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Scores
Standings
DET
@BAL
7
5
DET
@BAL
2
4
PHA
@BOS
10
20
PHA
@BOS
0
9
CHW
@CLE
6
4
CHW
@CLE
3
6
WSH
@NYY
1
0
WSH
@NYY
6
7
 
(10)
STL
@CHC
4
14
 
(7)
BRO
@PHI
5
4
 
(12)
NYG
@PIT
4
0
NYG
@PIT
3
4
Monday, May 31, 1954,
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 23,709, Time of Game: 2:23
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Tigers
2
20-17
 Lost 1 
4th, 6 GB
at Orioles
4
14-26
 Won 1 
7th, 13½ GB
L: Billy Hoeft (1-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   1  0  0   1  0  0    2 11  1
Orioles         0  1  0   2  0  0   0  1  X    4  9  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Harvey Kuenn SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .263 .279 .341 .620 -0.150 1.66 0.037 -0.187 -0.8 1 1
Frank Bolling 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .268 .331 .384 .715 -0.132 1.33 0.000 -0.132 -0.9 4 2
Ray Boone 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .314 .415 .479 .895 -0.122 1.04 0.000 -0.122 -0.8 0 2 GDP
   Fred Hatfield 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .327 .289 .615 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Jim Delsing LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .271 .361 .395 .756 0.023 1.19 0.088 -0.065 0.4 1 0
Walt Dropo 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .244 .282 .321 .602 -0.078 1.35 0.061 -0.139 -0.3 4 0 GDP
Al Kaline RF 3 1 3 0 0 0 4 .280 .302 .294 .596 0.074 1.10 0.104 -0.030 0.3 1 0 CS,SH
Bill Tuttle CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .343 .421 .500 .921 -0.044 1.71 0.046 -0.090 -0.1 1 0 IW
Red Wilson C 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .261 .320 .435 .755 0.190 2.02 0.271 -0.080 1.0 12 1 2B
Billy Hoeft P 3 0 1 1 0 2 3 .125 .125 .250 .375 0.003 2.43 0.140 -0.137 -0.2 0 0 2B
   Chuck Kress PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .179 .207 .179 .385 -0.083 3.80 0.000 -0.083 -0.4
Team Totals 34 2 11 2 2 3 37 .324 .361 .382 .743 -0.319 1.57 0.747 -1.065 -1.9 24 7
2B: R Wilson (1, off D Pillette); B Hoeft (2, off D Pillette).
SH: A Kaline (4, off D Pillette).
IBB: B Tuttle (2, by D Pillette).
TB: R Wilson 3; A Kaline 3; B Hoeft 2; J Delsing 2; B Tuttle; W Dropo; H Kuenn.
GIDP: W Dropo (5); R Boone (7).
RBI: B Hoeft (1); R Wilson (2).
2-out RBI: R Wilson.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Wilson-F Bolling.
E: H Kuenn (12).
Baserunning
CS: A Kaline (1, 2nd base by D Pillette/L Moss).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Cal Abrams CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .203 .329 .261 .590 -0.074 0.76 0.000 -0.074 -0.9 4 0
Jim Brideweser SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .282 .317 .333 .650 -0.022 0.53 0.018 -0.040 -0.1 0 3
Eddie Waitkus 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .194 .229 .239 .467 -0.023 0.47 0.012 -0.035 -0.4 9 0
Sam Mele RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .236 .300 .386 .686 0.134 0.68 0.161 -0.028 1.7 2 0 3B,2B
Vern Stephens 3B 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .327 .350 .480 .830 0.106 0.80 0.137 -0.031 1.1 1 3 HR,CS,IW
Jim Fridley LF 4 1 1 1 0 3 4 .214 .313 .500 .813 0.075 0.97 0.125 -0.051 -0.2 2 0 3B
Les Moss C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .333 .360 .417 .777 -0.055 0.66 0.021 -0.075 -0.9 3 1
Chico Garcia 2B 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .091 .125 .091 .216 0.059 1.01 0.099 -0.040 0.4 6 4
Duane Pillette P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .133 .188 .200 .388 -0.019 0.57 0.012 -0.031 -0.1 0 2
Team Totals 33 4 9 4 1 11 34 .273 .294 .515 .809 0.181 0.72 0.585 -0.405 0.6 27 13
2B: S Mele (4, off B Hoeft).
3B: J Fridley (1, off B Hoeft); S Mele (3, off B Hoeft).
HR: V Stephens (4, off B Hoeft, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
IBB: V Stephens (2, by B Hoeft).
TB: V Stephens 5; S Mele 5; J Fridley 3; L Moss; E Waitkus; C Garcia; J Brideweser.
RBI: J Fridley (6); S Mele (18); V Stephens (19); C Garcia (2).
2-out RBI: C Garcia.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Brideweser-C Garcia-E Waitkus 2.
Baserunning
CS: V Stephens (3, 2nd base by B Hoeft/R Wilson).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Billy Hoeft, L (1-4) 8 9 4 4 1 11 1 4.65 34 58 -0.182 0.72 -0.6
Team Totals 8 9 4 4 1 11 1 4.50 34 58 -0.182 0.72 -0.6

