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Standings
SEA
@CAL
11
7
TOR
@CHW
2
4
BOS
@CLE
4
1
BOS
@CLE
5
10
DET
@KCR
5
6
NYY
@MIL
0
2
OAK
@MIN
2
10
BAL
@TEX
5
0
BAL
@TEX
6
1
HOU
@ATL
4
5
PHI
@MON
1
2
CHC
@NYM
0
6
CIN
@SDP
4
1
LAD
@SFG
7
6
PIT
@STL
3
4
Sunday, April 17, 1977, 1:07PM
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:45
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Red Sox
4
2-4
 Won 2 
5th, 3½ GB
at Indians
1
3-3
 Lost 2 
2nd, 1½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  1  1   2  0  0    4 12  0
Indians         0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  4  1

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Burleson SS 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .370 .433 .481 .915 -0.047 1.01 0.063 -0.110 -0.2 3 6 2B
Denny Doyle 2B 5 2 3 0 0 0 5 .318 .318 .455 .773 0.053 0.74 0.102 -0.048 0.2 1 4 3B
Jim Rice DH 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .269 .345 .346 .691 0.031 1.22 0.131 -0.100 0.3
Carl Yastrzemski LF 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .435 .480 .696 1.176 0.103 0.97 0.170 -0.067 0.3 2 0 2B,GDP,IW
George Scott 1B 4 1 1 0 1 3 5 .240 .321 .280 .601 -0.060 1.04 0.054 -0.114 -0.7 12 1
Carlton Fisk C 3 0 2 1 1 1 5 .294 .455 .412 .866 0.172 1.00 0.192 -0.020 1.9 4 0 HBP
Dwight Evans RF 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .423 .444 .731 1.175 0.094 1.05 0.128 -0.034 0.2 2 0 SB
Butch Hobson 3B 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .130 .120 .130 .250 -0.055 1.43 0.029 -0.083 -0.8 1 1 SF
Rick Miller CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .182 .250 .182 .432 -0.155 1.07 0.000 -0.155 -1.5 2 0
Reggie Cleveland P 0 0
Team Totals 37 4 12 4 4 7 43 .324 .395 .432 .828 0.136 1.05 0.869 -0.731 -0.4 27 12
2B: R Burleson (3, off A Fitzmorris); C Yastrzemski (3, off R Waits).
3B: D Doyle (1, off A Fitzmorris).
SF: B Hobson (2, off A Fitzmorris).
IBB: C Yastrzemski (1, by A Fitzmorris).
HBP: C Fisk (1, by J Kern).
TB: D Doyle 5; D Evans 2; C Fisk 2; J Rice 2; R Burleson 2; C Yastrzemski 2; G Scott.
GIDP: C Yastrzemski (1).
RBI: J Rice (3); C Yastrzemski (7); B Hobson (4); C Fisk (3).
2-out RBI: C Fisk; J Rice.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Scott-R Burleson-G Scott; R Burleson-D Doyle-G Scott.
Baserunning
SB: D Evans (1, 2nd base off A Fitzmorris/R Fosse).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Manning CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .321 .387 .429 .816 -0.071 0.87 0.011 -0.082 -0.6 3 0
Duane Kuiper 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .400 .483 .440 .923 0.044 0.95 0.082 -0.038 0.2 1 1
Jim Norris RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .269 .321 .423 .745 -0.193 1.25 0.000 -0.193 -1.5 1 0 GDP
Rico Carty DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .174 .208 .174 .382 -0.067 0.67 0.000 -0.067 -0.7
Buddy Bell LF 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .409 .458 .636 1.095 -0.016 0.77 0.026 -0.041 -0.1 2 0
Bill Melton 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .227 .227 .273 .500 -0.063 0.81 0.000 -0.063 -0.6 2 4 GDP
   Paul Dade PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .400 .500 .600 1.100 -0.017 0.68 0.000 -0.017 -0.2 0 0
Andre Thornton 1B 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .174 .208 .391 .600 0.238 0.84 0.248 -0.009 1.8 9 0 HR,3B
Larvell Blanks SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .143 .000 .143 -0.106 1.04 0.000 -0.106 -0.9 2 1
Ray Fosse C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .227 .200 .427 -0.113 1.07 0.000 -0.113 -0.9 7 0
Al Fitzmorris P 0 1
   Rick Waits P 0 0
   Jim Kern P 0 1
Team Totals 29 1 4 1 2 4 31 .138 .194 .310 .504 -0.364 0.92 0.367 -0.729 -3.4 27 8
3B: A Thornton (1, off R Cleveland).
HR: A Thornton (1, off R Cleveland, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: A Thornton 7; D Kuiper; R Manning.
GIDP: J Norris (3); B Melton (1).
RBI: A Thornton (1).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Kuiper-A Thornton.
