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Standings
BOS
@KCA
4
3
BAL
@LAA
8
1
DET
@WSA
7
3
MLN
@PHI
7
1
CHC
@PIT
5
4
Monday, August 28, 1961,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 5,219, Time of Game: 2:45
Red Sox
4
62-72
 Won 1 
6th, 26½ GB
at Athletics
3
46-83
 Lost 4 
10th, 40 GB
L: Norm Bass (7-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
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Red Sox         3  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    4  7  1
Athletics       1  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    3  8  0

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chuck Schilling 2B 4 1 2 0 1 0 .253 .667 0.029 0.62 0.062 -0.033 0.2 3 0 2B
Gary Geiger CF 4 1 1 0 1 2 .238 .776 0.071 0.87 0.119 -0.049 0.6 2 0 2·SB
Carl Yastrzemski LF 4 1 1 2 1 2 .252 .677 0.050 0.92 0.103 -0.053 0.5 4 0
Frank Malzone 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .267 .700 -0.019 0.89 0.059 -0.078 -0.4 1 2 2B
Jackie Jensen RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .271 .759 -0.048 0.78 0.027 -0.075 -0.5 2 0
Pete Runnels 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 .292 .778 0.002 0.93 0.074 -0.072 -0.1 6 1
Pumpsie Green SS 2 0 1 1 2 0 .270 .884 0.121 0.74 0.135 -0.014 1.3 0 1
Jim Pagliaroni C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .724 -0.120 0.86 0.000 -0.120 -1.7 8 0 GDP
Bill Monbouquette P 3 0 0 0 1 1 .125 .347 -0.030 0.58 0.019 -0.049 -0.5 1 2
   Mike Fornieles P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .148 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 7 4 7 6 .219 .640 0.056 0.81 0.598 -0.543 -0.6 27 6
2B: C Schilling (22, off A Ditmar); F Malzone (17, off A Ditmar).
TB: C Schilling 3; F Malzone 2; P Green; C Yastrzemski; P Runnels; G Geiger.
GIDP: J Pagliaroni (9).
RBI: C Yastrzemski 2 (63); P Runnels (29); P Green (16).
2-out RBI: P Green; P Runnels.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
E: C Yastrzemski (9).
Baserunning
SB: G Geiger 2 (13, 2nd base off A Ditmar/H Sullivan, 2nd base off N Bass/H Sullivan).

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dick Howser SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 .274 .741 -0.201 2.43 0.080 -0.281 -0.3 1 4 3B
Jay Hankins RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .171 .456 -0.060 1.21 0.053 -0.113 -0.8 2 0
Wayne Causey 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 .267 .699 -0.059 1.41 0.051 -0.110 -0.1 3 2
Norm Siebern 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .283 .823 -0.023 1.03 0.061 -0.084 -0.2 9 0 2B
Deron Johnson LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 .210 .621 -0.013 1.43 0.092 -0.106 -0.4 2 0
   Joe Pignatano PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 .253 .728 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Jerry Lumpe 2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 .280 .708 -0.104 1.72 0.040 -0.145 -0.5 1 3
Haywood Sullivan C 4 0 1 0 0 1 .254 .708 0.003 1.57 0.093 -0.090 -0.3 6 1
Bobby Del Greco CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .620 -0.080 1.20 0.000 -0.080 -0.6 3 1
   Jim Rivera PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .650 -0.102 4.72 0.000 -0.102 -0.4
   Bob Shaw PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .358 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Norm Bass P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .297 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Art Ditmar P 1 0 1 1 0 0 .103 .237 0.103 1.19 0.103 0.000 1.0 0 0
   Joe Nuxhall PH-P 3 0 2 1 0 1 .296 .763 0.094 1.68 0.110 -0.016 1.1 0 0
   Jerry Walker PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .473 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Team Totals 35 3 8 3 2 7 .229 .585 -0.442 1.63 0.683 -1.127 -1.6 27 11
2B: N Siebern (27, off B Monbouquette).
3B: D Howser (5, off B Monbouquette).
