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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BAL
5
0
MIN
@CAL
1
7
TOR
@CHW
9
7
BOS
@MIL
12
10
OAK
@SEA
3
4
CLE
@TEX
3
5
ATL
@LAD
10
2
PHI
@NYM
2
3
STL
@PIT
1
3
SDP
@SFG
3
4
Thursday, April 12, 1979, 7:35PM
, Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 15,777, Time of Game: 2:24
Indians
3
1-5
 Lost 4 
7th, 2½ GB
at Rangers
5
4-0
 Won 4 
1st
L: Rick Waits (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         1  0  0   0  1  1   0  0  0    3  6  2
Rangers         0  0  3   1  0  0   0  1  X    5  9  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Toby Harrah 3B 5 2 2 0 0 1 5 .200 .286 .240 .526 0.026 1.10 0.117 -0.091 0.7 0 3 2B,SB
Rick Manning CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.108 1.22 0.161 -0.054 1.3 2 0 2·SB
Bobby Bonds RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .160 .192 .200 .392 -0.132 1.19 0.000 -0.132 -1.2 7 0
Andre Thornton 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .053 .208 .053 .261 -0.091 1.39 0.012 -0.103 -0.5 7 1
Gary Alexander C 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .050 .208 .050 .258 -0.177 1.61 0.000 -0.177 -1.5 3 1
Jim Norris DH 2 1 0 1 2 0 4 .286 .423 .381 .804 0.159 1.34 0.186 -0.027 1.6 SB
Ted Cox LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .158 .238 .158 .396 -0.012 1.89 0.125 -0.137 -0.4 0 1
Duane Kuiper 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .238 .273 .286 .558 -0.079 1.44 0.064 -0.143 -0.6 4 1 GDP
Tom Veryzer SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .100 .143 .150 .293 -0.082 1.06 0.000 -0.082 -0.7 1 3
   Wayne Cage PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .214 .154 .368 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Ron Pruitt PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.051 2.12 0.000 -0.051 -0.3
Rick Waits P 0 1
   Victor Cruz P 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 6 2 4 10 37 .182 .270 .212 .482 -0.331 1.36 0.665 -0.997 -1.6 24 11
2B: T Harrah (1, off F Jenkins).
TB: T Harrah 3; R Manning 2; T Cox; D Kuiper.
GIDP: D Kuiper (1).
RBI: J Norris (1); R Manning (1).
2-out RBI: J Norris.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Veryzer-A Thornton.
E: T Veryzer (2); T Harrah (1).
Outfield Assists: T Cox (B Bell at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: T Harrah (3, 2nd base off F Jenkins/J Sundberg); R Manning 2 (2, 2nd base off F Jenkins/J Sundberg 2); J Norris (4, 2nd base off F Jenkins/J Sundberg).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bump Wills 2B 2 1 0 0 3 0 5 .286 .444 .357 .802 0.103 0.75 0.113 -0.010 0.8 1 3
Billy Sample LF 3 1 1 1 2 0 5 .222 .429 .222 .651 0.149 1.28 0.201 -0.052 1.5 3 0
Al Oliver CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .375 .353 .813 1.165 0.039 1.46 0.116 -0.076 0.2 1 0
Buddy Bell 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .143 .294 .214 .508 0.066 1.58 0.121 -0.055 0.5 0 2
John Ellis 1B 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .200 .167 .200 .367 -0.039 1.09 0.052 -0.091 -0.5 5 0 CS
   Mike Jorgensen 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .286 .375 .429 .804 -0.041 1.33 0.000 -0.041 -0.6 5 0
Jim Sundberg C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .143 .200 .214 .414 -0.023 0.80 0.067 -0.089 -0.5 10 0 2B,GDP
Gary Gray DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.084 0.94 0.000 -0.084 -0.9
   Oscar Gamble PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .333 .556 .833 1.389 0.072 0.54 0.072 0.000 1.0 HR
Dave Roberts RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.056 0.67 0.009 -0.065 -0.3 2 0
Nelson Norman SS 2 1 1 0 1 0 4 .333 .455 .333 .788 -0.019 0.59 0.020 -0.039 -0.3 0 3 SH
Fergie Jenkins P 0 1
   Sparky Lyle P 0 0
Team Totals 31 5 9 4 6 3 38 .290 .405 .419 .825 0.167 1.01 0.771 -0.602 0.9 27 9
2B: J Sundberg (1, off R Waits).
