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OAK
@CHW
7
4
BAL
@DET
7
3
SEA
@KCR
1
3
CAL
@MIL
3
6
TOR
@MIN
3
6
CLE
@NYY
0
11
CLE
@NYY
17
5
BOS
@TEX
1
3
NYM
@HOU
3
8
PIT
@SDP
3
6
Thursday, July 27, 1978, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 26,712, Time of Game: 2:27
Mariners
1
36-66
 Lost 2 
7th, 22 GB
at Royals
3
56-42
 Won 2 
1st
W: Larry Gura (8-2)
L: Paul Mitchell (5-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Mariners        1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  8  1
Royals          0  0  1   1  0  0   1  0  X    3  7  1

Seattle Mariners

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Julio Cruz 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .256 .349 .301 .650 -0.053 1.08 0.036 -0.089 -0.3 0 5
Craig Reynolds SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .295 .332 .372 .704 0.047 1.08 0.091 -0.044 0.6 1 1
   Bob Robertson PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .220 .328 .422 .750 0.044 0.94 0.044 0.000 0.3
   Larry Milbourne PR-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .325 .396 .721 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Tom Paciorek LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .339 .373 .509 .882 0.023 1.20 0.098 -0.075 0.6 3 0
Leon Roberts RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .300 .372 .541 .913 -0.094 1.08 0.022 -0.116 -0.8 3 0 2B
Ruppert Jones CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .333 .331 .664 -0.052 1.25 0.074 -0.126 -0.9 5 0
Bill Stein 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .252 .314 .358 .672 -0.229 1.59 0.000 -0.229 -1.7 2 1 GDP
Dan Meyer 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .204 .236 .305 .541 -0.094 0.94 0.000 -0.094 -0.7 8 1
Juan Bernhardt DH 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .275 .308 .392 .699 0.007 0.78 0.038 -0.030 0.2
Bill Plummer C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .228 .302 .333 .635 -0.074 0.96 0.000 -0.074 -0.6 1 0
Paul Mitchell P 1 0
   Tom House P 0 0
   Enrique Romo P 0 0
Team Totals 34 1 8 1 0 4 34 .235 .235 .265 .500 -0.475 1.12 0.403 -0.877 -3.3 24 8
2B: L Roberts (9, off L Gura).
TB: L Roberts 2; J Bernhardt 2; J Cruz; T Paciorek; R Jones; B Robertson; C Reynolds.
GIDP: B Stein (8).
RBI: T Paciorek (14).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Cruz-C Reynolds-D Meyer.
E: D Meyer (8).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Steve Braun 3B 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .246 .345 .398 .744 0.106 1.15 0.134 -0.027 0.9 3 0
   Jerry Terrell 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .234 .203 .438 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Hal McRae DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .270 .324 .433 .757 -0.014 1.04 0.098 -0.111 -0.1 GDP
Pete LaCock 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .308 .322 .486 .809 -0.071 0.89 0.012 -0.083 -0.5 6 0
Amos Otis CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .273 .363 .502 .864 -0.035 0.85 0.040 -0.075 -0.5 2 0 2B
Darrell Porter C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .280 .380 .439 .820 -0.003 0.72 0.028 -0.031 -0.1 6 1
Clint Hurdle LF-RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .266 .353 .401 .753 0.099 0.89 0.155 -0.056 0.7 2 0 2B
Tom Poquette RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .222 .266 .345 .611 -0.043 1.05 0.008 -0.051 -0.4 4 0
   Willie Wilson LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .230 .306 .304 .610 -0.007 0.30 0.000 -0.007 -0.3 0 0
Freddie Patek SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .278 .340 .351 .690 0.011 1.08 0.075 -0.064 -0.3 1 2 SB
Frank White 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .277 .325 .382 .708 -0.019 0.97 0.020 -0.038 -0.1 3 2
Larry Gura P 0 2
Team Totals 31 3 7 3 4 1 35 .226 .314 .290 .605 0.024 0.95 0.570 -0.543 -0.8 27 7
2B: C Hurdle (18, off P Mitchell); A Otis (19, off P Mitchell).
TB: C Hurdle 2; A Otis 2; D Porter; S Braun; H McRae; F White; P LaCock.
GIDP: H McRae (12).
RBI: S Braun (24); C Hurdle (42); H McRae (46).
2-out RBI: C Hurdle; H McRae.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Patek-F White-P LaCock.
E: C Hurdle (9).
Baserunning
SB: F Patek (29, 2nd base off P Mitchell/B Plummer).

