1946 Season Replay: Late Rally by Red Sox Secures Win



April 16, 1946

Fans brought energy and enthusiasm to the Washington Senators home opener. Dutch Leonard started for the home team against Tex Hughson for the Boston Red Sox. The Senators were unable to reward the home crowd with a win. The final score was 4-1, Boston.

Tex Hughson was named player of the game. The Red Sox got a big at-bat from catcher Hal Wagner. For the game, Wagner went 2-5 with 2 singles. He drove in 2 runs. In the top of the eighth, with runners on 1st and 2nd, he stroked a run-scoring single. His 2nd hit of the season gave Boston a 2-1 lead.

 "We put it together today and came out with the win," Wagner said in postgame remarks. "That's the main thing."

Boston Red Sox (1-0)0000000224130
Washington Senators (0-1)000100000191


BOSTON BATTING LINESCORESWASHINGTON BATTING LINESCORES
PlayerABRHRBIBBKLOBAVGHRRBI
D. DiMaggio CF5020002.40000
J. Pesky SS4110101.25000
T. Williams LF3110203.33300
R. York 1B4120103.50000
B. Doerr 2B5110006.20000
T. McBride RF5032000.60002
H. Wagner C5022001.40002
R. Russell 3B5010006.20000
T. Hughson P5000025.00000
Totals4141344227   
BATTING
Total Bases: T. Williams , R. York 2 , B. Doerr , J. Pesky , D. DiMaggio 2 , H. Wagner 2 , R. Russell , T. McBride 3
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: T. Williams , B. Doerr 2 , D. DiMaggio ,T. Hughson
Team LOB: 13

FIELDING
Double Plays: 1 (Russell-Doerr-York)
PlayerABRHRBIBBKLOBAVGHRRBI
S. Robertson 3B4000021.00000
B. Lewis RF4010001.25000
M. Vernon 1B4010002.25000
S. Spence CF4131001.75011
J. Heath LF4000012.00000
J. Priddy 2B4020000.50000
C. Travis SS4010003.25000
A. Evans C3000013.00000
D. Leonard P3010001.33300
Totals341910414   
BATTING
Doubles: D. Leonard (1, 3rd Inning off T. Hughson, 0 on, 0 outs) M. Vernon (1, 6th Inning off T. Hughson, 0 on, 1 out)
Home Runs: S. Spence (1, 4th Inning off T. Hughson, 0 on, 0 outs)
Total Bases: D. Leonard 2 , M. Vernon 2 , C. Travis , S. Spence 6 , J. Priddy 2 , B. Lewis
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: M. Vernon , A. Evans
GIDP: C. Travis
Team LOB: 6

FIELDING
Errors: J. Priddy (1)
BOSTON PITCHING LINESCORESWASHINGTON PITCHING LINESCORES
PlayerIPHRERBBKHRPIPSERA
T. Hughson W (1-0)9.0911041123831.00
PITCHING
Game Score: T. Hughson 69
Batters Faced: T. Hughson 34
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: T. Hughson 10-11
Pitches - Strikes: T. Hughson 123-83 
PlayerIPHRERBBKHRPIPSERA
D. Leonard L (0-1)9.01344420142894.00
PITCHING
Game Score: D. Leonard 43
Batters Faced: D. Leonard 45
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: D. Leonard 9-16
Pitches - Strikes: D. Leonard 142-89 
GAME NOTES
Player of the Game: Tex Hughson
Ballpark: Griffith Stadium I
Weather: Partly Cloudy (57 degrees), wind blowing right to left at 20 mph
Start Time: 2:05 pm EST
Time: 2:35
Attendance: 10652

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