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TEX
@BAL
2
9
OAK
@CAL
5
9
CLE
@DET
5
7
CHW
@MIL
12
7
SEA
@MIN
0
2
BOS
@NYY
1
3
KCR
@TOR
4
2
PHI
@CHC
10
4
CIN
@HOU
8
0
NYM
@PIT
4
3
LAD
@SFG
2
5
MON
@STL
5
4
Saturday, August 17, 1985,
, Exhibition Stadium
Attendance: 42,313, Time of Game: 2:21
Royals
4
63-50
 Won 2 
2nd, 2½ GB
at Blue Jays
2
72-44
 Lost 2 
1st
W: Danny Jackson (11-7)
L: Doyle Alexander (12-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  3  0    4  7  0
Blue Jays       0  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  0    2  5  0

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 4 2 3 1 0 0 4 .292 .329 .424 .753 0.331 1.48 0.350 -0.019 2.0 5 0 SB
Lonnie Smith LF 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .264 .355 .362 .717 0.260 1.55 0.368 -0.108 0.7 1 0
   Lynn Jones LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .269 .299 .568 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
George Brett 3B 2 0 0 1 1 0 4 .354 .451 .576 1.027 -0.029 0.99 0.021 -0.050 -0.2 1 3 SF,IW
Hal McRae DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .250 .345 .458 .804 -0.072 0.70 0.000 -0.072 -0.9
Dane Iorg RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .219 .261 .333 .595 0.030 0.60 0.056 -0.025 0.4 1 0 2B
   Darryl Motley RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .232 .264 .408 .672 -0.008 0.32 0.000 -0.008 -0.2 0 0
Frank White 2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 .241 .276 .410 .686 0.042 1.12 0.086 -0.044 -0.2 0 2 SH
Steve Balboni 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .251 .305 .469 .774 -0.158 1.40 0.000 -0.158 -1.2 8 0
John Wathan C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .254 .361 .338 .699 -0.048 0.87 0.000 -0.048 -0.5 9 0
   Jorge Orta PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .275 .320 .378 .698 0.084 2.89 0.084 0.000 0.4
   Jim Sundberg C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .311 .391 .702 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Onix Concepcion SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .203 .251 .240 .491 -0.048 0.94 0.000 -0.048 -0.5 1 0
   Dave Leeper PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .067 .000 .067 -0.107 4.60 0.000 -0.107 -0.5
   Buddy Biancalana SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .151 .223 .198 .421 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Danny Jackson P 0 0
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 1
Team Totals 31 4 7 4 1 7 34 .226 .242 .258 .500 0.277 1.25 0.965 -0.687 -0.8 27 7
2B: D Iorg (7, off D Alexander).
SF: G Brett (5, off D Alexander).
SH: F White (5, off D Alexander).
IBB: G Brett (26, by T Henke).
TB: W Wilson 3; D Iorg 2; F White; L Smith; J Orta.
RBI: L Smith 2 (31); G Brett (72); W Wilson (36).
2-out RBI: L Smith 2; W Wilson.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (34, 2nd base off D Alexander/E Whitt).

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Fernandez SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .274 .326 .381 .706 -0.120 1.16 0.000 -0.120 -0.9 1 2
Lloyd Moseby CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .347 .398 .745 0.006 1.16 0.075 -0.069 -0.1 0 0
Jeff Burroughs DH 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .259 .369 .424 .793 0.288 1.33 0.314 -0.026 1.3 3B
   Lou Thornton PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .254 .316 .570 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Al Oliver PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .298 .400 .698 -0.018 0.66 0.000 -0.018 -0.1
George Bell LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .282 .331 .489 .819 -0.055 1.44 0.055 -0.110 -0.3 3 0
Jesse Barfield RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .271 .356 .491 .847 0.007 1.03 0.082 -0.075 0.6 3 0 2B
Cecil Fielder 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .333 .385 .417 .801 -0.031 0.68 0.019 -0.050 -0.6 7 2
   Willie Upshaw 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .262 .335 .419 .754 -0.016 0.60 0.000 -0.016 -0.1 2 0
Garth Iorg 3B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .303 .356 .420 .776 -0.061 1.20 0.002 -0.063 -0.3 0 1 IW
Ernie Whitt C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .273 .340 .500 .840 -0.060 1.17 0.000 -0.060 -0.4 5 0
   Damaso Garcia PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .287 .308 .373 .681 -0.061 1.97 0.000 -0.061 -0.8
   Gary Allenson C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .133 .167 .300 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Manuel Lee 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .129 .156 .129 .285 -0.103 1.34 0.000 -0.103 -1.1 2 3
Doyle Alexander P 2 1
   Tom Henke P 0 1
Team Totals 32 2 5 2 1 10 33 .156 .182 .250 .432 -0.224 1.16 0.547 -0.771 -2.8 27 10
2B: J Barfield (18, off D Jackson).
3B: J Burroughs (3, off D Jackson).
IBB: G Iorg (3, by D Jackson).
TB: J Burroughs 3; J Barfield 2; C Fielder; L Moseby; G Bell.
RBI: G Bell (72); J Burroughs (24).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Lee-C Fielder.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Danny Jackson, W (11-7) 7 5 2 2 1 9 0 3.20 27 67 0.031 1.15 1.7
Dan Quisenberry, S (28) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.44 6 0 0 0.192 1.23 1.1
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 1 10 0 2.00 33 67 0 0 0.223 1.16 2.8

