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NYY
@BAL
3
6
CLE
@BOS
4
2
CLE
@BOS
7
16
CHW
@CAL
2
0
MIL
@DET
6
8
KCR
@OAK
2
3
MIN
@TEX
4
0
LAD
@ATL
2
3
LAD
@ATL
8
3
MON
@CHC
2
4
SDP
@CIN
6
1
SFG
@HOU
2
1
 
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PHI
@NYM
11
4
STL
@PIT
0
6
Thursday, June 28, 1973,
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Game was protested by home team, but was disallowed.
Attendance: 5,665, Time of Game: 2:23
Royals
2
40-37
 Lost 4 
5th, 2 GB
at Athletics
3
41-34
 Won 3 
1st
W: Vida Blue (7-3)
L: Steve Busby (4-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  1  0    2  3  2
Athletics       0  3  0   0  0  0   0  0  X    3  6  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .233 .333 .318 .652 -0.054 0.71 0.000 -0.054 -0.6 3 2
   Gail Hopkins PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .293 .415 .453 .868 -0.025 1.00 0.000 -0.025 -0.1
   Frank White SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .262 .281 .543 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Cookie Rojas 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .251 .296 .331 .627 -0.054 1.14 0.037 -0.092 -0.1 2 4
Amos Otis CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .283 .347 .471 .818 -0.055 1.32 0.075 -0.130 -0.1 1 0 SB,GDP
John Mayberry 1B 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .313 .436 .585 1.021 0.030 0.95 0.087 -0.056 0.3 9 2
Lou Piniella LF 3 0 0 1 0 1 3 .237 .279 .354 .633 -0.104 1.43 0.000 -0.104 -0.8 0 0
Paul Schaal 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .280 .375 .372 .747 -0.104 1.01 0.000 -0.104 -0.8 0 3
Kurt Bevacqua DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .262 .339 .350 .688 -0.068 0.92 0.000 -0.068 -0.6
Hal McRae RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .161 .245 .238 .483 -0.007 0.59 0.023 -0.030 0.0 1 0
Fran Healy C 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .226 .299 .323 .622 0.036 0.81 0.083 -0.047 0.5 8 2 HR
Steve Busby P 0 1
Team Totals 28 2 3 2 3 6 31 .107 .194 .214 .408 -0.405 1.02 0.305 -0.710 -2.1 24 15
HR: F Healy (2, off V Blue, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
TB: F Healy 4; A Otis; C Rojas.
GIDP: A Otis (6).
RBI: F Healy (10); L Piniella (39).
2-out RBI: F Healy.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Healy-C Rojas.
E: F White (6); F Patek (12).
Baserunning
SB: A Otis (7, 2nd base off V Blue/R Fosse).

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bert Campaneris SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .287 .337 .345 .682 -0.016 0.93 0.017 -0.034 -0.4 0 2 SF
Bill North CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .275 .364 .343 .706 -0.042 0.47 0.016 -0.058 -0.7 3 0 CS
Sal Bando 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .265 .361 .470 .831 0.005 0.31 0.018 -0.014 -0.1 1 4
Reggie Jackson RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .301 .365 .514 .879 -0.040 0.39 0.007 -0.047 -0.5 5 0
Deron Johnson DH 3 1 1 0 0 2 3 .252 .322 .420 .742 0.021 0.55 0.038 -0.017 -0.1
Gene Tenace 1B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .282 .401 .502 .903 0.043 0.73 0.058 -0.016 0.2 10 0
Joe Rudi LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .286 .394 .680 -0.002 2.02 0.000 -0.002 -0.1 0 0 SH
   Angel Mangual PH-LF 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .195 .240 .301 .541 0.014 0.31 0.019 -0.005 0.3 0 0 SB
Ray Fosse C 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 .263 .292 .346 .638 0.040 0.94 0.062 -0.022 0.1 6 0 IW
Manny Trillo 2B 3 0 1 1 0 2 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.074 1.18 0.094 -0.021 0.6 2 2
Vida Blue P 0 0
   Rollie Fingers P 0 0
Team Totals 27 3 6 2 2 8 31 .222 .267 .222 .489 0.097 0.68 0.329 -0.236 -0.6 27 8
SF: B Campaneris (5, off S Busby).
SH: J Rudi (4, off S Busby).
IBB: R Fosse (2, by S Busby).
TB: B Campaneris; G Tenace; D Johnson; M Trillo; A Mangual; B North.
