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Standings
DET
@BOS
2
7
OAK
@CHW
0
2
KCR
@MIN
5
6
CAL
@SEP
5
1
CLE
@WSA
2
7
ATL
@LAD
5
2
CIN
@SDP
5
3
HOU
@SFG
8
2
Monday, July 7, 1969,
, Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 9,052, Time of Game: 2:07
Royals
5
35-47
 Lost 2 
5th, 12½ GB
at Twins
6
47-34
 Won 4 
1st
W: Dick Woodson (6-3)
L: Jim Rooker (0-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  0  1   0  2  1   0  0  0    5  9  1
Twins           0  3  0   0  0  0   0  3  X    6  5  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pat Kelly RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .288 .779 -0.062 0.62 0.000 -0.062 -0.7 3 0
Paul Schaal 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 .393 .866 0.002 0.59 0.037 -0.035 -0.0 0 1
Lou Piniella LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 .287 .784 0.047 0.82 0.081 -0.035 0.2 1 0 3B
Bob Oliver CF 4 0 1 1 0 3 .255 .710 -0.017 1.22 0.117 -0.135 0.3 4 1 3B
Buck Martinez C 4 0 0 0 0 2 .286 .677 -0.091 0.92 0.000 -0.091 -0.6 3 0
Joe Foy 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 .242 .670 -0.059 0.94 0.022 -0.081 -0.1 2 2
Chuck Harrison 1B 3 1 2 0 0 0 .227 .579 0.070 0.98 0.117 -0.047 0.7 8 2
Jackie Hernandez SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .589 -0.098 1.19 0.000 -0.098 -1.0 3 2
Jim Rooker P 3 2 2 3 0 1 .222 1.111 0.328 1.11 0.379 -0.051 2.0 0 3 2·HR
   Moe Drabowsky P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .222 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 5 9 5 0 10 .273 .848 0.120 0.93 0.753 -0.635 0.8 24 11
3B: B Oliver (4, off J Kaat); L Piniella (4, off J Kaat).
HR: J Rooker 2 (2, 2 off J Kaat; 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF; 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep RF Line).
TB: J Rooker 8; L Piniella 4; B Oliver 3; C Harrison 2; J Foy; P Schaal.
RBI: J Rooker 3 (3); B Oliver (30); L Piniella (41).
2-out RBI: J Rooker 2; B Oliver.
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Oliver-C Harrison-J Hernandez.
E: J Foy (10).
Outfield Assists: B Oliver (C Manuel at 1st base).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: C Harrison (1st base by J Kaat).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Cesar Tovar CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .251 .618 -0.023 0.83 0.038 -0.061 -0.4 2 0
Rich Reese 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 .314 .859 0.076 1.23 0.140 -0.063 0.4 6 1 HR
Harmon Killebrew 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .286 .991 0.023 1.31 0.098 -0.075 -0.2 1 3
   Ted Uhlaender PR-LF 0 1 0 0 0 0 .271 .659 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Tony Oliva RF 4 2 1 0 0 1 .327 .902 0.167 1.68 0.210 -0.043 0.9 3 1 SB
Leo Cardenas SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .751 -0.081 1.97 0.010 -0.091 -0.9 2 2 SH
Bob Allison LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 .207 .666 -0.022 0.94 0.032 -0.053 -0.3 0 0
   Charlie Manuel PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 .269 .724 0.332 4.31 0.332 0.000 1.1
   Rod Carew 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .357 .942 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Frank Quilici 2B-3B 2 1 0 0 2 1 .195 .502 -0.052 0.99 0.023 -0.075 -0.6 0 4
George Mitterwald C 2 1 0 0 1 0 .234 .660 -0.024 1.39 0.035 -0.059 -0.1 10 3
Jim Kaat P 2 0 1 3 0 0 .143 .438 0.248 2.35 0.282 -0.034 2.3 2 1 2B
   Al Worthington P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
   Rick Renick PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .170 .469 -0.025 1.02 0.000 -0.025 -0.2
   Dick Woodson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .087 .247 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 28 6 5 6 5 3 .179 .624 0.619 1.44 1.200 -0.579 2.2 27 16
2B: J Kaat (3, off J Rooker).
