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Tuesday, May 16, 1978, 7:30PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 23,474, Time of Game: 2:10
Red Sox
3
23-12
 Won 1 
1st
at Royals
2
18-14
 Lost 1 
3rd, 3½ GB
W: Bill Lee (6-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  2  0   1  0  0    3  8  1
Royals          1  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  9  1

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 2 1 0 0 4 .194 .277 .273 .550 0.130 0.95 0.151 -0.022 1.0 2 4
Jerry Remy 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .292 .336 .350 .686 -0.060 1.07 0.053 -0.113 -0.8 5 0 GDP
Jim Rice LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .361 .404 .687 1.091 0.053 1.01 0.091 -0.038 0.4 3 0
Carl Yastrzemski 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .303 .404 .402 .806 -0.201 1.20 0.000 -0.201 -1.7 8 1 GDP
Carlton Fisk C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .248 .345 .384 .729 -0.042 1.02 0.040 -0.082 -0.2 5 0
Fred Lynn CF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .322 .388 .545 .934 -0.079 1.16 0.048 -0.128 -0.7 1 1 GDP
Dwight Evans RF 3 2 2 1 0 0 3 .257 .350 .396 .746 0.324 1.17 0.335 -0.011 1.9 1 0 HR
Bob Bailey DH 2 0 0 1 0 1 3 .095 .192 .143 .335 -0.089 1.40 0.000 -0.089 -0.7 SF
Frank Duffy 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .231 .286 .308 .593 -0.055 0.95 0.000 -0.055 -0.4 2 4 SH
Bill Lee P 0 3
Team Totals 30 3 8 3 1 2 33 .267 .281 .367 .648 -0.019 1.10 0.718 -0.739 -1.3 27 13
HR: D Evans (3, off P Splittorff, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: B Bailey (2, off P Splittorff).
SH: F Duffy (1, off P Splittorff).
TB: D Evans 5; J Rice 2; R Burleson 2; J Remy; C Fisk.
GIDP: F Lynn (2); J Remy (3); C Yastrzemski (4).
RBI: B Bailey (2); R Burleson (13); D Evans (9).
2-out RBI: R Burleson.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
E: J Remy (5).
Outfield Assists: F Lynn (J Zdeb at 3rd base).

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 2 0 0 0 4 .271 .315 .365 .680 -0.003 1.18 0.105 -0.108 0.3 0 1 2·SB,CS
Jerry Terrell 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .186 .239 .186 .425 -0.145 1.22 0.016 -0.161 -1.2 1 2
Amos Otis CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .301 .368 .570 .938 -0.009 1.10 0.046 -0.055 0.3 3 0
Hal McRae DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .292 .338 .546 .884 0.127 1.25 0.152 -0.025 0.2
John Wathan C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .243 .282 .324 .606 0.116 2.00 0.185 -0.069 -0.1 2 0
Clint Hurdle 1B 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .244 .337 .407 .744 -0.221 2.27 0.022 -0.242 -0.7 7 1
Joe Zdeb RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .227 .217 .364 .581 -0.137 2.46 0.066 -0.203 -0.1 3 0 2B
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .260 .287 .337 .624 -0.160 2.24 0.036 -0.196 -0.4 5 3
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .247 .295 .337 .632 -0.088 1.09 0.000 -0.088 -0.6 5 3
Paul Splittorff P 1 1
Team Totals 34 2 9 2 1 4 35 .265 .286 .294 .580 -0.520 1.61 0.628 -1.147 -2.3 27 11
2B: J Zdeb (1, off B Lee).
TB: J Zdeb 2; H McRae 2; F Patek 2; W Wilson 2; J Wathan; A Otis.
RBI: J Zdeb (3); A Otis (18).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 3. F White-F Patek-C Hurdle 3.
E: F Patek (9).
Outfield Assists: W Wilson (R Burleson at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson 2 (14, 3rd base off B Lee/C Fisk, 2nd base off B Lee/C Fisk).
CS: W Wilson (5, 2nd base by B Lee POCS).
Pickoffs: J Terrell (2nd base by B Lee).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Lee, W (6-0) 9 9 2 2 1 4 0 2.52 35 64 0.520 1.61 2.3
Team Totals 9 9 2 2 1 4 0 2.00 35 64 0.520 1.61 2.3

