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Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 7:07PM
, Comerica Park
Attendance: 25,914, Time of Game: 3:14
Red Sox
5
30-22
 Won 2 
2nd, 1 GB
at Tigers
1
28-22
 Lost 1 
1st
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         1  0  2   0  0  2   0  0  0    5 10  0
Tigers          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  9  1

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dustin Pedroia 2B 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .325 .416 .437 .852 24 14 0.005 1.38 0.118 -0.113 0.2 2 5 2B
J.D. Drew RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .253 .360 .468 .829 20 14 0.047 0.84 0.106 -0.059 -0.1 3 1
Kevin Youkilis 1B 3 0 0 1 1 0 5 .358 .476 .657 1.133 24 13 -0.034 0.98 0.073 -0.107 -0.0 6 0 HBP,GDP
Jason Bay LF 5 1 1 2 0 1 5 .286 .410 .632 1.042 14 10 0.125 0.72 0.184 -0.059 0.2 2 0 HR
Mike Lowell 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .300 .324 .512 .836 23 16 -0.032 0.49 0.020 -0.052 -0.7 0 0
David Ortiz DH 5 0 1 0 0 3 5 .186 .282 .284 .566 21 15 -0.041 0.51 0.026 -0.067 -0.8 GDP
Jason Varitek C 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .248 .337 .532 .869 17 9 0.044 0.64 0.063 -0.019 0.6 10 0 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury CF 3 0 3 0 1 0 4 .309 .346 .378 .724 16 7 0.122 0.95 0.122 0.000 1.6 3 0 SB,IW
Nick Green SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .290 .356 .411 .767 13 7 -0.070 1.35 0.042 -0.112 -1.0 0 0
Daisuke Matsuzaka P 1 2
   Manny Delcarmen P 0 1
   Hideki Okajima P 0 0
   Ramon Ramirez P 0 0
   Jonathan Papelbon P 0 0
Team Totals 36 5 10 5 5 5 42 .278 .381 .417 .798 172 105 0.166 0.87 0.754 -0.588 0.1 27 9
2B: D Pedroia (16, off R Porcello); J Varitek (10, off B Lyon).
HR: J Bay (16, off R Porcello, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
IBB: J Ellsbury (2, by B Lyon).
HBP: K Youkilis (6, by B Lyon).
TB: J Bay 4; J Varitek 3; J Ellsbury 3; D Pedroia 2; J Drew 2; D Ortiz.
GIDP: D Ortiz (5); K Youkilis (5).
RBI: J Bay 2 (51); K Youkilis (32); D Pedroia (21); J Drew (24).
2-out RBI: K Youkilis.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 3. J Drew-D Pedroia-K Youkilis; D Pedroia-K Youkilis; D Matsuzaka-D Pedroia-K Youkilis.
Outfield Assists: J Drew (C Granderson at 1st base).
Baserunning
SB: J Ellsbury (22, 2nd base off R Porcello/G Laird).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Clete Thomas RF 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .273 .360 .455 .815 20 11 -0.096 1.43 0.037 -0.133 -0.8 0 0
Placido Polanco 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .255 .294 .359 .653 13 9 -0.046 1.43 0.056 -0.103 -0.3 2 4
Magglio Ordonez DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .279 .358 .355 .712 17 10 -0.144 1.28 0.030 -0.174 -1.5 GDP
Miguel Cabrera 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .358 .420 .578 .998 17 11 0.026 1.00 0.109 -0.082 0.4 16 1
Curtis Granderson CF 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .267 .346 .495 .842 23 14 0.117 1.03 0.131 -0.013 1.2 0 0 SB
Brandon Inge 3B 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 .269 .360 .509 .869 17 12 -0.011 1.51 0.099 -0.109 -0.3 1 5
Josh Anderson LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .265 .308 .337 .644 18 15 -0.190 1.73 0.000 -0.190 -1.8 2 0
Gerald Laird C 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .229 .327 .328 .655 18 11 0.069 0.90 0.082 -0.013 0.5 6 0
   Jeff Larish PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .246 .382 .508 .890 5 3 -0.064 3.01 0.000 -0.064 -0.8
Ramon Santiago SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .296 .326 .481 .807 22 15 0.004 1.34 0.080 -0.076 -0.5 0 5
Rick Porcello P 0 0
   Ryan Perry P 0 0
   Brandon Lyon P 0 2
   Nate Robertson P 0 0
Team Totals 33 1 9 1 3 10 36 .273 .333 .273 .606 170 111 -0.335 1.33 0.624 -0.957 -3.9 27 17
TB: C Granderson 3; M Cabrera 2; B Inge; G Laird; M Ordonez; P Polanco.
