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OAK
@BAL
4
2
CAL
@BOS
8
9
CHW
@DET
5
4
CLE
@MIL
8
7
SEA
@NYY
0
5
KCR
@TEX
4
3
PIT
@ATL
17
9
CIN
@CHC
7
4
STL
@HOU
4
5
 
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NYM
@LAD
2
7
PHI
@SDP
2
0
MON
@SFG
2
9
Wednesday, May 9, 1979, 7:35PM
, Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 18,324, Time of Game: 2:54
Royals
4
16-13
 Won 1 
3rd, 4½ GB
at Rangers
3
15-13
 Lost 1 
4th, 5 GB
W: Rich Gale (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          2  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  1    4  7  0
Rangers         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  1    3 13  4

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Steve Braun LF 5 2 3 1 0 0 .400 1.155 0.117 0.85 0.163 -0.046 1.1 3 0 HR
George Brett 3B 5 2 1 0 0 1 .256 .695 0.038 1.00 0.117 -0.079 0.2 1 0
Amos Otis CF 4 0 1 1 0 1 .324 .851 -0.024 0.92 0.065 -0.089 -0.2 3 0
Darrell Porter C 4 0 2 1 0 0 .360 1.042 0.186 0.76 0.208 -0.022 1.8 4 0 2B,SB,GDP
Hal McRae DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 .245 .734 -0.105 0.84 0.000 -0.105 -1.5
Pete LaCock 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .296 .767 -0.080 0.73 0.000 -0.080 -1.1 5 2
Clint Hurdle RF 2 0 0 0 2 0 .243 .768 0.025 0.51 0.047 -0.021 0.3 3 0
   Willie Wilson RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .507 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .663 -0.065 0.80 0.000 -0.065 -0.9 1 4 SH
U.L. Washington 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .583 -0.030 0.62 0.015 -0.045 -0.4 5 2
Rich Gale P 2 2
   Al Hrabosky P 0 0
   Renie Martin P 0 0
Team Totals 34 4 7 3 3 6 .206 .594 0.062 0.79 0.615 -0.552 -0.6 27 10
2B: D Porter (5, off F Jenkins).
HR: S Braun (1, off F Jenkins; 9th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF).
SH: F Patek (3, off F Jenkins).
TB: S Braun 6; D Porter 3; A Otis; G Brett.
GIDP: D Porter (2).
RBI: D Porter (29); S Braun (1); A Otis (17).
2-out RBI: S Braun.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. F Patek-U Washington-P LaCock; R Gale-F Patek-P LaCock.
Baserunning
SB: D Porter (1, 2nd base off F Jenkins/J Sundberg).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Grubb LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .585 -0.122 1.21 0.000 -0.122 -1.0 2 0 GDP
   Dave Chalk PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 0.026 0.86 0.026 0.000 0.2
   Larvell Blanks PR-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.048 1.87 0.000 -0.048 -0.2 0 1
Buddy Bell 3B 5 1 1 0 0 0 .211 .609 -0.046 1.19 0.075 -0.121 -0.6 1 0 2B
Al Oliver CF 5 0 4 1 0 0 .333 .858 0.132 1.10 0.160 -0.028 1.1 6 0
Richie Zisk RF 5 1 2 0 0 1 .226 .595 -0.171 1.80 0.091 -0.263 -0.4 1 0 GDP
Pat Putnam DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .704 -0.127 1.75 0.000 -0.127 -1.0
   Gary Gray PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .587 -0.035 1.41 0.000 -0.035 -0.3
Mike Jorgensen 1B 2 0 0 0 1 1 .255 .808 -0.059 1.35 0.027 -0.087 -0.3 6 1
   John Ellis PH-1B 1 1 1 0 0 0 .300 .752 0.028 0.76 0.028 0.000 0.2 2 0
Jim Sundberg C 4 0 1 0 0 1 .204 .581 -0.020 1.20 0.052 -0.072 -0.3 7 1
Bump Wills 2B 4 0 2 2 0 1 .221 .572 0.142 1.74 0.192 -0.050 1.6 1 2 SB
Nelson Norman SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 .219 .532 -0.029 1.52 0.036 -0.064 -0.3 1 2
   Billy Sample PH-LF 1 0 0 0 1 0 .269 .748 -0.108 2.56 0.015 -0.123 -0.3 0 0
Fergie Jenkins P 0 2
Team Totals 38 3 13 3 2 4 .342 .743 -0.437 1.46 0.702 -1.140 -1.6 27 9
2B: B Bell (9, off R Martin).
