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Sunday, August 20, 1978, 1:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 38,423, Time of Game: 1:56
Rangers
1
60-61
 Lost 2 
3rd, 6½ GB
at Royals
2
67-55
 Won 2 
1st
W: Paul Splittorff (15-10)
L: Jon Matlack (11-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  8  2
Royals          0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  X    2  6  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 0 0 0 0 4 .257 .391 .356 .746 -0.055 1.39 0.041 -0.096 -0.2 4 1 HBP
   Mike Jorgensen 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .122 .327 .122 .449 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Bert Campaneris SS 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .189 .247 .242 .489 -0.108 1.33 0.000 -0.108 -1.0 3 2
Juan Beniquez CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .256 .287 .363 .650 -0.104 1.64 0.060 -0.164 -0.8 1 0
Bobby Bonds RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .279 .350 .480 .830 -0.163 1.77 0.119 -0.282 -1.2 1 0 2·CS,GDP
Richie Zisk LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .253 .332 .406 .738 -0.056 1.46 0.051 -0.107 0.1 2 0
Jim Sundberg C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .296 .379 .387 .765 0.025 1.38 0.071 -0.047 -0.1 5 0
Gary Gray DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .233 .233 .372 .605 -0.202 1.64 0.000 -0.202 -1.3 GDP
Toby Harrah 3B 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 .217 .345 .321 .666 -0.003 0.91 0.041 -0.044 0.1 0 3
Kurt Bevacqua 2B 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .230 .294 .354 .648 0.093 1.50 0.147 -0.054 1.1 5 0 2B
   Bump Wills 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .309 .316 .625 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jon Matlack P 1 2
Team Totals 30 1 8 1 1 2 32 .267 .313 .300 .613 -0.573 1.48 0.530 -1.104 -3.3 24 8
2B: K Bevacqua (10, off P Splittorff).
HBP: M Hargrove (6, by P Splittorff).
TB: K Bevacqua 3; B Bonds 2; R Zisk 2; J Beniquez; J Sundberg.
GIDP: G Gray (1); B Bonds (12).
RBI: B Campaneris (16).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
E: K Bevacqua (8); J Matlack (4).
Baserunning
CS: B Bonds 2 (16, 2nd base by P Splittorff POCS 2).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .273 .338 .338 .676 -0.089 0.97 0.000 -0.089 -1.0 1 3
George Brett 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .309 .358 .482 .840 0.027 0.84 0.075 -0.048 0.3 4 0 2B
Hal McRae DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .277 .331 .438 .769 -0.036 0.98 0.015 -0.051 -0.6
Al Cowens RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .277 .322 .409 .731 -0.102 1.05 0.022 -0.124 -0.9 1 1
Amos Otis CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .269 .359 .480 .839 -0.091 1.18 0.000 -0.091 -0.8 2 0
John Wathan C 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .292 .314 .392 .706 0.126 0.86 0.159 -0.033 0.7 2 0 HR
Clint Hurdle LF 3 1 0 0 0 2 3 .273 .359 .408 .767 0.001 0.99 0.046 -0.045 -0.1 3 0
   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
Jerry Terrell 1B 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 .188 .217 .198 .415 0.018 1.17 0.051 -0.033 0.1 7 2 SB,SH
Frank White 2B 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .274 .321 .384 .705 0.072 1.19 0.123 -0.052 0.4 7 4
Paul Splittorff P 0 5
Team Totals 30 2 6 2 0 4 31 .200 .200 .333 .533 -0.074 1.02 0.491 -0.566 -1.8 27 15
2B: G Brett (36, off J Matlack).
HR: J Wathan (2, off J Matlack, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: J Terrell (6, off J Matlack).
TB: J Wathan 4; G Brett 3; A Cowens; F White; J Terrell.
RBI: J Wathan (20); F White (35).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. P Splittorff-F White-J Terrell; F White-F Patek-J Terrell.
Outfield Assists: A Cowens (B Campaneris at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: J Terrell (6, 2nd base off J Matlack/J Sundberg).

