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BAL
@CLE
3
0
BAL
@CLE
2
3
BOS
@DET
1
2
BOS
@DET
9
3
MIN
@KCR
3
2
CAL
@MIL
1
2
CHW
@OAK
6
2
CHW
@OAK
0
8
TEX
@SEA
5
4
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@TOR
2
1
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@TOR
9
1
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@CHC
2
3
SDP
@CIN
7
2
SDP
@CIN
0
1
ATL
@HOU
6
4
SFG
@LAD
1
4
PIT
@MON
7
0
PHI
@NYM
5
6
 
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Sunday, May 21, 1978, 1:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 29,079, Time of Game: 2:12
Twins
3
15-24
 Won 1 
5th, 9 GB
at Royals
2
19-17
 Lost 1 
3rd, 3½ GB
W: Gary Serum (3-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   1  0  2   0  0  0    3  7  0
Royals          1  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    2  6  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 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .262 .324 .437 .760 0.120 1.16 0.175 -0.055 0.5 2 0 2B
Rod Carew 1B 4 1 3 2 0 0 4 .407 .472 .587 1.058 0.254 1.22 0.269 -0.015 1.9 11 0 2·2B
Dan Ford CF 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .296 .368 .474 .842 0.048 1.12 0.094 -0.046 0.2 4 0 SH
Jose Morales DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .302 .367 .419 .786 -0.175 1.31 0.000 -0.175 -1.5
Bombo Rivera RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .333 .412 .422 .834 -0.072 0.97 0.031 -0.103 -0.7 4 0 GDP
Roy Smalley SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .245 .333 .361 .695 -0.088 0.99 0.000 -0.088 -0.8 0 2
Butch Wynegar C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .274 .341 .371 .712 -0.043 0.84 0.026 -0.069 -0.4 2 0
Larry Wolfe 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .224 .283 .306 .589 -0.057 0.95 0.000 -0.057 -0.5 2 1
Bob Randall 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .252 .316 .350 .665 0.004 1.18 0.060 -0.056 -0.1 1 3
Gary Serum P 1 1
   Mike Marshall P 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 7 3 1 1 34 .219 .242 .313 .555 -0.009 1.08 0.655 -0.664 -1.3 27 7
2B: R Carew 2 (7, 2 off P Splittorff); W Norwood (11, off P Splittorff).
SH: D Ford (2, off P Splittorff).
TB: R Carew 5; W Norwood 2; D Ford; B Randall; B Rivera.
GIDP: B Rivera (1).
RBI: R Carew 2 (30); D Ford (23).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 5.

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 3 .242 .290 .323 .613 -0.062 0.83 0.000 -0.062 -0.7 1 0
   Tom Poquette PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .274 .284 .452 .735 -0.074 2.65 0.000 -0.074 -0.3 0 0
Hal McRae DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .291 .331 .561 .892 -0.106 1.07 0.000 -0.106 -0.7
George Brett 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .286 .368 .481 .848 0.071 0.76 0.091 -0.020 0.3 0 6 2B
Al Cowens RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .260 .321 .415 .736 -0.037 1.78 0.108 -0.145 0.3 3 0 3B
Amos Otis CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .318 .385 .589 .974 -0.076 1.37 0.051 -0.127 -0.3 4 0 2B
Clint Hurdle 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .242 .324 .394 .718 -0.166 1.61 0.000 -0.166 -0.9 12 0
Darrell Porter C 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .303 .376 .454 .830 0.036 1.62 0.147 -0.111 0.8 3 0
Freddie Patek SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .284 .308 .353 .662 -0.024 1.04 0.000 -0.024 -0.3 1 2
   U.L. Washington PH-SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .400 .500 .400 .900 -0.002 1.29 0.033 -0.034 0.2 1 2 SB
   Joe Lahoud PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .091 .091 .091 .182 -0.045 1.76 0.000 -0.045 -0.1
Frank White 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .240 .283 .330 .613 -0.024 1.17 0.051 -0.074 -0.6 2 2 2B
Paul Splittorff P 0 2
Team Totals 33 2 6 2 2 1 35 .182 .229 .333 .562 -0.509 1.34 0.481 -0.988 -2.3 27 14
2B: G Brett (10, off G Serum); A Otis (10, off G Serum); F White (6, off G Serum).
3B: A Cowens (4, off G Serum).
TB: A Cowens 3; F White 2; A Otis 2; G Brett 2; U Washington; D Porter.
RBI: A Cowens (15); D Porter (16).
2-out RBI: A Cowens; D Porter.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Patek-F White-C Hurdle.
Baserunning
SB: U Washington (5, 2nd base off G Serum/B Wynegar).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Gary Serum, W (3-0) 8 6 2 2 2 1 0 3.60 32 61 0.316 1.23 1.8
Mike Marshall, S (3) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.193 2.58 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 2 1 0 2.00 35 61 0 0 0.509 1.34 2.3