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, L (4-3) 9 8 3 3 1 2 1 2.69 33 60 0.020 1.10 1.3
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 1 2 1 3.00 33 60 0.020 1.10 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: B Lee 2 (4; W Wilson, 2nd base (CS), J Terrell, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ken Kaiser, 1B - Mike Reilly, 2B - Bill Haller, 3B - Lou DiMuro.
Time of Game: 2:10.
Attendance: 23,474.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 63° F, Wind 12mph 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 Jerry Terrell 3B
3 Jim Rice LF 3 Amos Otis CF
4 Carl Yastrzemski 1B 4 Hal McRae DH
5 Carlton Fisk C 5 John Wathan C
6 Fred Lynn CF 6 Clint Hurdle 1B
7 Dwight Evans RF 7 Joe Zdeb RF
8 Bob Bailey DH 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Frank Duffy 3B 9 Frank White 2B
Bill Lee P Paul Splittorff P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 2-2 1 --- R BOS D. Evans P. Splittorff 22% 68% Home Run
b9 2-3 0 1-- KCR J. Wathan B. Lee -19% 49% Single to RF; McRae to 2B
b9 2-3 0 12- O KCR C. Hurdle B. Lee 18% 67% Strikeout
b9 2-3 2 12- O KCR F. Patek B. Lee 17% 100% Strikeout
b9 2-3 1 12- O KCR J. Zdeb B. Lee 16% 83% Popfly: 1B

