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New York Yankees 2, Kansas City Royals 1

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League Championship Series Game Played on Saturday, October 7, 1978 (N) at Yankee Stadium

KC  A    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  7  0
NY  A    0  1  0    0  0  1    0  0  x  -   2  4  0
BATTING
Kansas City Royals    AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brett 3b               4   1   1   0       0   1       1   2
McRae dh               4   0   1   1       0   1       0   0
Otis cf                4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Cowens rf              3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Hurdle ph            1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Porter c               3   0   1   0       1   0      10   0
Wathan 1b              3   0   0   0       0   0       7   0
  LaCock ph            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
White 2b               3   0   2   0       0   0       2   2
Patek ss               3   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
Wilson lf              3   0   1   0       0   2       0   0
Leonard p              0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                32   1   7   1       1   8      24   6
BATTING - 
2B: Otis (2,off Guidry).
3B: Brett (1,off Guidry).
Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: McRae (1,2nd base off Guidry/Munson).
CS: Wilson (1,3rd base by Guidry/Munson).
New York Yankees      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rivers cf              2   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
  Blair cf             1   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
White lf               4   1   1   1       0   1       1   0
  Thomasson lf         0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Munson c               4   0   1   0       0   0       7   2
Jackson dh             3   0   0   0       0   3       0   0
Piniella rf            3   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Nettles 3b             3   1   2   1       0   1       3   3
Chambliss 1b           3   0   0   0       0   2       8   0
Doyle 2b               2   0   0   0       1   1       1   2
Dent ss                3   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Guidry p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gossage p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                28   2   4   2       2   9      27   8
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
BATTING - 
HR: Nettles (1,2nd inning off Leonard 0 on, 0 out); White (1,6th inning off
Leonard 0 on, 1 out).
Team LOB: 4.
PITCHING
Kansas City Royals    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Leonard L(0-2)         8     4   2   2   2   9   2
New York Yankees      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Guidry W(1-0)          8     7   1   1   1   7   0
Gossage SV(1)          1     0   0   0   0   1   0
Totals                 9     7   1   1   1   8   0
WP: Leonard (1).
Umpires: Bill Kunkel, Dave Phillips, Terry Cooney, Lou DiMuro, Ron Luciano, Rich Garcia
Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance: 56356
Starting Lineups:

   Kansas City Royals            New York Yankees         
1. Brett               3b        Rivers              cf
2. McRae               dh        White               lf
3. Otis                cf        Munson              c
4. Cowens              rf        Jackson             dh
5. Porter              c         Piniella            rf
6. Wathan              1b        Nettles             3b
7. White               2b        Chambliss           1b
8. Patek               ss        Doyle               2b
9. Wilson              lf        Dent                ss
   Leonard             p         Guidry              p

ROYALS 1ST: Brett tripled to center; McRae singled to center
[Brett scored]; McRae stole second; Otis was called out on
strikes; Cowens popped to first; Porter walked; Wathan made an
out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Rivers walked; White made an out to center; Munson
singled to center [Rivers to second]; Leonard threw a wild pitch
[Rivers to third, Munson to second]; Jackson struck out;
Piniella popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1,
Yankees 0.

ROYALS 2ND: White grounded out (third to first); Patek made an
out to center; Wilson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Nettles homered; Chambliss struck out; Doyle was
called out on strikes; Dent popped to second; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Brett grounded out (second to first); McRae struck
out (catcher to first); Otis grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Rivers grounded out (second to first); White
grounded out (second to first); Munson grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Cowens grounded out (shortstop to first); Porter
singled to first; Wathan popped to second; White singled to
right [Porter to third]; Patek struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Royals 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 4TH: Jackson struck out; Piniella struck out; Nettles
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Wilson singled to shortstop; Brett grounded out
(second to first) [Wilson to second]; Wilson was caught stealing
third (catcher to third); McRae made an out to right; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Chambliss grounded out (third to first); Doyle
lined to pitcher; Dent popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Royals 1, Yankees 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Otis made an out to center; Cowens struck out;
Porter made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1,
Yankees 1.

YANKEES 6TH: Rivers popped to third in foul territory; White
homered; Munson popped to shortstop; Jackson struck out; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 2.

ROYALS 7TH: BLAIR REPLACED RIVERS (PLAYING CF); Wathan made an
out to center; White singled to center; Patek lined into a
double play (third to first) [White out at first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 7TH: Piniella grounded out (shortstop to first); Nettles
singled to center; Chambliss struck out; Doyle walked [Nettles
to second]; Dent popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 2.

ROYALS 8TH: Wilson struck out; Brett struck out; McRae lined to
third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 8TH: Blair grounded out (shortstop to first); White
struck out; Munson made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Royals 1, Yankees 2.

ROYALS 9TH: THOMASSON REPLACED WHITE (PLAYING LF); Otis doubled
to left; GOSSAGE REPLACED GUIDRY (PITCHING); HURDLE BATTED FOR
COWENS; Hurdle struck out; Porter made an out to center; LACOCK
BATTED FOR WATHAN; LaCock made an out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 2.

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

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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