TB: A Oliver 4; B Bell 2; B Wills 2; R Zisk 2; N Norman; J Sundberg; J Ellis; D Chalk.
GIDP: J Grubb (3); R Zisk (4).
RBI: B Wills 2 (9); A Oliver (20).
2-out RBI: B Wills 2.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Jorgensen-N Norman-M Jorgensen.
E: B Wills (11); A Oliver 2 (4); F Jenkins (1).
Baserunning
SB: B Wills (8, 2nd base off R Gale/D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rich Gale, W (2-2) 6.2 6 0 0 2 4 0 5.09 27 64 0.397 1.15 3.4
Al Hrabosky, H (1) 1 5 2 2 0 0 0 3.60 8 1 0 -0.176 1.58 -1.7
Renie Martin, S (1) 1.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 6.75 5 2 0 0.217 3.03 -0.0
Team Totals 9 13 3 3 2 4 0 3.00 40 64 3 0 0.438 1.46 1.6

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Fergie Jenkins, L (4-1) 9 7 4 2 3 6 1 3.34 38 64 -0.062 0.79 0.6
Team Totals 9 7 4 2 3 6 1 2.00 38 64 -0.062 0.79 0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Thompson, 1B - Joe Bob Taylor, 2B - Dick Nelson, 3B - Johnny James.
Time of Game: 2:54.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Texas Rangers
1 Steve Braun LF 1 Johnny Grubb LF
2 George Brett 3B 2 Buddy Bell 3B
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Al Oliver CF
4 Darrell Porter C 4 Richie Zisk RF
5 Hal McRae DH 5 Pat Putnam DH
6 Pete LaCock 1B 6 Mike Jorgensen 1B
7 Clint Hurdle RF 7 Jim Sundberg C
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Bump Wills 2B
9 U.L. Washington 2B 9 Nelson Norman SS
Rich Gale P Fergie Jenkins P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 3-4 1 1-- OO TEX R. Zisk R. Martin 21% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 RR KCR D. Porter F. Jenkins 16% 72% Single to CF; Braun Scores; Brett Scores/Adv on E8 (throw to 3B)/No RBI/unER; Porter to 3B/Adv on throw to 3B
b8 0-3 2 123 RR TEX B. Wills A. Hrabosky -15% 71% Single to LF; Zisk Scores; Ellis Scores; Sundberg to 2B
b8 2-3 2 12- O TEX B. Sample R. Martin 12% 83% Flyball: LF
t9 3-2 2 --- R KCR S. Braun F. Jenkins 11% 91% 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, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR S. Braun F. Jenkins 4% 54% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCR G. Brett F. Jenkins 9% 62% Single to LF; Braun to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 O KCR A. Otis F. Jenkins -6% 56% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 1-3 RR KCR D. Porter F. Jenkins 16% 72% Single to CF; Braun Scores; Brett Scores/Adv on E8 (throw to 3B)/No RBI/unER; Porter to 3B/Adv on throw to 3B
t1 2-0 1 --3 O KCR H. McRae F. Jenkins -5% 68% Strikeout
t1 2-0 2 --3 O KCR P. LaCock F. Jenkins -3% 65% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O TEX J. Grubb R. Gale 2% 67% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- O TEX B. Bell R. Gale 2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-2 2 --- TEX A. Oliver R. Gale -1% 67% Single to RF
b1 0-2 2 1-- O TEX R. Zisk R. Gale 2% 70% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- KCR C. Hurdle F. Jenkins 3% 72% Walk
t2 2-0 0 1-- O KCR F. Patek F. Jenkins -1% 71% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Hurdle to 2B
