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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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
May 30, 1978 at Cleveland Stadium
Indians 5, Yankees 1 (29-16)
The Yankees were held to just four hits and Sparky Lyle was roughed up as the Yankees three game winning streak came to an end. The lone Yankee run came on a solo homer by Chris Chambliss.
Sparky Lyle was roughed up for three runs in 2 1/3 innings but it was Dick Tidrow who took the loss. He fell to 3-4 and he gave up two runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk in 5 2/3 innings.
May 23, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 10, Indians 1 (24-14)
The Yankees moved to within a half game of first place with their third straight win, a decisive blowout over the Indians. Ron Guidry improved to a perfect 6-0 with a very impressive start. He gave up just one run on five hits and two walks with eleven strikeouts in the complete game.
Graig Nettles and Chris Chambliss both had nice days at the plate. Nettles went two for four with a double, a homer, three RBIs and two runs while Chambliss went two for four with a homerun, three RBis and two runs. Thurman Munson had a game high three hits, one of which was a double, and he drove in two and scored twice.
May 21, 1978 at Exhibition Stadium
Yankees 2, Blue Jays 1 (22-14)
The Yankees ensured at least a split of their four game series with the Jays as they took the first game of their sunday doubleheader behind a nice outing by Ed Figueroa. He gave up just one run on eight hits with a walk and a strikeout in eight frames. The win improved his record to 5-1. Goose Gossage got the final two batters out and he earned his sixth save of the season.
Cliff Johnson had the big hit of the game. His two run blast in the second inning gave the Yankees all the runs they’d need to win this one.
May 21, 1978 at Exhibition Stadium
Yankees 9, Blue Jays 1 (23-14)
The Yankees finished up their doubleheader sweep over the Blue Jays behind a monster game by Thurman Munson. The catcher went three for five with a double, his first homer of the season and four RBIs. Chris Chambliss went three for five with a double and a run.
Ken Clay threw a nice game and he picked up his first win of the season. He gave up just one unearned run on eight hits with three strikeouts in seven innings.
May 19, 1978 at Exhibition Stadium
Yankees 11, Blue Jays 3 (21-13)
The Yankees trounced the Jays behind a nice game by Chris Chambliss. The first baseman went two for four with a homerun, four RBIs and two runs. Bucky Dent went three for five with his first homer of the season, two runs and two RBIs while both Mickey Rivers and Willie Randolph had three hits a piece.
Dick Tidrow improved to 2-3 with the win. He gave up three runs on nine hits with two strikeouts in seven frames. Rawley Eastwick closed the game out with two shutout innings.
May 16, 1978 at Comiskey Park
Yankees 8, White Sox 3 (19-12)
The Yankees finished up a two game sweep over the White Sox in a game that saw five Yankees have multihit games. Lou Piniella reached base all five times with two hits and three walks while Thurman Munson went two for four with a walk, two RBIs and three runs. Chris Chambliss singled twice and he had a team high three RBIs.
Ken Holtzman won his first decision of the season in a mediocre start. He gave up three runs on eight hits and three walks with a strikeout in 5 1/3 innings. Goose Gossage was exceptional in relief. He picked up his fourth save and he got out all eleven batters that he faced.
May 14, 1978 at Royals Stadium
Royals 10, Yankees 9 (17-12)
The Yankees lost a shootout as they combined with the Royals to score nineteen runs on twenty six hits. The Yankees were up 6-3 at one point then they were down 9-7 before they tie it in the eighth with two runs. Unfortunately, Ken Clay gave up a run on two doubles in the ninth inning to lose it 10-9. Dick Tidrow gave up five runs in 4 2/3 innings and Sparky Lyle was shelled for four runs in 2 1/3 innings.
The Yankees scored all of those runs without getting a homerun. Still, it was Reggie Jackson who led the way. He went two for four with a walk, an RBI, three runs and two stolen bases. Chris Chambliss singled twice, drew a walk, drove in two and scored twice in the loss.
May 12, 1978 at Royals Stadium
Royals 4, Yankees 3 (16-11)
Graig Nettles homered in his third straight game but it was enough as the Yankees lost to the Royals. Chris Chambliss finished two for four and he scored a run.
Ed Figueroa threw a solid game but it wasn’t enough as he came within one out of going the distance. He gave up three runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings. Goose Gossage took the loss when he gave up a solo homer to Amos Otis, the only batter he faced in the game. The loss dropped his record to 2-4 on the season.