HR: O Gamble (1, off V Cruz, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
SH: N Norman (2, off V Cruz).
TB: O Gamble 4; A Oliver 2; J Sundberg 2; D Roberts; B Bell; J Ellis; B Sample; N Norman.
GIDP: J Sundberg (1).
RBI: B Sample (2); B Bell (1); J Ellis (2); O Gamble (1).
2-out RBI: B Sample.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 1. N Norman-B Wills-J Ellis.
E: J Ellis (1).
Baserunning
CS: J Ellis (1, 2nd base by R Waits/G Alexander).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Waits, L (1-1) 6.1 7 4 3 6 3 0 1.76 32 42 -0.184 1.10 -1.3
Victor Cruz 1.2 2 1 1 0 0 1 4.05 6 2 0 0.016 0.57 0.4
Team Totals 8 9 5 4 6 3 1 4.50 38 42 2 0 -0.168 1.01 -0.9

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Fergie Jenkins, W (2-0) 8.1 6 3 2 4 10 0 2.08 35 67 0.245 1.35 1.1
Sparky Lyle, S (1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 1 0 0.087 1.69 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 3 2 4 10 0 2.00 37 67 1 0 0.332 1.36 1.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Thompson, 1B - Fred Spenn, 2B - Jeff Brown, 3B - Johnny James.
Time of Game: 2:24.
Attendance: 15,777.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Texas Rangers
1 Toby Harrah 3B 1 Bump Wills 2B
2 Rick Manning CF 2 Billy Sample LF
3 Bobby Bonds RF 3 Al Oliver CF
4 Andre Thornton 1B 4 Buddy Bell 3B
5 Gary Alexander C 5 John Ellis 1B
6 Jim Norris DH 6 Jim Sundberg C
7 Ted Cox LF 7 Gary Gray DH
8 Duane Kuiper 2B 8 Dave Roberts RF
9 Tom Veryzer SS 9 Nelson Norman SS
Rick Waits P Fergie Jenkins P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 2-4 0 1-- CLE T. Cox F. Jenkins -13% 60% Single to CF; Norris to 3B
t6 2-4 0 1-3 ROO CLE D. Kuiper F. Jenkins 12% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Norris Scores/No RBI/unER
t1 0-0 2 123 R CLE J. Norris F. Jenkins -9% 38% Walk; Harrah Scores; Manning to 3B; Thornton to 2B
b3 0-1 0 12- TEX A. Oliver R. Waits 9% 63% Single to P; Wills to 3B; Sample to 2B
b3 0-1 0 123 RRO TEX B. Bell R. Waits 8% 71% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Wills Scores; Sample Scores/No RBI; Oliver to 3B; Bell out at 2B/LF-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' Fergie Jenkins facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CLE T. Harrah F. Jenkins -4% 46% Single to LF
t1 0-0 0 1-- CLE R. Manning F. Jenkins -2% 44% Harrah Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- CLE R. Manning F. Jenkins -6% 38% Single to 1B; Harrah to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 CLE B. Bonds F. Jenkins -1% 36% Manning Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -23 O CLE B. Bonds F. Jenkins 5% 42% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 -23 CLE A. Thornton F. Jenkins -1% 40% Walk
t1 0-0 1 123 O CLE G. Alexander F. Jenkins 7% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 123 R CLE J. Norris F. Jenkins -9% 38% Walk; Harrah Scores; Manning to 3B; Thornton to 2B
t1 1-0 2 123 O CLE T. Cox F. Jenkins 6% 45% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 1, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Rick Waits facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- TEX B. Wills R. Waits 4% 49% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- TEX B. Sample R. Waits 6% 54% Walk; Wills to 2B
b1 0-1 0 12- O TEX A. Oliver R. Waits -6% 49% Strikeout
