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Standings
NYY
@CHW
3
4
BOS
@CLE
2
5
BOS
@CLE
8
4
BAL
@DET
3
8
WSH
@KCA
1
6
STL
@CIN
4
6
PIT
@LAD
4
9
CHC
@MLN
5
4
PHI
@SFG
3
2
Tuesday, July 28, 1959,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:51
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Red Sox
2
41-56
 Lost 1 
8th, 15½ GB
at Indians
5
57-40
 Won 1 
2nd, ½ GB
W: Gary Bell (10-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  1  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    2  6  0
Indians         0  0  0   5  0  0   0  0  X    5  9  0

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Buddin SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .237 .373 .361 .734 -0.020 0.61 0.026 -0.046 -0.2 1 2
   Jim Busby PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .226 .267 .321 .588 -0.018 0.71 0.000 -0.018 -0.2
Pete Runnels 2B 2 1 1 0 3 0 5 .320 .415 .441 .855 0.097 0.68 0.112 -0.015 1.0 3 0
Marty Keough CF 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .250 .327 .436 .763 -0.011 1.15 0.065 -0.076 -0.2 4 0
Vic Wertz 1B 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .283 .354 .429 .784 -0.134 1.51 0.017 -0.152 -1.3 3 1
Gene Stephens RF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .256 .346 .338 .685 -0.040 1.15 0.056 -0.096 -0.5 3 0
Gary Geiger LF 4 1 2 2 1 0 5 .257 .298 .434 .732 0.156 1.27 0.245 -0.088 1.3 5 0 HR
Frank Malzone 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .276 .320 .430 .750 -0.018 0.83 0.020 -0.038 -0.1 1 0 IW
Sammy White C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .245 .304 .309 .613 -0.095 1.24 0.000 -0.095 -1.2 4 1
   Dick Gernert PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .263 .375 .433 .809 0.022 0.57 0.022 0.000 0.2
   Pete Daley C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .296 .303 .599 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Frank Sullivan P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .175 .175 .175 .350 -0.015 0.61 0.000 -0.015 -0.2 0 1
   Ike Delock P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .054 .103 .135 .238 -0.022 0.88 0.000 -0.022 -0.2 0 0
   Pumpsie Green PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .200 .000 .200 -0.022 0.89 0.000 -0.022 -0.2
   Earl Wilson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jackie Jensen PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .299 .393 .561 .954 -0.038 1.50 0.000 -0.038 -0.4
   Jack Harshman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .318 .353 .671 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 6 2 9 6 42 .182 .357 .273 .630 -0.158 1.04 0.563 -0.721 -2.3 24 5
HR: G Geiger (6, off G Bell, 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
IBB: F Malzone (3, by G Bell).
TB: G Geiger 5; F Malzone; G Stephens; M Keough; P Runnels.
RBI: G Geiger 2 (22).
2-out RBI: G Geiger 2.
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Sullivan-S White-V Wertz.

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Woodie Held SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .251 .317 .449 .766 -0.007 0.64 0.036 -0.043 -0.4 1 0
Vic Power 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .299 .344 .448 .792 -0.068 0.69 0.000 -0.068 -1.0 6 1
Minnie Minoso LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .294 .372 .471 .843 0.099 0.71 0.113 -0.014 0.6 7 0
Tito Francona CF 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .400 .438 .616 1.053 0.156 1.05 0.160 -0.004 1.4 2 0
   Jim Piersall CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .294 .315 .609 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rocky Colavito RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .278 .359 .567 .926 0.013 1.39 0.160 -0.147 -0.1 2 0 2B,GDP
George Strickland 3B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .270 .341 .354 .695 0.068 0.96 0.112 -0.044 -0.0 0 3
Jim Baxes 2B 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .273 .330 .539 .869 0.110 0.69 0.146 -0.036 0.9 2 1 HR
Dick Brown C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .236 .309 .400 .709 -0.005 0.29 0.015 -0.020 -0.0 7 0
Gary Bell P 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 .196 .245 .196 .441 -0.026 0.64 0.007 -0.033 -0.2 0 1 SH
Team Totals 31 5 9 5 3 2 35 .290 .353 .419 .772 0.340 0.79 0.749 -0.409 1.2 27 6
2B: R Colavito (18, off F Sullivan).
HR: J Baxes (13, off F Sullivan, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
SH: G Bell (5, off I Delock).
TB: J Baxes 4; R Colavito 3; T Francona 2; W Held; G Bell; M Minoso; G Strickland.
GIDP: R Colavito (6).
RBI: J Baxes 2 (24); G Strickland 2 (38); R Colavito (75).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 7.

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Frank Sullivan, L (6-7) 3 6 5 5 3 1 1 4.20 17 25 -0.430 1.27 -4.0
Ike Delock 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 3.43 12 1 0 0.071 0.44 1.8
Earl Wilson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.011 0.15 0.5
Jack Harshman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.75 3 0 0 0.006 0.07 0.5
Team Totals 8 9 5 5 3 2 1 5.62 35 25 1 0 -0.342 0.79 -1.2
F Sullivan faced 6 batters in the 4th inning.