RBI: M Trillo (1); B Campaneris (20).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 2. S Bando-M Trillo-G Tenace; S Bando-G Tenace.
Baserunning
SB: A Mangual (1, 2nd base off S Busby/F Healy).
CS: B North (11, 2nd base by S Busby/F Healy).
Pickoffs: M Trillo (1st base by S Busby).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Busby, L (4-8) 8 6 3 3 2 8 0 4.84 31 64 -0.095 0.68 0.6
Team Totals 8 6 3 3 2 8 0 3.38 31 64 -0.095 0.68 0.6

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vida Blue, W (7-3) 7.2 3 2 2 3 4 1 3.63 27 66 0.228 0.92 1.5
Rollie Fingers, S (8) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.45 4 0 0 0.177 1.79 0.5
Team Totals 9 3 2 2 3 6 1 2.00 31 66 0 0 0.405 1.02 2.1
Balks: None.
WP: V Blue 2 (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: S Busby (3; R Fosse).
Pickoffs: S Busby (5; M Trillo, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Red Flaherty, 2B - Marty Springstead, 3B - Bill Kunkel.
Time of Game: 2:23.
Attendance: 5,665.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Oakland Athletics
1 Freddie Patek SS 1 Bert Campaneris SS
2 Cookie Rojas 2B 2 Bill North CF
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Sal Bando 3B
4 John Mayberry 1B 4 Reggie Jackson RF
5 Lou Piniella LF 5 Deron Johnson DH
6 Paul Schaal 3B 6 Gene Tenace 1B
7 Kurt Bevacqua DH 7 Joe Rudi LF
8 Hal McRae RF 8 Ray Fosse C
9 Fran Healy C 9 Manny Trillo 2B
Steve Busby P Vida Blue P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 1 123 R OAK M. Trillo S. Busby 9% 75% Single; Johnson Scores; Tenace to 3B; Fosse to 2B
t8 1-3 2 --- R KCR F. Healy V. Blue -8% 85% Home Run
t7 1-3 1 1-- OO KCR P. Schaal V. Blue 7% 90% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B
t4 0-3 0 1-- OO KCR A. Otis V. Blue 7% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t9 2-3 0 --- O KCR C. Rojas R. Fingers 7% 92% Foul Flyball: 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, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek V. Blue 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR C. Rojas V. Blue 1% 54% Lineout: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis V. Blue 1% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O OAK B. Campaneris S. Busby -2% 52% Lineout: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O OAK B. North S. Busby -1% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- OAK S. Bando S. Busby 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O OAK R. Jackson S. Busby -2% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Mayberry V. Blue 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR L. Piniella V. Blue 2% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCR P. Schaal V. Blue 1% 55% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- OAK D. Johnson S. Busby 4% 59% Single to SS
b2 0-0 0 1-- OAK G. Tenace S. Busby 6% 65% Single to LF; Johnson to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- O OAK J. Rudi S. Busby -0% 64% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Johnson to 3B; Tenace to 2B
b2 0-0 1 -23 OAK R. Fosse S. Busby 1% 65% Intentional Walk
b2 0-0 1 123 R OAK M. Trillo S. Busby 9% 75% Single; Johnson Scores; Tenace to 3B; Fosse to 2B
b2 1-0 1 123 RO OAK B. Campaneris S. Busby 1% 76% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Tenace Scores; Fosse to 3B
b2 2-0 2 1-3 RO OAK B. North S. Busby 5% 81% Trillo Picked off 1B (P-1B-2B-1B); Fosse Scores
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 3.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 7-8-9
t3 0-3 0 --- O KCR K. Bevacqua V. Blue 2% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-3 1 --- KCR H. McRae V. Blue -2% 81% Walk
t3 0-3 1 1-- O KCR F. Healy V. Blue 3% 83% Strikeout
t3 0-3 2 1-- O KCR F. Patek V. Blue 2% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 2-3-4
b3 3-0 0 --- OAK B. North S. Busby 2% 87% Single
