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June 30, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 10, Tigers 2 (43-32)
The Yankees got out of Milwaukee and picked up a win as they decimated the Tigers in front of a home crowd. Reggie Jackson had a monster day at the plate. He went three for five with his thirteenth homer and five RBIs. Lou Piniella went three for four with three runs and an RBI.
Don Gullett improved to 4-0 with a complete game win. He gave up two runs on ten hits and two walks with four strikeouts.
June 28, 1978 at County Stadium
Brewers 5, Yankees 0 (42-31)
The Yankees were held to just six hits in a shutout loss to the Brewers in the first game of their doubleheader. Roy White had three of those hits and Fred Stanley went two for three with a double.
Dick Tidrow fell to 3-6 with a rough start. He gave up five runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
June 28, 1978 at County Stadium
Brewers 7, Yankees 2 (42-32)
Game two of the Yankees doubleheader with the Brewers went no better as they suffered a sweep in Milwaukee. Larry McCall got the start and while he was decent, he wasn’t nearly good enough. He gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts in what was his first of two major league starts in his career. Ken Clay was tagged for three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Chris Chambliss singled twice and drove in a pair. Fred Stanley was the only other Yankee to reach base twice with a single and a walk.
June 27, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Red Sox 4 (42-30)
It took fourteen innings but the Yankees evened up their series with the first place Red Sox. Graig Nettles blasted a huge walk off homer to win and Thurman Munson was three for six with a double, two runs and an RBI.
Ron Guidry looked mortal but he stayed undefeated because of some help from the offense. He gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks with six strikeouts in six innings. Goose Gossage threw five shutout innings and Sparky Lyle threw three shutout frames and he improved to 6-1.
June 26, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Red Sox 4, Yankees 1 (41-30)
The Yankees lost round one of a big series with the first place Red Sox in a game where they were held to just a single run. Chris Chambliss went two for two with a walk and an RBI while Fred Stanley singled twice in three at bats.
Andy Messersmith was solid but he took the loss and he fell to 0-2. He gave up three runs (one earned) on six hits and four walks with six strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.
June 25, 1978 at Tiger Stadium
Yankees 4, Tigers 2 (41-29)
The Yankees pulled off a win in their series finale with the Tigers and it was behind some exceptional hitting by Thurman Munson. He went three for four with two RBIs while Damasco Garcia went two for four with three runs.
Don Gullett improved to a perfect 3-0. He gave up two runs on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings. Goose Gossage pitched 1 1/3 shutout innings and he picked up his eleventh save of the season.
June 24, 1978 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 4, Yankees 3 (40-29)
The Yankees managed three runs despite tallying just four hits but it wasn’t enough as they dropped their first game of the series with the Tigers. Thurman Munson had two of those four hits and Reggie Jackson drove in a run.
Ken Clay gave up three runs but he threw just 1/3 of an inning. Dick Tidrow took the loss and he fell to 3-5. He gave up one run on seven hits with a strikeout in 5 2/3 innings.
June 23, 1978 at Tiger Stadium
Yankees 12, Tigers 3 (40-28)
The Yankees piled on the runs as they beat the Tigers for the second straight time. Chris Chambliss led the way with three hits and four RBIs which included a grand slam. Roy White had two hits including a three run homer.
Ed Figueroa couldn’t last the requisite five innings so it was Sparkly Lyle who improved to 5-1. He gave up two hits and a walk in 3 1/3 shutout innings.
June 22, 1978 at Tiger Stadium
Yankees 4, Tigers 2 (39-28)
Ron Guidry did it again and he improved to a perfect 12-0 as the Yankees took their series opener over the Tigers. Guidry gave up two runs on six hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in eight innings. Goose Gossage pitched a hitless ninth inning and he picked up his tenth save of the season.
Reggie Jackson hit his twelth homer of the season, a solo shot in the ninth inning. Graig Nettles went two for four with a run. The Yankees had all four of their runs and five of their nine hits in the ninth inning.
June 21, 1978 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 9, Yankees 2 (38-28)
The Yankees dropped their second straight series as they lost the rubber game in their contest with the Red Sox. Jim Beattie fell to 2-3 and he gave up five runs on five hits and three walks in just two innings. Dick Tidrow and Catfish Hunter both gave up a pair of runs in relief.