May 7, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, Rangers 2 (15-10)
Rich Gossage had his best game to date the Yankees twelve inning win over the Rangers. After Sparky Lyle threw 2 2/3 innings of shutout relief through the end of the eighth, Goose took over and threw four no-hit innings to close the game out. He improved to 2-3 and he had four walks with five strikeouts.
Chris Chambliss had the big hit with a walk off solo homer in the bottom of the twelth. Graig Nettles accounted for the other two runs with a two run shot in the third inning. It was Nettles third homer of the season and for Chambliss, it was his first.
May 1, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 8, Royals 4 (11-9)
Jim Beattie gave up four runs through the first innings but the Yankees came back to blowout the Royals. The Yanks tied it in the fifth with three runs then they busted the game open in the seventh with four more. Mickey Rivers went two for five with a triple, two RBIs and two runs while Chris Chambliss singled, drove in two and scored once.
The bullpen did a really nice job in this one as Rawly Eastwick picked up the win with 4 1/3 shutout innings of relief. He improved to 1-0 and he gave up five hits while he struck out three. Sparky Lyle threw 1 2/3 shutout innings and he picked up his third save of the season.
April 30, 1978 at Metropolitan Stadium
Yankees 3, Twins 2 (10-9)
Chris Chambliss singled home Reggie Jackson in the top of the ninth inning to break a 2-2 tie to provide the winning run. It was Chambliss’ second RBI of the day and he finished with a team high three hits. Reggie Jackson also had a nice day at the plate and he went three for four with a stolen base, two runs and an RBI.
Ron Guidry gave up two unearned runs in 6 1/3 innings in a solid start that resulted in a no decision. Rich Gossage had his best outing of the season and he improved to 1-3. He gave up just two hits with two strikeouts in 2 2/3 shutout innings.
April 25, 1978 at Memorial Stadium
Yankees 4, Orioles 3 (8-8)
The Yankees evened up their record at eight wins and eight losses behind a solid start in rookie Jim Beattie’s major league debut. He gave up just a single run on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. Sparky Lyle was touched up for two runs in the ninth but he held on to pick up his second save of the season.
Jim Spencer had two hits including a solo homer. It was his third homerun of the season. Chris Chambliss singled twice, scored a run, drove in one and stole a base in the win.
April 24, 1978 at Memorial Stadium
Yankees 8, Orioles 2 (7-8)
The Yankees ran up the scored on the Orioles and it was Chris Chambliss who led the way. He went two for five with a double, three RBIs and a run while five hitters had two hits. Also, all eight runs were scored by different Yankees and all eight runs came in the fifth inning.
Ron Guidry improved to 2-0 with a nice start and all of the run support. He gave up one unearned run on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts in seven innings. Rich Gossage gave up a run in his two innings of work.
April 9, 1978 at Arlington Stadium
Yankees 7, Rangers 1 (1-1)
The Yankees won their first game of the season behind a nice hitting day by their World Series hero, Reggie Jackson. The slugger went four for five with two doubles, an RBI and two runs. Chris Chambliss also had a nice game and he went three for four with two RBIs and a run.
Ed Figueroa got it done on the mound and he improved to 1-0. He gave up one run on three hits with two strikeouts in the complete game win.
April 8, 1978 at Arlington Stadium
Rangers 2, Yankees 1 (0-1)
Goose Gossage’s debut in a Yankees’ uniform turned out to be a tough on as he gave up the losing run to the Rangers in the Yankees season opener. He pitched a shutout eighth inning but then he gave up a leadoff homer to Richie Zisk in the bottom of the ninth that broke a 1-1 tie. A very nice start by Ron Guidry went to waste and he gave up one run on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts in seven innings.
It didn’t help that the Yankees pushed just one runner across the plate. In the fifth inning, Lou Piniella led off things with a triple and then he later scored on Chris Chambliss’ single. Chambliss and Bucky Dent were the only Yankees with more then one hit in the game.
October 2, 1987 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 8, Tigers 7 (100-62)
The Yankees came from behind in their final regular season game to win a nice, even one hundred games on the season. Down 7-5, the Yankees scored three in the eighth to take the lead and win the game. Elrod Hendricks doubled home two runs in the inning while the game winner was an Alston sac. fly that scored Chris Chambliss.
Graig Nettles was three for five with a run and two doubles. Mickey Klutts belted a two run homer, the first of his career, while Gene Locklear went three for five with two RBIs and a run.
