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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BOS
11
8
DET
@KCA
2
3
WSA
@LAA
5
16
CLE
@MIN
3
4
CHC
@PHI
3
4
 
(10)
MLN
@PIT
5
3
LAD
@STL
1
10
Friday, July 21, 1961,
, Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 17,100, Time of Game: 2:35
Indians
3
52-44
 Lost 1 
4th, 9½ GB
at Twins
4
39-54
 Won 1 
9th, 21 GB
W: Don Lee (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  1    3  5  1
Twins           0  0  0   3  0  0   0  0  1    4  8  2
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Johnny Temple 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .285 .360 .350 .710 0.002 0.96 0.069 -0.067 -0.3 6 2 2B
Jim Piersall CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .333 .393 .451 .844 0.095 1.31 0.121 -0.025 0.9 2 0
Tito Francona 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .293 .351 .433 .784 -0.193 1.79 0.000 -0.193 -1.2 9 1
Bubba Phillips 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .282 .324 .446 .770 0.261 1.36 0.330 -0.069 0.3 1 7 HR
Willie Kirkland RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .256 .319 .478 .797 -0.068 1.07 0.026 -0.094 -0.3 1 1 HBP
Chuck Essegian LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .321 .378 .613 .991 -0.034 1.16 0.061 -0.094 -0.7 1 0 GDP
John Romano C 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .312 .395 .521 .915 -0.038 1.25 0.052 -0.091 0.0 1 1
Woodie Held SS 4 1 1 1 0 3 4 .278 .375 .441 .816 -0.086 1.25 0.042 -0.127 0.1 5 5 HR
Wynn Hawkins P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .129 .182 .129 .311 -0.083 1.14 0.000 -0.083 -0.8 0 0 GDP
   Don Dillard PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .263 .354 .394 .748 0.022 0.54 0.022 0.000 0.1
   Joe Schaffernoth P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 32 3 5 2 2 7 35 .156 .229 .375 .604 -0.122 1.24 0.723 -0.843 -1.8 26 18
2B: J Temple (15, off D Lee).
HR: W Held (9, off D Lee, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF); B Phillips (14, off D Lee, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
HBP: W Kirkland (1, by D Lee).
TB: B Phillips 4; W Held 4; J Temple 2; D Dillard; C Essegian.
GIDP: C Essegian (5); W Hawkins (2).
RBI: B Phillips (55); W Held (43).
2-out RBI: W Held.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Temple-W Held-T Francona; W Held-J Temple-T Francona.
E: J Temple (11).
Outfield Assists: W Kirkland (B Tuttle at 2nd base).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lenny Green CF 4 0 2 1 1 0 5 .290 .391 .402 .794 0.415 1.19 0.460 -0.045 1.3 2 0 SB,CS
Billy Martin 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .240 .267 .357 .623 -0.112 0.79 0.000 -0.112 -1.8 1 3 GDP
Harmon Killebrew 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .330 .447 .687 1.133 -0.019 0.71 0.039 -0.058 -0.1 10 0 2B
Jim Lemon LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .262 .340 .433 .772 -0.008 0.69 0.012 -0.020 -0.1 3 0
   Dan Dobbek LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .189 .287 .340 .627 -0.039 0.65 0.000 -0.039 -0.6 1 0
Bob Allison RF 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .227 .351 .454 .804 0.041 0.93 0.064 -0.023 0.2 2 0
Earl Battey C 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .309 .378 .469 .847 0.105 1.32 0.191 -0.087 1.0 7 0 HR
Bill Tuttle 3B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .235 .309 .300 .608 0.141 1.05 0.153 -0.012 1.0 0 2 SB
Jose Valdivielso SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .179 .217 .228 .445 -0.023 1.64 0.092 -0.115 -0.3 1 1 SB,GDP
Don Lee P 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .077 .077 .077 .154 -0.122 1.27 0.000 -0.122 -1.2 0 2 SH
Team Totals 31 4 8 4 5 1 37 .258 .361 .387 .748 0.379 1.09 1.011 -0.633 -0.6 27 8
2B: H Killebrew (11, off J Schaffernoth).
HR: E Battey (10, off W Hawkins, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
SH: D Lee (2, off W Hawkins).
TB: E Battey 5; B Tuttle 2; L Green 2; H Killebrew 2; J Valdivielso.
GIDP: B Martin (6); J Valdivielso (3).
RBI: E Battey 2 (33); J Valdivielso (6); L Green (30).
2-out RBI: L Green.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Tuttle-B Martin-H Killebrew; D Lee-J Valdivielso-H Killebrew.
E: B Tuttle (8); D Lee (1).
Baserunning
SB: L Green (10, 2nd base off W Hawkins/J Romano); B Tuttle (1, 2nd base off W Hawkins/J Romano); J Valdivielso (1, 2nd base off J Schaffernoth/J Romano).
