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CLE
@BAL
4
3
CLE
@BAL
1
3
DET
@BOS
1
2
DET
@BOS
3
2
 
(10)
TEX
@CAL
1
6
MIN
@MIL
7
8
KCR
@OAK
4
2
CHW
@SEA
3
8
NYY
@TOR
7
5
SFG
@ATL
2
1
PIT
@CHC
6
0
CIN
@HOU
7
1
STL
@NYM
7
4
 
(10)
MON
@PHI
7
4
LAD
@SDP
5
2
Sunday, September 23, 1979, 1:14PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:17
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Tigers
1
82-73
 Lost 3 
5th, 18 GB
at Red Sox
2
87-66
 Won 2 
3rd, 13 GB
W: Dennis Eckersley (17-10)
L: Milt Wilcox (12-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  9  0
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  1   0  1  X    2  5  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron LeFlore CF 5 0 2 1 0 3 .298 .757 0.041 1.75 0.171 -0.130 0.2 2 0 2·SB
Lou Whitaker 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .290 .783 -0.156 1.84 0.000 -0.156 -1.3 4 2 SH
Kirk Gibson LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .722 -0.228 1.70 0.012 -0.240 -1.8 1 0 CS
Champ Summers RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .286 .946 -0.005 1.30 0.079 -0.084 0.3 3 0 HBP
Jason Thompson 1B 4 0 3 0 0 0 .249 .750 0.051 1.40 0.126 -0.076 -0.1 7 2 2B
John Wockenfuss C 4 0 0 0 0 1 .262 .832 -0.183 1.74 0.000 -0.183 -1.3 5 0
Jerry Morales DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 .211 .624 -0.169 1.45 0.000 -0.169 -1.1
Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 2 0 1 0 1 0 .257 .637 0.165 1.44 0.191 -0.026 1.0 0 1 2B
   Rick Peters PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 .273 .773 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Phil Mankowski 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .548 -0.078 2.94 0.000 -0.078 -0.3 0 1
Mark Wagner SS 1 0 1 0 1 0 .276 .661 0.052 1.66 0.082 -0.030 0.6 1 2 SB,SH
   Al Greene PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .137 .549 -0.057 2.22 0.000 -0.057 -0.2
Milt Wilcox P 1 1
Team Totals 32 1 9 1 2 8 .281 .687 -0.567 1.63 0.661 -1.229 -4.0 24 9
2B: A Rodriguez (18, off D Eckersley); J Thompson (16, off D Eckersley).
SH: M Wagner (7, off D Eckersley); L Whitaker (12, off D Eckersley).
HBP: C Summers (4, by D Eckersley).
TB: J Thompson 4; A Rodriguez 2; R LeFlore 2; M Wagner; C Summers; K Gibson.
RBI: R LeFlore (52).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Thompson-M Wagner-M Wilcox.
Baserunning
SB: M Wagner (3, 3rd base off D Eckersley/G Allenson); R LeFlore 2 (73, 2nd base off D Eckersley/G Allenson 2).
CS: K Gibson (3, 2nd base by D Eckersley/G Allenson).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Burleson SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 .279 .682 -0.105 1.43 0.000 -0.105 -1.0 4 0 SH
Ted Sizemore 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .632 -0.070 0.90 0.000 -0.070 -0.6 3 1
   Jim Dwyer PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 .268 .746 0.206 2.49 0.206 0.000 0.8
   Stan Papi 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .499 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Fred Lynn CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .336 1.064 -0.032 0.66 0.035 -0.067 -0.6 3 0 2B,GDP
Jim Rice LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 .331 .996 0.126 1.03 0.164 -0.038 0.6 3 0 SB
Carl Yastrzemski 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .804 -0.084 1.02 0.000 -0.084 -0.8 3 1
Carlton Fisk DH 2 0 0 0 0 1 .270 .740 -0.019 0.95 0.032 -0.052 -0.1 HBP
Butch Hobson 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .775 -0.095 1.24 0.000 -0.095 -0.8 0 1
Dwight Evans RF 2 0 1 0 1 0 .277 .827 0.052 0.89 0.074 -0.022 0.5 2 0 2B
Gary Allenson C 2 0 0 0 0 1 .198 .559 -0.111 1.94 0.000 -0.111 -1.0 8 1
   Tom Poquette PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 .294 .692 0.063 1.82 0.063 0.000 0.4
   Mike O'Berry C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .456 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Dennis Eckersley P 0 2
Team Totals 27 2 5 2 1 4 .185 .501 -0.069 1.15 0.574 -0.644 -2.4 27 6
2B: F Lynn (40, off M Wilcox); D Evans (23, off M Wilcox).
