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NYY
@BOS
10
4
SEA
@CHW
4
2
CLE
@KCR
2
3
BAL
@MIL
8
5
CAL
@MIN
10
5
OAK
@TEX
4
5
DET
@TOR
4
3
 
(13)
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@LAD
5
3
MON
@NYM
0
3
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@PHI
4
2
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@PIT
1
6
ATL
@SDP
5
3
 
(10)
CIN
@SFG
6
3
Tuesday, June 20, 1978, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 20,444, Time of Game: 2:35
Indians
2
27-36
 Lost 3 
6th, 17 GB
at Royals
3
35-29
 Won 2 
1st
W: Larry Gura (5-1)
L: Rick Wise (4-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  1   1  0  0   0  0  0    2  8  2
Royals          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  X    3  6  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Paul Dade RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .281 .341 .383 .724 -0.053 1.26 0.036 -0.089 -0.4 0 0
Tom Veryzer SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .259 .280 .330 .610 -0.028 1.15 0.067 -0.095 -0.3 2 2 CS
Buddy Bell 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .309 .342 .451 .794 -0.086 0.82 0.000 -0.086 -0.8 0 1
Andre Thornton 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .282 .390 .543 .933 0.002 0.92 0.070 -0.068 -0.0 8 1 CS
Gary Alexander C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .207 .297 .404 .701 -0.102 1.71 0.040 -0.142 -0.5 4 1
Willie Horton DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .249 .314 .379 .692 -0.017 1.34 0.037 -0.054 -0.1
   Jim Norris PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .348 .333 .682 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Ron Pruitt PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .241 .307 .353 .661 -0.051 2.07 0.000 -0.051 -0.2
Ted Cox LF 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 .238 .307 .250 .557 0.014 1.31 0.066 -0.052 -0.2 5 0 SH
Duane Kuiper 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .238 .268 .276 .544 0.021 1.54 0.087 -0.066 -0.1 2 2
   Larvell Blanks PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .221 .255 .282 .538 -0.077 2.76 0.000 -0.077 -0.2
Horace Speed CF 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .222 .300 .278 .578 0.059 1.19 0.082 -0.023 0.5 2 0 2B
Rick Wise P 1 3
   Sid Monge P 0 0
   Jim Kern P 0 0
Team Totals 31 2 8 2 3 1 35 .258 .324 .290 .614 -0.318 1.29 0.485 -0.803 -2.3 24 10
2B: H Speed (1, off L Gura).
SH: T Cox (2, off L Gura).
TB: T Cox 2; H Speed 2; A Thornton; T Veryzer; G Alexander; D Kuiper; W Horton.
RBI: D Kuiper (17); T Veryzer (7).
2-out RBI: D Kuiper.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
E: T Veryzer (9); D Kuiper (8).
Baserunning
CS: T Veryzer (1, 2nd base by L Gura/D Porter); A Thornton (4, 2nd base by L Gura/D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tom Poquette RF-LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .217 .248 .365 .613 0.009 1.54 0.098 -0.089 -0.4 4 1
Hal McRae DH 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .265 .316 .442 .758 -0.174 1.78 0.000 -0.174 -1.0
George Brett 3B 4 2 2 0 0 1 4 .295 .344 .492 .837 0.152 1.31 0.204 -0.051 0.5 1 4 SB
Darrell Porter C 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .297 .385 .450 .835 0.406 2.20 0.436 -0.030 2.1 1 2
Clint Hurdle 1B 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .267 .344 .390 .733 0.066 1.98 0.147 -0.081 -0.2 8 1
Al Cowens CF-RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .247 .315 .381 .696 -0.114 1.32 0.003 -0.117 -0.7 3 0 IW
Steve Braun LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .216 .283 .375 .658 0.090 1.19 0.135 -0.044 0.2 1 0 2B
   Willie Wilson PR-CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .231 .297 .306 .603 -0.218 2.08 0.000 -0.218 -1.3 3 0 CS
Freddie Patek SS 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 .266 .333 .345 .678 0.067 1.26 0.091 -0.024 0.5 1 0 2·SB,SH
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .285 .338 .399 .737 -0.104 1.41 0.000 -0.104 -0.8 3 3
Larry Gura P 2 1
Team Totals 30 3 6 3 3 4 34 .200 .273 .233 .506 0.180 1.58 1.114 -0.932 -0.8 27 12
2B: S Braun (5, off R Wise).
SH: F Patek (4, off R Wise).
IBB: A Cowens (1, by J Kern).
TB: D Porter 2; S Braun 2; G Brett 2; F Patek.
RBI: D Porter 2 (26); C Hurdle (25).
2-out RBI: D Porter.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Porter-F White.
