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@BAL
8
7
 
(10)
KCR
@CLE
6
2
KCR
@CLE
6
8
NYY
@DET
4
5
SEA
@MIN
7
4
CAL
@OAK
6
7
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@TEX
0
3
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@TOR
6
2
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@TOR
2
0
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@CHC
4
3
 
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@CHC
4
6
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@CIN
1
2
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@LAD
5
6
PHI
@NYM
2
5
HOU
@SDP
3
0
Sunday, August 16, 1981, 1:39PM
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 21,077, Time of Game: 2:54
Yankees
4
37-26
 Lost 3 
1st
at Tigers
5
35-29
 Won 3 
4th, 2½ GB
W: Aurelio Lopez (4-1)
L: Ron Davis (2-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  2  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    4  6  2
Tigers          0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  4    5  6  1
Winning Run scored with 1 out

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Randolph 2B 3 1 0 0 2 0 5 .232 .346 .313 .658 -0.094 0.88 0.040 -0.133 -1.5 0 2 GDP
Jerry Mumphrey CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .303 .361 .413 .774 -0.060 0.63 0.006 -0.066 -0.6 4 0 SB
Oscar Gamble DH 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .291 .393 .535 .929 0.093 0.54 0.116 -0.023 0.4
Dave Winfield LF 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .298 .370 .454 .824 -0.006 0.63 0.038 -0.044 -0.5 2 0
Reggie Jackson RF 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .210 .330 .376 .707 0.265 0.93 0.269 -0.004 2.7 1 0 2·2B
Graig Nettles 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .234 .311 .383 .694 -0.066 0.82 0.000 -0.066 -1.1 1 1
Dave Revering 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .226 .309 .329 .638 -0.018 0.48 0.018 -0.036 -0.3 6 0
Barry Foote C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .187 .261 .374 .634 0.007 0.47 0.030 -0.023 0.2 9 0
Bucky Dent SS 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .234 .299 .386 .685 0.038 0.53 0.055 -0.017 0.6 2 1
Dave Righetti P 0 2
   Rudy May P 0 0
   Ron Davis P 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 6 3 7 3 40 .182 .325 .242 .567 0.159 0.66 0.572 -0.412 -0.2 25 6
2B: R Jackson 2 (11, 2 off J Morris).
TB: R Jackson 4; B Foote 2; O Gamble; J Mumphrey.
GIDP: W Randolph (7).
RBI: R Jackson 2 (27); O Gamble (21).
2-out RBI: R Jackson.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
E: G Nettles (6); J Mumphrey (6).
Baserunning
SB: J Mumphrey (10, 2nd base off A Lopez/B Fahey).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Peters LF 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .252 .345 .341 .687 0.015 0.66 0.053 -0.038 0.1 1 0 2B
   Kirk Gibson LF 1 1 1 3 0 0 1 .255 .303 .382 .684 0.811 4.60 0.811 0.000 2.4 0 0 HR
Alan Trammell SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .291 .368 .373 .741 -0.041 0.89 0.014 -0.055 -0.4 4 2
Lynn Jones RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .319 .357 .388 .745 0.128 1.04 0.163 -0.035 1.1 1 0
John Wockenfuss 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .195 .281 .317 .598 -0.163 1.50 0.000 -0.163 -1.4 9 1
Al Cowens CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .268 .332 .377 .709 -0.035 0.79 0.028 -0.062 -0.3 2 0
Lance Parrish DH 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .220 .294 .378 .672 0.138 0.92 0.169 -0.031 1.0 3B
Stan Papi 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .222 .241 .296 .538 -0.155 1.38 0.000 -0.155 -1.2 2 3
   Rick Leach PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .229 .349 .257 .606 0.091 1.77 0.091 0.000 0.6
Bill Fahey C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .256 .275 .282 .557 0.062 1.60 0.141 -0.079 0.3 3 0
   Mick Kelleher PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .300 .302 .602 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Lou Whitaker 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .269 .344 .386 .730 -0.192 1.98 0.000 -0.192 -1.2 4 3
Jack Morris P 1 2
   George Cappuzzello P 0 0
   Aurelio Lopez P 0 1
Team Totals 32 5 6 5 5 8 37 .188 .297 .375 .672 0.659 1.30 1.470 -0.810 1.0 27 12
2B: R Peters (5, off D Righetti).
3B: L Parrish (2, off D Righetti).
HR: K Gibson (4, off R Davis, 9th inn, 2 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: K Gibson 4; L Parrish 3; R Peters 2; L Jones 2; B Fahey.
RBI: K Gibson 3 (14); B Fahey (4); L Jones (17).
2-out RBI: L Jones.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Papi-L Whitaker-J Wockenfuss.
