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1
4
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@MIN
4
3
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@NYY
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@OAK
3
0
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8
Tuesday, September 5, 1978, 7:39PM
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 15,644, Time of Game: 2:58
Red Sox
1
85-52
 Lost 2 
1st
at Orioles
4
78-61
 Won 2 
4th, 8 GB
W: Jim Palmer (18-12)
L: Bobby Sprowl (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  5  3
Orioles         0  0  0   0  0  0   2  2  X    4  6  1

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Burleson SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .249 .297 .338 .635 -0.069 1.47 0.034 -0.103 -0.4 1 6 CS
Fred Lynn CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .300 .379 .503 .882 -0.107 1.44 0.024 -0.131 -0.6 0 0
Jim Rice LF 3 0 0 0 1 3 4 .327 .386 .621 1.007 -0.121 1.42 0.013 -0.133 -0.7 1 0
Carl Yastrzemski DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .290 .375 .411 .786 -0.083 0.80 0.000 -0.083 -0.8
Carlton Fisk C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .294 .377 .501 .878 0.082 0.70 0.106 -0.024 0.7 7 0
Jack Brohamer 2B-3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 .249 .306 .335 .641 -0.044 0.86 0.007 -0.051 -0.5 2 1 SH
Dwight Evans RF 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .258 .341 .472 .814 0.058 1.04 0.159 -0.101 0.4 4 0 2B
George Scott 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .245 .317 .407 .724 -0.113 1.20 0.000 -0.113 -1.0 8 0
Butch Hobson 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .248 .318 .413 .731 0.044 1.29 0.089 -0.045 -0.1 1 0
   Jerry Remy PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .313 .350 .663 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bobby Sprowl P 0 0
   Dick Drago P 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 5 1 2 6 34 .161 .212 .194 .406 -0.353 1.14 0.432 -0.784 -3.0 24 7
2B: D Evans (24, off J Palmer).
SH: J Brohamer (3, off J Palmer).
TB: D Evans 2; F Lynn; B Hobson; C Fisk; R Burleson.
RBI: D Evans (61).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
E: B Hobson 2 (35); R Burleson (13).
Baserunning
CS: R Burleson (8, 2nd base by J Palmer/R Dempsey).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kiko Garcia SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .294 .310 .397 .707 0.007 0.93 0.062 -0.055 0.1 0 2 SB
   Mark Belanger SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .300 .247 .547 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Rich Dauer 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .270 .308 .370 .678 -0.006 1.00 0.065 -0.072 -0.3 3 0
Ken Singleton RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .290 .403 .471 .874 -0.013 1.41 0.046 -0.059 -0.1 4 0
   Larry Harlow PR-CF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .319 .344 .663 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Eddie Murray 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .284 .352 .498 .850 -0.087 1.42 0.060 -0.147 -0.1 10 0
Doug DeCinces 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .268 .329 .499 .828 -0.067 1.51 0.050 -0.117 -0.7 0 4
Lee May DH 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .252 .293 .421 .714 0.190 1.59 0.273 -0.082 0.4 HR
Andres Mora LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .224 .271 .374 .645 0.025 1.72 0.113 -0.089 -0.1 2 0
   Mike Dimmel PR-LF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Terry Crowley PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .247 .306 .273 .579 0.102 0.92 0.102 0.000 1.9 2B
   Mike Anderson LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .103 .188 .172 .360 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rick Dempsey C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .261 .323 .350 .673 -0.066 1.09 0.000 -0.066 -0.9 6 1
Carlos Lopez CF-RF 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .250 .287 .357 .644 0.062 1.66 0.111 -0.050 0.2 2 0
Jim Palmer P 0 0
   Don Stanhouse P 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 6 4 3 7 35 .188 .257 .313 .570 0.147 1.33 0.882 -0.737 0.5 27 8
2B: T Crowley (2, off D Drago).
HR: L May (22, off B Sprowl, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: L May 4; T Crowley 2; K Garcia; C Lopez; D DeCinces; E Murray.
RBI: T Crowley 2 (12); L May (72); C Lopez (19).
2-out RBI: T Crowley 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Dempsey-R Dauer.
E: C Lopez (2).
Baserunning
SB: K Garcia (5, 2nd base off B Sprowl/C Fisk).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bobby Sprowl, L (0-1) 7 5 4 3 3 5 1 3.86 31 55 -0.096 1.40 0.1
Dick Drago 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.34 4 2 2 -0.051 0.73 -0.6
Team Totals 8 6 4 3 3 7 1 3.38 35 55 2 2 -0.147 1.33 -0.5
B Sprowl faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Palmer, W (18-12) 8 5 1 1 1 4 0 2.48 30 71 0.325 1.24 2.5
Don Stanhouse, S (21) 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.94 4 0 0 0.028 0.40 0.4
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 2 6 0 1.00 34 71 0 0 0.353 1.14 3.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Dave Phillips, 2B - Larry McCoy, 3B - Steve Palermo.
