July 4, 2020

June 18, 1984 - Trammell Provides the Fireworks

Game #838 - New York Yankees, 1 @ Detroit Tigers, 4

Yankees lefty Dennis Rasmussen got himself into a jam in the bottom of the third when Barbaro Garbey singled and then Tom Brookens walked.  Garbey moved to third on a fly-out by Lou Whitaker, but it didn't matter as Alan Trammell plated both with a triple!  Chet Lemon was up next, and he grounded to shortstop Bobby Meacham, but Trammell took off for home.  He beat the throw to make it 3-0, Detroit.

In the bottom of the fourth the Tigers added an insurance run off a solo homer from Larry Herndon.  Dan Petry, meanwhile, was locked in.  He made it through the first seven innings without a Yankee crossing home plate.  But in the top of the eighth, with one out, Lou Whitaker mishandled a Meacham bunt-for-a-hit attempt and then Ken Griffey doubled to move him to third.  Dave Winfield singled next to break up the shutout.  Petry got the hook and in came Willie Hernandez, the best reliever in Statis Pro.  He recorded the next five outs to earn the save.

Winning Pitcher - Dan Petry
Losing Pitcher - Dennis Rasmussen
Save - Willie Hernandez
Player of the Game - Alan Trammell, 2-3, 3B, 2 RBI, R, BB
Hall of Famers in the Game - Dave Winfield, Alan Trammell

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