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Detroit Tigers 5, St. Louis Cardinals 3

Detroit Tigers 5, St. Louis Cardinals 3

Day

World Series Game Played on Monday, October 7, 1968 (D) at Tiger Stadium

STL N    3  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  9  0
DET A    0  0  0    2  0  0    3  0  x  -   5  9  1
BATTING
St. Louis Cardinals   AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf               5   1   3   0       0   0       2   0
Javier 2b              4   0   2   0       0   0       2   1
Flood cf               4   1   1   1       0   0       3   0
Cepeda 1b              4   1   1   2       0   1       7   0
Shannon 3b             4   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
McCarver c             3   0   1   0       1   1       6   0
Davis rf               3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Gagliano ph          1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Maxvill ss             3   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
  Spiezio ph           1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Schofield pr         0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Briles p               2   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
  Hoerner p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Willis p             0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Maris ph             1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                35   3   9   3       1   8      24   7
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
BATTING - 
2B: Brock 2 (3,off Lolich 2).
HR: Cepeda (2,1st inning off Lolich 1 on, 1 out).
HBP: Briles (1,by Lolich).
Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Flood (2,2nd base off Lolich/Freehan).
CS: Brock (2,2nd base by Lolich/Freehan).
Detroit Tigers        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
McAuliffe 2b           4   1   1   0       0   1       1   2
Stanley ss,cf          3   2   1   0       1   0       2   3
Kaline rf              4   0   2   2       0   1       3   0
Cash 1b                2   0   2   2       1   0       7   1
Horton lf              4   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
  Oyler ss             0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Northrup cf,lf         3   0   1   1       1   0       2   0
Freehan c              4   0   0   0       0   1       9   1
Wert 3b                3   0   0   0       1   1       0   1
Lolich p               4   1   1   0       0   2       1   2
Totals                31   5   9   5       4   6      27  11
FIELDING - 
E: Cash (2).
BATTING - 
3B: Stanley (1,off Briles); Horton (1,off Briles).
SF: Cash (1,off Briles).
IBB: Northrup (1,by Briles).
Team LOB: 7.
PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Briles                 6.1   6   3   3   3   5   0
Hoerner L(0-1)         0     3   2   2   1   0   0
Willis                 1.2   0   0   0   0   1   0
Totals                 8     9   5   5   4   6   0
Detroit Tigers        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Lolich W(2-0)          9     9   3   3   1   8   1
HBP: Lolich (1,Briles).
IBB: Briles (1,Northrup).
Umpires: Doug Harvey (NL), Bill Haller (AL), Tom Gorman (NL), Jim Honochick (AL), Bill Kinnamon (AL), Stan Landes (NL)
Time of Game: 2:43   Attendance: 53634
Starting Lineups:

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

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock doubled to left; Javier grounded out
(shortstop to first); Flood singled to right [Brock scored];
Flood stole second; Cepeda homered [Flood scored]; Shannon made
an out to center; McCarver was called out on strikes; 3 R, 3 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe lined to center; Stanley made an out to
center; Kaline struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3,
Tigers 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Davis grounded out (pitcher to first); Maxvill
popped to shortstop; Briles struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Cash singled to center; Horton grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Cash out at second];
Northrup grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Tigers 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Brock singled to center; Brock was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); Javier grounded out
(shortstop to first); Flood grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 3RD: Freehan flied to left; Wert walked; Lolich struck
out; McAuliffe grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 3, Tigers 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Cepeda struck out; Shannon reached on an error by
Cash [Shannon to second]; McCarver walked; Davis made an out to
center; Maxvill struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 3,
Tigers 0.

TIGERS 4TH: Stanley tripled to right; Kaline grounded out
(pitcher to first); Cash out on a sacrifice fly to left [Stanley
scored]; Horton tripled; Northrup singled to right [Horton
scored]; Freehan made an out to right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Tigers 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Briles struck out; Brock doubled; Javier singled
to left [Brock out at home (left to catcher)]; Flood flied to
left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 5TH: Wert popped to shortstop; Lolich struck out;
McAuliffe was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Tigers 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Cepeda made an out to right; Shannon grounded out
(shortstop to first); McCarver lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 3, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 6TH: Stanley made an out to center; Kaline singled to
left; Cash walked [Kaline to second]; Horton grounded out (first
unassisted) [Kaline to third, Cash to second]; Northrup was
walked intentionally; Freehan forced Northrup (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Tigers 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Davis struck out; Maxvill grounded out (first to
pitcher); Briles was hit by a pitch; Brock grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 7TH: Wert was called out on strikes; Lolich singled to
right; HOERNER REPLACED BRILES (PITCHING); McAuliffe singled to
right [Lolich to second]; Stanley walked [Lolich to third,
McAuliffe to second]; Kaline singled [Lolich scored, McAuliffe
scored, Stanley to third]; Cash singled to right [Stanley
scored, Kaline to third]; WILLIS REPLACED HOERNER (PITCHING);
Horton popped to third in foul territory; Northrup grounded out
(first unassisted); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Tigers 5.

CARDINALS 8TH: NORTHRUP CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); STANLEY
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); OYLER REPLACED HORTON (PLAYING
SS); Javier singled to first; Flood forced Javier (second to
shortstop); Cepeda made an out to right; Shannon struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 8TH: Freehan struck out; Wert lined to pitcher; Lolich
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Tigers 5.

CARDINALS 9TH: McCarver singled to center; GAGLIANO BATTED FOR
DAVIS; Gagliano made an out to center; SPIEZIO BATTED FOR
MAXVILL; Spiezio singled to left [McCarver to second]; SCHOFIELD
RAN FOR SPIEZIO; MARIS BATTED FOR WILLIS; Maris struck out;
Brock grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Tigers 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        3   9   0    7
 Tigers           5   9   1    7

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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