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Monday June 12, 1978
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A leadoff homer by Al Oliver in the eighth inning lifted the Rangers to a 6-5 victory over the Royals, handing K. C. its eighth defeat in the last 10 games. Bobby Bonds triggered the Rangers to a 5-1 lead with a sacrifice fly and two-run homer, but the Royals tied the game with four runs in the seventh, the tying tally coming across on an RBI single by George Brett. [The Sporting News]


Texas Rangers 6, Kansas City Royals 5

Game Played on Monday, June 12, 1978 (Night game) at Royals Stadium

Rangers      1  0  2    0  0  0    2  1  0  -   6  8  0
Royals       0  1  0    0  0  0    4  0  0  -   5  9  0


Rangers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Harrah 3b             5   0   1   1     0   1   .207      Poquette lf           4   0   1   1     0   0   .223
Wills 2b              5   1   1   0     0   0   .223        Patek pr,ss         1   1   1   0     0   0   .263
Bonds rf              4   1   1   3     0   0   .249      McRae dh              4   0   0   0     1   0   .276
Oliver lf             4   1   2   1     0   0   .290      Brett 3b              3   0   1   1     1   0   .306
Zisk dh               3   0   0   0     1   2   .288      Otis cf               4   0   0   0     0   0   .292
Hargrove 1b           4   0   1   0     0   0   .269      Porter c              4   1   2   0     0   1   .295
  Jorgensen pr,1b     0   0   0   0     0   0   .200      Hurdle rf             2   2   1   1     1   0   .240
Sundberg c            4   0   0   0     0   0   .319        Cowens ph,rf        0   0   0   0     1   0   .254
Beniquez cf           2   0   0   0     0   0   .265      LaCock 1b             3   0   1   1     0   0   .200
  Thompson pr,cf      0   1   0   0     1   0   .267        Wathan ph,1b        1   0   0   0     0   0   .296
Campaneris ss         3   2   2   1     1   0   .183      Washington ss         2   0   0   0     0   1   .259
Jenkins p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Braun ph,lf         1   0   0   0     0   0   .205
  Comer p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Zdeb ph,lf          1   0   0   0     0   0   .308
  Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      White 2b              4   1   2   1     0   0   .277
                                                          Bird p                0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Mingori p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Pattin p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               34   6   8   6     3   3             Totals               34   5   9   5     4   2

Time of Game: 2:18   Attendance: 38,146
Left on Base: Rangers 6, Royals 6
DP: Rangers 2, Royals 0
Doubles: Hargrove (13), Porter 2 (9), White (10), Poquette (6)
Triples: Wills (1), Campaneris (1), LaCock (1)
Home Runs: Bonds (7), Oliver (8)
Stolen Bases: Harrah (15), White (7)
Sacrifice Flies: Bonds (3)
GIDP: McRae (8)
Hit by Pitch: Beniquez (1,by Bird)


Rangers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Jenkins                 6.2   6   5   5   2   2   0  28   3.09
Comer W(3-1)            0.1   2   0   0   1   0   0   4   1.15
Lindblad SV(2)          2     1   0   0   1   0   0   6   2.13
Totals                  9     9   5   5   4   2   0  38

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bird                    7     7   5   5   1   3   1  30   5.40
Mingori L(1-1)          0.1   1   1   1   1   0   1   3   2.66
Pattin                  1.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   6   3.24
Totals                  9     8   6   6   3   3   2  39

Hit by Pitch: Bird (1)
Wild Pitches: Lindblad (2)

Umpires: HP - Steve Palermo, 1B - Don Denkinger, 2B - Dave Phillips, 3B - Larry McCoy


RANGERS 1ST: Harrah struck out; Wills tripled; Bonds hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Wills scored]; Oliver grounded out
(second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Poquette flied out to left; McRae lined to pitcher;
Brett flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 1,
Royals 0.

RANGERS 2ND: Zisk was called out on strikes; Hargrove doubled to
right; Sundberg popped to third; Beniquez grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Otis flied out to left; Porter struck out; Hurdle
walked; LaCock tripled to center [Hurdle scored]; Washington
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers
1, Royals 1.

RANGERS 3RD: Campaneris singled to left; Harrah grounded out
(third to first) [Campaneris to second]; Wills flied out to
left; Bonds homered [Campaneris scored]; Oliver flied out to
center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 3RD: White singled to center; Poquette flied out to left;
McRae flied out to center; White stole second; Brett walked;
Otis forced White (third unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Rangers 3, Royals 1.

RANGERS 4TH: Zisk struck out; Hargrove grounded out (second to
first); Sundberg grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Rangers 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Porter flied out to left; Hurdle flied out to right;
LaCock popped to shortstop in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Rangers 3, Royals 1.

RANGERS 5TH: Beniquez popped to second; Campaneris walked;
Harrah flied out to center; Wills flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Washington struck out; White lined to third;
Poquette grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Rangers 3, Royals 1.

RANGERS 6TH: Bonds flied out to right; Oliver singled to second;
Zisk flied out to center; Hargrove flied out to center; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 6TH: McRae flied out to center; Brett grounded out
(second to first); Otis grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 3, Royals 1.

RANGERS 7TH: Sundberg flied out to left; Beniquez was hit by a
pitch; THOMPSON RAN FOR BENIQUEZ; Campaneris tripled to center
[Thompson scored]; On a bunt Harrah singled to pitcher
[Campaneris scored]; Harrah stole second; Wills grounded out
(second to pitcher) [Harrah to third]; Bonds grounded out (third
to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 5, Royals 1.

ROYALS 7TH: THOMPSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Porter
doubled; Hurdle singled to center [Porter scored, Hurdle to
second (on throw to home)]; LaCock flied out to left; BRAUN
BATTED FOR WASHINGTON; Braun grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Hurdle to third]; White doubled to left [Hurdle scored];
Poquette doubled to right [White scored]; COMER REPLACED JENKINS
(PITCHING); PATEK RAN FOR POQUETTE; McRae walked; Brett singled
to right [Patek scored, McRae to third]; Otis grounded out
(third to first); 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 5, Royals 5.

RANGERS 8TH: PATEK STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); BRAUN STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING LF); MINGORI REPLACED BIRD (PITCHING); Oliver
homered; Zisk walked; Hargrove forced Zisk (first to shortstop);
PATTIN REPLACED MINGORI (PITCHING); JORGENSEN RAN FOR HARGROVE;
Sundberg grounded out (third to first) [Jorgensen to second];
Thompson was walked intentionally; Campaneris popped to first in
foul territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 6, Royals 5.

ROYALS 8TH: JORGENSEN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Porter
doubled to center; LINDBLAD REPLACED COMER (PITCHING); COWENS
BATTED FOR HURDLE; Lindblad threw a wild pitch [Porter to
third]; Cowens walked; WATHAN BATTED FOR LACOCK; Wathan reached
on a fielder's choice that turned into a double play [Porter out
at home (third unassisted), Wathan out at first (third to
first), Cowens to second]; ZDEB BATTED FOR BRAUN; Zdeb grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 6,
Royals 5.

RANGERS 9TH: COWENS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); WATHAN STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); ZDEB STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Harrah
popped to third; Wills grounded out (second to pitcher); Bonds
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 6, Royals 5.

ROYALS 9TH: White flied out to right; Patek singled to left;
McRae grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Patek out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 6, Royals
5.



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