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Standings
NYY
@BOS
2
9
CAL
@CHW
5
11
CLE
@DET
1
4
MIN
@KCR
0
4
OAK
@MIL
0
7
SEA
@TEX
3
13
BAL
@TOR
2
3
HOU
@CIN
4
7
SDP
@LAD
2
5
CHC
@MON
3
6
PHI
@NYM
4
0
STL
@PIT
0
2
ATL
@SFG
3
4
Wednesday, September 12, 1979, 7:38PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 34,336, Time of Game: 2:08
Yankees
2
78-64
 Lost 1 
4th, 15½ GB
at Red Sox
9
81-61
 Won 1 
3rd, 12½ GB
W: Chuck Rainey (6-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  1  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    2  6  2
Red Sox         2  0  0   3  3  0   0  1  X    9 15  0

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Murcer CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .256 .734 -0.001 0.48 0.029 -0.031 -0.5 0 0
Willie Randolph 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .267 .739 -0.081 0.53 0.000 -0.081 -1.1 2 4 GDP
Oscar Gamble LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .339 .998 0.030 0.43 0.045 -0.015 -0.2 2 0
Reggie Jackson RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 .294 .908 -0.034 0.70 0.062 -0.096 -0.1 3 0 2B,GDP
Chris Chambliss 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .751 -0.061 0.49 0.000 -0.061 -1.0 10 0
Graig Nettles 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .704 -0.056 0.67 0.000 -0.056 -0.9 0 3
Jim Spencer DH 3 1 2 1 0 1 .295 .942 0.075 0.54 0.087 -0.012 1.6 3B
Jerry Narron C 2 0 0 1 0 0 .154 .473 -0.037 0.43 0.000 -0.037 -0.6 6 0 SF
Bucky Dent SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 .235 .579 -0.028 0.44 0.004 -0.032 -0.2 0 4
Catfish Hunter P 0 0
   Jim Beattie P 1 1
Team Totals 30 2 6 2 1 3 .200 .519 -0.193 0.52 0.227 -0.421 -3.0 24 12
2B: R Jackson (21, off C Rainey).
3B: J Spencer (3, off C Rainey).
SF: J Narron (1, off C Rainey).
TB: J Spencer 4; R Jackson 3; B Murcer; B Dent.
GIDP: W Randolph (22); R Jackson (16).
RBI: J Narron (12); J Spencer (42).
2-out RBI: J Spencer.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
E: W Randolph (14); B Murcer (3).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Burleson SS 4 0 1 2 0 1 .284 .697 -0.061 0.89 0.025 -0.087 -0.3 3 4 SF
Ted Sizemore 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 .247 .635 -0.021 0.73 0.063 -0.084 -0.6 1 8
Carl Yastrzemski 1B 4 1 1 0 1 0 .268 .796 -0.024 0.35 0.012 -0.037 -0.6 10 0
   Jim Dwyer PR-1B 0 1 0 0 0 0 .260 .767 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Jim Rice LF 5 2 3 2 0 1 .327 .990 0.175 0.33 0.192 -0.016 2.4 7 0 HR,2B
Carlton Fisk DH 5 0 2 1 0 1 .270 .738 -0.003 0.21 0.017 -0.020 0.9
Butch Hobson 3B 4 2 2 1 0 1 .259 .797 0.088 0.49 0.089 0.000 0.6 0 3 2B
Tom Poquette CF 4 1 2 1 0 1 .282 .677 0.104 0.64 0.110 -0.007 0.8 1 0
Dwight Evans RF 2 1 1 0 2 0 .281 .834 0.036 0.68 0.059 -0.023 0.7 0 0
Mike O'Berry C 4 1 2 1 0 0 .231 .656 0.012 0.68 0.065 -0.053 0.7 3 0
Chuck Rainey P 0 1
Team Totals 37 9 15 8 3 5 .405 .980 0.306 0.55 0.632 -0.327 4.6 27 16
2B: B Hobson (23, off C Hunter); J Rice (34, off C Hunter).
HR: J Rice (37, off C Hunter; 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: R Burleson (8, off C Hunter).
TB: J Rice 7; B Hobson 3; M O'Berry 2; T Poquette 2; C Fisk 2; T Sizemore; C Yastrzemski; R Burleson; D Evans.
RBI: R Burleson 2 (57); J Rice 2 (113); T Poquette (20); B Hobson (84); C Fisk (36); M O'Berry (2).
2-out RBI: J Rice 2; M O'Berry; C Fisk; R Burleson.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. T Sizemore-R Burleson-C Yastrzemski; B Hobson-T Sizemore-C Yastrzemski.

