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Standings
BOS
@BAL
7
1
CHW
@CLE
1
5
DET
@KCA
2
6
STL
@CHC
4
14
CIN
@MLN
2
4
Tuesday, April 12, 1955, 2:04PM
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 32,147, Time of Game: 2:38
Tigers
2
0-1
Lost 1 
6th, 1 GB
at Athletics
6
1-0
Won 1 
1st
W: Alex Kellner (1-0)
L: Ned Garver (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   1  1  0   0  0  0    2  8  1
Athletics       0  1  1   0  0  3   0  1  X    6  9  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Harvey Kuenn SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.106 1.36 0.033 -0.139 -1.1 2 1 GDP
Fred Hatfield 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .250 .500 .750 -0.057 1.10 0.040 -0.097 -0.4 2 1 2B
Al Kaline RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .500 .500 .500 1.000 -0.066 1.14 0.070 -0.136 -0.6 3 1
Ray Boone 3B 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.010 1.08 0.076 -0.066 0.1 2 5
Jay Porter 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .250 .500 .750 -0.039 1.40 0.100 -0.140 -0.4 7 0 2B,GDP
Bill Tuttle CF 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.059 0.91 0.000 -0.059 -0.6 1 0 SF
Bubba Phillips LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.075 0.93 0.000 -0.075 -0.7 2 0
   Jim Delsing PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1.000 0.009 0.28 0.009 0.000 0.3
Red Wilson C 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .750 .750 1.500 2.250 0.196 0.82 0.211 -0.015 1.1 4 1 HR
Ned Garver P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.070 1.46 0.000 -0.070 -0.6 0 0
   Ferris Fain PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1.000 0.045 1.22 0.045 0.000 0.4
   Harry Malmberg PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Van Fletcher P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 30 2 8 2 4 4 35 .267 .343 .433 .776 -0.212 1.10 0.584 -0.797 -2.5 24 9
2B: F Hatfield (1, off A Kellner); J Porter (1, off A Kellner).
HR: R Wilson (1, off A Kellner, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: B Tuttle (1, off A Kellner).
TB: R Wilson 6; A Kaline 2; F Hatfield 2; J Porter 2; H Kuenn.
GIDP: H Kuenn (1); J Porter (1).
RBI: R Wilson (1); B Tuttle (1).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Hatfield-H Kuenn.
E: R Boone (1).
Outfield Assists: A Kaline (E Valo at 3rd base).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: A Kaline (1st base by A Kellner).

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Vic Power 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.072 0.95 0.000 -0.072 -0.7 6 1
   Don Bollweg PH-1B 1 0 1 2 1 0 2 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.079 1.13 0.079 0.000 0.8 3 0 IW
Pete Suder 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.062 0.49 0.000 -0.062 -1.1 4 4
Jim Finigan 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .500 .750 0.022 0.40 0.038 -0.016 0.0 0 3 2B
Gus Zernial LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.034 0.82 0.093 -0.059 0.3 2 0
Bill Renna RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .500 .750 0.057 0.67 0.093 -0.036 0.1 3 0 2B
Bill Wilson CF 3 3 3 1 1 0 4 1.000 1.000 2.333 3.333 0.103 0.77 0.103 0.000 2.0 3 0 HR,2B
Joe DeMaestri SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.083 1.26 0.114 -0.031 0.9 2 1
Joe Astroth C 1 1 0 0 2 0 4 .000 .750 .000 .750 0.045 1.12 0.047 -0.002 0.3 4 0 HBP,2·IW
Alex Kellner P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.118 1.62 0.000 -0.118 -1.3 0 4
   Elmer Valo PH 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1.000 0.117 3.54 0.117 0.000 1.0
   Ewell Blackwell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 0 0 SH
Team Totals 31 6 9 6 5 3 38 .290 .405 .484 .889 0.287 0.91 0.684 -0.397 2.0 27 13
2B: B Wilson (1, off N Garver); J Finigan (1, off N Garver); B Renna (1, off N Garver).
HR: B Wilson (1, off V Fletcher, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: E Blackwell (1, off V Fletcher).
IBB: J Astroth 2 (2, 2 by N Garver); D Bollweg (1, by V Fletcher).
HBP: J Astroth (1, by N Garver).
TB: B Wilson 7; J Finigan 2; J DeMaestri 2; B Renna 2; G Zernial; D Bollweg.
RBI: D Bollweg 2 (2); B Wilson (1); G Zernial (1); E Valo (1); J DeMaestri (1).
2-out RBI: G Zernial; J DeMaestri.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 3. J Finigan-P Suder-D Bollweg; J DeMaestri-P Suder-D Bollweg; P Suder-D Bollweg.

