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Scores
Standings
MIL
@BOS
9
6
 
(10)
SEA
@CAL
1
8
TOR
@CHW
1
6
TOR
@CHW
6
0
DET
@KCR
5
11
OAK
@MIN
7
9
CLE
@TEX
2
5
MON
@NYM
5
2
PIT
@PHI
14
11
LAD
@SFG
7
4
CHC
@STL
7
3
Saturday, August 11, 1979, 7:30PM
, Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 21,902, Time of Game: 2:15
Indians
2
58-58
 Lost 1 
6th, 19 GB
at Rangers
5
60-56
 Won 1 
4th, 5½ GB
W: Brian Allard (1-0)
L: Mike Paxton (7-7)
S: Jim Kern (19)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   1  0  0   1  0  0    2  5  0
Rangers         1  0  3   0  0  0   0  1  X    5  9  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Hargrove LF 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .255 .369 .366 .734 0.057 0.77 0.111 -0.054 1.0 2 0 HR,CS
Rick Manning CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .266 .328 .314 .642 -0.097 0.96 0.000 -0.097 -1.1 5 0
Toby Harrah SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .280 .391 .418 .809 -0.060 0.59 0.000 -0.060 -0.7 2 3
Andre Thornton 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .233 .343 .444 .787 0.002 0.55 0.036 -0.034 0.0 9 0
Cliff Johnson DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .270 .337 .483 .820 0.036 0.81 0.089 -0.053 0.2 2B
Jim Norris RF 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .256 .329 .357 .686 -0.065 1.04 0.000 -0.065 -0.3 4 0
Gary Alexander C 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .221 .306 .396 .702 -0.036 0.69 0.000 -0.036 -0.3 1 0
   Ron Hassey PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .262 .311 .320 .630 -0.047 1.70 0.000 -0.047 -0.4 0 0
Duane Kuiper 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .251 .312 .290 .602 -0.032 1.04 0.029 -0.062 -0.2 0 1
Ted Cox 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .224 .281 .315 .596 -0.076 1.00 0.000 -0.076 -0.7 1 2 GDP
   Dell Alston PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .279 .360 .395 .755 -0.025 0.99 0.000 -0.025 -0.2
   Dave Rosello 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .300 .571 .871 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Paxton P 0 0
   Victor Cruz P 0 0
   Sid Monge P 0 0
Team Totals 30 2 5 2 2 6 32 .167 .219 .300 .519 -0.343 0.82 0.265 -0.609 -2.6 24 6
2B: C Johnson (11, off B Allard).
HR: M Hargrove (5, off B Allard, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: M Hargrove 5; C Johnson 2; A Thornton; D Kuiper.
GIDP: T Cox (6).
RBI: M Hargrove (31); J Norris (25).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Harrah-A Thornton.
Baserunning
CS: M Hargrove (4, 2nd base by B Allard/J Sundberg).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mickey Rivers CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .272 .300 .390 .690 -0.056 0.55 0.000 -0.056 -0.9 2 0
Buddy Bell SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .305 .333 .453 .786 0.016 0.40 0.040 -0.024 -0.0 1 6 2B
Al Oliver LF 3 2 2 1 1 0 4 .326 .360 .483 .843 0.094 0.49 0.100 -0.005 1.3 2 0
Richie Zisk RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .277 .352 .426 .778 -0.007 0.55 0.046 -0.053 0.1 1 0 2B,SB
John Ellis DH 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .280 .314 .452 .766 0.102 0.63 0.137 -0.035 1.7 SB
   LaRue Washington PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .250 .200 .450 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Pat Putnam 1B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .283 .328 .467 .795 -0.022 0.48 0.005 -0.027 -0.3 10 1
   Billy Sample PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .257 .339 .375 .715 0.011 0.54 0.011 0.000 0.0 SF
   Mike Jorgensen 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .312 .418 .731 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Eric Soderholm 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .253 .309 .396 .705 -0.008 0.39 0.020 -0.028 -0.7 0 2 2B
Jim Sundberg C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .263 .325 .370 .695 -0.053 0.65 0.000 -0.053 -0.9 6 1
Larvell Blanks 2B 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .207 .267 .276 .543 0.079 0.48 0.096 -0.016 0.7 3 3 HR
Brian Allard P 0 0
   Jim Kern P 1 0
Team Totals 31 5 9 5 2 1 34 .290 .324 .484 .807 0.156 0.52 0.455 -0.297 0.9 27 13
2B: B Bell (31, off M Paxton); E Soderholm (13, off M Paxton); R Zisk (15, off M Paxton).
HR: L Blanks (1, off M Paxton, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: B Sample (3, off S Monge).
TB: L Blanks 4; R Zisk 3; J Ellis 2; E Soderholm 2; A Oliver 2; B Bell 2.
RBI: J Ellis 2 (52); A Oliver (53); L Blanks (15); B Sample (28).
