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DET
@BAL
7
5
 
(10)
CAL
@CHW
3
2
NYY
@CLE
7
8
 
(10)
OAK
@MIL
0
3
KCR
@MIN
4
2
KCR
@MIN
0
4
SEA
@TEX
2
10
SEA
@TEX
0
1
BOS
@TOR
4
5
CIN
@ATL
6
4
SDP
@LAD
12
3
HOU
@SFG
0
2
CHC
@STL
5
3
Friday, September 22, 1978, 5:00PM
, Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:37
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Royals
4
87-66
 Won 2 
1st
at Twins
2
69-84
 Lost 2 
4th, 17 GB
W: Larry Gura (15-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  1   1  1  0    4  4  1
Twins           0  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  6  2

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
George Brett 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .787 -0.055 1.02 0.000 -0.055 -0.5 1 1
   Dave Cripe 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .500 -0.036 1.45 0.000 -0.036 -0.2 0 0
   Pete LaCock PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .771 -0.022 0.87 0.000 -0.022 -0.2 2 0
Hal McRae LF 2 1 0 0 2 0 .273 .762 0.185 1.22 0.227 -0.041 1.1 0 0 SB
   Willie Wilson PR-LF 0 1 0 0 0 0 .219 .568 0.083 1.49 0.083 0.000 0.4 0 0 SB
Amos Otis CF 1 1 0 0 3 0 .296 .912 0.109 1.13 0.119 -0.010 0.9 3 0 SB
Al Cowens RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .278 .717 -0.143 1.48 0.000 -0.143 -1.1 2 1
John Wathan C 4 0 1 1 0 0 .310 .736 0.014 1.09 0.097 -0.082 0.2 5 0
Darrell Porter DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 .271 .817 -0.071 0.81 0.007 -0.078 -0.3
   Luis Silverio PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.714 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Frank White 2B 4 1 3 1 0 0 .278 .729 0.235 0.94 0.267 -0.032 1.5 4 2 HR
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .255 .641 -0.095 0.94 0.009 -0.104 -1.5 1 4 SB
Jerry Terrell 1B-3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .192 .415 -0.057 0.78 0.000 -0.057 -0.5 8 1
Larry Gura P 1 1
Team Totals 29 4 4 2 6 4 .138 .527 0.147 1.09 0.809 -0.660 -0.3 27 10
HR: F White (7, off D Jackson; 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: F White 6; J Wathan.
RBI: J Wathan (25); F White (47).
2-out RBI: J Wathan.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
E: F Patek (31).
Outfield Assists: A Cowens (B Randall at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: W Wilson (43, 2nd base off M Marshall/G Borgmann); H McRae (16, 3rd base off D Jackson/G Borgmann); A Otis (31, 2nd base off D Jackson/G Borgmann); F Patek (36, 2nd base off D Jackson/G Borgmann).
Pickoffs: W Wilson (2nd base by M Marshall).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dave Edwards CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .208 .636 -0.155 1.11 0.000 -0.155 -1.5 3 1
Rod Carew 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .338 .857 -0.018 0.94 0.052 -0.070 -0.5 9 1
Willie Norwood LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .254 .677 -0.118 1.21 0.000 -0.118 -0.8 4 0
Dan Ford RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .758 -0.103 0.99 0.000 -0.103 -0.8 0 0
Jose Morales DH 3 1 3 0 1 0 .326 .787 0.160 0.88 0.160 0.000 1.1 2B
   Rob Wilfong PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .646 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Roy Smalley SS 3 1 0 0 1 1 .279 .808 0.148 1.42 0.204 -0.057 0.7 1 3
Glenn Borgmann C 3 0 0 1 0 0 .210 .638 -0.178 2.48 0.016 -0.194 -1.0 5 0 SF
   Hosken Powell PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .662 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Bob Randall 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 .278 .666 -0.043 1.93 0.097 -0.139 0.3 4 4
Larry Wolfe 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .239 .664 -0.046 1.52 0.080 -0.126 0.1 1 0 2B
Darrell Jackson P 0 0
   Mike Marshall P 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 6 2 3 4 .188 .500 -0.353 1.39 0.609 -0.962 -2.3 27 9
2B: J Morales (13, off L Gura); L Wolfe (10, off L Gura).
SF: G Borgmann (3, off L Gura).
TB: J Morales 4; B Randall 2; L Wolfe 2.
RBI: G Borgmann (15); B Randall (21).
2-out RBI: B Randall.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Smalley-B Randall-G Borgmann.
E: L Wolfe (12); M Marshall (1).
Outfield Assists: D Edwards (A Otis at 3rd base).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura, W (15-4) 9 6 2 0 3 4 0 2.83 36 72 0.353 1.39 2.3
Team Totals 9 6 2 0 3 4 0 0.00 36 72 0.353 1.39 2.3

