Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees
October 13, 1976 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on October 13, 1976 at Yankee Stadium. The Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Yankees and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Kansas City Royals 7, New York Yankees 4

Kansas City Royals ab r h rbi
Cowens cf 5 0 0 0
Poquette lf,rf 4 0 0 0
Brett 3b 4 0 0 0
Mayberry 1b 3 1 0 0
McRae rf 3 2 2 0
Wohlford ph,lf 1 0 0 0
Quirk dh 3 1 1 2
Rojas 2b 3 1 2 1
White pr,2b 0 1 0 0
Patek ss 4 1 3 3
Martinez c 3 0 1 1
Gura p 0 0 0 0
Bird p 0 0 0 0
Mingori p 0 0 0 0
Totals 33 7 9 7
New York Yankees ab r h rbi
Rivers cf 4 0 1 0
White lf 4 0 1 0
Munson c 4 0 2 0
Piniella dh 4 0 0 0
Chambliss 1b 4 1 1 0
Nettles 3b 4 2 2 3
Maddox rf 1 0 0 0
Gamble ph,rf 2 1 1 0
Velez ph 1 0 0 0
Randolph 2b 4 0 1 1
Stanley ss 2 0 1 0
Hendricks ph 1 0 1 0
Guidry pr 0 0 0 0
Mason ss 0 0 0 0
Alomar ph 1 0 0 0
Hunter p 0 0 0 0
Tidrow p 0 0 0 0
Jackson p 0 0 0 0
Totals 36 4 11 4
Kansas City 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 7 9 1
New York 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 11 0
Kansas City Royals IP H R ER BB SO
Gura 2.0 6 2 2 0 0
Bird W (1-0) 4.2 4 1 1 0 1
Mingori SV (1) 2.1 1 1 1 0 0
Totals 9.0 11 4 4 0 1
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Hunter L (1-1) 3.0 5 5 5 1 0
Tidrow 3.2 2 1 1 2 0
Jackson 2.1 2 1 1 1 2
Totals 9.0 9 7 7 4 2

E –Bird (1). DP –Kansas City 1. 2B –Kansas City Patek 2 (2,off Hunter,off Jackson); McRae (1,off Hunter), New York White (3,off Gura); Gamble (1,off Bird). 3B –Kansas City Quirk (1,off Hunter); McRae (1,off Tidrow). HR –New York Nettles 2 (2,2nd inning off Gura 1 on, 0 out,9th inning off Mingori 0 on, 0 out). SF –Rojas (1,off Tidrow); Quirk (1,off Tidrow). CS –Patek (3,2nd base by Tidrow/Munson); Munson (1,2nd base by Bird/Martinez). U –Bill Haller, Art Frantz, Larry McCoy, Joe Brinkman, George Maloney, Larry Barnett. T –2:50. A –56,355.

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