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Standings
WSA
@CAL
1
6
DET
@CLE
0
2
BAL
@MIN
7
3
NYY
@OAK
3
4
 
(11)
LAD
@PIT
3
4
CIN
@STL
0
7
Wednesday, April 24, 1968,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 4,636, Time of Game: 2:16
Tigers
0
9-2
 Lost 1 
1st
at Indians
2
5-6
 Won 2 
7th, 4 GB
W: Steve Hargan (1-2)
L: Joe Sparma (1-1)
                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
Indians         0  1  0   0  0  0   1  0  X    2  7  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 0 4 .220 .407 .439 .846 0.021 1.02 0.076 -0.055 -0.1 0 5
Don Wert 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .238 .273 .286 .558 -0.098 1.51 0.000 -0.098 -0.5 2 2
Al Kaline RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .214 .327 .310 .636 -0.114 1.08 0.000 -0.114 -0.6 1 0 GDP
Willie Horton LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .308 .391 .564 .955 -0.052 1.11 0.000 -0.052 -0.4 3 0
   Mickey Stanley CF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .385 .407 .500 .907 0.064 1.26 0.064 0.000 0.4 2 0
Norm Cash 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .143 .333 .143 .476 -0.071 1.36 0.000 -0.071 -0.4 9 0
Bill Freehan C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .368 .489 .526 1.016 -0.071 0.95 0.000 -0.071 -0.5 4 1
Jim Northrup CF-LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .162 .295 .189 .485 -0.023 1.30 0.047 -0.070 -0.1 0 0
Ray Oyler SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .205 .171 .377 -0.102 1.47 0.000 -0.102 -0.7 3 1
   Tommy Matchick PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.029 1.25 0.000 -0.029 -0.2
Joe Sparma P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 -0.034 1.05 0.000 -0.034 -0.2 0 1 SH
   Gates Brown PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .667 .667 1.667 2.333 -0.017 0.74 0.000 -0.017 -0.1
Team Totals 25 0 1 0 2 7 28 .040 .111 .040 .151 -0.526 1.20 0.187 -0.713 -3.4 24 10
SH: J Sparma (2, off S Hargan).
TB: J Northrup.
GIDP: A Kaline (1).
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Wert-N Cash.
E: D McAuliffe (2).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: R Oyler (2nd base by D Sims).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dave Nelson 2B 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .231 .286 .231 .516 -0.017 0.93 0.059 -0.075 -0.1 4 2 CS
   Leon Wagner PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .100 .182 .100 .282 0.048 1.30 0.048 0.000 0.6
   Chico Salmon PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .083 .083 .167 0.007 0.40 0.007 0.000 0.2 1 0 SB
Max Alvis 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .351 .442 .649 1.091 0.015 0.65 0.051 -0.037 -0.1 0 0
Jose Cardenal CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .256 .319 .349 .668 -0.060 0.82 0.000 -0.060 -0.8 3 0
Duke Sims C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .250 .413 .611 1.024 -0.081 0.92 0.004 -0.086 -0.6 7 1
Tony Horton 1B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .268 .348 .488 .836 -0.013 0.57 0.026 -0.039 -0.4 7 0
Vic Davalillo RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .293 .310 .488 .797 0.117 0.61 0.145 -0.027 0.7 1 0
Tommy Harper LF 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .156 .229 .281 .510 -0.027 0.60 0.010 -0.037 -0.3 0 0
Larry Brown SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .206 .341 .235 .577 -0.025 0.79 0.017 -0.042 -0.3 4 3
Steve Hargan P 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .143 .143 .429 .571 0.009 0.89 0.062 -0.053 0.1 0 1 3B
Team Totals 30 2 7 1 3 3 33 .233 .303 .300 .603 -0.027 0.76 0.429 -0.456 -1.0 27 7
3B: S Hargan (1, off J Sparma).
TB: S Hargan 3; D Nelson 2; M Alvis 2; L Brown; L Wagner.
RBI: L Wagner (1).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Brown-T Horton.
Baserunning
SB: C Salmon (2, 2nd base off J Sparma/B Freehan).
