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Standings
CAL
@BAL
3
5
OAK
@BOS
3
5
SEA
@CLE
3
1
TEX
@DET
4
8
MIN
@MIL
1
6
KCR
@NYY
4
5
 
(11)
CHW
@TOR
6
5
CIN
@CHC
10
7
PHI
@LAD
2
3
 
(10)
ATL
@PIT
1
6
MON
@SDP
6
2
NYM
@SFG
4
3
 
(10)
HOU
@STL
4
3
 
(11)
Wednesday, May 20, 1981,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 9,757, Time of Game: 2:19
Rangers
4
19-16
 Lost 2 
3rd, 3½ GB
at Tigers
8
18-18
 Won 2 
6th, 5½ GB
W: Jack Morris (5-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  0   3  0  0   0  1  0    4  5  1
Tigers          0  1  0   1  0  2   4  0  X    8 10  1

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bump Wills 2B 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .293 .331 .393 .724 -0.065 0.66 0.012 -0.077 -0.7 3 5
Mickey Rivers CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .298 .327 .340 .667 -0.003 0.59 0.032 -0.035 -0.2 2 0
Al Oliver DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .290 .320 .386 .706 0.029 0.79 0.062 -0.033 0.6
Buddy Bell 3B 3 1 1 4 0 0 4 .293 .349 .440 .788 0.252 1.22 0.305 -0.053 2.1 0 3 HR,SF
Johnny Grubb RF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .279 .367 .433 .799 0.008 0.47 0.032 -0.024 0.0 2 0
Pat Putnam 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .286 .331 .491 .822 -0.017 0.63 0.026 -0.044 -0.2 9 0
Leon Roberts LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .292 .352 .431 .783 -0.105 1.09 0.000 -0.105 -1.1 2 0
Jim Sundberg C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .245 .352 .349 .701 -0.030 0.83 0.032 -0.062 -0.2 2 1
Mario Mendoza SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .268 .298 .299 .597 -0.082 1.16 0.000 -0.082 -0.7 2 1 GDP
   Dan Duran PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .143 .200 .143 .343 -0.020 0.79 0.000 -0.020 -0.1
   Mark Wagner SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .429 .714 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
   Bill Stein PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .514 .528 .600 1.128 0.006 0.15 0.006 0.000 0.3
Fergie Jenkins P 0 0
   Steve Comer P 0 0
Team Totals 31 4 5 4 5 2 37 .161 .270 .258 .528 -0.027 0.79 0.507 -0.535 -0.2 24 10
HR: B Bell (4, off J Morris, 4th inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: B Bell (2, off J Morris).
TB: B Bell 4; A Oliver; J Sundberg; M Rivers; B Stein.
GIDP: M Mendoza (5).
RBI: B Bell 4 (21).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Wills-M Mendoza-P Putnam; B Wills-M Wagner.
E: P Putnam (3).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Peters DH 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .271 .358 .364 .722 0.039 0.79 0.107 -0.068 0.6 CS
Alan Trammell SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .237 .305 .288 .593 -0.019 1.14 0.065 -0.083 -0.7 1 4
Steve Kemp LF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .303 .377 .439 .817 -0.116 1.36 0.002 -0.118 -0.8 3 0 GDP,IW
Richie Hebner 1B 3 2 1 2 1 0 4 .189 .271 .295 .566 0.057 1.53 0.134 -0.078 1.7 12 1 2B
Champ Summers RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .283 .415 .434 .849 -0.006 1.04 0.048 -0.054 -0.1 3 0 IW
   Lynn Jones RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .293 .306 .598 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Lance Parrish C 2 1 2 3 2 0 4 .246 .286 .405 .690 0.222 1.38 0.222 0.000 3.5 2 0 HR,2B
Al Cowens CF 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .297 .349 .406 .755 0.251 2.02 0.318 -0.067 -0.2 5 0
Tom Brookens 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .280 .296 .340 .636 0.045 1.18 0.118 -0.073 0.2 0 3
Lou Whitaker 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .281 .349 .386 .735 0.000 0.92 0.067 -0.067 0.1 0 4
Jack Morris P 1 0
Team Totals 31 8 10 8 6 2 37 .323 .432 .484 .916 0.473 1.23 1.081 -0.608 4.3 27 12
2B: R Hebner (5, off F Jenkins); L Parrish (6, off S Comer).
HR: L Parrish (4, off F Jenkins, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
IBB: S Kemp (1, by F Jenkins); C Summers (2, by F Jenkins).
TB: L Parrish 6; R Peters 2; R Hebner 2; A Cowens; L Whitaker; C Summers; A Trammell; T Brookens.
GIDP: S Kemp (6).
RBI: L Parrish 3 (16); A Cowens 2 (8); R Hebner 2 (10); T Brookens (8).
2-out RBI: A Cowens 2; L Parrish; T Brookens.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Whitaker-A Trammell-R Hebner.
E: C Summers (1).
Baserunning
CS: R Peters (6, 2nd base by F Jenkins/J Sundberg).
Pickoffs: R Peters (1st base by F Jenkins).

