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Cleveland Indians [6] Detroit Tigers [3]Play by Play
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Joe Niekro played in this game for DET
Play by Play results of this game. Play by Play data is available since 1957. The grid below provides an at-bat by at-bat record of this game including the game state at the time of the at bat, the batter and pitcher information and the results.

Date of GameTuesday August 31,1971Day/NightNight
StadiumTiger StadiumLocationDetroit,MI
Winning PitcherVince ColbertLosing PitcherJoe NiekroSaveSam McDowell

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InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
1Ted UhlaenderCLE1LF30.314LJoe NiekroDET 26.297R6/PPopout SS000
1Vada PinsonCLE2CF33.020LJoe NiekroDET 26.297R43Groundout 2B100
1Roy FosterCLE3RF26.033RJoe NiekroDET 26.297RS6Single SS200
1Graig NettlesCLE43B27.011LJoe NiekroDET 26.297RKStrikeout Swinging200Roy Foster
1Dick McAuliffeDET 12B31.276LVince ColbertCLE25.254RS9Single RF000
1Tony TaylorDET 23B35.256RVince ColbertCLE25.254RS5.1-2Single 3B000Dick McAuliffe
1Gates BrownDET 3LF32.121LVince ColbertCLE25.254R43.2-3;1-2Groundout 2B000Tony TaylorDick McAuliffe
1Norm CashDET 41B36.294LVince ColbertCLE25.254R5/PPopout 3B100Tony TaylorDick McAuliffe
1Jim NorthrupDET 5RF31.281LVince ColbertCLE25.254RIWIntentional Walk200Tony TaylorDick McAuliffe
1Jim PriceDET 6C29.322RVince ColbertCLE25.254R54(1)/FOGroundout 3B200Jim NorthrupTony TaylorDick McAuliffe
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
2Chris ChamblissCLE51B22.248LJoe NiekroDET 26.297R43Groundout 2B000
2John LowensteinCLE62B24.216LJoe NiekroDET 26.297RS7Single LF100
2Ken SuarezCLE7C28.141RJoe NiekroDET 26.297R43.1-2Groundout 2B100John Lowenstein
2Fred StanleyCLE8SS24.018RJoe NiekroDET 26.297RWWalk200John Lowenstein
2Vince ColbertCLE9P25.254RJoe NiekroDET 26.297R8Flyout CF200Fred StanleyJohn Lowenstein
2Mickey StanleyDET 7CF29.042RVince ColbertCLE25.254RS9Single RF000
2Ed BrinkmanDET 8SS29.268RVince ColbertCLE25.254R54(1)/FOGroundout 3B000Mickey Stanley
2Joe NiekroDET 9P26.297RVince ColbertCLE25.254R1/SH.1-2Groundout P100Ed Brinkman
2Dick McAuliffeDET 12B31.276LVince ColbertCLE25.254RWWalk200Ed Brinkman
2Tony TaylorDET 23B35.256RVince ColbertCLE25.254R13Groundout P200Dick McAuliffeEd Brinkman
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
3Ted UhlaenderCLE1LF30.314LJoe NiekroDET 26.297R5/PPopout 3B000
3Vada PinsonCLE2CF33.020LJoe NiekroDET 26.297RWWalk100
3Roy FosterCLE3RF26.033RJoe NiekroDET 26.297RSB2.1-3(E2/TH)Stolen Base (2nd)100Vada Pinson
3Roy FosterCLE3RF26.033RJoe NiekroDET 26.297RD7.3-HDouble LF100Vada Pinson
