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NYY  5
@BOS  4
Standings at end of play this day

Fenway Park, Attendance: 32,925

Monday, October 2, 1978, 2:30PM
Time of Game: 2:52
Yankees
5
100-63
Won 1
1st
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  0   0  0  0   4  1  0    5  8  0
Red Sox         0  1  0   0  0  1   0  2  0    4 11  0
W: Ron Guidry (25-3), L: Mike Torrez (16-13), S: Rich Gossage (27)
Red Sox
4
99-64
Lost 1
2nd, 1 GB

Batting Stats

New York Yankees             AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit  Str   PO   A  Details
M Rivers CF                   2   1   1   0    2   0  .265  .699              2   0   2B,2·SB
  P Blair PH-CF               1   0   1   0    0   0  .176  .495              0   0   
T Munson C                    5   0   1   1    0   3  .297  .705              7   1   2B
L Piniella RF                 4   0   1   0    0   0  .314  .806              4   0   
R Jackson DH                  4   1   1   1    0   0  .274  .834              0   0   HR
G Nettles 3B                  4   0   0   0    0   1  .276  .803              1   3   
C Chambliss 1B                4   1   1   0    0   0  .274  .703              8   0   
R White LF                    3   1   1   0    1   1  .269  .742              4   0   
  G Thomasson LF              0   0   0   0    0   0  .233  .671              1   0   
B Doyle 2B                    2   0   0   0    0   0  .192  .385              0   0   
  J Spencer PH                1   0   0   0    0   0  .227  .735              0   0   
  F Stanley 2B                1   0   0   0    0   0  .219  .606              0   0   
B Dent SS                     4   1   1   3    0   1  .243  .603              0   2   HR

R Guidry P                                                                    0   1
  R Gossage P                                                                 0   0
Totals                       35   5   8   0    3   6                         27   7
Batting Events
2B: M Rivers (25, off M Torrez); T Munson (27, off B Stanley).
HR: B Dent (5, off M Torrez; 7th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF); R Jackson (27, off B Stanley; 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
TB: R Jackson 4; B Dent 4; T Munson 2; M Rivers 2; R White; L Piniella; P Blair; C Chambliss.
RBI: B Dent 3 (40); R Jackson (97); T Munson (71).
2-out RBI: B Dent 3; T Munson.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding Events
PB: T Munson (8).
Baserunning Events
SB: M Rivers 2 (25, 2nd base off M Torrez/C Fisk, 2nd base off B Stanley/C Fisk).
Boston Red Sox               AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit  Str   PO   A  Details
R Burleson SS                 4   1   1   0    1   1  .248  .633              4   2   2B
J Remy 2B                     4   1   2   0    0   0  .278  .671              2   5   2B,SH
J Rice RF                     5   0   1   1    0   1  .315  .970              4   0   
C Yastrzemski LF              5   2   2   2    0   1  .277  .790              2   0   HR
C Fisk C                      3   0   1   0    1   0  .284  .841              5   1   IW
F Lynn CF                     4   0   1   1    0   0  .298  .872              1   0   
B Hobson DH                   4   0   1   0    0   1  .250  .720              0   0   
G Scott 1B                    4   0   2   0    0   2  .233  .684              8   0   2B
J Brohamer 3B                 1   0   0   0    0   0  .234  .612              1   1   SH
  B Bailey PH                 1   0   0   0    0   1  .191  .679              0   0   
  F Duffy 3B                  0   0   0   0    0   0  .260  .614              0   0   
  D Evans PH                  1   0   0   0    0   0  .247  .784              0   0   

M Torrez P                                                                    0   0
  B Stanley P                                                                 0   0
  A Hassler P                                                                 0   0
  D Drago P                                                                   0   0
Totals                       36   4  11   0    2   7                         27   9
Batting Events
2B: J Remy (24, off R Gossage); G Scott (16, off R Guidry); R Burleson (32, off R Guidry).
HR: C Yastrzemski (17, off R Guidry; 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SH: J Remy (14, off R Guidry); J Brohamer (4, off R Guidry).
IBB: C Fisk (6, by R Guidry).
TB: C Yastrzemski 5; J Remy 3; G Scott 3; R Burleson 2; J Rice; F Lynn; B Hobson; C Fisk.
RBI: C Yastrzemski 2 (81); J Rice (139); F Lynn (82).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 13.

