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TEX
@BAL
5
6
OAK
@CLE
8
6
Thursday, August 23, 1979, 7:35PM
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 7,495, Time of Game: 2:29
Athletics
8
41-87
 Won 1 
7th, 29½ GB
at Indians
6
63-64
 Lost 1 
6th, 19½ GB
W: Rick Langford (9-13)
L: Sid Monge (7-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       3  0  0   0  0  2   1  2  0    8 11  0
Indians         6  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    6  7  2

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rickey Henderson LF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .259 .321 .300 .621 0.286 1.53 0.354 -0.068 2.1 5 0 3·SB
Dwayne Murphy CF 3 2 1 1 1 2 5 .264 .405 .394 .799 0.087 1.14 0.134 -0.047 0.4 1 0 SF
Wayne Gross 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .223 .331 .361 .692 -0.094 0.94 0.000 -0.094 -1.1 0 1
   Rob Picciolo PH-3B 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .270 .276 .340 .616 0.047 1.52 0.068 -0.022 0.1 0 1
Dave Revering 1B 5 0 2 2 0 1 5 .282 .323 .461 .784 0.243 1.52 0.297 -0.054 1.3 10 0
Jeff Newman C 5 2 1 0 0 1 5 .237 .272 .432 .704 -0.143 1.28 0.027 -0.170 -1.2 3 0
Mike Heath DH 5 1 2 3 0 0 5 .260 .304 .355 .659 0.149 1.30 0.251 -0.103 2.0 HR
Tony Armas RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .252 .292 .430 .721 0.092 1.28 0.141 -0.049 0.9 4 0
Mario Guerrero SS 1 0 1 0 2 0 4 .216 .237 .246 .484 -0.007 1.27 0.046 -0.053 -0.3 2 1 SH
Mike Edwards 2B 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .240 .272 .292 .564 -0.083 1.47 0.026 -0.109 -0.8 1 3 GDP
Rick Langford P 1 2
Team Totals 36 8 11 8 4 5 42 .306 .366 .389 .755 0.577 1.34 1.344 -0.769 3.3 27 8
HR: M Heath (3, off R Wise, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: D Murphy (3, off S Monge).
SH: M Guerrero (3, off S Monge).
TB: M Heath 5; R Henderson 2; D Revering 2; D Murphy; M Guerrero; R Picciolo; J Newman; T Armas.
GIDP: M Edwards (8).
RBI: M Heath 3 (22); D Revering 2 (58); T Armas (34); R Henderson (14); D Murphy (27).
2-out RBI: M Heath; T Armas.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 7 for 15.
Baserunning
SB: R Henderson 3 (20, 2nd base off S Monge/R Hassey, 2nd base off R Wise/R Hassey 2).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Hargrove LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .278 .393 .423 .816 0.001 0.72 0.055 -0.054 0.0 2 0 2B
Rick Manning CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .264 .331 .311 .642 0.046 0.72 0.090 -0.043 0.4 1 0 2B
Bobby Bonds RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .283 .372 .452 .825 -0.080 0.92 0.000 -0.080 -0.8 2 1
Toby Harrah 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .284 .395 .420 .814 -0.007 0.72 0.029 -0.036 0.1 0 1
Cliff Johnson DH 3 1 0 0 0 1 4 .274 .340 .484 .824 -0.002 0.83 0.038 -0.040 -0.2 HBP
Andre Thornton 1B 4 1 1 4 0 1 4 .230 .343 .436 .779 0.178 1.46 0.258 -0.079 2.0 13 1 HR
Ron Hassey C 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .272 .312 .354 .666 0.022 0.64 0.076 -0.053 0.6 6 1 HR
Duane Kuiper 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .267 .327 .307 .634 0.032 0.46 0.054 -0.022 0.2 2 2 2B
Tom Veryzer SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .212 .270 .239 .508 -0.066 0.83 0.000 -0.066 -0.8 1 5
   Jim Norris PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .252 .325 .351 .675 -0.047 1.61 0.000 -0.047 -0.2
Rick Wise P 0 4
   Sid Monge P 0 0
   Victor Cruz P 0 0
Team Totals 34 6 7 6 1 3 36 .206 .250 .471 .721 0.077 0.83 0.600 -0.520 1.3 27 15
2B: M Hargrove (17, off R Langford); R Manning (10, off R Langford); D Kuiper (7, off R Langford).
