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New York Yankees 12, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

New York Yankees 12, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

Day

World Series Game Played on Sunday, October 15, 1978 (D) at Yankee Stadium

LA  N    1  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  9  3
NY  A    0  0  4    3  0  0    4  1  x  -  12 18  0
BATTING
Los Angeles Dodgers   AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lopes 2b               4   2   2   0       1   0       3   5
Russell ss             5   0   2   1       0   1       1   4
Smith rf               4   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
Garvey 1b              4   0   1   0       0   2      10   0
Cey 3b                 3   0   1   0       1   1       0   0
Baker lf               4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Monday cf              3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Lacy dh                4   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Yeager c               2   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Oates ph,c           1   0   1   0       1   0       3   1
Hooton p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rautzhan p           0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hough p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                34   2   9   2       4   8      24  10
FIELDING - 
DP: 2.
E: Russell (3), Smith (1), Garvey (1).
PB: Yeager (1), Oates (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Russell (2,off Beattie).
Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Lopes (1,2nd base off Beattie/Munson); Russell (1,2nd base off Beattie/Munson).
CS: Monday (1,2nd base by Beattie/Munson).
New York Yankees      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rivers cf              5   2   3   1       0   1       0   0
  Blair pr,cf          1   1   0   0       0   1       0   0
White lf               5   2   2   3       0   0       2   0
  Johnstone rf         0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Munson c               5   1   3   5       0   0       8   1
  Heath c              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Jackson dh             3   0   1   0       2   1       0   0
Piniella rf            4   0   1   1       0   0       4   0
  Thomasson lf         1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Nettles 3b             5   0   1   0       0   1       1   2
Spencer 1b             4   2   1   0       1   0       6   0
Doyle 2b               5   2   3   0       0   0       5   1
Dent ss                4   2   3   1       1   1       0   2
Beattie p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                42  12  18  11       4   6      27   7
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
BATTING - 
2B: Munson (3,off Hough); Dent (1,off Hough).
IBB: Jackson (1,by Hooton).
Team LOB: 10.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Rivers (1,3rd base off Hooton/Yeager); White (2,2nd base off Hooton/Yeager).
PITCHING
Los Angeles Dodgers   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Hooton L(1-1)          2.1   5   4   3   2   1   0
Rautzhan               1.1   3   3   3   0   0   0
Hough                  4.1  10   5   5   2   5   0
Totals                 8    18  12  11   4   6   0
New York Yankees      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Beattie W(1-0)         9     9   2   2   4   8   0
WP: Hough (1).
IBB: Hooton (1,Jackson).
Umpires: Frank Pulli (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Ed Vargo (NL), Bill Haller (AL), Marty Springstead (AL), John Kibler (NL)
Time of Game: 2:56   Attendance: 56448
Starting Lineups:

   Los Angeles Dodgers           New York Yankees         
1. Lopes               2b        Rivers              cf
2. Russell             ss        White               lf
3. Smith               rf        Munson              c
4. Garvey              1b        Jackson             dh
5. Cey                 3b        Piniella            rf
6. Baker               lf        Nettles             3b
7. Monday              cf        Spencer             1b
8. Lacy                dh        Doyle               2b
9. Yeager              c         Dent                ss
   Hooton              p         Beattie             p

