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@BAL
0
5
CAL
@BOS
0
6
CLE
@CHW
2
1
MIL
@DET
3
6
OAK
@NYY
1
7
KCR
@TEX
2
7
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@TOR
3
7
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@ATL
11
10
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@CIN
5
2
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@HOU
5
7
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@LAD
5
6
NYM
@SDP
2
1
MON
@SFG
8
5
Friday, August 25, 1978, 7:35PM
, Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 36,750, Time of Game: 2:10
Royals
2
68-58
 Lost 3 
2nd, ½ GB
at Rangers
7
63-63
 Won 3 
3rd, 5½ GB
W: Jon Matlack (12-10)
L: Rich Gale (13-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    2  5  0
Rangers         0  0  0   0  0  6   1  0  X    7  7  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .268 .333 .331 .664 -0.035 0.64 0.017 -0.052 -0.4 1 1
George Brett 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .301 .351 .467 .818 -0.057 0.59 0.000 -0.057 -0.8 1 2
Amos Otis CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .266 .354 .474 .828 -0.041 0.39 0.000 -0.041 -0.6 4 0
Al Cowens RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .280 .327 .416 .742 0.012 0.68 0.049 -0.037 0.1 0 0
Hal McRae DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .278 .332 .436 .768 -0.046 0.85 0.042 -0.088 -0.5
John Wathan 1B 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 .291 .311 .383 .694 -0.076 0.91 0.000 -0.076 -0.9 7 0 GDP
Darrell Porter C 2 1 1 2 1 0 3 .274 .367 .435 .802 0.256 0.78 0.281 -0.025 2.0 4 0 HR
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .273 .322 .384 .706 -0.037 0.51 0.000 -0.037 -0.6 2 2
Willie Wilson LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .227 .298 .297 .595 -0.035 0.46 0.000 -0.035 -0.6 5 0
Rich Gale P 0 0
   Doug Bird P 0 1
Team Totals 30 2 5 2 2 4 32 .167 .219 .267 .485 -0.059 0.65 0.389 -0.448 -2.2 24 6
HR: D Porter (11, off J Matlack, 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: D Porter 4; H McRae 2; A Cowens; F Patek.
GIDP: J Wathan (4).
RBI: D Porter 2 (57).
2-out RBI: D Porter 2.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 0.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Brett-F White-J Wathan.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: H McRae (1st base by J Sundberg).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Hargrove 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .252 .382 .346 .728 -0.031 0.62 0.019 -0.051 -0.7 11 0
   Mike Jorgensen 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136 .328 .136 .464 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Bump Wills 2B 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .224 .303 .313 .617 0.005 0.76 0.046 -0.042 0.9 3 4 3B
Kurt Bevacqua 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .237 .300 .374 .674 0.135 0.96 0.166 -0.031 0.6 0 1 2B
Al Oliver LF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .313 .345 .485 .830 -0.015 1.28 0.022 -0.036 -0.4 2 0 IW
Bobby Bonds RF 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .279 .352 .484 .836 0.214 1.77 0.231 -0.016 1.1 2 0
Richie Zisk DH 4 1 1 4 0 2 4 .254 .331 .408 .739 0.231 1.69 0.347 -0.116 2.4 HR,GDP
Jim Sundberg C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .293 .373 .395 .768 -0.040 0.53 0.000 -0.040 -0.4 4 1
Juan Beniquez CF 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .255 .286 .363 .649 -0.003 0.72 0.031 -0.034 0.4 1 0
Toby Harrah SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .216 .345 .316 .660 -0.055 0.77 0.000 -0.055 -0.6 1 8 SH
Jon Matlack P 1 1
Team Totals 29 7 7 7 3 4 33 .241 .313 .448 .761 0.441 1.04 0.862 -0.421 3.2 27 15
2B: K Bevacqua (11, off R Gale).
3B: B Wills (4, off D Bird).
HR: R Zisk (15, off R Gale, 6th inn, 3 on, 2 outs to LF-CF).
SH: T Harrah (5, off D Bird).
