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Standings
BAL
@CHW
5
4
 
(10)
BAL
@CHW
7
2
BOS
@CLE
2
1
 
(7)
NYY
@DET
5
8
WSH
@KCA
10
4
STL
@BRO
0
7
STL
@BRO
3
5
MLN
@PIT
5
1
MLN
@PIT
5
0
 
(5)
Sunday, August 5, 1956,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 28,924, Time of Game: 2:05
Red Sox
2
58-44
 Won 5 
3rd, 8½ GB
at Indians
1
59-42
 Lost 3 
2nd, 7 GB
W: Dave Sisler (5-5)
L: Bob Lemon (14-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  1  1   0    2  5  0
Indians         1  0  0   0  0  0   0    1  4  1

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Goodman 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .311 .369 .429 .797 0.035 0.87 0.035 0.000 0.4
   Billy Consolo PR-2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .091 .000 .091 -0.064 1.23 0.000 -0.064 -0.5 2 2
Billy Klaus 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .269 .379 .369 .748 -0.119 1.07 0.000 -0.119 -1.2 0 4 GDP
Ted Williams LF 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .350 .487 .582 1.069 0.177 0.53 0.187 -0.011 1.0 1 0 HR
   Gene Stephens LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .341 .235 .577 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Mickey Vernon 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .344 .428 .574 1.003 -0.040 0.83 0.014 -0.054 -0.4 7 1
Jackie Jensen RF 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .319 .402 .492 .894 0.139 0.96 0.157 -0.017 1.0 2 0 HR
Jim Piersall CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .290 .368 .436 .804 -0.091 1.16 0.000 -0.091 -0.8 1 0
Sammy White C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .269 .329 .375 .704 -0.006 0.97 0.042 -0.048 -0.0 4 1
Don Buddin SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .245 .366 .344 .710 -0.090 1.01 0.017 -0.107 -0.9 2 2 GDP
Dave Sisler P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .105 .227 .105 .333 -0.058 0.70 0.000 -0.058 -0.5 1 2
Team Totals 25 2 5 2 2 0 27 .200 .259 .440 .699 -0.117 0.93 0.452 -0.569 -1.7 21 12
HR: J Jensen (14, off B Lemon, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF); T Williams (12, off B Lemon, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: J Jensen 5; T Williams 4; B Goodman; M Vernon.
GIDP: D Buddin (12); B Klaus (3).
RBI: T Williams (49); J Jensen (68).
2-out RBI: T Williams.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Buddin-B Consolo-M Vernon; S White-D Buddin.

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Avila 2B 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .228 .341 .324 .665 -0.041 1.20 0.034 -0.075 -0.4 3 5
Jim Busby CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .246 .309 .374 .684 -0.076 1.03 0.000 -0.076 -0.8 1 0
Al Smith LF 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .291 .393 .474 .868 0.102 0.78 0.133 -0.031 1.1 1 0 3B
Vic Wertz 1B 2 0 1 0 1 1 3 .282 .381 .519 .901 0.024 1.04 0.074 -0.050 -0.1 12 0
Al Rosen 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .293 .391 .483 .874 -0.140 1.47 0.024 -0.164 -0.9 1 3 GDP
Rocky Colavito RF 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .255 .374 .496 .871 -0.036 1.06 0.031 -0.066 -0.2 2 0
Jim Hegan C 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .234 .335 .370 .705 0.003 1.04 0.033 -0.029 0.0 0 0
   Gene Woodling PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280 .408 .422 .830 -0.050 1.91 0.000 -0.050 -0.2
Chico Carrasquel SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .246 .319 .326 .645 -0.107 1.23 0.000 -0.107 -1.0 1 1 CS,SH
Bob Lemon P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .215 .282 .400 .682 -0.013 1.08 0.014 -0.027 -0.1 0 2
   Cal McLish P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .500 .250 .750 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Hal Naragon PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .291 .361 .419 .779 -0.025 0.95 0.000 -0.025 -0.1
Team Totals 22 1 4 1 4 4 27 .182 .308 .273 .580 -0.359 1.14 0.343 -0.700 -2.7 21 12
3B: A Smith (4, off D Sisler).
SH: C Carrasquel (8, off D Sisler).
TB: A Smith 3; A Rosen; B Lemon; V Wertz.
GIDP: A Rosen (11).
RBI: A Smith (55).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Carrasquel-B Avila-V Wertz; A Rosen-B Avila-V Wertz.
E: B Avila (11).
Baserunning
CS: C Carrasquel (3, 2nd base by D Sisler/S White).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Sisler, W (5-5) 7 4 1 1 4 4 0 4.42 27 65 0.358 1.14 2.7
Team Totals 7 4 1 1 4 4 0 1.29 27 65 0.358 1.14 2.7

