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Friday, July 28, 1978, 7:38PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 35,348, Time of Game: 2:29
Royals
4
57-42
 Won 3 
1st
at Red Sox
0
63-37
 Lost 4 
1st
W: Rich Gale (12-3)
L: Mike Torrez (12-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  1   0  0  3   0  0  0    4  8  0
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  8  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Steve Braun 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .240 .343 .388 .731 -0.012 0.94 0.041 -0.053 -0.2 0 0
   Jerry Terrell 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .183 .231 .200 .431 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 0 1
Hal McRae DH 4 0 1 0 1 2 5 .270 .325 .431 .756 -0.025 0.75 0.051 -0.076 -0.5
Pete LaCock 1B 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .305 .318 .477 .795 0.129 1.08 0.136 -0.007 0.9 11 0
Amos Otis CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .269 .358 .495 .853 -0.239 1.39 0.000 -0.239 -2.7 1 0 GDP
Darrell Porter C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .277 .376 .434 .810 -0.105 0.97 0.000 -0.105 -1.1 8 2
Clint Hurdle LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .266 .352 .399 .750 0.000 0.62 0.038 -0.038 -0.2 1 0
   Willie Wilson LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .306 .304 .610 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Al Cowens RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .255 .316 .380 .696 -0.038 0.63 0.013 -0.051 -0.5 3 0
Freddie Patek SS 2 2 2 0 2 0 4 .283 .348 .355 .703 0.129 0.82 0.129 0.000 1.5 3 5 2·SB
Frank White 2B 4 1 2 3 0 1 4 .280 .327 .393 .721 0.232 1.33 0.282 -0.051 2.3 0 3 HR
Rich Gale P 0 1
Team Totals 35 4 8 4 4 7 39 .229 .308 .314 .622 0.069 0.92 0.690 -0.622 -0.8 27 12
HR: F White (4, off M Torrez, 6th inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: F White 5; F Patek 2; A Cowens; C Hurdle; H McRae; P LaCock.
GIDP: A Otis (6).
RBI: F White 3 (34); P LaCock (28).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. F White-F Patek-P LaCock.
Baserunning
SB: F Patek 2 (31, 2nd base off M Torrez/C Fisk 2).

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 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .248 .298 .356 .654 -0.081 1.17 0.030 -0.111 -0.5 2 4
Jerry Remy 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .261 .296 .325 .620 -0.016 0.95 0.048 -0.064 -0.4 2 3
Jim Rice LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .313 .368 .588 .956 -0.089 0.91 0.000 -0.089 -1.0 2 0
Carlton Fisk C 4 0 3 0 0 1 4 .309 .385 .542 .927 0.145 0.79 0.145 0.000 1.4 7 1
Fred Lynn CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .320 .401 .543 .944 -0.136 1.36 0.053 -0.188 -1.0 6 0 GDP
Butch Hobson 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .247 .315 .441 .756 -0.072 1.54 0.054 -0.126 -1.2 2 1
Dwight Evans RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .269 .359 .492 .851 -0.106 1.05 0.000 -0.106 -1.1 0 0
George Scott 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .248 .325 .419 .744 -0.074 0.89 0.000 -0.074 -0.8 6 0
Garry Hancock DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .182 .182 .182 .364 -0.002 0.70 0.025 -0.027 -0.2
Mike Torrez P 0 1
Team Totals 35 0 8 0 1 9 36 .229 .250 .229 .479 -0.431 1.04 0.355 -0.785 -4.8 27 10
TB: C Fisk 3; J Remy; F Lynn; B Hobson; G Hancock; R Burleson.
GIDP: F Lynn (8).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Burleson-J Remy-G Scott.
E: G Scott (5).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rich Gale, W (12-3) 9 8 0 0 1 9 0 2.62 36 79 0.432 1.04 4.8
Team Totals 9 8 0 0 1 9 0 0.00 36 79 0.432 1.04 4.8

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Torrez, L (12-6) 9 8 4 4 4 7 1 3.85 39 58 -0.068 0.92 0.8
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 4 7 1 4.00 39 58 -0.068 0.92 0.8
Balks: None.