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jon Matlack, L (11-10) 8 6 2 1 0 4 1 2.21 31 68 0.075 1.02 1.8
Team Totals 8 6 2 1 0 4 1 1.12 31 68 0.075 1.02 1.8

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, W (15-10) 9 8 1 1 1 2 0 3.32 32 68 0.575 1.48 3.3
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 1 2 0 1.00 32 68 0.575 1.48 3.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: P Splittorff (3; M Hargrove).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: P Splittorff 2 (4; B Bonds, 2nd base (CS), B Bonds, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Vic Voltaggio, 1B - Lou DiMuro, 2B - Larry Barnett, 3B - Jim McKean.
Time of Game: 1:56.
Attendance: 38,423.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Texas Rangers         Kansas City Royals
1 Mike Hargrove 1B 1 Freddie Patek SS
2 Bert Campaneris SS 2 George Brett 3B
3 Juan Beniquez CF 3 Hal McRae DH
4 Bobby Bonds RF 4 Al Cowens RF
5 Richie Zisk LF 5 Amos Otis CF
6 Jim Sundberg C 6 John Wathan C
7 Gary Gray DH 7 Clint Hurdle LF
8 Toby Harrah 3B 8 Jerry Terrell 1B
9 Kurt Bevacqua 2B 9 Frank White 2B
Jon Matlack P Paul Splittorff P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 0-1 0 --- R KCR J. Wathan J. Matlack 16% 57% Home Run
t7 1-2 0 1-- OO TEX G. Gray P. Splittorff 14% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b5 1-1 1 -2- R KCR F. White J. Matlack 12% 72% Single to CF; Hurdle Scores/unER
t6 1-2 0 1-- OO TEX B. Bonds P. Splittorff 12% 73% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
t3 0-0 0 1-- TEX K. Bevacqua P. Splittorff -10% 36% Single to RF; Harrah to 3B

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' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O TEX M. Hargrove P. Splittorff 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O TEX B. Campaneris P. Splittorff 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O TEX J. Beniquez P. Splittorff 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Matlack -2% 53% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Matlack -2% 51% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Matlack -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- TEX B. Bonds P. Splittorff -4% 46% Single to CF
t2 0-0 0 1-- O TEX R. Zisk P. Splittorff 6% 52% Bonds Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-2B)
t2 0-0 1 --- TEX R. Zisk P. Splittorff -3% 50% Single to SS
t2 0-0 1 1-- O TEX J. Sundberg P. Splittorff 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O TEX G. Gray P. Splittorff 2% 55% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens J. Matlack -2% 53% Popfly: SS
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Matlack -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan J. Matlack -1% 50% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- TEX T. Harrah P. Splittorff -4% 46% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- TEX K. Bevacqua P. Splittorff -10% 36% Single to RF; Harrah to 3B
t3 0-0 0 1-3 TEX M. Hargrove P. Splittorff -4% 32% Hit By Pitch; Bevacqua to 2B
t3 0-0 0 123 RO TEX B. Campaneris P. Splittorff 3% 35% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B; Harrah Scores; Hargrove to 2B
t3 1-0 1 12- OO TEX J. Beniquez P. Splittorff 8% 43% Groundout: 3B/Forceout at 3B; Campaneris out at 2B/RF-3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle J. Matlack -3% 40% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-1 1 --- KCR J. Terrell J. Matlack 3% 43% Single to CF
b3 0-1 1 1-- KCR F. White J. Matlack 2% 45% Terrell Steals 2B
b3 0-1 1 -2- O KCR F. White J. Matlack -4% 41% Strikeout
b3 0-1 2 -2- O KCR F. Patek J. Matlack -4% 37% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- O TEX B. Bonds P. Splittorff 2% 39% Flyball: LF
