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Kansas City Royals 10, New York Yankees 4

Kansas City Royals 10, New York Yankees 4

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League Championship Series Game Played on Wednesday, October 4, 1978 (D) at Royals Stadium

NY  A    0  0  0    0  0  0    2  2  0  -   4 12  1
KC  A    1  4  0    0  0  0    3  2  x  -  10 16  1
BATTING
New York Yankees      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rivers cf              3   0   2   0       1   0       1   0
  Thomasson ph,cf      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Munson c               5   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Piniella lf            5   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Jackson rf             4   1   1   0       1   1       4   0
Nettles 3b             4   1   1   0       0   0       1   2
Chambliss 1b           4   1   4   1       0   0      10   1
White dh               4   1   1   0       0   1       0   0
Stanley 2b             2   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
  Johnson ph           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Doyle 2b             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Blair ph,2b          1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Dent ss                4   0   2   3       0   0       0   4
Figueroa p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tidrow p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Lyle p               0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Totals                38   4  12   4       2   3      24  13
FIELDING - 
E: Dent (1).
Kansas City Royals    AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brett 3b               5   2   2   0       0   0       0   1
McRae dh               3   0   2   0       1   0       0   0
Otis cf                5   1   3   1       0   1       3   0
Porter c               4   0   2   2       0   0       3   0
LaCock 1b              5   1   2   1       0   0      11   1
Hurdle lf              3   1   2   1       1   0       0   0
  Wilson pr,lf         1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Cowens rf              4   2   1   0       0   0       0   0
Patek ss               4   2   1   2       0   0       2   1
White 2b               4   1   1   2       0   0       6   5
Gura p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       1   4
  Pattin p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hrabosky p           0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                38  10  16   9       2   1      27  12
FIELDING - 
DP: 2.
E: Patek (1).
BATTING - 
2B: LaCock (1,off Tidrow).
3B: Hurdle (1,off Tidrow).
HR: Patek (1,7th inning off Tidrow 1 on, 2 out).
SH: McRae (1,off Lyle).
SF: Porter (1,off Figueroa).
Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Otis 2 (3,2nd base off Figueroa/Munson,2nd base off Lyle/Munson).
CS: McRae (1,2nd base by Tidrow/Munson).
PITCHING
New York Yankees      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Figueroa L(0-1)        1     5   5   3   0   0   0
Tidrow                 5.2   8   3   3   2   1   1
Lyle                   1.1   3   2   2   0   0   0
Totals                 8    16  10   8   2   1   1
Kansas City Royals    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Gura W(1-0)            6.1   8   2   2   2   2   0
Pattin                 0.2   2   2   2   0   0   0
Hrabosky               2     2   0   0   0   1   0
Totals                 9    12   4   4   2   3   0

Umpires: Rich Garcia, Ron Luciano, Bill Kunkel, Dave Phillips, Lou DiMuro, Terry Cooney
Time of Game: 2:42   Attendance: 41158
Starting Lineups:

   New York Yankees              Kansas City Royals       
1. Rivers              cf        Brett               3b
2. Munson              c         McRae               dh
3. Piniella            lf        Otis                cf
4. Jackson             rf        Porter              c
5. Nettles             3b        LaCock              1b
6. Chambliss           1b        Hurdle              lf
7. White               dh        Cowens              rf
8. Stanley             2b        Patek               ss
9. Dent                ss        White               2b
   Figueroa            p         Gura                p

YANKEES 1ST: Rivers popped to first in foul territory; Munson
reached on an error by Patek; Piniella struck out; Jackson
walked [Munson to second]; Nettles grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Brett singled to right; McRae made an out to right;
Otis singled to right [Brett to third]; Otis stole second;
Porter hit a sacrifice fly to left [Brett scored]; LaCock made
an out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 1.

YANKEES 2ND: Chambliss singled to right; White forced Chambliss
(second to shortstop); Stanley singled to left [White to third];
Dent grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Stanley out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0,
Royals 1.

ROYALS 2ND: Hurdle singled to center; Cowens singled to left
[Hurdle to second]; Patek reached on an error by Dent [Hurdle
scored, Cowens to third, Patek to second]; White singled to
center [Cowens scored, Patek scored (unearned)]; TIDROW REPLACED
FIGUEROA (PITCHING); Brett made an out to right; McRae singled
to left [White to third]; Otis was called out on strikes; Porter
singled to shortstop [White scored (unearned), McRae to second];
LaCock grounded out (pitcher to first); 4 R, 5 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Yankees 0, Royals 5.

YANKEES 3RD: Rivers singled to left; Munson grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Rivers out at
second]; Piniella grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 5.

ROYALS 3RD: Hurdle walked; Cowens made an out to center; Patek
made an out to right; White popped to third in foul territory; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 5.

YANKEES 4TH: Jackson grounded out (pitcher to first); Nettles
grounded out (pitcher to first); Chambliss singled to center;
White struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 5.

ROYALS 4TH: Brett grounded out (third to first); McRae singled
to third; McRae was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Otis singled to center; Porter singled to right [Otis to third];
LaCock grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Yankees 0, Royals 5.

YANKEES 5TH: Stanley lined to center; Dent popped to second;
Rivers walked; Munson made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 5.

ROYALS 5TH: Hurdle grounded out (first unassisted); Cowens
grounded out (shortstop to first); Patek grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 5.

YANKEES 6TH: Piniella popped to second in foul territory;
Jackson grounded out (second to first); Nettles grounded out
(first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 5.

ROYALS 6TH: White made an out to left; Brett grounded out
(second to first); McRae walked; Otis grounded out (pitcher to
first); Fowler ejected by Phillips in 7th; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 5.

YANKEES 7TH: Chambliss singled to center; White singled to left
[Chambliss to second]; JOHNSON BATTED FOR STANLEY; Johnson
grounded out (second to first) [Chambliss to third, White to
second]; Dent singled to right [Chambliss scored, White scored];
Rivers singled to right [Dent to third]; PATTIN REPLACED GURA
(PITCHING); Munson popped to shortstop; Piniella lined to
center; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 5.

ROYALS 7TH: DOYLE REPLACED JOHNSON (PLAYING 2B); Porter made an
out to right; LaCock doubled to right; Hurdle tripled to right
[LaCock scored]; WILSON RAN FOR HURDLE; Cowens reached on a
fielder's choice [Wilson out at home (third to catcher)]; Patek
homered [Cowens scored]; LYLE REPLACED TIDROW (PITCHING); White
grounded out (shortstop to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Yankees 2, Royals 8.

YANKEES 8TH: WILSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Jackson singled
to center; Nettles singled to right [Jackson to second];
HRABOSKY REPLACED PATTIN (PITCHING); Chambliss singled to right
[Jackson scored, Nettles to second]; White popped to second;
BLAIR BATTED FOR DOYLE; Blair popped to second; Dent singled to
center [Nettles scored, Chambliss to second]; THOMASSON BATTED
FOR RIVERS; Thomasson grounded out (first unassisted); 2 R, 4 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 4, Royals 8.

ROYALS 8TH: THOMASSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); BLAIR STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Brett singled to third; McRae out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Brett to second]; Otis
singled to right [Brett scored]; Otis stole second; Porter
grounded out (first to pitcher) [Otis to third]; LaCock singled
to center [Otis scored]; Wilson forced LaCock (shortstop to
second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 4, Royals 10.

YANKEES 9TH: Munson lined to first; Piniella made an out to
left; Jackson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Yankees 4, Royals 10.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Yankees          4  12   1    9
 Royals          10  16   1    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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