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' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BOS R. Burleson P. Splittorff 4% 54% Reached on E6 (throw to 1B) (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO BOS J. Remy P. Splittorff -7% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- BOS J. Rice P. Splittorff 1% 48% Single to RF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O BOS C. Yastrzemski P. Splittorff -2% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson B. Lee -4% 42% Single to LF
b1 0-0 0 1-- KCR J. Terrell B. Lee -2% 39% Wilson Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- O KCR J. Terrell B. Lee 4% 43% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- KCR A. Otis B. Lee -3% 41% Wilson Steals 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 RO KCR A. Otis B. Lee -2% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B; Wilson Scores
b1 1-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae B. Lee 1% 39% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- BOS C. Fisk P. Splittorff 4% 43% Single to CF
t2 0-1 0 1-- OO BOS F. Lynn P. Splittorff -8% 35% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- O BOS D. Evans P. Splittorff -1% 34% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan B. Lee 2% 36% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- KCR C. Hurdle B. Lee -2% 34% Walk
b2 1-0 1 1-- RO KCR J. Zdeb B. Lee -7% 27% Double to CF (CF-RF); Hurdle Scores; Zdeb out at 3B/CF-SS-3B
b2 2-0 2 --- KCR F. Patek B. Lee -1% 26% Single to LF
b2 2-0 2 1-- O KCR F. White B. Lee 2% 28% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- O BOS B. Bailey P. Splittorff -2% 25% Lineout: 3B
t3 0-2 1 --- O BOS F. Duffy P. Splittorff -2% 24% Popfly: 2B
t3 0-2 2 --- BOS R. Burleson P. Splittorff 1% 25% Single to LF
t3 0-2 2 1-- O BOS J. Remy P. Splittorff -2% 23% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Lee 2% 24% Foul Popfly: C
b3 2-0 1 --- KCR J. Terrell B. Lee -2% 23% Reached on E4/Bunt
b3 2-0 1 1-- KCR A. Otis B. Lee -2% 20% Single to LF; Terrell to 2B
b3 2-0 1 12- O KCR H. McRae B. Lee 4% 25% Terrell Picked off 2B (P-SS)
b3 2-0 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae B. Lee 2% 26% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- O BOS J. Rice P. Splittorff -3% 24% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
t4 0-2 1 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski P. Splittorff -2% 22% Lineout: CF
t4 0-2 2 --- O BOS C. Fisk P. Splittorff -1% 21% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 5-6-7
b4 2-0 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan B. Lee 1% 22% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-0 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle B. Lee 1% 23% Strikeout Looking
b4 2-0 2 --- O KCR J. Zdeb B. Lee 1% 24% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 6-7-8
t5 0-2 0 --- BOS F. Lynn P. Splittorff 5% 29% Walk
t5 0-2 0 1-- BOS D. Evans P. Splittorff 12% 41% Single to CF; Lynn to 3B
t5 0-2 0 1-3 RO BOS B. Bailey P. Splittorff -5% 36% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Lynn Scores
t5 1-2 1 1-- O BOS F. Duffy P. Splittorff -3% 33% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Evans to 2B
t5 1-2 2 -2- RO BOS R. Burleson P. Splittorff 10% 43% Single to LF; Evans Scores; Burleson out at 2B/LF-2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 8-9-1
b5 2-2 0 --- O KCR F. Patek B. Lee 3% 46% Flyball: LF
b5 2-2 1 --- O KCR F. White B. Lee 2% 49% Popfly: 3B
b5 2-2 2 --- KCR W. Wilson B. Lee -2% 47% Single to CF
b5 2-2 2 1-- O KCR J. Terrell B. Lee 3% 50% Wilson Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
t6 2-2 0 --- BOS J. Remy P. Splittorff 5% 55% Single to RF
t6 2-2 0 1-- BOS J. Rice P. Splittorff 8% 63% Single to CF; Remy to 2B
t6 2-2 0 12- OO BOS C. Yastrzemski P. Splittorff -15% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Remy to 3B
t6 2-2 2 --3 O BOS C. Fisk P. Splittorff -6% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 2-3-4
b6 2-2 0 --- O KCR J. Terrell B. Lee 3% 46% Flyball: CF
b6 2-2 1 --- O KCR A. Otis B. Lee 2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 2-2 2 --- KCR H. McRae B. Lee -2% 46% Single to LF
b6 2-2 2 1-- O KCR J. Wathan B. Lee 4% 50% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 6-7-8
t7 2-2 0 --- O BOS F. Lynn P. Splittorff -4% 46% Popfly: 2B
t7 2-2 1 --- R BOS D. Evans P. Splittorff 22% 68% Home Run
t7 3-2 1 --- O BOS B. Bailey P. Splittorff -2% 66% Strikeout Looking
t7 3-2 2 --- O BOS F. Duffy P. Splittorff -1% 65% Popfly: 1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 6-7-8
b7 2-3 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle B. Lee 5% 70% Lineout: 2B
b7 2-3 1 --- O KCR J. Zdeb B. Lee 3% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 2-3 2 --- KCR F. Patek B. Lee -3% 70% Single to RF
b7 2-3 2 1-- O KCR F. White B. Lee 5% 75% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t8 3-2 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson P. Splittorff -2% 73% Popfly: SS
t8 3-2 1 --- O BOS J. Remy P. Splittorff -2% 72% Foul Popfly: SS
t8 3-2 2 --- O BOS J. Rice P. Splittorff -1% 70% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 1-2-3
b8 2-3 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Lee 6% 77% Flyball: RF
b8 2-3 1 --- O KCR J. Terrell B. Lee 4% 81% Foul Popfly: 1B
b8 2-3 2 --- O KCR A. Otis B. Lee 3% 84% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t9 3-2 0 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski P. Splittorff -2% 83% Popfly: 2B
t9 3-2 1 --- O BOS C. Fisk P. Splittorff -1% 82% Popfly: 2B
t9 3-2 2 --- O BOS F. Lynn P. Splittorff -1% 81% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 4-5-6
b9 2-3 0 --- KCR H. McRae B. Lee -13% 67% Single to LF
b9 2-3 0 1-- KCR J. Wathan B. Lee -19% 49% Single to RF; McRae to 2B
b9 2-3 0 12- O KCR C. Hurdle B. Lee 18% 67% Strikeout
b9 2-3 1 12- O KCR J. Zdeb B. Lee 16% 83% Popfly: 1B
b9 2-3 2 12- O KCR F. Patek B. Lee 17% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 2.

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