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Standings
BAL
@BOS
3
1
DET
@CAL
10
2
CHW
@MIL
5
3
KCR
@NYY
2
4
TOR
@OAK
1
2
CLE
@SEA
4
1
NYM
@ATL
4
5
LAD
@CHC
4
5
 
(10)
SDP
@PIT
2
1
SFG
@STL
0
9
Tuesday, May 2, 1978, 8:00PM
, Yankee Stadium II
Attendance: 19,152, Time of Game: 2:09
Royals
2
14-7
 Lost 2 
2nd, 2½ GB
at Yankees
4
12-9
 Won 3 
2nd, 3 GB
L: Larry Gura (2-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  0
Yankees         0  0  0   0  1  3   0  0  X    4  6  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Wilson CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .290 .338 .387 .725 0.102 0.82 0.127 -0.025 0.7 1 0 2B
Tom Poquette LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .375 .371 .656 1.028 -0.076 0.88 0.000 -0.076 -0.7 6 0
   Al Cowens PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .232 .317 .391 .708 -0.057 2.59 0.000 -0.057 -0.3 1 0
Clint Hurdle RF-LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .214 .333 .321 .655 -0.060 1.23 0.020 -0.080 -0.3 3 0
Hal McRae DH 3 1 1 1 1 2 4 .244 .301 .558 .859 0.043 1.11 0.151 -0.108 0.2 HR,CS
Darrell Porter C 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .356 .413 .507 .919 0.116 1.25 0.190 -0.074 0.7 4 0 HR
Pete LaCock 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .091 .154 .091 .245 0.004 0.76 0.039 -0.034 -0.1 5 0
   John Wathan PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .316 .350 .474 .824 0.121 2.81 0.121 0.000 0.6
Jerry Terrell 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .250 .333 .250 .583 -0.291 1.80 0.000 -0.291 -1.6 1 2 GDP
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .265 .296 .368 .663 -0.030 0.86 0.031 -0.061 -0.5 1 1
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .183 .222 .233 .456 -0.098 1.31 0.000 -0.098 -0.8 2 3
Larry Gura P 0 0
   Al Hrabosky P 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 3 5 35 .219 .286 .438 .723 -0.226 1.21 0.679 -0.904 -2.1 24 6
2B: W Wilson (4, off C Hunter).
HR: H McRae (6, off C Hunter, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); D Porter (3, off C Hunter, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: D Porter 5; H McRae 4; W Wilson 2; F Patek; J Wathan; P LaCock.
GIDP: J Terrell (1).
RBI: H McRae (14); D Porter (11).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. F Patek-F White-P LaCock; J Terrell-F White-P LaCock.
Baserunning
CS: H McRae (1, 2nd base by C Hunter/T Munson).

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mickey Rivers CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .313 .360 .425 .785 -0.077 0.78 0.000 -0.077 -0.6 1 0
Willie Randolph 2B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .260 .333 .338 .671 0.104 0.77 0.124 -0.020 0.4 1 3 2B
Thurman Munson C 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .250 .256 .288 .544 0.103 1.20 0.202 -0.099 0.2 5 1 2B,GDP
Reggie Jackson RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .274 .315 .417 .731 -0.088 0.82 0.000 -0.088 -0.7 2 0
Lou Piniella LF 3 2 2 2 0 0 3 .348 .412 .500 .912 0.315 1.36 0.338 -0.023 1.9 7 0 HR
Chris Chambliss 1B 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .295 .353 .333 .686 0.147 1.01 0.163 -0.016 1.1 8 0 2B
Graig Nettles 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .212 .358 .273 .631 0.021 1.10 0.044 -0.023 0.0 0 0 HBP
Cliff Johnson DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .160 .250 .260 .510 -0.171 1.67 0.000 -0.171 -1.4 GDP
Bucky Dent SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .214 .240 .257 .497 -0.080 1.03 0.000 -0.080 -0.6 2 3
Catfish Hunter P 0 0
   Sparky Lyle P 1 0
Team Totals 28 4 6 3 2 4 31 .214 .290 .429 .719 0.274 1.06 0.871 -0.597 0.3 27 7
2B: C Chambliss (3, off L Gura); W Randolph (1, off L Gura); T Munson (3, off L Gura).
HR: L Piniella (1, off L Gura, 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
HBP: G Nettles (3, by L Gura).
TB: L Piniella 5; T Munson 3; W Randolph 2; C Chambliss 2.
GIDP: T Munson (2); C Johnson (4).
RBI: L Piniella 2 (5); T Munson (5).
2-out RBI: L Piniella 2.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Dent-W Randolph-C Chambliss.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura, L (2-1) 5.2 6 4 4 2 3 1 3.76 24 42 -0.319 1.29 -1.5
Al Hrabosky 2.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.08 7 1 0 0.045 0.25 1.1
Team Totals 8 6 4 4 2 4 1 4.50 31 42 1 0 -0.274 1.06 -0.3

