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TEX
@CLE
8
3
KCR
@DET
5
3
KCR
@DET
3
4
BOS
@MIL
3
5
CAL
@MIN
1
4
BAL
@NYY
1
0
OAK
@SEA
0
1
CHW
@TOR
8
5
STL
@CHC
2
4
SDP
@CIN
6
4
ATL
@HOU
1
4
SFG
@LAD
3
11
NYM
@MON
6
10
PHI
@PIT
3
6
PHI
@PIT
1
5
Friday, August 3, 1979, 8:00PM
, Yankee Stadium II
Attendance: 51,151, Time of Game: 2:22
Orioles
1
73-34
 Won 5 
1st
at Yankees
0
58-49
 Lost 1 
4th, 15 GB
L: Luis Tiant (7-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  2  0
Yankees         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  6  0

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Bumbry CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .287 .335 .371 .705 -0.040 1.03 0.038 -0.077 -0.5 4 0
Mark Belanger SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .164 .263 .214 .477 0.016 1.21 0.077 -0.061 0.2 1 1 SB
Ken Singleton RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .299 .407 .551 .958 -0.067 0.89 0.000 -0.067 -0.8 5 0
Eddie Murray 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .293 .371 .458 .829 -0.149 1.04 0.000 -0.149 -1.5 5 0
John Lowenstein LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .275 .384 .539 .923 0.011 1.01 0.106 -0.095 0.1 1 0 HR
Doug DeCinces 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .246 .346 .413 .759 -0.014 0.63 0.032 -0.046 -0.1 2 0 SB
Pat Kelly DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .313 .396 .521 .917 -0.069 0.93 0.000 -0.069 -0.7
Rich Dauer 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .261 .310 .373 .683 -0.022 0.76 0.009 -0.031 -0.2 1 2
Rick Dempsey C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .253 .326 .377 .704 -0.018 0.98 0.034 -0.052 -0.2 7 1
Scott McGregor P 1 1
   Tippy Martinez P 0 0
Team Totals 29 1 2 1 4 3 33 .069 .182 .172 .354 -0.352 0.95 0.296 -0.647 -3.6 27 5
HR: J Lowenstein (11, off L Tiant, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: J Lowenstein 4; A Bumbry.
RBI: J Lowenstein (32).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Dempsey-M Belanger.
Baserunning
SB: D DeCinces (4, 2nd base off L Tiant/J Narron); M Belanger (5, 2nd base off L Tiant/J Narron).

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 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .273 .374 .378 .751 0.011 1.64 0.093 -0.082 -0.3 2 1
Bobby Brown CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .255 .300 .298 .598 -0.118 1.69 0.026 -0.144 -0.5 3 0 SB
Reggie Jackson RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .296 .381 .547 .928 -0.190 1.92 0.012 -0.202 -0.8 2 0
Lou Piniella LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .309 .338 .446 .784 -0.133 2.56 0.135 -0.267 -0.8 6 0 CS
Graig Nettles 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .253 .329 .386 .714 -0.209 2.17 0.000 -0.209 -0.9 2 1
Roy White DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .183 .267 .246 .514 -0.052 1.01 0.028 -0.080 -0.3
Jim Spencer 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .279 .355 .547 .903 -0.059 1.23 0.028 -0.087 -0.2 6 1 2B
Jerry Narron C 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .182 .270 .318 .588 -0.065 1.22 0.000 -0.065 -0.5 4 0
   Oscar Gamble PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .455 .519 .974 -0.064 2.49 0.000 -0.064 -0.2
   Brad Gulden C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bucky Dent SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .239 .291 .292 .583 0.026 1.20 0.070 -0.044 -0.1 1 1
Luis Tiant P 1 1
   Rich Gossage P 0 0
Team Totals 32 0 6 0 1 7 33 .188 .212 .219 .431 -0.853 1.60 0.392 -1.244 -4.6 27 5
2B: J Spencer (11, off S McGregor).
TB: J Spencer 2; R White; W Randolph; B Brown; L Piniella; B Dent.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Baserunning
SB: B Brown (2, 2nd base off S McGregor/R Dempsey).
CS: L Piniella (1, 2nd base by T Martinez/R Dempsey).

