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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.

June 27, 2008

Graig Nettles Homers Yankees to Win Over Sox

by @ 5:13 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Goose Gossage, Graig Nettles, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

June 27, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Red Sox 4  (42-30)

It took fourteen innings but the Yankees evened up their series with the first place Red Sox.  Graig Nettles blasted a huge walk off homer to win and Thurman Munson was three for six with a double, two runs and an RBI.

Ron Guidry looked mortal but he stayed undefeated because of some help from the offense.  He gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks with six strikeouts in six innings.  Goose Gossage threw five shutout innings and Sparky Lyle threw three shutout frames and he improved to 6-1.

June 23, 2008

Chris Chambliss Powers Yankees to Second Straight Win Over Tigers

by @ 5:06 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Chris Chambliss, Ed Figueroa, Roy White, Sparky Lyle

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 15, 2008

Graig Nettles’ Three Run Blast Helps Yankees Win Fourth Straight

by @ 4:44 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Don Gullett, Goose Gossage, Graig Nettles, Mickey Rivers, Sparky Lyle

June 15, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Mariners 2  (36-24)

Don Gullett won his first decision of the season, and while he got some help, he was a pivotal part of the Yankees fourth straight win.  He gave up just one run on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts in six innings.  Goose Gossage had a tough time finding the plate and he walked four and gave up a run in two innings while Sparky Lyle threw a perfect ninth to earn his seventh save of the season.

Graig Nettles had the big hit of the game with a three run blast.  It was his twelfth of the season.  Mickey Rivers also went yard and Reggie Jackson reached base three times with a single and two walks.

June 14, 2008

Yankees Edge Mariners In Ten Inning Hitfest

by @ 4:37 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Cliff Johnson, Graig Nettles, Lou Piniella, Paul Blair, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle

June 14, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 11, Mariners 9  (35-24)

The Yankees needed just about every one of their eleven runs as they edged the Mariners for their third straight win.  The game was tied 7-7 after nine and then the Mariners scored two in the top of the tenth only to have the Yankees scored four in the bottom of the tenth to win it.  Paul Blair had the game winner with a three run, walk off homer.  Ron Guidry was even called on to pinch run and he scored on Blair’s blast.

Graig Nettles and Cliff Johnson also went yard in the contest.  Lou Piniella had a team high four hits and he drove in three runs.

Sparky Lyle improved to 4-1 despite giving up the two tenth inning runs.  He threw the final five innings and he gave up the two runs on six hits and one walk with two strikeouts.

May 30, 2008

Yankees Manage Just Four Hits In Loss to Indians

by @ 3:03 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Chris Chambliss, Dick Tidrow, Sparky Lyle

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 26, 2008

Jim Spencer Slams Yankees to Fifth Straight Win

by @ 3:57 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Jim Beattie, Jim Spencer, Sparky Lyle

May 26, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Blue Jays 3  (26-14)

The Yankees scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to come back from two run downs to nab their fifth straight win.  The big blast came off of the bat of Jim Spencer and his grand slam accounted for all four Yankees’ runs.  Chris Chambliss had two hits and he scored on the seventh inning homer.

Jim Beattie had a solid start but he didn’t get the decision.  He gave up two runs (one earned) on six hits and five walks in 6 1/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle gave up a solo homer and that was it in 2 2/3 innings and he improved to 3-1 on the season.

May 20, 2008

Sparky Lyle Is Hit Hard In Yankees Loss to Jays

by @ 3:05 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Graig Nettles, Jim Beattie, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

May 20, 1978 at Exhibition Stadium
Blue Jays 10, Yankees 8  (21-14)

This time it was the Blue Jays who ran up the score as Sparky Lyle was roughed up in another tough outing.  He gave up three runs in 2/3 of an inning while starter Jim Beattie was hammered for four runs in three frames.

Graig Nettles belted his sixth homer of the season and he drove in two runs in the loss.  Willie Randolph singled twice, walked twice and scored three runs.

