1988 Kansas City Royals Game-by-Game Results

American League (AL)
Team Record: 84-77
Finished 3rd in the AL's West Division
Attendance: 2,349,181, Avg. 29,365
Ballpark: Royals Stadium
Manager: John Wathan (84-77)
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
1988 Kansas City Royals Statistics
1988 Kansas City Royals Roster

The Kansas City Royals of the American League ended the 1988 season with a record of 84 wins and 77 losses, finishing third in the AL's West Division.

The Royals scored 704 runs and conceded 648 runs. Danny Tartabull led Kansas City with 26 home runs, while George Brett and Bo Jackson walloped 20 or more also. George Brett drove in 103 runs and topped all qualifying hitters on the roster by connecting at a .306 clip. Mark Gubicza paced the squad with 20 wins and a team-best 2.70 ERA, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

John Wathan coached the team.

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Regular Season Runs For: 704
Regular Season Runs Against: 648

Date Game Res Home Road Record
April 4, 1988 Toronto Blue Jays 5 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 0-1 0-0 0-1
April 6, 1988 Toronto Blue Jays 11 at Kansas City Royals 4 L 0-2 0-0 0-2
April 7, 1988 Toronto Blue Jays 4 at Kansas City Royals 7 W 1-2 0-0 1-2
April 8, 1988 Detroit Tigers 2 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 2-2 0-0 2-2
April 9, 1988 Detroit Tigers 11 at Kansas City Royals 4 L 2-3 0-0 2-3
April 10, 1988 Detroit Tigers 1 at Kansas City Royals 8 W 3-3 0-0 3-3
April 12, 1988 Kansas City Royals 6 at Baltimore Orioles 1 W 3-3 1-0 4-3
April 13, 1988 Kansas City Royals 9 at Baltimore Orioles 3 W 3-3 2-0 5-3
April 14, 1988 Kansas City Royals 4 at Baltimore Orioles 3 W 3-3 3-0 6-3
April 16, 1988 Kansas City Royals 2 at Detroit Tigers 4 L 3-3 3-1 6-4
April 17, 1988 Kansas City Royals 6 at Detroit Tigers 8 L 3-3 3-2 6-5
April 18, 1988 Kansas City Royals 2 at Detroit Tigers 4 L 3-3 3-3 6-6
April 19, 1988 Kansas City Royals 3 at Toronto Blue Jays 12 L 3-3 3-4 6-7
April 20, 1988 Kansas City Royals 0 at Toronto Blue Jays 3 L 3-3 3-5 6-8
April 22, 1988 Baltimore Orioles 1 at Kansas City Royals 13 W 4-3 3-5 7-8
April 23, 1988 Baltimore Orioles 3 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 5-3 3-5 8-8
April 24, 1988 Baltimore Orioles 1 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 6-3 3-5 9-8
April 26, 1988 Kansas City Royals 4 at New York Yankees 5 L 6-3 3-6 9-9
April 27, 1988 Kansas City Royals 3 at New York Yankees 1 W 6-3 4-6 10-9
April 28, 1988 Kansas City Royals 6 at New York Yankees 3 W 6-3 5-6 11-9
April 29, 1988 Kansas City Royals 7 at Milwaukee Brewers 2 W 6-3 6-6 12-9
April 30, 1988 Kansas City Royals 1 at Milwaukee Brewers 4 L 6-3 6-7 12-10
May 1, 1988 Kansas City Royals 6 at Milwaukee Brewers 10 L 6-3 6-8 12-11
May 2, 1988 Kansas City Royals 2 at Boston Red Sox 0 W 6-3 7-8 13-11
May 3, 1988 Kansas City Royals 9 at Boston Red Sox 3 W 6-3 8-8 14-11
May 4, 1988 New York Yankees 4 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 6-4 8-8 14-12
May 5, 1988 New York Yankees 5 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 6-5 8-8 14-13
May 6, 1988 Milwaukee Brewers 4 at Kansas City Royals 0 L 6-6 8-8 14-14
May 7, 1988 Milwaukee Brewers 4 at Kansas City Royals 2 L 6-7 8-8 14-15
May 8, 1988 Milwaukee Brewers 6 at Kansas City Royals 2 L 6-8 8-8 14-16
May 9, 1988 Boston Red Sox 2 at Kansas City Royals 0 L 6-9 8-8 14-17
May 10, 1988 Boston Red Sox 2 at Kansas City Royals 7 W 7-9 8-8 15-17
