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WSA
@BOS
3
6
CHW
@CAL
2
3
BAL
@CLE
6
4
 
(11)
NYY
@DET
7
10
MIN
@KCR
7
2
MIN
@KCR
7
0
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@OAK
8
6
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@ATL
5
4
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@CHC
2
4
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@CIN
5
6
PIT
@NYM
1
2
 
(15)
HOU
@SDP
5
1
MON
@STL
6
8
Saturday, September 25, 1971,
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 19,126, Time of Game: 2:17
Senators
3
62-93
 Lost 2 
5th, 35½ GB
at Red Sox
6
84-74
 Won 5 
3rd, 15 GB
W: John Curtis (2-2)
L: Denny McLain (10-22)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Senators        0  1  0   0  0  0   2  0  0    3  8  0
Red Sox         0  2  1   0  1  2   0  0  X    6 12  0

Washington Senators

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Elliott Maddox CF 5 1 2 0 0 1 .217 .620 -0.058 1.07 0.048 -0.107 -0.4 3 3 2B
Dave Nelson 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 .277 .701 -0.026 0.79 0.069 -0.095 -0.7 1 2 SB,GDP
Frank Howard 1B 4 1 1 2 0 1 .278 .837 -0.028 0.94 0.040 -0.068 1.2 6 6 HR
Dick Billings C 3 1 1 0 1 0 .235 .611 0.035 0.90 0.078 -0.043 0.3 5 0
Jeff Burroughs LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .234 .700 0.065 1.40 0.128 -0.062 0.6 0 0
Del Unser RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 .258 .690 -0.157 1.52 0.000 -0.157 -1.5 2 0
Toby Harrah SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .567 -0.119 1.31 0.000 -0.119 -1.2 1 3
Tom Ragland 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .200 .400 -0.037 1.14 0.032 -0.070 -0.4 2 0
Denny McLain P 1 0 0 1 1 0 .103 .316 0.078 2.10 0.106 -0.028 0.8 3 1
   Denny Riddleberger P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Paul Casanova PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .522 -0.008 0.32 0.000 -0.008 -0.2
   Jim Shellenback P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .407 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
   Larry Biittner PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 .259 .621 0.020 0.37 0.020 0.000 0.2
Team Totals 34 3 8 3 4 6 .235 .669 -0.235 1.12 0.521 -0.757 -1.2 24 16
2B: E Maddox (7, off J Curtis).
HR: F Howard (25, off J Curtis; 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: F Howard 4; E Maddox 3; D Nelson 2; T Ragland; J Burroughs; D Billings.
GIDP: D Nelson (9).
RBI: F Howard 2 (79); D McLain (7).
2-out RBI: F Howard 2; D McLain.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Maddox-F Howard-T Harrah.
PB: D Billings (16).
Outfield Assists: E Maddox (C Cooper at 1st base); E Maddox (J Beniquez at 2nd base); E Maddox (R Miller at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: D Nelson (16, 2nd base off J Curtis/C Fisk).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Doug Griffin 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 .243 .610 -0.026 0.67 0.039 -0.065 -0.6 1 2 SB
Juan Beniquez SS 3 1 2 1 1 0 .286 .667 0.077 0.64 0.092 -0.015 1.2 1 2 2·SB
Ben Oglivie LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .536 -0.032 0.52 0.000 -0.032 -0.8 0 0
Reggie Smith CF 3 1 0 1 1 0 .286 .840 0.057 0.70 0.069 -0.012 0.1 4 0
Rico Petrocelli 3B 3 2 2 0 1 0 .245 .804 0.111 0.64 0.118 -0.007 1.4 2 5 IW
Cecil Cooper 1B 3 1 2 1 0 0 .343 .900 0.007 0.75 0.045 -0.038 0.7 9 0 SF
Rick Miller RF 3 0 2 1 1 0 .400 1.319 0.032 0.69 0.079 -0.047 1.7 4 0 2·2B
Carlton Fisk C 4 0 2 1 0 0 .316 .868 0.104 0.67 0.112 -0.009 0.2 6 0
John Curtis P 4 0 1 0 0 3 .111 .222 -0.064 0.59 0.000 -0.064 -1.7 0 0
Team Totals 32 6 12 5 4 4 .375 .870 0.266 0.65 0.554 -0.289 2.3 27 9
2B: R Miller 2 (5, 1 off D Riddleberger, 1 off J Shellenback).
SF: C Cooper (1, off D McLain).
IBB: R Petrocelli (5, by J Shellenback).
TB: R Miller 4; C Fisk 2; C Cooper 2; R Petrocelli 2; J Beniquez 2; D Griffin; J Curtis.
RBI: R Miller (6); C Cooper (3); C Fisk (5); R Smith (92); J Beniquez (4).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Petrocelli-D Griffin-C Cooper.
Baserunning
SB: D Griffin (11, 2nd base off D McLain/D Billings); J Beniquez 2 (3, 2nd base off D McLain/D Billings, 2nd base off J Shellenback/D Billings).

