September 17, 1968 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 2, Yankees 1Â (98-54)
The Tigers clinched their first American League pennant since 1945 with their eighth straight win.Â Joe Sparma got it done in a pitcher’s duel in another September complete game and he gave up one run on five hits and one walk with two strikeouts.Â The win improved his record to 9-10 on the season.
Don Wert had the big hit with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth.Â Bill Freehan went two for three with a run while Norm Cash went two for three.
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