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Friday August 5, 1977
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A cycle feat by John Mayberry highlighted the Royals' 17-hit attack in a 12-2 victory over the White Sox. Mayberry singled in the second inning, homered in the third, tripled in the fifth and doubled in the eighth. Amos Otis, Darrell Porter and George Brett also homered for the Royals. The game was marred by a fistfight between White Sox reliever Bart Johnson and Royals' catcher Porter at the beginning of the seventh inning. Both players were ejected. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 12, Chicago White Sox 2

Game Played on Friday, August 5, 1977 (Night game) at Royals Stadium

White Sox    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   2  6  2
Royals       0  5  3    0  0  0    3  1  x  -  12 17  0


White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Garr lf               4   0   2   1     0   0   .307      Brett 3b              5   2   2   2     0   0   .307
Orta 2b               3   1   1   1     1   1   .288      McRae lf              4   0   2   2     0   1   .293
Zisk rf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .304        Zdeb lf             0   0   0   0     0   0   .294
Gamble dh             4   0   0   0     0   0   .263      LaCock 1b             5   0   1   1     0   0   .329
Spencer 1b            4   0   0   0     0   1   .251      Cowens rf             5   1   1   0     0   0   .309
Lemon cf              3   0   0   0     1   1   .285      Mayberry dh           5   2   4   2     0   0   .245
Brohamer 3b           3   1   2   0     1   0   .277      Otis cf               5   3   2   2     0   0   .268
Essian c              3   0   0   0     0   0   .283      Porter c              3   1   2   1     0   0   .273
  Nordhagen c         1   0   0   0     0   0   .321        Martinez c          0   0   0   0     1   0   .233
Nordbrook ss          2   0   0   0     1   0   .214      Patek ss              5   2   2   1     0   1   .270
Knapp p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Heise 2b              4   1   1   0     0   0   .286
  B. Johnson p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Leonard p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Kirkwood p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               31   2   6   2     4   3             Totals               41  12  17  11     1   2

Time of Game: 2:37   Attendance: 38,079
Left on Base: White Sox 6, Royals 8
DP: White Sox 0, Royals 1
Errors: Orta, Nordbrook
Doubles: Brohamer (7), McRae (34), Mayberry (17)
Triples: Mayberry (1)
Home Runs: Orta (11), Otis (13), Porter (10), Mayberry (17), Brett (11)
Stolen Bases: Patek (34)
Sacrifice Hits: Martinez (2)
Sacrifice Flies: McRae (4)
GIDP: Zisk (12)


White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Knapp L(9-6)            1.2   6   5   5   0   0   2  11   4.88
B. Johnson              4.1   8   3   3   0   0   1  21   3.88
Kirkwood                2     3   4   1   1   2   1  12   6.00
Totals                  8    17  12   9   1   2   4  44

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Leonard W(11-9)         9     6   2   2   4   3   1  35   3.28
Totals                  9     6   2   2   4   3   1  35

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


WHITE SOX 1ST: Garr flied out to left; Orta popped to third;
Zisk lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Brett flied out to right; McRae popped to first in
foul territory; LaCock flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
White Sox 0, Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Gamble flied out to center; Spencer popped to
third; Lemon was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
White Sox 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Cowens grounded out (shortstop to first); Mayberry
singled to left; Otis homered [Mayberry scored]; Porter homered;
Patek singled to center; Patek stole second; Heise flied out to
left; Brett singled to right [Patek to third]; McRae singled to
right [Patek scored, Brett to third]; B. JOHNSON REPLACED KNAPP
(PITCHING); LaCock singled to left [Brett scored, McRae to
second]; Cowens forced McRae (third unassisted); 5 R, 7 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 5.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Brohamer doubled to right; Essian grounded out
(shortstop to first); Nordbrook grounded out (first unassisted)
[Brohamer to third]; Garr singled to left [Brohamer scored];
Orta struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 5.

ROYALS 3RD: Mayberry homered; Otis singled to left; Porter
singled to right [Otis to third]; Patek singled to center [Otis
scored, Porter to second]; Heise singled to left [Porter to
third, Patek to second]; Brett forced Porter (first to catcher)
[Patek to third, Heise to second]; McRae hit a sacrifice fly to
right [Patek scored, Heise to third]; LaCock lined to left; 3 R,
5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 8.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Zisk singled to center; Gamble popped to third;
Spencer forced Zisk (second to shortstop); Lemon walked [Spencer
to second]; Brohamer singled [Spencer out at home (center to
catcher), Lemon to second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 1,
Royals 8.

ROYALS 4TH: Cowens grounded out (second to first); Mayberry
tripled to right; Otis reached on a fielder's choice [Mayberry
out at home (pitcher to first to third), Otis to second]; Porter
grounded out (second to pitcher); Darrell Porter
intentionally ran through pitcher Bart Johnson who covered the
bag on the putout; the two had words but nothing happened beyond
that; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 8.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Essian grounded out (third to first); Nordbrook
walked; Garr singled to right [Nordbrook to second]; Orta walked
[Nordbrook to third, Garr to second]; Zisk grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Orta out at second]; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 8.

ROYALS 5TH: Patek flied out to right; Heise grounded out
(shortstop to first); Brett flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 8.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Gamble grounded out (shortstop to first); Spencer
grounded out (third to first); Lemon grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 8.

ROYALS 6TH: McRae doubled to left; LaCock grounded out (second
to first) [McRae to third]; Cowens grounded out (third to
first); Mayberry grounded out (second to first); Darrell
Porter and Bart Johnson clash again; both are ejected by HP
umpire Dave Phillips; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 1,
Royals 8.

WHITE SOX 7TH: MARTINEZ REPLACED PORTER (PLAYING C ); Brohamer
walked; Essian flied out to center; Nordbrook grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Brohamer to second]; Garr grounded out
(catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 8.

ROYALS 7TH: KIRKWOOD REPLACED B. JOHNSON (PITCHING); Otis
reached on an error by Nordbrook; Martinez out on a sacrifice
bunt (first unassisted) [Otis to second]; Patek grounded out
(first unassisted) [Otis to third]; Heise reached on an error by
Orta [Otis scored (unearned) (no RBI)]; Brett homered (unearned)
[Heise scored (unearned)]; McRae struck out; 3 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2
E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 11.

WHITE SOX 8TH: ZDEB REPLACED MCRAE (PLAYING LF); Orta homered;
Zisk popped to second; Gamble popped to third in foul territory;
Spencer struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 2, Royals
11.

ROYALS 8TH: NORDHAGEN REPLACED ESSIAN (PLAYING C ); LaCock
grounded out (pitcher to second to first); Cowens singled;
Mayberry doubled to right [Cowens scored]; Otis flied out to
center; Martinez walked; Patek struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 White Sox 2, Royals 12.

WHITE SOX 9TH: Lemon grounded out (pitcher to first); Brohamer
flied out to right; Nordhagen grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 2, Royals 12.



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