SH: R Burleson (9, off M Wilcox).
HBP: C Fisk (5, by M Wilcox).
TB: D Evans 2; F Lynn 2; J Dwyer; T Poquette; J Rice.
GIDP: F Lynn (9).
RBI: J Dwyer (14); J Rice (129).
2-out RBI: J Rice.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
PB: G Allenson (11).
Baserunning
SB: J Rice (9, 2nd base off M Wilcox/J Wockenfuss).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Milt Wilcox, L (12-9) 8 5 2 2 1 4 0 4.20 30 67 0.068 1.15 2.4
Team Totals 8 5 2 2 1 4 0 2.25 30 67 0.068 1.15 2.4

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Eckersley, W (17-10) 9 9 1 1 2 8 0 2.99 37 71 0.568 1.63 4.0
Team Totals 9 9 1 1 2 8 0 1.00 37 71 0.568 1.63 4.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Eckersley (6; C Summers); M Wilcox (11; C Fisk).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe Brinkman, 1B - Vic Voltaggio, 2B - Marty Springstead, 3B - Larry McCoy.
Time of Game: 2:17.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 62° F.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 1-1 1 -2- R BOS J. Dwyer M. Wilcox 21% 86% Single to CF; Poquette Scores
b6 0-0 2 -2- R BOS J. Rice M. Wilcox 15% 71% Single to CF; Lynn Scores
t7 0-1 0 --- DET A. Rodriguez D. Eckersley -11% 57% Double to LF
t7 0-1 1 --3 R DET R. LeFlore D. Eckersley -10% 50% Single to LF; Peters Scores
t8 1-1 1 --- DET J. Thompson D. Eckersley -9% 46% Double to LF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET R. LeFlore D. Eckersley 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O DET L. Whitaker D. Eckersley 2% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- DET K. Gibson D. Eckersley -1% 53% Single to LF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O DET C. Summers D. Eckersley 2% 55% Gibson Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Milt Wilcox facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson M. Wilcox -2% 53% Flyball: 2B
b1 0-0 1 --- O BOS T. Sizemore M. Wilcox -2% 51% Flyball: 1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O BOS F. Lynn M. Wilcox -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- DET C. Summers D. Eckersley -4% 46% Hit By Pitch
t2 0-0 0 1-- O DET J. Thompson D. Eckersley 4% 50% Single/runner struck by batted ball and is out; Summers out at 2B/2B
t2 0-0 1 1-- O DET J. Wockenfuss D. Eckersley 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O DET J. Morales D. Eckersley 2% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Milt Wilcox facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O BOS J. Rice M. Wilcox -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 1 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski M. Wilcox -2% 51% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- O BOS C. Fisk M. Wilcox -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O DET A. Rodriguez D. Eckersley 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 1 --- DET M. Wagner D. Eckersley -3% 50% Single to LF
t3 0-0 1 1-- DET R. LeFlore D. Eckersley -4% 46% Single to CF; Wagner to 2B
t3 0-0 1 12- O DET L. Whitaker D. Eckersley 3% 49% Strikeout, Wagner Steals 3B, LeFlore Steals 2B
t3 0-0 2 -23 O DET K. Gibson D. Eckersley 7% 56% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Milt Wilcox facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O BOS B. Hobson M. Wilcox -3% 53% Foul Flyball: 1B
b3 0-0 1 --- BOS D. Evans M. Wilcox 3% 56% Walk
b3 0-0 1 1-- O BOS G. Allenson M. Wilcox -3% 53% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 1-- O BOS R. Burleson M. Wilcox -3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- DET C. Summers D. Eckersley -4% 46% Single to LF
t4 0-0 0 1-- O DET J. Thompson D. Eckersley 4% 50% Lineout: RF
t4 0-0 1 1-- O DET J. Wockenfuss D. Eckersley 4% 53% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-0 2 1-- O DET J. Morales D. Eckersley 3% 56% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Milt Wilcox facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- O BOS T. Sizemore M. Wilcox -3% 53% Popfly: LF
