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@BOS
4
3
DET
@CHW
2
3
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@CLE
4
5
NYY
@PHA
4
5
CHC
@CIN
1
3
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@NYG
7
6
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@STL
11
8
 
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Thursday, May 28, 1931,
, Shibe Park
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 0:00
Yankees
4
20-15
 Lost 2 
3rd, 6½ GB
at Athletics
5
26-8
 Won 2 
1st
W: Lefty Grove (7-1)
L: Red Ruffing (4-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  0  0   1  1  2   0  0  0    4 10  2
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  1   3  0  1    5 12  0
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

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 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .337 .395 .438 .832 0.121 1.33 0.197 -0.076 1.7 1 0 2B
Jimmie Reese 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .293 .344 .405 .749 -0.167 1.16 0.000 -0.167 -1.7 7 3
Babe Ruth LF 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .400 .544 .758 1.302 0.150 0.80 0.177 -0.027 1.4 1 0 HR
Lou Gehrig 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .304 .463 .556 1.018 0.001 0.86 0.055 -0.054 0.1 8 0
Ben Chapman RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .323 .379 .471 .850 -0.176 1.24 0.000 -0.176 -1.8 2 1 GDP
Joe Sewell 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .160 .300 .200 .500 -0.060 0.91 0.019 -0.079 -0.2 1 0
Lyn Lary SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .324 .425 .500 .925 0.009 0.96 0.056 -0.047 0.3 0 4
Bill Dickey C 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .298 .357 .359 .715 0.005 0.64 0.025 -0.020 0.0 3 0 2B
   Cy Perkins C 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 .000 .100 .000 .100 -0.049 1.55 0.007 -0.056 -0.5 3 0
Red Ruffing P 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .300 .300 .467 .767 -0.079 1.22 0.018 -0.097 -0.7 0 1
Team Totals 36 4 10 4 2 1 38 .278 .316 .417 .732 -0.245 1.08 0.554 -0.799 -1.5 26 9
2B: B Dickey (6, off R Walberg); E Combs (11, off R Walberg).
HR: B Ruth (8, off R Walberg, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: B Ruth 5; E Combs 4; B Dickey 2; L Gehrig 2; L Lary; R Ruffing.
GIDP: B Chapman ().
RBI: B Ruth 2 (26); C Perkins (1); E Combs (19).
2-out RBI: E Combs.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Lary-J Reese-L Gehrig.
E: L Gehrig (5); B Chapman (4).
Outfield Assists: B Chapman (M Bishop at 2nd base).

Philadelphia Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Max Bishop 2B 3 1 2 0 2 0 5 .285 .419 .415 .834 0.149 1.35 0.149 0.000 1.6 3 2 IW
Mule Haas CF 5 0 1 1 0 2 5 .310 .355 .421 .776 -0.008 2.06 0.199 -0.207 -0.4 3 0
Mickey Cochrane C 5 0 3 1 0 0 5 .414 .461 .693 1.153 0.250 2.13 0.302 -0.051 1.5 1 0
Al Simmons LF 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .410 .453 .763 1.216 0.048 2.31 0.231 -0.183 -1.5 4 0 2B,GDP
Jimmie Foxx 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .265 .359 .539 .898 -0.082 1.45 0.057 -0.138 -0.1 11 1 HR
Bing Miller RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .278 .326 .460 .786 -0.095 1.15 0.040 -0.135 -0.6 2 0 2B
Eric McNair 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .333 .394 .433 .827 -0.048 1.39 0.072 -0.120 -0.3 0 2
Joe Boley SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .194 .248 .266 .514 -0.010 1.39 0.094 -0.104 -0.1 2 4
Rube Walberg P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .100 .129 .100 .229 -0.051 0.96 0.000 -0.051 -0.5 1 2
   Phil Todt PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .147 .216 .206 .422 -0.064 2.61 0.000 -0.064 -0.4
   Lefty Grove P 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .160 .192 .200 .392 0.167 2.36 0.167 0.000 0.6 0 0 2B
Team Totals 38 5 12 5 2 6 40 .316 .350 .474 .824 0.256 1.69 1.311 -1.053 -0.0 27 11
2B: B Miller (13, off R Ruffing); A Simmons (12, off R Ruffing); L Grove (1, off R Ruffing).
HR: J Foxx (8, off R Ruffing, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
IBB: M Bishop (1, by R Ruffing).
TB: J Foxx 4; M Cochrane 3; A Simmons 2; B Miller 2; M Bishop 2; L Grove 2; E McNair; M Haas; J Boley.
GIDP: A Simmons ().
RBI: J Boley (12); M Cochrane (34); M Haas (14); A Simmons (38); J Foxx (32).
2-out RBI: J Foxx.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. E McNair-M Bishop-J Foxx.
PB: M Cochrane (2).

