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@CHW
2
17
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0
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@KCR
3
8
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@NYY
3
2
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@ATL
10
4
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3
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5
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@PHI
2
1
Wednesday, May 31, 1978, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 17,071, Time of Game: 2:08
Mariners
3
17-33
 Lost 3 
7th, 11½ GB
at Royals
8
25-19
 Won 6 
2nd, ½ GB
L: Glenn Abbott (1-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mariners        0  0  1   0  0  0   1  0  1    3 11  0
Royals          0  1  0   1  2  0   4  0  X    8 11  1

Seattle Mariners

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Julio Cruz 2B 5 0 2 0 0 2 5 .269 .376 .306 .682 -0.009 0.64 0.044 -0.054 0.3 1 4
Craig Reynolds SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .325 .365 .384 .749 0.008 0.73 0.079 -0.071 -0.9 0 2 3B
Leon Roberts RF 3 0 2 1 0 0 4 .309 .400 .532 .932 0.082 0.85 0.084 -0.002 0.7 0 0 SF
Bob Robertson 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .182 .217 .409 .626 -0.013 0.91 0.043 -0.056 -0.3 11 1
Ruppert Jones CF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .244 .333 .333 .667 -0.045 1.25 0.046 -0.091 -0.1 4 0
Leroy Stanton DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .202 .316 .256 .572 -0.109 1.12 0.000 -0.109 -1.4
Bruce Bochte LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .255 .332 .367 .699 0.020 0.76 0.084 -0.064 0.2 3 0 2B,GDP
Bill Stein 3B 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 .252 .322 .361 .683 0.093 1.00 0.125 -0.032 1.8 1 2
Bill Plummer C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .227 .292 .273 .564 -0.236 1.88 0.000 -0.236 -1.8 3 0 2·GDP
   Juan Bernhardt PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .316 .339 .509 .847 0.003 0.06 0.003 0.000 0.2
Glenn Abbott P 1 0
   Jim Todd P 0 1
   Steve Burke P 0 0
Team Totals 35 3 11 2 2 3 38 .314 .342 .400 .742 -0.206 0.95 0.508 -0.715 -1.3 24 10
2B: B Bochte (10, off P Splittorff).
3B: C Reynolds (3, off P Splittorff).
SF: L Roberts (1, off P Splittorff).
TB: B Stein 3; C Reynolds 3; B Bochte 2; L Roberts 2; J Cruz 2; J Bernhardt; B Robertson.
GIDP: B Plummer 2 (2); B Bochte (7).
RBI: B Stein (13); L Roberts (21).
2-out RBI: B Stein.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Stein-B Robertson.

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Amos Otis CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .321 .391 .599 .990 0.023 0.59 0.072 -0.049 0.2 2 0 HR
Clint Hurdle LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .256 .317 .392 .709 -0.013 0.43 0.023 -0.036 0.4 0 0
   Willie Wilson PR-LF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .286 .303 .588 0.002 0.12 0.002 0.000 0.2 0 0 SB
Hal McRae DH 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .294 .332 .528 .859 -0.030 0.48 0.013 -0.043 0.5 2B
George Brett 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .300 .366 .527 .893 -0.041 0.50 0.006 -0.047 0.5 0 3
Pete LaCock 1B 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .226 .265 .290 .555 0.062 0.39 0.071 -0.009 -0.3 12 0 2·2B
Darrell Porter C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .281 .360 .438 .798 0.099 0.74 0.136 -0.037 0.3 3 0 2B
Al Cowens RF 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .258 .326 .404 .730 0.118 0.69 0.122 -0.004 1.3 4 0 SB
Freddie Patek SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .281 .315 .360 .675 -0.047 0.75 0.029 -0.076 -0.5 2 6 SB
Frank White 2B 4 2 2 2 0 1 4 .281 .321 .398 .720 0.120 0.53 0.145 -0.025 1.6 4 3 HR,SB
Paul Splittorff P 0 1
Team Totals 34 8 11 8 2 3 36 .324 .361 .618 .979 0.293 0.56 0.619 -0.326 4.2 27 13
2B: P LaCock 2 (2, 2 off G Abbott); D Porter (5, off G Abbott); H McRae (12, off S Burke).
HR: F White (2, off G Abbott, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); A Otis (7, off G Abbott, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: F White 5; A Otis 4; P LaCock 4; H McRae 2; D Porter 2; A Cowens 2; C Hurdle; G Brett.
RBI: F White 2 (13); C Hurdle (19); D Porter (18); H McRae (27); A Otis (30); A Cowens (17); G Brett (15).
2-out RBI: A Cowens; D Porter.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 7 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 3. F Patek-F White-P LaCock 2; F Patek-P LaCock.
E: F White (3).
Baserunning
SB: A Cowens (6, 2nd base off G Abbott/B Plummer); F Patek (11, 2nd base off J Todd/B Plummer); F White (5, 2nd base off J Todd/B Plummer); W Wilson (18, 2nd base off S Burke/B Plummer).

