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KCR
@BOS
3
4
SEA
@CLE
4
5
CAL
@DET
7
5
TEX
@MIL
7
1
MIN
@NYY
1
3
OAK
@TOR
0
4
MON
@ATL
2
3
MON
@ATL
7
6
NYM
@CIN
6
7
 
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STL
@LAD
1
3
HOU
@PHI
5
1
CHC
@SDP
8
5
PIT
@SFG
2
3
Tuesday, May 9, 1978, 7:35PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 22,369, Time of Game: 2:09
Royals
3
15-12
 Lost 2 
3rd, 4 GB
at Red Sox
4
19-10
 Won 7 
2nd, ½ GB
L: Jim Colborn (1-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  1    3  7  0
Red Sox         0  2  0   0  0  0   2  0  X    4 11  1

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 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .261 .293 .352 .646 -0.066 0.84 0.000 -0.066 -0.6 4 3
   Joe Lahoud PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.025 1.00 0.000 -0.025 -0.2
   U.L. Washington SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Tom Poquette LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .313 .314 .521 .835 0.019 0.77 0.060 -0.042 0.2 1 0
Hal McRae DH 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .284 .339 .578 .917 0.018 1.79 0.117 -0.100 0.6 GDP
Al Cowens RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .275 .340 .429 .768 -0.025 1.60 0.098 -0.124 0.0 2 0
Darrell Porter C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .333 .385 .479 .864 -0.058 1.48 0.078 -0.136 -0.8 4 1
   Willie Wilson PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .319 .364 .683 0.037 2.87 0.037 0.000 0.1 SB
Clint Hurdle 1B-3B 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 .225 .329 .366 .695 -0.153 1.86 0.020 -0.173 -1.1 8 0 HBP
Amos Otis CF 4 1 1 2 0 2 4 .273 .318 .519 .837 0.113 1.82 0.282 -0.169 1.1 2 0 HR
Jerry Terrell 3B-2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .194 .256 .194 .451 -0.066 0.86 0.000 -0.066 -0.5 0 2
Frank White 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .237 .275 .329 .604 -0.030 0.58 0.000 -0.030 -0.3 2 3
   Pete LaCock PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .188 .143 .330 -0.038 1.48 0.000 -0.038 -0.2 0 0
Jim Colborn P 1 1
   Doug Bird P 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 7 2 0 8 34 .212 .235 .303 .538 -0.274 1.41 0.692 -0.969 -1.8 24 10
HR: A Otis (4, off D Eckersley, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
HBP: C Hurdle (1, by D Eckersley).
TB: A Otis 4; H McRae 2; T Poquette 2; A Cowens; D Porter.
GIDP: H McRae (2).
RBI: A Otis 2 (14).
2-out RBI: A Otis 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. F White-F Patek-C Hurdle 2.
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (9, 2nd base off D Eckersley/C Fisk).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Burleson SS 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .211 .295 .307 .602 0.016 0.88 0.110 -0.094 -0.5 2 2 GDP
Jerry Remy 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .319 .358 .389 .747 0.230 1.07 0.261 -0.031 1.5 1 1 3B
Jim Rice LF 3 1 2 2 0 0 4 .379 .415 .734 1.149 0.117 0.91 0.153 -0.036 1.0 3 0 HR,HBP
Carl Yastrzemski 1B 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .316 .430 .418 .848 0.061 0.65 0.072 -0.011 0.8 7 0
Carlton Fisk C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .245 .350 .373 .723 -0.108 1.06 0.000 -0.108 -1.5 9 0
Fred Lynn CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .310 .367 .490 .857 -0.024 0.78 0.043 -0.066 -0.5 3 0 GDP
Butch Hobson DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .288 .353 .558 .911 -0.043 0.76 0.020 -0.063 -0.5
Dwight Evans RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .265 .358 .386 .743 -0.067 0.69 0.000 -0.067 -1.1 2 0
Jack Brohamer 3B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .344 .400 .406 .806 0.044 0.52 0.049 -0.005 0.6 0 2
Dennis Eckersley P 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 11 4 3 3 37 .333 .405 .485 .890 0.226 0.81 0.708 -0.481 -0.2 27 5
3B: J Remy (2, off J Colborn).
HR: J Rice (10, off J Colborn, 7th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
HBP: J Rice (1, by J Colborn).
TB: J Rice 5; J Remy 4; J Brohamer 2; F Lynn 2; C Yastrzemski 2; R Burleson.
GIDP: R Burleson (5); F Lynn (1).
RBI: J Rice 2 (34); J Remy (12); R Burleson (11).
2-out RBI: J Remy; R Burleson.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Remy-R Burleson-C Yastrzemski.
PB: C Fisk (1).
E: F Lynn (1).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Colborn, L (1-2) 6.2 11 4 4 3 1 1 5.73 33 34 -0.252 0.88 -0.5
Doug Bird 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 6.28 4 1 0 0.027 0.25 0.8
Team Totals 8 11 4 4 3 3 1 4.50 37 34 1 0 -0.225 0.81 0.2

