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@BOS
4
6
OAK
@CAL
2
0
NYY
@CLE
3
1
BAL
@DET
5
1
CHW
@MIN
3
4
HOU
@CHC
6
2
STL
@NYM
2
0
CIN
@PHI
2
3
ATL
@PIT
0
8
LAD
@SFG
1
5
Saturday, August 31, 1968,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 28,974, Time of Game: 2:43
Orioles
5
79-57
 Won 1 
2nd, 6 GB
at Tigers
1
85-51
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Dave McNally (18-8)
L: John Hiller (6-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         0  1  0   3  0  0   1  0  0    5  7  1
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  6  0

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Buford 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .281 .368 .465 .833 -0.046 0.49 0.000 -0.046 -0.8 3 0
   Mark Belanger SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .207 .267 .248 .515 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.1 1 0
Merv Rettenmund RF 4 1 1 0 1 2 5 .400 .550 .800 1.350 -0.007 0.27 0.016 -0.023 0.3 2 0
Frank Robinson LF 3 1 2 1 1 1 4 .264 .383 .445 .828 0.108 0.52 0.117 -0.009 2.1 1 0 2B
Boog Powell 1B 2 2 1 0 2 0 4 .252 .336 .416 .753 0.052 0.74 0.071 -0.019 0.3 4 0 2B
Brooks Robinson 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .242 .296 .389 .685 -0.078 1.16 0.000 -0.078 -1.8 2 4
Davey Johnson SS-2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .252 .324 .372 .696 -0.104 0.90 0.000 -0.104 -1.3 0 3
Paul Blair CF 4 1 2 4 0 1 4 .208 .275 .322 .597 0.384 0.70 0.388 -0.004 3.5 4 0 HR,3B
Larry Haney C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .215 .215 .323 .538 -0.039 0.38 0.000 -0.039 -0.5 10 0
Dave McNally P 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .100 .169 .186 .355 -0.017 0.33 0.009 -0.026 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 7 5 4 8 38 .206 .289 .412 .701 0.252 0.58 0.601 -0.349 1.5 27 7
2B: F Robinson (22, off J Hiller); B Powell (20, off D Patterson).
3B: P Blair (1, off J Hiller).
HR: P Blair (6, off J Hiller, 4th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: P Blair 7; F Robinson 3; B Powell 2; D McNally; M Rettenmund.
RBI: P Blair 4 (34); F Robinson (44).
2-out RBI: P Blair 4; F Robinson.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Robinson-B Powell.
E: D Buford (7).

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 0 0 3 4 .249 .341 .436 .776 0.018 0.52 0.053 -0.035 0.6 0 1 3B
Mickey Stanley CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .253 .303 .369 .671 -0.071 0.67 0.000 -0.071 -0.9 5 0
Al Kaline RF 3 0 2 1 0 0 3 .281 .388 .414 .802 0.047 0.55 0.056 -0.009 0.7 2 0
   Jim Northrup PR-RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .244 .306 .420 .726 0.008 0.74 0.014 -0.006 0.0 0 0
Willie Horton LF 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .285 .354 .544 .899 0.055 0.83 0.077 -0.022 0.2 0 0
Bill Freehan 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .251 .356 .438 .794 -0.087 1.28 0.017 -0.104 -0.6 7 0
Jim Price C 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .180 .259 .262 .522 0.040 1.14 0.086 -0.045 0.5 11 0
Dick Tracewski SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .163 .245 .250 .495 -0.160 1.68 0.018 -0.178 -1.7 1 2 GDP
Don Wert 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .190 .253 .296 .550 -0.057 0.66 0.000 -0.057 -0.8 1 2
John Hiller P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .080 .080 .080 .160 -0.017 0.74 0.000 -0.017 -0.1 0 0
   Pat Dobson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .222 .160 .382 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Earl Wilson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .230 .240 .459 .699 -0.018 0.66 0.000 -0.018 -0.3
   Daryl Patterson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .083 .000 .083 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Wayne Comer PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .139 .184 .278 .462 -0.007 0.31 0.000 -0.007 -0.1
   Don McMahon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 1 6 1 3 9 35 .188 .257 .250 .507 -0.249 0.89 0.321 -0.569 -2.5 27 6
3B: D McAuliffe (10, off D McNally).
TB: D McAuliffe 3; A Kaline 2; J Price; D Tracewski; B Freehan.
GIDP: D Tracewski (4).
RBI: A Kaline (46).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 7.

