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Scores
Standings
DET
@BOS
5
3
SLB
@NYY
5
11
CLE
@PHA
12
6
CHW
@WSH
0
2
PIT
@CHC
4
0
NYG
@CIN
9
2
PHI
@MLN
5
1
PHI
@MLN
0
0
 
(10)
BRO
@STL
2
1
Friday, July 31, 1953,
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 21,647, Time of Game: 2:17
Tigers
5
35-64
 Won 1 
7th, 31 GB
at Red Sox
3
57-45
 Lost 5 
4th, 10½ GB
W: Ralph Branca (2-1)
L: Bill Henry (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   2  2  0   1  0  0    5  7  2
Red Sox         0  0  2   0  0  0   1  0  0    3  9  3

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Harvey Kuenn SS 5 2 2 0 0 1 .301 .726 0.024 0.73 0.070 -0.046 0.2 2 3
Jerry Priddy 2B 4 1 0 0 1 0 .239 .598 0.028 0.82 0.070 -0.042 0.0 5 2
Ray Boone 3B 3 1 2 2 1 0 .290 .930 0.269 1.17 0.279 -0.010 2.8 1 5 2B
Walt Dropo 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 .248 .681 0.000 1.14 0.056 -0.056 0.0 8 0
Bob Nieman LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .291 .813 -0.009 1.32 0.099 -0.108 -0.8 0 0 2B,GDP
   Al Kaline LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Jim Delsing CF 4 0 1 2 0 0 .284 .827 0.121 1.21 0.166 -0.045 0.9 4 0
Matt Batts C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .775 -0.031 1.14 0.043 -0.074 -0.5 6 0
Don Lund RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .257 .709 -0.118 1.21 0.000 -0.118 -1.2 0 0
Ralph Branca P 4 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .667 -0.095 0.91 0.000 -0.095 -1.0 0 1
Team Totals 35 5 7 4 3 5 .200 .520 0.189 1.06 0.783 -0.594 0.3 27 11
2B: R Boone (10, off I Delock); B Nieman (18, off B Henry).
TB: R Boone 3; H Kuenn 2; B Nieman 2; J Delsing; W Dropo.
GIDP: B Nieman (10).
RBI: J Delsing 2 (45); R Boone 2 (65).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Boone-J Priddy-W Dropo 2.
E: J Priddy 2 (5).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Lipon SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 .202 .544 0.110 1.34 0.180 -0.071 1.1 1 2 2B,SH
Billy Goodman 2B 5 0 1 1 0 1 .315 .815 -0.041 1.54 0.092 -0.133 -0.4 2 2
Del Wilber 1B 5 1 0 0 0 2 .259 .861 -0.152 1.50 0.057 -0.210 -1.0 8 0 GDP
Floyd Baker 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 .288 .714 0.047 1.04 0.114 -0.067 0.5 0 4
Hoot Evers LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .240 .722 -0.033 1.00 0.036 -0.069 -0.4 6 0
Al Zarilla CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 .200 .624 -0.050 1.34 0.053 -0.103 -0.3 2 0
Jim Piersall RF 4 0 3 0 0 0 .258 .657 0.085 1.30 0.130 -0.045 0.8 3 0 2B
Sammy White C 3 0 0 0 1 1 .265 .750 -0.105 1.89 0.054 -0.159 -1.0 5 0
Bill Henry P 2 1 1 0 0 0 .267 .733 -0.002 1.22 0.039 -0.041 0.1 0 0
   Frank Sullivan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ted Lepcio PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .240 .709 -0.067 2.57 0.000 -0.067 -0.4
   Ike Delock P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .452 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tom Umphlett PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .779 -0.101 2.37 0.000 -0.101 -0.5 GDP
   Ben Flowers P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .222 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 9 2 4 6 .265 .666 -0.309 1.42 0.755 -1.066 -1.7 27 8
2B: J Piersall (15, off R Branca); J Lipon (6, off R Branca).
SH: J Lipon (4, off R Branca).
TB: J Piersall 4; J Lipon 2; F Baker 2; B Goodman; A Zarilla; B Henry.
GIDP: D Wilber (5); T Umphlett (9).
RBI: F Baker (15); B Goodman (23).
2-out RBI: F Baker.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Lipon-B Goodman-D Wilber.
E: H Evers (2); J Lipon 2 (6).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ralph Branca, W (2-1) 9 9 3 1 4 6 0 5.01 39 63 0.310 1.42 1.7
Team Totals 9 9 3 1 4 6 0 1.00 39 63 0.310 1.42 1.7

