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Scores
Standings
KCR
@BOS
7
3
KCR
@BOS
9
4
BAL
@CHW
0
1
BAL
@CHW
11
3
CLE
@MIL
5
6
DET
@MIN
2
6
OAK
@NYY
3
5
OAK
@NYY
6
3
CAL
@WSA
0
4
HOU
@CIN
4
1
MON
@LAD
0
4
CHC
@PIT
0
6
PHI
@SDP
3
1
PHI
@SDP
3
6
NYM
@SFG
1
2
 
(11)
ATL
@STL
2
3
Monday, May 31, 1971,
, White Sox Park
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 1:52
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Orioles
0
26-19
 Lost 1 
2nd, 1½ GB
at White Sox
1
18-25
 Won 2 
6th, 11½ GB
W: Tommy John (3-5)
L: Jim Palmer (7-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  2
White Sox       0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  X    1  6  0

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Paul Blair CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .233 .277 .344 .621 0.019 1.35 0.104 -0.084 0.1 4 0 2B
Davey Johnson 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .280 .364 .460 .824 -0.191 1.20 0.000 -0.191 -1.3 2 1
Frank Robinson 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .272 .361 .416 .777 -0.059 1.61 0.031 -0.091 -0.1 3 1
Merv Rettenmund RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .264 .400 .345 .745 -0.206 2.12 0.000 -0.206 -1.3 3 1
Brooks Robinson 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .310 .370 .427 .797 0.056 1.14 0.105 -0.049 0.4 1 3
Curt Motton LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .143 .000 .143 -0.079 1.65 0.000 -0.079 -0.5 3 0 SH
Andy Etchebarren C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .241 .288 .315 .603 -0.114 1.53 0.000 -0.114 -0.7 5 0
Mark Belanger SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .287 .388 .350 .738 -0.035 1.58 0.053 -0.089 -0.1 2 2
Jim Palmer P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .212 .235 .212 .447 -0.032 1.33 0.000 -0.032 -0.3 1 1 SH
   Chico Salmon PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .059 .111 .059 .170 -0.052 2.13 0.000 -0.052 -0.2
   Eddie Watt 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 29 0 5 0 1 6 32 .172 .200 .207 .407 -0.693 1.52 0.293 -0.987 -4.0 24 9
2B: P Blair (7, off T John).
SH: J Palmer (4, off T John); C Motton (2, off T John).
TB: P Blair 3; B Robinson 2; M Belanger.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
E: F Robinson (6); M Belanger (7).
Outfield Assists: M Rettenmund (E Herrmann at 2nd base).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ed Stroud CF-RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .149 .221 .230 .451 -0.096 1.01 0.016 -0.112 -0.9 3 0
Jay Johnstone LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .248 .338 .380 .718 -0.050 0.99 0.013 -0.063 -0.4 1 1
Carlos May 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .286 .360 .387 .747 -0.079 1.06 0.018 -0.097 -0.4 11 0
Rich McKinney 3B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .333 .409 .410 .819 -0.030 0.93 0.036 -0.066 -0.5 0 5
Lee Maye RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .353 .455 .471 .925 0.065 1.06 0.080 -0.016 0.5 2 0
   Mike Hershberger CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .429 .303 .732 -0.015 0.63 0.000 -0.015 -0.3 1 0
Ed Herrmann C 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .288 .368 .452 .819 0.110 1.29 0.143 -0.033 0.5 7 0
Mike Andrews 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .262 .361 .383 .744 -0.109 1.03 0.000 -0.109 -1.2 2 1
Luis Alvarado SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .217 .250 .239 .489 0.025 0.95 0.071 -0.046 0.2 0 6 2B
Tommy John P 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 .071 .071 .071 .143 -0.014 0.93 0.019 -0.032 -0.1 0 1 SH
Team Totals 30 1 6 1 3 5 34 .200 .273 .233 .506 -0.193 1.02 0.396 -0.589 -2.6 27 14
2B: L Alvarado (1, off J Palmer).
SH: T John (4, off J Palmer).
TB: E Herrmann 2; L Alvarado 2; L Maye; R McKinney; T John.
RBI: E Herrmann (13).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: J Johnstone (P Blair at 2nd base).