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Doyle Alexander, L (12-7) 7.2 7 4 4 0 5 0 3.96 29 54 -0.319 1.38 -0.1
Tom Henke 1.1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 5 1 0 0.041 0.50 0.9
Team Totals 9 7 4 4 1 7 0 4.00 34 54 1 0 -0.278 1.25 0.8
Balks: None.
WP: D Alexander (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: T Henke (1; G Brett); D Jackson (2; G Iorg).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ken Kaiser, 1B - Rocky Roe, 2B - Larry Barnett, 3B - Mark Johnson.
Time of Game: 2:21.
Attendance: 42,313.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Toronto Blue Jays
1 Willie Wilson CF 1 Tony Fernandez SS
2 Lonnie Smith LF 2 Lloyd Moseby CF
3 George Brett 3B 3 Jeff Burroughs DH
4 Hal McRae DH 4 George Bell LF
5 Dane Iorg RF 5 Jesse Barfield RF
6 Frank White 2B 6 Cecil Fielder 1B
7 Steve Balboni 1B 7 Garth Iorg 3B
8 John Wathan C 8 Ernie Whitt C
9 Onix Concepcion SS 9 Manuel Lee 2B
Danny Jackson P Doyle Alexander P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 2-2 2 12- RR KCR L. Smith D. Alexander 37% 85% Single; Orta Scores; Wilson Scores; Smith to 2B
b7 0-1 0 1-- R TOR J. Burroughs D. Jackson -31% 24% Triple; Moseby Scores
t8 1-2 2 12- R KCR W. Wilson D. Alexander 24% 48% Single; White Scores; Orta to 2B
t8 1-2 1 12- O KCR D. Leeper D. Alexander -11% 24% Flyball: LF
t8 1-2 0 --- KCR F. White D. Alexander 9% 35% Single

