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4
Friday, September 30, 1988, 7:36
, Exhibition Stadium
Attendance: 32,374, Time of Game: 1:52
Orioles
0
54-105
 Lost 2 
7th, 34½ GB
at Blue Jays
4
85-75
 Won 4 
5th, 4 GB
W: Dave Stieb (16-8)
L: Jeff Ballard (8-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  1  1
Blue Jays       1  0  0   0  3  0   0  0  X    4  8  0

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joe Orsulak RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .288 .332 .424 .756 11 8 0.007 0.69 0.047 -0.040 -0.3 3 0 HBP
Pete Stanicek 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .236 .318 .319 .637 10 4 -0.095 0.96 0.016 -0.111 -0.7 4 3 GDP
Cal Ripken SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .264 .370 .433 .803 12 7 -0.053 0.55 0.000 -0.053 -0.7 2 3
Eddie Murray 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .285 .363 .477 .840 6 5 -0.068 0.91 0.000 -0.068 -0.7 5 1
Terry Kennedy C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .226 .269 .299 .568 7 6 -0.046 0.62 0.000 -0.046 -0.5 4 0
Larry Sheets DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .229 .301 .336 .636 12 8 -0.029 0.37 0.000 -0.029 -0.3
Brady Anderson CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .207 .266 .282 .548 8 4 -0.051 0.66 0.000 -0.051 -0.7 4 0
Ken Gerhart LF 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .195 .257 .346 .603 10 6 -0.028 0.56 0.000 -0.028 -0.3 2 0
   Jeff Stone PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .164 .215 .180 .396 1 1 -0.004 0.16 0.000 -0.004 -0.2
Craig Worthington 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .173 .253 .267 .520 7 4 -0.017 0.34 0.000 -0.017 -0.2 0 1
   Jim Traber PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .218 .259 .310 .569 6 4 0.003 0.07 0.003 0.000 0.1
Jeff Ballard P 0 0
Team Totals 26 0 1 0 1 4 28 .038 .107 .038 .146 90 57 -0.381 0.60 0.066 -0.447 -4.4 24 8
HBP: J Orsulak (3, by D Stieb).
TB: J Traber.
GIDP: P Stanicek (8).
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 0 for 0.
Fielding
DP: 2. P Stanicek-E Murray-C Ripken-E Murray-P Stanicek; P Stanicek-C Ripken-E Murray.
E: P Stanicek (4).

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Fernandez SS 3 2 2 1 1 0 4 .287 .336 .382 .718 15 7 0.223 0.81 0.231 -0.008 1.7 2 2 3B
Kelly Gruber 3B 4 0 2 3 0 0 4 .276 .327 .437 .765 12 6 0.098 0.90 0.150 -0.052 1.2 1 3 3B,GDP
Jesse Barfield RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .242 .299 .420 .719 12 9 0.014 0.61 0.046 -0.032 -0.2 2 0
George Bell LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .269 .305 .443 .748 14 9 -0.105 0.59 0.000 -0.105 -1.7 0 0 GDP
Pat Borders C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .273 .285 .448 .733 7 7 -0.046 0.43 0.000 -0.046 -0.7 4 0
Fred McGriff 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .280 .371 .547 .918 8 6 -0.043 0.56 0.000 -0.043 -0.6 16 1
Cecil Fielder DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .231 .291 .434 .725 5 4 -0.016 0.40 0.013 -0.029 0.6
Nelson Liriano 2B 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .262 .295 .326 .621 15 8 0.004 0.28 0.014 -0.009 0.4 0 3
Rob Ducey CF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .306 .340 .408 .748 11 6 -0.008 0.61 0.018 -0.026 -0.7 1 0
Dave Stieb P 1 3
Team Totals 30 4 8 4 2 3 32 .267 .313 .400 .713 99 62 0.121 0.59 0.472 -0.350 0.1 27 12
3B: T Fernandez (3, off J Ballard); K Gruber (5, off J Ballard).
TB: K Gruber 4; T Fernandez 4; C Fielder; R Ducey; J Barfield; N Liriano.
GIDP: G Bell (21); K Gruber (20).
RBI: K Gruber 3 (80); T Fernandez (68).
2-out RBI: K Gruber 2; T Fernandez.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. F McGriff-T Fernandez; D Stieb-F McGriff.

