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MIL
@CHW
3
4
 
(5)
CAL
@CLE
3
4
OAK
@DET
10
4
NYY
@KCR
3
4
BAL
@TEX
3
9
SEA
@TOR
3
8
CHC
@LAD
9
7
ATL
@MON
3
5
HOU
@NYM
5
4
 
(14)
CIN
@PHI
3
0
PIT
@SDP
4
6
STL
@SFG
3
9
Friday, May 12, 1978, 7:35PM
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 6,401, Time of Game: 2:25
Angels
3
18-10
 Lost 1 
2nd, 1½ GB
at Indians
4
13-14
 Won 3 
4th, 5 GB
W: Mike Paxton (1-2)
L: Nolan Ryan (2-2)
S: Jim Kern (3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Angels          0  0  1   1  0  0   0  0  1    3  5  1
Indians         0  0  0   0  3  0   0  1  X    4  7  1

California Angels

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Miller RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .221 .353 .295 .648 -0.082 1.00 0.026 -0.108 -0.7 1 0 CS
Dave Chalk SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .289 .386 .316 .702 -0.065 1.34 0.014 -0.079 -0.4 2 4 HBP
Lyman Bostock CF 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .225 .288 .343 .631 0.106 1.23 0.143 -0.037 1.2 1 0
Joe Rudi DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .200 .265 .422 .688 -0.126 1.24 0.000 -0.126 -1.2
Don Baylor LF 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .303 .385 .616 1.001 -0.008 1.18 0.073 -0.081 -0.3 2 0
Ron Fairly 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .280 .333 .460 .793 0.098 1.28 0.154 -0.057 0.5 8 0
   Rance Mulliniks PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .215 .186 .401 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Bobby Grich 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .220 .345 .250 .595 -0.073 1.45 0.023 -0.096 -0.4 2 4 SH
Carney Lansford 3B 2 1 1 2 0 0 4 .286 .339 .490 .829 0.008 1.98 0.155 -0.148 1.1 1 2 2B,HBP,SF
Terry Humphrey C 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .227 .286 .318 .604 -0.045 1.30 0.000 -0.045 -0.5 5 1 SH
   Ken Landreaux PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .195 .214 .268 .483 -0.030 1.23 0.000 -0.030 -0.1
   Ike Hampton C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
   Tony Solaita PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .154 .267 .269 .536 -0.123 4.55 0.000 -0.123 -0.3
Nolan Ryan P 0 0
Team Totals 29 3 5 3 2 3 36 .172 .265 .207 .472 -0.340 1.41 0.588 -0.930 -1.2 24 11
2B: C Lansford (7, off M Paxton).
SF: C Lansford (2, off J Kern).
SH: T Humphrey (1, off M Paxton); B Grich (2, off J Kern).
HBP: C Lansford (1, by M Paxton); D Chalk (2, by M Paxton).
TB: L Bostock 2; C Lansford 2; B Grich; R Fairly.
RBI: C Lansford 2 (9); L Bostock (14).
2-out RBI: L Bostock; C Lansford.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
E: N Ryan (1).
Baserunning
CS: R Miller (6, 3rd base by M Paxton/R Hassey).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Manning CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .226 .309 .310 .618 -0.028 0.78 0.045 -0.073 -0.4 2 0
Jim Norris RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 5 .333 .355 .467 .822 0.140 0.86 0.157 -0.017 1.1 3 0 SB,SH
Buddy Bell 3B 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .327 .354 .477 .831 -0.152 1.54 0.000 -0.152 -1.3 2 2
Andre Thornton 1B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .244 .364 .467 .830 0.019 1.50 0.106 -0.087 0.2 12 2 2B
Johnny Grubb LF 2 1 1 1 2 0 4 .263 .381 .488 .869 0.204 1.69 0.208 -0.004 1.5 3 0
Willie Horton DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .310 .368 .540 .909 0.027 2.06 0.206 -0.179 -0.3 SB
Duane Kuiper 2B 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .233 .252 .252 .505 -0.045 1.56 0.034 -0.080 -0.7 1 3 SF
Larvell Blanks SS 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 .237 .276 .312 .587 -0.002 1.07 0.017 -0.019 0.1 0 2
   Tom Veryzer SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .154 .154 .154 .308 -0.012 0.50 0.000 -0.012 -0.2 0 0
Ron Hassey C 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .250 .286 .400 .686 0.009 1.05 0.093 -0.084 0.3 3 1 HR
Mike Paxton P 1 1
   Jim Kern P 0 0
Team Totals 30 4 7 4 6 5 38 .233 .351 .367 .718 0.160 1.31 0.866 -0.707 0.3 27 11
2B: A Thornton (4, off N Ryan).
HR: R Hassey (1, off N Ryan, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
SF: D Kuiper (1, off N Ryan).
SH: J Norris (1, off N Ryan).
TB: R Hassey 4; A Thornton 2; J Norris 2; R Manning; J Grubb; W Horton.
RBI: R Hassey (4); J Grubb (10); D Kuiper (9); W Horton (15).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
E: T Veryzer (2).
Baserunning
SB: J Norris (3, 2nd base off N Ryan/T Humphrey); W Horton (3, 2nd base off N Ryan/T Humphrey).

