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Saturday, August 6, 1977,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 40,099, Time of Game: 2:23
White Sox
3
63-43
 Lost 2 
1st
at Royals
6
60-45
 Won 4 
3rd, 2½ GB
W: Jim Colborn (12-10)
L: Dave Hamilton (2-4)
S: Doug Bird (2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       3  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  8  4
Royals          1  0  0   0  0  0   3  2  X    6  9  1

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ralph Garr LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .306 .332 .444 .777 -0.065 1.20 0.035 -0.100 -0.5 0 0
Jorge Orta 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .289 .351 .441 .792 0.000 1.16 0.082 -0.081 0.3 5 1 GDP
Richie Zisk RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .304 .377 .545 .921 -0.079 1.17 0.026 -0.105 -0.7 0 0
Oscar Gamble DH 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .267 .354 .537 .891 0.176 1.17 0.223 -0.047 1.7 2B
Jim Spencer 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .251 .299 .423 .722 0.036 1.04 0.095 -0.059 -0.0 9 1 GDP
Chet Lemon CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .282 .359 .488 .847 -0.178 1.12 0.000 -0.178 -1.7 2 0 GDP
Jack Brohamer 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .267 .378 .400 .778 -0.056 0.54 0.000 -0.056 -0.9 2 5
Jim Essian C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .280 .381 .443 .824 -0.013 0.39 0.009 -0.022 -0.1 3 1
Tim Nordbrook SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .294 .480 .294 .774 0.020 0.55 0.037 -0.017 0.3 2 3
Wilbur Wood P 0 0
   Dave Hamilton P 0 0
   Jack Kucek P 1 0
Team Totals 32 3 8 3 2 0 34 .250 .294 .281 .575 -0.159 0.95 0.507 -0.665 -1.7 24 11
2B: O Gamble (12, off J Colborn).
TB: O Gamble 3; T Nordbrook 2; R Garr; R Zisk; J Orta; J Spencer.
GIDP: C Lemon (3); J Spencer (8); J Orta (8).
RBI: O Gamble 2 (48); J Spencer (56).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Spencer-T Nordbrook-J Spencer; J Brohamer-J Spencer.
E: J Spencer (8); T Nordbrook 3 (6).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
George Brett 3B 4 2 2 3 1 0 5 .309 .366 .507 .873 0.302 1.81 0.427 -0.124 1.7 0 3 HR,3B
Hal McRae DH 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .290 .351 .494 .846 -0.101 1.35 0.043 -0.144 -1.2
Amos Otis CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .265 .347 .468 .814 -0.156 1.16 0.000 -0.156 -1.4 3 0
Al Cowens RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .307 .348 .518 .866 -0.013 0.67 0.043 -0.056 -0.1 2 0 CS,HBP
John Mayberry 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .246 .360 .439 .799 -0.051 0.91 0.040 -0.090 -0.3 12 2 HBP,GDP
   John Wathan PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .283 .321 .605 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Pete LaCock 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .329 .377 .468 .845 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Joe Zdeb LF 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .311 .367 .434 .801 0.211 0.99 0.211 0.000 2.1 0 0 3B,2B
Darrell Porter C 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .274 .353 .463 .816 -0.028 1.68 0.099 -0.127 0.3 0 1
Freddie Patek SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .271 .319 .362 .681 0.027 1.69 0.143 -0.115 -0.1 5 4 SB,SH
Bob Heise 2B 2 1 1 1 1 0 4 .297 .316 .351 .667 0.149 1.63 0.176 -0.027 0.8 2 7 SH
Jim Colborn P 2 1
   Doug Bird P 0 0
Team Totals 31 6 9 5 3 3 38 .290 .389 .548 .937 0.340 1.32 1.182 -0.839 1.9 27 18
2B: J Zdeb (5, off W Wood).
3B: G Brett (8, off W Wood); J Zdeb (1, off W Wood).
HR: G Brett (12, off D Hamilton, 7th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to CF-RF).
SH: F Patek (9, off J Kucek); B Heise (1, off J Kucek).
HBP: J Mayberry (7, by W Wood); A Cowens (5, by J Kucek).
TB: G Brett 7; J Zdeb 6; F Patek; D Porter; B Heise; J Mayberry.
GIDP: J Mayberry (7).
RBI: G Brett 3 (53); D Porter (43); B Heise (3).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 3. G Brett-B Heise-P LaCock; B Heise-F Patek-J Mayberry; G Brett-F Patek-J Mayberry.
E: A Cowens (5).
Baserunning
SB: F Patek (35, 3rd base off W Wood/J Essian).
CS: A Cowens (9, 2nd base by J Kucek/J Essian).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Wilbur Wood 6 6 3 1 2 2 0 4.16 27 52 0.060 1.56 0.8
Dave Hamilton, BS (3), L (2-4) 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 4.75 1 2 2 -0.346 3.41 -1.7
Jack Kucek 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 3.13 10 0 0 -0.055 0.55 -1.0
Team Totals 8 9 6 2 3 3 1 2.25 38 52 2 2 -0.341 1.32 -1.9
W Wood faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.
