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SEA
@BAL
3
8
OAK
@BOS
2
11
KCR
@CHW
3
5
MIL
@DET
5
1
CLE
@MIN
3
4
CAL
@NYY
4
1
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@TOR
3
1
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@HOU
5
3
MON
@LAD
0
7
CIN
@PIT
8
4
NYM
@SDP
4
0
PHI
@SFG
1
2
ATL
@STL
3
0
Friday, May 11, 1979, 7:33PM
, Exhibition Stadium
Attendance: 12,153, Time of Game: 1:55
Rangers
3
16-13
 Won 1 
3rd, 5 GB
at Blue Jays
1
8-23
 Lost 5 
7th, 12½ GB
W: Jon Matlack (1-2)
L: Jim Clancy (2-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         1  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    3  7  0
Blue Jays       1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  6  0

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Sample LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .280 .406 .366 .772 0.093 1.16 0.165 -0.072 0.8 1 0 2B,GDP
Buddy Bell 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .205 .272 .321 .593 -0.088 1.00 0.000 -0.088 -1.1 1 10 SH
Al Oliver CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .330 .376 .470 .846 0.017 0.76 0.044 -0.027 0.3 2 0
Richie Zisk RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .227 .284 .307 .591 -0.056 0.56 0.000 -0.056 -0.8 2 0
Pat Putnam 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .267 .286 .400 .686 -0.068 0.82 0.009 -0.077 -0.5 15 1
   Mike Jorgensen PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .340 .468 .808 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 3 0
Johnny Grubb DH 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .196 .262 .339 .602 0.009 0.65 0.044 -0.036 0.3
Jim Sundberg C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .206 .279 .299 .578 0.074 1.14 0.111 -0.037 0.2 1 0 SB
Bump Wills 2B 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 .219 .308 .276 .585 0.042 1.03 0.054 -0.012 0.6 2 4 IW
Nelson Norman SS 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .206 .267 .235 .502 -0.059 1.52 0.011 -0.070 -1.4 0 5
Jon Matlack P 0 1
Team Totals 31 3 7 3 4 2 36 .226 .314 .258 .572 -0.036 0.96 0.438 -0.475 -1.7 27 21
2B: B Sample (7, off J Clancy).
SH: B Bell (3, off J Clancy).
IBB: B Wills (1, by J Jefferson).
TB: B Sample 3; A Oliver; R Zisk; P Putnam; J Grubb; J Sundberg.
GIDP: B Sample (3).
RBI: B Sample (8); A Oliver (21); N Norman (5).
2-out RBI: B Sample.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Bell-P Putnam; B Bell-B Wills-P Putnam.
Baserunning
SB: J Sundberg (1, 2nd base off J Clancy/R Cerone).

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alfredo Griffin SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .211 .297 .263 .560 -0.066 1.25 0.065 -0.131 -0.3 2 6 CS
Bob Bailor RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .256 .315 .308 .623 0.054 1.05 0.098 -0.044 0.6 1 1
Rick Bosetti CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .286 .305 .405 .710 -0.152 1.37 0.000 -0.152 -1.2 2 0 GDP
Rico Carty DH 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 .296 .375 .480 .855 -0.053 1.40 0.007 -0.060 -0.4 SF
Otto Velez LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .264 .361 .547 .908 -0.064 0.80 0.000 -0.064 -0.5 0 0
Bob Robertson 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .077 .143 .308 .451 -0.073 0.94 0.000 -0.073 -0.6 14 1
Roy Howell 3B 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .263 .336 .379 .715 0.035 1.24 0.081 -0.045 0.4 4 4 SB
Dave McKay 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .198 .243 .238 .481 -0.133 1.37 0.000 -0.133 -1.1 2 4
Rick Cerone C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .224 .315 .347 .662 -0.086 1.05 0.000 -0.086 -0.7 2 0
Jim Clancy P 0 0
   Jesse Jefferson P 0 0
Team Totals 29 1 6 1 0 0 30 .207 .200 .207 .407 -0.538 1.17 0.251 -0.788 -3.7 27 16
SF: R Carty (1, off J Matlack).
TB: R Howell 2; B Bailor 2; A Griffin 2.
GIDP: R Bosetti (7).
RBI: R Carty (13).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. D McKay-A Griffin-B Robertson.
Outfield Assists: B Bailor (A Oliver at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: R Howell (1, 2nd base off J Matlack/J Sundberg).
CS: A Griffin (4, 2nd base by J Matlack POCS).

