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Standings
DET
@BAL
0
4
CHW
@CAL
5
1
CLE
@NYY
3
2
MIN
@OAK
1
2
PIT
@ATL
2
1
PHI
@CIN
1
10
SFG
@HOU
2
10
NYM
@STL
1
2
 
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Monday, May 6, 1968, 8:03PM
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 8,000, Time of Game: 2:28
Tigers
0
14-9
 Lost 1 
2nd, 2½ GB
at Orioles
4
16-6
 Won 8 
1st
W: Dave Leonhard (2-0)
L: Joe Sparma (1-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  1  1
Orioles         0  1  0   2  0  1   0  0  X    4 11  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dick McAuliffe 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .176 .292 .341 .633 0.013 1.00 0.067 -0.054 0.0 5 3 SB
Mickey Stanley 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .238 .284 .349 .633 -0.157 0.97 0.000 -0.157 -1.5 6 0 CS
Al Kaline RF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .235 .350 .294 .644 0.023 0.73 0.065 -0.042 0.4 1 0 CS
Willie Horton LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .288 .355 .576 .931 -0.073 0.91 0.007 -0.080 -0.6 0 0
Bill Freehan C 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 .318 .402 .576 .979 0.037 0.59 0.064 -0.027 -0.1 6 2 HBP,GDP
Jim Northrup CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .228 .330 .392 .722 -0.108 1.02 0.010 -0.118 -0.9 3 0 CS,GDP
Don Wert 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .244 .278 .302 .580 0.020 0.71 0.047 -0.027 -0.1 1 2 HBP
Dick Tracewski SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .100 .182 .100 .282 -0.060 1.38 0.000 -0.060 -0.5 1 1
   Eddie Mathews PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .118 .167 .118 .284 -0.009 0.36 0.000 -0.009 -0.2
   Ray Oyler SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .270 .255 .524 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
Joe Sparma P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .091 .091 .091 .182 -0.032 1.46 0.000 -0.032 -0.2 0 1
   Tommy Matchick PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .111 .273 .111 .384 0.023 0.48 0.023 0.000 0.2
   Pat Dobson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Norm Cash PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .116 .255 .116 .371 0.011 0.32 0.011 0.000 0.2
   Les Cain P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 23 0 1 0 7 6 32 .043 .313 .043 .356 -0.312 0.84 0.294 -0.606 -3.4 24 10
HBP: D Wert (1, by D Leonhard); B Freehan (4, by D Leonhard).
TB: J Northrup.
GIDP: B Freehan (2); J Northrup (5).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. D McAuliffe-M Stanley; R Oyler-D McAuliffe.
E: M Stanley (2).
Baserunning
SB: D McAuliffe (3, 2nd base off D Leonhard/C Blefary).
CS: M Stanley (1, 2nd base by D Leonhard/C Blefary); J Northrup (2, 2nd base by D Leonhard/C Blefary); A Kaline (1, 2nd base by D Leonhard/C Blefary).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Paul Blair CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .282 .307 .365 .672 -0.044 0.56 0.007 -0.051 -0.4 3 0
Curt Motton LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .193 .333 .316 .649 -0.022 0.47 0.007 -0.029 -0.5 0 0 CS
Curt Blefary C 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .291 .365 .384 .748 -0.025 0.50 0.019 -0.044 0.8 6 3 2B
Brooks Robinson 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .259 .312 .412 .724 -0.004 0.53 0.032 -0.036 -1.1 1 2
Boog Powell 1B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .278 .376 .443 .819 0.065 0.57 0.087 -0.023 0.6 8 0
Davey Johnson 2B 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .312 .375 .429 .804 0.097 0.53 0.098 -0.001 1.2 4 5 2B
Dave May RF 3 0 2 2 0 0 3 .204 .291 .245 .536 0.117 0.83 0.151 -0.034 1.1 2 0 CS,GDP
Mark Belanger SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .209 .219 .313 .533 0.023 0.36 0.032 -0.008 -0.1 3 4
Dave Leonhard P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.019 0.55 0.000 -0.019 -0.5 0 1 SH
Team Totals 31 4 11 3 1 6 33 .355 .375 .419 .794 0.188 0.54 0.433 -0.245 1.0 27 15
2B: D Johnson (3, off J Sparma); C Blefary (2, off L Cain).
SH: D Leonhard (2, off J Sparma).
TB: D Johnson 4; C Blefary 3; D May 2; P Blair; B Robinson; M Belanger; B Powell.
GIDP: D May (3).
RBI: D May 2 (5); D Johnson (16).
2-out RBI: D May 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 3. D Johnson-M Belanger-B Powell; C Blefary-D Johnson-B Powell; M Belanger-D Johnson-B Powell.
PB: C Blefary (3).
