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MIL
@CAL
1
5
TEX
@CLE
7
2
CHW
@DET
3
4
BAL
@MIN
10
5
KCR
@NYY
2
6
BOS
@OAK
3
6
TOR
@SEA
1
4
MON
@ATL
1
6
SDP
@CHC
3
6
NYM
@CIN
3
2
HOU
@PHI
4
3
LAD
@PIT
2
3
SFG
@STL
5
0
Sunday, May 5, 1985,
, Yankee Stadium II
Attendance: 50,209, Time of Game: 2:33
Royals
2
11-12
 Lost 4 
3rd, 4½ GB
at Yankees
6
10-12
 Won 4 
5th, 4½ GB
W: Phil Niekro (4-2)
L: Buddy Black (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  1  0   1  0  0    2  4  0
Yankees         0  0  1   0  3  1   0  1  X    6  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 CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .286 .330 .408 .738 -0.080 0.78 0.000 -0.080 -0.8 4 0
Pat Sheridan RF 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 .239 .341 .296 .637 0.144 0.86 0.144 0.000 1.4 1 0 SB
George Brett 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .305 .441 .512 .953 -0.156 1.36 0.000 -0.156 -1.5 1 2 GDP
Jorge Orta DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .274 .293 .411 .704 -0.116 1.13 0.000 -0.116 -1.1 GDP
   Hal McRae PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .360 .222 .582 -0.018 0.60 0.000 -0.018 -0.2
Darryl Motley LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .181 .236 .337 .573 -0.037 0.82 0.038 -0.074 -0.5 5 0 CS
Steve Balboni 1B 3 2 1 1 1 1 4 .247 .255 .473 .728 0.110 0.70 0.150 -0.039 0.6 5 0 HR
Frank White 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .179 .214 .373 .587 -0.039 0.64 0.014 -0.052 -0.4 5 2
John Wathan C 2 0 1 1 1 0 3 .143 .250 .143 .393 0.037 0.84 0.062 -0.025 0.9 1 1
Buddy Biancalana SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .121 .216 .212 .428 -0.049 0.92 0.000 -0.049 -0.4 2 3
   Dane Iorg PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .300 .125 .425 -0.043 1.65 0.000 -0.043 -0.4
   Onix Concepcion SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .175 .231 .406 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Buddy Black P 0 1
   Joe Beckwith P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 28 2 4 2 6 6 34 .143 .294 .250 .544 -0.247 0.89 0.408 -0.652 -2.5 24 10
HR: S Balboni (6, off P Niekro, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: S Balboni 4; J Wathan; D Motley; F White.
GIDP: G Brett (2); J Orta (3).
RBI: J Wathan (1); S Balboni (16).
2-out RBI: J Wathan.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Biancalana-F White-S Balboni.
Baserunning
SB: P Sheridan (7, 2nd base off P Niekro/B Wynegar).
CS: D Motley (1, 2nd base by P Niekro/B Wynegar).

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rickey Henderson CF 5 1 1 2 0 0 5 .245 .345 .408 .753 0.214 0.57 0.259 -0.044 0.9 1 0 HR
Don Mattingly 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .329 .355 .482 .837 0.061 0.36 0.087 -0.025 1.0 9 2 HR
Dave Winfield RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .253 .326 .392 .718 -0.033 0.41 0.005 -0.038 -0.5 1 0
Don Baylor DH 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 .292 .409 .500 .909 0.034 0.52 0.050 -0.015 0.6 2·HBP
Butch Wynegar C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .270 .349 .365 .714 -0.094 0.76 0.012 -0.105 -1.5 6 1 GDP
Willie Randolph 2B 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .203 .306 .243 .549 -0.020 0.42 0.024 -0.044 -0.6 4 3 CS
Dale Berra 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .318 .318 .432 .750 0.016 0.74 0.046 -0.030 -0.0 1 1
   Mike Pagliarulo PH-3B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .243 .391 .405 .797 0.003 0.07 0.003 0.000 0.3 0 0
Billy Sample LF 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 .240 .321 .360 .681 0.072 1.44 0.116 -0.044 0.6 1 0 HR
   Ken Griffey PH-LF 2 1 2 1 0 0 2 .277 .324 .446 .770 0.055 0.22 0.055 0.000 1.9 0 0 HR,2B
Bob Meacham SS 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .250 .342 .279 .621 -0.056 0.57 0.004 -0.060 -0.7 4 4 SF
Phil Niekro P 0 1
   Dave Righetti P 0 0
Team Totals 30 6 9 6 4 1 37 .300 .405 .733 1.139 0.252 0.55 0.661 -0.405 2.0 27 12
2B: K Griffey (4, off D Quisenberry).
HR: B Sample (1, off B Black, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs); R Henderson (2, off B Black, 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs); D Mattingly (1, off B Black, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs); K Griffey (1, off J Beckwith, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
SF: B Meacham (1, off D Quisenberry).
