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July 1, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Tigers 8, Yankees 4 (43-33)
Andy Messersmith and Ken Clay were roughed up as the Tigers doubled up the Yankees in front of big crowd. Messersmith dropped to 0-3 and he gave up three runs in 1 1/3 innings when Clay took over and replicated Messersmith’s efforts. Dick Tidrow was also knocked around and while he gave up just two runs, he yielded seven hits and a walk in four innings of relief.
Gary Thomasson provided the bulk of the Yankees offense in the loss. He went two for four with a three run homer and two runs scored. Jay Johnstone went two for three with an RBI.
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 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 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.
May 29, 1978 at Cleveland Stadium
Yankees 2, Indians 0 (29-15)
The Yankees made it three straight wins and eight wins in their last nine games behind a combined one hit shutout with Andy Messersmith and Rawly Eastwick getting it done on the mound. Messersmith gave up the one hit in five shutout innings while Eastwick didn’t allow a baserunner in four frames. Eastwick picked up the win and he improved to 2-0 on the season.
Graig Nettles two run homer in the seventh inning was all the Yankees got but it was enough with the impressive pitching. It was eighth homerun of the season.
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