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Scores
Standings
NYY
@CAL
6
0
TEX
@CHW
2
4
BOS
@CLE
5
0
KCR
@MIL
3
0
TOR
@MIN
6
7
 
(11)
DET
@OAK
10
2
BAL
@SEA
11
3
CHC
@ATL
7
5
STL
@HOU
8
6
SDP
@MON
1
2
 
(10)
SFG
@NYM
2
3
 
(12)
LAD
@PHI
5
10
CIN
@PIT
6
3
Friday, May 17, 1985,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 5,502, Time of Game: 2:53
Red Sox
5
16-17
 Won 1 
5th, 4 GB
at Indians
0
12-22
 Lost 5 
7th, 8½ GB
W: Roger Clemens (4-4)
L: Bert Blyleven (2-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  2   1  0  0   0  2  0    5 11  0
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  1

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Wade Boggs 3B 5 0 3 1 0 0 5 .309 .407 .368 .775 0.205 0.90 0.214 -0.009 2.8 1 0
Dwight Evans RF 3 0 0 1 2 1 5 .183 .377 .317 .694 0.062 0.91 0.095 -0.033 0.6 3 0
Jim Rice LF 4 0 2 1 0 1 5 .309 .371 .507 .878 -0.026 0.81 0.032 -0.058 -0.3 3 0 SF
Tony Armas CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .263 .287 .540 .827 -0.022 0.82 0.045 -0.067 -0.7 1 0
Mike Easler DH 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .211 .275 .415 .690 -0.107 0.83 0.000 -0.107 -1.8
Bill Buckner 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .298 .345 .466 .811 -0.073 0.95 0.019 -0.091 -0.6 6 0 2B
Rich Gedman C 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .279 .339 .423 .762 -0.014 0.47 0.026 -0.040 0.4 10 1 2B
Marty Barrett 2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 .212 .313 .259 .572 0.018 0.46 0.040 -0.022 -0.1 3 3 SH
Jackie Gutierrez SS 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .224 .269 .316 .586 0.064 0.61 0.080 -0.016 0.1 0 2 SB
Roger Clemens P 0 1
Team Totals 37 5 11 4 2 8 41 .297 .325 .351 .676 0.107 0.76 0.551 -0.443 0.4 27 7
2B: B Buckner (10, off B Blyleven); R Gedman (6, off B Blyleven).
SF: J Rice (1, off B Blyleven).
SH: M Barrett (3, off B Blyleven).
TB: W Boggs 3; B Buckner 2; J Rice 2; J Gutierrez 2; R Gedman 2; M Barrett; T Armas.
RBI: R Gedman (12); J Rice (24); D Evans (8); W Boggs (13).
2-out RBI: W Boggs.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Baserunning
SB: J Gutierrez (5, 2nd base off B Blyleven/C Bando).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brett Butler CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .269 .313 .396 .708 -0.055 0.60 0.003 -0.058 -0.4 5 0
Tony Bernazard 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .306 .381 .514 .895 -0.018 0.42 0.014 -0.032 -0.4 1 6
Julio Franco SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .301 .368 .423 .791 -0.065 0.60 0.000 -0.065 -0.8 0 0
George Vukovich RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .263 .318 .303 .621 -0.069 0.85 0.037 -0.106 -0.8 1 0 CS
Brook Jacoby 3B 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 .283 .346 .375 .721 -0.001 0.45 0.027 -0.028 0.1 0 2
Mike Hargrove 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .233 .333 .267 .600 0.024 0.67 0.051 -0.028 0.0 9 2
Pat Tabler DH 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .290 .331 .403 .734 -0.088 1.18 0.000 -0.088 -0.9
Joe Carter LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .203 .235 .278 .514 -0.063 0.82 0.000 -0.063 -0.8 1 0
Chris Bando C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .048 .180 .095 .275 -0.058 0.76 0.000 -0.058 -0.6 8 0
Bert Blyleven P 2 0
Team Totals 31 0 5 0 2 10 33 .161 .212 .161 .373 -0.393 0.69 0.132 -0.526 -4.6 27 10
TB: M Hargrove 2; B Jacoby; B Butler; G Vukovich.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
E: T Bernazard (2).
Baserunning
CS: G Vukovich (1, 2nd base by R Clemens/R Gedman).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Roger Clemens, W (4-4) 9 5 0 0 2 10 0 3.77 33 85 0.394 0.69 4.5
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 2 10 0 0.00 33 85 0.394 0.69 4.5

