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Sunday, July 30, 1978, 2:05PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 34,626, Time of Game: 2:31
Royals
2
58-43
 Won 1 
1st
at Red Sox
1
64-38
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Paul Splittorff (12-9)
L: Bill Lee (10-6)
S: Al Hrabosky (14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  9  0
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  6  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 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .279 .343 .354 .697 -0.018 0.74 0.058 -0.076 -0.3 3 2 2B
   Steve Braun 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .340 .384 .724 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Joe Zdeb RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .247 .265 .290 .556 0.047 0.81 0.087 -0.039 0.5 1 0
Al Cowens DH 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .260 .319 .382 .700 0.048 0.89 0.081 -0.033 0.6
   Willie Wilson PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .306 .304 .610 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Amos Otis CF 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .274 .363 .495 .858 0.105 1.07 0.123 -0.018 1.5 3 0
Darrell Porter C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .271 .369 .425 .794 -0.109 1.16 0.000 -0.109 -1.7 4 0
John Wathan 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .283 .298 .374 .672 -0.089 1.07 0.010 -0.099 -1.3 5 1
Clint Hurdle LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .259 .344 .389 .733 -0.089 0.81 0.000 -0.089 -1.3 1 0
Frank White 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .276 .324 .388 .712 -0.029 0.56 0.000 -0.029 -0.3 4 2
   U.L. Washington 2B-SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .263 .333 .316 .649 -0.034 0.67 0.000 -0.034 -0.5 2 0
Jerry Terrell 3B-2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .188 .232 .203 .435 -0.003 0.52 0.030 -0.033 0.0 2 3 SB
Paul Splittorff P 1 0
   Al Hrabosky P 0 0
Team Totals 36 2 9 2 1 3 37 .250 .270 .278 .548 -0.171 0.84 0.389 -0.559 -2.7 27 8
2B: F Patek (17, off B Lee).
TB: J Zdeb 2; A Otis 2; A Cowens 2; F Patek 2; J Wathan; J Terrell.
RBI: A Otis (56); A Cowens (33).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Patek-F White-J Wathan.
Baserunning
SB: J Terrell (3, 2nd base off B Lee/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 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .248 .297 .354 .650 -0.096 1.53 0.015 -0.111 -0.6 1 3
Jerry Remy 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .261 .296 .324 .620 -0.025 0.85 0.026 -0.052 -0.1 2 2
   Fred Kendall PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .219 .229 .250 .479 0.023 3.48 0.023 0.000 0.1
   Frank Duffy PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .276 .283 .558 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Jim Rice LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .308 .364 .578 .942 -0.198 1.92 0.000 -0.198 -1.1 1 0
Carlton Fisk C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .304 .381 .533 .914 -0.176 1.68 0.000 -0.176 -0.9 4 0
Bob Bailey DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .222 .311 .413 .724 -0.135 1.32 0.000 -0.135 -0.7
Fred Lynn CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .319 .399 .540 .939 0.031 1.12 0.098 -0.067 -0.3 3 0 2B
Dwight Evans RF 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .273 .363 .499 .861 0.161 2.05 0.173 -0.012 0.9 5 0 2B
George Scott 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .241 .320 .408 .728 -0.253 3.04 0.043 -0.296 -0.8 10 0
Butch Hobson 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .246 .313 .435 .748 -0.001 1.75 0.120 -0.121 -0.2 1 4 GDP
Bill Lee P 0 2
Team Totals 32 1 6 1 3 4 35 .188 .257 .250 .507 -0.669 1.77 0.498 -1.168 -3.8 27 12
2B: D Evans (17, off P Splittorff); F Lynn (21, off A Hrabosky).
TB: D Evans 3; F Lynn 2; J Remy; B Hobson; R Burleson.
GIDP: B Hobson (8).
RBI: B Hobson (50).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 4.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, W (12-9) 7.2 5 1 1 1 2 0 3.14 28 66 0.360 1.21 2.9
Al Hrabosky, S (14) 1.1 1 0 0 2 2 0 2.54 7 1 0 0.310 4.02 0.9
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 3 4 0 1.00 35 66 1 0 0.670 1.77 3.8

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Lee, L (10-6) 9 9 2 2 1 3 0 3.21 37 63 0.170 0.84 2.8
Team Totals 9 9 2 2 1 3 0 2.00 37 63 0.170 0.84 2.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim McKean, 1B - Greg Kosc, 2B - Jerry Neudecker, 3B - George Maloney.
