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Standings
CLE
@BAL
3
4
CLE
@BAL
6
0
DET
@BOS
3
8
DET
@BOS
2
3
KCA
@NYY
2
5
KCA
@NYY
7
1
CHW
@WSH
3
1
 
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CHW
@WSH
6
5
PHI
@CHC
1
7
PHI
@CHC
5
6
PIT
@CIN
4
7
PIT
@CIN
5
6
NYG
@MLN
7
3
BRO
@STL
11
2
Sunday, July 31, 1955,
, Fenway Park
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:14
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Tigers
3
55-46
 Lost 1 
5th, 7½ GB
at Red Sox
8
59-43
 Won 1 
4th, 3 GB
W: Frank Sullivan (14-8)
L: Ned Garver (10-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          2  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    3  4  0
Red Sox         0  0  1   6  0  0   0  1  X    8  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 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .326 .360 .444 .803 -0.054 0.52 0.000 -0.054 -0.8 2 5
Bill Tuttle CF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .274 .351 .394 .746 -0.007 0.46 0.024 -0.031 -0.3 3 0
Al Kaline RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .352 .431 .591 1.022 0.035 1.14 0.035 0.000 0.4 HBP
   Charlie Maxwell PR-RF 3 2 2 1 0 1 3 .283 .309 .585 .894 0.029 0.38 0.042 -0.014 1.0 3 0 HR
Earl Torgeson 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .266 .385 .370 .755 0.096 0.81 0.124 -0.028 0.9 9 0
Ray Boone 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .300 .359 .518 .877 0.012 0.71 0.036 -0.024 -0.1 0 3
Jim Delsing LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .250 .337 .408 .746 -0.056 0.69 0.007 -0.063 -0.9 3 0
Frank House C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .233 .284 .379 .663 -0.068 0.66 0.000 -0.068 -1.0 2 0
Fred Hatfield 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .231 .330 .342 .673 -0.040 0.51 0.000 -0.040 -0.5 2 0
Ned Garver P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .193 .258 .211 .468 -0.013 0.51 0.000 -0.013 -0.2 0 0
   Bubba Phillips PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .257 .308 .314 .622 -0.013 0.50 0.000 -0.013 -0.3
   Paul Foytack P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.005 0.21 0.000 -0.005 -0.1 0 1
Team Totals 30 3 4 3 3 2 34 .133 .235 .233 .469 -0.084 0.60 0.268 -0.353 -1.9 24 9
HR: C Maxwell (4, off F Sullivan, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
HBP: A Kaline (3, by F Sullivan).
TB: C Maxwell 5; E Torgeson; R Boone.
RBI: E Torgeson (39); R Boone (80); C Maxwell (10).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 3.

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Goodman 2B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .293 .408 .369 .777 -0.070 0.71 0.016 -0.086 0.1 3 5 2B
   Eddie Joost 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .280 .296 .576 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Billy Klaus SS 3 2 1 1 2 0 5 .295 .368 .398 .766 0.101 0.67 0.126 -0.025 0.9 2 5 HR
Ted Williams LF 3 1 1 4 1 0 4 .339 .473 .794 1.267 0.227 0.97 0.255 -0.027 3.0 1 0 HR
   Gene Stephens LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .310 .383 .496 .879 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.3 0 0
Jackie Jensen RF 2 0 1 0 3 1 5 .274 .357 .487 .844 0.003 0.41 0.016 -0.013 0.4 0 0 IW
Norm Zauchin 1B 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .235 .326 .451 .777 -0.004 0.72 0.054 -0.058 0.2 12 0
Sammy White C 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .267 .325 .387 .712 -0.079 0.64 0.000 -0.079 -1.9 2 0
Grady Hatton 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .253 .364 .335 .698 0.069 0.62 0.075 -0.005 0.3 0 2
Jim Piersall CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .266 .350 .410 .760 0.045 0.99 0.079 -0.033 0.4 6 0
Frank Sullivan P 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .117 .159 .167 .325 0.125 1.08 0.156 -0.031 0.6 1 0
Team Totals 33 8 9 8 9 2 42 .273 .429 .485 .913 0.415 0.73 0.777 -0.359 3.7 27 12
2B: B Goodman (26, off P Foytack).
HR: B Klaus (6, off N Garver, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); T Williams (19, off N Garver, 4th inn, 3 on, 2 outs to RF).
IBB: J Jensen (5, by P Foytack).
TB: T Williams 4; B Klaus 4; G Hatton 2; B Goodman 2; J Jensen; N Zauchin; J Piersall; F Sullivan.
RBI: T Williams 4 (47); F Sullivan 2 (6); B Klaus (42); N Zauchin (64).
2-out RBI: T Williams 4; N Zauchin.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Goodman-N Zauchin.