t4 1-0 1 --- TEX R. Zisk P. Splittorff -2% 37% Single to CF
t4 1-0 1 1-- O TEX J. Sundberg P. Splittorff 2% 39% Groundout: P-SS-1B; Zisk to 2B
t4 1-0 2 -2- O TEX G. Gray P. Splittorff 3% 42% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- KCR G. Brett J. Matlack 5% 47% Single to LF
b4 0-1 0 1-- O KCR H. McRae J. Matlack 1% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B; Brett to 3B
b4 0-1 1 --3 O KCR A. Cowens J. Matlack -8% 40% Foul Popfly: C
b4 0-1 2 --3 O KCR A. Otis J. Matlack -5% 36% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
t5 1-0 0 --- O TEX T. Harrah P. Splittorff 2% 38% Strikeout
t5 1-0 1 --- TEX K. Bevacqua P. Splittorff -4% 33% Double to LF
t5 1-0 1 -2- O TEX M. Hargrove P. Splittorff 4% 37% Foul Popfly: 3B
t5 1-0 2 -2- O TEX B. Campaneris P. Splittorff 4% 41% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 6-7-8
b5 0-1 0 --- R KCR J. Wathan J. Matlack 16% 57% Home Run
b5 1-1 0 --- KCR C. Hurdle J. Matlack 5% 61% Reached on E1 (Pop Fly)
b5 1-1 0 1-- O KCR J. Terrell J. Matlack -2% 59% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Hurdle to 2B
b5 1-1 1 -2- R KCR F. White J. Matlack 12% 72% Single to CF; Hurdle Scores/unER
b5 2-1 1 1-- O KCR F. Patek J. Matlack -2% 70% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Patek to 2B/Adv on E4 (throw to 1B)
b5 2-1 2 -2- O KCR G. Brett J. Matlack -3% 67% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 3-4-5
t6 1-2 0 --- TEX J. Beniquez P. Splittorff -6% 61% Single to CF
t6 1-2 0 1-- OO TEX B. Bonds P. Splittorff 12% 73% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
t6 1-2 2 --- O TEX R. Zisk P. Splittorff 2% 75% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 3-4-5
b6 2-1 0 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Matlack -2% 73% Strikeout
b6 2-1 1 --- KCR A. Cowens J. Matlack 2% 75% Single to LF
b6 2-1 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis J. Matlack -3% 72% Lineout: SS
b6 2-1 2 1-- O KCR J. Wathan J. Matlack -2% 70% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 6-7-8
t7 1-2 0 --- TEX J. Sundberg P. Splittorff -7% 63% Single to LF
t7 1-2 0 1-- OO TEX G. Gray P. Splittorff 14% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t7 1-2 2 --- O TEX T. Harrah P. Splittorff 2% 79% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 7-8-9
b7 2-1 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle J. Matlack -2% 78% Strikeout
b7 2-1 1 --- O KCR J. Terrell J. Matlack -1% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 2-1 2 --- O KCR F. White J. Matlack -1% 75% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 9-1-2
Willie Wilson replaces Clint Hurdle playing LF batting 7th
t8 1-2 0 --- O TEX K. Bevacqua P. Splittorff 5% 81% Popfly: 2B
t8 1-2 1 --- O TEX M. Hargrove P. Splittorff 4% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 1-2 2 --- O TEX B. Campaneris P. Splittorff 3% 87% Strikeout (foul bunt)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 1-2-3
Mike Jorgensen replaces Mike Hargrove playing 1B batting 1st
Bump Wills replaces Kurt Bevacqua playing 2B batting 9th
b8 2-1 0 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Matlack -1% 86% Popfly: SS
b8 2-1 1 --- KCR G. Brett J. Matlack 3% 88% Double (LF-CF)
b8 2-1 1 -2- O KCR H. McRae J. Matlack -2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 2-1 2 -2- O KCR A. Cowens J. Matlack -2% 84% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 3-4-5
t9 1-2 0 --- O TEX J. Beniquez P. Splittorff 7% 91% Flyball: RF
t9 1-2 1 --- TEX B. Bonds P. Splittorff -8% 83% Single to CF
t9 1-2 1 1-- O TEX R. Zisk P. Splittorff 9% 92% Popfly: 2B
t9 1-2 2 1-- O TEX J. Sundberg P. Splittorff 8% 100% Bonds Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Royals 2.

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