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Scores
Standings
NYY
@CHW
3
5
NYY
@CHW
3
2
 
(10)
WSH
@CLE
6
4
WSH
@CLE
3
6
BAL
@DET
0
10
BAL
@DET
6
5
BOS
@KCA
4
5
 
(10)
BOS
@KCA
4
3
STL
@BRO
9
4
 
(10)
STL
@BRO
6
10
CHC
@NYG
2
3
CHC
@NYG
3
1
MLN
@PHI
5
4
MLN
@PHI
2
4
CIN
@PIT
6
7
CIN
@PIT
5
1
Sunday, June 5, 1955,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 26,761, Time of Game: 1:57
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Red Sox
4
21-30
 Won 1 
6th, 14½ GB
at Athletics
3
18-30
 Lost 1 
7th, 16 GB
W: Tom Brewer (2-7)
L: Ray Herbert (0-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         1  0  0   0  2  0   0  1  0    4  8  2
Athletics       1  1  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    3  8  1

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Goodman 2B 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .241 .355 .314 .669 0.045 0.88 0.093 -0.049 0.6 2 1 2B
Billy Klaus SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .268 .381 .381 .763 -0.081 1.18 0.000 -0.081 -0.9 1 4 SH
Gene Stephens LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .360 .443 .587 1.030 0.083 1.03 0.118 -0.035 0.6 2 1 2·2B
Jackie Jensen RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .256 .317 .492 .809 -0.015 1.16 0.117 -0.133 -0.2 0 1
Norm Zauchin 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .273 .341 .504 .845 0.113 1.01 0.150 -0.037 0.7 14 0 HR,IW
Ted Lepcio 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .237 .315 .464 .779 -0.110 1.08 0.000 -0.110 -1.1 1 6
Jim Piersall CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .220 .306 .340 .646 0.008 0.87 0.056 -0.048 -0.1 0 0
Pete Daley C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .150 .150 .150 .300 0.083 0.94 0.136 -0.053 0.5 6 0
Tom Brewer P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .152 .152 .152 .303 -0.068 0.85 0.000 -0.068 -0.6 1 2
Team Totals 33 4 8 4 1 3 35 .242 .265 .424 .689 0.058 1.00 0.670 -0.614 -0.5 27 15
2B: B Goodman (12, off R Herbert); G Stephens 2 (6, 2 off R Herbert).
HR: N Zauchin (8, off R Herbert, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
SH: B Klaus (1, off R Herbert).
IBB: N Zauchin (1, by R Herbert).
TB: N Zauchin 4; G Stephens 4; B Goodman 3; J Jensen; P Daley; J Piersall.
RBI: N Zauchin (24); P Daley (1); J Jensen (37); G Stephens (10).
2-out RBI: J Jensen.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Klaus-B Goodman-N Zauchin; G Stephens-B Goodman.
E: B Goodman (6); T Brewer (1).
Outfield Assists: G Stephens (H Simpson at 2nd base); J Jensen (J Finigan at home plate).

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 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .335 .385 .544 .929 -0.174 1.58 0.000 -0.174 -1.3 10 1
Hector Lopez 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .225 .266 .236 .502 -0.105 1.35 0.026 -0.131 -0.6 4 4
Elmer Valo RF 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .418 .530 .544 1.074 0.122 1.25 0.172 -0.050 1.2 2 0
Harry Simpson LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .195 .333 .293 .626 -0.031 1.58 0.066 -0.097 0.3 1 0 2B,SF
Bill Wilson CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .253 .306 .449 .755 -0.169 1.52 0.000 -0.169 -1.0 2 0
Jim Finigan 3B 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .291 .369 .516 .885 0.127 1.65 0.176 -0.049 0.9 3 3 2B
Jack Littrell SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .209 .227 .256 .483 -0.124 1.52 0.000 -0.124 -1.4 2 2
   Gus Zernial PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .277 .322 .535 .857 -0.035 1.41 0.000 -0.035 -0.2
   Joe DeMaestri SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .195 .236 .228 .464 -0.066 4.67 0.000 -0.066 -0.2 0 1
Billy Shantz C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .326 .355 .404 .759 -0.022 2.15 0.144 -0.166 0.8 3 0
Ray Herbert P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.071 1.62 0.000 -0.071 -0.7 0 2 SH,GDP
   Enos Slaughter PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .302 .403 .377 .781 0.078 1.71 0.078 0.000 0.4
   Clete Boyer PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.028 3.05 0.028 0.000 0.2
   Cloyd Boyer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .182 .100 .282 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 3 8 2 2 5 35 .258 .294 .323 .617 -0.442 1.71 0.690 -1.132 -1.5 27 13
2B: J Finigan (14, off T Brewer); H Simpson (4, off T Brewer).
SF: H Simpson (1, off T Brewer).
SH: R Herbert (1, off T Brewer).
TB: J Finigan 2; B Shantz 2; H Simpson 2; E Valo 2; E Slaughter; H Lopez.
GIDP: R Herbert (1).
RBI: H Simpson (4); E Valo (12).
2-out RBI: E Valo.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. H Lopez-J Littrell.
E: H Simpson (1).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: C Boyer (1st base by T Brewer).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Brewer, W (2-7) 9 8 3 1 2 5 0 3.32 35 66 0.442 1.71 1.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 1 2 5 0 1.00 35 66 0.442 1.71 1.5

