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Standings
DET
@BAL
3
1
CHW
@CAL
2
3
CLE
@NYY
1
2
MIN
@OAK
0
4
BOS
@WSA
3
1
PIT
@ATL
4
3
 
(14)
LAD
@CHC
6
7
PHI
@CIN
6
2
SFG
@HOU
3
1
NYM
@STL
0
2
Wednesday, May 8, 1968, 8:04PM
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 12,031, Time of Game: 2:30
Tigers
3
16-9
 Won 2 
2nd, ½ GB
at Orioles
1
16-8
 Lost 2 
1st
W: Earl Wilson (3-4)
L: Dave McNally (3-2)
S: Jon Warden (2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          1  1  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    3  7  2
Orioles         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    1  7  1

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mickey Stanley 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .224 .268 .328 .596 -0.044 0.47 0.000 -0.044 -0.6 6 1
Jim Northrup CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .230 .323 .414 .737 0.096 0.41 0.120 -0.024 0.6 6 0 HR
Al Kaline RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .228 .343 .293 .636 0.007 0.30 0.027 -0.020 0.1 5 0 2B
Bill Freehan C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .301 .381 .538 .919 0.016 0.44 0.046 -0.030 0.0 5 0
Willie Horton LF 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .306 .381 .569 .950 0.082 0.63 0.111 -0.029 1.1 1 0
Don Wert 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .242 .296 .308 .604 0.104 0.67 0.114 -0.010 0.9 0 4 2B
Dick Tracewski 2B 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 .067 .118 .067 .184 -0.073 1.02 0.000 -0.073 -1.2 2 0 SF,GDP
   Dick McAuliffe PH-2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .177 .295 .333 .628 0.003 0.06 0.003 0.000 0.2 0 0
Ray Oyler SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .186 .254 .237 .491 -0.045 0.45 0.000 -0.045 -1.0 2 3
Earl Wilson P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .316 .316 .474 .789 -0.034 0.45 0.000 -0.034 -0.5 0 0
   Jon Warden P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 7 3 2 6 35 .219 .257 .375 .632 0.112 0.51 0.421 -0.309 -0.4 27 8
2B: D Wert (3, off D McNally); A Kaline (3, off D McNally).
HR: J Northrup (5, off D McNally, 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF-RF).
SF: D Tracewski (1, off D McNally).
TB: J Northrup 4; A Kaline 2; D Wert 2; W Horton 2; D McAuliffe; B Freehan.
GIDP: D Tracewski (1).
RBI: D Tracewski (1); J Northrup (9); W Horton (14).
2-out RBI: W Horton.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
E: D Wert 2 (3).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Paul Blair CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .255 .278 .330 .608 -0.112 1.72 0.049 -0.160 -0.7 2 0
Curt Motton LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .188 .325 .297 .622 -0.133 1.43 0.000 -0.133 -1.1 5 0
Curt Blefary C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .280 .356 .366 .721 -0.011 1.03 0.050 -0.061 -0.2 6 0
Brooks Robinson 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .264 .320 .407 .727 -0.019 1.58 0.087 -0.106 -0.1 1 1
Boog Powell 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .276 .366 .460 .826 -0.048 1.18 0.038 -0.086 -0.3 7 1
Davey Johnson 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .310 .375 .417 .792 0.008 1.31 0.086 -0.077 0.0 2 1
Dave May RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .192 .276 .231 .507 -0.064 0.84 0.000 -0.064 -0.6 2 0
   Frank Robinson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .241 .371 .276 .647 -0.060 3.35 0.000 -0.060 -0.2
Mark Belanger SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .230 .238 .324 .562 0.022 1.20 0.089 -0.067 -0.0 1 6
Dave McNally P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.021 1.94 0.000 -0.021 -0.2 1 0 SH
   Don Buford PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .222 .300 .278 .578 0.043 0.88 0.043 0.000 0.4
   Moe Drabowsky P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Elrod Hendricks PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .444 .286 .730 -0.037 1.75 0.000 -0.037 -0.3
   Eddie Watt P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Andy Etchebarren PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .316 .395 .632 1.027 0.040 1.36 0.040 0.000 0.9
Team Totals 35 1 7 0 1 5 37 .200 .222 .200 .422 -0.392 1.39 0.482 -0.872 -2.4 27 9
SH: D McNally (1, off E Wilson).
TB: B Robinson 2; M Belanger 2; D Johnson; D Buford; B Powell.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Belanger-D Johnson-B Powell.
