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SEA
@CAL
4
6
TOR
@CHW
2
3
BOS
@CLE
8
4
DET
@KCR
8
5
NYY
@MIL
3
4
OAK
@MIN
1
3
HOU
@ATL
3
4
PHI
@MON
3
4
CHC
@NYM
1
4
CIN
@SDP
4
5
LAD
@SFG
5
0
PIT
@STL
3
1
Saturday, April 16, 1977,
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 7,467, Time of Game: 2:10
Blue Jays
2
5-4
 Lost 2 
2nd, 1 GB
at White Sox
3
5-2
 Won 4 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Steve Stone (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Blue Jays       0  0  0   0  1  0   0  1  0    2  3  2
White Sox       0  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  1    3  7  2
Winning Run scored with 1 out

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pedro Garcia 2B 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 .229 .289 .286 .575 0.065 1.24 0.111 -0.046 0.8 2 1 2B,HBP
Jim Mason SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .125 .160 .125 .285 -0.248 1.95 0.000 -0.248 -1.8 4 4 GDP
Bob Bailor LF 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .375 .389 .688 1.076 0.343 1.51 0.402 -0.060 1.3 2 0 HR,SB,HBP
Ron Fairly DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .188 .409 .313 .722 -0.168 1.34 0.000 -0.168 -1.2
Doug Ault 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .294 .351 .618 .969 -0.100 1.21 0.038 -0.137 -0.5 8 1
Dave McKay 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .281 .531 -0.166 1.62 0.000 -0.166 -1.1 2 0
Gary Woods CF 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .206 .250 .235 .485 0.068 1.64 0.178 -0.110 0.3 3 0 CS
Alan Ashby C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .286 .400 .429 .829 -0.190 2.16 0.000 -0.190 -1.1 4 2
Steve Bowling RF 3 0 1 1 1 2 4 .167 .412 .167 .578 0.052 1.47 0.143 -0.091 0.7 0 0 SB
Jesse Jefferson P 0 1
   Pete Vuckovich P 0 0
Team Totals 29 2 3 2 5 4 36 .103 .278 .241 .519 -0.344 1.57 0.872 -1.216 -2.6 25 9
2B: P Garcia (2, off S Stone).
HR: B Bailor (1, off S Stone, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
HBP: P Garcia (2, by S Stone); B Bailor (1, by S Stone).
TB: B Bailor 4; P Garcia 2; S Bowling.
GIDP: J Mason (1).
RBI: S Bowling (1); B Bailor (3).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Ashby-P Garcia; J Mason-P Garcia-D Ault.
E: P Vuckovich (1); J Jefferson (2).
Baserunning
SB: S Bowling (1, 2nd base off S Stone/J Essian); B Bailor (1, 2nd base off S Stone/J Essian).
CS: G Woods (1, 2nd base by S Stone/J Essian).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alan Bannister SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .321 .367 .357 .724 0.112 0.87 0.144 -0.032 1.0 3 0
Royle Stillman LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.164 1.23 0.000 -0.164 -1.5 1 0 GDP
Jorge Orta 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .321 .355 .464 .819 0.066 1.14 0.139 -0.072 0.7 3 2 CS
Richie Zisk RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .308 .400 .577 .977 -0.119 1.18 0.000 -0.119 -1.0 1 0
Jim Spencer 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .267 .267 .367 .633 0.064 1.04 0.096 -0.032 0.2 7 0
Oscar Gamble DH 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .190 .370 .333 .704 -0.062 1.19 0.042 -0.103 -0.1
Eric Soderholm 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .296 .345 .444 .789 0.037 1.35 0.084 -0.047 0.2 1 2
Chet Lemon CF 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .160 .241 .240 .481 0.116 1.83 0.165 -0.048 0.3 4 0
Jim Essian C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .455 .538 .909 1.448 -0.062 1.10 0.000 -0.062 -0.8 7 1
   Jerry Hairston PH 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1.000 0.166 5.61 0.166 0.000 1.0
Steve Stone P 0 4
Team Totals 31 3 7 3 5 4 36 .226 .333 .226 .559 0.154 1.30 0.836 -0.679 0.0 27 9
TB: J Orta 2; A Bannister 2; E Soderholm; O Gamble; J Spencer.
GIDP: R Stillman (1).
RBI: J Hairston (1); J Orta (4); A Bannister (4).
2-out RBI: J Orta.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Orta-J Spencer.
E: J Essian (1); E Soderholm (2).
Baserunning
CS: J Orta (1, 2nd base by P Vuckovich/A Ashby).
Pickoffs: O Gamble (1st base by J Jefferson).

