Sunday, July 5, 2009

1977 - June 30, NEW YORK 4 @ TORONTO 3

In a dramatic ending the New York Yankees staged a comeback and held on to win over the Toronto Blue Jays by the count of 4 to 3.

New York had the winning rally in the top of the 9th inning with 3 runs using 4 hits. Thurman Munson led off and started the attack as he reached on an error. Chris Chambliss came next and he smacked a single. Cliff Johnson then lined a base-hit, and an error was also committed. Reggie Jackson stepped in and he hit a deep fly. Lou Piniella stepped into the box and laced a one-base hit. Graig Nettles added to the uprising and banged out a single. One out later, Willie Randolph stepped up to the plate and he drew a walk to load the bases. New York banged out 8 hits on the night.

Dick Tidrow(3-1) got credit for the victory, pitching 1 and 1/3 innings and allowing no runs. Sparky Lyle earned the save, his 17th. The loss was charged to Jerry Garvin(8-4).

Roy Hartsfield was understandably not very talkative after his team's tough loss. He quickly showered and changed and when asked about the game had a terse, yet polite response, 'Hey fellows, that game was a heart-breaker to lose. Our guys gave it their all and played well - fate just wasn't smilin'on us tonight'

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