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@CLE
3
4
MIN
@KCR
3
6
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@MIL
5
2
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@NYY
4
3
CAL
@OAK
4
6
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@TEX
5
6
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@ATL
7
8
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@CHC
0
4
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@CIN
0
6
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@HOU
3
5
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@PHI
1
9
LAD
@STL
4
0
Tuesday, May 11, 1976,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 9,652, Time of Game: 2:33
Twins
3
11-11
 Lost 1 
4th, 4½ GB
at Royals
6
12-9
 Won 1 
2nd, 3 GB
W: Doug Bird (3-0)
L: Steve Luebber (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           1  0  1   1  0  0   0  0  0    3 11  2
Royals          0  0  0   0  3  0   2  1  X    6 12  3

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lyman Bostock CF 4 0 2 1 1 0 5 .382 .411 .456 .867 0.174 1.20 0.234 -0.060 1.5 1 0 2B
Larry Hisle LF 4 1 0 0 1 2 5 .241 .320 .310 .630 -0.137 1.51 0.024 -0.161 -1.2 3 0
Rod Carew 1B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .326 .420 .465 .885 0.148 1.23 0.201 -0.054 1.2 6 0 2·SB
Steve Braun DH 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .226 .294 .258 .552 -0.079 1.65 0.098 -0.177 -0.7
Dan Ford RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .230 .277 .414 .690 -0.085 1.56 0.097 -0.182 -0.8 4 0 GDP
Danny Thompson SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .234 .259 .260 .519 -0.104 1.04 0.000 -0.104 -0.9 2 2
Phil Roof C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .167 .167 .250 .417 -0.075 0.77 0.000 -0.075 -0.6 5 0
Dave McKay 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .234 .306 .260 .566 0.006 0.49 0.029 -0.024 -0.0 0 1
Bob Randall 2B 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .300 .378 .375 .753 0.028 0.75 0.063 -0.034 0.5 3 2
Jim Hughes P 0 0
   Steve Luebber P 0 0
   Tom Burgmeier P 0 3
Team Totals 38 3 11 3 2 5 40 .289 .325 .316 .641 -0.124 1.17 0.746 -0.871 -1.1 24 8
2B: L Bostock (2, off D Bird).
TB: L Bostock 3; B Randall 3; D McKay 2; R Carew 2; D Ford; S Braun.
GIDP: D Ford (4).
RBI: D Ford (13); L Bostock (9); S Braun (9).
2-out RBI: L Bostock; D Ford.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Randall-D Thompson-R Carew; D McKay-B Randall-R Carew.
E: D McKay (4); P Roof (2).
Baserunning
SB: R Carew 2 (10, 2nd base off M Littell/B Martinez, 2nd base off D Bird/B Martinez).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tom Poquette LF 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .231 .333 .308 .641 0.074 0.93 0.140 -0.066 0.9 2 0 2B
Amos Otis CF 4 2 2 2 0 1 4 .307 .411 .600 1.011 0.291 1.51 0.391 -0.101 1.5 4 0 HR,GDP
George Brett 3B 3 0 3 1 1 0 4 .366 .416 .439 .855 0.176 1.27 0.176 0.000 1.2 1 1
John Mayberry 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .167 .300 .222 .522 -0.018 1.18 0.068 -0.086 -0.2 7 1
Hal McRae DH 4 0 3 1 0 1 4 .275 .337 .375 .712 0.169 1.45 0.239 -0.070 1.3 2B
Al Cowens RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .214 .250 .274 .524 -0.214 1.51 0.000 -0.214 -2.0 4 0 GDP
Frank White 2B 4 2 1 0 0 0 4 .155 .197 .190 .386 0.018 0.77 0.081 -0.063 1.1 2 3 SB
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .344 .417 .443 .859 -0.120 1.26 0.000 -0.120 -1.0 0 3 SH
Buck Martinez C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .294 .294 .529 .824 0.001 0.95 0.057 -0.056 -0.4 6 0
Doug Bird P 1 0
   Mark Littell P 0 0
Team Totals 34 6 12 5 2 5 37 .353 .389 .500 .889 0.377 1.18 1.152 -0.776 2.4 27 8
2B: T Poquette (1, off J Hughes); H McRae (3, off J Hughes).
HR: A Otis (5, off J Hughes, 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: F Patek (3, off T Burgmeier).
TB: A Otis 5; H McRae 4; G Brett 3; T Poquette 2; B Martinez; F White; J Mayberry.
GIDP: A Cowens (2); A Otis (1).
RBI: A Otis 2 (15); H McRae (14); T Poquette (3); G Brett (5).
2-out RBI: A Otis 2; H McRae; T Poquette.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Patek-F White-J Mayberry.
E: G Brett (5); B Martinez (1); F Patek (3).
