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KCR
@BAL
2
0
CLE
@BOS
5
1
TEX
@DET
2
5
SEA
@MIN
4
1
MIL
@NYY
7
8
CHW
@TOR
0
8
PIT
@CHC
4
5
ATL
@CIN
0
10
SDP
@LAD
0
3
NYM
@MON
10
3
HOU
@SFG
6
5
PHI
@STL
6
3
Wednesday, August 9, 1978, 7:39PM
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 12,859, Time of Game: 2:11
Royals
2
62-48
 Won 2 
1st
at Orioles
0
60-52
 Lost 5 
5th, 10½ GB
W: Larry Gura (10-2)
L: Scott McGregor (11-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  0    2  5  0
Orioles         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .274 .338 .345 .683 -0.091 0.93 0.000 -0.091 -0.7 1 3
Joe Zdeb LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .267 .288 .343 .631 -0.066 0.68 0.000 -0.066 -0.6 1 0
Hal McRae DH 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .283 .337 .442 .779 0.027 0.45 0.049 -0.022 0.3 2B
   Willie Wilson PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .301 .299 .599 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Al Cowens RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .272 .325 .403 .728 0.151 1.17 0.207 -0.056 0.3 2 0
Amos Otis CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .271 .364 .483 .848 -0.006 0.69 0.029 -0.036 0.1 4 0 IW
John Wathan C 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .278 .298 .357 .654 0.083 0.84 0.119 -0.036 0.4 8 1
Pete LaCock 1B 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .322 .335 .481 .816 -0.083 1.12 0.000 -0.083 -0.8 6 1
U.L. Washington 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .282 .338 .324 .662 -0.050 0.69 0.000 -0.050 -0.5 3 2
Jerry Terrell 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .183 .214 .194 .408 -0.034 0.47 0.000 -0.034 -0.3 2 0
Larry Gura P 0 3
Team Totals 32 2 5 2 1 4 33 .156 .182 .188 .369 -0.069 0.79 0.404 -0.474 -2.0 27 10
2B: H McRae (26, off S McGregor).
IBB: A Otis (6, by S McGregor).
TB: H McRae 3; J Wathan; A Otis; A Cowens.
RBI: J Wathan (17); A Cowens (43).
2-out RBI: J Wathan; A Cowens.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 4.

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mark Belanger SS 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 .193 .275 .237 .512 0.019 0.89 0.065 -0.046 0.1 0 1 CS
   Kiko Garcia PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .297 .318 .396 .714 -0.051 2.22 0.000 -0.051 -0.3 0 1
Rich Dauer 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .272 .309 .377 .686 -0.098 1.31 0.000 -0.098 -0.7 3 3 SH
Ken Singleton RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .288 .405 .463 .868 -0.121 1.19 0.000 -0.121 -0.8 4 0
Eddie Murray 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .283 .351 .505 .855 -0.147 1.79 0.071 -0.218 -0.8 10 1 CS
Doug DeCinces 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .265 .324 .518 .842 0.070 1.38 0.133 -0.063 0.4 0 2 2B
Lee May DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .241 .280 .409 .689 -0.128 1.23 0.000 -0.128 -0.9
Andres Mora LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .241 .285 .391 .676 -0.016 0.89 0.032 -0.048 -0.1 3 0
Carlos Lopez CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .222 .268 .313 .580 0.015 1.39 0.076 -0.061 -0.1 1 0
Dave Skaggs C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .149 .240 .164 .404 -0.047 0.91 0.000 -0.047 -0.3 4 0
   Rick Dempsey PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .257 .316 .349 .665 -0.065 3.00 0.000 -0.065 -0.3 0 0
Scott McGregor P 2 1
Team Totals 28 0 4 0 4 7 33 .143 .250 .179 .429 -0.569 1.34 0.377 -0.946 -4.0 27 9
2B: D DeCinces (23, off L Gura).
