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@BAL
0
6
NYY
@BOS
7
4
KCA
@CHW
3
2
KCA
@CHW
1
5
CLE
@DET
1
11
STL
@CIN
2
3
 
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@CIN
4
5
CHC
@MLN
4
7
PHI
@NYG
6
2
BRO
@PIT
8
3
Sunday, September 23, 1956,
, Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 13,300, Time of Game: 2:38
Indians
1
85-64
 Lost 1 
2nd, 10½ GB
at Tigers
11
78-70
 Won 1 
5th, 17 GB
W: Frank Lary (20-13)
L: Bob Lemon (20-14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  2  1
Tigers          1  4  1   0  0  0   5  0  X   11 19  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Smith LF 2 0 0 0 2 1 .270 .802 0.071 0.48 0.073 -0.003 0.5 1 1
Bobby Avila 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .227 .647 -0.077 0.77 0.000 -0.077 -0.8 5 1
Vic Wertz 1B 2 0 0 0 2 0 .258 .857 0.002 0.64 0.035 -0.033 0.4 7 2
Al Rosen 3B 3 0 0 1 0 0 .273 .797 -0.070 0.73 0.000 -0.070 -1.2 0 2 SF
Rocky Colavito RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .911 -0.057 0.55 0.000 -0.057 -1.4 2 0
Dave Pope CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .228 .522 -0.034 0.33 0.000 -0.034 -0.2 0 1
Jim Hegan C 2 0 0 0 1 0 .221 .659 -0.018 0.30 0.002 -0.021 -0.2 3 0
   Earl Averill C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .706 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.4 2 0
George Strickland SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 .208 .594 -0.020 0.37 0.000 -0.020 -0.4 3 3
   Gene Woodling PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .790 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.2
   Chico Carrasquel SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .649 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.3 1 1
Bob Lemon P 0 0 0 0 1 0 .196 .633 0.023 0.53 0.023 0.000 0.4 0 1
   Mike Garcia P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .115 .295 -0.005 0.20 0.000 -0.005 -0.2 0 1
   Joe Caffie PH 0 1 0 0 0 0 .263 .596 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 0.4 HBP
   Ray Narleski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .393 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Preston Ward PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .789 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2
Team Totals 28 1 2 1 6 3 .071 .321 -0.189 0.46 0.133 -0.324 -3.8 24 13
SF: A Rosen (6, off F Lary).
HBP: J Caffie (2, by F Lary).
TB: D Pope; B Avila.
RBI: A Rosen (59).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
PB: J Hegan (2).
E: B Lemon (6).
Outfield Assists: A Smith (A Kaline at 2nd base); D Pope (H Kuenn at home plate).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Harvey Kuenn SS 5 2 5 3 0 0 .332 .857 0.085 0.34 0.085 0.000 3.0 1 2 2B
Jack Phillips 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .310 .769 -0.025 0.38 0.000 -0.025 -1.5 4 1 SH
Charlie Maxwell LF 5 1 2 3 0 0 .331 .959 -0.056 0.33 0.002 -0.057 0.9 6 0 HR
Al Kaline RF 3 0 3 1 2 0 .313 .907 0.093 0.33 0.096 -0.003 1.3 2 0
Ray Boone 3B 5 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .900 -0.041 0.28 0.000 -0.041 -1.8 0 3
Bill Tuttle CF 4 2 2 0 1 1 .248 .648 0.028 0.22 0.034 -0.006 0.6 5 0
Frank Bolling 2B 5 3 4 1 0 0 .287 .804 0.074 0.31 0.076 -0.003 2.6 4 1 HR,3B
Red Wilson C 5 1 3 1 0 0 .286 .842 0.075 0.35 0.077 -0.003 1.2 4 0
Frank Lary P 4 2 0 1 0 0 .173 .456 0.078 0.28 0.084 -0.006 0.5 1 0 SH
Team Totals 40 11 19 10 3 2 .475 1.212 0.311 0.31 0.454 -0.144 6.8 27 7
2B: H Kuenn (32, off B Lemon).