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Catfish Hunter, W (1-3) 7 5 2 2 2 4 2 7.08 27 61 0.090 0.94 1.2
Sparky Lyle, S (4) 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1.65 8 0 0 0.135 2.17 0.9
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 3 5 2 2.00 35 61 0 0 0.225 1.21 2.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: L Gura (1; G Nettles).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ken Kaiser, 1B - Mike Reilly, 2B - Bill Haller, 3B - Lou DiMuro.
Time of Game: 2:09.
Attendance: 19,152.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 61° F, Wind 15mph in unknown direction, Night.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 2-2 2 -2- RR NYY L. Piniella L. Gura 28% 84% Home Run; Munson Scores
t9 2-4 0 12- OO KCR J. Terrell S. Lyle 23% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Porter to 3B
b6 1-2 1 -2- R NYY T. Munson L. Gura 19% 60% Double to LF; Randolph Scores
b5 0-2 0 1-- NYY C. Chambliss L. Gura 16% 48% Double to LF; Piniella to 3B
t4 0-0 1 --- R KCR H. McRae C. Hunter -14% 39% Home Run

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, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR W. Wilson C. Hunter -6% 44% Double to RF
t1 0-0 0 -2- O KCR T. Poquette C. Hunter 4% 48% Lineout: 1B
t1 0-0 1 -2- KCR C. Hurdle C. Hunter -2% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 1 12- O KCR H. McRae C. Hunter 4% 50% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 12- O KCR D. Porter C. Hunter 4% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYY M. Rivers L. Gura -2% 52% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYY W. Randolph L. Gura -1% 51% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 --- NYY T. Munson L. Gura 1% 52% Single to CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O NYY R. Jackson L. Gura -2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock C. Hunter 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCR J. Terrell C. Hunter 2% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCR F. Patek C. Hunter 1% 55% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O NYY L. Piniella L. Gura -2% 53% Popfly: 1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O NYY C. Chambliss L. Gura -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 --- O NYY G. Nettles L. Gura -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. White C. Hunter 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t3 0-0 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson C. Hunter 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O KCR T. Poquette C. Hunter 1% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O NYY C. Johnson L. Gura -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O NYY B. Dent L. Gura -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b3 0-0 2 --- O NYY M. Rivers L. Gura -1% 50% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle C. Hunter 3% 53% Strikeout
t4 0-0 1 --- R KCR H. McRae C. Hunter -14% 39% Home Run
t4 1-0 1 --- R KCR D. Porter C. Hunter -12% 27% Home Run
t4 2-0 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock C. Hunter 1% 28% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-0 2 --- O KCR J. Terrell C. Hunter 1% 29% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- NYY W. Randolph L. Gura 5% 34% Walk
b4 0-2 0 1-- OO NYY T. Munson L. Gura -9% 24% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b4 0-2 2 --- O NYY R. Jackson L. Gura -1% 23% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 8-9-1
