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1985 Kansas City Royals Game-by-Game Results

American League (AL)
Team Record: 91-71
Finished 1st in the AL's West Division
Attendance: 2,162,715, Avg. 27,034
Ballpark: Royals Stadium
Won World Series
American League Championship Series - Defeated Toronto Blue Jays 4-3
World Series - Defeated St. Louis Cardinals 4-3
Manager: Dick Howser (91-71)
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
1985 Kansas City Royals Statistics
1985 Kansas City Royals Roster

The Kansas City Royals of the American League ended the 1985 season with a record of 91 wins and 71 losses, finishing first in the AL's West Division.

The Royals plated 687 runs and gave up 639 runs. Steve Balboni walloped 36 home runs for Kansas City, while George Brett, Darryl Motley and Frank White each added 20 or more, too. George Brett drove in 112 runs and topped batters with significant playing time by connecting at a .335 clip. Bret Saberhagen led the squad with 20 wins, and Charlie Leibrandt also contributed 15 or more victories also Charlie Leibrandt earned a 2.69 ERA, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Dick Howser coached the team. The 1985 Kansas City Royals won the World Series.

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Regular Season Runs For: 687
Regular Season Runs Against: 639

Date Game Res Home Road Record
April 8, 1985 Toronto Blue Jays 1 at Kansas City Royals 2 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
April 10, 1985 Toronto Blue Jays 1 at Kansas City Royals 0 L 1-1 0-0 1-1
April 11, 1985 Toronto Blue Jays 4 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 1-2 0-0 1-2
April 13, 1985 Detroit Tigers 3 at Kansas City Royals 1 L 1-3 0-0 1-3
April 14, 1985 Detroit Tigers 5 at Kansas City Royals 1 L 1-4 0-0 1-4
April 16, 1985 Boston Red Sox 0 at Kansas City Royals 2 W 2-4 0-0 2-4
April 17, 1985 Boston Red Sox 1 at Kansas City Royals 6 W 3-4 0-0 3-4
April 18, 1985 Boston Red Sox 4 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 3-5 0-0 3-5
April 19, 1985 Kansas City Royals 9 at Detroit Tigers 2 W 3-5 1-0 4-5
April 20, 1985 Kansas City Royals 3 at Detroit Tigers 4 L 3-5 1-1 4-6
April 21, 1985 Kansas City Royals 3 at Detroit Tigers 2 W 3-5 2-1 5-6
April 22, 1985 Kansas City Royals 2 at Toronto Blue Jays 0 W 3-5 3-1 6-6
April 23, 1985 Kansas City Royals 7 at Toronto Blue Jays 6 W 3-5 4-1 7-6
April 24, 1985 Kansas City Royals 2 at Toronto Blue Jays 10 L 3-5 4-2 7-7
April 26, 1985 Kansas City Royals 2 at Boston Red Sox 5 L 3-5 4-3 7-8
April 27, 1985 Kansas City Royals 5 at Boston Red Sox 4 W 3-5 5-3 8-8
April 28, 1985 Kansas City Royals 5 at Boston Red Sox 2 W 3-5 6-3 9-8
April 29, 1985 Cleveland Indians 2 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 4-5 6-3 10-8
April 30, 1985 Cleveland Indians 1 at Kansas City Royals 5 W 5-5 6-3 11-8
May 1, 1985 Cleveland Indians 6 at Kansas City Royals 5 L 5-6 6-3 11-9
May 3, 1985 Kansas City Royals 1 at New York Yankees 7 L 5-6 6-4 11-10
May 4, 1985 Kansas City Royals 2 at New York Yankees 5 L 5-6 6-5 11-11
May 5, 1985 Kansas City Royals 2 at New York Yankees 6 L 5-6 6-6 11-12
