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@CAL
5
10
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@CAL
0
5
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@CHW
3
0
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@CLE
12
5
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@CLE
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@KCR
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11
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7
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4
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@HOU
7
1
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@HOU
7
5
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@NYM
0
7
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@PHI
3
6
MON
@PHI
8
1
PIT
@STL
0
4
Saturday, July 8, 1978,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 34,587, Time of Game: 2:58
Orioles
3
45-39
 Lost 3 
4th, 13 GB
at Royals
11
43-40
 Won 2 
2nd, 2 GB
W: Rich Gale (9-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  2    3  8  1
Royals          2  2  2   0  0  0   5  0  X   11 14  2

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Larry Harlow CF 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .250 .340 .353 .693 0.018 0.47 0.046 -0.028 0.3 2 0 2B,SB
Rich Dauer 2B 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .259 .308 .373 .681 -0.008 0.40 0.031 -0.039 1.2 1 3 2B
Eddie Murray 1B 5 1 2 1 0 2 5 .271 .341 .483 .824 -0.058 0.60 0.018 -0.076 0.4 6 1
Ken Singleton RF 4 0 1 0 1 2 5 .282 .406 .408 .814 -0.028 0.35 0.012 -0.040 0.9 5 0
Lee May DH 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .251 .295 .441 .736 -0.017 0.35 0.012 -0.029 -1.4
Pat Kelly LF 4 0 2 1 1 0 5 .282 .396 .342 .738 0.030 0.37 0.045 -0.015 0.8 0 0
Doug DeCinces 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .232 .313 .414 .727 -0.058 0.60 0.000 -0.058 -1.6 1 2
Rick Dempsey C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .244 .307 .357 .664 -0.060 0.77 0.000 -0.060 -1.2 6 0
   Terry Crowley PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .306 .333 .333 .667 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.4
   Kiko Garcia SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .323 .433 .756 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Mark Belanger SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .214 .300 .260 .560 0.006 0.31 0.019 -0.013 -0.1 1 1
   Elrod Hendricks C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .429 .333 .762 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 0
Dennis Martinez P 0 0
   Tippy Martinez P 2 1
   Don Stanhouse P 0 0
   John Flinn P 0 0
Team Totals 37 3 8 2 5 5 42 .216 .310 .270 .580 -0.175 0.44 0.183 -0.358 -1.3 24 9
2B: R Dauer (9, off R Gale); L Harlow (13, off D Bird).
TB: R Dauer 3; P Kelly 2; L Harlow 2; E Murray 2; K Singleton.
RBI: P Kelly (15); E Murray (52).
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
E: E Murray (6).
Baserunning
SB: L Harlow (13, 2nd base off 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
George Brett 3B 4 2 2 3 1 0 5 .321 .369 .506 .875 -0.008 0.33 0.017 -0.025 1.5 1 1 2B
Hal McRae DH 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .259 .319 .434 .753 -0.004 0.42 0.019 -0.024 -0.7
Pete LaCock 1B 5 1 3 2 0 0 5 .268 .291 .433 .724 0.128 0.50 0.130 -0.003 1.4 7 0 2B
Darrell Porter C 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .280 .377 .424 .801 0.000 0.32 0.020 -0.020 0.2 4 0
   Joe Zdeb PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .259 .299 .558 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Clint Hurdle RF 5 0 1 2 0 2 5 .259 .353 .377 .731 0.179 0.42 0.191 -0.012 1.0 2 0 3B
Amos Otis CF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .272 .357 .510 .868 -0.031 0.33 0.002 -0.033 -0.4 1 0
   John Wathan C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .276 .300 .329 .629 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 2 0
Tom Poquette LF 4 2 3 0 0 0 4 .222 .252 .347 .599 0.063 0.28 0.063 0.000 2.1 4 0 SB
   Willie Wilson PR-CF 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .235 .303 .315 .618 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 1 0
Frank White 2B 5 2 2 0 0 1 5 .286 .336 .397 .733 -0.013 0.28 0.012 -0.025 0.4 4 2
U.L. Washington SS 3 1 2 2 1 1 4 .257 .316 .314 .630 0.013 0.31 0.033 -0.019 2.0 0 2 3B
Rich Gale P 0 0
   Doug Bird P 0 0
Team Totals 39 11 14 10 5 6 44 .359 .432 .513 .945 0.327 0.34 0.487 -0.161 7.2 27 5
2B: P LaCock (5, off T Martinez); G Brett (28, off D Stanhouse).