2-out RBI: J Ellis 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Bell-L Blanks-P Putnam; J Sundberg-B Bell.
Baserunning
SB: J Ellis (2, 2nd base off M Paxton/G Alexander); R Zisk (1, 2nd base off M Paxton/G Alexander).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Paxton, L (7-7) 5.1 8 4 4 1 1 1 5.89 24 36 -0.184 0.57 -1.8
Victor Cruz 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.69 2 2 0 0.030 0.61 0.9
Sid Monge 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 2.33 8 0 0 -0.002 0.32 0.0
Team Totals 8 9 5 5 2 1 1 5.62 34 36 2 0 -0.156 0.52 -0.9

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Brian Allard, W (1-0) 6.1 5 2 2 1 4 1 4.32 23 58 0.147 0.77 1.2
Jim Kern, S (19) 2.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.38 9 2 1 0.196 0.95 1.4
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 2 6 1 2.00 32 58 2 1 0.343 0.82 2.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Terry Cooney, 1B - Mike Reilly, 2B - Dan Morrison, 3B - Dale Ford.
Time of Game: 2:15.
Attendance: 21,902.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Texas Rangers
1 Mike Hargrove LF 1 Mickey Rivers CF
2 Rick Manning CF 2 Buddy Bell SS
3 Toby Harrah SS 3 Al Oliver LF
4 Andre Thornton 1B 4 Richie Zisk RF
5 Cliff Johnson DH 5 John Ellis DH
6 Jim Norris RF 6 Pat Putnam 1B
7 Gary Alexander C 7 Eric Soderholm 3B
8 Duane Kuiper 2B 8 Jim Sundberg C
9 Ted Cox 3B 9 Larvell Blanks 2B
Mike Paxton P Brian Allard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 2-0 2 -23 RR TEX J. Ellis M. Paxton 11% 89% Single to CF; Oliver Scores; Zisk Scores
b3 1-0 0 --- R TEX L. Blanks M. Paxton 10% 76% Home Run
t7 1-4 1 1-- CLE C. Johnson B. Allard -9% 80% Double to LF; Thornton to 3B
b1 0-0 1 -2- R TEX A. Oliver M. Paxton 8% 65% Single to CF; Bell Scores
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO CLE R. Manning B. Allard 7% 54% Double Play: Strikeout, Hargrove Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)

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' Brian Allard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CLE M. Hargrove B. Allard -4% 46% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO CLE R. Manning B. Allard 7% 54% Double Play: Strikeout, Hargrove Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- O CLE T. Harrah B. Allard 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O TEX M. Rivers M. Paxton -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- TEX B. Bell M. Paxton 4% 57% Double to RF
b1 0-0 1 -2- R TEX A. Oliver M. Paxton 8% 65% Single to CF; Bell Scores
b1 1-0 1 1-- OO TEX R. Zisk M. Paxton -4% 60% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 1.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Brian Allard facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O CLE A. Thornton B. Allard 2% 63% Flyball: 2B
t2 0-1 1 --- O CLE C. Johnson B. Allard 2% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- O CLE J. Norris B. Allard 1% 66% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- O TEX J. Ellis M. Paxton -2% 64% Flyball: CF
b2 1-0 1 --- O TEX P. Putnam M. Paxton -1% 62% Flyball: SS
b2 1-0 2 --- TEX E. Soderholm M. Paxton 2% 64% Double to CF
b2 1-0 2 -2- O TEX J. Sundberg M. Paxton -3% 61% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Brian Allard facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- O CLE G. Alexander B. Allard 3% 64% Strikeout
t3 0-1 1 --- CLE D. Kuiper B. Allard -3% 61% Single to CF
t3 0-1 1 1-- OO CLE T. Cox B. Allard 6% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- R TEX L. Blanks M. Paxton 10% 76% Home Run
b3 2-0 0 --- O TEX M. Rivers M. Paxton -2% 75% Strikeout Looking
b3 2-0 1 --- O TEX B. Bell M. Paxton -1% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 2-0 2 --- TEX A. Oliver M. Paxton 1% 75% Single to CF
b3 2-0 2 1-- TEX R. Zisk M. Paxton 2% 77% Double to RF; Oliver to 3B
b3 2-0 2 -23 RR TEX J. Ellis M. Paxton 11% 89% Single to CF; Oliver Scores; Zisk Scores
b3 4-0 2 1-- TEX P. Putnam M. Paxton 0% 89% Ellis Steals 2B
b3 4-0 2 -2- O TEX P. Putnam M. Paxton -1% 88% Flyball: 3B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Rangers 4.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Rangers' Brian Allard facing 1-2-3
t4 0-4 0 --- R CLE M. Hargrove B. Allard -6% 81% Home Run
