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Tuesday July 10, 1979
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Scoring three runs in the ninth inning, the Tigers edged the Twins, 6-5, as the failure of Minnesota to turn a double play proved costly. The Tigers trailed, 5-3, in the ninth when John Wockenfuss singled. Rusty Staub then hit a routine grounder to second, but the Twins managed only a forceout on the play.

Champ Summers then connected for a two-run homer to tie the game. Ron LeFlore drew a walk, stole second, went to third on a throwing error by Twin catcher Butch Wynegar and scored the winning run on a single by Lou Whitaker. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 6, Minnesota Twins 5

Game Played on Tuesday, July 10, 1979 (Night game) at Tiger Stadium

Twins        0  0  0    0  4  0    0  1  0  -   5 10  3
Tigers       2  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  3  -   6  9  0


Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Wynegar c             4   1   2   0     1   0   .285      LeFlore cf            4   1   1   0     1   1   .297
Wilfong 2b            4   0   3   2     0   0   .322      Whitaker 2b           4   1   2   1     1   0   .300
Smalley ss            4   0   0   0     1   2   .354      Kemp lf               4   1   1   2     0   0   .321
Adams rf              4   0   0   1     0   0   .335      Morales rf            4   0   1   0     0   0   .230
  Rivera rf           0   0   0   0     0   0   .268      Parrish c             4   1   1   0     0   0   .280
Landreaux cf          4   1   1   0     0   0   .283      Thompson 1b           2   0   0   0     2   0   .270
Cubbage dh            3   0   1   0     1   0   .257      Wockenfuss dh         4   0   1   1     0   0   .234
R. Jackson 1b         3   1   1   0     0   2   .279      Brookens 3b           3   0   1   0     0   0   .333
Edwards lf            3   1   1   0     1   0   .292        Staub ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .232
Castino 3b            3   1   1   2     0   1   .271        Wagner pr           0   1   0   0     0   0   .313
Zahn p                0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Trammell ss           3   0   0   0     0   0   .283
  Marshall p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Summers ph          1   1   1   2     0   0   .270
                                                          Young p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Tobik p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Lopez p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               32   5  10   5     4   5             Totals               34   6   9   6     4   1

Time of Game: 2:49   Attendance: 17,747
Left on Base: Twins 8, Tigers 7
DP: Twins 0, Tigers 1
Errors: Wynegar, Wilfong, Zahn
Doubles: Wynegar (9), Wilfong (14), Edwards (3)
Triples: Parrish (2)
Home Runs: Kemp (13), Summers (9)
Stolen Bases: LeFlore (45)
Caught Stealing: Brookens (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Wilfong (12), R. Jackson (5), Castino (13)
Sacrifice Flies: Adams (3)


Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Zahn                    6.2   6   3   3   3   1   1  29   3.24
Marshall L(9-9)         1.2   3   3   2   1   0   1   9   2.39
Totals                  8.1   9   6   5   4   1   2  38

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Young                   4     6   3   3   1   2   0  18   5.67
Tobik                   0     1   1   1   2   0   0   3   4.08
Lopez W(4-2)            5     3   1   1   1   3   0  19   3.07
Totals                  9    10   5   5   4   5   0  40

Umpires: HP - Dallas Parks, 1B - Durwood Merrill, 2B - Dave Phillips, 3B - Dan Morrison


TWINS 1ST: Wynegar doubled to left; Wilfong singled to right
[Wynegar to third]; Smalley struck out; Adams flied into a
double play (left to catcher) [Wynegar out at home]; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: LeFlore struck out; Whitaker walked; Kemp homered
[Whitaker scored]; Morales singled to left; Parrish lined to
shortstop; Thompson forced Morales (shortstop unassisted); 2 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Tigers 2.

TWINS 2ND: Landreaux grounded out (pitcher to first); Cubbage
walked; R. Jackson struck out; Edwards grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 2ND: Wockenfuss popped to catcher in foul territory;
Brookens singled to left; Debut game for Tom Brookens;
Brookens was picked off first but was safe on an error by Zahn
[Brookens to second]; Brookens was caught stealing third
(catcher to third); Trammell grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Tigers 2.

TWINS 3RD: Castino grounded out (third to first); Wynegar popped
to third in foul territory; Wilfong doubled to right; Smalley
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0,
Tigers 2.

TIGERS 3RD: LeFlore grounded out (second to first); Whitaker
flied out to left; Kemp grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Tigers 2.

TWINS 4TH: Adams lined to left; Landreaux lined to first;
Cubbage flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0,
Tigers 2.

TIGERS 4TH: Morales flied out to left; Parrish tripled to
center; Thompson walked; Wockenfuss forced Thompson (third to
second) [Parrish scored]; Brookens reached on an error by
Wilfong [Wockenfuss to second]; Trammell grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 0, Tigers 3.

TWINS 5TH: R. Jackson singled to right; Edwards doubled to left
[R. Jackson to third]; Castino singled to left [R. Jackson
scored, Edwards to third]; TOBIK REPLACED YOUNG (PITCHING);
Wynegar walked [Castino to second]; Wilfong singled to center
[Edwards scored, Castino scored, Wynegar to second]; Smalley
walked [Wynegar to third, Wilfong to second]; LOPEZ REPLACED
TOBIK (PITCHING); Adams hit a sacrifice fly to center [Wynegar
scored]; Landreaux flied out to center; Cubbage flied out to
left; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 4, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 5TH: LeFlore grounded out (shortstop to first); Whitaker
flied out to left; Kemp lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Twins 4, Tigers 3.

TWINS 6TH: R. Jackson was called out on strikes; Edwards popped
to first in foul territory; Castino struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Twins 4, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 6TH: Morales grounded out (second to first); Parrish
grounded out (shortstop to first); Thompson walked; Wockenfuss
forced Thompson (third to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins
4, Tigers 3.

TWINS 7TH: Wynegar singled to left; Wilfong out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Wynegar to second]; Smalley grounded
out (second to first) [Wynegar to third]; Adams grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 4, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 7TH: Brookens grounded out (third to first); Trammell
grounded out (second to first); LeFlore singled to right;
Whitaker singled to center [LeFlore to second]; MARSHALL
REPLACED ZAHN (PITCHING); Kemp grounded out (first to pitcher);
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 4, Tigers 3.

TWINS 8TH: Landreaux singled to right; Cubbage singled to left
[Landreaux to second]; R. Jackson out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Landreaux to third, Cubbage to second];
Edwards was walked intentionally; Castino out on a sacrifice
bunt (first unassisted) [Landreaux scored, Cubbage to third,
Edwards to second]; Wynegar grounded out (second to first); 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 5, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 8TH: Morales popped to first in foul territory; Parrish
flied out to left; Thompson flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Twins 5, Tigers 3.

TWINS 9TH: Wilfong flied out to right; Smalley struck out; Adams
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 5,
Tigers 3.

TIGERS 9TH: RIVERA REPLACED ADAMS (PLAYING RF); Wockenfuss
singled to left; STAUB BATTED FOR BROOKENS; Staub forced
Wockenfuss (second to shortstop); WAGNER RAN FOR STAUB; SUMMERS
BATTED FOR TRAMMELL; Summers homered [Wagner scored]; LeFlore
walked; Twins Manager Gene Mauch ejected by HP umpire Dallas
Parks; LeFlore stole second [LeFlore to third (error by
Wynegar)]; Whitaker singled to right [LeFlore scored
(unearned)]; 3 R (2 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 5, Tigers 6.



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