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New York Yankees 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 3

New York Yankees 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 3

Day

World Series Game Played on Tuesday, October 20, 1981 (N) at Yankee Stadium

LA  N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  2  0  -   3  5  0
NY  A    3  0  1    1  0  0    0  0  x  -   5  6  0
BATTING
Los Angeles Dodgers   AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lopes 2b               3   1   0   0       1   0       3   1
Russell ss             3   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
  Johnstone ph         1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Stewart p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Baker lf               2   0   1   1       1   0       3   0
Garvey 1b              4   0   1   0       0   1       5   0
Cey 3b                 4   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
Guerrero cf            3   0   0   0       1   2       3   0
Monday rf              4   0   0   0       0   3       4   0
Yeager c               3   1   1   1       0   1       3   0
  Landreaux ph         1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Reuss p                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Castillo p           0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Goltz p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sax ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Niedenfuer p         0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Thomas ph,ss         0   1   0   0       1   0       1   1
Totals                30   3   5   3       4   8      24   7
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
BATTING - 
HR: Yeager (1,5th inning off Guidry 0 on, 2 out).
SF: Baker (1,off Gossage).
Team LOB: 5.
New York Yankees      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Randolph 2b            3   0   0   0       1   0       3   3
Mumphrey cf            3   2   2   0       1   0       3   0
Winfield lf            3   0   0   1       1   1       0   1
Piniella rf            4   1   2   1       0   0       4   0
Watson 1b              3   1   2   3       1   0       8   0
Nettles 3b             3   0   0   0       1   0       1   3
Cerone c               3   0   0   0       1   0       8   0
Milbourne ss           4   1   0   0       0   0       0   2
Guidry p               2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Davis p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gossage p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                28   5   6   5       6   2      27   9
FIELDING - 
PB: Cerone (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Piniella (1,off Reuss).
HR: Watson (1,1st inning off Reuss 2 on, 2 out).
SH: Guidry (1,off Castillo).
Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Mumphrey (1,2nd base off Reuss/Yeager); Piniella (1,2nd base off Castillo/Yeager).
PITCHING
Los Angeles Dodgers   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Reuss L(0-1)           2.2   5   4   4   0   2   1
Castillo               1     0   1   1   5   0   0
Goltz                  0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0
Niedenfuer             3     1   0   0   0   0   0
Stewart                1     0   0   0   1   0   0
Totals                 8     6   5   5   6   2   1
New York Yankees      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Guidry W(1-0)          7     4   1   1   2   6   1
Davis                  0     0   2   2   2   0   0
Gossage SV(1)          2     1   0   0   0   2   0
Totals                 9     5   3   3   4   8   1

Umpires: Larry Barnett (AL), Nick Colosi (NL), Terry Cooney (AL), Doug Harvey (NL), Dick Stello (NL), Rich Garcia (AL)
Time of Game: 2:32   Attendance: 56470
Starting Lineups:

   Los Angeles Dodgers           New York Yankees         
1. Lopes               2b        Randolph            2b
2. Russell             ss        Mumphrey            cf
3. Baker               lf        Winfield            lf
4. Garvey              1b        Piniella            rf
5. Cey                 3b        Watson              1b
6. Guerrero            cf        Nettles             3b
7. Monday              rf        Cerone              c
8. Yeager              c         Milbourne           ss
9. Reuss               p         Guidry              p

DODGERS 1ST: Lopes grounded out (third to first); Russell
grounded out (shortstop to first); Baker popped to second; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Randolph grounded out (second to first); Mumphrey
singled to right; Winfield struck out; Piniella doubled
[Mumphrey to third]; Watson homered [Mumphrey scored, Piniella
scored]; Nettles flied to right; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers
0, Yankees 3.

DODGERS 2ND: Garvey singled; Cey popped to first; Guerrero
struck out; Monday struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0,
Yankees 3.

YANKEES 2ND: Cerone grounded out (shortstop to first); Milbourne
grounded out (pitcher to first); Guidry struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Yankees 3.

DODGERS 3RD: Yeager struck out; Reuss struck out; Lopes grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0,
Yankees 3.

YANKEES 3RD: Randolph grounded out (first unassisted); Mumphrey
singled to center; Winfield flied to left; Mumphrey stole
second; Piniella singled to left [Mumphrey scored]; CASTILLO
REPLACED REUSS (PITCHING); Piniella stole second; Watson walked;
Nettles made an out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 0,
Yankees 4.

DODGERS 4TH: Russell grounded out (third to first); Baker
singled to left; Garvey flied to center; Cey made an out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Yankees 4.

YANKEES 4TH: Cerone walked; Milbourne forced Cerone (pitcher to
shortstop); Guidry out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Milbourne to second]; Randolph walked; Mumphrey walked
[Milbourne to third, Randolph to second]; Winfield walked
[Milbourne scored, Randolph to third, Mumphrey to second]; GOLTZ
REPLACED CASTILLO (PITCHING); Piniella popped to second; 1 R, 0
H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Yankees 5.

DODGERS 5TH: Guerrero flied to center; Monday grounded out
(second to first); Yeager homered; SAX BATTED FOR GOLTZ; Sax
made an out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Yankees
5.

YANKEES 5TH: NIEDENFUER REPLACED SAX (PITCHING); Watson singled
to right; Nettles made an out to right; Cerone popped to
shortstop; Milbourne forced Watson (third to second); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Yankees 5.

DODGERS 6TH: Lopes grounded out (second to first); Russell made
an out to right; Baker walked; Garvey struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Yankees 5.

YANKEES 6TH: Guidry made an out to center; Randolph flied to
left; Mumphrey made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Dodgers 1, Yankees 5.

DODGERS 7TH: Cey singled to left [Cey out at second (left to
second)]; Guerrero walked; Monday struck out; Yeager made an out
to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Yankees 5.

YANKEES 7TH: Winfield popped to catcher in foul territory;
Piniella flied to center; Watson made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Yankees 5.

DODGERS 8TH: DAVIS REPLACED GUIDRY (PITCHING); THOMAS BATTED FOR
NIEDENFUER; Thomas walked; Cerone allowed a passed ball [Thomas
to second]; Lopes walked; GOSSAGE REPLACED DAVIS (PITCHING);
JOHNSTONE BATTED FOR RUSSELL; Johnstone singled to right [Thomas
scored, Lopes to third]; Baker hit a sacrifice fly to right
[Lopes scored]; Garvey lined to third; Cey forced Johnstone
(third to second); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Yankees 5.

YANKEES 8TH: THOMAS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); STEWART
REPLACED JOHNSTONE (PITCHING); Nettles walked; Cerone made an
out to center; Milbourne grounded into a double play (shortstop
to first) [Nettles out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Dodgers 3, Yankees 5.

DODGERS 9TH: Guerrero struck out; Monday was called out on
strikes; LANDREAUX BATTED FOR YEAGER; Landreaux grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Yankees 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Dodgers          3   5   0    5
 Yankees          5   6   0    6

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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