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Standings
MIL
@BAL
7
5
CLE
@BOS
3
12
TEX
@DET
1
3
TEX
@DET
2
8
CHW
@NYY
9
5
CAL
@OAK
5
9
MIN
@SEA
5
2
KCR
@TOR
2
3
PIT
@CHC
2
15
ATL
@CIN
3
2
 
(11)
HOU
@LAD
8
10
STL
@NYM
9
2
STL
@NYM
2
1
MON
@PHI
2
4
SDP
@SFG
2
3
Tuesday, August 7, 1979, 7:38PM
, Exhibition Stadium
Attendance: 23,779, Time of Game: 1:58
Royals
2
56-55
 Lost 1 
4th, 6½ GB
at Blue Jays
3
34-78
 Won 1 
7th, 40½ GB
W: Tom Underwood (5-13)
L: Paul Splittorff (10-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  2  0
Blue Jays       2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    3  8  1
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frank White 2B 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .246 .287 .372 .659 -0.104 1.30 0.026 -0.131 -0.6 5 1
Hal McRae DH 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .248 .311 .432 .743 0.063 1.42 0.182 -0.119 1.1 HR
Amos Otis CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .282 .363 .421 .784 -0.065 0.97 0.019 -0.083 -0.3 2 0
George Brett 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .327 .381 .539 .919 -0.072 1.27 0.038 -0.110 -0.3 0 5
Al Cowens RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .292 .346 .406 .752 -0.130 1.30 0.000 -0.130 -0.9 3 0
Darrell Porter C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .289 .417 .471 .889 -0.072 0.96 0.000 -0.072 -0.6 2 0
George Scott 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .243 .314 .373 .687 -0.074 0.93 0.000 -0.074 -0.6 8 1
Freddie Patek SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .247 .285 .315 .601 0.021 1.23 0.068 -0.047 -0.0 4 1 HBP
Willie Wilson LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .301 .341 .409 .751 -0.058 1.35 0.000 -0.058 -0.5 2 0 SH
Paul Splittorff P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 29 2 2 2 1 1 32 .069 .129 .172 .301 -0.491 1.20 0.333 -0.824 -2.7 26 8
HR: H McRae (6, off T Underwood, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
SH: W Wilson (11, off T Underwood).
HBP: F Patek (3, by T Underwood).
TB: H McRae 4; G Brett.
RBI: H McRae 2 (36).
2-out RBI: H McRae 2.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
PB: D Porter (9).

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alfredo Griffin SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .266 .321 .329 .650 0.070 1.15 0.121 -0.051 1.0 0 4
Bob Bailor RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .223 .292 .254 .546 -0.079 1.34 0.024 -0.104 -0.9 1 0
Roy Howell 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .257 .325 .413 .738 -0.013 1.31 0.070 -0.083 0.1 0 3
Rico Carty DH 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .262 .330 .387 .718 -0.111 1.60 0.000 -0.111 -0.8 SF
Otto Velez LF 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .297 .404 .585 .989 0.056 1.44 0.137 -0.081 0.6 2 0
   Joe Cannon PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .179 .224 .403 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Rick Bosetti CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .272 .295 .374 .669 -0.002 1.45 0.073 -0.076 -0.3 6 0
John Mayberry 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .275 .371 .467 .838 -0.130 1.65 0.000 -0.130 -0.9 14 1
Rick Cerone C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .225 .296 .324 .620 0.297 1.86 0.360 -0.063 0.4 2 0
Luis Gomez 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .245 .273 .274 .546 -0.077 1.00 0.000 -0.077 -0.5 1 4
Tom Underwood P 1 2
Team Totals 33 3 8 3 1 2 35 .242 .257 .242 .500 0.011 1.43 0.785 -0.776 -1.3 27 14
SF: R Carty (4, off P Splittorff).
TB: R Howell 2; A Griffin 2; B Bailor; R Bosetti; O Velez; R Cerone.
RBI: O Velez (37); R Cerone (40); R Carty (38).