3B: F Bolling (6, off R Narleski).
HR: F Bolling (7, off B Lemon; 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); C Maxwell (26, off M Garcia; 7th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
SH: F Lary (6, off B Lemon); J Phillips (1, off M Garcia).
TB: F Bolling 9; H Kuenn 6; C Maxwell 5; R Wilson 3; A Kaline 3; B Tuttle 2.
RBI: C Maxwell 3 (78); H Kuenn 3 (84); R Wilson (34); F Bolling (42); A Kaline (123); F Lary (12).
2-out RBI: C Maxwell 3; A Kaline.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 7 for 16.

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Lemon, L (20-14) 2.1 7 6 5 1 0 1 3.03 16 20 -0.323 0.78 -4.7
Mike Garcia 4.2 11 5 5 2 1 1 3.78 25 0 0 0.012 0.05 -2.6
Ray Narleski 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.45 4 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 8 19 11 10 3 2 2 11.25 45 20 0 0 -0.311 0.31 -6.8

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Frank Lary, W (20-13) 9 2 1 1 6 3 0 3.22 36 76 0.189 0.46 3.8
Team Totals 9 2 1 1 6 3 0 1.00 36 76 0.189 0.46 3.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: F Lary (12; J Caffie).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eddie Rommel, 1B - Johnny Stevens, 2B - Frank Tabacchi, 3B - Ed Runge.
Time of Game: 2:38.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Detroit Tigers
1 Al Smith LF 1 Harvey Kuenn SS
2 Bobby Avila 2B 2 Jack Phillips 1B
3 Vic Wertz 1B 3 Charlie Maxwell LF
4 Al Rosen 3B 4 Al Kaline RF
5 Rocky Colavito RF 5 Ray Boone 3B
6 Dave Pope CF 6 Bill Tuttle CF
7 Jim Hegan C 7 Frank Bolling 2B
8 George Strickland SS 8 Red Wilson C
9 Bob Lemon P 9 Frank Lary P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 -2- R DET A. Kaline B. Lemon 9% 62% Single to RF; Kuenn Scores
b2 2-0 0 12- R DET F. Lary B. Lemon 8% 89% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; Lary to 2B; Wilson to 3B; Bolling Scores/No RBI
b2 1-0 0 12- R DET R. Wilson B. Lemon 7% 81% Single to LF; Bolling to 2B; Tuttle Scores
b2 1-0 0 1-- DET F. Bolling B. Lemon 5% 73% Single to LF; Tuttle to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- O CLE A. Rosen F. Lary 4% 51% Foul Flyball: C

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' Frank Lary facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CLE A. Smith F. Lary -3% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CLE B. Avila F. Lary 3% 50% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- CLE V. Wertz F. Lary -4% 46% Walk; Smith to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- O CLE A. Rosen F. Lary 4% 51% Foul Flyball: C
t1 0-0 2 12- O CLE R. Colavito F. Lary 4% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- DET H. Kuenn B. Lemon 3% 58% Single to RF
b1 0-0 0 1-- O DET J. Phillips B. Lemon -2% 57% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Kuenn to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O DET C. Maxwell B. Lemon -3% 53% Foul Flyball: C
b1 0-0 2 -2- R DET A. Kaline B. Lemon 9% 62% Single to RF; Kuenn Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- O DET R. Boone B. Lemon -2% 60% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 6-7-8
t2 0-1 0 --- O CLE D. Pope F. Lary 2% 63% Flyball: 2B
t2 0-1 1 --- O CLE J. Hegan F. Lary 2% 64% Flyball: LF
t2 0-1 2 --- O CLE G. Strickland F. Lary 1% 66% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- DET B. Tuttle B. Lemon 3% 69% Single to 3B
