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Scores
Standings
CLE
@BAL
7
1
DET
@BOS
2
5
KCA
@NYY
8
7
CHW
@WSH
4
7
PIT
@CIN
5
1
BRO
@STL
7
3
Thursday, May 3, 1956,
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 12,378, Time of Game: 2:25
Indians
7
8-5
 Won 3 
2nd, ½ GB
at Orioles
1
5-10
 Lost 1 
8th, 4½ GB
W: Mike Garcia (1-1)
L: Bill Wight (0-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         3  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  2    7 10  1
Orioles         1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  6  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Busby CF 5 3 3 3 0 0 5 .204 .291 .367 .658 0.111 0.49 0.127 -0.016 3.0 1 0 HR,2B
Gene Woodling LF 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .298 .450 .404 .854 0.070 0.65 0.103 -0.033 1.1 2 0 2B
Bobby Avila 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .298 .333 .439 .772 -0.027 0.79 0.017 -0.044 -0.5 2 5
Vic Wertz 1B 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .422 .519 .800 1.319 0.017 0.79 0.037 -0.020 0.5 11 1 HBP
Al Smith RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .324 .385 .618 1.002 -0.085 1.09 0.011 -0.096 -1.2 0 0
   Rocky Colavito RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .200 .333 .533 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Al Rosen 3B 4 0 2 3 0 1 4 .244 .370 .311 .681 0.192 1.18 0.253 -0.061 1.5 2 0 GDP
Chico Carrasquel SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .170 .216 .277 .492 -0.014 0.50 0.022 -0.036 -0.4 2 5
Earl Averill C 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .056 .261 .056 .316 -0.053 0.57 0.001 -0.054 -0.5 6 1
Mike Garcia P 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .167 .000 .167 -0.035 0.43 0.000 -0.035 -0.7 1 2 2·SH
Team Totals 33 7 10 7 2 6 38 .303 .361 .455 .816 0.176 0.72 0.571 -0.395 2.7 27 14
2B: J Busby (2, off F Besana); G Woodling (2, off F Besana).
HR: J Busby (2, off M Held, 9th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: M Garcia 2 (2, 1 off F Besana, 1 off M Held).
HBP: V Wertz (3, by B Wight).
TB: J Busby 7; G Woodling 2; A Rosen 2; B Avila; A Smith; C Carrasquel; V Wertz.
GIDP: A Rosen (2).
RBI: J Busby 3 (6); A Rosen 3 (7); G Woodling (2).
2-out RBI: J Busby 3; A Rosen 3; G Woodling.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 5 for 9.
Fielding
E: V Wertz (2).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Wayne Causey 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .118 .250 .118 .368 -0.089 1.12 0.000 -0.089 -0.8 0 2
   Bobby Adams 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .231 .412 .333 .745 0.027 0.56 0.027 0.000 0.4 3 1
Bob Boyd 1B-RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .370 .433 .556 .989 0.045 0.90 0.088 -0.043 0.3 8 1
Dave Philley LF-3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .210 .242 .306 .549 0.122 1.17 0.153 -0.032 0.8 1 2
Gus Triandos C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .291 .361 .473 .833 -0.128 1.66 0.000 -0.128 -1.0 6 1
Tito Francona CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .132 .233 .289 .522 -0.115 1.22 0.000 -0.115 -1.1 2 0
Billy Gardner 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .241 .290 .483 .773 -0.036 0.72 0.000 -0.036 -0.3 2 2
   Bob Hale PH-1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .375 .625 -0.066 1.30 0.000 -0.066 -0.6 2 1
Tex Nelson RF-LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .167 .286 .167 .452 -0.020 0.64 0.027 -0.047 -0.3 2 0
Willy Miranda SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .182 .250 .273 .523 0.015 0.85 0.056 -0.040 -0.0 0 1 2B
Bill Wight P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.024 0.86 0.000 -0.024 -0.2 0 2
   Dave Pope PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .133 .188 .133 .321 -0.048 1.74 0.000 -0.048 -0.3
   Fred Besana P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Fritz Dorish P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Pyburn PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .212 .257 .364 .621 -0.005 0.20 0.000 -0.005 -0.1
   Mel Held P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 33 1 6 0 1 7 34 .182 .206 .212 .418 -0.322 1.04 0.351 -0.673 -3.3 27 14
2B: W Miranda (2, off M Garcia).
TB: W Miranda 2; D Philley 2; B Boyd 2; B Adams.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Philley-B Adams-B Hale; G Triandos-B Gardner.

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Garcia, W (1-1) 9 6 1 0 1 7 0 3.32 34 79 0.322 1.04 3.3
Team Totals 9 6 1 0 1 7 0 0.00 34 79 0.322 1.04 3.3

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Wight, L (0-4) 5 3 3 3 1 3 0 18.00 19 51 -0.099 0.98 -0.6
Fred Besana 1.2 5 2 2 0 1 0 5.82 10 0 0 -0.083 0.77 -1.4
Fritz Dorish 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0.008 0.27 0.3
Mel Held 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 3.60 8 0 0 -0.004 0.10 -1.0
Team Totals 9 10 7 7 2 6 1 7.00 38 51 1 0 -0.178 0.72 -2.7
Balks: None.
