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@BOS
8
9
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@CAL
1
3
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@CLE
1
2
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@CLE
2
0
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@DET
8
4
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@OAK
4
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@SEP
4
5
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9
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11
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1
5
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@NYM
4
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@SDP
1
4
MON
@STL
0
1
Friday, September 5, 1969,
, Sick's Stadium
Attendance: 6,903, Time of Game: 2:31
Royals
4
55-81
 Lost 1 
4th, 28 GB
at Pilots
5
51-84
 Won 1 
6th, 31½ GB
W: Gene Brabender (11-12)
L: Moe Drabowsky (8-8)
S: Bob Locker (10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  3  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    4  8  1
Pilots          0  1  2   0  0  0   2  0  X    5  8  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pat Kelly RF 4 0 3 2 0 0 4 .278 .361 .414 .776 0.248 0.94 0.270 -0.022 2.5 1 0 3B,2·2B
Scott Northey CF 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .188 .235 .188 .423 -0.097 1.11 0.000 -0.097 -1.1 3 0
   Joe Keough PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .192 .261 .205 .466 -0.016 0.66 0.000 -0.016 -0.1 0 0
Ed Kirkpatrick 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .229 .340 .375 .715 -0.041 0.81 0.026 -0.067 -0.3 3 0
Lou Piniella LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .286 .328 .435 .763 -0.070 1.26 0.025 -0.094 -0.4 4 0
Joe Foy 3B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .261 .356 .364 .720 0.060 1.10 0.147 -0.087 1.0 1 0 2·SB,CS
Buck Martinez C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .239 .267 .358 .625 -0.052 0.99 0.036 -0.088 -0.5 10 0
Jerry Adair 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .234 .270 .286 .556 -0.067 1.57 0.053 -0.120 -0.3 1 0
Jackie Hernandez SS 2 1 0 1 0 1 3 .232 .286 .297 .583 0.026 1.40 0.075 -0.050 0.2 1 0 SH
   George Spriggs PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .160 .250 .320 .570 -0.048 1.98 0.000 -0.048 -0.1
Bill Butler P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .056 .105 .056 .161 -0.078 1.11 0.000 -0.078 -0.8 0 0
   Moe Drabowsky P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .417 .750 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 3
   Paul Schaal PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .277 .347 .328 .674 -0.033 1.32 0.000 -0.033 -0.1
Team Totals 34 4 8 4 1 6 36 .235 .257 .353 .610 -0.168 1.15 0.632 -0.800 0.0 24 3
2B: P Kelly 2 (18, 2 off G Brabender).
3B: P Kelly (4, off G Brabender).
SH: J Hernandez (3, off G Brabender).
TB: P Kelly 7; J Adair; B Martinez; E Kirkpatrick; J Foy; L Piniella.
RBI: P Kelly 2 (30); J Foy (61); J Hernandez (37).
2-out RBI: P Kelly 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
E: B Martinez (6).
Baserunning
SB: J Foy 2 (35, 2nd base off G Brabender/J Pagliaroni 2).
CS: J Foy (14, 2nd base by G Brabender/J Pagliaroni).

Seattle Pilots

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tommy Harper 3B 4 0 0 0 0 3 5 .235 .356 .316 .672 -0.164 1.58 0.000 -0.164 -1.4 0 2 SH
Wayne Comer CF 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .244 .355 .380 .735 -0.031 0.95 0.024 -0.055 -0.2 1 0
   Steve Hovley PH-CF 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .276 .344 .378 .722 0.037 3.34 0.037 0.000 0.2 0 0
Mike Hegan RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .291 .425 .464 .889 0.055 1.76 0.096 -0.041 0.2 1 0
Danny Walton LF 3 1 1 2 0 1 4 .150 .143 .450 .593 0.061 2.13 0.125 -0.064 0.5 4 0 HR,SF
Greg Goossen 1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .299 .408 .575 .982 0.271 1.45 0.326 -0.055 1.5 12 0 HR
Jim Pagliaroni C 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .217 .313 .417 .731 -0.059 0.99 0.024 -0.084 -0.5 6 1
   Jerry McNertney C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .287 .370 .657 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
John Donaldson 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .250 .333 .293 .626 0.086 1.21 0.125 -0.039 0.6 2 2
Ray Oyler SS 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .162 .261 .271 .531 0.087 1.23 0.164 -0.076 1.2 0 7 2B
Gene Brabender P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .133 .161 .183 .345 -0.133 1.83 0.000 -0.133 -1.1 0 0
   Gus Gil PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .218 .268 .251 .519 0.139 1.91 0.139 0.000 0.6 2B
   Bob Locker P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .083 .154 .083 .237 -0.014 0.63 0.000 -0.014 -0.3 1 1
Team Totals 30 5 8 5 5 10 37 .267 .361 .533 .894 0.335 1.49 1.060 -0.725 1.5 27 13
2B: R Oyler (4, off B Butler); G Gil (7, off B Butler).
