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Standings
MIL
@BOS
1
2
KCR
@CHW
9
2
KCR
@CHW
8
3
CLE
@DET
1
3
CAL
@OAK
2
1
MIN
@TEX
0
6
SFG
@ATL
0
7
CIN
@LAD
7
4
CHC
@MON
6
5
 
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CHC
@MON
1
0
HOU
@SDP
3
9
PHI
@STL
2
6
Friday, August 6, 1976,
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 13,284, Time of Game: 2:00
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Royals
8
66-40
 Won 5 
1st
at White Sox
3
46-60
 Lost 4 
6th, 20 GB
W: Doug Bird (10-4)
L: Rich Gossage (6-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  3   1  2  2   0  0  0    8  7  1
White Sox       0  0  3   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  5  1

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 0 0 1 0 5 .336 .381 .479 .861 0.012 0.77 0.053 -0.041 -0.2 1 0
Ruppert Jones CF 5 1 2 3 0 0 5 .333 .400 .444 .844 0.143 0.96 0.218 -0.075 0.8 5 0 2B
George Brett 3B 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .353 .399 .498 .897 0.080 0.26 0.097 -0.017 0.7 1 1 2B
John Mayberry 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .245 .338 .388 .725 0.095 0.67 0.135 -0.041 0.4 9 0 HR
Hal McRae DH 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .354 .424 .497 .921 -0.022 0.63 0.015 -0.037 0.0
   Dave Nelson PR 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .236 .290 .315 .605 0.004 0.09 0.004 0.000 0.6 SB
Al Cowens RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .261 .302 .337 .639 0.007 0.45 0.035 -0.028 0.3 6 0
Buck Martinez C 2 1 0 0 1 0 4 .254 .271 .392 .664 0.030 0.55 0.043 -0.012 -0.1 3 0 SH
Freddie Patek SS 2 1 1 1 2 1 4 .253 .333 .317 .650 0.033 0.69 0.071 -0.038 1.1 1 1 SB
Frank White 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .204 .241 .274 .514 0.148 0.78 0.170 -0.022 0.5 1 3 3B
Doug Bird P 0 1
   Tom Hall P 0 0
Team Totals 32 8 7 7 6 2 39 .219 .342 .438 .780 0.530 0.61 0.841 -0.311 4.0 27 6
2B: R Jones (1, off R Gossage); G Brett (24, off R Gossage).
3B: F White (4, off R Gossage).
HR: J Mayberry (12, off R Gossage, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SH: B Martinez (5, off C Carroll).
TB: J Mayberry 4; R Jones 3; F White 3; G Brett 2; F Patek; A Cowens.
RBI: R Jones 3 (4); G Brett (46); J Mayberry (71); F White (25); F Patek (33).
2-out RBI: R Jones; G Brett.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. F White-F Patek-J Mayberry.
E: G Brett (17).
Baserunning
SB: F Patek (40, 2nd base off C Carroll/J Essian); D Nelson (11, 2nd base off C Carroll/J Essian).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Hairston RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .250 .385 .375 .760 0.109 0.64 0.143 -0.034 1.0 3 1 3B
Ralph Garr LF 3 0 2 1 0 0 4 .315 .332 .423 .755 0.036 0.68 0.046 -0.010 0.3 2 0 SF
Jorge Orta DH 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .276 .315 .431 .746 0.115 0.51 0.146 -0.031 0.8 HR
Jim Spencer 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .265 .332 .364 .697 -0.050 0.49 0.000 -0.050 -0.8 11 0
Chet Lemon CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .231 .286 .294 .579 0.000 0.80 0.038 -0.038 -0.1 4 0 HBP
   Alan Bannister PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .286 .303 .589 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.1
Jack Brohamer 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .233 .292 .367 .660 -0.105 0.92 0.000 -0.105 -1.1 3 4 GDP
   Wayne Nordhagen PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .209 .245 .256 .501 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.1
Kevin Bell 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .243 .301 .390 .690 -0.029 0.38 0.000 -0.029 -0.3 1 3
Bucky Dent SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .244 .295 .302 .596 -0.048 0.65 0.000 -0.048 -0.5 1 0
Jim Essian C 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 .211 .297 .234 .531 0.004 0.50 0.025 -0.022 -0.1 2 1
Rich Gossage P 0 0
   Clay Carroll P 0 0
Team Totals 31 3 5 3 0 2 33 .161 .182 .323 .504 0.030 0.58 0.398 -0.369 -1.0 27 9
3B: J Hairston (2, off D Bird).
HR: J Orta (12, off D Bird, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF-RF).
SF: R Garr (3, off D Bird).
HBP: C Lemon (5, by D Bird).
TB: J Orta 5; J Hairston 3; R Garr 2.
GIDP: J Brohamer (7).
RBI: J Hairston (2); J Orta (51); R Garr (26).
2-out RBI: J Orta.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 0.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Spencer.
E: R Garr (3).
Outfield Assists: J Hairston (R Jones at 3rd base).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Doug Bird, W (10-4) 8 5 3 0 0 2 1 3.23 30 68 -0.035 0.63 0.6
Tom Hall 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.05 3 0 0 0.006 0.08 0.4
Team Totals 9 5 3 0 0 2 1 0.00 33 68 0 0 -0.029 0.58 1.0

