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DET
@BOS
3
13
TEX
@CAL
4
5
SEA
@CHW
5
3
BAL
@CLE
5
3
 
(6)
MIN
@MIL
3
8
TOR
@NYY
1
2
TOR
@NYY
3
2
KCR
@OAK
9
2
PHI
@ATL
10
4
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@HOU
4
5
CIN
@MON
4
5
 
(11)
STL
@SDP
1
3
PIT
@SFG
8
5
Wednesday, June 20, 1979, 7:35PM
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 1,503, Time of Game: 2:12
Royals
9
36-32
 Won 1 
2nd, 5 GB
at Athletics
2
20-49
 Lost 1 
7th, 21½ GB
L: Dave Hamilton (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  2  5   1  0  0   1  0  0    9 13  0
Athletics       0  0  0   1  0  0   1  0  0    2  8  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frank White 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .289 .326 .444 .771 -0.045 0.36 0.001 -0.046 -0.9 2 7 3B
George Brett 3B 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .331 .383 .540 .923 0.050 0.26 0.067 -0.017 0.9 1 2 2·3B
Al Cowens RF 5 1 2 2 0 0 5 .333 .385 .492 .876 0.038 0.33 0.048 -0.011 0.6 3 0
George Scott 1B 5 3 3 0 0 0 5 .249 .315 .392 .707 0.075 0.34 0.077 -0.002 0.9 10 1
Amos Otis CF 5 1 1 1 0 2 5 .299 .384 .430 .814 0.002 0.54 0.039 -0.037 -0.2 1 0
Darrell Porter DH 2 2 1 3 1 0 4 .303 .410 .498 .908 0.208 0.49 0.209 -0.001 2.6 HR,SF
John Wathan C 3 0 1 1 0 1 4 .242 .267 .358 .625 0.024 0.39 0.026 -0.002 -0.1 5 0 SF
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .237 .271 .272 .543 0.009 0.37 0.032 -0.023 0.3 2 3
Willie Wilson LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .326 .369 .470 .838 0.002 0.26 0.021 -0.019 0.5 2 0
Paul Splittorff P 1 0
Team Totals 38 9 13 9 1 4 41 .342 .341 .579 .920 0.363 0.37 0.520 -0.158 4.6 27 13
3B: G Brett 2 (11, 1 off D Hamilton, 1 off C Minetto); F White (1, off C Minetto).
HR: D Porter (9, off D Hamilton, 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
SF: J Wathan (2, off C Minetto); D Porter (6, off C Minetto).
TB: G Brett 6; D Porter 4; F White 3; G Scott 3; A Cowens 2; F Patek; J Wathan; A Otis; W Wilson.
RBI: D Porter 3 (53); A Cowens 2 (34); W Wilson (17); F Patek (13); A Otis (37); J Wathan (16).
2-out RBI: F Patek; W Wilson.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 5 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 3. G Brett-F White-G Scott; F Patek-F White-G Scott; F White-F Patek-G Scott.

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 0 0 1 0 4 .273 .424 .381 .806 0.025 0.35 0.036 -0.012 0.0 3 0 HBP
Dave Chalk SS 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .267 .313 .267 .579 -0.050 0.50 0.022 -0.072 1.1 0 3 GDP
Mike Heath LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .429 .500 1.286 1.786 -0.001 0.36 0.026 -0.027 -0.7 4 0 GDP
Dave Revering 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .277 .321 .406 .727 -0.042 0.39 0.000 -0.042 -1.3 6 0
Jeff Newman C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .231 .251 .426 .677 -0.013 0.38 0.015 -0.028 0.1 4 0
Mitchell Page DH 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .238 .311 .333 .644 0.052 0.36 0.053 -0.002 1.1
Tony Armas RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .171 .216 .229 .445 -0.078 0.62 0.003 -0.082 -1.2 7 0 GDP
Wayne Gross 3B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .243 .376 .421 .796 -0.033 0.32 0.000 -0.033 -1.5 2 0
Mike Edwards 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .247 .289 .295 .583 0.004 0.12 0.010 -0.006 -0.1 1 1
Dave Hamilton P 0 0
   Craig Minetto P 0 1
Team Totals 32 2 8 2 3 5 36 .250 .333 .250 .583 -0.136 0.38 0.165 -0.304 -2.4 27 5
HBP: D Murphy (1, by P Splittorff).
TB: M Page 2; D Chalk 2; M Heath; M Edwards; J Newman; T Armas.
GIDP: M Heath (1); T Armas (2); D Chalk (2).
RBI: D Chalk (1); M Page (20).
2-out RBI: D Chalk.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 8.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, W (9-5) 9 8 2 2 3 5 0 3.94 36 65 0.138 0.38 2.4
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 3 5 0 2.00 36 65 0.138 0.38 2.4

