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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BOS
8
3
CLE
@KCA
9
5
DET
@LAA
4
2
WSA
@MIN
6
4
WSA
@MIN
0
10
SFG
@CIN
6
10
CHC
@MLN
3
6
 
(7)
PIT
@PHI
4
5
 
(16)
LAD
@STL
8
5
Saturday, September 23, 1961,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 1,612, Time of Game: 2:37
Indians
9
75-80
 Won 1 
5th, 29½ GB
at Athletics
5
58-96
 Lost 1 
9th, 46 GB
W: Bill Dailey (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  4   0  0  0   0  1  4    9 14  2
Athletics       0  0  3   0  0  0   2  0  0    5  9  1

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike de la Hoz 3B 4 0 1 0 1 2 5 .262 .293 .376 .669 -0.057 1.27 0.062 -0.119 -0.2 0 0
Vic Power 2B-1B 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .265 .306 .368 .675 0.028 1.29 0.145 -0.117 -0.5 4 2 2B,GDP
Chuck Essegian LF 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .288 .330 .559 .889 0.114 1.09 0.193 -0.079 1.0 1 0 HR
   Tito Francona PH-LF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .298 .361 .458 .819 0.023 3.27 0.023 0.000 0.2 0 0
Bob Nieman RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .392 .442 .557 .999 0.083 1.04 0.113 -0.030 0.3 0 0
   Ty Cline PR-RF 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .259 .292 .551 0.134 4.62 0.134 0.000 0.7 0 0 HBP
Jim Piersall CF 5 2 2 1 0 0 5 .324 .379 .444 .823 0.061 2.10 0.202 -0.141 0.2 0 0 SB
John Romano C 4 1 2 3 1 1 5 .298 .373 .486 .858 0.233 1.49 0.282 -0.049 2.7 4 0 HR
Woodie Held SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 5 .262 .348 .454 .802 -0.083 1.39 0.042 -0.125 -0.4 1 1 SF
Hal Jones 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .156 .206 .250 .456 -0.053 0.70 0.000 -0.053 -0.6 1 0
   Willie Kirkland PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .259 .320 .471 .791 0.245 4.09 0.245 0.000 1.0
   Ken Aspromonte 2B 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .226 .316 .307 .624 0.021 0.26 0.021 0.000 1.2 0 1 2B
Mudcat Grant P 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .181 .216 .241 .457 -0.013 0.91 0.036 -0.049 -0.1 0 1
   Dick Stigman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .133 .133 .267 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Walt Bond PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .106 .189 .191 .380 -0.091 3.52 0.000 -0.091 -0.4
   Bill Dailey P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.004 0.16 0.000 -0.004 -0.6 0 1
Team Totals 40 9 14 9 3 8 45 .350 .400 .550 .950 0.641 1.50 1.498 -0.857 4.4 * 6
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: V Power (33, off D Wickersham); K Aspromonte (16, off J Wyatt).
HR: C Essegian (12, off B Kirk, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out); J Romano (21, off B Kirk, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
SF: W Held (5, off J Wyatt).
HBP: T Cline (1, by D Wickersham).
TB: J Romano 5; C Essegian 4; V Power 3; J Piersall 2; K Aspromonte 2; W Held; B Nieman; T Francona; W Kirkland; M de la Hoz; M Grant.
GIDP: V Power (17).
RBI: J Romano 3 (77); C Essegian 2 (36); W Held (70); K Aspromonte (18); J Piersall (39); W Kirkland (89).
2-out RBI: J Romano 2; W Kirkland; K Aspromonte.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 5 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. W Held-V Power-H Jones.
E: W Held (26); H Jones (2).
Baserunning
SB: J Piersall (8, 2nd base off B Kirk/H Sullivan).

