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@CHW
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@MIN
3
12
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@NYY
0
4
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3
4
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@OAK
4
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6
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@STL
1
6
Tuesday, July 16, 1968,
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 15,587, Time of Game: 2:28
Tigers
4
57-32
 Won 1 
1st
at Athletics
0
42-46
 Lost 1 
6th, 14½ GB
W: Denny McLain (18-2)
L: Chuck Dobson (7-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          1  1  0   1  0  1   0  0  0    4  9  0
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  8  2

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 1 0 0 1 1 5 .243 .332 .418 .751 0.019 0.36 0.040 -0.021 0.1 0 2
Mickey Stanley CF 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .248 .306 .389 .695 0.059 0.48 0.073 -0.014 0.3 4 0 2B
Jim Northrup RF 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .236 .310 .423 .734 0.022 0.42 0.045 -0.023 0.8 1 0 2B,CS
Al Kaline 1B 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .280 .396 .427 .822 0.043 0.56 0.084 -0.041 -0.0 9 1 HR
Willie Horton LF 3 1 2 0 1 1 4 .286 .359 .575 .934 0.057 0.43 0.063 -0.005 1.0 0 0 IW
   Wayne Comer LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .105 .190 .211 .401 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Bill Freehan C 2 0 1 1 2 0 4 .264 .361 .459 .820 0.076 0.58 0.093 -0.018 1.1 9 1 CS
Tommy Matchick SS 4 0 2 1 0 2 4 .233 .275 .291 .566 0.027 0.69 0.043 -0.016 -0.4 2 3
   Ray Oyler SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .159 .243 .220 .462 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Don Wert 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .219 .280 .353 .633 -0.050 0.51 0.002 -0.052 -0.9 0 2 GDP,IW
Denny McLain P 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .159 .159 .159 .317 -0.034 0.36 0.000 -0.034 -1.2 1 1
Team Totals 31 4 9 4 7 8 38 .290 .421 .452 .873 0.219 0.47 0.443 -0.224 0.8 27 10
2B: M Stanley (12, off C Dobson); J Northrup (14, off C Dobson).
HR: A Kaline (5, off C Dobson, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
IBB: W Horton (7, by C Dobson); D Wert (5, by D Segui).
TB: A Kaline 4; M Stanley 3; J Northrup 2; W Horton 2; T Matchick 2; B Freehan.
GIDP: D Wert (6).
RBI: B Freehan (46); M Stanley (36); T Matchick (9); A Kaline (21).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. D McAuliffe-T Matchick-A Kaline.
Baserunning
CS: J Northrup (4, 2nd base by C Dobson/D Duncan); B Freehan (2, 2nd base by D Segui/D Duncan).

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
John Donaldson 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .219 .315 .285 .599 -0.053 0.59 0.000 -0.053 -0.6 2 3
Danny Cater 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .279 .345 .386 .731 0.032 0.35 0.043 -0.011 0.3 7 1
Rick Monday CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .300 .406 .429 .835 0.029 0.79 0.064 -0.035 0.5 3 2 2B
Sal Bando 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .250 .307 .365 .672 -0.071 1.01 0.038 -0.110 -0.7 2 2 GDP
Reggie Jackson RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .268 .348 .460 .808 0.012 0.89 0.073 -0.061 -0.3 2 1 2B
Joe Rudi LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .189 .254 .268 .521 -0.080 0.74 0.000 -0.080 -1.0 1 0
Dave Duncan C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .196 .266 .299 .565 -0.063 0.86 0.000 -0.063 -0.6 8 2
Ted Kubiak SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .284 .329 .343 .672 -0.047 0.63 0.000 -0.047 -0.4 2 2
Chuck Dobson P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .208 .208 .250 .458 -0.030 0.67 0.011 -0.041 -0.2 0 1 CS
   Diego Segui P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Gosger PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .141 .208 .163 .371 -0.009 0.39 0.000 -0.009 -0.2
   Ken Sanders P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 0 8 0 0 8 33 .242 .242 .303 .545 -0.280 0.72 0.229 -0.510 -3.2 27 14
2B: R Jackson (7, off D McLain); R Monday (12, off D McLain).
TB: R Monday 3; S Bando 2; R Jackson 2; D Cater 2; C Dobson.
GIDP: S Bando (9).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 3. S Bando-J Donaldson-D Cater; R Jackson-D Cater; D Duncan-J Donaldson.
E: S Bando (12); T Kubiak (8).
Outfield Assists: R Monday (M Stanley at 3rd base); R Monday (B Freehan at 3rd base); R Jackson (D McAuliffe at 1st base).
