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Scores
Standings
DET
@BAL
4
5
CLE
@BOS
4
1
CLE
@BOS
1
5
KCA
@WSH
3
4
KCA
@WSH
6
3
PHI
@MLN
6
2
BRO
@STL
8
6
Monday, June 11, 1956,
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 6,330, Time of Game: 2:13
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Indians
4
28-21
 Won 1 
2nd, 3½ GB
at Red Sox
1
24-25
 Lost 3 
4th, 6½ GB
W: Cal McLish (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         2  1  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    4  4  0
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  6  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 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .268 .390 .476 .866 0.053 0.54 0.089 -0.036 0.3 0 0 HR
Bobby Avila 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .238 .317 .335 .652 0.021 0.48 0.051 -0.030 0.1 4 2 2B
Al Rosen 3B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .299 .385 .487 .872 0.037 0.53 0.063 -0.026 0.7 1 2 HR
Vic Wertz 1B 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .318 .419 .568 .987 -0.012 0.52 0.014 -0.026 -0.5 6 0
   Preston Ward 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .355 .457 .812 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Sam Mele LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .306 .359 .500 .859 -0.036 0.34 0.000 -0.036 -0.9 4 1
Jim Busby CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .234 .303 .358 .661 -0.012 0.37 0.016 -0.028 -0.3 5 0
Chico Carrasquel SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .235 .299 .313 .612 0.054 0.46 0.081 -0.026 0.4 0 1 HR
Jim Hegan C 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .253 .351 .364 .715 -0.015 0.52 0.016 -0.032 -0.3 7 0
Cal McLish P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .429 .000 .429 -0.034 0.66 0.000 -0.034 -0.6 0 0
   Ray Narleski P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .333 .200 .533 -0.006 0.24 0.000 -0.006 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 4 4 2 8 34 .125 .176 .438 .614 0.050 0.47 0.330 -0.280 -1.3 27 6
2B: B Avila (8, off B Porterfield).
HR: A Smith (8, off B Porterfield, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); C Carrasquel (3, off B Porterfield, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); A Rosen (6, off B Porterfield, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: C Carrasquel 4; A Rosen 4; A Smith 4; B Avila 2.
RBI: C Carrasquel (22); V Wertz (38); A Rosen (23); A Smith (25).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: S Mele (M Vernon at 2nd base).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Piersall CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .276 .356 .405 .761 -0.039 0.93 0.036 -0.075 -0.3 4 0
Billy Klaus 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .267 .423 .386 .809 0.030 1.01 0.102 -0.072 0.5 0 3 2B
Ted Williams LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .292 .432 .400 .832 0.026 1.00 0.076 -0.051 0.2 1 0 2B
Mickey Vernon 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .362 .430 .638 1.068 -0.072 1.24 0.046 -0.117 -0.7 8 0 2B
Jackie Jensen RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .281 .381 .439 .820 -0.159 1.52 0.000 -0.159 -1.4 3 0
Ted Lepcio 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .227 .261 .341 .602 -0.023 1.10 0.045 -0.068 -0.4 0 2
Pete Daley C 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .233 .281 .600 .881 -0.123 1.39 0.015 -0.138 -1.1 9 0
Don Buddin SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .243 .392 .324 .717 0.033 0.91 0.075 -0.042 0.2 2 2
Bob Porterfield P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .400 .412 .400 .812 -0.068 1.28 0.000 -0.068 -0.7 0 1
   Billy Goodman PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .323 .392 .462 .854 -0.049 2.03 0.000 -0.049 -0.4
   Tom Hurd P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .750 .750 1.500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dick Gernert PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .300 .403 .592 .994 -0.006 0.23 0.000 -0.006 -0.1
Team Totals 32 1 6 1 4 7 36 .188 .278 .281 .559 -0.450 1.15 0.395 -0.845 -4.3 27 8
2B: T Williams (5, off C McLish); B Klaus (6, off C McLish); M Vernon (14, off R Narleski).
TB: M Vernon 3; T Williams 2; B Klaus 2; J Piersall; D Buddin.
RBI: B Klaus (12).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
E: J Jensen (7).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Cal McLish, W (2-2) 5.2 5 1 1 3 3 0 3.38 24 55 0.172 1.06 1.7
Ray Narleski, S (4) 3.1 1 0 0 1 4 0 1.06 12 3 0 0.278 1.32 2.6
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 4 7 0 1.00 36 55 3 0 0.450 1.15 4.3

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Porterfield, L (2-5) 7 4 4 4 1 7 3 5.62 27 59 -0.082 0.54 0.1
Tom Hurd 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 6.83 7 0 0 0.031 0.21 1.2
Team Totals 9 4 4 4 2 8 3 4.00 34 59 0 0 -0.051 0.47 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Nestor Chylak, 1B - Johnny Stevens, 2B - Ed Runge, 3B - Eddie Rommel.
