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Standings
BAL
@CAL
13
8
CLE
@CHW
7
2
DET
@MIL
9
5
TOR
@MIN
1
5
TOR
@MIN
6
4
 
(13)
BOS
@OAK
6
1
NYY
@SEA
0
5
KCR
@TEX
5
4
LAD
@ATL
3
1
SDP
@CIN
0
1
SFG
@HOU
4
5
STL
@MON
4
6
STL
@MON
4
9
PIT
@NYM
4
6
PIT
@NYM
3
0
CHC
@PHI
2
0
Sunday, June 8, 1980, 7:35PM
, Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 16,179, Time of Game: 3:08
Royals
5
33-20
 Won 6 
1st
at Rangers
4
24-29
 Lost 5 
5th, 9 GB
L: Bob Babcock (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  2  2    5 15  3
Rangers         1  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    4 12  1

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 5 0 3 0 0 0 5 .306 .345 .387 .733 0.077 1.34 0.143 -0.065 1.1 4 1 SB
U.L. Washington SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .274 .335 .374 .709 -0.331 1.51 0.030 -0.361 -3.3 1 7 CS,GDP
George Brett 3B 5 1 3 2 0 0 5 .333 .401 .589 .990 0.456 1.11 0.520 -0.064 1.8 2 2 HR,2B
Darrell Porter DH 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .304 .385 .452 .837 0.055 0.74 0.078 -0.023 0.4
Amos Otis CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .196 .283 .275 .558 0.043 1.41 0.098 -0.055 0.1 2 0
Willie Aikens 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .247 .358 .354 .712 -0.124 1.65 0.000 -0.124 -1.2 5 1
   Hal McRae PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .270 .325 .470 .795 0.133 3.52 0.133 0.000 1.0
   Jerry Terrell PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091 .182 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Pete LaCock 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .149 .214 .188 .402 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
John Wathan C 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .324 .391 .422 .813 0.211 1.77 0.255 -0.045 0.9 4 1
Clint Hurdle RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .292 .351 .542 .892 0.010 0.77 0.039 -0.029 0.1 2 0
   Frank White PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .291 .316 .369 .685 -0.174 3.81 0.000 -0.174 -0.9 1 1 GDP
Dave Chalk 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .271 .328 .356 .684 0.078 1.26 0.122 -0.044 0.9 3 0
   Rusty Torres RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .161 .333 .161 .495 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jamie Quirk PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .208 .204 .283 .487 -0.058 2.29 0.000 -0.058 -0.2 0 0
Larry Gura P 1 0
   Marty Pattin P 0 0
   Gary Christenson P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 39 5 15 5 1 3 40 .385 .400 .487 .887 0.376 1.42 1.418 -1.042 0.7 27 13
2B: G Brett (12, off D Medich).
HR: G Brett (7, off B Babcock, 9th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: G Brett 7; W Wilson 3; J Wathan 2; D Porter 2; A Otis; C Hurdle; U Washington; H McRae; D Chalk.
GIDP: F White (5); U Washington (6).
RBI: G Brett 2 (40); D Chalk (12); J Wathan (22); H McRae (16).
2-out RBI: G Brett 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. F White-U Washington-P LaCock.
E: J Wathan (4); U Washington (10); D Chalk (1).
Outfield Assists: W Wilson (B Wills at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (24, 2nd base off D Medich/J Sundberg).
CS: U Washington (4, 2nd base by D Medich/J Sundberg).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mickey Rivers CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .275 .295 .356 .651 -0.046 1.12 0.052 -0.098 -0.3 5 0
Bump Wills 2B 4 2 2 1 1 0 5 .231 .305 .316 .621 0.188 0.90 0.201 -0.014 1.8 3 2 SB
Al Oliver LF 5 0 3 0 0 0 5 .305 .367 .446 .813 0.085 1.07 0.127 -0.042 -0.1 5 1
Richie Zisk DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .277 .331 .494 .825 0.026 0.83 0.067 -0.040 -0.0
   Rusty Staub PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .377 .387 .607 .994 0.343 4.64 0.343 0.000 1.5 2B
John Ellis 1B 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .278 .337 .319 .657 -0.041 1.01 0.000 -0.041 -0.9 7 0 SF
   Pat Putnam 1B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .238 .313 .371 .683 -0.004 5.90 0.000 -0.004 0.2 2 0 IW
Billy Sample RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .211 .324 .263 .587 -0.042 0.70 0.006 -0.048 -0.5 1 0
   Jim Norris PH-RF 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .329 .279 .609 -0.468 5.39 0.064 -0.532 -1.2 0 0 GDP
Jim Sundberg C 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .301 .384 .452 .836 0.015 1.05 0.044 -0.029 0.2 3 1 SH
Dave Roberts 3B 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .214 .308 .357 .665 -0.124 1.27 0.000 -0.124 -1.1 0 1
Pepe Frias SS 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .237 .253 .276 .529 0.024 0.73 0.035 -0.011 0.3 1 6
   Johnny Grubb PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .224 .312 .254 .565 -0.079 2.85 0.000 -0.079 -0.3
   Bud Harrelson SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .129 .308 .161 .469 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Doc Medich P 0 1
   Sparky Lyle P 0 0
   Bob Babcock P 0 0
Team Totals 36 4 12 3 4 3 42 .333 .390 .361 .751 -0.123 1.43 0.939 -1.062 -0.3 27 12
2B: R Staub (6, off D Quisenberry).
