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Standings
NYY
@BAL
5
6
TOR
@CLE
2
3
CHW
@DET
5
2
OAK
@KCR
7
1
BOS
@MIL
2
3
SEA
@MIN
5
2
CAL
@TEX
2
7
STL
@CHC
4
3
CIN
@HOU
3
1
SDP
@LAD
2
1
 
(10)
MON
@NYM
5
7
 
(17)
PHI
@PIT
8
9
 
(12)
ATL
@SFG
4
5
 
(11)
Saturday, July 9, 1977,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 35,175, Time of Game: 2:39
Athletics
7
35-47
 Won 1 
6th, 14½ GB
at Royals
1
44-37
 Lost 1 
3rd, 5 GB
W: Rick Langford (7-7)
L: Jim Colborn (10-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   3  0  1   0  2  1    7  9  0
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  8  1

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rodney Scott 2B 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .292 .363 .323 .686 -0.053 0.52 0.021 -0.073 -0.1 2 1 CS
Manny Sanguillen C 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .269 .294 .337 .630 -0.057 0.45 0.000 -0.058 -0.7 4 0 SH
Mitchell Page LF 3 2 1 0 1 1 4 .288 .354 .487 .840 0.015 0.51 0.045 -0.030 0.7 1 0 SB
   Larry Murray LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .155 .197 .172 .369 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.2 0 0
Wayne Gross 3B 4 2 2 2 1 0 5 .244 .341 .456 .797 0.097 0.51 0.122 -0.025 2.2 0 4 2·2B
Earl Williams 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 5 .240 .289 .419 .709 0.022 0.69 0.074 -0.051 -0.6 14 1 HBP
Willie Crawford RF 2 1 1 1 2 0 4 .239 .325 .313 .638 0.051 1.27 0.088 -0.036 0.9 2 0 IW
   Matt Alexander PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .379 .308 .687 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rich McKinney DH 3 0 1 2 1 1 4 .196 .250 .371 .621 0.267 1.46 0.307 -0.039 2.5
Tony Armas CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .238 .286 .403 .689 -0.121 0.77 0.000 -0.121 -2.5 3 0 GDP
Rob Picciolo SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .170 .214 .222 .435 -0.044 0.45 0.001 -0.046 -0.3 0 5
Rick Langford P 1 1
Team Totals 34 7 9 5 5 4 41 .265 .375 .324 .699 0.177 0.69 0.658 -0.479 2.3 27 12
2B: W Gross 2 (15, 1 off L Gura, 1 off J Colborn).
SH: M Sanguillen (1, off S Mingori).
IBB: W Crawford (2, by M Littell).
HBP: E Williams (5, by J Colborn).
TB: W Gross 4; R Scott 2; W Crawford; M Page; R McKinney; R Picciolo; E Williams.
GIDP: T Armas (3).
RBI: W Gross 2 (40); R McKinney 2 (14); W Crawford (24).
2-out RBI: R McKinney 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Gross-R Scott-E Williams.
Baserunning
SB: M Page (20, 2nd base off L Gura/D Porter).
CS: R Scott (11, 2nd base by J Colborn/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 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .294 .338 .402 .740 -0.118 0.95 0.000 -0.118 -1.3 2 0
Hal McRae DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .290 .358 .486 .845 -0.104 0.97 0.000 -0.104 -1.1
George Brett 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .289 .355 .429 .784 0.065 0.55 0.094 -0.029 0.8 0 3 3B
John Mayberry 1B 2 0 0 1 1 0 4 .228 .351 .413 .764 -0.031 0.75 0.023 -0.054 -0.4 14 0 SF
Al Cowens RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .300 .339 .521 .860 -0.066 0.68 0.004 -0.070 -0.3 1 0
Darrell Porter C 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .288 .372 .502 .875 -0.017 0.55 0.027 -0.044 -0.5 4 1 2B
Amos Otis CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .256 .335 .438 .773 -0.078 0.80 0.005 -0.083 -0.1 3 0
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .267 .310 .363 .673 0.002 0.65 0.042 -0.040 -1.1 1 4 GDP
Frank White 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .250 .297 .349 .646 0.024 1.02 0.071 -0.047 0.3 2 3
Jim Colborn P 0 0
   Marty Pattin P 0 1
   Larry Gura P 0 0
   Mark Littell P 0 0
   Steve Mingori P 0 0
Team Totals 33 1 8 1 1 4 35 .242 .257 .333 .590 -0.323 0.76 0.266 -0.589 -3.6 27 12
2B: D Porter (14, off R Langford).
3B: G Brett (5, off R Langford).
SF: J Mayberry (3, off R Langford).
TB: G Brett 4; D Porter 2; F Patek 2; A Otis; A Cowens; F White.
GIDP: F Patek (4).
RBI: J Mayberry (44).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. F White-J Mayberry.
E: A Cowens (3).

