Wednesday, February 25, 2015

White Sox are Royally Flushed

May 6, 1980 at Chicago – Larry Gura (4-2) goes the distance in a 6-4 Royals win. First four batter in KC lineup bang out 2 hits apiece with Frank White knocking in a pair. Greg Pryor went 4-4 for the ChiSox in a losing effort.

May 7, 1980 at Chicago – Frank White doubled and tripled and drove in 3 to lead KC to a 6-1 victory. Rich Gale (3-1) tossed 8 2/3 innings for the win.


May 8, 1980 at Chicago – It’s a clean sweep for the Royals. U.L. Washington knocked in two runs. Dan Quisenberry (3-1) clamped down the last 3 innings for the win in relief. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Brewers and Yankees Split in Battler for AL East

14 game hitting streak
The Milwaukee Brewers battled the New York Yankees to a draw in a two game series at County Stadium.  The Brewers took game 1 6-3 on a 5 run 1st inning explosion off of Yankee starting pitcher Luis Tiant (1-3, 6.51 ERA).  Milwaukee batted around the order in the 1st to basically put the game out of reach.  The Yanks outscored the Brewers 3-1 in the rest of the innings, but Milwaukee held on for the win.

Game 2 action saw the Yankees put up 12 hits and 8 runs to even the series with a 8-5 win over the Brewers.  Eric Soderholm (4)  and Willie Randolph (1) hit home runs for the Bronx Bombers in the win.  Veteran Tommy John (3-2, 3.86 ERA) went the distance for New York.  Milwaukee's Bill Travers (2-1, 4.43 ERA) had his first bad outing of the season seeing his ERA jump from 1.23 to 4.43 by games end.  Ben Oglivie did extend his hitting streak to 14 games; currently the best in the majors.

Milwaukee has won 10 of it's last 13 games to remain in a tie with New York at the top of the AL East.

Expos and Giants Dual to Draw

Game 1:
Both starting pitchers were victimized in this game. Montreal jumped out to a quick to nothing lead but that evaporated very quickly. After's 5 1/2 innings the gents were up 6-2.  There was no quit from the men from up north as the Expos scored six unanswered runs to win it.  What are you Fryman pitched 2 2/3 stellar innings to get the win Lions Sosa had to come on board to get the final out  he got the save. Andre Dawson hit the games only Homer. He along with kid Carter and I was found time each had two RBIs. Bob Knepper was the loser he gave up seven runs in 6 2/3 innings.

Game 2

The Giants took an early one nothing lead when Bill North scored on a double play. Youngster Scott Sanderson walk the house in the top of the third and Narrowly escaped damage by striking out future Hall of Famer Willy McCovey with the bases-loaded. The following inning catcher Leemay hit a solo shot to make it to nothing. Montreal manufacture to run in the bottom of the fourth when Andre Dawson let off with a single stole second and went to third on the throwing error then scored on Ellis valentine sacrifice fly to cut San Francisco's lead in half. Bill North Drive walk in the top of the fifth but got picked off when you got caught napping at by a nifty throw from Scott Sanderson.  Tony Bernazard is odd let off the bottom of the seventh by working out a walk then stealing second. Unfortunately the next three expo batters could not score him.  With two outs in the bottom of the seventh Jerry White delivered a clutch single to tie the game up at 2-2.  Reliever Stan Bahnsen and base stealer Bill North played cat mouse until eventually North stole second base. Darrell Evans so shocked the world with a butt that wound up becoming a base hit and put runners on the corners Jack Clark follow that with a sacrifice fly to make the score 3 to 2. With three outs left to go Warren Cromarty let off the bottom of the ninth with a line shot triple off the right-field wall. Rodney Scott he don't want to have liner to third-base which was hit to hard to score Cromartie. Pinch-hitter John Tomargo hit a one hopper to short that Johnny Lemaster elected to go home with. The throw was late and Cromarty scored to tie the game at 3-3. Ron Leflore Kaymont to Pentron and probably stole second.  Chris Speier picked up a bat to pinch-hit for Bernazard.  Spire grounded out to short for the second out of the inning. It looked like Minton was going to survive but he had to face future Hall of Famer Andre Dawson who lined a single to left to score the floor and win the game.  Bahnsen was the winner his record is now to end up. Minton is the loser his record is all-in-one. He has now blown three saves in this young season

