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Scores
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,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 11,837, Time of Game: 2:37
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Indians
2
75-55
 Won 1 
2nd, 8½ GB
at Athletics
1
42-88
 Lost 1 
8th, 41½ GB
W: Early Wynn (16-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    2  8  0
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  8  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Smith CF-3B 4 0 2 0 1 1 5 .278 .372 .436 .808 0.082 1.13 0.136 -0.054 0.5 3 0
Bobby Avila 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .230 .339 .318 .657 -0.220 1.95 0.039 -0.259 -2.0 1 1 SB,GDP
Vic Wertz 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .261 .363 .482 .845 -0.148 1.37 0.000 -0.148 -0.9 6 0
Rocky Colavito RF 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 .280 .380 .555 .935 -0.034 1.31 0.072 -0.106 -0.0 2 0 3B
Al Rosen 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .274 .365 .440 .805 0.082 1.78 0.158 -0.076 0.2 1 0
   Jim Busby PR-CF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .301 .364 .665 0.081 4.59 0.081 0.000 0.2 0 0 SB
Dave Pope LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .282 .293 .333 .626 -0.106 2.06 0.083 -0.189 -0.4 2 0
Chico Carrasquel SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .252 .331 .337 .668 -0.142 1.88 0.000 -0.142 -1.1 2 0
   Gene Woodling PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .275 .404 .414 .817 0.328 4.04 0.328 0.000 1.0 2B
   Kenny Kuhn SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .375 .286 .661 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Jim Hegan C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .220 .319 .343 .663 -0.113 1.94 0.067 -0.180 -0.3 10 2
Early Wynn P 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .235 .293 .282 .576 0.233 1.88 0.348 -0.115 0.0 0 3
Team Totals 35 2 8 2 3 9 38 .229 .289 .314 .604 0.043 1.82 1.312 -1.269 -2.7 27 7
2B: G Woodling (17, off W Burnette).
3B: R Colavito (3, off W Burnette).
TB: R Colavito 3; G Woodling 2; A Smith 2; D Pope 2; A Rosen; E Wynn.
GIDP: B Avila (11).
RBI: E Wynn (12); G Woodling (35).
2-out RBI: E Wynn.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 13.
Baserunning
SB: B Avila (15, 2nd base off W Burnette/H Smith); J Busby (8, 2nd base off W Burnette/H Smith).

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 2 1 5 .220 .313 .323 .635 0.067 1.86 0.118 -0.051 -0.1 1 0
Lou Skizas LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .317 .347 .463 .810 -0.074 0.69 0.000 -0.074 -0.8 3 0
   Johnny Groth LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .243 .317 .397 .714 -0.276 10.86 0.000 -0.276 -0.8 0 0
Vic Power 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .302 .340 .441 .781 0.024 0.80 0.062 -0.038 0.1 5 2
Harry Simpson RF 4 0 4 0 0 0 4 .291 .339 .494 .833 0.085 1.14 0.184 -0.099 0.7 1 0 CS
Hal Smith C 3 0 1 1 0 1 4 .253 .297 .346 .643 0.031 1.44 0.089 -0.057 -0.1 10 0 SF
Hector Lopez 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .280 .359 .446 .805 0.191 1.79 0.267 -0.076 0.1 2 1 2·2B
Jim Finigan 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .219 .303 .291 .594 -0.103 1.29 0.000 -0.103 -0.9 2 2
   Eddie Robinson PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .213 .305 .354 .659 0.075 4.33 0.075 0.000 0.4
   Clete Boyer PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .284 .279 .562 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Joe DeMaestri SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .234 .276 .318 .594 -0.247 2.10 0.000 -0.247 -1.2 2 0
Wally Burnette P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .074 .074 .074 .148 -0.062 0.81 0.000 -0.062 -0.6 1 2
   Troy Herriage P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .120 .185 .120 .305 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tim Thompson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .333 .367 .700 -0.166 7.15 0.000 -0.166 -0.5
Team Totals 33 1 8 1 4 8 38 .242 .316 .303 .619 -0.455 1.82 0.795 -1.249 -3.7 27 7
2B: H Lopez 2 (24, 2 off E Wynn).
SF: H Smith (4, off E Wynn).
TB: H Lopez 4; H Simpson 4; V Power; H Smith.
RBI: H Smith (23).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. H Lopez-J Finigan-V Power.
E: H Lopez (28).
Baserunning
CS: H Simpson (4, 2nd base by E Wynn/J Hegan).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Early Wynn, W (16-8) 9 8 1 1 4 8 0 2.84 38 71 0.456 1.82 3.7
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 4 8 0 1.00 38 71 0.456 1.82 3.7

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Wally Burnette, L (3-7) 8.2 8 2 2 3 8 0 3.63 37 65 -0.077 1.84 2.3
Troy Herriage 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.57 1 2 0 0.034 1.30 0.4
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 3 9 0 2.00 38 65 2 0 -0.043 1.82 2.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Tabacchi, 1B - Ed Runge, 2B - Eddie Rommel, 3B - Johnny Stevens.
