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CHW
@BAL
3
2
 
(11)
BOS
@CAL
0
4
MIN
@DET
3
8
CLE
@OAK
0
7
HOU
@ATL
1
7
PHI
@CHC
5
2
LAD
@CIN
6
4
LAD
@CIN
8
6
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@PIT
1
2
SFG
@STL
3
2
SFG
@STL
8
7
Friday, September 6, 1968,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 42,269, Time of Game: 2:22
Twins
3
67-75
 Lost 3 
7th, 23 GB
at Tigers
8
90-52
 Won 4 
1st
W: Denny McLain (28-5)
L: Jim Kaat (12-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  1  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    3  9  1
Tigers          4  0  0   2  0  0   2  0  X    8 11  1

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Cesar Tovar CF 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .271 .327 .374 .702 0.077 1.14 0.146 -0.068 1.1 4 0 SB
Rich Reese 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .270 .310 .360 .669 -0.029 0.92 0.053 -0.082 -0.0 11 1
Rich Rollins 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .249 .299 .376 .675 0.019 1.14 0.099 -0.080 0.4 0 2 2B
Bob Allison LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .251 .333 .454 .786 -0.137 1.06 0.000 -0.137 -1.5 1 0
Graig Nettles RF 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .300 .300 .700 1.000 -0.013 0.85 0.063 -0.075 0.2 0 0 HR
John Roseboro C 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .213 .294 .301 .596 0.024 0.71 0.055 -0.031 0.2 5 0 SB
Rick Renick SS 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .198 .258 .349 .607 -0.056 0.69 0.000 -0.056 -0.6 0 5
   Harmon Killebrew PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .205 .347 .403 .750 -0.003 0.10 0.000 -0.003 -0.2
Frank Quilici 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .248 .303 .336 .639 -0.005 0.45 0.032 -0.037 0.4 3 1 3B
Jim Kaat P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .153 .176 .194 .370 -0.024 0.92 0.000 -0.024 -0.3 0 1
   Dave Boswell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .228 .345 .574 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Holt PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .217 .242 .261 .503 -0.019 0.61 0.000 -0.019 -0.4
   Bob Miller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bruce Look PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .264 .370 .308 .678 0.039 0.77 0.039 0.000 0.4
   Ron Perranoski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 3
   Frank Kostro PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .213 .225 .253 .478 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.1
Team Totals 35 3 9 3 1 12 36 .257 .278 .429 .706 -0.127 0.83 0.487 -0.612 -0.5 24 13
2B: R Rollins (5, off D McLain).
3B: F Quilici (4, off D McLain).
HR: G Nettles (1, off D McLain, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: G Nettles 4; F Quilici 3; C Tovar 3; R Rollins 2; R Reese 2; B Look.
RBI: G Nettles (1); R Rollins (27); C Tovar (43).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 14.
Fielding
E: R Renick (8).
Baserunning
SB: C Tovar (28, 2nd base off D McLain/B Freehan); J Roseboro (2, 2nd base off D McLain/B Freehan).

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 1 2 5 .249 .343 .429 .771 0.030 0.24 0.038 -0.008 -0.1 0 1
Mickey Stanley CF 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .258 .308 .370 .678 0.053 0.58 0.067 -0.013 0.4 2 0
Al Kaline 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .281 .391 .413 .804 0.088 0.71 0.100 -0.012 0.9 5 0 IW
   Norm Cash PR-1B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .321 .466 .787 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Willie Horton LF 4 1 2 5 0 0 4 .282 .349 .538 .887 0.175 0.59 0.183 -0.008 3.6 1 0 HR,2B
Bill Freehan C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .258 .363 .443 .806 0.022 0.29 0.033 -0.011 0.3 12 0
Jim Northrup RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .258 .316 .435 .752 0.031 0.25 0.037 -0.006 0.8 2 0 2B
Don Wert 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .195 .257 .299 .556 0.020 0.23 0.024 -0.004 1.0 2 4
Dick Tracewski SS 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .161 .242 .246 .488 -0.027 0.28 0.000 -0.027 -1.2 1 0 SH
Denny McLain P 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .133 .133 .143 .276 -0.018 0.18 0.000 -0.018 -0.9 1 1 SH
Team Totals 33 8 11 8 2 5 37 .333 .371 .485 .856 0.374 0.37 0.482 -0.107 4.9 27 6
2B: J Northrup (24, off B Miller); W Horton (19, off R Perranoski).