t2 2-0 1 -2- O KCR U. Washington F. Jenkins -2% 69% Foul Popfly: C; Hurdle to 3B
t2 2-0 2 --3 O KCR S. Braun F. Jenkins -3% 66% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Rich Gale facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- O TEX P. Putnam R. Gale 3% 68% Flyball: CF
b2 0-2 1 --- TEX M. Jorgensen R. Gale -3% 66% Walk
b2 0-2 1 1-- O TEX J. Sundberg R. Gale 3% 69% Strikeout
b2 0-2 2 1-- TEX B. Wills R. Gale -3% 66% Single to CF; Jorgensen to 3B
b2 0-2 2 1-3 TEX N. Norman R. Gale -1% 65% Wills Steals 2B
b2 0-2 2 -23 O TEX N. Norman R. Gale 6% 71% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Jenkins -2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- O KCR A. Otis F. Jenkins -1% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 2-0 2 --- KCR D. Porter F. Jenkins 2% 70% Double to CF; Porter to 3B/Adv on E8
t3 2-0 2 --3 O KCR H. McRae F. Jenkins -3% 67% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
b3 0-2 0 --- O TEX J. Grubb R. Gale 3% 70% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 0-2 1 --- O TEX B. Bell R. Gale 2% 72% Popfly: 2B
b3 0-2 2 --- TEX A. Oliver R. Gale -1% 70% Single to CF
b3 0-2 2 1-- O TEX R. Zisk R. Gale 3% 73% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 6-7-8
t4 2-0 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock F. Jenkins -2% 71% Flyball: LF
t4 2-0 1 --- KCR C. Hurdle F. Jenkins 2% 73% Walk
t4 2-0 1 1-- O KCR F. Patek F. Jenkins -2% 71% Flyball: LF
t4 2-0 2 1-- KCR U. Washington F. Jenkins 2% 72% Walk; Hurdle to 2B
t4 2-0 2 12- KCR S. Braun F. Jenkins 2% 75% Single to LF; Hurdle to 3B; Washington to 2B
t4 2-0 2 123 O KCR G. Brett F. Jenkins -6% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Rich Gale facing 5-6-7
b4 0-2 0 --- O TEX P. Putnam R. Gale 3% 72% Groundout: 1B-P
b4 0-2 1 --- O TEX M. Jorgensen R. Gale 2% 74% Popfly: 2B
b4 0-2 2 --- O TEX J. Sundberg R. Gale 1% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 3-4-5
t5 2-0 0 --- O KCR A. Otis F. Jenkins -2% 73% Flyball: CF
t5 2-0 1 --- KCR D. Porter F. Jenkins 2% 75% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t5 2-0 1 1-- O KCR H. McRae F. Jenkins -2% 73% Strikeout
t5 2-0 2 1-- KCR P. LaCock F. Jenkins 1% 74% Porter Steals 2B
t5 2-0 2 -2- O KCR P. LaCock F. Jenkins -3% 71% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Rich Gale facing 8-9-1
b5 0-2 0 --- O TEX B. Wills R. Gale 3% 74% Flyball: RF
b5 0-2 1 --- TEX N. Norman R. Gale -4% 71% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b5 0-2 1 1-- OO TEX J. Grubb R. Gale 7% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 7-8-9
t6 2-0 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle F. Jenkins -2% 76% Flyball: CF
t6 2-0 1 --- O KCR F. Patek F. Jenkins -1% 75% Groundout: P-1B
t6 2-0 2 --- O KCR U. Washington F. Jenkins -1% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Rich Gale facing 2-3-4
b6 0-2 0 --- O TEX B. Bell R. Gale 4% 78% Flyball: RF
b6 0-2 1 --- TEX A. Oliver R. Gale -4% 74% Single to CF
b6 0-2 1 1-- TEX R. Zisk R. Gale -6% 68% Single to LF; Oliver to 2B
b6 0-2 1 12- O TEX P. Putnam R. Gale 7% 75% Flyball: CF
