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Scores
Standings
CAL
@CHW
4
2
CAL
@CHW
9
1
NYY
@CLE
0
5
NYY
@CLE
5
4
BAL
@DET
1
5
BAL
@DET
3
10
OAK
@MIL
2
1
KCR
@MIN
2
1
SEA
@TEX
3
7
BOS
@TOR
1
0
CIN
@LAD
7
8
STL
@MON
3
8
STL
@MON
11
3
PIT
@NYM
2
1
CHC
@PHI
4
6
HOU
@SDP
4
2
ATL
@SFG
10
8
Sunday, May 27, 1979, 1:15PM
, Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 35,148, Time of Game: 2:06
Royals
2
26-20
 Won 4 
4th, 1½ GB
at Twins
1
25-18
 Lost 5 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Steve Busby (2-2)
L: Jerry Koosman (7-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  0    2  7  0
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    1  6  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .356 .402 .483 .885 -0.023 0.78 0.035 -0.058 -0.2 0 0
George Brett 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .309 .368 .500 .868 -0.094 0.94 0.000 -0.094 -0.9 1 2
Amos Otis CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .319 .418 .436 .853 -0.048 0.73 0.030 -0.078 -0.7 1 0 GDP
Darrell Porter C 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .317 .421 .503 .924 -0.091 1.04 0.009 -0.100 -0.6 4 0
Hal McRae DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .225 .292 .396 .688 -0.087 0.82 0.000 -0.087 -0.9
John Wathan 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .269 .306 .388 .694 0.061 0.69 0.092 -0.031 0.4 14 1 2B
Joe Zdeb RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .158 .238 .316 .554 0.087 1.42 0.129 -0.042 0.2 3 0 2B
U.L. Washington 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .239 .289 .366 .656 -0.167 1.66 0.039 -0.206 -0.8 2 4
Todd Cruz SS 3 1 1 2 0 0 3 .348 .375 .609 .984 0.205 1.95 0.340 -0.135 0.5 2 1 HR,GDP
Steve Busby P 0 6
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 1 6 33 .219 .242 .375 .617 -0.157 1.06 0.674 -0.831 -2.9 27 14
2B: J Wathan (3, off J Koosman); J Zdeb (1, off J Koosman).
HR: T Cruz (1, off J Koosman, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: T Cruz 4; J Wathan 3; J Zdeb 2; U Washington; D Porter; W Wilson.
GIDP: A Otis (4); T Cruz (2).
RBI: T Cruz 2 (5).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 4.

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Hosken Powell RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .467 .515 .633 1.148 0.009 1.23 0.063 -0.054 0.1 1 0
Butch Wynegar C 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .295 .409 .425 .834 -0.039 1.10 0.027 -0.066 -0.5 6 0 SH
Roy Smalley SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .381 .456 .595 1.052 -0.121 1.14 0.000 -0.121 -0.9 1 6
Ken Landreaux CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .320 .387 .471 .858 0.025 1.39 0.110 -0.085 -0.1 2 0
Glenn Adams LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .281 .315 .397 .712 0.173 1.69 0.259 -0.086 0.4 2 0
   Dave Edwards PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Ron Jackson 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .280 .333 .497 .830 -0.057 1.81 0.108 -0.165 0.1 11 0 SB
Mike Cubbage DH 2 0 0 1 1 0 4 .245 .324 .306 .630 -0.231 2.31 0.039 -0.270 -0.8 CS,SF
Rob Wilfong 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .321 .380 .468 .848 -0.290 2.73 0.000 -0.290 -1.3 3 5 SH
John Castino 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .272 .344 .407 .752 -0.127 1.57 0.000 -0.127 -0.9 1 2
Jerry Koosman P 0 2
Team Totals 29 1 6 1 3 3 35 .207 .273 .207 .480 -0.658 1.69 0.606 -1.264 -3.9 27 15
SF: M Cubbage (1, off S Busby).
SH: R Wilfong (6, off S Busby); B Wynegar (2, off S Busby).
