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Scores
Standings
TEX
@CLE
2
6
TEX
@CLE
14
3
KCR
@DET
3
2
BOS
@MIL
7
2
BOS
@MIL
19
5
CAL
@MIN
11
7
CAL
@MIN
1
7
BAL
@NYY
2
3
OAK
@SEA
9
8
CHW
@TOR
5
4
STL
@CHC
2
3
STL
@CHC
5
4
SDP
@CIN
1
9
ATL
@HOU
2
3
SFG
@LAD
1
8
NYM
@MON
4
2
NYM
@MON
3
7
PHI
@PIT
8
12
PHI
@PIT
2
5
Sunday, August 5, 1979, 1:05PM
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:47
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Rangers
2
57-51
 Lost 2 
2nd, 3½ GB
at Indians
6
55-54
 Won 2 
6th, 19½ GB
W: Len Barker (2-4)
L: Doc Medich (5-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  9  0
Indians         3  0  0   3  0  0   0  0  X    6  9  0

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mickey Rivers CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .288 .314 .407 .721 -0.012 0.80 0.058 -0.070 -0.3 4 0
Buddy Bell 3B-SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .297 .327 .441 .768 -0.043 0.91 0.006 -0.049 -0.6 0 2
Al Oliver LF 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 .315 .345 .472 .817 0.113 0.74 0.130 -0.017 1.2 2 0 SB
Richie Zisk RF 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 .258 .328 .392 .720 0.027 0.86 0.069 -0.043 0.3 1 0
Pat Putnam DH 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .289 .330 .482 .812 -0.062 0.98 0.009 -0.070 -0.6
   Billy Sample PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .345 .383 .728 -0.043 1.79 0.000 -0.043 -0.6
Mike Jorgensen 1B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .254 .326 .452 .779 0.017 0.73 0.046 -0.029 -0.0 8 0
   John Ellis PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .264 .297 .449 .746 -0.031 1.35 0.000 -0.031 -0.5 3 0
Jim Sundberg C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .265 .332 .378 .709 -0.098 0.90 0.028 -0.126 -1.0 2 0 GDP
Dave Roberts 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .267 .329 .413 .743 -0.065 0.71 0.000 -0.065 -0.8 3 3
Nelson Norman SS 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .198 .247 .251 .498 0.007 0.64 0.024 -0.018 0.0 0 1
   Eric Soderholm PH-3B 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .240 .301 .360 .661 0.018 0.49 0.023 -0.005 0.1 1 0
Doc Medich P 0 3
Team Totals 34 2 9 2 3 8 37 .265 .324 .265 .589 -0.172 0.84 0.393 -0.566 -2.7 24 9
TB: A Oliver 3; N Norman; R Zisk; P Putnam; B Bell; J Sundberg; M Rivers.
GIDP: J Sundberg (13).
RBI: B Bell (67); A Oliver (48).
2-out RBI: A Oliver.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. N Norman-D Roberts-M Jorgensen.
Baserunning
SB: A Oliver (2, 2nd base off L Barker/R Hassey).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Hargrove LF 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 .242 .355 .348 .704 -0.003 0.63 0.020 -0.022 0.3 0 0 SH
Rick Manning CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .265 .327 .313 .641 0.013 0.63 0.035 -0.022 -0.5 5 0
Bobby Bonds RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .292 .371 .469 .841 0.059 0.64 0.083 -0.024 0.5 2 1 GDP
Andre Thornton 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .235 .346 .450 .796 -0.075 0.77 0.000 -0.075 -1.2 5 0
Cliff Johnson DH 4 1 1 3 0 0 4 .278 .348 .506 .854 0.216 0.63 0.240 -0.024 2.1 HR
Toby Harrah 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .285 .400 .430 .831 0.001 0.21 0.013 -0.012 0.2 0 1
Ron Hassey C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .257 .303 .310 .613 0.063 0.41 0.068 -0.006 0.4 8 0 2B
Duane Kuiper 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .249 .312 .285 .598 0.033 0.59 0.058 -0.025 0.2 1 3 IW
Tom Veryzer SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .219 .280 .250 .530 0.020 0.55 0.044 -0.025 -0.1 6 1
Len Barker P 0 1
   Sid Monge P 0 0
Team Totals 31 6 9 6 4 1 36 .290 .371 .419 .791 0.327 0.56 0.561 -0.235 1.8 27 7
2B: R Hassey (6, off D Medich).
HR: C Johnson (9, off D Medich, 1st inn, 2 on, 2 outs to CF).
SH: M Hargrove (1, off D Medich).
IBB: D Kuiper (4, by D Medich).
TB: C Johnson 4; M Hargrove 2; R Hassey 2; T Veryzer; D Kuiper; R Manning; T Harrah; B Bonds.
GIDP: B Bonds (4).
RBI: C Johnson 3 (34); T Veryzer (23); B Bonds (57); R Manning (39).
2-out RBI: C Johnson 3; B Bonds.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Kuiper-T Veryzer-A Thornton.
Outfield Assists: B Bonds (B Bell at 2nd base).