HBP: D Baylor 2 (5, 1 by B Black, 1 by J Beckwith).
TB: K Griffey 6; D Mattingly 5; B Sample 4; R Henderson 4; M Pagliarulo; D Winfield; D Berra.
GIDP: B Wynegar (5).
RBI: R Henderson 2 (7); D Mattingly (16); B Meacham (8); K Griffey (6); B Sample (1).
2-out RBI: R Henderson 2; K Griffey; D Mattingly.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 3. P Niekro-B Meacham-D Mattingly; D Mattingly-B Meacham-D Mattingly; B Wynegar-W Randolph.
PB: B Wynegar (2).
Baserunning
CS: W Randolph (1, 2nd base by J Beckwith/J Wathan).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Buddy Black, L (2-2) 5 5 4 4 3 1 3 2.93 23 39 -0.224 0.79 -1.5
Joe Beckwith 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 1.02 9 0 0 -0.017 0.26 0.0
Dan Quisenberry 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.78 5 0 0 -0.012 0.05 -0.5
Team Totals 8 9 6 6 4 1 4 6.75 37 39 0 0 -0.253 0.55 -2.0

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro, W (4-2) 7.1 4 2 2 6 4 1 4.54 29 60 0.186 0.96 1.5
Dave Righetti, S (7) 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.33 5 1 0 0.060 0.46 1.0
Team Totals 9 4 2 2 6 6 1 2.00 34 60 1 0 0.246 0.89 2.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: B Black (1; D Baylor); J Beckwith (1; D Baylor).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Welke, 1B - Joe Brinkman, 2B - Terry Cooney, 3B - Derryl Cousins.
Time of Game: 2:33.
Attendance: 50,209.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         New York Yankees
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Rickey Henderson CF
2 Pat Sheridan RF 2 Don Mattingly 1B
3 George Brett 3B 3 Dave Winfield RF
4 Jorge Orta DH 4 Don Baylor DH
5 Darryl Motley LF 5 Butch Wynegar C
6 Steve Balboni 1B 6 Willie Randolph 2B
7 Frank White 2B 7 Dale Berra 3B
8 John Wathan C 8 Billy Sample LF
9 Buddy Biancalana SS 9 Bob Meacham SS
Buddy Black P Phil Niekro P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-1 2 1-- RR NYY R. Henderson B. Black 26% 79% Home Run; Sample Scores
t5 0-1 1 --- R KCR S. Balboni P. Niekro -14% 53% Home Run
b3 0-0 0 --- R NYY B. Sample B. Black 12% 67% Home Run
b5 3-1 2 --- R NYY D. Mattingly B. Black 8% 87% Home Run
b2 0-0 0 1-- OO NYY B. Wynegar B. Black -8% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-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, Yankees' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson P. Niekro 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- KCR P. Sheridan P. Niekro -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- KCR G. Brett P. Niekro -2% 48% Sheridan Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O KCR G. Brett P. Niekro 3% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 -2- KCR J. Orta P. Niekro -0% 51% Passed Ball; Sheridan to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 O KCR J. Orta P. Niekro 4% 55% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYY R. Henderson B. Black -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYY D. Mattingly B. Black -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- O NYY D. Winfield B. Black -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Phil Niekro facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- KCR D. Motley P. Niekro -4% 46% Single
t2 0-0 0 1-- O KCR S. Balboni P. Niekro 4% 50% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 1-- OO KCR F. White P. Niekro 5% 55% Double Play: Strikeout, Motley Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- NYY D. Baylor B. Black 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- OO NYY B. Wynegar B. Black -8% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- NYY W. Randolph B. Black 1% 52% Walk
b2 0-0 2 1-- O NYY D. Berra B. Black -2% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Phil Niekro facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan P. Niekro 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O KCR B. Biancalana P. Niekro 2% 54% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson P. Niekro 1% 55% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- R NYY B. Sample B. Black 12% 67% Home Run
b3 1-0 0 --- O NYY B. Meacham B. Black -2% 65% Groundout: P-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- O NYY R. Henderson B. Black -1% 64% Flyball: LF
b3 1-0 2 --- O NYY D. Mattingly B. Black -1% 63% Flyball: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Phil Niekro facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- KCR P. Sheridan P. Niekro -5% 58% Walk
t4 0-1 0 1-- O KCR G. Brett P. Niekro 4% 62% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-1 1 1-- OO KCR J. Orta P. Niekro 7% 69% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- O NYY D. Winfield B. Black -2% 67% Flyball: LF
b4 1-0 1 --- O NYY D. Baylor B. Black -2% 65% Flyball: SS
b4 1-0 2 --- NYY B. Wynegar B. Black 1% 66% Walk