b6 0-2 2 12- O TEX M. Jorgensen R. Gale 7% 82% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 1-2-3
t7 2-0 0 --- O KCR S. Braun F. Jenkins -2% 80% Flyball: CF
t7 2-0 1 --- KCR G. Brett F. Jenkins 3% 83% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Brett to 2B
t7 2-0 1 -2- R KCR A. Otis F. Jenkins 6% 89% Single to RF; Brett Scores/unER
t7 3-0 1 1-- OO KCR D. Porter F. Jenkins -2% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Rich Gale facing 7-8-9
b7 0-3 0 --- O TEX J. Sundberg R. Gale 3% 90% Flyball: RF
b7 0-3 1 --- O TEX B. Wills R. Gale 2% 92% Strikeout Looking
Billy Sample pinch hits for Nelson Norman (SS) batting 9th
Al Hrabosky replaces Rich Gale pitching (change occurred mid-batter)
b7 0-3 2 --- TEX B. Sample R. Gale -1% 90% Walk
Dave Chalk pinch hits for Johnny Grubb (LF) batting 1st
b7 0-3 2 1-- TEX D. Chalk A. Hrabosky -3% 88% Single to LF; Sample to 2B
Larvell Blanks pinch runs for Dave Chalk (PH) batting 1st
b7 0-3 2 12- O TEX B. Bell A. Hrabosky 5% 93% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Rangers 0.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 5-6-7
Larvell Blanks moves from PR to SS
Billy Sample moves from PH to LF
t8 3-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae F. Jenkins -1% 92% Foul Flyball: 3B
t8 3-0 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock F. Jenkins -1% 92% Flyball: RF
t8 3-0 2 --- O KCR C. Hurdle F. Jenkins -0% 91% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Al Hrabosky facing 3-4-5
Willie Wilson replaces Clint Hurdle playing RF batting 7th
b8 0-3 0 --- O TEX A. Oliver A. Hrabosky 3% 94% Foul Flyball: 3B
b8 0-3 1 --- TEX R. Zisk A. Hrabosky -3% 91% Single to LF
Gary Gray pinch hits for Pat Putnam (DH) batting 5th
b8 0-3 1 1-- O TEX G. Gray A. Hrabosky 3% 94% Flyball: LF
John Ellis pinch hits for Mike Jorgensen (1B) batting 6th
b8 0-3 2 1-- TEX J. Ellis A. Hrabosky -3% 92% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Zisk to 2B
b8 0-3 2 12- TEX J. Sundberg A. Hrabosky -5% 86% Single to RF; Zisk to 3B; Ellis to 2B
b8 0-3 2 123 RR TEX B. Wills A. Hrabosky -15% 71% Single to LF; Zisk Scores; Ellis Scores; Sundberg to 2B
Renie Martin replaces Al Hrabosky pitching
b8 2-3 2 12- O TEX B. Sample R. Martin 12% 83% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Rangers 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 8-9-1
John Ellis moves from PH to 1B
t9 3-2 0 --- O KCR F. Patek F. Jenkins -2% 82% Groundout: C-1B
t9 3-2 1 --- O KCR U. Washington F. Jenkins -1% 80% Strikeout
t9 3-2 2 --- R KCR S. Braun F. Jenkins 11% 91% Home Run
t9 4-2 2 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Jenkins -0% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Renie Martin facing 1-2-3
b9 2-4 0 --- O TEX L. Blanks R. Martin 5% 95% Popfly: 2B
b9 2-4 1 --- TEX B. Bell R. Martin -7% 88% Double to LF
b9 2-4 1 -2- R TEX A. Oliver R. Martin -9% 79% Single to CF; Bell Scores
b9 3-4 1 1-- OO TEX R. Zisk R. Martin 21% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Rangers 3.

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