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Sunday June 11, 1972
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Bill Freehan homered on the first pitch thrown by Ken Holtzman in the ninth inning to give the Tigers a 3-2 victory over the Athletics, who were stopped on their eight-game winning streak. Holtzman walked Freehan with the bases loaded to force in the Tigers' first run in the third inning.

Dave Duncan homered for the Athletics in the fifth and Joe Coleman, duplicating Holtzman's loss of control, walked Joe Rudi with the bases loaded to force in the A's second run. The Tigers tied the score in the eighth on a triple by Aurelio Rodriguez and sacrifice fly by Tony Taylor. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 3, Oakland Athletics 2

Game Played on Sunday, June 11, 1972 (Day game) at Tiger Stadium

A's          0  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   2  4  0
Tigers       0  0  1    0  0  0    0  1  1  -   3  4  0


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         3   0   0   0     1   1   .225      Taylor 2b             2   0   0   1     1   0   .323
Rudi lf               3   0   0   1     1   1   .324      Kaline rf             3   0   1   0     1   0   .242
Jackson cf            4   0   0   0     0   1   .287      Freehan c             3   1   1   2     1   0   .302
Bando 3b              3   0   0   0     1   1   .255      Horton lf             3   0   0   0     0   1   .235
Epstein 1b            3   1   2   1     1   0   .262      Jata 1b               3   0   1   0     0   0   .237
  Odom pr             0   0   0   0     0   0   .167      Stanley cf            3   0   0   0     0   2   .248
  Clark 2b            0   0   0   0     0   0   .571      Brinkman ss           3   0   0   0     0   0   .242
O. Brown rf           4   0   0   0     0   1   .203      Rodriguez 3b          3   1   1   0     0   1   .245
Duncan c              3   1   1   0     1   0   .219      Coleman p             1   1   0   0     1   0   .115
L. Brown 2b           3   0   1   0     0   0   .186        I. Brown ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .333
  Hegan ph,1b         0   0   0   0     0   0   .235        Seelbach p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .143
Holtzman p            3   0   0   0     0   1   .216

Totals               29   2   4   2     5   6             Totals               25   3   4   3     4   4

Time of Game: 2:12   Attendance: 40,411
Left on Base: A's 5, Tigers 3
DP: A's 2, Tigers 1
Doubles: L. Brown (2)
Triples: Rodriguez (2)
Home Runs: Epstein (8), Freehan (3)
Sacrifice Flies: Taylor (1)
GIDP: Epstein (3), Stanley (7), Horton (2)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Holtzman L(9-4)         8     4   3   3   4   4   1  30   2.29
Totals                  8     4   3   3   4   4   1  30

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Coleman                 8     2   2   2   5   6   1  30   2.08
Seelbach W(3-2)         1     2   0   0   0   0   0   4   3.13
Totals                  9     4   2   2   5   6   1  34

Umpires: HP - Nestor Chylak, 1B - Larry Barnett, 2B - Dave Phillips, 3B - Jim Evans


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris struck out; On a bunt Rudi popped to
catcher in foul territory; Jackson grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: Taylor grounded out (shortstop to first); Kaline
walked; Freehan flied out to center; Horton flied out to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando was called out on strikes; Epstein walked;
O. Brown struck out; Duncan grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Jata singled to shortstop; Stanley grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Jata out at second];
Brinkman grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 0, Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: L. Brown grounded out (shortstop to first);
Holtzman grounded out (second to first); Campaneris grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Tigers
0.

TIGERS 3RD: Rodriguez grounded out (pitcher to first); Coleman
walked; Taylor walked [Coleman to second]; Kaline singled to
left [Coleman to third, Taylor to second]; Freehan walked
[Coleman scored, Taylor to third, Kaline to second]; Horton
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Freehan out at second]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0,
Tigers 1.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Rudi grounded out (shortstop to first); Jackson
popped to third in foul territory; Bando grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 4TH: Jata grounded out (third to first); Stanley was
called out on strikes; Brinkman grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Tigers 1.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Epstein homered; O. Brown popped to first in foul
territory; Duncan walked; L. Brown doubled to right [Duncan to
third]; Holtzman popped to third in foul territory; Campaneris
walked; Rudi walked [Duncan scored, L. Brown to third,
Campaneris to second]; Jackson popped to third in foul
territory; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Athletics 2, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 5TH: Rodriguez struck out; Coleman grounded out (first to
pitcher); Taylor grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 2, Tigers 1.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Bando walked; Epstein grounded into a double play
(first to shortstop) [Bando out at second]; O. Brown grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Tigers
1.

TIGERS 6TH: Kaline lined to left; Freehan popped to first in
foul territory; Horton struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 2, Tigers 1.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Duncan popped to first in foul territory; L.
Brown flied out to center; Holtzman struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 2, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 7TH: Jata grounded out (shortstop to first); Stanley
struck out; Brinkman grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Tigers 1.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Campaneris grounded out (first unassisted); Rudi
struck out; Jackson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 2, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 8TH: Rodriguez tripled to right; I. BROWN BATTED FOR
COLEMAN; I. Brown lined to second; Taylor hit a sacrifice fly to
right [Rodriguez scored]; Kaline flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Tigers 2.

ATHLETICS 9TH: SEELBACH REPLACED I. BROWN (PITCHING); Bando
grounded out (shortstop to first); Epstein singled to left; ODOM
RAN FOR EPSTEIN; O. Brown forced Odom (shortstop to second);
Duncan singled to left [O. Brown to second]; HEGAN BATTED FOR L.
BROWN; O. Brown was picked off second (catcher to shortstop); 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 9TH: CLARK REPLACED ODOM (PLAYING 2B); HEGAN STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 1B); Freehan homered; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 2, Tigers 3.



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