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Standings
CLE
@CHW
4
8
BOS
@DET
1
5
CIN
@ATL
1
3
HOU
@NYM
3
5
SFG
@PHI
1
2
LAD
@PIT
3
7
LAD
@PIT
3
2
 
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CHC
@STL
0
1
Thursday, June 20, 1968,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 30,977, Time of Game: 2:22
Red Sox
1
31-31
 Lost 1 
5th, 10 GB
at Tigers
5
43-23
 Won 1 
1st
W: Denny McLain (12-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  3  2
Tigers          0  0  1   0  3  0   1  0  X    5  7  1

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mike Andrews 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .246 .335 .318 .653 0.034 0.49 0.053 -0.019 0.3 2 2 HBP
Joe Lahoud RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .206 .359 .270 .629 -0.003 0.91 0.051 -0.054 -0.3 1 0
Carl Yastrzemski LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .322 .455 .536 .990 -0.084 0.94 0.000 -0.084 -0.8 1 0
Ken Harrelson 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .292 .369 .602 .972 -0.073 0.78 0.000 -0.073 -0.8 10 0
Reggie Smith CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .286 .368 .401 .769 -0.048 0.61 0.007 -0.055 -0.3 4 0
Rico Petrocelli SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .211 .277 .377 .654 -0.047 0.60 0.006 -0.053 -0.5 1 4
George Scott 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .173 .230 .231 .462 -0.020 0.43 0.013 -0.033 -0.1 1 5
Elston Howard C 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .227 .306 .286 .592 0.002 0.79 0.038 -0.037 0.7 4 0
Dick Ellsworth P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .067 .097 .067 .163 -0.016 0.68 0.000 -0.016 -0.1 0 1
   Gary Waslewski P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .048 .091 .048 .139 -0.012 0.51 0.000 -0.012 -0.2 0 0
   Dalton Jones PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .165 .193 .165 .358 -0.037 1.53 0.000 -0.037 -0.4
   Sparky Lyle P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 31 1 3 1 2 10 34 .097 .176 .097 .273 -0.304 0.71 0.168 -0.473 -2.5 24 13
HBP: M Andrews (2, by D McLain).
TB: G Scott; E Howard; R Smith.
RBI: E Howard (10).
2-out RBI: E Howard.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Petrocelli-G Scott.
E: K Harrelson (1); C Yastrzemski (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 1 1 1 0 0 4 .241 .327 .414 .741 0.145 0.89 0.170 -0.026 0.9 1 0
Mickey Stanley CF 4 1 3 4 0 0 4 .257 .313 .378 .691 0.206 0.92 0.220 -0.014 3.4 7 0 HR,2B
Jim Northrup RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .234 .311 .368 .679 -0.056 0.56 0.000 -0.056 -0.9 2 0
Bill Freehan 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .272 .362 .460 .822 -0.042 0.45 0.000 -0.042 -0.6 5 1
Willie Horton LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .291 .358 .596 .954 -0.029 0.32 0.001 -0.030 -0.2 1 0
   Wayne Comer PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .364 .545 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Don Wert 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .227 .280 .358 .639 0.002 0.23 0.013 -0.012 0.6 0 0
Jim Price C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .145 .232 .177 .409 -0.048 0.49 0.000 -0.048 -1.5 10 1
Ray Oyler SS 1 2 0 0 2 1 3 .148 .226 .221 .448 0.016 0.54 0.034 -0.018 0.4 0 2
Denny McLain P 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 .146 .146 .146 .293 0.002 0.71 0.021 -0.018 -0.1 1 3 2·SH
Team Totals 29 5 7 5 3 4 34 .241 .313 .379 .692 0.196 0.56 0.459 -0.264 1.9 27 7
2B: M Stanley (8, off S Lyle).
HR: M Stanley (5, off G Waslewski, 5th inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: D McLain 2 (7, 1 off D Ellsworth, 1 off S Lyle).
TB: M Stanley 7; D McAuliffe; D McLain; D Wert; W Horton.
RBI: M Stanley 4 (24); D McAuliffe (24).
2-out RBI: D McAuliffe; M Stanley.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 8.
Fielding
E: D McAuliffe (5).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Ellsworth, L (5-5) 3.2 2 1 1 1 2 0 3.95 14 54 0.021 0.88 0.5
Gary Waslewski 2.1 2 3 2 1 1 1 3.32 11 0 0 -0.198 0.50 -2.1
Sparky Lyle 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 3.42 9 0 0 -0.018 0.15 -0.2
Team Totals 8 7 5 4 3 4 1 4.50 34 54 0 0 -0.195 0.56 -1.9

