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7
Tuesday, July 12, 1977,
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 32,514, Time of Game: 2:21
Royals
8
46-38
 Won 1 
2nd, 4 GB
at White Sox
3
50-34
 Lost 1 
1st
L: Steve Stone (9-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  2  0   2  0  4   0  0  0    8  9  2
White Sox       0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  2    3  8  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
George Brett 3B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .280 .345 .412 .757 -0.045 0.35 0.000 -0.045 -0.9 1 2
   Bob Heise 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .190 .238 .429 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Hal McRae LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .293 .363 .490 .853 -0.029 0.30 0.002 -0.031 0.0 0 0 2B
   Joe Zdeb PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .338 .381 .459 .840 0.001 0.07 0.001 0.000 0.3 0 0
Pete LaCock 1B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .381 .402 .575 .977 -0.015 0.42 0.016 -0.031 -0.7 11 1
Al Cowens RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .297 .336 .511 .847 0.071 0.54 0.085 -0.014 1.1 0 0
John Mayberry DH 3 3 1 1 1 0 4 .230 .351 .418 .769 0.064 0.61 0.100 -0.036 0.8 HR,IW
Amos Otis CF 3 3 2 5 1 1 4 .259 .341 .458 .800 0.243 0.54 0.243 0.000 3.9 2 0 HR,3B,SB
Darrell Porter C 3 0 1 2 0 0 4 .280 .364 .486 .850 0.048 0.30 0.061 -0.013 0.5 9 0 SF
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .262 .307 .355 .662 -0.019 0.17 0.000 -0.019 -0.7 2 6
Frank White 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .241 .287 .336 .623 -0.031 0.30 0.000 -0.031 -0.7 2 4
Dennis Leonard P 0 0
Team Totals 34 8 9 8 2 6 37 .265 .297 .529 .827 0.288 0.39 0.508 -0.220 3.4 27 13
2B: H McRae (27, off D Kirkwood).
3B: A Otis (5, off D Kirkwood).
HR: A Otis (9, off S Stone, 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF); J Mayberry (14, off S Stone, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: D Porter (5, off D Kirkwood).
IBB: J Mayberry (5, by S Stone).
TB: A Otis 7; J Mayberry 4; H McRae 3; A Cowens 2; D Porter; P LaCock.
RBI: A Otis 5 (43); D Porter 2 (36); J Mayberry (46).
2-out RBI: D Porter; J Mayberry.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 2 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 2. F Patek-F White-P LaCock; F White-F Patek-P LaCock.
E: B Heise 2 (2).
Baserunning
SB: A Otis (12, 2nd base off S Stone/J Essian).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ralph Garr LF 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .302 .332 .425 .758 0.000 0.71 0.057 -0.057 0.6 1 0
Alan Bannister SS 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .317 .377 .392 .769 -0.057 0.86 0.035 -0.092 -1.4 4 3 GDP
Oscar Gamble RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .251 .343 .526 .869 -0.008 0.86 0.031 -0.039 -0.4 3 0
Lamar Johnson DH 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .289 .315 .524 .839 -0.108 1.19 0.009 -0.116 -1.2 GDP
Jim Spencer 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .266 .312 .459 .771 0.015 0.46 0.043 -0.029 -0.4 4 1 2B
Chet Lemon CF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .283 .355 .481 .836 -0.055 0.53 0.001 -0.056 -0.6 5 0
Eric Soderholm 3B 4 2 1 1 0 1 4 .288 .359 .448 .807 0.027 0.41 0.064 -0.037 1.1 2 0 HR
Jack Brohamer 2B 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .271 .370 .365 .735 0.033 0.41 0.047 -0.014 0.8 1 3
Jim Essian C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .297 .390 .467 .857 -0.059 0.77 0.010 -0.068 -0.1 6 1
Steve Stone P 0 0
   Don Kirkwood P 1 0
Team Totals 35 3 8 3 3 9 38 .229 .289 .343 .632 -0.212 0.69 0.297 -0.508 -1.6 27 8
2B: J Spencer (9, off D Leonard).
HR: E Soderholm (9, off D Leonard, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: E Soderholm 4; J Brohamer 2; J Spencer 2; A Bannister 2; R Garr; L Johnson.
GIDP: A Bannister (7); L Johnson (6).
RBI: E Soderholm (30); R Garr (31); J Brohamer (12).
