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MIN
@CAL
3
4
CHW
@DET
0
8
TOR
@KCR
5
12
BOS
@MIL
4
0
BAL
@NYY
0
3
SEA
@OAK
3
4
SEA
@OAK
3
4
CLE
@TEX
2
3
HOU
@ATL
2
3
MON
@CHC
2
1
MON
@CHC
3
4
SDP
@CIN
1
3
PHI
@PIT
3
2
PHI
@PIT
5
0
LAD
@SFG
5
1
NYM
@STL
1
3
Sunday, August 6, 1978, 1:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 35,404, Time of Game: 2:22
Blue Jays
5
40-69
 Lost 2 
7th, 29 GB
at Royals
12
60-47
 Won 2 
1st
W: Rich Gale (13-3)
L: Balor Moore (5-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Blue Jays       1  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  3    5 13  0
Royals          4  2  0   1  1  0   4  0  X   12 12  2

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Upshaw CF 2 2 0 0 3 0 5 .249 .313 .331 .645 0.020 0.44 0.045 -0.024 0.8 3 0
Bob Bailor RF 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .262 .307 .335 .642 -0.020 0.51 0.014 -0.034 0.3 3 0
Roy Howell 3B 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .280 .328 .380 .708 0.072 0.47 0.099 -0.028 -0.8 1 1 GDP
Rico Carty DH 5 1 1 2 0 0 5 .281 .341 .457 .798 -0.044 0.35 0.000 -0.044 0.8 HR
John Mayberry 1B 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .257 .344 .445 .789 -0.004 0.35 0.030 -0.033 0.9 7 1 HR
Al Woods LF 5 0 3 0 0 0 5 .241 .264 .313 .578 0.021 0.37 0.041 -0.020 0.5 1 0
Alan Ashby C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .261 .330 .422 .752 -0.041 0.58 0.000 -0.041 -0.3 4 0
Dave McKay 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .236 .255 .342 .597 -0.036 0.41 0.005 -0.041 -1.5 0 3 GDP
Luis Gomez SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .220 .288 .259 .547 -0.023 0.40 0.013 -0.036 0.0 4 2
Balor Moore P 0 2
   Joe Coleman P 1 0
Team Totals 38 5 13 4 4 2 42 .342 .405 .500 .905 -0.055 0.43 0.247 -0.301 0.7 24 9
HR: J Mayberry (18, off R Gale, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); R Carty (17, off S Mingori, 9th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: J Mayberry 5; R Carty 4; A Woods 3; L Gomez 2; B Bailor 2; A Ashby; R Howell; D McKay.
GIDP: D McKay (10); R Howell (11).
RBI: R Carty 2 (62); R Howell (55); J Mayberry (55).
2-out RBI: R Carty 2.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 4 for 11.

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
U.L. Washington SS 5 1 0 0 0 1 5 .267 .333 .317 .650 -0.051 0.35 0.000 -0.051 -1.4 5 1
Joe Zdeb LF 4 3 2 0 1 1 5 .277 .299 .356 .656 0.049 0.25 0.050 -0.001 0.8 0 0 3B
Hal McRae DH 4 2 3 3 0 0 5 .280 .335 .435 .770 0.171 0.48 0.171 0.000 2.9 2B,SF
Amos Otis CF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .272 .365 .488 .853 0.025 0.59 0.036 -0.010 -0.4 2 0
   Willie Wilson CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .227 .302 .301 .603 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1 1 0
Al Cowens RF 4 3 3 4 0 0 4 .267 .323 .396 .719 0.255 0.77 0.260 -0.005 3.5 5 0 HR,2B
John Wathan C 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .279 .299 .360 .660 -0.009 0.14 0.003 -0.012 0.5 2 0
Pete LaCock 1B 3 1 2 2 0 1 4 .314 .324 .471 .795 0.001 0.05 0.007 -0.006 1.7 8 1 SF
Jamie Quirk 3B 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .222 .417 .333 .750 0.021 0.15 0.022 -0.001 -0.3 0 3
Jerry Terrell 2B 3 0 1 2 0 0 4 .181 .216 .193 .409 -0.017 0.28 0.001 -0.017 0.9 4 6 SH
Rich Gale P 0 1
   Steve Mingori P 0 0
Team Totals 33 12 12 12 4 4 40 .364 .410 .576 .986 0.445 0.33 0.550 -0.103 8.2 27 12
2B: H McRae (25, off B Moore); A Cowens (14, off B Moore).
3B: J Zdeb (3, off B Moore).
HR: A Cowens (3, off B Moore, 1st inn, 3 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: H McRae (8, off B Moore); P LaCock (3, off J Coleman).
SH: J Terrell (5, off B Moore).
TB: A Cowens 7; J Zdeb 4; H McRae 4; P LaCock 2; J Wathan; J Terrell.
RBI: A Cowens 4 (39); H McRae 3 (50); P LaCock 2 (32); J Terrell 2 (6); J Wathan (16).
2-out RBI: H McRae 2; J Terrell 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 5 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Terrell-U Washington-P LaCock; J Quirk-J Terrell-P LaCock.
E: U Washington (7); J Zdeb (3).

