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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BAL
0
1
WSH
@BOS
4
8
KCA
@CLE
4
8
CHW
@DET
1
4
PHI
@BRO
7
3
STL
@CHC
2
3
 
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Wednesday, September 26, 1956,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 3,630, Time of Game: 2:42
Athletics
4
50-101
 Lost 3 
8th, 46 GB
at Indians
8
87-64
 Won 2 
2nd, 9 GB
W: Herb Score (20-9)
L: Art Ditmar (12-22)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       1  0  0   0  0  3   0  0  0    4  7  1
Indians         1  0  3   2  1  0   1  0  X    8  8  0

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Vic Power 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 .309 .778 -0.102 0.78 0.000 -0.102 -1.2 0 4
Hector Lopez 3B 4 1 1 0 0 3 .272 .777 0.024 0.86 0.070 -0.046 0.2 0 2 SB
Lou Skizas RF 3 1 2 0 1 0 .308 .806 0.046 0.62 0.065 -0.018 1.0 2 0 2B,SB
Hal Smith C 4 0 0 1 0 0 .261 .663 -0.044 0.78 0.000 -0.044 -0.6 3 0
Gus Zernial LF 3 0 0 1 0 2 .222 .748 -0.074 0.74 0.000 -0.074 -0.7 2 0 SF
Johnny Groth CF 2 1 1 0 2 0 .251 .716 0.060 0.49 0.068 -0.008 0.6 1 0
Rance Pless 1B 4 1 2 1 0 1 .273 .694 0.057 0.78 0.089 -0.032 1.3 12 3 2B
Joe DeMaestri SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 .232 .588 -0.042 0.92 0.044 -0.086 -0.2 1 3
Art Ditmar P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .144 .350 -0.047 2.01 0.000 -0.047 -0.5 2 2
   George Brunet P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.013 0.49 0.000 -0.013 -0.2 0 3
   Troy Herriage P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .120 .305 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Finigan PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .217 .584 -0.022 0.75 0.000 -0.022 -0.2
   Bill Harrington P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Jim Pisoni PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .707 -0.005 0.18 0.000 -0.005 -0.2
Team Totals 33 4 7 4 3 12 .212 .543 -0.162 0.76 0.336 -0.497 -0.8 24 17
2B: R Pless (3, off H Score); L Skizas (10, off H Score).
SF: G Zernial (3, off H Score).
TB: R Pless 3; L Skizas 3; J Groth; H Lopez; J DeMaestri.
RBI: J DeMaestri (39); G Zernial (42); H Smith (38); R Pless (9).
2-out RBI: J DeMaestri; R Pless.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
PB: H Smith 2 (5).
E: A Ditmar (2).
Baserunning
SB: H Lopez (4, 3rd base off H Score/J Hegan); L Skizas (3, 2nd base off H Score/J Hegan).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joe Caffie LF 2 3 1 0 3 0 .346 .798 0.060 0.67 0.106 -0.046 0.9 2 0 CS
Al Smith CF 3 3 1 0 2 0 .269 .800 0.022 0.70 0.065 -0.043 0.5 3 0
Vic Wertz 1B 5 1 5 5 0 0 .266 .877 0.321 0.90 0.321 0.000 5.9 6 0 4·2B
Al Rosen 3B 5 1 1 1 0 1 .273 .796 0.039 0.63 0.084 -0.045 -0.4 0 0 2B
Rocky Colavito RF 2 0 0 0 3 0 .280 .918 0.040 0.45 0.050 -0.010 0.5 3 0
Bobby Avila 2B 3 0 0 1 0 1 .224 .640 -0.065 0.63 0.000 -0.065 -1.4 0 2 SF,SH
Jim Hegan C 1 0 0 0 4 0 .222 .665 0.051 0.42 0.052 -0.001 0.8 13 0 IW
George Strickland SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .584 -0.018 1.48 0.000 -0.018 -0.2 0 0 SH
   Gene Woodling PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .787 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Jim Busby PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .656 -0.014 0.96 0.000 -0.014 -0.3
   Chico Carrasquel SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 .243 .646 -0.023 0.43 0.000 -0.023 -1.0 0 3
Herb Score P 4 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .513 -0.072 0.66 0.000 -0.072 -1.5 0 0
Team Totals 28 8 8 7 12 3 .286 .952 0.341 0.65 0.678 -0.337 3.7 27 5
2B: A Rosen (18, off A Ditmar); V Wertz 4 (22, 1 off A Ditmar, 1 off B Harrington, 2 off G Brunet).