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Hamilton, L (2-2) 2.1 6 5 5 0 2 1 3.76 13 27 -0.241 0.82 -2.7
Craig Minetto 6.2 7 4 4 1 2 0 5.21 28 2 2 -0.122 0.16 -1.9
Team Totals 9 13 9 9 1 4 1 9.00 41 27 2 2 -0.363 0.37 -4.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: P Splittorff (2; D Murphy).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Reilly, 1B - John Shulock, 2B - Terry Cooney, 3B - Bill Kunkel.
Time of Game: 2:12.
Attendance: 1,503.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Oakland Athletics
1 Frank White 2B 1 Dwayne Murphy CF
2 George Brett 3B 2 Dave Chalk SS
3 Al Cowens RF 3 Mike Heath LF
4 George Scott 1B 4 Dave Revering 1B
5 Amos Otis CF 5 Jeff Newman C
6 Darrell Porter DH 6 Mitchell Page DH
7 John Wathan C 7 Tony Armas RF
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Wayne Gross 3B
9 Willie Wilson LF 9 Mike Edwards 2B
Paul Splittorff P Dave Hamilton P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 1 1-- RR KCR D. Porter D. Hamilton 18% 69% Home Run; Scott Scores
b1 0-0 0 1-- OO OAK D. Chalk P. Splittorff 7% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- KCR G. Brett D. Hamilton 6% 76% Triple to RF
b2 0-2 1 1-- OO OAK T. Armas P. Splittorff 6% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t3 2-0 1 --3 R KCR A. Cowens D. Hamilton 5% 80% Single to CF; Brett Scores