HR: W Horton (32, off J Kaat, 1st inn, 2 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: D McLain (15, off D Boswell); D Tracewski (2, off R Perranoski).
IBB: A Kaline (6, by R Perranoski).
TB: W Horton 6; J Northrup 3; D Wert 2; M Stanley 2; D McAuliffe; A Kaline; B Freehan.
RBI: W Horton 5 (78); D Tracewski (15); D Wert (32); A Kaline (47).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Wert-A Kaline.
PB: B Freehan (8).
E: W Horton (6).

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Kaat, L (12-11) 3 7 6 6 0 1 1 2.96 16 22 -0.375 0.61 -5.1
Dave Boswell 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.14 4 2 1 0.007 0.15 0.7
Bob Miller 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.03 7 0 0 0.025 0.27 0.8
Ron Perranoski 2 3 2 2 1 2 0 3.24 10 0 0 -0.032 0.10 -1.2
Team Totals 8 11 8 8 2 5 1 9.00 37 22 2 1 -0.375 0.37 -4.9
J Kaat faced 3 batters in the 4th inning.

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Denny McLain, W (28-5) 9 9 3 3 1 12 1 1.95 36 68 0.125 0.83 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 1 12 1 3.00 36 68 0.125 0.83 0.5
Balks: None.
WP: J Kaat (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: R Perranoski (12; A Kaline).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lou DiMuro, 1B - Marty Springstead, 2B - Red Flaherty, 3B - Bob Stewart.
Time of Game: 2:22.
Attendance: 42,269.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Minnesota Twins         Detroit Tigers
1 Cesar Tovar CF 1 Dick McAuliffe 2B
2 Rich Reese 1B 2 Mickey Stanley CF
3 Rich Rollins 3B 3 Al Kaline 1B
4 Bob Allison LF 4 Willie Horton LF
5 Graig Nettles RF 5 Bill Freehan C
6 John Roseboro C 6 Jim Northrup RF
7 Rick Renick SS 7 Don Wert 3B
8 Frank Quilici 2B 8 Dick Tracewski SS
9 Jim Kaat P 9 Denny McLain P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 1-0 0 12- RRR DET W. Horton J. Kaat 15% 89% Home Run; Stanley Scores; Kaline Scores
t5 2-6 1 1-3 R MIN R. Rollins D. McLain -10% 78% Double to RF; Tovar Scores; Reese to 3B
b1 0-0 0 12- R DET A. Kaline J. Kaat 10% 74% Single to LF; McAuliffe Scores; Stanley to 2B
t5 3-6 1 -23 O MIN B. Allison D. McLain 8% 86% Groundout: P-1B
t7 3-6 0 1-- OO MIN C. Tovar D. McLain 7% 95% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- MIN C. Tovar D. McLain -4% 46% Single to CF
t1 0-0 0 1-- MIN R. Reese D. McLain -3% 43% Tovar Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O MIN R. Reese D. McLain 4% 48% Foul Flyball: 3B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O MIN R. Rollins D. McLain 3% 51% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 -2- O MIN B. Allison D. McLain 3% 54% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- DET D. McAuliffe J. Kaat 4% 58% Single to CF
b1 0-0 0 1-- DET M. Stanley J. Kaat 6% 64% Single to CF; McAuliffe to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- R DET A. Kaline J. Kaat 10% 74% Single to LF; McAuliffe Scores; Stanley to 2B
b1 1-0 0 12- RRR DET W. Horton J. Kaat 15% 89% Home Run; Stanley Scores; Kaline Scores
b1 4-0 0 --- O DET B. Freehan J. Kaat -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 4-0 1 --- O DET J. Northrup J. Kaat -0% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 4-0 2 --- O DET D. Wert J. Kaat -0% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Tigers 4.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 5-6-7
t2 0-4 0 --- R MIN G. Nettles D. McLain -6% 82% Home Run
