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CAL
@CLE
3
7
BOS
@DET
1
5
TOR
@MIL
5
1
KCR
@MIN
1
4
CHW
@OAK
4
3
TEX
@SEA
0
6
SDP
@ATL
10
1
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@CHC
7
9
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@CIN
3
4
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@LAD
2
6
NYM
@PIT
7
8
Friday, September 27, 1985,
, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance: 13,035, Time of Game: 2:01
Royals
1
86-67
 Lost 1 
1st
at Twins
4
71-83
 Won 1 
6th, 15½ GB
W: Frank Viola (17-14)
L: Buddy Black (9-15)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  3  0
Twins           0  1  0   0  3  0   0  0  X    4  7  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 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .274 .312 .400 .713 -0.016 0.69 0.040 -0.056 -0.2 4 0 2B
Lonnie Smith LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .265 .341 .373 .714 -0.092 0.85 0.000 -0.092 -1.0 2 0
George Brett 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .331 .435 .560 .995 -0.064 0.59 0.000 -0.064 -0.7 0 6
Frank White 2B 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 .252 .288 .420 .708 0.091 0.80 0.116 -0.025 0.9 3 3 HR
Steve Balboni 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .239 .305 .478 .783 -0.066 0.81 0.000 -0.066 -0.7 9 1
Darryl Motley DH 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .228 .261 .425 .686 -0.055 0.71 0.000 -0.055 -0.5
Jim Sundberg C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .239 .302 .372 .674 0.010 0.74 0.043 -0.033 0.1 3 1
Lynn Jones RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .218 .255 .265 .520 -0.123 1.09 0.000 -0.123 -1.2 2 1 GDP
Onix Concepcion SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .206 .257 .248 .505 -0.043 0.84 0.000 -0.043 -0.4 0 1
   Greg Pryor PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .217 .272 .264 .536 -0.007 0.28 0.000 -0.007 -0.1 0 0
Buddy Black P 1 0
   Mark Huismann P 0 0
   Joe Beckwith P 0 0
Team Totals 29 1 3 1 1 5 30 .103 .133 .241 .375 -0.365 0.77 0.199 -0.564 -3.8 24 13
2B: W Wilson (22, off F Viola).
HR: F White (21, off F Viola, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: F White 4; W Wilson 2; J Sundberg.
GIDP: L Jones (6).
RBI: F White (66).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Jones-J Sundberg.
Outfield Assists: L Jones (M Hatcher at 3rd 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 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .280 .321 .372 .694 0.095 0.79 0.147 -0.051 0.8 1 0 HR
Mickey Hatcher LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .277 .305 .360 .665 -0.004 0.44 0.024 -0.028 -0.2 2 0
Kent Hrbek 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .275 .351 .440 .792 0.044 0.47 0.062 -0.018 0.6 11 0
Tom Brunansky RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .243 .320 .450 .770 -0.151 0.81 0.000 -0.151 -2.0 3 0
Mark Funderburk DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .370 .400 .630 1.030 0.013 0.68 0.040 -0.026 0.0
Dave Engle C 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 .253 .328 .420 .748 -0.039 0.90 0.017 -0.056 -0.4 5 0 SB
Gary Gaetti 3B 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .246 .303 .407 .710 0.093 0.92 0.137 -0.044 0.4 1 2 HR
Greg Gagne SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .228 .280 .324 .604 0.080 0.76 0.107 -0.027 0.6 3 4
Steve Lombardozzi 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .324 .378 .441 .820 0.003 0.66 0.041 -0.038 -0.0 1 1 2B
Frank Viola P 0 0
Team Totals 30 4 7 4 1 2 31 .233 .258 .467 .725 0.134 0.71 0.575 -0.439 -0.3 27 7
2B: S Lombardozzi (2, off B Black).
HR: G Gaetti (19, off B Black, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs); K Puckett (4, off B Black, 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: K Puckett 4; G Gaetti 4; S Lombardozzi 2; K Hrbek; M Hatcher; M Funderburk; G Gagne.
RBI: K Puckett 2 (72); G Gaetti (61); G Gagne (22).
2-out RBI: G Gagne.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Lombardozzi-G Gagne-K Hrbek.
Baserunning
SB: D Engle (2, 2nd base off B Black/J Sundberg).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Buddy Black, L (9-15) 5 7 4 4 0 1 2 4.53 21 38 -0.175 0.95 -1.3
Mark Huismann 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.25 6 0 0 0.033 0.21 1.1
Joe Beckwith 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.22 4 0 0 0.007 0.10 0.5
Team Totals 8 7 4 4 1 2 2 4.50 31 38 0 0 -0.135 0.71 0.3

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Frank Viola, W (17-14) 9 3 1 1 1 5 1 4.21 30 81 0.366 0.77 3.8
Team Totals 9 3 1 1 1 5 1 1.00 30 81 0.366 0.77 3.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Vic Voltaggio, 1B - Durwood Merrill, 2B - Jim McKean, 3B - Marty Springstead.
Time of Game: 2:01.
Attendance: 13,035.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 2-1 1 -2- RR MIN K. Puckett B. Black 15% 87% Home Run; Lombardozzi Scores
b5 1-1 0 --- R MIN G. Gaetti B. Black 14% 71% Home Run
b1 0-0 1 1-3 OO MIN T. Brunansky B. Black -11% 50% Double Play: Flyball: RF-C
b2 0-1 2 -2- R MIN G. Gagne B. Black 11% 53% Single; Engle Scores; Gagne to 2B
t2 0-0 0 --- R KCR F. White F. Viola -10% 40% Home Run

