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Standings
TEX
@BAL
2
1
 
(10)
CLE
@BOS
5
4
 
(11)
KCR
@DET
7
4
MIL
@NYY
0
3
CAL
@SEA
2
0
CHW
@TOR
5
9
NYM
@CHC
5
3
SFG
@LAD
1
5
STL
@PIT
12
6
Thursday, April 7, 1977, 2:11PM
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 31,307, Time of Game: 2:34
Rangers
2
1-0
Won 1 
2nd, ½ GB
at Orioles
1
0-1
Lost 1 
4th, 1 GB
W: Bert Blyleven (1-0)
L: Jim Palmer (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0   1    2  9  1
Orioles         0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0   0    1  6  0

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bert Campaneris SS 5 0 1 0 0 1 .200 .400 -0.212 1.69 0.036 -0.248 -1.4 1 2 CS
Bump Wills 2B 4 0 1 1 1 0 .250 .650 0.279 1.68 0.364 -0.084 0.5 1 0
Claudell Washington LF 5 0 2 0 0 0 .400 1.000 -0.084 0.83 0.026 -0.110 -0.7 3 0 2B,CS
Dave May RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 .500 1.000 0.118 1.25 0.154 -0.036 0.7 1 0
Mike Hargrove 1B 3 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .667 -0.022 1.97 0.098 -0.119 -0.3 12 0 SH
Toby Harrah 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .500 -0.075 1.86 0.072 -0.148 -0.3 0 4
Tom Grieve DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.227 1.90 0.000 -0.227 -1.4
Jim Sundberg C 3 0 0 1 0 2 .000 .000 -0.065 1.56 0.026 -0.092 -0.5 8 5 SF
Juan Beniquez CF 2 1 1 0 2 0 .500 1.750 0.139 0.89 0.151 -0.012 0.6 4 0 2B
Bert Blyleven P 0 3
Team Totals 34 2 9 2 3 4 .265 .639 -0.149 1.50 0.927 -1.076 -2.8 30 14
2B: C Washington (1, off J Palmer); J Beniquez (1, off J Palmer).
SF: J Sundberg (1, off J Palmer).
SH: M Hargrove (1, off J Palmer).
TB: C Washington 3; D May 2; J Beniquez 2; B Campaneris; T Harrah; M Hargrove; B Wills.
RBI: B Wills (1); J Sundberg (1).
2-out RBI: B Wills.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
E: B Campaneris (1).
Baserunning
CS: B Campaneris (1, 2nd base by J Palmer/R Dempsey); C Washington (1, 2nd base by J Palmer/R Dempsey).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Bumbry CF-LF 5 0 1 0 0 3 .200 .400 -0.163 2.26 0.063 -0.226 -1.0 2 1
Rich Dauer 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.153 1.69 0.030 -0.183 -0.7 2 7
Ken Singleton RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 -0.074 1.56 0.046 -0.120 -0.6 1 0
   Larry Harlow PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Lee May 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 .250 .500 -0.029 1.55 0.078 -0.107 -0.4 12 1
Eddie Murray DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .500 0.015 1.73 0.114 -0.099 0.0
Pat Kelly LF-RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 -0.200 1.86 0.000 -0.200 -1.0 1 0
Doug DeCinces 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 .333 .833 0.040 1.76 0.143 -0.103 0.2 0 5 CS
Rick Dempsey C 3 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 -0.059 2.23 0.032 -0.091 -0.5 7 2 SF
Mark Belanger SS 3 0 2 0 1 0 .667 1.417 -0.024 1.83 0.086 -0.110 0.2 5 4 CS
Jim Palmer P 0 1
Team Totals 34 1 6 1 3 8 .176 .413 -0.647 1.84 0.592 -1.239 -3.8 30 21
SF: R Dempsey (1, off B Blyleven).
TB: M Belanger 2; D DeCinces; L May; A Bumbry; E Murray.
RBI: R Dempsey (1).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: A Bumbry (B Wills at home plate).
Baserunning
CS: M Belanger (1, 2nd base by B Blyleven/J Sundberg); D DeCinces (1, 2nd base by B Blyleven/J Sundberg).

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bert Blyleven, W (1-0) 10 6 1 1 3 8 0 0.90 38 81 0.649 1.84 3.8
Team Totals 10 6 1 1 3 8 0 0.90 38 81 0.649 1.84 3.8

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Palmer, L (0-1) 10 9 2 2 3 4 0 1.80 39 67 0.149 1.50 2.8
Team Totals 10 9 2 2 3 4 0 1.80 39 67 0.149 1.50 2.8
Balks: None.
WP: J Palmer (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Neudecker, 1B - Art Frantz, 2B - Nick Bremigan, 3B - Al Clark.
Time of Game: 2:34.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 49° F.