May 7, 1985 Baltimore Orioles 4 at Kansas City Royals 2 L 5-7 6-6 11-13
May 8, 1985 Baltimore Orioles 8 at Kansas City Royals 9 W 6-7 6-6 12-13
May 10, 1985 New York Yankees 6 at Kansas City Royals 4 L 6-8 6-6 12-14
May 11, 1985 New York Yankees 11 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 6-9 6-6 12-15
May 12, 1985 New York Yankees 5 at Kansas City Royals 6 W 7-9 6-6 13-15
May 13, 1985 Kansas City Royals 5 at Baltimore Orioles 2 W 7-9 7-6 14-15
May 14, 1985 Kansas City Royals 5 at Baltimore Orioles 3 W 7-9 8-6 15-15
May 15, 1985 Kansas City Royals 5 at Cleveland Indians 1 W 7-9 9-6 16-15
May 16, 1985 Kansas City Royals 7 at Cleveland Indians 1 W 7-9 10-6 17-15
May 17, 1985 Kansas City Royals 3 at Milwaukee Brewers 0 W 7-9 11-6 18-15
May 18, 1985 Kansas City Royals 2 at Milwaukee Brewers 7 L 7-9 11-7 18-16
May 19, 1985 Kansas City Royals 10 at Milwaukee Brewers 11 L 7-9 11-8 18-17
May 20, 1985 Kansas City Royals 7 at Texas Rangers 8 L 7-9 11-9 18-18
May 21, 1985 Kansas City Royals 5 at Texas Rangers 0 W 7-9 12-9 19-18
May 22, 1985 Kansas City Royals 6 at Texas Rangers 3 W 7-9 13-9 20-18
May 24, 1985 Chicago White Sox 4 at Kansas City Royals 8 W 8-9 13-9 21-18
May 25, 1985 Chicago White Sox 0 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 9-9 13-9 22-18
May 26, 1985 Chicago White Sox 2 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 10-9 13-9 23-18
May 27, 1985 Texas Rangers 2 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 11-9 13-9 24-18
May 28, 1985 Texas Rangers 6 at Kansas City Royals 1 L 11-10 13-9 24-19
May 29, 1985 Texas Rangers 2 at Kansas City Royals 6 W 12-10 13-9 25-19
May 30, 1985 Kansas City Royals 3 at Chicago White Sox 4 L 12-10 13-10 25-20
May 31, 1985 Kansas City Royals 3 at Chicago White Sox 8 L 12-10 13-11 25-21
June 1, 1985 Kansas City Royals 7 at Chicago White Sox 8 L 12-10 13-12 25-22
June 2, 1985 Kansas City Royals 1 at Chicago White Sox 4 L 12-10 13-13 25-23
June 4, 1985 Milwaukee Brewers 3 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 13-10 13-13 26-23
June 5, 1985 Milwaukee Brewers 10 at Kansas City Royals 2 L 13-11 13-13 26-24
June 7, 1985 Kansas City Royals 6 at California Angels 0 W 13-11 14-13 27-24
June 8, 1985 Kansas City Royals 4 at California Angels 1 W 13-11 15-13 28-24
June 9, 1985 Kansas City Royals 0 at California Angels 1 L 13-11 15-14 28-25
June 10, 1985 Kansas City Royals 1 at Oakland Athletics 2 L 13-11 15-15 28-26
June 11, 1985 Kansas City Royals 3 at Oakland Athletics 4 L 13-11 15-16 28-27
June 12, 1985 Kansas City Royals 3 at Oakland Athletics 2 W 13-11 16-16 29-27
June 13, 1985 Kansas City Royals 4 at Seattle Mariners 3 W 13-11 17-16 30-27
June 14, 1985 Kansas City Royals 5 at Seattle Mariners 13 L 13-11 17-17 30-28
June 15, 1985 Kansas City Royals 1 at Seattle Mariners 2 L 13-11 17-18 30-29
June 16, 1985 Kansas City Royals 1 at Seattle Mariners 2 L 13-11 17-19 30-30
June 17, 1985 Minnesota Twins 3 at Kansas City Royals 10 W 14-11 17-19 31-30
June 18, 1985 Minnesota Twins 1 at Kansas City Royals 10 W 15-11 17-19 32-30
June 19, 1985 Minnesota Twins 2 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 16-11 17-19 33-30
