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Standings
SEA
@BAL
6
7
SEA
@BAL
3
11
OAK
@BOS
3
7
KCR
@CHW
11
6
MIL
@DET
5
4
CLE
@MIN
4
2
CAL
@NYY
5
6
CHC
@HOU
1
6
PHI
@LAD
3
15
CIN
@PIT
6
5
MON
@SDP
3
4
 
(14)
NYM
@SFG
6
5
 
(12)
ATL
@STL
3
7
Tuesday, July 24, 1979, 7:35PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 30,393, Time of Game: 2:33
Athletics
3
26-74
 Lost 4 
7th, 31 GB
at Red Sox
7
59-35
 Won 1 
2nd, 5 GB
L: Mike Morgan (0-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  1  0   0  1  1   0  0  0    3  8  2
Red Sox         2  0  0   0  0  1   2  2  X    7 10  0

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rickey Henderson LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .272 .320 .289 .609 -0.059 1.13 0.050 -0.108 -0.9 1 0 2·SB
Dwayne Murphy CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .262 .411 .369 .780 -0.149 1.37 0.000 -0.149 -1.2 0 0
Mitchell Page DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .231 .311 .334 .645 -0.052 1.25 0.051 -0.103 -0.3
Jeff Newman C 3 1 2 1 1 1 4 .233 .263 .433 .696 0.164 1.33 0.214 -0.049 1.5 1 0 HR,2B
Dave Revering 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .273 .312 .432 .744 -0.004 1.64 0.205 -0.209 -0.1 10 1 3B
Mike Heath RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .297 .355 .396 .752 -0.128 1.22 0.000 -0.128 -1.1 0 0
   Tony Armas RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .238 .281 .384 .665 -0.015 0.56 0.000 -0.015 -0.1 1 0
Wayne Gross 3B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .221 .337 .382 .720 0.121 0.93 0.143 -0.022 0.8 1 5 HR,IW
Rob Picciolo SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .227 .232 .300 .532 -0.105 1.11 0.012 -0.117 -0.6 2 4 2B
Dave Chalk 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .223 .338 .277 .615 0.052 0.91 0.087 -0.036 0.1 7 6
Mike Morgan P 1 0
   Jim Todd P 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 8 3 3 3 37 .235 .297 .529 .827 -0.175 1.19 0.762 -0.936 -2.0 24 16
2B: J Newman (9, off D Eckersley); R Picciolo (6, off D Eckersley).
3B: D Revering (2, off D Eckersley).
HR: J Newman (19, off D Eckersley, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs); W Gross (10, off D Eckersley, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
IBB: W Gross (8, by D Eckersley).
TB: J Newman 6; W Gross 4; D Revering 3; R Picciolo 2; M Page; R Henderson; D Chalk.
RBI: J Newman (55); W Gross (37); D Revering (37).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 3. R Picciolo-D Chalk-D Revering 2; W Gross-D Chalk-D Revering.
E: D Revering (9); J Newman (16).
Baserunning
SB: R Henderson 2 (10, 2nd base off D Eckersley/C Fisk 2).

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 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .276 .316 .378 .694 -0.103 1.16 0.045 -0.148 -1.1 2 4 GDP
Jack Brohamer 2B 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .262 .329 .357 .686 -0.082 0.96 0.024 -0.106 -0.7 0 1
Fred Lynn CF 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .323 .404 .616 1.020 0.180 1.12 0.180 0.000 1.6 2 0
Jim Rice LF 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .321 .380 .569 .949 -0.273 1.81 0.000 -0.273 -2.4 1 0 GDP
Carl Yastrzemski 1B 3 1 2 3 1 0 4 .285 .380 .511 .891 0.387 1.35 0.428 -0.041 2.8 13 3 HR
Bob Watson DH 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .292 .368 .424 .792 0.093 1.08 0.140 -0.047 0.9
Carlton Fisk C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .272 .310 .456 .765 -0.068 1.15 0.033 -0.101 -0.8 4 0
Butch Hobson 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .248 .291 .486 .777 -0.034 0.95 0.059 -0.093 -0.2 2 1 3B,GDP
Dwight Evans RF 3 1 2 3 1 0 4 .275 .373 .470 .843 0.226 1.09 0.237 -0.011 2.5 1 0 HR
Dennis Eckersley P 2 1
Team Totals 32 7 10 6 6 1 38 .312 .421 .563 .984 0.326 1.18 1.146 -0.820 2.6 27 10
3B: B Hobson (4, off J Todd).
HR: C Yastrzemski (17, off M Morgan, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF); D Evans (14, off J Todd, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: C Yastrzemski 5; D Evans 5; B Hobson 3; B Watson 2; F Lynn; C Fisk; R Burleson.
GIDP: B Hobson (11); J Rice (9); R Burleson (9).
RBI: D Evans 3 (38); C Yastrzemski 3 (62).
2-out RBI: C Yastrzemski 3; D Evans.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Yastrzemski-R Burleson.

