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Scores
Standings
BOS
@CAL
4
2
CLE
@DET
0
2
TOR
@MIL
1
8
TOR
@MIL
2
3
KCR
@MIN
1
5
KCR
@MIN
11
7
NYY
@OAK
5
3
BAL
@SEA
5
7
CHW
@TEX
6
2
ATL
@CHC
9
0
SFG
@MON
0
1
SDP
@NYM
2
1
LAD
@PHI
5
2
CIN
@PIT
2
13
HOU
@STL
4
2
Wednesday, August 16, 1978, 5:00PM
, Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:30
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Royals
1
64-53
 Lost 1 
1st
at Twins
5
53-66
 Won 2 
5th, 13 GB
W: Geoff Zahn (9-11)
L: Doug Bird (4-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  6  3
Twins           4  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  X    5 13  1

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 0 1 0 2 0 5 .315 .362 .487 .849 0.005 0.33 0.028 -0.023 0.3 0 0 2B
Joe Zdeb LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .252 .279 .322 .600 -0.056 0.55 0.000 -0.056 -1.2 1 0
Hal McRae DH 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .279 .335 .442 .777 0.030 0.36 0.040 -0.010 1.1 HR
Al Cowens CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .279 .327 .408 .735 -0.010 0.59 0.034 -0.044 -0.0 3 0
John Wathan C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .286 .303 .365 .668 -0.029 0.64 0.021 -0.050 -0.5 6 0
Clint Hurdle RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .275 .357 .402 .760 -0.024 0.54 0.019 -0.042 -0.6 1 0
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .279 .348 .348 .696 -0.054 0.60 0.000 -0.054 -1.0 2 3 GDP
   Jerry Terrell 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .184 .214 .194 .407 -0.008 0.28 0.000 -0.008 -0.2 2 1
Pete LaCock 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .301 .320 .445 .765 -0.031 0.39 0.000 -0.031 -0.6 4 0
   Frank White PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .274 .321 .385 .706 -0.008 0.33 0.000 -0.008 -0.2
U.L. Washington 2B-SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .271 .333 .302 .635 -0.017 0.24 0.006 -0.023 -0.3 4 2
Doug Bird P 0 0
   Randy McGilberry P 1 1
Team Totals 33 1 6 1 4 2 37 .182 .270 .303 .573 -0.202 0.45 0.148 -0.349 -3.3 24 7
2B: G Brett (35, off G Zahn).
HR: H McRae (13, off G Zahn, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: H McRae 5; G Brett 2; J Wathan; A Cowens; U Washington.
GIDP: F Patek (6).
RBI: H McRae (54).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Terrell-U Washington.
E: R McGilberry (1); U Washington (8); J Wathan (2).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Hosken Powell RF 5 2 3 0 0 0 5 .238 .313 .326 .639 0.051 0.30 0.055 -0.005 0.4 1 0 SB
Roy Smalley SS 5 1 2 1 0 2 5 .282 .358 .447 .805 0.103 0.43 0.121 -0.018 0.6 3 8 2B
Rod Carew 1B 4 1 3 2 1 0 5 .336 .412 .448 .861 0.155 0.28 0.155 0.000 3.3 14 0 3B,2·SB
Glenn Adams DH 5 1 1 2 0 1 5 .248 .292 .385 .677 0.042 0.32 0.066 -0.024 -0.8 HR
Mike Cubbage 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .298 .355 .433 .788 -0.001 0.20 0.012 -0.013 0.0 1 4
Butch Wynegar C 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .249 .325 .343 .669 -0.015 0.19 0.002 -0.017 -0.5 2 0
Rich Chiles LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .271 .328 .342 .670 -0.007 0.14 0.004 -0.012 -0.8 0 0
   Dan Ford CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .349 .447 .796 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Willie Norwood CF-LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .271 .316 .394 .710 -0.009 0.16 0.005 -0.014 0.1 2 0
Rob Wilfong 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .268 .354 .324 .678 -0.020 0.20 0.000 -0.020 -1.3 4 1
Geoff Zahn P 0 2
Team Totals 38 5 13 5 2 6 40 .342 .375 .500 .875 0.299 0.26 0.420 -0.123 1.2 27 15
2B: R Smalley (23, off D Bird).
3B: R Carew (8, off D Bird).
HR: G Adams (6, off D Bird, 1st inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: R Carew 5; G Adams 4; R Smalley 3; H Powell 3; W Norwood; B Wynegar; M Cubbage; R Chiles.
RBI: G Adams 2 (21); R Carew 2 (59); R Smalley (59).
2-out RBI: R Carew.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Smalley-R Wilfong-R Carew.
PB: B Wynegar (5).
E: R Wilfong (5).
