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@CHW
4
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@CLE
3
2
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@DET
2
4
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@KCR
1
3
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@MIN
6
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0
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Monday, May 15, 1978, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 34,166, Time of Game: 2:27
Red Sox
1
22-12
 Lost 1 
1st
at Royals
3
18-13
 Won 2 
3rd, 3½ GB
W: Rich Gale (3-0)
L: Allen Ripley (0-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  2  1
Royals          0  0  0   2  0  0   1  0  X    3  7  0

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Burleson SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .185 .271 .267 .538 0.044 1.01 0.103 -0.059 0.5 3 7
Jerry Remy 2B 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .293 .338 .353 .691 0.066 1.11 0.103 -0.036 0.8 1 3 SB
Jim Rice DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .357 .401 .692 1.094 -0.171 1.46 0.000 -0.171 -1.7 GDP
Carl Yastrzemski LF-1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .314 .415 .415 .831 -0.080 1.15 0.010 -0.090 -0.6 2 1
Carlton Fisk C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .248 .348 .388 .736 -0.130 1.29 0.000 -0.130 -1.0 2 1
Fred Lynn CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .331 .392 .559 .952 -0.081 0.81 0.000 -0.081 -0.6 1 0
George Scott 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .311 .394 .459 .853 -0.027 0.54 0.000 -0.027 -0.3 10 0
   Bernie Carbo LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .220 .347 .341 .688 0.025 0.80 0.025 0.000 0.1 3 0
Butch Hobson 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .275 .348 .508 .856 -0.088 1.10 0.000 -0.088 -0.5 0 3
Dwight Evans RF 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 .245 .342 .357 .699 -0.017 1.11 0.041 -0.058 -0.0 1 0
Allen Ripley P 1 0
Team Totals 28 1 2 0 5 5 33 .071 .212 .071 .284 -0.459 1.09 0.282 -0.740 -3.3 24 15
TB: J Remy; R Burleson.
GIDP: J Rice (4).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Hobson-C Fisk-R Burleson-G Scott; J Remy-R Burleson-G Scott.
E: R Burleson (4).
Baserunning
SB: J Remy (7, 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 0 0 0 0 0 4 .259 .307 .358 .665 -0.033 0.97 0.048 -0.081 -0.2 3 0 SB,SH
Tom Poquette RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .276 .286 .448 .734 -0.144 1.02 0.000 -0.144 -1.7 2 0 GDP
   Jerry Terrell 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .262 .205 .467 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Hal McRae DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .286 .333 .548 .881 -0.010 0.65 0.034 -0.043 -0.4
Al Cowens 3B-RF 3 1 0 0 0 1 4 .271 .333 .430 .763 -0.007 0.95 0.049 -0.056 -0.3 0 1 HBP
Clint Hurdle 1B 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .253 .340 .422 .762 0.237 0.99 0.259 -0.022 1.6 9 0 2·2B
Amos Otis CF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .303 .373 .584 .957 0.088 0.94 0.092 -0.004 0.9 3 0 2B,SB,IW
John Wathan C 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .242 .286 .333 .619 -0.140 1.08 0.024 -0.164 -1.5 5 0 HBP
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .279 .330 .609 -0.031 1.45 0.059 -0.090 -0.4 4 1 SB
Frank White 2B 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .256 .304 .349 .653 0.080 0.89 0.099 -0.019 1.1 1 5 2B
Rich Gale P 0 1
Team Totals 29 3 7 2 2 1 34 .241 .333 .379 .713 0.040 0.99 0.664 -0.623 -0.8 27 9
2B: A Otis (8, off A Ripley); C Hurdle 2 (6, 2 off A Ripley); F White (5, off A Ripley).
SH: W Wilson (3, off A Ripley).
IBB: A Otis (2, by A Ripley).
HBP: A Cowens (4, by A Ripley); J Wathan (1, by A Ripley).
TB: C Hurdle 4; A Otis 3; F White 2; F Patek; H McRae.
GIDP: T Poquette (1).
RBI: C Hurdle 2 (11).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Cowens-F White-C Hurdle.
