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@BAL
2
5
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@CAL
2
5
OAK
@CHW
2
8
CLE
@DET
4
5
 
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@KCR
2
4
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@MIL
1
5
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@HOU
3
6
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@NYM
4
2
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@PHI
2
4
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@SDP
4
0
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@SFG
3
1
Tuesday, September 20, 1977,
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 5,617, Time of Game: 2:46
Athletics
2
58-91
 Lost 2 
6th, 36 GB
at White Sox
8
85-67
 Won 4 
2nd, 10½ GB
W: Steve Stone (15-11)
L: Rick Langford (8-18)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    2  9  7
White Sox       1  0  0   0  5  1   1  0  X    8 10  1

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rodney Scott 2B-SS 3 0 1 0 2 0 .258 .623 -0.013 0.80 0.082 -0.096 -0.3 1 3 CS
Rob Picciolo SS 3 0 2 0 0 1 .197 .468 0.055 1.10 0.088 -0.033 0.6 2 2
   Willie Crawford PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .606 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Rich McKinney PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .181 .549 -0.032 1.21 0.000 -0.032 -0.8
   Jeff Newman C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .592 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mitchell Page LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .311 .943 -0.078 0.86 0.019 -0.097 -0.5 3 0 CS
Mike Jorgensen 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .226 .636 -0.092 0.91 0.000 -0.092 -1.3 6 3
Jerry Tabb DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 .210 .625 -0.068 0.62 0.000 -0.068 -1.0
Manny Sanguillen C 2 1 1 0 1 0 .269 .638 0.063 0.68 0.074 -0.011 0.9 5 0
   Marty Perez 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .622 -0.002 0.08 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 0 0
Wayne Gross 3B 4 1 3 2 0 0 .236 .762 0.248 1.18 0.307 -0.059 2.0 2 0 HR,CS
Jim Tyrone RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 .252 .659 -0.036 0.98 0.038 -0.074 -0.4 2 0
Tony Armas CF 4 0 0 0 0 3 .243 .669 -0.096 0.96 0.000 -0.096 -1.6 2 0
Rick Langford P 0 0
   Bob Lacey P 0 0
   Craig Mitchell P 1 0
Team Totals 32 2 9 2 5 8 .281 .753 -0.051 0.89 0.608 -0.660 -2.6 24 8
HR: W Gross (19, off S Stone; 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs).
TB: W Gross 6; R Picciolo 2; J Tyrone; M Page; R Scott; M Sanguillen.
RBI: W Gross 2 (57).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Jorgensen-R Picciolo.
E: T Armas (6); M Jorgensen (3); W Gross (26); M Sanguillen (6); R Picciolo (20); R Scott 2 (21).
Baserunning
CS: W Gross (4, Home by S Stone/J Essian); M Page (5, 2nd base by S Stone/J Essian); R Scott (18, 2nd base by S Stone/J Essian).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ralph Garr LF 5 2 2 0 0 1 .294 .755 0.037 0.96 0.113 -0.076 -0.5 1 0 2B
Henry Cruz RF 5 1 1 2 0 1 .308 1.126 0.202 1.22 0.270 -0.068 0.7 2 0 HR
Jorge Orta 2B 4 0 0 0 1 0 .281 .754 0.003 0.72 0.032 -0.029 -0.3 2 1
Oscar Gamble DH 4 2 1 1 1 0 .292 .975 -0.037 0.70 0.030 -0.067 -0.6
Eric Soderholm 3B 4 1 1 0 1 0 .285 .860 0.017 0.66 0.059 -0.042 1.2 0 1
Jim Spencer 1B 5 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .709 0.058 0.71 0.084 -0.026 0.2 4 1
Chet Lemon CF 4 1 2 1 0 1 .273 .801 0.066 1.05 0.110 -0.045 1.7 4 0 3B
Don Kessinger SS 3 0 1 1 1 0 .242 .593 0.030 0.57 0.044 -0.014 0.6 4 1
Jim Essian C 3 0 1 1 1 0 .272 .810 0.072 0.82 0.095 -0.023 1.0 9 3
Steve Stone P 1 0
   Dave Hamilton P 0 1
Team Totals 37 8 10 6 5 3 .270 .790 0.448 0.82 0.837 -0.390 3.9 27 8
2B: R Garr (28, off R Langford).
