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2
10
Sunday, September 3, 1978, 1:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 27,217, Time of Game: 1:56
Tigers
2
74-61
 Lost 2 
5th, 11 GB
at Royals
6
73-61
 Won 2 
1st
W: Larry Gura (13-4)
L: Dave Rozema (6-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  1   0  1  0   0  0  0    2  5  1
Royals          0  0  1   0  4  1   0  0  X    6  6  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 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .295 .355 .395 .751 0.078 0.86 0.156 -0.078 0.0 2 0 HR
Lou Whitaker 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .294 .352 .359 .711 0.027 0.77 0.057 -0.030 0.3 2 6
Rusty Staub DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .288 .356 .453 .809 -0.112 1.01 0.000 -0.112 -1.3
Jason Thompson 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .291 .368 .478 .845 -0.111 1.11 0.000 -0.111 -1.3 13 0
Steve Kemp LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .280 .385 .400 .785 -0.053 0.53 0.000 -0.053 -0.6 2 0
John Wockenfuss RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .277 .360 .394 .754 -0.044 0.59 0.000 -0.044 -0.5 4 0
Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .292 .377 .668 0.019 0.61 0.041 -0.021 0.1 0 2
Milt May C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .269 .322 .403 .725 0.028 1.01 0.062 -0.034 0.3 0 0
Alan Trammell SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .269 .328 .332 .660 0.068 1.15 0.101 -0.033 0.6 1 5
Dave Rozema P 0 1
Team Totals 32 2 5 2 0 3 32 .156 .156 .250 .406 -0.100 0.85 0.417 -0.516 -2.3 24 14
HR: R LeFlore (10, off L Gura, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: R LeFlore 4; A Rodriguez; L Whitaker; A Trammell; M May.
RBI: A Trammell (28); R LeFlore (55).
2-out RBI: R LeFlore.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Rodriguez-L Whitaker-J Thompson.
E: S Kemp (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 1 1 2 0 0 4 .289 .336 .444 .780 0.151 1.35 0.174 -0.023 0.8 1 1
Hal McRae DH 4 1 1 3 0 0 4 .274 .328 .434 .762 0.291 0.84 0.319 -0.028 2.2 HR
Pete LaCock 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .310 .337 .448 .785 -0.042 0.42 0.000 -0.042 -0.6 9 0
Darrell Porter C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .283 .373 .471 .844 -0.010 0.50 0.033 -0.043 0.4 4 0 3B
Al Cowens RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .282 .326 .415 .740 0.016 0.49 0.043 -0.027 -0.2 5 0 2B
Clint Hurdle LF 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 .266 .354 .395 .748 -0.002 1.06 0.032 -0.034 0.2 2 0 SF
   Willie Wilson LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .289 .288 .577 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Amos Otis CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .270 .353 .488 .842 -0.054 1.03 0.038 -0.092 -0.7 3 0 GDP
Frank White 2B 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 .277 .324 .389 .713 0.045 1.00 0.075 -0.030 0.2 0 5
Jerry Terrell SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .200 .226 .209 .435 0.006 1.14 0.025 -0.019 -0.2 2 1
Larry Gura P 0 1
Team Totals 29 6 6 6 1 0 31 .207 .226 .414 .640 0.401 0.86 0.739 -0.338 2.2 27 8
2B: A Cowens (21, off D Rozema).
3B: D Porter (5, off D Rozema).
HR: H McRae (14, off D Rozema, 5th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: C Hurdle (6, off D Rozema).
TB: H McRae 4; D Porter 3; A Cowens 2; A Otis; J Terrell; G Brett.
GIDP: A Otis (9).
RBI: H McRae 3 (60); G Brett 2 (51); C Hurdle (54).
2-out RBI: H McRae 3; G Brett.
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 3 for 7.

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Rozema, L (6-10) 8 6 6 5 1 0 1 3.31 31 47 -0.401 0.86 -2.2
Team Totals 8 6 6 5 1 0 1 5.62 31 47 -0.401 0.86 -2.2

