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Wednesday, May 28, 1980, 1:35PM
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 4,094, Time of Game: 2:33
Royals
3
25-18
 Lost 1 
1st
at Athletics
6
23-21
 Won 1 
3rd, 2½ GB
W: Rick Langford (4-3)
L: Rich Gale (1-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          2  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    3  9  2
Athletics       4  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  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 LF 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .305 .340 .395 .735 0.017 0.78 0.077 -0.061 0.2 2 0 2B
Frank White 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .294 .313 .359 .671 0.049 0.81 0.075 -0.026 0.6 0 0
George Brett 3B 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .280 .362 .504 .866 0.084 1.12 0.125 -0.041 1.1 1 0
Darrell Porter DH 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .304 .348 .456 .804 -0.023 0.69 0.015 -0.038 -0.4
Amos Otis CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .133 .188 .200 .388 -0.078 0.79 0.000 -0.078 -1.0 9 0
John Wathan C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .341 .409 .442 .851 0.043 0.71 0.076 -0.034 0.6 3 1 SB
Willie Aikens 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .229 .351 .340 .691 -0.077 1.09 0.000 -0.077 -0.8 3 1
   Pete LaCock PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .146 .192 .188 .380 0.020 0.37 0.020 0.000 0.2
Clint Hurdle RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .257 .322 .476 .798 -0.070 0.74 0.000 -0.070 -0.9 3 0
   Steve Braun PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .045 .125 .045 .170 -0.022 0.88 0.000 -0.022 -0.3
U.L. Washington SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .286 .340 .379 .718 -0.032 0.60 0.021 -0.052 -0.5 3 1
Rich Gale P 0 0
   Marty Pattin P 0 2
Team Totals 35 3 9 3 2 1 37 .257 .297 .286 .583 -0.089 0.79 0.409 -0.499 -1.2 24 5
2B: W Wilson (8, off R Langford).
TB: W Wilson 3; F White 2; J Wathan; U Washington; D Porter; G Brett; P LaCock.
RBI: G Brett 2 (26); D Porter (23).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
PB: J Wathan (2).
E: U Washington (6); J Wathan (3).
Baserunning
SB: J Wathan (3, 2nd base off R Langford/J Newman).

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rickey Henderson LF 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .262 .380 .331 .712 -0.050 0.50 0.024 -0.074 -1.0 1 0 CS
Dwayne Murphy CF 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 .302 .407 .403 .810 0.133 0.63 0.138 -0.005 1.6 4 0 2·SB
Mitchell Page DH 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .252 .380 .296 .676 0.137 0.80 0.150 -0.012 1.2 SB
Wayne Gross 1B 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .283 .364 .469 .833 0.165 0.90 0.179 -0.014 1.4 9 1 SB
Tony Armas RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .294 .335 .451 .786 0.011 0.66 0.053 -0.042 0.3 3 1 SB
Jeff Newman C 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .221 .272 .385 .657 -0.011 0.61 0.012 -0.023 -0.6 1 0 SB
Mickey Klutts SS 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .281 .317 .368 .685 0.074 0.51 0.096 -0.022 0.4 4 0
Mike Edwards 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.008 0.33 0.025 -0.017 0.1 1 6 SB
Dave McKay 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .167 .219 .333 .552 -0.055 0.50 0.000 -0.055 -1.2 3 2
Rick Langford P 1 1
Team Totals 33 6 9 3 4 3 37 .273 .351 .273 .624 0.412 0.61 0.677 -0.264 2.3 27 11
TB: M Page 2; M Klutts 2; D Murphy 2; M Edwards; T Armas; W Gross.
RBI: M Klutts (8); W Gross (22); T Armas (30).
2-out RBI: M Klutts.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: T Armas (G Brett at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: M Page (8, 2nd base off R Gale/J Wathan); D Murphy 2 (10, Home off R Gale/J Wathan, 2nd base off M Pattin/J Wathan); J Newman (2, 2nd base off R Gale/J Wathan); W Gross (5, Home off R Gale/J Wathan); T Armas (1, 2nd base off M Pattin/J Wathan); M Edwards (1, 2nd base off M Pattin/J Wathan).
CS: R Henderson (4, 2nd base by M Pattin/J Wathan).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rich Gale, L (1-6) 0.2 3 4 4 2 0 0 6.29 7 28 -0.389 1.22 -3.8
Marty Pattin 7.1 6 2 2 2 3 0 3.62 30 1 0 -0.022 0.42 1.4
Team Totals 8 9 6 6 4 3 0 6.75 37 28 1 0 -0.411 0.61 -2.3

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Langford, W (4-3) 9 9 3 3 2 1 0 3.30 37 56 0.089 0.79 1.2
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 2 1 0 3.00 37 56 0.089 0.79 1.2
Balks: None.
WP: R Gale (1); R Langford (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dave Phillips, 1B - Steve Palermo, 2B - Derryl Cousins, 3B - Al Clark.
