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1
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@CLE
2
5
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@MIL
2
5
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@MIN
3
10
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@NYY
3
5
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@TEX
6
5
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@CHC
12
10
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@LAD
1
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@PIT
10
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@SDP
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@STL
2
1
Tuesday, May 31, 1983,
, Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 10,448, Time of Game: 2:43
Royals
6
21-20
 Won 2 
2nd, 3 GB
at Rangers
5
22-24
 Lost 4 
3rd, 4½ GB
W: Buddy Black (2-0)
L: Danny Darwin (3-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  2  0   4  0  0   0  0  0    6  9  1
Rangers         0  0  1   0  0  2   0  2  0    5  7  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson LF 5 1 1 0 0 2 .275 .706 0.081 0.96 0.153 -0.072 0.6 0 0 2B
Pat Sheridan RF 5 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .634 -0.083 0.58 0.000 -0.083 -1.4 5 0
George Brett 3B 3 1 1 0 2 0 .371 1.171 0.024 0.48 0.038 -0.014 0.4 0 1 2·IW
Hal McRae DH 2 1 1 2 2 0 .358 .961 0.199 0.88 0.208 -0.009 3.1 2B,HBP
Willie Aikens 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 .308 .880 0.025 0.90 0.067 -0.042 0.1 8 0
   Joe Simpson PR-1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .149 .416 -0.066 1.06 0.000 -0.066 -1.2 2 0 CS
Amos Otis CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 .231 .616 -0.013 1.12 0.077 -0.090 -0.7 4 0
Frank White 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 .260 .738 0.040 1.06 0.054 -0.013 0.1 3 1 SB
John Wathan C 4 1 2 1 0 1 .277 .645 0.130 0.91 0.137 -0.007 1.4 3 0 SB
U.L. Washington SS 3 0 1 0 0 2 .212 .582 -0.058 0.81 0.006 -0.063 -0.6 2 7 SH
Buddy Black P 0 1
   Mike Armstrong P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 35 6 9 4 5 9 .257 .680 0.279 0.86 0.740 -0.459 1.6 27 10
2B: W Wilson (10, off D Darwin); H McRae (14, off D Darwin).
SH: U Washington (4, off D Darwin).
IBB: G Brett 2 (7, by D Darwin, by F Tanana).
HBP: H McRae (3, by D Darwin).
TB: J Wathan 2; H McRae 2; W Wilson 2; A Otis; U Washington; W Aikens; F White; G Brett.
RBI: H McRae 2 (25); F White (23); J Wathan (11).
2-out RBI: H McRae 2.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
E: P Sheridan (1).
Baserunning
SB: J Wathan (12, 2nd base off D Darwin/J Sundberg); F White (6, 2nd base off D Darwin/J Sundberg).
CS: J Simpson (1, 2nd base by D Darwin/J Sundberg).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Wayne Tolleson 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .298 .680 -0.058 0.87 0.022 -0.080 -0.4 4 2
Billy Sample LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .247 .710 -0.057 0.80 0.018 -0.075 -0.6 4 0 2B
Buddy Bell 3B 4 2 2 2 0 0 .234 .620 0.170 0.68 0.194 -0.024 2.9 0 3 HR
Dave Hostetler DH 3 0 1 1 0 1 .215 .633 -0.045 0.89 0.015 -0.060 0.1 SF
Larry Parrish RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .830 -0.130 1.30 0.000 -0.130 -0.8 2 0
Pete O'Brien 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .559 -0.113 1.12 0.000 -0.113 -0.7 6 0
Bucky Dent SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 .273 .665 0.014 0.75 0.044 -0.030 -0.0 0 2
   Larry Biittner PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .651 -0.045 1.77 0.000 -0.045 -0.1
George Wright CF 3 1 0 0 0 1 .251 .591 -0.058 0.82 0.000 -0.058 -0.6 2 0
Jim Sundberg C 3 0 1 1 0 0 .211 .537 0.101 0.86 0.131 -0.030 0.8 9 1 2B
Danny Darwin P 0 0
   Frank Tanana P 0 0
   Odell Jones P 0 0
Team Totals 33 5 7 4 0 2 .212 .570 -0.221 0.93 0.424 -0.645 0.6 27 8
2B: B Sample (9, off M Armstrong); J Sundberg (6, off B Black).
HR: B Bell (3, off M Armstrong; 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: D Hostetler (1, off B Black).
TB: B Bell 5; J Sundberg 2; B Sample 2; W Tolleson; B Dent; D Hostetler.
RBI: B Bell 2 (21); D Hostetler (18); J Sundberg (12).
2-out RBI: B Bell 2.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
E: D Darwin (1).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Buddy Black, W (2-0) 6 5 3 2 0 0 0 2.63 23 52 0.050 0.77 -0.1
Mike Armstrong, H (2) 1.2 2 2 2 0 1 1 2.96 7 0 0 -0.057 0.71 -1.1
Dan Quisenberry, S (12) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.21 4 0 0 0.227 2.25 0.6
Team Totals 9 7 5 4 0 2 1 4.00 34 52 0 0 0.220 0.93 -0.6

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Danny Darwin, L (3-5) 8 9 6 2 3 7 0 2.95 37 52 -0.362 0.81 -2.7
Frank Tanana 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.57 2 1 0 0.022 0.83 0.2
Odell Jones 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.88 3 2 0 0.060 1.64 0.9
Team Totals 9 9 6 2 5 9 0 2.00 42 52 3 0 -0.280 0.86 -1.6
D Darwin faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: B Black (1).
