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NYY
@CAL
3
1
MIN
@CLE
3
7
KCR
@DET
2
3
TOR
@MIL
2
3
 
(10)
BAL
@OAK
5
3
BOS
@SEA
3
2
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@TEX
4
3
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@CHC
0
5
LAD
@MON
9
10
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@NYM
2
3
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@PHI
1
6
CIN
@PIT
9
11
HOU
@STL
11
7
Friday, June 9, 1978, 8:05PM
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 32,309, Time of Game: 1:55
Royals
2
27-25
 Lost 4 
3rd, 3 GB
at Tigers
3
30-23
 Won 2 
3rd, 5½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    2  3  2
Tigers          0  2  0   1  0  0   0  0  X    3  6  2

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .242 .298 .317 .614 0.039 1.08 0.105 -0.067 0.5 3 0 SB
Hal McRae DH 3 1 0 1 1 0 4 .284 .338 .498 .835 0.007 1.18 0.075 -0.067 -0.2
Clint Hurdle 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .241 .297 .362 .658 0.091 1.34 0.154 -0.063 0.4 11 1
George Brett 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .308 .363 .548 .910 -0.169 1.45 0.011 -0.179 -1.0 1 1 CS
Al Cowens RF 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .258 .319 .401 .720 -0.162 1.66 0.000 -0.162 -0.5 1 1 SF
Darrell Porter C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .292 .379 .462 .841 -0.065 0.86 0.000 -0.065 -0.5 2 0
   Amos Otis PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .298 .368 .547 .915 -0.078 2.77 0.000 -0.078 -0.2
Tom Poquette LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .225 .258 .371 .629 -0.042 0.56 0.000 -0.042 -0.4 3 0
U.L. Washington SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .294 .368 .294 .663 -0.001 0.82 0.026 -0.026 -0.0 1 6 SB
   Pete LaCock PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .189 .225 .243 .468 -0.036 1.43 0.000 -0.036 -0.2
   Jerry Terrell SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .245 .196 .441 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Frank White 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .277 .327 .374 .702 -0.025 1.00 0.016 -0.041 -0.2 2 3
Paul Splittorff P 0 0
Team Totals 29 2 3 2 3 3 33 .103 .182 .103 .285 -0.441 1.20 0.387 -0.826 -2.4 24 12
SF: A Cowens (6, off J Hiller).
TB: C Hurdle; W Wilson; G Brett.
RBI: A Cowens (23); H McRae (30).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
E: U Washington (4); G Brett (6).
Outfield Assists: A Cowens (J Wockenfuss at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (22, 2nd base off J Billingham/L Parrish); U Washington (7, 2nd base off J Billingham/L Parrish).
CS: G Brett (1, 2nd base by J Billingham/L Parrish).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron LeFlore CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .272 .329 .384 .713 0.006 0.67 0.043 -0.037 0.1 0 0 SB
Steve Kemp LF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .289 .432 .389 .821 0.038 0.64 0.054 -0.016 0.8 1 0
Rusty Staub DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .291 .358 .446 .804 -0.088 0.94 0.000 -0.088 -1.3
Jason Thompson 1B 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .285 .347 .514 .861 -0.032 0.91 0.041 -0.073 -0.7 10 1
Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .310 .352 .540 .892 0.143 0.79 0.181 -0.038 1.0 1 1 HR
Lance Parrish C 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .202 .237 .449 .686 -0.009 0.46 0.023 -0.032 -0.2 3 1
John Wockenfuss RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .288 .339 .346 .685 0.041 0.64 0.062 -0.020 0.4 4 0
   Tim Corcoran RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .308 .294 .602 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Alan Trammell SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .293 .333 .379 .713 0.002 0.84 0.022 -0.019 -0.3 4 3
Lou Whitaker 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .308 .348 .338 .686 -0.043 0.55 0.000 -0.043 -0.6 3 5
Jack Billingham P 1 0
   John Hiller P 0 0
Team Totals 30 3 6 3 3 2 33 .200 .273 .300 .573 0.058 0.72 0.426 -0.366 -0.9 27 11
HR: A Rodriguez (5, off P Splittorff, 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: A Rodriguez 4; S Kemp 2; R LeFlore; J Wockenfuss; A Trammell.
RBI: A Rodriguez 2 (18); A Trammell (9).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
E: L Parrish (4); J Billingham (1).
Baserunning
SB: R LeFlore (20, 2nd base off P Splittorff/D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, L (7-5) 8 6 3 2 3 2 1 2.53 33 59 -0.060 0.72 0.9
Team Totals 8 6 3 2 3 2 1 2.25 33 59 -0.060 0.72 0.9

