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Standings
TOR
@BOS
5
6
SEA
@MIL
6
7
 
(11)
CHW
@MIN
4
2
 
(10)
CLE
@NYY
2
5
OAK
@TEX
3
4
STL
@PIT
9
5
LAD
@SFG
3
5
Thursday, September 27, 1979, 8:00PM
, Yankee Stadium II
Attendance: 12,111, Time of Game: 2:28
Indians
2
79-79
 Lost 4 
6th, 23 GB
at Yankees
5
86-71
 Won 5 
4th, 15½ GB
W: Rich Gossage (5-3)
L: Sid Monge (11-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  1    2  6  0
Yankees         0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  4    5  8  1
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Hargrove 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .290 .405 .432 .837 -0.103 1.00 0.000 -0.103 -0.8 9 0
Rick Manning CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .255 .320 .300 .621 -0.042 0.99 0.039 -0.081 -0.1 4 0 SB
Bobby Bonds RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .278 .370 .464 .834 -0.050 1.06 0.037 -0.087 -0.4 5 0
Toby Harrah 3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .278 .386 .440 .827 -0.028 1.22 0.030 -0.058 -0.3 0 0
   Ted Cox 3B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .212 .268 .307 .575 0.082 2.34 0.082 0.000 0.4 0 0
Cliff Johnson DH 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .270 .349 .507 .856 0.203 1.91 0.279 -0.076 0.2 2B
Ron Pruitt LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .292 .358 .373 .730 0.113 1.51 0.130 -0.017 0.9 0 0
   Dell Alston PH-LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .288 .386 .407 .792 0.033 0.70 0.033 0.000 0.4 1 0 SB
Gary Alexander C 3 0 1 1 0 2 4 .229 .312 .393 .705 -0.114 1.69 0.013 -0.127 -1.2 3 0 SF
Dave Rosello 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .263 .339 .434 .773 -0.055 1.27 0.047 -0.102 -0.5 3 4
Tom Veryzer SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .221 .281 .251 .531 -0.167 1.46 0.000 -0.167 -1.3 0 4
Rick Waits P 1 2
   Sid Monge P 0 0
Team Totals 30 2 6 2 4 9 35 .200 .286 .233 .519 -0.128 1.32 0.690 -0.818 -2.6 26 10
2B: C Johnson (16, off R Gossage).
SF: G Alexander (7, off D Righetti).
TB: C Johnson 2; D Rosello; T Cox; G Alexander; R Manning; T Harrah.
RBI: G Alexander (54); C Johnson (63).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Veryzer-D Rosello-M Hargrove.
Baserunning
SB: R Manning (30, 2nd base off D Righetti/B Robinson); D Alston (4, 2nd base off R Gossage/B Robinson).

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 0 0 0 0 4 .267 .371 .365 .736 -0.108 1.07 0.000 -0.108 -0.8 0 3
Bobby Murcer LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .259 .347 .381 .728 -0.012 0.77 0.038 -0.050 0.1 1 0
Lou Piniella RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .297 .320 .425 .745 -0.137 1.11 0.000 -0.137 -1.1 1 1 GDP
George Scott DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .254 .317 .387 .704 0.056 1.65 0.135 -0.079 -0.3
   Bobby Brown PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .256 .282 .538 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Chris Chambliss 1B 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .279 .322 .438 .761 0.053 1.90 0.179 -0.126 1.0 7 0 HR
Damaso Garcia SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .280 .280 .320 .600 -0.085 1.09 0.000 -0.085 -0.7 1 0
   Reggie Jackson PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .294 .379 .535 .915 0.126 4.72 0.126 0.000 0.4
Juan Beniquez CF 3 1 2 0 1 1 4 .254 .299 .394 .694 0.197 2.50 0.236 -0.039 0.8 4 1
Fred Stanley 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .202 .238 .273 .511 -0.102 1.30 0.000 -0.102 -0.8 2 3
   Roy White PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .215 .290 .288 .578 0.073 8.83 0.073 0.000 -0.1 SF
Bruce Robinson C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .111 .111 .111 .222 -0.077 0.99 0.000 -0.077 -0.6 10 0
   Oscar Gamble PH 1 1 1 3 0 0 1 .347 .452 .610 1.062 0.387 4.39 0.387 0.000 2.7 HR
Dave Righetti P 1 1
   Ron Davis P 0 0
   Rich Gossage P 0 0
Team Totals 32 5 8 5 3 3 36 .250 .306 .438 .743 0.371 1.78 1.174 -0.803 0.5 27 9
HR: C Chambliss (18, off R Waits, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); O Gamble (19, off S Monge, 9th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: R White (3, off S Monge).
