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DET
@BOS
8
9
TEX
@CAL
0
5
SEA
@CHW
5
1
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@CLE
8
7
KCR
@OAK
3
2
PHI
@ATL
5
10
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@HOU
2
3
 
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@LAD
3
7
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@MON
3
2
STL
@SDP
2
3
Monday, June 18, 1979, 7:35PM
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 6,864, Time of Game: 2:42
Royals
3
35-31
 Won 1 
2nd, 5 GB
at Athletics
2
19-48
 Lost 8 
7th, 21½ GB
W: Larry Gura (4-6)
L: Mike Norris (3-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  1    3 10  0
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    2  6  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson LF 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .330 .373 .477 .850 -0.125 0.94 0.000 -0.125 -1.3 0 0
George Brett 3B 5 1 2 1 0 2 5 .329 .383 .531 .914 0.017 1.26 0.116 -0.099 0.6 1 2 2B
Amos Otis CF 2 1 1 0 2 1 5 .307 .394 .444 .838 0.160 1.25 0.170 -0.010 1.2 2 0 SH,IW
Darrell Porter C 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .295 .400 .480 .880 -0.144 1.89 0.009 -0.154 -1.8 5 1 SH
George Scott 1B 4 0 2 2 0 1 4 .231 .298 .370 .668 0.177 1.54 0.221 -0.044 0.9 11 1
Al Cowens RF 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .331 .382 .491 .873 0.038 1.16 0.095 -0.057 0.2 4 0 2B,CS
Steve Braun DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .292 .378 .492 .871 -0.174 1.67 0.000 -0.174 -1.5
Frank White 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .294 .333 .444 .778 -0.008 1.13 0.068 -0.076 -0.1 2 2 SB
Todd Cruz SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .194 .231 .290 .521 -0.008 0.91 0.041 -0.050 0.3 1 4
Larry Gura P 1 3
   Al Hrabosky P 0 0
Team Totals 35 3 10 3 3 12 40 .286 .342 .343 .685 -0.067 1.30 0.720 -0.789 -1.4 27 13
2B: A Cowens (4, off M Norris); G Brett (17, off M Norris).
SH: A Otis (4, off M Norris); D Porter (2, off M Norris).
IBB: A Otis (2, by B Lacey).
TB: A Cowens 4; G Brett 3; G Scott 2; T Cruz; A Otis; F White.
RBI: G Scott 2 (27); G Brett (37).
2-out RBI: G Brett.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Baserunning
SB: F White (10, 2nd base off M Norris/J Newman).
CS: A Cowens (6, 2nd base by M Norris/J Newman).

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dwayne Murphy CF 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .280 .426 .392 .818 0.007 0.91 0.090 -0.083 -0.1 0 0 2·CS
Mike Edwards 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .246 .289 .295 .584 -0.063 1.31 0.043 -0.106 -0.4 2 2
Derek Bryant LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .164 .218 .192 .410 -0.094 1.20 0.000 -0.094 -0.8 1 0
Dave Revering 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .278 .323 .398 .722 -0.072 1.11 0.031 -0.104 -0.1 8 1 3B
Jeff Newman C 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .231 .251 .429 .680 0.018 1.14 0.088 -0.069 1.1 12 1 HR
Mitchell Page DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .228 .305 .306 .611 0.059 1.45 0.118 -0.059 -0.1
Tony Armas RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .177 .227 .242 .469 -0.143 1.96 0.032 -0.175 -0.5 2 0
Wayne Gross 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .247 .384 .418 .801 -0.187 1.93 0.000 -0.187 -0.9 1 2
Rob Picciolo SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .190 .190 .262 .452 -0.092 1.17 0.000 -0.092 -0.6 1 1
Mike Norris P 0 1
   Bob Lacey P 0 0
Team Totals 31 2 6 2 4 4 35 .194 .286 .355 .641 -0.567 1.33 0.402 -0.969 -2.4 27 8
3B: D Revering (1, off L Gura).
HR: J Newman (12, off L Gura, 9th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: J Newman 4; D Revering 3; M Page; D Murphy; T Armas; M Edwards.
RBI: J Newman 2 (41).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
E: M Edwards (9).
Baserunning
CS: D Murphy 2 (10, 2nd base by L Gura/D Porter, 2nd base by L Gura POCS).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura, W (4-6) 8.1 6 2 2 4 2 1 5.49 33 61 0.361 1.18 1.9
Al Hrabosky, S (8) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.00 2 1 0 0.207 4.07 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 4 4 1 2.00 35 61 1 0 0.568 1.33 2.4

