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5
2
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3
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2
Sunday, September 1, 1968,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 41,698, Time of Game: 2:37
Orioles
3
79-58
 Lost 1 
2nd, 7 GB
at Tigers
7
86-51
 Won 1 
1st
W: Denny McLain (27-5)
L: Jim Hardin (17-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         2  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  7  1
Tigers          2  2  1   0  1  0   0  1  X    7 12  0

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Buford 2B 3 2 1 0 1 0 .282 .833 0.048 0.81 0.081 -0.033 0.4 0 0
Curt Blefary LF 3 1 2 2 1 0 .208 .633 0.298 1.05 0.308 -0.010 2.6 4 0 HR
Frank Robinson RF 4 0 1 1 0 2 .264 .825 0.033 1.02 0.077 -0.044 0.2 2 0
Boog Powell 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .251 .751 -0.187 1.04 0.014 -0.201 -1.3 4 0
Brooks Robinson 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .242 .683 -0.051 0.60 0.008 -0.059 -0.9 2 2 GDP
Davey Johnson SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .249 .690 -0.037 0.38 0.000 -0.037 -0.5 2 0
Paul Blair CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 .209 .597 -0.026 0.70 0.014 -0.040 -0.3 4 0
Larry Haney C 1 0 0 0 0 1 .212 .530 -0.015 0.62 0.000 -0.015 -0.1 2 0
   Elrod Hendricks PH-C 2 0 0 0 0 1 .230 .783 -0.034 0.68 0.000 -0.034 -0.3 4 0
Jim Hardin P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .082 .205 -0.010 0.40 0.000 -0.010 -0.1 0 0
   Wally Bunker P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .311 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Pete Richert P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .500 -0.025 1.08 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 0 2
   Dave May PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .176 .507 -0.006 0.24 0.000 -0.006 -0.1
   Eddie Watt P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .125 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 3 7 3 2 9 .226 .595 -0.012 0.77 0.502 -0.514 -0.5 24 4
HR: C Blefary (13, off D McLain; 1st inn, 1 on, 0 outs to CF).
TB: C Blefary 5; P Blair; B Robinson; F Robinson; D Buford; B Powell.
GIDP: B Robinson (11).
RBI: C Blefary 2 (37); F Robinson (45).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
E: P Richert (1).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dick McAuliffe 2B 3 3 1 0 2 1 .250 .778 0.148 1.10 0.202 -0.054 1.1 1 2
Mickey Stanley CF 5 1 3 1 0 0 .256 .676 0.130 1.03 0.180 -0.050 1.5 1 0
Jim Northrup RF 5 2 3 3 0 0 .247 .737 0.146 1.02 0.201 -0.055 1.7 1 0 HR
Willie Horton LF 4 0 1 1 1 1 .284 .899 -0.034 0.70 0.018 -0.052 0.4 1 0 2B
Norm Cash 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .255 .815 0.011 0.59 0.037 -0.027 -0.5 8 0 HBP
Bill Freehan C 4 0 1 1 1 1 .251 .793 0.108 0.80 0.123 -0.014 0.6 9 0
Tommy Matchick SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 .208 .548 -0.016 1.03 0.032 -0.048 -0.4 4 3
   Ray Oyler SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 .137 .406 -0.001 0.05 0.000 -0.001 -0.3 0 1
Don Wert 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .191 .549 -0.056 1.11 0.032 -0.088 -0.6 1 1
Denny McLain P 3 0 0 0 0 0 .137 .284 0.050 0.71 0.086 -0.036 0.4 1 2 SH
Team Totals 36 7 12 6 5 6 .333 .873 0.486 0.89 0.911 -0.425 3.9 27 9
2B: W Horton (18, off E Watt).
HR: J Northrup (17, off J Hardin; 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
SH: D McLain (14, off P Richert).
HBP: N Cash (3, by W Bunker).
TB: J Northrup 6; M Stanley 3; W Horton 2; D McAuliffe; D Wert; T Matchick; N Cash; B Freehan.
RBI: J Northrup 3 (76); W Horton (72); B Freehan (70); M Stanley (54).
2-out RBI: B Freehan.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 3 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Oyler-D McAuliffe-N Cash.
TP: 1. D McLain-T Matchick-N Cash.

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Hardin, L (17-10) 1.2 4 4 4 4 1 1 2.50 13 28 -0.310 1.31 -2.6
Wally Bunker 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.77 2 2 1 -0.122 2.02 -1.3
Pete Richert 4.1 6 2 2 0 4 0 3.38 20 3 0 -0.054 0.76 0.3
Eddie Watt 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.26 8 0 0 -0.002 0.09 -0.2
Team Totals 8 12 7 7 5 6 1 7.88 43 28 5 1 -0.488 0.89 -3.9
W Bunker faced 2 batters in the 2nd inning.

