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@BAL
10
3
SEA
@CLE
3
9
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@DET
1
6
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@KCR
4
2
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@MIN
12
6
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@NYY
1
6
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@TEX
2
4
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@CHC
3
4
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@HOU
0
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@LAD
3
10
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@SFG
7
6
NYM
@STL
1
0
 
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Tuesday, October 1, 1985,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 26,273, Time of Game: 2:36
Angels
4
88-69
 Won 1 
1st
at Royals
2
87-70
 Lost 1 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Mike Witt (14-9)
S: Donnie Moore (30)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Angels          0  1  0   0  3  0   0  0  0    4  8  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  0    2  6  2

California Angels

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian Downing LF 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .270 .379 .438 .817 0.139 0.82 0.169 -0.030 1.8 2 0 2B
   Devon White LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .400 .000 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rod Carew 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 5 .281 .372 .349 .721 0.019 0.71 0.058 -0.039 0.9 9 0 SH
Juan Beniquez RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 .309 .370 .426 .796 -0.055 0.56 0.013 -0.067 -1.1 2 0 SH
   Darrell Miller RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .341 .372 .488 .860 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Doug DeCinces 3B 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .245 .317 .441 .758 -0.019 0.81 0.054 -0.073 -0.1 1 2
Reggie Jackson DH 2 0 0 0 2 2 4 .248 .355 .477 .832 -0.043 0.70 0.004 -0.047 -0.1 2·IW
Bobby Grich 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .244 .359 .373 .732 0.025 0.69 0.107 -0.082 -1.5 1 4 HR,GDP
Bob Boone C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .249 .308 .321 .629 -0.036 0.35 0.000 -0.036 -0.7 7 0
Dick Schofield SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .219 .288 .335 .623 0.041 0.41 0.048 -0.007 0.2 2 1
Gary Pettis CF 3 1 0 0 0 2 4 .262 .353 .329 .682 0.028 0.62 0.055 -0.027 0.2 3 0 SH
Mike Witt P 0 2
   Donnie Moore P 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 8 4 4 7 39 .250 .333 .375 .708 0.099 0.64 0.508 -0.408 -0.6 27 9
2B: B Downing (23, off C Leibrandt).
HR: B Grich (13, off C Leibrandt, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out).
SH: R Carew (8, off C Leibrandt); G Pettis (9, off C Leibrandt); J Beniquez (9, off S Farr).
IBB: R Jackson 2 (12, 2 by S Farr).
TB: B Grich 4; B Downing 3; D Schofield 2; D DeCinces; R Carew; J Beniquez.
GIDP: B Grich (17).
RBI: R Carew (39); B Grich (52); D DeCinces (77); B Downing (85).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 9.

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lonnie Smith LF 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .262 .338 .367 .705 -0.091 0.89 0.000 -0.091 -1.0 1 0
Willie Wilson CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .277 .315 .408 .723 0.043 0.58 0.070 -0.027 1.1 2 0 3B
George Brett 3B 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .330 .432 .563 .996 0.087 0.81 0.104 -0.017 1.0 0 4
Jorge Orta DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .266 .315 .379 .695 -0.137 1.46 0.000 -0.137 -1.1
Frank White 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .249 .285 .414 .699 -0.111 1.34 0.020 -0.131 -0.6 1 0
Steve Balboni 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .238 .304 .472 .776 -0.030 0.83 0.034 -0.064 -0.2 12 0
Omar Moreno RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .220 .248 .379 .627 -0.078 0.87 0.000 -0.078 -0.8 2 0
Jim Sundberg C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .240 .302 .379 .680 -0.064 0.80 0.000 -0.064 -0.8 9 2
Buddy Biancalana SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .194 .278 .271 .549 -0.013 0.49 0.000 -0.013 -0.1 0 2
   Dane Iorg PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .216 .263 .328 .591 -0.023 0.79 0.000 -0.023 -0.3
   Onix Concepcion SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .255 .245 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Pat Sheridan PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .218 .300 .316 .616 0.017 0.35 0.017 0.000 0.3
   Greg Pryor SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .272 .264 .536 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Charlie Leibrandt P 0 0
   Steve Farr P 0 2
   Joe Beckwith P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 6 2 1 7 34 .182 .206 .242 .448 -0.400 0.92 0.245 -0.645 -2.5 27 11
3B: W Wilson (21, off M Witt).
TB: W Wilson 4; P Sheridan; F White; S Balboni; G Brett.
RBI: W Wilson (42); G Brett (104).
2-out RBI: W Wilson; G Brett.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Brett-J Sundberg-S Balboni.
E: G Brett (15); F White (17).

