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@CLE
1
2
NYY
@DET
7
3
OAK
@KCR
1
9
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@MIL
5
7
CAL
@TEX
4
6
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@LAD
0
6
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@NYM
4
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@PHI
2
6
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@PIT
1
7
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@SDP
2
6
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@SFG
5
3
 
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Wednesday, September 13, 1978, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 18,359, Time of Game: 1:58
Athletics
1
66-80
 Lost 3 
4th, 15 GB
at Royals
9
80-64
 Won 3 
1st
W: Dennis Leonard (17-17)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  7  4
Royals          0  0  2   0  3  4   0  0  X    9  7  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 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .274 .304 .329 .633 -0.021 0.85 0.028 -0.049 -0.2 1 1
   Darrell Woodard 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .167 .000 .167 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 0 0
Dave Revering 1B 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .275 .308 .416 .724 0.000 0.78 0.057 -0.057 0.7 6 0 HR,GDP
   Jeff Newman 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .241 .290 .354 .645 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.2 1 0
Mitchell Page LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .293 .368 .464 .832 -0.069 0.70 0.000 -0.069 -0.8 1 0
Rico Carty DH 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .286 .342 .509 .851 -0.002 0.63 0.030 -0.032 -0.1
   Tim Hosley PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .400 .444 .844 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.2
Bruce Robinson C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .262 .294 .308 .602 -0.061 0.84 0.000 -0.061 -0.6 2 0
   Jim Essian C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .329 .300 .629 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Scott Meyer C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 1 0
Mario Guerrero SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .279 .307 .354 .661 -0.001 0.54 0.026 -0.027 -0.2 0 0
   Rob Picciolo SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .217 .230 .217 .446 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.1 1 0
Glenn Burke CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .246 .280 .306 .586 -0.056 0.59 0.001 -0.058 -0.5 6 0
Wayne Gross 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .198 .310 .329 .639 0.007 0.56 0.032 -0.025 -0.3 0 3
Joe Wallis RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .261 .323 .399 .722 -0.061 1.25 0.000 -0.061 -0.5 3 0
   Dell Alston PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .221 .250 .235 .485 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 1 0
John Henry Johnson P 0 2
   Elias Sosa P 0 0
Team Totals 33 1 7 1 1 2 34 .212 .235 .303 .538 -0.266 0.60 0.174 -0.441 -3.3 24 6
HR: D Revering (14, off D Leonard, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: D Revering 5; M Guerrero; G Burke; R Picciolo; M Edwards; W Gross.
GIDP: D Revering (11).
RBI: D Revering (41).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 0.
Fielding
E: M Guerrero 2 (24); B Robinson (5); J Johnson (2).

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 2 1 1 0 0 5 .281 .325 .436 .761 0.061 0.76 0.085 -0.024 1.5 0 4 2B,SH
Hal McRae DH 3 1 2 4 0 0 4 .271 .324 .434 .759 0.062 0.73 0.077 -0.015 2.4 HR,SF
Amos Otis CF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .288 .370 .518 .888 0.107 0.45 0.110 -0.003 0.6 3 0 2B
Al Cowens RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .280 .326 .403 .729 -0.047 0.42 0.000 -0.047 -0.9 2 0
Darrell Porter C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .279 .371 .476 .847 -0.042 0.41 0.000 -0.042 -0.8 2 0
   Art Kusnyer C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .300 .500 .800 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
John Wathan 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .314 .335 .410 .746 -0.030 0.30 0.000 -0.030 -0.6 10 1
Frank White 2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .271 .318 .386 .703 -0.016 0.20 0.002 -0.018 -0.3 4 3
Freddie Patek SS 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .262 .326 .322 .648 0.030 0.41 0.043 -0.014 0.2 2 2
Luis Silverio LF 2 3 2 2 1 0 4 1.000 1.000 1.333 2.333 0.109 0.47 0.109 0.000 3.0 2 0 2B,SH
Dennis Leonard P 0 0
   Steve Mingori P 1 0
Team Totals 30 9 7 8 4 3 37 .233 .314 .433 .748 0.234 0.48 0.426 -0.193 5.2 27 10
2B: A Otis (26, off J Johnson); G Brett (40, off J Johnson); L Silverio (1, off J Johnson).
HR: H McRae (16, off J Johnson, 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: H McRae (9, off J Johnson).
SH: L Silverio (1, off J Johnson); G Brett (3, off J Johnson).
TB: H McRae 5; L Silverio 3; A Otis 2; G Brett 2; F Patek.
RBI: H McRae 4 (65); L Silverio 2 (2); A Otis (87); G Brett (53).
2-out RBI: L Silverio 2; A Otis; H McRae.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 4 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. F White-F Patek-J Wathan.

