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Scores
Standings
DET
@BAL
1
2
MIN
@CAL
3
0
CHW
@OAK
1
5
BOS
@WSA
5
6
 
(14)
CIN
@PIT
9
6
CIN
@PIT
1
2
 
(10)
Monday, September 23, 1968, 8:03PM
, Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 7,559, Time of Game: 2:27
Tigers
1
101-56
 Lost 2 
1st
at Orioles
2
90-68
 Won 3 
2nd, 11½ GB
W: Roger Nelson (4-2)
L: Denny McLain (31-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  5  3
Orioles         1  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  X    2  5  2

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dick McAuliffe 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .346 .416 .762 -0.098 1.58 0.042 -0.141 -0.7 3 1
Mickey Stanley SS 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .258 .309 .366 .675 0.038 1.83 0.105 -0.067 0.3 1 3
Jim Northrup CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .263 .325 .449 .774 -0.061 1.95 0.057 -0.118 -0.2 0 0
Al Kaline RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .292 .401 .438 .839 -0.082 2.48 0.027 -0.108 -0.5 2 0 IW
Norm Cash 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .263 .333 .491 .824 -0.257 2.73 0.000 -0.257 -1.2 8 3
Gates Brown LF 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .384 .442 .686 1.128 0.023 0.81 0.053 -0.030 0.1 2 0 2B
   Wayne Comer PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .130 .167 .239 .406 -0.062 2.65 0.000 -0.062 -0.2
Bill Freehan C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .262 .362 .452 .813 -0.142 1.46 0.000 -0.142 -0.7 5 0
Don Wert 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .200 .259 .303 .561 -0.002 1.02 0.064 -0.066 0.0 1 1
Denny McLain P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .147 .155 .174 .329 -0.050 1.09 0.000 -0.050 -0.3 2 4
   Eddie Mathews PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .216 .286 .392 .678 0.151 2.59 0.151 0.000 1.0
   Dick Tracewski PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .156 .239 .236 .475 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Pat Dobson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .200 .143 .343 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 1 5 1 2 5 35 .152 .200 .182 .382 -0.542 1.78 0.499 -1.041 -2.4 24 12
2B: G Brown (7, off R Nelson).
IBB: A Kaline (7, by P Richert).
TB: G Brown 3; E Mathews; D McAuliffe; D Wert.
RBI: M Stanley (58).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Wert-B Freehan.
E: M Stanley 2 (4); A Kaline (7).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Buford CF 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .288 .373 .446 .819 0.187 1.03 0.217 -0.030 1.9 6 0 2·SB
   Paul Blair CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .278 .320 .597 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Fiore LF 4 1 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.095 1.03 0.000 -0.095 -1.2 1 0
   Merv Rettenmund LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .412 .463 .875 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Frank Robinson RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .268 .389 .444 .833 -0.049 1.00 0.014 -0.063 -0.5 1 0
Boog Powell 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .248 .337 .411 .748 -0.013 1.01 0.111 -0.125 -0.5 12 0
Brooks Robinson 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .300 .413 .714 0.000 0.51 0.035 -0.035 0.1 1 1 3B
Curt Blefary C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .201 .302 .324 .626 -0.034 0.77 0.007 -0.041 -0.4 5 0
Davey Johnson 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .244 .310 .363 .673 -0.069 0.70 0.000 -0.069 -0.8 0 3
Mark Belanger SS 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 .207 .270 .247 .518 0.017 0.56 0.035 -0.018 0.3 1 4
Roger Nelson P 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 .071 .188 .071 .259 0.014 0.75 0.039 -0.025 0.1 0 0 SH
   Pete Richert P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .300 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 28 2 5 2 5 4 34 .179 .303 .250 .553 -0.042 0.84 0.458 -0.501 -1.0 27 9
3B: B Robinson (6, off D McLain).
SH: R Nelson (4, off D McLain).
TB: B Robinson 3; D Buford 2; R Nelson; B Powell.
RBI: B Powell (85); D Buford (46).
2-out RBI: B Powell.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
E: D Johnson (15); M Belanger (22).
Baserunning
SB: D Buford 2 (27, 3rd base off D McLain/B Freehan, 2nd base off D McLain/B Freehan).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Denny McLain, L (31-6) 7 5 2 1 5 4 0 2.00 30 60 0.021 0.89 0.7
Pat Dobson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.58 4 0 0 0.021 0.41 0.4
Team Totals 8 5 2 1 5 4 0 1.12 34 60 0 0 0.042 0.84 1.0