May 13, 1988 Kansas City Royals 1 at Texas Rangers 2 L 7-9 8-9 15-18
May 14, 1988 Kansas City Royals 3 at Texas Rangers 6 L 7-9 8-10 15-19
May 15, 1988 Kansas City Royals 5 at Texas Rangers 4 W 7-9 9-10 16-19
May 16, 1988 Kansas City Royals 7 at Texas Rangers 6 W 7-9 10-10 17-19
May 17, 1988 Kansas City Royals 5 at Minnesota Twins 6 L 7-9 10-11 17-20
May 18, 1988 Kansas City Royals 8 at Minnesota Twins 2 W 7-9 11-11 18-20
May 19, 1988 Kansas City Royals 14 at Minnesota Twins 1 W 7-9 12-11 19-20
May 20, 1988 Cleveland Indians 3 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 8-9 12-11 20-20
May 21, 1988 Cleveland Indians 9 at Kansas City Royals 5 L 8-10 12-11 20-21
May 22, 1988 Cleveland Indians 8 at Kansas City Royals 7 L 8-11 12-11 20-22
May 23, 1988 Minnesota Twins 7 at Kansas City Royals 5 L 8-12 12-11 20-23
May 24, 1988 Minnesota Twins 6 at Kansas City Royals 5 L 8-13 12-11 20-24
May 25, 1988 Minnesota Twins 4 at Kansas City Royals 2 L 8-14 12-11 20-25
May 27, 1988 Texas Rangers 3 at Kansas City Royals 2 L 8-15 12-11 20-26
May 28, 1988 Texas Rangers 6 at Kansas City Royals 8 W 9-15 12-11 21-26
May 29, 1988 Texas Rangers 1 at Kansas City Royals 12 W 10-15 12-11 22-26
May 30, 1988 Kansas City Royals 1 at Cleveland Indians 4 L 10-15 12-12 22-27
May 31, 1988 Kansas City Royals 6 at Cleveland Indians 3 W 10-15 13-12 23-27
June 1, 1988 Kansas City Royals 4 at Cleveland Indians 5 L 10-15 13-13 23-28
June 2, 1988 Seattle Mariners 0 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 11-15 13-13 24-28
June 3, 1988 Seattle Mariners 1 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 12-15 13-13 25-28
June 4, 1988 Seattle Mariners 3 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 13-15 13-13 26-28
June 5, 1988 Seattle Mariners 3 at Kansas City Royals 7 W 14-15 13-13 27-28
June 6, 1988 Oakland Athletics 0 at Kansas City Royals 2 W 15-15 13-13 28-28
June 7, 1988 Oakland Athletics 0 at Kansas City Royals 6 W 16-15 13-13 29-28
June 8, 1988 Oakland Athletics 4 at Kansas City Royals 5 W 17-15 13-13 30-28
June 10, 1988 Kansas City Royals 0 at California Angels 1 L 17-15 13-14 30-29
June 11, 1988 Kansas City Royals 7 at California Angels 0 W 17-15 14-14 31-29
June 12, 1988 Kansas City Royals 6 at California Angels 4 W 17-15 15-14 32-29
June 13, 1988 Kansas City Royals 5 at California Angels 3 W 17-15 16-14 33-29
June 14, 1988 Kansas City Royals 2 at Oakland Athletics 1 W 17-15 17-14 34-29
June 15, 1988 Kansas City Royals 2 at Oakland Athletics 0 W 17-15 18-14 35-29
June 16, 1988 Kansas City Royals 9 at Oakland Athletics 5 W 17-15 19-14 36-29
June 17, 1988 California Angels 9 at Kansas City Royals 7 L 17-16 19-14 36-30
June 18, 1988 California Angels 6 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 17-17 19-14 36-31
June 19, 1988 California Angels 5 at Kansas City Royals 0 L 17-18 19-14 36-32
June 20, 1988 Kansas City Royals 3 at Chicago White Sox 5 L 17-18 19-15 36-33
June 21, 1988 Kansas City Royals 6 at Chicago White Sox 2 W 17-18 20-15 37-33
June 22, 1988 Kansas City Royals 4 at Chicago White Sox 5 L 17-18 20-16 37-34
June 24, 1988 Kansas City Royals 0 at Seattle Mariners 7 L 17-18 20-17 37-35
June 25, 1988 Kansas City Royals 7 at Seattle Mariners 3 W 17-18 21-17 38-35
June 26, 1988 Kansas City Royals 0 at Seattle Mariners 8 L 17-18 21-18 38-36
June 27, 1988 Chicago White Sox 1 at Kansas City Royals 2 W 18-18 21-18 39-36
June 28, 1988 Chicago White Sox 4 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 18-19 21-18 39-37
