February 10, 2019

June 14, 1984 - Take a Knee

Game #793 - Cleveland Indians, 3 @ Oakland A's, 2 (10 innings)

Mike Warren of the A's and Steve Comer of the Tribe, neither of who were particularly good in the real 1984, got off to strong starts in this one.  Each held their opponent scoreless through the first four innings of play.  A Jerry Willard solo homer in the fifth broke the tie, but an RBI double by Mike Heath scored Davey Lopes in the bottom half of the inning to knot things up again.  Lopes got into scoring position after swiping second base after a walk.

In the top of the sixth Andre Thornton grounded into a double play but Julio Franco scored from third on the play.  Rickey Henderson reached base in the bottom half of the inning on a Franco fielding error, and eventually scored on an RBI single from pinch hitter Bill Almon.

It stayed tied 2-2 through nine innings of play, so it was off to extra frames.  Joe Carter led off the top of the tenth and blasted a solo homer of Ray Burris, who was working his fourth inning of relief at that point.  In the bottom of the tenth Ernie Camacho loaded the bases on walks, but Almon grounded into a back-breaking double play to end the threat and notch the win for Cleveland.

Winning Pitcher - Ernie Camacho
Losing Pitcher - Ray Burris
Player of the Game - Joe Carter, 1-4, HR
Hall of Famers in the Game - Rickey Henderson, Joe Morgan

Game #794 - San Francisco Giants, 1 @ San Diego Padres, 6

With two outs and runners on second and third in the bottom of the first, Steve Garvey came through with a clutch single to put the first runs of the game on the board.  The Padres added three more in the fifth thanks to a three-run homer from Carmelo Martinez.  Tim Lollar, meanwhile, was highly effective, going seven innings and only allowing a run on a Jeff Leonard homer.

Winning Pitcher - Tim Lollar
Losing Pitcher - Bill Laskey
Player of the Game - Tony Gwynn, 4-4, 2b, 3Rs
Hall of Famers in the Game - Tony Gwynn

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