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Roger Nelson, W (4-2) 7 5 1 1 1 4 0 2.57 27 66 0.201 1.17 1.3
Pete Richert, S (6) 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.47 8 2 1 0.340 3.90 1.1
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 2 5 0 1.00 35 66 2 1 0.541 1.78 2.4
R Nelson faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: R Nelson (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: P Richert (1; A Kaline).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lou DiMuro, 1B - Marty Springstead, 2B - Red Flaherty, 3B - Bob Stewart.
Time of Game: 2:27.
Attendance: 7,559.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Baltimore Orioles
1 Dick McAuliffe 2B 1 Don Buford CF
2 Mickey Stanley SS 2 Mike Fiore LF
3 Jim Northrup CF 3 Frank Robinson RF
4 Al Kaline RF 4 Boog Powell 1B
5 Norm Cash 1B 5 Brooks Robinson 3B
6 Gates Brown LF 6 Curt Blefary C
7 Bill Freehan C 7 Davey Johnson 2B
8 Don Wert 3B 8 Mark Belanger SS
9 Denny McLain P 9 Roger Nelson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 1-2 2 123 O DET N. Cash P. Richert 17% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 0-2 0 1-- DET E. Mathews R. Nelson -15% 68% Single to RF; Wert to 3B
b1 0-0 2 -2- R BAL B. Powell D. McLain 11% 64% Single to CF; Fiore Scores/unER
t8 0-2 0 1-3 O DET D. McAuliffe P. Richert 11% 79% Strikeout Looking
t8 0-2 1 1-3 R DET M. Stanley P. Richert -10% 69% Fielder's Choice uk; Wert Scores; Tracewski to 2B/Adv on E4