3B: C Lemon (4, off C Mitchell).
HR: H Cruz (2, off R Langford; 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs).
TB: C Lemon 4; H Cruz 4; R Garr 3; D Kessinger; J Essian; O Gamble; E Soderholm; J Spencer.
RBI: H Cruz 2 (5); D Kessinger (14); J Essian (44); C Lemon (64); O Gamble (80).
2-out RBI: J Essian.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Spencer.
E: H Cruz (1).

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Langford, L (8-18) 4.1 6 6 2 3 2 1 3.87 25 34 -0.406 1.25 -3.4
Bob Lacey 1.2 2 1 0 1 1 0 3.21 8 2 1 -0.036 0.39 -0.6
Craig Mitchell 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 8.44 9 0 0 -0.005 0.03 0.0
Team Totals 8 10 8 3 5 3 1 3.38 42 34 2 1 -0.447 0.82 -3.9

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Stone, W (15-11) 6.2 7 2 2 5 5 1 4.37 28 52 0.012 1.08 0.8
Dave Hamilton, S (8) 2.1 2 0 0 0 3 0 3.86 9 3 0 0.041 0.23 1.8
Team Totals 9 9 2 2 5 8 1 2.00 37 52 3 0 0.053 0.89 2.6
Balks: None.
WP: S Stone (12).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Evans, 1B - Vic Voltaggio, 2B - Marty Springstead, 3B - Larry Barnett.
Time of Game: 2:46.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 57° F, Wind 5mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics         Chicago White Sox
1 Rodney Scott 2B 1 Ralph Garr LF
2 Rob Picciolo SS 2 Henry Cruz RF
3 Mitchell Page LF 3 Jorge Orta 2B
4 Mike Jorgensen 1B 4 Oscar Gamble DH
5 Jerry Tabb DH 5 Eric Soderholm 3B
6 Manny Sanguillen C 6 Jim Spencer 1B
7 Wayne Gross 3B 7 Chet Lemon CF
8 Jim Tyrone RF 8 Don Kessinger SS
9 Tony Armas CF 9 Jim Essian C
Rick Langford P Steve Stone P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-2 0 1-- RR CHW H. Cruz R. Langford 24% 71% Home Run; Garr Scores
t5 0-1 0 1-- RR OAK W. Gross S. Stone -23% 36% Home Run; Sanguillen Scores
b5 3-2 1 123 RR CHW C. Lemon R. Langford 10% 90% Single to CF; Gamble Scores/unER; Soderholm Scores/Adv on E8/unER; Spencer to 2B
b3 1-0 0 1-- OO CHW O. Gamble R. Langford -7% 63% Line Drive Double Play: 1B-SS
b2 1-0 1 123 O CHW R. Garr R. Langford -6% 68% Groundout: 1B-C/Forceout at Hm; Kessinger to 3B; Essian to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- OAK R. Scott S. Stone -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O OAK R. Picciolo S. Stone 3% 50% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 1-- O OAK M. Page S. Stone 4% 54% Scott Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- OAK M. Page S. Stone -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O OAK M. Jorgensen S. Stone 2% 55% Page Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CHW R. Garr R. Langford 6% 61% Double to CF
b1 0-0 0 -2- CHW H. Cruz R. Langford 3% 64% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Garr stays at 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- O CHW J. Orta R. Langford -0% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B; Garr to 3B; Cruz to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -23 RO CHW O. Gamble R. Langford 0% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B; Garr Scores/unER; Cruz to 3B
b1 1-0 2 --3 O CHW E. Soderholm R. Langford -3% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O OAK M. Jorgensen S. Stone 2% 63% Groundout: 1B-P
t2 0-1 1 --- O OAK J. Tabb S. Stone 2% 65% Strikeout
