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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
 
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MON
@STL
7
2
Saturday, September 8, 1979, 8:05PM
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 30,069, Time of Game: 2:16
Yankees
5
77-62
 Won 1 
4th, 16 GB
at Tigers
4
75-68
 Lost 1 
5th, 20 GB
W: Ron Guidry (16-7)
L: Jack Morris (13-7)
S: Rich Gossage (14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         1  2  1   0  0  0   0  1  0    5  8  3
Tigers          0  0  0   1  1  0   1  1  0    4  6  0

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Murcer CF 4 2 1 1 1 1 .258 .741 0.102 0.61 0.139 -0.037 0.9 1 0 2B
Chris Chambliss 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 .278 .760 0.023 0.78 0.075 -0.053 0.2 9 1
Oscar Gamble LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 .347 1.017 -0.049 0.62 0.000 -0.049 -0.7 0 0
   Lou Piniella LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .758 -0.009 0.34 0.000 -0.009 -0.1 0 0
Reggie Jackson RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 .293 .902 0.066 0.85 0.119 -0.053 0.5 0 0 2B
Jim Spencer DH 3 1 2 0 1 0 .291 .927 0.005 0.61 0.038 -0.033 0.2 CS,IW
Graig Nettles 3B 3 1 1 1 1 0 .250 .711 0.089 0.91 0.159 -0.069 0.5 0 5 HR
Jerry Narron C 3 0 1 0 0 1 .159 .491 -0.012 0.90 0.033 -0.045 -0.4 9 1
   Roy White PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .547 -0.008 0.29 0.000 -0.008 -0.1
   Brad Gulden C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .155 .438 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 5 0
Brian Doyle 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 .190 .577 0.002 0.90 0.065 -0.063 0.2 2 3
Bucky Dent SS 4 1 0 0 0 0 .235 .579 -0.070 0.69 0.000 -0.070 -1.1 1 1
Ron Guidry P 0 0
   Rich Gossage P 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 8 5 3 5 .235 .680 0.139 0.73 0.628 -0.489 0.1 27 11
2B: B Murcer (12, off J Morris); R Jackson (19, off J Morris).
HR: G Nettles (18, off P Underwood; 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
IBB: J Spencer (7, by J Morris).
TB: G Nettles 4; R Jackson 2; J Spencer 2; B Murcer 2; J Narron; C Chambliss; B Doyle.
RBI: G Nettles (68); C Chambliss (57); B Doyle (4); R Jackson (74); B Murcer (48).
2-out RBI: B Murcer; R Jackson; C Chambliss; G Nettles; B Doyle.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Nettles-B Doyle-C Chambliss.
PB: J Narron (6).
E: J Narron (5); G Nettles 2 (15).
Baserunning
CS: J Spencer (2, 2nd base by P Underwood/L Parrish).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron LeFlore DH 4 2 2 1 0 0 .298 .745 0.136 1.11 0.196 -0.060 1.5 HR,2B
Tom Brookens 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 .262 .691 -0.068 0.88 0.000 -0.068 -0.6 2 3
   Champ Summers PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .287 .948 -0.048 1.90 0.000 -0.048 -0.2
   Alan Trammell SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .673 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jerry Morales LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .216 .627 0.029 0.86 0.074 -0.045 0.4 2 0 SB
John Wockenfuss 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 .267 .869 -0.109 1.28 0.000 -0.109 -1.0 6 1
   Jason Thompson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .246 .744 -0.093 3.56 0.000 -0.093 -0.3
Lance Parrish C 3 0 1 0 0 1 .265 .778 -0.089 1.10 0.000 -0.089 -0.8 6 1
   Steve Kemp PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .321 .940 0.100 2.75 0.100 0.000 0.3
Lynn Jones RF 2 1 0 0 1 1 .287 .737 0.055 1.07 0.094 -0.038 0.6 3 0 SB
   Al Greene PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .146 .580 -0.116 4.78 0.000 -0.116 -0.3
Dave Stegman CF 3 1 1 2 0 0 .333 1.667 0.131 0.96 0.160 -0.029 1.2 3 0 HR
   Kirk Gibson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.104 3.61 0.000 -0.104 -0.2
Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .260 .644 -0.115 1.06 0.000 -0.115 -1.1 1 1 GDP
Mark Wagner SS 2 0 0 0 0 2 .266 .638 -0.023 0.42 0.000 -0.023 -0.2 2 2
   Rick Peters PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.046 1.77 0.000 -0.046 -0.3 1 0
Jack Morris P 0 0
   Pat Underwood P 0 0
   Aurelio Lopez P 1 0
Team Totals 32 4 6 3 2 14 .188 .642 -0.360 1.32 0.624 -0.983 -0.9 27 8
2B: R LeFlore (20, off R Guidry).
