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@BOS
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12
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@CAL
6
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@MIL
2
5
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@NYY
5
6
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@PIT
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7
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@STL
9
0
Tuesday, August 14, 1979, 7:35PM
, County Stadium
Attendance: 21,657, Time of Game: 2:25
Royals
2
61-57
 Lost 2 
3rd, 5 GB
at Brewers
5
69-50
 Won 3 
3rd, 9½ GB
W: Mike Caldwell (12-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  1   0  0  0   0  1  0    2 10  1
Brewers         0  2  0   0  0  3   0  0  X    5  8  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .253 .293 .320 .613 -0.091 1.04 0.030 -0.122 -0.5 1 0 GDP
Frank White 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .251 .292 .386 .678 -0.106 1.20 0.024 -0.131 -0.7 1 0 SF
George Brett 3B 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .329 .380 .545 .926 0.128 0.81 0.154 -0.026 1.4 0 3 HR,CS
Amos Otis CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .289 .368 .440 .809 -0.059 0.98 0.027 -0.086 -0.5 4 0 CS
Al Cowens RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .299 .354 .427 .781 -0.038 1.06 0.046 -0.084 -0.6 4 0
Darrell Porter DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .292 .417 .482 .899 -0.088 0.89 0.000 -0.088 -1.0
George Scott 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .243 .312 .370 .682 -0.049 0.62 0.026 -0.075 -0.5 5 1 GDP
John Wathan C 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .219 .239 .308 .547 -0.038 1.01 0.024 -0.062 -0.2 5 1
Willie Wilson LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .296 .333 .398 .732 -0.008 0.92 0.036 -0.043 -0.2 3 0
Dennis Leonard P 1 2
   Steve Busby P 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 10 2 1 3 34 .312 .324 .406 .730 -0.349 0.95 0.367 -0.717 -2.7 24 7
HR: G Brett (14, off M Caldwell, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: F White (5, off M Caldwell).
TB: G Brett 6; J Wathan; G Scott; A Cowens; A Otis; F Patek; W Wilson; F White.
GIDP: G Scott (24); F Patek (6).
RBI: F White (34); G Brett (74).
2-out RBI: G Brett.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
E: A Otis (2).
Baserunning
CS: G Brett (8, 2nd base by M Caldwell/C Moore); A Otis (4, 2nd base by M Caldwell POCS).

Milwaukee Brewers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Gantner 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .293 .344 .367 .711 -0.034 0.56 0.012 -0.046 -0.6 6 3
Don Money DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .244 .320 .356 .676 -0.057 0.53 0.000 -0.057 -0.7
Cecil Cooper 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .309 .377 .513 .889 0.032 0.43 0.044 -0.012 0.3 9 1
Sixto Lezcano RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .324 .415 .555 .970 0.062 0.76 0.109 -0.047 0.5 0 0
Ben Oglivie LF 2 2 1 2 2 0 4 .255 .323 .505 .828 0.152 0.75 0.154 -0.002 2.1 3 0 HR,SB
Gorman Thomas CF 3 1 2 2 1 0 4 .230 .340 .502 .843 0.129 0.65 0.146 -0.017 1.9 5 0 HR,2B
Sal Bando 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .247 .339 .366 .704 -0.048 0.52 0.002 -0.051 -0.6 0 3
Robin Yount SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .257 .299 .375 .674 -0.053 0.53 0.017 -0.070 -1.5 0 5 CS
Charlie Moore C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .333 .388 .459 .847 -0.033 0.42 0.000 -0.033 -0.7 3 1
Mike Caldwell P 1 2
   Bill Castro P 0 0
Team Totals 31 5 8 4 4 4 35 .258 .343 .484 .827 0.150 0.58 0.484 -0.335 0.8 27 15
2B: G Thomas (20, off D Leonard).
HR: G Thomas (30, off D Leonard, 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF); B Oglivie (23, off D Leonard, 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: G Thomas 6; B Oglivie 4; C Cooper 2; R Yount; S Lezcano; S Bando.
RBI: G Thomas 2 (85); B Oglivie 2 (65).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Yount-J Gantner-C Cooper 2.
Baserunning
SB: B Oglivie (7, 2nd base off D Leonard/J Wathan).
