Cleveland Indians vs Kansas City Royals
May 20, 1977 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on May 20, 1977 at Royals Stadium. The Kansas City Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Cleveland Indians 0, Kansas City Royals 4

Cleveland Indians ab r h rbi
Manning cf 4 0 1 0
Kuiper 2b 4 0 1 0
Norris rf 4 0 1 0
Dade dh 4 0 3 0
Grubb lf 4 0 1 0
Bell 3b 3 0 0 0
Kendall c 4 0 1 0
Bochte 1b 4 0 0 0
Duffy ss 2 0 0 0
Blanks ph,ss 1 0 0 0
Eckersley p 0 0 0 0
Monge p 0 0 0 0
Kern p 0 0 0 0
Totals 34 0 8 0
Kansas City Royals ab r h rbi
Poquette rf 4 0 1 0
Zdeb ph,rf 1 0 1 1
McRae lf 4 0 1 0
Mayberry 1b 3 0 0 0
Cowens cf 4 1 2 0
Porter c 4 1 1 1
LaCock dh 3 1 1 0
Rojas 3b 4 0 4 0
Heise pr,3b 0 1 0 0
Patek ss 4 0 1 2
White 2b 4 0 0 0
Splittorff p 0 0 0 0
Totals 35 4 12 4
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Kansas City 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 x 4 12 0
Cleveland Indians IP H R ER BB SO
Eckersley L (3-3) 6.1 10 3 3 2 0
Monge 1.1 1 1 1 0 1
Kern 0.1 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 8.0 12 4 4 2 1
Kansas City Royals IP H R ER BB SO
Splittorff W (2-4) 9.0 8 0 0 1 1
Totals 9.0 8 0 0 1 1

E –None. DP –Kansas City 1. 2B –Cleveland Kuiper (2,off Splittorff); Grubb (3,off Splittorff), Kansas City McRae (11,off Eckersley). 3B –Kansas City Cowens (3,off Eckersley); Rojas (1,off Monge). SH –McRae (1,off Eckersley). IBB –Mayberry (3,by Eckersley). SB –Dade (1,2nd base off Splittorff/Porter); Zdeb (1,2nd base off Kern/Kendall). IBB –Eckersley (7,Mayberry). U-HP –Art Frantz, 1B –Nick Bremigan, 2B –Al Clark, 3B –Jerry Neudecker. T –2:18. A –17,532.

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