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Standings
BOS
@CHW
1
6
SEA
@CLE
6
5
CAL
@DET
4
8
KCR
@MIL
3
5
BAL
@MIN
8
5
NYY
@TEX
3
6
OAK
@TOR
9
10
PIT
@LAD
5
1
HOU
@MON
3
19
ATL
@NYM
1
2
CIN
@PHI
3
9
CHC
@SDP
8
5
STL
@SFG
4
7
Sunday, June 17, 1979, 1:35PM
, County Stadium
Attendance: 28,100, Time of Game: 2:21
Royals
3
34-31
 Lost 2 
3rd, 5 GB
at Brewers
5
36-30
 Won 2 
3rd, 6½ GB
W: Lary Sorensen (9-6)
L: Rich Gale (5-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  2    3 10  2
Brewers         2  1  0   0  0  0   1  1  X    5  8  3

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .339 .383 .491 .874 -0.085 0.83 0.000 -0.085 -0.9 0 0
   Al Cowens PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .321 .374 .479 .852 0.038 1.26 0.038 0.000 0.2
Steve Braun LF 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .311 .400 .525 .925 -0.038 1.01 0.076 -0.114 0.1 2 1 HR
Amos Otis CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .305 .389 .444 .833 -0.017 0.60 0.028 -0.045 -0.1 5 0
George Brett 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .327 .383 .529 .912 -0.074 0.67 0.000 -0.074 -0.8 1 3
Darrell Porter C 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .300 .406 .489 .895 0.046 0.75 0.079 -0.033 1.0 3 1 HR
George Scott 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .225 .294 .367 .661 0.090 1.17 0.134 -0.044 0.5 8 0 2B
Jamie Quirk DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .462 .500 .538 1.038 0.120 1.35 0.163 -0.043 0.8
Frank White 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .295 .336 .451 .787 -0.174 1.67 0.010 -0.184 -1.3 4 1 2B
Todd Cruz SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .186 .213 .288 .501 -0.051 0.92 0.000 -0.051 -0.6 1 1
   Pete LaCock PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .268 .330 .369 .699 -0.235 4.53 0.000 -0.235 -1.6 GDP
   U.L. Washington SS 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .267 .308 .358 .666 0.023 0.46 0.023 0.000 0.9 0 1
Rich Gale P 0 1
Team Totals 38 3 10 3 0 3 38 .263 .263 .474 .737 -0.357 1.09 0.551 -0.908 -1.7 24 9
2B: G Scott (10, off L Sorensen); F White (10, off L Sorensen).
HR: S Braun (4, off L Sorensen, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); D Porter (8, off L Sorensen, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: D Porter 5; S Braun 4; G Scott 2; A Otis 2; F White 2; A Cowens; U Washington; J Quirk.
GIDP: P LaCock (8).
RBI: D Porter (50); S Braun (5); U Washington (12).
2-out RBI: U Washington.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
E: U Washington (12); D Porter (8).
Outfield Assists: S Braun (B Oglivie at 2nd base).

Milwaukee Brewers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Paul Molitor 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .310 .363 .450 .814 -0.058 0.54 0.000 -0.058 -1.1 0 5
Sal Bando 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .230 .344 .349 .693 -0.036 0.35 0.000 -0.036 -0.8 0 4
Cecil Cooper 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .297 .375 .492 .867 -0.003 0.43 0.021 -0.025 -0.4 18 0 SB
Gorman Thomas CF 3 2 2 3 1 0 4 .243 .378 .505 .883 0.192 0.46 0.202 -0.010 2.8 1 0 2·HR
Ben Oglivie LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .229 .316 .443 .759 -0.034 0.29 0.000 -0.034 -0.7 2 0
Dick Davis DH 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .267 .288 .393 .680 -0.012 0.62 0.040 -0.052 -0.1 CS
Robin Yount SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .233 .287 .346 .633 0.027 0.56 0.050 -0.023 0.1 1 5 SB
Jim Wohlford RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .210 .258 .290 .548 -0.017 0.59 0.032 -0.049 -0.0 0 0
Buck Martinez C 3 0 1 2 0 0 3 .228 .247 .342 .589 0.082 0.75 0.092 -0.010 0.8 5 1 2B
Lary Sorensen P 0 1
Team Totals 31 5 8 5 1 3 32 .258 .281 .484 .765 0.141 0.50 0.437 -0.297 0.8 27 16
2B: B Martinez (6, off R Gale).
HR: G Thomas 2 (15, 2 off R Gale, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF; 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: G Thomas 8; B Martinez 2; D Davis 2; R Yount; C Cooper; B Oglivie.
RBI: G Thomas 3 (42); B Martinez 2 (8).
2-out RBI: G Thomas 3; B Martinez.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Sorensen-B Martinez-C Cooper.
E: P Molitor 2 (12); L Sorensen (5).
Baserunning
SB: C Cooper (7, 2nd base off R Gale/D Porter); R Yount (4, 2nd base off R Gale/D Porter).
