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1
Sunday, July 9, 1978,
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 24,662, Time of Game: 2:16
Orioles
4
45-40
 Lost 4 
4th, 13 GB
at Royals
10
44-40
 Won 3 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Dennis Leonard (9-11)
L: Mike Flanagan (12-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         0  0  0   3  0  0   0  0  1    4  7  0
Royals          0  2  7   1  0  0   0  0  X   10 15  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 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .338 .352 .690 0.010 0.58 0.036 -0.026 -0.2 2 0
Rich Dauer 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .254 .302 .365 .668 -0.068 0.68 0.000 -0.068 -0.9 2 1
Ken Singleton RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .281 .404 .405 .809 0.058 0.34 0.064 -0.006 0.1 0 0
Eddie Murray 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .271 .340 .480 .820 -0.114 0.51 0.002 -0.116 -1.3 9 0 GDP
Lee May DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .248 .292 .435 .727 -0.027 0.27 0.000 -0.027 -0.8
Andres Mora LF 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .250 .296 .431 .727 -0.012 0.21 0.006 -0.019 0.9 4 0 2B
Doug DeCinces 3B 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .237 .316 .433 .749 0.006 0.15 0.018 -0.012 1.9 1 3 HR,2B
Kiko Garcia SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .297 .319 .422 .741 -0.025 0.28 0.002 -0.027 0.7 3 2
Dave Skaggs C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .143 .226 .143 .369 0.021 0.30 0.028 -0.006 -0.2 3 1
   Elrod Hendricks PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .308 .400 .308 .708 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.5
Mike Flanagan P 0 0
   John Flinn P 0 1
   Scott McGregor P 0 0
   Joe Kerrigan P 0 0
Team Totals 34 4 7 2 2 4 36 .206 .250 .353 .603 -0.152 0.36 0.156 -0.308 -0.3 24 8
2B: A Mora (6, off D Leonard); D DeCinces (14, off D Leonard).
HR: D DeCinces (10, off D Leonard, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF-CF).
TB: D DeCinces 6; A Mora 2; K Garcia; K Singleton; L Harlow; E Murray.
GIDP: E Murray (11).
RBI: D DeCinces 2 (20).
2-out RBI: D DeCinces 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 5.

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 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .319 .366 .500 .866 -0.007 0.27 0.016 -0.023 -0.6 1 1
Joe Zdeb LF 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .256 .267 .305 .572 0.033 0.30 0.049 -0.016 0.5 3 0
Hal McRae DH 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .261 .320 .433 .753 0.034 0.35 0.046 -0.012 0.4
Amos Otis CF 4 1 2 2 1 0 5 .276 .362 .514 .876 0.037 0.40 0.060 -0.023 1.7 4 0 2B
Darrell Porter C 3 2 1 3 1 1 4 .281 .378 .434 .813 0.086 0.34 0.088 -0.003 2.0 4 0 HR
John Wathan 1B 4 2 3 2 0 0 4 .300 .321 .400 .721 0.132 0.34 0.135 -0.002 2.2 7 0 HR,2B
Clint Hurdle RF 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .259 .352 .379 .731 -0.029 0.29 0.002 -0.032 -0.5 5 0 2B
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .274 .335 .349 .683 0.073 0.34 0.091 -0.018 0.3 2 4 CS
Frank White 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .286 .334 .395 .729 -0.011 0.20 0.005 -0.017 0.2 1 2
Dennis Leonard P 0 1
Team Totals 38 10 15 10 2 3 40 .395 .425 .632 1.057 0.348 0.32 0.492 -0.146 6.2 27 8
2B: J Wathan (5, off M Flanagan); C Hurdle (15, off J Flinn); A Otis (16, off J Flinn).
HR: D Porter (7, off M Flanagan, 3rd inn, 2 on, 1 out to RF); J Wathan (1, off J Flinn, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: J Wathan 7; D Porter 4; A Otis 3; J Zdeb 2; C Hurdle 2; F Patek 2; H McRae 2; F White; G Brett.
RBI: D Porter 3 (37); A Otis 2 (47); J Wathan 2 (12); F Patek (32); F White (25); H McRae (40).
2-out RBI: F Patek; F White.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 6 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. F White-F Patek-J Wathan.
E: F Patek (21); J Zdeb (2).
Baserunning
CS: F Patek (5, 2nd base by M Flanagan/D Skaggs).