June 29, 1988 Chicago White Sox 8 at Kansas City Royals 9 W 19-19 21-18 40-37
July 1, 1988 Boston Red Sox 7 at Kansas City Royals 8 W 20-19 21-18 41-37
July 2, 1988 Boston Red Sox 1 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 21-19 21-18 42-37
July 3, 1988 Boston Red Sox 2 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 22-19 21-18 43-37
July 4, 1988 Boston Red Sox 9 at Kansas City Royals 2 L 22-20 21-18 43-38
July 5, 1988 Milwaukee Brewers 3 at Kansas City Royals 1 L 22-21 21-18 43-39
July 6, 1988 Milwaukee Brewers 4 at Kansas City Royals 2 L 22-22 21-18 43-40
July 7, 1988 Milwaukee Brewers 3 at Kansas City Royals 7 W 23-22 21-18 44-40
July 8, 1988 Kansas City Royals 4 at New York Yankees 0 W 23-22 22-18 45-40
July 9, 1988 Kansas City Royals 3 at New York Yankees 5 L 23-22 22-19 45-41
July 10, 1988 Kansas City Royals 5 at New York Yankees 3 W 23-22 23-19 46-41
July 15, 1988 Kansas City Royals 1 at Boston Red Sox 3 L 23-22 23-20 46-42
July 15, 1988 Kansas City Royals 4 at Boston Red Sox 7 L 23-22 23-21 46-43
July 16, 1988 Kansas City Royals 6 at Boston Red Sox 7 L 23-22 23-22 46-44
July 17, 1988 Kansas City Royals 8 at Boston Red Sox 10 L 23-22 23-23 46-45
July 18, 1988 Kansas City Royals 1 at Milwaukee Brewers 6 L 23-22 23-24 46-46
July 19, 1988 Kansas City Royals 1 at Milwaukee Brewers 3 L 23-22 23-25 46-47
July 20, 1988 Kansas City Royals 4 at Milwaukee Brewers 0 W 23-22 24-25 47-47
July 21, 1988 New York Yankees 5 at Kansas City Royals 6 W 24-22 24-25 48-47
July 22, 1988 New York Yankees 9 at Kansas City Royals 8 L 24-23 24-25 48-48
July 23, 1988 New York Yankees 5 at Kansas City Royals 6 W 25-23 24-25 49-48
July 24, 1988 New York Yankees 10 at Kansas City Royals 8 L 25-24 24-25 49-49
July 26, 1988 Kansas City Royals 1 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 25-24 24-26 49-50
July 27, 1988 Kansas City Royals 1 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 25-24 24-27 49-51
July 28, 1988 Kansas City Royals 1 at Detroit Tigers 7 L 25-24 24-28 49-52
July 29, 1988 Kansas City Royals 6 at Baltimore Orioles 2 W 25-24 25-28 50-52
July 30, 1988 Kansas City Royals 8 at Baltimore Orioles 7 W 25-24 26-28 51-52
July 31, 1988 Kansas City Royals 4 at Baltimore Orioles 1 W 25-24 27-28 52-52
August 1, 1988 Detroit Tigers 3 at Kansas City Royals 5 W 26-24 27-28 53-52
August 2, 1988 Detroit Tigers 1 at Kansas City Royals 0 L 26-25 27-28 53-53
August 3, 1988 Detroit Tigers 1 at Kansas City Royals 2 W 27-25 27-28 54-53
August 5, 1988 Kansas City Royals 6 at Toronto Blue Jays 7 L 27-25 27-29 54-54
August 6, 1988 Kansas City Royals 11 at Toronto Blue Jays 1 W 27-25 28-29 55-54
August 7, 1988 Kansas City Royals 5 at Toronto Blue Jays 1 W 27-25 29-29 56-54
August 8, 1988 Kansas City Royals 1 at Toronto Blue Jays 5 L 27-25 29-30 56-55
August 9, 1988 Baltimore Orioles 4 at Kansas City Royals 5 W 28-25 29-30 57-55
August 10, 1988 Baltimore Orioles 3 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 29-25 29-30 58-55
August 11, 1988 Baltimore Orioles 5 at Kansas City Royals 6 W 30-25 29-30 59-55
August 12, 1988 Toronto Blue Jays 3 at Kansas City Royals 2 L 30-26 29-30 59-56
August 13, 1988 Toronto Blue Jays 2 at Kansas City Royals 0 L 30-27 29-30 59-57
August 14, 1988 Toronto Blue Jays 0 at Kansas City Royals 6 W 31-27 29-30 60-57
August 15, 1988 Texas Rangers 3 at Kansas City Royals 12 W 32-27 29-30 61-57
August 16, 1988 Texas Rangers 5 at Kansas City Royals 4 L 32-28 29-30 61-58
August 17, 1988 Texas Rangers 6 at Kansas City Royals 9 W 33-28 29-30 62-58
