Mobile Site You Are Here > Home > Box Scores > 1985 > May 14, 1985, Indians at White Sox Play by Play and Box Score

Elliott, Kalb, MLB Network:From MLB Network’s launch on January 1, 2009—when I used baseballreference.com’s play...

View a short video showing advanced box score features / click orange/red text for additional info

Scores
Standings
KCR
@BAL
5
3
SEA
@BOS
5
0
CLE
@CHW
1
2
TEX
@DET
1
4
OAK
@MIL
6
3
MIN
@NYY
7
10
CAL
@TOR
3
6
NYM
@ATL
3
1
PHI
@CIN
7
1
MON
@HOU
0
10
CHC
@LAD
8
3
STL
@SDP
2
6
PIT
@SFG
1
3
Tuesday, May 14, 1985,
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: 13,007, Time of Game: 2:43
Indians
1
12-19
 Lost 2 
7th, 8 GB
at White Sox
2
16-12
 Won 4 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Gene Nelson (2-1)
L: Rich Thompson (0-1)
S: Bob James (5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  7  0
White Sox       1  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  X    2  8  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brett Butler CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .270 .318 .410 .728 -0.182 1.74 0.058 -0.240 -0.7 3 0 2B
Julio Franco 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .315 .386 .450 .837 -0.049 1.09 0.055 -0.104 -0.5 2 3 2B
Brook Jacoby 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .284 .347 .376 .723 -0.043 1.45 0.071 -0.114 -0.3 1 1
Andre Thornton DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .169 .210 .169 .379 -0.049 1.69 0.070 -0.119 -0.3
Pat Tabler 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .293 .331 .414 .744 -0.046 1.57 0.064 -0.110 -0.7 7 3 3B
Joe Carter LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .203 .240 .290 .530 -0.028 1.81 0.097 -0.125 0.2 1 0
George Vukovich RF 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .272 .330 .315 .645 0.135 1.77 0.185 -0.050 0.6 1 1
   Otis Nixon PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .235 .265 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Butch Benton C 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .238 .267 .310 .576 -0.091 2.30 0.068 -0.160 -0.5 5 0 2B,SH
Johnnie LeMaster SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .063 .091 .063 .153 -0.147 2.13 0.000 -0.147 -1.2 4 4 SH
   Tony Bernazard PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .313 .385 .537 .922 -0.115 4.04 0.000 -0.115 -0.4
Vern Ruhle P 0 0
   Jamie Easterly P 0 0
   Rich Thompson P 0 0
   Tom Waddell P 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 7 1 4 3 37 .226 .314 .387 .701 -0.615 1.78 0.668 -1.284 -3.8 24 12
2B: B Butler (6, off T Lollar); B Benton (3, off T Lollar); J Franco (10, off T Lollar).
3B: P Tabler (3, off G Nelson).
SH: J LeMaster (1, off T Lollar); B Benton (1, off B James).
TB: P Tabler 3; B Benton 2; J Franco 2; B Butler 2; J Carter 2; B Jacoby.
RBI: J Carter (9).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. P Tabler-J LeMaster-P Tabler 2.
Outfield Assists: G Vukovich (H Baines at home plate).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rudy Law LF 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .257 .333 .371 .705 0.042 0.73 0.058 -0.015 0.5 0 0 2B
   Luis Salazar PH-LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 .190 .222 .293 .515 0.030 1.98 0.050 -0.020 0.2 1 0 SH
Scott Fletcher 3B 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .264 .361 .306 .667 -0.037 1.53 0.068 -0.105 0.1 3 0
Harold Baines RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .330 .379 .487 .866 -0.134 1.73 0.009 -0.143 -1.3 3 0 GDP,IW
Greg Walker 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .278 .316 .444 .760 0.178 1.62 0.251 -0.073 0.2 9 1
Carlton Fisk C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .267 .333 .533 .867 0.022 0.92 0.056 -0.034 0.0 3 0
Ron Kittle DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .176 .263 .333 .596 0.000 0.97 0.031 -0.031 0.1 HBP
   Oscar Gamble PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .333 .300 .633 -0.055 2.29 0.000 -0.055 -0.4
Daryl Boston CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .253 .317 .347 .664 -0.137 1.38 0.000 -0.137 -1.3 4 0 GDP
Tim Hulett 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .414 .469 .552 1.020 -0.036 0.82 0.017 -0.053 -0.2 3 6
Ozzie Guillen SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .272 .299 .293 .592 0.010 1.25 0.063 -0.053 -0.1 1 2
Tim Lollar P 0 1
   Gene Nelson P 0 0
   Bob James P 0 0
Team Totals 28 2 8 2 1 4 31 .286 .333 .321 .655 -0.117 1.36 0.603 -0.719 -2.3 27 10
2B: R Law (5, off V Ruhle).
SH: L Salazar (2, off R Thompson).
IBB: H Baines (3, by T Waddell).
HBP: R Kittle (1, by V Ruhle).
TB: G Walker 2; R Law 2; T Hulett; O Guillen; C Fisk; S Fletcher; L Salazar.
GIDP: H Baines (1); D Boston (1).
RBI: G Walker (15); S Fletcher (10).
2-out RBI: G Walker.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. O Guillen-T Hulett.

