New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals
October 9, 1980 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on October 9, 1980 at Royals 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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New York Yankees 2, Kansas City Royals 3

New York Yankees ab r h rbi
Randolph 2b 4 0 2 1
Murcer dh 4 0 0 0
Watson 1b 4 0 1 0
Jackson rf 4 0 2 0
Gamble lf 4 0 0 0
Cerone c 4 0 2 0
Nettles 3b 4 1 1 1
Dent ss 3 0 0 0
Brown cf 2 1 0 0
May p 0 0 0 0
Totals 33 2 8 2
Kansas City Royals ab r h rbi
Wilson lf 3 1 1 2
Washington ss 3 0 1 1
Brett 3b 4 0 0 0
McRae dh 3 0 0 0
Otis cf 4 0 1 0
Wathan rf 3 0 0 0
Hurdle rf 0 0 0 0
Aikens 1b 3 0 0 0
Porter c 3 1 1 0
White 2b 3 1 2 0
Leonard p 0 0 0 0
Quisenberry p 0 0 0 0
Totals 29 3 6 3
New York 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
Kansas City 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 x 3 6 0
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
May L (0-1) 8.0 6 3 3 3 4
Totals 8.0 6 3 3 3 4
Kansas City Royals IP H R ER BB SO
Leonard W (1-0) 8.0 7 2 2 1 8
Quisenberry SV (1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 9.0 8 2 2 1 8

E –None. DP –Kansas City 1. 2B –New York Randolph (2,off Leonard); Watson (2,off Leonard), Kansas City Washington (1,off May). 3B –Kansas City Wilson (1,off May). HR –New York Nettles (1,5th inning off Leonard 0 on, 1 out). SB –Otis (2,2nd base off May/Cerone). CS –McRae (2,2nd base by May/Cerone). U –Joe Brinkman, Larry McCoy, Bill Haller, Ken Kaiser, Steve Palermo, George Maloney. T –2:51. A –42,633.

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