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Friday June 30, 1972
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Don Buford, who struck out in the fifth inning but reached base on a passed ball by Bill Freehan, scored what proved to be the winning run as the Orioles defeated the Tigers, 3-2. After racing to first when Freehan failed to hold the third-strike pitch thrown by Bill Slayback, Buford took third on a single by Johnny Oates and crossed the plate while the Tigers were pulling a double play on a grounder by Bobby Grich. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 3, Detroit Tigers 2

Game Played on Friday, June 30, 1972 (Night game) at Tiger Stadium

Orioles      2  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   3  6  0
Tigers       0  1  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   2  4  0


Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Buford lf             3   1   0   0     1   2   .205      McAuliffe 2b          4   0   2   0     0   0   .211
Oates c               4   0   1   0     0   0   .279      Rodriguez 3b          3   0   0   0     1   1   .245
Grich 2b              4   1   2   0     0   1   .275      Northrup rf           4   0   0   0     0   2   .244
Powell 1b             4   1   1   1     0   0   .171      Freehan c             4   1   1   0     0   0   .279
Robinson 3b           4   0   1   1     0   0   .253      Cash 1b               3   0   0   0     1   0   .257
Crowley rf            2   0   0   0     1   0   .267      Horton lf             4   1   1   1     0   1   .250
  Blair cf            1   0   0   0     0   1   .238      Stanley cf            2   0   0   1     0   0   .238
Rettenmund cf,rf      4   0   0   0     0   1   .246      Brinkman ss           2   0   0   0     1   1   .207
Belanger ss           3   0   1   0     0   1   .175      Slayback p            2   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Dobson p              3   0   0   0     0   1   .125        Haller ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .174
                                                            Seelbach p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .143

Totals               32   3   6   2     2   7             Totals               29   2   4   2     3   5

Time of Game: 2:14   Attendance: 48,662
Left on Base: Orioles 4, Tigers 4
DP: Orioles 1, Tigers 2
Doubles: Powell (7), Robinson (11)
Home Runs: Horton (6)
Sacrifice Flies: Stanley (2)
GIDP: Powell (7), Grich (3), Northrup (5)


Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dobson W(9-7)           9     4   2   2   3   5   1  33   2.14
Totals                  9     4   2   2   3   5   1  33

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Slayback L(1-1)         8     6   3   2   2   6   0  31   2.20
Seelbach                1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3   3.21
Totals                  9     6   3   2   2   7   0  34

Passed Balls: Freehan (2)

Umpires: HP - Jim Honochick, 1B - Lou DiMuro, 2B - Bill Deegan, 3B - Larry McCoy


ORIOLES 1ST: Buford struck out; Oates lined to second; Grich
singled; Powell doubled [Grich scored]; Robinson doubled [Powell
scored]; Crowley walked; Rettenmund forced Crowley (third to
second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 2, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe singled to right; Rodriguez walked
[McAuliffe to second]; Northrup grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [McAuliffe to third, Rodriguez
out at second]; Freehan made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Orioles 2, Tigers 0.

ORIOLES 2ND: Belanger struck out; Dobson struck out; Buford
walked; Oates grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Orioles 2, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Cash flied out to left; Horton homered; Stanley
grounded out (third to first); Brinkman flied out to right; 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 2, Tigers 1.

ORIOLES 3RD: Grich singled to left; Powell grounded into a
double play (first to shortstop) [Grich out at second]; Robinson
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 2,
Tigers 1.

TIGERS 3RD: Slayback flied out to left; McAuliffe flied out to
left; Rodriguez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 2,
Tigers 1.

ORIOLES 4TH: Crowley grounded out (second to first); Rettenmund
struck out; Belanger singled to left; Dobson forced Belanger
(third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 2, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 4TH: Northrup struck out; Freehan grounded out (third to
first); Cash grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Orioles 2, Tigers 1.

ORIOLES 5TH: Buford struck out but advanced to first on a passed
ball; Oates singled to center [Buford to third]; Grich grounded
into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Buford scored
(unearned), Oates out at second]; Powell grounded out (first
unassisted); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 5TH: Horton flied out to left; Stanley flied out to left;
Brinkman walked; Slayback forced Brinkman (third to second); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 3, Tigers 1.

ORIOLES 6TH: Robinson grounded out (pitcher to first); Crowley
grounded out (second to first); Rettenmund grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 6TH: BLAIR REPLACED CROWLEY (PLAYING CF); RETTENMUND
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); McAuliffe grounded out (first to
pitcher); Rodriguez popped to third in foul territory; Northrup
popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Orioles 3, Tigers 1.

ORIOLES 7TH: Belanger grounded out (second to first); Dobson
grounded out (pitcher to first); Buford grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 7TH: Freehan singled to left; Cash walked [Freehan to
second]; Horton forced Cash (shortstop unassisted) [Freehan to
third]; Stanley hit a sacrifice fly to center [Freehan scored];
Brinkman struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 3, Tigers 2.

ORIOLES 8TH: Oates made an out to third; Grich struck out;
Powell flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3,
Tigers 2.

TIGERS 8TH: HALLER BATTED FOR SLAYBACK; Haller grounded out
(pitcher to first); McAuliffe singled to right; Rodriguez flied
out to left [McAuliffe to second]; Northrup was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 3, Tigers 2.

ORIOLES 9TH: SEELBACH REPLACED HALLER (PITCHING); Robinson flied
out to center; Blair struck out; Rettenmund grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 9TH: Freehan grounded out (third to first); Cash flied
out to center; Horton struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles
3, Tigers 2.



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