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ALL '77 AL ROSTERS LISTED IN POST #5.

Series 35

CLEVELAND INDIANS AT MILWAUKEE BREWERS

TUE.-WED. - AUG. 2-3

COUNTY STADIUM - MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

Game 1 (Twi-Night Double-Header)

Game Time: 5:00pm

Temp: 79

Starting Line-ups

CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Paul Dade LF
Buddy Bell 3B
Chet Lemon DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Otto Velez RF
Larry Cox C
Rick Manning CF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Jim Bibby

MIL

Robin Yount SS
Sal Bando 3B
Cecil Cooper 1B
Don Money 2B
Sixto Lezcano RF
Von Joshua RF
Steve Brye CF
Ken McMullen DH
Charlie Moore C

Starting Pitcher: Jim Slaton

CLE 031 000 010 - 5 10 2
MIL 000 200 100 - 3 7 0

HOW THEY SCORED

TOP 2ND: Lemon doubled. Velez walked. Cox homered. Lemon and Velez scored. CLE 3, MIL 0

TOP 3RD: Martinez singled. Dade walked. Martinez to second. Bell hit into a 6-4-3 double play. Martinez to third. Lemon singled. Martinez scored. CLE 4, MIL 0

BOT 4TH: Cooper singled. Cooper to second on a passed ball. Lezcano reached on a two-base error by Velez. Cooper scored. Joshua doubled. Lezcano scored. CLE 4, MIL 2

BOT 7TH: McMullen walked. Yount singled. McMullen to third. Bando hit into a 5-4 force out. McMullen scored. CLE 4, MIL 3
TOP 8TH: Cox homered. CLE 5, MIL 3

MIL Ed Rodriguez relieved Slaton with 0 out and one on in the 9th.

WP: Bibby (12-7, CG) LP: Slaton

Key to the game: CLE C Larry Cox belted two homers and drove in four runs to lead the Indians to a 5-3 win over the Brewers.

The Tribe turned a 4-6-3 triple play in the second. It was their third triple play of the season.

Game 2

Game Time: 30-minutes after the completion of the first game

Starting Line-ups

CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Paul Dade CF
Buddy Bell 3B
Chet Lemon DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Otto Velez RF
Larry Cox C
John Hale LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Don Hood

MIL

Robin Yount SS
Sal Bando 3B
Cecil Cooper 1B
Don Money 2B
Sixto Lezcano RF
Von Joshua RF
Steve Brye CF
Ken McMullen DH
Charlie Moore C

Starting Pitcher: Jerry Augustine

CLE 000 001 000 - 1 7 1
MIL 000 000 000 - 0 7 0

HOW THEY SCORED

TOP 6TH: Lemon homered. CLE 1, MIL 0

CLE Jim Kern relieved Hood with two outs and one on in the 8th.

WP: Hood (5-4) SV: Kern (13) LP: Augustine (CG)

Key to the game: CLE SP Don Hood and reliever Jim Kern combined for a shutout and CLE DH Chet Lemon's longball was the only run of the game in a 1-0 win over the Brew Crew. Tribe swept the double-header.

ATTENDANCE: 34,283

Game 3

Game Time: 7:30pm

Temp: 75

Starting Line-ups

CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Paul Dade CF
Buddy Bell 3B
Chet Lemon DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Otto Velez RF
Larry Cox C
John Hale LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Ken Kravec

MIL

Robin Yount SS
Sal Bando 3B
Cecil Cooper 1B
Don Money 2B
Sixto Lezcano RF
Von Joshua RF
Steve Brye CF
Ken McMullen DH
Larry Haney C

Starting Pitcher: Mike Caldwell

CLE 000 100 120 - 4 8 1
MIL 000 000 000 - 0 3 2

HOW THEY SCORED

TOP 4TH: Dade singled. Bell singled. Dade to second. Lemons singled. Dade scored. CLE 1, MIL 0

TOP 7TH: Cox singled. Hale singled. Cox to second. Duffy grounded out 6-3. Runners advanced. Martinez grounded out 4-2. Cox out at home. Hale to third. Martinez safe at first. Dade singled. Hale scored. Ed Rodriguez relieved Caldwell with two outs and two on. CLE 2, MIL 0

TOP 8TH: Lemon reached on an error by Money. Ivie walked. Lemon to second. Velez singled. Bases loaded. Bill Castro relieved Rodriguez with 0 out and the bases loaded. Cox walked. Lemon scored. Hale grounded out 6-2. Ivie out at home. Bases loaded. PH Rick Manning (batting for Duffy) hit a sac fly to left. Velez scored. CLE 4, MIL 0

WP: Kravec (8-10, CG) LP: Caldwell

Key to the game: CLE SP Ken Kravec tossed a complete game, three-hit, seven strikeout shutout as the Indians blanked the Brewers 4-0 to sweep the three-game series.

Milwaukee scored only one earned run in the three games.

ATTENDANCE: 29,721

CLE Record: 55-48
 

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MLB STANDINGS (as of 7-31-77)

(KEY: Wins... Losses... Games Behind.)

AL

EAST


NYY 53... 48... --
CLE 52... 48... 1/2
MIL 53... 50... 1
BAL 53... 50... 1
BOS 47... 53... 5-1/2
TOR 43... 55... 8-1/2
DET 30... 70... 22-1/2

WEST

CWS 61... 39... --
MIN 57... 48... 6-1/2
TEX 52... 46... 8
KCR 51... 47... 9
CAL 52... 49... 9-1/2
OAK 48... 53... 13-1/2
SEA 49... 55... 14

NL

EAST

PIT 62... 42... --
PHI 59... 44... 2-1/2
MTL 54... 43... 4-1/2
STL 50... 50... 10
CHC 49... 52... 11-1/2
NYM 39... 62... 21-1/2

WEST

LAD 58... 45... --
CIN 54... 47... 3
SDP 54... 51... 5
HOU 51... 54... 8
SFG 47... 53... 9-1/2
ATL 38... 64... 19-1/2

INDIANS' HISTORY 101

Jose Canseco of the Rangers uses his head to allow a Cleveland homer.

 
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Otto Velez: Recently acquired from Toronto.

INDIANS' 103- GAME STATS


(Recently acquired in a trade.)

(Recently traded.)

(KEY: At-Bats-Hits/.Avg.)

BATTING

Duane Kuiper - 94-340/.276 (On 60-game DL)
Johnny Grubb - 80-233/.343 (On 60-game DL)
Buddy Bell - 95-381/.249
Chet Lemon - 96-343/.280
Mike Ivie - 116-402/.289
Larry Cox - 60-259/.232
Rick Manning - 54-189/>286
John Lowenstein - 20-89/.225
Frank Duffy - 50-298/.164
Paul Dade - 34-114/.298

Ron Pruitt - 30-113/.265
Charlie Spikes - 1-8/.125
Rico Carty - 32-98/.327
Ted Martinez - 1-14/.071
John Hale - 4-7/.571
Otto Velez - 2-9/.222

Bruce Bochte - 117-384/.305
Wayne Nordhagen - 39-193/.202
Luis Gomez - 21-131/.160


TEAM BATTING AVERAGE: 946-3605/.262

OFFENSE

RUNS


Kuiper - 34
Grubb - 46
Lemon - 66
Bell - 44
Ivie - 63
Cox - 30
Nordhagen - 22
Manning - 32
Lowenstein - 12
Duffy - 27
Dade - 16
Martinez - 1
Hale - 1
Velez - 2

Bochte - 52
Gomez - 8
Nordhagen - 22


2B

Kuiper - 12
Ivie - 22
Lemon - 25
Bell - 20
Cox - 11
Duffy - 9
Carty - 7

Lowenstein - 7
Pruitt - 4
Grubb - 23
Manning - 8
Gomez - 1
Bochte - 24
Nordhagen - 6