E: D May (1).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Earl Wilson, W (3-4) 8 7 1 0 1 4 0 3.47 33 69 0.239 1.24 2.1
Jon Warden, S (2) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.38 4 2 1 0.151 2.60 0.3
Team Totals 9 7 1 0 1 5 0 0.00 37 69 2 1 0.390 1.39 2.4
E Wilson faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave McNally, L (3-2) 6 6 3 3 1 4 1 1.54 24 51 -0.135 0.69 -0.7
Moe Drabowsky 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 6 0 0 0.021 0.14 0.8
Eddie Watt 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.08 5 0 0 0.004 0.10 0.4
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 2 6 1 3.00 35 51 0 0 -0.110 0.51 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bob Stewart, 1B - Lou DiMuro, 2B - Marty Springstead, 3B - Red Flaherty.
Time of Game: 2:30.
Attendance: 12,031.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Baltimore Orioles
1 Mickey Stanley 1B 1 Paul Blair CF
2 Jim Northrup CF 2 Curt Motton LF
3 Al Kaline RF 3 Curt Blefary C
4 Bill Freehan C 4 Brooks Robinson 3B
5 Willie Horton LF 5 Boog Powell 1B
6 Don Wert 3B 6 Davey Johnson 2B
7 Dick Tracewski 2B 7 Dave May RF
8 Ray Oyler SS 8 Mark Belanger SS
9 Earl Wilson P 9 Dave McNally P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 1 --- R DET J. Northrup D. McNally 12% 60% Home Run (CF-RF)
t2 1-0 0 1-- DET D. Wert D. McNally 10% 76% Double to RF; Horton to 3B
b8 0-3 2 123 O BAL B. Robinson E. Wilson 9% 98% Lineout: CF
b9 0-3 0 1-- BAL D. Johnson E. Wilson -9% 85% Single to LF; Powell to 2B
t6 2-0 2 -2- R DET W. Horton D. McNally 8% 89% Single to LF; Kaline Scores

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 McNally facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET M. Stanley D. McNally -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- R DET J. Northrup D. McNally 12% 60% Home Run (CF-RF)
t1 1-0 1 --- O DET A. Kaline D. McNally -1% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 1-0 2 --- O DET B. Freehan D. McNally -1% 58% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Earl Wilson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O BAL P. Blair E. Wilson 2% 60% Strikeout
b1 0-1 1 --- O BAL C. Motton E. Wilson 1% 62% Foul Flyball: SS
b1 0-1 2 --- O BAL C. Blefary E. Wilson 1% 63% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Orioles 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Dave McNally facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- DET W. Horton D. McNally 3% 66% Single to LF
t2 1-0 0 1-- DET D. Wert D. McNally 10% 76% Double to RF; Horton to 3B
t2 1-0 0 -23 RO DET D. Tracewski D. McNally -1% 75% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Horton Scores
t2 2-0 1 -2- O DET R. Oyler D. McNally -2% 73% Strikeout Looking
t2 2-0 2 -2- O DET E. Wilson D. McNally -2% 71% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Earl Wilson facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- BAL B. Robinson E. Wilson -4% 66% Single to LF
b2 0-2 0 1-- O BAL B. Powell E. Wilson 4% 70% Strikeout
b2 0-2 1 1-- O BAL D. Johnson E. Wilson 3% 73% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-2 2 1-- O BAL D. May E. Wilson 2% 75% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Orioles 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Orioles' Dave McNally facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- O DET M. Stanley D. McNally -1% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- O DET J. Northrup D. McNally -1% 73% Groundout: 1B-P
t3 2-0 2 --- O DET A. Kaline D. McNally -1% 72% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Earl Wilson facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- BAL M. Belanger E. Wilson -5% 67% Single
b3 0-2 0 1-- O BAL D. McNally E. Wilson 2% 70% Bunt Groundout: 1B-SS-2B/Sacrifice; Belanger to 2B
b3 0-2 1 -2- O BAL P. Blair E. Wilson 4% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-2 2 -2- O BAL C. Motton E. Wilson 3% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Orioles 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Orioles' Dave McNally facing 4-5-6
t4 2-0 0 --- DET B. Freehan D. McNally 5% 82% Single to RF; Freehan to 2B/Adv on E9
t4 2-0 0 -2- O DET W. Horton D. McNally -3% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-0 1 -2- DET D. Wert D. McNally 1% 80% Walk
t4 2-0 1 12- OO DET D. Tracewski D. McNally -6% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Earl Wilson facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- O BAL C. Blefary E. Wilson 3% 77% Flyball: RF