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' Doyle Alexander facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson D. Alexander 3% 53% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCR L. Smith D. Alexander 2% 56% Wilson Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- KCR L. Smith D. Alexander 3% 59% Wild Pitch; Wilson to 3B
t1 0-0 0 --3 O KCR L. Smith D. Alexander -4% 54% Lineout: P
t1 0-0 1 --3 RO KCR G. Brett D. Alexander 2% 56% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Wilson Scores
t1 1-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Alexander -1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O TOR T. Fernandez D. Jackson 2% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- O TOR L. Moseby D. Jackson 2% 59% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 2 --- O TOR J. Burroughs D. Jackson 1% 60% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Blue Jays' Doyle Alexander facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- KCR D. Iorg D. Alexander 6% 66% Double
t2 1-0 0 -2- O KCR F. White D. Alexander -1% 64% Bunt Groundout: 1B-SS/Sacrifice; Iorg to 3B
t2 1-0 1 --3 O KCR S. Balboni D. Alexander -5% 59% Strikeout
t2 1-0 2 --3 O KCR J. Wathan D. Alexander -4% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O TOR G. Bell D. Jackson 3% 58% Flyball: CF
b2 0-1 1 --- O TOR J. Barfield D. Jackson 2% 60% Flyball: SS
b2 0-1 2 --- O TOR C. Fielder D. Jackson 1% 61% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Blue Jays' Doyle Alexander facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- O KCR O. Concepcion D. Alexander -2% 59% Flyball: RF
t3 1-0 1 --- KCR W. Wilson D. Alexander 2% 61% Single
t3 1-0 1 1-- OO KCR L. Smith D. Alexander -5% 56% Double Play: Flyball: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- O TOR G. Iorg D. Jackson 3% 59% Strikeout
b3 0-1 1 --- O TOR E. Whitt D. Jackson 2% 61% Strikeout
b3 0-1 2 --- O TOR M. Lee D. Jackson 1% 62% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Blue Jays' Doyle Alexander facing 3-4-5
t4 1-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Alexander -2% 60% Groundout: P-1B
t4 1-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Alexander -2% 58% Strikeout
t4 1-0 2 --- O KCR D. Iorg D. Alexander -1% 57% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 1-2-3
b4 0-1 0 --- O TOR T. Fernandez D. Jackson 3% 60% Strikeout
b4 0-1 1 --- O TOR L. Moseby D. Jackson 2% 62% Strikeout
b4 0-1 2 --- O TOR J. Burroughs D. Jackson 1% 64% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Blue Jays' Doyle Alexander facing 6-7-8
t5 1-0 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Alexander -2% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-0 1 --- O KCR S. Balboni D. Alexander -2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-0 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan D. Alexander -1% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 4-5-6
b5 0-1 0 --- O TOR G. Bell D. Jackson 3% 61% Strikeout
b5 0-1 1 --- O TOR J. Barfield D. Jackson 2% 64% Flyball: CF
b5 0-1 2 --- TOR C. Fielder D. Jackson -2% 62% Single
b5 0-1 2 1-- O TOR G. Iorg D. Jackson 4% 66% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Blue Jays' Doyle Alexander facing 9-1-2
t6 1-0 0 --- O KCR O. Concepcion D. Alexander -3% 63% Lineout: LF
t6 1-0 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Alexander -2% 61% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 1-0 2 --- O KCR L. Smith D. Alexander -1% 60% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 8-9-1
b6 0-1 0 --- O TOR E. Whitt D. Jackson 4% 64% Flyball: LF
b6 0-1 1 --- O TOR M. Lee D. Jackson 3% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-1 2 --- O TOR T. Fernandez D. Jackson 2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Blue Jays' Doyle Alexander facing 3-4-5
t7 1-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Alexander -3% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 1-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Alexander -2% 64% Strikeout
t7 1-0 2 --- O KCR D. Iorg D. Alexander -1% 63% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Danny Jackson facing 2-3-4
b7 0-1 0 --- TOR L. Moseby D. Jackson -8% 55% Single
b7 0-1 0 1-- R TOR J. Burroughs D. Jackson -31% 24% Triple; Moseby Scores
Lou Thornton pinch runs for Jeff Burroughs (DH) batting 3rd
b7 1-1 0 --3 R TOR G. Bell D. Jackson -6% 19% Single; Thornton Scores
b7 2-1 0 1-- TOR J. Barfield D. Jackson -8% 10% Double; Bell to 3B
b7 2-1 0 -23 O TOR C. Fielder D. Jackson 4% 14% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 2-1 1 -23 TOR G. Iorg D. Jackson -0% 14% Intentional Walk
Damaso Garcia pinch hits for Ernie Whitt (C) batting 8th
b7 2-1 1 123 O TOR D. Garcia D. Jackson 6% 20% Strikeout
b7 2-1 2 123 O TOR M. Lee D. Jackson 6% 26% Strikeout
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 1, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Blue Jays' Doyle Alexander facing 6-7-8
Gary Allenson replaces Damaso Garcia (PH) playing C batting 8th
Willie Upshaw replaces Cecil Fielder playing 1B batting 6th
t8 1-2 0 --- KCR F. White D. Alexander 9% 35% Single
t8 1-2 0 1-- O KCR S. Balboni D. Alexander -8% 27% Foul Flyball: 1B
Jorge Orta pinch hits for John Wathan (C) batting 8th
t8 1-2 1 1-- KCR J. Orta D. Alexander 8% 35% Single; White to 2B
Dave Leeper pinch hits for Onix Concepcion (SS) batting 9th
t8 1-2 1 12- O KCR D. Leeper D. Alexander -11% 24% Flyball: LF
t8 1-2 2 12- R KCR W. Wilson D. Alexander 24% 48% Single; White Scores; Orta to 2B
t8 2-2 2 12- RR KCR L. Smith D. Alexander 37% 85% Single; Orta Scores; Wilson Scores; Smith to 2B
Tom Henke replaces Doyle Alexander pitching
t8 4-2 2 -2- KCR G. Brett T. Henke 0% 85% Intentional Walk
t8 4-2 2 12- O KCR H. McRae T. Henke -3% 83% Groundout: P-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Blue Jays 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 1-2-3
Dan Quisenberry replaces Danny Jackson pitching
Jim Sundberg replaces Jorge Orta (PH) playing C batting 8th
Buddy Biancalana replaces Dave Leeper (PH) playing SS batting 9th
Lynn Jones replaces Lonnie Smith playing LF batting 2nd
Darryl Motley replaces Dane Iorg playing RF batting 5th
b8 2-4 0 --- O TOR T. Fernandez D. Quisenberry 5% 87% Flyball: CF
b8 2-4 1 --- O TOR L. Moseby D. Quisenberry 3% 90% Groundout: P-1B
Al Oliver pinch hits for Lou Thornton (DH) batting 3rd
b8 2-4 2 --- O TOR A. Oliver D. Quisenberry 2% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Blue Jays' Tom Henke facing 5-6-7
t9 4-2 0 --- O KCR D. Motley T. Henke -1% 91% Strikeout
t9 4-2 1 --- O KCR F. White T. Henke -1% 91% Strikeout
t9 4-2 2 --- O KCR S. Balboni T. Henke -0% 90% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Blue Jays 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Dan Quisenberry facing 4-5-6
b9 2-4 0 --- O TOR G. Bell D. Quisenberry 5% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 2-4 1 --- O TOR J. Barfield D. Quisenberry 3% 98% Strikeout
b9 2-4 2 --- O TOR W. Upshaw D. Quisenberry 2% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Blue Jays 2.

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