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jeff Ballard, L (8-12) 8 8 4 4 2 3 0 4.40 32 99 62 43 6 13 9 18 7 0 51 -0.120 0.59 -0.1
Team Totals 8 8 4 4 2 3 0 4.50 32 99 62 43 6 13 9 18 7 0 51 -0.120 0.59 -0.1

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Stieb, W (16-8) 9 1 0 0 1 4 0 3.04 28 90 57 36 8 13 14 8 4 0 88 0.380 0.60 4.4
Team Totals 9 1 0 0 1 4 0 0.00 28 90 57 36 8 13 14 8 4 0 88 0.380 0.60 4.4
Balks: None.
WP: J Ballard (2).
HBP: D Stieb (13; J Orsulak).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Drew Coble, 1B - Larry McCoy, 2B - Don Denkinger, 3B - Tim McClelland.
Time of Game: 1:52.
Attendance: 32,374.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 63° F, Wind 5mph out to Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         Toronto Blue Jays
1 Joe Orsulak RF 1 Tony Fernandez SS
2 Pete Stanicek 2B 2 Kelly Gruber 3B
3 Cal Ripken SS 3 Jesse Barfield RF
4 Eddie Murray 1B 4 George Bell LF
5 Terry Kennedy C 5 Pat Borders C
6 Larry Sheets DH 6 Fred McGriff 1B
7 Brady Anderson CF 7 Cecil Fielder DH
8 Ken Gerhart LF 8 Nelson Liriano 2B
9 Craig Worthington 3B 9 Rob Ducey CF
Jeff Ballard P Dave Stieb P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-0 2 12- 5,(3-1)  R TOR T. Fernandez J. Ballard 12% 82% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Liriano Scores; Ducey to 3B; Fernandez to 2B/Adv on throw
b5 2-0 2 -23 2,(1-0)  RR TOR K. Gruber J. Ballard 11% 93% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Ducey Scores; Fernandez Scores
t4 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO BAL P. Stanicek D. Stieb 10% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS
b1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TOR T. Fernandez J. Ballard 9% 64% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b1 1-0 0 12- 3,(1-1)  OO TOR G. Bell J. Ballard -9% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Gruber to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O BAL J. Orsulak D. Stieb 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O BAL P. Stanicek D. Stieb 2% 54% Lineout: 1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O BAL C. Ripken D. Stieb 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jeff Ballard facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TOR T. Fernandez J. Ballard 9% 64% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b1 0-0 0 --3 5,(2-2)  R TOR K. Gruber J. Ballard 4% 68% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Fernandez Scores
b1 1-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  TOR J. Barfield J. Ballard 5% 72% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Gruber to 2B
b1 1-0 0 12- 3,(1-1)  OO TOR G. Bell J. Ballard -9% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Gruber to 3B
b1 1-0 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O TOR P. Borders J. Ballard -3% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BAL E. Murray D. Stieb 2% 63% Flyball: 3B
t2 0-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BAL T. Kennedy D. Stieb 2% 65% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O BAL L. Sheets D. Stieb 1% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Jeff Ballard facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR F. McGriff J. Ballard -2% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR C. Fielder J. Ballard -1% 63% Flyball: 2B
b2 1-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR N. Liriano J. Ballard -1% 62% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O BAL B. Anderson D. Stieb 3% 64% Flyball: RF
t3 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BAL K. Gerhart D. Stieb 2% 66% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O BAL C. Worthington D. Stieb 1% 67% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Jeff Ballard facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TOR R. Ducey J. Ballard -2% 65% Lineout: RF
b3 1-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  TOR T. Fernandez J. Ballard 2% 67% Walk
b3 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO TOR K. Gruber J. Ballard -5% 63% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B-SS-1B-2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 1-2-3
t4 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  BAL J. Orsulak D. Stieb -5% 58% Hit By Pitch
t4 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO BAL P. Stanicek D. Stieb 10% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS
t4 0-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O BAL C. Ripken D. Stieb 1% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Jeff Ballard facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TOR J. Barfield J. Ballard -2% 67% Flyball: LF
b4 1-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O TOR G. Bell J. Ballard -1% 65% Flyball: RF
b4 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR P. Borders J. Ballard -1% 64% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 4-5-6
t5 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BAL E. Murray D. Stieb 3% 68% Lineout: CF
