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."
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|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