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Scores
Standings
CLE
@BAL
1
4
CLE
@BAL
5
0
DET
@BOS
4
10
DET
@BOS
9
3
KCA
@NYY
4
3
KCA
@NYY
4
8
CHW
@WSH
3
0
CHW
@WSH
5
4
NYG
@CHC
2
5
NYG
@CHC
9
4
BRO
@CIN
7
1
BRO
@CIN
4
11
PHI
@MLN
5
6
PHI
@MLN
9
1
PIT
@STL
1
5
Sunday, May 15, 1955,
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 34,109, Time of Game: 2:21
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Indians
5
20-9
 Won 1 
1st
at Orioles
0
9-20
 Lost 1 
8th, 11 GB
W: Mike Garcia (3-3)
L: Bob Kuzava (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         2  0  0   0  1  0   0  2  0    5  8  0
Orioles         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  7  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Smith RF-3B 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .302 .417 .526 .943 -0.064 0.44 0.000 -0.065 -0.6 1 1
Dave Pope LF 4 2 2 0 1 1 5 .311 .436 .667 1.103 0.052 0.49 0.070 -0.017 0.4 1 0
Vic Wertz 1B 3 1 1 2 1 0 5 .258 .373 .419 .793 0.154 0.70 0.158 -0.004 0.9 8 1 2B,SF
Al Rosen 3B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .226 .358 .417 .775 0.017 1.11 0.017 0.000 0.2
   Dave Philley PR-RF 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .500 .500 .625 1.125 -0.020 0.54 0.029 -0.049 0.3 3 0 2B,GDP
Larry Doby CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .267 .302 .389 .691 -0.050 0.75 0.014 -0.064 0.1 2 0 2B
Hank Majeski 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .167 .286 .333 .619 0.105 0.58 0.114 -0.009 0.8 4 3
Sam Dente SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .067 .000 .067 -0.050 0.60 0.000 -0.050 -1.0 1 1
Jim Hegan C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .138 .221 .224 .445 -0.050 0.48 0.000 -0.050 -1.0 6 1
Mike Garcia P 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .313 .389 .375 .764 0.031 0.28 0.048 -0.017 0.7 1 1 2B
Team Totals 34 5 8 5 4 4 39 .235 .308 .353 .661 0.125 0.55 0.450 -0.325 0.9 27 8
2B: V Wertz (5, off B Kuzava); M Garcia (1, off H Byrd); D Philley (1, off H Byrd); L Doby (2, off H Byrd).
SF: V Wertz (1, off H Byrd).
TB: M Garcia 3; D Philley 2; L Doby 2; V Wertz 2; D Pope 2; H Majeski.
GIDP: D Philley (1).
RBI: V Wertz 2 (10); D Philley (1); L Doby (12); H Majeski (3).
2-out RBI: H Majeski.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Dente-H Majeski-V Wertz.

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Cox 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .184 .250 .262 .512 -0.079 0.79 0.000 -0.079 -0.8 2 2
Eddie Waitkus 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .300 .391 .375 .766 0.000 0.53 0.032 -0.032 -0.1 11 0
Chuck Diering CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .256 .293 .346 .639 -0.046 0.62 0.008 -0.054 -0.1 1 0
Gene Woodling RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .219 .341 .370 .711 0.035 0.84 0.067 -0.032 0.2 0 0
Gil Coan LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .313 .380 .391 .771 -0.067 1.17 0.030 -0.097 -0.8 3 0
Les Moss C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .308 .357 .487 .844 -0.112 0.92 0.000 -0.112 -1.3 5 0 GDP
Bobby Young 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .208 .288 .250 .538 -0.016 0.82 0.025 -0.041 -0.2 1 3
Willy Miranda SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .242 .310 .341 .651 -0.004 0.54 0.013 -0.017 -0.0 4 2
   Hal Smith PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .313 .356 .425 .781 -0.047 1.87 0.000 -0.047 -0.4
   Fred Marsh SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .385 .273 .657 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bob Kuzava P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Harry Byrd P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .083 .083 .083 .167 -0.033 0.62 0.000 -0.033 -0.3 0 4
   Lou Kretlow P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111 .222 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Cal Abrams PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .087 .344 .087 .431 -0.007 0.28 0.000 -0.007 -0.2
   Don Johnson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 0 7 0 0 6 33 .212 .212 .212 .424 -0.376 0.80 0.175 -0.551 -4.1 27 12
TB: G Woodling 2; B Young; C Diering; E Waitkus; W Miranda; G Coan.
GIDP: L Moss (1).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Young-W Miranda-E Waitkus.
