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@CHW
3
6
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@CLE
6
1
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@DET
16
7
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@SLB
2
5
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@BRO
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5
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2
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5
Saturday, September 14, 1940,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 7,000, Time of Game: 1:50
Red Sox
6
74-65
 Won 1 
5th, 6 GB
at Indians
1
79-59
 Lost 1 
2nd, ½ GB
W: Earl Johnson (6-2)
L: Johnny Allen (8-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  6   0  0  0    6  8  1
Indians         1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  4  0

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dom DiMaggio CF 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .295 .361 .446 .807 -0.051 0.80 0.038 -0.089 0.1 3 0
Doc Cramer RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .310 .346 .394 .740 0.017 0.57 0.065 -0.048 -0.7 0 0 2B
Joe Cronin SS 2 1 1 0 3 1 5 .281 .378 .493 .871 0.031 0.49 0.050 -0.020 0.1 3 2 2·CS
Jimmie Foxx 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .301 .418 .594 1.012 0.159 1.36 0.217 -0.057 0.6 12 1 2B
Ted Williams LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .337 .440 .583 1.023 0.026 1.00 0.049 -0.023 0.3 3 0 IW
Bobby Doerr 2B 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .289 .353 .498 .851 0.288 1.49 0.304 -0.016 2.5 3 7 2B,SB
Charlie Gelbert 3B 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .267 .331 .341 .672 -0.094 1.05 0.004 -0.098 -0.9 1 4 IW
Gene Desautels C 3 0 1 2 1 0 4 .207 .317 .255 .572 0.002 1.15 0.095 -0.092 0.9 2 0
Earl Johnson P 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .077 .077 .077 .154 -0.104 0.84 0.000 -0.104 -1.7 0 3
Team Totals 33 6 8 6 6 6 39 .242 .359 .333 .692 0.274 0.95 0.822 -0.547 1.0 27 17
2B: D Cramer (24, off J Allen); J Foxx (28, off J Allen); B Doerr (31, off J Allen).
IBB: T Williams (1, by J Allen); C Gelbert (1, by J Allen).
TB: B Doerr 3; J Foxx 2; D Cramer 2; J Cronin; D DiMaggio; T Williams; G Desautels.
RBI: G Desautels 2 (14); B Doerr 2 (98); J Foxx (113); D DiMaggio (35).
2-out RBI: D DiMaggio.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Gelbert-J Foxx.
E: T Williams (12).
Baserunning
SB: B Doerr (8, 2nd base off J Allen/F Pytlak).
CS: J Cronin 2 (5, 2nd base by D Howell/F Pytlak, 2nd base by J Dobson/F Pytlak).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ben Chapman RF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .279 .371 .393 .764 -0.039 0.90 0.034 -0.073 -0.6 3 0
Roy Weatherly CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .310 .342 .470 .812 0.011 0.74 0.052 -0.041 -0.0 1 0
Jeff Heath LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .220 .301 .402 .703 -0.052 0.68 0.000 -0.052 -1.0 1 0
Lou Boudreau SS 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .299 .370 .456 .826 0.003 0.74 0.025 -0.022 0.3 6 3
Beau Bell 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .277 .327 .369 .696 -0.059 0.55 0.000 -0.059 -1.1 12 0
Ken Keltner 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .247 .318 .414 .732 0.000 0.48 0.032 -0.032 0.4 0 0
Ray Mack 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .291 .350 .424 .774 -0.037 0.73 0.033 -0.070 -1.1 0 6
Frankie Pytlak C 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 .128 .221 .154 .375 -0.013 0.52 0.011 -0.025 -0.7 4 4 SH
Johnny Allen P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .217 .217 .283 .500 -0.056 0.96 0.000 -0.056 -0.6 0 0
   Joe Dobson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .222 .125 .347 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Odell Hale PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .234 .294 .340 .635 0.017 0.37 0.017 0.000 0.4
   Dixie Howell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 1 4 1 4 2 35 .133 .235 .133 .369 -0.225 0.68 0.204 -0.430 -4.0 27 13
SH: F Pytlak (3, off E Johnson).
TB: K Keltner; R Mack; L Boudreau; O Hale.
RBI: L Boudreau (89).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Pytlak-L Boudreau.

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Earl Johnson, W (6-2) 9 4 1 1 4 2 0 4.34 35 73 0.224 0.68 4.0
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 4 2 0 1.00 35 73 0.224 0.68 4.0

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Allen, L (8-8) 5.1 6 6 6 4 3 0 3.45 26 31 -0.287 1.34 -2.9
Joe Dobson 2.2 2 0 0 1 3 0 5.04 10 2 1 0.009 0.25 1.3
Dixie Howell 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.002 0.02 0.6
Team Totals 9 8 6 6 6 6 0 6.00 39 31 2 1 -0.276 0.95 -1.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: J Allen 2 (6; T Williams, C Gelbert).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Basil, 1B - Bill Grieve, 2B - (none), 3B - Bill McGowan.
