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Wednesday June 14, 1978
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Supporting the four-hit pitching of Paul Splittorff with 10 hits, the Royals downed the Tigers, 7-1. Four runs in the third inning gave Splittorff more than enough to win. Freddie Patek opened the frame with a single and took third on a wild pitch. After Frank White walked, Tom Poquette knocked in the first run with a single, sending White to third. White scored as Hal McRae bounced into a double play. George Brett walked and Amos Otis then hit a home run to complete the scoring in the inning. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 7, Detroit Tigers 1

Game Played on Wednesday, June 14, 1978 (Night game) at Royals Stadium

Tigers       0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   1  4  2
Royals       0  0  4    0  0  1    0  2  x  -   7 10  0


Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
LeFlore cf            4   0   0   0     0   1   .265      Poquette lf           3   0   1   1     1   0   .240
Kemp lf               3   0   0   0     1   1   .298        Zdeb ph,lf          0   0   0   0     0   0   .308
Staub dh              4   0   1   0     0   0   .282      McRae dh              4   0   1   1     0   1   .272
Thompson 1b           4   0   0   0     0   0   .289      Brett 3b              3   1   2   1     1   0   .311
Rodriguez 3b          4   0   1   0     0   0   .295      Otis cf               4   1   1   2     1   0   .291
Stanley rf            3   1   1   1     0   0   .227      Porter c              3   0   1   0     2   0   .301
Parrish c             3   0   0   0     0   0   .202      LaCock 1b             4   0   1   0     0   0   .208
Trammell ss           3   0   0   0     0   0   .271      Cowens rf             4   1   1   0     0   0   .254
Whitaker 2b           3   0   1   0     0   1   .300      Patek ss              2   2   2   1     1   0   .272
Billingham p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      White 2b              1   2   0   0     2   0   .287
  Crawford p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Splittorff p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               31   1   4   1     1   3             Totals               28   7  10   6     8   1

Time of Game: 2:05   Attendance: 21,025
Left on Base: Tigers 4, Royals 10
DP: Tigers 3, Royals 0
Errors: Thompson, Whitaker
Doubles: Rodriguez (7), Patek (10)
Triples: Cowens (7)
Home Runs: Stanley (1), Otis (9)
Stolen Bases: McRae (4), Brett (4)
Sacrifice Hits: Zdeb (3)
Sacrifice Flies: Patek (1), McRae (3), Brett (2)
GIDP: LaCock (2), McRae (9), Otis (2)
Hit by Pitch: White (3,by Billingham)


Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Billingham L(5-4)       6     8   5   5   4   1   1  29   3.76
Crawford                2     2   2   2   4   0   0  12   2.92
Totals                  8    10   7   7   8   1   1  41

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Splittorff W(8-5)       9     4   1   1   1   3   1  32   2.41
Totals                  9     4   1   1   1   3   1  32

Hit by Pitch: Billingham (1)
Wild Pitches: Billingham (4), Crawford (5)

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


TIGERS 1ST: LeFlore struck out; Kemp walked; Staub singled to
left [Kemp to second]; Thompson forced Staub (second to
shortstop) [Kemp to third]; Rodriguez grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Thompson dropped a foul fly hit by Poquette for an
error; Poquette grounded out (second to first); McRae singled to
center; Brett flied out to center; McRae stole second; Otis
grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Stanley grounded out (third to first); Parrish
popped to second; Trammell flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Porter singled to center; LaCock grounded into a
double play (second to first) [Porter out at second]; Cowens
popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Tigers 0, Royals 0.

TIGERS 3RD: Whitaker struck out; LeFlore lined to right; Kemp
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Patek singled to left; Billingham threw a wild pitch
[Patek to third]; White walked; Poquette singled to left [Patek
scored, White to third]; McRae grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [White scored (no RBI), Poquette out
at second]; Brett walked; Brett stole second [Brett to third
(error by Whitaker)]; Otis homered [Brett scored]; Porter lined
to left; 4 R, 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 4.

TIGERS 4TH: Staub popped to third in foul territory; Thompson
popped to third; Rodriguez flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 4.

ROYALS 4TH: LaCock grounded out (third to first); Cowens
grounded out (third to first); Patek doubled to right; White was
hit by a pitch; Poquette grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 4.

TIGERS 5TH: Stanley homered; Parrish grounded out (second to
first); Trammell grounded out (second to first); Whitaker
grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers
1, Royals 4.

ROYALS 5TH: McRae was called out on strikes; Brett singled to
center; Otis grounded out (third to first) [Brett to second];
Porter was walked intentionally; LaCock grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 1, Royals 4.

TIGERS 6TH: LeFlore grounded out (second to first); Kemp flied
out to center; Staub grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Royals 4.

ROYALS 6TH: Cowens tripled to left; Patek hit a sacrifice fly to
center [Cowens scored]; White lined to second; Poquette walked;
McRae lined to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 1, Royals 5.

TIGERS 7TH: Thompson grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to
first); Rodriguez doubled to left; Stanley lined to pitcher;
Parrish flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 1,
Royals 5.

ROYALS 7TH: CRAWFORD REPLACED BILLINGHAM (PITCHING); Brett
singled to center; Otis grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Brett out at second]; Porter walked; LaCock
singled to left [Porter to third]; Cowens flied out to right; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 1, Royals 5.

TIGERS 8TH: Trammell flied out to left; Whitaker singled to
center; LeFlore lined to center [Whitaker to second]; Kemp was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 1, Royals 5.

ROYALS 8TH: Patek walked; Crawford threw a wild pitch [Patek to
second]; White walked; ZDEB BATTED FOR POQUETTE; Zdeb reached on
a fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt [Patek to third, White to
second]; McRae hit a sacrifice fly to center [Patek scored,
White to third, Zdeb to second]; Brett hit a sacrifice fly to
center [White scored]; Otis was walked intentionally; Porter
grounded out (first to second to pitcher); 2 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Tigers 1, Royals 7.

TIGERS 9TH: ZDEB STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Staub grounded out
(first unassisted); Thompson grounded out (second to first);
Rodriguez grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Tigers 1, Royals 7.



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