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DET
@MIN
9
6
BAL
@OAK
3
2
TEX
@TOR
6
8
STL
@CIN
14
9
CHC
@HOU
3
8
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@MON
2
4
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@NYM
4
2
 
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@PHI
7
3
Monday, August 21, 1978,
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 9,786, Time of Game: 2:16
Orioles
3
65-58
 Won 1 
5th, 13 GB
at Athletics
2
62-65
 Lost 2 
4th, 7½ GB
W: Mike Flanagan (16-11)
L: Rick Langford (6-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         0  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  1    3  7  0
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  1    2  3  3

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Larry Harlow CF 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 .232 .320 .324 .644 -0.053 0.71 0.014 -0.067 -0.5 1 0 IW
Rich Dauer 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .267 .304 .362 .666 -0.029 0.71 0.055 -0.084 -1.5 2 3 CS,GDP
Ken Singleton RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .289 .410 .468 .877 -0.031 1.12 0.027 -0.058 -0.4 1 0
   Carlos Lopez RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .272 .315 .588 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Eddie Murray 1B 3 0 1 2 1 0 4 .283 .352 .505 .857 0.187 1.16 0.224 -0.037 1.6 10 1 SB
Doug DeCinces 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .269 .324 .509 .833 -0.031 0.87 0.044 -0.075 -0.5 1 4 2B
Terry Crowley DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .246 .315 .262 .577 -0.041 0.79 0.022 -0.062 -0.3
Andres Mora LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .240 .283 .385 .668 -0.067 0.81 0.000 -0.067 -0.8 1 0 SH
   Mike Anderson LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .050 .174 .050 .224 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rick Dempsey C 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .261 .321 .348 .669 -0.015 0.60 0.016 -0.032 0.0 7 3 IW
Kiko Garcia SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .309 .328 .400 .728 0.077 0.77 0.107 -0.030 1.4 1 1
   Mark Belanger SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .290 .247 .536 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Flanagan P 2 0
Team Totals 32 3 7 2 5 6 38 .219 .324 .250 .574 -0.003 0.83 0.509 -0.512 -1.0 27 12
2B: D DeCinces (26, off R Langford).
SH: A Mora (1, off R Langford).
IBB: R Dempsey (1, by R Langford); L Harlow (2, by R Langford).
TB: K Garcia 2; D DeCinces 2; T Crowley; R Dauer; R Dempsey; E Murray.
GIDP: R Dauer (7).
RBI: E Murray 2 (73).
2-out RBI: E Murray 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Baserunning
SB: E Murray (5, 2nd base off R Langford/B Robinson).
CS: R Dauer (4, 2nd base by R Langford/B Robinson).

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joe Wallis CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .276 .338 .428 .766 -0.118 1.22 0.000 -0.118 -0.8 4 0
Dell Alston RF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .262 .288 .280 .569 -0.007 1.66 0.099 -0.106 -0.1 0 0 SB
Mitchell Page LF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .290 .369 .473 .842 -0.028 1.26 0.059 -0.087 0.5 3 0
Rico Carty DH 3 0 1 1 0 2 3 .293 .349 .498 .846 0.088 1.13 0.122 -0.033 0.5
   Miguel Dilone PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .312 .286 .597 -0.087 2.60 0.000 -0.087 -0.4 CS
   Tony Armas PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .220 .258 .282 .540 -0.089 3.30 0.000 -0.089 -0.2
Taylor Duncan 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .275 .305 .369 .674 -0.075 1.02 0.000 -0.075 -0.5 2 1
Mario Guerrero SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .277 .305 .359 .664 -0.095 1.31 0.000 -0.095 -0.5 4 0
Dave Revering 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .268 .302 .413 .714 -0.065 0.90 0.000 -0.065 -0.3 5 1
Mike Edwards 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .262 .294 .319 .613 -0.058 1.19 0.000 -0.058 -0.4 0 1
   Wayne Gross PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .196 .319 .329 .648 0.035 1.19 0.035 0.000 0.1
   Darrell Woodard PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.064 2.37 0.000 -0.064 -0.2 2 1 CS
Bruce Robinson C 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .400 .400 .500 .900 0.062 1.09 0.101 -0.039 0.3 6 1 2B
Rick Langford P 1 1
   Dave Heaverlo P 0 0
Team Totals 28 2 3 2 3 8 31 .107 .194 .143 .336 -0.501 1.36 0.416 -0.916 -2.0 27 6
2B: B Robinson (1, off M Flanagan).
TB: B Robinson 2; M Page; R Carty.
RBI: R Carty (75); M Page (57).
2-out RBI: M Page.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Woodard-D Revering; B Robinson-M Guerrero.
E: M Page (2); M Edwards (21); B Robinson (1).
Baserunning
SB: D Alston (6, 2nd base off M Flanagan/R Dempsey).
CS: M Dilone (21, 2nd base by M Flanagan/R Dempsey); D Woodard (3, 2nd base by M Flanagan/R Dempsey).