May 17, 2008

Yankees Lose to Indians In Ten Innings

by @ 3:47 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Ed Figueroa, Roy White, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

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 15, 2008

Sparky Lyle Shuts Down White Sox

by @ 3:44 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Jim Beattie, Lou Piniella, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle

May 15, 1978 at Comiskey Park
Yankees 4, White Sox 1  (18-12)

Jim Beattie and Sparky Lyle combined to shut down the White Sox as the Yankees kicked off a two game series in Chicago.  Beattie improved to 2-0 and he gave up the one run on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle gave up just two hits in 3 2/3 shutout innings and he picked up his sixth save of the season.

The big inning for the Yankees was the fourth in which they scored three of their four runs.  Lou Piniella went three for four with a run and an RBI while Reggie Jackson went two for four with a double and two runs.

May 14, 2008

Royals Shell Three Yankees Pitchers

by @ 3:42 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Chris Chambliss, Dick Tidrow, Ken Clay, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle

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 9, 2008

Catfish Hunter Throws Six Shutout Innings In Yankees Win

by @ 3:14 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Catfish Hunter, Graig Nettles, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle

May 9, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, Twins 1  (16-10)

Catfish Hunter threw six shutout innings as he tried to get back on track after a rough start to the season.  He improved to 2-3 and he gave up one hit and two walks with the three strikeouts.  Sparky Lyle gave up one run on three hits in three innings of relief and he picked up his fifth save of the season.

Graig Nettles homered for the second time in as many games and he also doubled and finished with two runs.  Reggie Jackson belted his sixth homer of the season, a solo homer in the fourth inning.

May 7, 2008

Chris Chambliss Homers Yankees to Win Over Rangers

by @ 3:12 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Chris Chambliss, Graig Nettles, Rich Gossage, Sparky Lyle

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 6, 2008

Dick Tidrow Is Hit Hard In Yankees Loss

by @ 3:11 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Dick Tidrow, Ken Clay, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

May 6, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Rangers 9, Yankees 5  (14-10)

The Yankees five game winning streak came to an abrupt end as Dick Tidrow and the Yankees pen were pummelled by the Rangers’ hitters.  Tidrow fell to 1-3 and he gave up five runs on six hits and four walks with one strikeout in 5 1/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle gave up one run while Ken Clay gave up three as all three hurlers used gave up runs.

Reggie Jackson belted his fifth homerun of the season and he drove in two and scored twice.  Willie Randolph drew a walk and he scored twice in the loss.

May 2, 2008

Catfish Hunter Shuts Down Royals In Yankees Third Straight Win

by @ 3:18 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Catfish Hunter, Lou Piniella, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

May 2, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Royals 2  (12-9)

The Yankees made it three straight wins behind Catfish Hunter’s first win of the season.  He gave up just two runs on five hits with two walks and four strikeouts in seven frames.  Sparky Lyle held the Royals scoreless in the final two innings and he picked up his fourth save of the season.

Lou Piniella brought the big bat in the win.  He went two for three with his first homer, two RBIs and two runs while Thurman Munson went two for four with a double, a run and an RBI.

May 1, 2008

Rawly Eastwick Pitches Yankees to Win Over Royals

by @ 6:18 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - May, Chris Chambliss, Jim Beattie, Mickey Rivers, Rawly Eastwick, Sparky Lyle

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 25, 2008

Jim Beattie Wins Major League Debut

by @ 3:55 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Chris Chambliss, Jim Beattie, Jim Spencer, Sparky Lyle

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 22, 2008

Roy White Drives Home Winning Run In Yankees Twelve Inning Win

by @ 3:16 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Dick Tidrow, Graig Nettles, Roy White, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

April 22, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Brewers 3  (6-7)

The Yankees scored runs in the tenth and twelth inning to walk away with an extra inning win over the Brewers.  Roy White singled home the winning run in the twelth in the exciting contest.  Willie Randolph also had a big at bat with a sac. fly in the bottom of the tenth to keep the game going.  Graig Nettles also had a nice hits with a pair of singles and two runs.

