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CAL
@BAL
6
2
CAL
@BAL
2
1
CLE
@CHW
2
4
SEP
@DET
1
6
BOS
@MIN
4
10
KCR
@NYY
1
6
OAK
@WSA
5
0
CHC
@ATL
2
1
STL
@CIN
1
8
PIT
@HOU
4
2
 
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PHI
@LAD
5
6
MON
@SDP
0
3
NYM
@SFG
0
5
Friday, August 29, 1969, 8:07PM
, Yankee Stadium I
Attendance: 10,845, Time of Game: 2:20
Royals
1
51-77
 Lost 6 
4th, 26½ GB
at Yankees
6
64-65
 Won 2 
5th, 23½ GB
W: Al Downing (5-4)
L: Roger Nelson (6-13)
S: Jack Aker (10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    1  5  0
Yankees         0  0  4   0  1  1   0  0  X    6 11  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pat Kelly RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .272 .358 .403 .761 0.010 0.53 0.039 -0.029 0.3 5 0
Juan Rios 3B-SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .228 .263 .280 .543 -0.062 0.67 0.000 -0.062 -0.9 0 0
Mike Fiore 1B 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 .282 .423 .421 .844 0.009 0.49 0.026 -0.017 0.4 7 0
Lou Piniella LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .286 .329 .435 .763 -0.071 0.67 0.000 -0.071 -1.2 2 0
Joe Foy CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .258 .353 .357 .710 0.048 0.46 0.070 -0.022 0.8 5 0 2·2B
Jerry Adair 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .248 .286 .303 .589 -0.050 0.51 0.008 -0.058 0.2 1 6 2B
Ellie Rodriguez C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .247 .338 .312 .650 0.005 0.49 0.021 -0.015 -0.4 2 0
Jackie Hernandez SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .232 .280 .300 .580 -0.061 1.36 0.000 -0.061 -0.6 1 0
   Chris Zachary P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chuck Harrison PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .202 .258 .279 .536 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.1
   Mike Hedlund P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .227 .227 .455 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Ed Kirkpatrick PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .227 .343 .376 .719 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.3
Roger Nelson P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .140 .111 .251 -0.044 1.79 0.000 -0.044 -0.4 0 0
   Paul Schaal PH-3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .277 .345 .324 .669 -0.013 0.17 0.000 -0.013 -0.6 1 0
Team Totals 32 1 5 1 4 6 36 .156 .250 .250 .500 -0.234 0.57 0.164 -0.397 -2.9 24 7
2B: J Foy 2 (16, 2 off A Downing); J Adair (5, off A Downing).
TB: J Foy 4; J Adair 2; P Kelly 2.
RBI: J Adair (35).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 9.

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Horace Clarke 2B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .299 .353 .376 .729 0.056 0.81 0.087 -0.031 0.4 4 1 SB
Gene Michael SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .280 .350 .384 .734 0.065 0.50 0.085 -0.021 0.1 1 1
Roy White LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .294 .411 .453 .863 0.011 0.33 0.023 -0.013 0.5 2 0
Bobby Murcer CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .258 .315 .439 .754 -0.012 0.60 0.029 -0.041 0.2 1 0 HR
Jimmie Hall 1B 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .223 .284 .346 .630 0.143 0.51 0.144 -0.002 1.6 9 0
Jerry Kenney 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .248 .319 .300 .618 -0.030 0.34 0.010 -0.039 0.2 0 7
Tom Shopay RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .125 .160 .208 .368 -0.029 0.27 0.000 -0.029 -0.8 3 0
Jake Gibbs C 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .235 .305 .296 .600 0.123 0.29 0.123 -0.001 1.0 7 0 3B,2B
Al Downing P 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .074 .074 .074 .148 -0.059 0.39 0.001 -0.059 -0.7 0 1
   Jack Aker P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .111 .000 .111 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 6 11 5 1 1 36 .314 .333 .486 .819 0.268 0.45 0.502 -0.236 2.5 27 10
2B: J Gibbs (8, off R Nelson).
3B: J Gibbs (2, off R Nelson).
HR: B Murcer (19, off C Zachary, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: J Gibbs 5; B Murcer 4; H Clarke 2; J Hall 2; G Michael; R White; J Kenney; A Downing.
RBI: J Hall 2 (26); G Michael (26); B Murcer (68); H Clarke (41).
2-out RBI: J Hall 2; B Murcer.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Baserunning
SB: H Clarke (24, 2nd base off R Nelson/E Rodriguez).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Roger Nelson, L (6-13) 4 6 4 4 1 1 0 3.39 19 34 -0.240 0.82 -2.3
Chris Zachary 2 4 2 2 0 0 1 10.22 10 0 0 -0.028 0.09 -1.1
Mike Hedlund 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.59 7 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.9
Team Totals 8 11 6 6 1 1 1 6.75 36 34 0 0 -0.267 0.45 -2.5