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ned Garver, L (10-10) 4 8 7 7 3 1 2 3.68 23 16 -0.437 1.22 -4.8
Paul Foytack 4 1 1 1 6 1 0 6.75 19 0 0 0.022 0.15 1.2
Team Totals 8 9 8 8 9 2 2 9.00 42 16 0 0 -0.415 0.73 -3.7

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Frank Sullivan, W (14-8) 9 4 3 3 3 2 1 2.98 34 66 0.084 0.60 1.9
Team Totals 9 4 3 3 3 2 1 3.00 34 66 0.084 0.60 1.9
Balks: None.
WP: N Garver (6); P Foytack (2).
HBP: F Sullivan (5; A Kaline).
IBB: P Foytack (2; J Jensen).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Umont, 1B - Eddie Rommel, 2B - Joe Paparella, 3B - Jim Honochick.
Time of Game: 2:14.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Boston Red Sox
1 Harvey Kuenn SS 1 Billy Goodman 2B
2 Bill Tuttle CF 2 Billy Klaus SS
3 Al Kaline RF 3 Ted Williams LF
4 Earl Torgeson 1B 4 Jackie Jensen RF
5 Ray Boone 3B 5 Norm Zauchin 1B
6 Jim Delsing LF 6 Sammy White C
7 Frank House C 7 Grady Hatton 3B
8 Fred Hatfield 2B 8 Jim Piersall CF
9 Ned Garver P 9 Frank Sullivan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 3-2 2 123 RRRR BOS T. Williams N. Garver 23% 93% Home Run; Piersall Scores; Sullivan Scores; Klaus Scores
b4 1-2 1 123 RR BOS F. Sullivan N. Garver 16% 72% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Zauchin Scores; Hatton Scores; Piersall to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- R DET E. Torgeson F. Sullivan -11% 35% Single to RF; Tuttle Scores; Maxwell to 3B
b3 0-2 1 --- R BOS B. Klaus N. Garver 11% 41% Home Run
b4 1-2 1 12- BOS J. Piersall N. Garver 8% 56% Single to LF; Zauchin to 3B; Hatton to 2B

