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DET
@BAL
2
7
DET
@BAL
3
6
CLE
@BOS
10
7
CLE
@BOS
1
3
CHW
@NYY
1
2
CHW
@NYY
5
6
 
(10)
KCA
@WSH
8
0
KCA
@WSH
3
7
BRO
@CHC
10
8
NYG
@CIN
3
4
 
(10)
NYG
@CIN
3
4
 
(11)
PIT
@MLN
2
3
PIT
@MLN
1
4
PHI
@STL
1
9
PHI
@STL
7
5
Sunday, July 15, 1956,
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 32,290, Time of Game: 2:22
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Indians
1
45-35
 Lost 1 
2nd, 10½ GB
at Red Sox
3
44-36
 Won 1 
3rd, 11½ GB
W: Dave Sisler (4-3)
L: Mike Garcia (6-8)
S: Ike Delock (4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  2  1
Red Sox         1  0  0   1  1  0   0  0  X    3 10  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chico Carrasquel SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 .249 .659 -0.077 0.96 0.000 -0.077 -0.8 1 2
   Preston Ward PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .805 -0.028 1.06 0.000 -0.028 -0.2
   Kenny Kuhn SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .650 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Gene Woodling LF 2 0 0 0 2 0 .293 .867 0.029 0.78 0.065 -0.036 0.4 0 0
Al Smith RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .301 .899 0.148 1.78 0.198 -0.051 0.8 1 0 SB
Vic Wertz 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .281 .908 0.017 1.73 0.121 -0.104 -0.5 9 1
   Art Houtteman PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .444 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 SB
   Bobby Avila PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .624 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Al Rosen 3B 4 1 1 0 0 2 .304 .924 -0.129 1.83 0.060 -0.189 -0.6 2 1 2B
Jim Busby CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 .223 .646 -0.072 1.02 0.000 -0.072 -0.6 1 1 SH
   Bob Lemon PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .188 .715 -0.124 3.91 0.000 -0.124 -0.8
Jim Hegan C 2 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .696 -0.049 0.93 0.000 -0.049 -0.5 5 0
   Hal Naragon PH-C 2 0 0 1 0 0 .296 .825 -0.132 2.60 0.000 -0.132 -0.5 0 0
George Strickland 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 .222 .648 -0.024 0.62 0.013 -0.037 -0.2 5 3
Mike Garcia P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .252 -0.039 0.67 0.000 -0.039 -0.4 0 2
   Dale Mitchell PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .448 -0.041 1.54 0.000 -0.041 -0.3
   Cal McLish P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 28 1 2 1 5 7 .071 .319 -0.521 1.38 0.457 -0.979 -4.3 24 12
2B: A Rosen (9, off D Sisler).
SH: J Busby (5, off D Sisler).
TB: A Rosen 2; A Smith.
RBI: H Naragon (11).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
E: G Strickland (1).
Outfield Assists: J Busby (S White at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: A Houtteman (1, 2nd base off D Sisler/S White); A Smith (4, 3rd base off D Sisler/S White).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Goodman 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 .306 .798 -0.055 0.65 0.020 -0.074 -0.9 0 2
Billy Klaus 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .273 .770 -0.028 0.74 0.032 -0.060 -0.5 1 2
Ted Williams LF 3 2 2 0 1 0 .368 1.040 0.045 0.70 0.076 -0.031 0.9 0 0 2·2B
   Gene Stephens PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .470 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mickey Vernon 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 .326 .921 0.029 0.92 0.084 -0.055 -0.0 14 1
Jackie Jensen RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 .306 .862 -0.004 0.77 0.053 -0.057 -0.1 0 0
Jim Piersall CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .298 .819 -0.128 1.15 0.000 -0.128 -1.8 3 0
Sammy White C 4 0 2 1 0 0 .270 .720 0.032 0.73 0.078 -0.046 0.3 7 1
Don Buddin SS 3 1 1 0 1 1 .258 .753 0.017 0.53 0.042 -0.025 0.1 0 6
Dave Sisler P 2 0 1 1 0 0 .154 .466 0.069 0.66 0.102 -0.033 0.3 1 2 2·SH
   Ike Delock P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .105 .308 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 10 3 3 5 .312 .746 -0.023 0.76 0.487 -0.509 -1.7 * 14
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: T Williams 2 (14, 2 off M Garcia).
SH: D Sisler 2 (2, 1 off M Garcia, 1 off C McLish).
TB: T Williams 4; J Jensen 2; S White 2; D Sisler; B Goodman; D Buddin; M Vernon.
RBI: S White (31); D Sisler (1); M Vernon (44).
2-out RBI: D Sisler; S White; M Vernon.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 11.