Baserunning
SB: A Otis (7, 2nd base off A Ripley/C Fisk); F Patek (7, 2nd base off A Ripley/C Fisk); W Wilson (12, 2nd base off A Ripley/C Fisk).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Allen Ripley, L (0-3) 8 7 3 3 2 1 0 4.42 34 55 -0.041 0.99 0.8
Team Totals 8 7 3 3 2 1 0 3.38 34 55 -0.041 0.99 0.8

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rich Gale, W (3-0) 9 2 1 1 5 5 0 2.08 33 79 0.459 1.09 3.3
Team Totals 9 2 1 1 5 5 0 1.00 33 79 0.459 1.09 3.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: A Ripley 2 (3; A Cowens, J Wathan).
IBB: A Ripley (1; A Otis).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lou DiMuro, 1B - Ken Kaiser, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - Bill Haller.
Time of Game: 2:27.
Attendance: 34,166.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 58° F, Wind 14mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Rick Burleson SS 1 Willie Wilson LF
2 Jerry Remy 2B 2 Tom Poquette RF
3 Jim Rice DH 3 Hal McRae DH
4 Carl Yastrzemski LF 4 Al Cowens 3B
5 Carlton Fisk C 5 Clint Hurdle 1B
6 Fred Lynn CF 6 Amos Otis CF
7 George Scott 1B 7 John Wathan C
8 Butch Hobson 3B 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Dwight Evans RF 9 Frank White 2B
Allen Ripley P Rich Gale P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-1 1 12- RR KCR C. Hurdle A. Ripley 24% 71% Double to LF (Pop Fly); McRae Scores; Cowens Scores
b4 2-1 1 -23 OO KCR J. Wathan A. Ripley -13% 64% Double Play: Fielder's Choice 3B; Hurdle out at Hm/3B-C; Otis to 3B; Wathan out at 1B/C-SS-1B
t3 0-0 0 1-- BOS R. Burleson R. Gale -10% 36% Single to RF; Evans to 3B
b5 2-1 1 12- OO KCR T. Poquette A. Ripley -8% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t3 0-0 0 123 ROO BOS J. Rice R. Gale 8% 39% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Evans Scores/No RBI; Burleson to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson R. Gale 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- BOS J. Remy R. Gale -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- BOS J. Rice R. Gale -2% 48% Remy Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O BOS J. Rice R. Gale 3% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 -2- BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Gale -1% 51% Walk
t1 0-0 2 12- O BOS C. Fisk R. Gale 4% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Allen Ripley facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson A. Ripley -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR T. Poquette A. Ripley -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae A. Ripley -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O BOS F. Lynn R. Gale 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 1 --- O BOS G. Scott R. Gale 2% 54% Lineout: RF
t2 0-0 2 --- O BOS B. Hobson R. Gale 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Allen Ripley facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens A. Ripley -2% 53% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle A. Ripley -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- KCR A. Otis A. Ripley 2% 53% Double to RF (Short RF Line)
b2 0-0 2 -2- O KCR J. Wathan A. Ripley -3% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- BOS D. Evans R. Gale -4% 46% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- BOS R. Burleson R. Gale -10% 36% Single to RF; Evans to 3B
t3 0-0 0 1-3 BOS J. Remy R. Gale -4% 32% Walk; Burleson to 2B
t3 0-0 0 123 ROO BOS J. Rice R. Gale 8% 39% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Evans Scores/No RBI; Burleson to 3B
t3 1-0 2 --3 O BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Gale 4% 43% Popfly: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Allen Ripley facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- O KCR F. Patek A. Ripley -3% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- O KCR F. White A. Ripley -2% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-1 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson A. Ripley -1% 37% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- O BOS C. Fisk R. Gale 2% 39% Flyball: CF