Time of Game: 2:37.
Attendance: 11,837.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Athletics
1 Al Smith CF 1 Al Pilarcik CF
2 Bobby Avila 2B 2 Lou Skizas LF
3 Vic Wertz 1B 3 Vic Power 1B
4 Rocky Colavito RF 4 Harry Simpson RF
5 Al Rosen 3B 5 Hal Smith C
6 Dave Pope LF 6 Hector Lopez 3B
7 Chico Carrasquel SS 7 Jim Finigan 2B
8 Jim Hegan C 8 Joe DeMaestri SS
9 Early Wynn P 9 Wally Burnette P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 1-1 2 -2- R CLE E. Wynn W. Burnette 35% 81% Single to 2B; Woodling Scores
t9 0-1 1 -2- R CLE G. Woodling W. Burnette 33% 56% Double to LF; Busby Scores
b9 1-2 2 123 O KCA J. Groth E. Wynn 28% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b9 1-2 0 --- KCA H. Lopez E. Wynn -24% 55% Double to RF
b9 1-2 0 12- O KCA J. DeMaestri E. Wynn 19% 66% 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' Wally Burnette facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CLE A. Smith W. Burnette 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO CLE B. Avila W. Burnette -7% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CLE V. Wertz W. Burnette -1% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Early Wynn facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCA A. Pilarcik E. Wynn 2% 47% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCA L. Skizas E. Wynn 2% 49% Flyball: SS
b1 0-0 2 --- KCA V. Power E. Wynn -1% 48% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- KCA H. Simpson E. Wynn -2% 46% Single to RF; Power to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- O KCA H. Smith E. Wynn 4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Wally Burnette facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CLE R. Colavito W. Burnette -2% 48% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O CLE A. Rosen W. Burnette -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 2 --- CLE D. Pope W. Burnette 1% 47% Single to RF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O CLE C. Carrasquel W. Burnette -2% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Early Wynn facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCA H. Lopez E. Wynn 2% 47% Flyball: 3B
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCA J. Finigan E. Wynn 2% 49% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri E. Wynn 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Wally Burnette facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- CLE J. Hegan W. Burnette 7% 57% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Hegan to 2B
t3 0-0 0 -2- O CLE E. Wynn W. Burnette -5% 52% Flyball: 2B
t3 0-0 1 -2- O CLE A. Smith W. Burnette -4% 48% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 -2- O CLE B. Avila W. Burnette -4% 44% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Early Wynn facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O KCA W. Burnette E. Wynn 3% 47% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O KCA A. Pilarcik E. Wynn 2% 49% Flyball: LF
b3 0-0 2 --- O KCA L. Skizas E. Wynn 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Wally Burnette facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O CLE V. Wertz W. Burnette -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- CLE R. Colavito W. Burnette 3% 50% Walk
t4 0-0 1 1-- CLE A. Rosen W. Burnette 4% 54% Single to CF; Colavito to 2B
t4 0-0 1 12- O CLE D. Pope W. Burnette -5% 49% Strikeout
t4 0-0 2 12- O CLE C. Carrasquel W. Burnette -5% 44% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Early Wynn facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- O KCA V. Power E. Wynn 3% 47% Groundout: C-1B
b4 0-0 1 --- KCA H. Simpson E. Wynn -3% 44% Single to RF
b4 0-0 1 1-- KCA H. Smith E. Wynn -4% 40% Single to LF; Simpson to 2B
b4 0-0 1 12- O KCA H. Lopez E. Wynn 5% 45% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 2 12- O KCA J. Finigan E. Wynn 5% 50% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Wally Burnette facing 8-9-1
t5 0-0 0 --- O CLE J. Hegan W. Burnette -3% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 0-0 1 --- O CLE E. Wynn W. Burnette -2% 45% Groundout: P-1B