Baserunning
SB: H Powell (6, 2nd base off D Bird/J Wathan); R Carew 2 (22, 2nd base off D Bird/J Wathan, 2nd base off R McGilberry/J Wathan).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Doug Bird, L (4-6) 4 10 5 5 0 6 1 5.65 22 28 -0.314 0.38 -3.1
Randy McGilberry 4 3 0 0 2 0 0 4.50 18 0 0 0.017 0.10 1.9
Team Totals 8 13 5 5 2 6 1 5.62 40 28 0 0 -0.297 0.26 -1.2

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Geoff Zahn, W (9-11) 9 6 1 1 4 2 1 3.10 37 69 0.203 0.45 3.3
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 4 2 1 1.00 37 69 0.203 0.45 3.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ted Hendry, 1B - Greg Kosc, 2B - Jerry Neudecker, 3B - George Maloney.
Time of Game: 2:30.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 85° F, Wind 12mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 George Brett 3B 1 Hosken Powell RF
2 Joe Zdeb LF 2 Roy Smalley SS
3 Hal McRae DH 3 Rod Carew 1B
4 Al Cowens CF 4 Glenn Adams DH
5 John Wathan C 5 Mike Cubbage 3B
6 Clint Hurdle RF 6 Butch Wynegar C
7 Freddie Patek SS 7 Rich Chiles LF
8 Pete LaCock 1B 8 Willie Norwood CF
9 U.L. Washington 2B 9 Rob Wilfong 2B
Doug Bird P Geoff Zahn P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 0 1-- R MIN R. Smalley D. Bird 12% 70% Double to LF; Powell Scores
b1 1-0 0 -2- R MIN R. Carew D. Bird 10% 81% Triple; Smalley Scores
b1 2-0 0 --3 RR MIN G. Adams D. Bird 7% 87% Home Run; Carew Scores
b2 4-0 2 -2- R MIN R. Carew D. Bird 4% 92% Single to RF; Powell Scores
b1 0-0 0 --- MIN H. Powell D. Bird 4% 58% Single to CF

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 --- O KCR G. Brett G. Zahn 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Zdeb G. Zahn 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- KCR H. McRae G. Zahn -1% 52% Single to CF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens G. Zahn 2% 55% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Doug Bird facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- MIN H. Powell D. Bird 4% 58% Single to CF
b1 0-0 0 1-- R MIN R. Smalley D. Bird 12% 70% Double to LF; Powell Scores
b1 1-0 0 -2- R MIN R. Carew D. Bird 10% 81% Triple; Smalley Scores
b1 2-0 0 --3 RR MIN G. Adams D. Bird 7% 87% Home Run; Carew Scores
b1 4-0 0 --- O MIN M. Cubbage D. Bird -1% 86% Strikeout
b1 4-0 1 --- O MIN B. Wynegar D. Bird -1% 86% Strikeout
b1 4-0 2 --- MIN R. Chiles D. Bird 0% 86% Single to CF
b1 4-0 2 1-- O MIN W. Norwood D. Bird -1% 85% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 4.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 5-6-7
t2 0-4 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan G. Zahn 2% 87% Lineout: SS
t2 0-4 1 --- KCR C. Hurdle G. Zahn -2% 85% Walk
t2 0-4 1 1-- O KCR F. Patek G. Zahn 2% 87% Flyball: CF
t2 0-4 2 1-- O KCR P. LaCock G. Zahn 2% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Doug Bird facing 9-1-2
b2 4-0 0 --- O MIN R. Wilfong D. Bird -1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 4-0 1 --- MIN H. Powell D. Bird 1% 89% Single to CF
b2 4-0 1 1-- MIN R. Smalley D. Bird 1% 89% Powell Steals 2B
b2 4-0 1 -2- O MIN R. Smalley D. Bird -1% 88% Strikeout
b2 4-0 2 -2- R MIN R. Carew D. Bird 4% 92% Single to RF; Powell Scores
b2 5-0 2 1-- MIN G. Adams D. Bird 0% 92% Carew Steals 2B; Carew to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b2 5-0 2 --3 O MIN G. Adams D. Bird -1% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 5.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 9-1-2
t3 0-5 0 --- O KCR U. Washington G. Zahn 1% 93% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-5 1 --- KCR G. Brett G. Zahn -1% 91% Walk
t3 0-5 1 1-- O KCR J. Zdeb G. Zahn 2% 93% Strikeout
t3 0-5 2 1-- KCR H. McRae G. Zahn -1% 92% Walk; Brett to 2B
t3 0-5 2 12- O KCR A. Cowens G. Zahn 2% 94% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Doug Bird facing 5-6-7
b3 5-0 0 --- MIN M. Cubbage D. Bird 1% 95% Single to RF
b3 5-0 0 1-- O MIN B. Wynegar D. Bird -1% 94% Strikeout Looking
b3 5-0 1 1-- O MIN R. Chiles D. Bird -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 5-0 2 1-- O MIN W. Norwood D. Bird -0% 93% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 5.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 5-6-7
t4 0-5 0 --- KCR J. Wathan G. Zahn -2% 91% Single to CF
t4 0-5 0 1-- O KCR C. Hurdle G. Zahn 2% 93% Popfly: 3B
t4 0-5 1 1-- OO KCR F. Patek G. Zahn 2% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Doug Bird facing 9-1-2
