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BAL
@BOS
10
6
MIL
@CAL
3
4
 
(11)
TOR
@CLE
4
3
TEX
@MIN
8
4
DET
@NYY
2
6
CHW
@OAK
3
1
KCR
@SEA
4
3
LAD
@ATL
2
3
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@CHC
13
0
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@CIN
0
7
SFG
@HOU
8
4
 
(10)
NYM
@PIT
3
4
 
(13)
MON
@STL
0
2
Wednesday, May 16, 1979, 7:35PM
, Kingdome
Attendance: 4,819, Time of Game: 2:39
Royals
4
21-16
 Won 1 
4th, 2½ GB
at Mariners
3
11-27
 Lost 1 
7th, 13 GB
W: Steve Busby (1-2)
L: Odell Jones (0-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   2  0  1   0  0  1    4  8  0
Mariners        0  0  3   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  4  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .308 .777 -0.043 1.36 0.080 -0.123 0.1 1 0 SB
George Brett 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 .265 .734 -0.003 1.35 0.108 -0.110 -0.2 0 3 2B,SB
Amos Otis CF 3 1 2 2 0 0 .344 .896 0.160 1.39 0.170 -0.011 1.1 4 0 2·SB,SF
Darrell Porter C 3 0 0 0 1 1 .322 .980 -0.106 1.37 0.019 -0.125 -0.8 7 0
Pete LaCock 1B 3 0 1 1 1 1 .289 .738 0.026 1.47 0.122 -0.096 0.6 8 0
Hal McRae DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 .226 .681 -0.168 1.58 0.000 -0.168 -1.1
Clint Hurdle RF 4 1 2 1 0 2 .271 .840 0.373 1.42 0.432 -0.059 0.9 2 0 HR
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 .265 .606 -0.080 1.10 0.019 -0.099 -0.7 2 2 CS,SH
   Todd Cruz SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .633 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
U.L. Washington 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .205 .596 -0.099 0.89 0.000 -0.099 -0.7 3 1
Steve Busby P 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 8 4 2 10 .250 .661 0.060 1.32 0.950 -0.890 -0.8 27 6
2B: G Brett (9, off O Jones).
HR: C Hurdle (3, off O Jones; 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: A Otis (2, off O Jones).
SH: F Patek (4, off O Jones).
TB: C Hurdle 5; A Otis 2; G Brett 2; F Patek; W Wilson; P LaCock.
RBI: A Otis 2 (22); C Hurdle (18); P LaCock (14).
2-out RBI: P LaCock.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (13, 2nd base off O Jones/B Stinson); G Brett (7, 3rd base off O Jones/B Stinson); A Otis 2 (16, 2nd base off O Jones/B Stinson 2).
CS: F Patek (6, 2nd base by O Jones/B Stinson).
Pickoffs: W Wilson (2nd base by O Jones).

Seattle Mariners

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Julio Cruz 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 .193 .512 -0.053 1.21 0.039 -0.092 -0.4 2 0
Ruppert Jones CF 4 1 1 3 0 2 .235 .741 0.158 1.20 0.227 -0.069 1.8 3 0 HR
Bruce Bochte 1B 2 0 0 0 2 0 .310 .899 0.016 0.56 0.037 -0.020 -0.0 6 1
   Dan Meyer PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .680 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Willie Horton DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 .313 .874 -0.025 1.04 0.039 -0.063 -0.4
Tom Paciorek LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .348 .918 -0.107 1.55 0.033 -0.140 -0.5 3 0
Joe Simpson RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .617 -0.159 1.56 0.000 -0.159 -0.9 2 0
Bill Stein 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .613 -0.148 1.46 0.000 -0.148 -0.8 0 0
Bob Stinson C 3 1 1 0 1 1 .244 .717 -0.022 1.22 0.057 -0.079 0.3 10 1
Mario Mendoza SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 .196 .435 -0.100 1.32 0.000 -0.100 -0.9 1 5
Odell Jones P 0 0
Team Totals 31 3 4 3 4 5 .129 .454 -0.440 1.23 0.432 -0.870 -1.8 27 7
HR: R Jones (5, off S Busby; 3rd inn, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: R Jones 4; B Stinson; J Cruz; W Horton.
RBI: R Jones 3 (16).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
E: O Jones (3).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Busby, W (1-2) 9 4 3 3 4 5 1 2.86 35 68 0.439 1.23 1.8
Team Totals 9 4 3 3 4 5 1 3.00 35 68 0.439 1.23 1.8