D Hamilton faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Colborn, W (12-10) 8 8 3 2 2 0 0 3.71 32 54 0.009 0.91 0.1
Doug Bird, S (2) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.25 2 2 0 0.150 1.69 1.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 2 2 0 0 2.00 34 54 2 0 0.159 0.95 1.7
J Colborn faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: W Wood (6; J Mayberry); J Kucek (2; A Cowens).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry McCoy, 1B - Nick Bremigan, 2B - Durwood Merrill, 3B - Dave Phillips.
Time of Game: 2:23.
Attendance: 40,099.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 91° F.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Ralph Garr LF 1 George Brett 3B
2 Jorge Orta 2B 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Richie Zisk RF 3 Amos Otis CF
4 Oscar Gamble DH 4 Al Cowens RF
5 Jim Spencer 1B 5 John Mayberry 1B
6 Chet Lemon CF 6 Joe Zdeb LF
7 Jack Brohamer 3B 7 Darrell Porter C
8 Jim Essian C 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Tim Nordbrook SS 9 Bob Heise 2B
Wilbur Wood P Jim Colborn P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 1-3 0 1-3 RRR KCR G. Brett D. Hamilton 35% 79% Home Run (CF-RF); Patek Scores/unER; Heise Scores
t1 0-0 1 12- RR CHW O. Gamble J. Colborn -18% 28% Double (CF-RF); Garr Scores; Orta Scores; Gamble to 3B/Adv on E9
t9 3-6 0 12- OO CHW C. Lemon D. Bird 14% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Gamble to 3B
b5 1-3 2 123 O KCR H. McRae W. Wood -11% 22% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 1-3 1 123 O KCR G. Brett W. Wood -11% 33% Popfly: 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CHW R. Garr J. Colborn -4% 46% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- CHW J. Orta J. Colborn -5% 41% Walk; Garr to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- O CHW R. Zisk J. Colborn 5% 46% Foul Popfly: 1B
t1 0-0 1 12- RR CHW O. Gamble J. Colborn -18% 28% Double (CF-RF); Garr Scores; Orta Scores; Gamble to 3B/Adv on E9
t1 2-0 1 --3 RO CHW J. Spencer J. Colborn -2% 26% Groundout: SS-1B; Gamble Scores/unER
t1 3-0 2 --- O CHW C. Lemon J. Colborn 1% 27% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, White Sox' Wilbur Wood facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- KCR G. Brett W. Wood 8% 35% Triple (CF-RF)
b1 0-3 0 --3 R KCR H. McRae W. Wood 4% 39% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Brett Scores/No RBI/unER
b1 1-3 0 1-- OO KCR A. Otis W. Wood -8% 31% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B
b1 1-3 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens W. Wood -1% 30% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 7-8-9
t2 3-1 0 --- O CHW J. Brohamer J. Colborn 2% 32% Groundout: P-1B
t2 3-1 1 --- O CHW J. Essian J. Colborn 1% 33% Flyball: RF
t2 3-1 2 --- CHW T. Nordbrook J. Colborn -1% 32% Single to CF
t2 3-1 2 1-- O CHW R. Garr J. Colborn 2% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Wilbur Wood facing 5-6-7
b2 1-3 0 --- O KCR J. Mayberry W. Wood -2% 32% Popfly: 2B
b2 1-3 1 --- KCR J. Zdeb W. Wood 7% 39% Triple to RF
b2 1-3 1 --3 O KCR D. Porter W. Wood -6% 33% Popfly: 2B
b2 1-3 2 --3 O KCR F. Patek W. Wood -4% 29% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 2-3-4
t3 3-1 0 --- CHW J. Orta J. Colborn -3% 26% Single to CF
t3 3-1 0 1-- O CHW R. Zisk J. Colborn 3% 29% Flyball: RF
t3 3-1 1 1-- O CHW O. Gamble J. Colborn 2% 31% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t3 3-1 2 1-- O CHW J. Spencer J. Colborn 2% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Wilbur Wood facing 9-1-2
b3 1-3 0 --- O KCR B. Heise W. Wood -3% 30% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-3 1 --- O KCR G. Brett W. Wood -2% 28% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-3 2 --- O KCR H. McRae W. Wood -1% 27% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 6-7-8
t4 3-1 0 --- O CHW C. Lemon J. Colborn 2% 29% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 3-1 1 --- O CHW J. Brohamer J. Colborn 1% 30% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 3-1 2 --- O CHW J. Essian J. Colborn 1% 31% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Wilbur Wood facing 3-4-5
b4 1-3 0 --- O KCR A. Otis W. Wood -3% 28% Strikeout Looking
