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Standings
KCR
@MIN
2
7
ATL
@CIN
7
1
STL
@NYM
5
2
CHC
@PHI
2
10
MON
@PIT
1
2
Thursday, May 31, 1984,
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 11,011, Time of Game: 2:31
Royals
2
20-26
 Lost 2 
6th, 3½ GB
at Twins
7
24-25
 Won 1 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Ed Hodge (2-1)
L: Mark Gubicza (2-4)
S: Ron Davis (9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  1  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    2  7  1
Twins           0  3  2   0  0  0   0  2  X    7 12  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 CF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .263 .354 .316 .670 0.022 0.59 0.054 -0.031 0.5 3 1 2B
Darryl Motley LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .302 .338 .468 .805 -0.085 0.85 0.000 -0.085 -1.1 1 0
George Brett 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .327 .400 .510 .910 -0.021 0.60 0.041 -0.061 0.5 1 0 GDP
Hal McRae DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .261 .324 .338 .662 -0.033 0.77 0.030 -0.063 -0.4
Frank White 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .282 .335 .454 .789 -0.063 0.63 0.000 -0.063 -1.0 5 3
Steve Balboni 1B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .228 .309 .386 .695 -0.026 0.50 0.013 -0.039 -0.6 8 0
Lynn Jones RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .222 .222 .222 .444 -0.005 0.58 0.021 -0.025 -0.2 1 0
   Pat Sheridan PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .387 .496 .884 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.1
Don Slaught C 3 0 1 1 0 2 3 .176 .224 .220 .444 0.088 0.86 0.110 -0.022 0.7 5 1
Onix Concepcion SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .190 .232 .248 .480 -0.070 0.86 0.000 -0.070 -0.9 0 5
Mark Gubicza P 0 0
   Paul Splittorff P 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 2 7 34 .219 .265 .250 .515 -0.193 0.67 0.269 -0.459 -2.6 24 10
2B: W Wilson (3, off E Hodge).
TB: G Brett 2; W Wilson 2; H McRae; D Slaught; L Jones; S Balboni.
GIDP: G Brett (2).
RBI: D Slaught (7); G Brett (9).
2-out RBI: D Slaught; G Brett.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. W Wilson-F White; O Concepcion-F White-S Balboni.
E: O Concepcion (4).
Outfield Assists: W Wilson (T Teufel at 2nd base).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kirby Puckett CF 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .370 .378 .384 .762 -0.001 0.50 0.039 -0.040 0.4 3 0
Mickey Hatcher 1B 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .294 .330 .412 .742 0.044 0.47 0.073 -0.029 1.9 6 2 2B
Tim Teufel 2B 4 0 1 1 1 2 5 .271 .367 .420 .787 0.020 0.39 0.041 -0.021 -0.5 3 1 GDP
Dave Engle C 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .364 .397 .432 .829 0.029 0.56 0.042 -0.013 -0.0 8 0
Randy Bush DH 1 0 0 1 1 1 3 .227 .282 .402 .684 -0.019 0.96 0.019 -0.038 -0.0 SF
   Darrell Brown PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .289 .331 .389 .721 -0.003 0.12 0.000 -0.003 -0.2
Tom Brunansky RF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .253 .325 .388 .713 0.003 0.58 0.040 -0.038 -1.1 0 0
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .274 .337 .385 .722 0.096 0.68 0.108 -0.012 0.8 0 2
Mike Hart LF 2 0 2 1 0 0 2 .235 .235 .235 .471 0.114 0.93 0.131 -0.017 1.3 2 1 CS
   Dave Meier PH-LF 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .303 .361 .333 .694 0.005 0.17 0.009 -0.003 0.5 3 0
Ron Washington SS 2 0 0 1 1 0 4 .290 .324 .387 .711 0.018 0.57 0.027 -0.009 -0.1 1 4 SF
Ed Hodge P 1 0
   Ron Davis P 0 0
Team Totals 32 7 12 7 5 5 39 .375 .436 .406 .842 0.306 0.56 0.529 -0.223 2.9 27 10
2B: M Hatcher (9, off P Splittorff).
SF: R Washington (1, off M Gubicza); R Bush (4, off M Gubicza).
TB: M Hatcher 3; D Engle 2; M Hart 2; G Gaetti 2; K Puckett 2; D Meier; T Teufel.
GIDP: T Teufel (8).
RBI: M Hatcher (23); R Bush (14); G Gaetti (28); T Teufel (27); R Washington (3); K Puckett (2); M Hart (3).
2-out RBI: M Hatcher; K Puckett.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Hatcher-R Washington-M Hatcher.
Outfield Assists: M Hart (H McRae at 2nd base).