HR: D Walton (2, off B Butler, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); G Goossen (6, off B Butler, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF).
SF: D Walton (1, off M Drabowsky).
SH: T Harper (3, off M Drabowsky).
TB: G Goossen 5; D Walton 4; J Donaldson 2; G Gil 2; R Oyler 2; M Hegan.
RBI: G Goossen 2 (15); D Walton 2 (3); R Oyler (22).
2-out RBI: G Goossen 2; D Walton.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 8.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Butler 6 7 4 4 2 10 2 3.81 27 50 -0.071 1.22 -1.0
Moe Drabowsky, BS (5), L (8-8) 2 1 1 1 3 0 0 2.90 10 1 1 -0.263 2.24 -0.5
Team Totals 8 8 5 5 5 10 2 5.62 37 50 1 1 -0.334 1.49 -1.5
B Butler faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.

Seattle Pilots

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Gene Brabender, W (11-12) 7 8 4 4 1 6 0 4.42 30 50 -0.095 1.03 -0.9
Bob Locker, S (10) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.36 6 0 0 0.261 1.79 0.9
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 1 6 0 4.00 36 50 0 0 0.166 1.15 -0.0
Balks: None.
WP: B Butler (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Rice, 1B - Russ Goetz, 2B - Larry Napp, 3B - Bill Kunkel.
Time of Game: 2:31.
Attendance: 6,903.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Seattle Pilots
1 Pat Kelly RF 1 Tommy Harper 3B
2 Scott Northey CF 2 Wayne Comer CF
3 Ed Kirkpatrick 1B 3 Mike Hegan RF
4 Lou Piniella LF 4 Danny Walton LF
5 Joe Foy 3B 5 Greg Goossen 1B
6 Buck Martinez C 6 Jim Pagliaroni C
7 Jerry Adair 2B 7 John Donaldson 2B
8 Jackie Hernandez SS 8 Ray Oyler SS
9 Bill Butler P 9 Gene Brabender P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 4-4 2 1-3 R SEP G. Goossen M. Drabowsky 21% 80% Single to RF; Hovley Scores; Hegan to 2B
t2 1-0 2 12- RR KCR P. Kelly G. Brabender -19% 20% Triple; Adair Scores; Hernandez Scores
b2 0-3 1 12- R SEP R. Oyler B. Butler 15% 42% Double to LF; Pagliaroni Scores; Donaldson to 3B
b7 3-4 0 --- SEP G. Gil B. Butler 14% 48% Double to LF
b3 2-4 2 --- R SEP G. Goossen B. Butler 11% 38% Home Run

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, Pilots' Gene Brabender facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR P. Kelly G. Brabender -6% 44% Double
t1 0-0 0 -2- O KCR S. Northey G. Brabender 4% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 -2- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick G. Brabender 3% 51% Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O KCR L. Piniella G. Brabender 3% 55% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Pilots 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pilots Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Bill Butler facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O SEP T. Harper B. Butler -2% 52% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- SEP W. Comer B. Butler 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- O SEP M. Hegan B. Butler -3% 52% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 1-- O SEP D. Walton B. Butler -2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Pilots 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pilots' Gene Brabender facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- KCR J. Foy G. Brabender -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- KCR B. Martinez G. Brabender -3% 43% Foy Steals 2B
t2 0-0 0 -2- O KCR B. Martinez G. Brabender 4% 48% Lineout: CF
t2 0-0 1 -2- KCR J. Adair G. Brabender -5% 43% Single; Foy to 3B
t2 0-0 1 1-3 R KCR J. Hernandez G. Brabender -8% 35% Fielder's Choice /Sacrifice Bunt; Foy Scores; Adair to 2B
t2 1-0 1 12- O KCR B. Butler G. Brabender 4% 39% Flyball: LF
