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Standings
CHW
@CAL
5
4
BAL
@CLE
4
5
NYY
@DET
7
5
KCR
@MIN
0
3
MIL
@OAK
10
7
TEX
@SEA
2
7
BOS
@TOR
3
1
SFG
@ATL
3
5
PIT
@CHC
8
9
CIN
@HOU
0
2
STL
@NYM
5
1
MON
@PHI
1
2
LAD
@SDP
2
3
Friday, September 26, 1980, 7:35PM
, Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 9,837, Time of Game: 2:30
Royals
0
92-62
 Lost 6 
1st
at Twins
3
72-82
 Won 7 
3rd, 20 GB
W: Geoff Zahn (13-18)
L: Dennis Leonard (19-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  6  0
Twins           0  1  0   0  2  0   0  0  X    3  9  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 2 0 0 0 4 .326 .356 .423 .779 0.038 0.74 0.074 -0.036 0.4 5 0
U.L. Washington SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .269 .329 .373 .702 -0.088 1.17 0.000 -0.088 -0.9 2 0
   Onix Concepcion PH-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .222 .444 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   John Wathan PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .310 .380 .415 .794 -0.072 1.58 0.000 -0.072 -0.8 GDP
George Brett 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .387 .453 .650 1.103 -0.079 0.70 0.009 -0.088 -0.8 2 1 GDP
Hal McRae DH 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .291 .337 .465 .802 -0.020 0.68 0.050 -0.069 -0.3 CS
Amos Otis CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .252 .321 .386 .708 -0.090 1.16 0.000 -0.090 -0.9 2 0
Willie Aikens 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .283 .364 .446 .810 -0.059 0.76 0.000 -0.059 -0.5 4 0
Darrell Porter C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .252 .356 .349 .705 -0.057 0.73 0.000 -0.057 -0.5 7 0
Jose Cardenal RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .271 .343 .306 .649 -0.032 0.66 0.012 -0.044 -0.3 0 0
Frank White 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .265 .290 .352 .642 -0.021 0.58 0.014 -0.036 -0.3 2 3
Dennis Leonard P 0 1
Team Totals 30 0 6 0 1 8 31 .200 .226 .200 .426 -0.480 0.81 0.159 -0.639 -4.8 24 5
TB: W Wilson 2; H McRae; F White; J Cardenal; G Brett.
GIDP: J Wathan (19); G Brett (10).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 0.
Baserunning
CS: H McRae (2, 2nd base by G Zahn/B Wynegar).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Hosken Powell RF 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .261 .310 .356 .666 0.140 0.63 0.184 -0.044 1.2 1 0 HR
Rob Wilfong 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .246 .308 .363 .672 -0.026 0.34 0.005 -0.031 -0.3 3 4
Ken Landreaux CF-LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .284 .333 .420 .753 -0.021 0.43 0.012 -0.033 -0.0 0 0
Roy Smalley SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .279 .361 .410 .771 -0.066 0.63 0.000 -0.066 -1.1 4 6
Glenn Adams DH 2 1 2 0 1 0 3 .282 .315 .392 .707 0.066 0.48 0.066 0.000 0.9 2B
   Willie Norwood PR 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .164 .197 .233 .430 0.001 0.23 0.004 -0.003 -0.2 SB
Butch Wynegar C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .258 .340 .330 .670 0.048 0.66 0.085 -0.037 0.1 8 1
Mike Cubbage 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .244 .302 .353 .655 -0.057 0.59 0.002 -0.059 -0.7 8 0
   Ron Jackson PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .306 .386 .693 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Rick Sofield LF 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .246 .286 .375 .661 -0.035 0.62 0.002 -0.038 -0.3 1 0 IW
   Greg Johnston CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .286 .333 .619 -0.004 0.14 0.000 -0.004 -0.2 0 0
John Castino 3B 3 1 1 0 0 2 3 .298 .332 .427 .759 -0.025 0.62 0.012 -0.037 -0.6 0 2
Geoff Zahn P 0 1
Team Totals 33 3 9 3 2 7 35 .273 .314 .394 .708 0.021 0.52 0.372 -0.352 -1.3 27 14
2B: G Adams (9, off D Leonard).
