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TOR
@CLE
1
3
OAK
@DET
5
1
CHW
@KCR
4
1
MIL
@MIN
7
8
CAL
@NYY
5
10
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@SEA
7
5
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@TEX
2
1
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@CHC
1
4
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@LAD
8
2
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@PIT
12
9
 
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@SDP
4
7
MON
@SFG
4
3
ATL
@STL
2
3
Friday, May 23, 1986,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 25,311, Time of Game: 2:54
White Sox
4
18-21
 Won 1 
4th, 2 GB
at Royals
1
18-22
 Lost 1 
5th, 2½ GB
W: Joe Cowley (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       0  3  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    4 12  0
Royals          0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  4  0

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
John Cangelosi CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .248 .382 .299 .681 -0.105 0.81 0.000 -0.105 -1.6 1 0
Jerry Hairston DH 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .255 .316 .392 .708 -0.081 0.63 0.000 -0.081 -1.4
Harold Baines RF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .307 .345 .477 .822 -0.050 0.44 0.004 -0.054 -0.4 2 0
   Reid Nichols PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .217 .244 .462 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Greg Walker 1B 4 1 4 0 1 0 5 .404 .523 .712 1.235 0.081 0.46 0.081 0.000 1.3 8 1
Carlton Fisk C 5 1 2 0 0 2 5 .228 .289 .322 .611 0.041 0.80 0.084 -0.043 0.0 5 0
Bobby Bonilla LF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .276 .351 .362 .713 0.126 0.99 0.181 -0.055 0.9 2 0 2B
Tim Hulett 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .267 .306 .381 .687 -0.063 0.96 0.025 -0.088 -0.8 2 6 2B
Ozzie Guillen SS 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .227 .246 .319 .565 0.022 0.98 0.106 -0.084 0.1 6 3 2B
Wayne Tolleson 3B 2 0 1 1 2 1 4 .277 .373 .394 .767 0.069 0.82 0.082 -0.013 1.1 0 2
Joe Cowley P 1 0
   Joel McKeon P 0 0
   Gene Nelson P 0 1
Team Totals 39 4 12 4 3 6 42 .308 .357 .385 .742 0.040 0.76 0.563 -0.523 -0.7 27 13
2B: B Bonilla (5, off B Saberhagen); O Guillen (4, off B Saberhagen); T Hulett (5, off S Farr).
TB: G Walker 4; B Bonilla 3; C Fisk 2; T Hulett 2; O Guillen 2; H Baines; W Tolleson.
RBI: O Guillen 2 (12); B Bonilla (11); W Tolleson (16).
2-out RBI: W Tolleson.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 3 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Nelson-T Hulett-G Walker.

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 .259 .309 .340 .648 -0.145 1.46 0.000 -0.145 -1.3 7 0
Jorge Orta DH 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .275 .350 .412 .762 0.019 1.00 0.075 -0.056 0.2
Rudy Law LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .276 .345 .402 .747 -0.060 1.08 0.012 -0.072 -0.5 1 0
   Steve Balboni PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .291 .361 .652 -0.035 1.42 0.000 -0.035 -0.3 1 0
George Brett 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .237 .404 .458 .862 -0.064 1.08 0.028 -0.092 -0.6 1 0
Frank White 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .265 .298 .450 .748 -0.125 1.18 0.000 -0.125 -1.1 0 5
Jamie Quirk 1B-LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .241 .303 .414 .717 -0.045 0.82 0.025 -0.070 -0.3 8 0
Jim Sundberg C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .224 .290 .312 .602 0.005 1.01 0.066 -0.060 0.2 6 0
Darryl Motley RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .213 .242 .402 .644 -0.133 1.20 0.000 -0.133 -1.3 2 0 GDP
Angel Salazar SS 3 0 2 1 0 0 3 .260 .302 .310 .612 0.123 1.16 0.139 -0.017 1.3 0 1
Bret Saberhagen P 1 2
   Steve Farr P 0 0
Team Totals 30 1 4 1 5 4 35 .133 .257 .133 .390 -0.460 1.12 0.345 -0.805 -3.7 27 8
TB: A Salazar 2; J Sundberg; J Orta.
GIDP: D Motley (4).
RBI: A Salazar (8).
2-out RBI: A Salazar.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
PB: J Sundberg (5).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Cowley, W (1-1) 7.1 3 1 1 4 3 0 5.59 29 67 0.359 1.12 2.6
Joel McKeon, H (1) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 2 1 0 0.008 1.09 0.1
Gene Nelson, S (1) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.50 4 2 0 0.094 1.16 1.0
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 5 4 0 1.00 35 67 3 0 0.461 1.12 3.7

