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Scores
Standings
TEX
@KCR
1
2
BOS
@MIL
6
8
NYY
@MIN
4
0
SFG
@CHC
9
8
ATL
@MON
3
7
HOU
@NYM
4
7
HOU
@NYM
4
5
 
(11)
CIN
@PHI
6
8
LAD
@PIT
6
7
 
(10)
SDP
@STL
2
3
Thursday, July 20, 1978, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 26,620, Time of Game: 2:26
Rangers
1
46-46
 Lost 3 
4th, 4½ GB
at Royals
2
50-41
 Won 6 
1st
W: Dennis Leonard (11-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  6  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  1    2  9  0
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Hargrove 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .259 .396 .373 .770 -0.024 1.04 0.060 -0.084 -0.2 9 4 2B,GDP
Juan Beniquez CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .276 .315 .400 .715 -0.144 1.06 0.000 -0.144 -1.3 3 0
Jim Sundberg C 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .311 .384 .401 .784 -0.004 1.44 0.105 -0.109 0.1 1 1
Al Oliver LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .304 .331 .502 .833 0.099 1.04 0.133 -0.034 0.3 2 0 2B
Bobby Bonds DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .261 .331 .435 .765 -0.168 1.71 0.000 -0.168 -1.2
Richie Zisk RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .257 .332 .417 .748 -0.175 1.67 0.000 -0.175 -0.9 2 0
Toby Harrah 3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .215 .331 .311 .642 -0.014 0.52 0.013 -0.027 -0.1 2 4
Bump Wills 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .223 .293 .330 .623 0.001 0.75 0.037 -0.036 0.1 3 2
Bert Campaneris SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .216 .275 .284 .559 0.013 1.12 0.069 -0.056 0.0 2 2 2B
Doyle Alexander P 2 2
Team Totals 32 1 6 1 1 6 33 .188 .212 .281 .493 -0.416 1.18 0.417 -0.833 -3.3 26 15
2B: M Hargrove (19, off D Leonard); B Campaneris (5, off D Leonard); A Oliver (17, off D Leonard).
TB: A Oliver 3; M Hargrove 2; B Campaneris 2; J Sundberg; B Wills.
GIDP: M Hargrove (6).
RBI: J Sundberg (31).
2-out RBI: J Sundberg.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Harrah-B Wills-M Hargrove.

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 1 1 0 0 0 4 .304 .352 .479 .831 0.130 1.26 0.210 -0.080 0.1 0 4 3B
Hal McRae DH 2 0 1 1 1 0 4 .266 .322 .434 .756 0.138 1.60 0.153 -0.015 0.5 2B,SF
Pete LaCock 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .287 .305 .451 .756 0.063 1.23 0.128 -0.065 0.4 11 0
Amos Otis CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .270 .362 .507 .869 -0.291 1.84 0.049 -0.341 -1.6 4 0 CS,GDP
Darrell Porter C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .280 .379 .444 .823 0.023 1.65 0.135 -0.112 -0.1 6 0 2B
Clint Hurdle RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .258 .344 .377 .721 -0.026 1.29 0.028 -0.054 -0.3 2 0
   Willie Wilson PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .306 .310 .616 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Tom Poquette LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .229 .259 .344 .603 -0.116 2.43 0.085 -0.202 -0.4 0 0 SB
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .278 .340 .350 .690 -0.099 1.21 0.000 -0.099 -0.6 2 4
   Steve Braun PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .239 .338 .389 .728 0.367 4.61 0.367 0.000 0.9
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .284 .333 .394 .727 -0.105 1.39 0.000 -0.105 -0.6 2 2
Dennis Leonard P 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 9 2 2 1 35 .281 .314 .406 .721 0.084 1.67 1.155 -1.073 -1.8 27 10
2B: H McRae (23, off D Alexander); D Porter (20, off D Alexander).
3B: G Brett (6, off D Alexander).
SF: H McRae (7, off D Alexander).
TB: G Brett 3; D Porter 2; P LaCock 2; H McRae 2; T Poquette 2; C Hurdle; S Braun.
GIDP: A Otis (5).
RBI: H McRae (43); S Braun (21).
2-out RBI: S Braun.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Patek-P LaCock.
Baserunning
SB: T Poquette (2, 2nd base off D Alexander/J Sundberg).
CS: A Otis (4, 2nd base by D Alexander POCS).