Games 3/4 (DH) - Jints not only avoid the series sweep they sweep the DH and split the series and fans in Stadie Olymique' left the cavern groaning.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

A's and Tigers battle to draw

Game 1   (5/2/80):

Detroit 7  Oakland 5
WP - Rozema (2-2)   LP - Hamilton (0-1)
HR - Det: Hebner (5)  Oak: Revering (5)

Dave Rozema overcame a shaky first inning and beat the A's with a complete game.
The A's picked up 4 runs off Rozema in the bottom of the first, aided by a Dave Revering 3-run blast. The Tigers chipped away though against A's starter Steve McCatty, and eventually took the lead in the eighth of reliever Dave Hamilton.
Veteran Richie Hebner was key for the Tigers, hitting his 5th homer of the season and driving in 4.


Game 2  (5/3/80):

Detroit 1  Oakland 0
WP - Morris (4-1)   LP - Kingman (3-2)
HR - Det: Hebner (6)

Richie Hebner provided all the support that starter
Jack Morris needed, hitting a homer for the second 
day in a row, this time an opposite field shot off 
Oakland's Brian Kingman.
Morris was fantastic, scattering 4 hits and striking       
out 7 in the shutout.



Game 3  (5/4/80 - DH game 1): 

Oakland 3  Detroit 2
WP - Langford (1-3)   LP - Wilcox (2-2)
HR - Det: Summers (2)

Dave Revering broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the eighth, singling home speedy Rickey Henderson to give the A's the lead which Rick Langford made stand.  Langford got his first win on the year against three defeats. Henderson had stolen his A.L. leading 12th bag of the year to put himself into scoring position for Revering's winning hit.  Sweet Lou Whitaker led the Tigers with 3 hits, and Milt Wilcox pitched well in a losing effort.  This was the first game of a Sunday double-header.

Game 4  (5/4/80 - DH game 2):

Oakland 3  Detroit 1
WP - Norris (3-1)  LP - Schatzeder (3-2)  S - Jones (1)
HR - None

A's starter Mike Norris did something in this game that 
he has rarely done this season - give up an earned run!  
Norris went 7 strong, and with this performance his 
ERA now stands at 0.44.  Jim Essian's 2-run single in
the bottom of the 4th proved to be the winning margin
for the A's, giving them a double-header sweep and a split     
of the 4-game series.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

White Tops Red in Hosiery Battle

April 29, 1980 at Chicago – Ross Baumgarten (2-1) pitched 8 strong innings, including no-hit ball through the first 4 as Chicago version of hosiery topped the Boston version 6-2 in the opener of a 3-game set. Marv Foley and Greg Pryor drove in two runs apiece from their spots at the bottom of the Pale Hose lineup.  

April 30, 1980 at Chicago – Harold Baines (3) went 4-5 with a 2B, HR and 4 RBI to lead the White Sox to a 7-3 victory. The ChiSox put 6 on the board in the first 2 innings against Dennis Eckersley (1-3). A Chet Lemon (4) 2-run bomb down the LF line was the biggest hit. Richard Dotson (3-1) recorded the W.


May 1, 1980 at Chicago – Carmine fans were wondering where their offense was this series, well it showed up midway through this contest, and how! Boston plated 10 runs over the final 4 innings to overcome a 4-0 deficit and capture the finale 10-5. Fred Lynn had 3 hits and 3 RBI. Tony Perez (5) also homered and drove in 3. Glenn Hofman (2) also went yard. Steve Renko (2-0) picked up the pieces and scavenged the win.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

BRAVES DERAIL EXPOS

The Atlanta Braves continue their winning ways taking their second consecutive series by defeating the Montreal Expos two games in the three game series.

GAME 1: ATLANTA 5  MONTREAL 2
                WP: Boggs (2-1), S: Hrabosky (2)
                LP: Lee (2-1)

Wade Boggs pitched seven strong innings, allowing one earned run on two hits, enroute to his second win of the year. Boggs' excellent outing was supported by a 12 hit Atlanta attack led by Jerry Royster's three hits. Chris Chambliss and Jeff Burroughs chipped in with two hits each. Brian Asseistine had two RBI and Larvel Blanks hit his first home run of the year.

