On October 10, 1976 — At Royals Stadium, 41,000+ fans see the Kansas City Royals gain their first postseason victory in franchise history when they beat the Yankees, 7-3, in Game 2 of the ALCS. Kansas City southpaw Paul Splittorff, pitching 5.2 innings of scoreless relief, is credited with the victory.

The Royals down 3-2 in the bottom of the 6th score 2 runs, when John Mayberry drives in George Brett to tie the game and he scores the go-ahead run on a Tom Pouqutte single. Splittorff came in for Dennis Leonard who was knocked out in the 3rd inning.

As of 2020, Splittorff has 166 career wins which is first all-time for the franchise, and behind him is Dennis Leonard with 144.




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