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@CLE
2
1
BOS
@DET
6
5
MIN
@KCR
3
6
CAL
@MIL
4
6
CHW
@OAK
3
4
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@SEA
3
7
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@TOR
8
10
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@CHC
2
10
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@CIN
6
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@HOU
0
13
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@LAD
2
3
PIT
@MON
6
0
PHI
@NYM
9
4
 
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Saturday, May 20, 1978, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 30,312, Time of Game: 2:51
Twins
3
14-24
 Lost 1 
5th, 9½ GB
at Royals
6
19-16
 Won 1 
3rd, 3 GB
W: Rich Gale (4-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           1  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  0    3  9  0
Royals          0  0  2   0  0  1   2  1  X    6 15  0

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Norwood LF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .262 .326 .434 .760 -0.074 0.76 0.041 -0.115 -0.7 2 0 SB,CS
Rod Carew 1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .397 .465 .568 1.034 -0.007 0.78 0.055 -0.062 1.1 9 1 HR
Dan Ford CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .295 .369 .477 .846 0.011 0.88 0.059 -0.048 0.2 2 1
Mike Cubbage 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .321 .385 .468 .853 0.000 1.13 0.113 -0.113 0.2 1 3 2B,GDP
   Larry Wolfe PH-3B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .239 .300 .326 .626 0.021 0.50 0.021 0.000 0.1 0 0
Butch Wynegar C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .281 .343 .380 .723 -0.080 1.02 0.016 -0.096 -0.6 1 0
Glenn Adams DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .195 .222 .287 .510 -0.017 0.92 0.026 -0.042 -0.2
   Jose Morales PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .400 .462 .862 0.037 0.72 0.037 0.000 0.4
Roy Smalley SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .252 .341 .371 .712 0.063 1.18 0.131 -0.069 0.7 3 3 2·2B
Hosken Powell RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .202 .266 .283 .549 -0.084 1.04 0.000 -0.084 -0.6 2 0
   Bombo Rivera PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .341 .426 .439 .865 -0.066 2.80 0.000 -0.066 -0.6
Rob Wilfong 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .105 .261 .211 .471 -0.044 0.89 0.000 -0.044 -0.4 2 3
   Rich Chiles PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .345 .267 .612 -0.012 0.47 0.000 -0.012 -0.2
   Bob Randall 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .315 .350 .665 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
   Craig Kusick PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .183 .275 .267 .542 -0.064 2.22 0.000 -0.064 -0.8
Paul Thormodsgard P 0 0
   Greg Thayer P 0 0
   Tom Johnson P 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 9 3 4 3 37 .273 .351 .455 .806 -0.316 0.99 0.499 -0.815 -1.3 24 11
2B: M Cubbage (3, off R Gale); R Smalley 2 (9, 1 off A Hrabosky, 1 off R Gale).
HR: R Carew (4, off R Gale, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: R Carew 5; R Smalley 4; M Cubbage 2; W Norwood 2; D Ford; G Adams.
GIDP: M Cubbage (2).
RBI: R Carew 2 (28); M Cubbage (19).
2-out RBI: M Cubbage.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Wilfong-R Carew.
Outfield Assists: D Ford (H McRae at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: W Norwood (12, 2nd base off R Gale/D Porter).
CS: W Norwood (5, 2nd base by R Gale/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 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .250 .298 .333 .631 0.003 0.91 0.075 -0.072 -0.6 1 1 SB
Hal McRae DH 5 1 3 2 0 0 5 .299 .340 .576 .916 0.113 0.70 0.151 -0.038 1.5 2B
George Brett 3B 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .284 .361 .473 .834 -0.035 0.51 0.023 -0.058 -0.1 1 0 2B,IW
Al Cowens RF 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .261 .324 .403 .727 -0.035 0.69 0.056 -0.091 -0.2 0 0 SB
Amos Otis CF 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .320 .390 .592 .982 0.140 0.90 0.160 -0.020 1.2 1 0 SB
Clint Hurdle 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .253 .336 .411 .747 0.009 0.79 0.069 -0.060 0.9 12 1 2B
   Pete LaCock 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .200 .167 .367 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Darrell Porter C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .302 .372 .457 .829 -0.042 0.87 0.012 -0.054 -0.9 3 1
Freddie Patek SS 4 1 4 1 0 0 4 .287 .311 .357 .667 0.181 0.82 0.181 0.000 2.2 1 5 2·SB
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .237 .282 .320 .601 -0.151 1.35 0.000 -0.151 -1.7 5 5 SH
Rich Gale P 0 2
   Al Hrabosky P 1 0
Team Totals 36 6 15 6 3 1 40 .417 .462 .500 .962 0.183 0.82 0.727 -0.544 2.2 27 15
2B: C Hurdle (7, off P Thormodsgard); G Brett (9, off G Thayer); H McRae (10, off T Johnson).