 

GAME 2: ATLANTA 8  MONTREAL 3
                WP: NIEKRO (4-1)
                LP: GRIMSLEY (0-1) 



The Atlanta Braves battered five Expo pitchers for 8 runs and 17 hits while Phil Niekro pitched a complete game for his fourth victory. The Braves scored in each of the first six innings chasing starter Ross Grimsley after just 3.1 innings. The Braves attach was led by Jerry Royster's 4 hits and 3 RBI. Dale Murphy ( double, home run(4)  , 2RBI) and Luis Gomes added 3 hits apiece. Jeff Burroughs also added his first home run of the year.

Warren Cromarte and Ron LeFlore homered for the Expos. Ellis Valentine added 2 hits, including a double.

GAME 3: MONTREAL 5  ATLANTA 4
                WP: SANDERSON (2-2)  S: FRYMAN (2)
                LP:   McWILLIAMS (0-1)

The Montreal Expos rallied from a 4-0 deficit with 3 runs in the 6th inning and 2 runs in the 7th inning to salvage game three. The Expos attack was led by Ellis Valentine's 3 hits and 3 RBI. It was Valentine's (4)  7th inning, 2 run homer which put the Expos ahead for good.

The Braves were led by Dale Murphy's 3 hits and back up catcher Joe Nolan's 2 hits. Jeff Burroughs (2) homered and had 2 RBI.
             




            

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Mets Hold Down Houston

The Astros had a bad combination going in this two game series -- poor hitting and many errors. The Mets shut them down in both games. Slight injuries to starters Terry Puhl and Art Howe, both of whom did not start, contributed to the offensive woes.

Game One: Mets 4, Astros 1

W: Falcone (3-0)
L: Richard (3-1)
S: Allen (3)

Pitchers Pete Falcone and J.R. Richard both came into the game undefeated and with sterling ERAs. But Falcone was the better pitcher in this game, holding the Astros to three hits in six inning. Relievers Jeff Reardon and Neil Allen did the rest in the easy Mets win, with Allen going two innings of one hit relief. While New York only had four hits off Astros pitching (and none of them for extra bases), Richard's five walks and a key throwing error from SS Craig Reynolds opened the gates to four runs. Falcone lowered his ERA to 0.90.

Game Two: Mets 4, Astros 2
W: Swan (2-2)
L: J. Niekro (1-2)
S: Allen (4)

Craig Swan went 8.1 innings for New York, only allowing two runs and walking one. New York struck for a 4-0 lead, striking for two runs off Joe Niekro, who was sharp, and then getting two more late off relievers Joaquin Andujar and Dave Smith. Houston waited until the ninth to mount any kind of offense, gaining three of their eight hits in that inning and leaving the two tying runs on base, as Art Howe flied out to end it. Doubles by John Stearns, Frank Taveras and Joel Youngblood plated three of the runs for New York. Three Houston errors helped lead to their undoing.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Cincy and Houston Play to Split

NL West division contenders Houston and Cincinnati each won a game in the two game series. Houston's game one win was a thrilling one run victory with plenty of run scoring.

Game One: Hou 7, Cincy 6 

W: Sambito (2-1)
L: Soto (0-1)
S: Lacorte (1)

Youngsters Mike Lacoss of the Reds and Vern Ruhle of the Astros were both taken to task by their elders. Lacoss was handed an early 5-2  lead in the third, thanks in part to George Foster's third homer of April.  Ruhle was pelted for 13 hits and six runs in 6.1 innings in his season debut. But Houston wasn't to be denied, scoring three times in the bottom of the third as Enos Cabell drove in two with a line single to left. With the game tied at six, former Red Joe Morgan scorched an RBI single off reliever Mario Soto that proved the eventual game winner. Houston's Frank Lacorte finally shut down the Reds' offense with two innings of hitless relief.

Game Two: Cincy 7, Hou 0
W: Pastore (2-1)
L: Ryan (1-2)

Another youngster, Frank Pastore, dominated Astros hitters, shutting them out on four hits in a complete game win to drop his ERA to 1.08. Houston's Nolan Ryan was not sharp at all, giving up seven runs, nine hits, a wild pitch and a passed ball in a wild 5.1 innings of work. Foster and Dave Concepcion both drove in two, and Concepcion added two doubles to the mix.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Braves Take Series From Padres

In a series which featured three very close game, the Atlanta Braves were able to win two of three from the visiting San Diego Padres.

