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"Why pitch nine innings when you can get just as famous pitching two?"
--Sparky Lyle, Yankees reliever on why he is one

 
Kansas City Royals 12, Chicago White Sox 2

Kansas City Royals 12, Chicago White Sox 2

Day

Game Played on Friday, August 5, 1977 (N) at Royals Stadium

CHI A    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   2  6  2
KC  A    0  5  3    0  0  0    3  1  x  -  12 17  0
BATTING
Chicago White Sox     AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Garr lf                4   0   2   1       0   0       3   0
Orta 2b                3   1   1   1       1   1       0   5
Zisk rf                4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Gamble dh              4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Spencer 1b             4   0   0   0       0   1      10   2
Lemon cf               3   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
Brohamer 3b            3   1   2   0       1   0       2   1
Essian c               3   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Nordhagen c          1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Nordbrook ss           2   0   0   0       1   0       0   2
Knapp p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  B. Johnson p         0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Kirkwood p           0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                31   2   6   2       4   3      24  12
FIELDING - 
E: Orta (12), Nordbrook (3).
BATTING - 
2B: Brohamer (7,off Leonard).
HR: Orta (11,8th inning off Leonard 0 on, 0 out).
Team LOB: 6.
Kansas City Royals    AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brett 3b               5   2   2   2       0   0       4   4
McRae lf               4   0   2   2       0   1       2   0
  Zdeb lf              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
LaCock 1b              5   0   1   1       0   0      11   0
Cowens rf              5   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Mayberry dh            5   2   4   2       0   0       0   0
Otis cf                5   3   2   2       0   0       2   1
Porter c               3   1   2   1       0   0       3   0
  Martinez c           0   0   0   0       1   0       1   1
Patek ss               5   2   2   1       0   1       1   3
Heise 2b               4   1   1   0       0   0       2   2
Leonard p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                41  12  17  11       1   2      27  12
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
BATTING - 
2B: McRae (34,off B. Johnson); Mayberry (17,off Kirkwood).
3B: Mayberry (1,off B. Johnson).
HR: Otis (13,2nd inning off Knapp 1 on, 1 out); Porter (10,2nd inning off Knapp
0 on, 1 out); Mayberry (17,3rd inning off B. Johnson 0 on, 0 out); Brett
(11,7th inning off Kirkwood 1 on, 2 out).
SH: Martinez (2,off Kirkwood).
SF: McRae (4,off B. Johnson).
Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Patek (34,2nd base off Knapp/Essian).
PITCHING
Chicago White Sox     IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Knapp L(9-6)           1.2   6   5   5   0   0   2
B. Johnson             4.1   8   3   3   0   0   1
Kirkwood               2     3   4   1   1   2   1
Totals                 8    17  12   9   1   2   4
Kansas City Royals    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Leonard W(11-9)        9     6   2   2   4   3   1

Umpires: Dave Phillips, Larry McCoy, Nick Bremigan, Durwood Merrill
Time of Game: 2:37   Attendance: 38079
Starting Lineups:

   Chicago White Sox             Kansas City Royals       
1. Garr                lf        Brett               3b
2. Orta                2b        McRae               lf
3. Zisk                rf        LaCock              1b
4. Gamble              dh        Cowens              rf
5. Spencer             1b        Mayberry            dh
6. Lemon               cf        Otis                cf
7. Brohamer            3b        Porter              c
8. Essian              c         Patek               ss
9. Nordbrook           ss        Heise               2b
   Knapp               p         Leonard             p

WHITE SOX 1ST: Garr made an out to left; Orta popped to third;
Zisk lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Brett made an out to right; McRae popped to first in
foul territory; LaCock made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Gamble made an out to center; Spencer popped to
third; Lemon was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
White Sox 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Cowens grounded out (shortstop to first); Mayberry
singled to left; Otis homered [Mayberry scored]; Porter homered;
Patek singled to center; Patek stole second; Heise made an out
to left; Brett singled to right [Patek to third]; McRae singled
to right [Patek scored, Brett to third]; B. JOHNSON REPLACED
KNAPP (PITCHING); LaCock singled to left [Brett scored, McRae to
second]; Cowens forced McRae (third unassisted); 5 R, 7 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 5.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Brohamer doubled to right; Essian grounded out
(shortstop to first); Nordbrook grounded out (first unassisted)
[Brohamer to third]; Garr singled to left [Brohamer scored];
Orta struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 5.

ROYALS 3RD: Mayberry homered; Otis singled to left; Porter
singled to right [Otis to third]; Patek singled to center [Otis
scored, Porter to second]; Heise singled to left [Porter to
third, Patek to second]; Brett forced Porter (first to catcher)
[Patek to third, Heise to second]; McRae hit a sacrifice fly to
right [Patek scored, Heise to third]; LaCock lined to left; 3 R,
5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 8.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Zisk singled to center; Gamble popped to third;
Spencer forced Zisk (second to shortstop); Lemon walked [Spencer
to second]; Brohamer singled [Spencer out at home (center to
catcher), Lemon to second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 1,
Royals 8.

ROYALS 4TH: Cowens grounded out (second to first); Mayberry
tripled to right; Otis reached on a fielder's choice [Mayberry
out at home (pitcher to first to third), Otis to second]; Porter
grounded out (second to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White
Sox 1, Royals 8.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Essian grounded out (third to first); Nordbrook
walked; Garr singled to right [Nordbrook to second]; Orta walked
[Nordbrook to third, Garr to second]; Zisk grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Orta out at second]; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 8.

ROYALS 5TH: Patek made an out to right; Heise grounded out
(shortstop to first); Brett made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 8.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Gamble grounded out (shortstop to first); Spencer
grounded out (third to first); Lemon grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 8.

ROYALS 6TH: McRae doubled to left; LaCock grounded out (second
to first) [McRae to third]; Cowens grounded out (third to
first); Mayberry grounded out (second to first); Bart Johnson
and Porter ejected for fighting; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
White Sox 1, Royals 8.

WHITE SOX 7TH: MARTINEZ REPLACED PORTER (PLAYING C ); Brohamer
walked; Essian made an out to center; Nordbrook grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Brohamer to second]; Garr grounded out
(catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 8.

ROYALS 7TH: KIRKWOOD REPLACED B. JOHNSON (PITCHING); Otis
reached on an error by Nordbrook; Martinez made an out to first
[Otis to second]; Patek grounded out (first unassisted) [Otis to
third]; Heise reached on an error by Orta [Otis scored
(unearned)]; Brett homered (unearned) [Heise scored (unearned)];
McRae struck out; 3 R, 1 H, 2 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 11.

WHITE SOX 8TH: ZDEB REPLACED MCRAE (PLAYING LF); Orta homered;
Zisk popped to second; Gamble popped to third in foul territory;
Spencer struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 2, Royals
11.

ROYALS 8TH: NORDHAGEN REPLACED ESSIAN (PLAYING C ); LaCock
grounded out (pitcher to second to first); Cowens singled;
Mayberry doubled to right [Cowens scored]; Otis made an out to
center; Martinez walked; Patek struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 White Sox 2, Royals 12.

WHITE SOX 9TH: Lemon grounded out (pitcher to first); Brohamer
made an out to right; Nordhagen grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 2, Royals 12.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 White Sox        2   6   2    6
 Royals          12  17   0    8

References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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