SH: R Dauer (2, off L Gura).
TB: D DeCinces 3; C Lopez; E Murray.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Baserunning
CS: M Belanger (6, 2nd base by L Gura POCS); E Murray (3, 3rd base by L Gura/J Wathan).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura, W (10-2) 9 4 0 0 4 7 0 2.57 33 82 0.569 1.34 4.0
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 4 7 0 0.00 33 82 0.569 1.34 4.0

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Scott McGregor, L (11-10) 9 5 2 2 1 4 0 3.55 33 72 0.069 0.79 2.0
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 1 4 0 2.00 33 72 0.069 0.79 2.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: S McGregor (3; A Otis).
Pickoffs: L Gura (2; M Belanger, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Deegan, 1B - Terry Cooney, 2B - Al Clark, 3B - Bill Kunkel.
Time of Game: 2:11.
Attendance: 12,859.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Baltimore Orioles
1 Freddie Patek SS 1 Mark Belanger SS
2 Joe Zdeb LF 2 Rich Dauer 2B
3 Hal McRae DH 3 Ken Singleton RF
4 Al Cowens RF 4 Eddie Murray 1B
5 Amos Otis CF 5 Doug DeCinces 3B
6 John Wathan C 6 Lee May DH
7 Pete LaCock 1B 7 Andres Mora LF
8 U.L. Washington 2B 8 Carlos Lopez CF
9 Jerry Terrell 3B 9 Dave Skaggs C
Larry Gura P Scott McGregor P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 0-0 2 -2- R KCR A. Cowens S. McGregor 21% 69% Single (CF-RF); McRae Scores
b9 0-2 1 12- O BAL L. May L. Gura 14% 96% Murray Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
t7 1-0 2 1-3 R KCR J. Wathan S. McGregor 12% 83% Single to LF; Cowens Scores; Otis to 2B
b9 0-2 1 1-- BAL D. DeCinces L. Gura -9% 82% Single; Murray to 2B
b8 0-2 0 --- BAL C. Lopez L. Gura -8% 78% Single

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' Scott McGregor facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek S. McGregor -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Zdeb S. McGregor -1% 46% Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae S. McGregor -1% 45% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BAL M. Belanger L. Gura 2% 48% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- O BAL R. Dauer L. Gura 1% 49% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- O BAL K. Singleton L. Gura 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens S. McGregor -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR A. Otis S. McGregor -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan S. McGregor -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O BAL E. Murray L. Gura 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- BAL D. DeCinces L. Gura -4% 43% Double
b2 0-0 1 -2- O BAL L. May L. Gura 4% 47% Foul Flyball: C
b2 0-0 2 -2- O BAL A. Mora L. Gura 3% 50% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock S. McGregor -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 1 --- O KCR U. Washington S. McGregor -2% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O KCR J. Terrell S. McGregor -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O BAL C. Lopez L. Gura 2% 47% Flyball: 1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O BAL D. Skaggs L. Gura 2% 49% Flyball: 2B
b3 0-0 2 --- BAL M. Belanger L. Gura -1% 48% Walk
b3 0-0 2 1-- O BAL R. Dauer L. Gura 2% 50% Belanger Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-2B-P-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek S. McGregor -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t4 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Zdeb S. McGregor -2% 46% Flyball: 1B
t4 0-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae S. McGregor -1% 44% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- O BAL R. Dauer L. Gura 3% 47% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 1 --- O BAL K. Singleton L. Gura 2% 49% Lineout: 3B