HBP: D Darwin (2; H McRae).
IBB: D Darwin (2; G Brett); F Tanana (2; G Brett).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Reilly, 1B - Vic Voltaggio, 2B - Rich Garcia, 3B - Don Denkinger.
Time of Game: 2:43.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Texas Rangers
1 Willie Wilson LF 1 Wayne Tolleson 2B
2 Pat Sheridan RF 2 Billy Sample LF
3 George Brett 3B 3 Buddy Bell 3B
4 Hal McRae DH 4 Dave Hostetler DH
5 Willie Aikens 1B 5 Larry Parrish RF
6 Amos Otis CF 6 Pete O'Brien 1B
7 Frank White 2B 7 Bucky Dent SS
8 John Wathan C 8 George Wright CF
9 U.L. Washington SS 9 Jim Sundberg C
Buddy Black P Danny Darwin P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 3-6 2 -2- RR TEX B. Bell M. Armstrong -13% 81% Home Run; Sample Scores
b3 0-2 1 1-- R TEX J. Sundberg B. Black -13% 55% Double to LF; Wright Scores
t4 2-1 1 -23 RR KCR W. Wilson D. Darwin 11% 82% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); White Scores/unER/No RBI; Wathan Scores/unER/No RBI
t4 4-1 2 12- RR KCR H. McRae D. Darwin 10% 92% Double to RF; Wilson Scores/unER; Brett Scores/unER
b9 5-6 0 --- O TEX L. Parrish D. Quisenberry 9% 89% Lineout: RF

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' Danny Darwin facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Darwin -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR P. Sheridan D. Darwin -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Darwin -1% 45% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O TEX W. Tolleson B. Black 2% 47% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- O TEX B. Sample B. Black 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O TEX B. Bell B. Black 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- KCR H. McRae D. Darwin 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- KCR W. Aikens D. Darwin 6% 60% Walk; McRae to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- KCR A. Otis D. Darwin 8% 67% Single to RF; McRae to 3B; Aikens to 2B
t2 0-0 0 123 RO KCR F. White D. Darwin -0% 67% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; McRae Scores; Aikens to 3B
t2 1-0 1 1-3 KCR J. Wathan D. Darwin 2% 69% White Steals 2B
t2 1-0 1 -23 R KCR J. Wathan D. Darwin 7% 76% Single to CF; Aikens Scores; White to 3B
t2 2-0 1 1-3 KCR U. Washington D. Darwin 1% 77% Wathan Steals 2B
t2 2-0 1 -23 O KCR U. Washington D. Darwin -6% 71% Strikeout
t2 2-0 2 -23 O KCR W. Wilson D. Darwin -4% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O TEX D. Hostetler B. Black 2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-2 1 --- O TEX L. Parrish B. Black 2% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-2 2 --- O TEX P. O'Brien B. Black 1% 72% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- O KCR P. Sheridan D. Darwin -2% 70% Flyball: LF
t3 2-0 1 --- KCR G. Brett D. Darwin 2% 72% Single to RF
t3 2-0 1 1-- KCR H. McRae D. Darwin 3% 75% Hit By Pitch; Brett to 2B
t3 2-0 1 12- O KCR W. Aikens D. Darwin -3% 71% Lineout: CF
t3 2-0 2 12- O KCR A. Otis D. Darwin -3% 68% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Buddy Black facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- TEX B. Dent B. Black -4% 64% Single to CF
b3 0-2 0 1-- O TEX G. Wright B. Black 4% 68% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-2 1 1-- R TEX J. Sundberg B. Black -13% 55% Double to LF; Wright Scores
b3 1-2 1 -2- O TEX W. Tolleson B. Black 4% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-2 2 -2- O TEX B. Sample B. Black 4% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 7-8-9
t4 2-1 0 --- KCR F. White D. Darwin 4% 66% Single to CF
t4 2-1 0 1-- KCR J. Wathan D. Darwin 5% 72% Single to 3B; White to 2B
t4 2-1 0 12- O KCR U. Washington D. Darwin -0% 72% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; White to 3B; Wathan to 2B
t4 2-1 1 -23 RR KCR W. Wilson D. Darwin 11% 82% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); White Scores/unER/No RBI; Wathan Scores/unER/No RBI
t4 4-1 1 1-- O KCR P. Sheridan D. Darwin -2% 81% Strikeout Looking
t4 4-1 2 1-- KCR G. Brett D. Darwin 1% 82% Intentional Walk; Wilson to 2B
t4 4-1 2 12- RR KCR H. McRae D. Darwin 10% 92% Double to RF; Wilson Scores/unER; Brett Scores/unER
t4 6-1 2 -2- O KCR W. Aikens D. Darwin -1% 91% Lineout: 1B
4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Buddy Black facing 3-4-5
b4 1-6 0 --- O TEX B. Bell B. Black 1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-6 1 --- TEX D. Hostetler B. Black -2% 91% Single to LF
