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@BOS
5
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@CHW
4
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5
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@OAK
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(11)
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4
Wednesday, September 27, 1972, 8:05
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 21,850, Time of Game: 3:31
Yankees
5
78-71
 Lost 1 
3rd, 3½ GB
at Tigers
6
81-68
 Won 1 
2nd, ½ GB
L: Sparky Lyle (8-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         3  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  0    5 10  0
Tigers          0  0  1   0  0  0   0  3  2    6 12  1
Winning Run scored with 1 out

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Horace Clarke 2B 5 1 2 0 1 2 .250 .636 0.002 0.43 0.037 -0.035 0.4 2 3
Roy White LF 4 1 1 0 2 0 .271 .749 0.032 0.54 0.062 -0.031 -0.0 1 0 SB
Bobby Murcer CF 4 0 2 2 2 2 .291 .888 0.087 0.63 0.124 -0.037 1.8 3 0 SB
Ron Blomberg 1B 0 1 0 0 1 0 .268 .843 0.009 1.20 0.009 0.000 0.1 1 0
   Felipe Alou PH-1B 4 0 0 0 1 0 .281 .734 -0.058 0.62 0.004 -0.062 -1.2 6 1
Johnny Callison RF 4 1 2 3 1 0 .258 .691 0.301 0.71 0.316 -0.015 3.3 4 0 HR,2B
Bernie Allen 3B 3 0 0 0 2 0 .231 .697 -0.040 0.48 0.011 -0.052 -0.6 0 2
   Hal Lanier 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .476 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Thurman Munson C 4 0 1 0 1 0 .286 .716 -0.002 0.27 0.013 -0.015 -0.2 6 0 IW
Gene Michael SS 4 0 0 0 1 0 .237 .581 -0.013 0.39 0.016 -0.029 -1.3 1 1 GDP
Steve Kline P 4 1 2 0 0 1 .096 .250 -0.033 0.59 0.015 -0.048 -0.7 1 1
   Sparky Lyle P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .190 .465 -0.012 0.51 0.000 -0.012 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 37 5 10 5 12 6 .270 .827 0.273 0.53 0.607 -0.336 1.4 25 8
2B: J Callison (10, off L LaGrow).
HR: J Callison (9, off J Coleman; 1st inn, 2 on, 2 outs to CF-RF).
IBB: T Munson (4, by L LaGrow).
TB: J Callison 6; S Kline 2; H Clarke 2; B Murcer 2; R White; T Munson.
GIDP: G Michael (10).
RBI: J Callison 3 (34); B Murcer 2 (92).
2-out RBI: J Callison 3; B Murcer 2.
Team LOB: 17.
With RISP: 3 for 18.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Allen-H Clarke-R Blomberg.
Baserunning
SB: B Murcer (11, 2nd base off C Zachary/D Sims); R White (23, 2nd base off J Coleman/D Sims).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dick McAuliffe 2B 3 0 0 1 1 0 .242 .692 0.009 0.83 0.036 -0.027 0.3 1 2
   Tony Taylor PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .295 .731 0.232 6.49 0.232 0.000 0.8
Al Kaline RF-1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 .290 .779 0.049 1.81 0.136 -0.087 -0.1 4 1 SF,GDP
Duke Sims C 5 1 2 1 0 1 .232 .674 0.202 1.65 0.236 -0.035 0.6 7 0
Norm Cash 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 .261 .782 -0.002 0.59 0.027 -0.029 0.0 5 1
   Frank Howard PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 .249 .723 0.099 2.48 0.099 0.000 1.0
   Joe Staton PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Chuck Seelbach P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .542 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jim Northrup LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .248 .657 -0.042 0.63 0.000 -0.042 -0.5 1 0
   Ike Brown PH-LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 .263 .760 0.121 3.97 0.121 0.000 0.6 0 0
Mickey Stanley CF 2 0 0 1 0 0 .233 .672 -0.102 1.93 0.000 -0.102 -0.4 1 0 SF,SH
Aurelio Rodriguez 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 .233 .620 -0.110 1.63 0.033 -0.143 -0.1 4 1
Ed Brinkman SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 .201 .530 0.143 1.32 0.172 -0.029 0.5 2 2
Joe Coleman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .104 .262 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Fred Scherman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .221 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Bill Slayback P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .348 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   John Hiller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tom Haller PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .613 -0.023 1.50 0.000 -0.023 -0.3
   John Gamble PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Lerrin LaGrow P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
   Gates Brown PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .681 -0.014 0.59 0.000 -0.014 -0.2
   Chris Zachary P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Willie Horton PH-RF 2 1 2 0 0 0 .227 .672 0.212 2.94 0.212 0.000 1.0 1 0
   Marv Lane PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Team Totals 33 6 12 6 3 4 .364 .758 0.774 1.66 1.304 -0.531 3.2 27 9
SF: M Stanley (8, off S Lyle); A Kaline (5, off S Lyle).
