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CLE
@BAL
7
2
NYY
@BOS
3
4
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@DET
8
2
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@BRO
4
6
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@CHC
1
3
PIT
@NYG
0
4
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@STL
3
2
Friday, August 20, 1954,
, Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 36,544, Time of Game: 2:25
White Sox
8
79-44
 Won 5 
3rd, 8½ GB
at Tigers
2
53-67
 Lost 1 
4th, 33 GB
W: Virgil Trucks (18-6)
L: Steve Gromek (14-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       2  0  0   1  0  0   5  0  0    8  9  1
Tigers          0  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  9  0

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chico Carrasquel SS 4 2 2 1 1 0 5 .255 .353 .377 .730 0.186 1.02 0.230 -0.044 1.3 1 4 2B,SB
Nellie Fox 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .323 .376 .405 .780 -0.048 0.79 0.054 -0.103 -0.4 3 3 2B
Minnie Minoso LF 2 2 1 1 2 0 5 .331 .426 .548 .974 0.088 0.80 0.131 -0.043 1.1 3 0 3B,SH,IW
George Kell 1B 2 0 0 2 0 1 4 .289 .349 .378 .727 -0.010 1.17 0.038 -0.049 -0.4 3 0 2·SF
   Phil Cavarretta 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .326 .413 .434 .847 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.2 3 0
Jim Rivera RF 4 1 1 3 0 0 4 .288 .350 .430 .780 0.024 0.73 0.082 -0.058 2.1 4 0 HR
Sherm Lollar C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .247 .329 .359 .687 -0.009 0.53 0.026 -0.036 -0.0 7 0
Cass Michaels 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .263 .391 .405 .796 -0.022 0.52 0.015 -0.037 -0.5 0 1
Johnny Groth CF 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .281 .347 .372 .719 0.210 0.71 0.211 -0.001 1.7 3 0 2B
Virgil Trucks P 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 .179 .185 .205 .390 -0.068 1.05 0.000 -0.068 -0.9 0 1 2·SH
Team Totals 31 8 9 8 4 4 40 .290 .351 .548 .900 0.351 0.80 0.787 -0.439 3.8 27 9
2B: J Groth (20, off S Gromek); C Carrasquel (21, off S Gromek); N Fox (21, off S Gromek).
3B: M Minoso (14, off S Gromek).
HR: J Rivera (11, off S Gromek, 7th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: G Kell 2 (4, 2 off S Gromek).
SH: V Trucks 2 (6, 2 off S Gromek); M Minoso (6, off S Gromek).
IBB: M Minoso (5, by S Gromek).
TB: J Rivera 4; J Groth 4; M Minoso 3; C Carrasquel 3; N Fox 2; S Lollar.
RBI: J Rivera 3 (50); G Kell 2 (42); M Minoso (90); C Carrasquel (50); J Groth (53).
2-out RBI: J Rivera 3; J Groth.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Carrasquel-N Fox-P Cavarretta.
E: J Rivera (8).