HR: D Stegman (1, off R Guidry; 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); R LeFlore (5, off R Guidry; 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: R LeFlore 6; D Stegman 4; S Kemp; L Parrish; J Morales.
GIDP: A Rodriguez (9).
RBI: D Stegman 2 (2); R LeFlore (45).
2-out RBI: D Stegman.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Baserunning
SB: J Morales (9, 2nd base off R Guidry/J Narron); L Jones (7, 2nd base off R Guidry/J Narron).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ron Guidry, W (16-7) 7.1 5 4 3 2 10 2 2.86 28 62 0.064 1.01 0.0
Rich Gossage, S (14) 1.2 1 0 0 0 4 0 2.53 6 0 0 0.296 2.98 0.8
Team Totals 9 6 4 3 2 14 2 3.00 34 62 0 0 0.360 1.32 0.9

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jack Morris, L (13-7) 3 6 4 4 3 1 0 3.56 18 29 -0.227 0.97 -2.4
Pat Underwood 5 2 1 1 0 3 1 4.76 16 0 0 0.045 0.50 1.7
Aurelio Lopez 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.35 3 0 0 0.042 0.55 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 3 5 1 5.00 37 29 0 0 -0.140 0.73 -0.1
Balks: None.
WP: R Guidry (9); J Morris (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Morris (4; J Spencer).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry McCoy, 1B - Joe Brinkman, 2B - Vic Voltaggio, 3B - Marty Springstead.
Time of Game: 2:16.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
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
t8 4-3 2 --- R NYY G. Nettles P. Underwood 14% 83% Home Run
b7 2-4 2 --- R DET D. Stegman R. Guidry -13% 71% Home Run
b8 3-5 1 --- R DET R. LeFlore R. Guidry -12% 75% Home Run
b9 4-5 1 1-- O DET A. Greene R. Gossage 12% 90% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 1-- R NYY R. Jackson J. Morris 10% 58% Double to CF; Murcer Scores

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 Morris facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYY B. Murcer J. Morris 3% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O NYY C. Chambliss J. Morris -3% 50% Flyball: 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-- O NYY O. Gamble J. Morris -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 1-- R NYY R. Jackson J. Morris 10% 58% Double to CF; Murcer Scores
t1 1-0 2 -2- NYY J. Spencer J. Morris 1% 59% Intentional Walk
t1 1-0 2 12- NYY G. Nettles J. Morris 1% 60% Wild Pitch; Jackson to 3B; Spencer to 2B
t1 1-0 2 -23 O NYY G. Nettles J. Morris -5% 55% Flyball: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O DET R. LeFlore R. Guidry 2% 57% Flyball: 2B
b1 0-1 1 --- O DET T. Brookens R. Guidry 2% 59% Strikeout
b1 0-1 2 --- O DET J. Morales R. Guidry 1% 60% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- NYY J. Narron J. Morris 3% 63% Single to CF
t2 1-0 0 1-- O NYY B. Doyle J. Morris -3% 60% Bunt Groundout: C unassisted; Narron stays at 1B
t2 1-0 1 1-- O NYY B. Dent J. Morris -3% 57% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t2 1-0 2 1-- R NYY B. Murcer J. Morris 10% 68% Double to CF; Dent Scores
t2 2-0 2 -2- R NYY C. Chambliss J. Morris 8% 75% Single to RF; Murcer Scores
t2 3-0 2 1-- O NYY O. Gamble J. Morris -2% 74% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 3, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 4-5-6
b2 0-3 0 --- O DET J. Wockenfuss R. Guidry 2% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-3 1 --- O DET L. Parrish R. Guidry 2% 78% Strikeout
