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.
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.