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Standings
NYY
@BAL
7
6
MIN
@CAL
8
1
TOR
@CHW
10
2
BOS
@MIL
0
3
OAK
@SEA
1
4
CLE
@TEX
0
5
CIN
@ATL
4
6
LAD
@HOU
1
2
MON
@NYM
3
2
 
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PIT
@PHI
3
7
SDP
@SFG
2
4
CHC
@STL
0
7
Tuesday, April 10, 1979, 7:35PM
, Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 22,424, Time of Game: 2:39
Indians
0
1-3
 Lost 2 
6th, 2 GB
at Rangers
5
2-0
 Won 2 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Jim Kern (1-0)
L: Rick Wise (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  7  1
Rangers         1  0  3   0  0  0   1  0  X    5  9  2

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Toby Harrah 3B 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .176 .263 .176 .440 0.028 0.76 0.073 -0.046 0.4 0 3 SB
Jim Norris CF 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .375 .474 .500 .974 -0.027 0.71 0.026 -0.053 -0.1 2 0 SB
Bobby Bonds RF 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .222 .263 .278 .541 -0.067 0.81 0.017 -0.084 -1.4 2 0
Andre Thornton 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .077 .235 .077 .312 -0.101 1.23 0.020 -0.121 -1.4 11 0
Gary Alexander C 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 .077 .294 .077 .371 0.034 0.62 0.058 -0.024 0.2 3 0
Wayne Cage DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .154 .214 .154 .368 -0.082 0.86 0.000 -0.082 -1.1
Ted Cox LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .083 .214 .083 .298 -0.003 0.58 0.030 -0.033 -0.2 3 0
Duane Kuiper 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .267 .267 .333 .600 -0.023 0.78 0.037 -0.060 0.1 2 2
Tom Veryzer SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .143 .200 .214 .414 -0.069 0.80 0.000 -0.069 -1.1 1 4
Rick Wise P 0 1
   Paul Reuschel P 0 1
   Sid Monge P 0 0
Team Totals 35 0 7 0 4 8 39 .200 .282 .200 .482 -0.310 0.79 0.261 -0.572 -4.6 24 11
TB: D Kuiper 2; A Thornton; T Cox; G Alexander; J Norris; T Harrah.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Veryzer-A Thornton.
E: R Wise (1).
Baserunning
SB: J Norris (3, 2nd base off J Kern/J Sundberg); T Harrah (2, 3rd base off J Kern/J Sundberg).
Pickoffs: T Harrah (1st base by J Kern).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bump Wills 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .250 .333 .375 .708 -0.074 0.58 0.000 -0.074 -1.3 0 2
Billy Sample LF 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .250 .200 .250 .450 -0.013 0.53 0.007 -0.019 -0.6 2 0 SF
Al Oliver CF 4 2 2 3 0 0 4 .375 .333 1.125 1.458 0.224 0.36 0.229 -0.005 2.4 1 0 2·HR
Johnny Grubb RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .222 .222 .556 .778 -0.017 0.17 0.000 -0.017 -0.3 4 0
Buddy Bell 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .125 .222 .250 .472 -0.029 0.29 0.001 -0.029 -0.2 1 4 2B
Oscar Gamble DH 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .250 .500 .250 .750 -0.003 0.31 0.012 -0.014 0.5
   John Ellis PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.6
Jim Sundberg C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.028 0.37 0.000 -0.028 -1.2 8 0
Mike Jorgensen 1B 3 2 2 0 0 0 3 .333 .429 .500 .929 0.071 0.68 0.078 -0.007 0.9 10 0 2B
Nelson Norman SS 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .400 .250 .650 0.042 0.76 0.048 -0.006 0.4 1 1
   Pat Putnam PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .667 .667 1.000 1.667 0.016 0.39 0.016 0.000 1.0
   Bert Campaneris PR-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Doyle Alexander P 0 3
   Jim Kern P 0 0
Team Totals 31 5 9 5 1 3 33 .290 .303 .548 .851 0.187 0.42 0.391 -0.201 0.9 27 10
2B: M Jorgensen (1, off P Reuschel); B Bell (1, off P Reuschel).
HR: A Oliver 2 (2, 2 off R Wise, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF; 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: B Sample (1, off R Wise).
TB: A Oliver 8; M Jorgensen 3; B Bell 2; N Norman; P Putnam; O Gamble; J Grubb.
RBI: A Oliver 3 (5); B Sample (1); P Putnam (3).