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jack Billingham, W (5-3) 8 3 2 1 3 2 0 3.46 30 69 0.140 0.96 1.5
John Hiller, S (7) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.47 3 2 1 0.300 3.87 0.8
Team Totals 9 3 2 1 3 3 0 1.00 33 69 2 1 0.440 1.20 2.4
J Billingham faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - George Maloney, 1B - Jim McKean, 2B - Greg Kosc, 3B - Jerry Neudecker.
Time of Game: 1:55.
Attendance: 32,309.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-1 0 1-- RR DET A. Rodriguez P. Splittorff 18% 66% Home Run; Thompson Scores/unER
t9 1-3 0 1-- KCR C. Hurdle J. Billingham -15% 70% Single to RF; McRae to 3B
t9 1-3 0 1-3 O KCR G. Brett J. Hiller 13% 83% Popfly: SS
t9 1-3 1 1-3 RO KCR A. Cowens J. Hiller 10% 92% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; McRae Scores
t9 2-3 2 1-- O KCR A. Otis J. Hiller 8% 100% Strikeout

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' Jack Billingham facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson J. Billingham -4% 46% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCR H. McRae J. Billingham -6% 41% Wilson Steals 2B; Wilson to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t1 0-0 0 --3 RO KCR H. McRae J. Billingham 1% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wilson Scores/unER
t1 1-0 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle J. Billingham 1% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 1-0 2 --- KCR G. Brett J. Billingham -1% 42% Single to RF
t1 1-0 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens J. Billingham 2% 44% Brett Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O DET R. LeFlore P. Splittorff -2% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- O DET S. Kemp P. Splittorff -2% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-1 2 --- O DET R. Staub P. Splittorff -1% 39% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens J. Billingham 2% 41% Flyball: RF
t2 1-0 1 --- O KCR D. Porter J. Billingham 1% 43% Strikeout
t2 1-0 2 --- O KCR T. Poquette J. Billingham 1% 44% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- DET J. Thompson P. Splittorff 4% 48% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b2 0-1 0 1-- RR DET A. Rodriguez P. Splittorff 18% 66% Home Run; Thompson Scores/unER
b2 2-1 0 --- O DET L. Parrish P. Splittorff -2% 64% Flyball: LF
b2 2-1 1 --- O DET J. Wockenfuss P. Splittorff -1% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 2-1 2 --- O DET A. Trammell P. Splittorff -1% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 8-9-1
t3 1-2 0 --- O KCR U. Washington J. Billingham 3% 64% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 1-2 1 --- O KCR F. White J. Billingham 2% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-2 2 --- KCR W. Wilson J. Billingham -1% 65% Single to LF
t3 1-2 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae J. Billingham 3% 67% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 9-1-2
b3 2-1 0 --- O DET L. Whitaker P. Splittorff -2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 2-1 1 --- DET R. LeFlore P. Splittorff 2% 67% Walk
b3 2-1 1 1-- DET S. Kemp P. Splittorff 2% 69% LeFlore Steals 2B
b3 2-1 1 -2- DET S. Kemp P. Splittorff 2% 71% Walk
b3 2-1 1 12- O DET R. Staub P. Splittorff -3% 67% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; LeFlore to 3B
b3 2-1 2 1-3 O DET J. Thompson P. Splittorff -5% 63% Foul Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 3-4-5
t4 1-2 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle J. Billingham 3% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-2 1 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Billingham 2% 68% Popfly: 2B
t4 1-2 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens J. Billingham 1% 69% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
b4 2-1 0 --- O DET A. Rodriguez P. Splittorff -2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-1 1 --- DET L. Parrish P. Splittorff 2% 69% Walk