Time of Game: 2:58.
Attendance: 15,644.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Baltimore Orioles
1 Rick Burleson SS 1 Kiko Garcia SS
2 Fred Lynn CF 2 Rich Dauer 2B
3 Jim Rice LF 3 Ken Singleton RF
4 Carl Yastrzemski DH 4 Eddie Murray 1B
5 Carlton Fisk C 5 Doug DeCinces 3B
6 Jack Brohamer 2B 6 Lee May DH
7 Dwight Evans RF 7 Andres Mora LF
8 George Scott 1B 8 Rick Dempsey C
9 Butch Hobson 3B 9 Carlos Lopez CF
Bobby Sprowl P Jim Palmer P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 0-1 0 --- R BAL L. May B. Sprowl 24% 58% Home Run
t2 0-0 1 1-- R BOS D. Evans J. Palmer -16% 34% Double to RF; Fisk Scores; Evans to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm
b7 1-1 0 --- BAL A. Mora B. Sprowl 11% 70% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Mora to 2B
b7 1-1 1 --3 R BAL C. Lopez B. Sprowl 11% 80% Single to RF; Dimmel Scores/unER
b6 0-1 1 --3 O BAL E. Murray B. Sprowl -11% 36% Groundout: SS-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson J. Palmer 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- BOS F. Lynn J. Palmer -2% 50% Single to RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O BOS J. Rice J. Palmer 3% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 1-- O BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Palmer 2% 55% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Bobby Sprowl facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- BAL K. Garcia B. Sprowl 4% 58% Single to LF
b1 0-0 0 1-- BAL R. Dauer B. Sprowl 3% 61% Garcia Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- O BAL R. Dauer B. Sprowl -4% 57% Flyball: 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O BAL K. Singleton B. Sprowl -3% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B; Garcia to 3B
b1 0-0 2 --3 O BAL E. Murray B. Sprowl -4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- BOS C. Fisk J. Palmer -4% 46% Single to LF
t2 0-0 0 1-- O BOS J. Brohamer J. Palmer 4% 50% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 1-- R BOS D. Evans J. Palmer -16% 34% Double to RF; Fisk Scores; Evans to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm
t2 1-0 1 --3 O BOS G. Scott J. Palmer 6% 39% Lineout: 1B
t2 1-0 2 --3 O BOS B. Hobson J. Palmer 3% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Bobby Sprowl facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- O BAL D. DeCinces B. Sprowl -2% 40% Strikeout
b2 0-1 1 --- BAL L. May B. Sprowl 3% 43% Walk
b2 0-1 1 1-- O BAL A. Mora B. Sprowl -3% 40% Strikeout
b2 0-1 2 1-- O BAL R. Dempsey B. Sprowl -2% 38% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Orioles 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- BOS R. Burleson J. Palmer -3% 34% Single to CF
t3 1-0 0 1-- O BOS F. Lynn J. Palmer 3% 37% Flyball: CF
t3 1-0 1 1-- OO BOS J. Rice J. Palmer 5% 42% Double Play: Strikeout, Burleson Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Bobby Sprowl facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- O BAL C. Lopez B. Sprowl -3% 39% Strikeout
b3 0-1 1 --- O BAL K. Garcia B. Sprowl -2% 38% Flyball: RF
b3 0-1 2 --- O BAL R. Dauer B. Sprowl -1% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Orioles 0.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Palmer 2% 39% Foul Flyball: 1B
t4 1-0 1 --- O BOS C. Fisk J. Palmer 1% 40% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-0 2 --- O BOS J. Brohamer J. Palmer 1% 41% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Bobby Sprowl facing 3-4-5
b4 0-1 0 --- O BAL K. Singleton B. Sprowl -3% 38% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-1 1 --- BAL E. Murray B. Sprowl 3% 41% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Murray to 1B
b4 0-1 1 1-- BAL D. DeCinces B. Sprowl 5% 47% Single to 2B; Murray to 2B
b4 0-1 1 12- O BAL L. May B. Sprowl -6% 40% Flyball: RF
b4 0-1 2 12- O BAL A. Mora B. Sprowl -6% 35% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 1, Orioles 0.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 7-8-9