CS: D Davis (2, 2nd base by R Gale/D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rich Gale, L (5-5) 8 8 5 4 1 3 2 5.00 32 50 -0.143 0.50 -0.8
Team Totals 8 8 5 4 1 3 2 4.50 32 50 -0.143 0.50 -0.8

Milwaukee Brewers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Lary Sorensen, W (9-6) 9 10 3 3 0 3 2 2.98 38 58 0.357 1.09 1.7
Team Totals 9 10 3 3 0 3 2 3.00 38 58 0.357 1.09 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: R Gale (3); L Sorensen (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ken Kaiser, 1B - Dallas Parks, 2B - Bill Haller, 3B - Ron Luciano.
Time of Game: 2:21.
Attendance: 28,100.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 67° F.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Milwaukee Brewers
1 Willie Wilson RF 1 Paul Molitor 2B
2 Steve Braun LF 2 Sal Bando 3B
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Cecil Cooper 1B
4 George Brett 3B 4 Gorman Thomas CF
5 Darrell Porter C 5 Ben Oglivie LF
6 George Scott 1B 6 Dick Davis DH
7 Jamie Quirk DH 7 Robin Yount SS
8 Frank White 2B 8 Jim Wohlford RF
9 Todd Cruz SS 9 Buck Martinez C
Rich Gale P Lary Sorensen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 1-3 1 123 OO KCR P. LaCock L. Sorensen 24% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B
b1 0-0 2 -2- RR MIL G. Thomas R. Gale 17% 70% Home Run; Cooper Scores
t7 1-3 0 12- KCR J. Quirk L. Sorensen -12% 54% Single to CF; Porter to 3B; Scott to 2B
t7 1-3 0 123 O KCR F. White L. Sorensen 11% 65% Popfly: 1B
t7 1-3 0 1-- KCR G. Scott L. Sorensen -9% 66% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Porter to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Brewers' Lary Sorensen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson L. Sorensen 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR S. Braun L. Sorensen 2% 54% Popfly: C
t1 0-0 2 --- KCR A. Otis L. Sorensen -1% 53% Single to CF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett L. Sorensen 2% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Brewers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Brewers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O MIL P. Molitor R. Gale -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O MIL S. Bando R. Gale -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- MIL C. Cooper R. Gale 1% 52% Single to LF
b1 0-0 2 1-- MIL G. Thomas R. Gale 1% 53% Cooper Steals 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- RR MIL G. Thomas R. Gale 17% 70% Home Run; Cooper Scores
b1 2-0 2 --- O MIL B. Oglivie R. Gale -1% 70% Lineout: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Brewers 2.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Brewers' Lary Sorensen facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- O KCR D. Porter L. Sorensen 2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-2 1 --- KCR G. Scott L. Sorensen -4% 68% Double to LF
t2 0-2 1 -2- O KCR J. Quirk L. Sorensen 3% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B; Scott to 3B
t2 0-2 2 --3 O KCR F. White L. Sorensen 4% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Brewers 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Brewers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 6-7-8
b2 2-0 0 --- MIL D. Davis R. Gale 2% 77% Single to LF
b2 2-0 0 1-- O MIL R. Yount R. Gale -4% 73% Davis Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b2 2-0 1 --- MIL R. Yount R. Gale 2% 75% Single to LF
b2 2-0 1 1-- MIL J. Wohlford R. Gale 3% 78% Yount Steals 2B; Yount to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b2 2-0 1 --3 O MIL J. Wohlford R. Gale -4% 74% Strikeout
b2 2-0 2 --3 R MIL B. Martinez R. Gale 7% 81% Double to LF; Yount Scores
b2 3-0 2 -2- O MIL P. Molitor R. Gale -2% 79% Lineout: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Brewers 3.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Brewers' Lary Sorensen facing 9-1-2
t3 0-3 0 --- O KCR T. Cruz L. Sorensen 2% 81% Strikeout
t3 0-3 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson L. Sorensen 1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-3 2 --- O KCR S. Braun L. Sorensen 1% 84% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Brewers 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Brewers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 2-3-4
b3 3-0 0 --- O MIL S. Bando R. Gale -1% 83% Groundout: P-1B
b3 3-0 1 --- O MIL C. Cooper R. Gale -1% 82% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 3-0 2 --- MIL G. Thomas R. Gale 1% 82% Walk
b3 3-0 2 1-- MIL B. Oglivie R. Gale 1% 83% Wild Pitch; Thomas to 2B
b3 3-0 2 -2- O MIL B. Oglivie R. Gale -2% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Brewers 3.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Brewers' Lary Sorensen facing 3-4-5
t4 0-3 0 --- O KCR A. Otis L. Sorensen 2% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-3 1 --- O KCR G. Brett L. Sorensen 2% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-3 2 --- O KCR D. Porter L. Sorensen 1% 86% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Brewers 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Brewers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 6-7-8
