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Kansas City Royals 6, St. Louis Cardinals 1

Kansas City Royals 6, St. Louis Cardinals 1

Day

World Series Game Played on Thursday, October 24, 1985 (N) at Busch Stadium

KC  A    1  3  0    0  0  0    0  1  1  -   6 11  2
STL N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  5  1
BATTING
Kansas City Royals    AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Smith lf               4   2   2   0       1   2       2   0
  Jones lf             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Wilson cf              5   0   2   2       0   2       2   0
Brett 3b               4   0   1   0       1   1       1   1
  Pryor 3b             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
White 2b               5   1   0   1       0   3       2   2
Sheridan rf            5   0   2   1       0   2       2   0
Balboni 1b             4   0   1   0       1   1      11   1
Sundberg c             4   2   1   0       0   0       6   0
Biancalana ss          3   1   2   1       1   1       1   5
Jackson p              4   0   0   0       0   3       0   2
Totals                38   6  11   5       4  15      27  12
FIELDING - 
E: Brett (1), Jackson (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Sundberg (2,off Forsch); Sheridan (2,off Lahti).
3B: Wilson (1,off Forsch).
IBB: Brett (2,by Horton).
Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Smith (1,2nd base off Horton/Nieto).
St. Louis Cardinals   AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
McGee cf               4   0   2   0       0   1       0   0
Smith ss               3   0   0   0       1   0       0   1
Herr 2b                4   1   1   0       0   0       2   1
Clark 1b               3   0   1   1       1   0       6   2
Landrum lf             4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Cedeno rf              4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Pendleton 3b           3   0   0   0       1   1       1   4
Nieto c                4   0   0   0       0   1      14   1
Forsch p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Horton p             1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Campbell p           0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  DeJesus ph           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Worrell p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Harper ph            1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Lahti p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                32   1   5   1       3   5      27   9
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
E: Smith (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Herr (2,off Jackson); Clark (2,off Jackson).
Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: McGee (2,2nd base by Jackson/Sundberg).
PITCHING
Kansas City Royals    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Jackson W(1-1)         9     5   1   1   3   5   0
St. Louis Cardinals   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Forsch L(0-1)          1.2   5   4   4   1   2   0
Horton                 2     1   0   0   3   4   0
Campbell               1.1   0   0   0   0   2   0
Worrell                2     0   0   0   0   6   0
Lahti                  2     5   2   1   0   1   0
Totals                 9    11   6   5   4  15   0
IBB: Horton (2,Brett).
Umpires: John Shulock (AL), Jim Quick (NL), Don Denkinger (AL), Bill Williams (NL), Bob Engel (NL), Jim McKean (AL)
Time of Game: 2:52   Attendance: 53634
Starting Lineups:

   Kansas City Royals            St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Smith               lf        McGee               cf
2. Wilson              cf        Smith               ss
3. Brett               3b        Herr                2b
4. White               2b        Clark               1b
5. Sheridan            rf        Landrum             lf
6. Balboni             1b        Cedeno              rf
7. Sundberg            c         Pendleton           3b
8. Biancalana          ss        Nieto               c
9. Jackson             p         Forsch              p

ROYALS 1ST: Smith singled to left; Wilson singled to left [Smith
to second]; Brett flied to left [Smith to third, Wilson to
second]; White grounded out (shortstop to first) [Smith scored];
Sheridan struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Cardinals
0.

CARDINALS 1ST: McGee grounded out (pitcher to first); Smith made
an out to center; Herr doubled; Clark doubled to right [Herr
scored]; Landrum popped to first in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Cardinals 1.

ROYALS 2ND: Balboni flied to right; Sundberg doubled to left;
Biancalana singled to right [Sundberg scored, Biancalana to
second (on throw to home)]; Jackson was called out on strikes;
Smith walked; Wilson tripled [Biancalana scored, Smith scored];
HORTON REPLACED FORSCH (PITCHING); Brett grounded out (first to
pitcher); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 4, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Cedeno popped to second; Pendleton grounded out
(second to first); Nieto grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Cardinals 1.

ROYALS 3RD: White struck out; Sheridan struck out; Balboni
walked; Sundberg grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Royals 4, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Horton struck out; McGee singled to center; McGee
was picked off first but was safe on an error by Jackson [McGee
to second]; Smith walked; Herr popped to first; Clark walked
[McGee to third, Smith to second]; Landrum popped to third in
foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Royals 4, Cardinals 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Biancalana walked; Jackson struck out; Smith singled
to right [Biancalana to third]; Smith stole second; Wilson
struck out (catcher to first); Brett was walked intentionally;
CAMPBELL REPLACED HORTON (PITCHING); White struck out; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 3 LOB.  Royals 4, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first);
Pendleton grounded out (shortstop to first); Nieto flied to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Cardinals 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Sheridan grounded out (first to pitcher); Balboni
struck out; Sundberg grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: DEJESUS BATTED FOR CAMPBELL; DeJesus made an out
to right; McGee singled to left; McGee was picked off and caught
stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop); Smith reached
on an error by Brett [Smith to second]; Herr made an out to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 4, Cardinals 1.

ROYALS 6TH: WORRELL REPLACED DEJESUS (PITCHING); Biancalana
struck out; Jackson struck out; Smith struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 4, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Clark popped to catcher in foul territory;
Landrum grounded out (second to first); Cedeno grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Cardinals 1.

ROYALS 7TH: Wilson struck out; Brett struck out; White struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Pendleton struck out; Nieto was called out on
strikes; HARPER BATTED FOR WORRELL; Harper struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Cardinals 1.

ROYALS 8TH: LAHTI REPLACED HARPER (PITCHING); Sheridan singled
to center; Balboni singled to left [Sheridan to second];
Sundberg grounded into a double play (third to second) [Sheridan
out at third, Balboni out at second]; Biancalana singled to
center [Sundberg to second]; Jackson reached on an error by
Smith [Sundberg scored (unearned), Biancalana to third]; Smith
struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 5, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: JONES REPLACED SMITH (PLAYING LF); McGee struck
out; Smith flied to center; Herr grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Cardinals 1.

ROYALS 9TH: Wilson grounded out (first unassisted); Brett
singled to right; White forced Brett (third to second); Sheridan
doubled [White scored]; Balboni grounded out (third to first); 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 6, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 9TH: PRYOR REPLACED BRETT (PLAYING 3B); Clark grounded
out (third to first); Landrum singled to third; Cedeno made an
out to right; Pendleton walked [Landrum to second]; Nieto forced
Pendleton (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals
6, Cardinals 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Royals           6  11   2    9
 Cardinals        1   5   1    7

References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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