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Standings
OAK
@BOS
4
1
BAL
@CHW
5
2
DET
@KCR
6
0
CLE
@MIN
6
4
SEP
@NYY
2
1
CAL
@WSA
2
6
CHC
@CIN
14
8
 
(10)
NYM
@LAD
0
1
ATL
@PIT
1
2
 
(10)
PHI
@SDP
6
1
MON
@SFG
2
4
HOU
@STL
4
2
Friday, June 13, 1969,
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 12,779, Time of Game: 2:20
Tigers
6
30-23
 Won 3 
3rd, 8½ GB
at Royals
0
24-33
 Lost 2 
5th, 7 GB
W: Joe Sparma (4-1)
L: Dick Drago (3-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          1  0  1   0  0  0   0  4  0    6 10  0
Royals          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  4  1

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mickey Stanley SS-CF 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .238 .285 .335 .620 0.003 0.45 0.036 -0.033 -0.3 1 5
Dick McAuliffe 2B 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 .253 .384 .448 .832 0.079 0.57 0.113 -0.033 1.1 4 0 HR,2B
Al Kaline RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .293 .380 .486 .866 0.053 0.69 0.120 -0.067 0.4 0 0 2B,GDP
Norm Cash 1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .280 .366 .474 .841 0.100 0.67 0.133 -0.033 1.4 13 1 2B
Jim Northrup CF-LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .275 .330 .513 .843 -0.050 0.61 0.009 -0.059 -0.1 1 0
Willie Horton LF 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .216 .291 .364 .654 -0.004 0.48 0.027 -0.031 1.1 1 0
   Dick Tracewski PR-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .333 .167 .500 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.9 0 0
Bill Freehan C 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .263 .366 .415 .782 -0.001 0.41 0.021 -0.022 0.3 6 0 IW
Tommy Matchick 3B 3 0 0 1 1 1 4 .242 .303 .308 .611 -0.037 0.58 0.005 -0.042 0.4 0 6
Joe Sparma P 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .067 .125 .067 .192 -0.069 0.65 0.000 -0.069 -1.5 1 0
Team Totals 35 6 10 6 4 6 39 .286 .359 .457 .816 0.072 0.56 0.464 -0.391 1.9 27 12
2B: N Cash (4, off D Drago); D McAuliffe (7, off D Drago); A Kaline (11, off D Drago).
HR: D McAuliffe (7, off D Drago, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
IBB: B Freehan (3, by T Burgmeier).
TB: D McAuliffe 7; N Cash 3; A Kaline 3; J Northrup; B Freehan; W Horton.
GIDP: A Kaline (5).
RBI: N Cash 2 (31); T Matchick (4); A Kaline (29); W Horton (24); D McAuliffe (18).
2-out RBI: A Kaline; N Cash.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 9.

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jackie Hernandez SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .246 .302 .296 .599 -0.023 0.49 0.014 -0.037 -0.3 0 1
Pat Kelly CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .285 .349 .417 .767 -0.072 0.73 0.002 -0.074 -0.4 4 0 2B
Joe Foy 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .238 .341 .333 .675 -0.062 0.63 0.000 -0.062 -0.8 0 2
Mike Fiore 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .275 .398 .428 .825 0.011 0.60 0.051 -0.040 -0.1 6 0 2B
Lou Piniella LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .286 .324 .469 .793 -0.098 0.95 0.000 -0.098 -0.8 4 0
Ed Kirkpatrick RF 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .209 .279 .348 .627 0.005 0.71 0.029 -0.024 -0.0 3 0
Jerry Adair 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .262 .309 .305 .613 -0.057 1.20 0.022 -0.078 -0.5 1 2
Ellie Rodriguez C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .267 .336 .381 .717 -0.092 1.19 0.000 -0.092 -0.6 7 1
Dick Drago P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.038 0.78 0.000 -0.038 -0.3 2 1
   Tom Burgmeier P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .182 .364 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dave Wickersham P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Juan Rios PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .270 .333 .324 .658 -0.003 0.13 0.000 -0.003 -0.2
   Mike Hedlund P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .188 .188 .375 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 0 4 0 2 6 33 .129 .182 .194 .375 -0.429 0.77 0.118 -0.546 -4.1 27 7
2B: M Fiore (6, off J Sparma); P Kelly (9, off J Sparma).
TB: M Fiore 2; P Kelly 2; J Adair; J Hernandez.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Adair-M Fiore.
E: E Kirkpatrick (1).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Sparma, W (4-1) 9 4 0 0 2 6 0 2.85 33 83 0.429 0.77 4.1
Team Totals 9 4 0 0 2 6 0 0.00 33 83 0.429 0.77 4.1

