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MIL
@BAL
2
8
NYY
@BOS
1
4
OAK
@CHW
3
11
DET
@CLE
5
1
KCR
@SEA
2
3
MIN
@TEX
3
4
CAL
@TOR
3
6
CIN
@LAD
5
1
CHC
@MON
0
4
STL
@NYM
6
7
PIT
@PHI
4
5
ATL
@SDP
3
1
 
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HOU
@SFG
7
3
Sunday, September 20, 1981, 2:05PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 35,091, Time of Game: 2:19
Yankees
1
55-40
 Lost 2 
1st
at Red Sox
4
53-42
 Won 2 
5th, 2 GB
W: Bruce Hurst (2-0)
L: Tommy John (9-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  8  0
Red Sox         0  0  0   2  0  2   0  0  X    4 10  0

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Randolph 2B 5 1 2 0 0 2 .245 .672 -0.028 1.08 0.074 -0.102 -0.1 1 3 SB
Larry Milbourne SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 .320 .785 -0.055 1.46 0.055 -0.110 -0.4 2 3
Dave Winfield CF 3 0 1 1 1 0 .305 .839 0.049 1.35 0.112 -0.063 0.7 2 0
Lou Piniella LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .752 -0.135 1.52 0.000 -0.135 -1.3 4 0
Reggie Jackson RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .239 .745 -0.044 1.11 0.063 -0.106 -0.4 1 0 2B
Bob Watson 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 .216 .749 -0.078 1.00 0.021 -0.099 -1.0 11 0
Barry Foote DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 .181 .571 0.005 1.14 0.061 -0.056 -0.2 2B
   Oscar Gamble PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .855 -0.006 0.24 0.000 -0.006 -0.1
Rick Cerone C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .563 -0.147 1.72 0.000 -0.147 -1.1 2 0
   Bobby Murcer PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .790 -0.018 0.72 0.000 -0.018 -0.2
Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 3 0 2 0 0 0 .304 .812 0.119 0.85 0.129 -0.010 0.9 1 4 2B
   Graig Nettles PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .732 -0.010 0.38 0.000 -0.010 -0.2
Tommy John P 0 2
Team Totals 35 1 8 1 2 6 .229 .585 -0.348 1.18 0.515 -0.862 -3.3 24 12
2B: A Rodriguez (2, off B Hurst); B Foote (4, off B Hurst); R Jackson (17, off B Hurst).
TB: A Rodriguez 3; W Randolph 2; R Jackson 2; B Foote 2; L Milbourne; D Winfield.
RBI: D Winfield (64).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. L Milbourne-B Watson; L Milbourne-W Randolph-B Watson.
PB: R Cerone (2).
Baserunning
SB: W Randolph (14, 3rd base off B Hurst/G Allenson).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Remy 2B 5 0 1 1 0 0 .322 .738 -0.039 0.85 0.062 -0.101 -0.2 2 0
Dwight Evans RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .294 .920 -0.020 0.70 0.031 -0.051 -0.6 4 0
Jim Rice LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .286 .782 0.038 0.67 0.058 -0.020 0.1 2 0
Carl Yastrzemski DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .712 -0.072 0.96 0.000 -0.072 -0.8
Carney Lansford 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 .334 .828 -0.063 1.09 0.034 -0.097 -0.3 2 5
Dave Stapleton SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 .268 .697 0.023 0.85 0.095 -0.072 -0.2 0 4 2B,GDP
Tony Perez 1B 4 2 2 3 0 0 .250 .700 0.299 0.98 0.340 -0.041 2.0 8 0 2·HR
Gary Allenson C 2 1 1 0 2 1 .206 .665 0.054 0.61 0.054 0.000 0.9 5 1
Rick Miller CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .285 .720 -0.066 0.95 0.015 -0.081 -0.8 4 0
Bruce Hurst P 0 0
   Bill Campbell P 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 10 4 4 3 .303 .894 0.154 0.85 0.689 -0.535 0.1 27 10
2B: D Stapleton (13, off T John).
HR: T Perez 2 (8, 2 off T John; 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF; 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF).
TB: T Perez 8; D Stapleton 3; R Miller; J Rice; D Evans; G Allenson; J Remy; C Lansford.
GIDP: D Stapleton (11).
RBI: T Perez 3 (34); J Remy (30).
2-out RBI: T Perez; J Remy.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 6.