b4 0-0 1 --- O BOS F. Lynn M. Wilcox -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-0 2 --- O BOS J. Rice M. Wilcox -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 8-9-1
t5 0-0 0 --- DET A. Rodriguez D. Eckersley -5% 45% Walk
t5 0-0 0 1-- DET M. Wagner D. Eckersley -3% 42% Passed Ball; Rodriguez to 2B
t5 0-0 0 -2- DET M. Wagner D. Eckersley -4% 38% Walk
t5 0-0 0 12- O DET R. LeFlore D. Eckersley 7% 45% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-0 1 12- O DET L. Whitaker D. Eckersley 4% 49% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Rodriguez to 3B; Wagner to 2B
t5 0-0 2 -23 O DET K. Gibson D. Eckersley 8% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Milt Wilcox facing 5-6-7
b5 0-0 0 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski M. Wilcox -3% 54% Flyball: RF
b5 0-0 1 --- BOS C. Fisk M. Wilcox 3% 57% Hit By Pitch
b5 0-0 1 1-- O BOS B. Hobson M. Wilcox -4% 53% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 0-0 2 1-- BOS D. Evans M. Wilcox 5% 58% Double; Hobson to 3B
b5 0-0 2 -23 O BOS G. Allenson M. Wilcox -8% 50% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 4-5-6
t6 0-0 0 --- O DET C. Summers D. Eckersley 4% 54% Foul Flyball: C
t6 0-0 1 --- DET J. Thompson D. Eckersley -4% 50% Single to RF
t6 0-0 1 1-- O DET J. Wockenfuss D. Eckersley 4% 54% Strikeout Looking
t6 0-0 2 1-- O DET J. Morales D. Eckersley 4% 58% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Milt Wilcox facing 1-2-3
b6 0-0 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson M. Wilcox -3% 54% Flyball: CF
b6 0-0 1 --- O BOS T. Sizemore M. Wilcox -3% 52% Groundout: P-1B
b6 0-0 2 --- BOS F. Lynn M. Wilcox 4% 55% Double to LF
b6 0-0 2 -2- R BOS J. Rice M. Wilcox 15% 71% Single to CF; Lynn Scores
b6 1-0 2 1-- BOS C. Yastrzemski M. Wilcox 1% 72% Rice Steals 2B
b6 1-0 2 -2- O BOS C. Yastrzemski M. Wilcox -4% 68% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 8-9-1
t7 0-1 0 --- DET A. Rodriguez D. Eckersley -11% 57% Double to LF
Rick Peters pinch runs for Aurelio Rodriguez (3B) batting 8th
t7 0-1 0 -2- O DET M. Wagner D. Eckersley 3% 60% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Peters to 3B
t7 0-1 1 --3 R DET R. LeFlore D. Eckersley -10% 50% Single to LF; Peters Scores
t7 1-1 1 1-- DET L. Whitaker D. Eckersley -3% 47% LeFlore Steals 2B
t7 1-1 1 -2- O DET L. Whitaker D. Eckersley 5% 52% Flyball: CF; LeFlore to 3B
t7 1-1 2 --3 O DET K. Gibson D. Eckersley 7% 59% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Milt Wilcox facing 6-7-8
Phil Mankowski replaces Rick Peters (PR) playing 3B batting 8th
b7 1-1 0 --- O BOS C. Fisk M. Wilcox -4% 55% Strikeout
b7 1-1 1 --- O BOS B. Hobson M. Wilcox -3% 52% Lineout: 2B
b7 1-1 2 --- O BOS D. Evans M. Wilcox -2% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 4-5-6
t8 1-1 0 --- O DET C. Summers D. Eckersley 5% 55% Flyball: SS
t8 1-1 1 --- DET J. Thompson D. Eckersley -9% 46% Double to LF
t8 1-1 1 -2- O DET J. Wockenfuss D. Eckersley 7% 53% Flyball: LF
t8 1-1 2 -2- O DET J. Morales D. Eckersley 8% 61% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Milt Wilcox facing 9-1-2
Tom Poquette pinch hits for Gary Allenson (C) batting 9th
b8 1-1 0 --- BOS T. Poquette M. Wilcox 6% 68% Single to LF
b8 1-1 0 1-- O BOS R. Burleson M. Wilcox -2% 66% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Poquette to 2B
Jim Dwyer pinch hits for Ted Sizemore (2B) batting 2nd
b8 1-1 1 -2- R BOS J. Dwyer M. Wilcox 21% 86% Single to CF; Poquette Scores
b8 2-1 1 1-- OO BOS F. Lynn M. Wilcox -4% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-P
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 8-9-1
Mike O'Berry replaces Tom Poquette (PH) playing C batting 9th
Stan Papi replaces Jim Dwyer (PH) playing 2B batting 2nd
t9 1-2 0 --- O DET P. Mankowski D. Eckersley 8% 90% Popfly: LF
Al Greene pinch hits for Mark Wagner (SS) batting 9th
t9 1-2 1 --- O DET A. Greene D. Eckersley 6% 96% Lineout: 1B
t9 1-2 2 --- O DET R. LeFlore D. Eckersley 4% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Red Sox 2.

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