CS: L Green (9, 2nd base by W Hawkins/J Romano).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Wynn Hawkins 7 6 3 3 4 0 1 3.67 29 49 -0.056 0.86 0.7
Joe Schaffernoth, L (0-5) 1.2 2 1 1 1 1 0 6.59 8 0 0 -0.322 1.90 -0.2
Team Totals 8.2 8 4 4 5 1 1 4.15 37 49 0 0 -0.378 1.09 0.6

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Lee, W (2-2) 9 5 3 2 2 7 2 2.56 35 72 0.122 1.24 1.8
Team Totals 9 5 3 2 2 7 2 2.00 35 72 0.122 1.24 1.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Lee (3; W Kirkland).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Kinnamon, 1B - Eddie Hurley, 2B - Red Flaherty, 3B - Jim Honochick.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: 17,100.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 77° F, Wind 12mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Minnesota Twins
1 Johnny Temple 2B 1 Lenny Green CF
2 Jim Piersall CF 2 Billy Martin 2B
3 Tito Francona 1B 3 Harmon Killebrew 1B
4 Bubba Phillips 3B 4 Jim Lemon LF
5 Willie Kirkland RF 5 Bob Allison RF
6 Chuck Essegian LF 6 Earl Battey C
7 John Romano C 7 Bill Tuttle 3B
8 Woodie Held SS 8 Jose Valdivielso SS
9 Wynn Hawkins P 9 Don Lee P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 3-3 2 -2- R MIN L. Green J. Schaffernoth 39% 100% Single to P; Valdivielso Scores
t9 2-3 0 --- R CLE B. Phillips D. Lee -33% 50% Home Run (Deep LF)
b4 0-0 0 1-- RR MIN E. Battey W. Hawkins 18% 78% Home Run (Deep LF); Allison Scores
t8 2-3 2 1-3 O CLE T. Francona D. Lee 12% 86% Strikeout Looking
t8 1-3 2 -23 R CLE J. Piersall D. Lee -9% 74% Reached on E1 (Line Drive); Dillard Scores/No RBI/unER; Temple to 3B; Piersall to 1B

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, Twins' Don Lee facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE J. Temple D. Lee 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE J. Piersall D. Lee 2% 54% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- O CLE T. Francona D. Lee 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Wynn Hawkins facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- MIN L. Green W. Hawkins 3% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- MIN B. Martin W. Hawkins 2% 61% Green Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- O MIN B. Martin W. Hawkins -4% 57% Popfly: SS
b1 0-0 1 -2- O MIN H. Killebrew W. Hawkins -3% 54% Flyball: CF; Green to 3B
b1 0-0 2 --3 MIN J. Lemon W. Hawkins 1% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-3 MIN B. Allison W. Hawkins 2% 57% Walk; Lemon to 2B
b1 0-0 2 123 O MIN E. Battey W. Hawkins -7% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Don Lee facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CLE B. Phillips D. Lee 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- CLE W. Kirkland D. Lee -3% 50% Hit By Pitch
t2 0-0 1 1-- OO CLE C. Essegian D. Lee 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Wynn Hawkins facing 7-8-9
b2 0-0 0 --- MIN B. Tuttle W. Hawkins 4% 59% Single to LF
b2 0-0 0 1-- O MIN J. Valdivielso W. Hawkins -2% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B; Tuttle to 2B
b2 0-0 1 -2- O MIN D. Lee W. Hawkins -4% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 2 -2- O MIN L. Green W. Hawkins -3% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Don Lee facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- CLE J. Romano D. Lee -4% 46% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- O CLE W. Held D. Lee 4% 50% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 1 1-- OO CLE W. Hawkins D. Lee 6% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Wynn Hawkins facing 2-3-4
b3 0-0 0 --- O MIN B. Martin W. Hawkins -3% 53% Popfly: SS
b3 0-0 1 --- O MIN H. Killebrew W. Hawkins -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O MIN J. Lemon W. Hawkins -1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Don Lee facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- O CLE J. Temple D. Lee 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t4 0-0 1 --- CLE J. Piersall D. Lee -3% 50% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t4 0-0 1 1-- O CLE T. Francona D. Lee 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 2 1-- O CLE B. Phillips D. Lee 3% 56% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Wynn Hawkins facing 5-6-7
b4 0-0 0 --- MIN B. Allison W. Hawkins 4% 60% Walk
b4 0-0 0 1-- RR MIN E. Battey W. Hawkins 18% 78% Home Run (Deep LF); Allison Scores
b4 2-0 0 --- MIN B. Tuttle W. Hawkins 2% 81% Single to CF
b4 2-0 0 1-- MIN J. Valdivielso W. Hawkins 2% 82% Tuttle Steals 2B
