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6
2
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@BOS
3
1
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5
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@LAA
2
6
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6
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9
Saturday, September 9, 1961,
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 12,733, Time of Game: 2:40
Tigers
3
87-55
 Won 1 
2nd, 10 GB
at Red Sox
1
69-76
 Lost 1 
6th, 29½ GB
W: Ron Kline (6-8)
L: Ike Delock (6-9)
S: Terry Fox (10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  2  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    3  9  0
Red Sox         1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  5  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jake Wood 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .251 .314 .373 .687 -0.056 0.64 0.009 -0.066 -0.8 1 1
Charlie Maxwell LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .236 .356 .418 .774 0.007 0.78 0.041 -0.034 0.1 3 0
   George Alusik PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .333 .250 .583 -0.006 0.24 0.000 -0.006 -0.2
   Bill Bruton CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .327 .380 .707 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Al Kaline CF-RF 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .316 .386 .506 .892 0.065 0.78 0.086 -0.020 0.7 6 0
Rocky Colavito RF-LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .289 .406 .589 .995 -0.188 1.30 0.000 -0.188 -2.3 2 0 GDP
Norm Cash 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .360 .489 .653 1.142 0.025 0.83 0.051 -0.026 0.2 3 0
Dick McAuliffe SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .250 .315 .390 .705 -0.080 1.09 0.019 -0.098 -0.7 4 0
Steve Boros 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .274 .370 .363 .733 0.165 0.82 0.197 -0.032 2.0 3 1 3B
Dick Brown C 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .252 .297 .443 .740 0.010 0.92 0.100 -0.091 -0.7 4 0
Ron Kline P 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .140 .159 .163 .322 0.025 0.93 0.089 -0.063 0.0 0 0
   Terry Fox P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .273 .200 .473 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 9 3 5 1 39 .265 .359 .324 .683 -0.033 0.87 0.592 -0.624 -1.6 27 2
3B: S Boros (2, off I Delock).
TB: S Boros 4; A Kaline 2; J Wood; R Kline; C Maxwell; D Brown; N Cash.
GIDP: R Colavito (11).
RBI: R Kline (1); D Brown (37); S Boros (56).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 7.

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chuck Schilling 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .256 .341 .322 .663 -0.047 1.71 0.084 -0.131 0.1 5 4 SB
Gary Geiger CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .233 .348 .407 .755 -0.184 1.78 0.000 -0.184 -1.3 1 0
Carl Yastrzemski LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .264 .323 .389 .712 0.136 1.25 0.190 -0.055 1.1 1 0 2·2B
Frank Malzone 3B 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .267 .312 .396 .708 -0.147 1.84 0.004 -0.151 -1.0 3 3
Jackie Jensen RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .268 .353 .394 .747 0.002 1.42 0.081 -0.079 -0.5 2 0
Pete Runnels 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .310 .390 .411 .801 -0.164 1.71 0.000 -0.164 -0.9 9 0
Pumpsie Green SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .276 .393 .491 .884 -0.063 1.81 0.079 -0.142 -0.5 4 4
Jim Pagliaroni C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .238 .336 .409 .744 -0.103 1.47 0.000 -0.103 -0.6 2 1
Ike Delock P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .087 .160 .087 .247 -0.028 1.08 0.000 -0.028 -0.2 0 0
   Billy Muffett P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .190 .292 .190 .482 -0.014 0.54 0.000 -0.014 -0.1 0 0
   Russ Nixon PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .289 .325 .362 .687 0.079 2.37 0.079 0.000 0.4
   Billy Harrell PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .162 .184 .216 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Arnold Earley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 1 5 1 2 4 34 .156 .206 .219 .425 -0.533 1.61 0.517 -1.051 -3.6 27 12
2B: C Yastrzemski 2 (29, 1 off R Kline, 1 off T Fox).
TB: C Yastrzemski 4; C Schilling 2; R Nixon.
RBI: F Malzone (81).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. F Malzone-P Runnels; F Malzone-C Schilling-P Runnels.
Baserunning
SB: C Schilling (7, 2nd base off R Kline/D Brown).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ron Kline, W (6-8) 7.1 4 1 1 1 4 0 4.37 27 69 0.260 1.17 2.2
Terry Fox, S (10) 1.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.30 7 2 0 0.274 3.34 1.4
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 2 4 0 1.00 34 69 2 0 0.534 1.61 3.6

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ike Delock, L (6-9) 3.1 7 3 3 2 0 0 4.83 18 32 -0.171 1.10 -1.5
Billy Muffett 4.2 2 0 0 3 0 0 6.09 18 1 0 0.186 0.74 2.6
Arnold Earley 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.70 3 0 0 0.018 0.24 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 5 1 0 3.00 39 32 1 0 0.033 0.87 1.6
Balks: None.
