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BAL
@BOS
0
1
LAA
@CHW
1
8
LAA
@CHW
3
4
 
(10)
MIN
@CLE
5
0
MIN
@CLE
5
3
NYY
@DET
6
4
 
(12)
KCA
@WSA
3
2
PHI
@CIN
4
0
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@LAD
3
4
 
(11)
STL
@PIT
3
0
CHC
@SFG
2
8
Sunday, September 17, 1961,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 6,113, Time of Game: 2:35
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Twins
5
66-83
 Won 2 
7th, 35 GB
at Indians
3
73-77
 Lost 2 
5th, 28½ GB
W: Al Schroll (3-3)
L: Mudcat Grant (14-9)
S: Ray Moore (14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  2  0   0  0  1   2  0  0    5  6  1
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   2  1  0    3  6  2

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lenny Green CF 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .294 .385 .417 .801 -0.044 0.48 0.009 -0.054 -0.5 0 0
Billy Martin 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .238 .268 .336 .605 -0.022 0.48 0.027 -0.048 0.0 4 6
Harmon Killebrew 1B 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .286 .395 .598 .993 0.007 0.49 0.026 -0.019 0.4 11 0
Joe Altobelli LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .276 .364 .431 .795 0.089 0.90 0.127 -0.038 1.1 2 0
Bob Allison RF 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .238 .356 .454 .810 0.086 0.72 0.091 -0.005 0.7 0 0
Hal Naragon C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .296 .307 .376 .683 -0.010 1.10 0.029 -0.039 0.2 5 1
Bill Tuttle 3B 3 0 0 1 1 1 4 .239 .309 .315 .624 0.010 1.13 0.078 -0.068 -0.0 2 5
Jose Valdivielso SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .191 .224 .248 .473 0.026 0.85 0.091 -0.065 -0.6 3 4 GDP
Al Schroll P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .214 .313 .500 .813 -0.039 0.49 0.000 -0.039 -0.6 0 0
   Ray Moore P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 -0.007 0.29 0.000 -0.007 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 32 5 6 3 6 5 38 .188 .316 .188 .503 0.096 0.73 0.478 -0.382 0.6 27 16
TB: H Naragon 2; B Allison; J Altobelli; J Valdivielso; B Martin.
GIDP: J Valdivielso (6).
RBI: J Valdivielso (7); B Tuttle (41); J Altobelli (9).
2-out RBI: B Tuttle; J Valdivielso.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Valdivielso-B Martin-H Killebrew.
E: J Valdivielso (6).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ty Cline CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .077 .077 .077 .154 -0.101 0.79 0.000 -0.101 -0.9 5 0
Tito Francona LF 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .298 .360 .460 .820 0.086 0.77 0.103 -0.017 0.7 1 0
Vic Power 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .267 .308 .372 .680 -0.049 1.21 0.055 -0.104 -0.6 4 5 GDP
John Romano C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .300 .375 .488 .863 -0.103 1.41 0.019 -0.122 -0.6 8 0
Woodie Held SS 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .263 .352 .461 .813 0.205 1.09 0.205 0.000 2.2 1 2 2B
Al Luplow RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.100 1.59 0.000 -0.100 -0.8 3 0
   Willie Kirkland PH-RF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .257 .318 .465 .783 0.029 4.19 0.029 0.000 0.2 0 0
Jack Kubiszyn 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .217 .280 .217 .497 -0.244 2.29 0.000 -0.244 -2.0 1 1
Hal Jones 1B 4 0 1 2 0 2 4 .125 .176 .125 .301 -0.042 1.13 0.052 -0.094 1.0 4 0
Mudcat Grant P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .175 .212 .238 .449 -0.032 0.63 0.000 -0.032 -0.3 0 0
   Don Dillard PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .270 .340 .433 .772 -0.024 0.83 0.000 -0.024 -0.2
   Bill Dailey P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Walt Bond PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .048 .128 .119 .247 -0.029 1.17 0.000 -0.029 -0.2
Team Totals 33 3 6 3 4 6 37 .182 .270 .212 .482 -0.404 1.29 0.463 -0.867 -1.4 27 8
2B: W Held (21, off A Schroll).
TB: W Held 3; T Francona; V Power; J Romano; H Jones.
GIDP: V Power (15).
RBI: H Jones 2 (2); W Held (69).
2-out RBI: H Jones 2; W Held.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Held-V Power-H Jones.
PB: J Romano (10).
E: W Held (25); V Power (8).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Al Schroll, W (3-3) 7.2 6 3 1 3 4 0 5.13 32 60 0.190 1.06 0.3
Ray Moore, S (14) 1.1 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.93 5 2 0 0.213 2.75 1.1
Team Totals 9 6 3 1 4 6 0 1.00 37 60 2 0 0.403 1.29 1.4

