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Standings
BAL
@CHW
4
2
 
(10)
WSH
@CLE
0
5
WSH
@CLE
3
1
NYY
@DET
2
4
NYY
@DET
2
8
BOS
@KCA
3
7
LAD
@CIN
3
6
LAD
@CIN
7
1
SFG
@MLN
4
9
CHC
@PHI
4
3
CHC
@PHI
4
5
STL
@PIT
3
4
 
(10)
STL
@PIT
3
1
Sunday, May 3, 1959,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:23
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Senators
0
10-10
 Lost 1 
5th, 3½ GB
at Indians
5
13-4
 Won 3 
1st
W: Mudcat Grant (1-0)
L: Pedro Ramos (3-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Senators        0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  2  3
Indians         0  0  3   0  0  0   2  0  X    5  8  0

Washington Senators

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Reno Bertoia 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .337 .375 .494 .869 -0.049 0.49 0.000 -0.049 -0.6 3 3
Bob Allison CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .274 .322 .405 .727 -0.027 0.53 0.014 -0.041 -0.5 2 1
Julio Becquer 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .200 .273 .300 .573 0.021 0.49 0.048 -0.027 0.1 14 1 2B
Jim Lemon RF 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .304 .400 .679 1.079 -0.059 0.80 0.011 -0.070 -0.5 0 0 GDP
Harmon Killebrew 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .261 .373 .580 .953 -0.041 0.79 0.025 -0.065 -0.6 0 4
Jay Porter C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .270 .341 .297 .639 -0.064 0.87 0.000 -0.064 -0.7 3 0
   Ed Fitz Gerald C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .040 .143 .040 .183 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Faye Throneberry LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .167 .286 .167 .452 -0.001 0.56 0.026 -0.027 -0.1 0 1
Ron Samford SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .289 .325 .500 .825 -0.081 0.79 0.000 -0.081 -0.9 1 4 GDP
Pedro Ramos P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .357 .400 .429 .829 -0.039 0.79 0.000 -0.039 -0.4 0 1
   John Romonosky P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ken Aspromonte PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .294 .179 .473 -0.003 0.12 0.000 -0.003 -0.2
   Jack Kralick P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
Team Totals 27 0 2 0 5 6 32 .074 .219 .111 .330 -0.343 0.65 0.124 -0.466 -4.3 24 16
2B: J Becquer (1, off M Grant).
TB: J Becquer 2; B Allison.
GIDP: R Samford (1); J Lemon (1).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Becquer; R Samford-R Bertoia-J Becquer.
E: H Killebrew (5); R Samford (3); J Porter (1).
Outfield Assists: F Throneberry (J Piersall at home plate); B Allison (M Grant at 3rd base).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jim Piersall CF 3 1 2 0 0 1 3 .237 .297 .305 .602 0.043 0.78 0.065 -0.022 1.0 3 0
   Carroll Hardy PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .133 .188 .133 .321 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 0 0
Vic Power 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .391 .447 .667 1.114 0.211 0.70 0.277 -0.066 1.3 8 0 2B,SB
Minnie Minoso LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .243 .303 .386 .688 -0.030 0.30 0.001 -0.031 -0.3 3 0 HBP
Rocky Colavito RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .313 .395 .582 .977 0.055 0.43 0.065 -0.010 0.2 1 0 2B
Russ Nixon C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .205 .289 .256 .545 -0.031 0.57 0.010 -0.040 -0.4 8 1
Randy Jackson 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.078 0.70 0.000 -0.078 -1.2 0 1 GDP
   Woodie Held 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .340 .625 .965 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 2
George Strickland SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .356 .420 .576 .997 -0.036 0.50 0.007 -0.044 -0.4 1 4
Billy Martin 2B 3 2 2 2 0 1 3 .222 .254 .444 .698 0.042 0.59 0.061 -0.019 1.5 3 2 HR
Mudcat Grant P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.019 0.57 0.013 -0.032 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 31 5 8 3 2 3 34 .258 .324 .419 .743 0.156 0.54 0.499 -0.343 1.2 27 10
2B: V Power (5, off P Ramos); R Colavito (3, off P Ramos).
HR: B Martin (4, off P Ramos, 7th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
HBP: M Minoso (2, by J Romonosky).
TB: B Martin 5; R Colavito 3; J Piersall 2; V Power 2; G Strickland.
GIDP: R Jackson (2).
RBI: B Martin 2 (10); V Power (12).
2-out RBI: V Power.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Strickland-B Martin-V Power 2.
Baserunning
SB: V Power (5, Home off P Ramos/J Porter).