Kansas City Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dick Howser SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 5 .275 .374 .354 .728 0.031 1.25 0.102 -0.071 0.8 0 1 SH
Wayne Causey 3B 4 2 1 1 1 1 5 .273 .347 .402 .749 0.068 1.48 0.124 -0.056 0.5 0 0
Jerry Lumpe 2B 4 0 2 1 1 0 5 .293 .347 .389 .735 0.315 1.79 0.353 -0.038 2.0 1 2
Norm Siebern 1B 3 0 1 1 2 1 5 .302 .385 .480 .866 0.094 1.64 0.170 -0.076 0.9 2 0
Deron Johnson LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .216 .253 .356 .609 -0.019 2.48 0.221 -0.240 -1.2 0 0 SF,GDP
Leo Posada RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .257 .324 .373 .697 -0.168 1.64 0.000 -0.168 -1.6 0 0
Bobby Del Greco CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .237 .327 .360 .687 -0.144 1.41 0.000 -0.144 -1.0 1 0
Haywood Sullivan C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .243 .331 .355 .686 -0.096 0.94 0.000 -0.096 -0.6 9 0
Bill Kirk P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Frank Cipriani PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .217 .280 .217 .497 0.033 0.76 0.033 0.000 0.4
   Ed Rakow P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .107 .133 .107 .240 -0.021 0.85 0.000 -0.021 -0.2 0 0
   Billy Bryan PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .176 .263 .353 .616 0.076 1.91 0.076 0.000 0.4
   Jay Hankins PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .214 .250 .464 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Bill Kunkel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .222 .125 .347 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Rivera PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .238 .349 .338 .687 -0.027 1.42 0.024 -0.051 -0.1
   Dave Wickersham P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   John Wyatt P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 5 9 4 5 4 40 .273 .359 .273 .632 0.142 1.54 1.103 -0.961 0.4 * 3
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
SF: D Johnson (4, off M Grant).
SH: D Howser (7, off M Grant).
TB: J Lumpe 2; D Howser 2; B Bryan; J Rivera; D Johnson; W Causey; N Siebern.
GIDP: D Johnson (11).
RBI: W Causey (49); D Johnson (40); J Lumpe (44); N Siebern (93).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Howser-J Lumpe-N Siebern.
E: W Causey (16).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: J Rivera (1st base by B Dailey).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mudcat Grant 6.1 6 5 2 5 2 0 3.73 30 44 -0.168 1.58 -1.4
Dick Stigman 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.92 3 2 1 -0.101 2.56 -0.1
Bill Dailey, W (1-0) 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.52 7 0 0 0.126 1.02 1.0
Team Totals 9 9 5 2 5 4 0 2.00 40 44 2 1 -0.143 1.54 -0.4

Kansas City Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Kirk 3 6 4 4 1 3 2 12.00 17 33 -0.239 0.87 -2.5
Ed Rakow 4 2 0 0 0 3 0 4.71 13 0 0 0.217 0.91 2.0
Bill Kunkel, BS (3) 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 4.97 6 0 0 -0.138 3.47 -0.5
Dave Wickersham, L (2-1) 0.1 3 4 4 1 1 0 5.50 6 0 0 -0.454 3.28 -3.1
John Wyatt 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.45 3 3 2 -0.027 0.40 -0.4
Team Totals 9 14 9 9 3 8 2 9.00 45 33 3 2 -0.641 1.50 -4.4
Balks: None.
WP: M Grant (8).
HBP: D Wickersham (1; T Cline).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: B Dailey (2; J Rivera, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Umont, 1B - Bob Stewart, 2B - Joe Linsalata, 3B - Charlie Berry.
Time of Game: 2:37.
Attendance: 1,612.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Kansas City Athletics
1 Mike de la Hoz 3B 1 Dick Howser SS
2 Vic Power 2B 2 Wayne Causey 3B
3 Chuck Essegian LF 3 Jerry Lumpe 2B
4 Bob Nieman RF 4 Norm Siebern 1B
5 Jim Piersall CF 5 Deron Johnson LF
6 John Romano C 6 Leo Posada RF
7 Woodie Held SS 7 Bobby Del Greco CF
8 Hal Jones 1B 8 Haywood Sullivan C
9 Mudcat Grant P 9 Bill Kirk P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 4-5 2 12- R CLE W. Kirkland B. Kunkel 24% 48% Single; Cline Scores; Romano to 2B
b7 4-4 2 12- R KCA D. Johnson D. Stigman -22% 20% Single to SS; Causey Scores/Adv on E6 (throw)/unER; Lumpe to 3B; Johnson to 2B
b7 3-4 1 12- R KCA J. Lumpe M. Grant -20% 35% Single; Hankins Scores; Causey to 2B
t3 0-0 1 1-- RR CLE C. Essegian B. Kirk 19% 70% Home Run; Power Scores
t9 5-5 1 123 R CLE J. Piersall D. Wickersham 18% 90% Single to P/Bunt; Power Scores; Francona to 3B; Cline to 2B

