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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,
, Kingdome
Attendance: 8,275, Time of Game: 2:27
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Royals
5
20-19
 Won 1 
3rd, 3½ GB
at Mariners
3
16-28
 Lost 1 
6th, 10 GB
W: Doug Bird (3-2)
L: Shane Rawley (1-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  0  0   0  1  1   2  0  0    5  7  1
Mariners        0  0  0   1  1  0   0  1  0    3  5  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frank White 2B 4 2 2 0 0 1 4 .255 .293 .345 .639 0.111 0.76 0.131 -0.021 0.6 2 2 2B
Hal McRae DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .300 .337 .550 .887 0.065 0.90 0.092 -0.028 0.6
George Brett 3B 3 0 0 2 0 1 4 .284 .354 .489 .842 0.001 1.21 0.049 -0.048 -0.4 1 1 SF
Al Cowens RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .309 .402 .710 -0.058 0.60 0.000 -0.058 -0.7 4 0
Amos Otis CF 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 .307 .377 .561 .938 0.021 0.70 0.056 -0.035 0.1 2 0 SB,HBP
John Wathan C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .286 .314 .367 .681 0.026 0.91 0.084 -0.058 -0.0 8 0 2B
Freddie Patek SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .281 .304 .347 .651 0.043 1.41 0.071 -0.028 0.4 1 2 SB
Clint Hurdle 1B 2 0 1 3 0 0 3 .248 .322 .390 .713 0.123 1.35 0.132 -0.010 0.8 5 0 SF
Willie Wilson LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .236 .293 .311 .604 -0.036 0.49 0.000 -0.036 -0.4 4 0
Larry Gura P 0 0
   Doug Bird P 0 0
   Al Hrabosky P 0 0
Team Totals 30 5 7 5 0 2 33 .233 .242 .300 .542 0.296 0.92 0.615 -0.322 0.8 27 5
2B: J Wathan (4, off S Rawley); F White (7, off S Rawley).
SF: C Hurdle (1, off S Rawley); G Brett (1, off S Rawley).
HBP: A Otis (2, by S Rawley).
TB: F White 3; J Wathan 2; H McRae 2; F Patek; C Hurdle.
RBI: C Hurdle 3 (15); G Brett 2 (10).
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
E: J Wathan (1).
Baserunning
SB: A Otis (10, 2nd base off S Burke/B Stinson); F Patek (10, 2nd base off S Burke/B Stinson).

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 0 0 2 1 5 .268 .366 .312 .678 0.078 1.18 0.140 -0.062 0.7 2 4 SB
Bruce Bochte LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .260 .340 .379 .719 -0.073 1.17 0.000 -0.073 -0.7 1 0 SH
Juan Bernhardt 1B 3 2 2 1 0 0 4 .341 .356 .439 .795 0.088 1.46 0.117 -0.029 0.7 9 2 2B,SF
Leon Roberts RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .293 .402 .537 .939 -0.112 1.73 0.014 -0.126 -1.0 4 2
Leroy Stanton DH 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .212 .329 .271 .600 -0.019 1.61 0.085 -0.104 -0.2
Ruppert Jones CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .237 .331 .321 .652 0.160 1.76 0.219 -0.059 1.3 5 0 2B
Craig Reynolds SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .315 .364 .371 .735 -0.062 2.15 0.142 -0.204 -0.3 4 4
Jose Baez 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .170 .264 .213 .477 -0.106 1.36 0.000 -0.106 -0.8 0 1
   Bill Stein PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .234 .309 .355 .663 -0.121 4.15 0.000 -0.121 -0.6
   Larry Milbourne 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .261 .348 .609 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bob Stinson C 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .266 .375 .422 .797 -0.040 1.30 0.056 -0.096 -0.3 2 0
Shane Rawley P 0 0
   Steve Burke P 0 0
Team Totals 30 3 5 3 6 8 38 .167 .297 .233 .531 -0.207 1.57 0.773 -0.980 -1.2 27 13
2B: J Bernhardt (4, off D Bird); R Jones (7, off A Hrabosky).
SF: J Bernhardt (2, off D Bird).
SH: B Bochte (2, off L Gura).
TB: R Jones 3; J Bernhardt 3; C Reynolds.
RBI: C Reynolds (16); R Jones (13); J Bernhardt (4).
2-out RBI: C Reynolds.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
E: J Bernhardt (1).
Outfield Assists: L Roberts (C Hurdle at 2nd base); L Roberts (H McRae at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: J Cruz (16, 2nd base off L Gura/J Wathan).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura 4.1 3 2 1 4 2 0 3.72 20 49 -0.061 1.48 -0.0
Doug Bird, W (3-2) 3 1 1 1 2 4 0 6.33 12 2 1 0.118 1.39 0.9
Al Hrabosky, S (6) 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.02 6 2 1 0.150 2.32 0.3
Team Totals 9 5 3 2 6 8 0 2.00 38 49 4 2 0.207 1.57 1.2

