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@CHW
6
1
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@CLE
1
2
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@DET
3
2
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@KCR
5
2
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@MIN
4
2
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@TEX
5
1
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@TOR
9
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@LAD
2
5
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@MON
0
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@NYM
7
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@PHI
4
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@SDP
5
6
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@SFG
6
7
Saturday, May 13, 1978, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 40,903, Time of Game: 2:27
Yankees
5
17-11
 Won 1 
3rd, 2 GB
at Royals
2
16-13
 Lost 1 
3rd, 4½ GB
W: Ron Guidry (4-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  0   2  0  0   1  2  0    5  7  0
Royals          0  1  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    2  8  0

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mickey Rivers CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .279 .317 .369 .686 -0.012 1.04 0.063 -0.075 -0.1 4 0 SB
Willie Randolph 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .260 .339 .327 .666 0.036 0.81 0.088 -0.052 0.5 4 3 2B
Thurman Munson C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .255 .257 .291 .548 -0.009 0.49 0.016 -0.025 -0.2 6 2
Reggie Jackson RF 3 2 2 3 0 0 4 .297 .336 .514 .850 0.318 1.06 0.342 -0.023 2.4 2 0 HR,SB,SF
Chris Chambliss 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .283 .333 .349 .682 -0.053 0.61 0.012 -0.065 -0.6 7 1
Graig Nettles 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .253 .364 .462 .826 0.078 0.68 0.115 -0.037 0.5 0 5 2B
Jim Spencer DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .237 .256 .579 .835 -0.074 0.71 0.000 -0.074 -1.0
Roy White LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .151 .297 .170 .467 -0.032 0.58 0.005 -0.036 -0.3 3 0 IW
Bucky Dent SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .194 .230 .226 .456 -0.051 0.67 0.000 -0.051 -0.6 1 1
Ron Guidry P 0 2
   Rich Gossage P 0 0
Team Totals 33 5 7 5 1 1 35 .212 .229 .364 .592 0.201 0.76 0.641 -0.438 0.7 27 14
2B: G Nettles (4, off D Leonard); W Randolph (2, off D Leonard).
HR: R Jackson (7, off D Leonard, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: R Jackson (1, off A Hrabosky).
IBB: R White (1, by D Leonard).
TB: R Jackson 5; W Randolph 2; G Nettles 2; C Chambliss; T Munson; M Rivers.
RBI: R Jackson 3 (19); W Randolph (11); G Nettles (11).
2-out RBI: R Jackson 2.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Nettles-W Randolph-C Chambliss.
PB: T Munson (2).
Baserunning
SB: R Jackson (5, 2nd base off D Leonard/D Porter); M Rivers (2, 2nd base off D Leonard/D Porter).

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 0 1 0 1 0 4 .274 .325 .384 .709 0.019 0.92 0.080 -0.061 0.3 6 0 2·SB
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 1 3 4 .247 .291 .333 .624 -0.048 0.95 0.015 -0.064 -0.3 1 3
Hal McRae DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .282 .333 .556 .889 -0.090 0.91 0.057 -0.147 -1.0 CS,GDP
Al Cowens RF 4 2 3 0 0 0 4 .283 .342 .444 .787 0.122 1.41 0.213 -0.091 1.0 0 0 2·2B,CS
Amos Otis CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .274 .323 .548 .870 -0.048 1.71 0.050 -0.098 -0.5 5 0
John Wathan 1B 3 0 1 2 0 0 3 .267 .290 .367 .657 0.049 1.39 0.063 -0.014 0.7 10 1
   Tom Poquette PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .308 .304 .500 .804 -0.057 2.63 0.000 -0.057 -0.5
Darrell Porter C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .314 .375 .451 .826 -0.122 1.23 0.000 -0.122 -1.0 3 0
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .247 .278 .333 .612 -0.069 0.90 0.000 -0.069 -0.6 1 2
Jerry Terrell 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .205 .262 .205 .467 -0.051 0.89 0.056 -0.107 -0.5 0 4 CS
Dennis Leonard P 1 0
   Al Hrabosky P 0 0
Team Totals 31 2 8 2 3 6 34 .258 .324 .323 .646 -0.295 1.16 0.534 -0.830 -2.3 27 10
2B: A Cowens 2 (4, 2 off R Guidry).
TB: A Cowens 5; H McRae 2; J Wathan; W Wilson; J Terrell.
GIDP: H McRae (4).
RBI: J Wathan 2 (5).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson 2 (11, 2nd base off R Guidry/T Munson, 3rd base off R Guidry/T Munson).