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Gary Bell, W (10-9) 9 6 2 2 9 6 1 3.87 42 64 0.158 1.04 2.3
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 9 6 1 2.00 42 64 0.158 1.04 2.3
Balks: None.
WP: G Bell (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: G Bell (3; F Malzone).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Red Flaherty, 1B - Frank Umont, 2B - Charlie Berry, 3B - Jim Honochick.
Time of Game: 2:51.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Cleveland Indians
1 Don Buddin SS 1 Woodie Held SS
2 Pete Runnels 2B 2 Vic Power 1B
3 Marty Keough CF 3 Minnie Minoso LF
4 Vic Wertz 1B 4 Tito Francona CF
5 Gene Stephens RF 5 Rocky Colavito RF
6 Gary Geiger LF 6 George Strickland 3B
7 Frank Malzone 3B 7 Jim Baxes 2B
8 Sammy White C 8 Dick Brown C
9 Frank Sullivan P 9 Gary Bell P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-2 0 1-3 R CLE R. Colavito F. Sullivan 15% 61% Double to LF; Minoso Scores; Francona to 3B
b4 3-2 0 1-- RR CLE J. Baxes F. Sullivan 15% 87% Home Run (Deep LF); Strickland Scores
b1 0-0 1 123 OO CLE R. Colavito F. Sullivan -14% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B
b4 0-2 0 1-- CLE T. Francona F. Sullivan 12% 46% Single to RF; Minoso to 3B
t2 0-0 2 --- R BOS G. Geiger G. Bell -11% 43% Home Run (Deep RF)