HR: R Reese (7, off J Rooker; 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF Line).
SH: L Cardenas (6, off M Drabowsky).
TB: R Reese 4; J Kaat 2; C Tovar; T Oliva; C Manuel.
RBI: J Kaat 3 (8); C Manuel 2 (16); R Reese (29).
2-out RBI: J Kaat 3.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Mitterwald-H Killebrew-A Worthington-L Cardenas.
E: R Reese (3).
Outfield Assists: T Oliva (L Piniella at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: T Oliva (7, 2nd base off J Rooker/B Martinez).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Rooker, L (0-6) 7 4 6 5 5 3 1 6.94 31 45 -0.307 1.27 -1.7
Moe Drabowsky, BS (2) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.34 3 2 2 -0.313 3.23 -0.5
Team Totals 8 5 6 5 5 3 1 5.62 34 45 2 2 -0.620 1.44 -2.2
J Rooker faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Kaat 6 9 5 3 0 5 2 2.91 25 43 -0.413 0.87 -3.5
Al Worthington 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.11 2 2 0 0.112 0.89 1.8
Dick Woodson, W (6-3) 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 3.92 6 0 0 0.181 1.21 0.9
Team Totals 9 9 5 3 0 10 2 3.00 33 43 2 0 -0.120 0.93 -0.8
J Kaat faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: J Rooker (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Kaat (0; C Harrison, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Napp, 1B - Bill Kunkel, 2B - John Rice, 3B - Russ Goetz.
Time of Game: 2:07.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 Pat Kelly RF 1 Cesar Tovar CF
2 Paul Schaal 3B 2 Rich Reese 1B
3 Lou Piniella LF 3 Harmon Killebrew 3B
4 Bob Oliver CF 4 Tony Oliva RF
5 Buck Martinez C 5 Leo Cardenas SS
6 Joe Foy 2B 6 Bob Allison LF
7 Chuck Harrison 1B 7 Frank Quilici 2B
8 Jackie Hernandez SS 8 George Mitterwald C
9 Jim Rooker P 9 Jim Kaat P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 4-5 1 -23 RR MIN C. Manuel M. Drabowsky 33% 87% Single to RF (Pop Fly); Uhlaender Scores; Oliva Scores/unER
b2 0-1 2 123 RRR MIN J. Kaat J. Rooker 28% 75% Double to CF; Oliva Scores; Quilici Scores; Mitterwald Scores
t5 2-3 2 -2- RR KCR J. Rooker J. Kaat -28% 39% Home Run (Deep RF Line); Harrison Scores/unER; Rooker Scores/unER
b8 4-5 0 1-- MIN T. Oliva J. Rooker 14% 53% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Uhlaender to 2B; Oliva to 1B
b8 3-5 0 --- R MIN R. Reese J. Rooker 14% 29% Home Run (Deep RF Line)

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, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR P. Kelly J. Kaat 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR P. Schaal J. Kaat 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- KCR L. Piniella J. Kaat -1% 52% Single to LF (Pop Fly)
t1 0-0 2 1-- R KCR B. Oliver J. Kaat -12% 41% Triple; Piniella Scores
t1 1-0 2 --3 O KCR B. Martinez J. Kaat 3% 44% Baserunner Out Advancing; Oliver out at Hm/C-P
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Jim Rooker facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O MIN C. Tovar J. Rooker -2% 42% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-1 1 --- O MIN R. Reese J. Rooker -2% 40% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b1 0-1 2 --- O MIN H. Killebrew J. Rooker -1% 39% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- O KCR B. Martinez J. Kaat 2% 41% Flyball: CF
