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TEX
@BAL
11
2
MIL
@BOS
4
5
NYY
@CHW
6
4
KCR
@DET
8
7
SEA
@MIN
2
11
CLE
@TOR
1
4
CIN
@HOU
6
4
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@NYM
0
6
PIT
@NYM
5
7
CHC
@PHI
0
2
LAD
@SFG
2
3
 
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Wednesday, April 20, 1983, 7:40PM
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 6,947, Time of Game: 2:35
Rangers
11
8-5
 Won 1 
2nd, 1 GB
at Orioles
2
7-5
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Mike Smithson (2-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         1  0  7   0  0  1   1  1  0   11 16  1
Orioles         0  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  8  4

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mickey Rivers DH 5 3 4 1 0 0 5 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.125 0.56 0.125 0.000 2.8
Mike Richardt 2B 5 0 1 2 0 0 5 .214 .211 .339 .550 0.075 0.84 0.126 -0.052 1.3 4 2
Billy Sample LF 5 2 3 3 0 0 5 .296 .339 .500 .839 -0.005 0.80 0.108 -0.113 1.1 6 0 HR,GDP
Larry Biittner 1B 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .333 .400 .500 .900 0.164 0.57 0.170 -0.005 0.8 9 0 2B
Buddy Bell 3B 5 1 0 1 0 1 5 .214 .228 .286 .514 0.043 0.66 0.076 -0.034 -0.2 1 2
Pete O'Brien RF 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .189 .268 .243 .512 0.110 0.56 0.133 -0.024 0.8 2 0 2B
Jim Sundberg C 5 1 3 2 0 0 5 .227 .239 .273 .512 0.107 0.38 0.108 -0.001 1.4 2 0
George Wright CF 5 2 1 0 0 0 5 .292 .320 .354 .674 -0.021 0.39 0.015 -0.035 -0.7 2 0 GDP
Bucky Dent SS 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .273 .294 .364 .658 -0.040 0.32 0.001 -0.041 -0.7 1 7
Mike Smithson P 0 3
Team Totals 45 11 16 11 0 4 45 .356 .356 .467 .822 0.558 0.56 0.862 -0.305 6.6 27 14
2B: L Biittner (1, off D Martinez); P O'Brien (2, off D Martinez).
HR: B Sample (2, off T Stoddard, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: B Sample 6; M Rivers 4; J Sundberg 3; L Biittner 3; P O'Brien 2; B Dent; G Wright; M Richardt.
GIDP: G Wright (2); B Sample (1).
RBI: B Sample 3 (7); J Sundberg 2 (6); M Richardt 2 (7); B Bell (7); P O'Brien (2); L Biittner (2); M Rivers (2).
2-out RBI: M Richardt 2; L Biittner; M Rivers.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 8 for 17.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Richardt-B Dent-L Biittner.
E: L Biittner (2).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Bumbry CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .290 .421 .323 .744 -0.041 0.41 0.000 -0.041 -1.0 2 0
Dan Ford RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .375 .432 .475 .907 0.015 0.27 0.026 -0.011 -0.3 3 0
Cal Ripken SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .360 .400 .520 .920 -0.048 0.40 0.009 -0.057 0.1 1 4 GDP
Eddie Murray 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .378 .462 .556 1.017 0.120 0.43 0.129 -0.009 0.7 11 0 HR
John Lowenstein LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .367 .444 .567 1.011 0.029 0.47 0.046 -0.017 0.1 1 0
Jim Dwyer DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .333 .440 .524 .964 -0.027 0.61 0.018 -0.045 -0.7
Rich Dauer 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .239 .286 .370 .655 -0.046 0.61 0.000 -0.046 -1.3 3 7
Leo Hernandez 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .244 .311 .488 .799 0.086 0.44 0.104 -0.018 0.6 2 3
Rick Dempsey C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .115 .138 .231 .369 -0.032 0.29 0.000 -0.032 -0.8 4 1
Dennis Martinez P 0 0
   Don Welchel P 0 0
   Tim Stoddard P 0 0
Team Totals 35 2 8 2 1 2 36 .229 .250 .314 .564 0.056 0.44 0.332 -0.276 -2.4 27 15
HR: E Murray (2, off M Smithson, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: E Murray 5; C Ripken 2; D Ford; J Lowenstein; L Hernandez; J Dwyer.
GIDP: C Ripken (2).
RBI: L Hernandez (6); E Murray (11).
2-out RBI: L Hernandez.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Dauer-C Ripken-E Murray; C Ripken-R Dauer-E Murray.
E: E Murray 2 (2); C Ripken (4); D Martinez (1).

