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Standings
KCR
@CLE
4
0
NYY
@DET
5
4
BOS
@MIL
8
4
SEA
@MIN
2
8
TOR
@TEX
0
8
PIT
@CHC
7
6
SFG
@LAD
0
7
PHI
@MON
8
3
Thursday, August 18, 1977, 8:00PM
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 27,564, Time of Game: 2:31
Yankees
5
69-50
 Won 5 
2nd, 3½ GB
at Tigers
4
54-64
 Lost 3 
4th, 18 GB
L: Jim Crawford (4-5)
S: Sparky Lyle (18)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  0   0  2  0   3  0  0    5 12  1
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  3   0  1  0    4  8  0

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mickey Rivers CF 5 1 3 3 0 1 5 .324 .347 .431 .778 0.238 1.44 0.277 -0.039 1.3 5 0
Roy White LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .289 .372 .430 .802 -0.087 1.21 0.037 -0.125 -1.0 4 0
Thurman Munson C 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .295 .346 .456 .802 -0.142 1.14 0.000 -0.142 -1.5 3 0
Lou Piniella RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .329 .367 .471 .839 0.122 1.00 0.164 -0.043 1.1 2 0 2B
Chris Chambliss 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .301 .349 .467 .816 -0.102 0.93 0.000 -0.102 -1.3 8 1
Cliff Johnson DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .286 .399 .560 .959 -0.076 0.94 0.000 -0.076 -0.8
   Reggie Jackson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .283 .365 .542 .907 -0.014 0.52 0.000 -0.014 -0.2
Graig Nettles 3B 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .244 .327 .474 .801 0.081 0.86 0.102 -0.022 0.4 2 2
Willie Randolph 2B 4 2 3 0 0 0 4 .289 .358 .413 .770 0.181 1.41 0.189 -0.007 1.3 1 2
Bucky Dent SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .262 .321 .376 .697 0.133 2.07 0.177 -0.044 0.9 1 2 SH
Catfish Hunter P 1 1
   Sparky Lyle P 0 0
Team Totals 38 5 12 5 0 5 39 .316 .316 .342 .658 0.334 1.21 0.946 -0.614 0.2 27 8
2B: L Piniella (13, off J Crawford).
SH: B Dent (11, off J Crawford).
TB: W Randolph 3; M Rivers 3; L Piniella 3; G Nettles 2; R White; B Dent.
RBI: M Rivers 3 (50); B Dent (41); L Piniella (25).
2-out RBI: L Piniella.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Dent-C Chambliss.
E: R White (5).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron LeFlore CF 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .317 .356 .474 .830 -0.301 1.82 0.071 -0.372 -0.5 2 0 SB,GDP
Tito Fuentes 2B 4 2 1 0 1 1 5 .305 .347 .407 .754 0.032 1.34 0.149 -0.117 0.1 2 2
Rusty Staub DH 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .271 .332 .444 .776 0.311 1.71 0.344 -0.034 1.9 2B
Steve Kemp LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .257 .346 .428 .774 -0.022 2.29 0.104 -0.126 -0.5 5 0
Jason Thompson 1B 4 1 1 3 0 0 4 .265 .348 .487 .835 0.293 2.47 0.351 -0.058 1.2 8 0 HR
Ben Oglivie RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .249 .311 .452 .763 -0.057 0.71 0.000 -0.057 -0.5 2 0
   Mickey Stanley PH-RF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .264 .327 .453 .780 0.005 4.08 0.005 0.000 0.2 0 0 IW
Milt May C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .255 .291 .401 .692 0.024 1.09 0.068 -0.044 0.0 5 0
   John Wockenfuss PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .269 .340 .554 .894 -0.192 6.34 0.000 -0.192 -0.8 0 0
Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .192 .244 .305 .550 -0.309 3.08 0.000 -0.309 -1.6 1 4
Tom Veryzer SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .199 .237 .268 .505 -0.033 0.64 0.000 -0.033 -0.3 2 2
   Tim Corcoran PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .237 .280 .355 .636 -0.051 2.10 0.000 -0.051 -0.3
   Chuck Scrivener SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .200 .111 .311 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
   Bob Adams PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .286 .286 .714 1.000 0.135 3.55 0.135 0.000 0.4
Jim Crawford P 0 0
   Steve Foucault P 0 0
Team Totals 34 4 8 4 4 2 38 .235 .316 .353 .669 -0.165 2.01 1.227 -1.393 -0.8 27 10
2B: R Staub (28, off C Hunter).
HR: J Thompson (23, off C Hunter, 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
IBB: M Stanley (2, by S Lyle).
TB: R Staub 4; J Thompson 4; R LeFlore 2; T Fuentes; B Adams.
GIDP: R LeFlore (9).
RBI: J Thompson 3 (87); R Staub (70).