HR: H Powell (6, off D Leonard, 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
IBB: R Sofield (2, by D Leonard).
TB: H Powell 4; G Adams 3; K Landreaux 2; J Castino; M Cubbage; B Wynegar; R Wilfong.
RBI: H Powell 2 (35); B Wynegar (55).
2-out RBI: H Powell 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Smalley-R Jackson; R Wilfong-R Smalley-M Cubbage.
Baserunning
SB: W Norwood (1, 2nd base off D Leonard/D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, L (19-11) 8 9 3 3 2 7 1 3.88 35 57 -0.021 0.52 1.3
Team Totals 8 9 3 3 2 7 1 3.38 35 57 -0.021 0.52 1.3

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Geoff Zahn, W (13-18) 9 6 0 0 1 8 0 4.41 31 82 0.479 0.81 4.8
Team Totals 9 6 0 0 1 8 0 0.00 31 82 0.479 0.81 4.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: D Leonard (5; R Sofield).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ken Kaiser, 1B - Bill Haller, 2B - (none), 3B - Mike Reilly.
Time of Game: 2:30.
Attendance: 9,837.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 54° F, Wind 8mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 Willie Wilson LF 1 Hosken Powell RF
2 U.L. Washington SS 2 Rob Wilfong 2B
3 George Brett 3B 3 Ken Landreaux CF
4 Hal McRae DH 4 Roy Smalley SS
5 Amos Otis CF 5 Glenn Adams DH
6 Willie Aikens 1B 6 Butch Wynegar C
7 Darrell Porter C 7 Mike Cubbage 1B
8 Jose Cardenal RF 8 Rick Sofield LF
9 Frank White 2B 9 John Castino 3B
Dennis Leonard P Geoff Zahn P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-0 2 1-- RR MIN H. Powell D. Leonard 18% 86% Home Run; Castino Scores
b2 0-0 1 -2- R MIN B. Wynegar D. Leonard 9% 66% Single to RF; Adams Scores
t9 0-3 0 1-- OO KCR J. Wathan G. Zahn 7% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO KCR G. Brett G. Zahn 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 1-- O KCR W. Aikens G. Zahn 4% 54% McRae Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)

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' Geoff Zahn facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson G. Zahn -3% 47% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O KCR U. Washington G. Zahn 3% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO KCR G. Brett G. Zahn 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O MIN H. Powell D. Leonard -2% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O MIN R. Wilfong D. Leonard -2% 51% Popfly: SS
b1 0-0 2 --- O MIN K. Landreaux D. Leonard -1% 50% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- KCR H. McRae G. Zahn -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- O KCR A. Otis G. Zahn 4% 50% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 1 1-- O KCR W. Aikens G. Zahn 4% 54% McRae Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCR W. Aikens G. Zahn 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O MIN R. Smalley D. Leonard -2% 53% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- MIN G. Adams D. Leonard 4% 57% Double to RF
b2 0-0 1 -2- R MIN B. Wynegar D. Leonard 9% 66% Single to RF; Adams Scores
b2 1-0 1 1-- O MIN M. Cubbage D. Leonard -3% 63% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b2 1-0 2 1-- O MIN R. Sofield D. Leonard -2% 61% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- O KCR D. Porter G. Zahn 3% 64% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-1 1 --- O KCR J. Cardenal G. Zahn 2% 65% Flyball: RF
t3 0-1 2 --- KCR F. White G. Zahn -1% 64% Single to LF
t3 0-1 2 1-- O KCR W. Wilson G. Zahn 3% 67% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- O MIN J. Castino D. Leonard -2% 65% Strikeout
b3 1-0 1 --- O MIN H. Powell D. Leonard -2% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-0 2 --- O MIN R. Wilfong D. Leonard -1% 62% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- O KCR U. Washington G. Zahn 3% 65% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-1 1 --- O KCR G. Brett G. Zahn 2% 67% Strikeout