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jesse Jefferson 7.1 6 2 2 3 3 0 2.57 30 58 0.097 0.89 1.5
Pete Vuckovich, L (0-1) 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0.00 6 1 0 -0.253 3.44 -1.5
Team Totals 8.1 7 3 2 5 4 0 2.16 36 58 1 0 -0.156 1.30 -0.0

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Stone, W (1-1) 9 3 2 2 5 4 1 2.12 36 72 0.343 1.57 2.6
Team Totals 9 3 2 2 5 4 1 2.00 36 72 0.343 1.57 2.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: S Stone 2 (2; P Garcia, B Bailor).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Jefferson (0; O Gamble, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Evans, 1B - Vic Voltaggio, 2B - Marty Springstead, 3B - Larry Barnett.
Time of Game: 2:10.
Attendance: 7,467.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 6mph from Right to Left, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Toronto Blue Jays         Chicago White Sox
1 Pedro Garcia 2B 1 Alan Bannister SS
2 Jim Mason SS 2 Royle Stillman LF
3 Bob Bailor LF 3 Jorge Orta 2B
4 Ron Fairly DH 4 Richie Zisk RF
5 Doug Ault 1B 5 Jim Spencer 1B
6 Dave McKay 3B 6 Oscar Gamble DH
7 Gary Woods CF 7 Eric Soderholm 3B
8 Alan Ashby C 8 Chet Lemon CF
9 Steve Bowling RF 9 Jim Essian C
Jesse Jefferson P Steve Stone P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 1-2 1 --- R TOR B. Bailor S. Stone -25% 55% Home Run
b9 2-2 1 123 R CHW J. Hairston P. Vuckovich 17% 100% Walk; Gamble Scores/unER; Soderholm to 3B; Lemon to 2B
t5 1-2 1 12- OO TOR J. Mason S. Stone 13% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
b9 2-2 1 12- CHW C. Lemon P. Vuckovich 13% 83% Walk; Gamble to 3B; Soderholm to 2B
b3 0-0 1 -2- R CHW A. Bannister J. Jefferson 11% 69% Single to LF; Lemon Scores; Bannister to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm