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dick Drago, L (3-5) 7.1 8 5 5 2 5 1 3.90 31 45 -0.050 0.69 -0.9
Tom Burgmeier 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 1.55 4 1 1 -0.026 0.15 -3.0
Dave Wickersham 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.82 1 3 0 0.004 0.07 1.5
Mike Hedlund 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.08 3 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 6 6 4 6 1 6.00 39 45 4 1 -0.072 0.56 -1.9
T Burgmeier faced 4 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: T Burgmeier (2; B Freehan).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Ed Runge, 2B - Johnny Stevens, 3B - Jim Odom.
Time of Game: 2:20.
Attendance: 12,779.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Kansas City Royals
1 Mickey Stanley SS 1 Jackie Hernandez SS
2 Dick McAuliffe 2B 2 Pat Kelly CF
3 Al Kaline RF 3 Joe Foy 3B
4 Norm Cash 1B 4 Mike Fiore 1B
5 Jim Northrup CF 5 Lou Piniella LF
6 Willie Horton LF 6 Ed Kirkpatrick RF
7 Bill Freehan C 7 Jerry Adair 2B
8 Tommy Matchick 3B 8 Ellie Rodriguez C
9 Joe Sparma P 9 Dick Drago P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 1-0 2 -2- R DET A. Kaline D. Drago 11% 72% Single to RF; McAuliffe Scores; Kaline to 2B/Adv on E9
t1 0-0 2 -2- R DET N. Cash D. Drago 11% 59% Double to CF; Stanley Scores
t8 2-0 1 --- R DET D. McAuliffe D. Drago 7% 93% Home Run
b4 0-2 2 12- O KCR J. Adair J. Sparma 5% 77% Lineout: 2B
b4 0-2 1 --- KCR M. Fiore J. Sparma -5% 69% Double to RF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- DET M. Stanley D. Drago 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O DET D. McAuliffe D. Drago -3% 50% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O DET A. Kaline D. Drago -2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B; Stanley to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- R DET N. Cash D. Drago 11% 59% Double to CF; Stanley Scores
t1 1-0 2 -2- O DET J. Northrup D. Drago -3% 56% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Joe Sparma facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O KCR J. Hernandez J. Sparma 2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- O KCR P. Kelly J. Sparma 2% 60% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-1 2 --- O KCR J. Foy J. Sparma 1% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O DET W. Horton D. Drago -2% 59% Popfly: 1B
t2 1-0 1 --- O DET B. Freehan D. Drago -1% 58% Flyball: RF
t2 1-0 2 --- O DET T. Matchick D. Drago -1% 57% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Joe Sparma facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O KCR M. Fiore J. Sparma 2% 59% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-1 1 --- O KCR L. Piniella J. Sparma 2% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-1 2 --- KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Sparma -1% 60% Walk
b2 0-1 2 1-- O KCR J. Adair J. Sparma 2% 62% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Royals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- O DET J. Sparma D. Drago -2% 60% Strikeout Looking
t3 1-0 1 --- O DET M. Stanley D. Drago -1% 59% Flyball: CF
t3 1-0 2 --- DET D. McAuliffe D. Drago 2% 61% Double (LF-CF)
t3 1-0 2 -2- R DET A. Kaline D. Drago 11% 72% Single to RF; McAuliffe Scores; Kaline to 2B/Adv on E9
t3 2-0 2 -2- O DET N. Cash D. Drago -3% 69% Groundout: 2B-P
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Joe Sparma facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O KCR E. Rodriguez J. Sparma 3% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- O KCR D. Drago J. Sparma 2% 74% Strikeout
b3 0-2 2 --- KCR J. Hernandez J. Sparma -1% 72% Single to CF
b3 0-2 2 1-- O KCR P. Kelly J. Sparma 3% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- O DET J. Northrup D. Drago -2% 73% Flyball: CF
t4 2-0 1 --- O DET W. Horton D. Drago -1% 72% Strikeout
t4 2-0 2 --- O DET B. Freehan D. Drago -1% 71% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Joe Sparma facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- O KCR J. Foy J. Sparma 3% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- KCR M. Fiore J. Sparma -5% 69% Double to RF
b4 0-2 1 -2- O KCR L. Piniella J. Sparma 4% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-2 2 -2- KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Sparma -2% 72% Walk