2-out RBI: E Soderholm.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 7.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, W (8-9) 9 8 3 1 3 9 1 3.60 38 69 0.212 0.69 1.6
Team Totals 9 8 3 1 3 9 1 1.00 38 69 0.212 0.69 1.6

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Stone, L (9-7) 5 7 7 7 2 3 2 4.05 23 26 -0.244 0.58 -3.3
Don Kirkwood 4 2 1 1 0 3 0 4.38 14 3 3 -0.045 0.07 -0.1
Team Totals 9 9 8 8 2 6 2 8.00 37 26 3 3 -0.289 0.39 -3.4
S Stone faced 3 batters in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: D Kirkwood (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: S Stone (3; J Mayberry).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Nick Bremigan, 1B - Durwood Merrill, 2B - Dave Phillips, 3B - Larry McCoy.
Time of Game: 2:21.
Attendance: 32,514.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 88° F.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Chicago White Sox
1 George Brett 3B 1 Ralph Garr LF
2 Hal McRae LF 2 Alan Bannister SS
3 Pete LaCock 1B 3 Oscar Gamble RF
4 Al Cowens RF 4 Lamar Johnson DH
5 John Mayberry DH 5 Jim Spencer 1B
6 Amos Otis CF 6 Chet Lemon CF
7 Darrell Porter C 7 Eric Soderholm 3B
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Jack Brohamer 2B
9 Frank White 2B 9 Jim Essian C
Dennis Leonard P Steve Stone P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 1 1-- RR KCR A. Otis S. Stone 18% 68% Home Run; Mayberry Scores
t4 2-0 2 --- R KCR J. Mayberry S. Stone 9% 79% Home Run
b3 0-2 2 123 O CHW L. Johnson D. Leonard 9% 73% Strikeout
b4 0-4 2 --- R CHW E. Soderholm D. Leonard -6% 83% Home Run
t4 3-0 2 -2- R KCR D. Porter S. Stone 6% 87% Single to RF; Otis 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' Steve Stone facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett S. Stone -2% 48% Lineout: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae S. Stone -2% 46% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR P. LaCock S. Stone -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
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% 47% Foul Popfly: 3B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHW A. Bannister D. Leonard 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 --- O CHW O. Gamble D. Leonard 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- KCR A. Cowens S. Stone 4% 54% Single to LF
t2 0-0 0 1-- O KCR J. Mayberry S. Stone -4% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t2 0-0 1 1-- RR KCR A. Otis S. Stone 18% 68% Home Run; Mayberry Scores
t2 2-0 1 --- O KCR D. Porter S. Stone -1% 67% Flyball: LF
t2 2-0 2 --- O KCR F. Patek S. Stone -1% 66% Popfly: 1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O CHW L. Johnson D. Leonard 2% 69% Strikeout
b2 0-2 1 --- CHW J. Spencer D. Leonard -4% 64% Double to RF
b2 0-2 1 -2- O CHW C. Lemon D. Leonard 4% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-2 2 -2- O CHW E. Soderholm D. Leonard 3% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 9-1-2
t3 2-0 0 --- O KCR F. White S. Stone -2% 70% Strikeout
t3 2-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett S. Stone -1% 68% Flyball: CF
t3 2-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae S. Stone -1% 67% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- CHW J. Brohamer D. Leonard -4% 63% Single to RF
b3 0-2 0 1-- O CHW J. Essian D. Leonard 4% 67% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-2 1 1-- O CHW R. Garr D. Leonard 3% 71% Strikeout
b3 0-2 2 1-- CHW A. Bannister D. Leonard -3% 67% Single to CF; Essian to 3B
b3 0-2 2 1-3 CHW O. Gamble D. Leonard -3% 64% Walk; Bannister to 2B
b3 0-2 2 123 O CHW L. Johnson D. Leonard 9% 73% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 2, White Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 3-4-5
t4 2-0 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock S. Stone -2% 71% Strikeout
t4 2-0 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens S. Stone -1% 70% Lineout: 3B
t4 2-0 2 --- R KCR J. Mayberry S. Stone 9% 79% Home Run
t4 3-0 2 --- KCR A. Otis S. Stone 1% 80% Walk
t4 3-0 2 1-- KCR D. Porter S. Stone 1% 81% Otis Steals 2B
t4 3-0 2 -2- R KCR D. Porter S. Stone 6% 87% Single to RF; Otis Scores
t4 4-0 2 1-- O KCR F. Patek S. Stone -1% 86% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
b4 0-4 0 --- O CHW J. Spencer D. Leonard 2% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-4 1 --- O CHW C. Lemon D. Leonard 1% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-4 2 --- R CHW E. Soderholm D. Leonard -6% 83% Home Run
b4 1-4 2 --- O CHW J. Brohamer D. Leonard 1% 84% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, White Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 9-1-2
