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@CAL
8
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@CLE
9
11
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@CLE
5
3
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@DET
3
10
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@DET
5
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@NYY
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2
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@CIN
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@MON
1
5
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@PIT
3
6
Saturday, September 14, 1985,
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 30,628, Time of Game: 2:22
Royals
2
81-59
 Won 4 
1st
at Athletics
1
69-73
 Lost 3 
4th, 13 GB
W: Bret Saberhagen (18-6)
L: Tommy John (4-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    2  5  0
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  3  3

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lonnie Smith LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .258 .339 .365 .704 0.053 0.75 0.089 -0.035 0.5 0 0
   Omar Moreno CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .277 .443 .721 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Lynn Jones CF-LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .231 .271 .276 .547 -0.094 1.14 0.000 -0.094 -0.8 2 0 SH
George Brett 3B 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .337 .440 .577 1.017 -0.058 0.94 0.037 -0.095 -0.6 2 0
Hal McRae DH 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .261 .350 .467 .818 0.298 1.20 0.349 -0.051 1.8 HR,2B
Frank White 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .244 .278 .408 .686 -0.060 0.84 0.000 -0.060 -0.7 2 2
Steve Balboni 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .244 .303 .479 .782 -0.009 0.77 0.023 -0.032 -0.1 6 1
Darryl Motley RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .233 .267 .437 .703 -0.153 1.23 0.013 -0.166 -1.3 1 0 GDP
Jim Sundberg C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .246 .308 .388 .696 -0.070 0.91 0.000 -0.070 -0.6 12 0
Onix Concepcion SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .205 .255 .249 .504 -0.058 0.77 0.000 -0.058 -0.5 0 2
Bret Saberhagen P 1 2
Team Totals 32 2 5 2 0 3 33 .156 .156 .281 .438 -0.151 0.95 0.511 -0.661 -2.2 27 7
2B: H McRae (18, off T John).
HR: H McRae (14, off T John, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out).
SH: L Jones (4, off T John).
TB: H McRae 6; L Smith 2; D Motley.
GIDP: D Motley (15).
RBI: H McRae 2 (68).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 5.

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alfredo Griffin SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .265 .288 .328 .617 -0.017 1.18 0.061 -0.077 -0.1 1 4 SB
Tony Phillips 3B-2B 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .266 .293 .418 .710 0.115 1.21 0.172 -0.057 0.9 0 6 2B
Bruce Bochte 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .304 .383 .450 .833 -0.079 2.17 0.052 -0.131 -0.3 15 1 SB
Dave Kingman DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .237 .308 .415 .723 -0.163 1.84 0.000 -0.163 -0.9
Mike Davis RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .291 .353 .492 .845 -0.203 1.88 0.000 -0.203 -1.1 4 0
Dwayne Murphy CF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .230 .343 .406 .749 -0.031 1.14 0.032 -0.064 -0.1 3 0
Jose Canseco LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .174 .240 .304 .544 -0.082 1.13 0.000 -0.082 -0.5 0 0
Mike Heath C-3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .233 .297 .375 .672 -0.079 1.01 0.000 -0.079 -0.5 1 0
Mike Gallego 2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .143 .326 .229 .555 -0.017 0.71 0.000 -0.017 -0.1 1 2
   Dave Collins PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .251 .302 .348 .650 -0.034 1.36 0.000 -0.034 -0.2
   Steve Kiefer 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .161 .169 .214 .384 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Steve Henderson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .312 .367 .403 .769 -0.062 2.46 0.000 -0.062 -0.2
   Charlie O'Brien C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .400 .733 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Tommy John P 0 2
   Jay Howell P 0 0
Team Totals 30 1 3 1 2 12 32 .100 .156 .133 .290 -0.652 1.49 0.317 -0.969 -3.2 27 16
2B: T Phillips (3, off B Saberhagen).
TB: T Phillips 3; A Griffin.
RBI: T Phillips (5).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Phillips-M Gallego-B Bochte.
E: T Phillips (2); M Gallego (1); D Murphy (5).
Baserunning
SB: A Griffin (21, 2nd base off B Saberhagen/J Sundberg); B Bochte (3, 2nd base off B Saberhagen/J Sundberg).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen, W (18-6) 9 3 1 1 2 12 0 2.73 32 87 0.651 1.49 3.2
Team Totals 9 3 1 1 2 12 0 1.00 32 87 0.651 1.49 3.2

