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Sunday, September 7, 2008, 2:06PM
, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Attendance: 28,644, Time of Game: 3:09
Red Sox
7
84-58
 Won 1 
2nd, 1½ GB
at Rangers
2
70-74
 Lost 1 
2nd, 17 GB
W: Paul Byrd (11-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  2  0   0  2  2   1  0  0    7 12  1
Rangers         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  1    2  7  1

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jacoby Ellsbury RF 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .263 .327 .363 .690 22 13 0.018 0.61 0.050 -0.032 0.3 4 0
Dustin Pedroia 2B 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .330 .378 .501 .878 25 16 -0.077 0.68 0.023 -0.100 -0.1 1 1
David Ortiz DH 5 1 2 2 0 0 5 .270 .381 .489 .870 12 7 0.127 0.50 0.152 -0.024 0.7 HR
Kevin Youkilis 3B-1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .314 .385 .563 .948 22 14 -0.029 0.31 0.009 -0.038 -0.7 1 0 2B
Jason Bay LF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .288 .371 .519 .890 11 7 -0.037 0.37 0.010 -0.047 0.6 3 0 HR
Sean Casey 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .345 .404 .421 .825 15 11 -0.026 0.42 0.011 -0.037 -0.2 3 0
   Jed Lowrie 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .279 .357 .437 .793 4 3 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.3 0 0
Jason Varitek C 5 1 1 0 0 3 5 .229 .319 .372 .691 20 13 -0.006 0.29 0.013 -0.019 -0.6 9 0
Alex Cora SS 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .295 .387 .372 .759 17 8 0.111 0.41 0.121 -0.010 1.0 3 3 3B
Coco Crisp CF 3 2 2 1 1 0 4 .284 .344 .416 .759 13 6 0.121 0.74 0.132 -0.011 1.5 3 0 2B,SB
Paul Byrd P 0 1
   Javier Lopez P 0 0
   Manny Delcarmen P 0 0
   Chris Smith P 0 0
   Jonathan Papelbon P 0 0
Team Totals 39 7 12 7 4 5 43 .308 .372 .564 .936 161 98 0.201 0.47 0.521 -0.319 2.1 27 5
2B: K Youkilis (37, off B McCarthy); C Crisp (15, off J Benoit).
3B: A Cora (1, off B McCarthy).
HR: D Ortiz (18, off B McCarthy, 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF); J Bay (27, off J Wright, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: D Ortiz 5; J Bay 5; C Crisp 3; A Cora 3; K Youkilis 2; J Varitek; D Pedroia; J Ellsbury; S Casey.
RBI: D Ortiz 2 (72); C Crisp (39); J Bay (94); A Cora (9); J Ellsbury (43); D Pedroia (77).
2-out RBI: D Ortiz 2; D Pedroia; A Cora; C Crisp; J Ellsbury.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Pedroia-A Cora-S Casey; P Byrd-A Cora-S Casey.
PB: J Varitek (4).
E: P Byrd (2).
Baserunning
SB: C Crisp (19, 2nd base off B McCarthy/T Teagarden).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joaquin Arias 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .250 .294 .344 .638 18 12 -0.027 0.61 0.016 -0.043 -1.2 0 2 HBP
Ramon Vazquez SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .299 .374 .444 .818 19 9 0.015 0.74 0.036 -0.021 0.4 1 2 2B
Michael Young DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .282 .333 .405 .738 14 12 -0.108 1.02 0.000 -0.108 -1.4
Josh Hamilton CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .303 .365 .542 .908 18 9 0.025 0.61 0.054 -0.029 0.2 4 0
Marlon Byrd LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .290 .375 .460 .835 23 14 -0.072 0.74 0.032 -0.104 -0.5 1 0 GDP
Hank Blalock 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .261 .310 .399 .709 14 10 -0.079 0.54 0.000 -0.079 -1.4 10 0 GDP
Nelson Cruz RF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .326 .404 .609 1.013 22 14 0.050 0.81 0.071 -0.021 0.9 4 0 SB
Chris Davis 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .275 .331 .541 .871 15 11 -0.065 0.68 0.000 -0.065 -1.5 2 1
Taylor Teagarden C 4 1 2 2 0 2 4 .333 .333 .933 1.267 13 10 -0.038 0.39 0.011 -0.049 1.7 5 1 HR
Brandon McCarthy P 0 1
   Luis Mendoza P 0 0
   Jamey Wright P 0 1
   Joaquin Benoit P 0 1
   Frank Francisco P 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 4 9 37 .219 .324 .344 .668 156 101 -0.299 0.66 0.220 -0.519 -2.9 27 9
2B: R Vazquez (18, off M Delcarmen).
