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CHW
@BAL
4
9
CHW
@BAL
0
1
OAK
@BOS
4
3
DET
@KCR
3
8
TEX
@MIL
6
10
CLE
@MIN
1
2
SEA
@NYY
2
6
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@TOR
2
0
HOU
@CHC
8
5
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@LAD
2
3
NYM
@LAD
5
3
ATL
@PIT
3
4
 
(12)
MON
@SDP
3
2
PHI
@SFG
3
1
 
(10)
CIN
@STL
6
3
 
(12)
Saturday, September 2, 1978, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 34,004, Time of Game: 2:14
Tigers
3
74-60
 Lost 1 
5th, 10 GB
at Royals
8
72-61
 Won 1 
1st
W: Paul Splittorff (16-11)
L: Jim Slaton (14-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  1   1  0  1    3  7  0
Royals          0  0  0   5  1  1   1  0  X    8 12  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron LeFlore CF 3 1 2 1 1 1 4 .296 .356 .391 .747 0.098 0.66 0.102 -0.003 1.6 2 0 HR,SB
Lou Whitaker 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .294 .353 .360 .713 0.010 0.83 0.055 -0.046 -0.1 4 1
Rusty Staub DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .290 .359 .456 .815 -0.099 0.93 0.001 -0.100 -1.0
Jason Thompson 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .293 .371 .482 .852 -0.117 0.81 0.000 -0.117 -1.4 9 0 GDP
Steve Kemp LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .283 .387 .403 .791 -0.049 0.49 0.000 -0.049 -0.8 2 0
Lance Parrish C 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .218 .260 .448 .707 -0.019 0.31 0.010 -0.030 0.6 3 0 HR
John Wockenfuss RF 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .283 .366 .401 .768 0.011 0.27 0.022 -0.011 1.1 3 0 HR
Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .249 .292 .377 .668 -0.041 0.39 0.000 -0.041 -0.8 1 3
Alan Trammell SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .268 .328 .332 .660 -0.035 0.45 0.000 -0.035 -0.5 0 3
Jim Slaton P 0 0
   Ed Glynn P 0 2
Team Totals 33 3 7 3 2 3 35 .212 .257 .485 .742 -0.241 0.58 0.190 -0.432 -1.3 24 9
HR: R LeFlore (9, off P Splittorff, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); L Parrish (14, off P Splittorff, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); J Wockenfuss (5, off P Splittorff, 9th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: J Wockenfuss 6; R LeFlore 5; L Parrish 4; L Whitaker.
GIDP: J Thompson (9).
RBI: R LeFlore (54); J Wockenfuss (15); L Parrish (37).
2-out RBI: J Wockenfuss.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Baserunning
SB: R LeFlore (61, 2nd base off P Splittorff/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 0 1 1 0 2 5 .289 .337 .446 .783 -0.022 0.54 0.034 -0.056 -0.4 1 1 2B
Hal McRae DH 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .275 .328 .430 .758 -0.049 0.37 0.000 -0.049 -1.3
Pete LaCock 1B 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 .315 .342 .456 .798 0.072 0.41 0.073 -0.001 1.0 10 2 2·2B
Darrell Porter C 3 2 1 2 1 0 4 .284 .374 .468 .842 0.160 0.74 0.193 -0.033 1.4 3 0 HR
Al Cowens RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .282 .326 .413 .738 -0.029 0.45 0.009 -0.038 0.4 2 0
Clint Hurdle LF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .266 .354 .396 .750 -0.001 0.37 0.016 -0.017 0.0 1 0
   Willie Wilson LF 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .220 .289 .288 .577 0.002 -.09 0.002 0.000 0.1 2 0
Amos Otis CF 4 2 2 3 0 0 4 .269 .353 .490 .843 0.117 0.33 0.129 -0.012 2.4 1 0 2·HR
Frank White 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .279 .326 .392 .719 -0.010 0.30 0.015 -0.025 0.6 4 5 2·2B
Jerry Terrell SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 .196 .223 .206 .429 0.017 0.27 0.028 -0.010 -0.0 1 5 SH
Paul Splittorff P 2 0
Team Totals 35 8 12 8 2 3 38 .343 .378 .743 1.121 0.257 0.41 0.499 -0.241 4.2 27 13
2B: P LaCock 2 (16, 2 off J Slaton); F White 2 (21, 1 off E Glynn, 1 off J Slaton); G Brett (37, off J Slaton).
HR: D Porter (15, off J Slaton, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF); A Otis 2 (18, 1 off E Glynn, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF, 1 off J Slaton, 4th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: J Terrell (7, off E Glynn).
TB: A Otis 8; D Porter 4; F White 4; P LaCock 4; J Terrell 2; G Brett 2; A Cowens; C Hurdle.
RBI: A Otis 3 (71); D Porter 2 (68); A Cowens (56); G Brett (49); W Wilson (12).
2-out RBI: G Brett.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Terrell-F White-P LaCock.

