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Scores
Standings
WSH
@BAL
2
4
CLE
@DET
6
9
CHW
@KCA
1
2
BOS
@NYY
12
4
SFG
@CHC
6
4
 
(8)
CIN
@PHI
8
3
MLN
@PIT
8
10
LAD
@STL
4
3
Saturday, August 15, 1959,
, Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 12,330, Time of Game: 2:40
Indians
6
67-49
 Lost 2 
2nd, 3½ GB
at Tigers
9
57-60
 Won 2 
5th, 14 GB
W: Jim Bunning (11-10)
L: Herb Score (9-10)
S: Tom Morgan (4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         2  0  2   0  2  0   0  0  0    6  7  2
Tigers          0  2  5   0  0  1   0  1  X    9 11  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Vic Power 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .301 .345 .433 .778 0.028 1.21 0.092 -0.064 0.3 8 0
Minnie Minoso LF 3 2 1 2 0 0 4 .303 .381 .480 .862 0.069 1.17 0.112 -0.043 0.9 0 0 HR,HBP
Tito Francona CF 3 2 3 4 0 0 4 .390 .426 .629 1.055 0.363 1.32 0.370 -0.006 3.3 3 0 2·HR,SF
Rocky Colavito RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .272 .350 .545 .895 -0.114 1.15 0.000 -0.114 -0.9 4 0
Jim Baxes 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .255 .320 .486 .806 -0.152 1.16 0.000 -0.152 -1.1 0 4 GDP
Russ Nixon C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .203 .251 .264 .515 -0.011 0.78 0.041 -0.052 -0.4 6 1
Woodie Held 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .245 .309 .439 .747 -0.079 0.80 0.000 -0.079 -0.7 1 0
George Strickland SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .320 .328 .647 -0.011 0.68 0.040 -0.051 -0.1 2 2
Herb Score P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .098 .130 .098 .228 -0.025 0.99 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 0 0
   Mudcat Grant P 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .186 .205 .256 .460 0.065 1.58 0.065 0.000 0.6 0 1
   Jack Harshman PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .344 .292 .635 -0.035 1.35 0.000 -0.035 -0.2
   Al Cicotte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 6 7 6 1 5 35 .219 .257 .500 .757 0.098 1.06 0.720 -0.621 1.4 24 8
HR: M Minoso (18, off J Bunning, 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out); T Francona 2 (15, 2 off J Bunning, 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out; 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
SF: T Francona (4, off J Bunning).
HBP: M Minoso (11, by J Bunning).
TB: T Francona 9; M Minoso 4; V Power; R Nixon; G Strickland.
GIDP: J Baxes (12).
RBI: T Francona 4 (60); M Minoso 2 (75).
2-out RBI: T Francona 2.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
PB: R Nixon (4).
E: W Held 2 (13).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Yost 3B 3 1 0 1 2 0 5 .264 .427 .409 .836 0.153 1.25 0.183 -0.030 1.4 3 0
Frank Bolling 2B 5 1 1 1 0 2 5 .257 .333 .382 .716 -0.019 1.38 0.129 -0.148 -0.4 3 2 2B
Harvey Kuenn RF 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .351 .408 .502 .911 0.088 1.22 0.135 -0.046 1.3 3 0
Al Kaline CF 4 0 1 2 1 1 5 .325 .400 .538 .938 0.058 1.55 0.167 -0.109 0.5 4 0
Charlie Maxwell LF 4 2 2 2 1 0 5 .247 .354 .473 .827 0.152 0.94 0.225 -0.073 1.2 2 0 2·HR,IW
Gus Zernial 1B 3 2 2 1 1 1 4 .243 .276 .461 .737 0.178 0.71 0.188 -0.010 1.8 0 0 HR,2B
   Tom Morgan P 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .381 .381 .667 1.048 0.029 0.51 0.029 0.000 1.0 0 2
Lou Berberet C 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .223 .291 .362 .653 -0.074 0.73 0.014 -0.088 -1.3 7 0 2B
Rocky Bridges SS 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .278 .326 .362 .688 0.030 0.83 0.068 -0.038 -0.0 2 1
   Neil Chrisley PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .220 .352 .572 -0.006 0.22 0.000 -0.006 -0.4
   Coot Veal SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .195 .276 .241 .517 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jim Bunning P 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .167 .214 .242 .457 0.019 1.36 0.068 -0.048 0.0 0 0
   Gail Harris 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .218 .289 .346 .635 -0.011 0.42 0.000 -0.011 -0.2 3 0
Team Totals 36 9 11 9 8 6 44 .306 .432 .639 1.071 0.597 1.07 1.206 -0.607 4.9 27 5
2B: F Bolling (10, off M Grant); G Zernial (4, off M Grant); L Berberet (8, off M Grant).
