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Standings
DET
@BOS
6
1
BAL
@CLE
6
1
CAL
@KCR
9
6
CAL
@KCR
4
3
CHW
@MIN
2
6
MIL
@NYY
1
15
OAK
@TEX
3
4
CIN
@ATL
2
3
STL
@CHC
1
3
SDP
@LAD
9
6
 
(11)
NYM
@MON
1
3
PIT
@PHI
5
3
HOU
@SFG
9
7
Saturday, September 8, 1973, 2:22PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 24,694, Time of Game: 2:55
Tigers
6
75-68
 Won 1 
3rd, 8½ GB
at Red Sox
1
78-64
 Lost 1 
2nd, 5 GB
W: Joe Coleman (19-15)
L: Bill Lee (16-9)
S: John Hiller (32)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  1  0   0  2  0   1  1  1    6 11  0
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  9  3

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Taylor 2B 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .220 .271 .314 .585 0.026 0.42 0.047 -0.021 0.1 3 0
Mickey Stanley CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .250 .303 .390 .693 -0.025 0.68 0.037 -0.062 -0.6 2 0
Frank Howard DH 4 2 3 1 1 0 5 .259 .332 .483 .814 0.144 0.78 0.166 -0.022 2.3 HR
Willie Horton LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .319 .364 .519 .883 -0.129 1.12 0.000 -0.129 -1.6 2 0
   Jim Northrup LF 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .297 .357 .448 .805 -0.002 0.08 0.000 -0.002 -0.3 1 0
Bill Freehan C 2 0 1 0 3 0 5 .249 .323 .327 .650 0.084 0.91 0.087 -0.004 1.0 8 0
Ike Brown 1B 5 0 2 2 0 0 5 .293 .423 .345 .767 -0.016 1.30 0.059 -0.075 0.5 5 0
Dick Sharon RF 5 2 2 1 0 1 5 .235 .258 .409 .667 0.154 0.92 0.213 -0.059 1.6 6 0 HR,2B
Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .230 .276 .345 .621 -0.024 0.78 0.033 -0.056 -0.6 0 2
Ed Brinkman SS 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .236 .285 .324 .609 -0.085 0.72 0.012 -0.096 -1.0 0 2 SF,GDP
Joe Coleman P 0 0
   John Hiller P 0 1
Team Totals 37 6 11 5 5 2 43 .297 .372 .486 .859 0.127 0.83 0.654 -0.526 1.4 27 5
2B: D Sharon (8, off B Lee).
HR: D Sharon (6, off B Lee, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); F Howard (12, off B Lee, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: E Brinkman (2, off B Lee).
TB: D Sharon 6; F Howard 6; I Brown 2; A Rodriguez; M Stanley; T Taylor; B Freehan.
GIDP: E Brinkman (20).
RBI: I Brown 2 (5); F Howard (28); D Sharon (12); E Brinkman (38).
2-out RBI: I Brown.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 10.

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tommy Harper LF 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .277 .352 .429 .781 -0.004 1.04 0.082 -0.087 -0.5 2 0 2·SB
Luis Aparicio SS 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .274 .326 .313 .639 0.037 1.00 0.077 -0.040 0.7 5 3 SB
Reggie Smith CF 4 0 2 1 1 1 5 .303 .399 .514 .913 0.028 1.01 0.134 -0.105 0.4 2 0 2B
Carl Yastrzemski 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .295 .404 .442 .846 -0.213 1.53 0.000 -0.213 -2.2 0 4
Orlando Cepeda DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .299 .358 .463 .821 -0.061 1.05 0.029 -0.090 -0.4
   Dwight Evans PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .313 .386 .700 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Rick Miller RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .249 .333 .356 .689 0.020 0.90 0.069 -0.049 0.1 2 0 SB,HBP
Carlton Fisk C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .255 .321 .467 .787 -0.121 1.16 0.000 -0.121 -1.2 2 0
Cecil Cooper 1B 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .217 .265 .283 .548 0.008 1.15 0.044 -0.036 0.1 10 0
   Danny Cater PH-1B 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .320 .351 .399 .750 0.021 0.54 0.032 -0.011 0.2 3 0
Doug Griffin 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .261 .292 .335 .628 -0.089 1.09 0.009 -0.098 -0.6 1 3
Bill Lee P 0 3
   Mike Garman P 0 0
Team Totals 36 1 9 1 3 8 40 .250 .325 .278 .603 -0.374 1.07 0.476 -0.850 -3.6 27 13
2B: R Smith (19, off J Hiller).