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Slaton, L (14-10) 4 8 6 6 1 0 2 4.21 21 21 -0.241 0.71 -3.7
Ed Glynn 4 4 2 2 1 3 1 3.48 17 1 1 -0.018 0.04 -0.5
Team Totals 8 12 8 8 2 3 3 9.00 38 21 1 1 -0.259 0.41 -4.2
J Slaton faced 1 batter in the 5th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, W (16-11) 9 7 3 3 2 3 3 3.24 35 62 0.241 0.58 1.3
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 2 3 3 3.00 35 62 0.241 0.58 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Deegan, 1B - Terry Cooney, 2B - Al Clark, 3B - Bill Kunkel.
Time of Game: 2:14.
Attendance: 34,004.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 86° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Kansas City Royals
1 Ron LeFlore CF 1 George Brett 3B
2 Lou Whitaker 2B 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Rusty Staub DH 3 Pete LaCock 1B
4 Jason Thompson 1B 4 Darrell Porter C
5 Steve Kemp LF 5 Al Cowens RF
6 Lance Parrish C 6 Clint Hurdle LF
7 John Wockenfuss RF 7 Amos Otis CF
8 Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 8 Frank White 2B
9 Alan Trammell SS 9 Jerry Terrell SS
Jim Slaton P Paul Splittorff P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-0 0 1-- RR KCR D. Porter J. Slaton 19% 79% Home Run; LaCock Scores
b4 2-0 1 1-- RR KCR A. Otis J. Slaton 12% 91% Home Run; Hurdle Scores
t1 0-0 1 12- OO DET J. Thompson P. Splittorff 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t1 0-0 0 1-- DET L. Whitaker P. Splittorff -6% 41% Single to LF; LeFlore to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- O DET R. Staub P. Splittorff 5% 46% Flyball: RF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- DET R. LeFlore P. Splittorff -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- DET L. Whitaker P. Splittorff -6% 41% Single to LF; LeFlore to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- O DET R. Staub P. Splittorff 5% 46% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 12- OO DET J. Thompson P. Splittorff 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jim Slaton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Slaton -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Slaton -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- KCR P. LaCock J. Slaton 2% 53% Double to LF
b1 0-0 2 -2- O KCR D. Porter J. Slaton -3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O DET S. Kemp P. Splittorff 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O DET L. Parrish P. Splittorff 2% 54% Foul Popfly: 1B
t2 0-0 2 --- DET J. Wockenfuss P. Splittorff -1% 53% Single to LF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O DET A. Rodriguez P. Splittorff 2% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jim Slaton facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens J. Slaton -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle J. Slaton -2% 51% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Slaton -1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O DET A. Trammell P. Splittorff 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- DET R. LeFlore P. Splittorff -3% 50% Single to RF
t3 0-0 1 1-- DET L. Whitaker P. Splittorff -2% 48% LeFlore Steals 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- O DET L. Whitaker P. Splittorff 3% 51% Groundout: SS-1B; LeFlore to 3B
t3 0-0 2 --3 O DET R. Staub P. Splittorff 4% 55% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jim Slaton facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. White J. Slaton -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- KCR J. Terrell J. Slaton 3% 56% Single to LF
b3 0-0 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett J. Slaton -3% 53% Flyball: LF
b3 0-0 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae J. Slaton -3% 50% Foul Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- O DET J. Thompson P. Splittorff 3% 53% Groundout: 1B-P
t4 0-0 1 --- O DET S. Kemp P. Splittorff 2% 55% Flyball: CF
t4 0-0 2 --- O DET L. Parrish P. Splittorff 1% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jim Slaton facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- KCR P. LaCock J. Slaton 4% 60% Walk
b4 0-0 0 1-- RR KCR D. Porter J. Slaton 19% 79% Home Run; LaCock Scores
b4 2-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens J. Slaton -1% 78% Popfly: 2B