SH: M Stanley (3, off S Kline).
TB: A Kaline 2; W Horton 2; E Brinkman 2; D Sims 2; A Rodriguez; T Taylor; N Cash; F Howard.
GIDP: A Kaline (10).
RBI: A Kaline 2 (27); M Stanley (55); D Sims (28); F Howard (37); D McAuliffe (29).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. D McAuliffe-E Brinkman-N Cash.
E: D McAuliffe (12).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Kline 7.1 7 4 4 2 3 0 2.33 30 49 0.083 0.67 0.4
Sparky Lyle, BS (7), L (8-5) 1 5 2 2 1 1 0 1.98 9 2 2 -0.856 4.94 -3.6
Team Totals 8.1 12 6 6 3 4 0 6.48 39 49 2 2 -0.773 1.66 -3.2

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Coleman 1.1 3 3 3 5 4 1 2.74 12 35 -0.296 0.83 -3.0
Fred Scherman 1.1 3 2 2 1 0 0 3.64 9 2 0 -0.060 0.78 -1.2
Bill Slayback 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.24 1 2 0 -0.004 0.40 -0.3
John Hiller 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.29 1 3 0 0.015 0.62 0.7
Lerrin LaGrow 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 1.37 13 0 0 0.034 0.32 1.2
Chris Zachary 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 1.49 8 0 0 0.012 0.12 0.8
Chuck Seelbach, W (9-8) 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.98 5 0 0 0.027 0.61 0.4
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 12 6 1 5.00 49 35 7 0 -0.272 0.53 -1.4
B Slayback faced 1 batter in the 3rd inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: L LaGrow (2; T Munson).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Hank Soar, 2B - Frank Umont, 3B - Jim Odom.
Time of Game: 3:31.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 53° F, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Detroit Tigers
1 Horace Clarke 2B 1 Dick McAuliffe 2B
2 Roy White LF 2 Al Kaline RF
3 Bobby Murcer CF 3 Duke Sims C
4 Ron Blomberg 1B 4 Norm Cash 1B
5 Johnny Callison RF 5 Jim Northrup LF
6 Bernie Allen 3B 6 Mickey Stanley CF
7 Thurman Munson C 7 Aurelio Rodriguez 3B
8 Gene Michael SS 8 Ed Brinkman SS
9 Steve Kline P 9 Joe Coleman P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 2 12- RRR NYY J. Callison J. Coleman -28% 22% Home Run (CF-RF); White Scores; Blomberg Scores
b9 4-5 0 12- DET T. Taylor S. Lyle 23% 72% Single to 3B/Bunt; Brinkman to 3B; Lane to 2B
b9 4-5 0 1-- DET W. Horton S. Lyle 19% 48% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Brinkman to 2B
b9 5-5 1 1-3 R DET D. Sims S. Lyle 19% 100% Single to CF; Lane Scores; Taylor to 2B
b8 4-5 2 1-3 O DET A. Rodriguez S. Lyle -13% 14% Strikeout

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Joe Coleman facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYY H. Clarke J. Coleman 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- NYY R. White J. Coleman -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- O NYY B. Murcer J. Coleman 3% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 1-- NYY R. Blomberg J. Coleman -1% 51% White Steals 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- NYY R. Blomberg J. Coleman -1% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 2 12- RRR NYY J. Callison J. Coleman -28% 22% Home Run (CF-RF); White Scores; Blomberg Scores
t1 3-0 2 --- NYY B. Allen J. Coleman -1% 21% Walk
t1 3-0 2 1-- NYY T. Munson J. Coleman -1% 20% Single to CF; Allen to 2B
t1 3-0 2 12- NYY G. Michael J. Coleman -2% 19% Walk; Allen to 3B; Munson to 2B
t1 3-0 2 123 O NYY S. Kline J. Coleman 4% 22% Strikeout
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Yankees 3, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Yankees' Steve Kline facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- DET D. McAuliffe S. Kline 4% 26% Walk
b1 0-3 0 1-- OO DET A. Kaline S. Kline -7% 19% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b1 0-3 2 --- O DET D. Sims S. Kline -1% 19% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 3, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-0, Tigers' Joe Coleman facing 1-2-3
t2 3-0 0 --- O NYY H. Clarke J. Coleman 1% 20% Strikeout
t2 3-0 1 --- NYY R. White J. Coleman -1% 18% Walk
t2 3-0 1 1-- NYY B. Murcer J. Coleman -2% 17% Single to RF; White to 2B
Fred Scherman replaces Joe Coleman pitching and batting 9th
Felipe Alou pinch hits for Ron Blomberg (1B) batting 4th
