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Standings
NYY
@BAL
5
4
TOR
@BOS
1
2
TOR
@BOS
7
6
CHW
@KCR
0
12
CHC
@ATL
2
6
STL
@HOU
4
2
MON
@LAD
3
4
PHI
@SDP
6
5
NYM
@SFG
10
4
Wednesday, August 30, 1978, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 19,053, Time of Game: 1:56
White Sox
0
56-75
 Lost 1 
6th, 15 GB
at Royals
12
71-60
 Won 1 
1st
W: Larry Gura (12-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  1
Royals          0  6  0   0  2  3   0  1  X   12 15  0

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 2 0 0 1 4 .253 .278 .359 .637 0.062 0.50 0.064 -0.002 0.3 2 0 SB
Don Kessinger SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .271 .329 .329 .659 -0.031 0.52 0.010 -0.042 0.0 0 2
   Greg Pryor PR-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .236 .278 .270 .549 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 2
Lamar Johnson DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .277 .336 .390 .726 -0.053 0.49 0.000 -0.053 -1.4 GDP
Eric Soderholm 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .253 .307 .422 .729 -0.040 0.49 0.000 -0.040 -0.8 2 3
   Kevin Bell 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .273 .350 .623 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1 0 2
Chet Lemon RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .285 .365 .493 .857 -0.028 0.37 0.000 -0.028 -0.5 3 0
Jorge Orta 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .277 .343 .427 .769 -0.019 0.25 0.000 -0.019 -0.4 2 0
Mike Colbern C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .258 .260 .333 .594 -0.018 0.23 0.000 -0.018 -0.6 2 1
Mike Squires 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .303 .387 .424 .811 -0.013 0.17 0.000 -0.013 -0.5 8 0
Thad Bosley CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .257 .294 .299 .593 -0.008 0.10 0.000 -0.008 -0.1 5 0
Francisco Barrios P 0 1
   Pablo Torrealba P 0 0
   Ron Schueler P 0 0
   Jim Willoughby P 0 0
Team Totals 31 0 5 0 0 5 31 .161 .161 .161 .323 -0.148 0.34 0.074 -0.223 -4.3 24 11
TB: D Kessinger 2; C Washington 2; T Bosley.
GIDP: L Johnson (13).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
E: C Washington (7).
Baserunning
SB: C Washington (4, 2nd base off L Gura/D Porter).

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 0 0 0 5 .293 .342 .451 .793 -0.007 0.28 0.017 -0.024 -0.5 1 2
Hal McRae DH 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .277 .330 .433 .763 -0.039 0.28 0.001 -0.040 0.2
Pete LaCock 1B 5 2 4 3 0 1 5 .315 .341 .452 .793 0.036 0.23 0.046 -0.010 3.3 11 0 2B
Darrell Porter C 4 2 4 4 0 0 5 .283 .372 .460 .833 0.073 0.28 0.073 0.000 3.6 5 0 HR,SF
Al Cowens RF 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .277 .322 .406 .728 0.050 0.36 0.057 -0.007 -0.3 1 0
Clint Hurdle LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .269 .357 .401 .758 0.072 0.70 0.075 -0.003 0.5 0 0
   Willie Wilson LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .291 .290 .581 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.4 2 0
Amos Otis CF 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .266 .353 .475 .828 0.093 0.56 0.095 -0.002 0.9 4 0
Freddie Patek SS 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .263 .326 .324 .651 -0.037 0.32 0.000 -0.037 -1.0 1 3
Frank White 2B 3 2 1 2 1 0 4 .272 .321 .382 .703 0.112 0.36 0.114 -0.002 1.8 2 4 2B
Larry Gura P 0 1
Team Totals 38 12 15 12 2 1 41 .395 .415 .526 .941 0.353 0.35 0.478 -0.125 8.2 27 10
2B: F White (19, off F Barrios); P LaCock (14, off P Torrealba).
HR: D Porter (14, off P Torrealba, 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: D Porter (3, off J Willoughby).
TB: D Porter 7; P LaCock 5; H McRae 2; F White 2; A Otis 2; A Cowens; G Brett.
RBI: D Porter 4 (66); P LaCock 3 (38); F White 2 (37); A Otis 2 (67); A Cowens (54).
2-out RBI: D Porter; P LaCock.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 7 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Patek-F White-P LaCock.

