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Standings
BAL
@BOS
13
6
CLE
@CHW
3
2
CLE
@CHW
0
1
 
(10)
KCA
@DET
1
6
NYY
@WSH
6
4
CHC
@CIN
3
4
STL
@MLN
5
6
 
(11)
STL
@MLN
3
5
BRO
@NYG
7
3
PHI
@PIT
3
6
Friday, August 31, 1956,
, Comiskey Park I
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:17
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Indians
3
73-52
 Won 2 
2nd, 8½ GB
at White Sox
2
69-56
 Lost 1 
3rd, 11½ GB
W: Herb Score (15-8)
L: Billy Pierce (18-7)
S: Don Mossi (10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         2  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    3 10  1
White Sox       0  1  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    2  8  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Smith LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .273 .368 .434 .802 -0.099 0.96 0.000 -0.099 -1.1 0 0
Bobby Avila 2B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .235 .345 .325 .669 0.063 0.62 0.093 -0.030 0.8 6 1 3B
Al Rosen 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .275 .369 .441 .810 0.022 0.97 0.105 -0.083 0.1 0 3 2B,GDP
Rocky Colavito RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .277 .376 .564 .940 -0.001 0.77 0.049 -0.050 0.1 3 0
Sam Mele 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .287 .349 .457 .807 0.053 0.82 0.118 -0.066 0.3 6 0 HR,GDP
Jim Busby CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .240 .302 .368 .670 -0.035 0.76 0.028 -0.063 -0.3 1 0
Chico Carrasquel SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .256 .336 .344 .681 0.002 0.70 0.046 -0.044 -0.1 4 4 2B
Jim Hegan C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .220 .323 .349 .672 -0.037 0.84 0.027 -0.064 -0.3 7 0
Herb Score P 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .171 .256 .243 .499 -0.101 0.99 0.000 -0.101 -1.2 0 2
   Don Mossi P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .227 .250 .477 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 3 10 3 1 6 36 .286 .306 .486 .791 -0.133 0.83 0.466 -0.600 -1.8 27 10
2B: A Rosen (12, off B Pierce); C Carrasquel (14, off B Pierce).
3B: B Avila (1, off B Pierce).
HR: S Mele (3, off B Pierce, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: S Mele 4; B Avila 4; C Carrasquel 3; A Rosen 3; R Colavito; J Busby; J Hegan.
GIDP: S Mele (4); A Rosen (14).
RBI: A Rosen (52); S Mele (19); R Colavito (50).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Carrasquel-S Mele; C Carrasquel-B Avila.
E: C Carrasquel (18).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: A Rosen (2nd base by B Pierce).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Luis Aparicio SS 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .259 .296 .327 .624 -0.428 3.38 0.037 -0.465 -1.5 0 6
Nellie Fox 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .310 .358 .390 .748 -0.033 1.36 0.062 -0.096 -0.3 4 2
Larry Doby CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .254 .379 .433 .812 -0.104 1.52 0.037 -0.141 -1.0 2 0
Minnie Minoso LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .305 .419 .470 .889 -0.167 1.58 0.000 -0.167 -1.0 3 0
Sherm Lollar C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .296 .384 .442 .826 0.102 1.55 0.162 -0.060 0.2 8 0 2B
   Jim Rivera PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .338 .393 .731 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Walt Dropo 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .257 .333 .349 .683 -0.046 2.27 0.100 -0.145 0.2 9 0 HR
Bubba Phillips RF 3 1 2 1 1 1 4 .284 .324 .448 .772 0.168 2.02 0.204 -0.036 1.3 1 0 HR,2B
Fred Hatfield 3B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .273 .369 .382 .750 0.046 1.18 0.082 -0.036 0.2 0 4
   Les Moss PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .252 .336 .553 .890 0.200 7.15 0.200 0.000 0.7
Billy Pierce P 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 .106 .146 .106 .252 -0.107 1.69 0.000 -0.107 -0.7 0 0 SH
   Ron Northey PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .314 .391 .543 .934 -0.265 8.76 0.000 -0.265 -0.8
Team Totals 33 2 8 2 3 7 37 .242 .306 .485 .790 -0.634 2.23 0.884 -1.518 -2.8 27 12
2B: B Phillips (5, off H Score); S Lollar (25, off H Score).
HR: W Dropo (4, off H Score, 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF); B Phillips (2, off H Score, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: B Pierce (6, off H Score).
TB: B Phillips 6; W Dropo 4; S Lollar 3; L Moss; N Fox; L Doby.
RBI: W Dropo (38); B Phillips (8).
2-out RBI: W Dropo.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. L Aparicio-N Fox-W Dropo; F Hatfield-N Fox-W Dropo.
E: B Pierce (3).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Herb Score, W (15-8) 8.1 7 2 2 3 7 2 2.73 34 65 0.291 1.64 1.8
Don Mossi, S (10) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.74 3 2 0 0.343 8.92 0.9
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 3 7 2 2.00 37 65 2 0 0.634 2.23 2.8