California Angels

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Witt, W (14-9) 7.2 6 2 2 1 5 0 3.48 30 63 0.265 0.87 1.8
Donnie Moore, S (30) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.96 4 1 0 0.135 1.28 0.7
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 1 7 0 2.00 34 63 1 0 0.400 0.92 2.6

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Charlie Leibrandt, L (17-9) 4.1 8 4 3 0 5 1 2.69 22 38 -0.201 0.89 -2.9
Steve Farr 2.2 0 0 0 4 2 0 3.19 11 2 0 0.076 0.39 2.4
Joe Beckwith 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.18 3 0 0 0.008 0.10 0.5
Dan Quisenberry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.49 3 0 0 0.018 0.23 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 4 3 4 7 1 3.00 39 38 2 0 -0.099 0.64 0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: S Farr 2 (4; R Jackson, R Jackson).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rick Reed, 1B - Tim McClelland, 2B - Rich Garcia, 3B - Greg Kosc.
Time of Game: 2:36.
Attendance: 26,273.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

California Angels         Kansas City Royals
1 Brian Downing LF 1 Lonnie Smith LF
2 Rod Carew 1B 2 Willie Wilson CF
3 Juan Beniquez RF 3 George Brett 3B
4 Doug DeCinces 3B 4 Jorge Orta DH
5 Reggie Jackson DH 5 Frank White 2B
6 Bobby Grich 2B 6 Steve Balboni 1B
7 Bob Boone C 7 Omar Moreno RF
8 Dick Schofield SS 8 Jim Sundberg C
9 Gary Pettis CF 9 Buddy Biancalana SS
Mike Witt P Charlie Leibrandt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 1-0 0 12- R CAL B. Downing C. Leibrandt 13% 86% Double; Schofield Scores; Pettis to 3B
t2 0-0 1 --- R CAL B. Grich C. Leibrandt 11% 58% Home Run
b4 0-1 2 1-3 O KCR F. White M. Witt 7% 64% Strikeout
b8 1-4 2 --3 R KCR G. Brett M. Witt -6% 88% Single; Wilson Scores
t5 1-0 0 1-- CAL G. Pettis C. Leibrandt 6% 73% Reached on E4/Sacrifice Bunt; Schofield to 2B; Pettis to 1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CAL B. Downing C. Leibrandt 4% 54% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CAL R. Carew C. Leibrandt -2% 52% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Downing to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O CAL J. Beniquez C. Leibrandt -3% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 -2- O CAL D. DeCinces C. Leibrandt -3% 45% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Angels' Mike Witt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR L. Smith M. Witt 2% 47% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson M. Witt 2% 49% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Witt 1% 50% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O CAL R. Jackson C. Leibrandt -2% 48% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- R CAL B. Grich C. Leibrandt 11% 58% Home Run
t2 1-0 1 --- O CAL B. Boone C. Leibrandt -1% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-0 2 --- CAL D. Schofield C. Leibrandt 1% 58% Single
t2 1-0 2 1-- O CAL G. Pettis C. Leibrandt -2% 56% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Angels' Mike Witt facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O KCR J. Orta M. Witt 3% 58% Flyball: CF
b2 0-1 1 --- O KCR F. White M. Witt 2% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-1 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni M. Witt 1% 61% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- O CAL B. Downing C. Leibrandt -2% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- O CAL R. Carew C. Leibrandt -2% 58% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-0 2 --- CAL J. Beniquez C. Leibrandt 1% 59% Single
t3 1-0 2 1-- O CAL D. DeCinces C. Leibrandt -2% 56% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Angels' Mike Witt facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- O KCR O. Moreno M. Witt 3% 59% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- O KCR J. Sundberg M. Witt 2% 61% Strikeout
b3 0-1 2 --- O KCR B. Biancalana M. Witt 1% 62% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Angels Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- O CAL R. Jackson C. Leibrandt -2% 60% Strikeout
t4 1-0 1 --- O CAL B. Grich C. Leibrandt -2% 59% Flyball: RF
t4 1-0 2 --- O CAL B. Boone C. Leibrandt -1% 57% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Angels' Mike Witt facing 1-2-3
b4 0-1 0 --- O KCR L. Smith M. Witt 3% 60% Flyball: RF
b4 0-1 1 --- KCR W. Wilson M. Witt -3% 57% Single
b4 0-1 1 1-- KCR G. Brett M. Witt -5% 52% Walk; Wilson to 2B
b4 0-1 1 12- O KCR J. Orta M. Witt 5% 57% Flyball: CF; Wilson to 3B
b4 0-1 2 1-3 O KCR F. White M. Witt 7% 64% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Angels Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 8-9-1
