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@CHW
1
4
TOR
@DET
2
5
CLE
@MIL
9
8
 
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@MIN
4
1
 
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@ATL
5
1
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@CIN
4
3
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@LAD
4
5
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@SDP
6
3
Thursday, August 24, 1978, 7:35PM
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 14,524, Time of Game: 2:12
Royals
1
68-57
 Lost 2 
2nd, ½ GB
at White Sox
4
53-72
 Won 2 
6th, 15½ GB
W: Mike Proly (4-2)
L: Paul Splittorff (15-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  8  0
White Sox       0  0  0   1  0  2   0  1  X    4 10  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 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .304 .354 .472 .826 -0.119 1.15 0.000 -0.119 -1.0 1 0
Hal McRae DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .276 .330 .435 .766 -0.059 0.90 0.016 -0.075 -0.5
Pete LaCock 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .310 .332 .451 .783 -0.059 0.79 0.012 -0.071 -0.4 11 0
Al Cowens RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .279 .325 .416 .741 -0.038 0.77 0.020 -0.058 -0.2 1 0
Darrell Porter C 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .273 .365 .427 .792 0.107 1.10 0.167 -0.060 0.6 4 1 HR
Clint Hurdle LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .268 .354 .400 .754 -0.102 0.99 0.021 -0.122 -0.7 3 0 GDP
   U.L. Washington PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .322 .295 .617 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Amos Otis CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .269 .358 .479 .837 0.022 0.88 0.071 -0.049 0.3 2 0
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .268 .333 .332 .666 -0.062 0.84 0.000 -0.062 -0.5 1 3
   Steve Braun PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .247 .360 .384 .744 -0.045 2.13 0.000 -0.045 -0.4
Frank White 2B 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .275 .324 .388 .712 0.010 0.85 0.040 -0.030 0.1 0 5
   Tom Poquette PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .204 .249 .317 .566 -0.033 1.21 0.000 -0.033 -0.5
Paul Splittorff P 1 0
   Steve Foucault P 0 0
   Steve Mingori P 0 0
Team Totals 34 1 8 1 2 0 36 .235 .278 .324 .601 -0.378 0.96 0.347 -0.724 -3.3 24 9
HR: D Porter (10, off M Proly, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: D Porter 5; A Otis 2; A Cowens; C Hurdle; F White; P LaCock.
GIDP: C Hurdle (5).
RBI: D Porter (55).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 4.

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 1 1 0 0 0 4 .280 .313 .374 .687 0.056 0.99 0.127 -0.071 0.2 3 0 3B
   Thad Bosley LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .282 .267 .549 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Don Kessinger SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .269 .325 .324 .650 -0.084 0.80 0.041 -0.125 -0.2 2 7 SB,CS
Mike Squires 1B 4 1 1 0 0 3 4 .349 .440 .488 .928 -0.083 0.82 0.018 -0.101 -1.0 16 1
Lamar Johnson DH 3 1 2 1 1 1 4 .274 .336 .392 .728 0.060 1.08 0.083 -0.023 1.0
Eric Soderholm 3B 4 0 2 3 0 0 4 .254 .310 .431 .741 0.402 1.50 0.421 -0.019 2.5 0 2 2·2B
Mike Colbern C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .268 .270 .352 .622 -0.099 0.91 0.002 -0.102 -0.8 0 0
Claudell Washington RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .253 .276 .362 .638 -0.040 0.85 0.015 -0.054 -0.1 0 0
   Bob Molinaro PR-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .269 .319 .387 .706 -0.005 0.19 0.000 -0.005 -0.4 1 0
Tom Spencer CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .207 .233 .224 .457 -0.052 0.72 0.000 -0.052 -0.7 3 0
Greg Pryor 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .234 .273 .270 .543 -0.033 0.52 0.000 -0.033 -0.4 2 6
Mike Proly P 0 2
   Lerrin LaGrow P 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 10 4 1 4 34 .303 .324 .424 .748 0.122 0.90 0.707 -0.585 0.2 27 18
2B: E Soderholm 2 (13, 2 off P Splittorff).
3B: R Garr (6, off P Splittorff).
TB: E Soderholm 4; R Garr 3; D Kessinger 2; L Johnson 2; M Colbern; C Washington; M Squires.
RBI: E Soderholm 3 (49); L Johnson (58).
2-out RBI: E Soderholm 3.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Squires-D Kessinger-M Squires.
Baserunning
SB: D Kessinger (2, 2nd base off P Splittorff/D Porter).
CS: D Kessinger (3, 2nd base by D Porter POCS).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, L (15-11) 7.1 8 4 4 1 4 0 3.38 30 49 -0.102 0.99 0.1
Steve Foucault 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.87 3 1 1 -0.025 0.16 -0.8
Steve Mingori 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.67 1 2 0 0.005 0.19 0.4
Team Totals 8 10 4 4 1 4 0 4.50 34 49 3 1 -0.122 0.90 -0.2

