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@BAL
0
6
OAK
@CAL
6
3
CHW
@MIN
1
4
DET
@NYY
7
0
CLE
@WSA
1
2
 
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@ATL
4
1
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@CHC
8
1
NYM
@CIN
3
5
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@SFG
0
3
PIT
@STL
5
7
Saturday, April 27, 1968, 2:07PM
, Yankee Stadium I
Attendance: 11,078, Time of Game: 2:09
Tigers
7
10-3
 Won 1 
1st
at Yankees
0
7-7
 Lost 1 
6th, 3½ GB
W: Denny McLain (2-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          1  0  0   2  1  1   1  1  0    7 14  0
Yankees         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  1

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mickey Stanley CF 3 0 1 0 2 0 5 .333 .389 .424 .813 0.054 0.84 0.058 -0.004 0.3 6 0 IW
Dick McAuliffe 2B 5 2 2 3 0 0 5 .220 .381 .460 .841 0.137 1.26 0.207 -0.070 1.9 1 2 HR
Al Kaline RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .196 .293 .275 .568 0.036 0.57 0.075 -0.040 0.1 2 0
Bill Freehan C 5 1 2 2 0 0 5 .340 .446 .511 .957 0.040 0.65 0.053 -0.013 1.6 7 0 2·2B
Don Wert 3B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .240 .269 .280 .549 0.006 0.32 0.017 -0.011 -0.4 0 2
Norm Cash 1B 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .143 .314 .143 .457 -0.027 0.61 0.035 -0.062 -0.8 4 0
Jim Northrup LF 5 2 3 2 0 0 5 .200 .308 .289 .597 0.094 0.58 0.112 -0.018 2.2 2 0 HR
Ray Oyler SS 4 0 3 0 0 0 5 .220 .267 .293 .559 0.042 0.61 0.042 0.000 0.6 4 1 2B,SH
Denny McLain P 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .231 .231 .231 .462 -0.111 0.80 0.000 -0.111 -1.6 1 2
Team Totals 41 7 14 7 2 2 44 .341 .372 .561 .933 0.271 0.68 0.599 -0.329 3.8 27 7
2B: B Freehan 2 (5, 1 off F Peterson, 1 off J Bouton); R Oyler (3, off J Bouton).
HR: D McAuliffe (3, off J Bouton, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); J Northrup (1, off J Bouton, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
SH: R Oyler (2, off F Peterson).
IBB: M Stanley (1, by F Peterson).
TB: J Northrup 6; D McAuliffe 5; R Oyler 4; B Freehan 4; A Kaline; M Stanley; N Cash; D Wert.
RBI: D McAuliffe 3 (9); J Northrup 2 (4); B Freehan 2 (7).
2-out RBI: J Northrup 2; D McAuliffe 2; B Freehan.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. D McAuliffe-R Oyler-N Cash.

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Horace Clarke 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .167 .219 .167 .385 -0.039 0.73 0.016 -0.055 -0.0 1 2
Jake Gibbs C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .211 .302 .237 .539 -0.068 0.71 0.000 -0.068 -1.0 2 1 GDP
Mickey Mantle 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .255 .368 .468 .837 -0.035 0.39 0.001 -0.036 -0.1 12 0
   Ruben Amaro PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Tom Tresh LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .152 .298 .239 .537 -0.004 0.43 0.025 -0.029 -0.4 1 0
Roy White RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .424 .487 .576 1.063 0.023 0.67 0.051 -0.028 -0.2 4 0 SB
Bill Robinson CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .214 .267 .310 .576 -0.062 0.60 0.000 -0.062 -0.8 3 0
Bobby Cox 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.051 0.69 0.000 -0.051 -0.6 1 2
Gene Michael SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .182 .182 .295 .477 0.066 0.49 0.066 -0.001 0.5 3 4
Fritz Peterson P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.043 2.09 0.000 -0.043 -0.3 0 3
   Steve Whitaker PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .045 .160 .045 .205 -0.017 0.78 0.000 -0.017 -0.2
   Jim Bouton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Dick Howser PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .103 .161 .103 .265 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.2
   Al Downing P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 0 5 0 2 6 33 .161 .212 .161 .373 -0.231 0.63 0.159 -0.391 -3.2 27 13
TB: G Michael 2; T Tresh; R White; H Clarke.
GIDP: J Gibbs (1).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
PB: J Gibbs (1).
E: G Michael (3).
Baserunning
SB: R White (6, 2nd base off D McLain/B Freehan).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Denny McLain, W (2-0) 9 5 0 0 2 6 0 1.97 33 81 0.231 0.63 3.2
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 2 6 0 0.00 33 81 0.231 0.63 3.2