Washington Senators

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Pedro Ramos, L (3-2) 6.1 8 5 3 1 3 1 4.89 27 43 -0.159 0.68 -1.9
John Romonosky 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 4 0 0 0.001 0.05 0.2
Jack Kralick 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.13 3 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 8 8 5 3 2 3 1 3.38 34 43 0 0 -0.157 0.54 -1.2

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mudcat Grant, W (1-0) 9 2 0 0 5 6 0 0.00 32 84 0.344 0.65 4.3
Team Totals 9 2 0 0 5 6 0 0.00 32 84 0.344 0.65 4.3
Balks: J Romonosky (1).
WP: None.
HBP: J Romonosky (1; M Minoso).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eddie Hurley, 1B - Ed Runge, 2B - Frank Tabacchi, 3B - Joe Paparella.
Time of Game: 2:23.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Washington Senators         Cleveland Indians
1 Reno Bertoia 2B 1 Jim Piersall CF
2 Bob Allison CF 2 Vic Power 1B
3 Julio Becquer 1B 3 Minnie Minoso LF
4 Jim Lemon RF 4 Rocky Colavito RF
5 Harmon Killebrew 3B 5 Russ Nixon C
6 Jay Porter C 6 Randy Jackson 3B
7 Faye Throneberry LF 7 George Strickland SS
8 Ron Samford SS 8 Billy Martin 2B
9 Pedro Ramos P 9 Mudcat Grant P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-0 2 1-3 RR CLE V. Power P. Ramos 21% 77% Double to LF; Martin Scores; Piersall Scores/Safe on E2 (catch)/No RBI/unER; Power to 3B/Adv on throw
b3 2-0 2 --3 R CLE M. Minoso P. Ramos 6% 83% Power Steals Hm (uk-PR)
t2 0-0 1 1-- OO WSH R. Samford M. Grant 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 1-- OO CLE R. Jackson P. Ramos -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b5 3-0 0 1-3 OO CLE V. Power P. Ramos -5% 89% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted

