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Wednesday, September 4, 1968,
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 3,388, Time of Game: 2:19
Tigers
4
89-52
 Won 3 
1st
at Athletics
2
71-71
 Lost 3 
5th, 18½ GB
W: John Hiller (7-5)
L: Chuck Dobson (11-13)
S: Pat Dobson (6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          1  0  0   0  0  1   0  2  0    4  9  0
Athletics       0  1  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    2  7  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dick McAuliffe 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .249 .342 .430 .772 0.043 0.89 0.095 -0.052 0.3 5 1
Mickey Stanley CF 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .256 .306 .369 .675 -0.057 1.40 0.022 -0.079 -0.5 1 0
Jim Northrup RF 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .257 .315 .433 .748 0.264 1.31 0.274 -0.010 1.7 5 0
Norm Cash 1B 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 .246 .321 .466 .787 -0.004 1.88 0.060 -0.064 -0.5 6 0 SF,GDP
   Al Kaline PH-1B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .281 .390 .414 .803 0.036 3.91 0.036 0.000 0.3 0 0 IW
Willie Horton LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .280 .348 .529 .877 0.213 2.04 0.266 -0.053 0.5 0 0
   Wayne Comer LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .139 .184 .278 .462 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Bill Freehan C 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .258 .364 .444 .808 0.076 1.20 0.121 -0.045 1.0 9 0
Tommy Matchick SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .198 .241 .281 .523 -0.098 1.09 0.000 -0.098 -1.2 0 2
   Pat Dobson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .222 .160 .382 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Don Wert 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .193 .255 .298 .553 -0.021 0.59 0.018 -0.038 -0.2 0 1
John Hiller P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .074 .074 .074 .148 -0.048 1.04 0.000 -0.048 -0.4 0 1
   Gates Brown PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .389 .443 .681 1.124 -0.040 1.75 0.000 -0.040 -0.2
   Ray Oyler SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .136 .214 .188 .402 -0.003 0.11 0.000 -0.003 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 9 4 3 3 37 .273 .324 .273 .597 0.361 1.31 0.892 -0.530 0.8 27 5
SF: N Cash (3, off C Dobson).
IBB: A Kaline (5, by P Lindblad).
TB: J Northrup 3; D McAuliffe 2; M Stanley; D Wert; B Freehan; W Horton.
GIDP: N Cash (10).
RBI: B Freehan (72); N Cash (50); W Horton (73); J Northrup (80).
2-out RBI: B Freehan; W Horton.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 4.

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bert Campaneris SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .275 .331 .361 .692 -0.202 1.76 0.000 -0.202 -1.4 3 4
Reggie Jackson CF-RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .255 .318 .466 .783 -0.090 0.96 0.000 -0.090 -0.6 2 0
Danny Cater 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .281 .329 .370 .699 -0.026 0.75 0.028 -0.054 -0.1 13 2
Sal Bando 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .259 .325 .372 .697 0.066 1.21 0.122 -0.056 0.7 0 1 2B
Mike Hershberger RF-LF 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .263 .317 .376 .693 0.303 1.40 0.344 -0.041 1.5 2 0 HR
Joe Rudi LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .172 .227 .231 .457 0.001 1.79 0.076 -0.074 0.1 1 0
   Rick Monday PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .274 .368 .398 .765 -0.032 1.23 0.000 -0.032 -0.2 0 0
John Donaldson 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .221 .305 .275 .580 -0.068 1.37 0.003 -0.071 -0.5 1 6
Dave Duncan C 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .191 .267 .314 .580 -0.043 1.38 0.007 -0.050 -0.2 3 0 IW
   Ramon Webster PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .207 .252 .321 .574 -0.019 0.83 0.000 -0.019 -0.1
Chuck Dobson P 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .182 .182 .212 .394 -0.053 1.54 0.040 -0.093 -0.6 1 1
   Paul Lindblad P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .500 .875 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jack Aker P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Joe Keough PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .247 .295 .370 .665 0.023 0.38 0.023 0.000 0.1
Team Totals 34 2 7 2 3 9 37 .206 .270 .324 .594 -0.140 1.30 0.643 -0.782 -1.2 * 15
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: S Bando (23, off J Hiller).
HR: M Hershberger (4, off J Hiller, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
IBB: D Duncan (3, by J Hiller).
TB: M Hershberger 6; S Bando 3; C Dobson; J Rudi.
RBI: M Hershberger (28); J Rudi (12).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Cater-B Campaneris-D Cater.