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vern Ruhle 4 3 1 1 0 2 0 3.27 14 54 0.101 0.78 1.1
Jamie Easterly 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.00 8 0 0 0.145 1.35 1.1
Rich Thompson, L (0-1) 1.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.53 6 0 0 0.047 1.96 0.4
Tom Waddell 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.37 3 1 1 -0.177 2.93 -0.3
Team Totals 8 8 2 2 1 4 0 2.25 31 54 1 1 0.116 1.36 2.3

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tim Lollar 6 6 1 1 3 2 0 5.09 26 55 0.246 1.52 2.2
Gene Nelson, W (2-1) 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.00 7 0 0 0.201 1.57 1.1
Bob James, S (5) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.38 4 0 0 0.169 3.87 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 4 3 0 1.00 37 55 0 0 0.616 1.78 3.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: V Ruhle (1; R Kittle).
IBB: T Waddell (3; H Baines).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ken Kaiser, 1B - Dale Ford, 2B - Larry Barnett, 3B - Rocky Roe.
Time of Game: 2:43.
Attendance: 13,007.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Chicago White Sox
1 Brett Butler CF 1 Rudy Law LF
2 Julio Franco 2B 2 Scott Fletcher 3B
3 Brook Jacoby 3B 3 Harold Baines RF
4 Andre Thornton DH 4 Greg Walker 1B
5 Pat Tabler 1B 5 Carlton Fisk C
6 Joe Carter LF 6 Ron Kittle DH
7 George Vukovich RF 7 Daryl Boston CF
8 Butch Benton C 8 Tim Hulett 2B
9 Johnnie LeMaster SS 9 Ozzie Guillen SS
Vern Ruhle P Tim Lollar P

Win Probability Chart

Explanation of WPA  · Mouse over chart for play descriptions  · See below chart for tools  · Direct Link in URL Bar

Clear Chart
Big Plays
Scoring Plays
Fix Chart in View While Scrolling

Hold mouse over play on chart to see description of play.
Leverage is shown below the chart Low to High.