Seattle Mariners

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Glenn Abbott, L (1-4) 4 7 4 4 0 2 2 6.04 19 34 -0.230 0.91 -2.1
Jim Todd 2.1 2 3 3 1 0 0 4.28 10 0 0 -0.045 0.31 -1.1
Steve Burke 1.2 2 1 1 1 1 0 3.72 7 1 1 -0.019 0.07 -1.0
Team Totals 8 11 8 8 2 3 2 9.00 36 34 1 1 -0.294 0.56 -4.2
G Abbott faced 2 batters in the 5th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, W (6-4) 9 11 3 2 2 3 0 2.74 38 56 0.206 0.95 1.3
Team Totals 9 11 3 2 2 3 0 2.00 38 56 0.206 0.95 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Nick Bremigan, 1B - Russ Goetz, 2B - Joe Brinkman, 3B - Dale Ford.
Time of Game: 2:08.
Attendance: 17,071.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 79° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Seattle Mariners         Kansas City Royals
1 Julio Cruz 2B 1 Amos Otis CF
2 Craig Reynolds SS 2 Clint Hurdle LF
3 Leon Roberts RF 3 Hal McRae DH
4 Bob Robertson 1B 4 George Brett 3B
5 Ruppert Jones CF 5 Pete LaCock 1B
6 Leroy Stanton DH 6 Darrell Porter C
7 Bruce Bochte LF 7 Al Cowens RF
8 Bill Stein 3B 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Bill Plummer C 9 Frank White 2B
Glenn Abbott P Paul Splittorff P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 1-1 2 -2- R KCR D. Porter G. Abbott 14% 68% Double to LF; LaCock Scores
t7 1-4 0 1-3 ROO SEA B. Plummer P. Splittorff 12% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Bochte Scores/No RBI
b5 2-1 0 --- R KCR F. White G. Abbott 11% 82% Home Run
b2 0-0 2 --3 R KCR A. Cowens G. Abbott 10% 64% Single to LF; LaCock Scores
t2 0-0 1 12- OO SEA B. Plummer P. Splittorff 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Mariners Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- SEA J. Cruz P. Splittorff -4% 46% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O SEA C. Reynolds P. Splittorff 3% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- SEA L. Roberts P. Splittorff -4% 46% Single to CF; Reynolds to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- O SEA B. Robertson P. Splittorff 4% 51% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 12- O SEA R. Jones P. Splittorff 4% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mariners 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mariners' Glenn Abbott facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR A. Otis G. Abbott -2% 53% Lineout: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle G. Abbott -2% 51% Groundout: 1B-P
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae G. Abbott -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mariners Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O SEA L. Stanton P. Splittorff 2% 52% Popfly: SS
t2 0-0 1 --- SEA B. Bochte P. Splittorff -3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- SEA B. Stein P. Splittorff -4% 46% Single to CF; Bochte to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- OO SEA B. Plummer P. Splittorff 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mariners' Glenn Abbott facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett G. Abbott -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- KCR P. LaCock G. Abbott 4% 57% Double to RF
b2 0-0 1 -2- O KCR D. Porter G. Abbott -3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B; LaCock to 3B
b2 0-0 2 --3 R KCR A. Cowens G. Abbott 10% 64% Single to LF; LaCock Scores
b2 1-0 2 1-- KCR F. Patek G. Abbott 1% 65% Cowens Steals 2B
b2 1-0 2 -2- O KCR F. Patek G. Abbott -3% 62% Lineout: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t3 0-1 0 --- O SEA J. Cruz P. Splittorff 3% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- SEA C. Reynolds P. Splittorff -8% 56% Triple to RF
t3 0-1 1 --3 RO SEA L. Roberts P. Splittorff -2% 54% Lineout: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Reynolds Scores
t3 1-1 2 --- O SEA B. Robertson P. Splittorff 1% 55% Lineout: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Mariners' Glenn Abbott facing 9-1-2
b3 1-1 0 --- O KCR F. White G. Abbott -2% 53% Lineout: CF
b3 1-1 1 --- O KCR A. Otis G. Abbott -2% 51% Lineout: CF
b3 1-1 2 --- O KCR C. Hurdle G. Abbott -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Mariners Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t4 1-1 0 --- SEA R. Jones P. Splittorff -4% 46% Walk
t4 1-1 0 1-- O SEA L. Stanton P. Splittorff 4% 50% Flyball: RF
t4 1-1 1 1-- OO SEA B. Bochte P. Splittorff 6% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Mariners' Glenn Abbott facing 3-4-5
b4 1-1 0 --- O KCR H. McRae G. Abbott -3% 53% Strikeout
b4 1-1 1 --- O KCR G. Brett G. Abbott -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b4 1-1 2 --- KCR P. LaCock G. Abbott 3% 54% Double to RF
b4 1-1 2 -2- R KCR D. Porter G. Abbott 14% 68% Double to LF; LaCock Scores
