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@BOS
4
5
MIN
@CHW
3
1
TOR
@CLE
4
6
TOR
@CLE
7
1
OAK
@KCR
2
7
MIL
@SEA
5
3
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@TEX
0
1
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@CIN
8
9
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@MON
1
3
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@NYM
9
4
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@PHI
3
10
ATL
@SDP
7
2
LAD
@SFG
7
2
Monday, September 11, 1978, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 24,765, Time of Game: 1:58
Athletics
2
66-78
 Lost 1 
4th, 13 GB
at Royals
7
78-64
 Won 1 
1st
W: Marty Pattin (3-2)
L: Matt Keough (8-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  0    2  4  1
Royals          0  1  5   0  1  0   0  0  X    7  9  0

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Edwards 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .276 .306 .332 .639 -0.027 0.34 0.005 -0.031 -0.2 0 4
Glenn Burke CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .246 .281 .303 .584 -0.029 0.26 0.000 -0.029 -1.2 4 0 GDP
Rico Carty DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .290 .344 .516 .860 -0.013 0.18 0.000 -0.013 -0.3
Mitchell Page LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .294 .370 .466 .836 -0.027 0.43 0.003 -0.030 -0.1 1 0
Dave Revering 1B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .273 .305 .408 .713 -0.011 0.35 0.009 -0.020 0.8 11 0
Taylor Duncan 3B 3 0 1 2 0 0 3 .266 .302 .353 .655 -0.001 0.27 0.012 -0.013 0.7 1 5
Bruce Robinson C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .274 .308 .323 .630 -0.051 0.56 0.000 -0.051 -1.2 4 0 GDP
   Scott Meyer C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Miguel Dilone RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .226 .297 .265 .563 -0.021 0.29 0.000 -0.021 -0.4 1 0
Rob Picciolo SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .203 .217 .203 .420 -0.013 0.25 0.000 -0.013 -0.2 2 2
   Wayne Gross PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .197 .309 .329 .639 -0.004 0.14 0.000 -0.004 -0.2
Matt Keough P 0 1
   Mike Norris P 0 0
   Bob Lacey P 0 0
Team Totals 29 2 4 2 0 3 29 .138 .138 .138 .276 -0.197 0.32 0.029 -0.225 -2.3 24 12
TB: D Revering; M Page; M Edwards; T Duncan.
GIDP: G Burke (6); B Robinson (2).
RBI: T Duncan 2 (34).
Team LOB: 0.
With RISP: 1 for 1.
Fielding
E: T Duncan (8).

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 1 0 0 1 0 4 .247 .360 .365 .724 0.012 0.65 0.037 -0.025 -0.2 0 0 SB
   Willie Wilson LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .221 .289 .287 .576 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.1 0 0
George Brett 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .278 .323 .431 .754 -0.063 0.48 0.000 -0.063 -1.2 2 1
Amos Otis CF 4 1 1 3 0 0 4 .284 .367 .511 .878 0.130 0.46 0.142 -0.012 1.5 3 0 HR
Darrell Porter C 3 2 2 2 1 1 4 .284 .373 .484 .857 0.085 0.30 0.086 0.000 2.2 3 1 2·HR
Pete LaCock 1B 4 2 2 0 0 1 4 .296 .331 .425 .756 -0.029 0.42 0.007 -0.035 0.1 14 1
Al Cowens RF 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .282 .329 .408 .737 0.130 0.38 0.131 -0.001 1.3 2 0 2B
Hal McRae DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .266 .320 .424 .744 -0.020 0.39 0.012 -0.032 -0.2
U.L. Washington SS 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .270 .323 .295 .618 -0.026 0.40 0.005 -0.031 -0.8 1 5 SF
   Freddie Patek SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .325 .323 .647 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Frank White 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .276 .322 .392 .714 0.082 0.27 0.089 -0.007 0.7 1 5 3B
Marty Pattin P 1 0
Team Totals 33 7 9 7 3 3 37 .273 .324 .636 .961 0.301 0.41 0.509 -0.206 3.2 27 13
2B: A Cowens (22, off M Keough).
3B: F White (6, off M Keough).
HR: A Otis (20, off M Keough, 3rd inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF); D Porter 2 (18, 1 off M Norris, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF, 1 off M Keough, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
SF: U Washington (1, off M Norris).
TB: D Porter 8; A Otis 4; F White 4; A Cowens 3; P LaCock 2.
RBI: A Otis 3 (84); D Porter 2 (74); U Washington (9); A Cowens (59).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. P LaCock-U Washington-M Pattin; U Washington-F White-P LaCock.
Baserunning
SB: S Braun (4, 2nd base off M Keough/B Robinson).