HR: T Teagarden (3, off M Delcarmen, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
HBP: J Arias (1, by P Byrd).
TB: T Teagarden 5; N Cruz 2; R Vazquez 2; M Byrd; J Hamilton.
GIDP: M Byrd (9); H Blalock (7).
RBI: T Teagarden 2 (6).
2-out RBI: T Teagarden.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
E: T Teagarden (1).
Baserunning
SB: N Cruz (3, 3rd base off P Byrd/J Varitek).
Pickoffs: N Cruz (1st base by P Byrd).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Paul Byrd, W (11-11) 6.2 3 0 0 3 4 0 4.39 25 102 64 41 7 16 4 13 5 0 69 0.286 0.92 3.3
Javier Lopez 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.72 1 5 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.006 0.21 0.5
Manny Delcarmen 1 2 1 1 0 3 1 3.86 5 24 16 6 4 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.13 -0.5
Chris Smith 0.1 0 1 1 1 0 0 5.79 2 10 5 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.17 -0.0
Jonathan Papelbon 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.66 4 15 12 6 3 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 0.003 0.14 -0.4
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 4 9 1 2.00 37 156 101 58 16 27 6 17 5 0 69 3 1 0.298 0.66 2.9

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Brandon McCarthy, L (1-1) 5.1 7 6 6 3 1 1 4.22 26 94 55 33 5 17 10 12 5 0 28 -0.156 0.69 -1.7
Luis Mendoza 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 8.25 4 15 11 8 1 2 3 1 1 0 2 2 -0.041 0.43 -1.0
Jamey Wright 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 4.76 4 14 10 4 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.007 0.04 -0.5
Joaquin Benoit 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.00 5 22 13 8 2 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.5
Frank Francisco 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.43 4 16 9 4 2 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 7 7 4 5 2 7.00 43 161 98 57 13 28 15 19 8 0 28 2 2 -0.202 0.47 -2.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: P Byrd (7; J Arias).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: P Byrd (3; N Cruz, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Sam Holbrook, 1B - Mark Wegner, 2B - Jeff Kellogg, 3B - Chad Fairchild.
Time of Game: 3:09.