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Denny McLain, W (12-2) 9 3 1 1 2 10 0 1.99 34 85 0.305 0.71 2.5
Team Totals 9 3 1 1 2 10 0 1.00 34 85 0.305 0.71 2.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D McLain (3; M Andrews).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Honochick, 1B - Al Salerno, 2B - Emmett Ashford, 3B - Bill Valentine.
Time of Game: 2:22.
Attendance: 30,977.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 65° F.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Detroit Tigers
1 Mike Andrews 2B 1 Dick McAuliffe 2B
2 Joe Lahoud RF 2 Mickey Stanley CF
3 Carl Yastrzemski LF 3 Jim Northrup RF
4 Ken Harrelson 1B 4 Bill Freehan 1B
5 Reggie Smith CF 5 Willie Horton LF
6 Rico Petrocelli SS 6 Don Wert 3B
7 George Scott 3B 7 Jim Price C
8 Elston Howard C 8 Ray Oyler SS
9 Dick Ellsworth 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 1-0 1 12- RRR DET M. Stanley G. Waslewski 18% 95% Home Run; McLain Scores; McAuliffe Scores/unER
b3 0-0 2 -2- R DET D. McAuliffe D. Ellsworth 14% 68% Single to LF; Oyler Scores; McAuliffe to 2B/Adv on E7
t4 0-1 0 --- BOS J. Lahoud D. McLain -5% 60% Walk
t4 0-1 0 1-- O BOS C. Yastrzemski D. McLain 5% 64% Strikeout
b3 1-0 2 1-3 O DET J. Northrup D. Ellsworth -4% 65% Strikeout