Washington Senators

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Denny McLain, L (10-22) 5 7 5 5 3 3 0 4.28 23 33 -0.239 0.92 -2.0
Denny Riddleberger 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 3.19 5 1 1 -0.043 0.31 -1.2
Jim Shellenback 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 3.39 9 0 0 0.017 0.19 0.9
Team Totals 8 12 6 5 4 4 0 5.62 37 33 1 1 -0.265 0.65 -2.3
D McLain faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Curtis, W (2-2) 9 8 3 3 4 6 1 3.12 38 61 0.235 1.12 1.2
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 4 6 1 3.00 38 61 0.235 1.12 1.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: J Shellenback (5; R Petrocelli).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Art Frantz, 2B - Bill Deegan, 3B - Nestor Chylak.
Time of Game: 2:17.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Washington Senators         Boston Red Sox
1 Elliott Maddox CF 1 Doug Griffin 2B
2 Dave Nelson 3B 2 Juan Beniquez SS
3 Frank Howard 1B 3 Ben Oglivie LF
4 Dick Billings C 4 Reggie Smith CF
5 Jeff Burroughs LF 5 Rico Petrocelli 3B
6 Del Unser RF 6 Cecil Cooper 1B
7 Toby Harrah SS 7 Rick Miller RF
8 Tom Ragland 2B 8 Carlton Fisk C
9 Denny McLain P 9 John Curtis P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 2 123 R WSA D. McLain J. Curtis -11% 37% Walk; Billings Scores; Burroughs to 3B; Ragland to 2B
b2 0-1 0 1-- BOS R. Petrocelli D. McLain 11% 58% Single to CF; Smith to 3B
b2 1-1 1 12- R BOS C. Fisk D. McLain 10% 69% Single to LF; Petrocelli Scores; Miller to 2B
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO WSA D. Nelson J. Curtis 7% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t6 1-4 0 1-- WSA J. Burroughs J. Curtis -7% 77% Walk; Billings to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- WSA E. Maddox J. Curtis -4% 46% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO WSA D. Nelson J. Curtis 7% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O WSA F. Howard J. Curtis 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BOS D. Griffin D. McLain -2% 52% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- O BOS J. Beniquez D. McLain -1% 51% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O BOS B. Oglivie D. McLain -1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- WSA D. Billings J. Curtis -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- WSA J. Burroughs J. Curtis -6% 40% Single to LF; Billings to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- O WSA D. Unser J. Curtis 6% 46% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 12- O WSA T. Harrah J. Curtis 5% 51% Lineout: RF
t2 0-0 2 12- WSA T. Ragland J. Curtis -3% 47% Single to 3B; Billings to 3B; Burroughs to 2B
t2 0-0 2 123 R WSA D. McLain J. Curtis -11% 37% Walk; Billings Scores; Burroughs to 3B; Ragland to 2B
t2 1-0 2 123 O WSA E. Maddox J. Curtis 7% 43% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Senators 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Senators' Denny McLain facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- BOS R. Smith D. McLain 4% 47% Walk
b2 0-1 0 1-- BOS R. Petrocelli D. McLain 11% 58% Single to CF; Smith to 3B
b2 0-1 0 1-3 RO BOS C. Cooper D. McLain -3% 55% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Smith Scores
b2 1-1 1 1-- BOS R. Miller D. McLain 4% 59% Walk; Petrocelli to 2B
b2 1-1 1 12- R BOS C. Fisk D. McLain 10% 69% Single to LF; Petrocelli Scores; Miller to 2B