SF: B Avila (1, off A Ditmar).
SH: G Strickland (5, off A Ditmar); B Avila (8, off G Brunet).
IBB: J Hegan (6, by A Ditmar).
TB: V Wertz 9; A Rosen 2; A Smith; J Caffie.
RBI: V Wertz 5 (106); B Avila (54); A Rosen (60).
2-out RBI: V Wertz 2.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Baserunning
CS: J Caffie (1, 2nd base by G Brunet POCS).
Pickoffs: J Caffie (1st base by A Ditmar).

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Art Ditmar, L (12-22) 2.1 4 4 2 5 0 0 4.43 16 32 -0.295 1.14 -3.3
George Brunet 2.1 2 3 3 6 1 0 6.14 14 2 0 -0.048 0.45 -1.3
Troy Herriage 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.64 1 1 0 0.003 0.13 0.3
Bill Harrington 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 6.35 12 0 0 0.000 0.19 0.6
Team Totals 8 8 8 6 12 3 0 6.75 43 32 3 0 -0.340 0.65 -3.7

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Herb Score, W (20-9) 9 7 4 4 3 12 0 2.60 37 66 0.160 0.76 0.8
Team Totals 9 7 4 4 3 12 0 4.00 37 66 0.160 0.76 0.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: A Ditmar (6; J Hegan).
Pickoffs: A Ditmar (2; J Caffie, 1st base); G Brunet (1; J Caffie, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eddie Hurley, 1B - Bill McKinley, 2B - Nestor Chylak, 3B - Joe Paparella.
Time of Game: 2:42.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Athletics         Cleveland Indians
1 Vic Power 2B 1 Joe Caffie LF
2 Hector Lopez 3B 2 Al Smith CF
3 Lou Skizas RF 3 Vic Wertz 1B
4 Hal Smith C 4 Al Rosen 3B
5 Gus Zernial LF 5 Rocky Colavito RF
6 Johnny Groth CF 6 Bobby Avila 2B
7 Rance Pless 1B 7 Jim Hegan C
8 Joe DeMaestri SS 8 George Strickland SS
9 Art Ditmar P 9 Herb Score P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-1 0 1-- CLE V. Wertz A. Ditmar 11% 71% Double to RF; Smith to 3B
b3 1-1 0 -23 R CLE A. Rosen A. Ditmar 8% 79% Double to CF; Wertz to 3B; Smith Scores
b4 4-1 0 12- RR CLE V. Wertz G. Brunet 6% 96% Double to RF; Smith Scores; Caffie Scores
b1 0-1 1 --3 R CLE V. Wertz A. Ditmar 6% 55% Single to RF; Caffie Scores/unER
t2 1-1 0 1-- KCA R. Pless H. Score -6% 41% Single to LF; Groth to 2B

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 V. Power H. Score 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- KCA H. Lopez H. Score -2% 50% Single to RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- KCA L. Skizas H. Score -3% 46% Walk; Lopez to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- KCA H. Smith H. Score -5% 42% Skizas Steals 2B; Lopez Steals 3B
t1 0-0 1 -23 RO KCA H. Smith H. Score -0% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B; Skizas to 3B; Lopez Scores
t1 1-0 2 --3 O KCA G. Zernial H. Score 3% 45% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- CLE J. Caffie A. Ditmar 4% 49% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- O CLE A. Smith A. Ditmar -4% 45% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 1 1-- CLE V. Wertz A. Ditmar 4% 49% Caffie Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Caffie to 3B
b1 0-1 1 --3 R CLE V. Wertz A. Ditmar 6% 55% Single to RF; Caffie Scores/unER
b1 1-1 1 1-- O CLE A. Rosen A. Ditmar -3% 52% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b1 1-1 2 1-- CLE R. Colavito A. Ditmar 2% 54% Walk; Rosen to 2B
b1 1-1 2 12- O CLE B. Avila A. Ditmar -4% 50% Groundout: 2B-P
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Herb Score facing 6-7-8
t2 1-1 0 --- KCA J. Groth H. Score -4% 46% Walk