E: B Cox (2).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Garcia, W (3-3) 9 7 0 0 0 6 0 3.46 33 79 0.376 0.80 4.1
Team Totals 9 7 0 0 0 6 0 0.00 33 79 0.376 0.80 4.1

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Kuzava, L (0-1) 0.2 2 2 2 2 0 0 4.50 6 38 -0.196 1.16 -2.0
Harry Byrd 6.2 5 3 3 1 2 0 3.66 26 2 0 0.066 0.56 -0.0
Lou Kretlow 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 8.36 2 1 0 0.004 0.09 0.6
Don Johnson 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 8.56 5 0 0 0.001 0.03 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 4 4 0 5.00 39 38 3 0 -0.125 0.55 -0.9
Balks: None.
WP: D Johnson (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Nestor Chylak, 1B - Charlie Berry, 2B - Bill McKinley, 3B - Red Flaherty.
Time of Game: 2:21.
Attendance: 34,109.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Baltimore Orioles
1 Al Smith RF 1 Billy Cox 3B
2 Dave Pope LF 2 Eddie Waitkus 1B
3 Vic Wertz 1B 3 Chuck Diering CF
4 Al Rosen 3B 4 Gene Woodling RF
5 Larry Doby CF 5 Gil Coan LF
6 Hank Majeski 2B 6 Les Moss C
7 Sam Dente SS 7 Bobby Young 2B
8 Jim Hegan C 8 Willy Miranda SS
9 Mike Garcia P 9 Bob Kuzava P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 1 1-- R CLE V. Wertz B. Kuzava 12% 62% Double (LF-CF); Pope Scores
t1 1-0 2 12- R CLE H. Majeski B. Kuzava 10% 70% Single to LF; Philley to 2B; Wertz Scores
b2 0-2 1 1-- OO BAL L. Moss M. Garcia 5% 73% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b4 0-2 2 12- O BAL G. Coan M. Garcia 5% 77% Foul Flyball: 3B
b7 0-3 2 12- O BAL H. Smith M. Garcia 5% 94% Flyball: 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Bob Kuzava facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE A. Smith B. Kuzava -2% 48% Foul Flyball: C
t1 0-0 1 --- CLE D. Pope B. Kuzava 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- R CLE V. Wertz B. Kuzava 12% 62% Double (LF-CF); Pope Scores
t1 1-0 1 -2- CLE A. Rosen B. Kuzava 2% 64% Walk
Dave Philley pinch runs for Al Rosen (3B) batting 4th
t1 1-0 1 12- O CLE L. Doby B. Kuzava -4% 60% Flyball: LF
t1 1-0 2 12- R CLE H. Majeski B. Kuzava 10% 70% Single to LF; Philley to 2B; Wertz Scores
Harry Byrd replaces Bob Kuzava pitching and batting 9th
t1 2-0 2 12- O CLE S. Dente H. Byrd -3% 66% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
Al Smith moves from RF to 3B
Dave Philley moves from PR to RF
b1 0-2 0 --- O BAL B. Cox M. Garcia 2% 69% Flyball: 1B
b1 0-2 1 --- O BAL E. Waitkus M. Garcia 2% 70% Strikeout
b1 0-2 2 --- O BAL C. Diering M. Garcia 1% 71% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Orioles 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Orioles' Harry Byrd facing 8-9-1
t2 2-0 0 --- O CLE J. Hegan H. Byrd -2% 70% Strikeout
t2 2-0 1 --- O CLE M. Garcia H. Byrd -1% 68% Flyball: SS
t2 2-0 2 --- O CLE A. Smith H. Byrd -1% 68% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- BAL G. Woodling M. Garcia -4% 64% Single (CF-RF)
b2 0-2 0 1-- O BAL G. Coan M. Garcia 4% 67% Strikeout
b2 0-2 1 1-- OO BAL L. Moss M. Garcia 5% 73% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Orioles 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Orioles' Harry Byrd facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- O CLE D. Pope H. Byrd -2% 71% Groundout: P-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- CLE V. Wertz H. Byrd 2% 73% Walk
t3 2-0 1 1-- OO CLE D. Philley H. Byrd -4% 69% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- O BAL B. Young M. Garcia 3% 72% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- O BAL W. Miranda M. Garcia 2% 73% Foul Flyball: 1B
b3 0-2 2 --- O BAL H. Byrd M. Garcia 1% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Orioles 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Orioles' Harry Byrd facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- O CLE L. Doby H. Byrd -2% 73% Groundout: P-1B
t4 2-0 1 --- CLE H. Majeski H. Byrd 2% 75% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t4 2-0 1 1-- O CLE S. Dente H. Byrd -1% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B; Majeski to 2B
t4 2-0 2 -2- O CLE J. Hegan H. Byrd -3% 71% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
b4 0-2 0 --- O BAL B. Cox M. Garcia 3% 74% Strikeout (C-1B)
b4 0-2 1 --- BAL E. Waitkus M. Garcia -3% 70% Single to RF
b4 0-2 1 1-- O BAL C. Diering M. Garcia 4% 74% Flyball: RF
