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5
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5
6
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2
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4
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6
3
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7
5
Monday, September 17, 1979, 5:31PM
, Exhibition Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:22
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Red Sox
4
82-65
 Lost 2 
3rd, 15 GB
at Blue Jays
5
50-99
 Won 4 
7th, 49 GB
W: Jesse Jefferson (2-10)
L: Dick Drago (9-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         1  0  0   2  0  0   0  1  0    4  8  1
Blue Jays       0  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  3    5  8  2
Winning Run scored with 1 out

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Burleson SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .281 .318 .370 .688 0.003 1.00 0.090 -0.087 -0.2 2 2
Jack Brohamer 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .271 .321 .337 .658 0.048 0.86 0.095 -0.046 0.5 0 0
Fred Lynn CF 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .337 .425 .637 1.062 -0.185 0.74 0.018 -0.203 -1.9 2 0
Jim Rice LF 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .327 .384 .603 .988 -0.008 0.91 0.084 -0.092 -0.1 4 0
Carl Yastrzemski DH 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 .271 .346 .455 .801 0.073 0.94 0.098 -0.025 0.7
Bob Watson 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .307 .372 .474 .846 -0.050 1.37 0.050 -0.100 -0.4 7 0
Butch Hobson 3B 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .256 .295 .495 .789 0.195 1.11 0.231 -0.036 1.3 1 4 HR
Dwight Evans RF 2 0 1 1 2 0 4 .280 .373 .461 .834 0.105 0.98 0.122 -0.017 1.1 4 0 SB
Mike O'Berry C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .190 .255 .262 .517 -0.137 1.11 0.000 -0.137 -1.8 5 0 GDP
Dennis Eckersley P 0 0
   Dick Drago P 0 1
Team Totals 35 4 8 4 5 3 40 .229 .325 .314 .639 0.044 0.99 0.788 -0.743 -0.7 25 7
HR: B Hobson (26, off B Edge, 4th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: B Hobson 4; J Brohamer 2; C Yastrzemski 2; D Evans; F Lynn; J Rice.
GIDP: M O'Berry (3).
RBI: B Hobson 2 (86); J Rice (119); D Evans (53).
2-out RBI: J Rice.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
E: M O'Berry (4).
Baserunning
SB: D Evans (6, 2nd base off B Edge/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 0 0 0 0 0 4 .278 .327 .346 .674 -0.162 1.44 0.000 -0.162 -1.3 3 5
Bob Bailor RF 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .225 .296 .280 .576 -0.095 1.50 0.000 -0.095 -0.7 4 0 SF
Roy Howell 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .253 .317 .406 .723 0.000 0.86 0.011 -0.011 0.0 0 1 HBP
   Dave McKay 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .242 .248 .490 -0.080 1.47 0.000 -0.080 -0.5 0 2
Rico Carty DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .255 .323 .387 .710 0.036 1.27 0.120 -0.084 0.5
John Mayberry 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .281 .377 .474 .852 -0.069 1.35 0.044 -0.113 -0.7 12 0
Rick Bosetti CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .267 .294 .372 .666 0.006 1.25 0.088 -0.081 -0.1 1 0 2B
Joe Cannon LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .214 .220 .260 .479 -0.006 1.56 0.094 -0.100 -0.3 1 0
Rick Cerone C 4 2 2 2 0 1 4 .231 .290 .344 .635 0.775 2.08 0.839 -0.064 2.4 3 0 2B
Luis Gomez 2B 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .239 .267 .277 .545 0.141 1.51 0.177 -0.036 1.3 3 6 2B
Butch Edge P 0 0
   Jesse Jefferson P 0 0
Team Totals 32 5 8 4 1 4 35 .250 .286 .344 .629 0.546 1.45 1.373 -0.826 0.6 27 14
2B: R Bosetti (35, off D Eckersley); L Gomez (6, off D Eckersley); R Cerone (24, off D Drago).
SF: B Bailor (4, off D Eckersley).
HBP: R Howell (5, by D Eckersley).
TB: R Bosetti 3; R Cerone 3; L Gomez 2; R Carty; J Cannon; J Mayberry.
RBI: R Cerone 2 (58); R Carty (51); B Bailor (35).
2-out RBI: R Carty.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Griffin; A Griffin-J Mayberry.
E: L Gomez 2 (3).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Eckersley 7 5 2 2 1 3 0 3.07 28 61 0.266 1.31 1.7
Dick Drago, BS (4), L (9-6) 1.1 3 3 2 0 1 0 2.99 7 0 0 -0.811 2.02 -2.2
Team Totals 8.1 8 5 4 1 4 0 4.32 35 61 0 0 -0.545 1.45 -0.6

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Butch Edge 7.1 7 4 3 5 3 1 4.40 35 48 -0.114 1.06 -0.7
Jesse Jefferson, W (2-10) 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.86 5 2 0 0.069 0.41 1.5
Team Totals 9 8 4 3 5 3 1 3.00 40 48 2 0 -0.045 0.99 0.7
Balks: None.