Seattle Mariners

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Shane Rawley, L (1-5) 6 4 4 4 0 1 0 4.30 23 49 -0.176 1.02 -0.6
Steve Burke 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 3.89 10 1 1 -0.118 0.72 -0.2
Team Totals 9 7 5 5 0 2 0 5.00 33 49 1 1 -0.294 0.92 -0.8
S Rawley faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: D Bird (4).
HBP: S Rawley (3; A Otis).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim McKean, 1B - Greg Kosc, 2B - Jerry Neudecker, 3B - George Maloney.
Time of Game: 2:27.
Attendance: 8,275.
Start Time Weather: In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Seattle Mariners
1 Frank White 2B 1 Julio Cruz 2B
2 Hal McRae DH 2 Bruce Bochte LF
3 George Brett 3B 3 Juan Bernhardt 1B
4 Al Cowens RF 4 Leon Roberts RF
5 Amos Otis CF 5 Leroy Stanton DH
6 John Wathan C 6 Ruppert Jones CF
7 Freddie Patek SS 7 Craig Reynolds SS
8 Clint Hurdle 1B 8 Jose Baez 3B
9 Willie Wilson LF 9 Bob Stinson C
Larry Gura P Shane Rawley P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 2-5 1 12- R SEA R. Jones A. Hrabosky -19% 67% Double (CF-RF); Bernhardt Scores; Stanton to 3B
b4 0-1 2 12- R SEA C. Reynolds L. Gura -14% 45% Single to RF; Bernhardt Scores/unER; Jones to 2B
b8 3-5 1 -23 O SEA C. Reynolds A. Hrabosky 14% 81% Flyball: LF
b8 3-5 2 -23 O SEA B. Stein A. Hrabosky 12% 93% Strikeout
t6 2-2 0 --- KCR F. White S. Rawley 10% 60% Double to LF

