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BOS
@CAL
2
5
MIN
@CLE
9
8
KCR
@DET
4
2
TOR
@MIL
1
9
NYY
@OAK
6
0
BAL
@SEA
7
4
CHW
@TEX
0
1
ATL
@CHC
8
12
SFG
@MON
3
4
SDP
@NYM
1
3
LAD
@PHI
5
4
CIN
@PIT
4
3
 
(10)
HOU
@STL
5
11
Tuesday, August 15, 1978, 8:05PM
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 33,365, Time of Game: 2:50
Royals
4
64-52
 Won 1 
1st
at Tigers
2
64-52
 Lost 1 
3rd, 9 GB
W: Dennis Leonard (13-14)
L: Kip Young (4-2)
S: Al Hrabosky (15)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  0   2  0  1    4 11  0
Tigers          1  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    2 11  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
George Brett 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .315 .844 -0.089 0.89 0.000 -0.089 -0.8 0 2
Hal McRae DH 3 1 1 1 1 0 .277 .766 0.112 0.85 0.152 -0.040 0.9 HR
Pete LaCock 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .306 .776 -0.083 0.83 0.000 -0.083 -0.7 11 2
Darrell Porter C 4 1 1 1 0 1 .268 .786 0.002 0.98 0.087 -0.085 0.4 4 1 HR
Clint Hurdle LF-RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 .278 .764 0.037 0.92 0.121 -0.084 -0.1 4 2 2B,CS
Al Cowens RF-CF 4 1 3 0 0 0 .280 .738 0.173 1.03 0.220 -0.048 0.4 3 0 CS
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 .282 .702 -0.029 1.20 0.081 -0.110 0.2 3 4 GDP
U.L. Washington 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .272 .641 -0.091 1.28 0.016 -0.107 -0.8 1 2
Willie Wilson CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 .226 .597 -0.049 0.92 0.000 -0.049 -0.4 0 0
   Steve Braun PH-LF 1 0 1 1 0 0 .246 .745 0.157 2.94 0.157 0.000 0.6 0 0
   Joe Zdeb LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .621 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Dennis Leonard P 1 0
   Al Hrabosky P 0 2
Team Totals 34 4 11 3 1 6 .324 .872 0.140 1.05 0.834 -0.695 -0.4 27 15
2B: C Hurdle (20, off K Young).
HR: D Porter (9, off B Sykes; 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs); H McRae (12, off K Young; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: D Porter 4; H McRae 4; C Hurdle 3; A Cowens 3; F Patek 2; S Braun; U Washington.
GIDP: F Patek (5).
RBI: D Porter (50); H McRae (53); S Braun (25).
2-out RBI: S Braun.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Hurdle-P LaCock; G Brett-U Washington-P LaCock.
Outfield Assists: C Hurdle (S Kemp at 1st base); C Hurdle (R LeFlore at home plate).
Baserunning
CS: A Cowens (5, Home by J Hiller/M May); C Hurdle (3, 2nd base by K Young/M May).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron LeFlore CF 5 0 2 0 0 0 .291 .740 0.009 1.19 0.105 -0.096 -0.2 4 0 SB
Lou Whitaker 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 .300 .724 -0.011 1.43 0.084 -0.095 -0.2 2 5 SH
Rusty Staub DH 4 0 2 0 1 0 .301 .838 -0.100 1.59 0.084 -0.185 -0.1
Steve Kemp LF 4 0 1 0 1 0 .283 .790 -0.032 1.62 0.067 -0.099 -0.5 2 1
Milt May C 3 0 1 1 1 0 .279 .745 -0.066 2.14 0.111 -0.177 0.1 7 3
Tim Corcoran RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 .269 .646 0.009 1.74 0.113 -0.104 0.2 1 0 2B
Phil Mankowski 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 .300 .753 0.006 1.69 0.090 -0.084 -0.3 0 0
   Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 1 0 1 0 0 0 .266 .716 0.070 1.83 0.070 0.000 0.3 2 1
Mickey Stanley 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .264 .674 -0.117 1.71 0.037 -0.154 -0.8 8 0 2B,GDP
Alan Trammell SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 .255 .620 -0.060 0.76 0.000 -0.060 -0.6 1 2
   Lance Parrish PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .232 .723 -0.068 2.41 0.000 -0.068 -0.2
   Mark Wagner SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .588 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Kip Young P 0 0
   Bob Sykes P 0 0
   John Hiller P 0 0
Team Totals 34 2 11 1 5 3 .324 .793 -0.360 1.57 0.761 -1.122 -2.4 27 12
2B: T Corcoran (10, off D Leonard); M Stanley (6, off D Leonard).