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' Dave Hamilton facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Hamilton -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Hamilton -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens D. Hamilton -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- OAK D. Murphy P. Splittorff -4% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- OO OAK D. Chalk P. Splittorff 7% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- OAK M. Heath P. Splittorff -1% 48% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O OAK D. Revering P. Splittorff 2% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Dave Hamilton facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- KCR G. Scott D. Hamilton 4% 54% Single to LF
t2 0-0 0 1-- O KCR A. Otis D. Hamilton -4% 50% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 1-- RR KCR D. Porter D. Hamilton 18% 69% Home Run; Scott Scores
t2 2-0 1 --- KCR J. Wathan D. Hamilton 2% 70% Single to LF
t2 2-0 1 1-- O KCR F. Patek D. Hamilton -2% 68% Strikeout
t2 2-0 2 1-- O KCR W. Wilson D. Hamilton -2% 66% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- O OAK J. Newman P. Splittorff 2% 69% Flyball: RF
b2 0-2 1 --- OAK M. Page P. Splittorff -3% 66% Single to CF
b2 0-2 1 1-- OO OAK T. Armas P. Splittorff 6% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Dave Hamilton facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Hamilton -2% 70% Popfly: 1B
t3 2-0 1 --- KCR G. Brett D. Hamilton 6% 76% Triple to RF
t3 2-0 1 --3 R KCR A. Cowens D. Hamilton 5% 80% Single to CF; Brett Scores
t3 3-0 1 1-- KCR G. Scott D. Hamilton 4% 84% Single to CF; Cowens to 3B
Craig Minetto replaces Dave Hamilton pitching
t3 3-0 1 1-3 R KCR A. Otis C. Minetto 4% 88% Single to CF; Cowens Scores; Scott to 2B
t3 4-0 1 12- KCR D. Porter C. Minetto 2% 90% Walk; Scott to 3B; Otis to 2B
t3 4-0 1 123 RO KCR J. Wathan C. Minetto 1% 91% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Scott Scores; Otis to 3B
t3 5-0 2 1-3 R KCR F. Patek C. Minetto 3% 94% Single to RF; Otis Scores; Porter to 3B
t3 6-0 2 1-3 R KCR W. Wilson C. Minetto 2% 96% Single to LF; Porter Scores; Patek to 2B
t3 7-0 2 12- O KCR F. White C. Minetto -1% 96% Popfly: 1B
5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 7, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-7, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
b3 0-7 0 --- O OAK W. Gross P. Splittorff 1% 97% Flyball: CF
b3 0-7 1 --- O OAK M. Edwards P. Splittorff 0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-7 2 --- O OAK D. Murphy P. Splittorff 0% 97% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-0, Athletics' Craig Minetto facing 2-3-4
t4 7-0 0 --- KCR G. Brett C. Minetto 1% 98% Triple (LF-CF)
t4 7-0 0 --3 R KCR A. Cowens C. Minetto 0% 99% Single to CF; Brett Scores
t4 8-0 0 1-- O KCR G. Scott C. Minetto -0% 98% Flyball: RF
t4 8-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis C. Minetto -0% 98% Strikeout
t4 8-0 2 1-- O KCR D. Porter C. Minetto -0% 98% Foul Popfly: 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-8, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
b4 0-8 0 --- OAK D. Chalk P. Splittorff -1% 97% Single to CF
b4 0-8 0 1-- OAK M. Heath P. Splittorff -1% 96% Single to LF; Chalk to 2B
b4 0-8 0 12- O OAK D. Revering P. Splittorff 1% 97% Popfly: SS
b4 0-8 1 12- OAK J. Newman P. Splittorff -1% 96% Single to LF; Chalk to 3B; Heath to 2B
b4 0-8 1 123 R OAK M. Page P. Splittorff -3% 93% Single to CF; Chalk Scores; Heath to 3B; Newman to 2B
b4 1-8 1 123 O OAK T. Armas P. Splittorff 3% 96% Strikeout
b4 1-8 2 123 O OAK W. Gross P. Splittorff 2% 98% Strikeout
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 8, Athletics 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-1, Athletics' Craig Minetto facing 7-8-9
t5 8-1 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan C. Minetto -0% 98% Flyball: RF
t5 8-1 1 --- O KCR F. Patek C. Minetto -0% 98% Flyball: RF
t5 8-1 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson C. Minetto -0% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-8, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 9-1-2
b5 1-8 0 --- OAK M. Edwards P. Splittorff -1% 97% Single to LF
b5 1-8 0 1-- O OAK D. Murphy P. Splittorff 1% 98% Foul Popfly: 3B
b5 1-8 1 1-- OAK D. Chalk P. Splittorff -1% 97% Walk; Edwards to 2B
b5 1-8 1 12- OO OAK M. Heath P. Splittorff 2% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, Athletics 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-1, Athletics' Craig Minetto facing 1-2-3
t6 8-1 0 --- O KCR F. White C. Minetto -0% 99% Flyball: LF
t6 8-1 1 --- O KCR G. Brett C. Minetto -0% 98% Flyball: CF
t6 8-1 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens C. Minetto -0% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-8, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
b6 1-8 0 --- O OAK D. Revering P. Splittorff 0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 1-8 1 --- O OAK J. Newman P. Splittorff 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-8 2 --- O OAK M. Page P. Splittorff 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Athletics 1.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-1, Athletics' Craig Minetto facing 4-5-6
t7 8-1 0 --- KCR G. Scott C. Minetto 0% 99% Single to RF
t7 8-1 0 1-- O KCR A. Otis C. Minetto -0% 99% Flyball: CF; Scott to 2B
t7 8-1 1 -2- RO KCR D. Porter C. Minetto 0% 100% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Scott Scores
t7 9-1 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan C. Minetto -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 9, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-9, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
b7 1-9 0 --- OAK T. Armas P. Splittorff -0% 99% Single to LF
b7 1-9 0 1-- O OAK W. Gross P. Splittorff 0% 100% Strikeout
b7 1-9 1 1-- O OAK M. Edwards P. Splittorff 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B; Armas to 2B
b7 1-9 2 -2- OAK D. Murphy P. Splittorff -0% 100% Hit By Pitch
b7 1-9 2 12- R OAK D. Chalk P. Splittorff -0% 99% Single to CF; Armas Scores; Murphy to 3B
b7 2-9 2 1-3 O OAK M. Heath P. Splittorff 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 9, Athletics 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-2, Athletics' Craig Minetto facing 8-9-1
t8 9-2 0 --- O KCR F. Patek C. Minetto -0% 100% Flyball: LF
t8 9-2 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson C. Minetto -0% 100% Flyball: LF
t8 9-2 2 --- KCR F. White C. Minetto 0% 100% Triple to RF
t8 9-2 2 --3 O KCR G. Brett C. Minetto -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 9, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-9, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
b8 2-9 0 --- O OAK D. Revering P. Splittorff 0% 100% Flyball: LF
b8 2-9 1 --- O OAK J. Newman P. Splittorff 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 2-9 2 --- O OAK M. Page P. Splittorff 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 9, Athletics 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-2, Athletics' Craig Minetto facing 3-4-5
t9 9-2 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens C. Minetto -0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 9-2 1 --- O KCR G. Scott C. Minetto -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
t9 9-2 2 --- O KCR A. Otis C. Minetto -0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 9, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-9, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
b9 2-9 0 --- O OAK T. Armas P. Splittorff 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b9 2-9 1 --- O OAK W. Gross P. Splittorff 0% 100% Strikeout
b9 2-9 2 --- O OAK M. Edwards P. Splittorff 0% 100% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 9, Athletics 2.

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