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Standings
BOS
@CLE
1
2
NYY
@DET
7
3
OAK
@KCR
1
9
BAL
@MIL
5
7
CAL
@TEX
4
6
HOU
@LAD
0
6
MON
@NYM
4
3
CHC
@PHI
2
6
STL
@PIT
1
7
CIN
@SDP
2
6
ATL
@SFG
5
3
 
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Wednesday, September 13, 1978, 8:00PM
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 16,841, Time of Game: 2:54
Yankees
7
87-57
 Won 1 
1st
at Tigers
3
78-66
 Lost 1 
5th, 9 GB
W: Jim Beattie (5-7)
L: Jack Billingham (15-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  0   4  1  2   0  0  0    7 14  0
Tigers          0  1  0   0  1  0   0  1  0    3  4  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 4 2 3 1 0 0 4 .272 .303 .407 .709 0.167 0.93 0.188 -0.022 1.8 1 0 3B
   Paul Blair PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .175 .233 .267 .499 -0.001 0.05 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 0 0
Willie Randolph 2B 4 0 2 2 0 0 5 .279 .385 .361 .746 0.098 0.93 0.120 -0.022 1.6 2 4 SB,SF
Thurman Munson C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .296 .333 .378 .711 -0.034 1.22 0.000 -0.034 -0.4
   Mike Heath C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .247 .286 .306 .592 -0.040 0.58 0.019 -0.059 -0.0 7 0
Reggie Jackson RF 4 1 1 0 1 2 5 .281 .364 .478 .842 0.001 0.57 0.041 -0.040 -0.4 2 0
   Gary Thomasson RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .303 .368 .671 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Chris Chambliss 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .282 .328 .390 .718 -0.069 0.78 0.011 -0.080 -0.9 5 4
Graig Nettles 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 5 .277 .347 .453 .800 0.044 0.55 0.065 -0.020 -0.1 0 2 SF
Lou Piniella LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .322 .372 .459 .831 0.203 0.64 0.209 -0.006 1.4 0 0 3B
Roy White DH 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .268 .345 .407 .752 0.111 0.81 0.112 -0.001 1.2 SB
Bucky Dent SS 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .258 .300 .329 .629 -0.104 0.92 0.000 -0.104 -1.4 5 0
Jim Beattie P 5 0
   Rich Gossage P 0 0
Team Totals 39 7 14 7 1 3 42 .359 .357 .462 .819 0.376 0.74 0.765 -0.389 2.6 27 10
3B: L Piniella (5, off J Billingham); M Rivers (7, off J Billingham).
SF: W Randolph (5, off J Billingham); G Nettles (8, off E Glynn).
TB: M Rivers 5; L Piniella 4; R White 3; W Randolph 2; M Heath; R Jackson; G Nettles; C Chambliss.
RBI: W Randolph 2 (39); G Nettles (82); L Piniella (59); M Rivers (45); M Heath (8); R White (39).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Baserunning
SB: W Randolph (32, 2nd base off J Billingham/M May); R White (10, 2nd base off J Billingham/M May).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron LeFlore CF 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 .292 .359 .396 .755 0.023 1.05 0.083 -0.061 0.1 4 0
Lou Whitaker 2B 3 0 0 1 2 1 5 .292 .357 .357 .715 -0.011 1.22 0.066 -0.077 0.4 1 5
Rusty Staub DH 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .283 .353 .444 .798 -0.101 1.31 0.041 -0.143 -1.5
Jason Thompson 1B 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .295 .370 .480 .850 0.013 0.92 0.098 -0.085 -0.3 13 1 3B
Steve Kemp LF 4 1 0 1 1 1 5 .274 .380 .400 .779 -0.052 0.69 0.008 -0.060 -0.8 1 0
Milt May C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .258 .313 .382 .695 -0.049 0.47 0.000 -0.049 -0.7 2 1
Tim Corcoran RF 1 1 0 0 3 0 4 .265 .326 .328 .654 0.048 0.42 0.058 -0.009 0.8 4 0
Phil Mankowski 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .297 .367 .395 .762 -0.048 0.83 0.020 -0.068 0.1 2 5
Alan Trammell SS 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 .268 .333 .334 .668 0.053 0.74 0.076 -0.024 0.6 0 2 HBP
Jack Billingham P 0 0
   Ed Glynn P 0 0
   Jack Morris P 0 0
   Sheldon Burnside P 0 0
Team Totals 31 3 4 3 9 7 41 .129 .341 .194 .535 -0.124 0.87 0.450 -0.576 -1.4 27 14
3B: J Thompson (3, off J Beattie).