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tommy John, L (4-8) 8 5 2 1 0 1 1 4.61 30 67 0.116 1.00 1.8
Jay Howell 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.30 3 0 0 0.035 0.47 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 2 1 0 3 1 1.00 33 67 0 0 0.151 0.95 2.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Greg Kosc, 1B - Rick Reed, 2B - Larry Young, 3B - Rich Garcia.
Time of Game: 2:22.
Attendance: 30,628.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Oakland Athletics
1 Lonnie Smith LF 1 Alfredo Griffin SS
2 Lynn Jones CF 2 Tony Phillips 3B
3 George Brett 3B 3 Bruce Bochte 1B
4 Hal McRae DH 4 Dave Kingman DH
5 Frank White 2B 5 Mike Davis RF
6 Steve Balboni 1B 6 Dwayne Murphy CF
7 Darryl Motley RF 7 Jose Canseco LF
8 Jim Sundberg C 8 Mike Heath C
9 Onix Concepcion SS 9 Mike Gallego 2B
Bret Saberhagen P Tommy John P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 0-0 1 1-- RR KCR H. McRae T. John 27% 78% Home Run; Brett Scores/unER
b6 0-2 1 -2- R OAK T. Phillips B. Saberhagen -15% 58% Double; Griffin Scores
t4 0-0 1 1-3 OO KCR D. Motley T. John -14% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b6 1-2 2 -23 O OAK M. Davis B. Saberhagen 11% 70% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b9 1-2 0 --- O OAK B. Bochte B. Saberhagen 8% 89% Flyball: LF