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Henry Johnson, L (10-8) 6 6 9 5 4 2 1 3.18 30 30 -0.234 0.60 -6.1
Elias Sosa 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.40 7 0 0 0.000 0.00 1.0
Team Totals 8 7 9 5 4 3 1 5.62 37 30 0 0 -0.234 0.48 -5.2

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, W (17-17) 6.1 6 1 1 1 2 1 3.53 25 58 0.263 0.81 1.9
Steve Mingori 2.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.86 9 1 0 0.004 0.02 1.5
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 1 2 1 1.00 34 58 1 0 0.267 0.60 3.3
Balks: None.
WP: E Sosa (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rich Garcia, 1B - Jim Evans, 2B - Durwood Merrill, 3B - Marty Springstead.
Time of Game: 1:58.
Attendance: 18,359.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 85° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics         Kansas City Royals
1 Mike Edwards 2B 1 George Brett 3B
2 Dave Revering 1B 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Mitchell Page LF 3 Amos Otis CF
4 Rico Carty DH 4 Al Cowens RF
5 Bruce Robinson C 5 Darrell Porter C
6 Mario Guerrero SS 6 John Wathan 1B
7 Glenn Burke CF 7 Frank White 2B
8 Wayne Gross 3B 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Joe Wallis RF 9 Luis Silverio LF
John Henry Johnson P Dennis Leonard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-0 2 --3 R KCR A. Otis J. Johnson 10% 76% Double to LF; Silverio Scores/unER
b5 2-0 1 1-- R KCR G. Brett J. Johnson 8% 90% Double to LF; Silverio Scores
b5 3-0 1 -2- RR KCR H. McRae J. Johnson 6% 96% Home Run; Brett Scores
b3 0-0 0 1-- KCR L. Silverio J. Johnson 6% 65% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; Patek to 2B
t3 0-0 1 1-- OO OAK D. Revering D. Leonard 6% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B