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Morgan, L (0-6) 7 8 5 2 6 1 1 6.15 33 42 -0.277 1.33 -1.1
Jim Todd 1 2 2 2 0 0 1 6.30 5 0 0 -0.048 0.20 -1.4
Team Totals 8 10 7 4 6 1 2 4.50 38 42 0 0 -0.325 1.18 -2.6

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Eckersley, W (11-5) 9 8 3 3 3 3 2 3.14 37 59 0.175 1.19 2.0
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 3 3 2 3.00 37 59 0.175 1.19 2.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: D Eckersley (3; W Gross).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dale Ford, 1B - Terry Cooney, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - John Shulock.
Time of Game: 2:33.
Attendance: 30,393.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 84° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics         Boston Red Sox
1 Rickey Henderson LF 1 Rick Burleson SS
2 Dwayne Murphy CF 2 Jack Brohamer 2B
3 Mitchell Page DH 3 Fred Lynn CF
4 Jeff Newman C 4 Jim Rice LF
5 Dave Revering 1B 5 Carl Yastrzemski 1B
6 Mike Heath RF 6 Bob Watson DH
7 Wayne Gross 3B 7 Carlton Fisk C
8 Rob Picciolo SS 8 Butch Hobson 3B
9 Dave Chalk 2B 9 Dwight Evans RF
Mike Morgan P Dennis Eckersley P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 3-3 2 1-- RR BOS C. Yastrzemski M. Morgan 32% 86% Home Run; Rice Scores/unER; Yastrzemski Scores/unER
t6 2-2 1 1-- R OAK D. Revering D. Eckersley -20% 29% Triple; Page Scores
b6 2-3 2 12- R BOS D. Evans M. Morgan 18% 58% Single; Watson Scores; Hobson to 3B
t8 3-5 0 -2- OO OAK D. Revering D. Eckersley 16% 92% Line Drive Double Play: 1B-SS
b5 2-2 1 1-3 OO BOS J. Rice M. Morgan -15% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O OAK R. Henderson D. Eckersley 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- O OAK D. Murphy D. Eckersley 2% 54% Flyball: 3B
t1 0-0 2 --- O OAK M. Page D. Eckersley 1% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Mike Morgan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson M. Morgan -2% 53% Groundout: 1B-P
b1 0-0 1 --- BOS J. Brohamer M. Morgan 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- BOS F. Lynn M. Morgan 3% 59% Walk; Brohamer to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- O BOS J. Rice M. Morgan -4% 54% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 12- R BOS C. Yastrzemski M. Morgan 9% 64% Single; Brohamer Scores; Lynn to 2B
b1 1-0 2 12- R BOS B. Watson M. Morgan 10% 73% Single; Lynn Scores/Adv on E2 (throw)/unER/No RBI; Yastrzemski to 3B; Watson to 2B
b1 2-0 2 -23 O BOS C. Fisk M. Morgan -4% 69% Flyball: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- R OAK J. Newman D. Eckersley -9% 60% Home Run
t2 1-2 0 --- O OAK D. Revering D. Eckersley 3% 62% Flyball: RF
t2 1-2 1 --- O OAK M. Heath D. Eckersley 2% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-2 2 --- O OAK W. Gross D. Eckersley 1% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Mike Morgan facing 8-9-1
b2 2-1 0 --- O BOS B. Hobson M. Morgan -2% 63% Flyball: 2B
b2 2-1 1 --- BOS D. Evans M. Morgan 2% 65% Walk
b2 2-1 1 1-- OO BOS R. Burleson M. Morgan -5% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 8-9-1
t3 1-2 0 --- O OAK R. Picciolo D. Eckersley 3% 63% Lineout: 3B
t3 1-2 1 --- OAK D. Chalk D. Eckersley -3% 60% Walk
t3 1-2 1 1-- O OAK R. Henderson D. Eckersley 2% 63% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Chalk to 2B
t3 1-2 2 -2- O OAK D. Murphy D. Eckersley 4% 67% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Mike Morgan facing 2-3-4
b3 2-1 0 --- O BOS J. Brohamer M. Morgan -2% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 2-1 1 --- BOS F. Lynn M. Morgan 2% 67% Walk
b3 2-1 1 1-- O BOS J. Rice M. Morgan -3% 64% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b3 2-1 2 1-- BOS C. Yastrzemski M. Morgan 2% 66% Walk; Rice to 2B
b3 2-1 2 12- O BOS B. Watson M. Morgan -4% 62% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 3-4-5
t4 1-2 0 --- O OAK M. Page D. Eckersley 3% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-2 1 --- OAK J. Newman D. Eckersley -3% 61% Walk
t4 1-2 1 1-- O OAK D. Revering D. Eckersley 3% 64% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Newman to 2B
t4 1-2 2 -2- O OAK M. Heath D. Eckersley 4% 68% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Mike Morgan facing 7-8-9
