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Standings
OAK
@BOS
3
2
NYY
@CHW
1
5
NYY
@CHW
4
1
MIN
@CLE
1
2
CAL
@DET
2
5
BAL
@WSA
8
0
ATL
@HOU
2
0
CIN
@LAD
3
2
 
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CHC
@NYM
3
2
CHC
@NYM
1
0
PIT
@PHI
5
2
STL
@SFG
4
8
Sunday, May 5, 1968,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 14,125, Time of Game: 2:25
Angels
2
11-12
 Lost 1 
6th, 5 GB
at Tigers
5
14-8
 Won 1 
2nd, 1½ GB
W: Denny McLain (4-0)
L: George Brunet (2-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Angels          1  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    2  7  0
Tigers          0  1  0   0  2  0   0  2  X    5  8  0

California Angels

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Paul Schaal 3B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .217 .327 .277 .604 -0.109 1.40 0.038 -0.147 -0.7 1 1 GDP
Jim Fregosi SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .279 .398 .384 .782 -0.013 1.23 0.064 -0.078 -0.2 0 0
Roger Repoz RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .275 .359 .575 .934 -0.033 1.47 0.072 -0.105 0.1 3 0
Don Mincher 1B 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .182 .327 .250 .577 0.201 1.38 0.232 -0.031 1.3 5 1 2B
Jimmie Hall LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .169 .269 .254 .523 -0.229 1.39 0.000 -0.229 -1.8 1 0 GDP
Jay Johnstone CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .226 .294 .290 .584 -0.150 1.44 0.000 -0.150 -1.0 2 1
Buck Rodgers C 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .244 .289 .282 .571 -0.020 1.02 0.033 -0.053 -0.1 5 0
Bobby Knoop 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .217 .324 .333 .657 0.014 1.05 0.049 -0.036 0.2 4 2
George Brunet P 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 .385 .385 .385 .769 0.127 1.88 0.150 -0.023 0.8 0 1
   Ed Kirkpatrick PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .300 .250 .550 -0.018 0.75 0.000 -0.018 -0.1
   Jack Hamilton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Heffner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tom Burgmeier P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 1 7 33 .219 .242 .250 .492 -0.230 1.33 0.638 -0.870 -1.5 * 6
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: D Mincher (3, off D McLain).
TB: D Mincher 3; G Brunet; R Repoz; B Knoop; B Rodgers; J Fregosi.
GIDP: J Hall (2); P Schaal (1).
RBI: G Brunet (2); D Mincher (3).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
PB: B Rodgers (2).
Outfield Assists: J Johnstone (A Kaline at 3rd base).

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 1 2 2 0 0 4 .254 .302 .373 .674 0.340 1.13 0.382 -0.041 1.8 4 0 HR
Dick McAuliffe 2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .182 .294 .352 .646 -0.039 0.73 0.017 -0.056 -0.1 4 3
Al Kaline RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .241 .344 .301 .645 0.024 0.94 0.070 -0.045 0.5 0 0
Willie Horton LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .302 .361 .603 .964 -0.049 1.01 0.038 -0.086 -0.7 1 0
Bill Freehan C 4 2 2 2 0 1 4 .325 .398 .590 .988 0.116 1.12 0.177 -0.061 0.9 8 0 HR
Don Wert 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .250 .276 .310 .585 -0.049 0.82 0.027 -0.077 0.3 2 0
Jim Northrup CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .224 .330 .395 .724 -0.024 0.68 0.025 -0.049 -0.1 1 0
Dick Tracewski SS 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .125 .222 .125 .347 0.006 0.80 0.039 -0.033 -0.2 7 3
Denny McLain P 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .176 .176 .176 .353 -0.057 1.25 0.000 -0.057 -0.5 0 0 2·SH
Team Totals 29 5 8 5 3 5 34 .276 .344 .483 .827 0.268 0.94 0.775 -0.505 1.9 27 6
HR: B Freehan (4, off G Brunet, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); M Stanley (1, off G Brunet, 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: D McLain 2 (2, 1 off J Hamilton, 1 off G Brunet).
TB: M Stanley 5; B Freehan 5; J Northrup; A Kaline; D Wert; W Horton.
RBI: B Freehan 2 (11); M Stanley 2 (5); D Wert (7).
2-out RBI: M Stanley 2; D Wert.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Tracewski-M Stanley; D Tracewski-D McAuliffe-M Stanley.

