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Standings
CLE
@BAL
5
9
DET
@BOS
2
6
CHW
@CAL
6
2
CHW
@CAL
4
5
KCR
@MIN
4
1
TOR
@NYY
3
4
TOR
@NYY
6
4
MIL
@OAK
3
5
TEX
@SEA
4
6
SDP
@ATL
3
7
NYM
@CHC
7
3
LAD
@CIN
2
6
SFG
@HOU
2
1
STL
@PHI
5
6
MON
@PIT
4
10
Sunday, September 11, 1977,
, Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 11,563, Time of Game: 2:30
Royals
4
87-54
 Won 12 
1st
at Twins
1
77-66
 Lost 4 
4th, 11 GB
W: Andy Hassler (9-5)
L: Geoff Zahn (11-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  3    4 10  0
Twins           0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1 10  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joe Zdeb LF 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .280 .326 .376 .701 0.012 1.27 0.123 -0.111 0.9 2 0
Hal McRae DH 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .288 .358 .500 .858 0.007 1.10 0.103 -0.096 0.1 CS
George Brett 3B 3 0 0 1 1 0 5 .312 .376 .536 .913 -0.188 1.33 0.026 -0.215 -1.3 1 3 SF,GDP
Al Cowens RF 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .302 .348 .504 .852 -0.057 0.80 0.025 -0.082 -1.0 2 0
Amos Otis CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .252 .342 .429 .771 -0.045 1.14 0.047 -0.091 -0.2 2 0
John Wathan C 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .326 .344 .472 .816 0.251 1.65 0.267 -0.016 1.6 4 0
John Mayberry 1B 3 0 2 0 1 1 4 .230 .342 .405 .747 0.157 2.21 0.235 -0.077 0.7 12 0
   Willie Wilson PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Pete LaCock 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .333 .396 .729 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
Freddie Patek SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 .265 .320 .368 .687 -0.305 2.62 0.040 -0.345 -2.2 2 1 SH,2·GDP
Frank White 2B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .246 .290 .350 .640 0.260 2.42 0.337 -0.077 0.8 2 8 2B
Andy Hassler P 0 2
Team Totals 33 4 10 4 5 3 40 .303 .385 .333 .718 0.092 1.56 1.203 -1.110 -0.5 27 16
2B: F White (18, off G Zahn).
SF: G Brett (3, off T Burgmeier).
SH: F Patek (11, off G Zahn).
TB: H McRae 2; J Zdeb 2; F White 2; J Mayberry 2; J Wathan; A Otis; A Cowens.
GIDP: F Patek 2 (6); G Brett (11).
RBI: F White 2 (46); J Zdeb (22); G Brett (78).
2-out RBI: F White.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Brett-F White-J Mayberry.
Baserunning
CS: H McRae (14, 2nd base by G Zahn POCS).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lyman Bostock LF 5 0 3 0 0 0 5 .335 .391 .509 .900 0.053 1.07 0.122 -0.070 0.5 4 0
Dan Ford RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .270 .345 .437 .782 -0.175 1.31 0.000 -0.175 -1.6 1 0
Rod Carew 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .376 .440 .566 1.006 -0.100 0.94 0.012 -0.112 -0.9 8 1
Craig Kusick DH 3 0 2 0 2 0 5 .252 .365 .430 .794 0.055 0.78 0.070 -0.015 0.5
Roy Smalley SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .231 .318 .313 .631 -0.171 1.44 0.000 -0.171 -1.6 3 2 GDP
Willie Norwood CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .091 .149 .114 .263 -0.002 1.10 0.064 -0.065 -0.3 4 0
Bob Randall 2B 3 1 2 0 0 1 4 .238 .289 .295 .584 0.049 1.16 0.083 -0.034 0.5 4 4 2B,SB,SH
Bud Bulling C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .143 .273 .143 .416 -0.111 1.35 0.012 -0.123 -0.9 3 0
Jerry Terrell 3B 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .230 .268 .270 .538 -0.006 1.70 0.109 -0.115 0.5 0 5
Geoff Zahn P 0 2
   Tom Johnson P 0 0
   Tom Burgmeier P 0 0
   Ron Schueler P 0 0
Team Totals 35 1 10 1 4 4 40 .286 .359 .314 .673 -0.408 1.18 0.472 -0.880 -3.5 27 14
2B: B Randall (12, off A Hassler).
SH: B Randall (11, off A Hassler).
TB: L Bostock 3; B Randall 3; C Kusick 2; W Norwood; R Carew; J Terrell.
GIDP: R Smalley (11).
RBI: J Terrell (17).
2-out RBI: J Terrell.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 1 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 3. G Zahn-R Smalley-R Carew; R Smalley-B Randall-R Carew; J Terrell-B Randall-R Carew.
E: R Smalley (30).
