Kansas City Royals vs St. Louis Cardinals
October 22, 1985 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on October 22, 1985 at Busch Stadium II. The Kansas City Royals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Kansas City Royals 6, St. Louis Cardinals 1

Kansas City Royals ab r h rbi
Smith lf 5 0 2 2
Jones lf 0 0 0 0
Wilson cf 5 0 2 0
Brett 3b 2 2 2 0
White 2b 4 2 2 3
Sheridan rf 5 0 0 0
Sundberg c 2 1 1 0
Balboni 1b 4 0 0 0
Biancalana ss 5 1 2 1
Saberhagen p 3 0 0 0
Totals 35 6 11 6
St. Louis Cardinals ab r h rbi
McGee cf 4 0 1 0
Smith ss 4 1 1 0
Herr 2b 3 0 1 0
Clark 1b 4 0 1 1
Van Slyke rf 4 0 0 0
Pendleton 3b 4 0 1 0
Porter c 3 0 0 0
Landrum lf 3 0 1 0
Andujar p 1 0 0 0
Campbell p 0 0 0 0
Jorgensen ph 1 0 0 0
Horton p 0 0 0 0
Harper ph 1 0 0 0
Dayley p 0 0 0 0
Totals 32 1 6 1
Kansas City 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 6 11 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 0
Kansas City Royals IP H R ER BB SO
Saberhagen W (1-0) 9.0 6 1 1 1 8
Totals 9.0 6 1 1 1 8
St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO
Andujar L (0-1) 4.0 9 4 4 3 3
Campbell 1.0 0 0 0 1 2
Horton 2.0 2 2 2 2 1
Dayley 2.0 0 0 0 2 2
Totals 9.0 11 6 6 8 8

E –None. DP –Kansas City 1, St. Louis 1. 2B –Kansas City Smith (1,off Andujar); White (3,off Horton). HR –Kansas City White (1,5th inning off Andujar 1 on, 0 out). SH –Saberhagen (1,off Andujar). IBB –Brett (1,by Andujar); Balboni (1,by Horton). SB –Wilson (2,2nd base off Andujar/Porter); McGee (1,2nd base off Saberhagen/Sundberg). CS –Smith (2,2nd base by Andujar/Porter); McGee (1,3rd base by Saberhagen/Sundberg). BK –Horton (1). IBB –Andujar (1,Brett); Horton (1,Balboni). U –Jim McKean (AL), Bob Engel (NL), John Shulock (AL), Jim Quick (NL), Bill Williams (NL), Don Denkinger (AL). T –2:59. A –53,634.

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