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Al Downing, W (5-4) 8 5 1 1 4 4 0 2.82 33 68 0.220 0.60 1.9
Jack Aker, S (10) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.44 3 1 0 0.013 0.18 1.0
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 4 6 0 1.00 36 68 1 0 0.233 0.57 2.9
A Downing faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: C Zachary 2 (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Merle Anthony, 1B - Emmett Ashford, 2B - Hank Soar, 3B - Art Frantz.
Time of Game: 2:20.
Attendance: 10,845.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         New York Yankees
1 Pat Kelly RF 1 Horace Clarke 2B
2 Juan Rios 3B 2 Gene Michael SS
3 Mike Fiore 1B 3 Roy White LF
4 Lou Piniella LF 4 Bobby Murcer CF
5 Joe Foy CF 5 Jimmie Hall 1B
6 Jerry Adair 2B 6 Jerry Kenney 3B
7 Ellie Rodriguez C 7 Tom Shopay RF
8 Jackie Hernandez SS 8 Jake Gibbs C
9 Roger Nelson P 9 Al Downing P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 2-0 2 -23 RR NYY J. Hall R. Nelson 12% 91% Single to RF; Michael Scores; White Scores; Hall to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b3 0-0 0 --- NYY J. Gibbs R. Nelson 11% 66% Triple to RF (Ground Ball)
b3 1-0 1 -2- R NYY G. Michael R. Nelson 9% 78% Single to RF (Line Drive); Clarke Scores
b3 0-0 1 --3 R NYY H. Clarke R. Nelson 7% 68% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Gibbs Scores
t2 0-0 0 --- KCR J. Foy A. Downing -7% 43% Double to LF