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Hiller, W (7-5) 7 6 2 2 2 5 1 2.42 29 60 0.017 1.39 0.5
Pat Dobson, S (6) 2 1 0 0 1 4 0 2.70 8 0 0 0.122 0.97 0.7
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 3 9 1 2.00 37 60 0 0 0.139 1.30 1.2

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Chuck Dobson, L (11-13) 7.2 8 4 4 1 3 0 2.88 30 49 0.006 1.16 0.4
Paul Lindblad 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.47 1 2 0 -0.036 3.91 -0.3
Jack Aker 1.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.84 6 3 2 -0.332 1.61 -1.0
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 3 3 0 4.00 37 49 5 2 -0.362 1.31 -0.8
P Lindblad faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: P Lindblad (4; A Kaline); J Hiller (4; D Duncan).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Salerno, 1B - Bill Valentine, 2B - Emmett Ashford, 3B - Jim Honochick.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: 3,388.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Oakland Athletics
1 Dick McAuliffe 2B 1 Bert Campaneris SS
2 Mickey Stanley CF 2 Reggie Jackson CF
3 Jim Northrup RF 3 Danny Cater 1B
4 Norm Cash 1B 4 Sal Bando 3B
5 Willie Horton LF 5 Mike Hershberger RF
6 Bill Freehan C 6 Joe Rudi LF
7 Tommy Matchick SS 7 John Donaldson 2B
8 Don Wert 3B 8 Dave Duncan C
9 John Hiller P 9 Chuck Dobson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 2-2 2 123 R DET W. Horton J. Aker 27% 81% Single to P; Stanley Scores; Northrup to 3B; Kaline to 2B
b6 1-2 1 --- R OAK M. Hershberger J. Hiller -23% 47% Home Run
t6 1-1 1 1-- DET J. Northrup C. Dobson 12% 62% Single; Stanley to 3B
t1 0-0 1 -2- R DET J. Northrup C. Dobson 10% 63% Single; McAuliffe Scores
t8 3-2 2 123 R DET B. Freehan J. Aker 10% 91% Walk; Northrup Scores; Kaline to 3B; 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% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- O DET M. Stanley C. Dobson -1% 52% Groundout: 1B-P; McAuliffe to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- R DET J. Northrup C. Dobson 10% 63% Single; McAuliffe Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- OO DET N. Cash C. Dobson -4% 59% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' John Hiller facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O OAK B. Campaneris J. Hiller 2% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- O OAK R. Jackson J. Hiller 1% 62% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-1 2 --- O OAK D. Cater J. Hiller 1% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 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 --- O DET W. Horton C. Dobson -2% 61% Strikeout
t2 1-0 1 --- DET B. Freehan C. Dobson 2% 64% Single to LF
t2 1-0 1 1-- O DET T. Matchick C. Dobson -2% 61% Flyball: LF
t2 1-0 2 1-- DET D. Wert C. Dobson 2% 63% Single to CF; Freehan to 2B
t2 1-0 2 12- O DET J. Hiller C. Dobson -4% 59% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' John Hiller facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- OAK S. Bando J. Hiller -8% 52% Double
b2 0-1 0 -2- OAK M. Hershberger J. Hiller -9% 43% Single; Bando to 3B
b2 0-1 0 1-3 R OAK J. Rudi J. Hiller -8% 35% Single; Bando Scores; Hershberger to 2B
b2 1-1 0 12- O OAK J. Donaldson J. Hiller -0% 35% Groundout: 2B-1B; Hershberger to 3B; Rudi to 2B
b2 1-1 1 -23 OAK D. Duncan J. Hiller -1% 34% Intentional Walk
b2 1-1 1 123 O OAK C. Dobson J. Hiller 8% 42% Strikeout
b2 1-1 2 123 O OAK B. Campaneris J. Hiller 8% 50% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 1.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Chuck Dobson facing 1-2-3
t3 1-1 0 --- O DET D. McAuliffe C. Dobson -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-1 1 --- O DET M. Stanley C. Dobson -1% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-1 2 --- O DET J. Northrup C. Dobson -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' John Hiller facing 2-3-4
b3 1-1 0 --- O OAK R. Jackson J. Hiller 2% 48% Strikeout
b3 1-1 1 --- OAK D. Cater J. Hiller -3% 45% Walk
b3 1-1 1 1-- OAK S. Bando J. Hiller -4% 41% Single; Cater to 2B
b3 1-1 1 12- O OAK M. Hershberger J. Hiller 4% 45% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Cater to 3B
b3 1-1 2 1-3 O OAK J. Rudi J. Hiller 5% 50% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 1.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Chuck Dobson facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- O DET N. Cash C. Dobson -2% 48% Lineout: RF
t4 1-1 1 --- O DET W. Horton C. Dobson -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t4 1-1 2 --- O DET B. Freehan C. Dobson -1% 45% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' John Hiller facing 7-8-9
b4 1-1 0 --- O OAK J. Donaldson J. Hiller 2% 47% Flyball: 2B
