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Standings
KCR
@NYY
6
1
BOS
@TEX
0
4
PIT
@ATL
2
3
PHI
@LAD
0
1
NYM
@SDP
5
2
MON
@SFG
2
8
Thursday, April 25, 1974, 2:03PM
, Shea Stadium
Attendance: 5,646, Time of Game: 2:08
Royals
6
6-9
 Won 1 
5th, 3½ GB
at Yankees
1
10-8
 Lost 1 
2nd, ½ GB
L: Steve Kline (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  3  2   0  0  1    6 11  0
Yankees         0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  2  2

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Freddie Patek SS 5 1 2 1 0 0 .262 .703 0.038 0.53 0.088 -0.050 1.4 0 4
Cookie Rojas 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 .290 .710 -0.045 0.39 0.002 -0.047 -0.8 0 2
Amos Otis CF 4 1 3 0 1 0 .211 .637 0.036 0.27 0.046 -0.010 1.2 2 0 2B,IW
John Mayberry 1B 5 0 0 1 0 0 .241 .906 -0.069 0.49 0.002 -0.071 -1.2 15 0
Hal McRae DH 5 1 0 0 0 1 .280 .755 -0.004 0.53 0.048 -0.052 -0.4
Jim Wohlford LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .328 .832 0.080 0.42 0.101 -0.021 0.1 2 0 3B
Vada Pinson RF 3 1 2 2 0 0 .259 .588 0.181 1.36 0.206 -0.024 2.0 3 0
   Al Cowens PR-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .566 -0.002 0.08 0.000 -0.002 -0.1 0 0
Buck Martinez C 4 1 2 0 0 0 .333 .900 0.021 0.52 0.040 -0.018 0.4 5 0
Bobby Floyd 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 -0.042 0.43 0.002 -0.044 -0.5 0 4
Paul Splittorff P 0 3
   Doug Bird P 0 2
Team Totals 39 6 11 4 2 4 .282 .676 0.194 0.53 0.535 -0.339 1.9 27 15
2B: A Otis (1, off S Kline).
3B: J Wohlford (2, off S Kline).
IBB: A Otis (1, by F Peterson).
TB: A Otis 4; J Wohlford 3; B Martinez 2; F Patek 2; V Pinson 2; C Rojas.
RBI: V Pinson 2 (7); J Mayberry (14); F Patek (7).
2-out RBI: F Patek; V Pinson.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 13.

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Walt Williams RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .105 .255 -0.049 0.49 0.000 -0.049 -0.7 2 0
Roy White DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .800 -0.031 0.32 0.000 -0.031 -0.5
Lou Piniella LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .368 .888 -0.013 0.46 0.023 -0.037 0.2 1 0 2B
Graig Nettles 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .328 1.171 -0.056 0.79 0.000 -0.056 -0.5 1 3
Thurman Munson C 2 0 0 1 0 0 .224 .653 -0.034 0.55 0.000 -0.034 -0.0 4 0 SF
Bill Sudakis 1B 2 0 0 0 1 0 .229 .582 -0.016 0.52 0.013 -0.029 -0.2 12 1
Elliott Maddox CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .182 .399 -0.008 0.67 0.021 -0.028 -0.2 4 0
Gene Michael 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .140 .414 -0.053 1.07 0.000 -0.053 -0.5 0 1
   Horace Clarke PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .071 .205 -0.007 0.30 0.000 -0.007 -0.1 0 0
Jim Mason SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 .226 .630 -0.038 0.51 0.000 -0.038 -0.5 3 5
Steve Kline P 0 2
   Fred Beene P 0 0
   Fritz Peterson P 0 1
Team Totals 28 1 2 1 1 5 .071 .207 -0.305 0.56 0.057 -0.362 -3.1 27 13
2B: L Piniella (4, off P Splittorff).
SF: T Munson (2, off P Splittorff).
TB: L Piniella 2; E Maddox.
RBI: T Munson (6).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
E: G Nettles (4); T Munson (3).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, W (2-1) 7 2 1 1 1 3 0 3.89 24 71 0.274 0.65 2.2
Doug Bird 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 7.20 6 0 0 0.030 0.20 0.9
Team Totals 9 2 1 1 1 5 0 1.00 30 71 0 0 0.304 0.56 3.1