t4 0-1 2 --- O KCR H. McRae G. Zahn 1% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- O MIN K. Landreaux D. Leonard -2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-0 1 --- O MIN R. Smalley D. Leonard -2% 65% Flyball: LF
b4 1-0 2 --- MIN G. Adams D. Leonard 1% 66% Single to RF
b4 1-0 2 1-- O MIN B. Wynegar D. Leonard -2% 63% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 5-6-7
t5 0-1 0 --- O KCR A. Otis G. Zahn 3% 67% Strikeout
t5 0-1 1 --- O KCR W. Aikens G. Zahn 2% 69% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-1 2 --- O KCR D. Porter G. Zahn 2% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
b5 1-0 0 --- O MIN M. Cubbage D. Leonard -2% 68% Lineout: LF
b5 1-0 1 --- O MIN R. Sofield D. Leonard -2% 67% Strikeout Looking
b5 1-0 2 --- MIN J. Castino D. Leonard 1% 68% Single to RF
b5 1-0 2 1-- RR MIN H. Powell D. Leonard 18% 86% Home Run; Castino Scores
b5 3-0 2 --- MIN R. Wilfong D. Leonard 1% 87% Single to CF
b5 3-0 2 1-- MIN K. Landreaux D. Leonard 1% 88% Single to RF; Wilfong to 2B
b5 3-0 2 12- O MIN R. Smalley D. Leonard -2% 86% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 8-9-1
t6 0-3 0 --- O KCR J. Cardenal G. Zahn 2% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-3 1 --- O KCR F. White G. Zahn 2% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-3 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson G. Zahn 1% 91% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
b6 3-0 0 --- MIN G. Adams D. Leonard 1% 92% Walk
Willie Norwood pinch runs for Glenn Adams (DH) batting 5th
b6 3-0 0 1-- O MIN B. Wynegar D. Leonard -1% 91% Lineout: CF
b6 3-0 1 1-- O MIN M. Cubbage D. Leonard -1% 90% Strikeout
b6 3-0 2 1-- MIN R. Sofield D. Leonard 0% 90% Norwood Steals 2B
b6 3-0 2 -2- MIN R. Sofield D. Leonard 0% 90% Intentional Walk
b6 3-0 2 12- O MIN J. Castino D. Leonard -2% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 2-3-4
Ken Landreaux moves from CF to LF
Greg Johnston replaces Rick Sofield (LF) playing CF batting 8th
Onix Concepcion pinch hits for U.L. Washington (SS) batting 2nd
t7 0-3 0 --- O KCR U. Washington G. Zahn 3% 91% Strikeout
t7 0-3 1 --- O KCR G. Brett G. Zahn 2% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 0-3 2 --- KCR H. McRae G. Zahn -1% 92% Single to LF
t7 0-3 2 1-- O KCR A. Otis G. Zahn 2% 94% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
Onix Concepcion moves from PH to SS
b7 3-0 0 --- O MIN H. Powell D. Leonard -1% 93% Flyball: LF
b7 3-0 1 --- O MIN R. Wilfong D. Leonard -0% 93% Popfly: 3B
b7 3-0 2 --- MIN K. Landreaux D. Leonard 0% 93% Single to CF
b7 3-0 2 1-- O MIN R. Smalley D. Leonard -1% 92% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 6-7-8
t8 0-3 0 --- O KCR W. Aikens G. Zahn 2% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 0-3 1 --- O KCR D. Porter G. Zahn 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 0-3 2 --- KCR J. Cardenal G. Zahn -1% 95% Single to LF
t8 0-3 2 1-- O KCR F. White G. Zahn 2% 97% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
b8 3-0 0 --- O MIN W. Norwood D. Leonard -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 3-0 1 --- O MIN B. Wynegar D. Leonard -0% 97% Lineout: 2B
b8 3-0 2 --- MIN M. Cubbage D. Leonard 0% 97% Single to LF
Ron Jackson pinch runs for Mike Cubbage (1B) batting 7th
b8 3-0 2 1-- O MIN G. Johnston D. Leonard -0% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 3.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 1-2-3
Ron Jackson moves from PR to 1B
t9 0-3 0 --- KCR W. Wilson G. Zahn -4% 92% Single to RF
John Wathan pinch hits for Onix Concepcion (SS) batting 2nd
t9 0-3 0 1-- OO KCR J. Wathan G. Zahn 7% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
t9 0-3 2 --- KCR G. Brett G. Zahn -1% 99% Single to RF
t9 0-3 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae G. Zahn 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 3.

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