t2 0-1 2 --- O OAK M. Sanguillen S. Stone 1% 66% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- CHW J. Spencer R. Langford 3% 69% Single to CF
b2 1-0 0 1-- O CHW C. Lemon R. Langford -3% 66% Foul Flyball: C
b2 1-0 1 1-- CHW D. Kessinger R. Langford 3% 69% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Spencer to 2B
b2 1-0 1 12- CHW J. Essian R. Langford 5% 74% Walk; Spencer to 3B; Kessinger to 2B
b2 1-0 1 123 O CHW R. Garr R. Langford -6% 68% Groundout: 1B-C/Forceout at Hm; Kessinger to 3B; Essian to 2B
b2 1-0 2 123 O CHW H. Cruz R. Langford -6% 61% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- OAK W. Gross S. Stone -4% 57% Single to CF
t3 0-1 0 1-- O OAK J. Tyrone S. Stone 4% 61% Strikeout
t3 0-1 1 1-- O OAK T. Armas S. Stone 3% 64% Strikeout
t3 0-1 2 1-- OAK R. Scott S. Stone -3% 61% Single to CF; Gross to 3B
t3 0-1 2 1-3 O OAK R. Picciolo S. Stone 6% 67% Gross Caught Stealing Hm (C-2B-C)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 3-4-5
b3 1-0 0 --- CHW J. Orta R. Langford 3% 70% Walk
b3 1-0 0 1-- OO CHW O. Gamble R. Langford -7% 63% Line Drive Double Play: 1B-SS
b3 1-0 2 --- O CHW E. Soderholm R. Langford -1% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- OAK R. Picciolo S. Stone -5% 58% Single to LF
t4 0-1 0 1-- O OAK M. Page S. Stone 4% 62% Flyball: SS
t4 0-1 1 1-- O OAK M. Jorgensen S. Stone 4% 66% Flyball: CF
t4 0-1 2 1-- O OAK J. Tabb S. Stone 3% 69% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 6-7-8
b4 1-0 0 --- O CHW J. Spencer R. Langford -2% 67% Flyball: 2B
b4 1-0 1 --- O CHW C. Lemon R. Langford -2% 65% Strikeout
b4 1-0 2 --- CHW D. Kessinger R. Langford 1% 66% Walk
b4 1-0 2 1-- O CHW J. Essian R. Langford -2% 64% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 6-7-8
t5 0-1 0 --- OAK M. Sanguillen S. Stone -5% 59% Walk
t5 0-1 0 1-- RR OAK W. Gross S. Stone -23% 36% Home Run; Sanguillen Scores
t5 2-1 0 --- OAK J. Tyrone S. Stone -4% 32% Walk
t5 2-1 0 1-- O OAK T. Armas S. Stone 3% 36% Strikeout
t5 2-1 1 1-- OO OAK R. Scott S. Stone 6% 41% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 1-2-3
b5 1-2 0 --- CHW R. Garr R. Langford 5% 47% Single to LF
b5 1-2 0 1-- RR CHW H. Cruz R. Langford 24% 71% Home Run; Garr Scores
b5 3-2 0 --- O CHW J. Orta R. Langford -2% 69% Foul Flyball: 3B
b5 3-2 1 --- CHW O. Gamble R. Langford 2% 71% Single to LF
b5 3-2 1 1-- CHW E. Soderholm R. Langford 3% 74% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Gamble to 2B
b5 3-2 1 12- CHW J. Spencer R. Langford 5% 80% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Gamble to 3B; Soderholm to 2B
b5 3-2 1 123 RR CHW C. Lemon R. Langford 10% 90% Single to CF; Gamble Scores/unER; Soderholm Scores/Adv on E8/unER; Spencer to 2B
Bob Lacey replaces Rick Langford pitching
b5 5-2 1 12- O CHW D. Kessinger B. Lacey -1% 89% Flyball: LF; Spencer to 3B
b5 5-2 2 1-3 R CHW J. Essian B. Lacey 4% 93% Single to LF; Spencer Scores/unER; Lemon to 2B
b5 6-2 2 12- O CHW R. Garr B. Lacey -1% 92% Strikeout
5 runs, 5 hits, 3 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 6.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-6, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 2-3-4
t6 2-6 0 --- OAK R. Picciolo S. Stone -3% 89% Single to CF
t6 2-6 0 1-- OAK M. Page S. Stone -1% 88% Wild Pitch; Picciolo to 2B
t6 2-6 0 -2- O OAK M. Page S. Stone 3% 91% Flyball: LF