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Balor Moore, L (5-3) 4 7 8 8 4 1 1 4.50 23 13 -0.441 0.57 -5.7
Joe Coleman 4 5 4 4 0 3 0 3.18 17 1 1 -0.005 0.01 -2.5
Team Totals 8 12 12 12 4 4 1 13.50 40 13 1 1 -0.446 0.33 -8.2
B Moore faced 1 batter in the 5th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rich Gale, W (13-3) 6 8 2 2 1 2 1 2.59 27 49 0.045 0.62 0.9
Steve Mingori 3 5 3 3 3 0 1 2.38 15 0 0 0.009 0.07 -1.6
Team Totals 9 13 5 5 4 2 2 5.00 42 49 0 0 0.054 0.43 -0.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Durwood Merrill, 1B - Marty Springstead, 2B - Rich Garcia, 3B - Jim Evans.
Time of Game: 2:22.
Attendance: 35,404.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 79° F.

Starting Lineups

Toronto Blue Jays         Kansas City Royals
1 Willie Upshaw CF 1 U.L. Washington SS
2 Bob Bailor RF 2 Joe Zdeb LF
3 Roy Howell 3B 3 Hal McRae DH
4 Rico Carty DH 4 Amos Otis CF
5 John Mayberry 1B 5 Al Cowens RF
6 Al Woods LF 6 John Wathan C
7 Alan Ashby C 7 Pete LaCock 1B
8 Dave McKay 2B 8 Jamie Quirk 3B
9 Luis Gomez SS 9 Jerry Terrell 2B
Balor Moore P Rich Gale P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-1 1 123 RRRR KCR A. Cowens B. Moore 25% 80% Home Run; Zdeb Scores; McRae Scores; Otis Scores
t1 0-0 1 -2- R TOR R. Howell R. Gale -10% 38% Single to LF; Upshaw Scores; Howell to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b2 4-1 2 12- RR KCR H. McRae B. Moore 10% 92% Double to LF; Washington Scores; Zdeb Scores
b1 0-1 1 1-- KCR H. McRae B. Moore 7% 51% Single to LF; Zdeb to 3B
t1 0-0 0 --- TOR W. Upshaw R. Gale -4% 46% Walk