SH: L Whitaker (11, off A Hrabosky).
TB: T Corcoran 2; R Staub 2; M Stanley 2; R LeFlore 2; A Rodriguez; L Whitaker; S Kemp; M May; P Mankowski.
GIDP: M Stanley (3).
RBI: M May (32).
2-out RBI: M May.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Trammell-L Whitaker-M Stanley.
E: S Kemp (6).
Outfield Assists: S Kemp (F Patek at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: R LeFlore (55, 2nd base off D Leonard/D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, W (13-14) 6 7 2 2 5 2 0 3.73 28 47 -0.051 1.20 0.5
Al Hrabosky, S (15) 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 2.75 12 1 0 0.410 2.42 1.8
Team Totals 9 11 2 2 5 3 0 2.00 40 47 1 0 0.359 1.57 2.4
D Leonard faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Kip Young, L (4-2) 7 8 3 3 1 5 1 1.80 27 53 -0.119 1.22 0.4
Bob Sykes 1.1 3 1 1 0 1 1 3.52 7 0 0 -0.060 0.50 -1.2
John Hiller 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.70 1 2 0 0.039 0.46 1.2
Team Totals 9 11 4 4 1 6 2 4.00 35 53 2 0 -0.140 1.05 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: D Leonard (7); A Hrabosky (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Haller, 1B - Ron Luciano, 2B - Ken Kaiser, 3B - Mike Reilly.
Time of Game: 2:50.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Detroit Tigers
1 George Brett 3B 1 Ron LeFlore CF
2 Hal McRae DH 2 Lou Whitaker 2B
3 Pete LaCock 1B 3 Rusty Staub DH
4 Darrell Porter C 4 Steve Kemp LF
5 Clint Hurdle LF 5 Milt May C
6 Al Cowens RF 6 Tim Corcoran RF
7 Freddie Patek SS 7 Phil Mankowski 3B
8 U.L. Washington 2B 8 Mickey Stanley 1B
9 Willie Wilson CF 9 Alan Trammell SS
Dennis Leonard P Kip Young P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 1-2 1 -2- R KCR A. Cowens K. Young 17% 50% Single to LF; Hurdle Scores/Adv on E7
t7 2-2 2 12- RO KCR S. Braun K. Young 16% 65% Single to LF; Cowens Scores; Patek out at 3B/LF-C-2B-3B
t4 0-1 0 --- R KCR H. McRae K. Young 13% 50% Home Run
b7 2-3 2 1-3 O DET M. May A. Hrabosky 11% 75% Groundout: C-1B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 R DET M. May D. Leonard -10% 35% Single to RF; Whitaker Scores; Kemp 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, Tigers' Kip Young facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett K. Young -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- KCR H. McRae K. Young 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- O KCR P. LaCock K. Young -3% 47% Lineout: RF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR D. Porter K. Young -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O DET R. LeFlore D. Leonard 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- DET L. Whitaker D. Leonard -2% 45% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- DET R. Staub D. Leonard -4% 42% Single to RF; Whitaker to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- O DET S. Kemp D. Leonard 4% 45% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Whitaker to 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 R DET M. May D. Leonard -10% 35% Single to RF; Whitaker Scores; Kemp to 3B
b1 1-0 2 1-3 O DET T. Corcoran D. Leonard 4% 39% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Kip Young facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- KCR C. Hurdle K. Young 4% 43% Single to RF
