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CAL
@BAL
4
3
BOS
@CLE
2
5
SEA
@DET
3
1
KCR
@MIL
2
3
 
(11)
TOR
@MIN
7
5
 
(10)
OAK
@NYY
11
4
CHW
@TEX
2
3
CIN
@CHC
7
1
MON
@LAD
2
3
 
(10)
ATL
@PIT
3
4
PHI
@SDP
6
5
NYM
@SFG
1
10
HOU
@STL
5
1
Sunday, August 24, 1986,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 25,221, Time of Game: 2:39
Red Sox
2
73-51
 Lost 2 
1st
at Indians
5
64-61
 Won 2 
6th, 9½ GB
W: Phil Niekro (10-9)
L: Al Nipper (8-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  1  0   0  1  0    2  7  1
Indians         2  0  0   0  3  0   0  0  X    5 10  0

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 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .348 .450 .480 .929 -0.004 0.77 0.082 -0.085 0.2 1 5 2B,GDP
Marty Barrett 2B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .294 .351 .394 .745 -0.022 1.06 0.046 -0.068 -0.2 0 2
Jim Rice LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .328 .379 .479 .858 -0.113 1.11 0.000 -0.113 -1.3 1 0
Don Baylor DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .233 .338 .435 .773 -0.038 0.84 0.030 -0.067 -0.6
Dwight Evans RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .262 .375 .458 .834 -0.062 0.97 0.000 -0.062 -0.7 2 0
   Mike Greenwell RF 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .429 .529 .571 1.101 0.050 0.78 0.050 0.000 1.2 1 0 2B
Bill Buckner 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .255 .293 .389 .682 -0.082 0.91 0.024 -0.106 -0.6 9 0 2B
Tony Armas CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .266 .313 .441 .755 0.120 0.77 0.152 -0.032 0.9 2 0 HR
Rich Gedman C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .254 .313 .412 .725 0.003 1.09 0.063 -0.060 -0.1 7 0
Spike Owen SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .246 .304 .334 .638 -0.093 1.25 0.000 -0.093 -1.0 1 2
   Dave Henderson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .271 .345 .472 .817 -0.024 0.96 0.000 -0.024 -0.3
Al Nipper P 0 0
   Bob Stanley P 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 7 2 4 6 37 .212 .297 .394 .691 -0.265 0.95 0.447 -0.710 -2.6 24 9
2B: W Boggs (33, off P Niekro); B Buckner (33, off P Niekro); M Greenwell (2, off F Wills).
HR: T Armas (10, off P Niekro, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: T Armas 5; W Boggs 3; B Buckner 2; M Greenwell 2; R Gedman.
GIDP: W Boggs (9).
RBI: T Armas (41); M Greenwell (2).
2-out RBI: M Greenwell.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Barrett-S Owen-B Buckner.
E: S Owen (18).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Bernazard 2B 4 1 1 1 0 3 4 .312 .379 .463 .842 0.029 0.65 0.068 -0.038 -0.0 0 5
Julio Franco SS 4 2 1 2 0 1 4 .290 .326 .399 .725 0.102 0.56 0.121 -0.019 1.4 1 4 HR
Joe Carter 1B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .295 .330 .490 .820 0.149 0.48 0.168 -0.019 1.2 11 1 HR
Mel Hall LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .293 .347 .512 .859 0.007 0.24 0.019 -0.012 0.1 0 0
   Otis Nixon PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .262 .246 .507 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Cory Snyder RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .273 .300 .510 .810 0.037 0.41 0.058 -0.022 0.3 2 0 2B
Pat Tabler DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .310 .356 .419 .775 -0.059 0.44 0.016 -0.076 -0.1 2B
Brett Butler CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .253 .338 .343 .681 -0.033 0.45 0.009 -0.042 -1.1 6 0
Brook Jacoby 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .277 .346 .424 .770 -0.046 0.42 0.000 -0.046 -1.4 0 4 GDP
Chris Bando C 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .298 .360 .357 .717 0.049 0.51 0.060 -0.011 0.6 6 0 2B
Phil Niekro P 1 0
   Frank Wills P 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 10 5 1 6 35 .294 .314 .559 .873 0.235 0.46 0.519 -0.285 0.9 27 14
2B: C Snyder (10, off A Nipper); C Bando (7, off A Nipper); P Tabler (23, off A Nipper).
HR: J Carter (21, off A Nipper, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out); J Franco (7, off A Nipper, 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs).
TB: J Franco 4; J Carter 4; P Tabler 3; C Bando 2; M Hall 2; C Snyder 2; B Butler; T Bernazard.
GIDP: B Jacoby (7).
RBI: J Franco 2 (55); J Carter 2 (84); T Bernazard (59).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Bernazard-J Franco-J Carter.