Baserunning
SB: C Carrasquel (6, 2nd base off S Gromek/F House).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Harvey Kuenn SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .287 .319 .380 .699 -0.098 0.80 0.000 -0.098 -1.3 0 4
Fred Hatfield 2B 4 1 3 0 1 1 5 .269 .392 .346 .738 0.057 0.54 0.081 -0.023 1.2 3 1 2B
Bob Nieman LF 5 0 2 2 0 1 5 .272 .330 .462 .791 0.192 0.94 0.234 -0.042 0.4 5 0 2B,GDP
Ray Boone 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .294 .381 .474 .855 -0.094 0.91 0.004 -0.098 -0.6 1 3
Walt Dropo 1B 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .293 .350 .398 .747 0.125 1.25 0.149 -0.024 0.8 5 1 2B
   Bud Souchock PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .242 .484 .726 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Wayne Belardi 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .253 .362 .478 .839 -0.008 0.32 0.000 -0.008 -0.4 2 0
Al Kaline RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .276 .304 .349 .653 0.044 1.29 0.092 -0.048 0.2 1 0 SH
Bill Tuttle CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .275 .351 .402 .753 -0.197 1.26 0.000 -0.197 -1.5 5 0
Frank House C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .237 .298 .356 .654 0.000 1.48 0.061 -0.061 -0.1 4 0 IW
Steve Gromek P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .145 .243 .145 .388 -0.174 2.38 0.000 -0.174 -1.2 1 1
   Dick Marlowe P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .308 .333 .641 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Delsing PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .234 .322 .337 .659 0.003 0.10 0.003 0.000 0.4
Team Totals 34 2 9 2 4 6 39 .265 .342 .353 .695 -0.150 1.09 0.624 -0.773 -2.2 27 10
2B: W Dropo (11, off V Trucks); B Nieman (11, off V Trucks); F Hatfield (5, off V Trucks).
SH: A Kaline (7, off V Trucks).
IBB: F House (12, by V Trucks).
TB: F Hatfield 4; W Dropo 3; B Nieman 3; A Kaline; F House.
GIDP: B Nieman (9).
RBI: B Nieman 2 (28).
2-out RBI: B Nieman 2.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 11.

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Virgil Trucks, W (18-6) 9 9 2 1 4 6 0 2.62 39 65 0.150 1.09 2.2
Team Totals 9 9 2 1 4 6 0 1.00 39 65 0.150 1.09 2.2

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Gromek, L (14-13) 7 9 8 8 3 3 1 2.76 33 27 -0.352 0.96 -4.8
Dick Marlowe 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.73 7 0 0 0.002 0.01 0.9
Team Totals 9 9 8 8 4 4 1 8.00 40 27 0 0 -0.350 0.80 -3.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: S Gromek (6; M Minoso); V Trucks (5; F House).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill McKinley, 1B - Charlie Berry, 2B - Red Flaherty, 3B - Jim Honochick.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 36,544.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago White Sox         Detroit Tigers
1 Chico Carrasquel SS 1 Harvey Kuenn SS
2 Nellie Fox 2B 2 Fred Hatfield 2B
3 Minnie Minoso LF 3 Bob Nieman LF
4 George Kell 1B 4 Ray Boone 3B
5 Jim Rivera RF 5 Walt Dropo 1B
6 Sherm Lollar C 6 Al Kaline RF
7 Cass Michaels 3B 7 Bill Tuttle CF
8 Johnny Groth CF 8 Frank House C
9 Virgil Trucks P 9 Steve Gromek P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-2 2 -23 RR DET B. Nieman V. Trucks -20% 47% Single to LF; House Scores; Hatfield Scores/unER
t4 2-2 2 1-- R CHW J. Groth S. Gromek 15% 62% Double to RF; Michaels Scores
t1 0-0 1 -2- R CHW M. Minoso S. Gromek 13% 65% Triple to RF; Carrasquel Scores
b4 2-3 0 1-3 O DET B. Tuttle V. Trucks 12% 53% Fielder's Choice SS; Dropo out at Hm/SS-C; Kaline to 2B