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Norris, L (3-4) 8.2 10 3 2 2 12 0 5.06 38 64 0.062 1.36 1.1
Bob Lacey 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.15 2 1 0 0.006 0.20 0.3
Team Totals 9 10 3 2 3 12 0 2.00 40 64 1 0 0.068 1.30 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: B Lacey (7; A Otis).
Pickoffs: L Gura (2; D Murphy, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Terry Cooney, 1B - Bill Kunkel, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - John Shulock.
Time of Game: 2:42.
Attendance: 6,864.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Oakland Athletics
1 Willie Wilson LF 1 Dwayne Murphy CF
2 George Brett 3B 2 Mike Edwards 2B
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Derek Bryant LF
4 Darrell Porter C 4 Dave Revering 1B
5 George Scott 1B 5 Jeff Newman C
6 Al Cowens RF 6 Mitchell Page DH
7 Steve Braun DH 7 Tony Armas RF
8 Frank White 2B 8 Wayne Gross 3B
9 Todd Cruz SS 9 Rob Picciolo SS
Larry Gura P Mike Norris P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 0-0 1 -23 RR KCR G. Scott M. Norris 19% 87% Single to LF; Brett Scores; Otis Scores/unER
b9 2-3 1 1-- O OAK T. Armas A. Hrabosky 11% 90% Strikeout
t6 0-0 2 123 O KCR S. Braun M. Norris -11% 43% Flyball: RF
t8 0-0 0 1-- KCR A. Otis M. Norris 10% 67% Reached on E4/Sacrifice Bunt; Brett to 2B
b9 2-3 2 1-- O OAK W. Gross A. Hrabosky 10% 100% Strikeout

