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Standings
NYY
@BOS
13
2
KCR
@CAL
9
7
SEA
@CHW
2
3
CLE
@DET
3
6
MIL
@MIN
3
0
TEX
@OAK
4
11
BAL
@TOR
5
4
SFG
@ATL
8
5
SDP
@CIN
3
2
LAD
@HOU
0
5
CHC
@MON
4
2
 
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PIT
@NYM
2
3
STL
@PHI
0
1
STL
@PHI
1
2
Friday, September 8, 1978, 7:38PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 33,134, Time of Game: 2:55
Yankees
13
84-56
 Won 4 
2nd, 2 GB
at Red Sox
2
86-54
 Lost 2 
1st
W: Jim Beattie (4-7)
L: Jim Wright (8-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         2  6  0   0  2  1   0  2  0   13 17  1
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    2  6  7

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mickey Rivers CF 3 2 3 0 0 0 .271 .705 0.101 0.67 0.101 0.000 1.5 0 0 SB
   Paul Blair PR-CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .495 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.8 1 0
Willie Randolph 2B 4 1 2 1 1 0 .274 .740 0.032 0.35 0.046 -0.014 1.6 1 2
   Fred Stanley 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .624 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 1
Thurman Munson C 4 1 0 0 1 1 .291 .703 -0.028 0.39 0.009 -0.037 -1.6 5 0 GDP
   Mike Heath C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .596 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 3 0
Reggie Jackson DH 3 1 1 3 0 1 .281 .842 0.090 0.63 0.108 -0.018 2.2 HR
   Cliff Johnson PH 3 0 0 0 0 1 .186 .639 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.6
Chris Chambliss 1B 5 3 2 1 0 0 .288 .731 0.084 0.22 0.085 -0.001 1.6 5 1
   Jim Spencer 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .767 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Graig Nettles 3B 5 0 1 1 0 0 .274 .798 -0.015 0.15 0.004 -0.019 0.5 1 0
   Dennis Sherrill 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Lou Piniella RF-LF 4 2 3 2 0 0 .314 .813 0.097 0.25 0.097 0.000 2.9 3 0 HR,3B,2B
   Gary Thomasson PH-LF 1 1 1 1 0 0 .230 .671 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.9 2 0
Roy White LF 4 2 2 1 0 0 .260 .741 0.061 0.38 0.067 -0.006 0.4 1 0 SB
   Jay Johnstone RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 .223 .550 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.3 2 0
Bucky Dent SS 4 0 1 2 0 0 .256 .629 -0.007 0.14 0.000 -0.007 -0.1 1 3 SF
   Domingo Ramos SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jim Beattie P 1 1
   Ron Davis P 0 0
Team Totals 46 13 17 12 2 3 .370 .953 0.415 0.27 0.517 -0.102 8.2 27 8
2B: L Piniella (30, off T Burgmeier).
3B: L Piniella (4, off J Wright).
HR: L Piniella (5, off B Lee; 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); R Jackson (21, off T Burgmeier; 2nd inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: B Dent (4, off J Wright).
TB: L Piniella 9; R Jackson 4; M Rivers 3; R White 2; W Randolph 2; C Chambliss 2; J Johnstone; G Nettles; B Dent; G Thomasson.
GIDP: T Munson (16).
RBI: R Jackson 3 (77); B Dent 2 (32); L Piniella 2 (55); R White (38); G Thomasson (35); C Chambliss (83); W Randolph (37); G Nettles (79).
2-out RBI: R Jackson 3; G Thomasson; W Randolph; C Chambliss; L Piniella; B Dent.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 8 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Chambliss-B Dent-J Beattie.
E: M Heath (4).