t6 2-6 1 -2- O OAK M. Jorgensen S. Stone 2% 93% Flyball: CF
t6 2-6 2 -2- O OAK J. Tabb S. Stone 2% 95% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 6.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 6-2, Athletics' Bob Lacey facing 2-3-4
b6 6-2 0 --- O CHW H. Cruz B. Lacey -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 6-2 1 --- O CHW J. Orta B. Lacey -0% 94% Lineout: CF
b6 6-2 2 --- CHW O. Gamble B. Lacey 0% 95% Walk
b6 6-2 2 1-- R CHW E. Soderholm B. Lacey 3% 97% Single to LF; Gamble Scores/Adv on E4/Adv on E2/unER; Soderholm to 3B
b6 7-2 2 --3 O CHW J. Spencer B. Lacey -0% 97% Flyball: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 7.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-7, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 6-7-8
t7 2-7 0 --- OAK M. Sanguillen S. Stone -2% 95% Single to RF; Sanguillen to 2B/Adv on E9
t7 2-7 0 -2- OAK W. Gross S. Stone -4% 91% Single to RF; Sanguillen to 3B
t7 2-7 0 1-3 O OAK J. Tyrone S. Stone 3% 94% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t7 2-7 1 1-3 O OAK T. Armas S. Stone 3% 97% Foul Flyball: 1B
t7 2-7 2 1-3 OAK R. Scott S. Stone -2% 95% Walk; Tyrone to 2B
Dave Hamilton replaces Steve Stone pitching
Rich McKinney pinch hits for Willie Crawford batting 2nd
Willie Crawford pinch hits for Rob Picciolo (SS) batting 2nd
t7 2-7 2 123 O OAK R. McKinney D. Hamilton 3% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 7.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 7-2, Athletics' Craig Mitchell facing 7-8-9
Craig Mitchell replaces Bob Lacey pitching
Jeff Newman replaces Rich McKinney (PH) playing C batting 2nd
Marty Perez replaces Manny Sanguillen (C) playing 2B batting 6th
Rodney Scott moves from 2B to SS
b7 7-2 0 --- CHW C. Lemon C. Mitchell 1% 99% Triple to CF
b7 7-2 0 --3 R CHW D. Kessinger C. Mitchell 0% 99% Single to LF; Lemon Scores
b7 8-2 0 1-- O CHW J. Essian C. Mitchell -0% 99% Flyball: LF
b7 8-2 1 1-- O CHW R. Garr C. Mitchell -0% 99% Foul Flyball: 3B
b7 8-2 2 1-- O CHW H. Cruz C. Mitchell -0% 99% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 8.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-8, White Sox' Dave Hamilton facing 3-4-5
t8 2-8 0 --- OAK M. Page D. Hamilton -1% 99% Single to LF
t8 2-8 0 1-- O OAK M. Jorgensen D. Hamilton 1% 99% Strikeout
t8 2-8 1 1-- O OAK J. Tabb D. Hamilton 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t8 2-8 2 1-- O OAK M. Perez D. Hamilton 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 8.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 8-2, Athletics' Craig Mitchell facing 3-4-5
b8 8-2 0 --- O CHW J. Orta C. Mitchell -0% 100% Flyball: LF
b8 8-2 1 --- O CHW O. Gamble C. Mitchell -0% 100% Lineout: RF
b8 8-2 2 --- CHW E. Soderholm C. Mitchell 0% 100% Walk
b8 8-2 2 1-- O CHW J. Spencer C. Mitchell -0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 8.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-8, White Sox' Dave Hamilton facing 7-8-9
t9 2-8 0 --- O OAK W. Gross D. Hamilton 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t9 2-8 1 --- OAK J. Tyrone D. Hamilton -0% 100% Single to LF
t9 2-8 1 1-- O OAK T. Armas D. Hamilton 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 2-8 2 1-- O OAK R. Scott D. Hamilton 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 8.

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