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Standings
TOR
@BOS
5
6
SEA
@MIL
6
7
 
(11)
CHW
@MIN
4
2
 
(10)
CLE
@NYY
2
5
OAK
@TEX
3
4
STL
@PIT
9
5
LAD
@SFG
3
5
Thursday, September 27, 1979, 7:38PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 20,853, Time of Game: 2:29
Blue Jays
5
53-106
 Lost 2 
7th, 49½ GB
at Red Sox
6
89-68
 Won 2 
3rd, 12½ GB
W: Dick Drago (10-6)
L: Tom Buskey (6-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Blue Jays       0  0  1   0  0  0   0  4  0    5 15  0
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  1   2  2  1    6 10  0
Winning Run scored with 0 outs

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alfredo Griffin SS 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .283 .330 .352 .682 0.111 1.46 0.239 -0.129 1.2 2 5 3B,SB,CS
Al Woods LF 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .281 .340 .392 .731 0.136 1.60 0.218 -0.082 1.1 3 0 2B
Roy Howell 3B 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .251 .315 .413 .727 -0.286 1.73 0.000 -0.286 -2.2 0 0 GDP
Otto Velez DH 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .292 .399 .530 .929 0.139 1.84 0.229 -0.091 0.3
Tony Solaita 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .259 .375 .396 .771 -0.117 1.34 0.036 -0.153 -0.9 8 0 GDP
Rick Bosetti CF 3 1 1 2 1 1 4 .261 .287 .364 .651 0.389 1.31 0.441 -0.052 2.1 2 0 HR
Rick Cerone C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .236 .292 .352 .644 -0.220 1.46 0.050 -0.270 -1.9 5 0 CS,GDP
Bob Bailor RF 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .230 .300 .287 .587 0.118 1.18 0.159 -0.040 0.9 1 0
Luis Gomez 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .239 .267 .277 .543 -0.057 1.41 0.068 -0.125 -0.6 3 3
Tom Underwood P 0 2
   Tom Buskey P 0 0
Team Totals 37 5 15 5 2 4 39 .405 .436 .568 1.003 0.213 1.49 1.440 -1.228 -0.0 24 10
2B: A Woods (24, off B Campbell).
3B: A Griffin (8, off J Finch).
HR: R Bosetti (8, off B Campbell, 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
TB: A Griffin 5; A Woods 4; R Bosetti 4; B Bailor 3; R Cerone 2; L Gomez; O Velez; T Solaita.
GIDP: R Cerone (5); T Solaita (1); R Howell (12).
RBI: R Bosetti 2 (65); O Velez (47); A Griffin (30); A Woods (35).
2-out RBI: R Bosetti 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 3. A Griffin-L Gomez-T Solaita 2; A Griffin-T Solaita.
Baserunning
SB: A Griffin (20, 2nd base off J Finch/G Allenson).
CS: A Griffin (16, Home by J Finch/G Allenson); R Cerone (4, Home by J Finch/G Allenson).

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 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .275 .311 .362 .673 -0.182 1.43 0.000 -0.182 -1.4 3 8
Ted Sizemore 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .248 .312 .324 .635 0.017 1.30 0.056 -0.038 -0.1 1 4 2B
Fred Lynn CF 4 1 1 2 0 2 4 .336 .423 .641 1.065 0.327 1.03 0.390 -0.063 1.3 0 0 HR
Jim Rice LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .327 .384 .602 .986 -0.040 1.21 0.053 -0.092 -0.2 2 0
Carlton Fisk DH 4 2 3 1 0 0 4 .275 .303 .447 .750 0.305 1.57 0.418 -0.113 0.7 HR,GDP
Butch Hobson 3B 3 1 2 2 0 0 3 .257 .294 .496 .790 0.240 1.28 0.295 -0.055 1.3 3 1 HR,GDP
Dwight Evans RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .278 .368 .463 .831 -0.073 0.89 0.000 -0.073 -0.7 1 0
Jim Dwyer 1B 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .272 .358 .398 .756 0.126 0.86 0.133 -0.007 0.8 12 0 2B
Gary Allenson C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .197 .261 .293 .553 -0.007 1.75 0.104 -0.111 -0.1 5 1 GDP
Joel Finch P 0 3
   Bill Campbell P 0 0
   Dick Drago P 0 0
Team Totals 31 6 10 6 1 4 32 .323 .344 .677 1.021 0.713 1.27 1.449 -0.734 1.6 27 17
2B: J Dwyer (7, off T Underwood); T Sizemore (22, off T Underwood).
HR: B Hobson (28, off T Underwood, 7th inn, 1 on, 1 out); F Lynn (39, off T Underwood, 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF); C Fisk (9, off T Buskey, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: C Fisk 6; B Hobson 5; F Lynn 4; J Dwyer 3; T Sizemore 2; G Allenson.
GIDP: G Allenson (6); B Hobson (23); C Fisk (9).
RBI: F Lynn 2 (121); B Hobson 2 (92); C Fisk (40); T Sizemore (30).
2-out RBI: F Lynn 2.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 3. T Sizemore-R Burleson-J Dwyer 2; J Finch-R Burleson-J Dwyer.

