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Standings
OAK
@BAL
1
0
SEA
@BOS
4
2
CLE
@CHW
13
6
CAL
@DET
1
5
TEX
@MIL
3
6
NYY
@MIN
5
6
KCR
@TOR
6
1
HOU
@ATL
3
4
STL
@LAD
4
6
CIN
@NYM
5
10
CHC
@SDP
3
5
PIT
@SFG
1
12
Sunday, May 8, 1983, 1:35PM
, Exhibition Stadium
Attendance: 25,753, Time of Game: 2:40
Royals
6
13-11
 Won 1 
2nd, 1½ GB
at Blue Jays
1
13-12
 Lost 1 
3rd, 2 GB
W: Steve Renko (2-2)
L: Jim Gott (0-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  2  1   0  3  0   0  0  0    6 10  2
Blue Jays       0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  7  2

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 0 0 0 1 5 .306 .353 .389 .742 -0.075 0.57 0.000 -0.075 -1.4 0 0
Joe Simpson RF-CF 4 1 0 0 1 2 5 .214 .353 .214 .567 -0.018 0.38 0.018 -0.037 -0.2 4 0
George Brett 3B 5 1 1 2 0 0 5 .449 .506 .936 1.442 0.062 0.39 0.095 -0.033 0.8 1 0 HR
Hal McRae DH 5 3 2 0 0 0 5 .360 .398 .472 .870 0.060 0.33 0.066 -0.006 0.5 2B
Willie Aikens 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 5 .292 .387 .446 .833 0.158 0.58 0.169 -0.011 1.5 11 0 2B,HBP
   Greg Pryor PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .240 .440 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Amos Otis CF 2 0 1 1 2 0 4 .221 .284 .309 .593 0.068 0.60 0.070 -0.002 1.4 0 0
   Cesar Geronimo RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .214 .313 .214 .527 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.6 1 0
Frank White 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .300 .340 .467 .807 -0.080 0.77 0.006 -0.086 -0.7 3 4 2B
John Wathan C 3 0 1 2 1 0 4 .306 .330 .329 .659 0.104 0.93 0.126 -0.022 1.0 5 0
U.L. Washington SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .206 .300 .258 .558 -0.056 0.61 0.003 -0.059 -1.1 1 6
Steve Renko P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0
Team Totals 37 6 10 6 4 3 42 .270 .357 .432 .790 0.221 0.55 0.553 -0.333 1.2 27 10
2B: W Aikens (4, off J Gott); H McRae (7, off J Gott); F White (8, off M Morgan).
HR: G Brett (8, off J Gott, 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
HBP: W Aikens (1, by J Acker).
TB: G Brett 4; W Aikens 3; H McRae 3; F White 3; J Wathan; A Otis; U Washington.
RBI: G Brett 2 (26); J Wathan 2 (6); A Otis (6); W Aikens (8).
2-out RBI: A Otis; W Aikens.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. U Washington-W Aikens.
E: U Washington (9); F White (3).

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dave Collins LF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .214 .283 .214 .497 -0.017 0.64 0.042 -0.058 -0.9 5 0
Damaso Garcia 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .277 .299 .317 .616 0.042 0.72 0.071 -0.030 0.4 1 4 2B
Willie Upshaw 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .305 .370 .610 .979 -0.115 0.82 0.021 -0.136 -0.9 11 1 GDP
Jorge Orta DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .067 .176 .133 .310 -0.060 0.84 0.018 -0.078 -0.6
Lloyd Moseby CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .266 .309 .453 .762 -0.070 0.64 0.000 -0.070 -1.5 1 0
Ernie Whitt C 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .283 .371 .396 .767 0.013 0.34 0.036 -0.023 1.0 4 0 HR
Rance Mulliniks 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .333 .360 .500 .860 0.014 0.51 0.045 -0.031 0.6 1 0 2B
Jesse Barfield RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .247 .284 .532 .816 -0.023 0.63 0.019 -0.042 -0.6 0 0
Alfredo Griffin SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .269 .305 .385 .689 -0.064 0.67 0.000 -0.064 -1.3 3 2
Jim Gott P 1 0
   Mike Morgan P 0 2
   Jim Acker P 0 0
Team Totals 35 1 7 1 2 5 37 .200 .243 .343 .586 -0.280 0.65 0.252 -0.532 -3.8 27 9
2B: R Mulliniks (5, off S Renko); D Garcia (4, off S Renko).
HR: E Whitt (1, off S Renko, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: E Whitt 4; R Mulliniks 3; D Garcia 3; D Collins; W Upshaw.
GIDP: W Upshaw (2).
RBI: E Whitt (9).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Upshaw.
E: A Griffin 2 (6).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Renko, W (2-2) 7.2 6 1 1 2 4 1 3.34 31 65 0.239 0.66 2.5
Dan Quisenberry, S (7) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.64 6 3 0 0.040 0.60 1.3
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 2 5 1 1.00 37 65 3 0 0.279 0.65 3.8