Baserunning
CS: C Dobson (1, 2nd base by 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 (18-2) 9 8 0 0 0 8 0 1.89 33 79 0.280 0.72 3.2
Team Totals 9 8 0 0 0 8 0 0.00 33 79 0.280 0.72 3.2

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Chuck Dobson, L (7-9) 5.1 8 4 3 3 4 1 2.53 24 39 -0.245 0.67 -2.6
Diego Segui 2.2 1 0 0 3 3 0 2.29 11 2 0 0.023 0.20 1.5
Ken Sanders 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.40 3 0 0 0.002 0.04 0.4
Team Totals 9 9 4 3 7 8 1 3.00 38 39 2 0 -0.220 0.47 -0.8
Balks: None.
WP: D Segui (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: D Segui (2; D Wert); C Dobson (5; W Horton).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Honochick, 1B - Al Salerno, 2B - Bill Valentine, 3B - Emmett Ashford.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 15,587.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Oakland Athletics
1 Dick McAuliffe 2B 1 John Donaldson 2B
2 Mickey Stanley CF 2 Danny Cater 1B
3 Jim Northrup RF 3 Rick Monday CF
4 Al Kaline 1B 4 Sal Bando 3B
5 Willie Horton LF 5 Reggie Jackson RF
6 Bill Freehan C 6 Joe Rudi LF
7 Tommy Matchick SS 7 Dave Duncan C
8 Don Wert 3B 8 Ted Kubiak SS
9 Denny McLain P 9 Chuck Dobson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-1 1 12- OO OAK S. Bando D. McLain 9% 63% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t4 2-0 0 --- R DET A. Kaline C. Dobson 8% 86% Home Run
b2 0-2 0 --- OAK R. Jackson D. McLain -7% 64% Double
t1 0-0 0 1-- RO DET M. Stanley C. Dobson 7% 61% Double to CF; McAuliffe Scores/unER; Stanley out at 3B/CF-2B-3B
t2 1-0 0 1-- DET B. Freehan C. Dobson 5% 72% Walk; Horton to 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, Athletics' Chuck Dobson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- DET D. McAuliffe C. Dobson 4% 54% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- RO DET M. Stanley C. Dobson 7% 61% Double to CF; McAuliffe Scores/unER; Stanley out at 3B/CF-2B-3B
t1 1-0 1 --- DET J. Northrup C. Dobson 2% 63% Walk
t1 1-0 1 1-- OO DET A. Kaline C. Dobson -4% 59% Double Play: Strikeout, Northrup Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O OAK J. Donaldson D. McLain 2% 61% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-1 1 --- OAK D. Cater D. McLain -3% 58% Single
b1 0-1 1 1-- OAK R. Monday D. McLain -4% 54% Single; Cater to 2B
b1 0-1 1 12- OO OAK S. Bando D. McLain 9% 63% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Chuck Dobson facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- DET W. Horton C. Dobson 3% 67% Single
t2 1-0 0 1-- DET B. Freehan C. Dobson 5% 72% Walk; Horton to 2B
t2 1-0 0 12- RO DET T. Matchick C. Dobson 3% 75% Single to CF; Horton Scores; Freehan out at 3B/CF-1B-3B
t2 2-0 1 1-- O DET D. Wert C. Dobson -2% 73% Strikeout
t2 2-0 2 1-- O DET D. McLain C. Dobson -1% 72% Groundout: P-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- OAK R. Jackson D. McLain -7% 64% Double
b2 0-2 0 -2- O OAK J. Rudi D. McLain 5% 69% Flyball: RF
b2 0-2 1 -2- O OAK D. Duncan D. McLain 4% 73% Strikeout
b2 0-2 2 -2- O OAK T. Kubiak D. McLain 3% 76% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Chuck Dobson facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- O DET D. McAuliffe C. Dobson -1% 75% Flyball: CF
t3 2-0 1 --- O DET M. Stanley C. Dobson -1% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 2-0 2 --- O DET J. Northrup C. Dobson -1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- O OAK C. Dobson D. McLain 2% 76% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-2 1 --- O OAK J. Donaldson D. McLain 1% 77% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- O OAK D. Cater D. McLain 1% 78% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Chuck Dobson facing 4-5-6
t4 2-0 0 --- R DET A. Kaline C. Dobson 8% 86% Home Run
t4 3-0 0 --- DET W. Horton C. Dobson 2% 88% Single
t4 3-0 0 1-- O DET B. Freehan C. Dobson -1% 87% Flyball: LF
t4 3-0 1 1-- DET T. Matchick C. Dobson 1% 88% Single; Horton to 2B
t4 3-0 1 12- OO DET D. Wert C. Dobson -3% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 3-4-5
b4 0-3 0 --- O OAK R. Monday D. McLain 2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-3 1 --- OAK S. Bando D. McLain -2% 84% Single
b4 0-3 1 1-- O OAK R. Jackson D. McLain 3% 87% Strikeout
b4 0-3 2 1-- O OAK J. Rudi D. McLain 2% 88% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Athletics 0.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Athletics' Chuck Dobson facing 9-1-2
