Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers
September 19, 1977 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on September 19, 1977 at Tiger Stadium. The Detroit Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Cleveland Indians 4, Detroit Tigers 6

Cleveland Indians ab r h rbi
Dade rf 5 0 0 0
Kuiper 2b 4 1 2 0
Blanks 3b 5 0 1 0
Thornton 1b 5 2 2 2
Bochte lf 4 1 3 0
Carty dh 3 0 0 0
Manning cf 2 0 0 1
Kendall c 2 0 1 1
Griffin ss 4 0 0 0
Bibby p 0 0 0 0
Monge p 0 0 0 0
Dobson p 0 0 0 0
Laxton p 0 0 0 0
Andersen p 0 0 0 0
Totals 34 4 9 4
Detroit Tigers ab r h rbi
LeFlore cf 4 0 0 0
Whitaker 2b 3 0 0 0
Fuentes ph,2b 1 0 0 0
Staub dh 4 1 2 1
Corcoran pr,dh 0 0 0 0
Kemp lf 4 2 1 0
Thompson 1b 3 2 1 0
Oglivie rf 3 1 3 3
May c 3 0 0 0
Rodriguez 3b 3 0 1 2
Trammell ss 2 0 0 0
Stanley ph 1 0 1 0
Scrivener ss 1 0 0 0
Wilcox p 0 0 0 0
Hiller p 0 0 0 0
Foucault p 0 0 0 0
Totals 32 6 9 6
Cleveland 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 9 0
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 x 6 9 0
Cleveland Indians IP H R ER BB SO
Bibby 6.0 5 4 4 1 5
Monge 0.1 1 0 0 0 0
Dobson L (3-12) 0.2 2 1 1 0 0
Laxton 0.2 1 1 1 2 1
Andersen 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 8.0 9 6 6 3 6
Detroit Tigers IP H R ER BB SO
Wilcox 5.2 8 4 4 2 3
Hiller 2.0 1 0 0 2 0
Foucault W (6-5) 1.1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 9.0 9 4 4 5 3

E –None. 2B –Cleveland Thornton (19,off Wilcox). HR –Cleveland Thornton (28,1st inning off Wilcox 1 on, 2 out), Detroit Staub (22,7th inning off Bibby 0 on, 0 out). SF –Manning (3,off Wilcox). SH –May (8,off Monge). SB –Bochte (5,2nd base off Wilcox/May); Oglivie (8,2nd base off Laxton/Kendall). CS –Kuiper (11,2nd base by Wilcox/May). WP –Laxton 2 (5). U-HP –George Maloney, 1B –Greg Kosc, 2B –(none), 3B –Russ Goetz. T –2:49. A –5,843.

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