HR: A Thornton (20, off R Langford, 1st inn, 3 on, 1 out to LF); R Hassey (2, off R Langford, 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF).
HBP: C Johnson (4, by R Langford).
TB: A Thornton 4; R Hassey 4; D Kuiper 3; M Hargrove 2; R Manning 2; T Harrah.
RBI: A Thornton 4 (80); R Hassey (22); R Manning (43).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Wise-T Veryzer-A Thornton.
E: T Veryzer (17); T Harrah (15).
Outfield Assists: B Bonds (M Heath at home plate).

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Langford, W (9-13) 9 7 6 6 1 3 2 4.21 36 51 -0.077 0.83 -1.3
Team Totals 9 7 6 6 1 3 2 6.00 36 51 -0.077 0.83 -1.3

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Wise 6 8 5 2 2 3 1 3.56 27 43 -0.166 1.00 -1.9
Sid Monge, BS (4), L (7-9) 1.2 3 3 2 2 1 0 2.56 11 0 0 -0.452 2.49 -2.3
Victor Cruz 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.70 4 1 0 0.041 0.37 0.9
Team Totals 9 11 8 4 4 5 1 4.00 42 43 1 0 -0.577 1.34 -3.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: R Langford (4; C Johnson).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Greg Kosc, 1B - Ted Hendry, 2B - Fred Spenn, 3B - Jim Evans.
Time of Game: 2:29.
Attendance: 7,495.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 78° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics         Cleveland Indians
1 Rickey Henderson LF 1 Mike Hargrove LF
2 Dwayne Murphy CF 2 Rick Manning CF
3 Wayne Gross 3B 3 Bobby Bonds RF
4 Dave Revering 1B 4 Toby Harrah 3B
5 Jeff Newman C 5 Cliff Johnson DH
6 Mike Heath DH 6 Andre Thornton 1B
7 Tony Armas RF 7 Ron Hassey C
8 Mario Guerrero SS 8 Duane Kuiper 2B
9 Mike Edwards 2B 9 Tom Veryzer SS
Rick Langford P Rick Wise P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 1-3 1 123 RRRR CLE A. Thornton R. Langford -26% 28% Home Run; Manning Scores; Harrah Scores; Johnson Scores
t8 6-6 1 12- R OAK R. Henderson S. Monge 24% 81% Single to CF; Armas Scores; Edwards to 3B
t7 5-6 1 12- R OAK D. Revering S. Monge 23% 62% Single to RF; Murphy Scores; Picciolo to 3B
t6 3-6 1 1-- RR OAK M. Heath R. Wise 16% 31% Home Run; Newman Scores
t7 6-6 1 1-3 O OAK J. Newman S. Monge -12% 50% Strikeout

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, Indians' Rick Wise facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- OAK R. Henderson R. Wise 4% 54% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- OAK D. Murphy R. Wise 2% 56% Henderson Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- OAK D. Murphy R. Wise 6% 62% Single to CF; Henderson to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 O OAK W. Gross R. Wise -6% 56% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 1-3 R OAK D. Revering R. Wise 6% 63% Single to RF; Henderson Scores/unER; Murphy to 2B
t1 1-0 1 12- O OAK J. Newman R. Wise -3% 59% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Murphy to 3B
t1 1-0 2 1-3 R OAK M. Heath R. Wise 9% 68% Single to RF; Murphy Scores/unER; Newman to 3B
t1 2-0 2 1-3 R OAK T. Armas R. Wise 7% 76% Single to CF; Newman Scores/unER; Heath to 2B
t1 3-0 2 12- O OAK M. Guerrero R. Wise -3% 73% Single to RF; Heath out at Hm/RF-C-2B-C; Armas to 2B
3 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- CLE M. Hargrove R. Langford -5% 68% Double to RF
b1 0-3 0 -2- R CLE R. Manning R. Langford -9% 59% Double to CF; Hargrove Scores
b1 1-3 0 -2- O CLE B. Bonds R. Langford 2% 60% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Manning to 3B
b1 1-3 1 --3 CLE T. Harrah R. Langford -2% 58% Single/Bunt; Manning stays at 3B