August 19, 1988 Kansas City Royals 2 at Cleveland Indians 4 L 33-28 29-31 62-59
August 20, 1988 Kansas City Royals 4 at Cleveland Indians 2 W 33-28 30-31 63-59
August 21, 1988 Kansas City Royals 3 at Cleveland Indians 1 W 33-28 31-31 64-59
August 22, 1988 Kansas City Royals 5 at Texas Rangers 9 L 33-28 31-32 64-60
August 23, 1988 Kansas City Royals 11 at Texas Rangers 7 W 33-28 32-32 65-60
August 24, 1988 Kansas City Royals 4 at Texas Rangers 7 L 33-28 32-33 65-61
August 26, 1988 Minnesota Twins 3 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 34-28 32-33 66-61
August 27, 1988 Minnesota Twins 1 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 35-28 32-33 67-61
August 28, 1988 Minnesota Twins 3 at Kansas City Royals 12 W 36-28 32-33 68-61
August 29, 1988 Cleveland Indians 3 at Kansas City Royals 6 W 37-28 32-33 69-61
August 30, 1988 Cleveland Indians 4 at Kansas City Royals 1 L 37-29 32-33 69-62
August 31, 1988 Cleveland Indians 0 at Kansas City Royals 1 W 38-29 32-33 70-62
September 1, 1988 Kansas City Royals 5 at Minnesota Twins 2 W 38-29 33-33 71-62
September 2, 1988 Kansas City Royals 3 at Minnesota Twins 6 L 38-29 33-34 71-63
September 3, 1988 Kansas City Royals 6 at Minnesota Twins 8 L 38-29 33-35 71-64
September 4, 1988 Kansas City Royals 3 at Minnesota Twins 2 W 38-29 34-35 72-64
September 5, 1988 California Angels 4 at Kansas City Royals 2 L 38-30 34-35 72-65
September 6, 1988 California Angels 2 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 39-30 34-35 73-65
September 7, 1988 California Angels 2 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 40-30 34-35 74-65
September 8, 1988 Oakland Athletics 5 at Kansas City Royals 1 L 40-31 34-35 74-66
September 9, 1988 Oakland Athletics 14 at Kansas City Royals 6 L 40-32 34-35 74-67
September 10, 1988 Oakland Athletics 4 at Kansas City Royals 9 W 41-32 34-35 75-67
September 11, 1988 Oakland Athletics 8 at Kansas City Royals 7 L 41-33 34-35 75-68
September 13, 1988 Kansas City Royals 4 at California Angels 3 W 41-33 35-35 76-68
September 14, 1988 Kansas City Royals 4 at California Angels 2 W 41-33 36-35 77-68
September 15, 1988 Kansas City Royals 2 at California Angels 1 W 41-33 37-35 78-68
September 16, 1988 Kansas City Royals 3 at Oakland Athletics 0 W 41-33 38-35 79-68
September 17, 1988 Kansas City Royals 2 at Oakland Athletics 3 L 41-33 38-36 79-69
September 18, 1988 Kansas City Royals 2 at Oakland Athletics 3 L 41-33 38-37 79-70
September 19, 1988 Kansas City Royals 0 at Seattle Mariners 4 L 41-33 38-38 79-71
September 20, 1988 Kansas City Royals 10 at Seattle Mariners 11 L 41-33 38-39 79-72
September 21, 1988 Kansas City Royals 5 at Seattle Mariners 4 W 41-33 39-39 80-72
September 23, 1988 Kansas City Royals 0 at Chicago White Sox 2 L 41-33 39-40 80-73
September 24, 1988 Kansas City Royals 6 at Chicago White Sox 2 W 41-33 40-40 81-73
September 25, 1988 Kansas City Royals 5 at Chicago White Sox 6 L 41-33 40-41 81-74
September 26, 1988 Seattle Mariners 0 at Kansas City Royals 5 W 42-33 40-41 82-74
September 27, 1988 Seattle Mariners 10 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 42-34 40-41 82-75
September 29, 1988 Chicago White Sox 6 at Kansas City Royals 7 W 43-34 40-41 83-75
September 30, 1988 Chicago White Sox 2 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 44-34 40-41 84-75
October 1, 1988 Chicago White Sox 3 at Kansas City Royals 0 L 44-35 40-41 84-76
October 2, 1988 Chicago White Sox 5 at Kansas City Royals 1 L 44-36 40-41 84-77