2-out RBI: A Oliver 3; P Putnam.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
E: N Norman (3); J Kern (1).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: N Norman (1st base by R Wise).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Wise, L (0-2) 6 5 4 4 1 3 2 7.36 24 48 -0.183 0.54 -1.3
Paul Reuschel 1.2 4 1 1 0 0 0 5.40 8 1 0 -0.008 0.12 -0.2
Sid Monge 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 2 0 0.002 0.06 0.6
Team Totals 8 9 5 5 1 3 2 5.62 33 48 3 0 -0.189 0.42 -0.9
R Wise faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Doyle Alexander 4.2 3 0 0 3 2 0 0.00 21 57 0.169 0.97 1.8
Jim Kern, W (1-0) 4.1 4 0 0 1 6 0 0.00 18 3 0 0.142 0.61 2.8
Team Totals 9 7 0 0 4 8 0 0.00 39 57 3 0 0.311 0.79 4.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: R Wise (1; N Norman, 1st base); J Kern (0; T Harrah, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Fred Spenn, 1B - Johnny James, 2B - Mike Thompson, 3B - Jeff Brown.
Time of Game: 2:39.
Attendance: 22,424.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Wind 38mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Texas Rangers
1 Toby Harrah 3B 1 Bump Wills 2B
2 Jim Norris CF 2 Billy Sample LF
3 Bobby Bonds RF 3 Al Oliver CF
4 Andre Thornton 1B 4 Johnny Grubb RF
5 Gary Alexander C 5 Buddy Bell 3B
6 Wayne Cage DH 6 Oscar Gamble DH
7 Ted Cox LF 7 Jim Sundberg C
8 Duane Kuiper 2B 8 Mike Jorgensen 1B
9 Tom Veryzer SS 9 Nelson Norman SS
Rick Wise P Doyle Alexander P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 2-0 2 -2- RR TEX A. Oliver R. Wise 13% 88% Home Run; Norman Scores
b1 0-0 2 --- R TEX A. Oliver R. Wise 10% 61% Home Run
t5 0-4 2 123 O CLE A. Thornton J. Kern 6% 93% Flyball: RF
t7 0-4 1 -23 O CLE B. Bonds J. Kern 5% 93% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-0 0 1-- TEX N. Norman R. Wise 5% 75% Single to SS; Jorgensen to 2B

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, Rangers' Doyle Alexander facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE T. Harrah D. Alexander 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE J. Norris D. Alexander 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CLE B. Bonds D. Alexander 1% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Rick Wise facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O TEX B. Wills R. Wise -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- O TEX B. Sample R. Wise -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- R TEX A. Oliver R. Wise 10% 61% Home Run
b1 1-0 2 --- O TEX J. Grubb R. Wise -1% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 1.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Doyle Alexander facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O CLE A. Thornton D. Alexander 2% 63% Strikeout
t2 0-1 1 --- CLE G. Alexander D. Alexander -3% 60% Walk
t2 0-1 1 1-- O CLE W. Cage D. Alexander 3% 63% Strikeout
t2 0-1 2 1-- CLE T. Cox D. Alexander -2% 61% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball); Alexander to 2B
t2 0-1 2 12- O CLE D. Kuiper D. Alexander 5% 66% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Rick Wise facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- O TEX B. Bell R. Wise -2% 64% Strikeout
b2 1-0 1 --- O TEX O. Gamble R. Wise -1% 62% Foul Flyball: 2B
b2 1-0 2 --- O TEX J. Sundberg R. Wise -1% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Doyle Alexander facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- O CLE T. Veryzer D. Alexander 3% 64% Foul Flyball: LF
t3 0-1 1 --- O CLE T. Harrah D. Alexander 2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- O CLE J. Norris D. Alexander 1% 67% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Rick Wise facing 8-9-1
b3 1-0 0 --- TEX M. Jorgensen R. Wise 3% 70% Single to RF
b3 1-0 0 1-- TEX N. Norman R. Wise 5% 75% Single to SS; Jorgensen to 2B
b3 1-0 0 12- TEX B. Wills R. Wise 4% 79% Norman Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Jorgensen to 3B; Norman to 2B
b3 1-0 0 -23 O TEX B. Wills R. Wise -4% 75% Strikeout
b3 1-0 1 -23 RO TEX B. Sample R. Wise 1% 75% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Jorgensen Scores
b3 2-0 2 -2- RR TEX A. Oliver R. Wise 13% 88% Home Run; Norman Scores
b3 4-0 2 --- O TEX J. Grubb R. Wise -0% 88% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 4.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Rangers' Doyle Alexander facing 3-4-5
t4 0-4 0 --- O CLE B. Bonds D. Alexander 2% 89% Flyball: CF
t4 0-4 1 --- CLE A. Thornton D. Alexander -2% 87% Single to LF
t4 0-4 1 1-- CLE G. Alexander D. Alexander -3% 84% Single to LF; Thornton to 2B
