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@BAL
5
6
 
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CHW
@BOS
2
9
OAK
@CAL
2
0
KCR
@CLE
3
4
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@NYY
1
6
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@TOR
7
8
 
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@ATL
3
2
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@HOU
1
4
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@MON
2
3
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@PHI
1
6
LAD
@SDP
3
4
Monday, July 31, 1978, 7:35PM
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 8,149, Time of Game: 2:32
Royals
3
58-44
 Lost 1 
1st
at Indians
4
49-54
 Won 1 
6th, 16 GB
W: Sid Monge (3-1)
L: Al Hrabosky (4-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  2    3  8  0
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  2    4  7  0
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
U.L. Washington SS 4 0 0 0 1 1 .238 .605 -0.132 1.05 0.016 -0.148 -1.2 2 1 CS
Joe Zdeb RF-3B-2B 4 1 3 0 0 1 .268 .614 0.132 0.96 0.156 -0.025 1.1 2 0 3B
Al Cowens DH 3 0 0 1 1 0 .257 .695 -0.057 1.52 0.028 -0.085 -0.1
Amos Otis CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .271 .852 -0.114 1.32 0.010 -0.124 -0.8 4 0 GDP
Darrell Porter C 4 0 2 0 0 1 .274 .796 -0.109 1.72 0.073 -0.183 -0.7 4 1 CS
John Wathan 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 .284 .678 0.036 1.57 0.119 -0.083 0.1 9 0
   Willie Wilson PR-LF 0 1 0 0 0 0 .230 .610 0.169 6.12 0.169 0.000 0.5 0 0 SB
Clint Hurdle LF-RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 .260 .735 0.123 1.80 0.168 -0.045 0.7 1 0 SB
Jerry Terrell 2B-3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .410 -0.353 2.26 0.000 -0.353 -1.7 3 3
Steve Braun 3B 3 0 0 0 0 3 .234 .708 -0.080 1.15 0.000 -0.080 -0.7 1 0
   Pete LaCock PH-1B 1 0 1 2 0 0 .308 .795 0.631 6.85 0.631 0.000 1.6 0 0
Larry Gura P 0 3
   Al Hrabosky P 0 0
   Doug Bird P 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 8 3 5 7 .250 .664 0.246 1.73 1.370 -1.126 -1.2 26 8
3B: J Zdeb (2, off R Waits).
TB: J Zdeb 5; D Porter 2; J Wathan; C Hurdle; P LaCock.
GIDP: A Otis (7).
RBI: P LaCock 2 (30); A Cowens (34).
2-out RBI: P LaCock 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (33, 3rd base off S Monge/B Diaz); C Hurdle (1, 2nd base off S Monge/B Diaz).
CS: U Washington (4, 2nd base by R Waits POCS); D Porter (4, 2nd base by R Waits/B Diaz).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tom Veryzer SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 .292 .683 0.189 1.59 0.243 -0.054 0.0 3 2 2B
Rick Manning CF 2 1 0 1 0 1 .264 .677 -0.232 1.79 0.034 -0.266 -0.7 1 0 SF,SH
Johnny Grubb LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 .271 .847 0.096 1.43 0.125 -0.029 0.1 2 0
Andre Thornton 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 .271 .929 0.317 2.40 0.379 -0.062 0.3 7 1
Gary Alexander DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 .235 .797 -0.113 1.53 0.000 -0.113 -0.8
Horace Speed RF 3 0 2 0 0 0 .239 .632 0.016 0.37 0.037 -0.021 0.0 2 0 2B,CS
   Bernie Carbo PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 .269 .727 0.022 4.91 0.022 0.000 0.3
Ted Cox 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .506 -0.083 1.05 0.000 -0.083 -0.8 0 2
   Jim Norris PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 .268 .696 0.345 6.38 0.345 0.000 1.0
Duane Kuiper 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 .283 .646 0.069 0.80 0.095 -0.026 0.3 5 4 2B
Bo Diaz C 3 1 1 1 0 0 .245 .648 0.120 0.83 0.138 -0.018 0.8 7 1 2B
Rick Waits P 0 3
   Sid Monge P 0 0
Team Totals 30 4 7 4 2 4 .233 .639 0.746 1.59 1.418 -0.672 0.5 27 13
2B: H Speed (2, off L Gura); T Veryzer (12, off L Gura); D Kuiper (13, off L Gura); B Diaz (4, off L Gura).
SF: R Manning (3, off L Gura).
SH: R Manning (6, off L Gura).
TB: H Speed 3; D Kuiper 2; T Veryzer 2; B Diaz 2; A Thornton; J Norris.
RBI: B Diaz (4); J Norris (18); R Manning (38); A Thornton (68).
2-out RBI: J Norris.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Cox-D Kuiper-A Thornton.