Time of Game: 2:13.
Attendance: 6,330.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Boston Red Sox
1 Al Smith RF 1 Jim Piersall CF
2 Bobby Avila 2B 2 Billy Klaus 3B
3 Al Rosen 3B 3 Ted Williams LF
4 Vic Wertz 1B 4 Mickey Vernon 1B
5 Sam Mele LF 5 Jackie Jensen RF
6 Jim Busby CF 6 Ted Lepcio 2B
7 Chico Carrasquel SS 7 Pete Daley C
8 Jim Hegan C 8 Don Buddin SS
9 Cal McLish P 9 Bob Porterfield P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 0-4 0 1-- R BOS B. Klaus C. McLish -10% 75% Double to CF; Piersall Scores
b6 1-4 2 123 O BOS P. Daley R. Narleski 10% 88% Strikeout
t1 0-0 0 --- R CLE A. Smith B. Porterfield 9% 59% Home Run
t2 2-0 1 --- R CLE C. Carrasquel B. Porterfield 8% 75% Home Run
b6 1-4 0 12- O BOS M. Vernon C. McLish 7% 76% Flyball: CF

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, Red Sox' Bob Porterfield facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- R CLE A. Smith B. Porterfield 9% 59% Home Run
t1 1-0 0 --- CLE B. Avila B. Porterfield 5% 64% Double to LF
t1 1-0 0 -2- O CLE A. Rosen B. Porterfield -1% 63% Flyball: RF; Avila to 3B
t1 1-0 1 --3 RO CLE V. Wertz B. Porterfield 1% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B; Avila Scores
t1 2-0 2 --- O CLE S. Mele B. Porterfield -1% 63% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Cal McLish facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O BOS J. Piersall C. McLish 2% 66% Foul Flyball: 1B
b1 0-2 1 --- O BOS B. Klaus C. McLish 2% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-2 2 --- BOS T. Williams C. McLish -2% 65% Double to LF
b1 0-2 2 -2- O BOS M. Vernon C. McLish 3% 68% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Bob Porterfield facing 6-7-8
t2 2-0 0 --- O CLE J. Busby B. Porterfield -2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 2-0 1 --- R CLE C. Carrasquel B. Porterfield 8% 75% Home Run
t2 3-0 1 --- CLE J. Hegan B. Porterfield 2% 76% Walk
t2 3-0 1 1-- O CLE C. McLish B. Porterfield -2% 74% Strikeout
t2 3-0 2 1-- O CLE A. Smith B. Porterfield -2% 73% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Cal McLish facing 5-6-7
b2 0-3 0 --- O BOS J. Jensen C. McLish 2% 75% Flyball: CF
b2 0-3 1 --- O BOS T. Lepcio C. McLish 2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-3 2 --- O BOS P. Daley C. McLish 1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Bob Porterfield facing 2-3-4
t3 3-0 0 --- O CLE B. Avila B. Porterfield -2% 76% Flyball: SS
t3 3-0 1 --- O CLE A. Rosen B. Porterfield -1% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 3-0 2 --- O CLE V. Wertz B. Porterfield -1% 74% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Cal McLish facing 8-9-1
b3 0-3 0 --- O BOS D. Buddin C. McLish 3% 77% Strikeout
b3 0-3 1 --- O BOS B. Porterfield C. McLish 2% 79% Strikeout
b3 0-3 2 --- O BOS J. Piersall C. McLish 1% 80% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Bob Porterfield facing 5-6-7
t4 3-0 0 --- O CLE S. Mele B. Porterfield -2% 78% Strikeout
t4 3-0 1 --- CLE J. Busby B. Porterfield 2% 80% Reached on E9 (Fly Ball)
t4 3-0 1 1-- O CLE C. Carrasquel B. Porterfield -1% 78% Flyball: LF; Busby to 2B
t4 3-0 2 -2- O CLE J. Hegan B. Porterfield -2% 76% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Cal McLish facing 2-3-4
b4 0-3 0 --- O BOS B. Klaus C. McLish 3% 79% Flyball: CF
b4 0-3 1 --- O BOS T. Williams C. McLish 2% 81% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 0-3 2 --- O BOS M. Vernon C. McLish 1% 82% Single to LF; Vernon out at 2B/LF-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Bob Porterfield facing 9-1-2
t5 3-0 0 --- O CLE C. McLish B. Porterfield -1% 80% Flyball: CF
