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Detroit Tigers 4, Oakland Athletics 3

Detroit Tigers 4, Oakland Athletics 3

Day

League Championship Series Game Played on Wednesday, October 11, 1972 at Tiger Stadium

OAK A    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0    2  -   3  9  2
DET A    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0    3  -   4 10  1
BATTING
Oakland Athletics     AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alou rf                5   1   2   1       0   0       1   0
Maxvill ss             2   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Hendrick ph          1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cullen ss            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Mangual ph           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Kubiak ss            1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Rudi lf                5   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Jackson cf             5   0   2   0       0   2       3   0
Bando 3b               5   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Epstein 1b             3   1   1   1       1   1       9   0
Tenace c,2b            4   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
Green 2b               2   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
  Duncan ph,c          1   0   0   0       1   0       4   1
Hunter p               3   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Fingers p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Blue p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Marquez ph           1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Locker p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Horlen p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hamilton p           0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                39   3   9   3       2   6      27   9
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
E: Jackson (1), Tenace (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Green (1,off Lolich); Alou 2 (4,off Lolich,off Seelbach).
HR: Epstein (1,7th inning off Lolich 0 on, 1 out).
Team LOB: 8.
Detroit Tigers        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
McAuliffe ss           4   2   2   1       1   1       1   1
Kaline rf              3   1   1   0       1   1       1   0
Sims lf                4   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
  Stanley cf           0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  G. Brown ph          0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
Freehan c              5   0   1   1       0   1       7   0
Cash 1b                4   0   1   1       1   2      12   0
Northrup cf,lf         5   0   1   1       0   2       4   0
Taylor 2b              4   0   2   0       0   0       1   2
Rodriguez 3b           2   0   0   0       2   0       0   7
Lolich p               3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Horton ph            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Seelbach p           0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hiller p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                35   4  10   4       6   8      30  10
FIELDING - 
E: Rodriguez (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Sims (2,off Hunter); Taylor 2 (2,off Hunter,off Blue).
HR: McAuliffe (1,3rd inning off Hunter 0 on, 0 out).
SH: Kaline (1,off Hunter).
IBB: Rodriguez 2 (2,by Hunter,by Blue).
Team LOB: 11.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: McAuliffe (1,Home by Fingers/Duncan).
PITCHING
Oakland Athletics     IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Hunter                 7.1   6   1   1   3   5   1
Fingers                0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0
Blue                   1     1   0   0   1   2   0
Locker L(0-1)          0     2   2   2   0   0   0
Horlen                 0     0   1   0   1   0   0
Hamilton               0     1   0   0   1   0   0
Totals                 9    10   4   3   6   8   1
Detroit Tigers        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Lolich                 9     5   1   1   2   6   1
Seelbach               0.2   3   2   2   0   0   0
Hiller W(1-0)          0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                10     9   3   3   2   6   1
WP: Horlen (1).
IBB: Hunter (1,Rodriguez); Blue (1,Rodriguez).
Umpires: Don Denkinger, Nestor Chylak, John Rice, Red Flaherty, Art Frantz, Larry Barnett
Time of Game: 3:04   Attendance: 37615
Starting Lineups:

   Oakland Athletics             Detroit Tigers           
1. Alou                rf        McAuliffe           ss
2. Maxvill             ss        Kaline              rf
3. Rudi                lf        Sims                lf
4. Jackson             cf        Freehan             c
5. Bando               3b        Cash                1b
6. Epstein             1b        Northrup            cf
7. Tenace              c         Taylor              2b
8. Green               2b        Rodriguez           3b
9. Hunter              p         Lolich              p