CS: H McRae (2, 2nd base by R Guidry POCS); J Terrell (3, 3rd base by T Munson POCS); A Cowens (2, 2nd base by R Guidry/T Munson).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ron Guidry, W (4-0) 8 8 2 2 2 6 0 1.61 30 62 0.214 1.09 1.5
Rich Gossage, S (3) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.36 4 1 0 0.083 1.81 0.9
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 3 6 0 2.00 34 62 1 0 0.297 1.16 2.3
R Guidry faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, L (3-6) 7.1 7 5 5 1 1 1 3.97 30 44 -0.192 0.84 -1.1
Al Hrabosky 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.54 5 1 1 -0.011 0.25 0.4
Team Totals 9 7 5 5 1 1 1 5.00 35 44 1 1 -0.203 0.76 -0.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: D Leonard (2; R White).
Pickoffs: R Guidry (1; H McRae, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Clark, 1B - Bill Kunkel, 2B - Bill Deegan, 3B - Terry Cooney.
Time of Game: 2:27.
Attendance: 40,903.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 20mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Kansas City Royals
1 Mickey Rivers CF 1 Willie Wilson LF
2 Willie Randolph 2B 2 Frank White 2B
3 Thurman Munson C 3 Hal McRae DH
4 Reggie Jackson RF 4 Al Cowens RF
5 Chris Chambliss 1B 5 Amos Otis CF
6 Graig Nettles 3B 6 John Wathan 1B
7 Jim Spencer DH 7 Darrell Porter C
8 Roy White LF 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Bucky Dent SS 9 Jerry Terrell 3B
Ron Guidry P Dennis Leonard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-1 2 1-- RR NYY R. Jackson D. Leonard 25% 59% Home Run; Munson Scores
t7 2-1 1 -2- R NYY G. Nettles D. Leonard 12% 84% Double to LF; Jackson Scores
b3 1-0 1 1-3 OO KCR H. McRae R. Guidry 11% 37% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b7 1-3 0 --- KCR A. Cowens R. Guidry -10% 69% Double to RF
t8 3-2 0 -2- R NYY W. Randolph D. Leonard 9% 90% Double to RF; Rivers Scores

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 --- O NYY M. Rivers D. Leonard -2% 48% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYY W. Randolph D. Leonard -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYY T. Munson D. Leonard -1% 45% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson R. Guidry 2% 47% Lineout: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR F. White R. Guidry 2% 49% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- KCR H. McRae R. Guidry -1% 48% Single to 2B
b1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens R. Guidry 2% 50% McRae Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 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 --- O NYY R. Jackson D. Leonard -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- O NYY C. Chambliss D. Leonard -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- O NYY G. Nettles D. Leonard -1% 45% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- KCR A. Cowens R. Guidry -6% 39% Double to RF
b2 0-0 0 -2- O KCR A. Otis R. Guidry 1% 40% Lineout: LF; Cowens to 3B
b2 0-0 1 --3 R KCR J. Wathan R. Guidry -6% 34% Single to LF; Cowens Scores
b2 1-0 1 1-- O KCR D. Porter R. Guidry 2% 36% Strikeout
b2 1-0 2 1-- O KCR F. Patek R. Guidry 2% 38% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 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 --- O NYY J. Spencer D. Leonard -3% 36% Flyball: CF
t3 0-1 1 --- O NYY R. White D. Leonard -2% 34% Flyball: LF
t3 0-1 2 --- O NYY B. Dent D. Leonard -1% 33% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- KCR J. Terrell R. Guidry -3% 30% Single to CF
b3 1-0 0 1-- KCR W. Wilson R. Guidry -2% 27% Passed Ball; Terrell to 2B
b3 1-0 0 -2- O KCR W. Wilson R. Guidry 8% 35% Terrell Caught Stealing (PO) 3B (C-SS-3B-2B)
b3 1-0 1 --- KCR W. Wilson R. Guidry -2% 32% Walk
b3 1-0 1 1-- KCR F. White R. Guidry -2% 31% Wilson Steals 2B
b3 1-0 1 -2- KCR F. White R. Guidry -3% 28% Wilson Steals 3B
b3 1-0 1 --3 KCR F. White R. Guidry -2% 26% Walk
b3 1-0 1 1-3 OO KCR H. McRae R. Guidry 11% 37% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t4 0-1 0 --- O NYY M. Rivers D. Leonard -3% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- O NYY W. Randolph D. Leonard -2% 32% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-1 2 --- NYY T. Munson D. Leonard 2% 34% Single to LF
