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NYY
@BAL
4
6
MIL
@BOS
1
3
MIL
@BOS
4
11
DET
@CHW
3
6
TEX
@CLE
6
1
OAK
@MIN
3
6
CAL
@SEA
7
5
 
(10)
CAL
@SEA
3
5
KCR
@TOR
2
5
ATL
@HOU
2
5
SFG
@LAD
3
2
CHC
@MON
3
4
 
(14)
STL
@NYM
5
1
PIT
@PHI
1
10
CIN
@SDP
2
4
Saturday, August 12, 1978, 7:35PM
, Exhibition Stadium
Attendance: 23,132, Time of Game: 2:38
Royals
2
63-50
 Lost 1 
1st
at Blue Jays
5
45-70
 Won 1 
7th, 28 GB
W: Jim Clancy (9-9)
L: Paul Splittorff (13-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          1  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  8  0
Blue Jays       0  3  1   0  0  0   0  1  X    5 12  0

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 1 0 0 5 .208 .252 .322 .575 -0.104 1.37 0.009 -0.113 -1.1 3 0 SF
Hal McRae DH 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .280 .335 .434 .769 -0.008 0.96 0.073 -0.081 -0.3
Pete LaCock 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .325 .343 .479 .823 0.013 1.25 0.079 -0.066 0.3 8 1
Al Cowens CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .274 .325 .400 .725 0.113 1.43 0.165 -0.053 1.1 2 0 SB
Clint Hurdle LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .272 .355 .401 .756 -0.264 1.81 0.000 -0.264 -2.3 0 0 GDP
Darrell Porter C 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .266 .368 .409 .777 0.076 1.07 0.099 -0.023 0.7 3 1
Jamie Quirk 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .100 .250 .150 .400 -0.126 1.48 0.000 -0.126 -1.1 0 3
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .278 .347 .347 .694 0.028 1.14 0.072 -0.044 0.2 4 3
U.L. Washington 2B 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 .284 .348 .321 .669 -0.006 1.45 0.076 -0.082 0.3 4 3
Paul Splittorff P 0 0
   Randy McGilberry P 0 2
Team Totals 32 2 8 2 5 5 38 .250 .342 .250 .592 -0.278 1.32 0.573 -0.852 -2.3 24 13
SF: T Poquette (6, off J Clancy).
TB: P LaCock 2; A Cowens 2; F Patek; U Washington; D Porter; H McRae.
GIDP: C Hurdle (4).
RBI: T Poquette (25); A Cowens (46).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. F Patek-U Washington; P LaCock-F Patek-P LaCock.
Baserunning
SB: A Cowens (10, 2nd base off J Clancy/R Cerone).

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Bosetti CF 3 1 2 0 2 0 5 .273 .318 .377 .695 0.053 0.41 0.062 -0.009 0.7 2 0
Bob Bailor RF 5 0 4 1 0 0 5 .266 .311 .344 .655 0.261 0.67 0.264 -0.003 2.3 1 0 3B
Roy Howell 3B 3 0 1 0 2 0 5 .279 .331 .381 .711 -0.065 0.91 0.026 -0.091 -0.3 0 1
Otto Velez DH 5 1 1 1 0 2 5 .298 .419 .496 .915 -0.057 1.09 0.099 -0.156 -1.4 HR
John Mayberry 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .260 .349 .451 .801 -0.065 0.91 0.021 -0.086 -0.7 10 0
Dave McKay 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 .238 .263 .338 .601 -0.023 0.64 0.016 -0.039 -0.3 1 10 SH
Al Woods LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .240 .264 .340 .604 -0.003 0.61 0.037 -0.040 -0.1 3 0 GDP,IW
Rick Cerone C 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 .229 .300 .303 .603 0.120 0.81 0.187 -0.067 1.3 5 0 HR,3B
Luis Gomez SS 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .219 .284 .256 .539 0.013 1.00 0.023 -0.010 0.0 3 3 SF
   Rico Carty PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .283 .340 .482 .821 -0.012 0.48 0.000 -0.012 -0.2
   Tim Johnson SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .236 .358 .255 .613 -0.002 0.14 0.004 -0.006 -0.2 2 1 CS
Jim Clancy P 0 0
Team Totals 31 5 12 5 7 3 40 .387 .487 .710 1.197 0.220 0.73 0.739 -0.519 1.2 27 15
3B: R Cerone (2, off P Splittorff); B Bailor (4, off P Splittorff).
HR: O Velez (5, off P Splittorff, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); R Cerone (2, off R McGilberry, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: L Gomez (3, off P Splittorff).
SH: D McKay (8, off R McGilberry).
IBB: A Woods (1, by R McGilberry).
TB: R Cerone 7; B Bailor 6; O Velez 4; R Bosetti 2; T Johnson; R Howell; A Woods.
GIDP: A Woods (2).
RBI: R Cerone 2 (14); B Bailor (42); O Velez (27); L Gomez (23).
2-out RBI: B Bailor.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. D McKay-L Gomez-J Mayberry; D McKay-L Gomez.
Baserunning
CS: T Johnson (1, 2nd base by R McGilberry/D Porter).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Splittorff, L (13-10) 3.2 8 4 4 3 2 1 3.35 21 28 -0.319 0.98 -2.9
Randy McGilberry 4.1 4 1 1 4 1 1 6.30 19 3 0 0.099 0.47 1.7
Team Totals 8 12 5 5 7 3 2 5.62 40 28 3 0 -0.220 0.73 -1.2