t4 0-4 1 12- O CLE W. Cage D. Alexander 4% 88% Flyball: SS
t4 0-4 2 12- O CLE T. Cox D. Alexander 3% 91% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Indians' Rick Wise facing 5-6-7
b4 4-0 0 --- O TEX B. Bell R. Wise -1% 91% Flyball: LF
b4 4-0 1 --- TEX O. Gamble R. Wise 1% 91% Single to RF
b4 4-0 1 1-- O TEX J. Sundberg R. Wise -1% 90% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b4 4-0 2 1-- O TEX M. Jorgensen R. Wise -1% 90% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 4.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Rangers' Doyle Alexander facing 8-9-1
t5 0-4 0 --- CLE D. Kuiper D. Alexander -3% 87% Single to LF
t5 0-4 0 1-- O CLE T. Veryzer D. Alexander 2% 89% Groundout: P-1B; Kuiper to 2B
t5 0-4 1 -2- CLE T. Harrah D. Alexander -2% 86% Walk
t5 0-4 1 12- O CLE J. Norris D. Alexander 3% 89% Groundout: P-1B; Kuiper to 3B; Harrah to 2B
t5 0-4 2 -23 CLE B. Bonds D. Alexander -2% 87% Walk
Jim Kern replaces Doyle Alexander pitching
t5 0-4 2 123 O CLE A. Thornton J. Kern 6% 93% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Indians' Rick Wise facing 9-1-2
b5 4-0 0 --- O TEX N. Norman R. Wise -1% 93% Flyball: RF
b5 4-0 1 --- O TEX B. Wills R. Wise -0% 92% Flyball: LF
b5 4-0 2 --- O TEX B. Sample R. Wise -0% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 4.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Rangers' Jim Kern facing 5-6-7
t6 0-4 0 --- O CLE G. Alexander J. Kern 2% 93% Strikeout
t6 0-4 1 --- O CLE W. Cage J. Kern 1% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-4 2 --- CLE T. Cox J. Kern -1% 94% Single to RF
t6 0-4 2 1-- O CLE D. Kuiper J. Kern 1% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Indians' Rick Wise facing 3-4-5
b6 4-0 0 --- O TEX A. Oliver R. Wise -0% 95% Flyball: CF
b6 4-0 1 --- O TEX J. Grubb R. Wise -0% 94% Groundout: P-1B
b6 4-0 2 --- O TEX B. Bell R. Wise -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 4.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Rangers' Jim Kern facing 9-1-2
t7 0-4 0 --- O CLE T. Veryzer J. Kern 2% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 0-4 1 --- CLE T. Harrah J. Kern -2% 94% Single to LF
t7 0-4 1 1-- CLE J. Norris J. Kern -1% 93% Harrah Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Harrah to 2B
t7 0-4 1 -2- CLE J. Norris J. Kern -2% 91% Walk
t7 0-4 1 12- CLE B. Bonds J. Kern -3% 88% Harrah Steals 3B; Norris Steals 2B
t7 0-4 1 -23 O CLE B. Bonds J. Kern 5% 93% Strikeout Looking
t7 0-4 2 -23 O CLE A. Thornton J. Kern 4% 97% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Indians' Rick Wise facing 6-7-8
b7 4-0 0 --- TEX O. Gamble R. Wise 0% 97% Walk
Paul Reuschel replaces Rick Wise pitching
b7 4-0 0 1-- OO TEX J. Sundberg P. Reuschel -1% 97% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B
b7 4-0 2 --- TEX M. Jorgensen P. Reuschel 0% 97% Double to CF
Pat Putnam pinch hits for Nelson Norman (SS) batting 9th
b7 4-0 2 -2- R TEX P. Putnam P. Reuschel 2% 98% Single to LF; Jorgensen Scores; Putnam to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
Bert Campaneris pinch runs for Pat Putnam (PH) batting 9th
b7 5-0 2 -2- O TEX B. Wills P. Reuschel -0% 98% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 5.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-5, Rangers' Jim Kern facing 5-6-7
Bert Campaneris moves from PR to SS
t8 0-5 0 --- O CLE G. Alexander J. Kern 1% 99% Strikeout
t8 0-5 1 --- O CLE W. Cage J. Kern 0% 99% Strikeout
t8 0-5 2 --- O CLE T. Cox J. Kern 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-0, Indians' Paul Reuschel facing 2-3-4
b8 5-0 0 --- O TEX B. Sample P. Reuschel -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 5-0 1 --- O TEX A. Oliver P. Reuschel -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 5-0 2 --- TEX J. Grubb P. Reuschel 0% 99% Single to CF
b8 5-0 2 1-- TEX B. Bell P. Reuschel 0% 100% Double to RF; Grubb to 3B
Sid Monge replaces Paul Reuschel pitching
John Ellis pinch hits for Oscar Gamble (DH) batting 6th
b8 5-0 2 -23 O TEX J. Ellis S. Monge -0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 5.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-5, Rangers' Jim Kern facing 8-9-1
t9 0-5 0 --- CLE D. Kuiper J. Kern -1% 99% Single to 1B
t9 0-5 0 1-- O CLE T. Veryzer J. Kern 1% 99% Strikeout
t9 0-5 1 1-- O CLE T. Harrah J. Kern 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 0-5 2 1-- CLE J. Norris J. Kern -0% 100% Single to LF; Kuiper to 2B
t9 0-5 2 12- O CLE B. Bonds J. Kern 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 5.

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