Totals 8 8 4 3 2 5 1 3.38 36 52 1 0 -0.107 0.70 0.0

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Buddy Black, W (8-11) 9 6 2 2 1 4 0 4.00 34 70 0.393 1.35 2.5
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 1 4 0 2.00 34 70 0.393 1.35 2.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: B Black (7; G Bell); D Stieb 2 (7; J Sundberg, W Wilson).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Greg Kosc, 1B - Rich Garcia, 2B - Tim McClelland, 3B - Rick Reed.
Time of Game: 2:21.
Attendance: 25,868.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Toronto Blue Jays         Kansas City Royals
1 Damaso Garcia 2B 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Lloyd Moseby CF 2 Lonnie Smith LF
3 Jeff Burroughs DH 3 George Brett 3B
4 George Bell LF 4 Hal McRae DH
5 Jesse Barfield RF 5 Dane Iorg RF
6 Cecil Fielder 1B 6 Frank White 2B
7 Garth Iorg 3B 7 Steve Balboni 1B
8 Ernie Whitt C 8 Jim Sundberg C
9 Tony Fernandez SS 9 Onix Concepcion SS
Dave Stieb P Buddy Black P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 1-- R KCR G. Brett D. Stieb 14% 69% Double; Smith Scores; Brett to 3B/Adv on E3
t8 1-3 0 -2- TOR D. Garcia B. Black -12% 65% Single; Fernandez to 3B
t2 0-2 0 1-- TOR J. Barfield B. Black -9% 57% Single; Bell to 3B
t8 1-3 0 1-3 RO TOR L. Moseby B. Black 9% 74% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Fernandez Scores
t8 1-3 0 --- TOR T. Fernandez B. Black -9% 77% Double