t2 3-0 1 12- O NYY F. Alou F. Scherman 2% 19% Flyball: C
t2 3-0 2 12- NYY J. Callison F. Scherman -2% 17% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); White to 3B; Murcer to 2B
t2 3-0 2 123 O NYY B. Allen F. Scherman 4% 21% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Yankees 3, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Yankees' Steve Kline facing 4-5-6
Felipe Alou moves from PH to 1B
b2 0-3 0 --- O DET N. Cash S. Kline -2% 19% Strikeout
b2 0-3 1 --- O DET J. Northrup S. Kline -1% 18% Flyball: CF
b2 0-3 2 --- O DET M. Stanley S. Kline -1% 17% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 3, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-0, Tigers' Fred Scherman facing 7-8-9
t3 3-0 0 --- O NYY T. Munson F. Scherman 1% 18% Flyball: 3B
t3 3-0 1 --- O NYY G. Michael F. Scherman 1% 19% Flyball: RF
t3 3-0 2 --- NYY S. Kline F. Scherman -1% 18% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t3 3-0 2 1-- NYY H. Clarke F. Scherman -1% 17% Walk; Kline to 2B
t3 3-0 2 12- NYY R. White F. Scherman -1% 16% Single to LF; Kline to 3B; Clarke to 2B
t3 3-0 2 123 RR NYY B. Murcer F. Scherman -9% 7% Single to RF; Kline Scores; Clarke Scores; White to 3B
Bill Slayback replaces Fred Scherman pitching and batting 9th
t3 5-0 2 1-3 NYY F. Alou B. Slayback -0% 6% Walk; Murcer to 2B
John Hiller replaces Bill Slayback pitching and batting 9th
t3 5-0 2 123 O NYY J. Callison J. Hiller 1% 8% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-5, Yankees' Steve Kline facing 7-8-9
b3 0-5 0 --- DET A. Rodriguez S. Kline 2% 10% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b3 0-5 0 1-- DET E. Brinkman S. Kline 4% 14% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Rodriguez to 2B
Tom Haller pinch hits for John Hiller (P) batting 9th
b3 0-5 0 12- O DET T. Haller S. Kline -2% 12% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Rodriguez to 3B
John Gamble pinch runs for Tom Haller (PH) batting 9th
b3 0-5 1 1-3 RO DET D. McAuliffe S. Kline -0% 11% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Rodriguez Scores; Gamble to 2B
b3 1-5 2 -2- O DET A. Kaline S. Kline -2% 9% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 1.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-1, Tigers' Lerrin LaGrow facing 6-7-8
Lerrin LaGrow replaces John Gamble (PR) pitching and batting 9th
t4 5-1 0 --- O NYY B. Allen L. LaGrow 1% 10% Flyball: CF
t4 5-1 1 --- O NYY T. Munson L. LaGrow 0% 10% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 5-1 2 --- O NYY G. Michael L. LaGrow 0% 11% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Yankees' Steve Kline facing 3-4-5
b4 1-5 0 --- O DET D. Sims S. Kline -2% 9% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-5 1 --- O DET N. Cash S. Kline -1% 8% Lineout: RF
b4 1-5 2 --- O DET J. Northrup S. Kline -1% 8% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 1.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-1, Tigers' Lerrin LaGrow facing 9-1-2
t5 5-1 0 --- NYY S. Kline L. LaGrow -1% 7% Single to LF
t5 5-1 0 1-- NYY H. Clarke L. LaGrow -1% 5% Single to CF; Kline to 2B
t5 5-1 0 12- O NYY R. White L. LaGrow 1% 7% Lineout: RF
t5 5-1 1 12- O NYY B. Murcer L. LaGrow 1% 8% Strikeout
t5 5-1 2 12- O NYY F. Alou L. LaGrow 1% 9% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Yankees' Steve Kline facing 6-7-8
b5 1-5 0 --- O DET M. Stanley S. Kline -1% 7% Flyball: RF
b5 1-5 1 --- O DET A. Rodriguez S. Kline -1% 6% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 1-5 2 --- O DET E. Brinkman S. Kline -0% 6% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 1.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-1, Tigers' Lerrin LaGrow facing 5-6-7
t6 5-1 0 --- NYY J. Callison L. LaGrow -1% 4% Double to LF
t6 5-1 0 -2- O NYY B. Allen L. LaGrow 1% 5% Foul Flyball: 3B
t6 5-1 1 -2- NYY T. Munson L. LaGrow -0% 5% Intentional Walk
t6 5-1 1 12- O NYY G. Michael L. LaGrow 1% 6% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Callison to 3B
t6 5-1 2 1-3 O NYY S. Kline L. LaGrow 1% 7% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Yankees' Steve Kline facing 9-1-2
Gates Brown pinch hits for Lerrin LaGrow (P) batting 9th
b6 1-5 0 --- O DET G. Brown S. Kline -1% 5% Lineout: LF