Pitching Stats

New York Yankees              IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str  Ct·Sw·Lk   GB·FB·LD· ?   GmSc  IR-IS   LevI    WPA
R Guidry, W (25-3)             6.1   6   2   2    1   5   1   1.74   26     -       ·  ·      7· 7· 0· 6     57    -     0.89   0.06
R Gossage, S (27)              2.2   5   2   2    1   2   0   2.01   14     -       ·  ·      1· 5· 0· 5          1-0    3.52   0.22
Totals                         9    11   4   4    2   7   1          40     -       ·  ·      8·12· 0·11          1-0 
Boston Red Sox                IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str  Ct·Sw·Lk   GB·FB·LD· ?   GmSc  IR-IS   LevI    WPA
M Torrez, L (16-13)            6.2   5   4   4    3   4   1   3.96   28     -       ·  ·      5·11· 0· 5     49    -     1.27  -0.10
B Stanley                      0.1   2   1   1    0   0   1   2.60    3     -       ·  ·      0· 1· 0· 2          1-1    0.97  -0.18
A Hassler                      1.2   1   0   0    0   2   0   3.87    6     -       ·  ·      3· 0· 0· 1          0-0    0.40   0.04
D Drago                        0.1   0   0   0    0   0   0   3.03    1     -       ·  ·      1· 0· 0· 0          1-0    0.72   0.02
Totals                         9     8   5   5    3   6   2          38     -       ·  ·      9·12· 0· 8          2-1 
B Stanley faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R Guidry (1; C Fisk).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Jim Evans, 2B - Al Clark, 3B - Steve Palermo.
Time of Game: 2:52.
Attendance: 32,925.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, No Precipitation.

Lineups

   New York Yankees                          Boston Red Sox                               
1. Mickey Rivers                CF       1. Rick Burleson                SS
2. Thurman Munson                C       2. Jerry Remy                   2B
3. Lou Piniella                 RF       3. Jim Rice                     RF
4. Reggie Jackson               DH       4. Carl Yastrzemski             LF
5. Graig Nettles                3B       5. Carlton Fisk                  C
6. Chris Chambliss              1B       6. Fred Lynn                    CF
7. Roy White                    LF       7. Butch Hobson                 DH
8. Brian Doyle                  2B       8. George Scott                 1B
9. Bucky Dent                   SS       9. Jack Brohamer                3B

   Ron Guidry                    P          Mike Torrez                   P

Top 5 Plays

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Inn Out RoB R/O Pit(cnt) wWPA wWE Score @Bat Batter Pitcher Play Description
t7 2 12- RRR 46% 64% 0-2 NYY B. Dent M. Torrez Home Run; Chambliss Scores; White Scores
b9 2 1-3 O 21% 100% 4-5 BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Gossage Popfly: 3B
b8 1 12- R -15% 59% 3-5 BOS F. Lynn R. Gossage Single to LF; Yastrzemski Scores; Fisk to 2B
b9 1 12- O 14% 79% 4-5 BOS J. Rice R. Gossage Flyball: RF; Burleson to 3B
t7 2 -2- R 13% 80% 3-2 NYY T. Munson B. Stanley Double to CF; Rivers Scores