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Red Ruffing, L (4-3) 8.2 12 5 4 2 6 1 4.15 40 46 -0.257 1.69 0.0
Team Totals 8.2 12 5 4 2 6 1 4.15 40 46 -0.257 1.69 0.0

Philadelphia Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rube Walberg 7 9 4 4 2 0 1 3.07 31 41 -0.036 0.93 0.3
Lefty Grove, W (7-1) 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.99 7 0 0 0.279 1.74 1.2
Team Totals 9 10 4 4 2 1 1 4.00 38 41 0 0 0.243 1.08 1.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R Ruffing (1; M Bishop).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - George Moriarty, 1B - Harry Geisel, 2B - (none), 3B - George Hildebrand.
Time of Game: 0:00.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Philadelphia Athletics
1 Earle Combs CF 1 Max Bishop 2B
2 Jimmie Reese 2B 2 Mule Haas CF
3 Babe Ruth LF 3 Mickey Cochrane C
4 Lou Gehrig 1B 4 Al Simmons LF
5 Ben Chapman RF 5 Jimmie Foxx 1B
6 Joe Sewell 3B 6 Bing Miller RF
7 Lyn Lary SS 7 Eric McNair 3B
8 Bill Dickey C 8 Joe Boley SS
9 Red Ruffing P 9 Rube Walberg P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 2-4 1 12- R PHA M. Haas R. Ruffing 20% 52% Single to RF; Boley Scores; Bishop to 3B
b9 4-4 0 --- PHA L. Grove R. Ruffing 17% 83% Double to LF
b9 4-4 1 123 RO PHA A. Simmons R. Ruffing 16% 100% Flyball: RF; Grove Scores
b7 3-4 1 1-3 R PHA M. Cochrane R. Ruffing 13% 65% Single to RF; Bishop Scores/unER; Haas to 2B
b9 4-4 1 12- PHA M. Cochrane R. Ruffing 12% 84% Single; Grove to 3B; Bishop to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Rube Walberg facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O NYY E. Combs R. Walberg 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O NYY J. Reese R. Walberg 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- O NYY B. Ruth R. Walberg 1% 55% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- PHA M. Bishop R. Ruffing 3% 59% Single to CF
b1 0-0 0 1-- O PHA M. Haas R. Ruffing -3% 55% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 1-- PHA M. Cochrane R. Ruffing 6% 61% Single to RF; Bishop to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 OO PHA A. Simmons R. Ruffing -11% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Rube Walberg facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- NYY L. Gehrig R. Walberg -4% 46% Single to RF
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO NYY B. Chapman R. Walberg 8% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O NYY J. Sewell R. Walberg 1% 56% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O PHA J. Foxx R. Ruffing -2% 53% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- PHA B. Miller R. Ruffing 4% 57% Double to RF
b2 0-0 1 -2- O PHA E. McNair R. Ruffing -3% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B; Miller to 3B
b2 0-0 2 --3 O PHA J. Boley R. Ruffing -4% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Rube Walberg facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O NYY L. Lary R. Walberg 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 1 --- O NYY B. Dickey R. Walberg 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O NYY R. Ruffing R. Walberg 1% 56% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O PHA R. Walberg R. Ruffing -3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- PHA M. Bishop R. Ruffing 3% 56% Single to CF
b3 0-0 1 1-- O PHA M. Haas R. Ruffing -3% 53% Reached on E9 (Line Drive); Bishop out at 2B/RF-2B
b3 0-0 2 1-- O PHA M. Cochrane R. Ruffing -3% 50% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Rube Walberg facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- NYY E. Combs R. Walberg -4% 46% Single to SS
t4 0-0 0 1-- NYY J. Reese R. Walberg -3% 43% Passed Ball; Combs to 2B
t4 0-0 0 -2- O NYY J. Reese R. Walberg 5% 48% Groundout: P-1B
t4 0-0 1 -2- R NYY B. Ruth R. Walberg -9% 39% Single to CF; Combs Scores
t4 1-0 1 1-- O NYY L. Gehrig R. Walberg 3% 42% Popfly: SS
t4 1-0 2 1-- O NYY B. Chapman R. Walberg 3% 45% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 4-5-6
b4 0-1 0 --- PHA A. Simmons R. Ruffing 7% 52% Double to LF
b4 0-1 0 -2- O PHA J. Foxx R. Ruffing -2% 50% Flyball: CF; Simmons to 3B
b4 0-1 1 --3 O PHA B. Miller R. Ruffing -7% 43% Strikeout
b4 0-1 2 --3 O PHA E. McNair R. Ruffing -5% 38% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 1, Athletics 0.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Rube Walberg facing 6-7-8
t5 1-0 0 --- O NYY J. Sewell R. Walberg 3% 40% Flyball: RF
t5 1-0 1 --- O NYY L. Lary R. Walberg 2% 42% Foul Flyball: 1B
t5 1-0 2 --- NYY B. Dickey R. Walberg -3% 40% Double to CF