IBB: A Oliver (4, by R Gale).
TB: R Zisk 4; B Wills 3; K Bevacqua 2; J Beniquez 2; B Bonds; M Hargrove.
GIDP: R Zisk (11).
RBI: R Zisk 4 (58); B Bonds (72); B Wills (40); K Bevacqua (25).
2-out RBI: R Zisk 4; B Bonds; K Bevacqua; B Wills.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 3 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Harrah-B Wills-M Hargrove.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rich Gale, L (13-6) 6 5 6 6 3 3 1 2.86 25 38 -0.431 1.35 -3.2
Doug Bird 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 5.63 8 0 0 -0.010 0.07 -0.1
Team Totals 8 7 7 7 3 4 1 7.88 33 38 0 0 -0.441 1.04 -3.2

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jon Matlack, W (12-10) 9 5 2 2 2 4 1 2.20 32 71 0.059 0.65 2.2
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 2 4 1 2.00 32 71 0.059 0.65 2.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R Gale (3; A Oliver).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Johnny James, 1B - Mike Thompson, 2B - Jeff Brown, 3B - Jim Shewmake.
Time of Game: 2:10.
Attendance: 36,750.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Texas Rangers
1 Freddie Patek SS 1 Mike Hargrove 1B
2 George Brett 3B 2 Bump Wills 2B
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Kurt Bevacqua 3B
4 Al Cowens RF 4 Al Oliver LF
5 Hal McRae DH 5 Bobby Bonds RF
6 John Wathan 1B 6 Richie Zisk DH
7 Darrell Porter C 7 Jim Sundberg C
8 Frank White 2B 8 Juan Beniquez CF
9 Willie Wilson LF 9 Toby Harrah SS
Rich Gale P Jon Matlack P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 2-2 2 123 RRRR TEX R. Zisk R. Gale 35% 95% Home Run (LF-CF); Bevacqua Scores; Oliver Scores; Bonds Scores
t5 0-0 2 1-- RR KCR D. Porter J. Matlack -27% 26% Home Run; Wathan Scores
b6 1-2 2 123 R TEX B. Bonds R. Gale 18% 60% Walk; Wills Scores; Bevacqua to 3B; Oliver to 2B
b6 0-2 2 12- R TEX K. Bevacqua R. Gale 17% 40% Double to CF; Hargrove Scores; Wills to 3B
b5 0-2 0 1-- OO TEX R. Zisk R. Gale -10% 22% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B

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, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Matlack 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Matlack 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Matlack 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O TEX M. Hargrove R. Gale -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O TEX B. Wills R. Gale -1% 51% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 2 --- O TEX K. Bevacqua R. Gale -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens J. Matlack 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- KCR H. McRae J. Matlack -3% 50% Single to RF
t2 0-0 1 1-- O KCR J. Wathan J. Matlack 4% 54% McRae Picked off 1B (C-1B)
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan J. Matlack 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O TEX A. Oliver R. Gale -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- O TEX B. Bonds R. Gale -2% 51% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 2 --- O TEX R. Zisk R. Gale -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter J. Matlack 2% 52% Popfly: SS
t3 0-0 1 --- O KCR F. White J. Matlack 2% 54% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Matlack 1% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O TEX J. Sundberg R. Gale -2% 53% Flyball: LF
b3 0-0 1 --- TEX J. Beniquez R. Gale 3% 56% Single to LF
b3 0-0 1 1-- O TEX T. Harrah R. Gale -3% 53% Flyball: LF
b3 0-0 2 1-- O TEX M. Hargrove R. Gale -3% 50% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Matlack 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Matlack 2% 55% Lineout: P
t4 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Matlack 1% 56% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- O TEX B. Wills R. Gale -3% 53% Strikeout
b4 0-0 1 --- O TEX K. Bevacqua R. Gale -2% 51% Flyball: LF
b4 0-0 2 --- O TEX A. Oliver R. Gale -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 4-5-6