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Darrell Jackson, L (4-5) 7 3 3 2 3 4 1 4.43 27 62 -0.073 1.20 0.4
Mike Marshall 2 1 1 0 3 0 0 2.36 8 0 0 -0.075 0.74 -0.0
Team Totals 9 4 4 2 6 4 1 2.00 35 62 0 0 -0.148 1.09 0.3
Balks: L Gura (1); D Jackson (3).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: M Marshall (1; W Wilson, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Reilly, 1B - Bill Haller, 2B - Ron Luciano, 3B - Ken Kaiser.
Time of Game: 2:37.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 74° F, Wind 20mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Minnesota Twins
1 George Brett 3B 1 Dave Edwards CF
2 Hal McRae LF 2 Rod Carew 1B
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Willie Norwood LF
4 Al Cowens RF 4 Dan Ford RF
5 John Wathan C 5 Jose Morales DH
6 Darrell Porter DH 6 Roy Smalley SS
7 Frank White 2B 7 Glenn Borgmann C
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Bob Randall 2B
9 Jerry Terrell 1B 9 Larry Wolfe 3B
Larry Gura P Darrell Jackson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 2-2 1 --- R KCR F. White D. Jackson 22% 68% Home Run
t6 1-2 2 12- R KCR J. Wathan D. Jackson 16% 49% McRae Steals 3B; Otis Steals 2B; McRae Scores/Adv on E5/unER; Otis to 3B
b9 2-4 0 -2- MIN R. Smalley L. Gura -13% 68% Walk
b9 2-4 0 12- O MIN G. Borgmann L. Gura 13% 81% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Smalley to 2B
b9 2-4 1 12- O MIN B. Randall L. Gura 10% 91% Flyball: RF

