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TOR
@DET
2
6
OAK
@MIN
5
1
TEX
@NYY
3
10
CAL
@SEA
6
2
NYM
@CHC
2
0
HOU
@LAD
0
2
MON
@PIT
6
5
SDP
@SFG
4
1
 
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Thursday, April 9, 1981,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 51,452, Time of Game: 2:40
Blue Jays
2
0-1
Lost 1 
7th, 1 GB
at Tigers
6
1-0
Won 1 
1st
W: Jack Morris (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Blue Jays       0  0  1   0  1  0   0  0  0    2  5  1
Tigers          0  0  1   0  1  0   3  1  X    6  8  1

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alfredo Griffin SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.136 0.89 0.000 -0.136 -1.2 4 2
Lloyd Moseby CF 2 1 1 1 1 0 .500 1.500 0.052 1.11 0.107 -0.055 0.3 8 0 2B,CS,SF
Otto Velez DH 2 0 2 0 2 0 1.000 2.000 0.120 0.77 0.120 0.000 1.1
John Mayberry 1B 2 0 1 1 1 0 .500 1.000 0.091 1.36 0.113 -0.022 0.7 4 0 SF
   George Bell PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Willie Upshaw LF-1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 1.000 -0.033 1.57 0.099 -0.132 -0.3 2 0 3B
Damaso Garcia 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 -0.158 1.46 0.000 -0.158 -1.4 4 3
Barry Bonnell RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.130 1.23 0.028 -0.158 -1.2 1 0 SB
Danny Ainge 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 -0.027 0.68 0.010 -0.037 -0.3 0 0
Ernie Whitt C 4 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.028 1.25 0.131 -0.104 -0.0 1 0
Jim Clancy P 0 2
   Joey McLaughlin P 0 1
   Mike Willis P 0 0
   Roy Lee Jackson P 0 1
Team Totals 30 2 5 2 5 3 .167 .537 -0.193 1.14 0.608 -0.802 -2.2 24 9
2B: L Moseby (1, off J Morris).
3B: W Upshaw (1, off J Morris).
SF: J Mayberry (1, off J Morris); L Moseby (1, off J Morris).
TB: W Upshaw 3; L Moseby 2; O Velez 2; J Mayberry.
RBI: L Moseby (1); J Mayberry (1).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Griffin-D Garcia-J Mayberry.
E: A Griffin (1).
Baserunning
SB: B Bonnell (1, 2nd base off J Morris/L Parrish).
CS: L Moseby (1, 2nd base by J Morris/L Parrish).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Peters CF 2 1 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 -0.016 1.31 0.045 -0.061 -0.2 5 0 SH
Alan Trammell SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 .500 1.500 0.130 1.56 0.248 -0.118 1.3 0 3 3B
Steve Kemp LF 2 1 1 1 1 0 .500 1.000 0.012 2.05 0.086 -0.074 -0.0 2 0 SF,GDP
   Lynn Jones LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Richie Hebner 1B 4 1 1 3 0 0 .250 1.250 0.282 1.55 0.352 -0.070 2.0 9 0 HR
Champ Summers DH 3 0 1 0 1 0 .333 .833 0.050 1.03 0.094 -0.044 0.2
Kirk Gibson RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .667 -0.002 1.56 0.087 -0.088 0.1 3 0 SB
   Al Cowens RF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 0.012 0.13 0.012 0.000 0.9 0 0 3B
Lance Parrish C 3 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 -0.069 1.20 0.021 -0.090 -1.0 4 1
Mick Kelleher 3B 3 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 -0.114 1.18 0.005 -0.119 -0.8 0 2 SH
Lou Whitaker 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 .250 .750 0.021 1.25 0.112 -0.091 -0.2 2 3 2B
Jack Morris P 0 1
Team Totals 29 6 8 5 4 1 .276 .905 0.306 1.38 1.062 -0.755 2.3 27 10
2B: L Whitaker (1, off J McLaughlin).
3B: A Trammell (1, off J Clancy); A Cowens (1, off M Willis).
HR: R Hebner (1, off M Willis; 7th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: S Kemp (1, off J Clancy).
SH: R Peters (1, off J McLaughlin); M Kelleher (1, off R Jackson).
TB: A Trammell 4; R Hebner 4; A Cowens 3; L Whitaker 2; S Kemp; C Summers; K Gibson.
GIDP: S Kemp (1).
RBI: R Hebner 3 (3); S Kemp (1); M Kelleher (1).
2-out RBI: R Hebner 3.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 11.
Fielding
E: K Gibson (1).
Baserunning
SB: K Gibson (1, 2nd base off J Clancy/E Whitt).