SH: F White (5, off T Johnson).
IBB: G Brett (2, by T Johnson).
TB: F Patek 4; H McRae 4; C Hurdle 3; G Brett 3; A Otis 2; A Cowens; W Wilson.
RBI: H McRae 2 (22); A Otis (21); F Patek (18); C Hurdle (12); A Cowens (14).
2-out RBI: F Patek; A Otis; A Cowens; C Hurdle; H McRae.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 7 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Hurdle-F Patek.
Outfield Assists: W Wilson (R Carew at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: A Otis (8, 2nd base off P Thormodsgard/B Wynegar); W Wilson (16, 2nd base off P Thormodsgard/B Wynegar); F Patek 2 (9, 2nd base off G Thayer/B Wynegar, 2nd base off T Johnson/B Wynegar); A Cowens (5, 2nd base off G Thayer/B Wynegar).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Thormodsgard, L (1-6) 5.2 9 3 3 1 1 0 5.44 26 39 -0.096 1.12 -0.3
Greg Thayer 1.1 4 2 2 1 0 0 3.62 8 1 0 -0.061 0.37 -1.3
Tom Johnson 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 3.64 6 0 0 -0.026 0.29 -0.5
Team Totals 8 15 6 6 3 1 0 6.75 40 39 1 0 -0.183 0.82 -2.2

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rich Gale, W (4-0) 7.1 8 3 3 2 1 1 2.48 29 49 0.249 0.88 0.6
Al Hrabosky, S (5) 1.2 1 0 0 2 2 0 1.13 8 0 0 0.067 1.40 0.7
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 4 3 1 3.00 37 49 0 0 0.316 0.99 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: T Johnson (4; G Brett).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Nestor Chylak, 1B - Ron Luciano, 2B - Rich Garcia, 3B - Vic Voltaggio.
Time of Game: 2:51.
Attendance: 30,312.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 66° F, Wind 7mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Willie Norwood LF 1 Willie Wilson LF
2 Rod Carew 1B 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Dan Ford CF 3 George Brett 3B
4 Mike Cubbage 3B 4 Al Cowens RF
5 Butch Wynegar C 5 Amos Otis CF
6 Glenn Adams DH 6 Clint Hurdle 1B
7 Roy Smalley SS 7 Darrell Porter C
8 Hosken Powell RF 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Rob Wilfong 2B 9 Frank White 2B
Paul Thormodsgard P Rich Gale P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-1 0 -2- R KCR H. McRae P. Thormodsgard 12% 62% Single to LF; Wilson Scores; McRae to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b3 1-1 2 -2- R KCR A. Otis P. Thormodsgard 11% 65% Single to LF; McRae Scores
t1 0-0 2 1-- R MIN M. Cubbage R. Gale -11% 41% Double to RF; Ford Scores
t9 3-6 0 1-- MIN R. Smalley A. Hrabosky -10% 83% Double to LF; Morales to 3B
b6 2-1 2 --3 R KCR F. Patek P. Thormodsgard 10% 84% Single to LF; Hurdle Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN W. Norwood R. Gale 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O MIN R. Carew R. Gale 2% 54% Single to LF; Carew out at 2B/LF-2B
t1 0-0 2 --- MIN D. Ford R. Gale -1% 52% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- R MIN M. Cubbage R. Gale -11% 41% Double to RF; Ford Scores
t1 1-0 2 -2- O MIN B. Wynegar R. Gale 3% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Paul Thormodsgard facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson P. Thormodsgard -2% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- O KCR H. McRae P. Thormodsgard -2% 40% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-1 2 --- O KCR G. Brett P. Thormodsgard -1% 39% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O MIN G. Adams R. Gale 2% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- O MIN R. Smalley R. Gale 1% 43% Strikeout
