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SEA
@BAL
6
0
OAK
@DET
1
4
CLE
@MIL
8
10
BOS
@MIN
5
6
BOS
@MIN
4
5
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@NYY
4
10
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@TEX
4
6
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@TOR
2
6
ATL
@CHC
4
5
 
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@CIN
6
0
PHI
@LAD
5
0
MON
@SDP
7
1
NYM
@SFG
2
3
HOU
@STL
3
1
Saturday, August 31, 1985,
, Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 14,709, Time of Game: 2:34
Royals
4
69-57
 Lost 2 
2nd, 2½ GB
at Rangers
6
48-80
 Won 2 
7th, 24½ GB
W: Greg Harris (4-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  1  0   0  0  2   0  1  0    4  8  0
Rangers         0  1  1   1  0  1   2  0  X    6  9  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 CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .285 .322 .416 .738 -0.129 1.01 0.000 -0.129 -1.0 1 0
Lonnie Smith LF 3 1 1 0 0 2 5 .251 .341 .352 .693 0.150 1.13 0.178 -0.028 1.0 1 0 2·SB,2·HBP
George Brett 3B 4 1 1 2 0 2 4 .356 .458 .607 1.065 0.109 1.57 0.226 -0.117 0.8 0 3 HR
Hal McRae DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .260 .349 .450 .799 -0.098 1.45 0.037 -0.136 -0.5
Frank White 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .245 .279 .413 .692 0.057 1.51 0.057 0.000 0.6 0 1
   Greg Pryor 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .231 .286 .275 .560 -0.016 1.01 0.037 -0.052 -0.2 2 1
Steve Balboni 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .249 .305 .475 .780 -0.038 1.27 0.051 -0.089 -0.5 11 1
Darryl Motley RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .229 .261 .424 .685 0.061 1.41 0.139 -0.078 1.4 2 0 HR
John Wathan C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .245 .346 .327 .674 -0.043 1.49 0.042 -0.084 -0.5 5 1
Onix Concepcion SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .204 .251 .242 .492 -0.060 1.17 0.000 -0.060 -0.6 1 3
   Jorge Orta PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .267 .314 .368 .683 -0.107 4.19 0.000 -0.107 -0.8
   Buddy Biancalana SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .178 .265 .257 .523 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jamie Quirk PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.039 1.53 0.000 -0.039 -0.2
Charlie Leibrandt P 0 2
   Steve Farr P 1 0
Team Totals 35 4 8 3 1 10 38 .229 .289 .400 .689 -0.153 1.36 0.767 -0.919 -0.7 24 13
HR: G Brett (22, off J Russell, 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs); D Motley (13, off G Harris, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
HBP: L Smith 2 (7, 1 by G Harris, 1 by J Russell).
TB: D Motley 4; G Brett 4; G Pryor; O Concepcion; L Smith; H McRae; F White; S Balboni.
RBI: G Brett 2 (86); D Motley (37).
2-out RBI: D Motley.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
Baserunning
SB: L Smith 2 (45, 2nd base off G Harris/D Slaught, 2nd base off J Russell/D Slaught).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Oddibe McDowell CF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .236 .295 .419 .714 0.066 0.64 0.114 -0.048 0.5 4 0 HR,2B
Toby Harrah 2B 2 0 0 0 3 0 5 .276 .443 .397 .840 0.016 0.61 0.043 -0.026 0.3 0 1
Pete O'Brien 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .264 .329 .439 .768 -0.058 0.85 0.031 -0.090 -0.4 6 0
George Wright RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .196 .251 .254 .504 -0.116 1.02 0.000 -0.116 -1.6 1 1
Gary Ward LF 3 2 2 1 1 0 4 .278 .320 .418 .738 0.170 0.95 0.204 -0.034 1.9 4 0 HR,3B,IW
Don Slaught C 3 1 1 2 1 1 4 .258 .318 .392 .710 0.169 0.96 0.227 -0.058 1.3 12 0 HR
Alan Bannister DH 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .290 .355 .362 .718 0.010 0.77 0.054 -0.044 -0.5
Steve Buechele 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .226 .299 .313 .612 0.010 0.62 0.039 -0.029 -0.2 0 3
Wayne Tolleson SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .333 .373 .403 .776 0.081 0.85 0.130 -0.049 0.5 0 0 2B
Jeff Russell P 0 2
   Greg Harris P 0 0
Team Totals 33 6 9 6 5 5 38 .273 .368 .667 1.035 0.348 0.80 0.842 -0.494 1.9 27 7
2B: W Tolleson (8, off C Leibrandt); O McDowell (14, off S Farr).
3B: G Ward (6, off C Leibrandt).
HR: G Ward (11, off C Leibrandt, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out); D Slaught (5, off C Leibrandt, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out); O McDowell (14, off C Leibrandt, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
IBB: G Ward (3, by S Farr).
TB: G Ward 7; O McDowell 6; D Slaught 4; W Tolleson 2; P O'Brien; S Buechele; A Bannister.
