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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.
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 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 23, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Brewers 3, Yankees 2 (6-8)
The Yankees had a tough time at the plate as the Brewers squeaked out a win as the Yankees dropped their series two games to one. Mickey Rivers was the only hitter with two hits and he drove in a run while Reggie Jackson pitched in with a solo homer, his third of the season.
Catfish Hunter dropped to 0-3 as his disappointing season continued. He gave up three runs on five hits with five strikeouts in seven innings. Goose Gossage had his first start in which he didn’t give up a run with two shutout innings.
April 17, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Orioles 6, Yankees 1 (4-5)
The Yankees lost their first home game of the season as Catfish Hunter was knocked around for the second straight time. He fell to 0-2 and he gave up five runs on six hits and five walks with two strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings. Goose Gossage threw 3 2/3 solid innings, but for the third straight time, he gave up a run.
The Yankees scored their lone run in the second. Reggie Jackson scored when Cliff Johnson grounded into a double play. Lou Piniella was the only Yankee with two hits in the loss.
April 12, 1978 at County Stadium
Brewers 5, Yankees 3 (1-3)
Rich Gossage’s start as a Yankee continued to be a rough one as he was shelled again to drop to 0-2 in just two relief appearances. He gave up three runs on three hits with three strikeouts in three innings of work. In the meantime, Ken Holtzman had a decent start go to waste. He gave up two runs on four hits and four walks with two strikeouts in five frames.
Jim Spencer and Graig Nettles hit solo shots in the loss. Mickey Rivers was the only Yankee with two hits with his pair of singles.
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.
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