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6
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@BOS
5
3
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@CHW
1
4
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@CLE
1
3
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@DET
2
3
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@HOU
3
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6
5
Wednesday, May 1, 1968,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 17,523, Time of Game: 2:02
Twins
2
11-7
 Lost 1 
3rd, 2 GB
at Tigers
3
13-5
 Won 1 
1st
W: Denny McLain (3-0)
L: Jim Merritt (3-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   1  0  0   1  0  0    2  6  1
Tigers          0  0  0   0  2  0   0  1  X    3  5  0

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Cesar Tovar 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .280 .325 .427 .752 -0.128 1.28 0.000 -0.128 -0.7 0 3
Rod Carew 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .343 .361 .400 .761 -0.117 1.25 0.000 -0.117 -0.6 3 0
Tony Oliva RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .261 .321 .348 .668 -0.110 1.18 0.000 -0.110 -0.5 3 0
Harmon Killebrew 1B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .313 .382 .701 1.083 0.146 0.95 0.195 -0.049 0.8 5 0 HR
   Jim Holt PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Rich Reese LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .250 .333 .625 .958 0.292 1.08 0.316 -0.024 1.0 3 0 HR
Ted Uhlaender CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .304 .342 .565 .908 -0.162 1.94 0.024 -0.186 -0.5 3 0 2B
Jackie Hernandez SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .217 .277 .333 .610 -0.090 1.22 0.000 -0.090 -0.6 0 2
John Roseboro C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .148 .246 .246 .492 0.061 0.88 0.094 -0.033 0.1 7 0 2B
Jim Merritt P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .071 .235 .071 .307 -0.121 1.61 0.000 -0.121 -0.6 0 1
Team Totals 33 2 6 2 0 9 33 .182 .182 .424 .606 -0.229 1.27 0.629 -0.858 -1.5 24 6
2B: T Uhlaender (6, off D McLain); J Roseboro (3, off D McLain).
HR: H Killebrew (6, off D McLain, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); R Reese (1, off D McLain, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: R Reese 5; H Killebrew 5; T Uhlaender 2; J Roseboro 2.
RBI: H Killebrew (15); R Reese (1).
2-out RBI: R Reese; H Killebrew.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
E: C Tovar (5).

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 1 4 .260 .302 .340 .642 -0.095 1.02 0.000 -0.095 -0.7 5 0
Dick McAuliffe 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .197 .321 .408 .730 0.131 0.94 0.192 -0.061 0.2 2 2 3B
Al Kaline RF 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .221 .321 .294 .615 0.064 1.46 0.081 -0.017 0.5 1 0 2B
Willie Horton LF 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .283 .352 .500 .852 0.043 1.94 0.123 -0.080 -0.5 1 0 SF
Bill Freehan C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .318 .408 .530 .938 -0.067 0.84 0.009 -0.077 -0.5 11 0
Don Wert 3B 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .275 .296 .348 .644 0.027 0.90 0.060 -0.032 0.1 2 1
Jim Northrup CF 3 1 1 2 0 1 3 .213 .324 .377 .701 0.248 1.46 0.293 -0.045 1.4 3 0 HR
Ray Oyler SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .208 .267 .264 .531 -0.066 0.94 0.000 -0.066 -0.5 2 1
Denny McLain P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .188 .188 .188 .375 -0.013 0.65 0.021 -0.033 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 29 3 5 3 2 7 32 .172 .219 .379 .598 0.272 1.15 0.779 -0.506 -0.1 27 5
2B: A Kaline (2, off J Merritt).
3B: D McAuliffe (2, off J Merritt).
HR: J Northrup (3, off J Merritt, 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: W Horton (2, off J Merritt).
TB: J Northrup 4; D McAuliffe 3; A Kaline 2; D Wert; B Freehan.
RBI: J Northrup 2 (7); W Horton (9).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 2.

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Merritt, L (3-2) 8 5 3 3 2 7 1 1.80 32 65 -0.273 1.15 0.1
Team Totals 8 5 3 3 2 7 1 3.38 32 65 -0.273 1.15 0.1

