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Scores
Standings
BAL
@BOS
3
2
MIL
@CAL
2
3
TOR
@CLE
4
5
NYY
@DET
5
4
TEX
@MIN
6
2
CHW
@OAK
1
2
KCR
@SEA
2
4
SDP
@ATL
9
2
PHI
@CHC
9
8
LAD
@CIN
1
4
SFG
@HOU
2
1
PIT
@NYM
2
3
 
(15)
MON
@STL
7
2
Saturday, September 8, 1979, 2:05PM
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 4,439, Time of Game: 2:45
Blue Jays
4
44-97
 Lost 5 
7th, 50 GB
at Indians
5
73-69
 Won 2 
6th, 21½ GB
W: Rick Wise (15-7)
L: Dave Stieb (6-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Blue Jays       0  0  0   0  1  1   2  0  0    4  9  2
Indians         0  0  0   0  2  1   1  0  1    5  9  0
Winning Run scored with 0 outs

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alfredo Griffin SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 5 .276 .325 .343 .667 0.021 1.25 0.100 -0.080 0.1 1 3 SB,SF
Bob Bailor RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .231 .298 .276 .574 0.028 1.36 0.112 -0.083 -0.0 1 0 2·SB
Roy Howell 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .253 .318 .403 .720 0.081 1.53 0.141 -0.059 0.5 0 3 2B
Tony Solaita DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .266 .421 .394 .815 -0.035 1.88 0.115 -0.149 -0.4 2B
   Pedro Hernandez PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
John Mayberry 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .279 .380 .474 .854 -0.068 1.68 0.067 -0.135 -0.7 9 1
Rick Bosetti CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .261 .289 .357 .645 -0.180 1.77 0.000 -0.180 -1.2 3 0
Al Woods LF 4 2 2 1 0 1 4 .276 .337 .384 .721 0.103 1.71 0.206 -0.103 0.8 2 0 HR
Rick Cerone C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .228 .289 .338 .626 -0.146 1.77 0.000 -0.146 -1.0 5 0
Tim Johnson 2B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .159 .243 .206 .449 0.210 1.41 0.274 -0.064 1.2 2 5 3B
Dave Stieb P 1 1
Team Totals 34 4 9 4 2 7 37 .265 .297 .471 .768 0.014 1.57 1.015 -0.999 -0.7 24 13
2B: R Howell (24, off R Wise); T Solaita (7, off R Wise).
3B: T Johnson (1, off R Wise).
HR: A Woods (5, off R Wise, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: A Griffin (4, off R Wise).
TB: A Woods 5; T Johnson 4; T Solaita 2; R Howell 2; A Griffin; B Bailor; J Mayberry.
RBI: T Solaita (12); A Griffin (26); T Johnson (5); A Woods (30).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. T Johnson-A Griffin-J Mayberry; A Griffin-T Johnson-J Mayberry.
E: A Griffin (29); R Howell (19).
Baserunning
SB: B Bailor 2 (13, 2nd base off R Wise/R Hassey 2); A Griffin (16, 2nd base off R Wise/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 1 2 2 2 1 5 .285 .400 .427 .827 0.523 2.06 0.546 -0.022 3.1 3 0
Rick Manning CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 5 .266 .330 .311 .641 0.243 1.84 0.309 -0.065 0.5 3 0 SF
Bobby Bonds RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .280 .367 .461 .828 0.093 1.50 0.204 -0.111 0.5 3 1 HR,GDP
Toby Harrah 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .284 .394 .443 .837 0.012 1.57 0.100 -0.088 0.5 1 1
Andre Thornton 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .235 .351 .448 .800 -0.140 1.66 0.063 -0.203 -1.6 6 0 GDP
Cliff Johnson DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .275 .342 .486 .827 -0.080 0.98 0.000 -0.080 -0.7
   Jim Norris PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .248 .325 .346 .671 -0.020 2.65 0.000 -0.020 -0.2 SH
Ron Hassey C 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .272 .326 .364 .690 0.062 1.42 0.087 -0.025 0.5 8 0 2B,2·IW
Dave Rosello 2B 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 .241 .318 .500 .818 -0.030 1.39 0.030 -0.060 -0.4 0 2
   Wayne Cage PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .233 .313 .302 .615 -0.082 3.57 0.000 -0.082 -0.5
   Ted Cox 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .268 .295 .564 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Tom Veryzer SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .216 .275 .249 .524 -0.069 2.19 0.076 -0.144 -0.5 3 3
Rick Wise P 0 3
Team Totals 30 5 9 4 6 5 38 .300 .405 .433 .839 0.512 1.74 1.415 -0.900 1.2 27 10
2B: R Hassey (12, off D Stieb).
HR: B Bonds (22, off D Stieb, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: R Manning (7, off D Stieb).
SH: J Norris (6, off D Stieb).
IBB: R Hassey 2 (2, 2 by D Stieb).
TB: B Bonds 5; M Hargrove 2; R Hassey 2; R Manning 2; T Veryzer; T Harrah.
GIDP: A Thornton (7); B Bonds (8).
RBI: M Hargrove 2 (53); R Manning (47); B Bonds (77).
2-out RBI: M Hargrove 2.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: B Bonds (T Solaita at home plate).

