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4
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@CAL
2
1
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@DET
2
1
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@NYY
2
16
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10
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2
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5
1
Saturday, September 7, 1968,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 35,814, Time of Game: 2:39
Twins
2
68-75
 Won 1 
7th, 22 GB
at Tigers
1
90-53
 Lost 1 
1st
L: Pat Dobson (5-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  1    2  6  1
Tigers          0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  8  0

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 0 1 0 0 0 4 .271 .327 .373 .700 -0.040 1.27 0.052 -0.092 -0.5 2 0 SB
Rich Reese 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .267 .309 .356 .665 -0.111 1.48 0.046 -0.157 -0.5 8 0 CS
Graig Nettles RF 4 2 2 2 0 1 4 .357 .357 1.071 1.429 0.511 1.27 0.561 -0.050 1.6 4 0 2·HR
   Frank Kostro LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .225 .253 .478 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bob Allison LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .249 .332 .450 .782 -0.034 0.63 0.015 -0.048 -0.4 2 0
   Jim Holt RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .242 .261 .503 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rich Rollins 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .243 .293 .368 .660 -0.084 0.87 0.000 -0.084 -0.6 2 2
   Rick Renick SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .198 .258 .349 .607 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Ron Clark SS-3B 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .201 .267 .254 .521 0.088 0.72 0.098 -0.010 0.6 2 2
Bruce Look C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .253 .357 .295 .652 -0.137 1.41 0.000 -0.137 -1.0 6 0 GDP
Frank Quilici 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .249 .303 .336 .639 -0.060 1.42 0.028 -0.088 -0.3 0 2
Jim Perry P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .150 .171 .325 .496 -0.063 1.54 0.000 -0.063 -0.4 0 1 SH
   Harmon Killebrew PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .205 .346 .402 .747 -0.029 1.26 0.000 -0.029 -0.1
   Al Worthington P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 2 6 2 3 5 34 .200 .273 .400 .673 0.041 1.15 0.800 -0.758 -1.5 27 7
HR: G Nettles 2 (3, 2 off P Dobson, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF; 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SH: J Perry (4, off P Dobson).
TB: G Nettles 8; R Clark 2; C Tovar; F Quilici.
GIDP: B Look (5).
RBI: G Nettles 2 (3).
2-out RBI: G Nettles.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Clark-R Rollins.
PB: B Look (3).
E: G Nettles (1).
Baserunning
SB: C Tovar (29, 2nd base off P Dobson/B Freehan).
CS: R Reese (1, 2nd base by P Dobson/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 3 0 1 0 2 0 5 .250 .345 .428 .773 0.277 1.25 0.289 -0.012 1.6 2 1
Mickey Stanley CF 5 0 3 0 0 0 5 .261 .310 .372 .683 -0.069 1.98 0.111 -0.179 0.4 3 0
Jim Northrup RF 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .258 .317 .434 .751 -0.243 1.84 0.050 -0.293 -1.8 1 0 IW
Willie Horton LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .282 .350 .536 .887 -0.077 1.92 0.040 -0.117 -0.3 4 0
Norm Cash 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .243 .318 .461 .779 -0.174 1.82 0.000 -0.174 -1.5 7 2
Bill Freehan C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .258 .362 .441 .803 -0.024 1.06 0.045 -0.070 -0.3 5 1
Tommy Matchick SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .194 .237 .276 .512 -0.100 1.10 0.000 -0.100 -0.6 2 4
Don Wert 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .196 .257 .305 .562 0.101 0.98 0.170 -0.069 0.7 1 1 HR
Pat Dobson P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .143 .200 .143 .343 -0.076 1.08 0.000 -0.076 -0.6 2 3
   Gates Brown PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .384 .438 .671 1.109 -0.074 3.14 0.000 -0.074 -0.2
Team Totals 35 1 8 1 4 4 39 .229 .308 .314 .622 -0.459 1.51 0.705 -1.164 -2.5 27 12
HR: D Wert (12, off J Perry, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
IBB: J Northrup (4, by J Perry).
TB: D Wert 4; M Stanley 3; D McAuliffe; J Northrup; B Freehan; W Horton.
RBI: D Wert (33).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Freehan-T Matchick; D McAuliffe-T Matchick-N Cash.

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Perry 7 7 1 1 3 4 1 2.52 31 60 0.206 1.27 1.7
Al Worthington, W (4-5) 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.86 8 0 0 0.253 2.48 0.8
Team Totals 9 8 1 1 4 4 1 1.00 39 60 0 0 0.459 1.51 2.5

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Pat Dobson, L (5-6) 9 6 2 2 3 5 2 2.65 34 69 -0.041 1.15 1.5
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 3 5 2 2.00 34 69 -0.041 1.15 1.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: J Perry (2; J Northrup).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Marty Springstead, 1B - Red Flaherty, 2B - Bob Stewart, 3B - Lou DiMuro.
