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@CAL
11
7
TOR
@CHW
3
5
BOS
@CLE
1
7
BAL
@KCR
4
10
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@MIL
4
8
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@OAK
7
0
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@TEX
3
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@ATL
2
5
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@CIN
2
8
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@HOU
1
5
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@NYM
4
1
MON
@PHI
7
8
PIT
@STL
6
1
Sunday, July 9, 1978,
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 16,493, Time of Game: 2:34
Blue Jays
3
32-53
 Lost 1 
7th, 26 GB
at White Sox
5
38-46
 Won 1 
6th, 7 GB
W: Steve Stone (7-6)
L: Tom Underwood (5-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Blue Jays       0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  2    3  6  2
White Sox       0  0  0   0  0  1   4  0  X    5  7  1

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Bosetti CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .268 .312 .381 .693 -0.074 0.78 0.000 -0.074 -0.8 2 0
Tom Hutton RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .253 .326 .335 .661 -0.003 0.81 0.041 -0.044 0.2 1 0
Roy Howell 3B 4 0 2 1 0 2 4 .293 .346 .396 .743 0.113 0.97 0.147 -0.033 0.8 0 2
Rico Carty DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .281 .344 .456 .800 -0.059 0.90 0.018 -0.078 -0.4
John Mayberry 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .263 .349 .453 .801 -0.049 1.26 0.054 -0.102 0.4 10 1
Willie Upshaw LF 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .262 .314 .349 .663 -0.117 1.22 0.000 -0.117 -0.4 1 0
Dave McKay 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .243 .262 .348 .610 -0.082 0.78 0.000 -0.082 -0.7 2 2
Alan Ashby C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .218 .306 .327 .634 -0.011 0.60 0.023 -0.034 0.1 5 1
Luis Gomez SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .214 .277 .236 .513 -0.017 0.86 0.041 -0.057 -0.5 3 2 GDP
Balor Moore P 0 3
   Tom Underwood P 0 0
   Joe Coleman P 0 0
   Victor Cruz P 0 1
Team Totals 32 3 6 2 2 6 34 .188 .235 .188 .423 -0.299 0.92 0.324 -0.621 -1.3 24 12
TB: R Howell 2; T Hutton; L Gomez; R Carty; J Mayberry.
GIDP: L Gomez (7).
RBI: R Howell (47); W Upshaw (13).
2-out RBI: R Howell.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
E: A Ashby (2); L Gomez (8).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ralph Garr LF 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .288 .327 .367 .693 -0.038 1.70 0.137 -0.175 -0.3 1 0 2·CS
Alan Bannister CF 3 2 1 1 1 0 4 .239 .316 .295 .612 0.336 1.81 0.348 -0.012 1.8 4 0 SB
Lamar Johnson 1B 3 0 1 2 1 0 4 .252 .314 .380 .693 0.166 1.79 0.223 -0.057 1.2 7 0 2B
Wayne Nordhagen DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .297 .306 .424 .730 -0.113 1.17 0.000 -0.113 -0.8
   Bob Molinaro PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .313 .369 .422 .791 0.071 1.20 0.071 0.000 1.7
Jorge Orta 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .292 .347 .472 .819 -0.077 0.73 0.000 -0.077 -1.0 2 4
Bill Nahorodny C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .232 .290 .366 .656 -0.086 0.90 0.002 -0.088 -0.2 7 0
Claudell Washington RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .252 .270 .356 .625 -0.025 0.65 0.028 -0.053 -0.4 2 0 3B
Eric Soderholm 3B 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .239 .305 .397 .703 0.023 0.95 0.062 -0.039 -0.0 2 0 2B
   Greg Pryor PR-3B 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .231 .276 .264 .539 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 0 0 SH
Don Kessinger SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .246 .311 .303 .614 -0.054 1.17 0.010 -0.064 -0.6 1 2
Steve Stone P 1 2
   Mike Proly P 0 0
   Jim Willoughby P 0 0
Team Totals 29 5 7 5 6 5 36 .241 .371 .379 .751 0.202 1.23 0.881 -0.679 1.2 27 8
2B: L Johnson (11, off B Moore); E Soderholm (8, off T Underwood).
3B: C Washington (2, off B Moore).
SH: G Pryor (1, off V Cruz).
TB: C Washington 3; E Soderholm 2; R Garr 2; L Johnson 2; B Molinaro; A Bannister.
RBI: B Molinaro 2 (15); L Johnson 2 (35); A Bannister (7).
2-out RBI: B Molinaro 2; L Johnson; A Bannister.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Kessinger-J Orta-L Johnson.
E: B Nahorodny (9).
Baserunning
SB: A Bannister (3, 2nd base off B Moore/A Ashby).
CS: R Garr 2 (4, 2nd base by B Moore/A Ashby, 2nd base by B Moore POCS).