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Langford, W (7-7) 9 8 1 1 1 4 0 2.97 35 70 0.323 0.76 3.7
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 1 4 0 1.00 35 70 0.323 0.76 3.7

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Colborn, L (10-9) 5.1 6 4 3 2 2 0 3.38 24 42 -0.189 1.00 -1.8
Marty Pattin 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.70 5 2 0 0.064 0.58 1.4
Larry Gura 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 3.46 2 0 0 -0.046 0.34 -1.6
Mark Littell 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.73 4 1 1 -0.004 0.27 0.1
Steve Mingori 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.05 6 0 0 -0.003 0.01 -0.5
Team Totals 9 9 7 6 5 4 0 6.00 41 42 3 1 -0.178 0.69 -2.3
L Gura faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: R Langford (2); M Littell (3).
HBP: J Colborn (8; E Williams).
IBB: M Littell (4; W Crawford).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Nestor Chylak, 1B - Steve Palermo, 2B - Joe Brinkman, 3B - Rich Garcia.
Time of Game: 2:39.
Attendance: 35,175.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics         Kansas City Royals
1 Rodney Scott 2B 1 Tom Poquette LF
2 Manny Sanguillen C 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Mitchell Page LF 3 George Brett 3B
4 Wayne Gross 3B 4 John Mayberry 1B
5 Earl Williams 1B 5 Al Cowens RF
6 Willie Crawford RF 6 Darrell Porter C
7 Rich McKinney DH 7 Amos Otis CF
8 Tony Armas CF 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Rob Picciolo SS 9 Frank White 2B
Rick Langford P Jim Colborn P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-0 2 123 RRR OAK R. McKinney J. Colborn 28% 81% Single to RF; Gross Scores; Williams Scores; Crawford Scores/Adv on E9/No RBI/unER; McKinney to 3B
b4 0-3 0 --- KCR G. Brett R. Langford -9% 69% Triple to LF
b3 0-0 1 1-3 O KCR T. Poquette R. Langford 7% 44% Strikeout
b3 0-0 1 1-- KCR F. White R. Langford -7% 37% Single to LF; Patek to 3B
t6 4-1 1 123 OO OAK T. Armas M. Pattin -7% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O OAK R. Scott J. Colborn -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O OAK M. Sanguillen J. Colborn -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O OAK M. Page J. Colborn -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR T. Poquette R. Langford 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Langford 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Langford 1% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- OAK W. Gross J. Colborn 6% 56% Double to CF
t2 0-0 0 -2- O OAK E. Williams J. Colborn -4% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 -2- O OAK W. Crawford J. Colborn -4% 48% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 -2- O OAK R. McKinney J. Colborn -3% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Mayberry R. Langford 2% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens R. Langford 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O KCR D. Porter R. Langford 1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O OAK T. Armas J. Colborn -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O OAK R. Picciolo J. Colborn -2% 46% Flyball: LF
t3 0-0 2 --- O OAK R. Scott J. Colborn -1% 44% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O KCR A. Otis R. Langford 3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- KCR F. Patek R. Langford -3% 44% Single to LF
b3 0-0 1 1-- KCR F. White R. Langford -7% 37% Single to LF; Patek to 3B
b3 0-0 1 1-3 O KCR T. Poquette R. Langford 7% 44% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 1-3 O KCR H. McRae R. Langford 6% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- O OAK M. Sanguillen J. Colborn -3% 47% Lineout: CF
t4 0-0 1 --- O OAK M. Page J. Colborn -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- OAK W. Gross J. Colborn 2% 47% Walk
t4 0-0 2 1-- OAK E. Williams J. Colborn 2% 49% Hit By Pitch; Gross to 2B
t4 0-0 2 12- OAK W. Crawford J. Colborn 4% 53% Walk; Gross to 3B; Williams to 2B
t4 0-0 2 123 RRR OAK R. McKinney J. Colborn 28% 81% Single to RF; Gross Scores; Williams Scores; Crawford Scores/Adv on E9/No RBI/unER; McKinney to 3B
t4 3-0 2 --3 O OAK T. Armas J. Colborn -2% 78% Foul Popfly: 1B
3 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 3-4-5
b4 0-3 0 --- KCR G. Brett R. Langford -9% 69% Triple to LF
b4 0-3 0 --3 RO KCR J. Mayberry R. Langford 2% 72% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Brett Scores
b4 1-3 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens R. Langford 2% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-3 2 --- KCR D. Porter R. Langford -3% 71% Double to CF
b4 1-3 2 -2- O KCR A. Otis R. Langford 4% 75% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 9-1-2
