California Angels vs Toronto Blue Jays
September 6, 1983 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on September 6, 1983 at Exhibition Stadium. The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the California Angels and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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California Angels 4, Toronto Blue Jays 6

California Angels ab r h rbi
Downing lf 4 0 0 0
Carew dh 4 1 2 0
Sconiers 1b 3 0 0 0
Jackson R. ph,1b 1 0 0 0
DeCinces 3b 3 1 1 1
Lynn cf 4 1 3 2
Boone c 4 0 0 0
Valentine rf 3 0 0 0
Wilfong 2b 4 0 0 0
Adams ss 2 0 0 0
Burleson ph 1 1 1 0
Lubratich ss 0 0 0 0
Jackson R. ph 1 0 0 0
Curtis p 0 0 0 0
Brown p 0 0 0 0
Steirer p 0 0 0 0
Totals 34 4 7 3
Toronto Blue Jays ab r h rbi
Garcia 2b 5 1 2 0
Moseby cf 4 1 0 0
Barfield rf 3 2 1 1
Johnson dh 3 1 1 2
Bell lf 3 1 3 2
Iorg 3b 1 0 0 1
Mulliniks ph,3b 2 0 0 0
Upshaw 1b 3 0 1 0
Martinez c 4 0 0 0
Griffin ss 4 0 0 0
Alexander p 0 0 0 0
Geisel p 0 0 0 0
Acker p 0 0 0 0
Totals 32 6 8 6
California 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 7 1
Toronto 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 x 6 8 1
California Angels IP H R ER BB SO
Curtis L (1-2) 4.2 6 6 5 3 2
Brown 2.1 2 0 0 2 0
Steirer 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 8.0 8 6 5 5 3
Toronto Blue Jays IP H R ER BB SO
Alexander W (3-8) 7.1 6 4 4 1 1
Geisel 0.1 1 0 0 1 1
Acker SV (1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 9.0 7 4 4 2 3

E –Boone (12), Barfield (4). 2B –California Lynn (19,off Alexander), Toronto Garcia (21,off Curtis); Johnson (23,off Curtis). 3B –Toronto Bell (3,off Curtis). HR –California DeCinces (18,4th inning off Alexander 0 on, 2 out); Lynn (22,4th inning off Alexander 0 on, 2 out). SF –Iorg (3,off Curtis). IBB –Bell (1,by Curtis); Moseby (3,by S Brown). SB –Bell (1,2nd base off Curtis/Boone). WP –Curtis (6), Geisel (2). IBB –Curtis (10,Bell); S Brown (1,Moseby). U-HP –Tim Welke, 1B –Jim McKean, 2B –Russ Goetz, 3B –Marty Springstead. T –2:22. A –19,176.

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