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave McNally, W (18-8) 9 6 1 1 3 9 0 1.97 35 77 0.247 0.89 2.5
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 3 9 0 1.00 35 77 0.247 0.89 2.5

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Hiller, L (6-5) 3.2 3 4 4 2 3 1 2.41 16 40 -0.251 1.10 -2.5
Pat Dobson 1.1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2.83 7 0 0 0.014 0.41 0.5
Daryl Patterson 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 1.99 9 0 0 -0.022 0.19 -0.2
Don McMahon 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.83 6 0 0 0.006 0.04 0.8
Team Totals 9 7 5 5 4 8 1 5.00 38 40 0 0 -0.253 0.58 -1.5
Balks: None.
WP: D McNally (3); D Patterson (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Odom, 1B - Ed Runge, 2B - John Rice, 3B - Cal Drummond.
Time of Game: 2:43.
Attendance: 28,974.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         Detroit Tigers
1 Don Buford 2B 1 Dick McAuliffe 2B
2 Merv Rettenmund RF 2 Mickey Stanley CF
3 Frank Robinson LF 3 Al Kaline RF
4 Boog Powell 1B 4 Willie Horton LF
5 Brooks Robinson 3B 5 Bill Freehan 1B
6 Davey Johnson SS 6 Jim Price C
7 Paul Blair CF 7 Dick Tracewski SS
8 Larry Haney C 8 Don Wert 3B
9 Dave McNally P 9 John Hiller P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-0 2 1-3 RRR BAL P. Blair J. Hiller 25% 90% Home Run; Robinson Scores; Powell Scores
t2 0-0 2 1-- R BAL P. Blair J. Hiller 14% 62% Triple to CF; Powell Scores
b6 1-4 2 123 O DET D. Tracewski D. McNally 9% 92% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t4 1-0 1 1-3 O BAL D. Johnson J. Hiller -7% 65% Foul Flyball: C
b9 1-5 0 12- OO DET D. Tracewski D. McNally 7% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B; Price to 2B