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Billy Pierce, L (18-7) 9 10 3 3 1 6 1 3.38 36 60 0.134 0.83 1.8
Team Totals 9 10 3 3 1 6 1 3.00 36 60 0.134 0.83 1.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: B Pierce (0; A Rosen, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Johnny Stevens, 1B - Frank Tabacchi, 2B - Ed Runge, 3B - Eddie Rommel.
Time of Game: 2:17.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Chicago White Sox
1 Al Smith LF 1 Luis Aparicio SS
2 Bobby Avila 2B 2 Nellie Fox 2B
3 Al Rosen 3B 3 Larry Doby CF
4 Rocky Colavito RF 4 Minnie Minoso LF
5 Sam Mele 1B 5 Sherm Lollar C
6 Jim Busby CF 6 Walt Dropo 1B
7 Chico Carrasquel SS 7 Bubba Phillips RF
8 Jim Hegan C 8 Fred Hatfield 3B
9 Herb Score P 9 Billy Pierce P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-3 2 123 O CHW L. Aparicio D. Mossi 28% 100% Flyball: RF
b9 2-3 1 123 O CHW R. Northey D. Mossi 27% 72% Flyball: 2B
b9 2-3 1 12- CHW L. Moss D. Mossi -20% 46% Single to RF; Phillips to 2B; Rivera to 3B
b9 2-3 0 --- CHW S. Lollar H. Score -13% 66% Single to SS
b5 1-3 0 --- R CHW B. Phillips H. Score -13% 58% Home Run

