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@CAL
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@CLE
7
1
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@KCR
4
3
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@MIL
0
2
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@MIN
3
4
 
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7
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6
5
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@PIT
3
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@STL
1
5
Friday, August 18, 1978, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 40,112, Time of Game: 2:47
Rangers
4
60-59
 Won 1 
3rd, 4½ GB
at Royals
3
65-55
 Lost 2 
1st
W: Doc Medich (7-6)
L: Rich Gale (13-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         2  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    4  8  2
Royals          0  0  0   0  3  0   0  0  0    3  8  2

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Hargrove 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .259 .391 .359 .749 0.038 1.04 0.082 -0.044 0.3 15 1
Juan Beniquez CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .256 .287 .366 .653 -0.118 0.99 0.000 -0.118 -1.5 4 0
Jim Sundberg C 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .299 .382 .391 .774 -0.075 0.99 0.028 -0.103 -0.6 4 0 HBP,GDP
Al Oliver LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .310 .343 .476 .819 0.146 0.89 0.193 -0.047 1.2 2 0 GDP
Bobby Bonds RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .277 .349 .482 .831 0.055 0.84 0.116 -0.061 0.5 1 0 2B
Richie Zisk DH 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .250 .331 .407 .738 -0.001 0.92 0.048 -0.049 0.1
John Lowenstein 3B 2 0 2 1 2 0 4 .221 .354 .400 .754 0.065 1.22 0.149 -0.084 1.6 0 2 2B,CS
Toby Harrah SS 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .218 .346 .324 .670 -0.094 1.04 0.008 -0.102 -1.3 0 5 GDP
Bump Wills 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .230 .309 .319 .628 -0.011 0.85 0.076 -0.087 -0.6 0 2 SB,CS
Doc Medich P 1 6
Team Totals 32 4 8 2 3 2 36 .250 .333 .313 .646 0.005 0.98 0.700 -0.695 -0.3 27 16
2B: J Lowenstein (5, off R Gale); B Bonds (18, off R Gale).
HBP: J Sundberg (3, by R Gale).
TB: B Bonds 3; J Lowenstein 3; B Wills 2; J Sundberg; M Hargrove.
GIDP: T Harrah (6); J Sundberg (14); A Oliver (5).
RBI: T Harrah (35); J Lowenstein (19).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 17.
Fielding
E: D Medich (1); J Beniquez (6).
Baserunning
SB: B Wills (39, 2nd base off R Gale/D Porter).
CS: J Lowenstein (2, 2nd base by R Gale/D Porter); B Wills (6, 2nd base by S Mingori POCS).

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 1 0 0 5 .310 .361 .485 .845 -0.110 1.40 0.045 -0.154 -0.4 0 4
Hal McRae DH 4 1 2 0 0 2 4 .282 .336 .445 .781 0.080 0.98 0.121 -0.042 0.5 2B
Pete LaCock 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .306 .326 .447 .774 0.147 1.50 0.239 -0.092 1.4 13 2
Darrell Porter C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .274 .370 .426 .796 -0.143 1.48 0.021 -0.164 -0.7 1 1
Clint Hurdle LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .275 .360 .404 .764 0.001 1.59 0.119 -0.118 -0.6 1 0 2B
   Willie Wilson PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .303 .302 .605 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Al Cowens RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .277 .324 .413 .737 -0.160 1.64 0.000 -0.160 -0.9 1 0
Amos Otis CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .273 .364 .488 .852 -0.102 1.49 0.044 -0.146 -0.2 4 0 SB
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .275 .342 .342 .684 -0.075 0.94 0.000 -0.075 -0.7 6 4
   Steve Braun PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .248 .362 .386 .748 -0.086 3.41 0.000 -0.086 -0.2
U.L. Washington 2B 3 1 2 0 0 1 3 .267 .325 .295 .620 0.016 1.20 0.064 -0.048 0.6 0 4
   Tom Poquette PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .205 .250 .319 .569 -0.063 2.56 0.000 -0.063 -0.2
Rich Gale P 1 2
   Steve Mingori P 0 1
Team Totals 35 3 8 2 2 4 37 .229 .270 .286 .556 -0.495 1.46 0.653 -1.148 -1.3 27 18
2B: H McRae (29, off D Medich); C Hurdle (22, off D Medich).
TB: H McRae 3; U Washington 2; C Hurdle 2; D Porter; G Brett; P LaCock.
RBI: P LaCock (35); G Brett (48).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 3. F Patek-P LaCock 2; U Washington-F Patek-P LaCock.
PB: D Porter (6).
E: P LaCock (5); F Patek (25).
Baserunning
SB: A Otis (22, 2nd base off D Medich/J Sundberg).