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' Tommy John facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR L. Smith T. John 6% 56% Single to CF; Smith to 2B/Adv on E8
t1 0-0 0 -2- O KCR L. Jones T. John -1% 55% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Smith to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 O KCR G. Brett T. John -6% 49% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --3 O KCR H. McRae T. John -4% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O OAK A. Griffin B. Saberhagen 2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- OAK T. Phillips B. Saberhagen -2% 45% Single
b1 0-0 1 1-- O OAK B. Bochte B. Saberhagen 3% 48% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 1-- O OAK D. Kingman B. Saberhagen 2% 50% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Tommy John facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. White T. John -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni T. John -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- KCR D. Motley T. John 1% 47% Single
t2 0-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Sundberg T. John -2% 45% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O OAK M. Davis B. Saberhagen 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O OAK D. Murphy B. Saberhagen 2% 49% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O OAK J. Canseco B. Saberhagen 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Tommy John facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR O. Concepcion T. John -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- KCR L. Smith T. John 3% 50% Single
t3 0-0 1 1-- O KCR L. Jones T. John -3% 47% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t3 0-0 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett T. John -3% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O OAK M. Heath B. Saberhagen 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O OAK M. Gallego B. Saberhagen 2% 49% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --- O OAK A. Griffin B. Saberhagen 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Tommy John facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- KCR H. McRae T. John 8% 58% Double
t4 0-0 0 -2- O KCR F. White T. John -1% 56% Groundout: P-1B; McRae to 3B
t4 0-0 1 --3 KCR S. Balboni T. John 2% 58% Reached on E5 (throw to 1B) (Ground Ball)
t4 0-0 1 1-3 OO KCR D. Motley T. John -14% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- O OAK T. Phillips B. Saberhagen 3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-0 1 --- O OAK B. Bochte B. Saberhagen 2% 49% Strikeout
b4 0-0 2 --- O OAK D. Kingman B. Saberhagen 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Tommy John facing 8-9-1
t5 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Sundberg T. John -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t5 0-0 1 --- O KCR O. Concepcion T. John -2% 45% Groundout: P-1B
t5 0-0 2 --- O KCR L. Smith T. John -1% 44% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
b5 0-0 0 --- O OAK M. Davis B. Saberhagen 3% 46% Strikeout
b5 0-0 1 --- OAK D. Murphy B. Saberhagen -3% 43% Walk
b5 0-0 1 1-- O OAK J. Canseco B. Saberhagen 4% 47% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 0-0 2 1-- O OAK M. Heath B. Saberhagen 3% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Tommy John facing 2-3-4
t6 0-0 0 --- O KCR L. Jones T. John -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t6 0-0 1 --- KCR G. Brett T. John 4% 50% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Brett to 1B
t6 0-0 1 1-- RR KCR H. McRae T. John 27% 78% Home Run; Brett Scores/unER
t6 2-0 1 --- O KCR F. White T. John -1% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-0 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni T. John -1% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
Dave Collins pinch hits for Mike Gallego (2B) batting 9th
b6 0-2 0 --- O OAK D. Collins B. Saberhagen 3% 79% Flyball: 3B
b6 0-2 1 --- OAK A. Griffin B. Saberhagen -4% 75% Single
b6 0-2 1 1-- OAK T. Phillips B. Saberhagen -2% 73% Griffin Steals 2B
b6 0-2 1 -2- R OAK T. Phillips B. Saberhagen -15% 58% Double; Griffin Scores
b6 1-2 1 -2- OAK B. Bochte B. Saberhagen -3% 55% Walk
b6 1-2 1 12- O OAK D. Kingman B. Saberhagen 7% 62% Flyball: CF; Phillips to 3B
b6 1-2 2 1-3 OAK M. Davis B. Saberhagen -2% 60% Bochte Steals 2B
b6 1-2 2 -23 O OAK M. Davis B. Saberhagen 11% 70% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Tommy John facing 7-8-9
Tony Phillips moves from 3B to 2B
Steve Kiefer replaces Dave Collins (PH) playing 3B batting 9th
t7 2-1 0 --- O KCR D. Motley T. John -2% 68% Flyball: CF
t7 2-1 1 --- O KCR J. Sundberg T. John -2% 66% Lineout: CF
t7 2-1 2 --- O KCR O. Concepcion T. John -1% 65% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 6-7-8
b7 1-2 0 --- O OAK D. Murphy B. Saberhagen 5% 70% Groundout: 1B-P
b7 1-2 1 --- O OAK J. Canseco B. Saberhagen 3% 73% Strikeout
b7 1-2 2 --- O OAK M. Heath B. Saberhagen 2% 76% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Tommy John facing 1-2-3
t8 2-1 0 --- O KCR L. Smith T. John -2% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-1 1 --- O KCR L. Jones T. John -2% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-1 2 --- O KCR G. Brett T. John -1% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
Lynn Jones moves from CF to LF
Omar Moreno replaces Lonnie Smith (LF) playing CF batting 1st
Steve Henderson pinch hits for Steve Kiefer (3B) batting 9th
b8 1-2 0 --- O OAK S. Henderson B. Saberhagen 6% 77% Flyball: CF
b8 1-2 1 --- O OAK A. Griffin B. Saberhagen 4% 81% Foul Flyball: 3B
b8 1-2 2 --- O OAK T. Phillips B. Saberhagen 3% 84% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Jay Howell facing 4-5-6
Jay Howell replaces Tommy John pitching
Charlie O'Brien replaces Steve Henderson (PH) playing C batting 9th
Mike Heath moves from C to 3B
t9 2-1 0 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Howell -2% 83% Strikeout
t9 2-1 1 --- O KCR F. White J. Howell -1% 82% Flyball: RF
t9 2-1 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni J. Howell -1% 81% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Bret Saberhagen facing 3-4-5
b9 1-2 0 --- O OAK B. Bochte B. Saberhagen 8% 89% Flyball: LF
b9 1-2 1 --- O OAK D. Kingman B. Saberhagen 6% 96% Strikeout
b9 1-2 2 --- O OAK M. Davis B. Saberhagen 4% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.

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