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, L (4-4) 9 7 3 3 1 1 0 2.72 34 61 0.009 1.08 1.3
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 1 1 0 3.00 34 61 0.009 1.08 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: P Splittorff (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ron Luciano, 1B - Rich Garcia, 2B - Vic Voltaggio, 3B - Nestor Chylak.
Time of Game: 2:12.
Attendance: 29,079.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 66° F, Wind 7mph in unknown direction.

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 Jose Morales DH 4 Al Cowens RF
5 Bombo Rivera RF 5 Amos Otis CF
6 Roy Smalley SS 6 Clint Hurdle 1B
7 Butch Wynegar C 7 Darrell Porter C
8 Larry Wolfe 3B 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Bob Randall 2B 9 Frank White 2B
Gary Serum P Paul Splittorff P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-2 0 1-- MIN W. Norwood P. Splittorff 17% 57% Double to RF; Randall to 3B
t6 1-2 0 -23 RR MIN R. Carew P. Splittorff 17% 74% Double to LF; Randall Scores; Norwood Scores
b4 1-1 2 -2- R KCR D. Porter G. Serum -13% 33% Single to CF; Otis Scores
b1 0-0 2 -2- R KCR A. Cowens G. Serum -11% 36% Triple to RF; Brett Scores
t4 0-1 0 -2- R MIN D. Ford P. Splittorff 9% 54% Single to RF; Carew 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' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN W. Norwood P. Splittorff -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O MIN R. Carew P. Splittorff -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O MIN D. Ford P. Splittorff -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Gary Serum facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson G. Serum 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae G. Serum 2% 49% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- KCR G. Brett G. Serum -2% 47% Double (CF-RF)
b1 0-0 2 -2- R KCR A. Cowens G. Serum -11% 36% Triple to RF; Brett Scores
b1 1-0 2 --3 O KCR A. Otis G. Serum 3% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O MIN J. Morales P. Splittorff -2% 37% Strikeout
t2 0-1 1 --- MIN B. Rivera P. Splittorff 3% 39% Single (LF-CF)
t2 0-1 1 1-- O MIN R. Smalley P. Splittorff -2% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B; Rivera to 2B
t2 0-1 2 -2- MIN B. Wynegar P. Splittorff 0% 38% Wild Pitch; Rivera to 3B
t2 0-1 2 --3 O MIN B. Wynegar P. Splittorff -4% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Gary Serum facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle G. Serum 2% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- KCR D. Porter G. Serum -2% 34% Walk
b2 1-0 1 1-- O KCR F. Patek G. Serum 2% 36% Strikeout
b2 1-0 2 1-- O KCR F. White G. Serum 2% 38% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O MIN L. Wolfe P. Splittorff -3% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- O MIN B. Randall P. Splittorff -2% 34% Popfly: SS
t3 0-1 2 --- O MIN W. Norwood P. Splittorff -1% 33% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Gary Serum facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson G. Serum 2% 35% Groundout: P-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae G. Serum 1% 36% Flyball: CF
b3 1-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett G. Serum 1% 37% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- MIN R. Carew P. Splittorff 8% 45% Double (LF-CF)
t4 0-1 0 -2- R MIN D. Ford P. Splittorff 9% 54% Single to RF; Carew Scores
t4 1-1 0 1-- O MIN J. Morales P. Splittorff -4% 50% Flyball: RF
t4 1-1 1 1-- OO MIN B. Rivera P. Splittorff -6% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Gary Serum facing 4-5-6
b4 1-1 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens G. Serum 3% 47% Foul Popfly: C
b4 1-1 1 --- KCR A. Otis G. Serum -5% 42% Double to LF
b4 1-1 1 -2- O KCR C. Hurdle G. Serum 4% 46% Popfly: 1B
