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Standings
CLE
@BOS
8
3
KCR
@CHW
3
4
KCR
@CHW
4
5
BAL
@MIL
5
3
 
(10)
DET
@NYY
3
1
CAL
@TEX
6
2
 
(14)
ATL
@LAD
5
1
ATL
@LAD
3
4
MON
@PHI
2
7
NYM
@PIT
5
0
SFG
@SDP
3
2
 
(10)
CHC
@STL
3
4
Monday, September 13, 1976,
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:33
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Royals
3
82-61
 Lost 1 
1st
at White Sox
4
62-82
 Won 3 
6th, 19½ GB
W: Chris Knapp (3-1)
L: Dennis Leonard (16-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  1   0  0  0   2  0  0    3  7  1
White Sox       0  0  2   0  0  0   1  1  X    4  8  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Wohlford LF 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .238 .305 .302 .607 0.047 1.14 0.126 -0.078 0.5 1 0
Amos Otis CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .287 .348 .462 .810 -0.086 0.84 0.000 -0.086 -0.6 1 0
George Brett 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .337 .380 .463 .843 -0.034 1.52 0.072 -0.106 -0.1 1 1
John Mayberry 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .240 .328 .362 .690 0.220 1.67 0.262 -0.042 0.9 7 0
   Dave Nelson PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .299 .302 .601 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Hal McRae DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .338 .416 .474 .890 -0.225 2.05 0.000 -0.225 -1.2 GDP
Tom Poquette RF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .316 .372 .449 .820 0.010 0.81 0.051 -0.042 -0.1 4 0 3B
   Al Cowens PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .266 .303 .342 .645 -0.074 2.71 0.000 -0.074 -0.2
Cookie Rojas 2B 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .235 .283 .294 .577 0.246 1.51 0.268 -0.021 1.3 2 2 2B
   Freddie Patek PR-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .329 .313 .642 0.013 0.86 0.013 0.000 0.1 1 0 SB
Frank White SS-2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .238 .271 .318 .588 -0.099 1.11 0.000 -0.099 -0.8 1 2
Buck Martinez C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .238 .267 .361 .628 -0.119 1.57 0.000 -0.119 -0.8 5 1
Dennis Leonard P 1 2
Team Totals 33 3 7 2 0 11 33 .212 .212 .303 .515 -0.101 1.40 0.792 -0.892 -1.0 24 8
2B: C Rojas (6, off C Knapp).
3B: T Poquette (8, off C Knapp).
TB: T Poquette 3; C Rojas 3; J Mayberry 2; G Brett; J Wohlford.
GIDP: H McRae (12).
RBI: C Rojas (13); J Wohlford (23).
2-out RBI: C Rojas; J Wohlford.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
PB: B Martinez (5).
E: G Brett (24).
Baserunning
SB: F Patek (47, 2nd base off C Knapp/B Downing).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ralph Garr RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .309 .331 .406 .738 0.093 1.15 0.134 -0.041 0.4 0 0 2B
Alan Bannister CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .230 .295 .310 .605 -0.093 1.17 0.022 -0.115 -0.6 3 0 CS
Jim Spencer 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .257 .322 .372 .694 -0.022 1.26 0.077 -0.098 -0.3 7 0
Jorge Orta LF 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .279 .320 .425 .745 0.287 1.50 0.328 -0.041 1.9 2 0 HR
Lamar Johnson DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .323 .376 .422 .797 -0.028 1.23 0.018 -0.046 -0.5 SH
Bill Stein 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .280 .321 .358 .679 -0.047 1.28 0.000 -0.047 -0.3 2 4 IW
Kevin Bell 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .245 .296 .402 .698 0.051 1.94 0.112 -0.061 -0.3 0 2 SF
Brian Downing C 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .252 .331 .328 .659 0.281 1.51 0.304 -0.023 1.0 12 0
Bucky Dent SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .243 .301 .300 .601 -0.124 1.71 0.000 -0.124 -0.9 1 1
Chris Knapp P 0 0
   Dave Hamilton P 0 0
Team Totals 30 4 8 3 3 3 35 .267 .324 .400 .724 0.398 1.41 0.995 -0.596 0.4 27 7
2B: R Garr (22, off D Leonard).
HR: J Orta (14, off D Leonard, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: K Bell (3, off D Leonard).
SH: L Johnson (1, off D Leonard).
IBB: B Stein (3, by D Leonard).
TB: J Orta 5; R Garr 3; J Spencer 2; K Bell; B Downing.
RBI: J Orta 2 (68); K Bell (20).
2-out RBI: J Orta 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Stein-B Dent-J Spencer.
Baserunning
CS: A Bannister (2, 2nd base by D Leonard/B Martinez).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, L (16-8) 8 8 4 3 3 3 1 3.39 35 52 -0.399 1.41 -0.4
Team Totals 8 8 4 3 3 3 1 3.38 35 52 -0.399 1.41 -0.4

