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DET
@BAL
0
2
CHW
@CAL
4
5
TEX
@MIN
2
5
CLE
@NYY
1
10
MIL
@OAK
3
2
KCR
@SEA
3
4
KCR
@SEA
5
3
BOS
@TOR
1
2
 
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ATL
@CIN
6
4
NYM
@PIT
7
3
LAD
@SDP
2
3
HOU
@SFG
2
3
MON
@STL
4
1
Tuesday, May 23, 1978, 6:05PM
, Kingdome
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:11
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Royals
3
19-19
 Lost 3 
3rd, 3½ GB
at Mariners
4
16-27
 Won 2 
6th, 10 GB
W: Dick Pole (4-4)
L: Andy Hassler (0-1)
S: Jim Todd (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  1  2   0  0  0    3  6  0
Mariners        0  1  0   1  0  2   0  0  X    4  8  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tom Poquette RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .258 .268 .424 .692 -0.166 1.61 0.000 -0.166 -1.1 1 0
Hal McRae LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .295 .333 .551 .885 0.105 1.34 0.149 -0.043 0.4 1 1
   Amos Otis PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .315 .381 .577 .958 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
George Brett 3B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .294 .368 .506 .874 0.072 1.81 0.280 -0.208 0.6 0 5 HR,GDP
Joe Lahoud DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .067 .067 .067 .133 -0.085 0.85 0.000 -0.085 -0.6
Clint Hurdle 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .243 .322 .388 .710 -0.089 1.31 0.026 -0.115 -0.3 12 3
Darrell Porter C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .283 .355 .425 .780 -0.109 1.13 0.000 -0.109 -0.7 4 0
Frank White 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .245 .286 .330 .616 -0.041 1.01 0.026 -0.066 -0.2 2 4
   Al Cowens PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .317 .414 .731 -0.034 1.36 0.000 -0.034 -0.1
U.L. Washington SS 3 0 1 1 0 2 3 .300 .364 .300 .664 0.060 1.20 0.116 -0.056 0.6 2 2 SB
Willie Wilson CF-LF 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 .243 .301 .320 .621 0.049 1.42 0.066 -0.018 0.2 0 0 SB
Andy Hassler P 2 4
Team Totals 32 3 6 3 2 3 34 .188 .235 .281 .517 -0.238 1.31 0.663 -0.900 -1.2 24 19
HR: G Brett (2, off D Pole, 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: G Brett 4; H McRae 2; C Hurdle; U Washington; F White.
GIDP: G Brett (2).
RBI: G Brett 2 (8); U Washington (1).
2-out RBI: U Washington.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 2. F White-C Hurdle; C Hurdle-U Washington-A Hassler.
PB: D Porter (2).
Outfield Assists: H McRae (B Bochte at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: U Washington (6, 2nd base off D Pole/B Plummer); W Wilson (17, 2nd base off D Pole/B Plummer).

Seattle Mariners

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Julio Cruz 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .274 .365 .319 .684 -0.061 0.74 0.042 -0.103 -0.6 1 7 2·CS
Juan Bernhardt 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .316 .341 .395 .736 0.023 0.81 0.065 -0.041 -0.1 16 2
Bruce Bochte LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .267 .348 .388 .735 -0.138 0.95 0.012 -0.150 -0.9 0 0 GDP
Leon Roberts RF 2 2 2 0 1 0 4 .304 .409 .557 .966 0.039 0.66 0.061 -0.022 0.4 2 0 2B,HBP
Leroy Stanton DH 4 2 2 1 0 1 4 .216 .324 .276 .599 0.343 1.09 0.356 -0.013 2.4 2B,SB
Ruppert Jones CF 2 0 1 2 0 1 3 .230 .328 .309 .637 0.138 1.59 0.184 -0.046 0.3 2 0 2B,SF
Larry Milbourne 3B-SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .261 .261 .348 .609 -0.097 1.08 0.000 -0.097 -1.1 1 2 GDP
Craig Reynolds SS 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 .317 .368 .375 .743 0.094 1.13 0.114 -0.020 0.8 0 3 3B
   Jose Baez 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .280 .227 .507 -0.018 0.71 0.000 -0.018 -0.2 0 2
Bill Plummer C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .214 .267 .286 .552 -0.061 0.79 0.000 -0.061 -0.6 4 0
Dick Pole P 1 0
   Jim Todd P 0 0
Team Totals 27 4 8 4 3 4 32 .296 .375 .481 .856 0.262 0.94 0.834 -0.571 0.3 27 16
2B: L Roberts (5, off A Hassler); L Stanton (4, off A Hassler); R Jones (6, off A Hassler).
3B: C Reynolds (2, off A Hassler).
SF: R Jones (2, off A Hassler).
HBP: L Roberts (2, by A Hassler).
TB: L Stanton 3; C Reynolds 3; L Roberts 3; R Jones 2; J Bernhardt; J Cruz.
GIDP: L Milbourne (2); B Bochte (6).
RBI: R Jones 2 (12); C Reynolds (15); L Stanton (10).
2-out RBI: R Jones; L Stanton; C Reynolds.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Bernhardt-L Milbourne-J Bernhardt.
E: J Cruz (5).
Baserunning
SB: L Stanton (1, 2nd base off A Hassler/D Porter).
CS: J Cruz 2 (2, 2nd base by A Hassler POCS 2).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Andy Hassler, L (0-1) 8 8 4 3 3 4 0 5.00 32 53 -0.263 0.94 -0.3
Team Totals 8 8 4 3 3 4 0 3.38 32 53 -0.263 0.94 -0.3