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura, W (13-4) 9 5 2 2 0 3 1 2.73 32 72 0.099 0.85 2.3
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 0 3 1 2.00 32 72 0.099 0.85 2.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Terry Cooney, 1B - Al Clark, 2B - Bill Kunkel, 3B - Bill Deegan.
Time of Game: 1:56.
Attendance: 27,217.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 91° F, Wind 9mph in unknown direction, 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 John Wockenfuss RF 6 Clint Hurdle LF
7 Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 7 Amos Otis CF
8 Milt May C 8 Frank White 2B
9 Alan Trammell SS 9 Jerry Terrell SS
Dave Rozema P Larry Gura P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 2-2 2 12- RRR KCR H. McRae D. Rozema 32% 88% Home Run; Terrell Scores; Brett Scores
t5 1-1 2 --- R DET R. LeFlore L. Gura -16% 39% Home Run
b5 1-2 2 1-3 R KCR G. Brett D. Rozema 15% 56% Single to LF; Otis Scores; Terrell to 2B
t3 0-0 0 12- R DET A. Trammell L. Gura -10% 30% Single to CF; Rodriguez Scores; May to 2B
b2 0-0 1 12- OO KCR A. Otis D. Rozema -9% 50% 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, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET R. LeFlore L. Gura 2% 52% Groundout: P-2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O DET L. Whitaker L. Gura 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O DET R. Staub L. Gura 1% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Dave Rozema facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Rozema -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Rozema -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR P. LaCock D. Rozema -1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O DET J. Thompson L. Gura 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O DET S. Kemp L. Gura 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O DET J. Wockenfuss L. Gura 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Dave Rozema facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter D. Rozema -2% 53% Popfly: 2B
b2 0-0 1 --- KCR A. Cowens D. Rozema 4% 57% Double to LF
b2 0-0 1 -2- KCR C. Hurdle D. Rozema 2% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 1 12- OO KCR A. Otis D. Rozema -9% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- DET A. Rodriguez L. Gura -4% 46% Single to LF
t3 0-0 0 1-- DET M. May L. Gura -6% 40% Single to LF; Rodriguez to 2B
t3 0-0 0 12- R DET A. Trammell L. Gura -10% 30% Single to CF; Rodriguez Scores; May to 2B
t3 1-0 0 12- O DET R. LeFlore L. Gura 5% 35% Flyball: RF
t3 1-0 1 12- DET L. Whitaker L. Gura -6% 29% Single to LF; May to 3B; Trammell to 2B
t3 1-0 1 123 O DET R. Staub L. Gura 7% 36% Foul Popfly: C
t3 1-0 2 123 O DET J. Thompson L. Gura 7% 43% Strikeout
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Dave Rozema facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- KCR F. White D. Rozema 7% 50% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); White to 2B
b3 0-1 0 -2- O KCR J. Terrell D. Rozema -2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B; White to 3B
b3 0-1 1 --3 RO KCR G. Brett D. Rozema 3% 51% Groundout: SS-1B; White Scores/unER
b3 1-1 2 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Rozema -1% 50% Flyball: LF
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 5-6-7
t4 1-1 0 --- O DET S. Kemp L. Gura 3% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 1-1 1 --- O DET J. Wockenfuss L. Gura 2% 55% Flyball: LF
t4 1-1 2 --- O DET A. Rodriguez L. Gura 1% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Dave Rozema facing 3-4-5
b4 1-1 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock D. Rozema -3% 53% Flyball: RF
b4 1-1 1 --- O KCR D. Porter D. Rozema -2% 51% Flyball: LF
b4 1-1 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens D. Rozema -1% 50% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 8-9-1
t5 1-1 0 --- O DET M. May L. Gura 3% 53% Lineout: SS
t5 1-1 1 --- O DET A. Trammell L. Gura 2% 55% Flyball: RF
t5 1-1 2 --- R DET R. LeFlore L. Gura -16% 39% Home Run
t5 2-1 2 --- O DET L. Whitaker L. Gura 1% 41% Lineout: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Dave Rozema facing 6-7-8
b5 1-2 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle D. Rozema -3% 37% Flyball: CF
b5 1-2 1 --- KCR A. Otis D. Rozema 4% 41% Single to LF
b5 1-2 1 1-- O KCR F. White D. Rozema -3% 38% Groundout: SS-2B-1B; Otis to 2B
b5 1-2 2 -2- KCR J. Terrell D. Rozema 3% 41% Single to LF; Otis to 3B
b5 1-2 2 1-3 R KCR G. Brett D. Rozema 15% 56% Single to LF; Otis Scores; Terrell to 2B
b5 2-2 2 12- RRR KCR H. McRae D. Rozema 32% 88% Home Run; Terrell Scores; Brett Scores
b5 5-2 2 --- O KCR P. LaCock D. Rozema -0% 87% Groundout: P-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 5.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Larry Gura facing 3-4-5
t6 2-5 0 --- O DET R. Staub L. Gura 2% 89% Strikeout
t6 2-5 1 --- O DET J. Thompson L. Gura 1% 91% Foul Popfly: 3B
t6 2-5 2 --- O DET S. Kemp L. Gura 1% 92% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Tigers' Dave Rozema facing 4-5-6
b6 5-2 0 --- KCR D. Porter D. Rozema 3% 95% Triple to RF
b6 5-2 0 --3 O KCR A. Cowens D. Rozema -1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 5-2 1 --3 RO KCR C. Hurdle D. Rozema 1% 95% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Porter Scores
b6 6-2 2 --- O KCR A. Otis D. Rozema -0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 6.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Larry Gura facing 6-7-8
Willie Wilson replaces Clint Hurdle playing LF batting 6th
t7 2-6 0 --- O DET J. Wockenfuss L. Gura 1% 96% Popfly: 1B
t7 2-6 1 --- O DET A. Rodriguez L. Gura 1% 97% Flyball: LF
t7 2-6 2 --- O DET M. May L. Gura 0% 97% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Tigers' Dave Rozema facing 8-9-1
b7 6-2 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Rozema -0% 97% Lineout: RF
b7 6-2 1 --- O KCR J. Terrell D. Rozema -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 6-2 2 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Rozema -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 6.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Larry Gura facing 9-1-2
t8 2-6 0 --- O DET A. Trammell L. Gura 1% 98% Flyball: RF
t8 2-6 1 --- O DET R. LeFlore L. Gura 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-6 2 --- O DET L. Whitaker L. Gura 0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-2, Tigers' Dave Rozema facing 2-3-4
b8 6-2 0 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Rozema -0% 99% Lineout: RF
b8 6-2 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock D. Rozema -0% 99% Popfly: 1B
b8 6-2 2 --- O KCR D. Porter D. Rozema -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 6.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-6, Royals' Larry Gura facing 3-4-5
t9 2-6 0 --- O DET R. Staub L. Gura 1% 99% Flyball: CF
t9 2-6 1 --- O DET J. Thompson L. Gura 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 2-6 2 --- O DET S. Kemp L. Gura 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 6.

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