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ned Garver, L (0-1) 6 7 5 5 4 3 0 7.50 29 37 -0.288 1.16 -2.0
Van Fletcher 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 4.50 9 0 0 0.000 0.10 -0.0
Team Totals 8 9 6 6 5 3 1 6.75 38 37 0 0 -0.288 0.91 -2.0

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Alex Kellner, W (1-0) 6 6 2 2 1 4 1 3.00 24 55 0.109 1.15 1.0
Ewell Blackwell, S (1) 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 0.00 11 0 0 0.103 0.99 1.5
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 4 4 1 2.00 35 55 0 0 0.212 1.10 2.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: N Garver (1; J Astroth).
IBB: N Garver 2 (2; J Astroth, J Astroth); V Fletcher (1; D Bollweg).
Pickoffs: A Kellner (1; A Kaline, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Summers, 1B - Eddie Hurley, 2B - Hank Soar, 3B - Ed Runge.
Time of Game: 2:38.
Attendance: 32,147.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Kansas City Athletics
1 Harvey Kuenn SS 1 Vic Power 1B
2 Fred Hatfield 2B 2 Pete Suder 2B
3 Al Kaline RF 3 Jim Finigan 3B
4 Ray Boone 3B 4 Gus Zernial LF
5 Jay Porter 1B 5 Bill Renna RF
6 Bill Tuttle CF 6 Bill Wilson CF
7 Bubba Phillips LF 7 Joe DeMaestri SS
8 Red Wilson C 8 Joe Astroth C
9 Ned Garver P 9 Alex Kellner P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 1-2 0 --- R DET R. Wilson A. Kellner -14% 50% Home Run
b6 2-2 1 123 R KCA E. Valo N. Garver 12% 83% Walk; Renna Scores; Wilson to 3B; Astroth to 2B
b2 0-0 2 -2- R KCA J. DeMaestri N. Garver 11% 64% Single to CF; Wilson Scores; DeMaestri to 2B/Adv on throw
t4 0-2 1 1-- DET J. Porter A. Kellner -10% 63% Double to CF; Boone to 3B
t7 2-5 1 12- OO DET H. Kuenn E. Blackwell 9% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn A. Kellner 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- DET F. Hatfield A. Kellner -4% 48% Double to RF
t1 0-0 1 -2- O DET A. Kaline A. Kellner 3% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O DET R. Boone A. Kellner 3% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCA V. Power N. Garver -2% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCA P. Suder N. Garver -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O KCA J. Finigan N. Garver -1% 50% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O DET J. Porter A. Kellner 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O DET B. Tuttle A. Kellner 2% 54% Popfly: 2B
t2 0-0 2 --- O DET B. Phillips A. Kellner 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCA G. Zernial N. Garver -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCA B. Renna N. Garver -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- KCA B. Wilson N. Garver 2% 53% Double to CF
b2 0-0 2 -2- R KCA J. DeMaestri N. Garver 11% 64% Single to CF; Wilson Scores; DeMaestri to 2B/Adv on throw
b2 1-0 2 -2- KCA J. Astroth N. Garver 1% 65% Intentional Walk
b2 1-0 2 12- O KCA A. Kellner N. Garver -4% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- DET R. Wilson A. Kellner -4% 57% Single to LF
t3 0-1 0 1-- O DET N. Garver A. Kellner 4% 61% Strikeout
t3 0-1 1 1-- O DET H. Kuenn A. Kellner 2% 63% Groundout: P-1B; Wilson to 2B
t3 0-1 2 -2- O DET F. Hatfield A. Kellner 4% 67% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- O KCA V. Power N. Garver -2% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- O KCA P. Suder N. Garver -1% 64% Flyball: RF
b3 1-0 2 --- KCA J. Finigan N. Garver 2% 66% Double to CF
b3 1-0 2 -2- R KCA G. Zernial N. Garver 9% 75% Single to RF; Finigan Scores
b3 2-0 2 1-- O KCA B. Renna N. Garver -2% 73% Popfly: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- DET A. Kaline A. Kellner -4% 69% Single to RF
t4 0-2 0 1-- O DET R. Boone A. Kellner 7% 76% Kaline Picked off 1B (P-1B-2B-SS)
t4 0-2 1 --- DET R. Boone A. Kellner -3% 73% Walk
t4 0-2 1 1-- DET J. Porter A. Kellner -10% 63% Double to CF; Boone to 3B
t4 0-2 1 -23 RO DET B. Tuttle A. Kellner 2% 65% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Boone Scores
t4 1-2 2 -2- O DET B. Phillips A. Kellner 4% 69% Lineout: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 6-7-8
b4 2-1 0 --- KCA B. Wilson N. Garver 3% 72% Single to LF
b4 2-1 0 1-- O KCA J. DeMaestri N. Garver -3% 69% Flyball: RF
b4 2-1 1 1-- KCA J. Astroth N. Garver 3% 72% Hit By Pitch; Wilson to 2B