t4 1-0 1 --- O BOS F. Lynn R. Gale 2% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-0 2 --- O BOS G. Scott R. Gale 1% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Allen Ripley facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- O KCR T. Poquette A. Ripley -3% 39% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 0-1 1 --- KCR H. McRae A. Ripley 3% 42% Single to CF
b4 0-1 1 1-- KCR A. Cowens A. Ripley 5% 47% Hit By Pitch; McRae to 2B
b4 0-1 1 12- RR KCR C. Hurdle A. Ripley 24% 71% Double to LF (Pop Fly); McRae Scores; Cowens Scores
b4 2-1 1 -2- KCR A. Otis A. Ripley 5% 75% Single to RF; Hurdle to 3B
b4 2-1 1 1-3 KCR J. Wathan A. Ripley 2% 77% Otis Steals 2B
b4 2-1 1 -23 OO KCR J. Wathan A. Ripley -13% 64% Double Play: Fielder's Choice 3B; Hurdle out at Hm/3B-C; Otis to 3B; Wathan out at 1B/C-SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Rich Gale facing 8-9-1
t5 1-2 0 --- O BOS B. Hobson R. Gale 3% 68% Flyball: CF
t5 1-2 1 --- O BOS D. Evans R. Gale 2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-2 2 --- O BOS R. Burleson R. Gale 1% 71% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Red Sox' Allen Ripley facing 8-9-1
b5 2-1 0 --- KCR F. Patek A. Ripley 3% 75% Single to LF
b5 2-1 0 1-- KCR F. White A. Ripley 3% 77% Patek Steals 2B
b5 2-1 0 -2- KCR F. White A. Ripley 2% 79% Walk
b5 2-1 0 12- O KCR W. Wilson A. Ripley -5% 75% Flyball: LF
b5 2-1 1 12- OO KCR T. Poquette A. Ripley -8% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Rich Gale facing 2-3-4
t6 1-2 0 --- O BOS J. Remy R. Gale 4% 70% Groundout: P-1B
t6 1-2 1 --- O BOS J. Rice R. Gale 3% 73% Popfly: SS
t6 1-2 2 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Gale 2% 75% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Red Sox' Allen Ripley facing 3-4-5
Carl Yastrzemski moves from LF to 1B
Bernie Carbo replaces George Scott (1B) playing LF batting 7th
b6 2-1 0 --- O KCR H. McRae A. Ripley -2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 2-1 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens A. Ripley -1% 71% Flyball: LF
b6 2-1 2 --- KCR C. Hurdle A. Ripley 2% 73% Double to RF
b6 2-1 2 -2- KCR A. Otis A. Ripley 1% 74% Intentional Walk
b6 2-1 2 12- KCR J. Wathan A. Ripley 2% 76% Hit By Pitch; Hurdle to 3B; Otis to 2B
b6 2-1 2 123 O KCR F. Patek A. Ripley -6% 70% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Rich Gale facing 5-6-7
t7 1-2 0 --- O BOS C. Fisk R. Gale 4% 74% Lineout: LF
t7 1-2 1 --- O BOS F. Lynn R. Gale 3% 77% Flyball: LF
t7 1-2 2 --- BOS B. Carbo R. Gale -2% 75% Walk
t7 1-2 2 1-- O BOS B. Hobson R. Gale 4% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Red Sox' Allen Ripley facing 9-1-2
b7 2-1 0 --- KCR F. White A. Ripley 5% 85% Double to LF
b7 2-1 0 -2- KCR W. Wilson A. Ripley 5% 90% Fielder's Choice P/Sacrifice Bunt; White to 3B
b7 2-1 0 1-3 R KCR T. Poquette A. Ripley 3% 92% Wilson Steals 2B; White Scores/Adv on E6
b7 3-1 0 -2- O KCR T. Poquette A. Ripley -2% 90% Flyball: LF
b7 3-1 1 -2- O KCR H. McRae A. Ripley -1% 89% Flyball: RF; Wilson to 3B
b7 3-1 2 --3 O KCR A. Cowens A. Ripley -2% 87% Popfly: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Rich Gale facing 9-1-2
Jerry Terrell replaces Tom Poquette (RF) playing 3B batting 2nd
Al Cowens moves from 3B to RF
t8 1-3 0 --- O BOS D. Evans R. Gale 4% 91% Strikeout
t8 1-3 1 --- O BOS R. Burleson R. Gale 2% 93% Flyball: LF
t8 1-3 2 --- BOS J. Remy R. Gale -2% 91% Single to CF
t8 1-3 2 1-- O BOS J. Rice R. Gale 3% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Red Sox' Allen Ripley facing 5-6-7
b8 3-1 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle A. Ripley -1% 94% Groundout: 1B-P
b8 3-1 1 --- O KCR A. Otis A. Ripley -0% 93% Lineout: LF
b8 3-1 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan A. Ripley -0% 93% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Rich Gale facing 4-5-6
t9 1-3 0 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Gale 4% 97% Popfly: SS
t9 1-3 1 --- O BOS C. Fisk R. Gale 2% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 1-3 2 --- O BOS F. Lynn R. Gale 1% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Royals 3.

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