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BOS M. Andrews D. McLain -4% 46% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- O BOS J. Lahoud D. McLain 3% 50% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O BOS C. Yastrzemski D. McLain 3% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 1-- O BOS K. Harrelson D. McLain 2% 54% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Dick Ellsworth facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O DET D. McAuliffe D. Ellsworth -2% 52% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O DET M. Stanley D. Ellsworth -1% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O DET J. Northrup D. Ellsworth -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O BOS R. Smith D. McLain 2% 52% Lineout: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O BOS R. Petrocelli D. McLain 1% 54% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- O BOS G. Scott D. McLain 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Dick Ellsworth facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O DET B. Freehan D. Ellsworth -2% 52% Lineout: LF
b2 0-0 1 --- O DET W. Horton D. Ellsworth -1% 51% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 --- O DET D. Wert D. Ellsworth -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O BOS E. Howard D. McLain 2% 52% Lineout: CF
t3 0-0 1 --- O BOS D. Ellsworth D. McLain 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 2 --- O BOS M. Andrews D. McLain 1% 55% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Dick Ellsworth facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O DET J. Price D. Ellsworth -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- DET R. Oyler D. Ellsworth 3% 55% Walk
b3 0-0 1 1-- O DET D. McLain D. Ellsworth -2% 54% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Oyler to 2B
b3 0-0 2 -2- R DET D. McAuliffe D. Ellsworth 14% 68% Single to LF; Oyler Scores; McAuliffe to 2B/Adv on E7
b3 1-0 2 -2- DET M. Stanley D. Ellsworth 1% 69% Single to SS; McAuliffe to 3B
b3 1-0 2 1-3 O DET J. Northrup D. Ellsworth -4% 65% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- BOS J. Lahoud D. McLain -5% 60% Walk
t4 0-1 0 1-- O BOS C. Yastrzemski D. McLain 5% 64% Strikeout
t4 0-1 1 1-- O BOS K. Harrelson D. McLain 4% 68% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-1 2 1-- O BOS R. Smith D. McLain 3% 70% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Dick Ellsworth facing 4-5-6
b4 1-0 0 --- O DET B. Freehan D. Ellsworth -2% 69% Flyball: CF
b4 1-0 1 --- O DET W. Horton D. Ellsworth -1% 67% Strikeout
Gary Waslewski replaces Dick Ellsworth pitching and batting 9th
b4 1-0 2 --- DET D. Wert G. Waslewski 1% 68% Walk
b4 1-0 2 1-- O DET J. Price G. Waslewski -2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 6-7-8
t5 0-1 0 --- O BOS R. Petrocelli D. McLain 3% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-1 1 --- O BOS G. Scott D. McLain 2% 72% Lineout: CF
t5 0-1 2 --- O BOS E. Howard D. McLain 1% 73% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Gary Waslewski facing 8-9-1
b5 1-0 0 --- O DET R. Oyler G. Waslewski -2% 71% Strikeout Looking
b5 1-0 1 --- DET D. McLain G. Waslewski 2% 73% Single to CF
b5 1-0 1 1-- DET D. McAuliffe G. Waslewski 3% 76% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); McLain to 2B
b5 1-0 1 12- RRR DET M. Stanley G. Waslewski 18% 95% Home Run; McLain Scores; McAuliffe Scores/unER
b5 4-0 1 --- O DET J. Northrup G. Waslewski -0% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 4-0 2 --- O DET B. Freehan G. Waslewski -0% 94% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 4.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 9-1-2
t6 0-4 0 --- O BOS G. Waslewski D. McLain 1% 95% Groundout: P-1B
t6 0-4 1 --- BOS M. Andrews D. McLain -2% 94% Hit By Pitch
t6 0-4 1 1-- O BOS J. Lahoud D. McLain 2% 96% Strikeout Looking
t6 0-4 2 1-- O BOS C. Yastrzemski D. McLain 1% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Red Sox' Gary Waslewski facing 5-6-7
b6 4-0 0 --- O DET W. Horton G. Waslewski -0% 96% Flyball: CF
b6 4-0 1 --- O DET D. Wert G. Waslewski -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 4-0 2 --- O DET J. Price G. Waslewski -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 4.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 4-5-6
t7 0-4 0 --- O BOS K. Harrelson D. McLain 1% 97% Groundout: P-1B
t7 0-4 1 --- O BOS R. Smith D. McLain 1% 98% Groundout: P-1B
t7 0-4 2 --- BOS R. Petrocelli D. McLain -1% 97% Walk
t7 0-4 2 1-- BOS G. Scott D. McLain -1% 96% Single to LF (Line Drive); Petrocelli to 3B
t7 0-4 2 1-3 R BOS E. Howard D. McLain -4% 92% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Petrocelli Scores; Scott to 2B
Dalton Jones pinch hits for Gary Waslewski (P) batting 9th
t7 1-4 2 12- O BOS D. Jones D. McLain 4% 96% Strikeout (C-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 1, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Red Sox' Sparky Lyle facing 8-9-1
Sparky Lyle replaces Dalton Jones (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-1 0 --- DET R. Oyler S. Lyle 1% 96% Walk
b7 4-1 0 1-- O DET D. McLain S. Lyle -0% 96% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Oyler to 2B
b7 4-1 1 -2- O DET D. McAuliffe S. Lyle -1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B; Oyler to 3B
b7 4-1 2 --3 R DET M. Stanley S. Lyle 2% 98% Double to LF; Oyler Scores
b7 5-1 2 -2- O DET J. Northrup S. Lyle -0% 98% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Tigers 5.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-5, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
t8 1-5 0 --- O BOS M. Andrews D. McLain 1% 98% Foul Flyball: C
t8 1-5 1 --- O BOS J. Lahoud D. McLain 0% 99% Flyball: RF
t8 1-5 2 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski D. McLain 0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Tigers 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-1, Red Sox' Sparky Lyle facing 4-5-6
b8 5-1 0 --- O DET B. Freehan S. Lyle -0% 99% Strikeout
b8 5-1 1 --- DET W. Horton S. Lyle 0% 99% Single to LF
Wayne Comer pinch runs for Willie Horton (LF) batting 5th
b8 5-1 1 1-- DET D. Wert S. Lyle 0% 99% Single to RF; Comer to 3B
b8 5-1 1 1-3 OO DET J. Price S. Lyle -0% 99% Line Drive Double Play: SS-3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Tigers 5.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-5, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 4-5-6
Wayne Comer moves from PR to LF
t9 1-5 0 --- O BOS K. Harrelson D. McLain 1% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 1-5 1 --- BOS R. Smith D. McLain -1% 99% Single to RF
t9 1-5 1 1-- O BOS R. Petrocelli D. McLain 1% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 1-5 2 1-- O BOS G. Scott D. McLain 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Tigers 5.

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