t5 3-1 0 --- O OAK R. Picciolo J. Colborn -2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 3-1 1 --- OAK R. Scott J. Colborn 2% 75% Single to CF
t5 3-1 1 1-- O OAK M. Sanguillen J. Colborn -3% 72% Scott Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t5 3-1 2 --- O OAK M. Sanguillen J. Colborn -1% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 8-9-1
b5 1-3 0 --- O KCR F. Patek R. Langford 3% 74% Foul Popfly: 2B
b5 1-3 1 --- O KCR F. White R. Langford 2% 76% Lineout: RF
b5 1-3 2 --- O KCR T. Poquette R. Langford 1% 78% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 3-4-5
t6 3-1 0 --- OAK M. Page J. Colborn 3% 80% Single to RF
t6 3-1 0 1-- O OAK W. Gross J. Colborn -2% 78% Flyball: RF
t6 3-1 1 1-- OAK E. Williams J. Colborn 5% 83% Single to LF; Page to 3B
t6 3-1 1 1-3 R OAK W. Crawford J. Colborn 5% 88% Single to RF; Page Scores; Williams to 2B
Marty Pattin replaces Jim Colborn pitching
t6 4-1 1 12- OAK R. McKinney M. Pattin 3% 91% Walk; Williams to 3B; Crawford to 2B
t6 4-1 1 123 OO OAK T. Armas M. Pattin -7% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 2-3-4
b6 1-4 0 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Langford 3% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-4 1 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Langford 2% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 1-4 2 --- KCR J. Mayberry R. Langford -1% 87% Walk
b6 1-4 2 1-- KCR A. Cowens R. Langford -1% 86% Wild Pitch; Mayberry to 2B
b6 1-4 2 -2- O KCR A. Cowens R. Langford 3% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 9-1-2
t7 4-1 0 --- O OAK R. Picciolo M. Pattin -1% 88% Groundout: P-1B
t7 4-1 1 --- O OAK R. Scott M. Pattin -1% 88% Strikeout
t7 4-1 2 --- O OAK M. Sanguillen M. Pattin -0% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 6-7-8
b7 1-4 0 --- O KCR D. Porter R. Langford 3% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 1-4 1 --- O KCR A. Otis R. Langford 2% 92% Popfly: 1B
b7 1-4 2 --- KCR F. Patek R. Langford -1% 90% Single to RF
b7 1-4 2 1-- O KCR F. White R. Langford 2% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 3-4-5
Larry Gura replaces Marty Pattin pitching
t8 4-1 0 --- OAK M. Page L. Gura 1% 94% Walk
t8 4-1 0 1-- OAK W. Gross L. Gura 1% 95% Page Steals 2B
t8 4-1 0 -2- R OAK W. Gross L. Gura 3% 97% Double to RF; Page Scores
Mark Littell replaces Larry Gura pitching
t8 5-1 0 -2- O OAK E. Williams M. Littell -1% 97% Strikeout
t8 5-1 1 -2- OAK W. Crawford M. Littell 0% 97% Intentional Walk
Matt Alexander pinch runs for Willie Crawford (RF) batting 6th
t8 5-1 1 12- O OAK R. McKinney M. Littell -1% 96% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Gross to 3B
t8 5-1 2 1-3 R OAK T. Armas M. Littell 2% 98% Wild Pitch; Gross Scores; McKinney to 2B
t8 6-1 2 -2- O OAK T. Armas M. Littell -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-6, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 1-2-3
Larry Murray replaces Mitchell Page playing LF batting 3rd
Matt Alexander moves from PR to RF
b8 1-6 0 --- O KCR T. Poquette R. Langford 1% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
b8 1-6 1 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Langford 0% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 1-6 2 --- KCR G. Brett R. Langford -0% 99% Single to LF
b8 1-6 2 1-- O KCR J. Mayberry R. Langford 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Royals 1.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-1, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 9-1-2
Steve Mingori replaces Mark Littell pitching
t9 6-1 0 --- OAK R. Picciolo S. Mingori 0% 99% Single to LF
t9 6-1 0 1-- OAK R. Scott S. Mingori 0% 100% Single to RF; Picciolo to 2B
t9 6-1 0 12- O OAK M. Sanguillen S. Mingori 0% 100% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Picciolo to 3B; Scott to 2B
t9 6-1 1 -23 OAK L. Murray S. Mingori 0% 100% Fielder's Choice ; Picciolo stays at 3B; Scott stays at 2B; Murray to 1B
t9 6-1 1 123 RO OAK W. Gross S. Mingori 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Picciolo Scores; Scott to 3B; Murray to 2B
t9 7-1 2 -23 O OAK E. Williams S. Mingori -0% 100% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 7, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-7, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 5-6-7
b9 1-7 0 --- KCR A. Cowens R. Langford -0% 99% Single to LF
b9 1-7 0 1-- O KCR D. Porter R. Langford 0% 100% Strikeout
b9 1-7 1 1-- KCR A. Otis R. Langford -1% 99% Single to RF; Cowens to 3B
b9 1-7 1 1-3 OO KCR F. Patek R. Langford 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 7, Royals 1.

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