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Chris Knapp, W (3-1) 8 6 3 3 0 11 0 3.94 29 69 -0.049 1.21 0.6
Dave Hamilton, S (10) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.49 4 0 0 0.150 2.82 0.4
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 0 11 0 3.00 33 69 0 0 0.101 1.40 1.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: D Leonard (4; B Stein).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Clark, 1B - Larry McCoy, 2B - Bill Haller, 3B - Ron Luciano.
Time of Game: 2:33.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Chicago White Sox
1 Jim Wohlford LF 1 Ralph Garr RF
2 Amos Otis CF 2 Alan Bannister CF
3 George Brett 3B 3 Jim Spencer 1B
4 John Mayberry 1B 4 Jorge Orta LF
5 Hal McRae DH 5 Lamar Johnson DH
6 Tom Poquette RF 6 Bill Stein 2B
7 Cookie Rojas 2B 7 Kevin Bell 3B
8 Frank White SS 8 Brian Downing C
9 Buck Martinez C 9 Bucky Dent SS
Dennis Leonard P Chris Knapp P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-1 2 --3 RR CHW J. Orta D. Leonard 24% 64% Home Run; Garr Scores
b7 2-3 2 1-3 R CHW A. Bannister D. Leonard 22% 56% Passed Ball; Downing Scores/unER; Garr to 2B
t7 2-2 2 --3 R KCR C. Rojas C. Knapp -20% 32% Single to LF; Poquette Scores
t7 1-2 0 1-- KCR J. Mayberry C. Knapp -18% 46% Single to CF; Brett to 3B
t3 0-0 2 -2- R KCR J. Wohlford C. Knapp -13% 39% Single to CF; Rojas Scores; Wohlford to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm

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' Chris Knapp facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Wohlford C. Knapp 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR A. Otis C. Knapp 1% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett C. Knapp 1% 55% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHW R. Garr D. Leonard -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHW A. Bannister D. Leonard -1% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- CHW J. Spencer D. Leonard 1% 52% Single to LF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CHW J. Orta D. Leonard -2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Chris Knapp facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Mayberry C. Knapp 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae C. Knapp 2% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCR T. Poquette C. Knapp 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHW L. Johnson D. Leonard -2% 53% Lineout: 2B
b2 0-0 1 --- O CHW B. Stein D. Leonard -2% 51% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 0-0 2 --- CHW K. Bell D. Leonard 1% 52% Single to CF
b2 0-0 2 1-- CHW B. Downing D. Leonard 2% 54% Walk; Bell to 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- O CHW B. Dent D. Leonard -4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Chris Knapp facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- KCR C. Rojas C. Knapp -7% 43% Double to LF
t3 0-0 0 -2- O KCR F. White C. Knapp 5% 48% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 -2- O KCR B. Martinez C. Knapp 4% 52% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 -2- R KCR J. Wohlford C. Knapp -13% 39% Single to CF; Rojas Scores; Wohlford to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t3 1-0 2 -2- O KCR A. Otis C. Knapp 3% 42% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- CHW R. Garr D. Leonard 8% 50% Double to LF
b3 0-1 0 -2- O CHW A. Bannister D. Leonard -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-P; Garr to 3B
b3 0-1 1 --3 O CHW J. Spencer D. Leonard -7% 41% Popfly: 2B
b3 0-1 2 --3 RR CHW J. Orta D. Leonard 24% 64% Home Run; Garr Scores
b3 2-1 2 --- O CHW L. Johnson D. Leonard -1% 64% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Chris Knapp facing 3-4-5
t4 1-2 0 --- O KCR G. Brett C. Knapp 3% 66% Flyball: LF
t4 1-2 1 --- O KCR J. Mayberry C. Knapp 2% 68% Popfly: 2B
t4 1-2 2 --- O KCR H. McRae C. Knapp 1% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 6-7-8
b4 2-1 0 --- O CHW B. Stein D. Leonard -2% 68% Flyball: RF
b4 2-1 1 --- O CHW K. Bell D. Leonard -1% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-1 2 --- CHW B. Downing D. Leonard 1% 67% Single to LF
b4 2-1 2 1-- O CHW B. Dent D. Leonard -2% 65% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Chris Knapp facing 6-7-8
t5 1-2 0 --- O KCR T. Poquette C. Knapp 3% 68% Strikeout
t5 1-2 1 --- O KCR C. Rojas C. Knapp 2% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-2 2 --- O KCR F. White C. Knapp 1% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
b5 2-1 0 --- O CHW R. Garr D. Leonard -2% 70% Foul Popfly: C
b5 2-1 1 --- CHW A. Bannister D. Leonard 2% 72% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b5 2-1 1 1-- O CHW J. Spencer D. Leonard -3% 70% Foul Popfly: C
b5 2-1 2 1-- O CHW J. Orta D. Leonard -2% 68% Bannister Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Chris Knapp facing 9-1-2
t6 1-2 0 --- O KCR B. Martinez C. Knapp 4% 71% Strikeout
t6 1-2 1 --- O KCR J. Wohlford C. Knapp 2% 74% Strikeout Looking
t6 1-2 2 --- O KCR A. Otis C. Knapp 2% 75% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
b6 2-1 0 --- O CHW J. Orta D. Leonard -2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 2-1 1 --- O CHW L. Johnson D. Leonard -1% 72% Flyball: RF
b6 2-1 2 --- O CHW B. Stein D. Leonard -1% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Chris Knapp facing 3-4-5
t7 1-2 0 --- KCR G. Brett C. Knapp -7% 64% Single to CF
t7 1-2 0 1-- KCR J. Mayberry C. Knapp -18% 46% Single to CF; Brett to 3B
t7 1-2 0 1-3 ROO KCR H. McRae C. Knapp 11% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Brett Scores/No RBI
t7 2-2 2 --- KCR T. Poquette C. Knapp -5% 51% Triple to RF
t7 2-2 2 --3 R KCR C. Rojas C. Knapp -20% 32% Single to LF; Poquette Scores
Freddie Patek pinch runs for Cookie Rojas (2B) batting 7th
t7 3-2 2 1-- KCR F. White C. Knapp -1% 30% Patek Steals 2B
t7 3-2 2 -2- O KCR F. White C. Knapp 4% 34% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
Frank White moves from SS to 2B
Freddie Patek moves from PR to SS
b7 2-3 0 --- O CHW K. Bell D. Leonard -5% 29% Popfly: 3B
b7 2-3 1 --- CHW B. Downing D. Leonard 5% 35% Walk
b7 2-3 1 1-- O CHW B. Dent D. Leonard -6% 29% Popfly: SS
b7 2-3 2 1-- CHW R. Garr D. Leonard 6% 34% Single to RF; Downing to 3B
b7 2-3 2 1-3 R CHW A. Bannister D. Leonard 22% 56% Passed Ball; Downing Scores/unER; Garr to 2B
b7 3-3 2 -2- O CHW A. Bannister D. Leonard -6% 50% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, White Sox' Chris Knapp facing 9-1-2
t8 3-3 0 --- O KCR B. Martinez C. Knapp 4% 54% Foul Popfly: C
t8 3-3 1 --- O KCR J. Wohlford C. Knapp 3% 58% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 3-3 2 --- O KCR A. Otis C. Knapp 2% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
b8 3-3 0 --- CHW J. Spencer D. Leonard 6% 67% Single to RF
b8 3-3 0 1-- CHW J. Orta D. Leonard 9% 76% Single to CF; Spencer to 2B
b8 3-3 0 12- O CHW L. Johnson D. Leonard 2% 78% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Spencer to 3B; Orta to 2B
b8 3-3 1 -23 CHW B. Stein D. Leonard -0% 77% Intentional Walk
b8 3-3 1 123 RO CHW K. Bell D. Leonard 10% 87% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Spencer Scores
b8 4-3 2 12- O CHW B. Downing D. Leonard -2% 85% Lineout: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, White Sox' Dave Hamilton facing 3-4-5
Dave Hamilton replaces Chris Knapp pitching
t9 3-4 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Hamilton 7% 92% Flyball: LF
t9 3-4 1 --- KCR J. Mayberry D. Hamilton -8% 84% Single to RF
Dave Nelson pinch runs for John Mayberry (1B) batting 4th
t9 3-4 1 1-- O KCR H. McRae D. Hamilton 9% 93% Flyball: CF
Al Cowens pinch hits for Tom Poquette (RF) batting 6th
t9 3-4 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens D. Hamilton 7% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, White Sox 4.

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