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Catfish Hunter, L (2-9) 4 9 7 6 2 2 1 5.29 23 18 -0.283 0.91 -4.1
Jim Beattie 4 6 2 2 1 3 0 5.10 18 2 2 -0.023 0.09 -0.4
Team Totals 8 15 9 8 3 5 1 9.00 41 18 2 2 -0.306 0.55 -4.6
C Hunter faced 2 batters in the 5th inning.

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Chuck Rainey, W (6-5) 9 6 2 2 1 3 0 3.89 32 69 0.194 0.52 3.0
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 1 3 0 2.00 32 69 0.194 0.52 3.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Haller, 1B - Ron Luciano, 2B - Russ Goetz, 3B - Rocky Roe.
Time of Game: 2:08.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Night, No Precipitation.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 1-- RR BOS J. Rice C. Hunter 17% 70% Home Run; Yastrzemski Scores
t4 1-2 0 1-- OO NYY R. Jackson C. Rainey 10% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t2 0-2 2 -2- R NYY J. Spencer C. Rainey -8% 63% Single to CF; Jackson Scores
b4 2-1 0 -2- R BOS T. Poquette C. Hunter 6% 80% Single to CF; Hobson Scores
b2 2-1 2 123 O BOS T. Sizemore C. Hunter -6% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B

