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Scores
Standings
BAL
@BOS
3
4
DET
@CHW
12
8
CLE
@KCA
2
5
NYY
@WSH
8
3
STL
@CIN
2
5
CHC
@MLN
0
5
PIT
@NYG
2
3
BRO
@PHI
3
6
Saturday, July 7, 1956,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 16,342, Time of Game: 2:05
Indians
2
43-31
 Lost 1 
3rd, 6½ GB
at Athletics
5
28-47
 Won 1 
8th, 22 GB
W: Art Ditmar (7-9)
L: Herb Score (8-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    2  6  1
Athletics       1  1  0   3  0  0   0  0  X    5  9  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
George Strickland 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .230 .356 .311 .668 0.028 0.61 0.057 -0.029 0.3 3 1
Gene Woodling LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .294 .429 .434 .862 -0.043 0.91 0.029 -0.072 -0.5 4 0
Al Smith RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .300 .406 .490 .897 -0.058 0.82 0.012 -0.070 -0.8 1 0
Vic Wertz 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .287 .388 .544 .932 -0.051 0.73 0.020 -0.070 0.2 5 0 HR
Al Rosen 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .311 .407 .541 .948 0.031 0.85 0.094 -0.064 0.2 1 3 3B
Jim Busby CF 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .225 .287 .361 .648 -0.063 0.76 0.000 -0.063 -0.8 3 0
Chico Carrasquel SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .253 .338 .337 .675 -0.044 0.42 0.000 -0.044 -0.6 1 1
Jim Hegan C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .242 .335 .356 .691 -0.009 0.43 0.013 -0.022 -0.2 6 1
Herb Score P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .158 .256 .184 .440 -0.024 0.84 0.000 -0.024 -0.2 0 0
   Dale Mitchell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .150 .370 .150 .520 -0.011 0.44 0.000 -0.011 -0.2
   Hank Aguirre P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Preston Ward PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .255 .349 .436 .785 -0.014 0.51 0.000 -0.014 -0.2
   Bob Feller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 6 2 1 6 34 .182 .206 .333 .539 -0.258 0.69 0.225 -0.483 -2.7 24 6
3B: A Rosen (2, off A Ditmar).
HR: V Wertz (19, off A Ditmar, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
TB: V Wertz 4; A Rosen 3; A Smith; G Woodling; J Hegan; G Strickland.
RBI: V Wertz (61); J Busby (35).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
E: C Carrasquel (12).

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 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .292 .333 .426 .759 0.180 0.81 0.208 -0.027 1.8 8 2 2B
Lou Skizas RF 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .282 .333 .308 .641 0.077 0.60 0.100 -0.024 1.5 2 0
Gus Zernial LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .240 .335 .469 .804 0.067 0.55 0.117 -0.051 0.7 5 0 HR,SB
Harry Simpson CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .302 .340 .518 .858 -0.064 0.63 0.000 -0.064 -1.4 2 0
Hector Lopez 2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .291 .375 .489 .864 -0.014 0.72 0.037 -0.051 -0.6 0 1
Joe Ginsberg C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .342 .320 .663 0.056 0.69 0.090 -0.034 0.1 6 0
Jim Finigan 3B 3 1 1 1 0 1 4 .230 .317 .316 .634 -0.005 0.60 0.023 -0.028 -0.5 1 3 SF
Mike Baxes SS 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .203 .338 .266 .603 0.003 0.58 0.032 -0.029 -0.2 1 3
Art Ditmar P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .160 .192 .160 .352 -0.059 0.86 0.002 -0.062 -0.6 2 1
Team Totals 32 5 9 5 2 6 35 .281 .314 .406 .721 0.241 0.66 0.609 -0.370 0.8 27 10
2B: V Power (11, off H Score).
HR: G Zernial (11, off H Score, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: J Finigan (4, off H Score).
TB: G Zernial 5; V Power 3; L Skizas 2; J Ginsberg; M Baxes; J Finigan.
RBI: V Power 2 (30); G Zernial (29); L Skizas (7); J Finigan (20).
