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Scores
Standings
WSH
@BAL
5
6
 
(10)
DET
@CLE
3
1
CHW
@KCA
4
6
BOS
@NYY
0
2
CIN
@CHC
1
4
NYG
@PHI
2
5
BRO
@PIT
2
3
MLN
@STL
10
3
Monday, May 28, 1956,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 9,546, Time of Game: 2:13
Tigers
3
16-21
 Won 1 
6th, 9½ GB
at Indians
1
20-15
 Lost 1 
2nd, 4½ GB
W: Steve Gromek (3-3)
L: Herb Score (5-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   2  0  1   0  0  0    3  8  0
Indians         1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  6  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Harvey Kuenn SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .340 .409 .473 .883 -0.032 0.88 0.035 -0.067 -0.3 2 1
Jack Phillips 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .229 .302 .333 .635 -0.092 0.89 0.000 -0.092 -1.0 5 0
Al Kaline RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .278 .342 .438 .779 0.058 0.79 0.081 -0.023 0.5 2 0
Bill Tuttle CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .273 .331 .448 .779 -0.140 1.10 0.014 -0.155 -1.3 1 0 SB,GDP
Ray Boone 3B 4 2 3 1 0 0 4 .258 .350 .468 .817 0.189 0.99 0.211 -0.022 1.4 1 1 HR
Bob Kennedy LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .190 .306 .333 .639 0.116 1.22 0.175 -0.059 0.7 9 0 2B
Jim Brideweser 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .125 .276 .188 .463 -0.060 0.91 0.012 -0.071 -0.7 2 2 GDP
Red Wilson C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .235 .289 .412 .701 0.026 1.19 0.048 -0.021 -0.1 5 1
Steve Gromek P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .182 .308 .182 .490 -0.104 1.33 0.000 -0.104 -1.1 0 1
Team Totals 33 3 8 3 2 8 35 .242 .286 .364 .649 -0.039 1.03 0.576 -0.614 -1.8 27 6
2B: B Kennedy (3, off H Score).
HR: R Boone (7, off H Score, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: R Boone 6; B Kennedy 2; R Wilson; B Tuttle; A Kaline; H Kuenn.
GIDP: B Tuttle (6); J Brideweser (1).
RBI: R Boone (13); R Wilson (6); B Kennedy (4).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Wilson-H Kuenn.
Baserunning
SB: B Tuttle (1, 2nd base off R Narleski/H Naragon).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Busby CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .227 .301 .355 .656 0.003 1.02 0.087 -0.084 0.3 1 0 3B
Bobby Avila 2B 4 0 3 1 0 1 4 .269 .338 .372 .710 0.054 1.21 0.120 -0.067 0.7 3 2 CS
Al Smith RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .394 .481 .875 -0.044 1.32 0.045 -0.089 -0.1 1 0
Vic Wertz 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .300 .414 .500 .914 -0.171 1.59 0.000 -0.171 -1.5 6 1
Preston Ward LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .298 .379 .439 .817 -0.141 1.41 0.000 -0.141 -1.2 3 0
Rudy Regalado 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .237 .326 .263 .589 -0.007 0.99 0.068 -0.075 -0.3 1 1 2B
George Strickland SS 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .200 .273 .200 .473 -0.035 0.67 0.000 -0.035 -0.4 3 4
   Hal Naragon PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .185 .267 .333 .600 -0.061 2.14 0.000 -0.061 -0.4 2 0
Jim Hegan C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250 .349 .292 .641 -0.050 0.96 0.000 -0.050 -0.4 6 0
   Dale Mitchell PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .167 .444 .167 .611 0.024 1.78 0.024 0.000 0.1
   Chico Carrasquel SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .256 .239 .495 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Herb Score P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .231 .091 .322 -0.035 0.68 0.000 -0.035 -0.3 0 1
   Sam Mele PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .357 .400 .500 .900 -0.076 2.90 0.000 -0.076 -0.5
   Ray Narleski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 1 6 1 1 5 33 .188 .212 .281 .493 -0.539 1.24 0.344 -0.884 -3.8 27 9
2B: R Regalado (1, off S Gromek).
3B: J Busby (1, off S Gromek).
TB: J Busby 3; B Avila 3; R Regalado 2; A Smith.
RBI: B Avila (20).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Strickland-B Avila-V Wertz; V Wertz-G Strickland-V Wertz.