TB: K Landreaux 2; B Wynegar; H Powell; R Jackson; G Adams.
RBI: M Cubbage (10).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Smalley-R Wilfong-R Jackson; J Koosman-R Smalley-R Jackson.
Baserunning
SB: R Jackson (1, 2nd base off S Busby/D Porter).
CS: M Cubbage (6, Home by S Busby/D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Busby, W (2-2) 9 6 1 1 3 3 0 3.18 35 71 0.657 1.69 3.9
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 3 3 0 1.00 35 71 0.657 1.69 3.9

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jerry Koosman, L (7-2) 9 7 2 2 1 6 1 3.52 33 70 0.157 1.06 2.9
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 1 6 1 2.00 33 70 0.157 1.06 2.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Nick Bremigan, 1B - Rich Garcia, 2B - Steve Palermo, 3B - Don Denkinger.
Time of Game: 2:06.
Attendance: 35,148.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 12mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 Willie Wilson LF 1 Hosken Powell RF
2 George Brett 3B 2 Butch Wynegar C
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Roy Smalley SS
4 Darrell Porter C 4 Ken Landreaux CF
5 Hal McRae DH 5 Glenn Adams LF
6 John Wathan 1B 6 Ron Jackson 1B
7 Joe Zdeb RF 7 Mike Cubbage DH
8 U.L. Washington 2B 8 Rob Wilfong 2B
9 Todd Cruz SS 9 John Castino 3B
Steve Busby P Jerry Koosman P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 0-0 1 1-- RR KCR T. Cruz J. Koosman 34% 84% Home Run; Washington Scores
b9 0-2 0 1-- MIN G. Adams S. Busby -26% 54% Single to RF; Landreaux to 3B; Adams to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
b9 0-2 0 -23 O MIN R. Jackson S. Busby 15% 70% Foul Popfly: 3B
b9 0-2 1 -23 RO MIN M. Cubbage S. Busby 15% 85% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Landreaux Scores
b9 1-2 2 -2- O MIN R. Wilfong S. Busby 15% 100% Groundout: P-1B

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' Jerry Koosman facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson J. Koosman 3% 53% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O KCR G. Brett J. Koosman -3% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO KCR A. Otis J. Koosman -5% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O MIN H. Powell S. Busby 2% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 1 --- O MIN B. Wynegar S. Busby 2% 49% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O MIN R. Smalley S. Busby 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jerry Koosman facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter J. Koosman -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Koosman -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 2 --- KCR J. Wathan J. Koosman 1% 47% Single to LF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Zdeb J. Koosman -2% 45% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O MIN K. Landreaux S. Busby 2% 47% Lineout: RF
b2 0-0 1 --- O MIN G. Adams S. Busby 2% 49% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- O MIN R. Jackson S. Busby 1% 50% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jerry Koosman facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- KCR U. Washington J. Koosman 4% 54% Single to RF
t3 0-0 0 1-- OO KCR T. Cruz J. Koosman -8% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Koosman -1% 44% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- MIN M. Cubbage S. Busby -4% 40% Walk
b3 0-0 0 1-- O MIN R. Wilfong S. Busby 2% 42% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Cubbage to 2B
b3 0-0 1 -2- O MIN J. Castino S. Busby 3% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B; Cubbage to 3B
b3 0-0 2 --3 MIN H. Powell S. Busby -1% 44% Walk
b3 0-0 2 1-3 O MIN B. Wynegar S. Busby 6% 50% Cubbage Caught Stealing Hm (P-1B-SS-C)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jerry Koosman facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Koosman -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 1 --- KCR A. Otis J. Koosman 3% 50% Walk
t4 0-0 1 1-- O KCR D. Porter J. Koosman -4% 47% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-0 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae J. Koosman -3% 44% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- O MIN B. Wynegar S. Busby 3% 47% Groundout: P-1B