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Doc Medich, L (5-5) 8 9 6 6 4 1 1 4.78 36 37 -0.328 0.56 -1.8
Team Totals 8 9 6 6 4 1 1 6.75 36 37 -0.328 0.56 -1.8

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Len Barker, W (2-4) 7 8 2 2 2 7 0 5.26 29 58 0.132 0.86 1.7
Sid Monge 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.28 8 0 0 0.040 0.76 1.0
Team Totals 9 9 2 2 3 8 0 2.00 37 58 0 0 0.172 0.84 2.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: D Medich (3; D Kuiper).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rocky Roe, 1B - Durwood Merrill, 2B - Dave Phillips, 3B - Al Clark.
Time of Game: 2:47.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: 78° F, Rain.

Starting Lineups

Texas Rangers         Cleveland Indians
1 Mickey Rivers CF 1 Mike Hargrove LF
2 Buddy Bell 3B 2 Rick Manning CF
3 Al Oliver LF 3 Bobby Bonds RF
4 Richie Zisk RF 4 Andre Thornton 1B
5 Pat Putnam DH 5 Cliff Johnson DH
6 Mike Jorgensen 1B 6 Toby Harrah 3B
7 Jim Sundberg C 7 Ron Hassey C
8 Dave Roberts 2B 8 Duane Kuiper 2B
9 Nelson Norman SS 9 Tom Veryzer SS
Doc Medich P Len Barker P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 12- RRR CLE C. Johnson D. Medich 24% 78% Home Run; Manning Scores; Bonds Scores
t4 2-3 0 1-- OO TEX J. Sundberg L. Barker 10% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t3 1-3 2 --3 R TEX A. Oliver L. Barker -8% 64% Single to RF; Rivers Scores
t3 0-3 1 1-- TEX M. Rivers L. Barker -6% 73% Single to CF; Norman to 3B
b4 3-2 0 --- CLE R. Hassey D. Medich 6% 74% Double to RF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Len Barker facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O TEX M. Rivers L. Barker 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O TEX B. Bell L. Barker 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- TEX A. Oliver L. Barker -1% 53% Single to LF
t1 0-0 2 1-- TEX R. Zisk L. Barker -1% 52% Oliver Steals 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O TEX R. Zisk L. Barker 3% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE M. Hargrove D. Medich -2% 53% Foul Flyball: C
b1 0-0 1 --- CLE R. Manning D. Medich 2% 55% Single to LF
b1 0-0 1 1-- CLE B. Bonds D. Medich 3% 59% Walk; Manning to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- O CLE A. Thornton D. Medich -4% 54% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 12- RRR CLE C. Johnson D. Medich 24% 78% Home Run; Manning Scores; Bonds Scores
b1 3-0 2 --- CLE T. Harrah D. Medich 1% 79% Walk
b1 3-0 2 1-- CLE R. Hassey D. Medich 1% 80% Walk; Harrah to 2B
b1 3-0 2 12- O CLE D. Kuiper D. Medich -2% 78% Groundout: P-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Indians 3.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Len Barker facing 5-6-7
t2 0-3 0 --- O TEX P. Putnam L. Barker 2% 80% Flyball: SS
t2 0-3 1 --- O TEX M. Jorgensen L. Barker 1% 81% Lineout: SS
t2 0-3 2 --- O TEX J. Sundberg L. Barker 1% 82% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 9-1-2
b2 3-0 0 --- O CLE T. Veryzer D. Medich -1% 81% Foul Flyball: RF
b2 3-0 1 --- CLE M. Hargrove D. Medich 1% 82% Single to RF
b2 3-0 1 1-- O CLE R. Manning D. Medich -2% 80% Flyball: CF
b2 3-0 2 1-- O CLE B. Bonds D. Medich -1% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Indians 3.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Len Barker facing 8-9-1
t3 0-3 0 --- O TEX D. Roberts L. Barker 2% 81% Strikeout
t3 0-3 1 --- TEX N. Norman L. Barker -2% 79% Single to CF
t3 0-3 1 1-- TEX M. Rivers L. Barker -6% 73% Single to CF; Norman to 3B
t3 0-3 1 1-3 RO TEX B. Bell L. Barker -1% 73% Single to RF; Norman Scores; Rivers to 3B; Bell out at 2B/RF-3B-2B
t3 1-3 2 --3 R TEX A. Oliver L. Barker -8% 64% Single to RF; Rivers Scores
t3 2-3 2 1-- TEX R. Zisk L. Barker -2% 62% Single to RF; Oliver to 2B
t3 2-3 2 12- O TEX P. Putnam L. Barker 5% 67% Strikeout
2 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 2, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 4-5-6
b3 3-2 0 --- O CLE A. Thornton D. Medich -2% 65% Foul Flyball: 1B
b3 3-2 1 --- O CLE C. Johnson D. Medich -2% 63% Flyball: 1B
b3 3-2 2 --- O CLE T. Harrah D. Medich -1% 62% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Indians 3.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Len Barker facing 6-7-8
t4 2-3 0 --- TEX M. Jorgensen L. Barker -5% 58% Walk
t4 2-3 0 1-- OO TEX J. Sundberg L. Barker 10% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t4 2-3 2 --- O TEX D. Roberts L. Barker 1% 68% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 7-8-9
