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New York Yankees 5, Kansas City Royals 3

New York Yankees 5, Kansas City Royals 3

Day

League Championship Series Game Played on Sunday, October 9, 1977 (N) at Royals Stadium

NY  A    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  1  3  -   5 10  0
KC  A    2  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   3 10  1
BATTING
New York Yankees      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rivers cf              5   2   2   1       0   1       2   0
Randolph 2b            3   1   1   1       1   0       3   2
Munson c               5   0   1   1       0   1       7   1
Piniella lf            5   0   2   0       0   0       3   1
Johnson dh             2   0   1   0       1   0       0   0
  Jackson ph,dh        2   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Nettles 3b             4   0   0   0       0   1       0   4
Chambliss 1b           4   0   0   0       0   0       8   1
Blair rf               4   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Dent ss                3   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
  White ph             0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Stanley ss           0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Guidry p               0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Torrez p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lyle p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                37   5  10   4       3   3      27  12
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
BATTING - 
2B: Piniella (3,off Splittorff); Johnson (2,off Splittorff).
SF: Randolph (1,off Littell).
Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Rivers (1,2nd base off Splittorff/Porter).
Kansas City Royals    AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Patek ss               5   0   0   0       0   0       1   6
McRae lf               4   2   3   0       0   0       0   0
Brett 3b               3   1   1   1       1   0       1   3
Cowens rf              4   0   2   2       0   0       5   0
Otis cf                3   0   1   0       1   1       1   0
Wathan 1b              2   0   0   0       0   2      11   0
  LaCock ph,1b         1   0   0   0       1   1       4   0
Rojas dh               4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Porter c               4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
White 2b               4   0   1   0       0   1       1   6
Splittorff p           0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Bird p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mingori p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Leonard p            0   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                34   3  10   3       3   6      27  16
FIELDING - 
E: Brett (2).
BATTING - 
2B: McRae (3,off Guidry).
3B: Brett (2,off Guidry).
Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Rojas (1,2nd base off Torrez/Munson); Otis (2,2nd base off Torrez/Munson).
CS: Brett (1,2nd base by Torrez/Munson).
PITCHING
New York Yankees      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Guidry                 2.1   6   3   3   0   1   0
Torrez                 5.1   3   0   0   3   4   0
Lyle W(2-0)            1.1   1   0   0   0   1   0
Totals                 9    10   3   3   3   6   0
Kansas City Royals    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Splittorff             7     6   2   2   2   2   0
Bird                   0.1   2   0   0   0   1   0
Mingori                0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0
Leonard L(1-1)         0     1   2   2   1   0   0
Gura                   0     1   1   0   0   0   0
Littell                1     0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                 9    10   5   4   3   3   0

Umpires: Nick Bremigan, Bill Deegan, Jerry Neudecker, Marty Springstead, Jim McKean, Russ Goetz
Time of Game: 3:04   Attendance: 41133
Starting Lineups:

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

YANKEES 1ST: Rivers struck out; Randolph grounded out (shortstop
to first); Munson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Patek grounded out (shortstop to first); McRae
singled to first; Brett tripled to center [McRae scored]; Cowens
grounded out (third to first) [Brett scored]; Otis singled to
pitcher; Wathan struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0,
Royals 2.

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

ROYALS 2ND: Rojas made an out to left; Porter singled to second;
White lined to left; Patek popped to catcher in foul territory;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 2.

YANKEES 3RD: Blair grounded out (third to first); Dent made an
out to right; Rivers singled to center; Rivers stole second;
Randolph walked; Munson singled to right [Rivers scored,
Randolph to second]; Piniella grounded out (third to first); 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 2.

ROYALS 3RD: McRae doubled to left; Brett grounded out (first to
pitcher) [McRae to third]; Cowens singled to left [McRae
scored]; TORREZ REPLACED GUIDRY (PITCHING); Otis struck out;
Wathan struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 3.

YANKEES 4TH: Johnson doubled to right; Nettles popped to third
in foul territory; Chambliss grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Johnson to third]; Blair popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 3.

ROYALS 4TH: Rojas singled to center; Porter lined to center;
White struck out; Rojas stole second; Patek grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 3.

YANKEES 5TH: Dent singled to center; Rivers grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Dent to second]; Randolph grounded out
(shortstop to first); Munson grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 3.

ROYALS 5TH: McRae lined to second; Brett walked; Brett was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); Cowens singled to
pitcher; Otis grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 3.

YANKEES 6TH: Piniella made an out to right; Johnson walked;
Nettles struck out; Chambliss grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 3.

ROYALS 6TH: LACOCK BATTED FOR WATHAN; LaCock struck out; Rojas
grounded out (shortstop to first); Porter made an out to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 3.

YANKEES 7TH: LACOCK STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Blair grounded
out (third to first); Dent made an out to right; Rivers grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals
3.

ROYALS 7TH: White grounded out (third to first); Patek made an
out to right; McRae singled to left [McRae out at second (left
to shortstop)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 3.

YANKEES 8TH: Randolph singled to center; BIRD REPLACED
SPLITTORFF (PITCHING); Munson struck out; Piniella singled to
right [Randolph to third]; JACKSON BATTED FOR JOHNSON; Jackson
singled to center [Randolph scored, Piniella to second]; MINGORI
REPLACED BIRD (PITCHING); Nettles lined to right; Chambliss
forced Jackson (second to shortstop); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Yankees 2, Royals 3.

ROYALS 8TH: JACKSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING DH); Brett grounded
out (shortstop to first); Cowens lined to center; Otis walked;
Otis stole second; LaCock walked; LYLE REPLACED TORREZ
(PITCHING); Rojas struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 2,
Royals 3.

YANKEES 9TH: LEONARD REPLACED MINGORI (PITCHING); Blair singled
to center; WHITE BATTED FOR DENT; White walked [Blair to
second]; GURA REPLACED LEONARD (PITCHING); Rivers singled to
right [Blair scored, White to third]; LITTELL REPLACED GURA
(PITCHING); Randolph lined out on a sacrifice fly to center
[White scored, Rivers to second]; Munson grounded out (shortstop
to first) [Rivers to third]; Piniella reached on an error by
Brett [Rivers scored (unearned), Piniella to second]; Jackson
grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees
5, Royals 3.

ROYALS 9TH: STANLEY REPLACED WHITE (PLAYING SS); Porter popped
to shortstop; White singled to center; Patek grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [White out at second]; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 5, Royals 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Yankees          5  10   0    9
 Royals           3  10   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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