t2 1-4 0 --- MIN J. Roseboro D. McLain -3% 78% Walk
t2 1-4 0 1-- MIN R. Renick D. McLain -2% 76% Roseboro Steals 2B
t2 1-4 0 -2- O MIN R. Renick D. McLain 4% 80% Strikeout
t2 1-4 1 -2- O MIN F. Quilici D. McLain 3% 83% Strikeout Looking
t2 1-4 2 -2- O MIN J. Kaat D. McLain 2% 85% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 8-9-1
b2 4-1 0 --- O DET D. Tracewski J. Kaat -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 4-1 1 --- O DET D. McLain J. Kaat -1% 84% Strikeout
b2 4-1 2 --- O DET D. McAuliffe J. Kaat -0% 83% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 4.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 1-4, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
t3 1-4 0 --- MIN C. Tovar D. McLain -4% 80% Single to P
t3 1-4 0 1-- MIN R. Reese D. McLain -2% 78% Passed Ball; Tovar to 2B
t3 1-4 0 -2- O MIN R. Reese D. McLain 4% 81% Flyball: RF
t3 1-4 1 -2- O MIN R. Rollins D. McLain 3% 84% Strikeout
t3 1-4 2 -2- O MIN B. Allison D. McLain 2% 87% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 2-3-4
b3 4-1 0 --- O DET M. Stanley J. Kaat -1% 86% Groundout: P-1B
b3 4-1 1 --- O DET A. Kaline J. Kaat -1% 86% Flyball: CF
b3 4-1 2 --- O DET W. Horton J. Kaat -0% 85% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 4.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-4, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 5-6-7
t4 1-4 0 --- O MIN G. Nettles D. McLain 2% 87% Strikeout
t4 1-4 1 --- O MIN J. Roseboro D. McLain 1% 88% Flyball: SS
t4 1-4 2 --- O MIN R. Renick D. McLain 1% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 5-6-7
b4 4-1 0 --- DET B. Freehan J. Kaat 1% 90% Single (CF-RF)
b4 4-1 0 1-- DET J. Northrup J. Kaat 2% 92% Single to SS; Freehan to 2B
b4 4-1 0 12- DET D. Wert J. Kaat 2% 94% Wild Pitch; Freehan to 3B; Northrup to 2B
b4 4-1 0 -23 R DET D. Wert J. Kaat 2% 96% Single to CF; Freehan Scores; Northrup to 3B
Dave Boswell replaces Jim Kaat pitching and batting 9th
b4 5-1 0 1-3 RO DET D. Tracewski D. Boswell -0% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Northrup Scores
b4 6-1 1 1-- O DET D. McLain D. Boswell -0% 96% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Tracewski to 2B
b4 6-1 2 -2- DET D. McAuliffe D. Boswell 0% 96% Walk
b4 6-1 2 12- O DET M. Stanley D. Boswell -1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 6.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-6, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 8-9-1
t5 1-6 0 --- MIN F. Quilici D. McLain -3% 93% Triple to RF
Jim Holt pinch hits for Dave Boswell (P) batting 9th
t5 1-6 0 --3 O MIN J. Holt D. McLain 2% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-6 1 --3 R MIN C. Tovar D. McLain -2% 92% Single to CF; Quilici Scores
t5 2-6 1 1-- MIN R. Reese D. McLain -4% 88% Single to LF; Tovar to 3B/Adv on E7
t5 2-6 1 1-3 R MIN R. Rollins D. McLain -10% 78% Double to RF; Tovar Scores; Reese to 3B
t5 3-6 1 -23 O MIN B. Allison D. McLain 8% 86% Groundout: P-1B
t5 3-6 2 -23 O MIN G. Nettles D. McLain 5% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 3, Tigers 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-3, Twins' Bob Miller facing 3-4-5
Bob Miller replaces Jim Holt (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 6-3 0 --- O DET A. Kaline B. Miller -1% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 6-3 1 --- O DET W. Horton B. Miller -0% 90% Flyball: CF
