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Wednesday July 11, 1979
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Completing the three-game series sweep, the Indians built an 8-0 early lead and then hung on to edge the slumping Royals, 9-8. Six of the Indians' first seven runs, all off Paul Splittorff, were unearned.

After Bobby Bonds crashed a three-run homer off reliever Marty Pattin in the sixth inning to make it 8-0, the Royals came back with six runs, all after a two-out error by Tom Veryzer in the seventh, two scoring on a double by George Brett and two on a homer by Amos Otis. Cliff Johnson then homered in the Indians' half for what proved to be the deciding run. [The Sporting News]


Cleveland Indians 9, Kansas City Royals 8

Game Played on Wednesday, July 11, 1979 (Night game) at Cleveland Stadium

Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    6  2  0  -   8 10  3
Indians      1  0  3    0  0  4    1  0  x  -   9 10  1


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Indians              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Wilson lf             5   1   1   0     0   1   .312      Norris cf             5   2   2   0     0   0   .248
Brett 3b              5   1   2   2     0   0   .325      Pruitt lf             4   1   2   1     0   0   .278
Otis cf               5   1   1   2     0   0   .307        Hargrove ph,lf      1   0   0   0     0   0   .208
Porter c              5   0   0   0     0   1   .304      Bonds rf              4   3   1   3     1   0   .293
LaCock dh             4   1   1   0     1   0   .278      Thornton 1b           3   0   0   0     1   1   .234
Cowens rf             4   1   2   0     0   0   .316      Johnson dh            4   2   3   3     0   0   .294
Scott 1b              2   1   0   0     2   0   .250      Alexander c           3   0   0   0     1   0   .210
White 2b              3   0   1   0     0   0   .272      Cox 3b                4   0   1   2     0   0   .229
  Washington pr,2b    1   1   0   0     0   1   .258      Kuiper 2b             4   1   1   0     0   0   .250
Patek ss              3   1   1   1     0   2   .234      Veryzer ss            4   0   0   0     0   1   .219
  Quirk ph,ss         1   0   1   2     0   0   .333      Paxton p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Splittorff p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Monge p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Pattin p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Cruz p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Quisenberry p       0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Hrabosky p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               38   8  10   7     3   5             Totals               36   9  10   9     3   2

Time of Game: 2:51   Attendance: 11,587
Left on Base: Royals 6, Indians 6
DP: Royals 0, Indians 0
Errors: Brett, White, Splittorff, Veryzer
Doubles: Cowens 2 (10), LaCock (18), White (15), Brett 2 (24)
Home Runs: Otis (10), Bonds (15), Johnson (4)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Splittorff L(9-8)       5.2   7   7   1   3   1   0  29   4.04
Pattin                  1.1   2   2   2   0   1   2   6   4.74
Quisenberry             0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2   0.00
Hrabosky                0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   4.50
Totals                  8    10   9   2*  3   2   2  39

Indians                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Paxton W(6-4)           6.2   5   4   0   2   3   0  28   5.45
Monge                   0.2   3   3   3   0   0   1   5   2.31
Cruz SV(7)              1.2   2   1   1   1   2   0   8   4.04
Totals                  9    10   8   2*  3   5   1  41

Wild Pitches: Cruz (1)

Umpires: HP - Bill Haller, 1B - Ron Luciano, 2B - Rocky Roe, 3B - Russ Goetz


ROYALS 1ST: Wilson flied out to center; Brett lined to first;
Otis flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Indians 0.

INDIANS 1ST: Norris grounded out (third to first); Pruitt flied
out to left; Bonds walked; Thornton walked [Bonds to second];
Johnson singled to left [Bonds scored, Thornton to third];
Alexander grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 0, Indians 1.

ROYALS 2ND: Porter lined to right; LaCock grounded out (third to
first); Cowens doubled; Scott walked; White grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, Indians 1.

INDIANS 2ND: Cox flied out to right; Kuiper flied to left in
foul territory; Veryzer struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Indians 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Patek struck out; Wilson lined to center; Brett
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Indians 1.

INDIANS 3RD: Norris singled to center; Pruitt singled to right
[Norris to second]; On a bunt Bonds reached on an error by
Splittorff [Norris to third, Pruitt to second]; Thornton lined
to third; Johnson singled to left [Norris scored (unearned),
Pruitt out at home (left to catcher), Bonds to third (on throw
to home), Johnson to second (on throw to home)]; Alexander
walked; Cox singled to center [Bonds scored (unearned), Johnson
scored (unearned), Alexander to second]; Kuiper flied out to
left; 3 R (0 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, Indians 4.

ROYALS 4TH: Otis grounded out (shortstop to first); Porter was
called out on strikes; LaCock doubled to right; Cowens grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0,
Indians 4.

INDIANS 4TH: Veryzer lined to shortstop; Norris grounded out
(second to first); Pruitt reached on an error by Brett; Bonds
popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Indians 4.

ROYALS 5TH: Scott grounded out (third to first); White doubled
to left; Patek struck out; Wilson grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Indians 4.

INDIANS 5TH: Thornton popped to second; Johnson lined to left;
Alexander grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Indians 4.

ROYALS 6TH: Brett lined to right; Otis grounded out (second to
first); Porter grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, Indians 4.

INDIANS 6TH: Cox grounded out (pitcher to first); Kuiper singled
to center; Veryzer grounded out (second to first) [Kuiper to
second]; Norris reached on an error by White [Kuiper to third];
Pruitt singled to right [Kuiper scored (unearned), Norris to
second]; PATTIN REPLACED SPLITTORFF (PITCHING); Bonds homered
(unearned, but earned for the pitcher) [Norris scored
(unearned), Pruitt scored (unearned)]; Thornton struck out; 4 R
(1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Indians 8.

ROYALS 7TH: LaCock walked; Cowens grounded out (third to first)
[LaCock to second]; Scott flied out to center [LaCock to third];
White reached on an error by Veryzer [LaCock scored (unearned)
(no RBI), White to second]; WASHINGTON RAN FOR WHITE; Patek
singled to right [Washington scored (unearned)]; Wilson singled
to left [Patek to second]; MONGE REPLACED PAXTON (PITCHING);
Brett doubled to center [Patek scored (unearned), Wilson scored
(unearned)]; Otis homered (unearned, but earned for the pitcher)
[Brett scored (unearned, but earned for the pitcher)]; Porter
flied out to right; 6 R (2 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 6,
Indians 8.

INDIANS 7TH: WASHINGTON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Johnson
homered; Alexander popped to first in foul territory; Cox flied
out to right; Kuiper flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 6, Indians 9.

ROYALS 8TH: LaCock grounded out (third to first); Cowens doubled
to center; CRUZ REPLACED MONGE (PITCHING); Scott walked; Cruz
threw a wild pitch [Cowens to third, Scott to second];
Washington struck out; QUIRK BATTED FOR PATEK; Quirk singled to
center [Cowens scored, Scott scored]; Wilson struck out; 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 8, Indians 9.

INDIANS 8TH: QUIRK STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); QUISENBERRY
REPLACED PATTIN (PITCHING); Veryzer grounded out (shortstop to
first); Norris singled to right; HRABOSKY REPLACED QUISENBERRY
(PITCHING); HARGROVE BATTED FOR PRUITT; Hargrove flied to left
in foul territory; Bonds grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 8, Indians 9.

ROYALS 9TH: HARGROVE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Brett doubled
to left; Otis grounded out (shortstop to first); Porter grounded
out (first to pitcher) [Brett to third]; LaCock grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 8, Indians 9.



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