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Proly, W (4-2) 8.2 8 1 1 2 0 1 3.03 35 62 0.344 0.96 2.8
Lerrin LaGrow, S (13) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.48 1 2 0 0.033 1.21 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 2 0 1 1.00 36 62 2 0 0.377 0.96 3.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ted Hendry, 1B - Greg Kosc, 2B - Jerry Neudecker, 3B - George Maloney.
Time of Game: 2:12.
Attendance: 14,524.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Chicago White Sox
1 George Brett 3B 1 Ralph Garr LF
2 Hal McRae DH 2 Don Kessinger SS
3 Pete LaCock 1B 3 Mike Squires 1B
4 Al Cowens RF 4 Lamar Johnson DH
5 Darrell Porter C 5 Eric Soderholm 3B
6 Clint Hurdle LF 6 Mike Colbern C
7 Amos Otis CF 7 Claudell Washingto RF
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Tom Spencer CF
9 Frank White 2B 9 Greg Pryor 2B
Paul Splittorff P Mike Proly P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-1 2 1-3 RR CHW E. Soderholm P. Splittorff 27% 85% Double to LF; Squires Scores; Johnson Scores; Soderholm to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b4 0-1 2 1-3 R CHW E. Soderholm P. Splittorff 15% 57% Double to RF; Garr Scores; Johnson to 3B
t4 0-0 0 --- R KCR D. Porter M. Proly -13% 37% Home Run
b4 0-1 0 --- CHW R. Garr P. Splittorff 13% 55% Triple to RF
b4 0-1 1 --3 O CHW M. Squires P. Splittorff -8% 40% Strikeout Looking

