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Scores
Standings
BOS
@CAL
8
6
CLE
@DET
5
9
TOR
@MIL
0
6
KCR
@MIN
5
6
 
(10)
CHW
@TEX
4
2
CIN
@CHC
0
2
SFG
@MON
3
0
SDP
@NYM
9
2
LAD
@PHI
5
2
HOU
@PIT
1
5
HOU
@PIT
2
3
ATL
@STL
3
4
Thursday, August 17, 1978, 7:35PM
, Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 15,936, Time of Game: 2:54
Royals
5
65-54
 Lost 1 
1st
at Twins
6
54-67
 Won 1 
5th, 12 GB
W: Roger Erickson (13-7)
L: Larry Gura (10-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Royals          3  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  0   0    5  8  0
Twins           4  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0   1    6 10  0
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Steve Braun LF 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .250 .364 .389 .753 -0.072 1.05 0.036 -0.107 -0.3 4 0
Hal McRae DH 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .280 .335 .443 .777 -0.015 1.21 0.104 -0.119 0.3 2B
George Brett 3B 4 0 0 1 1 0 5 .311 .363 .489 .851 -0.078 1.34 0.034 -0.112 -0.4 1 2
Darrell Porter C 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 .274 .371 .428 .799 0.100 1.17 0.155 -0.055 1.1 4 0 2B
Clint Hurdle RF 3 0 0 0 2 1 5 .275 .361 .403 .764 -0.015 1.55 0.100 -0.115 0.4 3 0
Pete LaCock 1B 4 0 2 2 0 1 4 .306 .323 .449 .772 0.048 1.77 0.157 -0.109 0.9 8 0
   Willie Wilson PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .303 .302 .605 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   John Wathan 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .313 .370 .684 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Al Cowens CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .281 .327 .418 .745 0.149 1.78 0.299 -0.150 -0.6 2 0 3B,GDP
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .278 .345 .345 .690 -0.080 1.65 0.059 -0.139 -0.4 2 3
U.L. Washington 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .255 .315 .284 .600 -0.145 1.51 0.000 -0.145 -0.9 3 4
Larry Gura P 0 0
   Al Hrabosky P 0 0
Team Totals 37 5 8 5 4 3 41 .216 .293 .324 .617 -0.108 1.43 0.944 -1.051 0.2 29 9
2B: H McRae (28, off R Erickson); D Porter (23, off R Erickson).
3B: A Cowens (8, off R Erickson).
TB: D Porter 4; A Cowens 3; P LaCock 2; H McRae 2; F Patek.
GIDP: A Cowens (4).
RBI: P LaCock 2 (34); A Cowens (50); D Porter (52); G Brett (47).
2-out RBI: A Cowens; P LaCock.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Brett-U Washington-P LaCock; F Patek-U Washington-P LaCock.

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Norwood LF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .269 .313 .389 .702 -0.128 1.04 0.000 -0.128 -1.1 5 0
Rod Carew 1B 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .337 .412 .450 .862 0.006 1.08 0.070 -0.064 -0.0 11 0
Dan Ford CF 5 2 3 2 0 0 5 .296 .354 .460 .813 0.540 1.58 0.581 -0.041 2.8 3 0 3B,2B
Craig Kusick DH 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .194 .319 .316 .635 -0.055 0.92 0.023 -0.078 -0.6
Roy Smalley SS 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .286 .360 .449 .809 0.087 1.51 0.152 -0.065 1.2 2 3
Butch Wynegar C 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .249 .325 .345 .670 0.099 1.23 0.183 -0.084 1.0 3 0 2B,GDP
Bob Randall 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .284 .333 .354 .687 -0.017 0.84 0.041 -0.058 -0.1 3 3
Larry Wolfe 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .230 .319 .321 .640 -0.155 1.14 0.010 -0.165 -1.3 2 2 GDP
Bombo Rivera RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .273 .370 .348 .718 0.016 0.83 0.054 -0.039 -0.4 1 0
Roger Erickson P 0 0
Team Totals 37 6 10 6 2 3 39 .270 .308 .378 .686 0.393 1.14 1.114 -0.722 1.6 30 8
2B: D Ford (29, off L Gura); B Wynegar (19, off L Gura).
3B: D Ford (7, off L Gura).
TB: D Ford 6; B Wynegar 2; R Smalley 2; R Carew 2; B Randall; B Rivera.
GIDP: L Wolfe (7); B Wynegar (5).
RBI: R Smalley 2 (61); B Wynegar 2 (39); D Ford 2 (69).
2-out RBI: D Ford.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 5 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Randall-R Carew.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura, L (10-3) 9.2 9 6 6 2 3 0 2.74 38 48 -0.002 1.05 -0.6
Al Hrabosky 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.75 1 2 1 -0.391 4.34 -1.0
Team Totals 9.2 10 6 6 2 3 0 5.59 39 48 2 1 -0.393 1.14 -1.6

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Roger Erickson, W (13-7) 10 8 5 5 4 3 0 4.38 41 55 0.107 1.43 -0.2
Team Totals 10 8 5 5 4 3 0 4.50 41 55 0.107 1.43 -0.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Neudecker, 1B - George Maloney, 2B - Ted Hendry, 3B - Greg Kosc.
