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Sunday, September 17, 1978, 1:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 37,590, Time of Game: 2:24
Angels
0
80-71
 Lost 1 
2nd, 4½ GB
at Royals
5
83-65
 Won 1 
1st
W: Dennis Leonard (18-17)
L: Frank Tanana (17-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Angels          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  0
Royals          0  0  2   0  2  0   1  0  X    5  6  1

California Angels

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Miller CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .262 .342 .336 .678 -0.061 0.57 0.000 -0.061 -0.8 4 0
Carney Lansford 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .285 .333 .386 .719 -0.043 0.48 0.004 -0.047 -0.2 0 3
Lyman Bostock RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .293 .358 .374 .732 -0.046 0.46 0.000 -0.046 -0.7 5 0
Don Baylor DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .260 .340 .477 .817 -0.019 0.66 0.054 -0.073 -0.4 CS
Joe Rudi LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .250 .285 .412 .698 0.003 0.83 0.048 -0.045 -0.3 1 0 GDP
Ron Jackson 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .292 .334 .417 .751 -0.043 0.87 0.012 -0.055 -0.1 7 0
Brian Downing C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .259 .349 .345 .694 -0.072 1.00 0.000 -0.072 -0.9 4 0
Bobby Grich 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .233 .344 .309 .653 -0.052 0.66 0.000 -0.052 -0.7 2 4
Dave Chalk SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .257 .318 .288 .606 -0.005 0.41 0.014 -0.019 -0.3 1 1
Frank Tanana P 0 0
   Dyar Miller P 0 0
   Ken Brett P 0 0
Team Totals 31 0 5 0 0 3 31 .161 .161 .161 .323 -0.338 0.65 0.132 -0.470 -4.3 24 8
TB: D Baylor 2; C Lansford; J Rudi; D Chalk.
GIDP: J Rudi (10).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Baserunning
CS: D Baylor (8, 2nd base by D Leonard/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 3 2 2 2 1 0 4 .281 .329 .437 .766 0.106 0.38 0.127 -0.022 1.9 0 2 HR,SB
Hal McRae DH 2 1 1 1 1 0 4 .272 .328 .434 .761 0.078 0.37 0.093 -0.015 1.3 2B,HBP
Amos Otis CF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .297 .375 .533 .907 0.018 0.41 0.046 -0.028 0.3 6 0 2B
Al Cowens RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .275 .323 .397 .720 -0.046 0.48 0.001 -0.046 -0.6 2 0 IW
John Wathan 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .315 .335 .407 .743 -0.031 0.41 0.000 -0.031 -0.5 4 0
   Pete LaCock PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .300 .338 .423 .761 -0.004 0.14 0.000 -0.004 -0.8 3 0
Darrell Porter C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .276 .368 .467 .834 -0.006 0.21 0.008 -0.014 -0.4 3 1
Joe Zdeb LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .246 .271 .311 .583 -0.043 0.41 0.000 -0.043 -0.7 2 0
   Willie Wilson LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .284 .283 .567 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Freddie Patek SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .260 .321 .320 .641 -0.024 0.34 0.007 -0.032 0.1 3 1 2B
Frank White 2B 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .274 .319 .401 .721 0.112 0.36 0.127 -0.015 0.4 3 2 HR
Dennis Leonard P 0 0
Team Totals 30 5 6 5 4 3 35 .200 .314 .500 .814 0.160 0.37 0.409 -0.250 1.2 27 6
2B: H McRae (36, off F Tanana); A Otis (27, off F Tanana); F Patek (19, off F Tanana).
HR: F White (6, off F Tanana, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); G Brett (7, off F Tanana, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
IBB: A Cowens (3, by D Miller).
HBP: H McRae (6, by F Tanana).
TB: G Brett 5; F White 4; H McRae 2; A Otis 2; F Patek 2.
RBI: G Brett 2 (56); H McRae (67); F White (43); A Otis (92).
2-out RBI: A Otis; H McRae; F White; G Brett.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Patek-J Wathan.
E: F Patek (29).
Baserunning
SB: G Brett (20, 2nd base off D Miller/B Downing).