Play By Play

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Inn Out RoB R/O Pit(cnt) wWPA wWE Score @Bat Batter Pitcher Play Description
Top of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 1-2-3
t1 0 --- 3% 53% 0-0 NYY M. Rivers M. Torrez Walk
t1 0 1-- 2% 56% 0-0 NYY T. Munson M. Torrez Rivers Steals 2B
t1 0 -2- O -4% 52% 0-0 NYY T. Munson M. Torrez Strikeout
t1 1 -2- O -3% 48% 0-0 NYY L. Piniella M. Torrez Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 2 -2- O -3% 45% 0-0 NYY R. Jackson M. Torrez Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 1-2-3
b1 0 --- O 2% 47% 0-0 BOS R. Burleson R. Guidry Strikeout
b1 1 --- O 2% 49% 0-0 BOS J. Remy R. Guidry Flyball: LF
b1 2 --- O 1% 50% 0-0 BOS J. Rice R. Guidry Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 5-6-7
t2 0 --- O -2% 48% 0-0 NYY G. Nettles M. Torrez Flyball: SS
t2 1 --- O -2% 46% 0-0 NYY C. Chambliss M. Torrez Flyball: 1B
t2 2 --- O -1% 45% 0-0 NYY R. White M. Torrez Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 4-5-6
b2 0 --- R -10% 35% 0-0 BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Guidry Home Run
b2 0 --- O 2% 37% 1-0 BOS C. Fisk R. Guidry Flyball: LF
b2 1 --- O 1% 38% 1-0 BOS F. Lynn R. Guidry Flyball: CF
b2 2 --- O 1% 39% 1-0 BOS B. Hobson R. Guidry Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 8-9-1
t3 0 --- O -3% 36% 0-1 NYY B. Doyle M. Torrez Flyball: 2B
t3 1 --- O -2% 34% 0-1 NYY B. Dent M. Torrez Flyball: RF
t3 2 --- 3% 37% 0-1 NYY M. Rivers M. Torrez Double to RF
t3 2 -2- O -4% 33% 0-1 NYY T. Munson M. Torrez Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 8-9-1
b3 0 --- -6% 28% 1-0 BOS G. Scott R. Guidry Double to CF
b3 0 -2- O 1% 29% 1-0 BOS J. Brohamer R. Guidry Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice; Scott to 3B
b3 1 --3 O 6% 34% 1-0 BOS R. Burleson R. Guidry Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 2 --3 O 4% 38% 1-0 BOS J. Remy R. Guidry Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 3-4-5
t4 0 --- 5% 42% 0-1 NYY L. Piniella M. Torrez Single to SS
t4 0 1-- O -4% 38% 0-1 NYY R. Jackson M. Torrez Flyball: RF
t4 1 1-- O -4% 35% 0-1 NYY G. Nettles M. Torrez Flyball: SS
t4 2 1-- O -3% 31% 0-1 NYY C. Chambliss M. Torrez Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 3-4-5
b4 0 --- O 2% 34% 1-0 BOS J. Rice R. Guidry Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1 --- O 1% 35% 1-0 BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Guidry Strikeout
b4 2 --- O 1% 36% 1-0 BOS C. Fisk R. Guidry Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 7-8-9
t5 0 --- 5% 42% 0-1 NYY R. White M. Torrez Walk
t5 0 1-- O -3% 39% 0-1 NYY B. Doyle M. Torrez Groundout: 2B-1B; White to 2B
t5 1 -2- O -5% 34% 0-1 NYY B. Dent M. Torrez Flyball: SS
t5 2 -2- O -5% 29% 0-1 NYY M. Rivers M. Torrez Fielder's Choice SS; White out at 3B/SS-3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 6-7-8
b5 0 --- O 2% 31% 1-0 BOS F. Lynn R. Guidry Groundout: P-1B
b5 1 --- -2% 29% 1-0 BOS B. Hobson R. Guidry Single to 3B
b5 1 1-- O 3% 32% 1-0 BOS G. Scott R. Guidry Strikeout
b5 2 1-- O 2% 34% 1-0 BOS J. Brohamer R. Guidry Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 2-3-4
t6 0 --- O -4% 31% 0-1 NYY T. Munson M. Torrez Strikeout
t6 1 --- O -3% 28% 0-1 NYY L. Piniella M. Torrez Flyball: CF
t6 2 --- O -2% 26% 0-1 NYY R. Jackson M. Torrez Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 1-2-3
b6 0 --- -6% 20% 1-0 BOS R. Burleson R. Guidry Double to LF
b6 0 -2- O 1% 21% 1-0 BOS J. Remy R. Guidry Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Burleson to 3B
b6 1 --3 R -6% 16% 1-0 BOS J. Rice R. Guidry Single to CF; Burleson Scores
b6 1 1-- O 1% 17% 2-0 BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Guidry Groundout: 1B unassisted; Rice to 2B
b6 2 -2- -0% 16% 2-0 BOS C. Fisk R. Guidry Intentional Walk