t5 1-0 0 --- O BOS D. Evans J. Palmer 2% 37% Flyball: RF
t5 1-0 1 --- O BOS G. Scott J. Palmer 2% 38% Flyball: RF
t5 1-0 2 --- O BOS B. Hobson J. Palmer 1% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Bobby Sprowl facing 8-9-1
b5 0-1 0 --- O BAL R. Dempsey B. Sprowl -3% 36% Flyball: 3B
b5 0-1 1 --- O BAL C. Lopez B. Sprowl -2% 34% Flyball: 1B
b5 0-1 2 --- O BAL K. Garcia B. Sprowl -2% 32% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Orioles 0.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 1-2-3
t6 1-0 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson J. Palmer 2% 35% Flyball: LF
t6 1-0 1 --- O BOS F. Lynn J. Palmer 2% 36% Flyball: RF
t6 1-0 2 --- BOS J. Rice J. Palmer -1% 35% Walk
t6 1-0 2 1-- O BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Palmer 2% 37% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Bobby Sprowl facing 2-3-4
b6 0-1 0 --- BAL R. Dauer B. Sprowl 7% 44% Walk
b6 0-1 0 1-- O BAL K. Singleton B. Sprowl 3% 47% Lineout: SS; Dauer to 3B/Adv on E6 (throw to 1B)
b6 0-1 1 --3 O BAL E. Murray B. Sprowl -11% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-1 2 --3 O BAL D. DeCinces B. Sprowl -7% 29% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Orioles 0.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 5-6-7
t7 1-0 0 --- BOS C. Fisk J. Palmer -7% 22% Reached on E8 (Fly Ball); Fisk to 2B
t7 1-0 0 -2- O BOS J. Brohamer J. Palmer 1% 23% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Fisk to 3B
t7 1-0 1 --3 O BOS D. Evans J. Palmer 7% 30% Strikeout
t7 1-0 2 --3 O BOS G. Scott J. Palmer 4% 34% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Bobby Sprowl facing 6-7-8
b7 0-1 0 --- R BAL L. May B. Sprowl 24% 58% Home Run
b7 1-1 0 --- BAL A. Mora B. Sprowl 11% 70% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Mora to 2B
Mike Dimmel pinch runs for Andres Mora (LF) batting 7th
b7 1-1 0 -2- O BAL R. Dempsey B. Sprowl -0% 69% Groundout: SS-1B; Dimmel to 3B
b7 1-1 1 --3 R BAL C. Lopez B. Sprowl 11% 80% Single to RF; Dimmel Scores/unER
b7 2-1 1 1-- O BAL K. Garcia B. Sprowl -2% 78% Strikeout
b7 2-1 2 1-- O BAL R. Dauer B. Sprowl -2% 76% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Orioles 2.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 9-1-2
Mark Belanger replaces Kiko Garcia playing SS batting 1st
Mike Dimmel moves from PR to LF
t8 1-2 0 --- BOS B. Hobson J. Palmer -9% 68% Single to LF
Jerry Remy pinch runs for Butch Hobson (3B) batting 9th
t8 1-2 0 1-- O BOS R. Burleson J. Palmer 4% 71% Groundout: SS-1B; Remy to 2B
t8 1-2 1 -2- O BOS F. Lynn J. Palmer 8% 80% Flyball: CF
t8 1-2 2 -2- O BOS J. Rice J. Palmer 8% 88% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-1, Red Sox' Bobby Sprowl facing 3-4-5
Jerry Remy moves from PR to 2B
Jack Brohamer moves from 2B to 3B
b8 2-1 0 --- BAL K. Singleton B. Sprowl 2% 90% Walk
Larry Harlow pinch runs for Ken Singleton (RF) batting 3rd
b8 2-1 0 1-- BAL E. Murray B. Sprowl 3% 92% Single to LF; Harlow to 2B
Dick Drago replaces Bobby Sprowl pitching
b8 2-1 0 12- O BAL D. DeCinces D. Drago -3% 90% Strikeout
b8 2-1 1 12- O BAL L. May D. Drago -2% 87% Flyball: RF
Terry Crowley pinch hits for Mike Dimmel (LF) batting 7th
b8 2-1 2 12- RR BAL T. Crowley D. Drago 10% 98% Double; Harlow Scores; Murray Scores
b8 4-1 2 -2- O BAL R. Dempsey D. Drago -0% 97% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Orioles 4.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-4, Orioles' Don Stanhouse facing 4-5-6
Don Stanhouse replaces Jim Palmer pitching
Mike Anderson replaces Terry Crowley (PH) playing LF batting 7th
Larry Harlow moves from PR to CF
Carlos Lopez moves from CF to RF
t9 1-4 0 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski D. Stanhouse 2% 99% Strikeout
t9 1-4 1 --- O BOS C. Fisk D. Stanhouse 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 1-4 2 --- BOS J. Brohamer D. Stanhouse -1% 99% Walk
t9 1-4 2 1-- O BOS D. Evans D. Stanhouse 1% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Orioles 4.

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