2-out RBI: O Velez; R Cerone.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
E: T Underwood (4).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, L (10-12) 8.2 7 3 2 1 2 0 3.81 34 61 0.352 1.32 2.2
Dan Quisenberry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.42 1 2 1 -0.360 4.99 -0.9
Team Totals 8.2 8 3 2 1 2 0 2.08 35 61 2 1 -0.008 1.43 1.3

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Underwood, W (5-13) 9 2 2 0 1 1 1 3.51 32 79 0.492 1.20 2.7
Team Totals 9 2 2 0 1 1 1 0.00 32 79 0.492 1.20 2.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: T Underwood (7; F Patek).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Russ Goetz, 1B - Ken Kaiser, 2B - Rocky Roe, 3B - Ron Luciano.
Time of Game: 1:58.
Attendance: 23,779.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 79° F, Wind 15mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Toronto Blue Jays
1 Frank White 2B 1 Alfredo Griffin SS
2 Hal McRae DH 2 Bob Bailor RF
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Roy Howell 3B
4 George Brett 3B 4 Rico Carty DH
5 Al Cowens RF 5 Otto Velez LF
6 Darrell Porter C 6 Rick Bosetti CF
7 George Scott 1B 7 John Mayberry 1B
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Rick Cerone C
9 Willie Wilson LF 9 Luis Gomez 2B
Paul Splittorff P Tom Underwood P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-2 2 1-3 R TOR R. Cerone D. Quisenberry 36% 100% Single to RF; Cannon Scores; Mayberry to 2B
t3 0-2 2 --3 RR KCR H. McRae T. Underwood -18% 54% Home Run; White Scores/unER; McRae Scores/unER
b1 1-0 2 -2- R TOR O. Velez P. Splittorff 8% 71% Single to CF; Howell Scores/unER
t8 2-2 2 -2- O KCR H. McRae T. Underwood 8% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-2 1 -2- O KCR F. White T. Underwood 7% 53% Groundout: 3B-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, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. White T. Underwood 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae T. Underwood 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis T. Underwood 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- TOR A. Griffin P. Splittorff 3% 58% Single to CF
b1 0-0 0 1-- O TOR B. Bailor P. Splittorff -3% 55% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 1-- TOR R. Howell P. Splittorff 3% 59% Single to LF; Griffin to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- TOR R. Carty P. Splittorff 5% 63% Passed Ball; Griffin to 3B; Howell to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -23 RO TOR R. Carty P. Splittorff -0% 63% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Griffin Scores
b1 1-0 2 -2- R TOR O. Velez P. Splittorff 8% 71% Single to CF; Howell Scores/unER
b1 2-0 2 1-- O TOR R. Bosetti P. Splittorff -2% 70% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- KCR G. Brett T. Underwood -4% 66% Single to SS
t2 0-2 0 1-- O KCR A. Cowens T. Underwood 4% 69% Flyball: CF
t2 0-2 1 1-- O KCR D. Porter T. Underwood 3% 72% Foul Popfly: C
t2 0-2 2 1-- O KCR G. Scott T. Underwood 2% 75% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Blue Jays 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- O TOR J. Mayberry P. Splittorff -2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 2-0 1 --- O TOR R. Cerone P. Splittorff -1% 72% Flyball: RF
b2 2-0 2 --- O TOR L. Gomez P. Splittorff -1% 71% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- O KCR F. Patek T. Underwood 3% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-2 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson T. Underwood 2% 75% Flyball: RF
t3 0-2 2 --- KCR F. White T. Underwood -3% 73% Reached on E1 (throw to 1B) (Ground Ball); White to 3B
t3 0-2 2 --3 RR KCR H. McRae T. Underwood -18% 54% Home Run; White Scores/unER; McRae Scores/unER
t3 2-2 2 --- O KCR A. Otis T. Underwood 1% 56% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
b3 2-2 0 --- TOR A. Griffin P. Splittorff 4% 60% Single (CF-RF)
b3 2-2 0 1-- O TOR B. Bailor P. Splittorff -4% 56% Flyball: CF
b3 2-2 1 1-- O TOR R. Howell P. Splittorff -3% 53% Popfly: SS