3B

Ivie - 1
Lemon - 3
Grubb - 5
Bell - 3
Cox - 2
Duffy - 1
Carty - 2
Pruitt - 2
Manning - 3
Lowenstein - 1
Bochte - 4
Nordhagen - 5
Gomez - 4


HR

Ivie - 10
Lemon - 16
Grubb - 7
Bell - 9
Cox - 13
Duffy - 2
Carty - 4
Manning - 5
Dade - 2
Lowenstein - 1
Shopay - 2
Bochte - 3
Nordhagen - 6


RBI
Kuiper - 33
Ivie - 48
Lemon - 62
Bell - 59
Grubb - 41
Cox - 47
Carty - 18
Manning - 22
Duffy - 22
Lowenstein - 9
Shopay - 7
Dade - 16

Gomez - 4
Bochte - 35
Nordhagen - 26


SB-CS

Kuiper - SB: 9 CS: 3
Lemon - SB: 4 CS: 3
Bell - SB: 0 CS: 1
Duffy - SB: 1 CS: 0
Lowenstein - SB: 1 CS: 0
Manning - SB: 9 CS: 2
Ivie - SB: 0 CS: 1
Dade - SB: 2 CS: 1

Gomez - SB: 0 CS: 1
Bochte - SB: 1 CS: 0


DEFENSE

ERRORS

Bell - 11
Kuiper - 7
Duffy - 18
Garland - 1
Dade - 1
Lemon - 6
Ivie - 3
Grubb - 2
Kern - 2
Kravec - 1
Cox - 7
Bibby - 3
Lowenstein - 1
Manning - 2
Hood - 1
Bochte - 5
Gomez - 7
Nordhagen - 5
Waits - 1

T. Martinez - 1
Velez - 2


OPP. SB-CS

vs. Cox - SB: 26 CS: 6
vs. Pruitt - SB: 14 CS: 6

vs. Nordhagen - SB: 10 CS: 3


PITCHING

ERA


Wayne Garland - 169-1/3 IP/63 ER - 3.35
Jim Bibby - 147-1/3 IP/51 ER = 3.12
Don Hood - 81-1/3 IP/29 ER - 3.21
Ken Kravec - 139-1/3 IP/57 ER - 3.68
Wayne Twitchell - 88-1/3 IP/46 ER - 4.69

Rick Waits - 137 IP/63 ER - 4.17

RELIEF

Jim Kern - 35-2/3 IP/12 ER - 3.06
Dave Tomlin - 53 IP/18 ER - 3.06
Doug Bair - 30-1/3 IP/19 ER - 5.69
Wilbur Wood - 23-1/3 IP/16 ER - 6.08

Randy Moffitt - 1 IP/0 ER - 0.00
* Jim Laxton - 12 IP/15 ER - 11.25
(* Released.)

STARTER ERA - 762-2/3 IP/309 ER - 3.65

RELIEF ERA - 155-2/3 IP/80 ER - 4.63

TEAM ERA - 918-1/3 IP/389 ER - 3.81

W-L

Garland - 11-9
Bibby -12-7
Hood - 5-4
Kravec - 8-10
Twitchell - 4-2
Waits 9-7
Kern - 1-4
Tomlin - 3-2
Bair - 3-2

K-BB

Garland - K: 85 BB: 39
Bibby - K: 96 BB: 50
Hood - K: 53 BB: 35
Kravec - K: 110 BB: 51
Twitchell - K: 60 BB; 34

Waits - K: 60 BB: 55
Kern - K: 31 BB: 9
Tomlin - K: 31 BB: 13
Bair - K: 19 BB: 16
Wood - K: 6 BB: 16
Laxton* - K: 2 BB: 4

SV-BS

Kern - SV: 13 BS: 4
Bair - SV: 0 BS: 2
Tomlin - SV: 5 BS: 1
Wood - SV: 1 BS: 0

QUALITY STARTS (Start of 6+ innings allwoing 3 or fewer runs)

Garland - 11
Bibby - 11
Kravec - 11
Waits - 12
Hood - 6
Twitchell - 3

COMPLETE GAMES

Garland - 9
Bibby - 5
Kravec - 5

Waits - 3
Hood - 1

HR ALLOWED - 99

SHUTOUTS (* Combined)

Garland - 2
Kravec - 3 (* 1 Combined)

Waits - 1
Bibby - 3 (* 1 Combined)
Hood - 1

TIMES SHUTOUT - 4​
 
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Series 36

CLEVELAND INDIANS AT MINNESOTA TWINS

FRI.-SUN. - AUG. 5-7

METROPOLITAN STADIUM - BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA

Game 1

Game Time: 7:30pm

Temp: 86

Starting Line-ups

CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Rick Manning CF
Buddy Bell 3B
Chet Lemon DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Otto Velez RF
Larry Cox C
John Hale LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Wayne Garland

MIN

Lyman Bostock CF
Glenn Adams DH
Rod Carew 1B
Larry Hisle LF
Dan Ford RF
Mike Cubbage 3B
Butch Wynegar C
Roy Smalley SS
Bob Randall 2B

Starting Pitcher: Dave Goltz

CLE 000 202 000 - 4 8 1
MIN 000 001 000 - 1 5 2

HOW THEY SCORED

TOP 4TH: Velez walked. Cox homered. Velez scored. CLE 2, MIN 0

TOP 6TH: Mike Ivie singled. Velez walked. Cox walked. Bases loaded. Ivie scored on a squeeze bunt by Duffy. Runners advance. Duffy out at first. T. Martinez singled. Velez scored. CLE 4, MIN 0

BOT 6TH: Carew singled. Hisle walked. Carew to second. Cubbage singled. Carew scored. CLE 4, MIN 1

WP: Garland (12-9, CG) LP: Goltz (CG)

Key to the game: CLE C Larry Cox belted a two-run homer and SP Wayne Garland tossed a fiver-hit complete game as the Tribe downed the Twins 4-1.

ATTENDANCE: 24,671

Game 2 (NBC GAME OF THE WEEK)

Game Time: 12:00pm

Temp: 85

Starting Line-ups

CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Paul Dade CF
Buddy Bell 3B
Chet Lemon DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Otto Velez RF
Ron Pruitt C
John Hale LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Jim Bibby

(NOTE: C Larry Cox was injured a few games back and supposed to miss three games but I forgot to do it. So here is the first of three he'll miss due to that injury.)

MIN

Lyman Bostock CF
Glenn Adams DH
Rod Carew 1B
Larry Hisle LF
Dan Ford RF
Mike Cubbage 3B
Butch Wynegar C
Roy Smalley SS
Bob Randall 2B

Starting Pitcher: Geoff Zahn

CLE 020 000 210 - 5 16 0
MIN 002 000 001 - 3 7 2

HOW THEY SCORED

TOP 2ND: Velez homered. Pruitt doubled. Duffy singled. Pruitt scored. CLE 2, MIN 0

BOT 3RD: Smalley singled. Bostock homered. CLE 2, MIN 2

TOP 7TH: Bell singled. Lemon doubled. Bell to third. Ivie sac fly to left. Bell scored. Velez singled. Lemon scored. CLE 4, MIN 2

TOP 8TH: Hale singled. Gary Serum relieved Geoff Zahn with 0 out. Duffy grounded into a 5-4 force out at second. Duffy safe at first. Martinez walked. Duffy to second. Bell singled. Duffy scored. CLE 5, MIN 2

MIN Tom Burgmeier relieved Serum with one out in the 9th.