b4 2-0 1 --- KCR C. Hurdle J. Slaton 2% 79% Single to CF
b4 2-0 1 1-- RR KCR A. Otis J. Slaton 12% 91% Home Run; Hurdle Scores
b4 4-0 1 --- KCR F. White J. Slaton 1% 92% Double to LF
b4 4-0 1 -2- O KCR J. Terrell J. Slaton -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 4-0 2 -2- R KCR G. Brett J. Slaton 3% 95% Double to LF; White Scores
b4 5-0 2 -2- O KCR H. McRae J. Slaton -1% 94% Lineout: 3B
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 5.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 7-8-9
t5 0-5 0 --- O DET J. Wockenfuss P. Splittorff 1% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-5 1 --- O DET A. Rodriguez P. Splittorff 1% 96% Flyball: LF
t5 0-5 2 --- O DET A. Trammell P. Splittorff 0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Tigers' Jim Slaton facing 3-4-5
b5 5-0 0 --- KCR P. LaCock J. Slaton 1% 97% Double (CF-RF)
Ed Glynn replaces Jim Slaton pitching
b5 5-0 0 -2- O KCR D. Porter E. Glynn -0% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted; LaCock to 3B
b5 5-0 1 --3 RO KCR A. Cowens E. Glynn 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B; LaCock Scores
b5 6-0 2 --- O KCR C. Hurdle E. Glynn -0% 98% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 6.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
Willie Wilson replaces Clint Hurdle playing LF batting 6th
t6 0-6 0 --- R DET R. LeFlore P. Splittorff -2% 96% Home Run
t6 1-6 0 --- O DET L. Whitaker P. Splittorff 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-6 1 --- O DET R. Staub P. Splittorff 1% 97% Flyball: LF
t6 1-6 2 --- O DET J. Thompson P. Splittorff 0% 98% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Tigers' Ed Glynn facing 7-8-9
b6 6-1 0 --- R KCR A. Otis E. Glynn 1% 99% Home Run
b6 7-1 0 --- KCR F. White E. Glynn 0% 99% Double to LF
b6 7-1 0 -2- O KCR J. Terrell E. Glynn -0% 99% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; White to 3B
b6 7-1 1 --3 O KCR G. Brett E. Glynn -0% 99% Strikeout
b6 7-1 2 --3 O KCR H. McRae E. Glynn -0% 99% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 7.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-7, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t7 1-7 0 --- O DET S. Kemp P. Splittorff 0% 99% Foul Popfly: 3B
t7 1-7 1 --- R DET L. Parrish P. Splittorff -1% 98% Home Run
t7 2-7 1 --- DET J. Wockenfuss P. Splittorff -1% 97% Single (LF-CF)
t7 2-7 1 1-- O DET A. Rodriguez P. Splittorff 1% 98% Lineout: 2B
t7 2-7 2 1-- O DET A. Trammell P. Splittorff 1% 99% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-2, Tigers' Ed Glynn facing 3-4-5
b7 7-2 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock E. Glynn -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
b7 7-2 1 --- KCR D. Porter E. Glynn 0% 99% Walk
b7 7-2 1 1-- KCR A. Cowens E. Glynn 0% 99% Single to CF; Porter to 3B
b7 7-2 1 1-3 RO KCR W. Wilson E. Glynn 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Porter Scores
b7 8-2 2 1-- O KCR A. Otis E. Glynn -0% 99% Foul Popfly: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 8.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-8, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
t8 2-8 0 --- O DET R. LeFlore P. Splittorff 0% 100% Strikeout
t8 2-8 1 --- O DET L. Whitaker P. Splittorff 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t8 2-8 2 --- DET R. Staub P. Splittorff -0% 100% Walk
t8 2-8 2 1-- O DET J. Thompson P. Splittorff 0% 100% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-2, Tigers' Ed Glynn facing 8-9-1
b8 8-2 0 --- O KCR F. White E. Glynn -0% 100% Flyball: RF
b8 8-2 1 --- KCR J. Terrell E. Glynn 0% 100% Single to CF
b8 8-2 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett E. Glynn -0% 100% Strikeout
b8 8-2 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae E. Glynn -0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 8.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-8, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 5-6-7
t9 2-8 0 --- O DET S. Kemp P. Splittorff 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t9 2-8 1 --- O DET L. Parrish P. Splittorff 0% 100% Lineout: SS
t9 2-8 2 --- R DET J. Wockenfuss P. Splittorff -0% 100% Home Run
t9 3-8 2 --- O DET A. Rodriguez P. Splittorff 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Royals 8.

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