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October 23, 2015

May 14, 1984 - You Complete Me

Game #431 - Kansas City Royals, 7 @ Chicago White Sox, 0

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

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