2-out RBI: J Thompson 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Baserunning
SB: R LeFlore (28, 2nd base off C Hunter/T Munson).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Catfish Hunter, W (8-7) 7 6 4 4 2 1 1 4.67 29 48 -0.156 1.25 0.1
Sparky Lyle, S (18) 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 1.92 9 1 1 0.322 4.56 0.7
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 4 2 1 4.00 38 48 1 1 0.166 2.01 0.8
C Hunter faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Crawford, L (4-5) 6.1 10 5 5 0 3 0 4.48 29 36 -0.360 1.31 -1.2
Steve Foucault 2.2 2 0 0 0 2 0 2.80 10 2 1 0.026 0.93 1.0
Team Totals 9 12 5 5 0 5 0 5.00 39 36 2 1 -0.334 1.21 -0.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: S Lyle (4; M Stanley).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Deegan, 1B - Dale Ford, 2B - Jim McKean, 3B - Bill Kunkel.
Time of Game: 2:31.
Attendance: 27,564.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: Night, No Precipitation.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-2 2 --3 RR DET J. Thompson C. Hunter -32% 30% Home Run; Staub Scores
b9 4-5 0 1-- OO DET R. LeFlore S. Lyle 30% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
t7 2-3 1 -23 RR NYY M. Rivers J. Crawford 21% 69% Single to CF; Nettles Scores; Randolph Scores
b8 4-5 2 123 O DET A. Rodriguez S. Lyle 20% 83% Popfly: 2B
b8 4-5 1 123 O DET J. Wockenfuss S. Lyle 19% 63% Groundout: 3B-C/Forceout at Hm; Kemp to 3B; Stanley to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jim Crawford facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYY M. Rivers J. Crawford 3% 53% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O NYY R. White J. Crawford -3% 50% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 1-- O NYY T. Munson J. Crawford -3% 47% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 1-- O NYY L. Piniella J. Crawford -2% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- DET R. LeFlore C. Hunter -3% 42% Single to LF
b1 0-0 0 1-- DET T. Fuentes C. Hunter -2% 39% LeFlore Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- O DET T. Fuentes C. Hunter 4% 43% Foul Flyball: 3B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O DET R. Staub C. Hunter 3% 47% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 -2- O DET S. Kemp C. Hunter 3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jim Crawford facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O NYY C. Chambliss J. Crawford -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O NYY C. Johnson J. Crawford -2% 46% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- O NYY G. Nettles J. Crawford -1% 45% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O DET J. Thompson C. Hunter 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- O DET B. Oglivie C. Hunter 2% 49% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 2 --- O DET M. May C. Hunter 1% 50% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jim Crawford facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- NYY W. Randolph J. Crawford 4% 54% Single to CF
t3 0-0 0 1-- O NYY B. Dent J. Crawford -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B; Randolph to 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- O NYY M. Rivers J. Crawford -4% 48% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 -2- O NYY R. White J. Crawford -4% 44% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O DET A. Rodriguez C. Hunter 3% 47% Flyball: LF
b3 0-0 1 --- O DET T. Veryzer C. Hunter 2% 49% Flyball: LF
b3 0-0 2 --- DET R. LeFlore C. Hunter -1% 47% Single to SS
b3 0-0 2 1-- O DET T. Fuentes C. Hunter 3% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jim Crawford facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O NYY T. Munson J. Crawford -3% 47% Lineout: 3B
t4 0-0 1 --- O NYY L. Piniella J. Crawford -2% 45% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 2 --- O NYY C. Chambliss J. Crawford -1% 44% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- DET R. Staub C. Hunter -4% 40% Single to CF
b4 0-0 0 1-- O DET S. Kemp C. Hunter 4% 44% Lineout: RF
b4 0-0 1 1-- O DET J. Thompson C. Hunter 3% 47% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 2 1-- O DET B. Oglivie C. Hunter 3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jim Crawford facing 6-7-8
t5 0-0 0 --- O NYY C. Johnson J. Crawford -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t5 0-0 1 --- NYY G. Nettles J. Crawford 3% 50% Single to CF
t5 0-0 1 1-- NYY W. Randolph J. Crawford 5% 55% Single to LF; Nettles to 2B
t5 0-0 1 12- R NYY B. Dent J. Crawford 18% 73% Single to CF; Nettles Scores; Randolph to 3B; Dent to 2B/Adv on throw
