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KCR
@BAL
6
3
TEX
@BOS
6
5
TEX
@BOS
12
4
CLE
@CAL
3
4
 
(13)
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@DET
1
7
MIN
@MIL
13
2
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@OAK
8
4
CIN
@CHC
14
4
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@MON
5
7
SDP
@NYM
2
7
LAD
@PHI
4
6
ATL
@PIT
3
5
HOU
@STL
1
5
Saturday, May 8, 1976, 7:33PM
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 51,195, Time of Game: 2:33
Royals
6
10-8
 Won 1 
2nd, 3 GB
at Orioles
3
9-12
 Lost 1 
5th, 6½ GB
L: Ken Holtzman (2-2)
S: Doug Bird (2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  0  0   0  1  3   0  1  0    6 12  0
Orioles         0  0  0   0  0  2   0  1  0    3  9  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Wohlford LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .544 -0.139 0.81 0.000 -0.139 -2.1 2 0 CS
Amos Otis CF 4 3 3 0 0 0 .323 1.015 0.046 0.43 0.055 -0.009 0.9 3 0
George Brett 3B 4 1 3 0 0 0 .304 .737 0.072 0.83 0.092 -0.021 1.7 1 1
John Mayberry 1B 3 1 1 5 0 0 .186 .583 0.146 1.02 0.160 -0.014 2.1 6 1 HR,SF
Hal McRae DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 .221 .604 -0.044 0.65 0.014 -0.057 -0.8 CS
Al Cowens RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .473 -0.044 0.46 0.000 -0.044 -0.7 2 0
Frank White 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .140 .337 -0.031 0.27 0.001 -0.033 -0.5 3 1 CS
Freddie Patek SS 2 1 1 0 2 0 .392 .937 0.031 0.25 0.040 -0.009 0.9 1 5 2B,SB
Buck Martinez C 3 0 2 1 0 0 .300 .867 0.152 0.67 0.159 -0.007 0.9 8 0 2B,SH
Dennis Leonard P 1 1
   Doug Bird P 0 0
Team Totals 33 6 12 6 2 0 .364 .904 0.189 0.59 0.521 -0.333 2.3 27 9
2B: B Martinez (2, off K Holtzman); F Patek (4, off K Holtzman).
HR: J Mayberry (1, off K Holtzman; 6th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: J Mayberry (3, off D Alexander).
SH: B Martinez (2, off D Alexander).
TB: J Mayberry 4; A Otis 3; B Martinez 3; G Brett 3; F Patek 2; H McRae; F White.
RBI: J Mayberry 5 (13); B Martinez (5).
2-out RBI: B Martinez.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Baserunning
SB: F Patek (8, 2nd base off D Alexander/D Duncan).
CS: J Wohlford (2, 2nd base by K Holtzman/D Duncan); H McRae (2, 2nd base by K Holtzman/D Duncan); F White (2, 2nd base by D Alexander/D Duncan).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Bumbry LF 5 0 0 0 0 2 .193 .661 -0.177 1.37 0.000 -0.177 -1.5 1 0
Paul Blair CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .545 -0.137 1.42 0.000 -0.137 -1.1 5 0
Tony Muser 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 .269 .644 0.037 0.85 0.059 -0.021 0.4 8 4
Lee May DH 4 2 2 3 0 2 .238 .783 -0.021 1.47 0.095 -0.116 1.7 2·HR
Ken Singleton RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 .147 .441 0.003 0.84 0.055 -0.052 0.1 4 0
Dave Duncan C 4 0 0 0 0 3 .211 .461 -0.092 1.00 0.000 -0.092 -0.8 0 2
Brooks Robinson 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .437 -0.063 0.60 0.000 -0.063 -0.6 0 2
Doug DeCinces 2B 3 0 2 0 0 0 .167 .576 0.110 1.08 0.133 -0.023 0.8 6 4 2B
   Royle Stillman PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .282 -0.018 0.75 0.000 -0.018 -0.2
Mark Belanger SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 .212 .489 0.047 1.22 0.115 -0.068 0.4 2 2 SB
Ken Holtzman P 1 2
   Doyle Alexander P 0 0
Team Totals 36 3 9 3 1 7 .250 .715 -0.311 1.10 0.457 -0.767 -0.7 27 16
2B: D DeCinces (2, off D Leonard).
HR: L May 2 (3, 2 off D Leonard; 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF; 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: L May 8; D DeCinces 3; T Muser 2; K Singleton 2; M Belanger.
RBI: L May 3 (6).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. D DeCinces-M Belanger.