GAME 1:  Atlanta 2  San Diego 0    WP- Niekro (3-1)  LP-  Curtis (0-1)

The Atlanta Braves scored two runs on three hits in the 3rd inning and rode the right arm of Phil Niekro in defeating the San Diego Padres 2-0. Niekro limited the Padres to four hits while striking out eight and walking one.Phil_Niekro_ATL

Dale Murphy, Chris Chambliss and Brian Asselstine each had an RBI for the victorious Braves

 

 

 

GAME 2:  Atlanta 3  San Diego 2   WP- Matula (2-1)  S: Hrabosky (1)   LP- Jones (1-3)

The Atlanta Braves scored consecutive runs in the 4th, 5th and 6th innings and held on to defeat the San Diego Padres 3-2. Rick Matula was able to hold the Padres offense to eight hits and two runs over seven innings. Rick Camp and Al Hrabosky held the Padres hitless over the final two innings to seal the win. Chris Chambliss (1) homered for the victorious Braves.

GAME 3: San Diego 7  Atlanta 6 (10)  WP- Kinney (2-0)  S-Fingers (2)  LP- Garber (0-1)

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Willie Montanez singled home Dave Winfield in the top of the 10th inning giving the San Diego Padres a 7-6 victory in the series finale, in a game which featured 13 runs and 21 hits. Dave Winfield and Jerry Mumphrey had two hits each and 5 RBI between them. Dale Murphy hit two home runs and had three RBI for the Braves.

Brewers Battle Tribe To 3-2 Decision

Game 1: Cleveland 9 Milwaukee 7 10 innings
A 7 run 8th inning barrage by Milwaukee turned a 7-0 deficit into a 7-7 tie and gave Brewer fans a slight bit of hope to take game 1 of the 3 game series.  The 7 run explosion included a grand slam by Don Money and a 3 run homer by Robin Yount.  But the Indians regroup and managed 2 run 10th to win it.  Both teams recorded 13 hits in the game and 2 HRs apiece.

Game 2: Milwaukee 3 Cleveland 1
A pitching dual ended in an Indian loss as Milwaukee squeeked out their first win of the series.  Cleveland's Len Barker (0-2, 6.89 ERA) threw a complete game 5 hit performance.  But it wasn't enough, as a Ben Oglivie (2) homer and a Milwaukee 2 run bottom of the 5th inning gave game 2 to the Brewers.  Mike Caldwell (1-1, 2.57 ERA) also went 8 innings to get the win and Bill Castro (1) got the save.

Game 3: Milwaukee 10 Cleveland 2
The 8th inning was again magic for the Brewers as they massacred the Tribe bullpen for 7 runs en route to a 10-2 win.  As in game 1, Mike Paxton (28.69 ERA) was again the culprit out of the Indian bullpen giving the Brewers everything they needed to roll up 7 runs in the inning.  3 home runs were hit in the bottom of the 8th, leading off with a Jimmy Ganter Grand Slam, followed by a Cecil Cooper two run blast and ending with a Gorman Thomas solo shot down the left field line.  All in all, Milwaukee tallied 5 home runs on the day.  Moose Haas (2-1, 1.33 ERA) picked up win number 2 by pitching a complete game and striking out 6.  Milwaukee moves over the .500 mark with a 6-5 record while Cleveland drops to 7-4.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

A's split with Angels, Keough moves to 3-0

Game 1 - California 6  Oakland 3
WP - Kison (1-0)  LP - Kingman (1-1)  S - Clear (1)

Bobby Grich hit a 3-run HR off Brian Kingman and Bruce Kison pitched 7 solid innings to lead the Angels over the A's in game 1 of the 4-game set.

Game 2 - Oakland 3  California 2
WP - Norris (1-0)  LP - Aase (0-1)  S - Lacey (2)

Mike Norris struck out 8 in 6 2/3 innings, leaving with a one-run lead.  Jeff Jones and Bob Lacey then followed with solid relief to help give Norris his first W on the year.

Game 3 - Oakland 4  California 1
WP - Keough (3-0)  LP - Knapp (1-1)

Matt Keough kept it rollin' with another complete
game victory, this time shutting down the Angels
4-1.  Keough struck out three but wiggled his way
out of a few jams and now has his ERA at a microscopic
0.67 over three starts.  
Jeff Newman and Dave Revering supplied the power
for the A's, each homering for the second time
this year.


