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Scores
Standings
DET
@CAL
1
7
TOR
@CHW
3
5
MIL
@CLE
2
6
MIL
@CLE
0
2
TEX
@KCR
7
3
BAL
@OAK
4
10
NYY
@SEA
8
5
STL
@ATL
5
2
CHC
@CIN
3
5
LAD
@MON
1
6
SDP
@NYM
3
9
SFG
@PHI
5
14
HOU
@PIT
3
9
HOU
@PIT
9
10
Sunday, August 25, 1985,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 28,350, Time of Game: 3:00
Rangers
7
46-76
 Won 1 
7th, 24 GB
at Royals
3
67-54
 Lost 1 
2nd, 2½ GB
W: Charlie Hough (13-12)
L: Buddy Black (8-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         1  1  0   0  0  1   4  0  0    7 14  0
Royals          1  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  1    3  5  0

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Oddibe McDowell CF 4 3 2 0 2 1 6 .232 .289 .410 .699 0.220 1.24 0.243 -0.023 1.9 5 0 2B,2·SB,IW
Toby Harrah 2B 2 1 1 3 2 1 5 .279 .445 .405 .849 0.133 1.61 0.197 -0.063 1.4 3 0 SB,SF
Pete O'Brien 1B 5 0 2 4 0 0 5 .267 .333 .442 .775 0.203 1.40 0.272 -0.069 2.6 6 0 3B
Cliff Johnson DH 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .256 .330 .446 .776 -0.123 0.97 0.000 -0.123 -1.6
Gary Ward LF 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .281 .322 .414 .736 0.006 0.91 0.089 -0.083 -0.0 3 0
George Wright RF 4 1 2 0 1 1 5 .204 .260 .267 .527 0.083 1.11 0.129 -0.046 0.8 0 0 2B
Steve Buechele 3B 5 1 3 0 0 1 5 .219 .286 .281 .567 0.072 1.25 0.137 -0.065 0.6 2 3
Glenn Brummer C 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .275 .351 .314 .665 -0.087 1.16 0.048 -0.134 -1.4 5 0 2B
Curt Wilkerson SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .245 .292 .299 .591 -0.106 2.02 0.043 -0.149 -1.0 1 2 2B
   Duane Walker PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .294 .367 .661 -0.085 1.66 0.000 -0.085 -0.8
   Wayne Tolleson SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .335 .375 .397 .772 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 2 1
Charlie Hough P 0 1
Team Totals 39 7 14 7 6 9 46 .359 .435 .513 .948 0.315 1.23 1.158 -0.841 2.4 27 7
2B: O McDowell (11, off B Black); C Wilkerson (6, off B Black); G Brummer (4, off B Black); G Wright (10, off S Farr).
3B: P O'Brien (3, off S Farr).
SF: T Harrah (5, off B Black).
IBB: O McDowell (2, by S Farr).
TB: P O'Brien 4; G Wright 3; O McDowell 3; S Buechele 3; C Wilkerson 2; G Brummer 2; G Ward 2; T Harrah.
RBI: P O'Brien 4 (66); T Harrah 3 (39).
2-out RBI: P O'Brien 3; T Harrah.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 6 for 15.
Baserunning
SB: O McDowell 2 (21, 2nd base off B Black/J Wathan, 3rd base off B Black/J Wathan); T Harrah (11, 3rd base off B Black/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 1 4 .287 .323 .424 .747 -0.087 0.84 0.000 -0.087 -0.9 4 0
Lonnie Smith LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .254 .342 .353 .695 0.084 0.80 0.134 -0.050 0.4 0 0 HR
George Brett 3B 2 2 1 1 2 1 4 .358 .457 .601 1.058 0.136 0.63 0.156 -0.019 1.7 0 2 HR
Hal McRae DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .252 .344 .450 .794 -0.040 0.74 0.021 -0.061 -0.1
Frank White 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .238 .273 .402 .675 0.007 0.90 0.066 -0.060 0.7 3 5 2B
Steve Balboni 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .245 .298 .466 .764 -0.106 1.09 0.000 -0.106 -1.5 8 1
Dave Leeper RF 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .050 .095 .050 .145 -0.080 0.82 0.000 -0.080 -0.8 1 0
John Wathan C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .357 .333 .690 -0.048 0.71 0.015 -0.064 -0.5 10 0
Onix Concepcion SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .204 .254 .240 .494 -0.034 0.68 0.000 -0.034 -0.3 0 3
   Jorge Orta PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .272 .319 .374 .693 -0.015 0.66 0.000 -0.015 -0.4
   Greg Pryor SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .277 .264 .541 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Buddy Black P 0 1
   Steve Farr P 0 0
   Joe Beckwith P 1 0
Team Totals 32 3 5 3 3 5 35 .156 .229 .375 .604 -0.183 0.80 0.392 -0.576 -1.6 27 12
2B: F White (17, off C Hough).
HR: G Brett (20, off C Hough, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs); L Smith (3, off C Hough, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: L Smith 4; G Brett 4; F White 3; J Wathan.
RBI: G Brett (79); D Leeper (2); L Smith (34).
2-out RBI: G Brett.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Wathan.

