February 13, 2015
May 11, 1984 - Clutch Homers
The O's were hosting Texas after being swept by the Blue Jays and were looking to rebound. It was a battle through the first five innings because neither team could score off starters Ray Burris and Scott McGregor. The A's scored first in the top of the sixth, though, when Dwayne Murphy went yard to give Oakland a 1-0 lead.
In the bottom half of the inning Wayne Gross did what he's been doing all season: hitting home runs. This one was of the Earl Weaver variety, scoring three for the Orioles. Steve Kiefer made a crucial error in the seventh that led to two more runs for Baltimore and a victory.
Winning Pitcher - Sammy Stewart
Losing Pitcher - Ray Burris
Save - Tippy Martinez
Player of the Game - Stewart, 2IP, K
Hall of Famers in the Game - Rickey Henderson, Cal Ripken, Eddie Murray
Game #394 - Texas Rangers, 2 @ Chicago White Sox, 1
This was one of those games you hate to see either starter get tagged for a loss. Charlie Hough went eight solid innings for the Rangers, yielding only one run, a homer to Ron Kittle, while striking out five and only walking one batter. Floyd Bannister was just as good, pitching a complete game with seven K's and just two walks. He surrendered a homer as well, to Larry Parrish, but with a runner on board. That was the difference and all the Rangers needed for the victory.
Winning Pitcher - Charlie Hough
Losing Pitcher - Floyd Bannister
Save - Dave Schmidt
Player of the Game - the ol' knuckler