t2 1-1 0 1-- KCA R. Pless H. Score -6% 41% Single to LF; Groth to 2B
t2 1-1 0 12- O KCA J. DeMaestri H. Score 5% 46% Strikeout
t2 1-1 1 12- O KCA A. Ditmar H. Score 5% 51% Strikeout
t2 1-1 2 12- O KCA V. Power H. Score 4% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 7-8-9
b2 1-1 0 --- CLE J. Hegan A. Ditmar 4% 59% Walk
b2 1-1 0 1-- O CLE G. Strickland A. Ditmar -2% 57% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Hegan to 2B
b2 1-1 1 -2- O CLE H. Score A. Ditmar -3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B; Hegan to 3B
b2 1-1 2 --3 O CLE J. Caffie A. Ditmar -4% 50% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Herb Score facing 2-3-4
t3 1-1 0 --- O KCA H. Lopez H. Score 3% 53% Strikeout
t3 1-1 1 --- O KCA L. Skizas H. Score 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t3 1-1 2 --- O KCA H. Smith H. Score 1% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 2-3-4
b3 1-1 0 --- CLE A. Smith A. Ditmar 4% 60% Single to CF
b3 1-1 0 1-- CLE V. Wertz A. Ditmar 11% 71% Double to RF; Smith to 3B
b3 1-1 0 -23 R CLE A. Rosen A. Ditmar 8% 79% Double to CF; Wertz to 3B; Smith Scores
b3 2-1 0 -23 R CLE R. Colavito A. Ditmar 4% 83% Passed Ball; Rosen to 3B; Wertz Scores
b3 3-1 0 --3 CLE R. Colavito A. Ditmar 2% 85% Walk
b3 3-1 0 1-3 RO CLE B. Avila A. Ditmar -1% 84% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Rosen Scores/unER
b3 4-1 1 1-- CLE J. Hegan A. Ditmar 1% 85% Passed Ball; Colavito to 2B
b3 4-1 1 -2- CLE J. Hegan A. Ditmar 1% 85% Intentional Walk
George Brunet replaces Art Ditmar pitching and batting 9th
Gene Woodling pinch hits for George Strickland (SS) batting 8th
Jim Busby pinch hits for Gene Woodling batting 8th
b3 4-1 1 12- O CLE J. Busby G. Brunet -1% 84% Foul Flyball: 1B; Hegan to 2B; Colavito to 3B
b3 4-1 2 -23 O CLE H. Score G. Brunet -3% 81% Groundout: P-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 4.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Herb Score facing 5-6-7
Chico Carrasquel replaces Jim Busby (PH) playing SS batting 8th
t4 1-4 0 --- O KCA G. Zernial H. Score 2% 83% Strikeout
t4 1-4 1 --- KCA J. Groth H. Score -3% 81% Walk
t4 1-4 1 1-- O KCA R. Pless H. Score 3% 84% Strikeout
t4 1-4 2 1-- O KCA J. DeMaestri H. Score 2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, Athletics' George Brunet facing 1-2-3
b4 4-1 0 --- CLE J. Caffie G. Brunet 2% 87% Walk
b4 4-1 0 1-- CLE A. Smith G. Brunet 2% 90% Walk; Caffie to 2B
b4 4-1 0 12- RR CLE V. Wertz G. Brunet 6% 96% Double to RF; Smith Scores; Caffie Scores
b4 6-1 0 -2- O CLE A. Rosen G. Brunet -1% 95% Flyball: RF
b4 6-1 1 -2- CLE R. Colavito G. Brunet 0% 95% Walk
b4 6-1 1 12- O CLE B. Avila G. Brunet -1% 95% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Colavito to 2B; Wertz to 3B
b4 6-1 2 -23 CLE J. Hegan G. Brunet 0% 95% Walk
b4 6-1 2 123 O CLE C. Carrasquel G. Brunet -1% 93% Strikeout
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 6.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-6, Indians' Herb Score facing 9-1-2
t5 1-6 0 --- O KCA G. Brunet H. Score 1% 95% Strikeout
t5 1-6 1 --- O KCA V. Power H. Score 1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-6 2 --- O KCA H. Lopez H. Score 0% 96% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-1, Athletics' George Brunet facing 9-1-2
b5 6-1 0 --- O CLE H. Score G. Brunet -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 6-1 1 --- CLE J. Caffie G. Brunet 0% 96% Walk