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' Bill Kirk facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CLE M. de la Hoz B. Kirk 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CLE V. Power B. Kirk -3% 50% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t1 0-0 1 1-- O CLE C. Essegian B. Kirk -3% 47% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 1-- CLE B. Nieman B. Kirk 3% 50% Single; de la Hoz to 3B
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O CLE J. Piersall B. Kirk -5% 45% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCA D. Howser M. Grant 2% 47% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b1 0-0 1 --- KCA W. Causey M. Grant -2% 45% Single
b1 0-0 1 1-- KCA J. Lumpe M. Grant -6% 39% Single; Causey to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 KCA N. Siebern M. Grant -3% 36% Walk; Lumpe to 2B
b1 0-0 1 123 OO KCA D. Johnson M. Grant 14% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Bill Kirk facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O CLE J. Romano B. Kirk -2% 48% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- CLE W. Held B. Kirk 3% 50% Single
t2 0-0 1 1-- O CLE H. Jones B. Kirk -3% 47% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 1-- O CLE M. Grant B. Kirk -2% 45% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCA L. Posada M. Grant 2% 47% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O KCA B. Del Greco M. Grant 2% 49% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b2 0-0 2 --- O KCA H. Sullivan M. Grant 1% 50% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Bill Kirk facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- O CLE M. de la Hoz B. Kirk -3% 47% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t3 0-0 1 --- CLE V. Power B. Kirk 3% 50% Single
t3 0-0 1 1-- RR CLE C. Essegian B. Kirk 19% 70% Home Run; Power Scores
t3 2-0 1 --- O CLE B. Nieman B. Kirk -1% 68% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t3 2-0 2 --- CLE J. Piersall B. Kirk 1% 69% Single
t3 2-0 2 1-- CLE J. Romano B. Kirk 1% 70% Piersall Steals 2B
t3 2-0 2 -2- RR CLE J. Romano B. Kirk 14% 84% Home Run; Piersall Scores
t3 4-0 2 --- CLE W. Held B. Kirk 1% 85% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t3 4-0 2 1-- O CLE H. Jones B. Kirk -1% 84% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 9-1-2
Frank Cipriani pinch hits for Bill Kirk (P) batting 9th
b3 0-4 0 --- KCA F. Cipriani M. Grant -3% 81% Walk
b3 0-4 0 1-- KCA D. Howser M. Grant -8% 73% Single; Cipriani to 3B
b3 0-4 0 1-3 R KCA W. Causey M. Grant -6% 66% Reached on E3 (throw) (Ground Ball); Cipriani Scores; Howser to 2B
b3 1-4 0 12- KCA J. Lumpe M. Grant -9% 58% Walk; Howser to 3B; Causey to 2B
b3 1-4 0 123 R KCA N. Siebern M. Grant -11% 47% Walk; Howser Scores/unER; Causey to 3B; Lumpe to 2B
b3 2-4 0 123 RO KCA D. Johnson M. Grant 5% 52% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Causey Scores/unER
b3 3-4 1 12- O KCA L. Posada M. Grant 5% 57% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b3 3-4 2 12- O KCA B. Del Greco M. Grant 5% 62% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
3 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 3.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-3, Athletics' Ed Rakow facing 9-1-2
Ed Rakow replaces Frank Cipriani (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t4 4-3 0 --- CLE M. Grant E. Rakow 4% 66% Single
t4 4-3 0 1-- O CLE M. de la Hoz E. Rakow -3% 63% Strikeout
t4 4-3 1 1-- OO CLE V. Power E. Rakow -5% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-4, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 8-9-1
b4 3-4 0 --- O KCA H. Sullivan M. Grant 3% 60% Strikeout
b4 3-4 1 --- O KCA E. Rakow M. Grant 2% 62% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b4 3-4 2 --- O KCA D. Howser M. Grant 1% 64% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 3.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-3, Athletics' Ed Rakow facing 3-4-5
t5 4-3 0 --- O CLE C. Essegian E. Rakow -2% 62% Foul Flyball: C
t5 4-3 1 --- O CLE B. Nieman E. Rakow -2% 60% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t5 4-3 2 --- O CLE J. Piersall E. Rakow -1% 59% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-4, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 2-3-4
b5 3-4 0 --- O KCA W. Causey M. Grant 3% 62% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b5 3-4 1 --- O KCA J. Lumpe M. Grant 2% 64% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b5 3-4 2 --- KCA N. Siebern M. Grant -2% 63% Single
b5 3-4 2 1-- KCA D. Johnson M. Grant -1% 61% Wild Pitch; Siebern to 2B
b5 3-4 2 -2- O KCA D. Johnson M. Grant 5% 66% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 3.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-3, Athletics' Ed Rakow facing 6-7-8
t6 4-3 0 --- O CLE J. Romano E. Rakow -3% 64% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t6 4-3 1 --- O CLE W. Held E. Rakow -2% 62% Strikeout