b1 0-1 1 12- O TEX B. Bell R. Waits -4% 45% Flyball: RF; Wills to 3B
b1 0-1 2 1-3 O TEX J. Ellis R. Waits -5% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Rangers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 8-9-1
t2 1-0 0 --- O CLE D. Kuiper F. Jenkins 2% 42% Strikeout Looking
t2 1-0 1 --- O CLE T. Veryzer F. Jenkins 1% 43% Foul Flyball: 1B
t2 1-0 2 --- O CLE T. Harrah F. Jenkins 1% 44% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Rick Waits facing 6-7-8
b2 0-1 0 --- TEX J. Sundberg R. Waits 7% 51% Double to RF
b2 0-1 0 -2- O TEX G. Gray R. Waits -5% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-1 1 -2- O TEX D. Roberts R. Waits -4% 42% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-1 2 -2- O TEX N. Norman R. Waits -4% 39% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Rangers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 2-3-4
t3 1-0 0 --- O CLE R. Manning F. Jenkins 2% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- O CLE B. Bonds F. Jenkins 2% 43% Flyball: LF
t3 1-0 2 --- O CLE A. Thornton F. Jenkins 1% 44% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Rick Waits facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- TEX B. Wills R. Waits 4% 48% Walk
b3 0-1 0 1-- TEX B. Sample R. Waits 7% 55% Walk; Wills to 2B
b3 0-1 0 12- TEX A. Oliver R. Waits 9% 63% Single to P; Wills to 3B; Sample to 2B
b3 0-1 0 123 RRO TEX B. Bell R. Waits 8% 71% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Wills Scores; Sample Scores/No RBI; Oliver to 3B; Bell out at 2B/LF-2B
b3 2-1 1 --3 R TEX J. Ellis R. Waits 5% 77% Single to RF; Oliver Scores/unER
b3 3-1 1 1-- O TEX J. Sundberg R. Waits -3% 74% Ellis Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b3 3-1 2 --- O TEX J. Sundberg R. Waits -1% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Rangers 3.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-3, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 5-6-7
t4 1-3 0 --- O CLE G. Alexander F. Jenkins 3% 76% Groundout: P-1B
t4 1-3 1 --- CLE J. Norris F. Jenkins -3% 73% Walk
t4 1-3 1 1-- O CLE T. Cox F. Jenkins 3% 76% Flyball: RF
t4 1-3 2 1-- CLE D. Kuiper F. Jenkins -1% 75% Norris Steals 2B
t4 1-3 2 -2- CLE D. Kuiper F. Jenkins -1% 74% Walk
t4 1-3 2 12- O CLE T. Veryzer F. Jenkins 5% 79% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Indians' Rick Waits facing 7-8-9
b4 3-1 0 --- O TEX G. Gray R. Waits -2% 77% Strikeout
b4 3-1 1 --- O TEX D. Roberts R. Waits -1% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 3-1 2 --- TEX N. Norman R. Waits 1% 77% Walk
b4 3-1 2 1-- TEX B. Wills R. Waits 1% 78% Walk; Norman to 2B
b4 3-1 2 12- R TEX B. Sample R. Waits 8% 86% Single to CF; Norman Scores; Wills to 2B
b4 4-1 2 12- O TEX A. Oliver R. Waits -2% 84% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Rangers 4.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 1-2-3
t5 1-4 0 --- CLE T. Harrah F. Jenkins -6% 78% Double to RF
t5 1-4 0 -2- R CLE R. Manning F. Jenkins -7% 70% Single to CF; Harrah Scores
t5 2-4 0 1-- O CLE B. Bonds F. Jenkins 4% 75% Flyball: LF
t5 2-4 1 1-- O CLE A. Thornton F. Jenkins 4% 78% Strikeout
t5 2-4 2 1-- CLE G. Alexander F. Jenkins -1% 77% Manning Steals 2B
t5 2-4 2 -2- O CLE G. Alexander F. Jenkins 4% 81% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Indians' Rick Waits facing 4-5-6
