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New York Yankees 6, Kansas City Royals 5

New York Yankees 6, Kansas City Royals 5

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League Championship Series Game Played on Friday, October 6, 1978 (D) at Yankee Stadium

KC  A    1  0  1    0  1  0    0  2  0  -   5 10  1
NY  A    0  1  0    2  0  1    0  2  x  -   6 10  0
BATTING
Kansas City Royals    AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brett 3b               5   3   3   3       0   0       0   1
McRae dh               5   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Otis cf                3   1   2   0       1   1       2   0
Porter c               4   1   2   1       0   0       4   0
LaCock 1b              3   0   2   0       1   1       5   0
Hurdle lf              4   0   1   0       0   2       6   1
  Wilson pr,lf         0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Cowens rf              4   0   0   1       0   0       4   0
Patek ss               3   0   0   0       1   1       1   2
White 2b               3   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Braun ph             1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Splittorff p           0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bird p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hrabosky p           0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                35   5  10   5       3   7      24   6
FIELDING - 
DP: 2.
E: Patek (2).
BATTING - 
2B: LaCock (2,off Hunter); Porter (1,off Hunter); Otis (1,off Gossage).
3B: LaCock (1,off Hunter).
HR: Brett 3 (3,1st inning off Hunter 0 on, 0 out,3rd inning off Hunter 0 on,
1 out,5th inning off Hunter 0 on, 0 out).
Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Otis (4,2nd base off Hunter/Munson).
CS: Patek (1,2nd base by Hunter/Munson).
New York Yankees      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rivers cf              1   0   1   0       0   0       2   1
  Blair ph,cf          3   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
White lf               4   2   2   0       0   0       1   0
  Thomasson lf         0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Munson c               4   2   3   2       0   0       7   1
Jackson dh             3   2   2   3       0   0       0   0
Piniella rf            4   0   2   0       0   1       2   0
Nettles 3b             3   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Chambliss 1b           3   0   0   0       0   0       6   0
Stanley 2b             3   0   0   0       0   2       2   1
Dent ss                3   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
Hunter p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Gossage p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                31   6  10   5       0   3      27   8
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
PB: Munson (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Munson (1,off Splittorff).
HR: Jackson (2,2nd inning off Splittorff 0 on, 0 out); Munson (1,8th inning
off Bird 1 on, 1 out).
SF: Jackson (1,off Splittorff).
Team LOB: 2.
PITCHING
Kansas City Royals    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Splittorff             7.1   9   5   4   0   2   1
Bird L(0-1)            0     1   1   1   0   0   1
Hrabosky               0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0
Totals                 8    10   6   5   0   3   2
New York Yankees      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Hunter                 6     7   3   3   3   5   3
Gossage W(1-0)         3     3   2   2   0   2   0
Totals                 9    10   5   5   3   7   3

Umpires: Ron Luciano, Bill Kunkel, Dave Phillips, Terry Cooney, Rich Garcia, Lou DiMuro
Time of Game: 2:13   Attendance: 55445
Starting Lineups:

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

ROYALS 1ST: Brett homered; McRae made an out to right; Otis
singled to second; Otis stole second; Porter flied into a double
play (center to third) [Otis out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Rivers singled to right; White grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Rivers out at
second]; Munson made an out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Royals 1, Yankees 0.

ROYALS 2ND: LaCock doubled to center; Hurdle made an out to
center [LaCock to third]; Cowens grounded out (third to first);
Patek popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees
0.

YANKEES 2ND: Jackson homered; Piniella made an out to right;
Nettles made an out to left; Chambliss grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 1.

ROYALS 3RD: White grounded out (pitcher to first); Brett
homered; McRae was called out on strikes; Otis walked; Porter
doubled to right [Otis to third]; LaCock walked; Hurdle struck
out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Royals 2, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Stanley struck out; Dent made an out to right;
Rivers reinjures left leg; BLAIR BATTED FOR RIVERS; Blair
made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Yankees
1.

ROYALS 4TH: BLAIR STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Cowens lined to
center; Patek walked; White made an out to left; Patek was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 2, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 4TH: White grounded out (third to first); Munson doubled
to right; Jackson singled to center [Munson scored]; Piniella
singled to left [Jackson scored (unearned) (error by Patek),
Piniella to third]; Nettles flied into a double play (left to
catcher) [Piniella out at third]; 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
2, Yankees 3.

ROYALS 5TH: Brett homered; McRae made an out to center; Otis
struck out; Porter grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 5TH: Chambliss made an out to right; Stanley was called
out on strikes; Dent made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Royals 3, Yankees 3.

ROYALS 6TH: LaCock tripled to center; Hurdle struck out; Cowens
grounded out (second to first); Patek struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Royals 3, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 6TH: Blair grounded out (shortstop to first); White
singled to left; Munson singled to left [White to third];
Jackson lined out on a sacrifice fly to center [White scored];
Piniella singled to right [Munson to third]; Nettles grounded
out (first unassisted); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 3, Yankees
4.

ROYALS 7TH: GOSSAGE REPLACED HUNTER (PITCHING); White popped to
shortstop; Brett made an out to center; McRae grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3, Yankees 4.

YANKEES 7TH: Chambliss made an out to left; Stanley made an out
to left; Dent made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
3, Yankees 4.

ROYALS 8TH: Otis doubled to right; Porter singled to left [Otis
scored]; LaCock struck out; Hurdle singled to center [Porter to
third]; WILSON RAN FOR HURDLE; Cowens forced Wilson (shortstop
to second) [Porter scored]; Munson allowed a passed ball [Cowens
to second]; Patek grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 5, Yankees 4.

YANKEES 8TH: WILSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Blair popped to
second; White singled to center; BIRD REPLACED SPLITTORFF
(PITCHING); Munson homered [White scored]; HRABOSKY REPLACED
BIRD (PITCHING); Jackson made an out to left; Piniella was
called out on strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Yankees
6.

ROYALS 9TH: THOMASSON REPLACED WHITE (PLAYING LF); BRAUN BATTED
FOR WHITE; Braun struck out; Brett made an out to left; McRae
made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Yankees 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Royals           5  10   1    6
 Yankees          6  10   0    2

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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