b4 0-2 2 12- O KCR J. Adair J. Sparma 5% 77% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 8-9-1
t5 2-0 0 --- O DET T. Matchick D. Drago -2% 75% Lineout: LF
t5 2-0 1 --- O DET J. Sparma D. Drago -1% 74% Lineout: P
t5 2-0 2 --- O DET M. Stanley D. Drago -1% 73% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Joe Sparma facing 8-9-1
b5 0-2 0 --- O KCR E. Rodriguez J. Sparma 3% 76% Flyball: LF
b5 0-2 1 --- O KCR D. Drago J. Sparma 2% 78% Flyball: CF
b5 0-2 2 --- O KCR J. Hernandez J. Sparma 1% 80% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 2-3-4
t6 2-0 0 --- DET D. McAuliffe D. Drago 2% 82% Single to RF
t6 2-0 0 1-- OO DET A. Kaline D. Drago -5% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
t6 2-0 2 --- O DET N. Cash D. Drago -1% 76% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Joe Sparma facing 2-3-4
b6 0-2 0 --- O KCR P. Kelly J. Sparma 3% 80% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 0-2 1 --- O KCR J. Foy J. Sparma 2% 82% Strikeout Looking
b6 0-2 2 --- O KCR M. Fiore J. Sparma 1% 83% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 5-6-7
t7 2-0 0 --- O DET J. Northrup D. Drago -1% 82% Flyball: LF
t7 2-0 1 --- DET W. Horton D. Drago 1% 83% Walk
t7 2-0 1 1-- DET B. Freehan D. Drago 2% 85% Single to RF; Horton to 2B
t7 2-0 1 12- O DET T. Matchick D. Drago -2% 84% Groundout: P-1B; Horton to 3B; Freehan to 2B
t7 2-0 2 -23 O DET J. Sparma D. Drago -4% 80% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Joe Sparma facing 5-6-7
b7 0-2 0 --- O KCR L. Piniella J. Sparma 4% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 0-2 1 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Sparma 2% 86% Strikeout
b7 0-2 2 --- KCR J. Adair J. Sparma -2% 84% Single to LF
b7 0-2 2 1-- O KCR E. Rodriguez J. Sparma 4% 88% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 0.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Royals' Dick Drago facing 1-2-3
t8 2-0 0 --- O DET M. Stanley D. Drago -1% 87% Flyball: RF
t8 2-0 1 --- R DET D. McAuliffe D. Drago 7% 93% Home Run
t8 3-0 1 --- DET A. Kaline D. Drago 1% 94% Double to LF
t8 3-0 1 -2- R DET N. Cash D. Drago 3% 97% Single to RF; Kaline Scores
Tom Burgmeier replaces Dick Drago pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-0 1 1-- DET J. Northrup T. Burgmeier 1% 98% Single to CF (CF-RF); Cash to 3B
t8 4-0 1 1-3 R DET W. Horton T. Burgmeier 1% 99% Single to LF; Cash Scores; Northrup to 3B; Horton to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
Dick Tracewski pinch runs for Willie Horton (LF) batting 6th
t8 5-0 1 -23 DET B. Freehan T. Burgmeier 0% 99% Intentional Walk
t8 5-0 1 123 R DET T. Matchick T. Burgmeier 0% 100% Walk; Northrup Scores; Tracewski to 3B; Freehan to 2B
Dave Wickersham replaces Tom Burgmeier pitching and batting 9th
t8 6-0 1 123 O DET J. Sparma D. Wickersham -0% 99% Baserunner Out Advancing; Tracewski out at Hm/C-3B-C; Freehan to 3B; Matchick to 2B
t8 6-0 2 -23 O DET J. Sparma D. Wickersham -0% 99% Strikeout
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Tigers' Joe Sparma facing 9-1-2
Dick Tracewski moves from PR to SS
Jim Northrup moves from CF to LF
Mickey Stanley moves from SS to CF
Juan Rios pinch hits for Dave Wickersham (P) batting 9th
b8 0-6 0 --- O KCR J. Rios J. Sparma 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 1B
b8 0-6 1 --- O KCR J. Hernandez J. Sparma 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 0-6 2 --- KCR P. Kelly J. Sparma -0% 100% Double to LF
b8 0-6 2 -2- O KCR J. Foy J. Sparma 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 6, Royals 0.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-0, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 1-2-3
Mike Hedlund replaces Juan Rios (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 6-0 0 --- O DET M. Stanley M. Hedlund -0% 100% Flyball: LF
t9 6-0 1 --- O DET D. McAuliffe M. Hedlund -0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 6-0 2 --- O DET A. Kaline M. Hedlund -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 0-6, Tigers' Joe Sparma facing 4-5-6
b9 0-6 0 --- O KCR M. Fiore J. Sparma 0% 100% Popfly: 2B
b9 0-6 1 --- O KCR L. Piniella J. Sparma 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 0-6 2 --- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick J. Sparma 0% 100% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Royals 0.

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