CLE Jim Kern relieved Jim Bibby to start the 9th.

BOT 9TH: Carew doubled. Hisle doubled. Carew scored. CLE 5, MIN 3

WP: Bibby (13-7) SV: Kern (14) LP: Zahn

Key to the game: CLE RF Otto Velez homered and drove in two runs and RP Jim Kern held off a ninth-inning Twins' rally as the Tribe won 5-3 in a game televised around the country.

ATTENDANCE: 28,528

Game 3

Game Time: 1:00pm

Temp: 87

Starting Line-ups


CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Rick Manning CF
Buddy Bell 3B
Chet Lemon DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Otto Velez RF
Ron Pruitt C
John Hale LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Don Hood

MIN

Lyman Bostock CF
Craig Kusick DH
Rod Carew 1B
Larry Hisle LF
Dan Ford RF
Mike Cubbage 3B
Butch Wynegar C
Roy Smalley SS
Bob Randall 2B

Starting Pitcher: Ron Schueler

CLE 200 000 300 - 5 9 4
MIN 300 000 0(10)x - 13 12 0

HOW THEY SCORED

TOP 1ST: T. Martinez singled. Bell homered. Martinez scored. CLE 2, MIN 0

BOT 1ST: Bostock doubled. Kusick reached on an error by Hood. Carew tripled. Bostock and Kusick scored. Hisle sac fly to center. Carew scored. CLE 2, MIN 3

TOP 6TH: Lemon doubled. Ivie walked. Velez doubled. Lemon scored. Ivie to third. Pruitt singled. Ivie and Velez scored. CLE 5, MIN 3

BOT 8TH: Carew singled. Randy Moffitt relieved Hood with 0 out. Hisle singled. Carew to second. Ford walked. Bases loaded. Dave Tomlin relieved Moffitt with 0 out. Wynegar walked. Carew scored. Bases loaded. Smalley singled. Hisle and Ford scored. Wynegar to third. Randall reached on an error by Duffy. Wynegar scored. Smalley to second. Bostock singled. Bases loaded. Kusick tripled. Wynegar, Smalley and Bostock scored. Carew singled. Kusick scored. Ford doubled. Carew scored. Cubbage doubled. Ford scored. CLE 5, MIN 13

WP: Schueler (CG) LP: Moffitt (0-1) BS: Tomlin

Key to the game: The Indians were on the verge of a three-game sweep of the Twins, leading 5-3 in heading into the bottom of the 8th when the Twins exploded for 10 runs off three Tribe pitchers in what turned a tight ballgame into a 13-5 route for the Twins. The big blow in the 8th with a bases-clearing triple by MIN DH Craig Kusick. MIN SP Ron Schueler went the distance for the victors. The Indians committed four errors and allowed five unearned runs.

ATTENDANCE: 29,404

CLE Record: 57-49
 

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Series 37

CLEVELAND INDIANS AT BALTIMORE ORIOLES

MON.-TUE. - AUGUST 8-9

MEMORIAL STADIUM - BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

Game 1

Game Time: 7:30pm

Temp: 80

Starting Line-ups

CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Ron Pruitt C
Buddy Bell 3B
Chet Lemon DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Otto Velez RF
Rick Manning CF
John Hale LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Ken Kravec

BAL

Al Bumbry CF
Rich Dauer 2B
Ken Singleton RF
Eddie Murray 1B
Lee May DH
Doug DeCinces 3B
Andres Mora LF
Mark Belanger SS
Rick Dempsey C

Starting Pitcher: Dennis Martinez

CLE 000 000 020 - 2 6 0
BAL 000 000 000 - 0 3 0

HOW THEY SCORED

TOP 8TH: Pruitt walked. Lemon homered. Pruitt scored. CLE 2, BAL 0

WP: Kravec (9-10, CG) LP: Dennis Martinez (CG)

Key to the game: CLE DH Chet Lemon blasted a two-run homer to break a scoreless tie in the 8th inning and SP Ken Kravec fired a three-hitter as the Tribe blanked the O's 2-0.

ATTENDANCE: 23,657

Game 2

Game Time: 7:30pm

Temp: 78

Starting Line-ups

CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Rick Manning CF
Buddy Bell 3B
Chet Lemon DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Otto Velez RF
Larry Cox C
John Hale LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Wayne Twitchell

BAL

Al Bumbry CF
Rich Dauer 2B
Ken Singleton RF
Eddie Murray 1B
Lee May DH
Doug DeCinces 3B
Pat Kelly LF
Mark Belanger SS
Rick Dempsey C

Starting Pitcher: Jim Palmer

CLE 000 000 000 - 0 3 1
BAL 001 100 00x - 2 5 2

HOW THEY SCORED

BOT 3RD: Bumbry singled. Dauer grounded into a 5-4 force out. Dauer safe at first. Singleton singled. Dauer to second. Murray singled. Dauer scored. CLE 0, BAL 1

BOT 4TH: Belanger walked. Bumbry grounded into a 6-4 force out. Bumbry safe at first. Bumbry stole second. Dauer reached on a two-base error by Manning. Bumbry scored. CLE 0, BAL 2

CLE Jim Kern relieved Twitchell to start the 8th.

WP: Palmer (W, CG) LP: Twitchell

Key to the game: Jim Palmer fired a three-hit shutout and Eddie Murray singled in Rich Dauer as the O's turned the tables on the Indians with a 2-0 victory.

ATTENDANCE: 20,241

CLE Record: 58-50
 

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JULY 31 TRADE DEADLINE ANALYSIS

JULY 30: Trade with SF Giants

INDIANS GET: RP Randy Moffitt

GIANTS GET: SP Rick Waits

ANALYSIS: The Indians get much-needed relief help in right-hander Randy Moffitt. The Indians had been using three lefties in their 'pen and the preferred balance is 3-2 righties/lefties in relief. Moffitt is streaky. Can be solid. But also can get hit hard at times. Known for getting into some jams that can give a manager a few more gray hairs.

The Giants get the Indians' number four starter in the rotation in left-hander Rick Waits. Waits was pretty steady for the Tribe, but can be wild and give up his share of free passes which can get him into trouble. But, he's a strong enough starter to help bolster a Giants' rotation that already features Bob Knepper, Ed Halicki and John Montefusco. This move for the Giants was made with an eye towards '78 as they are out of contention this year.

TRADE WINNER: Toss-up

JULY 31: Trade with Toronto Blue Jays

INDIANS GET: OF Otto Velez

BLUE JAYS GET: OF/1B Bruce Bochte

ANALYSIS: This was a shocker. Bochte was a cornerstone of the Indians' everyday line-up. A solid .300 hitter and very good outfielder, no one expected Bochte to be traded, especially during a surprising Tribe pennant run. But, with long-term injuries to key starters OF Johnny Grubb and 2B Duane Kuiper, the team had to look to make some moves.

The Indians get OF Otto Velez in return. Velez is a fair hitter average-wise, but his power-hitting prowess made this a gamble that Indians' GM Phil Seghi was willing to take. The Indians needed more pop in the line-up and they got it here. In the field, Velez will never be a serious Gold Glove candidate. He'll make things an adventure out there.

GM Phil Seghi said he hated to part with Bochte. But sometimes in life you have to do things you don't want to to try and succeed. This was one of those times.

TRADE WINNER: Indians - Bochte brings a much-needed fielding upgrade and .300 average to Toronto. But Velez helps the Indians in the power-department as soon as he steps on the field and may help power (no pun intended) the Indians to a division title.

