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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BOS
3
4
CHW
@CAL
6
10
DET
@CLE
0
6
MIL
@OAK
4
12
TEX
@SEA
0
4
BAL
@TOR
4
3
SFG
@ATL
4
2
SFG
@ATL
7
6
 
(11)
PIT
@CHC
3
0
LAD
@CIN
4
5
SDP
@HOU
4
2
 
(11)
STL
@NYM
9
4
 
(12)
MON
@PHI
10
5
Saturday, May 19, 1979, 2:08PM
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 7,229, Time of Game: 2:12
Tigers
0
14-18
 Lost 1 
5th, 8 GB
at Indians
6
15-22
 Won 1 
6th, 9½ GB
W: Rick Waits (5-3)
L: Jack Morris (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  1
Indians         0  0  0   3  0  3   0  0  X    6 11  2

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron LeFlore CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .333 .379 .455 .834 -0.124 0.79 0.000 -0.124 -1.4 0 0 GDP
Lou Whitaker 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .315 .397 .454 .851 0.002 0.36 0.024 -0.022 -0.1 4 1
Rusty Staub DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .275 .406 .451 .857 -0.038 0.63 0.010 -0.048 -0.3 HBP
Steve Kemp LF 2 0 2 0 2 0 4 .402 .484 .617 1.101 0.010 0.76 0.060 -0.050 0.8 4 0 CS
Jason Thompson 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .263 .374 .400 .774 -0.076 0.74 0.000 -0.076 -1.7 7 0 GDP
Lance Parrish C 2 0 2 0 1 0 3 .276 .333 .429 .762 0.098 0.80 0.098 0.000 1.4 3 1 CS
Jerry Morales RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .223 .250 .357 .607 -0.095 1.37 0.000 -0.095 -1.6 2 0
Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .247 .265 .333 .598 -0.124 1.04 0.000 -0.124 -1.9 3 5 2·GDP
Mark Wagner SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .333 .385 .472 .857 0.012 0.69 0.040 -0.028 -0.1 0 3
Jack Morris P 0 0
   Bruce Taylor P 1 2
Team Totals 27 0 4 0 4 2 32 .148 .281 .148 .429 -0.335 0.80 0.232 -0.567 -4.7 24 12
HBP: R Staub (2, by R Waits).
TB: L Parrish 2; S Kemp 2.
GIDP: A Rodriguez 2 (4); R LeFlore (5); J Thompson (2).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Taylor-A Rodriguez; A Rodriguez-L Whitaker-J Thompson.
E: L Parrish (2).
Baserunning
CS: L Parrish (2, 2nd base by R Waits/G Alexander); S Kemp (2, 2nd base by R Waits POCS).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Bonds DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .296 .369 .472 .841 -0.040 0.39 0.000 -0.040 -0.7
Paul Dade RF 4 2 3 0 0 0 4 .299 .349 .351 .700 0.161 0.82 0.162 -0.001 1.4 1 0 2·SB
Rick Manning CF 3 0 2 1 0 0 4 .262 .315 .346 .661 -0.021 0.71 0.018 -0.039 0.7 4 0 2B,SF
Andre Thornton 1B 4 2 1 0 0 0 4 .174 .287 .339 .626 -0.002 0.72 0.039 -0.041 -0.5 11 2 SB
Jim Norris LF 4 2 3 5 0 0 4 .220 .286 .329 .615 0.171 0.85 0.233 -0.061 2.4 1 0 2·HR,CS
Toby Harrah 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .221 .344 .351 .695 -0.006 0.34 0.012 -0.018 -0.1 1 3
Gary Alexander C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .192 .270 .325 .595 -0.037 0.34 0.000 -0.037 -0.8 2 0 GDP
Duane Kuiper 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .254 .293 .278 .571 -0.034 0.46 0.001 -0.035 -0.1 3 3
   Dave Rosello 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .800 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
Tom Veryzer SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .239 .297 .274 .570 -0.026 0.35 0.000 -0.026 -0.7 3 5
Rick Waits P 1 1
   Don Hood P 0 0
   Dan Spillner P 0 0
Team Totals 31 6 11 6 0 3 32 .355 .344 .581 .924 0.166 0.60 0.465 -0.298 1.8 27 16
2B: R Manning (4, off B Taylor).
HR: J Norris 2 (2, 2 off J Morris, 4th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF; 6th inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: R Manning (2, off J Morris).
TB: J Norris 9; R Manning 3; P Dade 3; A Thornton; D Kuiper; T Harrah.
GIDP: G Alexander (2).
RBI: J Norris 5 (9); R Manning (13).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 4. T Harrah-D Kuiper-A Thornton; T Veryzer-A Thornton; D Kuiper-A Thornton; D Rosello-T Veryzer-A Thornton.
E: A Thornton (4); T Harrah (7).
Baserunning
SB: P Dade 2 (7, 2nd base off J Morris/L Parrish 2); A Thornton (2, 2nd base off J Morris/L Parrish).
CS: J Norris (2, 2nd base by J Morris/L Parrish).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jack Morris, L (1-1) 6 9 6 6 0 3 2 5.40 25 33 -0.167 0.74 -2.9
Bruce Taylor 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.74 7 0 0 0.002 0.03 1.0
Team Totals 8 11 6 6 0 3 2 6.75 32 33 0 0 -0.165 0.60 -1.8