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tommy John, L (9-6) 8 10 4 3 4 3 2 2.59 37 47 -0.153 0.85 -0.1
Team Totals 8 10 4 3 4 3 2 3.38 37 47 -0.153 0.85 -0.1

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bruce Hurst, W (2-0) 5.2 7 1 1 1 3 0 2.08 25 53 0.132 1.25 1.3
Bill Campbell, S (7) 3.1 1 0 0 1 3 0 2.93 12 2 0 0.215 1.02 2.0
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 2 6 0 1.00 37 53 2 0 0.347 1.18 3.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Durwood Merrill, 1B - Dave Phillips, 2B - Jerry Neudecker, 3B - Larry McCoy.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-1 0 1-- RR BOS T. Perez T. John 22% 69% Home Run; Stapleton Scores
b6 2-1 2 --- R BOS T. Perez T. John 12% 83% Home Run
t6 1-2 2 -23 O NYY R. Cerone B. Campbell 10% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 0 12- R NYY D. Winfield B. Hurst -9% 32% Single to LF; Randolph Scores; Milbourne to 2B
t5 1-2 0 --- NYY A. Rodriguez B. Hurst -9% 56% Double to LF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- NYY W. Randolph B. Hurst -4% 46% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- NYY L. Milbourne B. Hurst -6% 41% Single to LF; Randolph to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- R NYY D. Winfield B. Hurst -9% 32% Single to LF; Randolph Scores; Milbourne to 2B
t1 1-0 0 12- O NYY L. Piniella B. Hurst 2% 34% Flyball: RF; Milbourne to 3B
t1 1-0 1 1-3 O NYY R. Jackson B. Hurst 6% 40% Strikeout
t1 1-0 2 1-3 O NYY B. Watson B. Hurst 4% 44% Strikeout (C-1B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Tommy John facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O BOS J. Remy T. John -2% 42% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- O BOS D. Evans T. John -2% 40% Flyball: LF
b1 0-1 2 --- BOS J. Rice T. John 1% 42% Walk
b1 0-1 2 1-- O BOS C. Yastrzemski T. John -2% 39% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- O NYY B. Foote B. Hurst 2% 41% Flyball: CF
t2 1-0 1 --- O NYY R. Cerone B. Hurst 1% 43% Flyball: CF
t2 1-0 2 --- O NYY A. Rodriguez B. Hurst 1% 44% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Tommy John facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- O BOS C. Lansford T. John -2% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-1 1 --- BOS D. Stapleton T. John 5% 46% Double to LF
b2 0-1 1 -2- O BOS T. Perez T. John -4% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-1 2 -2- BOS G. Allenson T. John 1% 43% Walk
b2 0-1 2 12- O BOS R. Miller T. John -5% 38% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- NYY W. Randolph B. Hurst -3% 35% Single to CF
t3 1-0 0 1-- O NYY L. Milbourne B. Hurst 3% 38% Flyball: LF
t3 1-0 1 1-- O NYY D. Winfield B. Hurst 2% 40% Flyball: CF; Randolph to 2B
t3 1-0 2 -2- NYY L. Piniella B. Hurst -0% 39% Randolph Steals 3B
t3 1-0 2 --3 O NYY L. Piniella B. Hurst 4% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Tommy John facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- O BOS J. Remy T. John -3% 40% Flyball: LF
b3 0-1 1 --- BOS D. Evans T. John 3% 43% Single to P
b3 0-1 1 1-- BOS J. Rice T. John 4% 48% Single to LF; Evans to 2B
b3 0-1 1 12- O BOS C. Yastrzemski T. John -3% 44% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Evans to 3B; Rice to 2B
b3 0-1 2 -23 O BOS C. Lansford T. John -7% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- NYY R. Jackson B. Hurst -6% 31% Double to LF
t4 1-0 0 -2- O NYY B. Watson B. Hurst 4% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-0 1 -2- O NYY B. Foote B. Hurst 3% 39% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-0 2 -2- O NYY R. Cerone B. Hurst 3% 42% Fielder's Choice 3B unassisted; Jackson out at 3B/3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Tommy John facing 6-7-8
b4 0-1 0 --- BOS D. Stapleton T. John 5% 47% Single to CF