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Stieb, L (6-6) 8 9 5 4 6 5 1 4.21 38 45 -0.515 1.74 -1.2
Team Totals 8 9 5 4 6 5 1 4.50 38 45 -0.515 1.74 -1.2

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Wise, W (15-7) 9 9 4 4 2 7 1 3.60 37 58 -0.015 1.57 0.7
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 2 7 1 4.00 37 58 -0.015 1.57 0.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: D Stieb 2 (2; R Hassey, R Hassey).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ron Luciano, 1B - Russ Goetz, 2B - Rocky Roe, 3B - Bill Haller.
Time of Game: 2:45.
Attendance: 4,439.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 60° F.

Starting Lineups

Toronto Blue Jays         Cleveland Indians
1 Alfredo Griffin SS 1 Mike Hargrove LF
2 Bob Bailor RF 2 Rick Manning CF
3 Roy Howell 3B 3 Bobby Bonds RF
4 Tony Solaita DH 4 Toby Harrah 3B
5 John Mayberry 1B 5 Andre Thornton 1B
6 Rick Bosetti CF 6 Cliff Johnson DH
7 Al Woods LF 7 Ron Hassey C
8 Rick Cerone C 8 Dave Rosello 2B
9 Tim Johnson 2B 9 Tom Veryzer SS
Dave Stieb P Rick Wise P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 4-4 0 1-- R CLE R. Manning D. Stieb 28% 100% Single to RF; Hargrove Scores/Adv on E6/No RBI/unER
b5 0-1 2 -23 RR CLE M. Hargrove D. Stieb 25% 68% Single to 1B; Hassey Scores; Rosello Scores
t7 2-3 1 -2- R TOR T. Johnson R. Wise -25% 41% Triple to CF; Woods Scores
b7 3-4 0 1-- CLE M. Hargrove D. Stieb 18% 63% Single to CF; Veryzer to 3B
b4 0-0 1 123 OO CLE A. Thornton D. Stieb -17% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Wise facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- TOR A. Griffin R. Wise -4% 46% Single to 2B
t1 0-0 0 1-- O TOR B. Bailor R. Wise 3% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- TOR R. Howell R. Wise -2% 48% Bailor Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O TOR R. Howell R. Wise 3% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 -2- O TOR T. Solaita R. Wise 3% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE M. Hargrove D. Stieb -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- CLE R. Manning D. Stieb 2% 55% Single to RF
b1 0-0 1 1-- OO CLE B. Bonds D. Stieb -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Wise facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O TOR J. Mayberry R. Wise 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O TOR R. Bosetti R. Wise 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 --- O TOR A. Woods R. Wise 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CLE T. Harrah D. Stieb -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 1 --- O CLE A. Thornton D. Stieb -2% 51% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 2 --- O CLE C. Johnson D. Stieb -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Wise facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O TOR R. Cerone R. Wise 3% 53% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- TOR T. Johnson R. Wise -3% 50% Single to CF
t3 0-0 1 1-- O TOR A. Griffin R. Wise 3% 53% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t3 0-0 2 1-- TOR B. Bailor R. Wise -1% 52% Griffin Steals 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- O TOR B. Bailor R. Wise 4% 56% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O CLE R. Hassey D. Stieb -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 1 --- O CLE D. Rosello D. Stieb -2% 51% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 2 --- O CLE T. Veryzer D. Stieb -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Wise facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- TOR R. Howell R. Wise -7% 43% Double to LF
t4 0-0 0 -2- O TOR T. Solaita R. Wise 5% 48% Strikeout
t4 0-0 1 -2- O TOR J. Mayberry R. Wise 4% 52% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 2 -2- O TOR R. Bosetti R. Wise 4% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- CLE M. Hargrove D. Stieb 4% 60% Walk
b4 0-0 0 1-- O CLE R. Manning D. Stieb -4% 56% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 1 1-- CLE B. Bonds D. Stieb 4% 60% Single to LF; Hargrove to 2B
b4 0-0 1 12- CLE T. Harrah D. Stieb 7% 67% Single to RF; Hargrove to 3B; Bonds to 2B
b4 0-0 1 123 OO CLE A. Thornton D. Stieb -17% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Wise facing 7-8-9
t5 0-0 0 --- R TOR A. Woods R. Wise -14% 36% Home Run
t5 1-0 0 --- O TOR R. Cerone R. Wise 2% 39% Strikeout
t5 1-0 1 --- O TOR T. Johnson R. Wise 2% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-0 2 --- O TOR A. Griffin R. Wise 1% 42% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 6-7-8
