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Sunday, August 12, 1956,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 16,702, Time of Game: 2:42
Indians
6
63-45
 Won 3 
2nd, 8½ GB
at Athletics
3
37-72
 Lost 3 
8th, 35 GB
W: Herb Score (12-7)
L: Lou Kretlow (4-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   0  2  1   0  1  2    6  8  0
Athletics       1  0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0    3  7  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Avila 2B 5 1 1 2 0 2 5 .228 .344 .326 .670 0.121 1.06 0.230 -0.109 0.9 2 1 HR
Gene Woodling LF 3 1 2 0 2 0 5 .286 .415 .437 .852 0.085 0.73 0.101 -0.016 0.7 2 0 2B
Al Smith 3B 5 1 2 2 0 0 5 .283 .385 .459 .844 0.018 1.30 0.149 -0.131 0.9 2 2 HR
Vic Wertz 1B 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .273 .375 .501 .876 -0.042 0.94 0.052 -0.094 -0.4 2 0
   Preston Ward 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .390 .519 .908 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Rocky Colavito RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .272 .385 .543 .928 0.150 1.42 0.243 -0.093 0.2 0 0 HR
Jim Busby CF 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .243 .305 .378 .682 -0.096 0.96 0.000 -0.096 -0.8 2 0
Chico Carrasquel SS 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .244 .321 .319 .640 0.223 0.94 0.234 -0.011 1.4 1 0
   George Strickland SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .234 .344 .333 .677 -0.018 0.71 0.000 -0.018 -0.2 0 0
Jim Hegan C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .232 .343 .367 .710 -0.072 1.26 0.012 -0.084 -0.6 15 0 IW
Herb Score P 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .169 .246 .203 .450 -0.081 1.24 0.029 -0.111 -0.8 0 0
Team Totals 35 6 8 5 5 6 40 .229 .325 .514 .839 0.288 1.08 1.050 -0.763 1.3 27 3
2B: G Woodling (15, off L Kretlow).
HR: B Avila (8, off L Kretlow, 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); R Colavito (12, off L Kretlow, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); A Smith (12, off L Kretlow, 9th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
IBB: J Hegan (4, by L Kretlow).
TB: A Smith 5; R Colavito 4; B Avila 4; G Woodling 3; C Carrasquel; H Score.
RBI: A Smith 2 (60); B Avila 2 (44); R Colavito (32).
2-out RBI: A Smith 2; B Avila 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 3.

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Vic Power 2B 4 2 1 0 1 0 5 .301 .338 .433 .771 -0.015 1.12 0.091 -0.106 0.1 1 4
Al Pilarcik CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .244 .326 .366 .692 -0.076 0.97 0.016 -0.092 -0.8 2 0
Gus Zernial LF 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .216 .299 .433 .732 -0.018 1.47 0.110 -0.128 0.3 3 0 2B
Harry Simpson 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .298 .347 .514 .862 -0.018 1.40 0.099 -0.117 0.2 10 0
Johnny Groth RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .229 .310 .388 .698 0.023 1.07 0.081 -0.058 0.1 1 0 2B
Joe Ginsberg C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .253 .330 .321 .651 -0.114 1.40 0.000 -0.114 -1.1 6 0
   Jim Finigan PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .228 .311 .304 .615 -0.025 0.95 0.000 -0.025 -0.2
Mike Baxes SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .213 .340 .258 .598 -0.032 0.62 0.000 -0.032 -0.4 1 2
   Hector Lopez PH-SS 2 0 2 1 0 0 2 .276 .356 .443 .799 0.212 1.30 0.212 0.000 1.3 1 0 2B
Clete Boyer 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .200 .263 .267 .530 -0.076 0.92 0.000 -0.076 -0.6 2 3
   Enos Slaughter PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .284 .370 .413 .783 0.090 1.23 0.090 0.000 0.9 2B
Lou Kretlow P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .034 .097 .034 .131 -0.079 1.02 0.000 -0.079 -0.6 0 3
   Eddie Robinson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .219 .292 .361 .654 -0.082 2.76 0.000 -0.082 -0.8
Team Totals 34 3 7 3 3 14 37 .206 .270 .324 .594 -0.210 1.19 0.699 -0.909 -1.7 27 12
2B: G Zernial (11, off H Score); J Groth (12, off H Score); H Lopez (20, off H Score); E Slaughter (14, off H Score).
TB: H Lopez 3; E Slaughter 2; J Groth 2; G Zernial 2; V Power; H Simpson.
RBI: G Zernial (38); H Lopez (57); H Simpson (87).
2-out RBI: H Lopez; H Simpson.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
E: L Kretlow (3).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Herb Score, W (12-7) 9 7 3 3 3 14 0 2.72 37 72 0.212 1.19 1.7
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 3 14 0 3.00 37 72 0.212 1.19 1.7

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Lou Kretlow, L (4-6) 9 8 6 5 5 6 3 4.85 40 50 -0.288 1.08 -1.3
Team Totals 9 8 6 5 5 6 3 5.00 40 50 -0.288 1.08 -1.3
Balks: None.