Baserunning
CS: B Avila (1, 2nd base by S Gromek/R Wilson).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Gromek, W (3-3) 9 6 1 1 1 5 0 3.66 33 75 0.538 1.24 3.8
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 1 5 0 1.00 33 75 0.538 1.24 3.8

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Herb Score, L (5-4) 7 7 3 3 2 6 1 3.09 28 55 -0.013 1.21 0.7
Ray Narleski 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.96 7 0 0 0.051 0.40 1.1
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 2 8 1 3.00 35 55 0 0 0.038 1.03 1.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Hank Soar, 1B - Nestor Chylak, 2B - Joe Paparella, 3B - Eddie Hurley.
Time of Game: 2:13.
Attendance: 9,546.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Cleveland Indians
1 Harvey Kuenn SS 1 Jim Busby CF
2 Jack Phillips 1B 2 Bobby Avila 2B
3 Al Kaline RF 3 Al Smith RF
4 Bill Tuttle CF 4 Vic Wertz 1B
5 Ray Boone 3B 5 Preston Ward LF
6 Bob Kennedy LF 6 Rudy Regalado 3B
7 Jim Brideweser 2B 7 George Strickland SS
8 Red Wilson C 8 Jim Hegan C
9 Steve Gromek P 9 Herb Score P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-1 1 12- R DET B. Kennedy H. Score 17% 60% Double to LF; Boone to 3B; Kaline Scores
t6 2-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R DET R. Boone H. Score 13% 76% Home Run
b1 0-0 0 --- CLE J. Busby S. Gromek -9% 36% Triple to CF
t1 0-0 1 12- OO DET B. Tuttle H. Score -9% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b6 1-3 1 1-- OO CLE V. Wertz S. Gromek 8% 81% Double Play: Strikeout, Avila Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Herb Score facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- DET H. Kuenn H. Score 3% 53% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O DET J. Phillips H. Score -3% 50% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 1-- DET A. Kaline H. Score 3% 54% Walk; Kuenn to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- OO DET B. Tuttle H. Score -9% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CLE J. Busby S. Gromek -9% 36% Triple to CF
b1 0-0 0 --3 R CLE B. Avila S. Gromek -4% 33% Single to RF; Busby Scores
b1 1-0 0 1-- CLE A. Smith S. Gromek -5% 28% Single to LF; Avila to 2B
b1 1-0 0 12- O CLE V. Wertz S. Gromek 4% 32% Flyball: LF
b1 1-0 1 12- O CLE P. Ward S. Gromek 4% 36% Popfly: 2B
b1 1-0 2 12- O CLE R. Regalado S. Gromek 4% 40% Flyball: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Herb Score facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- DET R. Boone H. Score 4% 44% Single to CF
t2 0-1 0 1-- O DET B. Kennedy H. Score -4% 40% Foul Flyball: 3B
t2 0-1 1 1-- OO DET J. Brideweser H. Score -6% 35% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- O CLE G. Strickland S. Gromek 2% 37% Strikeout
b2 1-0 1 --- O CLE J. Hegan S. Gromek 1% 38% Flyball: LF
b2 1-0 2 --- O CLE H. Score S. Gromek 1% 39% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Herb Score facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- DET R. Wilson H. Score 4% 43% Single to CF
t3 0-1 0 1-- O DET S. Gromek H. Score -4% 39% Strikeout
t3 0-1 1 1-- O DET H. Kuenn H. Score -3% 36% Flyball: CF
t3 0-1 2 1-- O DET J. Phillips H. Score -3% 33% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- O CLE J. Busby S. Gromek 2% 35% Flyball: LF
b3 1-0 1 --- CLE B. Avila S. Gromek -2% 33% Single to LF
b3 1-0 1 1-- O CLE A. Smith S. Gromek 2% 35% Groundout: SS-1B; Avila to 2B
b3 1-0 2 -2- O CLE V. Wertz S. Gromek 3% 38% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Herb Score facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- DET A. Kaline H. Score 5% 43% Single to RF
t4 0-1 0 1-- O DET B. Tuttle H. Score -4% 38% Popfly: SS
t4 0-1 1 1-- DET R. Boone H. Score 5% 43% Single to LF; Kaline to 2B
t4 0-1 1 12- R DET B. Kennedy H. Score 17% 60% Double to LF; Boone to 3B; Kaline Scores
t4 1-1 1 -23 DET J. Brideweser H. Score 1% 61% Walk