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Matt Keough, L (8-12) 2.1 4 5 5 2 1 2 3.25 13 28 -0.281 0.97 -3.8
Mike Norris 4.2 5 2 1 1 2 1 4.50 21 0 0 -0.022 0.10 0.2
Bob Lacey 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.07 3 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.5
Team Totals 8 9 7 6 3 3 3 6.75 37 28 0 0 -0.302 0.41 -3.2

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Marty Pattin, W (3-2) 9 4 2 2 0 3 0 3.75 29 74 0.198 0.32 2.3
Team Totals 9 4 2 2 0 3 0 2.00 29 74 0.198 0.32 2.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Durwood Merrill, 1B - Marty Springstead, 2B - Rich Garcia, 3B - Jim Evans.
Time of Game: 1:58.
Attendance: 24,765.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 84° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics         Kansas City Royals
1 Mike Edwards 2B 1 Steve Braun LF
2 Glenn Burke CF 2 George Brett 3B
3 Rico Carty DH 3 Amos Otis CF
4 Mitchell Page LF 4 Darrell Porter C
5 Dave Revering 1B 5 Pete LaCock 1B
6 Taylor Duncan 3B 6 Al Cowens RF
7 Bruce Robinson C 7 Hal McRae DH
8 Miguel Dilone RF 8 U.L. Washington SS
9 Rob Picciolo SS 9 Frank White 2B
Matt Keough P Marty Pattin P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-0 1 -23 RRR KCR A. Otis M. Keough 14% 89% Home Run; White Scores; Braun Scores
b2 0-0 1 1-- R KCR A. Cowens M. Keough 12% 68% Double to LF; LaCock Scores
b3 1-0 0 --- KCR F. White M. Keough 9% 76% Triple to RF
b3 1-0 0 -23 O KCR G. Brett M. Keough -5% 75% Strikeout
b3 4-0 1 --- R KCR D. Porter M. Keough 4% 93% Home Run