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' Darrell Jackson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Jackson -2% 48% Lineout: 2B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Jackson -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis D. Jackson -1% 45% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O MIN D. Edwards L. Gura 2% 47% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-0 1 --- O MIN R. Carew L. Gura 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O MIN W. Norwood L. Gura 1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Darrell Jackson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens D. Jackson -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan D. Jackson -2% 46% Foul Popfly: 1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCR D. Porter D. Jackson -1% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O MIN D. Ford L. Gura 2% 47% Popfly: 2B
b2 0-0 1 --- MIN J. Morales L. Gura -3% 45% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- MIN R. Smalley L. Gura -7% 38% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Morales to 3B
b2 0-0 1 1-3 RO MIN G. Borgmann L. Gura -2% 36% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Morales Scores/unER
b2 1-0 2 1-- MIN B. Randall L. Gura -1% 35% Balk; Smalley to 2B
b2 1-0 2 -2- RO MIN B. Randall L. Gura -7% 28% Single to RF; Smalley Scores/unER; Randall out at 2B/RF-3B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Darrell Jackson facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- KCR F. White D. Jackson 4% 32% Single to LF
t3 0-2 0 1-- O KCR F. Patek D. Jackson -4% 28% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t3 0-2 1 1-- O KCR J. Terrell D. Jackson -3% 25% Flyball: LF
t3 0-2 2 1-- KCR G. Brett D. Jackson 1% 26% Patek Steals 2B
t3 0-2 2 -2- O KCR G. Brett D. Jackson -3% 23% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 9-1-2
b3 2-0 0 --- O MIN L. Wolfe L. Gura 2% 24% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 2-0 1 --- O MIN D. Edwards L. Gura 1% 25% Strikeout Looking
b3 2-0 2 --- O MIN R. Carew L. Gura 1% 26% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Twins 2.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Darrell Jackson facing 2-3-4
t4 0-2 0 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Jackson -3% 24% Foul Flyball: LF
t4 0-2 1 --- KCR A. Otis D. Jackson 3% 26% Walk
t4 0-2 1 1-- KCR A. Cowens D. Jackson 2% 28% Balk; Otis to 2B
t4 0-2 1 -2- O KCR A. Cowens D. Jackson -4% 24% Foul Popfly: 1B
t4 0-2 2 -2- R KCR J. Wathan D. Jackson 10% 34% Single to LF; Otis Scores
t4 1-2 2 1-- O KCR D. Porter D. Jackson -3% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 3-4-5
b4 2-1 0 --- O MIN W. Norwood L. Gura 2% 33% Lineout: SS
b4 2-1 1 --- O MIN D. Ford L. Gura 1% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 2-1 2 --- MIN J. Morales L. Gura -1% 33% Single to CF
b4 2-1 2 1-- O MIN R. Smalley L. Gura 2% 36% Foul Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Darrell Jackson facing 7-8-9
t5 1-2 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Jackson -3% 32% Foul Popfly: 1B
t5 1-2 1 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Jackson -2% 30% Popfly: 2B
t5 1-2 2 --- O KCR J. Terrell D. Jackson -1% 29% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 7-8-9
Dave Cripe replaces George Brett playing 3B batting 1st
b5 2-1 0 --- O MIN G. Borgmann L. Gura 2% 31% Popfly: 2B
b5 2-1 1 --- MIN B. Randall L. Gura -2% 28% Single to LF
b5 2-1 1 1-- MIN L. Wolfe L. Gura -8% 20% Double to LF; Randall to 3B
b5 2-1 1 -23 O MIN D. Edwards L. Gura 8% 29% Fielder's Choice 2B; Randall out at Hm/2B-C; Wolfe to 3B
b5 2-1 2 1-3 O MIN R. Carew L. Gura 5% 33% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Twins 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Darrell Jackson facing 1-2-3
t6 1-2 0 --- O KCR D. Cripe D. Jackson -4% 30% Flyball: CF
t6 1-2 1 --- KCR H. McRae D. Jackson 4% 34% Walk
t6 1-2 1 1-- KCR A. Otis D. Jackson 6% 40% Walk; McRae to 2B
t6 1-2 1 12- O KCR A. Cowens D. Jackson -7% 32% Strikeout
t6 1-2 2 12- R KCR J. Wathan D. Jackson 16% 49% McRae Steals 3B; Otis Steals 2B; McRae Scores/Adv on E5/unER; Otis to 3B
t6 2-2 2 --3 O KCR J. Wathan D. Jackson -6% 43% Flyball: LF
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Tied 2-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 3-4-5
b6 2-2 0 --- O MIN W. Norwood L. Gura 3% 46% Strikeout
b6 2-2 1 --- O MIN D. Ford L. Gura 2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 2-2 2 --- MIN J. Morales L. Gura -2% 46% Single to CF
b6 2-2 2 1-- O MIN R. Smalley L. Gura 4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Twins 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Twins' Darrell Jackson facing 6-7-8
t7 2-2 0 --- O KCR D. Porter D. Jackson -4% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 2-2 1 --- R KCR F. White D. Jackson 22% 68% Home Run
t7 3-2 1 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Jackson -2% 66% Strikeout
t7 3-2 2 --- O KCR J. Terrell D. Jackson -1% 65% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Larry Gura facing 7-8-9
b7 2-3 0 --- O MIN G. Borgmann L. Gura 5% 70% Groundout: 1B-P
b7 2-3 1 --- O MIN B. Randall L. Gura 3% 73% Flyball: CF
b7 2-3 2 --- O MIN L. Wolfe L. Gura 2% 75% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Twins 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Twins' Mike Marshall facing 1-2-3
Mike Marshall replaces Darrell Jackson pitching
Pete LaCock pinch hits for Dave Cripe (3B) batting 1st
t8 3-2 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock M. Marshall -2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-2 1 --- KCR H. McRae M. Marshall 2% 76% Walk
Willie Wilson pinch runs for Hal McRae (LF) batting 2nd
t8 3-2 1 1-- KCR A. Otis M. Marshall 2% 77% Wilson Steals 2B
t8 3-2 1 -2- KCR A. Otis M. Marshall 1% 79% Walk
t8 3-2 1 12- RO KCR A. Cowens M. Marshall 6% 85% Wilson Picked off 2B, safe on E1; Wilson Scores/unER; Otis out at 3B/CF-1B-3B
t8 4-2 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens M. Marshall -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
Pete LaCock moves from PH to 1B
Jerry Terrell moves from 1B to 3B
Willie Wilson moves from PR to LF
b8 2-4 0 --- O MIN D. Edwards L. Gura 4% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 2-4 1 --- MIN R. Carew L. Gura -5% 83% Walk
b8 2-4 1 1-- O MIN W. Norwood L. Gura 5% 89% Popfly: 2B
b8 2-4 2 1-- O MIN D. Ford L. Gura 4% 93% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Twins' Mike Marshall facing 5-6-7
t9 4-2 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan M. Marshall -1% 92% Flyball: CF
t9 4-2 1 --- KCR D. Porter M. Marshall 1% 93% Walk
Luis Silverio pinch runs for Darrell Porter (DH) batting 6th
t9 4-2 1 1-- KCR F. White M. Marshall 1% 94% Single to 3B/Bunt; Silverio to 2B
t9 4-2 1 12- OO KCR F. Patek M. Marshall -3% 91% Double Play: Groundout: SS-2B-C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Larry Gura facing 5-6-7
b9 2-4 0 --- MIN J. Morales L. Gura -10% 81% Double to LF
Rob Wilfong pinch runs for Jose Morales (DH) batting 5th
b9 2-4 0 -2- MIN R. Smalley L. Gura -13% 68% Walk
b9 2-4 0 12- O MIN G. Borgmann L. Gura 13% 81% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Smalley to 2B
Hosken Powell pinch runs for Glenn Borgmann (C) batting 7th
b9 2-4 1 12- O MIN B. Randall L. Gura 10% 91% Flyball: RF
b9 2-4 2 12- O MIN L. Wolfe L. Gura 9% 100% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Twins 2.

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