California Angels

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan, L (2-2) 8 7 4 4 6 5 1 2.02 38 51 -0.160 1.31 -0.3
Team Totals 8 7 4 4 6 5 1 4.50 38 51 -0.160 1.31 -0.3

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Paxton, W (1-2) 8 5 3 2 2 3 0 4.34 33 63 0.043 1.15 0.4
Jim Kern, S (3) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.75 3 2 1 0.296 4.48 0.8
Team Totals 9 5 3 2 2 3 0 2.00 36 63 2 1 0.339 1.41 1.2
M Paxton faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: M Paxton (1).
HBP: M Paxton 2 (2; C Lansford, D Chalk).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dave Phillips, 1B - Larry McCoy, 2B - Steve Palermo, 3B - Don Denkinger.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 6,401.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 65° F.

Starting Lineups

California Angels         Cleveland Indians
1 Rick Miller RF 1 Rick Manning CF
2 Dave Chalk SS 2 Jim Norris RF
3 Lyman Bostock CF 3 Buddy Bell 3B
4 Joe Rudi DH 4 Andre Thornton 1B
5 Don Baylor LF 5 Johnny Grubb LF
6 Ron Fairly 1B 6 Willie Horton DH
7 Bobby Grich 2B 7 Duane Kuiper 2B
8 Carney Lansford 3B 8 Larvell Blanks SS
9 Terry Humphrey C 9 Ron Hassey C
Nolan Ryan P Mike Paxton P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-2 1 12- R CLE W. Horton N. Ryan 20% 66% Single to RF; Thornton Scores; Grubb to 3B
t9 2-4 0 1-- CAL R. Fairly M. Paxton -15% 70% Single to RF; Baylor to 3B
b5 0-2 1 12- R CLE J. Grubb N. Ryan 13% 46% Single to RF; Bell Scores; Thornton to 2B
t9 3-4 2 --3 O CAL T. Solaita J. Kern 12% 100% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 2 1-3 R CAL L. Bostock M. Paxton -12% 38% Single to RF; Lansford Scores; Chalk to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CAL R. Miller M. Paxton 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O CAL D. Chalk M. Paxton 1% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- CAL L. Bostock M. Paxton -1% 52% Single to RF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CAL J. Rudi M. Paxton 2% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE R. Manning N. Ryan -2% 52% Lineout: SS
b1 0-0 1 --- CLE J. Norris N. Ryan 2% 55% Single to LF
b1 0-0 1 1-- O CLE B. Bell N. Ryan -3% 52% Foul Flyball: C
b1 0-0 2 1-- CLE A. Thornton N. Ryan 1% 53% Norris Steals 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- O CLE A. Thornton N. Ryan -3% 50% Fielder's Choice 3B unassisted; Norris out at 3B/3B; Thornton to 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O CAL D. Baylor M. Paxton 2% 52% Foul Flyball: 1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O CAL R. Fairly M. Paxton 2% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-0 2 --- O CAL B. Grich M. Paxton 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- CLE J. Grubb N. Ryan 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- O CLE W. Horton N. Ryan -3% 55% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 1 1-- O CLE D. Kuiper N. Ryan -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B; Grubb to 2B
b2 0-0 2 -2- CLE L. Blanks N. Ryan 1% 54% Walk
b2 0-0 2 12- O CLE R. Hassey N. Ryan -4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- CAL C. Lansford M. Paxton -4% 46% Hit By Pitch
t3 0-0 0 1-- O CAL T. Humphrey M. Paxton 2% 48% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Lansford to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- O CAL R. Miller M. Paxton 3% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B; Lansford to 3B
t3 0-0 2 --3 CAL D. Chalk M. Paxton -1% 50% Hit By Pitch
t3 0-0 2 1-3 R CAL L. Bostock M. Paxton -12% 38% Single to RF; Lansford Scores; Chalk to 3B
t3 1-0 2 1-3 O CAL J. Rudi M. Paxton 5% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- CLE R. Manning N. Ryan 5% 47% Single to CF
b3 0-1 0 1-- CLE J. Norris N. Ryan 7% 54% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; Manning to 2B
b3 0-1 0 12- O CLE B. Bell N. Ryan -7% 47% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-1 1 12- O CLE A. Thornton N. Ryan -5% 42% Strikeout
b3 0-1 2 12- CLE J. Grubb N. Ryan 4% 46% Walk; Manning to 3B; Norris to 2B
b3 0-1 2 123 O CLE W. Horton N. Ryan -9% 37% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Angels 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Angels Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- O CAL D. Baylor M. Paxton 2% 39% Flyball: CF
t4 1-0 1 --- O CAL R. Fairly M. Paxton 2% 41% Lineout: LF
t4 1-0 2 --- CAL B. Grich M. Paxton -1% 39% Single to LF
t4 1-0 2 1-- CAL C. Lansford M. Paxton -1% 38% Wild Pitch; Grich to 2B
t4 1-0 2 -2- R CAL C. Lansford M. Paxton -11% 27% Double to CF; Grich Scores