Seattle Mariners

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Odell Jones, L (0-4) 9 8 4 4 2 10 1 6.09 36 63 -0.061 1.32 0.8
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 2 10 1 4.00 36 63 -0.061 1.32 0.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: O Jones (0; W Wilson, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dick Feaser, 1B - Jay Levet, 2B - Dallas Parks, 3B - Gale Miller.
Time of Game: 2:39.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Seattle Mariners
1 Willie Wilson LF 1 Julio Cruz 2B
2 George Brett 3B 2 Ruppert Jones CF
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Bruce Bochte 1B
4 Darrell Porter C 4 Willie Horton DH
5 Pete LaCock 1B 5 Tom Paciorek LF
6 Hal McRae DH 6 Joe Simpson RF
7 Clint Hurdle RF 7 Bill Stein 3B
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Bob Stinson C
9 U.L. Washington 2B 9 Mario Mendoza SS
Steve Busby P Odell Jones P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 3-3 1 --- R KCR C. Hurdle O. Jones 37% 81% Home Run
b3 0-0 1 12- RRR SEA R. Jones S. Busby -23% 18% Inside-the-park Home Run to CF; Stinson Scores; Cruz Scores
t4 1-3 2 -2- R KCR P. LaCock O. Jones 9% 35% Single to LF; Otis Scores
b9 3-4 0 --- O SEA J. Simpson S. Busby 9% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 3-3 2 12- O SEA T. Paciorek S. Busby 9% 50% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B

