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Scores
Standings
OAK
@BOS
7
4
OAK
@BOS
1
5
DET
@KCR
4
2
CLE
@MIN
1
7
PIT
@ATL
1
8
CHC
@CIN
0
2
NYM
@LAD
4
5
PHI
@SDP
9
1
MON
@SFG
1
2
Wednesday, September 3, 1969, 6:00PM
, Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 9,028, Time of Game: 2:12
Tigers
4
79-56
 Won 1 
2nd, 12½ GB
at Royals
2
54-80
 Lost 1 
4th, 28 GB
W: Denny McLain (22-6)
L: Mike Hedlund (2-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  2  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    4  9  0
Royals          1  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    2  6  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tom Tresh SS 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .217 .293 .347 .639 -0.057 0.62 0.013 -0.070 -0.8 1 4
Jim Northrup CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .280 .343 .483 .826 -0.031 0.69 0.024 -0.055 -0.4 2 0
Al Kaline RF 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .267 .335 .430 .765 -0.013 0.76 0.037 -0.050 -0.2 4 0
Norm Cash 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .264 .352 .438 .789 -0.054 0.74 0.012 -0.066 -0.4 4 0 2·2B
Willie Horton LF 3 2 2 3 1 0 4 .262 .334 .483 .817 0.287 0.94 0.309 -0.022 2.6 6 0 2·HR,IW
Tommy Matchick 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .247 .282 .300 .582 -0.027 0.68 0.024 -0.051 -0.5 2 1
Bill Freehan C 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .259 .336 .411 .747 0.054 0.56 0.115 -0.061 0.2 6 0 HR,GDP
Don Wert 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .239 .321 .382 .703 -0.018 0.55 0.022 -0.041 -0.3 1 0
Denny McLain P 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .165 .188 .165 .352 -0.033 0.49 0.008 -0.041 -0.3 0 0 SH
Team Totals 33 4 9 4 3 5 37 .273 .333 .606 .939 0.108 0.66 0.564 -0.457 -0.1 * 5
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: N Cash 2 (11, 1 off M Hedlund, 1 off J Cram).
HR: W Horton 2 (25, 2 off M Hedlund, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF; 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to CF); B Freehan (15, off M Hedlund, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: D McLain (13, off M Hedlund).
IBB: W Horton (8, by J Cram).
TB: W Horton 8; N Cash 4; B Freehan 4; T Matchick; J Northrup; D McLain; D Wert.
GIDP: B Freehan (11).
RBI: W Horton 3 (76); B Freehan (41).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 3.

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
George Spriggs RF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .167 .259 .333 .593 -0.055 1.23 0.087 -0.142 -0.3 1 0 3B
Scott Northey CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .125 .222 .125 .347 -0.087 1.20 0.015 -0.102 -0.7 4 0
Mike Fiore 1B 2 1 1 1 2 0 4 .276 .420 .419 .839 0.138 1.58 0.203 -0.065 1.1 8 3 HR
Lou Piniella LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .290 .333 .442 .775 -0.159 1.64 0.000 -0.159 -1.1 3 1
Joe Foy 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .260 .353 .362 .715 -0.020 1.27 0.086 -0.106 0.3 1 0 HR
Luis Alcaraz 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .200 .385 .200 .585 -0.099 0.97 0.000 -0.099 -0.6 2 2
Fran Healy C 4 0 2 0 0 2 4 .500 .500 .500 1.000 -0.023 0.81 0.033 -0.056 -0.1 6 0
Jackie Hernandez SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .231 .286 .296 .582 0.108 1.54 0.166 -0.058 0.6 0 2 2·SB
Mike Hedlund P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .208 .208 .208 .417 -0.092 1.52 0.000 -0.092 -0.6 2 1
   Joe Keough PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .193 .262 .207 .469 -0.036 1.48 0.000 -0.036 -0.2
   Jerry Cram P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Ed Kirkpatrick PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .229 .341 .378 .719 -0.065 2.46 0.000 -0.065 -0.3
Team Totals 33 2 6 2 4 6 37 .182 .270 .424 .695 -0.390 1.34 0.590 -0.980 -2.1 27 10
3B: G Spriggs (1, off D McLain).
HR: M Fiore (10, off D McLain, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF); J Foy (8, off D McLain, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: J Foy 4; M Fiore 4; G Spriggs 3; F Healy 2; J Hernandez.
RBI: J Foy (60); M Fiore (29).
2-out RBI: M Fiore.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Hernandez-L Alcaraz-M Fiore.