SF: J Ellis (3, off L Gura).
SH: J Sundberg (2, off M Pattin).
IBB: P Putnam (2, by D Quisenberry).
TB: A Oliver 3; B Wills 2; R Staub 2; R Zisk; J Norris; M Rivers; B Sample; P Frias; J Sundberg.
GIDP: J Norris (5).
RBI: J Ellis (15); B Wills (18); R Staub (10).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 3. B Wills-P Putnam; B Wills-P Frias-J Ellis; A Oliver-J Ellis.
E: P Frias (10).
Outfield Assists: A Oliver (W Wilson at 1st base).
Baserunning
SB: B Wills (16, 2nd base off L Gura/J Wathan).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura 7 9 3 3 2 2 0 2.31 32 47 -0.068 0.81 0.4
Marty Pattin 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.41 3 0 0 0.025 2.35 0.2
Gary Christenson, W (3-0) 0.2 1 1 1 1 1 0 5.14 4 1 0 -0.027 2.08 -0.1
Dan Quisenberry, S (10) 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.28 3 2 1 0.193 6.51 -0.1
Team Totals 9 12 4 4 4 3 0 4.00 42 47 3 1 0.123 1.43 0.3

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Doc Medich 7.1 11 3 3 1 2 0 4.52 32 45 0.226 1.17 2.0
Sparky Lyle, BS (2) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.92 2 2 2 -0.364 4.12 -2.0
Bob Babcock, L (0-1) 1.2 2 2 2 0 1 1 5.40 6 2 0 -0.239 1.93 -0.6
Team Totals 9 15 5 5 1 3 1 5.00 40 45 4 2 -0.377 1.42 -0.7
S Lyle faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: D Quisenberry (4; P Putnam).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Durwood Merrill, 1B - Marty Springstead, 2B - Joe Brinkman, 3B - Nick Bremigan.
Time of Game: 3:08.
Attendance: 16,179.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Texas Rangers
1 Willie Wilson LF 1 Mickey Rivers CF
2 U.L. Washington SS 2 Bump Wills 2B
3 George Brett 3B 3 Al Oliver LF
4 Darrell Porter DH 4 Richie Zisk DH
5 Amos Otis CF 5 John Ellis 1B
6 Willie Aikens 1B 6 Billy Sample RF
7 John Wathan C 7 Jim Sundberg C
8 Clint Hurdle RF 8 Dave Roberts 3B
9 Dave Chalk 2B 9 Pepe Frias SS
Larry Gura P Doc Medich P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 4-5 1 123 OO TEX J. Norris D. Quisenberry 53% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t9 3-3 2 1-- RR KCR G. Brett B. Babcock 49% 92% Home Run; Washington Scores
b9 3-5 1 12- R TEX R. Staub D. Quisenberry -34% 46% Ground-rule Double; Wills Scores; Oliver to 3B
t8 2-3 1 12- R KCR J. Wathan S. Lyle 23% 57% Single to CF; Otis Scores; Terrell to 2B
t4 1-3 1 123 OO KCR U. Washington D. Medich -18% 21% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B

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' Doc Medich facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson D. Medich 4% 54% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCR U. Washington D. Medich 2% 56% Wilson Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O KCR U. Washington D. Medich -6% 50% Fielder's Choice SS; Wilson out at 3B/SS-3B-2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett D. Medich -4% 46% Washington Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t1 0-0 2 --- KCR G. Brett D. Medich 2% 48% Double to RF
t1 0-0 2 -2- KCR D. Porter D. Medich 1% 49% Walk
t1 0-0 2 12- KCR A. Otis D. Medich 3% 52% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Brett to 3B; Porter to 2B
t1 0-0 2 123 O KCR W. Aikens D. Medich -7% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O TEX M. Rivers L. Gura 2% 47% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- TEX B. Wills L. Gura -2% 45% Single to LF
b1 0-0 1 1-- TEX A. Oliver L. Gura -4% 42% Single to LF; Wills to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- TEX R. Zisk L. Gura -6% 36% Walk; Wills to 3B; Oliver to 2B
b1 0-0 1 123 RO TEX J. Ellis L. Gura 0% 36% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Wills Scores