t5 3-0 0 --- O DET D. McLain C. Dobson -1% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 3-0 1 --- O DET D. McAuliffe C. Dobson -0% 87% Strikeout
t5 3-0 2 --- O DET M. Stanley C. Dobson -0% 87% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-3, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 7-8-9
b5 0-3 0 --- O OAK D. Duncan D. McLain 2% 89% Lineout: CF
b5 0-3 1 --- O OAK T. Kubiak D. McLain 1% 90% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-3 2 --- OAK C. Dobson D. McLain -1% 89% Single
b5 0-3 2 1-- O OAK J. Donaldson D. McLain 2% 91% Dobson Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Athletics 0.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Athletics' Chuck Dobson facing 3-4-5
t6 3-0 0 --- DET J. Northrup C. Dobson 2% 93% Double
t6 3-0 0 -2- O DET A. Kaline C. Dobson -1% 91% Strikeout
t6 3-0 1 -2- DET W. Horton C. Dobson 0% 92% Intentional Walk
t6 3-0 1 12- R DET B. Freehan C. Dobson 4% 96% Single; Northrup Scores; Horton to 2B
Diego Segui replaces Chuck Dobson pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-0 1 12- DET T. Matchick D. Segui 1% 97% Wild Pitch; Horton to 3B; Freehan to 2B
t6 4-0 1 -23 O DET T. Matchick D. Segui -1% 95% Strikeout
t6 4-0 2 -23 DET D. Wert D. Segui 0% 95% Intentional Walk
t6 4-0 2 123 O DET D. McLain D. Segui -1% 94% Flyball: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 4, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
b6 0-4 0 --- O OAK J. Donaldson D. McLain 1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-4 1 --- OAK D. Cater D. McLain -2% 94% Single
b6 0-4 1 1-- O OAK R. Monday D. McLain 2% 95% Strikeout Looking
b6 0-4 2 1-- OAK S. Bando D. McLain -1% 94% Single; Cater to 2B
b6 0-4 2 12- O OAK R. Jackson D. McLain 2% 96% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 4, Athletics 0.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Athletics' Diego Segui facing 1-2-3
t7 4-0 0 --- O DET D. McAuliffe D. Segui -0% 96% Lineout: CF
t7 4-0 1 --- DET M. Stanley D. Segui 1% 97% Single to 3B; Stanley to 2B/Adv on E5
t7 4-0 1 -2- DET J. Northrup D. Segui 0% 97% Walk
t7 4-0 1 12- O DET A. Kaline D. Segui -1% 96% Flyball: CF
t7 4-0 2 12- O DET W. Horton D. Segui -1% 96% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Tigers 4, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 6-7-8
Wayne Comer replaces Willie Horton playing LF batting 5th
b7 0-4 0 --- O OAK J. Rudi D. McLain 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 0-4 1 --- O OAK D. Duncan D. McLain 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 0-4 2 --- O OAK T. Kubiak D. McLain 0% 98% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Athletics 0.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Athletics' Diego Segui facing 6-7-8
t8 4-0 0 --- DET B. Freehan D. Segui 0% 98% Walk
t8 4-0 0 1-- O DET T. Matchick D. Segui -0% 98% Freehan Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t8 4-0 1 --- O DET T. Matchick D. Segui -0% 98% Strikeout
t8 4-0 2 --- O DET D. Wert D. Segui -0% 98% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 9-1-2
Ray Oyler replaces Tommy Matchick playing SS batting 7th
Jim Gosger pinch hits for Diego Segui (P) batting 9th
b8 0-4 0 --- O OAK J. Gosger D. McLain 1% 98% Flyball: CF
b8 0-4 1 --- O OAK J. Donaldson D. McLain 0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P
b8 0-4 2 --- O OAK D. Cater D. McLain 0% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Athletics 0.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Athletics' Ken Sanders facing 9-1-2
Ken Sanders replaces Jim Gosger (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-0 0 --- O DET D. McLain K. Sanders -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t9 4-0 1 --- DET D. McAuliffe K. Sanders 0% 99% Walk
t9 4-0 1 1-- OO DET M. Stanley K. Sanders -0% 99% Line Drive Double Play: RF-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' Denny McLain facing 3-4-5
b9 0-4 0 --- OAK R. Monday D. McLain -2% 97% Double
b9 0-4 0 -2- O OAK S. Bando D. McLain 2% 99% Strikeout Looking
b9 0-4 1 -2- O OAK R. Jackson D. McLain 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B; Monday to 3B
b9 0-4 2 --3 O OAK J. Rudi D. McLain 0% 100% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Athletics 0.

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