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Flanagan, L (12-6) 2.1 7 7 7 1 1 1 3.53 14 15 -0.328 0.80 -5.8
John Flinn 1.2 5 3 3 0 0 1 8.22 10 0 0 -0.024 0.08 -2.3
Scott McGregor 3 2 0 0 1 2 0 3.94 12 0 0 0.004 0.02 1.4
Joe Kerrigan 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.65 4 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 8 15 10 10 2 3 2 11.25 40 15 0 0 -0.348 0.32 -6.2

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, W (9-11) 9 7 4 3 2 4 1 3.73 36 61 0.152 0.36 0.3
Team Totals 9 7 4 3 2 4 1 3.00 36 61 0.152 0.36 0.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Dave Phillips, 2B - Larry McCoy, 3B - Steve Palermo.
Time of Game: 2:16.
Attendance: 24,662.
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 Joe Zdeb LF
3 Ken Singleton RF 3 Hal McRae DH
4 Eddie Murray 1B 4 Amos Otis CF
5 Lee May DH 5 Darrell Porter C
6 Andres Mora LF 6 John Wathan 1B
7 Doug DeCinces 3B 7 Clint Hurdle RF
8 Kiko Garcia SS 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Dave Skaggs C 9 Frank White 2B
Mike Flanagan P Dennis Leonard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 1 1-- R KCR J. Wathan M. Flanagan 12% 68% Double (Line Drive to LF-CF); Porter Scores
t1 0-0 1 1-3 OO BAL E. Murray D. Leonard 11% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b2 1-0 2 -2- R KCR F. Patek M. Flanagan 9% 74% Single to CF; Wathan Scores
t1 0-0 1 1-- BAL K. Singleton D. Leonard -6% 43% Single to RF; Harlow to 3B
b3 4-0 1 12- RRR KCR D. Porter M. Flanagan 6% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball); McRae Scores; Otis Scores

