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NYY
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NYY
@KCR
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Friday, October 7, 1977, 7:15PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 41,285, Time of Game: 2:19
Yankees
2
at Royals
6
L: Mike Torrez (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  1    2  4  1
Royals          0  1  1   0  1  2   1  0  X    6 12  1
NOTE: All totals are for the entire postseason up to this game.

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mickey Rivers CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .538 -0.075 0.73 0.000 -0.075 -0.9 2 0
Roy White LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 .400 1.200 -0.043 0.48 0.005 -0.047 -0.0 2 0 2·2B
Thurman Munson C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .917 -0.043 0.42 0.000 -0.043 -0.8 2 0
Reggie Jackson RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .091 .258 -0.033 0.62 0.020 -0.053 0.8 4 1
Chris Chambliss 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .444 -0.061 0.60 0.000 -0.061 -1.0 10 2
Graig Nettles 3B 3 1 1 0 0 1 .091 .182 -0.007 0.44 0.016 -0.023 -0.2 2 2
Lou Piniella DH 3 0 1 1 0 1 .273 .636 0.088 0.76 0.122 -0.034 0.6 2B
Willie Randolph 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .636 -0.068 0.83 0.000 -0.068 -0.7 1 4
Bucky Dent SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .347 -0.044 0.85 0.000 -0.044 -0.4 0 2
   Cliff Johnson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .444 1.333 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.1
   Fred Stanley SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Torrez P 1 1
   Sparky Lyle P 0 0
Team Totals 31 2 4 1 1 4 .129 .382 -0.288 0.60 0.163 -0.450 -2.7 24 12
2B: L Piniella (1, off D Leonard); R White 2 (2, 2 off D Leonard).
TB: R White 4; L Piniella 2; G Nettles.
RBI: L Piniella (1).
2-out RBI: L Piniella.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
E: R White (1).
Outfield Assists: R Jackson (J Mayberry at 3rd base).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tom Poquette RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .667 -0.042 1.16 0.035 -0.076 -0.6 3 0
   Amos Otis PH-CF 2 0 1 2 0 0 .100 .300 0.098 0.48 0.100 -0.001 1.4 1 0 2B,SB
Hal McRae LF 4 2 2 0 0 0 .273 1.112 0.089 0.84 0.115 -0.026 0.7 2 1 2·2B
   Joe Zdeb LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
George Brett 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 .231 .462 0.007 0.86 0.060 -0.053 0.5 1 1
Al Cowens CF-RF 4 0 0 2 0 1 .250 .750 -0.001 0.91 0.029 -0.029 -0.6 2 0
John Mayberry 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 .200 .873 -0.040 0.56 0.013 -0.053 -0.1 12 0 2B
Joe Lahoud DH 1 2 0 0 2 0 .000 .667 0.018 0.73 0.046 -0.028 0.3
   John Wathan PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.1
Darrell Porter C 4 1 3 0 0 0 .571 1.271 0.050 0.66 0.066 -0.016 1.1 6 0
Freddie Patek SS 2 0 1 1 0 0 .444 1.121 0.131 0.84 0.143 -0.012 1.0 0 5 2·SH
Frank White 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .273 .545 -0.098 0.62 0.017 -0.114 -1.7 0 3 SB
Dennis Leonard P 0 0
Team Totals 33 6 12 6 2 2 .364 .885 0.211 0.74 0.624 -0.409 1.9 27 10
2B: J Mayberry (1, off S Lyle); H McRae 2 (2, 2 off M Torrez); A Otis (1, off S Lyle).
SH: F Patek 2 (2, 1 off M Torrez, 1 off S Lyle).
TB: H McRae 4; D Porter 3; A Otis 2; J Mayberry 2; G Brett 2; F Patek; F White; T Poquette.
RBI: A Cowens 2 (3); A Otis 2 (2); J Mayberry (3); F Patek (4).
2-out RBI: A Otis 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 16.
Fielding
E: J Mayberry (1).
