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Scores
Standings
NYY
@CHW
2
14
NYY
@CHW
3
6
WSH
@CLE
2
7
 
(6)
BAL
@DET
3
2
BAL
@DET
3
2
BOS
@KCA
2
5
CIN
@BRO
10
6
CIN
@BRO
2
1
MLN
@NYG
6
2
MLN
@NYG
7
1
STL
@PHI
8
4
STL
@PHI
2
3
CHC
@PIT
5
3
CHC
@PIT
0
1
 
(6)
Sunday, June 24, 1956,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 13,072, Time of Game: 1:53
Senators
2
26-42
 Lost 4 
8th, 16 GB
at Indians
7
34-27
 Won 6 
3rd, 4½ GB
W: Bob Lemon (9-4)
L: Bob Wiesler (2-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Senators        0  0  0   0  0  2    2  4  1
Indians         1  0  2   2  2  X    7 10  0

Washington Senators

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Yost 3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 .247 .788 -0.031 0.59 0.010 -0.041 0.2 0 1 2B
Whitey Herzog CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .743 -0.037 0.47 0.000 -0.037 -0.7 1 0
Pete Runnels 2B 3 1 1 2 0 0 .303 .794 -0.013 0.50 0.021 -0.034 1.2 4 2 HR
Roy Sievers 1B 2 0 1 0 1 0 .262 .926 0.018 0.61 0.043 -0.025 0.4 3 1 2B
Clint Courtney C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .791 -0.055 0.81 0.000 -0.055 -0.8 2 1
Jim Lemon RF 2 0 0 0 1 2 .302 .873 -0.027 0.60 0.013 -0.040 -0.5 1 0
Ernie Oravetz LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 .246 .666 0.015 0.67 0.028 -0.013 0.0 2 0
Jose Valdivielso SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 .123 .387 -0.053 1.87 0.000 -0.053 -0.5 0 2
   Herb Plews PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .392 -0.008 0.31 0.000 -0.008 -0.2 0 0
Bob Wiesler P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .071 .214 -0.027 1.03 0.000 -0.027 -0.2 1 1
   Lou Berberet PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .266 .766 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
   Hal Griggs P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .154 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 22 2 4 2 2 4 .182 .659 -0.222 0.64 0.115 -0.337 -1.2 15 8
2B: E Yost (13, off B Lemon); R Sievers (10, off B Lemon).
HR: P Runnels (3, off B Lemon; 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: P Runnels 4; R Sievers 2; E Yost 2; E Oravetz.
RBI: P Runnels 2 (34).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
E: J Lemon (6).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Avila 2B 2 2 1 1 1 1 .228 .635 0.076 0.77 0.098 -0.023 1.4 0 0 HR,SB
Gene Woodling LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 .299 .899 -0.034 0.53 0.002 -0.036 -0.5 3 0 CS,SH
Al Smith RF 3 3 3 1 0 0 .279 .878 0.107 0.61 0.107 0.000 1.8 1 0 2B
Al Rosen 3B 2 1 1 3 1 0 .291 .862 0.056 0.64 0.056 0.000 1.7 1 0 HR
Vic Wertz 1B 3 0 2 1 0 0 .311 .993 0.102 0.62 0.103 -0.001 0.9 4 0
Jim Busby CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .623 -0.050 0.63 0.000 -0.050 -0.9 1 0
Chico Carrasquel SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 .244 .647 -0.031 0.41 0.001 -0.032 -0.4 1 1
Earl Averill C 3 1 1 1 0 1 .208 .708 0.040 0.32 0.056 -0.016 0.6 6 0 HR
Bob Lemon P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .574 -0.016 0.30 0.000 -0.016 -0.3 1 2
Team Totals 23 7 10 7 2 2 .435 1.350 0.250 0.55 0.423 -0.174 4.3 18 3
2B: A Smith (12, off H Griggs).
HR: A Rosen (8, off H Griggs; 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to CF); E Averill (3, off B Wiesler; 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); B Avila (5, off B Wiesler; 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: G Woodling (3, off B Wiesler).
TB: E Averill 4; B Avila 4; A Rosen 4; A Smith 4; V Wertz 2; G Woodling; C Carrasquel.
RBI: A Rosen 3 (36); V Wertz (52); A Smith (35); E Averill (9); B Avila (29).
2-out RBI: B Avila; V Wertz.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 5.
Baserunning
SB: B Avila (4, 3rd base off B Wiesler/C Courtney).
CS: G Woodling (5, 2nd base by B Wiesler/C Courtney).

