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Standings
DET
@CHW
0
14
CLE
@KCA
4
2
NYY
@WSH
8
4
STL
@CIN
4
6
CHC
@MLN
0
5
BRO
@PHI
2
1
Friday, July 6, 1956,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 16,171, Time of Game: 2:35
Indians
4
43-30
 Won 1 
3rd, 5½ GB
at Athletics
2
27-47
 Lost 1 
8th, 22 GB
W: Mike Garcia (6-7)
L: Troy Herriage (1-8)
S: Don Mossi (5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   4  0  0   0  0  0    4  5  0
Athletics       2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2 11  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
George Strickland 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .224 .348 .310 .658 -0.060 0.58 0.000 -0.060 -0.8 0 3
Gene Woodling LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .295 .433 .439 .872 0.057 0.60 0.082 -0.025 0.6 4 1 2B
Al Smith RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .301 .408 .494 .902 -0.124 0.82 0.000 -0.124 -1.5 0 0 GDP
Vic Wertz 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .287 .390 .537 .927 -0.001 0.78 0.044 -0.045 -0.3 8 0
Al Rosen 3B 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .312 .410 .537 .946 0.103 0.90 0.110 -0.006 0.9 3 3
Jim Busby CF 4 1 2 4 0 0 4 .228 .290 .366 .656 0.331 1.33 0.354 -0.023 2.7 3 0 HR
Chico Carrasquel SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .257 .342 .342 .685 -0.087 1.07 0.020 -0.107 -0.9 3 3 GDP
Earl Averill C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .197 .312 .348 .660 -0.079 0.79 0.000 -0.079 -1.0 4 0 GDP
   Jim Hegan C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .335 .356 .691 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Garcia P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .107 .161 .107 .268 -0.044 0.57 0.000 -0.044 -0.5 1 0
   Don Mossi P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .200 .154 .354 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 29 4 5 4 4 3 33 .172 .273 .310 .583 0.096 0.83 0.610 -0.513 -0.7 * 10
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: G Woodling (10, off T Herriage).
HR: J Busby (8, off T Herriage, 4th inn, 3 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: J Busby 5; G Woodling 2; A Smith; V Wertz.
GIDP: C Carrasquel (7); A Smith (6); E Averill (2).
RBI: J Busby 4 (34).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 2 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Strickland-C Carrasquel-V Wertz.
PB: E Averill (2).
Outfield Assists: G Woodling (G Zernial at 2nd base).

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Vic Power 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .288 .330 .420 .750 -0.134 0.90 0.000 -0.134 -1.3 16 0
Enos Slaughter RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .288 .382 .431 .813 0.051 0.98 0.106 -0.055 0.4 0 1 2B
Gus Zernial LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .234 .332 .450 .782 -0.057 1.05 0.035 -0.091 -0.4 2 0
Harry Simpson CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .306 .344 .525 .869 -0.030 1.45 0.063 -0.094 0.1 2 0
Hector Lopez 2B-3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .294 .377 .494 .871 0.005 1.13 0.068 -0.063 -0.2 2 4
Joe Ginsberg C 3 0 3 1 1 0 4 .250 .345 .323 .667 0.270 1.47 0.270 0.000 2.3 3 0
Jim Finigan 3B 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .228 .318 .316 .634 -0.120 1.59 0.000 -0.120 -1.3 1 3
   Eddie Robinson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .205 .293 .386 .679 -0.213 3.92 0.000 -0.213 -1.2 GDP
   Clete Boyer 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .264 .265 .529 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Mike Baxes SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .200 .342 .267 .609 -0.077 1.27 0.046 -0.123 -0.1 1 7
Troy Herriage P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .222 .125 .347 -0.011 0.99 0.000 -0.011 -0.2 0 0 SH
   Bobby Shantz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .200 .111 .311 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rance Pless PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .361 .290 .651 -0.020 0.81 0.000 -0.020 -0.2
   Tom Gorman P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .053 .143 .053 .195 -0.035 1.23 0.000 -0.035 -0.2 0 2
   Lou Skizas PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .289 .278 .567 -0.031 1.24 0.000 -0.031 -0.2
Team Totals 35 2 11 2 1 4 37 .314 .333 .343 .676 -0.402 1.27 0.588 -0.990 -2.7 27 18
2B: E Slaughter (11, off M Garcia).
SH: T Herriage (1, off M Garcia).
TB: E Slaughter 3; J Ginsberg 3; H Simpson 2; H Lopez 2; M Baxes; G Zernial.
GIDP: E Robinson (2).
RBI: J Ginsberg (11); H Simpson (59).
2-out RBI: J Ginsberg.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 3. M Baxes-H Lopez-V Power 2; M Baxes-V Power.
E: J Finigan (10).
