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July 3, 1978 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 9, Yankees 5 (45-34)
The Yankees went up against the first place Red Sox but unfortunately they began with a whimper. Ed Figueroa gave up the bulk of the damage and he gave up six runs (five earned) on seven hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings.
Graig Nettles and Gary Thomasson were the hitting stars in the this one. Nettles went three for five with a double, a homerun and two runs. Thomasson went three for four with a double, a homerun and two runs. Bucky Dent pitched in with a two run, pinch hit homerun in the eighth inning.
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 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 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 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 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.
May 31, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Orioles 3, Yankees 2 (29-17)
For the second straight game, the Yankees’ hitters we held in check to the tune of just two runs on three hits. The Yankees big inning came in the second when Paul Blair doubled home a pair of runs but it went downhill from there as the Yankees were held to just one hit the rest of the way.
Ed Figueroa fell to 5-3 despite a decent start. He gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts in eight innings of work.
May 27, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Blue Jays 4, Yankees 1 (26-15)
The Yankees bats failed them as their five game winning streak came to an end against the Blue Jays. The Yankees managed just five hits and their lone run came on an RBI single by Reggie Jackson in the first inning.
Ed Figueroa took the loss and he fell to 5-2. He gave up four runs (three earned) on ten hits and two walks with five strikeouts in the complete game loss.
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 17, 1978 at Cleveland Stadium
Indians 5, Yankees 4 (19-13)
The Yankees blew an early three run lead as they lost their series opener to the Indians in ten innings. With two runs in the first and two more in the third, the Yankees had a three run lead after three innings but the Indians scored two in the fourth and then one in the eighth to tie it. Sparky Lyle then gave up a run on two hits in the bottom of the tenth and he fell to 2-1. Ed Figueroa threw a decent but unspectacular game. He gave up four runs (three earned) on ten hits and six walks with one strikeout in eight innings.
Roy White went two for four with a walk, an RBI and two runs. Willie Randolph singled, drew two walks 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 3, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Royals 5 (13-9)
The Yankees homered their way to a sweep over the Royals in what was their fourth straight win. Jim Spencer, Reggie Jackson and Graig Nettles all went yard for the Yanks. Spencer’s homer was a two run shot and Graig Nettles solo shot in the eighth broke a 5-5 tie to win it for the Yankees.
Ed Figueroa had a tough start but it was still good enough for the win. He gave up five runs on ten hits and a walk with three strikeouts in eight innings. Goose Gossage struck out two in a perfect ninth and he picked up his first save since joining the Yankees.
April 28, 1978 at Metropolitan Stadium
Yankees 3, Twins 1 (9-8)
The Yankees won their third straight and it was the first time this season where they had a winning record. Ed Figueroa was the player of the game with a solid complete game win. He gave up just one run on five hits and three walks with one strikeout and the win improved his record to 3-1 on the season.
Bucky Dent singled twice, scored and drove in a run in the win. Mickey Rivers had two hits, a walk and an RBI
April 21, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Brewers 9, Yankees 2 (5-7)
Ed Figueroa dropped his first decision of the season and was roughed up the Brewers. He gave up eight runs (five earned) on eight hits with five strikeouts in five innings and the loss dropped him to 2-1 on the season.
Willie Randolph was the hitting star. He went three for three with two walks and he drove in both Yankee runs.
April 15, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, White Sox 2 (3-4)
Mickey Rivers belted a two run blast in the bottom of the eighth inning to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 win for the Yankees. Jim Spencer drove in the other run with a solo shot in fourth inning. It was his second long ball of the season.
Ed Figueroa improved to 2-0 with a nice start. He gave up two runs on twelve hits with two strikeouts in the complete game win.
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.
September 19, 1977 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 6, Yankees 3 (93-58)
The Red Sox and Yankees kicked off their final series of the season as the Red Sox gave themselves some renewed hope by knocking around Ed Figueroa. He fell to 15-10 and he gave up six runs on eleven hits and one walk with four strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings.
Thurman Munson and Dave Kingman both belted solo shots in the loss. Munson finished the game with two RBIs and he and Lou Piniella were the only Yankees with two hits.
September 14, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 2, Red Sox 0 (90-56)
Ed Figueroa improved to 15-9 on the season with an incredible start as the Yankees took their second straight game over the Red Sox. He gave up seven hits and three walks with two strikeouts in the complete game shutout.
Reggie Jackson drove in both Yankee runs with his 26th homer of the season. He and Bucky Dent were the only Yankee hitters to pick up two hits in thegame.
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 26, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Rangers 5 (76-51)
The Yankees overcame a 5-1 deficit and beat the Rangers in their series opener. The game winning run came on a one run triple off the bat of Graig Nettles. Both Lou Piniella and Willie Randolph were a perfect three for three in the contest.
