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1
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9
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4
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@TEX
4
8
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1
4
Saturday, August 26, 1978, 7:35PM
, Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 33,084, Time of Game: 2:25
Royals
4
68-59
 Lost 4 
2nd, ½ GB
at Rangers
8
64-63
 Won 4 
3rd, 4½ GB
W: Dock Ellis (9-5)
L: Larry Gura (11-4)
S: Len Barker (3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  3   0  1  0    4  6  3
Rangers         2  2  0   0  0  1   3  0  X    8 10  2

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
George Brett 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .810 -0.050 0.51 0.000 -0.050 -0.8 2 2
Hal McRae DH 4 2 2 1 0 1 .280 .773 0.068 0.44 0.083 -0.015 1.5 2·2B
Pete LaCock 1B 2 1 1 0 2 0 .311 .791 0.005 0.66 0.032 -0.026 -0.0 9 0
Darrell Porter C 4 0 2 2 0 0 .276 .804 0.142 0.91 0.199 -0.057 2.2 5 0 GDP
Al Cowens CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .277 .734 -0.111 1.05 0.000 -0.111 -1.2 1 0
   U.L. Washington 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .617 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Clint Hurdle RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .266 .750 -0.042 0.67 0.016 -0.058 -0.1 3 1
Tom Poquette LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .555 -0.053 0.55 0.000 -0.053 -0.7 2 0
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .265 .657 -0.054 0.53 0.000 -0.054 -0.8 0 1
Frank White 2B 2 1 1 0 0 0 .274 .707 0.007 0.40 0.017 -0.010 0.1 1 2
   Steve Braun PH-CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 .243 .734 -0.010 0.20 0.000 -0.010 -0.4 1 0
Larry Gura P 0 1
   Marty Pattin P 0 0
   Steve Mingori P 0 0
   Steve Foucault P 0 1
Team Totals 33 4 6 3 3 4 .182 .492 -0.098 0.62 0.347 -0.444 -0.2 24 8
2B: H McRae 2 (32, 2 off D Ellis).
TB: H McRae 4; D Porter 2; F White; P LaCock.
GIDP: D Porter (12).
RBI: D Porter 2 (59); H McRae (57).
2-out RBI: D Porter 2; H McRae.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
E: D Porter (6); C Hurdle 2 (12).
Outfield Assists: C Hurdle (M Hargrove at 2nd base).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Toby Harrah SS 5 1 2 1 0 1 .219 .668 0.073 0.67 0.117 -0.044 0.5 1 6 2·2B
Bump Wills 2B 4 1 2 0 1 1 .227 .622 -0.027 0.37 0.019 -0.045 0.1 4 8 SB
Kurt Bevacqua 3B 5 1 2 2 0 1 .241 .692 0.180 0.52 0.199 -0.019 1.7 0 3 HR
Al Oliver LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .312 .827 -0.002 0.50 0.031 -0.033 -0.4 2 0
Bobby Bonds RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 .280 .836 0.050 0.84 0.063 -0.012 0.7 0 0 SB,IW
Richie Zisk DH 4 1 0 1 0 0 .251 .732 0.038 0.82 0.055 -0.017 0.1
Jim Sundberg C 2 1 1 1 2 1 .294 .771 0.056 0.72 0.063 -0.006 2.2 4 0 IW
Juan Beniquez CF 3 1 0 1 0 0 .253 .643 -0.013 0.92 0.028 -0.041 -1.0 1 0 SF
Mike Hargrove 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 .252 .729 0.047 0.64 0.052 -0.004 0.3 15 1 IW
   Mike Jorgensen 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136 .464 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Dock Ellis P 0 2
   Len Barker P 0 0
Team Totals 33 8 10 7 5 5 .303 .839 0.402 0.65 0.627 -0.221 4.2 27 20
2B: T Harrah 2 (15, 2 off L Gura).
HR: K Bevacqua (6, off L Gura; 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: J Beniquez (4, off M Pattin).
IBB: J Sundberg (6, by M Pattin); B Bonds (5, by S Foucault); M Hargrove (8, by M Pattin).
TB: K Bevacqua 5; T Harrah 4; B Wills 2; A Oliver; J Sundberg; B Bonds; M Hargrove.
RBI: K Bevacqua 2 (27); J Sundberg (47); J Beniquez (35); R Zisk (59); M Hargrove (36); T Harrah (36).
2-out RBI: J Sundberg; T Harrah.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Hargrove-T Harrah-M Hargrove.
E: J Beniquez (7); T Harrah (9).
