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BAL
@BOS
2
3
 
(15)
MIN
@KCR
5
3
DET
@MIL
5
2
CAL
@OAK
1
0
CHW
@TEX
0
3
MON
@CHC
2
8
ATL
@CIN
1
11
SDP
@LAD
3
2
NYM
@PHI
1
2
STL
@PIT
0
1
STL
@PIT
0
1
Sunday, October 3, 1976,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 15,665, Time of Game: 2:15
Twins
5
85-77
 Won 4
3rd, 5 GB
at Royals
3
90-72
 Lost 3
1st
W: Jim Hughes (9-14)
L: Paul Splittorff (11-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           1  0  3   0  0  0   0  1  0    5 11  0
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  0   1  0  1    3  6  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Kusick DH 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .259 .344 .432 .777 0.004 0.46 0.038 -0.034 -0.2
Dan Ford RF 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .267 .323 .457 .781 0.042 0.78 0.074 -0.032 -0.0 3 1
Rod Carew 1B 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .331 .395 .463 .858 -0.007 0.58 0.053 -0.060 -0.2 7 1 2B,CS
Larry Hisle CF 5 1 2 2 0 1 5 .272 .335 .394 .730 0.168 0.71 0.182 -0.014 1.3 4 0 2B
Steve Brye LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .264 .295 .329 .624 0.023 0.82 0.093 -0.071 0.2 2 0 2B
Jerry Terrell 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .246 .286 .275 .561 0.029 0.72 0.083 -0.054 0.6 2 1 SB
Glenn Borgmann C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .246 .417 .338 .755 -0.031 0.53 0.015 -0.046 -0.4 5 0
Mike Cubbage 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .257 .346 .358 .704 0.026 0.53 0.061 -0.035 0.2 1 2
Luis Gomez SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .193 .233 .211 .444 -0.032 0.33 0.000 -0.032 -0.7 2 3
Jim Hughes P 1 2
Team Totals 38 5 11 4 2 1 40 .289 .325 .368 .693 0.222 0.62 0.599 -0.378 0.9 27 10
2B: L Hisle (19, off P Splittorff); S Brye (11, off P Splittorff); R Carew (29, off L Gura).
TB: S Brye 3; L Hisle 3; R Carew 3; J Terrell 2; C Kusick 2; G Borgmann.
RBI: L Hisle 2 (96); S Brye (23); J Terrell (8).
2-out RBI: L Hisle; J Terrell; S Brye.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: D Ford (G Brett at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: J Terrell (11, 2nd base off L Gura/B Stinson).
CS: R Carew (22, 3rd base by L Gura/B Stinson).

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 0 0 0 0 0 4 .302 .361 .430 .792 -0.063 0.64 0.000 -0.063 -0.7 1 0
Amos Otis CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .279 .341 .444 .785 -0.024 0.57 0.020 -0.045 -0.2 6 0
George Brett 3B 4 2 3 2 0 0 4 .333 .377 .462 .839 0.107 0.69 0.118 -0.010 2.1 1 4 HR,2·2B
Hal McRae DH 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .332 .407 .461 .868 0.052 1.03 0.102 -0.051 0.5
John Mayberry 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .232 .322 .342 .663 -0.070 1.17 0.027 -0.097 -0.6 13 0
   Willie Wilson PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Al Cowens RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .265 .298 .341 .639 -0.082 1.15 0.000 -0.082 -0.6 2 0
   Jim Wohlford PR-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .249 .314 .307 .621 -0.040 1.45 0.000 -0.040 -0.2 0 0
Bob Stinson C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .263 .342 .335 .677 -0.069 0.88 0.000 -0.069 -0.6 1 1
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .241 .318 .306 .624 -0.044 0.60 0.000 -0.044 -0.5 1 5
Frank White 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .229 .263 .307 .570 -0.031 0.62 0.000 -0.031 -0.3 2 5
   Jamie Quirk PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .246 .252 .325 .577 -0.014 0.58 0.000 -0.014 -0.1
   Dave Nelson 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .298 .307 .605 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Paul Splittorff P 0 0
   Al Fitzmorris P 0 0
   Larry Gura P 0 0
   Steve Mingori P 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 6 3 1 5 33 .188 .212 .344 .556 -0.278 0.83 0.267 -0.546 -1.1 27 15
2B: G Brett 2 (34, 2 off J Hughes).
HR: G Brett (7, off J Hughes, 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: G Brett 8; H McRae 2; A Otis.
RBI: G Brett 2 (67); H McRae (73).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 1.
Fielding
E: A Otis (3).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Hughes, W (9-14) 9 6 3 3 1 5 1 4.98 33 67 0.279 0.83 1.1
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 1 5 1 3.00 33 67 0.279 0.83 1.1