WP: R Gale (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Neudecker, 1B - George Maloney, 2B - Jim McKean, 3B - Greg Kosc.
Time of Game: 2:29.
Attendance: 35,348.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 79° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Boston Red Sox
1 Steve Braun 3B 1 Rick Burleson SS
2 Hal McRae DH 2 Jerry Remy 2B
3 Pete LaCock 1B 3 Jim Rice LF
4 Amos Otis CF 4 Carlton Fisk C
5 Darrell Porter C 5 Fred Lynn CF
6 Clint Hurdle LF 6 Butch Hobson 3B
7 Al Cowens RF 7 Dwight Evans RF
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 George Scott 1B
9 Frank White 2B 9 Garry Hancock DH
Rich Gale P Mike Torrez P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-0 1 12- RRR KCR F. White M. Torrez 21% 91% Home Run; Hurdle Scores; Patek Scores
b4 0-1 1 1-3 OO BOS F. Lynn R. Gale 15% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t5 1-0 1 -23 O KCR A. Otis M. Torrez -9% 64% Fielder's Choice 2B; McRae out at Hm/2B-C-3B; LaCock to 3B
t5 1-0 1 1-- KCR P. LaCock M. Torrez 9% 73% Reached on E3 (catch) (Ground Ball to SS); McRae to 3B; LaCock to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- OO KCR A. Otis M. Torrez -9% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B

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' Mike Torrez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR S. Braun M. Torrez -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- KCR H. McRae M. Torrez 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- KCR P. LaCock M. Torrez 4% 54% Single to LF; McRae to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- OO KCR A. Otis M. Torrez -9% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson R. Gale 2% 47% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O BOS J. Remy R. Gale 2% 49% Bunt Groundout: C-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O BOS J. Rice R. Gale 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Torrez -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Torrez -2% 46% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Torrez -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- BOS C. Fisk R. Gale -4% 41% Strikeout, Wild Pitch; Fisk to 1B
b2 0-0 0 1-- O BOS F. Lynn R. Gale 3% 45% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O BOS B. Hobson R. Gale 3% 48% Foul Popfly: 1B
b2 0-0 2 1-- O BOS D. Evans R. Gale 2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- KCR F. Patek M. Torrez 4% 54% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- KCR F. White M. Torrez 3% 57% Patek Steals 2B
t3 0-0 0 -2- KCR F. White M. Torrez 7% 64% Single to RF; Patek to 3B
t3 0-0 0 1-3 KCR S. Braun M. Torrez 4% 68% Walk; White to 2B
t3 0-0 0 123 O KCR H. McRae M. Torrez -7% 61% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 1 123 RO KCR P. LaCock M. Torrez 1% 62% Groundout: P-1B; Patek Scores; White to 3B; Braun to 2B
t3 1-0 2 -23 O KCR A. Otis M. Torrez -6% 56% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Rich Gale facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- O BOS G. Scott R. Gale 3% 59% Strikeout
b3 0-1 1 --- O BOS G. Hancock R. Gale 2% 61% Strikeout
b3 0-1 2 --- O BOS R. Burleson R. Gale 1% 62% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Torrez -2% 60% Flyball: CF
t4 1-0 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Torrez -2% 58% Strikeout
t4 1-0 2 --- KCR A. Cowens M. Torrez 1% 59% Single to CF
t4 1-0 2 1-- KCR F. Patek M. Torrez 2% 61% Single to 3B/Bunt; Cowens to 2B
t4 1-0 2 12- O KCR F. White M. Torrez -4% 57% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Rich Gale facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- BOS J. Remy R. Gale -5% 52% Single to CF
b4 0-1 0 1-- O BOS J. Rice R. Gale 5% 57% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-1 1 1-- BOS C. Fisk R. Gale -8% 48% Single to CF; Remy to 3B
b4 0-1 1 1-3 OO BOS F. Lynn R. Gale 15% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 1-2-3