GIDP: M Ordonez (7).
RBI: M Cabrera (38).
2-out RBI: M Cabrera.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Cabrera-R Santiago-M Cabrera-B Inge; B Inge-P Polanco-M Cabrera.
E: R Santiago (3).
Baserunning
SB: C Granderson (9, 2nd base off D Matsuzaka/J Varitek).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Daisuke Matsuzaka, W (1-3) 5 6 1 1 3 6 0 7.17 21 96 61 34 9 18 4 8 7 0 54 0.199 1.49 1.7
Manny Delcarmen 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.17 3 14 10 5 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.042 0.53 0.5
Hideki Okajima 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.31 4 15 10 8 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.056 0.54 0.8
Ramon Ramirez 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.35 2 10 6 2 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.015 0.28 0.3
Jonathan Papelbon 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 2.35 6 35 24 16 5 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 0.021 2.01 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 1 1 3 10 0 1.00 36 170 111 65 17 29 7 16 9 0 54 0 0 0.333 1.33 3.9

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Porcello, L (6-4) 4.1 8 3 3 1 2 1 3.70 21 84 53 30 4 19 12 6 3 0 36 -0.115 1.13 -0.8
Ryan Perry 1 1 2 2 3 1 0 3.38 7 36 17 10 1 6 1 2 1 0 1 0 -0.086 1.01 -1.5
Brandon Lyon 2.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 5.70 11 42 27 18 2 7 6 2 1 0 3 1 0.030 0.47 1.7
Nate Robertson 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.20 3 10 8 4 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.005 0.06 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 5 5 1 5.00 42 172 105 62 8 35 20 11 5 0 36 4 1 -0.166 0.87 -0.1
Balks: None.
WP: D Matsuzaka (6).
HBP: B Lyon (2; K Youkilis).
IBB: B Lyon (5; J Ellsbury).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Tschida, 1B - Bob Davidson, 2B - Jeff Nelson, 3B - Mark Carlson.
Time of Game: 3:14.
Attendance: 25,914.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 63° F, Wind 1mph from Left to Right, Sunny.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 1-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR BOS J. Bay R. Porcello 18% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Drew Scores
b1 0-1 0 12- 3,(2-0)  OO DET M. Ordonez D. Matsuzaka 11% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B (Front of Home); Thomas to 3B
b9 1-5 0 12- 5,(2-2)  DET B. Inge J. Papelbon -10% 81% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Cabrera to 3B; Granderson to 2B
b1 0-1 2 --3 6,(3-2)  R DET M. Cabrera D. Matsuzaka -8% 48% Single to LF (Line Drive); Thomas Scores
b5 1-3 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  DET R. Santiago D. Matsuzaka -8% 57% Walk; Laird to 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, Tigers' Rick Porcello facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS D. Pedroia R. Porcello 6% 56% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  R BOS J. Drew R. Porcello 7% 62% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Pedroia Scores
t1 1-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO BOS K. Youkilis R. Porcello -7% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t1 1-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Bay R. Porcello -1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  DET C. Thomas D. Matsuzaka -4% 51% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  DET P. Polanco D. Matsuzaka -6% 45% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Thomas to 2B
b1 0-1 0 12- 3,(2-0)  OO DET M. Ordonez D. Matsuzaka 11% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B (Front of Home); Thomas to 3B
b1 0-1 2 --3 6,(3-2)  R DET M. Cabrera D. Matsuzaka -8% 48% Single to LF (Line Drive); Thomas Scores
b1 1-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  DET C. Granderson D. Matsuzaka -3% 45% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Cabrera to 3B
b1 1-1 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  DET B. Inge D. Matsuzaka -1% 44% Granderson Steals 2B
b1 1-1 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O DET B. Inge D. Matsuzaka 6% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 1, Tigers 1.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Rick Porcello facing 5-6-7
t2 1-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS M. Lowell R. Porcello -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  BOS D. Ortiz R. Porcello 3% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t2 1-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  BOS J. Varitek R. Porcello 4% 54% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Ortiz to 2B
t2 1-1 1 12- 2,(1-0)  BOS J. Ellsbury R. Porcello 6% 60% Single to P (Ground Ball to Front of Home); Ortiz to 3B; Varitek to 2B
t2 1-1 1 123 2,(0-1)  O BOS N. Green R. Porcello -8% 52% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B)