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Garcia, L (6-8) 7 9 3 3 2 5 0 4.08 33 50 0.003 0.81 1.1
Cal McLish 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.40 4 0 0 0.018 0.33 0.6
Team Totals 8 10 3 3 3 5 0 3.38 37 50 0 0 0.021 0.76 1.7

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Sisler, W (4-3) 8 2 1 1 5 5 0 3.96 31 74 0.149 1.15 2.2
Ike Delock, S (4) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.61 3 2 0 0.372 3.92 2.1
Team Totals 9 2 1 1 5 7 0 1.00 34 74 2 0 0.521 1.38 4.3
D Sisler faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: D Sisler (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Red Flaherty, 1B - John Rice, 2B - Bill Summers, 3B - Bill McKinley.
Time of Game: 2:22.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Boston Red Sox
1 Chico Carrasquel SS 1 Billy Goodman 2B
2 Gene Woodling LF 2 Billy Klaus 3B
3 Al Smith RF 3 Ted Williams LF
4 Vic Wertz 1B 4 Mickey Vernon 1B
5 Al Rosen 3B 5 Jackie Jensen RF
6 Jim Busby CF 6 Jim Piersall CF
7 Jim Hegan C 7 Sammy White C
8 George Strickland 2B 8 Don Buddin SS
9 Mike Garcia P 9 Dave Sisler P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 1-3 0 -23 O CLE A. Rosen I. Delock 13% 75% Strikeout
t9 1-3 1 -23 O CLE B. Lemon I. Delock 12% 88% Strikeout
t9 1-3 2 -23 O CLE H. Naragon I. Delock 12% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 1-3 0 1-- CLE V. Wertz D. Sisler -12% 71% Walk; Smith to 2B
b4 1-0 2 1-- R BOS D. Sisler M. Garcia 10% 75% Single to CF; Buddin Scores