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' Mike Norris facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson M. Norris -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Norris -2% 46% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Norris -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O OAK D. Murphy L. Gura 2% 47% Foul Popfly: 1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O OAK M. Edwards L. Gura 2% 49% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-0 2 --- O OAK D. Bryant L. Gura 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Norris -2% 48% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR G. Scott M. Norris -2% 46% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- KCR A. Cowens M. Norris 2% 48% Double to LF
t2 0-0 2 -2- O KCR S. Braun M. Norris -3% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O OAK D. Revering L. Gura 2% 47% Foul Popfly: C
b2 0-0 1 --- OAK J. Newman L. Gura -3% 45% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- O OAK M. Page L. Gura 3% 48% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 1-- O OAK T. Armas L. Gura 2% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- KCR F. White M. Norris 4% 54% Single to CF
t3 0-0 0 1-- KCR T. Cruz M. Norris 3% 57% White Steals 2B
t3 0-0 0 -2- KCR T. Cruz M. Norris 3% 60% Walk
t3 0-0 0 12- O KCR W. Wilson M. Norris -6% 54% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 1 12- O KCR G. Brett M. Norris -5% 49% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 2 12- KCR A. Otis M. Norris 3% 53% Single to P; White to 3B; Cruz to 2B
t3 0-0 2 123 O KCR D. Porter M. Norris -8% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O OAK W. Gross L. Gura 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O OAK R. Picciolo L. Gura 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- OAK D. Murphy L. Gura -1% 47% Single to 1B/Bunt
b3 0-0 2 1-- O OAK M. Edwards L. Gura 3% 50% Murphy Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-2B-P)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 5-6-7
t4 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Scott M. Norris -3% 47% Groundout: P-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- KCR A. Cowens M. Norris 3% 50% Single to LF
t4 0-0 1 1-- O KCR S. Braun M. Norris -5% 45% Cowens Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t4 0-0 2 --- O KCR S. Braun M. Norris -1% 44% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- OAK M. Edwards L. Gura -4% 40% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b4 0-0 0 1-- O OAK D. Bryant L. Gura 2% 42% Groundout: P-1B; Edwards to 2B
b4 0-0 1 -2- O OAK D. Revering L. Gura 4% 46% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 2 -2- O OAK J. Newman L. Gura 4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 8-9-1
t5 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. White M. Norris -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-0 1 --- O KCR T. Cruz M. Norris -2% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-0 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson M. Norris -1% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 6-7-8
b5 0-0 0 --- O OAK M. Page L. Gura 3% 46% Strikeout
b5 0-0 1 --- OAK T. Armas L. Gura -3% 43% Single to LF
b5 0-0 1 1-- O OAK W. Gross L. Gura 2% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Armas to 2B
b5 0-0 2 -2- O OAK R. Picciolo L. Gura 5% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 2-3-4
t6 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Norris -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t6 0-0 1 --- KCR A. Otis M. Norris 4% 50% Walk
t6 0-0 1 1-- O KCR D. Porter M. Norris -4% 46% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t6 0-0 2 1-- KCR G. Scott M. Norris 3% 49% Single to RF; Porter to 2B
t6 0-0 2 12- KCR A. Cowens M. Norris 4% 53% Single to CF; Porter to 3B; Scott to 2B
t6 0-0 2 123 O KCR S. Braun M. Norris -11% 43% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
b6 0-0 0 --- OAK D. Murphy L. Gura -5% 37% Walk
b6 0-0 0 1-- O OAK M. Edwards L. Gura 5% 42% Bunt Popfly: 3B
b6 0-0 1 1-- O OAK D. Bryant L. Gura 4% 46% Popfly: 2B
b6 0-0 2 1-- O OAK D. Revering L. Gura 4% 50% Murphy Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 8-9-1
t7 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. White M. Norris -4% 46% Strikeout
t7 0-0 1 --- O KCR T. Cruz M. Norris -3% 43% Foul Popfly: 1B
t7 0-0 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson M. Norris -2% 41% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
b7 0-0 0 --- O OAK D. Revering L. Gura 4% 45% Lineout: RF
b7 0-0 1 --- O OAK J. Newman L. Gura 3% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 0-0 2 --- OAK M. Page L. Gura -2% 46% Single to 1B (Ground Ball)
b7 0-0 2 1-- O OAK T. Armas L. Gura 4% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 2-3-4
t8 0-0 0 --- KCR G. Brett M. Norris 7% 57% Single to CF
t8 0-0 0 1-- KCR A. Otis M. Norris 10% 67% Reached on E4/Sacrifice Bunt; Brett to 2B
t8 0-0 0 12- O KCR D. Porter M. Norris 1% 68% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Brett to 3B; Otis to 2B
t8 0-0 1 -23 RR KCR G. Scott M. Norris 19% 87% Single to LF; Brett Scores; Otis Scores/unER
t8 2-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Cowens M. Norris -1% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Scott to 2B
t8 2-0 2 -2- O KCR S. Braun M. Norris -2% 84% Foul Popfly: 1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 8-9-1
b8 0-2 0 --- O OAK W. Gross L. Gura 4% 88% Flyball: RF
b8 0-2 1 --- O OAK R. Picciolo L. Gura 3% 91% Strikeout Looking
b8 0-2 2 --- OAK D. Murphy L. Gura -3% 89% Walk
b8 0-2 2 1-- O OAK M. Edwards L. Gura 4% 93% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 8-9-1
t9 2-0 0 --- O KCR F. White M. Norris -1% 92% Strikeout Looking
t9 2-0 1 --- KCR T. Cruz M. Norris 1% 93% Single to LF
t9 2-0 1 1-- O KCR W. Wilson M. Norris -1% 92% Strikeout
t9 2-0 2 1-- R KCR G. Brett M. Norris 5% 97% Double to LF; Cruz Scores
Bob Lacey replaces Mike Norris pitching
t9 3-0 2 -2- KCR A. Otis B. Lacey 0% 97% Intentional Walk
t9 3-0 2 12- O KCR D. Porter B. Lacey -1% 96% Foul Popfly: 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Larry Gura facing 3-4-5
b9 0-3 0 --- O OAK D. Bryant L. Gura 2% 98% Flyball: RF
b9 0-3 1 --- OAK D. Revering L. Gura -3% 95% Triple to RF
b9 0-3 1 --3 RR OAK J. Newman L. Gura -6% 89% Home Run; Revering Scores
b9 2-3 1 --- OAK M. Page L. Gura -10% 79% Walk
Al Hrabosky replaces Larry Gura pitching
b9 2-3 1 1-- O OAK T. Armas A. Hrabosky 11% 90% Strikeout
b9 2-3 2 1-- O OAK W. Gross A. Hrabosky 10% 100% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 2.

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