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TOR
@BOS
0
5
CHW
@CAL
4
5
BAL
@DET
4
2
MIN
@KCR
0
1
CLE
@NYY
9
2
MIL
@OAK
9
0
TEX
@SEA
9
4
NYM
@CHC
5
3
ATL
@CIN
8
10
 
(14)
SFG
@HOU
0
3
PHI
@PIT
3
5
LAD
@SDP
3
4
 
(11)
MON
@STL
5
1
Sunday, October 1, 1978, 1:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 23,794, Time of Game: 1:59
Twins
0
73-89
 Lost 1
4th, 19 GB
at Royals
1
92-70
 Won 1
1st
W: George Throop (1-0)
L: Geoff Zahn (14-14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  2  0
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  X    1  4  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dave Edwards LF-CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .250 .377 .386 .764 -0.077 1.50 0.017 -0.093 -0.4 3 0
Bob Randall 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .270 .329 .321 .650 -0.278 1.61 0.000 -0.278 -2.0 2 5 GDP
Willie Norwood DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .255 .301 .376 .677 -0.100 0.99 0.000 -0.100 -0.7
Dan Ford CF 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .274 .332 .424 .756 0.019 0.85 0.038 -0.019 0.2 0 0
   Hosken Powell RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .247 .323 .333 .657 -0.097 1.94 0.000 -0.097 -0.4 2 0
Bombo Rivera RF-LF 3 0 2 0 0 1 4 .271 .362 .355 .717 -0.005 1.23 0.064 -0.069 0.1 1 0 SB,SH
Craig Kusick 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .173 .305 .272 .577 -0.165 1.51 0.000 -0.165 -1.1 12 0
Larry Wolfe SS 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 .234 .332 .323 .656 0.020 1.41 0.063 -0.043 0.3 0 2
Mike Cubbage 3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .282 .348 .401 .749 0.007 1.71 0.081 -0.075 0.0 0 4
Glenn Borgmann C 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .211 .306 .333 .639 -0.051 1.53 0.000 -0.051 -0.4 4 0 SH
Geoff Zahn P 0 2
Team Totals 26 0 2 0 5 7 33 .077 .226 .077 .303 -0.727 1.42 0.263 -0.990 -4.3 24 13
SH: B Rivera (5, off L Gura); G Borgmann (3, off G Throop).
TB: B Rivera 2.
GIDP: B Randall (7).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Cubbage-B Randall-C Kusick.
Baserunning
SB: B Rivera (5, 2nd base off G Throop/A Kusnyer).

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 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .294 .342 .467 .809 -0.039 0.79 0.000 -0.039 -0.4 0 0
   Dave Cripe 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .154 .154 .154 .308 -0.027 0.55 0.000 -0.027 -0.3 0 1
Hal McRae DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .273 .329 .429 .757 -0.002 0.56 0.024 -0.027 0.0
Amos Otis CF 3 1 1 0 0 2 3 .298 .380 .525 .905 0.079 0.88 0.117 -0.038 0.5 2 0 3B
Al Cowens RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .274 .319 .388 .707 -0.054 0.92 0.020 -0.073 -0.5 3 0
Darrell Porter C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .265 .358 .444 .802 -0.042 1.63 0.000 -0.042 -0.4 2 2
   Art Kusnyer C 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 .231 .333 .538 .872 0.058 1.16 0.071 -0.013 0.4 4 0
John Wathan 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .300 .320 .395 .715 -0.051 0.78 0.020 -0.071 -0.5 11 0 SB,GDP
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .275 .317 .399 .716 -0.067 0.86 0.000 -0.067 -0.7 0 3
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .248 .312 .318 .630 -0.039 0.52 0.000 -0.039 -0.5 2 4
Willie Wilson LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .217 .280 .278 .558 -0.045 0.59 0.000 -0.045 -0.5 3 0
Larry Gura P 0 0
   George Throop P 0 1
   Randy McGilberry P 0 0
   Steve Mingori P 0 1
   Bill Paschall P 0 0
Team Totals 27 1 4 1 1 4 28 .148 .179 .222 .401 -0.229 0.78 0.252 -0.481 -2.8 27 12
3B: A Otis (7, off G Zahn).
TB: A Otis 3; J Wathan; A Kusnyer; H McRae.
GIDP: J Wathan (5).
RBI: A Kusnyer (2).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. F White-F Patek-J Wathan.
E: A Cowens (4).
Baserunning
SB: J Wathan (2, 2nd base off G Zahn/G Borgmann).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Geoff Zahn, L (14-14) 8 4 1 1 1 4 0 3.03 28 73 0.227 0.78 2.8
Team Totals 8 4 1 1 1 4 0 1.12 28 73 0.227 0.78 2.8