Outfield Assists: H McRae (R White at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: A Otis (1, 3rd base off S Lyle/T Munson); F White (1, 2nd base off M Torrez/T Munson).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Torrez, L (0-1) 5.2 8 5 5 2 1 0 7.94 27 32 -0.111 0.95 -0.5
Sparky Lyle 2.1 4 1 1 0 1 0 3.38 10 2 2 -0.102 0.21 -1.4
Team Totals 8 12 6 6 2 2 0 6.75 37 32 2 2 -0.213 0.74 -1.9

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, W (1-0) 9 4 2 1 1 4 0 1.00 32 76 0.287 0.60 2.7
Team Totals 9 4 2 1 1 4 0 1.00 32 76 0.287 0.60 2.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim McKean, 1B - Marty Springstead, 2B - Nick Bremigan, 3B - Bill Deegan, LF - Jerry Neudecker, RF - Russ Goetz.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 64° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Kansas City Royals
1 Mickey Rivers CF 1 Tom Poquette RF
2 Roy White LF 2 Hal McRae LF
3 Thurman Munson C 3 George Brett 3B
4 Reggie Jackson RF 4 Al Cowens CF
5 Chris Chambliss 1B 5 John Mayberry 1B
6 Graig Nettles 3B 6 Joe Lahoud DH
7 Lou Piniella DH 7 Darrell Porter C
8 Willie Randolph 2B 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Bucky Dent SS 9 Frank White 2B
Mike Torrez P Dennis Leonard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 1 12- 4,(0-2)  R KCR F. Patek M. Torrez 14% 73% Single to LF; Lahoud Scores; Porter to 3B; Patek to 2B/Adv on E7
t5 0-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R NYY L. Piniella D. Leonard -12% 66% Double to LF; Nettles Scores
b6 3-1 2 -23 2,(0-1)  RR KCR A. Otis S. Lyle 10% 95% Double to LF; Lahoud Scores; Porter Scores
b2 1-0 1 -23 7,(3-2)  O KCR F. White M. Torrez -7% 66% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR H. McRae M. Torrez 6% 77% Double to LF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY M. Rivers D. Leonard 2% 52% Foul Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O NYY R. White D. Leonard 2% 54% Double to LF; White out at 3B/LF-3B
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O NYY T. Munson D. Leonard 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Mike Torrez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  KCR T. Poquette M. Torrez 3% 58% Single to LF
b1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR H. McRae M. Torrez -2% 57% Groundout: SS-1B; Poquette to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  O KCR G. Brett M. Torrez -4% 52% Fielder's Choice P; Poquette out at 3B/P-3B
b1 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR A. Cowens M. Torrez -2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O NYY R. Jackson D. Leonard 2% 52% Foul Flyball: C
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYY C. Chambliss D. Leonard 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYY G. Nettles D. Leonard 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Mike Torrez facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Mayberry M. Torrez -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR J. Lahoud M. Torrez 3% 55% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. Porter M. Torrez 4% 59% Single to LF; Lahoud to 2B
b2 0-0 1 12- 4,(0-2)  R KCR F. Patek M. Torrez 14% 73% Single to LF; Lahoud Scores; Porter to 3B; Patek to 2B/Adv on E7
b2 1-0 1 -23 7,(3-2)  O KCR F. White M. Torrez -7% 66% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-0 2 -23 4,(2-1)  O KCR T. Poquette M. Torrez -5% 61% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYY L. Piniella D. Leonard 3% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY W. Randolph D. Leonard 2% 66% Flyball: RF
t3 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYY B. Dent D. Leonard 1% 67% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Mike Torrez facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR H. McRae M. Torrez 6% 72% Double to RF
b3 1-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  KCR G. Brett M. Torrez 6% 78% Single to 2B; McRae to 3B
b3 1-0 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO KCR A. Cowens M. Torrez -0% 78% Groundout: 1B unassisted; McRae Scores; Brett to 2B
b3 2-0 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. Mayberry M. Torrez -2% 76% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Brett to 3B
b3 2-0 2 --3 5,(1-2)  O KCR J. Lahoud M. Torrez -3% 73% Lineout: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t4 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYY M. Rivers D. Leonard 3% 76% Flyball: LF
t4 0-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O NYY R. White D. Leonard 2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYY T. Munson D. Leonard 1% 79% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Yankees' Mike Torrez facing 7-8-9
b4 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR D. Porter M. Torrez -2% 77% Flyball: RF
b4 2-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR F. Patek M. Torrez -1% 76% Flyball: RF
b4 2-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR F. White M. Torrez 1% 77% Single to 1B
b4 2-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  KCR T. Poquette M. Torrez 1% 78% White Steals 2B
b4 2-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O KCR T. Poquette M. Torrez -2% 75% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