E: B Bell (1).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Reggie Cleveland, W (1-0) 9 4 1 1 2 4 1 2.25 31 77 0.364 0.92 3.4
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 2 4 1 1.00 31 77 0.364 0.92 3.4

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Al Fitzmorris, L (0-1) 6.1 8 3 3 3 4 0 3.65 30 46 0.022 1.32 0.9
Rick Waits 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 1 1 1 -0.160 1.27 -1.4
Jim Kern 2.2 3 0 0 1 3 0 0.00 12 1 1 0.002 0.34 0.9
Team Totals 9 12 4 4 4 7 0 4.00 43 46 2 2 -0.136 1.05 0.4
R Waits faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Kern (1; C Fisk).
IBB: A Fitzmorris (1; C Yastrzemski).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Durwood Merrill, 1B - Don Denkinger, 2B - Dave Phillips, 3B - Larry McCoy.
Time of Game: 2:45.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 67° F.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Cleveland Indians
1 Rick Burleson SS 1 Rick Manning CF
2 Denny Doyle 2B 2 Duane Kuiper 2B
3 Jim Rice DH 3 Jim Norris RF
4 Carl Yastrzemski LF 4 Rico Carty DH
5 George Scott 1B 5 Buddy Bell LF
6 Carlton Fisk C 6 Bill Melton 3B
7 Dwight Evans RF 7 Andre Thornton 1B
8 Butch Hobson 3B 8 Larvell Blanks SS
9 Rick Miller CF 9 Ray Fosse C
Reggie Cleveland P Al Fitzmorris P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 2-1 1 1-- R BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Waits 16% 86% Double to LF; Doyle Scores; Yastrzemski to 3B/Adv on E7 (throw)
b6 1-2 0 1-- OO CLE J. Norris R. Cleveland 13% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
b5 1-1 0 --- CLE A. Thornton R. Cleveland -13% 30% Triple to CF
t5 0-1 2 --3 R BOS J. Rice A. Fitzmorris 13% 47% Single to SS; Doyle Scores
b3 0-0 0 --- R CLE A. Thornton R. Cleveland -12% 33% Home Run

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' Al Fitzmorris facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BOS R. Burleson A. Fitzmorris 6% 56% Double to RF
t1 0-0 0 -2- O BOS D. Doyle A. Fitzmorris -4% 52% Flyball: SS
t1 0-0 1 -2- O BOS J. Rice A. Fitzmorris -3% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 -2- BOS C. Yastrzemski A. Fitzmorris 1% 49% Intentional Walk
t1 0-0 2 12- O BOS G. Scott A. Fitzmorris -4% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Reggie Cleveland facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE R. Manning R. Cleveland 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CLE D. Kuiper R. Cleveland 2% 49% Lineout: SS
b1 0-0 2 --- O CLE J. Norris R. Cleveland 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Al Fitzmorris facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- BOS C. Fisk A. Fitzmorris 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- O BOS D. Evans A. Fitzmorris -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B; Fisk to 2B
t2 0-0 1 -2- O BOS B. Hobson A. Fitzmorris -4% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 2 -2- O BOS R. Miller A. Fitzmorris -3% 45% Foul Popfly: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Reggie Cleveland facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CLE R. Carty R. Cleveland 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 1 --- CLE B. Bell R. Cleveland -3% 45% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- OO CLE B. Melton R. Cleveland 5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Al Fitzmorris facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- O BOS R. Burleson A. Fitzmorris -3% 47% Flyball: 3B
t3 0-0 1 --- BOS D. Doyle A. Fitzmorris 3% 50% Single to CF
t3 0-0 1 1-- O BOS J. Rice A. Fitzmorris -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t3 0-0 2 1-- O BOS C. Yastrzemski A. Fitzmorris -3% 45% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Reggie Cleveland facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- R CLE A. Thornton R. Cleveland -12% 33% Home Run
b3 1-0 0 --- O CLE L. Blanks R. Cleveland 2% 35% Lineout: CF
b3 1-0 1 --- O CLE R. Fosse R. Cleveland 1% 36% Flyball: RF
b3 1-0 2 --- CLE R. Manning R. Cleveland -1% 35% Single
b3 1-0 2 1-- CLE D. Kuiper R. Cleveland -2% 33% Single to CF; Manning to 2B
b3 1-0 2 12- O CLE J. Norris R. Cleveland 4% 37% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Al Fitzmorris facing 5-6-7
t4 0-1 0 --- O BOS G. Scott A. Fitzmorris -3% 34% Strikeout
t4 0-1 1 --- O BOS C. Fisk A. Fitzmorris -2% 32% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-1 2 --- BOS D. Evans A. Fitzmorris 2% 34% Single to RF
t4 0-1 2 1-- BOS B. Hobson A. Fitzmorris 1% 35% Evans Steals 2B