b4 5-0 0 --- O MIN R. Wilfong D. Bird -0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 5-0 1 --- MIN H. Powell D. Bird 0% 95% Single to RF
b4 5-0 1 1-- O MIN R. Smalley D. Bird -0% 95% Strikeout
b4 5-0 2 1-- MIN R. Carew D. Bird 0% 95% Single to LF; Powell to 2B
b4 5-0 2 12- O MIN G. Adams D. Bird -1% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 5.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 8-9-1
t5 0-5 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock G. Zahn 1% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-5 1 --- O KCR U. Washington G. Zahn 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-5 2 --- KCR G. Brett G. Zahn -1% 95% Double to LF
t5 0-5 2 -2- O KCR J. Zdeb G. Zahn 1% 96% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Randy McGilberry facing 5-6-7
Randy McGilberry replaces Doug Bird pitching
b5 5-0 0 --- MIN M. Cubbage R. McGilberry 0% 97% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball)
b5 5-0 0 1-- O MIN B. Wynegar R. McGilberry -0% 96% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 5-0 1 1-- O MIN R. Chiles R. McGilberry -0% 96% Flyball: RF
b5 5-0 2 1-- MIN W. Norwood R. McGilberry 0% 96% Walk; Wynegar to 2B
b5 5-0 2 12- O MIN R. Wilfong R. McGilberry -1% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 5.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 3-4-5
t6 0-5 0 --- O KCR H. McRae G. Zahn 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-5 1 --- KCR A. Cowens G. Zahn -1% 96% Single to RF
t6 0-5 1 1-- O KCR J. Wathan G. Zahn 1% 97% Flyball: RF
t6 0-5 2 1-- O KCR C. Hurdle G. Zahn 1% 98% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Randy McGilberry facing 1-2-3
b6 5-0 0 --- O MIN H. Powell R. McGilberry -0% 97% Lineout: LF
b6 5-0 1 --- MIN R. Smalley R. McGilberry 0% 98% Single to CF
b6 5-0 1 1-- MIN R. Carew R. McGilberry 0% 98% Walk; Smalley to 2B
b6 5-0 1 12- O MIN G. Adams R. McGilberry -0% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Smalley to 3B
b6 5-0 2 1-3 O MIN M. Cubbage R. McGilberry -0% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 7-8-9
t7 0-5 0 --- O KCR F. Patek G. Zahn 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 0-5 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock G. Zahn 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 0-5 2 --- KCR U. Washington G. Zahn -0% 98% Single to CF
t7 0-5 2 1-- KCR G. Brett G. Zahn -0% 98% Passed Ball; Washington to 2B
t7 0-5 2 -2- KCR G. Brett G. Zahn -1% 97% Walk
t7 0-5 2 12- O KCR J. Zdeb G. Zahn 1% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-0, Royals' Randy McGilberry facing 6-7-8
Jerry Terrell replaces Freddie Patek (SS) playing 2B batting 7th
U.L. Washington moves from 2B to SS
b7 5-0 0 --- MIN B. Wynegar R. McGilberry 0% 99% Single to CF
b7 5-0 0 1-- O MIN R. Chiles R. McGilberry -0% 99% Popfly: P
b7 5-0 1 1-- MIN W. Norwood R. McGilberry 0% 99% Single to CF; Wynegar to 2B
b7 5-0 1 12- O MIN R. Wilfong R. McGilberry -0% 99% Lineout: CF
b7 5-0 2 12- O MIN H. Powell R. McGilberry -0% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-5, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 3-4-5
Willie Norwood moves from CF to LF
Dan Ford replaces Rich Chiles (LF) playing CF batting 7th
t8 0-5 0 --- R KCR H. McRae G. Zahn -2% 97% Home Run
t8 1-5 0 --- KCR A. Cowens G. Zahn -2% 94% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t8 1-5 0 1-- O KCR J. Wathan G. Zahn 2% 97% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
t8 1-5 1 1-- O KCR C. Hurdle G. Zahn 1% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t8 1-5 2 1-- O KCR J. Terrell G. Zahn 1% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-1, Royals' Randy McGilberry facing 2-3-4
b8 5-1 0 --- O MIN R. Smalley R. McGilberry -0% 99% Popfly: SS
b8 5-1 1 --- MIN R. Carew R. McGilberry 0% 99% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b8 5-1 1 1-- MIN G. Adams R. McGilberry 0% 99% Carew Steals 2B
b8 5-1 1 -2- OO MIN G. Adams R. McGilberry -0% 99% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-5, Twins' Geoff Zahn facing 8-9-1
Frank White pinch hits for Pete LaCock (1B) batting 8th
t9 1-5 0 --- O KCR F. White G. Zahn 1% 99% Popfly: 2B
t9 1-5 1 --- O KCR U. Washington G. Zahn 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 1-5 2 --- O KCR G. Brett G. Zahn 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 5.

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