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Doyle Alexander, L (6-6) 8.2 9 2 2 2 1 0 4.30 35 57 -0.085 1.67 1.8
Team Totals 8.2 9 2 2 2 1 0 2.08 35 57 -0.085 1.67 1.8

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, W (11-11) 9 6 1 1 1 6 0 3.50 33 76 0.415 1.18 3.3
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 1 6 0 1.00 33 76 0.415 1.18 3.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: D Alexander (2; A Otis, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dale Ford, 1B - Joe Brinkman, 2B - Russ Goetz, 3B - Nick Bremigan.
Time of Game: 2:26.
Attendance: 26,620.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 90° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Texas Rangers         Kansas City Royals
1 Mike Hargrove 1B 1 George Brett 3B
2 Juan Beniquez CF 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Jim Sundberg C 3 Pete LaCock 1B
4 Al Oliver LF 4 Amos Otis CF
5 Bobby Bonds DH 5 Darrell Porter C
6 Richie Zisk RF 6 Clint Hurdle RF
7 Toby Harrah 3B 7 Tom Poquette LF
8 Bump Wills 2B 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Bert Campaneris SS 9 Frank White 2B
Doyle Alexander P Dennis Leonard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 1-1 2 -23 R KCR S. Braun D. Alexander 37% 100% Single to LF; Wilson Scores; Poquette to 3B
b8 0-1 1 --- KCR G. Brett D. Alexander 21% 44% Triple to RF
b6 0-1 1 1-3 OO KCR A. Otis D. Alexander -21% 30% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b7 0-1 1 --3 O KCR T. Poquette D. Alexander -17% 30% Fielder's Choice 1B; Porter out at Hm/1B-C-3B
b7 0-1 0 --- KCR D. Porter D. Alexander 13% 49% Double to LF (Ground Ball)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- TEX M. Hargrove D. Leonard -6% 44% Double to LF
t1 0-0 0 -2- O TEX J. Beniquez D. Leonard 4% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 -2- O TEX J. Sundberg D. Leonard 3% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 -2- TEX A. Oliver D. Leonard -2% 50% Single to P (Ground Ball); Hargrove to 3B
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O TEX B. Bonds D. Leonard 5% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Doyle Alexander facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Alexander -2% 53% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Alexander -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- KCR P. LaCock D. Alexander 1% 52% Single to LF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR A. Otis D. Alexander -2% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O TEX R. Zisk D. Leonard 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O TEX T. Harrah D. Leonard 2% 54% Popfly: 2B
t2 0-0 2 --- O TEX B. Wills D. Leonard 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Doyle Alexander facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter D. Alexander -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle D. Alexander -2% 51% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- KCR T. Poquette D. Alexander 1% 52% Single to LF
b2 0-0 2 1-- O KCR F. Patek D. Alexander -2% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- TEX B. Campaneris D. Leonard -7% 43% Double to LF
t3 0-0 0 -2- O TEX M. Hargrove D. Leonard 1% 45% Flyball: RF; Campaneris to 3B
t3 0-0 1 --3 O TEX J. Beniquez D. Leonard 7% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --3 R TEX J. Sundberg D. Leonard -11% 41% Single to 3B; Campaneris Scores
t3 1-0 2 1-- O TEX A. Oliver D. Leonard 2% 43% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Doyle Alexander facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Alexander -3% 40% Popfly: 2B
b3 0-1 1 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Alexander -2% 38% Flyball: LF
b3 0-1 2 --- KCR H. McRae D. Alexander 3% 41% Double to CF
b3 0-1 2 -2- O KCR P. LaCock D. Alexander -4% 37% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- O TEX B. Bonds D. Leonard 2% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-0 1 --- O TEX R. Zisk D. Leonard 2% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-0 2 --- O TEX T. Harrah D. Leonard 1% 42% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Doyle Alexander facing 4-5-6