t5 0-0 2 --- O CLE A. Smith W. Burnette -1% 43% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Early Wynn facing 8-9-1
b5 0-0 0 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri E. Wynn 3% 46% Foul Flyball: C
b5 0-0 1 --- O KCA W. Burnette E. Wynn 2% 48% Flyball: RF
b5 0-0 2 --- KCA A. Pilarcik E. Wynn -2% 47% Walk
b5 0-0 2 1-- O KCA L. Skizas E. Wynn 3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Wally Burnette facing 2-3-4
t6 0-0 0 --- O CLE B. Avila W. Burnette -3% 47% Foul Flyball: C
t6 0-0 1 --- O CLE V. Wertz W. Burnette -2% 44% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 0-0 2 --- CLE R. Colavito W. Burnette 4% 48% Triple to CF
t6 0-0 2 --3 O CLE A. Rosen W. Burnette -6% 42% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Early Wynn facing 3-4-5
b6 0-0 0 --- KCA V. Power E. Wynn -5% 37% Single to LF
b6 0-0 0 1-- KCA H. Simpson E. Wynn -13% 25% Single to RF; Power to 3B
b6 0-0 0 1-3 O KCA H. Smith E. Wynn 10% 35% Simpson Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b6 0-0 1 --3 RO KCA H. Smith E. Wynn -5% 30% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Power Scores
b6 1-0 2 --- KCA H. Lopez E. Wynn -2% 28% Double to LF
b6 1-0 2 -2- O KCA J. Finigan E. Wynn 3% 31% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Wally Burnette facing 6-7-8
t7 0-1 0 --- CLE D. Pope W. Burnette 7% 38% Single to CF
t7 0-1 0 1-- O CLE C. Carrasquel W. Burnette -7% 31% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t7 0-1 1 1-- O CLE J. Hegan W. Burnette -6% 26% Strikeout
t7 0-1 2 1-- O CLE E. Wynn W. Burnette -5% 21% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Early Wynn facing 8-9-1
b7 1-0 0 --- O KCA J. DeMaestri E. Wynn 2% 23% Foul Flyball: C
b7 1-0 1 --- O KCA W. Burnette E. Wynn 1% 25% Groundout: P-1B
b7 1-0 2 --- O KCA A. Pilarcik E. Wynn 1% 26% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Wally Burnette facing 1-2-3
t8 0-1 0 --- CLE A. Smith W. Burnette 9% 34% Single to SS
t8 0-1 0 1-- O CLE B. Avila W. Burnette -8% 26% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t8 0-1 1 1-- CLE V. Wertz W. Burnette 4% 30% Avila Steals 2B
t8 0-1 1 -2- O CLE V. Wertz W. Burnette -9% 22% Flyball: LF
t8 0-1 2 -2- O CLE R. Colavito W. Burnette -8% 13% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Early Wynn facing 2-3-4
b8 1-0 0 --- O KCA L. Skizas E. Wynn 1% 15% Strikeout
b8 1-0 1 --- O KCA V. Power E. Wynn 1% 16% Flyball: LF
b8 1-0 2 --- KCA H. Simpson E. Wynn -1% 15% Single to RF
b8 1-0 2 1-- O KCA H. Smith E. Wynn 2% 17% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Wally Burnette facing 5-6-7
Johnny Groth replaces Lou Skizas playing LF batting 2nd
t9 0-1 0 --- CLE A. Rosen W. Burnette 12% 28% Walk
Jim Busby pinch runs for Al Rosen (3B) batting 5th
t9 0-1 0 1-- CLE D. Pope W. Burnette 8% 36% Busby Steals 2B
t9 0-1 0 -2- O CLE D. Pope W. Burnette -13% 23% Flyball: CF
Gene Woodling pinch hits for Chico Carrasquel (SS) batting 7th
t9 0-1 1 -2- R CLE G. Woodling W. Burnette 33% 56% Double to LF; Busby Scores
t9 1-1 1 -2- O CLE J. Hegan W. Burnette -9% 46% Strikeout
t9 1-1 2 -2- R CLE E. Wynn W. Burnette 35% 81% Single to 2B; Woodling Scores
t9 2-1 2 1-- CLE A. Smith W. Burnette 1% 83% Single to RF; Wynn to 2B
Troy Herriage replaces Wally Burnette pitching and batting 9th
t9 2-1 2 12- O CLE B. Avila T. Herriage -3% 79% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Early Wynn facing 6-7-8
Al Smith moves from CF to 3B
Kenny Kuhn replaces Gene Woodling (PH) playing SS batting 7th
Jim Busby moves from PR to CF
b9 1-2 0 --- KCA H. Lopez E. Wynn -24% 55% Double to RF
Eddie Robinson pinch hits for Jim Finigan (2B) batting 7th
b9 1-2 0 -2- KCA E. Robinson E. Wynn -8% 47% Walk
Clete Boyer pinch runs for Eddie Robinson (PH) batting 7th
b9 1-2 0 12- O KCA J. DeMaestri E. Wynn 19% 66% Strikeout
Tim Thompson pinch hits for Troy Herriage (P) batting 9th
b9 1-2 1 12- O KCA T. Thompson E. Wynn 17% 83% Flyball: RF
b9 1-2 2 12- KCA A. Pilarcik E. Wynn -10% 72% Walk; Lopez to 3B; Boyer to 2B
b9 1-2 2 123 O KCA J. Groth E. Wynn 28% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 2, Athletics 1.

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