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' Mike Proly facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Proly 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae M. Proly 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- KCR P. LaCock M. Proly -1% 52% Single to LF
t1 0-0 2 1-- KCR A. Cowens M. Proly -2% 51% Single to RF; LaCock to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O KCR D. Porter M. Proly 4% 55% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHW R. Garr P. Splittorff -2% 53% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- CHW D. Kessinger P. Splittorff 2% 55% Single to RF
b1 0-0 1 1-- O CHW M. Squires P. Splittorff -4% 51% Kessinger Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (C-1B)
b1 0-0 2 --- O CHW M. Squires P. Splittorff -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Mike Proly facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Proly 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- KCR A. Otis M. Proly -3% 50% Single to RF
t2 0-0 1 1-- O KCR F. Patek M. Proly 3% 53% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t2 0-0 2 1-- KCR F. White M. Proly -2% 51% Single to RF; Patek to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- O KCR G. Brett M. Proly 4% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHW L. Johnson P. Splittorff -2% 53% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O CHW E. Soderholm P. Splittorff -2% 51% Popfly: 1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O CHW M. Colbern P. Splittorff -1% 50% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Mike Proly facing 2-3-4
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae M. Proly 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock M. Proly 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Proly 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O CHW C. Washington P. Splittorff -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O CHW T. Spencer P. Splittorff -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O CHW G. Pryor P. Splittorff -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Mike Proly facing 5-6-7
t4 0-0 0 --- R KCR D. Porter M. Proly -13% 37% Home Run
t4 1-0 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Proly 2% 39% Flyball: LF
t4 1-0 1 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Proly 2% 41% Lineout: CF
t4 1-0 2 --- O KCR F. Patek M. Proly 1% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
b4 0-1 0 --- CHW R. Garr P. Splittorff 13% 55% Triple to RF
b4 0-1 0 --3 O CHW D. Kessinger P. Splittorff -6% 48% Flyball: RF
b4 0-1 1 --3 O CHW M. Squires P. Splittorff -8% 40% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-1 2 --3 CHW L. Johnson P. Splittorff 2% 42% Walk
b4 0-1 2 1-3 R CHW E. Soderholm P. Splittorff 15% 57% Double to RF; Garr Scores; Johnson to 3B
b4 1-1 2 -23 O CHW M. Colbern P. Splittorff -7% 50% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Mike Proly facing 9-1-2
t5 1-1 0 --- O KCR F. White M. Proly 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-1 1 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Proly 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-1 2 --- KCR H. McRae M. Proly -2% 53% Walk
t5 1-1 2 1-- O KCR P. LaCock M. Proly 3% 56% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
b5 1-1 0 --- O CHW C. Washington P. Splittorff -3% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-1 1 --- O CHW T. Spencer P. Splittorff -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-1 2 --- O CHW G. Pryor P. Splittorff -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Mike Proly facing 4-5-6
t6 1-1 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Proly 3% 53% Groundout: P-1B
t6 1-1 1 --- KCR D. Porter M. Proly -4% 50% Single to CF
t6 1-1 1 1-- OO KCR C. Hurdle M. Proly 8% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
b6 1-1 0 --- O CHW R. Garr P. Splittorff -3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-1 1 --- O CHW D. Kessinger P. Splittorff -2% 52% Popfly: 1B
b6 1-1 2 --- CHW M. Squires P. Splittorff 2% 53% Single to CF
b6 1-1 2 1-- CHW L. Johnson P. Splittorff 4% 58% Single to CF; Squires to 3B
b6 1-1 2 1-3 RR CHW E. Soderholm P. Splittorff 27% 85% Double to LF; Squires Scores; Johnson Scores; Soderholm to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b6 3-1 2 -2- O CHW M. Colbern P. Splittorff -2% 83% Popfly: SS
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Mike Proly facing 7-8-9
t7 1-3 0 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Proly 3% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 1-3 1 --- O KCR F. Patek M. Proly 2% 88% Foul Flyball: LF
t7 1-3 2 --- KCR F. White M. Proly -2% 86% Walk
t7 1-3 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett M. Proly 3% 89% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
b7 3-1 0 --- CHW C. Washington P. Splittorff 1% 91% Single to CF
Bob Molinaro pinch runs for Claudell Washington (RF) batting 7th
b7 3-1 0 1-- O CHW T. Spencer P. Splittorff -1% 89% Popfly: P
b7 3-1 1 1-- O CHW G. Pryor P. Splittorff -1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B; Molinaro to 2B
b7 3-1 2 -2- O CHW R. Garr P. Splittorff -2% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Mike Proly facing 2-3-4
Thad Bosley replaces Ralph Garr playing LF batting 1st
Bob Molinaro moves from PR to RF
t8 1-3 0 --- O KCR H. McRae M. Proly 4% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 1-3 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock M. Proly 2% 93% Flyball: CF
t8 1-3 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Proly 1% 94% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
b8 3-1 0 --- CHW D. Kessinger P. Splittorff 1% 95% Single to CF
b8 3-1 0 1-- CHW M. Squires P. Splittorff 1% 96% Kessinger Steals 2B
b8 3-1 0 -2- O CHW M. Squires P. Splittorff -1% 95% Strikeout
Steve Foucault replaces Paul Splittorff pitching
b8 3-1 1 -2- R CHW L. Johnson S. Foucault 3% 98% Single to LF; Kessinger Scores
b8 4-1 1 1-- O CHW E. Soderholm S. Foucault -0% 97% Lineout: LF
b8 4-1 2 1-- CHW M. Colbern S. Foucault 0% 97% Single to LF; Johnson to 2B
Steve Mingori replaces Steve Foucault pitching
b8 4-1 2 12- O CHW B. Molinaro S. Mingori -0% 97% Popfly: 3B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, White Sox' Mike Proly facing 5-6-7
t9 1-4 0 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Proly 2% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 1-4 1 --- KCR C. Hurdle M. Proly -2% 97% Single to RF
U.L. Washington pinch runs for Clint Hurdle (LF) batting 6th
t9 1-4 1 1-- KCR A. Otis M. Proly -4% 92% Single to CF; Washington to 2B
Steve Braun pinch hits for Freddie Patek (SS) batting 8th
t9 1-4 1 12- O KCR S. Braun M. Proly 4% 97% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Washington to 3B
Lerrin LaGrow replaces Mike Proly pitching
Tom Poquette pinch hits for Frank White (2B) batting 9th
t9 1-4 2 1-3 O KCR T. Poquette L. LaGrow 3% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, White Sox 4.

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