September 13, 2013

April 27, 1984 - Eight is Enough

Game #239 - Texas Rangers, 0 @ Baltimore Orioles, 8

The Rangers were shorthanded in this game as Gary Ward and Curtis Wilkerson were both injured.  The short bench and weak bats could not overcome Mike Boddicker, who was simply dealing.  He tossed a shutout while only surrendering three hits and two walks.  At one point he retired 15 straight Rangers.  Todd Cruz went three for four for the O's, including a two run homer.

Winning Pitcher - Boddicker
Losing Pitcher - Frank Tanana
Player of the Game - Boddicker
Hall of Famers in the Game - Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken

Game #240 - Seattle Mariners, 5 @ California Angels, 8

The Angels sent 10 batters to the plate in the second inning, scoring a total of six runs.  Doug DeCinces homered and Fred Lynn smoked a bases-clearing double.  Tommy John scattered eleven hits and two walks over eight innings while only allowing two runs.  Jim Slaton came in for the ninth to mop up the victory but surrendered three runs and almost let Seattle back into the game. 

Winning Pitcher - Tommy John
Losing Pitcher - Roy Thomas
Player of the Game - Fred Lynn, 2-5, 2B, R, 3RBI's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Rod Carew and Reggie Jackson

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