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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BOS
6
0
DET
@CHW
0
1
KCA
@CLE
1
4
BAL
@WSH
1
2
CHC
@CIN
2
4
PIT
@NYG
3
2
BRO
@PHI
6
4
 
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MLN
@STL
8
5
Friday, May 6, 1955,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 11,861, Time of Game: 2:20
Athletics
1
9-10
 Lost 1 
5th, 4 GB
at Indians
4
14-7
 Won 1 
1st
W: Herb Score (3-1)
L: Alex Kellner (2-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  3  0
Indians         0  2  0   1  1  0   0  0  X    4  7  0

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joe DeMaestri SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .141 .179 .172 .351 -0.083 1.35 0.029 -0.112 -0.7 2 1
Bill Renna RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .240 .296 .500 .796 -0.072 1.19 0.046 -0.119 -1.0 3 0 GDP
Jim Finigan 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .260 .321 .562 .883 -0.096 1.00 0.000 -0.096 -0.9 3 0
Gus Zernial LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .265 .329 .544 .873 -0.055 0.96 0.028 -0.083 -0.5 1 0
Bill Wilson CF 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 .311 .363 .608 .971 0.001 0.75 0.049 -0.048 0.1 4 0
Pete Suder 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .190 .215 .270 .485 -0.092 0.90 0.000 -0.092 -1.1 2 0
Joe Astroth C 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .278 .435 .444 .879 -0.009 1.09 0.084 -0.092 0.2 6 0 CS
Dick Kryhoski 1B 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .200 .333 .200 .533 0.040 0.52 0.040 0.000 0.4 2 0
   Jim Robertson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.067 2.19 0.000 -0.067 -0.7
   Don Bollweg 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .400 .143 .543 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Alex Kellner P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .300 .300 .500 .800 0.019 1.02 0.041 -0.022 0.2 0 1
   Spook Jacobs PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .267 .421 .267 .688 0.042 0.90 0.042 0.000 0.4
   Art Ditmar P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 28 1 3 1 6 10 34 .107 .265 .107 .372 -0.372 1.00 0.359 -0.731 -3.7 24 2
TB: A Kellner; J Astroth; B Wilson.
GIDP: B Renna (1).
RBI: J Astroth (3).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Baserunning
CS: J Astroth (1, 2nd base by H Score/H Foiles).

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 0 0 0 4 .262 .380 .440 .820 -0.002 0.70 0.067 -0.070 0.3 3 0 2B
Bobby Avila 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .304 .417 .418 .834 -0.054 0.47 0.000 -0.054 -1.0 5 1
Vic Wertz 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .255 .379 .400 .779 -0.038 0.38 0.000 -0.038 -0.7 3 1
   Joe Altobelli 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .261 .273 .534 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ralph Kiner LF 4 1 2 0 0 2 4 .229 .402 .443 .845 0.040 0.37 0.046 -0.006 0.2 0 0
Dave Pope CF 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .368 .400 .842 1.242 0.135 0.58 0.159 -0.024 1.0 2 0 HR
Hank Majeski 3B 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 .143 .294 .357 .651 0.063 0.46 0.079 -0.016 1.0 0 0 HR
   Sam Dente PR-3B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .200 .000 .200 0.002 0.05 0.002 0.000 0.1 0 1
George Strickland SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .182 .316 .303 .619 -0.002 0.31 0.017 -0.020 -0.5 3 0
Hank Foiles C 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .389 .593 .611 1.204 0.020 0.63 0.028 -0.008 0.4 10 1 IW
Herb Score P 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 .125 .125 .125 .250 -0.034 0.63 0.000 -0.034 -0.9 1 1 SH
Team Totals 30 4 7 3 3 6 34 .233 .303 .467 .770 0.130 0.49 0.398 -0.270 -0.1 27 5
2B: A Smith (4, off A Kellner).
HR: D Pope (3, off A Kellner, 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF); H Majeski (1, off A Kellner, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: H Score (1, off A Kellner).
IBB: H Foiles (4, by A Kellner).
TB: D Pope 4; H Majeski 4; A Smith 2; R Kiner 2; H Foiles; G Strickland.
RBI: D Pope 2 (8); H Majeski (1).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. H Score-B Avila-V Wertz; H Foiles-B Avila.