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mudcat Grant, L (14-9) 7 5 5 4 6 5 0 3.76 32 48 -0.128 0.81 -1.5
Bill Dailey 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.59 6 0 0 0.031 0.28 1.0
Team Totals 9 6 5 4 6 5 0 4.00 38 48 0 0 -0.097 0.73 -0.6
Balks: None.
WP: M Grant (7).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Harry Schwarts, 1B - Bill McKinley, 2B - John Rice, 3B - Al Smith.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: 6,113.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Cleveland Indians
1 Lenny Green CF 1 Ty Cline CF
2 Billy Martin 2B 2 Tito Francona LF
3 Harmon Killebrew 1B 3 Vic Power 2B
4 Joe Altobelli LF 4 John Romano C
5 Bob Allison RF 5 Woodie Held SS
6 Hal Naragon C 6 Al Luplow RF
7 Bill Tuttle 3B 7 Jack Kubiszyn 3B
8 Jose Valdivielso SS 8 Hal Jones 1B
9 Al Schroll P 9 Mudcat Grant P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 3-5 2 123 O CLE J. Kubiszyn R. Moore 15% 93% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b8 2-5 2 12- R CLE W. Held A. Schroll -12% 80% Double to LF; Francona Scores; Power to 3B
t2 1-0 2 -2- R MIN J. Valdivielso M. Grant 9% 68% Single to LF; Allison Scores/unER
t6 2-0 2 123 R MIN B. Tuttle M. Grant 8% 88% Walk; Killebrew Scores; Allison to 3B; Naragon to 2B
b8 2-5 1 12- O CLE J. Romano A. Schroll 6% 92% Popfly: SS

