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Saturday, April 15, 1961,
, Griffith Stadium
Attendance: 9,616, Time of Game: 2:40
Indians
3
2-1
 Won 1 
1st
at Senators
1
1-2
 Lost 1 
8th, 1 GB
W: Mudcat Grant (1-0)
S: Frank Funk (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
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Indians         0  0  0   0  1  1   0  1  0    3  8  0
Senators        0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  7  0

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 2 1 1 0 5 .308 .357 .308 .665 0.131 1.02 0.155 -0.024 1.0 1 1
Tito Francona LF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .133 .133 .200 .333 0.010 1.10 0.104 -0.094 0.1 2 0 2B
Jim Piersall CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .467 .467 .733 1.200 -0.064 1.04 0.063 -0.126 -0.7 4 0 2B
Willie Kirkland RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .333 .429 .583 1.012 -0.081 1.17 0.037 -0.119 -0.9 1 0
Woodie Held SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .091 .286 .091 .377 -0.071 1.41 0.011 -0.082 -0.6 1 2
Vic Power 1B 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .385 .385 .538 .923 -0.039 1.18 0.035 -0.073 -0.6 10 0
Bubba Phillips 3B 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .500 .538 .917 1.455 0.242 1.06 0.258 -0.016 1.9 2 3 2B
John Romano C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .300 .417 .400 .817 -0.076 0.91 0.009 -0.085 -0.5 5 3
Mudcat Grant P 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 .000 .333 .000 .333 -0.025 1.31 0.023 -0.049 -0.2 1 0
   Bob Hale PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.036 1.44 0.000 -0.036 -0.8
   Frank Funk P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 3 8 3 4 7 39 .229 .308 .314 .622 -0.009 1.13 0.695 -0.704 -1.3 27 9
2B: T Francona (1, off B Daniels); B Phillips (2, off B Daniels); J Piersall (2, off B Daniels).
TB: B Phillips 4; J Piersall 2; T Francona 2; J Temple 2; W Kirkland.
RBI: J Temple (3); B Phillips (3); V Power (1).
2-out RBI: B Phillips.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 12.

Washington Senators

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Coot Veal SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .333 .333 .333 .667 -0.002 1.35 0.104 -0.105 -0.3 0 2
Billy Klaus 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .091 .083 .364 .447 0.032 1.33 0.139 -0.107 0.4 0 4 HR
Marty Keough LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .364 .417 .364 .780 -0.081 1.03 0.012 -0.093 -0.4 3 0
R C Stevens 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .125 .222 .125 .347 -0.032 1.03 0.045 -0.076 -0.3 9 1
Gene Woodling RF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .400 .455 .600 1.055 0.052 1.18 0.102 -0.050 0.6 3 0
Willie Tasby CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .333 .455 .444 .899 0.059 1.56 0.130 -0.071 0.7 1 0
Danny O'Connell 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .300 .364 .300 .664 -0.068 1.98 0.090 -0.158 -0.8 3 3
Pete Daley C 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .125 .000 .125 -0.115 1.49 0.000 -0.115 -1.0 7 0
   Joe Hicks PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 -0.102 3.02 0.077 -0.179 -0.5
   Dutch Dotterer C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Jim King PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.075 3.41 0.000 -0.075 -0.4
Bennie Daniels P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.118 2.07 0.000 -0.118 -0.9 0 0 SH
   Dave Sisler P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Dale Long PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.058 2.52 0.000 -0.058 -0.3
Team Totals 32 1 7 1 4 5 37 .219 .306 .313 .618 -0.508 1.58 0.699 -1.205 -3.3 27 11
HR: B Klaus (1, off M Grant, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
SH: B Daniels (1, off M Grant).
TB: B Klaus 4; W Tasby 2; G Woodling 2; C Veal; J Hicks.
RBI: B Klaus (2).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
PB: P Daley (1).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mudcat Grant, W (1-0) 7 6 1 1 3 5 1 1.29 29 63 0.337 1.52 2.4
Frank Funk, S (1) 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 8 0 0 0.171 1.76 1.0
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 4 5 1 1.00 37 63 0 0 0.508 1.58 3.3

