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Standings
KCR
@BAL
2
9
CHW
@BOS
2
8
 
(6)
TOR
@CAL
5
7
TEX
@MIL
7
3
MIN
@NYY
3
5
CLE
@OAK
1
4
DET
@SEA
7
4
SDP
@CHC
2
3
NYM
@CIN
3
4
PHI
@HOU
1
0
ATL
@MON
1
2
LAD
@PIT
5
1
SFG
@STL
4
5
Saturday, August 18, 1979, 2:26PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 33,969, Time of Game: 1:38
White Sox
2
54-68
 Lost 1 
5th, 13½ GB
at Red Sox
8
75-45
 Won 1 
2nd, 4 GB
W: Steve Renko (9-7)
L: Steve Trout (7-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       1  0  0   1  0  0    2  4  1
Red Sox         2  1  2   1  2  X    8 11  0

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ralph Garr LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .287 .326 .427 .752 -0.090 1.09 0.000 -0.090 -1.0 1 0
Mike Squires 1B 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .269 .325 .337 .662 0.042 1.03 0.094 -0.052 0.3 7 0 HR
Jorge Orta 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .260 .349 .429 .778 -0.060 0.88 0.008 -0.068 -0.4 1 2
Lamar Johnson DH 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .298 .364 .451 .815 0.044 0.49 0.064 -0.019 0.6 HR
Chet Lemon CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .299 .377 .477 .854 -0.055 0.70 0.000 -0.055 -0.8 1 0
Claudell Washington RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .254 .298 .418 .716 -0.034 0.66 0.000 -0.034 -0.4 2 0
Greg Pryor SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .266 .318 .346 .664 -0.021 0.40 0.000 -0.021 -0.2 0 2
Milt May C 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .270 .324 .448 .773 0.044 1.10 0.063 -0.019 0.4 3 0
Jim Morrison 3B 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .224 .280 .449 .729 0.027 0.92 0.040 -0.012 0.2 0 3
Steve Trout P 0 2
   Randy Scarbery P 0 0
Team Totals 22 2 4 2 1 3 23 .182 .217 .455 .672 -0.103 0.82 0.269 -0.370 -1.3 15 9
HR: M Squires (1, off S Renko, 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); L Johnson (10, off S Renko, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: M Squires 4; L Johnson 4; J Orta; M May.
RBI: L Johnson (54); M Squires (16).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Pryor-J Orta-M Squires.
E: M May (6).

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 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .281 .320 .376 .696 -0.033 0.86 0.008 -0.042 -0.5 3 2
Ted Sizemore 2B 3 1 3 2 0 0 3 .255 .324 .327 .652 0.154 0.91 0.154 0.000 2.0 2 0 2B
Fred Lynn CF 2 2 1 1 1 1 3 .346 .434 .678 1.112 0.093 0.77 0.105 -0.012 0.9 3 0
Jim Rice LF 3 2 3 2 0 0 3 .335 .391 .617 1.008 0.095 1.05 0.148 -0.053 1.8 1 0 HR
Bob Watson DH 3 1 2 3 0 0 3 .302 .377 .465 .842 0.118 0.60 0.127 -0.009 2.2 HR
Carl Yastrzemski 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .283 .366 .493 .859 -0.014 0.35 0.009 -0.023 -0.2 4 1
Butch Hobson 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .265 .302 .509 .811 -0.043 0.43 0.000 -0.043 -1.0 0 3 GDP
Dwight Evans RF 2 2 1 0 1 0 3 .279 .366 .465 .831 0.037 0.36 0.039 -0.001 0.6 1 0
Gary Allenson C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .222 .280 .318 .598 -0.025 0.86 0.000 -0.025 -0.5 4 0
Steve Renko P 0 0
Team Totals 23 8 11 8 3 2 26 .478 .538 .783 1.321 0.382 0.70 0.590 -0.208 5.2 18 6
2B: T Sizemore (18, off S Trout).
HR: J Rice (33, off S Trout, 3rd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF); B Watson (15, off R Scarbery, 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: J Rice 6; B Watson 5; T Sizemore 4; D Evans; F Lynn; C Yastrzemski.
GIDP: B Hobson (15).
RBI: B Watson 3 (60); J Rice 2 (100); T Sizemore 2 (26); F Lynn (104).
2-out RBI: T Sizemore 2; B Watson.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 4 for 6.
Fielding
PB: G Allenson (8).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: J Rice (1st base by S Trout).