Dick Tidrow kept the Yankees in the game with a nice start.  He gave up two runs on six hits and five walks in nine innings.  Sparky Lyle picked up the win and he improved to 2-0.  He gave up one run on two hits with a strikeout in three solid frames.

April 18, 2008

Reggie Jackson’s Ninth Inning Homer Wins It For Yankees

by @ 3:59 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, Roy White, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

April 18, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Orioles 3  (5-5)

Reggie Jackson broke a 3-3 tie with a ninth inning walk off solo homer to win it for the Yankees.  Jackson also drew two walks and he finished the game with two runs.  Roy White and Thurman Munson each had two hits and an RBI in the win.

Ron Guidry gave up three runs in 6 1/3 innings in a decent start.  Sparky Lyle gave up just a pair of hits in 2 1/3 innings and he improved to 1-0 on the season.

April 16, 2008

Dick Tidrow, Sparky Lyle Combine to Shutout White Sox

by @ 3:49 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Dick Tidrow, Graig Nettles, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

April 16, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, White Sox 0  (4-4)

The Yankees finished up a sweep over the White Sox, won their third straight and evened their record at 4-4 behind some nice pitching by the duo of Dick Tidrow and Sparky Lyle.  Tidrow improved to 1-1 and he gave up four hits and three walks with four strikeouts in 6 2/3  innings.  Lyle gave up one hit and struck out two in 2 1/3 shutout innings to pick up his first save of the season.

Willie Randolph reached base three times with two singles and a walk.  Graig Nettles singled, drew a walk and drove in a run in the win.

April 10, 2008

Dick Tidrow Is Hit Hard In Loss to Rangers

by @ 3:21 am. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - April, Bucky Dent, Dick Tidrow, Graig Nettles, Sparky Lyle

April 10, 1978 at Arlington Stadium
Rangers 5, Yankees 2  (1-2)

Dick Tidrow was roughed up as the Yankees lost their opening series of the season to the Rangers.  He gave up five runs on six hits and two walks with one strikeout in just 5 2/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle threw a nice game and he gave up just two hits in 2 2/3 shutout innings but the Yankee hitters couldn’t get it going at the plate to mount a comeback.

Bucky Dent doubled, drove in a run and scored in the loss.  Graig Nettles drew a walk, singled and scored.

September 27, 2007

Yankees Shave Magic Number Down to Three With Fifth Straight Win

by @ 3:04 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Cliff Johnson, Dick Tidrow, Lou Piniella, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

September 27, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 2, Indians 1  (98-59)

The Yankees shaved their magic number down to three behind some solid pitching by Dick Tidrow and Sparky Lyle.  Tidrow gave up just one run in 7 1/3 innings in a no-decision start while Sparky Lyle improved to 13-5 with 1 2/3 innings of shutout relief.

Thurman Munson scored the game winning run in the bottom of the ninth on a wild pitch.  Lou Piniella and Cliff Johnson both had two hits in the win.

September 25, 2007

Yankees Magic Number Cut to Four After Solid Start By Mike Torrez

by @ 3:35 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Mike Torrez, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson, Willie Randolph

September 26, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Indians 2  (97-59
)

The Yankees shaved their magic number down to four with their with their fourth straight win.  Mike Torrez got the Yankees through the sixth inning and he picked up the win.  He gave up two runs on six hits and four walks with one strikeout in six innings of work.  Sparky Lyle picked up his 26th save with three innings of scoreless pitching.

Willie Randolph went three for five with a run in the win.  Thurman Munson singled twice, drew a walk, scored a run and drove in one.

September 15, 2007

Sparky Lyle Is Hit Hard As Yankees Fail to Sweep Red Sox

by @ 4:47 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Mike Torrez, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

September 15, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Red Sox 7, Yankees 3  (90-57)

The almost always reliable Sparky Lyle was tagged for six runs in the sixth inning as the Red Sox salvaged the final game against the Yankees.  Lyle dropped to 12-5 after he came in to relieve Mike Torrez.