WP: H Score (9).
HBP: None.
IBB: L Kretlow (2; J Hegan).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe Paparella, 1B - Eddie Hurley, 2B - Nestor Chylak, 3B - Hank Soar.
Time of Game: 2:42.
Attendance: 16,702.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Athletics
1 Bobby Avila 2B 1 Vic Power 2B
2 Gene Woodling LF 2 Al Pilarcik CF
3 Al Smith 3B 3 Gus Zernial LF
4 Vic Wertz 1B 4 Harry Simpson 1B
5 Rocky Colavito RF 5 Johnny Groth RF
6 Jim Busby CF 6 Joe Ginsberg C
7 Chico Carrasquel SS 7 Mike Baxes SS
8 Jim Hegan C 8 Clete Boyer 3B
9 Herb Score P 9 Lou Kretlow P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 3-3 0 --- R CLE R. Colavito L. Kretlow 24% 74% Home Run
t5 0-2 2 1-- RR CLE B. Avila L. Kretlow 23% 45% Home Run; Carrasquel Scores
t6 2-2 2 1-- R CLE C. Carrasquel L. Kretlow 19% 65% Single to LF; Busby Scores/Adv on E1/No RBI/unER; Carrasquel to 3B
b6 2-3 2 -2- R KCA H. Lopez H. Score -18% 45% Double to CF; Groth Scores
t9 4-3 2 -2- RR CLE A. Smith L. Kretlow 14% 96% Home Run; Woodling 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' Lou Kretlow facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE B. Avila L. Kretlow -2% 48% Flyball: 3B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE G. Woodling L. Kretlow -2% 46% Groundout: P-2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- CLE A. Smith L. Kretlow 1% 47% Single to SS
t1 0-0 2 1-- O CLE V. Wertz L. Kretlow -2% 45% Strikeout
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 --- KCA V. Power H. Score -3% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- O KCA A. Pilarcik H. Score 3% 45% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 1-- R KCA G. Zernial H. Score -11% 34% Double to LF; Power Scores
b1 1-0 1 -2- O KCA H. Simpson H. Score 3% 37% Foul Flyball: 3B
b1 1-0 2 -2- KCA J. Groth H. Score -1% 36% Walk
b1 1-0 2 12- O KCA J. Ginsberg H. Score 4% 40% Flyball: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Lou Kretlow facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- O CLE R. Colavito L. Kretlow -2% 37% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 1 --- O CLE J. Busby L. Kretlow -2% 36% Lineout: 3B
t2 0-1 2 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel L. Kretlow -1% 34% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Herb Score facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- O KCA M. Baxes H. Score 2% 36% Strikeout
b2 1-0 1 --- O KCA C. Boyer H. Score 1% 38% Strikeout
b2 1-0 2 --- O KCA L. Kretlow H. Score 1% 39% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Lou Kretlow facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O CLE J. Hegan L. Kretlow -3% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- CLE H. Score L. Kretlow 3% 39% Single to CF
t3 0-1 1 1-- O CLE B. Avila L. Kretlow -3% 36% Strikeout
t3 0-1 2 1-- CLE G. Woodling L. Kretlow 2% 38% Single to RF; Score to 2B
t3 0-1 2 12- O CLE A. Smith L. Kretlow -5% 33% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Herb Score facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- KCA V. Power H. Score -3% 30% Single to RF
b3 1-0 0 1-- KCA A. Pilarcik H. Score -2% 28% Wild Pitch; Power to 2B
b3 1-0 0 -2- O KCA A. Pilarcik H. Score 4% 31% Strikeout
b3 1-0 1 -2- O KCA G. Zernial H. Score 3% 35% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 -2- R KCA H. Simpson H. Score -10% 25% Single to LF; Simpson to 2B/Adv on throw; Power Scores
b3 2-0 2 -2- O KCA J. Groth H. Score 2% 27% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Lou Kretlow facing 4-5-6
t4 0-2 0 --- O CLE V. Wertz L. Kretlow -3% 25% Flyball: LF
t4 0-2 1 --- O CLE R. Colavito L. Kretlow -2% 23% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-2 2 --- O CLE J. Busby L. Kretlow -1% 22% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Herb Score facing 6-7-8
b4 2-0 0 --- O KCA J. Ginsberg H. Score 2% 23% Strikeout
b4 2-0 1 --- O KCA M. Baxes H. Score 1% 24% Flyball: 2B
b4 2-0 2 --- O KCA C. Boyer H. Score 1% 25% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Lou Kretlow facing 7-8-9
t5 0-2 0 --- CLE C. Carrasquel L. Kretlow 5% 30% Walk
t5 0-2 0 1-- O CLE J. Hegan L. Kretlow -4% 25% Strikeout
t5 0-2 1 1-- O CLE H. Score L. Kretlow -4% 22% Strikeout
