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Standings
KCR
@BAL
1
2
CLE
@BOS
7
9
CAL
@MIN
3
2
MIL
@NYY
9
2
OAK
@SEA
5
3
CHW
@TOR
11
2
NYM
@CHC
0
5
HOU
@LAD
8
6
ATL
@SDP
3
9
CIN
@SFG
0
3
Friday, April 21, 1978,
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 6,203, Time of Game: 2:15
Royals
1
8-2
 Lost 1 
1st
at Orioles
2
5-7
 Won 1 
4th, 4 GB
W: Jim Palmer (2-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  5  0
Orioles         0  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  X    2  6  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tom Poquette LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .300 .273 .700 .973 0.178 0.97 0.224 -0.046 1.1 4 0 HR,2B
Hal McRae DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .357 .611 .968 -0.144 1.44 0.000 -0.144 -0.9
George Brett 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .216 .275 .405 .680 -0.088 1.09 0.012 -0.100 -0.5 0 1
Al Cowens RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .333 .361 .545 .907 -0.019 0.92 0.040 -0.059 -0.4 2 0
   Willie Wilson PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .250 .241 .491 0.034 2.70 0.034 0.000 0.1 SB
Darrell Porter C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .382 .432 .529 .962 -0.098 1.85 0.102 -0.201 -0.3 7 1 2·CS
Clint Hurdle 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .212 .257 .394 .651 -0.073 1.68 0.026 -0.099 -0.4 8 0
Amos Otis CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .258 .294 .613 .907 -0.112 1.59 0.000 -0.112 -0.7 2 0
Freddie Patek SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .241 .267 .448 .715 -0.043 0.85 0.000 -0.043 -0.3 1 2
   Pete LaCock PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.052 2.13 0.000 -0.052 -0.2
   Jerry Terrell 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Frank White 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .200 .214 .414 -0.038 0.77 0.000 -0.038 -0.3 0 1
   Joe Lahoud PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.036 1.52 0.000 -0.036 -0.1
   U.L. Washington SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Dennis Leonard P 0 3
Team Totals 31 1 5 1 1 3 32 .161 .188 .290 .478 -0.491 1.35 0.438 -0.930 -3.0 24 9
2B: T Poquette (1, off J Palmer).
HR: T Poquette (1, off J Palmer, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: T Poquette 6; D Porter 2; A Cowens.
RBI: T Poquette (2).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (5, 2nd base off D Stanhouse/R Dempsey).
CS: D Porter 2 (2, 2nd base by J Palmer/R Dempsey 2).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Bumbry LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .250 .333 .271 .604 -0.043 1.26 0.089 -0.133 -0.3 2 0 SB,CS
Larry Harlow CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .387 .424 .677 1.102 0.052 0.92 0.114 -0.062 -0.0 4 0 2B
Ken Singleton RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .379 .419 .448 .868 -0.046 1.21 0.056 -0.102 -0.0 3 0
   Carlos Lopez PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .267 .600 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Eddie Murray 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .227 .320 .432 .752 -0.160 1.36 0.000 -0.160 -1.3 9 1
Lee May DH 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .326 .347 .522 .869 0.311 1.74 0.372 -0.060 1.2 2B
Doug DeCinces 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .279 .340 .419 .759 -0.061 0.83 0.000 -0.061 -0.5 0 4
Billy Smith 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .105 .105 .105 .211 -0.053 0.73 0.000 -0.053 -0.5 3 2
Rick Dempsey C 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .250 .275 .278 .553 -0.007 0.50 0.016 -0.023 -0.1 3 2
Mark Belanger SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .270 .357 .351 .708 0.014 0.82 0.047 -0.033 0.1 1 2 2B
Jim Palmer P 1 1
   Don Stanhouse P 1 0
Team Totals 29 2 6 1 2 7 31 .207 .258 .310 .568 0.007 1.11 0.694 -0.687 -1.5 27 12
2B: M Belanger (3, off D Leonard); L Harlow (3, off D Leonard); L May (3, off D Leonard).
TB: L May 2; M Belanger 2; L Harlow 2; K Singleton 2; A Bumbry.
