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NYY
@BAL
1
4
BOS
@CHW
4
3
BOS
@CHW
1
7
LAA
@DET
1
3
LAA
@DET
2
3
 
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CLE
@KCA
10
8
WSA
@MIN
0
1
CIN
@LAD
1
5
CHC
@PHI
0
1
CHC
@PHI
0
6
MLN
@PIT
3
1
STL
@SFG
1
2
STL
@SFG
7
4
Sunday, April 23, 1961,
, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Attendance: 25,289, Time of Game: 1:45
Reds
1
5-6
 Lost 4 
6th, 2 GB
at Dodgers
5
8-5
 Won 3 
1st
W: Roger Craig (2-0)
L: Bob Purkey (2-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  6  0
Dodgers         0  1  0   1  0  0   3  0  X    5  9  0

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eddie Kasko 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .364 .417 .455 .871 -0.051 0.59 0.006 -0.058 -0.4 1 1
Vada Pinson CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .163 .250 .209 .459 -0.069 0.65 0.000 -0.069 -0.8 5 1
Frank Robinson LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .184 .311 .342 .653 -0.077 0.74 0.000 -0.077 -0.8 1 0
Wally Post RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .429 .533 .771 1.305 0.009 0.66 0.047 -0.038 0.4 0 0
Gordy Coleman 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .233 .233 .465 .698 0.030 0.90 0.077 -0.047 -0.1 6 3 2B
Ed Bailey C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .286 .342 .371 .714 -0.102 1.21 0.008 -0.109 -0.7 5 1
Gene Freese 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .186 .222 .209 .432 -0.091 0.86 0.000 -0.091 -1.4 1 1
Leo Cardenas SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .222 .300 .222 .522 -0.060 0.73 0.000 -0.060 -0.7 3 1
Bob Purkey P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .100 .100 .200 .300 -0.052 0.99 0.000 -0.052 -0.4 2 2
   Jerry Lynch PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .500 .667 2.000 2.667 0.009 0.06 0.009 0.000 1.0 HR
   Jim Brosnan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 1 6 1 1 6 34 .182 .206 .303 .509 -0.454 0.79 0.147 -0.601 -3.9 24 10
2B: G Coleman (1, off R Craig).
HR: J Lynch (2, off R Craig, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: J Lynch 4; G Coleman 3; W Post 2; E Kasko.
RBI: J Lynch (4).
2-out RBI: J Lynch.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: V Pinson (T Davis at 2nd base).

Los Angeles Dodgers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Maury Wills SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .255 .333 .314 .647 -0.044 0.51 0.015 -0.060 -0.1 4 1 CS
Jim Gilliam 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .250 .314 .406 .721 -0.054 0.50 0.000 -0.054 -0.9 1 3
Tommy Davis 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .333 .385 .500 .885 -0.043 0.56 0.000 -0.043 -0.5 1 3
   Bob Lillis 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.001 0.05 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 0 0
Wally Moon LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .500 .553 1.167 1.720 0.072 0.47 0.104 -0.032 0.5 3 0 HR
Norm Larker 1B 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .306 .342 .417 .759 0.031 0.53 0.048 -0.017 0.7 6 0 2B
   Charley Smith PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .800 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Gil Hodges 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .625 .500 1.125 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 1
Don Demeter RF 2 1 1 1 0 0 3 .273 .385 .545 .930 0.083 0.60 0.107 -0.024 0.5 1 0 HR,SH
Willie Davis CF 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .194 .286 .258 .544 0.006 0.57 0.034 -0.028 0.4 3 0 2B
John Roseboro C 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .296 .441 .556 .997 0.044 0.58 0.060 -0.016 1.1 6 0 2B
Roger Craig P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.047 0.63 0.000 -0.047 -0.9 0 0
Team Totals 30 5 9 5 0 4 31 .300 .300 .600 .900 0.047 0.53 0.368 -0.322 0.7 27 8
2B: N Larker (4, off B Purkey); W Davis (2, off B Purkey); J Roseboro (1, off B Purkey).
HR: D Demeter (1, off B Purkey, 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); W Moon (8, off B Purkey, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF-CF).
SH: D Demeter (1, off B Purkey).
TB: D Demeter 4; W Moon 4; N Larker 3; J Roseboro 3; W Davis 2; T Davis; M Wills.
RBI: J Roseboro (5); W Davis (2); W Moon (14); M Wills (1); D Demeter (2).
2-out RBI: M Wills; D Demeter.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 3 for 4.
Baserunning
CS: M Wills (4, 2nd base by B Purkey/E Bailey).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Purkey, L (2-1) 7 9 5 5 0 3 2 2.52 28 42 -0.049 0.58 -1.2
Jim Brosnan 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.003 0.04 0.5
Team Totals 8 9 5 5 0 4 2 5.62 31 42 0 0 -0.046 0.53 -0.6

