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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BOS
4
8
KCA
@CHW
1
7
CLE
@DET
5
3
CHC
@CIN
6
4
 
(10)
BRO
@NYG
10
8
PHI
@PIT
4
3
MLN
@STL
7
8
 
(11)
Thursday, April 14, 1955,
, Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 42,684, Time of Game: 2:26
Indians
5
2-0
 Won 2 
1st
at Tigers
3
1-2
 Lost 1 
6th, 1½ GB
W: Mike Garcia (1-0)
L: Billy Hoeft (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         2  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  1    5 11  0
Tigers          1  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    3  6  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Smith RF 5 2 4 2 0 0 .667 2.000 0.295 1.02 0.300 -0.005 2.9 1 0 HR,SB
Bobby Avila 2B 4 0 1 0 1 1 .286 .730 -0.186 0.94 0.022 -0.208 -1.7 2 2 GDP
Larry Doby CF 5 0 1 0 0 2 .250 .500 -0.092 0.80 0.006 -0.098 -1.0 3 0
Al Rosen 3B 5 1 1 1 0 1 .125 .347 0.070 0.76 0.126 -0.056 0.2 1 3 GDP
Ralph Kiner LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .286 1.089 0.013 0.86 0.055 -0.042 0.1 3 0
Vic Wertz 1B 2 0 0 0 2 0 .167 .542 0.001 1.27 0.059 -0.058 0.1 9 0
   Joe Altobelli PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
George Strickland SS 3 0 0 1 1 1 .000 .250 -0.043 1.58 0.088 -0.131 -0.3 0 4 GDP
Jim Hegan C 4 1 1 1 0 0 .250 .875 -0.002 1.03 0.088 -0.090 -0.1 6 0 HR
Mike Garcia P 4 1 2 0 0 1 .500 1.000 0.045 0.75 0.073 -0.028 0.3 0 0
Team Totals 35 5 11 5 5 6 .314 .886 0.101 0.99 0.817 -0.716 0.6 27 9
HR: J Hegan (1, off A Aber; 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); A Smith (2, off G Zuverink; 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: A Smith 7; J Hegan 4; M Garcia 2; R Kiner; A Rosen; B Avila; L Doby.
GIDP: A Rosen (1); B Avila (1); G Strickland (1).
RBI: A Smith 2 (4); J Hegan (1); A Rosen (1); G Strickland (1).
2-out RBI: A Rosen; G Strickland.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Baserunning
SB: A Smith (1, 2nd base off B Hoeft/F House).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Harvey Kuenn SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 .333 1.051 -0.067 1.42 0.045 -0.112 -0.5 3 2
Fred Hatfield 2B 2 1 0 0 1 0 .250 1.000 -0.028 1.26 0.053 -0.081 -0.3 3 4 HBP
Al Kaline RF 4 0 2 3 0 0 .462 1.308 0.287 1.41 0.357 -0.070 3.0 1 1 2·3B
Ray Boone 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .308 -0.192 1.62 0.000 -0.192 -1.3 1 4
Jay Porter 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .580 -0.153 1.49 0.000 -0.153 -1.0 8 0
Jim Delsing LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .733 -0.040 1.06 0.041 -0.081 -0.0 2 0
Bill Tuttle CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 .167 .404 -0.057 1.19 0.023 -0.080 -0.4 3 0
Frank House C 3 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .429 -0.072 1.27 0.023 -0.095 -0.4 6 1
Billy Hoeft P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   George Zuverink P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.043 2.23 0.000 -0.043 -0.4 0 0
   Ferris Fain PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 0.029 0.67 0.029 0.000 0.3
   Harry Malmberg PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Al Aber P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.048 1.91 0.000 -0.048 -0.2 0 0
   Ben Flowers P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Red Wilson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .429 1.286 -0.014 0.55 0.000 -0.014 -0.1
Team Totals 33 3 6 3 2 6 .182 .553 -0.398 1.34 0.571 -0.969 -1.4 27 12
3B: A Kaline 2 (2, 2 off M Garcia).
HBP: F Hatfield (2, by M Garcia).
TB: A Kaline 6; B Tuttle; F Fain; J Delsing; H Kuenn.
RBI: A Kaline 3 (5).
2-out RBI: A Kaline 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 4. R Boone-F Hatfield-J Porter 3; A Kaline-H Kuenn.
E: H Kuenn (1).
Outfield Assists: A Kaline (M Garcia at 2nd base).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Garcia, W (1-0) 9 6 3 3 2 6 0 3.00 36 67 0.399 1.34 1.4
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 2 6 0 3.00 36 67 0.399 1.34 1.4

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Billy Hoeft, L (0-1) 0.2 2 2 2 3 2 0 27.00 7 39 -0.209 1.33 -2.3
George Zuverink 4.1 4 2 2 0 2 1 4.15 15 3 0 0.021 0.85 0.7
Al Aber 3.2 5 1 1 2 2 1 2.45 17 0 0 0.073 0.98 0.5
Ben Flowers 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 2 0 0.014 0.55 0.4
Team Totals 9 11 5 5 5 6 2 5.00 40 39 5 0 -0.101 0.99 -0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: M Garcia (1; F Hatfield).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe Paparella, 1B - Jim Honochick, 2B - Frank Umont, 3B - Eddie Rommel.