t2 1-0 2 --- O MIN H. Powell R. Gale 1% 44% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Paul Thormodsgard facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens P. Thormodsgard -3% 41% Popfly: SS
b2 0-1 1 --- KCR A. Otis P. Thormodsgard 3% 44% Single to CF
b2 0-1 1 1-- KCR C. Hurdle P. Thormodsgard 2% 46% Otis Steals 2B
b2 0-1 1 -2- O KCR C. Hurdle P. Thormodsgard -4% 42% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-1 2 -2- KCR D. Porter P. Thormodsgard 1% 43% Walk
b2 0-1 2 12- KCR F. Patek P. Thormodsgard 3% 47% Single to LF; Otis to 3B; Porter to 2B
b2 0-1 2 123 O KCR F. White P. Thormodsgard -8% 38% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- O MIN R. Wilfong R. Gale 2% 40% Lineout: 2B
t3 1-0 1 --- MIN W. Norwood R. Gale -2% 38% Single to LF
t3 1-0 1 1-- O MIN R. Carew R. Gale 4% 42% Norwood Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t3 1-0 2 --- O MIN R. Carew R. Gale 1% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Paul Thormodsgard facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- KCR W. Wilson P. Thormodsgard 4% 47% Single to RF
b3 0-1 0 1-- KCR H. McRae P. Thormodsgard 3% 50% Wilson Steals 2B
b3 0-1 0 -2- R KCR H. McRae P. Thormodsgard 12% 62% Single to LF; Wilson Scores; McRae to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b3 1-1 0 -2- O KCR G. Brett P. Thormodsgard -5% 58% Lineout: LF
b3 1-1 1 -2- O KCR A. Cowens P. Thormodsgard -4% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-1 2 -2- R KCR A. Otis P. Thormodsgard 11% 65% Single to LF; McRae Scores
b3 2-1 2 1-- O KCR C. Hurdle P. Thormodsgard -2% 63% Popfly: SS
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Rich Gale facing 3-4-5
t4 1-2 0 --- MIN D. Ford R. Gale -5% 58% Single to RF
t4 1-2 0 1-- OO MIN M. Cubbage R. Gale 10% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS
t4 1-2 2 --- MIN B. Wynegar R. Gale -2% 66% Walk
t4 1-2 2 1-- MIN G. Adams R. Gale -3% 64% Single to RF; Wynegar to 2B
t4 1-2 2 12- O MIN R. Smalley R. Gale 5% 69% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Paul Thormodsgard facing 7-8-9
b4 2-1 0 --- O KCR D. Porter P. Thormodsgard -2% 67% Strikeout
b4 2-1 1 --- KCR F. Patek P. Thormodsgard 2% 69% Single to CF
b4 2-1 1 1-- OO KCR F. White P. Thormodsgard -5% 64% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Rich Gale facing 8-9-1
t5 1-2 0 --- O MIN H. Powell R. Gale 3% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-2 1 --- O MIN R. Wilfong R. Gale 2% 70% Popfly: 2B
t5 1-2 2 --- O MIN W. Norwood R. Gale 1% 71% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Paul Thormodsgard facing 1-2-3
b5 2-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson P. Thormodsgard -2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-1 1 --- O KCR H. McRae P. Thormodsgard -1% 68% Flyball: LF
b5 2-1 2 --- KCR G. Brett P. Thormodsgard 1% 69% Single to RF
b5 2-1 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens P. Thormodsgard -2% 67% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Rich Gale facing 2-3-4
t6 1-2 0 --- O MIN R. Carew R. Gale 4% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-2 1 --- O MIN D. Ford R. Gale 3% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-2 2 --- O MIN M. Cubbage R. Gale 2% 75% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Paul Thormodsgard facing 5-6-7
b6 2-1 0 --- O KCR A. Otis P. Thormodsgard -2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 2-1 1 --- KCR C. Hurdle P. Thormodsgard 4% 77% Double to LF
