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Standings
BOS
@CHW
2
4
BAL
@CLE
1
5
WSH
@DET
4
7
NYY
@KCA
11
6
MLN
@BRO
13
8
CIN
@NYG
0
5
CHC
@PHI
2
13
STL
@PIT
3
4
 
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Wednesday, August 31, 1955,
, Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 4,566, Time of Game: 2:03
Senators
4
46-81
 Lost 2 
7th, 31½ GB
at Tigers
7
67-65
 Won 2 
5th, 13 GB
W: Frank Lary (13-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Senators        1  0  2   0  0  0   1  0  0    4  9  2
Tigers          1  0  1   0  1  0   4  0  X    7  8  0

Washington Senators

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Yost 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .221 .390 .361 .751 -0.147 1.28 0.000 -0.147 -1.2 0 2
Pete Runnels 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .281 .355 .340 .695 0.133 1.17 0.182 -0.049 0.3 1 4
Mickey Vernon 1B 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .290 .365 .439 .804 0.079 0.92 0.125 -0.046 0.6 11 0 2B
Roy Sievers LF 3 0 2 2 1 0 4 .270 .374 .494 .868 0.192 1.27 0.270 -0.078 1.9 2 0 2B,CS
Carlos Paula RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .315 .349 .489 .838 0.017 1.09 0.079 -0.062 -0.1 0 0
Clint Courtney C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .315 .369 .426 .795 -0.140 1.30 0.000 -0.140 -1.3 5 0
Tom Umphlett CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .207 .263 .261 .523 -0.107 1.15 0.000 -0.107 -0.9 5 0
Jose Valdivielso SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .236 .268 .342 .610 0.038 0.80 0.059 -0.022 0.2 0 2
   Ernie Oravetz PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .297 .354 .328 .682 -0.004 0.14 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
Johnny Schmitz P 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 .176 .176 .235 .412 0.022 1.45 0.069 -0.047 0.2 0 2 2B,SH
   Ted Abernathy P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 9 4 1 1 35 .273 .294 .364 .658 0.083 1.13 0.784 -0.702 -0.4 24 10
2B: M Vernon (20, off F Lary); J Schmitz (3, off F Lary); R Sievers (17, off F Lary).
SH: J Schmitz (3, off F Lary).
TB: R Sievers 3; M Vernon 3; J Schmitz 2; P Runnels 2; C Paula; J Valdivielso.
RBI: R Sievers 2 (87); P Runnels (40); M Vernon (74).
2-out RBI: R Sievers 2; P Runnels; M Vernon.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
E: C Courtney (5); J Valdivielso (16).
Baserunning
CS: R Sievers (3, 3rd base by F Lary/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 3 2 2 1 0 0 4 .305 .342 .412 .754 0.270 1.35 0.310 -0.040 1.8 1 1 3B,2B,SB,HBP
Bill Tuttle CF 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .275 .353 .408 .761 0.244 1.79 0.331 -0.088 1.1 2 0 2B
Al Kaline RF 3 1 0 1 0 0 4 .348 .429 .560 .989 -0.036 1.65 0.044 -0.080 -0.2 1 0 SF
Jack Phillips 1B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .290 .356 .430 .786 0.005 0.97 0.049 -0.043 0.0 13 0
   Earl Torgeson PH-1B 1 1 1 3 0 0 1 .277 .390 .403 .793 0.348 3.20 0.348 0.000 2.6 2 1 HR
Ray Boone 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .283 .345 .468 .813 -0.095 1.00 0.000 -0.095 -0.8 2 4
Bubba Phillips LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .247 .303 .329 .632 -0.039 0.76 0.018 -0.057 -0.6 1 1
Frank House C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .262 .315 .434 .750 -0.074 0.71 0.003 -0.077 -0.3 2 1
Harry Malmberg 2B 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .216 .305 .261 .567 0.049 1.10 0.099 -0.050 0.3 2 4
Frank Lary P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .203 .247 .232 .478 -0.049 2.00 0.000 -0.049 -0.4 0 4 SH
   Reno Bertoia PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .255 .311 .566 -0.035 1.40 0.000 -0.035 -0.2
   Jim Bunning P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .154 .154 .154 .308 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.3 1 0
Team Totals 31 7 8 7 2 5 36 .258 .314 .484 .798 0.584 1.26 1.202 -0.618 3.1 27 16
2B: H Kuenn (33, off J Schmitz); B Tuttle (19, off J Schmitz).
3B: H Kuenn (4, off J Schmitz).
HR: E Torgeson (10, off T Abernathy, 7th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: A Kaline (5, off J Schmitz).
SH: F Lary (5, off J Schmitz).
HBP: H Kuenn (1, by J Schmitz).
TB: H Kuenn 5; E Torgeson 4; B Tuttle 3; H Malmberg; B Phillips; F House.
RBI: E Torgeson 3 (60); B Tuttle 2 (66); A Kaline (91); H Kuenn (48).
2-out RBI: E Torgeson 3; B Tuttle 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: B Phillips (P Runnels at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: H Kuenn (5, 2nd base off J Schmitz/C Courtney).