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN L. Green M. Grant -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O MIN B. Martin M. Grant -2% 46% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- O MIN H. Killebrew M. Grant -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Al Schroll facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE T. Cline A. Schroll 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- CLE T. Francona A. Schroll -2% 45% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- OO CLE V. Power A. Schroll 5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- MIN J. Altobelli M. Grant 4% 54% Single to 2B
t2 0-0 0 1-- MIN B. Allison M. Grant 6% 60% Walk; Altobelli to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- O MIN H. Naragon M. Grant -3% 57% Flyball: CF; Altobelli to 3B
t2 0-0 1 1-3 R MIN B. Tuttle M. Grant 5% 62% Passed Ball; Altobelli Scores/No RBI; Allison to 2B
t2 1-0 1 -2- O MIN B. Tuttle M. Grant -3% 59% Strikeout Looking
t2 1-0 2 -2- R MIN J. Valdivielso M. Grant 9% 68% Single to LF; Allison Scores/unER
t2 2-0 2 1-- O MIN A. Schroll M. Grant -2% 66% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Al Schroll facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- O CLE J. Romano A. Schroll 2% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-2 1 --- CLE W. Held A. Schroll -3% 66% Single to CF
b2 0-2 1 1-- O CLE A. Luplow A. Schroll 3% 69% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-2 2 1-- O CLE J. Kubiszyn A. Schroll 2% 72% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- O MIN L. Green M. Grant -2% 70% Foul Flyball: C
t3 2-0 1 --- O MIN B. Martin M. Grant -1% 69% Flyball: CF
t3 2-0 2 --- O MIN H. Killebrew M. Grant -1% 68% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Al Schroll facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O CLE H. Jones A. Schroll 3% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- O CLE M. Grant A. Schroll 2% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- O CLE T. Cline A. Schroll 1% 73% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 4-5-6
t4 2-0 0 --- O MIN J. Altobelli M. Grant -2% 72% Foul Flyball: C
t4 2-0 1 --- MIN B. Allison M. Grant 2% 74% Walk
t4 2-0 1 1-- O MIN H. Naragon M. Grant -1% 72% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Naragon to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw)
t4 2-0 2 -2- O MIN B. Tuttle M. Grant -3% 70% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Al Schroll facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- CLE T. Francona A. Schroll -5% 65% Single to CF
b4 0-2 0 1-- O CLE V. Power A. Schroll 4% 69% Lineout: 3B
b4 0-2 1 1-- O CLE J. Romano A. Schroll 4% 73% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b4 0-2 2 1-- CLE W. Held A. Schroll -3% 70% Walk; Romano to 2B
b4 0-2 2 12- O CLE A. Luplow A. Schroll 5% 76% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 8-9-1
t5 2-0 0 --- O MIN J. Valdivielso M. Grant -2% 74% Flyball: CF
t5 2-0 1 --- O MIN A. Schroll M. Grant -1% 73% Flyball: CF
t5 2-0 2 --- O MIN L. Green M. Grant -1% 72% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Twins' Al Schroll facing 7-8-9
b5 0-2 0 --- O CLE J. Kubiszyn A. Schroll 3% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-2 1 --- O CLE H. Jones A. Schroll 2% 77% Strikeout
b5 0-2 2 --- O CLE M. Grant A. Schroll 1% 78% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Indians 0.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 2-3-4
t6 2-0 0 --- O MIN B. Martin M. Grant -2% 77% Flyball: CF
t6 2-0 1 --- MIN H. Killebrew M. Grant 2% 79% Walk
t6 2-0 1 1-- O MIN J. Altobelli M. Grant -2% 77% Strikeout Looking
t6 2-0 2 1-- MIN B. Allison M. Grant 1% 78% Single to CF; Killebrew to 2B
t6 2-0 2 12- MIN H. Naragon M. Grant 2% 80% Single to P; Killebrew to 3B; Allison to 2B
t6 2-0 2 123 R MIN B. Tuttle M. Grant 8% 88% Walk; Killebrew Scores; Allison to 3B; Naragon to 2B
t6 3-0 2 123 O MIN J. Valdivielso M. Grant -3% 84% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Al Schroll facing 1-2-3
b6 0-3 0 --- O CLE T. Cline A. Schroll 3% 87% Popfly: SS
b6 0-3 1 --- O CLE T. Francona A. Schroll 2% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-3 2 --- O CLE V. Power A. Schroll 1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Indians 0.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 9-1-2
t7 3-0 0 --- O MIN A. Schroll M. Grant -1% 89% Strikeout
t7 3-0 1 --- MIN L. Green M. Grant 1% 90% Walk
t7 3-0 1 1-- MIN B. Martin M. Grant 3% 93% Single to RF; Green to 3B
t7 3-0 1 1-3 MIN H. Killebrew M. Grant 1% 93% Walk; Martin to 2B
t7 3-0 1 123 RRO MIN J. Altobelli M. Grant 4% 97% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Green Scores; Martin Scores/Adv on E4 (throw)/No RBI; Altobelli to 2B
t7 5-0 2 -2- MIN B. Allison M. Grant 0% 97% Wild Pitch; Altobelli to 3B
t7 5-0 2 --3 O MIN B. Allison M. Grant -1% 96% Foul Flyball: C
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-5, Twins' Al Schroll facing 4-5-6
b7 0-5 0 --- CLE J. Romano A. Schroll -2% 95% Single to LF
b7 0-5 0 1-- CLE W. Held A. Schroll -4% 91% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Romano to 2B
b7 0-5 0 12- O CLE A. Luplow A. Schroll 1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B; Romano to 3B; Held to 2B
b7 0-5 1 -23 O CLE J. Kubiszyn A. Schroll 4% 96% Strikeout Looking
b7 0-5 2 -23 RR CLE H. Jones A. Schroll -5% 91% Single to CF; Romano Scores/unER; Held Scores/unER
Don Dillard pinch hits for Mudcat Grant (P) batting 9th
b7 2-5 2 1-- O CLE D. Dillard A. Schroll 2% 93% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 5, Indians 2.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-2, Indians' Bill Dailey facing 6-7-8
Bill Dailey replaces Don Dillard (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-2 0 --- MIN H. Naragon B. Dailey 1% 94% Single to RF
t8 5-2 0 1-- O MIN B. Tuttle B. Dailey -1% 93% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t8 5-2 1 1-- OO MIN J. Valdivielso B. Dailey -2% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Twins' Al Schroll facing 1-2-3
b8 2-5 0 --- O CLE T. Cline A. Schroll 3% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 2-5 1 --- CLE T. Francona A. Schroll -3% 91% Walk
b8 2-5 1 1-- CLE V. Power A. Schroll -5% 86% Single to LF; Francona to 2B
b8 2-5 1 12- O CLE J. Romano A. Schroll 6% 92% Popfly: SS
b8 2-5 2 12- R CLE W. Held A. Schroll -12% 80% Double to LF; Francona Scores; Power to 3B
Ray Moore replaces Al Schroll pitching and batting 9th
Willie Kirkland pinch hits for Al Luplow (RF) batting 6th
b8 3-5 2 -23 CLE W. Kirkland R. Moore -3% 77% Walk
b8 3-5 2 123 O CLE J. Kubiszyn R. Moore 15% 93% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 5, Indians 3.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Ahead 5-3, Indians' Bill Dailey facing 9-1-2
Willie Kirkland moves from PH to RF
t9 5-3 0 --- O MIN R. Moore B. Dailey -1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 5-3 1 --- O MIN L. Green B. Dailey -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 5-3 2 --- O MIN B. Martin B. Dailey -0% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-5, Twins' Ray Moore facing 8-9-1
b9 3-5 0 --- O CLE H. Jones R. Moore 5% 96% Strikeout (C-1B)
Walt Bond pinch hits for Bill Dailey (P) batting 9th
b9 3-5 1 --- O CLE W. Bond R. Moore 3% 99% Strikeout
b9 3-5 2 --- O CLE T. Cline R. Moore 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 5, Indians 3.

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