HR: C Maxwell 2 (25, 1 off H Score, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs, 1 off M Grant, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out); G Zernial (7, off H Score, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
IBB: C Maxwell (3, by A Cicotte).
TB: C Maxwell 8; G Zernial 6; F Bolling 2; H Kuenn 2; L Berberet 2; R Bridges; T Morgan; A Kaline.
RBI: A Kaline 2 (68); C Maxwell 2 (76); F Bolling (30); E Yost (44); G Zernial (24); T Morgan (4); H Kuenn (51).
2-out RBI: A Kaline 2; F Bolling; H Kuenn.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 4 for 18.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Morgan-F Bolling-G Harris.

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Herb Score, L (9-10) 2.1 4 5 4 5 2 2 4.45 17 28 -0.338 1.65 -3.0
Mudcat Grant 3.2 5 3 3 2 4 1 4.38 18 1 1 -0.257 0.91 -1.9
Al Cicotte 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 3.76 9 0 0 -0.002 0.32 0.0
Team Totals 8 11 9 8 8 6 3 9.00 44 28 1 1 -0.597 1.07 -4.9

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Bunning, W (11-10) 6 6 6 6 1 4 3 4.44 26 39 -0.280 1.03 -2.9
Tom Morgan, S (4) 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.54 9 0 0 0.183 1.14 1.6
Team Totals 9 7 6 6 1 5 3 6.00 35 39 0 0 -0.097 1.06 -1.3
Balks: None.
WP: H Score (13).
HBP: J Bunning (7; M Minoso).
IBB: A Cicotte (2; C Maxwell).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Napp, 1B - John Rice, 2B - Eddie Rommel, 3B - Johnny Stevens.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: 12,330.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Detroit Tigers
1 Vic Power 1B 1 Eddie Yost 3B
2 Minnie Minoso LF 2 Frank Bolling 2B
3 Tito Francona CF 3 Harvey Kuenn RF
4 Rocky Colavito RF 4 Al Kaline CF
5 Jim Baxes 2B 5 Charlie Maxwell LF
6 Russ Nixon C 6 Gus Zernial 1B
7 Woodie Held 3B 7 Lou Berberet C
8 George Strickland SS 8 Rocky Bridges SS
9 Herb Score P 9 Jim Bunning P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 2-2 2 1-- RR CLE T. Francona J. Bunning -21% 32% Home Run; Minoso Scores
b3 5-4 2 123 RR DET A. Kaline M. Grant 16% 84% Single; Yost Scores; Bolling Scores; Kuenn to 3B/Safe on E5 (catch); Kaline to 2B
b3 4-4 2 12- R DET F. Bolling M. Grant 13% 68% Double; Bridges Scores; Yost to 3B
b3 3-4 0 --- R DET G. Zernial H. Score 12% 56% Home Run
b6 7-6 1 --- R DET C. Maxwell M. Grant 11% 83% Home Run

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' Jim Bunning facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE V. Power J. Bunning 2% 52% Lineout: 3B
t1 0-0 1 --- R CLE M. Minoso J. Bunning -10% 42% Home Run
t1 1-0 1 --- R CLE T. Francona J. Bunning -9% 33% Home Run
t1 2-0 1 --- O CLE R. Colavito J. Bunning 1% 34% Strikeout Looking
t1 2-0 2 --- O CLE J. Baxes J. Bunning 1% 35% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Herb Score facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- DET E. Yost H. Score 4% 39% Walk
b1 0-2 0 1-- DET F. Bolling H. Score 2% 41% Wild Pitch; Yost to 2B
b1 0-2 0 -2- O DET F. Bolling H. Score -4% 37% Popfly: SS
b1 0-2 1 -2- O DET H. Kuenn H. Score -4% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-2 2 -2- DET A. Kaline H. Score 1% 35% Walk
b1 0-2 2 12- O DET C. Maxwell H. Score -4% 30% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 6-7-8
t2 2-0 0 --- O CLE R. Nixon J. Bunning 2% 32% Flyball: RF
t2 2-0 1 --- O CLE W. Held J. Bunning 1% 33% Flyball: LF
t2 2-0 2 --- O CLE G. Strickland J. Bunning 1% 34% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Herb Score facing 6-7-8