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Scott McGregor, W (7-3) 8 6 0 0 1 6 0 3.31 31 75 0.512 1.48 3.7
Tippy Martinez, S (2) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.66 2 1 0 0.340 3.62 0.9
Team Totals 9 6 0 0 1 7 0 0.00 33 75 1 0 0.852 1.60 4.6
S McGregor faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Luis Tiant, L (7-6) 8 2 1 1 4 3 1 3.79 30 73 0.312 0.99 3.1
Rich Gossage 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 3 0 0 0.040 0.52 0.5
Team Totals 9 2 1 1 4 3 1 1.00 33 73 0 0 0.352 0.95 3.6
Balks: S McGregor (1).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Rich Garcia, 2B - Nick Bremigan, 3B - Steve Palermo.
Time of Game: 2:22.
Attendance: 51,151.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         New York Yankees
1 Al Bumbry CF 1 Willie Randolph 2B
2 Mark Belanger SS 2 Bobby Brown CF
3 Ken Singleton RF 3 Reggie Jackson RF
4 Eddie Murray 1B 4 Lou Piniella LF
5 John Lowenstein LF 5 Graig Nettles 3B
6 Doug DeCinces 3B 6 Roy White DH
7 Pat Kelly DH 7 Jim Spencer 1B
8 Rich Dauer 2B 8 Jerry Narron C
9 Rick Dempsey C 9 Bucky Dent SS
Scott McGregor P Luis Tiant P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 0-1 0 1-- OO NYY G. Nettles T. Martinez 29% 95% Double Play: Strikeout, Piniella Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b8 0-1 2 1-3 O NYY R. Jackson S. McGregor 14% 83% Popfly: 3B
b9 0-1 0 --- NYY L. Piniella S. McGregor -13% 66% Single to CF
t2 0-0 1 --- R BAL J. Lowenstein L. Tiant 11% 58% Home Run
b8 0-1 1 12- O NYY B. Brown S. McGregor 10% 69% Flyball: CF; Dent to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Luis Tiant facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BAL A. Bumbry L. Tiant -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O BAL M. Belanger L. Tiant -2% 46% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- O BAL K. Singleton L. Tiant -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYY W. Randolph S. McGregor 2% 47% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- O NYY B. Brown S. McGregor 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- NYY R. Jackson S. McGregor -1% 48% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O NYY L. Piniella S. McGregor 2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Luis Tiant facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O BAL E. Murray L. Tiant -2% 48% Popfly: 3B
t2 0-0 1 --- R BAL J. Lowenstein L. Tiant 11% 58% Home Run
t2 1-0 1 --- BAL D. DeCinces L. Tiant 2% 61% Walk
t2 1-0 1 1-- O BAL P. Kelly L. Tiant -3% 58% Flyball: LF
t2 1-0 2 1-- BAL R. Dauer L. Tiant 1% 59% DeCinces Steals 2B
t2 1-0 2 -2- BAL R. Dauer L. Tiant 1% 60% Walk
t2 1-0 2 12- O BAL R. Dempsey L. Tiant -4% 56% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- O NYY G. Nettles S. McGregor 3% 58% Groundout: 2B-P
b2 0-1 1 --- O NYY R. White S. McGregor 2% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-1 2 --- NYY J. Spencer S. McGregor -2% 58% Double to RF
b2 0-1 2 -2- NYY J. Narron S. McGregor -0% 57% Balk; Spencer to 3B
b2 0-1 2 --3 O NYY J. Narron S. McGregor 4% 61% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Yankees 0.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Luis Tiant facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- O BAL A. Bumbry L. Tiant -2% 59% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 1-0 1 --- O BAL M. Belanger L. Tiant -2% 57% Flyball: LF
t3 1-0 2 --- O BAL K. Singleton L. Tiant -1% 56% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- O NYY B. Dent S. McGregor 3% 59% Flyball: CF
b3 0-1 1 --- O NYY W. Randolph S. McGregor 2% 61% Popfly: 2B
b3 0-1 2 --- NYY B. Brown S. McGregor -2% 60% Single to SS
b3 0-1 2 1-- NYY R. Jackson S. McGregor -1% 58% Brown Steals 2B
b3 0-1 2 -2- O NYY R. Jackson S. McGregor 4% 62% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Yankees 0.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Luis Tiant facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- O BAL E. Murray L. Tiant -2% 60% Flyball: LF