RBI: D Slaught 2 (22); G Ward (59); W Tolleson (15); A Bannister (2); O McDowell (35).
2-out RBI: D Slaught.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
E: T Harrah (6).
Outfield Assists: G Wright (F White at home plate).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Charlie Leibrandt, L (13-7) 6.1 8 6 6 3 3 3 2.97 30 33 -0.353 0.85 -2.6
Steve Farr 1.2 1 0 0 2 2 0 4.11 8 2 1 0.005 0.58 0.7
Team Totals 8 9 6 6 5 5 3 6.75 38 33 2 1 -0.348 0.80 -1.9

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jeff Russell 5.1 7 3 2 0 3 1 8.20 24 47 -0.161 1.19 -0.8
Greg Harris, W (4-3) 3.2 1 1 1 1 7 1 2.19 14 2 0 0.314 1.64 1.5
Team Totals 9 8 4 3 1 10 2 3.00 38 47 2 0 0.153 1.36 0.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: G Harris (5; L Smith); J Russell (2; L Smith).
IBB: S Farr (2; G Ward).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Drew Coble, 1B - Mark Johnson, 2B - Don Denkinger, 3B - Mike Reilly.
Time of Game: 2:34.
Attendance: 14,709.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-3 0 1-- RR KCR G. Brett J. Russell -23% 50% Home Run; Smith Scores
b6 3-3 1 --- R TEX D. Slaught C. Leibrandt 18% 72% Home Run
b3 1-1 0 1-- R TEX W. Tolleson C. Leibrandt 13% 72% Double; Buechele Scores
b2 0-1 1 --- R TEX G. Ward C. Leibrandt 11% 53% Home Run
b7 4-3 1 --- R TEX O. McDowell C. Leibrandt 11% 88% 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' Jeff Russell facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Russell 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR L. Smith J. Russell 2% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Russell 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O TEX O. McDowell C. Leibrandt -2% 53% Lineout: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- O TEX T. Harrah C. Leibrandt -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O TEX P. O'Brien C. Leibrandt -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Jeff Russell facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- KCR H. McRae J. Russell -4% 46% Single
t2 0-0 0 1-- KCR F. White J. Russell -6% 41% Single; McRae to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- O KCR S. Balboni J. Russell 5% 46% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 12- R KCR D. Motley J. Russell -10% 36% Fielder's Choice ; McRae Scores/Adv on E4/unER; White to 2B
t2 1-0 1 12- O KCR J. Wathan J. Russell 4% 40% Flyball: LF
t2 1-0 2 12- O KCR O. Concepcion J. Russell 4% 44% Single; White out at Hm/RF-C; Motley to 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 4-5-6
Greg Pryor replaces Frank White playing 2B batting 5th
b2 0-1 0 --- O TEX G. Wright C. Leibrandt -3% 42% Foul Flyball: 1B
b2 0-1 1 --- R TEX G. Ward C. Leibrandt 11% 53% Home Run
b2 1-1 1 --- O TEX D. Slaught C. Leibrandt -2% 51% Strikeout
b2 1-1 2 --- O TEX A. Bannister C. Leibrandt -1% 50% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Rangers' Jeff Russell facing 1-2-3
t3 1-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Russell 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t3 1-1 1 --- KCR L. Smith J. Russell -3% 50% Hit By Pitch
t3 1-1 1 1-- KCR G. Brett J. Russell -2% 48% Smith Steals 2B
t3 1-1 1 -2- O KCR G. Brett J. Russell 4% 52% Flyball: LF
t3 1-1 2 -2- O KCR H. McRae J. Russell 4% 56% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 8-9-1
b3 1-1 0 --- TEX S. Buechele C. Leibrandt 4% 59% Single
b3 1-1 0 1-- R TEX W. Tolleson C. Leibrandt 13% 72% Double; Buechele Scores
b3 2-1 0 -2- O TEX O. McDowell C. Leibrandt -1% 71% Flyball: RF; Tolleson to 3B
b3 2-1 1 --3 TEX T. Harrah C. Leibrandt 2% 73% Walk
b3 2-1 1 1-3 O TEX P. O'Brien C. Leibrandt -6% 67% Strikeout
b3 2-1 2 1-3 O TEX G. Wright C. Leibrandt -5% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Rangers' Jeff Russell facing 5-6-7
t4 1-2 0 --- O KCR G. Pryor J. Russell 3% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-2 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni J. Russell 2% 67% Flyball: LF
t4 1-2 2 --- O KCR D. Motley J. Russell 1% 69% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 5-6-7
b4 2-1 0 --- TEX G. Ward C. Leibrandt 9% 77% Triple
b4 2-1 0 --3 O TEX D. Slaught C. Leibrandt -4% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-1 1 --3 R TEX A. Bannister C. Leibrandt 5% 79% Single; Ward Scores
b4 3-1 1 1-- O TEX S. Buechele C. Leibrandt -1% 78% Groundout: P-1B; Bannister to 2B