b2 0-3 2 --- O DET L. Jones R. Guidry 1% 79% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 3, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-0, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 4-5-6
t3 3-0 0 --- O NYY R. Jackson J. Morris -1% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 3-0 1 --- NYY J. Spencer J. Morris 2% 79% Single to RF
t3 3-0 1 1-- NYY G. Nettles J. Morris 2% 81% Walk; Spencer to 2B
t3 3-0 1 12- O NYY J. Narron J. Morris -3% 78% Flyball: 2B
t3 3-0 2 12- R NYY B. Doyle J. Morris 7% 85% Single to CF; Spencer Scores; Nettles to 2B
t3 4-0 2 12- O NYY B. Dent J. Morris -2% 83% Foul Flyball: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 4, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-4, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 7-8-9
b3 0-4 0 --- DET D. Stegman R. Guidry -3% 80% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b3 0-4 0 1-- OO DET A. Rodriguez R. Guidry 7% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b3 0-4 2 --- O DET M. Wagner R. Guidry 1% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Yankees 4, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-0, Tigers' Pat Underwood facing 1-2-3
Pat Underwood replaces Jack Morris pitching
t4 4-0 0 --- O NYY B. Murcer P. Underwood -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 4-0 1 --- O NYY C. Chambliss P. Underwood -1% 85% Flyball: LF
t4 4-0 2 --- O NYY O. Gamble P. Underwood -1% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 4, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-4, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 1-2-3
b4 0-4 0 --- DET R. LeFlore R. Guidry -5% 80% Double to CF
b4 0-4 0 -2- DET T. Brookens R. Guidry -2% 78% Passed Ball; LeFlore to 3B
b4 0-4 0 --3 R DET T. Brookens R. Guidry -0% 78% Wild Pitch; LeFlore Scores
b4 1-4 0 --- O DET T. Brookens R. Guidry 3% 80% Strikeout (C-1B)
b4 1-4 1 --- DET J. Morales R. Guidry -3% 77% Walk
b4 1-4 1 1-- DET J. Wockenfuss R. Guidry -1% 76% Morales Steals 2B
b4 1-4 1 -2- O DET J. Wockenfuss R. Guidry 4% 80% Strikeout
b4 1-4 2 -2- O DET L. Parrish R. Guidry 3% 83% Single to SS; Morales out at Hm/1B-C
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 4, Tigers 1.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-1, Tigers' Pat Underwood facing 4-5-6
t5 4-1 0 --- O NYY R. Jackson P. Underwood -1% 82% Strikeout
t5 4-1 1 --- NYY J. Spencer P. Underwood 1% 83% Single to CF
t5 4-1 1 1-- O NYY G. Nettles P. Underwood -2% 81% Flyball: RF
t5 4-1 2 1-- O NYY J. Narron P. Underwood -1% 80% Spencer Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 4, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-4, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 6-7-8
b5 1-4 0 --- DET L. Jones R. Guidry -4% 76% Walk
b5 1-4 0 1-- DET D. Stegman R. Guidry -5% 71% Jones Steals 2B; Jones to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b5 1-4 0 --3 RO DET D. Stegman R. Guidry 3% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B; Jones Scores/unER
b5 2-4 1 --- O DET A. Rodriguez R. Guidry 2% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 2-4 2 --- O DET M. Wagner R. Guidry 1% 77% Strikeout
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Yankees 4, Tigers 2.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-2, Tigers' Pat Underwood facing 7-8-9
t6 4-2 0 --- O NYY J. Narron P. Underwood -2% 75% Strikeout
t6 4-2 1 --- O NYY B. Doyle P. Underwood -1% 74% Flyball: LF
t6 4-2 2 --- O NYY B. Dent P. Underwood -1% 73% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 4, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-4, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 1-2-3
