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Monday, April 10, 1978,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 38,194, Time of Game: 2:19
Orioles
2
0-4
 Lost 4 
7th, 3½ GB
at Royals
4
2-1
 Won 2 
2nd, ½ GB
L: Nelson Briles (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  1    2  7  1
Royals          0  0  3   0  0  0   0  1  X    4  9  0

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Bumbry CF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .286 .412 .286 .697 0.027 0.99 0.082 -0.055 -0.1 2 0
Rich Dauer 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .125 .000 .125 -0.092 1.34 0.009 -0.101 -0.6 3 1
Gary Roenicke LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.127 1.29 0.000 -0.127 -1.0 3 0
Eddie Murray 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .267 .353 .467 .820 -0.033 1.00 0.045 -0.078 -0.2 8 1
Lee May DH 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .333 .412 .400 .812 0.003 0.92 0.060 -0.057 0.2 2B
Doug DeCinces 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.109 1.07 0.000 -0.109 -0.8 0 2
Carlos Lopez RF 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .375 .444 .500 .944 0.147 1.06 0.173 -0.025 1.4 0 1 2B
Rick Dempsey C 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .267 .250 .267 .517 -0.047 1.73 0.082 -0.129 -0.1 4 3
Mark Belanger SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .083 .154 .083 .237 -0.143 1.29 0.000 -0.143 -1.1 4 3 SH,GDP
Nelson Briles P 0 0
   Tim Stoddard P 0 2
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 3 2 36 .219 .286 .281 .567 -0.374 1.19 0.451 -0.824 -2.3 24 13
2B: C Lopez (1, off P Splittorff); L May (1, off P Splittorff).
SH: M Belanger (1, off P Splittorff).
TB: C Lopez 4; L May 3; R Dempsey; E Murray.
GIDP: M Belanger (1).
RBI: C Lopez (1); R Dempsey (3).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
E: N Briles (1).
Outfield Assists: C Lopez (A Cowens at home plate).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .200 .250 .200 .450 -0.059 0.92 0.035 -0.094 -0.8 1 0 SB,CS
Hal McRae DH 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .250 .308 .667 .974 0.025 0.67 0.047 -0.022 0.6 3B
George Brett 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .200 .333 .200 .533 0.145 0.91 0.175 -0.030 0.7 2 5 SB
Al Cowens RF 4 0 2 3 0 0 4 .455 .500 1.091 1.591 0.108 1.01 0.149 -0.041 1.5 3 0 2·3B
Darrell Porter C 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .364 .417 .545 .962 -0.016 0.41 0.014 -0.031 0.0 3 1 2B,IW
Amos Otis CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .125 .111 .250 .361 -0.057 0.55 0.000 -0.057 -1.2 2 0
Clint Hurdle 1B 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .182 .182 .364 .545 0.007 0.51 0.044 -0.037 -0.1 11 0 3B,CS
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .333 .429 1.000 1.429 -0.053 0.67 0.000 -0.053 -0.6 1 4
Frank White 2B 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .250 .333 .375 .708 0.026 0.55 0.050 -0.024 0.1 4 3 CS
Paul Splittorff P 0 3
   Al Hrabosky P 0 0
Team Totals 30 4 9 4 3 3 33 .300 .364 .600 .964 0.126 0.70 0.514 -0.389 0.2 27 16
2B: D Porter (2, off N Briles).
3B: C Hurdle (1, off N Briles); A Cowens 2 (3, 1 off T Stoddard, 1 off N Briles); H McRae (1, off T Stoddard).
IBB: D Porter (1, by T Stoddard).
TB: A Cowens 6; C Hurdle 4; H McRae 3; D Porter 2; W Wilson; F White; G Brett.
RBI: A Cowens 3 (3); G Brett (1).
2-out RBI: A Cowens.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. F White-F Patek-C Hurdle.
Baserunning
SB: G Brett (1, 2nd base off N Briles/R Dempsey); W Wilson (3, 2nd base off N Briles/R Dempsey).
CS: C Hurdle (1, 2nd base by N Briles/R Dempsey); W Wilson (1, 2nd base by N Briles/R Dempsey); F White (1, 2nd base by T Stoddard/R Dempsey).

