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TEX
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12
MIN
@CLE
5
2
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@DET
1
4
BOS
@MIL
4
2
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@NYY
8
5
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@OAK
2
4
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7
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@SEA
6
3
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@ATL
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@CIN
6
10
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@HOU
1
2
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2
PHI
@PIT
4
5
Sunday, September 15, 1985,
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 15,236, Time of Game: 2:31
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Royals
7
82-60
 Won 1 
1st
at Athletics
2
70-74
 Lost 1 
4th, 13 GB
W: Buddy Black (9-14)
L: Curt Young (0-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  1   1  3  0   0  2  0    7 11  1
Athletics       0  0  1   0  1  0   0  0  0    2  4  0

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 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .262 .342 .370 .712 0.113 1.24 0.135 -0.022 1.0 1 0 2B
   Pat Sheridan RF 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .215 .298 .314 .612 -0.012 0.23 0.000 -0.012 -0.8 3 1
Lynn Jones CF 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .235 .274 .287 .561 0.007 0.51 0.022 -0.015 0.1 3 0 2B
   Omar Moreno PH-CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .231 .259 .413 .673 -0.059 0.71 0.000 -0.059 -0.9 0 0
George Brett 3B 4 1 1 3 1 0 5 .333 .437 .576 1.012 0.189 0.75 0.226 -0.037 1.9 1 1 HR
   Greg Pryor 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .268 .267 .535 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Hal McRae DH 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .261 .350 .465 .815 -0.045 0.47 0.009 -0.054 -0.3
Frank White 2B 4 2 2 1 0 1 4 .246 .280 .413 .693 0.122 0.55 0.149 -0.027 1.3 1 2 HR
Steve Balboni 1B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .246 .305 .484 .790 -0.025 0.53 0.016 -0.041 0.3 5 0
Darryl Motley RF-LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .233 .266 .435 .701 -0.015 0.38 0.032 -0.047 -1.3 4 0 2B,GDP
Jim Sundberg C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .244 .307 .384 .692 -0.061 0.73 0.003 -0.063 -0.6 9 0
Onix Concepcion SS 4 2 3 2 0 0 4 .213 .261 .256 .517 0.093 0.73 0.109 -0.016 2.1 0 2
Buddy Black P 0 0
Team Totals 36 7 11 7 4 7 40 .306 .375 .556 .931 0.307 0.63 0.701 -0.393 2.8 27 6
2B: L Smith (23, off C Young); L Jones (7, off C Young); D Motley (20, off K Atherton).
HR: F White (20, off C Young, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out); G Brett (25, off K Atherton, 5th inn, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: F White 5; G Brett 4; D Motley 3; O Concepcion 3; L Smith 3; L Jones 2.
GIDP: D Motley (16).
RBI: G Brett 3 (96); O Concepcion 2 (20); L Smith (43); F White (64).
2-out RBI: O Concepcion 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Sheridan-G Brett.
E: O Concepcion (20).
Outfield Assists: P Sheridan (A Griffin at 3rd base).

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 0 1 0 0 1 4 .263 .286 .325 .612 0.009 0.52 0.044 -0.035 -0.1 2 1
Tony Phillips 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .276 .300 .437 .737 -0.113 0.81 0.001 -0.114 -0.8 2 4 2B
Steve Henderson LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .304 .358 .391 .749 -0.058 0.58 0.000 -0.058 -0.8 2 0
Dave Kingman DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .238 .307 .415 .722 -0.053 0.71 0.000 -0.053 -0.5
Mike Heath RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .234 .298 .384 .682 0.023 0.58 0.047 -0.025 0.4 1 1 2B
Bruce Bochte 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .301 .379 .445 .825 -0.039 0.64 0.000 -0.039 -0.5 5 1
Mike Davis CF 3 1 1 2 0 0 3 .291 .353 .496 .849 0.122 0.75 0.127 -0.004 1.0 5 0 HR
Mickey Tettleton C 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .224 .323 .324 .647 -0.036 0.48 0.000 -0.036 -0.4 8 1
Mike Gallego 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .175 .333 .250 .583 -0.043 0.86 0.000 -0.043 -0.4 2 0
   Rob Picciolo PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .294 .310 .353 .663 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.2
Curt Young P 0 0
   Keith Atherton P 0 0
   Bill Krueger P 0 0
   Steve Mura P 0 0
   Steve McCatty P 0 1
   Tim Conroy P 0 0
Team Totals 30 2 4 2 0 8 30 .133 .133 .300 .433 -0.192 0.63 0.219 -0.411 -2.2 27 9
2B: M Heath (15, off B Black); T Phillips (5, off B Black).
HR: M Davis (23, off B Black, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: M Davis 4; T Phillips 2; M Heath 2; A Griffin.