b2 1-0 0 1-- DET F. Bolling B. Lemon 5% 73% Single to LF; Tuttle to 2B
b2 1-0 0 12- R DET R. Wilson B. Lemon 7% 81% Single to LF; Bolling to 2B; Tuttle Scores
b2 2-0 0 12- R DET F. Lary B. Lemon 8% 89% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; Lary to 2B; Wilson to 3B; Bolling Scores/No RBI
b2 3-0 0 -23 RR DET H. Kuenn B. Lemon 4% 93% Double to RF; Lary Scores/unER; Wilson Scores
b2 5-0 0 -2- O DET J. Phillips B. Lemon -0% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B; Kuenn to 3B
b2 5-0 1 --3 O DET C. Maxwell B. Lemon -2% 91% Popfly: SS
b2 5-0 2 --3 DET A. Kaline B. Lemon 0% 92% Walk
b2 5-0 2 1-3 DET R. Boone B. Lemon 0% 92% Passed Ball; Kaline to 2B
b2 5-0 2 -23 O DET R. Boone B. Lemon -2% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 5.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-5, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 9-1-2
t3 0-5 0 --- CLE B. Lemon F. Lary -2% 88% Walk
t3 0-5 0 1-- CLE A. Smith F. Lary -4% 84% Walk; Lemon to 2B
t3 0-5 0 12- O CLE B. Avila F. Lary 4% 88% Flyball: CF
t3 0-5 1 12- O CLE V. Wertz F. Lary 3% 91% Flyball: CF
t3 0-5 2 12- O CLE A. Rosen F. Lary 2% 93% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 5.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-0, Indians' Bob Lemon facing 6-7-8
b3 5-0 0 --- O DET B. Tuttle B. Lemon -1% 93% Groundout: P-1B
b3 5-0 1 --- R DET F. Bolling B. Lemon 3% 95% Home Run
Mike Garcia replaces Bob Lemon pitching and batting 9th
b3 6-0 1 --- O DET R. Wilson M. Garcia -0% 95% Flyball: LF
b3 6-0 2 --- O DET F. Lary M. Garcia -0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 6.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-6, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 5-6-7
t4 0-6 0 --- O CLE R. Colavito F. Lary 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-6 1 --- O CLE D. Pope F. Lary 1% 96% Groundout: 1B-P
t4 0-6 2 --- O CLE J. Hegan F. Lary 0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
b4 6-0 0 --- DET H. Kuenn M. Garcia 0% 97% Single to CF
b4 6-0 0 1-- O DET J. Phillips M. Garcia -0% 97% Strikeout
b4 6-0 1 1-- O DET C. Maxwell M. Garcia -0% 96% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b4 6-0 2 1-- O DET A. Kaline M. Garcia -0% 96% Single to LF; Maxwell to 3B; Kaline out at 2B/LF-2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 6.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-6, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 8-9-1
t5 0-6 0 --- O CLE G. Strickland F. Lary 1% 97% Strikeout
t5 0-6 1 --- O CLE M. Garcia F. Lary 1% 97% Strikeout
t5 0-6 2 --- O CLE A. Smith F. Lary 0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 5-6-7
b5 6-0 0 --- O DET R. Boone M. Garcia -0% 97% Flyball: SS
b5 6-0 1 --- DET B. Tuttle M. Garcia 0% 98% Walk
b5 6-0 1 1-- O DET F. Bolling M. Garcia -0% 97% Foul Flyball: RF
b5 6-0 2 1-- DET R. Wilson M. Garcia 0% 98% Single to P; Tuttle to 2B
b5 6-0 2 12- O DET F. Lary M. Garcia -0% 97% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 6.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-6, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 2-3-4
t6 0-6 0 --- O CLE B. Avila F. Lary 1% 98% Flyball: LF
t6 0-6 1 --- O CLE V. Wertz F. Lary 0% 98% Flyball: CF
t6 0-6 2 --- O CLE A. Rosen F. Lary 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
b6 6-0 0 --- DET H. Kuenn M. Garcia 0% 99% Single to SS
