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Scores
Standings
DET
@CLE
3
9
PHA
@NYY
4
5
BOS
@WSH
13
3
NYG
@BSN
4
3
NYG
@BSN
0
1
STL
@CHC
3
2
PIT
@CIN
5
7
BRO
@PHI
10
5
Monday, April 20, 1931,
, Yankee Stadium I
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 0:00
Athletics
4
2-4
 Lost 1 
6th, 2 GB
at Yankees
5
4-2
 Won 1 
1st
W: Ed Wells (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       2  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  0    4  6  0
Yankees         0  0  0   3  0  0   0  2  X    5  8  0

Philadelphia Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Max Bishop 2B 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .250 .423 .300 .723 -0.006 0.77 0.041 -0.047 0.2 3 3
   Jimmy Moore PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.057 2.21 0.000 -0.057 -0.2
Mule Haas CF 3 1 0 0 2 2 5 .348 .464 .435 .899 0.005 1.08 0.091 -0.087 -0.1 3 0
Mickey Cochrane C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .208 .269 .375 .644 0.004 1.16 0.124 -0.121 -0.0 5 1 2B,GDP
Al Simmons LF 3 1 0 1 1 2 4 .227 .346 .364 .710 -0.048 0.76 0.010 -0.059 -0.6 1 0
Bing Miller RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .192 .192 .308 .500 -0.057 0.82 0.021 -0.078 -0.6 1 0
Phil Todt 1B 3 0 1 2 1 2 4 .059 .158 .118 .276 0.190 0.92 0.222 -0.031 2.1 8 1 2B
Jimmy Dykes 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .292 .320 .542 .862 -0.149 0.96 0.000 -0.149 -1.6 0 1
Joe Boley SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .190 .227 .190 .418 -0.023 0.65 0.028 -0.051 -0.4 3 2
George Earnshaw P 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0.009 0.65 0.042 -0.033 0.5 0 4 3B
   Dib Williams PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 -0.077 2.93 0.000 -0.077 -0.3
Team Totals 32 4 6 4 6 10 38 .188 .316 .313 .628 -0.209 0.96 0.579 -0.790 -0.9 24 12
2B: M Cochrane (2, off H Johnson); P Todt (1, off H Johnson).
3B: G Earnshaw (1, off H Johnson).
TB: G Earnshaw 4; P Todt 2; M Cochrane 2; J Boley; B Miller.
GIDP: M Cochrane ().
RBI: P Todt 2 (2); A Simmons (3); M Cochrane (4).
2-out RBI: P Todt 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 8.

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Earle Combs CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .259 .310 .296 .607 -0.115 1.09 0.000 -0.115 -0.7 1 0
Lyn Lary SS 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 .370 .393 .519 .911 0.150 1.23 0.166 -0.017 0.9 2 2
Babe Ruth RF 4 2 2 4 0 1 4 .304 .429 .739 1.168 0.584 1.90 0.653 -0.069 2.8 1 0 2·HR
Lou Gehrig 1B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .261 .346 .652 .998 -0.014 1.16 0.073 -0.088 -0.1 3 1 2B
Tony Lazzeri 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .217 .308 .261 .569 -0.077 1.02 0.027 -0.104 -0.6 3 0
Ben Chapman 2B 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .346 .346 .385 .731 0.103 1.58 0.135 -0.032 0.6 1 2
Dusty Cooke LF 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .294 .429 .353 .782 -0.130 1.79 0.000 -0.130 -0.9 4 0 CS
Bill Dickey C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .231 .167 .397 -0.118 1.56 0.000 -0.118 -0.8 12 0
Hank Johnson P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.014 0.54 0.000 -0.014 -0.2 0 0
   Lefty Gomez P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.025 0.98 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 0 0
   Joe Sewell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.053 1.83 0.000 -0.053 -0.2
   Ed Wells P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 31 5 8 5 1 5 32 .258 .281 .484 .765 0.291 1.38 1.054 -0.765 0.6 27 6
2B: L Gehrig (1, off G Earnshaw).
HR: B Ruth 2 (3, 2 off G Earnshaw, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF; 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: B Ruth 8; B Chapman 2; L Gehrig 2; L Lary 2; T Lazzeri.
RBI: B Ruth 4 (7); D Cooke (1).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Chapman-L Lary-L Gehrig.
Baserunning
CS: D Cooke (1, 2nd base by G Earnshaw/M Cochrane).