3B: C Hurdle (2, off D Martinez); U Washington (1, off T Martinez).
TB: U Washington 4; P LaCock 4; T Poquette 3; C Hurdle 3; G Brett 3; F White 2; D Porter.
RBI: G Brett 3 (37); C Hurdle 2 (31); U Washington 2 (5); P LaCock 2 (16); D Porter (34).
2-out RBI: P LaCock 2; C Hurdle 2; U Washington; D Porter.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 6 for 14.
Fielding
E: U Washington (6); R Gale (2).
Baserunning
SB: T Poquette (1, Home off T Martinez/R Dempsey).

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Martinez, L (7-7) 1.2 5 4 4 2 3 0 4.78 12 30 -0.288 0.95 -3.5
Tippy Martinez 4.1 6 5 3 3 2 0 6.14 23 2 0 -0.033 0.16 -1.5
Don Stanhouse 1 3 2 2 0 1 0 3.10 6 3 3 -0.005 0.02 -2.7
John Flinn 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.24 3 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 8 14 11 9 5 6 0 10.12 44 30 5 3 -0.326 0.34 -7.2
T Martinez faced 3 batters in the 7th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rich Gale, W (9-3) 8 5 1 0 4 4 0 2.76 35 70 0.174 0.53 2.8
Doug Bird 1 3 2 2 1 1 0 5.40 7 0 0 0.000 0.01 -1.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 2 5 5 0 2.00 42 70 0 0 0.174 0.44 1.3
Balks: D Bird (2).
WP: R Gale (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Palermo, 1B - Don Denkinger, 2B - Dave Phillips, 3B - Larry McCoy.
Time of Game: 2:58.
Attendance: 34,587.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         Kansas City Royals
1 Larry Harlow CF 1 George Brett 3B
2 Rich Dauer 2B 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Eddie Murray 1B 3 Pete LaCock 1B
4 Ken Singleton RF 4 Darrell Porter C
5 Lee May DH 5 Clint Hurdle RF
6 Pat Kelly LF 6 Amos Otis CF
7 Doug DeCinces 3B 7 Tom Poquette LF
8 Rick Dempsey C 8 Frank White 2B
9 Mark Belanger SS 9 U.L. Washington SS
Dennis Martinez P Rich Gale P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 12- RR KCR C. Hurdle D. Martinez 19% 73% Triple to LF; LaCock Scores; Porter Scores
b2 2-0 2 123 RR KCR P. LaCock D. Martinez 11% 88% Single to LF; Poquette Scores; Brett Scores; McRae to 2B
t3 0-4 2 -23 O BAL E. Murray R. Gale 4% 90% Flyball: LF
t6 0-6 1 123 R BAL P. Kelly R. Gale -4% 90% Walk; Murray Scores/unER; Singleton to 3B; May to 2B
t6 1-6 1 123 O BAL D. DeCinces R. Gale 4% 94% Popfly: 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BAL L. Harlow R. Gale -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O BAL R. Dauer R. Gale 3% 50% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O BAL E. Murray R. Gale 3% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 1-- BAL K. Singleton R. Gale -1% 52% Harlow Steals 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O BAL K. Singleton R. Gale 3% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Dennis Martinez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Martinez -2% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Martinez -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- KCR P. LaCock D. Martinez 1% 52% Single to RF
b1 0-0 2 1-- KCR D. Porter D. Martinez 2% 54% Walk; LaCock to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- RR KCR C. Hurdle D. Martinez 19% 73% Triple to LF; LaCock Scores; Porter Scores
b1 2-0 2 --3 O KCR A. Otis D. Martinez -3% 71% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Rich Gale facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- O BAL L. May R. Gale 2% 73% Popfly: 2B
t2 0-2 1 --- O BAL P. Kelly R. Gale 2% 74% Flyball: LF
t2 0-2 2 --- O BAL D. DeCinces R. Gale 1% 75% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Orioles' Dennis Martinez facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- KCR T. Poquette D. Martinez 2% 78% Single to LF
b2 2-0 0 1-- O KCR F. White D. Martinez -2% 76% Strikeout
b2 2-0 1 1-- O KCR U. Washington D. Martinez -2% 74% Strikeout