Outfield Assists: L Piniella (J Northrup at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: J Hernandez 2 (17, 2nd base off D McLain/B Freehan 2).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Denny McLain, W (22-6) 9 6 2 2 4 6 2 2.71 37 69 0.391 1.34 2.1
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 4 6 2 2.00 37 69 0.391 1.34 2.1

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Hedlund, L (2-5) 7 7 4 4 2 4 3 3.70 28 49 -0.148 0.77 -0.8
Jerry Cram 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 9 0 0 0.039 0.37 0.9
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 3 5 3 4.00 37 49 0 0 -0.109 0.66 0.1
Balks: None.
WP: J Cram (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Cram (1; W Horton).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Nestor Chylak, 1B - Jake O'Donnell, 2B - Lou DiMuro, 3B - Jerry Neudecker.
Time of Game: 2:12.
Attendance: 9,028.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Kansas City Royals
1 Tom Tresh SS 1 George Spriggs RF
2 Jim Northrup CF 2 Scott Northey CF
3 Al Kaline RF 3 Mike Fiore 1B
4 Norm Cash 1B 4 Lou Piniella LF
5 Willie Horton LF 5 Joe Foy 3B
6 Tommy Matchick 2B 6 Luis Alcaraz 2B
7 Bill Freehan C 7 Fran Healy C
8 Don Wert 3B 8 Jackie Hernandez SS
9 Denny McLain P 9 Mike Hedlund P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 2-1 1 1-- RR DET W. Horton M. Hedlund 19% 87% Home Run; Kaline Scores
t2 1-1 1 --- R DET B. Freehan M. Hedlund 12% 59% Home Run
t2 0-1 0 --- R DET W. Horton M. Hedlund 11% 50% Home Run
b1 0-0 2 --- R KCR M. Fiore D. McLain -11% 38% Home Run
b3 1-2 1 --- KCR G. Spriggs D. McLain -9% 52% Triple to LF

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' Mike Hedlund facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET T. Tresh M. Hedlund -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- DET J. Northrup M. Hedlund 2% 50% Single to CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O DET A. Kaline M. Hedlund -3% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 1-- O DET N. Cash M. Hedlund -2% 45% Double to LF; Northrup out at 3B/LF-3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Spriggs D. McLain 2% 48% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- O KCR S. Northey D. McLain 1% 49% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- R KCR M. Fiore D. McLain -11% 38% Home Run
b1 1-0 2 --- O KCR L. Piniella D. McLain 1% 39% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- R DET W. Horton M. Hedlund 11% 50% Home Run
t2 1-1 0 --- O DET T. Matchick M. Hedlund -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t2 1-1 1 --- R DET B. Freehan M. Hedlund 12% 59% Home Run
t2 2-1 1 --- DET D. Wert M. Hedlund 2% 61% Single to CF
t2 2-1 1 1-- O DET D. McLain M. Hedlund -2% 60% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Wert to 2B
t2 2-1 2 -2- O DET T. Tresh M. Hedlund -3% 57% Foul Flyball: C
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 5-6-7
b2 1-2 0 --- O KCR J. Foy D. McLain 2% 59% Strikeout
b2 1-2 1 --- O KCR L. Alcaraz D. McLain 2% 61% Flyball: CF
b2 1-2 2 --- KCR F. Healy D. McLain -1% 60% Single to LF
b2 1-2 2 1-- O KCR J. Hernandez D. McLain 2% 62% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 2-3-4
t3 2-1 0 --- O DET J. Northrup M. Hedlund -2% 60% Groundout: 1B-P
t3 2-1 1 --- O DET A. Kaline M. Hedlund -1% 59% Flyball: LF
t3 2-1 2 --- O DET N. Cash M. Hedlund -1% 58% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 9-1-2
b3 1-2 0 --- O KCR M. Hedlund D. McLain 3% 60% Flyball: LF
b3 1-2 1 --- KCR G. Spriggs D. McLain -9% 52% Triple to LF
b3 1-2 1 --3 O KCR S. Northey D. McLain 7% 59% Lineout: 1B
b3 1-2 2 --3 KCR M. Fiore D. McLain -2% 57% Walk
b3 1-2 2 1-3 O KCR L. Piniella D. McLain 6% 63% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 5-6-7
t4 2-1 0 --- O DET W. Horton M. Hedlund -2% 61% Flyball: CF
t4 2-1 1 --- DET T. Matchick M. Hedlund 2% 64% Single to LF
