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Standings
WSA
@BOS
3
4
WSA
@BOS
4
3
CAL
@CHW
1
5
CAL
@CHW
7
0
BAL
@DET
5
2
BAL
@DET
4
1
OAK
@MIN
5
7
OAK
@MIN
0
10
CLE
@NYY
4
1
CLE
@NYY
4
8
PIT
@ATL
6
0
PHI
@CIN
6
12
CHC
@LAD
7
2
HOU
@SFG
2
1
 
(10)
HOU
@SFG
1
6
NYM
@STL
0
2
NYM
@STL
1
0
Sunday, July 21, 1968,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:48
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Orioles
5
51-40
 Won 2 
2nd, 5½ GB
at Tigers
2
59-35
 Lost 2 
1st
W: Jim Hardin (12-5)
L: Earl Wilson (7-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         0  0  1   1  0  1   1  0  1    5  9  1
Tigers          0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    2  7  1

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Buford CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .257 .345 .428 .772 -0.041 0.43 0.000 -0.041 -0.4 1 0
   Paul Blair CF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .201 .268 .271 .539 0.001 0.21 0.001 0.000 0.2 2 0 IW
Mark Belanger SS 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .177 .221 .219 .440 0.005 0.68 0.065 -0.060 -0.6 2 2 2B
Frank Robinson RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .264 .376 .438 .813 0.131 0.71 0.146 -0.015 0.9 0 0 2B
Boog Powell 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .261 .350 .420 .770 0.110 1.03 0.158 -0.048 0.3 7 2
Curt Blefary LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .210 .299 .320 .620 -0.026 0.70 0.033 -0.059 0.4 3 0 HR
Brooks Robinson 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .248 .301 .397 .698 -0.014 0.46 0.017 -0.031 0.3 1 2
Davey Johnson 2B 4 2 3 1 0 1 4 .263 .347 .383 .730 0.144 0.78 0.172 -0.028 1.6 2 2 HR
Larry Haney C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .400 .400 .600 1.000 0.130 0.70 0.154 -0.025 0.8 7 0 2B
Jim Hardin P 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .077 .077 .115 .192 -0.120 0.58 0.000 -0.120 -1.9 2 1
Team Totals 36 5 9 5 2 8 38 .250 .289 .500 .789 0.320 0.66 0.746 -0.427 1.5 27 9
2B: L Haney (2, off E Wilson); M Belanger (5, off E Wilson); F Robinson (13, off E Wilson).
HR: D Johnson (6, off E Wilson, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); C Blefary (8, off J Warden, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
IBB: P Blair (1, by F Lasher).
TB: D Johnson 6; C Blefary 4; F Robinson 3; M Belanger 2; L Haney 2; B Powell.
RBI: L Haney (1); D Johnson (38); C Blefary (25); F Robinson (26); B Powell (54).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
E: B Powell (5).

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 0 0 0 0 4 .243 .328 .423 .751 -0.111 1.15 0.000 -0.111 -0.8 0 2
Mickey Stanley CF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .245 .300 .381 .680 -0.113 1.17 0.000 -0.113 -0.7 3 0
Jim Northrup RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .241 .313 .422 .734 0.023 0.88 0.080 -0.057 -0.0 0 0 2B
Norm Cash 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .201 .296 .431 .728 0.017 1.14 0.055 -0.038 -0.0 6 2
Willie Horton LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .280 .355 .564 .919 -0.139 1.53 0.000 -0.139 -0.8 3 0
Bill Freehan C 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .256 .352 .444 .796 -0.013 1.37 0.080 -0.093 -0.0 9 0 2B
Tommy Matchick SS 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .240 .276 .355 .631 0.223 1.33 0.290 -0.067 1.8 3 2 HR,3B
Don Wert 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .211 .274 .338 .612 -0.100 1.07 0.000 -0.100 -1.1 0 2
Earl Wilson P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .216 .216 .373 .588 0.012 0.78 0.031 -0.019 0.1 2 1
   Daryl Patterson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Gates Brown PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .378 .452 .595 1.047 0.032 0.51 0.032 0.000 0.2 2B
   Jon Warden P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Fred Lasher P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Al Kaline PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .269 .390 .407 .797 -0.013 0.48 0.000 -0.013 -0.3
Team Totals 35 2 7 2 1 7 36 .200 .222 .429 .651 -0.182 1.14 0.568 -0.750 -1.5 27 10
2B: B Freehan (15, off J Hardin); J Northrup (15, off J Hardin); G Brown (3, off J Hardin).
3B: T Matchick (1, off J Hardin).
HR: T Matchick (3, off J Hardin, 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: T Matchick 7; B Freehan 3; G Brown 2; J Northrup 2; E Wilson.
RBI: T Matchick 2 (13).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Wilson-T Matchick.
E: N Cash (5).