Chris Chambliss was the only Yankee with a pair of hits in the loss. Jay Johnstone belted his first homer of the season (see when he joined the Yankees).
June 20, 1978 at Fenway Park
Yankees 10, Red Sox 4 (38-27)
The Yankees returned the favor and turned the tables on the Red Sox. The score was the same as yesterday’s game, but this time it was the Yankees who finished on top. Reggie Jackson belted a three run shot, his eleventh of the season. Fred Stanley was the hitting star though. He went two for three with a walk and a grand slam.
Don Gullett improved to 2-0 with a nice start. He gave up four runs on five hits and seven walks with six strikeouts in the complete game win.
June 19, 1978 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 10, Yankees 4 (37-27)
The first place Red Sox were too much to handle as Ken Clay and Goose Gossage were roughed up. Clay gave up four runs in three innings while Gossage fell to 3-7 and he gave up five runs on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.
Roy White was the hitting star in the loss. He went two for five with a solo homer. Thurman Munson also went yard with a two run shot.
June 18, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Angels 3, Yankees 2 (37-26)
A solid start by Ed Figueroa went to waste as the Yankees lost their rubber game to the Angels. Figueroa fell to 7-5 and he gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts in the complete game loss.
Graig Nettles singled twice, drew a walk and drove in a run. Roy White went two for four and he scored once.
June 17, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Angels 0 (37-25)
Ron Guidry had a career start as the Yankees got back to winning. Guidry improved to 11-0 and he gave up just four hits and two walks with an incredible and career high eighteen strikeouts in the win.
Gary Thomasson had a nice day at the plate and he went two for four with a triple, two RBIs and a run. Thurman Munson singled twice and scored once.
June 16, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Angels 10, Yankees 7 (36-25)
Jim Beattie and Andy Messersmith were roughed up as the Yankees fell to the Angels despite scoring seven runs. Beattie gave up five runs in 6 1/3 innings and he fell to 2-2 while Messersmith gave up five runs in just 2 2/3 innings.
Reggie Jackson was the hitting star. He went four for four with a triple, a walk and three RBIs. Jim Spencer hit a solo homer, his seventh long ball of the season.
June 15, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Mariners 2 (36-24)
Don Gullett won his first decision of the season, and while he got some help, he was a pivotal part of the Yankees fourth straight win. He gave up just one run on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts in six innings. Goose Gossage had a tough time finding the plate and he walked four and gave up a run in two innings while Sparky Lyle threw a perfect ninth to earn his seventh save of the season.
Graig Nettles had the big hit of the game with a three run blast. It was his twelfth of the season. Mickey Rivers also went yard and Reggie Jackson reached base three times with a single and two walks.
June 14, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 11, Mariners 9 (35-24)
The Yankees needed just about every one of their eleven runs as they edged the Mariners for their third straight win. The game was tied 7-7 after nine and then the Mariners scored two in the top of the tenth only to have the Yankees scored four in the bottom of the tenth to win it. Paul Blair had the game winner with a three run, walk off homer. Ron Guidry was even called on to pinch run and he scored on Blair’s blast.
Graig Nettles and Cliff Johnson also went yard in the contest. Lou Piniella had a team high four hits and he drove in three runs.
Sparky Lyle improved to 4-1 despite giving up the two tenth inning runs. He threw the final five innings and he gave up the two runs on six hits and one walk with two strikeouts.
June 13, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Athletics 3 (34-24)
Roy White homered twice to help push the Yankees to their second straight win over the Athletics. He finished with three RBIs while Willie Randolph was a perfect three for three with a walk and two runs.
Ed Figueroa picked up the win and he improved to 7-4. He gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. Goose Gossage didn’t allow a hit in 2 1/3 innings and he picked up save number nine.
June 12, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 2, Athletics 0 (33-24)
Ron Guidry improved to 10-0 on the season and he did it with one of his best outings of the year. He held the Athletics to just three hits and two walks and he tied his season high of eleven strikeouts to that point in the season. It was also his first shutout of the season.
The Yankees scored both of their runs on solo homers. Willie Randolph hit his second homer of the season in the third inning while Graig Nettles belted his tenth homer in the fourth.
June 11, 1978 at Anaheim Stadium
Angels 9, Yankees 6 (32-24)
The Yankees lost their third straight series out on the west coast as Dick Tidrow and the pen all had a rough outing. Tidrow gave up three runs in 1 2/3 innings while Ken Clay fell to 1-3 and he gave up four runs in 2 2/3 frames.
