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Kansas City Royals 7, New York Yankees 4

Kansas City Royals 7, New York Yankees 4

Day

League Championship Series Game Played on Wednesday, October 13, 1976 (D) at Yankee Stadium

KC  A    0  3  0    2  0  1    0  1  0  -   7  9  1
NY  A    0  2  0    0  0  0    1  0  1  -   4 11  0
BATTING
Kansas City Royals    AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cowens cf              5   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Poquette lf,rf         4   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Brett 3b               4   0   0   0       1   1       1   2
Mayberry 1b            3   1   0   0       1   0       9   0
McRae rf               3   2   2   0       0   0       2   0
  Wohlford ph,lf       1   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Quirk dh               3   1   1   2       0   1       0   0
Rojas 2b               3   1   2   1       0   0       2   3
  White pr,2b          0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Patek ss               4   1   3   3       0   0       2   4
Martinez c             3   0   1   1       1   0       1   1
Gura p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bird p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Mingori p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                33   7   9   7       4   2      27  11
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
E: Bird (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Patek 2 (2,off Hunter,off Jackson); McRae (1,off Hunter).
3B: Quirk (1,off Hunter); McRae (1,off Tidrow).
SF: Rojas (1,off Tidrow); Quirk (1,off Tidrow).
Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: Patek (3,2nd base by Tidrow/Munson).
New York Yankees      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rivers cf              4   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
White lf               4   0   1   0       0   0       7   0
Munson c               4   0   2   0       0   0       2   1
Piniella dh            4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Chambliss 1b           4   1   1   0       0   0       9   0
Nettles 3b             4   2   2   3       0   1       0   2
Maddox rf              1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Gamble ph,rf         2   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Velez ph             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Randolph 2b            4   0   1   1       0   0       1   1
Stanley ss             2   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
  Hendricks ph         1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Guidry pr            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mason ss             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Alomar ph            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hunter p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Tidrow p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Jackson p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                36   4  11   4       0   1      27   9
BATTING - 
2B: White (3,off Gura); Gamble (1,off Bird).
HR: Nettles 2 (2,2nd inning off Gura 1 on, 0 out,9th inning off Mingori 0 on,
0 out).
Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: Munson (1,2nd base by Bird/Martinez).
PITCHING
Kansas City Royals    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Gura                   2     6   2   2   0   0   1
Bird W(1-0)            4.2   4   1   1   0   1   0
Mingori SV(1)          2.1   1   1   1   0   0   1
Totals                 9    11   4   4   0   1   2
New York Yankees      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Hunter L(1-1)          3     5   5   5   1   0   0
Tidrow                 3.2   2   1   1   2   0   0
Jackson                2.1   2   1   1   1   2   0
Totals                 9     9   7   7   4   2   0

Umpires: Bill Haller, Art Frantz, Larry McCoy, Joe Brinkman, George Maloney, Larry Barnett
Time of Game: 2:50   Attendance: 56355
Starting Lineups:

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

ROYALS 1ST: Cowens made an out to center; Poquette made an out
to left; Brett grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Rivers popped to third in foul territory; White
doubled to left; Munson lined to center; Piniella grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Mayberry walked; McRae made an out to right; Quirk
made an out to center; Rojas singled to center [Mayberry to
second]; Patek doubled to right [Mayberry scored, Rojas scored];
Martinez singled to center [Patek scored]; Cowens made an out to
left; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 3, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Chambliss singled to left; Nettles homered
[Chambliss scored]; Maddox grounded out (third to first);
Randolph singled to left; Stanley singled to center [Randolph to
second]; Rivers forced Stanley (shortstop to second) [Randolph
to third]; White forced Rivers (second unassisted); 2 R, 4 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Royals 3, Yankees 2.

ROYALS 3RD: Poquette lined to center; Brett grounded out (second
to first); Mayberry made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Royals 3, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 3RD: Munson singled to left; BIRD REPLACED GURA
(PITCHING); Piniella made an out to right; Munson was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Chambliss grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3, Yankees 2.

ROYALS 4TH: McRae doubled to center; Quirk tripled [McRae
scored]; TIDROW REPLACED HUNTER (PITCHING); Rojas hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Quirk scored]; Patek made an out to
left; Martinez made an out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Royals 5, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 4TH: Nettles struck out; GAMBLE BATTED FOR MADDOX;
Gamble grounded out (second to first); Randolph grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Yankees 2.

ROYALS 5TH: GAMBLE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Cowens grounded
out (shortstop to first); Poquette grounded out (first
unassisted); Brett made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Royals 5, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 5TH: Stanley grounded out (second to first); Rivers made
an out to left; White made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 5, Yankees 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Mayberry made an out to left; McRae tripled; Quirk
hit a sacrifice fly to right [McRae scored]; Rojas made an out
to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 6, Yankees 2.

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

ROYALS 7TH: Patek singled; Patek was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Martinez walked; Cowens forced Martinez
(third to second); JACKSON REPLACED TIDROW (PITCHING); Poquette
walked (walk was charged to Tidrow) [Cowens to second]; Brett
walked [Cowens to third, Poquette to second]; Mayberry grounded
out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Royals 6, Yankees
2.

YANKEES 7TH: Nettles made an out to right; Gamble doubled;
Gamble was picked off second but was safe on an error by Bird
[Gamble to third]; Randolph grounded out (pitcher to first)
[Gamble scored]; HENDRICKS BATTED FOR STANLEY; Hendricks singled
to center; GUIDRY RAN FOR HENDRICKS; Rivers singled to right
[Guidry to third]; MINGORI REPLACED BIRD (PITCHING); White made
an out to center; 1 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 6, Yankees 3.

ROYALS 8TH: MASON REPLACED GUIDRY (PLAYING SS); WOHLFORD BATTED
FOR MCRAE; Wohlford grounded out (third to first); Quirk struck
out; Rojas singled; WHITE RAN FOR ROJAS; Patek doubled to right
[White scored]; Martinez popped to first; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Royals 7, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 8TH: WHITE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); WOHLFORD STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING LF); POQUETTE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF);
Munson made an out to right; Piniella made an out to left;
Chambliss made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
7, Yankees 3.

ROYALS 9TH: Cowens grounded out (shortstop to first); Poquette
grounded out (shortstop to first); Brett was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 7, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 9TH: Nettles homered; VELEZ BATTED FOR GAMBLE; Velez
made an out to left; Randolph grounded out (shortstop to first);
ALOMAR BATTED FOR MASON; Alomar made an out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 7, Yankees 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Royals           7   9   1    5
 Yankees          4  11   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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