Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > Jun 9, 1968, Indians at Tigers Box Score and Play by Play

News: s-r blog:Offseason Updates

View a short video showing advanced box score features / click orange/red text for additional info

Scores
Standings
CLE
@DET
2
0
CAL
@NYY
1
8
CAL
@NYY
2
3
MIN
@WSA
4
7
ATL
@CHC
4
0
ATL
@CHC
5
6
STL
@CIN
10
8
STL
@CIN
6
7
 
(12)
PIT
@HOU
3
1
PHI
@LAD
3
4
NYM
@SFG
4
5
NYM
@SFG
1
4
Sunday, June 9, 1968,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 52,938, Time of Game: 1:55
Indians
2
32-24
 Won 1 
2nd, 3½ GB
at Tigers
0
35-20
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Luis Tiant (9-4)
L: Denny McLain (9-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   0  1  0   1  0  0    2  4  0
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Larry Brown SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .203 .284 .311 .594 -0.065 0.69 0.000 -0.065 -0.7 1 2
Jose Cardenal CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .220 .269 .298 .567 -0.035 0.47 0.005 -0.041 -0.1 5 0
Lee Maye RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .262 .279 .405 .684 -0.040 0.56 0.000 -0.040 -0.3 2 0
   Jose Vidal RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .200 .379 .579 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Leon Wagner PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .191 .283 .277 .560 -0.011 0.28 0.000 -0.011 -0.4 GDP
   Chico Salmon RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .266 .306 .571 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Tony Horton 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .261 .325 .440 .764 -0.063 0.90 0.000 -0.063 -0.5 6 0
Duke Sims LF 3 2 2 1 0 0 3 .248 .389 .479 .868 0.184 0.61 0.199 -0.015 1.3 2 0 HR,2B
   Tommy Harper LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .258 .368 .626 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Joe Azcue C 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .281 .347 .360 .706 0.123 0.81 0.138 -0.015 0.7 7 1
Max Alvis 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .261 .321 .392 .713 -0.058 0.83 0.000 -0.058 -0.6 0 1
Vern Fuller 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .269 .298 .346 .644 -0.043 0.58 0.000 -0.043 -0.4 2 0
Luis Tiant P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .111 .111 .139 .250 -0.035 0.49 0.000 -0.035 -0.3 0 0
Team Totals 30 2 4 2 0 4 30 .133 .133 .267 .400 -0.043 0.64 0.342 -0.386 -1.5 27 4
2B: D Sims (6, off D McLain).
HR: D Sims (7, off D McLain, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs).
TB: D Sims 6; J Azcue; J Cardenal.
GIDP: L Wagner (2).
RBI: J Azcue (12); D Sims (16).
2-out RBI: D Sims.
Team LOB: 1.
With RISP: 1 for 1.

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 2 4 .234 .321 .401 .722 -0.076 1.01 0.013 -0.089 -0.5 2 2
Mickey Stanley CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .305 .375 .680 -0.051 0.94 0.022 -0.073 -0.4 2 0
Jim Northrup RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .258 .338 .412 .750 -0.074 0.97 0.012 -0.086 -0.4 3 0
Norm Cash 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .197 .277 .385 .662 -0.081 0.84 0.000 -0.081 -0.6 10 0
Willie Horton LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .289 .351 .607 .957 -0.054 0.77 0.000 -0.054 -0.4 1 0
Bill Freehan C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .267 .352 .476 .828 -0.059 0.84 0.000 -0.059 -0.4 5 0
Don Wert 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .216 .262 .353 .615 -0.066 0.94 0.000 -0.066 -0.4 0 6
Ray Oyler SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .146 .204 .208 .412 -0.038 0.81 0.000 -0.038 -0.3 4 3
   Jim Price PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .152 .204 .174 .378 -0.022 0.93 0.000 -0.022 -0.1
   Dick Tracewski SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .152 .241 .174 .415 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Denny McLain P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.053 1.14 0.000 -0.053 -0.3 0 0
   Gates Brown PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .526 .591 .895 1.486 0.031 0.50 0.031 0.000 0.2 2B
   Pat Dobson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .533 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 0 4 0 0 6 31 .129 .129 .161 .290 -0.543 0.90 0.078 -0.621 -3.5 27 11
2B: G Brown (2, off L Tiant).
TB: G Brown 2; D McAuliffe; J Northrup; M Stanley.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 1. D McAuliffe-N Cash.