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, Yankees' Al Downing facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR P. Kelly A. Downing -4% 46% Single to P/Bunt
t1 0-0 0 1-- O KCR J. Rios A. Downing 3% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- O KCR M. Fiore A. Downing 2% 51% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Rios to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O KCR L. Piniella A. Downing 3% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Roger Nelson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYY H. Clarke R. Nelson -2% 52% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYY G. Michael R. Nelson -1% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O NYY R. White R. Nelson -1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Al Downing facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- KCR J. Foy A. Downing -7% 43% Double to LF
t2 0-0 0 -2- O KCR J. Adair A. Downing 4% 48% Lineout: 2B
t2 0-0 1 -2- KCR E. Rodriguez A. Downing -2% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 1 12- O KCR J. Hernandez A. Downing 5% 50% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 12- O KCR R. Nelson A. Downing 4% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Roger Nelson facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O NYY B. Murcer R. Nelson -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- NYY J. Hall R. Nelson 3% 55% Single to RF (CF-RF)
b2 0-0 1 1-- O NYY J. Kenney R. Nelson -3% 52% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 1-- O NYY T. Shopay R. Nelson -2% 50% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Al Downing facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR P. Kelly A. Downing 2% 52% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Rios A. Downing 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 2 --- KCR M. Fiore A. Downing -1% 53% Walk
t3 0-0 2 1-- O KCR L. Piniella A. Downing 2% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Roger Nelson facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- NYY J. Gibbs R. Nelson 11% 66% Triple to RF (Ground Ball)
b3 0-0 0 --3 O NYY A. Downing R. Nelson -5% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B; Gibbs stays at 3B
b3 0-0 1 --3 R NYY H. Clarke R. Nelson 7% 68% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Gibbs Scores
b3 1-0 1 1-- NYY G. Michael R. Nelson 2% 70% Clarke Steals 2B
b3 1-0 1 -2- R NYY G. Michael R. Nelson 9% 78% Single to RF (Line Drive); Clarke Scores
b3 2-0 1 1-- NYY R. White R. Nelson 2% 81% Walk; Michael to 2B
b3 2-0 1 12- O NYY B. Murcer R. Nelson -2% 79% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Michael to 3B; White to 2B
b3 2-0 2 -23 RR NYY J. Hall R. Nelson 12% 91% Single to RF; Michael Scores; White Scores; Hall to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b3 4-0 2 -2- O NYY J. Kenney R. Nelson -1% 90% Lineout: LF
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 4.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Yankees' Al Downing facing 5-6-7
t4 0-4 0 --- O KCR J. Foy A. Downing 2% 91% Flyball: LF
t4 0-4 1 --- O KCR J. Adair A. Downing 1% 92% Groundout: P-1B
t4 0-4 2 --- O KCR E. Rodriguez A. Downing 1% 93% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Roger Nelson facing 7-8-9
b4 4-0 0 --- O NYY T. Shopay R. Nelson -1% 92% Popfly: SS
b4 4-0 1 --- NYY J. Gibbs R. Nelson 1% 93% Ground-rule Double
b4 4-0 1 -2- O NYY A. Downing R. Nelson -1% 93% Lineout: 2B-1B; Gibbs to 3B
b4 4-0 2 --3 O NYY H. Clarke R. Nelson -1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 4.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Yankees' Al Downing facing 8-9-1
t5 0-4 0 --- O KCR J. Hernandez A. Downing 1% 93% Flyball: RF
Paul Schaal pinch hits for Roger Nelson (P) batting 9th
t5 0-4 1 --- O KCR P. Schaal A. Downing 1% 94% Foul Flyball: C
t5 0-4 2 --- O KCR P. Kelly A. Downing 0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Chris Zachary facing 2-3-4
Chris Zachary replaces Jackie Hernandez (SS) pitching and batting 8th
Paul Schaal moves from PH to 3B
Juan Rios moves from 3B to SS
b5 4-0 0 --- O NYY G. Michael C. Zachary -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 4-0 1 --- O NYY R. White C. Zachary -0% 94% Foul Flyball: 3B
b5 4-0 2 --- R NYY B. Murcer C. Zachary 3% 96% Home Run
b5 5-0 2 --- O NYY J. Hall C. Zachary -0% 96% Lineout: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 5.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, Yankees' Al Downing facing 2-3-4
t6 0-5 0 --- O KCR J. Rios A. Downing 1% 97% Lineout: RF
t6 0-5 1 --- KCR M. Fiore A. Downing -1% 96% Walk
t6 0-5 1 1-- O KCR L. Piniella A. Downing 1% 97% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
t6 0-5 2 1-- O KCR J. Foy A. Downing 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Chris Zachary facing 6-7-8
b6 5-0 0 --- NYY J. Kenney C. Zachary 0% 98% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b6 5-0 0 1-- NYY T. Shopay C. Zachary 0% 99% Wild Pitch; Kenney to 2B
b6 5-0 0 -2- O NYY T. Shopay C. Zachary -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B; Kenney to 3B
b6 5-0 1 --3 R NYY J. Gibbs C. Zachary 0% 99% Wild Pitch; Kenney Scores
b6 6-0 1 --- O NYY J. Gibbs C. Zachary -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b6 6-0 2 --- NYY A. Downing C. Zachary 0% 99% Single to RF
b6 6-0 2 1-- NYY H. Clarke C. Zachary 0% 99% Single to LF; Downing to 2B
b6 6-0 2 12- O NYY G. Michael C. Zachary -0% 99% Lineout: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 6.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Yankees' Al Downing facing 6-7-8
t7 0-6 0 --- O KCR J. Adair A. Downing 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 0-6 1 --- O KCR E. Rodriguez A. Downing 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
Chuck Harrison pinch hits for Chris Zachary (P) batting 8th
t7 0-6 2 --- O KCR C. Harrison A. Downing 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 3-4-5
Mike Hedlund replaces Chuck Harrison (PH) pitching and batting 8th
b7 6-0 0 --- NYY R. White M. Hedlund 0% 100% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b7 6-0 0 1-- O NYY B. Murcer M. Hedlund -0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b7 6-0 1 1-- O NYY J. Hall M. Hedlund -0% 99% Foul Flyball: C
b7 6-0 2 1-- O NYY J. Kenney M. Hedlund -0% 99% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 6.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Yankees' Al Downing facing 9-1-2
t8 0-6 0 --- O KCR P. Schaal A. Downing 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t8 0-6 1 --- KCR P. Kelly A. Downing -0% 99% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t8 0-6 1 1-- O KCR J. Rios A. Downing 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Rios to 1B
t8 0-6 2 1-- KCR M. Fiore A. Downing -0% 99% Walk; Rios to 2B
t8 0-6 2 12- O KCR L. Piniella A. Downing 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 7-8-9
b8 6-0 0 --- O NYY T. Shopay M. Hedlund -0% 100% Flyball: RF
b8 6-0 1 --- O NYY J. Gibbs M. Hedlund -0% 100% Flyball: CF
b8 6-0 2 --- O NYY A. Downing M. Hedlund -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 6.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Yankees' Al Downing facing 5-6-7
t9 0-6 0 --- KCR J. Foy A. Downing -0% 100% Ground-rule Double
t9 0-6 0 -2- R KCR J. Adair A. Downing -1% 99% Ground-rule Double; Foy Scores
Jack Aker replaces Al Downing pitching and batting 9th
t9 1-6 0 -2- O KCR E. Rodriguez J. Aker 1% 99% Strikeout
Ed Kirkpatrick pinch hits for Mike Hedlund (P) batting 8th
t9 1-6 1 -2- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Aker 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 1-6 2 -2- O KCR P. Schaal J. Aker 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 6.

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