Top 5 Plays

View Pitches · wWE and wWPA Explanation
Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 1-1 2 12- RO CHW G. Walker T. Waddell 24% 83% Single; Guillen Scores; Baines out at Hm/RF-2B-C
t9 1-2 1 -2- O CLE T. Bernazard B. James 12% 89% Flyball: CF
t9 1-2 0 --- CLE G. Vukovich B. James -12% 72% Walk
t9 1-2 2 -2- O CLE B. Butler B. James 11% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 1-1 2 --3 O CLE J. Carter G. Nelson 9% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Tim Lollar facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CLE B. Butler T. Lollar -6% 44% Double to LF
t1 0-0 0 -2- O CLE J. Franco T. Lollar 4% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 -2- OO CLE B. Jacoby T. Lollar 7% 55% Double Play: Flyball: SS-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Vern Ruhle facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CHW R. Law V. Ruhle 6% 61% Double to RF
b1 0-0 0 -2- R CHW S. Fletcher V. Ruhle 7% 67% Single to RF; Law Scores
b1 1-0 0 1-- OO CHW H. Baines V. Ruhle -6% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
b1 1-0 2 --- CHW G. Walker V. Ruhle 1% 62% Single to CF
b1 1-0 2 1-- O CHW C. Fisk V. Ruhle -2% 60% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Tim Lollar facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O CLE A. Thornton T. Lollar 2% 63% Flyball: RF
t2 0-1 1 --- O CLE P. Tabler T. Lollar 2% 64% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-1 2 --- CLE J. Carter T. Lollar -1% 63% Single to RF
t2 0-1 2 1-- O CLE G. Vukovich T. Lollar 2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Vern Ruhle facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- CHW R. Kittle V. Ruhle 3% 69% Hit By Pitch
b2 1-0 0 1-- OO CHW D. Boston V. Ruhle -7% 62% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
b2 1-0 2 --- O CHW T. Hulett V. Ruhle -1% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Tim Lollar facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- CLE B. Benton T. Lollar -7% 54% Double to LF
t3 0-1 0 -2- O CLE J. LeMaster T. Lollar 2% 56% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Benton to 3B
t3 0-1 1 --3 O CLE B. Butler T. Lollar 6% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-1 2 --3 O CLE J. Franco T. Lollar 4% 67% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Vern Ruhle facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- O CHW O. Guillen V. Ruhle -2% 65% Flyball: SS
b3 1-0 1 --- O CHW R. Law V. Ruhle -2% 63% Flyball: 2B
b3 1-0 2 --- O CHW S. Fletcher V. Ruhle -1% 62% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, White Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, White Sox' Tim Lollar facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- CLE B. Jacoby T. Lollar -5% 57% Single
t4 0-1 0 1-- CLE A. Thornton T. Lollar -7% 50% Walk; Jacoby to 2B
t4 0-1 0 12- O CLE P. Tabler T. Lollar 3% 54% Flyball: RF; Jacoby to 3B
t4 0-1 1 1-3 R CLE J. Carter T. Lollar -8% 46% Single; Jacoby Scores; Thornton to 2B
t4 1-1 1 12- CLE G. Vukovich T. Lollar -7% 39% Walk; Thornton to 3B; Carter to 2B
t4 1-1 1 123 O CLE B. Benton T. Lollar 9% 47% Foul Flyball: 3B
t4 1-1 2 123 O CLE J. LeMaster T. Lollar 9% 56% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Vern Ruhle facing 3-4-5
b4 1-1 0 --- O CHW H. Baines V. Ruhle -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b4 1-1 1 --- O CHW G. Walker V. Ruhle -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-1 2 --- O CHW C. Fisk V. Ruhle -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Tim Lollar facing 1-2-3
t5 1-1 0 --- O CLE B. Butler T. Lollar 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-1 1 --- CLE J. Franco T. Lollar -5% 48% Double