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Fritz Peterson, L (1-1) 5 10 4 4 2 1 0 3.20 27 30 -0.239 1.08 -2.2
Jim Bouton 3 4 3 2 0 0 2 6.43 14 0 0 -0.030 0.05 -1.9
Al Downing 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 13.50 3 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.4
Team Totals 9 14 7 6 2 2 2 6.00 44 30 0 0 -0.269 0.68 -3.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: F Peterson (1; M Stanley).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bob Stewart, 1B - Lou DiMuro, 2B - Marty Springstead, 3B - Red Flaherty.
Time of Game: 2:09.
Attendance: 11,078.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 66° F, Overcast.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         New York Yankees
1 Mickey Stanley CF 1 Horace Clarke 2B
2 Dick McAuliffe 2B 2 Jake Gibbs C
3 Al Kaline RF 3 Mickey Mantle 1B
4 Bill Freehan C 4 Tom Tresh LF
5 Don Wert 3B 5 Roy White RF
6 Norm Cash 1B 6 Bill Robinson CF
7 Jim Northrup LF 7 Bobby Cox 3B
8 Ray Oyler SS 8 Gene Michael SS
9 Denny McLain P 9 Fritz Peterson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-0 2 123 RR DET D. McAuliffe F. Peterson 18% 86% Single to RF; Cash Scores; Northrup Scores; Stanley to 3B
t4 1-0 1 -23 O DET D. McLain F. Peterson -8% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 1-- DET A. Kaline F. Peterson 7% 58% Single to RF; McAuliffe to 3B
t4 1-0 0 1-- DET J. Northrup F. Peterson 5% 75% Single to LF; Cash to 2B
b3 0-1 0 --- NYY G. Michael D. McLain -5% 55% Single 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, Yankees' Fritz Peterson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- DET M. Stanley F. Peterson 4% 54% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- O DET D. McAuliffe F. Peterson -3% 50% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- DET A. Kaline F. Peterson 7% 58% Single to RF; McAuliffe to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 RO DET B. Freehan F. Peterson 2% 60% Fielder's Choice SS unassisted; McAuliffe Scores; Kaline out at 2B/SS
t1 1-0 2 1-- DET D. Wert F. Peterson 2% 62% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Freehan to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- O DET N. Cash F. Peterson -3% 59% Flyball: SS
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O NYY H. Clarke D. McLain 2% 61% Groundout: P unassisted
b1 0-1 1 --- O NYY J. Gibbs D. McLain 1% 62% Strikeout
b1 0-1 2 --- O NYY M. Mantle D. McLain 1% 63% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Fritz Peterson facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- O DET J. Northrup F. Peterson -2% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- DET R. Oyler F. Peterson 2% 63% Single to 3B/Bunt
t2 1-0 1 1-- O DET D. McLain F. Peterson -1% 62% Strikeout, Passed Ball; Oyler to 2B
t2 1-0 2 -2- DET M. Stanley F. Peterson 1% 63% Walk
t2 1-0 2 12- O DET D. McAuliffe F. Peterson -4% 59% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O NYY T. Tresh D. McLain 2% 62% Strikeout
b2 0-1 1 --- NYY R. White D. McLain -3% 59% Single to RF
b2 0-1 1 1-- NYY B. Robinson D. McLain -2% 57% White Steals 2B
b2 0-1 1 -2- O NYY B. Robinson D. McLain 4% 61% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b2 0-1 2 -2- O NYY B. Cox D. McLain 4% 64% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Yankees 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Fritz Peterson facing 3-4-5
t3 1-0 0 --- O DET A. Kaline F. Peterson -2% 62% Flyball: 3B
t3 1-0 1 --- O DET B. Freehan F. Peterson -1% 61% Flyball: RF
t3 1-0 2 --- O DET D. Wert F. Peterson -1% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- NYY G. Michael D. McLain -5% 55% Single to RF
b3 0-1 0 1-- O NYY F. Peterson D. McLain 4% 60% Fielder's Choice P; Michael out at 2B/P-SS
b3 0-1 1 1-- O NYY H. Clarke D. McLain 3% 63% Fielder's Choice P; Peterson out at 2B/P-SS
b3 0-1 2 1-- O NYY J. Gibbs D. McLain 3% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Yankees 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Yankees' Fritz Peterson facing 6-7-8
t4 1-0 0 --- DET N. Cash F. Peterson 3% 69% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t4 1-0 0 1-- DET J. Northrup F. Peterson 5% 75% Single to LF; Cash to 2B
t4 1-0 0 12- O DET R. Oyler F. Peterson 0% 75% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice; Cash to 3B; Northrup to 2B
t4 1-0 1 -23 O DET D. McLain F. Peterson -8% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-0 2 -23 DET M. Stanley F. Peterson 1% 68% Intentional Walk
t4 1-0 2 123 RR DET D. McAuliffe F. Peterson 18% 86% Single to RF; Cash Scores; Northrup Scores; Stanley to 3B
t4 3-0 2 1-3 O DET A. Kaline F. Peterson -2% 84% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 3-4-5
b4 0-3 0 --- O NYY M. Mantle D. McLain 2% 86% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b4 0-3 1 --- NYY T. Tresh D. McLain -2% 84% Single to RF