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Lemon, L (14-9) 6 5 2 2 2 0 2 3.47 24 52 0.059 0.95 1.2
Cal McLish 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.67 3 0 0 0.059 0.76 0.5
Team Totals 7 5 2 2 2 0 2 2.57 27 52 0 0 0.118 0.93 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Johnny Stevens, 1B - Frank Tabacchi, 2B - Ed Runge, 3B - Eddie Rommel.
Time of Game: 2:05.
Attendance: 28,924.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Cleveland Indians
1 Billy Goodman 2B 1 Bobby Avila 2B
2 Billy Klaus 3B 2 Jim Busby CF
3 Ted Williams LF 3 Al Smith LF
4 Mickey Vernon 1B 4 Vic Wertz 1B
5 Jackie Jensen RF 5 Al Rosen 3B
6 Jim Piersall CF 6 Rocky Colavito RF
7 Sammy White C 7 Jim Hegan C
8 Don Buddin SS 8 Chico Carrasquel SS
9 Dave Sisler P 9 Bob Lemon P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-1 2 --- R BOS T. Williams B. Lemon 17% 61% Home Run
t5 0-1 0 --- R BOS J. Jensen B. Lemon 14% 50% Home Run
b1 0-0 1 1-- R CLE A. Smith D. Sisler -13% 32% Triple to LF; Avila Scores
b6 1-2 0 1-- OO CLE A. Rosen D. Sisler 13% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t3 0-1 0 1-- OO BOS D. Buddin B. Lemon -9% 34% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BOS B. Goodman B. Lemon 3% 53% Single to CF
Billy Consolo pinch runs for Billy Goodman (2B) batting 1st
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO BOS B. Klaus B. Lemon -7% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O BOS T. Williams B. Lemon -1% 45% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Dave Sisler facing 1-2-3
Billy Consolo moves from PR to 2B
b1 0-0 0 --- CLE B. Avila D. Sisler -3% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- O CLE J. Busby D. Sisler 3% 45% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 1-- R CLE A. Smith D. Sisler -13% 32% Triple to LF; Avila Scores
b1 1-0 1 --3 O CLE V. Wertz D. Sisler 5% 37% Strikeout
b1 1-0 2 --3 O CLE A. Rosen D. Sisler 3% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O BOS M. Vernon B. Lemon -2% 37% Flyball: RF
t2 0-1 1 --- O BOS J. Jensen B. Lemon -2% 36% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 2 --- O BOS J. Piersall B. Lemon -1% 35% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Dave Sisler facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- CLE R. Colavito D. Sisler -3% 31% Walk
b2 1-0 0 1-- O CLE J. Hegan D. Sisler 3% 34% Flyball: RF
b2 1-0 1 1-- O CLE C. Carrasquel D. Sisler 2% 36% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Colavito to 2B
b2 1-0 2 -2- CLE B. Lemon D. Sisler -1% 35% Single to 2B; Colavito to 3B
b2 1-0 2 1-3 O CLE B. Avila D. Sisler 4% 39% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- BOS S. White B. Lemon 4% 43% Walk
t3 0-1 0 1-- OO BOS D. Buddin B. Lemon -9% 34% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- O BOS D. Sisler B. Lemon -1% 33% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Dave Sisler facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- O CLE J. Busby D. Sisler 2% 35% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- O CLE A. Smith D. Sisler 2% 37% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 --- CLE V. Wertz D. Sisler -1% 36% Walk
