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@CAL
3
4
CHW
@CLE
2
1
TEX
@KCR
0
3
DET
@MIL
6
4
TOR
@MIN
0
5
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@OAK
4
8
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@SEA
1
4
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@CHC
9
7
 
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@MON
3
2
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@NYM
4
8
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@PHI
0
3
HOU
@PIT
2
4
ATL
@STL
3
0
Saturday, August 19, 1978, 1:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 37,604, Time of Game: 2:00
Rangers
0
60-60
 Lost 1 
3rd, 5½ GB
at Royals
3
66-55
 Won 1 
1st
W: Dennis Leonard (14-14)
L: Fergie Jenkins (11-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  6  0
Royals          0  0  0   2  0  0   0  1  X    3  7  0

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 0 1 0 1 0 4 .259 .392 .358 .750 0.031 0.84 0.069 -0.038 0.3 8 1
Bump Wills 2B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .228 .309 .316 .625 -0.058 1.45 0.055 -0.113 -0.3 1 1
Juan Beniquez CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .256 .287 .365 .652 0.009 1.13 0.074 -0.065 0.4 3 0
   Mike Jorgensen CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .122 .327 .122 .449 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Al Oliver DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .309 .343 .476 .818 -0.085 1.15 0.029 -0.114 -0.9 2B
Bobby Bonds RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .277 .349 .480 .828 -0.118 1.33 0.017 -0.135 -1.1 4 0
Richie Zisk LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .330 .405 .735 -0.067 1.29 0.036 -0.103 -0.8 2 0
Jim Sundberg C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .296 .379 .387 .766 -0.127 1.21 0.000 -0.127 -1.1 3 0
Toby Harrah 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .218 .345 .323 .668 -0.020 0.72 0.032 -0.053 -0.2 0 2
Bert Campaneris SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .192 .250 .246 .496 -0.068 0.94 0.000 -0.068 -0.5 0 2
Fergie Jenkins P 1 1
Team Totals 33 0 6 0 2 7 35 .182 .229 .212 .441 -0.503 1.12 0.312 -0.816 -4.3 24 7
2B: A Oliver (24, off D Leonard).
TB: A Oliver 2; R Zisk; J Beniquez; T Harrah; B Bonds; M Hargrove.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 7.

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 0 0 0 0 0 4 .306 .357 .479 .836 -0.076 0.77 0.000 -0.076 -1.2 1 4
Hal McRae DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .279 .333 .442 .775 -0.045 0.45 0.000 -0.045 -0.7
Pete LaCock 1B 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 .311 .333 .455 .788 0.057 0.50 0.066 -0.009 0.8 10 0 2B
Darrell Porter C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .273 .369 .424 .793 -0.042 0.78 0.026 -0.068 0.2 9 0
Clint Hurdle LF 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .276 .361 .412 .773 0.241 0.71 0.254 -0.013 1.6 0 0 HR
   Willie Wilson 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 1 0 0 1 4 .277 .323 .411 .734 -0.038 0.59 0.010 -0.048 -0.5 2 0
Amos Otis CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .271 .361 .484 .845 -0.049 0.67 0.000 -0.049 -0.7 3 0
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .276 .342 .342 .684 -0.029 0.59 0.008 -0.038 -0.2 1 1
U.L. Washington 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .269 .325 .296 .621 -0.024 0.72 0.011 -0.035 -0.1 1 3
Dennis Leonard P 0 1
Team Totals 31 3 7 3 2 3 33 .226 .273 .355 .628 -0.005 0.64 0.375 -0.381 -0.8 27 9
2B: P LaCock (13, off F Jenkins).
HR: C Hurdle (6, off F Jenkins, 4th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: C Hurdle 4; P LaCock 3; F Patek; A Cowens; U Washington; D Porter.
RBI: C Hurdle 2 (53); D Porter (53).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 3.

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Fergie Jenkins, L (11-8) 8 7 3 3 2 3 1 3.41 33 57 0.003 0.64 0.8
Team Totals 8 7 3 3 2 3 1 3.38 33 57 0.003 0.64 0.8

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, W (14-14) 9 6 0 0 2 7 0 3.58 35 80 0.503 1.12 4.3
Team Totals 9 6 0 0 2 7 0 0.00 35 80 0.503 1.12 4.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim McKean, 1B - Vic Voltaggio, 2B - Lou DiMuro, 3B - Larry Barnett.
Time of Game: 2:00.
Attendance: 37,604.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

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

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-0 1 1-- RR KCR C. Hurdle F. Jenkins 22% 78% Home Run; LaCock Scores
t1 0-0 1 123 O TEX B. Bonds D. Leonard 7% 48% Foul Popfly: 1B
t1 0-0 0 12- TEX J. Beniquez D. Leonard -7% 33% Single to P/Bunt; Hargrove to 3B; Wills to 2B
t1 0-0 2 123 O TEX R. Zisk D. Leonard 7% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 0 123 O TEX A. Oliver D. Leonard 7% 40% Foul Popfly: C