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen, L (2-5) 7 9 3 3 2 5 0 3.77 32 50 0.002 0.88 0.7
Steve Farr 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 2.05 10 0 0 -0.041 0.37 0.0
Team Totals 9 12 4 4 3 6 0 4.00 42 50 0 0 -0.039 0.76 0.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Evans, 1B - Durwood Merrill, 2B - Ted Hendry, 3B - Derryl Cousins.
Time of Game: 2:54.
Attendance: 25,311.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 John Cangelosi CF 1 Willie Wilson CF
2 Jerry Hairston DH 2 Jorge Orta DH
3 Harold Baines RF 3 Rudy Law LF
4 Greg Walker 1B 4 George Brett 3B
5 Carlton Fisk C 5 Frank White 2B
6 Bobby Bonilla LF 6 Jamie Quirk 1B
7 Tim Hulett 2B 7 Jim Sundberg C
8 Ozzie Guillen SS 8 Darryl Motley RF
9 Wayne Tolleson 3B 9 Angel Salazar SS
Joe Cowley P Bret Saberhagen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 0 12- R CHW B. Bonilla B. Saberhagen 13% 73% Double to RF; Walker Scores; Fisk to 3B
t2 1-0 1 -23 RR CHW O. Guillen B. Saberhagen 11% 79% Double to RF; Fisk Scores; Bonilla Scores
b2 0-3 2 12- R KCR A. Salazar J. Cowley -9% 66% Single to LF; Quirk Scores; Sundberg to 2B
t8 3-1 2 --3 R CHW W. Tolleson S. Farr 6% 92% Single to LF; Hulett Scores
t2 0-0 0 1-- CHW C. Fisk B. Saberhagen 6% 59% Single to LF; Walker to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHW J. Cangelosi B. Saberhagen -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHW J. Hairston B. Saberhagen -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHW H. Baines B. Saberhagen -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Joe Cowley facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Cowley 2% 47% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Orta J. Cowley 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- KCR R. Law J. Cowley -1% 48% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett J. Cowley 2% 50% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- CHW G. Walker B. Saberhagen 4% 54% Single to RF
t2 0-0 0 1-- CHW C. Fisk B. Saberhagen 6% 59% Single to LF; Walker to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- R CHW B. Bonilla B. Saberhagen 13% 73% Double to RF; Walker Scores; Fisk to 3B
t2 1-0 0 -23 O CHW T. Hulett B. Saberhagen -5% 68% Groundout: P-1B
t2 1-0 1 -23 RR CHW O. Guillen B. Saberhagen 11% 79% Double to RF; Fisk Scores; Bonilla Scores
t2 3-0 1 -2- CHW W. Tolleson B. Saberhagen 1% 80% Walk
t2 3-0 1 12- O CHW J. Cangelosi B. Saberhagen -3% 77% Flyball: CF
t2 3-0 2 12- O CHW J. Hairston B. Saberhagen -3% 74% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, White Sox' Joe Cowley facing 5-6-7
b2 0-3 0 --- O KCR F. White J. Cowley 2% 77% Flyball: SS
b2 0-3 1 --- KCR J. Quirk J. Cowley -3% 74% Walk
b2 0-3 1 1-- KCR J. Sundberg J. Cowley -4% 71% Walk; Quirk to 2B
b2 0-3 1 12- O KCR D. Motley J. Cowley 5% 75% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-3 2 12- R KCR A. Salazar J. Cowley -9% 66% Single to LF; Quirk Scores; Sundberg to 2B
b2 1-3 2 12- O KCR W. Wilson J. Cowley 5% 71% Flyball: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 3-4-5
t3 3-1 0 --- O CHW H. Baines B. Saberhagen -2% 69% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 3-1 1 --- CHW G. Walker B. Saberhagen 2% 71% Single to LF
t3 3-1 1 1-- CHW C. Fisk B. Saberhagen 3% 74% Single to LF; Walker to 2B
t3 3-1 1 12- O CHW B. Bonilla B. Saberhagen -3% 70% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 3-1 2 12- O CHW T. Hulett B. Saberhagen -3% 67% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Joe Cowley facing 2-3-4
b3 1-3 0 --- KCR J. Orta J. Cowley -4% 63% Walk
b3 1-3 0 1-- O KCR R. Law J. Cowley 4% 67% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Law to 1B
b3 1-3 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett J. Cowley 3% 70% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Brett to 1B
b3 1-3 2 1-- O KCR F. White J. Cowley 3% 73% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
t4 3-1 0 --- O CHW O. Guillen B. Saberhagen -2% 71% Strikeout
t4 3-1 1 --- O CHW W. Tolleson B. Saberhagen -1% 70% Strikeout Looking
t4 3-1 2 --- O CHW J. Cangelosi B. Saberhagen -1% 69% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Joe Cowley facing 6-7-8
