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@CHW
7
4
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@CLE
0
11
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@DET
4
2
 
(11)
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@DET
0
5
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@KCR
0
9
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@MIN
5
4
 
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@TEX
4
3
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@TOR
7
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@TOR
4
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@LAD
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7
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@MON
10
3
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@NYM
3
12
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@PHI
1
6
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@PHI
2
8
CHC
@SDP
5
4
PIT
@SFG
3
0
Friday, July 21, 1978, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 39,841, Time of Game: 2:18
Red Sox
0
62-30
 Lost 2 
1st
at Royals
9
51-41
 Won 7 
1st
W: Paul Splittorff (11-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  6  0
Royals          0  3  0   1  1  3   1  0  X    9 15  0

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Remy 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .271 .306 .338 .644 0.025 0.49 0.047 -0.022 0.3 1 3
Dwight Evans RF-CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .268 .362 .500 .862 -0.048 0.64 0.038 -0.085 -0.9 3 0 2B,GDP
Jim Rice LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .327 .382 .613 .995 -0.027 0.47 0.016 -0.043 0.2 3 0 2B
Carl Yastrzemski DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .303 .399 .444 .843 -0.074 0.67 0.000 -0.074 -1.4
Carlton Fisk C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .298 .380 .537 .917 -0.034 0.34 0.000 -0.034 -0.8 4 1
Fred Lynn CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .320 .398 .548 .946 -0.021 0.41 0.000 -0.021 -0.3 2 0
   Garry Hancock RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 1 1
George Scott 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .268 .342 .460 .802 -0.013 0.36 0.008 -0.021 -0.2 8 0
Butch Hobson 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .256 .324 .466 .791 -0.028 0.36 0.000 -0.028 -0.6 2 3
Frank Duffy SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .233 .291 .288 .579 -0.019 0.24 0.000 -0.019 -0.5 0 3
Dennis Eckersley P 0 1
   Allen Ripley P 0 0
   Tom Burgmeier P 0 1
Team Totals 32 0 6 0 0 1 32 .188 .188 .250 .438 -0.240 0.44 0.109 -0.348 -4.3 24 13
2B: D Evans (14, off P Splittorff); J Rice (15, off P Splittorff).
TB: J Rice 3; D Evans 2; J Remy 2; G Scott.
GIDP: D Evans (12).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Hancock-C Fisk-T Burgmeier-B Hobson; F Duffy-J Remy-G Scott.
Outfield Assists: G Hancock (W Wilson at 3rd base).

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 2 0 0 0 5 .306 .353 .478 .830 -0.029 0.28 0.003 -0.033 -0.3 1 1
Hal McRae DH 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .268 .323 .439 .762 0.043 0.23 0.057 -0.014 -0.1 3B,CS
Pete LaCock 1B 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .294 .311 .460 .771 -0.049 0.36 0.006 -0.055 0.4 7 1 2B,GDP
Amos Otis CF 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 .276 .366 .511 .877 0.053 0.66 0.053 0.000 0.8 1 0
   Willie Wilson PR-CF 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .236 .309 .312 .621 0.013 0.22 0.013 -0.001 0.7 2 0 SB
Darrell Porter C 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .283 .380 .451 .832 0.100 0.54 0.104 -0.004 1.2 3 0 3B
Clint Hurdle RF 3 2 3 6 0 0 4 .266 .350 .395 .745 0.166 0.60 0.166 0.000 3.7 3 0 HR,SF
Tom Poquette LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .225 .254 .338 .592 -0.015 0.20 0.000 -0.015 -0.6 4 0
   Joe Zdeb PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .236 .247 .281 .528 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -1.2 1 0
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .275 .339 .346 .685 -0.013 0.14 0.001 -0.013 -0.4 2 4
Frank White 2B 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .285 .335 .393 .729 -0.006 0.11 0.003 -0.009 1.0 2 1
Paul Splittorff P 1 0
Team Totals 35 9 15 9 2 2 38 .429 .447 .657 1.105 0.263 0.31 0.406 -0.144 5.2 27 7
2B: P LaCock (7, off A Ripley).
3B: H McRae (5, off D Eckersley); D Porter (3, off A Ripley).
HR: C Hurdle (4, off D Eckersley, 2nd inn, 2 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: C Hurdle (4, off D Eckersley).
TB: C Hurdle 6; H McRae 4; D Porter 4; P LaCock 3; G Brett 2; A Otis 2; W Wilson; F White.
GIDP: P LaCock (4).
RBI: C Hurdle 6 (39); F White (30); D Porter (43); H McRae (44).
2-out RBI: H McRae; F White.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 6 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. F White-F Patek-P LaCock.
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (31, 2nd base off D Eckersley/C Fisk).
CS: H McRae (5, Home by D Eckersley/C Fisk).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Eckersley, L (11-3) 5 7 5 5 0 2 1 3.60 20 35 -0.241 0.54 -2.6
Allen Ripley 1.1 8 4 4 1 0 0 5.55 13 0 0 -0.021 0.04 -4.2
Tom Burgmeier 1.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.74 5 2 0 0.000 0.00 1.6
Team Totals 8 15 9 9 2 2 1 10.12 38 35 2 0 -0.262 0.31 -5.2

