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Saturday July 17, 1976
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With the assistance of three double plays, Rick Waits turned in his first complete game and first shutout of the season, pitching the Indians to a 4-0 victory over the Twins. The Tribe's lefthander gave up four hits and walked four while striking out eight. Frank Duffy led the Indians at bat with three hits. [The Sporting News]


Cleveland Indians 4, Minnesota Twins 0

Game Played on Saturday, July 17, 1976 (Night game) at Metropolitan Stadium

Indians      1  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  2  -   4 11  0
Twins        0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  2


Indians              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kuiper 2b             3   1   1   0     1   0   .234      Bostock cf            3   0   1   0     1   0   .329
Duffy ss              4   1   3   0     1   0   .231      Smalley ss            3   0   0   0     1   2   .223
Manning cf            4   1   2   1     1   1   .300      Carew 1b              4   0   0   0     0   1   .320
Carty dh              3   1   0   0     2   0   .295      Hisle lf              4   0   0   0     0   1   .255
Hendrick lf           4   0   2   0     1   0   .263      Kusick dh             3   0   1   0     0   1   .307
Powell 1b             5   0   0   0     0   0   .185      Wynegar c             2   0   0   0     1   0   .294
Bell 3b               4   0   1   0     0   0   .288      Ford rf               3   0   1   0     0   1   .238
Spikes rf             3   0   1   0     1   0   .238      Cubbage 3b            3   0   1   0     0   1   .233
Ashby c               4   0   1   0     0   0   .224      Randall 2b            2   0   0   0     1   1   .258
Waits p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Redfern p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Albury p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Luebber p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               34   4  11   1     7   1             Totals               27   0   4   0     4   8

Time of Game: 2:40   Attendance: 22,290
Left on Base: Indians 11, Twins 4
DP: Indians 3, Twins 3
Errors: Smalley, Ford
Triples: Manning (5), Hendrick (2), Ford (2)
Caught Stealing: Ford (3)
Sacrifice Hits: Kuiper (7)
GIDP: Carty (10), Manning (6), Wynegar (10), Randall (5)


Indians                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Waits W(3-4)            9     4   0   0   4   8   0  31   3.69
Totals                  9     4   0   0   4   8   0  31

Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Redfern L(2-6)          4     5   2   1   3   0   0  18   4.82
Albury                  4.1   5   2   2   4   1   0  21   3.38
Luebber                 0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   3   4.56
Totals                  9    11   4   3   7   1   0  42

Umpires: HP - Jim Evans, 1B - Joe Brinkman, 2B - Greg Kosc, 3B - Nestor Chylak


INDIANS 1ST: Kuiper walked; Duffy singled to center [Kuiper to
third]; Manning walked [Duffy to second]; Carty grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Kuiper scored (no
RBI), Duffy to third, Manning out at second]; Hendrick grounded
out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 1,
Twins 0.

TWINS 1ST: Bostock lined to center; Smalley walked; Carew made
an out to shortstop; Hisle flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Indians 1, Twins 0.

INDIANS 2ND: Powell flied out to center; Bell made an out to
third; Spikes singled to center; Ashby grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 1, Twins 0.

TWINS 2ND: Kusick singled to left; Wynegar grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Kusick out at
second]; Ford tripled to center; Cubbage grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 1, Twins 0.

INDIANS 3RD: Kuiper grounded out (second to first); Duffy
singled to left; Manning grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Duffy out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Indians 1, Twins 0.

TWINS 3RD: Randall struck out; Bostock grounded out (third to
first); Smalley struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 1,
Twins 0.

INDIANS 4TH: Carty walked; Hendrick singled to center [Carty to
second]; Powell forced Hendrick (second to shortstop) [Carty
scored (error by Smalley) (unearned), Powell to second]; Bell
made an out to second; Spikes flied out to left; 1 R (0 ER), 1
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 2, Twins 0.

TWINS 4TH: Carew was called out on strikes; Hisle grounded out
(shortstop to first); Kusick grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 2, Twins 0.

INDIANS 5TH: Ashby singled to right; ALBURY REPLACED REDFERN
(PITCHING); Kuiper out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Ashby to second]; Duffy singled [Ashby to third]; Manning was
called out on strikes; Carty walked [Duffy to second]; Hendrick
flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Indians 2, Twins 0.

TWINS 5TH: Wynegar walked; Ford forced Wynegar (second to
shortstop); Ford was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Cubbage struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians
2, Twins 0.

INDIANS 6TH: Powell grounded out (second to first); Bell singled
to left; Spikes flied out to right; Ashby grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 2, Twins 0.

TWINS 6TH: Randall walked; Bostock walked [Randall to second];
Smalley lined into a double play (pitcher to shortstop) [Randall
out at second]; Carew flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Indians 2, Twins 0.

INDIANS 7TH: Kuiper singled to center; Duffy forced Kuiper
(second to shortstop); Manning singled to left [Duffy to
second]; Carty lined into a double play (first unassisted)
[Manning out at first]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 2, Twins
0.

TWINS 7TH: Hisle struck out; Kusick struck out; Wynegar flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 2, Twins 0.

INDIANS 8TH: Hendrick walked; Powell flied out to center; Bell
grounded out (third to first) [Hendrick to second]; Spikes was
walked intentionally; Ashby grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Indians 2, Twins 0.

TWINS 8TH: Ford struck out; Cubbage singled to center; Randall
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Cubbage
out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 2, Twins 0.

INDIANS 9TH: Kuiper flied out to right; Duffy walked; Manning
tripled to right [Duffy scored, Manning scored (error by Ford)];
LUEBBER REPLACED ALBURY (PITCHING); Carty flied out to right;
Hendrick tripled to right; Powell grounded out (pitcher to
first); 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 4, Twins 0.

TWINS 9TH: Bostock singled to left; Smalley struck out; Carew
forced Bostock (pitcher to shortstop); Hisle made an out to
second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 4, Twins 0.



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