b5 0-1 0 --- O CLE C. Johnson D. Stieb -3% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-1 1 --- CLE R. Hassey D. Stieb 6% 45% Double to LF
b5 0-1 1 -2- CLE D. Rosello D. Stieb 3% 47% Walk
b5 0-1 1 12- O CLE T. Veryzer D. Stieb -4% 43% Groundout: 1B-P; Hassey to 3B; Rosello to 2B
b5 0-1 2 -23 RR CLE M. Hargrove D. Stieb 25% 68% Single to 1B; Hassey Scores; Rosello Scores
b5 2-1 2 1-- O CLE R. Manning D. Stieb -2% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Indians 2.
Top of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Rick Wise facing 2-3-4
t6 1-2 0 --- TOR B. Bailor R. Wise -6% 60% Single to LF
t6 1-2 0 1-- TOR R. Howell R. Wise -4% 56% Bailor Steals 2B
t6 1-2 0 -2- O TOR R. Howell R. Wise 3% 59% Flyball: CF; Bailor to 3B
t6 1-2 1 --3 R TOR T. Solaita R. Wise -11% 47% Double to LF; Bailor Scores
t6 2-2 1 -2- O TOR J. Mayberry R. Wise 7% 54% Single to RF; Solaita out at Hm/RF-C
t6 2-2 2 1-- O TOR R. Bosetti R. Wise 4% 58% Foul Flyball: 3B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 2-2, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 3-4-5
b6 2-2 0 --- R CLE B. Bonds D. Stieb 16% 74% Home Run
b6 3-2 0 --- CLE T. Harrah D. Stieb 3% 77% Walk
b6 3-2 0 1-- O CLE A. Thornton D. Stieb -1% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B; Harrah to 2B
b6 3-2 1 -2- O CLE C. Johnson D. Stieb -3% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 3-2 2 -2- CLE R. Hassey D. Stieb 1% 73% Intentional Walk
b6 3-2 2 12- O CLE D. Rosello D. Stieb -4% 69% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Indians 3.
Top of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Rick Wise facing 7-8-9
t7 2-3 0 --- TOR A. Woods R. Wise -7% 62% Single to RF
t7 2-3 0 1-- O TOR R. Cerone R. Wise 3% 66% Groundout: SS-1B; Woods to 2B
t7 2-3 1 -2- R TOR T. Johnson R. Wise -25% 41% Triple to CF; Woods Scores
t7 3-3 1 --3 RO TOR A. Griffin R. Wise -5% 35% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Johnson Scores
t7 4-3 2 --- O TOR B. Bailor R. Wise 1% 37% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-4, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 9-1-2
b7 3-4 0 --- CLE T. Veryzer D. Stieb 8% 44% Single/Bunt
b7 3-4 0 1-- CLE M. Hargrove D. Stieb 18% 63% Single to CF; Veryzer to 3B
b7 3-4 0 1-3 RO CLE R. Manning D. Stieb -0% 62% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Veryzer Scores; Hargrove to 2B
b7 4-4 1 -2- O CLE B. Bonds D. Stieb -6% 56% Flyball: LF
b7 4-4 2 -2- O CLE T. Harrah D. Stieb -6% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Indians 4.
Top of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 4-4, Indians' Rick Wise facing 3-4-5
t8 4-4 0 --- TOR R. Howell R. Wise -7% 43% Walk
t8 4-4 0 1-- O TOR T. Solaita R. Wise 7% 50% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
Pedro Hernandez pinch runs for Tony Solaita (DH) batting 4th
t8 4-4 1 1-- TOR J. Mayberry R. Wise -7% 43% Walk; Hernandez to 2B
t8 4-4 1 12- O TOR R. Bosetti R. Wise 9% 52% Flyball: LF
t8 4-4 2 12- O TOR A. Woods R. Wise 9% 61% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Tied 4-4, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 5-6-7
b8 4-4 0 --- CLE A. Thornton D. Stieb 6% 67% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
Jim Norris pinch hits for Cliff Johnson (DH) batting 6th
b8 4-4 0 1-- O CLE J. Norris D. Stieb -2% 65% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Thornton to 2B
b8 4-4 1 -2- CLE R. Hassey D. Stieb 2% 67% Intentional Walk
Wayne Cage pinch hits for Dave Rosello (2B) batting 8th
b8 4-4 1 12- O CLE W. Cage D. Stieb -8% 59% Strikeout
b8 4-4 2 12- O CLE T. Veryzer D. Stieb -9% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Indians 4.
Top of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 4-4, Indians' Rick Wise facing 8-9-1
Ted Cox replaces Wayne Cage (PH) playing 2B batting 8th
t9 4-4 0 --- O TOR R. Cerone R. Wise 6% 56% Flyball: CF
t9 4-4 1 --- O TOR T. Johnson R. Wise 5% 61% Strikeout
t9 4-4 2 --- O TOR A. Griffin R. Wise 4% 64% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Tied 4-4, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 1-2-3
b9 4-4 0 --- CLE M. Hargrove D. Stieb 7% 72% Walk
b9 4-4 0 1-- R CLE R. Manning D. Stieb 28% 100% Single to RF; Hargrove Scores/Adv on E6/No RBI/unER
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Indians 5.

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