b4 1-3 1 --- KCR A. Cowens W. Wood 3% 31% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b4 1-3 1 1-- OO KCR J. Mayberry W. Wood -7% 25% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 9-1-2
t5 3-1 0 --- CHW T. Nordbrook J. Colborn -3% 22% Single to LF
t5 3-1 0 1-- O CHW R. Garr J. Colborn 3% 25% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t5 3-1 1 1-- OO CHW J. Orta J. Colborn 4% 29% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Wilbur Wood facing 6-7-8
b5 1-3 0 --- KCR J. Zdeb W. Wood 8% 37% Double to LF
b5 1-3 0 -2- KCR D. Porter W. Wood 5% 42% Walk
b5 1-3 0 12- O KCR F. Patek W. Wood -8% 35% Popfly: 3B
b5 1-3 1 12- KCR B. Heise W. Wood 9% 43% Single to LF; Zdeb to 3B; Porter to 2B
b5 1-3 1 123 O KCR G. Brett W. Wood -11% 33% Popfly: 2B
b5 1-3 2 123 O KCR H. McRae W. Wood -11% 22% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 3-4-5
t6 3-1 0 --- CHW R. Zisk J. Colborn -3% 20% Single to CF
t6 3-1 0 1-- O CHW O. Gamble J. Colborn 2% 22% Popfly: SS
t6 3-1 1 1-- OO CHW J. Spencer J. Colborn 4% 26% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Wilbur Wood facing 3-4-5
b6 1-3 0 --- O KCR A. Otis W. Wood -4% 22% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 1-3 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens W. Wood -2% 20% Strikeout
b6 1-3 2 --- KCR J. Mayberry W. Wood 2% 22% Hit By Pitch
b6 1-3 2 1-- KCR J. Zdeb W. Wood 3% 25% Single to RF; Mayberry to 2B
b6 1-3 2 12- O KCR D. Porter W. Wood -7% 19% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 6-7-8
t7 3-1 0 --- O CHW C. Lemon J. Colborn 2% 20% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-1 1 --- O CHW J. Brohamer J. Colborn 1% 21% Groundout: C-1B
t7 3-1 2 --- CHW J. Essian J. Colborn -1% 20% Walk
t7 3-1 2 1-- O CHW T. Nordbrook J. Colborn 2% 22% Lineout: P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Wilbur Wood facing 8-9-1
b7 1-3 0 --- KCR F. Patek W. Wood 10% 32% Single to SS; Patek to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw to 1B)
b7 1-3 0 -2- KCR B. Heise W. Wood 4% 36% Patek Steals 3B
b7 1-3 0 --3 KCR B. Heise W. Wood 8% 44% Walk
Dave Hamilton replaces Wilbur Wood pitching
b7 1-3 0 1-3 RRR KCR G. Brett D. Hamilton 35% 79% Home Run (CF-RF); Patek Scores/unER; Heise Scores
Jack Kucek replaces Dave Hamilton pitching
b7 4-3 0 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Kucek -2% 77% Popfly: 1B
b7 4-3 1 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Kucek -1% 75% Strikeout Looking
b7 4-3 2 --- KCR A. Cowens J. Kucek 1% 76% Hit By Pitch
b7 4-3 2 1-- O KCR J. Mayberry J. Kucek -2% 74% Cowens Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 4.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-4, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 1-2-3
t8 3-4 0 --- O CHW R. Garr J. Colborn 6% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-4 1 --- O CHW J. Orta J. Colborn 4% 84% Popfly: 2B
t8 3-4 2 --- O CHW R. Zisk J. Colborn 3% 87% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-3, White Sox' Jack Kucek facing 5-6-7
b8 4-3 0 --- KCR J. Mayberry J. Kucek 2% 89% Single to CF
John Wathan pinch runs for John Mayberry (1B) batting 5th
b8 4-3 0 1-- KCR J. Zdeb J. Kucek 3% 91% Fielder's Choice 1B; Wathan to 2B/Adv on E3 (throw to 2B)
b8 4-3 0 12- R KCR D. Porter J. Kucek 5% 96% Single to CF; Wathan Scores/unER; Zdeb to 2B
b8 5-3 0 12- O KCR F. Patek J. Kucek 0% 96% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Zdeb to 3B; Porter to 2B
b8 5-3 1 -23 RO KCR B. Heise J. Kucek 1% 97% Bunt Groundout: P unassisted/Sacrifice; Zdeb Scores/unER; Porter to 3B
b8 6-3 2 --3 KCR G. Brett J. Kucek 0% 97% Walk
b8 6-3 2 1-3 O KCR H. McRae J. Kucek -1% 97% Lineout: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 6.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Jim Colborn facing 4-5-6
Pete LaCock replaces John Wathan (PR) playing 1B batting 5th
t9 3-6 0 --- CHW O. Gamble J. Colborn -4% 93% Single to RF
t9 3-6 0 1-- CHW J. Spencer J. Colborn -8% 85% Single to RF; Gamble to 2B
Doug Bird replaces Jim Colborn pitching
t9 3-6 0 12- OO CHW C. Lemon D. Bird 14% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Gamble to 3B
t9 3-6 2 --3 O CHW J. Brohamer D. Bird 1% 100% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 6.

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