Baserunning
SB: M Rivers (21, 2nd base off J Wright/C Fisk); R White (9, 2nd base off J Wright/C Fisk).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Burleson SS 4 1 1 0 0 2 .248 .633 -0.026 0.24 0.000 -0.026 -0.1 0 3
Fred Lynn CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .295 .870 0.035 0.21 0.040 -0.005 -0.4 6 0 2B
Jim Rice DH 3 1 1 0 0 0 .325 .999 -0.038 0.34 0.000 -0.038 0.1 HBP
Carl Yastrzemski LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .287 .787 -0.034 0.30 0.000 -0.034 -1.5 4 0 GDP
Carlton Fisk C 3 0 1 1 1 0 .298 .889 -0.007 0.07 0.000 -0.008 0.9 3 0
Jack Brohamer 2B 4 0 1 1 0 2 .240 .618 -0.005 0.05 0.000 -0.005 0.4 2 2
Dwight Evans RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 .254 .801 -0.002 0.05 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 3 0
   Garry Hancock RF 2 0 1 0 0 0 .222 .497 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 0.1 1 0
George Scott 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .239 .706 -0.006 0.08 0.000 -0.006 -1.2 8 0
Butch Hobson 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .245 .720 -0.004 0.05 0.000 -0.004 -0.9 0 3
Jim Wright P 0 0
   Tom Burgmeier P 0 0
   Bill Lee P 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 6 2 1 8 .188 .454 -0.087 0.16 0.040 -0.128 -2.8 27 8
2B: F Lynn (30, off J Beattie).
HBP: J Rice (5, by J Beattie).
TB: F Lynn 2; J Rice; R Burleson; J Brohamer; G Hancock; C Fisk.
GIDP: C Yastrzemski (9).
RBI: J Brohamer (23); C Fisk (79).
2-out RBI: J Brohamer; C Fisk.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Burleson-J Brohamer-G Scott.
E: C Fisk 2 (16); D Evans 2 (6); G Scott (8); R Burleson (14); T Burgmeier (1).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Beattie, W (4-7) 8.2 6 2 0 1 8 0 3.70 33 75 0.087 0.16 2.2
Ron Davis 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 54.00 1 2 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 2 0 1 8 0 0.00 34 75 2 0 0.087 0.16 2.8

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Wright, L (8-3) 1.1 4 4 2 0 0 0 3.25 9 34 -0.278 0.93 -3.2
Tom Burgmeier 0.2 4 4 3 1 0 1 4.59 8 0 0 -0.134 0.33 -3.7
Bill Lee 7 9 5 1 1 3 1 3.50 32 0 0 -0.001 0.03 -1.3
Team Totals 9 17 13 6 2 3 2 6.00 49 34 0 0 -0.413 0.27 -8.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Beattie (6; J Rice).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Marty Springstead, 1B - Rich Garcia, 2B - Jim Evans, 3B - Durwood Merrill.
Time of Game: 2:55.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 66° F, Night, No Precipitation.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 4-0 2 12- RRR NYY R. Jackson T. Burgmeier 11% 94% Home Run; Rivers Scores; Munson Scores
t1 1-0 2 -2- R NYY C. Chambliss J. Wright 8% 66% Single to CF; Randolph Scores/unER
t2 2-0 0 --- NYY L. Piniella J. Wright 7% 77% Triple to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- NYY W. Randolph J. Wright 5% 59% Rivers Steals 2B; Rivers to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b1 0-2 1 --- BOS F. Lynn J. Beattie -4% 63% Double to LF

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Jim Wright facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYY M. Rivers J. Wright 3% 53% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- NYY W. Randolph J. Wright 5% 59% Rivers Steals 2B; Rivers to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t1 0-0 0 --3 R NYY W. Randolph J. Wright 4% 63% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Rivers Scores/No RBI/unER
t1 1-0 0 1-- O NYY T. Munson J. Wright -3% 60% Flyball: LF
t1 1-0 1 1-- O NYY R. Jackson J. Wright -2% 58% Groundout: SS-1B; Randolph to 2B
t1 1-0 2 -2- R NYY C. Chambliss J. Wright 8% 66% Single to CF; Randolph Scores/unER
t1 2-0 2 1-- O NYY G. Nettles J. Wright -2% 64% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson J. Beattie 2% 67% Strikeout
b1 0-2 1 --- BOS F. Lynn J. Beattie -4% 63% Double to LF
b1 0-2 1 -2- O BOS J. Rice J. Beattie 4% 66% Flyball: RF
b1 0-2 2 -2- O BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Beattie 3% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Jim Wright facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- NYY L. Piniella J. Wright 7% 77% Triple to RF
t2 2-0 0 --3 R NYY R. White J. Wright 3% 80% Single to RF; Piniella Scores