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Balor Moore 5.1 5 1 0 1 2 0 3.32 21 57 0.073 1.15 1.2
Tom Underwood, L (5-8) 1.1 1 4 4 3 1 0 4.54 8 1 0 -0.120 2.06 -0.6
Joe Coleman 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.44 2 3 3 -0.162 1.73 -2.7
Victor Cruz 1.1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 5 2 0 0.007 0.08 0.9
Team Totals 8 7 5 4 6 5 0 4.50 36 57 6 3 -0.202 1.23 -1.2
J Coleman faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Stone, W (7-6) 7 3 1 1 2 5 0 4.05 26 70 0.241 0.94 2.0
Mike Proly 1.1 3 2 1 0 1 0 2.45 6 1 0 -0.029 0.57 -0.8
Jim Willoughby, S (11) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.15 2 2 1 0.086 1.71 0.2
Team Totals 9 6 3 2 2 6 0 2.00 34 70 3 1 0.298 0.92 1.3
S Stone faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: B Moore (3; R Garr, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ted Hendry, 1B - Marty Springstead, 2B - Rich Garcia, 3B - Vic Voltaggio.
Time of Game: 2:34.
Attendance: 16,493.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 10mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Toronto Blue Jays         Chicago White Sox
1 Rick Bosetti CF 1 Ralph Garr LF
2 Tom Hutton RF 2 Alan Bannister CF
3 Roy Howell 3B 3 Lamar Johnson 1B
4 Rico Carty DH 4 Wayne Nordhagen DH
5 John Mayberry 1B 5 Jorge Orta 2B
6 Willie Upshaw LF 6 Bill Nahorodny C
7 Dave McKay 2B 7 Claudell Washingto RF
8 Alan Ashby C 8 Eric Soderholm 3B
9 Luis Gomez SS 9 Don Kessinger SS
Balor Moore P Steve Stone P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 1-1 2 123 R CHW A. Bannister T. Underwood 20% 81% Walk; Pryor Scores; Kessinger to 3B; Garr to 2B
b6 0-1 1 --3 R CHW L. Johnson B. Moore 13% 60% Double to LF; Bannister Scores/unER
t3 0-0 2 -2- R TOR R. Howell S. Stone -11% 41% Single to RF; Gomez Scores
b6 0-1 0 1-- O CHW A. Bannister B. Moore -10% 34% Garr Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
b7 2-1 2 123 R CHW L. Johnson J. Coleman 9% 90% Walk; Kessinger Scores; Garr to 3B; Bannister to 2B

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 --- O TOR R. Bosetti S. Stone 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- TOR T. Hutton S. Stone -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- TOR R. Howell S. Stone -4% 46% Single to LF; Hutton to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- O TOR R. Carty S. Stone 4% 51% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 12- O TOR J. Mayberry S. Stone 4% 55% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Balor Moore facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHW R. Garr B. Moore -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- CHW A. Bannister B. Moore 2% 55% Single to LF
b1 0-0 1 1-- O CHW L. Johnson B. Moore -3% 52% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CHW W. Nordhagen B. Moore -2% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O TOR W. Upshaw S. Stone 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O TOR D. McKay S. Stone 2% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- O TOR A. Ashby S. Stone 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Balor Moore facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHW J. Orta B. Moore -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O CHW B. Nahorodny B. Moore -2% 51% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- CHW C. Washington B. Moore 3% 54% Triple to CF
b2 0-0 2 --3 O CHW E. Soderholm B. Moore -4% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 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 --- TOR L. Gomez S. Stone -4% 46% Single to LF
t3 0-0 0 1-- O TOR R. Bosetti S. Stone 4% 50% Foul Flyball: 3B
t3 0-0 1 1-- O TOR T. Hutton S. Stone 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B; Gomez to 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- R TOR R. Howell S. Stone -11% 41% Single to RF; Gomez Scores
t3 1-0 2 1-- O TOR R. Carty S. Stone 2% 43% Lineout: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Balor Moore facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- O CHW D. Kessinger B. Moore -3% 40% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 0-1 1 --- CHW R. Garr B. Moore 3% 43% Single to LF
b3 0-1 1 1-- O CHW A. Bannister B. Moore -5% 38% Garr Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b3 0-1 2 --- O CHW A. Bannister B. Moore -1% 37% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, White Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- O TOR J. Mayberry S. Stone 2% 39% Flyball: CF
t4 1-0 1 --- O TOR W. Upshaw S. Stone 2% 41% Strikeout
t4 1-0 2 --- O TOR D. McKay S. Stone 1% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Balor Moore facing 3-4-5
b4 0-1 0 --- O CHW L. Johnson B. Moore -3% 39% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 0-1 1 --- O CHW W. Nordhagen B. Moore -2% 37% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-1 2 --- O CHW J. Orta B. Moore -1% 35% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, White Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 8-9-1
t5 1-0 0 --- O TOR A. Ashby S. Stone 2% 38% Flyball: LF
t5 1-0 1 --- O TOR L. Gomez S. Stone 2% 39% Bunt Popfly: P
t5 1-0 2 --- O TOR R. Bosetti S. Stone 1% 41% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Balor Moore facing 6-7-8
b5 0-1 0 --- O CHW B. Nahorodny B. Moore -3% 37% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-1 1 --- O CHW C. Washington B. Moore -2% 35% Groundout: P-1B
b5 0-1 2 --- CHW E. Soderholm B. Moore 2% 37% Walk
b5 0-1 2 1-- O CHW D. Kessinger B. Moore -3% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, White Sox 0.