Baserunning
SB: B Randall (1, 2nd base off A Hassler/J Wathan).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Andy Hassler, W (9-5) 9 10 1 1 4 4 0 4.27 40 63 0.408 1.18 3.5
Team Totals 9 10 1 1 4 4 0 1.00 40 63 0.408 1.18 3.5

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Geoff Zahn, L (11-12) 8.1 10 4 4 4 2 0 4.69 37 45 -0.083 1.63 0.3
Tom Johnson 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.93 1 2 0 -0.006 0.65 -0.4
Tom Burgmeier 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.40 1 3 1 -0.012 0.78 0.1
Ron Schueler 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.51 1 2 0 0.008 0.28 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 4 4 5 3 0 4.00 40 45 7 1 -0.093 1.56 0.5
T Johnson faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.
Balks: A Hassler (1).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: G Zahn (4; H McRae, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Nick Bremigan, 1B - Ted Hendry, 2B - Jerry Neudecker, 3B - Al Clark.
Time of Game: 2:30.
Attendance: 11,563.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 67° F, Wind 10mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 Joe Zdeb LF 1 Lyman Bostock LF
2 Hal McRae DH 2 Dan Ford RF
3 George Brett 3B 3 Rod Carew 1B
4 Al Cowens RF 4 Craig Kusick DH
5 Amos Otis CF 5 Roy Smalley SS
6 John Wathan C 6 Willie Norwood CF
7 John Mayberry 1B 7 Bob Randall 2B
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Bud Bulling C
9 Frank White 2B 9 Jerry Terrell 3B
Andy Hassler P Geoff Zahn P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 0-1 0 12- OO KCR F. Patek G. Zahn -20% 28% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Wathan to 3B
t7 0-1 2 --3 R KCR F. White G. Zahn 19% 47% Double to LF; Wathan Scores
t8 1-1 0 1-- OO KCR G. Brett G. Zahn -15% 42% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t4 0-1 1 1-3 OO KCR F. Patek G. Zahn -15% 31% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t9 1-1 1 -23 R KCR F. White G. Zahn 14% 86% Fielder's Choice ; Wathan Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR J. Zdeb G. Zahn 4% 54% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O KCR H. McRae G. Zahn -3% 50% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett G. Zahn -3% 47% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens G. Zahn -2% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O MIN L. Bostock A. Hassler 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O MIN D. Ford A. Hassler 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- MIN R. Carew A. Hassler -1% 48% Single to CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- MIN C. Kusick A. Hassler -2% 46% Single to RF; Carew to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- O MIN R. Smalley A. Hassler 4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR A. Otis G. Zahn -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan G. Zahn -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- KCR J. Mayberry G. Zahn 1% 47% Walk
t2 0-0 2 1-- KCR F. Patek G. Zahn 2% 49% Walk; Mayberry to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- O KCR F. White G. Zahn -4% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- O MIN W. Norwood A. Hassler 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- MIN B. Randall A. Hassler -3% 45% Single to CF
b2 0-0 1 1-- MIN B. Bulling A. Hassler -2% 43% Randall Steals 2B
b2 0-0 1 -2- O MIN B. Bulling A. Hassler 4% 47% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 -2- R MIN J. Terrell A. Hassler -10% 37% Single to LF; Randall Scores
b2 1-0 2 1-- MIN L. Bostock A. Hassler -2% 35% Single to CF; Terrell to 2B
b2 1-0 2 12- O MIN D. Ford A. Hassler 4% 39% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 1-2-3
t3 0-1 0 --- O KCR J. Zdeb G. Zahn -3% 36% Popfly: 2B
t3 0-1 1 --- KCR H. McRae G. Zahn 3% 39% Single to RF
t3 0-1 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett G. Zahn -5% 34% McRae Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
t3 0-1 2 --- KCR G. Brett G. Zahn 1% 36% Walk
t3 0-1 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens G. Zahn -3% 33% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 3-4-5
b3 1-0 0 --- O MIN R. Carew A. Hassler 2% 35% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- MIN C. Kusick A. Hassler -2% 33% Walk
b3 1-0 1 1-- OO MIN R. Smalley A. Hassler 5% 37% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 5-6-7
t4 0-1 0 --- KCR A. Otis G. Zahn 5% 42% Single to RF
t4 0-1 0 1-- KCR J. Wathan G. Zahn 12% 54% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball); Otis to 3B; Wathan to 1B
t4 0-1 0 1-3 O KCR J. Mayberry G. Zahn -8% 46% Strikeout
t4 0-1 1 1-3 OO KCR F. Patek G. Zahn -15% 31% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 6-7-8