HBP: R Miller (3, by J Coleman).
TB: R Smith 3; L Aparicio 2; D Griffin; R Miller; D Cater; C Cooper; O Cepeda.
RBI: R Smith (54).
2-out RBI: R Smith.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Griffin-L Aparicio-C Cooper.
E: C Yastrzemski 3 (14).
Baserunning
SB: R Miller (12, 2nd base off J Coleman/B Freehan); T Harper 2 (39, 3rd base off J Coleman/B Freehan, 2nd base off J Coleman/B Freehan); L Aparicio (12, 2nd base off J Coleman/B Freehan).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Coleman, W (19-15) 5.2 3 0 0 3 6 0 3.93 24 66 0.282 1.20 2.5
John Hiller, S (32) 3.1 6 1 1 0 2 0 1.46 16 2 0 0.092 0.84 1.0
Team Totals 9 9 1 1 3 8 0 1.00 40 66 2 0 0.374 1.07 3.6

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Lee, L (16-9) 8.2 11 6 5 5 2 2 2.89 42 37 -0.128 0.85 -1.9
Mike Garman 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.27 1 2 0 0.002 0.06 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 6 5 5 2 2 5.00 43 37 2 0 -0.126 0.83 -1.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Coleman (8; R Miller).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Kunkel, 1B - Don Denkinger, 2B - Nestor Chylak, 3B - Russ Goetz.
Time of Game: 2:55.
Attendance: 24,694.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 73° F.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 0 --- R DET D. Sharon B. Lee 10% 60% Home Run
b3 0-1 1 -23 O BOS R. Smith J. Coleman 9% 55% Strikeout
t5 2-0 2 1-3 R DET D. Sharon B. Lee 9% 84% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Howard Scores/No RBI/unER; Brown to 3B/Adv on E5 (throw); Sharon to 2B
b7 0-4 2 12- R BOS R. Smith J. Hiller -7% 86% Double to LF; Cater Scores; Aparicio to 3B
b3 0-1 2 -23 O BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Coleman 7% 62% Groundout: 1B unassisted

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 Lee facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- DET T. Taylor B. Lee 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O DET M. Stanley B. Lee -3% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- DET F. Howard B. Lee 6% 56% Single to RF; Stanley to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 O DET W. Horton B. Lee -6% 51% Groundout: P-1B; Howard to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -23 DET B. Freehan B. Lee 1% 52% Walk
t1 0-0 2 123 O DET I. Brown B. Lee -7% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Joe Coleman facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BOS T. Harper J. Coleman 2% 47% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- O BOS L. Aparicio J. Coleman 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- BOS R. Smith J. Coleman -1% 48% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Coleman 2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 7-8-9
t2 0-0 0 --- R DET D. Sharon B. Lee 10% 60% Home Run
t2 1-0 0 --- DET A. Rodriguez B. Lee 3% 64% Single to RF
t2 1-0 0 1-- OO DET E. Brinkman B. Lee -7% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t2 1-0 2 --- DET T. Taylor B. Lee 1% 58% Single to RF
t2 1-0 2 1-- O DET M. Stanley B. Lee -2% 56% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Joe Coleman facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- O BOS O. Cepeda J. Coleman 3% 58% Strikeout
