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Wednesday July 11, 1979
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Homers by Eddie Murray and Gary Roenicke highlighted the Orioles' 3-1 victory over the A's as Dennis Martinez pitched his 11th complete game of the season. a double by Murray and single by Doug DeCinces gave the Birds their first run in the fourth inning. Murray drilled his homer in the sixth and Roenicke connected for the circuit in the seventh. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 3, Oakland Athletics 1

Game Played on Wednesday, July 11, 1979 (Day game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Orioles      0  0  0    1  0  1    1  0  0  -   3  8  0
A's          0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  7  1


Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Bumbry cf             4   0   1   0     0   0   .272      Henderson cf          4   1   2   0     1   0   .275
Garcia ss             4   0   0   0     0   0   .258      Chalk 2b,ss           4   0   2   0     0   0   .256
Singleton dh          4   0   1   0     0   0   .298      Gross 3b              4   0   0   0     1   1   .220
Murray 1b             4   2   3   1     0   1   .283      Page dh               4   0   0   1     1   0   .244
Lowenstein rf         4   0   1   0     0   0   .295      Essian c              3   0   0   0     1   0   .295
DeCinces 3b           3   0   1   1     1   0   .249      Heath lf              3   0   1   0     1   0   .298
Roenicke lf           4   1   1   1     0   0   .271      Newman 1b             4   0   1   0     0   1   .230
Smith 2b              3   0   0   0     0   1   .213      Armas rf              4   0   1   0     0   1   .261
  Dauer 2b            0   0   0   0     0   0   .254      Picciolo ss           3   0   0   0     0   1   .220
Skaggs c              3   0   0   0     1   0   .229        Edwards ph,2b       1   0   0   0     0   0   .257
D. Martinez p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      McCatty p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               33   3   8   3     2   2             Totals               34   1   7   1     5   4

Time of Game: 2:38   Attendance:  2,586
Left on Base: Orioles 6, A's 12
DP: Orioles 0, A's 1
Errors: Gross
Doubles: Murray (14)
Home Runs: Murray (10), Roenicke (15)
Caught Stealing: DeCinces (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Chalk (6)
GIDP: Garcia (9)
Hit by Pitch: Smith (2,by McCatty)


Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
D. Martinez W(11-6)     9     7   1   1   5   4   0  40   3.61
Totals                  9     7   1   1   5   4   0  40

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
McCatty L(5-4)          9     8   3   3   2   2   2  36   3.50
Totals                  9     8   3   3   2   2   2  36

Hit by Pitch: McCatty (5)
Wild Pitches: D. Martinez (4)

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Jim Evans, 2B - Fred Spenn, 3B - Rich Garcia


ORIOLES 1ST: Bumbry flied out to center; Garcia flied out to
center; Singleton singled to right; Murray struck out; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Henderson flied out to right; Chalk made an out
to first; Gross walked; Page walked [Gross to second]; Essian
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Orioles 0, Athletics 0.

ORIOLES 2ND: Lowenstein singled to right; DeCinces walked
[Lowenstein to second]; Roenicke flied out to center [Lowenstein
to third]; Lowenstein was picked off third (catcher unassisted);
Smith flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 0,
Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Heath grounded out (shortstop to first); Newman
singled to right; Armas flied out to right; Picciolo flied out
to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 0, Athletics 0.

ORIOLES 3RD: Skaggs grounded out (pitcher to first); Bumbry
singled to center; Garcia grounded into a double play (third to
second to first) [Bumbry out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Orioles 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Henderson flied out to center; Chalk singled to
center; Gross flied out to right; Page grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 0, Athletics 0.

ORIOLES 4TH: Singleton flied out to left; Murray doubled to
right; Lowenstein grounded out (second to first) [Murray to
third]; DeCinces singled to left [Murray scored]; DeCinces was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Orioles 1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Essian grounded out (shortstop to first); Heath
walked; Newman was called out on strikes; Armas singled to right
[Heath to third]; Picciolo grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 1, Athletics 0.

ORIOLES 5TH: Roenicke reached on an error by Gross; Smith struck
out; Skaggs walked [Roenicke to second]; Bumbry forced Skaggs
(second to shortstop) [Roenicke to third]; Garcia flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Henderson singled to center; Chalk reached on a
fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt [Henderson to second];
Gross flied out to center [Henderson to third]; Page reached on
a fielder's choice [Henderson out at home (first to catcher),
Chalk to second]; Essian walked [Chalk to third, Page to
second]; Heath forced Essian (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Orioles 1, Athletics 0.

ORIOLES 6TH: Singleton grounded out (second to first); Murray
homered; Lowenstein flied out to center; DeCinces grounded out
(third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 2, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Newman lined to third; Armas flied out to right;
Picciolo struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 2, Athletics
0.

ORIOLES 7TH: Roenicke homered; Smith popped to first; Skaggs
flied out to center; Bumbry flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Henderson singled to left; Chalk singled to left
[Henderson to second]; D. Martinez threw a wild pitch [Henderson
to third, Chalk to second]; Gross struck out; Page grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Henderson scored]; Essian popped to
second; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 3, Athletics 1.

ORIOLES 8TH: Garcia grounded out (third to first); Singleton
grounded out (shortstop to first); Murray singled to center;
Lowenstein flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 3,
Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Heath singled to left; Newman forced Heath (right
to shortstop); Armas struck out; EDWARDS BATTED FOR PICCIOLO;
Edwards flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 3,
Athletics 1.

ORIOLES 9TH: EDWARDS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); CHALK CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); DeCinces grounded out (third to first);
Roenicke flied out to left; Smith was hit by a pitch; Skaggs
popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 3, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 9TH: DAUER REPLACED SMITH (PLAYING 2B); Henderson
walked; Chalk flied out to center; Gross forced Henderson (first
to shortstop); Page grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 3, Athletics 1.



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