Baserunning
SB: B Bonds (33, 2nd base off M Pattin/D Porter); B Wills (41, 2nd base off S Foucault/D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura, L (11-4) 1.2 4 4 3 2 1 1 2.92 11 32 -0.291 0.83 -3.5
Marty Pattin 4.1 4 3 3 2 4 0 4.13 19 2 0 -0.077 0.74 -0.0
Steve Mingori 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.65 1 2 0 0.016 0.49 0.4
Steve Foucault 1.2 2 1 0 1 0 0 2.75 8 2 2 -0.050 0.26 -1.2
Team Totals 8 10 8 6 5 5 1 6.75 39 32 6 2 -0.402 0.65 -4.2
M Pattin faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dock Ellis, W (9-5) 7.2 6 4 3 2 3 0 4.14 31 54 0.065 0.65 -0.7
Len Barker, S (3) 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.83 5 2 0 0.032 0.46 0.9
Team Totals 9 6 4 3 3 4 0 3.00 36 54 2 0 0.097 0.62 0.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: M Pattin 2 (7; J Sundberg, M Hargrove); S Foucault (5; B Bonds).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Evans, 1B - Durwood Merrill, 2B - Marty Springstead, 3B - Rich Garcia.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Texas Rangers
1 George Brett 3B 1 Toby Harrah SS
2 Hal McRae DH 2 Bump Wills 2B
3 Pete LaCock 1B 3 Kurt Bevacqua 3B
4 Darrell Porter C 4 Al Oliver LF
5 Al Cowens CF 5 Bobby Bonds RF
6 Clint Hurdle RF 6 Richie Zisk DH
7 Tom Poquette LF 7 Jim Sundberg C
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Juan Beniquez CF
9 Frank White 2B 9 Mike Hargrove 1B
Larry Gura P Dock Ellis P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-4 2 12- RR KCR D. Porter D. Ellis -18% 69% Single to CF; McRae Scores; LaCock Scores/Adv on E8/unER; Porter to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- RR TEX K. Bevacqua L. Gura 16% 73% Home Run; Harrah Scores
b1 0-0 0 --- TEX T. Harrah L. Gura 6% 61% Double to LF
b2 3-0 2 --3 R TEX T. Harrah L. Gura 6% 88% Double to LF; Beniquez Scores/unER
t6 3-4 2 -2- O KCR A. Cowens D. Ellis 5% 75% Groundout: 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' Dock Ellis facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Ellis 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae D. Ellis 2% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- KCR P. LaCock D. Ellis -1% 52% Single to CF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR D. Porter D. Ellis 2% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- TEX T. Harrah L. Gura 6% 61% Double to LF
b1 0-0 0 -2- O TEX B. Wills L. Gura -4% 57% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 -2- RR TEX K. Bevacqua L. Gura 16% 73% Home Run; Harrah Scores
b1 2-0 1 --- O TEX A. Oliver L. Gura -1% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 2-0 2 --- O TEX B. Bonds L. Gura -1% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 2.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Rangers' Dock Ellis facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens D. Ellis 2% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-2 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle D. Ellis 2% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-2 2 --- O KCR T. Poquette D. Ellis 1% 76% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Larry Gura facing 6-7-8
b2 2-0 0 --- TEX R. Zisk L. Gura 4% 80% Reached on E9 (Fly Ball); Zisk to 2B
b2 2-0 0 -2- TEX J. Sundberg L. Gura 2% 82% Walk
b2 2-0 0 12- O TEX J. Beniquez L. Gura -3% 78% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Sundberg to 2B
b2 2-0 1 12- RO TEX M. Hargrove L. Gura 5% 83% Single to RF; Sundberg Scores; Beniquez to 3B; Hargrove out at 2B/RF-3B-2B
b2 3-0 2 --3 R TEX T. Harrah L. Gura 6% 88% Double to LF; Beniquez Scores/unER
b2 4-0 2 -2- TEX B. Wills L. Gura 0% 89% Walk
Marty Pattin replaces Larry Gura pitching
b2 4-0 2 12- O TEX K. Bevacqua M. Pattin -1% 87% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 4.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Rangers' Dock Ellis facing 8-9-1
t3 0-4 0 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Ellis 2% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-4 1 --- O KCR F. White D. Ellis 1% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-4 2 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Ellis 1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 4-5-6
b3 4-0 0 --- O TEX A. Oliver M. Pattin -1% 90% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 4-0 1 --- O TEX B. Bonds M. Pattin -1% 89% Strikeout
b3 4-0 2 --- O TEX R. Zisk M. Pattin -0% 89% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 4.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Rangers' Dock Ellis facing 2-3-4
t4 0-4 0 --- KCR H. McRae D. Ellis -3% 86% Reached on E6 (throw to 1B) (Ground Ball)
t4 0-4 0 1-- O KCR P. LaCock D. Ellis 3% 89% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-4 1 1-- OO KCR D. Porter D. Ellis 3% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 7-8-9
b4 4-0 0 --- O TEX J. Sundberg M. Pattin -1% 91% Strikeout
b4 4-0 1 --- O TEX J. Beniquez M. Pattin -0% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 4-0 2 --- O TEX M. Hargrove M. Pattin -0% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 4.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Rangers' Dock Ellis facing 5-6-7