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Doc Medich, W (7-6) 9 8 3 2 2 4 0 3.54 37 63 0.495 1.46 1.3
Team Totals 9 8 3 2 2 4 0 2.00 37 63 0.495 1.46 1.3

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rich Gale, L (13-5) 8.2 8 4 0 3 2 0 2.62 36 59 -0.022 0.98 0.1
Steve Mingori 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.68 0 1 0 0.017 0.61 0.2
Team Totals 9 8 4 0 3 2 0 0.00 36 59 1 0 -0.005 0.98 0.3
Balks: None.
WP: R Gale 2 (5).
HBP: R Gale (3; J Sundberg).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: S Mingori (1; B Wills, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Jim McKean, 2B - Vic Voltaggio, 3B - Lou DiMuro.
Time of Game: 2:47.
Attendance: 40,112.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 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 Darrell Porter C
5 Bobby Bonds RF 5 Clint Hurdle LF
6 Richie Zisk DH 6 Al Cowens RF
7 John Lowenstein 3B 7 Amos Otis CF
8 Toby Harrah SS 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Bump Wills 2B 9 U.L. Washington 2B
Doc Medich P Rich Gale P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-4 1 1-3 RR KCR P. LaCock D. Medich -23% 52% Single to CF; Brett Scores; McRae Scores/Adv on E8/No RBI/unER; LaCock to 3B
t1 0-0 1 12- RR TEX A. Oliver R. Gale 17% 71% Fielder's Choice 1B; Hargrove Scores/Adv on E3 (throw to 3B)/No RBI/unER; Sundberg Scores/No RBI/unER; Oliver to 2B
b8 3-4 1 --- KCR C. Hurdle D. Medich -12% 65% Double to RF
b8 3-4 2 --3 O KCR A. Otis D. Medich 11% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 4-3 1 12- OO TEX J. Sundberg R. Gale -9% 65% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B

