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Scores
Standings
TEX
@BAL
2
1
 
(10)
CLE
@BOS
5
4
 
(11)
KCR
@DET
7
4
MIL
@NYY
0
3
CAL
@SEA
2
0
CHW
@TOR
5
9
NYM
@CHC
5
3
SFG
@LAD
1
5
STL
@PIT
12
6
Thursday, April 7, 1977,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 46,807, Time of Game: 2:30
Royals
7
1-0
Won 1 
2nd, ½ GB
at Tigers
4
0-1
Lost 1 
4th, 1 GB
L: Dave Roberts (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          2  0  0   1  3  0   0  0  1    7 12  0
Tigers          2  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  0    4  8  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
George Brett 3B 4 2 1 0 1 0 .250 .650 0.002 0.55 0.044 -0.042 0.1 0 1
Hal McRae DH 5 1 3 0 0 1 .600 1.200 0.042 0.83 0.090 -0.049 0.7 CS
Amos Otis CF 5 2 4 3 0 0 .800 2.400 0.229 0.84 0.267 -0.038 3.0 3 0 HR,2B
John Mayberry 1B 3 1 1 3 2 1 .333 1.933 0.132 0.80 0.179 -0.047 1.0 7 1 HR,GDP,IW
Al Cowens RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .750 0.018 0.66 0.063 -0.045 0.0 4 0 2B
Joe Zdeb LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .250 .500 -0.046 0.65 0.030 -0.076 -0.9 2 0
Buck Martinez C 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .500 0.013 0.91 0.076 -0.063 -0.4 7 0
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 -0.012 0.89 0.025 -0.037 -0.4 1 2 SB
Frank White 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.065 0.59 0.000 -0.065 -0.9 2 5
Paul Splittorff P 1 0
   Doug Bird P 0 0
   Larry Gura P 0 1
   Mark Littell P 0 0
Team Totals 37 7 12 7 3 4 .324 .916 0.313 0.74 0.774 -0.462 2.2 27 10
2B: A Otis (1, off D Roberts); A Cowens (1, off D Roberts).
HR: J Mayberry (1, off D Roberts; 5th inn, 2 on, 1 out); A Otis (1, off D Roberts; 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
IBB: J Mayberry (1, by F Arroyo).
TB: A Otis 8; J Mayberry 4; H McRae 3; A Cowens 2; B Martinez; J Zdeb; G Brett.
GIDP: J Mayberry (1).
RBI: J Mayberry 3 (3); A Otis 3 (3); F Patek (1).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. F Patek-F White-J Mayberry 2.
Baserunning
SB: F Patek (1, 2nd base off D Roberts/M May).
CS: H McRae (1, 2nd base by D Roberts/M May).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron LeFlore CF 4 1 2 1 1 1 .500 1.100 0.176 1.28 0.214 -0.038 1.6 1 0
Tito Fuentes 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 .250 .750 -0.128 1.99 0.118 -0.246 -1.0 1 2 2B,2·GDP
Rusty Staub DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 .250 .500 -0.050 1.48 0.072 -0.122 -0.2
Willie Horton LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .500 0.015 1.09 0.079 -0.064 -0.3 1 0
Jason Thompson 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .250 -0.056 1.24 0.034 -0.090 -0.2 14 1
Ben Oglivie RF 3 1 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 -0.083 1.55 0.033 -0.116 -0.5 2 0
Milt May C 2 1 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 -0.012 1.30 0.059 -0.070 -0.1 4 1
   John Wockenfuss PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.054 1.87 0.000 -0.054 -0.3 0 0
Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.038 0.74 0.000 -0.038 -0.4 1 2
   Steve Kemp PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.055 2.17 0.000 -0.055 -0.6
   Mark Wagner SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.025 0.97 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 1 1
Tom Veryzer SS 2 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 0.060 0.73 0.060 0.000 0.7 1 6
   Phil Mankowski PH-3B 2 0 1 1 0 0 .500 1.000 0.063 1.18 0.077 -0.014 0.8 0 1
Dave Roberts P 0 1
   Fernando Arroyo P 1 2
   John Hiller P 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 8 4 4 6 .242 .597 -0.187 1.35 0.746 -0.932 -0.8 27 17
2B: T Fuentes (1, off P Splittorff).