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Al Nipper, L (8-9) 6 8 5 4 1 6 2 5.00 28 43 -0.247 0.55 -2.0
Bob Stanley 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.66 7 0 0 0.013 0.12 1.0
Team Totals 8 10 5 4 1 6 2 4.50 35 43 0 0 -0.234 0.46 -0.9

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro, W (10-9) 7 5 2 2 4 3 1 4.20 29 58 0.155 0.90 1.6
Frank Wills, S (1) 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 3.60 8 2 1 0.111 1.16 1.0
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 4 6 1 2.00 37 58 2 1 0.266 0.95 2.6
P Niekro faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: P Niekro (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim McKean, 1B - John Shulock, 2B - Dan Morrison, 3B - Al Clark.
Time of Game: 2:39.
Attendance: 25,221.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Cleveland Indians
1 Wade Boggs 3B 1 Tony Bernazard 2B
2 Marty Barrett 2B 2 Julio Franco SS
3 Jim Rice LF 3 Joe Carter 1B
4 Don Baylor DH 4 Mel Hall LF
5 Dwight Evans RF 5 Cory Snyder RF
6 Bill Buckner 1B 6 Pat Tabler DH
7 Tony Armas CF 7 Brett Butler CF
8 Rich Gedman C 8 Brook Jacoby 3B
9 Spike Owen SS 9 Chris Bando C
Al Nipper P Phil Niekro P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 1-- RR CLE J. Carter A. Nipper 17% 72% Home Run; Franco Scores/unER
t5 0-2 0 --- R BOS T. Armas P. Niekro -11% 64% Home Run
b5 3-1 0 1-- RR CLE J. Franco A. Nipper 10% 93% Home Run; Bernazard Scores
t5 1-2 1 1-- OO BOS W. Boggs P. Niekro 7% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b5 2-1 0 -2- R CLE T. Bernazard A. Nipper 7% 84% Single; Bando Scores