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' Mudcat Grant facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O WSH R. Bertoia M. Grant 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O WSH B. Allison M. Grant 2% 54% Lineout: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- WSH J. Becquer M. Grant -2% 51% Double to RF
t1 0-0 2 -2- WSH J. Lemon M. Grant -1% 51% Walk
t1 0-0 2 12- O WSH H. Killebrew M. Grant 4% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Pedro Ramos facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE J. Piersall P. Ramos -2% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O CLE V. Power P. Ramos -1% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O CLE M. Minoso P. Ramos -1% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O WSH J. Porter M. Grant 2% 52% Foul Flyball: C
t2 0-0 1 --- WSH F. Throneberry M. Grant -3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- OO WSH R. Samford M. Grant 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Pedro Ramos facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- CLE R. Colavito P. Ramos 4% 59% Single to CF
b2 0-0 0 1-- O CLE R. Nixon P. Ramos -3% 55% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-0 1 1-- OO CLE R. Jackson P. Ramos -5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O WSH P. Ramos M. Grant 2% 52% Strikeout (C-1B)
t3 0-0 1 --- O WSH R. Bertoia M. Grant 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t3 0-0 2 --- WSH B. Allison M. Grant -1% 53% Single to 3B (Pop Fly)
t3 0-0 2 1-- O WSH J. Becquer M. Grant 3% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Pedro Ramos facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O CLE G. Strickland P. Ramos -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- CLE B. Martin P. Ramos 3% 56% Single to LF
b3 0-0 1 1-- O CLE M. Grant P. Ramos -3% 53% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 2 1-- CLE J. Piersall P. Ramos 3% 56% Single to CF (CF-RF); Martin to 3B
b3 0-0 2 1-3 RR CLE V. Power P. Ramos 21% 77% Double to LF; Martin Scores; Piersall Scores/Safe on E2 (catch)/No RBI/unER; Power to 3B/Adv on throw
b3 2-0 2 --3 R CLE M. Minoso P. Ramos 6% 83% Power Steals Hm (uk-PR)
b3 3-0 2 --- O CLE M. Minoso P. Ramos -1% 83% Foul Flyball: 1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 3.
Top of the 4th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 4-5-6
t4 0-3 0 --- O WSH J. Lemon M. Grant 2% 85% Strikeout
t4 0-3 1 --- WSH H. Killebrew M. Grant -2% 82% Walk
t4 0-3 1 1-- O WSH J. Porter M. Grant 3% 85% Flyball: CF
t4 0-3 2 1-- O WSH F. Throneberry M. Grant 2% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Senators' Pedro Ramos facing 4-5-6
b4 3-0 0 --- CLE R. Colavito P. Ramos 3% 90% Double to LF
b4 3-0 0 -2- CLE R. Nixon P. Ramos 1% 91% Walk
b4 3-0 0 12- O CLE R. Jackson P. Ramos -2% 89% Flyball: CF
b4 3-0 1 12- O CLE G. Strickland P. Ramos -2% 87% Popfly: 2B
b4 3-0 2 12- O CLE B. Martin P. Ramos -2% 85% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 3.
Top of the 5th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 8-9-1
t5 0-3 0 --- O WSH R. Samford M. Grant 2% 87% Flyball: CF
t5 0-3 1 --- O WSH P. Ramos M. Grant 1% 88% Strikeout
t5 0-3 2 --- O WSH R. Bertoia M. Grant 1% 89% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Senators' Pedro Ramos facing 9-1-2
b5 3-0 0 --- CLE M. Grant P. Ramos 1% 91% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b5 3-0 0 1-- CLE J. Piersall P. Ramos 3% 94% Single to CF; Grant to 3B/Safe on E5 (catch)
b5 3-0 0 1-3 OO CLE V. Power P. Ramos -5% 89% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
b5 3-0 2 --3 O CLE M. Minoso P. Ramos -2% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 3.
Top of the 6th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 2-3-4
t6 0-3 0 --- O WSH B. Allison M. Grant 2% 90% Flyball: RF
t6 0-3 1 --- WSH J. Becquer M. Grant -3% 87% Walk
t6 0-3 1 1-- OO WSH J. Lemon M. Grant 5% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Senators' Pedro Ramos facing 4-5-6
b6 3-0 0 --- O CLE R. Colavito P. Ramos -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 3-0 1 --- O CLE R. Nixon P. Ramos -0% 91% Lineout: CF
b6 3-0 2 --- O CLE R. Jackson P. Ramos -0% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 3.
Top of the 7th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 5-6-7
Woodie Held replaces Randy Jackson playing 3B batting 6th
t7 0-3 0 --- O WSH H. Killebrew M. Grant 2% 93% Flyball: LF
t7 0-3 1 --- O WSH J. Porter M. Grant 1% 94% Strikeout
t7 0-3 2 --- O WSH F. Throneberry M. Grant 1% 95% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Senators' Pedro Ramos facing 7-8-9
b7 3-0 0 --- CLE G. Strickland P. Ramos 1% 95% Single to CF
b7 3-0 0 1-- RR CLE B. Martin P. Ramos 3% 99% Home Run (Deep LF); Strickland Scores
b7 5-0 0 --- O CLE M. Grant P. Ramos -0% 99% Popfly: 2B
John Romonosky replaces Pedro Ramos pitching and batting 9th
Ed Fitz Gerald replaces Jay Porter playing C batting 6th
Carroll Hardy pinch hits for Jim Piersall (CF) batting 1st
b7 5-0 1 --- O CLE C. Hardy J. Romonosky -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 5-0 2 --- CLE V. Power J. Romonosky 0% 99% Walk
b7 5-0 2 1-- CLE M. Minoso J. Romonosky 0% 99% Hit By Pitch; Power to 2B
b7 5-0 2 12- CLE R. Colavito J. Romonosky 0% 99% Balk; Power to 3B; Minoso to 2B
b7 5-0 2 -23 O CLE R. Colavito J. Romonosky -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 5.
Top of the 8th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-5, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 8-9-1
Carroll Hardy moves from PH to CF
t8 0-5 0 --- O WSH R. Samford M. Grant 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
Ken Aspromonte pinch hits for John Romonosky (P) batting 9th
t8 0-5 1 --- O WSH K. Aspromonte M. Grant 0% 99% Foul Flyball: C
t8 0-5 2 --- O WSH R. Bertoia M. Grant 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-0, Senators' Jack Kralick facing 5-6-7
Jack Kralick replaces Ken Aspromonte (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-0 0 --- O CLE R. Nixon J. Kralick -0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
b8 5-0 1 --- O CLE W. Held J. Kralick -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
b8 5-0 2 --- O CLE G. Strickland J. Kralick -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 5.
Top of the 9th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-5, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 2-3-4
t9 0-5 0 --- O WSH B. Allison M. Grant 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 0-5 1 --- O WSH J. Becquer M. Grant 0% 100% Foul Flyball: C
t9 0-5 2 --- WSH J. Lemon M. Grant -0% 100% Walk
t9 0-5 2 1-- O WSH H. Killebrew M. Grant 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 0, Indians 5.

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