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@BAL
2
4
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@BOS
6
2
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@CAL
5
7
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@CHW
4
10
MIN
@KCR
1
5
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@TEX
9
10
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@TOR
5
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@HOU
5
3
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@PHI
3
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@SDP
1
11
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@SFG
3
5
MON
@STL
3
5
Friday, September 20, 1985,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 22,845, Time of Game: 2:42
Twins
1
68-80
 Lost 1 
6th, 15½ GB
at Royals
5
83-64
 Won 1 
1st
L: Bert Blyleven (14-16)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  8  2
Royals          4  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  X    5  9  0

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kirby Puckett CF 5 0 2 1 0 1 .285 .702 0.008 0.93 0.106 -0.098 0.5 3 0 3B,2B
Dave Meier LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .263 .705 -0.024 0.93 0.024 -0.049 -0.3 1 0
   Dave Engle PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .741 -0.048 1.72 0.000 -0.048 -0.5 1 0
   Mike Stenhouse PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .669 -0.009 0.34 0.000 -0.009 -0.2
Kent Hrbek 1B 3 0 0 0 2 1 .275 .796 0.016 0.75 0.058 -0.043 -0.0 7 0
Tom Brunansky RF 5 0 0 0 0 2 .244 .781 -0.119 0.88 0.000 -0.119 -1.6 0 0
Mark Funderburk DH 3 0 2 0 1 0 .359 .990 0.002 0.85 0.043 -0.042 0.1
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .244 .707 -0.109 1.02 0.000 -0.109 -1.5 1 1
Tim Laudner C 4 1 2 0 0 0 .245 .709 0.012 0.63 0.049 -0.037 0.2 7 1
Tim Teufel 2B 2 0 0 0 2 1 .260 .726 -0.002 0.74 0.041 -0.043 -0.0 2 3
Greg Gagne SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .609 -0.038 0.81 0.000 -0.038 -0.5 2 1
   Mickey Hatcher PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .277 .665 0.064 1.22 0.064 0.000 0.7
   Alvaro Espinoza SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .586 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Roy Smalley PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .780 -0.016 0.63 0.000 -0.016 -0.3 0 0
Bert Blyleven P 0 0
Team Totals 35 1 8 1 5 6 .229 .639 -0.263 0.85 0.385 -0.651 -3.6 24 6
2B: K Puckett (23, off C Leibrandt).
3B: K Puckett (13, off C Leibrandt).
TB: K Puckett 5; M Funderburk 2; T Laudner 2; M Hatcher; D Meier.
RBI: K Puckett (69).
2-out RBI: K Puckett.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
Fielding
E: T Laudner 2 (8).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .280 .724 -0.024 0.41 0.011 -0.035 -0.5 1 0
Lonnie Smith LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 .266 .719 0.029 0.50 0.049 -0.020 0.0 2 0 2·SB
   Lynn Jones LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .534 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
George Brett 3B 2 1 0 0 2 0 .333 1.010 0.008 0.54 0.022 -0.014 -0.1 0 3
   Greg Pryor 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .541 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jorge Orta DH 3 1 0 0 1 1 .271 .695 0.030 0.74 0.058 -0.028 -0.2
Steve Balboni 1B 4 1 1 4 0 2 .242 .784 0.197 0.77 0.213 -0.016 2.2 10 0 HR
Frank White 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 .245 .687 0.018 0.22 0.024 -0.006 0.3 2 3 SB
Omar Moreno RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .230 .661 0.007 0.37 0.031 -0.024 0.1 2 0
Jamie Quirk C 4 0 1 0 0 0 .282 .659 -0.032 0.31 0.001 -0.033 -0.8 6 0
Buddy Biancalana SS 4 0 1 0 0 3 .184 .531 0.002 0.29 0.023 -0.021 -0.0 3 1
Charlie Leibrandt P 0 1
   Steve Farr P 0 0
Team Totals 33 5 9 4 3 8 .273 .697 0.235 0.46 0.432 -0.197 1.0 27 8
HR: S Balboni (33, off B Blyleven; 1st inn, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: S Balboni 4; L Smith 2; F White 2; J Quirk; W Wilson; B Biancalana; O Moreno.
RBI: S Balboni 4 (83).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Baserunning
SB: L Smith 2 (50, 2nd base off B Blyleven/T Laudner 2); F White (8, 2nd base off B Blyleven/T Laudner).
Pickoffs: B Biancalana (1st base by B Blyleven).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bert Blyleven, L (14-16) 8 9 5 4 3 8 1 3.34 36 51 -0.236 0.46 -1.0
Team Totals 8 9 5 4 3 8 1 4.50 36 51 -0.236 0.46 -1.0

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Charlie Leibrandt, W (16-8) 7.1 8 1 1 5 4 0 2.63 35 57 0.225 0.93 2.5
Steve Farr 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.49 5 1 0 0.039 0.30 1.0
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 5 6 0 1.00 40 57 1 0 0.264 0.85 3.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: B Blyleven (1; B Biancalana, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim McClelland, 1B - Rich Garcia, 2B - Greg Kosc, 3B - Rick Reed.