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Eckersley, W (2-1) 9 7 3 2 0 8 1 3.71 34 71 0.276 1.41 1.8
Team Totals 9 7 3 2 0 8 1 2.00 34 71 0.276 1.41 1.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Eckersley (2; C Hurdle); J Colborn (2; J Rice).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Haller, 1B - Lou DiMuro, 2B - Ken Kaiser, 3B - Mike Reilly.
Time of Game: 2:09.
Attendance: 22,369.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 62° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Boston Red Sox
1 Freddie Patek SS 1 Rick Burleson SS
2 Tom Poquette LF 2 Jerry Remy 2B
3 Hal McRae DH 3 Jim Rice LF
4 Al Cowens RF 4 Carl Yastrzemski 1B
5 Darrell Porter C 5 Carlton Fisk C
6 Clint Hurdle 1B 6 Fred Lynn CF
7 Amos Otis CF 7 Butch Hobson DH
8 Jerry Terrell 3B 8 Dwight Evans RF
9 Frank White 2B 9 Jack Brohamer 3B
Jim Colborn P Dennis Eckersley P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 0-2 2 1-- RR KCR A. Otis D. Eckersley -28% 57% Home Run; Hurdle Scores
b7 2-2 0 --- BOS J. Remy J. Colborn 17% 76% Triple to RF
t9 3-4 2 --3 O KCR A. Otis D. Eckersley 13% 100% Strikeout
b7 2-2 0 --3 RR BOS J. Rice J. Colborn 12% 89% Home Run; Remy Scores
b2 0-0 2 12- R BOS R. Burleson J. Colborn 11% 65% Single to CF; Lynn Scores; Brohamer to 3B

