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Standings
CLE
@BOS
7
3
BRO
@CHC
4
1
 
(6)
NYG
@CIN
4
10
PIT
@MLN
1
2
PHI
@STL
2
0
Monday, July 16, 1956,
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 14,262, Time of Game: 2:13
Indians
7
46-35
 Won 1 
2nd, 10 GB
at Red Sox
3
44-37
 Lost 1 
4th, 12 GB
W: Bob Lemon (11-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   3  0  3   0  1  0    7 17  2
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  2    3  5  2

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chico Carrasquel SS 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .252 .333 .328 .661 0.074 0.75 0.105 -0.031 0.4 0 4
Gene Woodling LF 4 2 2 1 1 0 5 .298 .438 .441 .879 0.025 0.81 0.074 -0.050 0.9 2 0 2B
Al Smith RF 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .299 .401 .490 .891 -0.078 0.87 0.029 -0.107 0.4 2 0
Vic Wertz 1B 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .283 .384 .522 .907 -0.030 0.57 0.029 -0.059 0.5 11 0
   Preston Ward PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .359 .446 .805 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 4 0
Al Rosen 3B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .302 .400 .513 .913 -0.015 0.48 0.030 -0.045 -1.8 0 2
Jim Busby CF 5 1 3 2 0 0 5 .229 .291 .372 .663 0.161 0.53 0.195 -0.034 1.9 3 0 HR
Hal Naragon C 4 2 3 0 0 0 5 .328 .403 .483 .886 0.030 0.43 0.057 -0.027 0.8 1 0 2B,SH
George Strickland 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 .224 .352 .289 .641 -0.018 0.49 0.028 -0.046 -0.9 4 8 SH
Bob Lemon P 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .208 .288 .434 .722 0.026 0.59 0.062 -0.037 -0.5 0 3
Team Totals 42 7 17 7 1 1 45 .405 .419 .524 .942 0.175 0.61 0.609 -0.436 1.7 27 17
2B: H Naragon (3, off F Sullivan); G Woodling (11, off F Sullivan).
HR: J Busby (10, off F Sullivan, 4th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: G Strickland (1, off F Dorish); H Naragon (1, off L Kiely).
TB: J Busby 6; H Naragon 4; G Woodling 3; B Lemon 2; C Carrasquel 2; V Wertz 2; A Rosen; A Smith; G Strickland.
RBI: J Busby 2 (42); B Lemon (8); C Carrasquel (36); A Smith (51); V Wertz (63); G Woodling (13).
2-out RBI: A Smith; G Woodling; C Carrasquel.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 5 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Carrasquel-G Strickland-V Wertz; B Lemon-G Strickland-V Wertz.
E: P Ward (1); A Rosen (8).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Goodman 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .301 .359 .427 .786 -0.065 0.61 0.000 -0.065 -1.0 2 6
Billy Klaus 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .273 .382 .388 .770 0.010 0.43 0.038 -0.028 0.2 0 2 2B
Ted Williams LF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .364 .491 .543 1.034 0.009 0.46 0.024 -0.014 0.1 1 0
Mickey Vernon 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .324 .394 .520 .914 -0.073 0.80 0.005 -0.078 -0.6 13 1
Jackie Jensen RF 2 1 2 2 2 0 4 .311 .404 .478 .882 0.085 0.71 0.085 0.000 2.6 4 0 HR
Jim Piersall CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .295 .374 .436 .810 -0.119 1.27 0.025 -0.144 -1.1 4 0 GDP
Sammy White C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .265 .325 .384 .708 -0.085 0.81 0.000 -0.085 -1.3 1 0
Don Buddin SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .254 .383 .359 .742 -0.069 0.56 0.000 -0.069 -1.5 0 3 GDP
Frank Sullivan P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .140 .170 .160 .330 -0.024 0.45 0.000 -0.024 -0.2 1 0
   Fritz Dorish P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 2
   Gene Stephens PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .208 .321 .208 .530 0.006 0.15 0.006 0.000 0.6
   Leo Kiely P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 31 3 5 3 4 1 35 .161 .257 .290 .547 -0.325 0.68 0.183 -0.507 -2.3 27 15
2B: B Klaus (13, off B Lemon).
HR: J Jensen (11, off B Lemon, 9th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: J Jensen 5; B Klaus 2; G Stephens; M Vernon.
GIDP: J Piersall (12); D Buddin (9).
RBI: J Jensen 2 (47); B Klaus (31).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Dorish-M Vernon.
E: B Goodman (9); J Piersall (2).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Lemon, W (11-7) 9 5 3 2 4 1 1 3.88 35 64 0.325 0.68 2.3
Team Totals 9 5 3 2 4 1 1 2.00 35 64 0.325 0.68 2.3