Time of Game: 2:26.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Detroit Tigers
1 Al Smith RF 1 Harvey Kuenn SS
2 Bobby Avila 2B 2 Fred Hatfield 2B
3 Larry Doby CF 3 Al Kaline RF
4 Al Rosen 3B 4 Ray Boone 3B
5 Ralph Kiner LF 5 Jay Porter 1B
6 Vic Wertz 1B 6 Jim Delsing LF
7 George Strickland SS 7 Bill Tuttle CF
8 Jim Hegan C 8 Frank House C
9 Mike Garcia P 9 Billy Hoeft P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-4 2 12- RR DET A. Kaline M. Garcia -21% 61% Triple to CF; Malmberg Scores; Kuenn Scores
t5 2-1 0 1-- RR CLE A. Smith G. Zuverink 16% 84% Home Run; Garcia Scores
b1 0-2 1 1-- R DET A. Kaline M. Garcia -14% 51% Triple to CF; Hatfield Scores
t7 4-3 0 12- OO CLE B. Avila A. Aber -12% 67% Fly Ball Double Play: RF-SS
t1 0-0 2 -2- R CLE A. Rosen B. Hoeft 9% 58% Single to CF; Smith Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Billy Hoeft facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CLE A. Smith B. Hoeft 4% 54% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- CLE B. Avila B. Hoeft 2% 56% Smith Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O CLE B. Avila B. Hoeft -4% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 -2- O CLE L. Doby B. Hoeft -3% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 -2- R CLE A. Rosen B. Hoeft 9% 58% Single to CF; Smith Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- CLE R. Kiner B. Hoeft 2% 59% Walk; Rosen to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- CLE V. Wertz B. Hoeft 3% 62% Walk; Rosen to 3B; Kiner to 2B
t1 1-0 2 123 R CLE G. Strickland B. Hoeft 9% 71% Walk; Rosen Scores; Kiner to 3B; Wertz to 2B
George Zuverink replaces Billy Hoeft pitching and batting 9th
t1 2-0 2 123 O CLE J. Hegan G. Zuverink -5% 66% Flyball: SS
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- O DET H. Kuenn M. Garcia 2% 68% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-2 1 --- DET F. Hatfield M. Garcia -3% 65% Walk
b1 0-2 1 1-- R DET A. Kaline M. Garcia -14% 51% Triple to CF; Hatfield Scores
b1 1-2 1 --3 O DET R. Boone M. Garcia 6% 57% Foul Flyball: 1B
b1 1-2 2 --3 O DET J. Porter M. Garcia 4% 61% Foul Flyball: 1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 1.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' George Zuverink facing 9-1-2
t2 2-1 0 --- O CLE M. Garcia G. Zuverink -2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 2-1 1 --- CLE A. Smith G. Zuverink 2% 61% Single to SS
t2 2-1 1 1-- OO CLE B. Avila G. Zuverink -5% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 6-7-8
b2 1-2 0 --- DET J. Delsing M. Garcia -4% 52% Single to CF
b2 1-2 0 1-- O DET B. Tuttle M. Garcia 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B; Delsing to 2B
b2 1-2 1 -2- DET F. House M. Garcia -2% 52% Walk
b2 1-2 1 12- O DET G. Zuverink M. Garcia 4% 56% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Delsing to 3B
b2 1-2 2 1-3 O DET H. Kuenn M. Garcia 5% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' George Zuverink facing 3-4-5
t3 2-1 0 --- O CLE L. Doby G. Zuverink -2% 59% Flyball: CF
t3 2-1 1 --- O CLE A. Rosen G. Zuverink -2% 58% Strikeout Looking
t3 2-1 2 --- O CLE R. Kiner G. Zuverink -1% 57% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 2-3-4
b3 1-2 0 --- O DET F. Hatfield M. Garcia 3% 60% Flyball: CF
b3 1-2 1 --- O DET A. Kaline M. Garcia 2% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-2 2 --- O DET R. Boone M. Garcia 1% 63% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 1.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' George Zuverink facing 6-7-8
t4 2-1 0 --- O CLE V. Wertz G. Zuverink -2% 61% Flyball: LF
t4 2-1 1 --- O CLE G. Strickland G. Zuverink -2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-1 2 --- O CLE J. Hegan G. Zuverink -1% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 5-6-7
b4 1-2 0 --- O DET J. Porter M. Garcia 3% 61% Strikeout Looking
b4 1-2 1 --- O DET J. Delsing M. Garcia 2% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-2 2 --- O DET B. Tuttle M. Garcia 1% 64% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 1.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' George Zuverink facing 9-1-2
t5 2-1 0 --- CLE M. Garcia G. Zuverink 4% 68% Single to LF