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Waits, W (5-3) 6 3 0 0 3 1 0 3.71 22 64 0.287 0.98 2.1
Don Hood 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.50 2 2 0 -0.003 0.65 -0.1
Dan Spillner 2.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.38 8 3 0 0.051 0.27 2.7
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 4 2 0 0.00 32 64 5 0 0.335 0.80 4.7
R Waits faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: R Waits (3; R Staub).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: R Waits (2; S Kemp, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Derryl Cousins, 1B - Don Schirmer, 2B - Russ Terlop, 3B - Bob Rice.
Time of Game: 2:12.
Attendance: 7,229.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Cleveland Indians
1 Ron LeFlore CF 1 Bobby Bonds DH
2 Lou Whitaker 2B 2 Paul Dade RF
3 Rusty Staub DH 3 Rick Manning CF
4 Steve Kemp LF 4 Andre Thornton 1B
5 Jason Thompson 1B 5 Jim Norris LF
6 Lance Parrish C 6 Toby Harrah 3B
7 Jerry Morales RF 7 Gary Alexander C
8 Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 8 Duane Kuiper 2B
9 Mark Wagner SS 9 Tom Veryzer SS
Jack Morris P Rick Waits P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 1-0 1 -2- RR CLE J. Norris J. Morris 15% 85% Home Run; Thornton Scores
t3 0-0 0 1-- OO DET R. LeFlore R. Waits 8% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
b4 0-0 0 1-- CLE R. Manning J. Morris 7% 67% Dade Steals 2B; Dade to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b2 0-0 0 1-- O CLE T. Harrah J. Morris -6% 53% Norris Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t2 0-0 1 1-- OO DET A. Rodriguez R. Waits 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Waits facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET R. LeFlore R. Waits 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- DET L. Whitaker R. Waits -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- O DET R. Staub R. Waits 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B; Whitaker to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- DET S. Kemp R. Waits -1% 51% Walk
t1 0-0 2 12- O DET J. Thompson R. Waits 4% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE B. Bonds J. Morris -2% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- CLE P. Dade J. Morris 2% 55% Single to RF
b1 0-0 1 1-- CLE R. Manning J. Morris 2% 57% Dade Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O CLE R. Manning J. Morris -3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B; Dade to 3B
b1 0-0 2 --3 O CLE A. Thornton J. Morris -4% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Waits facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- DET L. Parrish R. Waits -4% 46% Single to RF
t2 0-0 0 1-- DET J. Morales R. Waits 0% 46% Parrish Caught Stealing 2B, Safe on E3; Parrish stays at 1B
t2 0-0 0 1-- O DET J. Morales R. Waits 4% 50% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 1-- OO DET A. Rodriguez R. Waits 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- CLE J. Norris J. Morris 4% 59% Single to LF
b2 0-0 0 1-- O CLE T. Harrah J. Morris -6% 53% Norris Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b2 0-0 1 --- O CLE T. Harrah J. Morris -2% 51% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- O CLE G. Alexander J. Morris -1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Waits facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- DET M. Wagner R. Waits -4% 46% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t3 0-0 0 1-- OO DET R. LeFlore R. Waits 8% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O DET L. Whitaker R. Waits 1% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O CLE D. Kuiper J. Morris -3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O CLE T. Veryzer J. Morris -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O CLE B. Bonds J. Morris -1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Waits facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O DET R. Staub R. Waits 3% 53% Groundout: 1B-P
t4 0-0 1 --- DET S. Kemp R. Waits -3% 50% Single
t4 0-0 1 1-- O DET J. Thompson R. Waits 5% 55% Kemp Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