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Smithson, W (2-0) 9 8 2 2 1 2 1 2.45 36 64 -0.057 0.44 2.4
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 1 2 1 2.00 36 64 -0.057 0.44 2.4

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Martinez, L (1-3) 2.1 6 6 0 0 0 0 4.58 15 33 -0.411 1.27 -3.9
Don Welchel 4.2 9 4 3 0 1 0 4.91 23 2 2 -0.146 0.27 -2.6
Tim Stoddard 2 1 1 1 0 3 1 1.93 7 0 0 -0.001 0.00 -0.0
Team Totals 9 16 11 2 0 4 1 2.00 45 33 2 2 -0.558 0.56 -6.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Rick Reed, 2B - Ken Kaiser, 3B - Rocky Roe.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: 6,947.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 47° F.

Starting Lineups

Texas Rangers         Baltimore Orioles
1 Mickey Rivers DH 1 Al Bumbry CF
2 Mike Richardt 2B 2 Dan Ford RF
3 Billy Sample LF 3 Cal Ripken SS
4 Larry Biittner 1B 4 Eddie Murray 1B
5 Buddy Bell 3B 5 John Lowenstein LF
6 Pete O'Brien RF 6 Jim Dwyer DH
7 Jim Sundberg C 7 Rich Dauer 2B
8 George Wright CF 8 Leo Hernandez 3B
9 Bucky Dent SS 9 Rick Dempsey C
Mike Smithson P Dennis Martinez P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 3-2 1 12- R TEX P. O'Brien D. Martinez 13% 78% Double to LF; Biittner Scores/unER; Bell to 3B
b2 0-1 0 --- R BAL E. Murray M. Smithson -11% 45% Home Run
t1 0-0 0 12- OO TEX B. Sample D. Martinez -10% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Rivers to 3B
b2 1-1 2 -2- R BAL L. Hernandez M. Smithson -10% 36% Single to RF; Lowenstein Scores
t1 0-0 2 --3 R TEX L. Biittner D. Martinez 10% 59% Double to RF; Rivers Scores/unER