b5 4-2 0 --- O TEX B. Bell R. Waits -1% 80% Flyball: CF
b5 4-2 1 --- O TEX J. Ellis R. Waits -1% 79% Foul Flyball: RF
b5 4-2 2 --- O TEX J. Sundberg R. Waits -1% 78% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 4.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 6-7-8
t6 2-4 0 --- CLE J. Norris F. Jenkins -5% 73% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
t6 2-4 0 1-- CLE T. Cox F. Jenkins -13% 60% Single to CF; Norris to 3B
t6 2-4 0 1-3 ROO CLE D. Kuiper F. Jenkins 12% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Norris Scores/No RBI/unER
t6 3-4 2 --- O CLE T. Veryzer F. Jenkins 2% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-3, Indians' Rick Waits facing 7-8-9
b6 4-3 0 --- O TEX G. Gray R. Waits -2% 72% Flyball: RF
b6 4-3 1 --- O TEX D. Roberts R. Waits -2% 70% Flyball: RF
b6 4-3 2 --- TEX N. Norman R. Waits 1% 71% Single to RF
b6 4-3 2 1-- TEX B. Wills R. Waits 2% 73% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Norman to 2B
b6 4-3 2 12- O TEX B. Sample R. Waits -4% 69% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Rangers 4.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-4, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 1-2-3
Mike Jorgensen replaces John Ellis playing 1B batting 5th
t7 3-4 0 --- O CLE T. Harrah F. Jenkins 4% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 3-4 1 --- O CLE R. Manning F. Jenkins 3% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-4 2 --- O CLE B. Bonds F. Jenkins 2% 79% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-3, Indians' Rick Waits facing 3-4-5
b7 4-3 0 --- TEX A. Oliver R. Waits 3% 82% Single to CF
b7 4-3 0 1-- TEX B. Bell R. Waits 4% 86% Single to CF; Oliver to 2B
b7 4-3 0 12- O TEX M. Jorgensen R. Waits -4% 82% Strikeout
Victor Cruz replaces Rick Waits pitching
b7 4-3 1 12- OO TEX J. Sundberg V. Cruz -7% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Rangers 4.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-4, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 4-5-6
t8 3-4 0 --- O CLE A. Thornton F. Jenkins 6% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 3-4 1 --- O CLE G. Alexander F. Jenkins 4% 84% Strikeout
t8 3-4 2 --- O CLE J. Norris F. Jenkins 3% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-3, Indians' Victor Cruz facing 7-8-9
Oscar Gamble pinch hits for Gary Gray (DH) batting 7th
b8 4-3 0 --- R TEX O. Gamble V. Cruz 7% 94% Home Run
b8 5-3 0 --- TEX D. Roberts V. Cruz 1% 95% Single to LF
b8 5-3 0 1-- O TEX N. Norman V. Cruz -0% 94% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Roberts to 2B
b8 5-3 1 -2- O TEX B. Wills V. Cruz -1% 93% Flyball: RF
b8 5-3 2 -2- O TEX B. Sample V. Cruz -1% 92% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Rangers 5.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-5, Rangers' Fergie Jenkins facing 7-8-9
t9 3-5 0 --- O CLE T. Cox F. Jenkins 4% 96% Flyball: RF
t9 3-5 1 --- CLE D. Kuiper F. Jenkins -5% 91% Single to LF
Sparky Lyle replaces Fergie Jenkins pitching
Ron Pruitt pinch hits for Wayne Cage batting 9th
Wayne Cage pinch hits for Tom Veryzer (SS) batting 9th
t9 3-5 1 1-- O CLE R. Pruitt S. Lyle 5% 96% Flyball: LF
t9 3-5 2 1-- O CLE T. Harrah S. Lyle 4% 100% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Rangers 5.

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