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Fergie Jenkins, L (2-3) 6.1 9 8 8 6 2 1 6.52 32 19 -0.457 1.38 -4.3
Steve Comer 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.64 5 3 2 -0.016 0.18 0.0
Team Totals 8 10 8 8 6 2 1 9.00 37 19 3 2 -0.473 1.23 -4.3

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jack Morris, W (5-3) 9 5 4 3 5 2 1 3.07 37 60 0.027 0.79 0.2
Team Totals 9 5 4 3 5 2 1 3.00 37 60 0.027 0.79 0.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: F Jenkins 2 (3; S Kemp, C Summers).
Pickoffs: F Jenkins (0; R Peters, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Jim McKean, 2B - Rich Garcia, 3B - Greg Kosc.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: 9,757.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Texas Rangers         Detroit Tigers
1 Bump Wills 2B 1 Rick Peters DH
2 Mickey Rivers CF 2 Alan Trammell SS
3 Al Oliver DH 3 Steve Kemp LF
4 Buddy Bell 3B 4 Richie Hebner 1B
5 Johnny Grubb RF 5 Champ Summers RF
6 Pat Putnam 1B 6 Lance Parrish C
7 Leon Roberts LF 7 Al Cowens CF
8 Jim Sundberg C 8 Tom Brookens 3B
9 Mario Mendoza SS 9 Lou Whitaker 2B
Fergie Jenkins P Jack Morris P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 2-3 2 123 RR DET A. Cowens F. Jenkins 32% 74% Single to LF; Trammell Scores; Summers Scores; Parrish to 2B
t4 0-1 1 12- RRR TEX B. Bell J. Morris -31% 27% Home Run; Rivers Scores; Oliver Scores
b4 1-3 2 --- R DET L. Parrish F. Jenkins 12% 37% Home Run
b2 0-0 2 12- R DET T. Brookens F. Jenkins 12% 66% Single to LF; Hebner Scores; Parrish to 3B
b7 4-3 1 123 RR DET R. Hebner F. Jenkins 10% 97% Double to RF; Whitaker Scores; Peters Scores; Kemp to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O TEX B. Wills J. Morris 2% 52% Groundout: 1B-P
t1 0-0 1 --- O TEX M. Rivers J. Morris 1% 54% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- O TEX A. Oliver J. Morris 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- DET R. Peters F. Jenkins 4% 58% Single to RF
b1 0-0 0 1-- O DET A. Trammell F. Jenkins -3% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-0 1 1-- OO DET S. Kemp F. Jenkins -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O TEX B. Bell J. Morris 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- O TEX J. Grubb J. Morris 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- O TEX P. Putnam J. Morris 1% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- DET R. Hebner F. Jenkins 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- O DET C. Summers F. Jenkins -3% 55% Flyball: SS
b2 0-0 1 1-- DET L. Parrish F. Jenkins 4% 59% Walk; Hebner to 2B
b2 0-0 1 12- O DET A. Cowens F. Jenkins -5% 54% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 12- R DET T. Brookens F. Jenkins 12% 66% Single to LF; Hebner Scores; Parrish to 3B
b2 1-0 2 1-3 O DET L. Whitaker F. Jenkins -4% 62% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- O TEX L. Roberts J. Morris 3% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- TEX J. Sundberg J. Morris -3% 62% Single to SS
t3 0-1 1 1-- OO TEX M. Mendoza J. Morris 6% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- DET R. Peters F. Jenkins 3% 71% Walk
b3 1-0 0 1-- O DET A. Trammell F. Jenkins -5% 65% Peters Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b3 1-0 1 --- O DET A. Trammell F. Jenkins -1% 64% Flyball: RF
b3 1-0 2 --- O DET S. Kemp F. Jenkins -1% 63% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 1-2-3
t4 0-1 0 --- O TEX B. Wills J. Morris 3% 66% Foul Flyball: LF
t4 0-1 1 --- TEX M. Rivers J. Morris -3% 63% Single to 2B
t4 0-1 1 1-- TEX A. Oliver J. Morris -5% 58% Single to LF; Rivers to 2B
t4 0-1 1 12- RRR TEX B. Bell J. Morris -31% 27% Home Run; Rivers Scores; Oliver Scores
t4 3-1 1 --- TEX J. Grubb J. Morris -2% 26% Walk
t4 3-1 1 1-- TEX P. Putnam J. Morris -3% 23% Walk; Grubb to 2B
t4 3-1 1 12- O TEX L. Roberts J. Morris 3% 26% Flyball: RF
t4 3-1 2 12- O TEX J. Sundberg J. Morris 3% 29% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 3, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-3, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 4-5-6
b4 1-3 0 --- O DET R. Hebner F. Jenkins -3% 27% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-3 1 --- O DET C. Summers F. Jenkins -2% 25% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-3 2 --- R DET L. Parrish F. Jenkins 12% 37% Home Run
b4 2-3 2 --- O DET A. Cowens F. Jenkins -1% 35% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Tigers 2.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 9-1-2