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Trout, L (7-6) 3 8 6 6 3 1 1 3.83 17 17 -0.320 0.87 -3.7
Randy Scarbery 2 3 2 2 0 1 1 4.90 9 1 1 -0.062 0.35 -1.5
Team Totals 5 11 8 8 3 2 2 14.40 26 17 1 1 -0.382 0.70 -5.2
S Trout faced 1 batter in the 4th inning.

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Renko, W (9-7) 6 4 2 2 1 3 2 3.97 23 58 0.103 0.82 1.3
Team Totals 6 4 2 2 1 3 2 3.00 23 58 0.103 0.82 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: S Trout (5; J Rice, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Fred Spenn, 1B - Jim Evans, 2B - Ted Hendry, 3B - Larry Barnett.
Time of Game: 1:38.
Attendance: 33,969.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 76° F, Rain.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Boston Red Sox
1 Ralph Garr LF 1 Rick Burleson SS
2 Mike Squires 1B 2 Ted Sizemore 2B
3 Jorge Orta 2B 3 Fred Lynn CF
4 Lamar Johnson DH 4 Jim Rice LF
5 Chet Lemon CF 5 Bob Watson DH
6 Claudell Washingto RF 6 Carl Yastrzemski 1B
7 Greg Pryor SS 7 Butch Hobson 3B
8 Milt May C 8 Dwight Evans RF
9 Jim Morrison 3B 9 Gary Allenson C
Steve Trout P Steve Renko P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 3-1 0 1-- RR BOS J. Rice S. Trout 10% 89% Home Run; Lynn Scores
t1 0-0 1 --- R CHW M. Squires S. Renko -9% 43% Home Run
b1 1-1 2 -2- R BOS B. Watson S. Trout 9% 62% Single to CF; Lynn Scores
b1 0-1 1 -2- R BOS F. Lynn S. Trout 8% 55% Single to RF; Sizemore Scores
t4 1-5 0 --- R CHW L. Johnson S. Renko -6% 80% Home Run