b4 0-1 0 --- KCR A. Otis D. Alexander 5% 47% Walk
b4 0-1 0 1-- O KCR D. Porter D. Alexander -5% 42% Popfly: SS
b4 0-1 1 1-- O KCR C. Hurdle D. Alexander -5% 37% Otis Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
b4 0-1 2 --- O KCR C. Hurdle D. Alexander -1% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
t5 1-0 0 --- TEX B. Wills D. Leonard -4% 32% Single to LF
t5 1-0 0 1-- O TEX B. Campaneris D. Leonard 3% 35% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t5 1-0 1 1-- OO TEX M. Hargrove D. Leonard 5% 41% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Doyle Alexander facing 7-8-9
b5 0-1 0 --- O KCR T. Poquette D. Alexander -3% 37% Groundout: 1B-P
b5 0-1 1 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Alexander -2% 35% Foul Flyball: RF
b5 0-1 2 --- O KCR F. White D. Alexander -2% 33% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
t6 1-0 0 --- O TEX J. Beniquez D. Leonard 2% 36% Flyball: RF
t6 1-0 1 --- O TEX J. Sundberg D. Leonard 2% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-0 2 --- O TEX A. Oliver D. Leonard 1% 39% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Doyle Alexander facing 1-2-3
b6 0-1 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Alexander -4% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-1 1 --- KCR H. McRae D. Alexander 4% 39% Walk
b6 0-1 1 1-- KCR P. LaCock D. Alexander 12% 51% Single to LF; McRae to 3B
b6 0-1 1 1-3 OO KCR A. Otis D. Alexander -21% 30% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
t7 1-0 0 --- O TEX B. Bonds D. Leonard 2% 32% Foul Popfly: 1B
t7 1-0 1 --- O TEX R. Zisk D. Leonard 2% 34% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-0 2 --- TEX T. Harrah D. Leonard -1% 33% Walk
t7 1-0 2 1-- O TEX B. Wills D. Leonard 3% 35% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Doyle Alexander facing 5-6-7
b7 0-1 0 --- KCR D. Porter D. Alexander 13% 49% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b7 0-1 0 -2- O KCR C. Hurdle D. Alexander -2% 46% Groundout: 1B-P; Porter to 3B
b7 0-1 1 --3 O KCR T. Poquette D. Alexander -17% 30% Fielder's Choice 1B; Porter out at Hm/1B-C-3B
b7 0-1 2 1-- O KCR F. Patek D. Alexander -5% 25% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
t8 1-0 0 --- O TEX B. Campaneris D. Leonard 2% 27% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 1-0 1 --- O TEX M. Hargrove D. Leonard 2% 28% Lineout: SS
t8 1-0 2 --- O TEX J. Beniquez D. Leonard 1% 30% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Doyle Alexander facing 9-1-2
b8 0-1 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Alexander -6% 23% Flyball: RF
b8 0-1 1 --- KCR G. Brett D. Alexander 21% 44% Triple to RF
b8 0-1 1 --3 RO KCR H. McRae D. Alexander 8% 53% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Brett Scores
b8 1-1 2 --- O KCR P. LaCock D. Alexander -3% 50% Foul Popfly: 3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
t9 1-1 0 --- O TEX J. Sundberg D. Leonard 6% 56% Strikeout
t9 1-1 1 --- TEX A. Oliver D. Leonard -12% 44% Double to LF (Pop Fly)
t9 1-1 1 -2- O TEX B. Bonds D. Leonard 7% 51% Flyball: CF; Oliver to 3B
t9 1-1 2 --3 O TEX R. Zisk D. Leonard 12% 63% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Rangers' Doyle Alexander facing 4-5-6
b9 1-1 0 --- O KCR A. Otis D. Alexander -6% 58% Flyball: CF
b9 1-1 1 --- O KCR D. Porter D. Alexander -4% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b9 1-1 2 --- KCR C. Hurdle D. Alexander 3% 56% Single to CF
Willie Wilson pinch runs for Clint Hurdle (RF) batting 6th
b9 1-1 2 1-- KCR T. Poquette D. Alexander 7% 63% Single to CF; Wilson to 3B
Steve Braun pinch hits for Freddie Patek (SS) batting 8th
b9 1-1 2 1-3 KCR S. Braun D. Alexander -0% 63% Poquette Steals 2B
b9 1-1 2 -23 R KCR S. Braun D. Alexander 37% 100% Single to LF; Wilson Scores; Poquette to 3B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 2.

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