t6 4-3 2 --- O CLE H. Jones E. Rakow -1% 61% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-4, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 6-7-8
b6 3-4 0 --- O KCA L. Posada M. Grant 4% 65% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b6 3-4 1 --- O KCA B. Del Greco M. Grant 3% 67% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b6 3-4 2 --- O KCA H. Sullivan M. Grant 2% 69% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 3.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-3, Athletics' Ed Rakow facing 9-1-2
t7 4-3 0 --- O CLE M. Grant E. Rakow -3% 67% Strikeout
t7 4-3 1 --- CLE M. de la Hoz E. Rakow 3% 69% Single
t7 4-3 1 1-- O CLE V. Power E. Rakow -3% 66% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t7 4-3 2 1-- O CLE C. Essegian E. Rakow -3% 64% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-4, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 9-1-2
Billy Bryan pinch hits for Ed Rakow (P) batting 9th
b7 3-4 0 --- KCA B. Bryan M. Grant -8% 56% Single
Jay Hankins pinch runs for Billy Bryan (PH) batting 9th
b7 3-4 0 1-- O KCA D. Howser M. Grant 3% 60% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Hankins to 2B
b7 3-4 1 -2- KCA W. Causey M. Grant -4% 56% Walk
b7 3-4 1 12- R KCA J. Lumpe M. Grant -20% 35% Single; Hankins Scores; Causey to 2B
Dick Stigman replaces Mudcat Grant pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-4 1 12- O KCA N. Siebern D. Stigman 7% 43% Strikeout
b7 4-4 2 12- R KCA D. Johnson D. Stigman -22% 20% Single to SS; Causey Scores/Adv on E6 (throw)/unER; Lumpe to 3B; Johnson to 2B
b7 5-4 2 -23 O KCA L. Posada D. Stigman 5% 25% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 4, Athletics 5.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 4-5, Athletics' Bill Kunkel facing 4-5-6
Bill Kunkel replaces Jay Hankins (PR) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-5 0 --- CLE B. Nieman B. Kunkel 9% 34% Walk
Ty Cline pinch runs for Bob Nieman (RF) batting 4th
t8 4-5 0 1-- O CLE J. Piersall B. Kunkel -8% 26% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t8 4-5 1 1-- CLE J. Romano B. Kunkel 8% 34% Single; Cline to 2B
t8 4-5 1 12- O CLE W. Held B. Kunkel -11% 24% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
Willie Kirkland pinch hits for Hal Jones (1B) batting 8th
t8 4-5 2 12- R CLE W. Kirkland B. Kunkel 24% 48% Single; Cline Scores; Romano to 2B
Walt Bond pinch hits for Dick Stigman (P) batting 9th
t8 5-5 2 12- O CLE W. Bond B. Kunkel -9% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 5, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Tied 5-5, Indians' Bill Dailey facing 7-8-9
Bill Dailey replaces Walt Bond (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Vic Power moves from 2B to 1B
Ken Aspromonte replaces Willie Kirkland (PH) playing 2B batting 8th
Ty Cline moves from PR to RF
b8 5-5 0 --- O KCA B. Del Greco B. Dailey 5% 44% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b8 5-5 1 --- O KCA H. Sullivan B. Dailey 4% 47% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
Jim Rivera pinch hits for Bill Kunkel (P) batting 9th
b8 5-5 2 --- KCA J. Rivera B. Dailey -2% 45% Single
b8 5-5 2 1-- O KCA D. Howser B. Dailey 5% 50% Rivera Picked off 1B (P-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Athletics 5.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Tied 5-5, Athletics' Dave Wickersham facing 1-2-3
Dave Wickersham replaces Jim Rivera (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 5-5 0 --- O CLE M. de la Hoz D. Wickersham -6% 44% Strikeout
t9 5-5 1 --- CLE V. Power D. Wickersham 12% 56% Double to LF
Tito Francona pinch hits for Chuck Essegian (LF) batting 3rd
t9 5-5 1 -2- CLE T. Francona D. Wickersham 2% 58% Single to 3B; Power stays at 2B
t9 5-5 1 12- CLE T. Cline D. Wickersham 13% 71% Hit By Pitch; Power to 3B; Francona to 2B
t9 5-5 1 123 R CLE J. Piersall D. Wickersham 18% 90% Single to P/Bunt; Power Scores; Francona to 3B; Cline to 2B
t9 6-5 1 123 R CLE J. Romano D. Wickersham 5% 95% Walk; Francona Scores; Cline to 3B; Piersall to 2B
John Wyatt replaces Dave Wickersham pitching and batting 9th
t9 7-5 1 123 RO CLE W. Held J. Wyatt 1% 96% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Cline Scores
t9 8-5 2 12- R CLE K. Aspromonte J. Wyatt 2% 99% Double to RF; Piersall Scores; Romano to 3B
t9 9-5 2 -23 O CLE B. Dailey J. Wyatt -0% 98% Strikeout
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 9, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 5-9, Indians' Bill Dailey facing 1-2-3
Tito Francona moves from PH to LF
b9 5-9 0 --- KCA D. Howser B. Dailey -2% 96% Single to 3B/Bunt
b9 5-9 0 1-- O KCA W. Causey B. Dailey 2% 98% Strikeout
b9 5-9 1 1-- O KCA J. Lumpe B. Dailey 1% 99% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b9 5-9 2 1-- O KCA N. Siebern B. Dailey 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 9, Athletics 5.

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  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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