b6 1-5 1 --- O DET D. McAuliffe S. Kline -1% 5% Groundout: 1B-P
b6 1-5 2 --- DET A. Kaline S. Kline 1% 5% Single to SS
b6 1-5 2 1-- O DET D. Sims S. Kline -1% 4% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 1.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-1, Tigers' Chris Zachary facing 1-2-3
Chris Zachary replaces Gates Brown (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 5-1 0 --- O NYY H. Clarke C. Zachary 0% 4% Lineout: 3B
t7 5-1 1 --- O NYY R. White C. Zachary 0% 5% Foul Flyball: 3B
t7 5-1 2 --- NYY B. Murcer C. Zachary -0% 5% Walk
t7 5-1 2 1-- NYY F. Alou C. Zachary -0% 4% Murcer Steals 2B
t7 5-1 2 -2- O NYY F. Alou C. Zachary 1% 5% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Yankees' Steve Kline facing 4-5-6
b7 1-5 0 --- DET N. Cash S. Kline 3% 8% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b7 1-5 0 1-- O DET J. Northrup S. Kline -2% 5% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b7 1-5 1 1-- O DET M. Stanley S. Kline -1% 4% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Cash to 2B
b7 1-5 2 -2- DET A. Rodriguez S. Kline 1% 5% Walk
b7 1-5 2 12- O DET E. Brinkman S. Kline -2% 2% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 1.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-1, Tigers' Chris Zachary facing 5-6-7
t8 5-1 0 --- NYY J. Callison C. Zachary -0% 2% Walk
t8 5-1 0 1-- NYY B. Allen C. Zachary -1% 2% Walk; Callison to 2B
t8 5-1 0 12- O NYY T. Munson C. Zachary 0% 2% Flyball: RF; Callison to 3B
t8 5-1 1 1-3 OO NYY G. Michael C. Zachary 1% 3% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Yankees' Steve Kline facing 9-1-2
Hal Lanier replaces Bernie Allen playing 3B batting 6th
Willie Horton pinch hits for Chris Zachary (P) batting 9th
b8 1-5 0 --- DET W. Horton S. Kline 2% 5% Single to RF
b8 1-5 0 1-- O DET D. McAuliffe S. Kline -2% 4% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Horton to 2B
b8 1-5 1 -2- R DET A. Kaline S. Kline 3% 7% Single to LF; Horton Scores
b8 2-5 1 1-- DET D. Sims S. Kline 5% 12% Single to RF; Kaline to 2B
Sparky Lyle replaces Steve Kline pitching and batting 9th
Frank Howard pinch hits for Norm Cash (1B) batting 4th
b8 2-5 1 12- R DET F. Howard S. Lyle 10% 22% Single to LF; Kaline Scores; Sims to 2B
Ike Brown pinch hits for Jim Northrup (LF) batting 5th
Joe Staton pinch runs for Frank Howard (PH) batting 4th
b8 3-5 1 12- DET I. Brown S. Lyle 12% 34% Walk; Sims to 3B; Staton to 2B
b8 3-5 1 123 RO DET M. Stanley S. Lyle -7% 27% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Sims Scores; Staton to 3B
b8 4-5 2 1-3 O DET A. Rodriguez S. Lyle -13% 14% Strikeout
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 4.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-4, Tigers' Chuck Seelbach facing 9-1-2
Chuck Seelbach replaces Joe Staton (PR) pitching and batting 4th
Al Kaline moves from RF to 1B
Ike Brown moves from PH to LF
Willie Horton moves from PH to RF
t9 5-4 0 --- O NYY S. Lyle C. Seelbach 1% 15% Strikeout
t9 5-4 1 --- NYY H. Clarke C. Seelbach -1% 14% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t9 5-4 1 1-- O NYY R. White C. Seelbach 2% 15% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t9 5-4 2 1-- NYY B. Murcer C. Seelbach -1% 14% Walk; White to 2B
t9 5-4 2 12- O NYY F. Alou C. Seelbach 2% 16% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 4-5, Yankees' Sparky Lyle facing 8-9-1
b9 4-5 0 --- DET E. Brinkman S. Lyle 13% 30% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b9 4-5 0 1-- DET W. Horton S. Lyle 19% 48% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Brinkman to 2B
Tony Taylor pinch hits for Dick McAuliffe (2B) batting 1st
Marv Lane pinch runs for Willie Horton (RF) batting 9th
b9 4-5 0 12- DET T. Taylor S. Lyle 23% 72% Single to 3B/Bunt; Brinkman to 3B; Lane to 2B
b9 4-5 0 123 RO DET A. Kaline S. Lyle 10% 81% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Brinkman Scores; Lane to 3B
b9 5-5 1 1-3 R DET D. Sims S. Lyle 19% 100% Single to CF; Lane Scores; Taylor to 2B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 5, Tigers 6.

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  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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