t5 4-1 0 --- O KCR F. White S. Stone -1% 83% Flyball: RF
t5 4-1 1 --- O KCR G. Brett S. Stone -1% 82% Lineout: SS
t5 4-1 2 --- O KCR H. McRae S. Stone -1% 81% Single; McRae out at 2B/2B-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
b5 1-4 0 --- O CHW J. Essian D. Leonard 3% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-4 1 --- CHW R. Garr D. Leonard -3% 81% Walk
b5 1-4 1 1-- O CHW A. Bannister D. Leonard 3% 84% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 1-4 2 1-- O CHW O. Gamble D. Leonard 2% 86% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, White Sox 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 3-4-5
t6 4-1 0 --- KCR P. LaCock S. Stone 2% 88% Single to RF
t6 4-1 0 1-- KCR A. Cowens S. Stone 5% 93% Single; LaCock to 3B; Cowens to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
t6 4-1 0 -23 KCR J. Mayberry S. Stone 1% 94% Intentional Walk
Don Kirkwood replaces Steve Stone pitching
t6 4-1 0 123 RRR KCR A. Otis D. Kirkwood 5% 98% Triple to CF; LaCock Scores; Cowens Scores; Mayberry Scores
t6 7-1 0 --3 RO KCR D. Porter D. Kirkwood 0% 98% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Otis Scores
t6 8-1 1 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Kirkwood -0% 98% Strikeout
t6 8-1 2 --- O KCR F. White D. Kirkwood -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-8, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
b6 1-8 0 --- CHW L. Johnson D. Leonard -1% 97% Single to LF
b6 1-8 0 1-- O CHW J. Spencer D. Leonard 1% 98% Strikeout
b6 1-8 1 1-- O CHW C. Lemon D. Leonard 1% 99% Strikeout
b6 1-8 2 1-- O CHW E. Soderholm D. Leonard 0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, White Sox 1.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-1, White Sox' Don Kirkwood facing 1-2-3
t7 8-1 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Kirkwood -0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 8-1 1 --- KCR H. McRae D. Kirkwood 0% 99% Double to LF
Joe Zdeb pinch runs for Hal McRae (LF) batting 2nd
t7 8-1 1 -2- KCR P. LaCock D. Kirkwood 0% 99% Wild Pitch; Zdeb to 3B
t7 8-1 1 --3 O KCR P. LaCock D. Kirkwood -0% 99% Fielder's Choice 2B; Zdeb out at Hm/2B-C-3B
t7 8-1 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens D. Kirkwood -0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-8, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
Joe Zdeb moves from PR to LF
b7 1-8 0 --- O CHW J. Brohamer D. Leonard 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 1-8 1 --- O CHW J. Essian D. Leonard 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 1-8 2 --- O CHW R. Garr D. Leonard 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, White Sox 1.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-1, White Sox' Don Kirkwood facing 5-6-7
t8 8-1 0 --- O KCR J. Mayberry D. Kirkwood -0% 100% Flyball: CF
t8 8-1 1 --- O KCR A. Otis D. Kirkwood -0% 100% Strikeout
t8 8-1 2 --- O KCR D. Porter D. Kirkwood -0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-8, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
b8 1-8 0 --- CHW A. Bannister D. Leonard -0% 99% Single to RF
b8 1-8 0 1-- O CHW O. Gamble D. Leonard 0% 100% Strikeout
b8 1-8 1 1-- OO CHW L. Johnson D. Leonard 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, White Sox 1.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-1, White Sox' Don Kirkwood facing 8-9-1
t9 8-1 0 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Kirkwood -0% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 8-1 1 --- O KCR F. White D. Kirkwood -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 8-1 2 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Kirkwood -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-8, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
Bob Heise replaces George Brett playing 3B batting 1st
b9 1-8 0 --- O CHW J. Spencer D. Leonard 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 1-8 1 --- CHW C. Lemon D. Leonard -0% 100% Walk
b9 1-8 1 1-- CHW E. Soderholm D. Leonard -0% 100% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Lemon to 3B
b9 1-8 1 1-3 R CHW J. Brohamer D. Leonard -0% 99% Single to RF; Lemon Scores/unER; Soderholm to 2B
b9 2-8 1 12- CHW J. Essian D. Leonard -1% 98% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Soderholm to 3B; Brohamer to 2B
b9 2-8 1 123 R CHW R. Garr D. Leonard -3% 96% Single to RF; Soderholm Scores/unER; Brohamer to 3B; Essian to 2B
b9 3-8 1 123 OO CHW A. Bannister D. Leonard 4% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 8, White Sox 3.

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