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Denny McLain, W (3-0) 9 6 2 2 0 9 2 1.98 33 76 0.227 1.27 1.5
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 0 9 2 2.00 33 76 0.227 1.27 1.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Napp, 1B - Al Salerno, 2B - Bill Haller, 3B - Jerry Neudecker.
Time of Game: 2:02.
Attendance: 17,523.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Detroit Tigers
1 Cesar Tovar 3B 1 Mickey Stanley 1B
2 Rod Carew 2B 2 Dick McAuliffe 2B
3 Tony Oliva RF 3 Al Kaline RF
4 Harmon Killebrew 1B 4 Willie Horton LF
5 Rich Reese LF 5 Bill Freehan C
6 Ted Uhlaender CF 6 Don Wert 3B
7 Jackie Hernandez SS 7 Jim Northrup CF
8 John Roseboro C 8 Ray Oyler SS
9 Jim Merritt P 9 Denny McLain P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 0-1 0 1-- RR DET J. Northrup J. Merritt 29% 73% Home Run; Wert Scores
t7 1-2 2 --- R MIN R. Reese D. McLain -23% 56% Home Run
b8 2-2 1 --- DET D. McAuliffe J. Merritt 19% 74% Triple
t4 0-0 2 --- R MIN H. Killebrew D. McLain -16% 39% Home Run
t9 2-3 2 1-3 O MIN T. Uhlaender D. McLain 15% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN C. Tovar D. McLain 2% 52% Foul Flyball: C
t1 0-0 1 --- O MIN R. Carew D. McLain 1% 53% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O MIN T. Oliva D. McLain 1% 54% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O DET M. Stanley J. Merritt -2% 52% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O DET D. McAuliffe J. Merritt -1% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- DET A. Kaline J. Merritt 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- O DET W. Horton J. Merritt -2% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O MIN H. Killebrew D. McLain 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- O MIN R. Reese D. McLain 1% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- MIN T. Uhlaender D. McLain -2% 51% Double
t2 0-0 2 -2- O MIN J. Hernandez D. McLain 3% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O DET B. Freehan J. Merritt -2% 52% Flyball: 2B
b2 0-0 1 --- O DET D. Wert J. Merritt -1% 51% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 2 --- O DET J. Northrup J. Merritt -1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O MIN J. Roseboro D. McLain 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O MIN J. Merritt D. McLain 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 2 --- O MIN C. Tovar D. McLain 1% 55% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O DET R. Oyler J. Merritt -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 1 --- O DET D. McLain J. Merritt -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- O DET M. Stanley J. Merritt -1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- O MIN R. Carew D. McLain 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 1 --- O MIN T. Oliva D. McLain 2% 54% Strikeout
t4 0-0 2 --- R MIN H. Killebrew D. McLain -16% 39% Home Run
t4 1-0 2 --- O MIN R. Reese D. McLain 1% 39% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- O DET D. McAuliffe J. Merritt -3% 37% Flyball: CF
b4 0-1 1 --- DET A. Kaline J. Merritt 6% 43% Double
b4 0-1 1 -2- O DET W. Horton J. Merritt -5% 38% Strikeout
b4 0-1 2 -2- O DET B. Freehan J. Merritt -4% 33% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 6-7-8
t5 1-0 0 --- O MIN T. Uhlaender D. McLain 2% 35% Flyball: 3B
t5 1-0 1 --- O MIN J. Hernandez D. McLain 1% 37% Flyball: CF
t5 1-0 2 --- O MIN J. Roseboro D. McLain 1% 38% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 6-7-8
b5 0-1 0 --- DET D. Wert J. Merritt 6% 44% Single
b5 0-1 0 1-- RR DET J. Northrup J. Merritt 29% 73% Home Run; Wert Scores
b5 2-1 0 --- O DET R. Oyler J. Merritt -2% 71% Strikeout
b5 2-1 1 --- DET D. McLain J. Merritt 2% 73% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b5 2-1 1 1-- O DET M. Stanley J. Merritt -2% 71% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 2-1 2 1-- O DET D. McAuliffe J. Merritt -2% 69% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 2.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 9-1-2
t6 1-2 0 --- O MIN J. Merritt D. McLain 3% 73% Strikeout Looking
t6 1-2 1 --- O MIN C. Tovar D. McLain 2% 75% Flyball: CF
t6 1-2 2 --- O MIN R. Carew D. McLain 2% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 3-4-5
b6 2-1 0 --- O DET A. Kaline J. Merritt -2% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 2-1 1 --- O DET W. Horton J. Merritt -1% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 2-1 2 --- DET B. Freehan J. Merritt 1% 75% Single
b6 2-1 2 1-- O DET D. Wert J. Merritt -2% 73% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 2.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 3-4-5
t7 1-2 0 --- O MIN T. Oliva D. McLain 4% 77% Strikeout
t7 1-2 1 --- O MIN H. Killebrew D. McLain 3% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 1-2 2 --- R MIN R. Reese D. McLain -23% 56% Home Run
t7 2-2 2 --- O MIN T. Uhlaender D. McLain 2% 58% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Tied 2-2, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 7-8-9
b7 2-2 0 --- O DET J. Northrup J. Merritt -4% 54% Flyball: CF
b7 2-2 1 --- O DET R. Oyler J. Merritt -2% 52% Flyball: LF
b7 2-2 2 --- O DET D. McLain J. Merritt -2% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 2.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 7-8-9
t8 2-2 0 --- O MIN J. Hernandez D. McLain 4% 54% Strikeout
t8 2-2 1 --- MIN J. Roseboro D. McLain -9% 45% Double
t8 2-2 1 -2- O MIN J. Merritt D. McLain 7% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-2 2 -2- O MIN C. Tovar D. McLain 7% 59% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Tied 2-2, Twins' Jim Merritt facing 1-2-3
b8 2-2 0 --- O DET M. Stanley J. Merritt -4% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 2-2 1 --- DET D. McAuliffe J. Merritt 19% 74% Triple
b8 2-2 1 --3 DET A. Kaline J. Merritt 1% 75% Walk
b8 2-2 1 1-3 RO DET W. Horton J. Merritt 12% 88% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; McAuliffe Scores
b8 3-2 2 1-- O DET B. Freehan J. Merritt -1% 86% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 3.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 2-3, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 2-3-4
t9 2-3 0 --- O MIN R. Carew D. McLain 6% 93% Flyball: SS
t9 2-3 1 --- O MIN T. Oliva D. McLain 4% 97% Flyball: RF
t9 2-3 2 --- MIN H. Killebrew D. McLain -4% 93% Single
Jim Holt pinch runs for Harmon Killebrew (1B) batting 4th
t9 2-3 2 1-- MIN R. Reese D. McLain -8% 85% Single; Holt to 3B
t9 2-3 2 1-3 O MIN T. Uhlaender D. McLain 15% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 3.

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