TB: T Veryzer 2; T Fuentes 2; R LeFlore 2; P Mankowski; R Staub; W Horton.
GIDP: T Fuentes 2 (2).
RBI: P Mankowski (1); R Staub (1); T Fuentes (1); R LeFlore (1).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. T Fuentes-M Wagner-J Thompson; M May-T Veryzer.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, W (1-0) 6 5 4 4 4 3 0 6.00 25 45 0.022 1.04 0.2
Doug Bird, H (1) 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 6 2 2 -0.053 2.49 -0.9
Larry Gura, H (1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 2 1 0 0.119 2.73 0.6
Mark Littell, S (1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 4 1 0 0.099 0.90 0.9
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 4 6 0 4.00 37 45 4 2 0.187 1.35 0.8
P Splittorff faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.
D Bird faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Roberts, L (0-1) 5 9 6 6 1 2 2 10.80 24 26 -0.341 1.03 -3.3
Fernando Arroyo 3.1 3 1 1 2 2 0 2.70 15 0 0 0.013 0.31 0.2
John Hiller 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 2 0 0.014 0.30 0.9
Team Totals 9 12 7 7 3 4 2 7.00 40 26 2 0 -0.314 0.74 -2.2
Balks: None.
WP: F Arroyo (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: F Arroyo (1; J Mayberry).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Russ Goetz, 1B - George Maloney, 2B - Terry Cooney, 3B - Greg Kosc.
Time of Game: 2:30.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 44° F, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Detroit Tigers
1 George Brett 3B 1 Ron LeFlore CF
2 Hal McRae DH 2 Tito Fuentes 2B
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Rusty Staub DH
4 John Mayberry 1B 4 Willie Horton LF
5 Al Cowens RF 5 Jason Thompson 1B
6 Joe Zdeb LF 6 Ben Oglivie RF
7 Buck Martinez C 7 Milt May C
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Aurelio Rodriguez 3B
9 Frank White 2B 9 Tom Veryzer SS
Paul Splittorff P Dave Roberts P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 3-2 1 -23 RRR KCR J. Mayberry D. Roberts 16% 88% Home Run; McRae Scores; Otis Scores
t1 0-0 1 -2- RR KCR A. Otis D. Roberts 15% 66% Home Run; Brett Scores
b2 2-2 1 1-3 OO DET T. Fuentes P. Splittorff 12% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b1 0-2 0 1-- R DET T. Fuentes P. Splittorff -12% 49% Double to LF; LeFlore Scores
b7 3-6 1 12- R DET R. LeFlore D. Bird -11% 70% Single to LF; May Scores; Mankowski to 2B

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, Tigers' Dave Roberts facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR G. Brett D. Roberts 3% 53% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O KCR H. McRae D. Roberts -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B; Brett to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- RR KCR A. Otis D. Roberts 15% 66% Home Run; Brett Scores
t1 2-0 1 --- KCR J. Mayberry D. Roberts 2% 68% Walk
t1 2-0 1 1-- KCR A. Cowens D. Roberts 6% 75% Double to LF; Mayberry to 3B
t1 2-0 1 -23 O KCR J. Zdeb D. Roberts -6% 69% Strikeout
t1 2-0 2 -23 O KCR B. Martinez D. Roberts -5% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- DET R. LeFlore P. Splittorff -4% 61% Walk
b1 0-2 0 1-- R DET T. Fuentes P. Splittorff -12% 49% Double to LF; LeFlore Scores
b1 1-2 0 -2- R DET R. Staub P. Splittorff -7% 42% Single to RF; Fuentes Scores
b1 2-2 0 1-- O DET W. Horton P. Splittorff 3% 45% Flyball: RF
b1 2-2 1 1-- DET J. Thompson P. Splittorff -3% 41% Walk; Staub to 2B