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Duane Pillette, W (3-5) 9 11 2 2 2 3 0 3.64 37 58 0.318 1.57 1.9
Team Totals 9 11 2 2 2 3 0 2.00 37 58 0.318 1.57 1.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: D Pillette (1; B Tuttle); B Hoeft (2; V Stephens).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Summers, 1B - Bill McKinley, 2B - Hank Soar, 3B - Ed Runge.
Time of Game: 2:23.
Attendance: 23,709.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Baltimore Orioles
1 Harvey Kuenn SS 1 Cal Abrams CF
2 Frank Bolling 2B 2 Jim Brideweser SS
3 Ray Boone 3B 3 Eddie Waitkus 1B
4 Jim Delsing LF 4 Sam Mele RF
5 Walt Dropo 1B 5 Vern Stephens 3B
6 Al Kaline RF 6 Jim Fridley LF
7 Bill Tuttle CF 7 Les Moss C
8 Red Wilson C 8 Chico Garcia 2B
9 Billy Hoeft P 9 Duane Pillette P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 1-3 1 -2- R DET B. Hoeft D. Pillette -14% 67% Double to LF; Wilson Scores
t4 0-1 2 1-3 R DET R. Wilson D. Pillette -14% 50% Single to CF; Kaline Scores; Tuttle to 3B
b4 1-1 1 --3 R BAL J. Fridley B. Hoeft 13% 75% Triple to CF; Mele Scores
b2 0-0 0 --- R BAL V. Stephens B. Hoeft 12% 67% Home Run
b4 2-1 2 --3 R BAL C. Garcia B. Hoeft 10% 79% Single to 3B/Bunt; Fridley Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Duane Pillette facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- DET H. Kuenn D. Pillette -4% 46% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O DET F. Bolling D. Pillette 3% 50% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO DET R. Boone D. Pillette 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BAL C. Abrams B. Hoeft -2% 52% Foul Flyball: C
b1 0-0 1 --- O BAL J. Brideweser B. Hoeft -1% 51% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- BAL E. Waitkus B. Hoeft 1% 52% Single to SS
b1 0-0 2 1-- O BAL S. Mele B. Hoeft -2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Duane Pillette facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- DET J. Delsing D. Pillette -4% 46% Single to C/Bunt
t2 0-0 0 1-- DET W. Dropo D. Pillette -6% 40% Single to LF; Delsing to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- O DET A. Kaline D. Pillette 0% 40% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Delsing to 3B; Dropo to 2B
t2 0-0 1 -23 DET B. Tuttle D. Pillette -1% 39% Intentional Walk
t2 0-0 1 123 O DET R. Wilson D. Pillette 8% 47% Foul Flyball: 1B
t2 0-0 2 123 O DET B. Hoeft D. Pillette 8% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- R BAL V. Stephens B. Hoeft 12% 67% Home Run
b2 1-0 0 --- O BAL J. Fridley B. Hoeft -2% 65% Strikeout
b2 1-0 1 --- BAL L. Moss B. Hoeft 2% 67% Single to LF
b2 1-0 1 1-- O BAL C. Garcia B. Hoeft -2% 65% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 1-0 2 1-- O BAL D. Pillette B. Hoeft -2% 63% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 1.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Duane Pillette facing 1-2-3
t3 0-1 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn D. Pillette 3% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- O DET F. Bolling D. Pillette 2% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- O DET R. Boone D. Pillette 1% 68% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- O BAL C. Abrams B. Hoeft -2% 66% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-0 1 --- O BAL J. Brideweser B. Hoeft -1% 65% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 --- O BAL E. Waitkus B. Hoeft -1% 64% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 1.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Duane Pillette facing 4-5-6
t4 0-1 0 --- DET J. Delsing D. Pillette -5% 59% Single to 3B/Bunt
t4 0-1 0 1-- OO DET W. Dropo D. Pillette 10% 69% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t4 0-1 2 --- DET A. Kaline D. Pillette -2% 67% Single to RF
t4 0-1 2 1-- DET B. Tuttle D. Pillette -3% 64% Single to RF; Kaline to 3B
t4 0-1 2 1-3 R DET R. Wilson D. Pillette -14% 50% Single to CF; Kaline Scores; Tuttle to 3B
t4 1-1 2 1-3 O DET B. Hoeft D. Pillette 6% 56% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 1, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 4-5-6
b4 1-1 0 --- BAL S. Mele B. Hoeft 8% 64% Double to CF
b4 1-1 0 -2- O BAL V. Stephens B. Hoeft -1% 62% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Mele to 3B