t5 0-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O BAL T. Kennedy D. Stieb 2% 70% Groundout: P-1B
t5 0-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O BAL L. Sheets D. Stieb 1% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Jeff Ballard facing 6-7-8
b5 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR F. McGriff J. Ballard -2% 69% Flyball: CF
b5 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR C. Fielder J. Ballard -2% 68% Flyball: CF
b5 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  TOR N. Liriano J. Ballard 1% 69% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b5 1-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  TOR R. Ducey J. Ballard 2% 71% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Liriano to 2B
b5 1-0 2 12- 5,(3-1)  R TOR T. Fernandez J. Ballard 12% 82% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Liriano Scores; Ducey to 3B; Fernandez to 2B/Adv on throw
b5 2-0 2 -23 2,(1-0)  RR TOR K. Gruber J. Ballard 11% 93% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Ducey Scores; Fernandez Scores
b5 4-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O TOR J. Barfield J. Ballard -1% 92% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 4.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-4, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 7-8-9
t6 0-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BAL B. Anderson D. Stieb 2% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 0-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BAL K. Gerhart D. Stieb 1% 95% Strikeout Looking
t6 0-4 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O BAL C. Worthington D. Stieb 1% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 4-0, Orioles' Jeff Ballard facing 4-5-6
b6 4-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O TOR G. Bell J. Ballard -0% 95% Lineout: SS
b6 4-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR P. Borders J. Ballard -0% 95% Flyball: 2B
b6 4-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O TOR F. McGriff J. Ballard -0% 95% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 4.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-4, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 1-2-3
t7 0-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BAL J. Orsulak D. Stieb 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 0-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  BAL P. Stanicek D. Stieb -2% 94% Walk
t7 0-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO BAL C. Ripken D. Stieb 3% 97% Line Drive Double Play: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 4-0, Orioles' Jeff Ballard facing 7-8-9
b7 4-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TOR C. Fielder J. Ballard 1% 98% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Fielder to 2B/Adv on E4 (throw to 1B)
b7 4-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  TOR N. Liriano J. Ballard 0% 98% Wild Pitch; Fielder to 3B
b7 4-0 0 --3 7,(3-2)  TOR N. Liriano J. Ballard 0% 99% Walk
b7 4-0 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  O TOR R. Ducey J. Ballard -1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-0 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  O TOR T. Fernandez J. Ballard -1% 97% Flyball: RF
b7 4-0 2 1-3 4,(3-0)  O TOR K. Gruber J. Ballard -1% 97% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 4.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-4, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 4-5-6
t8 0-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BAL E. Murray D. Stieb 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 0-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BAL T. Kennedy D. Stieb 1% 99% Lineout: RF
t8 0-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O BAL L. Sheets D. Stieb 0% 99% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 4-0, Orioles' Jeff Ballard facing 3-4-5
b8 4-0 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O TOR J. Barfield J. Ballard -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR G. Bell J. Ballard -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 4-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O TOR P. Borders J. Ballard -0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 4.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-4, Blue Jays' Dave Stieb facing 7-8-9
t9 0-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BAL B. Anderson D. Stieb 1% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
Jeff Stone pinch hits for Ken Gerhart (LF) batting 8th
t9 0-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL J. Stone D. Stieb 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
Jim Traber pinch hits for Craig Worthington (3B) batting 9th
t9 0-4 2 --- 6,(2-2)  BAL J. Traber D. Stieb -0% 100% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line)
t9 0-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O BAL J. Orsulak D. Stieb 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Blue Jays 4.

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