b4 2-1 1 1-- DET J. Wockenfuss P. Splittorff 6% 75% Single to RF; Parrish to 3B
b4 2-1 1 1-3 RO DET A. Trammell P. Splittorff 2% 77% Single to RF; Parrish Scores; Wockenfuss out at 2B/RF-2B
b4 3-1 2 1-- O DET L. Whitaker P. Splittorff -2% 76% Lineout: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 3.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 6-7-8
t5 1-3 0 --- O KCR D. Porter J. Billingham 3% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-3 1 --- O KCR T. Poquette J. Billingham 2% 81% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 1-3 2 --- KCR U. Washington J. Billingham -2% 79% Walk
t5 1-3 2 1-- KCR F. White J. Billingham -1% 78% Washington Steals 2B
t5 1-3 2 -2- KCR F. White J. Billingham -2% 76% Walk
t5 1-3 2 12- O KCR W. Wilson J. Billingham 5% 82% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
b5 3-1 0 --- O DET R. LeFlore P. Splittorff -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 3-1 1 --- DET S. Kemp P. Splittorff 3% 83% Single to SS; Kemp to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw to 1B)
b5 3-1 1 -2- O DET R. Staub P. Splittorff -2% 81% Flyball: LF
b5 3-1 2 -2- O DET J. Thompson P. Splittorff -2% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 3.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 2-3-4
t6 1-3 0 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Billingham 3% 82% Flyball: RF
t6 1-3 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle J. Billingham 2% 84% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 1-3 2 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Billingham 1% 85% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
b6 3-1 0 --- O DET A. Rodriguez P. Splittorff -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 3-1 1 --- O DET L. Parrish P. Splittorff -1% 83% Flyball: RF
b6 3-1 2 --- O DET J. Wockenfuss P. Splittorff -1% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 3.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 5-6-7
t7 1-3 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens J. Billingham 3% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-3 1 --- O KCR D. Porter J. Billingham 2% 88% Lineout: SS
t7 1-3 2 --- O KCR T. Poquette J. Billingham 1% 89% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
b7 3-1 0 --- O DET A. Trammell P. Splittorff -1% 88% Popfly: 2B
b7 3-1 1 --- O DET L. Whitaker P. Splittorff -1% 87% Flyball: CF
b7 3-1 2 --- DET R. LeFlore P. Splittorff 1% 88% Single to CF
b7 3-1 2 1-- DET S. Kemp P. Splittorff 1% 89% Single to CF; LeFlore to 3B
b7 3-1 2 1-3 O DET R. Staub P. Splittorff -2% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 3.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 8-9-1
Pete LaCock pinch hits for U.L. Washington (SS) batting 8th
t8 1-3 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock J. Billingham 4% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 1-3 1 --- O KCR F. White J. Billingham 2% 93% Popfly: SS
t8 1-3 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Billingham 1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
Jerry Terrell replaces Pete LaCock (PH) playing SS batting 8th
b8 3-1 0 --- O DET J. Thompson P. Splittorff -1% 94% Flyball: CF
b8 3-1 1 --- O DET A. Rodriguez P. Splittorff -0% 93% Lineout: CF
b8 3-1 2 --- O DET L. Parrish P. Splittorff -0% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 3.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 2-3-4
Tim Corcoran replaces John Wockenfuss playing RF batting 7th
t9 1-3 0 --- KCR H. McRae J. Billingham -7% 85% Walk
t9 1-3 0 1-- KCR C. Hurdle J. Billingham -15% 70% Single to RF; McRae to 3B
John Hiller replaces Jack Billingham pitching
t9 1-3 0 1-3 O KCR G. Brett J. Hiller 13% 83% Popfly: SS
t9 1-3 1 1-3 RO KCR A. Cowens J. Hiller 10% 92% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; McRae Scores
Amos Otis pinch hits for Darrell Porter (C) batting 6th
t9 2-3 2 1-- O KCR A. Otis J. Hiller 8% 100% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 3.

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