Baserunning
SB: F White (3, 3rd base off T Burgmeier/P Roof).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Hughes 6 7 3 0 2 4 1 5.74 26 54 -0.057 1.19 -0.3
Steve Luebber, L (0-1) 0.1 2 2 2 0 1 0 6.61 3 0 0 -0.124 1.97 -0.7
Tom Burgmeier 1.2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1.17 8 2 2 -0.195 0.92 -1.4
Team Totals 8 12 6 2 2 5 1 2.25 37 54 2 2 -0.376 1.18 -2.4

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Doug Bird, W (3-0) 8 11 3 3 2 3 0 2.14 37 49 -0.015 1.09 -0.4
Mark Littell, S (2) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 3 2 0 0.139 1.84 1.4
Team Totals 9 11 3 3 2 5 0 3.00 40 49 2 0 0.124 1.17 1.1
D Bird faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Evans, 1B - Joe Brinkman, 2B - Greg Kosc, 3B - Nestor Chylak.
Time of Game: 2:33.
Attendance: 9,652.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 76° F.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Lyman Bostock CF 1 Tom Poquette LF
2 Larry Hisle LF 2 Amos Otis CF
3 Rod Carew 1B 3 George Brett 3B
4 Steve Braun DH 4 John Mayberry 1B
5 Dan Ford RF 5 Hal McRae DH
6 Danny Thompson SS 6 Al Cowens RF
7 Phil Roof C 7 Frank White 2B
8 Dave McKay 3B 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Bob Randall 2B 9 Buck Martinez C
Jim Hughes P Doug Bird P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-3 2 -2- RR KCR A. Otis J. Hughes 27% 51% Home Run; Poquette Scores/unER; Otis Scores/unER
b7 3-3 1 1-- KCR A. Otis S. Luebber 12% 71% Single to LF; Martinez to 3B
b7 3-3 1 1-3 R KCR G. Brett T. Burgmeier 12% 83% Single to LF; Martinez Scores; Otis to 2B
t1 1-0 1 1-3 OO MIN D. Ford D. Bird 10% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b5 0-3 2 1-- R KCR T. Poquette J. Hughes 10% 24% Double to RF; White Scores/unER

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Doug Bird facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN L. Bostock D. Bird 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- MIN L. Hisle D. Bird -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- MIN R. Carew D. Bird -7% 43% Single to LF; Hisle to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 R MIN S. Braun D. Bird -10% 33% Single to LF; Hisle Scores; Carew to 3B
t1 1-0 1 1-3 OO MIN D. Ford D. Bird 10% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Jim Hughes facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- KCR T. Poquette J. Hughes 4% 48% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- OO KCR A. Otis J. Hughes -8% 40% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b1 0-1 2 --- KCR G. Brett J. Hughes 1% 41% Walk
b1 0-1 2 1-- O KCR J. Mayberry J. Hughes -2% 39% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Doug Bird facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O MIN D. Thompson D. Bird 2% 41% Strikeout
t2 1-0 1 --- O MIN P. Roof D. Bird 1% 42% Lineout: RF
t2 1-0 2 --- MIN D. McKay D. Bird -1% 41% Single to RF
t2 1-0 2 1-- MIN B. Randall D. Bird -2% 39% Single to RF; McKay to 2B
t2 1-0 2 12- O MIN L. Bostock D. Bird 4% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Jim Hughes facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- KCR H. McRae J. Hughes 4% 47% Single
b2 0-1 0 1-- OO KCR A. Cowens J. Hughes -8% 39% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b2 0-1 2 --- O KCR F. White J. Hughes -1% 38% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Doug Bird facing 2-3-4
t3 1-0 0 --- O MIN L. Hisle D. Bird 2% 40% Strikeout
t3 1-0 1 --- MIN R. Carew D. Bird -2% 38% Single to LF
t3 1-0 1 1-- MIN S. Braun D. Bird -5% 33% Carew Steals 2B; Carew to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t3 1-0 1 --3 O MIN S. Braun D. Bird 6% 39% Flyball: 3B
t3 1-0 2 --3 R MIN D. Ford D. Bird -10% 29% Single to LF; Carew Scores
t3 2-0 2 1-- O MIN D. Thompson D. Bird 2% 31% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Jim Hughes facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Hughes -3% 28% Strikeout
b3 0-2 1 --- O KCR B. Martinez J. Hughes -2% 26% Flyball: RF
b3 0-2 2 --- O KCR T. Poquette J. Hughes -1% 25% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Doug Bird facing 7-8-9
t4 2-0 0 --- O MIN P. Roof D. Bird 2% 27% Lineout: CF
t4 2-0 1 --- O MIN D. McKay D. Bird 1% 28% Foul Flyball: C
t4 2-0 2 --- MIN B. Randall D. Bird -1% 27% Single to LF
t4 2-0 2 1-- R MIN L. Bostock D. Bird -10% 17% Double to LF; Randall Scores; Bostock to 3B/Adv on E5
