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KCA
@BAL
3
2
CHW
@BOS
4
5
CLE
@NYY
0
10
DET
@WSH
11
12
PIT
@CHC
6
7
PHI
@CIN
6
4
BRO
@MLN
6
8
BRO
@MLN
5
6
NYG
@STL
5
7
Friday, July 13, 1956,
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 7,471, Time of Game: 2:25
Athletics
3
29-49
 Won 1 
8th, 24 GB
at Orioles
2
34-44
 Lost 1 
6th, 19 GB
W: Alex Kellner (7-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       3  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  7  0
Orioles         1  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    2 10  2

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Hector Lopez 3B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .281 .363 .473 .837 0.000 0.66 0.060 -0.060 -0.2 3 2 2B
Al Pilarcik CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.063 0.69 0.091 -0.028 0.6 4 0
Lou Skizas LF 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .319 .360 .404 .764 0.143 0.79 0.167 -0.024 1.7 2 1 HR
   Johnny Groth LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .320 .413 .733 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Harry Simpson RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .296 .333 .508 .841 -0.057 0.72 0.000 -0.057 -0.9 2 0
   Enos Slaughter RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .374 .421 .794 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Eddie Robinson 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .202 .286 .372 .658 -0.049 0.64 0.012 -0.061 -0.6 7 0
Tim Thompson C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .297 .335 .382 .717 -0.040 0.54 0.007 -0.047 -0.6 4 0
Mike Baxes SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .219 .352 .274 .626 -0.005 0.47 0.032 -0.037 -0.2 3 1
Jim Finigan 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .232 .315 .314 .629 -0.050 0.64 0.009 -0.059 -0.7 1 1
Alex Kellner P 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 .200 .259 .200 .459 -0.036 0.62 0.018 -0.054 -0.4 0 2
Team Totals 36 3 7 2 1 4 37 .194 .216 .306 .522 -0.031 0.64 0.396 -0.427 -1.3 27 7
2B: H Lopez (11, off C Johnson).
HR: L Skizas (1, off C Johnson, 1st inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: L Skizas 5; H Lopez 2; A Kellner; A Pilarcik; E Robinson; J Finigan.
RBI: L Skizas 2 (9).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: L Skizas (G Kell at 2nd base).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dick Williams RF-2B 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .281 .339 .526 .865 -0.229 2.72 0.087 -0.316 -0.5 0 0 HR
George Kell 3B 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .329 .393 .474 .867 0.138 1.45 0.186 -0.049 0.9 1 4 HR
Bob Nieman LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .314 .397 .507 .905 -0.211 2.11 0.000 -0.211 -1.4 3 0
Gus Triandos 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .295 .370 .457 .827 -0.108 1.09 0.000 -0.108 -0.6 12 0
Hal Smith C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .267 .323 .386 .709 -0.052 0.90 0.027 -0.078 -0.3 5 0 2B
Jim Pyburn CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .202 .281 .316 .597 -0.155 1.50 0.000 -0.155 -0.8 5 0
Billy Gardner 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .211 .253 .331 .584 -0.041 0.83 0.000 -0.041 -0.3 0 4
   Hoot Evers PH-RF 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .289 .413 .342 .755 0.058 2.03 0.095 -0.038 0.0 0 0
Willy Miranda SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .245 .312 .308 .620 -0.031 1.89 0.102 -0.134 0.2 1 0 2B
Connie Johnson P 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 .292 .370 .333 .704 0.084 1.19 0.084 0.000 0.6 0 1
   Tom Gastall PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .214 .233 .250 .483 -0.054 2.12 0.000 -0.054 -0.3
   Billy Loes P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091 .182 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Bob Hale PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .260 .302 .307 .609 0.072 3.41 0.072 0.000 0.2
   Tito Francona PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .324 .293 .618 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Team Totals 36 2 10 2 1 2 37 .278 .297 .500 .797 -0.529 1.70 0.653 -1.184 -2.3 27 10
2B: H Smith (12, off A Kellner); W Miranda (9, off A Kellner).
HR: D Williams (4, off A Kellner, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); G Kell (5, off A Kellner, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: G Kell 6; D Williams 4; W Miranda 3; H Smith 2; H Evers; B Hale; C Johnson.
RBI: G Kell (28); D Williams (8).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
E: G Kell (3); G Triandos (8).