Philadelphia Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
George Earnshaw, L (0-2) 8 8 5 5 1 5 2 7.11 32 50 -0.290 1.38 -0.6
Team Totals 8 8 5 5 1 5 2 5.62 32 50 -0.290 1.38 -0.6

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Hank Johnson 3.1 5 4 4 3 3 0 5.73 18 34 -0.242 0.78 -2.8
Lefty Gomez 3.2 1 0 0 2 5 0 0.00 13 1 0 0.221 0.88 2.6
Ed Wells, W (1-0) 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 7 0 0 0.230 1.52 1.1
Team Totals 9 6 4 4 6 10 0 4.00 38 34 1 0 0.209 0.96 0.9
Balks: None.
WP: E Wells (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Roy Van Graflan, 1B - Bill McGowan, 2B - (none), 3B - Tommy Connolly.
Time of Game: 0:00.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Athletics         New York Yankees
1 Max Bishop 2B 1 Earle Combs CF
2 Mule Haas CF 2 Lyn Lary SS
3 Mickey Cochrane C 3 Babe Ruth RF
4 Al Simmons LF 4 Lou Gehrig 1B
5 Bing Miller RF 5 Tony Lazzeri 3B
6 Phil Todt 1B 6 Ben Chapman 2B
7 Jimmy Dykes 3B 7 Dusty Cooke LF
8 Joe Boley SS 8 Bill Dickey C
9 George Earnshaw P 9 Hank Johnson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 3-4 1 1-- RR NYY B. Ruth G. Earnshaw 52% 85% Home Run; Lary Scores
t3 2-0 2 1-3 RR PHA P. Todt H. Johnson -14% 16% Double to RF; Simmons Scores; Miller Scores
b4 0-4 0 1-- RR NYY B. Ruth G. Earnshaw 13% 32% Home Run; Lary Scores
t1 0-0 0 12- R PHA M. Cochrane H. Johnson -12% 29% Double to RF; Bishop Scores; Haas to 3B
t8 4-3 1 --3 O PHA J. Dykes E. Wells 9% 29% Fielder's Choice 1B; Todt out at Hm/1B-C