Starting Lineups

Texas Rangers         Baltimore Orioles
1 Bert Campaneris SS 1 Al Bumbry CF
2 Bump Wills 2B 2 Rich Dauer 2B
3 Claudell Washingto LF 3 Ken Singleton RF
4 Dave May RF 4 Lee May 1B
5 Mike Hargrove 1B 5 Eddie Murray DH
6 Toby Harrah 3B 6 Pat Kelly LF
7 Tom Grieve DH 7 Doug DeCinces 3B
8 Jim Sundberg C 8 Rick Dempsey C
9 Juan Beniquez CF 9 Mark Belanger SS
Bert Blyleven P Jim Palmer P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t10 1-1 2 --3 R TEX B. Wills J. Palmer 34% 82% Single to CF; Beniquez Scores
b7 0-1 1 12- BAL D. DeCinces B. Blyleven -12% 44% Walk; May to 3B; Murray to 2B
t10 1-1 1 --- TEX J. Beniquez J. Palmer 12% 56% Double to CF
b7 1-1 2 123 O BAL A. Bumbry B. Blyleven 12% 50% Strikeout
b7 0-1 0 1-- BAL E. Murray B. Blyleven -11% 46% Single to SS; May to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- TEX B. Campaneris J. Palmer 4% 54% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O TEX B. Wills J. Palmer -6% 48% Campaneris Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- TEX B. Wills J. Palmer 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- O TEX C. Washington J. Palmer -3% 48% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 2 1-- O TEX D. May J. Palmer -2% 45% Washington Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BAL A. Bumbry B. Blyleven 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- O BAL R. Dauer B. Blyleven 2% 49% Groundout: C-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O BAL K. Singleton B. Blyleven 1% 50% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O TEX D. May J. Palmer -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O TEX M. Hargrove J. Palmer -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O TEX T. Harrah J. Palmer -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Bert Blyleven facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O BAL L. May B. Blyleven 2% 47% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O BAL E. Murray B. Blyleven 2% 49% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- O BAL P. Kelly B. Blyleven 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O TEX T. Grieve J. Palmer -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 1 --- O TEX J. Sundberg J. Palmer -2% 46% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 --- TEX J. Beniquez J. Palmer 1% 47% Walk
t3 0-0 2 1-- O TEX B. Campaneris J. Palmer -3% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Bert Blyleven facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O BAL D. DeCinces B. Blyleven 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O BAL R. Dempsey B. Blyleven 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 2 --- BAL M. Belanger B. Blyleven -1% 47% Single to CF
b3 0-0 2 1-- O BAL A. Bumbry B. Blyleven 3% 50% Belanger Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- O TEX B. Wills J. Palmer -3% 47% Lineout: LF
t4 0-0 1 --- O TEX C. Washington J. Palmer -2% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- O TEX D. May J. Palmer -1% 44% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- O BAL A. Bumbry B. Blyleven 3% 47% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 1 --- BAL R. Dauer B. Blyleven -3% 44% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b4 0-0 1 1-- O BAL K. Singleton B. Blyleven 3% 47% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 2 1-- O BAL L. May B. Blyleven 3% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 5-6-7
t5 0-0 0 --- TEX M. Hargrove J. Palmer 5% 55% Single to CF
t5 0-0 0 1-- TEX T. Harrah J. Palmer 7% 62% Single to 3B; Hargrove to 2B
t5 0-0 0 12- TEX T. Grieve J. Palmer 5% 67% Wild Pitch; Hargrove to 3B
t5 0-0 0 1-3 O TEX T. Grieve J. Palmer -8% 59% Strikeout
t5 0-0 1 1-3 RO TEX J. Sundberg J. Palmer 3% 62% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Hargrove Scores
t5 1-0 2 1-- TEX J. Beniquez J. Palmer 2% 64% Walk; Harrah to 2B
t5 1-0 2 12- O TEX B. Campaneris J. Palmer -4% 59% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Bert Blyleven facing 5-6-7
b5 0-1 0 --- O BAL E. Murray B. Blyleven 3% 63% Groundout: P-1B
b5 0-1 1 --- O BAL P. Kelly B. Blyleven 2% 65% Groundout: C-1B
b5 0-1 2 --- BAL D. DeCinces B. Blyleven -2% 63% Single to LF
b5 0-1 2 1-- O BAL R. Dempsey B. Blyleven 3% 67% DeCinces Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Orioles 0.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 2-3-4
