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Tuesday, August 29, 1978, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 19,343, Time of Game: 2:45
White Sox
9
56-74
 Won 1 
5th, 14 GB
at Royals
3
70-60
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Mike Proly (5-2)
L: Rich Gale (13-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       1  0  0   2  0  0   2  0  4    9 11  1
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  0   2  0  0    3  6  2

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Claudell Washington LF 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .249 .275 .357 .632 -0.135 0.77 0.036 -0.171 -2.5 1 0
Thad Bosley CF 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 .256 .293 .299 .592 0.023 0.55 0.055 -0.033 -0.7 2 0
Mike Squires 1B 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .317 .403 .444 .847 0.032 0.82 0.082 -0.050 1.1 12 0
Lamar Johnson DH 5 1 3 2 0 0 5 .279 .339 .394 .733 0.130 0.71 0.151 -0.020 2.2
Jorge Orta 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .279 .345 .430 .774 -0.146 0.69 0.000 -0.146 -2.1 1 4 GDP
Chet Lemon RF 4 2 3 1 0 1 4 .288 .368 .498 .867 0.140 0.62 0.160 -0.021 1.7 3 0 3B
   Bob Molinaro PR-RF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .319 .385 .705 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Colbern C 4 2 2 1 0 1 4 .267 .269 .344 .613 0.134 0.76 0.148 -0.014 2.5 6 0 2B
Don Kessinger SS 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .268 .327 .327 .654 0.057 0.53 0.086 -0.029 2.1 2 2 2B,IW
Kevin Bell 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .205 .279 .359 .638 -0.039 0.59 0.000 -0.039 -0.6 0 4 SH
   Eric Soderholm PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .255 .310 .425 .735 0.018 0.43 0.018 0.000 1.2
   Greg Pryor PR-3B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .280 .272 .552 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Proly P 0 2
   Jim Willoughby P 0 0
   Lerrin LaGrow P 0 0
Team Totals 37 9 11 9 3 5 41 .297 .350 .405 .755 0.214 0.67 0.736 -0.523 4.7 27 12
2B: M Colbern (5, off R Gale); D Kessinger (18, off R Gale).
3B: C Lemon (4, off R Gale).
SH: K Bell (1, off R McGilberry).
IBB: D Kessinger (1, by S Mingori).
TB: C Lemon 5; M Colbern 3; L Johnson 3; D Kessinger 2; E Soderholm; M Squires.
GIDP: J Orta (9).
RBI: E Soderholm 2 (52); L Johnson 2 (61); D Kessinger 2 (30); C Lemon (41); M Squires (11); M Colbern (12).
2-out RBI: C Lemon; L Johnson; M Colbern; M Squires.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 6 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Orta-D Kessinger-M Squires.
E: M Colbern (7).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: C Washington (3rd base by D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Steve Braun LF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .245 .357 .374 .731 0.089 1.67 0.140 -0.051 0.8 2 0
Hal McRae DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .276 .329 .433 .762 -0.205 2.19 0.000 -0.205 -1.3
George Brett 3B-SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .294 .343 .454 .798 -0.034 1.13 0.064 -0.098 0.0 2 4 SB
Darrell Porter C 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .276 .368 .448 .816 0.018 1.03 0.059 -0.042 -0.0 6 1
Pete LaCock 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .305 .332 .441 .773 -0.105 0.97 0.019 -0.124 -0.5 12 0 GDP
Amos Otis CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .264 .352 .475 .826 -0.065 0.66 0.000 -0.065 -0.8 3 0
Al Cowens RF-3B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .279 .324 .408 .732 -0.033 0.61 0.016 -0.049 -0.3 0 1
Freddie Patek SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .266 .329 .328 .657 -0.032 0.65 0.000 -0.032 -0.3 1 4
   Clint Hurdle PH-RF 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 .270 .357 .403 .760 0.034 0.56 0.034 0.000 0.5 0 0 2B
Frank White 2B 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .272 .319 .380 .699 -0.019 0.93 0.015 -0.034 -0.1 1 1
   Tom Poquette PH 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .200 .248 .311 .558 0.067 2.45 0.067 0.000 1.0
   Jerry Terrell PR-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .183 .211 .192 .403 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.3 0 1
Rich Gale P 0 1
   Randy McGilberry P 0 0
   Steve Mingori P 0 0
   Steve Foucault P 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 6 3 4 5 36 .188 .278 .219 .497 -0.286 1.10 0.414 -0.701 -1.3 27 13
2B: C Hurdle (23, off L LaGrow).