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jon Matlack, W (1-2) 9 6 1 1 0 0 0 4.86 30 71 0.537 1.17 3.7
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 0 0 0 1.00 30 71 0.537 1.17 3.7

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Clancy, L (2-5) 6.1 5 3 3 3 2 0 4.40 25 50 -0.033 1.17 0.4
Jesse Jefferson 2.2 2 0 0 1 0 0 3.52 11 0 0 0.070 0.48 1.3
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 4 2 0 3.00 36 50 0 0 0.037 0.96 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: J Jefferson (1; B Wills).
Pickoffs: J Matlack (1; A Griffin, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Alan Contant, 1B - Derryl Cousins, 2B - Rich Panas, 3B - Joe Sawchuk.
Time of Game: 1:55.
Attendance: 12,153.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Texas Rangers         Toronto Blue Jays
1 Billy Sample LF 1 Alfredo Griffin SS
2 Buddy Bell 3B 2 Bob Bailor RF
3 Al Oliver CF 3 Rick Bosetti CF
4 Richie Zisk RF 4 Rico Carty DH
5 Pat Putnam 1B 5 Otto Velez LF
6 Johnny Grubb DH 6 Bob Robertson 1B
7 Jim Sundberg C 7 Roy Howell 3B
8 Bump Wills 2B 8 Dave McKay 2B
9 Nelson Norman SS 9 Rick Cerone C
Jon Matlack P Jim Clancy P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 2-1 2 1-3 R TEX B. Sample J. Clancy 11% 74% Single to SS; Sundberg Scores; Norman to 2B
t5 1-1 1 1-- TEX J. Sundberg J. Clancy 8% 59% Single to CF; Grubb to 3B
b6 1-3 1 1-- OO TOR R. Bosetti J. Matlack 8% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t1 0-0 0 --- TEX B. Sample J. Clancy 6% 56% Double to RF
t3 1-1 1 1-- OO TEX B. Sample J. Clancy -6% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- TEX B. Sample J. Clancy 6% 56% Double to RF
t1 0-0 0 -2- O TEX B. Bell J. Clancy -2% 54% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Sample to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 RO TEX A. Oliver J. Clancy 2% 56% Groundout: SS-1B; Sample Scores
t1 1-0 2 --- O TEX R. Zisk J. Clancy -1% 55% Foul Flyball: 1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- TOR A. Griffin J. Matlack -4% 51% Single to P
b1 0-1 0 1-- TOR B. Bailor J. Matlack -6% 46% Single to RF (Pop Fly); Griffin to 2B
b1 0-1 0 12- O TOR R. Bosetti J. Matlack 3% 48% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Griffin to 3B
b1 0-1 1 1-3 RO TOR R. Carty J. Matlack -1% 48% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Griffin Scores
b1 1-1 2 1-- O TOR O. Velez J. Matlack 2% 50% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 5-6-7
t2 1-1 0 --- O TEX P. Putnam J. Clancy -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-1 1 --- O TEX J. Grubb J. Clancy -2% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 1-1 2 --- O TEX J. Sundberg J. Clancy -1% 45% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 1-1, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- O TOR B. Robertson J. Matlack 2% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 1-1 1 --- TOR R. Howell J. Matlack -3% 45% Single to CF
b2 1-1 1 1-- OO TOR D. McKay J. Matlack 5% 50% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 8-9-1
t3 1-1 0 --- TEX B. Wills J. Clancy 4% 54% Walk
t3 1-1 0 1-- O TEX N. Norman J. Clancy -4% 50% Flyball: RF
t3 1-1 1 1-- OO TEX B. Sample J. Clancy -6% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 1-1, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 9-1-2
b3 1-1 0 --- O TOR R. Cerone J. Matlack 3% 47% Flyball: CF
b3 1-1 1 --- TOR A. Griffin J. Matlack -3% 44% Single to LF
b3 1-1 1 1-- O TOR B. Bailor J. Matlack 5% 49% Griffin Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS-1B)
b3 1-1 2 --- O TOR B. Bailor J. Matlack 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 2-3-4
t4 1-1 0 --- O TEX B. Bell J. Clancy -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-1 1 --- O TEX A. Oliver J. Clancy -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-1 2 --- O TEX R. Zisk J. Clancy -1% 44% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 1-1, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 3-4-5
b4 1-1 0 --- O TOR R. Bosetti J. Matlack 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-1 1 --- O TOR R. Carty J. Matlack 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-1 2 --- O TOR O. Velez J. Matlack 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 5-6-7