Seattle Mariners

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Mitchell, L (5-11) 6.2 6 3 3 4 0 0 3.87 29 46 -0.048 1.06 0.1
Tom House 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.17 1 1 0 -0.012 0.37 -0.3
Enrique Romo 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.95 5 2 0 0.035 0.34 1.0
Team Totals 8 7 3 3 4 1 0 3.38 35 46 3 0 -0.025 0.95 0.8
T House faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura, W (8-2) 9 8 1 1 0 4 0 2.68 34 71 0.475 1.12 3.3
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 0 4 0 1.00 34 71 0.475 1.12 3.3
Balks: None.
WP: P Mitchell (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Evans, 1B - Durwood Merrill, 2B - Marty Springstead, 3B - Larry Barnett.
Time of Game: 2:27.
Attendance: 26,712.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Seattle Mariners         Kansas City Royals
1 Julio Cruz 2B 1 Steve Braun 3B
2 Craig Reynolds SS 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Tom Paciorek LF 3 Pete LaCock 1B
4 Leon Roberts RF 4 Amos Otis CF
5 Ruppert Jones CF 5 Darrell Porter C
6 Bill Stein 3B 6 Clint Hurdle LF
7 Dan Meyer 1B 7 Tom Poquette RF
8 Juan Bernhardt DH 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Bill Plummer C 9 Frank White 2B
Paul Mitchell P Larry Gura P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 1-1 2 1-- R KCR C. Hurdle P. Mitchell 15% 68% Double to LF; Porter Scores
t9 1-3 0 1-- OO SEA B. Stein L. Gura 13% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 R SEA T. Paciorek L. Gura -10% 28% Single to LF; Cruz Scores; Reynolds to 3B; Paciorek to 2B/Adv on E7
b7 2-1 2 -2- R KCR H. McRae P. Mitchell 10% 88% Single to LF; White Scores
t1 0-0 0 1-- SEA C. Reynolds L. Gura -9% 37% Single to RF; Cruz to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Mariners Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- SEA J. Cruz L. Gura -4% 46% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- SEA C. Reynolds L. Gura -9% 37% Single to RF; Cruz to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 R SEA T. Paciorek L. Gura -10% 28% Single to LF; Cruz Scores; Reynolds to 3B; Paciorek to 2B/Adv on E7
t1 1-0 0 -23 O SEA L. Roberts L. Gura 5% 32% Foul Popfly: C
t1 1-0 1 -23 O SEA R. Jones L. Gura 7% 39% Popfly: 3B
t1 1-0 2 -23 O SEA B. Stein L. Gura 5% 44% Foul Popfly: C
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Mariners' Paul Mitchell facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- KCR S. Braun P. Mitchell 4% 48% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- KCR H. McRae P. Mitchell 3% 51% Wild Pitch; Braun to 2B
b1 0-1 0 -2- O KCR H. McRae P. Mitchell -4% 46% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 1 -2- O KCR P. LaCock P. Mitchell -4% 43% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 2 -2- O KCR A. Otis P. Mitchell -3% 39% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Mariners Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- O SEA D. Meyer L. Gura 2% 41% Popfly: 2B
t2 1-0 1 --- SEA J. Bernhardt L. Gura -2% 39% Single to LF
t2 1-0 1 1-- O SEA B. Plummer L. Gura 3% 42% Flyball: RF
t2 1-0 2 1-- O SEA J. Cruz L. Gura 2% 44% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Mariners' Paul Mitchell facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- O KCR D. Porter P. Mitchell -3% 41% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 0-1 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle P. Mitchell -2% 39% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 0-1 2 --- O KCR T. Poquette P. Mitchell -1% 38% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Mariners Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 2-3-4
t3 1-0 0 --- O SEA C. Reynolds L. Gura 2% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- O SEA T. Paciorek L. Gura 2% 42% Flyball: RF
t3 1-0 2 --- SEA L. Roberts L. Gura -2% 40% Double to LF
t3 1-0 2 -2- O SEA R. Jones L. Gura 3% 43% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Mariners' Paul Mitchell facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- KCR F. Patek P. Mitchell 4% 47% Walk
b3 0-1 0 1-- KCR F. White P. Mitchell 3% 50% Patek Steals 2B
b3 0-1 0 -2- O KCR F. White P. Mitchell -2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B; Patek to 3B
b3 0-1 1 --3 R KCR S. Braun P. Mitchell 7% 56% Single to LF; Patek Scores
b3 1-1 1 1-- OO KCR H. McRae P. Mitchell -6% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Mariners Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 6-7-8
