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Standings
BOS
@BAL
4
0
OAK
@CHW
7
1
NYY
@DET
1
2
SEA
@KCR
4
2
TEX
@MIN
2
1
CLE
@TOR
8
5
 
(11)
STL
@LAD
3
9
HOU
@MON
6
3
CIN
@PHI
4
10
PIT
@SDP
5
3
CHC
@SFG
10
9
 
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Monday, June 20, 1977,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 21,475, Time of Game: 2:40
Mariners
4
31-39
 Won 3 
7th, 7½ GB
at Royals
2
31-32
 Lost 1 
5th, 4 GB
W: Gary Wheelock (3-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mariners        1  0  1   0  0  0   0  2  0    4  8  0
Royals          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    2  8  0

Seattle Mariners

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Baez 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .305 .351 .376 .727 -0.031 0.87 0.034 -0.065 -0.3 3 4
Steve Braun LF 2 2 2 0 1 0 4 .254 .363 .335 .697 0.116 0.81 0.129 -0.013 1.0 2 0 3B,2B,SH
Dan Meyer 1B 1 1 0 1 2 1 4 .249 .316 .378 .694 0.031 1.23 0.056 -0.025 0.4 8 0 SF
Ruppert Jones CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .267 .332 .490 .822 -0.075 1.20 0.022 -0.097 -0.8 1 0 SB
   Tommy Smith RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .292 .417 .708 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Leroy Stanton DH 4 0 2 3 0 1 4 .263 .327 .447 .775 0.215 1.38 0.266 -0.051 2.1
Bill Stein 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .274 .313 .421 .734 -0.082 0.79 0.000 -0.082 -1.0 2 4
Bob Stinson C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .296 .398 .432 .830 0.020 0.73 0.069 -0.049 -0.0 4 0 2B
Carlos Lopez RF-CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .284 .332 .467 .799 -0.104 0.65 0.026 -0.130 -1.0 6 0
Craig Reynolds SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .235 .257 .295 .552 -0.096 0.62 0.004 -0.100 -1.0 1 3 CS
Gary Wheelock P 0 0
   Mike Kekich P 0 0
   Enrique Romo P 0 0
Team Totals 30 4 8 4 4 6 36 .267 .343 .400 .743 -0.006 0.92 0.606 -0.612 -0.7 27 11
2B: S Braun (12, off D Leonard); B Stinson (8, off D Leonard).
3B: S Braun (1, off D Leonard).
SF: D Meyer (3, off D Leonard).
SH: S Braun (4, off D Leonard).
TB: S Braun 5; L Stanton 2; B Stinson 2; C Lopez; J Baez; C Reynolds.
RBI: L Stanton 3 (27); D Meyer (27).
2-out RBI: L Stanton 3.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 3. B Stein-J Baez-D Meyer 2; B Stein-D Meyer.
Baserunning
SB: R Jones (7, 2nd base off D Leonard/D Porter).
CS: C Reynolds (3, 2nd base by D Leonard/D Porter).

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 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .329 .382 .463 .845 0.128 0.88 0.144 -0.016 1.3 2 0 HR
   Joe Zdeb PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .368 .353 .721 -0.094 3.63 0.000 -0.094 -0.4 0 0
Hal McRae DH 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .279 .351 .450 .800 0.029 1.32 0.142 -0.113 0.3 HR,GDP
George Brett 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .284 .353 .405 .758 -0.104 1.34 0.015 -0.119 -0.6 1 6
John Mayberry 1B 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 .217 .332 .389 .721 -0.013 1.17 0.066 -0.079 -0.1 9 2 HBP
Pete LaCock RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .351 .375 .541 .916 -0.017 1.15 0.048 -0.065 -0.1 0 0
   Al Cowens PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .309 .344 .551 .895 -0.101 2.37 0.000 -0.101 -0.5 0 0 GDP
Darrell Porter C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .271 .356 .465 .820 -0.106 1.66 0.037 -0.143 -0.5 7 1
Amos Otis CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .250 .335 .410 .745 -0.081 1.43 0.054 -0.135 -0.8 2 0
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .265 .317 .365 .682 0.010 1.71 0.074 -0.064 -0.2 1 0
   John Wathan PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .375 .382 .375 .757 0.031 0.58 0.031 0.000 0.1
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .223 .278 .307 .586 -0.143 1.97 0.000 -0.143 -0.9 4 1
   Cookie Rojas PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280 .321 .400 .721 -0.047 1.60 0.000 -0.047 -0.2
Dennis Leonard P 1 1
Team Totals 32 2 8 2 3 4 36 .250 .333 .438 .771 -0.508 1.47 0.611 -1.119 -2.7 27 11
HR: T Poquette (1, off G Wheelock, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); H McRae (6, off M Kekich, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
HBP: J Mayberry (5, by G Wheelock).
TB: T Poquette 5; H McRae 4; J Wathan; F Patek; D Porter; G Brett; P LaCock.
GIDP: A Cowens (5); H McRae (5).
RBI: H McRae (35); T Poquette (13).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Mayberry-F Patek; G Brett-J Mayberry.