WP: M Garcia (1).
HBP: B Wight (1; V Wertz).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Charlie Berry, 1B - Jim Honochick, 2B - Larry Napp, 3B - Frank Umont.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 12,378.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Baltimore Orioles
1 Jim Busby CF 1 Wayne Causey 3B
2 Gene Woodling LF 2 Bob Boyd 1B
3 Bobby Avila 2B 3 Dave Philley LF
4 Vic Wertz 1B 4 Gus Triandos C
5 Al Smith RF 5 Tito Francona CF
6 Al Rosen 3B 6 Billy Gardner 2B
7 Chico Carrasquel SS 7 Tex Nelson RF
8 Earl Averill C 8 Willy Miranda SS
9 Mike Garcia P 9 Bill Wight P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 2 123 RRR CLE A. Rosen B. Wight 23% 76% Single to LF; Busby Scores; Avila Scores; Wertz Scores
b6 1-3 0 1-- BAL D. Philley M. Garcia -9% 60% Single to CF; Boyd to 2B
b6 1-3 0 12- O BAL G. Triandos M. Garcia 9% 69% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Philley to 2B
t7 3-1 2 -2- R CLE J. Busby F. Besana 8% 90% Double to LF; Carrasquel Scores
t1 0-0 1 123 O CLE A. Smith B. Wight -7% 53% Strikeout Looking

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' Bill Wight facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CLE J. Busby B. Wight 4% 54% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- CLE G. Woodling B. Wight 6% 59% Walk; Busby to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- O CLE B. Avila B. Wight -2% 57% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Busby to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 CLE V. Wertz B. Wight 3% 60% Hit By Pitch; Avila to 2B
t1 0-0 1 123 O CLE A. Smith B. Wight -7% 53% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 123 RRR CLE A. Rosen B. Wight 23% 76% Single to LF; Busby Scores; Avila Scores; Wertz Scores
t1 3-0 2 1-- O CLE C. Carrasquel B. Wight -1% 75% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- O BAL W. Causey M. Garcia 2% 77% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-3 1 --- BAL B. Boyd M. Garcia -2% 74% Single to 3B
b1 0-3 1 1-- BAL D. Philley M. Garcia -6% 68% Single to RF; Boyd to 3B
b1 0-3 1 1-3 RO BAL G. Triandos M. Garcia 0% 68% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Triandos to 1B/Safe on E3 (catch); Boyd Scores/No RBI/unER
b1 1-3 2 1-- O BAL T. Francona M. Garcia 2% 71% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Orioles 1.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Orioles' Bill Wight facing 8-9-1
t2 3-1 0 --- O CLE E. Averill B. Wight -2% 69% Flyball: RF
t2 3-1 1 --- O CLE M. Garcia B. Wight -1% 68% Flyball: CF
t2 3-1 2 --- O CLE J. Busby B. Wight -1% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 6-7-8
b2 1-3 0 --- O BAL B. Gardner M. Garcia 2% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-3 1 --- BAL T. Nelson M. Garcia -3% 67% Walk
b2 1-3 1 1-- O BAL W. Miranda M. Garcia 3% 70% Strikeout
b2 1-3 2 1-- O BAL B. Wight M. Garcia 2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Orioles 1.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Orioles' Bill Wight facing 2-3-4
t3 3-1 0 --- O CLE G. Woodling B. Wight -2% 71% Groundout: P-1B
t3 3-1 1 --- O CLE B. Avila B. Wight -1% 69% Groundout: P-1B
t3 3-1 2 --- O CLE V. Wertz B. Wight -1% 69% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
b3 1-3 0 --- O BAL W. Causey M. Garcia 3% 71% Flyball: SS
b3 1-3 1 --- O BAL B. Boyd M. Garcia 2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-3 2 --- O BAL D. Philley M. Garcia 1% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Orioles 1.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Orioles' Bill Wight facing 5-6-7
t4 3-1 0 --- O CLE A. Smith B. Wight -2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 3-1 1 --- CLE A. Rosen B. Wight 2% 74% Single to LF
t4 3-1 1 1-- OO CLE C. Carrasquel B. Wight -4% 70% Double Play: Strikeout, Baserunner Out Advancing; Rosen out at 2B/C-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 4-5-6
b4 1-3 0 --- O BAL G. Triandos M. Garcia 3% 73% Strikeout Looking
b4 1-3 1 --- O BAL T. Francona M. Garcia 2% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 1-3 2 --- O BAL B. Gardner M. Garcia 1% 76% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Orioles 1.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Orioles' Bill Wight facing 8-9-1
t5 3-1 0 --- O CLE E. Averill B. Wight -2% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 3-1 1 --- O CLE M. Garcia B. Wight -1% 73% Strikeout