b4 1-1 2 -2- R KCR D. Porter G. Serum -13% 33% Single to CF; Otis Scores
U.L. Washington pinch hits for Freddie Patek (SS) batting 8th
b4 2-1 2 1-- KCR U. Washington G. Serum -2% 31% Single to LF; Porter to 3B
b4 2-1 2 1-3 KCR F. White G. Serum -1% 30% Washington Steals 2B
b4 2-1 2 -23 O KCR F. White G. Serum 5% 36% Lineout: 3B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 6-7-8
U.L. Washington moves from PH to SS
t5 1-2 0 --- O MIN R. Smalley P. Splittorff -3% 32% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-2 1 --- O MIN B. Wynegar P. Splittorff -2% 30% Lineout: CF
t5 1-2 2 --- O MIN L. Wolfe P. Splittorff -1% 29% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Gary Serum facing 1-2-3
b5 2-1 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson G. Serum 2% 31% Flyball: CF
b5 2-1 1 --- O KCR H. McRae G. Serum 1% 32% Flyball: RF
b5 2-1 2 --- O KCR G. Brett G. Serum 1% 33% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 9-1-2
t6 1-2 0 --- MIN B. Randall P. Splittorff 6% 39% Single to RF
t6 1-2 0 1-- MIN W. Norwood P. Splittorff 17% 57% Double to RF; Randall to 3B
t6 1-2 0 -23 RR MIN R. Carew P. Splittorff 17% 74% Double to LF; Randall Scores; Norwood Scores
t6 3-2 0 -2- O MIN D. Ford P. Splittorff -1% 73% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Carew to 3B
t6 3-2 1 --3 O MIN J. Morales P. Splittorff -9% 64% Fielder's Choice SS; Carew out at Hm/SS-C
t6 3-2 2 1-- O MIN B. Rivera P. Splittorff -3% 61% Lineout: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Gary Serum facing 4-5-6
b6 2-3 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens G. Serum 4% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 2-3 1 --- O KCR A. Otis G. Serum 3% 68% Lineout: RF
b6 2-3 2 --- O KCR C. Hurdle G. Serum 2% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 6-7-8
t7 3-2 0 --- O MIN R. Smalley P. Splittorff -2% 68% Flyball: RF
t7 3-2 1 --- MIN B. Wynegar P. Splittorff 3% 70% Walk
t7 3-2 1 1-- O MIN L. Wolfe P. Splittorff -2% 69% Groundout: P-1B; Wynegar to 2B
t7 3-2 2 -2- O MIN B. Randall P. Splittorff -4% 65% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Gary Serum facing 7-8-9
b7 2-3 0 --- O KCR D. Porter G. Serum 5% 70% Groundout: P unassisted
b7 2-3 1 --- O KCR U. Washington G. Serum 3% 73% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 2-3 2 --- KCR F. White G. Serum -5% 68% Double to LF
Tom Poquette pinch hits for Willie Wilson (LF) batting 1st
b7 2-3 2 -2- O KCR T. Poquette G. Serum 7% 75% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
Tom Poquette moves from PH to LF
t8 3-2 0 --- O MIN W. Norwood P. Splittorff -2% 73% Flyball: CF
t8 3-2 1 --- MIN R. Carew P. Splittorff 2% 76% Single to LF
t8 3-2 1 1-- O MIN D. Ford P. Splittorff -3% 73% Flyball: CF
t8 3-2 2 1-- O MIN J. Morales P. Splittorff -2% 70% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Gary Serum facing 2-3-4
b8 2-3 0 --- O KCR H. McRae G. Serum 6% 77% Flyball: RF
b8 2-3 1 --- KCR G. Brett G. Serum -7% 70% Walk
b8 2-3 1 1-- O KCR A. Cowens G. Serum 8% 78% Popfly: 2B
b8 2-3 2 1-- O KCR A. Otis G. Serum 7% 84% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t9 3-2 0 --- O MIN B. Rivera P. Splittorff -2% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 3-2 1 --- O MIN R. Smalley P. Splittorff -1% 82% Foul Popfly: C
t9 3-2 2 --- O MIN B. Wynegar P. Splittorff -1% 81% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Mike Marshall facing 6-7-8
Mike Marshall replaces Gary Serum pitching
b9 2-3 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Marshall 9% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 2-3 1 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Marshall 6% 96% Popfly: 3B
Joe Lahoud pinch hits for U.L. Washington (SS) batting 8th
b9 2-3 2 --- O KCR J. Lahoud M. Marshall 4% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Royals 2.

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