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ray Herbert, L (0-4) 8 8 4 4 1 2 1 5.58 32 51 -0.095 1.05 -0.0
Cloyd Boyer 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7.08 3 0 0 0.037 0.50 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 1 3 1 4.00 35 51 0 0 -0.058 1.00 0.5
Balks: None.
WP: R Herbert (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: R Herbert (5; N Zauchin).
Pickoffs: T Brewer (0; C Boyer, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Charlie Berry, 1B - Bill McKinley, 2B - Red Flaherty, 3B - Nestor Chylak.
Time of Game: 1:57.
Attendance: 26,761.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Kansas City Athletics
1 Billy Goodman 2B 1 Vic Power 1B
2 Billy Klaus SS 2 Hector Lopez 2B
3 Gene Stephens LF 3 Elmer Valo RF
4 Jackie Jensen RF 4 Harry Simpson LF
5 Norm Zauchin 1B 5 Bill Wilson CF
6 Ted Lepcio 3B 6 Jim Finigan 3B
7 Jim Piersall CF 7 Jack Littrell SS
8 Pete Daley C 8 Billy Shantz C
9 Tom Brewer P 9 Ray Herbert P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 3-4 2 -2- O KCA B. Shantz T. Brewer 14% 100% Single to RF; Finigan out at Hm/RF-C
t5 1-2 0 --- R BOS N. Zauchin R. Herbert 14% 50% Home Run
t5 2-2 1 -2- R BOS P. Daley R. Herbert 14% 66% Single to LF (LF-CF); Piersall Scores; Daley to 2B/Adv on E7
t8 3-2 2 -2- R BOS J. Jensen R. Herbert 12% 85% Single; Goodman Scores
b8 2-4 2 -2- R KCA E. Valo T. Brewer -10% 77% Single; Boyer Scores/unER