b4 1-0 0 --- O MIN W. Norwood A. Hassler 2% 33% Strikeout
b4 1-0 1 --- O MIN B. Randall A. Hassler 2% 35% Strikeout
b4 1-0 2 --- MIN B. Bulling A. Hassler -1% 34% Walk
b4 1-0 2 1-- O MIN J. Terrell A. Hassler 2% 36% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 9-1-2
t5 0-1 0 --- O KCR F. White G. Zahn -3% 33% Flyball: LF
t5 0-1 1 --- O KCR J. Zdeb G. Zahn -2% 30% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-1 2 --- O KCR H. McRae G. Zahn -1% 29% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 1-2-3
b5 1-0 0 --- MIN L. Bostock A. Hassler -3% 26% Single to RF
b5 1-0 0 1-- MIN D. Ford A. Hassler -3% 23% Balk; Bostock to 2B
b5 1-0 0 -2- O MIN D. Ford A. Hassler 4% 27% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 1-0 1 -2- O MIN R. Carew A. Hassler 3% 30% Flyball: LF
b5 1-0 2 -2- MIN C. Kusick A. Hassler -1% 30% Walk
b5 1-0 2 12- O MIN R. Smalley A. Hassler 4% 34% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 3-4-5
t6 0-1 0 --- O KCR G. Brett G. Zahn -4% 30% Flyball: LF
t6 0-1 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens G. Zahn -3% 27% Lineout: LF
t6 0-1 2 --- O KCR A. Otis G. Zahn -2% 26% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 6-7-8
b6 1-0 0 --- O MIN W. Norwood A. Hassler 2% 28% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-0 1 --- MIN B. Randall A. Hassler -4% 24% Double to LF
b6 1-0 1 -2- O MIN B. Bulling A. Hassler 3% 27% Groundout: 2B-1B; Randall to 3B
b6 1-0 2 --3 MIN J. Terrell A. Hassler -1% 26% Walk
b6 1-0 2 1-3 O MIN L. Bostock A. Hassler 5% 30% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 1.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 6-7-8
t7 0-1 0 --- KCR J. Wathan G. Zahn 7% 38% Single to LF
t7 0-1 0 1-- KCR J. Mayberry G. Zahn 10% 48% Single to LF; Wathan to 2B
t7 0-1 0 12- OO KCR F. Patek G. Zahn -20% 28% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Wathan to 3B
t7 0-1 2 --3 R KCR F. White G. Zahn 19% 47% Double to LF; Wathan Scores
t7 1-1 2 -2- O KCR J. Zdeb G. Zahn -6% 41% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 2-3-4
b7 1-1 0 --- O MIN D. Ford A. Hassler 4% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 1-1 1 --- O MIN R. Carew A. Hassler 3% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 1-1 2 --- MIN C. Kusick A. Hassler -2% 46% Single to LF
b7 1-1 2 1-- O MIN R. Smalley A. Hassler 4% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 1.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 2-3-4
t8 1-1 0 --- KCR H. McRae G. Zahn 7% 57% Single to LF
t8 1-1 0 1-- OO KCR G. Brett G. Zahn -15% 42% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t8 1-1 2 --- KCR A. Cowens G. Zahn 3% 44% Single to LF
t8 1-1 2 1-- O KCR A. Otis G. Zahn -5% 39% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 6-7-8
b8 1-1 0 --- MIN W. Norwood A. Hassler -6% 33% Single to RF
b8 1-1 0 1-- O MIN B. Randall A. Hassler 2% 35% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Norwood to 2B
b8 1-1 1 -2- O MIN B. Bulling A. Hassler 6% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B; Norwood to 3B
b8 1-1 2 --3 O MIN J. Terrell A. Hassler 9% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 1.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 6-7-8
t9 1-1 0 --- KCR J. Wathan G. Zahn 8% 58% Walk
t9 1-1 0 1-- KCR J. Mayberry G. Zahn 12% 70% Single to 2B/Bunt; Wathan to 2B
Willie Wilson pinch runs for John Mayberry (1B) batting 7th
t9 1-1 0 12- O KCR F. Patek G. Zahn 2% 72% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Wathan to 3B; Wilson to 2B
t9 1-1 1 -23 R KCR F. White G. Zahn 14% 86% Fielder's Choice ; Wathan Scores
t9 2-1 1 12- R KCR J. Zdeb G. Zahn 9% 95% Single to LF; Wilson Scores; White to 3B
Tom Johnson replaces Geoff Zahn pitching
t9 3-1 1 1-3 KCR H. McRae T. Johnson 1% 96% Walk; Zdeb to 2B
Tom Burgmeier replaces Tom Johnson pitching
t9 3-1 1 123 RO KCR G. Brett T. Burgmeier 1% 97% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; White Scores; Zdeb to 3B
Ron Schueler replaces Tom Burgmeier pitching
t9 4-1 2 1-3 O KCR A. Cowens R. Schueler -1% 96% Strikeout
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-4, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 1-2-3
Pete LaCock replaces Willie Wilson (PR) playing 1B batting 7th
b9 1-4 0 --- MIN L. Bostock A. Hassler -5% 91% Single (CF-RF)
b9 1-4 0 1-- O MIN D. Ford A. Hassler 4% 96% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b9 1-4 1 1-- O MIN R. Carew A. Hassler 3% 99% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b9 1-4 2 1-- O MIN C. Kusick A. Hassler 1% 100% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 1.

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