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' Dennis Martinez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- TEX M. Rivers D. Martinez 4% 54% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- TEX M. Richardt D. Martinez 5% 59% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Rivers to 2B; Richardt to 1B
t1 0-0 0 12- OO TEX B. Sample D. Martinez -10% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Rivers to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 R TEX L. Biittner D. Martinez 10% 59% Double to RF; Rivers Scores/unER
t1 1-0 2 -2- O TEX B. Bell D. Martinez -3% 56% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Mike Smithson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O BAL A. Bumbry M. Smithson 2% 58% Flyball: LF
b1 0-1 1 --- BAL D. Ford M. Smithson -3% 55% Single to RF
b1 0-1 1 1-- OO BAL C. Ripken M. Smithson 5% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Orioles 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Dennis Martinez facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O TEX P. O'Brien D. Martinez -2% 59% Flyball: RF
t2 1-0 1 --- TEX J. Sundberg D. Martinez 2% 61% Single to LF
t2 1-0 1 1-- O TEX G. Wright D. Martinez -3% 58% Flyball: 3B
t2 1-0 2 1-- O TEX B. Dent D. Martinez -2% 56% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Mike Smithson facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- R BAL E. Murray M. Smithson -11% 45% Home Run
b2 1-1 0 --- BAL J. Lowenstein M. Smithson -4% 41% Single to RF
b2 1-1 0 1-- O BAL J. Dwyer M. Smithson 3% 45% Foul Flyball: 3B
b2 1-1 1 1-- O BAL R. Dauer M. Smithson 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B; Lowenstein to 2B
b2 1-1 2 -2- R BAL L. Hernandez M. Smithson -10% 36% Single to RF; Lowenstein Scores
b2 2-1 2 1-- O BAL R. Dempsey M. Smithson 2% 38% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Orioles 2.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-2, Orioles' Dennis Martinez facing 1-2-3
t3 1-2 0 --- TEX M. Rivers D. Martinez 7% 46% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Rivers to 2B
t3 1-2 0 -2- O TEX M. Richardt D. Martinez -5% 41% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-2 1 -2- R TEX B. Sample D. Martinez 10% 50% Single to CF; Rivers Scores/unER
t3 2-2 1 1-- TEX L. Biittner D. Martinez 7% 58% Single to RF; Sample to 3B
t3 2-2 1 1-3 R TEX B. Bell D. Martinez 8% 65% Fielder's Choice P; Sample Scores/unER; Biittner to 2B/Adv on E1; Bell to 1B
t3 3-2 1 12- R TEX P. O'Brien D. Martinez 13% 78% Double to LF; Biittner Scores/unER; Bell to 3B
Don Welchel replaces Dennis Martinez pitching
t3 4-2 1 -23 RR TEX J. Sundberg D. Welchel 8% 87% Single to CF; Bell Scores/unER; O'Brien Scores/unER
t3 6-2 1 1-- TEX G. Wright D. Welchel 1% 88% Single to 3B; Sundberg to 2B
t3 6-2 1 12- O TEX B. Dent D. Welchel -2% 86% Strikeout
t3 6-2 2 12- TEX M. Rivers D. Welchel 1% 87% Single to 3B; Sundberg to 3B; Wright to 2B
t3 6-2 2 123 RR TEX M. Richardt D. Welchel 7% 94% Single to RF; Sundberg Scores/Team unER; Wright Scores/Team unER; Rivers to 3B; Richardt to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t3 8-2 2 -23 O TEX B. Sample D. Welchel -1% 93% Flyball: RF
7 runs, 7 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 8, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-8, Rangers' Mike Smithson facing 1-2-3
b3 2-8 0 --- O BAL A. Bumbry M. Smithson 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 2-8 1 --- O BAL D. Ford M. Smithson 1% 95% Flyball: RF
b3 2-8 2 --- O BAL C. Ripken M. Smithson 0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 8, Orioles 2.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 8-2, Orioles' Don Welchel facing 4-5-6
t4 8-2 0 --- O TEX L. Biittner D. Welchel -0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 8-2 1 --- O TEX B. Bell D. Welchel -0% 95% Flyball: CF
t4 8-2 2 --- O TEX P. O'Brien D. Welchel -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 8, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-8, Rangers' Mike Smithson facing 4-5-6
b4 2-8 0 --- BAL E. Murray M. Smithson -2% 93% Single to RF
b4 2-8 0 1-- O BAL J. Lowenstein M. Smithson 2% 95% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
b4 2-8 1 1-- BAL J. Dwyer M. Smithson -2% 93% Single to RF; Lowenstein to 2B
b4 2-8 1 12- O BAL R. Dauer M. Smithson 2% 95% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Lowenstein to 3B
b4 2-8 2 1-3 O BAL L. Hernandez M. Smithson 2% 97% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 8, Orioles 2.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 8-2, Orioles' Don Welchel facing 7-8-9