b4 1-1 1 --- O OAK D. Duncan J. Hiller 2% 49% Strikeout
b4 1-1 2 --- O OAK C. Dobson J. Hiller 1% 50% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 1.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Chuck Dobson facing 7-8-9
t5 1-1 0 --- O DET T. Matchick C. Dobson -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-1 1 --- O DET D. Wert C. Dobson -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-1 2 --- O DET J. Hiller C. Dobson -1% 44% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' John Hiller facing 1-2-3
b5 1-1 0 --- O OAK B. Campaneris J. Hiller 3% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 1-1 1 --- O OAK R. Jackson J. Hiller 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 1-1 2 --- O OAK D. Cater J. Hiller 1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Athletics 1.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' Chuck Dobson facing 1-2-3
t6 1-1 0 --- DET D. McAuliffe C. Dobson 6% 56% Single
t6 1-1 0 1-- O DET M. Stanley C. Dobson -5% 51% Single; McAuliffe out at 3B/3B-2B-SS
t6 1-1 1 1-- DET J. Northrup C. Dobson 12% 62% Single; Stanley to 3B
t6 1-1 1 1-3 RO DET N. Cash C. Dobson 6% 68% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Stanley Scores
t6 2-1 2 1-- O DET W. Horton C. Dobson -2% 66% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' John Hiller facing 4-5-6
b6 1-2 0 --- O OAK S. Bando J. Hiller 4% 70% Flyball: RF
b6 1-2 1 --- R OAK M. Hershberger J. Hiller -23% 47% Home Run
b6 2-2 1 --- O OAK J. Rudi J. Hiller 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b6 2-2 2 --- O OAK J. Donaldson J. Hiller 1% 50% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 2.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Tied 2-2, Athletics' Chuck Dobson facing 6-7-8
t7 2-2 0 --- O DET B. Freehan C. Dobson -3% 47% Groundout: P-1B
t7 2-2 1 --- O DET T. Matchick C. Dobson -2% 44% Flyball: 1B
t7 2-2 2 --- O DET D. Wert C. Dobson -2% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' John Hiller facing 8-9-1
b7 2-2 0 --- O OAK D. Duncan J. Hiller 3% 46% Groundout: P-1B
b7 2-2 1 --- OAK C. Dobson J. Hiller -4% 42% Single
b7 2-2 1 1-- O OAK B. Campaneris J. Hiller 4% 46% Flyball: 2B
b7 2-2 2 1-- O OAK R. Jackson J. Hiller 4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Athletics 2.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Tied 2-2, Athletics' Chuck Dobson facing 9-1-2
Gates Brown pinch hits for John Hiller (P) batting 9th
t8 2-2 0 --- O DET G. Brown C. Dobson -4% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-2 1 --- O DET D. McAuliffe C. Dobson -3% 43% Lineout: RF
t8 2-2 2 --- DET M. Stanley C. Dobson 2% 46% Walk
t8 2-2 2 1-- DET J. Northrup C. Dobson 6% 51% Single; Stanley to 3B
Paul Lindblad replaces Chuck Dobson pitching and batting 9th
Al Kaline pinch hits for Norm Cash (1B) batting 4th
t8 2-2 2 1-3 DET A. Kaline P. Lindblad 4% 55% Intentional Walk; Northrup to 2B
Jack Aker replaces Paul Lindblad pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-2 2 123 R DET W. Horton J. Aker 27% 81% Single to P; Stanley Scores; Northrup to 3B; Kaline to 2B
t8 3-2 2 123 R DET B. Freehan J. Aker 10% 91% Walk; Northrup Scores; Kaline to 3B; Horton to 2B
t8 4-2 2 123 O DET T. Matchick J. Aker -2% 89% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Pat Dobson facing 3-4-5
Pat Dobson replaces Tommy Matchick (SS) pitching and batting 7th
Al Kaline moves from PH to 1B
Ray Oyler replaces Gates Brown (PH) playing SS batting 9th
Wayne Comer replaces Willie Horton playing LF batting 5th
b8 2-4 0 --- O OAK D. Cater P. Dobson 3% 92% Lineout: RF
b8 2-4 1 --- O OAK S. Bando P. Dobson 2% 94% Flyball: LF
b8 2-4 2 --- OAK M. Hershberger P. Dobson -2% 92% Single
Rick Monday pinch hits for Joe Rudi (LF) batting 6th
b8 2-4 2 1-- O OAK R. Monday P. Dobson 3% 95% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Athletics 2.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Jack Aker facing 8-9-1
Mike Hershberger moves from RF to LF
Rick Monday moves from PH to CF
Reggie Jackson moves from CF to RF
t9 4-2 0 --- O DET D. Wert J. Aker -0% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 4-2 1 --- O DET R. Oyler J. Aker -0% 94% Flyball: SS
t9 4-2 2 --- O DET D. McAuliffe J. Aker -0% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Pat Dobson facing 7-8-9
b9 2-4 0 --- O OAK J. Donaldson P. Dobson 3% 97% Strikeout Looking
Ramon Webster pinch hits for Dave Duncan (C) batting 8th
b9 2-4 1 --- O OAK R. Webster P. Dobson 2% 99% Strikeout
Joe Keough pinch hits for Jack Aker (P) batting 9th
b9 2-4 2 --- OAK J. Keough P. Dobson -2% 97% Walk
b9 2-4 2 1-- O OAK B. Campaneris P. Dobson 3% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Athletics 2.

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