Graig Nettles and Roy White both went deep in this one. White finished with both two runs and two RBIs while Graig Nettles homered, doubled, scored twice and drove in one.
June 10, 1978 at Anaheim Stadium
Angels 4, Yankees 3 (32-23)
Goose Gossage gave up a run in the bottom of the twelth inning as the Yankees lost to the Angels by just a single run. It was Gossage’s fourth inning of work and it followed three pitchers who all gave up one run a piece.
Chris Chambliss went two for four with two runs and two walks. Mickey Rivers singled twice, stole two bases and drove in one.
June 9, 1978 at Anaheim Stadium
Yankees 3, Angels 1 (32-22)
The Yankees continued their west coast swing and they picked up their second win in a row as they opened up a series with the Angels. Ed Figueroa threw a solid game and he improved to 6-4. He gave up one run on seven hits and one walk with three strikeouts in eight innings. Goose Gossage threw a perfect ninth inning and he picked up his eighth save of the season.
Bucky Dent singled and drove in a pair. Thurman Munson hit a solo homer in the fourth inning, his third of the season.
June 7, 1978 at the Kingdome
Yankees 9, Mariners 1 (31-22)
The Yankees snapped their four game skid in their series finale with the Mariners. Reggie Jackson had a big game with a pair of homers and three RBIs. Roy White and Bucky Dent both went yard in the game as well.
Ron Guidry proved to be the stopped and he improved to 9-0. He gave up one run on six hits and two walks with ten strikeouts in the complete game win.
June 6, 1978 at the Kingdome
Mariners 4, Yankees 3 (30-22)
Goose Gossage lost his fifth game of the season and the Yankees lost their fourth straight when he gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth against the Mariners. It was Gossage’s third inning of work and up until then he had been fantastic. Even worse, the run was unearned when Willie Randolph threw a bunt attempt away.
Jim Spencer hit a solo shot, his sixth of the season. Willie Randolph doubled, scored a run and drove in one.
June 5, 1978 at the Kingdome
Mariners 7, Yankees 3 (30-21)
The Yankees dropped their third straight as the Mariners racked up seventeen hits. Ed Figueroa took the brunt of the Mariners offensive attack and he fell to 5-4. He gave up six runs on nine hits and three walks with one strikeout in four innings.
Thurman Munson was the hitting star in the loss. He went two for four with a homerun and four RBIs. Paul Blair also went yard with a solo shot in the seventh inning.
June 4, 1978 at the Oakland Coliseum
Athletics 6, Yankees 4 (30-20)
The Yankees lost their rubber game against the Athletics in a game that saw starter Don Gullett not even make it through the first inning. The offense brought the Yankees back but Rawley Eastwick had a tough time and he fell to 2-1. He gave up three runs on three hits and one walk with two strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings of relief.
Chris Chambliss was a perfect three for three with a solo homer. Reggie Jackson hit homerun number eight and he scored twice in the loss.
June 3, 1978 at the Oakland Coliseum
Athletics 5, Yankees 1 (30-19)
The Yankees hitters were held in check again as they managed just a single run on four hits in a loss to Oakland. Jim Spencer doubled and drove in the lone run while Graig Nettles singled and scored.
Andy Messersmith fell to 0-1 on the season with a rough start. He gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits and three walks with two strikeouts in five innings. The loss dropped him to 0-1 on the season.
June 2, 1978 at the Oakland Coliseum
Yankees 3, Athletics 1 (30-18)
Ron Guidry improved to a perfect 8-0 in a game in which he struck out eleven batters. He gave up just one run on six hits and two walks in 8 1/3 innings. Goose Gossage got the final two batters out and he picked up his seventh save of the season.
Cliff Johnson singled and drove in a pair of runs in the win. Lou Piniella was the only Yankees with two hits while Graig Nettles reached base twice with a single and two walks.
June 1, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Orioles 1, Yankees 0 (29-18)
The Yankees managed just two hits in a loss that saw a solid outing by Jim Beattie go to waste. He gave up one unearned run on four hits and six walks with four strikeouts in seven innings. Goose Gossage kept up the great pitching with two perfect innings to close out the game.
Chris Chambliss and Lou Piniella both singled and that was the extent of the offense. Jim Spencer reached base twice with a pair of walks.
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