t5 1-1 1 -2- CLE B. Jacoby T. Lollar -2% 45% Walk
t5 1-1 1 12- O CLE A. Thornton T. Lollar 6% 51% Flyball: CF
t5 1-1 2 12- O CLE P. Tabler T. Lollar 6% 57% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Jamie Easterly facing 6-7-8
Jamie Easterly replaces Vern Ruhle pitching
b5 1-1 0 --- O CHW R. Kittle J. Easterly -3% 54% Flyball: CF
b5 1-1 1 --- O CHW D. Boston J. Easterly -2% 52% Strikeout
b5 1-1 2 --- CHW T. Hulett J. Easterly 2% 53% Single
b5 1-1 2 1-- O CHW O. Guillen J. Easterly -3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Tim Lollar facing 6-7-8
t6 1-1 0 --- O CLE J. Carter T. Lollar 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t6 1-1 1 --- O CLE G. Vukovich T. Lollar 3% 56% Strikeout Looking
t6 1-1 2 --- O CLE B. Benton T. Lollar 2% 58% Bunt Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Jamie Easterly facing 1-2-3
Luis Salazar pinch hits for Rudy Law (LF) batting 1st
b6 1-1 0 --- CHW L. Salazar J. Easterly 5% 63% Single
b6 1-1 0 1-- O CHW S. Fletcher J. Easterly -2% 61% Groundout: SS-1B; Salazar to 2B
b6 1-1 1 -2- O CHW H. Baines J. Easterly -5% 55% Flyball: LF
b6 1-1 2 -2- O CHW G. Walker J. Easterly -5% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Gene Nelson facing 9-1-2
Gene Nelson replaces Tim Lollar pitching
Luis Salazar moves from PH to LF
t7 1-1 0 --- O CLE J. LeMaster G. Nelson 4% 54% Strikeout
t7 1-1 1 --- O CLE B. Butler G. Nelson 3% 57% Flyball: 1B
t7 1-1 2 --- O CLE J. Franco G. Nelson 2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Rich Thompson facing 5-6-7
Rich Thompson replaces Jamie Easterly pitching
b7 1-1 0 --- CHW C. Fisk R. Thompson 6% 65% Single
Oscar Gamble pinch hits for Ron Kittle (DH) batting 6th
b7 1-1 0 1-- O CHW O. Gamble R. Thompson -5% 59% Flyball: RF
b7 1-1 1 1-- O CHW D. Boston R. Thompson -5% 54% Foul Flyball: 3B
b7 1-1 2 1-- O CHW T. Hulett R. Thompson -4% 50% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 1.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, White Sox' Gene Nelson facing 3-4-5
t8 1-1 0 --- O CLE B. Jacoby G. Nelson 5% 55% Flyball: LF
t8 1-1 1 --- O CLE A. Thornton G. Nelson 4% 58% Flyball: CF
t8 1-1 2 --- CLE P. Tabler G. Nelson -6% 52% Triple
t8 1-1 2 --3 O CLE J. Carter G. Nelson 9% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Rich Thompson facing 9-1-2
b8 1-1 0 --- CHW O. Guillen R. Thompson 6% 67% Single (Bunt)
b8 1-1 0 1-- O CHW L. Salazar R. Thompson -2% 65% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Guillen to 2B
Tom Waddell replaces Rich Thompson pitching
b8 1-1 1 -2- O CHW S. Fletcher T. Waddell -7% 58% Strikeout Looking
b8 1-1 2 -2- CHW H. Baines T. Waddell 1% 59% Intentional Walk
b8 1-1 2 12- RO CHW G. Walker T. Waddell 24% 83% Single; Guillen Scores; Baines out at Hm/RF-2B-C
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 2.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, White Sox' Bob James facing 7-8-9
Bob James replaces Gene Nelson pitching
t9 1-2 0 --- CLE G. Vukovich B. James -12% 72% Walk
Otis Nixon pinch runs for George Vukovich (RF) batting 7th
t9 1-2 0 1-- O CLE B. Benton B. James 5% 77% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Nixon to 2B
Tony Bernazard pinch hits for Johnnie LeMaster (SS) batting 9th
t9 1-2 1 -2- O CLE T. Bernazard B. James 12% 89% Flyball: CF
t9 1-2 2 -2- O CLE B. Butler B. James 11% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, White Sox 2.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:CHA198505140
BackToBaseball.com Game Playback

  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

Box scores and play-by-play outputs produced by Sports Reference LLC. All Rights Reserved.