TB: C Hurdle 2; A Cowens; S Braun; F White; G Brett; P LaCock.
GIDP: P LaCock (7).
RBI: T Poquette (26); D Porter (62); S Braun (27).
2-out RBI: S Braun; T Poquette.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Brett-F White-P LaCock.
PB: D Porter (7).
E: F Patek (27); R Gale (4).
Baserunning
SB: G Brett (17, 2nd base off M Proly/M Colbern).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Proly, W (5-2) 6.1 3 1 0 0 4 0 2.74 22 69 0.280 0.92 2.1
Jim Willoughby 0.1 2 2 2 2 0 0 3.57 5 0 0 -0.115 1.06 -1.5
Lerrin LaGrow, S (14) 2.1 1 0 0 2 1 0 3.78 9 3 1 0.121 1.59 0.7
Team Totals 9 6 3 2 4 5 0 2.00 36 69 3 1 0.286 1.10 1.3

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rich Gale, L (13-7) 6 6 5 4 2 3 0 2.97 26 43 -0.197 0.91 -2.7
Randy McGilberry 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.40 1 1 0 0.001 0.24 0.2
Steve Mingori 2.1 4 4 4 1 2 0 3.18 12 1 0 -0.015 0.30 -1.6
Steve Foucault 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.72 2 2 1 -0.003 0.05 -0.5
Team Totals 9 11 9 8 3 5 0 8.00 41 43 4 1 -0.214 0.67 -4.7
R Gale faced 3 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: S Mingori (3; D Kessinger).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry McCoy, 1B - Steve Palermo, 2B - (none), 3B - Don Denkinger.
Time of Game: 2:45.
Attendance: 19,343.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Claudell Washingto LF 1 Steve Braun LF
2 Thad Bosley CF 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Mike Squires 1B 3 George Brett 3B
4 Lamar Johnson DH 4 Darrell Porter C
5 Jorge Orta 2B 5 Pete LaCock 1B
6 Chet Lemon RF 6 Amos Otis CF
7 Mike Colbern C 7 Al Cowens RF
8 Don Kessinger SS 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Kevin Bell 3B 9 Frank White 2B
Mike Proly P Rich Gale P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 3-5 2 123 O KCR H. McRae L. LaGrow 13% 87% Foul Popfly: 1B
t4 1-0 2 1-- R CHW C. Lemon R. Gale 13% 73% Triple to CF; Johnson Scores
t1 0-0 0 123 O CHW L. Johnson R. Gale -13% 54% Washington Picked off 3B (C-SS)
t1 0-0 1 12- R CHW L. Johnson R. Gale 12% 66% Single to CF; Bosley Scores; Squires to 3B
t1 1-0 1 1-3 OO CHW J. Orta R. Gale -10% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CHW C. Washington R. Gale 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- CHW T. Bosley R. Gale 6% 59% Fielder's Choice SS; Washington to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw to 2B)
t1 0-0 0 12- CHW M. Squires R. Gale 7% 67% Walk; Washington to 3B; Bosley to 2B
t1 0-0 0 123 O CHW L. Johnson R. Gale -13% 54% Washington Picked off 3B (C-SS)
t1 0-0 1 12- R CHW L. Johnson R. Gale 12% 66% Single to CF; Bosley Scores; Squires to 3B
t1 1-0 1 1-3 OO CHW J. Orta R. Gale -10% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Mike Proly facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O KCR S. Braun M. Proly 2% 58% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- O KCR H. McRae M. Proly 2% 60% Foul Popfly: C
b1 0-1 2 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Proly 1% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O CHW C. Lemon R. Gale -2% 59% Strikeout
t2 1-0 1 --- O CHW M. Colbern R. Gale -1% 57% Strikeout Looking
t2 1-0 2 --- O CHW D. Kessinger R. Gale -1% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Mike Proly facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Proly 3% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-1 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock M. Proly 2% 61% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-1 2 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Proly 1% 62% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- O CHW K. Bell R. Gale -2% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- O CHW C. Washington R. Gale -2% 58% Lineout: LF
