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NYY
@MIL
4
5
OAK
@MIN
2
13
CAL
@SEA
10
12
BOS
@TEX
3
2
 
(12)
DET
@TOR
1
0
CIN
@HOU
0
3
SFG
@LAD
10
12
PHI
@MON
0
1
CHC
@PIT
3
4
 
(10)
ATL
@SDP
1
3
NYM
@STL
6
9
Thursday, May 31, 1979, 7:37PM
, Exhibition Stadium
Attendance: 12,423, Time of Game: 1:52
Tigers
1
22-21
 Won 6 
5th, 5½ GB
at Blue Jays
0
12-38
 Lost 5 
7th, 19 GB
W: Pat Underwood (1-0)
L: Tom Underwood (0-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  6  0
Blue Jays       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  3  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron LeFlore CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .299 .761 -0.049 0.87 0.026 -0.075 -0.4 3 0
   Lynn Jones CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .671 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Lou Whitaker 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 .309 .837 -0.030 0.91 0.061 -0.091 -0.3 2 2 CS
Steve Kemp LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .362 1.035 -0.135 0.98 0.000 -0.135 -1.1 2 0 GDP
Rusty Staub DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .819 -0.097 0.94 0.000 -0.097 -0.8
Jason Thompson 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .297 .831 -0.050 0.68 0.009 -0.059 -0.3 11 0
Lance Parrish C 3 0 1 0 1 1 .331 .897 0.020 0.77 0.060 -0.040 0.2 5 1
Jerry Morales RF 3 1 2 1 0 0 .242 .684 0.247 1.53 0.269 -0.023 1.1 2 0 HR
Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .268 .654 -0.122 1.47 0.000 -0.122 -1.1 0 3
Alan Trammell SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .560 -0.089 1.09 0.000 -0.089 -0.7 2 3
Pat Underwood P 0 2
   Dave Tobik P 0 0
   John Hiller P 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 6 1 2 6 .194 .533 -0.305 0.99 0.425 -0.731 -3.7 27 11
HR: J Morales (4, off T Underwood; 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: J Morales 5; L Whitaker 2; R LeFlore; L Parrish.
GIDP: S Kemp (4).
RBI: J Morales (14).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Baserunning
CS: L Whitaker (4, 2nd base by T Underwood/R Cerone).

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alfredo Griffin SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 .278 .725 0.095 1.60 0.170 -0.075 -0.3 3 3 2B,SH
Bob Bailor RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .584 -0.229 2.04 0.000 -0.229 -1.0 3 0
Roy Howell 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .264 .713 -0.210 1.88 0.000 -0.210 -0.8 0 1
Rico Carty DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 .257 .731 0.028 1.08 0.080 -0.053 0.2 2B
Otto Velez 1B-LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .231 .809 -0.094 1.00 0.000 -0.094 -0.7 7 0
Rick Bosetti CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .552 -0.122 1.51 0.000 -0.122 -0.7 3 0
Danny Ainge 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 .324 .696 -0.101 1.99 0.070 -0.172 -0.6 2 1
Rick Cerone C 2 0 0 0 1 0 .196 .592 -0.019 1.79 0.050 -0.069 0.0 6 1
Al Woods LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 .270 .696 -0.061 1.25 0.000 -0.061 -0.5 2 0
   Bob Robertson PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .120 .454 -0.091 3.53 0.000 -0.091 -0.2 1 0
Tom Underwood P 0 4
Team Totals 28 0 3 0 1 5 .107 .317 -0.804 1.69 0.370 -1.176 -4.7 27 10
2B: R Carty (9, off P Underwood); A Griffin (7, off P Underwood).
SH: A Griffin (7, off P Underwood).
TB: R Carty 2; A Griffin 2; D Ainge.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Underwood-A Griffin-O Velez.
PB: R Cerone (4).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: D Ainge (2nd base by P Underwood).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Pat Underwood, W (1-0) 8.1 3 0 0 1 4 0 0.00 28 80 0.518 1.46 4.0
Dave Tobik, H (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.93 1 1 0 0.141 4.92 0.4
John Hiller, S (4) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.58 1 1 0 0.147 5.10 0.3
Team Totals 9 3 0 0 1 5 0 0.00 30 80 2 0 0.806 1.69 4.7