Outfield Assists: E Slaughter (G Woodling at 3rd base).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Garcia, W (6-7) 7.1 11 2 2 1 4 0 4.10 33 51 0.095 1.19 1.0
Don Mossi, S (5) 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.41 4 2 0 0.308 1.91 1.7
Team Totals 9 11 2 2 1 4 0 2.00 37 51 2 0 0.403 1.27 2.7

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Troy Herriage, L (1-8) 3.1 5 4 4 2 2 1 6.63 16 34 -0.305 1.18 -2.5
Bobby Shantz 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.14 1 1 0 0.042 0.94 0.5
Tom Gorman 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 4.23 16 0 0 0.166 0.47 2.6
Team Totals 9 5 4 4 4 3 1 4.00 33 34 1 0 -0.097 0.83 0.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Rice, 1B - Bill Summers, 2B - Bill McKinley, 3B - Red Flaherty.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: 16,171.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Athletics
1 George Strickland 2B 1 Vic Power 1B
2 Gene Woodling LF 2 Enos Slaughter RF
3 Al Smith RF 3 Gus Zernial LF
4 Vic Wertz 1B 4 Harry Simpson CF
5 Al Rosen 3B 5 Hector Lopez 2B
6 Jim Busby CF 6 Joe Ginsberg C
7 Chico Carrasquel SS 7 Jim Finigan 3B
8 Earl Averill C 8 Mike Baxes SS
9 Mike Garcia P 9 Troy Herriage P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-2 1 123 RRRR CLE J. Busby T. Herriage 32% 71% Home Run; Smith Scores; Wertz Scores; Rosen Scores
b8 2-4 1 1-3 OO KCA E. Robinson D. Mossi 21% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b8 2-4 1 1-- KCA J. Ginsberg M. Garcia -11% 71% Single to CF; Lopez to 3B
t2 0-2 1 12- OO CLE C. Carrasquel T. Herriage -9% 25% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
b5 2-4 0 --- KCA E. Slaughter M. Garcia -8% 63% Double to CF

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, Athletics' Troy Herriage facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE G. Strickland T. Herriage -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE G. Woodling T. Herriage -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CLE A. Smith T. Herriage -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCA V. Power M. Garcia 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- KCA E. Slaughter M. Garcia -2% 45% Single to RF
b1 0-0 1 1-- KCA G. Zernial M. Garcia -3% 41% Single to LF; Slaughter to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- RO KCA H. Simpson M. Garcia -5% 37% Single to LF; Slaughter Scores; Zernial out at 2B/LF-3B-SS; Simpson to 2B
b1 1-0 2 -2- KCA H. Lopez M. Garcia -1% 36% Single to 3B; Simpson to 3B
b1 1-0 2 1-3 R KCA J. Ginsberg M. Garcia -8% 27% Single to CF; Lopez to 2B; Simpson Scores
b1 2-0 2 12- O KCA J. Finigan M. Garcia 3% 30% Strikeout
2 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Troy Herriage facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- O CLE V. Wertz T. Herriage -2% 28% Flyball: CF
t2 0-2 1 --- CLE A. Rosen T. Herriage 3% 31% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t2 0-2 1 1-- CLE J. Busby T. Herriage 4% 34% Single to LF; Rosen to 2B
t2 0-2 1 12- OO CLE C. Carrasquel T. Herriage -9% 25% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 8-9-1
b2 2-0 0 --- KCA M. Baxes M. Garcia -2% 23% Single to P
b2 2-0 0 1-- O KCA T. Herriage M. Garcia 1% 24% Bunt Groundout: 2B-1B/Sacrifice; Baxes to 2B
b2 2-0 1 -2- KCA V. Power M. Garcia -2% 22% Passed Ball; Baxes to 3B
b2 2-0 1 --3 O KCA V. Power M. Garcia 4% 26% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 2-0 2 --3 O KCA E. Slaughter M. Garcia 3% 29% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Troy Herriage facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- O CLE E. Averill T. Herriage -3% 26% Strikeout
t3 0-2 1 --- O CLE M. Garcia T. Herriage -2% 25% Foul Flyball: 1B
t3 0-2 2 --- O CLE G. Strickland T. Herriage -1% 24% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 3-4-5
b3 2-0 0 --- O KCA G. Zernial M. Garcia 2% 25% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 2-0 1 --- KCA H. Simpson M. Garcia -2% 24% Single to RF
b3 2-0 1 1-- O KCA H. Lopez M. Garcia 2% 26% Flyball: LF
b3 2-0 2 1-- KCA J. Ginsberg M. Garcia -2% 24% Single to RF; Simpson to 3B
b3 2-0 2 1-3 O KCA J. Finigan M. Garcia 4% 27% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Troy Herriage facing 2-3-4