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Clancy, W (9-9) 9 8 2 2 5 5 0 4.04 38 63 0.280 1.32 2.3
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 5 5 0 2.00 38 63 0.280 1.32 2.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R McGilberry (1; A Woods).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ron Luciano, 1B - Ken Kaiser, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - Bill Haller.
Time of Game: 2:38.
Attendance: 23,132.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 79° F, Wind 5mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Toronto Blue Jays
1 Tom Poquette RF 1 Rick Bosetti CF
2 Hal McRae DH 2 Bob Bailor RF
3 Pete LaCock 1B 3 Roy Howell 3B
4 Al Cowens CF 4 Otto Velez DH
5 Clint Hurdle LF 5 John Mayberry 1B
6 Darrell Porter C 6 Dave McKay 2B
7 Jamie Quirk 3B 7 Al Woods LF
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Rick Cerone C
9 U.L. Washington 2B 9 Luis Gomez SS
Paul Splittorff P Jim Clancy P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-2 1 1-- R TOR R. Cerone P. Splittorff 16% 49% Triple to RF; Woods Scores
b2 2-2 2 1-- R TOR B. Bailor P. Splittorff 13% 65% Triple to RF; Bosetti Scores
t5 2-4 1 12- OO KCR C. Hurdle J. Clancy 11% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b1 0-1 0 1-- TOR B. Bailor P. Splittorff 11% 59% Single to CF (LF-CF); Bosetti to 3B; Bailor to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
b3 3-2 0 --- R TOR O. Velez P. Splittorff 10% 77% 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, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR T. Poquette J. Clancy 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- KCR H. McRae J. Clancy -2% 50% Single to LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- KCR P. LaCock J. Clancy -4% 46% Single to LF; McRae to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- R KCR A. Cowens J. Clancy -10% 36% Single to RF; McRae Scores; LaCock to 2B
t1 1-0 1 12- OO KCR C. Hurdle J. Clancy 8% 44% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-SS
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- TOR R. Bosetti P. Splittorff 4% 48% Single to CF (CF-RF)
b1 0-1 0 1-- TOR B. Bailor P. Splittorff 11% 59% Single to CF (LF-CF); Bosetti to 3B; Bailor to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
b1 0-1 0 -23 O TOR R. Howell P. Splittorff -6% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-1 1 -23 O TOR O. Velez P. Splittorff -8% 45% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-1 2 -23 O TOR J. Mayberry P. Splittorff -6% 39% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- KCR D. Porter J. Clancy -3% 36% Single to CF
t2 1-0 0 1-- O KCR J. Quirk J. Clancy 1% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B; Porter to 2B
t2 1-0 1 -2- KCR F. Patek J. Clancy -2% 36% Walk
t2 1-0 1 12- KCR U. Washington J. Clancy -6% 30% Single to LF; Porter to 3B; Patek to 2B
t2 1-0 1 123 RO KCR T. Poquette J. Clancy -1% 29% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Porter Scores; Patek to 3B
t2 2-0 2 1-3 O KCR H. McRae J. Clancy 4% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 6-7-8
b2 0-2 0 --- O TOR D. McKay P. Splittorff -2% 31% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-2 1 --- TOR A. Woods P. Splittorff 3% 33% Single to SS
b2 0-2 1 1-- R TOR R. Cerone P. Splittorff 16% 49% Triple to RF; Woods Scores
b2 1-2 1 --3 RO TOR L. Gomez P. Splittorff 2% 51% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Cerone Scores
b2 2-2 2 --- TOR R. Bosetti P. Splittorff 1% 52% Walk
b2 2-2 2 1-- R TOR B. Bailor P. Splittorff 13% 65% Triple to RF; Bosetti Scores
b2 3-2 2 --3 O TOR R. Howell P. Splittorff -3% 62% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 3.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 2-3, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 3-4-5
t3 2-3 0 --- KCR P. LaCock J. Clancy -4% 57% Single to CF
t3 2-3 0 1-- O KCR A. Cowens J. Clancy 4% 61% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t3 2-3 1 1-- KCR C. Hurdle J. Clancy -2% 60% Cowens Steals 2B
t3 2-3 1 -2- O KCR C. Hurdle J. Clancy 4% 64% Strikeout
t3 2-3 2 -2- KCR D. Porter J. Clancy -1% 62% Walk
t3 2-3 2 12- O KCR J. Quirk J. Clancy 5% 67% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 3-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 4-5-6
b3 3-2 0 --- R TOR O. Velez P. Splittorff 10% 77% Home Run
b3 4-2 0 --- O TOR J. Mayberry P. Splittorff -1% 76% Strikeout
b3 4-2 1 --- TOR D. McKay P. Splittorff 2% 77% Walk
b3 4-2 1 1-- OO TOR A. Woods P. Splittorff -3% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 4.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 8-9-1