t5 1-0 0 --- O KCR S. Braun M. Torrez -2% 61% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-0 1 --- KCR H. McRae M. Torrez 3% 64% Single to RF
t5 1-0 1 1-- KCR P. LaCock M. Torrez 9% 73% Reached on E3 (catch) (Ground Ball to SS); McRae to 3B; LaCock to 2B
t5 1-0 1 -23 O KCR A. Otis M. Torrez -9% 64% Fielder's Choice 2B; McRae out at Hm/2B-C-3B; LaCock to 3B
t5 1-0 2 1-3 O KCR D. Porter M. Torrez -5% 58% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Rich Gale facing 6-7-8
b5 0-1 0 --- BOS B. Hobson R. Gale -5% 53% Single to CF
b5 0-1 0 1-- O BOS D. Evans R. Gale 5% 58% Bunt Groundout: C-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 0-1 1 1-- O BOS G. Scott R. Gale 3% 61% Groundout: SS-1B; Evans to 2B
b5 0-1 2 -2- BOS G. Hancock R. Gale -3% 58% Single to LF; Evans to 3B
b5 0-1 2 1-3 O BOS R. Burleson R. Gale 8% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 6-7-8
t6 1-0 0 --- KCR C. Hurdle M. Torrez 4% 69% Single to LF
t6 1-0 0 1-- O KCR A. Cowens M. Torrez -4% 66% Popfly: SS
t6 1-0 1 1-- KCR F. Patek M. Torrez 4% 70% Single to CF; Hurdle to 2B
t6 1-0 1 12- RRR KCR F. White M. Torrez 21% 91% Home Run; Hurdle Scores; Patek Scores
t6 4-0 1 --- O KCR S. Braun M. Torrez -1% 90% Lineout: LF
t6 4-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae M. Torrez -0% 90% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Rich Gale facing 2-3-4
Jerry Terrell replaces Steve Braun playing 3B batting 1st
b6 0-4 0 --- O BOS J. Remy R. Gale 2% 92% Flyball: CF
b6 0-4 1 --- O BOS J. Rice R. Gale 1% 93% Strikeout
b6 0-4 2 --- BOS C. Fisk R. Gale -1% 92% Single to LF
b6 0-4 2 1-- BOS F. Lynn R. Gale -2% 90% Single to LF; Fisk to 2B
b6 0-4 2 12- O BOS B. Hobson R. Gale 4% 94% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 3-4-5
t7 4-0 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock M. Torrez -1% 93% Flyball: CF
t7 4-0 1 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Torrez -0% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 4-0 2 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Torrez -0% 93% Foul Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Rich Gale facing 7-8-9
b7 0-4 0 --- O BOS D. Evans R. Gale 2% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 0-4 1 --- O BOS G. Scott R. Gale 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 0-4 2 --- O BOS G. Hancock R. Gale 1% 96% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 6-7-8
t8 4-0 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Torrez -0% 96% Flyball: CF
t8 4-0 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Torrez -0% 96% Strikeout
t8 4-0 2 --- KCR F. Patek M. Torrez 0% 96% Walk
t8 4-0 2 1-- KCR F. White M. Torrez 0% 96% Patek Steals 2B
t8 4-0 2 -2- O KCR F. White M. Torrez -1% 95% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
Willie Wilson replaces Clint Hurdle playing LF batting 6th
b8 0-4 0 --- BOS R. Burleson R. Gale -3% 92% Single to CF
b8 0-4 0 1-- O BOS J. Remy R. Gale 3% 95% Flyball: RF
b8 0-4 1 1-- O BOS J. Rice R. Gale 2% 97% Strikeout
b8 0-4 2 1-- BOS C. Fisk R. Gale -1% 96% Single to LF; Burleson to 2B
b8 0-4 2 12- BOS F. Lynn R. Gale -3% 92% Walk; Burleson to 3B; Fisk to 2B
b8 0-4 2 123 O BOS B. Hobson R. Gale 6% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 1-2-3
t9 4-0 0 --- O KCR J. Terrell M. Torrez -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 4-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae M. Torrez -0% 98% Flyball: CF
t9 4-0 2 --- O KCR P. LaCock M. Torrez -0% 98% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Rich Gale facing 7-8-9
b9 0-4 0 --- O BOS D. Evans R. Gale 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 0-4 1 --- O BOS G. Scott R. Gale 1% 100% Flyball: RF
b9 0-4 2 --- O BOS G. Hancock R. Gale 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Red Sox 0.

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