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Underwood, L (0-7) 9 6 1 1 2 6 1 4.80 33 75 0.305 0.99 3.7
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 2 6 1 1.00 33 75 0.305 0.99 3.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: P Underwood (1; D Ainge, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Evans, 1B - Ted Hendry, 2B - Fred Spenn, 3B - Larry Barnett.
Time of Game: 1:52.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Toronto Blue Jays
1 Ron LeFlore CF 1 Alfredo Griffin SS
2 Lou Whitaker 2B 2 Bob Bailor RF
3 Steve Kemp LF 3 Roy Howell 3B
4 Rusty Staub DH 4 Rico Carty DH
5 Jason Thompson 1B 5 Otto Velez 1B
6 Lance Parrish C 6 Rick Bosetti CF
7 Jerry Morales RF 7 Danny Ainge 2B
8 Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 8 Rick Cerone C
9 Alan Trammell SS 9 Al Woods LF
Pat Underwood P Tom Underwood P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 0-0 0 --- R DET J. Morales T. Underwood 24% 74% Home Run
b9 0-1 1 --- TOR A. Griffin P. Underwood -17% 71% Double to LF
b9 0-1 2 -2- O TOR R. Howell J. Hiller 15% 100% Strikeout
b9 0-1 1 -2- O TOR B. Bailor D. Tobik 14% 85% Flyball: RF
b8 0-1 2 -2- O TOR B. Robertson P. Underwood 10% 83% Ainge Picked off 2B (P-2B)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET R. LeFlore T. Underwood -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- DET L. Whitaker T. Underwood 2% 50% Single to CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O DET S. Kemp T. Underwood -4% 46% Whitaker Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- O DET S. Kemp T. Underwood -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Pat Underwood facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O TOR A. Griffin P. Underwood 2% 47% Flyball: SS
b1 0-0 1 --- O TOR B. Bailor P. Underwood 2% 49% Lineout: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- O TOR R. Howell P. Underwood 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O DET R. Staub T. Underwood -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O DET J. Thompson T. Underwood -2% 46% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- DET L. Parrish T. Underwood 1% 47% Single to LF
t2 0-0 2 1-- DET J. Morales T. Underwood 3% 50% Single to RF; Parrish to 3B
t2 0-0 2 1-3 O DET A. Rodriguez T. Underwood -5% 45% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Pat Underwood facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O TOR R. Carty P. Underwood 2% 47% Flyball: 2B
b2 0-0 1 --- O TOR O. Velez P. Underwood 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 2 --- O TOR R. Bosetti P. Underwood 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O DET A. Trammell T. Underwood -3% 47% Flyball: 2B
t3 0-0 1 --- O DET R. LeFlore T. Underwood -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 2 --- O DET L. Whitaker T. Underwood -1% 44% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Pat Underwood facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O TOR D. Ainge P. Underwood 3% 47% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 1 --- O TOR R. Cerone P. Underwood 2% 49% Flyball: SS
b3 0-0 2 --- O TOR A. Woods P. Underwood 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O DET S. Kemp T. Underwood -3% 47% Groundout: P-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O DET R. Staub T. Underwood -2% 45% Foul Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 2 --- O DET J. Thompson T. Underwood -1% 44% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Pat Underwood facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- O TOR A. Griffin P. Underwood 3% 47% Flyball: LF
b4 0-0 1 --- O TOR B. Bailor P. Underwood 2% 49% Lineout: LF