b6 2-1 1 -2- O KCR D. Porter P. Thormodsgard -3% 74% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Hurdle to 3B
b6 2-1 2 --3 R KCR F. Patek P. Thormodsgard 10% 84% Single to LF; Hurdle Scores
Greg Thayer replaces Paul Thormodsgard pitching
b6 3-1 2 1-- KCR F. White G. Thayer 1% 84% Patek Steals 2B
b6 3-1 2 -2- O KCR F. White G. Thayer -2% 82% Lineout: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Rich Gale facing 5-6-7
t7 1-3 0 --- O MIN B. Wynegar R. Gale 3% 86% Lineout: 2B
t7 1-3 1 --- O MIN G. Adams R. Gale 2% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 1-3 2 --- MIN R. Smalley R. Gale -3% 85% Double to RF
t7 1-3 2 -2- O MIN H. Powell R. Gale 4% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Twins' Greg Thayer facing 1-2-3
b7 3-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson G. Thayer -1% 88% Flyball: RF
b7 3-1 1 --- O KCR H. McRae G. Thayer -1% 88% Single to CF (CF-RF); McRae out at 2B/CF-SS
b7 3-1 2 --- KCR G. Brett G. Thayer 1% 89% Double to LF
b7 3-1 2 -2- R KCR A. Cowens G. Thayer 5% 94% Single to LF; Brett Scores
b7 4-1 2 1-- KCR A. Otis G. Thayer 0% 94% Cowens Steals 2B
b7 4-1 2 -2- KCR A. Otis G. Thayer 0% 94% Walk
b7 4-1 2 12- R KCR C. Hurdle G. Thayer 3% 97% Single to RF; Cowens Scores; Otis to 3B
b7 5-1 2 1-3 O KCR D. Porter G. Thayer -1% 97% Lineout: RF
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Rich Gale facing 9-1-2
Pete LaCock replaces Clint Hurdle playing 1B batting 6th
Rich Chiles pinch hits for Rob Wilfong (2B) batting 9th
t8 1-5 0 --- O MIN R. Chiles R. Gale 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 1-5 1 --- MIN W. Norwood R. Gale -1% 97% Single to LF
t8 1-5 1 1-- MIN R. Carew R. Gale -0% 96% Norwood Steals 2B
t8 1-5 1 -2- RR MIN R. Carew R. Gale -6% 91% Home Run; Norwood Scores
Al Hrabosky replaces Rich Gale pitching
t8 3-5 1 --- O MIN D. Ford A. Hrabosky 2% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
Larry Wolfe pinch hits for Mike Cubbage (3B) batting 4th
t8 3-5 2 --- MIN L. Wolfe A. Hrabosky -2% 91% Walk
t8 3-5 2 1-- O MIN B. Wynegar A. Hrabosky 3% 94% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Twins' Tom Johnson facing 8-9-1
Tom Johnson replaces Greg Thayer pitching
Bob Randall replaces Rich Chiles (PH) playing 2B batting 9th
Larry Wolfe moves from PH to 3B
b8 5-3 0 --- KCR F. Patek T. Johnson 1% 95% Single to RF
b8 5-3 0 1-- KCR F. White T. Johnson 1% 96% Patek Steals 2B
b8 5-3 0 -2- O KCR F. White T. Johnson -0% 96% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Patek to 3B
b8 5-3 1 --3 O KCR W. Wilson T. Johnson -2% 94% Lineout: CF
b8 5-3 2 --3 R KCR H. McRae T. Johnson 3% 97% Double to RF; Patek Scores
b8 6-3 2 -2- KCR G. Brett T. Johnson 0% 97% Intentional Walk
b8 6-3 2 12- O KCR A. Cowens T. Johnson -0% 97% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 6.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Al Hrabosky facing 6-7-8
Jose Morales pinch hits for Glenn Adams (DH) batting 6th
t9 3-6 0 --- MIN J. Morales A. Hrabosky -4% 93% Walk
t9 3-6 0 1-- MIN R. Smalley A. Hrabosky -10% 83% Double to LF; Morales to 3B
Bombo Rivera pinch hits for Hosken Powell (RF) batting 8th
t9 3-6 0 -23 O MIN B. Rivera A. Hrabosky 7% 90% Strikeout
Craig Kusick pinch hits for Bob Randall (2B) batting 9th
t9 3-6 1 -23 O MIN C. Kusick A. Hrabosky 6% 96% Strikeout
t9 3-6 2 -23 O MIN W. Norwood A. Hrabosky 4% 100% Popfly: P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 6.

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