t5 1-0 1 -23 RO NYY M. Rivers J. Crawford 1% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B; Randolph Scores; Dent to 3B
t5 2-0 2 --3 O NYY R. White J. Crawford -3% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 7-8-9
b5 0-2 0 --- O DET M. May C. Hunter 3% 74% Groundout: 1B-P
b5 0-2 1 --- O DET A. Rodriguez C. Hunter 2% 76% Groundout: P-1B
b5 0-2 2 --- O DET T. Veryzer C. Hunter 1% 77% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Jim Crawford facing 3-4-5
t6 2-0 0 --- O NYY T. Munson J. Crawford -2% 76% Flyball: LF
t6 2-0 1 --- NYY L. Piniella J. Crawford 3% 79% Double to LF
t6 2-0 1 -2- O NYY C. Chambliss J. Crawford -3% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-0 2 -2- O NYY C. Johnson J. Crawford -3% 73% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 1-2-3
b6 0-2 0 --- O DET R. LeFlore C. Hunter 4% 77% Lineout: 3B
b6 0-2 1 --- DET T. Fuentes C. Hunter -4% 73% Walk
b6 0-2 1 1-- R DET R. Staub C. Hunter -16% 57% Double to RF; Fuentes Scores
b6 1-2 1 -2- O DET S. Kemp C. Hunter 5% 62% Flyball: RF; Staub to 3B
b6 1-2 2 --3 RR DET J. Thompson C. Hunter -32% 30% Home Run; Staub Scores
b6 3-2 2 --- O DET B. Oglivie C. Hunter 1% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Tigers 3.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-3, Tigers' Jim Crawford facing 7-8-9
t7 2-3 0 --- NYY G. Nettles J. Crawford 7% 38% Single to RF
t7 2-3 0 1-- NYY W. Randolph J. Crawford 10% 48% Single to SS; Nettles to 2B
t7 2-3 0 12- O NYY B. Dent J. Crawford -1% 48% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Nettles to 3B; Randolph to 2B
t7 2-3 1 -23 RR NYY M. Rivers J. Crawford 21% 69% Single to CF; Nettles Scores; Randolph Scores
t7 4-3 1 1-- NYY R. White J. Crawford 4% 73% Single to CF; Rivers to 2B
Steve Foucault replaces Jim Crawford pitching
t7 4-3 1 12- O NYY T. Munson S. Foucault -5% 68% Strikeout
t7 4-3 2 12- R NYY L. Piniella S. Foucault 13% 81% Single to CF; Rivers Scores; White to 3B
t7 5-3 2 1-3 O NYY C. Chambliss S. Foucault -4% 77% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-5, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 7-8-9
b7 3-5 0 --- DET M. May C. Hunter -7% 71% Walk
b7 3-5 0 1-- O DET A. Rodriguez C. Hunter 6% 77% Foul Flyball: 1B
Tim Corcoran pinch hits for Tom Veryzer (SS) batting 9th
b7 3-5 1 1-- O DET T. Corcoran C. Hunter 5% 82% Flyball: CF
b7 3-5 2 1-- O DET R. LeFlore C. Hunter 4% 86% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 3.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-3, Tigers' Steve Foucault facing 6-7-8
Chuck Scrivener replaces Tim Corcoran (PH) playing SS batting 9th
Reggie Jackson pinch hits for Cliff Johnson (DH) batting 6th
t8 5-3 0 --- O NYY R. Jackson S. Foucault -1% 84% Strikeout
t8 5-3 1 --- O NYY G. Nettles S. Foucault -1% 83% Flyball: CF
t8 5-3 2 --- O NYY W. Randolph S. Foucault -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-5, Yankees' Catfish Hunter facing 2-3-4
b8 3-5 0 --- DET T. Fuentes C. Hunter -11% 72% Single to LF; Fuentes to 2B/Adv on E7
Sparky Lyle replaces Catfish Hunter pitching
b8 3-5 0 -2- DET R. Staub S. Lyle -14% 58% Single to CF; Fuentes to 3B
b8 3-5 0 1-3 DET S. Kemp S. Lyle -10% 48% Walk; Staub to 2B
b8 3-5 0 123 RO DET J. Thompson S. Lyle -3% 44% Groundout: SS-1B; Fuentes Scores; Staub to 3B; Kemp to 2B
Mickey Stanley pinch hits for Ben Oglivie (RF) batting 6th
b8 4-5 1 -23 DET M. Stanley S. Lyle -1% 44% Intentional Walk
John Wockenfuss pinch hits for Milt May (C) batting 7th
b8 4-5 1 123 O DET J. Wockenfuss S. Lyle 19% 63% Groundout: 3B-C/Forceout at Hm; Kemp to 3B; Stanley to 2B
b8 4-5 2 123 O DET A. Rodriguez S. Lyle 20% 83% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 4.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-4, Tigers' Steve Foucault facing 9-1-2
John Wockenfuss moves from PH to C
Mickey Stanley moves from PH to RF
t9 5-4 0 --- O NYY B. Dent S. Foucault -2% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-4 1 --- NYY M. Rivers S. Foucault 2% 83% Single to RF
t9 5-4 1 1-- O NYY R. White S. Foucault -2% 81% Flyball: LF
t9 5-4 2 1-- O NYY T. Munson S. Foucault -2% 79% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 4-5, Yankees' Sparky Lyle facing 9-1-2
Bob Adams pinch hits for Chuck Scrivener (SS) batting 9th
b9 4-5 0 --- DET B. Adams S. Lyle -14% 65% Single to LF
b9 4-5 0 1-- OO DET R. LeFlore S. Lyle 30% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
b9 4-5 2 --- O DET T. Fuentes S. Lyle 5% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 4.

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