t4 3-0 2 --3 O MIN L. Hisle D. Bird 2% 19% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Jim Hughes facing 2-3-4
b4 0-3 0 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Hughes -2% 17% Strikeout
b4 0-3 1 --- KCR G. Brett J. Hughes 3% 20% Single to LF
b4 0-3 1 1-- KCR J. Mayberry J. Hughes 7% 26% Single to RF; Brett to 3B
b4 0-3 1 1-3 O KCR H. McRae J. Hughes -7% 19% Strikeout
b4 0-3 2 1-3 O KCR A. Cowens J. Hughes -5% 15% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Royals' Doug Bird facing 3-4-5
t5 3-0 0 --- O MIN R. Carew D. Bird 1% 16% Flyball: LF
t5 3-0 1 --- O MIN S. Braun D. Bird 1% 16% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 3-0 2 --- O MIN D. Ford D. Bird 1% 17% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Jim Hughes facing 7-8-9
b5 0-3 0 --- KCR F. White J. Hughes 4% 21% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b5 0-3 0 1-- O KCR F. Patek J. Hughes -4% 17% Flyball: CF
b5 0-3 1 1-- O KCR B. Martinez J. Hughes -3% 14% Strikeout
b5 0-3 2 1-- R KCR T. Poquette J. Hughes 10% 24% Double to RF; White Scores/unER
b5 1-3 2 -2- RR KCR A. Otis J. Hughes 27% 51% Home Run; Poquette Scores/unER; Otis Scores/unER
b5 3-3 2 --- KCR G. Brett J. Hughes 2% 53% Single to LF
b5 3-3 2 1-- O KCR J. Mayberry J. Hughes -3% 50% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Doug Bird facing 6-7-8
t6 3-3 0 --- O MIN D. Thompson D. Bird 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t6 3-3 1 --- O MIN P. Roof D. Bird 2% 56% Flyball: RF
t6 3-3 2 --- MIN D. McKay D. Bird -2% 54% Single to LF
t6 3-3 2 1-- O MIN B. Randall D. Bird 3% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, Twins' Jim Hughes facing 5-6-7
b6 3-3 0 --- KCR H. McRae J. Hughes 10% 67% Double to LF
b6 3-3 0 -2- O KCR A. Cowens J. Hughes -6% 60% Flyball: LF
b6 3-3 1 -2- O KCR F. White J. Hughes -5% 55% Flyball: 2B
b6 3-3 2 -2- O KCR F. Patek J. Hughes -5% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Tied 3-3, Royals' Doug Bird facing 1-2-3
t7 3-3 0 --- MIN L. Bostock D. Bird -6% 44% Walk
t7 3-3 0 1-- O MIN L. Hisle D. Bird 6% 50% Flyball: RF
t7 3-3 1 1-- MIN R. Carew D. Bird -6% 44% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Bostock to 2B
t7 3-3 1 12- O MIN S. Braun D. Bird 7% 51% Lineout: CF
t7 3-3 2 12- O MIN D. Ford D. Bird 7% 58% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 3-3, Twins' Steve Luebber facing 9-1-2
Steve Luebber replaces Jim Hughes pitching
b7 3-3 0 --- KCR B. Martinez S. Luebber 6% 64% Single to LF
b7 3-3 0 1-- O KCR T. Poquette S. Luebber -5% 59% Strikeout
b7 3-3 1 1-- KCR A. Otis S. Luebber 12% 71% Single to LF; Martinez to 3B
Tom Burgmeier replaces Steve Luebber pitching
b7 3-3 1 1-3 R KCR G. Brett T. Burgmeier 12% 83% Single to LF; Martinez Scores; Otis to 2B
b7 4-3 1 12- O KCR J. Mayberry T. Burgmeier -3% 80% Lineout: RF
b7 4-3 2 12- R KCR H. McRae T. Burgmeier 10% 90% Single to LF; Otis Scores; Brett to 2B
b7 5-3 2 12- O KCR A. Cowens T. Burgmeier -2% 88% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Doug Bird facing 6-7-8
t8 3-5 0 --- O MIN D. Thompson D. Bird 3% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-5 1 --- O MIN P. Roof D. Bird 2% 93% Flyball: CF
t8 3-5 2 --- O MIN D. McKay D. Bird 1% 95% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Twins' Tom Burgmeier facing 7-8-9
b8 5-3 0 --- KCR F. White T. Burgmeier 1% 95% Single to RF
b8 5-3 0 1-- O KCR F. Patek T. Burgmeier -0% 95% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; White to 2B
b8 5-3 1 -2- O KCR B. Martinez T. Burgmeier -1% 94% Flyball: LF
b8 5-3 2 -2- R KCR T. Poquette T. Burgmeier 3% 97% White Steals 3B; White Scores/Adv on E2 (throw to 3B)/unER
b8 6-3 2 --- O KCR T. Poquette T. Burgmeier -0% 97% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 6.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Doug Bird facing 9-1-2
t9 3-6 0 --- MIN B. Randall D. Bird -4% 94% Single to CF
t9 3-6 0 1-- MIN L. Bostock D. Bird -7% 86% Single to RF; Randall to 2B
Mark Littell replaces Doug Bird pitching
t9 3-6 0 12- O MIN L. Hisle M. Littell 6% 92% Strikeout
t9 3-6 1 12- O MIN R. Carew M. Littell 4% 97% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Randall to 3B
t9 3-6 2 1-3 MIN S. Braun M. Littell -1% 96% Carew Steals 2B
t9 3-6 2 -23 O MIN S. Braun M. Littell 4% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 6.

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