Top of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 2-3-4
t6 1-0 0 --- O TOR T. Hutton S. Stone 2% 36% Flyball: RF
t6 1-0 1 --- O TOR R. Howell S. Stone 2% 37% Strikeout Looking
t6 1-0 2 --- O TOR R. Carty S. Stone 1% 38% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Balor Moore facing 1-2-3
b6 0-1 0 --- CHW R. Garr B. Moore 6% 45% Single to LF
b6 0-1 0 1-- O CHW A. Bannister B. Moore -10% 34% Garr Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
b6 0-1 1 --- CHW A. Bannister B. Moore 4% 39% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b6 0-1 1 1-- CHW L. Johnson B. Moore 8% 47% Bannister Steals 2B; Bannister to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b6 0-1 1 --3 R CHW L. Johnson B. Moore 13% 60% Double to LF; Bannister Scores/unER
Tom Underwood replaces Balor Moore pitching
b6 1-1 1 -2- O CHW W. Nordhagen T. Underwood -7% 53% Fielder's Choice SS unassisted; Johnson out at 3B/SS
b6 1-1 2 1-- O CHW J. Orta T. Underwood -3% 50% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 5-6-7
t7 1-1 0 --- O TOR J. Mayberry S. Stone 4% 54% Flyball: RF
t7 1-1 1 --- O TOR W. Upshaw S. Stone 3% 57% Foul Flyball: 3B
t7 1-1 2 --- O TOR D. McKay S. Stone 2% 59% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 6-7-8
b7 1-1 0 --- O CHW B. Nahorodny T. Underwood -4% 55% Flyball: 2B
b7 1-1 1 --- O CHW C. Washington T. Underwood -3% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 1-1 2 --- CHW E. Soderholm T. Underwood 4% 56% Double to CF
Greg Pryor pinch runs for Eric Soderholm (3B) batting 8th
b7 1-1 2 -2- CHW D. Kessinger T. Underwood 1% 57% Walk
b7 1-1 2 12- CHW R. Garr T. Underwood 4% 62% Walk; Pryor to 3B; Kessinger to 2B
b7 1-1 2 123 R CHW A. Bannister T. Underwood 20% 81% Walk; Pryor Scores; Kessinger to 3B; Garr to 2B
Joe Coleman replaces Tom Underwood pitching
b7 2-1 2 123 R CHW L. Johnson J. Coleman 9% 90% Walk; Kessinger Scores; Garr to 3B; Bannister to 2B
Bob Molinaro pinch hits for Wayne Nordhagen (DH) batting 4th
b7 3-1 2 123 RR CHW B. Molinaro J. Coleman 7% 97% Single to RF; Garr Scores; Bannister Scores; Johnson to 2B
Victor Cruz replaces Joe Coleman pitching
b7 5-1 2 12- O CHW J. Orta V. Cruz -0% 97% Strikeout
4 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 1, White Sox 5.
Top of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-5, White Sox' Steve Stone facing 8-9-1
Greg Pryor moves from PR to 3B
t8 1-5 0 --- TOR A. Ashby S. Stone -2% 95% Walk
Mike Proly replaces Steve Stone pitching
t8 1-5 0 1-- OO TOR L. Gomez M. Proly 4% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t8 1-5 2 --- O TOR R. Bosetti M. Proly 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 5-1, Blue Jays' Victor Cruz facing 6-7-8
b8 5-1 0 --- CHW B. Nahorodny V. Cruz 0% 99% Walk
b8 5-1 0 1-- O CHW C. Washington V. Cruz -0% 99% Strikeout
b8 5-1 1 1-- O CHW G. Pryor V. Cruz -0% 99% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Nahorodny to 2B
b8 5-1 2 -2- O CHW D. Kessinger V. Cruz -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, White Sox 5.
Top of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-5, White Sox' Mike Proly facing 2-3-4
t9 1-5 0 --- TOR T. Hutton M. Proly -2% 97% Single to RF
t9 1-5 0 1-- O TOR R. Howell M. Proly 2% 99% Strikeout
t9 1-5 1 1-- TOR R. Carty M. Proly -2% 97% Single to CF; Hutton to 2B
t9 1-5 1 12- R TOR J. Mayberry M. Proly -5% 91% Single to RF; Hutton Scores/Adv on E2/unER; Carty to 3B
Jim Willoughby replaces Mike Proly pitching
t9 2-5 1 1-3 RO TOR W. Upshaw J. Willoughby 5% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B; Carty Scores; Mayberry to 2B
t9 3-5 2 -2- O TOR D. McKay J. Willoughby 4% 100% Foul Bunt Popfly: C
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 3, White Sox 5.

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