Washington Senators

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Wiesler, L (2-4) 4 7 5 5 2 1 2 7.57 20 27 -0.225 0.69 -2.9
Hal Griggs 1 3 2 2 0 1 1 5.36 6 0 0 -0.026 0.07 -1.5
Team Totals 5 10 7 7 2 2 3 12.60 26 27 0 0 -0.251 0.55 -4.3

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Lemon, W (9-4) 6 4 2 2 2 4 1 3.40 24 58 0.222 0.64 1.2
Team Totals 6 4 2 2 2 4 1 3.00 24 58 0.222 0.64 1.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Hank Soar, 1B - Joe Paparella, 2B - Eddie Hurley, 3B - Nestor Chylak.
Time of Game: 1:53.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Overcast, Rain.

Starting Lineups

Washington Senators         Cleveland Indians
1 Eddie Yost 3B 1 Bobby Avila 2B
2 Whitey Herzog CF 2 Gene Woodling LF
3 Pete Runnels 2B 3 Al Smith RF
4 Roy Sievers 1B 4 Al Rosen 3B
5 Clint Courtney C 5 Vic Wertz 1B
6 Jim Lemon RF 6 Jim Busby CF
7 Ernie Oravetz LF 7 Chico Carrasquel SS
8 Jose Valdivielso SS 8 Earl Averill C
9 Bob Wiesler P 9 Bob Lemon P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 12- R CLE V. Wertz B. Wiesler 10% 64% Single to 1B; Smith Scores; Rosen to 2B
b3 1-0 1 --3 R CLE A. Smith B. Wiesler 9% 80% Single to RF; Avila Scores; Smith to 3B/Adv on E9
b4 3-0 1 --- R CLE E. Averill B. Wiesler 6% 90% Home Run
t2 0-1 2 1-3 O WSH J. Valdivielso B. Lemon 5% 65% Groundout: P-1B
b4 4-0 2 --- R CLE B. Avila B. Wiesler 4% 94% Home Run