JULY 31: Trade with L.A. Dodgers

INDIANS GET: IF Ted Martinez and OF John Hale

DODGERS GET: OF/C Wayne Nordhagen and INF Luis Gomez

ANALYSIS: With 2B Duane Kuiper out until almost the end of the season and Paul Dade a liability at second and Luis Gomez not hitting (21-131) for most of the season, the Indians needed to make this move out of pure necessity. The Indians get Ted Martinez, who can play second, third and shortstop. Martinez was a back-up in L.A. who spelled Davey Lopes at second, Bill Russell at short and Ron Cey at third in the infield and also pinch-hit on occasion. A decent hitter and very good with the glove, Martinez will get the chance to play everyday with the Indians. It's also expected that when Kuiper comes back, Martinez will replace Frank Duffy at shortstop. OF John Hale is an excellent fielder and mediocre hitter who will most likely be used as a late-inning fielding replacement and pinch-hitter.

The Dodgers get C/OF Wayne Nordhagen, acquired before the season from the White Sox in the big trade for SP Dennis Eckersley, was expected to be a major offensive cog for the Indians but it did not pan out. Nordhagen struggled during his time in Celveland and, while showing flashes of what was hoped for from him, never gained traction and the Indians basically gave up on him over the course of his time with the team. He'll be a reserve outfielder and back-up to back-up catcher Johnny Oates as well as a pinch-hitter. He does have power coming off the bench. INF Luis Gomez steps into the spot that was held by Ted Martinez in L.A. He'll back-up at second, short and third and occasionally pinch-hit.

TRADE WINNER: Indians - Ted Martinez is worth gambling on. The middle infield buckled somewhat with the loss of Kuiper at second. Martinez helps shore up the situation and might well thrive against AL pitching. The Dodgers took on a project in Nordhagen and may be looking to turn him into a starting outfielder for the team in the near future. But the Dodger outfield is a much tougher nut to crack than the Indians' infield. Don't hold your breath expecting Gomez to be a Dodger or Hale to be an Indian in '78. They were largely throw-ins.
 

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ALL '77 AL ROSTERS LISTED IN POST #5.

Series 38

CLEVELAND INDIANS AT CHICAGO WHITE SOX

WED.-THU. - AUGUST 10-11

COMISKEY PARK - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Game 1

Game Time: 7:30pm

Temp: 77

Starting Line-ups

CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Rick Manning CF
Buddy Bell 3B
Chet Lemon DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Otto Velez RF
Larry Cox C
John Hale LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Wayne Garland

CWS

Jim Norris CF
Ralph Garr DH
Oscar Gamble LF
Richie Zisk RF
Eric Soderholm 3B
Jim Spencer 1B
Jim Essian C
Jorge Orta 2B
Alan Banister SS

Starting Pitcher: Dennis Eckersley

CLE 100 000 000 - 1 7 1
CWS 000 000 30x - 3 6 1

HOW THEY SCORED

TOP 1ST: Martinez singled. Manning grounded into a 3-6 force out. Manning safe at first. Bell singled. Manning to third. Lemon grounded into a 4-6 force out. Manning scored. CLE 1, CWS 0

BOT 7TH: Garr singled. Gamble doubled. Garr to third. Soderholm homered. Garr and Gamble scored. Dave Tomlin relieved Garland with one out. CLE 1, CWS 3

WP: Eckersley (CG) LP: Garland (12-10)

Key to the game: Former Indians' starter Dennis Eckersley got out of a first inning jam and sailed the rest of the way and CWS 3B Eric Soderholm belted a three-run homer in the 7th to lead the White Sox past the Indians 3-1.

ATTENDANCE: 38,175

Game 2

Game Time: 7:30pm

Temp: 75

Starting Line-ups

CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Rick Manning CF
Buddy Bell 3B
Chet Lemon DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Otto Velez RF
Larry Cox C
John Hale LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Jim Bibby

CWS

Jim Norris CF
Ralph Garr DH
Oscar Gamble LF
Richie Zisk RF
Eric Soderholm 3B
Jim Spencer 1B
Jim Essian C
Jorge Orta 2B
Alan Banister SS

Starting Pitcher: Francisco Barrios

CLE 002 000 000 - 2 5 1
CWS 000 004 00x - 4 7 0

HOW THEY SCORED

TOP 3RD: Martinez singled. Manning singled. Lemon doubled. Martinez and Manning scored. CLE 2, CWS 0

BOT 6TH: Bannister doubled. Norris reached on an error by Ivie. Bannister to third. Garr singled. Bannister scored. Norris to third. Gamble grounded into a 3-2 force out. Garr to second. Gamble safe at first. Zisk singled. Bases loaded. Randy Moffitt relieved Jim Bibby with one out. Soderholm singled. Garr scored. Bases loaded. Essian singled. Gamble and Zisk scored. CLE 2, CWS 4

CLE Jim Kern relieved Moffitt to start the 8th.

CWS Lerrin LaGrow relieved Barrios to start the 9th.

WP: Barrios SV: LaGrow LP: Bibby (13-8)

Key to the game: CWS C Jim Essian hit a tie-breaking two-run single off reliever Randy Moffitt in the bottom of the 6th and CWS SP Francisco Barrios and RP Lerrin LaGrow combined to keep the Tribe in check as the scorching-hot White Sox downed the Indians 4-2 to sweep the two-game series.

ATTENDANCE: 36,984


CLE Record: 58-52
 

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Series 39

MILWAUKEE BREWERS AT CLEVELAND INDIANS

FRI.-SUN. - AUGUST 12-14

MUNICIPAL STADIUM - CLEVELAND, OHIO

(This is a 5-game series)

Game 1 (Twi-Night Double-Header)

Game Time: 5:00pm

Temp: 84

Starting Line-ups

MIL

Robin Yount SS
Sal Bando 3B
Cecil Cooper 1B
Don Money 2B
Sixto Lezcano RF
Von Joshua CF
Steve Brye LF
Ken McMullen DH
Charlie Moore C

Starting Pitcher: Mike Caldwell

CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Paul Dade CF
Buddy Bell 3B
Chet Lemon DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Ron Pruitt RF
Larry Cox C
John Hale LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Don Hood

MIL 000 000 000 - 0 5 3
CLE 301 100 32x - 10 9 1

HOW THEY SCORED

BOT 1ST: Dade walked. Bell singled. Dade to second. Lemon tripled. Dade and Bell scored. Lemon scored on a wild pitch. MIL 0, CLE 3

BOT 3RD: Martinez singled. Martinez stole second. Bell reached on an error by Bando. Martinez to third. Lemon reached on an error by Yount. Martinez scored. MIL 0, CLE 4

BOT 4TH: Pruitt walked. Hale singled. Pruitt to third. Martinez reached on an error by Yount. Pruitt scored. MIL 0, CLE 5

BOT 7TH: Martinez singled. Ed Rodriguez relieved Caldwell with 0 out. Dade grounded into a 6-4 force out. Dade safe at first. Bell homered. Dade scored. Ivie walked. Pruitt doubled. Ivie scored. MIL 0, CLE 8

MIL Sam Hinds relieved Rodriguez to start the 8th.

BOT 8TH: Hale walked. Duffy walked. Hale to second. Dade singled. Hale scored. Duffy to third. Bell walked. Bases loaded. Ivie singled. Duffy scored. MIL 0, CLE 10

WP: Don Hood (6-4, CG) LP: Caldwell

Keys to the game: The Tribe blew out to a 3-0 lead in the first and never looked back and CLE SP Don Hood pitched a five-hit shutout as the Indians cruised 10-0.

