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TEX
@CAL
3
4
CHW
@MIN
8
5
CHW
@MIN
5
9
DET
@NYY
2
3
DET
@NYY
3
5
KCR
@OAK
4
2
KCR
@OAK
3
9
MIL
@SEA
3
4
 
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CLE
@TOR
2
0
CLE
@TOR
1
3
SFG
@ATL
7
9
PHI
@CHC
6
5
LAD
@CIN
6
7
SDP
@HOU
6
2
STL
@MON
5
4
STL
@MON
4
2
Sunday, July 2, 1978,
, Yankee Stadium II
Attendance: 51,327, Time of Game: 2:24
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Tigers
3
37-40
 Lost 2 
5th, 15½ GB
at Yankees
5
45-33
 Won 2 
3rd, 8 GB
W: Rich Gossage (4-7)
L: Jim Slaton (8-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   1  1  0   0  0  1    3 12  0
Yankees         0  0  3   0  0  0   0  0  2    5  6  0
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron LeFlore CF 4 1 0 0 1 2 .264 .681 0.106 2.02 0.226 -0.120 0.1 5 0 SB
Mark Wagner SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 .245 .563 -0.050 0.92 0.024 -0.075 -0.5 4 0
   Phil Mankowski PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .301 .777 -0.189 5.75 0.000 -0.189 -0.8
   Alan Trammell SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .630 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rusty Staub DH 4 0 2 2 0 0 .295 .798 0.103 2.33 0.158 -0.056 0.7 2B,SF
Jason Thompson 1B 4 1 2 0 1 0 .302 .898 -0.074 1.97 0.088 -0.162 0.2 7 1 2B
Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 3 0 2 0 1 1 .278 .756 0.004 1.87 0.123 -0.119 -0.1 0 1
Mickey Stanley RF 4 0 2 1 0 1 .233 .638 -0.048 1.88 0.065 -0.113 0.2 0 0 2B
John Wockenfuss LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .639 -0.126 1.45 0.000 -0.126 -0.8 3 0
Milt May C 3 0 1 0 1 0 .273 .747 0.094 1.47 0.136 -0.042 0.3 3 2
   Lou Whitaker PR-2B 0 1 0 0 0 0 .301 .695 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Steve Dillard 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .570 -0.116 1.63 0.049 -0.165 -1.0 3 3 GDP
   Steve Kemp PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .272 .770 0.165 4.64 0.165 0.000 0.6
   Lance Parrish C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .639 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Jim Slaton P 0 1
Team Totals 35 3 12 3 4 6 .343 .829 -0.131 1.93 1.034 -1.167 -1.1 26 9
2B: R Staub (17, off D Rajsich); M Stanley (3, off D Rajsich); J Thompson (15, off D Rajsich).
SF: R Staub (6, off R Gossage).
TB: J Thompson 3; R Staub 3; M Stanley 3; A Rodriguez 2; S Kemp; M May; M Wagner; S Dillard.
GIDP: S Dillard (4).
RBI: R Staub 2 (59); M Stanley (4).
2-out RBI: R Staub.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Baserunning
SB: R LeFlore (27, 2nd base off D Rajsich/M Heath).

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mickey Rivers CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .681 -0.077 0.81 0.000 -0.077 -0.9 0 1
Jay Johnstone RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .191 .495 -0.018 0.70 0.030 -0.047 -0.3 2 0
   Paul Blair RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .610 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Graig Nettles 3B 3 1 1 3 1 1 .241 .755 0.224 1.31 0.293 -0.069 2.4 1 3 HR
Chris Chambliss 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .745 -0.078 0.78 0.000 -0.078 -0.5 8 1
Reggie Jackson DH 3 1 1 0 1 0 .272 .809 -0.026 0.88 0.050 -0.076 -0.5 CS
Gary Thomasson LF 3 1 1 2 1 0 .229 .687 0.402 0.95 0.459 -0.057 1.4 3 1 HR,CS
Damaso Garcia 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .214 .472 -0.026 0.35 0.000 -0.026 -0.3 4 2
Mike Heath C 3 0 1 0 0 1 .308 .742 0.008 0.76 0.040 -0.032 -0.1 8 0
Fred Stanley SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 .276 .737 -0.039 0.87 0.013 -0.052 -0.2 0 5
Dave Rajsich P 0 1
   Sparky Lyle P 1 0
   Rich Gossage P 0 0
Team Totals 30 5 6 5 3 3 .200 .673 0.370 0.84 0.885 -0.514 1.0 27 14
HR: G Nettles (14, off J Slaton; 3rd inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF); G Thomasson (7, off J Slaton; 9th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: G Thomasson 4; G Nettles 4; J Johnstone; M Heath; R Jackson; F Stanley.
RBI: G Nettles 3 (37); G Thomasson 2 (29).
2-out RBI: G Nettles 3; G Thomasson 2.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 1 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Nettles-D Garcia-C Chambliss.
Outfield Assists: M Rivers (A Rodriguez at 3rd base); G Thomasson (R Staub at home plate).
