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OAK
@CHW
2
4
BOS
@CLE
6
5
TEX
@MIN
3
7
BAL
@NYY
3
12
CHC
@PIT
4
5
 
(10)
HOU
@SDP
5
7
MON
@STL
1
4
Thursday, June 4, 1981, 7:30PM
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 37,706, Time of Game: 2:50
Athletics
2
33-21
 Lost 1 
1st
at White Sox
4
27-19
 Won 1 
2nd, 2 GB
L: Rick Langford (5-6)
S: Ed Farmer (6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2 11  3
White Sox       0  0  0   0  0  0   2  2  X    4  8  1

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rickey Henderson LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .322 .423 .455 .878 -0.052 0.98 0.066 -0.119 -0.3 3 0 SB,CS
Dwayne Murphy CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .254 .365 .420 .785 -0.001 0.85 0.048 -0.049 -0.4 2 0
Wayne Gross 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .205 .317 .359 .676 -0.104 1.08 0.000 -0.104 -0.8 1 6
Tony Armas RF 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .298 .332 .532 .864 0.025 0.91 0.073 -0.047 0.6 1 0
Jim Spencer 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .125 .216 .202 .417 -0.091 1.16 0.000 -0.091 -0.9 8 0
Jeff Newman C 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .234 .259 .327 .586 -0.006 0.90 0.067 -0.073 -0.2 5 0 2B,GDP
Mitchell Page DH 4 1 1 2 0 3 4 .159 .225 .317 .542 0.124 1.18 0.204 -0.080 1.0 HR
Keith Drumright 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .238 .304 .238 .542 -0.066 0.65 0.000 -0.066 -0.7 2 2
Rob Picciolo SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .232 .277 .347 .625 -0.021 0.49 0.009 -0.030 -0.3 2 4
Rick Langford P 0 0
Team Totals 34 2 11 2 1 5 35 .324 .343 .441 .784 -0.192 0.93 0.467 -0.659 -2.0 24 12
2B: J Newman (7, off R Dotson).
HR: M Page (4, off R Dotson, 2nd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: J Newman 4; M Page 4; T Armas 3; R Picciolo 2; R Henderson; D Murphy.
GIDP: J Newman (1).
RBI: M Page 2 (12).
2-out RBI: M Page 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 3.
Fielding
E: T Armas (1); J Spencer (1); R Henderson (3).
Baserunning
SB: R Henderson (33, 2nd base off R Dotson/C Fisk).
CS: R Henderson (13, 2nd base by R Dotson/C Fisk).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron LeFlore LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .255 .325 .340 .665 0.086 1.40 0.152 -0.066 0.5 2 0
Mike Squires 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .290 .345 .328 .673 0.200 1.46 0.244 -0.044 0.6 11 0
Carlton Fisk C 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .291 .399 .455 .854 -0.107 1.35 0.022 -0.130 -0.6 5 1 2B
Greg Luzinski DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .269 .398 .463 .860 0.151 1.24 0.232 -0.081 0.3
   Rusty Kuntz PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .368 .333 .702 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Harold Baines RF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .263 .294 .388 .682 -0.034 1.06 0.022 -0.055 -0.0 1 1 IW
Chet Lemon CF 2 0 1 1 2 1 4 .312 .393 .468 .861 0.103 1.16 0.139 -0.036 1.3 3 0
Tony Bernazard 2B 2 0 1 1 1 0 4 .287 .344 .404 .748 0.048 0.97 0.072 -0.023 0.2 2 6 SF
Jim Morrison 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .231 .261 .366 .626 -0.093 1.32 0.021 -0.115 -1.2 2 0
Bill Almon SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .325 .373 .368 .741 -0.046 1.14 0.035 -0.081 -0.6 1 2
Richard Dotson P 0 2
   Ed Farmer P 0 1
Team Totals 31 4 8 4 4 5 36 .258 .333 .290 .624 0.308 1.23 0.939 -0.631 0.5 27 13
2B: C Fisk (7, off R Langford).
SF: T Bernazard (1, off R Langford).
IBB: H Baines (3, by R Langford).
TB: C Fisk 2; J Morrison; C Lemon; R LeFlore; T Bernazard; G Luzinski; M Squires; B Almon.
RBI: C Lemon (21); R LeFlore (16); T Bernazard (17); M Squires (15).
2-out RBI: R LeFlore; M Squires.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Bernazard-M Squires.
E: C Fisk (3).
Outfield Assists: H Baines (J Newman at 3rd base).

