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CLE
@BAL
1
7
DET
@BOS
1
5
DET
@BOS
6
8
CHW
@CAL
4
1
KCR
@MIN
6
3
TOR
@NYY
0
2
MIL
@OAK
3
1
TEX
@SEA
3
8
SDP
@ATL
6
8
NYM
@CHC
8
10
LAD
@CIN
4
1
SFG
@HOU
1
6
STL
@PHI
4
11
MON
@PIT
2
1
Friday, September 9, 1977, 7:53PM
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 5,930, Time of Game: 2:25
Indians
1
65-77
 Lost 4 
5th, 22½ GB
at Orioles
7
82-58
 Won 2 
3rd, 4½ GB
W: Rudy May (16-12)
L: Al Fitzmorris (6-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  2  0
Orioles         1  0  1   0  0  0   0  5  X    7 11  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Paul Dade CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .289 .331 .358 .689 -0.066 0.81 0.001 -0.067 -0.3 0 0
Duane Kuiper 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .279 .325 .335 .660 -0.069 0.87 0.000 -0.069 -0.6 3 3
   Charlie Spikes PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .239 .317 .359 .676 -0.002 0.08 0.000 -0.002 -0.5 GDP
Ron Pruitt RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .307 .385 .419 .804 -0.082 1.09 0.000 -0.082 -0.6 1 0
Andre Thornton 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .277 .387 .574 .961 -0.074 1.01 0.000 -0.074 -0.5 10 1
Larvell Blanks 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .274 .320 .417 .737 -0.050 0.66 0.000 -0.050 -0.3 1 0
Rico Carty DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .280 .359 .427 .786 -0.096 1.28 0.000 -0.096 -0.6
Bruce Bochte LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .303 .360 .400 .760 0.011 1.16 0.072 -0.060 0.3 3 0 2B
Fred Kendall C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .242 .268 .331 .599 -0.090 1.03 0.000 -0.090 -0.6 4 1
Frank Duffy SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .199 .249 .280 .529 0.061 1.00 0.099 -0.038 0.4 1 5
Al Fitzmorris P 0 2
   Larry Andersen P 1 0
Team Totals 29 1 2 1 0 0 29 .069 .069 .103 .172 -0.457 0.95 0.172 -0.628 -3.3 24 12
2B: B Bochte (20, off R May).
TB: B Bochte 2; F Duffy.
GIDP: C Spikes (4).
RBI: F Duffy (28).
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Kuiper-A Thornton.

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Bumbry CF-LF 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .303 .362 .396 .758 0.079 0.79 0.118 -0.039 1.2 3 0 2B,IW
Rich Dauer 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .237 .288 .307 .596 -0.090 1.05 0.040 -0.130 -1.2 3 4 GDP
   Terry Crowley PH 1 1 1 4 0 0 1 .353 .353 .588 .941 0.051 0.70 0.051 0.000 3.3 HR
   Billy Smith 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .285 .311 .596 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
Pat Kelly LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .256 .350 .378 .728 0.029 0.98 0.114 -0.085 0.0 3 0
   Larry Harlow CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .208 .283 .250 .533 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1 1 0
Ken Singleton RF 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .336 .446 .525 .971 -0.030 1.11 0.026 -0.056 -0.5 3 0
   Mike Dimmel RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Eddie Murray DH 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .265 .322 .436 .758 0.085 1.05 0.118 -0.033 0.8
Lee May 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .248 .288 .407 .695 -0.017 1.06 0.078 -0.095 -0.1 10 1 HR
   Tony Muser 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .310 .295 .604 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Doug DeCinces 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .262 .346 .435 .780 -0.010 0.68 0.047 -0.058 0.5 0 3 2B,SB
Mark Belanger SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .206 .285 .268 .554 -0.014 0.78 0.039 -0.053 0.1 0 4 SB
Dave Skaggs C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .298 .346 .357 .703 -0.038 0.70 0.027 -0.065 -0.9 0 0
Rudy May P 1 2
Team Totals 34 7 11 7 5 4 39 .324 .410 .559 .969 0.045 0.87 0.658 -0.614 3.2 27 15
2B: A Bumbry (24, off A Fitzmorris); D DeCinces (26, off A Fitzmorris).
HR: L May (22, off A Fitzmorris, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); T Crowley (1, off L Andersen, 8th inn, 3 on, 2 outs to CF).
IBB: A Bumbry (3, by L Andersen).
TB: L May 4; T Crowley 4; A Bumbry 3; D DeCinces 2; K Singleton; R Dauer; M Belanger; D Skaggs; P Kelly; E Murray.
GIDP: R Dauer (8).
RBI: T Crowley 4 (9); K Singleton (85); E Murray (67); L May (80).
2-out RBI: T Crowley 4; E Murray.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Belanger-B Smith-T Muser.
E: D DeCinces (18).