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Frank Sullivan, L (8-4) 5.2 12 6 6 1 1 1 3.39 30 21 -0.182 0.87 -2.8
Fritz Dorish 2.1 4 1 0 0 0 0 3.72 11 1 0 0.006 0.10 0.5
Leo Kiely 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.55 4 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.6
Team Totals 9 17 7 6 1 1 1 6.00 45 21 1 0 -0.175 0.61 -1.7
Balks: None.
WP: F Sullivan (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Rice, 1B - Bill Summers, 2B - Bill McKinley, 3B - Red Flaherty.
Time of Game: 2:13.
Attendance: 14,262.
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 Hal Naragon C 7 Sammy White C
8 George Strickland 2B 8 Don Buddin SS
9 Bob Lemon P 9 Frank Sullivan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-0 1 1-- RR CLE J. Busby F. Sullivan 19% 69% Home Run; Rosen Scores
t4 2-0 2 1-3 R CLE C. Carrasquel F. Sullivan 8% 79% Single to LF; Strickland to 3B; Naragon Scores
t3 0-0 2 123 O CLE A. Smith F. Sullivan -8% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 123 O BOS J. Piersall B. Lemon 7% 50% Flyball: 2B
b4 0-3 1 1-- OO BOS J. Piersall B. Lemon 6% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B