b4 3-2 0 --- CLE R. Hassey D. Medich 6% 74% Double to RF
b4 3-2 0 -2- CLE D. Kuiper D. Medich 6% 80% Single/Bunt; Hassey to 3B
b4 3-2 0 1-3 R CLE T. Veryzer D. Medich 4% 84% Single to LF; Hassey Scores; Kuiper to 2B
b4 4-2 0 12- O CLE M. Hargrove D. Medich 0% 84% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Kuiper to 3B; Veryzer to 2B
b4 4-2 1 -23 RO CLE R. Manning D. Medich 1% 85% Groundout: P-2B-1B; Kuiper Scores; Veryzer to 3B
b4 5-2 2 --3 R CLE B. Bonds D. Medich 5% 90% Single to CF; Veryzer Scores
b4 6-2 2 1-- O CLE A. Thornton D. Medich -1% 89% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Indians 6.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-6, Indians' Len Barker facing 9-1-2
t5 2-6 0 --- O TEX N. Norman L. Barker 2% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-6 1 --- O TEX M. Rivers L. Barker 1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-6 2 --- O TEX B. Bell L. Barker 1% 93% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-2, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 5-6-7
b5 6-2 0 --- O CLE C. Johnson D. Medich -1% 92% Flyball: LF
b5 6-2 1 --- CLE T. Harrah D. Medich 1% 93% Single to LF
b5 6-2 1 1-- O CLE R. Hassey D. Medich -0% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Harrah to 2B
b5 6-2 2 -2- CLE D. Kuiper D. Medich 0% 93% Intentional Walk
b5 6-2 2 12- O CLE T. Veryzer D. Medich -1% 92% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 2, Indians 6.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-6, Indians' Len Barker facing 3-4-5
t6 2-6 0 --- O TEX A. Oliver L. Barker 2% 93% Flyball: SS
t6 2-6 1 --- O TEX R. Zisk L. Barker 1% 94% Strikeout Looking
t6 2-6 2 --- TEX P. Putnam L. Barker -1% 94% Single to CF
t6 2-6 2 1-- O TEX M. Jorgensen L. Barker 1% 95% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-2, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 1-2-3
b6 6-2 0 --- CLE M. Hargrove D. Medich 1% 96% Single to LF
b6 6-2 0 1-- O CLE R. Manning D. Medich -1% 95% Flyball: CF
b6 6-2 1 1-- OO CLE B. Bonds D. Medich -1% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Indians 6.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-6, Indians' Len Barker facing 7-8-9
t7 2-6 0 --- TEX J. Sundberg L. Barker -3% 91% Single to LF
t7 2-6 0 1-- O TEX D. Roberts L. Barker 2% 93% Groundout: P-1B; Sundberg to 2B
Eric Soderholm pinch hits for Nelson Norman (SS) batting 9th
t7 2-6 1 -2- TEX E. Soderholm L. Barker -2% 91% Walk
t7 2-6 1 12- O TEX M. Rivers L. Barker 4% 94% Flyball: CF
t7 2-6 2 12- O TEX B. Bell L. Barker 3% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 2, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-2, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 4-5-6
Eric Soderholm moves from PH to 3B
Buddy Bell moves from 3B to SS
b7 6-2 0 --- O CLE A. Thornton D. Medich -0% 97% Flyball: 3B
b7 6-2 1 --- O CLE C. Johnson D. Medich -0% 96% Flyball: 1B
b7 6-2 2 --- O CLE T. Harrah D. Medich -0% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Indians 6.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-6, Indians' Sid Monge facing 3-4-5
Sid Monge replaces Len Barker pitching
t8 2-6 0 --- TEX A. Oliver S. Monge -2% 94% Single to CF
t8 2-6 0 1-- TEX R. Zisk S. Monge -5% 89% Walk; Oliver to 2B
Billy Sample pinch hits for Pat Putnam (DH) batting 5th
t8 2-6 0 12- O TEX B. Sample S. Monge 4% 94% Flyball: RF
John Ellis pinch hits for Mike Jorgensen (1B) batting 6th
t8 2-6 1 12- O TEX J. Ellis S. Monge 3% 97% Strikeout
t8 2-6 2 12- O TEX J. Sundberg S. Monge 2% 99% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 2, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-2, Rangers' Doc Medich facing 7-8-9
John Ellis moves from PH to 1B
b8 6-2 0 --- O CLE R. Hassey D. Medich -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 6-2 1 --- O CLE D. Kuiper D. Medich -0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 6-2 2 --- O CLE T. Veryzer D. Medich -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Indians 6.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 2-6, Indians' Sid Monge facing 8-9-1
t9 2-6 0 --- O TEX D. Roberts S. Monge 1% 99% Flyball: SS
t9 2-6 1 --- O TEX E. Soderholm S. Monge 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 2-6 2 --- O TEX M. Rivers S. Monge 0% 100% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 2, Indians 6.

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