Time of Game: 2:33.
Attendance: 4,094.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Oakland Athletics
1 Willie Wilson LF 1 Rickey Henderson LF
2 Frank White 2B 2 Dwayne Murphy CF
3 George Brett 3B 3 Mitchell Page DH
4 Darrell Porter DH 4 Wayne Gross 1B
5 Amos Otis CF 5 Tony Armas RF
6 John Wathan C 6 Jeff Newman C
7 Willie Aikens 1B 7 Mickey Klutts SS
8 Clint Hurdle RF 8 Mike Edwards 2B
9 U.L. Washington SS 9 Dave McKay 3B
Rich Gale P Rick Langford P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 0 12- R KCR G. Brett R. Langford -13% 28% Single to RF; Wilson Scores; White to 3B
b1 2-2 2 1-3 R OAK M. Klutts R. Gale 9% 64% Gross Steals Hm; Newman Steals 2B
b1 3-2 2 -2- R OAK M. Klutts R. Gale 9% 73% Single to CF; Newman Scores
b1 0-2 1 1-3 R OAK W. Gross R. Gale 8% 49% Murphy Steals Hm; Page Steals 2B; Page to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b1 0-2 1 1-- OAK M. Page R. Gale 7% 41% Single to CF; Murphy to 3B

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' Rick Langford facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson R. Langford -4% 46% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCR F. White R. Langford -6% 41% Single to LF; Wilson to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- R KCR G. Brett R. Langford -13% 28% Single to RF; Wilson Scores; White to 3B
t1 1-0 0 1-3 RO KCR D. Porter R. Langford 2% 30% Single to RF; White Scores; Brett out at 3B/RF-3B
t1 2-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis R. Langford 2% 32% Lineout: 2B
t1 2-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Wathan R. Langford 2% 34% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O OAK R. Henderson R. Gale -2% 31% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- OAK D. Murphy R. Gale 3% 34% Single to RF
b1 0-2 1 1-- OAK M. Page R. Gale 7% 41% Single to CF; Murphy to 3B
b1 0-2 1 1-3 R OAK W. Gross R. Gale 8% 49% Murphy Steals Hm; Page Steals 2B; Page to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b1 1-2 1 --3 R OAK W. Gross R. Gale 4% 52% Passed Ball; Page Scores
b1 2-2 1 --- OAK W. Gross R. Gale 2% 55% Walk
b1 2-2 1 1-- OAK T. Armas R. Gale 2% 57% Wild Pitch; Gross to 2B
b1 2-2 1 -2- O OAK T. Armas R. Gale -3% 54% Flyball: RF; Gross to 3B
b1 2-2 2 --3 OAK J. Newman R. Gale 1% 55% Walk
b1 2-2 2 1-3 R OAK M. Klutts R. Gale 9% 64% Gross Steals Hm; Newman Steals 2B
b1 3-2 2 -2- R OAK M. Klutts R. Gale 9% 73% Single to CF; Newman Scores
Marty Pattin replaces Rich Gale pitching
b1 4-2 2 1-- OAK M. Edwards M. Pattin 2% 74% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Klutts to 3B
b1 4-2 2 1-3 O OAK D. McKay M. Pattin -3% 71% Flyball: LF
4 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 4.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 7-8-9
t2 2-4 0 --- O KCR W. Aikens R. Langford 2% 73% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 2-4 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle R. Langford 2% 75% Flyball: RF
t2 2-4 2 --- O KCR U. Washington R. Langford 1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 1-2-3
b2 4-2 0 --- OAK R. Henderson M. Pattin 2% 78% Walk
b2 4-2 0 1-- O OAK D. Murphy M. Pattin -4% 74% Henderson Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b2 4-2 1 --- OAK D. Murphy M. Pattin 2% 76% Walk
b2 4-2 1 1-- OAK M. Page M. Pattin 5% 81% Single to RF; Murphy to 3B
b2 4-2 1 1-3 R OAK W. Gross M. Pattin 5% 85% Single to LF; Murphy Scores; Page to 2B
b2 5-2 1 12- R OAK T. Armas M. Pattin 5% 90% Single to LF; Page Scores; Gross to 2B
b2 6-2 1 12- O OAK J. Newman M. Pattin -1% 89% Lineout: RF; Gross to 3B
b2 6-2 2 1-3 OAK M. Klutts M. Pattin 0% 89% Armas Steals 2B
b2 6-2 2 -23 O OAK M. Klutts M. Pattin -2% 87% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 6.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 2-6, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 1-2-3
t3 2-6 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson R. Langford 2% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 2-6 1 --- KCR F. White R. Langford -2% 87% Single to CF
t3 2-6 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett R. Langford 2% 89% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t3 2-6 2 1-- KCR D. Porter R. Langford -2% 88% Walk; Brett to 2B
t3 2-6 2 12- O KCR A. Otis R. Langford 3% 91% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-2, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 8-9-1
b3 6-2 0 --- O OAK M. Edwards M. Pattin -1% 90% Flyball: CF
b3 6-2 1 --- O OAK D. McKay M. Pattin -0% 89% Flyball: RF
b3 6-2 2 --- O OAK R. Henderson M. Pattin -0% 89% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 6.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-6, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 6-7-8