RBI: L May (11).
2-out RBI: L May.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Dempsey-B Smith; R Dempsey-M Belanger.
PB: R Dempsey (1).
Baserunning
SB: A Bumbry (2, 2nd base off D Leonard/D Porter).
CS: A Bumbry (1, 2nd base by D Leonard/D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, L (2-2) 8 6 2 2 2 7 0 3.07 31 67 -0.007 1.11 1.5
Team Totals 8 6 2 2 2 7 0 2.25 31 67 -0.007 1.11 1.5

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Palmer, W (2-0) 8 4 1 1 1 3 1 0.53 28 72 0.344 1.13 2.5
Don Stanhouse, S (3) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4 0 0 0.149 2.54 0.4
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 1 3 1 1.00 32 72 0 0 0.493 1.35 3.0
Balks: None.
WP: D Leonard 2 (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lou DiMuro, 1B - Ken Kaiser, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - Bill Haller.
Time of Game: 2:15.
Attendance: 6,203.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 52° F.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Baltimore Orioles
1 Tom Poquette LF 1 Al Bumbry LF
2 Hal McRae DH 2 Larry Harlow CF
3 George Brett 3B 3 Ken Singleton RF
4 Al Cowens RF 4 Eddie Murray 1B
5 Darrell Porter C 5 Lee May DH
6 Clint Hurdle 1B 6 Doug DeCinces 3B
7 Amos Otis CF 7 Billy Smith 2B
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Rick Dempsey C
9 Frank White 2B 9 Mark Belanger SS
Dennis Leonard P Jim Palmer P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 0-1 2 -2- R BAL L. May D. Leonard 20% 55% Double to RF; Harlow Scores
t6 0-0 0 --- R KCR T. Poquette J. Palmer -18% 32% Home Run
b6 1-1 2 --3 R BAL D. DeCinces D. Leonard 16% 72% Wild Pitch; May Scores
b6 0-1 0 --- BAL L. Harlow D. Leonard 11% 49% Double to LF
t9 1-2 2 -2- O KCR D. Porter D. Stanhouse 11% 100% Popfly: P

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' Jim Palmer facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR T. Poquette J. Palmer 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Palmer 1% 54% Foul Flyball: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- KCR G. Brett J. Palmer -1% 52% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens J. Palmer 2% 55% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- BAL A. Bumbry D. Leonard 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- BAL L. Harlow D. Leonard 3% 61% Bumbry Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- O BAL L. Harlow D. Leonard -4% 57% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 -2- BAL K. Singleton D. Leonard 5% 62% Single to CF; Bumbry to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 O BAL E. Murray D. Leonard -7% 55% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 1-3 O BAL L. May D. Leonard -5% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter J. Palmer 2% 52% Groundout: 1B-P
t2 0-0 1 --- KCR C. Hurdle J. Palmer -3% 50% Strikeout, Passed Ball; Hurdle to 1B
t2 0-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis J. Palmer 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O KCR F. Patek J. Palmer 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- O BAL D. DeCinces D. Leonard -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O BAL B. Smith D. Leonard -2% 51% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- O BAL R. Dempsey D. Leonard -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. White J. Palmer 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 1 --- KCR T. Poquette J. Palmer -5% 48% Double to CF
t3 0-0 1 -2- O KCR H. McRae J. Palmer 4% 52% Flyball: LF
t3 0-0 2 -2- O KCR G. Brett J. Palmer 4% 55% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O BAL M. Belanger D. Leonard -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- BAL A. Bumbry D. Leonard 3% 56% Single to CF
b3 0-0 1 1-- O BAL L. Harlow D. Leonard -4% 51% Bumbry Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b3 0-0 2 --- O BAL L. Harlow D. Leonard -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens J. Palmer 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t4 0-0 1 --- KCR D. Porter J. Palmer -3% 50% Single