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' Frank Sullivan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn F. Sullivan 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- DET B. Tuttle F. Sullivan -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- DET A. Kaline F. Sullivan -3% 46% Hit By Pitch; Tuttle to 2B
Charlie Maxwell pinch runs for Al Kaline (RF) batting 3rd
t1 0-0 1 12- R DET E. Torgeson F. Sullivan -11% 35% Single to RF; Tuttle Scores; Maxwell to 3B
t1 1-0 1 1-3 RO DET R. Boone F. Sullivan -2% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B; Maxwell Scores; Torgeson to 2B
t1 2-0 2 -2- DET J. Delsing F. Sullivan -1% 33% Walk
t1 2-0 2 12- O DET F. House F. Sullivan 3% 36% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 1-2-3
Charlie Maxwell moves from PR to RF
b1 0-2 0 --- O BOS B. Goodman N. Garver -2% 34% Flyball: SS
b1 0-2 1 --- O BOS B. Klaus N. Garver -2% 32% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-2 2 --- BOS T. Williams N. Garver 1% 33% Walk
b1 0-2 2 1-- BOS J. Jensen N. Garver 1% 34% Wild Pitch; Williams to 2B
b1 0-2 2 -2- BOS J. Jensen N. Garver 1% 35% Walk
b1 0-2 2 12- O BOS N. Zauchin N. Garver -4% 31% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 8-9-1
t2 2-0 0 --- O DET F. Hatfield F. Sullivan 2% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 2-0 1 --- O DET N. Garver F. Sullivan 1% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 2-0 2 --- O DET H. Kuenn F. Sullivan 1% 35% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 6-7-8
b2 0-2 0 --- O BOS S. White N. Garver -3% 32% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-2 1 --- BOS G. Hatton N. Garver 3% 35% Single to CF (Short CF)
b2 0-2 1 1-- O BOS J. Piersall N. Garver -3% 32% Flyball: RF
b2 0-2 2 1-- O BOS F. Sullivan N. Garver -2% 29% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- O DET B. Tuttle F. Sullivan 2% 31% Lineout: SS
t3 2-0 1 --- O DET C. Maxwell F. Sullivan 1% 33% Strikeout
t3 2-0 2 --- DET E. Torgeson F. Sullivan -1% 32% Walk
t3 2-0 2 1-- O DET R. Boone F. Sullivan 2% 34% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 1-2-3
b3 0-2 0 --- O BOS B. Goodman N. Garver -3% 31% Flyball: CF
b3 0-2 1 --- R BOS B. Klaus N. Garver 11% 41% Home Run
b3 1-2 1 --- O BOS T. Williams N. Garver -2% 39% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-2 2 --- O BOS J. Jensen N. Garver -1% 38% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 6-7-8
t4 2-1 0 --- O DET J. Delsing F. Sullivan 2% 41% Flyball: SS
t4 2-1 1 --- O DET F. House F. Sullivan 2% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-1 2 --- O DET F. Hatfield F. Sullivan 1% 43% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 5-6-7
b4 1-2 0 --- BOS N. Zauchin N. Garver 5% 48% Single to RF
b4 1-2 0 1-- O BOS S. White N. Garver -5% 44% Flyball: CF
b4 1-2 1 1-- BOS G. Hatton N. Garver 5% 48% Single to LF; Zauchin to 2B
b4 1-2 1 12- BOS J. Piersall N. Garver 8% 56% Single to LF; Zauchin to 3B; Hatton to 2B
b4 1-2 1 123 RR BOS F. Sullivan N. Garver 16% 72% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Zauchin Scores; Hatton Scores; Piersall to 2B
b4 3-2 1 12- O BOS B. Goodman N. Garver -3% 68% Flyball: CF; Piersall to 3B
b4 3-2 2 1-3 BOS B. Klaus N. Garver 2% 70% Walk; Sullivan to 2B
b4 3-2 2 123 RRRR BOS T. Williams N. Garver 23% 93% Home Run; Piersall Scores; Sullivan Scores; Klaus Scores
b4 7-2 2 --- BOS J. Jensen N. Garver 0% 94% Single to CF
b4 7-2 2 1-- O BOS N. Zauchin N. Garver -1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Red Sox 7.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-7, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 9-1-2
Bubba Phillips pinch hits for Ned Garver (P) batting 9th
t5 2-7 0 --- O DET B. Phillips F. Sullivan 1% 94% Flyball: P
t5 2-7 1 --- O DET H. Kuenn F. Sullivan 1% 95% Flyball: CF
t5 2-7 2 --- O DET B. Tuttle F. Sullivan 0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Red Sox 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-2, Tigers' Paul Foytack facing 6-7-8
Paul Foytack replaces Bubba Phillips (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 7-2 0 --- O BOS S. White P. Foytack -0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 7-2 1 --- O BOS G. Hatton P. Foytack -0% 95% Groundout: P-1B
b5 7-2 2 --- BOS J. Piersall P. Foytack 0% 95% Walk
b5 7-2 2 1-- O BOS F. Sullivan P. Foytack -0% 95% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Red Sox 7.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-7, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 3-4-5
t6 2-7 0 --- R DET C. Maxwell F. Sullivan -4% 91% Home Run
t6 3-7 0 --- O DET E. Torgeson F. Sullivan 2% 93% Flyball: CF
t6 3-7 1 --- DET R. Boone F. Sullivan -2% 91% Single to RF
t6 3-7 1 1-- OO DET J. Delsing F. Sullivan 4% 95% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-3, Tigers' Paul Foytack facing 1-2-3
b6 7-3 0 --- BOS B. Goodman P. Foytack 1% 95% Walk
b6 7-3 0 1-- BOS B. Klaus P. Foytack 1% 96% Wild Pitch; Goodman to 2B
b6 7-3 0 -2- O BOS B. Klaus P. Foytack -1% 95% Flyball: RF
b6 7-3 1 -2- O BOS T. Williams P. Foytack -1% 94% Flyball: LF
b6 7-3 2 -2- BOS J. Jensen P. Foytack 0% 95% Walk
b6 7-3 2 12- O BOS N. Zauchin P. Foytack -1% 94% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 7.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-7, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 7-8-9
Gene Stephens replaces Ted Williams playing LF batting 3rd
t7 3-7 0 --- O DET F. House F. Sullivan 2% 95% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 3-7 1 --- O DET F. Hatfield F. Sullivan 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-7 2 --- O DET P. Foytack F. Sullivan 1% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-3, Tigers' Paul Foytack facing 6-7-8
b7 7-3 0 --- O BOS S. White P. Foytack -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 7-3 1 --- O BOS G. Hatton P. Foytack -0% 96% Flyball: LF
b7 7-3 2 --- O BOS J. Piersall P. Foytack -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 7.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-7, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 1-2-3
t8 3-7 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn F. Sullivan 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-7 1 --- O DET B. Tuttle F. Sullivan 1% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 3-7 2 --- DET C. Maxwell F. Sullivan -1% 98% Single to RF
t8 3-7 2 1-- O DET E. Torgeson F. Sullivan 1% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-3, Tigers' Paul Foytack facing 9-1-2
b8 7-3 0 --- O BOS F. Sullivan P. Foytack -0% 99% Flyball: RF
b8 7-3 1 --- BOS B. Goodman P. Foytack 0% 99% Double to LF
b8 7-3 1 -2- BOS B. Klaus P. Foytack 0% 99% Walk
b8 7-3 1 12- O BOS G. Stephens P. Foytack -0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Goodman to 3B; Klaus to 2B
b8 7-3 2 -23 BOS J. Jensen P. Foytack 0% 99% Intentional Walk
b8 7-3 2 123 R BOS N. Zauchin P. Foytack 1% 99% Walk; Goodman Scores; Klaus to 3B; Jensen to 2B
b8 8-3 2 123 O BOS S. White P. Foytack -0% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 8.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-8, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 5-6-7
Eddie Joost replaces Billy Goodman playing 2B batting 1st
t9 3-8 0 --- O DET R. Boone F. Sullivan 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 3-8 1 --- O DET J. Delsing F. Sullivan 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 3-8 2 --- O DET F. House F. Sullivan 0% 100% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 8.

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