CS: R Yount (7, 2nd base by D Leonard/J Wathan).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, L (8-9) 7 7 5 5 3 3 2 4.70 30 43 -0.158 0.65 -1.3
Steve Busby 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.35 5 0 0 0.007 0.11 0.5
Team Totals 8 8 5 5 4 4 2 5.62 35 43 0 0 -0.151 0.58 -0.8

Milwaukee Brewers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Caldwell, W (12-5) 7.2 10 2 2 1 1 1 3.41 30 51 0.273 0.98 1.7
Bill Castro, S (4) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.63 4 2 0 0.076 0.73 1.0
Team Totals 9 10 2 2 1 3 1 2.00 34 51 2 0 0.349 0.95 2.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: M Caldwell (1; A Otis, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Clark, 1B - Greg Kosc, 2B - Dallas Parks, 3B - Dave Phillips.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 21,657.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 64° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Milwaukee Brewers
1 Freddie Patek SS 1 Jim Gantner 2B
2 Frank White 2B 2 Don Money DH
3 George Brett 3B 3 Cecil Cooper 1B
4 Amos Otis CF 4 Sixto Lezcano RF
5 Al Cowens RF 5 Ben Oglivie LF
6 Darrell Porter DH 6 Gorman Thomas CF
7 George Scott 1B 7 Sal Bando 3B
8 John Wathan C 8 Robin Yount SS
9 Willie Wilson LF 9 Charlie Moore C
Dennis Leonard P Mike Caldwell P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 0 -2- RR MIL G. Thomas D. Leonard 13% 75% Home Run; Oglivie Scores
b6 2-1 0 1-- R MIL S. Lezcano D. Leonard 11% 88% Single to CF; Cooper Scores/Adv on E8/No RBI; Lezcano to 2B
t3 0-2 2 --- R KCR G. Brett M. Caldwell -10% 66% Home Run
t5 1-2 1 1-- OO KCR F. Patek M. Caldwell 7% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b6 3-1 0 -2- RR MIL B. Oglivie D. Leonard 7% 95% Home Run; Lezcano Scores

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' Mike Caldwell facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek M. Caldwell 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- KCR F. White M. Caldwell -2% 50% Single to LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- KCR G. Brett M. Caldwell -4% 46% Single to RF; White to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- O KCR A. Otis M. Caldwell 5% 51% Brett Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B); White to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 KCR A. Otis M. Caldwell -1% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O KCR A. Cowens M. Caldwell 5% 55% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Brewers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Brewers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O MIL J. Gantner D. Leonard -2% 53% Groundout: 1B-P
b1 0-0 1 --- O MIL D. Money D. Leonard -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- MIL C. Cooper D. Leonard 1% 52% Single to 1B (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 2 1-- O MIL S. Lezcano D. Leonard -2% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Brewers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Brewers' Mike Caldwell facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Caldwell 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- KCR G. Scott M. Caldwell -3% 50% Single to LF
t2 0-0 1 1-- O KCR J. Wathan M. Caldwell 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t2 0-0 2 1-- O KCR W. Wilson M. Caldwell 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Brewers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Brewers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- MIL B. Oglivie D. Leonard 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- MIL G. Thomas D. Leonard 3% 61% Oglivie Steals 2B
b2 0-0 0 -2- RR MIL G. Thomas D. Leonard 13% 75% Home Run; Oglivie Scores
b2 2-0 0 --- O MIL S. Bando D. Leonard -2% 73% Strikeout
b2 2-0 1 --- MIL R. Yount D. Leonard 2% 75% Single to RF
b2 2-0 1 1-- O MIL C. Moore D. Leonard -3% 72% Yount Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b2 2-0 2 --- O MIL C. Moore D. Leonard -1% 71% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Brewers 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Brewers' Mike Caldwell facing 1-2-3
t3 0-2 0 --- O KCR F. Patek M. Caldwell 3% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-2 1 --- O KCR F. White M. Caldwell 2% 75% Flyball: LF
t3 0-2 2 --- R KCR G. Brett M. Caldwell -10% 66% Home Run
t3 1-2 2 --- KCR A. Otis M. Caldwell -1% 64% Single to LF
t3 1-2 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens M. Caldwell 3% 67% Otis Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Brewers 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Brewers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
b3 2-1 0 --- O MIL J. Gantner D. Leonard -2% 65% Groundout: P-1B
b3 2-1 1 --- O MIL D. Money D. Leonard -2% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 2-1 2 --- O MIL C. Cooper D. Leonard -1% 62% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Brewers 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Brewers' Mike Caldwell facing 5-6-7