t2 1-1 2 123 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia R. Porcello -8% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 1, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 7-8-9
b2 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET J. Anderson D. Matsuzaka 2% 47% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
b2 1-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  DET G. Laird D. Matsuzaka -3% 45% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b2 1-1 1 1-- 6,(0-2)  O DET R. Santiago D. Matsuzaka 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-P (2B-1B); Laird to 2B
b2 1-1 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  DET C. Thomas D. Matsuzaka -0% 46% Wild Pitch; Laird to 3B
b2 1-1 2 --3 7,(3-2)  O DET C. Thomas D. Matsuzaka 4% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Tigers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Rick Porcello facing 2-3-4
t3 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS J. Drew R. Porcello 4% 54% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t3 1-1 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis R. Porcello -4% 50% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
t3 1-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR BOS J. Bay R. Porcello 18% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Drew Scores
t3 3-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  BOS M. Lowell R. Porcello 2% 71% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t3 3-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO BOS D. Ortiz R. Porcello -4% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B-3B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 2-3-4
b3 1-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET P. Polanco D. Matsuzaka 3% 69% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  DET M. Ordonez D. Matsuzaka -3% 66% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b3 1-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO DET M. Cabrera D. Matsuzaka 6% 72% Line Drive Double Play: 2B; Ordonez out at 1B/2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Tigers 1.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Tigers' Rick Porcello facing 7-8-9
t4 3-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Varitek R. Porcello -2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 3-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS J. Ellsbury R. Porcello 2% 72% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 3-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  BOS N. Green R. Porcello 1% 74% Ellsbury Steals 2B
t4 3-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O BOS N. Green R. Porcello -2% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B; Ellsbury to 3B
t4 3-1 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia R. Porcello -3% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 5-6-7
b4 1-3 0 --- 7,(2-2)  DET C. Granderson D. Matsuzaka -5% 63% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b4 1-3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O DET B. Inge D. Matsuzaka 4% 68% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO DET J. Anderson D. Matsuzaka 7% 74% Fly Ball Double Play: RF (Deep RF); Granderson out at 1B/RF-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Tigers 1.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Tigers' Rick Porcello facing 2-3-4
t5 3-1 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O BOS J. Drew R. Porcello -2% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t5 3-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  BOS K. Youkilis R. Porcello 2% 74% Walk
Ryan Perry replaces Rick Porcello pitching
t5 3-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Bay R. Perry -2% 72% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t5 3-1 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O BOS M. Lowell R. Perry -2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 8-9-1
b5 1-3 0 --- 9,(3-2)  DET G. Laird D. Matsuzaka -5% 65% Walk
b5 1-3 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  DET R. Santiago D. Matsuzaka -8% 57% Walk; Laird to 2B
b5 1-3 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O DET C. Thomas D. Matsuzaka 8% 64% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-3 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O DET P. Polanco D. Matsuzaka 6% 71% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
b5 1-3 2 12- 6,(1-2)  O DET M. Ordonez D. Matsuzaka 6% 77% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 3, Tigers 1.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Tigers' Ryan Perry facing 6-7-8
t6 3-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz R. Perry -2% 75% Strikeout Swinging
t6 3-1 1 --- 8,(3-2)  BOS J. Varitek R. Perry 2% 77% Walk
t6 3-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  BOS J. Ellsbury R. Perry 3% 80% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Varitek to 2B