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' Roger Nelson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET D. McAuliffe R. Nelson 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O DET M. Stanley R. Nelson 1% 53% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O DET J. Northrup R. Nelson 1% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- BAL D. Buford D. McLain 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- O BAL M. Fiore D. McLain -1% 57% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Fiore to 2B/Adv on E6
b1 0-0 1 -2- O BAL F. Robinson D. McLain -3% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 -2- R BAL B. Powell D. McLain 11% 64% Single to CF; Fiore Scores/unER
b1 1-0 2 1-- O BAL B. Robinson D. McLain -2% 63% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 1.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Roger Nelson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O DET A. Kaline R. Nelson 2% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- O DET N. Cash R. Nelson 1% 66% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 2 --- DET G. Brown R. Nelson -3% 63% Double to RF; Brown to 3B/Adv on E6
t2 0-1 2 --3 O DET B. Freehan R. Nelson 4% 67% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- O BAL C. Blefary D. McLain -2% 66% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 1-0 1 --- O BAL D. Johnson D. McLain -1% 64% Flyball: RF
b2 1-0 2 --- BAL M. Belanger D. McLain 1% 65% Walk
b2 1-0 2 1-- O BAL R. Nelson D. McLain -2% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 1.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Roger Nelson facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O DET D. Wert R. Nelson 2% 66% Strikeout
t3 0-1 1 --- O DET D. McLain R. Nelson 2% 68% Flyball: CF
t3 0-1 2 --- O DET D. McAuliffe R. Nelson 1% 69% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- BAL D. Buford D. McLain 3% 72% Single
b3 1-0 0 1-- BAL M. Fiore D. McLain 3% 75% Buford Steals 2B
b3 1-0 0 -2- BAL M. Fiore D. McLain 3% 78% Buford Steals 3B
b3 1-0 0 --3 O BAL M. Fiore D. McLain -4% 74% Flyball: LF
b3 1-0 1 --3 BAL F. Robinson D. McLain 1% 76% Walk
b3 1-0 1 1-3 OO BAL B. Powell D. McLain -10% 65% Double Play: Flyball: 3B-C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 1.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Roger Nelson facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- O DET M. Stanley R. Nelson 3% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-1 1 --- DET J. Northrup R. Nelson -3% 64% Walk
t4 0-1 1 1-- DET A. Kaline R. Nelson -2% 62% Wild Pitch; Northrup to 2B
t4 0-1 1 -2- O DET A. Kaline R. Nelson 5% 67% Flyball: CF
t4 0-1 2 -2- O DET N. Cash R. Nelson 4% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 5-6-7
b4 1-0 0 --- O BAL B. Robinson D. McLain -2% 69% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 1-0 1 --- O BAL C. Blefary D. McLain -1% 68% Groundout: P-1B
b4 1-0 2 --- O BAL D. Johnson D. McLain -1% 67% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 1.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Roger Nelson facing 6-7-8
t5 0-1 0 --- O DET G. Brown R. Nelson 3% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-1 1 --- O DET B. Freehan R. Nelson 2% 72% Flyball: CF
t5 0-1 2 --- O DET D. Wert R. Nelson 1% 73% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 8-9-1
b5 1-0 0 --- O BAL M. Belanger D. McLain -2% 71% Flyball: 2B
b5 1-0 1 --- BAL R. Nelson D. McLain 4% 75% Single to RF; Nelson to 2B/Adv on E9
b5 1-0 1 -2- O BAL D. Buford D. McLain -3% 72% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 1-0 2 -2- O BAL M. Fiore D. McLain -3% 69% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 1.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Roger Nelson facing 9-1-2
t6 0-1 0 --- O DET D. McLain R. Nelson 3% 73% Strikeout
t6 0-1 1 --- DET D. McAuliffe R. Nelson -4% 69% Single to CF
t6 0-1 1 1-- O DET M. Stanley R. Nelson 3% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B; McAuliffe to 2B
t6 0-1 2 -2- O DET J. Northrup R. Nelson 5% 77% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 3-4-5
b6 1-0 0 --- O BAL F. Robinson D. McLain -2% 75% Strikeout
b6 1-0 1 --- O BAL B. Powell D. McLain -1% 74% Groundout: 1B-P
b6 1-0 2 --- BAL B. Robinson D. McLain 2% 76% Triple (LF-CF)
b6 1-0 2 --3 BAL C. Blefary D. McLain 1% 77% Walk
b6 1-0 2 1-3 O BAL D. Johnson D. McLain -4% 73% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 1.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Roger Nelson facing 4-5-6
t7 0-1 0 --- O DET A. Kaline R. Nelson 4% 77% Flyball: LF
t7 0-1 1 --- O DET N. Cash R. Nelson 3% 80% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 0-1 2 --- DET G. Brown R. Nelson -2% 77% Single
t7 0-1 2 1-- O DET B. Freehan R. Nelson 4% 82% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 8-9-1
b7 1-0 0 --- BAL M. Belanger D. McLain 2% 84% Walk
b7 1-0 0 1-- O BAL R. Nelson D. McLain -1% 83% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Belanger to 2B
b7 1-0 1 -2- R BAL D. Buford D. McLain 9% 92% Single to RF; Belanger Scores; Buford to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b7 2-0 1 -2- O BAL M. Fiore D. McLain -1% 91% Strikeout
b7 2-0 2 -2- O BAL F. Robinson D. McLain -1% 90% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Orioles 2.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Orioles' Roger Nelson facing 8-9-1
Merv Rettenmund replaces Mike Fiore playing LF batting 2nd
Paul Blair replaces Don Buford playing CF batting 1st
t8 0-2 0 --- DET D. Wert R. Nelson -6% 83% Single to RF
Eddie Mathews pinch hits for Denny McLain (P) batting 9th
t8 0-2 0 1-- DET E. Mathews R. Nelson -15% 68% Single to RF; Wert to 3B
Pete Richert replaces Roger Nelson pitching and batting 9th
Dick Tracewski pinch runs for Eddie Mathews (PH) batting 9th
t8 0-2 0 1-3 O DET D. McAuliffe P. Richert 11% 79% Strikeout Looking
t8 0-2 1 1-3 R DET M. Stanley P. Richert -10% 69% Fielder's Choice uk; Wert Scores; Tracewski to 2B/Adv on E4
t8 1-2 1 12- O DET J. Northrup P. Richert 6% 74% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Tracewski to 3B; Stanley to 2B
t8 1-2 2 -23 DET A. Kaline P. Richert -3% 71% Intentional Walk
t8 1-2 2 123 O DET N. Cash P. Richert 17% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Tigers 1, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' Pat Dobson facing 4-5-6
Pat Dobson replaces Dick Tracewski (PR) pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-1 0 --- O BAL B. Powell P. Dobson -1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 2-1 1 --- BAL B. Robinson P. Dobson 1% 89% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b8 2-1 1 1-- O BAL C. Blefary P. Dobson -1% 88% Flyball: LF
b8 2-1 2 1-- O BAL D. Johnson P. Dobson -1% 87% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Orioles 2.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Orioles' Pete Richert facing 6-7-8
Wayne Comer pinch hits for Gates Brown (LF) batting 6th
t9 1-2 0 --- O DET W. Comer P. Richert 6% 93% Groundout: P-1B
t9 1-2 1 --- O DET B. Freehan P. Richert 4% 97% Flyball: RF
t9 1-2 2 --- O DET D. Wert P. Richert 3% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Orioles 2.

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