Time of Game: 2:42.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Kirby Puckett CF 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Dave Meier LF 2 Lonnie Smith LF
3 Kent Hrbek 1B 3 George Brett 3B
4 Tom Brunansky RF 4 Jorge Orta DH
5 Mark Funderburk DH 5 Steve Balboni 1B
6 Gary Gaetti 3B 6 Frank White 2B
7 Tim Laudner C 7 Omar Moreno RF
8 Tim Teufel 2B 8 Jamie Quirk C
9 Greg Gagne SS 9 Buddy Biancalana SS
Bert Blyleven P Charlie Leibrandt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 123 RRRR KCR S. Balboni B. Blyleven 21% 86% Home Run; Smith Scores; Brett Scores; Orta Scores
t6 1-4 1 1-3 O MIN K. Puckett C. Leibrandt 7% 87% Strikeout
t6 1-4 1 1-- MIN M. Hatcher C. Leibrandt -6% 80% Single; Teufel to 3B
t4 0-4 2 -2- R MIN K. Puckett C. Leibrandt -6% 83% Triple; Laudner Scores
t3 0-4 2 123 O MIN G. Gaetti C. Leibrandt 6% 90% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN K. Puckett C. Leibrandt 2% 52% Lineout: SS
t1 0-0 1 --- MIN D. Meier C. Leibrandt -2% 50% Single
t1 0-0 1 1-- MIN K. Hrbek C. Leibrandt -4% 46% Walk; Meier to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- O MIN T. Brunansky C. Leibrandt 4% 51% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 12- O MIN M. Funderburk C. Leibrandt 4% 55% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Blyleven -2% 53% Flyball: 2B
b1 0-0 1 --- KCR L. Smith B. Blyleven 2% 55% Single
b1 0-0 1 1-- KCR G. Brett B. Blyleven 2% 57% Smith Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- KCR G. Brett B. Blyleven 2% 59% Walk
b1 0-0 1 12- KCR J. Orta B. Blyleven 6% 64% Walk; Smith to 3B; Brett to 2B
b1 0-0 1 123 RRRR KCR S. Balboni B. Blyleven 21% 86% Home Run; Smith Scores; Brett Scores; Orta Scores
b1 4-0 1 --- KCR F. White B. Blyleven 1% 87% Single
b1 4-0 1 1-- O KCR O. Moreno B. Blyleven -1% 85% Flyball: LF
b1 4-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Quirk B. Blyleven -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 6-7-8
t2 0-4 0 --- O MIN G. Gaetti C. Leibrandt 2% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-4 1 --- MIN T. Laudner C. Leibrandt -2% 84% Single
t2 0-4 1 1-- O MIN T. Teufel C. Leibrandt 2% 86% Groundout: P-1B; Laudner to 2B
t2 0-4 2 -2- O MIN G. Gagne C. Leibrandt 2% 88% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 9-1-2
b2 4-0 0 --- O KCR B. Biancalana B. Blyleven -1% 87% Strikeout
b2 4-0 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Blyleven -1% 87% Flyball: SS
b2 4-0 2 --- KCR L. Smith B. Blyleven 0% 87% Single
b2 4-0 2 1-- KCR G. Brett B. Blyleven 0% 87% Smith Steals 2B
b2 4-0 2 -2- KCR G. Brett B. Blyleven 0% 88% Walk
b2 4-0 2 12- O KCR J. Orta B. Blyleven -2% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
t3 0-4 0 --- MIN K. Puckett C. Leibrandt -4% 82% Double
t3 0-4 0 -2- O MIN D. Meier C. Leibrandt 2% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B; Puckett to 3B
t3 0-4 1 --3 MIN K. Hrbek C. Leibrandt -2% 81% Walk
t3 0-4 1 1-3 O MIN T. Brunansky C. Leibrandt 5% 86% Flyball: SS
t3 0-4 2 1-3 MIN M. Funderburk C. Leibrandt -2% 84% Walk; Hrbek to 2B
t3 0-4 2 123 O MIN G. Gaetti C. Leibrandt 6% 90% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 5-6-7
b3 4-0 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni B. Blyleven -1% 89% Strikeout
b3 4-0 1 --- KCR F. White B. Blyleven 1% 90% Single
b3 4-0 1 1-- KCR O. Moreno B. Blyleven 1% 90% White Steals 2B
b3 4-0 1 -2- O KCR O. Moreno B. Blyleven -1% 89% Flyball: SS
b3 4-0 2 -2- O KCR J. Quirk B. Blyleven -1% 88% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 7-8-9
t4 0-4 0 --- MIN T. Laudner C. Leibrandt -3% 85% Single
t4 0-4 0 1-- O MIN T. Teufel C. Leibrandt 3% 88% Strikeout
t4 0-4 1 1-- O MIN G. Gagne C. Leibrandt 2% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B; Laudner to 2B
t4 0-4 2 -2- R MIN K. Puckett C. Leibrandt -6% 83% Triple; Laudner Scores
t4 1-4 2 --3 O MIN D. Meier C. Leibrandt 3% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 9-1-2