June 20, 1985 Minnesota Twins 11 at Kansas City Royals 8 L 16-12 17-19 33-31
June 22, 1985 Seattle Mariners 2 at Kansas City Royals 1 L 16-13 17-19 33-32
June 23, 1985 Seattle Mariners 8 at Kansas City Royals 2 L 16-14 17-19 33-33
June 24, 1985 Kansas City Royals 12 at Minnesota Twins 6 W 16-14 18-19 34-33
June 25, 1985 Kansas City Royals 3 at Minnesota Twins 0 W 16-14 19-19 35-33
June 26, 1985 Kansas City Royals 1 at Minnesota Twins 2 L 16-14 19-20 35-34
June 28, 1985 California Angels 4 at Kansas City Royals 5 W 17-14 19-20 36-34
June 29, 1985 California Angels 7 at Kansas City Royals 1 L 17-15 19-20 36-35
June 30, 1985 California Angels 1 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 18-15 19-20 37-35
July 1, 1985 Oakland Athletics 4 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 18-16 19-20 37-36
July 2, 1985 Oakland Athletics 1 at Kansas City Royals 10 W 19-16 19-20 38-36
July 3, 1985 Oakland Athletics 0 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 20-16 19-20 39-36
July 4, 1985 Baltimore Orioles 5 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 20-17 19-20 39-37
July 5, 1985 Baltimore Orioles 6 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 20-18 19-20 39-38
July 6, 1985 Baltimore Orioles 8 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 20-19 19-20 39-39
July 7, 1985 Baltimore Orioles 4 at Kansas City Royals 8 W 21-19 19-20 40-39
July 8, 1985 Kansas City Royals 5 at New York Yankees 2 W 21-19 20-20 41-39
July 9, 1985 Kansas City Royals 4 at New York Yankees 6 L 21-19 20-21 41-40
July 10, 1985 Kansas City Royals 5 at New York Yankees 6 L 21-19 20-22 41-41
July 11, 1985 Kansas City Royals 1 at Cleveland Indians 0 W 21-19 21-22 42-41
July 12, 1985 Kansas City Royals 4 at Cleveland Indians 5 L 21-19 21-23 42-42
July 13, 1985 Kansas City Royals 5 at Cleveland Indians 1 W 21-19 22-23 43-42
July 14, 1985 Kansas City Royals 9 at Cleveland Indians 5 W 21-19 23-23 44-42
July 18, 1985 Kansas City Royals 3 at Baltimore Orioles 8 L 21-19 23-24 44-43
July 19, 1985 Kansas City Royals 10 at Baltimore Orioles 3 W 21-19 24-24 45-43
July 20, 1985 Kansas City Royals 7 at Baltimore Orioles 5 W 21-19 25-24 46-43
July 21, 1985 Kansas City Royals 4 at Baltimore Orioles 6 L 21-19 25-25 46-44
July 22, 1985 New York Yankees 4 at Kansas City Royals 5 W 22-19 25-25 47-44
July 23, 1985 New York Yankees 2 at Kansas City Royals 5 W 23-19 25-25 48-44
July 24, 1985 New York Yankees 3 at Kansas City Royals 5 W 24-19 25-25 49-44
July 26, 1985 Cleveland Indians 1 at Kansas City Royals 7 W 25-19 25-25 50-44
July 27, 1985 Cleveland Indians 3 at Kansas City Royals 6 W 26-19 25-25 51-44
July 28, 1985 Cleveland Indians 4 at Kansas City Royals 7 W 27-19 25-25 52-44
July 29, 1985 Kansas City Royals 4 at Detroit Tigers 2 W 27-19 26-25 53-44
July 30, 1985 Kansas City Royals 7 at Detroit Tigers 11 L 27-19 26-26 53-45
July 31, 1985 Kansas City Royals 5 at Detroit Tigers 2 W 27-19 27-26 54-45
August 2, 1985 Boston Red Sox 3 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 28-19 27-26 55-45
August 3, 1985 Boston Red Sox 5 at Kansas City Royals 4 L 28-20 27-26 55-46
August 4, 1985 Boston Red Sox 6 at Kansas City Royals 5 L 28-21 27-26 55-47