b2 0-2 0 --- DET G. Zernial H. Score 4% 38% Walk
b2 0-2 0 1-- O DET L. Berberet H. Score -4% 34% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-2 1 1-- DET R. Bridges H. Score 4% 38% Walk; Zernial to 2B
b2 0-2 1 12- DET J. Bunning H. Score 7% 45% Walk; Zernial to 3B; Bridges to 2B
b2 0-2 1 123 R DET E. Yost H. Score 10% 55% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Zernial Scores; Bridges to 3B; Bunning to 2B
b2 1-2 1 123 O DET F. Bolling H. Score -8% 47% Strikeout
b2 1-2 2 123 R DET H. Kuenn H. Score 10% 58% Single; Bridges Scores/unER; Bunning to 3B; Yost to 2B
b2 2-2 2 123 O DET A. Kaline H. Score -8% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 2.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 9-1-2
t3 2-2 0 --- O CLE H. Score J. Bunning 3% 53% Popfly: SS
t3 2-2 1 --- O CLE V. Power J. Bunning 2% 54% Popfly: SS
t3 2-2 2 --- CLE M. Minoso J. Bunning -1% 53% Hit By Pitch
t3 2-2 2 1-- RR CLE T. Francona J. Bunning -21% 32% Home Run; Minoso Scores
t3 4-2 2 --- O CLE R. Colavito J. Bunning 1% 33% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-4, Indians' Herb Score facing 5-6-7
b3 2-4 0 --- R DET C. Maxwell H. Score 11% 44% Home Run
b3 3-4 0 --- R DET G. Zernial H. Score 12% 56% Home Run
b3 4-4 0 --- O DET L. Berberet H. Score -3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 4-4 1 --- DET R. Bridges H. Score 3% 56% Single
Mudcat Grant replaces Herb Score pitching and batting 9th
b3 4-4 1 1-- O DET J. Bunning M. Grant -3% 53% Strikeout
b3 4-4 2 1-- DET E. Yost M. Grant 2% 55% Walk; Bridges to 2B
b3 4-4 2 12- R DET F. Bolling M. Grant 13% 68% Double; Bridges Scores; Yost to 3B
b3 5-4 2 -23 DET H. Kuenn M. Grant 1% 69% Walk
b3 5-4 2 123 RR DET A. Kaline M. Grant 16% 84% Single; Yost Scores; Bolling Scores; Kuenn to 3B/Safe on E5 (catch); Kaline to 2B
b3 7-4 2 -23 O DET C. Maxwell M. Grant -3% 81% Groundout: P-1B
5 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 4, Tigers 7.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 4-7, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 5-6-7
t4 4-7 0 --- O CLE J. Baxes J. Bunning 2% 84% Popfly: 3B
t4 4-7 1 --- O CLE R. Nixon J. Bunning 1% 85% Flyball: CF
t4 4-7 2 --- O CLE W. Held J. Bunning 1% 86% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Tigers 7.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 7-4, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 6-7-8
b4 7-4 0 --- DET G. Zernial M. Grant 3% 89% Double
b4 7-4 0 -2- O DET L. Berberet M. Grant -2% 87% Popfly: SS
b4 7-4 1 -2- O DET R. Bridges M. Grant -2% 85% Flyball: RF
b4 7-4 2 -2- O DET J. Bunning M. Grant -2% 84% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Tigers 7.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 4-7, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 8-9-1
t5 4-7 0 --- CLE G. Strickland J. Bunning -4% 80% Single
t5 4-7 0 1-- CLE M. Grant J. Bunning -6% 73% Walk; Strickland to 2B
t5 4-7 0 12- CLE V. Power J. Bunning -9% 64% Single; Strickland to 3B; Grant to 2B
t5 4-7 0 123 RO CLE M. Minoso J. Bunning 3% 67% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Strickland Scores; Grant to 3B
t5 5-7 1 1-3 RO CLE T. Francona J. Bunning 1% 68% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Grant Scores
t5 6-7 2 1-- O CLE R. Colavito J. Bunning 3% 71% Foul Flyball: C
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 6, Tigers 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 7-6, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 1-2-3