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, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- TOR P. Garcia S. Stone -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O TOR J. Mason S. Stone 2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Garcia to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O TOR B. Bailor S. Stone 3% 52% Foul Flyball: C
t1 0-0 2 -2- O TOR R. Fairly S. Stone 3% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Jesse Jefferson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHW A. Bannister J. Jefferson -2% 53% Flyball: SS
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHW R. Stillman J. Jefferson -2% 51% Foul Flyball: 3B
b1 0-0 2 --- O CHW J. Orta J. Jefferson -1% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- TOR D. Ault S. Stone -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- O TOR D. McKay S. Stone 4% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t2 0-0 1 1-- O TOR G. Woods S. Stone 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 1-- O TOR A. Ashby S. Stone 2% 55% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Jesse Jefferson facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHW R. Zisk J. Jefferson -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O CHW J. Spencer J. Jefferson -2% 51% Flyball: 3B
b2 0-0 2 --- CHW O. Gamble J. Jefferson 1% 52% Walk
b2 0-0 2 1-- O CHW E. Soderholm J. Jefferson -2% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O TOR S. Bowling S. Stone 3% 53% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- TOR P. Garcia S. Stone -5% 48% Double to LF
t3 0-0 1 -2- O TOR J. Mason S. Stone 5% 53% Fielder's Choice P; Garcia out at 3B/P-SS; Mason to 1B
t3 0-0 2 1-- O TOR B. Bailor S. Stone 3% 56% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Jesse Jefferson facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- CHW C. Lemon J. Jefferson 4% 59% Walk
b3 0-0 0 1-- O CHW J. Essian J. Jefferson -2% 58% Groundout: SS-1B; Lemon to 2B
b3 0-0 1 -2- R CHW A. Bannister J. Jefferson 11% 69% Single to LF; Lemon Scores; Bannister to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b3 1-0 1 -2- O CHW R. Stillman J. Jefferson -3% 66% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 1-0 2 -2- R CHW J. Orta J. Jefferson 9% 75% Single to LF; Bannister Scores
b3 2-0 2 1-- O CHW R. Zisk J. Jefferson -2% 73% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 0, White Sox 2.
Top of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 4-5-6
t4 0-2 0 --- O TOR R. Fairly S. Stone 3% 76% Flyball: RF
t4 0-2 1 --- O TOR D. Ault S. Stone 2% 78% Groundout: C unassisted
t4 0-2 2 --- O TOR D. McKay S. Stone 1% 79% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Blue Jays' Jesse Jefferson facing 5-6-7
b4 2-0 0 --- O CHW J. Spencer J. Jefferson -2% 77% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 2-0 1 --- CHW O. Gamble J. Jefferson 2% 79% Single to CF
b4 2-0 1 1-- CHW E. Soderholm J. Jefferson 1% 80% Gamble Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Gamble to 2B
b4 2-0 1 -2- CHW E. Soderholm J. Jefferson 1% 81% Walk
b4 2-0 1 12- O CHW C. Lemon J. Jefferson -3% 78% Flyball: SS
b4 2-0 2 12- O CHW J. Essian J. Jefferson -3% 75% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 0, White Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 7-8-9
t5 0-2 0 --- TOR G. Woods S. Stone -5% 71% Walk
t5 0-2 0 1-- O TOR A. Ashby S. Stone 3% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B; Woods to 2B
t5 0-2 1 -2- R TOR S. Bowling S. Stone -10% 64% Single to CF; Woods Scores
t5 1-2 1 1-- TOR P. Garcia S. Stone -2% 61% Bowling Steals 2B
t5 1-2 1 -2- TOR P. Garcia S. Stone -3% 58% Hit By Pitch
t5 1-2 1 12- OO TOR J. Mason S. Stone 13% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Blue Jays' Jesse Jefferson facing 1-2-3
b5 2-1 0 --- CHW A. Bannister J. Jefferson 3% 74% Single to LF
b5 2-1 0 1-- OO CHW R. Stillman J. Jefferson -7% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b5 2-1 2 --- O CHW J. Orta J. Jefferson -1% 66% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, White Sox 2.
Top of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 3-4-5
t6 1-2 0 --- TOR B. Bailor S. Stone -6% 60% Hit By Pitch
t6 1-2 0 1-- TOR R. Fairly S. Stone -9% 51% Bailor Steals 2B; Bailor to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t6 1-2 0 --3 O TOR R. Fairly S. Stone 7% 59% Strikeout
t6 1-2 1 --3 O TOR D. Ault S. Stone 9% 68% Flyball: CF
t6 1-2 2 --3 O TOR D. McKay S. Stone 6% 74% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Blue Jays' Jesse Jefferson facing 4-5-6
b6 2-1 0 --- O CHW R. Zisk J. Jefferson -2% 72% Flyball: CF
b6 2-1 1 --- CHW J. Spencer J. Jefferson 2% 74% Single to RF
b6 2-1 1 1-- O CHW O. Gamble J. Jefferson -3% 72% Flyball: CF
b6 2-1 2 1-- O CHW E. Soderholm J. Jefferson -2% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, White Sox 2.
Top of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 7-8-9
t7 1-2 0 --- TOR G. Woods S. Stone -7% 62% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t7 1-2 0 1-- O TOR A. Ashby S. Stone 7% 69% Flyball: CF
t7 1-2 1 1-- O TOR S. Bowling S. Stone 8% 77% Woods Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t7 1-2 2 --- TOR S. Bowling S. Stone -2% 74% Walk
t7 1-2 2 1-- O TOR P. Garcia S. Stone 5% 79% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Blue Jays' Jesse Jefferson facing 8-9-1
b7 2-1 0 --- O CHW C. Lemon J. Jefferson -2% 77% Lineout: SS
b7 2-1 1 --- O CHW J. Essian J. Jefferson -1% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 2-1 2 --- O CHW A. Bannister J. Jefferson -1% 75% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, White Sox 2.
Top of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 2-3-4
t8 1-2 0 --- O TOR J. Mason S. Stone 6% 80% Flyball: LF
t8 1-2 1 --- R TOR B. Bailor S. Stone -25% 55% Home Run
t8 2-2 1 --- O TOR R. Fairly S. Stone 3% 58% Groundout: P-1B
t8 2-2 2 --- O TOR D. Ault S. Stone 3% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 2, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Blue Jays' Jesse Jefferson facing 2-3-4
b8 2-2 0 --- O CHW R. Stillman J. Jefferson -5% 56% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 2-2 1 --- CHW J. Orta J. Jefferson 5% 61% Single to RF
Pete Vuckovich replaces Jesse Jefferson pitching
b8 2-2 1 1-- OO CHW R. Zisk P. Vuckovich -11% 50% Double Play: Strikeout, Orta Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 2, White Sox 2.
Top of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 2-2, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 6-7-8
t9 2-2 0 --- O TOR D. McKay S. Stone 6% 56% Groundout: P-1B
t9 2-2 1 --- TOR G. Woods S. Stone -6% 50% Walk
t9 2-2 1 1-- O TOR A. Ashby S. Stone 7% 57% Flyball: CF
t9 2-2 2 1-- O TOR S. Bowling S. Stone 7% 64% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 2, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Blue Jays' Pete Vuckovich facing 5-6-7
b9 2-2 0 --- CHW J. Spencer P. Vuckovich 7% 71% Reached on E1 (catch) (Ground Ball to 1B)
b9 2-2 0 1-- O CHW O. Gamble P. Vuckovich -8% 64% Bunt Groundout: C-SS/Forceout at 2B
b9 2-2 1 1-- CHW E. Soderholm P. Vuckovich 7% 71% Single to 3B; Gamble to 2B
b9 2-2 1 12- CHW C. Lemon P. Vuckovich 13% 83% Walk; Gamble to 3B; Soderholm to 2B
Jerry Hairston pinch hits for Jim Essian (C) batting 9th
b9 2-2 1 123 R CHW J. Hairston P. Vuckovich 17% 100% Walk; Gamble Scores/unER; Soderholm to 3B; Lemon to 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Blue Jays 2, White Sox 3.

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