RBI: M Davis 2 (76).
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. S McCatty-M Tettleton-B Bochte.
Outfield Assists: M Heath (L Smith at 3rd base).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Buddy Black, W (9-14) 9 4 2 2 0 8 1 4.38 30 79 0.192 0.63 2.2
Team Totals 9 4 2 2 0 8 1 2.00 30 79 0.192 0.63 2.2

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Curt Young, L (0-3) 4 7 4 4 1 2 1 7.34 19 33 -0.151 0.81 -1.1
Keith Atherton 2 2 1 1 0 3 1 4.37 8 2 2 -0.131 0.76 -1.1
Bill Krueger 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.75 3 0 0 0.018 0.24 0.5
Steve Mura 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 4.04 3 0 0 -0.038 0.34 -1.8
Steve McCatty 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 5.63 4 3 2 -0.008 0.45 0.3
Tim Conroy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.73 3 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 7 7 4 7 2 7.00 40 33 5 4 -0.309 0.63 -2.8
C Young faced 2 batters in the 5th inning.
S Mura faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Young, 1B - Rich Garcia, 2B - Greg Kosc, 3B - Rick Reed.
Time of Game: 2:31.
Attendance: 15,236.
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 Steve Henderson LF
4 Hal McRae DH 4 Dave Kingman DH
5 Frank White 2B 5 Mike Heath RF
6 Steve Balboni 1B 6 Bruce Bochte 1B
7 Darryl Motley RF 7 Mike Davis CF
8 Jim Sundberg C 8 Mickey Tettleton C
9 Onix Concepcion SS 9 Mike Gallego 2B
Buddy Black P Curt Young P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 2-1 1 12- RRR KCR G. Brett K. Atherton 21% 90% Home Run; Concepcion Scores; Smith Scores
t4 1-1 1 --- R KCR F. White C. Young 14% 61% Home Run
b3 0-1 0 --- R OAK M. Davis B. Black -13% 45% Home Run
t3 0-0 1 1-- RO KCR L. Smith C. Young 8% 58% Double; Concepcion Scores; Smith out at 3B/RF-1B-3B
b6 2-5 1 -2- OO OAK T. Phillips B. Black 7% 90% Double Play: Flyball: RF; Griffin out at 3B/RF-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' Curt Young facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR L. Smith C. Young -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR L. Jones C. Young -1% 46% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- KCR G. Brett C. Young 1% 48% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae C. Young -2% 45% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O OAK A. Griffin B. Black 2% 48% Flyball: 2B
b1 0-0 1 --- O OAK T. Phillips B. Black 1% 49% Foul Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- O OAK S. Henderson B. Black 1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Curt Young facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. White C. Young -2% 48% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni C. Young -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCR D. Motley C. Young -1% 45% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O OAK D. Kingman B. Black 2% 47% Lineout: LF
b2 0-0 1 --- O OAK M. Heath B. Black 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 --- O OAK B. Bochte B. Black 1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Curt Young facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Sundberg C. Young -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 1 --- KCR O. Concepcion C. Young 3% 50% Single
t3 0-0 1 1-- RO KCR L. Smith C. Young 8% 58% Double; Concepcion Scores; Smith out at 3B/RF-1B-3B
t3 1-0 2 --- KCR L. Jones C. Young 2% 61% Double
t3 1-0 2 -2- O KCR G. Brett C. Young -3% 57% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Buddy Black facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- R OAK M. Davis B. Black -13% 45% Home Run
b3 1-1 0 --- O OAK M. Tettleton B. Black 2% 47% Strikeout
b3 1-1 1 --- O OAK M. Gallego B. Black 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b3 1-1 2 --- O OAK A. Griffin B. Black 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Athletics 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Curt Young facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- O KCR H. McRae C. Young -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t4 1-1 1 --- R KCR F. White C. Young 14% 61% Home Run
t4 2-1 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni C. Young -2% 59% Flyball: RF
t4 2-1 2 --- KCR D. Motley C. Young 1% 61% Single
t4 2-1 2 1-- O KCR J. Sundberg C. Young -2% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 2-3-4
b4 1-2 0 --- O OAK T. Phillips B. Black 3% 61% Strikeout
b4 1-2 1 --- O OAK S. Henderson B. Black 2% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-2 2 --- O OAK D. Kingman B. Black 1% 65% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Athletics 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Curt Young facing 9-1-2