Baserunning
CS: M Hart (1, 2nd base by M Gubicza/D Slaught).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mark Gubicza, L (2-4) 5 7 5 5 3 4 0 3.53 24 34 -0.303 0.81 -2.4
Paul Splittorff 3 5 2 2 2 1 0 6.75 15 0 0 -0.004 0.15 -0.5
Team Totals 8 12 7 7 5 5 0 7.88 39 34 0 0 -0.307 0.56 -2.9

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ed Hodge, W (2-1) 7.2 7 2 2 2 4 0 4.29 30 59 0.168 0.73 1.9
Ron Davis, S (9) 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 6.75 4 1 0 0.025 0.21 0.8
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 2 7 0 2.00 34 59 1 0 0.193 0.67 2.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Terry Cooney, 1B - John Shulock, 2B - Derryl Cousins, 3B - Bill Kunkel.
Time of Game: 2:31.
Attendance: 11,011.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Kirby Puckett CF
2 Darryl Motley LF 2 Mickey Hatcher 1B
3 George Brett 3B 3 Tim Teufel 2B
4 Hal McRae DH 4 Dave Engle C
5 Frank White 2B 5 Randy Bush DH
6 Steve Balboni 1B 6 Tom Brunansky RF
7 Lynn Jones RF 7 Gary Gaetti 3B
8 Don Slaught C 8 Mike Hart LF
9 Onix Concepcion SS 9 Ron Washington SS
Mark Gubicza P Ed Hodge P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 1-1 1 12- R MIN M. Hart M. Gubicza 12% 71% Single; Brunansky Scores; Gaetti to 3B
t2 0-0 2 12- R KCR D. Slaught E. Hodge -11% 40% Single; Balboni Scores; Jones to 3B
b2 0-1 1 12- R MIN G. Gaetti M. Gubicza 10% 59% Single; Engle Scores; Brunansky to 2B
b3 3-1 0 1-- MIN M. Hatcher M. Gubicza 6% 85% Single; Puckett to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO KCR G. Brett E. Hodge 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-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' Ed Hodge facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson E. Hodge -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O KCR D. Motley E. Hodge 3% 50% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO KCR G. Brett E. Hodge 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O MIN K. Puckett M. Gubicza -2% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O MIN M. Hatcher M. Gubicza -2% 51% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 2 --- O MIN T. Teufel M. Gubicza -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Ed Hodge facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae E. Hodge 2% 52% Single; McRae out at 2B/LF-2B
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR F. White E. Hodge 2% 54% Foul Flyball: C
t2 0-0 2 --- KCR S. Balboni E. Hodge -1% 53% Single
t2 0-0 2 1-- KCR L. Jones E. Hodge -2% 51% Single; Balboni to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- R KCR D. Slaught E. Hodge -11% 40% Single; Balboni Scores; Jones to 3B
t2 1-0 2 1-3 O KCR O. Concepcion E. Hodge 5% 44% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- MIN D. Engle M. Gubicza 4% 48% Single
b2 0-1 0 1-- O MIN R. Bush M. Gubicza -4% 45% Strikeout
b2 0-1 1 1-- MIN T. Brunansky M. Gubicza 4% 49% Walk; Engle to 2B
b2 0-1 1 12- R MIN G. Gaetti M. Gubicza 10% 59% Single; Engle Scores; Brunansky to 2B
b2 1-1 1 12- R MIN M. Hart M. Gubicza 12% 71% Single; Brunansky Scores; Gaetti to 3B
b2 2-1 1 1-3 RO MIN R. Washington M. Gubicza 1% 73% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Gaetti Scores
b2 3-1 2 1-- O MIN K. Puckett M. Gubicza -2% 71% Hart Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 3.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Twins' Ed Hodge facing 1-2-3
t3 1-3 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson E. Hodge 2% 74% Flyball: CF
t3 1-3 1 --- O KCR D. Motley E. Hodge 2% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-3 2 --- O KCR G. Brett E. Hodge 1% 76% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 1-2-3
b3 3-1 0 --- MIN K. Puckett M. Gubicza 2% 79% Single
b3 3-1 0 1-- MIN M. Hatcher M. Gubicza 6% 85% Single; Puckett to 3B
b3 3-1 0 1-3 R MIN T. Teufel M. Gubicza 3% 88% Single; Puckett Scores; Hatcher to 2B
b3 4-1 0 12- O MIN D. Engle M. Gubicza -1% 87% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Hatcher to 3B; Engle to 1B
b3 4-1 1 1-3 RO MIN R. Bush M. Gubicza 2% 89% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Hatcher Scores; Engle to 2B
b3 5-1 2 -2- O MIN T. Brunansky M. Gubicza -1% 88% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 5.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Twins' Ed Hodge facing 4-5-6
t4 1-5 0 --- KCR H. McRae E. Hodge -3% 85% Walk
t4 1-5 0 1-- O KCR F. White E. Hodge 3% 87% Flyball: LF