Baserunning
CS: H Speed (2, 2nd base by L Gura/D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura 8.1 5 3 3 0 4 0 2.72 29 65 0.055 0.95 1.7
Al Hrabosky, L (4-4) 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2.74 1 1 0 -0.125 4.58 -0.4
Doug Bird, BS (4) 0.1 2 0 0 1 0 0 5.56 4 2 2 -0.676 5.68 -1.9
Team Totals 8.2 7 4 4 2 4 0 4.15 34 65 3 2 -0.746 1.59 -0.5
A Hrabosky faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Waits 8.1 7 2 2 4 7 0 2.76 33 64 0.401 1.34 2.7
Sid Monge, BS (1), W (3-1) 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 0 2.82 4 1 1 -0.647 4.46 -1.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 5 7 0 3.00 37 64 1 1 -0.246 1.73 1.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: R Waits (4; U Washington, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Evans, 1B - Durwood Merrill, 2B - Marty Springstead, 3B - Rich Garcia.
Time of Game: 2:32.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Cleveland Indians
1 U.L. Washington SS 1 Tom Veryzer SS
2 Joe Zdeb RF 2 Rick Manning CF
3 Al Cowens DH 3 Johnny Grubb LF
4 Amos Otis CF 4 Andre Thornton 1B
5 Darrell Porter C 5 Gary Alexander DH
6 John Wathan 1B 6 Horace Speed RF
7 Clint Hurdle LF 7 Ted Cox 3B
8 Jerry Terrell 2B 8 Duane Kuiper 2B
9 Steve Braun 3B 9 Bo Diaz C
Larry Gura P Rick Waits P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 1-2 2 -23 RR KCR P. LaCock S. Monge -63% 17% Single to LF; Wilson Scores; Hurdle Scores
b9 2-3 1 12- R CLE A. Thornton D. Bird 38% 70% Single to LF; Manning Scores; Grubb to 2B
b9 3-3 2 123 R CLE J. Norris D. Bird 35% 100% Single to RF; Grubb Scores; Alexander to 3B; Carbo to 2B
t9 1-2 1 -23 O KCR J. Terrell S. Monge 25% 80% Popfly: 2B
b9 2-3 0 --- CLE T. Veryzer L. Gura 24% 43% Double to LF

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' Rick Waits facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR U. Washington R. Waits 2% 52% Popfly: 1B
t1 0-0 1 --- KCR J. Zdeb R. Waits -2% 50% Single to CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Cowens R. Waits 2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B; Zdeb to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- KCR A. Otis R. Waits -1% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 2 12- O KCR D. Porter R. Waits 4% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE T. Veryzer L. Gura -2% 52% Lineout: 3B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CLE R. Manning L. Gura -1% 51% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 --- O CLE J. Grubb L. Gura -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Waits facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- KCR J. Wathan R. Waits -4% 46% Single to CF
t2 0-0 0 1-- KCR C. Hurdle R. Waits -6% 40% Single to LF; Wathan to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- O KCR J. Terrell R. Waits 6% 46% Lineout: SS
t2 0-0 1 12- O KCR S. Braun R. Waits 5% 51% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 12- O KCR U. Washington R. Waits 4% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CLE A. Thornton L. Gura -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 1 --- O CLE G. Alexander L. Gura -2% 51% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- O CLE H. Speed L. Gura -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Waits facing 2-3-4
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Zdeb R. Waits 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 1 --- KCR A. Cowens R. Waits -3% 50% Walk
t3 0-0 1 1-- OO KCR A. Otis R. Waits 6% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O CLE T. Cox L. Gura -2% 53% Popfly: 2B
b3 0-0 1 --- O CLE D. Kuiper L. Gura -2% 51% Popfly: SS
b3 0-0 2 --- O CLE B. Diaz L. Gura -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Waits facing 5-6-7
t4 0-0 0 --- KCR D. Porter R. Waits -4% 46% Single to RF
t4 0-0 0 1-- O KCR J. Wathan R. Waits 7% 53% Porter Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t4 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan R. Waits 2% 55% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 2 --- O KCR C. Hurdle R. Waits 1% 56% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- O CLE T. Veryzer L. Gura -3% 53% Popfly: 1B
b4 0-0 1 --- O CLE R. Manning L. Gura -2% 51% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 0-0 2 --- O CLE J. Grubb L. Gura -1% 50% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Waits facing 8-9-1
