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Oakland Athletics 2, Kansas City Royals 1

Oakland Athletics 2, Kansas City Royals 1

Day

Division Series Game Played on Wednesday, October 7, 1981 (D) at Royals Stadium

OAK A    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   2 10  1
KC  A    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  0
BATTING
Oakland Athletics     AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Henderson lf           5   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Murphy cf              4   2   2   0       0   0       5   0
Johnson dh             3   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Armas rf               4   0   4   2       0   0       4   0
  Bosetti pr,rf        0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Klutts 3b              3   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
Moore 1b               4   0   0   0       0   1       8   0
McKay 2b               4   0   1   0       0   0       4   2
Newman c               3   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Picciolo ss            3   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
  Gross ph             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stanley ss           0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
McCatty p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   4
Totals                34   2  10   2       0   2      27   9
FIELDING - 
E: Armas (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Johnson (1,off Jones); Armas 2 (2,off Jones 2).
SH: Klutts (1,off Jones); Johnson (1,off Jones); Newman (1,off Quisenberry).
Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Henderson (1,2nd base off Jones/Wathan).
Kansas City Royals    AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wilson lf              5   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
White 2b               4   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
Brett 3b               4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Aikens 1b              1   0   0   0       3   0       9   0
  Geronimo pr          0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  May 1b               0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Otis cf                4   0   0   0       0   2       7   0
McRae dh               3   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Hurdle rf              4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Wathan c               4   1   2   0       0   0       2   2
Washington ss          3   0   1   0       0   1       3   4
Jones p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Quisenberry p        0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                32   1   6   1       4   3      27  10
BATTING - 
SH: Washington (1,off McCatty).
Team LOB: 9.
PITCHING
Oakland Athletics     IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
McCatty W(1-0)         9     6   1   1   4   3   0
Kansas City Royals    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Jones L(0-1)           8     9   2   2   0   2   0
Quisenberry            1     1   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                 9    10   2   2   0   2   0

Umpires: Joe Brinkman, Steve Palermo, Don Denkinger, Jim Evans, George Maloney, Jim McKean
Time of Game: 2:50   Attendance: 40274
Starting Lineups:

   Oakland Athletics             Kansas City Royals       
1. Henderson           lf        Wilson              lf
2. Murphy              cf        White               2b
3. Johnson             dh        Brett               3b
4. Armas               rf        Aikens              1b
5. Klutts              3b        Otis                cf
6. Moore               1b        McRae               dh
7. McKay               2b        Hurdle              rf
8. Newman              c         Wathan              c
9. Picciolo            ss        Washington          ss
   McCatty             p         Jones               p

ATHLETICS 1ST: Henderson grounded out (shortstop to first);
Murphy singled to right; Johnson doubled to left [Murphy to
third]; Armas doubled [Murphy scored, Johnson to third]; Klutts
made an out to right; Moore struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Athletics 1, Royals 0.

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

ATHLETICS 2ND: McKay made an out to center; Newman grounded out
(shortstop to first); Picciolo popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Aikens popped to shortstop in foul territory; Otis
grounded out (pitcher to first); McRae popped to second; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Henderson made an out to center; Murphy grounded
out (catcher to first); Johnson made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Hurdle singled to right; Wathan grounded out (third
to first) [Hurdle to second]; Washington grounded out (shortstop
to first); Wilson made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Athletics 1, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Armas singled to left; Klutts out on a sacrifice
bunt (catcher to second) [Armas to second]; Moore lined to
shortstop; McKay lined to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Athletics 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: White lined to second; Brett made an out to right;
Aikens walked; Otis forced Aikens (second unassisted); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Newman made an out to center; Picciolo singled to
right; Henderson forced Picciolo (second to shortstop);
Henderson stole second; Murphy made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: McRae made an out to right; Hurdle flied to left in
foul territory; Wathan singled to right; Washington singled to
left [Wathan to second]; Wilson singled to right [Wathan scored,
Washington to third (error by Armas), Wilson to second]; White
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Athletics 1, Royals 1.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Johnson grounded out (shortstop to first); Armas
singled to right; Klutts singled to center [Armas to second];
Moore lined to center; McKay grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Brett made an out to center; Aikens walked; Otis
struck out; McRae walked [Aikens to second]; Hurdle made an out
to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 1.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Newman struck out; Picciolo popped to first in
foul territory; Henderson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 7TH: Wathan singled to shortstop; Washington out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Wathan to second]; Wilson
grounded out (second to first) [Wathan to third]; White made an
out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 1.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Murphy singled to right; Johnson out on a
sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Murphy to second]; Armas
doubled to left [Murphy scored]; BOSETTI RAN FOR ARMAS; Klutts
popped to second; Moore grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Royals 1.

ROYALS 8TH: BOSETTI STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Brett singled;
Aikens walked [Brett to second]; GERONIMO RAN FOR AIKENS; Otis
struck out; McRae made an out to center; Hurdle made an out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 2, Royals 1.

ATHLETICS 9TH: MAY REPLACED GERONIMO (PLAYING 1B); QUISENBERRY
REPLACED JONES (PITCHING); McKay singled to left; Newman made an
out to first [McKay to second]; GROSS BATTED FOR PICCIOLO; Gross
grounded out (first unassisted) [McKay to third]; Henderson made
an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Royals 1.

ROYALS 9TH: STANLEY REPLACED GROSS (PLAYING SS); Wathan grounded
out (second to first); Washington struck out; Wilson popped to
catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2,
Royals 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Athletics        2  10   1    8
 Royals           1   6   0    9

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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