WP: B Edge 2 (3).
HBP: D Eckersley (5; R Howell).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Deegan, 1B - Jerry Neudecker, 2B - Greg Kosc, 3B - George Maloney.
Time of Game: 2:22.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 75° F.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Toronto Blue Jays
1 Rick Burleson SS 1 Alfredo Griffin SS
2 Jack Brohamer 2B 2 Bob Bailor RF
3 Fred Lynn CF 3 Roy Howell 3B
4 Jim Rice LF 4 Rico Carty DH
5 Carl Yastrzemski DH 5 John Mayberry 1B
6 Bob Watson 1B 6 Rick Bosetti CF
7 Butch Hobson 3B 7 Joe Cannon LF
8 Dwight Evans RF 8 Rick Cerone C
9 Mike O'Berry C 9 Luis Gomez 2B
Dennis Eckersley P Butch Edge P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-4 1 12- RRR TOR R. Cerone D. Drago 80% 100% Double to CF; Bosetti Scores; Cannon Scores; Cerone Scores/Adv on E2 (throw)/No RBI/unER
t4 1-2 1 1-- RR BOS B. Hobson B. Edge -22% 40% Home Run; Yastrzemski Scores
t7 3-2 0 -23 OO BOS F. Lynn B. Edge 16% 32% Line Drive Double Play: SS unassisted
b3 0-1 0 1-- TOR L. Gomez D. Eckersley 12% 61% Double to LF; Cerone to 3B
b3 1-1 2 12- R TOR R. Carty D. Eckersley 12% 67% Single to LF; Gomez Scores; Howell to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Butch Edge facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson B. Edge 2% 52% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t1 0-0 1 --- BOS J. Brohamer B. Edge -2% 50% Single to RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- BOS F. Lynn B. Edge -2% 48% Wild Pitch; Brohamer to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O BOS F. Lynn B. Edge 3% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B; Brohamer to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 R BOS J. Rice B. Edge -8% 43% Single to LF; Brohamer Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- BOS C. Yastrzemski B. Edge -2% 41% Single to RF; Rice to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- O BOS B. Watson B. Edge 4% 45% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 1, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O TOR A. Griffin D. Eckersley -2% 43% Flyball: RF
b1 0-1 1 --- O TOR B. Bailor D. Eckersley -2% 41% Flyball: SS
b1 0-1 2 --- O TOR R. Howell D. Eckersley -1% 40% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Blue Jays' Butch Edge facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- O BOS B. Hobson B. Edge 2% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- BOS D. Evans B. Edge -2% 40% Walk
t2 1-0 1 1-- O BOS M. O'Berry B. Edge 3% 42% Flyball: RF
t2 1-0 2 1-- BOS R. Burleson B. Edge -1% 41% Evans Steals 2B
t2 1-0 2 -2- O BOS R. Burleson B. Edge 3% 44% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O TOR R. Carty D. Eckersley -3% 42% Flyball: LF
b2 0-1 1 --- O TOR J. Mayberry D. Eckersley -2% 40% Flyball: LF
b2 0-1 2 --- TOR R. Bosetti D. Eckersley 2% 43% Double to CF
b2 0-1 2 -2- O TOR J. Cannon D. Eckersley -4% 39% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Blue Jays' Butch Edge facing 2-3-4
t3 1-0 0 --- O BOS J. Brohamer B. Edge 2% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- O BOS F. Lynn B. Edge 2% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-0 2 --- O BOS J. Rice B. Edge 1% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- TOR R. Cerone D. Eckersley 4% 48% Single to RF
b3 0-1 0 1-- TOR L. Gomez D. Eckersley 12% 61% Double to LF; Cerone to 3B
b3 0-1 0 -23 O TOR A. Griffin D. Eckersley -6% 54% Foul Flyball: 3B
b3 0-1 1 -23 RO TOR B. Bailor D. Eckersley -0% 54% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Cerone Scores
b3 1-1 2 -2- TOR R. Howell D. Eckersley 1% 55% Hit By Pitch
b3 1-1 2 12- R TOR R. Carty D. Eckersley 12% 67% Single to LF; Gomez Scores; Howell to 3B
b3 2-1 2 1-3 O TOR J. Mayberry D. Eckersley -5% 62% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 1, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Blue Jays' Butch Edge facing 5-6-7
t4 1-2 0 --- BOS C. Yastrzemski B. Edge -5% 58% Single to CF
t4 1-2 0 1-- O BOS B. Watson B. Edge 4% 62% Strikeout
t4 1-2 1 1-- RR BOS B. Hobson B. Edge -22% 40% Home Run; Yastrzemski Scores
t4 3-2 1 --- O BOS D. Evans B. Edge 2% 42% Flyball: RF
t4 3-2 2 --- O BOS M. O'Berry B. Edge 1% 43% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-3, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 6-7-8
