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Tuesday, September 12, 1978, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 21,379, Time of Game: 2:17
Athletics
1
66-79
 Lost 2 
4th, 14 GB
at Royals
8
79-64
 Won 2 
1st
W: Larry Gura (14-4)
L: Rick Langford (7-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  5  0
Royals          2  0  0   1  1  1   2  1  X    8 16  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 0 0 0 1 4 .273 .303 .329 .633 -0.079 0.75 0.000 -0.079 -0.9 2 2
Glenn Burke CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .246 .280 .307 .588 -0.002 0.58 0.041 -0.042 -0.1 1 0 2B
Rico Carty DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .287 .342 .512 .853 -0.057 0.57 0.000 -0.057 -0.7
Mitchell Page LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .295 .371 .468 .839 0.079 0.70 0.108 -0.029 0.6 2 0 2B
Jeff Newman 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .242 .291 .356 .647 -0.067 0.62 0.000 -0.067 -0.8 6 1
Taylor Duncan 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .262 .298 .348 .646 -0.051 0.51 0.000 -0.051 -0.7 2 0
Mario Guerrero SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .278 .307 .354 .661 0.032 0.71 0.060 -0.028 0.4 3 4 2B
Tim Hosley C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .375 .444 .500 .944 -0.074 0.95 0.000 -0.074 -0.8 5 2
Joe Wallis RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .263 .325 .401 .727 -0.030 0.69 0.016 -0.045 -0.4 1 0
Rick Langford P 2 0
   Dave Heaverlo P 0 2
Team Totals 32 1 5 1 1 4 33 .156 .182 .250 .432 -0.249 0.67 0.225 -0.472 -3.3 24 11
2B: G Burke (6, off L Gura); M Guerrero (18, off L Gura); M Page (23, off L Gura).
TB: M Guerrero 3; M Page 3; G Burke 2.
RBI: M Page (67).
2-out RBI: M Page.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Newman-M Guerrero-R Langford.

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 2 2 0 1 0 4 .254 .367 .376 .743 0.047 0.55 0.076 -0.029 0.2 0 0 2B,CS
   Willie Wilson LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .220 .287 .286 .573 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 1 0
George Brett 3B 5 3 3 0 0 0 5 .281 .326 .435 .761 0.029 0.57 0.068 -0.039 0.9 1 4 2B,SB
Amos Otis CF 5 0 3 2 0 1 5 .288 .369 .517 .886 0.085 0.69 0.095 -0.010 1.7 4 0 3B,SB
Darrell Porter C 3 1 0 0 2 0 5 .282 .374 .480 .854 -0.045 0.70 0.015 -0.060 -0.8 4 0 GDP,2·IW
Pete LaCock 1B 4 1 3 3 0 0 4 .303 .337 .430 .766 0.137 1.03 0.158 -0.021 2.8 9 0
Al Cowens RF 3 0 1 1 0 1 4 .282 .328 .407 .735 -0.033 0.65 0.018 -0.051 0.0 3 0 SF
Hal McRae DH 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .269 .323 .428 .751 0.006 0.59 0.042 -0.036 0.8 2B
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .262 .324 .322 .646 0.068 0.60 0.104 -0.036 -0.1 1 2 CS
Frank White 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .273 .319 .388 .707 -0.040 0.36 0.000 -0.040 -1.3 4 0
Larry Gura P 0 1
Team Totals 36 8 16 8 3 5 40 .444 .475 .583 1.058 0.254 0.62 0.576 -0.322 4.2 27 7
2B: H McRae (35, off R Langford); S Braun (12, off R Langford); G Brett (39, off D Heaverlo).
3B: A Otis (6, off D Heaverlo).
SF: A Cowens (10, off D Heaverlo).
IBB: D Porter 2 (12, 1 by R Langford, 1 by D Heaverlo).
TB: A Otis 5; G Brett 4; H McRae 4; P LaCock 3; S Braun 3; F Patek; A Cowens.
GIDP: D Porter (13).
RBI: P LaCock 3 (43); F Patek 2 (42); A Otis 2 (86); A Cowens (60).
2-out RBI: A Otis 2; F Patek.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 6 for 17.
Baserunning
SB: A Otis (28, 2nd base off R Langford/T Hosley); G Brett (18, 2nd base off D Heaverlo/T Hosley).
CS: S Braun (2, 2nd base by R Langford/T Hosley); F Patek (9, 2nd base by R Langford/T Hosley).