t4 0-1 2 1-- RR NYY R. Jackson D. Leonard 25% 59% Home Run; Munson Scores
t4 2-1 2 --- NYY C. Chambliss D. Leonard 1% 60% Single to RF
t4 2-1 2 1-- O NYY G. Nettles D. Leonard -2% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 4-5-6
b4 1-2 0 --- KCR A. Cowens R. Guidry -5% 53% Single to CF
b4 1-2 0 1-- O KCR A. Otis R. Guidry 5% 58% Flyball: CF
b4 1-2 1 1-- O KCR J. Wathan R. Guidry 5% 63% Cowens Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b4 1-2 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan R. Guidry 1% 64% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
t5 2-1 0 --- O NYY J. Spencer D. Leonard -2% 62% Flyball: LF
t5 2-1 1 --- O NYY R. White D. Leonard -2% 61% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 2-1 2 --- O NYY B. Dent D. Leonard -1% 59% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 7-8-9
b5 1-2 0 --- O KCR D. Porter R. Guidry 3% 63% Lineout: CF
b5 1-2 1 --- O KCR F. Patek R. Guidry 2% 65% Popfly: 2B
b5 1-2 2 --- O KCR J. Terrell R. Guidry 2% 67% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t6 2-1 0 --- O NYY M. Rivers D. Leonard -2% 64% Flyball: CF
t6 2-1 1 --- O NYY W. Randolph D. Leonard -2% 63% Flyball: CF
t6 2-1 2 --- O NYY T. Munson D. Leonard -1% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 1-2-3
b6 1-2 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson R. Guidry 4% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 1-2 1 --- O KCR F. White R. Guidry 3% 68% Strikeout
b6 1-2 2 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Guidry 2% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
t7 2-1 0 --- NYY R. Jackson D. Leonard 4% 74% Single to RF
t7 2-1 0 1-- NYY C. Chambliss D. Leonard 3% 77% Jackson Steals 2B
t7 2-1 0 -2- O NYY C. Chambliss D. Leonard -5% 72% Flyball: LF
t7 2-1 1 -2- R NYY G. Nettles D. Leonard 12% 84% Double to LF; Jackson Scores
t7 3-1 1 -2- O NYY J. Spencer D. Leonard -2% 82% Strikeout
t7 3-1 2 -2- NYY R. White D. Leonard 0% 82% Intentional Walk
t7 3-1 2 12- O NYY B. Dent D. Leonard -3% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 4-5-6
b7 1-3 0 --- KCR A. Cowens R. Guidry -10% 69% Double to RF
b7 1-3 0 -2- O KCR A. Otis R. Guidry 4% 73% Flyball: LF; Cowens to 3B
b7 1-3 1 --3 RO KCR J. Wathan R. Guidry -0% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B; Cowens Scores
b7 2-3 2 --- O KCR D. Porter R. Guidry 2% 75% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t8 3-2 0 --- NYY M. Rivers D. Leonard 3% 79% Single to CF
t8 3-2 0 1-- NYY W. Randolph D. Leonard 3% 82% Rivers Steals 2B
t8 3-2 0 -2- R NYY W. Randolph D. Leonard 9% 90% Double to RF; Rivers Scores
t8 4-2 0 -2- O NYY T. Munson D. Leonard -0% 90% Groundout: SS-1B; Randolph to 3B
Al Hrabosky replaces Dennis Leonard pitching
t8 4-2 1 --3 RO NYY R. Jackson A. Hrabosky 2% 92% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Randolph Scores
t8 5-2 2 --- O NYY C. Chambliss A. Hrabosky -0% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 8-9-1
b8 2-5 0 --- O KCR F. Patek R. Guidry 3% 95% Flyball: CF
b8 2-5 1 --- O KCR J. Terrell R. Guidry 2% 96% Groundout: P-1B
b8 2-5 2 --- KCR W. Wilson R. Guidry -1% 95% Single to LF
b8 2-5 2 1-- O KCR F. White R. Guidry 2% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-2, Royals' Al Hrabosky facing 6-7-8
t9 5-2 0 --- O NYY G. Nettles A. Hrabosky -0% 97% Popfly: SS
t9 5-2 1 --- O NYY J. Spencer A. Hrabosky -0% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 5-2 2 --- O NYY R. White A. Hrabosky -0% 96% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 3-4-5
b9 2-5 0 --- KCR H. McRae R. Guidry -4% 92% Single to LF
Rich Gossage replaces Ron Guidry pitching
b9 2-5 0 1-- O KCR A. Cowens R. Gossage 4% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B; McRae to 2B
b9 2-5 1 -2- KCR A. Otis R. Gossage -5% 90% Walk
Tom Poquette pinch hits for John Wathan (1B) batting 6th
b9 2-5 1 12- O KCR T. Poquette R. Gossage 6% 96% Flyball: LF
b9 2-5 2 12- O KCR D. Porter R. Gossage 4% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 5, Royals 2.

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