b4 1-1 1 --3 R BAL J. Fridley B. Hoeft 13% 75% Triple to CF; Mele Scores
b4 2-1 1 --3 O BAL L. Moss B. Hoeft -6% 69% Strikeout
b4 2-1 2 --3 R BAL C. Garcia B. Hoeft 10% 79% Single to 3B/Bunt; Fridley Scores
b4 3-1 2 1-- BAL D. Pillette B. Hoeft 1% 80% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Garcia to 2B
b4 3-1 2 12- O BAL C. Abrams B. Hoeft -3% 78% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Tigers 1, Orioles 3.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-3, Orioles' Duane Pillette facing 1-2-3
t5 1-3 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn D. Pillette 3% 80% Groundout: P-1B
t5 1-3 1 --- O DET F. Bolling D. Pillette 2% 82% Flyball: RF
t5 1-3 2 --- O DET R. Boone D. Pillette 1% 83% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Orioles 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-1, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 2-3-4
b5 3-1 0 --- O BAL J. Brideweser B. Hoeft -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 3-1 1 --- O BAL E. Waitkus B. Hoeft -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 3-1 2 --- O BAL S. Mele B. Hoeft -1% 80% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Orioles 3.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-3, Orioles' Duane Pillette facing 4-5-6
t6 1-3 0 --- O DET J. Delsing D. Pillette 3% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-3 1 --- O DET W. Dropo D. Pillette 2% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 1-3 2 --- DET A. Kaline D. Pillette -2% 83% Single to CF
t6 1-3 2 1-- O DET B. Tuttle D. Pillette 3% 86% Kaline Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Orioles 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-1, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 5-6-7
b6 3-1 0 --- BAL V. Stephens B. Hoeft 2% 88% Single to CF
b6 3-1 0 1-- OO BAL J. Fridley B. Hoeft -4% 84% Double Play: Strikeout, Stephens Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b6 3-1 2 --- O BAL L. Moss B. Hoeft -1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Orioles 3.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-3, Orioles' Duane Pillette facing 7-8-9
t7 1-3 0 --- O DET B. Tuttle D. Pillette 3% 87% Lineout: LF
t7 1-3 1 --- DET R. Wilson D. Pillette -6% 81% Double to LF
t7 1-3 1 -2- R DET B. Hoeft D. Pillette -14% 67% Double to LF; Wilson Scores
t7 2-3 1 -2- O DET H. Kuenn D. Pillette 7% 74% Flyball: RF
t7 2-3 2 -2- O DET F. Bolling D. Pillette 6% 80% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Orioles 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 8-9-1
b7 3-2 0 --- O BAL C. Garcia B. Hoeft -2% 79% Strikeout
b7 3-2 1 --- O BAL D. Pillette B. Hoeft -1% 78% Strikeout
b7 3-2 2 --- O BAL C. Abrams B. Hoeft -1% 77% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Orioles 3.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Orioles' Duane Pillette facing 3-4-5
t8 2-3 0 --- O DET R. Boone D. Pillette 5% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-3 1 --- O DET J. Delsing D. Pillette 4% 86% Flyball: LF
t8 2-3 2 --- O DET W. Dropo D. Pillette 2% 88% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Orioles 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 2-3-4
Fred Hatfield replaces Ray Boone playing 3B batting 3rd
b8 3-2 0 --- BAL J. Brideweser B. Hoeft 2% 90% Single to RF
b8 3-2 0 1-- O BAL E. Waitkus B. Hoeft -2% 88% Flyball: CF
b8 3-2 1 1-- R BAL S. Mele B. Hoeft 8% 96% Triple to LF; Brideweser Scores
b8 4-2 1 --3 BAL V. Stephens B. Hoeft 0% 96% Intentional Walk
b8 4-2 1 1-3 O BAL J. Fridley B. Hoeft -2% 95% Strikeout
b8 4-2 2 1-3 O BAL L. Moss B. Hoeft -1% 94% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Orioles 4.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-4, Orioles' Duane Pillette facing 6-7-8
t9 2-4 0 --- DET A. Kaline D. Pillette -7% 87% Single to LF
t9 2-4 0 1-- O DET B. Tuttle D. Pillette 6% 92% Flyball: CF
t9 2-4 1 1-- DET R. Wilson D. Pillette -7% 85% Walk; Kaline to 2B
Chuck Kress pinch hits for Billy Hoeft (P) batting 9th
t9 2-4 1 12- O DET C. Kress D. Pillette 8% 93% Flyball: CF
t9 2-4 2 12- O DET H. Kuenn D. Pillette 7% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Orioles 4.

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