HBP: A Trammell (2, by J Beattie).
TB: J Thompson 3; P Mankowski; R Staub; A Trammell.
RBI: S Kemp (75); P Mankowski (19); L Whitaker (51).
2-out RBI: P Mankowski.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 1 for 11.

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Beattie, W (5-7) 6.1 3 2 2 4 4 0 3.65 27 59 0.061 0.94 0.5
Rich Gossage 2.2 1 1 1 5 3 0 1.92 14 2 0 0.063 0.74 0.9
Team Totals 9 4 3 3 9 7 0 3.00 41 59 2 0 0.124 0.87 1.4

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jack Billingham, L (15-8) 4 9 4 4 0 0 0 3.82 21 28 -0.269 1.15 -2.1
Ed Glynn 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 3.21 4 0 0 -0.042 0.53 -0.5
Jack Morris 0.1 4 2 2 0 0 0 4.35 5 0 0 -0.092 0.60 -2.4
Sheldon Burnside 3.2 1 0 0 0 3 0 9.00 12 2 0 0.027 0.09 2.4
Team Totals 9 14 7 7 1 3 0 7.00 42 28 2 0 -0.376 0.74 -2.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Beattie (7; A Trammell).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim McKean, 1B - Vic Voltaggio, 2B - Lou DiMuro, 3B - Larry Barnett.
Time of Game: 2:54.
Attendance: 16,841.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night, Rain.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-1 0 1-- R NYY L. Piniella J. Billingham 20% 62% Triple to RF; Nettles Scores
t4 2-1 1 -2- R NYY M. Rivers J. Billingham 13% 78% Triple to RF; White Scores
b2 0-0 0 --- DET J. Thompson J. Beattie -10% 35% Triple to LF
b5 1-5 1 12- DET R. LeFlore J. Beattie -6% 79% Walk; Corcoran to 3B; Trammell to 2B
t6 5-2 1 12- R NYY W. Randolph J. Morris 6% 94% Single to RF; Dent Scores; Rivers to 3B

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' Jack Billingham facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYY M. Rivers J. Billingham -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- NYY W. Randolph J. Billingham 2% 50% Single to SS
t1 0-0 1 1-- NYY T. Munson J. Billingham 2% 52% Randolph Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O NYY T. Munson J. Billingham -3% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O NYY R. Jackson J. Billingham -3% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 1-2-3
Mike Heath replaces Thurman Munson playing C batting 3rd
b1 0-0 0 --- O DET R. LeFlore J. Beattie 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O DET L. Whitaker J. Beattie 2% 49% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- O DET R. Staub J. Beattie 1% 50% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O NYY C. Chambliss J. Billingham -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O NYY G. Nettles J. Billingham -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- NYY L. Piniella J. Billingham 1% 47% Single to LF
t2 0-0 2 1-- NYY R. White J. Billingham 2% 49% Single to RF; Piniella to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- O NYY B. Dent J. Billingham -4% 45% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- DET J. Thompson J. Beattie -10% 35% Triple to LF
b2 0-0 0 --3 RO DET S. Kemp J. Beattie 1% 36% Groundout: P unassisted; Thompson Scores
b2 1-0 1 --- O DET M. May J. Beattie 1% 37% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 1-0 2 --- O DET T. Corcoran J. Beattie 1% 38% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 1-2-3
t3 0-1 0 --- NYY M. Rivers J. Billingham 4% 43% Single to CF
t3 0-1 0 1-- O NYY W. Randolph J. Billingham -2% 41% Groundout: 3B-1B; Rivers to 2B