b4 1-3 0 --- O KCR J. Quirk J. Cowley 3% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-3 1 --- O KCR J. Sundberg J. Cowley 2% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-3 2 --- O KCR D. Motley J. Cowley 1% 75% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 2-3-4
t5 3-1 0 --- O CHW J. Hairston B. Saberhagen -2% 73% Flyball: LF
t5 3-1 1 --- O CHW H. Baines B. Saberhagen -1% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 3-1 2 --- CHW G. Walker B. Saberhagen 1% 73% Single to CF
t5 3-1 2 1-- O CHW C. Fisk B. Saberhagen -2% 71% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Joe Cowley facing 9-1-2
b5 1-3 0 --- KCR A. Salazar J. Cowley -5% 66% Single to CF
b5 1-3 0 1-- O KCR W. Wilson J. Cowley 5% 70% Foul Flyball: LF
b5 1-3 1 1-- O KCR J. Orta J. Cowley 4% 75% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Orta to 1B
b5 1-3 2 1-- O KCR R. Law J. Cowley 3% 78% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 6-7-8
t6 3-1 0 --- CHW B. Bonilla B. Saberhagen 3% 80% Single to CF
t6 3-1 0 1-- CHW T. Hulett B. Saberhagen 2% 82% Passed Ball; Bonilla to 2B
t6 3-1 0 -2- O CHW T. Hulett B. Saberhagen -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B; Bonilla to 3B
t6 3-1 1 --3 O CHW O. Guillen B. Saberhagen -5% 77% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t6 3-1 2 --3 CHW W. Tolleson B. Saberhagen 1% 78% Walk
t6 3-1 2 1-3 O CHW J. Cangelosi B. Saberhagen -4% 74% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Joe Cowley facing 4-5-6
b6 1-3 0 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Cowley 4% 77% Strikeout
b6 1-3 1 --- O KCR F. White J. Cowley 2% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 1-3 2 --- O KCR J. Quirk J. Cowley 2% 81% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 2-3-4
t7 3-1 0 --- O CHW J. Hairston B. Saberhagen -2% 80% Flyball: RF
t7 3-1 1 --- O CHW H. Baines B. Saberhagen -1% 79% Strikeout
t7 3-1 2 --- CHW G. Walker B. Saberhagen 1% 79% Single to RF
t7 3-1 2 1-- O CHW C. Fisk B. Saberhagen -2% 78% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Joe Cowley facing 7-8-9
b7 1-3 0 --- O KCR J. Sundberg J. Cowley 4% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 1-3 1 --- O KCR D. Motley J. Cowley 3% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 1-3 2 --- O KCR A. Salazar J. Cowley 2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Steve Farr facing 6-7-8
Steve Farr replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
t8 3-1 0 --- O CHW B. Bonilla S. Farr -1% 85% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 3-1 1 --- CHW T. Hulett S. Farr 3% 87% Double to LF
t8 3-1 1 -2- O CHW O. Guillen S. Farr -2% 86% Flyball: RF; Hulett to 3B
t8 3-1 2 --3 R CHW W. Tolleson S. Farr 6% 92% Single to LF; Hulett Scores
t8 4-1 2 1-- O CHW J. Cangelosi S. Farr -1% 91% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, White Sox' Joe Cowley facing 1-2-3
b8 1-4 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Cowley 3% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 1-4 1 --- KCR J. Orta J. Cowley -3% 91% Single to RF
Joel McKeon replaces Joe Cowley pitching
Steve Balboni pinch hits for Rudy Law (LF) batting 3rd
b8 1-4 1 1-- O KCR S. Balboni J. McKeon 4% 94% Flyball: 2B
b8 1-4 2 1-- KCR G. Brett J. McKeon -3% 91% Walk; Orta to 2B
Gene Nelson replaces Joel McKeon pitching
b8 1-4 2 12- O KCR F. White G. Nelson 5% 97% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Steve Farr facing 2-3-4
Steve Balboni moves from PH to 1B
Jamie Quirk moves from 1B to LF
t9 4-1 0 --- O CHW J. Hairston S. Farr -0% 96% Flyball: CF
t9 4-1 1 --- CHW H. Baines S. Farr 0% 97% Single to CF
Reid Nichols pinch runs for Harold Baines (RF) batting 3rd
t9 4-1 1 1-- CHW G. Walker S. Farr 1% 97% Walk; Nichols to 2B
t9 4-1 1 12- O CHW C. Fisk S. Farr -1% 96% Strikeout
t9 4-1 2 12- O CHW B. Bonilla S. Farr -1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, White Sox' Gene Nelson facing 6-7-8
Reid Nichols moves from PR to RF
b9 1-4 0 --- O KCR J. Quirk G. Nelson 2% 98% Strikeout
b9 1-4 1 --- KCR J. Sundberg G. Nelson -3% 95% Single to SS
b9 1-4 1 1-- OO KCR D. Motley G. Nelson 5% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Royals 1.

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