b3 1-0 2 1-- CLE A. Rosen D. Sisler -2% 33% Single to LF; Wertz to 3B
b3 1-0 2 1-3 O CLE R. Colavito D. Sisler 5% 38% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 1-2-3
t4 0-1 0 --- O BOS B. Consolo B. Lemon -3% 35% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- O BOS B. Klaus B. Lemon -2% 33% Flyball: LF
t4 0-1 2 --- BOS T. Williams B. Lemon 2% 35% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t4 0-1 2 1-- O BOS M. Vernon B. Lemon -3% 32% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Dave Sisler facing 7-8-9
b4 1-0 0 --- CLE J. Hegan D. Sisler -3% 28% Walk
b4 1-0 0 1-- O CLE C. Carrasquel D. Sisler 3% 31% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b4 1-0 1 1-- OO CLE B. Lemon D. Sisler 5% 36% Double Play: Strikeout, Carrasquel Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 5-6-7
t5 0-1 0 --- R BOS J. Jensen B. Lemon 14% 50% Home Run
t5 1-1 0 --- O BOS J. Piersall B. Lemon -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-1 1 --- O BOS S. White B. Lemon -2% 45% Groundout: P-1B
t5 1-1 2 --- BOS D. Buddin B. Lemon 2% 46% Walk
t5 1-1 2 1-- O BOS D. Sisler B. Lemon -3% 43% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Red Sox' Dave Sisler facing 1-2-3
b5 1-1 0 --- O CLE B. Avila D. Sisler 3% 46% Groundout: P-1B
b5 1-1 1 --- O CLE J. Busby D. Sisler 2% 48% Flyball: CF
b5 1-1 2 --- O CLE A. Smith D. Sisler 2% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 1-2-3
t6 1-1 0 --- O BOS B. Consolo B. Lemon -3% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 1-1 1 --- O BOS B. Klaus B. Lemon -3% 44% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 1-1 2 --- R BOS T. Williams B. Lemon 17% 61% Home Run
t6 2-1 2 --- BOS M. Vernon B. Lemon 1% 63% Single to P
t6 2-1 2 1-- BOS J. Jensen B. Lemon 2% 65% Single to CF; Vernon to 2B
t6 2-1 2 12- O BOS J. Piersall B. Lemon -5% 60% Flyball: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Dave Sisler facing 4-5-6
b6 1-2 0 --- CLE V. Wertz D. Sisler -6% 54% Single to RF
b6 1-2 0 1-- OO CLE A. Rosen D. Sisler 13% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b6 1-2 2 --- O CLE R. Colavito D. Sisler 2% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 1.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Cal McLish facing 7-8-9
Cal McLish replaces Bob Lemon pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-1 0 --- O BOS S. White C. McLish -3% 66% Groundout: P-1B
t7 2-1 1 --- O BOS D. Buddin C. McLish -2% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 2-1 2 --- O BOS D. Sisler C. McLish -1% 63% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Dave Sisler facing 7-8-9
Gene Stephens replaces Ted Williams playing LF batting 3rd
Gene Woodling pinch hits for Jim Hegan (C) batting 7th
b7 1-2 0 --- O CLE G. Woodling D. Sisler 5% 68% Flyball: LF
b7 1-2 1 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel D. Sisler 4% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
Hal Naragon pinch hits for Cal McLish (P) batting 9th
b7 1-2 2 --- O CLE H. Naragon D. Sisler 2% 74% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 1.

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