b4 2-1 0 --- BOS C. Fisk M. Morgan 3% 71% Single
b4 2-1 0 1-- OO BOS B. Hobson M. Morgan -7% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b4 2-1 2 --- O BOS D. Evans M. Morgan -1% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 7-8-9
t5 1-2 0 --- R OAK W. Gross D. Eckersley -13% 50% Home Run
t5 2-2 0 --- O OAK R. Picciolo D. Eckersley 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-2 1 --- O OAK D. Chalk D. Eckersley 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-2 2 --- OAK R. Henderson D. Eckersley -2% 54% Single
t5 2-2 2 1-- OAK D. Murphy D. Eckersley -1% 52% Henderson Steals 2B
t5 2-2 2 -2- O OAK D. Murphy D. Eckersley 5% 57% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Athletics' Mike Morgan facing 1-2-3
b5 2-2 0 --- BOS R. Burleson M. Morgan 5% 61% Single
b5 2-2 0 1-- O BOS J. Brohamer M. Morgan -4% 57% Flyball: SS
b5 2-2 1 1-- BOS F. Lynn M. Morgan 8% 65% Single; Burleson to 3B
b5 2-2 1 1-3 OO BOS J. Rice M. Morgan -15% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Tied 2-2, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 3-4-5
t6 2-2 0 --- OAK M. Page D. Eckersley -5% 45% Single
t6 2-2 0 1-- O OAK J. Newman D. Eckersley 5% 50% Strikeout
t6 2-2 1 1-- R OAK D. Revering D. Eckersley -20% 29% Triple; Page Scores
t6 3-2 1 --3 O OAK M. Heath D. Eckersley 7% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 3-2 2 --3 OAK W. Gross D. Eckersley -1% 35% Intentional Walk
t6 3-2 2 1-3 O OAK R. Picciolo D. Eckersley 6% 41% Foul Flyball: C
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Athletics' Mike Morgan facing 5-6-7
Tony Armas replaces Mike Heath playing RF batting 6th
b6 2-3 0 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski M. Morgan -4% 37% Flyball: RF
b6 2-3 1 --- BOS B. Watson M. Morgan 4% 41% Single
b6 2-3 1 1-- O BOS C. Fisk M. Morgan -5% 36% Flyball: SS
b6 2-3 2 1-- BOS B. Hobson M. Morgan 3% 39% Walk; Watson to 2B
b6 2-3 2 12- R BOS D. Evans M. Morgan 18% 58% Single; Watson Scores; Hobson to 3B
b6 3-3 2 1-3 O BOS R. Burleson M. Morgan -8% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Tied 3-3, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 9-1-2
t7 3-3 0 --- OAK D. Chalk D. Eckersley -6% 44% Single
t7 3-3 0 1-- O OAK R. Henderson D. Eckersley 6% 50% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t7 3-3 1 1-- O OAK D. Murphy D. Eckersley 5% 55% Lineout: CF
t7 3-3 2 1-- OAK M. Page D. Eckersley -2% 53% Henderson Steals 2B
t7 3-3 2 -2- O OAK M. Page D. Eckersley 6% 59% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 3-3, Athletics' Mike Morgan facing 2-3-4
b7 3-3 0 --- O BOS J. Brohamer M. Morgan -4% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 3-3 1 --- BOS F. Lynn M. Morgan 4% 59% Reached on E3 (throw) (Ground Ball)
b7 3-3 1 1-- O BOS J. Rice M. Morgan -5% 54% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b7 3-3 2 1-- RR BOS C. Yastrzemski M. Morgan 32% 86% Home Run; Rice Scores/unER; Yastrzemski Scores/unER
b7 5-3 2 --- O BOS B. Watson M. Morgan -1% 85% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-5, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 4-5-6
t8 3-5 0 --- OAK J. Newman D. Eckersley -9% 76% Double
t8 3-5 0 -2- OO OAK D. Revering D. Eckersley 16% 92% Line Drive Double Play: 1B-SS
t8 3-5 2 --- O OAK T. Armas D. Eckersley 2% 93% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-3, Athletics' Jim Todd facing 7-8-9
Jim Todd replaces Mike Morgan pitching
b8 5-3 0 --- O BOS C. Fisk J. Todd -1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 5-3 1 --- BOS B. Hobson J. Todd 2% 95% Triple
b8 5-3 1 --3 RR BOS D. Evans J. Todd 3% 99% Home Run; Hobson Scores
b8 7-3 1 --- O BOS R. Burleson J. Todd -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 7-3 2 --- O BOS J. Brohamer J. Todd -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Red Sox 7.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-7, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 7-8-9
t9 3-7 0 --- O OAK W. Gross D. Eckersley 1% 99% Flyball: LF
t9 3-7 1 --- OAK R. Picciolo D. Eckersley -1% 98% Double
t9 3-7 1 -2- O OAK D. Chalk D. Eckersley 1% 99% Flyball: CF
t9 3-7 2 -2- O OAK R. Henderson D. Eckersley 1% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Red Sox 7.

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