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' Dave Sisler facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel D. Sisler 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- CLE G. Woodling D. Sisler -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- CLE A. Smith D. Sisler -3% 47% Single to CF; Woodling to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- O CLE V. Wertz D. Sisler 4% 51% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 12- O CLE A. Rosen D. Sisler 4% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BOS B. Goodman M. Garcia -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O BOS B. Klaus M. Garcia -2% 51% Foul Flyball: 3B
b1 0-0 2 --- BOS T. Williams M. Garcia 2% 53% Double to CF
b1 0-0 2 -2- R BOS M. Vernon M. Garcia 8% 62% Single to CF; Williams Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- BOS J. Jensen M. Garcia 3% 65% Single to CF; Vernon to 3B; Jensen to 2B/Adv on throw
b1 1-0 2 -23 O BOS J. Piersall M. Garcia -5% 60% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Dave Sisler facing 6-7-8
t2 0-1 0 --- O CLE J. Busby D. Sisler 3% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- O CLE J. Hegan D. Sisler 2% 64% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t2 0-1 2 --- CLE G. Strickland D. Sisler -1% 63% Walk
t2 0-1 2 1-- O CLE M. Garcia D. Sisler 3% 65% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- O BOS S. White M. Garcia -2% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- BOS D. Buddin M. Garcia 2% 65% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
b2 1-0 1 1-- O BOS D. Sisler M. Garcia -2% 63% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Buddin to 2B
b2 1-0 2 -2- O BOS B. Goodman M. Garcia -3% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Dave Sisler facing 1-2-3
t3 0-1 0 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel D. Sisler 3% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- O CLE G. Woodling D. Sisler 2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- O CLE A. Smith D. Sisler 1% 66% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- BOS B. Klaus M. Garcia 3% 69% Walk
b3 1-0 0 1-- O BOS T. Williams M. Garcia -3% 66% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
b3 1-0 1 1-- O BOS M. Vernon M. Garcia -3% 64% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 1-0 2 1-- O BOS J. Jensen M. Garcia -2% 61% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Dave Sisler facing 4-5-6
t4 0-1 0 --- O CLE V. Wertz D. Sisler 3% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- O CLE A. Rosen D. Sisler 2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-1 2 --- O CLE J. Busby D. Sisler 1% 68% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 6-7-8
b4 1-0 0 --- O BOS J. Piersall M. Garcia -2% 66% Strikeout
b4 1-0 1 --- O BOS S. White M. Garcia -2% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-0 2 --- BOS D. Buddin M. Garcia 1% 65% Single to LF
b4 1-0 2 1-- R BOS D. Sisler M. Garcia 10% 75% Single to CF; Buddin Scores
b4 2-0 2 1-- BOS B. Goodman M. Garcia 2% 77% Single to RF; Sisler to 3B
b4 2-0 2 1-3 O BOS B. Klaus M. Garcia -4% 73% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Dave Sisler facing 7-8-9
t5 0-2 0 --- O CLE J. Hegan D. Sisler 3% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-2 1 --- O CLE G. Strickland D. Sisler 2% 79% Groundout: P-1B
t5 0-2 2 --- O CLE M. Garcia D. Sisler 1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 3-4-5
b5 2-0 0 --- BOS T. Williams M. Garcia 2% 82% Walk
b5 2-0 0 1-- O BOS M. Vernon M. Garcia -2% 80% Strikeout
b5 2-0 1 1-- BOS J. Jensen M. Garcia 2% 82% Single to RF; Williams to 2B
b5 2-0 1 12- O BOS J. Piersall M. Garcia -3% 79% Flyball: CF
b5 2-0 2 12- R BOS S. White M. Garcia 8% 87% Single to RF; Jensen to 3B; Williams Scores
b5 3-0 2 1-3 O BOS D. Buddin M. Garcia -2% 85% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Dave Sisler facing 1-2-3
t6 0-3 0 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel D. Sisler 3% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-3 1 --- CLE G. Woodling D. Sisler -3% 84% Walk
t6 0-3 1 1-- CLE A. Smith D. Sisler -1% 83% Wild Pitch; Woodling to 2B
t6 0-3 1 -2- O CLE A. Smith D. Sisler 4% 87% Foul Flyball: 3B
t6 0-3 2 -2- O CLE V. Wertz D. Sisler 3% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 9-1-2
b6 3-0 0 --- O BOS D. Sisler M. Garcia -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 3-0 1 --- O BOS B. Goodman M. Garcia -1% 88% Strikeout
b6 3-0 2 --- O BOS B. Klaus M. Garcia -1% 88% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Dave Sisler facing 5-6-7
t7 0-3 0 --- CLE A. Rosen D. Sisler -6% 82% Double to LF
t7 0-3 0 -2- O CLE J. Busby D. Sisler 3% 85% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice; Rosen to 3B
Hal Naragon pinch hits for Jim Hegan (C) batting 7th
t7 0-3 1 --3 RO CLE H. Naragon D. Sisler 1% 86% Groundout: 1B-P; Rosen Scores
t7 1-3 2 --- O CLE G. Strickland D. Sisler 2% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 3-4-5
Hal Naragon moves from PH to C
b7 3-1 0 --- BOS T. Williams M. Garcia 3% 91% Double to CF
Gene Stephens pinch runs for Ted Williams (LF) batting 3rd
b7 3-1 0 -2- O BOS M. Vernon M. Garcia -0% 90% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Stephens to 3B
b7 3-1 1 --3 O BOS J. Jensen M. Garcia -3% 87% Foul Flyball: 1B
b7 3-1 2 --3 O BOS J. Piersall M. Garcia -2% 85% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Dave Sisler facing 9-1-2
Gene Stephens moves from PR to LF
Dale Mitchell pinch hits for Mike Garcia (P) batting 9th
t8 1-3 0 --- O CLE D. Mitchell D. Sisler 4% 89% Strikeout
Preston Ward pinch hits for Chico Carrasquel (SS) batting 1st
t8 1-3 1 --- O CLE P. Ward D. Sisler 3% 92% Flyball: CF
t8 1-3 2 --- O CLE G. Woodling D. Sisler 2% 93% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Indians' Cal McLish facing 7-8-9
Cal McLish replaces Dale Mitchell (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Kenny Kuhn replaces Preston Ward (PH) playing SS batting 1st
b8 3-1 0 --- O BOS S. White C. McLish -1% 92% Single to CF; White out at 2B/CF-SS-2B
b8 3-1 1 --- BOS D. Buddin C. McLish 1% 93% Walk
b8 3-1 1 1-- O BOS D. Sisler C. McLish -1% 93% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Buddin to 2B
b8 3-1 2 -2- O BOS B. Goodman C. McLish -1% 91% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Dave Sisler facing 3-4-5
t9 1-3 0 --- CLE A. Smith D. Sisler -8% 84% Walk
t9 1-3 0 1-- CLE V. Wertz D. Sisler -12% 71% Walk; Smith to 2B
Art Houtteman pinch runs for Vic Wertz (1B) batting 4th
t9 1-3 0 12- CLE A. Rosen D. Sisler -9% 63% Houtteman Steals 2B; Smith Steals 3B
Ike Delock replaces Dave Sisler pitching and batting 9th
t9 1-3 0 -23 O CLE A. Rosen I. Delock 13% 75% Strikeout
Bob Lemon pinch hits for Jim Busby (CF) batting 6th
Bobby Avila pinch runs for Art Houtteman batting 4th
t9 1-3 1 -23 O CLE B. Lemon I. Delock 12% 88% Strikeout
t9 1-3 2 -23 O CLE H. Naragon I. Delock 12% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Red Sox 3.

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