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Henry, L (2-2) 4 5 4 4 2 1 0 2.97 21 35 -0.291 1.37 -2.4
Frank Sullivan 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 6 2 1 0.110 0.98 1.5
Ike Delock 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 3.91 8 0 0 -0.027 0.58 0.0
Ben Flowers 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.18 3 0 0 0.019 0.24 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 5 5 3 5 0 5.00 38 35 2 1 -0.189 1.06 -0.3
B Henry faced 3 batters in the 5th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe Paparella, 1B - Bill McKinley, 2B - Jim Honochick, 3B - Bill McGowan.
Time of Game: 2:17.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Boston Red Sox
1 Harvey Kuenn SS 1 Johnny Lipon SS
2 Jerry Priddy 2B 2 Billy Goodman 2B
3 Ray Boone 3B 3 Del Wilber 1B
4 Walt Dropo 1B 4 Floyd Baker 3B
5 Bob Nieman LF 5 Hoot Evers LF
6 Jim Delsing CF 6 Al Zarilla CF
7 Matt Batts C 7 Jim Piersall RF
8 Don Lund RF 8 Sammy White C
9 Ralph Branca P 9 Bill Henry P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 2-2 0 12- R DET R. Boone B. Henry 16% 78% Single to LF; Kuenn Scores; Priddy to 3B; Boone to 2B/Adv on E7
b7 3-5 0 1-- OO BOS D. Wilber R. Branca 13% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t4 0-2 1 -23 RR DET J. Delsing B. Henry 13% 50% Single to CF; Boone Scores; Nieman Scores
b8 3-5 1 1-- OO BOS T. Umphlett R. Branca 10% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t4 0-2 1 1-- DET B. Nieman B. Henry 10% 37% Double to CF; Boone to 3B