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' Gary Bell facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BOS D. Buddin G. Bell 2% 52% Foul Flyball: C
t1 0-0 1 --- O BOS P. Runnels G. Bell 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O BOS M. Keough G. Bell 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CLE W. Held F. Sullivan 4% 58% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 0 1-- O CLE V. Power F. Sullivan -3% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-0 1 1-- CLE M. Minoso F. Sullivan 6% 61% Single to CF; Power to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 CLE T. Francona F. Sullivan 3% 64% Walk; Minoso to 2B
b1 0-0 1 123 OO CLE R. Colavito F. Sullivan -14% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Gary Bell facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O BOS V. Wertz G. Bell 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O BOS G. Stephens G. Bell 2% 54% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- R BOS G. Geiger G. Bell -11% 43% Home Run (Deep RF)
t2 1-0 2 --- O BOS F. Malzone G. Bell 1% 43% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 6-7-8
b2 0-1 0 --- O CLE G. Strickland F. Sullivan -2% 41% Flyball: LF
b2 0-1 1 --- O CLE J. Baxes F. Sullivan -2% 39% Strikeout
b2 0-1 2 --- O CLE D. Brown F. Sullivan -1% 38% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Gary Bell facing 8-9-1
t3 1-0 0 --- O BOS S. White G. Bell 2% 40% Strikeout
t3 1-0 1 --- O BOS F. Sullivan G. Bell 1% 42% Strikeout
t3 1-0 2 --- O BOS D. Buddin G. Bell 1% 43% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- O CLE G. Bell F. Sullivan -3% 40% Flyball: RF
b3 0-1 1 --- O CLE W. Held F. Sullivan -2% 38% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-1 2 --- O CLE V. Power F. Sullivan -1% 37% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Gary Bell facing 2-3-4
t4 1-0 0 --- BOS P. Runnels G. Bell -4% 33% Walk
t4 1-0 0 1-- O BOS M. Keough G. Bell 2% 35% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Runnels to 2B
t4 1-0 1 -2- BOS V. Wertz G. Bell -2% 33% Walk
t4 1-0 1 12- O BOS G. Stephens G. Bell 4% 37% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Runnels to 3B
t4 1-0 2 1-3 R BOS G. Geiger G. Bell -10% 26% Single to RF; Runnels Scores; Stephens to 2B
t4 2-0 2 12- BOS F. Malzone G. Bell -1% 25% Wild Pitch; Stephens to 3B; Geiger to 2B
t4 2-0 2 -23 BOS F. Malzone G. Bell -1% 24% Intentional Walk
t4 2-0 2 123 O BOS S. White G. Bell 5% 30% Foul Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Frank Sullivan facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- CLE M. Minoso F. Sullivan 5% 34% Walk
b4 0-2 0 1-- CLE T. Francona F. Sullivan 12% 46% Single to RF; Minoso to 3B
b4 0-2 0 1-3 R CLE R. Colavito F. Sullivan 15% 61% Double to LF; Minoso Scores; Francona to 3B
b4 1-2 0 -23 RR CLE G. Strickland F. Sullivan 11% 72% Single to LF; Francona Scores; Colavito Scores
b4 3-2 0 1-- RR CLE J. Baxes F. Sullivan 15% 87% Home Run (Deep LF); Strickland Scores
b4 5-2 0 --- CLE D. Brown F. Sullivan 2% 88% Walk
Ike Delock replaces Frank Sullivan pitching and batting 9th
b4 5-2 0 1-- O CLE G. Bell I. Delock -1% 88% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Brown to 2B
b4 5-2 1 -2- O CLE W. Held I. Delock -2% 86% Popfly: 2B
b4 5-2 2 -2- O CLE V. Power I. Delock -2% 85% Flyball: RF
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 5.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Indians' Gary Bell facing 9-1-2
t5 2-5 0 --- O BOS I. Delock G. Bell 2% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-5 1 --- O BOS D. Buddin G. Bell 1% 88% Strikeout Looking
t5 2-5 2 --- BOS P. Runnels G. Bell -1% 87% Walk
t5 2-5 2 1-- BOS M. Keough G. Bell -2% 85% Walk; Runnels to 2B
t5 2-5 2 12- O BOS V. Wertz G. Bell 4% 89% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-2, Red Sox' Ike Delock facing 3-4-5
b5 5-2 0 --- O CLE M. Minoso I. Delock -1% 88% Flyball: RF
b5 5-2 1 --- CLE T. Francona I. Delock 1% 89% Single to LF
b5 5-2 1 1-- CLE R. Colavito I. Delock 1% 91% Single to LF; Francona to 2B
b5 5-2 1 12- O CLE G. Strickland I. Delock -2% 89% Flyball: LF
b5 5-2 2 12- O CLE J. Baxes I. Delock -2% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 5.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Indians' Gary Bell facing 5-6-7
t6 2-5 0 --- O BOS G. Stephens G. Bell 2% 90% Flyball: CF
t6 2-5 1 --- BOS G. Geiger G. Bell -3% 87% Walk
t6 2-5 1 1-- O BOS F. Malzone G. Bell 3% 90% Flyball: LF
t6 2-5 2 1-- O BOS S. White G. Bell 2% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-2, Red Sox' Ike Delock facing 8-9-1
b6 5-2 0 --- O CLE D. Brown I. Delock -1% 91% Strikeout
b6 5-2 1 --- CLE G. Bell I. Delock 1% 92% Single to RF
b6 5-2 1 1-- O CLE W. Held I. Delock -1% 91% Flyball: LF
b6 5-2 2 1-- O CLE V. Power I. Delock -1% 90% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 5.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Indians' Gary Bell facing 9-1-2
Pumpsie Green pinch hits for Ike Delock (P) batting 9th
t7 2-5 0 --- O BOS P. Green G. Bell 2% 93% Flyball: CF
t7 2-5 1 --- BOS D. Buddin G. Bell -3% 90% Walk
t7 2-5 1 1-- BOS P. Runnels G. Bell -4% 86% Walk; Buddin to 2B
t7 2-5 1 12- O BOS M. Keough G. Bell 5% 91% Popfly: 2B
t7 2-5 2 12- O BOS V. Wertz G. Bell 4% 95% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-2, Red Sox' Earl Wilson facing 3-4-5
Earl Wilson replaces Pumpsie Green (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-2 0 --- O CLE M. Minoso E. Wilson -1% 94% Flyball: CF
b7 5-2 1 --- O CLE T. Francona E. Wilson -0% 94% Foul Flyball: C
b7 5-2 2 --- O CLE R. Colavito E. Wilson -0% 94% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 5.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Indians' Gary Bell facing 5-6-7
t8 2-5 0 --- O BOS G. Stephens G. Bell 2% 96% Popfly: 2B
Jim Piersall replaces Tito Francona playing CF batting 4th
t8 2-5 1 --- O BOS G. Geiger G. Bell 1% 97% Flyball: LF
t8 2-5 2 --- BOS F. Malzone G. Bell -1% 96% Single to CF
Dick Gernert pinch hits for Sammy White (C) batting 8th
t8 2-5 2 1-- BOS D. Gernert G. Bell -2% 94% Walk; Malzone to 2B
Jackie Jensen pinch hits for Earl Wilson (P) batting 9th
t8 2-5 2 12- O BOS J. Jensen G. Bell 4% 98% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-2, Red Sox' Jack Harshman facing 6-7-8
Jack Harshman replaces Jackie Jensen (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Pete Daley replaces Dick Gernert (PH) playing C batting 8th
b8 5-2 0 --- O CLE G. Strickland J. Harshman -0% 97% Flyball: LF
b8 5-2 1 --- O CLE J. Baxes J. Harshman -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b8 5-2 2 --- O CLE D. Brown J. Harshman -0% 97% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 5.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Indians' Gary Bell facing 1-2-3
Jim Busby pinch hits for Don Buddin (SS) batting 1st
t9 2-5 0 --- O BOS J. Busby G. Bell 2% 99% Strikeout Looking
t9 2-5 1 --- BOS P. Runnels G. Bell -2% 97% Single to CF
t9 2-5 1 1-- BOS M. Keough G. Bell -4% 92% Single to P/Bunt; Runnels to 2B
t9 2-5 1 12- O BOS V. Wertz G. Bell 5% 97% Flyball: LF
t9 2-5 2 12- BOS G. Stephens G. Bell -4% 92% Single to RF; Runnels to 3B; Keough to 2B
t9 2-5 2 123 O BOS G. Geiger G. Bell 8% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 5.

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