WP: I Delock (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Nestor Chylak, 1B - Al Smith, 2B - Hank Soar, 3B - Bill McKinley.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: 12,733.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 86° F, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Boston Red Sox
1 Jake Wood 2B 1 Chuck Schilling 2B
2 Charlie Maxwell LF 2 Gary Geiger CF
3 Al Kaline CF 3 Carl Yastrzemski LF
4 Rocky Colavito RF 4 Frank Malzone 3B
5 Norm Cash 1B 5 Jackie Jensen RF
6 Dick McAuliffe SS 6 Pete Runnels 1B
7 Steve Boros 3B 7 Pumpsie Green SS
8 Dick Brown C 8 Jim Pagliaroni C
9 Ron Kline P 9 Ike Delock P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-1 1 1-- R DET S. Boros I. Delock 15% 55% Triple to RF; Cash Scores
b9 1-3 1 12- O BOS P. Runnels T. Fox 11% 91% Flyball: CF
b9 1-3 0 --- BOS C. Yastrzemski T. Fox -11% 80% Double to RF
t3 2-1 0 12- OO DET R. Colavito I. Delock -10% 60% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Maxwell to 3B
b8 1-3 1 12- O BOS C. Schilling T. Fox 10% 84% Flyball: CF

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' Ike Delock facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET J. Wood I. Delock -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O DET C. Maxwell I. Delock -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- DET A. Kaline I. Delock 1% 47% Single to LF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O DET R. Colavito I. Delock -2% 45% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Ron Kline facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- BOS C. Schilling R. Kline -3% 42% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 0 1-- O BOS G. Geiger R. Kline 3% 45% Flyball: SS
b1 0-0 1 1-- BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Kline -8% 37% Ground-rule Double (Deep RF); Schilling to 3B
b1 0-0 1 -23 RO BOS F. Malzone R. Kline -0% 36% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Schilling Scores; Yastrzemski to 3B
b1 1-0 2 --3 O BOS J. Jensen R. Kline 3% 40% Lineout: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Ike Delock facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- DET N. Cash I. Delock 4% 44% Single to CF
t2 0-1 0 1-- O DET D. McAuliffe I. Delock -4% 40% Flyball: SS
t2 0-1 1 1-- R DET S. Boros I. Delock 15% 55% Triple to RF; Cash Scores
t2 1-1 1 --3 R DET D. Brown I. Delock 6% 61% Single to LF; Boros Scores
t2 2-1 1 1-- O DET R. Kline I. Delock -3% 58% Groundout: C-SS/Forceout at 2B
t2 2-1 2 1-- O DET J. Wood I. Delock -2% 56% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Ron Kline facing 6-7-8
b2 1-2 0 --- O BOS P. Runnels R. Kline 3% 58% Lineout: SS
b2 1-2 1 --- O BOS P. Green R. Kline 2% 60% Flyball: LF
b2 1-2 2 --- O BOS J. Pagliaroni R. Kline 1% 61% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Red Sox' Ike Delock facing 2-3-4
t3 2-1 0 --- DET C. Maxwell I. Delock 3% 65% Single to RF
t3 2-1 0 1-- DET A. Kaline I. Delock 5% 70% Single to LF; Maxwell to 2B
t3 2-1 0 12- OO DET R. Colavito I. Delock -10% 60% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Maxwell to 3B
t3 2-1 2 --3 DET N. Cash I. Delock 1% 61% Walk
t3 2-1 2 1-3 O DET D. McAuliffe I. Delock -5% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Ron Kline facing 9-1-2
b3 1-2 0 --- O BOS I. Delock R. Kline 3% 59% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-2 1 --- BOS C. Schilling R. Kline -3% 56% Single to RF
b3 1-2 1 1-- BOS G. Geiger R. Kline -2% 54% Schilling Steals 2B
b3 1-2 1 -2- O BOS G. Geiger R. Kline 4% 58% Flyball: LF
b3 1-2 2 -2- O BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Kline 4% 62% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Red Sox' Ike Delock facing 7-8-9
t4 2-1 0 --- O DET S. Boros I. Delock -2% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-1 1 --- DET D. Brown I. Delock 3% 62% Walk
t4 2-1 1 1-- DET R. Kline I. Delock 2% 64% Wild Pitch; Brown to 2B
t4 2-1 1 -2- R DET R. Kline I. Delock 9% 73% Single to RF; Brown Scores