b4 0-0 1 --- O MIN R. Smalley S. Busby 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 0-0 2 --- MIN K. Landreaux S. Busby -2% 47% Single to LF
b4 0-0 2 1-- O MIN G. Adams S. Busby 3% 50% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jerry Koosman facing 6-7-8
t5 0-0 0 --- KCR J. Wathan J. Koosman 8% 58% Double to LF
t5 0-0 0 -2- O KCR J. Zdeb J. Koosman -2% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wathan to 3B
t5 0-0 1 --3 O KCR U. Washington J. Koosman -8% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-0 2 --3 O KCR T. Cruz J. Koosman -5% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 6-7-8
b5 0-0 0 --- MIN R. Jackson S. Busby -5% 39% Walk
b5 0-0 0 1-- O MIN M. Cubbage S. Busby 4% 43% Popfly: 2B
b5 0-0 1 1-- MIN R. Wilfong S. Busby -2% 41% Jackson Steals 2B
b5 0-0 1 -2- O MIN R. Wilfong S. Busby 5% 45% Strikeout
b5 0-0 2 -2- O MIN J. Castino S. Busby 5% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jerry Koosman facing 1-2-3
t6 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Koosman -3% 47% Lineout: CF
t6 0-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Koosman -3% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Koosman -2% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 1-2-3
b6 0-0 0 --- MIN H. Powell S. Busby -5% 37% Single to CF
b6 0-0 0 1-- O MIN B. Wynegar S. Busby 2% 39% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Powell to 2B
b6 0-0 1 -2- O MIN R. Smalley S. Busby 4% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B; Powell to 3B
b6 0-0 2 --3 O MIN K. Landreaux S. Busby 6% 50% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jerry Koosman facing 4-5-6
t7 0-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter J. Koosman -4% 46% Flyball: CF
t7 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Koosman -3% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 0-0 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan J. Koosman -2% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 5-6-7
b7 0-0 0 --- O MIN G. Adams S. Busby 4% 45% Flyball: RF
b7 0-0 1 --- MIN R. Jackson S. Busby -4% 41% Single to RF
b7 0-0 1 1-- O MIN M. Cubbage S. Busby 2% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B; Jackson to 3B
b7 0-0 2 --3 O MIN R. Wilfong S. Busby 7% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jerry Koosman facing 7-8-9
t8 0-0 0 --- KCR J. Zdeb J. Koosman 13% 63% Double to RF
t8 0-0 0 -2- O KCR U. Washington J. Koosman -13% 50% Fielder's Choice P; Zdeb out at 3B/P-3B
t8 0-0 1 1-- RR KCR T. Cruz J. Koosman 34% 84% Home Run; Washington Scores
t8 2-0 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Koosman -1% 83% Strikeout (foul bunt)
t8 2-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Koosman -1% 82% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Steve Busby facing 9-1-2
b8 0-2 0 --- O MIN J. Castino S. Busby 5% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 0-2 1 --- O MIN H. Powell S. Busby 3% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 0-2 2 --- MIN B. Wynegar S. Busby -3% 87% Single to CF
b8 0-2 2 1-- O MIN R. Smalley S. Busby 5% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 0.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Jerry Koosman facing 3-4-5
t9 2-0 0 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Koosman -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 2-0 1 --- KCR D. Porter J. Koosman 1% 92% Single to LF
t9 2-0 1 1-- O KCR H. McRae J. Koosman -1% 91% Strikeout
t9 2-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Wathan J. Koosman -1% 90% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Steve Busby facing 4-5-6
b9 0-2 0 --- MIN K. Landreaux S. Busby -10% 80% Single to CF
b9 0-2 0 1-- MIN G. Adams S. Busby -26% 54% Single to RF; Landreaux to 3B; Adams to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
Dave Edwards pinch runs for Glenn Adams (LF) batting 5th
b9 0-2 0 -23 O MIN R. Jackson S. Busby 15% 70% Foul Popfly: 3B
b9 0-2 1 -23 RO MIN M. Cubbage S. Busby 15% 85% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Landreaux Scores
b9 1-2 2 -2- O MIN R. Wilfong S. Busby 15% 100% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 1.

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