Outfield Assists: T Poquette (T Cox at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: G Brett (7, 2nd base off R Wise/G Alexander); F Patek 2 (18, 2nd base off R Wise/G Alexander 2).
CS: W Wilson (8, Home by R Wise/G Alexander).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Wise, L (4-10) 7.1 6 3 1 2 3 0 3.44 31 59 -0.089 1.55 0.7
Sid Monge 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.65 1 2 1 -0.113 4.12 -0.1
Jim Kern 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.65 2 1 0 0.022 0.88 0.3
Team Totals 8 6 3 1 3 4 0 1.12 34 59 3 1 -0.180 1.58 0.8

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura, W (5-1) 9 8 2 2 3 1 0 2.96 35 61 0.319 1.29 2.3
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 3 1 0 2.00 35 61 0.319 1.29 2.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: J Kern (2; A Cowens).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Neudecker, 1B - George Maloney, 2B - Jim McKean, 3B - Greg Kosc.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: 20,444.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Royals
1 Paul Dade RF 1 Tom Poquette RF
2 Tom Veryzer SS 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Buddy Bell 3B 3 George Brett 3B
4 Andre Thornton 1B 4 Darrell Porter C
5 Gary Alexander C 5 Clint Hurdle 1B
6 Willie Horton DH 6 Al Cowens CF
7 Ted Cox LF 7 Steve Braun LF
8 Duane Kuiper 2B 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Horace Speed CF 9 Frank White 2B
Rick Wise P Larry Gura P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 1-2 1 1-3 R KCR D. Porter R. Wise 27% 75% Single to RF; McRae Scores/unER; Brett to 3B
b7 1-2 1 --3 O KCR F. White R. Wise -19% 27% Wilson Caught Stealing Hm (C)
b8 1-2 1 1-- KCR G. Brett R. Wise 18% 48% Single to RF; McRae to 3B
b7 1-2 0 --- KCR S. Braun R. Wise 13% 49% Double to LF
b8 2-2 1 1-3 RO KCR C. Hurdle S. Monge 11% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B; Brett Scores/unER; Porter to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CLE P. Dade L. Gura -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CLE T. Veryzer L. Gura 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-P; Dade to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O CLE B. Bell L. Gura 3% 52% Lineout: LF
t1 0-0 2 -2- O CLE A. Thornton L. Gura 3% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Wise facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR T. Poquette R. Wise -2% 53% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Wise -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- KCR G. Brett R. Wise 1% 52% Single to RF
b1 0-0 2 1-- KCR D. Porter R. Wise 1% 53% Brett Steals 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- R KCR D. Porter R. Wise 10% 63% Single to CF; Brett Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- O KCR C. Hurdle R. Wise -2% 61% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- CLE G. Alexander L. Gura -4% 57% Single to CF
t2 0-1 0 1-- O CLE W. Horton L. Gura 2% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B; Alexander to 2B
t2 0-1 1 -2- O CLE T. Cox L. Gura 4% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-1 2 -2- O CLE D. Kuiper L. Gura 3% 66% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Rick Wise facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens R. Wise -2% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- O KCR S. Braun R. Wise -1% 63% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 1-0 2 --- KCR F. Patek R. Wise 1% 64% Walk
b2 1-0 2 1-- KCR F. White R. Wise 1% 65% Patek Steals 2B
b2 1-0 2 -2- O KCR F. White R. Wise -3% 62% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- CLE H. Speed L. Gura -7% 55% Double (CF-RF)
t3 0-1 0 -2- O CLE P. Dade L. Gura 2% 56% Lineout: CF; Speed to 3B
t3 0-1 1 --3 R CLE T. Veryzer L. Gura -7% 50% Single to LF; Speed Scores
t3 1-1 1 1-- O CLE B. Bell L. Gura 5% 54% Veryzer Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t3 1-1 2 --- O CLE B. Bell L. Gura 1% 55% Foul Popfly: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Rick Wise facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- O KCR T. Poquette R. Wise -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b3 1-1 1 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Wise -2% 51% Flyball: LF