t2 0-1 0 1-- O KCR A. Cowens K. Young -6% 37% Hurdle Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t2 0-1 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens K. Young -2% 35% Lineout: SS
t2 0-1 2 --- O KCR F. Patek K. Young -1% 34% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- O DET P. Mankowski D. Leonard 2% 36% Flyball: LF
b2 1-0 1 --- DET M. Stanley D. Leonard -4% 32% Double to LF
b2 1-0 1 -2- O DET A. Trammell D. Leonard 3% 35% Strikeout
b2 1-0 2 -2- O DET R. LeFlore D. Leonard 3% 38% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Kip Young facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O KCR U. Washington K. Young -3% 36% Popfly: 1B
t3 0-1 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson K. Young -2% 34% Strikeout
t3 0-1 2 --- O KCR G. Brett K. Young -1% 33% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- O DET L. Whitaker D. Leonard 2% 35% Lineout: LF
b3 1-0 1 --- DET R. Staub D. Leonard -2% 33% Walk
b3 1-0 1 1-- O DET S. Kemp D. Leonard 2% 34% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Staub to 2B
b3 1-0 2 -2- DET M. May D. Leonard -0% 34% Wild Pitch; Staub to 3B
b3 1-0 2 --3 DET M. May D. Leonard -1% 33% Walk
b3 1-0 2 1-3 DET T. Corcoran D. Leonard -2% 31% Walk; May to 2B
b3 1-0 2 123 O DET P. Mankowski D. Leonard 6% 37% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Kip Young facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- R KCR H. McRae K. Young 13% 50% Home Run
t4 1-1 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock K. Young -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-1 1 --- O KCR D. Porter K. Young -2% 45% Strikeout
t4 1-1 2 --- O KCR C. Hurdle K. Young -1% 44% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
b4 1-1 0 --- O DET M. Stanley D. Leonard 3% 47% Lineout: RF
b4 1-1 1 --- O DET A. Trammell D. Leonard 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b4 1-1 2 --- DET R. LeFlore D. Leonard -1% 47% Single to RF
b4 1-1 2 1-- DET L. Whitaker D. Leonard -1% 46% LeFlore Steals 2B
b4 1-1 2 -2- O DET L. Whitaker D. Leonard 4% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Kip Young facing 6-7-8
t5 1-1 0 --- KCR A. Cowens K. Young 5% 55% Single to CF
t5 1-1 0 1-- OO KCR F. Patek K. Young -10% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t5 1-1 2 --- KCR U. Washington K. Young 2% 47% Single to CF
t5 1-1 2 1-- O KCR W. Wilson K. Young -3% 43% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
b5 1-1 0 --- O DET R. Staub D. Leonard 3% 46% Groundout: 1B-P
b5 1-1 1 --- DET S. Kemp D. Leonard -3% 43% Walk
b5 1-1 1 1-- OO DET M. May D. Leonard 7% 50% Line Drive Double Play: LF-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Kip Young facing 1-2-3
t6 1-1 0 --- O KCR G. Brett K. Young -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-1 1 --- O KCR H. McRae K. Young -2% 44% Lineout: CF
t6 1-1 2 --- O KCR P. LaCock K. Young -2% 43% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 6-7-8
b6 1-1 0 --- DET T. Corcoran D. Leonard -9% 33% Double to LF
b6 1-1 0 -2- DET P. Mankowski D. Leonard -9% 24% Single to RF; Corcoran to 3B
b6 1-1 0 1-3 ROO DET M. Stanley D. Leonard 5% 29% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Corcoran Scores