t5 3-0 1 --- O CLE A. Smith B. Porterfield -1% 79% Flyball: SS
t5 3-0 2 --- O CLE B. Avila B. Porterfield -1% 79% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Cal McLish facing 5-6-7
b5 0-3 0 --- O BOS J. Jensen C. McLish 3% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-3 1 --- O BOS T. Lepcio C. McLish 2% 83% Flyball: 2B
b5 0-3 2 --- BOS P. Daley C. McLish -1% 82% Walk
b5 0-3 2 1-- BOS D. Buddin C. McLish -2% 80% Single to LF; Daley to 2B
b5 0-3 2 12- O BOS B. Porterfield C. McLish 5% 85% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Bob Porterfield facing 3-4-5
t6 3-0 0 --- R CLE A. Rosen B. Porterfield 6% 90% Home Run
t6 4-0 0 --- O CLE V. Wertz B. Porterfield -1% 90% Flyball: RF
t6 4-0 1 --- O CLE S. Mele B. Porterfield -1% 89% Strikeout
t6 4-0 2 --- O CLE J. Busby B. Porterfield -0% 88% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Indians' Cal McLish facing 1-2-3
b6 0-4 0 --- BOS J. Piersall C. McLish -4% 85% Single to RF
b6 0-4 0 1-- R BOS B. Klaus C. McLish -10% 75% Double to CF; Piersall Scores
b6 1-4 0 -2- BOS T. Williams C. McLish -6% 69% Walk
b6 1-4 0 12- O BOS M. Vernon C. McLish 7% 76% Flyball: CF
b6 1-4 1 12- O BOS J. Jensen C. McLish 6% 83% Flyball: CF
b6 1-4 2 12- BOS T. Lepcio C. McLish -4% 78% Walk; Klaus to 3B; Williams to 2B
Ray Narleski replaces Cal McLish pitching and batting 9th
b6 1-4 2 123 O BOS P. Daley R. Narleski 10% 88% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 4, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, Red Sox' Bob Porterfield facing 7-8-9
t7 4-1 0 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel B. Porterfield -1% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 4-1 1 --- O CLE J. Hegan B. Porterfield -1% 86% Strikeout
t7 4-1 2 --- O CLE R. Narleski B. Porterfield -1% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Ray Narleski facing 8-9-1
b7 1-4 0 --- BOS D. Buddin R. Narleski -5% 80% Walk
Billy Goodman pinch hits for Bob Porterfield (P) batting 9th
b7 1-4 0 1-- O BOS B. Goodman R. Narleski 5% 85% Strikeout
b7 1-4 1 1-- O BOS J. Piersall R. Narleski 4% 89% Flyball: LF
b7 1-4 2 1-- O BOS B. Klaus R. Narleski 3% 92% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, Red Sox' Tom Hurd facing 1-2-3
Tom Hurd replaces Billy Goodman (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-1 0 --- O CLE A. Smith T. Hurd -1% 91% Strikeout
t8 4-1 1 --- O CLE B. Avila T. Hurd -1% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 4-1 2 --- CLE A. Rosen T. Hurd 0% 91% Walk
t8 4-1 2 1-- O CLE V. Wertz T. Hurd -1% 90% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Ray Narleski facing 3-4-5
Preston Ward replaces Vic Wertz playing 1B batting 4th
b8 1-4 0 --- O BOS T. Williams R. Narleski 3% 93% Flyball: LF
b8 1-4 1 --- BOS M. Vernon R. Narleski -5% 88% Double to CF
b8 1-4 1 -2- O BOS J. Jensen R. Narleski 4% 93% Flyball: 2B
b8 1-4 2 -2- O BOS T. Lepcio R. Narleski 3% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, Red Sox' Tom Hurd facing 5-6-7
t9 4-1 0 --- O CLE S. Mele T. Hurd -0% 95% Flyball: CF
t9 4-1 1 --- O CLE J. Busby T. Hurd -0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 4-1 2 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel T. Hurd -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Ray Narleski facing 7-8-9
b9 1-4 0 --- O BOS P. Daley R. Narleski 3% 98% Strikeout
b9 1-4 1 --- O BOS D. Buddin R. Narleski 2% 99% Foul Flyball: 3B
Dick Gernert pinch hits for Tom Hurd (P) batting 9th
b9 1-4 2 --- O BOS D. Gernert R. Narleski 1% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Red Sox 1.

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