b5 6-1 1 1-- O CLE A. Smith G. Brunet -1% 95% Caffie Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-2B-1B)
b5 6-1 2 --- CLE A. Smith G. Brunet 0% 95% Walk
b5 6-1 2 1-- R CLE V. Wertz G. Brunet 2% 98% Double to RF; Smith Scores
Troy Herriage replaces George Brunet pitching and batting 9th
b5 7-1 2 -2- O CLE A. Rosen T. Herriage -0% 97% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 7.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-7, Indians' Herb Score facing 3-4-5
t6 1-7 0 --- KCA L. Skizas H. Score -2% 95% Double to LF
t6 1-7 0 -2- O KCA H. Smith H. Score 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B; Skizas to 3B
t6 1-7 1 --3 RO KCA G. Zernial H. Score 0% 97% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Skizas Scores
t6 2-7 2 --- KCA J. Groth H. Score -1% 96% Single to SS
t6 2-7 2 1-- R KCA R. Pless H. Score -3% 93% Double to CF; Groth Scores
t6 3-7 2 -2- R KCA J. DeMaestri H. Score -4% 89% Single to CF; Pless Scores
Jim Finigan pinch hits for Troy Herriage (P) batting 9th
t6 4-7 2 1-- O KCA J. Finigan H. Score 2% 91% Strikeout
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 7-4, Athletics' Bill Harrington facing 5-6-7
Bill Harrington replaces Jim Finigan (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 7-4 0 --- O CLE R. Colavito B. Harrington -1% 90% Flyball: LF
b6 7-4 1 --- O CLE B. Avila B. Harrington -1% 89% Strikeout
b6 7-4 2 --- CLE J. Hegan B. Harrington 0% 90% Walk
b6 7-4 2 1-- O CLE C. Carrasquel B. Harrington -1% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 7.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 4-7, Indians' Herb Score facing 1-2-3
t7 4-7 0 --- O KCA V. Power H. Score 2% 91% Flyball: CF
t7 4-7 1 --- O KCA H. Lopez H. Score 2% 93% Strikeout
t7 4-7 2 --- KCA L. Skizas H. Score -1% 92% Single to LF
t7 4-7 2 1-- O KCA H. Smith H. Score 2% 94% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 7-4, Athletics' Bill Harrington facing 9-1-2
b7 7-4 0 --- O CLE H. Score B. Harrington -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 7-4 1 --- CLE J. Caffie B. Harrington 1% 94% Single to CF
b7 7-4 1 1-- O CLE A. Smith B. Harrington -1% 93% Flyball: RF
b7 7-4 2 1-- R CLE V. Wertz B. Harrington 3% 97% Double to RF; Caffie Scores
b7 8-4 2 -2- O CLE A. Rosen B. Harrington -1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 8.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 4-8, Indians' Herb Score facing 5-6-7
t8 4-8 0 --- O KCA G. Zernial H. Score 1% 98% Strikeout
t8 4-8 1 --- O KCA J. Groth H. Score 1% 98% Foul Flyball: RF
t8 4-8 2 --- O KCA R. Pless H. Score 0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 8-4, Athletics' Bill Harrington facing 5-6-7
b8 8-4 0 --- O CLE R. Colavito B. Harrington -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 8-4 1 --- O CLE B. Avila B. Harrington -0% 98% Groundout: 1B-P
b8 8-4 2 --- O CLE J. Hegan B. Harrington -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 8.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 4-8, Indians' Herb Score facing 8-9-1
t9 4-8 0 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri H. Score 1% 99% Foul Flyball: 1B
Jim Pisoni pinch hits for Bill Harrington (P) batting 9th
t9 4-8 1 --- O KCA J. Pisoni H. Score 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 4-8 2 --- O KCA V. Power H. Score 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 8.

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