b1 1-3 1 1-3 CLE C. Johnson R. Langford -4% 54% Hit By Pitch; Harrah to 2B
b1 1-3 1 123 RRRR CLE A. Thornton R. Langford -26% 28% Home Run; Manning Scores; Harrah Scores; Johnson Scores
b1 5-3 1 --- R CLE R. Hassey R. Langford -8% 21% Home Run
b1 6-3 1 --- CLE D. Kuiper R. Langford -2% 19% Double to RF
b1 6-3 1 -2- O CLE T. Veryzer R. Langford 2% 21% Flyball: RF
b1 6-3 2 -2- O CLE M. Hargrove R. Langford 2% 22% Flyball: LF
6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Indians 6.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-6, Indians' Rick Wise facing 9-1-2
t2 3-6 0 --- O OAK M. Edwards R. Wise -2% 20% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 3-6 1 --- OAK R. Henderson R. Wise 2% 23% Single to 2B
t2 3-6 1 1-- OAK D. Murphy R. Wise 1% 24% Henderson Steals 2B
t2 3-6 1 -2- O OAK D. Murphy R. Wise -3% 21% Strikeout
t2 3-6 2 -2- O OAK W. Gross R. Wise -3% 18% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-3, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 2-3-4
b2 6-3 0 --- O CLE R. Manning R. Langford 1% 19% Groundout: P-1B
b2 6-3 1 --- O CLE B. Bonds R. Langford 1% 20% Groundout: P-1B
b2 6-3 2 --- O CLE T. Harrah R. Langford 1% 21% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Indians 6.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-6, Indians' Rick Wise facing 4-5-6
t3 3-6 0 --- O OAK D. Revering R. Wise -2% 19% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 3-6 1 --- O OAK J. Newman R. Wise -1% 17% Groundout: P-1B
t3 3-6 2 --- O OAK M. Heath R. Wise -1% 16% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-3, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 5-6-7
b3 6-3 0 --- O CLE C. Johnson R. Langford 1% 17% Strikeout
b3 6-3 1 --- O CLE A. Thornton R. Langford 1% 18% Flyball: SS
b3 6-3 2 --- O CLE R. Hassey R. Langford 1% 19% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Indians 6.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-6, Indians' Rick Wise facing 7-8-9
t4 3-6 0 --- O OAK T. Armas R. Wise -2% 17% Flyball: CF
t4 3-6 1 --- OAK M. Guerrero R. Wise 3% 19% Walk
t4 3-6 1 1-- OO OAK M. Edwards R. Wise -5% 14% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-3, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 8-9-1
b4 6-3 0 --- O CLE D. Kuiper R. Langford 1% 15% Flyball: SS
b4 6-3 1 --- O CLE T. Veryzer R. Langford 1% 16% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 6-3 2 --- O CLE M. Hargrove R. Langford 1% 17% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Indians 6.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-6, Indians' Rick Wise facing 1-2-3
t5 3-6 0 --- O OAK R. Henderson R. Wise -2% 14% Groundout: P-1B
t5 3-6 1 --- O OAK D. Murphy R. Wise -2% 13% Strikeout
t5 3-6 2 --- O OAK W. Gross R. Wise -1% 12% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-3, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 2-3-4
b5 6-3 0 --- O CLE R. Manning R. Langford 1% 13% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 6-3 1 --- O CLE B. Bonds R. Langford 1% 13% Flyball: LF
b5 6-3 2 --- CLE T. Harrah R. Langford -1% 13% Walk
b5 6-3 2 1-- O CLE C. Johnson R. Langford 1% 14% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Indians 6.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-6, Indians' Rick Wise facing 4-5-6
t6 3-6 0 --- O OAK D. Revering R. Wise -2% 12% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 3-6 1 --- OAK J. Newman R. Wise 3% 14% Single to CF
t6 3-6 1 1-- RR OAK M. Heath R. Wise 16% 31% Home Run; Newman Scores
