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Kansas City Royals 3, New York Yankees 2

Kansas City Royals 3, New York Yankees 2

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League Championship Series Game Played on Thursday, October 9, 1980 (N) at Royals Stadium

NY  A    0  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   2  8  0
KC  A    0  0  3    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   3  6  0
BATTING
New York Yankees      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Randolph 2b            4   0   2   1       0   1       1   1
Murcer dh              4   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Watson 1b              4   0   1   0       0   0       6   2
Jackson rf             4   0   2   0       0   1       2   0
Gamble lf              4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Cerone c               4   0   2   0       0   0       4   1
Nettles 3b             4   1   1   1       0   1       0   1
Dent ss                3   0   0   0       0   1       3   2
Brown cf               2   1   0   0       1   1       5   0
May p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
Totals                33   2   8   2       1   8      24   9
BATTING - 
2B: Randolph (2,off Leonard); Watson (2,off Leonard).
HR: Nettles (1,5th inning off Leonard 0 on, 1 out).
Team LOB: 5.
Kansas City Royals    AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wilson lf              3   1   1   2       1   0       2   1
Washington ss          3   0   1   1       1   1       3   1
Brett 3b               4   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
McRae dh               3   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
Otis cf                4   0   1   0       0   2       3   0
Wathan rf              3   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
  Hurdle rf            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Aikens 1b              3   0   0   0       0   0       7   0
Porter c               3   1   1   0       0   0       8   1
White 2b               3   1   2   0       0   0       1   2
Leonard p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Quisenberry p        0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                29   3   6   3       3   4      27   8
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
BATTING - 
2B: Washington (1,off May).
3B: Wilson (1,off May).
Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Otis (2,2nd base off May/Cerone).
CS: McRae (2,2nd base by May/Cerone).
PITCHING
New York Yankees      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
May L(0-1)             8     6   3   3   3   4   0
Kansas City Royals    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Leonard W(1-0)         8     7   2   2   1   8   1
Quisenberry SV(1)      1     1   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                 9     8   2   2   1   8   1

Umpires: Joe Brinkman, Larry McCoy, Bill Haller, Ken Kaiser, Steve Palermo, George Maloney
Time of Game: 2:51   Attendance: 42633
Starting Lineups:

   New York Yankees              Kansas City Royals       
1. Randolph            2b        Wilson              lf
2. Murcer              dh        Washington          ss
3. Watson              1b        Brett               3b
4. Jackson             rf        McRae               dh
5. Gamble              lf        Otis                cf
6. Cerone              c         Wathan              rf
7. Nettles             3b        Aikens              1b
8. Dent                ss        Porter              c
9. Brown               cf        White               2b
   May                 p         Leonard             p

YANKEES 1ST: Randolph made an out to right; ALCS game 2;
Murcer lined to first; Watson grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Wilson lined to left; Washington struck out; Brett
made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0,
Royals 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Jackson singled to center; Gamble made an out to
center; Cerone singled to left [Jackson to second]; Nettles made
an out to center; Dent struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: McRae walked; Otis struck out; Wathan popped to
first in foul territory; McRae was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals
0.

YANKEES 3RD: Brown made an out to shortstop; Randolph struck
out; Murcer grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Aikens grounded out (first to pitcher); Porter
singled to right; White singled to right [Porter to second];
Wilson tripled to right [Porter scored, White scored];
Washington doubled to center [Wilson scored]; Brett made an out
to center; McRae lined to center; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees
0, Royals 3.

YANKEES 4TH: Watson made an out to right; Jackson struck out;
Gamble struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 3.

ROYALS 4TH: Otis struck out; Wathan grounded out (third to
first); Aikens grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 3.

YANKEES 5TH: Cerone made an out to center; Nettles hit an inside
the park homer to right; Dent grounded out (third to first);
Brown walked; Randolph doubled to right [Brown scored]; Murcer
struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 3.

ROYALS 5TH: Porter made an out to right; White grounded out
(pitcher to first); Wilson walked; Washington walked [Wilson to
second]; Brett grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 3.

YANKEES 6TH: Watson grounded out (third to first); Jackson made
an out to left; Gamble made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 3.

ROYALS 6TH: McRae struck out; Otis singled to left; Wathan made
an out to right; Otis stole second; Aikens made an out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 3.

YANKEES 7TH: HURDLE REPLACED WATHAN (PLAYING RF); Cerone lined
to left; Nettles struck out; Dent lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 3.

ROYALS 7TH: Porter grounded out (second to first); White singled
to left; Wilson forced White (pitcher to shortstop); Washington
forced Wilson (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Yankees 2, Royals 3.

YANKEES 8TH: Brown struck out; Randolph singled to right; Murcer
struck out; Watson doubled to left [Randolph out at home (left
to third to catcher)]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals
3.

ROYALS 8TH: Brett made an out to center; McRae made an out to
center; Otis grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 3.

YANKEES 9TH: Jackson singled to left; QUISENBERRY REPLACED
LEONARD (PITCHING); Gamble made an out to second; Cerone singled
to left [Jackson to second]; Nettles grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Cerone out at second]; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Yankees          2   8   0    5
 Royals           3   6   0    5

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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