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2
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@CAL
3
2
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@CHW
2
1
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@MIN
5
1
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@OAK
6
3
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@ATL
0
7
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@CIN
11
4
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0
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1
8
Friday, July 12, 1968,
, Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 27,342, Time of Game: 2:29
Tigers
5
56-29
 Won 1 
1st
at Twins
1
40-43
 Lost 1 
5th, 15 GB
W: Denny McLain (17-2)
L: Jim Kaat (6-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          1  1  0   0  0  2   1  0  0    5 12  1
Twins           0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  3  1

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 0 2 1 1 0 5 .248 .337 .430 .767 0.119 0.58 0.147 -0.028 1.4 0 3 2B
Mickey Stanley CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 .243 .303 .373 .676 -0.023 0.41 0.011 -0.033 -0.0 4 0 SB,SH
Al Kaline 1B 3 1 1 1 2 0 5 .265 .383 .401 .784 -0.050 0.47 0.025 -0.076 -0.3 7 2 CS,IW
Bill Freehan C 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .269 .366 .476 .842 -0.004 0.41 0.025 -0.028 -0.3 6 1
Willie Horton LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .288 .359 .580 .938 0.124 0.71 0.135 -0.011 0.7 3 0
Don Wert 3B 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .229 .288 .361 .649 0.091 0.79 0.130 -0.039 1.3 0 0 HR
Jim Northrup RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .235 .307 .426 .733 0.004 0.52 0.033 -0.029 -0.4 3 0
Ray Oyler SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .161 .244 .224 .468 0.041 0.62 0.061 -0.020 0.6 3 2
Denny McLain P 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .169 .169 .169 .339 -0.119 0.68 0.000 -0.119 -1.7 1 3
Team Totals 36 5 12 5 3 3 40 .333 .385 .444 .829 0.183 0.57 0.567 -0.383 1.4 27 11
2B: D McAuliffe (12, off J Kaat).
HR: D Wert (8, off J Kaat, 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: M Stanley (5, off A Worthington).
IBB: A Kaline (1, by A Worthington).
TB: D Wert 5; D McAuliffe 3; B Freehan 2; W Horton 2; M Stanley; J Northrup; A Kaline; R Oyler.
RBI: D Wert 2 (21); A Kaline (20); D McAuliffe (34); W Horton (48).
2-out RBI: D McAuliffe; W Horton.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Kaline-R Oyler-A Kaline; B Freehan-R Oyler-B Freehan.
E: D Wert (11).
Baserunning
SB: M Stanley (3, 2nd base off B Miller/B Look).
CS: A Kaline (2, 3rd base by B Miller/B Look).

Minnesota Twins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Cesar Tovar LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .255 .307 .368 .675 -0.052 0.55 0.000 -0.052 -0.6 1 0
Rod Carew 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .294 .328 .367 .694 0.021 0.56 0.053 -0.032 0.2 2 3 2B
Tony Oliva RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .277 .332 .466 .799 -0.019 0.67 0.032 -0.051 -0.4 1 0
Rich Reese 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .172 .237 .276 .513 -0.109 0.86 0.000 -0.109 -1.1 11 2 GDP
Ted Uhlaender CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .277 .311 .411 .722 -0.028 1.09 0.063 -0.092 -0.2 2 0
Frank Quilici 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .300 .356 .425 .781 -0.047 0.83 0.017 -0.064 -0.2 4 6
Rick Renick SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .286 .286 .714 1.000 0.123 0.97 0.132 -0.009 1.6 1 3
Bruce Look C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .269 .387 .308 .695 -0.151 1.81 0.000 -0.151 -1.3 5 1
Jim Kaat P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .114 .114 .114 .229 -0.016 0.69 0.000 -0.016 -0.1 0 2
   Jim Holt PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .270 .278 .548 -0.014 0.60 0.000 -0.014 -0.2
   Bob Miller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   John Roseboro PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .193 .271 .248 .519 -0.024 0.99 0.000 -0.024 -0.4
   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 29 1 3 0 4 5 33 .103 .212 .138 .350 -0.316 0.82 0.297 -0.614 -2.6 27 17
2B: R Carew (13, off D McLain).
TB: R Carew 2; R Renick; T Uhlaender.
GIDP: R Reese (2).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Look-F Quilici; F Quilici-R Reese.
E: C Tovar (17).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Denny McLain, W (17-2) 9 3 1 0 4 5 0 1.99 33 80 0.316 0.82 2.6
Team Totals 9 3 1 0 4 5 0 0.00 33 80 0.316 0.82 2.6

