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Standings
BAL
@BOS
3
2
MIL
@CAL
2
3
TOR
@CLE
4
5
NYY
@DET
5
4
TEX
@MIN
6
2
CHW
@OAK
1
2
KCR
@SEA
2
4
SDP
@ATL
9
2
PHI
@CHC
9
8
LAD
@CIN
1
4
SFG
@HOU
2
1
PIT
@NYM
2
3
 
(15)
MON
@STL
7
2
Saturday, September 8, 1979, 7:35PM
, Kingdome
Attendance: 12,340, Time of Game: 2:32
Royals
2
74-67
 Lost 1 
2nd, 4 GB
at Mariners
4
60-83
 Won 1 
6th, 19 GB
W: Floyd Bannister (8-14)
L: Dennis Leonard (11-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  6  1
Mariners        0  0  0   0  0  1   3  0  X    4  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 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .309 .345 .427 .772 0.007 0.68 0.058 -0.050 0.1 2 0 2B
Hal McRae DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .275 .339 .456 .795 -0.004 0.94 0.062 -0.067 0.1
George Brett 3B 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .329 .380 .552 .932 0.075 0.94 0.132 -0.057 1.0 3 0 3B
Amos Otis CF 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .295 .373 .448 .821 0.055 0.54 0.064 -0.009 0.7 2 0
Darrell Porter C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .294 .420 .497 .917 -0.072 0.99 0.026 -0.098 -0.8 2 2
Al Cowens RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .301 .351 .425 .776 -0.125 1.22 0.034 -0.158 -1.5 2 0 2B,GDP
Frank White 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .249 .288 .389 .677 -0.119 1.09 0.000 -0.119 -1.3 1 4
John Wathan 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .212 .236 .307 .543 -0.078 0.72 0.000 -0.078 -0.9 10 0
U.L. Washington SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .246 .288 .340 .628 -0.018 0.58 0.014 -0.032 -0.3 2 2
Dennis Leonard P 0 0
   Al Hrabosky P 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 6 2 3 8 35 .188 .257 .313 .570 -0.279 0.86 0.390 -0.668 -2.8 24 8
2B: W Wilson (17, off F Bannister); A Cowens (17, off F Bannister).
3B: G Brett (17, off F Bannister).
TB: G Brett 3; A Cowens 2; W Wilson 2; A Otis; U Washington; H McRae.
GIDP: A Cowens (11).
RBI: G Brett 2 (93).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
E: D Porter (13).

Seattle Mariners

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Julio Cruz 2B 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .263 .357 .313 .670 0.045 1.47 0.133 -0.089 0.7 3 6 2·SB
Ruppert Jones CF 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .261 .353 .457 .810 0.064 1.82 0.266 -0.202 -0.4 3 0 CS
Bruce Bochte 1B 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 .321 .390 .490 .880 0.286 1.29 0.362 -0.076 1.4 8 1 HR
Willie Horton DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .274 .315 .455 .770 -0.009 1.08 0.059 -0.068 -0.3
Dan Meyer 3B 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 .289 .331 .484 .816 0.067 0.93 0.096 -0.029 0.7 0 0 2B,CS
   Mario Mendoza SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .225 .260 .485 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
   Charlie Beamon PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .158 .158 .211 .368 0.095 3.14 0.095 0.000 0.7
   Bill Stein 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .244 .285 .371 .656 -0.007 0.25 0.000 -0.007 -0.2 0 2
Leon Roberts LF 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .268 .352 .444 .796 -0.100 1.84 0.007 -0.107 -0.6 0 0
Joe Simpson RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .292 .321 .361 .682 -0.079 1.52 0.052 -0.131 -0.7 0 0 SH
Larry Milbourne SS-3B-SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .279 .315 .353 .668 -0.112 1.39 0.002 -0.113 -0.7 1 0
Larry Cox C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .223 .272 .319 .591 -0.030 1.17 0.054 -0.084 -0.8 9 0
Floyd Bannister P 2 0
Team Totals 30 4 9 4 5 2 36 .300 .400 .433 .833 0.220 1.43 1.126 -0.906 -0.3 27 10
2B: D Meyer (20, off D Leonard).
HR: B Bochte (14, off D Leonard, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
SH: J Simpson (5, off A Hrabosky).
TB: B Bochte 5; D Meyer 3; J Simpson; L Cox; C Beamon; R Jones; W Horton.
RBI: B Bochte 2 (87); L Roberts (46); R Jones (71).
2-out RBI: B Bochte 2; R Jones.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Cruz-M Mendoza-B Bochte.
Baserunning
SB: J Cruz 2 (42, 2nd base off D Leonard/D Porter 2).
CS: D Meyer (6, 2nd base by D Leonard/D Porter); R Jones (8, 2nd base by D Leonard/D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, L (11-10) 7.1 9 4 4 4 2 1 4.41 33 42 -0.237 1.51 -0.3
Al Hrabosky 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.17 3 1 0 0.016 0.41 0.6
Team Totals 8 9 4 4 5 2 1 4.50 36 42 1 0 -0.221 1.43 0.3