t4 1-1 0 --- O SEA B. Stein L. Gura 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t4 1-1 1 --- O SEA D. Meyer L. Gura 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-1 2 --- SEA J. Bernhardt L. Gura -2% 53% Single to LF
t4 1-1 2 1-- O SEA B. Plummer L. Gura 3% 56% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Mariners' Paul Mitchell facing 3-4-5
b4 1-1 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock P. Mitchell -3% 53% Lineout: 3B
b4 1-1 1 --- O KCR A. Otis P. Mitchell -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-1 2 --- KCR D. Porter P. Mitchell 1% 53% Single to RF
b4 1-1 2 1-- R KCR C. Hurdle P. Mitchell 15% 68% Double to LF; Porter Scores
b4 2-1 2 -2- KCR T. Poquette P. Mitchell 1% 68% Walk
b4 2-1 2 12- O KCR F. Patek P. Mitchell -4% 64% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Mariners Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
t5 1-2 0 --- O SEA J. Cruz L. Gura 3% 68% Flyball: CF
t5 1-2 1 --- O SEA C. Reynolds L. Gura 2% 70% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-2 2 --- O SEA T. Paciorek L. Gura 1% 71% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Mariners' Paul Mitchell facing 9-1-2
b5 2-1 0 --- O KCR F. White P. Mitchell -2% 69% Flyball: RF
b5 2-1 1 --- O KCR S. Braun P. Mitchell -1% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-1 2 --- O KCR H. McRae P. Mitchell -1% 67% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Mariners Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
t6 1-2 0 --- O SEA L. Roberts L. Gura 4% 70% Popfly: 3B
t6 1-2 1 --- O SEA R. Jones L. Gura 3% 73% Popfly: 3B
t6 1-2 2 --- O SEA B. Stein L. Gura 2% 75% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Mariners' Paul Mitchell facing 3-4-5
b6 2-1 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock P. Mitchell -2% 73% Foul Popfly: 3B
b6 2-1 1 --- KCR A. Otis P. Mitchell 4% 77% Double to LF
b6 2-1 1 -2- KCR D. Porter P. Mitchell 1% 78% Walk
b6 2-1 1 12- O KCR C. Hurdle P. Mitchell -4% 74% Flyball: LF
b6 2-1 2 12- O KCR T. Poquette P. Mitchell -4% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Mariners Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 7-8-9
t7 1-2 0 --- O SEA D. Meyer L. Gura 4% 74% Groundout: P-1B
t7 1-2 1 --- O SEA J. Bernhardt L. Gura 3% 77% Flyball: RF
t7 1-2 2 --- O SEA B. Plummer L. Gura 2% 79% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Mariners' Paul Mitchell facing 8-9-1
b7 2-1 0 --- O KCR F. Patek P. Mitchell -2% 78% Flyball: RF
b7 2-1 1 --- KCR F. White P. Mitchell 2% 80% Single to LF
b7 2-1 1 1-- O KCR S. Braun P. Mitchell -1% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B; White to 2B
b7 2-1 2 -2- R KCR H. McRae P. Mitchell 10% 88% Single to LF; White Scores
Tom House replaces Paul Mitchell pitching
b7 3-1 2 1-- KCR P. LaCock T. House 1% 89% Single to CF; McRae to 3B
Enrique Romo replaces Tom House pitching
b7 3-1 2 1-3 O KCR A. Otis E. Romo -2% 87% Flyball: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Mariners Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
Jerry Terrell replaces Steve Braun playing 3B batting 1st
Willie Wilson replaces Tom Poquette (RF) playing LF batting 7th
Clint Hurdle moves from LF to RF
t8 1-3 0 --- O SEA J. Cruz L. Gura 4% 91% Flyball: RF
Bob Robertson pinch hits for Craig Reynolds (SS) batting 2nd
t8 1-3 1 --- SEA B. Robertson L. Gura -4% 86% Single to LF
Larry Milbourne pinch runs for Bob Robertson (PH) batting 2nd
t8 1-3 1 1-- O SEA T. Paciorek L. Gura 5% 91% Strikeout
t8 1-3 2 1-- O SEA L. Roberts L. Gura 3% 94% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Mariners' Enrique Romo facing 5-6-7
Larry Milbourne moves from PR to SS
b8 3-1 0 --- O KCR D. Porter E. Romo -1% 94% Flyball: CF
b8 3-1 1 --- KCR C. Hurdle E. Romo 1% 94% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
b8 3-1 1 1-- O KCR W. Wilson E. Romo -1% 94% Strikeout
b8 3-1 2 1-- O KCR F. Patek E. Romo -1% 93% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Mariners Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Larry Gura facing 5-6-7
t9 1-3 0 --- SEA R. Jones L. Gura -7% 86% Single to RF
t9 1-3 0 1-- OO SEA B. Stein L. Gura 13% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t9 1-3 2 --- O SEA D. Meyer L. Gura 1% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Mariners 1, Royals 3.

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