t4 2-1 1 1-- OO DET B. Freehan M. Hedlund -5% 59% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 5-6-7
b4 1-2 0 --- O KCR J. Foy D. McLain 3% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-2 1 --- O KCR L. Alcaraz D. McLain 2% 64% Strikeout Looking
b4 1-2 2 --- O KCR F. Healy D. McLain 1% 65% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 8-9-1
t5 2-1 0 --- O DET D. Wert M. Hedlund -2% 63% Flyball: LF
t5 2-1 1 --- O DET D. McLain M. Hedlund -2% 61% Groundout: P-1B
t5 2-1 2 --- DET T. Tresh M. Hedlund 1% 62% Walk
t5 2-1 2 1-- O DET J. Northrup M. Hedlund -2% 60% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 8-9-1
b5 1-2 0 --- KCR J. Hernandez D. McLain -6% 54% Walk
b5 1-2 0 1-- KCR M. Hedlund D. McLain -4% 50% Hernandez Steals 2B
b5 1-2 0 -2- O KCR M. Hedlund D. McLain 7% 57% Flyball: RF
b5 1-2 1 -2- O KCR G. Spriggs D. McLain 5% 62% Flyball: LF
b5 1-2 2 -2- KCR S. Northey D. McLain -1% 61% Walk
b5 1-2 2 12- O KCR M. Fiore D. McLain 7% 67% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Royals 1.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 3-4-5
t6 2-1 0 --- DET A. Kaline M. Hedlund 4% 71% Walk
t6 2-1 0 1-- O DET N. Cash M. Hedlund -3% 68% Flyball: LF
t6 2-1 1 1-- RR DET W. Horton M. Hedlund 19% 87% Home Run; Kaline Scores
t6 4-1 1 --- O DET T. Matchick M. Hedlund -1% 86% Strikeout
t6 4-1 2 --- O DET B. Freehan M. Hedlund -0% 86% Groundout: 1B-P
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 4-5-6
b6 1-4 0 --- O KCR L. Piniella D. McLain 2% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-4 1 --- R KCR J. Foy D. McLain -9% 80% Home Run
b6 2-4 1 --- O KCR L. Alcaraz D. McLain 2% 82% Flyball: LF
b6 2-4 2 --- KCR F. Healy D. McLain -2% 80% Single to LF
b6 2-4 2 1-- O KCR J. Hernandez D. McLain 3% 83% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Mike Hedlund facing 8-9-1
t7 4-2 0 --- O DET D. Wert M. Hedlund -1% 82% Strikeout
t7 4-2 1 --- O DET D. McLain M. Hedlund -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 4-2 2 --- O DET T. Tresh M. Hedlund -1% 80% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 9-1-2
Joe Keough pinch hits for Mike Hedlund (P) batting 9th
b7 2-4 0 --- O KCR J. Keough D. McLain 4% 84% Lineout: LF
b7 2-4 1 --- O KCR G. Spriggs D. McLain 2% 86% Popfly: SS
b7 2-4 2 --- O KCR S. Northey D. McLain 1% 88% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Jerry Cram facing 2-3-4
Jerry Cram replaces Joe Keough (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-2 0 --- O DET J. Northrup J. Cram -1% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 4-2 1 --- O DET A. Kaline J. Cram -1% 86% Strikeout
t8 4-2 2 --- DET N. Cash J. Cram 1% 87% Double to RF
t8 4-2 2 -2- DET W. Horton J. Cram 0% 87% Intentional Walk
t8 4-2 2 12- O DET T. Matchick J. Cram -2% 85% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 3-4-5
b8 2-4 0 --- KCR M. Fiore D. McLain -8% 78% Walk
b8 2-4 0 1-- O KCR L. Piniella D. McLain 7% 84% Flyball: RF
b8 2-4 1 1-- O KCR J. Foy D. McLain 5% 89% Popfly: LF
b8 2-4 2 1-- O KCR L. Alcaraz D. McLain 4% 93% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 2.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Jerry Cram facing 7-8-9
t9 4-2 0 --- O DET B. Freehan J. Cram -1% 93% Flyball: RF
t9 4-2 1 --- O DET D. Wert J. Cram -0% 92% Groundout: P-1B
t9 4-2 2 --- DET D. McLain J. Cram 0% 93% Single to CF
t9 4-2 2 1-- DET T. Tresh J. Cram 0% 93% Wild Pitch; McLain to 2B
t9 4-2 2 -2- O DET T. Tresh J. Cram -1% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 7-8-9
b9 2-4 0 --- O KCR F. Healy D. McLain 4% 96% Strikeout
b9 2-4 1 --- KCR J. Hernandez D. McLain -6% 90% Single to CF
Ed Kirkpatrick pinch hits for Jerry Cram (P) batting 9th
b9 2-4 1 1-- KCR E. Kirkpatrick D. McLain -1% 89% Hernandez Steals 2B
b9 2-4 1 -2- O KCR E. Kirkpatrick D. McLain 7% 96% Strikeout
b9 2-4 2 -2- O KCR G. Spriggs D. McLain 4% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Royals 2.

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