Seattle Mariners

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Floyd Bannister, W (8-14) 9 6 2 2 3 8 0 3.88 35 72 0.279 0.86 2.8
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 3 8 0 2.00 35 72 0.279 0.86 2.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Neudecker, 1B - John Shulock, 2B - George Maloney, 3B - Bill Deegan.
Time of Game: 2:32.
Attendance: 12,340.
Start Time Weather: In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Seattle Mariners
1 Willie Wilson LF 1 Julio Cruz 2B
2 Hal McRae DH 2 Ruppert Jones CF
3 George Brett 3B 3 Bruce Bochte 1B
4 Amos Otis CF 4 Willie Horton DH
5 Darrell Porter C 5 Dan Meyer 3B
6 Al Cowens RF 6 Leon Roberts LF
7 Frank White 2B 7 Joe Simpson RF
8 John Wathan 1B 8 Larry Milbourne SS
9 U.L. Washington SS 9 Larry Cox C
Dennis Leonard P Floyd Bannister P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 2-2 2 1-- RR SEA B. Bochte D. Leonard 32% 86% Home Run; Jones Scores
b7 1-2 2 -2- R SEA R. Jones D. Leonard 21% 54% Single to CF (CF-RF); Cox Scores
t1 0-0 0 1-3 RR KCR G. Brett F. Bannister -13% 25% Triple (CF-RF); Wilson Scores; McRae Scores
b6 0-2 1 12- SEA C. Beamon D. Leonard 10% 43% Single to CF; Bochte to 3B; Horton to 2B
b6 0-2 0 1-- O SEA B. Bochte D. Leonard -9% 23% Jones Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)