t2 1-0 2 12- RR KCR P. Kelly G. Brabender -19% 20% Triple; Adair Scores; Hernandez Scores
t2 3-0 2 --3 O KCR S. Northey G. Brabender 2% 23% Strikeout
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Pilots 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pilots Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Bill Butler facing 5-6-7
b2 0-3 0 --- O SEP G. Goossen B. Butler -2% 21% Flyball: CF
b2 0-3 1 --- SEP J. Pagliaroni B. Butler 2% 23% Walk
b2 0-3 1 1-- SEP J. Donaldson B. Butler 4% 27% Single to CF; Pagliaroni to 2B
b2 0-3 1 12- R SEP R. Oyler B. Butler 15% 42% Double to LF; Pagliaroni Scores; Donaldson to 3B
b2 1-3 1 -23 O SEP G. Brabender B. Butler -9% 33% Strikeout
b2 1-3 2 -23 O SEP T. Harper B. Butler -6% 27% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Pilots 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pilots' Gene Brabender facing 3-4-5
t3 3-1 0 --- KCR E. Kirkpatrick G. Brabender -3% 24% Single/Bunt
t3 3-1 0 1-- O KCR L. Piniella G. Brabender 1% 25% Groundout: 3B-1B; Kirkpatrick to 2B
t3 3-1 1 -2- R KCR J. Foy G. Brabender -7% 18% Single to LF; Kirkpatrick Scores
t3 4-1 1 1-- KCR B. Martinez G. Brabender -1% 17% Foy Steals 2B
t3 4-1 1 -2- O KCR B. Martinez G. Brabender 2% 19% Strikeout
t3 4-1 2 -2- O KCR J. Adair G. Brabender 2% 21% Lineout: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Pilots 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pilots Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Bill Butler facing 2-3-4
b3 1-4 0 --- O SEP W. Comer B. Butler -2% 19% Strikeout
b3 1-4 1 --- O SEP M. Hegan B. Butler -1% 17% Lineout: CF
b3 1-4 2 --- R SEP D. Walton B. Butler 9% 26% Home Run
b3 2-4 2 --- R SEP G. Goossen B. Butler 11% 38% Home Run
b3 3-4 2 --- O SEP J. Pagliaroni B. Butler -1% 36% Lineout: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Pilots 3.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Pilots' Gene Brabender facing 8-9-1
t4 4-3 0 --- O KCR J. Hernandez G. Brabender 2% 38% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 4-3 1 --- O KCR B. Butler G. Brabender 1% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 4-3 2 --- KCR P. Kelly G. Brabender -2% 38% Double to RF
t4 4-3 2 -2- O KCR S. Northey G. Brabender 3% 41% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Pilots 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Pilots Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Bill Butler facing 7-8-9
b4 3-4 0 --- SEP J. Donaldson B. Butler 5% 46% Single to LF
b4 3-4 0 1-- SEP R. Oyler B. Butler 4% 50% Wild Pitch; Donaldson to 2B
b4 3-4 0 -2- O SEP R. Oyler B. Butler -6% 44% Flyball: LF
b4 3-4 1 -2- O SEP G. Brabender B. Butler -5% 39% Strikeout
b4 3-4 2 -2- O SEP T. Harper B. Butler -4% 35% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Pilots 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Pilots' Gene Brabender facing 3-4-5
t5 4-3 0 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick G. Brabender 2% 37% Flyball: LF
t5 4-3 1 --- KCR L. Piniella G. Brabender -2% 34% Single to LF
t5 4-3 1 1-- O KCR J. Foy G. Brabender 3% 37% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t5 4-3 2 1-- O KCR B. Martinez G. Brabender 2% 39% Foy Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Pilots 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Pilots Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Bill Butler facing 2-3-4
b5 3-4 0 --- O SEP W. Comer B. Butler -3% 36% Flyball: LF
b5 3-4 1 --- SEP M. Hegan B. Butler 4% 40% Single to RF
b5 3-4 1 1-- O SEP D. Walton B. Butler -4% 36% Flyball: CF
b5 3-4 2 1-- O SEP G. Goossen B. Butler -3% 32% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Pilots 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Pilots' Gene Brabender facing 6-7-8