t5 0-4 0 --- O KCR A. Cowens D. Ellis 2% 92% Strikeout
t5 0-4 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle D. Ellis 1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-4 2 --- O KCR T. Poquette D. Ellis 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 1-2-3
b5 4-0 0 --- O TEX T. Harrah M. Pattin -1% 93% Strikeout Looking
b5 4-0 1 --- O TEX B. Wills M. Pattin -0% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 4-0 2 --- O TEX K. Bevacqua M. Pattin -0% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 4.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-4, Rangers' Dock Ellis facing 8-9-1
t6 0-4 0 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Ellis 2% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-4 1 --- KCR F. White D. Ellis -2% 92% Single to RF
t6 0-4 1 1-- O KCR G. Brett D. Ellis 2% 94% Flyball: LF
t6 0-4 2 1-- R KCR H. McRae D. Ellis -5% 89% Double to CF; White Scores
t6 1-4 2 -2- KCR P. LaCock D. Ellis -2% 88% Walk
t6 1-4 2 12- RR KCR D. Porter D. Ellis -18% 69% Single to CF; McRae Scores; LaCock Scores/Adv on E8/unER; Porter to 2B
t6 3-4 2 -2- O KCR A. Cowens D. Ellis 5% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-3, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 4-5-6
b6 4-3 0 --- TEX A. Oliver M. Pattin 3% 78% Single to C
b6 4-3 0 1-- TEX B. Bonds M. Pattin 5% 82% Single to CF; Oliver to 2B
b6 4-3 0 12- O TEX R. Zisk M. Pattin -1% 81% Flyball: CF; Oliver to 3B
b6 4-3 1 1-3 TEX J. Sundberg M. Pattin 2% 83% Bonds Steals 2B
b6 4-3 1 -23 TEX J. Sundberg M. Pattin 0% 83% Intentional Walk
b6 4-3 1 123 RO TEX J. Beniquez M. Pattin 3% 86% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Oliver Scores; Bonds to 3B/Adv on E2; Sundberg to 2B
b6 5-3 2 -23 TEX M. Hargrove M. Pattin 1% 86% Intentional Walk
b6 5-3 2 123 O TEX T. Harrah M. Pattin -4% 83% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Royals 3, Rangers 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-5, Rangers' Dock Ellis facing 6-7-8
t7 3-5 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle D. Ellis 3% 86% Groundout: 2B-SS-1B
t7 3-5 1 --- O KCR T. Poquette D. Ellis 2% 88% Groundout: P-1B
t7 3-5 2 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Ellis 1% 89% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Rangers 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-3, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 2-3-4
b7 5-3 0 --- TEX B. Wills M. Pattin 1% 91% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b7 5-3 0 1-- TEX K. Bevacqua M. Pattin 4% 95% Single to RF; Wills to 3B
Steve Mingori replaces Marty Pattin pitching
b7 5-3 0 1-3 O TEX A. Oliver S. Mingori -2% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Bevacqua to 2B
Steve Foucault replaces Steve Mingori pitching
b7 5-3 1 -23 TEX B. Bonds S. Foucault 0% 93% Intentional Walk
b7 5-3 1 123 RO TEX R. Zisk S. Foucault 1% 95% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B; Wills Scores; Bonds to 2B
b7 6-3 2 12- RR TEX J. Sundberg S. Foucault 4% 99% Single to RF; Bonds Scores; Zisk Scores/Adv on E9/unER; Sundberg to 2B
b7 8-3 2 -2- O TEX J. Beniquez S. Foucault -0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 3, Rangers 8.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 3-8, Rangers' Dock Ellis facing 9-1-2
Steve Braun pinch hits for Frank White (2B) batting 9th
t8 3-8 0 --- O KCR S. Braun D. Ellis 1% 99% Strikeout
t8 3-8 1 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Ellis 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-8 2 --- KCR H. McRae D. Ellis -0% 99% Double to RF
t8 3-8 2 -2- KCR P. LaCock D. Ellis -0% 99% Walk
t8 3-8 2 12- R KCR D. Porter D. Ellis -2% 97% Single to RF; McRae Scores; LaCock to 2B
Len Barker replaces Dock Ellis pitching
t8 4-8 2 12- O KCR A. Cowens L. Barker 2% 99% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Rangers 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 8-4, Royals' Steve Foucault facing 9-1-2
U.L. Washington replaces Al Cowens (CF) playing 2B batting 5th
Steve Braun moves from PH to CF
b8 8-4 0 --- O TEX M. Hargrove S. Foucault -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 8-4 1 --- O TEX T. Harrah S. Foucault -0% 99% Flyball: RF
b8 8-4 2 --- TEX B. Wills S. Foucault 0% 99% Single to CF
b8 8-4 2 1-- TEX K. Bevacqua S. Foucault 0% 99% Wills Steals 2B
b8 8-4 2 -2- O TEX K. Bevacqua S. Foucault -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Rangers 8.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 4-8, Rangers' Len Barker facing 6-7-8
Mike Jorgensen replaces Mike Hargrove playing 1B batting 9th
t9 4-8 0 --- KCR C. Hurdle L. Barker -2% 97% Walk
t9 4-8 0 1-- O KCR T. Poquette L. Barker 2% 99% Flyball: LF
t9 4-8 1 1-- O KCR F. Patek L. Barker 1% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 4-8 2 1-- O KCR S. Braun L. Barker 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Rangers 8.

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