Attendance: 28,644.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 93° F, Wind 9mph from Left to Right, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 2-0 2 --3 5,(2-2)  RR BOS D. Ortiz B. McCarthy 14% 88% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Crisp Scores
t2 0-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  R BOS A. Cora B. McCarthy 12% 59% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Varitek Scores
b4 0-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO TEX M. Byrd P. Byrd 10% 73% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b3 0-2 2 123 3,(0-2)  O TEX M. Young P. Byrd 9% 72% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R BOS C. Crisp B. McCarthy 8% 67% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Cora Scores

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, Rangers' Brandon McCarthy facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Ellsbury B. McCarthy -2% 48% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia B. McCarthy -2% 46% Lineout: 3B
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS D. Ortiz B. McCarthy 1% 47% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis B. McCarthy -2% 45% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Paul Byrd facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX J. Arias P. Byrd 2% 47% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O TEX R. Vazquez P. Byrd 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX M. Young P. Byrd 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Rangers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Brandon McCarthy facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Bay B. McCarthy -2% 48% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t2 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS S. Casey B. McCarthy -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS J. Varitek B. McCarthy 1% 47% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t2 0-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  R BOS A. Cora B. McCarthy 12% 59% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Varitek Scores
t2 1-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R BOS C. Crisp B. McCarthy 8% 67% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Cora Scores
t2 2-0 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  BOS J. Ellsbury B. McCarthy 2% 69% Walk; Crisp to 2B
t2 2-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia B. McCarthy -3% 65% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B (Weak 3B); Ellsbury to 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 2, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Paul Byrd facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX J. Hamilton P. Byrd 3% 68% Lineout: SS (SS-2B)
b2 0-2 1 --- 8,(2-2)  TEX M. Byrd P. Byrd -3% 65% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b2 0-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO TEX H. Blalock P. Byrd 6% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Rangers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Brandon McCarthy facing 3-4-5
t3 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS D. Ortiz B. McCarthy -2% 69% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
t3 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis B. McCarthy -1% 67% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 2-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Bay B. McCarthy -1% 67% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Paul Byrd facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  TEX N. Cruz P. Byrd -4% 62% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b3 0-2 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O TEX C. Davis P. Byrd 4% 66% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b3 0-2 1 1-- TEX T. Teagarden P. Byrd -2% 65% Cruz Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Cruz to 2B
b3 0-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O TEX T. Teagarden P. Byrd 4% 68% Strikeout Looking, Cruz Steals 3B
b3 0-2 2 --3 2,(0-1)  TEX J. Arias P. Byrd -2% 67% Hit By Pitch
b3 0-2 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  TEX R. Vazquez P. Byrd -3% 64% Walk; Arias to 2B
b3 0-2 2 123 3,(0-2)  O TEX M. Young P. Byrd 9% 72% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Red Sox 2, Rangers 0.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Brandon McCarthy facing 6-7-8
t4 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS S. Casey B. McCarthy -2% 70% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t4 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Varitek B. McCarthy -1% 69% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O BOS A. Cora B. McCarthy -1% 68% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Paul Byrd facing 4-5-6
b4 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  TEX J. Hamilton P. Byrd -5% 63% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b4 0-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO TEX M. Byrd P. Byrd 10% 73% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b4 0-2 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O TEX H. Blalock P. Byrd 1% 75% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Rangers 0.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rangers' Brandon McCarthy facing 9-1-2
t5 2-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS C. Crisp B. McCarthy 3% 77% Walk
t5 2-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  BOS J. Ellsbury B. McCarthy 2% 79% Crisp Steals 2B
t5 2-0 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury B. McCarthy -1% 79% Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home); Crisp to 3B
t5 2-0 1 --3 3,(1-1)  O BOS D. Pedroia B. McCarthy -5% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t5 2-0 2 --3 5,(2-2)  RR BOS D. Ortiz B. McCarthy 14% 88% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Crisp Scores
t5 4-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS K. Youkilis B. McCarthy 1% 88% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t5 4-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Bay B. McCarthy -1% 87% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-4, Red Sox' Paul Byrd facing 7-8-9
b5 0-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O TEX N. Cruz P. Byrd 2% 89% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b5 0-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX C. Davis P. Byrd 1% 91% Flyball: LF
b5 0-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX T. Teagarden P. Byrd 1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Rangers 0.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-0, Rangers' Brandon McCarthy facing 6-7-8
