The Royals have stunk quite a bit lately, so I decided at the start of the game I would try and "manufacture" some runs. In the top of the second Daryl Motley led off with a single. I had Frank White bunt him over to second. With one out, Greg Pryor, playing for the injured George Brett, doubled him home! My strategy worked!
The score stayed 1-0 until the top of the seventh, when KC put up three more runs, including a two run homer by Pat Sheridan. They put up three more in the eighth and the Royals cruised to a 7-0 victory. Mark Gubicza went the distance, only allowing three hits and two walks while pitching the shutout.
Winning Pitcher - Mark Gubicza
Losing Pitcher - LaMarr Hoyt
Player of the Game - Gubicza, he had six strikeouts too.
Game #432 - Boston Red Sox, 6 @ Cleveland Indians, 3
This game was ugly. Why? Here are a few reasons:
- The Red Sox committed four errors and somehow still won. The Indians had two as well, both by Julio Franco.
- Rich Gedman hit into three double plays...and the Red Sox still won.
- Oil Can Boyd gave up nine hits, but over nine innings.
- Jerry Willard whiffed in all four at-bats.
Winning Pitcher - Oil Can Boyd
Losing Pitcher - Bert Blyleven
Player of the Game - Boyd, CG, 9K's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Wade Boggs, Jim Rice, Bert Blyleven