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Underwood 8 9 5 5 1 4 2 3.69 31 47 -0.362 1.23 -0.6
Tom Buskey, L (6-10) 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3.20 1 0 0 -0.352 2.31 -1.0
Team Totals 8 10 6 6 1 4 3 6.75 32 47 0 0 -0.714 1.27 -1.6

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joel Finch 7 10 2 2 2 3 0 4.87 28 50 0.188 1.37 2.0
Bill Campbell, BS (8) 0.2 4 3 3 0 0 1 4.28 6 1 1 -0.566 2.11 -2.8
Dick Drago, W (10-6) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.89 5 1 0 0.164 1.48 0.8
Team Totals 9 15 5 5 2 4 1 5.00 39 50 2 1 -0.214 1.49 0.0
J Finch faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Russ Goetz, 1B - Bill Haller, 2B - (none), 3B - Ken Kaiser.
Time of Game: 2:29.
Attendance: 20,853.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Toronto Blue Jays         Boston Red Sox
1 Alfredo Griffin SS 1 Rick Burleson SS
2 Al Woods LF 2 Ted Sizemore 2B
3 Roy Howell 3B 3 Fred Lynn CF
4 Otto Velez DH 4 Jim Rice LF
5 Tony Solaita 1B 5 Carlton Fisk DH
6 Rick Bosetti CF 6 Butch Hobson 3B
7 Rick Cerone C 7 Dwight Evans RF
8 Bob Bailor RF 8 Jim Dwyer 1B
9 Luis Gomez 2B 9 Gary Allenson C
Tom Underwood P Joel Finch P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 3-5 2 -2- RR BOS F. Lynn T. Underwood 39% 53% Home Run; Sizemore Scores
t8 3-3 2 1-- RR TOR R. Bosetti B. Campbell -39% 17% Home Run; Velez Scores
b9 5-5 0 --- R BOS C. Fisk T. Buskey 35% 100% Home Run
b7 1-1 1 1-- RR BOS B. Hobson T. Underwood 28% 87% Home Run; Fisk Scores
t8 2-3 1 -2- R TOR O. Velez B. Campbell -19% 50% Single; Woods Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Joel Finch facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O TOR A. Griffin J. Finch 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- TOR A. Woods J. Finch -2% 50% Single
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO TOR R. Howell J. Finch 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson T. Underwood -2% 53% Flyball: 2B
b1 0-0 1 --- O BOS T. Sizemore T. Underwood -2% 51% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- O BOS F. Lynn T. Underwood -1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Joel Finch facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- TOR O. Velez J. Finch -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO TOR T. Solaita J. Finch 8% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O TOR R. Bosetti J. Finch 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O BOS J. Rice T. Underwood -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- BOS C. Fisk T. Underwood 3% 55% Single
b2 0-0 1 1-- OO BOS B. Hobson T. Underwood -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Joel Finch facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O TOR R. Cerone J. Finch 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- TOR B. Bailor J. Finch -3% 50% Single
t3 0-0 1 1-- TOR L. Gomez J. Finch -7% 43% Single; Bailor to 3B
t3 0-0 1 1-3 R TOR A. Griffin J. Finch -7% 36% Single; Bailor Scores; Gomez to 2B
t3 1-0 1 12- TOR A. Woods J. Finch -6% 30% Single; Gomez to 3B; Griffin to 2B
t3 1-0 1 123 O TOR R. Howell J. Finch 7% 37% Strikeout
t3 1-0 2 123 O TOR O. Velez J. Finch 7% 44% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- O BOS D. Evans T. Underwood -3% 42% Flyball: CF
b3 0-1 1 --- BOS J. Dwyer T. Underwood 3% 45% Single
b3 0-1 1 1-- OO BOS G. Allenson T. Underwood -6% 38% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Joel Finch facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- TOR T. Solaita J. Finch -4% 35% Single
t4 1-0 0 1-- TOR R. Bosetti J. Finch -5% 29% Walk; Solaita to 2B
t4 1-0 0 12- OO TOR R. Cerone J. Finch 10% 40% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B; Solaita to 3B
t4 1-0 2 --3 O TOR B. Bailor J. Finch 4% 44% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 1-2-3
b4 0-1 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson T. Underwood -3% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-1 1 --- O BOS T. Sizemore T. Underwood -2% 38% Foul Flyball: C
b4 0-1 2 --- O BOS F. Lynn T. Underwood -1% 37% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Joel Finch facing 9-1-2