b1 2-2 1 12- O DET B. Oglivie P. Splittorff 4% 45% Flyball: RF; Staub to 3B
b1 2-2 2 1-3 O DET M. May P. Splittorff 5% 50% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 2.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' Dave Roberts facing 8-9-1
t2 2-2 0 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Roberts -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 2-2 1 --- O KCR F. White D. Roberts -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 2-2 2 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Roberts -1% 45% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
b2 2-2 0 --- O DET A. Rodriguez P. Splittorff 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-P
b2 2-2 1 --- DET T. Veryzer P. Splittorff -3% 45% Single to RF
b2 2-2 1 1-- DET R. LeFlore P. Splittorff -6% 38% Single to RF; Veryzer to 3B
b2 2-2 1 1-3 OO DET T. Fuentes P. Splittorff 12% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' Dave Roberts facing 2-3-4
t3 2-2 0 --- KCR H. McRae D. Roberts 4% 54% Single to CF
t3 2-2 0 1-- O KCR A. Otis D. Roberts -4% 50% Flyball: CF
t3 2-2 1 1-- OO KCR J. Mayberry D. Roberts -6% 44% Double Play: Strikeout, McRae Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 3-4-5
b3 2-2 0 --- O DET R. Staub P. Splittorff 3% 47% Strikeout Looking
b3 2-2 1 --- O DET W. Horton P. Splittorff 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b3 2-2 2 --- O DET J. Thompson P. Splittorff 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' Dave Roberts facing 5-6-7
t4 2-2 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens D. Roberts -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t4 2-2 1 --- KCR J. Zdeb D. Roberts 3% 50% Single to LF
t4 2-2 1 1-- KCR B. Martinez D. Roberts 8% 58% Single to RF; Zdeb to 3B
t4 2-2 1 1-3 RO KCR F. Patek D. Roberts 1% 59% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Zdeb Scores
t4 3-2 2 1-- KCR F. White D. Roberts 1% 60% Patek Steals 2B
t4 3-2 2 -2- O KCR F. White D. Roberts -4% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 6-7-8
b4 2-3 0 --- O DET B. Oglivie P. Splittorff 3% 60% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 2-3 1 --- O DET M. May P. Splittorff 2% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 2-3 2 --- O DET A. Rodriguez P. Splittorff 1% 64% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Dave Roberts facing 1-2-3
t5 3-2 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Roberts -2% 61% Flyball: RF
t5 3-2 1 --- KCR H. McRae D. Roberts 3% 64% Single to LF
t5 3-2 1 1-- KCR A. Otis D. Roberts 9% 73% Double; McRae to 3B
t5 3-2 1 -23 RRR KCR J. Mayberry D. Roberts 16% 88% Home Run; McRae Scores; Otis Scores
t5 6-2 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens D. Roberts -1% 88% Foul Popfly: 3B
t5 6-2 2 --- O KCR J. Zdeb D. Roberts -0% 87% Groundout: P-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 9-1-2
b5 2-6 0 --- DET T. Veryzer P. Splittorff -3% 84% Single to LF
b5 2-6 0 1-- O DET R. LeFlore P. Splittorff 3% 87% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 2-6 1 1-- OO DET T. Fuentes P. Splittorff 4% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Tigers 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Tigers' Fernando Arroyo facing 7-8-9
Fernando Arroyo replaces Dave Roberts pitching
t6 6-2 0 --- O KCR B. Martinez F. Arroyo -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 6-2 1 --- O KCR F. Patek F. Arroyo -1% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 6-2 2 --- O KCR F. White F. Arroyo -0% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 3-4-5