b2 2-1 1 12- O BOS J. Curtis D. McLain -4% 66% Strikeout Looking
b2 2-1 2 12- O BOS D. Griffin D. McLain -4% 62% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Senators 1, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 3rd, Senators Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 2-3-4
t3 1-2 0 --- WSA D. Nelson J. Curtis -4% 58% Single to LF
t3 1-2 0 1-- O WSA F. Howard J. Curtis 2% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B; Nelson to 2B
t3 1-2 1 -2- O WSA D. Billings J. Curtis 4% 63% Groundout: SS-1B; Nelson to 3B
t3 1-2 2 --3 O WSA J. Burroughs J. Curtis 4% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 1, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Senators' Denny McLain facing 2-3-4
b3 2-1 0 --- BOS J. Beniquez D. McLain 3% 71% Walk
b3 2-1 0 1-- BOS B. Oglivie D. McLain 2% 73% Beniquez Steals 2B
b3 2-1 0 -2- O BOS B. Oglivie D. McLain -1% 72% Groundout: 1B-P; Beniquez to 3B
b3 2-1 1 --3 RO BOS R. Smith D. McLain 3% 75% Groundout: 1B-P; Beniquez Scores
b3 3-1 2 --- O BOS R. Petrocelli D. McLain -1% 74% Flyball: CF
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 1, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 4th, Senators Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 6-7-8
t4 1-3 0 --- O WSA D. Unser J. Curtis 3% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-3 1 --- O WSA T. Harrah J. Curtis 2% 79% Flyball: RF
t4 1-3 2 --- O WSA T. Ragland J. Curtis 1% 80% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 1, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Senators' Denny McLain facing 6-7-8
b4 3-1 0 --- BOS C. Cooper D. McLain 2% 82% Single to RF
b4 3-1 0 1-- OO BOS R. Miller D. McLain -5% 77% Double Play: Flyball: CF-1B-SS
b4 3-1 2 --- BOS C. Fisk D. McLain 1% 78% Single to LF
b4 3-1 2 1-- O BOS J. Curtis D. McLain -2% 76% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 1, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 5th, Senators Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 9-1-2
t5 1-3 0 --- O WSA D. McLain J. Curtis 3% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-3 1 --- O WSA E. Maddox J. Curtis 2% 81% Flyball: RF
t5 1-3 2 --- WSA D. Nelson J. Curtis -2% 80% Single to 3B/Bunt
t5 1-3 2 1-- WSA F. Howard J. Curtis -1% 79% Nelson Steals 2B
t5 1-3 2 -2- O WSA F. Howard J. Curtis 4% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 1, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Senators' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
b5 3-1 0 --- BOS D. Griffin D. McLain 2% 84% Single to LF (Pop Fly)
b5 3-1 0 1-- BOS J. Beniquez D. McLain 2% 86% Griffin Steals 2B
b5 3-1 0 -2- RO BOS J. Beniquez D. McLain 2% 89% Single to CF; Griffin Scores; Beniquez out at 2B/CF-1B-SS-2B
b5 4-1 1 --- O BOS B. Oglivie D. McLain -1% 88% Strikeout Looking
b5 4-1 2 --- O BOS R. Smith D. McLain -0% 88% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 1, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 6th, Senators Batting, Behind 1-4, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 4-5-6
t6 1-4 0 --- WSA D. Billings J. Curtis -4% 84% Single to CF
t6 1-4 0 1-- WSA J. Burroughs J. Curtis -7% 77% Walk; Billings to 2B
t6 1-4 0 12- O WSA D. Unser J. Curtis 6% 83% Strikeout
t6 1-4 1 12- O WSA T. Harrah J. Curtis 5% 88% Flyball: CF