Time of Game: 2:54.
Attendance: 15,936.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 85° F, Wind 12mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 Steve Braun LF 1 Willie Norwood LF
2 Hal McRae DH 2 Rod Carew 1B
3 George Brett 3B 3 Dan Ford CF
4 Darrell Porter C 4 Craig Kusick DH
5 Clint Hurdle RF 5 Roy Smalley SS
6 Pete LaCock 1B 6 Butch Wynegar C
7 Al Cowens CF 7 Bob Randall 2B
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Larry Wolfe 3B
9 U.L. Washington 2B 9 Bombo Rivera RF
Larry Gura P Roger Erickson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b10 5-5 2 12- R MIN D. Ford A. Hrabosky 39% 100% Single to RF; Rivera Scores; Carew to 2B
t8 4-5 2 1-- R KCR A. Cowens R. Erickson -30% 52% Triple to RF; Wilson Scores
b1 2-3 1 12- RR MIN B. Wynegar L. Gura 18% 67% Double to LF; Kusick Scores; Smalley Scores
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCR H. McRae R. Erickson -10% 36% Double to LF; Braun to 3B
b1 0-3 1 1-- R MIN D. Ford L. Gura 10% 36% Double to LF; Carew 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' Roger Erickson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR S. Braun R. Erickson -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCR H. McRae R. Erickson -10% 36% Double to LF; Braun to 3B
t1 0-0 0 -23 RO KCR G. Brett R. Erickson -0% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B; Braun Scores; McRae to 3B
t1 1-0 1 --3 R KCR D. Porter R. Erickson -5% 30% Single to RF; McRae Scores
t1 2-0 1 1-- KCR C. Hurdle R. Erickson -3% 28% Walk; Porter to 2B
t1 2-0 1 12- R KCR P. LaCock R. Erickson -7% 20% Single to CF; Porter Scores; Hurdle to 2B
t1 3-0 1 12- OO KCR A. Cowens R. Erickson 5% 26% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Behind 0-3, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- O MIN W. Norwood L. Gura -2% 23% Flyball: LF
b1 0-3 1 --- MIN R. Carew L. Gura 2% 26% Single to LF
b1 0-3 1 1-- R MIN D. Ford L. Gura 10% 36% Double to LF; Carew Scores
b1 1-3 1 -2- MIN C. Kusick L. Gura 2% 38% Walk
b1 1-3 1 12- R MIN R. Smalley L. Gura 10% 48% Single to LF; Ford Scores; Kusick to 2B
b1 2-3 1 12- RR MIN B. Wynegar L. Gura 18% 67% Double to LF; Kusick Scores; Smalley Scores
b1 4-3 1 -2- MIN B. Randall L. Gura 4% 71% Single to RF; Wynegar to 3B
b1 4-3 1 1-3 OO MIN L. Wolfe L. Gura -10% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 4.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Twins' Roger Erickson facing 8-9-1
t2 3-4 0 --- O KCR F. Patek R. Erickson 2% 63% Flyball: CF
t2 3-4 1 --- O KCR U. Washington R. Erickson 2% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 3-4 2 --- O KCR S. Braun R. Erickson 1% 66% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Larry Gura facing 9-1-2
b2 4-3 0 --- O MIN B. Rivera L. Gura -2% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 4-3 1 --- O MIN W. Norwood L. Gura -1% 63% Flyball: LF
b2 4-3 2 --- O MIN R. Carew L. Gura -1% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 4.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Twins' Roger Erickson facing 2-3-4
t3 3-4 0 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Erickson 3% 64% Popfly: SS
t3 3-4 1 --- KCR G. Brett R. Erickson -3% 61% Walk
t3 3-4 1 1-- KCR D. Porter R. Erickson -4% 57% Single to CF; Brett to 2B
t3 3-4 1 12- KCR C. Hurdle R. Erickson -7% 50% Walk; Brett to 3B; Porter to 2B
t3 3-4 1 123 O KCR P. LaCock R. Erickson 9% 59% Strikeout Looking
t3 3-4 2 123 O KCR A. Cowens R. Erickson 9% 67% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Larry Gura facing 3-4-5
b3 4-3 0 --- MIN D. Ford L. Gura 9% 76% Triple (CF-RF)
b3 4-3 0 --3 O MIN C. Kusick L. Gura -4% 72% Flyball: RF
b3 4-3 1 --3 R MIN R. Smalley L. Gura 5% 77% Single to LF; Ford Scores
b3 5-3 1 1-- OO MIN B. Wynegar L. Gura -3% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 5.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Twins' Roger Erickson facing 8-9-1
t4 3-5 0 --- O KCR F. Patek R. Erickson 3% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 3-5 1 --- O KCR U. Washington R. Erickson 2% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 3-5 2 --- O KCR S. Braun R. Erickson 1% 79% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Larry Gura facing 7-8-9
b4 5-3 0 --- O MIN B. Randall L. Gura -1% 78% Foul Flyball: LF
b4 5-3 1 --- O MIN L. Wolfe L. Gura -1% 77% Foul Popfly: 1B