t6 5-6 1 --- O OAK T. Armas R. Wise -3% 28% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 5-6 2 --- OAK M. Guerrero R. Wise 2% 30% Walk
t6 5-6 2 1-- O OAK M. Edwards R. Wise -4% 26% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-5, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 6-7-8
b6 6-5 0 --- O CLE A. Thornton R. Langford 2% 28% Strikeout
b6 6-5 1 --- O CLE R. Hassey R. Langford 2% 30% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 6-5 2 --- O CLE D. Kuiper R. Langford 1% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 6.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 5-6, Indians' Sid Monge facing 1-2-3
Sid Monge replaces Rick Wise pitching
t7 5-6 0 --- O OAK R. Henderson S. Monge -4% 27% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 5-6 1 --- OAK D. Murphy S. Monge 5% 31% Walk
Rob Picciolo pinch hits for Wayne Gross (3B) batting 3rd
t7 5-6 1 1-- OAK R. Picciolo S. Monge 7% 38% Single to CF; Murphy to 2B
t7 5-6 1 12- R OAK D. Revering S. Monge 23% 62% Single to RF; Murphy Scores; Picciolo to 3B
t7 6-6 1 1-3 O OAK J. Newman S. Monge -12% 50% Strikeout
t7 6-6 2 1-3 O OAK M. Heath S. Monge -9% 41% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 6, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Tied 6-6, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 9-1-2
Rob Picciolo moves from PH to 3B
b7 6-6 0 --- O CLE T. Veryzer R. Langford 4% 45% Flyball: 2B
b7 6-6 1 --- O CLE M. Hargrove R. Langford 3% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 6-6 2 --- O CLE R. Manning R. Langford 2% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Indians 6.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Tied 6-6, Indians' Sid Monge facing 7-8-9
t8 6-6 0 --- OAK T. Armas S. Monge 7% 57% Walk
t8 6-6 0 1-- O OAK M. Guerrero S. Monge -3% 54% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Armas to 2B
t8 6-6 1 -2- OAK M. Edwards S. Monge 3% 57% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t8 6-6 1 12- R OAK R. Henderson S. Monge 24% 81% Single to CF; Armas Scores; Edwards to 3B
t8 7-6 1 1-3 OAK D. Murphy S. Monge 2% 83% Henderson Steals 2B
t8 7-6 1 -23 RO OAK D. Murphy S. Monge 2% 85% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Edwards Scores/unER
Victor Cruz replaces Sid Monge pitching
t8 8-6 2 -2- O OAK R. Picciolo V. Cruz -2% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 8, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 6-8, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 3-4-5
b8 6-8 0 --- O CLE B. Bonds R. Langford 5% 88% Groundout: P unassisted
b8 6-8 1 --- O CLE T. Harrah R. Langford 3% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 6-8 2 --- O CLE C. Johnson R. Langford 2% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 8, Indians 6.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 8-6, Indians' Victor Cruz facing 4-5-6
t9 8-6 0 --- O OAK D. Revering V. Cruz -1% 91% Strikeout
t9 8-6 1 --- O OAK J. Newman V. Cruz -1% 91% Flyball: LF
t9 8-6 2 --- O OAK M. Heath V. Cruz -0% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 8, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 6-8, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 6-7-8
b9 6-8 0 --- O CLE A. Thornton R. Langford 5% 95% Flyball: LF
b9 6-8 1 --- O CLE R. Hassey R. Langford 3% 98% Flyball: LF
b9 6-8 2 --- CLE D. Kuiper R. Langford -3% 95% Single to RF
Jim Norris pinch hits for Tom Veryzer (SS) batting 9th
b9 6-8 2 1-- O CLE J. Norris R. Langford 5% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 8, Indians 6.

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