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, Athletics' Ray Herbert facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BOS B. Goodman R. Herbert 6% 56% Double
t1 0-0 0 -2- O BOS B. Klaus R. Herbert -1% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B; Goodman to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 RO BOS G. Stephens R. Herbert 2% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B; Goodman Scores
t1 1-0 2 --- O BOS J. Jensen R. Herbert -1% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Tom Brewer facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O KCA V. Power T. Brewer 2% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- KCA H. Lopez T. Brewer -3% 55% Single
b1 0-1 1 1-- KCA E. Valo T. Brewer -7% 49% Single; Lopez to 3B
b1 0-1 1 1-3 RO KCA H. Simpson T. Brewer -1% 48% Lineout: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Lopez Scores
b1 1-1 2 1-- O KCA B. Wilson T. Brewer 2% 50% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Athletics 1.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Ray Herbert facing 5-6-7
t2 1-1 0 --- O BOS N. Zauchin R. Herbert -2% 48% Lineout: 3B
t2 1-1 1 --- O BOS T. Lepcio R. Herbert -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-1 2 --- O BOS J. Piersall R. Herbert -1% 45% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Red Sox' Tom Brewer facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- KCA J. Finigan T. Brewer -6% 39% Double
b2 1-1 0 -2- O KCA J. Littrell T. Brewer 4% 43% Strikeout
b2 1-1 1 -2- R KCA B. Shantz T. Brewer -9% 34% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Finigan Scores/No RBI/unER; Shantz to 1B
b2 2-1 1 1-- OO KCA R. Herbert T. Brewer 5% 39% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Athletics 2.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Ray Herbert facing 8-9-1
t3 1-2 0 --- O BOS P. Daley R. Herbert -3% 36% Flyball: RF
t3 1-2 1 --- O BOS T. Brewer R. Herbert -2% 34% Groundout: P-1B
t3 1-2 2 --- O BOS B. Goodman R. Herbert -1% 33% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Red Sox' Tom Brewer facing 1-2-3
b3 2-1 0 --- O KCA V. Power T. Brewer 2% 35% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 2-1 1 --- O KCA H. Lopez T. Brewer 1% 36% Groundout: P-1B
b3 2-1 2 --- O KCA E. Valo T. Brewer 1% 37% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Athletics 2.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Ray Herbert facing 2-3-4
t4 1-2 0 --- O BOS B. Klaus R. Herbert -3% 35% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-2 1 --- BOS G. Stephens R. Herbert 5% 40% Ground-rule Double
t4 1-2 1 -2- OO BOS J. Jensen R. Herbert -9% 31% Line Drive Double Play: 2B-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Red Sox' Tom Brewer facing 4-5-6
b4 2-1 0 --- KCA H. Simpson T. Brewer -6% 25% Double
b4 2-1 0 -2- O KCA B. Wilson T. Brewer 4% 29% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-1 1 -2- KCA J. Finigan T. Brewer -2% 28% Walk
b4 2-1 1 12- OO KCA J. Littrell T. Brewer 8% 36% Line Drive Double Play: LF-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Athletics 2.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Ray Herbert facing 5-6-7
t5 1-2 0 --- R BOS N. Zauchin R. Herbert 14% 50% Home Run
t5 2-2 0 --- O BOS T. Lepcio R. Herbert -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-2 1 --- BOS J. Piersall R. Herbert 3% 50% Single
t5 2-2 1 1-- BOS P. Daley R. Herbert 2% 53% Wild Pitch; Piersall to 2B
t5 2-2 1 -2- R BOS P. Daley R. Herbert 14% 66% Single to LF (LF-CF); Piersall Scores; Daley to 2B/Adv on E7
t5 3-2 1 -2- O BOS T. Brewer R. Herbert -4% 63% Lineout: SS
t5 3-2 2 -2- O BOS B. Goodman R. Herbert -4% 59% Lineout: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-3, Red Sox' Tom Brewer facing 8-9-1
b5 2-3 0 --- KCA B. Shantz T. Brewer -5% 53% Single
b5 2-3 0 1-- O KCA R. Herbert T. Brewer 3% 56% Bunt Groundout: P unassisted/Sacrifice; Shantz to 2B
b5 2-3 1 -2- O KCA V. Power T. Brewer 5% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 2-3 2 -2- O KCA H. Lopez T. Brewer 5% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 2.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Athletics' Ray Herbert facing 2-3-4
t6 3-2 0 --- O BOS B. Klaus R. Herbert -2% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 3-2 1 --- BOS G. Stephens R. Herbert 5% 68% Double
t6 3-2 1 -2- O BOS J. Jensen R. Herbert -4% 65% Strikeout
t6 3-2 2 -2- BOS N. Zauchin R. Herbert 1% 66% Intentional Walk
t6 3-2 2 12- O BOS T. Lepcio R. Herbert -5% 61% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-3, Red Sox' Tom Brewer facing 3-4-5
b6 2-3 0 --- O KCA E. Valo T. Brewer 4% 65% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-3 1 --- O KCA H. Simpson T. Brewer 3% 68% Popfly: 1B
b6 2-3 2 --- O KCA B. Wilson T. Brewer 2% 70% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 2.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Athletics' Ray Herbert facing 7-8-9
t7 3-2 0 --- O BOS J. Piersall R. Herbert -2% 67% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
t7 3-2 1 --- O BOS P. Daley R. Herbert -2% 65% Groundout: P-1B
t7 3-2 2 --- O BOS T. Brewer R. Herbert -1% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-3, Red Sox' Tom Brewer facing 6-7-8
b7 2-3 0 --- O KCA J. Finigan T. Brewer 5% 69% Groundout: P-1B
Gus Zernial pinch hits for Jack Littrell (SS) batting 7th
b7 2-3 1 --- O KCA G. Zernial T. Brewer 3% 72% Strikeout
b7 2-3 2 --- O KCA B. Shantz T. Brewer 2% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 2.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Athletics' Ray Herbert facing 1-2-3
Joe DeMaestri replaces Gus Zernial (PH) playing SS batting 7th
t8 3-2 0 --- BOS B. Goodman R. Herbert 3% 78% Single
t8 3-2 0 1-- O BOS B. Klaus R. Herbert -1% 77% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Goodman to 2B
t8 3-2 1 -2- O BOS G. Stephens R. Herbert -4% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 3-2 2 -2- R BOS J. Jensen R. Herbert 12% 85% Single; Goodman Scores
t8 4-2 2 1-- O BOS N. Zauchin R. Herbert -1% 84% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Tom Brewer facing 9-1-2
Enos Slaughter pinch hits for Ray Herbert (P) batting 9th
b8 2-4 0 --- KCA E. Slaughter T. Brewer -8% 76% Single
Clete Boyer pinch runs for Enos Slaughter (PH) batting 9th
b8 2-4 0 1-- KCA V. Power T. Brewer -3% 73% Boyer Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Boyer to 2B
b8 2-4 0 -2- O KCA V. Power T. Brewer 8% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 2-4 1 -2- O KCA H. Lopez T. Brewer 7% 87% Strikeout
b8 2-4 2 -2- R KCA E. Valo T. Brewer -10% 77% Single; Boyer Scores/unER
b8 3-4 2 1-- O KCA H. Simpson T. Brewer 7% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Athletics 3.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-3, Athletics' Cloyd Boyer facing 6-7-8
Cloyd Boyer replaces Clete Boyer (PR) pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-3 0 --- O BOS T. Lepcio C. Boyer -2% 82% Flyball: CF
t9 4-3 1 --- O BOS J. Piersall C. Boyer -1% 81% Strikeout
t9 4-3 2 --- O BOS P. Daley C. Boyer -1% 80% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-4, Red Sox' Tom Brewer facing 5-6-7
b9 3-4 0 --- O KCA B. Wilson T. Brewer 9% 89% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
b9 3-4 1 --- KCA J. Finigan T. Brewer -10% 79% Walk
b9 3-4 1 1-- O KCA J. DeMaestri T. Brewer 7% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B; Finigan to 2B
b9 3-4 2 -2- O KCA B. Shantz T. Brewer 14% 100% Single to RF; Finigan out at Hm/RF-C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Athletics 3.

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