b6 2-6 0 --- O DET R. Staub P. Splittorff 2% 92% Flyball: LF
b6 2-6 1 --- O DET W. Horton P. Splittorff 1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 2-6 2 --- O DET J. Thompson P. Splittorff 1% 94% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Tigers 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Tigers' Fernando Arroyo facing 1-2-3
t7 6-2 0 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Arroyo -1% 93% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 6-2 1 --- O KCR H. McRae F. Arroyo -0% 93% Strikeout
t7 6-2 2 --- KCR A. Otis F. Arroyo 0% 93% Single to LF
t7 6-2 2 1-- KCR J. Mayberry F. Arroyo 0% 93% Wild Pitch; Otis to 2B
t7 6-2 2 -2- KCR J. Mayberry F. Arroyo 0% 94% Intentional Walk
t7 6-2 2 12- O KCR A. Cowens F. Arroyo -1% 92% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 6-7-8
b7 2-6 0 --- DET B. Oglivie P. Splittorff -3% 89% Walk
b7 2-6 0 1-- DET M. May P. Splittorff -6% 83% Walk; Oglivie to 2B
Doug Bird replaces Paul Splittorff pitching
Steve Kemp pinch hits for Aurelio Rodriguez (3B) batting 8th
b7 2-6 0 12- O DET S. Kemp D. Bird 6% 89% Strikeout
Phil Mankowski pinch hits for Tom Veryzer (SS) batting 9th
b7 2-6 1 12- R DET P. Mankowski D. Bird -8% 81% Single to RF; Oglivie Scores; May to 2B
b7 3-6 1 12- R DET R. LeFlore D. Bird -11% 70% Single to LF; May Scores; Mankowski to 2B
b7 4-6 1 12- O DET T. Fuentes D. Bird 8% 78% Foul Popfly: C
b7 4-6 2 12- O DET R. Staub D. Bird 8% 86% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, Tigers 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-4, Tigers' Fernando Arroyo facing 6-7-8
Phil Mankowski moves from PH to 3B
Mark Wagner replaces Steve Kemp (PH) playing SS batting 8th
t8 6-4 0 --- O KCR J. Zdeb F. Arroyo -1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 6-4 1 --- O KCR B. Martinez F. Arroyo -1% 83% Foul Popfly: 1B
t8 6-4 2 --- O KCR F. Patek F. Arroyo -1% 83% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 4-6, Royals' Doug Bird facing 4-5-6
b8 4-6 0 --- DET W. Horton D. Bird -8% 75% Single to RF
Larry Gura replaces Doug Bird pitching
b8 4-6 0 1-- O DET J. Thompson L. Gura 7% 82% Strikeout Looking
b8 4-6 1 1-- O DET B. Oglivie L. Gura 5% 87% Groundout: P-1B; Horton to 2B
Mark Littell replaces Larry Gura pitching
John Wockenfuss pinch hits for Milt May (C) batting 7th
b8 4-6 2 -2- O DET J. Wockenfuss M. Littell 5% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Tigers 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-4, Tigers' Fernando Arroyo facing 9-1-2
John Wockenfuss moves from PH to C
t9 6-4 0 --- O KCR F. White F. Arroyo -1% 91% Groundout: P-1B
t9 6-4 1 --- KCR G. Brett F. Arroyo 1% 92% Walk
t9 6-4 1 1-- KCR H. McRae F. Arroyo 2% 95% Single to RF; Brett to 3B
t9 6-4 1 1-3 R KCR A. Otis F. Arroyo 2% 97% Single to LF; Brett Scores; McRae to 2B
John Hiller replaces Fernando Arroyo pitching
t9 7-4 1 12- OO KCR J. Mayberry J. Hiller -1% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 7, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 4-7, Royals' Mark Littell facing 8-9-1
b9 4-7 0 --- O DET M. Wagner M. Littell 3% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 4-7 1 --- O DET P. Mankowski M. Littell 1% 99% Flyball: CF
b9 4-7 2 --- O DET R. LeFlore M. Littell 1% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Tigers 4.

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