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July 2, 2008

Yankees Sweep Doubleheader Over Tigers, Ron Guidry Improves to 13-0 In Opener

by @ 1:17 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - July, Dave Rajsich, Gary Thomasson, Goose Gossage, Graig Nettles, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

July 2, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, Tigers 2  (44-33)

The Yankees edged the Tigers in the first game of their Sunday doubleheader in a game that saw Ron Guidry improve to a perfect 13-0  He gave up two runs on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts in eight innings.  Goose Gossage threw a perfect ninth and he picked up his twelth save of the season.

Thurman Munson was three for four with a double.  Thomasson continued his impressive hitting and he went two for three with a double and a run.

July 2, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Tigers 3  (45-33)

It was a perfect Sunday as the Yankees finished their doubleheader sweep over the Tigers behind a pair of homeruns.  Graig Nettles went yard with a three run blast in the third inning and then Gary Thomasson hit the game winner with a two run walk off homer in the ninth.  Reggie Jackson also had a solid game with a single, a walk and a run.

Dave Rajsich got the start and he gave up two runs on seven hits and three walks with four strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle cruised through most of his 3 1/3 innings of relief before he gave up a run in the ninth with some help from Goose Gossage.  Speaking of Gossage, he let the inherited runner tie the game but he did pick up the win to improve to 4-7 because he didn’t allow either of his two baserunners to score.

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