b4 2-3 0 --- O TOR R. Bosetti D. Eckersley -3% 40% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-3 1 --- O TOR J. Cannon D. Eckersley -2% 38% Lineout: SS
b4 2-3 2 --- O TOR R. Cerone D. Eckersley -1% 36% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Blue Jays' Butch Edge facing 1-2-3
Dave McKay replaces Roy Howell playing 3B batting 3rd
t5 3-2 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson B. Edge 2% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 3-2 1 --- O BOS J. Brohamer B. Edge 2% 41% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 3-2 2 --- BOS F. Lynn B. Edge -1% 39% Walk
t5 3-2 2 1-- O BOS J. Rice B. Edge 3% 42% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-3, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 9-1-2
b5 2-3 0 --- TOR L. Gomez D. Eckersley 5% 47% Walk
b5 2-3 0 1-- O TOR A. Griffin D. Eckersley -5% 42% Flyball: LF
b5 2-3 1 1-- O TOR B. Bailor D. Eckersley -3% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B; Gomez to 2B
b5 2-3 2 -2- O TOR D. McKay D. Eckersley -5% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Blue Jays' Butch Edge facing 5-6-7
t6 3-2 0 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski B. Edge 3% 37% Flyball: CF
t6 3-2 1 --- O BOS B. Watson B. Edge 2% 39% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 3-2 2 --- BOS B. Hobson B. Edge -1% 37% Walk
t6 3-2 2 1-- BOS D. Evans B. Edge -2% 35% Walk; Hobson to 2B
t6 3-2 2 12- O BOS M. O'Berry B. Edge 5% 40% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-3, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 4-5-6
b6 2-3 0 --- O TOR R. Carty D. Eckersley -4% 36% Flyball: CF
b6 2-3 1 --- TOR J. Mayberry D. Eckersley 4% 40% Single to RF
b6 2-3 1 1-- O TOR R. Bosetti D. Eckersley -5% 35% Flyball: RF
b6 2-3 2 1-- O TOR J. Cannon D. Eckersley -4% 31% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Blue Jays' Butch Edge facing 1-2-3
t7 3-2 0 --- BOS R. Burleson B. Edge -4% 27% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t7 3-2 0 1-- BOS J. Brohamer B. Edge -6% 22% Single to RF; Burleson to 2B
t7 3-2 0 12- BOS F. Lynn B. Edge -5% 17% Wild Pitch; Burleson to 3B; Brohamer to 2B
t7 3-2 0 -23 OO BOS F. Lynn B. Edge 16% 32% Line Drive Double Play: SS unassisted
t7 3-2 2 --3 O BOS J. Rice B. Edge 5% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-3, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 8-9-1
b7 2-3 0 --- O TOR R. Cerone D. Eckersley -5% 32% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 2-3 1 --- O TOR L. Gomez D. Eckersley -4% 28% Flyball: RF
b7 2-3 2 --- O TOR A. Griffin D. Eckersley -2% 26% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Blue Jays' Butch Edge facing 5-6-7
t8 3-2 0 --- BOS C. Yastrzemski B. Edge -3% 22% Walk
t8 3-2 0 1-- BOS B. Watson B. Edge -5% 17% Reached on E4 (Pop Fly); Yastrzemski to 2B
t8 3-2 0 12- O BOS B. Hobson B. Edge 1% 19% Lineout: RF; Yastrzemski to 3B
t8 3-2 1 1-3 R BOS D. Evans B. Edge -7% 12% Single to CF; Yastrzemski Scores/unER; Watson to 2B
Jesse Jefferson replaces Butch Edge pitching
t8 4-2 1 12- OO BOS M. O'Berry J. Jefferson 5% 17% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Dick Drago facing 2-3-4
Dick Drago replaces Dennis Eckersley pitching
b8 2-4 0 --- O TOR B. Bailor D. Drago -5% 12% Groundout: P-1B
b8 2-4 1 --- O TOR D. McKay D. Drago -3% 9% Strikeout
b8 2-4 2 --- O TOR R. Carty D. Drago -2% 8% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-2, Blue Jays' Jesse Jefferson facing 1-2-3
t9 4-2 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson J. Jefferson 1% 9% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 4-2 1 --- O BOS J. Brohamer J. Jefferson 1% 9% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 4-2 2 --- BOS F. Lynn J. Jefferson -0% 9% Single to LF
t9 4-2 2 1-- O BOS J. Rice J. Jefferson 1% 10% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Dick Drago facing 5-6-7
b9 2-4 0 --- O TOR J. Mayberry D. Drago -5% 5% Flyball: LF
b9 2-4 1 --- TOR R. Bosetti D. Drago 6% 11% Single to LF
b9 2-4 1 1-- TOR J. Cannon D. Drago 9% 20% Single to RF; Bosetti to 2B
b9 2-4 1 12- RRR TOR R. Cerone D. Drago 80% 100% Double to CF; Bosetti Scores; Cannon Scores; Cerone Scores/Adv on E2 (throw)/No RBI/unER
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 5.

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