1978 Kansas City Royals

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92-70 Lost ALCS
Record Outcome

1978 Kansas City Royals

What was the record of the 1978 Kansas City Royals?

The Kansas City Royals finished the regular season with a 92-70 record. They went 56-25 at home and 36-45 on the road. Including the postseason, the Kansas City Royals went 93-73. Their final game was a loss in the AL Championship Series to the New York Yankees.

What division did the 1978 Kansas City Royals play in?

The 1978 Kansas City Royals played in the West Division of the American League.

What was the division record of the 1978 Kansas City Royals?

During the regular season, the 1978 Kansas City Royals went 49-41 against their AL West opponents.

Who won the AL West in 1978?

The Royals won the AL West in the 1978 season with a 92-70 record. The Angels finished 5 games back with a 87-75 record. The Rangers finished 5 games back with a 87-75 record. The Twins finished 19 games back with a 73-89 record. The White Sox finished 20.5 games back with a 71-90 record. The Athletics finished 23 games back with a 69-93 record. The Mariners finished 35 games back with a 56-104 record.

What was the 1978 Kansas City Royals record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Run Differential
Seattle Mariners 12-3 80% +38
Oakland Athletics 10-5 66.7% +25
Texas Rangers 7-8 46.7% +4
Chicago White Sox 7-8 46.7% -3
Minnesota Twins 7-8 46.7% -3
California Angels 6-9 40% -9

What was the 1978 Kansas City Royals record by month?

Among qualifying months, the 1978 Kansas City Royals had their best month in April, when they went 14-5 and had a 73.7% win percentage. Their worst month was June, when they went 13-17 and had a 43.3% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Run Differential
April 14-5 73.7% +25
May 11-14 44% -12
June 13-17 43.3% +6
July 20-8 71.4% +51
August 13-16 44.8% -2
September 20-10 66.7% +40
October 1-0 100% +1

Did the 1978 Kansas City Royals make the Postseason?

Yes, the Kansas City Royals made the Postseason in 1978. They lost their only series against the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series.

What was the run differential for the 1978 Kansas City Royals?

The Kansas City Royals finished the regular season with a run differential of +109. Based on their run differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Royals could have been expected to have about 92.7 wins, or a 93-69 record in the regular season.

How did the 1978 Kansas City Royals perform in one-run games?

In one-run games, or games that went into extra innings, the 1978 Kansas City Royals went 26-29.

How did the 1978 Kansas City Royals perform in extra inning games?

During the regular season, the 1978 Kansas City Royals went 7-5 in extra inning games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1978 Kansas City Royals?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1978 Kansas City Royals was a 10 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1978 Kansas City Royals?

The longest losing streak that the Kansas City Royals had during the 1978 regular season was 5 games, which occured 2 separate times.