b2 2-0 2 1-- KCR G. Brett D. Martinez 1% 75% Single to LF; Poquette to 2B
b2 2-0 2 12- KCR H. McRae D. Martinez 2% 77% Walk; Poquette to 3B; Brett to 2B
b2 2-0 2 123 RR KCR P. LaCock D. Martinez 11% 88% Single to LF; Poquette Scores; Brett Scores; McRae to 2B
Tippy Martinez replaces Dennis Martinez pitching
b2 4-0 2 12- O KCR D. Porter T. Martinez -2% 87% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Rich Gale facing 8-9-1
t3 0-4 0 --- O BAL R. Dempsey R. Gale 2% 88% Popfly: 1B
t3 0-4 1 --- BAL M. Belanger R. Gale -2% 87% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Belanger to 1B
t3 0-4 1 1-- O BAL L. Harlow R. Gale 2% 89% Flyball: RF
t3 0-4 2 1-- BAL R. Dauer R. Gale -3% 86% Double to RF; Belanger to 3B
t3 0-4 2 -23 O BAL E. Murray R. Gale 4% 90% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Orioles' Tippy Martinez facing 5-6-7
b3 4-0 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle T. Martinez -1% 89% Flyball: CF
b3 4-0 1 --- O KCR A. Otis T. Martinez -1% 89% Flyball: RF
b3 4-0 2 --- KCR T. Poquette T. Martinez 0% 89% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Poquette to 1B
b3 4-0 2 1-- KCR F. White T. Martinez 1% 90% Single to CF; Poquette to 3B
b3 4-0 2 1-3 R KCR U. Washington T. Martinez 3% 93% Poquette Steals Hm (uk-PR)
b3 5-0 2 1-- R KCR U. Washington T. Martinez 3% 96% Triple (Line Drive to LF-CF); White Scores/unER
b3 6-0 2 --3 KCR G. Brett T. Martinez 0% 96% Walk
b3 6-0 2 1-3 O KCR H. McRae T. Martinez -1% 96% Groundout: P-3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 6.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Rich Gale facing 4-5-6
t4 0-6 0 --- O BAL K. Singleton R. Gale 1% 96% Strikeout
t4 0-6 1 --- O BAL L. May R. Gale 0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-6 2 --- BAL P. Kelly R. Gale -0% 97% Single to RF
t4 0-6 2 1-- O BAL D. DeCinces R. Gale 1% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Orioles' Tippy Martinez facing 3-4-5
b4 6-0 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock T. Martinez -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-P
b4 6-0 1 --- O KCR D. Porter T. Martinez -0% 97% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b4 6-0 2 --- O KCR C. Hurdle T. Martinez -0% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 6.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Rich Gale facing 8-9-1
t5 0-6 0 --- O BAL R. Dempsey R. Gale 1% 97% Popfly: 2B
t5 0-6 1 --- O BAL M. Belanger R. Gale 0% 98% Flyball: LF
t5 0-6 2 --- O BAL L. Harlow R. Gale 0% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Orioles' Tippy Martinez facing 6-7-8
b5 6-0 0 --- O KCR A. Otis T. Martinez -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 6-0 1 --- KCR T. Poquette T. Martinez 0% 98% Single to CF
b5 6-0 1 1-- O KCR F. White T. Martinez -0% 98% Flyball: RF
b5 6-0 2 1-- KCR U. Washington T. Martinez 0% 98% Walk; Poquette to 2B
b5 6-0 2 12- O KCR G. Brett T. Martinez -0% 98% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 6.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Rich Gale facing 2-3-4
t6 0-6 0 --- O BAL R. Dauer R. Gale 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-6 1 --- BAL E. Murray R. Gale -1% 98% Single to 3B
t6 0-6 1 1-- BAL K. Singleton R. Gale -1% 96% Reached on E1 (throw) (Ground Ball); Murray to 2B
t6 0-6 1 12- BAL L. May R. Gale -1% 95% Wild Pitch; Murray to 3B; Singleton to 2B
t6 0-6 1 -23 BAL L. May R. Gale -1% 94% Walk
t6 0-6 1 123 R BAL P. Kelly R. Gale -4% 90% Walk; Murray Scores/unER; Singleton to 3B; May to 2B
t6 1-6 1 123 O BAL D. DeCinces R. Gale 4% 94% Popfly: 2B
t6 1-6 2 123 O BAL R. Dempsey R. Gale 4% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Orioles' Tippy Martinez facing 2-3-4
b6 6-1 0 --- O KCR H. McRae T. Martinez -0% 97% Flyball: RF
