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Oakland Athletics 4, Kansas City Royals 1

Oakland Athletics 4, Kansas City Royals 1

Day

Division Series Game Played on Friday, October 9, 1981 (N) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

KC  A    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1 10  3
OAK A    1  0  1    2  0  0    0  0  x  -   4  7  0
BATTING
Kansas City Royals    AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wilson lf              4   0   2   0       0   0       3   0
White 2b               4   1   2   0       0   1       1   0
Brett 3b               4   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
Aikens 1b              4   0   2   0       0   1       8   1
Otis cf                4   0   0   1       0   1       3   0
McRae dh               4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Hurdle rf              4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Wathan c               4   0   1   0       0   1       6   1
Washington ss          3   0   0   0       0   0       2   4
Gura p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Martin p             0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                35   1  10   1       0   6      24   9
FIELDING - 
E: White (1), Wathan (1), Washington (1).
BATTING - 
2B: McRae (1,off Langford).
Team LOB: 7.
Oakland Athletics     AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Henderson lf           2   3   2   0       2   0       4   0
Murphy cf              4   0   2   1       0   1       1   0
Johnson dh             4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Armas rf               3   0   1   1       1   0       1   0
Klutts 3b              4   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Moore 1b               4   0   0   0       0   1       6   1
Heath c                4   0   0   0       0   0       6   1
McKay 2b               3   1   1   1       1   1       2   2
Stanley ss             2   0   0   0       1   0       5   3
Langford p             0   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
  Underwood p          0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Beard p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                30   4   7   3       5   5      27  10
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
BATTING - 
2B: Murphy (1,off Gura).
HR: McKay (1,4th inning off Gura 0 on, 1 out).
Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Henderson (2,2nd base off Gura/Wathan).
CS: Henderson (1,2nd base by Gura/Wathan); Murphy (1,Home by Gura/Wathan).
PITCHING
Kansas City Royals    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Gura L(0-1)            3.2   7   4   3   3   3   1
Martin                 4.1   0   0   0   2   2   0
Totals                 8     7   4   3   5   5   1
Oakland Athletics     IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Langford W(1-0)        7.1  10   1   1   0   3   0
Underwood              0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0
Beard SV(1)            1.1   0   0   0   0   2   0
Totals                 9    10   1   1   0   6   0

Umpires: Steve Palermo, Don Denkinger, Jim Evans, Jim McKean, Joe Brinkman, George Maloney
Time of Game: 2:59   Attendance: 40002
Starting Lineups:

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

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

ATHLETICS 1ST: Henderson walked; Henderson stole second; Murphy
made an out to left; Johnson struck out; Armas singled to second
[Henderson scored]; Klutts made an out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 1.

ROYALS 2ND: Aikens lined to left; Otis struck out; McRae
doubled; Hurdle was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Royals 0, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Moore made an out to center; Heath grounded out
(third to first); McKay walked; Stanley forced McKay (shortstop
to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Wathan grounded out (pitcher to first); Washington
grounded out (shortstop to first); Wilson made an out to right;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Henderson singled to left; Henderson was caught
stealing second [Henderson to second (error by Washington;
assist by Wathan)]; Wathan dropped a foul fly hit by Murphy;
Murphy singled to second [Henderson scored (unearned) (error by
White)]; Johnson singled to left [Murphy to third]; Armas walked
[Johnson to second]; Klutts struck out; Moore struck out; Murphy
was caught stealing home (catcher unassisted); 1 R, 3 H, 3 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 2.

ROYALS 4TH: White singled to left; Brett popped to shortstop in
foul territory; Aikens singled to right [White to third]; Otis
forced Aikens (shortstop to second) [White scored]; McRae
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals
1, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Heath made an out to center; McKay homered;
Stanley made an out to left; Henderson singled; Murphy doubled
to right [Henderson scored, Murphy to third (on throw to home)];
MARTIN REPLACED GURA (PITCHING); Johnson grounded out (shortstop
to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 4.

ROYALS 5TH: Hurdle singled to right; Wathan singled to right
[Hurdle to second]; Hurdle was picked off second (catcher to
shortstop); Washington popped to shortstop; Wilson singled to
right [Wathan to second]; White singled to center [Wathan to
third, Wilson to second]; Brett popped to first; 0 R, 4 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 4.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Armas grounded out (shortstop to first); Klutts
made an out to center; Moore grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 4.

ROYALS 6TH: Aikens singled to second; Otis grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Aikens out at second];
McRae grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Royals 1, Athletics 4.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Heath popped to shortstop; McKay struck out;
Stanley walked; Henderson walked [Stanley to second]; Murphy was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1,
Athletics 4.

ROYALS 7TH: Hurdle popped to shortstop; Wathan made an out to
left; Washington made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Royals 1, Athletics 4.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Johnson popped to first; Armas popped to first in
foul territory; Klutts grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 4.

ROYALS 8TH: Wilson singled to right; White forced Wilson
(pitcher to shortstop); Brett singled to center [White to
second]; UNDERWOOD REPLACED LANGFORD (PITCHING); Aikens struck
out; BEARD REPLACED UNDERWOOD (PITCHING); Otis made an out to
center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 4.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Moore grounded out (shortstop to first); Heath
popped to shortstop; McKay grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 4.

ROYALS 9TH: McRae struck out; Hurdle made an out to left; Wathan
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Royals           1  10   3    7
 Athletics        4   7   0    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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