Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers
August 23, 1978 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on August 23, 1978 at Tiger Stadium. The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Detroit Tigers and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Toronto Blue Jays 5, Detroit Tigers 4

Toronto Blue Jays ab r h rbi
Bosetti cf 4 0 0 0
Bailor lf 4 1 1 1
Velez rf 4 1 1 2
Horton dh 4 0 1 0
Mayberry 1b 4 0 1 0
Howell 3b 4 1 1 0
McKay 2b 4 1 1 2
Cerone c 4 1 3 0
Gomez ss 3 0 1 0
Upshaw ph 1 0 0 0
Johnson ss 0 0 0 0
Garvin p 0 0 0 0
Willis p 0 0 0 0
Totals 36 5 10 5
Detroit Tigers ab r h rbi
LeFlore cf 5 1 2 2
Dillard 2b 4 1 1 1
Staub dh 4 0 1 1
Kemp lf 4 0 2 0
Wockenfuss rf 3 0 0 0
Rodriguez 3b 4 0 0 0
May c 4 0 0 0
Stanley 1b 3 1 2 0
Trammell ss 4 1 1 0
Sykes p 0 0 0 0
Morris p 0 0 0 0
Totals 35 4 9 4
Toronto 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 0
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 9 0
Toronto Blue Jays IP H R ER BB SO
Garvin W (4-12) 6.1 8 4 4 2 1
Willis SV (6) 2.2 1 0 0 0 2
Totals 9.0 9 4 4 2 3
Detroit Tigers IP H R ER BB SO
Sykes L (6-6) 3.1 7 5 5 0 3
Morris 5.2 3 0 0 0 1
Totals 9.0 10 5 5 0 4

E –None. DP –Detroit 1. 2B –Toronto Cerone (7,off Sykes), Detroit LeFlore (21,off Garvin). 3B –Detroit Dillard (2,off Garvin). HR –Toronto Velez (6,3rd inning off Sykes 1 on, 2 out); McKay (4,4th inning off Sykes 1 on, 1 out). CS –LeFlore (9,2nd base by Willis/Cerone). U-HP –Russ Goetz, 1B –Nick Bremigan, 2B –Dale Ford, 3B –Joe Brinkman. T –2:17. A –26,631.

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