Baserunning
SB: M Belanger (15, 2nd base off A Fitzmorris/F Kendall); D DeCinces (7, 2nd base off A Fitzmorris/F Kendall).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Al Fitzmorris, L (6-9) 7.2 10 5 5 4 4 1 5.20 36 39 0.009 0.91 0.2
Larry Andersen 0.1 1 2 2 1 0 1 3.48 3 2 2 -0.053 0.40 -3.4
Team Totals 8 11 7 7 5 4 2 7.88 39 39 2 2 -0.044 0.87 -3.2

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rudy May, W (16-12) 9 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.66 29 79 0.456 0.95 3.3
Team Totals 9 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.00 29 79 0.456 0.95 3.3
Balks: None.
WP: A Fitzmorris (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: L Andersen (2; A Bumbry).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Nestor Chylak, 1B - Steve Palermo, 2B - Joe Brinkman, 3B - Rich Garcia.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 5,930.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Baltimore Orioles
1 Paul Dade CF 1 Al Bumbry CF
2 Duane Kuiper 2B 2 Rich Dauer 2B
3 Ron Pruitt RF 3 Pat Kelly LF
4 Andre Thornton 1B 4 Ken Singleton RF
5 Larvell Blanks 3B 5 Eddie Murray DH
6 Rico Carty DH 6 Lee May 1B
7 Bruce Bochte LF 7 Doug DeCinces 3B
8 Fred Kendall C 8 Mark Belanger SS
9 Frank Duffy SS 9 Dave Skaggs C
Al Fitzmorris P Rudy May P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 1-3 R BAL E. Murray A. Fitzmorris 10% 65% Single to RF; Kelly Scores; Singleton to 3B
b3 1-1 0 1-- BAL P. Kelly A. Fitzmorris 10% 70% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Dauer to 3B
t3 0-1 1 -2- R CLE F. Duffy R. May -10% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Bochte Scores
b7 2-1 0 1-- BAL A. Bumbry A. Fitzmorris 8% 90% Double to LF; Skaggs to 3B
b8 2-1 1 --- R BAL L. May A. Fitzmorris 8% 94% Home Run

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Rudy May facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE P. Dade R. May 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE D. Kuiper R. May 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CLE R. Pruitt R. May 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Al Fitzmorris facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- BAL A. Bumbry A. Fitzmorris 4% 58% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 0 1-- OO BAL R. Dauer A. Fitzmorris -7% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- BAL P. Kelly A. Fitzmorris 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- BAL K. Singleton A. Fitzmorris 3% 55% Single to RF; Kelly to 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 R BAL E. Murray A. Fitzmorris 10% 65% Single to RF; Kelly Scores; Singleton to 3B
b1 1-0 2 1-3 O BAL L. May A. Fitzmorris -4% 61% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Orioles 1.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Rudy May facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O CLE A. Thornton R. May 2% 63% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 1 --- O CLE L. Blanks R. May 2% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- O CLE R. Carty R. May 1% 66% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Al Fitzmorris facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- O BAL D. DeCinces A. Fitzmorris -2% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- BAL M. Belanger A. Fitzmorris 2% 66% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b2 1-0 1 1-- BAL D. Skaggs A. Fitzmorris 2% 68% Belanger Steals 2B
b2 1-0 1 -2- O BAL D. Skaggs A. Fitzmorris -3% 65% Flyball: 2B
b2 1-0 2 -2- O BAL A. Bumbry A. Fitzmorris -3% 62% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Orioles 1.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Rudy May facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- CLE B. Bochte R. May -7% 55% Double to RF
t3 0-1 0 -2- O CLE F. Kendall R. May 5% 60% Flyball: 2B
t3 0-1 1 -2- R CLE F. Duffy R. May -10% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Bochte Scores
t3 1-1 1 1-- O CLE P. Dade R. May 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B; Duffy to 2B
t3 1-1 2 -2- O CLE D. Kuiper R. May 4% 55% Groundout: P-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Al Fitzmorris facing 2-3-4
b3 1-1 0 --- BAL R. Dauer A. Fitzmorris 4% 59% Single to CF
b3 1-1 0 1-- BAL P. Kelly A. Fitzmorris 10% 70% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Dauer to 3B
b3 1-1 0 1-3 RO BAL K. Singleton A. Fitzmorris -0% 69% Groundout: P-1B; Dauer Scores; Kelly to 2B
b3 2-1 1 -2- BAL E. Murray A. Fitzmorris 2% 71% Walk
b3 2-1 1 12- O BAL L. May A. Fitzmorris -4% 67% Flyball: SS
b3 2-1 2 12- O BAL D. DeCinces A. Fitzmorris -4% 63% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Orioles 2.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Orioles' Rudy May facing 3-4-5