b4 0-2 1 --- O BAL B. Robinson E. Wilson 2% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-2 2 --- O BAL B. Powell E. Wilson 1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Orioles 0.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Orioles' Dave McNally facing 8-9-1
t5 2-0 0 --- O DET R. Oyler D. McNally -1% 78% Flyball: CF
t5 2-0 1 --- O DET E. Wilson D. McNally -1% 77% Strikeout
t5 2-0 2 --- O DET M. Stanley D. McNally -1% 76% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Earl Wilson facing 6-7-8
b5 0-2 0 --- O BAL D. Johnson E. Wilson 3% 79% Strikeout
b5 0-2 1 --- O BAL D. May E. Wilson 2% 81% Lineout: RF
b5 0-2 2 --- O BAL M. Belanger E. Wilson 1% 82% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Orioles 0.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Orioles' Dave McNally facing 2-3-4
t6 2-0 0 --- O DET J. Northrup D. McNally -1% 81% Foul Flyball: 3B
t6 2-0 1 --- DET A. Kaline D. McNally 3% 84% Double to LF
t6 2-0 1 -2- O DET B. Freehan D. McNally -2% 82% Flyball: RF
t6 2-0 2 -2- R DET W. Horton D. McNally 8% 89% Single to LF; Kaline Scores
t6 3-0 2 1-- O DET D. Wert D. McNally -1% 88% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Earl Wilson facing 9-1-2
Don Buford pinch hits for Dave McNally (P) batting 9th
b6 0-3 0 --- BAL D. Buford E. Wilson -4% 84% Single to RF
b6 0-3 0 1-- O BAL P. Blair E. Wilson 2% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B; Buford to 2B
b6 0-3 1 -2- O BAL C. Motton E. Wilson 3% 90% Flyball: CF
b6 0-3 2 -2- O BAL C. Blefary E. Wilson 3% 92% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Orioles 0.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Orioles' Moe Drabowsky facing 7-8-9
Moe Drabowsky replaces Don Buford (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-0 0 --- O DET D. Tracewski M. Drabowsky -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-0 1 --- O DET R. Oyler M. Drabowsky -0% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-0 2 --- O DET E. Wilson M. Drabowsky -0% 91% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Earl Wilson facing 4-5-6
b7 0-3 0 --- BAL B. Robinson E. Wilson -4% 87% Single to LF
b7 0-3 0 1-- O BAL B. Powell E. Wilson 4% 91% Lineout: LF
b7 0-3 1 1-- O BAL D. Johnson E. Wilson 2% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Robinson to 2B
b7 0-3 2 -2- O BAL D. May E. Wilson 2% 95% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Orioles 0.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Orioles' Moe Drabowsky facing 1-2-3
t8 3-0 0 --- O DET M. Stanley M. Drabowsky -0% 95% Flyball: LF
t8 3-0 1 --- O DET J. Northrup M. Drabowsky -0% 94% Flyball: LF
t8 3-0 2 --- O DET A. Kaline M. Drabowsky -0% 94% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Earl Wilson facing 8-9-1
b8 0-3 0 --- BAL M. Belanger E. Wilson -4% 90% Single/Bunt
Elrod Hendricks pinch hits for Moe Drabowsky (P) batting 9th
b8 0-3 0 1-- O BAL E. Hendricks E. Wilson 4% 94% Lineout: RF
b8 0-3 1 1-- BAL P. Blair E. Wilson -5% 89% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Belanger to 2B
b8 0-3 1 12- O BAL C. Motton E. Wilson 5% 94% Flyball: RF
b8 0-3 2 12- BAL C. Blefary E. Wilson -5% 89% Walk; Belanger to 3B; Blair to 2B
b8 0-3 2 123 O BAL B. Robinson E. Wilson 9% 98% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Tigers 3, Orioles 0.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Orioles' Eddie Watt facing 4-5-6
Eddie Watt replaces Elrod Hendricks (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-0 0 --- O DET B. Freehan E. Watt -0% 97% Flyball: LF
t9 3-0 1 --- DET W. Horton E. Watt 0% 98% Walk
t9 3-0 1 1-- O DET D. Wert E. Watt -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
Dick McAuliffe pinch hits for Dick Tracewski (2B) batting 7th
t9 3-0 2 1-- DET D. McAuliffe E. Watt 0% 98% Single to RF; Horton to 3B
t9 3-0 2 1-3 O DET R. Oyler E. Watt -0% 97% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Earl Wilson facing 5-6-7
Dick McAuliffe moves from PH to 2B
b9 0-3 0 --- BAL B. Powell E. Wilson -4% 93% Single to CF
b9 0-3 0 1-- BAL D. Johnson E. Wilson -9% 85% Single to LF; Powell to 2B
Jon Warden replaces Earl Wilson pitching and batting 9th
Frank Robinson pinch hits for Dave May (RF) batting 7th
b9 0-3 0 12- O BAL F. Robinson J. Warden 6% 91% Flyball: CF; Powell to 3B
b9 0-3 1 1-3 O BAL M. Belanger J. Warden 6% 96% Flyball: CF
Andy Etchebarren pinch hits for Eddie Watt (P) batting 9th
b9 0-3 2 1-3 R BAL A. Etchebarren J. Warden -4% 92% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Powell Scores/unER; Johnson to 2B
b9 1-3 2 12- O BAL P. Blair J. Warden 8% 100% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Orioles 1.

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