b4 0-3 1 1-- O NYY R. White D. McLain 3% 86% Flyball: LF
b4 0-3 2 1-- O NYY B. Robinson D. McLain 2% 88% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Yankees 0.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Yankees' Fritz Peterson facing 4-5-6
t5 3-0 0 --- DET B. Freehan F. Peterson 3% 91% Double to LF
t5 3-0 0 -2- O DET D. Wert F. Peterson -0% 91% Flyball: RF; Freehan to 3B
t5 3-0 1 --3 O DET N. Cash F. Peterson -3% 88% Flyball: CF
t5 3-0 2 --3 R DET J. Northrup F. Peterson 5% 93% Single to 2B; Freehan Scores
t5 4-0 2 1-- DET R. Oyler F. Peterson 0% 93% Single to CF; Northrup to 2B
t5 4-0 2 12- O DET D. McLain F. Peterson -1% 92% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 4, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 7-8-9
b5 0-4 0 --- O NYY B. Cox D. McLain 1% 94% Flyball: CF
b5 0-4 1 --- NYY G. Michael D. McLain -2% 92% Single to RF
Steve Whitaker pinch hits for Fritz Peterson (P) batting 9th
b5 0-4 1 1-- O NYY S. Whitaker D. McLain 2% 94% Strikeout
b5 0-4 2 1-- NYY H. Clarke D. McLain -1% 92% Walk; Michael to 2B
b5 0-4 2 12- O NYY J. Gibbs D. McLain 3% 95% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 4, Yankees 0.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Yankees' Jim Bouton facing 1-2-3
Jim Bouton replaces Steve Whitaker (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-0 0 --- O DET M. Stanley J. Bouton -0% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 4-0 1 --- R DET D. McAuliffe J. Bouton 3% 97% Home Run
t6 5-0 1 --- O DET A. Kaline J. Bouton -0% 97% Flyball: CF
t6 5-0 2 --- O DET B. Freehan J. Bouton -0% 97% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-5, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 3-4-5
b6 0-5 0 --- O NYY M. Mantle D. McLain 1% 98% Flyball: SS
b6 0-5 1 --- O NYY T. Tresh D. McLain 0% 98% Flyball: CF
b6 0-5 2 --- O NYY R. White D. McLain 0% 98% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Yankees 0.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-0, Yankees' Jim Bouton facing 5-6-7
t7 5-0 0 --- O DET D. Wert J. Bouton -0% 98% Groundout: P-1B
t7 5-0 1 --- O DET N. Cash J. Bouton -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 5-0 2 --- R DET J. Northrup J. Bouton 1% 99% Home Run
t7 6-0 2 --- DET R. Oyler J. Bouton 0% 99% Double to LF
t7 6-0 2 -2- O DET D. McLain J. Bouton -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 6, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-6, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 6-7-8
b7 0-6 0 --- O NYY B. Robinson D. McLain 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 0-6 1 --- O NYY B. Cox D. McLain 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b7 0-6 2 --- O NYY G. Michael D. McLain 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Yankees 0.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-0, Yankees' Jim Bouton facing 1-2-3
t8 6-0 0 --- O DET M. Stanley J. Bouton -0% 100% Flyball: RF
t8 6-0 1 --- O DET D. McAuliffe J. Bouton -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 6-0 2 --- DET A. Kaline J. Bouton 0% 100% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t8 6-0 2 1-- R DET B. Freehan J. Bouton 0% 100% Double to LF; Kaline Scores/unER
t8 7-0 2 -2- O DET D. Wert J. Bouton -0% 100% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 7, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-7, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 9-1-2
Dick Howser pinch hits for Jim Bouton (P) batting 9th
b8 0-7 0 --- O NYY D. Howser D. McLain 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 0-7 1 --- NYY H. Clarke D. McLain -0% 100% Single to LF
b8 0-7 1 1-- OO NYY J. Gibbs D. McLain 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 7, Yankees 0.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 7-0, Yankees' Al Downing facing 6-7-8
Al Downing replaces Dick Howser (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 7-0 0 --- O DET N. Cash A. Downing -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 7-0 1 --- O DET J. Northrup A. Downing 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t9 7-0 2 --- O DET R. Oyler A. Downing 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 7, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-7, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 3-4-5
b9 0-7 0 --- NYY M. Mantle D. McLain -0% 100% Walk
Ruben Amaro pinch runs for Mickey Mantle (1B) batting 3rd
b9 0-7 0 1-- O NYY T. Tresh D. McLain 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b9 0-7 1 1-- O NYY R. White D. McLain 0% 100% Foul Flyball: C
b9 0-7 2 1-- O NYY B. Robinson D. McLain 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 7, Yankees 0.

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