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' Frank Sullivan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel F. Sullivan -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE G. Woodling F. Sullivan -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- O CLE A. Smith F. Sullivan -1% 45% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BOS B. Goodman B. Lemon 2% 47% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- BOS B. Klaus B. Lemon -4% 43% Double to LF
b1 0-0 1 -2- BOS T. Williams B. Lemon -2% 41% Walk
b1 0-0 1 12- O BOS M. Vernon B. Lemon 4% 46% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 12- BOS J. Jensen B. Lemon -3% 43% Walk; Klaus to 3B; Williams to 2B
b1 0-0 2 123 O BOS J. Piersall B. Lemon 7% 50% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CLE V. Wertz F. Sullivan -2% 48% Lineout: 2B
t2 0-0 1 --- O CLE A. Rosen F. Sullivan -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- O CLE J. Busby F. Sullivan -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 7-8-9
b2 0-0 0 --- O BOS S. White B. Lemon 2% 47% Lineout: 2B
b2 0-0 1 --- O BOS D. Buddin B. Lemon 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 --- O BOS F. Sullivan B. Lemon 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O CLE H. Naragon F. Sullivan -3% 47% Groundout: 1B-P
t3 0-0 1 --- O CLE G. Strickland F. Sullivan -2% 45% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 2 --- CLE B. Lemon F. Sullivan 1% 47% Single to LF
t3 0-0 2 1-- CLE C. Carrasquel F. Sullivan 2% 49% Single to CF; Lemon to 2B
t3 0-0 2 12- CLE G. Woodling F. Sullivan 3% 52% Walk; Lemon to 3B; Carrasquel to 2B
t3 0-0 2 123 O CLE A. Smith F. Sullivan -8% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- O BOS B. Goodman B. Lemon 3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O BOS B. Klaus B. Lemon 2% 49% Flyball: LF
b3 0-0 2 --- O BOS T. Williams B. Lemon 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- O CLE V. Wertz F. Sullivan -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- CLE A. Rosen F. Sullivan 3% 50% Single to LF
t4 0-0 1 1-- RR CLE J. Busby F. Sullivan 19% 69% Home Run; Rosen Scores
t4 2-0 1 --- CLE H. Naragon F. Sullivan 2% 71% Single to LF
t4 2-0 1 1-- CLE G. Strickland F. Sullivan 3% 74% Single to LF; Naragon to 2B
t4 2-0 1 12- O CLE B. Lemon F. Sullivan -3% 71% Flyball: CF; Naragon to 3B
t4 2-0 2 1-3 R CLE C. Carrasquel F. Sullivan 8% 79% Single to LF; Strickland to 3B; Naragon Scores
t4 3-0 2 1-3 O CLE G. Woodling F. Sullivan -3% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 4-5-6
b4 0-3 0 --- O BOS M. Vernon B. Lemon 3% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-3 1 --- BOS J. Jensen B. Lemon -3% 76% Single to CF
b4 0-3 1 1-- OO BOS J. Piersall B. Lemon 6% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 3-4-5
t5 3-0 0 --- O CLE A. Smith F. Sullivan -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 3-0 1 --- CLE V. Wertz F. Sullivan 1% 82% Single to CF
t5 3-0 1 1-- CLE A. Rosen F. Sullivan 1% 83% Wild Pitch; Wertz to 2B
t5 3-0 1 -2- O CLE A. Rosen F. Sullivan -2% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 3-0 2 -2- O CLE J. Busby F. Sullivan -2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 7-8-9
b5 0-3 0 --- O BOS S. White B. Lemon 3% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-3 1 --- O BOS D. Buddin B. Lemon 2% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-3 2 --- O BOS F. Sullivan B. Lemon 1% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 7-8-9
t6 3-0 0 --- CLE H. Naragon F. Sullivan 3% 88% Double to LF
t6 3-0 0 -2- O CLE G. Strickland F. Sullivan -2% 86% Strikeout
t6 3-0 1 -2- R CLE B. Lemon F. Sullivan 5% 90% Single to RF; Naragon Scores
t6 4-0 1 1-- O CLE C. Carrasquel F. Sullivan -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B; Lemon to 2B
t6 4-0 2 -2- R CLE G. Woodling F. Sullivan 4% 94% Double to RF; Lemon Scores
t6 5-0 2 -2- R CLE A. Smith F. Sullivan 3% 96% Single to CF; Woodling Scores; Smith to 2B/Adv on E8
Fritz Dorish replaces Frank Sullivan pitching and batting 9th
t6 6-0 2 -2- O CLE V. Wertz F. Dorish -1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 6, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-6, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 1-2-3
b6 0-6 0 --- O BOS B. Goodman B. Lemon 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-6 1 --- O BOS B. Klaus B. Lemon 1% 98% Groundout: P-1B
b6 0-6 2 --- BOS T. Williams B. Lemon -0% 97% Walk
b6 0-6 2 1-- O BOS M. Vernon B. Lemon 1% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 6, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-0, Red Sox' Fritz Dorish facing 5-6-7
t7 6-0 0 --- O CLE A. Rosen F. Dorish -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 6-0 1 --- CLE J. Busby F. Dorish 0% 98% Single to CF
t7 6-0 1 1-- CLE H. Naragon F. Dorish 0% 98% Single to LF; Busby to 2B
t7 6-0 1 12- O CLE G. Strickland F. Dorish -0% 98% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Naragon to 2B; Busby to 3B
t7 6-0 2 -23 O CLE B. Lemon F. Dorish -1% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 6, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-6, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 5-6-7
b7 0-6 0 --- BOS J. Jensen B. Lemon -1% 96% Walk
b7 0-6 0 1-- BOS J. Piersall B. Lemon -3% 94% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Jensen to 2B
b7 0-6 0 12- O BOS S. White B. Lemon 2% 96% Flyball: LF
b7 0-6 1 12- OO BOS D. Buddin B. Lemon 3% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 6, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-0, Red Sox' Fritz Dorish facing 1-2-3
t8 6-0 0 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel F. Dorish -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 6-0 1 --- CLE G. Woodling F. Dorish 0% 99% Single to LF
t8 6-0 1 1-- CLE A. Smith F. Dorish 0% 99% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Woodling to 3B
t8 6-0 1 1-3 R CLE V. Wertz F. Dorish 0% 100% Single to RF; Smith to 3B; Woodling Scores/unER
Preston Ward pinch runs for Vic Wertz (1B) batting 4th
t8 7-0 1 1-3 OO CLE A. Rosen F. Dorish -0% 99% Line Drive Double Play: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 7, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-7, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 9-1-2
Preston Ward moves from PR to 1B
Gene Stephens pinch hits for Fritz Dorish (P) batting 9th
b8 0-7 0 --- BOS G. Stephens B. Lemon -1% 99% Single to 1B; Stephens to 2B/Adv on E3
b8 0-7 0 -2- O BOS B. Goodman B. Lemon 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B; Stephens to 3B
b8 0-7 1 --3 RO BOS B. Klaus B. Lemon 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B; Stephens Scores/unER
b8 1-7 2 --- O BOS T. Williams B. Lemon 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Indians 7, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 7-1, Red Sox' Leo Kiely facing 6-7-8
Leo Kiely replaces Gene Stephens (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 7-1 0 --- CLE J. Busby L. Kiely 0% 100% Single to LF
t9 7-1 0 1-- O CLE H. Naragon L. Kiely -0% 100% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Busby to 2B
t9 7-1 1 -2- O CLE G. Strickland L. Kiely -0% 100% Flyball: RF; Busby to 3B
t9 7-1 2 --3 O CLE B. Lemon L. Kiely -0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 7, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-7, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 4-5-6
b9 1-7 0 --- BOS M. Vernon B. Lemon -0% 99% Single to RF
b9 1-7 0 1-- RR BOS J. Jensen B. Lemon -1% 98% Home Run; Vernon Scores
b9 3-7 0 --- O BOS J. Piersall B. Lemon 1% 99% Flyball: CF
b9 3-7 1 --- O BOS S. White B. Lemon 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 3-7 2 --- O BOS D. Buddin B. Lemon 0% 100% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 7, Red Sox 3.

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