May 25, 2015
May 12, 1984 - Happy Memorial Day
Game #407 - Toronto Blue Jays, 15 @ Cleveland Indians, 8
Can I make a small confession? I screwed up this game. The Indians batted around in the third inning. In the top of the fourth, I started at the top of their line up (Brett Butler) instead of the number eight hitter (Jerry Willard), who was supposed to have batted next. I didn't catch it until I was recording the stats. I know I should have erased the last six innings and started again, but after 23 combined runs and seven combined relief pitchers, I took the lazy way out. Theoretically, it should have helped the Indians anyway, and they still lost. Please don't think less of me!
Winning Pitcher - Bryan Clark
Losing Pitcher - Steve Farr
Player of the Game - Alfredo Griffin, 3-5, HR(!), 5RBI
Game #408 - California Angels, 4 @ Detroit Tigers, 3
With the Blue Jays winning the previous game, the Tigers were under increased pressure to keep pace in the AL East. Unfortunately, Juan Berenguer didn't have his best stuff. He gave up a solo homer in the second to Reggie Jackson, and a RBI double to Fred Lynn in the third. Ruppert Jones of Detroit grounded into a double play in the fourth, but it plated Kirk Gibson in the process, cutting the California lead to one. But in the top of the sixth Jackson went yard again off Berenguer, and the Tigers couldn't complete a comeback victory.
Winning Pitcher - Ron Romanick
Losing Pitcher - Juan Berenguer
Save - Don Aase
Player of the Game - Reggie Jackson, 2-4, 2HRs, 3RBI
Hall of Famers in the Game - Rod Carew, Reggie Jackson