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Tuesday July 12, 1977
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Amos Otis homered with a man on base in the second inning and tripled with the bases loaded in the sixth to provide the Royals' principal power in an 8-3 victory over the White Sox. Otis scored after his triple on a sacrifice fly by Darrell Porter and also walked in the fourth, stole second and crossed the plate on a single by Porter. John Mayberry also had a homer for the Royals. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 8, Chicago White Sox 3

Game Played on Tuesday, July 12, 1977 (Night game) at Comiskey Park I

Royals       0  2  0    2  0  4    0  0  0  -   8  9  2
White Sox    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  2  -   3  8  0


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Brett 3b              5   0   0   0     0   0   .280      Garr lf               4   0   1   1     1   1   .302
  Heise 3b            0   0   0   0     0   0   .190      Bannister ss          5   0   2   0     0   1   .317
McRae lf              4   0   2   0     0   0   .293      Gamble rf             3   0   0   0     1   1   .251
  Zdeb pr,lf          0   0   0   0     0   0   .338      L. Johnson dh         4   0   1   0     0   2   .289
LaCock 1b             4   1   1   0     0   2   .381      Spencer 1b            4   0   1   0     0   1   .266
Cowens rf             4   1   2   0     0   1   .297      Lemon cf              3   1   0   0     1   1   .283
Mayberry dh           3   3   1   1     1   0   .230      Soderholm 3b          4   2   1   1     0   1   .288
Otis cf               3   3   2   5     1   1   .259      Brohamer 2b           4   0   2   1     0   1   .271
Porter c              3   0   1   2     0   0   .280      Essian c              4   0   0   0     0   0   .297
Patek ss              4   0   0   0     0   1   .262      Stone p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
White 2b              4   0   0   0     0   1   .241        Kirkwood p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Leonard p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               34   8   9   8     2   6             Totals               35   3   8   3     3   9

Time of Game: 2:21   Attendance: 32,514
Left on Base: Royals 2, White Sox 8
DP: Royals 2, White Sox 0
Errors: Heise 2
Doubles: McRae (27), Spencer (9)
Triples: Otis (5)
Home Runs: Otis (9), Mayberry (14), Soderholm (9)
Stolen Bases: Otis (12)
Sacrifice Flies: Porter (5)
GIDP: L. Johnson (6), Bannister (7)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Leonard W(8-9)          9     8   3   1   3   9   1  38   3.60
Totals                  9     8   3   1   3   9   1  38

White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Stone L(9-7)            5     7   7   7   2   3   2  23   4.05
Kirkwood                4     2   1   1   0   3   0  14   4.38
Totals                  9     9   8   8   2   6   2  37

Wild Pitches: Kirkwood (3)

Umpires: HP - Nick Bremigan, 1B - Durwood Merrill, 2B - Dave Phillips, 3B - Larry McCoy


ROYALS 1ST: Brett lined to center; McRae popped to shortstop;
LaCock was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 1ST: Garr popped to third in foul territory; Bannister
was called out on strikes; Gamble grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Cowens singled to left; Mayberry forced Cowens
(second to shortstop); Otis homered [Mayberry scored]; Porter
flied out to left; Patek popped to first; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 2, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: L. Johnson struck out; Spencer doubled to right;
Lemon grounded out (shortstop to first); Soderholm struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2, White Sox 0.

ROYALS 3RD: White struck out; Brett flied out to center; McRae
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Brohamer singled to right; Essian forced Brohamer
(shortstop to second); Garr struck out; Bannister singled to
center [Essian to third]; Gamble walked [Bannister to second];
L. Johnson struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Royals 2, White
Sox 0.

ROYALS 4TH: LaCock struck out; Cowens lined to third; Mayberry
homered; Otis walked; Otis stole second; Porter singled to right
[Otis scored]; Patek popped to second; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 4, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Spencer grounded out (second to first); Lemon
grounded out (third to first); Soderholm homered; Brohamer
struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, White Sox 1.

ROYALS 5TH: White flied out to right; Brett lined to shortstop;
McRae singled [McRae out at second (second to shortstop)]; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Essian grounded out (shortstop to first); Garr
walked; Bannister forced Garr (first to shortstop); Gamble flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 4, White Sox 1.

ROYALS 6TH: LaCock singled to right; Cowens singled [LaCock to
third, Cowens to second (on throw to 3b)]; Mayberry was walked
intentionally; KIRKWOOD REPLACED STONE (PITCHING); Otis tripled
to center [LaCock scored, Cowens scored, Mayberry scored];
Porter hit a sacrifice fly to center [Otis scored]; Patek struck
out; White grounded out (shortstop to first); 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 8, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 6TH: L. Johnson singled to left; Spencer struck out;
Lemon struck out; Soderholm grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 8, White Sox 1.

ROYALS 7TH: Brett grounded out (first to pitcher); McRae doubled
to left; ZDEB RAN FOR MCRAE; Kirkwood threw a wild pitch [Zdeb
to third]; LaCock reached on a fielder's choice [Zdeb out at
home (second to catcher to third)]; Cowens struck out; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 8, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 7TH: ZDEB STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Brohamer
grounded out (second to first); Essian grounded out (third to
first); Garr grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 8, White Sox 1.

ROYALS 8TH: Mayberry flied out to center; Otis struck out;
Porter flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 8,
White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 8TH: Bannister singled to right; Gamble struck out; L.
Johnson grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Bannister out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
8, White Sox 1.

ROYALS 9TH: Patek flied out to right; White grounded out
(shortstop to first); Brett grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 8, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 9TH: HEISE REPLACED BRETT (PLAYING 3B); Spencer flied
out to center; Lemon walked; Soderholm reached on an error by
Heise [Lemon to third]; Brohamer singled to right [Lemon scored
(unearned), Soderholm to second]; Essian reached on an error by
Heise [Soderholm to third, Brohamer to second]; Garr singled to
right [Soderholm scored (unearned), Brohamer to third, Essian to
second]; Bannister grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Garr out at second]; 2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 2 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 8, White Sox 3.



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