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Scores
Standings
OAK
@CAL
4
2
BOS
@CHW
5
6
KCR
@CLE
5
8
TOR
@DET
5
2
BAL
@MIL
3
16
MIN
@SEA
8
2
NYY
@TEX
1
2
LAD
@ATL
6
2
HOU
@CIN
1
2
MON
@NYM
5
6
STL
@PHI
0
7
CHC
@PIT
3
4
 
(10)
SDP
@SFG
0
6
Saturday, April 8, 1978,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 52,433, Time of Game: 2:18
Royals
5
0-1
Lost 1 
7th, 1½ GB
at Indians
8
1-0
Won 1 
2nd, ½ GB
W: Wayne Garland (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  4  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    5  7  2
Indians         4  2  0   0  2  0   0  0  X    8 11  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .250 .500 -0.050 0.81 0.022 -0.071 -0.5 0 0 SB
Hal McRae DH 4 1 1 2 0 0 .250 1.250 0.140 0.76 0.187 -0.047 1.3 HR
George Brett 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 .333 .833 0.023 0.54 0.041 -0.018 0.2 0 1
Al Cowens RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 -0.050 1.17 0.022 -0.072 -0.4 4 0 SB
Clint Hurdle 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.101 0.94 0.000 -0.101 -1.1 9 0
Amos Otis CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .250 .750 -0.008 0.41 0.025 -0.032 -0.0 1 0 2B
Darrell Porter C 4 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .500 -0.048 0.74 0.018 -0.066 -0.5 4 0
Freddie Patek SS 3 1 2 3 1 0 .667 2.750 0.189 0.62 0.199 -0.009 2.9 5 4 HR,2B
Frank White 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.073 1.00 0.000 -0.073 -0.6 1 1
   Joe Lahoud PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.026 0.94 0.000 -0.026 -0.3
   Jerry Terrell 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 3
   Tom Poquette PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.003 0.12 0.000 -0.003 -0.1
Dennis Leonard P 0 0
   Marty Pattin P 0 0
   Larry Gura P 0 0
   Steve Mingori P 0 0
Team Totals 33 5 7 5 3 3 .212 .732 -0.007 0.76 0.514 -0.518 0.8 24 9
2B: A Otis (1, off W Garland); F Patek (1, off W Garland).
HR: H McRae (1, off W Garland; 2nd inn, 1 on, 2 outs); F Patek (1, off W Garland; 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: F Patek 6; H McRae 4; A Otis 2; D Porter; W Wilson; G Brett.
RBI: F Patek 3 (3); H McRae 2 (2).
2-out RBI: H McRae 2; F Patek.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. F White-F Patek-C Hurdle.
E: G Brett (1); F Patek (1).
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (1, 2nd base off W Garland/R Pruitt); A Cowens (1, 2nd base off W Garland/R Pruitt).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Paul Dade RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 .400 1.400 0.065 0.45 0.099 -0.035 0.5 3 0 HR
Duane Kuiper 2B 4 1 2 0 0 1 .500 1.000 0.011 0.44 0.033 -0.022 0.2 3 3
Johnny Grubb LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .250 1.000 0.009 0.68 0.062 -0.054 0.0 1 0 3B
Andre Thornton 1B 3 2 1 2 1 2 .333 1.833 0.061 0.47 0.074 -0.012 1.0 11 0 HR
Willie Horton DH 4 1 2 1 0 0 .500 1.250 0.144 0.64 0.153 -0.008 1.3 2B
Larvell Blanks SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .500 0.061 0.64 0.092 -0.031 0.7 2 5
Buddy Bell 3B 4 0 1 2 0 1 .250 .750 0.094 0.58 0.131 -0.037 0.8 1 2 2B,GDP
Rick Manning CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.044 0.41 0.000 -0.044 -1.0 2 0
Ron Pruitt C 4 1 1 1 0 0 .250 1.250 0.094 0.43 0.113 -0.019 0.8 4 0 HR
Wayne Garland P 0 0
   Mike Paxton P 0 0
Team Totals 36 8 11 7 1 4 .306 .991 0.495 0.52 0.757 -0.262 4.3 27 10
2B: W Horton (1, off D Leonard); B Bell (1, off D Leonard).
3B: J Grubb (1, off D Leonard).
HR: A Thornton (1, off D Leonard; 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF); P Dade (1, off D Leonard; 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF); R Pruitt (1, off D Leonard; 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: P Dade 5; R Pruitt 4; A Thornton 4; J Grubb 3; W Horton 3; D Kuiper 2; B Bell 2; L Blanks.
GIDP: B Bell (1).
RBI: B Bell 2 (2); A Thornton 2 (2); R Pruitt (1); W Horton (1); P Dade (1).
2-out RBI: B Bell 2; W Horton.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Blanks-A Thornton.
