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Series
Results
DET
@STL
0
4
DET
@STL
8
1
STL
@DET
7
3
STL
@DET
10
1
STL
@DET
3
5
DET
@STL
13
1
DET
@STL
4
1
Thursday, October 3, 1968,
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 54,692, Time of Game: 2:41
Tigers
8
at Cardinals
1
W: Mickey Lolich (1-0)
L: Nelson Briles (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  1  1   0  0  3   1  0  2    8 13  1
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  6  1
NOTE: All totals are for the entire postseason up to this game.

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dick McAuliffe 2B 5 0 2 2 1 0 .333 .733 0.058 0.52 0.088 -0.030 1.6 1 5
Mickey Stanley SS-CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 .333 .667 -0.041 0.50 0.008 -0.049 -1.7 1 3 GDP
Al Kaline RF 5 2 2 0 0 0 .333 .778 -0.044 0.43 0.006 -0.049 0.1 2 0
Norm Cash 1B 5 2 3 1 0 0 .333 1.000 0.095 0.45 0.117 -0.022 2.7 11 0 HR
Willie Horton LF 3 2 2 1 1 0 .286 1.089 0.124 0.51 0.146 -0.022 1.5 0 0 HR
   Ray Oyler SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 -.01 0.000 0.000 -0.0 0 0 SH
Jim Northrup CF-LF 5 1 1 0 0 1 .125 .250 -0.015 0.42 0.019 -0.034 -1.4 3 0 GDP
Bill Freehan C 4 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .250 -0.043 0.33 0.000 -0.043 -0.9 9 1 IW
Don Wert 3B 2 0 0 1 3 1 .250 .821 0.027 0.43 0.046 -0.020 1.6 0 2
Mickey Lolich P 4 1 2 2 1 1 .500 1.850 0.074 0.50 0.121 -0.046 1.2 0 0 HR
Team Totals 38 8 13 7 7 6 .342 1.023 0.235 0.45 0.551 -0.315 4.6 27 11
HR: W Horton (1, off N Briles; 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF); N Cash (1, off N Briles; 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF); M Lolich (1, off N Briles; 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
SH: R Oyler (1, off J Hoerner).
IBB: B Freehan (1, by J Hoerner).
TB: N Cash 6; M Lolich 5; W Horton 5; A Kaline 2; D McAuliffe 2; J Northrup; M Stanley.
GIDP: J Northrup (1); M Stanley (1).
RBI: M Lolich 2 (2); D McAuliffe 2 (2); W Horton (1); D Wert (1); N Cash (1).
2-out RBI: D McAuliffe 2; M Lolich; D Wert.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 1 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Stanley-D McAuliffe-N Cash.
E: M Stanley (1).

St.Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Brock LF 3 1 1 0 1 2 .286 1.089 -0.003 0.50 0.033 -0.035 0.7 0 0 2·SB
Julian Javier 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 .429 .929 0.024 0.50 0.050 -0.026 -0.3 3 1
Curt Flood CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 .286 .661 0.021 0.79 0.059 -0.038 0.3 2 0
Orlando Cepeda 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 .250 .500 -0.019 1.04 0.050 -0.069 0.8 6 0
Mike Shannon 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .500 -0.132 1.02 0.000 -0.132 -1.9 1 3 GDP
Tim McCarver C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .679 -0.041 0.43 0.000 -0.041 -0.7 7 0
Ron Davis RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.047 0.50 0.000 -0.047 -0.6 4 0
Dal Maxvill SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .167 -0.029 0.42 0.000 -0.029 -0.3 4 4
Nelson Briles P 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 -0.035 0.73 0.000 -0.035 -0.3 0 0
   Steve Carlton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ron Willis P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Phil Gagliano PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.005 0.22 0.000 -0.005 -0.2
   Joe Hoerner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 1 6 1 2 9 .188 .423 -0.266 0.64 0.192 -0.457 -2.4 27 8
TB: O Cepeda 2; J Javier 2; L Brock; C Flood.
GIDP: M Shannon (1).
RBI: O Cepeda (1).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Javier-D Maxvill-O Cepeda; D Maxvill-O Cepeda.
E: M Shannon (1).
Baserunning
SB: L Brock 2 (3, 2nd base off M Lolich/B Freehan 2).

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mickey Lolich, W (1-0) 9 6 1 1 2 9 0 1.00 34 78 0.264 0.64 2.4
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 2 9 0 1.00 34 78 0.264 0.64 2.4