t6 4-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  BOS S. Casey B. McCarthy 1% 92% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t6 4-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Varitek B. McCarthy -0% 92% Groundout: P-1B; Casey to 2B
t6 4-0 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  BOS A. Cora B. McCarthy 0% 92% Walk
Luis Mendoza replaces Brandon McCarthy pitching
t6 4-0 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O BOS C. Crisp L. Mendoza -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Casey to 3B
t6 4-0 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  R BOS J. Ellsbury L. Mendoza 3% 95% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Casey Scores; Crisp to 2B
t6 5-0 2 12- 6,(1-2)  R BOS D. Pedroia L. Mendoza 2% 97% Single to RF (Line Drive); Crisp Scores; Ellsbury to 2B
t6 6-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O BOS D. Ortiz L. Mendoza -1% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 6, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-6, Red Sox' Paul Byrd facing 1-2-3
b6 0-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX J. Arias P. Byrd 1% 97% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
b6 0-6 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX R. Vazquez P. Byrd 1% 98% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
b6 0-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX M. Young P. Byrd 0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Rangers 0.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-0, Rangers' Jamey Wright facing 4-5-6
Jamey Wright replaces Luis Mendoza pitching
t7 6-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis J. Wright -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t7 6-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R BOS J. Bay J. Wright 1% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t7 7-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS S. Casey J. Wright -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
t7 7-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Varitek J. Wright -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 7, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-7, Red Sox' Paul Byrd facing 4-5-6
Kevin Youkilis moves from 3B to 1B
Jed Lowrie replaces Sean Casey (1B) playing 3B batting 6th
b7 0-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX J. Hamilton P. Byrd -1% 98% Walk
b7 0-7 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O TEX M. Byrd P. Byrd 1% 99% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b7 0-7 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O TEX H. Blalock P. Byrd 0% 99% Flyball: RF
b7 0-7 2 1-- 10,(3-2)  TEX N. Cruz P. Byrd -0% 99% Walk; Hamilton to 2B
Javier Lopez replaces Paul Byrd pitching
b7 0-7 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O TEX C. Davis J. Lopez 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 7, Rangers 0.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-0, Rangers' Joaquin Benoit facing 8-9-1
Joaquin Benoit replaces Jamey Wright pitching
t8 7-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS A. Cora J. Benoit -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t8 7-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS C. Crisp J. Benoit 0% 100% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t8 7-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  BOS J. Ellsbury J. Benoit 0% 100% E2 on Foul Ball
t8 7-0 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury J. Benoit -0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 7-0 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  BOS D. Pedroia J. Benoit 0% 100% Walk
t8 7-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O BOS D. Ortiz J. Benoit -0% 99% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 7, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-7, Red Sox' Manny Delcarmen facing 9-1-2
Manny Delcarmen replaces Javier Lopez pitching
b8 0-7 0 --- 3,(2-0)  R TEX T. Teagarden M. Delcarmen -1% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b8 1-7 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O TEX J. Arias M. Delcarmen 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b8 1-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  TEX R. Vazquez M. Delcarmen -1% 99% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line)
b8 1-7 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O TEX M. Young M. Delcarmen 1% 99% Strikeout Looking
b8 1-7 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  O TEX J. Hamilton M. Delcarmen 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 7, Rangers 1.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-1, Rangers' Frank Francisco facing 4-5-6
Frank Francisco replaces Joaquin Benoit pitching
t9 7-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O BOS K. Youkilis F. Francisco -0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 7-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS J. Bay F. Francisco 0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t9 7-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Lowrie F. Francisco -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 7-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Varitek F. Francisco -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 7, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-7, Red Sox' Chris Smith facing 5-6-7
Chris Smith replaces Manny Delcarmen pitching
b9 1-7 0 --- 7,(3-2)  TEX M. Byrd C. Smith -0% 99% Walk
b9 1-7 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O TEX H. Blalock C. Smith 0% 100% Flyball: CF
Jonathan Papelbon replaces Chris Smith pitching
b9 1-7 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  TEX N. Cruz J. Papelbon -0% 99% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Byrd to 2B
b9 1-7 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O TEX C. Davis J. Papelbon 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 1-7 2 12- 3,(0-2)  R TEX T. Teagarden J. Papelbon -0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Byrd Scores; Cruz to 3B
b9 2-7 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  TEX J. Arias J. Papelbon -0% 99% Passed Ball; Teagarden to 2B
b9 2-7 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O TEX J. Arias J. Papelbon 1% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 7, Rangers 2.

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  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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