E: S Papi (1).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Righetti 6 4 1 1 3 7 0 1.50 26 64 0.206 1.09 1.8
Rudy May, H (1) 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 4.81 7 0 0 0.053 0.68 0.6
Ron Davis, BS (1), L (2-3) 0.1 2 3 3 1 0 1 2.24 4 1 1 -0.919 3.75 -3.4
Team Totals 8.1 6 5 5 5 8 1 5.40 37 64 1 1 -0.660 1.30 -1.0
R May faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jack Morris 4.2 4 4 4 5 0 0 2.93 23 35 -0.237 0.96 -2.0
George Cappuzzello 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.15 1 1 0 0.018 0.64 0.3
Aurelio Lopez, W (4-1) 4 2 0 0 2 2 0 2.58 16 0 0 0.060 0.26 1.9
Team Totals 9 6 4 4 7 3 0 4.00 40 35 1 0 -0.159 0.66 0.2
Balks: A Lopez (1).
WP: J Morris (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ken Kaiser, 1B - Mark Johnson, 2B - Bill Haller, 3B - Dan Morrison.
Time of Game: 2:54.
Attendance: 21,077.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-4 1 12- RRR DET K. Gibson R. Davis 81% 100% Home Run; Leach Scores; Kelleher Scores
b9 1-4 0 12- R DET B. Fahey R. Davis 14% 31% Single to RF; Parrish Scores; Leach to 2B
t2 0-0 0 1-- R NYY R. Jackson J. Morris -13% 33% Double (CF-RF); Winfield Scores
b9 2-4 0 12- O DET L. Whitaker R. Davis -12% 19% Foul Flyball: LF
b3 0-2 2 12- R DET L. Jones D. Righetti 12% 43% Single to RF; Peters Scores; Trammell 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 Morris facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYY W. Randolph J. Morris 2% 52% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYY J. Mumphrey J. Morris 1% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYY O. Gamble J. Morris 1% 55% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O DET R. Peters D. Righetti -2% 52% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O DET A. Trammell D. Righetti -1% 51% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- O DET L. Jones D. Righetti -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- NYY D. Winfield J. Morris -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- R NYY R. Jackson J. Morris -13% 33% Double (CF-RF); Winfield Scores
t2 1-0 0 -2- O NYY G. Nettles J. Morris 1% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B; Jackson to 3B
t2 1-0 1 --3 R NYY D. Revering J. Morris -4% 31% Wild Pitch; Jackson Scores
t2 2-0 1 --- NYY D. Revering J. Morris -2% 29% Walk
t2 2-0 1 1-- NYY B. Foote J. Morris -3% 26% Single to CF; Revering to 2B
t2 2-0 1 12- NYY B. Dent J. Morris -4% 22% Walk; Revering to 3B; Foote to 2B
t2 2-0 1 123 OO NYY W. Randolph J. Morris 11% 33% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O DET J. Wockenfuss D. Righetti -2% 30% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-2 1 --- DET A. Cowens D. Righetti 3% 33% Walk
b2 0-2 1 1-- O DET L. Parrish D. Righetti -3% 30% Flyball: 3B
b2 0-2 2 1-- O DET S. Papi D. Righetti -2% 28% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- O NYY J. Mumphrey J. Morris 2% 29% Groundout: P-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- NYY O. Gamble J. Morris -2% 27% Walk
t3 2-0 1 1-- O NYY D. Winfield J. Morris 2% 30% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t3 2-0 2 1-- NYY R. Jackson J. Morris -1% 28% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Winfield to 2B
t3 2-0 2 12- O NYY G. Nettles J. Morris 3% 31% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Yankees 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O DET B. Fahey D. Righetti -3% 29% Flyball: CF
b3 0-2 1 --- O DET L. Whitaker D. Righetti -2% 27% Strikeout
b3 0-2 2 --- DET R. Peters D. Righetti 2% 29% Double to RF
b3 0-2 2 -2- DET A. Trammell D. Righetti 1% 31% Walk
b3 0-2 2 12- R DET L. Jones D. Righetti 12% 43% Single to RF; Peters Scores; Trammell to 3B
b3 1-2 2 1-3 O DET J. Wockenfuss D. Righetti -6% 37% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 2, Tigers 1.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 7-8-9
t4 2-1 0 --- O NYY D. Revering J. Morris 2% 39% Flyball: CF
t4 2-1 1 --- O NYY B. Foote J. Morris 2% 41% Popfly: 3B
t4 2-1 2 --- O NYY B. Dent J. Morris 1% 42% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 2, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 5-6-7
b4 1-2 0 --- O DET A. Cowens D. Righetti -3% 39% Strikeout
b4 1-2 1 --- DET L. Parrish D. Righetti 10% 48% Triple to RF
b4 1-2 1 --3 O DET S. Papi D. Righetti -10% 38% Fielder's Choice 2B; Parrish out at Hm/2B-C
b4 1-2 2 1-- O DET B. Fahey D. Righetti -3% 35% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Tigers 1.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 1-2-3