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' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BOS W. Boggs P. Niekro -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O BOS M. Barrett P. Niekro 2% 48% Groundout: SS-2B-1B; Boggs to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O BOS J. Rice P. Niekro 3% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O BOS D. Baylor P. Niekro 3% 55% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Al Nipper facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE T. Bernazard A. Nipper -2% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- CLE J. Franco A. Nipper 2% 55% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Franco to 1B
b1 0-0 1 1-- RR CLE J. Carter A. Nipper 17% 72% Home Run; Franco Scores/unER
b1 2-0 1 --- CLE M. Hall A. Nipper 2% 74% Single
b1 2-0 1 1-- CLE C. Snyder A. Nipper 6% 79% Double; Hall to 3B
b1 2-0 1 -23 O CLE P. Tabler A. Nipper -6% 73% Fielder's Choice 3B; Hall out at Hm/3B-C; Tabler to 1B
b1 2-0 2 12- O CLE B. Butler A. Nipper -3% 70% Foul Flyball: 3B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- O BOS D. Evans P. Niekro 2% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-2 1 --- O BOS B. Buckner P. Niekro 2% 74% Flyball: CF
t2 0-2 2 --- O BOS T. Armas P. Niekro 1% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Al Nipper facing 8-9-1
b2 2-0 0 --- O CLE B. Jacoby A. Nipper -2% 73% Strikeout
b2 2-0 1 --- O CLE C. Bando A. Nipper -1% 72% Flyball: RF
b2 2-0 2 --- O CLE T. Bernazard A. Nipper -1% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- O BOS R. Gedman P. Niekro 2% 74% Flyball: CF
t3 0-2 1 --- O BOS S. Owen P. Niekro 2% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-2 2 --- BOS W. Boggs P. Niekro -2% 73% Double
t3 0-2 2 -2- O BOS M. Barrett P. Niekro 3% 77% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Al Nipper facing 2-3-4
b3 2-0 0 --- O CLE J. Franco A. Nipper -2% 75% Strikeout
b3 2-0 1 --- O CLE J. Carter A. Nipper -1% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 2-0 2 --- O CLE M. Hall A. Nipper -1% 73% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- O BOS J. Rice P. Niekro 3% 76% Strikeout
t4 0-2 1 --- BOS D. Baylor P. Niekro -3% 73% Walk
t4 0-2 1 1-- O BOS D. Evans P. Niekro 2% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B; Baylor to 2B
t4 0-2 2 -2- O BOS B. Buckner P. Niekro 4% 79% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Al Nipper facing 5-6-7
b4 2-0 0 --- O CLE C. Snyder A. Nipper -2% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-0 1 --- O CLE P. Tabler A. Nipper -1% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-0 2 --- CLE B. Butler A. Nipper 1% 77% Single
b4 2-0 2 1-- O CLE B. Jacoby A. Nipper -2% 75% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 7-8-9
t5 0-2 0 --- R BOS T. Armas P. Niekro -11% 64% Home Run
t5 1-2 0 --- BOS R. Gedman P. Niekro -5% 59% Single
t5 1-2 0 1-- O BOS S. Owen P. Niekro 5% 64% Flyball: RF
t5 1-2 1 1-- OO BOS W. Boggs P. Niekro 7% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Red Sox' Al Nipper facing 9-1-2
b5 2-1 0 --- CLE C. Bando A. Nipper 6% 77% Double
b5 2-1 0 -2- R CLE T. Bernazard A. Nipper 7% 84% Single; Bando Scores
b5 3-1 0 1-- RR CLE J. Franco A. Nipper 10% 93% Home Run; Bernazard Scores
b5 5-1 0 --- O CLE J. Carter A. Nipper -1% 93% Flyball: CF
b5 5-1 1 --- O CLE M. Hall A. Nipper -0% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 5-1 2 --- O CLE C. Snyder A. Nipper -0% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Indians 5.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-5, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 2-3-4
t6 1-5 0 --- O BOS M. Barrett P. Niekro 2% 94% Strikeout
t6 1-5 1 --- O BOS J. Rice P. Niekro 1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-5 2 --- O BOS D. Baylor P. Niekro 1% 95% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Indians 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-1, Red Sox' Al Nipper facing 6-7-8
b6 5-1 0 --- CLE P. Tabler A. Nipper 1% 96% Double
b6 5-1 0 -2- O CLE B. Butler A. Nipper -1% 96% Flyball: LF
b6 5-1 1 -2- O CLE B. Jacoby A. Nipper -1% 95% Strikeout
b6 5-1 2 -2- CLE C. Bando A. Nipper 0% 95% Walk
b6 5-1 2 12- O CLE T. Bernazard A. Nipper -1% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 1, Indians 5.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-5, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 5-6-7
t7 1-5 0 --- O BOS D. Evans P. Niekro 2% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-5 1 --- BOS B. Buckner P. Niekro -2% 93% Double
t7 1-5 1 -2- O BOS T. Armas P. Niekro 2% 96% Flyball: CF
t7 1-5 2 -2- BOS R. Gedman P. Niekro -0% 95% Wild Pitch; Buckner to 3B
t7 1-5 2 --3 BOS R. Gedman P. Niekro -1% 94% Walk
t7 1-5 2 1-3 O BOS S. Owen P. Niekro 3% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 1, Indians 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-1, Red Sox' Bob Stanley facing 2-3-4
Bob Stanley replaces Al Nipper pitching
Mike Greenwell replaces Dwight Evans playing RF batting 5th
b7 5-1 0 --- O CLE J. Franco B. Stanley -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 5-1 1 --- O CLE J. Carter B. Stanley -0% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 5-1 2 --- CLE M. Hall B. Stanley 0% 97% Single
Otis Nixon pinch runs for Mel Hall (LF) batting 4th
b7 5-1 2 1-- O CLE C. Snyder B. Stanley -0% 96% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Indians 5.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-5, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
Otis Nixon moves from PR to LF
t8 1-5 0 --- BOS W. Boggs P. Niekro -2% 94% Single
t8 1-5 0 1-- BOS M. Barrett P. Niekro -5% 90% Walk; Boggs to 2B
Frank Wills replaces Phil Niekro pitching
t8 1-5 0 12- O BOS J. Rice F. Wills 4% 94% Strikeout
t8 1-5 1 12- O BOS D. Baylor F. Wills 3% 97% Strikeout
t8 1-5 2 12- R BOS M. Greenwell F. Wills -5% 92% Double; Boggs Scores; Barrett to 3B
t8 2-5 2 -23 O BOS B. Buckner F. Wills 6% 97% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-2, Red Sox' Bob Stanley facing 6-7-8
b8 5-2 0 --- CLE P. Tabler B. Stanley 0% 98% Single
b8 5-2 0 1-- O CLE B. Butler B. Stanley -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 5-2 1 1-- OO CLE B. Jacoby B. Stanley -1% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 5.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Indians' Frank Wills facing 7-8-9
t9 2-5 0 --- BOS T. Armas F. Wills -4% 93% Single
t9 2-5 0 1-- O BOS R. Gedman F. Wills 4% 96% Flyball: CF
Dave Henderson pinch hits for Spike Owen (SS) batting 9th
t9 2-5 1 1-- O BOS D. Henderson F. Wills 2% 99% Strikeout
t9 2-5 2 1-- O BOS W. Boggs F. Wills 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 5.

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