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Hardin, W (12-5) 9 7 2 2 1 7 1 2.13 36 71 0.180 1.14 1.5
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 1 7 1 2.00 36 71 0.180 1.14 1.5

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Earl Wilson, L (7-8) 6 7 4 4 1 7 1 3.18 25 48 -0.334 0.89 -1.7
Daryl Patterson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.72 3 0 0 0.024 0.34 0.4
Jon Warden 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 3.46 6 0 0 -0.023 0.20 -1.6
Fred Lasher 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.95 4 2 0 0.013 0.20 1.3
Team Totals 9 9 5 5 2 8 2 5.00 38 48 2 0 -0.320 0.66 -1.5
E Wilson faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
J Warden faced 3 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: F Lasher (6; P Blair).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Odom, 1B - Johnny Stevens, 2B - John Rice, 3B - Cal Drummond.
Time of Game: 2:48.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         Detroit Tigers
1 Don Buford CF 1 Dick McAuliffe 2B
2 Mark Belanger SS 2 Mickey Stanley CF
3 Frank Robinson RF 3 Jim Northrup RF
4 Boog Powell 1B 4 Norm Cash 1B
5 Curt Blefary LF 5 Willie Horton LF
6 Brooks Robinson 3B 6 Bill Freehan C
7 Davey Johnson 2B 7 Tommy Matchick SS
8 Larry Haney C 8 Don Wert 3B
9 Jim Hardin P 9 Earl Wilson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 0-2 0 1-- RR DET T. Matchick J. Hardin -26% 44% Home Run; Freehan Scores
t6 2-2 1 -2- R BAL B. Powell E. Wilson 16% 69% Single to CF; Robinson Scores
t3 0-0 0 1-- R BAL L. Haney E. Wilson 15% 70% Double to RF; Johnson Scores
t7 3-2 0 --- R BAL D. Johnson E. Wilson 12% 85% Home Run
t3 1-0 0 -2- OO BAL J. Hardin E. Wilson -9% 60% Bunt Pop Fly Double Play: Bunt P-SS

