January 14, 2013

April 24, 1984 - A's Win Again

Game #209 - Oakland A's, 7 @ Milwaukee Brewers, 6
You kind of know heading into a Statis Pro game where the starting pitchers are both rated "2-5" that it's going to be a slog for both teams.  Bill Krueger and Bob McClure didn't disappoint, as both had no qualms about surrendering runs.  It was 5-3 in favor of the A's after just two innings.
Rickey Henderson hit a two run homer in the sixth to bring the total of runs for Oakland to seven.  In the bottom of the seventh Robin Yount hit his second homer of the game to cut the lead to two.  The Athletics brought in their best closer, Bill Caudill, to shut things down in the ninth but Milwaukee made things interesting.  Pinchhitters Roy Howell and Rick Manning both singled.  Dion James flied out to right, but Cecil Cooper hit a single to close the lead to one run.  Caudill got Robin Yount to strike out, but Ben Oglivie walked to load the bases.  Alas, Bobby Clark popped out to Jim Essian to end the threat and the game.
Winning Pitcher - Bill Krueger
Losing Pitcher - Bob McClure
Save - Bill Caudill
Player of the Game - Carney Lansford, 1-2, 2B, 3RBI's, 3BB's, 1R
Hall of Famers in the Game - Rickey Henderson, Robin Yount
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