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- TOR W. Upshaw R. Gale -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O TOR B. Bailor R. Gale 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B; Upshaw to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- R TOR R. Howell R. Gale -10% 38% Single to LF; Upshaw Scores; Howell to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t1 1-0 1 -2- O TOR R. Carty R. Gale 3% 41% Flyball: RF; Howell to 3B
t1 1-0 2 --3 O TOR J. Mayberry R. Gale 3% 44% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Balor Moore facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O KCR U. Washington B. Moore -2% 42% Flyball: RF
b1 0-1 1 --- KCR J. Zdeb B. Moore 3% 44% Walk
b1 0-1 1 1-- KCR H. McRae B. Moore 7% 51% Single to LF; Zdeb to 3B
b1 0-1 1 1-3 KCR A. Otis B. Moore 4% 55% Walk; McRae to 2B
b1 0-1 1 123 RRRR KCR A. Cowens B. Moore 25% 80% Home Run; Zdeb Scores; McRae Scores; Otis Scores
b1 4-1 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan B. Moore -1% 79% Groundout: P-1B
b1 4-1 2 --- O KCR P. LaCock B. Moore -1% 79% Strikeout
4 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 4.
Top of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Rich Gale facing 6-7-8
t2 1-4 0 --- TOR A. Woods R. Gale -3% 75% Single to CF
t2 1-4 0 1-- O TOR A. Ashby R. Gale 2% 77% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Ashby to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw to 1B)
t2 1-4 1 -2- O TOR D. McKay R. Gale 3% 80% Strikeout Looking
t2 1-4 2 -2- O TOR L. Gomez R. Gale 3% 83% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Blue Jays' Balor Moore facing 8-9-1
b2 4-1 0 --- KCR J. Quirk B. Moore 2% 85% Walk
b2 4-1 0 1-- O KCR J. Terrell B. Moore -1% 84% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Quirk to 2B
b2 4-1 1 -2- O KCR U. Washington B. Moore -2% 82% Fielder's Choice SS; Quirk out at 3B/SS-3B
b2 4-1 2 1-- KCR J. Zdeb B. Moore 1% 83% Single to CF; Washington to 2B
b2 4-1 2 12- RR KCR H. McRae B. Moore 10% 92% Double to LF; Washington Scores; Zdeb Scores
b2 6-1 2 -2- O KCR A. Otis B. Moore -1% 91% Lineout: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 6.
Top of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
t3 1-6 0 --- O TOR W. Upshaw R. Gale 1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-6 1 --- TOR B. Bailor R. Gale -1% 91% Single to LF
t3 1-6 1 1-- O TOR R. Howell R. Gale 2% 93% Strikeout
t3 1-6 2 1-- O TOR R. Carty R. Gale 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Blue Jays' Balor Moore facing 5-6-7
b3 6-1 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens B. Moore -0% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 6-1 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan B. Moore -0% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 6-1 2 --- KCR P. LaCock B. Moore 0% 93% Single to LF
b3 6-1 2 1-- KCR J. Quirk B. Moore 0% 94% Walk; LaCock to 2B
b3 6-1 2 12- O KCR J. Terrell B. Moore -1% 93% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 6.
Top of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-6, Royals' Rich Gale facing 5-6-7
t4 1-6 0 --- TOR J. Mayberry R. Gale -2% 91% Single to CF
t4 1-6 0 1-- O TOR A. Woods R. Gale 2% 93% Popfly: SS
t4 1-6 1 1-- O TOR A. Ashby R. Gale 1% 94% Flyball: CF
t4 1-6 2 1-- O TOR D. McKay R. Gale 1% 95% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Blue Jays' Balor Moore facing 1-2-3
b4 6-1 0 --- O KCR U. Washington B. Moore -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 6-1 1 --- KCR J. Zdeb B. Moore 1% 96% Triple to RF
b4 6-1 1 --3 RO KCR H. McRae B. Moore 1% 97% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Zdeb Scores
b4 7-1 2 --- O KCR A. Otis B. Moore -0% 97% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 7.
Top of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-7, Royals' Rich Gale facing 9-1-2
t5 1-7 0 --- TOR L. Gomez R. Gale -1% 95% Single to RF
t5 1-7 0 1-- O TOR W. Upshaw R. Gale 1% 97% Flyball: RF
t5 1-7 1 1-- O TOR B. Bailor R. Gale 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t5 1-7 2 1-- O TOR R. Howell R. Gale 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-1, Blue Jays' Balor Moore facing 5-6-7
b5 7-1 0 --- KCR A. Cowens B. Moore 0% 99% Double to LF