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, W (11-8) 9 6 0 0 0 1 0 3.22 32 76 0.239 0.44 4.3
Team Totals 9 6 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 32 76 0.239 0.44 4.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe Brinkman, 1B - Russ Goetz, 2B - Nick Bremigan, 3B - Dale Ford.
Time of Game: 2:18.
Attendance: 39,841.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 91° F, Wind 14mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Jerry Remy 2B 1 George Brett 3B
2 Dwight Evans RF 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Jim Rice LF 3 Pete LaCock 1B
4 Carl Yastrzemski DH 4 Amos Otis CF
5 Carlton Fisk C 5 Darrell Porter C
6 Fred Lynn CF 6 Clint Hurdle RF
7 George Scott 1B 7 Tom Poquette LF
8 Butch Hobson 3B 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Frank Duffy SS 9 Frank White 2B
Dennis Eckersley P Paul Splittorff P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 0 1-3 RRR KCR C. Hurdle D. Eckersley 15% 83% Home Run; Otis Scores; Porter Scores
b2 0-0 0 1-- KCR D. Porter D. Eckersley 10% 68% Single to RF (RF Line); Otis to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO BOS D. Evans P. Splittorff 7% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 1-- OO KCR P. LaCock D. Eckersley -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t4 0-3 1 --- BOS D. Evans P. Splittorff -4% 81% Double to RF (RF Line)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BOS J. Remy P. Splittorff -4% 46% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO BOS D. Evans P. Splittorff 7% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O BOS J. Rice P. Splittorff 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Eckersley -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- KCR H. McRae D. Eckersley 2% 55% Single to RF
b1 0-0 1 1-- OO KCR P. LaCock D. Eckersley -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski P. Splittorff 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- O BOS C. Fisk P. Splittorff 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O BOS F. Lynn P. Splittorff 1% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- KCR A. Otis D. Eckersley 4% 59% Single to LF
b2 0-0 0 1-- KCR D. Porter D. Eckersley 10% 68% Single to RF (RF Line); Otis to 3B
b2 0-0 0 1-3 RRR KCR C. Hurdle D. Eckersley 15% 83% Home Run; Otis Scores; Porter Scores
b2 3-0 0 --- O KCR T. Poquette D. Eckersley -1% 82% Flyball: LF
b2 3-0 1 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Eckersley -1% 81% Strikeout
b2 3-0 2 --- O KCR F. White D. Eckersley -1% 80% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
t3 0-3 0 --- O BOS G. Scott P. Splittorff 2% 83% Flyball: RF
t3 0-3 1 --- O BOS B. Hobson P. Splittorff 1% 84% Foul Popfly: 1B
t3 0-3 2 --- O BOS F. Duffy P. Splittorff 1% 85% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 1-2-3
b3 3-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Eckersley -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 3-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Eckersley -1% 83% Lineout: LF
b3 3-0 2 --- O KCR P. LaCock D. Eckersley -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t4 0-3 0 --- O BOS J. Remy P. Splittorff 2% 85% Flyball: CF
t4 0-3 1 --- BOS D. Evans P. Splittorff -4% 81% Double to RF (RF Line)
t4 0-3 1 -2- O BOS J. Rice P. Splittorff 3% 84% Popfly: 2B
t4 0-3 2 -2- O BOS C. Yastrzemski P. Splittorff 3% 87% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 4-5-6
b4 3-0 0 --- KCR A. Otis D. Eckersley 2% 88% Single to CF
Willie Wilson pinch runs for Amos Otis (CF) batting 4th
b4 3-0 0 1-- KCR D. Porter D. Eckersley 1% 90% Wilson Steals 2B
b4 3-0 0 -2- O KCR D. Porter D. Eckersley -0% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wilson to 3B
b4 3-0 1 --3 RO KCR C. Hurdle D. Eckersley 2% 91% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Wilson Scores
b4 4-0 2 --- O KCR T. Poquette D. Eckersley -0% 90% Lineout: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
Willie Wilson moves from PR to CF
t5 0-4 0 --- O BOS C. Fisk P. Splittorff 2% 92% Foul Flyball: C
t5 0-4 1 --- O BOS F. Lynn P. Splittorff 1% 93% Flyball: LF
t5 0-4 2 --- BOS G. Scott P. Splittorff -1% 92% Single to LF