t4 2-4 0 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Clancy 3% 77% Strikeout
t4 2-4 1 --- O KCR U. Washington J. Clancy 2% 78% Strikeout Looking
t4 2-4 2 --- O KCR T. Poquette J. Clancy 1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Paul Splittorff facing 8-9-1
b4 4-2 0 --- O TOR R. Cerone P. Splittorff -1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 4-2 1 --- O TOR L. Gomez P. Splittorff -1% 77% Flyball: RF
b4 4-2 2 --- TOR R. Bosetti P. Splittorff 1% 78% Single to CF
b4 4-2 2 1-- TOR B. Bailor P. Splittorff 2% 80% Single to RF; Bosetti to 3B
b4 4-2 2 1-3 TOR R. Howell P. Splittorff 1% 81% Walk; Bailor to 2B
Randy McGilberry replaces Paul Splittorff pitching
b4 4-2 2 123 O TOR O. Velez R. McGilberry -5% 76% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 4.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 2-3-4
t5 2-4 0 --- KCR H. McRae J. Clancy -5% 71% Walk
t5 2-4 0 1-- O KCR P. LaCock J. Clancy 4% 76% Flyball: CF
t5 2-4 1 1-- KCR A. Cowens J. Clancy -5% 71% Single to RF; McRae to 2B
t5 2-4 1 12- OO KCR C. Hurdle J. Clancy 11% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Randy McGilberry facing 5-6-7
b5 4-2 0 --- TOR J. Mayberry R. McGilberry 2% 84% Walk
b5 4-2 0 1-- O TOR D. McKay R. McGilberry -1% 83% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Mayberry to 2B
b5 4-2 1 -2- TOR A. Woods R. McGilberry 1% 84% Intentional Walk
b5 4-2 1 12- OO TOR R. Cerone R. McGilberry -5% 79% Line Drive Double Play: SS-2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 4.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 6-7-8
t6 2-4 0 --- KCR D. Porter J. Clancy -5% 74% Walk
t6 2-4 0 1-- O KCR J. Quirk J. Clancy 5% 79% Flyball: LF
t6 2-4 1 1-- KCR F. Patek J. Clancy -5% 73% Single to RF; Porter to 2B
t6 2-4 1 12- O KCR U. Washington J. Clancy 6% 80% Strikeout
t6 2-4 2 12- O KCR T. Poquette J. Clancy 6% 85% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Randy McGilberry facing 9-1-2
Rico Carty pinch hits for Luis Gomez (SS) batting 9th
b6 4-2 0 --- O TOR R. Carty R. McGilberry -1% 84% Flyball: CF
b6 4-2 1 --- O TOR R. Bosetti R. McGilberry -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 4-2 2 --- TOR B. Bailor R. McGilberry 1% 84% Single to CF
b6 4-2 2 1-- TOR R. Howell R. McGilberry 1% 85% Walk; Bailor to 2B
b6 4-2 2 12- O TOR O. Velez R. McGilberry -2% 83% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 4.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 2-3-4
Tim Johnson replaces Rico Carty (PH) playing SS batting 9th
t7 2-4 0 --- O KCR H. McRae J. Clancy 3% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-4 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock J. Clancy 2% 88% Flyball: RF
t7 2-4 2 --- O KCR A. Cowens J. Clancy 1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Randy McGilberry facing 5-6-7
b7 4-2 0 --- O TOR J. Mayberry R. McGilberry -1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 4-2 1 --- O TOR D. McKay R. McGilberry -1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 4-2 2 --- O TOR A. Woods R. McGilberry -1% 87% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 4.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 5-6-7
t8 2-4 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle J. Clancy 4% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-4 1 --- O KCR D. Porter J. Clancy 2% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-4 2 --- O KCR J. Quirk J. Clancy 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Randy McGilberry facing 8-9-1
b8 4-2 0 --- R TOR R. Cerone R. McGilberry 3% 97% Home Run
b8 5-2 0 --- TOR T. Johnson R. McGilberry 0% 98% Single to CF
b8 5-2 0 1-- O TOR R. Bosetti R. McGilberry -1% 97% Johnson Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b8 5-2 1 --- TOR R. Bosetti R. McGilberry 0% 98% Walk
b8 5-2 1 1-- O TOR B. Bailor R. McGilberry -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b8 5-2 2 1-- TOR R. Howell R. McGilberry 0% 97% Single to CF; Bailor to 2B
b8 5-2 2 12- O TOR O. Velez R. McGilberry -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 5.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-5, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 8-9-1
t9 2-5 0 --- O KCR F. Patek J. Clancy 2% 99% Lineout: LF
t9 2-5 1 --- KCR U. Washington J. Clancy -2% 97% Walk
t9 2-5 1 1-- O KCR T. Poquette J. Clancy 2% 99% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t9 2-5 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae J. Clancy 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Blue Jays 5.

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