Washington Senators

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bennie Daniels, L (0-1) 7.1 7 3 3 3 6 0 3.68 32 55 0.014 1.20 0.7
Dave Sisler 1.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 7 2 1 -0.006 0.77 0.6
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 4 7 0 3.00 39 55 2 1 0.008 1.13 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: F Funk (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bob Stewart, 1B - Joe Linsalata, 2B - Charlie Berry, 3B - Frank Umont.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: 9,616.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Washington Senators
1 Johnny Temple 2B 1 Coot Veal SS
2 Tito Francona LF 2 Billy Klaus 3B
3 Jim Piersall CF 3 Marty Keough LF
4 Willie Kirkland RF 4 R C Stevens 1B
5 Woodie Held SS 5 Gene Woodling RF
6 Vic Power 1B 6 Willie Tasby CF
7 Bubba Phillips 3B 7 Danny O'Connell 2B
8 John Romano C 8 Pete Daley C
9 Mudcat Grant P 9 Bennie Daniels P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 1-2 1 1-3 O WSA B. Klaus M. Grant 18% 68% Baserunner Out Advancing; Hicks out at Hm/C-P; Veal to 2B
b6 0-2 0 --- R WSA B. Klaus M. Grant -14% 61% Home Run (Deep RF)
t6 1-0 2 -2- R CLE B. Phillips B. Daniels 12% 77% Single to CF; Kirkland Scores
t1 0-0 0 1-- CLE T. Francona B. Daniels 10% 64% Double to RF (Deep 1B); Temple to 3B
b7 1-2 1 -2- WSA C. Veal M. Grant -10% 50% Single to CF; Hicks to 3B