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Earl Wilson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BAL D. Buford E. Wilson -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O BAL M. Belanger E. Wilson -1% 47% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O BAL F. Robinson E. Wilson -1% 46% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Hardin facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O DET D. McAuliffe J. Hardin 2% 48% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- O DET M. Stanley J. Hardin 1% 49% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- O DET J. Northrup J. Hardin 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Earl Wilson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O BAL B. Powell E. Wilson -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O BAL C. Blefary E. Wilson -1% 46% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 --- O BAL B. Robinson E. Wilson -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Jim Hardin facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O DET N. Cash J. Hardin 2% 48% Popfly: 3B
b2 0-0 1 --- O DET W. Horton J. Hardin 1% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- DET B. Freehan J. Hardin -2% 47% Double to LF
b2 0-0 2 -2- O DET T. Matchick J. Hardin 3% 50% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Earl Wilson facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- BAL D. Johnson E. Wilson 4% 54% Single to RF
t3 0-0 0 1-- R BAL L. Haney E. Wilson 15% 70% Double to RF; Johnson Scores
t3 1-0 0 -2- OO BAL J. Hardin E. Wilson -9% 60% Bunt Pop Fly Double Play: Bunt P-SS
t3 1-0 2 --- O BAL D. Buford E. Wilson -1% 59% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Jim Hardin facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- O DET D. Wert J. Hardin 3% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- DET E. Wilson J. Hardin -3% 59% Single to CF
b3 0-1 1 1-- O DET D. McAuliffe J. Hardin 3% 62% Popfly: 1B
b3 0-1 2 1-- O DET M. Stanley J. Hardin 3% 65% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Earl Wilson facing 2-3-4
t4 1-0 0 --- BAL M. Belanger E. Wilson 6% 71% Double to RF
t4 1-0 0 -2- R BAL F. Robinson E. Wilson 8% 79% Single to CF; Belanger Scores
t4 2-0 0 1-- O BAL B. Powell E. Wilson -2% 77% Flyball: LF
t4 2-0 1 1-- O BAL C. Blefary E. Wilson -2% 75% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t4 2-0 2 1-- BAL B. Robinson E. Wilson 1% 76% Walk; Blefary to 2B
t4 2-0 2 12- O BAL D. Johnson E. Wilson -3% 74% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Orioles' Jim Hardin facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- O DET J. Northrup J. Hardin 3% 76% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-2 1 --- O DET N. Cash J. Hardin 2% 78% Flyball: CF
b4 0-2 2 --- O DET W. Horton J. Hardin 1% 79% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Earl Wilson facing 8-9-1
t5 2-0 0 --- O BAL L. Haney E. Wilson -1% 78% Flyball: LF
t5 2-0 1 --- O BAL J. Hardin E. Wilson -1% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-0 2 --- O BAL D. Buford E. Wilson -1% 76% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Orioles' Jim Hardin facing 6-7-8
b5 0-2 0 --- DET B. Freehan J. Hardin -5% 70% Single to CF
b5 0-2 0 1-- RR DET T. Matchick J. Hardin -26% 44% Home Run; Freehan Scores
b5 2-2 0 --- O DET D. Wert J. Hardin 3% 47% Strikeout
b5 2-2 1 --- O DET E. Wilson J. Hardin 2% 49% Popfly: SS
b5 2-2 2 --- O DET D. McAuliffe J. Hardin 1% 50% Groundout: 1B-P
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 2, Tigers 2.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' Earl Wilson facing 2-3-4
t6 2-2 0 --- O BAL M. Belanger E. Wilson -3% 47% Strikeout
t6 2-2 1 --- BAL F. Robinson E. Wilson 7% 54% Double (LF-CF)
t6 2-2 1 -2- R BAL B. Powell E. Wilson 16% 69% Single to CF; Robinson Scores
t6 3-2 1 1-- O BAL C. Blefary E. Wilson -3% 67% Flyball: LF
t6 3-2 2 1-- O BAL B. Robinson E. Wilson -2% 65% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 3, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Orioles' Jim Hardin facing 2-3-4
b6 2-3 0 --- O DET M. Stanley J. Hardin 4% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 2-3 1 --- DET J. Northrup J. Hardin -8% 60% Double to RF
b6 2-3 1 -2- DET N. Cash J. Hardin -3% 57% Walk
b6 2-3 1 12- O DET W. Horton J. Hardin 8% 65% Flyball: LF
b6 2-3 2 12- O DET B. Freehan J. Hardin 8% 73% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 3, Tigers 2.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Earl Wilson facing 7-8-9
t7 3-2 0 --- R BAL D. Johnson E. Wilson 12% 85% Home Run
Daryl Patterson replaces Earl Wilson pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-2 0 --- O BAL L. Haney D. Patterson -1% 84% Foul Flyball: 1B
t7 4-2 1 --- O BAL J. Hardin D. Patterson -1% 83% Groundout: P-1B
t7 4-2 2 --- O BAL D. Buford D. Patterson -1% 83% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 4, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-4, Orioles' Jim Hardin facing 7-8-9
Paul Blair replaces Don Buford playing CF batting 1st
b7 2-4 0 --- O DET T. Matchick J. Hardin 3% 86% Flyball: CF
b7 2-4 1 --- O DET D. Wert J. Hardin 2% 88% Groundout: P-1B
Gates Brown pinch hits for Daryl Patterson (P) batting 9th
b7 2-4 2 --- DET G. Brown J. Hardin -3% 85% Double to RF
b7 2-4 2 -2- O DET D. McAuliffe J. Hardin 4% 89% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 4, Tigers 2.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-2, Tigers' Jon Warden facing 2-3-4
Jon Warden replaces Gates Brown (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-2 0 --- O BAL M. Belanger J. Warden -1% 88% Flyball: CF
t8 4-2 1 --- O BAL F. Robinson J. Warden -1% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 4-2 2 --- O BAL B. Powell J. Warden -0% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 4, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-4, Orioles' Jim Hardin facing 2-3-4
b8 2-4 0 --- O DET M. Stanley J. Hardin 4% 91% Strikeout Looking
b8 2-4 1 --- O DET J. Northrup J. Hardin 2% 93% Strikeout
b8 2-4 2 --- DET N. Cash J. Hardin -2% 91% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Cash to 1B
b8 2-4 2 1-- O DET W. Horton J. Hardin 3% 94% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Orioles 4, Tigers 2.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-2, Tigers' Jon Warden facing 5-6-7
t9 4-2 0 --- R BAL C. Blefary J. Warden 3% 98% Home Run
t9 5-2 0 --- BAL B. Robinson J. Warden 0% 98% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Robinson to 1B
t9 5-2 0 1-- BAL D. Johnson J. Warden 1% 98% Single to LF; Robinson to 2B
Fred Lasher replaces Jon Warden pitching and batting 9th
t9 5-2 0 12- O BAL L. Haney F. Lasher 0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P; Robinson to 3B; Johnson to 2B
t9 5-2 1 -23 O BAL J. Hardin F. Lasher -1% 98% Strikeout
t9 5-2 2 -23 BAL P. Blair F. Lasher 0% 98% Intentional Walk
t9 5-2 2 123 O BAL M. Belanger F. Lasher -1% 97% Foul Flyball: C
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Orioles 5, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-5, Orioles' Jim Hardin facing 6-7-8
b9 2-5 0 --- O DET B. Freehan J. Hardin 2% 99% Flyball: CF
b9 2-5 1 --- DET T. Matchick J. Hardin -3% 96% Triple (CF-RF)
b9 2-5 1 --3 O DET D. Wert J. Hardin 3% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
Al Kaline pinch hits for Fred Lasher (P) batting 9th
b9 2-5 2 --3 O DET A. Kaline J. Hardin 1% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 5, Tigers 2.

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