DH Game 2

Game Time: 30-minutes after the completion of the first game

Starting Line-ups

MIL

Robin Yount SS
Sal Bando 3B
Cecil Cooper 1B
Don Money 2B
Sixto Lezcano RF
Von Joshua CF
Steve Brye LF
Ken McMullen DH
Larry Haney C

Starting Pitcher: Jerry Augustine

CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Paul Dade CF
Buddy Bell 3B
Chet Lemon DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Ron Pruitt RF
Larry Cox C
John Hale LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Ken Kravec

MIL 202 000 003 - 7 12 1
CLE 303 124 10x - 14 17 2

HOW THEY SCORED

TOP 1ST: Bando singled. Money homered. Bando scored. MIL 2, CLE 0

BOT 1ST: Martinez singled. Dade singled. Martinez thrown out at third as the front end of a double steal. Dade safe at second. Lemon doubled. Dade scored. Ivie homered. Lemon scored. MIL 2, CLE 3

TOP 3RD: Yount singled. Bando homered. Yount scored. MIL 4, CLE 3

BOT 3RD: Dade singled. Bell walked. Dade to second. Lemon homered. Dade and Bell scored. MIL 4, CLE 6

BOT 4TH: Duffy homered. MIL 4, CLE 7

BOT 5TH: Dade singled. Bell homered. Dade scored. Bob McClure relieved Augustine with 0 outs. MIL 4, CLE 9

BOT 6TH: Cox singled. Hale singled. Cox to second. Dade singled. Bases loaded. Bell reached on a error by Cooper. Cox scored. Bases loaded. Lemon walked. Hale scored. Bases loaded. Sam Hinds relieved McClure with 2 outs. Ivie singled. Dade scored. Bases loaded. Pruitt singled. Bell scored. MIL 4, CLE 13

BOT 7TH: Martinez homered. MIL 4, CLE 14

CLE Wilbur Wood relieved Kravec to start the 8th.

CLE Doug Bair relieved Wood to start the 9th.

TOP 9TH: Haney singled. Yount singled. Haney to second. Bando homered. Haney and Yount scored. MIL 7, CLE 14

WP: Kravec (10-10) LP: Augustine

Keys to the game: Chet Lemon knocked in five runs and Mike Ivie drove in three and five Indians homered as the Tribe downed the Brewers by the footabll score of 14-7 to sweep the double-header.

DH ATTENDANCE: 39,316

Game 3

Game Time 7:00pm

Temp: 81

Starting Line-ups

MIL

Robin Yount SS
Sal Bando 3B
Cecil Cooper 1B
Don Money 2B
Sixto Lezcano RF
Von Joshua CF
Steve Brye LF
Ken McMullen DH
Charlie Moore C

Starting Pitcher: Larry Sorenson

CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Rick Manning CF
Buddy Bell 3B
Chet Lemon DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Ron Pruitt C
John Lowenstein RF
John Hale LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Wayne Twitchell

MIL 000 000 000 - 0 6 1
CLE 040 000 06x - 10 9 0

HOW THEY SCORED

BOT 2ND: Lemon homered. Ivie walked. Pruitt grounded into a 6-4 force out. Pruitt safe at first. Lowenstein doubled. Pruitt to third. Hale homered. Pruitt and Lowenstein scored. MIL 0, CLE 4

BOT 8TH: Martinez singled. Martinez stole second. Bell singled. Martinez scored. Lemond singled. Bell to second. Ivie singled. Bell scored. Lemon to third. Pruitt reached on an error by Money. Lemon scored. Ivie to second. Lowenstein doubled. Ivie scored. Pruitt to third. Hale singled. Pruitt and Lowenstein scored. MIL 0, CLE 10

WP: Twitchell (5-3, CG) LP: Sorenson (CG)

Keys to the game: Light-hitting CLE LF John Hale blasted a three-run homer and drove in five runs and SP Wayne Twitchell tossed a complete game shutout as the Indians trounced the Brewers for the third straight game by a score of 10-0.

ATTENDANCE: 37,439

Game 4 (Game 1 of a Daytime Double-Header)

Game Time: 12:00pm

Temp: 83

Starting Line-ups

MIL

Robin Yount SS
Sal Bando 3B
Cecil Cooper 1B
Don Money 2B
Sixto Lezcano RF
Von Joshua CF
Steve Brye LF
Ken McMullen DH
Charlie Moore C

Starting Pitcher: Moose Haas

CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Rick Manning CF
Buddy Bell 3B
Chet Lemon DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Larry Cox C
John Lowenstein RF
John Hale LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Wilbur Wood

MIL 100 003 030 - 7 9 1
CLE 100 002 000 - 3 6 1

HOW THEY SCORED

TOP 1ST: Cooper tripled. Money singled. Cooper scored. MIL 1, CLE 0

BOT 1ST: Manning reached on an error by Money. Bell doubled. Manning scored. MIL 1, CLE 1

TOP 6TH: Money walked. Lezcano singled. Money to second. Joshua doubled. Money and Lezcano scored. Moore singled. Joshua scored. MIL 4, CLE 1

TOP 6TH: Bell singled. Lemon homered. Bell scored. MIL 4, CLE 3

TOP 8TH: Lezcano walked. Joshua walked. Lezcano to second. Randy Moffitt relieved Wood with 0 out. Brye singled. Lezcano scored. Joshua to third. McMullen doubled. Joshua and Brye scored. MIL 7, CLE 3

WP: Haas (CG) LP: Wood (0-1)

Keys to- the game: MIL OF Von Joshua and DH Ken McMullen drove in two runs each and SP Moose Haas went the distance as the Brewers downed the Indians 7-3. CLE SP Wilbur Wood made a spot-start for the Indians and was solid through five but faltered in the sixth and eighth innings.

Game 2

Game Time: 30-minutes after the completion of the first game

Starting Line-ups

MIL

Robin Yount SS
Sal Bando 3B
Cecil Cooper 1B
Don Money 2B
Sixto Lezcano RF
Von Joshua CF
Steve Brye LF
Ken McMullen DH
Larry Haney C

Starting Pitcher: Jim Slaton

CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Rick Manning CF (Left game with an injury in the 10th. Out 5 games. Replaced by John Lowenstein.)
Buddy Bell 3B
Chet Lemon DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Ron Pruitt C
Paul Dade RF
John Hale LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Dave Tomlin

MIL 000 000 012 00 - 3 9 0
CLE 300 000 000 01 - 4 10 3

HOW THEY SCORED

BOT 1ST: Martinez singled. Manning walked. Martinez to second. Bell homered. Martinez and Manning scored. MIL 0, CLE 3

TOP 8TH: Cooper homered. Jim Kern relieved Tomlin with 0 out. MIL 1, CLE 3

TOP 9TH: Haney walked. Yount doubled. Haney to third. Cooper walked. Bases loaded. Money singled. Haney and Yount scored. MIL 3, CLE 3

CLE Doug Bair relieved Kern to start the 11th.

MIL Bill Castro relieved Slaton to start the 11th.

BOT 11TH: Lemon homered. MIL 3, CLE 4

WP: Bair (3-3) BS: Kern LP: Castro

Keys to the game: CLE DH Chet Lemon hit a lead-off homer in the bottom of the 11th and RP Dave Tomlin, pressed into emergency starter service, pitched 7+ strong innings as the Indians downed the Brew Crew 4-3 to earn a split of the doubled-header and take four of five in the series.