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Langford, L (5-6) 8 8 4 3 4 5 0 2.87 36 53 -0.309 1.23 -0.5
Team Totals 8 8 4 3 4 5 0 3.38 36 53 -0.309 1.23 -0.5

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Richard Dotson, W (6-3) 8.1 11 2 2 1 4 1 3.14 33 56 0.115 0.89 1.5
Ed Farmer, S (6) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.64 2 1 0 0.076 1.55 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 2 2 1 5 1 2.00 35 56 1 0 0.191 0.93 2.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R Langford (2; H Baines).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Haller, 1B - Russ Goetz, 2B - George Maloney, 3B - Ken Kaiser.
Time of Game: 2:50.
Attendance: 37,706.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 57° F, Wind 6mph in unknown direction, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics         Chicago White Sox
1 Rickey Henderson LF 1 Ron LeFlore LF
2 Dwayne Murphy CF 2 Mike Squires 1B
3 Wayne Gross 3B 3 Carlton Fisk C
4 Tony Armas RF 4 Greg Luzinski DH
5 Jim Spencer 1B 5 Harold Baines RF
6 Jeff Newman C 6 Chet Lemon CF
7 Mitchell Page DH 7 Tony Bernazard 2B
8 Keith Drumright 2B 8 Jim Morrison 3B
9 Rob Picciolo SS 9 Bill Almon SS
Rick Langford P Richard Dotson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 1-2 2 1-3 R CHW M. Squires R. Langford 24% 59% Single to CF; Almon Scores; LeFlore to 3B
b8 2-2 0 --- CHW G. Luzinski R. Langford 23% 83% Single to LF; Luzinski to 3B/Adv on E7/Adv on E3
t2 0-0 2 -2- RR OAK M. Page R. Dotson -20% 31% Home Run; Newman Scores
b7 0-2 2 12- R CHW R. LeFlore R. Langford 15% 34% Single to RF; Morrison Scores; Almon to 3B
b8 2-2 0 1-3 R CHW C. Lemon R. Langford 10% 95% Single to RF; Kuntz Scores; Baines to 3B; Lemon to 2B/Adv on E9

