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Kansas City Royals 6, New York Yankees 2

Kansas City Royals 6, New York Yankees 2

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League Championship Series Game Played on Friday, October 7, 1977 (N) at Royals Stadium

NY  A    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  1  -   2  4  1
KC  A    0  1  1    0  1  2    1  0  x  -   6 12  1
BATTING
New York Yankees      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rivers cf              4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
White lf               4   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
Munson c               4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Jackson rf             3   0   0   0       1   0       4   1
Chambliss 1b           4   0   0   0       0   1      10   2
Nettles 3b             3   1   1   0       0   1       2   2
Piniella dh            3   0   1   1       0   1       0   0
Randolph 2b            3   0   0   0       0   0       1   4
Dent ss                2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Johnson ph           1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Stanley ss           0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Torrez p               0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Lyle p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                31   2   4   1       1   4      24  12
FIELDING - 
E: White (1).
BATTING - 
2B: White 2 (2,off Leonard 2); Piniella (1,off Leonard).
Team LOB: 3.
Kansas City Royals    AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Poquette rf            3   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
  Otis ph,cf           2   0   1   2       0   0       1   0
McRae lf               4   2   2   0       0   0       2   1
  Zdeb lf              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Brett 3b               4   1   2   0       0   0       1   1
Cowens cf,rf           4   0   0   2       0   1       2   0
Mayberry 1b            4   0   1   1       0   0      12   0
Lahoud dh              1   2   0   0       2   0       0   0
  Wathan ph,dh         1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Porter c               4   1   3   0       0   0       6   0
Patek ss               2   0   1   1       0   0       0   5
White 2b               4   0   1   0       0   1       0   3
Leonard p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                33   6  12   6       2   2      27  10
FIELDING - 
E: Mayberry (1).
BATTING - 
2B: McRae 2 (2,off Torrez 2); Otis (1,off Lyle); Mayberry (1,off Lyle).
SH: Patek 2 (2,off Torrez,off Lyle).
Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: White (1,2nd base off Torrez/Munson); Otis (1,3rd base off Lyle/Munson).
PITCHING
New York Yankees      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Torrez L(0-1)          5.2   8   5   5   2   1   0
Lyle                   2.1   4   1   1   0   1   0
Totals                 8    12   6   6   2   2   0
Kansas City Royals    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Leonard W(1-0)         9     4   2   1   1   4   0

Umpires: Jim McKean, Marty Springstead, Nick Bremigan, Bill Deegan, Russ Goetz, Jerry Neudecker
Time of Game: 2:19   Attendance: 41285
Starting Lineups:

   New York Yankees              Kansas City Royals       
1. Rivers              cf        Poquette            rf
2. White               lf        McRae               lf
3. Munson              c         Brett               3b
4. Jackson             rf        Cowens              cf
5. Chambliss           1b        Mayberry            1b
6. Nettles             3b        Lahoud              dh
7. Piniella            dh        Porter              c
8. Randolph            2b        Patek               ss
9. Dent                ss        White               2b
   Torrez              p         Leonard             p

YANKEES 1ST: Rivers popped to first in foul territory; White
doubled to left [White out at third (left to third)]; Munson
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0,
Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Poquette singled to left; McRae grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Poquette to second]; Brett reached on a
fielder's choice [Poquette out at third (pitcher to third)];
Cowens grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Yankees 0, Royals 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Jackson popped to catcher in foul territory;
Chambliss grounded out (second to first); Nettles struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Mayberry grounded out (second to first); Lahoud
walked; Porter singled to left [Lahoud to second]; Patek singled
to left [Lahoud scored, Porter to third, Patek to second (error
by White)]; White struck out; Poquette grounded out (first to
pitcher); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Piniella grounded out (second to first); Randolph
made an out to right; Dent made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 1.

ROYALS 3RD: McRae doubled to right; Brett singled to second
[McRae to third]; Cowens grounded out (first unassisted) [McRae
scored, Brett to second]; Mayberry grounded out (first
unassisted) [Brett to third]; Lahoud lined to first; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 2.

YANKEES 4TH: Rivers made an out to left; White grounded out
(second to first); Munson grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Porter made an out to right; Patek made an out to
right; White singled to first; White stole second; Poquette made
an out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 2.

YANKEES 5TH: Jackson grounded out (shortstop to first);
Chambliss was called out on strikes; Nettles singled to
shortstop; Piniella doubled to left [Nettles scored]; Randolph
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Yankees 1, Royals 2.

ROYALS 5TH: McRae doubled to left; Brett grounded out (second to
first) [McRae to third]; Cowens grounded out (third to first)
[McRae scored]; Mayberry made an out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 3.

YANKEES 6TH: Dent grounded out (shortstop to first); Rivers made
an out to right; White popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 3.

ROYALS 6TH: Lahoud walked; Porter singled to pitcher [Lahoud to
second]; Patek out on a sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Lahoud
to third, Porter to second]; White made an out to left; LYLE
REPLACED TORREZ (PITCHING); OTIS BATTED FOR POQUETTE; Otis
doubled to left [Lahoud scored, Porter scored]; Otis stole
third; McRae made an out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Yankees 1, Royals 5.

YANKEES 7TH: OTIS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); COWENS CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Munson grounded out (shortstop to
first); Jackson walked; Chambliss made an out to right; Nettles
made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 5.

ROYALS 7TH: Brett singled to right; Cowens struck out; Mayberry
doubled to right [Brett scored, Mayberry out at third (right to
second to third)]; WATHAN BATTED FOR LAHOUD; Wathan grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 6.

YANKEES 8TH: WATHAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING DH); Piniella struck
out; Randolph made an out to right; JOHNSON BATTED FOR DENT;
Johnson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 6.

ROYALS 8TH: STANLEY REPLACED JOHNSON (PLAYING SS); Porter
singled to right; Patek out on a sacrifice bunt (first to
second) [Porter to second]; White made an out to center [Porter
to third]; Otis made an out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Yankees 1, Royals 6.

YANKEES 9TH: ZDEB REPLACED MCRAE (PLAYING LF); Rivers popped to
first; White doubled to right; Munson made an out to center;
Jackson reached on an error by Mayberry [White scored
(unearned), Jackson to second]; Chambliss grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Yankees          2   4   1    3
 Royals           6  12   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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