t3 0-1 1 -2- O NYY M. Heath J. Billingham -5% 35% Fielder's Choice SS; Rivers out at 3B/SS-3B
t3 0-1 2 1-- NYY R. Jackson J. Billingham 2% 38% Single to CF; Heath to 2B
t3 0-1 2 12- O NYY C. Chambliss J. Billingham -5% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 8-9-1
b3 1-0 0 --- O DET P. Mankowski J. Beattie 2% 35% Flyball: RF
b3 1-0 1 --- DET A. Trammell J. Beattie -2% 33% Walk
b3 1-0 1 1-- O DET R. LeFlore J. Beattie 2% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B; Trammell to 2B
b3 1-0 2 -2- O DET L. Whitaker J. Beattie 3% 37% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Jack Billingham facing 6-7-8
t4 0-1 0 --- NYY G. Nettles J. Billingham 5% 42% Single to RF
t4 0-1 0 1-- R NYY L. Piniella J. Billingham 20% 62% Triple to RF; Nettles Scores
t4 1-1 0 --3 R NYY R. White J. Billingham 5% 66% Single to RF; Piniella Scores
t4 2-1 0 1-- NYY B. Dent J. Billingham 3% 69% White Steals 2B
t4 2-1 0 -2- O NYY B. Dent J. Billingham -4% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 2-1 1 -2- R NYY M. Rivers J. Billingham 13% 78% Triple to RF; White Scores
t4 3-1 1 --3 RO NYY W. Randolph J. Billingham 2% 80% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Rivers Scores
t4 4-1 2 --- O NYY M. Heath J. Billingham -1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 4, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-4, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 3-4-5
b4 1-4 0 --- DET R. Staub J. Beattie -4% 75% Single to CF
b4 1-4 0 1-- O DET J. Thompson J. Beattie 4% 79% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b4 1-4 1 1-- O DET S. Kemp J. Beattie 3% 82% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b4 1-4 2 1-- O DET M. May J. Beattie 2% 84% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 4, Tigers 1.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-1, Tigers' Ed Glynn facing 4-5-6
Ed Glynn replaces Jack Billingham pitching
t5 4-1 0 --- NYY R. Jackson E. Glynn 2% 86% Walk
t5 4-1 0 1-- O NYY C. Chambliss E. Glynn 1% 87% Groundout: 1B-2B-1B; Jackson to 3B
t5 4-1 1 --3 RO NYY G. Nettles E. Glynn 2% 89% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Jackson Scores
t5 5-1 2 --- O NYY L. Piniella E. Glynn -0% 89% Flyball: RF
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 7-8-9
b5 1-5 0 --- DET T. Corcoran J. Beattie -3% 85% Walk
b5 1-5 0 1-- O DET P. Mankowski J. Beattie 3% 88% Strikeout Looking
b5 1-5 1 1-- DET A. Trammell J. Beattie -3% 85% Hit By Pitch; Corcoran to 2B
b5 1-5 1 12- DET R. LeFlore J. Beattie -6% 79% Walk; Corcoran to 3B; Trammell to 2B
b5 1-5 1 123 RO DET L. Whitaker J. Beattie 3% 82% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Corcoran Scores; Trammell to 3B
b5 2-5 2 1-3 O DET R. Staub J. Beattie 5% 87% Strikeout
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 2.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-2, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 8-9-1
Jack Morris replaces Ed Glynn pitching
t6 5-2 0 --- NYY R. White J. Morris 2% 89% Single to RF
t6 5-2 0 1-- O NYY B. Dent J. Morris -2% 87% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t6 5-2 1 1-- NYY M. Rivers J. Morris 2% 89% Single to RF; Dent to 2B
t6 5-2 1 12- R NYY W. Randolph J. Morris 6% 94% Single to RF; Dent Scores; Rivers to 3B
t6 6-2 1 1-3 R NYY M. Heath J. Morris 2% 96% Single to RF; Rivers Scores; Randolph to 2B
Sheldon Burnside replaces Jack Morris pitching