Baserunning
CS: D May (2, 2nd base by J Sparma/B Freehan); C Motton (3, 2nd base by J Sparma/B Freehan).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Sparma, L (1-3) 5 7 3 3 1 3 0 2.08 20 43 -0.167 0.78 -1.1
Pat Dobson 2 3 1 1 0 3 0 3.12 9 0 0 -0.023 0.23 -0.2
Les Cain 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.84 4 0 0 0.002 0.06 0.4
Team Totals 8 11 4 4 1 6 0 4.50 33 43 0 0 -0.188 0.54 -1.0

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Leonhard, W (2-0) 9 1 0 0 7 6 0 2.05 32 84 0.311 0.84 3.4
Team Totals 9 1 0 0 7 6 0 0.00 32 84 0.311 0.84 3.4
Balks: P Dobson (1).
WP: None.
HBP: D Leonhard 2 (2; D Wert, B Freehan).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Marty Springstead, 1B - Red Flaherty, 2B - Bob Stewart, 3B - Lou DiMuro.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 8,000.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Baltimore Orioles
1 Dick McAuliffe 2B 1 Paul Blair CF
2 Mickey Stanley 1B 2 Curt Motton LF
3 Al Kaline RF 3 Curt Blefary C
4 Willie Horton LF 4 Brooks Robinson 3B
5 Bill Freehan C 5 Boog Powell 1B
6 Jim Northrup CF 6 Davey Johnson 2B
7 Don Wert 3B 7 Dave May RF
8 Dick Tracewski SS 8 Mark Belanger SS
9 Joe Sparma P 9 Dave Leonhard 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- R BAL D. May J. Sparma 12% 65% Single to CF; Johnson Scores
b4 1-0 0 1-- BAL B. Powell J. Sparma 9% 83% Single; Robinson to 3B
b4 1-0 0 1-3 R BAL D. Johnson J. Sparma 7% 90% Single to LF; Robinson Scores; Powell to 3B
t5 0-3 0 1-- OO DET J. Northrup D. Leonhard 7% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O DET M. Stanley D. Leonhard 6% 50% Fielder's Choice P; McAuliffe out at 3B/P-3B-SS

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Dave Leonhard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- DET D. McAuliffe D. Leonhard -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- DET M. Stanley D. Leonhard -3% 43% McAuliffe Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O DET M. Stanley D. Leonhard 6% 50% Fielder's Choice P; McAuliffe out at 3B/P-3B-SS
t1 0-0 1 1-- O DET A. Kaline D. Leonhard 4% 53% Stanley Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t1 0-0 2 --- O DET A. Kaline D. Leonhard 1% 54% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Joe Sparma facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O BAL P. Blair J. Sparma -2% 52% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O BAL C. Motton J. Sparma -1% 51% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- O BAL C. Blefary J. Sparma -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Dave Leonhard facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O DET W. Horton D. Leonhard 2% 52% Flyball: 3B
t2 0-0 1 --- DET B. Freehan D. Leonhard -3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- O DET J. Northrup D. Leonhard 3% 52% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t2 0-0 2 1-- O DET D. Wert D. Leonhard 2% 55% Northrup Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Joe Sparma facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O BAL B. Robinson J. Sparma -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O BAL B. Powell J. Sparma -1% 51% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 --- BAL D. Johnson J. Sparma 2% 53% Double (CF-RF)
b2 0-0 2 -2- R BAL D. May J. Sparma 12% 65% Single to CF; Johnson Scores
b2 1-0 2 1-- O BAL M. Belanger J. Sparma -2% 64% May Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 1.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Dave Leonhard facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- DET D. Wert D. Leonhard -5% 59% Hit By Pitch
t3 0-1 0 1-- O DET D. Tracewski D. Leonhard 4% 63% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-1 1 1-- O DET J. Sparma D. Leonhard 3% 66% Strikeout (foul bunt)
t3 0-1 2 1-- O DET D. McAuliffe D. Leonhard 2% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Joe Sparma facing 8-9-1
b3 1-0 0 --- BAL M. Belanger J. Sparma 3% 72% Single to LF
b3 1-0 0 1-- O BAL D. Leonhard J. Sparma -1% 71% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Belanger to 2B
b3 1-0 1 -2- O BAL P. Blair J. Sparma -3% 68% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 -2- BAL C. Motton J. Sparma 1% 69% Walk
b3 1-0 2 12- O BAL C. Blefary J. Sparma -4% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 1.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Dave Leonhard facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- O DET M. Stanley D. Leonhard 3% 68% Strikeout
t4 0-1 1 --- DET A. Kaline D. Leonhard -3% 64% Walk
