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4
Sunday, April 30, 1978, 1:30PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 19,827, Time of Game: 2:42
Brewers
0
9-11
 Lost 3 
4th, 5 GB
at Royals
3
14-5
 Won 3 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Rich Gale (1-0)
L: Mike Caldwell (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Brewers         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  6  2
Royals          1  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  X    3  8  1

Milwaukee Brewers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Gantner SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .273 .273 .364 .636 -0.101 1.00 0.000 -0.101 -0.9 2 2
Cecil Cooper 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .321 .348 .631 .979 0.019 0.69 0.054 -0.035 0.2 12 0
Sal Bando 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .264 .361 .403 .764 -0.005 0.84 0.043 -0.048 -0.1 0 2
Larry Hisle LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .299 .372 .675 1.047 -0.011 1.20 0.060 -0.071 -0.1 1 1
Ben Oglivie DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .255 .339 .400 .739 -0.061 1.41 0.058 -0.119 -0.6 GDP
Sixto Lezcano RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .219 .419 .375 .794 -0.153 1.42 0.000 -0.153 -1.6 1 0 GDP
Gorman Thomas CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .217 .357 .522 .879 -0.068 0.90 0.000 -0.068 -0.6 2 0
Charlie Moore C 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .273 .333 .500 .833 -0.011 0.67 0.023 -0.034 -0.1 6 1 3B,SB
   Buck Martinez C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .308 .324 .632 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Lenn Sakata 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .234 .308 .277 .584 -0.055 0.68 0.000 -0.055 -0.5 0 5
Mike Caldwell P 0 3
Team Totals 31 0 6 0 2 5 33 .194 .242 .258 .500 -0.446 0.99 0.238 -0.684 -4.3 24 14
3B: C Moore (1, off R Gale).
TB: C Moore 4; C Cooper 2; L Hisle; S Bando.
GIDP: S Lezcano (2); B Oglivie (1).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
E: C Moore (1); J Gantner (1).
Outfield Assists: L Hisle (H McRae at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: C Moore (2, 2nd base off R Gale/J Wathan).

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 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .291 .333 .382 .715 0.026 0.75 0.063 -0.037 0.1 1 0 SB,HBP
Jerry Terrell 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .300 .300 .300 .600 -0.014 0.70 0.025 -0.039 -0.5 0 1 CS,SH
Hal McRae DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .256 .310 .564 .874 0.037 0.72 0.055 -0.019 -0.0
Al Cowens RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .250 .329 .422 .751 -0.048 0.51 0.000 -0.048 -0.8 3 1
Amos Otis CF 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .283 .350 .509 .859 0.050 0.65 0.066 -0.015 0.9 5 0 2B,3·SB
John Wathan C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .294 .333 .471 .804 -0.074 0.78 0.001 -0.074 -0.9 6 0 IW
Clint Hurdle 1B 2 1 0 0 1 2 3 .204 .328 .327 .654 0.051 0.92 0.093 -0.042 0.3 5 0
   Pete LaCock 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .100 .000 .100 -0.005 0.19 0.000 -0.005 -0.4 3 0
Freddie Patek SS 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .267 .302 .383 .685 0.000 0.72 0.034 -0.035 -0.1 3 3
Frank White 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .167 .211 .204 .414 0.032 0.60 0.056 -0.024 0.6 1 4
Rich Gale P 0 1
   Steve Mingori P 0 1
Team Totals 30 3 8 3 2 4 34 .267 .333 .300 .633 0.055 0.69 0.393 -0.338 -0.8 27 11
2B: A Otis (4, off M Caldwell).
SH: J Terrell (1, off M Caldwell).
IBB: J Wathan (1, by M Caldwell).
HBP: W Wilson (1, by M Caldwell).
TB: A Otis 4; F Patek; H McRae; W Wilson; F White; J Terrell.
RBI: J Terrell (2); H McRae (13); F Patek (13).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. F Patek-P LaCock; F White-F Patek-C Hurdle.
E: F Patek (3).
Outfield Assists: A Cowens (C Moore at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (8, 2nd base off M Caldwell/C Moore); A Otis 3 (5, 3rd base off M Caldwell/C Moore, 2nd base off M Caldwell/C Moore 2).
CS: J Terrell (1, 2nd base by M Caldwell/C Moore).