3Graig NettlesCLE43B27.011LJoe NiekroDET 26.297RHR/9.2-HHome Run RF100Roy Foster
3Chris ChamblissCLE51B22.248LJoe NiekroDET 26.297RS1Single P100
3John LowensteinCLE62B24.216LJoe NiekroDET 26.297R43.1-2Groundout 2B100Chris Chambliss
3Ken SuarezCLE7C28.141RJoe NiekroDET 26.297RWWalk200Chris Chambliss
3Fred StanleyCLE8SS24.018RJoe NiekroDET 26.297RS6.2-3;1-2Single SS200Ken SuarezChris Chambliss
3Vince ColbertCLE9P25.254RJoe NiekroDET 26.297R64(1)/FOGroundout SS200Fred StanleyKen SuarezChris Chambliss
3Gates BrownDET 3LF32.121LVince ColbertCLE25.254RS9Single RF000
3Norm CashDET 41B36.294LVince ColbertCLE25.254RS9.1-2Single RF000Gates Brown
3Jim NorthrupDET 5RF31.281LVince ColbertCLE25.254RS7.2-H;1-2Single LF000Norm CashGates Brown
3Jim PriceDET 6C29.322RVince ColbertCLE25.254R8Flyout CF000Jim NorthrupNorm Cash
3Mickey StanleyDET 7CF29.042RVince ColbertCLE25.254RKStrikeout Swinging100Jim NorthrupNorm Cash
3Ed BrinkmanDET 8SS29.268RVince ColbertCLE25.254R54(1)/FOGroundout 3B200Jim NorthrupNorm Cash
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
4Ted UhlaenderCLE1LF30.314LJoe NiekroDET 26.297R53Groundout 3B000
4Vada PinsonCLE2CF33.020LJoe NiekroDET 26.297RS8Single CF100
4Roy FosterCLE3RF26.033RJoe NiekroDET 26.297R3/G.1-2Groundout 1B100Vada Pinson
4Graig NettlesCLE43B27.011LJoe NiekroDET 26.297RHPHit by Pitch200Vada Pinson
4Chris ChamblissCLE51B22.248LJoe NiekroDET 26.297RHR/9.2-H;1-HHome Run RF200Graig NettlesVada Pinson
4John LowensteinCLE62B24.216LJoe NiekroDET 26.297RK/CStrikeout Swinging200
4Kevin CollinsDET 9PH25.027LVince ColbertCLE25.254R7Flyout LF000
4Dick McAuliffeDET 12B31.276LVince ColbertCLE25.254R5/PPopout 3B100
4Tony TaylorDET 23B35.256RVince ColbertCLE25.254RK/CStrikeout Swinging200
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
5Ken SuarezCLE7C28.141RBill DenehyDET 25.153R7Flyout LF000
5Fred StanleyCLE8SS24.018RBill DenehyDET 25.153RKStrikeout Swinging100
5Vince ColbertCLE9P25.254RBill DenehyDET 25.153RKStrikeout Swinging200
5Gates BrownDET 3LF32.121LVince ColbertCLE25.254RKStrikeout Swinging000
5Norm CashDET 41B36.294LVince ColbertCLE25.254RS9Single RF100
5Jim NorthrupDET 5RF31.281LVince ColbertCLE25.254RW.1-2Walk100Norm Cash
5Jim PriceDET 6C29.322RVince ColbertCLE25.254RS7.2-3;1-2Single LF100Jim NorthrupNorm Cash
5Mickey StanleyDET 7CF29.042RVince ColbertCLE25.254R8/SF.3-HFlyout CF100Jim PriceJim NorthrupNorm Cash
5Ed BrinkmanDET 8SS29.268RVince ColbertCLE25.254RWP.2-3;1-2200Jim PriceJim Northrup
5Ed BrinkmanDET 8SS29.268RVince ColbertCLE25.254RWWalk200Jim PriceJim Northrup
5Dalton JonesDET 9PH27.265LVince ColbertCLE25.254R53Groundout 3B200Ed BrinkmanJim PriceJim Northrup
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