b4 4-1 0 --- O KCR B. Biancalana B. Blyleven -1% 85% Strikeout
b4 4-1 1 --- KCR W. Wilson B. Blyleven 1% 86% Single
b4 4-1 1 1-- O KCR L. Smith B. Blyleven -1% 85% Flyball: CF
b4 4-1 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett B. Blyleven -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 3-4-5
t5 1-4 0 --- O MIN K. Hrbek C. Leibrandt 2% 86% Bunt Popfly: 1B
t5 1-4 1 --- O MIN T. Brunansky C. Leibrandt 2% 88% Flyball: LF
t5 1-4 2 --- MIN M. Funderburk C. Leibrandt -1% 86% Single
t5 1-4 2 1-- O MIN G. Gaetti C. Leibrandt 2% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 4-5-6
b5 4-1 0 --- O KCR J. Orta B. Blyleven -1% 88% Strikeout
b5 4-1 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni B. Blyleven -1% 87% Strikeout
b5 4-1 2 --- O KCR F. White B. Blyleven -0% 87% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 7-8-9
t6 1-4 0 --- O MIN T. Laudner C. Leibrandt 2% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-4 1 --- MIN T. Teufel C. Leibrandt -3% 86% Walk
Mickey Hatcher pinch hits for Greg Gagne (SS) batting 9th
t6 1-4 1 1-- MIN M. Hatcher C. Leibrandt -6% 80% Single; Teufel to 3B
t6 1-4 1 1-3 O MIN K. Puckett C. Leibrandt 7% 87% Strikeout
Dave Engle pinch hits for Dave Meier (LF) batting 2nd
t6 1-4 2 1-3 O MIN D. Engle C. Leibrandt 5% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 7-8-9
Alvaro Espinoza replaces Mickey Hatcher (PH) playing SS batting 9th
Dave Engle moves from PH to LF
b6 4-1 0 --- KCR O. Moreno B. Blyleven 1% 92% Single
b6 4-1 0 1-- O KCR J. Quirk B. Blyleven -1% 91% Flyball: CF
b6 4-1 1 1-- KCR B. Biancalana B. Blyleven 2% 94% Single to C/Bunt; Moreno to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
b6 4-1 1 1-3 R KCR W. Wilson B. Blyleven 2% 96% Biancalana Picked off 1B, safe on E2; Moreno Scores/unER; Biancalana to 2B
b6 5-1 1 -2- O KCR W. Wilson B. Blyleven -1% 95% Strikeout
b6 5-1 2 -2- O KCR L. Smith B. Blyleven -1% 94% Strikeout (C-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 5.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 3-4-5
Lynn Jones replaces Lonnie Smith playing LF batting 2nd
t7 1-5 0 --- O MIN K. Hrbek C. Leibrandt 2% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 1-5 1 --- O MIN T. Brunansky C. Leibrandt 1% 97% Flyball: LF
t7 1-5 2 --- MIN M. Funderburk C. Leibrandt -1% 96% Single
t7 1-5 2 1-- O MIN G. Gaetti C. Leibrandt 1% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 3-4-5
b7 5-1 0 --- O KCR G. Brett B. Blyleven -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 5-1 1 --- O KCR J. Orta B. Blyleven -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 5-1 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni B. Blyleven -0% 96% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 7-8-9
t8 1-5 0 --- O MIN T. Laudner C. Leibrandt 1% 98% Flyball: RF
t8 1-5 1 --- MIN T. Teufel C. Leibrandt -1% 96% Walk
Steve Farr replaces Charlie Leibrandt pitching
Roy Smalley pinch hits for Alvaro Espinoza (SS) batting 9th
t8 1-5 1 1-- O MIN R. Smalley S. Farr 2% 98% Flyball: CF
t8 1-5 2 1-- O MIN K. Puckett S. Farr 1% 99% Foul Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Twins' Bert Blyleven facing 6-7-8
Roy Smalley moves from PH to SS
b8 5-1 0 --- O KCR F. White B. Blyleven -0% 99% Lineout: 3B
b8 5-1 1 --- O KCR O. Moreno B. Blyleven -0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 5-1 2 --- KCR J. Quirk B. Blyleven 0% 99% Single
b8 5-1 2 1-- O KCR B. Biancalana B. Blyleven -0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Steve Farr facing 2-3-4
Greg Pryor replaces George Brett playing 3B batting 3rd
Mike Stenhouse pinch hits for Dave Engle (LF) batting 2nd
t9 1-5 0 --- O MIN M. Stenhouse S. Farr 1% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 1-5 1 --- O MIN K. Hrbek S. Farr 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 1-5 2 --- O MIN T. Brunansky S. Farr 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 5.

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