t4 2-6 0 --- KCR J. Wathan R. Langford -3% 86% Walk
t4 2-6 0 1-- O KCR W. Aikens R. Langford 3% 89% Flyball: CF
t4 2-6 1 1-- KCR C. Hurdle R. Langford -1% 88% Wathan Steals 2B
t4 2-6 1 -2- KCR C. Hurdle R. Langford -1% 87% Wild Pitch; Wathan to 3B
t4 2-6 1 --3 O KCR C. Hurdle R. Langford 4% 90% Flyball: LF
t4 2-6 2 --3 O KCR U. Washington R. Langford 2% 92% Foul Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-2, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 2-3-4
b4 6-2 0 --- OAK D. Murphy M. Pattin 1% 93% Single to RF
b4 6-2 0 1-- O OAK M. Page M. Pattin -1% 92% Flyball: CF
b4 6-2 1 1-- OAK W. Gross M. Pattin 1% 93% Murphy Steals 2B
b4 6-2 1 -2- O OAK W. Gross M. Pattin -1% 92% Strikeout
b4 6-2 2 -2- O OAK T. Armas M. Pattin -1% 91% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 6.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-6, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 1-2-3
t5 2-6 0 --- KCR W. Wilson R. Langford -4% 87% Double to RF
t5 2-6 0 -2- O KCR F. White R. Langford 2% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wilson to 3B
t5 2-6 1 --3 RO KCR G. Brett R. Langford 0% 89% Groundout: 1B-P; Wilson Scores
t5 3-6 2 --- O KCR D. Porter R. Langford 1% 89% Lineout: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-3, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 6-7-8
b5 6-3 0 --- O OAK J. Newman M. Pattin -1% 89% Foul Popfly: 3B
b5 6-3 1 --- OAK M. Klutts M. Pattin 1% 90% Single to LF
b5 6-3 1 1-- O OAK M. Edwards M. Pattin -1% 89% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 6-3 2 1-- OAK D. McKay M. Pattin 0% 89% Edwards Steals 2B
b5 6-3 2 -2- O OAK D. McKay M. Pattin -1% 88% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 6.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-6, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 5-6-7
t6 3-6 0 --- O KCR A. Otis R. Langford 2% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 3-6 1 --- KCR J. Wathan R. Langford -3% 87% Single to CF
t6 3-6 1 1-- O KCR W. Aikens R. Langford 3% 90% Flyball: CF
t6 3-6 2 1-- O KCR C. Hurdle R. Langford 2% 92% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-3, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 1-2-3
b6 6-3 0 --- O OAK R. Henderson M. Pattin -1% 91% Flyball: CF
b6 6-3 1 --- O OAK D. Murphy M. Pattin -0% 91% Flyball: CF
b6 6-3 2 --- O OAK M. Page M. Pattin -0% 91% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 6.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-6, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 9-1-2
t7 3-6 0 --- O KCR U. Washington R. Langford 2% 93% Foul Popfly: 3B
t7 3-6 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson R. Langford 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 3-6 2 --- O KCR F. White R. Langford 1% 95% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-3, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 4-5-6
b7 6-3 0 --- O OAK W. Gross M. Pattin -0% 94% Lineout: 1B
b7 6-3 1 --- O OAK T. Armas M. Pattin -0% 94% Flyball: CF
b7 6-3 2 --- O OAK J. Newman M. Pattin -0% 94% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 6.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-6, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 3-4-5
t8 3-6 0 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Langford 2% 96% Flyball: RF
t8 3-6 1 --- O KCR D. Porter R. Langford 1% 97% Lineout: CF
t8 3-6 2 --- O KCR A. Otis R. Langford 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-3, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 7-8-9
b8 6-3 0 --- O OAK M. Klutts M. Pattin -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 6-3 1 --- OAK M. Edwards M. Pattin 0% 98% Single to CF
b8 6-3 1 1-- O OAK D. McKay M. Pattin -0% 97% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b8 6-3 2 1-- O OAK R. Henderson M. Pattin -0% 97% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 6.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-6, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 6-7-8
t9 3-6 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan R. Langford 2% 99% Lineout: CF
Pete LaCock pinch hits for Willie Aikens (1B) batting 7th
t9 3-6 1 --- KCR P. LaCock R. Langford -2% 97% Single to LF
Steve Braun pinch hits for Clint Hurdle (RF) batting 8th
t9 3-6 1 1-- O KCR S. Braun R. Langford 2% 99% Popfly: 1B
t9 3-6 2 1-- KCR U. Washington R. Langford -2% 97% Single to LF; LaCock to 2B
t9 3-6 2 12- O KCR W. Wilson R. Langford 3% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Athletics 6.

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