t4 1-0 1 --- O BAL J. Lowenstein L. Tiant -2% 58% Groundout: 1B-P
t4 1-0 2 --- O BAL D. DeCinces L. Tiant -1% 57% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 4-5-6
b4 0-1 0 --- O NYY L. Piniella S. McGregor 3% 60% Strikeout
b4 0-1 1 --- O NYY G. Nettles S. McGregor 2% 62% Popfly: 3B
b4 0-1 2 --- O NYY R. White S. McGregor 1% 64% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Yankees 0.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Luis Tiant facing 7-8-9
t5 1-0 0 --- O BAL P. Kelly L. Tiant -2% 61% Flyball: CF
t5 1-0 1 --- O BAL R. Dauer L. Tiant -2% 60% Foul Flyball: C
t5 1-0 2 --- O BAL R. Dempsey L. Tiant -1% 58% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 7-8-9
b5 0-1 0 --- O NYY J. Spencer S. McGregor 3% 62% Flyball: CF
b5 0-1 1 --- O NYY J. Narron S. McGregor 2% 64% Strikeout
b5 0-1 2 --- O NYY B. Dent S. McGregor 2% 66% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Yankees 0.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Luis Tiant facing 1-2-3
t6 1-0 0 --- BAL A. Bumbry L. Tiant 4% 70% Single to C
t6 1-0 0 1-- BAL M. Belanger L. Tiant 6% 75% Walk; Bumbry to 2B
t6 1-0 0 12- O BAL K. Singleton L. Tiant -2% 73% Flyball: RF; Bumbry to 3B
t6 1-0 1 1-3 BAL E. Murray L. Tiant 2% 75% Belanger Steals 2B
t6 1-0 1 -23 O BAL E. Murray L. Tiant -9% 67% Strikeout
t6 1-0 2 -23 O BAL J. Lowenstein L. Tiant -6% 60% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 1-2-3
b6 0-1 0 --- O NYY W. Randolph S. McGregor 4% 64% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
b6 0-1 1 --- O NYY B. Brown S. McGregor 3% 67% Flyball: LF
b6 0-1 2 --- O NYY R. Jackson S. McGregor 2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Yankees 0.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Luis Tiant facing 6-7-8
t7 1-0 0 --- O BAL D. DeCinces L. Tiant -3% 67% Popfly: 3B
t7 1-0 1 --- O BAL P. Kelly L. Tiant -2% 65% Strikeout
t7 1-0 2 --- O BAL R. Dauer L. Tiant -1% 64% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 4-5-6
b7 0-1 0 --- O NYY L. Piniella S. McGregor 5% 68% Flyball: RF
b7 0-1 1 --- O NYY G. Nettles S. McGregor 4% 72% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 0-1 2 --- NYY R. White S. McGregor -3% 69% Single to LF
b7 0-1 2 1-- O NYY J. Spencer S. McGregor 5% 74% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Yankees 0.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Luis Tiant facing 9-1-2
t8 1-0 0 --- BAL R. Dempsey L. Tiant 3% 78% Walk
t8 1-0 0 1-- O BAL A. Bumbry L. Tiant -3% 75% Flyball: LF
t8 1-0 1 1-- O BAL M. Belanger L. Tiant -3% 72% Strikeout
t8 1-0 2 1-- O BAL K. Singleton L. Tiant -3% 69% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 8-9-1
Oscar Gamble pinch hits for Jerry Narron (C) batting 8th
b8 0-1 0 --- O NYY O. Gamble S. McGregor 6% 75% Strikeout
b8 0-1 1 --- NYY B. Dent S. McGregor -7% 68% Single to LF
b8 0-1 1 1-- NYY W. Randolph S. McGregor -9% 59% Single to LF; Dent to 2B
b8 0-1 1 12- O NYY B. Brown S. McGregor 10% 69% Flyball: CF; Dent to 3B
b8 0-1 2 1-3 O NYY R. Jackson S. McGregor 14% 83% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 1, Yankees 0.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Rich Gossage facing 4-5-6
Rich Gossage replaces Luis Tiant pitching
Brad Gulden replaces Oscar Gamble (PH) playing C batting 8th
t9 1-0 0 --- O BAL E. Murray R. Gossage -2% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 1-0 1 --- O BAL J. Lowenstein R. Gossage -1% 80% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 1-0 2 --- O BAL D. DeCinces R. Gossage -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Scott McGregor facing 4-5-6
b9 0-1 0 --- NYY L. Piniella S. McGregor -13% 66% Single to CF
Tippy Martinez replaces Scott McGregor pitching
b9 0-1 0 1-- OO NYY G. Nettles T. Martinez 29% 95% Double Play: Strikeout, Piniella Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b9 0-1 2 --- O NYY R. White T. Martinez 5% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Yankees 0.

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