t7 3-2 1 -2- R CHW C. Carrasquel S. Gromek 10% 83% Single to RF; Groth Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CHW C. Carrasquel S. Gromek 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- CHW N. Fox S. Gromek 3% 56% Carrasquel Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O CHW N. Fox S. Gromek -4% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 -2- R CHW M. Minoso S. Gromek 13% 65% Triple to RF; Carrasquel Scores
t1 1-0 1 --3 RO CHW G. Kell S. Gromek 2% 67% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Minoso Scores
t1 2-0 2 --- O CHW J. Rivera S. Gromek -1% 66% Groundout: 1B-P
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn V. Trucks 2% 69% Popfly: SS
b1 0-2 1 --- DET F. Hatfield V. Trucks -3% 66% Walk
b1 0-2 1 1-- O DET B. Nieman V. Trucks 3% 69% Strikeout
b1 0-2 2 1-- O DET R. Boone V. Trucks 2% 71% Foul Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 6-7-8
t2 2-0 0 --- CHW S. Lollar S. Gromek 3% 74% Single to LF
t2 2-0 0 1-- O CHW C. Michaels S. Gromek -2% 71% Strikeout
t2 2-0 1 1-- CHW J. Groth S. Gromek 3% 74% Single to CF; Lollar to 2B
t2 2-0 1 12- O CHW V. Trucks S. Gromek -2% 72% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Lollar to 3B; Groth to 2B
t2 2-0 2 -23 O CHW C. Carrasquel S. Gromek -4% 67% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- O DET W. Dropo V. Trucks 2% 70% Flyball: RF
b2 0-2 1 --- O DET A. Kaline V. Trucks 2% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-2 2 --- O DET B. Tuttle V. Trucks 1% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- O CHW N. Fox S. Gromek -2% 71% Flyball: LF
t3 2-0 1 --- O CHW M. Minoso S. Gromek -1% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 2-0 2 --- O CHW G. Kell S. Gromek -1% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- DET F. House V. Trucks -4% 64% Single to RF
b3 0-2 0 1-- O DET S. Gromek V. Trucks 4% 68% Strikeout
b3 0-2 1 1-- O DET H. Kuenn V. Trucks 3% 72% Foul Lineout: RF
b3 0-2 2 1-- DET F. Hatfield V. Trucks -4% 67% Single to RF; House to 3B/Adv on E9 (throw); Hatfield to 2B
b3 0-2 2 -23 RR DET B. Nieman V. Trucks -20% 47% Single to LF; House Scores; Hatfield Scores/unER
b3 2-2 2 1-- O DET R. Boone V. Trucks 3% 50% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. White Sox 2, Tigers 2.
Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 5-6-7
t4 2-2 0 --- O CHW J. Rivera S. Gromek -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t4 2-2 1 --- O CHW S. Lollar S. Gromek -2% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-2 2 --- CHW C. Michaels S. Gromek 1% 47% Walk
t4 2-2 2 1-- R CHW J. Groth S. Gromek 15% 62% Double to RF; Michaels Scores
t4 3-2 2 -2- O CHW V. Trucks S. Gromek -3% 58% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 5-6-7
b4 2-3 0 --- DET W. Dropo V. Trucks -8% 50% Double to CF
b4 2-3 0 -2- DET A. Kaline V. Trucks -9% 41% Single to LF; Dropo to 3B
b4 2-3 0 1-3 O DET B. Tuttle V. Trucks 12% 53% Fielder's Choice SS; Dropo out at Hm/SS-C; Kaline to 2B
b4 2-3 1 12- O DET F. House V. Trucks 6% 59% Flyball: RF
b4 2-3 2 12- O DET S. Gromek V. Trucks 6% 65% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 3, Tigers 2.
Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 1-2-3
t5 3-2 0 --- CHW C. Carrasquel S. Gromek 7% 71% Double to LF
t5 3-2 0 -2- O CHW N. Fox S. Gromek -4% 67% Lineout: LF
t5 3-2 1 -2- O CHW M. Minoso S. Gromek -3% 64% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Carrasquel to 3B
t5 3-2 2 --3 O CHW G. Kell S. Gromek -4% 60% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 1-2-3
b5 2-3 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn V. Trucks 3% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 2-3 1 --- O DET F. Hatfield V. Trucks 2% 66% Strikeout
b5 2-3 2 --- DET B. Nieman V. Trucks -3% 62% Double to LF
b5 2-3 2 -2- O DET R. Boone V. Trucks 5% 67% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Tigers 2.
Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 5-6-7
t6 3-2 0 --- O CHW J. Rivera S. Gromek -2% 65% Flyball: RF
t6 3-2 1 --- O CHW S. Lollar S. Gromek -2% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 3-2 2 --- O CHW C. Michaels S. Gromek -1% 62% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 5-6-7
b6 2-3 0 --- DET W. Dropo V. Trucks -6% 55% Single to CF
Bud Souchock pinch runs for Walt Dropo (1B) batting 5th
b6 2-3 0 1-- O DET A. Kaline V. Trucks 3% 58% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Souchock to 2B
b6 2-3 1 -2- O DET B. Tuttle V. Trucks 6% 65% Flyball: CF
b6 2-3 2 -2- DET F. House V. Trucks -2% 63% Intentional Walk
b6 2-3 2 12- O DET S. Gromek V. Trucks 8% 71% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 3, Tigers 2.
Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 8-9-1
Wayne Belardi replaces Bud Souchock (PR) playing 1B batting 5th
t7 3-2 0 --- CHW J. Groth S. Gromek 4% 74% Single to CF
t7 3-2 0 1-- O CHW V. Trucks S. Gromek -1% 73% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Groth to 2B
t7 3-2 1 -2- R CHW C. Carrasquel S. Gromek 10% 83% Single to RF; Groth Scores
t7 4-2 1 1-- CHW N. Fox S. Gromek 5% 88% Double to LF; Carrasquel to 3B
t7 4-2 1 -23 CHW M. Minoso S. Gromek 0% 89% Intentional Walk
t7 4-2 1 123 RO CHW G. Kell S. Gromek 2% 90% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Carrasquel Scores
t7 5-2 2 12- RRR CHW J. Rivera S. Gromek 8% 98% Home Run; Fox Scores; Minoso Scores
t7 8-2 2 --- O CHW S. Lollar S. Gromek -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 8, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-8, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 1-2-3
Phil Cavarretta replaces George Kell playing 1B batting 4th
b7 2-8 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn V. Trucks 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 2-8 1 --- DET F. Hatfield V. Trucks -1% 98% Double to CF
b7 2-8 1 -2- O DET B. Nieman V. Trucks 1% 99% Flyball: LF
b7 2-8 2 -2- DET R. Boone V. Trucks -0% 98% Walk
b7 2-8 2 12- O DET W. Belardi V. Trucks 1% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 8, Tigers 2.
Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 8-2, Tigers' Dick Marlowe facing 7-8-9
Dick Marlowe replaces Steve Gromek pitching and batting 9th
t8 8-2 0 --- O CHW C. Michaels D. Marlowe -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 8-2 1 --- O CHW J. Groth D. Marlowe -0% 99% Flyball: CF
t8 8-2 2 --- O CHW V. Trucks D. Marlowe -0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 8, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-8, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 6-7-8
b8 2-8 0 --- O DET A. Kaline V. Trucks 0% 100% Strikeout
b8 2-8 1 --- O DET B. Tuttle V. Trucks 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 2-8 2 --- O DET F. House V. Trucks 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 8, Tigers 2.
Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 8-2, Tigers' Dick Marlowe facing 1-2-3
t9 8-2 0 --- O CHW C. Carrasquel D. Marlowe -0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 8-2 1 --- O CHW N. Fox D. Marlowe -0% 100% Popfly: 3B
t9 8-2 2 --- CHW M. Minoso D. Marlowe 0% 100% Walk
t9 8-2 2 1-- O CHW P. Cavarretta D. Marlowe -0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 8, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-8, White Sox' Virgil Trucks facing 9-1-2
Jim Delsing pinch hits for Dick Marlowe (P) batting 9th
b9 2-8 0 --- DET J. Delsing V. Trucks -0% 99% Walk
b9 2-8 0 1-- O DET H. Kuenn V. Trucks 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b9 2-8 1 1-- DET F. Hatfield V. Trucks -0% 99% Single to RF; Delsing to 2B
b9 2-8 1 12- OO DET B. Nieman V. Trucks 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 8, Tigers 2.

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