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Detroit Tigers 8, St. Louis Cardinals 1

Detroit Tigers 8, St. Louis Cardinals 1

Day

World Series Game Played on Thursday, October 3, 1968 (D) at Busch Stadium

DET A    0  1  1    0  0  3    1  0  2  -   8 13  1
STL N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  6  1
BATTING
Detroit Tigers        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
McAuliffe 2b           5   0   2   2       1   0       1   5
Stanley ss,cf          5   0   1   0       0   1       1   3
Kaline rf              5   2   2   0       0   0       2   0
Cash 1b                5   2   3   1       0   0      11   0
Horton lf              3   2   2   1       1   0       0   0
  Oyler ss             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Northrup cf,lf         5   1   1   0       0   1       3   0
Freehan c              4   0   0   0       1   2       9   1
Wert 3b                2   0   0   1       3   1       0   2
Lolich p               4   1   2   2       1   1       0   0
Totals                38   8  13   7       7   6      27  11
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
E: Stanley (1).
BATTING - 
HR: Horton (1,2nd inning off Briles 0 on, 1 out); Lolich (1,3rd inning off
Briles 0 on, 1 out); Cash (1,6th inning off Briles 0 on, 0 out).
SH: Oyler (1,off Hoerner).
IBB: Freehan (1,by Hoerner).
Team LOB: 11.
St. Louis Cardinals   AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf               3   1   1   0       1   2       0   0
Javier 2b              4   0   2   0       0   1       3   1
Flood cf               3   0   1   0       1   1       2   0
Cepeda 1b              4   0   2   1       0   0       6   0
Shannon 3b             4   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
McCarver c             4   0   0   0       0   0       7   0
Davis rf               4   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Maxvill ss             3   0   0   0       0   1       4   4
Briles p               2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Carlton p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Willis p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gagliano ph          1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hoerner p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                32   1   6   1       2   9      27   8
FIELDING - 
DP: 2.
E: Shannon (1).
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brock 2 (3,2nd base off Lolich/Freehan 2).
PITCHING
Detroit Tigers        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Lolich W(1-0)          9     6   1   1   2   9   0
St. Louis Cardinals   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Briles L(0-1)          5     7   4   4   1   2   3
Carlton                1     4   2   2   1   1   0
Willis                 2     1   0   0   2   2   0
Hoerner                1     1   2   0   3   1   0
Totals                 9    13   8   6   7   6   3
IBB: Hoerner (1,Freehan).
Umpires: Jim Honochick (AL), Stan Landes (NL), Bill Kinnamon (AL), Doug Harvey (NL), Tom Gorman (NL), Bill Haller (AL)
Time of Game: 2:41   Attendance: 54692
Starting Lineups:

   Detroit Tigers                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. McAuliffe           2b        Brock               lf
2. Stanley             ss        Javier              2b
3. Kaline              rf        Flood               cf
4. Cash                1b        Cepeda              1b
5. Horton              lf        Shannon             3b
6. Northrup            cf        McCarver            c
7. Freehan             c         Davis               rf
8. Wert                3b        Maxvill             ss
9. Lolich              p         Briles              p

TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe grounded out (first unassisted); Debut
game for Mickey Lolich; Stanley made an out to right; Kaline
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers
0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock was called out on strikes; Javier singled
to left; Flood walked [Javier to second]; Cepeda flied to right;
Shannon flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 0,
Cardinals 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Cash popped to third in foul territory; Horton
homered; Northrup popped to shortstop; Freehan was called out on
strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: McCarver grounded out (catcher to first); Davis
was called out on strikes; Debut game for Ron Davis;
Maxvill flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1,
Cardinals 0.

TIGERS 3RD: Wert popped to second; Lolich homered; McAuliffe
grounded out (shortstop to first); Stanley singled to third;
Kaline popped to catcher in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Tigers 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Briles was called out on strikes; Brock struck
out; Javier singled to shortstop [Javier to second (error by
Stanley)]; Flood grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Tigers 2, Cardinals 0.

TIGERS 4TH: Cash singled to right; Horton flied to center;
Northrup made an out to center; Freehan made an out to right; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Cepeda grounded out (shortstop to first); Shannon
grounded out (second to first); McCarver grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Cardinals 0.

TIGERS 5TH: Wert walked; Lolich forced Wert (third to
shortstop); McAuliffe singled to first [Lolich to second];
Stanley struck out; Kaline forced McAuliffe (third to second); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Davis flied to center; Maxvill grounded out
(shortstop to first); Briles struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Tigers 2, Cardinals 0.

TIGERS 6TH: Cash homered; Horton singled to shortstop; CARLTON
REPLACED BRILES (PITCHING); Northrup singled to center [Horton
to second]; Freehan popped to first; Wert walked [Horton to
third, Northrup to second]; Lolich struck out; McAuliffe singled
to center [Horton scored, Northrup scored, Wert to third,
McAuliffe to second (on throw to home)]; Stanley lined to right;
3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 5, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 6TH: Brock walked; Brock stole second; Javier struck
out; Flood singled [Brock to third]; Cepeda singled [Brock
scored, Flood to third]; Shannon grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Cepeda out at second]; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 5, Cardinals 1.

TIGERS 7TH: Kaline singled to center; Cash singled to center
[Kaline to third]; WILLIS REPLACED CARLTON (PITCHING); Horton
walked [Cash to second]; Northrup grounded into a double play
(shortstop to first) [Kaline scored, Cash to third, Horton out
at second]; Freehan struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 6,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: NORTHRUP CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); STANLEY
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); OYLER REPLACED HORTON (PLAYING
SS); McCarver grounded out (second to first); Debut game for
Ray Oyler; Davis lined to left; Maxvill was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 6, Cardinals 1.

TIGERS 8TH: Wert was called out on strikes; Lolich singled to
center; McAuliffe walked [Lolich to second]; Stanley grounded
into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [McAuliffe out
at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 6, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: GAGLIANO BATTED FOR WILLIS; Gagliano grounded out
(third to first); Brock singled to center; Brock stole second;
Javier grounded out (third to first); Flood struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 6, Cardinals 1.

TIGERS 9TH: HOERNER REPLACED GAGLIANO (PITCHING); Kaline singled
to left; Cash reached on an error by Shannon [Kaline to second,
Cash to first]; Oyler out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second)
[Kaline to third, Cash to second]; Northrup struck out; Freehan
was walked intentionally; Wert walked [Kaline scored (unearned),
Cash to third, Freehan to second]; Lolich walked [Cash scored
(unearned), Freehan to third, Wert to second]; McAuliffe flied
to right in foul territory; 2 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Tigers 8,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 9TH: Cepeda singled to left; Shannon struck out;
McCarver made an out to center; Davis popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 8, Cardinals 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Tigers           8  13   1   11
 Cardinals        1   6   1    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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