t4 1-2 0 --- O CLE R. Pruitt R. May 3% 66% Lineout: 2B
t4 1-2 1 --- O CLE A. Thornton R. May 2% 68% Lineout: RF
t4 1-2 2 --- O CLE L. Blanks R. May 1% 69% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Al Fitzmorris facing 8-9-1
b4 2-1 0 --- O BAL M. Belanger A. Fitzmorris -2% 67% Flyball: 2B
b4 2-1 1 --- O BAL D. Skaggs A. Fitzmorris -1% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-1 2 --- O BAL A. Bumbry A. Fitzmorris -1% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Orioles 2.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Orioles' Rudy May facing 6-7-8
t5 1-2 0 --- O CLE R. Carty R. May 3% 68% Flyball: RF
t5 1-2 1 --- O CLE B. Bochte R. May 2% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-2 2 --- O CLE F. Kendall R. May 1% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Al Fitzmorris facing 2-3-4
b5 2-1 0 --- O BAL R. Dauer A. Fitzmorris -2% 69% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-1 1 --- O BAL P. Kelly A. Fitzmorris -1% 68% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 2-1 2 --- O BAL K. Singleton A. Fitzmorris -1% 67% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Orioles 2.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Orioles' Rudy May facing 9-1-2
t6 1-2 0 --- O CLE F. Duffy R. May 4% 70% Flyball: LF
t6 1-2 1 --- O CLE P. Dade R. May 3% 73% Flyball: CF
t6 1-2 2 --- O CLE D. Kuiper R. May 2% 75% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Al Fitzmorris facing 5-6-7
b6 2-1 0 --- O BAL E. Murray A. Fitzmorris -2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 2-1 1 --- O BAL L. May A. Fitzmorris -1% 71% Strikeout
b6 2-1 2 --- BAL D. DeCinces A. Fitzmorris 1% 72% Walk
b6 2-1 2 1-- BAL M. Belanger A. Fitzmorris 1% 73% DeCinces Steals 2B
b6 2-1 2 -2- O BAL M. Belanger A. Fitzmorris -3% 70% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Orioles 2.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Orioles' Rudy May facing 3-4-5
t7 1-2 0 --- O CLE R. Pruitt R. May 4% 75% Flyball: LF
t7 1-2 1 --- O CLE A. Thornton R. May 3% 78% Flyball: LF
t7 1-2 2 --- O CLE L. Blanks R. May 2% 80% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Al Fitzmorris facing 9-1-2
b7 2-1 0 --- BAL D. Skaggs A. Fitzmorris 3% 82% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b7 2-1 0 1-- BAL A. Bumbry A. Fitzmorris 8% 90% Double to LF; Skaggs to 3B
b7 2-1 0 -23 O BAL R. Dauer A. Fitzmorris -4% 87% Groundout: P-1B
b7 2-1 1 -23 O BAL P. Kelly A. Fitzmorris -7% 80% Fielder's Choice 2B; Skaggs out at Hm/2B-C-3B; Bumbry to 3B
b7 2-1 2 1-3 O BAL K. Singleton A. Fitzmorris -4% 75% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Orioles 2.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Orioles' Rudy May facing 6-7-8
Al Bumbry moves from CF to LF
Larry Harlow replaces Pat Kelly (LF) playing CF batting 3rd
Mike Dimmel replaces Ken Singleton playing RF batting 4th
t8 1-2 0 --- O CLE R. Carty R. May 5% 81% Groundout: P-1B
t8 1-2 1 --- O CLE B. Bochte R. May 4% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 1-2 2 --- O CLE F. Kendall R. May 3% 87% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Al Fitzmorris facing 5-6-7
b8 2-1 0 --- O BAL E. Murray A. Fitzmorris -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 2-1 1 --- R BAL L. May A. Fitzmorris 8% 94% Home Run
b8 3-1 1 --- BAL D. DeCinces A. Fitzmorris 1% 95% Double to RF
b8 3-1 1 -2- BAL M. Belanger A. Fitzmorris 0% 95% Walk
b8 3-1 1 12- BAL D. Skaggs A. Fitzmorris 1% 97% Wild Pitch; DeCinces to 3B; Belanger to 2B
b8 3-1 1 -23 O BAL D. Skaggs A. Fitzmorris -2% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
Larry Andersen replaces Al Fitzmorris pitching
b8 3-1 2 -23 BAL A. Bumbry L. Andersen 0% 95% Intentional Walk
Terry Crowley pinch hits for Rich Dauer (2B) batting 2nd
b8 3-1 2 123 RRRR BAL T. Crowley L. Andersen 5% 100% Home Run; DeCinces Scores; Belanger Scores; Bumbry Scores
b8 7-1 2 --- O BAL L. Harlow L. Andersen -0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
5 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Orioles 7.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-7, Orioles' Rudy May facing 9-1-2
Tony Muser replaces Lee May playing 1B batting 6th
Billy Smith replaces Terry Crowley (PH) playing 2B batting 2nd
t9 1-7 0 --- O CLE F. Duffy R. May 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 1-7 1 --- CLE P. Dade R. May -0% 100% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
Charlie Spikes pinch hits for Duane Kuiper (2B) batting 2nd
t9 1-7 1 1-- OO CLE C. Spikes R. May 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Orioles 7.

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