Game 4 - California 4  Oakland 3 
WP - Tanana (1-0)  LP - McCatty (1-1)  S - Clear (2)

Frank Tanana was outstanding as he led this team to
victory and a split of the 4-game series  in Oakland.
Tanana pitched into the eighth, striking out 7 A's.
Mark Clear picked up his second save of the series, and
Don Baylor and Carney Lansford each had 3 hits to pace
the Angels.
Baylor's 5th inning 2-run homer off Steve McCatty
proved to be the winning margin for California.

'Spos sweep Phightins's with 24 consecutive shutout innings



The Expos shutout the Phightin's for 24 straight innings to start the series en route to a sweep of their divisional rivals.  Scott Sanderson (5 hitter) and Steve Rogers (6 hitter) took care of business.  Montreal utilized the speed of LeFlore and Scott to perfection along with the longball from Parrish, Dawson and Valentine.  In the finale the Spaceman, Bill Lee, kept the scoreless streak going until the 7th when he gave up 2 runs.  By that point the score was 5-2, but Philly would not inch any closer as Stan Bahnsen came on to finish it off.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Reds Storm Through Atlanta

The Cincinnati Reds made for very unfriendly visitors as their bats and pitching dominated the four game serFrank_Pastore_CINies.

GAME 1: Reds 3  Braves 0

Frank Pastore scattered seven hits in pitching a complete game shutout evening his season record at 1-1.  Pastore allowed only one extra base hit  while striking out three and walking one. The Reds backed Pastore’s gem by hitting three solo home runs. Dan Driessen led off the 4th inning with his 3rd home run of the year and George Foster (2) added a solo shot in the 6th. Both home runs came off Braves starter and loser, Phil Niekro. Leading off the 9th, Dan Driessen  (4) put the finishing touch on the victory by hitting his second round tripper of the day.

GAME 2: Reds 4  Braves 3

Johnny Bench and Ray Knight homered and Charlie Leibrandt pitched six strong innings as the Cincinnati Reds won their fourth game in a row nipping the Braves in game two.  The Reds opened the scoring in their half of the 2nd        

Ray_Knight_CINJohnny_Bench_CIN

as Johnny Bench hit a Rick Matula fast ball deep into the left center bleachers scoring Dan Driessen ahead of him. The Braves finally got on the board in the bottom of the inning on a sacrifice fly by Brian Asselstine. The Reds came right back scoring a run in the top of the 3rd. on a sacrifice fly by George Foster. In the top of the 7th the Reds scored once again on A home run by Ray Knight (2). The Braves made it interesting by scoring two runs in the bottom of the inning on a ground out an a home run by Biff Pocoroba (2).

GAME 3:  Reds 6  Braves 4

George Foster led the Cincinnati attack with three RBI as the Reds ran their current win streak to 5. Bill Bonham (1-1) pitched another strong game allowing 2 earned funs and striking out 6 in six innings of work.

George_Foster_CINDoyle Alexander (0-2) was a victim of poor defense as the Braves   committed three errors leading to 6 unearned runs. Bob Horner continued his hot hitting going 2-4.

 

 

 

GAME 4:  Braves 4  Reds 0

The Reds five game winning streak ended as did the Braves 5 game losing streak. Tommy Boggs (1-1) bested Tom Seaver (1-1) with a dazzling 6 hit complete game shutout. Tommy_Boggs_ATL Boggs was I n control all the way allowing one extra base hit

while striking out 6 and walking 1. The Braves offense was led by Chris Chambliss with three RBI.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Houston Moves to 6-0 with Wins over Atlanta

The Braves come to Houston with both teams sporting 4-0 records to start the season. Houston wins both to stretch its streak to six games.

Game 1: Hou 5, ATL 1

J.R. Richard (2-0) throws his second straight game with 12 strikeouts as Houston wins it. The Astros score three early runs off Doyle Alexander (0-1). Catcher Alan Ashby knocks in two with RBI singles to raise his batting average to .429.

Game 2: Hou 2, ATL 1 (11 innings)

Atlanta's Larry McWilliams only gives up three hits and one run in seven innings and leaves with a 1-0 lead on Bob Horner's fifth homer. But Joe Niekro is equally stingy for Houston, and the Astros scratch a run in the bottom of the eighth on an Art Howe double off the wall. In the 11th, the Astros's newly reacquired Joe Morgan wins it with a double, a steal of third and a sac fly from Jose Cruz off Tommy Boggs (0-1). Joe Sambito (1-0) gets the win.