t4 2-0 2 -2- O CAL T. Humphrey M. Paxton 3% 29% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 7-8-9
b4 0-2 0 --- O CLE D. Kuiper N. Ryan -3% 27% Groundout: C-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- O CLE L. Blanks N. Ryan -2% 25% Flyball: LF
b4 0-2 2 --- CLE R. Hassey N. Ryan 2% 26% Walk
b4 0-2 2 1-- O CLE R. Manning N. Ryan -3% 24% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 5th, Angels Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 1-2-3
t5 2-0 0 --- CAL R. Miller M. Paxton -3% 21% Walk
t5 2-0 0 1-- O CAL D. Chalk M. Paxton 1% 22% Groundout: SS-1B; Miller to 2B
t5 2-0 1 -2- CAL L. Bostock M. Paxton -1% 21% Walk
t5 2-0 1 12- O CAL J. Rudi M. Paxton 3% 24% Popfly: 3B
t5 2-0 2 12- O CAL D. Baylor M. Paxton 3% 27% Miller Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 2-3-4
b5 0-2 0 --- CLE J. Norris N. Ryan 5% 32% Single to RF
b5 0-2 0 1-- O CLE B. Bell N. Ryan -5% 28% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 0-2 1 1-- CLE A. Thornton N. Ryan 5% 33% Walk; Bell to 2B
b5 0-2 1 12- R CLE J. Grubb N. Ryan 13% 46% Single to RF; Bell Scores; Thornton to 2B
b5 1-2 1 12- R CLE W. Horton N. Ryan 20% 66% Single to RF; Thornton Scores; Grubb to 3B
b5 2-2 1 1-3 RO CLE D. Kuiper N. Ryan 3% 69% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Grubb Scores
b5 3-2 2 1-- CLE L. Blanks N. Ryan 1% 70% Horton Steals 2B
b5 3-2 2 -2- CLE L. Blanks N. Ryan 1% 71% Walk
b5 3-2 2 12- O CLE R. Hassey N. Ryan -4% 67% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 2, Indians 3.
Top of the 6th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 5-6-7
t6 2-3 0 --- O CAL D. Baylor M. Paxton 4% 71% Flyball: CF
t6 2-3 1 --- O CAL R. Fairly M. Paxton 3% 73% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 2-3 2 --- O CAL B. Grich M. Paxton 2% 75% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 2, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b6 3-2 0 --- O CLE R. Manning N. Ryan -2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 3-2 1 --- O CLE J. Norris N. Ryan -1% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 3-2 2 --- O CLE B. Bell N. Ryan -1% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 2, Indians 3.
Top of the 7th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 8-9-1
t7 2-3 0 --- O CAL C. Lansford M. Paxton 4% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
Ken Landreaux pinch hits for Terry Humphrey (C) batting 9th
t7 2-3 1 --- O CAL K. Landreaux M. Paxton 3% 78% Groundout: P-1B
t7 2-3 2 --- O CAL R. Miller M. Paxton 2% 80% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 2, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
Ike Hampton replaces Ken Landreaux (PH) playing C batting 9th
b7 3-2 0 --- CLE A. Thornton N. Ryan 5% 85% Double to CF
b7 3-2 0 -2- O CLE J. Grubb N. Ryan -0% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B; Thornton to 3B
b7 3-2 1 --3 O CLE W. Horton N. Ryan -5% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 3-2 2 --3 O CLE D. Kuiper N. Ryan -3% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 2, Indians 3.
Top of the 8th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 2-3-4
Tom Veryzer replaces Larvell Blanks playing SS batting 8th
t8 2-3 0 --- O CAL D. Chalk M. Paxton 5% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-3 1 --- O CAL L. Bostock M. Paxton 4% 85% Flyball: LF
t8 2-3 2 --- O CAL J. Rudi M. Paxton 3% 87% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 2, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 8-9-1
b8 3-2 0 --- O CLE T. Veryzer N. Ryan -1% 86% Foul Flyball: C
b8 3-2 1 --- R CLE R. Hassey N. Ryan 8% 94% Home Run
b8 4-2 1 --- O CLE R. Manning N. Ryan -0% 93% Flyball: LF
b8 4-2 2 --- O CLE J. Norris N. Ryan -0% 93% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 2, Indians 4.
Top of the 9th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-4, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 5-6-7
t9 2-4 0 --- CAL D. Baylor M. Paxton -7% 86% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t9 2-4 0 1-- CAL R. Fairly M. Paxton -15% 70% Single to RF; Baylor to 3B
Jim Kern replaces Mike Paxton pitching
Rance Mulliniks pinch runs for Ron Fairly (1B) batting 6th
t9 2-4 0 1-3 O CAL B. Grich J. Kern 7% 77% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Mulliniks to 2B
t9 2-4 1 -23 RO CAL C. Lansford J. Kern 10% 88% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Baylor Scores/unER; Mulliniks to 3B
Tony Solaita pinch hits for Ike Hampton (C) batting 9th
t9 3-4 2 --3 O CAL T. Solaita J. Kern 12% 100% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Angels 3, Indians 4.

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