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, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Eckersley 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- KCR T. Poquette D. Eckersley -2% 50% Single to CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O KCR H. McRae D. Eckersley 3% 53% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens D. Eckersley 2% 55% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson J. Colborn -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O BOS J. Remy J. Colborn -2% 51% Bunt Groundout: P unassisted
b1 0-0 2 --- BOS J. Rice J. Colborn 1% 52% Single (LF-CF)
b1 0-0 2 1-- BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Colborn 3% 55% Single to RF; Rice to 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 O BOS C. Fisk J. Colborn -5% 50% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter D. Eckersley 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle D. Eckersley 2% 54% Popfly: 2B
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis D. Eckersley 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- BOS F. Lynn J. Colborn 4% 59% Single to CF
b2 0-0 0 1-- O BOS B. Hobson J. Colborn -3% 55% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O BOS D. Evans J. Colborn -3% 52% Foul Popfly: C
b2 0-0 2 1-- BOS J. Brohamer J. Colborn 2% 54% Walk; Lynn to 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- R BOS R. Burleson J. Colborn 11% 65% Single to CF; Lynn Scores; Brohamer to 3B
b2 1-0 2 1-3 R BOS J. Remy J. Colborn 9% 74% Single to RF; Brohamer Scores; Burleson to 3B
b2 2-0 2 1-3 O BOS J. Rice J. Colborn -4% 71% Groundout: C-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- O KCR J. Terrell D. Eckersley 3% 73% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-2 1 --- O KCR F. White D. Eckersley 2% 75% Strikeout
t3 0-2 2 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Eckersley 1% 76% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 4-5-6
b3 2-0 0 --- BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Colborn 2% 79% Single to LF
b3 2-0 0 1-- O BOS C. Fisk J. Colborn -2% 76% Strikeout
b3 2-0 1 1-- OO BOS F. Lynn J. Colborn -4% 73% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 2-3-4
t4 0-2 0 --- O KCR T. Poquette D. Eckersley 3% 75% Flyball: RF
t4 0-2 1 --- KCR H. McRae D. Eckersley -3% 72% Single to CF
t4 0-2 1 1-- KCR A. Cowens D. Eckersley -10% 63% Single to CF; McRae to 3B; Cowens to 2B/Adv on E8 (throw to 3B)
t4 0-2 1 -23 O KCR D. Porter D. Eckersley 9% 71% Flyball: CF
t4 0-2 2 -23 O KCR C. Hurdle D. Eckersley 7% 78% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 7-8-9
b4 2-0 0 --- O BOS B. Hobson J. Colborn -2% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-0 1 --- O BOS D. Evans J. Colborn -1% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-0 2 --- BOS J. Brohamer J. Colborn 1% 76% Single to LF
b4 2-0 2 1-- O BOS R. Burleson J. Colborn -2% 75% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 7-8-9
t5 0-2 0 --- O KCR A. Otis D. Eckersley 3% 78% Flyball: CF
t5 0-2 1 --- O KCR J. Terrell D. Eckersley 2% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-2 2 --- O KCR F. White D. Eckersley 1% 81% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 2-3-4
b5 2-0 0 --- O BOS J. Remy J. Colborn -2% 79% Lineout: 2B
b5 2-0 1 --- BOS J. Rice J. Colborn 2% 81% Hit By Pitch
b5 2-0 1 1-- BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Colborn 2% 83% Walk; Rice to 2B
b5 2-0 1 12- O BOS C. Fisk J. Colborn -3% 80% Popfly: 2B
b5 2-0 2 12- O BOS F. Lynn J. Colborn -3% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 1-2-3
t6 0-2 0 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Eckersley 3% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-2 1 --- KCR T. Poquette D. Eckersley -4% 77% Single to RF
t6 0-2 1 1-- OO KCR H. McRae D. Eckersley 7% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 7-8-9
b6 2-0 0 --- BOS B. Hobson J. Colborn 2% 86% Walk
b6 2-0 0 1-- O BOS D. Evans J. Colborn -2% 84% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b6 2-0 1 1-- BOS J. Brohamer J. Colborn 2% 86% Single to LF; Evans to 2B
b6 2-0 1 12- OO BOS R. Burleson J. Colborn -5% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 4-5-6
t7 0-2 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens D. Eckersley 4% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 0-2 1 --- O KCR D. Porter D. Eckersley 2% 87% Lineout: SS
t7 0-2 2 --- KCR C. Hurdle D. Eckersley -2% 85% Hit By Pitch
t7 0-2 2 1-- RR KCR A. Otis D. Eckersley -28% 57% Home Run; Hurdle Scores
t7 2-2 2 --- O KCR J. Terrell D. Eckersley 2% 59% Strikeout
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 2-3-4
b7 2-2 0 --- BOS J. Remy J. Colborn 17% 76% Triple to RF
b7 2-2 0 --3 RR BOS J. Rice J. Colborn 12% 89% Home Run; Remy Scores
b7 4-2 0 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Colborn -1% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 4-2 1 --- O BOS C. Fisk J. Colborn -1% 87% Flyball: LF
b7 4-2 2 --- BOS F. Lynn J. Colborn 1% 87% Single to LF
Doug Bird replaces Jim Colborn pitching
b7 4-2 2 1-- O BOS B. Hobson D. Bird -1% 86% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 9-1-2
Pete LaCock pinch hits for Frank White (2B) batting 9th
t8 2-4 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock D. Eckersley 4% 90% Flyball: LF
Joe Lahoud pinch hits for Freddie Patek (SS) batting 1st
t8 2-4 1 --- O KCR J. Lahoud D. Eckersley 3% 92% Flyball: LF
t8 2-4 2 --- O KCR T. Poquette D. Eckersley 1% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Doug Bird facing 8-9-1
Pete LaCock moves from PH to 1B
Jerry Terrell moves from 3B to 2B
Clint Hurdle moves from 1B to 3B
U.L. Washington replaces Joe Lahoud (PH) playing SS batting 1st
b8 4-2 0 --- O BOS D. Evans D. Bird -1% 93% Strikeout
b8 4-2 1 --- O BOS J. Brohamer D. Bird -0% 93% Flyball: RF
b8 4-2 2 --- O BOS R. Burleson D. Bird -0% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 3-4-5
t9 2-4 0 --- KCR H. McRae D. Eckersley -8% 85% Single to CF
t9 2-4 0 1-- O KCR A. Cowens D. Eckersley 7% 91% Flyball: LF
t9 2-4 1 1-- KCR D. Porter D. Eckersley -8% 83% Single to RF; McRae to 2B
Willie Wilson pinch runs for Darrell Porter (C) batting 5th
t9 2-4 1 12- O KCR C. Hurdle D. Eckersley 9% 92% Lineout: RF; McRae to 3B
t9 2-4 2 1-3 KCR A. Otis D. Eckersley -4% 88% Wilson Steals 2B
t9 2-4 2 -23 R KCR A. Otis D. Eckersley -1% 87% Passed Ball; McRae Scores/unER; Wilson to 3B
t9 3-4 2 --3 O KCR A. Otis D. Eckersley 13% 100% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Red Sox 4.

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