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O OAK M. Edwards M. Pattin 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O OAK G. Burke M. Pattin 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O OAK R. Carty M. Pattin 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Matt Keough facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR S. Braun M. Keough -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Keough -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Keough -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O OAK M. Page M. Pattin 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O OAK D. Revering M. Pattin 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O OAK T. Duncan M. Pattin 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Matt Keough facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- KCR D. Porter M. Keough 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- O KCR P. LaCock M. Keough -3% 55% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-0 1 1-- R KCR A. Cowens M. Keough 12% 68% Double to LF; LaCock Scores
b2 1-0 1 -2- O KCR H. McRae M. Keough -3% 65% Groundout: P-1B
b2 1-0 2 -2- O KCR U. Washington M. Keough -3% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- O OAK B. Robinson M. Pattin 3% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- O OAK M. Dilone M. Pattin 2% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- O OAK R. Picciolo M. Pattin 1% 67% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Matt Keough facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- KCR F. White M. Keough 9% 76% Triple to RF
b3 1-0 0 --3 KCR S. Braun M. Keough 3% 79% Walk
b3 1-0 0 1-3 KCR G. Brett M. Keough 1% 80% Braun Steals 2B
b3 1-0 0 -23 O KCR G. Brett M. Keough -5% 75% Strikeout
b3 1-0 1 -23 RRR KCR A. Otis M. Keough 14% 89% Home Run; White Scores; Braun Scores
b3 4-0 1 --- R KCR D. Porter M. Keough 4% 93% Home Run
Mike Norris replaces Matt Keough pitching
b3 5-0 1 --- KCR P. LaCock M. Norris 1% 94% Single to RF
b3 5-0 1 1-- KCR A. Cowens M. Norris 1% 95% Walk; LaCock to 2B
b3 5-0 1 12- KCR H. McRae M. Norris 1% 96% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); LaCock to 3B; Cowens to 2B
b3 5-0 1 123 RO KCR U. Washington M. Norris 1% 96% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; LaCock Scores/unER; Cowens to 3B
b3 6-0 2 1-3 O KCR F. White M. Norris -1% 96% Popfly: 3B
5 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 6.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 1-2-3
t4 0-6 0 --- O OAK M. Edwards M. Pattin 1% 96% Popfly: 1B
t4 0-6 1 --- O OAK G. Burke M. Pattin 0% 97% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-6 2 --- O OAK R. Carty M. Pattin 0% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 1-2-3
b4 6-0 0 --- O KCR S. Braun M. Norris -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 6-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett M. Norris -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 6-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis M. Norris -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 6.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-6, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 4-5-6
t5 0-6 0 --- O OAK M. Page M. Pattin 1% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 0-6 1 --- O OAK D. Revering M. Pattin 0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 0-6 2 --- O OAK T. Duncan M. Pattin 0% 98% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-0, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 4-5-6
b5 6-0 0 --- R KCR D. Porter M. Norris 1% 99% Home Run
b5 7-0 0 --- KCR P. LaCock M. Norris 0% 99% Single to RF
b5 7-0 0 1-- O KCR A. Cowens M. Norris -0% 99% Foul Popfly: C
b5 7-0 1 1-- O KCR H. McRae M. Norris -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b5 7-0 2 1-- O KCR U. Washington M. Norris -0% 99% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 7.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-7, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 7-8-9
t6 0-7 0 --- O OAK B. Robinson M. Pattin 0% 99% Groundout: C-1B
t6 0-7 1 --- O OAK M. Dilone M. Pattin 0% 99% Flyball: RF
t6 0-7 2 --- O OAK R. Picciolo M. Pattin 0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-0, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 9-1-2
b6 7-0 0 --- KCR F. White M. Norris 0% 99% Single to CF
b6 7-0 0 1-- O KCR S. Braun M. Norris -0% 99% Foul Popfly: SS
b6 7-0 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett M. Norris -0% 99% Foul Flyball: LF
b6 7-0 2 1-- O KCR A. Otis M. Norris -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 7.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-7, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 1-2-3
Willie Wilson replaces Steve Braun playing LF batting 1st
t7 0-7 0 --- OAK M. Edwards M. Pattin -0% 99% Single to CF
t7 0-7 0 1-- OO OAK G. Burke M. Pattin 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t7 0-7 2 --- O OAK R. Carty M. Pattin 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-0, Athletics' Mike Norris facing 4-5-6
b7 7-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter M. Norris -0% 100% Strikeout
b7 7-0 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock M. Norris -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b7 7-0 2 --- KCR A. Cowens M. Norris 0% 100% Single to LF
b7 7-0 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae M. Norris -0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 7.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-7, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 4-5-6
t8 0-7 0 --- OAK M. Page M. Pattin -0% 99% Single to RF
t8 0-7 0 1-- OAK D. Revering M. Pattin -1% 98% Single; Page to 3B; Revering to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
t8 0-7 0 -23 RR OAK T. Duncan M. Pattin -1% 97% Single to CF; Page Scores; Revering Scores
t8 2-7 0 1-- OO OAK B. Robinson M. Pattin 2% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P
t8 2-7 2 --- O OAK M. Dilone M. Pattin 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-2, Athletics' Bob Lacey facing 8-9-1
Bob Lacey replaces Mike Norris pitching
Scott Meyer replaces Bruce Robinson playing C batting 7th
b8 7-2 0 --- O KCR U. Washington B. Lacey -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 7-2 1 --- O KCR F. White B. Lacey -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 7-2 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson B. Lacey -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 7.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-7, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 9-1-2
Freddie Patek replaces U.L. Washington playing SS batting 8th
Wayne Gross pinch hits for Rob Picciolo (SS) batting 9th
t9 2-7 0 --- O OAK W. Gross M. Pattin 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 2-7 1 --- O OAK M. Edwards M. Pattin 0% 100% Lineout: 3B
t9 2-7 2 --- O OAK G. Burke M. Pattin 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Royals 7.

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