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Francisco Barrios, L (8-12) 1.2 6 6 6 1 1 0 3.99 12 19 -0.329 1.06 -4.5
Pablo Torrealba 3.1 4 2 2 0 0 1 5.16 14 2 1 -0.021 0.10 -1.1
Ron Schueler 2 3 3 3 1 0 0 3.99 10 0 0 -0.003 0.01 -2.0
Jim Willoughby 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.63 5 0 0 0.000 0.00 -0.5
Team Totals 8 15 12 12 2 1 1 13.50 41 19 2 1 -0.353 0.35 -8.2

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura, W (12-4) 9 5 0 0 0 5 0 2.77 31 82 0.148 0.34 4.3
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 0 5 0 0.00 31 82 0.148 0.34 4.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Palermo, 1B - Don Denkinger, 2B - (none), 3B - Larry McCoy.
Time of Game: 1:56.
Attendance: 19,053.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Wind 9mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Claudell Washingto LF 1 George Brett 3B
2 Don Kessinger SS 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Lamar Johnson DH 3 Pete LaCock 1B
4 Eric Soderholm 3B 4 Darrell Porter C
5 Chet Lemon RF 5 Al Cowens RF
6 Jorge Orta 2B 6 Clint Hurdle LF
7 Mike Colbern C 7 Amos Otis CF
8 Mike Squires 1B 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Thad Bosley CF 9 Frank White 2B
Francisco Barrios P Larry Gura P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 2-0 1 12- RR KCR F. White F. Barrios 11% 89% Double to LF; Otis Scores; Patek Scores
b2 0-0 0 123 RR KCR A. Otis F. Barrios 9% 81% Single to CF; Porter Scores; Cowens Scores; Hurdle to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- KCR C. Hurdle F. Barrios 8% 72% Walk; Porter to 3B; Cowens to 2B
b2 0-0 0 1-- KCR A. Cowens F. Barrios 6% 64% Single to LF; Porter to 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O CHW D. Kessinger L. Gura 4% 48% Popfly: 2B