CS: D Nelson (2, 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 (1-1) 8 7 2 1 3 3 0 0.84 33 62 0.025 0.76 1.0
Team Totals 8 7 2 1 3 3 0 1.12 33 62 0.025 0.76 1.0

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Hargan, W (1-2) 9 1 0 0 2 7 0 3.10 28 90 0.525 1.20 3.4
Team Totals 9 1 0 0 2 7 0 0.00 28 90 0.525 1.20 3.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Salerno, 1B - Bill Haller, 2B - Jerry Neudecker, 3B - Larry Napp.
Time of Game: 2:16.
Attendance: 4,636.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Cleveland Indians
1 Dick McAuliffe 2B 1 Dave Nelson 2B
2 Don Wert 3B 2 Max Alvis 3B
3 Al Kaline RF 3 Jose Cardenal CF
4 Willie Horton LF 4 Duke Sims C
5 Norm Cash 1B 5 Tony Horton 1B
6 Bill Freehan C 6 Vic Davalillo RF
7 Jim Northrup CF 7 Tommy Harper LF
8 Ray Oyler SS 8 Larry Brown SS
9 Joe Sparma P 9 Steve Hargan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 1 1-- R CLE V. Davalillo J. Sparma 14% 69% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Horton Scores/unER; Davalillo to 2B
t7 0-1 1 1-- OO DET A. Kaline S. Hargan 9% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
t7 0-1 0 --- DET D. McAuliffe S. Hargan -8% 66% Walk
t7 0-1 0 1-- O DET D. Wert S. Hargan 7% 72% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t8 0-2 0 --- DET M. Stanley S. Hargan -6% 83% Walk

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, Indians' Steve Hargan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET D. McAuliffe S. Hargan 2% 52% Popfly: 1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O DET D. Wert S. Hargan 1% 53% Lineout: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- O DET A. Kaline S. Hargan 1% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Joe Sparma facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CLE D. Nelson J. Sparma 4% 58% Single to SS
b1 0-0 0 1-- O CLE M. Alvis J. Sparma -6% 52% Nelson Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b1 0-0 1 --- O CLE M. Alvis J. Sparma -1% 51% Foul Flyball: C
b1 0-0 2 --- O CLE J. Cardenal J. Sparma -1% 50% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Steve Hargan facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O DET W. Horton S. Hargan 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O DET N. Cash S. Hargan 1% 54% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 2 --- O DET B. Freehan S. Hargan 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Joe Sparma facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CLE D. Sims J. Sparma -2% 52% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 1 --- CLE T. Horton J. Sparma 3% 55% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- R CLE V. Davalillo J. Sparma 14% 69% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Horton Scores/unER; Davalillo to 2B
b2 1-0 1 -2- O CLE T. Harper J. Sparma -3% 67% Strikeout
b2 1-0 2 -2- O CLE L. Brown J. Sparma -3% 64% Flyball: LF
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Steve Hargan facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- DET J. Northrup S. Hargan -5% 59% Single to CF
t3 0-1 0 1-- O DET R. Oyler S. Hargan 4% 63% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t3 0-1 1 1-- O DET J. Sparma S. Hargan 2% 65% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Oyler to 2B
t3 0-1 2 -2- O DET D. McAuliffe S. Hargan 4% 69% Oyler Picked off 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Joe Sparma facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- O CLE S. Hargan J. Sparma -2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- CLE D. Nelson J. Sparma 2% 69% Single to 3B
b3 1-0 1 1-- CLE M. Alvis J. Sparma 3% 72% Single to LF; Nelson to 2B
b3 1-0 1 12- O CLE J. Cardenal J. Sparma -4% 69% Lineout: LF