b2 0-1 1 --- BOS R. Miller J. Coleman -3% 56% Hit By Pitch
b2 0-1 1 1-- O BOS C. Fisk J. Coleman 3% 59% Strikeout
b2 0-1 2 1-- BOS C. Cooper J. Coleman -1% 58% Miller Steals 2B
b2 0-1 2 -2- O BOS C. Cooper J. Coleman 4% 61% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 3-4-5
t3 1-0 0 --- O DET F. Howard B. Lee -2% 59% Popfly: 1B
t3 1-0 1 --- O DET W. Horton B. Lee -2% 58% Lineout: SS
t3 1-0 2 --- DET B. Freehan B. Lee 1% 59% Walk
t3 1-0 2 1-- DET I. Brown B. Lee 3% 62% Single to 3B; Freehan to 3B/Adv on E5 (throw); Brown to 2B
t3 1-0 2 -23 O DET D. Sharon B. Lee -6% 56% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Tigers 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Joe Coleman facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- O BOS D. Griffin J. Coleman 3% 59% Strikeout
b3 0-1 1 --- BOS T. Harper J. Coleman -3% 56% Walk
b3 0-1 1 1-- BOS L. Aparicio J. Coleman -2% 54% Harper Steals 2B
b3 0-1 1 -2- BOS L. Aparicio J. Coleman -3% 51% Harper Steals 3B
b3 0-1 1 --3 BOS L. Aparicio J. Coleman -3% 48% Walk
b3 0-1 1 1-3 BOS R. Smith J. Coleman -3% 46% Aparicio Steals 2B
b3 0-1 1 -23 O BOS R. Smith J. Coleman 9% 55% Strikeout
b3 0-1 2 -23 O BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Coleman 7% 62% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 1, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 8-9-1
t4 1-0 0 --- O DET A. Rodriguez B. Lee -2% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-0 1 --- O DET E. Brinkman B. Lee -2% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-0 2 --- O DET T. Taylor B. Lee -1% 57% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Joe Coleman facing 5-6-7
b4 0-1 0 --- O BOS O. Cepeda J. Coleman 3% 60% Flyball: RF
b4 0-1 1 --- O BOS R. Miller J. Coleman 2% 63% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-1 2 --- O BOS C. Fisk J. Coleman 1% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 2-3-4
t5 1-0 0 --- DET M. Stanley B. Lee 4% 68% Single to LF
t5 1-0 0 1-- DET F. Howard B. Lee 6% 73% Walk; Stanley to 2B
t5 1-0 0 12- O DET W. Horton B. Lee -5% 68% Popfly: RF
t5 1-0 1 12- DET B. Freehan B. Lee 6% 74% Walk; Stanley to 3B; Howard to 2B
t5 1-0 1 123 RO DET I. Brown B. Lee 2% 75% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B; Stanley Scores; Howard to 3B
t5 2-0 2 1-3 R DET D. Sharon B. Lee 9% 84% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Howard Scores/No RBI/unER; Brown to 3B/Adv on E5 (throw); Sharon to 2B
t5 3-0 2 -23 O DET A. Rodriguez B. Lee -3% 81% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Joe Coleman facing 8-9-1
b5 0-3 0 --- BOS C. Cooper J. Coleman -4% 77% Single to RF
b5 0-3 0 1-- O BOS D. Griffin J. Coleman 4% 81% Flyball: LF
b5 0-3 1 1-- O BOS T. Harper J. Coleman 3% 84% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 0-3 2 1-- O BOS L. Aparicio J. Coleman 2% 86% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 9-1-2
t6 3-0 0 --- O DET E. Brinkman B. Lee -1% 85% Groundout: P-1B
t6 3-0 1 --- O DET T. Taylor B. Lee -1% 85% Flyball: RF
t6 3-0 2 --- O DET M. Stanley B. Lee -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Joe Coleman facing 3-4-5
b6 0-3 0 --- BOS R. Smith J. Coleman -5% 79% Single to RF
b6 0-3 0 1-- O BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Coleman 4% 84% Popfly: 2B