t5 1-0 2 -2- NYY R. Ruffing R. Walberg -2% 38% Single to LF; Dickey to 3B
t5 1-0 2 1-3 R NYY E. Combs R. Walberg -11% 27% Double to LF; Dickey Scores; Ruffing to 3B
t5 2-0 2 -23 O NYY J. Reese R. Walberg 5% 32% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 8-9-1
Cy Perkins replaces Bill Dickey playing C batting 8th
b5 0-2 0 --- O PHA J. Boley R. Ruffing -3% 28% Popfly: 2B
b5 0-2 1 --- O PHA R. Walberg R. Ruffing -2% 26% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-2 2 --- PHA M. Bishop R. Ruffing 2% 28% Walk
b5 0-2 2 1-- O PHA M. Haas R. Ruffing -3% 24% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Rube Walberg facing 3-4-5
t6 2-0 0 --- R NYY B. Ruth R. Walberg -8% 16% Home Run
t6 3-0 0 --- NYY L. Gehrig R. Walberg -2% 14% Single to RF
t6 3-0 0 1-- O NYY B. Chapman R. Walberg 2% 16% Foul Flyball: 1B
t6 3-0 1 1-- NYY J. Sewell R. Walberg -2% 14% Walk; Gehrig to 2B
t6 3-0 1 12- NYY L. Lary R. Walberg -3% 11% Walk; Gehrig to 3B; Sewell to 2B
t6 3-0 1 123 RO NYY C. Perkins R. Walberg -1% 10% Flyball: CF; Gehrig Scores
t6 4-0 2 12- O NYY R. Ruffing R. Walberg 2% 12% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 4, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 3-4-5
b6 0-4 0 --- O PHA M. Cochrane R. Ruffing -2% 10% Popfly: 2B
b6 0-4 1 --- O PHA A. Simmons R. Ruffing -2% 8% Popfly: 2B
b6 0-4 2 --- R PHA J. Foxx R. Ruffing 6% 14% Home Run
b6 1-4 2 --- O PHA B. Miller R. Ruffing -1% 13% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 4, Athletics 1.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-1, Athletics' Rube Walberg facing 1-2-3
t7 4-1 0 --- NYY E. Combs R. Walberg -2% 11% Single to P
t7 4-1 0 1-- O NYY J. Reese R. Walberg 1% 12% Groundout: P-1B; Combs to 2B
t7 4-1 1 -2- O NYY B. Ruth R. Walberg 2% 13% Groundout: SS-1B; Combs to 3B
t7 4-1 2 --3 O NYY L. Gehrig R. Walberg 2% 16% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 4, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-4, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 7-8-9
b7 1-4 0 --- PHA E. McNair R. Ruffing 7% 23% Single to RF (Fly Ball); McNair to 2B
b7 1-4 0 -2- R PHA J. Boley R. Ruffing 9% 32% Single to CF; McNair Scores
Phil Todt pinch hits for Rube Walberg (P) batting 9th
b7 2-4 0 1-- O PHA P. Todt R. Ruffing -6% 26% Strikeout
b7 2-4 1 1-- PHA M. Bishop R. Ruffing 7% 32% Reached on E3 (throw) (Ground Ball); Boley to 2B
b7 2-4 1 12- R PHA M. Haas R. Ruffing 20% 52% Single to RF; Boley Scores; Bishop to 3B
b7 3-4 1 1-3 R PHA M. Cochrane R. Ruffing 13% 65% Single to RF; Bishop Scores/unER; Haas to 2B
b7 4-4 1 12- O PHA A. Simmons R. Ruffing -6% 59% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Haas to 3B
b7 4-4 2 1-3 O PHA J. Foxx R. Ruffing -9% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Yankees 4, Athletics 4.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Tied 4-4, Athletics' Lefty Grove facing 5-6-7
Lefty Grove replaces Phil Todt (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-4 0 --- O NYY B. Chapman L. Grove 5% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 4-4 1 --- O NYY J. Sewell L. Grove 4% 59% Lineout: 2B
t8 4-4 2 --- NYY L. Lary L. Grove -3% 56% Single to RF
t8 4-4 2 1-- O NYY C. Perkins L. Grove 6% 62% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 4, Athletics 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Tied 4-4, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 6-7-8
b8 4-4 0 --- O PHA B. Miller R. Ruffing -5% 57% Flyball: LF
b8 4-4 1 --- O PHA E. McNair R. Ruffing -4% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 4-4 2 --- O PHA J. Boley R. Ruffing -3% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 4, Athletics 4.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Tied 4-4, Athletics' Lefty Grove facing 9-1-2
t9 4-4 0 --- O NYY R. Ruffing L. Grove 7% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 4-4 1 --- O NYY E. Combs L. Grove 5% 62% Flyball: LF
t9 4-4 2 --- O NYY J. Reese L. Grove 4% 66% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 4, Athletics 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Tied 4-4, Yankees' Red Ruffing facing 9-1-2
b9 4-4 0 --- PHA L. Grove R. Ruffing 17% 83% Double to LF
b9 4-4 0 -2- PHA M. Bishop R. Ruffing 0% 83% Intentional Walk
b9 4-4 0 12- O PHA M. Haas R. Ruffing -11% 72% Foul Flyball: 3B
b9 4-4 1 12- PHA M. Cochrane R. Ruffing 12% 84% Single; Grove to 3B; Bishop to 2B
b9 4-4 1 123 RO PHA A. Simmons R. Ruffing 16% 100% Flyball: RF; Grove Scores
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 4, Athletics 5.

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