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Langford, L (7-11) 5 10 5 5 2 2 0 3.19 24 27 -0.230 0.92 -2.6
Dave Heaverlo 3 6 3 3 1 3 0 3.43 16 2 1 -0.023 0.15 -1.6
Team Totals 8 16 8 8 3 5 0 9.00 40 27 2 1 -0.253 0.62 -4.2
R Langford faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura, W (14-4) 9 5 1 1 1 4 0 2.75 33 76 0.248 0.67 3.3
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 1 4 0 1.00 33 76 0.248 0.67 3.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R Langford (8; D Porter); D Heaverlo (9; D Porter).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Marty Springstead, 1B - Rich Garcia, 2B - Jim Evans, 3B - Durwood Merrill.
Time of Game: 2:17.
Attendance: 21,379.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 86° F, Wind 15mph in unknown direction, 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 Jeff Newman 1B 5 Pete LaCock 1B
6 Taylor Duncan 3B 6 Al Cowens RF
7 Mario Guerrero SS 7 Hal McRae DH
8 Tim Hosley C 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Joe Wallis RF 9 Frank White 2B
Rick Langford P Larry Gura P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-1 1 123 RR KCR P. LaCock R. Langford 13% 68% Single to CF; Braun Scores; Brett Scores; Porter to 2B
b4 2-1 2 -2- R KCR F. Patek R. Langford 10% 78% Single to RF; McRae Scores
t1 0-0 2 --3 R OAK M. Page L. Gura -9% 42% Single to RF; Burke Scores
b5 3-1 2 --3 R KCR A. Otis R. Langford 7% 88% Single to RF; Braun Scores
b1 0-1 0 1-- KCR G. Brett R. Langford 6% 54% Single to RF; Braun to 2B

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' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O OAK M. Edwards L. Gura 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- OAK G. Burke L. Gura -4% 48% Double to LF
t1 0-0 1 -2- O OAK R. Carty L. Gura 3% 51% Flyball: RF; Burke to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 R OAK M. Page L. Gura -9% 42% Single to RF; Burke Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- O OAK J. Newman L. Gura 2% 44% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- KCR S. Braun R. Langford 4% 48% Single to LF
b1 0-1 0 1-- KCR G. Brett R. Langford 6% 54% Single to RF; Braun to 2B
b1 0-1 0 12- O KCR A. Otis R. Langford -1% 53% Groundout: SS-1B; Braun to 3B; Brett to 2B
b1 0-1 1 -23 KCR D. Porter R. Langford 1% 55% Intentional Walk
b1 0-1 1 123 RR KCR P. LaCock R. Langford 13% 68% Single to CF; Braun Scores; Brett Scores; Porter to 2B
b1 2-1 1 12- O KCR A. Cowens R. Langford -4% 64% Strikeout
b1 2-1 2 12- O KCR H. McRae R. Langford -4% 61% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 6-7-8
t2 1-2 0 --- O OAK T. Duncan L. Gura 2% 63% Lineout: 2B
t2 1-2 1 --- OAK M. Guerrero L. Gura -4% 59% Double to LF
t2 1-2 1 -2- O OAK T. Hosley L. Gura 4% 63% Foul Popfly: 1B
t2 1-2 2 -2- O OAK J. Wallis L. Gura 3% 66% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 8-9-1
b2 2-1 0 --- O KCR F. Patek R. Langford -2% 64% Flyball: CF
b2 2-1 1 --- O KCR F. White R. Langford -1% 63% Strikeout
b2 2-1 2 --- KCR S. Braun R. Langford 1% 64% Walk
b2 2-1 2 1-- O KCR G. Brett R. Langford -2% 62% Braun Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
t3 1-2 0 --- O OAK M. Edwards L. Gura 3% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-2 1 --- O OAK G. Burke L. Gura 2% 66% Lineout: CF
t3 1-2 2 --- O OAK R. Carty L. Gura 1% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 2-3-4
b3 2-1 0 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Langford -2% 65% Flyball: LF
b3 2-1 1 --- KCR A. Otis R. Langford 2% 68% Single to CF
b3 2-1 1 1-- OO KCR D. Porter R. Langford -5% 63% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
t4 1-2 0 --- O OAK M. Page L. Gura 3% 66% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 1-2 1 --- O OAK J. Newman L. Gura 2% 68% Strikeout
t4 1-2 2 --- O OAK T. Duncan L. Gura 1% 69% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 5-6-7
b4 2-1 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock R. Langford -2% 67% Groundout: 2B-P
b4 2-1 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens R. Langford -1% 66% Flyball: LF
b4 2-1 2 --- KCR H. McRae R. Langford 2% 68% Double to RF
b4 2-1 2 -2- R KCR F. Patek R. Langford 10% 78% Single to RF; McRae Scores