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' Frank Viola facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson F. Viola 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR L. Smith F. Viola 2% 54% Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Viola 1% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O MIN K. Puckett B. Black -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- MIN M. Hatcher B. Black 2% 55% Single
b1 0-0 1 1-- MIN K. Hrbek B. Black 6% 61% Single; Hatcher to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 OO MIN T. Brunansky B. Black -11% 50% Double Play: Flyball: RF-C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Frank Viola facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- R KCR F. White F. Viola -10% 40% Home Run
t2 1-0 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni F. Viola 2% 42% Strikeout
t2 1-0 1 --- O KCR D. Motley F. Viola 2% 44% Strikeout
t2 1-0 2 --- O KCR J. Sundberg F. Viola 1% 45% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Buddy Black facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- MIN M. Funderburk B. Black 4% 49% Single
b2 0-1 0 1-- O MIN D. Engle B. Black -4% 45% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Engle to 1B
b2 0-1 1 1-- MIN G. Gaetti B. Black 2% 47% Engle Steals 2B
b2 0-1 1 -2- O MIN G. Gaetti B. Black -4% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-1 2 -2- R MIN G. Gagne B. Black 11% 53% Single; Engle Scores; Gagne to 2B
b2 1-1 2 -2- O MIN S. Lombardozzi B. Black -3% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Frank Viola facing 8-9-1
t3 1-1 0 --- O KCR L. Jones F. Viola 3% 53% Strikeout
t3 1-1 1 --- O KCR O. Concepcion F. Viola 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-1 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson F. Viola 1% 56% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- O MIN K. Puckett B. Black -3% 53% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 1-1 1 --- O MIN M. Hatcher B. Black -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b3 1-1 2 --- O MIN K. Hrbek B. Black -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Frank Viola facing 2-3-4
t4 1-1 0 --- O KCR L. Smith F. Viola 3% 53% Lineout: SS
t4 1-1 1 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Viola 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-1 2 --- KCR F. White F. Viola -2% 53% Walk
t4 1-1 2 1-- O KCR S. Balboni F. Viola 3% 56% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
b4 1-1 0 --- O MIN T. Brunansky B. Black -3% 53% Flyball: LF
b4 1-1 1 --- O MIN M. Funderburk B. Black -2% 51% Flyball: 2B
b4 1-1 2 --- O MIN D. Engle B. Black -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Frank Viola facing 6-7-8
t5 1-1 0 --- O KCR D. Motley F. Viola 3% 53% Strikeout
t5 1-1 1 --- O KCR J. Sundberg F. Viola 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-1 2 --- O KCR L. Jones F. Viola 2% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Buddy Black facing 7-8-9
b5 1-1 0 --- R MIN G. Gaetti B. Black 14% 71% Home Run
b5 2-1 0 --- O MIN G. Gagne B. Black -2% 68% Flyball: CF
b5 2-1 1 --- MIN S. Lombardozzi B. Black 4% 72% Double
b5 2-1 1 -2- RR MIN K. Puckett B. Black 15% 87% Home Run; Lombardozzi Scores
b5 4-1 1 --- O MIN M. Hatcher B. Black -1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 4-1 2 --- O MIN K. Hrbek B. Black -1% 86% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 4.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Twins' Frank Viola facing 9-1-2
t6 1-4 0 --- O KCR O. Concepcion F. Viola 2% 88% Foul Flyball: 1B
t6 1-4 1 --- KCR W. Wilson F. Viola -4% 84% Double
t6 1-4 1 -2- O KCR L. Smith F. Viola 4% 88% Strikeout
t6 1-4 2 -2- O KCR G. Brett F. Viola 3% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Mark Huismann facing 4-5-6
Mark Huismann replaces Buddy Black pitching
b6 4-1 0 --- O MIN T. Brunansky M. Huismann -1% 90% Flyball: RF
b6 4-1 1 --- O MIN M. Funderburk M. Huismann -1% 89% Flyball: CF
b6 4-1 2 --- O MIN D. Engle M. Huismann -0% 89% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 4.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Twins' Frank Viola facing 4-5-6
t7 1-4 0 --- O KCR F. White F. Viola 3% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 1-4 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni F. Viola 2% 93% Flyball: 2B
t7 1-4 2 --- O KCR D. Motley F. Viola 1% 94% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Mark Huismann facing 7-8-9
b7 4-1 0 --- O MIN G. Gaetti M. Huismann -1% 93% Strikeout
b7 4-1 1 --- O MIN G. Gagne M. Huismann -0% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 4-1 2 --- O MIN S. Lombardozzi M. Huismann -0% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Twins' Frank Viola facing 7-8-9
t8 1-4 0 --- KCR J. Sundberg F. Viola -4% 88% Single
t8 1-4 0 1-- OO KCR L. Jones F. Viola 8% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
Greg Pryor pinch hits for Onix Concepcion (SS) batting 9th
t8 1-4 2 --- O KCR G. Pryor F. Viola 1% 97% Foul Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Joe Beckwith facing 1-2-3
Joe Beckwith replaces Mark Huismann pitching
Greg Pryor moves from PH to SS
b8 4-1 0 --- O MIN K. Puckett J. Beckwith -0% 97% Flyball: LF
b8 4-1 1 --- O MIN M. Hatcher J. Beckwith -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 4-1 2 --- MIN K. Hrbek J. Beckwith 0% 97% Walk
b8 4-1 2 1-- O MIN T. Brunansky J. Beckwith -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Twins' Frank Viola facing 1-2-3
t9 1-4 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson F. Viola 2% 98% Lineout: SS
t9 1-4 1 --- O KCR L. Smith F. Viola 1% 100% Foul Flyball: 1B
t9 1-4 2 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Viola 0% 100% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 4.

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