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' Floyd Bannister facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson F. Bannister -6% 44% Double to LF
t1 0-0 0 -2- KCR H. McRae F. Bannister -6% 38% Single to LF; Wilson to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 RR KCR G. Brett F. Bannister -13% 25% Triple (CF-RF); Wilson Scores; McRae Scores
t1 2-0 0 --3 KCR A. Otis F. Bannister -2% 23% Walk
t1 2-0 0 1-3 O KCR D. Porter F. Bannister 4% 27% Strikeout
t1 2-0 1 1-3 O KCR A. Cowens F. Bannister 5% 32% Lineout: 2B
t1 2-0 2 1-3 O KCR F. White F. Bannister 4% 36% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- SEA J. Cruz D. Leonard 4% 39% Walk
b1 0-2 0 1-- SEA R. Jones D. Leonard 2% 42% Cruz Steals 2B
b1 0-2 0 -2- O SEA R. Jones D. Leonard -4% 37% Strikeout
b1 0-2 1 -2- O SEA B. Bochte D. Leonard -4% 34% Flyball: LF
b1 0-2 2 -2- O SEA W. Horton D. Leonard -3% 31% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mariners' Floyd Bannister facing 8-9-1
t2 2-0 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan F. Bannister 2% 32% Flyball: CF
t2 2-0 1 --- O KCR U. Washington F. Bannister 1% 34% Flyball: CF
t2 2-0 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson F. Bannister 1% 35% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- SEA D. Meyer D. Leonard 6% 41% Double (CF-RF)
b2 0-2 0 -2- O SEA L. Roberts D. Leonard -5% 36% Popfly: 1B
b2 0-2 1 -2- O SEA J. Simpson D. Leonard -4% 33% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 0-2 2 -2- O SEA L. Milbourne D. Leonard -3% 29% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mariners' Floyd Bannister facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae F. Bannister 2% 31% Foul Popfly: 1B
t3 2-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Bannister 1% 32% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 2-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis F. Bannister 1% 33% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- O SEA L. Cox D. Leonard -3% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- SEA J. Cruz D. Leonard 3% 34% Walk
b3 0-2 1 1-- SEA R. Jones D. Leonard 4% 38% Cruz Steals 2B; Cruz to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b3 0-2 1 --3 O SEA R. Jones D. Leonard -6% 32% Popfly: 3B
b3 0-2 2 --3 O SEA B. Bochte D. Leonard -4% 28% Foul Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mariners' Floyd Bannister facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter F. Bannister 2% 29% Groundout: 2B-P
t4 2-0 1 --- KCR A. Cowens F. Bannister -3% 26% Double to LF
t4 2-0 1 -2- O KCR F. White F. Bannister 3% 29% Strikeout
t4 2-0 2 -2- O KCR J. Wathan F. Bannister 3% 32% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
b4 0-2 0 --- O SEA W. Horton D. Leonard -3% 29% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- SEA D. Meyer D. Leonard 3% 32% Single to LF
b4 0-2 1 1-- O SEA L. Roberts D. Leonard -4% 28% Flyball: CF
b4 0-2 2 1-- O SEA J. Simpson D. Leonard -3% 25% Meyer Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mariners' Floyd Bannister facing 9-1-2
Larry Milbourne moves from SS to 3B
Mario Mendoza replaces Dan Meyer (3B) playing SS batting 5th
t5 2-0 0 --- O KCR U. Washington F. Bannister 2% 27% Strikeout
t5 2-0 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson F. Bannister 1% 29% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae F. Bannister 1% 30% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
b5 0-2 0 --- SEA J. Simpson D. Leonard 5% 35% Single to LF
b5 0-2 0 1-- O SEA L. Milbourne D. Leonard -3% 32% Groundout: 2B-1B; Simpson to 2B
b5 0-2 1 -2- O SEA L. Cox D. Leonard -4% 27% Flyball: RF; Simpson to 3B
b5 0-2 2 --3 O SEA J. Cruz D. Leonard -5% 23% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Mariners' Floyd Bannister facing 3-4-5
t6 2-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Bannister 2% 24% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 2-0 1 --- KCR A. Otis F. Bannister -2% 23% Walk
t6 2-0 1 1-- KCR D. Porter F. Bannister -3% 20% Walk; Otis to 2B
t6 2-0 1 12- OO KCR A. Cowens F. Bannister 7% 27% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
b6 0-2 0 --- SEA R. Jones D. Leonard 6% 33% Walk
b6 0-2 0 1-- O SEA B. Bochte D. Leonard -9% 23% Jones Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b6 0-2 1 --- SEA B. Bochte D. Leonard 4% 27% Single to RF
b6 0-2 1 1-- SEA W. Horton D. Leonard 6% 33% Single to LF; Bochte to 2B
Charlie Beamon pinch hits for Mario Mendoza (SS) batting 5th
b6 0-2 1 12- SEA C. Beamon D. Leonard 10% 43% Single to CF; Bochte to 3B; Horton to 2B
b6 0-2 1 123 RO SEA L. Roberts D. Leonard -2% 40% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Bochte Scores; Horton to 3B
b6 1-2 2 1-3 O SEA J. Simpson D. Leonard -9% 31% Foul Popfly: 3B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 1.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Mariners' Floyd Bannister facing 7-8-9
Bill Stein replaces Charlie Beamon (PH) playing 3B batting 5th
Larry Milbourne moves from 3B to SS
t7 2-1 0 --- O KCR F. White F. Bannister 3% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-1 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan F. Bannister 2% 36% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-1 2 --- KCR U. Washington F. Bannister -1% 34% Single to LF
t7 2-1 2 1-- O KCR W. Wilson F. Bannister 3% 37% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Mariners Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
b7 1-2 0 --- O SEA L. Milbourne D. Leonard -5% 32% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 1-2 1 --- SEA L. Cox D. Leonard 5% 38% Single to CF
b7 1-2 1 1-- O SEA J. Cruz D. Leonard -4% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B; Cox to 2B
b7 1-2 2 -2- R SEA R. Jones D. Leonard 21% 54% Single to CF (CF-RF); Cox Scores
b7 2-2 2 1-- RR SEA B. Bochte D. Leonard 32% 86% Home Run; Jones Scores
b7 4-2 2 --- O SEA W. Horton D. Leonard -1% 86% Lineout: CF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Mariners' Floyd Bannister facing 2-3-4
t8 2-4 0 --- O KCR H. McRae F. Bannister 4% 90% Popfly: SS
t8 2-4 1 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Bannister 3% 92% Groundout: 1B-P
t8 2-4 2 --- KCR A. Otis F. Bannister -2% 90% Single to CF
t8 2-4 2 1-- O KCR D. Porter F. Bannister 4% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
b8 4-2 0 --- O SEA B. Stein D. Leonard -1% 93% Foul Flyball: 1B
b8 4-2 1 --- SEA L. Roberts D. Leonard 1% 94% Walk
Al Hrabosky replaces Dennis Leonard pitching
b8 4-2 1 1-- O SEA J. Simpson A. Hrabosky -0% 93% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Roberts to 2B
b8 4-2 2 -2- SEA L. Milbourne A. Hrabosky 0% 93% Walk
b8 4-2 2 12- O SEA L. Cox A. Hrabosky -1% 92% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Mariners' Floyd Bannister facing 6-7-8
t9 2-4 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens F. Bannister 4% 96% Flyball: CF
t9 2-4 1 --- O KCR F. White F. Bannister 3% 99% Foul Popfly: C
t9 2-4 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan F. Bannister 1% 100% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 4.

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