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura 3 0 0 0 2 4 0 2.72 11 61 0.151 0.98 1.4
George Throop, W (1-0) 3 2 0 0 3 2 0 0.00 13 0 0 0.206 1.61 1.4
Randy McGilberry, H (1) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.21 3 0 0 0.094 1.26 0.5
Steve Mingori, H (6) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.74 3 0 0 0.118 1.57 0.5
Bill Paschall, S (1) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.38 3 0 0 0.158 2.10 0.5
Team Totals 9 2 0 0 5 7 0 0.00 33 61 0 0 0.727 1.42 4.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry McCoy, 1B - Ted Hendry, 2B - Steve Palermo, 3B - Dave Phillips.
Time of Game: 1:59.
Attendance: 23,794.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Wind 11mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Kansas City Royals
1 Dave Edwards LF 1 George Brett 3B
2 Bob Randall 2B 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Willie Norwood DH 3 Amos Otis CF
4 Dan Ford CF 4 Al Cowens RF
5 Bombo Rivera RF 5 Darrell Porter C
6 Craig Kusick 1B 6 John Wathan 1B
7 Larry Wolfe SS 7 Frank White 2B
8 Mike Cubbage 3B 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Glenn Borgmann C 9 Willie Wilson LF
Geoff Zahn P Larry Gura P