t5 2-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek C. Hunter 2% 25% Flyball: LF
t5 2-0 1 --- O KCR F. White C. Hunter 1% 26% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-0 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson C. Hunter 1% 27% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 5-6-7
b5 0-2 0 --- NYY L. Piniella L. Gura 5% 32% Single to LF
b5 0-2 0 1-- NYY C. Chambliss L. Gura 16% 48% Double to LF; Piniella to 3B
b5 0-2 0 -23 NYY G. Nettles L. Gura 4% 52% Hit By Pitch
b5 0-2 0 123 ROO NYY C. Johnson L. Gura -14% 38% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Piniella Scores; Chambliss to 3B
b5 1-2 2 --3 O NYY B. Dent L. Gura -6% 33% Popfly: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 2-3-4
t6 2-1 0 --- O KCR T. Poquette C. Hunter 2% 35% Flyball: LF
t6 2-1 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle C. Hunter 2% 37% Flyball: LF
t6 2-1 2 --- KCR H. McRae C. Hunter -1% 35% Walk
t6 2-1 2 1-- O KCR D. Porter C. Hunter 2% 38% McRae Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
b6 1-2 0 --- O NYY M. Rivers L. Gura -4% 34% Lineout: LF
b6 1-2 1 --- NYY W. Randolph L. Gura 8% 41% Double to RF
b6 1-2 1 -2- R NYY T. Munson L. Gura 19% 60% Double to LF; Randolph Scores
b6 2-2 1 -2- O NYY R. Jackson L. Gura -5% 55% Strikeout
b6 2-2 2 -2- RR NYY L. Piniella L. Gura 28% 84% Home Run; Munson Scores
b6 4-2 2 --- NYY C. Chambliss L. Gura 1% 84% Walk
Al Hrabosky replaces Larry Gura pitching
b6 4-2 2 1-- O NYY G. Nettles A. Hrabosky -1% 83% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 4.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 5-6-7
t7 2-4 0 --- O KCR D. Porter C. Hunter 3% 86% Flyball: CF
t7 2-4 1 --- KCR P. LaCock C. Hunter -4% 82% Single to CF
t7 2-4 1 1-- O KCR J. Terrell C. Hunter 4% 87% Flyball: RF
t7 2-4 2 1-- KCR F. Patek C. Hunter -3% 83% Single to LF; LaCock to 2B
t7 2-4 2 12- O KCR F. White C. Hunter 6% 90% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Al Hrabosky facing 8-9-1
b7 4-2 0 --- O NYY C. Johnson A. Hrabosky -1% 89% Flyball: LF
b7 4-2 1 --- O NYY B. Dent A. Hrabosky -1% 88% Popfly: 3B
b7 4-2 2 --- O NYY M. Rivers A. Hrabosky -0% 88% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Yankees' Sparky Lyle facing 1-2-3
Sparky Lyle replaces Catfish Hunter pitching
t8 2-4 0 --- KCR W. Wilson S. Lyle -7% 81% Walk
Al Cowens pinch hits for Tom Poquette (LF) batting 2nd
t8 2-4 0 1-- O KCR A. Cowens S. Lyle 6% 87% Foul Popfly: 1B
t8 2-4 1 1-- O KCR C. Hurdle S. Lyle 4% 90% Groundout: P unassisted; Wilson to 2B
t8 2-4 2 -2- O KCR H. McRae S. Lyle 4% 95% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Al Hrabosky facing 2-3-4
Clint Hurdle moves from RF to LF
Al Cowens moves from PH to RF
b8 4-2 0 --- O NYY W. Randolph A. Hrabosky -1% 94% Flyball: RF
b8 4-2 1 --- O NYY T. Munson A. Hrabosky -0% 94% Flyball: LF
b8 4-2 2 --- O NYY R. Jackson A. Hrabosky -0% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Yankees' Sparky Lyle facing 5-6-7
t9 2-4 0 --- KCR D. Porter S. Lyle -7% 86% Single to RF
John Wathan pinch hits for Pete LaCock (1B) batting 6th
t9 2-4 0 1-- KCR J. Wathan S. Lyle -12% 74% Single to LF; Porter to 2B
t9 2-4 0 12- OO KCR J. Terrell S. Lyle 23% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Porter to 3B
t9 2-4 2 --3 O KCR F. Patek S. Lyle 3% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 4.

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