t2 3-0 0 1-- NYY B. Dent J. Wright 4% 83% White Steals 2B; White to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t2 3-0 0 --3 RO NYY B. Dent J. Wright -0% 83% Lineout: LF/Sacrifice Fly; White Scores
Tom Burgmeier replaces Jim Wright pitching
t2 4-0 1 --- NYY M. Rivers T. Burgmeier 1% 84% Single to CF
t2 4-0 1 1-- O NYY W. Randolph T. Burgmeier -1% 83% Flyball: CF
t2 4-0 2 1-- NYY T. Munson T. Burgmeier 1% 84% Walk; Rivers to 2B
t2 4-0 2 12- RRR NYY R. Jackson T. Burgmeier 11% 94% Home Run; Rivers Scores; Munson Scores
t2 7-0 2 --- NYY C. Chambliss T. Burgmeier 0% 95% Single to RF
t2 7-0 2 1-- NYY G. Nettles T. Burgmeier 0% 95% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Chambliss to 2B
t2 7-0 2 12- R NYY L. Piniella T. Burgmeier 2% 97% Double to LF; Chambliss Scores/unER; Nettles to 3B
t2 8-0 2 -23 O NYY R. White T. Burgmeier -1% 96% Flyball: LF
6 runs, 6 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 8, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-8, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 5-6-7
b2 0-8 0 --- O BOS C. Fisk J. Beattie 1% 97% Flyball: 2B
b2 0-8 1 --- O BOS J. Brohamer J. Beattie 0% 97% Strikeout
b2 0-8 2 --- O BOS D. Evans J. Beattie 0% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 8, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 8-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 9-1-2
Bill Lee replaces Tom Burgmeier pitching
t3 8-0 0 --- O NYY B. Dent B. Lee -0% 97% Flyball: CF
t3 8-0 1 --- NYY M. Rivers B. Lee 0% 97% Single to 1B
Paul Blair pinch runs for Mickey Rivers (CF) batting 1st
t3 8-0 1 1-- NYY W. Randolph B. Lee 0% 98% Single to LF; Blair to 2B
t3 8-0 1 12- OO NYY T. Munson B. Lee -1% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 8, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-8, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 8-9-1
Paul Blair moves from PR to CF
b3 0-8 0 --- O BOS G. Scott J. Beattie 1% 98% Lineout: RF
b3 0-8 1 --- O BOS B. Hobson J. Beattie 0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-8 2 --- O BOS R. Burleson J. Beattie 0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 8, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 8-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 4-5-6
t4 8-0 0 --- O NYY R. Jackson B. Lee -0% 98% Strikeout
t4 8-0 1 --- O NYY C. Chambliss B. Lee -0% 98% Flyball: CF
t4 8-0 2 --- O NYY G. Nettles B. Lee -0% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 8, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-8, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 2-3-4
b4 0-8 0 --- O BOS F. Lynn J. Beattie 0% 98% Flyball: LF
b4 0-8 1 --- O BOS J. Rice J. Beattie 0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
b4 0-8 2 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Beattie 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 8, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 8-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 7-8-9
t5 8-0 0 --- R NYY L. Piniella B. Lee 1% 99% Home Run
t5 9-0 0 --- NYY R. White B. Lee 0% 99% Single to LF
t5 9-0 0 1-- O NYY B. Dent B. Lee -0% 99% Flyball: CF
t5 9-0 1 1-- O NYY P. Blair B. Lee -0% 99% Popfly: RF; White to 2B/Adv on E9 (throw to 1B)
t5 9-0 2 -2- R NYY W. Randolph B. Lee 0% 100% Single to RF; White Scores/unER
t5 10-0 2 1-- O NYY T. Munson B. Lee -0% 99% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 10, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-10, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 5-6-7
b5 0-10 0 --- O BOS C. Fisk J. Beattie 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-10 1 --- O BOS J. Brohamer J. Beattie 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b5 0-10 2 --- O BOS D. Evans J. Beattie 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 10, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 10-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 4-5-6
Cliff Johnson pinch hits for Reggie Jackson (DH) batting 4th
t6 10-0 0 --- O NYY C. Johnson B. Lee -0% 100% Strikeout
t6 10-0 1 --- NYY C. Chambliss B. Lee 0% 100% Reached on E9 (Fly Ball); Chambliss to 2B
t6 10-0 1 -2- R NYY G. Nettles B. Lee 0% 100% Single to RF; Chambliss Scores/unER
t6 11-0 1 1-- O NYY L. Piniella B. Lee 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B; Nettles to 2B