Baserunning
CS: G Thomasson (2, 2nd base by J Slaton/M May); R Jackson (9, 2nd base by J Slaton/M May).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Slaton, L (8-5) 8.2 6 5 5 3 3 2 4.81 33 52 -0.369 0.84 -1.0
Team Totals 8.2 6 5 5 3 3 2 5.19 33 52 -0.369 0.84 -1.0

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Rajsich 4.2 7 2 2 3 4 0 3.86 22 43 0.005 1.25 -0.1
Sparky Lyle 3.1 4 1 1 0 1 0 3.34 13 2 0 0.231 1.72 1.4
Rich Gossage, BS (6), W (4-7) 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.09 5 1 1 -0.105 5.64 -0.2
Team Totals 9 12 3 3 4 6 0 3.00 40 43 3 1 0.131 1.93 1.1
S Lyle faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ken Kaiser, 1B - Mike Reilly, 2B - Bill Haller, 3B - Lou DiMuro.
Time of Game: 2:24.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: No Precipitation.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 3-3 2 1-- RR NYY G. Thomasson J. Slaton 44% 100% Home Run; Jackson Scores
b3 0-0 2 1-3 RRR NYY G. Nettles J. Slaton 28% 84% Home Run; Stanley Scores; Johnstone Scores
t9 2-3 0 12- DET R. LeFlore R. Gossage -21% 36% Walk; Whitaker to 3B; Kemp to 2B
t9 2-3 0 123 O DET P. Mankowski R. Gossage 19% 55% Strikeout
t9 2-3 0 1-- DET S. Kemp R. Gossage -17% 57% Single to LF; Whitaker to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Dave Rajsich facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET R. LeFlore D. Rajsich 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O DET M. Wagner D. Rajsich 1% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- DET R. Staub D. Rajsich -1% 52% Single to CF
t1 0-0 2 1-- DET J. Thompson D. Rajsich -4% 49% Double to LF; Staub to 3B
t1 0-0 2 -23 O DET A. Rodriguez D. Rajsich 6% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jim Slaton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYY M. Rivers J. Slaton -2% 52% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYY J. Johnstone J. Slaton -1% 51% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- NYY G. Nettles J. Slaton 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O NYY C. Chambliss J. Slaton -2% 50% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Dave Rajsich facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- DET M. Stanley D. Rajsich -7% 43% Double to RF
t2 0-0 0 -2- O DET J. Wockenfuss D. Rajsich 1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B; Stanley to 3B
t2 0-0 1 --3 DET M. May D. Rajsich -2% 43% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-3 OO DET S. Dillard D. Rajsich 12% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jim Slaton facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O NYY R. Jackson J. Slaton -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O NYY G. Thomasson J. Slaton -2% 51% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 2 --- O NYY D. Garcia J. Slaton -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Dave Rajsich facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- O DET R. LeFlore D. Rajsich 2% 52% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- O DET M. Wagner D. Rajsich 2% 54% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 --- O DET R. Staub D. Rajsich 1% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jim Slaton facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- NYY M. Heath J. Slaton 4% 59% Single to RF
b3 0-0 0 1-- O NYY F. Stanley J. Slaton -4% 56% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-0 1 1-- O NYY M. Rivers J. Slaton -3% 53% Foul Flyball: 1B
b3 0-0 2 1-- NYY J. Johnstone J. Slaton 3% 56% Single to RF; Stanley to 3B
b3 0-0 2 1-3 RRR NYY G. Nettles J. Slaton 28% 84% Home Run; Stanley Scores; Johnstone Scores
b3 3-0 2 --- O NYY C. Chambliss J. Slaton -0% 83% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Yankees 3.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Yankees' Dave Rajsich facing 4-5-6
t4 0-3 0 --- DET J. Thompson D. Rajsich -4% 79% Single to LF
t4 0-3 0 1-- DET A. Rodriguez D. Rajsich -6% 73% Walk; Thompson to 2B
t4 0-3 0 12- RO DET M. Stanley D. Rajsich 1% 74% Single to CF; Thompson Scores; Rodriguez out at 3B/CF-3B
t4 1-3 1 1-- O DET J. Wockenfuss D. Rajsich 3% 77% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t4 1-3 2 1-- O DET M. May D. Rajsich 3% 80% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Yankees 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-1, Tigers' Jim Slaton facing 5-6-7
b4 3-1 0 --- NYY R. Jackson J. Slaton 2% 82% Walk
b4 3-1 0 1-- O NYY G. Thomasson J. Slaton -4% 78% Jackson Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b4 3-1 1 --- O NYY G. Thomasson J. Slaton -1% 77% Flyball: CF
b4 3-1 2 --- O NYY D. Garcia J. Slaton -1% 77% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Yankees 3.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-3, Yankees' Dave Rajsich facing 9-1-2