6Ted UhlaenderCLE1LF30.314LRon PerranoskiDET 35.152LS8Single CF000
6Vada PinsonCLE2CF33.020LRon PerranoskiDET 35.152L24/SH.1-2Groundout C000Ted Uhlaender
6Roy FosterCLE3RF26.033RRon PerranoskiDET 35.152L9Flyout RF100Ted Uhlaender
6Graig NettlesCLE43B27.011LRon PerranoskiDET 35.152L8Flyout CF200Ted Uhlaender
6Dick McAuliffeDET 12B31.276LVince ColbertCLE25.254R8/LLineout CF000
6Tony TaylorDET 23B35.256RVince ColbertCLE25.254R63Groundout SS100
6Gates BrownDET 3LF32.121LVince ColbertCLE25.254RK/CStrikeout Swinging200
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
7Chris ChamblissCLE51B22.248LRon PerranoskiDET 35.152L8Flyout CF000
7John LowensteinCLE62B24.216LRon PerranoskiDET 35.152L43Groundout 2B100
7Ken SuarezCLE7C28.141RRon PerranoskiDET 35.152LHPHit by Pitch200
7Fred StanleyCLE8SS24.018RRon PerranoskiDET 35.152L13Groundout P200Ken Suarez
7Norm CashDET 41B36.294LVince ColbertCLE25.254R63Groundout SS000
7Jim NorthrupDET 5RF31.281LVince ColbertCLE25.254R63Groundout SS100
7Jim PriceDET 6C29.322RVince ColbertCLE25.254RS8Single CF200
7Mickey StanleyDET 7CF29.042RVince ColbertCLE25.254RS8.1-2Single CF200Jim Price
7Ed BrinkmanDET 8SS29.268RVince ColbertCLE25.254RPO1(E1).2-H(UR);1-3#200Mickey StanleyJim Price
7Ed BrinkmanDET 8SS29.268RAlan FosterCLE24.266R53Groundout 3B200Mickey Stanley
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
8Chuck HintonCLE9PH37.120RRon PerranoskiDET 35.152LS7Single LF000
8Ted UhlaenderCLE1LF30.314LRon PerranoskiDET 35.152L43.1-2Groundout 2B000Chuck Hinton
8Vada PinsonCLE2CF33.020LRon PerranoskiDET 35.152L3/G.2-3Groundout 1B100Chuck Hinton
8Roy FosterCLE3RF26.033RRon PerranoskiDET 35.152LKStrikeout Swinging200Chuck Hinton
8Bill FreehanDET 9PH29.275RSam McDowellCLE28.344L3/FLFlyout 1B000
8Aurelio RodriguezDET 1PH23.247RSam McDowellCLE28.344LKStrikeout Swinging100
8Tony TaylorDET 23B35.256RSam McDowellCLE28.344LS8Single CF200
8Al KalineDET 3PH36.255RSam McDowellCLE28.344LW.1-2Walk200Tony Taylor
8Norm CashDET 41B36.294LSam McDowellCLE28.344L3/GGroundout 1B200Al KalineTony Taylor
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
9Graig NettlesCLE43B27.011LFred SchermanDET 27.037L13Groundout P000
9Chris ChamblissCLE51B22.248LFred SchermanDET 27.037LKStrikeout Swinging100
9John LowensteinCLE62B24.216LFred SchermanDET 27.037LS9Single RF200
9Ken SuarezCLE7C28.141RFred SchermanDET 27.037LCS2(24)200John Lowenstein
9Jim NorthrupDET 5LF31.281LSam McDowellCLE28.344LK/CStrikeout Swinging000
9Jim PriceDET 6C29.322RSam McDowellCLE28.344LKStrikeout Swinging100
9Mickey StanleyDET 7CF29.042RSam McDowellCLE28.344LS8Single CF200
9Ed BrinkmanDET 8SS29.268RSam McDowellCLE28.344LWP.1-2200Mickey Stanley
9Ed BrinkmanDET 8SS29.268RSam McDowellCLE28.344L43Groundout 2B200Mickey Stanley