t4 0-1 1 1-- OO DET W. Horton D. Leonhard 6% 71% Double Play: Strikeout, Kaline Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Joe Sparma facing 4-5-6
b4 1-0 0 --- BAL B. Robinson J. Sparma 3% 74% Single to LF
b4 1-0 0 1-- BAL B. Powell J. Sparma 9% 83% Single; Robinson to 3B
b4 1-0 0 1-3 R BAL D. Johnson J. Sparma 7% 90% Single to LF; Robinson Scores; Powell to 3B
b4 2-0 0 1-3 ROO BAL D. May J. Sparma -2% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B; Powell Scores
b4 3-0 2 --- O BAL M. Belanger J. Sparma -0% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 3.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Orioles' Dave Leonhard facing 5-6-7
t5 0-3 0 --- DET B. Freehan D. Leonhard -4% 84% Hit By Pitch
t5 0-3 0 1-- OO DET J. Northrup D. Leonhard 7% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t5 0-3 2 --- O DET D. Wert D. Leonhard 1% 91% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-0, Tigers' Joe Sparma facing 9-1-2
b5 3-0 0 --- O BAL D. Leonhard J. Sparma -1% 91% Strikeout
b5 3-0 1 --- BAL P. Blair J. Sparma 1% 91% Single
b5 3-0 1 1-- O BAL C. Motton J. Sparma -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 3-0 2 1-- O BAL C. Blefary J. Sparma -1% 90% Motton Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 3.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-3, Orioles' Dave Leonhard facing 8-9-1
t6 0-3 0 --- O DET D. Tracewski D. Leonhard 2% 92% Flyball: CF
Tommy Matchick pinch hits for Joe Sparma (P) batting 9th
t6 0-3 1 --- DET T. Matchick D. Leonhard -2% 89% Walk
t6 0-3 1 1-- O DET D. McAuliffe D. Leonhard 2% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Matchick to 2B
t6 0-3 2 -2- O DET M. Stanley D. Leonhard 2% 93% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-0, Tigers' Pat Dobson facing 3-4-5
Pat Dobson replaces Tommy Matchick (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-0 0 --- BAL C. Blefary P. Dobson 1% 94% Single to RF
b6 3-0 0 1-- BAL B. Robinson P. Dobson 1% 95% Balk; Blefary to 2B
b6 3-0 0 -2- O BAL B. Robinson P. Dobson -1% 94% Strikeout Looking
b6 3-0 1 -2- O BAL B. Powell P. Dobson -1% 93% Strikeout
b6 3-0 2 -2- BAL D. Johnson P. Dobson 0% 94% Single to P; Blefary to 3B
b6 3-0 2 1-3 R BAL D. May P. Dobson 3% 97% Single to LF; Blefary Scores; Johnson to 2B
b6 4-0 2 12- O BAL M. Belanger P. Dobson -1% 96% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 4.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-4, Orioles' Dave Leonhard facing 3-4-5
t7 0-4 0 --- DET A. Kaline D. Leonhard -2% 94% Walk
t7 0-4 0 1-- DET W. Horton D. Leonhard -1% 93% Passed Ball; Kaline to 2B
t7 0-4 0 -2- O DET W. Horton D. Leonhard 2% 95% Strikeout
t7 0-4 1 -2- O DET B. Freehan D. Leonhard 2% 97% Flyball: 2B
t7 0-4 2 -2- DET J. Northrup D. Leonhard -1% 96% Single to LF; Kaline to 3B
t7 0-4 2 1-3 O DET D. Wert D. Leonhard 2% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-0, Tigers' Pat Dobson facing 9-1-2
b7 4-0 0 --- O BAL D. Leonhard P. Dobson -0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 4-0 1 --- O BAL P. Blair P. Dobson -0% 98% Flyball: CF
b7 4-0 2 --- O BAL C. Motton P. Dobson -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 4.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-4, Orioles' Dave Leonhard facing 8-9-1
Eddie Mathews pinch hits for Dick Tracewski (SS) batting 8th
t8 0-4 0 --- O DET E. Mathews D. Leonhard 1% 99% Flyball: RF
Norm Cash pinch hits for Pat Dobson (P) batting 9th
t8 0-4 1 --- DET N. Cash D. Leonhard -1% 97% Walk
t8 0-4 1 1-- O DET D. McAuliffe D. Leonhard 1% 99% Flyball: CF
t8 0-4 2 1-- O DET M. Stanley D. Leonhard 1% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-0, Tigers' Les Cain facing 3-4-5
Les Cain replaces Norm Cash (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Ray Oyler replaces Eddie Mathews (PH) playing SS batting 8th
b8 4-0 0 --- BAL C. Blefary L. Cain 0% 99% Double to LF
b8 4-0 0 -2- OO BAL B. Robinson L. Cain -0% 99% Line Drive Double Play: SS-2B
b8 4-0 2 --- BAL B. Powell L. Cain 0% 99% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
b8 4-0 2 1-- O BAL D. Johnson L. Cain -0% 99% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 4.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-4, Orioles' Dave Leonhard facing 3-4-5
t9 0-4 0 --- O DET A. Kaline D. Leonhard 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 0-4 1 --- DET W. Horton D. Leonhard -1% 99% Walk
t9 0-4 1 1-- OO DET B. Freehan D. Leonhard 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 4.

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