t4 0-2 0 --- CLE G. Woodling T. Herriage 7% 34% Double to LF
t4 0-2 0 -2- O CLE A. Smith T. Herriage -7% 28% Single to RF; Woodling out at 3B/RF-3B
t4 0-2 1 1-- CLE V. Wertz T. Herriage 4% 32% Single to RF; Smith to 2B
t4 0-2 1 12- CLE A. Rosen T. Herriage 7% 39% Walk; Wertz to 2B; Smith to 3B
t4 0-2 1 123 RRRR CLE J. Busby T. Herriage 32% 71% Home Run; Smith Scores; Wertz Scores; Rosen Scores
t4 4-2 1 --- CLE C. Carrasquel T. Herriage 2% 73% Walk
Bobby Shantz replaces Troy Herriage pitching and batting 9th
t4 4-2 1 1-- OO CLE E. Averill B. Shantz -4% 69% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 8-9-1
b4 2-4 0 --- O KCA M. Baxes M. Garcia 3% 72% Flyball: LF
Rance Pless pinch hits for Bobby Shantz (P) batting 9th
b4 2-4 1 --- O KCA R. Pless M. Garcia 2% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-4 2 --- O KCA V. Power M. Garcia 1% 75% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Tom Gorman facing 9-1-2
Tom Gorman replaces Rance Pless (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t5 4-2 0 --- O CLE M. Garcia T. Gorman -2% 73% Groundout: P-1B
t5 4-2 1 --- O CLE G. Strickland T. Gorman -1% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 4-2 2 --- O CLE G. Woodling T. Gorman -1% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 2-3-4
b5 2-4 0 --- KCA E. Slaughter M. Garcia -8% 63% Double to CF
b5 2-4 0 -2- O KCA G. Zernial M. Garcia 6% 69% Foul Flyball: 1B
b5 2-4 1 -2- O KCA H. Simpson M. Garcia 5% 73% Flyball: LF
b5 2-4 2 -2- O KCA H. Lopez M. Garcia 4% 78% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Tom Gorman facing 3-4-5
t6 4-2 0 --- O CLE A. Smith T. Gorman -2% 76% Groundout: P-1B
t6 4-2 1 --- O CLE V. Wertz T. Gorman -1% 75% Flyball: LF
t6 4-2 2 --- CLE A. Rosen T. Gorman 1% 76% Walk
t6 4-2 2 1-- O CLE J. Busby T. Gorman -2% 74% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 6-7-8
b6 2-4 0 --- KCA J. Ginsberg M. Garcia -6% 68% Walk
b6 2-4 0 1-- O KCA J. Finigan M. Garcia 5% 73% Strikeout
b6 2-4 1 1-- O KCA M. Baxes M. Garcia 5% 78% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b6 2-4 2 1-- O KCA T. Gorman M. Garcia 4% 81% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Tom Gorman facing 7-8-9
t7 4-2 0 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel T. Gorman -2% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 4-2 1 --- O CLE E. Averill T. Gorman -1% 79% Strikeout
t7 4-2 2 --- O CLE M. Garcia T. Gorman -1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 1-2-3
b7 2-4 0 --- O KCA V. Power M. Garcia 4% 82% Flyball: 3B
b7 2-4 1 --- O KCA E. Slaughter M. Garcia 3% 84% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b7 2-4 2 --- O KCA G. Zernial M. Garcia 2% 86% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Tom Gorman facing 1-2-3
t8 4-2 0 --- O CLE G. Strickland T. Gorman -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 4-2 1 --- CLE G. Woodling T. Gorman 1% 86% Walk
t8 4-2 1 1-- OO CLE A. Smith T. Gorman -3% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 4-5-6
Jim Hegan replaces Earl Averill playing C batting 8th
b8 2-4 0 --- O KCA H. Simpson M. Garcia 5% 88% Flyball: P
b8 2-4 1 --- KCA H. Lopez M. Garcia -5% 82% Single to CF
b8 2-4 1 1-- KCA J. Ginsberg M. Garcia -11% 71% Single to CF; Lopez to 3B
Don Mossi replaces Mike Garcia pitching and batting 9th
Eddie Robinson pinch hits for Jim Finigan (3B) batting 7th
b8 2-4 1 1-3 OO KCA E. Robinson D. Mossi 21% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Tom Gorman facing 4-5-6
Clete Boyer replaces Eddie Robinson (PH) playing 2B batting 7th
Hector Lopez moves from 2B to 3B
t9 4-2 0 --- O CLE V. Wertz T. Gorman -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 4-2 1 --- O CLE A. Rosen T. Gorman -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 4-2 2 --- O CLE J. Busby T. Gorman -0% 90% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Indians' Don Mossi facing 8-9-1
b9 2-4 0 --- O KCA M. Baxes D. Mossi 5% 95% Flyball: LF
Lou Skizas pinch hits for Tom Gorman (P) batting 9th
b9 2-4 1 --- O KCA L. Skizas D. Mossi 3% 98% Flyball: CF
b9 2-4 2 --- O KCA V. Power D. Mossi 2% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 2.

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