August 5, 1985 Detroit Tigers 8 at Kansas City Royals 4 L 28-22 27-26 55-48
August 8, 1985 Detroit Tigers 3 at Kansas City Royals 10 W 29-22 27-26 56-48
August 8, 1985 Detroit Tigers 4 at Kansas City Royals 6 W 30-22 27-26 57-48
August 9, 1985 Toronto Blue Jays 2 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 31-22 27-26 58-48
August 10, 1985 Toronto Blue Jays 3 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 32-22 27-26 59-48
August 11, 1985 Toronto Blue Jays 5 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 32-23 27-26 59-49
August 12, 1985 Kansas City Royals 3 at Boston Red Sox 2 W 32-23 28-26 60-49
August 13, 1985 Kansas City Royals 6 at Boston Red Sox 3 W 32-23 29-26 61-49
August 14, 1985 Kansas City Royals 3 at Boston Red Sox 16 L 32-23 29-27 61-50
August 16, 1985 Kansas City Royals 4 at Toronto Blue Jays 2 W 32-23 30-27 62-50
August 17, 1985 Kansas City Royals 4 at Toronto Blue Jays 2 W 32-23 31-27 63-50
August 18, 1985 Kansas City Royals 6 at Toronto Blue Jays 10 L 32-23 31-28 63-51
August 19, 1985 Detroit Tigers 1 at Kansas City Royals 2 W 33-23 31-28 64-51
August 20, 1985 Kansas City Royals 1 at Chicago White Sox 2 L 33-23 31-29 64-52
August 21, 1985 Kansas City Royals 2 at Chicago White Sox 1 W 33-23 32-29 65-52
August 22, 1985 Kansas City Royals 7 at Chicago White Sox 3 W 33-23 33-29 66-52
August 23, 1985 Texas Rangers 4 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 33-24 33-29 66-53
August 24, 1985 Texas Rangers 2 at Kansas City Royals 8 W 34-24 33-29 67-53
August 25, 1985 Texas Rangers 7 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 34-25 33-29 67-54
August 26, 1985 Texas Rangers 2 at Kansas City Royals 9 W 35-25 33-29 68-54
August 27, 1985 Kansas City Royals 5 at Milwaukee Brewers 8 L 35-25 33-30 68-55
August 28, 1985 Kansas City Royals 8 at Milwaukee Brewers 2 W 35-25 34-30 69-55
August 30, 1985 Kansas City Royals 1 at Texas Rangers 4 L 35-25 34-31 69-56
August 31, 1985 Kansas City Royals 4 at Texas Rangers 6 L 35-25 34-32 69-57
September 1, 1985 Kansas City Royals 3 at Texas Rangers 5 L 35-25 34-33 69-58
September 2, 1985 Chicago White Sox 2 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 36-25 34-33 70-58
September 3, 1985 Chicago White Sox 2 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 37-25 34-33 71-58
September 4, 1985 Chicago White Sox 5 at Kansas City Royals 6 W 38-25 34-33 72-58
September 5, 1985 Milwaukee Brewers 1 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 39-25 34-33 73-58
September 6, 1985 Milwaukee Brewers 3 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 40-25 34-33 74-58
September 6, 1985 Milwaukee Brewers 1 at Kansas City Royals 7 W 41-25 34-33 75-58
September 7, 1985 Milwaukee Brewers 4 at Kansas City Royals 7 W 42-25 34-33 76-58
September 8, 1985 Milwaukee Brewers 11 at Kansas City Royals 13 W 43-25 34-33 77-58
September 9, 1985 Kansas City Royals 1 at California Angels 7 L 43-25 34-34 77-59
September 10, 1985 Kansas City Royals 6 at California Angels 0 W 43-25 35-34 78-59
September 11, 1985 Kansas City Royals 2 at California Angels 1 W 43-25 36-34 79-59