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Flanagan, W (16-11) 9 3 2 2 3 8 0 3.92 31 78 0.503 1.36 2.0
Team Totals 9 3 2 2 3 8 0 2.00 31 78 0.503 1.36 2.0

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Langford, L (6-9) 8.1 7 3 1 5 6 0 2.88 37 62 -0.036 0.83 -0.5
Dave Heaverlo 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.06 1 3 0 0.039 0.70 1.5
Team Totals 9 7 3 1 5 6 0 1.00 38 62 3 0 0.003 0.83 1.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R Langford 2 (7; R Dempsey, L Harlow).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Clark, 1B - Bill Kunkel, 2B - Bill Deegan, 3B - Terry Cooney.
Time of Game: 2:16.
Attendance: 9,786.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         Oakland Athletics
1 Larry Harlow CF 1 Joe Wallis CF
2 Rich Dauer 2B 2 Dell Alston RF
3 Ken Singleton RF 3 Mitchell Page LF
4 Eddie Murray 1B 4 Rico Carty DH
5 Doug DeCinces 3B 5 Taylor Duncan 3B
6 Terry Crowley DH 6 Mario Guerrero SS
7 Andres Mora LF 7 Dave Revering 1B
8 Rick Dempsey C 8 Mike Edwards 2B
9 Kiko Garcia SS 9 Bruce Robinson C
Mike Flanagan P Rick Langford P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-0 2 123 RR BAL E. Murray R. Langford 20% 73% Single to RF; Harlow Scores/unER; Dauer Scores/unER; Singleton to 3B
b7 0-2 1 -2- R OAK R. Carty M. Flanagan -12% 65% Single to RF; Alston Scores
b9 1-3 0 --- OAK B. Robinson M. Flanagan -10% 82% Double to RF
b9 2-3 2 1-- O OAK T. Armas M. Flanagan 9% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t9 2-1 1 12- R BAL K. Garcia R. Langford 9% 96% Single to LF; Crowley Scores/Adv on E7; Dempsey to 3B; Garcia to 2B