b4 0-0 2 --- BAL E. Murray L. Gura -1% 47% Single to CF
b4 0-0 2 1-- O BAL D. DeCinces L. Gura 3% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 4-5-6
t5 0-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens S. McGregor -3% 47% Flyball: 2B
t5 0-0 1 --- O KCR A. Otis S. McGregor -2% 45% Flyball: RF
t5 0-0 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan S. McGregor -1% 44% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 6-7-8
b5 0-0 0 --- O BAL L. May L. Gura 3% 47% Strikeout
b5 0-0 1 --- BAL A. Mora L. Gura -3% 43% Walk
b5 0-0 1 1-- O BAL C. Lopez L. Gura 4% 47% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-0 2 1-- O BAL D. Skaggs L. Gura 3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 7-8-9
t6 0-0 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock S. McGregor -3% 47% Strikeout
t6 0-0 1 --- O KCR U. Washington S. McGregor -2% 44% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 0-0 2 --- O KCR J. Terrell S. McGregor -2% 43% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
b6 0-0 0 --- BAL M. Belanger L. Gura -5% 38% Walk
b6 0-0 0 1-- O BAL R. Dauer L. Gura 2% 40% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Belanger to 2B
b6 0-0 1 -2- O BAL K. Singleton L. Gura 5% 45% Flyball: RF
b6 0-0 2 -2- O BAL E. Murray L. Gura 5% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 1-2-3
t7 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek S. McGregor -4% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Zdeb S. McGregor -3% 44% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 0-0 2 --- KCR H. McRae S. McGregor 4% 48% Double to RF
t7 0-0 2 -2- R KCR A. Cowens S. McGregor 21% 69% Single (CF-RF); McRae Scores
t7 1-0 2 1-- KCR A. Otis S. McGregor 3% 71% Single to CF; Cowens to 3B
t7 1-0 2 1-3 R KCR J. Wathan S. McGregor 12% 83% Single to LF; Cowens Scores; Otis to 2B
t7 2-0 2 12- O KCR P. LaCock S. McGregor -3% 81% Strikeout
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 5-6-7
b7 0-2 0 --- O BAL D. DeCinces L. Gura 4% 84% Flyball: LF
b7 0-2 1 --- O BAL L. May L. Gura 2% 87% Strikeout
b7 0-2 2 --- O BAL A. Mora L. Gura 1% 88% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 8-9-1
t8 2-0 0 --- O KCR U. Washington S. McGregor -1% 87% Lineout: P
t8 2-0 1 --- O KCR J. Terrell S. McGregor -1% 86% Flyball: CF
t8 2-0 2 --- O KCR F. Patek S. McGregor -1% 86% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 8-9-1
b8 0-2 0 --- BAL C. Lopez L. Gura -8% 78% Single
Rick Dempsey pinch hits for Dave Skaggs (C) batting 9th
b8 0-2 0 1-- O BAL R. Dempsey L. Gura 7% 85% Flyball: CF
Kiko Garcia pinch hits for Mark Belanger (SS) batting 1st
b8 0-2 1 1-- O BAL K. Garcia L. Gura 5% 90% Strikeout
b8 0-2 2 1-- O BAL R. Dauer L. Gura 4% 94% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 2-3-4
Rick Dempsey moves from PH to C
Kiko Garcia moves from PH to SS
t9 2-0 0 --- O KCR J. Zdeb S. McGregor -1% 93% Flyball: LF
t9 2-0 1 --- KCR H. McRae S. McGregor 1% 94% Single to LF
Willie Wilson pinch runs for Hal McRae (DH) batting 3rd
t9 2-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Cowens S. McGregor -0% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wilson to 2B
t9 2-0 2 -2- KCR A. Otis S. McGregor 0% 93% Intentional Walk
t9 2-0 2 12- O KCR J. Wathan S. McGregor -1% 92% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 3-4-5
b9 0-2 0 --- O BAL K. Singleton L. Gura 4% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 0-2 1 --- BAL E. Murray L. Gura -6% 91% Walk
b9 0-2 1 1-- BAL D. DeCinces L. Gura -9% 82% Single; Murray to 2B
b9 0-2 1 12- O BAL L. May L. Gura 14% 96% Murray Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
b9 0-2 2 1-- O BAL L. May L. Gura 4% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Orioles 0.

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