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Standings
DET
@CHW
11
8
DET
@CHW
3
5
CLE
@KCA
2
5
CLE
@KCA
2
1
BAL
@NYY
1
6
BAL
@NYY
0
5
BOS
@WSH
7
5
BOS
@WSH
16
0
PIT
@BRO
3
4
PIT
@BRO
3
2
CIN
@MLN
2
3
CIN
@MLN
7
5
NYG
@PHI
1
5
NYG
@PHI
2
1
CHC
@STL
2
4
CHC
@STL
8
0
Monday, September 3, 1956, 1:00PM
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 13,459, Time of Game: 2:35
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Indians
2
74-55
 Lost 2 
2nd, 8½ GB
at Athletics
5
42-87
 Won 1 
8th, 41½ GB
W: Tom Gorman (8-8)
L: Mike Garcia (10-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    2  6  2
Athletics       2  0  0   0  0  2   1  0  X    5  8  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Smith LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .276 .370 .436 .806 0.039 1.07 0.088 -0.049 0.3 2 0
Bobby Avila 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .233 .342 .322 .664 -0.087 1.13 0.023 -0.109 -0.7 3 1
Al Rosen 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .274 .364 .441 .805 -0.118 1.31 0.000 -0.118 -1.1 1 1
Rocky Colavito RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .279 .378 .549 .928 -0.013 1.39 0.087 -0.100 0.0 1 0
Vic Wertz 1B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .264 .366 .487 .852 0.114 1.37 0.201 -0.087 0.8 7 1 HR
Jim Busby CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .238 .301 .364 .665 -0.089 0.87 0.000 -0.089 -0.8 0 0
Chico Carrasquel SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .254 .333 .339 .673 -0.039 0.69 0.022 -0.061 -0.3 3 1
Hal Naragon C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .291 .368 .418 .786 -0.032 0.62 0.000 -0.032 -0.3 6 1
   Sam Mele PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .333 .434 .768 -0.023 0.91 0.000 -0.023 -0.2
   Jim Hegan C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .223 .323 .348 .672 -0.034 1.30 0.000 -0.034 -0.4 1 0
Mike Garcia P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .111 .153 .130 .282 0.041 0.88 0.052 -0.011 0.3 0 3
   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
   Gene Woodling PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .272 .402 .408 .810 -0.014 0.56 0.000 -0.014 -0.2
   Ray Narleski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .393 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 33 2 6 2 2 4 35 .182 .229 .273 .501 -0.255 1.06 0.473 -0.727 -2.7 24 9
HR: V Wertz (26, off T Gorman, 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: V Wertz 4; A Smith 2; M Garcia; R Colavito; C Carrasquel.
RBI: V Wertz 2 (89).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Narleski-C Carrasquel-V Wertz; A Rosen-B Avila-V Wertz.
E: A Rosen 2 (16).

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Pilarcik CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .224 .311 .328 .639 -0.076 0.97 0.030 -0.107 -1.0 4 0 SB
Lou Skizas LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .323 .353 .473 .826 0.045 0.76 0.053 -0.008 0.5 2 0
Vic Power 1B 4 3 3 3 0 0 4 .302 .339 .442 .780 0.314 0.88 0.334 -0.020 2.6 8 2 2·HR
Harry Simpson RF 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .285 .334 .490 .824 0.068 0.58 0.096 -0.029 1.1 0 0 2B
Hal Smith C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .252 .298 .346 .644 -0.064 0.64 0.000 -0.064 -1.1 6 0
Hector Lopez 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .278 .358 .441 .799 0.049 0.57 0.060 -0.012 1.0 1 2 HBP
Jim Finigan 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .222 .306 .295 .601 -0.019 0.85 0.051 -0.070 -1.1 0 1 2·GDP
Joe DeMaestri SS 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .237 .279 .321 .600 -0.022 0.74 0.009 -0.030 -0.1 2 1
   Eddie Robinson PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .213 .302 .354 .656 0.021 2.19 0.021 0.000 -0.1 SF
   Mike Baxes SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .214 .331 .262 .593 0.002 0.04 0.002 0.000 0.1 2 1
Tom Gorman P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .063 .143 .063 .205 -0.039 0.73 0.000 -0.039 -0.4 1 1
   Tim Thompson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .287 .335 .368 .703 -0.031 1.09 0.000 -0.031 -0.5
   Bobby Shantz P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .100 .182 .150 .332 -0.003 0.13 0.000 -0.003 -0.2 1 0
Team Totals 30 5 8 5 4 7 36 .267 .361 .500 .861 0.245 0.77 0.656 -0.413 0.8 27 8
2B: H Simpson (22, off B Feller).
HR: V Power 2 (11, 2 off M Garcia, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF; 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: E Robinson (1, off B Feller).
HBP: H Lopez (3, by M Garcia).
TB: V Power 9; H Simpson 2; L Skizas 2; M Baxes; H Lopez.
GIDP: J Finigan 2 (5).
RBI: V Power 3 (55); E Robinson (17); H Simpson (93).
2-out RBI: H Simpson.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Baserunning
SB: A Pilarcik (6, 2nd base off M Garcia/H Naragon).
Pickoffs: A Pilarcik (2nd base by H Naragon).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Garcia, L (10-12) 5.1 4 4 4 4 6 2 3.93 25 46 -0.219 0.88 -1.5
Bob Feller 1.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.28 7 3 1 -0.031 0.72 0.1
Ray Narleski 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.55 4 0 0 0.007 0.16 0.5
Team Totals 8 8 5 5 4 7 2 5.62 36 46 3 1 -0.243 0.77 -0.8