t6 11-0 2 -2- O NYY R. White B. Lee 0% 100% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 11, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-11, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 8-9-1
Lou Piniella moves from RF to LF
Jay Johnstone replaces Roy White (LF) playing RF batting 8th
b6 0-11 0 --- O BOS G. Scott J. Beattie 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b6 0-11 1 --- O BOS B. Hobson J. Beattie 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b6 0-11 2 --- O BOS R. Burleson J. Beattie 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 11, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 11-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 9-1-2
Garry Hancock replaces Dwight Evans playing RF batting 7th
t7 11-0 0 --- O NYY B. Dent B. Lee 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 11-0 1 --- O NYY P. Blair B. Lee 0% 100% Popfly: LF
t7 11-0 2 --- NYY W. Randolph B. Lee 0% 100% Walk
t7 11-0 2 1-- O NYY T. Munson B. Lee 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 11, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-11, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 2-3-4
Fred Stanley replaces Willie Randolph playing 2B batting 2nd
b7 0-11 0 --- O BOS F. Lynn J. Beattie 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B
b7 0-11 1 --- BOS J. Rice J. Beattie -0% 100% Single to LF
b7 0-11 1 1-- OO BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Beattie 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 11, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 11-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 4-5-6
t8 11-0 0 --- O NYY C. Johnson B. Lee 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 11-0 1 --- NYY C. Chambliss B. Lee 0% 100% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
t8 11-0 1 1-- O NYY G. Nettles B. Lee 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Chambliss to 2B
Gary Thomasson pinch hits for Lou Piniella (LF) batting 7th
t8 11-0 2 -2- R NYY G. Thomasson B. Lee 0% 100% Single to RF; Chambliss Scores/unER
t8 12-0 2 1-- NYY J. Johnstone B. Lee 0% 100% Single to RF; Thomasson to 3B
t8 12-0 2 1-3 R NYY B. Dent B. Lee 0% 100% Single to CF; Thomasson Scores/unER; Johnstone to 2B
t8 13-0 2 12- O NYY P. Blair B. Lee 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Yankees 13, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-13, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 5-6-7
Mike Heath replaces Thurman Munson playing C batting 3rd
Jim Spencer replaces Chris Chambliss playing 1B batting 5th
Dennis Sherrill replaces Graig Nettles playing 3B batting 6th
Gary Thomasson moves from PH to LF
b8 0-13 0 --- BOS C. Fisk J. Beattie -0% 100% Walk
b8 0-13 0 1-- O BOS J. Brohamer J. Beattie 0% 100% Strikeout
b8 0-13 1 1-- BOS G. Hancock J. Beattie -0% 100% Single to LF; Fisk to 3B
b8 0-13 1 1-3 O BOS G. Scott J. Beattie 0% 100% Strikeout
b8 0-13 2 1-3 O BOS B. Hobson J. Beattie 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 13, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 13-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 2-3-4
t9 13-0 0 --- O NYY F. Stanley B. Lee 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 13-0 1 --- O NYY M. Heath B. Lee 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 13-0 2 --- O NYY C. Johnson B. Lee 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 13, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-13, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 1-2-3
Domingo Ramos replaces Bucky Dent playing SS batting 9th
b9 0-13 0 --- BOS R. Burleson J. Beattie 0% 100% Single to LF
b9 0-13 0 1-- O BOS F. Lynn J. Beattie 0% 100% Flyball: LF
b9 0-13 1 1-- BOS J. Rice J. Beattie 0% 100% Hit By Pitch; Burleson to 2B
b9 0-13 1 12- O BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Beattie 0% 100% Flyball: LF
b9 0-13 2 12- BOS C. Fisk J. Beattie 0% 100% E2 on Foul Ball
b9 0-13 2 12- R BOS C. Fisk J. Beattie 0% 100% Single to LF; Burleson Scores/unER; Rice to 2B
b9 1-13 2 12- R BOS J. Brohamer J. Beattie 0% 100% Single to CF; Rice Scores/unER; Fisk to 3B
Ron Davis replaces Jim Beattie pitching
b9 2-13 2 1-3 O BOS G. Hancock R. Davis 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Yankees 13, Red Sox 2.

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