t4 0-0 1 1-- OO KCR C. Hurdle J. Palmer 6% 56% Double Play: Strikeout, Porter Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- O BAL K. Singleton D. Leonard -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 1 --- O BAL E. Murray D. Leonard -2% 51% Groundout: P-1B
b4 0-0 2 --- O BAL L. May D. Leonard -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 7-8-9
t5 0-0 0 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Palmer 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t5 0-0 1 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Palmer 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-0 2 --- O KCR F. White J. Palmer 1% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 6-7-8
b5 0-0 0 --- O BAL D. DeCinces D. Leonard -3% 53% Groundout: P-1B
b5 0-0 1 --- O BAL B. Smith D. Leonard -2% 51% Flyball: LF
b5 0-0 2 --- BAL R. Dempsey D. Leonard 2% 53% Walk
b5 0-0 2 1-- BAL M. Belanger D. Leonard 5% 58% Double to LF; Dempsey to 3B
b5 0-0 2 -23 O BAL A. Bumbry D. Leonard -8% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 1-2-3
t6 0-0 0 --- R KCR T. Poquette J. Palmer -18% 32% Home Run
t6 1-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Palmer 2% 35% Flyball: LF
t6 1-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Palmer 2% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-0 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens J. Palmer 1% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
b6 0-1 0 --- BAL L. Harlow D. Leonard 11% 49% Double to LF
b6 0-1 0 -2- O BAL K. Singleton D. Leonard -8% 41% Flyball: LF
b6 0-1 1 -2- O BAL E. Murray D. Leonard -6% 35% Flyball: CF
b6 0-1 2 -2- R BAL L. May D. Leonard 20% 55% Double to RF; Harlow Scores
b6 1-1 2 -2- BAL D. DeCinces D. Leonard 1% 56% Wild Pitch; May to 3B
b6 1-1 2 --3 R BAL D. DeCinces D. Leonard 16% 72% Wild Pitch; May Scores
b6 2-1 2 --- O BAL D. DeCinces D. Leonard -1% 71% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 5-6-7
t7 1-2 0 --- KCR D. Porter J. Palmer -7% 64% Single to RF
t7 1-2 0 1-- O KCR C. Hurdle J. Palmer 7% 70% Flyball: RF
t7 1-2 1 1-- OO KCR A. Otis J. Palmer 10% 80% Double Play: Strikeout, Porter Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
b7 2-1 0 --- O BAL B. Smith D. Leonard -2% 78% Flyball: RF
b7 2-1 1 --- O BAL R. Dempsey D. Leonard -1% 77% Strikeout Looking
b7 2-1 2 --- O BAL M. Belanger D. Leonard -1% 76% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 8-9-1
Pete LaCock pinch hits for Freddie Patek (SS) batting 8th
t8 1-2 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock J. Palmer 5% 82% Lineout: CF
Joe Lahoud pinch hits for Frank White (2B) batting 9th
t8 1-2 1 --- O KCR J. Lahoud J. Palmer 4% 85% Foul Flyball: 1B
t8 1-2 2 --- O KCR T. Poquette J. Palmer 2% 88% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
Jerry Terrell replaces Pete LaCock (PH) playing 2B batting 8th
U.L. Washington replaces Joe Lahoud (PH) playing SS batting 9th
b8 2-1 0 --- O BAL A. Bumbry D. Leonard -1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 2-1 1 --- O BAL L. Harlow D. Leonard -1% 86% Lineout: LF
b8 2-1 2 --- BAL K. Singleton D. Leonard 1% 86% Single to RF
Carlos Lopez pinch runs for Ken Singleton (RF) batting 3rd
b8 2-1 2 1-- O BAL E. Murray D. Leonard -1% 85% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Orioles' Don Stanhouse facing 2-3-4
Don Stanhouse replaces Jim Palmer pitching
Carlos Lopez moves from PR to RF
t9 1-2 0 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Stanhouse 7% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 1-2 1 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Stanhouse 5% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 1-2 2 --- KCR A. Cowens D. Stanhouse -4% 93% Single to RF
Willie Wilson pinch runs for Al Cowens (RF) batting 4th
t9 1-2 2 1-- KCR D. Porter D. Stanhouse -3% 89% Wilson Steals 2B
t9 1-2 2 -2- O KCR D. Porter D. Stanhouse 11% 100% Popfly: P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Orioles 2.

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