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Series
Results
NYY
@KCR
7
1
NYY
@KCR
4
10
KCR
@NYY
5
6
KCR
@NYY
1
2
Tuesday, October 3, 1978, 7:30PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 41,143, Time of Game: 2:57
Yankees
7
at Royals
1
W: Jim Beattie (1-0)
S: Ken Clay (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  1  1   0  2  0   0  3  0    7 16  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  2  2
NOTE: All totals are for the entire postseason up to this game.

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mickey Rivers CF 5 0 2 0 0 0 .400 .800 -0.022 0.53 0.027 -0.049 -0.2 3 0
   Paul Blair PR-CF 1 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.6 2 0
Thurman Munson C 5 0 1 0 0 0 .200 .400 -0.048 0.68 0.024 -0.072 -0.9 6 0
Lou Piniella RF 5 2 2 0 0 0 .400 .800 0.007 0.65 0.053 -0.046 0.3 6 0
Reggie Jackson DH 3 2 3 3 2 0 1.000 3.333 0.124 0.58 0.147 -0.023 3.2 HR,2B,CS
Graig Nettles 3B 5 1 2 1 0 0 .400 1.200 0.058 1.00 0.129 -0.071 0.7 1 1 3B
Chris Chambliss 1B 5 0 2 1 0 2 .400 .800 0.003 0.79 0.069 -0.066 0.4 4 0
Roy White LF 4 1 1 0 1 0 .250 .900 -0.006 0.56 0.046 -0.052 -0.6 1 0 2B,IW
Brian Doyle 2B 5 0 2 1 0 0 .400 .800 0.022 0.68 0.075 -0.053 1.1 2 4
Bucky Dent SS 5 0 1 1 0 0 .200 .400 0.059 0.59 0.101 -0.042 -0.8 0 1
Jim Beattie P 2 0
   Ken Clay P 0 0
Team Totals 43 7 16 7 3 3 .372 .948 0.196 0.66 0.671 -0.475 2.7 27 6
2B: R Jackson (1, off D Leonard); R White (1, off D Leonard).
3B: G Nettles (1, off D Leonard).
HR: R Jackson (1, off A Hrabosky; 8th inn, 2 on, 2 outs).
IBB: R White (1, by S Mingori).
TB: R Jackson 7; G Nettles 4; R White 2; M Rivers 2; C Chambliss 2; B Doyle 2; L Piniella 2; B Dent; T Munson.
RBI: R Jackson 3 (3); C Chambliss (1); G Nettles (1); B Dent (1); B Doyle (1).
2-out RBI: R Jackson 3; G Nettles; B Dent; B Doyle.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 5 for 17.
Baserunning
CS: R Jackson (1, 3rd base by D Porter POCS).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Steve Braun LF 4 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .200 -0.043 0.51 0.014 -0.056 -0.7 5 0
George Brett 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .750 -0.004 0.65 0.046 -0.049 0.1 2 4 2B
Amos Otis CF 2 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .500 0.106 0.96 0.120 -0.014 0.7 1 0 SB
Darrell Porter C 3 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 -0.127 1.22 0.004 -0.131 -1.0 4 1
Pete LaCock 1B 2 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .500 0.066 1.12 0.109 -0.044 0.5 9 0 SB
Hal McRae DH 2 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .250 -0.064 1.51 0.023 -0.088 -0.5 SF
Al Cowens RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .500 -0.068 1.23 0.033 -0.101 -0.7 1 0
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 -0.104 1.42 0.000 -0.104 -1.0 3 4
   Clint Hurdle PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.002 0.05 0.002 0.000 0.3
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.066 0.90 0.000 -0.066 -0.7 2 3
   Tom Poquette PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.002 0.08 0.000 -0.002 -0.3
Dennis Leonard P 0 0
   Steve Mingori P 0 0
   Al Hrabosky P 0 0
   Doug Bird P 0 0
Team Totals 28 1 2 1 8 5 .071 .377 -0.304 0.99 0.351 -0.655 -3.3 27 12
2B: G Brett (1, off J Beattie).
SF: H McRae (1, off K Clay).
TB: G Brett 2; A Cowens.
RBI: H McRae (1).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
PB: D Porter (1).
E: G Brett (1); A Otis (1).
Baserunning
SB: A Otis (1, 2nd base off J Beattie/T Munson); P LaCock (1, 2nd base off J Beattie/T Munson).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Beattie, W (1-0) 5.1 2 1 1 5 3 0 1.69 23 58 0.152 1.20 1.3
Ken Clay, S (1) 3.2 0 0 0 3 2 0 0.00 14 3 1 0.152 0.60 2.0
Team Totals 9 2 1 1 8 5 0 1.00 37 58 3 1 0.304 0.99 3.3

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, L (0-1) 4 9 3 3 0 2 0 6.75 21 34 -0.071 0.91 -0.5
Steve Mingori 3.2 5 3 3 3 0 0 7.36 18 1 1 -0.066 0.59 -0.1
Al Hrabosky 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 27.00 2 2 2 -0.059 0.24 -2.6
Doug Bird 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 5 0 0 0.000 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 9 16 7 7 3 3 1 7.00 46 34 3 3 -0.196 0.66 -2.7
D Leonard faced 1 batter in the 5th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: S Mingori (1; R White).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lou DiMuro, 1B - Rich Garcia, 2B - Ron Luciano, 3B - Bill Kunkel, LF - Dave Phillips, RF - Terry Cooney.