t5 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Terrell R. Waits 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-0 1 --- O KCR S. Braun R. Waits 2% 55% Strikeout
t5 0-0 2 --- KCR U. Washington R. Waits -2% 53% Walk
t5 0-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Zdeb R. Waits 3% 56% Washington Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
b5 0-0 0 --- O CLE A. Thornton L. Gura -3% 54% Flyball: LF
b5 0-0 1 --- O CLE G. Alexander L. Gura -2% 51% Popfly: 1B
b5 0-0 2 --- CLE H. Speed L. Gura 3% 55% Double to LF
b5 0-0 2 -2- O CLE T. Cox L. Gura -5% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Waits facing 2-3-4
t6 0-0 0 --- KCR J. Zdeb R. Waits -5% 45% Single to CF
t6 0-0 0 1-- O KCR A. Cowens R. Waits 5% 50% Flyball: RF
t6 0-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis R. Waits 4% 54% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B
t6 0-0 2 1-- KCR D. Porter R. Waits -3% 51% Single to CF; Otis to 2B
t6 0-0 2 12- O KCR J. Wathan R. Waits 6% 57% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 8-9-1
b6 0-0 0 --- CLE D. Kuiper L. Gura 10% 67% Double to RF
b6 0-0 0 -2- R CLE B. Diaz L. Gura 14% 81% Double to LF; Kuiper Scores
b6 1-0 0 -2- O CLE T. Veryzer L. Gura -1% 80% Lineout: RF; Diaz to 3B
b6 1-0 1 --3 RO CLE R. Manning L. Gura 3% 83% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Diaz Scores
b6 2-0 2 --- O CLE J. Grubb L. Gura -1% 83% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Rick Waits facing 7-8-9
t7 0-2 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle R. Waits 3% 86% Strikeout
t7 0-2 1 --- O KCR J. Terrell R. Waits 2% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 0-2 2 --- O KCR S. Braun R. Waits 1% 90% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
b7 2-0 0 --- O CLE A. Thornton L. Gura -1% 89% Flyball: CF
b7 2-0 1 --- O CLE G. Alexander L. Gura -1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 2-0 2 --- CLE H. Speed L. Gura 1% 88% Single to LF
b7 2-0 2 1-- O CLE T. Cox L. Gura -1% 87% Speed Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Rick Waits facing 1-2-3
t8 0-2 0 --- O KCR U. Washington R. Waits 3% 91% Strikeout
t8 0-2 1 --- KCR J. Zdeb R. Waits -8% 83% Triple to RF
t8 0-2 1 --3 RO KCR A. Cowens R. Waits 2% 85% Groundout: P-1B; Zdeb Scores
t8 1-2 2 --- O KCR A. Otis R. Waits 3% 87% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 7-8-9
b8 2-1 0 --- O CLE T. Cox L. Gura -1% 86% Lineout: SS
b8 2-1 1 --- O CLE D. Kuiper L. Gura -1% 85% Groundout: P-1B
b8 2-1 2 --- O CLE B. Diaz L. Gura -1% 85% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Indians 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Rick Waits facing 5-6-7
t9 1-2 0 --- O KCR D. Porter R. Waits 7% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 1-2 1 --- KCR J. Wathan R. Waits -8% 84% Walk
Sid Monge replaces Rick Waits pitching
Willie Wilson pinch runs for John Wathan (1B) batting 6th
t9 1-2 1 1-- KCR C. Hurdle S. Monge -11% 73% Walk; Wilson to 2B
t9 1-2 1 12- KCR J. Terrell S. Monge -17% 56% Wilson Steals 3B; Hurdle Steals 2B
t9 1-2 1 -23 O KCR J. Terrell S. Monge 25% 80% Popfly: 2B
Pete LaCock pinch hits for Steve Braun (3B) batting 9th
t9 1-2 2 -23 RR KCR P. LaCock S. Monge -63% 17% Single to LF; Wilson Scores; Hurdle Scores
t9 3-2 2 1-- O KCR U. Washington S. Monge 2% 19% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
Pete LaCock moves from PH to 1B
Joe Zdeb moves from RF to 3B
Willie Wilson moves from PR to LF
Clint Hurdle moves from LF to RF
b9 2-3 0 --- CLE T. Veryzer L. Gura 24% 43% Double to LF
Joe Zdeb moves from 3B to 2B
Jerry Terrell moves from 2B to 3B
b9 2-3 0 -2- O CLE R. Manning L. Gura -23% 20% Fielder's Choice P/Sacrifice; Veryzer out at 3B/P-3B
Al Hrabosky replaces Larry Gura pitching
b9 2-3 1 1-- CLE J. Grubb A. Hrabosky 12% 32% Walk; Manning to 2B
Doug Bird replaces Al Hrabosky pitching
b9 2-3 1 12- R CLE A. Thornton D. Bird 38% 70% Single to LF; Manning Scores; Grubb to 2B
b9 3-3 1 12- O CLE G. Alexander D. Bird -7% 63% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Grubb to 3B
Bernie Carbo pinch hits for Horace Speed (RF) batting 6th
b9 3-3 2 1-3 CLE B. Carbo D. Bird 2% 65% Walk; Alexander to 2B
Jim Norris pinch hits for Ted Cox (3B) batting 7th
b9 3-3 2 123 R CLE J. Norris D. Bird 35% 100% Single to RF; Grubb Scores; Alexander to 3B; Carbo to 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 3, Indians 4.

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