ATHLETICS 1ST: Alou lined to left; Maxvill singled to left; Rudi
grounded out (second to first) [Maxvill to second]; Jackson
singled to right [Maxvill to third]; Bando popped to first; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe was called out on strikes; Kaline was
called out on strikes; Sims doubled; Freehan popped to first in
foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Epstein was called out on strikes; Tenace made an
out to left; Green doubled; Hunter grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Cash grounded out (second to first); Northrup was
called out on strikes; Taylor doubled [Taylor to third (error by
Jackson)]; Rodriguez was walked intentionally; Lolich made an
out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0, Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Alou doubled to right; Maxvill popped to pitcher;
Rudi reached on a fielder's choice [Alou out at second (third to
second)]; Jackson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics
0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 3RD: McAuliffe homered; Kaline walked; Sims made an out
to left; Freehan singled [Kaline to second]; Cash struck out;
Northrup grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Athletics 0, Tigers 1.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Bando grounded out (shortstop to first); Epstein
grounded out (second to first); Tenace was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 4TH: Taylor grounded out (third to first); Rodriguez
popped to first in foul territory; Lolich grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Tigers
1.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Green popped to first in foul territory; Hunter
was called out on strikes; Alou grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 5TH: McAuliffe made an out to right; Kaline made an out
to left; Sims made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Athletics 0, Tigers 1.

ATHLETICS 6TH: HENDRICK BATTED FOR MAXVILL; Hendrick popped to
catcher in foul territory; Rudi popped to shortstop; Jackson
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 6TH: CULLEN REPLACED HENDRICK (PLAYING SS); Freehan
grounded out (shortstop to first); Cash singled; Northrup
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Cash out
at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Tigers 1.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Bando made an out to center; Epstein homered;
Tenace popped to first in foul territory; DUNCAN BATTED FOR
GREEN; Duncan walked; Hunter struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Athletics 1, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 7TH: DUNCAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); TENACE CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); Taylor made an out to left; Rodriguez
popped to second; Lolich was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Tigers 1.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Alou grounded out (third to first); MANGUAL
BATTED FOR CULLEN; Mangual made an out to center; Rudi grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Tigers
1.

TIGERS 8TH: KUBIAK REPLACED MANGUAL (PLAYING SS); McAuliffe
walked; Kaline made an out to first [McAuliffe to second]; Sims
singled to shortstop [McAuliffe to third]; FINGERS REPLACED
HUNTER (PITCHING); McAuliffe was caught stealing home (catcher
to third); Freehan struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics
1, Tigers 1.

ATHLETICS 9TH: STANLEY REPLACED SIMS (PLAYING CF); NORTHRUP
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Jackson made an out to left;
Bando grounded out (third to first); Epstein walked; Tenace made
an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 9TH: BLUE REPLACED FINGERS (PITCHING); Cash struck out;
Northrup struck out; Taylor doubled to right; Rodriguez was
walked intentionally; HORTON BATTED FOR LOLICH; Horton made an
out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Tigers 1.

ATHLETICS 10TH: SEELBACH REPLACED HORTON (PITCHING); Duncan
grounded out (third to first); MARQUEZ BATTED FOR BLUE; Marquez
singled to right; Alou doubled [Marquez scored, Alou to third
(on throw to home)]; Kubiak singled to right [Alou scored,
Kubiak to third (error by Rodriguez)]; Rudi made an out to
right; HILLER REPLACED SEELBACH (PITCHING); Jackson singled;
Bando made an out to left; 2 R, 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 3,
Tigers 1.

TIGERS 10TH: LOCKER REPLACED MARQUEZ (PITCHING); McAuliffe
singled to right; Kaline singled to left [McAuliffe to second];
HORLEN REPLACED LOCKER (PITCHING); G. BROWN BATTED FOR STANLEY;
Horlen threw a wild pitch [McAuliffe to third, Kaline to
second]; G. Brown walked; Freehan reached on a fielder's choice
[McAuliffe scored, Kaline to third, G. Brown to second (error by
Tenace; assist by Bando)]; HAMILTON REPLACED HORLEN (PITCHING);
Cash walked [Kaline scored, G. Brown to third, Freehan to
second]; Northrup singled [G. Brown scored (unearned), Freehan
to third, Cash to second]; 3 R, 3 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Athletics 3,
Tigers 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Athletics        3   9   2    8
 Tigers           4  10   1   11

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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