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Clancy 6 5 2 1 3 1 0 1.50 26 54 0.057 1.43 0.8
Joey McLaughlin, L (0-1) 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 0 13.50 3 0 0 0.012 2.08 0.1
Mike Willis 0.1 2 3 3 1 0 1 81.00 4 1 1 -0.376 1.54 -3.6
Roy Lee Jackson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 1 1 0.000 0.00 0.4
Team Totals 8 8 6 5 4 1 1 5.62 36 54 2 2 -0.307 1.38 -2.3
M Willis 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
Jack Morris, W (1-0) 9 5 2 1 5 3 0 1.00 37 69 0.194 1.14 2.2
Team Totals 9 5 2 1 5 3 0 1.00 37 69 0.194 1.14 2.2
Balks: None.
WP: J Clancy (1); J Morris (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Haller, 1B - Russ Goetz, 2B - George Maloney, 3B - Ken Kaiser.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 59° F.

Starting Lineups

Toronto Blue Jays         Detroit Tigers
1 Alfredo Griffin SS 1 Rick Peters CF
2 Lloyd Moseby CF 2 Alan Trammell SS
3 Otto Velez DH 3 Steve Kemp LF
4 John Mayberry 1B 4 Richie Hebner 1B
5 Willie Upshaw LF 5 Champ Summers DH
6 Damaso Garcia 2B 6 Kirk Gibson RF
7 Barry Bonnell RF 7 Lance Parrish C
8 Danny Ainge 3B 8 Mick Kelleher 3B
9 Ernie Whitt C 9 Lou Whitaker 2B
Jim Clancy P Jack Morris P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 2-2 2 1-3 RRR DET R. Hebner M. Willis 35% 94% Home Run; Whitaker Scores; Kemp Scores
t5 1-1 0 --- TOR E. Whitt J. Morris -13% 37% Reached on E9 (Fly Ball); Whitt to 3B
b7 2-2 1 --3 O DET A. Trammell J. McLaughlin -12% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-1 0 1-- DET A. Trammell J. Clancy 11% 59% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Peters to 3B
b7 2-2 0 --- DET L. Whitaker J. McLaughlin 11% 70% Double to RF