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Palmer, L (7-3) 7 5 1 0 2 3 0 2.23 29 66 0.167 1.09 2.1
Eddie Watt 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.19 5 0 0 0.026 0.65 0.4
Team Totals 8 6 1 0 3 5 0 0.00 34 66 0 0 0.193 1.02 2.6

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tommy John, W (3-5) 9 5 0 0 1 6 0 5.11 32 82 0.693 1.52 4.0
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 1 6 0 0.00 32 82 0.693 1.52 4.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Deegan, 1B - Nestor Chylak, 2B - Don Denkinger, 3B - Art Frantz.
Time of Game: 1:52.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         Chicago White Sox
1 Paul Blair CF 1 Ed Stroud CF
2 Davey Johnson 2B 2 Jay Johnstone LF
3 Frank Robinson 1B 3 Carlos May 1B
4 Merv Rettenmund RF 4 Rich McKinney 3B
5 Brooks Robinson 3B 5 Lee Maye RF
6 Curt Motton LF 6 Ed Herrmann C
7 Andy Etchebarren C 7 Mike Andrews 2B
8 Mark Belanger SS 8 Luis Alvarado SS
9 Jim Palmer P 9 Tommy John P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 0-0 1 -23 O BAL D. Johnson T. John 13% 50% Fielder's Choice SS; Belanger out at Hm/SS-C; Blair to 3B
b6 0-0 1 12- RO CHW E. Herrmann J. Palmer 12% 75% Single to RF; McKinney Scores/unER; Maye to 3B; Herrmann out at 2B/RF-P-SS-1B-LF
t6 0-0 2 123 O BAL M. Rettenmund T. John 11% 57% Strikeout
t6 0-0 1 -2- BAL P. Blair T. John -10% 36% Double to RF; Belanger to 3B
t7 0-1 0 --- BAL B. Robinson T. John -7% 64% Single to LF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Tommy John facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BAL P. Blair T. John 2% 52% Single to LF; Blair out at 2B/LF-2B
t1 0-0 1 --- O BAL D. Johnson T. John 1% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O BAL F. Robinson T. John 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHW E. Stroud J. Palmer -2% 52% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHW J. Johnstone J. Palmer -1% 51% Popfly: SS
b1 0-0 2 --- O CHW C. May J. Palmer -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Tommy John facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O BAL M. Rettenmund T. John 2% 52% Lineout: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O BAL B. Robinson T. John 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O BAL C. Motton T. John 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHW R. McKinney J. Palmer -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O CHW L. Maye J. Palmer -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 --- CHW E. Herrmann J. Palmer 1% 52% Walk
b2 0-0 2 1-- O CHW M. Andrews J. Palmer -2% 50% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Tommy John facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O BAL A. Etchebarren T. John 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O BAL M. Belanger T. John 2% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O BAL J. Palmer T. John 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- CHW L. Alvarado J. Palmer 7% 62% Double to LF
b3 0-0 0 -2- O CHW T. John J. Palmer -1% 61% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Alvarado to 3B
b3 0-0 1 --3 O CHW E. Stroud J. Palmer -7% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --3 CHW J. Johnstone J. Palmer 1% 55% Walk
b3 0-0 2 1-3 O CHW C. May J. Palmer -5% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Tommy John facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- O BAL P. Blair T. John 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O BAL D. Johnson T. John 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 2 --- O BAL F. Robinson T. John 1% 56% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 4-5-6
b4 0-0 0 --- O CHW R. McKinney J. Palmer -3% 53% Strikeout
b4 0-0 1 --- CHW L. Maye J. Palmer 3% 56% Single to LF