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' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O OAK M. Edwards D. Leonard 2% 52% Lineout: 2B
t1 0-0 1 --- OAK D. Revering D. Leonard -2% 50% Single to CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O OAK M. Page D. Leonard 3% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O OAK R. Carty D. Leonard 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' John Henry Johnson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Johnson -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Johnson -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- KCR A. Otis J. Johnson 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens J. Johnson -2% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O OAK B. Robinson D. Leonard 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- OAK M. Guerrero D. Leonard -3% 50% Single to LF
t2 0-0 1 1-- O OAK G. Burke D. Leonard 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O OAK W. Gross D. Leonard 2% 55% Foul Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' John Henry Johnson facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter J. Johnson -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan J. Johnson -2% 51% Popfly: 1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O KCR F. White J. Johnson -1% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O OAK J. Wallis D. Leonard 2% 52% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- OAK M. Edwards D. Leonard -3% 50% Single to LF
t3 0-0 1 1-- OO OAK D. Revering D. Leonard 6% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' John Henry Johnson facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- KCR F. Patek J. Johnson 4% 59% Walk
b3 0-0 0 1-- KCR L. Silverio J. Johnson 6% 65% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; Patek to 2B
b3 0-0 0 12- O KCR G. Brett J. Johnson -0% 65% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Patek to 3B; Silverio to 2B
b3 0-0 1 -23 RO KCR H. McRae J. Johnson 1% 66% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Patek Scores/unER; Silverio to 3B
b3 1-0 2 --3 R KCR A. Otis J. Johnson 10% 76% Double to LF; Silverio Scores/unER
b3 2-0 2 -2- KCR A. Cowens J. Johnson 0% 76% E6 on Foul Ball
b3 2-0 2 -2- O KCR A. Cowens J. Johnson -2% 74% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- O OAK M. Page D. Leonard 3% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-2 1 --- OAK R. Carty D. Leonard -3% 74% Walk
t4 0-2 1 1-- O OAK B. Robinson D. Leonard 3% 77% Flyball: LF
t4 0-2 2 1-- O OAK M. Guerrero D. Leonard 3% 79% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' John Henry Johnson facing 5-6-7
b4 2-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter J. Johnson -1% 78% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 2-0 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan J. Johnson -1% 77% Flyball: CF
b4 2-0 2 --- O KCR F. White J. Johnson -1% 76% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
t5 0-2 0 --- O OAK G. Burke D. Leonard 3% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-2 1 --- OAK W. Gross D. Leonard -3% 76% Single to RF
t5 0-2 1 1-- O OAK J. Wallis D. Leonard 4% 79% Popfly: 2B
t5 0-2 2 1-- O OAK M. Edwards D. Leonard 3% 82% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' John Henry Johnson facing 8-9-1
b5 2-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Johnson -1% 81% Flyball: CF
b5 2-0 1 --- KCR L. Silverio J. Johnson 1% 82% Walk
b5 2-0 1 1-- R KCR G. Brett J. Johnson 8% 90% Double to LF; Silverio Scores
b5 3-0 1 -2- RR KCR H. McRae J. Johnson 6% 96% Home Run; Brett Scores
b5 5-0 1 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Johnson -0% 96% Flyball: LF
b5 5-0 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens J. Johnson -0% 96% Strikeout
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Royals 5.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
t6 0-5 0 --- R OAK D. Revering D. Leonard -3% 93% Home Run
t6 1-5 0 --- O OAK M. Page D. Leonard 2% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 1-5 1 --- O OAK R. Carty D. Leonard 1% 95% Strikeout
t6 1-5 2 --- O OAK B. Robinson D. Leonard 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Athletics' John Henry Johnson facing 5-6-7
b6 5-1 0 --- O KCR D. Porter J. Johnson -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 5-1 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan J. Johnson -0% 95% Flyball: CF
b6 5-1 2 --- KCR F. White J. Johnson 0% 95% Walk
b6 5-1 2 1-- KCR F. Patek J. Johnson 0% 95% Single to RF; White to 2B
b6 5-1 2 12- RR KCR L. Silverio J. Johnson 3% 99% Double to LF; White Scores; Patek Scores
b6 7-1 2 -2- R KCR G. Brett J. Johnson 1% 99% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Silverio Scores/No RBI/unER; Brett to 2B
b6 8-1 2 -2- R KCR H. McRae J. Johnson 0% 100% Single to LF; Brett Scores/unER; McRae to 3B/Adv on E2
b6 9-1 2 --3 O KCR A. Otis J. Johnson -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
4 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 9.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-9, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 6-7-8
t7 1-9 0 --- O OAK M. Guerrero D. Leonard 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 1-9 1 --- OAK G. Burke D. Leonard -0% 100% Single to CF
Steve Mingori replaces Dennis Leonard pitching
t7 1-9 1 1-- O OAK W. Gross S. Mingori 0% 100% Flyball: RF
Dell Alston pinch hits for Joe Wallis (RF) batting 9th
t7 1-9 2 1-- O OAK D. Alston S. Mingori 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-1, Athletics' Elias Sosa facing 4-5-6
Elias Sosa replaces John Henry Johnson pitching
Jim Essian replaces Bruce Robinson playing C batting 5th
Jeff Newman replaces Dave Revering playing 1B batting 2nd
Darrell Woodard replaces Mike Edwards playing 2B batting 1st
Rob Picciolo replaces Mario Guerrero playing SS batting 6th
Dell Alston moves from PH to RF
b7 9-1 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens E. Sosa -0% 100% Popfly: SS
b7 9-1 1 --- O KCR D. Porter E. Sosa -0% 100% Strikeout
b7 9-1 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan E. Sosa 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 9.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-9, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 1-2-3
Art Kusnyer replaces Darrell Porter playing C batting 5th
t8 1-9 0 --- O OAK D. Woodard S. Mingori 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 1-9 1 --- O OAK J. Newman S. Mingori 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t8 1-9 2 --- O OAK M. Page S. Mingori 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-1, Athletics' Elias Sosa facing 7-8-9
Scott Meyer replaces Jim Essian playing C batting 5th
b8 9-1 0 --- O KCR F. White E. Sosa 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b8 9-1 1 --- O KCR F. Patek E. Sosa 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b8 9-1 2 --- KCR L. Silverio E. Sosa 0% 100% Single
b8 9-1 2 1-- KCR G. Brett E. Sosa 0% 100% Wild Pitch; Silverio to 2B
b8 9-1 2 -2- O KCR G. Brett E. Sosa 0% 100% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 9.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-9, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 4-5-6
Tim Hosley pinch hits for Rico Carty (DH) batting 4th
t9 1-9 0 --- O OAK T. Hosley S. Mingori 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 1-9 1 --- O OAK S. Meyer S. Mingori 0% 100% Foul Popfly: C
t9 1-9 2 --- OAK R. Picciolo S. Mingori 0% 100% Single to CF
t9 1-9 2 1-- O OAK G. Burke S. Mingori 0% 100% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Royals 9.

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