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Oakland Athletics 4, Kansas City Royals 0

Oakland Athletics 4, Kansas City Royals 0

Day

Division Series Game Played on Tuesday, October 6, 1981 (D) at Royals Stadium

OAK A    0  0  0    3  0  0    0  1  0  -   4  8  2
KC  A    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  1
BATTING
Oakland Athletics     AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Henderson lf           4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Murphy cf              3   2   2   1       1   0       7   0
Drumright dh           4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Armas rf               4   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
Gross 3b               4   1   2   3       0   0       1   4
Spencer 1b             4   0   1   0       0   0       6   2
Heath c                4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
McKay 2b               4   0   1   0       0   0       2   2
Stanley ss             4   0   0   0       0   1       2   1
Norris p               0   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Totals                35   4   8   4       1   3      27  10
FIELDING - 
DP: 2.
E: McKay (1), Norris (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Spencer (1,off Leonard).
HR: Gross (1,4th inning off Leonard 2 on, 2 out); Murphy (1,8th inning off
Leonard 0 on, 1 out).
Team LOB: 5.
Kansas City Royals    AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wilson lf              4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
White 2b               3   0   0   0       1   0       2   4
Brett 3b               4   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Aikens 1b              4   0   1   0       0   1      11   0
Otis cf                4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
McRae dh               4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hurdle rf              3   0   1   0       1   0       5   0
Wathan c               2   0   0   0       1   0       3   1
Washington ss          3   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
Leonard p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Martin p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                31   0   4   0       3   2      27  10
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
E: Brett (1).
PITCHING
Oakland Athletics     IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Norris W(1-0)          9     4   0   0   3   2   0
Kansas City Royals    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Leonard L(0-1)         8     7   4   1   1   3   2
Martin                 1     1   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                 9     8   4   1   1   3   2

Umpires: George Maloney, Joe Brinkman, Steve Palermo, Don Denkinger, Jim McKean, Jim Evans
Time of Game: 2:35   Attendance: 40592
Starting Lineups:

   Oakland Athletics             Kansas City Royals       
1. Henderson           lf        Wilson              lf
2. Murphy              cf        White               2b
3. Drumright           dh        Brett               3b
4. Armas               rf        Aikens              1b
5. Gross               3b        Otis                cf
6. Spencer             1b        McRae               dh
7. Heath               c         Hurdle              rf
8. McKay               2b        Wathan              c
9. Stanley             ss        Washington          ss
   Norris              p         Leonard             p

ATHLETICS 1ST: Henderson made an out to center; Murphy singled
to center; Drumright grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Murphy out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Wilson made an out to shortstop; White grounded out
(pitcher to first); Brett grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Armas struck out; Gross made an out to right;
Spencer popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0,
Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Aikens singled to left; Otis grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Aikens out at second]; McRae
made an out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals
0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Heath grounded out (shortstop to first); McKay
grounded out (first unassisted); Stanley made an out to right; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Hurdle walked; Wathan reached on an error by Norris
[Hurdle to second]; Washington made an out to center; Wilson
singled to pitcher [Hurdle to third, Wathan to second]; White
forced Hurdle (third to catcher) [Wathan to third, Wilson to
second]; Brett made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB. 
Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Henderson made an out to center; Murphy walked;
Drumright grounded out (first unassisted) [Murphy to second];
Armas reached on an error by Brett [Murphy to third]; Gross
homered (unearned) [Murphy scored (unearned), Armas scored
(unearned)]; Spencer doubled to right; Heath struck out; 3 R, 2
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Aikens made an out to center; Otis struck out; McRae
made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3,
Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 5TH: McKay made an out to left; Stanley made an out to
right; Henderson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Hurdle singled to right; Wathan walked [Hurdle to
second]; Washington singled to pitcher [Hurdle to third, Wathan
to second]; Wilson popped to shortstop; White lined into a
double play (third to second) [Wathan out at second]; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Murphy grounded out (second to first); Drumright
grounded out (catcher to first); Armas singled to left; Gross
singled to right [Armas to third]; Spencer made an out to left;
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Brett grounded out (first to pitcher); Aikens was
called out on strikes; Otis made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Heath flied to left in foul territory; McKay
grounded out (second to first); Stanley was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 7TH: McRae made an out to left; Hurdle made an out to
center; Wathan grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Henderson grounded out (pitcher to first); Murphy
homered; Drumright singled to left; Armas grounded out (third to
first) [Drumright to second]; Gross lined to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 4, Royals 0.

ROYALS 8TH: Washington reached on an error by McKay; Wilson made
an out to center; White walked [Washington to second]; Brett
made an out to left; Aikens grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 4, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 9TH: MARTIN REPLACED LEONARD (PITCHING); Spencer made
an out to right; Heath grounded out (second to first); McKay
singled to left; Stanley popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Athletics 4, Royals 0.

ROYALS 9TH: Otis made an out to right; McRae grounded out (third
to first); Hurdle grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 4, Royals 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Athletics        4   8   2    5
 Royals           0   4   1    7

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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