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, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BAL L. Harlow R. Langford -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- BAL R. Dauer R. Langford 2% 50% Single to LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO BAL K. Singleton R. Langford -5% 45% Double Play: Strikeout, Dauer Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O OAK J. Wallis M. Flanagan 2% 48% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- O OAK D. Alston M. Flanagan 1% 49% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 --- OAK M. Page M. Flanagan -1% 48% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O OAK R. Carty M. Flanagan 2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O BAL E. Murray R. Langford -2% 48% Flyball: SS
t2 0-0 1 --- BAL D. DeCinces R. Langford 4% 52% Double to LF
t2 0-0 1 -2- O BAL T. Crowley R. Langford -3% 49% Groundout: 1B-P; DeCinces to 3B
t2 0-0 2 --3 O BAL A. Mora R. Langford -4% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O OAK T. Duncan M. Flanagan 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O OAK M. Guerrero M. Flanagan 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 --- O OAK D. Revering M. Flanagan 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O BAL R. Dempsey R. Langford -2% 48% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- O BAL K. Garcia R. Langford -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- BAL L. Harlow R. Langford 1% 47% Walk
t3 0-0 2 1-- BAL R. Dauer R. Langford 3% 50% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Harlow to 3B
t3 0-0 2 1-3 BAL K. Singleton R. Langford 3% 53% Walk; Dauer to 2B
t3 0-0 2 123 RR BAL E. Murray R. Langford 20% 73% Single to RF; Harlow Scores/unER; Dauer Scores/unER; Singleton to 3B
t3 2-0 2 1-3 O BAL D. DeCinces R. Langford -4% 70% Flyball: SS
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Orioles 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O OAK M. Edwards M. Flanagan 3% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- O OAK B. Robinson M. Flanagan 2% 74% Strikeout
b3 0-2 2 --- O OAK J. Wallis M. Flanagan 1% 75% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 6-7-8
t4 2-0 0 --- O BAL T. Crowley R. Langford -2% 73% Strikeout Looking
t4 2-0 1 --- O BAL A. Mora R. Langford -1% 72% Flyball: SS
t4 2-0 2 --- BAL R. Dempsey R. Langford 1% 73% Single to CF
t4 2-0 2 1-- BAL K. Garcia R. Langford 2% 75% Single to CF; Dempsey to 3B
t4 2-0 2 1-3 O BAL L. Harlow R. Langford -4% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- O OAK D. Alston M. Flanagan 3% 74% Bunt Popfly: P
b4 0-2 1 --- O OAK M. Page M. Flanagan 2% 76% Flyball: CF
b4 0-2 2 --- O OAK R. Carty M. Flanagan 1% 77% Strikeout (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 2-3-4
t5 2-0 0 --- O BAL R. Dauer R. Langford -2% 76% Flyball: CF
t5 2-0 1 --- O BAL K. Singleton R. Langford -1% 75% Strikeout
t5 2-0 2 --- BAL E. Murray R. Langford 1% 75% Walk
t5 2-0 2 1-- BAL D. DeCinces R. Langford 1% 77% Murray Steals 2B; Murray to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t5 2-0 2 --3 O BAL D. DeCinces R. Langford -3% 74% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Orioles 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 5-6-7
b5 0-2 0 --- O OAK T. Duncan M. Flanagan 3% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-2 1 --- O OAK M. Guerrero M. Flanagan 2% 79% Strikeout
b5 0-2 2 --- O OAK D. Revering M. Flanagan 1% 80% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 6-7-8
t6 2-0 0 --- O BAL T. Crowley R. Langford -1% 79% Foul Flyball: 3B
t6 2-0 1 --- O BAL A. Mora R. Langford -1% 77% Flyball: CF
t6 2-0 2 --- O BAL R. Dempsey R. Langford -1% 77% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 8-9-1
b6 0-2 0 --- O OAK M. Edwards M. Flanagan 3% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-2 1 --- O OAK B. Robinson M. Flanagan 2% 82% Flyball: LF
b6 0-2 2 --- O OAK J. Wallis M. Flanagan 1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 9-1-2
t7 2-0 0 --- O BAL K. Garcia R. Langford -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-0 1 --- O BAL L. Harlow R. Langford -1% 81% Flyball: LF
t7 2-0 2 --- O BAL R. Dauer R. Langford -1% 81% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 2-3-4
b7 0-2 0 --- OAK D. Alston M. Flanagan -7% 74% Walk
b7 0-2 0 1-- OAK M. Page M. Flanagan -3% 71% Alston Steals 2B
b7 0-2 0 -2- O OAK M. Page M. Flanagan 7% 78% Foul Flyball: 3B
b7 0-2 1 -2- R OAK R. Carty M. Flanagan -12% 65% Single to RF; Alston Scores
Miguel Dilone pinch runs for Rico Carty (DH) batting 4th
b7 1-2 1 1-- O OAK T. Duncan M. Flanagan 9% 74% Dilone Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b7 1-2 2 --- O OAK T. Duncan M. Flanagan 2% 76% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 2, Athletics 1.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 3-4-5
t8 2-1 0 --- O BAL K. Singleton R. Langford -2% 74% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 2-1 1 --- O BAL E. Murray R. Langford -1% 73% Lineout: 1B
t8 2-1 2 --- O BAL D. DeCinces R. Langford -1% 72% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 2, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 6-7-8
Carlos Lopez replaces Ken Singleton playing RF batting 3rd
b8 1-2 0 --- O OAK M. Guerrero M. Flanagan 6% 78% Foul Flyball: 1B
b8 1-2 1 --- O OAK D. Revering M. Flanagan 4% 82% Flyball: RF
Wayne Gross pinch hits for Mike Edwards (2B) batting 8th
b8 1-2 2 --- OAK W. Gross M. Flanagan -3% 79% Walk
Darrell Woodard pinch runs for Wayne Gross (PH) batting 8th
b8 1-2 2 1-- O OAK B. Robinson M. Flanagan 6% 85% Woodard Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 2, Athletics 1.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Rick Langford facing 6-7-8
Darrell Woodard moves from PR to 2B
t9 2-1 0 --- BAL T. Crowley R. Langford 2% 87% Single to LF
t9 2-1 0 1-- O BAL A. Mora R. Langford -1% 87% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Crowley to 2B
t9 2-1 1 -2- BAL R. Dempsey R. Langford 1% 87% Intentional Walk
t9 2-1 1 12- R BAL K. Garcia R. Langford 9% 96% Single to LF; Crowley Scores/Adv on E7; Dempsey to 3B; Garcia to 2B
t9 3-1 1 -23 BAL L. Harlow R. Langford 0% 96% Intentional Walk
Dave Heaverlo replaces Rick Langford pitching
t9 3-1 1 123 OO BAL R. Dauer D. Heaverlo -4% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Orioles 3, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-3, Orioles' Mike Flanagan facing 9-1-2
Mark Belanger replaces Kiko Garcia playing SS batting 9th
Mike Anderson replaces Andres Mora playing LF batting 7th
b9 1-3 0 --- OAK B. Robinson M. Flanagan -10% 82% Double to RF
b9 1-3 0 -2- O OAK J. Wallis M. Flanagan 7% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 1-3 1 -2- O OAK D. Alston M. Flanagan 6% 96% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 1-3 2 -2- R OAK M. Page M. Flanagan -5% 91% Single to CF; Robinson Scores
Tony Armas pinch hits for Miguel Dilone (DH) batting 4th
b9 2-3 2 1-- O OAK T. Armas M. Flanagan 9% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 3, Athletics 2.

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