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Kansas City Royals 4, New York Yankees 2

Kansas City Royals 4, New York Yankees 2

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League Championship Series Game Played on Friday, October 10, 1980 (N) at Yankee Stadium

KC  A    0  0  0    0  1  0    3  0  0  -   4 12  1
NY  A    0  0  0    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   2  8  0
BATTING
Kansas City Royals    AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wilson lf              5   1   2   0       0   1       2   0
Washington ss          4   1   2   0       0   0       1   3
Brett 3b               4   1   1   3       0   0       1   2
McRae dh               4   0   2   0       0   0       0   0
Otis cf                4   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
Aikens 1b              4   0   3   0       0   0       8   1
Porter c               3   0   0   0       1   0       4   0
Hurdle rf              2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Wathan ph,rf         2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
White 2b               4   1   1   1       0   1       6   5
Splittorff p           0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Quisenberry p        0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                36   4  12   4       1   4      27  12
FIELDING - 
DP: 2.
E: White (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Wilson (2,off John).
HR: White (1,5th inning off John 0 on, 1 out); Brett (2,7th inning off Gossage
2 on, 2 out).
Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: McRae (3,2nd base by Gossage/Cerone); Otis (1,2nd base by Underwood/Cerone).
New York Yankees      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Randolph 2b            4   0   1   0       1   1       1   3
Dent ss                4   0   0   0       0   0       3   7
Watson 1b              4   0   3   0       0   0      11   1
Jackson rf             3   1   1   0       1   2       2   0
Soderholm dh           2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gamble ph,dh         1   1   1   0       1   0       0   0
Cerone c               4   0   1   1       0   1       4   2
Piniella lf            2   0   0   0       1   0       4   0
  Spencer ph           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lefebvre lf          0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Rodriguez 3b           2   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Nettles ph,3b        2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Brown cf               4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
John p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gossage p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Underwood p          0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                33   2   8   1       4   4      27  15
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
BATTING - 
2B: Watson (3,off Splittorff); Jackson (1,off Splittorff).
3B: Watson (1,off Quisenberry).
Team LOB: 8.
PITCHING
Kansas City Royals    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Splittorff             5.1   5   1   1   2   3   0
Quisenberry W(1-0)     3.2   3   1   0   2   1   0
Totals                 9     8   2   1   4   4   0
New York Yankees      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
John                   6.2   8   2   2   1   3   1
Gossage L(0-1)         0.1   3   2   2   0   0   1
Underwood              2     1   0   0   0   1   0
Totals                 9    12   4   4   1   4   2
WP: John (1).
BK: Splittorff (1).
Umpires: Larry McCoy, Bill Haller, Ken Kaiser, George Maloney, Joe Brinkman, Steve Palermo
Time of Game: 2:59   Attendance: 56588
Starting Lineups:

   Kansas City Royals            New York Yankees         
1. Wilson              lf        Randolph            2b
2. Washington          ss        Dent                ss
3. Brett               3b        Watson              1b
4. McRae               dh        Jackson             rf
5. Otis                cf        Soderholm           dh
6. Aikens              1b        Cerone              c
7. Porter              c         Piniella            lf
8. Hurdle              rf        Rodriguez           3b
9. White               2b        Brown               cf
   Splittorff          p         John                p

ROYALS 1ST: Wilson grounded out (shortstop to first); ALCS
game 3; Washington singled to right; Brett forced Washington
(second to shortstop); McRae lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Randolph grounded out (shortstop to first); Dent
grounded out (second to first); Watson doubled to right; Jackson
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Otis grounded out (shortstop to first); Aikens
singled to left; Porter walked [Aikens to second]; Hurdle
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Porter out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees
0.

YANKEES 2ND: Soderholm made an out to second; Cerone struck out;
Piniella walked; Rodriguez singled to pitcher [Piniella to
second]; Brown forced Rodriguez (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 0.

ROYALS 3RD: White lined to third; Wilson grounded out (shortstop
to first); Washington grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Randolph singled to center; Dent grounded into a
double play (pitcher to second to first) [Randolph out at
second]; Watson singled to center; Splittorff balked [Watson to
second]; Jackson struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0,
Yankees 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Brett made an out to left; McRae singled to center;
Otis lined to right; Aikens singled to right [McRae to
second]; Rain delay with 2-0 count on Aikens-32 minutes;
Porter made an out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0,
Yankees 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Soderholm made an out to right; Cerone lined to
center; Piniella grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Hurdle was called out on strikes; White homered;
Wilson singled to right; Washington grounded out (catcher to
first) [Wilson to second]; Brett grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 5TH: Rodriguez made an out to second; Brown made an out
to left; Randolph walked; Dent made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 0.

ROYALS 6TH: McRae grounded out (shortstop to first); Otis was
called out on strikes; Aikens singled; John threw a wild pitch
[Aikens to second]; Porter made an out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 6TH: Watson lined to second; Jackson doubled to left;
QUISENBERRY REPLACED SPLITTORFF (PITCHING); GAMBLE BATTED FOR
SODERHOLM; Gamble singled to second [Jackson scored (error by
White), Gamble to third]; Cerone singled to left [Gamble scored
(unearned)]; Piniella grounded out (second to first) [Cerone to
second]; NETTLES BATTED FOR RODRIGUEZ; Nettles grounded out
(first to pitcher); 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 2.

ROYALS 7TH: GAMBLE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING DH); NETTLES STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); WATHAN BATTED FOR HURDLE; Wathan grounded
out (shortstop to first); White struck out; Wilson doubled to
right; GOSSAGE REPLACED JOHN (PITCHING); Washington singled to
second [Wilson to third]; Brett homered [Wilson scored,
Washington scored]; McRae singled to third; McRae was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Royals 4, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 7TH: WATHAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Brown popped to
third in foul territory; Randolph grounded out (third to first);
Dent grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Royals 4, Yankees 2.

ROYALS 8TH: UNDERWOOD REPLACED GOSSAGE (PITCHING); Otis singled
to center; Aikens made an out to left; Otis was picked off and
caught stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop); Porter
made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Yankees
2.

YANKEES 8TH: Watson tripled to left; Jackson walked; Gamble
walked [Jackson to second]; Cerone lined into a double play
(shortstop to second) [Jackson out at second]; SPENCER BATTED
FOR PINIELLA; Spencer grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 4, Yankees 2.

ROYALS 9TH: LEFEBVRE REPLACED SPENCER (PLAYING LF); Wathan
grounded out (first unassisted); White grounded out (third to
first); Wilson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4,
Yankees 2.

YANKEES 9TH: Nettles made an out to center; Brown made an out to
left; Randolph was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Royals 4, Yankees 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Royals           4  12   1    6
 Yankees          2   8   0    8

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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