Time of Game: 1:50.
Attendance: 7,000.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Cleveland Indians
1 Dom DiMaggio CF 1 Ben Chapman RF
2 Doc Cramer RF 2 Roy Weatherly CF
3 Joe Cronin SS 3 Jeff Heath LF
4 Jimmie Foxx 1B 4 Lou Boudreau SS
5 Ted Williams LF 5 Beau Bell 1B
6 Bobby Doerr 2B 6 Ken Keltner 3B
7 Charlie Gelbert 3B 7 Ray Mack 2B
8 Gene Desautels C 8 Frankie Pytlak C
9 Earl Johnson P 9 Johnny Allen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 0-1 1 12- R BOS J. Foxx J. Allen 22% 62% Double to LF; Cramer Scores; Cronin to 3B
t6 1-1 1 123 RR BOS B. Doerr J. Allen 20% 84% Double to LF; Cronin Scores; Foxx Scores; Williams to 3B
t6 3-1 1 123 RR BOS G. Desautels J. Allen 9% 93% Single to LF; Williams Scores; Doerr Scores; Gelbert to 3B
t2 0-1 0 1-- BOS B. Doerr J. Allen 9% 53% Single to CF; Williams to 3B
t2 0-1 1 1-3 O BOS G. Desautels J. Allen -7% 40% Foul Flyball: 1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Johnny Allen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BOS D. DiMaggio J. Allen -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O BOS D. Cramer J. Allen -2% 46% Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 2 --- BOS J. Cronin J. Allen 1% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O BOS J. Foxx J. Allen -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Earl Johnson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CLE B. Chapman E. Johnson -3% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- CLE R. Weatherly E. Johnson -5% 36% Walk; Chapman to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- O CLE J. Heath E. Johnson 2% 39% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Chapman to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 RO CLE L. Boudreau E. Johnson -1% 38% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Chapman Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- O CLE B. Bell E. Johnson 2% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Johnny Allen facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- BOS T. Williams J. Allen 4% 44% Single to CF
t2 0-1 0 1-- BOS B. Doerr J. Allen 9% 53% Single to CF; Williams to 3B
t2 0-1 0 1-3 O BOS C. Gelbert J. Allen -6% 47% Strikeout
t2 0-1 1 1-3 O BOS G. Desautels J. Allen -7% 40% Foul Flyball: 1B
t2 0-1 2 1-3 BOS E. Johnson J. Allen 1% 41% Doerr Steals 2B
t2 0-1 2 -23 O BOS E. Johnson J. Allen -6% 35% Strikeout (C-1B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Earl Johnson facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- O CLE K. Keltner E. Johnson 2% 37% Flyball: LF
b2 1-0 1 --- O CLE R. Mack E. Johnson 1% 38% Flyball: 2B
b2 1-0 2 --- CLE F. Pytlak E. Johnson -1% 37% Walk
b2 1-0 2 1-- O CLE J. Allen E. Johnson 2% 39% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Johnny Allen facing 1-2-3
t3 0-1 0 --- O BOS D. DiMaggio J. Allen -3% 37% Flyball: SS
t3 0-1 1 --- O BOS D. Cramer J. Allen -2% 35% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- O BOS J. Cronin J. Allen -1% 33% Strikeout (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Earl Johnson facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- O CLE B. Chapman E. Johnson 2% 36% Groundout: P-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- O CLE R. Weatherly E. Johnson 2% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-0 2 --- O CLE J. Heath E. Johnson 1% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Johnny Allen facing 4-5-6
t4 0-1 0 --- O BOS J. Foxx J. Allen -3% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- O BOS T. Williams J. Allen -2% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-1 2 --- O BOS B. Doerr J. Allen -1% 32% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Earl Johnson facing 4-5-6
b4 1-0 0 --- O CLE L. Boudreau E. Johnson 2% 34% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-0 1 --- O CLE B. Bell E. Johnson 2% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-0 2 --- O CLE K. Keltner E. Johnson 1% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Johnny Allen facing 7-8-9
t5 0-1 0 --- O BOS C. Gelbert J. Allen -3% 33% Flyball: CF
t5 0-1 1 --- O BOS G. Desautels J. Allen -2% 31% Flyball: RF
t5 0-1 2 --- O BOS E. Johnson J. Allen -2% 30% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Earl Johnson facing 7-8-9
