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July 7, 2008

Tigers Sweep Doubleheader Over Athletics

by @ 5:45 pm. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - July, Al Kaline, Denny McLain, Dick McAuliffe, Mickey Lolich, Wille Horton

July 7, 1968 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 5, Athletics 4  (54-28)

Willie Horton belted a walk off solo homer as the Tigers bounced back and beat the A’s in the first game of their doubleheader.  Dick McAuliffe was also one of the hitting stars and he went two for four with a solo homer and two runs. 

Denny McLain got it done again.  He improved to 16-2 and he gave up four runs on five hits and a walk with nine strikeouts in another complete game.

July 7, 1968 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 7, Athletics 6  (55-28)

The Tigers held on to beat the Athletics and they completed a sweep over the team in their doubleheader.  The Tigers jumped out to a 7-2 lead in the seventh but the A’s chipped away at the deficit and while they made it a one run game, Mickey Lolich was able to strikeout the final batter with a runner on to end the game.  For Lolich, it was his first save of the season (check career marks).

Al Kaline was back and he hit his fourth homer of the season.  Dick McAuliffe doubled twice, scored a run and drove in one.  This was the Tigers last game as they headed into the All Star Break for some much needed rest.

May 4, 2008

Earl Wilson is Hit Hard In Tigers Third Straight Loss

by @ 4:11 am. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - May, Bill Freehan, Earl Wilson, Joe Warden, Wille Horton

May 4, 1968 at Tiger Stadium
Angels 7, Tigers 2  (13-8)

The Tigers dropped their third straight game in a contest that saw Earl Wilson and Joe Warden hammered on the mound.  Wilson fell to 2-4 and he gave up three runs on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings.  Warden struck out six but he gave up three runs in the three frames he pitched.

The Tigers scored both of their runs on solo homeruns.  Willie Horton belted his fifth homer while Bill Freehan slugged his third.

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