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Charlie Hough, W (13-12) 9 5 3 3 3 5 2 3.23 35 67 0.184 0.80 1.6
Team Totals 9 5 3 3 3 5 2 3.00 35 67 0.184 0.80 1.6

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Buddy Black, L (8-13) 5.1 11 3 3 4 4 0 4.17 30 34 -0.110 1.38 -0.5
Steve Farr 1.1 3 4 4 2 1 0 4.61 9 1 0 -0.217 1.61 -3.3
Joe Beckwith 2.1 0 0 0 0 4 0 5.00 7 1 0 0.011 0.06 1.4
Team Totals 9 14 7 7 6 9 0 7.00 46 34 2 0 -0.316 1.23 -2.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: S Farr (1; O McDowell).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Shulock, 1B - Joe Brinkman, 2B - Terry Cooney, 3B - Derryl Cousins.
Time of Game: 3:00.
Attendance: 28,350.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 4-2 2 123 RRR TEX P. O'Brien S. Farr 14% 97% Triple; Buechele Scores; McDowell Scores; Harrah Scores
t6 2-2 1 -2- R TEX P. O'Brien B. Black 13% 66% Single; McDowell Scores
b4 1-2 0 --- R KCR L. Smith C. Hough -13% 44% Home Run
t7 3-2 2 123 R TEX T. Harrah S. Farr 12% 83% Walk; Wright Scores; Buechele to 3B; McDowell to 2B
b1 0-1 2 --- R KCR G. Brett C. Hough -10% 49% Home Run