t4 1-4 0 --- O CLE R. Manning B. Allard 2% 84% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 1-4 1 --- O CLE T. Harrah B. Allard 1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-4 2 --- O CLE A. Thornton B. Allard 1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 7-8-9
b4 4-1 0 --- O TEX E. Soderholm M. Paxton -1% 85% Flyball: RF
b4 4-1 1 --- O TEX J. Sundberg M. Paxton -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 4-1 2 --- O TEX L. Blanks M. Paxton -1% 84% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Rangers 4.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Rangers' Brian Allard facing 5-6-7
t5 1-4 0 --- O CLE C. Johnson B. Allard 2% 86% Strikeout
t5 1-4 1 --- O CLE J. Norris B. Allard 2% 88% Flyball: LF
t5 1-4 2 --- O CLE G. Alexander B. Allard 1% 88% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 1-2-3
b5 4-1 0 --- O TEX M. Rivers M. Paxton -1% 88% Flyball: CF
b5 4-1 1 --- O TEX B. Bell M. Paxton -1% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 4-1 2 --- O TEX A. Oliver M. Paxton -1% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Rangers 4.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Rangers' Brian Allard facing 8-9-1
t6 1-4 0 --- O CLE D. Kuiper B. Allard 2% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-4 1 --- O CLE T. Cox B. Allard 2% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-4 2 --- CLE M. Hargrove B. Allard -1% 89% Walk
t6 1-4 2 1-- O CLE R. Manning B. Allard 2% 91% Foul Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Indians' Mike Paxton facing 4-5-6
b6 4-1 0 --- TEX R. Zisk M. Paxton 1% 92% Single to 3B
b6 4-1 0 1-- TEX J. Ellis M. Paxton 1% 93% Zisk Steals 2B
b6 4-1 0 -2- O TEX J. Ellis M. Paxton -1% 92% Flyball: RF
b6 4-1 1 -2- TEX P. Putnam M. Paxton 0% 92% Walk
Victor Cruz replaces Mike Paxton pitching
b6 4-1 1 12- O TEX E. Soderholm V. Cruz -1% 91% Flyball: LF
b6 4-1 2 12- O TEX J. Sundberg V. Cruz -2% 89% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Rangers 4.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Rangers' Brian Allard facing 3-4-5
t7 1-4 0 --- O CLE T. Harrah B. Allard 2% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 1-4 1 --- CLE A. Thornton B. Allard -3% 89% Single to 3B
t7 1-4 1 1-- CLE C. Johnson B. Allard -9% 80% Double to LF; Thornton to 3B
Jim Kern replaces Brian Allard pitching
t7 1-4 1 -23 RO CLE J. Norris J. Kern 4% 84% Groundout: 1B-P; Thornton Scores; Johnson to 3B
Ron Hassey pinch hits for Gary Alexander (C) batting 7th
t7 2-4 2 --3 O CLE R. Hassey J. Kern 5% 89% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Indians' Sid Monge facing 9-1-2
Sid Monge replaces Victor Cruz pitching
Ron Hassey moves from PH to C
b7 4-2 0 --- O TEX L. Blanks S. Monge -1% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 4-2 1 --- O TEX M. Rivers S. Monge -1% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 4-2 2 --- O TEX B. Bell S. Monge -1% 86% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 4.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Rangers' Jim Kern facing 8-9-1
t8 2-4 0 --- O CLE D. Kuiper J. Kern 4% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
Dell Alston pinch hits for Ted Cox (3B) batting 9th
t8 2-4 1 --- O CLE D. Alston J. Kern 2% 93% Strikeout
t8 2-4 2 --- O CLE M. Hargrove J. Kern 1% 94% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Indians' Sid Monge facing 3-4-5
Dave Rosello replaces Dell Alston (PH) playing 3B batting 9th
b8 4-2 0 --- TEX A. Oliver S. Monge 1% 95% Walk
b8 4-2 0 1-- O TEX R. Zisk S. Monge -1% 94% Flyball: 1B
b8 4-2 1 1-- TEX J. Ellis S. Monge 2% 96% Single to RF; Oliver to 3B
Billy Sample pinch hits for Pat Putnam (1B) batting 6th
LaRue Washington pinch runs for John Ellis (DH) batting 5th
b8 4-2 1 1-3 RO TEX B. Sample S. Monge 1% 97% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Oliver Scores
b8 5-2 2 1-- O TEX E. Soderholm S. Monge -0% 97% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 5.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Rangers' Jim Kern facing 2-3-4
Mike Jorgensen replaces Billy Sample (PH) playing 1B batting 6th
t9 2-5 0 --- O CLE R. Manning J. Kern 2% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 2-5 1 --- O CLE T. Harrah J. Kern 1% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 2-5 2 --- CLE A. Thornton J. Kern -1% 99% Walk
t9 2-5 2 1-- O CLE C. Johnson J. Kern 1% 100% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Rangers 5.

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