Seattle Mariners

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Gary Wheelock, W (3-4) 5 5 1 1 0 1 1 4.66 19 54 0.202 1.06 1.6
Mike Kekich, H (3) 2.1 2 1 1 3 1 1 2.67 12 0 0 0.109 2.11 0.0
Enrique Romo, S (3) 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.09 5 1 0 0.195 1.53 1.1
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 3 4 2 2.00 36 54 1 0 0.506 1.47 2.7

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, L (4-8) 9 8 4 4 4 6 0 4.29 36 57 0.006 0.92 0.7
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 4 6 0 4.00 36 57 0.006 0.92 0.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: G Wheelock (2; J Mayberry).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dave Phillips, 1B - Larry McCoy, 2B - Nick Bremigan, 3B - Durwood Merrill.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: 21,475.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 84° F, Wind 9mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Seattle Mariners         Kansas City Royals
1 Jose Baez 2B 1 Tom Poquette LF
2 Steve Braun LF 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Dan Meyer 1B 3 George Brett 3B
4 Ruppert Jones CF 4 John Mayberry 1B
5 Leroy Stanton DH 5 Pete LaCock RF
6 Bill Stein 3B 6 Darrell Porter C
7 Bob Stinson C 7 Amos Otis CF
8 Carlos Lopez RF 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Craig Reynolds SS 9 Frank White 2B
Gary Wheelock P Dennis Leonard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 2-1 2 -23 RR SEA L. Stanton D. Leonard 17% 92% Single to LF; Baez Scores; Meyer Scores
t7 2-1 0 -2- OO SEA C. Lopez D. Leonard -11% 65% Line Drive Double Play: 1B-SS
b8 2-4 1 1-- OO KCR A. Cowens E. Romo 10% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b1 0-1 0 --- R KCR T. Poquette G. Wheelock -10% 45% Home Run
t1 0-0 2 12- R SEA L. Stanton D. Leonard 10% 59% Single to CF; Braun Scores; Meyer to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Mariners Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O SEA J. Baez D. Leonard -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- SEA S. Braun D. Leonard 4% 52% Double to RF
t1 0-0 1 -2- SEA D. Meyer D. Leonard 2% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 1 12- O SEA R. Jones D. Leonard -4% 49% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 12- R SEA L. Stanton D. Leonard 10% 59% Single to CF; Braun Scores; Meyer to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- O SEA B. Stein D. Leonard -4% 55% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Mariners' Gary Wheelock facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- R KCR T. Poquette G. Wheelock -10% 45% Home Run
b1 1-1 0 --- O KCR H. McRae G. Wheelock 2% 47% Flyball: RF
b1 1-1 1 --- O KCR G. Brett G. Wheelock 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b1 1-1 2 --- KCR J. Mayberry G. Wheelock -1% 48% Hit By Pitch
b1 1-1 2 1-- O KCR P. LaCock G. Wheelock 2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Mariners Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
t2 1-1 0 --- O SEA B. Stinson D. Leonard -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t2 1-1 1 --- SEA C. Lopez D. Leonard 3% 50% Single to LF
t2 1-1 1 1-- OO SEA C. Reynolds D. Leonard -5% 45% Fly Ball Double Play: Foul 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Mariners' Gary Wheelock facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- KCR D. Porter G. Wheelock -4% 41% Single to RF
b2 1-1 0 1-- O KCR A. Otis G. Wheelock 3% 45% Flyball: CF
b2 1-1 1 1-- O KCR F. Patek G. Wheelock 3% 48% Strikeout
b2 1-1 2 1-- O KCR F. White G. Wheelock 2% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Mariners Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t3 1-1 0 --- O SEA J. Baez D. Leonard -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-1 1 --- SEA S. Braun D. Leonard 8% 55% Triple to LF
t3 1-1 1 --3 RO SEA D. Meyer D. Leonard 2% 57% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Braun Scores
t3 2-1 2 --- SEA R. Jones D. Leonard 1% 59% Walk
t3 2-1 2 1-- SEA L. Stanton D. Leonard 1% 60% Jones Steals 2B
t3 2-1 2 -2- O SEA L. Stanton D. Leonard -3% 56% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Mariners' Gary Wheelock facing 1-2-3
b3 1-2 0 --- KCR T. Poquette G. Wheelock -4% 52% Single to CF
b3 1-2 0 1-- OO KCR H. McRae G. Wheelock 9% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b3 1-2 2 --- KCR G. Brett G. Wheelock -2% 59% Single to RF