b4 0-2 2 1-- BAL G. Woodling M. Garcia -3% 71% Single to SS; Waitkus to 2B
b4 0-2 2 12- O BAL G. Coan M. Garcia 5% 77% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Orioles 0.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Orioles' Harry Byrd facing 9-1-2
t5 2-0 0 --- CLE M. Garcia H. Byrd 5% 81% Double to CF
t5 2-0 0 -2- O CLE A. Smith H. Byrd -3% 78% Lineout: 3B
t5 2-0 1 -2- CLE D. Pope H. Byrd 4% 82% Single to CF; Garcia to 3B
t5 2-0 1 1-3 RO CLE V. Wertz H. Byrd 2% 84% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Garcia Scores
t5 3-0 2 1-- O CLE D. Philley H. Byrd -1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 6-7-8
b5 0-3 0 --- O BAL L. Moss M. Garcia 2% 85% Flyball: RF
b5 0-3 1 --- O BAL B. Young M. Garcia 2% 87% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-3 2 --- BAL W. Miranda M. Garcia -1% 86% Single to RF
b5 0-3 2 1-- O BAL H. Byrd M. Garcia 2% 88% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Orioles 0.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Orioles' Harry Byrd facing 5-6-7
t6 3-0 0 --- O CLE L. Doby H. Byrd -1% 87% Flyball: 1B
t6 3-0 1 --- O CLE H. Majeski H. Byrd -1% 86% Foul Flyball: SS
t6 3-0 2 --- O CLE S. Dente H. Byrd -0% 86% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
b6 0-3 0 --- O BAL B. Cox M. Garcia 2% 88% Lineout: CF
b6 0-3 1 --- O BAL E. Waitkus M. Garcia 2% 90% Groundout: 1B-P
b6 0-3 2 --- O BAL C. Diering M. Garcia 1% 91% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Orioles 0.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Orioles' Harry Byrd facing 8-9-1
t7 3-0 0 --- O CLE J. Hegan H. Byrd -1% 90% Flyball: LF
t7 3-0 1 --- O CLE M. Garcia H. Byrd -1% 89% Flyball: SS
t7 3-0 2 --- O CLE A. Smith H. Byrd -0% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 4-5-6
b7 0-3 0 --- O BAL G. Woodling M. Garcia 2% 91% Foul Flyball: C
b7 0-3 1 --- BAL G. Coan M. Garcia -3% 88% Single to RF
b7 0-3 1 1-- O BAL L. Moss M. Garcia 3% 92% Flyball: 2B
b7 0-3 2 1-- BAL B. Young M. Garcia -3% 89% Single to RF; Coan to 2B
Hal Smith pinch hits for Willy Miranda (SS) batting 8th
b7 0-3 2 12- O BAL H. Smith M. Garcia 5% 94% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Orioles 0.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Orioles' Harry Byrd facing 2-3-4
Fred Marsh replaces Hal Smith (PH) playing SS batting 8th
t8 3-0 0 --- CLE D. Pope H. Byrd 1% 95% Single to CF
t8 3-0 0 1-- O CLE V. Wertz H. Byrd -0% 94% Groundout: P-3B-1B; Pope to 2B
t8 3-0 1 -2- R CLE D. Philley H. Byrd 3% 97% Double to CF; Pope Scores
t8 4-0 1 -2- R CLE L. Doby H. Byrd 1% 99% Double to RF; Philley Scores
Lou Kretlow replaces Harry Byrd pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-0 1 -2- O CLE H. Majeski L. Kretlow -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B; Doby to 3B
t8 5-0 2 --3 O CLE S. Dente L. Kretlow -0% 98% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-5, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 9-1-2
Cal Abrams pinch hits for Lou Kretlow (P) batting 9th
b8 0-5 0 --- O BAL C. Abrams M. Garcia 1% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 0-5 1 --- O BAL B. Cox M. Garcia 0% 99% Flyball: RF
b8 0-5 2 --- O BAL E. Waitkus M. Garcia 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Orioles 0.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-0, Orioles' Don Johnson facing 8-9-1
Don Johnson replaces Cal Abrams (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 5-0 0 --- O CLE J. Hegan D. Johnson -0% 99% Foul Flyball: 1B
t9 5-0 1 --- CLE M. Garcia D. Johnson 0% 99% Single to RF
t9 5-0 1 1-- CLE A. Smith D. Johnson 0% 100% Wild Pitch; Garcia to 2B
t9 5-0 1 -2- CLE A. Smith D. Johnson 0% 100% Walk
t9 5-0 1 12- O CLE D. Pope D. Johnson -0% 99% Strikeout
t9 5-0 2 12- O CLE V. Wertz D. Johnson -0% 99% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 5, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-5, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 3-4-5
b9 0-5 0 --- BAL C. Diering M. Garcia -1% 99% Single to RF
b9 0-5 0 1-- O BAL G. Woodling M. Garcia 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B; Diering to 2B
b9 0-5 1 -2- O BAL G. Coan M. Garcia 1% 100% Flyball: SS
b9 0-5 2 -2- O BAL L. Moss M. Garcia 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Orioles 0.

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