TB: C Chambliss 6; O Gamble 4; J Beniquez 2; G Scott; B Murcer.
GIDP: L Piniella (17).
RBI: O Gamble 3 (62); R White (27); C Chambliss (63).
2-out RBI: O Gamble 3.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Righetti-C Chambliss; L Piniella-F Stanley.
E: F Stanley (8).
Outfield Assists: L Piniella (C Johnson at 3rd base); J Beniquez (C Johnson at 3rd base).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Waits 8 7 2 2 1 3 1 4.44 31 62 0.290 1.08 2.7
Sid Monge, BS (7), L (11-10) 0.2 1 3 3 2 0 1 2.51 5 1 1 -0.661 6.10 -3.2
Team Totals 8.2 8 5 5 3 3 2 5.19 36 62 1 1 -0.371 1.78 -0.5
R Waits 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
Dave Righetti 5.1 4 1 1 3 4 0 3.63 21 57 0.148 1.12 1.6
Ron Davis 2.2 1 1 1 0 4 0 2.84 10 1 0 0.194 1.77 1.2
Rich Gossage, W (5-3) 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.72 4 1 1 -0.213 1.35 -0.1
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 4 9 0 2.00 35 57 2 1 0.129 1.32 2.6
R Davis faced 1 batter in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe Brinkman, 1B - Vic Voltaggio, 2B - Marty Springstead, 3B - Larry McCoy.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 12,111.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night, No Precipitation.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-2 2 12- RRR NYY O. Gamble S. Monge 39% 100% Home Run; Jackson Scores; Beniquez Scores
t9 1-1 0 1-- RO CLE C. Johnson R. Gossage -24% 18% Double to CF; Cox Scores; Johnson out at 3B/CF-2B-3B
b9 1-2 1 12- NYY J. Beniquez S. Monge 20% 54% Walk; Brown to 3B; Jackson to 2B
b4 0-1 1 --- R NYY C. Chambliss R. Waits 14% 53% Home Run
b9 1-2 0 --- NYY G. Scott R. Waits 13% 34% Single to LF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE M. Hargrove D. Righetti 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- CLE R. Manning D. Righetti -2% 50% Single to LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- CLE B. Bonds D. Righetti -2% 48% Manning Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O CLE B. Bonds D. Righetti 3% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 -2- O CLE T. Harrah D. Righetti 3% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Waits facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYY W. Randolph R. Waits -2% 53% Flyball: 1B
b1 0-0 1 --- NYY B. Murcer R. Waits 2% 55% Single to RF
b1 0-0 1 1-- OO NYY L. Piniella R. Waits -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O CLE C. Johnson D. Righetti 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O CLE R. Pruitt D. Righetti 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- CLE G. Alexander D. Righetti -1% 53% Single to RF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O CLE D. Rosello D. Righetti 2% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Waits facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O NYY G. Scott R. Waits -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- NYY C. Chambliss R. Waits 3% 55% Single to LF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O NYY D. Garcia R. Waits -3% 52% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 1-- NYY J. Beniquez R. Waits 2% 54% Single to CF; Chambliss to 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- O NYY F. Stanley R. Waits -4% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O CLE T. Veryzer D. Righetti 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O CLE M. Hargrove D. Righetti 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 2 --- O CLE R. Manning D. Righetti 1% 56% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Waits facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O NYY B. Robinson R. Waits -3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O NYY W. Randolph R. Waits -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b3 0-0 2 --- NYY B. Murcer R. Waits 1% 53% Walk
b3 0-0 2 1-- O NYY L. Piniella R. Waits -3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O CLE B. Bonds D. Righetti 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- CLE T. Harrah D. Righetti -3% 50% Single to LF
t4 0-0 1 1-- CLE C. Johnson D. Righetti -4% 45% Walk; Harrah to 2B
t4 0-0 1 12- CLE R. Pruitt D. Righetti -7% 38% Walk; Harrah to 3B; Johnson to 2B
t4 0-0 1 123 ROO CLE G. Alexander D. Righetti 4% 43% Double Play: Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Harrah Scores; Johnson out at 3B/RF-3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Rick Waits facing 4-5-6