t5 1-0 0 --- CAL D. Schofield C. Leibrandt 4% 68% Single
t5 1-0 0 1-- CAL G. Pettis C. Leibrandt 6% 73% Reached on E4/Sacrifice Bunt; Schofield to 2B; Pettis to 1B
t5 1-0 0 12- R CAL B. Downing C. Leibrandt 13% 86% Double; Schofield Scores; Pettis to 3B
t5 2-0 0 -23 R CAL R. Carew C. Leibrandt 5% 90% Single; Pettis Scores/unER; Downing to 3B
t5 3-0 0 1-3 O CAL J. Beniquez C. Leibrandt -3% 88% Flyball: RF
t5 3-0 1 1-3 R CAL D. DeCinces C. Leibrandt 5% 93% Single; Downing Scores; Carew to 3B/Adv on E5 (throw); DeCinces to 2B
Steve Farr replaces Charlie Leibrandt pitching
t5 4-0 1 -23 CAL R. Jackson S. Farr 0% 93% Intentional Walk
t5 4-0 1 123 OO CAL B. Grich S. Farr -5% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-C-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Angels' Mike Witt facing 6-7-8
b5 0-4 0 --- KCR S. Balboni M. Witt -3% 85% Single
b5 0-4 0 1-- O KCR O. Moreno M. Witt 2% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Balboni to 2B
b5 0-4 1 -2- O KCR J. Sundberg M. Witt 3% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
Dane Iorg pinch hits for Buddy Biancalana (SS) batting 9th
b5 0-4 2 -2- O KCR D. Iorg M. Witt 2% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Angels Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Steve Farr facing 7-8-9
Onix Concepcion replaces Dane Iorg (PH) playing SS batting 9th
t6 4-0 0 --- O CAL B. Boone S. Farr -1% 91% Groundout: P-1B
t6 4-0 1 --- O CAL D. Schofield S. Farr -0% 91% Foul Flyball: C
t6 4-0 2 --- O CAL G. Pettis S. Farr -0% 90% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Angels' Mike Witt facing 1-2-3
b6 0-4 0 --- O KCR L. Smith M. Witt 2% 92% Flyball: 3B
b6 0-4 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson M. Witt 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-4 2 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Witt 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Angels Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Steve Farr facing 1-2-3
t7 4-0 0 --- CAL B. Downing S. Farr 1% 95% Walk
t7 4-0 0 1-- CAL R. Carew S. Farr 1% 96% Walk; Downing to 2B
t7 4-0 0 12- O CAL J. Beniquez S. Farr 0% 96% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Downing to 3B; Carew to 2B
t7 4-0 1 -23 O CAL D. DeCinces S. Farr -2% 94% Strikeout
t7 4-0 2 -23 CAL R. Jackson S. Farr 0% 95% Intentional Walk
t7 4-0 2 123 O CAL B. Grich S. Farr -2% 93% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Angels' Mike Witt facing 4-5-6
b7 0-4 0 --- O KCR J. Orta M. Witt 2% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 0-4 1 --- KCR F. White M. Witt -2% 93% Single
b7 0-4 1 1-- O KCR S. Balboni M. Witt 2% 95% Flyball: RF
b7 0-4 2 1-- O KCR O. Moreno M. Witt 1% 96% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, Angels Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Joe Beckwith facing 7-8-9
Joe Beckwith replaces Steve Farr pitching
t8 4-0 0 --- O CAL B. Boone J. Beckwith -0% 96% Flyball: CF
t8 4-0 1 --- O CAL D. Schofield J. Beckwith -0% 96% Groundout: C-1B
t8 4-0 2 --- O CAL G. Pettis J. Beckwith -0% 96% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Angels' Mike Witt facing 8-9-1
b8 0-4 0 --- O KCR J. Sundberg M. Witt 2% 97% Strikeout
Pat Sheridan pinch hits for Onix Concepcion (SS) batting 9th
b8 0-4 1 --- KCR P. Sheridan M. Witt -2% 96% Single
b8 0-4 1 1-- O KCR L. Smith M. Witt 2% 97% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Smith to 1B
b8 0-4 2 1-- R KCR W. Wilson M. Witt -4% 94% Triple; Smith Scores
b8 1-4 2 --3 R KCR G. Brett M. Witt -6% 88% Single; Wilson Scores
Donnie Moore replaces Mike Witt pitching
b8 2-4 2 1-- O KCR J. Orta D. Moore 4% 93% Lineout: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Angels Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 1-2-3
Dan Quisenberry replaces Joe Beckwith pitching
Greg Pryor replaces Pat Sheridan (PH) playing SS batting 9th
t9 4-2 0 --- O CAL B. Downing D. Quisenberry -1% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 4-2 1 --- O CAL R. Carew D. Quisenberry -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 4-2 2 --- O CAL J. Beniquez D. Quisenberry -0% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Angels' Donnie Moore facing 5-6-7
Devon White replaces Brian Downing playing LF batting 1st
Darrell Miller replaces Juan Beniquez playing RF batting 3rd
b9 2-4 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Moore 5% 95% Strikeout
b9 2-4 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni D. Moore 3% 99% Lineout: SS
b9 2-4 2 --- O KCR O. Moreno D. Moore 1% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 4, Royals 2.

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