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Standings
CHW
@BOS
1
2
NYY
@CAL
5
2
DET
@CLE
6
3
WSA
@MIN
2
0
BAL
@OAK
3
1
 
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STL
@CHC
3
7
ATL
@CIN
9
2
Monday, August 12, 1968,
, Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 15,919, Time of Game: 2:24
Tigers
6
75-42
 Won 4 
1st
at Indians
3
63-57
 Lost 1 
4th, 13½ GB
W: Denny McLain (24-3)
L: Vicente Romo (1-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   0  1  1   1  0  3    6  7  1
Indians         0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  2    3  5  3

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dick McAuliffe 2B 2 1 0 0 3 0 5 .257 .349 .444 .793 -0.003 1.24 0.032 -0.036 0.4 3 2 IW
Mickey Stanley CF 3 1 1 2 0 0 5 .253 .306 .381 .687 0.044 1.59 0.068 -0.024 0.6 4 0 2·SF
Jim Northrup RF 5 0 1 2 0 0 5 .242 .311 .423 .733 -0.063 1.01 0.038 -0.101 1.0 4 0
Norm Cash 1B 4 1 1 2 0 0 5 .232 .316 .483 .799 0.152 0.63 0.198 -0.045 0.4 7 0 HR,SF
Willie Horton LF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .278 .347 .545 .892 0.052 0.65 0.096 -0.044 0.2 0 0 2B,CS
Bill Freehan C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .253 .355 .441 .795 -0.036 0.89 0.013 -0.049 -0.1 5 0
Don Wert 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .200 .265 .319 .584 -0.029 0.95 0.058 -0.087 -0.5 2 0
Dick Tracewski SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .168 .246 .262 .507 0.120 1.23 0.163 -0.043 0.7 2 4
Denny McLain P 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 .157 .157 .169 .325 -0.028 1.46 0.005 -0.033 -0.2 0 1 2·SH
Team Totals 29 6 7 6 6 1 40 .241 .342 .379 .721 0.209 1.07 0.671 -0.462 2.6 27 7
2B: W Horton (15, off V Romo).
HR: N Cash (18, off V Romo, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
SF: M Stanley 2 (3, 1 off V Romo, 1 off E Fisher); N Cash (2, off S Hargan).
SH: D McLain 2 (11, 1 off V Romo, 1 off H Kurtz).
IBB: D McAuliffe (6, by V Romo).
TB: N Cash 4; W Horton 3; J Northrup; M Stanley; D Tracewski; B Freehan.
RBI: N Cash 2 (38); J Northrup 2 (67); M Stanley 2 (45).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Tracewski-D McAuliffe-N Cash.
E: D Tracewski (4).
Baserunning
CS: W Horton (3, 3rd base by S Hargan/D Sims).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Cardenal CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .255 .296 .350 .646 -0.133 1.36 0.000 -0.133 -0.8 5 0
Russ Snyder RF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .252 .326 .326 .652 -0.048 0.65 0.007 -0.055 -0.0 5 1
Lee Maye LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .298 .328 .410 .738 -0.043 0.70 0.012 -0.055 -0.5 1 0
Tony Horton 1B 4 2 2 3 0 1 4 .255 .309 .426 .736 0.133 0.56 0.174 -0.041 2.5 11 1 2·HR
Joe Azcue C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .277 .323 .348 .671 -0.042 0.58 0.000 -0.042 -0.3 0 1
   Steve Hargan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .204 .229 .433 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chico Salmon PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .226 .259 .293 .552 -0.008 0.36 0.000 -0.008 -0.1
Billy Harris 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .247 .301 .338 .639 0.029 0.84 0.073 -0.044 -0.0 2 2
Max Alvis 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .234 .300 .334 .635 -0.038 1.39 0.032 -0.071 -0.2 2 2
Larry Brown SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .228 .298 .321 .618 -0.087 1.30 0.000 -0.087 -0.6 1 3 GDP
   Jimmie Hall PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .206 .281 .268 .549 0.109 2.06 0.109 0.000 0.7
   Vern Fuller SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .326 .269 .595 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Vicente Romo P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .100 .100 .100 .200 -0.015 0.68 0.000 -0.015 -0.1 0 0
   Lou Johnson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .239 .286 .373 .659 -0.037 1.59 0.000 -0.037 -0.2
   Hal Kurtz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Paul P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .393 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Eddie Fisher P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .100 .000 .100 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Duke Sims C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .251 .373 .409 .782 -0.109 4.01 0.000 -0.109 -0.7 0 1
Team Totals 32 3 5 3 1 5 33 .156 .182 .344 .526 -0.289 1.02 0.407 -0.697 -0.4 27 11
HR: T Horton 2 (11, 2 off D McLain, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs; 9th inn, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: T Horton 8; B Harris; J Hall; M Alvis.
GIDP: L Brown (9).
RBI: T Horton 3 (43).
2-out RBI: T Horton.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Snyder-T Horton.
E: J Cardenal (8); M Alvis (10); V Fuller (6).
Outfield Assists: R Snyder (J Northrup at 2nd base).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Denny McLain, W (24-3) 9 5 3 3 1 5 2 1.94 33 69 0.290 1.02 0.4
Team Totals 9 5 3 3 1 5 2 3.00 33 69 0.290 1.02 0.4

