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Standings
CLE
@BOS
4
9
CHW
@MIN
6
3
CHW
@MIN
4
2
 
(10)
WSA
@NYY
0
8
PIT
@CHC
2
6
SFG
@LAD
5
9
PHI
@MLN
0
1
CIN
@STL
5
11
Wednesday, September 6, 1961, 2:00PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 4,158, Time of Game: 2:28
Indians
4
71-69
 Lost 1 
5th, 23½ GB
at Red Sox
9
67-75
 Won 1 
6th, 28½ GB
W: Don Schwall (14-4)
L: Jim Perry (10-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         1  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    4 11  3
Red Sox         0  0  3   1  1  3   0  1  X    9 14  2

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Temple 2B 5 1 4 1 0 0 .278 .703 0.172 0.70 0.174 -0.002 1.9 4 4
Tito Francona LF 5 0 2 2 0 0 .292 .796 0.028 0.85 0.101 -0.073 0.7 2 0 2B,GDP
Chuck Essegian CF 4 0 1 0 1 1 .298 .902 0.055 0.71 0.077 -0.022 0.1 1 0
Willie Kirkland RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 .260 .793 0.120 1.24 0.147 -0.027 0.5 4 1 SF
Vic Power 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 .264 .668 -0.046 1.09 0.064 -0.110 0.0 8 0 2B
Woodie Held SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 .269 .815 -0.286 1.39 0.003 -0.289 -2.9 1 4 HBP,GDP
John Romano C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .864 -0.107 1.05 0.000 -0.107 -1.4 3 0
Bubba Phillips 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .711 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike de la Hoz PH-3B 4 2 2 0 0 0 .267 .689 -0.012 0.70 0.037 -0.049 0.6 1 0 2B
Jim Perry P 2 1 0 0 0 0 .185 .412 0.017 0.87 0.050 -0.033 0.3 0 1 SH
   Bill Dailey P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Walt Bond PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .053 .271 -0.004 0.16 0.000 -0.004 -0.4
Team Totals 34 4 11 4 2 2 .324 .780 -0.063 0.92 0.653 -0.716 -0.6 24 10
2B: M de la Hoz (8, off D Schwall); T Francona (27, off D Schwall); V Power (30, off D Schwall).
SF: W Kirkland (7, off D Schwall).
SH: J Perry (5, off D Schwall).
HBP: W Held (2, by D Schwall).
TB: J Temple 4; M de la Hoz 3; T Francona 3; V Power 2; W Kirkland; C Essegian.
GIDP: W Held (12); T Francona (11).
RBI: T Francona 2 (71); W Kirkland (83); J Temple (27).
2-out RBI: T Francona.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. W Kirkland-V Power; W Held-J Temple-V Power.
E: W Held (23); J Temple 2 (17).
Outfield Assists: W Kirkland (J Jensen at 1st base).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chuck Schilling 2B 5 2 2 0 0 0 .255 .665 -0.019 0.86 0.052 -0.071 -0.4 5 5
Gary Geiger CF 5 3 2 0 0 0 .233 .759 -0.035 0.92 0.041 -0.076 0.1 0 0
Carl Yastrzemski LF 5 1 3 4 0 0 .262 .705 0.367 0.97 0.389 -0.022 3.9 2 0 HR
Frank Malzone 3B 4 2 2 2 1 0 .268 .705 -0.040 0.77 0.051 -0.091 0.4 2 2 GDP
Jackie Jensen RF 4 0 1 1 1 2 .272 .754 0.010 0.67 0.063 -0.054 0.7 1 1 2B
Pete Runnels 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 .309 .804 0.013 0.88 0.092 -0.079 -0.3 11 2
Pumpsie Green SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 .273 .863 0.170 0.86 0.181 -0.011 1.4 3 6
Jim Pagliaroni C 3 0 0 0 1 0 .232 .723 -0.058 0.94 0.039 -0.097 -0.9 3 0
Don Schwall P 4 0 1 1 0 0 .160 .356 0.029 1.08 0.079 -0.051 0.0 0 4
Team Totals 38 9 14 8 3 3 .368 .888 0.437 0.88 0.987 -0.552 4.9 27 20
2B: J Jensen (21, off J Perry).