Baserunning
SB: M Belanger (3, 2nd base off D Leonard/B Martinez).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, W (1-1) 7.1 9 3 3 1 6 2 3.81 32 53 0.235 1.17 -0.1
Doug Bird, S (2) 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.75 5 1 0 0.076 0.62 0.9
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 1 7 2 3.00 37 53 1 0 0.311 1.10 0.7

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Holtzman, L (2-2) 5 9 5 5 0 0 1 2.06 22 29 -0.191 0.89 -2.9
Doyle Alexander 4 3 1 1 2 0 0 2.04 15 0 0 0.002 0.18 0.7
Team Totals 9 12 6 6 2 0 1 6.00 37 29 0 0 -0.189 0.59 -2.3
K Holtzman faced 3 batters in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim McKean, 1B - Nick Bremigan, 2B - Russ Goetz, 3B - George Maloney.
Time of Game: 2:33.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Baltimore Orioles
1 Jim Wohlford LF 1 Al Bumbry LF
2 Amos Otis CF 2 Paul Blair CF
3 George Brett 3B 3 Tony Muser 1B
4 John Mayberry 1B 4 Lee May DH
5 Hal McRae DH 5 Ken Singleton RF
6 Al Cowens RF 6 Dave Duncan C
7 Frank White 2B 7 Brooks Robinson 3B
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Doug DeCinces 2B
9 Buck Martinez C 9 Mark Belanger SS
Dennis Leonard P Ken Holtzman P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 1-0 2 -2- R KCR B. Martinez K. Holtzman 12% 77% Double to LF; Patek Scores
t6 2-0 0 12- RRR KCR J. Mayberry K. Holtzman 10% 97% Home Run; Otis Scores; Brett Scores
b3 0-1 2 123 O BAL L. May D. Leonard 9% 64% Strikeout
b5 0-2 0 --- BAL D. DeCinces D. Leonard -9% 66% Double to LF
b3 0-1 0 1-- BAL M. Belanger D. Leonard -7% 47% Single; DeCinces to 2B

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, Orioles' Ken Holtzman facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Wohlford K. Holtzman -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- KCR A. Otis K. Holtzman 2% 50% Single to RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- KCR G. Brett K. Holtzman 4% 54% Single to RF; Otis to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- RO KCR J. Mayberry K. Holtzman 6% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B; Otis Scores; Brett to 2B
t1 1-0 2 -2- KCR H. McRae K. Holtzman 1% 61% Single; Brett to 3B
t1 1-0 2 1-3 O KCR A. Cowens K. Holtzman -4% 57% McRae Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B-1B-SS-1B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O BAL A. Bumbry D. Leonard 2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- O BAL P. Blair D. Leonard 1% 61% Flyball: RF
b1 0-1 2 --- O BAL T. Muser D. Leonard 1% 62% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Ken Holtzman facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens K. Holtzman -2% 60% Flyball: CF
t2 1-0 1 --- O KCR F. White K. Holtzman -1% 59% Flyball: 2B
t2 1-0 2 --- O KCR F. Patek K. Holtzman -1% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O BAL L. May D. Leonard 2% 60% Strikeout
b2 0-1 1 --- BAL K. Singleton D. Leonard -3% 57% Single to LF
b2 0-1 1 1-- O BAL D. Duncan D. Leonard 3% 60% Strikeout
b2 0-1 2 1-- O BAL B. Robinson D. Leonard 2% 63% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Ken Holtzman facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- KCR B. Martinez K. Holtzman 3% 66% Single to 3B
t3 1-0 0 1-- O KCR J. Wohlford K. Holtzman -3% 63% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t3 1-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis K. Holtzman -4% 60% Wohlford Caught Stealing 2B (P-1B-SS)
t3 1-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis K. Holtzman -1% 59% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- BAL D. DeCinces D. Leonard -5% 54% Single to LF
b3 0-1 0 1-- BAL M. Belanger D. Leonard -7% 47% Single; DeCinces to 2B
b3 0-1 0 12- O BAL A. Bumbry D. Leonard 7% 53% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Belanger to 2B
b3 0-1 1 12- O BAL P. Blair D. Leonard 6% 59% Flyball: 2B
b3 0-1 2 12- BAL T. Muser D. Leonard -4% 55% Single; Belanger to 3B; Bumbry to 2B
b3 0-1 2 123 O BAL L. May D. Leonard 9% 64% Strikeout
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Ken Holtzman facing 3-4-5
t4 1-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett K. Holtzman -2% 62% Groundout: 1B-P
t4 1-0 1 --- O KCR J. Mayberry K. Holtzman -1% 61% Flyball: RF
t4 1-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae K. Holtzman -1% 60% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
b4 0-1 0 --- O BAL K. Singleton D. Leonard 3% 63% Flyball: LF