Time of Game: 2:31.
Attendance: 34,626.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 78° F.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Boston Red Sox
1 Freddie Patek SS 1 Rick Burleson SS
2 Joe Zdeb RF 2 Jerry Remy 2B
3 Al Cowens DH 3 Jim Rice LF
4 Amos Otis CF 4 Carlton Fisk C
5 Darrell Porter C 5 Bob Bailey DH
6 John Wathan 1B 6 Fred Lynn CF
7 Clint Hurdle LF 7 Dwight Evans RF
8 Frank White 2B 8 George Scott 1B
9 Jerry Terrell 3B 9 Butch Hobson 3B
Paul Splittorff P Bill Lee P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 1-2 2 12- O BOS G. Scott A. Hrabosky 18% 100% Strikeout
b8 1-2 2 12- O BOS J. Rice A. Hrabosky 12% 83% Strikeout
b8 0-2 1 -2- R BOS B. Hobson P. Splittorff -12% 68% Single to CF; Evans Scores
b8 0-2 0 --- BOS D. Evans P. Splittorff -11% 72% Double to LF
b9 1-2 2 --- BOS F. Lynn A. Hrabosky -10% 85% Double to RF

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' Bill Lee facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR F. Patek B. Lee 6% 56% Double to LF
t1 0-0 0 -2- KCR J. Zdeb B. Lee 6% 62% Single to RF; Patek to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 RO KCR A. Cowens B. Lee -2% 60% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Patek Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- KCR A. Otis B. Lee 3% 63% Single to LF; Cowens to 2B
t1 1-0 1 12- O KCR D. Porter B. Lee -3% 59% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Cowens to 3B
t1 1-0 2 1-3 O KCR J. Wathan B. Lee -4% 55% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson P. Splittorff 2% 57% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-1 1 --- BOS J. Remy P. Splittorff -3% 55% Single to 1B/Bunt
b1 0-1 1 1-- O BOS J. Rice P. Splittorff 3% 58% Flyball: RF
b1 0-1 2 1-- O BOS C. Fisk P. Splittorff 2% 60% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle B. Lee -2% 58% Flyball: RF
t2 1-0 1 --- O KCR F. White B. Lee -2% 56% Groundout: P-1B
t2 1-0 2 --- O KCR J. Terrell B. Lee -1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- O BOS B. Bailey P. Splittorff 3% 58% Popfly: 3B
b2 0-1 1 --- O BOS F. Lynn P. Splittorff 2% 60% Flyball: LF
b2 0-1 2 --- O BOS D. Evans P. Splittorff 1% 61% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek B. Lee -2% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- KCR J. Zdeb B. Lee 2% 61% Single to LF
t3 1-0 1 1-- KCR A. Cowens B. Lee 6% 67% Single to LF; Zdeb to 3B
t3 1-0 1 1-3 R KCR A. Otis B. Lee 6% 74% Single to CF; Zdeb Scores; Cowens to 2B
t3 2-0 1 12- O KCR D. Porter B. Lee -3% 70% Lineout: CF
t3 2-0 2 12- O KCR J. Wathan B. Lee -3% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- BOS G. Scott P. Splittorff -4% 63% Walk
b3 0-2 0 1-- OO BOS B. Hobson P. Splittorff 9% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- BOS R. Burleson P. Splittorff -1% 70% Single to RF
b3 0-2 2 1-- O BOS J. Remy P. Splittorff 3% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 7-8-9
t4 2-0 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle B. Lee -2% 71% Strikeout Looking
t4 2-0 1 --- O KCR F. White B. Lee -1% 69% Strikeout
t4 2-0 2 --- O KCR J. Terrell B. Lee -1% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- O BOS J. Rice P. Splittorff 3% 71% Flyball: CF
b4 0-2 1 --- O BOS C. Fisk P. Splittorff 2% 73% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 0-2 2 --- O BOS B. Bailey P. Splittorff 1% 75% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 1-2-3
t5 2-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek B. Lee -2% 73% Foul Popfly: C