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, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE A. Smith B. Pierce -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- CLE B. Avila B. Pierce 7% 54% Triple to CF
t1 0-0 1 --3 R CLE A. Rosen B. Pierce 7% 61% Double to LF; Avila Scores
t1 1-0 1 -2- CLE R. Colavito B. Pierce 2% 64% Rosen Picked off 2B, safe on E1; Rosen to 3B
t1 1-0 1 --3 R CLE R. Colavito B. Pierce 5% 68% Single to LF; Rosen Scores
t1 2-0 1 1-- OO CLE S. Mele B. Pierce -4% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Indians 2, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Herb Score facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- CHW L. Aparicio H. Score -4% 61% Walk
b1 0-2 0 1-- O CHW N. Fox H. Score 4% 64% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-2 1 1-- OO CHW L. Doby H. Score 5% 69% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 6-7-8
t2 2-0 0 --- O CLE J. Busby B. Pierce -2% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 2-0 1 --- CLE C. Carrasquel B. Pierce 3% 71% Double to LF
t2 2-0 1 -2- O CLE J. Hegan B. Pierce -2% 69% Groundout: SS-1B; Carrasquel to 3B
t2 2-0 2 --3 O CLE H. Score B. Pierce -3% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Herb Score facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O CHW M. Minoso H. Score 3% 68% Flyball: RF
b2 0-2 1 --- O CHW S. Lollar H. Score 2% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-2 2 --- R CHW W. Dropo H. Score -10% 60% Home Run
b2 1-2 2 --- CHW B. Phillips H. Score -2% 57% Double to LF
b2 1-2 2 -2- O CHW F. Hatfield H. Score 4% 61% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, White Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 1-2-3
t3 2-1 0 --- O CLE A. Smith B. Pierce -2% 59% Foul Flyball: C
t3 2-1 1 --- O CLE B. Avila B. Pierce -2% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 2-1 2 --- CLE A. Rosen B. Pierce 1% 58% Single to CF
t3 2-1 2 1-- O CLE R. Colavito B. Pierce -2% 56% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Herb Score facing 9-1-2
b3 1-2 0 --- O CHW B. Pierce H. Score 3% 59% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-2 1 --- O CHW L. Aparicio H. Score 2% 61% Strikeout
b3 1-2 2 --- O CHW N. Fox H. Score 1% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, White Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 5-6-7
t4 2-1 0 --- R CLE S. Mele B. Pierce 11% 73% Home Run
t4 3-1 0 --- CLE J. Busby B. Pierce 3% 75% Single to RF
t4 3-1 0 1-- O CLE C. Carrasquel B. Pierce -3% 73% Flyball: LF
t4 3-1 1 1-- CLE J. Hegan B. Pierce 3% 75% Single to LF; Busby to 2B
t4 3-1 1 12- O CLE H. Score B. Pierce -3% 72% Strikeout
t4 3-1 2 12- O CLE A. Smith B. Pierce -3% 69% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 3, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Herb Score facing 3-4-5
b4 1-3 0 --- O CHW L. Doby H. Score 3% 71% Flyball: RF
b4 1-3 1 --- O CHW M. Minoso H. Score 2% 73% Flyball: 2B
b4 1-3 2 --- CHW S. Lollar H. Score -3% 71% Double to CF
b4 1-3 2 -2- O CHW W. Dropo H. Score 4% 75% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, White Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 2-3-4
t5 3-1 0 --- CLE B. Avila B. Pierce 3% 78% Single to LF
t5 3-1 0 1-- OO CLE A. Rosen B. Pierce -6% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t5 3-1 2 --- O CLE R. Colavito B. Pierce -1% 71% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, White Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Herb Score facing 7-8-9
b5 1-3 0 --- R CHW B. Phillips H. Score -13% 58% Home Run
b5 2-3 0 --- CHW F. Hatfield H. Score -5% 53% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b5 2-3 0 1-- O CHW B. Pierce H. Score 3% 55% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Hatfield to 2B
b5 2-3 1 -2- OO CHW L. Aparicio H. Score 10% 66% Line Drive Double Play: SS-2B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Indians 3, White Sox 2.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 5-6-7
t6 3-2 0 --- O CLE S. Mele B. Pierce -3% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 3-2 1 --- O CLE J. Busby B. Pierce -2% 61% Flyball: CF
t6 3-2 2 --- CLE C. Carrasquel B. Pierce 1% 63% Single to LF
t6 3-2 2 1-- O CLE J. Hegan B. Pierce -3% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Herb Score facing 2-3-4
b6 2-3 0 --- CHW N. Fox H. Score -6% 54% Single to CF
b6 2-3 0 1-- O CHW L. Doby H. Score 6% 60% Groundout: 3B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b6 2-3 1 1-- O CHW M. Minoso H. Score 5% 65% Flyball: 2B
b6 2-3 2 1-- O CHW S. Lollar H. Score 4% 69% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, White Sox 2.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 9-1-2
t7 3-2 0 --- O CLE H. Score B. Pierce -3% 66% Strikeout
t7 3-2 1 --- O CLE A. Smith B. Pierce -2% 64% Flyball: CF
t7 3-2 2 --- O CLE B. Avila B. Pierce -1% 63% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Herb Score facing 6-7-8
b7 2-3 0 --- O CHW W. Dropo H. Score 5% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 2-3 1 --- O CHW B. Phillips H. Score 4% 72% Strikeout Looking
b7 2-3 2 --- CHW F. Hatfield H. Score -3% 69% Walk
b7 2-3 2 1-- O CHW B. Pierce H. Score 5% 74% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, White Sox 2.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 3-4-5
t8 3-2 0 --- O CLE A. Rosen B. Pierce -2% 72% Flyball: 2B
t8 3-2 1 --- O CLE R. Colavito B. Pierce -2% 70% Strikeout
t8 3-2 2 --- CLE S. Mele B. Pierce 1% 71% Walk
t8 3-2 2 1-- O CLE J. Busby B. Pierce -3% 69% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Herb Score facing 1-2-3
b8 2-3 0 --- O CHW L. Aparicio H. Score 6% 75% Strikeout
b8 2-3 1 --- O CHW N. Fox H. Score 5% 80% Groundout: P-1B
b8 2-3 2 --- CHW L. Doby H. Score -4% 76% Single to RF
b8 2-3 2 1-- O CHW M. Minoso H. Score 7% 83% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, White Sox 2.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, White Sox' Billy Pierce facing 7-8-9
t9 3-2 0 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel B. Pierce -2% 81% Flyball: RF
t9 3-2 1 --- O CLE J. Hegan B. Pierce -1% 80% Strikeout
t9 3-2 2 --- O CLE H. Score B. Pierce -1% 79% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Herb Score facing 5-6-7
b9 2-3 0 --- CHW S. Lollar H. Score -13% 66% Single to SS
Jim Rivera pinch runs for Sherm Lollar (C) batting 5th
b9 2-3 0 1-- O CHW W. Dropo H. Score 6% 71% Groundout: SS-1B; Rivera to 2B
b9 2-3 1 -2- CHW B. Phillips H. Score -5% 66% Walk
Don Mossi replaces Herb Score pitching and batting 9th
Les Moss pinch hits for Fred Hatfield (3B) batting 8th
b9 2-3 1 12- CHW L. Moss D. Mossi -20% 46% Single to RF; Phillips to 2B; Rivera to 3B
Ron Northey pinch hits for Billy Pierce (P) batting 9th
b9 2-3 1 123 O CHW R. Northey D. Mossi 27% 72% Flyball: 2B
b9 2-3 2 123 O CHW L. Aparicio D. Mossi 28% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 3, White Sox 2.

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