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September 22, 2008

Tenth Straight Win Is Tigers 100th Win

by @ 4:57 am. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - September, Al Kaline, Jim Northrup, Jim Price, Mickey Lolich, Pat Dobson

September 20, 1968 at D.C. Stadium
Tigers 6, Senators 3  (100-54)

The Tigers won their tenth straight and in the process, they reached the 100 win mark for just the fourth time in franchise history.  They were hoping they wouldn’t repeat history though because the other three times they won 100, they couldn’t get that World Series ring.  Still, Mickey Lolich threw a very nice game and he improved to 16-9.  He gave up three runs on three hits and seven walks with nine strikeouts in seven innings.  Pat Dobson threw two shutout innings to close the game out and he picked up his seventh save of the season.

All six Tigers run came via the long ball.  Jim Northrup belted a pair of two run homers while Al Kaline and Jim Price also went yard with solo homers in the win.

August 21, 2008

Jim Price Homers Tigers to Win Over White Sox

by @ 3:38 am. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Daryl Patterson, Jim Price, Mickey Stanley, Pat Dobson

August 21, 1968 at Tiger Stadium

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Tigers 3, White Sox 2  (80-45)

The Tigers got some timley hitting and some good pitching as they came back to beat the White Sox to ensure at least a split in their four game series.  Down 2-1, Mickey Stanley belted a solo homer in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game up and then Jim Price hit a walk off homer in the bottom of the tenth to win it.

Daryl Patterson picked up the win and he improved to 2-2 with two shutout innings of relief.  A solid start by Pat Dobson almost went to waste.  He gave up just two runs on four hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in eight innings.

August 7, 2008

Earl Wilson Pitches Tigers to Fourth Straight Win

by @ 5:57 pm. Filed under Daryl Patterson, Earl Wilson, Jim Price, Willie Horton

August 7, 1968 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 6, Indians 1  (70-41)

The Tigers won their fourth straight as Earl Wilson continued his up and down season with a solid start. This time he gave up one run on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts in six innings.  Daryl Patterson held the Indians scoreless through the final three innings and he picked up his sixth save of the season.

Willie Horton and Jim Price both went yard in the win.  For Horton, it was his team leading 27th and for Price, it was his first of the season.

July 23, 2008

Denny McLain Wins Nineteenth, Gates Brown Drive Home Winning Run In Opener With Senators

by @ 6:25 pm. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - July, Al Kaline, Bill Freehan, Denny McLain, Gates Brown, Jim Northrup, Jim Price, Jon Warden

July 23, 1968 at D.C. Stadium
Tigers 6, Senators 4  (60-36)

The Tigers took game one of their series with the Senators with another dramatic comeback.  Down 4-3 in the eighth inning, Jim Price singled home Al Kaline to tie the game up and then Gates Brown singled home Bill Freehan for the game winner.  Jim Northrup doubled home Al Kaline in the ninth for some insurance that the Tigers didn’t need.  Speaking of Kaline, he was a perfect two for two with three walks, two runs and two RBIs.

Denny McLain improved to 19-3 despite a mediocre start.  He gave up four runs on eight hits and four walks with seven strikeouts in seven innings.  Jon Warden threw the final 1 2/3 innings and he picked up his third save of the season.

June 24, 2008

Jim Northrup Belts Two Grand Slams In Tigers Blowout Win Over Indians

by @ 3:28 am. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - June, Bill Freehan, Denny McLain, Jim Northrup, Jim Price

June 24, 1968 at Cleveland Stadium
Tigers 14, Indians 3 (45-26)

Jim Northrup put a huge exclamation point as the Tigers finished up their series with the Indians with a blowout win.  Northrup hit not one, but two grand slams and he finished with eight RBIs.  Jim Price hit his first homer of the season and Bill Freehan went two for five with a double, two runs and two RBIs.

Lost in all of the offense was another nice start by Denny McLain.  He gave up three runs on nine hits with eight strikeouts and the win pushed his record to 13-2 on the season.

June 11, 2008

Tigers Sweep Doubleheader Over Twins

by @ 3:01 pm. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - June, Daryl Patterson, Jim Price, Joe Sparma, Mickey Stanley, Norm Cash, Pat Dobson, Tom Matchick

June 11, 1968 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 3, Twins 1 (36-20)

Pat Dobson outdueled Dean Chance as the Tigers took the first game of a series opening doubleheader that saw an over an hour rain delay in the second inning.  Dobson improved to 2-0 and he gave up one run on five hits and five walks with ten strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings. Daryl Patterson gave up a hit in the final 1 1/3 innings and he picked up his second save of the season.

Backup catcher Jim Price was the hitting star in this one and he played a role in all three Tigers runs.  He went two for three with a double, two RBIs and a run.

June 11, 1968 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 3, Twins 2 (37-20)

The Tigers came from behind to finish their doubleheader sweep over the Twins.  Norm Cash singled home Mickey Stanley in the bottom of the eighth inning to tie it 2-2 and then Tom Matchick scored on a fielders choice by Mickey Stanley in the bottom of the ninth for the game winner.  Stanley finished the game three for five with two runs while Norm Cash singled, doubled and drove in the eighth inning run.

Joe Sparma pitched seven solid innings but he wasn’t given the decision.  He gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits and walk with five strikeouts.  John Hiller improved to 4-1 with two perfect innings to close out the game.

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