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Wednesday June 21, 1972
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Tom Timmerman pitched a five-hitter and was rewarded with a victory when the Tigers defeated the Athletics, 5-2. Bill Freehan provided the deciding blow for his batterymate, driving in two runs with a bases-loaded double in the eighth inning.

Timmerman singled, Tony Taylor doubled and Al Kaline was handed an intentional pass ahead of Freehan's two-bagger. When Reggie Jackson bobbled the ball, an extra run scored. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 5, Oakland Athletics 2

Game Played on Wednesday, June 21, 1972 (Night game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Tigers       0  0  0    0  1  1    0  3  0  -   5  8  1
A's          0  0  1    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   2  5  3


Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Taylor 2b             4   2   2   0     0   0   .329      Campaneris ss         4   1   1   0     0   0   .221
Rodriguez 3b          3   0   0   0     0   1   .236      Rudi lf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .333
Kaline rf             3   1   1   1     1   1   .239      Jackson cf            2   0   0   0     1   1   .272
Freehan c             4   0   1   2     0   0   .281      Bando 3b              4   0   0   1     0   0   .249
Horton lf             4   1   1   0     0   2   .228      Epstein 1b            3   1   2   1     1   0   .281
Jata 1b               4   0   2   0     0   1   .250      Duncan c              4   0   0   0     0   0   .237
Stanley cf            4   0   0   0     0   0   .227      Hendrick rf           4   0   1   0     0   1   .207
Brinkman ss           4   0   0   1     0   0   .226      Cullen 2b             2   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Timmermann p          4   1   1   0     0   3   .069        Garrett ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Martinez 2b         1   0   0   0     0   0   .250
                                                          Holtzman p            3   0   0   0     0   2   .250
                                                            Hegan ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .227

Totals               34   5   8   4     1   8             Totals               33   2   5   2     2   4

Time of Game: 2:18   Attendance:  7,852
Left on Base: Tigers 4, A's 7
DP: Tigers 0, A's 2
Errors: Taylor, Campaneris, Jackson, Cullen
Doubles: Taylor 2 (6), Freehan (8)
Triples: Rudi (5)
Home Runs: Epstein (12)
Stolen Bases: Campaneris (15)
Caught Stealing: Jata (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Rodriguez (5)
GIDP: Brinkman (5)
Hit by Pitch: Jackson (4,by Timmermann)


Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Timmermann W(6-5)       9     5   2   2   2   4   1  36   2.23
Totals                  9     5   2   2   2   4   1  36

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Holtzman L(10-5)        9     8   5   4   1   8   0  36   2.25
Totals                  9     8   5   4   1   8   0  36

Hit by Pitch: Timmermann (1)

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


TIGERS 1ST: Taylor flied out to center; Rodriguez struck out;
Kaline was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers
0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris made an out to second; Rudi reached on
an error by Taylor; Jackson was called out on strikes; Bando
forced Rudi (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers
0, Athletics 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Freehan grounded out (third to first); Horton flied
out to center; Jata singled; Stanley flied out to center; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Epstein singled; Duncan flied out to center;
Hendrick singled [Epstein to second]; Cullen forced Hendrick
(second to shortstop) [Epstein to third]; Holtzman forced Cullen
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 0,
Athletics 0.

TIGERS 3RD: Brinkman made an out to first; Timmermann struck
out; Taylor grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Campaneris singled; Campaneris stole second; Rudi
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Campaneris to third]; Jackson
was hit by a pitch; Bando forced Jackson (shortstop to second)
[Campaneris scored]; Epstein flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Athletics 1.

TIGERS 4TH: Rodriguez flied out to left; Kaline flied out to
left; Freehan grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 0, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Duncan grounded out (third to first); Hendrick
flied out to center; Cullen grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Athletics 1.

TIGERS 5TH: Horton singled; Jata singled [Horton to second];
Stanley flied out to center [Horton to third]; Brinkman reached
on a fielder's choice [Jata to third (error by Cullen), Horton
scored (RBI)]; Timmermann struck out while Jata was caught
stealing home (catcher unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Tigers 1, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Holtzman struck out; Campaneris grounded out
(shortstop to first); Rudi tripled; Jackson walked; Bando flied
out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 1, Athletics 1.

TIGERS 6TH: Taylor doubled; Rodriguez out on a sacrifice bunt
(catcher to second) [Taylor to third]; Kaline singled [Taylor
scored]; Freehan flied out to right; Horton struck out; 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 2, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Epstein walked; Duncan popped to first in foul
territory; Hendrick forced Epstein (third to second); GARRETT
BATTED FOR CULLEN; Garrett flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Tigers 2, Athletics 1.

TIGERS 7TH: MARTINEZ REPLACED GARRETT (PLAYING 2B); Jata
grounded out (first unassisted); Stanley reached on an error by
Campaneris; Brinkman grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Stanley out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 2, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Holtzman struck out; Campaneris grounded out
(third to first); Rudi popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Athletics 1.

TIGERS 8TH: Timmermann singled; Taylor doubled [Timmermann to
third]; Rodriguez grounded out (second to first); Kaline was
walked intentionally; Freehan doubled [Timmermann scored, Taylor
scored, Kaline scored (error by Jackson) (unearned) (no RBI)];
Horton struck out; Jata struck out; 3 R (2 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
 Tigers 5, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Jackson grounded out (pitcher to first); Bando
made an out to shortstop; Epstein homered; Duncan grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 5, Athletics
2.

TIGERS 9TH: Stanley grounded out (pitcher to first); Brinkman
grounded out (third to first); Timmermann struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 5, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Hendrick struck out; Martinez grounded out
(shortstop to first); HEGAN BATTED FOR HOLTZMAN; Hegan flied out
to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 5, Athletics 2.



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