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New York Yankees 4, Kansas City Royals 1

New York Yankees 4, Kansas City Royals 1

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League Championship Series Game Played on Saturday, October 9, 1976 (D) at Royals Stadium

NY  A    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  2  -   4 12  0
KC  A    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1  5  2
BATTING
New York Yankees      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rivers cf              5   2   2   0       0   1       0   0
White lf               4   0   1   2       1   0       4   0
Munson c               5   1   1   0       0   0       5   2
Piniella dh            4   0   2   0       0   1       0   0
Chambliss 1b           4   0   2   1       0   1       7   0
Nettles 3b             4   0   0   0       0   1       3   3
Maddox rf              4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Randolph 2b            4   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
Stanley ss             4   1   3   0       0   0       2   1
Hunter p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Totals                38   4  12   3       1   4      27  10
BATTING - 
2B: Stanley (1,off Gura); White (1,off Gura).
3B: Chambliss (1,off Gura).
Team LOB: 8.
Kansas City Royals    AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Otis cf                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wohlford lf          3   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Brett 3b               4   0   3   0       0   0       1   3
McRae dh               4   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Mayberry 1b            3   0   0   0       0   0      10   0
Cowens rf,cf           3   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Poquette lf,rf         3   0   0   1       0   0       4   0
White 2b               2   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
  Rojas ph,2b          1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Patek ss               3   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
Martinez c             2   0   0   0       0   2       4   0
  Quirk ph             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wathan c             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stinson ph           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Gura p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Littell p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                30   1   5   1       0   5      27   9
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
E: Brett 2 (2).
BATTING - 
3B: Cowens (1,off Hunter).
Team LOB: 2.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: Brett (1,2nd base by Hunter/Munson); Patek (1,2nd base by Hunter/Munson).
PITCHING
New York Yankees      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Hunter W(1-0)          9     5   1   1   0   5   0
Kansas City Royals    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Gura L(0-1)            8.2  12   4   3   1   4   0
Littell                0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                 9    12   4   3   1   4   0

Umpires: Joe Brinkman, Larry Barnett, George Maloney, Bill Haller, Larry McCoy, Art Frantz
Time of Game: 2:09   Attendance: 41077
Starting Lineups:

   New York Yankees              Kansas City Royals       
1. Rivers              cf        Otis                cf
2. White               lf        Brett               3b
3. Munson              c         McRae               dh
4. Piniella            dh        Mayberry            1b
5. Chambliss           1b        Cowens              rf
6. Nettles             3b        Poquette            lf
7. Maddox              rf        White               2b
8. Randolph            2b        Patek               ss
9. Stanley             ss        Martinez            c
   Hunter              p         Gura                p

YANKEES 1ST: Rivers singled to third [Rivers to second (error by
Brett)]; White walked; Munson singled to center [Rivers to
third, White to second]; Piniella struck out; Chambliss forced
White (third unassisted) [Rivers scored, Munson scored
(unearned) (error by Brett), Chambliss to second]; Nettles made
an out to left; 2 R, 2 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Otis grounded out (pitcher to first); Sprained
right ankle on 1B bag; Brett grounded out (third to first);
McRae struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 0.

YANKEES 2ND: WOHLFORD REPLACED OTIS (PLAYING LF); COWENS CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); POQUETTE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF);
Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); Randolph grounded out
(third to first); Stanley singled to right; Rivers struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Mayberry made an out to left; Cowens popped to
second; Poquette grounded out (pitcher to second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 0.

YANKEES 3RD: White grounded out (third to first); Munson
grounded out (shortstop to first); Piniella singled to left;
Chambliss singled to center [Piniella to second]; Nettles
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees
2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: White grounded out (third to first); Patek lined to
left; Martinez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2,
Royals 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Maddox made an out to right; Randolph lined to
left; Stanley doubled to left; Rivers lined to center; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Wohlford was called out on strikes; Brett singled to
center; Brett was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop);
McRae struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 0.

YANKEES 5TH: White made an out to right; Munson popped to first;
Piniella singled to left; Chambliss struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Mayberry made an out to right; Cowens made an out to
right; Poquette made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Yankees 2, Royals 0.

YANKEES 6TH: Nettles made an out to left; Maddox singled to
left; Randolph grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Maddox out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2,
Royals 0.

ROYALS 6TH: White grounded out (shortstop to first); Patek
grounded out (third to first); Martinez was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 0.

YANKEES 7TH: Stanley popped to second; Rivers popped to first in
foul territory; White grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 7TH: Wohlford made an out to right; Brett singled to
left; McRae popped to second; Mayberry popped to third; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 0.

YANKEES 8TH: Munson lined to shortstop; Piniella made an out to
right; Chambliss tripled to right; Nettles was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 8TH: Cowens tripled to right; Poquette grounded out
(second to first) [Cowens scored]; ROJAS BATTED FOR WHITE; Rojas
popped to third in foul territory; Patek singled to left; QUIRK
BATTED FOR MARTINEZ; Patek was caught stealing second (catcher
to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 1.

YANKEES 9TH: WATHAN REPLACED QUIRK (PLAYING C ); ROJAS STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 2B); Maddox made an out to center; Randolph made
an out to center; Stanley singled to right; Rivers singled to
shortstop [Stanley to second]; White doubled to left [Stanley
scored, Rivers scored]; LITTELL REPLACED GURA (PITCHING); Munson
grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Yankees 4, Royals 1.

ROYALS 9TH: STINSON BATTED FOR WATHAN; Stinson made an out to
left; Wohlford made an out to right; Brett singled to left;
McRae lined to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 4, Royals 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Yankees          4  12   0    8
 Royals           1   5   2    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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