b5 7-6 0 --- O DET E. Yost M. Grant -2% 69% Flyball: RF
b5 7-6 1 --- O DET F. Bolling M. Grant -2% 67% Strikeout
b5 7-6 2 --- O DET H. Kuenn M. Grant -1% 66% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 6, Tigers 7.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 6-7, Tigers' Jim Bunning facing 5-6-7
t6 6-7 0 --- O CLE J. Baxes J. Bunning 4% 70% Flyball: LF
t6 6-7 1 --- CLE R. Nixon J. Bunning -4% 66% Single
t6 6-7 1 1-- O CLE W. Held J. Bunning 5% 70% Foul Flyball: C
t6 6-7 2 1-- O CLE G. Strickland J. Bunning 4% 74% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 6, Tigers 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 7-6, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 4-5-6
b6 7-6 0 --- O DET A. Kaline M. Grant -2% 72% Strikeout
b6 7-6 1 --- R DET C. Maxwell M. Grant 11% 83% Home Run
b6 8-6 1 --- O DET G. Zernial M. Grant -1% 82% Strikeout
b6 8-6 2 --- DET L. Berberet M. Grant 1% 84% Double
b6 8-6 2 -2- O DET R. Bridges M. Grant -2% 81% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 6, Tigers 8.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 6-8, Tigers' Tom Morgan facing 9-1-2
Tom Morgan replaces Gus Zernial (1B) pitching and batting 6th
Gail Harris replaces Jim Bunning (P) playing 1B batting 9th
Jack Harshman pinch hits for Mudcat Grant (P) batting 9th
t7 6-8 0 --- O CLE J. Harshman T. Morgan 3% 85% Flyball: CF
t7 6-8 1 --- O CLE V. Power T. Morgan 2% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 6-8 2 --- O CLE M. Minoso T. Morgan 1% 89% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 6, Tigers 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 8-6, Indians' Al Cicotte facing 9-1-2
Al Cicotte replaces Jack Harshman (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 8-6 0 --- O DET G. Harris A. Cicotte -1% 88% Foul Flyball: 1B
b7 8-6 1 --- O DET E. Yost A. Cicotte -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 8-6 2 --- O DET F. Bolling A. Cicotte -1% 86% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 6, Tigers 8.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 6-8, Tigers' Tom Morgan facing 3-4-5
t8 6-8 0 --- CLE T. Francona T. Morgan -7% 80% Single
t8 6-8 0 1-- O CLE R. Colavito T. Morgan 6% 85% Flyball: CF
t8 6-8 1 1-- OO CLE J. Baxes T. Morgan 8% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 6, Tigers 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 8-6, Indians' Al Cicotte facing 3-4-5
b8 8-6 0 --- DET H. Kuenn A. Cicotte 1% 95% Single
b8 8-6 0 1-- DET A. Kaline A. Cicotte 1% 96% Passed Ball; Kuenn to 2B
b8 8-6 0 -2- O DET A. Kaline A. Cicotte -1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 8-6 1 -2- DET C. Maxwell A. Cicotte 0% 95% Intentional Walk
b8 8-6 1 12- R DET T. Morgan A. Cicotte 3% 98% Single; Kuenn Scores; Maxwell to 2B
b8 9-6 1 12- O DET L. Berberet A. Cicotte -1% 97% Flyball: RF
Neil Chrisley pinch hits for Rocky Bridges (SS) batting 8th
b8 9-6 2 12- O DET N. Chrisley A. Cicotte -1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 6, Tigers 9.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 6-9, Tigers' Tom Morgan facing 6-7-8
Coot Veal replaces Neil Chrisley (PH) playing SS batting 8th
t9 6-9 0 --- O CLE R. Nixon T. Morgan 2% 99% Groundout: P-1B
t9 6-9 1 --- O CLE W. Held T. Morgan 1% 100% Strikeout
t9 6-9 2 --- O CLE G. Strickland T. Morgan 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 6, Tigers 9.

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