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March 30, 2014

May 1, 1984 - May Day

Game #285 - Cleveland Indians, 7 @ Baltimore Orioles, 6

April is behind us, and Cleveland was excited for that.  They responded to the calendar change with seven big runs.  Despite Bert Blyleven getting roughed up for four runs in under six innings, the Tribe managed to stay ahead of Baltimore.  That included a major jam in the bottom of the ninth, when a sub-optimal Ernie Camacho had runners on first and third with no outs.  But Rich Dauer flied out weakly, Gary Roenicke struck out, and Al Bumbry launched one to the warning track, but into Otis Nixon's glove. 

Winning Pitcher - Bert Blyleven
Losing Pitcher - Scott McGregor
Save - Ernie Camacho
Player of the Game - Andre Thornton, 3-5, HR, 4RBI's, 2R's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Bert Blyleven, Cal Ripken, Eddie Murray

Game #286 - Oakland A's, 3 @ California Angels, 12

Oakland is missing the injured Rickey Henderson in their lineup.  Though they had a 2-1 lead after four, the Angels combined for 10 runs between the fifth and seventh innings.  Many of the Halo's contributed to the win, including a solo homer from Reggie Jackson, but the unusually hot Gary Pettis secured his fourth "player of the game" honors, falling a home run short of the cycle.

Winning Pitcher - Ron Romanick
Losing Pitcher - Lary Sorensen
Player of the Game - Gary Pettis, 4-5, 2B, 3B, 2R's, 4RBI's, BB
Hall of Famers in the Game - Joe Morgan, Reggie Jackson

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