Thurman Munson belted a two run homer, his 15th of the season.  Reggie Jackson also went yard with a solo shot for his 27th homer of the season.

September 11, 2007

Yankees Split Doubleheader With Blue Jays

by @ 4:51 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Cliff Johnson, Dick Tidrow, Don Gullett, Lou Piniella, Reggie Jackson, Roy White, Sparky Lyle

September 11, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 4, Blue Jays 3  (88-55)

Dick Tidrow pitched the Yankees to a win over the Blue Jays in the first game of their doubleheader.  He gave up just two runs on six hits and one walk with one strikeout in seven innings of work.  Sparky Lyle gave up one run in the final two frames and he picked up save number 23.

Reggie Jackson hit a big two run homer, his 25th of the season.  Roy White went two for three.

September 11, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Blue Jays 6, Yankees 4  (88-56)
 

The Blue Jays salvaged a split in their doubleheader with the Yankees as Don Gullett was knocked around.  He fell to 11-4 and he gave up five runs on six hits and five walks with six strikeouts in six innings of work.

Cliff Johnson singled and drove in two runs in the loss.  Lou Piniella went two for three with a double, a triple a run and an RBI.

September 6, 2007

Reggie Jackson Drives In Four Runs In Yankees Win

by @ 4:49 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - September, Dick Tidrow, Lou Piniella, Reggie Jackson, Sparky Lyle

September 6, 1977 at Cleveland Stadium
Yankees 8, Indians 3  (84-54)

Reggie Jackson had a huge day at the plate as the Yankees got back on track with a win.  He went two for four with a homerun and four RBIs.  The homerun brings his season total up to 24 on the season.  Lou Piniella also went yard with his tenth homerun.

Dick Tidrow improved to 9-4 with a nice start. He gave up two runs on five hits and six walks with one strikeout in 5 1/3 innings.  Sparky Lyle gave up one run on six hits with two walks with two strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings to earn his 22nd save of the season.

August 31, 2007

Sparky Lyle Picks Up Win In Third Straight Game

by @ 4:42 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Cliff Johnson, Graig Nettles, Sparky Lyle

August 31, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Mariners 4  (80-52)

Graig Nettles belted a walk off solo homerun in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Yankees their fourth straight win and their 22nd win in the month of August.  Nettles had a huge game and he went three for five with two homers and three RBIs.  Cliff Johnson went three for four with a run.

For the third straight game, Sparky Lyle picked up the win and he improved to 12-4.  He gave up one hit in two shutout innings of relief.

August 30, 2007

Yankees Edge Mariners In Eleven Innings For Third Straight Win

by @ 4:15 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Graig Nettles, Mickey Rivers, Sparky Lyle

August 30, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Mariners 5  (79-52)

Mickey Rivers led off the bottom of the eleventh inning with a walk off solo homerun as the Yankees won their third straight game.  It was River tenth homerun and he scored three runs in the win.  Graig Nettles had a great game and he went two for four with a three run homer.

Sparky Lyle slammed the door shut as he threw 3 2/3 innings of shutout ball to close out the game.  He improved to 11-4 and he gave up four hits with two strikeouts.

August 26, 2007

Yankees Edge Rangers For Fourth Straight Win

by @ 4:28 am. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Ed Figueroa, Graig Nettles, Ken Clay, Lou Piniella, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph

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 25, 2007

Mickey Rivers Leads Yankees At the Plate In Third Straight Win

by @ 4:28 pm. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Dick Tidrow, Mickey Rivers, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

August 25, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Twins 4  (75-51)

It was another game, another August win as the Yankees continued to tear up their opponents in the summer month.  Mickey Rivers played a role in three of the Yankees five runs and he went three for four with two RBIs and a run.  Thurman Munson singled, doubled and scored twice.

Dick Tidrow gave up three runs in seven innings but he didn’t pick up a decision as he left with the game tied.  Sparky Lyle picked up the win though and he improved to 9-4.  He gave up one run on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts in two innings of relief.

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