t5 3-2 0 --- O TEX M. Mendoza J. Morris 2% 38% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 3-2 1 --- O TEX B. Wills J. Morris 2% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 3-2 2 --- O TEX M. Rivers J. Morris 1% 40% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 8-9-1
b5 2-3 0 --- O DET T. Brookens F. Jenkins -3% 37% Flyball: LF
b5 2-3 1 --- O DET L. Whitaker F. Jenkins -2% 35% Strikeout
b5 2-3 2 --- O DET R. Peters F. Jenkins -2% 33% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Tigers 2.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 3-4-5
t6 3-2 0 --- O TEX A. Oliver J. Morris 2% 35% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 3-2 1 --- O TEX B. Bell J. Morris 2% 37% Flyball: RF
t6 3-2 2 --- TEX J. Grubb J. Morris -1% 36% Walk
t6 3-2 2 1-- O TEX P. Putnam J. Morris 2% 38% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 3, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 2-3-4
b6 2-3 0 --- DET A. Trammell F. Jenkins 6% 45% Single to LF
b6 2-3 0 1-- O DET S. Kemp F. Jenkins -6% 39% Flyball: LF
b6 2-3 1 1-- O DET R. Hebner F. Jenkins -5% 34% Flyball: CF
b6 2-3 2 1-- DET C. Summers F. Jenkins 5% 38% Single to CF; Trammell to 3B
b6 2-3 2 1-3 DET L. Parrish F. Jenkins 4% 42% Walk; Summers to 2B
b6 2-3 2 123 RR DET A. Cowens F. Jenkins 32% 74% Single to LF; Trammell Scores; Summers Scores; Parrish to 2B
b6 4-3 2 12- O DET T. Brookens F. Jenkins -4% 70% Popfly: 1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 3, Tigers 4.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 3-4, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 7-8-9
t7 3-4 0 --- O TEX L. Roberts J. Morris 4% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 3-4 1 --- O TEX J. Sundberg J. Morris 3% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
Dan Duran pinch hits for Mario Mendoza (SS) batting 9th
t7 3-4 2 --- O TEX D. Duran J. Morris 2% 80% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-3, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 9-1-2
Mark Wagner replaces Dan Duran (PH) playing SS batting 9th
b7 4-3 0 --- DET L. Whitaker F. Jenkins 3% 82% Single to SS
b7 4-3 0 1-- DET R. Peters F. Jenkins 4% 86% Single to 3B; Whitaker to 2B
b7 4-3 0 12- DET A. Trammell F. Jenkins 4% 90% Peters Picked off 1B, safe on E3; Whitaker to 3B; Peters to 2B
b7 4-3 0 -23 O DET A. Trammell F. Jenkins -4% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 4-3 1 -23 DET S. Kemp F. Jenkins 0% 87% Intentional Walk
b7 4-3 1 123 RR DET R. Hebner F. Jenkins 10% 97% Double to RF; Whitaker Scores; Peters Scores; Kemp to 3B
b7 6-3 1 -23 DET C. Summers F. Jenkins 0% 97% Intentional Walk
Steve Comer replaces Fergie Jenkins pitching
b7 6-3 1 123 RR DET L. Parrish S. Comer 3% 99% Double to LF; Kemp Scores; Hebner Scores; Summers to 3B
b7 8-3 1 -23 OO DET A. Cowens S. Comer -1% 99% Double Play: Flyball: 2B-SS
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rangers 3, Tigers 8.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 3-8, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 1-2-3
t8 3-8 0 --- TEX B. Wills J. Morris -1% 97% Walk
t8 3-8 0 1-- O TEX M. Rivers J. Morris 1% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Wills to 2B
t8 3-8 1 -2- TEX A. Oliver J. Morris -1% 97% Reached on E9 (Fly Ball); Wills to 3B
t8 3-8 1 1-3 RO TEX B. Bell J. Morris 1% 98% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Wills Scores/unER
t8 4-8 2 1-- O TEX J. Grubb J. Morris 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Tigers 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 8-4, Rangers' Steve Comer facing 8-9-1
b8 8-4 0 --- O DET T. Brookens S. Comer -0% 99% Lineout: 1B
b8 8-4 1 --- O DET L. Whitaker S. Comer -0% 99% Flyball: SS
b8 8-4 2 --- O DET R. Peters S. Comer -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Tigers 8.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 4-8, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 6-7-8
Lynn Jones replaces Champ Summers playing RF batting 5th
t9 4-8 0 --- O TEX P. Putnam J. Morris 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 4-8 1 --- O TEX L. Roberts J. Morris 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t9 4-8 2 --- TEX J. Sundberg J. Morris -0% 100% Walk
Bill Stein pinch hits for Mark Wagner (SS) batting 9th
t9 4-8 2 1-- TEX B. Stein J. Morris -1% 99% Single to RF; Sundberg to 3B
t9 4-8 2 1-3 O TEX B. Wills J. Morris 1% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 4, Tigers 8.

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