t6 7-2 1 12- O NYY R. Jackson S. Burnside -1% 96% Strikeout Looking
t6 7-2 2 12- O NYY C. Chambliss S. Burnside -1% 95% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 7, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-7, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 4-5-6
b6 2-7 0 --- O DET J. Thompson J. Beattie 1% 96% Strikeout
b6 2-7 1 --- O DET S. Kemp J. Beattie 1% 97% Flyball: 2B
b6 2-7 2 --- O DET M. May J. Beattie 0% 97% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 7, Tigers 2.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 7-2, Tigers' Sheldon Burnside facing 6-7-8
t7 7-2 0 --- O NYY G. Nettles S. Burnside -0% 97% Strikeout (C-1B)
t7 7-2 1 --- O NYY L. Piniella S. Burnside -0% 97% Flyball: CF
t7 7-2 2 --- O NYY R. White S. Burnside -0% 97% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 7, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-7, Yankees' Jim Beattie facing 7-8-9
b7 2-7 0 --- DET T. Corcoran J. Beattie -2% 95% Walk
b7 2-7 0 1-- O DET P. Mankowski J. Beattie 2% 96% Flyball: 2B
b7 2-7 1 1-- DET A. Trammell J. Beattie -2% 94% Single to CF; Corcoran to 2B
Rich Gossage replaces Jim Beattie pitching
b7 2-7 1 12- O DET R. LeFlore R. Gossage 2% 97% Foul Flyball: 1B
b7 2-7 2 12- DET L. Whitaker R. Gossage -2% 95% Walk; Corcoran to 3B; Trammell to 2B
b7 2-7 2 123 O DET R. Staub R. Gossage 4% 98% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Yankees 7, Tigers 2.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 7-2, Tigers' Sheldon Burnside facing 9-1-2
t8 7-2 0 --- O NYY B. Dent S. Burnside -0% 98% Flyball: 3B
Paul Blair pinch hits for Mickey Rivers (CF) batting 1st
t8 7-2 1 --- O NYY P. Blair S. Burnside -0% 98% Flyball: CF
t8 7-2 2 --- O NYY W. Randolph S. Burnside -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 7, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-7, Yankees' Rich Gossage facing 4-5-6
Paul Blair moves from PH to CF
b8 2-7 0 --- O DET J. Thompson R. Gossage 1% 99% Strikeout Looking
b8 2-7 1 --- DET S. Kemp R. Gossage -1% 98% Walk
b8 2-7 1 1-- O DET M. May R. Gossage 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B; Kemp to 2B
b8 2-7 2 -2- DET T. Corcoran R. Gossage -1% 98% Walk
b8 2-7 2 12- R DET P. Mankowski R. Gossage -2% 96% Single to RF; Kemp Scores; Corcoran to 2B
b8 3-7 2 12- O DET A. Trammell R. Gossage 2% 99% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 7, Tigers 3.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 7-3, Tigers' Sheldon Burnside facing 3-4-5
t9 7-3 0 --- O NYY M. Heath S. Burnside -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 7-3 1 --- O NYY R. Jackson S. Burnside -0% 98% Strikeout
t9 7-3 2 --- NYY C. Chambliss S. Burnside 0% 98% Single to CF
t9 7-3 2 1-- O NYY G. Nettles S. Burnside -0% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 7, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-7, Yankees' Rich Gossage facing 1-2-3
Gary Thomasson replaces Reggie Jackson playing RF batting 4th
b9 3-7 0 --- DET R. LeFlore R. Gossage -2% 96% Walk
b9 3-7 0 1-- DET L. Whitaker R. Gossage -5% 92% Walk; LeFlore to 2B
b9 3-7 0 12- O DET R. Staub R. Gossage 4% 96% Strikeout
b9 3-7 1 12- O DET J. Thompson R. Gossage 3% 99% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B; LeFlore to 3B
b9 3-7 2 1-3 O DET S. Kemp R. Gossage 1% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 7, Tigers 3.

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