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, Senators' Bennie Daniels facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CLE J. Temple B. Daniels 4% 54% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- CLE T. Francona B. Daniels 10% 64% Double to RF (Deep 1B); Temple to 3B
t1 0-0 0 -23 O CLE J. Piersall B. Daniels -5% 59% Popfly: 1B
t1 0-0 1 -23 O CLE W. Kirkland B. Daniels -9% 50% Fielder's Choice 1B; Temple out at Hm/1B-C; Francona to 3B; Kirkland to 1B
t1 0-0 2 1-3 O CLE W. Held B. Daniels -5% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O WSA C. Veal M. Grant 2% 47% Popfly: 1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O WSA B. Klaus M. Grant 2% 49% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b1 0-0 2 --- WSA M. Keough M. Grant -1% 48% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O WSA R. Stevens M. Grant 2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Senators 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Bennie Daniels facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O CLE V. Power B. Daniels -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- O CLE B. Phillips B. Daniels -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- O CLE J. Romano B. Daniels -1% 45% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- WSA G. Woodling M. Grant -4% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- WSA W. Tasby M. Grant -10% 32% Single to RF; Woodling to 3B
b2 0-0 0 1-3 O WSA D. O'Connell M. Grant 4% 36% Bunt Groundout: C-1B; Tasby to 2B
b2 0-0 1 -23 O WSA P. Daley M. Grant 8% 44% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 -23 O WSA B. Daniels M. Grant 6% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Senators 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Bennie Daniels facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O CLE M. Grant B. Daniels -2% 48% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- CLE J. Temple B. Daniels 3% 50% Walk
t3 0-0 1 1-- O CLE T. Francona B. Daniels -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t3 0-0 2 1-- O CLE J. Piersall B. Daniels -3% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- O WSA C. Veal M. Grant 2% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 0-0 1 --- O WSA B. Klaus M. Grant 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 2 --- O WSA M. Keough M. Grant 1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Senators 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Bennie Daniels facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- O CLE W. Kirkland B. Daniels -3% 47% Strikeout
t4 0-0 1 --- O CLE W. Held B. Daniels -2% 45% Flyball: RF
t4 0-0 2 --- O CLE V. Power B. Daniels -1% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 4-5-6
b4 0-0 0 --- O WSA R. Stevens M. Grant 3% 47% Foul Flyball: RF
b4 0-0 1 --- WSA G. Woodling M. Grant -3% 44% Single to CF (SS-2B)
b4 0-0 1 1-- O WSA W. Tasby M. Grant 2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B; Woodling to 2B
b4 0-0 2 -2- O WSA D. O'Connell M. Grant 4% 50% Fielder's Choice 3B unassisted; Woodling out at 3B/3B; O'Connell to 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Senators 0.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Senators' Bennie Daniels facing 7-8-9
t5 0-0 0 --- CLE B. Phillips B. Daniels 8% 58% Double to LF
t5 0-0 0 -2- O CLE J. Romano B. Daniels -6% 53% Strikeout
t5 0-0 1 -2- CLE M. Grant B. Daniels 4% 57% Passed Ball; Phillips to 3B
t5 0-0 1 --3 CLE M. Grant B. Daniels 2% 59% Walk
t5 0-0 1 1-3 R CLE J. Temple B. Daniels 9% 68% Single to RF; Phillips Scores; Grant to 2B
t5 1-0 1 12- O CLE T. Francona B. Daniels -5% 64% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t5 1-0 2 12- O CLE J. Piersall B. Daniels -4% 59% Lineout: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 8-9-1
b5 0-1 0 --- O WSA P. Daley M. Grant 3% 63% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-1 1 --- O WSA B. Daniels M. Grant 2% 65% Flyball: CF
b5 0-1 2 --- O WSA C. Veal M. Grant 2% 67% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Senators 0.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Senators' Bennie Daniels facing 4-5-6
t6 1-0 0 --- CLE W. Kirkland B. Daniels 4% 70% Single to CF
t6 1-0 0 1-- O CLE W. Held B. Daniels -2% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B; Kirkland to 2B
t6 1-0 1 -2- O CLE V. Power B. Daniels -4% 65% Strikeout
t6 1-0 2 -2- R CLE B. Phillips B. Daniels 12% 77% Single to CF; Kirkland Scores
t6 2-0 2 1-- O CLE J. Romano B. Daniels -2% 75% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Senators 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Senators Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 2-3-4
b6 0-2 0 --- R WSA B. Klaus M. Grant -14% 61% Home Run (Deep RF)
b6 1-2 0 --- O WSA M. Keough M. Grant 4% 65% Popfly: SS
b6 1-2 1 --- WSA R. Stevens M. Grant -4% 61% Walk
b6 1-2 1 1-- O WSA G. Woodling M. Grant 5% 66% Popfly: 1B
b6 1-2 2 1-- WSA W. Tasby M. Grant -3% 62% Single to SS (Weak SS); Stevens to 2B
b6 1-2 2 12- O WSA D. O'Connell M. Grant 8% 70% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Senators 1.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Senators' Bennie Daniels facing 9-1-2
t7 2-1 0 --- O CLE M. Grant B. Daniels -2% 68% Strikeout
t7 2-1 1 --- O CLE J. Temple B. Daniels -2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-1 2 --- O CLE T. Francona B. Daniels -1% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Senators 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Senators Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Mudcat Grant facing 8-9-1
Joe Hicks pinch hits for Pete Daley (C) batting 8th
b7 1-2 0 --- WSA J. Hicks M. Grant -8% 57% Single to 2B/Bunt
b7 1-2 0 1-- O WSA B. Daniels M. Grant 3% 60% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Hicks to 2B
b7 1-2 1 -2- WSA C. Veal M. Grant -10% 50% Single to CF; Hicks to 3B
b7 1-2 1 1-3 O WSA B. Klaus M. Grant 18% 68% Baserunner Out Advancing; Hicks out at Hm/C-P; Veal to 2B
b7 1-2 2 -2- O WSA B. Klaus M. Grant 7% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Senators 1.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Senators' Bennie Daniels facing 3-4-5
Dutch Dotterer replaces Joe Hicks (PH) playing C batting 8th
t8 2-1 0 --- CLE J. Piersall B. Daniels 6% 82% Double to LF
t8 2-1 0 -2- O CLE W. Kirkland B. Daniels -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B; Piersall to 3B
t8 2-1 1 --3 CLE W. Held B. Daniels 1% 82% Walk
Dave Sisler replaces Bennie Daniels pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-1 1 1-3 RO CLE V. Power D. Sisler 3% 86% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Piersall Scores; Power to 1B
t8 3-1 2 1-- CLE B. Phillips D. Sisler 1% 87% Single to RF; Power to 3B
t8 3-1 2 1-3 CLE J. Romano D. Sisler 1% 88% Walk; Phillips to 2B
Bob Hale pinch hits for Mudcat Grant (P) batting 9th
t8 3-1 2 123 O CLE B. Hale D. Sisler -4% 84% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 3, Senators 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Senators Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Frank Funk facing 3-4-5
Frank Funk replaces Bob Hale (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 1-3 0 --- O WSA M. Keough F. Funk 4% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 1-3 1 --- O WSA R. Stevens F. Funk 3% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 1-3 2 --- WSA G. Woodling F. Funk -3% 89% Single to CF
b8 1-3 2 1-- WSA W. Tasby F. Funk -1% 88% Wild Pitch; Woodling to 2B
b8 1-3 2 -2- O WSA W. Tasby F. Funk 5% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Senators 1.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Senators' Dave Sisler facing 1-2-3
t9 3-1 0 --- O CLE J. Temple D. Sisler -1% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 3-1 1 --- O CLE T. Francona D. Sisler -1% 92% Groundout: P-1B
t9 3-1 2 --- O CLE J. Piersall D. Sisler -0% 91% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Senators 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Senators Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Frank Funk facing 7-8-9
b9 1-3 0 --- WSA D. O'Connell F. Funk -9% 82% Walk
Jim King pinch hits for Dutch Dotterer (C) batting 8th
b9 1-3 0 1-- O WSA J. King F. Funk 7% 90% Popfly: 3B
Dale Long pinch hits for Dave Sisler (P) batting 9th
b9 1-3 1 1-- O WSA D. Long F. Funk 6% 96% Flyball: LF
b9 1-3 2 1-- O WSA C. Veal F. Funk 4% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Senators 1.

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