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Roger Craig, W (2-0) 9 6 1 1 1 6 1 3.32 34 76 0.454 0.79 3.9
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 1 6 1 1.00 34 76 0.454 0.79 3.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Mel Steiner, 3B - Al Barlick.
Time of Game: 1:45.
Attendance: 25,289.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 64° F, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Los Angeles Dodgers
1 Eddie Kasko 2B 1 Maury Wills SS
2 Vada Pinson CF 2 Jim Gilliam 2B
3 Frank Robinson LF 3 Tommy Davis 3B
4 Wally Post RF 4 Wally Moon LF
5 Gordy Coleman 1B 5 Norm Larker 1B
6 Ed Bailey C 6 Don Demeter RF
7 Gene Freese 3B 7 Willie Davis CF
8 Leo Cardenas SS 8 John Roseboro C
9 Bob Purkey P 9 Roger Craig P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  R LAD D. Demeter B. Purkey 11% 62% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b4 1-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  R LAD W. Moon B. Purkey 10% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
t5 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CIN G. Coleman R. Craig -5% 70% Single to 2B/Bunt
t5 0-2 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O CIN E. Bailey R. Craig 4% 74% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t7 0-2 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O CIN E. Bailey R. Craig 4% 88% Flyball: CF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Roger Craig facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CIN E. Kasko R. Craig 2% 52% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CIN V. Pinson R. Craig 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O CIN F. Robinson R. Craig 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Bob Purkey facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O LAD M. Wills B. Purkey -2% 53% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O LAD J. Gilliam B. Purkey -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O LAD T. Davis B. Purkey -1% 50% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Davis out at 2B/CF-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Dodgers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Roger Craig facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CIN W. Post R. Craig -4% 46% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CIN G. Coleman R. Craig 4% 50% Foul Flyball: 3B
t2 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CIN E. Bailey R. Craig 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Post to 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CIN G. Freese R. Craig 3% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Bob Purkey facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O LAD W. Moon B. Purkey -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O LAD N. Larker B. Purkey -2% 51% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  R LAD D. Demeter B. Purkey 11% 62% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b2 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O LAD W. Davis B. Purkey -1% 61% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Dodgers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Dodgers' Roger Craig facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CIN L. Cardenas R. Craig 3% 63% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CIN B. Purkey R. Craig 2% 65% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CIN E. Kasko R. Craig 1% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Dodgers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Bob Purkey facing 8-9-1
b3 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  LAD J. Roseboro B. Purkey 3% 70% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b3 1-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O LAD R. Craig B. Purkey -3% 67% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b3 1-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O LAD M. Wills B. Purkey -3% 64% Flyball: SS
b3 1-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O LAD J. Gilliam B. Purkey -2% 62% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Dodgers 1.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Dodgers' Roger Craig facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CIN V. Pinson R. Craig 3% 65% Flyball: SS
t4 0-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CIN F. Robinson R. Craig 2% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CIN W. Post R. Craig 1% 68% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Dodgers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Bob Purkey facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O LAD T. Davis B. Purkey -2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  R LAD W. Moon B. Purkey 10% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
b4 2-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  LAD N. Larker B. Purkey 2% 78% Single to CF
b4 2-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O LAD D. Demeter B. Purkey -2% 76% Flyball: CF
b4 2-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O LAD W. Davis B. Purkey -2% 74% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Dodgers 2.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Dodgers' Roger Craig facing 5-6-7
t5 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CIN G. Coleman R. Craig -5% 70% Single to 2B/Bunt
t5 0-2 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O CIN E. Bailey R. Craig 4% 74% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 0-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CIN G. Freese R. Craig 4% 78% Flyball: LF