2-out RBI: V Power 2; G Zernial; L Skizas.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Baserunning
SB: G Zernial (2, 2nd base off H Aguirre/J Hegan).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Herb Score, L (8-6) 4 8 5 5 1 4 1 2.96 20 29 -0.276 1.02 -2.9
Hank Aguirre 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 12 0 0 0.031 0.21 1.6
Bob Feller 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.33 3 0 0 0.003 0.04 0.5
Team Totals 8 9 5 5 2 6 1 5.62 35 29 0 0 -0.242 0.66 -0.8

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Art Ditmar, W (7-9) 9 6 2 2 1 6 1 3.71 34 72 0.258 0.69 2.7
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 1 6 1 2.00 34 72 0.258 0.69 2.7
Balks: None.
WP: H Score 2 (7).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Summers, 1B - Bill McKinley, 2B - Red Flaherty, 3B - John Rice.
Time of Game: 2:05.
Attendance: 16,342.
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 Lou Skizas 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 Jim Hegan C 8 Mike Baxes SS
9 Herb Score P 9 Art Ditmar P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 2-1 2 12- RR KCA V. Power H. Score 17% 85% Double to LF; Baxes Scores; Finigan Scores
b1 0-0 2 --- R KCA G. Zernial H. Score 10% 61% Home Run
t2 0-1 0 --- CLE A. Rosen A. Ditmar -9% 51% Triple to LF
b2 1-1 0 1-- KCA J. Ginsberg H. Score 9% 68% Single to RF; Lopez to 3B
b4 4-1 2 --3 R KCA L. Skizas H. Score 5% 90% Single to 3B; Power 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, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE G. Strickland A. Ditmar 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE G. Woodling A. Ditmar 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- CLE A. Smith A. Ditmar -1% 53% Single to RF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CLE V. Wertz A. Ditmar 2% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Herb Score facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCA V. Power H. Score -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCA L. Skizas H. Score -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- R KCA G. Zernial H. Score 10% 61% Home Run
b1 1-0 2 --- O KCA H. Simpson H. Score -1% 60% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- CLE A. Rosen A. Ditmar -9% 51% Triple to LF
t2 0-1 0 --3 RO CLE J. Busby A. Ditmar 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B; Rosen Scores
t2 1-1 1 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel A. Ditmar 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-1 2 --- CLE J. Hegan A. Ditmar -1% 53% Single to LF
t2 1-1 2 1-- O CLE H. Score A. Ditmar 2% 55% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Herb Score facing 5-6-7
b2 1-1 0 --- KCA H. Lopez H. Score 4% 59% Walk
b2 1-1 0 1-- KCA J. Ginsberg H. Score 9% 68% Single to RF; Lopez to 3B
b2 1-1 0 1-3 RO KCA J. Finigan H. Score -2% 66% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Lopez Scores
b2 2-1 1 1-- O KCA M. Baxes H. Score -3% 63% Strikeout
b2 2-1 2 1-- O KCA A. Ditmar H. Score -2% 61% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 2.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 1-2-3
t3 1-2 0 --- CLE G. Strickland A. Ditmar -4% 57% Walk
t3 1-2 0 1-- O CLE G. Woodling A. Ditmar 4% 61% Strikeout
t3 1-2 1 1-- O CLE A. Smith A. Ditmar 3% 64% Flyball: LF
t3 1-2 2 1-- O CLE V. Wertz A. Ditmar 3% 67% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Herb Score facing 1-2-3
b3 2-1 0 --- KCA V. Power H. Score 3% 70% Single to RF
b3 2-1 0 1-- KCA L. Skizas H. Score 5% 75% Single to LF; Power to 2B
b3 2-1 0 12- O KCA G. Zernial H. Score -5% 70% Flyball: 2B
b3 2-1 1 12- O KCA H. Simpson H. Score -4% 66% Strikeout
b3 2-1 2 12- O KCA H. Lopez H. Score -4% 62% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 2.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 5-6-7
t4 1-2 0 --- O CLE A. Rosen A. Ditmar 3% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-2 1 --- O CLE J. Busby A. Ditmar 2% 67% Strikeout
t4 1-2 2 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel A. Ditmar 1% 69% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Herb Score facing 6-7-8
b4 2-1 0 --- O KCA J. Ginsberg H. Score -2% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-1 1 --- KCA J. Finigan H. Score 2% 69% Single to LF