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Gott, L (0-3) 4.1 6 6 5 3 3 1 7.76 22 29 -0.231 0.91 -3.0
Mike Morgan 2.2 3 0 0 1 0 0 3.93 13 1 1 0.004 0.20 0.8
Jim Acker 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 7 0 0 0.006 0.07 1.1
Team Totals 9 10 6 5 4 3 1 5.00 42 29 1 1 -0.221 0.55 -1.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Acker (1; W Aikens).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Hirschbeck, 1B - Jerry Neudecker, 2B - George Maloney, 3B - Steve Palermo.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: 25,753.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 39° F, Wind 25mph in from Leftfield.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Toronto Blue Jays
1 Willie Wilson LF 1 Dave Collins LF
2 Joe Simpson RF 2 Damaso Garcia 2B
3 George Brett 3B 3 Willie Upshaw 1B
4 Hal McRae DH 4 Jorge Orta DH
5 Willie Aikens 1B 5 Lloyd Moseby CF
6 Amos Otis CF 6 Ernie Whitt C
7 Frank White 2B 7 Rance Mulliniks 3B
8 John Wathan C 8 Jesse Barfield RF
9 U.L. Washington SS 9 Alfredo Griffin SS
Steve Renko P Jim Gott P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-3 0 12- OO TOR W. Upshaw S. Renko 13% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B; Collins to 3B
t2 0-0 1 123 RR KCR J. Wathan J. Gott 12% 72% Single to LF; McRae Scores; Aikens Scores; Otis to 2B
t2 0-0 0 1-- KCR W. Aikens J. Gott 10% 64% Double to LF; McRae to 3B
t5 3-0 1 1-- RR KCR G. Brett J. Gott 10% 93% Home Run; Simpson Scores
t2 0-0 0 123 O KCR F. White J. Gott -7% 60% Flyball: LF