Time of Game: 2:39.
Attendance: 35,814.
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 Graig Nettles RF 3 Jim Northrup RF
4 Bob Allison LF 4 Willie Horton LF
5 Rich Rollins 3B 5 Norm Cash 1B
6 Ron Clark SS 6 Bill Freehan C
7 Bruce Look C 7 Tommy Matchick SS
8 Frank Quilici 2B 8 Don Wert 3B
9 Jim Perry P 9 Pat Dobson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 1-1 0 --- R MIN G. Nettles P. Dobson 36% 86% Home Run
t6 0-1 2 --- R MIN G. Nettles P. Dobson 20% 45% Home Run
b5 0-0 0 --- R DET D. Wert J. Perry -17% 27% Home Run
b1 0-0 0 -23 OO DET J. Northrup J. Perry 16% 47% Line Drive Double Play: SS-3B
b9 1-2 1 1-- O DET M. Stanley A. Worthington 10% 92% Foul Flyball: 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' Pat Dobson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O MIN C. Tovar P. Dobson -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O MIN R. Reese P. Dobson -1% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O MIN G. Nettles P. Dobson -1% 46% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Perry facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- DET D. McAuliffe J. Perry -4% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- DET M. Stanley J. Perry -6% 36% Single to RF; McAuliffe to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- DET J. Northrup J. Perry -6% 30% Passed Ball; McAuliffe to 3B; Stanley to 2B
b1 0-0 0 -23 OO DET J. Northrup J. Perry 16% 47% Line Drive Double Play: SS-3B
b1 0-0 2 -2- DET W. Horton J. Perry -2% 45% Single to LF; Stanley to 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 O DET N. Cash J. Perry 5% 50% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Pat Dobson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O MIN B. Allison P. Dobson -2% 48% Lineout: 3B
t2 0-0 1 --- O MIN R. Rollins P. Dobson -1% 46% Lineout: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- O MIN R. Clark P. Dobson -1% 45% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Perry facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- O DET B. Freehan J. Perry 2% 48% Foul Flyball: C
b2 0-0 1 --- O DET T. Matchick J. Perry 1% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O DET D. Wert J. Perry 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Pat Dobson facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O MIN B. Look P. Dobson -2% 48% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 --- MIN F. Quilici P. Dobson 3% 50% Single to LF
t3 0-0 1 1-- O MIN J. Perry P. Dobson -2% 49% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Quilici to 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- O MIN C. Tovar P. Dobson -4% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Perry facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O DET P. Dobson J. Perry 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 1 --- DET D. McAuliffe J. Perry -3% 45% Single to LF
b3 0-0 1 1-- DET M. Stanley J. Perry -4% 40% Single to P; McAuliffe to 2B
b3 0-0 1 12- O DET J. Northrup J. Perry 5% 45% Foul Flyball: 3B
b3 0-0 2 12- O DET W. Horton J. Perry 5% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Twins 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Pat Dobson facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- MIN R. Reese P. Dobson 5% 55% Walk
t4 0-0 0 1-- OO MIN G. Nettles P. Dobson -9% 46% Double Play: Strikeout, Reese Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t4 0-0 2 --- MIN B. Allison P. Dobson 1% 47% Walk
t4 0-0 2 1-- O MIN R. Rollins P. Dobson -3% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Perry facing 5-6-7
b4 0-0 0 --- O DET N. Cash J. Perry 3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-0 1 --- O DET B. Freehan J. Perry 2% 49% Foul Flyball: 1B
b4 0-0 2 --- O DET T. Matchick J. Perry 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 5th, Twins Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Pat Dobson facing 6-7-8
t5 0-0 0 --- MIN R. Clark P. Dobson 5% 55% Single to LF
t5 0-0 0 1-- O MIN B. Look P. Dobson -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B; Clark to 2B
t5 0-0 1 -2- O MIN F. Quilici P. Dobson -5% 49% Flyball: RF
t5 0-0 2 -2- O MIN J. Perry P. Dobson -5% 44% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Twins' Jim Perry facing 8-9-1
b5 0-0 0 --- R DET D. Wert J. Perry -17% 27% Home Run
b5 1-0 0 --- O DET P. Dobson J. Perry 2% 29% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 1-0 1 --- O DET D. McAuliffe J. Perry 1% 30% Flyball: LF
b5 1-0 2 --- DET M. Stanley J. Perry -1% 29% Single to 2B
b5 1-0 2 1-- DET J. Northrup J. Perry -2% 27% Single to RF; Stanley to 2B
b5 1-0 2 12- DET W. Horton J. Perry -2% 25% Walk; Stanley to 3B; Northrup to 2B
b5 1-0 2 123 O DET N. Cash J. Perry 6% 31% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Twins 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Pat Dobson facing 1-2-3
t6 0-1 0 --- O MIN C. Tovar P. Dobson -3% 27% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-1 1 --- O MIN R. Reese P. Dobson -2% 25% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 0-1 2 --- R MIN G. Nettles P. Dobson 20% 45% Home Run
t6 1-1 2 --- O MIN B. Allison P. Dobson -1% 43% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Jim Perry facing 6-7-8
b6 1-1 0 --- O DET B. Freehan J. Perry 3% 46% Strikeout
b6 1-1 1 --- O DET T. Matchick J. Perry 2% 49% Flyball: LF
b6 1-1 2 --- O DET D. Wert J. Perry 1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 1.