t5 0-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CIN L. Cardenas R. Craig 3% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Dodgers 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Reds' Bob Purkey facing 8-9-1
b5 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O LAD J. Roseboro B. Purkey -2% 79% Popfly: 3B
b5 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O LAD R. Craig B. Purkey -1% 78% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O LAD M. Wills B. Purkey -1% 77% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Dodgers 2.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Dodgers' Roger Craig facing 9-1-2
t6 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CIN B. Purkey R. Craig 3% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t6 0-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CIN E. Kasko R. Craig 2% 83% Strikeout Swinging
t6 0-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O CIN V. Pinson R. Craig 1% 84% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Dodgers 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Reds' Bob Purkey facing 2-3-4
b6 2-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O LAD J. Gilliam B. Purkey -1% 83% Groundout: 1B-P
b6 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O LAD T. Davis B. Purkey -1% 82% Flyball: CF
b6 2-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O LAD W. Moon B. Purkey -1% 81% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Dodgers 2.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Dodgers' Roger Craig facing 3-4-5
t7 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CIN F. Robinson R. Craig 4% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CIN W. Post R. Craig 2% 87% Strikeout Swinging
t7 0-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CIN G. Coleman R. Craig -3% 84% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t7 0-2 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O CIN E. Bailey R. Craig 4% 88% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Dodgers 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Reds' Bob Purkey facing 5-6-7
b7 2-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  LAD N. Larker B. Purkey 3% 91% Double to LF (Line Drive)
Charley Smith pinch runs for Norm Larker (1B) batting 5th
b7 2-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O LAD D. Demeter B. Purkey -0% 91% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Smith to 3B
b7 2-0 1 --3 2,(0-1)  R LAD W. Davis B. Purkey 3% 94% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Smith Scores
b7 3-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R LAD J. Roseboro B. Purkey 3% 97% Double to LF (Line Drive); Davis Scores
b7 4-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O LAD R. Craig B. Purkey -0% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Roseboro to 3B
b7 4-0 2 --3 3,(1-1)  R LAD M. Wills B. Purkey 2% 98% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Roseboro Scores
b7 5-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O LAD J. Gilliam B. Purkey -0% 98% Wills Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Dodgers 5.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-5, Dodgers' Roger Craig facing 7-8-9
Gil Hodges replaces Charley Smith (PR) playing 1B batting 5th
Bob Lillis replaces Tommy Davis playing 3B batting 3rd
t8 0-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CIN G. Freese R. Craig 1% 99% Flyball: SS
t8 0-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CIN L. Cardenas R. Craig 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
Jerry Lynch pinch hits for Bob Purkey (P) batting 9th
t8 0-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  R CIN J. Lynch R. Craig -1% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t8 1-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  CIN E. Kasko R. Craig -1% 98% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t8 1-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CIN V. Pinson R. Craig 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Dodgers 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 5-1, Reds' Jim Brosnan facing 2-3-4
Jim Brosnan replaces Jerry Lynch (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O LAD J. Gilliam J. Brosnan -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 5-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O LAD B. Lillis J. Brosnan -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 5-1 2 --- 11,(3-2)  O LAD W. Moon J. Brosnan -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Dodgers 5.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-5, Dodgers' Roger Craig facing 3-4-5
t9 1-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CIN F. Robinson R. Craig 1% 99% Flyball: 2B
t9 1-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CIN W. Post R. Craig -1% 98% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t9 1-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CIN G. Coleman R. Craig 1% 100% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t9 1-5 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  CIN E. Bailey R. Craig -1% 99% Walk; Coleman to 2B
t9 1-5 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O CIN G. Freese R. Craig 1% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Dodgers 5.

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