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Friday April 16, 1976
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John Mayberry, who reportedly will earn $1,000,000 with the Royals over the next five-year period, batted in his first three runs of the season to help defeat the Indians, 5-3. Mayberry accounted for his first RBI with a single in the first inning and then drove in two runs with a single in the eighth after the Royals had loaded the bases on a single by Cookie Rojas, walk to Amos Otis and single by George Brett. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 5, Cleveland Indians 3

Game Played on Friday, April 16, 1976 (Night game) at Royals Stadium

Indians      0  0  0    0  0  0    1  1  1  -   3  7  1
Royals       1  0  0    0  1  0    0  3  x  -   5  8  0


Indians              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Manning cf            4   0   1   0     0   1   .353      Wohlford lf           3   0   0   0     0   0   .182
Kuiper 2b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .125      Otis cf               3   1   0   0     1   1   .267
Bell 3b               3   2   2   0     1   0   .500      Brett 3b              4   2   3   0     0   1   .350
Powell 1b             4   0   1   0     0   0   .231      Mayberry 1b           4   0   2   3     0   0   .250
Hendrick lf           3   0   0   1     0   1   .188      McRae dh              4   0   0   1     0   1   .300
Carty dh              2   0   2   1     2   0   .357      Cowens rf             3   0   0   0     0   0   .150
  Howard pr,dh        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Martinez c            3   1   1   1     0   0   .333
Spikes rf             4   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Patek ss              3   0   1   0     0   0   .375
Ashby c               4   1   1   1     0   0   .300      White 2b              1   0   0   0     0   0   .167
Duffy ss              2   0   0   0     0   0   .250        Rojas ph,2b         1   1   1   0     0   0   .333
  Lowenstein ph       0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Bird p                0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Blanks ph,ss        1   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Mingori p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Peterson p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Pattin p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Thomas p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Hood p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               31   3   7   3     3   3             Totals               29   5   8   5     1   3

Time of Game: 2:21   Attendance: 12,219
Left on Base: Indians 5, Royals 3
DP: Indians 1, Royals 2
Errors: Bell
Doubles: Carty (2), Brett (1)
Home Runs: Ashby (1), Martinez (1)
Caught Stealing: Brett (1), McRae (1)
Sacrifice Hits: White (2), Wohlford (2)
Sacrifice Flies: Hendrick (1)
GIDP: Powell (1), Kuiper (1)


Indians                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Peterson L(0-1)         7.1   6   3   3   0   3   1  28   3.68
Thomas                  0     0   1   1   1   0   0   1   0.00
Hood                    0.2   2   1   1   0   0   0   3   5.40
Totals                  8     8   5   5   1   3   1  32

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bird                    7     5   2   2   2   1   1  26   2.92
Mingori W(1-0)          1     2   1   1   0   1   0   5   9.00
Pattin SV(2)            1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4   4.15
Totals                  9     7   3   3   3   3   1  35

Umpires: HP - Bill Deegan, 1B - Terry Cooney, 2B - Jerry Neudecker, 3B - Art Frantz


INDIANS 1ST: Manning grounded out (second to first); Kuiper
grounded out (shortstop to first); Bell grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Wohlford grounded out (second to first); Otis was
called out on strikes; Brett doubled to center; Mayberry singled
to left [Brett scored]; McRae popped to first in foul territory;
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 0, Royals 1.

INDIANS 2ND: Powell grounded out (shortstop to first); Hendrick
struck out; Carty walked; Spikes forced Carty (shortstop
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 0, Royals 1.

ROYALS 2ND: Cowens grounded out (shortstop to first); Martinez
popped to catcher in foul territory; Patek grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 0, Royals 1.

INDIANS 3RD: Ashby grounded out (second to first); Duffy flied
out to left; Manning made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Indians 0, Royals 1.

ROYALS 3RD: White grounded out (first unassisted); Wohlford
grounded out (third to first); Otis reached on an error by Bell;
Brett struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 0, Royals 1.

INDIANS 4TH: Kuiper flied out to center; Bell walked; Powell
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Bell
out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 0, Royals 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Mayberry flied out to right; McRae flied out to
right; Cowens grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Indians 0, Royals 1.

INDIANS 5TH: Hendrick grounded out (shortstop to first); Carty
singled to left; Spikes forced Carty (third to second); Ashby
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians
0, Royals 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Martinez homered; On a bunt Patek singled to first;
White out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Patek to
second]; Wohlford flied out to left; Otis grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 0, Royals 2.

INDIANS 6TH: Duffy grounded out (pitcher to first); Manning
singled to right; Kuiper grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Manning out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Indians 0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Brett singled to left; Mayberry flied out to right;
McRae struck out while Brett was caught stealing second (catcher
to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 0, Royals 2.

INDIANS 7TH: Bell singled to right; Powell made an out to third;
Hendrick grounded out (third to first) [Bell to second]; Carty
doubled to left [Bell scored]; Spikes grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 1, Royals 2.

ROYALS 7TH: Cowens popped to catcher in foul territory; Martinez
made an out to second; Patek flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Indians 1, Royals 2.

INDIANS 8TH: Ashby homered; LOWENSTEIN BATTED FOR DUFFY; MINGORI
REPLACED BIRD (PITCHING); BLANKS BATTED FOR LOWENSTEIN; Blanks
flied out to left; Manning was called out on strikes; Kuiper
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians
2, Royals 2.

ROYALS 8TH: BLANKS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); ROJAS BATTED FOR
WHITE; Rojas singled to left; Wohlford out on a sacrifice bunt
(first unassisted) [Rojas to second]; THOMAS REPLACED PETERSON
(PITCHING); Otis walked; HOOD REPLACED THOMAS (PITCHING); Brett
singled to center [Rojas to third, Otis to second]; Mayberry
singled to center [Rojas scored, Otis scored, Brett to third];
McRae forced Mayberry (third to second) [Brett scored]; McRae
was caught stealing second (catcher to second); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Indians 2, Royals 5.

INDIANS 9TH: ROJAS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Bell singled to
right; Powell singled to right [Bell to third]; PATTIN REPLACED
MINGORI (PITCHING); Hendrick hit a sacrifice fly to center [Bell
scored]; Carty walked [Powell to second]; HOWARD RAN FOR CARTY;
Spikes struck out; Ashby lined to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Indians 3, Royals 5.



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