t5 1-1 0 --- O TEX P. Putnam J. Clancy -3% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 1-1 1 --- TEX J. Grubb J. Clancy 3% 50% Walk
t5 1-1 1 1-- TEX J. Sundberg J. Clancy 8% 59% Single to CF; Grubb to 3B
t5 1-1 1 1-3 TEX B. Wills J. Clancy 3% 61% Sundberg Steals 2B
t5 1-1 1 -23 TEX B. Wills J. Clancy 1% 62% Walk
t5 1-1 1 123 RO TEX N. Norman J. Clancy 1% 64% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Grubb Scores; Sundberg to 3B
t5 2-1 2 1-3 R TEX B. Sample J. Clancy 11% 74% Single to SS; Sundberg Scores; Norman to 2B
t5 3-1 2 12- O TEX B. Bell J. Clancy -3% 71% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 3, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-3, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 6-7-8
b5 1-3 0 --- O TOR B. Robertson J. Matlack 3% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-3 1 --- TOR R. Howell J. Matlack -4% 70% Single to CF
b5 1-3 1 1-- TOR D. McKay J. Matlack -2% 68% Howell Steals 2B
b5 1-3 1 -2- O TOR D. McKay J. Matlack 5% 73% Flyball: C
b5 1-3 2 -2- O TOR R. Cerone J. Matlack 4% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 3, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 3-4-5
t6 3-1 0 --- TEX A. Oliver J. Clancy 3% 80% Single to RF
t6 3-1 0 1-- O TEX R. Zisk J. Clancy -3% 78% Single to RF; Oliver out at 3B/RF-3B
t6 3-1 1 1-- O TEX P. Putnam J. Clancy -2% 76% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t6 3-1 2 1-- O TEX J. Grubb J. Clancy -2% 74% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 3, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-3, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 1-2-3
b6 1-3 0 --- O TOR A. Griffin J. Matlack 4% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 1-3 1 --- TOR B. Bailor J. Matlack -4% 73% Single to CF
b6 1-3 1 1-- OO TOR R. Bosetti J. Matlack 8% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Blue Jays' Jim Clancy facing 7-8-9
t7 3-1 0 --- O TEX J. Sundberg J. Clancy -2% 80% Flyball: CF
Jesse Jefferson replaces Jim Clancy pitching
t7 3-1 1 --- O TEX B. Wills J. Jefferson -1% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 3-1 2 --- O TEX N. Norman J. Jefferson -1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-3, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 4-5-6
b7 1-3 0 --- O TOR R. Carty J. Matlack 4% 82% Flyball: LF
b7 1-3 1 --- O TOR O. Velez J. Matlack 3% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 1-3 2 --- O TOR B. Robertson J. Matlack 2% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Blue Jays' Jesse Jefferson facing 1-2-3
t8 3-1 0 --- O TEX B. Sample J. Jefferson -1% 85% Foul Flyball: 3B
t8 3-1 1 --- O TEX B. Bell J. Jefferson -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 3-1 2 --- O TEX A. Oliver J. Jefferson -1% 83% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-3, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 7-8-9
b8 1-3 0 --- O TOR R. Howell J. Matlack 5% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 1-3 1 --- O TOR D. McKay J. Matlack 3% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 1-3 2 --- O TOR R. Cerone J. Matlack 2% 92% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Blue Jays' Jesse Jefferson facing 4-5-6
t9 3-1 0 --- O TEX R. Zisk J. Jefferson -1% 91% Foul Flyball: 3B
t9 3-1 1 --- TEX P. Putnam J. Jefferson 1% 92% Single to CF
Mike Jorgensen pinch runs for Pat Putnam (1B) batting 5th
t9 3-1 1 1-- TEX J. Grubb J. Jefferson 1% 93% Single to LF; Jorgensen to 2B
t9 3-1 1 12- O TEX J. Sundberg J. Jefferson -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B; Jorgensen to 3B; Grubb to 2B
t9 3-1 2 -23 TEX B. Wills J. Jefferson 0% 93% Intentional Walk
t9 3-1 2 123 O TEX N. Norman J. Jefferson -2% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Rangers 3, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-3, Rangers' Jon Matlack facing 1-2-3
Mike Jorgensen moves from PR to 1B
b9 1-3 0 --- O TOR A. Griffin J. Matlack 5% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 1-3 1 --- O TOR B. Bailor J. Matlack 3% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 1-3 2 --- O TOR R. Bosetti J. Matlack 2% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Blue Jays 1.

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