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Alex Kellner, W (7-3) 9 10 2 2 1 2 2 3.42 37 60 0.530 1.70 2.3
Team Totals 9 10 2 2 1 2 2 2.00 37 60 0.530 1.70 2.3

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Connie Johnson, L (3-5) 7 6 3 2 1 3 1 3.49 30 57 -0.031 0.68 0.3
Billy Loes 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.18 7 0 0 0.061 0.47 1.0
Team Totals 9 7 3 2 1 4 1 2.00 37 57 0 0 0.030 0.64 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eddie Rommel, 1B - Frank Tabacchi, 2B - Johnny Stevens, 3B - Ed Runge.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 7,471.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Athletics         Baltimore Orioles
1 Hector Lopez 3B 1 Dick Williams RF
2 Al Pilarcik CF 2 George Kell 3B
3 Lou Skizas LF 3 Bob Nieman LF
4 Harry Simpson RF 4 Gus Triandos 1B
5 Eddie Robinson 1B 5 Hal Smith C
6 Tim Thompson C 6 Jim Pyburn CF
7 Mike Baxes SS 7 Billy Gardner 2B
8 Jim Finigan 2B 8 Willy Miranda SS
9 Alex Kellner P 9 Connie Johnson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-3 2 12- O BAL D. Williams A. Kellner 17% 100% Groundout: P-1B
t1 1-0 0 1-- RR KCA L. Skizas C. Johnson 14% 77% Home Run; Pilarcik Scores/unER
b8 1-3 0 --- R BAL G. Kell A. Kellner -14% 71% Home Run
b9 2-3 1 1-- O BAL W. Miranda A. Kellner 11% 91% Strikeout
b5 1-3 2 123 O BAL B. Nieman A. Kellner 11% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Connie Johnson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- KCA H. Lopez C. Johnson 6% 56% Double to LF
t1 0-0 0 -2- R KCA A. Pilarcik C. Johnson 7% 63% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Lopez Scores/No RBI
t1 1-0 0 1-- RR KCA L. Skizas C. Johnson 14% 77% Home Run; Pilarcik Scores/unER
t1 3-0 0 --- O KCA H. Simpson C. Johnson -1% 76% Flyball: SS
t1 3-0 1 --- O KCA E. Robinson C. Johnson -1% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 3-0 2 --- KCA T. Thompson C. Johnson 1% 76% Walk
t1 3-0 2 1-- O KCA M. Baxes C. Johnson -1% 75% Lineout: CF
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- R BAL D. Williams A. Kellner -9% 66% Home Run
b1 1-3 0 --- O BAL G. Kell A. Kellner 2% 68% Single to LF; Kell out at 2B/LF-2B
b1 1-3 1 --- O BAL B. Nieman A. Kellner 2% 70% Flyball: SS
b1 1-3 2 --- O BAL G. Triandos A. Kellner 1% 71% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Orioles 1.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Orioles' Connie Johnson facing 8-9-1
t2 3-1 0 --- O KCA J. Finigan C. Johnson -2% 69% Flyball: CF
t2 3-1 1 --- KCA A. Kellner C. Johnson 2% 71% Single to CF
t2 3-1 1 1-- O KCA H. Lopez C. Johnson -2% 69% Foul Flyball: C
t2 3-1 2 1-- O KCA A. Pilarcik C. Johnson -2% 67% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 5-6-7
b2 1-3 0 --- O BAL H. Smith A. Kellner 2% 69% Flyball: CF
b2 1-3 1 --- O BAL J. Pyburn A. Kellner 2% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 1-3 2 --- O BAL B. Gardner A. Kellner 1% 72% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Orioles 1.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Orioles' Connie Johnson facing 3-4-5
t3 3-1 0 --- O KCA L. Skizas C. Johnson -2% 71% Lineout: LF
t3 3-1 1 --- O KCA H. Simpson C. Johnson -1% 69% Flyball: LF
t3 3-1 2 --- O KCA E. Robinson C. Johnson -1% 69% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 8-9-1
b3 1-3 0 --- O BAL W. Miranda A. Kellner 3% 71% Flyball: RF
b3 1-3 1 --- BAL C. Johnson A. Kellner -3% 68% Single to CF
b3 1-3 1 1-- O BAL D. Williams A. Kellner 3% 71% Flyball: CF
b3 1-3 2 1-- O BAL G. Kell A. Kellner 3% 74% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Orioles 1.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Orioles' Connie Johnson facing 6-7-8
t4 3-1 0 --- O KCA T. Thompson C. Johnson -2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 3-1 1 --- KCA M. Baxes C. Johnson 3% 76% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball); Baxes to 2B
t4 3-1 1 -2- O KCA J. Finigan C. Johnson -3% 73% Flyball: LF
t4 3-1 2 -2- O KCA A. Kellner C. Johnson -3% 70% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 3-4-5
b4 1-3 0 --- O BAL B. Nieman A. Kellner 3% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-3 1 --- O BAL G. Triandos A. Kellner 2% 75% Strikeout Looking