b6 6-0 0 1-- O DET J. Phillips M. Garcia -0% 99% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Kuenn to 2B
b6 6-0 1 -2- O DET C. Maxwell M. Garcia -0% 98% Single to CF; Kuenn out at Hm/CF-C
b6 6-0 2 1-- DET A. Kaline M. Garcia 0% 99% Single to LF; Maxwell to 2B
b6 6-0 2 12- O DET R. Boone M. Garcia -0% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 6.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-6, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 5-6-7
t7 0-6 0 --- O CLE R. Colavito F. Lary 1% 99% Flyball: LF
t7 0-6 1 --- O CLE D. Pope F. Lary 0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 0-6 2 --- CLE J. Hegan F. Lary -0% 99% Walk
Gene Woodling pinch hits for George Strickland (SS) batting 8th
t7 0-6 2 1-- O CLE G. Woodling F. Lary 0% 99% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 6-7-8
Chico Carrasquel replaces Gene Woodling (PH) playing SS batting 8th
b7 6-0 0 --- DET B. Tuttle M. Garcia 0% 99% Single to CF
b7 6-0 0 1-- DET F. Bolling M. Garcia 0% 100% Single to RF; Tuttle to 2B
b7 6-0 0 12- DET R. Wilson M. Garcia 0% 100% Single to 3B; Bolling to 2B; Tuttle to 3B
b7 6-0 0 123 RO DET F. Lary M. Garcia 0% 100% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B; Bolling to 3B; Tuttle Scores
b7 7-0 1 1-3 R DET H. Kuenn M. Garcia 0% 100% Single to CF; Lary to 2B; Bolling Scores
b7 8-0 1 12- O DET J. Phillips M. Garcia -0% 100% Flyball: RF
b7 8-0 2 12- RRR DET C. Maxwell M. Garcia 0% 100% Home Run; Lary Scores; Kuenn Scores
b7 11-0 2 --- DET A. Kaline M. Garcia 0% 100% Walk
b7 11-0 2 1-- O DET R. Boone M. Garcia 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 11.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-11, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 9-1-2
Joe Caffie pinch hits for Mike Garcia (P) batting 9th
t8 0-11 0 --- CLE J. Caffie F. Lary -0% 100% Hit By Pitch
t8 0-11 0 1-- O CLE A. Smith F. Lary 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t8 0-11 1 1-- CLE B. Avila F. Lary -0% 100% Single to CF; Caffie to 2B
t8 0-11 1 12- CLE V. Wertz F. Lary -0% 100% Walk; Caffie to 3B; Avila to 2B
t8 0-11 1 123 RO CLE A. Rosen F. Lary 0% 100% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Caffie Scores
t8 1-11 2 12- O CLE R. Colavito F. Lary 0% 100% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 11.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 11-1, Indians' Ray Narleski facing 6-7-8
Ray Narleski replaces Joe Caffie (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Earl Averill replaces Jim Hegan playing C batting 7th
b8 11-1 0 --- O DET B. Tuttle R. Narleski -0% 100% Strikeout
b8 11-1 1 --- DET F. Bolling R. Narleski 0% 100% Triple to LF
b8 11-1 1 --3 O DET R. Wilson R. Narleski -0% 100% Fielder's Choice 3B; Bolling out at Hm/3B-C
b8 11-1 2 1-- O DET F. Lary R. Narleski 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 11.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-11, Tigers' Frank Lary facing 6-7-8
t9 1-11 0 --- CLE D. Pope F. Lary 0% 100% Single to LF
t9 1-11 0 1-- O CLE E. Averill F. Lary 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t9 1-11 1 1-- O CLE C. Carrasquel F. Lary 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
Preston Ward pinch hits for Ray Narleski (P) batting 9th
t9 1-11 2 1-- O CLE P. Ward F. Lary 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 11.

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