b4 2-1 2 -2- KCR A. Cowens G. Abbott 1% 69% Single to CF; Porter to 3B
b4 2-1 2 1-3 O KCR F. Patek G. Abbott -5% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Mariners Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
t5 1-2 0 --- O SEA B. Stein P. Splittorff 3% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-2 1 --- O SEA B. Plummer P. Splittorff 2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-2 2 --- O SEA J. Cruz P. Splittorff 1% 71% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Mariners' Glenn Abbott facing 9-1-2
b5 2-1 0 --- R KCR F. White G. Abbott 11% 82% Home Run
b5 3-1 0 --- R KCR A. Otis G. Abbott 7% 89% Home Run
Jim Todd replaces Glenn Abbott pitching
b5 4-1 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle J. Todd -1% 88% Lineout: 2B
b5 4-1 1 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Todd -1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 4-1 2 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Todd -0% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Mariners Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
t6 1-4 0 --- O SEA C. Reynolds P. Splittorff 2% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-4 1 --- SEA L. Roberts P. Splittorff -3% 87% Single to RF
t6 1-4 1 1-- SEA B. Robertson P. Splittorff -4% 83% Single to LF; Roberts to 2B
t6 1-4 1 12- O SEA R. Jones P. Splittorff 5% 88% Lineout: RF
t6 1-4 2 12- O SEA L. Stanton P. Splittorff 4% 92% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Mariners' Jim Todd facing 5-6-7
b6 4-1 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock J. Todd -1% 91% Flyball: LF
b6 4-1 1 --- O KCR D. Porter J. Todd -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 4-1 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens J. Todd -0% 90% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Mariners Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
t7 1-4 0 --- SEA B. Bochte P. Splittorff -6% 84% Double to RF
t7 1-4 0 -2- SEA B. Stein P. Splittorff -9% 76% Single to RF; Bochte to 3B
t7 1-4 0 1-3 ROO SEA B. Plummer P. Splittorff 12% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Bochte Scores/No RBI
t7 2-4 2 --- O SEA J. Cruz P. Splittorff 1% 89% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Mariners' Jim Todd facing 8-9-1
b7 4-2 0 --- KCR F. Patek J. Todd 1% 91% Walk
b7 4-2 0 1-- KCR F. White J. Todd 1% 92% Patek Steals 2B
b7 4-2 0 -2- R KCR F. White J. Todd 3% 95% Single to RF; Patek Scores
b7 5-2 0 1-- KCR A. Otis J. Todd 1% 96% White Steals 2B
b7 5-2 0 -2- O KCR A. Otis J. Todd -1% 95% Groundout: P-1B
b7 5-2 1 -2- R KCR C. Hurdle J. Todd 2% 97% Single to CF; White Scores
Steve Burke replaces Jim Todd pitching
Willie Wilson pinch runs for Clint Hurdle (LF) batting 2nd
b7 6-2 1 1-- KCR H. McRae S. Burke 0% 98% Wilson Steals 2B
b7 6-2 1 -2- R KCR H. McRae S. Burke 1% 99% Double to LF; Wilson Scores
b7 7-2 1 -2- R KCR G. Brett S. Burke 1% 99% Single to LF; McRae Scores; Brett to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b7 8-2 1 -2- OO KCR P. LaCock S. Burke -0% 99% Double Play: Fielder's Choice 3B; Brett out at 3B/3B; LaCock out at 1B/3B-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 8.
Top of the 8th, Mariners Batting, Behind 2-8, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
Willie Wilson moves from PR to LF
t8 2-8 0 --- O SEA C. Reynolds P. Splittorff 0% 100% Lineout: RF
t8 2-8 1 --- O SEA L. Roberts P. Splittorff 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-8 2 --- O SEA B. Robertson P. Splittorff 0% 100% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-2, Mariners' Steve Burke facing 6-7-8
b8 8-2 0 --- O KCR D. Porter S. Burke -0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 8-2 1 --- KCR A. Cowens S. Burke 0% 100% Walk
b8 8-2 1 1-- O KCR F. Patek S. Burke -0% 100% Lineout: LF
b8 8-2 2 1-- O KCR F. White S. Burke -0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 2, Royals 8.
Top of the 9th, Mariners Batting, Behind 2-8, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t9 2-8 0 --- SEA R. Jones P. Splittorff -0% 99% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t9 2-8 0 1-- O SEA L. Stanton P. Splittorff 0% 100% Lineout: RF
t9 2-8 1 1-- O SEA B. Bochte P. Splittorff 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B; Jones to 2B
t9 2-8 2 -2- R SEA B. Stein P. Splittorff -0% 100% Single to LF; Jones Scores/unER
Juan Bernhardt pinch hits for Bill Plummer (C) batting 9th
t9 3-8 2 1-- SEA J. Bernhardt P. Splittorff -0% 100% Single to RF; Stein to 2B
t9 3-8 2 12- SEA J. Cruz P. Splittorff -1% 99% Single to RF; Stein to 3B; Bernhardt to 2B
t9 3-8 2 123 O SEA C. Reynolds P. Splittorff 1% 100% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Mariners 3, Royals 8.

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