b4 0-1 1 --- O BAL D. Duncan D. Leonard 2% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-1 2 --- O BAL B. Robinson D. Leonard 1% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Ken Holtzman facing 6-7-8
t5 1-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens K. Holtzman -2% 64% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 1-0 1 --- O KCR F. White K. Holtzman -1% 62% Flyball: 2B
t5 1-0 2 --- KCR F. Patek K. Holtzman 2% 65% Double (CF-RF)
t5 1-0 2 -2- R KCR B. Martinez K. Holtzman 12% 77% Double to LF; Patek Scores
t5 2-0 2 -2- O KCR J. Wohlford K. Holtzman -2% 75% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
b5 0-2 0 --- BAL D. DeCinces D. Leonard -9% 66% Double to LF
b5 0-2 0 -2- O BAL M. Belanger D. Leonard 6% 72% Flyball: CF
b5 0-2 1 -2- O BAL A. Bumbry D. Leonard 5% 77% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-2 2 -2- O BAL P. Blair D. Leonard 4% 81% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Orioles' Ken Holtzman facing 2-3-4
t6 2-0 0 --- KCR A. Otis K. Holtzman 2% 83% Single
t6 2-0 0 1-- KCR G. Brett K. Holtzman 3% 87% Single to LF; Otis to 2B
t6 2-0 0 12- RRR KCR J. Mayberry K. Holtzman 10% 97% Home Run; Otis Scores; Brett Scores
Doyle Alexander replaces Ken Holtzman pitching
t6 5-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Alexander -0% 96% Flyball: LF
t6 5-0 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens D. Alexander -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 5-0 2 --- KCR F. White D. Alexander 0% 96% Single to LF
t6 5-0 2 1-- O KCR F. Patek D. Alexander -0% 96% White Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
b6 0-5 0 --- BAL T. Muser D. Leonard -2% 94% Single
b6 0-5 0 1-- RR BAL L. May D. Leonard -7% 87% Home Run; Muser Scores
b6 2-5 0 --- O BAL K. Singleton D. Leonard 2% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 2-5 1 --- O BAL D. Duncan D. Leonard 1% 91% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-5 2 --- O BAL B. Robinson D. Leonard 1% 92% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Orioles 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Orioles' Doyle Alexander facing 8-9-1
t7 5-2 0 --- KCR F. Patek D. Alexander 1% 93% Walk
t7 5-2 0 1-- O KCR B. Martinez D. Alexander -0% 92% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Patek to 2B
t7 5-2 1 -2- OO KCR J. Wohlford D. Alexander -2% 90% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
b7 2-5 0 --- O BAL D. DeCinces D. Leonard 2% 92% Flyball: RF
b7 2-5 1 --- BAL M. Belanger D. Leonard -3% 90% Walk
b7 2-5 1 1-- BAL A. Bumbry D. Leonard -1% 88% Belanger Steals 2B
b7 2-5 1 -2- O BAL A. Bumbry D. Leonard 4% 92% Strikeout
b7 2-5 2 -2- O BAL P. Blair D. Leonard 3% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Orioles 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Orioles' Doyle Alexander facing 2-3-4
t8 5-2 0 --- KCR A. Otis D. Alexander 1% 95% Single
t8 5-2 0 1-- KCR G. Brett D. Alexander 2% 97% Single to LF; Otis to 3B
t8 5-2 0 1-3 RO KCR J. Mayberry D. Alexander 0% 97% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Otis Scores
t8 6-2 1 1-- O KCR H. McRae D. Alexander -0% 97% Flyball: 1B
t8 6-2 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens D. Alexander -0% 97% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
b8 2-6 0 --- O BAL T. Muser D. Leonard 1% 98% Groundout: 1B-P
b8 2-6 1 --- R BAL L. May D. Leonard -2% 96% Home Run
b8 3-6 1 --- BAL K. Singleton D. Leonard -3% 93% Single to LF
Doug Bird replaces Dennis Leonard pitching
b8 3-6 1 1-- O BAL D. Duncan D. Bird 3% 96% Strikeout Looking
b8 3-6 2 1-- O BAL B. Robinson D. Bird 2% 97% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Orioles 3.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Orioles' Doyle Alexander facing 7-8-9
t9 6-3 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Alexander -0% 97% Flyball: CF
t9 6-3 1 --- KCR F. Patek D. Alexander 0% 97% Walk
t9 6-3 1 1-- KCR B. Martinez D. Alexander 0% 98% Patek Steals 2B
t9 6-3 1 -2- O KCR B. Martinez D. Alexander -0% 97% Flyball: CF; Patek to 3B
t9 6-3 2 --3 O KCR J. Wohlford D. Alexander -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Orioles 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Doug Bird facing 8-9-1
Royle Stillman pinch hits for Doug DeCinces (2B) batting 8th
b9 3-6 0 --- O BAL R. Stillman D. Bird 2% 99% Foul Flyball: C
b9 3-6 1 --- O BAL M. Belanger D. Bird 1% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 3-6 2 --- O BAL A. Bumbry D. Bird 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Orioles 3.

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