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Saturday July 17, 1976
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Although leading majors in batting, George Brett does not consider himself to be a slugger, but the time was appropriate in the ninth inning and the Royals' All-Star third baseman smashed a homer to beat the Red Sox, 2-1. A single by Amos Otis and double by John Mayberry gave the Royals their initial run in the fourth before the Red Sox tied the score in the sixth on two walks and a single by Rick Burleson. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 2, Boston Red Sox 1

Game Played on Saturday, July 17, 1976 (Day game) at Royals Stadium

Red Sox      0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  7  1
Royals       0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  1  -   2  7  2


Red Sox              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Burleson ss           4   0   1   1     1   1   .241      D. Nelson 2b          4   0   0   0     0   0   .239
Lynn cf               5   0   1   0     0   0   .311      Otis cf               4   1   2   0     0   0   .283
Fisk c                5   0   0   0     0   0   .252      Brett 3b              4   1   1   1     0   0   .365
Yastrzemski 1b        4   0   1   0     1   1   .264      Mayberry 1b           3   0   1   1     0   0   .259
Rice lf               5   0   3   0     0   1   .249      Quirk dh              3   0   1   0     0   0   .260
Darwin dh             4   0   1   0     0   2   .234      Cowens rf             3   0   0   0     0   0   .265
Evans rf              3   0   0   0     0   1   .253      Poquette lf           3   0   0   0     0   0   .333
  Cooper ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .294      Martinez c            3   0   1   0     0   0   .270
  Heise 3b            0   0   0   0     0   0   .292        Wathan pr,c         0   0   0   0     0   0   .316
Petrocelli 3b         1   1   0   0     2   0   .218      White ss              3   0   1   0     0   1   .210
  Miller ph,rf        1   0   0   0     0   0   .279      Hassler p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Griffin 2b            2   0   0   0     2   0   .204        Littell p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Tiant p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               35   1   7   1     6   7             Totals               30   2   7   2     0   1

Time of Game: 2:39   Attendance: 24,411
Left on Base: Red Sox 13, Royals 4
DP: Red Sox 0, Royals 0
Errors: Tiant, D. Nelson, Hassler
Doubles: Rice (11), Mayberry (12)
Home Runs: Brett (5)
Stolen Bases: Rice (4), White (13)
Caught Stealing: Burleson (2), Wathan (2)


Red Sox                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Tiant L(10-7)           8     7   2   2   0   1   1  30   2.88
Totals                  8     7   2   2   0   1   1  30

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hassler                 5     4   0   0   3   2   0  23   3.98
Littell W(6-3)          4     3   1   1   3   5   0  18   2.56
Totals                  9     7   1   1   6   7   0  41

Umpires: HP - Al Clark, 1B - Larry McCoy, 2B - Bill Haller, 3B - Ron Luciano


RED SOX 1ST: Burleson walked; Burleson was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Lynn grounded out (first to
pitcher); Fisk popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox
0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: D. Nelson grounded out (second to first); Otis flied
out to center; Brett popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Red Sox 0, Royals 0.

RED SOX 2ND: Yastrzemski grounded out (second to first); Rice
doubled to left; Darwin singled to shortstop [Rice stayed at
second]; Evans forced Darwin (shortstop to second) [Rice to
third]; Petrocelli grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Mayberry grounded out (shortstop to first); Quirk
popped to third in foul territory; Cowens lined to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Royals 0.

RED SOX 3RD: Griffin reached on an error by Hassler (assist by
Mayberry); Burleson lined to center; Lynn singled to center
[Griffin to second]; Fisk popped to right; Yastrzemski lined to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Poquette grounded out (first unassisted); Martinez
flied out to center; White grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Royals 0.

RED SOX 4TH: Rice singled to right; On a bunt Darwin reached on
an error by D. Nelson [Rice to second]; Evans forced Rice (third
unassisted) [Darwin to second]; Petrocelli walked [Darwin to
third, Evans to second]; Griffin forced Darwin (third to
catcher) [Evans to third, Petrocelli to second]; Burleson struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: D. Nelson lined to third; Otis singled to right;
Otis was picked off first but was safe on an error by Tiant
[Otis to second]; Brett grounded out (third to first) [Otis to
third]; Mayberry doubled to left [Otis scored]; Quirk popped to
third in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 0,
Royals 1.

RED SOX 5TH: Lynn grounded out (pitcher to first); Fisk flied
out to center; Yastrzemski walked; Rice struck out; Andy
Hassler injured left leg on last pitch of 5th; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Royals 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Cowens popped to shortstop; Poquette grounded out
(shortstop to first); Martinez grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Royals 1.

RED SOX 6TH: LITTELL REPLACED HASSLER (PITCHING); Darwin was
called out on strikes; Evans struck out; Petrocelli walked;
Griffin walked [Petrocelli to second]; Burleson singled to
center [Petrocelli scored, Griffin to third]; Lynn popped to
shortstop; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 6TH: White struck out; D. Nelson grounded out (shortstop
to first); Otis singled to third; Brett flied out to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

RED SOX 7TH: Fisk grounded out (third to first); Yastrzemski
struck out; Rice singled; Rice stole second; Darwin struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 7TH: Mayberry popped to third in foul territory; Quirk
singled to left; Cowens popped to second; Poquette flied out to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

RED SOX 8TH: COOPER BATTED FOR EVANS; Cooper struck out; MILLER
BATTED FOR PETROCELLI; Miller grounded out (second to first);
Griffin walked; Burleson flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 8TH: HEISE REPLACED COOPER (PLAYING 3B); MILLER STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING RF); Martinez singled to center; WATHAN RAN FOR
MARTINEZ; Wathan was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); White singled to right; White stole second; D.
Nelson grounded out (shortstop to first) [White to third]; Otis
flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

RED SOX 9TH: WATHAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Lynn flied out
to left; Fisk grounded out (second to first); Yastrzemski
singled; Rice grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 9TH: Brett homered; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 1,
Royals 2.



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