t2 1-0 1 --- O KCR J. Foy J. Kaat 1% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-0 2 --- O KCR C. Harrison J. Kaat 1% 43% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Jim Rooker facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- MIN T. Oliva J. Rooker 4% 48% Single to LF
b2 0-1 0 1-- MIN L. Cardenas J. Rooker 3% 50% Oliva Steals 2B
b2 0-1 0 -2- O MIN L. Cardenas J. Rooker -5% 46% Flyball: LF
b2 0-1 1 -2- O MIN B. Allison J. Rooker -4% 42% Flyball: RF
b2 0-1 2 -2- MIN F. Quilici J. Rooker 1% 43% Walk
b2 0-1 2 12- MIN G. Mitterwald J. Rooker 4% 46% Walk; Oliva to 3B; Quilici to 2B
b2 0-1 2 123 RRR MIN J. Kaat J. Rooker 28% 75% Double to CF; Oliva Scores; Quilici Scores; Mitterwald Scores
b2 3-1 2 -2- O MIN C. Tovar J. Rooker -2% 72% Groundout: P-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 3.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 8-9-1
t3 1-3 0 --- O KCR J. Hernandez J. Kaat 2% 75% Flyball: RF
t3 1-3 1 --- R KCR J. Rooker J. Kaat -10% 64% Home Run
t3 2-3 1 --- O KCR P. Kelly J. Kaat 2% 66% Popfly: SS
t3 2-3 2 --- O KCR P. Schaal J. Kaat 1% 67% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Jim Rooker facing 2-3-4
b3 3-2 0 --- O MIN R. Reese J. Rooker -2% 65% Flyball: RF
b3 3-2 1 --- O MIN H. Killebrew J. Rooker -1% 64% Strikeout Looking
b3 3-2 2 --- O MIN T. Oliva J. Rooker -1% 63% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 3.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 3-4-5
t4 2-3 0 --- O KCR L. Piniella J. Kaat 3% 66% Groundout: P-1B
t4 2-3 1 --- O KCR B. Oliver J. Kaat 2% 68% Strikeout
t4 2-3 2 --- O KCR B. Martinez J. Kaat 1% 69% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Jim Rooker facing 5-6-7
b4 3-2 0 --- O MIN L. Cardenas J. Rooker -2% 67% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 3-2 1 --- O MIN B. Allison J. Rooker -1% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 3-2 2 --- MIN F. Quilici J. Rooker 1% 67% Walk
b4 3-2 2 1-- O MIN G. Mitterwald J. Rooker -2% 65% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 6-7-8
t5 2-3 0 --- O KCR J. Foy J. Kaat 3% 68% Strikeout
t5 2-3 1 --- KCR C. Harrison J. Kaat -4% 64% Single to LF
t5 2-3 1 1-- KCR J. Hernandez J. Kaat -2% 62% Harrison Picked off 1B, safe on E3; Harrison to 2B
t5 2-3 1 -2- O KCR J. Hernandez J. Kaat 5% 67% Flyball: RF
t5 2-3 2 -2- RR KCR J. Rooker J. Kaat -28% 39% Home Run (Deep RF Line); Harrison Scores/unER; Rooker Scores/unER
t5 4-3 2 --- O KCR P. Kelly J. Kaat 1% 40% Groundout: 1B-P
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Jim Rooker facing 9-1-2
b5 3-4 0 --- O MIN J. Kaat J. Rooker -3% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 3-4 1 --- MIN C. Tovar J. Rooker 4% 41% Single to SS (Pop Fly)
b5 3-4 1 1-- O MIN R. Reese J. Rooker -3% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B; Tovar to 2B
b5 3-4 2 -2- O MIN H. Killebrew J. Rooker -5% 33% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 2-3-4
t6 4-3 0 --- KCR P. Schaal J. Kaat -4% 29% Single to RF