b4 3-0 0 --- O MIL D. Davis R. Gale -1% 85% Lineout: CF
b4 3-0 1 --- O MIL R. Yount R. Gale -1% 84% Strikeout
b4 3-0 2 --- O MIL J. Wohlford R. Gale -1% 83% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Brewers 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Brewers' Lary Sorensen facing 6-7-8
t5 0-3 0 --- O KCR G. Scott L. Sorensen 2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-3 1 --- KCR J. Quirk L. Sorensen -3% 83% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t5 0-3 1 1-- KCR F. White L. Sorensen -1% 82% Wild Pitch; Quirk to 2B
t5 0-3 1 -2- O KCR F. White L. Sorensen 4% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-3 2 -2- O KCR T. Cruz L. Sorensen 3% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Brewers 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Brewers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 9-1-2
b5 3-0 0 --- O MIL B. Martinez R. Gale -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 3-0 1 --- O MIL P. Molitor R. Gale -1% 87% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 3-0 2 --- O MIL S. Bando R. Gale -1% 86% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Brewers 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Brewers' Lary Sorensen facing 1-2-3
t6 0-3 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson L. Sorensen 2% 88% Popfly: 1B
t6 0-3 1 --- R KCR S. Braun L. Sorensen -8% 81% Home Run
t6 1-3 1 --- O KCR A. Otis L. Sorensen 2% 83% Popfly: 1B
t6 1-3 2 --- O KCR G. Brett L. Sorensen 1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Brewers 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Brewers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Rich Gale facing 3-4-5
b6 3-1 0 --- O MIL C. Cooper R. Gale -1% 83% Lineout: 3B
b6 3-1 1 --- O MIL G. Thomas R. Gale -1% 82% Popfly: 2B
b6 3-1 2 --- O MIL B. Oglivie R. Gale -1% 81% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Brewers 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Brewers' Lary Sorensen facing 5-6-7
t7 1-3 0 --- KCR D. Porter L. Sorensen -6% 75% Single to CF
t7 1-3 0 1-- KCR G. Scott L. Sorensen -9% 66% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Porter to 2B
t7 1-3 0 12- KCR J. Quirk L. Sorensen -12% 54% Single to CF; Porter to 3B; Scott to 2B
t7 1-3 0 123 O KCR F. White L. Sorensen 11% 65% Popfly: 1B
Pete LaCock pinch hits for Todd Cruz (SS) batting 9th
t7 1-3 1 123 OO KCR P. LaCock L. Sorensen 24% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Brewers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Brewers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Rich Gale facing 6-7-8
U.L. Washington replaces Pete LaCock (PH) playing SS batting 9th
b7 3-1 0 --- MIL D. Davis R. Gale 2% 90% Single to CF
b7 3-1 0 1-- O MIL R. Yount R. Gale -2% 89% Flyball: LF
b7 3-1 1 1-- MIL J. Wohlford R. Gale 3% 92% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Davis to 3B
b7 3-1 1 1-3 RO MIL B. Martinez R. Gale 2% 94% Groundout: SS-1B; Davis Scores/unER; Wohlford to 2B
b7 4-1 2 -2- O MIL P. Molitor R. Gale -1% 93% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Brewers 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Brewers' Lary Sorensen facing 1-2-3
t8 1-4 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson L. Sorensen 2% 95% Strikeout
t8 1-4 1 --- O KCR S. Braun L. Sorensen 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 1-4 2 --- KCR A. Otis L. Sorensen -2% 95% Single to P/Bunt; Otis to 2B/Adv on E1 (throw to 1B)
t8 1-4 2 -2- O KCR G. Brett L. Sorensen 2% 97% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Brewers 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Brewers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Rich Gale facing 2-3-4
b8 4-1 0 --- O MIL S. Bando R. Gale -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 4-1 1 --- O MIL C. Cooper R. Gale -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 4-1 2 --- R MIL G. Thomas R. Gale 2% 99% Home Run
b8 5-1 2 --- O MIL B. Oglivie R. Gale -0% 98% Single to LF; Oglivie out at 2B/LF-2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Brewers 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Brewers' Lary Sorensen facing 5-6-7
t9 1-5 0 --- R KCR D. Porter L. Sorensen -2% 96% Home Run
t9 2-5 0 --- O KCR G. Scott L. Sorensen 2% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 2-5 1 --- O KCR J. Quirk L. Sorensen 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 2-5 2 --- KCR F. White L. Sorensen -1% 99% Double to LF
t9 2-5 2 -2- R KCR U. Washington L. Sorensen -2% 96% Single to CF; White Scores
Al Cowens pinch hits for Willie Wilson (RF) batting 1st
t9 3-5 2 1-- KCR A. Cowens L. Sorensen -4% 93% Single to LF; Washington to 2B
t9 3-5 2 12- O KCR S. Braun L. Sorensen 7% 100% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Brewers 5.

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