HR: C Yastrzemski (8, off J Perry; 3rd inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep LF).
TB: C Yastrzemski 6; C Schilling 2; F Malzone 2; J Jensen 2; P Runnels 2; G Geiger 2; D Schwall; P Green.
GIDP: F Malzone (16).
RBI: C Yastrzemski 4 (69); F Malzone 2 (77); D Schwall (3); J Jensen (60).
2-out RBI: C Yastrzemski 3; J Jensen; F Malzone.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 3. P Green-C Schilling-P Runnels; D Schwall-P Runnels-F Malzone; C Schilling-P Green-P Runnels.
E: D Schwall (2); P Green (12).
Outfield Assists: J Jensen (W Kirkland at 2nd base).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Perry, L (10-13) 5.2 13 8 7 3 1 1 4.44 32 11 -0.441 1.11 -5.2
Bill Dailey 2.1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0.82 9 1 0 0.005 0.05 0.4
Team Totals 8 14 9 7 3 3 1 7.88 41 11 1 0 -0.436 0.88 -4.9

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Schwall, W (14-4) 9 11 4 3 2 2 0 3.13 39 51 0.064 0.92 0.6
Team Totals 9 11 4 3 2 2 0 3.00 39 51 0.064 0.92 0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Schwall (4; W Held).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Smith, 1B - Hank Soar, 2B - Bill McKinley, 3B - Sam Carrigan.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Boston Red Sox
1 Johnny Temple 2B 1 Chuck Schilling 2B
2 Tito Francona LF 2 Gary Geiger CF
3 Chuck Essegian CF 3 Carl Yastrzemski LF
4 Willie Kirkland RF 4 Frank Malzone 3B
5 Vic Power 1B 5 Jackie Jensen RF
6 Woodie Held SS 6 Pete Runnels 1B
7 John Romano C 7 Pumpsie Green SS
8 Bubba Phillips 3B 8 Jim Pagliaroni C
9 Jim Perry P 9 Don Schwall P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-3 2 12- RRR BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Perry 28% 51% Home Run (Deep LF); Schilling Scores; Geiger Scores
t5 3-4 1 1-3 OO CLE W. Held D. Schwall 16% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t5 3-4 0 1-- CLE W. Kirkland D. Schwall -15% 44% Single to RF; Essegian to 3B; Kirkland to 2B/Safe on E6 (catch)
t2 1-0 0 12- R CLE J. Temple D. Schwall -11% 21% Single to CF; de la Hoz Scores; Perry to 3B
b5 4-3 2 12- R BOS P. Green J. Perry 11% 81% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Malzone Scores/No RBI/unER; Runnels to 2B; Green to 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' Don Schwall facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CLE J. Temple D. Schwall -4% 46% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- CLE T. Francona D. Schwall -10% 36% Double to RF; Temple to 3B
t1 0-0 0 -23 CLE C. Essegian D. Schwall -2% 34% Walk
t1 0-0 0 123 RO CLE W. Kirkland D. Schwall 1% 35% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Temple Scores; Francona to 3B
t1 1-0 1 1-3 CLE V. Power D. Schwall -3% 32% Walk; Essegian to 2B
t1 1-0 1 123 O CLE W. Held D. Schwall 7% 38% Strikeout
t1 1-0 2 123 O CLE J. Romano D. Schwall 6% 45% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Jim Perry facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- BOS C. Schilling J. Perry 4% 49% Single to RF
b1 0-1 0 1-- O BOS G. Geiger J. Perry -4% 45% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 1 1-- BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Perry 4% 49% Single to CF (Short CF); Schilling to 2B
b1 0-1 1 12- OO BOS F. Malzone J. Perry -9% 40% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Don Schwall facing 8-9-1
Mike de la Hoz pinch hits for Bubba Phillips (3B) batting 8th
t2 1-0 0 --- CLE M. de la Hoz D. Schwall -3% 36% Single to RF