b1 1-0 2 12- O TEX B. Sample L. Gura 4% 39% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 7-8-9
t2 0-1 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan D. Medich -2% 37% Strikeout
t2 0-1 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle D. Medich -2% 35% Strikeout
t2 0-1 2 --- O KCR D. Chalk D. Medich -1% 34% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- TEX J. Sundberg L. Gura -3% 31% Single to CF
b2 1-0 0 1-- O TEX D. Roberts L. Gura 3% 34% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 1-0 1 1-- TEX P. Frias L. Gura -3% 31% Single to LF; Roberts to 2B
b2 1-0 1 12- TEX M. Rivers L. Gura -5% 26% Single to RF; Roberts to 3B; Frias to 2B
b2 1-0 1 123 RRO TEX B. Wills L. Gura -8% 18% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Roberts Scores; Frias Scores/Adv on E4 (throw to 1B); Wills to 2B
b2 3-0 2 -2- O TEX A. Oliver L. Gura 2% 20% Single to LF; Wills out at Hm/LF-C
2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 3.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 1-2-3
t3 0-3 0 --- KCR W. Wilson D. Medich 4% 23% Single to CF
t3 0-3 0 1-- OO KCR U. Washington D. Medich -7% 16% Line Drive Double Play: LF-1B
t3 0-3 2 --- KCR G. Brett D. Medich 1% 17% Single to RF
t3 0-3 2 1-- KCR D. Porter D. Medich 2% 20% Single to CF; Brett to 3B
t3 0-3 2 1-3 O KCR A. Otis D. Medich -4% 15% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
b3 3-0 0 --- O TEX R. Zisk L. Gura 1% 16% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 3-0 1 --- O TEX J. Ellis L. Gura 1% 17% Foul Popfly: 3B
b3 3-0 2 --- TEX B. Sample L. Gura -1% 17% Single to CF
b3 3-0 2 1-- O TEX J. Sundberg L. Gura 1% 18% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 3.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 6-7-8
t4 0-3 0 --- O KCR W. Aikens D. Medich -2% 16% Flyball: LF
t4 0-3 1 --- KCR J. Wathan D. Medich 2% 18% Single to 3B
t4 0-3 1 1-- KCR C. Hurdle D. Medich 4% 22% Single to LF; Wathan to 2B
t4 0-3 1 12- R KCR D. Chalk D. Medich 12% 34% Single to RF; Wathan Scores; Hurdle to 3B
t4 1-3 1 1-3 KCR W. Wilson D. Medich 5% 39% Single to LF; Hurdle stays at 3B; Chalk to 2B
t4 1-3 1 123 OO KCR U. Washington D. Medich -18% 21% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 8-9-1
b4 3-1 0 --- O TEX D. Roberts L. Gura 1% 22% Flyball: LF
b4 3-1 1 --- O TEX P. Frias L. Gura 1% 23% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 3-1 2 --- O TEX M. Rivers L. Gura 1% 24% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 3-4-5
t5 1-3 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Medich -3% 21% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-3 1 --- O KCR D. Porter D. Medich -2% 19% Flyball: LF
t5 1-3 2 --- O KCR A. Otis D. Medich -1% 18% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 2-3-4
b5 3-1 0 --- O TEX B. Wills L. Gura 1% 19% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 3-1 1 --- O TEX A. Oliver L. Gura 1% 20% Flyball: LF
b5 3-1 2 --- TEX R. Zisk L. Gura -1% 20% Single to CF
b5 3-1 2 1-- O TEX J. Ellis L. Gura 1% 21% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 6-7-8
t6 1-3 0 --- O KCR W. Aikens D. Medich -3% 18% Flyball: LF
t6 1-3 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan D. Medich -2% 16% Groundout: P-1B
t6 1-3 2 --- O KCR C. Hurdle D. Medich -1% 15% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 6-7-8
b6 3-1 0 --- O TEX B. Sample L. Gura 1% 16% Flyball: CF
b6 3-1 1 --- TEX J. Sundberg L. Gura -1% 15% Reached on E6 (throw to 1B) (Ground Ball)
b6 3-1 1 1-- O TEX D. Roberts L. Gura 1% 16% Groundout: SS-1B; Sundberg to 2B
b6 3-1 2 -2- TEX P. Frias L. Gura -0% 15% Walk
b6 3-1 2 12- O TEX M. Rivers L. Gura 2% 18% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 9-1-2