DODGERS 1ST: Lopes singled to right; World Series game 5;
Lopes stole second; Russell made an out to left; Smith singled
to right [Lopes scored, Smith to second (on throw to home)];
Garvey grounded out (shortstop to first); Cey struck out; 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Rivers singled to right; White reached on an error
by Russell [Rivers to second, White to first]; Munson flied to
center [Rivers to third, White to second]; Jackson was walked
intentionally; Piniella grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Jackson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Dodgers 1, Yankees 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Baker popped to first in foul territory; Monday
walked; Monday was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Lacy was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers
1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Nettles grounded out (second to first); Spencer
made an out to right; Doyle grounded out (shortstop to
first); Garvey made a leaping catch of Russell's high
throw; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Yankees 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Yeager flied to right; Piniella crashed into the
wall making the catch; Lopes singled to center; Russell
doubled to left [Lopes scored]; Smith struck out; Garvey singled
to third [Russell to third]; Cey grounded out (third to first);
1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Dent walked; Rivers singled to left [Dent to
second]; White singled to right [Dent scored, Rivers to second];
Rivers stole third and White stole second; Munson singled to
right [Rivers scored, White scored, Munson to third (error by
Smith)]; Jackson struck out; Piniella singled to left [Munson
scored (unearned)]; RAUTZHAN REPLACED HOOTON (PITCHING); Nettles
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Piniella out at second]; 4 R, 4 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 2,
Yankees 4.

DODGERS 4TH: Baker made an out to third; Monday made an out to
second; Lacy struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 2,
Yankees 4.

YANKEES 4TH: Spencer grounded out (first unassisted); Doyle
singled to center; Dent singled to left [Doyle to third, Dent to
second (on throw to 3b)]; smash off Russell's glove;
Rivers singled to right [Doyle scored, Dent to third]; White
grounded out (first unassisted) [Dent scored, Rivers to third
(error by Garvey)]; HOUGH REPLACED RAUTZHAN (PITCHING); Munson
singled to right [Rivers scored]; Jackson walked [Munson to
second]; Piniella made an out to center; 3 R, 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Dodgers 2, Yankees 7.

DODGERS 5TH: Yeager singled to left; Lopes flied to right;
Russell singled to right [Yeager to third]; Smith flied to
right; Russell stole second; Garvey struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Dodgers 2, Yankees 7.

YANKEES 5TH: Nettles singled to center; Spencer made an out to
second; Yeager allowed a passed ball [Nettles to second]; Doyle
lined to right; Dent singled to shortstop [Nettles to third];
hard smash off Russell's glove; Rivers grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Yankees 7.

DODGERS 6TH: Cey walked; Baker lined to left; Monday grounded
out (first unassisted) [Cey to second]; Lacy made an out to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Yankees 7.

YANKEES 6TH: White grounded out (shortstop to first); Munson
flied to left; Jackson singled to right; off Garvey's
glove; Piniella flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Dodgers 2, Yankees 7.

DODGERS 7TH: OATES BATTED FOR YEAGER; Oates walked; Lopes walked
[Oates to second]; Russell struck out; Smith made an out to
second; Garvey struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 2,
Yankees 7.

YANKEES 7TH: OATES STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Nettles lined to
second; Spencer singled to center; Doyle singled to right
[Spencer to second]; Oates allowed a passed ball [Spencer to
third, Doyle to second]; Dent struck out; Rivers struck out but
Spencer advanced to home and Doyle advanced to third and Rivers
advanced to first on a wild pitch; BLAIR RAN FOR RIVERS; White
singled to right [Doyle scored, Blair to second]; Munson doubled
[Blair scored, White scored]; Jackson grounded out (second to
first); 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Yankees 11.

DODGERS 8TH: BLAIR STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); JOHNSTONE
REPLACED WHITE (PLAYING RF); THOMASSON REPLACED PINIELLA
(PLAYING LF); Cey singled to left; bouncer over Nettles's
head; Baker struck out; Monday made an out to right; Lacy
forced Cey (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers
2, Yankees 11.

YANKEES 8TH: Thomasson struck out; Nettles struck out; Spencer
walked; Doyle singled to right [Spencer to second]; Dent doubled
to left [Spencer scored, Doyle to third]; Blair struck out
(catcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Yankees 12.

DODGERS 9TH: HEATH REPLACED MUNSON (PLAYING C ); Oates singled
to center; Lopes grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Oates out at second]; Russell grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Yankees 12.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Dodgers          2   9   3    9
 Yankees         12  18   0   10

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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