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Alex Kellner, L (2-1) 7 7 4 4 2 5 2 4.08 30 50 -0.135 0.54 -0.4
Art Ditmar 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 8.25 4 0 0 0.007 0.09 0.5
Team Totals 8 7 4 4 3 6 2 4.50 34 50 0 0 -0.128 0.49 0.1

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Herb Score, W (3-1) 9 3 1 1 6 10 0 3.51 34 81 0.372 1.00 3.7
Team Totals 9 3 1 1 6 10 0 1.00 34 81 0.372 1.00 3.7
Balks: None.
WP: A Kellner (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: A Kellner (1; H Foiles).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill McKinley, 1B - Red Flaherty, 2B - Nestor Chylak, 3B - Charlie Berry.
Time of Game: 2:20.
Attendance: 11,861.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Athletics         Cleveland Indians
1 Joe DeMaestri SS 1 Al Smith RF
2 Bill Renna RF 2 Bobby Avila 2B
3 Jim Finigan 3B 3 Vic Wertz 1B
4 Gus Zernial LF 4 Ralph Kiner LF
5 Bill Wilson CF 5 Dave Pope CF
6 Pete Suder 2B 6 Hank Majeski 3B
7 Joe Astroth C 7 George Strickland SS
8 Dick Kryhoski 1B 8 Hank Foiles C
9 Alex Kellner P 9 Herb Score P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 0 1-- RR CLE D. Pope A. Kellner 16% 75% Home Run; Kiner Scores
t7 1-4 1 1-3 OO KCA J. Robertson H. Score 12% 94% Double Play: Strikeout, Astroth Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t7 0-4 1 12- R KCA J. Astroth H. Score -8% 83% Single to RF; Wilson to 3B; Zernial Scores
b4 2-0 0 --- R CLE H. Majeski A. Kellner 7% 86% Home Run
t6 0-4 0 1-- OO KCA B. Renna H. Score 6% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Herb Score facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri H. Score 2% 52% Foul Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCA B. Renna H. Score 2% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCA J. Finigan H. Score 1% 55% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE A. Smith A. Kellner -2% 53% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 --- O CLE B. Avila A. Kellner -2% 51% Foul Flyball: 1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O CLE V. Wertz A. Kellner -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Herb Score facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O KCA G. Zernial H. Score 2% 52% Flyball: SS
t2 0-0 1 --- O KCA B. Wilson H. Score 2% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCA P. Suder H. Score 1% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- CLE R. Kiner A. Kellner 4% 59% Single to LF
b2 0-0 0 1-- RR CLE D. Pope A. Kellner 16% 75% Home Run; Kiner Scores
b2 2-0 0 --- O CLE H. Majeski A. Kellner -2% 73% Flyball: 3B
b2 2-0 1 --- CLE G. Strickland A. Kellner 2% 75% Single to LF
b2 2-0 1 1-- CLE H. Foiles A. Kellner 2% 77% Single to 3B; Strickland to 2B
b2 2-0 1 12- O CLE H. Score A. Kellner -2% 75% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Foiles to 2B; Strickland to 3B
b2 2-0 2 -23 O CLE A. Smith A. Kellner -4% 71% Foul Flyball: 1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Herb Score facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- O KCA J. Astroth H. Score 3% 74% Flyball: RF
t3 0-2 1 --- KCA D. Kryhoski H. Score -3% 71% Walk
t3 0-2 1 1-- KCA A. Kellner H. Score -4% 67% Single to 3B; Kryhoski to 2B
t3 0-2 1 12- O KCA J. DeMaestri H. Score 5% 72% Flyball: CF
t3 0-2 2 12- O KCA B. Renna H. Score 5% 76% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 2-3-4
b3 2-0 0 --- O CLE B. Avila A. Kellner -2% 75% Flyball: CF
b3 2-0 1 --- O CLE V. Wertz A. Kellner -1% 74% Strikeout
b3 2-0 2 --- CLE R. Kiner A. Kellner 1% 75% Single to CF
b3 2-0 2 1-- O CLE D. Pope A. Kellner -2% 73% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Herb Score facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- O KCA J. Finigan H. Score 3% 76% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 0-2 1 --- O KCA G. Zernial H. Score 2% 77% Strikeout
t4 0-2 2 --- O KCA B. Wilson H. Score 1% 79% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 6-7-8