Milwaukee Brewers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Caldwell, L (1-1) 8 8 3 3 2 4 0 3.63 34 56 -0.054 0.69 0.8
Team Totals 8 8 3 3 2 4 0 3.38 34 56 -0.054 0.69 0.8

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rich Gale, W (1-0) 7 6 0 0 1 4 0 0.00 27 68 0.374 1.07 3.4
Steve Mingori, S (3) 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 6 0 0 0.072 0.60 1.0
Team Totals 9 6 0 0 2 5 0 0.00 33 68 0 0 0.446 0.99 4.3
Balks: None.
WP: M Caldwell (2).
HBP: M Caldwell (3; W Wilson).
IBB: M Caldwell (3; J Wathan).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Kunkel, 1B - Bill Deegan, 2B - Terry Cooney, 3B - Al Clark.
Time of Game: 2:42.
Attendance: 19,827.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 57° F, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Milwaukee Brewers         Kansas City Royals
1 Jim Gantner SS 1 Willie Wilson LF
2 Cecil Cooper 1B 2 Jerry Terrell 3B
3 Sal Bando 3B 3 Hal McRae DH
4 Larry Hisle LF 4 Al Cowens RF
5 Ben Oglivie DH 5 Amos Otis CF
6 Sixto Lezcano RF 6 John Wathan C
7 Gorman Thomas CF 7 Clint Hurdle 1B
8 Charlie Moore C 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Lenn Sakata 2B 9 Frank White 2B
Mike Caldwell P Rich Gale P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-1 2 123 O MIL S. Lezcano R. Gale 9% 67% Flyball: CF
t6 0-3 0 1-- OO MIL B. Oglivie R. Gale 8% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b5 1-0 0 1-- KCR F. Patek M. Caldwell 6% 81% Wild Pitch; Hurdle to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b5 2-0 0 1-- KCR F. White M. Caldwell 6% 90% Single to LF; Patek to 3B
t3 0-1 1 12- O MIL L. Hisle R. Gale 5% 62% Strikeout