California Angels

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
George Brunet, L (2-3) 6 5 3 3 1 5 2 3.08 24 54 -0.212 1.05 -0.7
Jack Hamilton 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 3.16 5 0 0 0.015 0.78 0.0
Bob Heffner 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 27.00 4 1 1 -0.075 0.68 -1.4
Tom Burgmeier 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.31 1 1 0 0.002 0.07 0.2
Team Totals 8 8 5 5 3 5 2 5.62 34 54 2 1 -0.270 0.94 -1.9
J Hamilton faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Denny McLain, W (4-0) 9 7 2 2 1 7 0 1.98 33 71 0.231 1.33 1.5
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 1 7 0 2.00 33 71 0.231 1.33 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: 2:25.
Attendance: 14,125.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

California Angels         Detroit Tigers
1 Paul Schaal 3B 1 Mickey Stanley 1B
2 Jim Fregosi SS 2 Dick McAuliffe 2B
3 Roger Repoz RF 3 Al Kaline RF
4 Don Mincher 1B 4 Willie Horton LF
5 Jimmie Hall LF 5 Bill Freehan C
6 Jay Johnstone CF 6 Don Wert 3B
7 Buck Rodgers C 7 Jim Northrup CF
8 Bobby Knoop 2B 8 Dick Tracewski SS
9 George Brunet 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 1-2 2 -2- RR DET M. Stanley G. Brunet 34% 70% Home Run; Tracewski Scores
t6 2-3 1 1-- CAL D. Mincher D. McLain -16% 53% Double to LF; Repoz to 3B
t5 1-1 1 12- R CAL G. Brunet D. McLain -15% 30% Single to LF; Rodgers Scores; Knoop to 2B
t6 2-3 1 -23 O CAL J. Hall D. McLain 14% 66% Foul Flyball: C
b2 0-1 0 --- R DET B. Freehan G. Brunet 13% 55% Home Run