E: P Dade (1).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, L (0-1) 4.1 9 8 5 1 3 3 10.38 24 21 -0.537 0.71 -6.2
Marty Pattin 1.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5 1 0 0.011 0.22 0.5
Larry Gura 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 2 0 0.016 0.58 0.5
Steve Mingori 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 7 0 0 0.017 0.10 0.9
Team Totals 8 11 8 5 1 4 3 5.62 37 21 3 0 -0.493 0.52 -4.3

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Wayne Garland, W (1-0) 6 7 5 5 3 2 2 7.50 27 37 -0.106 0.84 -2.2
Mike Paxton, S (1) 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 9 0 0 0.112 0.50 1.4
Team Totals 9 7 5 5 3 3 2 5.00 36 37 0 0 0.006 0.76 -0.8
Balks: None.
WP: W Garland (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Russ Goetz, 1B - Joe Brinkman, 2B - Nick Bremigan, 3B - Dale Ford.
Time of Game: 2:18.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 35° F, Overcast.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Cleveland Indians
1 Willie Wilson LF 1 Paul Dade RF
2 Hal McRae DH 2 Duane Kuiper 2B
3 George Brett 3B 3 Johnny Grubb LF
4 Al Cowens RF 4 Andre Thornton 1B
5 Clint Hurdle 1B 5 Willie Horton DH
6 Amos Otis CF 6 Larvell Blanks SS
7 Darrell Porter C 7 Buddy Bell 3B
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Rick Manning CF
9 Frank White 2B 9 Ron Pruitt C
Dennis Leonard P Wayne Garland P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 2-4 2 -2- RR KCR H. McRae W. Garland -19% 54% Home Run; Wilson Scores
b1 2-0 2 12- RR CLE B. Bell D. Leonard 13% 87% Double to CF; Horton Scores/unER; Blanks Scores/unER
t2 0-4 1 1-- RR KCR F. Patek W. Garland -12% 73% Home Run; Porter Scores
b2 4-4 0 --- R CLE R. Pruitt D. Leonard 11% 66% Home Run
b1 0-0 2 12- R CLE W. Horton D. Leonard 11% 65% Single to RF; Kuiper Scores; Thornton to 3B

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, Indians' Wayne Garland facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson W. Garland 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae W. Garland 1% 54% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- KCR G. Brett W. Garland -2% 51% Single to RF; Brett to 2B/Adv on E9
t1 0-0 2 -2- KCR A. Cowens W. Garland -0% 51% Wild Pitch; Brett to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 KCR A. Cowens W. Garland -1% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-3 KCR C. Hurdle W. Garland -1% 49% Cowens Steals 2B
t1 0-0 2 -23 O KCR C. Hurdle W. Garland 6% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE P. Dade D. Leonard -2% 52% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- CLE D. Kuiper D. Leonard 2% 55% Single to RF
b1 0-0 1 1-- O CLE J. Grubb D. Leonard -3% 52% Popfly: SS
b1 0-0 2 1-- CLE A. Thornton D. Leonard 2% 54% Walk; Kuiper to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- R CLE W. Horton D. Leonard 11% 65% Single to RF; Kuiper Scores; Thornton to 3B
b1 1-0 2 1-3 R CLE L. Blanks D. Leonard 9% 74% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Thornton Scores/No RBI/unER; Horton to 2B
b1 2-0 2 12- RR CLE B. Bell D. Leonard 13% 87% Double to CF; Horton Scores/unER; Blanks Scores/unER
b1 4-0 2 -2- O CLE R. Manning D. Leonard -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 4.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Indians' Wayne Garland facing 6-7-8
t2 0-4 0 --- O KCR A. Otis W. Garland 2% 87% Strikeout
t2 0-4 1 --- KCR D. Porter W. Garland -2% 85% Single to RF
t2 0-4 1 1-- RR KCR F. Patek W. Garland -12% 73% Home Run; Porter Scores
t2 2-4 1 --- O KCR F. White W. Garland 2% 75% Flyball: RF
t2 2-4 2 --- KCR W. Wilson W. Garland -1% 73% Single to CF
t2 2-4 2 1-- KCR H. McRae W. Garland -1% 73% Wilson Steals 2B
t2 2-4 2 -2- RR KCR H. McRae W. Garland -19% 54% Home Run; Wilson Scores
t2 4-4 2 --- O KCR G. Brett W. Garland 1% 55% Flyball: RF
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
b2 4-4 0 --- R CLE R. Pruitt D. Leonard 11% 66% Home Run
b2 5-4 0 --- R CLE P. Dade D. Leonard 10% 76% Home Run
b2 6-4 0 --- O CLE D. Kuiper D. Leonard -1% 74% Strikeout Looking
b2 6-4 1 --- O CLE J. Grubb D. Leonard -1% 73% Popfly: SS
b2 6-4 2 --- O CLE A. Thornton D. Leonard -1% 72% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 6.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Indians' Wayne Garland facing 4-5-6
t3 4-6 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens W. Garland 2% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 4-6 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle W. Garland 2% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 4-6 2 --- O KCR A. Otis W. Garland 1% 77% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-4, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
b3 6-4 0 --- CLE W. Horton D. Leonard 4% 82% Double to RF
b3 6-4 0 -2- O CLE L. Blanks D. Leonard -3% 79% Popfly: SS
b3 6-4 1 -2- O CLE B. Bell D. Leonard -2% 77% Strikeout
b3 6-4 2 -2- O CLE R. Manning D. Leonard -2% 74% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 6.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Indians' Wayne Garland facing 7-8-9