b3 2-2 2 1-- O TOR R. Carty P. Splittorff -3% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 4-5-6
t4 2-2 0 --- O KCR G. Brett T. Underwood 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t4 2-2 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens T. Underwood 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 2-2 2 --- O KCR D. Porter T. Underwood 1% 56% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
b4 2-2 0 --- O TOR O. Velez P. Splittorff -3% 53% Strikeout
b4 2-2 1 --- O TOR R. Bosetti P. Splittorff -2% 51% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 2-2 2 --- O TOR J. Mayberry P. Splittorff -1% 50% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 7-8-9
t5 2-2 0 --- O KCR G. Scott T. Underwood 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t5 2-2 1 --- O KCR F. Patek T. Underwood 2% 55% Flyball: LF
t5 2-2 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson T. Underwood 1% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
b5 2-2 0 --- O TOR R. Cerone P. Splittorff -3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-2 1 --- O TOR L. Gomez P. Splittorff -2% 52% Popfly: SS
b5 2-2 2 --- O TOR A. Griffin P. Splittorff -2% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 1-2-3
t6 2-2 0 --- O KCR F. White T. Underwood 3% 53% Strikeout
t6 2-2 1 --- O KCR H. McRae T. Underwood 2% 56% Flyball: CF
t6 2-2 2 --- KCR A. Otis T. Underwood -2% 54% Walk
t6 2-2 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett T. Underwood 4% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
b6 2-2 0 --- O TOR B. Bailor P. Splittorff -3% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 2-2 1 --- TOR R. Howell P. Splittorff 4% 58% Single to RF
b6 2-2 1 1-- O TOR R. Carty P. Splittorff -3% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B; Howell to 2B
b6 2-2 2 -2- O TOR O. Velez P. Splittorff -5% 50% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 5-6-7
t7 2-2 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens T. Underwood 4% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t7 2-2 1 --- O KCR D. Porter T. Underwood 3% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-2 2 --- O KCR G. Scott T. Underwood 2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 6-7-8
b7 2-2 0 --- O TOR R. Bosetti P. Splittorff -4% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 2-2 1 --- O TOR J. Mayberry P. Splittorff -3% 52% Popfly: SS
b7 2-2 2 --- O TOR R. Cerone P. Splittorff -2% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 8-9-1
t8 2-2 0 --- KCR F. Patek T. Underwood -7% 43% Hit By Pitch
t8 2-2 0 1-- O KCR W. Wilson T. Underwood 3% 46% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Patek to 2B
t8 2-2 1 -2- O KCR F. White T. Underwood 7% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-2 2 -2- O KCR H. McRae T. Underwood 8% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 9-1-2
b8 2-2 0 --- O TOR L. Gomez P. Splittorff -5% 56% Strikeout
b8 2-2 1 --- O TOR A. Griffin P. Splittorff -4% 53% Popfly: 2B
b8 2-2 2 --- TOR B. Bailor P. Splittorff 2% 55% Single to CF
b8 2-2 2 1-- O TOR R. Howell P. Splittorff -5% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 3-4-5
t9 2-2 0 --- O KCR A. Otis T. Underwood 6% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 2-2 1 --- O KCR G. Brett T. Underwood 5% 61% Groundout: 1B-P
t9 2-2 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens T. Underwood 4% 64% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
b9 2-2 0 --- O TOR R. Carty P. Splittorff -6% 58% Flyball: CF
b9 2-2 1 --- TOR O. Velez P. Splittorff 6% 64% Walk
Joe Cannon pinch runs for Otto Velez (LF) batting 5th
b9 2-2 1 1-- TOR R. Bosetti P. Splittorff 7% 71% Single to LF; Cannon to 2B
b9 2-2 1 12- O TOR J. Mayberry P. Splittorff -7% 64% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Cannon to 3B
Dan Quisenberry replaces Paul Splittorff pitching
b9 2-2 2 1-3 R TOR R. Cerone D. Quisenberry 36% 100% Single to RF; Cannon Scores; Mayberry to 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 3.

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