Top of the 7th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Pat Dobson facing 5-6-7
t7 1-1 0 --- O MIN R. Rollins P. Dobson -4% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-1 1 --- MIN R. Clark P. Dobson 4% 51% Walk
t7 1-1 1 1-- OO MIN B. Look P. Dobson -8% 42% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Jim Perry facing 9-1-2
b7 1-1 0 --- O DET P. Dobson J. Perry 4% 46% Flyball: RF
b7 1-1 1 --- DET D. McAuliffe J. Perry -8% 38% Reached on E9 (Fly Ball); McAuliffe to 2B
b7 1-1 1 -2- O DET M. Stanley J. Perry 8% 46% Fielder's Choice P; McAuliffe out at 3B/P-3B-SS
b7 1-1 2 1-- DET J. Northrup J. Perry -3% 43% Intentional Walk; Stanley to 2B
b7 1-1 2 12- O DET W. Horton J. Perry 7% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 1.
Top of the 8th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Pat Dobson facing 8-9-1
t8 1-1 0 --- O MIN F. Quilici P. Dobson -4% 46% Groundout: P-1B
Harmon Killebrew pinch hits for Jim Perry (P) batting 9th
t8 1-1 1 --- O MIN H. Killebrew P. Dobson -3% 43% Flyball: LF
t8 1-1 2 --- MIN C. Tovar P. Dobson 2% 45% Single to CF
t8 1-1 2 1-- MIN R. Reese P. Dobson 3% 48% Tovar Steals 2B
t8 1-1 2 -2- O MIN R. Reese P. Dobson -7% 41% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Twins' Al Worthington facing 5-6-7
Al Worthington replaces Harmon Killebrew (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 1-1 0 --- O DET N. Cash A. Worthington 4% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 1-1 1 --- DET B. Freehan A. Worthington -5% 40% Single to LF
b8 1-1 1 1-- O DET T. Matchick A. Worthington 5% 46% Foul Flyball: 1B
b8 1-1 2 1-- O DET D. Wert A. Worthington 4% 50% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 1, Tigers 1.
Top of the 9th, Twins Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Pat Dobson facing 3-4-5
t9 1-1 0 --- R MIN G. Nettles P. Dobson 36% 86% Home Run
t9 2-1 0 --- O MIN B. Allison P. Dobson -1% 85% Strikeout Looking
t9 2-1 1 --- O MIN R. Rollins P. Dobson -1% 84% Flyball: CF
t9 2-1 2 --- MIN R. Clark P. Dobson 1% 85% Single to CF
t9 2-1 2 1-- O MIN B. Look P. Dobson -1% 84% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Twins' Al Worthington facing 9-1-2
Ron Clark moves from SS to 3B
Rick Renick replaces Rich Rollins (3B) playing SS batting 5th
Frank Kostro replaces Graig Nettles (RF) playing LF batting 3rd
Jim Holt replaces Bob Allison (LF) playing RF batting 4th
Gates Brown pinch hits for Pat Dobson (P) batting 9th
b9 1-2 0 --- O DET G. Brown A. Worthington 7% 91% Lineout: SS
b9 1-2 1 --- DET D. McAuliffe A. Worthington -9% 82% Walk
b9 1-2 1 1-- O DET M. Stanley A. Worthington 10% 92% Foul Flyball: 1B
b9 1-2 2 1-- O DET J. Northrup A. Worthington 8% 100% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Twins 2, Tigers 1.

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