t3 1-0 2 --- O CHW T. Bosley R. Gale -1% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Mike Proly facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Proly 3% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- O KCR F. Patek M. Proly 2% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-1 2 --- KCR F. White M. Proly -2% 60% Single to CF
b3 0-1 2 1-- O KCR S. Braun M. Proly 3% 63% Foul Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 3-4-5
t4 1-0 0 --- O CHW M. Squires R. Gale -2% 61% Lineout: 3B
t4 1-0 1 --- CHW L. Johnson R. Gale 2% 63% Single to RF
t4 1-0 1 1-- O CHW J. Orta R. Gale -3% 60% Flyball: CF
t4 1-0 2 1-- R CHW C. Lemon R. Gale 13% 73% Triple to CF; Johnson Scores
t4 2-0 2 --3 R CHW M. Colbern R. Gale 8% 82% Double to LF; Lemon Scores
t4 3-0 2 -2- O CHW D. Kessinger R. Gale -2% 80% Foul Popfly: 3B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, White Sox' Mike Proly facing 2-3-4
b4 0-3 0 --- O KCR H. McRae M. Proly 2% 82% Strikeout
b4 0-3 1 --- KCR G. Brett M. Proly -3% 79% Single to LF
b4 0-3 1 1-- KCR D. Porter M. Proly -4% 76% Brett Steals 2B; Brett to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b4 0-3 1 --3 RO KCR D. Porter M. Proly -1% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B; Brett Scores/unER
b4 1-3 2 --- O KCR P. LaCock M. Proly 1% 76% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Rich Gale facing 9-1-2
t5 3-1 0 --- O CHW K. Bell R. Gale -2% 74% Strikeout
t5 3-1 1 --- O CHW C. Washington R. Gale -1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 3-1 2 --- O CHW T. Bosley R. Gale -1% 72% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Mike Proly facing 6-7-8
b5 1-3 0 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Proly 3% 75% Flyball: RF
b5 1-3 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Proly 2% 78% Strikeout
b5 1-3 2 --- O KCR F. Patek M. Proly 1% 79% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Rich Gale facing 3-4-5
t6 3-1 0 --- O CHW M. Squires R. Gale -2% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 3-1 1 --- O CHW L. Johnson R. Gale -1% 76% Foul Popfly: 1B
t6 3-1 2 --- O CHW J. Orta R. Gale -1% 75% Groundout: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Mike Proly facing 9-1-2
b6 1-3 0 --- O KCR F. White M. Proly 3% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 1-3 1 --- KCR S. Braun M. Proly -4% 75% Single to LF
b6 1-3 1 1-- O KCR H. McRae M. Proly 3% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B; Braun to 2B
b6 1-3 2 -2- O KCR G. Brett M. Proly 5% 82% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Rich Gale facing 6-7-8
t7 3-1 0 --- CHW C. Lemon R. Gale 2% 85% Single to LF
t7 3-1 0 1-- CHW M. Colbern R. Gale 3% 88% Fielder's Choice P; Lemon to 2B/Adv on E1 (throw to 2B)
t7 3-1 0 12- RR CHW D. Kessinger R. Gale 8% 96% Double to CF; Lemon Scores/unER; Colbern Scores
Randy McGilberry replaces Rich Gale pitching
t7 5-1 0 -2- O CHW K. Bell R. McGilberry -0% 96% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Kessinger to 3B
Steve Mingori replaces Randy McGilberry pitching
t7 5-1 1 --3 O CHW C. Washington S. Mingori -1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 5-1 2 --3 O CHW T. Bosley S. Mingori -1% 94% Foul Popfly: C
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. White Sox 5, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, White Sox' Mike Proly facing 4-5-6