Billy Muffett replaces Ike Delock pitching and batting 9th
t4 3-1 1 1-- O DET J. Wood B. Muffett -1% 72% Groundout: SS-1B; Kline to 2B
t4 3-1 2 -2- DET C. Maxwell B. Muffett 1% 72% Walk
t4 3-1 2 12- DET A. Kaline B. Muffett 2% 75% Walk; Kline to 3B; Maxwell to 2B
t4 3-1 2 123 O DET R. Colavito B. Muffett -6% 69% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Ron Kline facing 4-5-6
b4 1-3 0 --- O BOS F. Malzone R. Kline 3% 72% Flyball: RF
b4 1-3 1 --- O BOS J. Jensen R. Kline 2% 74% Flyball: CF
b4 1-3 2 --- O BOS P. Runnels R. Kline 1% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Red Sox' Billy Muffett facing 5-6-7
t5 3-1 0 --- O DET N. Cash B. Muffett -2% 73% Flyball: CF
t5 3-1 1 --- O DET D. McAuliffe B. Muffett -1% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 3-1 2 --- O DET S. Boros B. Muffett -1% 71% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Ron Kline facing 7-8-9
b5 1-3 0 --- O BOS P. Green R. Kline 3% 74% Foul Flyball: 3B
b5 1-3 1 --- O BOS J. Pagliaroni R. Kline 2% 77% Flyball: RF
b5 1-3 2 --- O BOS B. Muffett R. Kline 1% 78% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Red Sox' Billy Muffett facing 8-9-1
t6 3-1 0 --- O DET D. Brown B. Muffett -2% 76% Flyball: 2B
t6 3-1 1 --- O DET R. Kline B. Muffett -1% 75% Flyball: RF
t6 3-1 2 --- DET J. Wood B. Muffett 1% 76% Single to CF
t6 3-1 2 1-- O DET C. Maxwell B. Muffett -2% 74% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Ron Kline facing 1-2-3
b6 1-3 0 --- O BOS C. Schilling R. Kline 4% 78% Flyball: CF
b6 1-3 1 --- O BOS G. Geiger R. Kline 2% 80% Foul Flyball: 3B
b6 1-3 2 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Kline 2% 82% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Red Sox' Billy Muffett facing 3-4-5
t7 3-1 0 --- O DET A. Kaline B. Muffett -2% 80% Flyball: 1B
t7 3-1 1 --- O DET R. Colavito B. Muffett -1% 79% Flyball: LF
t7 3-1 2 --- O DET N. Cash B. Muffett -1% 78% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Ron Kline facing 4-5-6
b7 1-3 0 --- O BOS F. Malzone R. Kline 4% 82% Flyball: 3B
b7 1-3 1 --- O BOS J. Jensen R. Kline 3% 85% Flyball: SS
b7 1-3 2 --- O BOS P. Runnels R. Kline 2% 86% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Red Sox' Billy Muffett facing 6-7-8
t8 3-1 0 --- DET D. McAuliffe B. Muffett 2% 88% Walk
t8 3-1 0 1-- DET S. Boros B. Muffett 5% 93% Single to LF; McAuliffe to 3B
t8 3-1 0 1-3 OO DET D. Brown B. Muffett -7% 86% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B
t8 3-1 2 --3 O DET R. Kline B. Muffett -2% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Ron Kline facing 7-8-9
b8 1-3 0 --- BOS P. Green R. Kline -8% 75% Walk
b8 1-3 0 1-- O BOS J. Pagliaroni R. Kline 7% 82% Flyball: LF
Russ Nixon pinch hits for Billy Muffett (P) batting 9th
b8 1-3 1 1-- BOS R. Nixon R. Kline -8% 74% Single to LF; Green to 2B
Terry Fox replaces Ron Kline pitching and batting 9th
Billy Harrell pinch runs for Russ Nixon (PH) batting 9th
b8 1-3 1 12- O BOS C. Schilling T. Fox 10% 84% Flyball: CF
b8 1-3 2 12- O BOS G. Geiger T. Fox 8% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Red Sox' Arnold Earley facing 1-2-3
Arnold Earley replaces Billy Harrell (PR) pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-1 0 --- O DET J. Wood A. Earley -1% 92% Foul Flyball: 2B
George Alusik pinch hits for Charlie Maxwell (LF) batting 2nd
t9 3-1 1 --- O DET G. Alusik A. Earley -1% 91% Strikeout
t9 3-1 2 --- O DET A. Kaline A. Earley -0% 91% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Terry Fox facing 3-4-5
Rocky Colavito moves from RF to LF
Bill Bruton replaces George Alusik (PH) playing CF batting 2nd
Al Kaline moves from CF to RF
b9 1-3 0 --- BOS C. Yastrzemski T. Fox -11% 80% Double to RF
b9 1-3 0 -2- O BOS F. Malzone T. Fox 8% 88% Lineout: SS
b9 1-3 1 -2- BOS J. Jensen T. Fox -8% 80% Walk
b9 1-3 1 12- O BOS P. Runnels T. Fox 11% 91% Flyball: CF
b9 1-3 2 12- O BOS P. Green T. Fox 9% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 1.

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