t5 2-1 0 1-- RR CLE A. Smith G. Zuverink 16% 84% Home Run; Garcia Scores
t5 4-1 0 --- CLE B. Avila G. Zuverink 2% 86% Single to RF
t5 4-1 0 1-- O CLE L. Doby G. Zuverink -2% 84% Strikeout
t5 4-1 1 1-- OO CLE A. Rosen G. Zuverink -3% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 8-9-1
b5 1-4 0 --- O DET F. House M. Garcia 3% 84% Flyball: LF
Ferris Fain pinch hits for George Zuverink (P) batting 9th
b5 1-4 1 --- DET F. Fain M. Garcia -3% 81% Single to CF
Harry Malmberg pinch runs for Ferris Fain (PH) batting 9th
b5 1-4 1 1-- DET H. Kuenn M. Garcia -5% 77% Single to LF; Malmberg to 2B
b5 1-4 1 12- O DET F. Hatfield M. Garcia 5% 82% Flyball: LF
b5 1-4 2 12- RR DET A. Kaline M. Garcia -21% 61% Triple to CF; Malmberg Scores; Kuenn Scores
b5 3-4 2 --3 O DET R. Boone M. Garcia 6% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Tigers 3.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-3, Tigers' Al Aber facing 5-6-7
Al Aber replaces Harry Malmberg (PR) pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-3 0 --- CLE R. Kiner A. Aber 4% 70% Single to 2B
t6 4-3 0 1-- O CLE V. Wertz A. Aber -4% 67% Flyball: 3B
t6 4-3 1 1-- O CLE G. Strickland A. Aber -3% 64% Strikeout
t6 4-3 2 1-- O CLE J. Hegan A. Aber -3% 61% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-4, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 5-6-7
b6 3-4 0 --- O DET J. Porter M. Garcia 4% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 3-4 1 --- O DET J. Delsing M. Garcia 3% 68% Flyball: 3B
b6 3-4 2 --- DET B. Tuttle M. Garcia -2% 66% Single to RF
b6 3-4 2 1-- O DET F. House M. Garcia 4% 70% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Tigers 3.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-3, Tigers' Al Aber facing 9-1-2
t7 4-3 0 --- CLE M. Garcia A. Aber 4% 74% Single to LF
t7 4-3 0 1-- CLE A. Smith A. Aber 5% 79% Single to CF; Garcia to 2B
t7 4-3 0 12- OO CLE B. Avila A. Aber -12% 67% Fly Ball Double Play: RF-SS
t7 4-3 2 1-- O CLE L. Doby A. Aber -3% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-4, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 9-1-2
b7 3-4 0 --- O DET A. Aber M. Garcia 5% 69% Strikeout Looking
b7 3-4 1 --- O DET H. Kuenn M. Garcia 3% 73% Flyball: 2B
b7 3-4 2 --- DET F. Hatfield M. Garcia -3% 70% Hit By Pitch
b7 3-4 2 1-- O DET A. Kaline M. Garcia 5% 75% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Tigers 3.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-3, Tigers' Al Aber facing 4-5-6
t8 4-3 0 --- CLE A. Rosen A. Aber 3% 78% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Rosen to 1B
t8 4-3 0 1-- O CLE R. Kiner A. Aber -3% 75% Flyball: CF
t8 4-3 1 1-- CLE V. Wertz A. Aber 3% 79% Walk; Rosen to 2B
Joe Altobelli pinch runs for Vic Wertz (1B) batting 6th
t8 4-3 1 12- OO CLE G. Strickland A. Aber -8% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-4, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 4-5-6
Joe Altobelli moves from PR to 1B
b8 3-4 0 --- O DET R. Boone M. Garcia 6% 76% Flyball: CF
b8 3-4 1 --- O DET J. Porter M. Garcia 5% 81% Flyball: CF
b8 3-4 2 --- O DET J. Delsing M. Garcia 3% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Tigers 3.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-3, Tigers' Al Aber facing 8-9-1
t9 4-3 0 --- R CLE J. Hegan A. Aber 9% 93% Home Run
t9 5-3 0 --- O CLE M. Garcia A. Aber -1% 92% Strikeout; Garcia out at 1B/C-1B
t9 5-3 1 --- O CLE A. Smith A. Aber -1% 92% Flyball: CF
t9 5-3 2 --- CLE B. Avila A. Aber 0% 92% Walk
t9 5-3 2 1-- CLE L. Doby A. Aber 1% 93% Single to RF; Avila to 2B
Ben Flowers replaces Al Aber pitching and batting 9th
t9 5-3 2 12- O CLE A. Rosen B. Flowers -1% 91% Foul Flyball: C
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 5, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-5, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 7-8-9
b9 3-5 0 --- O DET B. Tuttle M. Garcia 5% 96% Strikeout
b9 3-5 1 --- O DET F. House M. Garcia 3% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
Red Wilson pinch hits for Ben Flowers (P) batting 9th
b9 3-5 2 --- O DET R. Wilson M. Garcia 1% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Tigers 3.

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