California Angels

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Frank Tanana, L (17-11) 6.1 6 5 5 2 3 2 3.59 28 42 -0.165 0.46 -2.1
Dyar Miller 0.1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2.29 3 1 0 -0.001 0.07 -0.2
Ken Brett 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.85 4 3 0 0.005 0.05 1.2
Team Totals 8 6 5 5 4 3 2 5.62 35 42 4 0 -0.161 0.37 -1.2

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, W (18-17) 9 5 0 0 0 3 0 3.41 31 80 0.339 0.65 4.3
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 31 80 0.339 0.65 4.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: F Tanana (8; H McRae).
IBB: D Miller (3; A Cowens).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rich Garcia, 1B - Jim Evans, 2B - Durwood Merrill, 3B - Marty Springstead.
Time of Game: 2:24.
Attendance: 37,590.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 87° F.

Starting Lineups

California Angels         Kansas City Royals
1 Rick Miller CF 1 George Brett 3B
2 Carney Lansford 3B 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Lyman Bostock RF 3 Amos Otis CF
4 Don Baylor DH 4 Al Cowens RF
5 Joe Rudi LF 5 John Wathan 1B
6 Ron Jackson 1B 6 Darrell Porter C
7 Brian Downing C 7 Joe Zdeb LF
8 Bobby Grich 2B 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Dave Chalk SS 9 Frank White 2B
Frank Tanana P Dennis Leonard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-0 2 --- R KCR F. White F. Tanana 13% 64% Home Run
b3 1-0 2 --- R KCR G. Brett F. Tanana 11% 75% Home Run
b5 2-0 2 1-- R KCR H. McRae F. Tanana 8% 89% Double to CF; Brett Scores; McRae to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm
t2 0-0 0 1-- O CAL J. Rudi D. Leonard 6% 52% Baylor Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t5 0-2 0 --- CAL J. Rudi D. Leonard -5% 71% Single to LF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CAL R. Miller D. Leonard 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O CAL C. Lansford D. Leonard 2% 54% Popfly: 1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CAL L. Bostock D. Leonard 1% 55% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Angels' Frank Tanana facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Tanana -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae F. Tanana -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis F. Tanana -1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- CAL D. Baylor D. Leonard -4% 46% Single to CF
t2 0-0 0 1-- O CAL J. Rudi D. Leonard 6% 52% Baylor Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t2 0-0 1 --- O CAL J. Rudi D. Leonard 2% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- O CAL R. Jackson D. Leonard 1% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Angels' Frank Tanana facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens F. Tanana -2% 53% Foul Popfly: C
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan F. Tanana -2% 51% Foul Popfly: 1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O KCR D. Porter F. Tanana -1% 50% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O CAL B. Downing D. Leonard 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O CAL B. Grich D. Leonard 2% 54% Popfly: SS
t3 0-0 2 --- CAL D. Chalk D. Leonard -1% 53% Single to CF
t3 0-0 2 1-- O CAL R. Miller D. Leonard 3% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Angels' Frank Tanana facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Zdeb F. Tanana -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 1 --- O KCR F. Patek F. Tanana -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- R KCR F. White F. Tanana 13% 64% Home Run
b3 1-0 2 --- R KCR G. Brett F. Tanana 11% 75% Home Run
b3 2-0 2 --- KCR H. McRae F. Tanana 1% 75% Hit By Pitch
b3 2-0 2 1-- O KCR A. Otis F. Tanana -2% 74% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
t4 0-2 0 --- O CAL C. Lansford D. Leonard 3% 76% Foul Popfly: 2B
t4 0-2 1 --- O CAL L. Bostock D. Leonard 2% 78% Lineout: CF
t4 0-2 2 --- O CAL D. Baylor D. Leonard 1% 79% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Angels' Frank Tanana facing 4-5-6