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rich Gossage, L (6-11) 5 6 8 8 4 2 1 3.38 24 21 -0.499 0.94 -4.7
Clay Carroll 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 2.27 15 2 2 -0.030 0.17 0.8
Team Totals 9 7 8 8 6 2 1 8.00 39 21 2 2 -0.529 0.61 -4.0
R Gossage faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: C Carroll (2).
HBP: D Bird (2; C Lemon).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Don Denkinger, 2B - Dale Ford, 3B - Marty Springstead.
Time of Game: 2:00.
Attendance: 13,284.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Chicago White Sox
1 Tom Poquette LF 1 Jerry Hairston RF
2 Ruppert Jones CF 2 Ralph Garr LF
3 George Brett 3B 3 Jorge Orta DH
4 John Mayberry 1B 4 Jim Spencer 1B
5 Hal McRae DH 5 Chet Lemon CF
6 Al Cowens RF 6 Jack Brohamer 2B
7 Buck Martinez C 7 Kevin Bell 3B
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Bucky Dent SS
9 Frank White 2B 9 Jim Essian C
Doug Bird P Rich Gossage P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-0 1 1-- R KCR F. White R. Gossage 17% 67% Triple to RF; Martinez Scores
b3 0-3 1 1-- R CHW J. Hairston D. Bird -14% 64% Triple (CF-RF); Essian Scores/unER
t4 3-3 0 --- R KCR J. Mayberry R. Gossage 14% 64% Home Run
b3 2-3 2 --- R CHW J. Orta D. Bird -13% 49% Home Run (CF-RF); Orta Scores/unER
t5 4-3 2 -2- R KCR R. Jones R. Gossage 11% 75% Single to RF; Patek Scores