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Kline, L (2-2) 5.1 6 5 3 0 2 0 3.46 23 42 -0.183 0.85 -1.9
Fred Beene 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.70 4 1 1 -0.018 0.27 -0.4
Fritz Peterson 3 3 1 1 2 1 0 4.70 14 0 0 0.005 0.07 0.4
Team Totals 9 11 6 4 2 4 0 4.00 41 42 1 1 -0.196 0.53 -1.9
Balks: None.
WP: S Kline (1); F Peterson (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: F Peterson (1; A Otis).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry McCoy, 1B - Joe Brinkman, 2B - Nick Bremigan, 3B - Nestor Chylak.
Time of Game: 2:08.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 53° F.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         New York Yankees
1 Freddie Patek SS 1 Walt Williams RF
2 Cookie Rojas 2B 2 Roy White DH
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Lou Piniella LF
4 John Mayberry 1B 4 Graig Nettles 3B
5 Hal McRae DH 5 Thurman Munson C
6 Jim Wohlford LF 6 Bill Sudakis 1B
7 Vada Pinson RF 7 Elliott Maddox CF
8 Buck Martinez C 8 Gene Michael 2B
9 Bobby Floyd 3B 9 Jim Mason SS
Paul Splittorff P Steve Kline P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 0-0 1 --- KCR J. Wohlford S. Kline 10% 57% Triple to RF
t5 1-0 1 12- R KCR B. Floyd S. Kline 10% 78% Wild Pitch; Pinson Scores/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B); Martinez to 2B
t5 2-0 2 -2- R KCR F. Patek S. Kline 8% 84% Single to CF; Martinez Scores
t5 0-0 1 --3 R KCR V. Pinson S. Kline 8% 65% Single (LF-CF); Wohlford Scores
t6 3-0 1 -2- R KCR H. McRae S. Kline 5% 94% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Otis Scores/No RBI/unER; McRae to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm

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' Steve Kline facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek S. Kline -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR C. Rojas S. Kline -1% 46% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis S. Kline -1% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYY W. Williams P. Splittorff 2% 48% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYY R. White P. Splittorff 1% 49% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- O NYY L. Piniella P. Splittorff 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Steve Kline facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Mayberry S. Kline -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae S. Kline -2% 46% Popfly: 1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCR J. Wohlford S. Kline -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O NYY G. Nettles P. Splittorff 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O NYY T. Munson P. Splittorff 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- NYY B. Sudakis P. Splittorff -1% 48% Walk
b2 0-0 2 1-- NYY E. Maddox P. Splittorff -2% 46% Single to LF; Sudakis to 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- O NYY G. Michael P. Splittorff 4% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Steve Kline facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR V. Pinson S. Kline -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 1 --- O KCR B. Martinez S. Kline -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O KCR B. Floyd S. Kline -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O NYY J. Mason P. Splittorff 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O NYY W. Williams P. Splittorff 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O NYY R. White P. Splittorff 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Steve Kline facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek S. Kline -3% 47% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O KCR C. Rojas S. Kline -2% 45% Lineout: CF
t4 0-0 2 --- KCR A. Otis S. Kline 1% 47% Single to 3B
t4 0-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Mayberry S. Kline -3% 44% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- O NYY L. Piniella P. Splittorff 3% 47% Groundout: P-1B
b4 0-0 1 --- O NYY G. Nettles P. Splittorff 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-0 2 --- O NYY T. Munson P. Splittorff 1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Steve Kline facing 5-6-7
t5 0-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae S. Kline -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-0 1 --- KCR J. Wohlford S. Kline 10% 57% Triple to RF
t5 0-0 1 --3 R KCR V. Pinson S. Kline 8% 65% Single (LF-CF); Wohlford Scores
t5 1-0 1 1-- KCR B. Martinez S. Kline 4% 69% Single to CF; Pinson to 2B
t5 1-0 1 12- R KCR B. Floyd S. Kline 10% 78% Wild Pitch; Pinson Scores/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B); Martinez to 2B
t5 2-0 1 -2- O KCR B. Floyd S. Kline -3% 76% Lineout: SS
t5 2-0 2 -2- R KCR F. Patek S. Kline 8% 84% Single to CF; Martinez Scores
t5 3-0 2 1-- O KCR C. Rojas S. Kline -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 6-7-8
b5 0-3 0 --- O NYY B. Sudakis P. Splittorff 2% 85% Lineout: CF
b5 0-3 1 --- O NYY E. Maddox P. Splittorff 2% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-3 2 --- O NYY G. Michael P. Splittorff 1% 88% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Yankees 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Yankees' Steve Kline facing 3-4-5
t6 3-0 0 --- KCR A. Otis S. Kline 3% 91% Double to LF
t6 3-0 0 -2- O KCR J. Mayberry S. Kline -2% 89% Groundout: P-1B
t6 3-0 1 -2- R KCR H. McRae S. Kline 5% 94% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Otis Scores/No RBI/unER; McRae to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
Fred Beene replaces Steve Kline pitching
t6 4-0 1 -2- O KCR J. Wohlford F. Beene -1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B; McRae to 3B
t6 4-0 2 --3 R KCR V. Pinson F. Beene 3% 96% Single to RF (Ground Ball); McRae Scores/unER
Al Cowens pinch runs for Vada Pinson (RF) batting 7th
t6 5-0 2 1-- KCR B. Martinez F. Beene 0% 96% Single to RF; Cowens to 3B
t6 5-0 2 1-3 O KCR B. Floyd F. Beene -1% 95% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 9-1-2
Al Cowens moves from PR to RF
b6 0-5 0 --- O NYY J. Mason P. Splittorff 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
b6 0-5 1 --- O NYY W. Williams P. Splittorff 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-5 2 --- O NYY R. White P. Splittorff 0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Yankees 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Yankees' Fritz Peterson facing 1-2-3
Fritz Peterson replaces Fred Beene pitching
t7 5-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek F. Peterson -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 5-0 1 --- KCR C. Rojas F. Peterson 0% 97% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t7 5-0 1 1-- KCR A. Otis F. Peterson 0% 98% Single to LF; Rojas to 2B
t7 5-0 1 12- O KCR J. Mayberry F. Peterson -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B; Rojas to 3B; Otis to 2B
t7 5-0 2 -23 O KCR H. McRae F. Peterson -1% 97% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 3-4-5
b7 0-5 0 --- NYY L. Piniella P. Splittorff -2% 95% Double (LF-CF)
b7 0-5 0 -2- O NYY G. Nettles P. Splittorff 1% 96% Groundout: P-1B; Piniella to 3B
b7 0-5 1 --3 RO NYY T. Munson P. Splittorff 1% 97% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Piniella Scores
b7 1-5 2 --- O NYY B. Sudakis P. Splittorff 0% 97% Lineout: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Yankees 1.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Yankees' Fritz Peterson facing 6-7-8
t8 5-1 0 --- O KCR J. Wohlford F. Peterson -0% 97% Flyball: RF
t8 5-1 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens F. Peterson -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 5-1 2 --- O KCR B. Martinez F. Peterson -0% 96% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Doug Bird facing 7-8-9
Doug Bird replaces Paul Splittorff pitching
b8 1-5 0 --- O NYY E. Maddox D. Bird 1% 98% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
Horace Clarke pinch hits for Gene Michael (2B) batting 8th
b8 1-5 1 --- O NYY H. Clarke D. Bird 1% 98% Strikeout
b8 1-5 2 --- O NYY J. Mason D. Bird 0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Yankees 1.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Yankees' Fritz Peterson facing 9-1-2
Horace Clarke moves from PH to 2B
t9 5-1 0 --- KCR B. Floyd F. Peterson 0% 99% Walk
t9 5-1 0 1-- KCR F. Patek F. Peterson 0% 99% Single to P/Bunt; Floyd to 2B
t9 5-1 0 12- O KCR C. Rojas F. Peterson -0% 99% Bunt Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Patek to 2B
t9 5-1 1 12- KCR A. Otis F. Peterson 0% 99% Wild Pitch; Patek to 3B; Rojas to 2B
t9 5-1 1 -23 KCR A. Otis F. Peterson 0% 99% Intentional Walk
t9 5-1 1 123 RO KCR J. Mayberry F. Peterson 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Patek Scores; Rojas to 3B
t9 6-1 2 1-3 O KCR H. McRae F. Peterson -0% 99% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Doug Bird facing 1-2-3
b9 1-6 0 --- O NYY W. Williams D. Bird 0% 100% Strikeout
b9 1-6 1 --- O NYY R. White D. Bird 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 1-6 2 --- O NYY L. Piniella D. Bird 0% 100% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Yankees 1.

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