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bert Blyleven, L (2-4) 9 11 5 4 2 8 0 4.04 41 53 -0.106 0.76 -0.5
Team Totals 9 11 5 4 2 8 0 4.00 41 53 -0.106 0.76 -0.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Al Clark, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - Drew Coble.
Time of Game: 2:53.
Attendance: 5,502.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Cleveland Indians
1 Wade Boggs 3B 1 Brett Butler CF
2 Dwight Evans RF 2 Tony Bernazard 2B
3 Jim Rice LF 3 Julio Franco SS
4 Tony Armas CF 4 George Vukovich RF
5 Mike Easler DH 5 Brook Jacoby 3B
6 Bill Buckner 1B 6 Mike Hargrove 1B
7 Rich Gedman C 7 Pat Tabler DH
8 Marty Barrett 2B 8 Joe Carter LF
9 Jackie Gutierrez SS 9 Chris Bando C
Roger Clemens P Bert Blyleven P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-0 0 123 R BOS D. Evans B. Blyleven 9% 77% Walk; Barrett Scores; Gutierrez to 3B; Boggs to 2B
t4 2-0 2 -2- R BOS W. Boggs B. Blyleven 8% 80% Single; Gutierrez Scores
t3 0-0 0 12- BOS W. Boggs B. Blyleven 8% 68% Single; Barrett to 3B; Gutierrez to 2B
t3 0-0 0 1-- BOS J. Gutierrez B. Blyleven 6% 60% Single; Barrett to 2B
b2 0-0 0 1-- O CLE B. Jacoby R. Clemens 6% 47% Vukovich Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)