Seattle Mariners

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Pole, W (4-4) 7 6 3 2 2 3 1 5.31 29 56 -0.122 1.18 -0.1
Jim Todd, S (1) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.58 5 1 0 0.359 2.16 1.3
Team Totals 9 6 3 2 2 3 1 2.00 34 56 1 0 0.237 1.31 1.2
D Pole faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: D Pole (1).
HBP: A Hassler (2; L Roberts).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: A Hassler 2 (2; J Cruz, 2nd base (CS), J Cruz, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - George Maloney, 1B - Jim McKean, 2B - Greg Kosc, 3B - Jerry Neudecker.
Time of Game: 2:11.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Seattle Mariners
1 Tom Poquette RF 1 Julio Cruz 2B
2 Hal McRae LF 2 Juan Bernhardt 1B
3 George Brett 3B 3 Bruce Bochte LF
4 Joe Lahoud DH 4 Leon Roberts RF
5 Clint Hurdle 1B 5 Leroy Stanton DH
6 Darrell Porter C 6 Ruppert Jones CF
7 Frank White 2B 7 Larry Milbourne 3B
8 U.L. Washington SS 8 Craig Reynolds SS
9 Willie Wilson CF 9 Bill Plummer C
Andy Hassler P Dick Pole P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-2 0 1-- RR KCR G. Brett D. Pole -28% 33% Home Run; McRae Scores
b6 2-3 2 1-- R SEA L. Stanton A. Hassler 22% 55% Double to RF; Roberts Scores
b6 3-3 2 -2- R SEA R. Jones A. Hassler 18% 74% Double to LF; Stanton Scores
t8 3-4 0 1-- OO KCR G. Brett J. Todd 18% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
b6 2-3 0 1-- OO SEA B. Bochte A. Hassler -13% 31% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P