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, Mariners' Odell Jones facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson O. Jones -2% 48% Lineout: 1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett O. Jones -2% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis O. Jones -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mariners Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O SEA J. Cruz S. Busby 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- O SEA R. Jones S. Busby 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- SEA B. Bochte S. Busby -1% 48% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O SEA W. Horton S. Busby 2% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mariners' Odell Jones facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter O. Jones -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock O. Jones -2% 46% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae O. Jones -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mariners Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O SEA T. Paciorek S. Busby 2% 47% Popfly: SS
b2 0-0 1 --- O SEA J. Simpson S. Busby 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O SEA B. Stein S. Busby 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mariners' Odell Jones facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle O. Jones -3% 47% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- O KCR F. Patek O. Jones -2% 46% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 --- O KCR U. Washington O. Jones -1% 44% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mariners Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Steve Busby facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- SEA B. Stinson S. Busby -4% 40% Single to LF
b3 0-0 0 1-- O SEA M. Mendoza S. Busby 4% 44% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 1 1-- SEA J. Cruz S. Busby -4% 40% Single to LF; Stinson to 2B
b3 0-0 1 12- RRR SEA R. Jones S. Busby -23% 18% Inside-the-park Home Run to CF; Stinson Scores; Cruz Scores
b3 3-0 1 --- O SEA B. Bochte S. Busby 1% 19% Flyball: CF
b3 3-0 2 --- O SEA W. Horton S. Busby 1% 19% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 3.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Mariners' Odell Jones facing 1-2-3
t4 0-3 0 --- KCR W. Wilson O. Jones 4% 23% Single to P/Bunt
t4 0-3 0 1-- KCR G. Brett O. Jones 2% 25% Wilson Steals 2B
t4 0-3 0 -2- KCR G. Brett O. Jones 2% 27% Wilson Picked off 2B, safe on E1; Wilson to 3B
t4 0-3 0 --3 O KCR G. Brett O. Jones -5% 23% Strikeout
t4 0-3 1 --3 R KCR A. Otis O. Jones 5% 28% Single to LF; Wilson Scores
t4 1-3 1 1-- KCR D. Porter O. Jones 2% 29% Otis Steals 2B
t4 1-3 1 -2- O KCR D. Porter O. Jones -4% 25% Strikeout
t4 1-3 2 -2- R KCR P. LaCock O. Jones 9% 35% Single to LF; Otis Scores
t4 2-3 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae O. Jones -3% 32% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Steve Busby facing 5-6-7
b4 3-2 0 --- SEA T. Paciorek S. Busby -3% 28% Walk
b4 3-2 0 1-- O SEA J. Simpson S. Busby 3% 31% Popfly: 2B
b4 3-2 1 1-- O SEA B. Stein S. Busby 3% 34% Lineout: RF
b4 3-2 2 1-- SEA B. Stinson S. Busby -2% 32% Walk; Paciorek to 2B
b4 3-2 2 12- O SEA M. Mendoza S. Busby 4% 37% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Mariners' Odell Jones facing 7-8-9
t5 2-3 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle O. Jones -3% 33% Strikeout
t5 2-3 1 --- O KCR F. Patek O. Jones -2% 31% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-3 2 --- O KCR U. Washington O. Jones -2% 29% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Steve Busby facing 1-2-3
b5 3-2 0 --- O SEA J. Cruz S. Busby 2% 32% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 3-2 1 --- O SEA R. Jones S. Busby 2% 33% Strikeout
b5 3-2 2 --- O SEA B. Bochte S. Busby 1% 34% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Mariners' Odell Jones facing 1-2-3
t6 2-3 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson O. Jones -4% 31% Strikeout Looking
t6 2-3 1 --- KCR G. Brett O. Jones 7% 37% Double to RF
t6 2-3 1 -2- KCR A. Otis O. Jones 4% 41% Brett Steals 3B
t6 2-3 1 --3 RO KCR A. Otis O. Jones 3% 44% Lineout: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Brett Scores
t6 3-3 2 --- KCR D. Porter O. Jones 2% 46% Walk
t6 3-3 2 1-- KCR P. LaCock O. Jones 3% 49% Walk; Porter to 2B
t6 3-3 2 12- O KCR H. McRae O. Jones -7% 42% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Mariners 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Mariners Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Steve Busby facing 4-5-6
b6 3-3 0 --- O SEA W. Horton S. Busby 3% 46% Popfly: 2B
b6 3-3 1 --- O SEA T. Paciorek S. Busby 3% 48% Flyball: LF
b6 3-3 2 --- O SEA J. Simpson S. Busby 2% 50% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Mariners 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, Mariners' Odell Jones facing 7-8-9
t7 3-3 0 --- KCR C. Hurdle O. Jones 6% 56% Single to RF
t7 3-3 0 1-- O KCR F. Patek O. Jones -3% 53% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Hurdle to 2B
t7 3-3 1 -2- O KCR U. Washington O. Jones -6% 47% Strikeout
t7 3-3 2 -2- O KCR W. Wilson O. Jones -6% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Mariners 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Mariners Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Steve Busby facing 7-8-9
b7 3-3 0 --- O SEA B. Stein S. Busby 4% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 3-3 1 --- O SEA B. Stinson S. Busby 3% 48% Lineout: RF
b7 3-3 2 --- O SEA M. Mendoza S. Busby 2% 50% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Mariners 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, Mariners' Odell Jones facing 2-3-4
t8 3-3 0 --- O KCR G. Brett O. Jones -5% 45% Flyball: LF
t8 3-3 1 --- KCR A. Otis O. Jones 5% 50% Single to CF
t8 3-3 1 1-- O KCR D. Porter O. Jones -6% 44% Lineout: CF
t8 3-3 2 1-- KCR P. LaCock O. Jones 3% 47% Otis Steals 2B
t8 3-3 2 -2- O KCR P. LaCock O. Jones -8% 39% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Mariners 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Mariners Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Steve Busby facing 1-2-3
b8 3-3 0 --- O SEA J. Cruz S. Busby 5% 44% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 3-3 1 --- O SEA R. Jones S. Busby 4% 47% Strikeout
b8 3-3 2 --- SEA B. Bochte S. Busby -2% 45% Walk
Dan Meyer pinch runs for Bruce Bochte (1B) batting 3rd
b8 3-3 2 1-- SEA W. Horton S. Busby -4% 41% Single to LF; Meyer to 2B
b8 3-3 2 12- O SEA T. Paciorek S. Busby 9% 50% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Mariners 3.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, Mariners' Odell Jones facing 6-7-8
Dan Meyer moves from PR to 1B
t9 3-3 0 --- O KCR H. McRae O. Jones -6% 44% Strikeout Looking
t9 3-3 1 --- R KCR C. Hurdle O. Jones 37% 81% Home Run
t9 4-3 1 --- KCR F. Patek O. Jones 2% 83% Single to CF
t9 4-3 1 1-- O KCR U. Washington O. Jones -3% 80% Patek Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t9 4-3 2 --- O KCR U. Washington O. Jones -1% 79% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Mariners 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Mariners Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Steve Busby facing 6-7-8
Todd Cruz replaces Freddie Patek playing SS batting 8th
b9 3-4 0 --- O SEA J. Simpson S. Busby 9% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b9 3-4 1 --- O SEA B. Stein S. Busby 7% 95% Flyball: CF
b9 3-4 2 --- O SEA B. Stinson S. Busby 5% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Mariners 3.

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