b6 0-3 1 1-- O BOS O. Cepeda J. Coleman 3% 87% Popfly: CF
b6 0-3 2 1-- BOS R. Miller J. Coleman -3% 84% Single to RF; Smith to 3B
John Hiller replaces Joe Coleman pitching
b6 0-3 2 1-3 O BOS C. Fisk J. Hiller 6% 90% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 3-4-5
t7 3-0 0 --- R DET F. Howard B. Lee 5% 94% Home Run
t7 4-0 0 --- O DET W. Horton B. Lee -1% 94% Strikeout
t7 4-0 1 --- O DET B. Freehan B. Lee -0% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 4-0 2 --- O DET I. Brown B. Lee -0% 93% Popfly: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' John Hiller facing 8-9-1
Jim Northrup replaces Willie Horton playing LF batting 4th
Danny Cater pinch hits for Cecil Cooper (1B) batting 8th
b7 0-4 0 --- BOS D. Cater J. Hiller -3% 90% Single to 1B
b7 0-4 0 1-- O BOS D. Griffin J. Hiller 3% 93% Flyball: RF
b7 0-4 1 1-- O BOS T. Harper J. Hiller 2% 95% Strikeout
b7 0-4 2 1-- BOS L. Aparicio J. Hiller -2% 93% Single to LF; Cater to 2B
b7 0-4 2 12- R BOS R. Smith J. Hiller -7% 86% Double to LF; Cater Scores; Aparicio to 3B
b7 1-4 2 -23 O BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Hiller 7% 93% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 4, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 7-8-9
Danny Cater moves from PH to 1B
t8 4-1 0 --- DET D. Sharon B. Lee 2% 95% Ground-rule Double
t8 4-1 0 -2- O DET A. Rodriguez B. Lee -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B; Sharon to 3B
t8 4-1 1 --3 RO DET E. Brinkman B. Lee 1% 96% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Sharon Scores
t8 5-1 2 --- O DET T. Taylor B. Lee -0% 96% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-5, Tigers' John Hiller facing 5-6-7
b8 1-5 0 --- BOS O. Cepeda J. Hiller -3% 93% Single to LF
Dwight Evans pinch runs for Orlando Cepeda (DH) batting 5th
b8 1-5 0 1-- O BOS R. Miller J. Hiller 3% 96% Flyball: LF
b8 1-5 1 1-- O BOS C. Fisk J. Hiller 2% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 1-5 2 1-- O BOS D. Cater J. Hiller 1% 99% Popfly: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 5, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-1, Red Sox' Bill Lee facing 2-3-4
t9 5-1 0 --- O DET M. Stanley B. Lee -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 5-1 1 --- DET F. Howard B. Lee 0% 99% Single to LF
t9 5-1 1 1-- O DET J. Northrup B. Lee -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t9 5-1 2 1-- DET B. Freehan B. Lee 0% 98% Single to CF; Northrup to 2B
t9 5-1 2 12- R DET I. Brown B. Lee 1% 99% Single to RF; Northrup Scores; Freehan to 3B
Mike Garman replaces Bill Lee pitching
t9 6-1 2 1-3 O DET D. Sharon M. Garman -0% 99% Popfly: SS
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 6, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-6, Tigers' John Hiller facing 9-1-2
b9 1-6 0 --- BOS D. Griffin J. Hiller -1% 98% Single to SS
b9 1-6 0 1-- O BOS T. Harper J. Hiller 1% 99% Strikeout Looking
b9 1-6 1 1-- BOS L. Aparicio J. Hiller -1% 98% Single to CF; Griffin to 2B
b9 1-6 1 12- O BOS R. Smith J. Hiller 1% 99% Popfly: RF
b9 1-6 2 12- O BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Hiller 1% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 6, Red Sox 1.

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