t6 4-3 0 --- KCR B. Martinez G. Brabender -4% 29% Single
t6 4-3 0 1-- O KCR J. Adair G. Brabender 3% 32% Flyball: LF
t6 4-3 1 1-- O KCR J. Hernandez G. Brabender 3% 35% Strikeout
t6 4-3 2 1-- O KCR B. Butler G. Brabender 2% 37% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Pilots 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Pilots Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Bill Butler facing 6-7-8
b6 3-4 0 --- O SEP J. Pagliaroni B. Butler -4% 33% Strikeout
b6 3-4 1 --- O SEP J. Donaldson B. Butler -3% 31% Flyball: LF
b6 3-4 2 --- O SEP R. Oyler B. Butler -2% 29% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Pilots 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Pilots' Gene Brabender facing 1-2-3
t7 4-3 0 --- O KCR P. Kelly G. Brabender 2% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B
Joe Keough pinch hits for Scott Northey (CF) batting 2nd
t7 4-3 1 --- O KCR J. Keough G. Brabender 2% 33% Flyball: RF
t7 4-3 2 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick G. Brabender 1% 34% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Pilots 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Pilots Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Bill Butler facing 9-1-2
Joe Keough moves from PH to CF
Gus Gil pinch hits for Gene Brabender (P) batting 9th
b7 3-4 0 --- SEP G. Gil B. Butler 14% 48% Double to LF
Moe Drabowsky replaces Bill Butler pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-4 0 -2- O SEP T. Harper M. Drabowsky -2% 45% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Gil to 3B
Steve Hovley pinch hits for Wayne Comer (CF) batting 2nd
b7 3-4 1 --3 SEP S. Hovley M. Drabowsky 4% 49% Walk
b7 3-4 1 1-3 SEP M. Hegan M. Drabowsky 6% 55% Walk; Hovley to 2B
b7 3-4 1 123 RO SEP D. Walton M. Drabowsky 4% 59% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Gil Scores; Hovley to 3B/Adv on E2
b7 4-4 2 1-3 R SEP G. Goossen M. Drabowsky 21% 80% Single to RF; Hovley Scores; Hegan to 2B
b7 5-4 2 12- O SEP J. Pagliaroni M. Drabowsky -3% 76% Flyball: 1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Pilots 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Pilots' Bob Locker facing 4-5-6
Bob Locker replaces Gus Gil (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Jerry McNertney replaces Jim Pagliaroni playing C batting 6th
Steve Hovley moves from PH to CF
t8 4-5 0 --- O KCR L. Piniella B. Locker 5% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 4-5 1 --- O KCR J. Foy B. Locker 4% 85% Groundout: 2B-P
t8 4-5 2 --- O KCR B. Martinez B. Locker 2% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Pilots 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Pilots Batting, Ahead 5-4, Royals' Moe Drabowsky facing 7-8-9
b8 5-4 0 --- O SEP J. Donaldson M. Drabowsky -1% 87% Groundout: P-1B
b8 5-4 1 --- SEP R. Oyler M. Drabowsky 1% 88% Walk
b8 5-4 1 1-- O SEP B. Locker M. Drabowsky -1% 86% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b8 5-4 2 1-- O SEP T. Harper M. Drabowsky -1% 85% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Pilots 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-5, Pilots' Bob Locker facing 7-8-9
t9 4-5 0 --- O KCR J. Adair B. Locker 7% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
George Spriggs pinch hits for Jackie Hernandez (SS) batting 8th
t9 4-5 1 --- O KCR G. Spriggs B. Locker 5% 97% Groundout: P-SS-1B
Paul Schaal pinch hits for Moe Drabowsky (P) batting 9th
t9 4-5 2 --- O KCR P. Schaal B. Locker 3% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Pilots 5.

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