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, White Sox' Rich Gossage facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR T. Poquette R. Gossage 4% 54% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO KCR R. Jones R. Gossage -7% 46% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Gossage -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Doug Bird facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHW J. Hairston D. Bird 2% 48% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- CHW R. Garr D. Bird -2% 45% Single to RF
b1 0-0 1 1-- O CHW J. Orta D. Bird 3% 48% Foul Popfly: 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CHW J. Spencer D. Bird 2% 50% Foul Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Rich Gossage facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Mayberry R. Gossage -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Gossage -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens R. Gossage -1% 45% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Doug Bird facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- CHW C. Lemon D. Bird -4% 41% Hit By Pitch
b2 0-0 0 1-- OO CHW J. Brohamer D. Bird 8% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O CHW K. Bell D. Bird 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Rich Gossage facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- KCR B. Martinez R. Gossage 4% 54% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- O KCR F. Patek R. Gossage -4% 50% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 1-- R KCR F. White R. Gossage 17% 67% Triple to RF; Martinez Scores
t3 1-0 1 --3 KCR T. Poquette R. Gossage 2% 69% Walk
t3 1-0 1 1-3 RRO KCR R. Jones R. Gossage 10% 79% Double to RF; White Scores; Poquette Scores; Jones out at 3B/RF-2B-3B
t3 3-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Gossage -1% 79% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Doug Bird facing 8-9-1
b3 0-3 0 --- O CHW B. Dent D. Bird 2% 81% Flyball: RF
b3 0-3 1 --- CHW J. Essian D. Bird -3% 78% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b3 0-3 1 1-- R CHW J. Hairston D. Bird -14% 64% Triple (CF-RF); Essian Scores/unER
b3 1-3 1 --3 RO CHW R. Garr D. Bird -2% 62% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Hairston Scores/unER
b3 2-3 2 --- R CHW J. Orta D. Bird -13% 49% Home Run (CF-RF); Orta Scores/unER
b3 3-3 2 --- O CHW J. Spencer D. Bird 1% 50% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 3.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, White Sox' Rich Gossage facing 4-5-6
t4 3-3 0 --- R KCR J. Mayberry R. Gossage 14% 64% Home Run
t4 4-3 0 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Gossage -2% 61% Flyball: LF
t4 4-3 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens R. Gossage -2% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 4-3 2 --- O KCR B. Martinez R. Gossage -1% 59% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Doug Bird facing 5-6-7
b4 3-4 0 --- O CHW C. Lemon D. Bird 3% 62% Flyball: CF
b4 3-4 1 --- O CHW J. Brohamer D. Bird 2% 64% Popfly: 1B
b4 3-4 2 --- O CHW K. Bell D. Bird 1% 65% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, White Sox 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, White Sox' Rich Gossage facing 8-9-1
t5 4-3 0 --- KCR F. Patek R. Gossage 4% 69% Walk
t5 4-3 0 1-- O KCR F. White R. Gossage -1% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B; Patek to 2B
t5 4-3 1 -2- O KCR T. Poquette R. Gossage -4% 64% Popfly: 1B
t5 4-3 2 -2- R KCR R. Jones R. Gossage 11% 75% Single to RF; Patek Scores
t5 5-3 2 1-- R KCR G. Brett R. Gossage 10% 85% Double to LF; Jones Scores
t5 6-3 2 -2- O KCR J. Mayberry R. Gossage -2% 83% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Doug Bird facing 8-9-1
b5 3-6 0 --- O CHW B. Dent D. Bird 2% 86% Flyball: CF
b5 3-6 1 --- O CHW J. Essian D. Bird 2% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 3-6 2 --- O CHW J. Hairston D. Bird 1% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, White Sox 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, White Sox' Rich Gossage facing 5-6-7
t6 6-3 0 --- KCR H. McRae R. Gossage 1% 90% Walk
Dave Nelson pinch runs for Hal McRae (DH) batting 5th
t6 6-3 0 1-- KCR A. Cowens R. Gossage 2% 92% Single to RF; Nelson to 2B
Clay Carroll replaces Rich Gossage pitching
t6 6-3 0 12- O KCR B. Martinez C. Carroll 0% 92% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice; Nelson to 3B; Cowens to 2B
t6 6-3 1 -23 R KCR F. Patek C. Carroll 3% 95% Single to RF; Nelson Scores; Cowens to 3B
t6 7-3 1 1-3 R KCR F. White C. Carroll 1% 96% Wild Pitch; Cowens Scores
t6 8-3 1 1-- KCR F. White C. Carroll 0% 97% Patek Steals 2B
t6 8-3 1 -2- O KCR F. White C. Carroll -0% 96% Flyball: CF
t6 8-3 2 -2- O KCR T. Poquette C. Carroll -1% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-8, Royals' Doug Bird facing 2-3-4
b6 3-8 0 --- O CHW R. Garr D. Bird 1% 97% Foul Popfly: C
b6 3-8 1 --- CHW J. Orta D. Bird -1% 95% Single to LF
b6 3-8 1 1-- O CHW J. Spencer D. Bird 1% 97% Flyball: RF
b6 3-8 2 1-- O CHW C. Lemon D. Bird 1% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, White Sox 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-3, White Sox' Clay Carroll facing 2-3-4
t7 8-3 0 --- O KCR R. Jones C. Carroll -0% 97% Flyball: LF
t7 8-3 1 --- O KCR G. Brett C. Carroll -0% 97% Popfly: 2B
t7 8-3 2 --- O KCR J. Mayberry C. Carroll -0% 97% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-8, Royals' Doug Bird facing 6-7-8
b7 3-8 0 --- O CHW J. Brohamer D. Bird 1% 98% Lineout: RF
b7 3-8 1 --- O CHW K. Bell D. Bird 0% 98% Groundout: P-1B
b7 3-8 2 --- O CHW B. Dent D. Bird 0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, White Sox 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-3, White Sox' Clay Carroll facing 5-6-7
t8 8-3 0 --- KCR D. Nelson C. Carroll 0% 99% Walk
t8 8-3 0 1-- KCR A. Cowens C. Carroll 0% 99% Nelson Steals 2B
t8 8-3 0 -2- O KCR A. Cowens C. Carroll -0% 99% Popfly: 2B
t8 8-3 1 -2- O KCR B. Martinez C. Carroll -0% 99% Popfly: SS
t8 8-3 2 -2- KCR F. Patek C. Carroll 0% 99% Walk
t8 8-3 2 12- O KCR F. White C. Carroll -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 8, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-8, Royals' Doug Bird facing 9-1-2
b8 3-8 0 --- O CHW J. Essian D. Bird 1% 99% Flyball: LF
b8 3-8 1 --- O CHW J. Hairston D. Bird 0% 99% Flyball: RF
b8 3-8 2 --- CHW R. Garr D. Bird -0% 99% Single to RF
b8 3-8 2 1-- O CHW J. Orta D. Bird 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, White Sox 3.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-3, White Sox' Clay Carroll facing 1-2-3
t9 8-3 0 --- O KCR T. Poquette C. Carroll -0% 99% Flyball: CF
t9 8-3 1 --- O KCR R. Jones C. Carroll -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 8-3 2 --- O KCR G. Brett C. Carroll -0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-8, Royals' Tom Hall facing 4-5-6
Tom Hall replaces Doug Bird pitching
b9 3-8 0 --- O CHW J. Spencer T. Hall 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
Alan Bannister pinch hits for Chet Lemon (CF) batting 5th
b9 3-8 1 --- O CHW A. Bannister T. Hall 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
Wayne Nordhagen pinch hits for Jack Brohamer (2B) batting 6th
b9 3-8 2 --- O CHW W. Nordhagen T. Hall 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, White Sox 3.

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