September 13, 1985 Kansas City Royals 5 at Oakland Athletics 2 W 43-25 37-34 80-59
September 14, 1985 Kansas City Royals 2 at Oakland Athletics 1 W 43-25 38-34 81-59
September 15, 1985 Kansas City Royals 7 at Oakland Athletics 2 W 43-25 39-34 82-59
September 15, 1985 Kansas City Royals 2 at Oakland Athletics 4 L 43-25 39-35 82-60
September 16, 1985 Seattle Mariners 5 at Kansas City Royals 1 L 43-26 39-35 82-61
September 17, 1985 Seattle Mariners 7 at Kansas City Royals 0 L 43-27 39-35 82-62
September 18, 1985 Seattle Mariners 6 at Kansas City Royals 0 L 43-28 39-35 82-63
September 19, 1985 Seattle Mariners 6 at Kansas City Royals 4 L 43-29 39-35 82-64
September 20, 1985 Minnesota Twins 1 at Kansas City Royals 5 W 44-29 39-35 83-64
September 21, 1985 Minnesota Twins 5 at Kansas City Royals 6 W 45-29 39-35 84-64
September 22, 1985 Minnesota Twins 7 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 45-30 39-35 84-65
September 24, 1985 Kansas City Royals 2 at Seattle Mariners 5 L 45-30 39-36 84-66
September 25, 1985 Kansas City Royals 5 at Seattle Mariners 4 W 45-30 40-36 85-66
September 26, 1985 Kansas City Royals 5 at Seattle Mariners 2 W 45-30 41-36 86-66
September 27, 1985 Kansas City Royals 1 at Minnesota Twins 4 L 45-30 41-37 86-67
September 28, 1985 Kansas City Royals 3 at Minnesota Twins 5 L 45-30 41-38 86-68
September 29, 1985 Kansas City Royals 3 at Minnesota Twins 6 L 45-30 41-39 86-69
September 30, 1985 California Angels 1 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 46-30 41-39 87-69
October 1, 1985 California Angels 4 at Kansas City Royals 2 L 46-31 41-39 87-70
October 2, 1985 California Angels 0 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 47-31 41-39 88-70
October 3, 1985 California Angels 1 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 48-31 41-39 89-70
October 4, 1985 Oakland Athletics 2 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 49-31 41-39 90-70
October 5, 1985 Oakland Athletics 4 at Kansas City Royals 5 W 50-31 41-39 91-70
October 6, 1985 Oakland Athletics 9 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 50-32 41-39 91-71
October 8, 1985 Kansas City Royals 1 at Toronto Blue Jays 6 L 0-0 0-1 0-1
October 9, 1985 Kansas City Royals 5 at Toronto Blue Jays 6 L 0-0 0-2 0-2
October 11, 1985 Toronto Blue Jays 5 at Kansas City Royals 6 W 1-0 0-2 1-2
October 12, 1985 Toronto Blue Jays 3 at Kansas City Royals 1 L 1-1 0-2 1-3
October 13, 1985 Toronto Blue Jays 0 at Kansas City Royals 2 W 2-1 0-2 2-3
October 15, 1985 Kansas City Royals 5 at Toronto Blue Jays 3 W 2-1 1-2 3-3
October 16, 1985 Kansas City Royals 6 at Toronto Blue Jays 2 W 2-1 2-2 4-3
October 19, 1985 St. Louis Cardinals 3 at Kansas City Royals 1 L 2-2 2-2 4-4
October 20, 1985 St. Louis Cardinals 4 at Kansas City Royals 2 L 2-3 2-2 4-5
October 22, 1985 Kansas City Royals 6 at St. Louis Cardinals 1 W 2-3 3-2 5-5
October 23, 1985 Kansas City Royals 0 at St. Louis Cardinals 3 L 2-3 3-3 5-6
October 24, 1985 Kansas City Royals 6 at St. Louis Cardinals 1 W 2-3 4-3 6-6
October 26, 1985 St. Louis Cardinals 1 at Kansas City Royals 2 W 3-3 4-3 7-6
October 27, 1985 St. Louis Cardinals 0 at Kansas City Royals 11 W 4-3 4-3 8-6