b6 2 12- O 3% 19% 2-0 BOS F. Lynn R. Guidry Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Mike Torrez facing 5-6-7
t7 0 --- O -4% 15% 0-2 NYY G. Nettles M. Torrez Flyball: RF
t7 1 --- 4% 19% 0-2 NYY C. Chambliss M. Torrez Single to LF
t7 1 1-- 6% 25% 0-2 NYY R. White M. Torrez Single to CF; Chambliss to 2B
Jim Spencer pinch hits for Brian Doyle (2B) batting 8th
t7 1 12- O -7% 18% 0-2 NYY J. Spencer M. Torrez Flyball: LF
t7 2 12- RRR 46% 64% 0-2 NYY B. Dent M. Torrez Home Run; Chambliss Scores; White Scores
t7 2 --- 1% 66% 3-2 NYY M. Rivers M. Torrez Walk
Bob Stanley replaces Mike Torrez pitching
t7 2 1-- 1% 67% 3-2 NYY T. Munson B. Stanley Rivers Steals 2B
t7 2 -2- R 13% 80% 3-2 NYY T. Munson B. Stanley Double to CF; Rivers Scores
t7 2 -2- O -2% 78% 4-2 NYY L. Piniella B. Stanley Flyball: RF
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 4, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-4, Yankees' Ron Guidry facing 7-8-9
Fred Stanley replaces Jim Spencer (PH) playing 2B batting 8th
b7 0 --- O 4% 81% 2-4 BOS B. Hobson R. Guidry Strikeout
b7 1 --- -5% 77% 2-4 BOS G. Scott R. Guidry Single to RF
Rich Gossage replaces Ron Guidry pitching; Bob Bailey pinch hits for Jack Brohamer (3B) batting 9th
b7 1 1-- -2% 75% 2-4 BOS B. Bailey R. Gossage Passed Ball; Scott to 2B
b7 1 -2- O 6% 81% 2-4 BOS B. Bailey R. Gossage Strikeout
b7 2 -2- O 5% 86% 2-4 BOS R. Burleson R. Gossage Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 4, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-2, Red Sox' Bob Stanley facing 4-5-6
Frank Duffy replaces Bob Bailey (PH) playing 3B batting 9th
t8 0 --- R 7% 93% 4-2 NYY R. Jackson B. Stanley Home Run
Andy Hassler replaces Bob Stanley pitching
t8 0 --- O -1% 92% 5-2 NYY G. Nettles A. Hassler Strikeout
t8 1 --- O -1% 91% 5-2 NYY C. Chambliss A. Hassler Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2 --- O -0% 91% 5-2 NYY R. White A. Hassler Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Yankees' Rich Gossage facing 2-3-4
b8 0 --- -7% 84% 2-5 BOS J. Remy R. Gossage Double to RF
b8 0 -2- O 5% 90% 2-5 BOS J. Rice R. Gossage Flyball: RF
b8 1 -2- R -8% 82% 2-5 BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Gossage Single to CF; Remy Scores
b8 1 1-- -8% 74% 3-5 BOS C. Fisk R. Gossage Single to CF; Yastrzemski to 2B
b8 1 12- R -15% 59% 3-5 BOS F. Lynn R. Gossage Single to LF; Yastrzemski Scores; Fisk to 2B
b8 1 12- O 12% 71% 4-5 BOS B. Hobson R. Gossage Flyball: RF
b8 2 12- O 12% 83% 4-5 BOS G. Scott R. Gossage Strikeout
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 5, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-4, Red Sox' Andy Hassler facing 8-9-1
t9 0 --- O -2% 81% 5-4 NYY F. Stanley A. Hassler Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 1 --- O -1% 80% 5-4 NYY B. Dent A. Hassler Strikeout
Paul Blair pinch hits for Mickey Rivers (CF) batting 1st
t9 2 --- 1% 81% 5-4 NYY P. Blair A. Hassler Single to LF
Dick Drago replaces Andy Hassler pitching
t9 2 1-- O -2% 79% 5-4 NYY T. Munson D. Drago Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 5, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 4-5, Yankees' Rich Gossage facing 9-1-2
Gary Thomasson replaces Roy White playing LF batting 7th; Paul Blair moves from PH to CF; Dwight Evans pinch hits for Frank Duffy (3B) batting 9th
b9 0 --- O 9% 88% 4-5 BOS D. Evans R. Gossage Flyball: LF
b9 1 --- -10% 78% 4-5 BOS R. Burleson R. Gossage Walk
b9 1 1-- -13% 66% 4-5 BOS J. Remy R. Gossage Single to RF; Burleson to 2B
b9 1 12- O 14% 79% 4-5 BOS J. Rice R. Gossage Flyball: RF; Burleson to 3B
b9 2 1-3 O 21% 100% 4-5 BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Gossage Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 5, Red Sox 4.

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