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' John Hiller facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BAL D. Buford J. Hiller -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O BAL M. Rettenmund J. Hiller -1% 47% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- O BAL F. Robinson J. Hiller -1% 46% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Dave McNally facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O DET D. McAuliffe D. McNally 2% 48% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O DET M. Stanley D. McNally 1% 49% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- O DET A. Kaline D. McNally 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' John Hiller facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- BAL B. Powell J. Hiller 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- O BAL B. Robinson J. Hiller -4% 50% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 1-- O BAL D. Johnson J. Hiller -3% 48% Flyball: 1B
t2 0-0 2 1-- R BAL P. Blair J. Hiller 14% 62% Triple to CF; Powell Scores
t2 1-0 2 --3 O BAL L. Haney J. Hiller -3% 58% Foul Flyball: 3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Dave McNally facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- DET W. Horton D. McNally -4% 54% Walk
b2 0-1 0 1-- O DET B. Freehan D. McNally 4% 58% Flyball: LF
b2 0-1 1 1-- O DET J. Price D. McNally 3% 61% Strikeout
b2 0-1 2 1-- O DET D. Tracewski D. McNally 2% 63% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' John Hiller facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- O BAL D. McNally J. Hiller -2% 62% Strikeout
t3 1-0 1 --- O BAL D. Buford J. Hiller -1% 60% Flyball: CF
t3 1-0 2 --- O BAL M. Rettenmund J. Hiller -1% 59% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Orioles' Dave McNally facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- O DET D. Wert D. McNally 3% 62% Strikeout
b3 0-1 1 --- O DET J. Hiller D. McNally 2% 64% Strikeout
b3 0-1 2 --- O DET D. McAuliffe D. McNally 1% 65% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' John Hiller facing 3-4-5
t4 1-0 0 --- BAL F. Robinson J. Hiller 6% 71% Double
t4 1-0 0 -2- BAL B. Powell J. Hiller 3% 74% Walk
t4 1-0 0 12- O BAL B. Robinson J. Hiller -2% 72% Flyball: CF; Robinson to 3B
t4 1-0 1 1-3 O BAL D. Johnson J. Hiller -7% 65% Foul Flyball: C
t4 1-0 2 1-3 RRR BAL P. Blair J. Hiller 25% 90% Home Run; Robinson Scores; Powell Scores
Pat Dobson replaces John Hiller pitching and batting 9th
t4 4-0 2 --- O BAL L. Haney P. Dobson -0% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 4, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-4, Orioles' Dave McNally facing 2-3-4
b4 0-4 0 --- O DET M. Stanley D. McNally 2% 91% Flyball: CF
b4 0-4 1 --- DET A. Kaline D. McNally -2% 89% Single to LF
b4 0-4 1 1-- O DET W. Horton D. McNally 2% 91% Flyball: CF
b4 0-4 2 1-- O DET B. Freehan D. McNally 1% 93% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 4, Tigers 0.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-0, Tigers' Pat Dobson facing 9-1-2
t5 4-0 0 --- BAL D. McNally P. Dobson 1% 93% Single
t5 4-0 0 1-- O BAL D. Buford P. Dobson -1% 93% Strikeout Looking
t5 4-0 1 1-- BAL M. Rettenmund P. Dobson 1% 94% Single to LF; McNally to 2B
t5 4-0 1 12- BAL F. Robinson P. Dobson 2% 95% Walk; McNally to 3B; Rettenmund to 2B
t5 4-0 1 123 O BAL B. Powell P. Dobson -2% 93% Groundout: P-C/Forceout at Hm; Rettenmund to 3B; Robinson to 2B
t5 4-0 2 123 O BAL B. Robinson P. Dobson -2% 91% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Orioles 4, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-4, Orioles' Dave McNally facing 6-7-8
b5 0-4 0 --- O DET J. Price D. McNally 1% 93% Foul Flyball: C
b5 0-4 1 --- DET D. Tracewski D. McNally -2% 91% Single to LF
b5 0-4 1 1-- O DET D. Wert D. McNally 1% 92% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Wert to 2B/Adv on E4
Earl Wilson pinch hits for Pat Dobson (P) batting 9th
b5 0-4 2 -2- O DET E. Wilson D. McNally 2% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Orioles 4, Tigers 0.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-0, Tigers' Daryl Patterson facing 6-7-8
Daryl Patterson replaces Earl Wilson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-0 0 --- O BAL D. Johnson D. Patterson -0% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 4-0 1 --- O BAL P. Blair D. Patterson -0% 94% Flyball: CF
t6 4-0 2 --- O BAL L. Haney D. Patterson -0% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 4, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-4, Orioles' Dave McNally facing 1-2-3
b6 0-4 0 --- DET D. McAuliffe D. McNally -5% 88% Triple (LF-CF)
b6 0-4 0 --3 O DET M. Stanley D. McNally 3% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-4 1 --3 R DET A. Kaline D. McNally -4% 87% Single to LF; McAuliffe Scores
Jim Northrup pinch runs for Al Kaline (RF) batting 3rd
b6 1-4 1 1-- DET W. Horton D. McNally -1% 86% Wild Pitch; Northrup to 2B
b6 1-4 1 -2- DET W. Horton D. McNally -3% 83% Walk
b6 1-4 1 12- O DET B. Freehan D. McNally 5% 88% Flyball: 3B
b6 1-4 2 12- DET J. Price D. McNally -5% 83% Walk; Northrup to 3B; Horton to 2B
b6 1-4 2 123 O DET D. Tracewski D. McNally 9% 92% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Orioles 4, Tigers 1.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-1, Tigers' Daryl Patterson facing 9-1-2
Jim Northrup moves from PR to RF
t7 4-1 0 --- O BAL D. McNally D. Patterson -1% 92% Flyball: C
t7 4-1 1 --- O BAL D. Buford D. Patterson -0% 91% Strikeout
t7 4-1 2 --- BAL M. Rettenmund D. Patterson 0% 91% Walk
t7 4-1 2 1-- BAL F. Robinson D. Patterson 0% 92% Wild Pitch; Rettenmund to 2B
t7 4-1 2 -2- R BAL F. Robinson D. Patterson 4% 96% Single to LF; Rettenmund Scores
t7 5-1 2 1-- BAL B. Powell D. Patterson 1% 96% Double to LF; Robinson to 3B
t7 5-1 2 -23 O BAL B. Robinson D. Patterson -1% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Orioles' Dave McNally facing 8-9-1
Davey Johnson moves from SS to 2B
Mark Belanger replaces Don Buford (2B) playing SS batting 1st
b7 1-5 0 --- O DET D. Wert D. McNally 1% 97% Flyball: RF
Wayne Comer pinch hits for Daryl Patterson (P) batting 9th
b7 1-5 1 --- O DET W. Comer D. McNally 1% 97% Flyball: SS
b7 1-5 2 --- O DET D. McAuliffe D. McNally 0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 5, Tigers 1.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 5-1, Tigers' Don McMahon facing 6-7-8
Don McMahon replaces Wayne Comer (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-1 0 --- O BAL D. Johnson D. McMahon -0% 97% Flyball: CF
t8 5-1 1 --- O BAL P. Blair D. McMahon -0% 97% Strikeout
t8 5-1 2 --- O BAL L. Haney D. McMahon -0% 97% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Orioles' Dave McNally facing 2-3-4
b8 1-5 0 --- O DET M. Stanley D. McNally 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 1-5 1 --- O DET J. Northrup D. McNally 1% 99% Strikeout
b8 1-5 2 --- O DET W. Horton D. McNally 0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 5, Tigers 1.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 5-1, Tigers' Don McMahon facing 9-1-2
t9 5-1 0 --- O BAL D. McNally D. McMahon -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 5-1 1 --- O BAL M. Belanger D. McMahon -0% 99% Strikeout
t9 5-1 2 --- O BAL M. Rettenmund D. McMahon -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Orioles' Dave McNally facing 5-6-7
b9 1-5 0 --- DET B. Freehan D. McNally -2% 97% Single to CF
b9 1-5 0 1-- DET J. Price D. McNally -4% 93% Single to LF; Freehan to 2B
b9 1-5 0 12- OO DET D. Tracewski D. McNally 7% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B; Price to 2B
b9 1-5 2 -2- O DET D. Wert D. McNally 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 5, Tigers 1.

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