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nelson Briles, L (0-1) 6 6 3 3 2 2 0 4.50 24 48 -0.121 0.85 -0.1
Tim Stoddard 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 5.40 9 0 0 -0.004 0.29 -0.0
Team Totals 8 9 4 4 3 3 0 4.50 33 48 0 0 -0.125 0.70 -0.2

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, W (1-0) 8.1 7 2 2 3 1 0 2.16 34 59 0.292 1.16 1.8
Al Hrabosky, S (1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 2 1 0 0.082 1.62 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 3 2 0 2.00 36 59 1 0 0.374 1.19 2.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: T Stoddard (1; D Porter).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Greg Kosc, 1B - Jerry Neudecker, 2B - George Maloney, 3B - Jim McKean.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: 38,194.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         Kansas City Royals
1 Al Bumbry CF 1 Willie Wilson LF
2 Rich Dauer 2B 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Gary Roenicke LF 3 George Brett 3B
4 Eddie Murray 1B 4 Al Cowens RF
5 Lee May DH 5 Darrell Porter C
6 Doug DeCinces 3B 6 Amos Otis CF
7 Carlos Lopez RF 7 Clint Hurdle 1B
8 Rick Dempsey C 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Mark Belanger SS 9 Frank White 2B
Nelson Briles P Paul Splittorff P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-1 1 12- R KCR G. Brett N. Briles 15% 63% Single; Wilson Scores; McRae to 3B
b3 1-1 1 1-3 RRO KCR A. Cowens N. Briles 12% 75% Triple to RF; McRae Scores; Brett Scores; Cowens out at Hm/RF-2B-C
t3 0-0 0 -2- R BAL R. Dempsey P. Splittorff -8% 35% Single to LF; Lopez Scores
t7 1-3 1 1-- OO BAL M. Belanger P. Splittorff 7% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t3 0-0 0 --- BAL C. Lopez P. Splittorff -7% 43% 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, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BAL A. Bumbry P. Splittorff 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O BAL R. Dauer P. Splittorff 2% 54% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- O BAL G. Roenicke P. Splittorff 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Nelson Briles facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson N. Briles -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae N. Briles -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- KCR G. Brett N. Briles 1% 52% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 2 1-- KCR A. Cowens N. Briles 1% 53% Brett Steals 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- O KCR A. Cowens N. Briles -3% 50% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O BAL E. Murray P. Splittorff 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O BAL L. May P. Splittorff 2% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O BAL D. DeCinces P. Splittorff 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Nelson Briles facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter N. Briles -2% 53% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR A. Otis N. Briles -2% 51% Foul Flyball: 2B
b2 0-0 2 --- KCR C. Hurdle N. Briles 3% 54% Triple to RF
b2 0-0 2 --3 O KCR F. Patek N. Briles -4% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- BAL C. Lopez P. Splittorff -7% 43% Double to LF
t3 0-0 0 -2- R BAL R. Dempsey P. Splittorff -8% 35% Single to LF; Lopez Scores
t3 1-0 0 1-- O BAL M. Belanger P. Splittorff 2% 36% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Dempsey to 2B
t3 1-0 1 -2- O BAL A. Bumbry P. Splittorff 3% 40% Groundout: C-1B
t3 1-0 2 -2- BAL R. Dauer P. Splittorff -1% 39% Walk
t3 1-0 2 12- O BAL G. Roenicke P. Splittorff 4% 43% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Nelson Briles facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- KCR F. White N. Briles 4% 47% Walk
b3 0-1 0 1-- O KCR W. Wilson N. Briles -4% 43% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-1 1 1-- KCR H. McRae N. Briles 2% 45% Wilson Steals 2B
b3 0-1 1 -2- KCR H. McRae N. Briles 3% 48% Walk
b3 0-1 1 12- R KCR G. Brett N. Briles 15% 63% Single; Wilson Scores; McRae to 3B
b3 1-1 1 1-3 RRO KCR A. Cowens N. Briles 12% 75% Triple to RF; McRae Scores; Brett Scores; Cowens out at Hm/RF-2B-C