b3 1-0 2 12- O CLE D. Sims J. Sparma -4% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Steve Hargan facing 1-2-3
t4 0-1 0 --- O DET D. McAuliffe S. Hargan 3% 68% Popfly: 2B
t4 0-1 1 --- O DET D. Wert S. Hargan 2% 70% Strikeout
t4 0-1 2 --- O DET A. Kaline S. Hargan 1% 71% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Joe Sparma facing 5-6-7
b4 1-0 0 --- O CLE T. Horton J. Sparma -2% 69% Lineout: 3B
b4 1-0 1 --- O CLE V. Davalillo J. Sparma -1% 68% Groundout: P-1B
b4 1-0 2 --- CLE T. Harper J. Sparma 1% 69% Walk
b4 1-0 2 1-- CLE L. Brown J. Sparma 2% 71% Single to CF; Harper to 2B
b4 1-0 2 12- O CLE S. Hargan J. Sparma -4% 67% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Steve Hargan facing 4-5-6
t5 0-1 0 --- O DET W. Horton S. Hargan 3% 70% Flyball: CF
t5 0-1 1 --- O DET N. Cash S. Hargan 2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-1 2 --- O DET B. Freehan S. Hargan 1% 73% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Joe Sparma facing 1-2-3
b5 1-0 0 --- O CLE D. Nelson J. Sparma -2% 72% Flyball: LF
b5 1-0 1 --- CLE M. Alvis J. Sparma 2% 74% Single to LF
b5 1-0 1 1-- O CLE J. Cardenal J. Sparma -1% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B; Alvis to 2B
b5 1-0 2 -2- O CLE D. Sims J. Sparma -3% 70% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Steve Hargan facing 7-8-9
t6 0-1 0 --- O DET J. Northrup S. Hargan 3% 73% Flyball: CF
t6 0-1 1 --- O DET R. Oyler S. Hargan 2% 75% Popfly: SS
t6 0-1 2 --- O DET J. Sparma S. Hargan 1% 77% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Joe Sparma facing 5-6-7
b6 1-0 0 --- O CLE T. Horton J. Sparma -2% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-0 1 --- O CLE V. Davalillo J. Sparma -1% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-0 2 --- O CLE T. Harper J. Sparma -1% 73% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Steve Hargan facing 1-2-3
t7 0-1 0 --- DET D. McAuliffe S. Hargan -8% 66% Walk
t7 0-1 0 1-- O DET D. Wert S. Hargan 7% 72% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t7 0-1 1 1-- OO DET A. Kaline S. Hargan 9% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Joe Sparma facing 8-9-1
b7 1-0 0 --- O CLE L. Brown J. Sparma -1% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 1-0 1 --- CLE S. Hargan J. Sparma 6% 86% Triple to LF
Jim Northrup moves from CF to LF
Mickey Stanley replaces Willie Horton (LF) playing CF batting 4th
Leon Wagner pinch hits for Dave Nelson (2B) batting 1st
b7 1-0 1 --3 R CLE L. Wagner J. Sparma 5% 91% Single to LF; Hargan Scores
Chico Salmon pinch runs for Leon Wagner (PH) batting 1st
b7 2-0 1 1-- CLE M. Alvis J. Sparma 1% 92% Salmon Steals 2B
b7 2-0 1 -2- OO CLE M. Alvis J. Sparma -2% 90% Double Play: Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Steve Hargan facing 4-5-6
Chico Salmon moves from PR to 2B
t8 0-2 0 --- DET M. Stanley S. Hargan -6% 83% Walk
t8 0-2 0 1-- O DET N. Cash S. Hargan 4% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Stanley to 2B
t8 0-2 1 -2- O DET B. Freehan S. Hargan 5% 92% Flyball: CF
t8 0-2 2 -2- O DET J. Northrup S. Hargan 4% 95% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Joe Sparma facing 3-4-5
b8 2-0 0 --- O CLE J. Cardenal J. Sparma -0% 95% Flyball: CF
b8 2-0 1 --- CLE D. Sims J. Sparma 0% 95% Walk
b8 2-0 1 1-- O CLE T. Horton J. Sparma -0% 95% Flyball: CF
b8 2-0 2 1-- O CLE V. Davalillo J. Sparma -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Steve Hargan facing 8-9-1
Tommy Matchick pinch hits for Ray Oyler (SS) batting 8th
t9 0-2 0 --- O DET T. Matchick S. Hargan 3% 97% Strikeout Looking
Gates Brown pinch hits for Joe Sparma (P) batting 9th
t9 0-2 1 --- O DET G. Brown S. Hargan 2% 99% Popfly: 2B
t9 0-2 2 --- O DET D. McAuliffe S. Hargan 1% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 2.

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