Lou Piniella replaces Oscar Gamble playing LF batting 3rd
b6 2-4 0 --- O DET R. LeFlore R. Guidry 4% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 2-4 1 --- O DET T. Brookens R. Guidry 3% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 2-4 2 --- DET J. Morales R. Guidry -3% 76% Single to 3B; Morales to 2B/Adv on E5
b6 2-4 2 -2- O DET J. Wockenfuss R. Guidry 5% 81% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 4, Tigers 2.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-2, Tigers' Pat Underwood facing 1-2-3
t7 4-2 0 --- O NYY B. Murcer P. Underwood -2% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 4-2 1 --- O NYY C. Chambliss P. Underwood -1% 78% Flyball: CF
t7 4-2 2 --- O NYY L. Piniella P. Underwood -1% 77% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 4, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-4, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 5-6-7
b7 2-4 0 --- O DET L. Parrish R. Guidry 4% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 2-4 1 --- O DET L. Jones R. Guidry 3% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 2-4 2 --- R DET D. Stegman R. Guidry -13% 71% Home Run
b7 3-4 2 --- O DET A. Rodriguez R. Guidry 3% 74% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 4, Tigers 3.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-3, Tigers' Pat Underwood facing 4-5-6
t8 4-3 0 --- O NYY R. Jackson P. Underwood -2% 71% Flyball: RF
t8 4-3 1 --- O NYY J. Spencer P. Underwood -2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 4-3 2 --- R NYY G. Nettles P. Underwood 14% 83% Home Run
Roy White pinch hits for Jerry Narron (C) batting 7th
t8 5-3 2 --- O NYY R. White P. Underwood -1% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-5, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 9-1-2
Brad Gulden replaces Roy White (PH) playing C batting 7th
Rick Peters pinch hits for Mark Wagner (SS) batting 9th
b8 3-5 0 --- O DET R. Peters R. Guidry 5% 87% Strikeout
b8 3-5 1 --- R DET R. LeFlore R. Guidry -12% 75% Home Run
Rich Gossage replaces Ron Guidry pitching
Champ Summers pinch hits for Tom Brookens (2B) batting 2nd
b8 4-5 1 --- O DET C. Summers R. Gossage 5% 79% Strikeout Looking
b8 4-5 2 --- O DET J. Morales R. Gossage 3% 83% Flyball: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 4.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-4, Tigers' Aurelio Lopez facing 8-9-1
Aurelio Lopez replaces Pat Underwood pitching
Rick Peters moves from PH to 2B
Alan Trammell replaces Champ Summers (PH) playing SS batting 2nd
t9 5-4 0 --- O NYY B. Doyle A. Lopez -2% 81% Groundout: 1B-P
t9 5-4 1 --- O NYY B. Dent A. Lopez -1% 80% Flyball: 2B
t9 5-4 2 --- O NYY B. Murcer A. Lopez -1% 79% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 4-5, Yankees' Rich Gossage facing 4-5-6
Jason Thompson pinch hits for John Wockenfuss (1B) batting 4th
b9 4-5 0 --- O DET J. Thompson R. Gossage 9% 88% Strikeout Looking
Steve Kemp pinch hits for Lance Parrish (C) batting 5th
b9 4-5 1 --- DET S. Kemp R. Gossage -10% 78% Single to RF
Al Greene pinch hits for Lynn Jones (RF) batting 6th
b9 4-5 1 1-- O DET A. Greene R. Gossage 12% 90% Strikeout
Kirk Gibson pinch hits for Dave Stegman (CF) batting 7th
b9 4-5 2 1-- O DET K. Gibson R. Gossage 10% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 4.

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