b3 3-1 2 --- O KCR D. Porter N. Briles -1% 74% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t4 1-3 0 --- BAL E. Murray P. Splittorff -4% 69% Single to LF
t4 1-3 0 1-- O BAL L. May P. Splittorff 4% 74% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B
t4 1-3 1 1-- O BAL D. DeCinces P. Splittorff 3% 77% Flyball: 3B
t4 1-3 2 1-- O BAL C. Lopez P. Splittorff 3% 79% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Orioles' Nelson Briles facing 6-7-8
b4 3-1 0 --- O KCR A. Otis N. Briles -1% 78% Lineout: LF
b4 3-1 1 --- KCR C. Hurdle N. Briles 2% 79% Single to CF
b4 3-1 1 1-- O KCR F. Patek N. Briles -3% 77% Hurdle Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b4 3-1 2 --- O KCR F. Patek N. Briles -1% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
t5 1-3 0 --- O BAL R. Dempsey P. Splittorff 3% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-3 1 --- O BAL M. Belanger P. Splittorff 2% 81% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-3 2 --- BAL A. Bumbry P. Splittorff -2% 79% Walk
t5 1-3 2 1-- O BAL R. Dauer P. Splittorff 3% 82% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Orioles' Nelson Briles facing 9-1-2
b5 3-1 0 --- O KCR F. White N. Briles -1% 81% Flyball: SS
b5 3-1 1 --- KCR W. Wilson N. Briles 1% 82% Single to CF
b5 3-1 1 1-- O KCR H. McRae N. Briles -2% 80% Wilson Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b5 3-1 2 --- O KCR H. McRae N. Briles -1% 79% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 3-4-5
t6 1-3 0 --- O BAL G. Roenicke P. Splittorff 3% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-3 1 --- O BAL E. Murray P. Splittorff 2% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 1-3 2 --- BAL L. May P. Splittorff -2% 82% Single to LF
t6 1-3 2 1-- O BAL D. DeCinces P. Splittorff 3% 85% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Orioles' Nelson Briles facing 3-4-5
b6 3-1 0 --- O KCR G. Brett N. Briles -1% 84% Flyball: CF
b6 3-1 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens N. Briles -1% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 3-1 2 --- KCR D. Porter N. Briles 1% 84% Double to RF
b6 3-1 2 -2- O KCR A. Otis N. Briles -2% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
t7 1-3 0 --- BAL C. Lopez P. Splittorff -6% 77% Single to LF
t7 1-3 0 1-- O BAL R. Dempsey P. Splittorff 5% 82% Flyball: RF
t7 1-3 1 1-- OO BAL M. Belanger P. Splittorff 7% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Orioles' Tim Stoddard facing 7-8-9
Tim Stoddard replaces Nelson Briles pitching
b7 3-1 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle T. Stoddard -1% 88% Groundout: P-1B
b7 3-1 1 --- O KCR F. Patek T. Stoddard -1% 88% Strikeout
b7 3-1 2 --- KCR F. White T. Stoddard 1% 88% Single
b7 3-1 2 1-- O KCR W. Wilson T. Stoddard -1% 87% White Caught Stealing 2B (P-C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t8 1-3 0 --- BAL A. Bumbry P. Splittorff -7% 80% Walk
t8 1-3 0 1-- O BAL R. Dauer P. Splittorff 6% 86% Flyball: RF
t8 1-3 1 1-- O BAL G. Roenicke P. Splittorff 5% 91% Flyball: CF
t8 1-3 2 1-- O BAL E. Murray P. Splittorff 3% 94% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Orioles' Tim Stoddard facing 1-2-3
b8 3-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson T. Stoddard -1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 3-1 1 --- KCR H. McRae T. Stoddard 2% 96% Triple to RF
b8 3-1 1 --3 O KCR G. Brett T. Stoddard -2% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 3-1 2 --3 R KCR A. Cowens T. Stoddard 3% 97% Triple to LF; McRae Scores
b8 4-1 2 --3 KCR D. Porter T. Stoddard 0% 97% Intentional Walk
b8 4-1 2 1-3 O KCR A. Otis T. Stoddard -1% 97% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 4.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t9 1-4 0 --- BAL L. May P. Splittorff -4% 93% Double to RF
t9 1-4 0 -2- O BAL D. DeCinces P. Splittorff 4% 96% Flyball: LF; May to 3B
t9 1-4 1 --3 R BAL C. Lopez P. Splittorff -4% 92% Single to LF; May Scores
Al Hrabosky replaces Paul Splittorff pitching
t9 2-4 1 1-- O BAL R. Dempsey A. Hrabosky 5% 97% Strikeout
t9 2-4 2 1-- O BAL M. Belanger A. Hrabosky 3% 100% Foul Flyball: C
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 2, Royals 4.

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