b4 0-0 2 --- O TOR R. Howell P. Underwood 1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 6-7-8
t5 0-0 0 --- DET L. Parrish T. Underwood 5% 55% Walk
t5 0-0 0 1-- O DET J. Morales T. Underwood -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B; Parrish to 2B
t5 0-0 1 -2- O DET A. Rodriguez T. Underwood -5% 48% Strikeout
t5 0-0 2 -2- O DET A. Trammell T. Underwood -5% 43% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Pat Underwood facing 4-5-6
b5 0-0 0 --- TOR R. Carty P. Underwood -8% 35% Double to CF
b5 0-0 0 -2- O TOR O. Velez P. Underwood 6% 41% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-0 1 -2- O TOR R. Bosetti P. Underwood 5% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-0 2 -2- O TOR D. Ainge P. Underwood 5% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 1-2-3
t6 0-0 0 --- O DET R. LeFlore T. Underwood -3% 47% Groundout: P-1B
t6 0-0 1 --- DET L. Whitaker T. Underwood 4% 50% Single to CF
t6 0-0 1 1-- OO DET S. Kemp T. Underwood -8% 42% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Pat Underwood facing 8-9-1
b6 0-0 0 --- TOR R. Cerone P. Underwood -5% 37% Walk
b6 0-0 0 1-- O TOR A. Woods P. Underwood 5% 42% Strikeout
b6 0-0 1 1-- O TOR A. Griffin P. Underwood 3% 45% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Cerone to 2B
b6 0-0 2 -2- O TOR B. Bailor P. Underwood 5% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 4-5-6
t7 0-0 0 --- O DET R. Staub T. Underwood -4% 46% Foul Flyball: 1B
t7 0-0 1 --- O DET J. Thompson T. Underwood -3% 43% Strikeout Looking
t7 0-0 2 --- O DET L. Parrish T. Underwood -2% 41% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Pat Underwood facing 3-4-5
b7 0-0 0 --- O TOR R. Howell P. Underwood 4% 45% Flyball: CF
b7 0-0 1 --- O TOR R. Carty P. Underwood 3% 48% Flyball: CF
b7 0-0 2 --- O TOR O. Velez P. Underwood 2% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 7-8-9
t8 0-0 0 --- R DET J. Morales T. Underwood 24% 74% Home Run
t8 1-0 0 --- O DET A. Rodriguez T. Underwood -2% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 1-0 1 --- O DET A. Trammell T. Underwood -2% 70% Flyball: CF
t8 1-0 2 --- DET R. LeFlore T. Underwood 1% 71% Single to RF
t8 1-0 2 1-- DET L. Whitaker T. Underwood 1% 73% Passed Ball; LeFlore to 2B
t8 1-0 2 -2- O DET L. Whitaker T. Underwood -4% 69% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Pat Underwood facing 6-7-8
Lynn Jones replaces Ron LeFlore playing CF batting 1st
b8 0-1 0 --- O TOR R. Bosetti P. Underwood 6% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 0-1 1 --- TOR D. Ainge P. Underwood -7% 68% Single to CF
b8 0-1 1 1-- O TOR R. Cerone P. Underwood 5% 73% Groundout: P-1B; Ainge to 2B
Bob Robertson pinch hits for Al Woods (LF) batting 9th
b8 0-1 2 -2- O TOR B. Robertson P. Underwood 10% 83% Ainge Picked off 2B (P-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Blue Jays' Tom Underwood facing 3-4-5
Bob Robertson moves from PH to 1B
Otto Velez moves from 1B to LF
t9 1-0 0 --- O DET S. Kemp T. Underwood -2% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 1-0 1 --- O DET R. Staub T. Underwood -1% 80% Strikeout
t9 1-0 2 --- DET J. Thompson T. Underwood 1% 81% Walk
t9 1-0 2 1-- O DET L. Parrish T. Underwood -2% 79% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Pat Underwood facing 9-1-2
b9 0-1 0 --- O TOR B. Robertson P. Underwood 9% 88% Groundout: C-1B
b9 0-1 1 --- TOR A. Griffin P. Underwood -17% 71% Double to LF
Dave Tobik replaces Pat Underwood pitching
b9 0-1 1 -2- O TOR B. Bailor D. Tobik 14% 85% Flyball: RF
John Hiller replaces Dave Tobik pitching
b9 0-1 2 -2- O TOR R. Howell J. Hiller 15% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Blue Jays 0.

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