b4 1-0 2 1-- O NYY W. Randolph B. Black -2% 64% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Phil Niekro facing 5-6-7
t5 0-1 0 --- O KCR D. Motley P. Niekro 3% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-1 1 --- R KCR S. Balboni P. Niekro -14% 53% Home Run
t5 1-1 1 --- O KCR F. White P. Niekro 2% 55% Strikeout
t5 1-1 2 --- KCR J. Wathan P. Niekro -2% 54% Walk
t5 1-1 2 1-- O KCR B. Biancalana P. Niekro 3% 57% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Buddy Black facing 7-8-9
b5 1-1 0 --- NYY D. Berra B. Black 5% 61% Single
b5 1-1 0 1-- O NYY B. Sample B. Black -4% 57% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 1-1 1 1-- O NYY B. Meacham B. Black -4% 53% Strikeout
b5 1-1 2 1-- RR NYY R. Henderson B. Black 26% 79% Home Run; Sample Scores
b5 3-1 2 --- R NYY D. Mattingly B. Black 8% 87% Home Run
b5 4-1 2 --- NYY D. Winfield B. Black 1% 88% Single
b5 4-1 2 1-- NYY D. Baylor B. Black 1% 88% Hit By Pitch; Winfield to 2B
b5 4-1 2 12- O NYY B. Wynegar B. Black -2% 87% Foul Flyball: 3B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 4.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Yankees' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
t6 1-4 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson P. Niekro 2% 89% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 1-4 1 --- KCR P. Sheridan P. Niekro -3% 86% Walk
t6 1-4 1 1-- OO KCR G. Brett P. Niekro 5% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Joe Beckwith facing 6-7-8
Joe Beckwith replaces Buddy Black pitching
b6 4-1 0 --- NYY W. Randolph J. Beckwith 1% 93% Walk
b6 4-1 0 1-- O NYY D. Berra J. Beckwith -2% 91% Randolph Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b6 4-1 1 --- O NYY D. Berra J. Beckwith -1% 90% Flyball: LF
Ken Griffey pinch hits for Billy Sample (LF) batting 8th
b6 4-1 2 --- R NYY K. Griffey J. Beckwith 4% 95% Home Run
b6 5-1 2 --- O NYY B. Meacham J. Beckwith -0% 94% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Yankees 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Yankees' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
Ken Griffey moves from PH to LF
t7 1-5 0 --- O KCR J. Orta P. Niekro 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 1-5 1 --- O KCR D. Motley P. Niekro 1% 97% Flyball: CF
t7 1-5 2 --- KCR S. Balboni P. Niekro -1% 96% Walk
t7 1-5 2 1-- KCR F. White P. Niekro -1% 95% Single; Balboni to 2B
t7 1-5 2 12- R KCR J. Wathan P. Niekro -5% 90% Single; Balboni Scores; White to 2B
Dane Iorg pinch hits for Buddy Biancalana (SS) batting 9th
t7 2-5 2 12- O KCR D. Iorg P. Niekro 4% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Joe Beckwith facing 1-2-3
Onix Concepcion replaces Dane Iorg (PH) playing SS batting 9th
b7 5-2 0 --- O NYY R. Henderson J. Beckwith -1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 5-2 1 --- NYY D. Mattingly J. Beckwith 1% 94% Single
b7 5-2 1 1-- O NYY D. Winfield J. Beckwith -1% 94% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b7 5-2 2 1-- NYY D. Baylor J. Beckwith 0% 94% Hit By Pitch; Winfield to 2B
b7 5-2 2 12- O NYY B. Wynegar J. Beckwith -1% 93% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Yankees' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
t8 2-5 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson P. Niekro 2% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-5 1 --- KCR P. Sheridan P. Niekro -3% 93% Walk
Dave Righetti replaces Phil Niekro pitching
t8 2-5 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett D. Righetti 3% 96% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
Hal McRae pinch hits for Jorge Orta (DH) batting 4th
t8 2-5 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae D. Righetti 2% 97% Foul Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 6-7-8
Dan Quisenberry replaces Joe Beckwith pitching
b8 5-2 0 --- O NYY W. Randolph D. Quisenberry -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
Mike Pagliarulo pinch hits for Dale Berra (3B) batting 7th
b8 5-2 1 --- NYY M. Pagliarulo D. Quisenberry 0% 97% Single
b8 5-2 1 1-- NYY K. Griffey D. Quisenberry 1% 98% Ground-rule Double; Pagliarulo to 3B
b8 5-2 1 -23 RO NYY B. Meacham D. Quisenberry 0% 99% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Pagliarulo Scores
b8 6-2 2 -2- O NYY R. Henderson D. Quisenberry -0% 99% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 6.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-6, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 5-6-7
Mike Pagliarulo moves from PH to 3B
t9 2-6 0 --- O KCR D. Motley D. Righetti 1% 99% Strikeout
t9 2-6 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni D. Righetti 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 2-6 2 --- O KCR F. White D. Righetti 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 6.

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