Minnesota Twins

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Kaat, L (6-6) 6 9 4 4 1 2 1 2.40 28 39 -0.173 0.77 -1.6
Bob Miller 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 4.18 5 0 0 -0.017 0.20 -0.6
Al Worthington 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.68 7 0 0 0.007 0.07 0.8
Team Totals 9 12 5 5 3 3 1 5.00 40 39 0 0 -0.183 0.57 -1.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: A Worthington (5; A Kaline).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Hank Soar, 1B - Nestor Chylak, 2B - Bill Kinnamon, 3B - Russ Goetz.
Time of Game: 2:29.
Attendance: 27,342.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 77° F, Wind 8mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Minnesota Twins
1 Dick McAuliffe 2B 1 Cesar Tovar LF
2 Mickey Stanley CF 2 Rod Carew 2B
3 Al Kaline 1B 3 Tony Oliva RF
4 Bill Freehan C 4 Rich Reese 1B
5 Willie Horton LF 5 Ted Uhlaender CF
6 Don Wert 3B 6 Frank Quilici 3B
7 Jim Northrup RF 7 Rick Renick SS
8 Ray Oyler SS 8 Bruce Look C
9 Denny McLain P 9 Jim Kaat P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 0-2 1 1-3 OO MIN B. Look D. McLain 16% 81% Double Play: Strikeout, Baserunner Out Advancing; Uhlaender out at Hm/C-SS-C
t1 0-0 2 12- R DET W. Horton J. Kaat 11% 61% Single to CF; Kaline Scores; Freehan to 2B
t6 2-0 0 1-- RR DET D. Wert J. Kaat 11% 94% Home Run; Horton Scores
t2 1-0 2 -2- R DET D. McAuliffe J. Kaat 10% 71% Single to RF; Oyler Scores
t2 1-0 0 12- OO DET D. McLain J. Kaat -10% 61% Fielder's Choice P; Northrup out at 3B/1B-3B; Oyler to 2B; McLain out at 1B/P-1B-3B-2B