b4 0-0 1 1-- O CHW E. Herrmann J. Palmer -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 2 1-- O CHW M. Andrews J. Palmer -3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Tommy John facing 4-5-6
t5 0-0 0 --- O BAL M. Rettenmund T. John 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t5 0-0 1 --- BAL B. Robinson T. John -3% 50% Single to LF
t5 0-0 1 1-- O BAL C. Motton T. John 4% 53% Strikeout
t5 0-0 2 1-- O BAL A. Etchebarren T. John 3% 56% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 8-9-1
b5 0-0 0 --- O CHW L. Alvarado J. Palmer -3% 53% Flyball: RF
b5 0-0 1 --- O CHW T. John J. Palmer -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b5 0-0 2 --- CHW E. Stroud J. Palmer 2% 53% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b5 0-0 2 1-- O CHW J. Johnstone J. Palmer -3% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, White Sox 0.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Tommy John facing 8-9-1
t6 0-0 0 --- BAL M. Belanger T. John -5% 45% Single to CF
t6 0-0 0 1-- O BAL J. Palmer T. John 2% 47% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Belanger to 2B
t6 0-0 1 -2- BAL P. Blair T. John -10% 36% Double to RF; Belanger to 3B
t6 0-0 1 -23 O BAL D. Johnson T. John 13% 50% Fielder's Choice SS; Belanger out at Hm/SS-C; Blair to 3B
t6 0-0 2 1-3 BAL F. Robinson T. John -3% 47% Walk; Johnson to 2B
t6 0-0 2 123 O BAL M. Rettenmund T. John 11% 57% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Orioles 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 3-4-5
b6 0-0 0 --- O CHW C. May J. Palmer -3% 54% Flyball: CF
b6 0-0 1 --- CHW R. McKinney J. Palmer 4% 57% Single to LF
b6 0-0 1 1-- CHW L. Maye J. Palmer 5% 63% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); McKinney to 2B
b6 0-0 1 12- RO CHW E. Herrmann J. Palmer 12% 75% Single to RF; McKinney Scores/unER; Maye to 3B; Herrmann out at 2B/RF-P-SS-1B-LF
b6 1-0 2 --3 O CHW M. Andrews J. Palmer -4% 71% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Tommy John facing 5-6-7
Mike Hershberger replaces Lee Maye (RF) playing CF batting 5th
Ed Stroud moves from CF to RF
t7 0-1 0 --- BAL B. Robinson T. John -7% 64% Single to LF
t7 0-1 0 1-- O BAL C. Motton T. John 3% 67% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Robinson to 2B
t7 0-1 1 -2- O BAL A. Etchebarren T. John 6% 73% Groundout: SS-1B; Robinson to 3B
t7 0-1 2 --3 O BAL M. Belanger T. John 7% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Jim Palmer facing 8-9-1
b7 1-0 0 --- O CHW L. Alvarado J. Palmer -2% 78% Foul Flyball: 3B
b7 1-0 1 --- CHW T. John J. Palmer 2% 80% Single to RF
b7 1-0 1 1-- O CHW E. Stroud J. Palmer -2% 78% Bunt Popfly: P
b7 1-0 2 1-- O CHW J. Johnstone J. Palmer -2% 76% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Tommy John facing 9-1-2
Chico Salmon pinch hits for Jim Palmer (P) batting 9th
t8 0-1 0 --- O BAL C. Salmon T. John 5% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 0-1 1 --- O BAL P. Blair T. John 4% 85% Strikeout
t8 0-1 2 --- O BAL D. Johnson T. John 2% 88% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Eddie Watt facing 3-4-5
Eddie Watt replaces Chico Salmon (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 1-0 0 --- CHW C. May E. Watt 2% 89% Walk
b8 1-0 0 1-- O CHW R. McKinney E. Watt -2% 88% Strikeout
b8 1-0 1 1-- O CHW M. Hershberger E. Watt -1% 86% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b8 1-0 2 1-- CHW E. Herrmann E. Watt 1% 87% Single to LF; Hershberger to 2B
b8 1-0 2 12- O CHW M. Andrews E. Watt -2% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Tommy John facing 3-4-5
t9 0-1 0 --- O BAL F. Robinson T. John 7% 92% Strikeout
t9 0-1 1 --- O BAL M. Rettenmund T. John 5% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 0-1 2 --- O BAL B. Robinson T. John 3% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, White Sox 1.

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