b6 2-1 2 --- O DET A. Trammell D. Leonard 1% 30% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Kip Young facing 4-5-6
Aurelio Rodriguez replaces Phil Mankowski playing 3B batting 7th
t7 1-2 0 --- O KCR D. Porter K. Young -4% 26% Flyball: CF
t7 1-2 1 --- KCR C. Hurdle K. Young 8% 34% Double to LF
t7 1-2 1 -2- R KCR A. Cowens K. Young 17% 50% Single to LF; Hurdle Scores/Adv on E7
t7 2-2 1 1-- KCR F. Patek K. Young 6% 56% Single to LF; Cowens to 2B
t7 2-2 1 12- O KCR U. Washington K. Young -7% 49% Strikeout
Steve Braun pinch hits for Willie Wilson (CF) batting 9th
t7 2-2 2 12- RO KCR S. Braun K. Young 16% 65% Single to LF; Cowens Scores; Patek out at 3B/LF-C-2B-3B
2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
Steve Braun moves from PH to LF
Al Cowens moves from RF to CF
Clint Hurdle moves from LF to RF
b7 2-3 0 --- DET R. LeFlore D. Leonard -8% 57% Single to CF
Al Hrabosky replaces Dennis Leonard pitching
b7 2-3 0 1-- O DET L. Whitaker A. Hrabosky 3% 60% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; LeFlore to 2B
b7 2-3 1 -2- O DET R. Staub A. Hrabosky 10% 70% Single to RF; LeFlore out at Hm/RF-C
b7 2-3 2 1-- DET S. Kemp A. Hrabosky -2% 68% Wild Pitch; Staub to 2B
b7 2-3 2 -2- DET S. Kemp A. Hrabosky -3% 64% Single to CF; Staub to 3B
b7 2-3 2 1-3 O DET M. May A. Hrabosky 11% 75% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Bob Sykes facing 1-2-3
Bob Sykes replaces Kip Young pitching
t8 3-2 0 --- O KCR G. Brett B. Sykes -2% 73% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 3-2 1 --- O KCR H. McRae B. Sykes -2% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 3-2 2 --- O KCR P. LaCock B. Sykes -1% 70% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Al Hrabosky facing 6-7-8
Joe Zdeb replaces Steve Braun playing LF batting 9th
b8 2-3 0 --- O DET T. Corcoran A. Hrabosky 6% 76% Groundout: P-SS-1B
b8 2-3 1 --- DET A. Rodriguez A. Hrabosky -7% 70% Single to CF
b8 2-3 1 1-- O DET M. Stanley A. Hrabosky 8% 77% Flyball: CF
Lance Parrish pinch hits for Alan Trammell (SS) batting 9th
b8 2-3 2 1-- O DET L. Parrish A. Hrabosky 7% 84% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Tigers 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Bob Sykes facing 4-5-6
Mark Wagner replaces Lance Parrish (PH) playing SS batting 9th
t9 3-2 0 --- R KCR D. Porter B. Sykes 9% 93% Home Run
t9 4-2 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle B. Sykes -1% 92% Foul Popfly: C
t9 4-2 1 --- KCR A. Cowens B. Sykes 1% 93% Single to LF
t9 4-2 1 1-- KCR F. Patek B. Sykes 2% 95% Single to LF; Cowens to 3B
John Hiller replaces Bob Sykes pitching
t9 4-2 1 1-3 O KCR U. Washington J. Hiller -3% 92% Cowens Caught Stealing Hm (C-3B-1B)
t9 4-2 2 1-- O KCR U. Washington J. Hiller -1% 91% Foul Popfly: 3B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Al Hrabosky facing 1-2-3
b9 2-4 0 --- O DET R. LeFlore A. Hrabosky 5% 96% Flyball: RF
b9 2-4 1 --- DET L. Whitaker A. Hrabosky -6% 90% Single to CF
b9 2-4 1 1-- O DET R. Staub A. Hrabosky 6% 95% Groundout: P-1B; Whitaker to 2B
b9 2-4 2 -2- O DET S. Kemp A. Hrabosky 5% 100% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 2.

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