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 0-1 1 123 OO MIN B. Randall G. Throop 21% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b4 0-0 0 --- KCR A. Otis G. Zahn 12% 68% Triple to RF
t5 0-1 0 1-- MIN M. Cubbage G. Throop -8% 51% Walk; Wolfe to 2B
t9 0-1 0 --- O MIN H. Powell B. Paschall 7% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-0 1 --3 R KCR A. Kusnyer G. Zahn 7% 69% Single to LF; Otis Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN D. Edwards L. Gura 2% 52% Strikeout (C-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- O MIN B. Randall L. Gura 2% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O MIN W. Norwood L. Gura 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett G. Zahn -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- KCR H. McRae G. Zahn 2% 55% Single to CF
b1 0-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis G. Zahn -3% 52% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 1-- KCR A. Cowens G. Zahn 2% 54% Walk; McRae to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- O KCR D. Porter G. Zahn -4% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- MIN D. Ford L. Gura -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- O MIN B. Rivera L. Gura 2% 48% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice; Ford to 2B
t2 0-0 1 -2- O MIN C. Kusick L. Gura 4% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 -2- MIN L. Wolfe L. Gura -1% 51% Walk
t2 0-0 2 12- O MIN M. Cubbage L. Gura 4% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan G. Zahn -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCR F. White G. Zahn -2% 51% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- O KCR F. Patek G. Zahn -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 9-1-2
Art Kusnyer replaces Darrell Porter playing C batting 5th
t3 0-0 0 --- O MIN G. Borgmann L. Gura 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 1 --- O MIN D. Edwards L. Gura 2% 54% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 --- O MIN B. Randall L. Gura 1% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson G. Zahn -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett G. Zahn -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae G. Zahn -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' George Throop facing 3-4-5
George Throop replaces Larry Gura pitching
t4 0-0 0 --- O MIN W. Norwood G. Throop 3% 53% Strikeout
t4 0-0 1 --- O MIN D. Ford G. Throop 2% 55% Strikeout
t4 0-0 2 --- MIN B. Rivera G. Throop -3% 52% Single to RF; Rivera to 2B/Adv on E9
t4 0-0 2 -2- O MIN C. Kusick G. Throop 4% 56% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- KCR A. Otis G. Zahn 12% 68% Triple to RF
b4 0-0 0 --3 O KCR A. Cowens G. Zahn -5% 62% Flyball: LF
b4 0-0 1 --3 R KCR A. Kusnyer G. Zahn 7% 69% Single to LF; Otis Scores
b4 1-0 1 1-- OO KCR J. Wathan G. Zahn -5% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' George Throop facing 7-8-9
Dave Cripe replaces George Brett playing 3B batting 1st
t5 0-1 0 --- MIN L. Wolfe G. Throop -5% 59% Walk
t5 0-1 0 1-- MIN M. Cubbage G. Throop -8% 51% Walk; Wolfe to 2B
t5 0-1 0 12- O MIN G. Borgmann G. Throop 1% 52% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Wolfe to 3B; Cubbage to 2B
t5 0-1 1 -23 MIN D. Edwards G. Throop -2% 50% Walk
t5 0-1 1 123 OO MIN B. Randall G. Throop 21% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 7-8-9
Bombo Rivera moves from RF to LF
Dave Edwards moves from LF to CF
Hosken Powell replaces Dan Ford (CF) playing RF batting 4th
b5 1-0 0 --- O KCR F. White G. Zahn -2% 69% Flyball: RF
b5 1-0 1 --- O KCR F. Patek G. Zahn -1% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 1-0 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson G. Zahn -1% 67% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' George Throop facing 3-4-5
t6 0-1 0 --- O MIN W. Norwood G. Throop 4% 70% Popfly: SS
t6 0-1 1 --- O MIN H. Powell G. Throop 3% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-1 2 --- MIN B. Rivera G. Throop -2% 71% Single to RF
t6 0-1 2 1-- MIN C. Kusick G. Throop -2% 69% Rivera Steals 2B
t6 0-1 2 -2- O MIN C. Kusick G. Throop 5% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 1-2-3
b6 1-0 0 --- O KCR D. Cripe G. Zahn -2% 73% Groundout: P-1B
b6 1-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae G. Zahn -1% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis G. Zahn -1% 70% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Randy McGilberry facing 7-8-9
Randy McGilberry replaces George Throop pitching
t7 0-1 0 --- O MIN L. Wolfe R. McGilberry 4% 74% Lineout: LF
t7 0-1 1 --- O MIN M. Cubbage R. McGilberry 3% 77% Lineout: CF
t7 0-1 2 --- O MIN G. Borgmann R. McGilberry 2% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 4-5-6
b7 1-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens G. Zahn -2% 78% Flyball: RF
b7 1-0 1 --- O KCR A. Kusnyer G. Zahn -1% 76% Strikeout
b7 1-0 2 --- KCR J. Wathan G. Zahn 1% 77% Single to CF
b7 1-0 2 1-- KCR F. White G. Zahn 1% 78% Wathan Steals 2B
b7 1-0 2 -2- O KCR F. White G. Zahn -3% 75% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 1-2-3
Steve Mingori replaces Randy McGilberry pitching
t8 0-1 0 --- O MIN D. Edwards S. Mingori 5% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 0-1 1 --- O MIN B. Randall S. Mingori 4% 85% Lineout: LF
t8 0-1 2 --- O MIN W. Norwood S. Mingori 3% 87% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 8-9-1
b8 1-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek G. Zahn -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 1-0 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson G. Zahn -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 1-0 2 --- O KCR D. Cripe G. Zahn -1% 84% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Bill Paschall facing 4-5-6
Bill Paschall replaces Steve Mingori pitching
t9 0-1 0 --- O MIN H. Powell B. Paschall 7% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 0-1 1 --- O MIN B. Rivera B. Paschall 5% 96% Strikeout Looking
t9 0-1 2 --- O MIN C. Kusick B. Paschall 4% 100% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Royals 1.

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