t5 2-1 0 --- KCR O. Concepcion C. Young 4% 68% Single
t5 2-1 0 1-- KCR L. Smith C. Young 5% 74% Single; Concepcion to 2B
Keith Atherton replaces Curt Young pitching
Omar Moreno pinch hits for Lynn Jones (CF) batting 2nd
t5 2-1 0 12- O KCR O. Moreno K. Atherton -5% 69% Flyball: SS
t5 2-1 1 12- RRR KCR G. Brett K. Atherton 21% 90% Home Run; Concepcion Scores; Smith Scores
t5 5-1 1 --- O KCR H. McRae K. Atherton -1% 89% Strikeout
t5 5-1 2 --- O KCR F. White K. Atherton -0% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Buddy Black facing 5-6-7
Darryl Motley moves from RF to LF
Omar Moreno moves from PH to CF
Pat Sheridan replaces Lonnie Smith (LF) playing RF batting 1st
b5 1-5 0 --- OAK M. Heath B. Black -5% 84% Double
b5 1-5 0 -2- O OAK B. Bochte B. Black 2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B; Heath to 3B
b5 1-5 1 --3 RO OAK M. Davis B. Black 0% 86% Groundout: SS-1B; Heath Scores
b5 2-5 2 --- O OAK M. Tettleton B. Black 1% 87% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Athletics 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Athletics' Keith Atherton facing 6-7-8
t6 5-2 0 --- O KCR S. Balboni K. Atherton -1% 86% Strikeout
t6 5-2 1 --- KCR D. Motley K. Atherton 2% 88% Double
t6 5-2 1 -2- O KCR J. Sundberg K. Atherton -2% 87% Strikeout
t6 5-2 2 -2- O KCR O. Concepcion K. Atherton -2% 85% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Buddy Black facing 9-1-2
b6 2-5 0 --- O OAK M. Gallego B. Black 3% 88% Flyball: RF
b6 2-5 1 --- OAK A. Griffin B. Black -4% 83% Single to SS; Griffin to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw to 1B)
b6 2-5 1 -2- OO OAK T. Phillips B. Black 7% 90% Double Play: Flyball: RF; Griffin out at 3B/RF-3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Athletics 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Athletics' Bill Krueger facing 1-2-3
Bill Krueger replaces Keith Atherton pitching
t7 5-2 0 --- O KCR P. Sheridan B. Krueger -1% 90% Strikeout
t7 5-2 1 --- O KCR O. Moreno B. Krueger -1% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 5-2 2 --- O KCR G. Brett B. Krueger -0% 89% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Buddy Black facing 3-4-5
b7 2-5 0 --- O OAK S. Henderson B. Black 3% 91% Strikeout
b7 2-5 1 --- O OAK D. Kingman B. Black 2% 93% Flyball: LF
b7 2-5 2 --- O OAK M. Heath B. Black 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Athletics 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Athletics' Steve Mura facing 4-5-6
Steve Mura replaces Bill Krueger pitching
t8 5-2 0 --- KCR H. McRae S. Mura 1% 94% Walk
t8 5-2 0 1-- KCR F. White S. Mura 1% 96% Single; McRae to 2B
t8 5-2 0 12- KCR S. Balboni S. Mura 2% 97% Walk; McRae to 3B; White to 2B
Steve McCatty replaces Steve Mura pitching
t8 5-2 0 123 OO KCR D. Motley S. McCatty -4% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B; White to 3B; Balboni to 2B
t8 5-2 2 -23 KCR J. Sundberg S. McCatty 0% 94% Walk
t8 5-2 2 123 RR KCR O. Concepcion S. McCatty 4% 99% Single; White Scores; Balboni Scores; Sundberg to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm; Concepcion to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t8 7-2 2 -23 O KCR P. Sheridan S. McCatty -0% 98% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 7, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-7, Royals' Buddy Black facing 6-7-8
b8 2-7 0 --- O OAK B. Bochte B. Black 1% 99% Strikeout
b8 2-7 1 --- O OAK M. Davis B. Black 0% 99% Flyball: LF
b8 2-7 2 --- O OAK M. Tettleton B. Black 0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Athletics 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-2, Athletics' Tim Conroy facing 2-3-4
Tim Conroy replaces Steve McCatty pitching
t9 7-2 0 --- O KCR O. Moreno T. Conroy -0% 99% Foul Flyball: 3B
t9 7-2 1 --- O KCR G. Brett T. Conroy -0% 99% Flyball: SS
t9 7-2 2 --- O KCR H. McRae T. Conroy -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-7, Royals' Buddy Black facing 9-1-2
Greg Pryor replaces George Brett playing 3B batting 3rd
Rob Picciolo pinch hits for Mike Gallego (2B) batting 9th
b9 2-7 0 --- O OAK R. Picciolo B. Black 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b9 2-7 1 --- O OAK A. Griffin B. Black 0% 100% Strikeout
b9 2-7 2 --- OAK T. Phillips B. Black -0% 100% Double
b9 2-7 2 -2- O OAK S. Henderson B. Black 0% 100% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Athletics 2.

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