Washington Senators

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Johnny Schmitz, L (6-8) 6.2 6 5 3 2 2 0 3.48 29 46 -0.220 1.35 -0.9
Ted Abernathy 1.1 2 2 0 0 3 1 5.97 7 1 1 -0.363 0.85 -2.2
Team Totals 8 8 7 3 2 5 1 3.38 36 46 1 1 -0.583 1.26 -3.1

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Frank Lary, W (13-12) 7 9 4 4 1 1 0 3.34 29 43 -0.156 1.27 -0.6
Jim Bunning, S (1) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.86 6 0 0 0.073 0.48 1.0
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 1 1 0 4.00 35 43 0 0 -0.083 1.13 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Schmitz (7; H Kuenn).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eddie Hurley, 1B - Hank Soar, 2B - Ed Runge, 3B - Bill Summers.
Time of Game: 2:03.
Attendance: 4,566.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Washington Senators         Detroit Tigers
1 Eddie Yost 3B 1 Harvey Kuenn SS
2 Pete Runnels 2B 2 Bill Tuttle CF
3 Mickey Vernon 1B 3 Al Kaline RF
4 Roy Sievers LF 4 Jack Phillips 1B
5 Carlos Paula RF 5 Ray Boone 3B
6 Clint Courtney C 6 Bubba Phillips LF
7 Tom Umphlett CF 7 Frank House C
8 Jose Valdivielso SS 8 Harry Malmberg 2B
9 Johnny Schmitz P 9 Frank Lary P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 4-4 2 1-3 RRR DET E. Torgeson T. Abernathy 35% 94% Home Run; Tuttle Scores/unER; Kaline Scores/unER; Torgeson Scores/unER
b7 3-4 2 --3 R DET B. Tuttle J. Schmitz 23% 56% Double to CF; Kuenn Scores
t7 3-3 2 -2- RO WSH P. Runnels F. Lary -17% 36% Single to LF; Valdivielso Scores; Runnels out at 2B/LF-P-2B-1B
b5 2-3 1 -2- R DET H. Kuenn J. Schmitz 15% 59% Double to RF; Malmberg Scores
t3 2-1 2 1-- R WSH R. Sievers F. Lary -12% 29% Double to RF; Vernon Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O WSH E. Yost F. Lary 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O WSH P. Runnels F. Lary 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- WSH M. Vernon F. Lary -2% 52% Double to CF
t1 0-0 2 -2- R WSH R. Sievers F. Lary -10% 41% Single to CF; Vernon Scores; Sievers to 2B/Adv on throw
t1 1-0 2 -2- O WSH C. Paula F. Lary 3% 44% Foul Flyball: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Senators' Johnny Schmitz facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- DET H. Kuenn J. Schmitz 4% 48% Hit By Pitch
b1 0-1 0 1-- DET B. Tuttle J. Schmitz 6% 54% Kuenn Steals 2B; Kuenn to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
b1 0-1 0 --3 O DET B. Tuttle J. Schmitz -5% 49% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 1 --3 RO DET A. Kaline J. Schmitz 2% 51% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Kuenn Scores/unER
b1 1-1 2 --- O DET J. Phillips J. Schmitz -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Senators 1, Tigers 1.
Top of the 2nd, Senators Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 6-7-8
t2 1-1 0 --- O WSH C. Courtney F. Lary 2% 52% Lineout: 2B
t2 1-1 1 --- O WSH T. Umphlett F. Lary 2% 54% Lineout: CF
t2 1-1 2 --- O WSH J. Valdivielso F. Lary 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 1, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Senators' Johnny Schmitz facing 5-6-7
b2 1-1 0 --- O DET R. Boone J. Schmitz -2% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 1-1 1 --- O DET B. Phillips J. Schmitz -2% 51% Strikeout