t5 0-2 2 1-- RR CLE B. Avila L. Kretlow 23% 45% Home Run; Carrasquel Scores
t5 2-2 2 --- CLE G. Woodling L. Kretlow 2% 46% Walk
t5 2-2 2 1-- O CLE A. Smith L. Kretlow -3% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Tied 2-2, Indians' Herb Score facing 9-1-2
b5 2-2 0 --- O KCA L. Kretlow H. Score 3% 46% Strikeout
b5 2-2 1 --- O KCA V. Power H. Score 2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 2-2 2 --- KCA A. Pilarcik H. Score -2% 47% Walk
b5 2-2 2 1-- O KCA G. Zernial H. Score 3% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Athletics 2.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 2-2, Athletics' Lou Kretlow facing 4-5-6
t6 2-2 0 --- CLE V. Wertz L. Kretlow 5% 55% Walk
t6 2-2 0 1-- O CLE R. Colavito L. Kretlow -5% 50% Flyball: CF
t6 2-2 1 1-- O CLE J. Busby L. Kretlow -4% 46% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t6 2-2 2 1-- R CLE C. Carrasquel L. Kretlow 19% 65% Single to LF; Busby Scores/Adv on E1/No RBI/unER; Carrasquel to 3B
t6 3-2 2 --3 CLE J. Hegan L. Kretlow 1% 66% Intentional Walk
t6 3-2 2 1-3 O CLE H. Score L. Kretlow -6% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Herb Score facing 4-5-6
George Strickland replaces Chico Carrasquel playing SS batting 7th
b6 2-3 0 --- O KCA H. Simpson H. Score 4% 64% Strikeout
b6 2-3 1 --- KCA J. Groth H. Score -7% 57% Double to LF
b6 2-3 1 -2- O KCA J. Ginsberg H. Score 6% 63% Flyball: 2B
Hector Lopez pinch hits for Mike Baxes (SS) batting 7th
b6 2-3 2 -2- R KCA H. Lopez H. Score -18% 45% Double to CF; Groth Scores
b6 3-3 2 -2- O KCA C. Boyer H. Score 5% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 3.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Tied 3-3, Athletics' Lou Kretlow facing 1-2-3
Hector Lopez moves from PH to SS
t7 3-3 0 --- O CLE B. Avila L. Kretlow -4% 46% Strikeout
t7 3-3 1 --- CLE G. Woodling L. Kretlow 4% 50% Walk
t7 3-3 1 1-- O CLE A. Smith L. Kretlow -5% 45% Flyball: RF
t7 3-3 2 1-- O CLE V. Wertz L. Kretlow -4% 41% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Tied 3-3, Indians' Herb Score facing 9-1-2
b7 3-3 0 --- O KCA L. Kretlow H. Score 4% 45% Strikeout
b7 3-3 1 --- O KCA V. Power H. Score 3% 48% Flyball: CF
b7 3-3 2 --- O KCA A. Pilarcik H. Score 2% 50% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Athletics 3.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Tied 3-3, Athletics' Lou Kretlow facing 5-6-7
t8 3-3 0 --- R CLE R. Colavito L. Kretlow 24% 74% Home Run
t8 4-3 0 --- O CLE J. Busby L. Kretlow -2% 72% Flyball: SS
t8 4-3 1 --- O CLE G. Strickland L. Kretlow -2% 70% Strikeout
t8 4-3 2 --- O CLE J. Hegan L. Kretlow -1% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-4, Indians' Herb Score facing 3-4-5
b8 3-4 0 --- O KCA G. Zernial H. Score 6% 75% Strikeout
b8 3-4 1 --- O KCA H. Simpson H. Score 5% 80% Flyball: LF
b8 3-4 2 --- O KCA J. Groth H. Score 3% 83% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 3.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-3, Athletics' Lou Kretlow facing 9-1-2
t9 4-3 0 --- O CLE H. Score L. Kretlow -2% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 4-3 1 --- O CLE B. Avila L. Kretlow -1% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 4-3 2 --- CLE G. Woodling L. Kretlow 2% 82% Double to LF
t9 4-3 2 -2- RR CLE A. Smith L. Kretlow 14% 96% Home Run; Woodling Scores
t9 6-3 2 --- O CLE V. Wertz L. Kretlow -0% 96% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 6, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-6, Indians' Herb Score facing 6-7-8
Preston Ward replaces Vic Wertz playing 1B batting 4th
Jim Finigan pinch hits for Joe Ginsberg (C) batting 6th
b9 3-6 0 --- O KCA J. Finigan H. Score 2% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 3-6 1 --- KCA H. Lopez H. Score -3% 95% Single to CF
Enos Slaughter pinch hits for Clete Boyer (3B) batting 8th
b9 3-6 1 1-- KCA E. Slaughter H. Score -9% 86% Double to RF; Lopez to 3B
Eddie Robinson pinch hits for Lou Kretlow (P) batting 9th
b9 3-6 1 -23 O KCA E. Robinson H. Score 8% 95% Strikeout
b9 3-6 2 -23 O KCA V. Power H. Score 5% 100% Foul Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 6, Athletics 3.

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