b4 2-0 0 --- R CLE H. Majeski A. Kellner 7% 86% Home Run
b4 3-0 0 --- O CLE G. Strickland A. Kellner -1% 85% Flyball: CF
b4 3-0 1 --- O CLE H. Foiles A. Kellner -1% 84% Flyball: 3B
b4 3-0 2 --- O CLE H. Score A. Kellner -1% 84% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 3.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Herb Score facing 6-7-8
t5 0-3 0 --- O KCA P. Suder H. Score 2% 86% Strikeout
t5 0-3 1 --- O KCA J. Astroth H. Score 2% 87% Strikeout
t5 0-3 2 --- KCA D. Kryhoski H. Score -1% 86% Walk
t5 0-3 2 1-- O KCA A. Kellner H. Score 2% 88% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 1-2-3
b5 3-0 0 --- CLE A. Smith A. Kellner 3% 91% Double to LF
b5 3-0 0 -2- O CLE B. Avila A. Kellner -2% 89% Flyball: SS
b5 3-0 1 -2- O CLE V. Wertz A. Kellner -1% 88% Flyball: CF; Smith to 3B
b5 3-0 2 --3 R CLE R. Kiner A. Kellner 4% 92% Wild Pitch; Smith Scores
b5 4-0 2 --- O CLE R. Kiner A. Kellner -0% 92% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 4.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Indians' Herb Score facing 1-2-3
t6 0-4 0 --- KCA J. DeMaestri H. Score -3% 89% Walk
t6 0-4 0 1-- OO KCA B. Renna H. Score 6% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
t6 0-4 2 --- O KCA J. Finigan H. Score 1% 95% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-0, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 5-6-7
b6 4-0 0 --- O CLE D. Pope A. Kellner -0% 95% Strikeout
b6 4-0 1 --- CLE H. Majeski A. Kellner 0% 95% Walk
Sam Dente pinch runs for Hank Majeski (3B) batting 6th
b6 4-0 1 1-- O CLE G. Strickland A. Kellner -1% 95% Flyball: 3B
b6 4-0 2 1-- CLE H. Foiles A. Kellner 0% 95% Intentional Walk; Dente to 2B
b6 4-0 2 12- O CLE H. Score A. Kellner -1% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 4.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Indians' Herb Score facing 4-5-6
Sam Dente moves from PR to 3B
t7 0-4 0 --- KCA G. Zernial H. Score -3% 91% Walk
t7 0-4 0 1-- KCA B. Wilson H. Score -5% 86% Single to LF; Zernial to 2B
t7 0-4 0 12- O KCA P. Suder H. Score 5% 91% Flyball: SS
t7 0-4 1 12- R KCA J. Astroth H. Score -8% 83% Single to RF; Wilson to 3B; Zernial Scores
Jim Robertson pinch hits for Dick Kryhoski (1B) batting 8th
t7 1-4 1 1-3 OO KCA J. Robertson H. Score 12% 94% Double Play: Strikeout, Astroth Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, Athletics' Alex Kellner facing 1-2-3
Don Bollweg replaces Jim Robertson (PH) playing 1B batting 8th
b7 4-1 0 --- O CLE A. Smith A. Kellner -1% 94% Flyball: RF
b7 4-1 1 --- O CLE B. Avila A. Kellner -0% 93% Flyball: SS
b7 4-1 2 --- O CLE V. Wertz A. Kellner -0% 93% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 4.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Herb Score facing 9-1-2
Joe Altobelli replaces Vic Wertz playing 1B batting 3rd
Spook Jacobs pinch hits for Alex Kellner (P) batting 9th
t8 1-4 0 --- KCA S. Jacobs H. Score -4% 89% Walk
t8 1-4 0 1-- O KCA J. DeMaestri H. Score 4% 92% Flyball: 2B
t8 1-4 1 1-- KCA B. Renna H. Score -5% 88% Walk; Jacobs to 2B
t8 1-4 1 12- O KCA J. Finigan H. Score 5% 93% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t8 1-4 2 12- O KCA G. Zernial H. Score 4% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 4-5-6
Art Ditmar replaces Spook Jacobs (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-1 0 --- O CLE R. Kiner A. Ditmar -0% 97% Strikeout
b8 4-1 1 --- O CLE D. Pope A. Ditmar -0% 97% Flyball: RF
b8 4-1 2 --- CLE S. Dente A. Ditmar 0% 97% Walk
b8 4-1 2 1-- O CLE G. Strickland A. Ditmar -0% 97% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 4.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Herb Score facing 5-6-7
t9 1-4 0 --- O KCA B. Wilson H. Score 2% 99% Strikeout
t9 1-4 1 --- O KCA P. Suder H. Score 1% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 1-4 2 --- O KCA J. Astroth H. Score 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 4.

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