t4 0-1 2 -2- O BOS B. Hobson A. Fitzmorris -4% 31% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Reggie Cleveland facing 4-5-6
b4 1-0 0 --- O CLE R. Carty R. Cleveland 2% 33% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-0 1 --- O CLE B. Bell R. Cleveland 1% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-0 2 --- O CLE B. Melton R. Cleveland 1% 36% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Al Fitzmorris facing 9-1-2
t5 0-1 0 --- O BOS R. Miller A. Fitzmorris -3% 32% Lineout: RF
t5 0-1 1 --- O BOS R. Burleson A. Fitzmorris -2% 30% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-1 2 --- BOS D. Doyle A. Fitzmorris 4% 34% Triple to RF
t5 0-1 2 --3 R BOS J. Rice A. Fitzmorris 13% 47% Single to SS; Doyle Scores
t5 1-1 2 1-- O BOS C. Yastrzemski A. Fitzmorris -3% 43% Flyball: 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Red Sox' Reggie Cleveland facing 7-8-9
b5 1-1 0 --- CLE A. Thornton R. Cleveland -13% 30% Triple to CF
b5 1-1 0 --3 O CLE L. Blanks R. Cleveland 6% 36% Strikeout
b5 1-1 1 --3 O CLE R. Fosse R. Cleveland 8% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-1 2 --3 O CLE R. Manning R. Cleveland 5% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Al Fitzmorris facing 5-6-7
t6 1-1 0 --- BOS G. Scott A. Fitzmorris 5% 55% Walk
t6 1-1 0 1-- BOS C. Fisk A. Fitzmorris 8% 63% Single to LF; Scott to 2B
t6 1-1 0 12- BOS D. Evans A. Fitzmorris 10% 73% Single to 3B/Bunt; Scott to 3B; Fisk to 2B
t6 1-1 0 123 RO BOS B. Hobson A. Fitzmorris 3% 76% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Scott Scores; Fisk to 3B; Evans to 2B
t6 2-1 1 -23 O BOS R. Miller A. Fitzmorris -8% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-1 2 -23 O BOS R. Burleson A. Fitzmorris -6% 61% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Reggie Cleveland facing 2-3-4
b6 1-2 0 --- CLE D. Kuiper R. Cleveland -6% 55% Walk
b6 1-2 0 1-- OO CLE J. Norris R. Cleveland 13% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
b6 1-2 2 --- O CLE R. Carty R. Cleveland 2% 70% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 1.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Al Fitzmorris facing 2-3-4
t7 2-1 0 --- BOS D. Doyle A. Fitzmorris 4% 74% Single to P
t7 2-1 0 1-- O BOS J. Rice A. Fitzmorris -3% 70% Lineout: CF
Rick Waits replaces Al Fitzmorris pitching
t7 2-1 1 1-- R BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Waits 16% 86% Double to LF; Doyle Scores; Yastrzemski to 3B/Adv on E7 (throw)
Jim Kern replaces Rick Waits pitching
t7 3-1 1 --3 O BOS G. Scott J. Kern -4% 82% Strikeout
t7 3-1 2 --3 R BOS C. Fisk J. Kern 7% 89% Single to LF; Yastrzemski Scores
t7 4-1 2 1-- O BOS D. Evans J. Kern -1% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Red Sox' Reggie Cleveland facing 5-6-7
b7 1-4 0 --- O CLE B. Bell R. Cleveland 3% 91% Strikeout
Paul Dade pinch hits for Bill Melton (3B) batting 6th
b7 1-4 1 --- O CLE P. Dade R. Cleveland 2% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 1-4 2 --- O CLE A. Thornton R. Cleveland 1% 93% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Indians 1.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-1, Indians' Jim Kern facing 8-9-1
Paul Dade moves from PH to 3B
t8 4-1 0 --- O BOS B. Hobson J. Kern -1% 93% Flyball: CF
t8 4-1 1 --- O BOS R. Miller J. Kern -0% 92% Strikeout
t8 4-1 2 --- BOS R. Burleson J. Kern 0% 93% Walk
t8 4-1 2 1-- O BOS D. Doyle J. Kern -1% 92% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Red Sox' Reggie Cleveland facing 8-9-1
b8 1-4 0 --- O CLE L. Blanks R. Cleveland 3% 94% Flyball: RF
b8 1-4 1 --- O CLE R. Fosse R. Cleveland 2% 96% Flyball: LF
b8 1-4 2 --- O CLE R. Manning R. Cleveland 1% 97% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Indians 1.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-1, Indians' Jim Kern facing 3-4-5
t9 4-1 0 --- BOS J. Rice J. Kern 0% 97% Single to RF
t9 4-1 0 1-- OO BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Kern -1% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
t9 4-1 2 --- BOS G. Scott J. Kern 0% 96% Single to CF
t9 4-1 2 1-- BOS C. Fisk J. Kern 0% 97% Hit By Pitch; Scott to 2B
t9 4-1 2 12- O BOS D. Evans J. Kern -1% 96% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Red Sox' Reggie Cleveland facing 2-3-4
b9 1-4 0 --- O CLE D. Kuiper R. Cleveland 2% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 1-4 1 --- O CLE J. Norris R. Cleveland 1% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b9 1-4 2 --- O CLE R. Carty R. Cleveland 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Indians 1.

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