t5 0-4 2 1-- O BOS B. Hobson P. Splittorff 1% 94% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 8-9-1
b5 4-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Eckersley -1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 4-0 1 --- O KCR F. White D. Eckersley -0% 93% Foul Popfly: C
b5 4-0 2 --- KCR G. Brett D. Eckersley 0% 93% Single to RF
b5 4-0 2 1-- R KCR H. McRae D. Eckersley 3% 96% Triple to LF (Ground Ball); Brett Scores
b5 5-0 2 --3 O KCR P. LaCock D. Eckersley -1% 96% McRae Caught Stealing Hm (P-C)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 5.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 9-1-2
t6 0-5 0 --- O BOS F. Duffy P. Splittorff 1% 97% Flyball: RF
t6 0-5 1 --- BOS J. Remy P. Splittorff -1% 96% Single to RF
t6 0-5 1 1-- O BOS D. Evans P. Splittorff 1% 97% Strikeout
t6 0-5 2 1-- BOS J. Rice P. Splittorff -2% 95% Ground-rule Double; Remy to 3B
t6 0-5 2 -23 O BOS C. Yastrzemski P. Splittorff 2% 98% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Red Sox' Allen Ripley facing 3-4-5
Allen Ripley replaces Dennis Eckersley pitching
b6 5-0 0 --- KCR P. LaCock A. Ripley 1% 98% Double to LF
b6 5-0 0 -2- O KCR W. Wilson A. Ripley -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B; LaCock to 3B
b6 5-0 1 --3 R KCR D. Porter A. Ripley 1% 99% Triple (LF-CF); LaCock Scores
Dwight Evans moves from RF to CF
Garry Hancock replaces Fred Lynn (CF) playing RF batting 6th
b6 6-0 1 --3 R KCR C. Hurdle A. Ripley 0% 99% Single to RF (RF Line); Porter Scores
b6 7-0 1 1-- O KCR T. Poquette A. Ripley -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b6 7-0 2 1-- KCR F. Patek A. Ripley 0% 99% Walk; Hurdle to 2B
b6 7-0 2 12- R KCR F. White A. Ripley 0% 100% Single to CF; Hurdle Scores; Patek to 2B
b6 8-0 2 12- KCR G. Brett A. Ripley 0% 100% Single to SS; Patek to 3B; White to 2B
b6 8-0 2 123 O KCR H. McRae A. Ripley -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 8.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-8, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t7 0-8 0 --- O BOS C. Fisk P. Splittorff 0% 100% Lineout: 3B
t7 0-8 1 --- O BOS G. Hancock P. Splittorff 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t7 0-8 2 --- O BOS G. Scott P. Splittorff 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-0, Red Sox' Allen Ripley facing 3-4-5
b7 8-0 0 --- KCR P. LaCock A. Ripley 0% 100% Single to LF
b7 8-0 0 1-- KCR W. Wilson A. Ripley 0% 100% Single to SS; LaCock to 2B
b7 8-0 0 12- O KCR D. Porter A. Ripley -0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B
b7 8-0 1 12- R KCR C. Hurdle A. Ripley 0% 100% Single to RF; LaCock Scores; Wilson to 3B
Tom Burgmeier replaces Allen Ripley pitching
Joe Zdeb pinch hits for Tom Poquette (LF) batting 7th
b7 9-0 1 1-3 OO KCR J. Zdeb T. Burgmeier -0% 100% Fly Ball Double Play: RF-C-P-3B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 9.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-9, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
Joe Zdeb moves from PH to LF
t8 0-9 0 --- O BOS B. Hobson P. Splittorff 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 0-9 1 --- O BOS F. Duffy P. Splittorff 0% 100% Popfly: SS
t8 0-9 2 --- O BOS J. Remy P. Splittorff 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-0, Red Sox' Tom Burgmeier facing 8-9-1
b8 9-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek T. Burgmeier -0% 100% Lineout: CF
b8 9-0 1 --- KCR F. White T. Burgmeier 0% 100% Walk
b8 9-0 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett T. Burgmeier -0% 100% Flyball: CF
b8 9-0 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae T. Burgmeier 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 9.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-9, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 2-3-4
t9 0-9 0 --- O BOS D. Evans P. Splittorff 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 0-9 1 --- BOS J. Rice P. Splittorff -0% 100% Single to CF
t9 0-9 1 1-- O BOS C. Yastrzemski P. Splittorff 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t9 0-9 2 1-- O BOS C. Fisk P. Splittorff 0% 100% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 9.

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