t5 3-1 2 --- O CLE J. Busby B. Wight -1% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 7-8-9
b5 1-3 0 --- O BAL T. Nelson M. Garcia 3% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-3 1 --- BAL W. Miranda M. Garcia -6% 70% Double to LF
Dave Pope pinch hits for Bill Wight (P) batting 9th
b5 1-3 1 -2- O BAL D. Pope M. Garcia 5% 75% Flyball: 2B
b5 1-3 2 -2- O BAL W. Causey M. Garcia 4% 79% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Orioles 1.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Orioles' Fred Besana facing 2-3-4
Fred Besana replaces Dave Pope (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-1 0 --- O CLE G. Woodling F. Besana -2% 77% Lineout: 1B
t6 3-1 1 --- CLE B. Avila F. Besana 2% 79% Single (CF-RF)
t6 3-1 1 1-- O CLE V. Wertz F. Besana -1% 78% Groundout: 1B-P; Avila to 2B
t6 3-1 2 -2- CLE A. Smith F. Besana 1% 79% Single to 3B; Avila to 3B
t6 3-1 2 1-3 O CLE A. Rosen F. Besana -4% 75% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 2-3-4
b6 1-3 0 --- BAL B. Boyd M. Garcia -6% 70% Single to CF
b6 1-3 0 1-- BAL D. Philley M. Garcia -9% 60% Single to CF; Boyd to 2B
b6 1-3 0 12- O BAL G. Triandos M. Garcia 9% 69% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Philley to 2B
b6 1-3 1 12- O BAL T. Francona M. Garcia 7% 76% Strikeout
Bob Hale pinch hits for Billy Gardner (2B) batting 6th
b6 1-3 2 12- O BAL B. Hale M. Garcia 7% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Orioles 1.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Orioles' Fred Besana facing 7-8-9
Bob Hale moves from PH to 1B
Bobby Adams replaces Wayne Causey (3B) playing 2B batting 1st
Dave Philley moves from LF to 3B
Tex Nelson moves from RF to LF
Bob Boyd moves from 1B to RF
t7 3-1 0 --- CLE C. Carrasquel F. Besana 2% 85% Single to CF
t7 3-1 0 1-- O CLE E. Averill F. Besana -2% 83% Flyball: RF
t7 3-1 1 1-- O CLE M. Garcia F. Besana -1% 82% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Carrasquel to 2B
t7 3-1 2 -2- R CLE J. Busby F. Besana 8% 90% Double to LF; Carrasquel Scores
t7 4-1 2 -2- R CLE G. Woodling F. Besana 5% 94% Double to LF; Busby Scores
Fritz Dorish replaces Fred Besana pitching and batting 9th
t7 5-1 2 -2- O CLE B. Avila F. Dorish -1% 94% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-5, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 7-8-9
b7 1-5 0 --- O BAL T. Nelson M. Garcia 2% 95% Strikeout
b7 1-5 1 --- O BAL W. Miranda M. Garcia 1% 96% Flyball: LF
Jim Pyburn pinch hits for Fritz Dorish (P) batting 9th
b7 1-5 2 --- O BAL J. Pyburn M. Garcia 1% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Orioles 1.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-1, Orioles' Mel Held facing 4-5-6
Mel Held replaces Jim Pyburn (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-1 0 --- CLE V. Wertz M. Held 0% 97% Single to RF
t8 5-1 0 1-- O CLE A. Smith M. Held -0% 97% Strikeout
t8 5-1 1 1-- OO CLE A. Rosen M. Held -1% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-5, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
b8 1-5 0 --- BAL B. Adams M. Garcia -3% 93% Single to LF
b8 1-5 0 1-- O BAL B. Boyd M. Garcia 3% 96% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b8 1-5 1 1-- BAL D. Philley M. Garcia -0% 95% Wild Pitch; Boyd to 2B
b8 1-5 1 -2- O BAL D. Philley M. Garcia 2% 97% Strikeout (C-1B)
b8 1-5 2 -2- O BAL G. Triandos M. Garcia 1% 99% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Orioles 1.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-1, Orioles' Mel Held facing 7-8-9
t9 5-1 0 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel M. Held -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 5-1 1 --- CLE E. Averill M. Held 0% 99% Walk
t9 5-1 1 1-- O CLE M. Garcia M. Held -0% 99% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Averill to 2B
t9 5-1 2 -2- RR CLE J. Busby M. Held 1% 100% Home Run; Averill Scores
t9 7-1 2 --- O CLE G. Woodling M. Held -0% 100% Strikeout
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 7, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-7, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 5-6-7
Rocky Colavito replaces Al Smith playing RF batting 5th
b9 1-7 0 --- O BAL T. Francona M. Garcia 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 1-7 1 --- O BAL B. Hale M. Garcia 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 1-7 2 --- O BAL T. Nelson M. Garcia 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 7, Orioles 1.

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