t2 1-0 0 1-- CLE J. Perry D. Schwall -5% 31% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; de la Hoz to 2B; Perry to 1B
t2 1-0 0 12- R CLE J. Temple D. Schwall -11% 21% Single to CF; de la Hoz Scores; Perry to 3B
t2 2-0 0 1-3 RO CLE T. Francona D. Schwall 1% 22% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Perry Scores/unER
t2 3-0 1 1-- O CLE C. Essegian D. Schwall 2% 24% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t2 3-0 2 1-- O CLE W. Kirkland D. Schwall 1% 25% Flyball: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Jim Perry facing 5-6-7
Mike de la Hoz moves from PH to 3B
b2 0-3 0 --- BOS J. Jensen J. Perry 4% 29% Walk
b2 0-3 0 1-- OO BOS P. Runnels J. Perry -7% 21% Double Play: Flyball: RF-1B
b2 0-3 2 --- O BOS P. Green J. Perry -1% 21% Groundout: P-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' Don Schwall facing 5-6-7
t3 3-0 0 --- CLE V. Power D. Schwall -4% 17% Double to RF
t3 3-0 0 -2- OO CLE W. Held D. Schwall 6% 23% Double Play: Groundout: P-1B-3B
t3 3-0 2 --- O CLE J. Romano D. Schwall 1% 24% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Jim Perry facing 8-9-1
b3 0-3 0 --- BOS J. Pagliaroni J. Perry 4% 27% Walk
b3 0-3 0 1-- O BOS D. Schwall J. Perry -4% 24% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-3 1 1-- O BOS C. Schilling J. Perry -3% 21% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-3 2 1-- BOS G. Geiger J. Perry 2% 23% Single to LF; Schilling to 2B
b3 0-3 2 12- RRR BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Perry 28% 51% Home Run (Deep LF); Schilling Scores; Geiger Scores
b3 3-3 2 --- BOS F. Malzone J. Perry 1% 53% Single to LF
b3 3-3 2 1-- O BOS J. Jensen J. Perry -3% 50% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 3-3, Red Sox' Don Schwall facing 8-9-1
t4 3-3 0 --- O CLE M. de la Hoz D. Schwall 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 3-3 1 --- O CLE J. Perry D. Schwall 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 3-3 2 --- CLE J. Temple D. Schwall -2% 53% Single to CF
t4 3-3 2 1-- O CLE T. Francona D. Schwall 3% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 3-3, Indians' Jim Perry facing 6-7-8
b4 3-3 0 --- BOS P. Runnels J. Perry 7% 63% Single to P (Ground Ball); Runnels to 2B/Adv on E4 (throw to 1B)
b4 3-3 0 -2- BOS P. Green J. Perry 7% 71% Single to 2B/Bunt; Runnels to 3B
b4 3-3 0 1-3 O BOS J. Pagliaroni J. Perry -7% 64% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b4 3-3 1 1-3 R BOS D. Schwall J. Perry 8% 72% Single to P (Ground Ball); Runnels Scores; Green to 2B
b4 4-3 1 12- O BOS C. Schilling J. Perry -4% 68% Lineout: RF
b4 4-3 2 12- O BOS G. Geiger J. Perry -4% 64% Flyball: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-4, Red Sox' Don Schwall facing 3-4-5
t5 3-4 0 --- CLE C. Essegian D. Schwall -5% 59% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t5 3-4 0 1-- CLE W. Kirkland D. Schwall -15% 44% Single to RF; Essegian to 3B; Kirkland to 2B/Safe on E6 (catch)
t5 3-4 0 -23 O CLE V. Power D. Schwall 11% 55% Fielder's Choice P; Essegian out at Hm/P-C; Kirkland to 3B; Power to 1B
t5 3-4 1 1-3 OO CLE W. Held D. Schwall 16% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-3, Indians' Jim Perry facing 3-4-5
b5 4-3 0 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Perry -2% 69% Flyball: SS
b5 4-3 1 --- BOS F. Malzone J. Perry 2% 71% Walk
b5 4-3 1 1-- O BOS J. Jensen J. Perry -3% 68% Flyball: RF
b5 4-3 2 1-- BOS P. Runnels J. Perry 2% 70% Single; Malzone to 2B
