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January 15, 2013

April 24, 1984 - Monarchy Trumps Democracy

Game #210 - Kansas City Royals, 12 @ New York Yankees, 1

I feel like more than one time in this Statis Pro season when I have a blowout, the losing team scores the first run, and then proceeds to be decimated.  That was the case in this game.  In the bottom of the first Ken Griffey had singled off Charlie Liebrandt, and then Dave Winfield doubled, moving Griffey to third.  Don Mattingly was up next, and his single scored Griffey but Pat Sheridan threw out Winfield at home to help Liebrandt escape the inning.

Frank White hit a sac fly in the fourth to tie the game, and the Royals put up two more runs each in the fifth and sixth.  New York starter Joe Cowley was done after that.  Kansas City scored six more runs in the ninth to exploit the mop-up men in the Yankees' bullpen.  KC managed to claw their way closer to .500 on the season while the Yankees' loss drops them to a tie for first with Detroit.

Winning Pitcher - Charlie Liebrandt
Losing Pitcher - Joe Cowley
Player of the Game - Dane Iorg, 2-4, 2 2B's, 4RBI's, R, BB
Hall of Famers in the Game - George Brett, Dave Winfield

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