b4 2-1 1 12- OO KCA A. Kellner N. Garver -8% 64% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 2.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 8-9-1
t5 1-2 0 --- R DET R. Wilson A. Kellner -14% 50% Home Run
t5 2-2 0 --- O DET N. Garver A. Kellner 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-2 1 --- DET H. Kuenn A. Kellner -3% 50% Single to LF
t5 2-2 1 1-- O DET F. Hatfield A. Kellner 4% 54% Strikeout
t5 2-2 2 1-- O DET A. Kaline A. Kellner 3% 57% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 1-2-3
b5 2-2 0 --- O KCA V. Power N. Garver -3% 54% Flyball: LF
b5 2-2 1 --- O KCA P. Suder N. Garver -2% 51% Strikeout
b5 2-2 2 --- KCA J. Finigan N. Garver 2% 53% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball)
b5 2-2 2 1-- O KCA G. Zernial N. Garver -3% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 2.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Tied 2-2, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 4-5-6
t6 2-2 0 --- O DET R. Boone A. Kellner 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-2 1 --- O DET J. Porter A. Kellner 2% 56% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 2-2 2 --- O DET B. Tuttle A. Kellner 2% 57% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' Ned Garver facing 5-6-7
b6 2-2 0 --- KCA B. Renna N. Garver 9% 67% Double to LF
b6 2-2 0 -2- KCA B. Wilson N. Garver 3% 70% Walk
b6 2-2 0 12- O KCA J. DeMaestri N. Garver 0% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B; Renna to 3B; Wilson to 2B
b6 2-2 1 -23 KCA J. Astroth N. Garver 1% 71% Intentional Walk
Elmer Valo pinch hits for Alex Kellner (P) batting 9th
b6 2-2 1 123 R KCA E. Valo N. Garver 12% 83% Walk; Renna Scores; Wilson to 3B; Astroth to 2B
Don Bollweg pinch hits for Vic Power (1B) batting 1st
b6 3-2 1 123 RRO KCA D. Bollweg N. Garver 8% 91% Single to RF; Wilson Scores; Astroth Scores; Valo out at 3B/RF-3B; Bollweg to 1B
b6 5-2 2 1-- O KCA P. Suder N. Garver -1% 90% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 5.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Ewell Blackwell facing 7-8-9
Ewell Blackwell replaces Elmer Valo (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Don Bollweg moves from PH to 1B
t7 2-5 0 --- O DET B. Phillips E. Blackwell 2% 92% Flyball: RF
t7 2-5 1 --- DET R. Wilson E. Blackwell -3% 89% Single to RF
Ferris Fain pinch hits for Ned Garver (P) batting 9th
t7 2-5 1 1-- DET F. Fain E. Blackwell -4% 85% Walk; Wilson to 2B
Harry Malmberg pinch runs for Ferris Fain (PH) batting 9th
t7 2-5 1 12- OO DET H. Kuenn E. Blackwell 9% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-2, Tigers' Van Fletcher facing 3-4-5
Van Fletcher replaces Harry Malmberg (PR) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-2 0 --- O KCA J. Finigan V. Fletcher -1% 94% Popfly: P
b7 5-2 1 --- O KCA G. Zernial V. Fletcher -0% 93% Flyball: LF
b7 5-2 2 --- O KCA B. Renna V. Fletcher -0% 93% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 5.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Ewell Blackwell facing 2-3-4
t8 2-5 0 --- O DET F. Hatfield E. Blackwell 2% 95% Flyball: CF
t8 2-5 1 --- DET A. Kaline E. Blackwell -3% 93% Single to RF
t8 2-5 1 1-- DET R. Boone E. Blackwell -5% 88% Walk; Kaline to 2B
t8 2-5 1 12- OO DET J. Porter E. Blackwell 9% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-2, Tigers' Van Fletcher facing 6-7-8
b8 5-2 0 --- R KCA B. Wilson V. Fletcher 1% 99% Home Run
b8 6-2 0 --- KCA J. DeMaestri V. Fletcher 0% 99% Single to LF
b8 6-2 0 1-- O KCA J. Astroth V. Fletcher -0% 99% Popfly: C
b8 6-2 1 1-- O KCA E. Blackwell V. Fletcher -0% 99% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice; DeMaestri to 2B
b8 6-2 2 -2- KCA D. Bollweg V. Fletcher 0% 99% Intentional Walk
b8 6-2 2 12- O KCA P. Suder V. Fletcher -0% 99% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 6.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-6, Athletics' Ewell Blackwell facing 6-7-8
t9 2-6 0 --- O DET B. Tuttle E. Blackwell 1% 99% Flyball: LF
Jim Delsing pinch hits for Bubba Phillips (LF) batting 7th
t9 2-6 1 --- DET J. Delsing E. Blackwell -1% 99% Walk
t9 2-6 1 1-- OO DET R. Wilson E. Blackwell 1% 100% Double Play: Flyball: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 6.

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