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Indians Turn Back Tigers... 1957 August 29 Indians Turn Back Tigers... 1957 August 29

Al Smith Doubles to drive in Winning Run, Cal McLish hurls stunning game

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Indians Turn Back Tigers 6-5 in 10 Innings

August 29, 1957 Newspaper Clipping: Baseball Game

Baseball Historian Cleveland (AP) -

Four errors by the Cleveland infield hampered a superb pitching performance by Cal McLish Friday night, but the Indians managed to defeat the Detroit Tigers 6-5 in 10 innings anyway. The victory moved the Tribe within a half game of the fourth place Tigers.

Detroit's Charlie Maxwell lined a two-run ninth-inning home run to tie the score at 4-4 and send the game into extra innings.

The Indians came up with two runs in the last of the 10th, with Al Smith doubling in the winning tally with two out. The rally took the sting out of the shoddy fielding which almost caused a heartbreak loss for McLish.

Attendance in Cleveland - 8,211... Time of Game: 2:35


Detroit Tigers:

Frank Bolling 2b, 0-for4... Harvey Kuenn ss, 0-for-5... Dave Philley 1b, 1-for-5... Al Kaline rf, 0-for-4... Charlie Maxwell lf, 1-for2... Johnny Groth cf, 0-for-4... Frank House c, 1-for-4... Jim Finigan 3b, 0-for-3... Billy Hoeft p, 1-for-3... Jim Bunning p, 0-for0... Jim Small pr, 0-0... Red Wilson c, 0-0...

Cleveland Indians:

Larry Raines 3b, 2-for-5... Bobby Avila 2b, 0-for-4... Gene Woodling lf, 2-for-5... Vic Wertz, 1b, 2-for-4...Rocky Colavito rf, 0-for-3... Al Smith cf, 2-for-4... Chico Carrasquel ss, 1-for-4... Jim Hegan c, 0-for-2... Cal McLish p, 0-for-3... Vito Valentinetti p, 0-for-0

Errors: Cleveland - Carrasquel 2, Wertz, Raines

Doubles: Cleveland - Al Smith... Triples - Al Smith Home Run: Detroit - Charlie Maxwell Runs: Detroit - Kuenn, Kaline, Maxwell 2, Small... Cleveland - Raines 2, Woodling, Wertz 2, Al Smith RBIs: Detroit - Maxwell 2, Hoeft... Cleveland - Woodling, Colavito, Hegan, Al Smith 2

PITCHING SUMMARY: Detroit: Billy Hoeft (Loser 6-9) 8 Hits, 6 ER, 6 Ks, 3 Ws in 9 1/3 innings... Jim Bunning 1 Hit, 0 ER, in 1/3 inning... Cleveland: Calvin Coolidge McLish 4 Hits, 5 R, 1 ER, in 9 1/3 innings... Vito Valentinetti (Winner 1-0) 0 Hits, 1 HBP, 0 ER, in 2/3 innings.  Archives Page 193 August 29, 1957 Baseball Game

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