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vicente Romo, L (1-3) 6 3 2 2 3 1 1 1.33 25 56 -0.076 1.34 0.3
Hal Kurtz 0.1 0 1 1 1 0 0 5.21 2 0 0 -0.062 1.15 -0.5
Mike Paul 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.60 1 1 0 -0.011 1.70 -0.2
Eddie Fisher 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.80 2 2 1 -0.028 1.27 0.1
Steve Hargan 2 4 3 1 1 0 0 3.73 10 0 0 -0.032 0.34 -2.2
Team Totals 9 7 6 4 6 1 1 4.00 40 56 3 1 -0.209 1.07 -2.6
M Paul faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: H Kurtz (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: V Romo (5; D McAuliffe).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Hank Soar, 1B - Nestor Chylak, 2B - Bill Kinnamon, 3B - Russ Goetz.
Time of Game: 2:24.
Attendance: 15,919.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Cleveland Indians
1 Dick McAuliffe 2B 1 Jose Cardenal CF
2 Mickey Stanley CF 2 Russ Snyder RF
3 Jim Northrup RF 3 Lee Maye LF
4 Norm Cash 1B 4 Tony Horton 1B
5 Willie Horton LF 5 Joe Azcue C
6 Bill Freehan C 6 Billy Harris 2B
7 Don Wert 3B 7 Max Alvis 3B
8 Dick Tracewski SS 8 Larry Brown SS
9 Denny McLain P 9 Vicente Romo P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-1 0 --- R DET N. Cash V. Romo 20% 70% Home Run
b4 0-0 2 --- R CLE T. Horton D. McLain -17% 32% Home Run
b8 1-3 1 1-3 O CLE D. Sims D. McLain 11% 87% Popfly: 2B
b8 1-3 1 1-- CLE J. Hall D. McLain -11% 76% Single; Harris to 3B
t5 0-1 0 1-- DET D. Tracewski V. Romo 9% 48% Single to LF; Wert to 2B