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O TOR D. Garcia B. Black 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O TOR L. Moseby B. Black 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O TOR J. Burroughs B. Black 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Stieb -2% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 1 --- KCR L. Smith D. Stieb 2% 55% Single
b1 0-0 1 1-- R KCR G. Brett D. Stieb 14% 69% Double; Smith Scores; Brett to 3B/Adv on E3
b1 1-0 1 --3 RO KCR H. McRae D. Stieb 2% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B; Brett Scores/unER
b1 2-0 2 --- O KCR D. Iorg D. Stieb -1% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- TOR G. Bell B. Black -4% 66% Hit By Pitch
t2 0-2 0 1-- TOR J. Barfield B. Black -9% 57% Single; Bell to 3B
t2 0-2 0 1-3 RO TOR C. Fielder B. Black 2% 59% Groundout: C-1B; Bell Scores; Barfield to 2B
t2 1-2 1 -2- O TOR G. Iorg B. Black 4% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-2 2 -2- O TOR E. Whitt B. Black 3% 66% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 6-7-8
b2 2-1 0 --- KCR F. White D. Stieb 3% 69% Single
b2 2-1 0 1-- O KCR S. Balboni D. Stieb -3% 66% Flyball: SS
b2 2-1 1 1-- KCR J. Sundberg D. Stieb 3% 69% Single; White to 2B
b2 2-1 1 12- O KCR O. Concepcion D. Stieb -4% 65% Foul Flyball: 1B
b2 2-1 2 12- O KCR W. Wilson D. Stieb -4% 61% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 9-1-2
t3 1-2 0 --- TOR T. Fernandez B. Black -4% 57% Walk
t3 1-2 0 1-- O TOR D. Garcia B. Black 4% 61% Flyball: RF
t3 1-2 1 1-- O TOR L. Moseby B. Black 3% 64% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t3 1-2 2 1-- O TOR J. Burroughs B. Black 3% 67% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 2-3-4
b3 2-1 0 --- O KCR L. Smith D. Stieb -2% 65% Flyball: 2B
b3 2-1 1 --- KCR G. Brett D. Stieb 2% 67% Single
b3 2-1 1 1-- KCR H. McRae D. Stieb 8% 75% Double; Brett to 3B
b3 2-1 1 -23 RO KCR D. Iorg D. Stieb 1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B; Brett Scores; McRae to 3B
b3 3-1 2 --3 O KCR F. White D. Stieb -3% 73% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
t4 1-3 0 --- TOR G. Bell B. Black -4% 69% Single
t4 1-3 0 1-- O TOR J. Barfield B. Black 4% 73% Strikeout
t4 1-3 1 1-- OO TOR C. Fielder B. Black 6% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 7-8-9
b4 3-1 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni D. Stieb -2% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 3-1 1 --- KCR J. Sundberg D. Stieb 2% 79% Hit By Pitch
b4 3-1 1 1-- O KCR O. Concepcion D. Stieb -2% 77% Strikeout
b4 3-1 2 1-- KCR W. Wilson D. Stieb 1% 78% Hit By Pitch; Sundberg to 2B
b4 3-1 2 12- O KCR L. Smith D. Stieb -3% 75% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Buddy Black facing 7-8-9
t5 1-3 0 --- O TOR G. Iorg B. Black 3% 78% Flyball: CF
t5 1-3 1 --- O TOR E. Whitt B. Black 2% 80% Flyball: CF
t5 1-3 2 --- O TOR T. Fernandez B. Black 1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 3-4-5
b5 3-1 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Stieb -1% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 3-1 1 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Stieb -1% 79% Strikeout
b5 3-1 2 --- O KCR D. Iorg D. Stieb -1% 78% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
t6 1-3 0 --- O TOR D. Garcia B. Black 3% 81% Flyball: 2B
t6 1-3 1 --- TOR L. Moseby B. Black -4% 78% Single
t6 1-3 1 1-- O TOR J. Burroughs B. Black 4% 82% Flyball: CF
t6 1-3 2 1-- O TOR G. Bell B. Black 3% 85% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 6-7-8
b6 3-1 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Stieb -1% 83% Flyball: 3B
b6 3-1 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni D. Stieb -1% 82% Groundout: P-1B
b6 3-1 2 --- KCR J. Sundberg D. Stieb 1% 83% Walk
b6 3-1 2 1-- KCR O. Concepcion D. Stieb 1% 84% Walk; Sundberg to 2B
b6 3-1 2 12- O KCR W. Wilson D. Stieb -3% 82% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Buddy Black facing 5-6-7
Lynn Jones replaces Dane Iorg playing RF batting 5th
t7 1-3 0 --- O TOR J. Barfield B. Black 3% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-3 1 --- TOR C. Fielder B. Black -4% 81% Single
Willie Upshaw pinch runs for Cecil Fielder (1B) batting 6th
t7 1-3 1 1-- O TOR G. Iorg B. Black 4% 86% Flyball: RF
t7 1-3 2 1-- O TOR E. Whitt B. Black 3% 89% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 2-3-4
Willie Upshaw moves from PR to 1B
b7 3-1 0 --- O KCR L. Smith D. Stieb -1% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 3-1 1 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Stieb -1% 87% Flyball: CF
b7 3-1 2 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Stieb -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Buddy Black facing 9-1-2
t8 1-3 0 --- TOR T. Fernandez B. Black -9% 77% Double
t8 1-3 0 -2- TOR D. Garcia B. Black -12% 65% Single; Fernandez to 3B
t8 1-3 0 1-3 RO TOR L. Moseby B. Black 9% 74% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Fernandez Scores
Lynn Jones moves from RF to LF
Darryl Motley replaces Lonnie Smith (LF) playing RF batting 2nd
t8 2-3 1 1-- O TOR J. Burroughs B. Black 7% 81% Flyball: RF
t8 2-3 2 1-- O TOR G. Bell B. Black 6% 87% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 5-6-7
b8 3-2 0 --- O KCR L. Jones D. Stieb -1% 85% Strikeout
b8 3-2 1 --- O KCR F. White D. Stieb -1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 3-2 2 --- R KCR S. Balboni D. Stieb 8% 93% Home Run
b8 4-2 2 --- KCR J. Sundberg D. Stieb 1% 94% Double
Bill Caudill replaces Dave Stieb pitching
b8 4-2 2 -2- O KCR O. Concepcion B. Caudill -1% 93% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Buddy Black facing 5-6-7
t9 2-4 0 --- O TOR J. Barfield B. Black 4% 96% Foul Flyball: C
t9 2-4 1 --- O TOR W. Upshaw B. Black 2% 99% Flyball: SS
t9 2-4 2 --- O TOR G. Iorg B. Black 1% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Royals 4.

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