b4 3-1 2 1-- O KCR F. White R. Langford -2% 76% Patek Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 3.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-3, Royals' Larry Gura facing 7-8-9
t5 1-3 0 --- O OAK M. Guerrero L. Gura 3% 79% Flyball: RF
t5 1-3 1 --- O OAK T. Hosley L. Gura 2% 81% Groundout: P-1B
t5 1-3 2 --- OAK J. Wallis L. Gura -2% 79% Walk
t5 1-3 2 1-- O OAK M. Edwards L. Gura 3% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 9-1-2
b5 3-1 0 --- O KCR F. White R. Langford -1% 81% Popfly: 3B
b5 3-1 1 --- KCR S. Braun R. Langford 3% 83% Double to RF
b5 3-1 1 -2- O KCR G. Brett R. Langford -2% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B; Braun to 3B
b5 3-1 2 --3 R KCR A. Otis R. Langford 7% 88% Single to RF; Braun Scores
b5 4-1 2 1-- KCR D. Porter R. Langford 0% 89% Otis Steals 2B
b5 4-1 2 -2- O KCR D. Porter R. Langford -1% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Larry Gura facing 2-3-4
t6 1-4 0 --- O OAK G. Burke L. Gura 2% 89% Strikeout Looking
t6 1-4 1 --- O OAK R. Carty L. Gura 1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-4 2 --- OAK M. Page L. Gura -2% 89% Double to LF
t6 1-4 2 -2- O OAK J. Newman L. Gura 3% 92% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 5-6-7
b6 4-1 0 --- KCR P. LaCock R. Langford 1% 93% Single to CF
b6 4-1 0 1-- KCR A. Cowens R. Langford 2% 94% Single to LF; LaCock to 2B
Dave Heaverlo replaces Rick Langford pitching
b6 4-1 0 12- KCR H. McRae D. Heaverlo 2% 96% Single to LF; LaCock to 3B; Cowens to 2B
b6 4-1 0 123 RO KCR F. Patek D. Heaverlo 0% 97% Groundout: P-SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; LaCock Scores; Cowens to 3B
b6 5-1 1 1-3 O KCR F. White D. Heaverlo -1% 96% Strikeout Looking
b6 5-1 2 1-3 O KCR S. Braun D. Heaverlo -1% 95% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 5.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Larry Gura facing 6-7-8
Willie Wilson replaces Steve Braun playing LF batting 1st
t7 1-5 0 --- O OAK T. Duncan L. Gura 1% 96% Popfly: SS
t7 1-5 1 --- OAK M. Guerrero L. Gura -2% 94% Single to CF
t7 1-5 1 1-- O OAK T. Hosley L. Gura 2% 96% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t7 1-5 2 1-- O OAK J. Wallis L. Gura 1% 97% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Athletics' Dave Heaverlo facing 2-3-4
b7 5-1 0 --- KCR G. Brett D. Heaverlo 0% 98% Single to CF
b7 5-1 0 1-- KCR A. Otis D. Heaverlo 0% 98% Brett Steals 2B
b7 5-1 0 -2- O KCR A. Otis D. Heaverlo -0% 98% Strikeout
b7 5-1 1 -2- KCR D. Porter D. Heaverlo 0% 98% Intentional Walk
b7 5-1 1 12- R KCR P. LaCock D. Heaverlo 1% 99% Single to RF; Brett Scores; Porter to 3B
b7 6-1 1 1-3 RO KCR A. Cowens D. Heaverlo 0% 99% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Porter Scores
b7 7-1 2 1-- KCR H. McRae D. Heaverlo 0% 99% Single to CF; LaCock to 2B
b7 7-1 2 12- O KCR F. Patek D. Heaverlo -0% 99% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 7.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-7, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
t8 1-7 0 --- O OAK M. Edwards L. Gura 0% 100% Popfly: 2B
t8 1-7 1 --- O OAK G. Burke L. Gura 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t8 1-7 2 --- O OAK R. Carty L. Gura 0% 100% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-1, Athletics' Dave Heaverlo facing 9-1-2
b8 7-1 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Heaverlo -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 7-1 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Heaverlo -0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B
b8 7-1 2 --- KCR G. Brett D. Heaverlo 0% 100% Double to RF
b8 7-1 2 -2- R KCR A. Otis D. Heaverlo 0% 100% Triple to LF; Brett Scores
b8 8-1 2 --3 O KCR D. Porter D. Heaverlo -0% 100% Popfly: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 8.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-8, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
t9 1-8 0 --- O OAK M. Page L. Gura 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 1-8 1 --- O OAK J. Newman L. Gura 0% 100% Lineout: RF
t9 1-8 2 --- O OAK T. Duncan L. Gura 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 8.

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