b4 0-1 0 1-- RR BOS T. Perez T. John 22% 69% Home Run; Stapleton Scores
b4 2-1 0 --- BOS G. Allenson T. John 3% 72% Single to CF
b4 2-1 0 1-- O BOS R. Miller T. John -3% 69% Groundout: 3B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b4 2-1 1 1-- OO BOS J. Remy T. John -5% 64% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 9-1-2
t5 1-2 0 --- NYY A. Rodriguez B. Hurst -9% 56% Double to LF
t5 1-2 0 -2- O NYY W. Randolph B. Hurst 6% 62% Strikeout
t5 1-2 1 -2- O NYY L. Milbourne B. Hurst 5% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-2 2 -2- O NYY D. Winfield B. Hurst 5% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Yankees' Tommy John facing 2-3-4
b5 2-1 0 --- O BOS D. Evans T. John -2% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 2-1 1 --- O BOS J. Rice T. John -2% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 2-1 2 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski T. John -1% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Bruce Hurst facing 4-5-6
t6 1-2 0 --- O NYY L. Piniella B. Hurst 4% 70% Flyball: RF
t6 1-2 1 --- O NYY R. Jackson B. Hurst 3% 73% Flyball: RF
t6 1-2 2 --- NYY B. Watson B. Hurst -2% 71% Walk
t6 1-2 2 1-- NYY B. Foote B. Hurst -6% 65% Double to LF; Watson to 3B
Bill Campbell replaces Bruce Hurst pitching
t6 1-2 2 -23 O NYY R. Cerone B. Campbell 10% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Yankees' Tommy John facing 5-6-7
b6 2-1 0 --- BOS C. Lansford T. John 3% 78% Single to SS
b6 2-1 0 1-- OO BOS D. Stapleton T. John -7% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b6 2-1 2 --- R BOS T. Perez T. John 12% 83% Home Run
b6 3-1 2 --- BOS G. Allenson T. John 1% 84% Strikeout, Passed Ball; Allenson to 1B
b6 3-1 2 1-- BOS R. Miller T. John 2% 85% Single to RF; Allenson to 3B
b6 3-1 2 1-3 R BOS J. Remy T. John 6% 91% Single to 2B; Allenson Scores/unER; Miller to 2B
b6 4-1 2 12- O BOS D. Evans T. John -1% 90% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-4, Red Sox' Bill Campbell facing 9-1-2
t7 1-4 0 --- NYY A. Rodriguez B. Campbell -4% 86% Single to CF
t7 1-4 0 1-- O NYY W. Randolph B. Campbell 4% 90% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t7 1-4 1 1-- O NYY L. Milbourne B. Campbell 3% 93% Flyball: CF
t7 1-4 2 1-- NYY D. Winfield B. Campbell -2% 90% Walk; Randolph to 2B
t7 1-4 2 12- O NYY L. Piniella B. Campbell 4% 95% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-1, Yankees' Tommy John facing 3-4-5
b7 4-1 0 --- O BOS J. Rice T. John -1% 94% Flyball: LF
b7 4-1 1 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski T. John -0% 94% Flyball: CF
b7 4-1 2 --- BOS C. Lansford T. John 0% 94% Walk
b7 4-1 2 1-- O BOS D. Stapleton T. John -1% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-4, Red Sox' Bill Campbell facing 5-6-7
t8 1-4 0 --- O NYY R. Jackson B. Campbell 2% 96% Flyball: RF
t8 1-4 1 --- O NYY B. Watson B. Campbell 1% 97% Strikeout
Oscar Gamble pinch hits for Barry Foote (DH) batting 7th
t8 1-4 2 --- O NYY O. Gamble B. Campbell 1% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-1, Yankees' Tommy John facing 7-8-9
b8 4-1 0 --- O BOS T. Perez T. John -0% 97% Flyball: RF
b8 4-1 1 --- BOS G. Allenson T. John 0% 97% Walk
b8 4-1 1 1-- O BOS R. Miller T. John -0% 97% Flyball: LF
b8 4-1 2 1-- O BOS J. Remy T. John -0% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 1-4, Red Sox' Bill Campbell facing 8-9-1
Bobby Murcer pinch hits for Rick Cerone (C) batting 8th
t9 1-4 0 --- O NYY B. Murcer B. Campbell 2% 99% Flyball: LF
Graig Nettles pinch hits for Aurelio Rodriguez (3B) batting 9th
t9 1-4 1 --- O NYY G. Nettles B. Campbell 1% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B
t9 1-4 2 --- O NYY W. Randolph B. Campbell 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 1, Red Sox 4.

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