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Detroit Tigers 6, Toronto Blue Jays 1

Detroit Tigers 6, Toronto Blue Jays 1

Day

Game Played on Tuesday, April 12, 1977 (D) at Exhibition Stadium

DET A    1  0  0    0  1  3    1  0  0  -   6  6  0
TOR A    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1  4  3
BATTING
Detroit Tigers        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
LeFlore cf             5   1   2   1       0   2       3   0
Fuentes 2b             5   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Oglivie rf             5   1   2   2       0   1       4   0
Staub dh               4   0   0   0       1   2       0   0
Thompson 1b            2   1   0   0       2   1      13   0
Kemp lf                4   1   1   3       0   1       1   0
May c                  3   0   0   0       1   1       3   2
Rodriguez 3b           3   0   0   0       1   1       0   4
Wagner ss              3   1   0   0       1   2       0   4
Roberts p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Totals                34   6   6   6       6  11      27  12
BATTING - 
2B: Fuentes (2,off Singer); Oglivie 2 (3,off Singer 2).
3B: LeFlore (1,off Singer).
HR: Kemp (1,6th inning off Singer 2 on, 1 out).
Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: LeFlore (1,2nd base off Singer/Ashby).
CS: Rodriguez (1,2nd base by Singer/Ashby).
Toronto Blue Jays     AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bailor ss              4   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
Garcia 2b              4   0   0   0       0   1       2   3
Ault 1b                4   0   0   0       0   0      10   1
Velez dh               2   0   1   0       2   0       0   0
G. Woods cf            4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Bowling rf             2   0   0   0       2   1       1   0
Scott lf               4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
McKay 3b               3   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
Cerone c               0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Ashby c              3   1   1   1       0   0       9   2
Singer p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Johnson p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hartenstein p        0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                30   1   4   1       4   3      27  12
FIELDING - 
E: Garcia (1), Ault (1), McKay (2).
BATTING - 
2B: Velez (1,off Roberts).
HR: Ashby (1,8th inning off Roberts 0 on, 1 out).
Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: Velez (1,2nd base by Roberts/May).
PITCHING
Detroit Tigers        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Roberts W(1-1)         9     4   1   1   4   3   1
Toronto Blue Jays     IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Singer L(0-1)          6.1   6   6   6   4   7   1
Johnson                0.2   0   0   0   2   1   0
Hartenstein            2     0   0   0   0   3   0
Totals                 9     6   6   6   6  11   1
WP: Singer (1).
Umpires: Durwood Merrill, Don Denkinger, Dave Phillips, Larry McCoy
Time of Game: 2:19   Attendance: 11505
Starting Lineups:

   Detroit Tigers                Toronto Blue Jays        
1. LeFlore             cf        Bailor              ss
2. Fuentes             2b        Garcia              2b
3. Oglivie             rf        Ault                1b
4. Staub               dh        Velez               dh
5. Thompson            1b        G. Woods            cf
6. Kemp                lf        Bowling             rf
7. May                 c         Scott               lf
8. Rodriguez           3b        McKay               3b
9. Wagner              ss        Cerone              c
   Roberts             p         Singer              p

TIGERS 1ST: LeFlore grounded out (third to first); Fuentes
doubled to center; Singer threw a wild pitch [Fuentes to third];
Oglivie reached on an error by Garcia [Fuentes scored (RBI)
(error by Ault), Oglivie to second (error by Ault)]; Staub
struck out (catcher to first); Thompson was called out on
strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 1, Blue Jays 0.

BLUE JAYS 1ST: Bailor made an out to right; Garcia popped to
second; Ault grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 1, Blue Jays 0.

TIGERS 2ND: ASHBY REPLACED CERONE (PLAYING C ); Kemp grounded
out (second to first); May walked; Rodriguez forced May (catcher
to second); Wagner forced Rodriguez (shortstop to second); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 1, Blue Jays 0.

BLUE JAYS 2ND: Velez doubled to center; G. Woods grounded out
(shortstop to first); Bowling walked; Scott forced Bowling
(shortstop to second) [Velez to third]; McKay grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 1, Blue Jays 0.

TIGERS 3RD: LeFlore was called out on strikes; Fuentes made an
out to center; Oglivie was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Blue Jays 0.

BLUE JAYS 3RD: Ashby grounded out (shortstop to first); Bailor
made an out to right; Garcia made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Blue Jays 0.

TIGERS 4TH: Staub grounded out (second to first); Thompson
grounded out (shortstop to first); Kemp grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Blue Jays 0.

BLUE JAYS 4TH: Ault grounded out (third to first); Velez walked;
Velez was caught stealing second (catcher to second); G. Woods
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1,
Blue Jays 0.

TIGERS 5TH: May made an out to left; Rodriguez reached on an
error by McKay; Rodriguez was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Wagner walked; LeFlore tripled to center [Wagner
scored]; Fuentes grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 2, Blue Jays 0.

BLUE JAYS 5TH: Bowling struck out; Scott grounded out (third to
first); McKay singled to left; Ashby made an out to center; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 2, Blue Jays 0.

TIGERS 6TH: Oglivie doubled to right; Staub struck out; Thompson
walked; Kemp homered [Oglivie scored, Thompson scored]; May
struck out; Rodriguez walked; Wagner was called out on strikes;
3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 5, Blue Jays 0.

BLUE JAYS 6TH: Bailor grounded out (third to first); Garcia
struck out; Ault grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 5, Blue Jays 0.

TIGERS 7TH: LeFlore singled to left; LeFlore stole second;
Fuentes grounded out (pitcher to first); Oglivie doubled to
center [LeFlore scored]; JOHNSON REPLACED SINGER (PITCHING);
Staub walked; Thompson walked [Oglivie to third, Staub to
second]; Kemp struck out; May popped to first; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Tigers 6, Blue Jays 0.

BLUE JAYS 7TH: Velez grounded out (pitcher to first); G. Woods
grounded out (pitcher to first); Bowling walked; Scott grounded
out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 6, Blue
Jays 0.

TIGERS 8TH: HARTENSTEIN REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING); Rodriguez
struck out; Wagner struck out; LeFlore struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 6, Blue Jays 0.

BLUE JAYS 8TH: McKay struck out; Ashby homered; Bailor singled
to left; Garcia made an out to center; Ault made an out to
right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 6, Blue Jays 1.

TIGERS 9TH: Fuentes made an out to right; Oglivie grounded out
(first to pitcher); Staub grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 6, Blue Jays 1.

BLUE JAYS 9TH: Velez walked; G. Woods grounded out (catcher to
first) [Velez to second]; Bowling made an out to right; Scott
made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 6, Blue
Jays 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Tigers           6   6   0    7
 Blue Jays        1   4   3    6

References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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