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, L (11-8) 4 6 4 4 2 0 0 3.97 20 32 -0.240 0.90 -2.2
Al Fitzmorris 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.06 8 0 0 0.044 0.40 0.9
Larry Gura 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2.30 8 0 0 -0.032 0.40 -0.1
Steve Mingori 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.32 4 0 0 0.006 0.09 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 5 4 2 1 0 4.00 40 32 0 0 -0.222 0.62 -0.9
Balks: None.
WP: P Splittorff (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Russ Goetz, 1B - George Maloney, 2B - Jim McKean, 3B - Nick Bremigan.
Time of Game: 2:15.
Attendance: 15,665.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Craig Kusick DH 1 Tom Poquette LF
2 Dan Ford RF 2 Amos Otis CF
3 Rod Carew 1B 3 George Brett 3B
4 Larry Hisle CF 4 Hal McRae DH
5 Steve Brye LF 5 John Mayberry 1B
6 Jerry Terrell 2B 6 Al Cowens RF
7 Glenn Borgmann C 7 Bob Stinson C
8 Mike Cubbage 3B 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Luis Gomez SS 9 Frank White 2B
Jim Hughes P Paul Splittorff P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 1-0 2 --3 R MIN L. Hisle P. Splittorff 10% 72% Double to LF; Kusick Scores
b7 1-4 0 -2- R KCR H. McRae J. Hughes -9% 74% Single to LF; Brett Scores
t3 2-0 2 -2- R MIN S. Brye P. Splittorff 9% 81% Double to LF; Hisle Scores
t1 0-0 1 -23 R MIN L. Hisle P. Splittorff 8% 67% Single to CF; Ford Scores; Carew to 3B
b7 1-4 0 --- KCR G. Brett J. Hughes -7% 83% Double to RF