t4 4-6 0 --- O KCR D. Porter W. Garland 3% 77% Flyball: RF
t4 4-6 1 --- KCR F. Patek W. Garland -3% 74% Walk
t4 4-6 1 1-- OO KCR F. White W. Garland 6% 80% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-4, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
b4 6-4 0 --- O CLE R. Pruitt D. Leonard -1% 78% Flyball: RF
b4 6-4 1 --- O CLE P. Dade D. Leonard -1% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 6-4 2 --- O CLE D. Kuiper D. Leonard -1% 76% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 6.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-6, Indians' Wayne Garland facing 1-2-3
t5 4-6 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson W. Garland 3% 79% Strikeout
t5 4-6 1 --- O KCR H. McRae W. Garland 2% 81% Foul Popfly: C
t5 4-6 2 --- KCR G. Brett W. Garland -2% 80% Walk
t5 4-6 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens W. Garland 3% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-4, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
b5 6-4 0 --- CLE J. Grubb D. Leonard 6% 88% Triple to RF (CF-RF)
b5 6-4 0 --3 RR CLE A. Thornton D. Leonard 5% 94% Home Run; Grubb Scores
b5 8-4 0 --- O CLE W. Horton D. Leonard -0% 93% Flyball: RF
b5 8-4 1 --- CLE L. Blanks D. Leonard 1% 94% Single to P
Marty Pattin replaces Dennis Leonard pitching
b5 8-4 1 1-- OO CLE B. Bell M. Pattin -1% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Indians 8.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-8, Indians' Wayne Garland facing 5-6-7
t6 4-8 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle W. Garland 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 4-8 1 --- KCR A. Otis W. Garland -2% 92% Double to LF
t6 4-8 1 -2- O KCR D. Porter W. Garland 2% 94% Foul Popfly: 3B
t6 4-8 2 -2- R KCR F. Patek W. Garland -5% 89% Double to LF; Otis Scores
Joe Lahoud pinch hits for Frank White (2B) batting 9th
t6 5-8 2 -2- O KCR J. Lahoud W. Garland 3% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Indians 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 8-5, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 8-9-1
Jerry Terrell replaces Joe Lahoud (PH) playing 2B batting 9th
b6 8-5 0 --- O CLE R. Manning M. Pattin -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 8-5 1 --- O CLE R. Pruitt M. Pattin -0% 91% Popfly: SS
b6 8-5 2 --- CLE P. Dade M. Pattin 0% 91% Single to LF
b6 8-5 2 1-- CLE D. Kuiper M. Pattin 1% 92% Single to RF; Dade to 3B
Larry Gura replaces Marty Pattin pitching
b6 8-5 2 1-3 O CLE J. Grubb L. Gura -2% 90% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Indians 8.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-8, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 1-2-3
Mike Paxton replaces Wayne Garland pitching
t7 5-8 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson M. Paxton 2% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 5-8 1 --- O KCR H. McRae M. Paxton 1% 94% Flyball: CF
t7 5-8 2 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Paxton 1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Indians 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 8-5, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 4-5-6
Steve Mingori replaces Larry Gura pitching
b7 8-5 0 --- O CLE A. Thornton S. Mingori -0% 94% Strikeout
b7 8-5 1 --- O CLE W. Horton S. Mingori -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 8-5 2 --- O CLE L. Blanks S. Mingori -0% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Indians 8.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-8, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 4-5-6
t8 5-8 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Paxton 2% 96% Strikeout Looking
t8 5-8 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Paxton 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 5-8 2 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Paxton 1% 98% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Indians 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 8-5, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 7-8-9
b8 8-5 0 --- O CLE B. Bell S. Mingori -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 8-5 1 --- O CLE R. Manning S. Mingori -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 8-5 2 --- CLE R. Pruitt S. Mingori 0% 97% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b8 8-5 2 1-- O CLE P. Dade S. Mingori -0% 97% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Indians 8.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 5-8, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 7-8-9
t9 5-8 0 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Paxton 2% 99% Popfly: SS
t9 5-8 1 --- O KCR F. Patek M. Paxton 1% 100% Lineout: 2B
Tom Poquette pinch hits for Jerry Terrell (2B) batting 9th
t9 5-8 2 --- O KCR T. Poquette M. Paxton 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Indians 8.

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