t6 1-4 2 12- O WSA T. Ragland J. Curtis 4% 92% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Senators 1, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-1, Senators' Denny McLain facing 5-6-7
b6 4-1 0 --- BOS R. Petrocelli D. McLain 1% 93% Single to CF
Denny Riddleberger replaces Denny McLain pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-1 0 1-- BOS C. Cooper D. Riddleberger 2% 95% Single to LF; Petrocelli to 2B
b6 4-1 0 12- R BOS R. Miller D. Riddleberger 3% 98% Double to LF; Petrocelli Scores; Cooper to 3B
b6 5-1 0 -23 R BOS C. Fisk D. Riddleberger 1% 99% Passed Ball; Cooper Scores/unER; Miller to 3B
b6 6-1 0 --3 O BOS C. Fisk D. Riddleberger -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 6-1 1 --3 O BOS J. Curtis D. Riddleberger -1% 98% Strikeout
b6 6-1 2 --3 O BOS D. Griffin D. Riddleberger -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 1, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 7th, Senators Batting, Behind 1-6, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 9-1-2
Paul Casanova pinch hits for Denny Riddleberger (P) batting 9th
t7 1-6 0 --- O WSA P. Casanova J. Curtis 1% 98% Foul Flyball: 3B
t7 1-6 1 --- WSA E. Maddox J. Curtis -1% 97% Ground-rule Double
t7 1-6 1 -2- O WSA D. Nelson J. Curtis 1% 98% Flyball: CF
t7 1-6 2 -2- RR WSA F. Howard J. Curtis -4% 94% Home Run; Maddox Scores
t7 3-6 2 --- O WSA D. Billings J. Curtis 1% 95% Popfly: 1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 3, Red Sox 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-3, Senators' Jim Shellenback facing 2-3-4
Jim Shellenback replaces Paul Casanova (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 6-3 0 --- BOS J. Beniquez J. Shellenback 1% 95% Single to CF
b7 6-3 0 1-- O BOS B. Oglivie J. Shellenback -1% 95% Foul Flyball: 3B
b7 6-3 1 1-- BOS R. Smith J. Shellenback 0% 95% Beniquez Steals 2B
b7 6-3 1 -2- O BOS R. Smith J. Shellenback -1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 6-3 2 -2- BOS R. Petrocelli J. Shellenback 0% 95% Intentional Walk
b7 6-3 2 12- O BOS C. Cooper J. Shellenback -1% 94% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Senators 3, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 8th, Senators Batting, Behind 3-6, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 5-6-7
t8 3-6 0 --- O WSA J. Burroughs J. Curtis 2% 96% Popfly: SS
t8 3-6 1 --- O WSA D. Unser J. Curtis 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
t8 3-6 2 --- O WSA T. Harrah J. Curtis 1% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 3, Red Sox 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-3, Senators' Jim Shellenback facing 7-8-9
b8 6-3 0 --- BOS R. Miller J. Shellenback 1% 98% Double to CF
b8 6-3 0 -2- O BOS C. Fisk J. Shellenback -0% 98% Lineout: RF
b8 6-3 1 -2- O BOS J. Curtis J. Shellenback -1% 97% Single to CF; Miller out at Hm/CF-C
b8 6-3 2 1-- O BOS D. Griffin J. Shellenback -0% 97% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 3, Red Sox 6.
Top of the 9th, Senators Batting, Behind 3-6, Red Sox' John Curtis facing 8-9-1
t9 3-6 0 --- O WSA T. Ragland J. Curtis 2% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
Larry Biittner pinch hits for Jim Shellenback (P) batting 9th
t9 3-6 1 --- WSA L. Biittner J. Curtis -2% 97% Walk
t9 3-6 1 1-- O WSA E. Maddox J. Curtis 2% 99% Flyball: CF
t9 3-6 2 1-- O WSA D. Nelson J. Curtis 1% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 3, Red Sox 6.

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