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' Jim Gott facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Gott -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Simpson J. Gott -2% 46% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Gott -1% 45% 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' Steve Renko facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O TOR D. Collins S. Renko 2% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 1 --- O TOR D. Garcia S. Renko 2% 49% Foul Flyball: 3B
b1 0-0 2 --- O TOR W. Upshaw S. Renko 1% 50% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Jim Gott facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- KCR H. McRae J. Gott 4% 54% Single to LF
t2 0-0 0 1-- KCR W. Aikens J. Gott 10% 64% Double to LF; McRae to 3B
t2 0-0 0 -23 KCR A. Otis J. Gott 2% 67% Walk
t2 0-0 0 123 O KCR F. White J. Gott -7% 60% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 123 RR KCR J. Wathan J. Gott 12% 72% Single to LF; McRae Scores; Aikens Scores; Otis to 2B
t2 2-0 1 12- O KCR U. Washington J. Gott -3% 69% Groundout: SS-3B/Forceout at 3B; Wathan to 2B
t2 2-0 2 12- O KCR W. Wilson J. Gott -3% 65% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Steve Renko facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O TOR J. Orta S. Renko 3% 68% Flyball: RF
b2 0-2 1 --- O TOR L. Moseby S. Renko 2% 70% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-2 2 --- O TOR E. Whitt S. Renko 1% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Blue Jays' Jim Gott facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- O KCR J. Simpson J. Gott -2% 69% Strikeout
t3 2-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Gott -1% 68% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 2-0 2 --- KCR H. McRae J. Gott 2% 69% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); McRae to 2B
t3 2-0 2 -2- RO KCR W. Aikens J. Gott 6% 76% Single to RF/Interference by Runner; McRae Scores/unER; Aikens out at 2B/C
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Steve Renko facing 7-8-9
b3 0-3 0 --- O TOR R. Mulliniks S. Renko 2% 78% Flyball: RF
b3 0-3 1 --- O TOR J. Barfield S. Renko 2% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-3 2 --- O TOR A. Griffin S. Renko 1% 81% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Blue Jays' Jim Gott facing 6-7-8
t4 3-0 0 --- KCR A. Otis J. Gott 2% 83% Walk
t4 3-0 0 1-- O KCR F. White J. Gott -2% 81% Lineout: LF
t4 3-0 1 1-- O KCR J. Wathan J. Gott -2% 79% Flyball: LF
t4 3-0 2 1-- O KCR U. Washington J. Gott -1% 78% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Steve Renko facing 1-2-3
b4 0-3 0 --- TOR D. Collins S. Renko -4% 74% Single to RF
b4 0-3 0 1-- TOR D. Garcia S. Renko -7% 67% Single to CF; Collins to 2B
b4 0-3 0 12- OO TOR W. Upshaw S. Renko 13% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B; Collins to 3B
b4 0-3 2 --3 O TOR J. Orta S. Renko 4% 83% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Blue Jays' Jim Gott facing 1-2-3
t5 3-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Gott -1% 82% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 3-0 1 --- KCR J. Simpson J. Gott 1% 83% Walk
t5 3-0 1 1-- RR KCR G. Brett J. Gott 10% 93% Home Run; Simpson Scores
t5 5-0 1 --- KCR H. McRae J. Gott 1% 94% Double to CF
Mike Morgan replaces Jim Gott pitching
t5 5-0 1 -2- O KCR W. Aikens M. Morgan -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B; McRae to 3B
t5 5-0 2 --3 R KCR A. Otis M. Morgan 3% 96% Single to LF; McRae Scores
t5 6-0 2 1-- KCR F. White M. Morgan 0% 96% Single to CF; Otis to 2B
t5 6-0 2 12- KCR J. Wathan M. Morgan 0% 96% Walk; Otis to 3B; White to 2B
t5 6-0 2 123 O KCR U. Washington M. Morgan -1% 95% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Steve Renko facing 5-6-7
b5 0-6 0 --- O TOR L. Moseby S. Renko 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-6 1 --- R TOR E. Whitt S. Renko -3% 94% Home Run
b5 1-6 1 --- TOR R. Mulliniks S. Renko -2% 91% Double to LF
b5 1-6 1 -2- TOR J. Barfield S. Renko -2% 89% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Mulliniks stays at 2B
b5 1-6 1 12- O TOR A. Griffin S. Renko 3% 92% Flyball: RF
b5 1-6 2 12- O TOR D. Collins S. Renko 3% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Blue Jays' Mike Morgan facing 1-2-3
t6 6-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson M. Morgan -0% 95% Flyball: LF
t6 6-1 1 --- KCR J. Simpson M. Morgan 0% 95% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t6 6-1 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett M. Morgan -1% 94% Flyball: SS
t6 6-1 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae M. Morgan -0% 94% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Steve Renko facing 2-3-4
b6 1-6 0 --- O TOR D. Garcia S. Renko 1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-6 1 --- TOR W. Upshaw S. Renko -1% 94% Single to CF
b6 1-6 1 1-- O TOR J. Orta S. Renko 2% 96% Foul Flyball: 1B
b6 1-6 2 1-- O TOR L. Moseby S. Renko 1% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Blue Jays' Mike Morgan facing 5-6-7
t7 6-1 0 --- O KCR W. Aikens M. Morgan -0% 96% Lineout: CF
t7 6-1 1 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Morgan -0% 96% Groundout: P-1B
t7 6-1 2 --- KCR F. White M. Morgan 0% 96% Double to LF
t7 6-1 2 -2- O KCR J. Wathan M. Morgan -1% 96% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Steve Renko facing 6-7-8
Joe Simpson moves from RF to CF
Cesar Geronimo replaces Amos Otis (CF) playing RF batting 6th
b7 1-6 0 --- O TOR E. Whitt S. Renko 1% 97% Lineout: 1B
b7 1-6 1 --- O TOR R. Mulliniks S. Renko 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 1-6 2 --- O TOR J. Barfield S. Renko 0% 98% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Blue Jays' Jim Acker facing 9-1-2
Jim Acker replaces Mike Morgan pitching
t8 6-1 0 --- KCR U. Washington J. Acker 0% 98% Single to LF
t8 6-1 0 1-- O KCR W. Wilson J. Acker -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B; Washington to 2B
t8 6-1 1 -2- O KCR J. Simpson J. Acker -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B; Washington to 3B
t8 6-1 2 --3 O KCR G. Brett J. Acker -0% 98% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Steve Renko facing 9-1-2
b8 1-6 0 --- O TOR A. Griffin S. Renko 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 1-6 1 --- O TOR D. Collins S. Renko 1% 99% Flyball: 2B
b8 1-6 2 --- TOR D. Garcia S. Renko -0% 99% Double to LF
b8 1-6 2 -2- TOR W. Upshaw S. Renko -1% 98% Walk
b8 1-6 2 12- TOR J. Orta S. Renko -2% 96% Walk; Garcia to 3B; Upshaw to 2B
Dan Quisenberry replaces Steve Renko pitching
b8 1-6 2 123 O TOR L. Moseby D. Quisenberry 3% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Blue Jays' Jim Acker facing 4-5-6
t9 6-1 0 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Acker -0% 99% Flyball: 2B
t9 6-1 1 --- KCR W. Aikens J. Acker 0% 99% Hit By Pitch
Greg Pryor pinch runs for Willie Aikens (1B) batting 5th
t9 6-1 1 1-- OO KCR C. Geronimo J. Acker -0% 99% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 6-7-8
Greg Pryor moves from PR to 1B
b9 1-6 0 --- TOR E. Whitt D. Quisenberry -1% 98% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
b9 1-6 0 1-- TOR R. Mulliniks D. Quisenberry -2% 96% Single to LF; Whitt to 2B
b9 1-6 0 12- O TOR J. Barfield D. Quisenberry 2% 98% Strikeout
b9 1-6 1 12- O TOR A. Griffin D. Quisenberry 1% 99% Flyball: RF
b9 1-6 2 12- O TOR D. Collins D. Quisenberry 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Blue Jays 1.

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