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, Red Sox' Bill Henry facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn B. Henry -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O DET J. Priddy B. Henry -2% 46% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- O DET R. Boone B. Henry -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Ralph Branca facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BOS J. Lipon R. Branca 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O BOS B. Goodman R. Branca 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- O BOS D. Wilber R. Branca 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Bill Henry facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- DET W. Dropo B. Henry 4% 54% Single to LF
t2 0-0 0 1-- O DET B. Nieman B. Henry -4% 50% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 1-- DET J. Delsing B. Henry 4% 54% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Dropo to 2B; Delsing to 1B
t2 0-0 1 12- O DET M. Batts B. Henry -5% 49% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 2 12- O DET D. Lund B. Henry -4% 45% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Ralph Branca facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O BOS F. Baker R. Branca 2% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 0-0 1 --- O BOS H. Evers R. Branca 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- BOS A. Zarilla R. Branca -1% 48% Single to RF
b2 0-0 2 1-- BOS J. Piersall R. Branca -2% 46% Single to LF; Zarilla to 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- O BOS S. White R. Branca 4% 50% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Bill Henry facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O DET R. Branca B. Henry -3% 47% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- O DET H. Kuenn B. Henry -2% 46% Flyball: LF
t3 0-0 2 --- O DET J. Priddy B. Henry -1% 44% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Ralph Branca facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- BOS B. Henry R. Branca -4% 40% Single to SS
b3 0-0 0 1-- BOS J. Lipon R. Branca -6% 35% Fielder's Choice 3B/Sacrifice Bunt; Henry to 2B; Lipon to 1B/Safe on E4 (catch)
b3 0-0 0 12- O BOS B. Goodman R. Branca 6% 40% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 1 12- RO BOS D. Wilber R. Branca -6% 35% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Henry Scores/No RBI/Adv on E4 (throw)/unER; Wilber to 2B
b3 1-0 2 -2- R BOS F. Baker R. Branca -9% 25% Single to RF; Wilber Scores/unER
b3 2-0 2 1-- O BOS H. Evers R. Branca 2% 27% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Bill Henry facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- DET R. Boone B. Henry 4% 32% Walk
t4 0-2 0 1-- O DET W. Dropo B. Henry -4% 27% Flyball: RF
t4 0-2 1 1-- DET B. Nieman B. Henry 10% 37% Double to CF; Boone to 3B
t4 0-2 1 -23 RR DET J. Delsing B. Henry 13% 50% Single to CF; Boone Scores; Nieman Scores
t4 2-2 1 1-- DET M. Batts B. Henry 4% 55% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Delsing to 2B; Batts to 1B
t4 2-2 1 12- O DET D. Lund B. Henry -5% 49% Flyball: RF
t4 2-2 2 12- O DET R. Branca B. Henry -5% 44% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' Ralph Branca facing 6-7-8
b4 2-2 0 --- O BOS A. Zarilla R. Branca 3% 47% Flyball: CF
b4 2-2 1 --- BOS J. Piersall R. Branca -5% 42% Double to LF
b4 2-2 1 -2- O BOS S. White R. Branca 4% 46% Flyball: SS
b4 2-2 2 -2- O BOS B. Henry R. Branca 4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 2-2, Red Sox' Bill Henry facing 1-2-3
t5 2-2 0 --- DET H. Kuenn B. Henry 5% 55% Single to CF
t5 2-2 0 1-- DET J. Priddy B. Henry 7% 62% Walk; Kuenn to 2B
t5 2-2 0 12- R DET R. Boone B. Henry 16% 78% Single to LF; Kuenn Scores; Priddy to 3B; Boone to 2B/Adv on E7
Frank Sullivan replaces Bill Henry pitching and batting 9th
t5 3-2 0 -23 DET W. Dropo F. Sullivan 2% 80% Walk
t5 3-2 0 123 ROO DET B. Nieman F. Sullivan -6% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Priddy Scores/No RBI; Boone to 3B
t5 4-2 2 --3 O DET J. Delsing F. Sullivan -3% 71% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Ralph Branca facing 1-2-3
b5 2-4 0 --- BOS J. Lipon R. Branca -5% 66% Walk
b5 2-4 0 1-- O BOS B. Goodman R. Branca 3% 69% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Lipon to 2B
b5 2-4 1 -2- O BOS D. Wilber R. Branca 5% 74% Strikeout
b5 2-4 2 -2- O BOS F. Baker R. Branca 4% 78% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 7-8-9
t6 4-2 0 --- O DET M. Batts F. Sullivan -2% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 4-2 1 --- O DET D. Lund F. Sullivan -1% 75% Strikeout Looking
t6 4-2 2 --- O DET R. Branca F. Sullivan -1% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Ralph Branca facing 5-6-7
b6 2-4 0 --- O BOS H. Evers R. Branca 4% 77% Foul Flyball: SS
b6 2-4 1 --- BOS A. Zarilla R. Branca -4% 73% Walk
b6 2-4 1 1-- BOS J. Piersall R. Branca -6% 67% Single to SS; Zarilla to 2B
b6 2-4 1 12- O BOS S. White R. Branca 7% 75% Strikeout Looking
Ted Lepcio pinch hits for Frank Sullivan (P) batting 9th
b6 2-4 2 12- O BOS T. Lepcio R. Branca 7% 81% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 4, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Red Sox' Ike Delock facing 1-2-3
Ike Delock replaces Ted Lepcio (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-2 0 --- DET H. Kuenn I. Delock 2% 84% Single to CF
t7 4-2 0 1-- O DET J. Priddy I. Delock -1% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B; Kuenn to 2B
t7 4-2 1 -2- R DET R. Boone I. Delock 7% 90% Double to LF; Kuenn Scores
t7 5-2 1 -2- O DET W. Dropo I. Delock -1% 89% Flyball: LF
t7 5-2 2 -2- O DET B. Nieman I. Delock -2% 87% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 5, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Tigers' Ralph Branca facing 1-2-3
Al Kaline replaces Bob Nieman playing LF batting 5th
b7 2-5 0 --- BOS J. Lipon R. Branca -7% 80% Double to LF
b7 2-5 0 -2- R BOS B. Goodman R. Branca -9% 71% Single to CF; Lipon Scores
b7 3-5 0 1-- OO BOS D. Wilber R. Branca 13% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b7 3-5 2 --- BOS F. Baker R. Branca -2% 82% Single to LF
b7 3-5 2 1-- BOS H. Evers R. Branca -4% 79% Walk; Baker to 2B
b7 3-5 2 12- O BOS A. Zarilla R. Branca 8% 86% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 5, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-3, Red Sox' Ike Delock facing 6-7-8
t8 5-3 0 --- O DET J. Delsing I. Delock -1% 85% Flyball: LF
t8 5-3 1 --- O DET M. Batts I. Delock -1% 84% Foul Flyball: 1B
t8 5-3 2 --- O DET D. Lund I. Delock -1% 83% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-5, Tigers' Ralph Branca facing 7-8-9
b8 3-5 0 --- O BOS J. Piersall R. Branca 4% 88% Groundout: P-1B
b8 3-5 1 --- BOS S. White R. Branca -5% 82% Walk
Tom Umphlett pinch hits for Ike Delock (P) batting 9th
b8 3-5 1 1-- OO BOS T. Umphlett R. Branca 10% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-3, Red Sox' Ben Flowers facing 9-1-2
Ben Flowers replaces Tom Umphlett (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 5-3 0 --- O DET R. Branca B. Flowers -1% 92% Flyball: LF
t9 5-3 1 --- O DET H. Kuenn B. Flowers -1% 91% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-3 2 --- O DET J. Priddy B. Flowers -0% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-5, Tigers' Ralph Branca facing 1-2-3
b9 3-5 0 --- O BOS J. Lipon R. Branca 5% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 3-5 1 --- O BOS B. Goodman R. Branca 3% 98% Flyball: CF
b9 3-5 2 --- O BOS D. Wilber R. Branca 2% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Red Sox 3.

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