t5 2-1 0 --- NYY W. Randolph J. Morris -4% 32% Walk
t5 2-1 0 1-- O NYY J. Mumphrey J. Morris 2% 33% Groundout: 1B-P; Randolph to 2B
t5 2-1 1 -2- R NYY O. Gamble J. Morris -10% 23% Single (CF-RF); Randolph Scores
t5 3-1 1 1-- O NYY D. Winfield J. Morris 1% 25% Groundout: 3B-1B; Gamble to 2B
t5 3-1 2 -2- R NYY R. Jackson J. Morris -9% 16% Double to RF; Gamble Scores
George Cappuzzello replaces Jack Morris pitching
t5 4-1 2 -2- O NYY G. Nettles G. Cappuzzello 2% 17% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 4, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-4, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 9-1-2
b5 1-4 0 --- O DET L. Whitaker D. Righetti -2% 15% Flyball: LF
b5 1-4 1 --- DET R. Peters D. Righetti 3% 18% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b5 1-4 1 1-- O DET A. Trammell D. Righetti -3% 15% Strikeout
b5 1-4 2 1-- DET L. Jones D. Righetti 4% 19% Single to CF; Peters to 3B/Adv on E8; Jones to 2B
b5 1-4 2 -23 O DET J. Wockenfuss D. Righetti -6% 12% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 4, Tigers 1.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-1, Tigers' Aurelio Lopez facing 7-8-9
Aurelio Lopez replaces George Cappuzzello pitching
t6 4-1 0 --- O NYY D. Revering A. Lopez 1% 13% Foul Flyball: 3B
t6 4-1 1 --- O NYY B. Foote A. Lopez 1% 14% Foul Flyball: LF
t6 4-1 2 --- NYY B. Dent A. Lopez -1% 14% Walk
t6 4-1 2 1-- NYY W. Randolph A. Lopez -1% 13% Balk; Dent to 2B
t6 4-1 2 -2- NYY W. Randolph A. Lopez -0% 13% Walk
t6 4-1 2 12- O NYY J. Mumphrey A. Lopez 2% 15% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 4, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-4, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 5-6-7
b6 1-4 0 --- O DET A. Cowens D. Righetti -3% 12% Strikeout
b6 1-4 1 --- DET L. Parrish D. Righetti 3% 15% Walk
b6 1-4 1 1-- O DET S. Papi D. Righetti -3% 12% Strikeout
b6 1-4 2 1-- O DET B. Fahey D. Righetti -2% 10% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 4, Tigers 1.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-1, Tigers' Aurelio Lopez facing 3-4-5
t7 4-1 0 --- O NYY O. Gamble A. Lopez 1% 10% Groundout: P-1B
t7 4-1 1 --- O NYY D. Winfield A. Lopez 1% 11% Popfly: SS
t7 4-1 2 --- O NYY R. Jackson A. Lopez 0% 11% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 4, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-4, Yankees' Rudy May facing 9-1-2
Rudy May replaces Dave Righetti pitching
b7 1-4 0 --- O DET L. Whitaker R. May -3% 9% Flyball: 1B
b7 1-4 1 --- O DET R. Peters R. May -2% 7% Strikeout
b7 1-4 2 --- O DET A. Trammell R. May -1% 6% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 4, Tigers 1.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-1, Tigers' Aurelio Lopez facing 6-7-8
Kirk Gibson replaces Rick Peters playing LF batting 1st
t8 4-1 0 --- O NYY G. Nettles A. Lopez 1% 7% Flyball: CF
t8 4-1 1 --- O NYY D. Revering A. Lopez 0% 7% Foul Flyball: 1B
t8 4-1 2 --- NYY B. Foote A. Lopez -0% 7% Single to RF
t8 4-1 2 1-- O NYY B. Dent A. Lopez 1% 8% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 4, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-4, Yankees' Rudy May facing 3-4-5
b8 1-4 0 --- O DET L. Jones R. May -2% 5% Flyball: CF
b8 1-4 1 --- O DET J. Wockenfuss R. May -1% 4% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 1-4 2 --- O DET A. Cowens R. May -1% 3% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 4, Tigers 1.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-1, Tigers' Aurelio Lopez facing 1-2-3
t9 4-1 0 --- O NYY W. Randolph A. Lopez 0% 3% Flyball: RF
t9 4-1 1 --- NYY J. Mumphrey A. Lopez -0% 3% Single to CF
t9 4-1 1 1-- NYY O. Gamble A. Lopez -0% 3% Mumphrey Steals 2B
t9 4-1 1 -2- O NYY O. Gamble A. Lopez 0% 3% Strikeout
t9 4-1 2 -2- O NYY D. Winfield A. Lopez 1% 4% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 4, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-4, Yankees' Rudy May facing 6-7-8
b9 1-4 0 --- DET L. Parrish R. May 4% 8% Walk
Ron Davis replaces Rudy May pitching
Rick Leach pinch hits for Stan Papi (3B) batting 7th
b9 1-4 0 1-- DET R. Leach R. Davis 9% 17% Walk; Parrish to 2B
b9 1-4 0 12- R DET B. Fahey R. Davis 14% 31% Single to RF; Parrish Scores; Leach to 2B
Mick Kelleher pinch runs for Bill Fahey (C) batting 8th
b9 2-4 0 12- O DET L. Whitaker R. Davis -12% 19% Foul Flyball: LF
b9 2-4 1 12- RRR DET K. Gibson R. Davis 81% 100% Home Run; Leach Scores; Kelleher Scores
4 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 4, Tigers 5.

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