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Hank Johnson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- PHA M. Bishop H. Johnson -3% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- PHA M. Haas H. Johnson -5% 41% Walk; Bishop to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- R PHA M. Cochrane H. Johnson -12% 29% Double to RF; Bishop Scores; Haas to 3B
t1 1-0 0 -23 RO PHA A. Simmons H. Johnson 2% 31% Flyball: LF; Haas Scores
t1 2-0 1 -2- O PHA B. Miller H. Johnson 3% 34% Fielder's Choice 3B unassisted; Cochrane out at 3B/3B
t1 2-0 2 1-- O PHA P. Todt H. Johnson 2% 36% Strikeout
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' George Earnshaw facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O NYY E. Combs G. Earnshaw -2% 34% Foul Flyball: LF
b1 0-2 1 --- O NYY L. Lary G. Earnshaw -2% 32% Popfly: 1B
b1 0-2 2 --- O NYY B. Ruth G. Earnshaw -1% 31% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Yankees' Hank Johnson facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- O PHA J. Dykes H. Johnson 2% 33% Flyball: CF
t2 2-0 1 --- O PHA J. Boley H. Johnson 1% 34% Strikeout Looking
t2 2-0 2 --- PHA G. Earnshaw H. Johnson -1% 33% Single to CF
t2 2-0 2 1-- O PHA M. Bishop H. Johnson 2% 35% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' George Earnshaw facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O NYY L. Gehrig G. Earnshaw -3% 32% Strikeout
b2 0-2 1 --- NYY T. Lazzeri G. Earnshaw 3% 35% Single to RF
b2 0-2 1 1-- O NYY B. Chapman G. Earnshaw -3% 32% Flyball: CF
b2 0-2 2 1-- O NYY D. Cooke G. Earnshaw -2% 30% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Yankees 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Yankees' Hank Johnson facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- O PHA M. Haas H. Johnson 2% 31% Strikeout
t3 2-0 1 --- O PHA M. Cochrane H. Johnson 1% 33% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 2-0 2 --- PHA A. Simmons H. Johnson -1% 32% Walk
t3 2-0 2 1-- PHA B. Miller H. Johnson -2% 30% Single (LF-CF); Simmons to 3B
t3 2-0 2 1-3 RR PHA P. Todt H. Johnson -14% 16% Double to RF; Simmons Scores; Miller Scores
t3 4-0 2 -2- O PHA J. Dykes H. Johnson 2% 17% Foul Flyball: C
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-4, Athletics' George Earnshaw facing 8-9-1
b3 0-4 0 --- O NYY B. Dickey G. Earnshaw -2% 15% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-4 1 --- O NYY H. Johnson G. Earnshaw -1% 14% Popfly: 2B
b3 0-4 2 --- O NYY E. Combs G. Earnshaw -1% 13% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Yankees 0.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-0, Yankees' Hank Johnson facing 8-9-1
t4 4-0 0 --- O PHA J. Boley H. Johnson 1% 14% Flyball: LF
t4 4-0 1 --- PHA G. Earnshaw H. Johnson -3% 11% Triple to CF
Lefty Gomez replaces Hank Johnson pitching and batting 9th
t4 4-0 1 --3 PHA M. Bishop L. Gomez -1% 10% Walk
t4 4-0 1 1-3 O PHA M. Haas L. Gomez 3% 13% Strikeout Looking
t4 4-0 2 1-3 O PHA M. Cochrane L. Gomez 2% 15% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 4, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-4, Athletics' George Earnshaw facing 2-3-4
b4 0-4 0 --- NYY L. Lary G. Earnshaw 3% 19% Walk
b4 0-4 0 1-- RR NYY B. Ruth G. Earnshaw 13% 32% Home Run; Lary Scores
b4 2-4 0 --- NYY L. Gehrig G. Earnshaw 7% 39% Double (LF-CF)
b4 2-4 0 -2- O NYY T. Lazzeri G. Earnshaw -5% 34% Strikeout
b4 2-4 1 -2- NYY B. Chapman G. Earnshaw 6% 40% Single to CF; Gehrig to 3B
b4 2-4 1 1-3 RO NYY D. Cooke G. Earnshaw -0% 40% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Gehrig Scores; Cooke to 1B
b4 3-4 2 1-- O NYY B. Dickey G. Earnshaw -3% 37% Cooke Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Yankees 3.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-3, Yankees' Lefty Gomez facing 4-5-6
t5 4-3 0 --- O PHA A. Simmons L. Gomez 3% 39% Strikeout Looking
t5 4-3 1 --- O PHA B. Miller L. Gomez 2% 41% Flyball: RF
t5 4-3 2 --- O PHA P. Todt L. Gomez 1% 42% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Yankees 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 3-4, Athletics' George Earnshaw facing 8-9-1
b5 3-4 0 --- O NYY B. Dickey G. Earnshaw -3% 39% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 3-4 1 --- O NYY L. Gomez G. Earnshaw -3% 36% Strikeout Looking
b5 3-4 2 --- O NYY E. Combs G. Earnshaw -2% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Yankees 3.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-3, Yankees' Lefty Gomez facing 7-8-9
t6 4-3 0 --- O PHA J. Dykes L. Gomez 3% 37% Strikeout
t6 4-3 1 --- PHA J. Boley L. Gomez -3% 35% Single to CF
t6 4-3 1 1-- O PHA G. Earnshaw L. Gomez 3% 38% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t6 4-3 2 1-- O PHA M. Bishop L. Gomez 3% 41% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Yankees 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 3-4, Athletics' George Earnshaw facing 2-3-4
b6 3-4 0 --- NYY L. Lary G. Earnshaw 6% 47% Single to CF
b6 3-4 0 1-- O NYY B. Ruth G. Earnshaw -6% 41% Flyball: RF
b6 3-4 1 1-- O NYY L. Gehrig G. Earnshaw -5% 36% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b6 3-4 2 1-- O NYY T. Lazzeri G. Earnshaw -4% 32% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Yankees 3.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-3, Yankees' Lefty Gomez facing 2-3-4
t7 4-3 0 --- PHA M. Haas L. Gomez -4% 28% Walk
t7 4-3 0 1-- OO PHA M. Cochrane L. Gomez 8% 36% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t7 4-3 2 --- O PHA A. Simmons L. Gomez 1% 38% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Yankees 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 3-4, Athletics' George Earnshaw facing 6-7-8
b7 3-4 0 --- NYY B. Chapman G. Earnshaw 7% 45% Single to 3B
b7 3-4 0 1-- O NYY D. Cooke G. Earnshaw -7% 38% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b7 3-4 1 1-- O NYY B. Dickey G. Earnshaw -6% 32% Flyball: CF
Joe Sewell pinch hits for Lefty Gomez (P) batting 9th
b7 3-4 2 1-- O NYY J. Sewell G. Earnshaw -5% 26% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Yankees 3.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-3, Yankees' Ed Wells facing 5-6-7
Ed Wells replaces Joe Sewell (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-3 0 --- O PHA B. Miller E. Wells 3% 29% Flyball: LF
t8 4-3 1 --- PHA P. Todt E. Wells -3% 26% Walk
t8 4-3 1 1-- PHA J. Dykes E. Wells -6% 21% Wild Pitch; Todt to 3B
t8 4-3 1 --3 O PHA J. Dykes E. Wells 9% 29% Fielder's Choice 1B; Todt out at Hm/1B-C
t8 4-3 2 1-- O PHA J. Boley E. Wells 3% 32% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Yankees 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 3-4, Athletics' George Earnshaw facing 1-2-3
b8 3-4 0 --- O NYY E. Combs G. Earnshaw -7% 26% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 3-4 1 --- NYY L. Lary G. Earnshaw 7% 33% Single to RF
b8 3-4 1 1-- RR NYY B. Ruth G. Earnshaw 52% 85% Home Run; Lary Scores
b8 5-4 1 --- O NYY L. Gehrig G. Earnshaw -1% 84% Strikeout
b8 5-4 2 --- O NYY T. Lazzeri G. Earnshaw -1% 83% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Yankees 5.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 4-5, Yankees' Ed Wells facing 9-1-2
Dib Williams pinch hits for George Earnshaw (P) batting 9th
t9 4-5 0 --- O PHA D. Williams E. Wells 8% 90% Strikeout
Jimmy Moore pinch hits for Max Bishop (2B) batting 1st
t9 4-5 1 --- O PHA J. Moore E. Wells 6% 96% Strikeout
t9 4-5 2 --- O PHA M. Haas E. Wells 4% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Yankees 5.

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