b2 1-1 2 --- O DET F. House J. Schmitz -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 1, Tigers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Senators Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 9-1-2
t3 1-1 0 --- WSH J. Schmitz F. Lary -7% 43% Double to RF
t3 1-1 0 -2- O WSH E. Yost F. Lary 5% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-1 1 -2- O WSH P. Runnels F. Lary 3% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B; Schmitz to 3B
t3 1-1 2 --3 R WSH M. Vernon F. Lary -10% 41% Single to LF; Schmitz Scores
t3 2-1 2 1-- R WSH R. Sievers F. Lary -12% 29% Double to RF; Vernon Scores
t3 3-1 2 -2- O WSH C. Paula F. Lary 3% 32% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 3, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-3, Senators' Johnny Schmitz facing 8-9-1
b3 1-3 0 --- DET H. Malmberg J. Schmitz 4% 36% Single to RF
b3 1-3 0 1-- O DET F. Lary J. Schmitz -2% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B; Malmberg to 2B
b3 1-3 1 -2- O DET H. Kuenn J. Schmitz -4% 30% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-3 2 -2- R DET B. Tuttle J. Schmitz 10% 40% Single to CF; Malmberg Scores
b3 2-3 2 1-- O DET A. Kaline J. Schmitz -3% 37% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 3, Tigers 2.
Top of the 4th, Senators Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 6-7-8
t4 3-2 0 --- O WSH C. Courtney F. Lary 2% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 3-2 1 --- O WSH T. Umphlett F. Lary 2% 41% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 3-2 2 --- O WSH J. Valdivielso F. Lary 1% 42% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 3, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Senators' Johnny Schmitz facing 4-5-6
b4 2-3 0 --- DET J. Phillips J. Schmitz 5% 47% Walk
b4 2-3 0 1-- O DET R. Boone J. Schmitz -5% 43% Flyball: CF
b4 2-3 1 1-- O DET B. Phillips J. Schmitz -4% 39% Lineout: LF
b4 2-3 2 1-- O DET F. House J. Schmitz -3% 36% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 3, Tigers 2.
Top of the 5th, Senators Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 9-1-2
t5 3-2 0 --- O WSH J. Schmitz F. Lary 2% 38% Groundout: P-1B
t5 3-2 1 --- O WSH E. Yost F. Lary 2% 40% Flyball: RF
t5 3-2 2 --- WSH P. Runnels F. Lary -1% 38% Single to CF
t5 3-2 2 1-- O WSH M. Vernon F. Lary 2% 41% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 3, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Senators' Johnny Schmitz facing 8-9-1
b5 2-3 0 --- DET H. Malmberg J. Schmitz 6% 46% Walk
b5 2-3 0 1-- O DET F. Lary J. Schmitz -3% 44% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Malmberg to 2B
b5 2-3 1 -2- R DET H. Kuenn J. Schmitz 15% 59% Double to RF; Malmberg Scores
b5 3-3 1 -2- O DET B. Tuttle J. Schmitz -4% 55% Groundout: SS-1B; Kuenn to 3B
b5 3-3 2 --3 O DET A. Kaline J. Schmitz -5% 50% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 3, Tigers 3.
Top of the 6th, Senators Batting, Tied 3-3, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 4-5-6
t6 3-3 0 --- WSH R. Sievers F. Lary -5% 45% Walk
t6 3-3 0 1-- WSH C. Paula F. Lary -8% 37% Single to CF; Sievers to 2B
t6 3-3 0 12- O WSH C. Courtney F. Lary 8% 44% Foul Flyball: 1B
t6 3-3 1 12- O WSH T. Umphlett F. Lary 6% 51% Flyball: SS
