Baltimore Orioles vs Oakland Athletics
August 22, 1981 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on August 22, 1981 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Baltimore Orioles and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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"The box score is the catechism of baseball, ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye." - Author Stanley Cohen in The Man in the Crowd (1981)

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Baltimore Orioles 0, Oakland Athletics 2

Baltimore Orioles ab r h rbi
Bumbry cf 4 0 1 0
Dwyer rf 4 0 0 0
Singleton dh 4 0 1 0
Graham c 4 0 0 0
Crowley 1b 4 0 0 0
Lowenstein lf 4 0 0 0
DeCinces 3b 3 0 2 0
Sakata 2b 2 0 1 0
Belanger ss 2 0 0 0
Ripken, Jr. ph,ss 1 0 0 0
McGregor p 0 0 0 0
Totals 32 0 5 0
Oakland Athletics ab r h rbi
Henderson lf 4 0 0 0
Murphy cf 3 0 0 0
Johnson dh 1 1 0 0
Armas rf 3 1 1 2
Heath c 3 0 1 0
Newman 1b 3 0 0 0
McKay 3b 3 0 0 0
Babitt 2b 3 0 1 0
Stanley ss 2 0 0 0
Langford p 0 0 0 0
Totals 25 2 3 2
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 x 2 3 1
Baltimore Orioles IP H R ER BB SO
McGregor L (8-3) 8.0 3 2 2 2 3
Totals 8.0 3 2 2 2 3
Oakland Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Langford W (7-8) 9.0 5 0 0 1 4
Totals 9.0 5 0 0 1 4

E –Babitt (6). DP –Baltimore 1. 2B –Baltimore DeCinces (16,off Langford); Bumbry (11,off Langford). HR –Oakland Armas (16,7th inning off McGregor 1 on, 0 out). SH –Stanley (6,off McGregor). SB –Johnson (3,2nd base off McGregor/Graham). U-HP –Durwood Merrill, 1B –Dave Phillips, 2B –Jerry Neudecker, 3B –Dallas Parks. T –2:07. A –26,438.

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