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, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O TOR A. Griffin J. Morris 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O TOR L. Moseby J. Morris 1% 54% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- TOR O. Velez J. Morris -1% 52% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O TOR J. Mayberry J. Morris 2% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O DET R. Peters J. Clancy -2% 52% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- DET A. Trammell J. Clancy 2% 55% Single to LF
b1 0-0 1 1-- DET S. Kemp J. Clancy 4% 58% Single to RF; Trammell to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- O DET R. Hebner J. Clancy -4% 54% Popfly: SS
b1 0-0 2 12- O DET C. Summers J. Clancy -4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- TOR W. Upshaw J. Morris -10% 40% Triple to RF
t2 0-0 0 --3 O TOR D. Garcia J. Morris 5% 45% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --3 O TOR B. Bonnell J. Morris 8% 53% Fielder's Choice 3B; Upshaw out at Hm/3B-C
t2 0-0 2 1-- TOR D. Ainge J. Morris -1% 52% Bonnell Steals 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- TOR D. Ainge J. Morris -1% 51% Walk
t2 0-0 2 12- TOR E. Whitt J. Morris -2% 49% Wild Pitch; Bonnell to 3B; Ainge to 2B
t2 0-0 2 -23 O TOR E. Whitt J. Morris 6% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- DET K. Gibson J. Clancy 4% 59% Single to RF (CF-RF)
b2 0-0 0 1-- DET L. Parrish J. Clancy 3% 61% Gibson Steals 2B
b2 0-0 0 -2- O DET L. Parrish J. Clancy -4% 57% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 -2- O DET M. Kelleher J. Clancy -3% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B; Gibson to 3B
b2 0-0 2 --3 O DET L. Whitaker J. Clancy -4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- O TOR A. Griffin J. Morris 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 1 --- TOR L. Moseby J. Morris -5% 48% Double to CF
t3 0-0 1 -2- TOR O. Velez J. Morris -6% 42% Single to RF; Moseby to 3B
t3 0-0 1 1-3 RO TOR J. Mayberry J. Morris -2% 40% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Moseby Scores
t3 1-0 2 1-- O TOR W. Upshaw J. Morris 2% 43% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- DET R. Peters J. Clancy 5% 47% Walk
b3 0-1 0 1-- DET A. Trammell J. Clancy 11% 59% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Peters to 3B
b3 0-1 0 1-3 ROO DET S. Kemp J. Clancy -7% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Peters Scores/unER
b3 1-1 2 --- O DET R. Hebner J. Clancy -1% 50% Flyball: LF
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Tigers 1.
Top of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 6-7-8
t4 1-1 0 --- O TOR D. Garcia J. Morris 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-1 1 --- O TOR B. Bonnell J. Morris 2% 55% Flyball: CF
t4 1-1 2 --- O TOR D. Ainge J. Morris 1% 56% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 5-6-7
b4 1-1 0 --- DET C. Summers J. Clancy 4% 60% Single to 1B (Ground Ball)
b4 1-1 0 1-- O DET K. Gibson J. Clancy -4% 56% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b4 1-1 1 1-- DET L. Parrish J. Clancy 2% 58% Wild Pitch; Gibson to 2B
b4 1-1 1 -2- DET L. Parrish J. Clancy 2% 60% Walk
b4 1-1 1 12- O DET M. Kelleher J. Clancy -5% 55% Flyball: LF
b4 1-1 2 12- O DET L. Whitaker J. Clancy -5% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Tigers 1.
Top of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 9-1-2
t5 1-1 0 --- TOR E. Whitt J. Morris -13% 37% Reached on E9 (Fly Ball); Whitt to 3B
t5 1-1 0 --3 O TOR A. Griffin J. Morris 6% 43% Strikeout
t5 1-1 1 --3 RO TOR L. Moseby J. Morris -4% 39% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Whitt Scores/unER
t5 2-1 2 --- TOR O. Velez J. Morris -1% 38% Single to RF
t5 2-1 2 1-- TOR J. Mayberry J. Morris -2% 36% Walk; Velez to 2B
t5 2-1 2 12- O TOR W. Upshaw J. Morris 4% 40% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 1-2-3
b5 1-2 0 --- O DET R. Peters J. Clancy -3% 37% Flyball: CF
b5 1-2 1 --- DET A. Trammell J. Clancy 11% 48% Triple to RF (CF-RF)
b5 1-2 1 --3 RO DET S. Kemp J. Clancy 4% 51% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Trammell Scores
b5 2-2 2 --- O DET R. Hebner J. Clancy -1% 50% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Tigers 2.
Top of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 6-7-8
t6 2-2 0 --- O TOR D. Garcia J. Morris 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-2 1 --- O TOR B. Bonnell J. Morris 2% 56% Flyball: RF
t6 2-2 2 --- O TOR D. Ainge J. Morris 2% 57% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Tied 2-2, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 5-6-7
b6 2-2 0 --- DET C. Summers J. Clancy 5% 62% Walk
b6 2-2 0 1-- O DET K. Gibson J. Clancy -5% 58% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b6 2-2 1 1-- O DET L. Parrish J. Clancy -4% 53% Flyball: CF
b6 2-2 2 1-- O DET M. Kelleher J. Clancy -3% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Tigers 2.
Top of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 9-1-2
Al Cowens replaces Kirk Gibson playing RF batting 6th
t7 2-2 0 --- O TOR E. Whitt J. Morris 4% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 2-2 1 --- O TOR A. Griffin J. Morris 3% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 2-2 2 --- TOR L. Moseby J. Morris -2% 54% Walk
t7 2-2 2 1-- O TOR O. Velez J. Morris 4% 58% Moseby Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Tied 2-2, Blue Jays' Joey McLaughlin facing 9-1-2
Joey McLaughlin replaces Jim Clancy pitching
b7 2-2 0 --- DET L. Whitaker J. McLaughlin 11% 70% Double to RF
b7 2-2 0 -2- O DET R. Peters J. McLaughlin -1% 69% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Whitaker to 3B
b7 2-2 1 --3 O DET A. Trammell J. McLaughlin -12% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
Mike Willis replaces Joey McLaughlin pitching
b7 2-2 2 --3 DET S. Kemp M. Willis 1% 59% Walk
b7 2-2 2 1-3 RRR DET R. Hebner M. Willis 35% 94% Home Run; Whitaker Scores; Kemp Scores
b7 5-2 2 --- O DET C. Summers M. Willis -0% 94% Popfly: SS
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Tigers 5.
Top of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-5, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 3-4-5
Lynn Jones replaces Steve Kemp playing LF batting 3rd
t8 2-5 0 --- TOR O. Velez J. Morris -4% 90% Walk
t8 2-5 0 1-- TOR J. Mayberry J. Morris -7% 82% Single to CF; Velez to 2B
George Bell pinch runs for John Mayberry (1B) batting 4th
t8 2-5 0 12- O TOR W. Upshaw J. Morris 7% 89% Flyball: LF
t8 2-5 1 12- O TOR D. Garcia J. Morris 5% 94% Strikeout
t8 2-5 2 12- O TOR B. Bonnell J. Morris 4% 98% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Tigers 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-2, Blue Jays' Mike Willis facing 6-7-8
Willie Upshaw moves from LF to 1B
George Bell moves from PR to LF
b8 5-2 0 --- DET A. Cowens M. Willis 1% 99% Triple to LF
Roy Lee Jackson replaces Mike Willis pitching
b8 5-2 0 --3 O DET L. Parrish R. Jackson -0% 98% Popfly: 2B
b8 5-2 1 --3 RO DET M. Kelleher R. Jackson 1% 99% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Cowens Scores
b8 6-2 2 --- O DET L. Whitaker R. Jackson -0% 99% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Tigers 6.
Top of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-6, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 8-9-1
t9 2-6 0 --- O TOR D. Ainge J. Morris 1% 100% Flyball: LF
t9 2-6 1 --- O TOR E. Whitt J. Morris 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 2-6 2 --- O TOR A. Griffin J. Morris 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Tigers 6.

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