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Luis Tiant, W (9-4) 9 4 0 0 0 6 0 1.22 31 85 0.543 0.90 3.5
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 0 6 0 0.00 31 85 0.543 0.90 3.5

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Denny McLain, L (9-2) 8 3 2 2 0 4 1 2.19 27 72 0.032 0.69 1.1
Pat Dobson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.61 3 0 0 0.011 0.20 0.4
Team Totals 9 4 2 2 0 4 1 2.00 30 72 0 0 0.043 0.64 1.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Umont, 1B - Bill Valentine, 2B - Jim Honochick, 3B - Emmett Ashford.
Time of Game: 1:55.
Attendance: 52,938.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Detroit Tigers
1 Larry Brown SS 1 Dick McAuliffe 2B
2 Jose Cardenal CF 2 Mickey Stanley CF
3 Lee Maye RF 3 Jim Northrup RF
4 Tony Horton 1B 4 Norm Cash 1B
5 Duke Sims LF 5 Willie Horton LF
6 Joe Azcue C 6 Bill Freehan C
7 Max Alvis 3B 7 Don Wert 3B
8 Vern Fuller 2B 8 Ray Oyler SS
9 Luis Tiant P 9 Denny McLain P

Win Probability Chart

Explanation of WPA  · Mouse over chart for play descriptions  · See below chart for tools  · Direct Link in URL Bar

Clear Chart
Big Plays
Scoring Plays
Fix Chart in View While Scrolling

Hold mouse over play on chart to see description of play.
Leverage is shown below the chart Low to High.

Top 5 Plays

View Pitches · wWE and wWPA Explanation
Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 1-0 2 --- R CLE D. Sims D. McLain 14% 83% Home Run
t5 0-0 1 -2- R CLE J. Azcue D. McLain 14% 67% Single to CF; Sims Scores
t5 0-0 1 --- CLE D. Sims D. McLain 6% 53% Double to CF
b8 0-2 2 -2- O DET D. McAuliffe L. Tiant 4% 94% Strikeout
b6 0-1 2 1-- O DET J. Northrup L. Tiant 4% 73% Lineout: SS