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' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CHW C. Washington L. Gura -4% 46% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- CHW D. Kessinger L. Gura -2% 44% Washington Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O CHW D. Kessinger L. Gura 4% 48% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O CHW L. Johnson L. Gura 3% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O CHW E. Soderholm L. Gura 3% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Francisco Barrios facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Barrios -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae F. Barrios -2% 51% Foul Popfly: C
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR P. LaCock F. Barrios -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O CHW C. Lemon L. Gura 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 1 --- O CHW J. Orta L. Gura 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O CHW M. Colbern L. Gura 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Francisco Barrios facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- KCR D. Porter F. Barrios 4% 59% Single to CF
b2 0-0 0 1-- KCR A. Cowens F. Barrios 6% 64% Single to LF; Porter to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- KCR C. Hurdle F. Barrios 8% 72% Walk; Porter to 3B; Cowens to 2B
b2 0-0 0 123 RR KCR A. Otis F. Barrios 9% 81% Single to CF; Porter Scores; Cowens Scores; Hurdle to 2B
b2 2-0 0 12- O KCR F. Patek F. Barrios -3% 78% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Otis to 2B
b2 2-0 1 12- RR KCR F. White F. Barrios 11% 89% Double to LF; Otis Scores; Patek Scores
b2 4-0 1 -2- KCR G. Brett F. Barrios 2% 91% Single to LF; White to 3B
b2 4-0 1 1-3 O KCR H. McRae F. Barrios -2% 89% Flyball: RF
b2 4-0 2 1-3 R KCR P. LaCock F. Barrios 4% 93% Single to CF; White Scores; Brett to 3B
Pablo Torrealba replaces Francisco Barrios pitching
b2 5-0 2 1-3 R KCR D. Porter P. Torrealba 3% 95% Single to RF; Brett Scores; LaCock to 2B
b2 6-0 2 12- O KCR A. Cowens P. Torrealba -1% 95% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
6 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 6.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Larry Gura facing 8-9-1
t3 0-6 0 --- O CHW M. Squires L. Gura 1% 95% Flyball: CF
t3 0-6 1 --- O CHW T. Bosley L. Gura 1% 96% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-6 2 --- CHW C. Washington L. Gura -0% 96% Single to 3B/Bunt
t3 0-6 2 1-- CHW D. Kessinger L. Gura -1% 95% Single to CF; Washington to 2B
t3 0-6 2 12- O CHW L. Johnson L. Gura 2% 96% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-0, White Sox' Pablo Torrealba facing 6-7-8
b3 6-0 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle P. Torrealba -0% 96% Flyball: CF
b3 6-0 1 --- O KCR A. Otis P. Torrealba -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 6-0 2 --- O KCR F. Patek P. Torrealba -0% 96% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 6.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
t4 0-6 0 --- O CHW E. Soderholm L. Gura 1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-6 1 --- O CHW C. Lemon L. Gura 0% 97% Flyball: RF
t4 0-6 2 --- O CHW J. Orta L. Gura 0% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-0, White Sox' Pablo Torrealba facing 9-1-2
b4 6-0 0 --- O KCR F. White P. Torrealba -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 6-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett P. Torrealba -0% 97% Lineout: RF
b4 6-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae P. Torrealba -0% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 6.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Larry Gura facing 7-8-9
t5 0-6 0 --- O CHW M. Colbern L. Gura 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-6 1 --- O CHW M. Squires L. Gura 0% 98% Flyball: CF
t5 0-6 2 --- O CHW T. Bosley L. Gura 0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-0, White Sox' Pablo Torrealba facing 3-4-5
b5 6-0 0 --- KCR P. LaCock P. Torrealba 0% 99% Double to RF
b5 6-0 0 -2- RR KCR D. Porter P. Torrealba 1% 99% Home Run; LaCock Scores
b5 8-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens P. Torrealba -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 8-0 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle P. Torrealba -0% 99% Flyball: LF
b5 8-0 2 --- KCR A. Otis P. Torrealba 0% 99% Single to LF
b5 8-0 2 1-- O KCR F. Patek P. Torrealba -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 8.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-8, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
Willie Wilson replaces Clint Hurdle playing LF batting 6th
t6 0-8 0 --- O CHW C. Washington L. Gura 0% 100% Strikeout
t6 0-8 1 --- CHW D. Kessinger L. Gura -0% 99% Single to LF
Greg Pryor pinch runs for Don Kessinger (SS) batting 2nd
t6 0-8 1 1-- OO CHW L. Johnson L. Gura 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-0, White Sox' Ron Schueler facing 9-1-2
Ron Schueler replaces Pablo Torrealba pitching
Greg Pryor moves from PR to SS
b6 8-0 0 --- KCR F. White R. Schueler 0% 100% Walk
b6 8-0 0 1-- O KCR G. Brett R. Schueler -0% 100% Lineout: RF
b6 8-0 1 1-- KCR H. McRae R. Schueler 0% 100% Single to LF; White to 3B; McRae to 2B/Adv on E7
b6 8-0 1 -23 RR KCR P. LaCock R. Schueler 0% 100% Single to RF; White Scores; McRae Scores
b6 10-0 1 1-- KCR D. Porter R. Schueler 0% 100% Single to CF; LaCock to 3B; Porter to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
b6 10-0 1 -23 RO KCR A. Cowens R. Schueler 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B; LaCock Scores; Porter to 3B
b6 11-0 2 --3 O KCR W. Wilson R. Schueler 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 11.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-11, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
t7 0-11 0 --- O CHW E. Soderholm L. Gura 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 0-11 1 --- O CHW C. Lemon L. Gura 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B
t7 0-11 2 --- O CHW J. Orta L. Gura 0% 100% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 11.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 11-0, White Sox' Ron Schueler facing 7-8-9
Kevin Bell replaces Eric Soderholm playing 3B batting 4th
b7 11-0 0 --- O KCR A. Otis R. Schueler 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 11-0 1 --- O KCR F. Patek R. Schueler 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 11-0 2 --- O KCR F. White R. Schueler 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 11.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-11, Royals' Larry Gura facing 7-8-9
t8 0-11 0 --- O CHW M. Colbern L. Gura 0% 100% Strikeout
t8 0-11 1 --- O CHW M. Squires L. Gura 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t8 0-11 2 --- CHW T. Bosley L. Gura 0% 100% Single to RF
t8 0-11 2 1-- O CHW C. Washington L. Gura 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 11.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 11-0, White Sox' Jim Willoughby facing 1-2-3
Jim Willoughby replaces Ron Schueler pitching
b8 11-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Willoughby 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b8 11-0 1 --- KCR H. McRae J. Willoughby 0% 100% Single to LF
b8 11-0 1 1-- KCR P. LaCock J. Willoughby 0% 100% Single to RF; McRae to 3B
b8 11-0 1 1-3 RO KCR D. Porter J. Willoughby 0% 100% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; McRae Scores
b8 12-0 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens J. Willoughby 0% 100% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 12.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-12, Royals' Larry Gura facing 2-3-4
t9 0-12 0 --- O CHW G. Pryor L. Gura 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t9 0-12 1 --- O CHW L. Johnson L. Gura 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t9 0-12 2 --- O CHW K. Bell L. Gura 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 0, Royals 12.

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