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O WSH E. Yost B. Lemon 2% 52% Foul Flyball: C
t1 0-0 1 --- O WSH W. Herzog B. Lemon 2% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 2 --- O WSH P. Runnels B. Lemon 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Bob Wiesler facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE B. Avila B. Wiesler -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- O CLE G. Woodling B. Wiesler -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- CLE A. Smith B. Wiesler 1% 52% Single to LF
b1 0-0 2 1-- CLE A. Rosen B. Wiesler 2% 54% Walk; Smith to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- R CLE V. Wertz B. Wiesler 10% 64% Single to 1B; Smith Scores; Rosen to 2B
b1 1-0 2 12- O CLE J. Busby B. Wiesler -4% 60% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 2nd, Senators Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O WSH R. Sievers B. Lemon 2% 63% Flyball: RF
t2 0-1 1 --- O WSH C. Courtney B. Lemon 2% 64% Foul Flyball: 3B
t2 0-1 2 --- WSH J. Lemon B. Lemon -1% 63% Walk
t2 0-1 2 1-- WSH E. Oravetz B. Lemon -3% 60% Single to RF; Lemon to 3B
t2 0-1 2 1-3 O WSH J. Valdivielso B. Lemon 5% 65% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Senators' Bob Wiesler facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel B. Wiesler -2% 63% Flyball: RF
b2 1-0 1 --- O CLE E. Averill B. Wiesler -1% 62% Flyball: LF
b2 1-0 2 --- O CLE B. Lemon B. Wiesler -1% 61% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 3rd, Senators Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- O WSH B. Wiesler B. Lemon 3% 64% Flyball: LF
t3 0-1 1 --- O WSH E. Yost B. Lemon 2% 66% Foul Flyball: C
t3 0-1 2 --- O WSH W. Herzog B. Lemon 1% 67% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Senators' Bob Wiesler facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- CLE B. Avila B. Wiesler 3% 70% Walk
b3 1-0 0 1-- O CLE G. Woodling B. Wiesler -2% 68% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Avila to 2B
b3 1-0 1 -2- CLE A. Smith B. Wiesler 3% 71% Avila Steals 3B
b3 1-0 1 --3 R CLE A. Smith B. Wiesler 9% 80% Single to RF; Avila Scores; Smith to 3B/Adv on E9
b3 2-0 1 --3 RO CLE A. Rosen B. Wiesler 2% 82% Groundout: SS-1B; Smith Scores
b3 3-0 2 --- CLE V. Wertz B. Wiesler 1% 82% Single to CF
b3 3-0 2 1-- O CLE J. Busby B. Wiesler -1% 81% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 3.
Top of the 4th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 3-4-5
t4 0-3 0 --- O WSH P. Runnels B. Lemon 2% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-3 1 --- WSH R. Sievers B. Lemon -3% 81% Walk
t4 0-3 1 1-- O WSH C. Courtney B. Lemon 2% 83% Groundout: P-1B; Sievers to 2B
t4 0-3 2 -2- O WSH J. Lemon B. Lemon 3% 86% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Senators' Bob Wiesler facing 7-8-9
b4 3-0 0 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel B. Wiesler -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 3-0 1 --- R CLE E. Averill B. Wiesler 6% 90% Home Run
b4 4-0 1 --- O CLE B. Lemon B. Wiesler -1% 90% Lineout: P
b4 4-0 2 --- R CLE B. Avila B. Wiesler 4% 94% Home Run
b4 5-0 2 --- CLE G. Woodling B. Wiesler 0% 94% Single to CF
b4 5-0 2 1-- O CLE A. Smith B. Wiesler -0% 93% Woodling Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 5.
Top of the 5th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-5, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 7-8-9
t5 0-5 0 --- O WSH E. Oravetz B. Lemon 1% 95% Lineout: P
Herb Plews pinch hits for Jose Valdivielso (SS) batting 8th
t5 0-5 1 --- O WSH H. Plews B. Lemon 1% 95% Strikeout Looking
Lou Berberet pinch hits for Bob Wiesler (P) batting 9th
t5 0-5 2 --- O WSH L. Berberet B. Lemon 0% 96% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-0, Senators' Hal Griggs facing 3-4-5
Hal Griggs replaces Lou Berberet (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Herb Plews moves from PH to SS
b5 5-0 0 --- CLE A. Smith H. Griggs 1% 97% Double to RF
b5 5-0 0 -2- RR CLE A. Rosen H. Griggs 2% 99% Home Run; Smith Scores
b5 7-0 0 --- O CLE V. Wertz H. Griggs -0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
b5 7-0 1 --- O CLE J. Busby H. Griggs -0% 98% Flyball: CF
b5 7-0 2 --- CLE C. Carrasquel H. Griggs 0% 99% Single to LF
b5 7-0 2 1-- O CLE E. Averill H. Griggs -0% 98% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 7.
Top of the 6th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-7, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 1-2-3
t6 0-7 0 --- WSH E. Yost B. Lemon -1% 97% Double to LF
t6 0-7 0 -2- O WSH W. Herzog B. Lemon 1% 98% Popfly: SS
t6 0-7 1 -2- RR WSH P. Runnels B. Lemon -2% 96% Home Run; Yost Scores
t6 2-7 1 --- WSH R. Sievers B. Lemon -2% 94% Double to LF
t6 2-7 1 -2- O WSH C. Courtney B. Lemon 2% 96% Flyball: LF
t6 2-7 2 -2- O WSH J. Lemon B. Lemon 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 2, Indians 7.

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