t4 1-5 1 1-- O KCR S. Balboni E. Hodge 2% 90% Strikeout
t4 1-5 2 1-- O KCR L. Jones E. Hodge 2% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-1, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 7-8-9
b4 5-1 0 --- O MIN G. Gaetti M. Gubicza -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 5-1 1 --- MIN M. Hart M. Gubicza 1% 91% Single
b4 5-1 1 1-- MIN R. Washington M. Gubicza 1% 92% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Hart to 2B; Washington to 1B
b4 5-1 1 12- O MIN K. Puckett M. Gubicza -1% 91% Flyball: CF
b4 5-1 2 12- O MIN M. Hatcher M. Gubicza -1% 90% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B; Washington to 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 5.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Twins' Ed Hodge facing 8-9-1
t5 1-5 0 --- O KCR D. Slaught E. Hodge 2% 91% Strikeout
t5 1-5 1 --- O KCR O. Concepcion E. Hodge 1% 93% Flyball: CF
t5 1-5 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson E. Hodge 1% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-1, Royals' Mark Gubicza facing 3-4-5
b5 5-1 0 --- MIN T. Teufel M. Gubicza 1% 94% Walk
b5 5-1 0 1-- O MIN D. Engle M. Gubicza -0% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Teufel to 2B
b5 5-1 1 -2- MIN R. Bush M. Gubicza 0% 94% Walk
b5 5-1 1 12- OO MIN T. Brunansky M. Gubicza -2% 92% Double Play: Flyball: CF-2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 5.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Twins' Ed Hodge facing 2-3-4
t6 1-5 0 --- O KCR D. Motley E. Hodge 2% 93% Flyball: CF
t6 1-5 1 --- KCR G. Brett E. Hodge -2% 92% Single
t6 1-5 1 1-- O KCR H. McRae E. Hodge 2% 94% Flyball: 2B
t6 1-5 2 1-- O KCR F. White E. Hodge 1% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
Paul Splittorff replaces Mark Gubicza pitching
b6 5-1 0 --- O MIN G. Gaetti P. Splittorff -0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
Dave Meier pinch hits for Mike Hart (LF) batting 8th
b6 5-1 1 --- O MIN D. Meier P. Splittorff -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 5-1 2 --- MIN R. Washington P. Splittorff 0% 95% Walk
b6 5-1 2 1-- O MIN K. Puckett P. Splittorff -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Twins' Ed Hodge facing 6-7-8
Dave Meier moves from PH to LF
t7 1-5 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni E. Hodge 2% 96% Flyball: LF
t7 1-5 1 --- O KCR L. Jones E. Hodge 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-5 2 --- O KCR D. Slaught E. Hodge 0% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
b7 5-1 0 --- MIN M. Hatcher P. Splittorff 0% 97% Walk
b7 5-1 0 1-- OO MIN T. Teufel P. Splittorff -1% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b7 5-1 2 --- MIN D. Engle P. Splittorff 0% 97% Single
Darrell Brown pinch hits for Randy Bush (DH) batting 5th
b7 5-1 2 1-- O MIN D. Brown P. Splittorff -0% 96% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Twins' Ed Hodge facing 9-1-2
t8 1-5 0 --- O KCR O. Concepcion E. Hodge 1% 98% Flyball: LF
t8 1-5 1 --- KCR W. Wilson E. Hodge -2% 96% Double
t8 1-5 1 -2- O KCR D. Motley E. Hodge 2% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wilson to 3B
t8 1-5 2 --3 R KCR G. Brett E. Hodge -2% 95% Single; Wilson Scores
Ron Davis replaces Ed Hodge pitching
t8 2-5 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae R. Davis 2% 97% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 6-7-8
b8 5-2 0 --- O MIN T. Brunansky P. Splittorff -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 5-2 1 --- MIN G. Gaetti P. Splittorff 0% 97% Single
b8 5-2 1 1-- MIN D. Meier P. Splittorff 1% 98% Single; Gaetti to 3B
b8 5-2 1 1-3 O MIN R. Washington P. Splittorff -1% 97% Flyball: RF
b8 5-2 2 1-3 R MIN K. Puckett P. Splittorff 1% 99% Single; Gaetti Scores; Meier to 2B
b8 6-2 2 12- R MIN M. Hatcher P. Splittorff 1% 100% Double; Meier Scores; Puckett to 3B
b8 7-2 2 -23 O MIN T. Teufel P. Splittorff -0% 99% Strikeout
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 7.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-7, Twins' Ron Davis facing 5-6-7
t9 2-7 0 --- O KCR F. White R. Davis 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t9 2-7 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni R. Davis 0% 100% Strikeout
Pat Sheridan pinch hits for Lynn Jones (RF) batting 7th
t9 2-7 2 --- O KCR P. Sheridan R. Davis 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 7.

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