TB: D Howser 3; J Nuxhall 2; N Siebern 2; D Johnson; H Sullivan; W Causey; A Ditmar.
RBI: A Ditmar (1); W Causey (33); J Nuxhall (9).
2-out RBI: J Nuxhall; A Ditmar.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Causey-J Lumpe-N Siebern.
Outfield Assists: B Del Greco (C Schilling at 3rd base).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Monbouquette, W (10-12) 8.2 8 3 3 2 7 0 3.75 36 61 0.271 1.49 1.1
Mike Fornieles, S (12) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.91 1 2 0 0.172 6.67 0.4
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 2 7 0 3.00 37 61 2 0 0.443 1.63 1.6

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Norm Bass, L (7-9) 0.2 3 3 3 1 0 0 5.10 6 33 -0.249 1.14 -2.7
Art Ditmar 4.1 4 1 1 5 0 0 5.42 20 1 0 0.071 0.91 1.3
Joe Nuxhall 4 0 0 0 1 6 0 5.34 13 0 0 0.121 0.43 2.0
Team Totals 9 7 4 4 7 6 0 4.00 39 33 1 0 -0.057 0.81 0.6
Balks: None.
WP: N Bass (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Sam Carrigan, 1B - Cal Drummond, 2B - Joe Paparella, 3B - Ed Runge.
Time of Game: 2:45.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Kansas City Athletics
1 Chuck Schilling 2B 1 Dick Howser SS
2 Gary Geiger CF 2 Jay Hankins RF
3 Carl Yastrzemski LF 3 Wayne Causey 3B
4 Frank Malzone 3B 4 Norm Siebern 1B
5 Jackie Jensen RF 5 Deron Johnson LF
6 Pete Runnels 1B 6 Jerry Lumpe 2B
7 Pumpsie Green SS 7 Haywood Sullivan C
8 Jim Pagliaroni C 8 Bobby Del Greco CF
9 Bill Monbouquette P 9 Norm Bass P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 3-4 2 12- O KCA D. Howser M. Fornieles 17% 100% Lineout: RF
b2 1-3 2 -2- R KCA A. Ditmar B. Monbouquette -10% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive); Lumpe Scores; Ditmar to 2B/Adv on E7
b9 2-4 1 12- O KCA J. Rivera B. Monbouquette 10% 90% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Pignatano to 3B
t3 3-2 2 -2- R BOS P. Green A. Ditmar 10% 69% Single; Malzone Scores
b9 2-4 1 1-- KCA H. Sullivan B. Monbouquette -9% 80% Single to RF (Line Drive); Pignatano 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, Athletics' Norm Bass facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BOS C. Schilling N. Bass 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- BOS G. Geiger N. Bass 9% 62% Single to RF; Schilling to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 BOS C. Yastrzemski N. Bass 1% 64% Geiger Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -23 RR BOS C. Yastrzemski N. Bass 8% 71% Single to CF; Schilling Scores; Geiger Scores
t1 2-0 0 1-- BOS F. Malzone N. Bass 2% 73% Wild Pitch; Yastrzemski to 2B
t1 2-0 0 -2- O BOS F. Malzone N. Bass -3% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 2-0 1 -2- O BOS J. Jensen N. Bass -3% 68% Flyball: CF
t1 2-0 2 -2- R BOS P. Runnels N. Bass 7% 75% Single; Yastrzemski Scores
Art Ditmar replaces Norm Bass pitching and batting 9th
t1 3-0 2 1-- O BOS P. Green A. Ditmar -1% 73% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Bill Monbouquette facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- KCA D. Howser B. Monbouquette -8% 65% Triple to CF (Deep LF-CF)
b1 0-3 0 --3 O KCA J. Hankins B. Monbouquette 4% 70% Strikeout