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' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN C. Kusick P. Splittorff -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- MIN D. Ford P. Splittorff 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- MIN R. Carew P. Splittorff 4% 54% Walk; Ford to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- MIN L. Hisle P. Splittorff 5% 59% Wild Pitch; Ford to 3B; Carew to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -23 R MIN L. Hisle P. Splittorff 8% 67% Single to CF; Ford Scores; Carew to 3B
t1 1-0 1 1-3 O MIN S. Brye P. Splittorff -6% 61% Flyball: RF
t1 1-0 2 1-3 O MIN J. Terrell P. Splittorff -4% 56% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 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 --- O KCR T. Poquette J. Hughes 2% 59% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 1 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Hughes 2% 60% Lineout: LF
b1 0-1 2 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Hughes 1% 61% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- O MIN G. Borgmann P. Splittorff -2% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- O MIN M. Cubbage P. Splittorff -1% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-0 2 --- O MIN L. Gomez P. Splittorff -1% 57% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Jim Hughes facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Hughes 2% 59% Flyball: CF
b2 0-1 1 --- O KCR J. Mayberry J. Hughes 2% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-1 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens J. Hughes 1% 62% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- MIN C. Kusick P. Splittorff 3% 66% Single to LF
t3 1-0 0 1-- O MIN D. Ford P. Splittorff -1% 64% Groundout: SS-1B; Kusick to 2B
t3 1-0 1 -2- O MIN R. Carew P. Splittorff -3% 61% Groundout: SS-1B; Kusick to 3B
t3 1-0 2 --3 R MIN L. Hisle P. Splittorff 10% 72% Double to LF; Kusick Scores
t3 2-0 2 -2- R MIN S. Brye P. Splittorff 9% 81% Double to LF; Hisle Scores
t3 3-0 2 -2- R MIN J. Terrell P. Splittorff 6% 87% Single to CF; Brye Scores
t3 4-0 2 1-- O MIN G. Borgmann P. Splittorff -1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Jim Hughes facing 7-8-9
b3 0-4 0 --- O KCR B. Stinson J. Hughes 2% 88% Strikeout
b3 0-4 1 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Hughes 1% 89% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-4 2 --- O KCR F. White J. Hughes 1% 89% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
t4 4-0 0 --- O MIN M. Cubbage P. Splittorff -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 4-0 1 --- O MIN L. Gomez P. Splittorff -1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 4-0 2 --- MIN C. Kusick P. Splittorff 0% 88% Single to LF
t4 4-0 2 1-- O MIN D. Ford P. Splittorff -1% 88% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Jim Hughes facing 1-2-3
b4 0-4 0 --- O KCR T. Poquette J. Hughes 2% 89% Popfly: 2B
b4 0-4 1 --- KCR A. Otis J. Hughes -2% 87% Single to LF
b4 0-4 1 1-- RO KCR G. Brett J. Hughes -3% 85% Double to RF; Otis Scores; Brett out at 3B/RF-2B-3B
b4 1-4 2 --- KCR H. McRae J. Hughes -1% 83% Single to CF
b4 1-4 2 1-- O KCR J. Mayberry J. Hughes 2% 85% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Al Fitzmorris facing 3-4-5
Al Fitzmorris replaces Paul Splittorff pitching
t5 4-1 0 --- O MIN R. Carew A. Fitzmorris -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 4-1 1 --- O MIN L. Hisle A. Fitzmorris -1% 84% Strikeout
t5 4-1 2 --- MIN S. Brye A. Fitzmorris 1% 84% Single to CF
t5 4-1 2 1-- O MIN J. Terrell A. Fitzmorris -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Twins' Jim Hughes facing 6-7-8
b5 1-4 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens J. Hughes 2% 85% Foul Popfly: 1B
b5 1-4 1 --- O KCR B. Stinson J. Hughes 2% 87% Foul Flyball: RF
b5 1-4 2 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Hughes 1% 88% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Al Fitzmorris facing 7-8-9
t6 4-1 0 --- MIN G. Borgmann A. Fitzmorris 1% 89% Single to CF
t6 4-1 0 1-- O MIN M. Cubbage A. Fitzmorris -1% 88% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t6 4-1 1 1-- O MIN L. Gomez A. Fitzmorris -1% 87% Lineout: CF
t6 4-1 2 1-- O MIN C. Kusick A. Fitzmorris -1% 86% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Twins' Jim Hughes facing 9-1-2
b6 1-4 0 --- O KCR F. White J. Hughes 2% 88% Strikeout
b6 1-4 1 --- O KCR T. Poquette J. Hughes 2% 90% Lineout: RF
b6 1-4 2 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Hughes 1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 2-3-4
Larry Gura replaces Al Fitzmorris pitching
t7 4-1 0 --- O MIN D. Ford L. Gura -1% 90% Flyball: RF
t7 4-1 1 --- MIN R. Carew L. Gura 2% 92% Double to LF
t7 4-1 1 -2- O MIN L. Hisle L. Gura -2% 89% Carew Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
t7 4-1 2 --- O MIN L. Hisle L. Gura -0% 89% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Twins' Jim Hughes facing 3-4-5
b7 1-4 0 --- KCR G. Brett J. Hughes -7% 83% Double to RF
b7 1-4 0 -2- R KCR H. McRae J. Hughes -9% 74% Single to LF; Brett Scores
b7 2-4 0 1-- O KCR J. Mayberry J. Hughes 6% 80% Strikeout
b7 2-4 1 1-- O KCR A. Cowens J. Hughes 5% 84% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
Jim Wohlford pinch runs for Al Cowens (RF) batting 6th
b7 2-4 2 1-- O KCR B. Stinson J. Hughes 4% 88% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 5-6-7
Jim Wohlford moves from PR to RF
t8 4-2 0 --- O MIN S. Brye L. Gura -1% 87% Flyball: LF
t8 4-2 1 --- MIN J. Terrell L. Gura 1% 88% Single to CF
t8 4-2 1 1-- MIN G. Borgmann L. Gura 1% 89% Terrell Steals 2B
t8 4-2 1 -2- O MIN G. Borgmann L. Gura -2% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 4-2 2 -2- R MIN M. Cubbage L. Gura 6% 93% Reached on E8 (Fly Ball); Terrell Scores/No RBI/unER
t8 5-2 2 1-- O MIN L. Gomez L. Gura -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Jim Hughes facing 8-9-1
b8 2-5 0 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Hughes 2% 95% Popfly: SS
Jamie Quirk pinch hits for Frank White (2B) batting 9th
b8 2-5 1 --- O KCR J. Quirk J. Hughes 1% 96% Lineout: RF
b8 2-5 2 --- O KCR T. Poquette J. Hughes 1% 97% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 1-2-3
Steve Mingori replaces Larry Gura pitching
Dave Nelson replaces Jamie Quirk (PH) playing 2B batting 9th
t9 5-2 0 --- O MIN C. Kusick S. Mingori -0% 97% Flyball: CF
t9 5-2 1 --- O MIN D. Ford S. Mingori -0% 97% Popfly: SS
t9 5-2 2 --- MIN R. Carew S. Mingori 0% 97% Single to CF
t9 5-2 2 1-- O MIN L. Hisle S. Mingori -0% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Jim Hughes facing 2-3-4
b9 2-5 0 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Hughes 2% 99% Flyball: CF
b9 2-5 1 --- R KCR G. Brett J. Hughes -2% 96% Inside-the-park Home Run to LF
b9 3-5 1 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Hughes 3% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 3-5 2 --- KCR J. Mayberry J. Hughes -3% 96% Walk
Willie Wilson pinch runs for John Mayberry (1B) batting 5th
b9 3-5 2 1-- O KCR J. Wohlford J. Hughes 4% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Royals 3.

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