t6 1-0 0 --- O TEX B. Wills J. Palmer -2% 64% Flyball: SS
t6 1-0 1 --- TEX C. Washington J. Palmer 3% 67% Single to SS
t6 1-0 1 1-- TEX D. May J. Palmer 7% 74% Single to CF; Washington to 3B
t6 1-0 1 1-3 O TEX M. Hargrove J. Palmer -8% 66% Fielder's Choice 1B; Washington out at Hm/1B-C; May to 2B; Hargrove to 1B
t6 1-0 2 12- O TEX T. Harrah J. Palmer -5% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Bert Blyleven facing 8-9-1
b6 0-1 0 --- O BAL R. Dempsey B. Blyleven 4% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-1 1 --- BAL M. Belanger B. Blyleven -4% 61% Single (LF-CF)
b6 0-1 1 1-- BAL A. Bumbry B. Blyleven -6% 55% Single to LF; Belanger to 2B
b6 0-1 1 12- O BAL R. Dauer B. Blyleven 8% 63% Flyball: LF
b6 0-1 2 12- O BAL K. Singleton B. Blyleven 8% 70% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 1, Orioles 0.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 7-8-9
t7 1-0 0 --- O TEX T. Grieve J. Palmer -2% 68% Foul Flyball: C
t7 1-0 1 --- O TEX J. Sundberg J. Palmer -2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 1-0 2 --- O TEX J. Beniquez J. Palmer -1% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Bert Blyleven facing 4-5-6
b7 0-1 0 --- BAL L. May B. Blyleven -8% 57% Single to LF
b7 0-1 0 1-- BAL E. Murray B. Blyleven -11% 46% Single to SS; May to 2B
b7 0-1 0 12- O BAL P. Kelly B. Blyleven 11% 57% Strikeout
b7 0-1 1 12- BAL D. DeCinces B. Blyleven -12% 44% Walk; May to 3B; Murray to 2B
b7 0-1 1 123 RO BAL R. Dempsey B. Blyleven -3% 41% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; May Scores; Murray to 3B
b7 1-1 2 1-3 BAL M. Belanger B. Blyleven -3% 38% Walk; DeCinces to 2B
b7 1-1 2 123 O BAL A. Bumbry B. Blyleven 12% 50% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Rangers 1, Orioles 1.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 1-2-3
t8 1-1 0 --- O TEX B. Campaneris J. Palmer -5% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 1-1 1 --- O TEX B. Wills J. Palmer -3% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 1-1 2 --- O TEX C. Washington J. Palmer -2% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Tied 1-1, Rangers' Bert Blyleven facing 2-3-4
b8 1-1 0 --- O BAL R. Dauer B. Blyleven 4% 44% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 1-1 1 --- BAL K. Singleton B. Blyleven -5% 39% Walk
Larry Harlow pinch runs for Ken Singleton (RF) batting 3rd
b8 1-1 1 1-- O BAL L. May B. Blyleven 6% 45% Lineout: RF
b8 1-1 2 1-- O BAL E. Murray B. Blyleven 5% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Orioles 1.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 4-5-6
Al Bumbry moves from CF to LF
Larry Harlow moves from PR to CF
Pat Kelly moves from LF to RF
t9 1-1 0 --- TEX D. May J. Palmer 8% 58% Single to RF
t9 1-1 0 1-- O TEX M. Hargrove J. Palmer -2% 56% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; May to 2B
t9 1-1 1 -2- O TEX T. Harrah J. Palmer -9% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 1-1 2 -2- O TEX T. Grieve J. Palmer -10% 37% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Tied 1-1, Rangers' Bert Blyleven facing 6-7-8
b9 1-1 0 --- O BAL P. Kelly B. Blyleven 6% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 1-1 1 --- O BAL D. DeCinces B. Blyleven 4% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 1-1 2 --- O BAL R. Dempsey B. Blyleven 3% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Orioles 1.
Top of the 10th, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 8-9-1
t10 1-1 0 --- O TEX J. Sundberg J. Palmer -6% 44% Strikeout Looking
t10 1-1 1 --- TEX J. Beniquez J. Palmer 12% 56% Double to CF
t10 1-1 1 -2- O TEX B. Campaneris J. Palmer -7% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B; Beniquez to 3B
t10 1-1 2 --3 R TEX B. Wills J. Palmer 34% 82% Single to CF; Beniquez Scores
t10 2-1 2 1-- O TEX C. Washington J. Palmer -2% 81% Double to LF; Wills out at Hm/LF-2B-3B-C
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 10th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-2, Rangers' Bert Blyleven facing 9-1-2
b10 1-2 0 --- O BAL M. Belanger B. Blyleven 9% 89% Flyball: CF
b10 1-2 1 --- O BAL A. Bumbry B. Blyleven 6% 96% Strikeout
b10 1-2 2 --- O BAL R. Dauer B. Blyleven 4% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Orioles 1.

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