b4 0-1 0 --- O NYY G. Scott R. Waits -3% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-1 1 --- R NYY C. Chambliss R. Waits 14% 53% Home Run
b4 1-1 1 --- O NYY D. Garcia R. Waits -2% 51% Strikeout
b4 1-1 2 --- NYY J. Beniquez R. Waits 1% 53% Single to RF
b4 1-1 2 1-- O NYY F. Stanley R. Waits -3% 50% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Yankees 1.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 8-9-1
t5 1-1 0 --- CLE D. Rosello D. Righetti -5% 45% Single to LF
t5 1-1 0 1-- OO CLE T. Veryzer D. Righetti 10% 55% Line Drive Double Play: P-1B
t5 1-1 2 --- O CLE M. Hargrove D. Righetti 1% 57% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Rick Waits facing 9-1-2
b5 1-1 0 --- O NYY B. Robinson R. Waits -3% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-1 1 --- O NYY W. Randolph R. Waits -2% 52% Flyball: CF
b5 1-1 2 --- O NYY B. Murcer R. Waits -2% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Yankees 1.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Dave Righetti facing 2-3-4
t6 1-1 0 --- O CLE R. Manning D. Righetti 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-1 1 --- CLE B. Bonds D. Righetti -4% 50% Walk
Ron Davis replaces Dave Righetti pitching
t6 1-1 1 1-- O CLE T. Harrah R. Davis 3% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B; Bonds to 2B
t6 1-1 2 -2- O CLE C. Johnson R. Davis 5% 58% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Rick Waits facing 3-4-5
Ted Cox replaces Toby Harrah playing 3B batting 4th
b6 1-1 0 --- O NYY L. Piniella R. Waits -3% 54% Flyball: CF
b6 1-1 1 --- O NYY G. Scott R. Waits -2% 52% Flyball: 2B
b6 1-1 2 --- NYY C. Chambliss R. Waits 2% 54% Single to RF
b6 1-1 2 1-- O NYY D. Garcia R. Waits -4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Yankees 1.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Ron Davis facing 6-7-8
t7 1-1 0 --- CLE R. Pruitt R. Davis -6% 44% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t7 1-1 0 1-- O CLE G. Alexander R. Davis 6% 50% Strikeout
t7 1-1 1 1-- O CLE D. Rosello R. Davis 5% 55% Strikeout
t7 1-1 2 1-- O CLE T. Veryzer R. Davis 4% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Rick Waits facing 7-8-9
b7 1-1 0 --- O NYY J. Beniquez R. Waits -4% 55% Strikeout
b7 1-1 1 --- O NYY F. Stanley R. Waits -3% 52% Lineout: P
b7 1-1 2 --- O NYY B. Robinson R. Waits -2% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Yankees 1.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Ron Davis facing 1-2-3
t8 1-1 0 --- O CLE M. Hargrove R. Davis 5% 55% Strikeout
t8 1-1 1 --- O CLE R. Manning R. Davis 4% 58% Flyball: SS
t8 1-1 2 --- O CLE B. Bonds R. Davis 3% 61% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Rick Waits facing 1-2-3
b8 1-1 0 --- O NYY W. Randolph R. Waits -5% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 1-1 1 --- O NYY B. Murcer R. Waits -4% 53% Flyball: CF
b8 1-1 2 --- O NYY L. Piniella R. Waits -3% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Yankees 1.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Yankees' Ron Davis facing 4-5-6
t9 1-1 0 --- CLE T. Cox R. Davis -8% 42% Single to LF
Rich Gossage replaces Ron Davis pitching
t9 1-1 0 1-- RO CLE C. Johnson R. Gossage -24% 18% Double to CF; Cox Scores; Johnson out at 3B/CF-2B-3B
Dell Alston pinch hits for Ron Pruitt (LF) batting 6th
t9 2-1 1 --- CLE D. Alston R. Gossage -2% 16% Walk
t9 2-1 1 1-- CLE G. Alexander R. Gossage -2% 15% Alston Steals 2B
t9 2-1 1 -2- O CLE G. Alexander R. Gossage 3% 18% Strikeout
t9 2-1 2 -2- O CLE D. Rosello R. Gossage 3% 20% Flyball: C
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Rick Waits facing 4-5-6
Dell Alston moves from PH to LF
b9 1-2 0 --- NYY G. Scott R. Waits 13% 34% Single to LF
Sid Monge replaces Rick Waits pitching
Bobby Brown pinch runs for George Scott (DH) batting 4th
b9 1-2 0 1-- O NYY C. Chambliss S. Monge -13% 21% Flyball: RF
Reggie Jackson pinch hits for Damaso Garcia (SS) batting 6th
b9 1-2 1 1-- NYY R. Jackson S. Monge 13% 34% Walk; Brown to 2B
b9 1-2 1 12- NYY J. Beniquez S. Monge 20% 54% Walk; Brown to 3B; Jackson to 2B
Roy White pinch hits for Fred Stanley (3B) batting 8th
b9 1-2 1 123 RO NYY R. White S. Monge 7% 61% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Brown Scores
Oscar Gamble pinch hits for Bruce Robinson (C) batting 9th
b9 2-2 2 12- RRR NYY O. Gamble S. Monge 39% 100% Home Run; Jackson Scores; Beniquez Scores
4 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Yankees 5.

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