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Brewers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIL J. Gantner R. Gale 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- MIL C. Cooper R. Gale -2% 50% Single to LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O MIL S. Bando R. Gale 3% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 1-- MIL L. Hisle R. Gale -2% 51% Walk; Cooper to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O MIL B. Oglivie R. Gale 4% 55% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Brewers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Brewers' Mike Caldwell facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson M. Caldwell 4% 58% Hit By Pitch
b1 0-0 0 1-- KCR J. Terrell M. Caldwell 2% 61% Wilson Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- O KCR J. Terrell M. Caldwell -1% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wilson to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 RO KCR H. McRae M. Caldwell 2% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wilson Scores
b1 1-0 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Caldwell -1% 61% Strikeout
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Brewers 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Brewers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Rich Gale facing 6-7-8
t2 0-1 0 --- O MIL S. Lezcano R. Gale 2% 63% Strikeout
t2 0-1 1 --- O MIL G. Thomas R. Gale 2% 65% Flyball: RF
t2 0-1 2 --- MIL C. Moore R. Gale -1% 64% Single to LF
t2 0-1 2 1-- MIL L. Sakata R. Gale -1% 63% Moore Steals 2B
t2 0-1 2 -2- O MIL L. Sakata R. Gale 3% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Brewers 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Brewers' Mike Caldwell facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- KCR A. Otis M. Caldwell 3% 69% Single to LF
b2 1-0 0 1-- O KCR J. Wathan M. Caldwell -3% 66% Flyball: LF
b2 1-0 1 1-- KCR C. Hurdle M. Caldwell 2% 68% Otis Steals 2B
b2 1-0 1 -2- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Caldwell -3% 65% Strikeout
b2 1-0 2 -2- O KCR F. Patek M. Caldwell -3% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Brewers 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Brewers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
t3 0-1 0 --- O MIL J. Gantner R. Gale 3% 64% Flyball: CF
t3 0-1 1 --- MIL C. Cooper R. Gale -3% 61% Single to RF
t3 0-1 1 1-- MIL S. Bando R. Gale -4% 57% Single to CF; Cooper to 2B
t3 0-1 1 12- O MIL L. Hisle R. Gale 5% 62% Strikeout
t3 0-1 2 12- MIL B. Oglivie R. Gale -4% 59% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Cooper to 3B; Bando to 2B
t3 0-1 2 123 O MIL S. Lezcano R. Gale 9% 67% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Brewers 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Brewers' Mike Caldwell facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- O KCR F. White M. Caldwell -2% 65% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-0 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson M. Caldwell -1% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-0 2 --- KCR J. Terrell M. Caldwell 1% 65% Single to CF
b3 1-0 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae M. Caldwell -2% 63% Terrell Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Brewers 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Brewers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Rich Gale facing 7-8-9
t4 0-1 0 --- O MIL G. Thomas R. Gale 3% 66% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- O MIL C. Moore R. Gale 2% 68% Triple to RF; Moore out at Hm/RF-2B-C
t4 0-1 2 --- O MIL L. Sakata R. Gale 1% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Brewers 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Brewers' Mike Caldwell facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- KCR H. McRae M. Caldwell 3% 72% Single to LF
b4 1-0 0 1-- O KCR A. Cowens M. Caldwell -3% 69% Foul Popfly: C
b4 1-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis M. Caldwell -2% 68% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); McRae out at Hm/LF-C; Otis to 2B
b4 1-0 2 -2- KCR J. Wathan M. Caldwell 0% 68% Otis Steals 3B
b4 1-0 2 --3 O KCR J. Wathan M. Caldwell -4% 64% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Brewers 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Brewers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
t5 0-1 0 --- O MIL J. Gantner R. Gale 3% 68% Lineout: 2B
t5 0-1 1 --- O MIL C. Cooper R. Gale 2% 70% Flyball: CF
t5 0-1 2 --- O MIL S. Bando R. Gale 1% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Brewers 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Brewers' Mike Caldwell facing 7-8-9
b5 1-0 0 --- KCR C. Hurdle M. Caldwell 3% 75% Walk
b5 1-0 0 1-- KCR F. Patek M. Caldwell 6% 81% Wild Pitch; Hurdle to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b5 1-0 0 --3 R KCR F. Patek M. Caldwell 3% 84% Single to CF; Hurdle Scores
b5 2-0 0 1-- KCR F. White M. Caldwell 6% 90% Single to LF; Patek to 3B
b5 2-0 0 1-3 O KCR W. Wilson M. Caldwell -2% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B; White to 2B
b5 2-0 1 -23 RO KCR J. Terrell M. Caldwell 1% 89% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Patek Scores; White to 3B
b5 3-0 2 --3 O KCR H. McRae M. Caldwell -2% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Brewers 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Brewers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Rich Gale facing 4-5-6
t6 0-3 0 --- MIL L. Hisle R. Gale -4% 83% Single to LF
t6 0-3 0 1-- OO MIL B. Oglivie R. Gale 8% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t6 0-3 2 --- O MIL S. Lezcano R. Gale 1% 92% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Brewers 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Brewers' Mike Caldwell facing 4-5-6
b6 3-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Caldwell -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 3-0 1 --- KCR A. Otis M. Caldwell 1% 92% Single to LF
b6 3-0 1 1-- O KCR J. Wathan M. Caldwell -1% 91% Flyball: CF
b6 3-0 2 1-- KCR C. Hurdle M. Caldwell 0% 91% Otis Steals 2B
b6 3-0 2 -2- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Caldwell -1% 90% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Brewers 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Brewers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Rich Gale facing 7-8-9
Pete LaCock replaces Clint Hurdle playing 1B batting 7th
t7 0-3 0 --- O MIL G. Thomas R. Gale 2% 92% Strikeout Looking
t7 0-3 1 --- O MIL C. Moore R. Gale 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 0-3 2 --- O MIL L. Sakata R. Gale 1% 95% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Brewers 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Brewers' Mike Caldwell facing 8-9-1
Buck Martinez replaces Charlie Moore playing C batting 8th
b7 3-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek M. Caldwell -1% 94% Groundout: P-1B
b7 3-0 1 --- O KCR F. White M. Caldwell -0% 94% Flyball: CF
b7 3-0 2 --- KCR W. Wilson M. Caldwell 0% 94% Single to LF
b7 3-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Terrell M. Caldwell -1% 93% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Brewers 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Brewers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 1-2-3
Steve Mingori replaces Rich Gale pitching
t8 0-3 0 --- O MIL J. Gantner S. Mingori 2% 96% Lineout: CF
t8 0-3 1 --- O MIL C. Cooper S. Mingori 1% 97% Groundout: P-1B
t8 0-3 2 --- O MIL S. Bando S. Mingori 1% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Brewers 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Brewers' Mike Caldwell facing 3-4-5
b8 3-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae M. Caldwell -0% 97% Flyball: RF
b8 3-0 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Caldwell -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 3-0 2 --- KCR A. Otis M. Caldwell 0% 97% Double to LF
b8 3-0 2 -2- KCR J. Wathan M. Caldwell 0% 97% Intentional Walk
b8 3-0 2 12- O KCR P. LaCock M. Caldwell -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Brewers 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Brewers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 4-5-6
t9 0-3 0 --- O MIL L. Hisle S. Mingori 2% 99% Flyball: LF
t9 0-3 1 --- MIL B. Oglivie S. Mingori -2% 97% Walk
t9 0-3 1 1-- OO MIL S. Lezcano S. Mingori 3% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Brewers 0, Royals 3.

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