1946 Season Replay: Red Sox Raise Rally Flag, Beat Washington, 14-9

April 17, 1946



Boston Red Sox (2-0)01070001514162
Washington Senators (0-2)0014030109161

The Boston Red Sox dealt the Washington Senators a 14-9 loss at Griffith Stadium. Dom DiMaggio was the star on offense. He was 3-6 with a home run and a double. He scored 3 runs and drove in 3.

The Red Sox, now 2-0, have been on a roll in the early going. The Red Sox got a big at-bat from pinch hitter George Metkovich. For the game, Metkovich was 1-1 with a double, while adding 2 RBI and scoring once. In the top of the ninth, with runners on 1st and 3rd, he stroked a 2-run double. His 1st double of the season gave Boston a 11-9 lead.

 "Good to get a win," said Metkovich, "but it's a long season."

BOSTON BATTING LINESCORESWASHINGTON BATTING LINESCORES
PlayerABRHRBIBBKLOBAVGHRRBI
D. DiMaggio CF6333000.45513
J. Pesky SS5232120.44402
T. Williams LF4122201.42902
R. York 1B5223104.44403
B. Doerr 2B6022014.27302
T. McBride RF5100114.30002
H. Wagner C4210102.33302
R. Russell 3B4220101.33300
D. Ferriss P3000005.00000
   a-L. Culberson PH1000010.00000
   C. Dreisewerd P0000000.00000
   b-G. Metkovich PH11120001.00002
   B. Klinger P0000000.00000
Totals441416147521   
a - L. Culberson pinch hit for D. Ferriss in the 8th
b - G. Metkovich pinch hit for C. Dreisewerd in the 9th

BATTING
Doubles: T. Williams (1, 4th Inning off M. Haefner, 3 on, 2 outs) H. Wagner (1, 9th Inning off E. Wynn, 0 on, 1 out) D. DiMaggio (1, 9th Inning off E. Wynn, 1 on, 1 out) B. Doerr (1, 4th Inning off M. Haefner, 1 on, 2 outs) G. Metkovich (1, 9th Inning off E. Wynn, 2 on, 1 out)
Triples: R. York (1, 4th Inning off M. Haefner, 2 on, 2 outs) B. Doerr (1, 2nd Inning off M. Haefner, 1 on, 0 outs)
Home Runs: D. DiMaggio (1, 8th Inning off E. Wynn, 0 on, 1 out)
Total Bases: R. York 4 , T. Williams 3 , H. Wagner 2 , R. Russell 2 , J. Pesky 3 , D. DiMaggio 7 , B. Doerr 5 , G. Metkovich 2
2-out RBI: R. York , T. Williams , J. Pesky , D. DiMaggio , B. Doerr
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: D. Ferriss , T. McBride 2 , B. Doerr
Team LOB: 9

FIELDING
Errors: R. York (1) , R. Russell (1)
Double Plays: 1 (Doerr-Pesky-York)
PlayerABRHRBIBBKLOBAVGHRRBI
S. Robertson 3B5000004.00000
   M. Candini P0000000.00000
B. Lewis RF5341000.55601
M. Vernon 1B3232100.57102
S. Spence CF5123003.55614
J. Heath LF5011004.11101
J. Priddy 2B3010001.42900
   E. Wynn P1000001.00000
   c-E. Yost 3B1000010.00000
C. Travis SS5120001.33300
A. Evans C5121002.25001
M. Haefner P2001010.00001
   a-G. Myatt 2B10100001.00000
   b-G. Torres 2B2100002.00000
Totals4391691218   
a - G. Myatt substituted for M. Haefner in the 6th
b - G. Torres substituted for G. Myatt in the 6th
c - E. Yost substituted for E. Wynn in the 9th

BATTING
Doubles: M. Vernon (2, 4th Inning off D. Ferriss, 1 on, 2 outs) S. Spence 2 (2, 3rd Inning off D. Ferriss, 1 on, 1 out; 4th Inning off D. Ferriss, 1 on, 2 outs) B. Lewis (1, 1st Inning off D. Ferriss, 0 on, 1 out) J. Heath (1, 6th Inning off D. Ferriss, 1 on, 2 outs) G. Myatt (1, 6th Inning off D. Ferriss, 0 on, 0 outs)
Triples: B. Lewis (1, 8th Inning off C. Dreisewerd, 0 on, 0 outs) A. Evans (1, 4th Inning off D. Ferriss, 1 on, 0 outs)
Total Bases: M. Vernon 4 , C. Travis 2 , S. Spence 4 , J. Priddy , B. Lewis 7 , J. Heath 2 , A. Evans 4 , G. Myatt 2
2-out RBI: M. Vernon , S. Spence , J. Heath
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: E. Wynn , S. Robertson 2 , J. Priddy , J. Heath 2 , G. Torres
GIDP: C. Travis
Sac Fly: M. Vernon
Team LOB: 9

FIELDING
Errors: G. Torres (1)
BOSTON PITCHING LINESCORESWASHINGTON PITCHING LINESCORES
PlayerIPHRERBBKHRPIPSERA
D. Ferriss7.01585110125796.43
C. Dreisewerd W (1-0), BS (1)1.01110001479.00
B. Klinger1.000001019120.00
PITCHING
Game Score: D. Ferriss 21
Batters Faced: D. Ferriss 37, C. Dreisewerd 4, B. Klinger 4
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: D. Ferriss 11-8, C. Dreisewerd 1-2, B. Klinger 1-1
Pitches - Strikes: D. Ferriss 125-79, C. Dreisewerd 14-7, B. Klinger 19-12 
PlayerIPHRERBBKHRPIPSERA
M. Haefner5.0788540996014.40
E. Wynn L (0-1)3.1755111663913.50
M. Candini0.2211100201113.50
PITCHING
Game Score: M. Haefner 20
Batters Faced: M. Haefner 27, E. Wynn 19, M. Candini 5
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: M. Haefner 6-5, E. Wynn 5-4, M. Candini 1-1
Pitches - Strikes: M. Haefner 99-60, E. Wynn 66-39, M. Candini 20-11
Inherited Runners - Scored: M. Candini 1-1 
GAME NOTES
Player of the Game: Dom DiMaggio
Ballpark: Griffith Stadium I
Weather: Clear skies (58 degrees), wind blowing right to left at 10 mph
Start Time: 2:05 pm EST
Time: 3:12
Attendance: 10380
Special Notes: 2B George Myatt was injured while running the bases.

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