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Baltimore Orioles 8, Pittsburgh Pirates 4

Baltimore Orioles 8, Pittsburgh Pirates 4

Day

World Series Game Played on Friday, October 12, 1979 (N) at Three Rivers Stadium

BAL A    0  0  2    5  0  0    1  0  0  -   8 13  0
PIT N    1  2  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   4  9  2
BATTING
Baltimore Orioles     AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Garcia ss              4   2   4   4       1   0       0   4
Ayala lf               2   1   2   2       0   0       0   0
  Bumbry ph,cf         2   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Singleton rf           5   0   2   1       0   1       4   0
Murray 1b              4   0   0   0       1   0       7   1
DeCinces 3b            5   0   0   1       0   1       0   1
Roenicke cf,lf         5   0   1   0       0   2       5   1
Dauer 2b               5   1   1   0       0   1       2   3
Dempsey c              5   2   2   0       0   1       7   0
McGregor p             3   1   0   0       1   1       0   0
Totals                40   8  13   8       3   7      27  10
BATTING - 
2B: Garcia (1,off Candelaria); Dauer (1,off Candelaria); Dempsey (1,off Romo).
3B: Garcia (1,off Candelaria).
HR: Ayala (1,3rd inning off Candelaria 1 on, 1 out).
HBP: Bumbry (1,by Romo).
Team LOB: 9.
Pittsburgh Pirates    AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Moreno cf              4   1   2   0       0   1       2   1
Foli ss                4   0   0   0       0   0       0   6
Parker rf              3   0   0   1       0   1       2   0
B. Robinson lf         4   0   1   0       0   2       4   1
Stargell 1b            4   2   2   0       0   1       8   1
Madlock 3b             4   0   1   1       0   1       0   0
Nicosia c              4   1   1   0       0   0       8   0
Garner 2b              4   0   1   2       0   0       2   1
Candelaria p           1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Romo p               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Jackson p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lacy ph              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tekulve p            0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                34   4   9   4       0   6      27  11
FIELDING - 
E: Foli (3), Stargell (2).
BATTING - 
2B: Moreno 2 (2,off McGregor 2); Garner (2,off McGregor); Stargell (1,off McGregor).
SF: Parker (1,off McGregor).
Team LOB: 4.
PITCHING
Baltimore Orioles     IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
McGregor W(1-0)        9     9   4   4   0   6   0
Pittsburgh Pirates    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Candelaria L(0-1)      3     8   6   5   2   2   1
Romo                   3.2   5   2   2   1   4   0
Jackson                0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0
Tekulve                2     0   0   0   0   1   0
Totals                 9    13   8   7   3   7   1
WP: Romo (1).
BK: McGregor (1).
HBP: Romo (1,Bumbry).
Umpires: Russ Goetz (AL), Terry Tata (NL), Jim McKean (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Bob Engel (NL), Jerry Neudecker (AL)
Time of Game: 2:51   Attendance: 50848
Starting Lineups:

   Baltimore Orioles             Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Garcia              ss        Moreno              cf
2. Ayala               lf        Foli                ss
3. Singleton           rf        Parker              rf
4. Murray              1b        B. Robinson         lf
5. DeCinces            3b        Stargell            1b
6. Roenicke            cf        Madlock             3b
7. Dauer               2b        Nicosia             c
8. Dempsey             c         Garner              2b
9. McGregor            p         Candelaria          p

ORIOLES 1ST: Garcia doubled to right; Ayala singled to center
[Garcia to third]; Singleton struck out; Murray lined to second;
DeCinces struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Moreno doubled to center; McGregor balked [Moreno
to third]; Foli popped to catcher in foul territory; Parker hit
a sacrifice fly to center [Moreno scored]; B. Robinson struck
out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 0, Pirates 1.

ORIOLES 2ND: Roenicke grounded out (shortstop to first); Dauer
grounded out (shortstop to first); Dempsey grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 0, Pirates
1.

PIRATES 2ND: Stargell singled to center; Madlock was called out
on strikes; Nicosia singled to left [Stargell to second]; Garner
doubled to center [Stargell scored, Nicosia scored, Garner out
at third (center to shortstop to third to first to second)];
Candelaria singled to left; Moreno grounded out (second to
first); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 0, Pirates 3.

ORIOLES 3RD: McGregor popped to first in foul territory; Garcia
walked; Ayala homered [Garcia scored]; Singleton singled to
center; Murray walked [Singleton to second]; DeCinces made an
out to left; Roenicke singled to left [Singleton out at home
(left to catcher), Murray to second]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Orioles 2, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 3RD: Foli made an out to center; Parker struck out; B.
Robinson singled to left; Stargell struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Orioles 2, Pirates 3.

ORIOLES 4TH: Dauer doubled; Dempsey singled to right [Dauer to
third]; McGregor reached on an error by Foli [Dempsey to second,
McGregor to first]; Garcia tripled [Dauer scored, Dempsey
scored, McGregor scored (unearned)]; ROMO REPLACED CANDELARIA
(PITCHING); BUMBRY BATTED FOR AYALA; Bumbry was hit by a pitch;
Singleton singled to center [Garcia scored, Bumbry to third];
Murray made an out to right; DeCinces forced Singleton
(shortstop to second) [Bumbry scored]; Romo threw a wild pitch
[DeCinces to second]; Roenicke struck out; 5 R, 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
 Orioles 7, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 4TH: ROENICKE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); BUMBRY
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Madlock made an out to right;
Nicosia made an out to right; Garner grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 7, Pirates 3.

ORIOLES 5TH: Dauer struck out; Dempsey was called out on
strikes; McGregor walked; Garcia singled to left [McGregor to
second]; Bumbry singled to second [McGregor to third, Garcia to
second]; Singleton made an out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Orioles 7, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 5TH: Romo made an out to right; Moreno doubled to left;
Foli made an out to left; Parker flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Orioles 7, Pirates 3.

ORIOLES 6TH: Murray made an out to left; DeCinces grounded out
(pitcher to first); Roenicke made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Orioles 7, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 6TH: B. Robinson struck out; Stargell doubled; Madlock
singled to center [Stargell scored]; Nicosia flied to center;
Garner flied to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 7, Pirates
4.

ORIOLES 7TH: Dauer made an out to center; Dempsey doubled;
McGregor struck out; Garcia singled to center [Dempsey scored,
Garcia to second (error by Stargell; assist by Moreno)]; JACKSON
REPLACED ROMO (PITCHING); Bumbry made an out to left; 1 R, 2 H,
1 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 8, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 7TH: LACY BATTED FOR JACKSON; Lacy lined to second;
Moreno was called out on strikes; Foli made an out to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 8, Pirates 4.

ORIOLES 8TH: TEKULVE REPLACED LACY (PITCHING); Singleton
grounded out (second to first); Murray grounded out (first to
pitcher); DeCinces grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 8, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 8TH: Parker grounded out (second to first); B. Robinson
grounded out (shortstop to first); Stargell grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 8, Pirates 4.

ORIOLES 9TH: Roenicke struck out; Dauer grounded out (shortstop
to first); Dempsey flied to right in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 8, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 9TH: Madlock grounded out (shortstop to first); Nicosia
grounded out (second to first); Garner made an out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 8, Pirates 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Orioles          8  13   0    9
 Pirates          4   9   2    4

References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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