b4 2-0 0 -2- R MIN J. Valdivielso W. Hawkins 5% 87% Single to CF; Tuttle Scores
b4 3-0 0 1-- O MIN D. Lee W. Hawkins -1% 87% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Valdivielso to 2B
b4 3-0 1 -2- MIN L. Green W. Hawkins 1% 87% Reached on E4 (Pop Fly); Green to 1B
b4 3-0 1 12- OO MIN B. Martin W. Hawkins -4% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 3.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Don Lee facing 5-6-7
t5 0-3 0 --- O CLE W. Kirkland D. Lee 2% 86% Flyball: RF
t5 0-3 1 --- O CLE C. Essegian D. Lee 2% 87% Strikeout
t5 0-3 2 --- CLE J. Romano D. Lee -1% 86% Walk
t5 0-3 2 1-- O CLE W. Held D. Lee 2% 88% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Wynn Hawkins facing 3-4-5
b5 3-0 0 --- O MIN H. Killebrew W. Hawkins -1% 87% Popfly: SS
b5 3-0 1 --- O MIN J. Lemon W. Hawkins -1% 86% Flyball: RF
b5 3-0 2 --- O MIN B. Allison W. Hawkins -1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 3.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Don Lee facing 9-1-2
t6 0-3 0 --- O CLE W. Hawkins D. Lee 2% 88% Strikeout Looking
t6 0-3 1 --- O CLE J. Temple D. Lee 2% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-3 2 --- O CLE J. Piersall D. Lee 1% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Wynn Hawkins facing 6-7-8
b6 3-0 0 --- MIN E. Battey W. Hawkins 1% 92% Single to RF
b6 3-0 0 1-- O MIN B. Tuttle W. Hawkins -1% 91% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b6 3-0 1 1-- OO MIN J. Valdivielso W. Hawkins -2% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 3.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Don Lee facing 3-4-5
t7 0-3 0 --- O CLE T. Francona D. Lee 2% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 0-3 1 --- O CLE B. Phillips D. Lee 2% 93% Flyball: LF
t7 0-3 2 --- O CLE W. Kirkland D. Lee 1% 94% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Wynn Hawkins facing 9-1-2
b7 3-0 0 --- O MIN D. Lee W. Hawkins -1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 3-0 1 --- MIN L. Green W. Hawkins 1% 94% Single to 3B/Bunt
b7 3-0 1 1-- O MIN B. Martin W. Hawkins -1% 93% Green Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b7 3-0 2 --- O MIN B. Martin W. Hawkins -0% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Twins 3.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Twins' Don Lee facing 6-7-8
Dan Dobbek replaces Jim Lemon playing LF batting 4th
t8 0-3 0 --- O CLE C. Essegian D. Lee 2% 95% Strikeout Looking
t8 0-3 1 --- O CLE J. Romano D. Lee 1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 0-3 2 --- R CLE W. Held D. Lee -4% 92% Home Run (Deep LF)
Don Dillard pinch hits for Wynn Hawkins (P) batting 9th
t8 1-3 2 --- CLE D. Dillard D. Lee -2% 90% Single to RF
t8 1-3 2 1-- CLE J. Temple D. Lee -7% 83% Double to RF; Dillard to 3B
t8 1-3 2 -23 R CLE J. Piersall D. Lee -9% 74% Reached on E1 (Line Drive); Dillard Scores/No RBI/unER; Temple to 3B; Piersall to 1B
t8 2-3 2 1-3 O CLE T. Francona D. Lee 12% 86% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Joe Schaffernoth facing 3-4-5
Joe Schaffernoth replaces Don Dillard (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-2 0 --- MIN H. Killebrew J. Schaffernoth 4% 90% Double to LF
b8 3-2 0 -2- O MIN D. Dobbek J. Schaffernoth -4% 86% Fielder's Choice P; Killebrew out at 3B/P-3B
b8 3-2 1 1-- O MIN B. Allison J. Schaffernoth -2% 85% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b8 3-2 2 1-- O MIN E. Battey J. Schaffernoth -2% 83% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Twins 3.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-3, Twins' Don Lee facing 4-5-6
t9 2-3 0 --- R CLE B. Phillips D. Lee -33% 50% Home Run (Deep LF)
t9 3-3 0 --- O CLE W. Kirkland D. Lee 6% 56% Popfly: 1B
t9 3-3 1 --- CLE C. Essegian D. Lee -6% 50% Single to CF
t9 3-3 1 1-- O CLE J. Romano D. Lee 8% 58% Flyball: LF
t9 3-3 2 1-- O CLE W. Held D. Lee 7% 64% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Twins 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Tied 3-3, Indians' Joe Schaffernoth facing 7-8-9
b9 3-3 0 --- MIN B. Tuttle J. Schaffernoth 7% 72% Walk
b9 3-3 0 1-- O MIN J. Valdivielso J. Schaffernoth -8% 64% Groundout: RF-SS/Forceout at 2B
b9 3-3 1 1-- O MIN D. Lee J. Schaffernoth -7% 57% Strikeout
b9 3-3 2 1-- MIN L. Green J. Schaffernoth 4% 61% Valdivielso Steals 2B
b9 3-3 2 -2- R MIN L. Green J. Schaffernoth 39% 100% Single to P; Valdivielso Scores
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Twins 4.

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