Ken Clay gave up two runs in four innings of work in his start. Stan Thomas picked up the win despite some rocky relief innings. He improved to 3-6 and he gave up four runs on four hits and four walks with a strikeout in four innings.
Next up for the Yankees was the ALCS and it would be the Kansas City Royals as their opponents. Things would kick off in three days in Yankee Stadium.
September 13, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Red Sox 2 (89-56)
In what very well may have been the biggest series of the years, the Yankees got it done in the opener behind a solid start by Ron Guidry. He gave up just two runs on five hits and three walks with nine strikeouts and the complete game win pushed his record to 14-6 on the season.
Mickey Rivers went two for four and he had the big hit of the game with a two run homer in the fifth inning. Thurman Munson was the other Yankee hitter with a pair of hits and Chris Chambliss doubled, drove in a run and scored.
September 3, 1977 at Metropolitan Stadium
Yankees 7, Twins 4 (82-52)
Lou Piniella was one of the hiting stars as the Yankees took care of the Twins 7-4. He went two for four with a homerun, two RBIs and two runs. Chris Chambliss singled twice and he scored two runs.
Ed Figueroa improved to 13-9 with the win. He gave up four runs on eight hits and one walk with four strikeouts in the complete game win.
August 24, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 11, Twins 1 (74-51)
The Yankees put on an impressive offensive display as they got home and continued their impressive month of August. Chris Chambliss, Bucky Dent, Mickey Rivers and Roy White all went yard in the game. White had three hits and three runs while Chambliss’ shot was a three run homer.
Lost in all the offense was a great start by Catfish Hunter. He gave up just one run on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts in the complete game win.
August 22, 1977 at Comiskey Park
White Sox 5, Yankees 3 (72-51)
The Yankees eight game winning streak came to an end as Ed Figueroa had a couple of rough late innings in the Yankees loss in their series opener to the White Sox. He had shut out the Sox through six but then he gave up two runs in the seventh and two more in the eighth as he fell to 12-9. Even Sparky Lyle was touched up in that eighth inning and he gave up an insurance while also allowing the inherited go ahead run to score.
The Yankees scored all three of their runs on solo homers. Chris Chambliss, Mickey Rivers and Lou Piniella all went yard and for Chambliss, it was his fourteenth of the season.
August 21, 1977 at Arlington Stadium
Yankees 2, Rangers 1 (72-50)
The Yankees hot streak continued as they won their eight straight game behind some solid pitching by Ron Guidry and Sparky Lyle and a homerun by Graig Nettles. Guidry improved to 10-6 and he gave up one run on four hits and four walks with eight strikeouts in seven innings of work. Sparky Lyle threw two shutout innings to close the game out and he picked up his 20th save of the season.
Graig Nettles homered and drove in both Yankees runs in the win. Chris Chambliss singled and he scored a run.
August 17, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 7, Tigers 5 (68-50)
The Tigers scored four unanswered runs but the closest they could come is to within two runs as the Yankees won their fourth straight game. Ed Figueroa improved to 12-8 but his start was hardly spectacular. He gave up five runs on twelve hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in 8 1/3 innings. Sparky Lyle got the final two outs and he picked up his seventeenth save of the season.
Chris Chambliss tripled twice, drove in a run and scored two runs. Thurman Munson went three for five with a double, a run and an RBI. Mickey Rivers homered and drove in two runs.
August 16, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 11, White Sox 10 (67-50)
The Yankees blew a five run lead in the top of ninth only to come back and win it with a two run walk off homer in the bottom of the ninth by Chris Chambliss. Chris Chambliss finished the game with three runs and three RBIs while Buck Dent went two for four with a double, three RBIs and a run.
Ron Guidry and Sparky Lyle each gave up three runs in that disastrous ninth inning. It was Ken Clay who got the final out and he picked up his first win of the season.
August 14, 1987 at Yankee Stadium Yankees 15, Angels 3 (65-50)
Yankees 15, Angels 3 (65-50)
Just about everyone was a hitting star in the Yankees 15-3 blowout win over the Angels but leadoff hitter Mickey Rivers led the way for the team. He had a team high four hits with a homerun, three RBIs and three runs. Reggie Jackson tripled, walked, drove in three and scored while Chris Chambliss went three for five with two RBIs and a run.
Dick Tidrow improved to 7-4 on the season with a nice start. He gave up two hits and he struck out four in six shutout innings. Rookie Gil Patterson gave up three runs in the final three frames but he picked up his first and only career save.
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