September 24, 1968 at Memorial Stadium
Tigers 5, Orioles 3Â (102-56)
The Tigers entered new territory with their 102nd win of the season.Â The previous franchise record of 101 wins was set back in 1934 and tied in 1961, but this was definitely a team for the ages as the Tigers made history with a truly memorable season.Â Bill Freehan belted a two run homer in the win while Dick McAuliffe went three for four with a pair of runs.
Mickey Lolich improved to 17-9.Â He gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks with three strikeouts in six innings.Â Daryl Patterson threw three shutout innings to close the game out and he earned his seventh save of the season.
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