DH ATTENDANCE: 44,725

CLE Record: 62-53
 

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Series 40

OAKLAND A'S AT CLEVELAND INDIANS

MON.-TUE. - AUGUST 15-16

MUNICIPAL STADIUM - CLEVELAND, OHIO

Game 1

Game Time: 7:30pm

Temp: 80

Starting Line-ups

OAK

Bill North CF
Mike Jorgensen 1B
Tony Armas RF
Mitchell Page LF
Earl Williams DH
Wayne Gross 3B
Jeff Newman C
Larvell Blanks SS
Marty Perez 3B

Starting Pitcher: Rick Langford

CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Paul Dade CF
Buddy Bell 3B
Chet Lemon DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Ron Pruitt RF
Larry Cox C
John Hale LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Wayne Garland

OAK 001 020 000 - 3 9 1
CLE 100 010 000 - 2 5 2

HOW THEY SCORED

BOT 1ST: Martinez singled. Dade singled. Martinez to second. Lemon walked. Bases loaded. Ivie grounded into a 5-4 force out. Martinez scored. OAK 0, CLE 1

TOP 3RD: North singled. North advanced to second on a fly out to left. Page singled. North scored. OAK 1, CLE 1

TOP 5TH: Armas singled. Page doubled. Armas to third. Williams singled. Armas and Page scored. OAK 3, CLE 1

BOT 5TH: Dade walked. Bell singled. Dade to third. Lemon sac fly to right. Dade scored. OAK 3, CLE 2

WP: Langford (CG) LP: Garland (12-11, CG)

Keys to the game. OAK DH Earl Williams hit a two-run double to break a 1-1 tie in the 5th and SP Rick Langford went the distance and allowed only one baserunner after one out in the fourth as the A's held on to beat the Tribe 3-2.

ATTENDANCE: 26,391

Game 2

Game Time: 7:30pm

Temp: 75

Starting Line-ups

OAK

Bill North CF
Mike Jorgensen 1B
Tony Armas RF
Mitchell Page LF
Earl Williams DH
Wayne Gross 3B
Jeff Newman C
Larvell Blanks SS
Marty Perez 3B

Starting Pitcher: Mike Norris

CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Paul Dade CF
Buddy Bell 3B
Chet Lemon DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Otto Velez RF
Rick Pruitt C
John Lowenstein LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Jim Bibby

OAK 000 300 200 - 5 6 1
CLE 100 300 02x - 6 12 0

BOT 1ST: Martinez singled. Dade singled. Martinez to third. Bell sac fly to left. Martinez scored. OAK 1, CLE 0

TOP 4TH: Jorgensen homered. Page walked. Page stole second. Williams homered. Page scored. OAK 3, CLE 1

BOT 4TH: Bell singled. Ivie singled. Bell to second. Velez homered. Bell and Ivie scored. OAK 3, CLE 4

TOP 7TH: Blanks singled. Perez walked. Blanks to second. North sacrifice 5-4. (The second baseman covers first on sac bunts because the first baseman and third baseman are pulled in at the corners.) Runners advance. Jorgensen sac fly to center. Blanks scored. Perez to third. Perez scored on a passed ball. OAK 5, CLE 4

BOT 8TH: Bell singled. Joe Coleman relieved Norris. Lemon doubled. Bell scored. Pruitt singled. Lemon scored. OAK 5, CLE 6

WP: Bibby (14-8, CG) LP: Coleman

Keys to the game: CLE RF Otto Velez hit a three-run homer and OF Chet Lemon and C Ron Pruitt had RBI hits in the bottom of the 8th to push the Indians past the A's 6-5.

ATTENDANCE: 28,051

CLE Record: 63-54
 

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Series 41

KANSAS CITY ROYALS AT CLEVELAND INDIANS

WED.-THUR. - AUGUST 17-18

MINICIPAL STADIUM - CLEVELAND, OHIO

Game 1

Game Time: 7:30pm

Temp: 81

Starting Line-ups

KC

Amos Otis CF
Hal McRae LF
Al Cowens RF
George Brett 3B
Darrell Porter C
John Mayberry 1B
John Wathan DH
Freddie Patek SS (Left game with an injury in the 2nd. Out for game. Replaced by Bob Heise.)
Frank White 2B

Starting Pitcher: Paul Splittorff

CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Paul Dade CF
Buddy Bell 3B
Chet Lemon DH (Left game with an injury in the 2nd. Out for 8 games. Replaced by Rico Carty.)
Mike Ivie 1B
Otto Velez RF
Ron Pruitt C
John Hale LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Don Hood

KCR 100 010 000 - 2 9 2
OAK 000 021 00x - 3 5 0

HOW THEY SCORED

TOP 1ST: Amos Otis homered. KC 1, CLE 0

TOP 5TH: McRae homered. KC 2, CLE 0

BOT 5TH: Pruitt singled. Martinez reached on a two-base error by Heise. Pruitt to third. Dade reached on an error by Heise. Pruitt scored. Dade to third. Bell singled. Martinez scored. KC 2, CLE 2

BOT 6TH: Velez homered. KC 2, CLE 3

KC Mark Littell relieved Splittorff with 0 out in the 8th.

WP: Hood (7-4, CG) LP: Splittorff

Keys to the game: The Indians took advantage of two big errors by Royals' back-up shortstop Bob Heise, replacing the injured Freddie Patek, to score two unearned runs in the fifth to tie the game and CLE OF Otto Velez cranked a homer in the bottom of the 6th to break the tie and propel the Tribe to a 3-2 win over the Royals.

ATTENDANCE: 25,454

Game 2

Game Time: 7:30pm

Temp: 84

Starting Line-ups


KC

Amos Otis CF
Hal McRae LF
Al Cowens RF
George Brett 3B
Darrell Porter C
John Mayberry 1B
John Wathan DH
Freddie Patek SS
Frank White 2B

Starting Pitcher: Jim Colborn

CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Paul Dade CF
Buddy Bell 3B
Otto Velez RF
Rico Carty DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Larry Cox C
John Lowenstein LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Ken Kravec

KCR 250 020 010 - 10 12 1
CLE 010 000 100 - 2 5 1

HOW THEY SCORED

TOP 1ST: McRae walked. Cowens homered. McRae scored. KC 2, CLE 0

TOP 2ND: Mayberry doubled. Wathan singled. Mayberry to third. Patek hit into a 5-2 force out at home. White walked. Bases loaded. Otis singled. Wathan and Patek scored. White to third. McRae homered. White and Otis scored. KC 7, CLE 0

BOT 2ND: Velez doubled. Ivie reached on a two-base error by McRae. Velez scored. KC 7, CLE 1

TOP 5TH: Mayberry homered. Wathan reached on an error by Cox. White tripled. Wathan scored. KC 9, CLE 1

CLE Doug Bair relieved Kravec to start the 6th.

BOT 7TH: Lowenstein walked. Duffy singled. Martinez singled. Bases loaded. Lowenstein scored on a passed ball. KC 9, CLE 2

CLE Randy Moffitt relieved Bair to start the 8th.

TOP 8TH: White doubled. McRae singled. White scored. KC 10, CLE 2

WP: Colborn (CG) LP: Kravec (10-11)

Keys to the game: Al Cowens and Hal McRae homered and combined to drive in six runs and Jim Colborn went the distance as the Royals trounced the Indians 10-2.

ATTENDANCE: 30,289

CLE Record: 64-55
 

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Offseason acquisition from San Diego relief pitcher Dave Tomlin

INDIANS' 119-GAME STATS

(KEY: Hits/At-Bats/Average)

BATTING


(Recently acquired in trade. Recently traded. Injured.)