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Steve Renko facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHW R. Garr S. Renko 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- R CHW M. Squires S. Renko -9% 43% Home Run
t1 1-0 1 --- O CHW J. Orta S. Renko 2% 44% Foul Flyball: C
t1 1-0 2 --- O CHW L. Johnson S. Renko 1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Steve Trout facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson S. Trout -2% 43% Strikeout
b1 0-1 1 --- BOS T. Sizemore S. Trout 4% 47% Double to LF
b1 0-1 1 -2- R BOS F. Lynn S. Trout 8% 55% Single to RF; Sizemore Scores
b1 1-1 1 1-- BOS J. Rice S. Trout 3% 59% Single to RF; Lynn to 2B
b1 1-1 1 12- O BOS B. Watson S. Trout -5% 53% Rice Picked off 1B (P-1B)
b1 1-1 2 -2- R BOS B. Watson S. Trout 9% 62% Single to CF; Lynn Scores
b1 2-1 2 1-- O BOS C. Yastrzemski S. Trout -2% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Steve Renko facing 5-6-7
t2 1-2 0 --- O CHW C. Lemon S. Renko 3% 62% Flyball: SS
t2 1-2 1 --- O CHW C. Washington S. Renko 2% 64% Strikeout
t2 1-2 2 --- O CHW G. Pryor S. Renko 1% 65% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, White Sox' Steve Trout facing 7-8-9
b2 2-1 0 --- O BOS B. Hobson S. Trout -2% 63% Flyball: LF
b2 2-1 1 --- BOS D. Evans S. Trout 2% 65% Walk
b2 2-1 1 1-- O BOS G. Allenson S. Trout -2% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B; Evans to 2B
b2 2-1 2 -2- BOS R. Burleson S. Trout 1% 65% Walk
b2 2-1 2 12- RO BOS T. Sizemore S. Trout 6% 70% Single to CF; Evans Scores; Burleson out at Hm/P-C; Sizemore to 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 1, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Steve Renko facing 8-9-1
t3 1-3 0 --- CHW M. May S. Renko -4% 66% Single to RF
t3 1-3 0 1-- CHW J. Morrison S. Renko -2% 64% Passed Ball; May to 2B
t3 1-3 0 -2- CHW J. Morrison S. Renko -4% 60% Walk
t3 1-3 0 12- O CHW R. Garr S. Renko 6% 66% Strikeout
t3 1-3 1 12- O CHW M. Squires S. Renko 4% 70% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; May to 3B
t3 1-3 2 1-3 O CHW J. Orta S. Renko 5% 76% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 1, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, White Sox' Steve Trout facing 3-4-5
b3 3-1 0 --- BOS F. Lynn S. Trout 2% 78% Walk
b3 3-1 0 1-- RR BOS J. Rice S. Trout 10% 89% Home Run; Lynn Scores
b3 5-1 0 --- O BOS B. Watson S. Trout -1% 88% Flyball: RF
b3 5-1 1 --- BOS C. Yastrzemski S. Trout 1% 89% Single to CF
b3 5-1 1 1-- OO BOS B. Hobson S. Trout -2% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 1, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-5, Red Sox' Steve Renko facing 4-5-6
t4 1-5 0 --- R CHW L. Johnson S. Renko -6% 80% Home Run
t4 2-5 0 --- O CHW C. Lemon S. Renko 2% 83% Flyball: RF
t4 2-5 1 --- O CHW C. Washington S. Renko 2% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-5 2 --- O CHW G. Pryor S. Renko 1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-2, White Sox' Steve Trout facing 8-9-1
b4 5-2 0 --- BOS D. Evans S. Trout 2% 87% Single to CF
Randy Scarbery replaces Steve Trout pitching
b4 5-2 0 1-- O BOS G. Allenson R. Scarbery -1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B; Evans to 2B
b4 5-2 1 -2- O BOS R. Burleson R. Scarbery -2% 84% Lineout: CF
b4 5-2 2 -2- R BOS T. Sizemore R. Scarbery 6% 90% Single to CF; Evans Scores; Sizemore to 2B/Adv on E2
b4 6-2 2 -2- O BOS F. Lynn R. Scarbery -1% 89% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-6, Red Sox' Steve Renko facing 8-9-1
t5 2-6 0 --- O CHW M. May S. Renko 2% 91% Flyball: CF
t5 2-6 1 --- O CHW J. Morrison S. Renko 1% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-6 2 --- O CHW R. Garr S. Renko 1% 93% Foul Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Red Sox 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-2, White Sox' Randy Scarbery facing 4-5-6
b5 6-2 0 --- BOS J. Rice R. Scarbery 1% 93% Single to CF
b5 6-2 0 1-- RR BOS B. Watson R. Scarbery 4% 97% Home Run; Rice Scores
b5 8-2 0 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Scarbery -0% 97% Flyball: RF
b5 8-2 1 --- O BOS B. Hobson R. Scarbery -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 8-2 2 --- O BOS D. Evans R. Scarbery -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Red Sox 8.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-8, Red Sox' Steve Renko facing 2-3-4
t6 2-8 0 --- O CHW M. Squires S. Renko 1% 98% Popfly: LF
t6 2-8 1 --- CHW J. Orta S. Renko -1% 97% Single to CF
t6 2-8 1 1-- O CHW L. Johnson S. Renko 1% 98% Popfly: CF
t6 2-8 2 1-- O CHW C. Lemon S. Renko 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Red Sox 8.

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