b5 6-3 2 --- O DET B. Freehan B. Miller -0% 90% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Tigers 6.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-6, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 6-7-8
t6 3-6 0 --- O MIN J. Roseboro D. McLain 2% 91% Strikeout Looking
t6 3-6 1 --- O MIN R. Renick D. McLain 1% 93% Strikeout
t6 3-6 2 --- O MIN F. Quilici D. McLain 1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Tigers 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-3, Twins' Bob Miller facing 6-7-8
b6 6-3 0 --- DET J. Northrup B. Miller 2% 95% Double to LF
b6 6-3 0 -2- O DET D. Wert B. Miller -0% 95% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Northrup to 3B
b6 6-3 1 --3 O DET D. Tracewski B. Miller -2% 93% Strikeout Looking
b6 6-3 2 --3 O DET D. McLain B. Miller -1% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Tigers 6.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-6, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 9-1-2
Bruce Look pinch hits for Bob Miller (P) batting 9th
t7 3-6 0 --- MIN B. Look D. McLain -4% 88% Single to CF
t7 3-6 0 1-- OO MIN C. Tovar D. McLain 7% 95% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B
t7 3-6 2 --- MIN R. Reese D. McLain -1% 94% Single to CF
t7 3-6 2 1-- O MIN R. Rollins D. McLain 2% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Tigers 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-3, Twins' Ron Perranoski facing 1-2-3
Ron Perranoski replaces Bruce Look (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 6-3 0 --- O DET D. McAuliffe R. Perranoski -0% 95% Strikeout
b7 6-3 1 --- DET M. Stanley R. Perranoski 1% 96% Single to SS; Stanley to 2B/Adv on E6
b7 6-3 1 -2- DET A. Kaline R. Perranoski 0% 96% Intentional Walk
Norm Cash pinch runs for Al Kaline (1B) batting 3rd
b7 6-3 1 12- RR DET W. Horton R. Perranoski 3% 99% Double to RF; Stanley Scores; Cash Scores
b7 8-3 1 -2- O DET B. Freehan R. Perranoski -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 8-3 2 -2- O DET J. Northrup R. Perranoski -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Tigers 8.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-8, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 4-5-6
Norm Cash moves from PR to 1B
t8 3-8 0 --- O MIN B. Allison D. McLain 0% 99% Strikeout
t8 3-8 1 --- O MIN G. Nettles D. McLain 0% 100% Strikeout
t8 3-8 2 --- O MIN J. Roseboro D. McLain 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Tigers 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 8-3, Twins' Ron Perranoski facing 7-8-9
b8 8-3 0 --- DET D. Wert R. Perranoski 0% 100% Single to LF
b8 8-3 0 1-- O DET D. Tracewski R. Perranoski -0% 100% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Wert to 2B
b8 8-3 1 -2- O DET D. McLain R. Perranoski -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
b8 8-3 2 -2- O DET D. McAuliffe R. Perranoski -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 3, Tigers 8.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 3-8, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 7-8-9
Harmon Killebrew pinch hits for Rick Renick (SS) batting 7th
t9 3-8 0 --- O MIN H. Killebrew D. McLain 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 3-8 1 --- O MIN F. Quilici D. McLain 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
Frank Kostro pinch hits for Ron Perranoski (P) batting 9th
t9 3-8 2 --- O MIN F. Kostro D. McLain 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 3, Tigers 8.

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