Ed Figueroa gave up four runs in five innings but the hitters and the pen picked him up. Ken Clay gave up a run in three innings and he improved to 2-3 while Sparky Lyle threw a shutout ninth and he picked up his 21st save of the season.
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 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 12, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 10, Angels 1 (63-49)
The Yankees made it four straight with an impressive offensive performance by Chris Chambliss. The first baseman homered twice and drove in three runs in the win. Reggie Jackson went two for three with a walk, a double, a triple, three RBIs and a run and Thurman Munson had a team high three hits and two runs.
Catfish Hunter went the distance and he improved to 7-7 on the season. He gave up one run on six hits and a walk with two strikeouts.
August 12, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 9, Angels 3 (64-49)
Reggie Jackson homered twice and he scored three runs as the Yankees not only swept their doubleheader over the Angels, they also won their fifth straight. The homers brought his season total up to 21 on the season. Lou Piniella also had a nice game and he went three for four with three runs.
Ed Figueroa improved to 11-8 on the season with a complete game. He gave up three runs on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts.
August 5, 1977 at the Kingdome
Mariners 5, Yankees 3 (59-48)
Ed Figueroa fell to 10-8 on the season with a rough start in the Yankees loss in their series opener to the Mariners. He gave up five runs on eighth hits with two strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.
Reggie Jackson belted a two run homer in the loss. It was his nineteenth long ball of the season. Chris Chambliss doubled and scored a run.
July 31, 1977 at the Oakland Colliseum
Yankees 9, Athletics 2 (58-45)
The Yankees blew out the Athletics for their fourth straight win and it was Cliff Johnson and Mickey Rivers who came up with the big hits. Johnson belted a three run homer and he scored twice while Rivers singled and drove in three runs. Graig Nettles pitched in with a single, a walk and three runs.
Ed Figueroa picked up the win and he improved to 10-7. He gave up two runs on seven hits and two walk with three strikeouts in eight innings of work.
July 26, 1967 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Orioles 4 (54-44)
Reggie Jackson hit a tenth inning walk off solo homer to win it in dramatic fashion for the Yankees in their extra inning win over the Orioles. They needed a two run pinch hit homer in the bottom of the ninth to win it as well and even more impressive was the fact that the Orioles took a 4-0 lead.
Ed Figueroa gave up four runs in 8 2/3 innings and he didn’t get a decision. Sparky Lyle threw 1 1/3 shutout innings and he improved to 8-3 on the season with the win.
July 21, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 7, Brewers 0 (51-42)
Catfish Hunter got the Yankees off to a nice start at they opened up the second half with a shutout win over the Brewers in the first game of a doubleheader. Hunter gave up just five hits and two walks with three strikeouts and the complete game shutout pushed his record to 6-4 on the season.
Graig Nettles provided a lot of the offense with a big three run homer. It was his 21st homerun of the season. Roy White went three for five with an RBI. Chris Chambliss went two for four with a triple, an RBI and two runs.
July 21, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Brewers 5, Yankees 4 (51-43)
The Yankees blew a big lead and in the process, failed to sweep a doubleheader over the Brewers. Up 4-0 for pretty much the entire game, the Brewers tagged Ed Figueroa and Sparky Lyle in the ninth for four runs to send the game into extra frames and then Dick Tidrow gave up a run in the tenth as the Brewers completed the comeback. Tidrow took the loss and he fell to 6-4 on the season.
Thurman Munson went three for five with a run. Paul Blair singled and he drove in two runs in the loss.
July 14, 1967 at County Stadium
Yankees 6, Brewers 3 (50-39)
Reggie Jackson had a big day at the plate as he led the Yankees in their win over the Brewers. He went two for four with two homers and three RBIs and the two longballs bring his season total to fifteen. Rookie George Zeber also made a contribution with a two run homer in the seventh inning.
Ed Figueroa picked up the win and he improved to 9-7 on the season. He gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. Sparky Lyle didn’t give up a run in the 2 1/3 innings and he picked up his fifteenth save of the season.
July 10, 1977 at Memorial Stadium
Orioles 6, Yankees 0 (48-37)
The Yankees didn’t get much done at the plate in their 6-0 loss to the Orioles. Lou Piniella was the only hitter who really put together a nice game and he had three of the five singles that the Yankees had in the game.
Ed Figueroa dropped to 8-7 on the season with the loss. He gave up five runs on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts in six innings.
July 4, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 7, Indians 5 (45-35)
The Yankees took care of the Indians on Independence Day and they did it with the long ball. Graig Nettles, Roy White, Chris Chambliss and Lou Piniella all hit solo homeruns in the win while Thurman Munson doubled, singled and drove in two runs.
Ed Figueroa picked up the win and he improved to 8-6 on the season. He gave up three runs on six hits and five walks with three strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings.
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