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' Shane Rawley facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCR F. White S. Rawley 4% 54% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- KCR H. McRae S. Rawley 9% 63% Single to CF; White to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 RO KCR G. Brett S. Rawley -2% 61% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; White Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- O KCR A. Cowens S. Rawley -2% 58% Flyball: CF
t1 1-0 2 1-- O KCR A. Otis S. Rawley -2% 56% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- SEA J. Cruz L. Gura -4% 52% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- O SEA B. Bochte L. Gura 4% 56% Flyball: LF
b1 0-1 1 1-- O SEA J. Bernhardt L. Gura 3% 59% Lineout: CF
b1 0-1 2 1-- SEA L. Roberts L. Gura -1% 58% Cruz Steals 2B
b1 0-1 2 -2- O SEA L. Roberts L. Gura 3% 61% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Mariners 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mariners' Shane Rawley facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O KCR J. Wathan S. Rawley -2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- O KCR F. Patek S. Rawley -1% 58% Flyball: RF
t2 1-0 2 --- O KCR C. Hurdle S. Rawley -1% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- SEA L. Stanton L. Gura -4% 53% Walk
b2 0-1 0 1-- O SEA R. Jones L. Gura 2% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Stanton to 2B
b2 0-1 1 -2- O SEA C. Reynolds L. Gura 4% 58% Foul Popfly: 3B
b2 0-1 2 -2- O SEA J. Baez L. Gura 4% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Mariners 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mariners' Shane Rawley facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson S. Rawley -2% 60% Lineout: LF
t3 1-0 1 --- O KCR F. White S. Rawley -1% 58% Flyball: CF
t3 1-0 2 --- O KCR H. McRae S. Rawley -1% 57% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- O SEA B. Stinson L. Gura 3% 60% Strikeout
b3 0-1 1 --- O SEA J. Cruz L. Gura 2% 62% Flyball: RF
b3 0-1 2 --- O SEA B. Bochte L. Gura 1% 63% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Mariners 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Mariners' Shane Rawley facing 3-4-5
t4 1-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett S. Rawley -2% 61% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-0 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens S. Rawley -2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis S. Rawley -1% 58% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Mariners 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Mariners Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Larry Gura facing 3-4-5
b4 0-1 0 --- SEA J. Bernhardt L. Gura -5% 53% Single to LF
b4 0-1 0 1-- SEA L. Roberts L. Gura 0% 53% E2 on Foul Ball
b4 0-1 0 1-- O SEA L. Roberts L. Gura 5% 58% Strikeout
b4 0-1 1 1-- O SEA L. Stanton L. Gura 4% 62% Flyball: LF
b4 0-1 2 1-- SEA R. Jones L. Gura -3% 59% Single to CF; Bernhardt to 2B
b4 0-1 2 12- R SEA C. Reynolds L. Gura -14% 45% Single to RF; Bernhardt Scores/unER; Jones to 2B
b4 1-1 2 12- O SEA J. Baez L. Gura 5% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Mariners 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Mariners' Shane Rawley facing 6-7-8
t5 1-1 0 --- KCR J. Wathan S. Rawley 8% 58% Double to LF
t5 1-1 0 -2- O KCR F. Patek S. Rawley -1% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wathan to 3B
t5 1-1 1 --3 RO KCR C. Hurdle S. Rawley 4% 61% Lineout: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Wathan Scores
t5 2-1 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson S. Rawley -1% 60% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Mariners Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Larry Gura facing 9-1-2
b5 1-2 0 --- SEA B. Stinson L. Gura -6% 54% Walk
b5 1-2 0 1-- SEA J. Cruz L. Gura -8% 46% Walk; Stinson to 2B
b5 1-2 0 12- O SEA B. Bochte L. Gura 0% 46% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Stinson to 3B; Cruz to 2B
Doug Bird replaces Larry Gura pitching
b5 1-2 1 -23 RO SEA J. Bernhardt D. Bird -1% 45% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Stinson Scores
b5 2-2 2 -2- SEA L. Roberts D. Bird -1% 45% Wild Pitch; Cruz to 3B
b5 2-2 2 --3 SEA L. Roberts D. Bird -1% 43% Walk
b5 2-2 2 1-3 O SEA L. Stanton D. Bird 7% 50% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Mariners 2.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Mariners' Shane Rawley facing 1-2-3
t6 2-2 0 --- KCR F. White S. Rawley 10% 60% Double to LF
t6 2-2 0 -2- O KCR H. McRae S. Rawley -1% 58% Groundout: 1B unassisted; White to 3B
t6 2-2 1 --3 RO KCR G. Brett S. Rawley 5% 63% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; White Scores
t6 3-2 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens S. Rawley -1% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Mariners 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Mariners Batting, Behind 2-3, Royals' Doug Bird facing 6-7-8
b6 2-3 0 --- O SEA R. Jones D. Bird 4% 66% Flyball: RF
b6 2-3 1 --- O SEA C. Reynolds D. Bird 3% 69% Flyball: RF
b6 2-3 2 --- O SEA J. Baez D. Bird 2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Mariners 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Mariners' Shane Rawley facing 5-6-7
t7 3-2 0 --- KCR A. Otis S. Rawley 4% 74% Hit By Pitch
Steve Burke replaces Shane Rawley pitching
t7 3-2 0 1-- O KCR J. Wathan S. Burke -3% 71% Popfly: 2B
t7 3-2 1 1-- KCR F. Patek S. Burke 2% 73% Otis Steals 2B
t7 3-2 1 -2- KCR F. Patek S. Burke 5% 78% Single to LF; Otis to 3B
t7 3-2 1 1-3 KCR C. Hurdle S. Burke 2% 80% Patek Steals 2B
t7 3-2 1 -23 RRO KCR C. Hurdle S. Burke 9% 89% Single to RF; Otis Scores; Patek Scores; Hurdle out at 2B/RF-1B-SS
t7 5-2 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson S. Burke -0% 89% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Mariners 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Mariners Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Doug Bird facing 9-1-2
b7 2-5 0 --- O SEA B. Stinson D. Bird 3% 91% Strikeout
b7 2-5 1 --- O SEA J. Cruz D. Bird 2% 93% Strikeout Looking
b7 2-5 2 --- O SEA B. Bochte D. Bird 1% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Mariners 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Mariners' Steve Burke facing 1-2-3
t8 5-2 0 --- O KCR F. White S. Burke -1% 93% Strikeout
t8 5-2 1 --- O KCR H. McRae S. Burke -0% 93% Single to RF (CF-RF); McRae out at 2B/RF-SS
t8 5-2 2 --- O KCR G. Brett S. Burke -0% 92% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Brett out at 2B/1B-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Mariners 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Mariners Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Doug Bird facing 3-4-5
b8 2-5 0 --- SEA J. Bernhardt D. Bird -6% 86% Double to LF
b8 2-5 0 -2- O SEA L. Roberts D. Bird 5% 91% Strikeout
b8 2-5 1 -2- SEA L. Stanton D. Bird -4% 87% Walk
Al Hrabosky replaces Doug Bird pitching
b8 2-5 1 12- R SEA R. Jones A. Hrabosky -19% 67% Double (CF-RF); Bernhardt Scores; Stanton to 3B
b8 3-5 1 -23 O SEA C. Reynolds A. Hrabosky 14% 81% Flyball: LF
Bill Stein pinch hits for Jose Baez (3B) batting 8th
b8 3-5 2 -23 O SEA B. Stein A. Hrabosky 12% 93% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 5, Mariners 3.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Mariners' Steve Burke facing 4-5-6
Larry Milbourne replaces Bill Stein (PH) playing 3B batting 8th
t9 5-3 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens S. Burke -1% 92% Lineout: RF
t9 5-3 1 --- O KCR A. Otis S. Burke -1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 5-3 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan S. Burke -0% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Mariners 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Mariners Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Al Hrabosky facing 9-1-2
b9 3-5 0 --- O SEA B. Stinson A. Hrabosky 4% 96% Popfly: SS
b9 3-5 1 --- O SEA J. Cruz A. Hrabosky 3% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 3-5 2 --- O SEA B. Bochte A. Hrabosky 1% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Mariners 3.

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