t5 2-0 1 --- O KCR J. Zdeb B. Lee -1% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-0 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens B. Lee -1% 71% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 6-7-8
b5 0-2 0 --- O BOS F. Lynn P. Splittorff 3% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-2 1 --- BOS D. Evans P. Splittorff -4% 70% Single to LF
b5 0-2 1 1-- O BOS G. Scott P. Splittorff 4% 74% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
U.L. Washington replaces Frank White playing 2B batting 8th
b5 0-2 2 1-- O BOS B. Hobson P. Splittorff 3% 78% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 4-5-6
t6 2-0 0 --- O KCR A. Otis B. Lee -2% 76% Flyball: RF
t6 2-0 1 --- O KCR D. Porter B. Lee -1% 74% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 2-0 2 --- KCR J. Wathan B. Lee 1% 75% Single to LF
t6 2-0 2 1-- O KCR C. Hurdle B. Lee -2% 74% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
b6 0-2 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson P. Splittorff 4% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-2 1 --- O BOS J. Remy P. Splittorff 2% 80% Lineout: SS
b6 0-2 2 --- O BOS J. Rice P. Splittorff 2% 81% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 8-9-1
t7 2-0 0 --- O KCR U. Washington B. Lee -2% 80% Flyball: LF
t7 2-0 1 --- KCR J. Terrell B. Lee 2% 81% Single to CF
t7 2-0 1 1-- KCR F. Patek B. Lee 1% 83% Terrell Steals 2B
t7 2-0 1 -2- O KCR F. Patek B. Lee -3% 80% Lineout: RF
t7 2-0 2 -2- O KCR J. Zdeb B. Lee -3% 77% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
b7 0-2 0 --- O BOS C. Fisk P. Splittorff 4% 82% Popfly: 2B
b7 0-2 1 --- O BOS B. Bailey P. Splittorff 3% 84% Strikeout Looking
b7 0-2 2 --- O BOS F. Lynn P. Splittorff 2% 86% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 3-4-5
t8 2-0 0 --- KCR A. Cowens B. Lee 2% 88% Single to LF
Willie Wilson pinch runs for Al Cowens (DH) batting 3rd
t8 2-0 0 1-- KCR A. Otis B. Lee 3% 91% Walk; Wilson to 2B
t8 2-0 0 12- O KCR D. Porter B. Lee -3% 88% Strikeout
t8 2-0 1 12- O KCR J. Wathan B. Lee -2% 86% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Wilson to 3B
t8 2-0 2 1-3 O KCR C. Hurdle B. Lee -3% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
b8 0-2 0 --- BOS D. Evans P. Splittorff -11% 72% Double to LF
b8 0-2 0 -2- O BOS G. Scott P. Splittorff 8% 80% Popfly: 3B
b8 0-2 1 -2- R BOS B. Hobson P. Splittorff -12% 68% Single to CF; Evans Scores
b8 1-2 1 1-- O BOS R. Burleson P. Splittorff 5% 73% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Hobson to 2B
Al Hrabosky replaces Paul Splittorff pitching
Fred Kendall pinch hits for Jerry Remy (2B) batting 2nd
b8 1-2 2 -2- BOS F. Kendall A. Hrabosky -2% 71% Walk
Frank Duffy pinch runs for Fred Kendall (PH) batting 2nd
b8 1-2 2 12- O BOS J. Rice A. Hrabosky 12% 83% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 8-9-1
Frank Duffy moves from PR to 2B
t9 2-1 0 --- O KCR U. Washington B. Lee -2% 81% Groundout: P-1B
t9 2-1 1 --- O KCR J. Terrell B. Lee -1% 80% Flyball: CF
t9 2-1 2 --- O KCR F. Patek B. Lee -1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Al Hrabosky facing 4-5-6
Jerry Terrell moves from 3B to 2B
Steve Braun replaces Freddie Patek (SS) playing 3B batting 1st
U.L. Washington moves from 2B to SS
b9 1-2 0 --- O BOS C. Fisk A. Hrabosky 9% 88% Foul Popfly: 3B
b9 1-2 1 --- O BOS B. Bailey A. Hrabosky 7% 95% Lineout: CF
b9 1-2 2 --- BOS F. Lynn A. Hrabosky -10% 85% Double to RF
b9 1-2 2 -2- BOS D. Evans A. Hrabosky -3% 82% Walk
b9 1-2 2 12- O BOS G. Scott A. Hrabosky 18% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Red Sox 1.

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