b4 1-3 2 --- BAL H. Smith A. Kellner -3% 72% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b4 1-3 2 -2- O BAL J. Pyburn A. Kellner 4% 76% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Orioles 1.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Orioles' Connie Johnson facing 1-2-3
t5 3-1 0 --- O KCA H. Lopez C. Johnson -2% 75% Flyball: 1B
t5 3-1 1 --- KCA A. Pilarcik C. Johnson 2% 76% Single to 1B
t5 3-1 1 1-- KCA L. Skizas C. Johnson 3% 79% Single to 3B; Pilarcik to 2B
t5 3-1 1 12- O KCA H. Simpson C. Johnson -2% 77% Groundout: P-1B; Pilarcik to 3B; Skizas to 2B
t5 3-1 2 -23 O KCA E. Robinson C. Johnson -4% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 7-8-9
b5 1-3 0 --- O BAL B. Gardner A. Kellner 3% 76% Flyball: 1B
b5 1-3 1 --- BAL W. Miranda A. Kellner -4% 72% Single to LF
b5 1-3 1 1-- BAL C. Johnson A. Kellner -5% 67% Walk; Miranda to 2B
b5 1-3 1 12- O BAL D. Williams A. Kellner 6% 73% Flyball: SS
b5 1-3 2 12- BAL G. Kell A. Kellner -5% 68% Single to SS; Miranda to 3B; Johnson to 2B
b5 1-3 2 123 O BAL B. Nieman A. Kellner 11% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 3, Orioles 1.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Orioles' Connie Johnson facing 6-7-8
t6 3-1 0 --- O KCA T. Thompson C. Johnson -2% 77% Flyball: CF
t6 3-1 1 --- O KCA M. Baxes C. Johnson -1% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 3-1 2 --- KCA J. Finigan C. Johnson 1% 77% Single to CF
t6 3-1 2 1-- O KCA A. Kellner C. Johnson -2% 75% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 4-5-6
b6 1-3 0 --- O BAL G. Triandos A. Kellner 3% 79% Foul Flyball: 3B
b6 1-3 1 --- O BAL H. Smith A. Kellner 2% 81% Flyball: 3B
b6 1-3 2 --- O BAL J. Pyburn A. Kellner 1% 83% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Orioles 1.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Orioles' Connie Johnson facing 1-2-3
t7 3-1 0 --- O KCA H. Lopez C. Johnson -1% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 3-1 1 --- O KCA A. Pilarcik C. Johnson -1% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 3-1 2 --- O KCA L. Skizas C. Johnson -1% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 7-8-9
Hoot Evers pinch hits for Billy Gardner (2B) batting 7th
b7 1-3 0 --- O BAL H. Evers A. Kellner 4% 83% Flyball: LF
b7 1-3 1 --- BAL W. Miranda A. Kellner -7% 77% Double to LF
Tom Gastall pinch hits for Connie Johnson (P) batting 9th
b7 1-3 1 -2- O BAL T. Gastall A. Kellner 5% 82% Groundout: P-1B; Miranda to 3B
b7 1-3 2 --3 O BAL D. Williams A. Kellner 5% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Orioles 1.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Orioles' Billy Loes facing 4-5-6
Billy Loes replaces Tom Gastall (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Dick Williams moves from RF to 2B
Hoot Evers moves from PH to RF
t8 3-1 0 --- O KCA H. Simpson B. Loes -1% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 3-1 1 --- KCA E. Robinson B. Loes 1% 87% Single to CF
t8 3-1 1 1-- O KCA T. Thompson B. Loes -1% 86% Flyball: CF
t8 3-1 2 1-- O KCA M. Baxes B. Loes -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 2-3-4
Johnny Groth replaces Lou Skizas playing LF batting 3rd
Enos Slaughter replaces Harry Simpson playing RF batting 4th
b8 1-3 0 --- R BAL G. Kell A. Kellner -14% 71% Home Run
b8 2-3 0 --- O BAL B. Nieman A. Kellner 6% 77% Flyball: CF
b8 2-3 1 --- O BAL G. Triandos A. Kellner 4% 81% Flyball: SS
b8 2-3 2 --- O BAL H. Smith A. Kellner 3% 84% Lineout: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Orioles 2.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-2, Orioles' Billy Loes facing 8-9-1
t9 3-2 0 --- O KCA J. Finigan B. Loes -2% 83% Groundout: P-1B
t9 3-2 1 --- O KCA A. Kellner B. Loes -1% 82% Strikeout
t9 3-2 2 --- O KCA H. Lopez B. Loes -1% 81% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-3, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 6-7-8
b9 2-3 0 --- O BAL J. Pyburn A. Kellner 9% 89% Flyball: CF
b9 2-3 1 --- BAL H. Evers A. Kellner -10% 80% Single to SS
b9 2-3 1 1-- O BAL W. Miranda A. Kellner 11% 91% Strikeout
Bob Hale pinch hits for Billy Loes (P) batting 9th
b9 2-3 2 1-- BAL B. Hale A. Kellner -7% 83% Single to 1B; Evers to 2B
Tito Francona pinch runs for Bob Hale (PH) batting 9th
b9 2-3 2 12- O BAL D. Williams A. Kellner 17% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Orioles 2.

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