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' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BAL L. Harlow D. Leonard -4% 46% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O BAL R. Dauer D. Leonard 3% 50% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 1 1-- BAL K. Singleton D. Leonard -6% 43% Single to RF; Harlow to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 OO BAL E. Murray D. Leonard 11% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Flanagan -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Zdeb M. Flanagan -2% 51% Lineout: SS
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae M. Flanagan -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O BAL L. May D. Leonard 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- O BAL A. Mora D. Leonard 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O BAL D. DeCinces D. Leonard 1% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Flanagan -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- KCR D. Porter M. Flanagan 3% 55% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- R KCR J. Wathan M. Flanagan 12% 68% Double (Line Drive to LF-CF); Porter Scores
b2 1-0 1 -2- O KCR C. Hurdle M. Flanagan -3% 65% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-0 2 -2- R KCR F. Patek M. Flanagan 9% 74% Single to CF; Wathan Scores
b2 2-0 2 1-- O KCR F. White M. Flanagan -2% 72% Patek Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- O BAL K. Garcia D. Leonard 2% 75% Flyball: CF
t3 0-2 1 --- BAL D. Skaggs D. Leonard -3% 72% Walk
t3 0-2 1 1-- O BAL L. Harlow D. Leonard 2% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B; Skaggs to 2B
t3 0-2 2 -2- O BAL R. Dauer D. Leonard 3% 77% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 9-1-2
b3 2-0 0 --- O KCR F. White M. Flanagan -2% 76% Flyball: LF
b3 2-0 1 --- KCR G. Brett M. Flanagan 2% 77% Single to LF
b3 2-0 1 1-- KCR J. Zdeb M. Flanagan 5% 82% Single to RF; Brett to 3B
b3 2-0 1 1-3 R KCR H. McRae M. Flanagan 5% 86% Single to SS; Brett Scores; Zdeb to 2B
b3 3-0 1 12- R KCR A. Otis M. Flanagan 5% 91% Single to LF; Zdeb Scores; McRae to 2B
b3 4-0 1 12- RRR KCR D. Porter M. Flanagan 6% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball); McRae Scores; Otis Scores
John Flinn replaces Mike Flanagan pitching
b3 7-0 1 --- R KCR J. Wathan J. Flinn 1% 99% Inside-the-park Home Run to RF (Line Drive)
b3 8-0 1 --- KCR C. Hurdle J. Flinn 0% 99% Double to RF
b3 8-0 1 -2- O KCR F. Patek J. Flinn -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 8-0 2 -2- R KCR F. White J. Flinn 1% 99% Single to RF; Hurdle Scores
b3 9-0 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett J. Flinn -0% 99% Flyball: LF
7 runs, 8 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Royals 9.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-9, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
t4 0-9 0 --- O BAL K. Singleton D. Leonard 0% 99% Strikeout
t4 0-9 1 --- BAL E. Murray D. Leonard -0% 99% Single to CF
t4 0-9 1 1-- O BAL L. May D. Leonard 0% 99% Flyball: RF
t4 0-9 2 1-- R BAL A. Mora D. Leonard -1% 99% Double to LF; Murray Scores/Adv on E7; Mora to 3B
t4 1-9 2 --3 RR BAL D. DeCinces D. Leonard -2% 97% Home Run (Line Drive to LF-CF); Mora Scores
t4 3-9 2 --- O BAL K. Garcia D. Leonard 0% 97% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 9.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-3, Orioles' John Flinn facing 2-3-4
b4 9-3 0 --- KCR J. Zdeb J. Flinn 0% 98% Single to CF
b4 9-3 0 1-- O KCR H. McRae J. Flinn -0% 97% Groundout: P-1B; Zdeb to 2B
b4 9-3 1 -2- R KCR A. Otis J. Flinn 1% 99% Double to LF; Zdeb Scores
b4 10-3 1 -2- O KCR D. Porter J. Flinn -0% 98% Flyball: CF
b4 10-3 2 -2- O KCR J. Wathan J. Flinn -0% 98% Popfly: 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 10.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 3-10, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
t5 3-10 0 --- O BAL D. Skaggs D. Leonard 0% 99% Flyball: RF
t5 3-10 1 --- O BAL L. Harlow D. Leonard 0% 99% Strikeout
t5 3-10 2 --- O BAL R. Dauer D. Leonard 0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 10.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 10-3, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 7-8-9
Scott McGregor replaces John Flinn pitching
b5 10-3 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle S. McGregor -0% 99% Strikeout
b5 10-3 1 --- KCR F. Patek S. McGregor 0% 99% Single to CF
b5 10-3 1 1-- O KCR F. White S. McGregor -0% 99% Popfly: 2B
b5 10-3 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett S. McGregor -0% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 10.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 3-10, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
t6 3-10 0 --- O BAL K. Singleton D. Leonard 0% 99% Popfly: 3B
t6 3-10 1 --- O BAL E. Murray D. Leonard 0% 99% Flyball: CF
t6 3-10 2 --- O BAL L. May D. Leonard 0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 10.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 10-3, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 2-3-4
b6 10-3 0 --- O KCR J. Zdeb S. McGregor -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 10-3 1 --- O KCR H. McRae S. McGregor -0% 99% Flyball: LF
b6 10-3 2 --- KCR A. Otis S. McGregor 0% 99% Walk
b6 10-3 2 1-- O KCR D. Porter S. McGregor -0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 10.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 3-10, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 6-7-8
t7 3-10 0 --- O BAL A. Mora D. Leonard 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-10 1 --- O BAL D. DeCinces D. Leonard 0% 100% Popfly: 2B
t7 3-10 2 --- BAL K. Garcia D. Leonard -0% 100% Single to CF
t7 3-10 2 1-- O BAL D. Skaggs D. Leonard 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 10.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 10-3, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 6-7-8
b7 10-3 0 --- KCR J. Wathan S. McGregor 0% 100% Single to LF
b7 10-3 0 1-- O KCR C. Hurdle S. McGregor -0% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b7 10-3 1 1-- O KCR F. Patek S. McGregor -0% 100% Flyball: CF
b7 10-3 2 1-- O KCR F. White S. McGregor -0% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 10.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Behind 3-10, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t8 3-10 0 --- O BAL L. Harlow D. Leonard 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t8 3-10 1 --- O BAL R. Dauer D. Leonard 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 3-10 2 --- O BAL K. Singleton D. Leonard 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 10.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 10-3, Orioles' Joe Kerrigan facing 1-2-3
Joe Kerrigan replaces Scott McGregor pitching
b8 10-3 0 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Kerrigan -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 10-3 1 --- O KCR J. Zdeb J. Kerrigan -0% 100% Popfly: 2B
b8 10-3 2 --- KCR H. McRae J. Kerrigan 0% 100% Single to RF
b8 10-3 2 1-- O KCR A. Otis J. Kerrigan -0% 100% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 3, Royals 10.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 3-10, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
t9 3-10 0 --- O BAL E. Murray D. Leonard 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 3-10 1 --- O BAL L. May D. Leonard 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
t9 3-10 2 --- BAL A. Mora D. Leonard -0% 100% Walk
t9 3-10 2 1-- BAL D. DeCinces D. Leonard -0% 100% Double to LF; Mora to 3B
t9 3-10 2 -23 R BAL K. Garcia D. Leonard -0% 100% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Mora Scores/unER/No RBI; DeCinces to 3B; Garcia to 1B
Elrod Hendricks pinch hits for Dave Skaggs (C) batting 9th
t9 4-10 2 1-3 O BAL E. Hendricks D. Leonard 0% 100% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Orioles 4, Royals 10.

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