b3 1-1 2 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Wise -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- CLE A. Thornton L. Gura -4% 46% Walk
t4 1-1 0 1-- O CLE G. Alexander L. Gura 4% 50% Popfly: 2B
t4 1-1 1 1-- O CLE W. Horton L. Gura 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t4 1-1 2 1-- CLE T. Cox L. Gura -2% 51% Single to CF; Thornton to 2B
t4 1-1 2 12- RO CLE D. Kuiper L. Gura -9% 42% Single to RF; Thornton Scores; Cox out at 3B/RF-1B-3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Rick Wise facing 4-5-6
b4 1-2 0 --- O KCR D. Porter R. Wise -3% 39% Popfly: 1B
b4 1-2 1 --- KCR C. Hurdle R. Wise 3% 42% Walk
b4 1-2 1 1-- O KCR A. Cowens R. Wise -4% 39% Flyball: LF
b4 1-2 2 1-- O KCR S. Braun R. Wise -3% 36% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 9-1-2
t5 2-1 0 --- O CLE H. Speed L. Gura 2% 38% Flyball: RF
t5 2-1 1 --- O CLE P. Dade L. Gura 2% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-1 2 --- O CLE T. Veryzer L. Gura 1% 41% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Rick Wise facing 8-9-1
b5 1-2 0 --- KCR F. Patek R. Wise 6% 46% Single to LF
b5 1-2 0 1-- O KCR F. White R. Wise -5% 41% Strikeout
b5 1-2 1 1-- O KCR T. Poquette R. Wise -4% 37% Lineout: LF
b5 1-2 2 1-- KCR H. McRae R. Wise 2% 38% Patek Steals 2B
b5 1-2 2 -2- O KCR H. McRae R. Wise -5% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 3-4-5
t6 2-1 0 --- O CLE B. Bell L. Gura 2% 36% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-1 1 --- CLE A. Thornton L. Gura -3% 33% Single to CF
t6 2-1 1 1-- OO CLE G. Alexander L. Gura 6% 39% Double Play: Strikeout, Thornton Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Rick Wise facing 3-4-5
b6 1-2 0 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Wise -4% 35% Strikeout (C-1B)
b6 1-2 1 --- KCR D. Porter R. Wise 7% 42% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Porter to 2B
b6 1-2 1 -2- O KCR C. Hurdle R. Wise -6% 36% Popfly: 2B
b6 1-2 2 -2- O KCR A. Cowens R. Wise -6% 30% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 6-7-8
t7 2-1 0 --- CLE W. Horton L. Gura -4% 26% Single to CF
Jim Norris pinch runs for Willie Horton (DH) batting 6th
t7 2-1 0 1-- O CLE T. Cox L. Gura 1% 28% Bunt Groundout: P unassisted/Sacrifice; Norris to 2B
t7 2-1 1 -2- O CLE D. Kuiper L. Gura 3% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B; Norris to 3B
t7 2-1 2 --3 CLE H. Speed L. Gura -1% 30% Walk
t7 2-1 2 1-3 O CLE P. Dade L. Gura 5% 35% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Rick Wise facing 7-8-9
b7 1-2 0 --- KCR S. Braun R. Wise 13% 49% Double to LF
Willie Wilson pinch runs for Steve Braun (LF) batting 7th
b7 1-2 0 -2- O KCR F. Patek R. Wise -2% 46% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Wilson to 3B
b7 1-2 1 --3 O KCR F. White R. Wise -19% 27% Wilson Caught Stealing Hm (C)
b7 1-2 2 --- O KCR F. White R. Wise -2% 25% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 2-3-4
Tom Poquette moves from RF to LF
Willie Wilson moves from PR to CF
Al Cowens moves from CF to RF
t8 2-1 0 --- O CLE T. Veryzer L. Gura 2% 27% Flyball: LF
t8 2-1 1 --- O CLE B. Bell L. Gura 2% 28% Popfly: 2B
t8 2-1 2 --- O CLE A. Thornton L. Gura 1% 30% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Rick Wise facing 1-2-3
b8 1-2 0 --- KCR T. Poquette R. Wise 10% 39% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b8 1-2 0 1-- O KCR H. McRae R. Wise -9% 30% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b8 1-2 1 1-- KCR G. Brett R. Wise 18% 48% Single to RF; McRae to 3B
b8 1-2 1 1-3 R KCR D. Porter R. Wise 27% 75% Single to RF; McRae Scores/unER; Brett to 3B
Sid Monge replaces Rick Wise pitching
b8 2-2 1 1-3 RO KCR C. Hurdle S. Monge 11% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B; Brett Scores/unER; Porter to 2B
Jim Kern replaces Sid Monge pitching
b8 3-2 2 -2- KCR A. Cowens J. Kern 0% 87% Intentional Walk
b8 3-2 2 12- O KCR W. Wilson J. Kern -2% 84% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Larry Gura facing 5-6-7
t9 2-3 0 --- O CLE G. Alexander L. Gura 7% 91% Groundout: P-1B
Ron Pruitt pinch hits for Jim Norris (DH) batting 6th
t9 2-3 1 --- O CLE R. Pruitt L. Gura 5% 96% Flyball: CF
t9 2-3 2 --- CLE T. Cox L. Gura -4% 92% Single to LF
Larvell Blanks pinch hits for Duane Kuiper (2B) batting 8th
t9 2-3 2 1-- O CLE L. Blanks L. Gura 8% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Royals 3.

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