t5 1-3 0 --- DET S. Dillard D. Rajsich -5% 72% Single to SS
t5 1-3 0 1-- O DET R. LeFlore D. Rajsich 4% 76% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t5 1-3 1 1-- DET M. Wagner D. Rajsich -2% 75% LeFlore Steals 2B
t5 1-3 1 -2- O DET M. Wagner D. Rajsich 4% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-3 2 -2- R DET R. Staub D. Rajsich -12% 67% Double to RF; LeFlore Scores
t5 2-3 2 -2- DET J. Thompson D. Rajsich -1% 66% Walk
Sparky Lyle replaces Dave Rajsich pitching
t5 2-3 2 12- O DET A. Rodriguez S. Lyle 6% 72% Single to LF; Staub out at Hm/LF-C; Thompson to 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Yankees 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Jim Slaton facing 8-9-1
b5 3-2 0 --- O NYY M. Heath J. Slaton -2% 70% Strikeout
b5 3-2 1 --- O NYY F. Stanley J. Slaton -1% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 3-2 2 --- O NYY M. Rivers J. Slaton -1% 67% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Yankees 3.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Yankees' Sparky Lyle facing 6-7-8
t6 2-3 0 --- O DET M. Stanley S. Lyle 4% 71% Flyball: RF
t6 2-3 1 --- O DET J. Wockenfuss S. Lyle 2% 73% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 2-3 2 --- O DET M. May S. Lyle 2% 75% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Yankees 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Jim Slaton facing 2-3-4
b6 3-2 0 --- O NYY J. Johnstone J. Slaton -2% 73% Foul Flyball: C
b6 3-2 1 --- O NYY G. Nettles J. Slaton -1% 72% Popfly: 1B
b6 3-2 2 --- O NYY C. Chambliss J. Slaton -1% 71% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Yankees 3.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Yankees' Sparky Lyle facing 9-1-2
t7 2-3 0 --- O DET S. Dillard S. Lyle 4% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-3 1 --- O DET R. LeFlore S. Lyle 3% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-3 2 --- DET M. Wagner S. Lyle -2% 75% Single to CF
t7 2-3 2 1-- O DET R. Staub S. Lyle 4% 80% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Yankees 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Jim Slaton facing 5-6-7
b7 3-2 0 --- O NYY R. Jackson J. Slaton -2% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 3-2 1 --- NYY G. Thomasson J. Slaton 2% 80% Walk
b7 3-2 1 1-- O NYY D. Garcia J. Slaton -3% 77% Thomasson Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b7 3-2 2 --- O NYY D. Garcia J. Slaton -1% 76% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Yankees 3.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Yankees' Sparky Lyle facing 4-5-6
t8 2-3 0 --- O DET J. Thompson S. Lyle 5% 81% Flyball: LF
t8 2-3 1 --- DET A. Rodriguez S. Lyle -6% 75% Single to RF
t8 2-3 1 1-- O DET M. Stanley S. Lyle 7% 82% Strikeout
t8 2-3 2 1-- O DET J. Wockenfuss S. Lyle 6% 88% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Yankees 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Jim Slaton facing 8-9-1
b8 3-2 0 --- O NYY M. Heath J. Slaton -1% 86% Lineout: 2B
b8 3-2 1 --- NYY F. Stanley J. Slaton 1% 88% Single to CF
b8 3-2 1 1-- O NYY M. Rivers J. Slaton -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b8 3-2 2 1-- O NYY J. Johnstone J. Slaton -1% 85% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Yankees 3.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Yankees' Sparky Lyle facing 8-9-1
Paul Blair replaces Jay Johnstone playing RF batting 2nd
t9 2-3 0 --- DET M. May S. Lyle -11% 73% Single to CF
Rich Gossage replaces Sparky Lyle pitching
Steve Kemp pinch hits for Steve Dillard (2B) batting 9th
Lou Whitaker pinch runs for Milt May (C) batting 8th
t9 2-3 0 1-- DET S. Kemp R. Gossage -17% 57% Single to LF; Whitaker to 2B
t9 2-3 0 12- DET R. LeFlore R. Gossage -21% 36% Walk; Whitaker to 3B; Kemp to 2B
Phil Mankowski pinch hits for Mark Wagner (SS) batting 2nd
t9 2-3 0 123 O DET P. Mankowski R. Gossage 19% 55% Strikeout
t9 2-3 1 123 RO DET R. Staub R. Gossage -3% 52% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Whitaker Scores
t9 3-3 2 12- O DET J. Thompson R. Gossage 11% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Yankees 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Tied 3-3, Tigers' Jim Slaton facing 3-4-5
Lance Parrish replaces Steve Kemp (PH) playing C batting 9th
Lou Whitaker moves from PR to 2B
Alan Trammell replaces Phil Mankowski (PH) playing SS batting 2nd
b9 3-3 0 --- O NYY G. Nettles J. Slaton -5% 57% Strikeout
b9 3-3 1 --- O NYY C. Chambliss J. Slaton -4% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 3-3 2 --- NYY R. Jackson J. Slaton 3% 56% Single to LF
b9 3-3 2 1-- RR NYY G. Thomasson J. Slaton 44% 100% Home Run; Jackson Scores
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Yankees 5.

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