b4 3-1 2 -2- O TEX W. Tolleson C. Leibrandt -2% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Rangers' Jeff Russell facing 8-9-1
t5 1-3 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan J. Russell 3% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-3 1 --- O KCR O. Concepcion J. Russell 2% 80% Groundout: P-1B
t5 1-3 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Russell 1% 81% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 1-2-3
b5 3-1 0 --- O TEX O. McDowell C. Leibrandt -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 3-1 1 --- TEX T. Harrah C. Leibrandt 2% 81% Walk
b5 3-1 1 1-- O TEX P. O'Brien C. Leibrandt -2% 79% Flyball: SS
b5 3-1 2 1-- O TEX G. Wright C. Leibrandt -2% 78% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Rangers' Jeff Russell facing 2-3-4
t6 1-3 0 --- KCR L. Smith J. Russell -5% 73% Single
t6 1-3 0 1-- RR KCR G. Brett J. Russell -23% 50% Home Run; Smith Scores
t6 3-3 0 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Russell 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t6 3-3 1 --- KCR G. Pryor J. Russell -4% 50% Single
t6 3-3 1 1-- KCR S. Balboni J. Russell -5% 45% Single; Pryor to 2B
Greg Harris replaces Jeff Russell pitching
t6 3-3 1 12- O KCR D. Motley G. Harris 6% 51% Flyball: LF
t6 3-3 2 12- KCR J. Wathan G. Harris -4% 47% Walk; Pryor to 3B; Balboni to 2B
Jorge Orta pinch hits for Onix Concepcion (SS) batting 9th
t6 3-3 2 123 O KCR J. Orta G. Harris 11% 58% Strikeout
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 3, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 5-6-7
Buddy Biancalana replaces Jorge Orta (PH) playing SS batting 9th
b6 3-3 0 --- O TEX G. Ward C. Leibrandt -3% 54% Groundout: P-1B
b6 3-3 1 --- R TEX D. Slaught C. Leibrandt 18% 72% Home Run
b6 4-3 1 --- O TEX A. Bannister C. Leibrandt -2% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 4-3 2 --- O TEX S. Buechele C. Leibrandt -1% 69% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Rangers 4.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Rangers' Greg Harris facing 1-2-3
t7 3-4 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson G. Harris 4% 74% Flyball: CF
t7 3-4 1 --- KCR L. Smith G. Harris -5% 69% Hit By Pitch
t7 3-4 1 1-- KCR G. Brett G. Harris -3% 66% Smith Steals 2B
t7 3-4 1 -2- O KCR G. Brett G. Harris 7% 72% Strikeout
t7 3-4 2 -2- O KCR H. McRae G. Harris 6% 79% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Charlie Leibrandt facing 9-1-2
b7 4-3 0 --- O TEX W. Tolleson C. Leibrandt -2% 77% Flyball: 1B
b7 4-3 1 --- R TEX O. McDowell C. Leibrandt 11% 88% Home Run
b7 5-3 1 --- TEX T. Harrah C. Leibrandt 1% 89% Walk
b7 5-3 1 1-- TEX P. O'Brien C. Leibrandt 3% 92% Single; Harrah to 3B
Steve Farr replaces Charlie Leibrandt pitching
b7 5-3 1 1-3 O TEX G. Wright S. Farr -3% 89% Fielder's Choice 1B; Harrah out at Hm/1B-C-3B-P; O'Brien to 3B; Wright to 2B
b7 5-3 2 -23 TEX G. Ward S. Farr 0% 89% Intentional Walk
b7 5-3 2 123 R TEX D. Slaught S. Farr 5% 95% Walk; O'Brien Scores; Wright to 3B; Ward to 2B
b7 6-3 2 123 O TEX A. Bannister S. Farr -2% 93% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 3, Rangers 6.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-6, Rangers' Greg Harris facing 5-6-7
t8 3-6 0 --- O KCR G. Pryor G. Harris 2% 95% Strikeout
t8 3-6 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni G. Harris 1% 97% Strikeout
t8 3-6 2 --- R KCR D. Motley G. Harris -4% 92% Home Run
t8 4-6 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan G. Harris 1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Rangers 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 6-4, Royals' Steve Farr facing 8-9-1
b8 6-4 0 --- O TEX S. Buechele S. Farr -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 6-4 1 --- O TEX W. Tolleson S. Farr -0% 93% Strikeout
b8 6-4 2 --- TEX O. McDowell S. Farr 1% 93% Double
b8 6-4 2 -2- O TEX T. Harrah S. Farr -1% 92% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Rangers 6.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Rangers' Greg Harris facing 9-1-2
Jamie Quirk pinch hits for Buddy Biancalana (SS) batting 9th
t9 4-6 0 --- O KCR J. Quirk G. Harris 4% 96% Strikeout
t9 4-6 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson G. Harris 2% 99% Foul Flyball: C
t9 4-6 2 --- O KCR L. Smith G. Harris 1% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Rangers 6.

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