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' Vicente Romo facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET D. McAuliffe V. Romo -2% 48% Foul Flyball: 3B
t1 0-0 1 --- O DET M. Stanley V. Romo -1% 47% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- DET J. Northrup V. Romo 1% 48% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 2 1-- O DET N. Cash V. Romo -2% 46% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CLE J. Cardenal D. McLain 2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CLE R. Snyder D. McLain 1% 49% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- CLE L. Maye D. McLain -1% 48% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CLE T. Horton D. McLain 2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Vicente Romo facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- DET W. Horton V. Romo 7% 57% Double to RF
t2 0-0 0 -2- O DET B. Freehan V. Romo -1% 56% Flyball: CF; Horton to 3B
t2 0-0 1 --3 O DET D. Wert V. Romo -7% 49% Strikeout (C-1B)
t2 0-0 2 --3 O DET D. Tracewski V. Romo -4% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O CLE J. Azcue D. McLain 2% 48% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O CLE B. Harris D. McLain 1% 49% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 --- O CLE M. Alvis D. McLain 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Vicente Romo facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- O DET D. McLain V. Romo -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O DET D. McAuliffe V. Romo -2% 46% Foul Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 2 --- O DET M. Stanley V. Romo -1% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O CLE L. Brown D. McLain 2% 47% Foul Flyball: 1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O CLE V. Romo D. McLain 2% 49% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --- O CLE J. Cardenal D. McLain 1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Vicente Romo facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- O DET J. Northrup V. Romo -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O DET N. Cash V. Romo -2% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 0-0 2 --- DET W. Horton V. Romo 1% 47% Walk
t4 0-0 2 1-- O DET B. Freehan V. Romo -3% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- O CLE R. Snyder D. McLain 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-0 1 --- O CLE L. Maye D. McLain 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b4 0-0 2 --- R CLE T. Horton D. McLain -17% 32% Home Run
b4 1-0 2 --- O CLE J. Azcue D. McLain 1% 33% Popfly: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Vicente Romo facing 7-8-9
t5 0-1 0 --- DET D. Wert V. Romo 6% 39% Walk
t5 0-1 0 1-- DET D. Tracewski V. Romo 9% 48% Single to LF; Wert to 2B
t5 0-1 0 12- O DET D. McLain V. Romo -0% 48% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Wert to 3B; Tracewski to 2B
t5 0-1 1 -23 DET D. McAuliffe V. Romo 1% 49% Intentional Walk
t5 0-1 1 123 RO DET M. Stanley V. Romo 2% 51% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Wert Scores; Tracewski to 3B
t5 1-1 2 1-3 O DET J. Northrup V. Romo -7% 44% Popfly: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 1, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 6-7-8
b5 1-1 0 --- O CLE B. Harris D. McLain 3% 47% Strikeout
b5 1-1 1 --- CLE M. Alvis D. McLain -3% 44% Single to CF
b5 1-1 1 1-- OO CLE L. Brown D. McLain 6% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Vicente Romo facing 4-5-6
t6 1-1 0 --- R DET N. Cash V. Romo 20% 70% Home Run
t6 2-1 0 --- O DET W. Horton V. Romo -2% 68% Lineout: RF
t6 2-1 1 --- O DET B. Freehan V. Romo -1% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-1 2 --- O DET D. Wert V. Romo -1% 65% Lineout: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 9-1-2
Lou Johnson pinch hits for Vicente Romo (P) batting 9th
b6 1-2 0 --- O CLE L. Johnson D. McLain 4% 69% Popfly: SS
b6 1-2 1 --- O CLE J. Cardenal D. McLain 2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-2 2 --- O CLE R. Snyder D. McLain 2% 73% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Indians 1.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Hal Kurtz facing 8-9-1
Hal Kurtz replaces Lou Johnson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-1 0 --- DET D. Tracewski H. Kurtz 3% 77% Walk
t7 2-1 0 1-- O DET D. McLain H. Kurtz -1% 76% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Tracewski to 2B
t7 2-1 1 -2- DET D. McAuliffe H. Kurtz 4% 79% Wild Pitch; Tracewski to 3B
Mike Paul replaces Hal Kurtz pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-1 1 --3 DET D. McAuliffe M. Paul 1% 81% Walk
Eddie Fisher replaces Mike Paul pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-1 1 1-3 RO DET M. Stanley E. Fisher 4% 84% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Tracewski Scores
t7 3-1 2 1-- O DET J. Northrup E. Fisher -1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 3-4-5
b7 1-3 0 --- O CLE L. Maye D. McLain 3% 87% Foul Flyball: 3B
b7 1-3 1 --- O CLE T. Horton D. McLain 2% 89% Lineout: RF
b7 1-3 2 --- O CLE J. Azcue D. McLain 1% 90% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 1.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Indians' Steve Hargan facing 4-5-6
Steve Hargan replaces Joe Azcue (C) pitching and batting 5th
Duke Sims replaces Eddie Fisher (P) playing C batting 9th
t8 3-1 0 --- O DET N. Cash S. Hargan -1% 89% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 3-1 1 --- DET W. Horton S. Hargan 1% 90% Single to CF
t8 3-1 1 1-- DET B. Freehan S. Hargan 1% 91% Single to CF; Horton to 2B
t8 3-1 1 12- O DET D. Wert S. Hargan -2% 89% Horton Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
t8 3-1 2 1-- O DET D. Wert S. Hargan -1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 6-7-8
b8 1-3 0 --- CLE B. Harris D. McLain -7% 81% Single to LF
b8 1-3 0 1-- O CLE M. Alvis D. McLain 6% 87% Flyball: RF
Jimmie Hall pinch hits for Larry Brown (SS) batting 8th
b8 1-3 1 1-- CLE J. Hall D. McLain -11% 76% Single; Harris to 3B
b8 1-3 1 1-3 O CLE D. Sims D. McLain 11% 87% Popfly: 2B
b8 1-3 2 1-3 O CLE J. Cardenal D. McLain 8% 95% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Indians 1.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Indians' Steve Hargan facing 8-9-1
Vern Fuller replaces Jimmie Hall (PH) playing SS batting 8th
t9 3-1 0 --- O DET D. Tracewski S. Hargan -0% 94% Flyball: CF
t9 3-1 1 --- DET D. McLain S. Hargan 1% 95% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t9 3-1 1 1-- DET D. McAuliffe S. Hargan 1% 95% Walk; McLain to 2B
t9 3-1 1 12- DET M. Stanley S. Hargan 1% 97% Single to RF; McLain to 3B; McAuliffe to 2B
t9 3-1 1 123 RR DET J. Northrup S. Hargan 3% 99% Single to RF; McLain Scores/unER; McAuliffe Scores; Stanley to 3B/Adv on E8
t9 5-1 1 1-3 ROO DET N. Cash S. Hargan 0% 100% Double Play: Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Stanley Scores/unER; Northrup out at 2B/RF-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-6, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 2-3-4
b9 1-6 0 --- CLE R. Snyder D. McLain -1% 99% Walk
b9 1-6 0 1-- O CLE L. Maye D. McLain 1% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 1-6 1 1-- RR CLE T. Horton D. McLain -1% 99% Home Run; Snyder Scores
Chico Salmon pinch hits for Steve Hargan (P) batting 5th
b9 3-6 1 --- O CLE C. Salmon D. McLain 1% 100% Popfly: 3B
b9 3-6 2 --- O CLE B. Harris D. McLain 0% 100% Strikeout
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Indians 3.

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