b5 4-3 2 12- R BOS P. Green J. Perry 11% 81% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Malzone Scores/No RBI/unER; Runnels to 2B; Green to 1B
b5 5-3 2 12- O BOS J. Pagliaroni J. Perry -3% 78% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-5, Red Sox' Don Schwall facing 7-8-9
t6 3-5 0 --- O CLE J. Romano D. Schwall 3% 81% Lineout: 2B
t6 3-5 1 --- O CLE M. de la Hoz D. Schwall 2% 83% Flyball: LF
t6 3-5 2 --- O CLE J. Perry D. Schwall 1% 85% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-3, Indians' Jim Perry facing 9-1-2
b6 5-3 0 --- O BOS D. Schwall J. Perry -1% 83% Foul Flyball: 1B
b6 5-3 1 --- BOS C. Schilling J. Perry 1% 85% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b6 5-3 1 1-- BOS G. Geiger J. Perry 2% 87% Single to P (Line Drive); Schilling to 2B
b6 5-3 1 12- R BOS C. Yastrzemski J. Perry 7% 94% Single to RF (Line Drive); Schilling Scores; Geiger to 3B
b6 6-3 1 1-3 RO BOS F. Malzone J. Perry 1% 95% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Geiger Scores
b6 7-3 2 1-- R BOS J. Jensen J. Perry 3% 97% Double to LF (Deep LF); Malzone Scores
Bill Dailey replaces Jim Perry pitching and batting 9th
b6 8-3 2 -2- O BOS P. Runnels B. Dailey -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 8.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-8, Red Sox' Don Schwall facing 1-2-3
t7 3-8 0 --- CLE J. Temple D. Schwall -2% 95% Single (Ground Ball)
t7 3-8 0 1-- OO CLE T. Francona D. Schwall 3% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t7 3-8 2 --- O CLE C. Essegian D. Schwall 0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 8-3, Indians' Bill Dailey facing 7-8-9
b7 8-3 0 --- O BOS P. Green B. Dailey -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
b7 8-3 1 --- O BOS J. Pagliaroni B. Dailey -0% 98% Flyball: LF
b7 8-3 2 --- O BOS D. Schwall B. Dailey -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 8.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-8, Red Sox' Don Schwall facing 4-5-6
t8 3-8 0 --- O CLE W. Kirkland D. Schwall 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-8 1 --- O CLE V. Power D. Schwall 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 3-8 2 --- CLE W. Held D. Schwall -0% 99% Hit By Pitch
t8 3-8 2 1-- O CLE J. Romano D. Schwall 0% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 8-3, Indians' Bill Dailey facing 1-2-3
b8 8-3 0 --- O BOS C. Schilling B. Dailey -0% 99% Popfly: 1B
b8 8-3 1 --- BOS G. Geiger B. Dailey 0% 100% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b8 8-3 1 1-- O BOS C. Yastrzemski B. Dailey -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B; Geiger to 2B
b8 8-3 2 -2- R BOS F. Malzone B. Dailey 0% 100% Single; Geiger Scores/unER
b8 9-3 2 1-- O BOS J. Jensen B. Dailey -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 9.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-9, Red Sox' Don Schwall facing 8-9-1
t9 3-9 0 --- CLE M. de la Hoz D. Schwall -0% 99% Double
Walt Bond pinch hits for Bill Dailey (P) batting 9th
t9 3-9 0 -2- O CLE W. Bond D. Schwall 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B; de la Hoz stays at 2B
t9 3-9 1 -2- O CLE J. Temple D. Schwall 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B; de la Hoz stays at 2B
t9 3-9 2 -2- R CLE T. Francona D. Schwall -0% 100% Single; de la Hoz Scores
t9 4-9 2 1-- O CLE C. Essegian D. Schwall 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Red Sox 9.

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