b1 0-3 1 --3 R KCA W. Causey B. Monbouquette -5% 65% Single; Howser Scores
b1 1-3 1 1-- O KCA N. Siebern B. Monbouquette 3% 68% Strikeout
b1 1-3 2 1-- O KCA D. Johnson B. Monbouquette 2% 70% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 1.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 8-9-1
t2 3-1 0 --- O BOS J. Pagliaroni A. Ditmar -2% 68% Flyball: LF
t2 3-1 1 --- BOS B. Monbouquette A. Ditmar 2% 70% Walk
t2 3-1 1 1-- BOS C. Schilling A. Ditmar 3% 73% Single; Monbouquette to 2B
t2 3-1 1 12- O BOS G. Geiger A. Ditmar -3% 69% Flyball: RF
t2 3-1 2 12- O BOS C. Yastrzemski A. Ditmar -3% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Bill Monbouquette facing 6-7-8
b2 1-3 0 --- KCA J. Lumpe B. Monbouquette -4% 62% Walk
b2 1-3 0 1-- O KCA H. Sullivan B. Monbouquette 4% 66% Popfly: 1B
b2 1-3 1 1-- O KCA B. Del Greco B. Monbouquette 2% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B; Lumpe to 2B
b2 1-3 2 -2- R KCA A. Ditmar B. Monbouquette -10% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive); Lumpe Scores; Ditmar to 2B/Adv on E7
b2 2-3 2 -2- O KCA D. Howser B. Monbouquette 4% 61% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Athletics 2.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 4-5-6
t3 3-2 0 --- BOS F. Malzone A. Ditmar 6% 67% Double to RF (Deep RF)
t3 3-2 0 -2- O BOS J. Jensen A. Ditmar -4% 63% Flyball: CF
t3 3-2 1 -2- O BOS P. Runnels A. Ditmar -3% 60% Popfly: 3B
t3 3-2 2 -2- R BOS P. Green A. Ditmar 10% 69% Single; Malzone Scores
t3 4-2 2 1-- O BOS J. Pagliaroni A. Ditmar -2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Bill Monbouquette facing 2-3-4
b3 2-4 0 --- O KCA J. Hankins B. Monbouquette 3% 70% Popfly: 2B
b3 2-4 1 --- O KCA W. Causey B. Monbouquette 2% 72% Popfly: 2B
b3 2-4 2 --- O KCA N. Siebern B. Monbouquette 1% 73% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 9-1-2
t4 4-2 0 --- O BOS B. Monbouquette A. Ditmar -2% 71% Groundout: C-1B
t4 4-2 1 --- O BOS C. Schilling A. Ditmar -1% 70% Double to CF; Schilling out at 3B/CF-SS-3B
t4 4-2 2 --- BOS G. Geiger A. Ditmar 1% 71% Walk
t4 4-2 2 1-- BOS C. Yastrzemski A. Ditmar 1% 72% Geiger Steals 2B
t4 4-2 2 -2- BOS C. Yastrzemski A. Ditmar 1% 73% Walk
t4 4-2 2 12- O BOS F. Malzone A. Ditmar -3% 69% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Bill Monbouquette facing 5-6-7
b4 2-4 0 --- O KCA D. Johnson B. Monbouquette 3% 72% Strikeout
b4 2-4 1 --- O KCA J. Lumpe B. Monbouquette 2% 74% Groundout: 1B-P
b4 2-4 2 --- O KCA H. Sullivan B. Monbouquette 1% 75% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 5-6-7
t5 4-2 0 --- BOS J. Jensen A. Ditmar 3% 78% Walk
t5 4-2 0 1-- O BOS P. Runnels A. Ditmar -3% 75% Popfly: 3B
t5 4-2 1 1-- BOS P. Green A. Ditmar 3% 78% Walk; Jensen to 2B
t5 4-2 1 12- OO BOS J. Pagliaroni A. Ditmar -7% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Bill Monbouquette facing 8-9-1
b5 2-4 0 --- O KCA B. Del Greco B. Monbouquette 3% 74% Popfly: C
Joe Nuxhall pinch hits for Art Ditmar (P) batting 9th
b5 2-4 1 --- KCA J. Nuxhall B. Monbouquette -4% 71% Single
b5 2-4 1 1-- O KCA D. Howser B. Monbouquette 3% 74% Groundout: P-1B; Nuxhall to 2B
b5 2-4 2 -2- O KCA J. Hankins B. Monbouquette 4% 78% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Joe Nuxhall facing 9-1-2