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nelson Briles, L (0-1) 5 7 4 4 1 2 3 7.20 23 38 -0.164 0.66 -1.5
Steve Carlton 1 4 2 2 1 1 0 18.00 8 1 1 -0.074 0.54 -2.6
Ron Willis 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 0.00 7 2 1 0.005 0.10 1.1
Joe Hoerner 1 1 2 0 3 1 0 0.00 8 0 0 -0.003 0.03 -1.6
Team Totals 9 13 8 6 7 6 3 6.00 46 38 3 2 -0.236 0.45 -4.6
N Briles faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.
S Carlton faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: J Hoerner (1; B Freehan).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Honochick, 1B - Stan Landes, 2B - Bill Kinnamon, 3B - Doug Harvey, LF - Bill Haller, RF - Tom Gorman.
Time of Game: 2:41.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         St.Louis Cardinals
1 Dick McAuliffe 2B 1 Lou Brock LF
2 Mickey Stanley SS 2 Julian Javier 2B
3 Al Kaline RF 3 Curt Flood CF
4 Norm Cash 1B 4 Orlando Cepeda 1B
5 Willie Horton LF 5 Mike Shannon 3B
6 Jim Northrup CF 6 Tim McCarver C
7 Bill Freehan C 7 Ron Davis RF
8 Don Wert 3B 8 Dal Maxvill SS
9 Mickey Lolich P 9 Nelson Briles P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 1 --- R DET W. Horton N. Briles 13% 61% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
t3 1-0 1 --- R DET M. Lolich N. Briles 12% 74% Home Run (Deep LF)
t6 2-0 0 --- R DET N. Cash N. Briles 8% 90% Home Run (Deep RF)
b6 1-5 1 1-3 OO STL M. Shannon M. Lolich 7% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t6 3-0 2 123 RR DET D. McAuliffe S. Carlton 6% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Horton Scores; Northrup Scores; Wert to 3B; McAuliffe to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm

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, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O DET D. McAuliffe N. Briles -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- O DET M. Stanley N. Briles -1% 47% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- O DET A. Kaline N. Briles -1% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O STL L. Brock M. Lolich 2% 48% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- STL J. Javier M. Lolich -2% 45% Single to LF
b1 0-0 1 1-- STL C. Flood M. Lolich -4% 42% Walk; Javier to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- O STL O. Cepeda M. Lolich 4% 46% Foul Flyball: RF (Deep RF Foul)
b1 0-0 2 12- O STL M. Shannon M. Lolich 4% 50% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O DET N. Cash N. Briles -2% 48% Foul Flyball: 3B
t2 0-0 1 --- R DET W. Horton N. Briles 13% 61% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
t2 1-0 1 --- O DET J. Northrup N. Briles -1% 60% Popfly: SS
t2 1-0 2 --- O DET B. Freehan N. Briles -1% 59% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 6-7-8
b2 0-1 0 --- O STL T. McCarver M. Lolich 2% 61% Bunt Groundout: C-1B
b2 0-1 1 --- O STL R. Davis M. Lolich 2% 63% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-1 2 --- O STL D. Maxvill M. Lolich 1% 64% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 8-9-1
t3 1-0 0 --- O DET D. Wert N. Briles -2% 62% Popfly: 2B (Short CF)
t3 1-0 1 --- R DET M. Lolich N. Briles 12% 74% Home Run (Deep LF)
t3 2-0 1 --- O DET D. McAuliffe N. Briles -1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 2-0 2 --- DET M. Stanley N. Briles 1% 74% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
t3 2-0 2 1-- O DET A. Kaline N. Briles -1% 72% Foul Flyball: C
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- O STL N. Briles M. Lolich 2% 75% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-2 1 --- O STL L. Brock M. Lolich 2% 76% Strikeout
b3 0-2 2 --- STL J. Javier M. Lolich -3% 74% Single to SS; Javier to 2B/Adv on E6
b3 0-2 2 -2- O STL C. Flood M. Lolich 3% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 4-5-6
t4 2-0 0 --- DET N. Cash N. Briles 2% 80% Single to RF
t4 2-0 0 1-- O DET W. Horton N. Briles -2% 77% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t4 2-0 1 1-- O DET J. Northrup N. Briles -2% 76% Flyball: CF
t4 2-0 2 1-- O DET B. Freehan N. Briles -1% 74% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 4-5-6
b4 0-2 0 --- O STL O. Cepeda M. Lolich 3% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- O STL M. Shannon M. Lolich 2% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-2 2 --- O STL T. McCarver M. Lolich 1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 8-9-1
t5 2-0 0 --- DET D. Wert N. Briles 2% 82% Walk
t5 2-0 0 1-- O DET M. Lolich N. Briles -2% 80% Bunt Groundout: 3B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t5 2-0 1 1-- DET D. McAuliffe N. Briles 2% 82% Single to 1B (Ground Ball); Lolich to 2B
t5 2-0 1 12- O DET M. Stanley N. Briles -3% 79% Strikeout
t5 2-0 2 12- O DET A. Kaline N. Briles -3% 77% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 7-8-9
b5 0-2 0 --- O STL R. Davis M. Lolich 3% 79% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b5 0-2 1 --- O STL D. Maxvill M. Lolich 2% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-2 2 --- O STL N. Briles M. Lolich 1% 82% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Nelson Briles facing 4-5-6
t6 2-0 0 --- R DET N. Cash N. Briles 8% 90% Home Run (Deep RF)
t6 3-0 0 --- DET W. Horton N. Briles 1% 91% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
Steve Carlton replaces Nelson Briles pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-0 0 1-- DET J. Northrup S. Carlton 2% 93% Single to CF; Horton to 2B
t6 3-0 0 12- O DET B. Freehan S. Carlton -2% 91% Popfly: 1B
t6 3-0 1 12- DET D. Wert S. Carlton 2% 93% Walk; Horton to 3B; Northrup to 2B
t6 3-0 1 123 O DET M. Lolich S. Carlton -3% 91% Strikeout
t6 3-0 2 123 RR DET D. McAuliffe S. Carlton 6% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Horton Scores; Northrup Scores; Wert to 3B; McAuliffe to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t6 5-0 2 -23 O DET M. Stanley S. Carlton -1% 97% Lineout: RF
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 5, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-5, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 1-2-3
b6 0-5 0 --- STL L. Brock M. Lolich -2% 95% Walk
b6 0-5 0 1-- STL J. Javier M. Lolich -1% 94% Brock Steals 2B
b6 0-5 0 -2- O STL J. Javier M. Lolich 2% 96% Strikeout
b6 0-5 1 -2- STL C. Flood M. Lolich -2% 94% Single; Brock to 3B
b6 0-5 1 1-3 R STL O. Cepeda M. Lolich -5% 89% Single (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Brock Scores; Flood to 3B
b6 1-5 1 1-3 OO STL M. Shannon M. Lolich 7% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 5, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cardinals' Steve Carlton facing 3-4-5
t7 5-1 0 --- DET A. Kaline S. Carlton 0% 97% Single to CF
t7 5-1 0 1-- DET N. Cash S. Carlton 1% 98% Single to CF; Kaline to 3B
Ron Willis replaces Steve Carlton pitching and batting 9th
t7 5-1 0 1-3 DET W. Horton R. Willis 0% 98% Walk; Cash to 2B
t7 5-1 0 123 ROO DET J. Northrup R. Willis -0% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B; Kaline Scores/No RBI; Cash to 3B
t7 6-1 2 --3 O DET B. Freehan R. Willis -0% 98% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 6, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-6, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 6-7-8
Ray Oyler replaces Willie Horton (LF) playing SS batting 5th
Jim Northrup moves from CF to LF
Mickey Stanley moves from SS to CF
b7 1-6 0 --- O STL T. McCarver M. Lolich 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 1-6 1 --- O STL R. Davis M. Lolich 0% 99% Lineout: LF
b7 1-6 2 --- O STL D. Maxvill M. Lolich 0% 99% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-1, Cardinals' Ron Willis facing 8-9-1
t8 6-1 0 --- O DET D. Wert R. Willis -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t8 6-1 1 --- DET M. Lolich R. Willis 0% 99% Single to CF
t8 6-1 1 1-- DET D. McAuliffe R. Willis 0% 99% Walk; Lolich to 2B
t8 6-1 1 12- OO DET M. Stanley R. Willis -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 6, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-6, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 9-1-2
Phil Gagliano pinch hits for Ron Willis (P) batting 9th
b8 1-6 0 --- O STL P. Gagliano M. Lolich 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 1-6 1 --- STL L. Brock M. Lolich -1% 99% Single to CF
b8 1-6 1 1-- STL J. Javier M. Lolich -0% 98% Brock Steals 2B
b8 1-6 1 -2- O STL J. Javier M. Lolich 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 1-6 2 -2- O STL C. Flood M. Lolich 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 6, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-1, Cardinals' Joe Hoerner facing 3-4-5
Joe Hoerner replaces Phil Gagliano (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 6-1 0 --- DET A. Kaline J. Hoerner 0% 100% Single to LF
t9 6-1 0 1-- DET N. Cash J. Hoerner 0% 100% Reached on E5 (throw to 2B)/Bunt; Kaline to 2B; Cash to 1B
t9 6-1 0 12- O DET R. Oyler J. Hoerner 0% 100% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Kaline to 3B; Cash to 2B
t9 6-1 1 -23 O DET J. Northrup J. Hoerner -0% 100% Strikeout
t9 6-1 2 -23 DET B. Freehan J. Hoerner 0% 100% Intentional Walk
t9 6-1 2 123 R DET D. Wert J. Hoerner 0% 100% Walk; Kaline Scores/unER; Cash to 3B; Freehan to 2B
t9 7-1 2 123 R DET M. Lolich J. Hoerner 0% 100% Walk; Cash Scores/unER; Freehan to 3B; Wert to 2B
t9 8-1 2 123 O DET D. McAuliffe J. Hoerner -0% 100% Foul Flyball: RF
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Tigers 8, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-8, Tigers' Mickey Lolich facing 4-5-6
b9 1-8 0 --- STL O. Cepeda M. Lolich -0% 100% Single to LF
b9 1-8 0 1-- O STL M. Shannon M. Lolich 0% 100% Strikeout
b9 1-8 1 1-- O STL T. McCarver M. Lolich 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 1-8 2 1-- O STL R. Davis M. Lolich 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 8, Cardinals 1.

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