t7 1-3 0 --- O KCR D. Chalk D. Medich -3% 14% Flyball: RF
t7 1-3 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Medich -2% 12% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 1-3 2 --- O KCR U. Washington D. Medich -1% 11% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 2-3-4
b7 3-1 0 --- TEX B. Wills L. Gura -1% 9% Single to CF
b7 3-1 0 1-- O TEX A. Oliver L. Gura 1% 11% Flyball: LF
b7 3-1 1 1-- TEX R. Zisk L. Gura -3% 8% Wills Steals 2B; Wills to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b7 3-1 1 --3 O TEX R. Zisk L. Gura 3% 11% Strikeout
b7 3-1 2 --3 O TEX J. Ellis L. Gura 2% 13% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 3-4-5
Pat Putnam replaces John Ellis playing 1B batting 5th
t8 1-3 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Medich -4% 9% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 1-3 1 --- KCR D. Porter D. Medich 4% 14% Single to RF
t8 1-3 1 1-- KCR A. Otis D. Medich 7% 21% Single to CF; Porter to 2B
Sparky Lyle replaces Doc Medich pitching
Hal McRae pinch hits for Willie Aikens (1B) batting 6th
t8 1-3 1 12- R KCR H. McRae S. Lyle 13% 34% Single to RF; Porter Scores; Otis to 2B
Jerry Terrell pinch runs for Hal McRae (PH) batting 6th
t8 2-3 1 12- R KCR J. Wathan S. Lyle 23% 57% Single to CF; Otis Scores; Terrell to 2B
Bob Babcock replaces Sparky Lyle pitching
Frank White pinch hits for Clint Hurdle (RF) batting 8th
t8 3-3 1 12- OO KCR F. White B. Babcock -17% 40% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 6-7-8
Marty Pattin replaces Larry Gura pitching
Pete LaCock replaces Jerry Terrell (PR) playing 1B batting 6th
Frank White moves from PH to 2B
Rusty Torres replaces Dave Chalk (2B) playing RF batting 9th
Jim Norris pinch hits for Billy Sample (RF) batting 6th
b8 3-3 0 --- TEX J. Norris M. Pattin -6% 33% Single to RF
b8 3-3 0 1-- O TEX J. Sundberg M. Pattin 2% 35% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Norris to 2B
b8 3-3 1 -2- O TEX D. Roberts M. Pattin 7% 42% Popfly: 3B
Gary Christenson replaces Marty Pattin pitching
Johnny Grubb pinch hits for Pepe Frias (SS) batting 9th
b8 3-3 2 -2- O TEX J. Grubb G. Christenson 8% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Rangers 3.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, Rangers' Bob Babcock facing 9-1-2
Bud Harrelson replaces Johnny Grubb (PH) playing SS batting 9th
Jim Norris moves from PH to RF
Jamie Quirk pinch hits for Rusty Torres (RF) batting 9th
t9 3-3 0 --- O KCR J. Quirk B. Babcock -6% 44% Strikeout Looking
t9 3-3 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Babcock -4% 40% Flyball: CF
t9 3-3 2 --- KCR U. Washington B. Babcock 3% 43% Single to CF
t9 3-3 2 1-- RR KCR G. Brett B. Babcock 49% 92% Home Run; Washington Scores
t9 5-3 2 --- O KCR D. Porter B. Babcock -0% 91% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Gary Christenson facing 1-2-3
Jamie Quirk moves from PH to RF
b9 3-5 0 --- O TEX M. Rivers G. Christenson 4% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 3-5 1 --- TEX B. Wills G. Christenson -6% 90% Walk
b9 3-5 1 1-- TEX A. Oliver G. Christenson -9% 81% Single to RF; Wills to 2B
Dan Quisenberry replaces Gary Christenson pitching
Rusty Staub pinch hits for Richie Zisk (DH) batting 4th
b9 3-5 1 12- R TEX R. Staub D. Quisenberry -34% 46% Ground-rule Double; Wills Scores; Oliver to 3B
b9 4-5 1 -23 TEX P. Putnam D. Quisenberry 0% 47% Intentional Walk
b9 4-5 1 123 OO TEX J. Norris D. Quisenberry 53% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Rangers 4.

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  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

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