b6 6-1 1 --- KCR P. LaCock T. Martinez 0% 98% Double to LF
b6 6-1 1 -2- O KCR D. Porter T. Martinez -0% 98% Groundout: 1B-P; LaCock to 3B
b6 6-1 2 --3 O KCR C. Hurdle T. Martinez -0% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 6.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Rich Gale facing 9-1-2
t7 1-6 0 --- O BAL M. Belanger R. Gale 1% 98% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t7 1-6 1 --- O BAL L. Harlow R. Gale 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 1-6 2 --- BAL R. Dauer R. Gale -0% 98% Walk
t7 1-6 2 1-- O BAL E. Murray R. Gale 1% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Orioles' Tippy Martinez facing 6-7-8
b7 6-1 0 --- KCR A. Otis T. Martinez 0% 99% Walk
b7 6-1 0 1-- KCR T. Poquette T. Martinez 0% 99% Single/Bunt; Otis to 2B
Willie Wilson pinch runs for Tom Poquette (LF) batting 7th
b7 6-1 0 12- KCR F. White T. Martinez 0% 100% Single to CF; Otis to 3B; Wilson to 2B
Don Stanhouse replaces Tippy Martinez pitching
b7 6-1 0 123 R KCR U. Washington D. Stanhouse 0% 100% Single to LF; Otis Scores; Wilson to 3B; White to 2B
b7 7-1 0 123 RRR KCR G. Brett D. Stanhouse 0% 100% Double to LF; Wilson Scores; White Scores; Washington Scores
b7 10-1 0 -2- O KCR H. McRae D. Stanhouse 0% 100% Flyball: RF; Brett to 3B
b7 10-1 1 --3 O KCR P. LaCock D. Stanhouse -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 10-1 2 --3 R KCR D. Porter D. Stanhouse 0% 100% Single to CF; Brett Scores
Joe Zdeb pinch runs for Darrell Porter (C) batting 4th
b7 11-1 2 1-- O KCR C. Hurdle D. Stanhouse 0% 100% Strikeout
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 11.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-11, Royals' Rich Gale facing 4-5-6
John Wathan replaces Amos Otis (CF) playing C batting 6th
Joe Zdeb moves from PR to LF
Willie Wilson moves from PR to CF
t8 1-11 0 --- BAL K. Singleton R. Gale -0% 100% Single to CF
t8 1-11 0 1-- O BAL L. May R. Gale 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t8 1-11 1 1-- BAL P. Kelly R. Gale -0% 100% Single to RF; Singleton to 2B
t8 1-11 1 12- O BAL D. DeCinces R. Gale 0% 100% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
Terry Crowley pinch hits for Rick Dempsey (C) batting 8th
t8 1-11 2 12- O BAL T. Crowley R. Gale 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 11.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 11-1, Orioles' John Flinn facing 6-7-8
John Flinn replaces Don Stanhouse pitching
Elrod Hendricks replaces Mark Belanger (SS) playing C batting 9th
Kiko Garcia replaces Terry Crowley (PH) playing SS batting 8th
b8 11-1 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan J. Flinn 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b8 11-1 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Flinn -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 11-1 2 --- O KCR F. White J. Flinn 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Royals 11.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-11, Royals' Doug Bird facing 9-1-2
Doug Bird replaces Rich Gale pitching
t9 1-11 0 --- O BAL E. Hendricks D. Bird 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 1-11 1 --- BAL L. Harlow D. Bird 0% 100% Double to RF
t9 1-11 1 -2- BAL R. Dauer D. Bird -0% 100% Single to LF; Harlow to 3B
t9 1-11 1 1-3 R BAL E. Murray D. Bird -0% 100% Single to CF; Harlow Scores; Dauer to 2B
t9 2-11 1 12- BAL K. Singleton D. Bird -0% 100% Walk; Dauer to 3B; Murray to 2B
t9 2-11 1 123 R BAL L. May D. Bird -0% 100% Balk; Dauer Scores/No RBI; Murray to 3B; Singleton to 2B
t9 3-11 1 -23 O BAL L. May D. Bird 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 3-11 2 -23 O BAL P. Kelly D. Bird 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 11.

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