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Monday, May 11, 2015

Tigers Outlast ChiSox in 1st Game, Complete Sweep

July 16, 1970 at Chicago – Mickey Stanley tripled for his first hit of the ballgame in the top of the 20th. He tagged and scored on Al Kaline’s deep fly to RCF giving Detroit a 5-4 marathon victory. Just what the players wanted coming back from the All-Star Break. Tigers used 22 players from their 25-man active roster.

July 17, 1970 at Chicago – Norm Cash and Cesar Gutierrez produced RBI singles in the T7 to lift Detroit to 7-6 win. The Tigers battled back from a 3rd inning grand slam by Gail Hopkins (6).

July 18, 1970 at Chicago – Mickey Lolich (8-9) breezed through 7 innings, gave up 4 in the 8th, but with the help of Tom Timmermann (9) in the 9th, won the game 6-4 and completed the sweep for the Tigers. Bill Freehan (14) and Willie Horton (20) each homered and drove in 2 runs to pace the offensive attack.

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