b4 1-6 1 1-- O TEX L. Parrish B. Black 2% 93% Flyball: CF
b4 1-6 2 1-- O TEX P. O'Brien B. Black 1% 94% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Rangers 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 6-7-8
t5 6-1 0 --- O KCR A. Otis D. Darwin -0% 94% Strikeout
t5 6-1 1 --- O KCR F. White D. Darwin -0% 93% Popfly: 2B
t5 6-1 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan D. Darwin -0% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Buddy Black facing 7-8-9
b5 1-6 0 --- O TEX B. Dent B. Black 1% 94% Flyball: RF
b5 1-6 1 --- O TEX G. Wright B. Black 1% 95% Popfly: 2B
b5 1-6 2 --- O TEX J. Sundberg B. Black 0% 96% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Rangers 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 9-1-2
t6 6-1 0 --- KCR U. Washington D. Darwin 1% 96% Single to 3B
t6 6-1 0 1-- O KCR W. Wilson D. Darwin -1% 96% Strikeout
t6 6-1 1 1-- O KCR P. Sheridan D. Darwin -0% 95% Flyball: RF
t6 6-1 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett D. Darwin -0% 95% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Buddy Black facing 1-2-3
b6 1-6 0 --- TEX W. Tolleson B. Black -2% 93% Single to 3B
b6 1-6 0 1-- O TEX B. Sample B. Black 2% 95% Flyball: 2B
b6 1-6 1 1-- R TEX B. Bell B. Black -5% 90% Single to RF; Tolleson Scores/Adv on E9; Bell to 2B
b6 2-6 1 -2- TEX D. Hostetler B. Black -1% 89% Wild Pitch; Bell to 3B
b6 2-6 1 --3 RO TEX D. Hostetler B. Black 0% 89% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Bell Scores/unER
b6 3-6 2 --- O TEX L. Parrish B. Black 1% 90% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Rangers 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 4-5-6
t7 6-3 0 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Darwin -1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 6-3 1 --- KCR W. Aikens D. Darwin 1% 90% Single to RF
Joe Simpson pinch runs for Willie Aikens (1B) batting 5th
t7 6-3 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis D. Darwin -2% 88% Simpson Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t7 6-3 2 --- O KCR A. Otis D. Darwin -0% 88% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Mike Armstrong facing 6-7-8
Mike Armstrong replaces Buddy Black pitching
Joe Simpson moves from PR to 1B
b7 3-6 0 --- O TEX P. O'Brien M. Armstrong 3% 91% Popfly: SS
b7 3-6 1 --- O TEX B. Dent M. Armstrong 2% 92% Flyball: CF
b7 3-6 2 --- O TEX G. Wright M. Armstrong 1% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Rangers 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 7-8-9
t8 6-3 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Darwin -1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 6-3 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan D. Darwin -0% 92% Flyball: CF
t8 6-3 2 --- O KCR U. Washington D. Darwin -0% 92% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Mike Armstrong facing 9-1-2
b8 3-6 0 --- O TEX J. Sundberg M. Armstrong 3% 94% Popfly: C
b8 3-6 1 --- O TEX W. Tolleson M. Armstrong 2% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 3-6 2 --- TEX B. Sample M. Armstrong -2% 94% Double to LF
b8 3-6 2 -2- RR TEX B. Bell M. Armstrong -13% 81% Home Run; Sample Scores
Dan Quisenberry replaces Mike Armstrong pitching
b8 5-6 2 --- O TEX D. Hostetler D. Quisenberry 3% 84% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Rangers 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-5, Rangers' Danny Darwin facing 1-2-3
t9 6-5 0 --- KCR W. Wilson D. Darwin 5% 89% Double to RF
Frank Tanana replaces Danny Darwin pitching
t9 6-5 0 -2- O KCR P. Sheridan F. Tanana -3% 86% Strikeout
t9 6-5 1 -2- KCR G. Brett F. Tanana 1% 86% Intentional Walk
Odell Jones replaces Frank Tanana pitching
t9 6-5 1 12- KCR H. McRae O. Jones 4% 90% Walk; Wilson to 3B; Brett to 2B
t9 6-5 1 123 O KCR J. Simpson O. Jones -5% 85% Strikeout Looking
t9 6-5 2 123 O KCR A. Otis O. Jones -5% 80% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 6, Rangers 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 5-6, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 5-6-7
b9 5-6 0 --- O TEX L. Parrish D. Quisenberry 9% 89% Lineout: RF
b9 5-6 1 --- O TEX P. O'Brien D. Quisenberry 6% 95% Groundout: 1B unassisted
Larry Biittner pinch hits for Bucky Dent (SS) batting 7th
b9 5-6 2 --- O TEX L. Biittner D. Quisenberry 5% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Rangers 5.

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