t4 1-1 1 123 RO DET R. Wilson H. Score 1% 62% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Kennedy to 3B; Boone Scores
t4 2-1 2 1-3 O DET S. Gromek H. Score -5% 57% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 5-6-7
b4 1-2 0 --- O CLE P. Ward S. Gromek 3% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-2 1 --- O CLE R. Regalado S. Gromek 2% 62% Groundout: P-1B
b4 1-2 2 --- O CLE G. Strickland S. Gromek 1% 64% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Indians 1.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Herb Score facing 1-2-3
t5 2-1 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn H. Score -2% 61% Groundout: P-1B
t5 2-1 1 --- O DET J. Phillips H. Score -2% 59% Strikeout
t5 2-1 2 --- O DET A. Kaline H. Score -1% 58% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 8-9-1
b5 1-2 0 --- O CLE J. Hegan S. Gromek 3% 61% Strikeout
b5 1-2 1 --- O CLE H. Score S. Gromek 2% 64% Popfly: 2B
b5 1-2 2 --- O CLE J. Busby S. Gromek 2% 66% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Indians 1.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Herb Score facing 4-5-6
t6 2-1 0 --- O DET B. Tuttle H. Score -3% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R DET R. Boone H. Score 13% 76% Home Run
t6 3-1 1 --- O DET B. Kennedy H. Score -1% 74% Flyball: LF
t6 3-1 2 --- O DET J. Brideweser H. Score -1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 2-3-4
b6 1-3 0 --- CLE B. Avila S. Gromek -6% 68% Single to LF
b6 1-3 0 1-- O CLE A. Smith S. Gromek 5% 73% Flyball: LF
b6 1-3 1 1-- OO CLE V. Wertz S. Gromek 8% 81% Double Play: Strikeout, Avila Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 1.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Indians' Herb Score facing 8-9-1
t7 3-1 0 --- O DET R. Wilson H. Score -2% 79% Flyball: RF
t7 3-1 1 --- O DET S. Gromek H. Score -1% 78% Strikeout Looking
t7 3-1 2 --- O DET H. Kuenn H. Score -1% 77% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 5-6-7
b7 1-3 0 --- O CLE P. Ward S. Gromek 4% 81% Flyball: CF
b7 1-3 1 --- CLE R. Regalado S. Gromek -7% 75% Double to LF
Hal Naragon pinch hits for George Strickland (SS) batting 7th
b7 1-3 1 -2- O CLE H. Naragon S. Gromek 6% 81% Lineout: LF
Dale Mitchell pinch hits for Jim Hegan (C) batting 8th
b7 1-3 2 -2- CLE D. Mitchell S. Gromek -2% 78% Walk
Sam Mele pinch hits for Herb Score (P) batting 9th
b7 1-3 2 12- O CLE S. Mele S. Gromek 8% 86% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 1.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Indians' Ray Narleski facing 2-3-4
Ray Narleski replaces Sam Mele (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Hal Naragon moves from PH to C
Chico Carrasquel replaces Dale Mitchell (PH) playing SS batting 8th
t8 3-1 0 --- O DET J. Phillips R. Narleski -1% 84% Strikeout
t8 3-1 1 --- O DET A. Kaline R. Narleski -1% 83% Foul Flyball: 1B
t8 3-1 2 --- DET B. Tuttle R. Narleski 1% 84% Single to LF
t8 3-1 2 1-- DET R. Boone R. Narleski 1% 85% Tuttle Steals 2B
t8 3-1 2 -2- O DET R. Boone R. Narleski -2% 83% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 1-2-3
b8 1-3 0 --- O CLE J. Busby S. Gromek 5% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 1-3 1 --- O CLE B. Avila S. Gromek 3% 90% Strikeout Looking
b8 1-3 2 --- O CLE A. Smith S. Gromek 2% 92% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 1.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Indians' Ray Narleski facing 6-7-8
t9 3-1 0 --- O DET B. Kennedy R. Narleski -1% 91% Popfly: SS
t9 3-1 1 --- O DET J. Brideweser R. Narleski -1% 91% Strikeout Looking
t9 3-1 2 --- O DET R. Wilson R. Narleski -0% 90% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Steve Gromek facing 4-5-6
b9 1-3 0 --- O CLE V. Wertz S. Gromek 5% 95% Flyball: LF
b9 1-3 1 --- O CLE P. Ward S. Gromek 3% 98% Popfly: SS
b9 1-3 2 --- O CLE R. Regalado S. Gromek 2% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 1.

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