Time of Game: 2:57.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 8mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Kansas City Royals
1 Mickey Rivers CF 1 Steve Braun LF
2 Thurman Munson C 2 George Brett 3B
3 Lou Piniella RF 3 Amos Otis CF
4 Reggie Jackson DH 4 Darrell Porter C
5 Graig Nettles 3B 5 Pete LaCock 1B
6 Chris Chambliss 1B 6 Hal McRae DH
7 Roy White LF 7 Al Cowens RF
8 Brian Doyle 2B 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Bucky Dent SS 9 Frank White 2B
Jim Beattie P Dennis Leonard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 1-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  R NYY G. Nettles D. Leonard 11% 71% Triple to RF; Jackson Scores
t2 0-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R NYY B. Dent D. Leonard 10% 58% Single (LF-CF); White Scores
t5 2-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R NYY C. Chambliss S. Mingori 7% 88% Single to RF; Piniella Scores; Nettles to 3B
b6 0-4 1 12- 4,(3-0)  KCR P. LaCock J. Beattie -6% 81% Walk; Brett to 3B; Otis to 2B
t8 4-1 2 12- 2,(0-1)  RRR NYY R. Jackson A. Hrabosky 6% 99% Home Run; Blair Scores; Piniella Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYY M. Rivers D. Leonard -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  NYY T. Munson D. Leonard 2% 50% Single to RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O NYY L. Piniella D. Leonard -3% 48% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  NYY R. Jackson D. Leonard 4% 51% Single to CF; Piniella to 3B; Jackson to 2B/Adv on E8
t1 0-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O NYY G. Nettles D. Leonard -6% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR S. Braun J. Beattie 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-P
b1 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O KCR G. Brett J. Beattie 2% 49% Foul Flyball: C
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Otis J. Beattie 1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O NYY C. Chambliss D. Leonard -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  NYY R. White D. Leonard 4% 52% Double to RF
t2 0-0 1 -2- 7,(2-2)  O NYY B. Doyle D. Leonard -4% 48% Lineout: 3B
t2 0-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R NYY B. Dent D. Leonard 10% 58% Single (LF-CF); White Scores
t2 1-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O NYY M. Rivers D. Leonard -2% 56% Popfly: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR D. Porter J. Beattie 3% 59% Flyball: CF
b2 0-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR P. LaCock J. Beattie -3% 56% Walk
b2 0-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  KCR H. McRae J. Beattie -2% 54% LaCock Steals 2B
b2 0-1 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR H. McRae J. Beattie -2% 52% Walk
b2 0-1 1 12- 5,(1-2)  O KCR A. Cowens J. Beattie 5% 57% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR F. Patek J. Beattie 5% 62% Popfly: P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
t3 1-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O NYY T. Munson D. Leonard -2% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYY L. Piniella D. Leonard -2% 58% Flyball: RF
t3 1-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  NYY R. Jackson D. Leonard 2% 60% Double (CF-RF)
t3 1-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  R NYY G. Nettles D. Leonard 11% 71% Triple to RF; Jackson Scores
t3 2-0 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O NYY C. Chambliss D. Leonard -3% 68% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O KCR F. White J. Beattie 3% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O KCR S. Braun J. Beattie 2% 73% Flyball: CF
b3 0-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR G. Brett J. Beattie 1% 74% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
t4 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY R. White D. Leonard -2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  NYY B. Doyle D. Leonard 2% 74% Single to CF
t4 2-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O NYY B. Dent D. Leonard -2% 72% Foul Flyball: 1B
t4 2-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  NYY M. Rivers D. Leonard 2% 74% Single to RF; Doyle to 3B
t4 2-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O NYY T. Munson D. Leonard -4% 70% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR A. Otis J. Beattie -5% 65% Walk
b4 0-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. Porter J. Beattie -3% 62% Otis Steals 2B
b4 0-2 0 -2- 6,(2-2)  O KCR D. Porter J. Beattie 5% 68% Foul Flyball: 3B
b4 0-2 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O KCR P. LaCock J. Beattie 4% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B; Otis to 3B
b4 0-2 2 --3 5,(3-1)  O KCR H. McRae J. Beattie 4% 76% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
t5 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  NYY L. Piniella D. Leonard 3% 79% Single (CF-RF)
Steve Mingori replaces Dennis Leonard pitching
t5 2-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  NYY R. Jackson S. Mingori 2% 81% Passed Ball; Piniella to 2B
t5 2-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  NYY R. Jackson S. Mingori 2% 83% Walk
t5 2-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O NYY G. Nettles S. Mingori -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Piniella to 3B
t5 2-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R NYY C. Chambliss S. Mingori 7% 88% Single to RF; Piniella Scores; Nettles to 3B
t5 3-0 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  O NYY R. White S. Mingori -4% 85% Popfly: 2B
t5 3-0 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R NYY B. Doyle S. Mingori 6% 90% Single to RF; Nettles Scores; Chambliss to 2B
t5 4-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O NYY B. Dent S. Mingori -1% 89% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 7-8-9