b4 5-3 2 --- O MIN B. Rivera L. Gura -1% 76% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 5.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Twins' Roger Erickson facing 2-3-4
t5 3-5 0 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Erickson 3% 79% Flyball: LF
t5 3-5 1 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Erickson 2% 81% Flyball: LF
t5 3-5 2 --- O KCR D. Porter R. Erickson 1% 82% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
b5 5-3 0 --- O MIN W. Norwood L. Gura -1% 81% Strikeout
b5 5-3 1 --- O MIN R. Carew L. Gura -1% 80% Strikeout
b5 5-3 2 --- O MIN D. Ford L. Gura -1% 79% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 5.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Twins' Roger Erickson facing 5-6-7
t6 3-5 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle R. Erickson 3% 82% Strikeout Looking
t6 3-5 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock R. Erickson 2% 84% Flyball: LF
t6 3-5 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens R. Erickson 1% 85% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
b6 5-3 0 --- O MIN C. Kusick L. Gura -1% 84% Flyball: LF
b6 5-3 1 --- O MIN R. Smalley L. Gura -1% 83% Lineout: CF
b6 5-3 2 --- O MIN B. Wynegar L. Gura -1% 82% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Twins' Roger Erickson facing 8-9-1
t7 3-5 0 --- KCR F. Patek R. Erickson -6% 77% Single to CF
t7 3-5 0 1-- O KCR U. Washington R. Erickson 5% 82% Foul Popfly: 3B
t7 3-5 1 1-- O KCR S. Braun R. Erickson 4% 86% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t7 3-5 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae R. Erickson 3% 89% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Larry Gura facing 7-8-9
b7 5-3 0 --- O MIN B. Randall L. Gura -1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 5-3 1 --- MIN L. Wolfe L. Gura 1% 89% Walk
b7 5-3 1 1-- O MIN B. Rivera L. Gura -1% 88% Popfly: 2B
b7 5-3 2 1-- O MIN W. Norwood L. Gura -1% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 5.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Twins' Roger Erickson facing 3-4-5
t8 3-5 0 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Erickson 4% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 3-5 1 --- KCR D. Porter R. Erickson -6% 85% Double to RF
t8 3-5 1 -2- O KCR C. Hurdle R. Erickson 5% 90% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Porter to 3B
t8 3-5 2 --3 R KCR P. LaCock R. Erickson -8% 81% Single to RF; Porter Scores
Willie Wilson pinch runs for Pete LaCock (1B) batting 6th
t8 4-5 2 1-- R KCR A. Cowens R. Erickson -30% 52% Triple to RF; Wilson Scores
t8 5-5 2 --3 O KCR F. Patek R. Erickson 9% 60% Popfly: SS
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Tied 5-5, Royals' Larry Gura facing 2-3-4
John Wathan replaces Willie Wilson (PR) playing 1B batting 6th
b8 5-5 0 --- O MIN R. Carew L. Gura -5% 56% Lineout: SS
b8 5-5 1 --- O MIN D. Ford L. Gura -3% 53% Flyball: RF
b8 5-5 2 --- O MIN C. Kusick L. Gura -3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Tied 5-5, Twins' Roger Erickson facing 9-1-2
t9 5-5 0 --- O KCR U. Washington R. Erickson 6% 56% Flyball: RF
t9 5-5 1 --- O KCR S. Braun R. Erickson 4% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-5 2 --- O KCR H. McRae R. Erickson 3% 63% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Tied 5-5, Royals' Larry Gura facing 5-6-7
b9 5-5 0 --- O MIN R. Smalley L. Gura -6% 58% Foul Popfly: C
b9 5-5 1 --- O MIN B. Wynegar L. Gura -4% 53% Popfly: 3B
b9 5-5 2 --- O MIN B. Randall L. Gura -3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 5.
Top of the 10th, Royals Batting, Tied 5-5, Twins' Roger Erickson facing 3-4-5
t10 5-5 0 --- O KCR G. Brett R. Erickson 6% 56% Flyball: LF
t10 5-5 1 --- O KCR D. Porter R. Erickson 4% 60% Lineout: LF
t10 5-5 2 --- O KCR C. Hurdle R. Erickson 3% 63% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 5.
Bottom of the 10th, Twins Batting, Tied 5-5, Royals' Larry Gura facing 8-9-1
b10 5-5 0 --- O MIN L. Wolfe L. Gura -6% 58% Popfly: 1B
b10 5-5 1 --- MIN B. Rivera L. Gura 5% 63% Single to CF
b10 5-5 1 1-- O MIN W. Norwood L. Gura -7% 56% Popfly: SS
b10 5-5 2 1-- MIN R. Carew L. Gura 5% 61% Single to RF; Rivera to 2B
Al Hrabosky replaces Larry Gura pitching
b10 5-5 2 12- R MIN D. Ford A. Hrabosky 39% 100% Single to RF; Rivera Scores; Carew to 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Twins 6.

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