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April 15, 2012

April 15, 1984 - 1984 and 2012 Converge

Well, it finally happened.  The present calendar year caught up with the 1984 schedule.  Happy April 15th, everyone! 

Game #118 - Baltimore Orioles, 2 @ Cleveland Indians, 4
Baltimore grabbed the early lead in the first when Ken Singleton hit a sacrifice fly to score Gary Roenicke, and Eddie Murray added a solo homer in the third to make it 2-0.  But Storm Davis had a bizarre bottom of the third when he allowed four runs to score.  He finished the game for Baltimore and only allowed two hits after that, but the damage was done.  Neal Heaton, starting for Cleveland, spread twelve hits over 7 2/3 innings for the win. 

Winning Pitcher - Neal Heaton
Losing Pitcher - Storm Davis

Save - Ernie Camacho
Player of the Game - Camacho, 1 1/3IP, 0R's, 1H, Save
Hall of Famers in the Game - Cal Ripken, Eddie Murray

Game #119 - Milwaukee Brewers, 4 @ Kansas City Royals, 5
The Royals had a 1-0 lead when a UL Washington error in the top of the fifth led to four unearned runs off of Charlie Leibrandt.  Two of those runs came on a Robin Yount double.  Frank White hit a RBI double in the bottom half of the inning to cut the lead to 4-2.  Bob McClure had been pitching a great game for Milwaukee, but in the bottom of the seventh it all fell apart.  UL Washington redeemed himself by doubling.  Two batters later White doubled again to bring home Washington.  George Brett walked and Hal McRae doubled home White while advancing Brett to third base.  McClure was finally pulled and reliever Tom Tellmann induced a ground ball to Paul Molitor, but Molitor muffed it, allowing Brett to score the winning run.

Winning Pitcher - Mark Huismann
Losing Pitcher - Bob McClure
Save - Bret Saberhagen
Player of the Game - Frank White, 2-4, 2 2b's, 2RBI's, 1R
Hall of Famers in the Game - Paul Molitor, Robin Yount, George Brett

Game #120 - Seattle Mariners, 3 @ Minnesota Twins, 1
John Castino knocked home Kent Hrbek in the bottom of the first to give Minnesota the quick lead, but starter Ken Schrom ran into problems in the third.  Phil Bradley singled and stole second, but on the steal Twins catcher Dave Engle threw the ball into center field, allowing Bradley to score.  Alvin Davis then doubled and Al Cowens followed with a two run homer.  Salome Barojas and Ed Nunez held Minnesota scoreless over their last eight innings for the Mariner win.

Winning Pitcher - Salome Barojas
Losing Pitcher - Ken Schrom
Save - Ed Nunez
Player of the Game - Nunez, 2IP, 0R, 1H, 3K's, Save
Hall of Famers in the Game - Kirby Puckett (playing his first game since returning from injury)

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