t4 0-0 2 --- O DET J. Thompson R. Waits 1% 56% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- CLE P. Dade J. Morris 4% 60% Single to RF
b4 0-0 0 1-- CLE R. Manning J. Morris 7% 67% Dade Steals 2B; Dade to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b4 0-0 0 --3 RO CLE R. Manning J. Morris -1% 66% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Dade Scores
b4 1-0 1 --- CLE A. Thornton J. Morris 2% 69% Single to CF
b4 1-0 1 1-- CLE J. Norris J. Morris 2% 70% Thornton Steals 2B
b4 1-0 1 -2- RR CLE J. Norris J. Morris 15% 85% Home Run; Thornton Scores
b4 3-0 1 --- CLE T. Harrah J. Morris 1% 86% Single to CF
b4 3-0 1 1-- OO CLE G. Alexander J. Morris -3% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 3.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Rick Waits facing 6-7-8
t5 0-3 0 --- DET L. Parrish R. Waits -4% 79% Single to RF
t5 0-3 0 1-- O DET J. Morales R. Waits 4% 83% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t5 0-3 1 1-- OO DET A. Rodriguez R. Waits 5% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 8-9-1
b5 3-0 0 --- O CLE D. Kuiper J. Morris -1% 87% Flyball: LF
b5 3-0 1 --- O CLE T. Veryzer J. Morris -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 3-0 2 --- O CLE B. Bonds J. Morris -1% 86% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 3.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Rick Waits facing 9-1-2
t6 0-3 0 --- O DET M. Wagner R. Waits 2% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-3 1 --- O DET R. LeFlore R. Waits 2% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-3 2 --- O DET L. Whitaker R. Waits 1% 91% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 2-3-4
b6 3-0 0 --- CLE P. Dade J. Morris 1% 92% Single to LF
b6 3-0 0 1-- CLE R. Manning J. Morris 2% 94% Single; Dade to 2B
b6 3-0 0 12- O CLE A. Thornton J. Morris -1% 93% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Dade to 3B
b6 3-0 1 1-3 RRR CLE J. Norris J. Morris 5% 98% Home Run; Dade Scores; Thornton Scores
b6 6-0 1 --- O CLE T. Harrah J. Morris -0% 98% Foul Flyball: 3B
b6 6-0 2 --- O CLE G. Alexander J. Morris -0% 98% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 6.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-6, Indians' Rick Waits facing 3-4-5
t7 0-6 0 --- DET R. Staub R. Waits -1% 97% Hit By Pitch
t7 0-6 0 1-- DET S. Kemp R. Waits -2% 95% Walk; Staub to 2B
Don Hood replaces Rick Waits pitching
t7 0-6 0 12- O DET J. Thompson D. Hood 2% 97% Flyball: CF
t7 0-6 1 12- DET L. Parrish D. Hood -2% 95% Walk; Staub to 3B; Kemp to 2B
Dan Spillner replaces Don Hood pitching
t7 0-6 1 123 O DET J. Morales D. Spillner 2% 97% Flyball: 1B
t7 0-6 2 123 O DET A. Rodriguez D. Spillner 2% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-0, Tigers' Bruce Taylor facing 8-9-1
Bruce Taylor replaces Jack Morris pitching
b7 6-0 0 --- CLE D. Kuiper B. Taylor 0% 99% Single to CF
b7 6-0 0 1-- O CLE T. Veryzer B. Taylor -0% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b7 6-0 1 1-- O CLE B. Bonds B. Taylor -0% 99% Flyball: LF; Veryzer to 2B
b7 6-0 2 -2- O CLE P. Dade B. Taylor -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 6.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-6, Indians' Dan Spillner facing 9-1-2
Dave Rosello replaces Duane Kuiper playing 2B batting 8th
t8 0-6 0 --- O DET M. Wagner D. Spillner 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 0-6 1 --- O DET R. LeFlore D. Spillner 0% 100% Strikeout
t8 0-6 2 --- O DET L. Whitaker D. Spillner 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-0, Tigers' Bruce Taylor facing 3-4-5
b8 6-0 0 --- CLE R. Manning B. Taylor 0% 100% Double to LF
b8 6-0 0 -2- O CLE A. Thornton B. Taylor 0% 100% Flyball: LF; Manning to 3B
b8 6-0 1 --3 OO CLE J. Norris B. Taylor -0% 100% Line Drive Double Play: P-3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 6.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-6, Indians' Dan Spillner facing 3-4-5
t9 0-6 0 --- O DET R. Staub D. Spillner 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 0-6 1 --- DET S. Kemp D. Spillner -0% 100% Single to CF
t9 0-6 1 1-- OO DET J. Thompson D. Spillner 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 6.

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