b3 3-0 0 1-- O OAK S. Bando S. Busby -3% 84% North Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b3 3-0 1 --- O OAK S. Bando S. Busby -1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 3-0 2 --- O OAK R. Jackson S. Busby -0% 83% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 3.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 2-3-4
t4 0-3 0 --- KCR C. Rojas V. Blue -4% 79% Single
t4 0-3 0 1-- OO KCR A. Otis V. Blue 7% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t4 0-3 2 --- KCR J. Mayberry V. Blue -1% 85% Walk
t4 0-3 2 1-- KCR L. Piniella V. Blue -1% 85% Wild Pitch; Mayberry to 2B
t4 0-3 2 -2- O KCR L. Piniella V. Blue 3% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 5-6-7
b4 3-0 0 --- O OAK D. Johnson S. Busby -1% 86% Strikeout
b4 3-0 1 --- O OAK G. Tenace S. Busby -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
Angel Mangual pinch hits for Joe Rudi (LF) batting 7th
b4 3-0 2 --- O OAK A. Mangual S. Busby -0% 85% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 6-7-8
Angel Mangual moves from PH to LF
t5 0-3 0 --- O KCR P. Schaal V. Blue 2% 87% Flyball: RF
t5 0-3 1 --- O KCR K. Bevacqua V. Blue 1% 89% Flyball: RF
t5 0-3 2 --- O KCR H. McRae V. Blue 1% 90% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 8-9-1
b5 3-0 0 --- O OAK R. Fosse S. Busby -1% 89% Lineout: SS
b5 3-0 1 --- O OAK M. Trillo S. Busby -1% 88% Strikeout Looking
b5 3-0 2 --- OAK B. Campaneris S. Busby 0% 89% Single
b5 3-0 2 1-- O OAK B. North S. Busby -1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 9-1-2
t6 0-3 0 --- O KCR F. Healy V. Blue 2% 90% Popfly: 1B
t6 0-3 1 --- O KCR F. Patek V. Blue 1% 91% Flyball: CF
t6 0-3 2 --- O KCR C. Rojas V. Blue 1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 3-4-5
b6 3-0 0 --- O OAK S. Bando S. Busby -1% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 3-0 1 --- OAK R. Jackson S. Busby 1% 92% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b6 3-0 1 1-- OO OAK D. Johnson S. Busby -2% 91% Double Play: Strikeout, Baserunner Out Advancing; Jackson out at 2B/C-2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 3-4-5
t7 0-3 0 --- KCR A. Otis V. Blue -4% 87% Single to 3B
t7 0-3 0 1-- KCR J. Mayberry V. Blue -2% 85% Otis Steals 2B
t7 0-3 0 -2- KCR J. Mayberry V. Blue -2% 83% Wild Pitch; Otis to 3B
t7 0-3 0 --3 KCR J. Mayberry V. Blue -7% 76% Walk
t7 0-3 0 1-3 RO KCR L. Piniella V. Blue 6% 83% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Otis Scores
t7 1-3 1 1-- OO KCR P. Schaal V. Blue 7% 90% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Steve Busby facing 6-7-8
b7 3-1 0 --- O OAK G. Tenace S. Busby -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-1 1 --- OAK A. Mangual S. Busby 1% 90% Single
b7 3-1 1 1-- OAK R. Fosse S. Busby 1% 91% Mangual Steals 2B
b7 3-1 1 -2- O OAK R. Fosse S. Busby -1% 89% Strikeout Looking
b7 3-1 2 -2- O OAK M. Trillo S. Busby -1% 88% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Athletics 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 7-8-9
t8 1-3 0 --- O KCR K. Bevacqua V. Blue 3% 91% Lineout: RF
t8 1-3 1 --- O KCR H. McRae V. Blue 2% 93% Popfly: 1B
t8 1-3 2 --- R KCR F. Healy V. Blue -8% 85% Home Run
Rollie Fingers replaces Vida Blue pitching
Gail Hopkins pinch hits for Freddie Patek (SS) batting 1st
t8 2-3 2 --- O KCR G. Hopkins R. Fingers 3% 88% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Steve Busby facing 1-2-3
Frank White replaces Gail Hopkins (PH) playing SS batting 1st
b8 3-2 0 --- O OAK B. Campaneris S. Busby -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 3-2 1 --- O OAK B. North S. Busby -1% 85% Strikeout
b8 3-2 2 --- OAK S. Bando S. Busby 1% 86% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b8 3-2 2 1-- O OAK R. Jackson S. Busby -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 3.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Athletics' Rollie Fingers facing 2-3-4
t9 2-3 0 --- O KCR C. Rojas R. Fingers 7% 92% Foul Flyball: 1B
t9 2-3 1 --- O KCR A. Otis R. Fingers 5% 97% Strikeout
t9 2-3 2 --- O KCR J. Mayberry R. Fingers 3% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 3.

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