t6 4-3 0 1-- RO KCR L. Piniella J. Kaat -7% 22% Triple to CF (CF-RF); Schaal Scores; Piniella out at Hm/RF-2B-3B
t6 5-3 1 --- O KCR B. Oliver J. Kaat 1% 24% Strikeout
t6 5-3 2 --- O KCR B. Martinez J. Kaat 1% 24% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Jim Rooker facing 4-5-6
b6 3-5 0 --- O MIN T. Oliva J. Rooker -3% 21% Strikeout
b6 3-5 1 --- O MIN L. Cardenas J. Rooker -2% 19% Foul Flyball: SS
b6 3-5 2 --- MIN B. Allison J. Rooker 2% 21% Walk
b6 3-5 2 1-- MIN F. Quilici J. Rooker 1% 22% Wild Pitch; Allison to 2B
b6 3-5 2 -2- O MIN F. Quilici J. Rooker -5% 17% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 6-7-8
t7 5-3 0 --- KCR J. Foy J. Kaat -2% 15% Single to LF
t7 5-3 0 1-- KCR C. Harrison J. Kaat -6% 9% Single to RF; Foy to 3B
Al Worthington replaces Jim Kaat pitching and batting 9th
t7 5-3 0 1-3 O KCR J. Hernandez A. Worthington 2% 12% Fielder's Choice SS; Foy out at Hm/SS-C-3B-P; Harrison to 3B; Hernandez to 2B
t7 5-3 1 -23 OO KCR J. Rooker A. Worthington 9% 20% Double Play: Strikeout; Harrison out at Hm/C-3B-P-SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Jim Rooker facing 8-9-1
b7 3-5 0 --- O MIN G. Mitterwald J. Rooker -4% 17% Lineout: CF
Rick Renick pinch hits for Al Worthington (P) batting 9th
b7 3-5 1 --- O MIN R. Renick J. Rooker -2% 14% Groundout: P-1B
b7 3-5 2 --- O MIN C. Tovar J. Rooker -2% 13% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Twins' Dick Woodson facing 1-2-3
Dick Woodson replaces Rick Renick (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-3 0 --- O KCR P. Kelly D. Woodson 1% 14% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 5-3 1 --- O KCR P. Schaal D. Woodson 1% 15% Strikeout
t8 5-3 2 --- O KCR L. Piniella D. Woodson 1% 15% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Jim Rooker facing 2-3-4
b8 3-5 0 --- R MIN R. Reese J. Rooker 14% 29% Home Run (Deep RF Line)
b8 4-5 0 --- MIN H. Killebrew J. Rooker 10% 39% Walk
Ted Uhlaender pinch runs for Harmon Killebrew (3B) batting 3rd
b8 4-5 0 1-- MIN T. Oliva J. Rooker 14% 53% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Uhlaender to 2B; Oliva to 1B
Moe Drabowsky replaces Jim Rooker pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-5 0 12- O MIN L. Cardenas M. Drabowsky 1% 54% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Uhlaender to 3B; Oliva to 2B
Charlie Manuel pinch hits for Bob Allison (LF) batting 6th
b8 4-5 1 -23 RR MIN C. Manuel M. Drabowsky 33% 87% Single to RF (Pop Fly); Uhlaender Scores; Oliva Scores/unER
b8 6-5 1 1-- OO MIN F. Quilici M. Drabowsky -3% 84% Double Play: Flyball: CF-1B-SS
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 6.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-6, Twins' Dick Woodson facing 4-5-6
Rod Carew replaces Charlie Manuel (PH) playing 2B batting 6th
Frank Quilici moves from 2B to 3B
Ted Uhlaender moves from PR to LF
t9 5-6 0 --- O KCR B. Oliver D. Woodson 7% 92% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-6 1 --- O KCR B. Martinez D. Woodson 5% 97% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-6 2 --- O KCR J. Foy D. Woodson 3% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 6.

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