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' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- TEX M. Hargrove R. Gale 4% 54% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- TEX J. Beniquez R. Gale 2% 56% Wild Pitch; Hargrove to 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O TEX J. Beniquez R. Gale -4% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 -2- TEX J. Sundberg R. Gale 2% 54% Single to SS; Hargrove stays at 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- RR TEX A. Oliver R. Gale 17% 71% Fielder's Choice 1B; Hargrove Scores/Adv on E3 (throw to 3B)/No RBI/unER; Sundberg Scores/No RBI/unER; Oliver to 2B
t1 2-0 1 -2- TEX B. Bonds R. Gale 2% 73% Wild Pitch; Oliver to 3B
t1 2-0 1 --3 O TEX B. Bonds R. Gale -5% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 2-0 2 --3 O TEX R. Zisk R. Gale -3% 66% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Medich 2% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Medich 2% 70% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-2 2 --- KCR P. LaCock D. Medich -1% 68% Walk
b1 0-2 2 1-- KCR D. Porter D. Medich -2% 66% Single to RF; LaCock to 2B
b1 0-2 2 12- O KCR C. Hurdle D. Medich 4% 71% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- TEX J. Lowenstein R. Gale 5% 75% Double to LF
t2 2-0 0 -2- O TEX T. Harrah R. Gale -1% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B; Lowenstein to 3B
t2 2-0 1 --3 O TEX B. Wills R. Gale -5% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 2-0 2 --3 O TEX M. Hargrove R. Gale -3% 67% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 6-7-8
b2 0-2 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens D. Medich 2% 69% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-2 1 --- KCR A. Otis D. Medich -3% 67% Walk
b2 0-2 1 1-- KCR F. Patek D. Medich -2% 65% Otis Steals 2B
b2 0-2 1 -2- O KCR F. Patek D. Medich 4% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-2 2 -2- KCR U. Washington D. Medich -2% 67% Single to LF; Otis to 3B
b2 0-2 2 1-3 O KCR G. Brett D. Medich 5% 72% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- O TEX J. Beniquez R. Gale -2% 70% Strikeout
t3 2-0 1 --- O TEX J. Sundberg R. Gale -1% 69% Flyball: LF
t3 2-0 2 --- O TEX A. Oliver R. Gale -1% 68% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 2-3-4
b3 0-2 0 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Medich 3% 71% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-2 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock D. Medich 2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- O KCR D. Porter D. Medich 1% 74% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- TEX B. Bonds R. Gale 5% 79% Single to SS; Bonds to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw to 1B)
t4 2-0 0 -2- TEX R. Zisk R. Gale 5% 83% Strikeout, Passed Ball; Bonds to 3B; Zisk to 1B
t4 2-0 0 1-3 R TEX J. Lowenstein R. Gale 6% 90% Single to LF; Bonds Scores/unER; Zisk to 3B; Lowenstein to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
t4 3-0 0 -23 RO TEX T. Harrah R. Gale 1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B; Zisk Scores/unER; Lowenstein to 3B
t4 4-0 1 --3 O TEX B. Wills R. Gale -2% 88% Flyball: CF
t4 4-0 2 --3 O TEX M. Hargrove R. Gale -2% 87% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 5-6-7
b4 0-4 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle D. Medich 2% 89% Flyball: LF
b4 0-4 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens D. Medich 1% 90% Groundout: P-1B
b4 0-4 2 --- O KCR A. Otis D. Medich 1% 90% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 2-3-4
t5 4-0 0 --- O TEX J. Beniquez R. Gale -1% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 4-0 1 --- TEX J. Sundberg R. Gale 1% 91% Hit By Pitch
t5 4-0 1 1-- OO TEX A. Oliver R. Gale -2% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 8-9-1
b5 0-4 0 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Medich 2% 91% Flyball: RF
b5 0-4 1 --- KCR U. Washington D. Medich -4% 86% Single to P; Washington to 3B/Adv on E1 (throw to 1B)
b5 0-4 1 --3 R KCR G. Brett D. Medich -4% 82% Single to CF; Washington Scores
b5 1-4 1 1-- KCR H. McRae D. Medich -7% 75% Single to RF; Brett to 3B
b5 1-4 1 1-3 RR KCR P. LaCock D. Medich -23% 52% Single to CF; Brett Scores; McRae Scores/Adv on E8/No RBI/unER; LaCock to 3B
b5 3-4 1 --3 O KCR D. Porter D. Medich 9% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 3-4 2 --3 O KCR C. Hurdle D. Medich 6% 67% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 4 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Rich Gale facing 5-6-7
t6 4-3 0 --- TEX B. Bonds R. Gale 7% 74% Double to CF
t6 4-3 0 -2- O TEX R. Zisk R. Gale -1% 73% Flyball: CF; Bonds to 3B
t6 4-3 1 --3 TEX J. Lowenstein R. Gale 2% 74% Walk
t6 4-3 1 1-3 O TEX T. Harrah R. Gale -8% 66% Lowenstein Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t6 4-3 2 --3 O TEX T. Harrah R. Gale -4% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 6-7-8
b6 3-4 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens D. Medich 4% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 3-4 1 --- O KCR A. Otis D. Medich 3% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 3-4 2 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Medich 2% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Rich Gale facing 9-1-2
t7 4-3 0 --- TEX B. Wills R. Gale 4% 74% Single to 3B/Bunt
t7 4-3 0 1-- TEX M. Hargrove R. Gale 3% 77% Wills Steals 2B
t7 4-3 0 -2- TEX M. Hargrove R. Gale 2% 79% Walk
t7 4-3 0 12- O TEX J. Beniquez R. Gale -5% 74% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 3B; Hargrove to 2B
t7 4-3 1 12- OO TEX J. Sundberg R. Gale -9% 65% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 9-1-2
b7 3-4 0 --- O KCR U. Washington D. Medich 5% 70% Strikeout
b7 3-4 1 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Medich 3% 73% Groundout: P-1B
b7 3-4 2 --- KCR H. McRae D. Medich -5% 68% Double to LF
b7 3-4 2 -2- O KCR P. LaCock D. Medich 7% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Rich Gale facing 4-5-6
t8 4-3 0 --- O TEX A. Oliver R. Gale -2% 73% Flyball: RF
t8 4-3 1 --- O TEX B. Bonds R. Gale -2% 72% Foul Popfly: 1B
t8 4-3 2 --- O TEX R. Zisk R. Gale -1% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 4-5-6
b8 3-4 0 --- O KCR D. Porter D. Medich 6% 77% Flyball: CF
b8 3-4 1 --- KCR C. Hurdle D. Medich -12% 65% Double to RF
Willie Wilson pinch runs for Clint Hurdle (LF) batting 5th
b8 3-4 1 -2- O KCR A. Cowens D. Medich 8% 73% Groundout: P-1B; Wilson to 3B
b8 3-4 2 --3 O KCR A. Otis D. Medich 11% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Rich Gale facing 7-8-9
Willie Wilson moves from PR to LF
t9 4-3 0 --- TEX J. Lowenstein R. Gale 2% 87% Walk
t9 4-3 0 1-- OO TEX T. Harrah R. Gale -5% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
t9 4-3 2 --- TEX B. Wills R. Gale 1% 82% Single to C/Bunt
Steve Mingori replaces Rich Gale pitching
t9 4-3 2 1-- O TEX M. Hargrove S. Mingori -2% 81% Wills Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 8-9-1
Steve Braun pinch hits for Freddie Patek (SS) batting 8th
b9 3-4 0 --- O KCR S. Braun D. Medich 9% 89% Groundout: 1B-P
Tom Poquette pinch hits for U.L. Washington (2B) batting 9th
b9 3-4 1 --- O KCR T. Poquette D. Medich 6% 96% Groundout: P-1B
b9 3-4 2 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Medich 4% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Royals 3.

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