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' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BOS W. Boggs B. Blyleven 4% 54% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- O BOS D. Evans B. Blyleven -2% 52% Flyball: CF; Boggs to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O BOS J. Rice B. Blyleven -3% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 -2- O BOS T. Armas B. Blyleven -3% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE B. Butler R. Clemens 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CLE T. Bernazard R. Clemens 2% 49% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- O CLE J. Franco R. Clemens 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Bert Blyleven facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O BOS M. Easler B. Blyleven -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O BOS B. Buckner B. Blyleven -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O BOS R. Gedman B. Blyleven -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- CLE G. Vukovich R. Clemens -4% 41% Single
b2 0-0 0 1-- O CLE B. Jacoby R. Clemens 6% 47% Vukovich Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b2 0-0 1 --- CLE B. Jacoby R. Clemens -3% 45% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- CLE M. Hargrove R. Clemens -4% 41% Single; Jacoby to 2B
b2 0-0 1 12- O CLE P. Tabler R. Clemens 5% 46% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 12- O CLE J. Carter R. Clemens 4% 50% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Bert Blyleven facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- BOS M. Barrett B. Blyleven 4% 54% Single
t3 0-0 0 1-- BOS J. Gutierrez B. Blyleven 6% 60% Single; Barrett to 2B
t3 0-0 0 12- BOS W. Boggs B. Blyleven 8% 68% Single; Barrett to 3B; Gutierrez to 2B
t3 0-0 0 123 R BOS D. Evans B. Blyleven 9% 77% Walk; Barrett Scores; Gutierrez to 3B; Boggs to 2B
t3 1-0 0 123 RO BOS J. Rice B. Blyleven -2% 74% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Gutierrez Scores
t3 2-0 1 12- BOS T. Armas B. Blyleven 4% 79% Single; Boggs to 3B; Evans to 2B
t3 2-0 1 123 O BOS M. Easler B. Blyleven -6% 73% Strikeout
t3 2-0 2 123 O BOS B. Buckner B. Blyleven -6% 68% Groundout: 2B-P
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- O CLE C. Bando R. Clemens 3% 70% Strikeout
b3 0-2 1 --- O CLE B. Butler R. Clemens 2% 72% Foul Flyball: LF
b3 0-2 2 --- O CLE T. Bernazard R. Clemens 1% 73% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Bert Blyleven facing 7-8-9
t4 2-0 0 --- O BOS R. Gedman B. Blyleven -2% 71% Strikeout
t4 2-0 1 --- O BOS M. Barrett B. Blyleven -1% 70% Strikeout
t4 2-0 2 --- BOS J. Gutierrez B. Blyleven 1% 71% Single
t4 2-0 2 1-- BOS W. Boggs B. Blyleven 1% 72% Gutierrez Steals 2B
t4 2-0 2 -2- R BOS W. Boggs B. Blyleven 8% 80% Single; Gutierrez Scores
t4 3-0 2 1-- O BOS D. Evans B. Blyleven -1% 79% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 3-4-5
b4 0-3 0 --- O CLE J. Franco R. Clemens 2% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-3 1 --- O CLE G. Vukovich R. Clemens 2% 83% Flyball: RF
b4 0-3 2 --- O CLE B. Jacoby R. Clemens 1% 84% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Indians 0.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Bert Blyleven facing 3-4-5
t5 3-0 0 --- BOS J. Rice B. Blyleven 2% 86% Single
t5 3-0 0 1-- O BOS T. Armas B. Blyleven -2% 84% Flyball: CF
t5 3-0 1 1-- O BOS M. Easler B. Blyleven -1% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Rice to 2B
t5 3-0 2 -2- O BOS B. Buckner B. Blyleven -2% 81% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 6-7-8
b5 0-3 0 --- O CLE M. Hargrove R. Clemens 3% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-3 1 --- O CLE P. Tabler R. Clemens 2% 85% Foul Flyball: 3B
b5 0-3 2 --- O CLE J. Carter R. Clemens 1% 87% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Indians 0.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Bert Blyleven facing 7-8-9
t6 3-0 0 --- O BOS R. Gedman B. Blyleven -1% 85% Strikeout
t6 3-0 1 --- O BOS M. Barrett B. Blyleven -1% 85% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 3-0 2 --- O BOS J. Gutierrez B. Blyleven -1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 9-1-2
b6 0-3 0 --- O CLE C. Bando R. Clemens 3% 87% Flyball: LF
b6 0-3 1 --- O CLE B. Butler R. Clemens 2% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-3 2 --- CLE T. Bernazard R. Clemens -1% 87% Walk
b6 0-3 2 1-- O CLE J. Franco R. Clemens 2% 90% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Indians 0.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Bert Blyleven facing 1-2-3
t7 3-0 0 --- O BOS W. Boggs B. Blyleven -1% 89% Lineout: LF
t7 3-0 1 --- BOS D. Evans B. Blyleven 1% 90% Walk
t7 3-0 1 1-- BOS J. Rice B. Blyleven 1% 91% Single; Evans to 2B
t7 3-0 1 12- O BOS T. Armas B. Blyleven -2% 89% Flyball: CF
t7 3-0 2 12- O BOS M. Easler B. Blyleven -2% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 4-5-6
b7 0-3 0 --- O CLE G. Vukovich R. Clemens 3% 90% Strikeout
b7 0-3 1 --- O CLE B. Jacoby R. Clemens 2% 92% Strikeout
b7 0-3 2 --- CLE M. Hargrove R. Clemens -1% 91% Single
b7 0-3 2 1-- O CLE P. Tabler R. Clemens 2% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Indians 0.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Bert Blyleven facing 6-7-8
t8 3-0 0 --- BOS B. Buckner B. Blyleven 2% 95% Double
t8 3-0 0 -2- R BOS R. Gedman B. Blyleven 3% 97% Double; Buckner Scores
t8 4-0 0 -2- O BOS M. Barrett B. Blyleven -0% 97% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Gedman to 3B
t8 4-0 1 --3 O BOS J. Gutierrez B. Blyleven -1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 4-0 2 --3 R BOS W. Boggs B. Blyleven 2% 98% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Gedman Scores/No RBI/unER
t8 5-0 2 1-- O BOS D. Evans B. Blyleven -0% 98% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 5, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-5, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 8-9-1
b8 0-5 0 --- O CLE J. Carter R. Clemens 1% 99% Flyball: RF
b8 0-5 1 --- O CLE C. Bando R. Clemens 0% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 0-5 2 --- CLE B. Butler R. Clemens -0% 99% Single/Bunt
b8 0-5 2 1-- O CLE T. Bernazard R. Clemens 1% 99% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 5, Indians 0.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-0, Indians' Bert Blyleven facing 3-4-5
t9 5-0 0 --- O BOS J. Rice B. Blyleven -0% 99% Foul Flyball: 1B
t9 5-0 1 --- O BOS T. Armas B. Blyleven -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 5-0 2 --- O BOS M. Easler B. Blyleven -0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 5, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-5, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 3-4-5
b9 0-5 0 --- O CLE J. Franco R. Clemens 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 0-5 1 --- O CLE G. Vukovich R. Clemens 0% 100% Strikeout
b9 0-5 2 --- CLE B. Jacoby R. Clemens -0% 100% Single
b9 0-5 2 1-- O CLE M. Hargrove R. Clemens 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 5, Indians 0.

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