Ted Martinez - 23-83/.277

Rick Manning - 58-224/.259
Buddy Bell - 113-446/.253
Chet Lemon - 118-401/.298
Mike Ivie - 132-466/.283
Otto Velez - 9-43/.209
Ron Pruitt - 37-151/.245
Larry Cox - 64-292/.219
John Hale - 14-57/.246
Frank Duffy - 58-343/.164
Paul Dade - 43-147/.293
Rico Carty - 33-105/.314
John Lowenstein - 24-103/.233
Charlie Spikes - 1-8/.125
Wayne Nordhagen - 39-193/.202
Tom Shopay - 4-13/.308
Duane Kuiper - 94-340/.276
Johnny Grubb - 80-233/.343

Luis Gomez - 21-131/.160
Bruce Bochte - 117-384/.305


TEAM BATTING AVG.: 1082-4173/.259

RUNS

T. Martinez - 10
Manning - 36
Bell - 54
Lemon - 78
Ivie - 69
Velez - 9
Pruitt - 20
Cox - 32
Hale - 4
Duffy - 31
Dade - 22
Carty - 14
Lowenstein - 15
Spikes - 1
Nordhagen - 22
Shopay - 3
Kuiper - 34
Grubb - 46
Gomez - 8
Bochte - 22

2B

T. Martinez - 1
Manning - 8
Bell - 22
Lemon - 31
Ivie - 24
Velez - 3
Pruitt - 6
Cox - 11
Duffy - 10
Dade - 9
Carty - 7
Lowenstein - 8
Nordhagen - 6
Kuiper - 12
Grubb - 23
Gomez - 1
Bochte - 24

3B

Ivie - 1
Lemon - 4
Grubb - 5
Nordhagen - 5
Bell - 3
Cox - 2
Duffy - 1
Carty - 2
Pruitt - 2
Gomez - 4
Manning - 3
Bochte - 4

HR

Ivie - 11
Lemon - 22
Grubb - 7
Nordhagen - 6
Bell - 13
Cox - 14
Duffy - 3
Carty - 4
Manning - 5
Dade - 2
Lowenstein - 1
Shopay - 2
Velez - 3
T. Martinez - 1
Hale - 1

RBI

Kuiper - 33
Bochte - 35
Ivie - 55
Lemon - 80
Grubb - 41
Bell - 74
Cox - 49
Duffy - 28
Carty - 18
Manning - 22
Dade - 17
Lowenstein - 10
Shopay - 7
Velez - 7
T. Martinez - 2
Hale - 5
Pruitt - 22
Nordhagen - 26

SB - CS


Kuiper - SB: 9 CS: 3
Lemon - SB: 4 CS: 3
Bell - SB: 0 CS: 1
Duffy - SB: 1 CS: 0
Lowenstein - SB: 1 CS: 0
Manning - SB: 1 CS: 0
Ivie - SB: 0 CS: 1
Bochte - SB: 1 CS: 0
Dade - SB: 4 CS: 1
Gomez - SB: 0 CS: 1
Martinez - SB: 3 CS: 1

DEFENSE

OPP. SB - CS


vs. Cox - SB: 29 CS: 7

vs. Nordhagen - SB: 10 CS: 3

vs. Pruitt - SB: 12 CS: 7

ERRORS

Bell - 10
Kuiper - 7
Duffy - 21
Garland - 3
Dade - 1
Lemon - 6
Ivie - 6
Nordhagen - 5
Bochte - 5
Gomez - 7
Grubb - 2
Kern - 3
Kravec - 1
Cox - 8
Waits - 1
Bibby - 3
Lowenstein - 1
Manning - 3
T. Martinez - 1
Velez - 3
Hood - 2

PITCHING

ERA

STARTERS


Wayne Garland - 193-2/3 IP/70 ER - 3.25
Jim Bibby - 169-2/3 IP/58 ER - 3.08
Don Hood - 106-1/3 IP/34 ER - 2.88
Ken Kravec - 160-1/3 IP/69 ER - 3.87
Wayne Twitchell - 104-1/3 IP/47 ER - 4.05
Rick Waits - 137 IP/63 ER - 4.17

RELIEVERS

Jim Kern - 41-2/3 IP/15 ER - 3.24
Dave Tomlin - 62-2/3 IP/22 ER - 3.16
Doug Bair - 34-1/3 IP/22 ER - 5.77
Wood - 30-2/3 IP/22 ER - 6.46
Randy Moffitt - 7-2/3 IP/4 ER - 4.70
Jim Paxton - 12 IP/15 ER - 11.25 (Released)

STARTER ERA: 871-1/3 IP/341 ER - 3.52

RELIEVER ERA: 189 IP/100 ER - 4.76

TEAM ERA: 1060-1/3/441 ER - 3.74

W-L

Garland - 12-11
Bibby - 14-8
Hood - 7-4
Kravec - 10-11
Twitchell - 5-3
Waits - 9-7
Kern - 1-4
Tomlin - 3-2
Bair - 3-3
Moffitt - 0-1
Wood - 0-1

K-BB

Garland - K: 97 BB: 45
Bibby - K: 105 BB: 54
Hood - K: 61 BB: 44
Kravec - K: 61 BB: 44
Twitchell - K: 75 BB: 43
Kern - K: 35 BB: 14
Tomlin - K: 40 BB: 14
Bair - K: 21 BB: 6
Wood - K: 7 BB: 21
Moffitt - K: 2 BB: 4
Laxton - K: 2 BB: 4
Waits - K: 60 BB: 55

SV-BS

Kern - SV: 14 BS: 5
Tomlin - SV: 5 BS - 1
Hood - SV: 1 BS: 0
Bair - SV: BS: 2
Wood - SV: 1 BS: 0

QUALITY STARTS (A QS is when a starting pitcher goes 6+ innings and allows 3 runs or fewer)

Garland - 14
Bibby - 12
Kravec - 12
Tomlin - 1
Waits - 12
Hood - 8
Twitchell - 5

CG

Garland - 11
Bibby - 6
Kravec - 6
Waits - 3
Hood - 2
Twitchell - 1

TIMES SHUTOUT - 5

Missing Stats: Indians' SP Shutouts. HRs allowed.​
 

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Series 42

CLEVELAND INDIANS AT OAKLAND A'S

FRI.-SUN. - AUGUST 19-21

OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM - OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

Game 1

Game Time: 7:30pm

Temp: 66

Starting Line-ups

CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Paul Dade CF
Buddy Bell 3B
Otto Velez RF
Rico Carty DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Larry Cox C
John Lowenstein LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Wayne Twitchell

OAK

Bill North CF
Mike Jorgensen 1B
Tony Armas RF
Mitchell Page LF
Earl Williams DH
Wayne Gross 3B
Jeff Newman C
Larvell Blanks SS
Marty Perez 2B

Starting Pitcher: Matt Keough

CLE 001 010 003 - 5 6 1
OAK 020 000 000 - 2 4 1

HOW THEY SCORED

BOT 2ND: Gross walked. Newman doubled. Gross scored. Blanks singled. Newman scored. CLE 0, OAK 2

TOP 3RD: Duffy walked. Dade doubled. Duffy scored. CLE 1, OAK 2

TOP 5TH: Lowenstein homered. CLE 2, OAK 2

TOP 9TH: Dade singled. Bell walked. Dade to second. Joe Coleman relieved Keough with 0 out. Carty singled. Dade scored. Runners advanced on throw home. Ivie singled. Bell and Carty scored. Dave Giusti relieved Coleman with one out. CLE 5, OAK 2

WP: Twitchell (6-3, CG) LP: Keough

Keys to the game: CLE DH Rico Carty drove in the go-ahead run and 1B Mike Ivie followed that up with a two-run single as the Tribe rallied to take down the A's 5-2. SP Wayne Twitchell went the distance for the victors.