b4 2-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens F. Tanana -1% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 2-0 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan F. Tanana -1% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-0 2 --- KCR D. Porter F. Tanana 1% 78% Walk
b4 2-0 2 1-- O KCR J. Zdeb F. Tanana -2% 76% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
t5 0-2 0 --- CAL J. Rudi D. Leonard -5% 71% Single to LF
t5 0-2 0 1-- O CAL R. Jackson D. Leonard 4% 76% Flyball: CF
t5 0-2 1 1-- O CAL B. Downing D. Leonard 4% 79% Flyball: CF
t5 0-2 2 1-- O CAL B. Grich D. Leonard 3% 82% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Angels' Frank Tanana facing 8-9-1
b5 2-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek F. Tanana -1% 81% Lineout: CF
b5 2-0 1 --- O KCR F. White F. Tanana -1% 80% Lineout: CF
b5 2-0 2 --- KCR G. Brett F. Tanana 1% 80% Walk
b5 2-0 2 1-- R KCR H. McRae F. Tanana 8% 89% Double to CF; Brett Scores; McRae to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm
b5 3-0 2 --3 R KCR A. Otis F. Tanana 5% 93% Double to LF; McRae Scores
b5 4-0 2 -2- O KCR A. Cowens F. Tanana -1% 93% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 6th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
t6 0-4 0 --- O CAL D. Chalk D. Leonard 2% 94% Popfly: 2B
t6 0-4 1 --- O CAL R. Miller D. Leonard 1% 95% Strikeout Looking
t6 0-4 2 --- O CAL C. Lansford D. Leonard 1% 96% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Angels' Frank Tanana facing 5-6-7
b6 4-0 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan F. Tanana -0% 95% Flyball: RF
b6 4-0 1 --- O KCR D. Porter F. Tanana -0% 95% Strikeout
b6 4-0 2 --- O KCR J. Zdeb F. Tanana -0% 95% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 7th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
t7 0-4 0 --- O CAL L. Bostock D. Leonard 1% 96% Flyball: CF
t7 0-4 1 --- CAL D. Baylor D. Leonard -2% 94% Single to CF
t7 0-4 1 1-- OO CAL J. Rudi D. Leonard 3% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Angels' Frank Tanana facing 8-9-1
b7 4-0 0 --- KCR F. Patek F. Tanana 1% 98% Double to RF
b7 4-0 0 -2- O KCR F. White F. Tanana -0% 98% Strikeout
b7 4-0 1 -2- R KCR G. Brett F. Tanana 1% 99% Single to CF; Patek Scores
Dyar Miller replaces Frank Tanana pitching
b7 5-0 1 1-- KCR H. McRae D. Miller 0% 99% Brett Steals 2B
b7 5-0 1 -2- KCR H. McRae D. Miller 0% 99% Walk
b7 5-0 1 12- O KCR A. Otis D. Miller -0% 99% Flyball: RF; Brett to 3B; McRae to 2B
b7 5-0 2 -23 KCR A. Cowens D. Miller 0% 99% Intentional Walk
Ken Brett replaces Dyar Miller pitching
Pete LaCock pinch hits for John Wathan (1B) batting 5th
b7 5-0 2 123 O KCR P. LaCock K. Brett -0% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 5.
Top of the 8th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 6-7-8
Pete LaCock moves from PH to 1B
t8 0-5 0 --- CAL R. Jackson D. Leonard -1% 97% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t8 0-5 0 1-- O CAL B. Downing D. Leonard 1% 98% Flyball: RF
t8 0-5 1 1-- O CAL B. Grich D. Leonard 1% 99% Flyball: CF
t8 0-5 2 1-- O CAL D. Chalk D. Leonard 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-0, Angels' Ken Brett facing 6-7-8
b8 5-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter K. Brett -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 5-0 1 --- O KCR J. Zdeb K. Brett -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 5-0 2 --- O KCR F. Patek K. Brett -0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 5.
Top of the 9th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
Willie Wilson replaces Joe Zdeb playing LF batting 7th
t9 0-5 0 --- O CAL R. Miller D. Leonard 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 0-5 1 --- CAL C. Lansford D. Leonard -0% 99% Single to RF
t9 0-5 1 1-- O CAL L. Bostock D. Leonard 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B; Lansford to 2B
t9 0-5 2 -2- O CAL D. Baylor D. Leonard 0% 100% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 5.

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