t6 3-1 1 12- 5,(3-1)  BOS N. Green R. Perry 4% 84% Walk; Varitek to 3B; Ellsbury to 2B
t6 3-1 1 123 5,(3-1)  R BOS D. Pedroia R. Perry 6% 90% Walk; Varitek Scores; Ellsbury to 3B; Green to 2B
Brandon Lyon replaces Ryan Perry pitching
t6 4-1 1 123 5,(1-2)  O BOS J. Drew B. Lyon -4% 86% Groundout: P-C/Forceout at Hm (Front of Home); Green to 3B; Pedroia to 2B
t6 4-1 2 123 1,(0-0)  R BOS K. Youkilis B. Lyon 5% 92% Hit By Pitch; Green Scores; Pedroia to 3B; Drew to 2B
t6 5-1 2 123 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Bay B. Lyon -2% 89% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Red Sox' Manny Delcarmen facing 4-5-6
Manny Delcarmen replaces Daisuke Matsuzaka pitching
b6 1-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET M. Cabrera M. Delcarmen 2% 91% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
b6 1-5 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O DET C. Granderson M. Delcarmen 1% 93% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b6 1-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET B. Inge M. Delcarmen 1% 94% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 5, Tigers 1.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-1, Tigers' Brandon Lyon facing 5-6-7
t7 5-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS M. Lowell B. Lyon -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t7 5-1 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz B. Lyon -0% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS J. Varitek B. Lyon 1% 93% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t7 5-1 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  BOS J. Ellsbury B. Lyon 0% 93% Intentional Walk
t7 5-1 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O BOS N. Green B. Lyon -1% 92% Groundout: P-1B (Short 1B Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Red Sox' Hideki Okajima facing 7-8-9
Hideki Okajima replaces Manny Delcarmen pitching
b7 1-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET J. Anderson H. Okajima 2% 94% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b7 1-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET G. Laird H. Okajima 1% 95% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b7 1-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET R. Santiago H. Okajima 1% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 5, Tigers 1.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-1, Tigers' Brandon Lyon facing 1-2-3
t8 5-1 0 --- 7,(1-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia B. Lyon -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t8 5-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O BOS J. Drew B. Lyon -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t8 5-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis B. Lyon -0% 95% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Red Sox' Hideki Okajima facing 1-2-3
b8 1-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET C. Thomas H. Okajima 2% 97% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
Ramon Ramirez replaces Hideki Okajima pitching
b8 1-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET P. Polanco R. Ramirez 1% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b8 1-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET M. Ordonez R. Ramirez 0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 5, Tigers 1.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-1, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 4-5-6
Nate Robertson replaces Brandon Lyon pitching
t9 5-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Bay N. Robertson -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 5-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS M. Lowell N. Robertson -0% 98% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t9 5-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz N. Robertson -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Red Sox' Jonathan Papelbon facing 4-5-6
Jonathan Papelbon replaces Ramon Ramirez pitching
b9 1-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  DET M. Cabrera J. Papelbon -2% 96% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Short CF)
b9 1-5 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  DET C. Granderson J. Papelbon -5% 91% Single to LF (Line Drive); Cabrera to 2B
b9 1-5 0 12- 5,(2-2)  DET B. Inge J. Papelbon -10% 81% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Cabrera to 3B; Granderson to 2B
b9 1-5 0 123 11,(1-2)  O DET J. Anderson J. Papelbon 8% 89% Strikeout Swinging
Jeff Larish pinch hits for Gerald Laird (C) batting 8th
b9 1-5 1 123 5,(2-2)  O DET J. Larish J. Papelbon 6% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b9 1-5 2 123 5,(2-2)  O DET R. Santiago J. Papelbon 5% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 5, Tigers 1.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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