t5 0-2 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O NYY R. Jackson D. Leonard 3% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O NYY C. Chambliss D. Leonard 2% 80% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  NYY G. Nettles D. Leonard -2% 78% Single to SS
t5 0-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R NYY L. Piniella D. Leonard -12% 66% Double to LF; Nettles Scores
t5 1-2 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O NYY W. Randolph D. Leonard 5% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Yankees' Mike Torrez facing 2-3-4
b5 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR H. McRae M. Torrez 6% 77% Double to LF
b5 2-1 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O KCR G. Brett M. Torrez -1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B; McRae to 3B
b5 2-1 1 --3 1,(0-0)  RO KCR A. Cowens M. Torrez 3% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B; McRae Scores
b5 3-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O KCR J. Mayberry M. Torrez -1% 78% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
t6 1-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O NYY B. Dent D. Leonard 3% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY M. Rivers D. Leonard 2% 83% Flyball: RF
t6 1-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYY R. White D. Leonard 1% 85% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Yankees' Mike Torrez facing 6-7-8
b6 3-1 0 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR J. Lahoud M. Torrez 2% 86% Walk
b6 3-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  KCR D. Porter M. Torrez 3% 89% Single to P; Lahoud to 2B
b6 3-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR F. Patek M. Torrez 0% 89% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Lahoud to 3B; Porter to 2B
b6 3-1 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O KCR F. White M. Torrez -5% 85% Flyball: LF
Sparky Lyle replaces Mike Torrez pitching
Amos Otis pinch hits for Tom Poquette (RF) batting 1st
b6 3-1 2 -23 2,(0-1)  RR KCR A. Otis S. Lyle 10% 95% Double to LF; Lahoud Scores; Porter Scores
b6 5-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  KCR H. McRae S. Lyle 0% 95% Otis Steals 3B
b6 5-1 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O KCR H. McRae S. Lyle -1% 94% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 5.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
Amos Otis moves from PH to CF
Al Cowens moves from CF to RF
t7 1-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY T. Munson D. Leonard 2% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-5 1 --- 4,(3-0)  NYY R. Jackson D. Leonard -2% 94% Walk
t7 1-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O NYY C. Chambliss D. Leonard 2% 96% Flyball: RF
t7 1-5 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O NYY G. Nettles D. Leonard 1% 97% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Yankees' Sparky Lyle facing 3-4-5
b7 5-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR G. Brett S. Lyle 0% 97% Single to RF
b7 5-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Cowens S. Lyle -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b7 5-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  RO KCR J. Mayberry S. Lyle 1% 98% Double to RF; Brett Scores; Mayberry out at 3B/RF-2B-3B
John Wathan pinch hits for Joe Lahoud (DH) batting 6th
b7 6-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Wathan S. Lyle -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 6.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
t8 1-6 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O NYY L. Piniella D. Leonard 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t8 1-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY W. Randolph D. Leonard 0% 99% Flyball: RF
Cliff Johnson pinch hits for Bucky Dent (SS) batting 9th
t8 1-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYY C. Johnson D. Leonard 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Yankees' Sparky Lyle facing 7-8-9
Fred Stanley replaces Cliff Johnson (PH) playing SS batting 9th
b8 6-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  KCR D. Porter S. Lyle 0% 100% Single to RF
b8 6-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR F. Patek S. Lyle -0% 100% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Porter to 2B
b8 6-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O KCR F. White S. Lyle -0% 99% Flyball: CF; Porter to 3B
b8 6-1 2 --3 8,(3-2)  O KCR A. Otis S. Lyle -0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 6.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
Joe Zdeb replaces Hal McRae playing LF batting 2nd
t9 1-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYY M. Rivers D. Leonard 0% 100% Popfly: 1B
t9 1-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  NYY R. White D. Leonard -0% 99% Double to RF
t9 1-6 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O NYY T. Munson D. Leonard 1% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 1-6 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R NYY R. Jackson D. Leonard -0% 100% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); White Scores/No RBI/unER; Jackson to 2B
t9 2-6 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O NYY C. Chambliss D. Leonard 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 6.

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