b3 1-2 2 1-- O KCR J. Mayberry G. Wheelock 3% 62% Foul Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 6-7-8
t4 2-1 0 --- O SEA B. Stein D. Leonard -2% 60% Flyball: CF
t4 2-1 1 --- O SEA B. Stinson D. Leonard -2% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 2-1 2 --- O SEA C. Lopez D. Leonard -1% 57% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Mariners' Gary Wheelock facing 5-6-7
b4 1-2 0 --- KCR P. LaCock G. Wheelock -5% 52% Single to LF
b4 1-2 0 1-- O KCR D. Porter G. Wheelock 5% 57% Flyball: LF
b4 1-2 1 1-- OO KCR A. Otis G. Wheelock 7% 64% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
t5 2-1 0 --- O SEA C. Reynolds D. Leonard -2% 61% Flyball: LF
t5 2-1 1 --- O SEA J. Baez D. Leonard -2% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-1 2 --- SEA S. Braun D. Leonard 1% 61% Walk
t5 2-1 2 1-- O SEA D. Meyer D. Leonard -3% 58% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Mariners' Gary Wheelock facing 8-9-1
b5 1-2 0 --- O KCR F. Patek G. Wheelock 3% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-2 1 --- O KCR F. White G. Wheelock 2% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-2 2 --- O KCR T. Poquette G. Wheelock 2% 66% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
t6 2-1 0 --- O SEA R. Jones D. Leonard -3% 63% Strikeout
t6 2-1 1 --- O SEA L. Stanton D. Leonard -2% 62% Foul Popfly: C
t6 2-1 2 --- O SEA B. Stein D. Leonard -1% 60% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Mariners' Mike Kekich facing 2-3-4
Mike Kekich replaces Gary Wheelock pitching
b6 1-2 0 --- KCR H. McRae M. Kekich -6% 54% Walk
b6 1-2 0 1-- O KCR G. Brett M. Kekich 6% 60% Flyball: RF
b6 1-2 1 1-- O KCR J. Mayberry M. Kekich 5% 65% Popfly: 3B
b6 1-2 2 1-- O KCR P. LaCock M. Kekich 4% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
t7 2-1 0 --- SEA B. Stinson D. Leonard 7% 76% Double to RF
t7 2-1 0 -2- OO SEA C. Lopez D. Leonard -11% 65% Line Drive Double Play: 1B-SS
t7 2-1 2 --- O SEA C. Reynolds D. Leonard -1% 63% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Mariners' Mike Kekich facing 6-7-8
b7 1-2 0 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Kekich 5% 68% Flyball: RF
b7 1-2 1 --- KCR A. Otis M. Kekich -5% 63% Walk
b7 1-2 1 1-- KCR F. Patek M. Kekich -7% 56% Single to LF; Otis to 2B
b7 1-2 1 12- O KCR F. White M. Kekich 9% 65% Strikeout
Joe Zdeb pinch hits for Tom Poquette (LF) batting 1st
b7 1-2 2 12- O KCR J. Zdeb M. Kekich 9% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
Joe Zdeb moves from PH to LF
t8 2-1 0 --- SEA J. Baez D. Leonard 3% 78% Single to LF
t8 2-1 0 1-- O SEA S. Braun D. Leonard -1% 76% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Baez to 2B
t8 2-1 1 -2- SEA D. Meyer D. Leonard 1% 78% Walk
t8 2-1 1 12- O SEA R. Jones D. Leonard -3% 75% Groundout: 1B-P; Baez to 3B; Meyer to 2B
t8 2-1 2 -23 RR SEA L. Stanton D. Leonard 17% 92% Single to LF; Baez Scores; Meyer Scores
t8 4-1 2 1-- O SEA B. Stein D. Leonard -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Mariners' Mike Kekich facing 2-3-4
Carlos Lopez moves from RF to CF
Tommy Smith replaces Ruppert Jones (CF) playing RF batting 4th
b8 1-4 0 --- R KCR H. McRae M. Kekich -8% 83% Home Run
b8 2-4 0 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Kekich 4% 88% Flyball: LF
b8 2-4 1 --- KCR J. Mayberry M. Kekich -5% 82% Walk
Enrique Romo replaces Mike Kekich pitching
Al Cowens pinch hits for Pete LaCock (RF) batting 5th
b8 2-4 1 1-- OO KCR A. Cowens E. Romo 10% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
Al Cowens moves from PH to RF
t9 4-2 0 --- O SEA B. Stinson D. Leonard -1% 92% Strikeout Looking
t9 4-2 1 --- O SEA C. Lopez D. Leonard -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 4-2 2 --- SEA C. Reynolds D. Leonard 0% 91% Single to LF
t9 4-2 2 1-- O SEA J. Baez D. Leonard -1% 91% Reynolds Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Mariners' Enrique Romo facing 6-7-8
b9 2-4 0 --- O KCR D. Porter E. Romo 5% 95% Strikeout
b9 2-4 1 --- O KCR A. Otis E. Romo 3% 98% Strikeout
John Wathan pinch hits for Freddie Patek (SS) batting 8th
b9 2-4 2 --- KCR J. Wathan E. Romo -3% 95% Single to RF
Cookie Rojas pinch hits for Frank White (2B) batting 9th
b9 2-4 2 1-- O KCR C. Rojas E. Romo 5% 100% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 4, Royals 2.

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