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE L. Brown D. McLain -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O CLE J. Cardenal D. McLain -1% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CLE L. Maye D. McLain -1% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O DET D. McAuliffe L. Tiant 2% 48% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O DET M. Stanley L. Tiant 1% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- DET J. Northrup L. Tiant -1% 48% Single to RF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O DET N. Cash L. Tiant 2% 50% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CLE T. Horton D. McLain -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O CLE D. Sims D. McLain -1% 46% Popfly: SS
t2 0-0 2 --- O CLE J. Azcue D. McLain -1% 45% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O DET W. Horton L. Tiant 2% 48% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O DET B. Freehan L. Tiant 1% 49% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 --- O DET D. Wert L. Tiant 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O CLE M. Alvis D. McLain -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O CLE V. Fuller D. McLain -2% 46% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 2 --- O CLE L. Tiant D. McLain -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O DET R. Oyler L. Tiant 2% 47% Strikeout
b3 0-0 1 --- O DET D. McLain L. Tiant 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- DET D. McAuliffe L. Tiant -1% 48% Single to CF
b3 0-0 2 1-- O DET M. Stanley L. Tiant 2% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- O CLE L. Brown D. McLain -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- O CLE J. Cardenal D. McLain -2% 46% Strikeout
t4 0-0 2 --- O CLE L. Maye D. McLain -1% 45% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- O DET J. Northrup L. Tiant 3% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 0-0 1 --- O DET N. Cash L. Tiant 2% 49% Popfly: 2B
b4 0-0 2 --- O DET W. Horton L. Tiant 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 4-5-6
t5 0-0 0 --- O CLE T. Horton D. McLain -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-0 1 --- CLE D. Sims D. McLain 6% 53% Double to CF
t5 0-0 1 -2- R CLE J. Azcue D. McLain 14% 67% Single to CF; Sims Scores
t5 1-0 1 1-- O CLE M. Alvis D. McLain -3% 64% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t5 1-0 2 1-- O CLE V. Fuller D. McLain -2% 62% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 6-7-8
b5 0-1 0 --- O DET B. Freehan L. Tiant 3% 66% Flyball: LF
b5 0-1 1 --- O DET D. Wert L. Tiant 2% 68% Flyball: RF
b5 0-1 2 --- O DET R. Oyler L. Tiant 1% 69% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 9-1-2
t6 1-0 0 --- O CLE L. Tiant D. McLain -2% 67% Foul Flyball: C
t6 1-0 1 --- O CLE L. Brown D. McLain -1% 66% Flyball: RF
t6 1-0 2 --- O CLE J. Cardenal D. McLain -1% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 9-1-2
b6 0-1 0 --- O DET D. McLain L. Tiant 4% 69% Popfly: 1B
b6 0-1 1 --- O DET D. McAuliffe L. Tiant 3% 71% Strikeout
b6 0-1 2 --- DET M. Stanley L. Tiant -2% 69% Single
b6 0-1 2 1-- O DET J. Northrup L. Tiant 4% 73% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 3-4-5
t7 1-0 0 --- O CLE L. Maye D. McLain -2% 71% Flyball: LF
t7 1-0 1 --- O CLE T. Horton D. McLain -1% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-0 2 --- R CLE D. Sims D. McLain 14% 83% Home Run
t7 2-0 2 --- O CLE J. Azcue D. McLain -1% 83% Popfly: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 4-5-6
Tommy Harper replaces Duke Sims playing LF batting 5th
Jose Vidal replaces Lee Maye playing RF batting 3rd
b7 0-2 0 --- O DET N. Cash L. Tiant 3% 86% Strikeout Looking
b7 0-2 1 --- O DET W. Horton L. Tiant 2% 88% Flyball: CF
b7 0-2 2 --- O DET B. Freehan L. Tiant 1% 89% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 7-8-9
t8 2-0 0 --- O CLE M. Alvis D. McLain -1% 88% Popfly: SS
t8 2-0 1 --- O CLE V. Fuller D. McLain -1% 88% Flyball: CF
t8 2-0 2 --- O CLE L. Tiant D. McLain -0% 87% Foul Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 7-8-9
b8 0-2 0 --- O DET D. Wert L. Tiant 4% 91% Flyball: CF
Jim Price pinch hits for Ray Oyler (SS) batting 8th
b8 0-2 1 --- O DET J. Price L. Tiant 2% 93% Flyball: RF
Gates Brown pinch hits for Denny McLain (P) batting 9th
b8 0-2 2 --- DET G. Brown L. Tiant -3% 90% Double to RF
b8 0-2 2 -2- O DET D. McAuliffe L. Tiant 4% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Pat Dobson facing 1-2-3
Pat Dobson replaces Gates Brown (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Dick Tracewski replaces Jim Price (PH) playing SS batting 8th
t9 2-0 0 --- O CLE L. Brown P. Dobson -0% 94% Flyball: CF
t9 2-0 1 --- CLE J. Cardenal P. Dobson 1% 94% Single to RF
Leon Wagner pinch hits for Jose Vidal (RF) batting 3rd
t9 2-0 1 1-- OO CLE L. Wagner P. Dobson -1% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Luis Tiant facing 2-3-4
Chico Salmon replaces Leon Wagner (PH) playing RF batting 3rd
b9 0-2 0 --- O DET M. Stanley L. Tiant 4% 97% Foul Flyball: C
b9 0-2 1 --- O DET J. Northrup L. Tiant 2% 99% Flyball: CF
b9 0-2 2 --- O DET N. Cash L. Tiant 1% 100% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:DET196806090
BackToBaseball.com Game Playback

  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

Box scores and play-by-play outputs produced by Sports Reference LLC. All Rights Reserved.