t4 1-2 0 --- KCR A. Cowens M. Caldwell -5% 58% Single to LF
t4 1-2 0 1-- O KCR D. Porter M. Caldwell 4% 62% Flyball: LF
t4 1-2 1 1-- OO KCR G. Scott M. Caldwell 7% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Brewers 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Brewers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
b4 2-1 0 --- O MIL S. Lezcano D. Leonard -2% 66% Lineout: RF
b4 2-1 1 --- MIL B. Oglivie D. Leonard 2% 69% Walk
b4 2-1 1 1-- O MIL G. Thomas D. Leonard -2% 67% Lineout: CF; Oglivie to 2B
b4 2-1 2 -2- O MIL S. Bando D. Leonard -3% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Brewers 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Brewers' Mike Caldwell facing 8-9-1
t5 1-2 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan M. Caldwell 3% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-2 1 --- KCR W. Wilson M. Caldwell -4% 63% Single to CF
t5 1-2 1 1-- OO KCR F. Patek M. Caldwell 7% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Brewers 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Brewers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
b5 2-1 0 --- O MIL R. Yount D. Leonard -2% 69% Flyball: LF
b5 2-1 1 --- O MIL C. Moore D. Leonard -2% 67% Flyball: LF
b5 2-1 2 --- MIL J. Gantner D. Leonard 1% 68% Walk
b5 2-1 2 1-- O MIL D. Money D. Leonard -2% 66% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Brewers 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Brewers' Mike Caldwell facing 2-3-4
t6 1-2 0 --- O KCR F. White M. Caldwell 4% 69% Flyball: CF
t6 1-2 1 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Caldwell 3% 72% Flyball: CF
t6 1-2 2 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Caldwell 2% 74% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Brewers 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Brewers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
b6 2-1 0 --- MIL C. Cooper D. Leonard 3% 77% Single to RF
b6 2-1 0 1-- R MIL S. Lezcano D. Leonard 11% 88% Single to CF; Cooper Scores/Adv on E8/No RBI; Lezcano to 2B
b6 3-1 0 -2- RR MIL B. Oglivie D. Leonard 7% 95% Home Run; Lezcano Scores
b6 5-1 0 --- MIL G. Thomas D. Leonard 1% 96% Double to RF
b6 5-1 0 -2- O MIL S. Bando D. Leonard -0% 96% Flyball: RF; Thomas to 3B
b6 5-1 1 --3 O MIL R. Yount D. Leonard -1% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 5-1 2 --3 O MIL C. Moore D. Leonard -1% 94% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Brewers 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Brewers' Mike Caldwell facing 5-6-7
t7 1-5 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Caldwell 2% 96% Lineout: LF
t7 1-5 1 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Caldwell 1% 96% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 1-5 2 --- O KCR G. Scott M. Caldwell 0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Brewers 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Brewers Batting, Ahead 5-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
b7 5-1 0 --- O MIL J. Gantner D. Leonard -0% 97% Groundout: P-1B
b7 5-1 1 --- O MIL D. Money D. Leonard -0% 96% Flyball: CF
b7 5-1 2 --- O MIL C. Cooper D. Leonard -0% 96% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Brewers 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Brewers' Mike Caldwell facing 8-9-1
t8 1-5 0 --- KCR J. Wathan M. Caldwell -2% 94% Single to LF
t8 1-5 0 1-- O KCR W. Wilson M. Caldwell 2% 96% Groundout: P-1B; Wathan to 2B
t8 1-5 1 -2- KCR F. Patek M. Caldwell -3% 93% Single to CF; Wathan to 3B
t8 1-5 1 1-3 RO KCR F. White M. Caldwell 3% 95% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Wathan Scores
t8 2-5 2 1-- KCR G. Brett M. Caldwell -2% 93% Single to CF; Patek to 2B
Bill Castro replaces Mike Caldwell pitching
t8 2-5 2 12- O KCR A. Otis B. Castro 4% 97% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Brewers 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Brewers Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Steve Busby facing 4-5-6
Steve Busby replaces Dennis Leonard pitching
b8 5-2 0 --- O MIL S. Lezcano S. Busby -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
b8 5-2 1 --- O MIL B. Oglivie S. Busby -0% 97% Foul Flyball: RF
b8 5-2 2 --- MIL G. Thomas S. Busby 0% 97% Walk
b8 5-2 2 1-- MIL S. Bando S. Busby 0% 97% Single to RF; Thomas to 2B
b8 5-2 2 12- O MIL R. Yount S. Busby -1% 96% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Brewers 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Brewers' Bill Castro facing 5-6-7
t9 2-5 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens B. Castro 2% 99% Strikeout Looking
t9 2-5 1 --- O KCR D. Porter B. Castro 1% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 2-5 2 --- O KCR G. Scott B. Castro 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Brewers 5.

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