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Texas Rangers 8 Kansas City Royals 7

+ Boxscore: Mon, April 30,1979
1979-04-29 - 1979-05-01
  123 456 789  R H E
Texas Rangers (12-7)105 002 000 870
Kansas City Royals (11-10)102 120 001 7133
Date of Game: Mon, April 30,1979
Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
Attendance: 23,634
Time of Game: 2:45

Winning Pitcher: Jim Kern (3-0)
Losing Pitcher: Steve Busby (0-1)
Save: Sparky Lyle (3)

Home Runs: Al Cowens (3), Clint Hurdle (1)
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AL West Standings (on this date)
TeamWLPctGBLRFRADiffStrk
CAL158.652--1389147W1
MIN137.6501.598899W2
TEX127.6322.0886919W2
KCA1110.5243.01251178L2
CHA911.4504.51061006L1
OAK814.3646.574125-51W1
SEA815.3487.0102128-26L1
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    Texas Rangers Batting
    TEXPosAgeABRHBIBBSOAVGsG#cG#sHRsRBIsSB
    Billy Samplelf24.0284
    21010.28025044
    Buddy Bell3b27.2474
    01001.20810050140
    Al Olivercf32.1983
    11110.37014542160
    Oscar Gambledh29.1311
    10130.3161036271
    Richie Ziskrf30.0834
    01200.229873180
    Jim Sundbergc27.3483
    10100.1617420100
    Mike Jorgensen1b30.2573
    00002.263978220
    Bump Wills2b26.2774
    22100.186328047
    Nelson Normanss20.3423
    11100.22041030
    Jim Kernp30.046000000--181000
    Sparky Lylep34.282000000--691000
    Totals2987753.2461787354-
    Kansas City Royals Batting
    KCAPosAgeABRHBIBBSOAVGsG#cG#sHRsRBIsSB
    George Brett3b25.3504
    11010.250752174
    Hal McRaedh33.2945
    00101.25311142131
    Amos Otiscf32.0045
    22002.31413951118
    Darrell Porterc27.1044
    11010.3668372190
    Al Cowensrf27.1884
    12310.3256973212
    Pete LaCock1b27.1043
    12010.310488070
    John Wathanph29.2080
    00100.333160051
    Clint Hurdlelf21.2743
    12210.2691611110
    Frank Whiteph28.2381
    00001.3087292115
    Freddie Patekss34.2033
    01002.3281439086
    Jamie Quirkph-ss24.1901
    00000.000191000
    U.L. Washington2b25.1854
    02000.50086000
    Steve Busbyp29.213000000--10000
    Totals37713756.3032068059-
    Game Stats
    Texas Rangers Pitching
    TEXAgeDecIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPsG#cG#cGS
    Fergie Jenkins35.139-4.27663322.660.236517455
    Jim Kern30.046W 3-03.14001201.800.25819312
    Sparky Lyle34.282SV 312111103.380.19116910
    Totals9.01377562--
    Kansas City Royals Pitching
    KCAAgeDecIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPsG#cG#cGS
    Rich Gale25.101-2.14643207.670.2653635
    Steve Busby29.213L 0-16.23202101.000.562136132
    Totals9.0784530--
    Other Game Information
    IBB: Steve Busby , Rich Gale

    Pitches-Strikes-Balls: Fergie Jenkins 0-0-0, Jim Kern 0-0-0, Sparky Lyle 0-0-0, Rich Gale 0-0-0, Steve Busby 0-0-0
    Total Batters Faced: Fergie Jenkins 24, Jim Kern 13, Sparky Lyle 6, Rich Gale 14, Steve Busby 24
    Groundballs-Flyballs: Fergie Jenkins 5-8, Jim Kern 5-2, Sparky Lyle 1-2, Rich Gale 5-1, Steve Busby 10-8

    Umpires: HP: Larry Zirbel 1B: Ted Hendry 2B: Duane Shaw 3B: Harold Easley


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