b4 2-1 1 1-- KCA M. Baxes H. Score 3% 72% Single to LF; Finigan to 2B
b4 2-1 1 12- O KCA A. Ditmar H. Score -4% 68% Flyball: SS
b4 2-1 2 12- RR KCA V. Power H. Score 17% 85% Double to LF; Baxes Scores; Finigan Scores
b4 4-1 2 -2- KCA L. Skizas H. Score 0% 85% Wild Pitch; Power to 3B
b4 4-1 2 --3 R KCA L. Skizas H. Score 5% 90% Single to 3B; Power Scores
b4 5-1 2 1-- O KCA G. Zernial H. Score -1% 89% Wild Pitch; Skizas out at 3B/C-3B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 5.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-5, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 8-9-1
t5 1-5 0 --- O CLE J. Hegan A. Ditmar 2% 91% Strikeout
Dale Mitchell pinch hits for Herb Score (P) batting 9th
t5 1-5 1 --- O CLE D. Mitchell A. Ditmar 1% 92% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 1-5 2 --- O CLE G. Strickland A. Ditmar 1% 93% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-1, Indians' Hank Aguirre facing 3-4-5
Hank Aguirre replaces Dale Mitchell (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 5-1 0 --- KCA G. Zernial H. Aguirre 1% 94% Single to LF
b5 5-1 0 1-- KCA H. Simpson H. Aguirre 1% 95% Zernial Steals 2B
b5 5-1 0 -2- O KCA H. Simpson H. Aguirre -1% 94% Flyball: CF
b5 5-1 1 -2- O KCA H. Lopez H. Aguirre -1% 93% Flyball: RF; Zernial to 3B
b5 5-1 2 --3 O KCA J. Ginsberg H. Aguirre -1% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 5.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-5, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 2-3-4
t6 1-5 0 --- CLE G. Woodling A. Ditmar -3% 89% Single to RF
t6 1-5 0 1-- O CLE A. Smith A. Ditmar 3% 91% Flyball: LF
t6 1-5 1 1-- O CLE V. Wertz A. Ditmar 2% 94% Strikeout
t6 1-5 2 1-- O CLE A. Rosen A. Ditmar 1% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-1, Indians' Hank Aguirre facing 7-8-9
b6 5-1 0 --- O KCA J. Finigan H. Aguirre -0% 95% Flyball: 2B
b6 5-1 1 --- O KCA M. Baxes H. Aguirre -0% 94% Strikeout
b6 5-1 2 --- KCA A. Ditmar H. Aguirre 0% 94% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b6 5-1 2 1-- O KCA V. Power H. Aguirre -0% 94% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 5.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-5, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 6-7-8
t7 1-5 0 --- O CLE J. Busby A. Ditmar 2% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 1-5 1 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel A. Ditmar 1% 97% Foul Flyball: 3B
t7 1-5 2 --- O CLE J. Hegan A. Ditmar 0% 97% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-1, Indians' Hank Aguirre facing 2-3-4
b7 5-1 0 --- KCA L. Skizas H. Aguirre 0% 97% Walk
b7 5-1 0 1-- O KCA G. Zernial H. Aguirre -0% 97% Flyball: CF
b7 5-1 1 1-- O KCA H. Simpson H. Aguirre -0% 97% Flyball: LF
b7 5-1 2 1-- O KCA H. Lopez H. Aguirre -0% 96% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 5.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-5, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 9-1-2
Preston Ward pinch hits for Hank Aguirre (P) batting 9th
t8 1-5 0 --- O CLE P. Ward A. Ditmar 1% 98% Groundout: 1B-P
t8 1-5 1 --- CLE G. Strickland A. Ditmar -1% 96% Single to RF
t8 1-5 1 1-- O CLE G. Woodling A. Ditmar 2% 98% Flyball: LF
t8 1-5 2 1-- O CLE A. Smith A. Ditmar 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-1, Indians' Bob Feller facing 6-7-8
Bob Feller replaces Preston Ward (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-1 0 --- O KCA J. Ginsberg B. Feller -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 5-1 1 --- O KCA J. Finigan B. Feller -0% 99% Strikeout
b8 5-1 2 --- O KCA M. Baxes B. Feller -0% 98% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Athletics 5.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-5, Athletics' Art Ditmar facing 4-5-6
t9 1-5 0 --- R CLE V. Wertz A. Ditmar -2% 97% Home Run
t9 2-5 0 --- O CLE A. Rosen A. Ditmar 2% 99% Flyball: RF
t9 2-5 1 --- O CLE J. Busby A. Ditmar 1% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 2-5 2 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel A. Ditmar 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Athletics 5.

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