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, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET D. McAuliffe J. Kaat -2% 48% Foul Flyball: C
t1 0-0 1 --- O DET M. Stanley J. Kaat -1% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- DET A. Kaline J. Kaat 1% 48% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- DET B. Freehan J. Kaat 2% 50% Single to LF; Kaline to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- R DET W. Horton J. Kaat 11% 61% Single to CF; Kaline Scores; Freehan to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- O DET D. Wert J. Kaat -4% 57% Flyball: 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 1, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Twins Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O MIN C. Tovar D. McLain 2% 60% Lineout: CF
b1 0-1 1 --- MIN R. Carew D. McLain -5% 55% Double to LF
b1 0-1 1 -2- O MIN T. Oliva D. McLain 4% 59% Lineout: CF
b1 0-1 2 -2- O MIN R. Reese D. McLain 3% 62% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Twins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- DET J. Northrup J. Kaat 3% 65% Single to 3B
t2 1-0 0 1-- DET R. Oyler J. Kaat 5% 71% Single to 3B; Northrup to 2B
t2 1-0 0 12- OO DET D. McLain J. Kaat -10% 61% Fielder's Choice P; Northrup out at 3B/1B-3B; Oyler to 2B; McLain out at 1B/P-1B-3B-2B
t2 1-0 2 -2- R DET D. McAuliffe J. Kaat 10% 71% Single to RF; Oyler Scores
t2 2-0 2 1-- O DET M. Stanley J. Kaat -2% 70% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- O MIN T. Uhlaender D. McLain 2% 72% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 0-2 1 --- O MIN F. Quilici D. McLain 1% 73% Flyball: RF
b2 0-2 2 --- O MIN R. Renick D. McLain 1% 74% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Twins 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 3-4-5
t3 2-0 0 --- O DET A. Kaline J. Kaat -1% 73% Flyball: 2B
t3 2-0 1 --- O DET B. Freehan J. Kaat -1% 72% Foul Flyball: 1B
t3 2-0 2 --- O DET W. Horton J. Kaat -1% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O MIN B. Look D. McLain 2% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- O MIN J. Kaat D. McLain 2% 75% Strikeout
b3 0-2 2 --- O MIN C. Tovar D. McLain 1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Twins 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 6-7-8
t4 2-0 0 --- DET D. Wert J. Kaat 3% 79% Single to LF
t4 2-0 0 1-- O DET J. Northrup J. Kaat -2% 76% Strikeout
t4 2-0 1 1-- O DET R. Oyler J. Kaat -2% 75% Flyball: LF
t4 2-0 2 1-- O DET D. McLain J. Kaat -2% 73% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- O MIN R. Carew D. McLain 3% 76% Lineout: LF
b4 0-2 1 --- MIN T. Oliva D. McLain -3% 72% Walk
b4 0-2 1 1-- OO MIN R. Reese D. McLain 6% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Twins 0.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 1-2-3
t5 2-0 0 --- DET D. McAuliffe J. Kaat 5% 83% Double to RF
t5 2-0 0 -2- O DET M. Stanley J. Kaat -0% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B; McAuliffe to 3B
t5 2-0 1 --3 O DET A. Kaline J. Kaat -6% 77% Fielder's Choice SS; McAuliffe out at Hm/SS-C
t5 2-0 2 1-- O DET B. Freehan J. Kaat -1% 75% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 5-6-7
b5 0-2 0 --- MIN T. Uhlaender D. McLain -5% 70% Single to LF
b5 0-2 0 1-- O MIN F. Quilici D. McLain 5% 75% Flyball: LF
b5 0-2 1 1-- MIN R. Renick D. McLain -9% 65% Single to LF; Uhlaender to 3B
b5 0-2 1 1-3 OO MIN B. Look D. McLain 16% 81% Double Play: Strikeout, Baserunner Out Advancing; Uhlaender out at Hm/C-SS-C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Twins 0.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Twins' Jim Kaat facing 5-6-7
t6 2-0 0 --- DET W. Horton J. Kaat 2% 84% Single to LF
t6 2-0 0 1-- RR DET D. Wert J. Kaat 11% 94% Home Run; Horton Scores
t6 4-0 0 --- O DET J. Northrup J. Kaat -0% 94% Groundout: P-2B-1B
t6 4-0 1 --- DET R. Oyler J. Kaat 1% 95% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Oyler to 2B
t6 4-0 1 -2- O DET D. McLain J. Kaat -1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 4-0 2 -2- O DET D. McAuliffe J. Kaat -1% 93% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 9-1-2
Jim Holt pinch hits for Jim Kaat (P) batting 9th
b6 0-4 0 --- O MIN J. Holt D. McLain 1% 94% Flyball: RF
b6 0-4 1 --- O MIN C. Tovar D. McLain 1% 95% Groundout: P-1B
b6 0-4 2 --- MIN R. Carew D. McLain -1% 95% Walk
b6 0-4 2 1-- O MIN T. Oliva D. McLain 1% 96% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Twins 0.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Twins' Bob Miller facing 2-3-4
Bob Miller replaces Jim Holt (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-0 0 --- DET M. Stanley B. Miller 1% 96% Single to RF
t7 4-0 0 1-- DET A. Kaline B. Miller 1% 97% Stanley Steals 2B
t7 4-0 0 -2- R DET A. Kaline B. Miller 1% 98% Single to CF; Stanley Scores
t7 5-0 0 1-- DET B. Freehan B. Miller 0% 99% Single to LF; Kaline to 2B
t7 5-0 0 12- OO DET W. Horton B. Miller -1% 98% Double Play: Strikeout, Kaline Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B); Freehan to 2B
t7 5-0 2 -2- O DET D. Wert B. Miller -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 5, Twins 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Twins Batting, Behind 0-5, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 4-5-6
b7 0-5 0 --- O MIN R. Reese D. McLain 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 0-5 1 --- MIN T. Uhlaender D. McLain -1% 97% Walk
b7 0-5 1 1-- MIN F. Quilici D. McLain -2% 96% Walk; Uhlaender to 2B
b7 0-5 1 12- R MIN R. Renick D. McLain -4% 92% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Uhlaender Scores/unER; Quilici to 2B
b7 1-5 1 12- O MIN B. Look D. McLain 3% 95% Lineout: LF
John Roseboro pinch hits for Bob Miller (P) batting 9th
b7 1-5 2 12- O MIN J. Roseboro D. McLain 2% 97% Flyball: RF
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Tigers 5, Twins 1.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-1, Twins' Al Worthington facing 7-8-9
Al Worthington replaces John Roseboro (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-1 0 --- O DET J. Northrup A. Worthington -0% 97% Flyball: SS
t8 5-1 1 --- O DET R. Oyler A. Worthington -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 5-1 2 --- O DET D. McLain A. Worthington -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-5, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
b8 1-5 0 --- O MIN C. Tovar D. McLain 1% 98% Flyball: SS
b8 1-5 1 --- O MIN R. Carew D. McLain 1% 99% Groundout: P-1B
b8 1-5 2 --- O MIN T. Oliva D. McLain 0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Twins 1.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-1, Twins' Al Worthington facing 1-2-3
t9 5-1 0 --- DET D. McAuliffe A. Worthington 0% 99% Walk
t9 5-1 0 1-- O DET M. Stanley A. Worthington -0% 99% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; McAuliffe to 2B
t9 5-1 1 -2- DET A. Kaline A. Worthington 0% 99% Intentional Walk
t9 5-1 1 12- OO DET B. Freehan A. Worthington -0% 99% Double Play: Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 5, Twins 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Twins Batting, Behind 1-5, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 4-5-6
b9 1-5 0 --- O MIN R. Reese D. McLain 1% 100% Flyball: SS
b9 1-5 1 --- O MIN T. Uhlaender D. McLain 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
b9 1-5 2 --- O MIN F. Quilici D. McLain 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Twins 1.

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