Joe Nuxhall moves from PH to P
t6 4-2 0 --- O BOS B. Monbouquette J. Nuxhall -2% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 4-2 1 --- O BOS C. Schilling J. Nuxhall -1% 75% Popfly: 1B
t6 4-2 2 --- O BOS G. Geiger J. Nuxhall -1% 74% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Bill Monbouquette facing 3-4-5
b6 2-4 0 --- O KCA W. Causey B. Monbouquette 4% 78% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-4 1 --- KCA N. Siebern B. Monbouquette -6% 72% Double
b6 2-4 1 -2- O KCA D. Johnson B. Monbouquette 5% 77% Flyball: CF
b6 2-4 2 -2- O KCA J. Lumpe B. Monbouquette 5% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Joe Nuxhall facing 3-4-5
t7 4-2 0 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Nuxhall -2% 80% Strikeout Looking
t7 4-2 1 --- O BOS F. Malzone J. Nuxhall -1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 4-2 2 --- O BOS J. Jensen J. Nuxhall -1% 78% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Bill Monbouquette facing 7-8-9
b7 2-4 0 --- O KCA H. Sullivan B. Monbouquette 4% 82% Strikeout Looking
b7 2-4 1 --- O KCA B. Del Greco B. Monbouquette 3% 85% Popfly: 3B
b7 2-4 2 --- O KCA J. Nuxhall B. Monbouquette 2% 86% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Joe Nuxhall facing 6-7-8
t8 4-2 0 --- O BOS P. Runnels J. Nuxhall -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 4-2 1 --- BOS P. Green J. Nuxhall 1% 86% Walk
t8 4-2 1 1-- O BOS J. Pagliaroni J. Nuxhall -2% 85% Flyball: RF
t8 4-2 2 1-- O BOS B. Monbouquette J. Nuxhall -1% 83% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Bill Monbouquette facing 1-2-3
b8 2-4 0 --- O KCA D. Howser B. Monbouquette 4% 88% Groundout: P-1B
b8 2-4 1 --- KCA J. Hankins B. Monbouquette -5% 83% Walk
b8 2-4 1 1-- O KCA W. Causey B. Monbouquette 6% 88% Flyball: LF
b8 2-4 2 1-- O KCA N. Siebern B. Monbouquette 4% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Joe Nuxhall facing 1-2-3
t9 4-2 0 --- O BOS C. Schilling J. Nuxhall -1% 92% Popfly: SS
t9 4-2 1 --- O BOS G. Geiger J. Nuxhall -1% 91% Strikeout
t9 4-2 2 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Nuxhall -0% 91% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Bill Monbouquette facing 5-6-7
b9 2-4 0 --- KCA D. Johnson B. Monbouquette -9% 81% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
Joe Pignatano pinch runs for Deron Johnson (LF) batting 5th
b9 2-4 0 1-- O KCA J. Lumpe B. Monbouquette 8% 89% Flyball: LF
b9 2-4 1 1-- KCA H. Sullivan B. Monbouquette -9% 80% Single to RF (Line Drive); Pignatano to 2B
Jim Rivera pinch hits for Bobby Del Greco (CF) batting 8th
b9 2-4 1 12- O KCA J. Rivera B. Monbouquette 10% 90% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Pignatano to 3B
Bob Shaw pinch runs for Jim Rivera (PH) batting 8th
b9 2-4 2 1-3 R KCA J. Nuxhall B. Monbouquette -7% 83% Single to CF; Pignatano Scores; Shaw to 2B
Mike Fornieles replaces Bill Monbouquette pitching and batting 9th
Jerry Walker pinch runs for Joe Nuxhall (P) batting 9th
b9 3-4 2 12- O KCA D. Howser M. Fornieles 17% 100% Lineout: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Athletics 3.

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