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tom Gorman, W (8-8) 6 3 2 2 1 3 1 4.13 22 60 0.104 1.15 1.1
Bobby Shantz, S (8) 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 4.37 13 0 0 0.152 0.91 1.6
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 2 4 1 2.00 35 60 0 0 0.256 1.06 2.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: M Garcia (5; H Lopez).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Johnny Stevens, 1B - Frank Tabacchi, 2B - Ed Runge, 3B - Eddie Rommel.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: 13,459.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Athletics
1 Al Smith LF 1 Al Pilarcik CF
2 Bobby Avila 2B 2 Lou Skizas LF
3 Al Rosen 3B 3 Vic Power 1B
4 Rocky Colavito RF 4 Harry Simpson RF
5 Vic Wertz 1B 5 Hal Smith C
6 Jim Busby CF 6 Hector Lopez 3B
7 Chico Carrasquel SS 7 Jim Finigan 2B
8 Hal Naragon C 8 Joe DeMaestri SS
9 Mike Garcia P 9 Tom Gorman P

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 0-2 0 1-- RR CLE V. Wertz T. Gorman -20% 50% Home Run; Colavito Scores
b1 0-0 1 1-- RR KCA V. Power M. Garcia 17% 72% Home Run; Skizas Scores
b6 2-2 0 --- R KCA V. Power M. Garcia 16% 74% Home Run
t6 2-2 0 1-- CLE A. Smith T. Gorman -8% 37% Single to LF; Garcia to 2B
t6 2-2 2 1-3 O CLE R. Colavito T. Gorman 8% 58% Strikeout