t5 8-2 0 --- TEX J. Sundberg D. Welchel 0% 97% Single to CF
t5 8-2 0 1-- OO TEX G. Wright D. Welchel -1% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t5 8-2 2 --- O TEX B. Dent D. Welchel -0% 96% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 8, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-8, Rangers' Mike Smithson facing 9-1-2
b5 2-8 0 --- O BAL R. Dempsey M. Smithson 1% 97% Groundout: P-1B
b5 2-8 1 --- O BAL A. Bumbry M. Smithson 1% 97% Flyball: LF
b5 2-8 2 --- O BAL D. Ford M. Smithson 0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 8, Orioles 2.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 8-2, Orioles' Don Welchel facing 1-2-3
t6 8-2 0 --- TEX M. Rivers D. Welchel 0% 98% Single to LF
t6 8-2 0 1-- O TEX M. Richardt D. Welchel -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B; Rivers to 2B
t6 8-2 1 -2- R TEX B. Sample D. Welchel 1% 99% Single to LF; Rivers Scores; Sample to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t6 9-2 1 -2- O TEX L. Biittner D. Welchel -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 9-2 2 -2- O TEX B. Bell D. Welchel -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 9, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-9, Rangers' Mike Smithson facing 3-4-5
b6 2-9 0 --- BAL C. Ripken M. Smithson -1% 98% Single to CF
b6 2-9 0 1-- O BAL E. Murray M. Smithson 1% 98% Flyball: LF
b6 2-9 1 1-- BAL J. Lowenstein M. Smithson -1% 98% Walk; Ripken to 2B
b6 2-9 1 12- O BAL J. Dwyer M. Smithson 1% 99% Flyball: LF
b6 2-9 2 12- O BAL R. Dauer M. Smithson 1% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 9, Orioles 2.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 9-2, Orioles' Don Welchel facing 6-7-8
t7 9-2 0 --- O TEX P. O'Brien D. Welchel -0% 99% Lineout: 2B
t7 9-2 1 --- O TEX J. Sundberg D. Welchel -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 9-2 2 --- TEX G. Wright D. Welchel 0% 99% Reached on E3 (catch) (Ground Ball to C); Wright to 1B
t7 9-2 2 1-- TEX B. Dent D. Welchel 0% 99% Single to LF; Wright to 2B
t7 9-2 2 12- R TEX M. Rivers D. Welchel 0% 100% Single (LF-CF); Wright Scores/unER; Dent to 3B
t7 10-2 2 1-3 O TEX M. Richardt D. Welchel -0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Rangers 10, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-10, Rangers' Mike Smithson facing 8-9-1
b7 2-10 0 --- BAL L. Hernandez M. Smithson -0% 99% Reached on E3 (catch) (Ground Ball to 3B); Hernandez to 1B
b7 2-10 0 1-- O BAL R. Dempsey M. Smithson 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B; Hernandez to 2B
b7 2-10 1 -2- O BAL A. Bumbry M. Smithson 0% 100% Lineout: LF
b7 2-10 2 -2- O BAL D. Ford M. Smithson 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rangers 10, Orioles 2.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 10-2, Orioles' Tim Stoddard facing 3-4-5
Tim Stoddard replaces Don Welchel pitching
t8 10-2 0 --- R TEX B. Sample T. Stoddard 0% 100% Home Run
t8 11-2 0 --- O TEX L. Biittner T. Stoddard -0% 100% Strikeout
t8 11-2 1 --- O TEX B. Bell T. Stoddard 0% 100% Strikeout
t8 11-2 2 --- O TEX P. O'Brien T. Stoddard -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 11, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-11, Rangers' Mike Smithson facing 3-4-5
b8 2-11 0 --- BAL C. Ripken M. Smithson -0% 100% Single to RF
b8 2-11 0 1-- O BAL E. Murray M. Smithson 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b8 2-11 1 1-- O BAL J. Lowenstein M. Smithson 0% 100% Strikeout
b8 2-11 2 1-- O BAL J. Dwyer M. Smithson 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 11, Orioles 2.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 11-2, Orioles' Tim Stoddard facing 7-8-9
t9 11-2 0 --- O TEX J. Sundberg T. Stoddard 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t9 11-2 1 --- O TEX G. Wright T. Stoddard 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 11-2 2 --- O TEX B. Dent T. Stoddard 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 11, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-11, Rangers' Mike Smithson facing 7-8-9
b9 2-11 0 --- O BAL R. Dauer M. Smithson 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 2-11 1 --- O BAL L. Hernandez M. Smithson 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b9 2-11 2 --- O BAL R. Dempsey M. Smithson 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 11, Orioles 2.

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