1978 Kansas City Royals Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Sat, Apr 8, 1978 @ Cleveland Indians Loss 5 - 8
Sun, Apr 9, 1978 @ Cleveland Indians Win 5 - 4
Mon, Apr 10, 1978 vs Baltimore Orioles Win 4 - 2
Wed, Apr 12, 1978 vs Baltimore Orioles Win 5 - 2
Fri, Apr 14, 1978 vs Cleveland Indians Win 3 - 1
Sat, Apr 15, 1978 vs Cleveland Indians Win 6 - 5
Sun, Apr 16, 1978 vs Cleveland Indians Win 2 - 1
Mon, Apr 17, 1978 @ Toronto Blue Jays Win 3 - 1
Tue, Apr 18, 1978 @ Toronto Blue Jays Win 5 - 0
Fri, Apr 21, 1978 @ Baltimore Orioles Loss 1 - 2
Sat, Apr 22, 1978 @ Baltimore Orioles Win 5 - 3
Sun, Apr 23, 1978 @ Baltimore Orioles Win 6 - 5
Mon, Apr 24, 1978 @ Texas Rangers Win 8 - 6
Tue, Apr 25, 1978 @ Texas Rangers Loss 1 - 4
Wed, Apr 26, 1978 vs Toronto Blue Jays Loss 1 - 3
Thu, Apr 27, 1978 vs Toronto Blue Jays Loss 7 - 8
Fri, Apr 28, 1978 vs Milwaukee Brewers Win 7 - 6
Sat, Apr 29, 1978 vs Milwaukee Brewers Win 11 - 2
Sun, Apr 30, 1978 vs Milwaukee Brewers Win 3 - 0
Mon, May 1, 1978 @ New York Yankees Loss 4 - 8
Tue, May 2, 1978 @ New York Yankees Loss 2 - 4
Wed, May 3, 1978 @ New York Yankees Loss 5 - 6
Fri, May 5, 1978 @ Milwaukee Brewers Loss 0 - 9
Sat, May 6, 1978 @ Milwaukee Brewers Loss 3 - 4
Sun, May 7, 1978 @ Milwaukee Brewers Win 8 - 6
Mon, May 8, 1978 @ Boston Red Sox Loss 4 - 8
Tue, May 9, 1978 @ Boston Red Sox Loss 3 - 4
Fri, May 12, 1978 vs New York Yankees Win 4 - 3
Sat, May 13, 1978 vs New York Yankees Loss 2 - 5
Sun, May 14, 1978 vs New York Yankees Win 10 - 9
Mon, May 15, 1978 vs Boston Red Sox Win 3 - 1
Tue, May 16, 1978 vs Boston Red Sox Loss 2 - 3
Thu, May 18, 1978 vs Minnesota Twins Loss 6 - 8
Fri, May 19, 1978 vs Minnesota Twins Loss 3 - 5
Sat, May 20, 1978 vs Minnesota Twins Win 6 - 3
Sun, May 21, 1978 vs Minnesota Twins Loss 2 - 3
Mon, May 22, 1978 @ Seattle Mariners Loss 1 - 10
Tue, May 23, 1978 @ Seattle Mariners Loss 3 - 4
Tue, May 23, 1978 @ Seattle Mariners Win 5 - 3
Wed, May 24, 1978 @ Seattle Mariners Win 6 - 5
Thu, May 25, 1978 @ Seattle Mariners Win 9 - 4
Sun, May 28, 1978 @ Minnesota Twins Win 8 - 7 (12)
Mon, May 29, 1978 vs Seattle Mariners Win 8 - 2
Wed, May 31, 1978 vs Seattle Mariners Win 8 - 3
Thu, Jun 1, 1978 vs Seattle Mariners Win 10 - 0
Fri, Jun 2, 1978 vs Chicago White Sox Loss 1 - 5
Sat, Jun 3, 1978 vs Chicago White Sox Loss 5 - 9
Sun, Jun 4, 1978 vs Chicago White Sox Win 13 - 2
Tue, Jun 6, 1978 @ Texas Rangers Loss 1 - 2
Thu, Jun 8, 1978 @ Texas Rangers Loss 4 - 5
Thu, Jun 8, 1978 @ Texas Rangers Loss 2 - 3 (13)
Fri, Jun 9, 1978 @ Detroit Tigers Loss 2 - 3
Sat, Jun 10, 1978 @ Detroit Tigers Win 6 - 3
Sun, Jun 11, 1978 @ Detroit Tigers Loss 2 - 5 (10)
Mon, Jun 12, 1978 vs Texas Rangers Loss 5 - 6
Tue, Jun 13, 1978 vs Texas Rangers Win 5 - 0
Wed, Jun 14, 1978 vs Detroit Tigers Win 7 - 1
Thu, Jun 15, 1978 vs Detroit Tigers Win 7 - 2
Fri, Jun 16, 1978 @ Chicago White Sox Win 2 - 1
Sat, Jun 17, 1978 @ Chicago White Sox Loss 1 - 6
Sun, Jun 18, 1978 @ Chicago White Sox Win 3 - 2 (11)
Sun, Jun 18, 1978 @ Chicago White Sox Loss 0 - 11
Mon, Jun 19, 1978 vs Cleveland Indians Win 6 - 5
Tue, Jun 20, 1978 vs Cleveland Indians Win 3 - 2
Wed, Jun 21, 1978 vs Cleveland Indians Loss 2 - 4
Fri, Jun 23, 1978 vs Oakland Athletics Win 5 - 3
Fri, Jun 23, 1978 vs Oakland Athletics Loss 4 - 5
Sat, Jun 24, 1978 vs Oakland Athletics Win 7 - 5
Sun, Jun 25, 1978 vs Oakland Athletics Loss 3 - 6
Mon, Jun 26, 1978 @ California Angels Win 4 - 0
Tue, Jun 27, 1978 @ California Angels Loss 4 - 5
Wed, Jun 28, 1978 @ California Angels Loss 5 - 9
Thu, Jun 29, 1978 @ California Angels Loss 1 - 3
Fri, Jun 30, 1978 @ Oakland Athletics Loss 1 - 2
Sat, Jul 1, 1978 @ Oakland Athletics Loss 2 - 4
Sun, Jul 2, 1978 @ Oakland Athletics Win 4 - 2
Sun, Jul 2, 1978 @ Oakland Athletics Loss 3 - 9
Mon, Jul 3, 1978 vs California Angels Loss 4 - 7
Tue, Jul 4, 1978 vs California Angels Win 4 - 3
Wed, Jul 5, 1978 vs California Angels Win 10 - 1
Thu, Jul 6, 1978 vs California Angels Loss 2 - 9
Fri, Jul 7, 1978 vs Baltimore Orioles Win 3 - 1
Sat, Jul 8, 1978 vs Baltimore Orioles Win 11 - 3
Sun, Jul 9, 1978 vs Baltimore Orioles Win 10 - 4
Thu, Jul 13, 1978 @ Milwaukee Brewers Loss 2 - 13
Fri, Jul 14, 1978 @ Milwaukee Brewers Win 9 - 2
Sat, Jul 15, 1978 @ New York Yankees Win 8 - 2
Sun, Jul 16, 1978 @ New York Yankees Win 3 - 1
Mon, Jul 17, 1978 @ New York Yankees Win 9 - 7 (11)
Wed, Jul 19, 1978 vs Texas Rangers Win 11 - 4
Thu, Jul 20, 1978 vs Texas Rangers Win 2 - 1
Fri, Jul 21, 1978 vs Boston Red Sox Win 9 - 0
Sat, Jul 22, 1978 vs Boston Red Sox Win 6 - 5 (10)
Sun, Jul 23, 1978 vs Boston Red Sox Win 7 - 3
Mon, Jul 24, 1978 vs New York Yankees Win 5 - 2
Tue, Jul 25, 1978 vs New York Yankees Loss 0 - 4
Wed, Jul 26, 1978 vs Seattle Mariners Win 12 - 3
Thu, Jul 27, 1978 vs Seattle Mariners Win 3 - 1
Fri, Jul 28, 1978 @ Boston Red Sox Win 4 - 0
Sat, Jul 29, 1978 @ Boston Red Sox Loss 0 - 1
Sun, Jul 30, 1978 @ Boston Red Sox Win 2 - 1
Mon, Jul 31, 1978 @ Cleveland Indians Loss 3 - 4
Tue, Aug 1, 1978 @ Cleveland Indians Loss 1 - 2
Wed, Aug 2, 1978 @ Cleveland Indians Loss 2 - 5
Fri, Aug 4, 1978 vs Toronto Blue Jays Loss 4 - 5