t6 3-3 2 12- O WSH J. Valdivielso F. Lary 6% 57% Sievers Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 3, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Tied 3-3, Senators' Johnny Schmitz facing 4-5-6
b6 3-3 0 --- O DET J. Phillips J. Schmitz -3% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 3-3 1 --- O DET R. Boone J. Schmitz -2% 52% Flyball: LF
b6 3-3 2 --- DET B. Phillips J. Schmitz 2% 54% Single to RF
b6 3-3 2 1-- O DET F. House J. Schmitz -4% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 3, Tigers 3.
Top of the 7th, Senators Batting, Tied 3-3, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 8-9-1
t7 3-3 0 --- WSH J. Valdivielso F. Lary -6% 44% Single to RF
t7 3-3 0 1-- O WSH J. Schmitz F. Lary 2% 46% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Valdivielso to 2B
t7 3-3 1 -2- O WSH E. Yost F. Lary 6% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t7 3-3 2 -2- RO WSH P. Runnels F. Lary -17% 36% Single to LF; Valdivielso Scores; Runnels out at 2B/LF-P-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 4, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-4, Senators' Johnny Schmitz facing 8-9-1
b7 3-4 0 --- O DET H. Malmberg J. Schmitz -5% 31% Groundout: 3B-1B
Reno Bertoia pinch hits for Frank Lary (P) batting 9th
b7 3-4 1 --- O DET R. Bertoia J. Schmitz -3% 27% Lineout: CF
b7 3-4 2 --- DET H. Kuenn J. Schmitz 6% 33% Triple to CF
b7 3-4 2 --3 R DET B. Tuttle J. Schmitz 23% 56% Double to CF; Kuenn Scores
Ted Abernathy replaces Johnny Schmitz pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-4 2 -2- DET A. Kaline T. Abernathy 2% 59% Fielder's Choice 3B; Tuttle to 3B/Adv on E6; Kaline to 1B
Earl Torgeson pinch hits for Jack Phillips (1B) batting 4th
b7 4-4 2 1-3 RRR DET E. Torgeson T. Abernathy 35% 94% Home Run; Tuttle Scores/unER; Kaline Scores/unER; Torgeson Scores/unER
b7 7-4 2 --- O DET R. Boone T. Abernathy -0% 93% Strikeout Looking
4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Senators 4, Tigers 7.
Top of the 8th, Senators Batting, Behind 4-7, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 3-4-5
Jim Bunning replaces Reno Bertoia (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Earl Torgeson moves from PH to 1B
t8 4-7 0 --- O WSH M. Vernon J. Bunning 2% 95% Groundout: 1B-P
t8 4-7 1 --- O WSH R. Sievers J. Bunning 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 4-7 2 --- O WSH C. Paula J. Bunning 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 4, Tigers 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 7-4, Senators' Ted Abernathy facing 6-7-8
b8 7-4 0 --- O DET B. Phillips T. Abernathy -0% 97% Strikeout
b8 7-4 1 --- DET F. House T. Abernathy 0% 97% Single to RF
b8 7-4 1 1-- O DET H. Malmberg T. Abernathy -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B; House to 2B
b8 7-4 2 -2- O DET J. Bunning T. Abernathy -0% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 4, Tigers 7.
Top of the 9th, Senators Batting, Behind 4-7, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 6-7-8
t9 4-7 0 --- O WSH C. Courtney J. Bunning 2% 99% Flyball: 3B
t9 4-7 1 --- O WSH T. Umphlett J. Bunning 1% 100% Foul Flyball: C
Ernie Oravetz pinch hits for Jose Valdivielso (SS) batting 8th
t9 4-7 2 --- O WSH E. Oravetz J. Bunning 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 4, Tigers 7.

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