ATTENDANCE: 8,116

Game 2

Game Time: 7:30pm

Temp: 63

Starting Line-ups

CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Paul Dade CF
Buddy Bell 3B
Otto Velez RF
Rico Carty DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Larry Cox C
John Hale LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Wayne Garland

OAK

Bill North CF
Mike Jorgensen 1B
Tony Armas RF
Mitchell Page LF
Earl Williams DH (Left game with an injury. Out 8 games. Replaced by Jerry Tabb.)
Wayne Gross 3B
Jeff Newman C
Larvell Blanks SS (Left game in the 4th with an injury. Out 10 games. Replaced by Rodney Scott.)
Marty Perez 2B

Starting Pitcher: Vida Blue

CLE 000 001 020 - 3 6 2
OAK 100 600 10x - 8 13 3

HOW THEY SCORED

BOT 1ST: Jorgensen reached on an error by Cox. Armas singled. Jorgensen to third. Page sac fly to left. Jorgensen scored. CLE 0, OAK 1

BOT 4TH: Page walked. Page stole second. Williams singled. Page scored. Gross walked. Williams to second. Blanks hit by pitch. Blanks left game with an injury. Scott in for Blanks. Bases loaded. Perez doubled. Williams and Gross scored. Scott to third. North singled. Scott scored. Perez to third. Jorgensen grounded into a 3-2 force out at home. North to second. Jorgensen safe at first. Armas singled. North scored. Jorgensen to third. Page singled. Jorgensen scored. CLE 0, OAK 7

CLE Wilbur Wood relieved Garland with 0 out in the 5th and the bases loaded.

TOP 6TH: T. Martinez reached second on a two-base error by Page. Bell doubled. T. Martinez scored. CLE 1, OAK 7

CLE Randy Moffitt relieved Wood to start the 7th.

BOT 7TH: Perez doubled. North singled. Perez thrown out at home 9-2. North to second. Jorgensen singled. North scored. CLE 1, OAK 8

TOP 8TH: Duffy reached on an error by Scott. T. Martinez doubled. Duffy to third. Dade sac fly to right. Duffy scored. Bell singled. T. Martinez scored. CLE 3, OAK 8

WP: Blue (CG) LP: Garland (12-12)

Keys to the game: The A's exploded for six runs in the fourth inning against Cleveland's number one starter Wayne Garland en route to an 8-3 win over the Tribe. OAK SP Vida Blue went the distance for the A's, allowing 0 earned runs.

ATTENDANCE: 10,269

Game 3

Game Time: 1:00pm

Temp: 72

Starting Line-ups


CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Paul Dade CF
Buddy Bell 3B
Otto Velez RF
Rico Carty DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Ron Pruitt C
John Hale LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Jim Bibby

OAK

Bill North CF
Mike Jorgensen 1B
Tony Armas RF
Mitchell Page LF
Wayne Gross 3B
Manny Sanguillen C
Jerry Tabb DH
Rodney Scott SS
Marty Perez 2B

Starting Pitcher: Pablo Torrealba

CLE 000 002 000 - 2 4 2
OAK 010 000 002 - 3 8 1

HOW THEY SCORED

BOT 2ND: Sanguillen homered. CLE 0, OAK 1

TOP 6TH: Duffy doubled. T. Martinez doubled. Duffy scored. Dade reached on an error by Scott. T. Martinez to third. Bell sac fly to right. T. Martinez scored. CLE 2, OAK 1

BOT 9TH: Tabb reached on an error by Kuiper. Scott singled. Dave Tomlin relieved Bibby with 0 out. Perez sac bunt. Runners advance. North singled. Tabb scored. Scott to third. Armas reached on an error by Duffy. Scott scored. CLE 2, OAK 3

WP: Torrealba (CG) LP: Bibby (14-9) BS: Tomlin (2)

Keys to the game: The run of shoddy defense once again rose up and bit the Indians as the A's took advantage of two Tribe errors in the ninth and snatched victory from the jaws of defeat 3-2. OAK SP Pablo Torrealba tossed a complete game four-hitter.

ATTENDANCE: 7,491

CLE Record: 65-57
 
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Series 43

CLEVELAND INDIANS AT SEATTLE MARINERS

MON. - AUG. 22

KINGDOME - SEATTLE, WA

Game 1 (Twi-Night Double-Header)

Game Time: 5:00pm

Temp: N/A

Starting Line-ups

CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Rick Manning CF
Buddy Bell 3B
Otto Velez RF
Rico Carty DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Larry Cox C
John Lowenstein LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Don Hood

SEA

Dave Collins LF
Ruppert Jones CF
Carlos Lopez RF
Leroy Stanton DH
Bill Stein 3B
Dan Meyer 1B
Bob Stinson C
Craig Reynolds SS
Julio Cruz 2B

Starting Pitcher: Doc Medich

CLE 010 000 101 - 3 10 3
SEA 000 000 40x-4 5 1

HOW THEY SCORED

TOP 2ND: Ivie singled. Cox singled. Ivie to second. Lowenstein singled. Ivie scored. CLE 1, SEA 0

TOP 7TH: Velez walked. Carty walked. Velez to second. Ivie singled. Bases loaded. Cox walked. Velez scored. Rick Honeycutt relieved Medich with 0 out and the bases loaded. CLE 2, SEA 0

BOT 7TH: Reynolds singled. Jones walked. Reynolds to second. Lopez reached on an error by Ivie. Bases loaded. Stanton grand slam homer. Reynolds, Jones and Lopez scored. CLE 2, SEA 4

SEA Enrique Romo relieved Honeycutt to start the 9th.


TOP 9TH: Carty homered. CLE 3, SEA 4

WP: Honeycutt SV: Romo LP: Hood (7-5)

Keys to the game: For the second straight game, an played a major role in deciding the outcome of the game. CLE 1B Mike Ivie's error that loaded the bases with two down in the seventh, allowed Leroy Stanton to bat and Stanton hit a grand slam homer to lead the M's past the Tribe 4-3. CLE SP Don Hood tossed a complete game in the loss, allowing 0 earned runs.

Game 2

Game Time: 30-minutes after completion of the first game.

Starting Line-ups

CLE

Ted Martinez 2B
Rick Manning CF
Buddy Bell 3B
Otto Velez RF
Rico Carty DH
Mike Ivie 1B
Ron Pruitt C
John Lowenstein 1B
John Hale LF
Frank Duffy SS

Starting Pitcher: Ken Kravec

SEA

Dave Collins LF
Ruppert Jones CF
Carlos Lopez RF
Leroy Stanton DH
Bill Stein 3B
Dan Meyer 1B
Ray Fosse C
Craig Reynolds SS
Julio Cruz 2B

Starting Pitcher: Gary Wheelock

CLE 000 203 100 - 6 11 0
SEA 000 0001 000 - 1 4 1

HOW THEY SCORED

TOP 4TH: Bell singled. Velez homered. Bell scored. CLE 2, SEA 0

TOP 6TH: Manning singled. Bell homered. Manning scored. Velez homered. CLE 5, SEA 0

BOT 6TH: Fosse tripled. Cruz walked. Collins grounded into a 5-2 force out at home. Collins safe at first. Cruz to second. Jones singled. Cruz scored. CLE 5, SEA 1

TOP 7TH: Duffy singled. Tom House relieved Wheelock with 0 out. Martinez singled. Duffy to third. Manning squeeze bunt. Duffy scored. CLE 6, SEA 1

CLE Jim Kern relieved Kravec with two out in the 9th.

WP: Kravec (11-11) LP: Wheelock

Keys to the game: CLE RF Otto Velez smashed two homers and drove in three runs and SP Ken Kravec allowed only four hits over 8-2/3 innings as the Tribe downed the M's 6-1 to earn a split of the double-header.

ATTENDANCE: 18,805

CLE Record: 66-58

BONUS!!!

The only homer of Indians' 2B Duane Kuiper's career!

 
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