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 -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- TEX B. Wills D. Leonard -6% 41% Walk; Hargrove to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- TEX J. Beniquez D. Leonard -7% 33% Single to P/Bunt; Hargrove to 3B; Wills to 2B
t1 0-0 0 123 O TEX A. Oliver D. Leonard 7% 40% Foul Popfly: C
t1 0-0 1 123 O TEX B. Bonds D. Leonard 7% 48% Foul Popfly: 1B
t1 0-0 2 123 O TEX R. Zisk D. Leonard 7% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Jenkins -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae F. Jenkins -2% 51% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 --- KCR P. LaCock F. Jenkins 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR D. Porter F. Jenkins -2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
t2 0-0 0 --- O TEX J. Sundberg D. Leonard 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O TEX T. Harrah D. Leonard 2% 54% Popfly: SS
t2 0-0 2 --- O TEX B. Campaneris D. Leonard 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- KCR C. Hurdle F. Jenkins 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- O KCR A. Cowens F. Jenkins -3% 55% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis F. Jenkins -3% 52% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-0 2 1-- O KCR F. Patek F. Jenkins -2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- O TEX M. Hargrove D. Leonard 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O TEX B. Wills D. Leonard 2% 54% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 --- O TEX J. Beniquez D. Leonard 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O KCR U. Washington F. Jenkins -2% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 0-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Jenkins -2% 51% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 0-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae F. Jenkins -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- O TEX A. Oliver D. Leonard 3% 53% Popfly: 3B
t4 0-0 1 --- O TEX B. Bonds D. Leonard 2% 55% Popfly: 2B
t4 0-0 2 --- O TEX R. Zisk D. Leonard 1% 56% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- KCR P. LaCock F. Jenkins 4% 60% Single to CF
b4 0-0 0 1-- O KCR D. Porter F. Jenkins -4% 56% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b4 0-0 1 1-- RR KCR C. Hurdle F. Jenkins 22% 78% Home Run; LaCock Scores
b4 2-0 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens F. Jenkins -1% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis F. Jenkins -1% 76% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
t5 0-2 0 --- O TEX J. Sundberg D. Leonard 3% 79% Strikeout
t5 0-2 1 --- TEX T. Harrah D. Leonard -3% 76% Single to LF
t5 0-2 1 1-- O TEX B. Campaneris D. Leonard 4% 79% Strikeout
t5 0-2 2 1-- TEX M. Hargrove D. Leonard -3% 76% Single to RF; Harrah to 3B
t5 0-2 2 1-3 O TEX B. Wills D. Leonard 6% 82% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 8-9-1
b5 2-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek F. Jenkins -1% 81% Flyball: LF
b5 2-0 1 --- O KCR U. Washington F. Jenkins -1% 80% Flyball: RF
b5 2-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Jenkins -1% 79% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
t6 0-2 0 --- O TEX J. Beniquez D. Leonard 3% 82% Flyball: CF
t6 0-2 1 --- O TEX A. Oliver D. Leonard 2% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-2 2 --- TEX B. Bonds D. Leonard -2% 82% Single to CF
t6 0-2 2 1-- TEX R. Zisk D. Leonard -4% 79% Single to LF; Bonds to 3B
t6 0-2 2 1-3 O TEX J. Sundberg D. Leonard 7% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 2-3-4
b6 2-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae F. Jenkins -1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 2-0 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock F. Jenkins -1% 83% Flyball: CF
b6 2-0 2 --- O KCR D. Porter F. Jenkins -1% 82% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
t7 0-2 0 --- O TEX T. Harrah D. Leonard 3% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 0-2 1 --- O TEX B. Campaneris D. Leonard 2% 88% Flyball: CF
t7 0-2 2 --- O TEX M. Hargrove D. Leonard 1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 5-6-7
b7 2-0 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle F. Jenkins -1% 88% Foul Popfly: 1B
b7 2-0 1 --- KCR A. Cowens F. Jenkins 1% 89% Single to RF
b7 2-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis F. Jenkins -1% 88% Flyball: CF
b7 2-0 2 1-- KCR F. Patek F. Jenkins 1% 89% Single to LF; Cowens to 2B
b7 2-0 2 12- KCR U. Washington F. Jenkins 1% 90% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Cowens to 3B; Patek to 2B
b7 2-0 2 123 O KCR G. Brett F. Jenkins -3% 87% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
t8 0-2 0 --- O TEX B. Wills D. Leonard 4% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 0-2 1 --- O TEX J. Beniquez D. Leonard 2% 93% Foul Popfly: C
t8 0-2 2 --- TEX A. Oliver D. Leonard -3% 90% Double to CF
t8 0-2 2 -2- O TEX B. Bonds D. Leonard 4% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 2-3-4
Mike Jorgensen replaces Juan Beniquez playing CF batting 3rd
b8 2-0 0 --- O KCR H. McRae F. Jenkins -1% 94% Flyball: CF
b8 2-0 1 --- KCR P. LaCock F. Jenkins 1% 95% Double to RF
b8 2-0 1 -2- R KCR D. Porter F. Jenkins 3% 97% Single to CF; LaCock Scores
b8 3-0 1 1-- O KCR C. Hurdle F. Jenkins -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 3-0 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens F. Jenkins -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 6-7-8
Willie Wilson replaces Clint Hurdle playing LF batting 5th
t9 0-3 0 --- O TEX R. Zisk D. Leonard 2% 99% Flyball: RF
t9 0-3 1 --- O TEX J. Sundberg D. Leonard 1% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 0-3 2 --- O TEX T. Harrah D. Leonard 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 3.

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