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' Tom Gorman facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE A. Smith T. Gorman 2% 52% Foul Flyball: C
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE B. Avila T. Gorman 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CLE A. Rosen T. Gorman 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
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 A. Pilarcik M. Garcia -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- KCA L. Skizas M. Garcia 2% 55% Single to CF
b1 0-0 1 1-- RR KCA V. Power M. Garcia 17% 72% Home Run; Skizas Scores
b1 2-0 1 --- O KCA H. Simpson M. Garcia -1% 70% Groundout: P-1B
b1 2-0 2 --- O KCA H. Smith M. Garcia -1% 70% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Tom Gorman facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- O CLE R. Colavito T. Gorman 2% 72% Flyball: LF
t2 0-2 1 --- O CLE V. Wertz T. Gorman 2% 74% Groundout: 1B-P
t2 0-2 2 --- O CLE J. Busby T. Gorman 1% 75% Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 6-7-8
b2 2-0 0 --- KCA H. Lopez M. Garcia 2% 77% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b2 2-0 0 1-- OO KCA J. Finigan M. Garcia -5% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b2 2-0 2 --- KCA J. DeMaestri M. Garcia 1% 73% Walk
b2 2-0 2 1-- O KCA T. Gorman M. Garcia -2% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Tom Gorman facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel T. Gorman 3% 74% Lineout: SS
t3 0-2 1 --- O CLE H. Naragon T. Gorman 2% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 0-2 2 --- O CLE M. Garcia T. Gorman 1% 76% Flyball: SS
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 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- O KCA A. Pilarcik M. Garcia -2% 75% Strikeout
b3 2-0 1 --- KCA L. Skizas M. Garcia 2% 76% Single to LF
b3 2-0 1 1-- O KCA V. Power M. Garcia -2% 74% Flyball: LF
b3 2-0 2 1-- O KCA H. Simpson M. Garcia -2% 73% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Tom Gorman facing 1-2-3
t4 0-2 0 --- O CLE A. Smith T. Gorman 3% 75% Groundout: P-1B
t4 0-2 1 --- O CLE B. Avila T. Gorman 2% 77% Flyball: LF
t4 0-2 2 --- O CLE A. Rosen T. Gorman 1% 78% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 5-6-7
b4 2-0 0 --- O KCA H. Smith M. Garcia -2% 77% Lineout: 2B
b4 2-0 1 --- O KCA H. Lopez M. Garcia -1% 76% Flyball: SS
b4 2-0 2 --- O KCA J. Finigan M. Garcia -1% 75% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Tom Gorman facing 4-5-6
t5 0-2 0 --- CLE R. Colavito T. Gorman -5% 70% Walk
t5 0-2 0 1-- RR CLE V. Wertz T. Gorman -20% 50% Home Run; Colavito Scores
t5 2-2 0 --- O CLE J. Busby T. Gorman 3% 53% Foul Flyball: 3B
t5 2-2 1 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel T. Gorman 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-2 2 --- O CLE H. Naragon T. Gorman 1% 57% Strikeout
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Tied 2-2, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 8-9-1
b5 2-2 0 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri M. Garcia -3% 54% Strikeout
b5 2-2 1 --- O KCA T. Gorman M. Garcia -2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
b5 2-2 2 --- KCA A. Pilarcik M. Garcia 2% 53% Walk
b5 2-2 2 1-- KCA L. Skizas M. Garcia 1% 55% Pilarcik Steals 2B
b5 2-2 2 -2- KCA L. Skizas M. Garcia 1% 56% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b5 2-2 2 12- O KCA V. Power M. Garcia -6% 50% Pilarcik Picked off 2B (C-1B-3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Athletics 2.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 2-2, Athletics' Tom Gorman facing 9-1-2
t6 2-2 0 --- CLE M. Garcia T. Gorman -5% 45% Single to CF
t6 2-2 0 1-- CLE A. Smith T. Gorman -8% 37% Single to LF; Garcia to 2B
t6 2-2 0 12- O CLE B. Avila T. Gorman 8% 45% Flyball: CF
t6 2-2 1 12- O CLE A. Rosen T. Gorman 5% 50% Flyball: CF; Garcia to 3B
t6 2-2 2 1-3 O CLE R. Colavito T. Gorman 8% 58% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Tied 2-2, Indians' Mike Garcia facing 3-4-5
b6 2-2 0 --- R KCA V. Power M. Garcia 16% 74% Home Run
b6 3-2 0 --- KCA H. Simpson M. Garcia 3% 77% Walk
b6 3-2 0 1-- O KCA H. Smith M. Garcia -3% 74% Foul Flyball: 1B
b6 3-2 1 1-- KCA H. Lopez M. Garcia 3% 77% Hit By Pitch; Simpson to 2B
b6 3-2 1 12- KCA J. Finigan M. Garcia 5% 82% Walk; Simpson to 3B; Lopez to 2B
Bob Feller replaces Mike Garcia pitching and batting 9th
Eddie Robinson pinch hits for Joe DeMaestri (SS) batting 8th
b6 3-2 1 123 RO KCA E. Robinson B. Feller 2% 84% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Simpson Scores; Lopez to 3B
Tim Thompson pinch hits for Tom Gorman (P) batting 9th
b6 4-2 2 1-3 O KCA T. Thompson B. Feller -3% 81% Flyball: 2B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Athletics 4.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Athletics' Bobby Shantz facing 5-6-7
Bobby Shantz replaces Tim Thompson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Mike Baxes replaces Eddie Robinson (PH) playing SS batting 8th
t7 2-4 0 --- O CLE V. Wertz B. Shantz 3% 85% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 2-4 1 --- O CLE J. Busby B. Shantz 2% 87% Flyball: CF
t7 2-4 2 --- O CLE C. Carrasquel B. Shantz 1% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Athletics 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-2, Indians' Bob Feller facing 1-2-3
b7 4-2 0 --- O KCA A. Pilarcik B. Feller -1% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 4-2 1 --- O KCA L. Skizas B. Feller -1% 87% Flyball: LF
b7 4-2 2 --- KCA V. Power B. Feller 1% 87% Single to SS
b7 4-2 2 1-- R KCA H. Simpson B. Feller 6% 94% Double to RF; Power Scores
b7 5-2 2 -2- O KCA H. Smith B. Feller -1% 93% Flyball: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Athletics 5.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Bobby Shantz facing 8-9-1
Sam Mele pinch hits for Hal Naragon (C) batting 8th
t8 2-5 0 --- O CLE S. Mele B. Shantz 2% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
Gene Woodling pinch hits for Bob Feller (P) batting 9th
t8 2-5 1 --- O CLE G. Woodling B. Shantz 1% 96% Flyball: SS
t8 2-5 2 --- CLE A. Smith B. Shantz -1% 95% Single to LF
t8 2-5 2 1-- CLE B. Avila B. Shantz -2% 93% Walk; Smith to 2B
t8 2-5 2 12- O CLE A. Rosen B. Shantz 4% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-2, Indians' Ray Narleski facing 6-7-8
Ray Narleski replaces Gene Woodling (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Jim Hegan replaces Sam Mele (PH) playing C batting 8th
b8 5-2 0 --- KCA H. Lopez R. Narleski 0% 98% Single to CF
b8 5-2 0 1-- OO KCA J. Finigan R. Narleski -1% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b8 5-2 2 --- KCA M. Baxes R. Narleski 0% 97% Single to SS
b8 5-2 2 1-- O KCA B. Shantz R. Narleski -0% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Athletics 5.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Bobby Shantz facing 4-5-6
t9 2-5 0 --- CLE R. Colavito B. Shantz -4% 93% Single to LF
t9 2-5 0 1-- O CLE V. Wertz B. Shantz 4% 96% Flyball: 1B
t9 2-5 1 1-- O CLE J. Busby B. Shantz 3% 99% Flyball: SS
t9 2-5 2 1-- CLE C. Carrasquel B. Shantz -2% 97% Single to LF; Colavito to 2B
t9 2-5 2 12- O CLE J. Hegan B. Shantz 3% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Athletics 5.

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