b7 1-5 0 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Proly 2% 95% Groundout: P-SS-1B
Jim Willoughby replaces Mike Proly pitching
b7 1-5 1 --- KCR P. LaCock J. Willoughby -2% 93% Single to CF
b7 1-5 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis J. Willoughby 2% 95% Popfly: 2B
b7 1-5 2 1-- KCR A. Cowens J. Willoughby -2% 94% Single to LF; LaCock to 2B
Clint Hurdle pinch hits for Freddie Patek (SS) batting 8th
b7 1-5 2 12- KCR C. Hurdle J. Willoughby -3% 91% Walk; LaCock to 3B; Cowens to 2B
Tom Poquette pinch hits for Frank White (2B) batting 9th
b7 1-5 2 123 R KCR T. Poquette J. Willoughby -7% 84% Walk; LaCock Scores; Cowens to 3B; Hurdle to 2B
Lerrin LaGrow replaces Jim Willoughby pitching
Jerry Terrell pinch runs for Tom Poquette (PH) batting 9th
b7 2-5 2 123 R KCR S. Braun L. LaGrow -10% 74% Walk; Cowens Scores; Hurdle to 3B; Terrell to 2B
b7 3-5 2 123 O KCR H. McRae L. LaGrow 13% 87% Foul Popfly: 1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. White Sox 5, Royals 3.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 3-4-5
Jerry Terrell moves from PR to 2B
Al Cowens moves from RF to 3B
George Brett moves from 3B to SS
Clint Hurdle moves from PH to RF
t8 5-3 0 --- O CHW M. Squires S. Mingori -1% 86% Strikeout Looking
t8 5-3 1 --- O CHW L. Johnson S. Mingori -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 5-3 2 --- O CHW J. Orta S. Mingori -1% 84% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 5, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, White Sox' Lerrin LaGrow facing 3-4-5
b8 3-5 0 --- O KCR G. Brett L. LaGrow 4% 89% Flyball: RF
b8 3-5 1 --- KCR D. Porter L. LaGrow -5% 83% Walk
b8 3-5 1 1-- OO KCR P. LaCock L. LaGrow 9% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 5, Royals 3.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 6-7-8
t9 5-3 0 --- CHW C. Lemon S. Mingori 1% 94% Single to RF
Bob Molinaro pinch runs for Chet Lemon (RF) batting 6th
t9 5-3 0 1-- CHW M. Colbern S. Mingori 3% 97% Single to LF; Molinaro to 3B; Colbern to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
t9 5-3 0 -23 CHW D. Kessinger S. Mingori 0% 97% Intentional Walk
Eric Soderholm pinch hits for Kevin Bell (3B) batting 9th
t9 5-3 0 123 RR CHW E. Soderholm S. Mingori 2% 99% Single to RF; Molinaro Scores; Colbern Scores; Kessinger to 2B
Greg Pryor pinch runs for Eric Soderholm (PH) batting 9th
t9 7-3 0 12- CHW C. Washington S. Mingori 0% 99% Passed Ball; Kessinger to 3B; Pryor to 2B
t9 7-3 0 -23 O CHW C. Washington S. Mingori -0% 99% Strikeout
t9 7-3 1 -23 O CHW T. Bosley S. Mingori -1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 7-3 2 -23 R CHW M. Squires S. Mingori 1% 99% Single to RF; Kessinger Scores; Pryor to 3B
Steve Foucault replaces Steve Mingori pitching
t9 8-3 2 1-3 R CHW L. Johnson S. Foucault 0% 100% Single to RF; Pryor Scores; Squires to 3B
t9 9-3 2 1-3 O CHW J. Orta S. Foucault -0% 100% Flyball: CF
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 9, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-9, White Sox' Lerrin LaGrow facing 6-7-8
Greg Pryor moves from PR to 3B
Bob Molinaro moves from PR to RF
b9 3-9 0 --- O KCR A. Otis L. LaGrow 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B
b9 3-9 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens L. LaGrow 0% 100% Strikeout
b9 3-9 2 --- KCR C. Hurdle L. LaGrow -0% 100% Double
b9 3-9 2 -2- O KCR J. Terrell L. LaGrow 0% 100% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 9, Royals 3.

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