b5 1-0 0 --- CLE R. Mack E. Johnson -3% 26% Single to CF
b5 1-0 0 1-- O CLE F. Pytlak E. Johnson 2% 28% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Mack to 2B
b5 1-0 1 -2- O CLE J. Allen E. Johnson 3% 31% Strikeout
b5 1-0 2 -2- O CLE B. Chapman E. Johnson 3% 35% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Johnny Allen facing 1-2-3
t6 0-1 0 --- O BOS D. DiMaggio J. Allen -4% 31% Foul Flyball: SS
t6 0-1 1 --- BOS D. Cramer J. Allen 6% 37% Double to LF
t6 0-1 1 -2- BOS J. Cronin J. Allen 3% 41% Walk
t6 0-1 1 12- R BOS J. Foxx J. Allen 22% 62% Double to LF; Cramer Scores; Cronin to 3B
t6 1-1 1 -23 BOS T. Williams J. Allen 1% 63% Intentional Walk
t6 1-1 1 123 RR BOS B. Doerr J. Allen 20% 84% Double to LF; Cronin Scores; Foxx Scores; Williams to 3B
t6 3-1 1 -23 BOS C. Gelbert J. Allen 0% 84% Intentional Walk
t6 3-1 1 123 RR BOS G. Desautels J. Allen 9% 93% Single to LF; Williams Scores; Doerr Scores; Gelbert to 3B
Joe Dobson replaces Johnny Allen pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-1 1 1-3 O BOS E. Johnson J. Dobson -2% 91% Strikeout Looking
t6 5-1 2 1-3 R BOS D. DiMaggio J. Dobson 4% 95% Single to LF; Gelbert Scores; Desautels to 3B; DiMaggio to 2B/Adv on throw
t6 6-1 2 -23 O BOS D. Cramer J. Dobson -1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
6 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 6, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-6, Red Sox' Earl Johnson facing 2-3-4
b6 1-6 0 --- O CLE R. Weatherly E. Johnson 1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-6 1 --- O CLE J. Heath E. Johnson 1% 96% Flyball: LF
b6 1-6 2 --- CLE L. Boudreau E. Johnson -1% 95% Walk
b6 1-6 2 1-- O CLE B. Bell E. Johnson 1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 6, Indians 1.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-1, Indians' Joe Dobson facing 3-4-5
t7 6-1 0 --- BOS J. Cronin J. Dobson 0% 97% Single to 2B
t7 6-1 0 1-- OO BOS J. Foxx J. Dobson -1% 96% Double Play: Strikeout, Cronin Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t7 6-1 2 --- O BOS T. Williams J. Dobson -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-6, Red Sox' Earl Johnson facing 6-7-8
b7 1-6 0 --- CLE K. Keltner E. Johnson -2% 94% Single to LF
b7 1-6 0 1-- OO CLE R. Mack E. Johnson 4% 98% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B
b7 1-6 2 --- O CLE F. Pytlak E. Johnson 0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Indians 1.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-1, Indians' Joe Dobson facing 6-7-8
t8 6-1 0 --- O BOS B. Doerr J. Dobson -0% 98% Flyball: SS
t8 6-1 1 --- O BOS C. Gelbert J. Dobson -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
t8 6-1 2 --- BOS G. Desautels J. Dobson 0% 98% Walk
t8 6-1 2 1-- O BOS E. Johnson J. Dobson -0% 98% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 6, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-6, Red Sox' Earl Johnson facing 9-1-2
Odell Hale pinch hits for Joe Dobson (P) batting 9th
b8 1-6 0 --- CLE O. Hale E. Johnson -2% 96% Single to LF
b8 1-6 0 1-- O CLE B. Chapman E. Johnson 2% 97% Lineout: CF
b8 1-6 1 1-- O CLE R. Weatherly E. Johnson 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B; Hale to 2B
b8 1-6 2 -2- O CLE J. Heath E. Johnson 1% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 6, Indians 1.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-1, Indians' Dixie Howell facing 1-2-3
Dixie Howell replaces Odell Hale (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 6-1 0 --- O BOS D. DiMaggio D. Howell -0% 99% Flyball: RF
t9 6-1 1 --- O BOS D. Cramer D. Howell -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 6-1 2 --- BOS J. Cronin D. Howell 0% 99% Walk
t9 6-1 2 1-- O BOS J. Foxx D. Howell -0% 99% Cronin Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-6, Red Sox' Earl Johnson facing 4-5-6
b9 1-6 0 --- CLE L. Boudreau E. Johnson -1% 98% Single to CF
b9 1-6 0 1-- O CLE B. Bell E. Johnson 1% 99% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B
b9 1-6 1 1-- CLE K. Keltner E. Johnson -1% 98% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Bell to 2B; Keltner to 1B
b9 1-6 1 12- O CLE R. Mack E. Johnson 1% 99% Flyball: CF
b9 1-6 2 12- O CLE F. Pytlak E. Johnson 1% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 6, Indians 1.

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