b5 0-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  KCR A. Cowens J. Beattie -3% 86% Single to CF
b5 0-4 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O KCR F. Patek J. Beattie 3% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR F. White J. Beattie 2% 91% Popfly: 2B
b5 0-4 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O KCR S. Braun J. Beattie 2% 92% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 4, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 1-2-3
t6 4-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYY M. Rivers S. Mingori -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 4-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYY T. Munson S. Mingori -0% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 4-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O NYY L. Piniella S. Mingori -0% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 4, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 2-3-4
b6 0-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR G. Brett J. Beattie -5% 87% Double to CF
b6 0-4 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  KCR A. Otis J. Beattie -4% 82% Walk
b6 0-4 0 12- 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. Porter J. Beattie 5% 87% Flyball: CF
b6 0-4 1 12- 4,(3-0)  KCR P. LaCock J. Beattie -6% 81% Walk; Brett to 3B; Otis to 2B
Ken Clay replaces Jim Beattie pitching
b6 0-4 1 123 2,(1-0)  RO KCR H. McRae K. Clay 4% 85% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Brett Scores
b6 1-4 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Cowens K. Clay 5% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 4-5-6
t7 4-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  NYY R. Jackson S. Mingori 1% 91% Walk
t7 4-1 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  NYY G. Nettles S. Mingori 2% 93% Single to RF; Jackson to 2B
t7 4-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O NYY C. Chambliss S. Mingori -2% 91% Jackson Caught Stealing (PO) 3B (C-SS-3B); Nettles to 2B
t7 4-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O NYY C. Chambliss S. Mingori -1% 90% Flyball: LF
t7 4-1 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  NYY R. White S. Mingori 0% 90% Intentional Walk
t7 4-1 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O NYY B. Doyle S. Mingori -2% 88% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Yankees' Ken Clay facing 8-9-1
b7 1-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR F. Patek K. Clay 3% 91% Strikeout Swinging
b7 1-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR F. White K. Clay 2% 93% Foul Flyball: RF
b7 1-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR S. Braun K. Clay -1% 91% Walk
b7 1-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR G. Brett K. Clay 2% 93% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 4, Royals 1.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-1, Royals' Steve Mingori facing 9-1-2
t8 4-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYY B. Dent S. Mingori -1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 4-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  NYY M. Rivers S. Mingori 1% 93% Single to CF
Paul Blair pinch runs for Mickey Rivers (CF) batting 1st
t8 4-1 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O NYY T. Munson S. Mingori -1% 93% Flyball: LF
t8 4-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  NYY L. Piniella S. Mingori 1% 93% Single to LF; Blair to 2B
Al Hrabosky replaces Steve Mingori pitching
t8 4-1 2 12- 2,(0-1)  RRR NYY R. Jackson A. Hrabosky 6% 99% Home Run; Blair Scores; Piniella Scores
t8 7-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY G. Nettles A. Hrabosky -0% 99% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 7, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-7, Yankees' Ken Clay facing 3-4-5
Paul Blair moves from PR to CF
b8 1-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Otis K. Clay 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b8 1-7 1 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR D. Porter K. Clay -0% 99% Walk
b8 1-7 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR P. LaCock K. Clay 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b8 1-7 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O KCR H. McRae K. Clay 0% 100% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 7, Royals 1.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 7-1, Royals' Doug Bird facing 6-7-8
Doug Bird replaces Al Hrabosky pitching
t9 7-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  NYY C. Chambliss D. Bird 0% 100% Single to CF
t9 7-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O NYY R. White D. Bird -0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Chambliss to 2B
t9 7-1 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  NYY B. Doyle D. Bird 0% 100% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Chambliss to 3B; Doyle to 2B
t9 7-1 1 -23 2,(1-0)  O NYY B. Dent D. Bird -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 7-1 2 -23 6,(1-2)  O NYY P. Blair D. Bird -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Yankees 7, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-7, Yankees' Ken Clay facing 7-8-9
b9 1-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR A. Cowens K. Clay 0% 100% Lineout: LF
Clint Hurdle pinch hits for Freddie Patek (SS) batting 8th
b9 1-7 1 --- 7,(3-2)  KCR C. Hurdle K. Clay -0% 100% Walk
Tom Poquette pinch hits for Frank White (2B) batting 9th
b9 1-7 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR T. Poquette K. Clay 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b9 1-7 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR S. Braun K. Clay 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 7, Royals 1.

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