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' Richard Dotson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- OAK R. Henderson R. Dotson -4% 46% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O OAK D. Murphy R. Dotson 6% 52% Henderson Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- O OAK D. Murphy R. Dotson 1% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O OAK W. Gross R. Dotson 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 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 --- O CHW R. LeFlore R. Langford -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHW M. Squires R. Langford -1% 51% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- CHW C. Fisk R. Langford 2% 53% Double to LF
b1 0-0 2 -2- O CHW G. Luzinski R. Langford -3% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- OAK T. Armas R. Dotson -4% 46% Single to CF
t2 0-0 0 1-- O OAK J. Spencer R. Dotson 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B; Armas to 2B
t2 0-0 1 -2- O OAK J. Newman R. Dotson 4% 51% Double to RF; Armas out at 3B/3B
t2 0-0 2 -2- RR OAK M. Page R. Dotson -20% 31% Home Run; Newman Scores
t2 2-0 2 --- O OAK K. Drumright R. Dotson 1% 32% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- O CHW H. Baines R. Langford -2% 29% Flyball: SS
b2 0-2 1 --- CHW C. Lemon R. Langford 3% 32% Walk
b2 0-2 1 1-- CHW T. Bernazard R. Langford 4% 36% Walk; Lemon to 2B
b2 0-2 1 12- O CHW J. Morrison R. Langford -5% 31% Strikeout
b2 0-2 2 12- O CHW B. Almon R. Langford -5% 27% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 9-1-2
t3 2-0 0 --- O OAK R. Picciolo R. Dotson 2% 28% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- OAK R. Henderson R. Dotson -2% 27% Walk
t3 2-0 1 1-- O OAK D. Murphy R. Dotson 2% 29% Flyball: CF
t3 2-0 2 1-- OAK W. Gross R. Dotson -1% 27% Henderson Steals 2B; Henderson to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t3 2-0 2 --3 O OAK W. Gross R. Dotson 3% 30% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 1-2-3
b3 0-2 0 --- O CHW R. LeFlore R. Langford -3% 28% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- O CHW M. Squires R. Langford -2% 26% Flyball: LF
b3 0-2 2 --- O CHW C. Fisk R. Langford -1% 25% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 4-5-6
t4 2-0 0 --- OAK T. Armas R. Dotson -3% 22% Single to RF
t4 2-0 0 1-- O OAK J. Spencer R. Dotson 2% 25% Flyball: CF
t4 2-0 1 1-- OO OAK J. Newman R. Dotson 4% 28% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 4-5-6
b4 0-2 0 --- O CHW G. Luzinski R. Langford -3% 26% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- O CHW H. Baines R. Langford -2% 24% Strikeout
b4 0-2 2 --- CHW C. Lemon R. Langford 2% 25% Walk
b4 0-2 2 1-- CHW T. Bernazard R. Langford 3% 28% Single to CF; Lemon to 2B
b4 0-2 2 12- O CHW J. Morrison R. Langford -5% 23% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 7-8-9
t5 2-0 0 --- O OAK M. Page R. Dotson 2% 24% Strikeout
t5 2-0 1 --- O OAK K. Drumright R. Dotson 1% 25% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-0 2 --- OAK R. Picciolo R. Dotson -1% 25% Single to RF
t5 2-0 2 1-- O OAK R. Henderson R. Dotson 2% 26% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 9-1-2
b5 0-2 0 --- O CHW B. Almon R. Langford -3% 23% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-2 1 --- O CHW R. LeFlore R. Langford -2% 21% Flyball: RF
b5 0-2 2 --- O CHW M. Squires R. Langford -1% 20% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 0.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 2-3-4
t6 2-0 0 --- O OAK D. Murphy R. Dotson 1% 21% Groundout: P-1B
t6 2-0 1 --- O OAK W. Gross R. Dotson 1% 22% Groundout: P-1B
t6 2-0 2 --- OAK T. Armas R. Dotson -1% 22% Single to LF
t6 2-0 2 1-- O OAK J. Spencer R. Dotson 2% 23% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 3-4-5
b6 0-2 0 --- O CHW C. Fisk R. Langford -3% 20% Strikeout
b6 0-2 1 --- O CHW G. Luzinski R. Langford -2% 18% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-2 2 --- O CHW H. Baines R. Langford -1% 16% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 0.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 6-7-8
t7 2-0 0 --- OAK J. Newman R. Dotson -2% 14% Single to CF
t7 2-0 0 1-- O OAK M. Page R. Dotson 2% 16% Strikeout
t7 2-0 1 1-- O OAK K. Drumright R. Dotson 2% 18% Flyball: RF
t7 2-0 2 1-- O OAK R. Picciolo R. Dotson 1% 19% Single to RF; Newman out at 3B/RF-3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 6-7-8
b7 0-2 0 --- O CHW C. Lemon R. Langford -4% 16% Strikeout
b7 0-2 1 --- O CHW T. Bernazard R. Langford -2% 13% Flyball: CF
b7 0-2 2 --- CHW J. Morrison R. Langford 2% 15% Single to 3B/Bunt
b7 0-2 2 1-- CHW B. Almon R. Langford 4% 19% Single to 3B/Bunt; Morrison to 2B
b7 0-2 2 12- R CHW R. LeFlore R. Langford 15% 34% Single to RF; Morrison Scores; Almon to 3B
b7 1-2 2 1-3 R CHW M. Squires R. Langford 24% 59% Single to CF; Almon Scores; LeFlore to 3B
b7 2-2 2 1-3 O CHW C. Fisk R. Langford -9% 50% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 2.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Tied 2-2, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 1-2-3
t8 2-2 0 --- O OAK R. Henderson R. Dotson 4% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-2 1 --- OAK D. Murphy R. Dotson -5% 50% Single to RF
t8 2-2 1 1-- O OAK W. Gross R. Dotson 6% 55% Flyball: CF
t8 2-2 2 1-- O OAK T. Armas R. Dotson 5% 60% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 4-5-6
b8 2-2 0 --- CHW G. Luzinski R. Langford 23% 83% Single to LF; Luzinski to 3B/Adv on E7/Adv on E3
Rusty Kuntz pinch runs for Greg Luzinski (DH) batting 4th
b8 2-2 0 --3 CHW H. Baines R. Langford 2% 85% Intentional Walk
b8 2-2 0 1-3 R CHW C. Lemon R. Langford 10% 95% Single to RF; Kuntz Scores; Baines to 3B; Lemon to 2B/Adv on E9
b8 3-2 0 -23 RO CHW T. Bernazard R. Langford 0% 95% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Baines Scores/unER
b8 4-2 1 -2- O CHW J. Morrison R. Langford -1% 94% Fielder's Choice 3B; Lemon out at 3B/3B-2B-SS
b8 4-2 2 1-- O CHW B. Almon R. Langford -1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 3 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 4.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, White Sox' Richard Dotson facing 5-6-7
t9 2-4 0 --- O OAK J. Spencer R. Dotson 3% 97% Flyball: 2B
t9 2-4 1 --- OAK J. Newman R. Dotson -5% 92% Single to LF
Ed Farmer replaces Richard Dotson pitching
t9 2-4 1 1-- O OAK M. Page E. Farmer 4% 97% Strikeout
t9 2-4 2 1-- O OAK K. Drumright E. Farmer 3% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, White Sox 4.

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