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CAL P. Schaal D. McLain -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CAL J. Fregosi D. McLain 3% 50% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- CAL R. Repoz D. McLain -7% 42% Single to RF; Schaal to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 R CAL D. Mincher D. McLain -7% 35% Single to CF; Schaal Scores; Repoz to 2B
t1 1-0 1 12- OO CAL J. Hall D. McLain 7% 42% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Angels' George Brunet facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- DET M. Stanley G. Brunet 4% 46% Single to P
b1 0-1 0 1-- O DET D. McAuliffe G. Brunet -4% 43% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 1 1-- O DET A. Kaline G. Brunet -3% 40% Flyball: RF
b1 0-1 2 1-- O DET W. Horton G. Brunet -2% 38% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O CAL J. Johnstone D. McLain 2% 39% Strikeout Looking
t2 1-0 1 --- O CAL B. Rodgers D. McLain 1% 41% Lineout: SS
t2 1-0 2 --- O CAL B. Knoop D. McLain 1% 42% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Angels' George Brunet facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- R DET B. Freehan G. Brunet 13% 55% Home Run
b2 1-1 0 --- O DET D. Wert G. Brunet -2% 52% Strikeout
b2 1-1 1 --- O DET J. Northrup G. Brunet -1% 51% Strikeout
b2 1-1 2 --- O DET D. Tracewski G. Brunet -1% 50% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Tigers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 9-1-2
t3 1-1 0 --- O CAL G. Brunet D. McLain 2% 52% Strikeout
t3 1-1 1 --- O CAL P. Schaal D. McLain 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t3 1-1 2 --- O CAL J. Fregosi D. McLain 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Angels' George Brunet facing 9-1-2
b3 1-1 0 --- O DET D. McLain G. Brunet -2% 53% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b3 1-1 1 --- O DET M. Stanley G. Brunet -2% 51% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b3 1-1 2 --- O DET D. McAuliffe G. Brunet -1% 50% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Tigers 1.
Top of the 4th, Angels Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 3-4-5
t4 1-1 0 --- O CAL R. Repoz D. McLain 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-1 1 --- O CAL D. Mincher D. McLain 2% 54% Strikeout
t4 1-1 2 --- O CAL J. Hall D. McLain 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Angels' George Brunet facing 3-4-5
b4 1-1 0 --- DET A. Kaline G. Brunet 5% 60% Single to LF
b4 1-1 0 1-- O DET W. Horton G. Brunet -4% 56% Strikeout
b4 1-1 1 1-- O DET B. Freehan G. Brunet -3% 53% Strikeout Looking
b4 1-1 2 1-- O DET D. Wert G. Brunet -3% 50% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 1, Tigers 1.
Top of the 5th, Angels Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 6-7-8
t5 1-1 0 --- O CAL J. Johnstone D. McLain 3% 53% Foul Flyball: 3B
t5 1-1 1 --- CAL B. Rodgers D. McLain -3% 49% Single to CF
t5 1-1 1 1-- CAL B. Knoop D. McLain -5% 45% Single to P; Rodgers to 2B
t5 1-1 1 12- R CAL G. Brunet D. McLain -15% 30% Single to LF; Rodgers Scores; Knoop to 2B
t5 2-1 1 12- OO CAL P. Schaal D. McLain 8% 38% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 2, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Angels' George Brunet facing 7-8-9
b5 1-2 0 --- O DET J. Northrup G. Brunet -3% 34% Foul Flyball: 1B
b5 1-2 1 --- DET D. Tracewski G. Brunet 4% 38% Walk
b5 1-2 1 1-- O DET D. McLain G. Brunet -2% 36% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Tracewski to 2B
b5 1-2 2 -2- RR DET M. Stanley G. Brunet 34% 70% Home Run; Tracewski Scores
b5 3-2 2 --- O DET D. McAuliffe G. Brunet -1% 69% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 2, Tigers 3.
Top of the 6th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 2-3-4
t6 2-3 0 --- CAL J. Fregosi D. McLain -6% 63% Single to RF
t6 2-3 0 1-- O CAL R. Repoz D. McLain 6% 68% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t6 2-3 1 1-- CAL D. Mincher D. McLain -16% 53% Double to LF; Repoz to 3B
t6 2-3 1 -23 O CAL J. Hall D. McLain 14% 66% Foul Flyball: C
t6 2-3 2 -23 O CAL J. Johnstone D. McLain 10% 76% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Angels 2, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Angels' George Brunet facing 3-4-5
b6 3-2 0 --- O DET A. Kaline G. Brunet -2% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 3-2 1 --- DET W. Horton G. Brunet 2% 77% Single to SS
b6 3-2 1 1-- DET B. Freehan G. Brunet 2% 78% Passed Ball; Horton to 2B
b6 3-2 1 -2- O DET B. Freehan G. Brunet -3% 76% Flyball: LF
b6 3-2 2 -2- O DET D. Wert G. Brunet -3% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 2, Tigers 3.
Top of the 7th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 7-8-9
t7 2-3 0 --- O CAL B. Rodgers D. McLain 4% 77% Strikeout
t7 2-3 1 --- O CAL B. Knoop D. McLain 3% 80% Popfly: SS
Ed Kirkpatrick pinch hits for George Brunet (P) batting 9th
t7 2-3 2 --- O CAL E. Kirkpatrick D. McLain 2% 81% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 2, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Angels' Jack Hamilton facing 7-8-9
Jack Hamilton replaces Ed Kirkpatrick (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-2 0 --- DET J. Northrup J. Hamilton 3% 84% Single to CF
b7 3-2 0 1-- O DET D. Tracewski J. Hamilton -2% 82% Flyball: CF
b7 3-2 1 1-- O DET D. McLain J. Hamilton -1% 81% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Northrup to 2B
b7 3-2 2 -2- O DET M. Stanley J. Hamilton -3% 78% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 2, Tigers 3.
Top of the 8th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
t8 2-3 0 --- O CAL P. Schaal D. McLain 5% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-3 1 --- O CAL J. Fregosi D. McLain 3% 86% Flyball: CF
t8 2-3 2 --- O CAL R. Repoz D. McLain 2% 89% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 2, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Angels' Jack Hamilton facing 2-3-4
b8 3-2 0 --- DET D. McAuliffe J. Hamilton 2% 90% Walk
Bob Heffner replaces Jack Hamilton pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-2 0 1-- DET A. Kaline B. Heffner 2% 93% Walk; McAuliffe to 2B
b8 3-2 0 12- O DET W. Horton B. Heffner -2% 90% Popfly: 2B
b8 3-2 1 12- RO DET B. Freehan B. Heffner 5% 95% Single to CF; McAuliffe Scores; Kaline out at 3B/CF-3B; Freehan to 2B
b8 4-2 2 -2- R DET D. Wert B. Heffner 3% 98% Single to CF; Freehan Scores
Tom Burgmeier replaces Bob Heffner pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-2 2 1-- O DET J. Northrup T. Burgmeier -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 2, Tigers 5.
Top of the 9th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-5, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 4-5-6
t9 2-5 0 --- O CAL D. Mincher D. McLain 1% 99% Popfly: 3B
t9 2-5 1 --- O CAL J. Hall D. McLain 1% 100% Popfly: SS
t9 2-5 2 --- O CAL J. Johnstone D. McLain 0% 100% Foul Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 2, Tigers 5.

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