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- TEX O. McDowell B. Black 6% 56% Double
t1 0-0 0 -2- TEX T. Harrah B. Black 3% 59% McDowell Steals 3B
t1 0-0 0 --3 R TEX T. Harrah B. Black 4% 63% Single; McDowell Scores
t1 1-0 0 1-- O TEX P. O'Brien B. Black -3% 60% Flyball: CF
t1 1-0 1 1-- O TEX C. Johnson B. Black -3% 57% Flyball: CF
t1 1-0 2 1-- TEX G. Ward B. Black 2% 59% Walk; Harrah to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- TEX G. Wright B. Black 3% 62% Walk; Harrah to 3B; Ward to 2B
t1 1-0 2 123 O TEX S. Buechele B. Black -6% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson C. Hough 2% 58% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 1 --- O KCR L. Smith C. Hough 2% 59% Flyball: LF
b1 0-1 2 --- R KCR G. Brett C. Hough -10% 49% Home Run
b1 1-1 2 --- O KCR H. McRae C. Hough 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Buddy Black facing 8-9-1
t2 1-1 0 --- O TEX G. Brummer B. Black -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-1 1 --- TEX C. Wilkerson B. Black 4% 52% Double
t2 1-1 1 -2- TEX O. McDowell B. Black 5% 57% Single; Wilkerson to 3B
t2 1-1 1 1-3 RO TEX T. Harrah B. Black 1% 58% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Wilkerson Scores
t2 2-1 2 1-- O TEX P. O'Brien B. Black -2% 56% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 5-6-7
b2 1-2 0 --- O KCR F. White C. Hough 3% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 1-2 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni C. Hough 2% 60% Flyball: CF
b2 1-2 2 --- O KCR D. Leeper C. Hough 1% 61% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
t3 2-1 0 --- O TEX C. Johnson B. Black -2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 2-1 1 --- TEX G. Ward B. Black 2% 62% Single
t3 2-1 1 1-- TEX G. Wright B. Black 3% 65% Single; Ward to 2B
t3 2-1 1 12- TEX S. Buechele B. Black 6% 71% Single; Ward to 3B; Wright to 2B
t3 2-1 1 123 O TEX G. Brummer B. Black -7% 63% Strikeout
t3 2-1 2 123 O TEX C. Wilkerson B. Black -7% 56% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 8-9-1
b3 1-2 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan C. Hough 3% 59% Lineout: CF
b3 1-2 1 --- O KCR O. Concepcion C. Hough 2% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-2 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson C. Hough 1% 62% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
t4 2-1 0 --- O TEX O. McDowell B. Black -2% 60% Groundout: P-1B
t4 2-1 1 --- TEX T. Harrah B. Black 3% 63% Walk
t4 2-1 1 1-- O TEX P. O'Brien B. Black -2% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B; Harrah to 2B
t4 2-1 2 -2- TEX C. Johnson B. Black 0% 61% Harrah Steals 3B
t4 2-1 2 --3 O TEX C. Johnson B. Black -4% 57% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 2-3-4
b4 1-2 0 --- R KCR L. Smith C. Hough -13% 44% Home Run
b4 2-2 0 --- KCR G. Brett C. Hough -4% 40% Walk
b4 2-2 0 1-- O KCR H. McRae C. Hough 4% 44% Lineout: SS
b4 2-2 1 1-- O KCR F. White C. Hough 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b4 2-2 2 1-- O KCR S. Balboni C. Hough 3% 50% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 5-6-7
t5 2-2 0 --- TEX G. Ward B. Black 5% 55% Single
t5 2-2 0 1-- OO TEX G. Wright B. Black -10% 45% Double Play: Strikeout; Ward out at 2B/C
t5 2-2 2 --- TEX S. Buechele B. Black 2% 46% Single
t5 2-2 2 1-- TEX G. Brummer B. Black 5% 51% Double; Buechele to 3B
t5 2-2 2 -23 O TEX C. Wilkerson B. Black -8% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 7-8-9
b5 2-2 0 --- O KCR D. Leeper C. Hough 3% 46% Flyball: CF
b5 2-2 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan C. Hough 2% 49% Lineout: LF
b5 2-2 2 --- O KCR O. Concepcion C. Hough 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
t6 2-2 0 --- TEX O. McDowell B. Black 5% 55% Walk
t6 2-2 0 1-- TEX T. Harrah B. Black 4% 59% McDowell Steals 2B
t6 2-2 0 -2- O TEX T. Harrah B. Black -6% 53% Strikeout
t6 2-2 1 -2- R TEX P. O'Brien B. Black 13% 66% Single; McDowell Scores
Steve Farr replaces Buddy Black pitching
t6 3-2 1 1-- O TEX C. Johnson S. Farr -3% 63% Flyball: CF
t6 3-2 2 1-- O TEX G. Ward S. Farr -3% 61% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 1-2-3
b6 2-3 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson C. Hough 4% 65% Strikeout
b6 2-3 1 --- O KCR L. Smith C. Hough 3% 67% Flyball: 2B
b6 2-3 2 --- O KCR G. Brett C. Hough 2% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Steve Farr facing 6-7-8
t7 3-2 0 --- TEX G. Wright S. Farr 7% 76% Double
t7 3-2 0 -2- TEX S. Buechele S. Farr 6% 83% Single; Wright to 3B
t7 3-2 0 1-3 O TEX G. Brummer S. Farr -4% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B; Buechele to 2B
Duane Walker pinch hits for Curt Wilkerson (SS) batting 9th
t7 3-2 1 -23 O TEX D. Walker S. Farr -9% 70% Strikeout
t7 3-2 2 -23 TEX O. McDowell S. Farr 1% 71% Intentional Walk
t7 3-2 2 123 R TEX T. Harrah S. Farr 12% 83% Walk; Wright Scores; Buechele to 3B; McDowell to 2B
t7 4-2 2 123 RRR TEX P. O'Brien S. Farr 14% 97% Triple; Buechele Scores; McDowell Scores; Harrah Scores
Joe Beckwith replaces Steve Farr pitching
t7 7-2 2 --3 O TEX C. Johnson J. Beckwith -1% 96% Strikeout
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 7, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-7, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 4-5-6
Wayne Tolleson replaces Duane Walker (PH) playing SS batting 9th
b7 2-7 0 --- O KCR H. McRae C. Hough 1% 97% Flyball: LF
b7 2-7 1 --- KCR F. White C. Hough -2% 96% Double
b7 2-7 1 -2- O KCR S. Balboni C. Hough 2% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 2-7 2 -2- O KCR D. Leeper C. Hough 1% 98% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 7, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 7-2, Royals' Joe Beckwith facing 5-6-7
t8 7-2 0 --- O TEX G. Ward J. Beckwith -0% 98% Groundout: 1B-P
t8 7-2 1 --- O TEX G. Wright J. Beckwith -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 7-2 2 --- O TEX S. Buechele J. Beckwith -0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 7, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-7, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 8-9-1
b8 2-7 0 --- KCR J. Wathan C. Hough -2% 96% Single
Jorge Orta pinch hits for Onix Concepcion (SS) batting 9th
b8 2-7 0 1-- O KCR J. Orta C. Hough 1% 98% Flyball: 2B
b8 2-7 1 1-- O KCR W. Wilson C. Hough 1% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 2-7 2 1-- O KCR L. Smith C. Hough 1% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 7, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 7-2, Royals' Joe Beckwith facing 8-9-1
Greg Pryor replaces Jorge Orta (PH) playing SS batting 9th
t9 7-2 0 --- O TEX G. Brummer J. Beckwith -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 7-2 1 --- O TEX W. Tolleson J. Beckwith -0% 99% Strikeout
t9 7-2 2 --- O TEX O. McDowell J. Beckwith -0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 7, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-7, Rangers' Charlie Hough facing 3-4-5
b9 2-7 0 --- KCR G. Brett C. Hough -1% 98% Walk
b9 2-7 0 1-- KCR H. McRae C. Hough -2% 96% Walk; Brett to 2B
b9 2-7 0 12- KCR F. White C. Hough -5% 91% Single; Brett to 3B; McRae to 2B
b9 2-7 0 123 O KCR S. Balboni C. Hough 4% 96% Strikeout
b9 2-7 1 123 RO KCR D. Leeper C. Hough 3% 99% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B; Brett Scores; White to 2B
b9 3-7 2 12- O KCR J. Wathan C. Hough 1% 100% Lineout: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 7, Royals 3.

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