Play By Play

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' Chuck Rainey facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYY B. Murcer C. Rainey 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYY W. Randolph C. Rainey 2% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYY O. Gamble C. Rainey 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson C. Hunter -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O BOS T. Sizemore C. Hunter -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- BOS C. Yastrzemski C. Hunter 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- RR BOS J. Rice C. Hunter 17% 70% Home Run; Yastrzemski Scores
b1 2-0 2 --- O BOS C. Fisk C. Hunter -1% 69% Strikeout
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Chuck Rainey facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- NYY R. Jackson C. Rainey -6% 63% Double to LF
t2 0-2 0 -2- O NYY C. Chambliss C. Rainey 4% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-2 1 -2- O NYY G. Nettles C. Rainey 4% 71% Flyball: LF
t2 0-2 2 -2- R NYY J. Spencer C. Rainey -8% 63% Single to CF; Jackson Scores
t2 1-2 2 1-- O NYY J. Narron C. Rainey 3% 65% Groundout: P-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 6-7-8
b2 2-1 0 --- BOS B. Hobson C. Hunter 3% 68% Single to P
b2 2-1 0 1-- BOS T. Poquette C. Hunter 5% 73% Single to CF; Hobson to 2B
b2 2-1 0 12- BOS D. Evans C. Hunter 6% 79% Walk; Hobson to 3B; Poquette to 2B
b2 2-1 0 123 O BOS M. O'Berry C. Hunter -5% 73% Groundout: 3B-C/Forceout at Hm; Poquette to 3B; Evans to 2B
b2 2-1 1 123 O BOS R. Burleson C. Hunter -6% 67% Strikeout
b2 2-1 2 123 O BOS T. Sizemore C. Hunter -6% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Chuck Rainey facing 9-1-2
t3 1-2 0 --- O NYY B. Dent C. Rainey 3% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-2 1 --- NYY B. Murcer C. Rainey -3% 60% Single to RF
t3 1-2 1 1-- OO NYY W. Randolph C. Rainey 6% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 3-4-5
b3 2-1 0 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski C. Hunter -2% 64% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b3 2-1 1 --- O BOS J. Rice C. Hunter -2% 63% Flyball: RF
b3 2-1 2 --- O BOS C. Fisk C. Hunter -1% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Chuck Rainey facing 3-4-5
t4 1-2 0 --- NYY O. Gamble C. Rainey -5% 57% Walk
t4 1-2 0 1-- OO NYY R. Jackson C. Rainey 10% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t4 1-2 2 --- O NYY C. Chambliss C. Rainey 1% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 6-7-8
b4 2-1 0 --- BOS B. Hobson C. Hunter 6% 74% Double to LF
b4 2-1 0 -2- R BOS T. Poquette C. Hunter 6% 80% Single to CF; Hobson Scores
b4 3-1 0 1-- O BOS D. Evans C. Hunter -2% 78% Flyball: LF
b4 3-1 1 1-- BOS M. O'Berry C. Hunter 4% 82% Single to LF; Poquette to 3B
b4 3-1 1 1-3 RO BOS R. Burleson C. Hunter 1% 84% Lineout: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Poquette Scores
b4 4-1 2 1-- R BOS T. Sizemore C. Hunter 6% 90% Single to CF; O'Berry Scores/Adv on E8 (throw)/unER/No RBI; Sizemore to 3B
b4 5-1 2 --3 O BOS C. Yastrzemski C. Hunter -1% 89% Groundout: 1B unassisted
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-5, Red Sox' Chuck Rainey facing 6-7-8
t5 1-5 0 --- O NYY G. Nettles C. Rainey 2% 91% Lineout: SS
t5 1-5 1 --- O NYY J. Spencer C. Rainey 1% 92% Strikeout
t5 1-5 2 --- O NYY J. Narron C. Rainey 1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-1, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 4-5-6
b5 5-1 0 --- BOS J. Rice C. Hunter 2% 94% Double to LF
b5 5-1 0 -2- BOS C. Fisk C. Hunter 2% 96% Single to CF; Rice to 3B
Jim Beattie replaces Catfish Hunter pitching
b5 5-1 0 1-3 RO BOS B. Hobson J. Beattie 0% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Rice Scores; Hobson to 2B/Adv on E4 (throw to 1B)
b5 6-1 1 -2- O BOS T. Poquette J. Beattie -1% 95% Strikeout Looking
b5 6-1 2 -2- BOS D. Evans J. Beattie 0% 95% Walk
b5 6-1 2 12- R BOS M. O'Berry J. Beattie 2% 97% Single to LF; Hobson Scores; Evans to 3B
b5 7-1 2 1-3 R BOS R. Burleson J. Beattie 1% 99% Single to RF; Evans Scores; O'Berry to 3B
b5 8-1 2 1-3 O BOS T. Sizemore J. Beattie -0% 98% Groundout: P-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 8.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-8, Red Sox' Chuck Rainey facing 9-1-2
t6 1-8 0 --- O NYY B. Dent C. Rainey 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 1-8 1 --- O NYY B. Murcer C. Rainey 0% 99% Flyball: LF
t6 1-8 2 --- O NYY W. Randolph C. Rainey 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 8-1, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 3-4-5
b6 8-1 0 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Beattie -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 8-1 1 --- O BOS J. Rice J. Beattie -0% 99% Strikeout
b6 8-1 2 --- O BOS C. Fisk J. Beattie -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 8.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-8, Red Sox' Chuck Rainey facing 3-4-5
t7 1-8 0 --- O NYY O. Gamble C. Rainey 0% 99% Flyball: LF
t7 1-8 1 --- NYY R. Jackson C. Rainey -0% 99% Single to CF
t7 1-8 1 1-- O NYY C. Chambliss C. Rainey 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t7 1-8 2 1-- O NYY G. Nettles C. Rainey 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 8-1, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 6-7-8
b7 8-1 0 --- O BOS B. Hobson J. Beattie -0% 100% Strikeout
b7 8-1 1 --- O BOS T. Poquette J. Beattie -0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 8-1 2 --- BOS D. Evans J. Beattie 0% 100% Single to 3B
b7 8-1 2 1-- O BOS M. O'Berry J. Beattie -0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 8.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-8, Red Sox' Chuck Rainey facing 7-8-9
t8 1-8 0 --- NYY J. Spencer C. Rainey -1% 99% Triple to RF
t8 1-8 0 --3 RO NYY J. Narron C. Rainey 0% 99% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Spencer Scores
t8 2-8 1 --- NYY B. Dent C. Rainey -0% 99% Single to LF
t8 2-8 1 1-- O NYY B. Murcer C. Rainey 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t8 2-8 2 1-- O NYY W. Randolph C. Rainey 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Red Sox 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 8-2, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 1-2-3
b8 8-2 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson J. Beattie -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 8-2 1 --- O BOS T. Sizemore J. Beattie -0% 100% Flyball: LF
b8 8-2 2 --- BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Beattie 0% 100% Single to RF
Jim Dwyer pinch runs for Carl Yastrzemski (1B) batting 3rd
b8 8-2 2 1-- BOS J. Rice J. Beattie 0% 100% Single to LF; Dwyer to 2B
b8 8-2 2 12- RO BOS C. Fisk J. Beattie 0% 100% Single to LF; Dwyer Scores; Rice out at 3B/SS-P
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Red Sox 9.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-9, Red Sox' Chuck Rainey facing 3-4-5
Jim Dwyer moves from PR to 1B
t9 2-9 0 --- O NYY O. Gamble C. Rainey 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t9 2-9 1 --- O NYY R. Jackson C. Rainey 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 2-9 2 --- O NYY C. Chambliss C. Rainey 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Red Sox 9.

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