t5 0-0 0 --- KCR A. Cowens J. Matlack -5% 45% Single to CF
t5 0-0 0 1-- O KCR H. McRae J. Matlack 4% 50% Flyball: LF
t5 0-0 1 1-- O KCR J. Wathan J. Matlack 4% 53% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t5 0-0 2 1-- RR KCR D. Porter J. Matlack -27% 26% Home Run; Wathan Scores
t5 2-0 2 --- O KCR F. White J. Matlack 1% 27% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Rich Gale facing 5-6-7
b5 0-2 0 --- TEX B. Bonds R. Gale 5% 33% Single to CF
b5 0-2 0 1-- OO TEX R. Zisk R. Gale -10% 22% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b5 0-2 2 --- O TEX J. Sundberg R. Gale -1% 21% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 9-1-2
t6 2-0 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson J. Matlack 2% 22% Groundout: P-1B
t6 2-0 1 --- KCR F. Patek J. Matlack -2% 21% Single to CF
t6 2-0 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett J. Matlack 2% 23% Flyball: RF
t6 2-0 2 1-- O KCR A. Otis J. Matlack 2% 24% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Rich Gale facing 8-9-1
b6 0-2 0 --- O TEX J. Beniquez R. Gale -3% 21% Flyball: CF
b6 0-2 1 --- O TEX T. Harrah R. Gale -2% 19% Lineout: 3B
b6 0-2 2 --- TEX M. Hargrove R. Gale 2% 21% Single to LF
b6 0-2 2 1-- TEX B. Wills R. Gale 3% 24% Walk; Hargrove to 2B
b6 0-2 2 12- R TEX K. Bevacqua R. Gale 17% 40% Double to CF; Hargrove Scores; Wills to 3B
b6 1-2 2 -23 TEX A. Oliver R. Gale 2% 43% Intentional Walk
b6 1-2 2 123 R TEX B. Bonds R. Gale 18% 60% Walk; Wills Scores; Bevacqua to 3B; Oliver to 2B
b6 2-2 2 123 RRRR TEX R. Zisk R. Gale 35% 95% Home Run (LF-CF); Bevacqua Scores; Oliver Scores; Bonds Scores
b6 6-2 2 --- O TEX J. Sundberg R. Gale -0% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
6 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 6.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-6, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 4-5-6
t7 2-6 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens J. Matlack 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-6 1 --- KCR H. McRae J. Matlack -2% 95% Single to LF
t7 2-6 1 1-- OO KCR J. Wathan J. Matlack 3% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 6-2, Royals' Doug Bird facing 8-9-1
Doug Bird replaces Rich Gale pitching
b7 6-2 0 --- TEX J. Beniquez D. Bird 0% 98% Single to LF
b7 6-2 0 1-- O TEX T. Harrah D. Bird -0% 98% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Beniquez to 2B
b7 6-2 1 -2- O TEX M. Hargrove D. Bird -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b7 6-2 2 -2- R TEX B. Wills D. Bird 1% 99% Triple to CF; Beniquez Scores
b7 7-2 2 --3 O TEX K. Bevacqua D. Bird -0% 99% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 7.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-7, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 7-8-9
Mike Jorgensen replaces Mike Hargrove playing 1B batting 1st
t8 2-7 0 --- KCR D. Porter J. Matlack -1% 97% Walk
t8 2-7 0 1-- O KCR F. White J. Matlack 1% 98% Strikeout
t8 2-7 1 1-- O KCR W. Wilson J. Matlack 1% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t8 2-7 2 1-- O KCR F. Patek J. Matlack 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 7-2, Royals' Doug Bird facing 4-5-6
b8 7-2 0 --- O TEX A. Oliver D. Bird -0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 7-2 1 --- O TEX B. Bonds D. Bird -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 7-2 2 --- O TEX R. Zisk D. Bird -0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 7.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-7, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 2-3-4
t9 2-7 0 --- O KCR G. Brett J. Matlack 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 2-7 1 --- O KCR A. Otis J. Matlack 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 2-7 2 --- KCR A. Cowens J. Matlack -0% 100% Walk
t9 2-7 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae J. Matlack 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 7.

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