t5 1-0 0 --- O TOR L. Gomez J. Finch 3% 39% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-0 1 --- TOR A. Griffin J. Finch -3% 37% Single/Bunt
t5 1-0 1 1-- TOR A. Woods J. Finch -2% 35% Griffin Steals 2B
t5 1-0 1 -2- O TOR A. Woods J. Finch 3% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B; Griffin to 3B
t5 1-0 2 --3 O TOR R. Howell J. Finch 4% 43% Griffin Caught Stealing Hm (P-C)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 4-5-6
b5 0-1 0 --- BOS J. Rice T. Underwood 5% 48% Walk
b5 0-1 0 1-- OO BOS C. Fisk T. Underwood -11% 37% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b5 0-1 2 --- BOS B. Hobson T. Underwood 2% 38% Single
b5 0-1 2 1-- O BOS D. Evans T. Underwood -4% 35% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Joel Finch facing 3-4-5
t6 1-0 0 --- O TOR R. Howell J. Finch 3% 38% Strikeout
t6 1-0 1 --- O TOR O. Velez J. Finch 2% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 1-0 2 --- O TOR T. Solaita J. Finch 1% 41% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 8-9-1
b6 0-1 0 --- BOS J. Dwyer T. Underwood 10% 51% Double
b6 0-1 0 -2- BOS G. Allenson T. Underwood 10% 61% Single; Dwyer to 3B
b6 0-1 0 1-3 O BOS R. Burleson T. Underwood -10% 52% Popfly: LF
b6 0-1 1 1-3 RO BOS T. Sizemore T. Underwood 2% 54% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B; Dwyer Scores
b6 1-1 2 1-- O BOS F. Lynn T. Underwood -4% 50% Popfly: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 1-1, Red Sox' Joel Finch facing 6-7-8
t7 1-1 0 --- O TOR R. Bosetti J. Finch 4% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 1-1 1 --- TOR R. Cerone J. Finch -4% 50% Single
t7 1-1 1 1-- TOR B. Bailor J. Finch -11% 39% Single; Cerone to 3B
t7 1-1 1 1-3 O TOR L. Gomez J. Finch 14% 53% Cerone Caught Stealing Hm (C-3B); Bailor to 2B
t7 1-1 2 -2- O TOR L. Gomez J. Finch 6% 59% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 4-5-6
b7 1-1 0 --- O BOS J. Rice T. Underwood -4% 55% Groundout: P-1B
b7 1-1 1 --- BOS C. Fisk T. Underwood 4% 59% Single
b7 1-1 1 1-- RR BOS B. Hobson T. Underwood 28% 87% Home Run; Fisk Scores
b7 3-1 1 --- O BOS D. Evans T. Underwood -1% 86% Strikeout
b7 3-1 2 --- O BOS J. Dwyer T. Underwood -1% 85% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Joel Finch facing 1-2-3
t8 1-3 0 --- TOR A. Griffin J. Finch -12% 73% Triple
Bill Campbell replaces Joel Finch pitching
t8 1-3 0 --3 R TOR A. Woods B. Campbell -14% 59% Double; Griffin Scores
t8 2-3 0 -2- O TOR R. Howell B. Campbell 10% 69% Flyball: LF
t8 2-3 1 -2- R TOR O. Velez B. Campbell -19% 50% Single; Woods Scores
t8 3-3 1 1-- O TOR T. Solaita B. Campbell 6% 56% Flyball: 3B
t8 3-3 2 1-- RR TOR R. Bosetti B. Campbell -39% 17% Home Run; Velez Scores
t8 5-3 2 --- TOR R. Cerone B. Campbell -1% 16% Single
Dick Drago replaces Bill Campbell pitching
t8 5-3 2 1-- TOR B. Bailor D. Drago -2% 14% Single; Cerone to 3B; Bailor to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
t8 5-3 2 -23 O TOR L. Gomez D. Drago 4% 18% Groundout: SS-1B
4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-5, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 9-1-2
b8 3-5 0 --- O BOS G. Allenson T. Underwood -5% 13% Flyball: CF
b8 3-5 1 --- O BOS R. Burleson T. Underwood -3% 10% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 3-5 2 --- BOS T. Sizemore T. Underwood 4% 14% Double
b8 3-5 2 -2- RR BOS F. Lynn T. Underwood 39% 53% Home Run; Sizemore Scores
b8 5-5 2 --- O BOS J. Rice T. Underwood -3% 50% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 5-5, Red Sox' Dick Drago facing 1-2-3
t9 5-5 0 --- O TOR A. Griffin D. Drago 6% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-5 1 --- O TOR A. Woods D. Drago 5% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-5 2 --- O TOR R. Howell D. Drago 4% 65% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 5-5, Blue Jays' Tom Buskey facing 5-6-7
Tom Buskey replaces Tom Underwood pitching
b9 5-5 0 --- R BOS C. Fisk T. Buskey 35% 100% Home Run
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 6.

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