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, Mariners' Dick Pole facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR T. Poquette D. Pole 2% 52% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Pole 1% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Pole 1% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mariners Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O SEA J. Cruz A. Hassler -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O SEA J. Bernhardt A. Hassler -1% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- SEA B. Bochte A. Hassler 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O SEA L. Roberts A. Hassler -2% 50% Double to LF; Bochte out at Hm/LF-SS-C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Mariners' Dick Pole facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR J. Lahoud D. Pole 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- KCR C. Hurdle D. Pole -3% 50% Single to CF
t2 0-0 1 1-- O KCR D. Porter D. Pole 3% 53% Popfly: 1B
t2 0-0 2 1-- O KCR F. White D. Pole 2% 55% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mariners Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- SEA L. Stanton A. Hassler 4% 59% Strikeout, Passed Ball; Stanton to 1B
b2 0-0 0 1-- O SEA R. Jones A. Hassler -3% 55% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 1 1-- SEA L. Milbourne A. Hassler 2% 57% Stanton Steals 2B
b2 0-0 1 -2- O SEA L. Milbourne A. Hassler -3% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B; Stanton to 3B
b2 0-0 2 --3 R SEA C. Reynolds A. Hassler 11% 65% Triple to RF; Stanton Scores/unER
b2 1-0 2 --3 O SEA B. Plummer A. Hassler -3% 62% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Mariners' Dick Pole facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O KCR U. Washington D. Pole 3% 65% Strikeout
t3 0-1 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson D. Pole 2% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- O KCR T. Poquette D. Pole 1% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mariners Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- SEA J. Cruz A. Hassler 3% 71% Walk
b3 1-0 0 1-- O SEA J. Bernhardt A. Hassler -5% 66% Cruz Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-2B-P)
b3 1-0 1 --- O SEA J. Bernhardt A. Hassler -1% 64% Groundout: P-1B
b3 1-0 2 --- O SEA B. Bochte A. Hassler -1% 63% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Mariners' Dick Pole facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Pole 3% 66% Flyball: RF
t4 0-1 1 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Pole 2% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-1 2 --- O KCR J. Lahoud D. Pole 1% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 4-5-6
b4 1-0 0 --- SEA L. Roberts A. Hassler 3% 72% Single to CF
b4 1-0 0 1-- SEA L. Stanton A. Hassler 8% 81% Single to LF; Roberts to 3B
b4 1-0 0 1-3 RO SEA R. Jones A. Hassler -1% 80% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Roberts Scores
b4 2-0 1 1-- OO SEA L. Milbourne A. Hassler -3% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Mariners 2.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Mariners' Dick Pole facing 5-6-7
t5 0-2 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle D. Pole 3% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-2 1 --- O KCR D. Porter D. Pole 2% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-2 2 --- KCR F. White D. Pole -3% 79% Single to 2B; White to 2B/Adv on E4 (throw to 1B)
t5 0-2 2 -2- R KCR U. Washington D. Pole -10% 68% Single to CF; White Scores/unER
t5 1-2 2 1-- KCR W. Wilson D. Pole -1% 67% Washington Steals 2B
t5 1-2 2 -2- KCR W. Wilson D. Pole -1% 65% Walk
t5 1-2 2 12- O KCR T. Poquette D. Pole 6% 72% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Mariners 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 8-9-1
b5 2-1 0 --- O SEA C. Reynolds A. Hassler -2% 70% Strikeout
b5 2-1 1 --- O SEA B. Plummer A. Hassler -1% 68% Strikeout
b5 2-1 2 --- O SEA J. Cruz A. Hassler -1% 67% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Mariners 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Mariners' Dick Pole facing 2-3-4
Jose Baez replaces Craig Reynolds (SS) playing 3B batting 8th
Larry Milbourne moves from 3B to SS
t6 1-2 0 --- KCR H. McRae D. Pole -6% 61% Single to CF
t6 1-2 0 1-- RR KCR G. Brett D. Pole -28% 33% Home Run; McRae Scores
t6 3-2 0 --- O KCR J. Lahoud D. Pole 2% 35% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 3-2 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle D. Pole 2% 37% Flyball: CF
t6 3-2 2 --- O KCR D. Porter D. Pole 1% 38% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Mariners 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Mariners Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 2-3-4
b6 2-3 0 --- SEA J. Bernhardt A. Hassler 6% 45% Single to CF
b6 2-3 0 1-- OO SEA B. Bochte A. Hassler -13% 31% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P
b6 2-3 2 --- SEA L. Roberts A. Hassler 2% 34% Walk
b6 2-3 2 1-- R SEA L. Stanton A. Hassler 22% 55% Double to RF; Roberts Scores
b6 3-3 2 -2- R SEA R. Jones A. Hassler 18% 74% Double to LF; Stanton Scores
b6 4-3 2 -2- O SEA L. Milbourne A. Hassler -3% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Mariners 4.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Mariners' Dick Pole facing 7-8-9
t7 3-4 0 --- O KCR F. White D. Pole 4% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 3-4 1 --- O KCR U. Washington D. Pole 3% 78% Strikeout
t7 3-4 2 --- KCR W. Wilson D. Pole -2% 75% Walk
t7 3-4 2 1-- KCR T. Poquette D. Pole -2% 73% Wilson Steals 2B
t7 3-4 2 -2- KCR T. Poquette D. Pole -1% 73% Wild Pitch; Wilson to 3B
t7 3-4 2 --3 O KCR T. Poquette D. Pole 7% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Mariners 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 8-9-1
b7 4-3 0 --- O SEA J. Baez A. Hassler -2% 78% Lineout: RF
b7 4-3 1 --- O SEA B. Plummer A. Hassler -1% 77% Foul Popfly: 1B
b7 4-3 2 --- SEA J. Cruz A. Hassler 1% 78% Single
b7 4-3 2 1-- O SEA J. Bernhardt A. Hassler -2% 76% Cruz Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Mariners 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Mariners' Dick Pole facing 2-3-4
t8 3-4 0 --- KCR H. McRae D. Pole -9% 67% Single to RF
Jim Todd replaces Dick Pole pitching
Amos Otis pinch runs for Hal McRae (LF) batting 2nd
t8 3-4 0 1-- OO KCR G. Brett J. Todd 18% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
t8 3-4 2 --- O KCR J. Lahoud J. Todd 3% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Mariners 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Mariners Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Andy Hassler facing 2-3-4
Willie Wilson moves from CF to LF
Amos Otis moves from PR to CF
b8 4-3 0 --- O SEA J. Bernhardt A. Hassler -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 4-3 1 --- O SEA B. Bochte A. Hassler -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 4-3 2 --- SEA L. Roberts A. Hassler 1% 86% Hit By Pitch
b8 4-3 2 1-- O SEA L. Stanton A. Hassler -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Mariners 4.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-4, Mariners' Jim Todd facing 5-6-7
t9 3-4 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle J. Todd 7% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 3-4 1 --- O KCR D. Porter J. Todd 5% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
Al Cowens pinch hits for Frank White (2B) batting 7th
t9 3-4 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens J. Todd 3% 100% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Mariners 4.

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