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Denny McLain, W (27-5) 9 7 3 3 2 9 1 1.92 33 68 0.012 0.77 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 2 9 1 3.00 33 68 0.012 0.77 0.5
Balks: None.
WP: J Hardin 3 (9).
HBP: W Bunker (1; N Cash).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Runge, 1B - John Rice, 2B - Cal Drummond, 3B - Jim Odom.
Time of Game: 2:37.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: Cloudy, Rain.

Starting Lineups

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

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 0 1-- RR BAL C. Blefary D. McLain -18% 28% Home Run; Buford Scores
t3 3-4 0 12- OOO BAL B. Powell D. McLain 17% 69% Line Drive Triple Play: P-SS-1B
b1 0-2 1 --3 RR DET J. Northrup J. Hardin 16% 52% Home Run; McAuliffe Scores
t3 2-4 0 1-- BAL C. Blefary D. McLain -11% 59% Single to RF; Buford to 3B
b2 3-2 2 123 R DET B. Freehan W. Bunker 10% 79% Walk; Stanley Scores; Horton to 3B; Cash 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' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- BAL D. Buford D. McLain -4% 46% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- RR BAL C. Blefary D. McLain -18% 28% Home Run; Buford Scores
t1 2-0 0 --- O BAL F. Robinson D. McLain 1% 30% Groundout: P-1B
t1 2-0 1 --- O BAL B. Powell D. McLain 1% 31% Strikeout
t1 2-0 2 --- BAL B. Robinson D. McLain -1% 30% Single to CF
t1 2-0 2 1-- O BAL D. Johnson D. McLain 1% 31% Lineout: SS
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Orioles' Jim Hardin facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- DET D. McAuliffe J. Hardin 4% 35% Walk
b1 0-2 0 1-- DET M. Stanley J. Hardin 3% 38% Wild Pitch; McAuliffe to 2B
b1 0-2 0 -2- DET M. Stanley J. Hardin 3% 41% Wild Pitch; McAuliffe to 3B
b1 0-2 0 --3 O DET M. Stanley J. Hardin -5% 36% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-2 1 --3 RR DET J. Northrup J. Hardin 16% 52% Home Run; McAuliffe Scores
b1 2-2 1 --- O DET W. Horton J. Hardin -1% 51% Strikeout Looking
b1 2-2 2 --- DET N. Cash J. Hardin 1% 52% Single to RF
b1 2-2 2 1-- DET B. Freehan J. Hardin 3% 55% Single to CF; Cash to 3B
b1 2-2 2 1-3 DET T. Matchick J. Hardin 3% 57% Walk; Freehan to 2B
b1 2-2 2 123 O DET D. Wert J. Hardin -7% 50% Flyball: 3B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Orioles 2, Tigers 2.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 7-8-9
t2 2-2 0 --- O BAL P. Blair D. McLain 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t2 2-2 1 --- O BAL L. Haney D. McLain 1% 54% Strikeout
t2 2-2 2 --- O BAL J. Hardin D. McLain 1% 55% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 2, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 2-2, Orioles' Jim Hardin facing 9-1-2
b2 2-2 0 --- O DET D. McLain J. Hardin -2% 52% Flyball: RF
b2 2-2 1 --- DET D. McAuliffe J. Hardin 3% 55% Walk
b2 2-2 1 1-- DET M. Stanley J. Hardin 8% 63% Single to LF; McAuliffe to 3B
b2 2-2 1 1-3 R DET J. Northrup J. Hardin 6% 69% Wild Pitch; McAuliffe Scores; Stanley to 2B
b2 3-2 1 -2- O DET J. Northrup J. Hardin -3% 66% Flyball: LF
b2 3-2 2 -2- DET W. Horton J. Hardin 1% 67% Walk
Wally Bunker replaces Jim Hardin pitching and batting 9th
b2 3-2 2 12- DET N. Cash W. Bunker 3% 69% Hit By Pitch; Stanley to 3B; Horton to 2B
b2 3-2 2 123 R DET B. Freehan W. Bunker 10% 79% Walk; Stanley Scores; Horton to 3B; Cash to 2B
Pete Richert replaces Wally Bunker pitching and batting 9th
b2 4-2 2 123 O DET T. Matchick P. Richert -4% 75% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Orioles 2, Tigers 4.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
t3 2-4 0 --- BAL D. Buford D. McLain -4% 70% Walk
t3 2-4 0 1-- BAL C. Blefary D. McLain -11% 59% Single to RF; Buford to 3B
t3 2-4 0 1-3 R BAL F. Robinson D. McLain -8% 51% Single; Buford Scores; Blefary to 2B
t3 3-4 0 12- OOO BAL B. Powell D. McLain 17% 69% Line Drive Triple Play: P-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-3, Orioles' Pete Richert facing 8-9-1
b3 4-3 0 --- DET D. Wert P. Richert 3% 72% Single to CF
b3 4-3 0 1-- DET D. McLain P. Richert 9% 80% Reached on E1 (throw)/Sacrifice Bunt; Wert to 3B
b3 4-3 0 1-3 O DET D. McAuliffe P. Richert -5% 75% Strikeout
b3 4-3 1 1-3 R DET M. Stanley P. Richert 6% 82% Single to LF; Wert Scores; McLain to 2B
b3 5-3 1 12- O DET J. Northrup P. Richert -3% 79% Flyball: CF
b3 5-3 2 12- O DET W. Horton P. Richert -3% 77% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Orioles 3, Tigers 5.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Behind 3-5, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 5-6-7