Oakland over Seattle 2 games to 1

Game 1:
Oakland: 2  Seattle: 0
WP- McCatty (1-0)  LP - Abbott (0-1)


Steve McCatty gets the CG shutout victory, scattering just 3 hits and walking 3.
Dwayne Murphy went 3 for 4, and Rickey Henderson 2 for 4 with 2 doubles.


Game 2:
Seattle: 7  Oakland: 3
WP- Parrott (1-1)  LP - Lysander (0-2)  S - Rawley (1)



Dan Meyer filled up the stat sheet for the M's, going 3 for 5 including a first inning 2-run homer.
Seattle pounded out 16 hits in all. Besides Meyer, Rod Craig, Joe Simpson, Bill Stein, and Larry Cox also had multi-hit games.
Mike Parrott got his first W and Shane Rawley looked strong in getting his first save.


Game 3:
Oakland: 3  Seattle: 0
WP - Keough (2-0)  LP - Beattie (1-1) 



Another dominating performance from an A's starter.  This time it was Matt Keough going the distance for the second time in his two starts.  Keough walked no one and only gave up 2 hits. His first shutout lowers his ERA on the year to a tidy 0.50.
The game was a great pitchers' duel between Keough and Jim Beattie, as there was no score until the bottom of the 7th when Tony Armas sent a fastball deep over the left-field fence for a 2-run homer that gave the A's a lead they would not relinquish.



Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Reds Take down Giants

Cincinnati, Riverfront Stadium,

Game 1,

Darrell Evans busted two round trippers to lead the Giants in a come from behind victory against the Cincinnati Reds.  The giants posted one run in the eighth and 2 in the ninth to erase a Red 3-1 lead. Paul Moskau was doing a fin job mowing down Giant batters but they got to him late.  The Giant surge came during the eighth when Evans smacked a homerun to right.  The following inning When Rennie Stennett and Milt May led off with hits.  Both runners moved up when Johnny LeMaster hit a slow grounder to third.  Strain drove in one run with a groundout and the other Giant scored on a sacrifice fly by Billy North.  Hume got the loss in relief while the victory went to Bob Knepper. The save went to Greg Minton. Giants 4...Reds 3.

Game 2,

The Reds earned their first win of the year after going 0-5 with a big win.  Johnny Bench led the way with 3 hits and 4 RBI including two homeruns. Ray Knight added another dinger to make matters more secure for the Red legs.  Tom Seaver earned his first win of the season as he pitched seven innings surrendering 3 runs. Giant starter Ed Whitson got the loss. Reds 9...Giants 3.

Game 3,

Mike LaCoss pitched a strong game for the Reds as he completed 8 innings allowing 2 runs on 6 hits.  Cincinnati scored 2 runs in the 2nd inning and another in the third.  Collins drove in a run in the 2nd and a homerun by first baseman Dan Driessen added more in the 3rd. Hume was strong but needed support in the ninth as Tom Hume nailed down his first save of the season.  The Count Montefusco got tagged for loss. Reds 3...Giants 2.



Bob Watson, Reg-gie Revenge Goose

April 15, 1980 at Chicago – Claudell Washington (1) didn’t just cook the Goose (Gossage, 0-1), he burnt him with a 2-out, 2-run bottom of the 9th blast lifting the White Sox to an unlikely 4-3 win.

April 16, 1980 at Chicago – Moral of the story . . . don’t mess with the Bronx Goose. To say the least, the Yankees took exception to what they felt was excessive celebration at Comiskey Park the night before. The Bombers lit up the scoreboard with 16 runs in the first 3 innings on their way to an 18-4 demolition. Reggie Jackson (2,3) hit 3-run bombs in the 1st and 2nd innings. Dennis Werth also went yard with 2 men on in the 2nd as the Yanks hung a 9 on the board. Bob Watson went 6 for 7 driving in 3 runs with 5 singles and a two-bagger. Tommy John (1-1) went the distance on the hill for the Yankees.


April 17, 1980 at Chicago – Bob Watson and Reggie Jackson again provided the offense and this time Goose (2) closed it out in style. Watson doubled in two in the 3rd and Reggie (4) again exploded a 3-run bomb as the Yanks got all the runs they needed in the 3rd for a 5-3 win on getaway day. Gossage gave up just 1 hit and fanned 5 in 2 IP, including revenge on Washington.