Joe Coleman replaces Balor Moore pitching
b5 7-1 0 -2- O KCR J. Wathan J. Coleman -0% 98% Flyball: RF; Cowens to 3B
b5 7-1 1 --3 RO KCR P. LaCock J. Coleman 0% 99% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Cowens Scores
b5 8-1 2 --- O KCR J. Quirk J. Coleman -0% 99% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Royals 8.
Top of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-8, Royals' Rich Gale facing 4-5-6
t6 1-8 0 --- O TOR R. Carty R. Gale 0% 99% Flyball: RF
t6 1-8 1 --- R TOR J. Mayberry R. Gale -1% 98% Home Run
t6 2-8 1 --- TOR A. Woods R. Gale -1% 98% Single to RF
t6 2-8 1 1-- O TOR A. Ashby R. Gale 1% 98% Flyball: RF
t6 2-8 2 1-- TOR D. McKay R. Gale -1% 98% Single to CF; Woods to 2B
t6 2-8 2 12- O TOR L. Gomez R. Gale 1% 99% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Royals 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-2, Blue Jays' Joe Coleman facing 9-1-2
b6 8-2 0 --- O KCR J. Terrell J. Coleman -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 8-2 1 --- O KCR U. Washington J. Coleman -0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
b6 8-2 2 --- O KCR J. Zdeb J. Coleman -0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Royals 8.
Top of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-8, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 1-2-3
Steve Mingori replaces Rich Gale pitching
t7 2-8 0 --- TOR W. Upshaw S. Mingori -1% 98% Walk
t7 2-8 0 1-- O TOR B. Bailor S. Mingori 1% 99% Popfly: 2B
t7 2-8 1 1-- O TOR R. Howell S. Mingori 1% 99% Flyball: CF
t7 2-8 2 1-- O TOR R. Carty S. Mingori 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Royals 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-2, Blue Jays' Joe Coleman facing 3-4-5
b7 8-2 0 --- KCR H. McRae J. Coleman 0% 99% Single to CF
b7 8-2 0 1-- O KCR A. Otis J. Coleman -0% 99% Lineout: SS
b7 8-2 1 1-- KCR A. Cowens J. Coleman 0% 99% Single to CF; McRae to 2B
b7 8-2 1 12- R KCR J. Wathan J. Coleman 0% 100% Single to LF; McRae Scores; Cowens to 2B
b7 9-2 1 12- R KCR P. LaCock J. Coleman 0% 100% Single to CF; Cowens Scores; Wathan to 3B; LaCock to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b7 10-2 1 -23 O KCR J. Quirk J. Coleman -0% 100% Popfly: SS
b7 10-2 2 -23 RR KCR J. Terrell J. Coleman 0% 100% Single to CF; Wathan Scores; LaCock Scores; Terrell to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b7 12-2 2 -2- O KCR U. Washington J. Coleman 0% 100% Strikeout
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Royals 12.
Top of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-12, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 5-6-7
Willie Wilson replaces Amos Otis playing CF batting 4th
t8 2-12 0 --- O TOR J. Mayberry S. Mingori 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t8 2-12 1 --- TOR A. Woods S. Mingori -0% 100% Single to LF; Woods to 2B/Adv on E7
t8 2-12 1 -2- TOR A. Ashby S. Mingori -0% 100% Single to LF; Woods to 3B
t8 2-12 1 1-3 OO TOR D. McKay S. Mingori 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Royals 12.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 12-2, Blue Jays' Joe Coleman facing 2-3-4
b8 12-2 0 --- O KCR J. Zdeb J. Coleman 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b8 12-2 1 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Coleman -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 12-2 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Coleman 0% 100% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Royals 12.
Top of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-12, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 9-1-2
t9 2-12 0 --- TOR L. Gomez S. Mingori 0% 100% Single to LF
t9 2-12 0 1-- TOR W. Upshaw S. Mingori -0% 100% Walk; Gomez to 2B
t9 2-12 0 12- TOR B. Bailor S. Mingori -0% 100% Single to LF; Gomez to 3B; Upshaw to 2B
t9 2-12 0 123 ROO TOR R. Howell S. Mingori 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Gomez Scores; Upshaw to 3B
t9 3-12 2 --3 RR TOR R. Carty S. Mingori 0% 100% Home Run; Upshaw Scores
t9 5-12 2 --- TOR J. Mayberry S. Mingori -0% 100% Walk
t9 5-12 2 1-- O TOR A. Woods S. Mingori 0% 100% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Royals 12.

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