t4 3-5 0 --- O BAL B. Robinson D. McLain 2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 3-5 1 --- O BAL D. Johnson D. McLain 2% 81% Flyball: CF
t4 3-5 2 --- BAL P. Blair D. McLain -1% 79% Single to LF
Elrod Hendricks pinch hits for Larry Haney (C) batting 8th
t4 3-5 2 1-- O BAL E. Hendricks D. McLain 2% 81% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 3, Tigers 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-3, Orioles' Pete Richert facing 5-6-7
Elrod Hendricks moves from PH to C
b4 5-3 0 --- O DET N. Cash P. Richert -1% 80% Groundout: P-1B
b4 5-3 1 --- O DET B. Freehan P. Richert -1% 79% Strikeout
b4 5-3 2 --- DET T. Matchick P. Richert 1% 80% Single to RF
b4 5-3 2 1-- O DET D. Wert P. Richert -1% 79% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 3, Tigers 5.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 3-5, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 9-1-2
t5 3-5 0 --- O BAL P. Richert D. McLain 3% 81% Strikeout Looking
t5 3-5 1 --- O BAL D. Buford D. McLain 2% 83% Flyball: SS
t5 3-5 2 --- BAL C. Blefary D. McLain -2% 82% Walk
t5 3-5 2 1-- O BAL F. Robinson D. McLain 3% 84% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 3, Tigers 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-3, Orioles' Pete Richert facing 9-1-2
b5 5-3 0 --- O DET D. McLain P. Richert -1% 83% Flyball: SS
b5 5-3 1 --- DET D. McAuliffe P. Richert 1% 84% Single to LF
b5 5-3 1 1-- DET M. Stanley P. Richert 4% 88% Single to 2B; McAuliffe to 3B
b5 5-3 1 1-3 R DET J. Northrup P. Richert 4% 92% Single to LF; McAuliffe Scores; Stanley to 2B
b5 6-3 1 12- O DET W. Horton P. Richert -1% 91% Flyball: LF
b5 6-3 2 12- O DET N. Cash P. Richert -1% 90% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 3, Tigers 6.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 3-6, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 4-5-6
t6 3-6 0 --- O BAL B. Powell D. McLain 2% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 3-6 1 --- O BAL B. Robinson D. McLain 1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 3-6 2 --- O BAL D. Johnson D. McLain 1% 93% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Tigers 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-3, Orioles' Pete Richert facing 6-7-8
b6 6-3 0 --- O DET B. Freehan P. Richert -0% 93% Flyball: LF
b6 6-3 1 --- O DET T. Matchick P. Richert -0% 92% Strikeout
b6 6-3 2 --- O DET D. Wert P. Richert -0% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Tigers 6.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 3-6, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 7-8-9
Ray Oyler replaces Tommy Matchick playing SS batting 7th
t7 3-6 0 --- O BAL P. Blair D. McLain 2% 94% Flyball: LF
t7 3-6 1 --- O BAL E. Hendricks D. McLain 1% 95% Flyball: RF
Dave May pinch hits for Pete Richert (P) batting 9th
t7 3-6 2 --- O BAL D. May D. McLain 1% 96% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Tigers 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-3, Orioles' Eddie Watt facing 9-1-2
Eddie Watt replaces Dave May (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 6-3 0 --- O DET D. McLain E. Watt -0% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 6-3 1 --- O DET D. McAuliffe E. Watt -0% 95% Flyball: CF
b7 6-3 2 --- O DET M. Stanley E. Watt -0% 95% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Tigers 6.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Behind 3-6, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
t8 3-6 0 --- O BAL D. Buford D. McLain 2% 97% Lineout: 1B
t8 3-6 1 --- O BAL C. Blefary D. McLain 1% 98% Flyball: 3B
t8 3-6 2 --- O BAL F. Robinson D. McLain 0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Tigers 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-3, Orioles' Eddie Watt facing 3-4-5
b8 6-3 0 --- DET J. Northrup E. Watt 0% 98% Single to RF
b8 6-3 0 1-- R DET W. Horton E. Watt 1% 99% Double to CF; Northrup Scores
b8 7-3 0 -2- O DET N. Cash E. Watt -0% 99% Flyball: LF
b8 7-3 1 -2- O DET B. Freehan E. Watt -0% 99% Flyball: SS
b8 7-3 2 -2- O DET R. Oyler E. Watt -0% 99% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 3, Tigers 7.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 3-7, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 4-5-6
t9 3-7 0 --- BAL B. Powell D. McLain -1% 98% Single to RF
t9 3-7 0 1-- OO BAL B. Robinson D. McLain 2% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t9 3-7 2 --- O BAL D. Johnson D. McLain 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Tigers 7.

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