August 8, 1976
Cleveland at Detroit, doubleheader
A Sunday doubleheader, just like the old days. Detroit uses a seven run, 4th inning to take the lead, then hangs on for a 8-6 victory in game one. Both Ben Oglivie and Jason Thompson hit three run homers in the 4th. Ray Fosse hits a two run homer and Rico Carty hits a solo shot and a triple (imagine that!) for Cleveland.
Cleveland: Eckersley, Thomas (5), Hood (8) and Fosse
Detroit: Bare, Hiller (7) and Freehan
In the second game, the Tigers use two big innings to sweep the Indians. Rusty Staub hits a two run homer to cap off a three run, 3rd inning. Two walks and an error help the Tigers to four runs in the 6th inning to seal the win. Boog Powell hits a solo homer for the Tribe in a losing cause.
Cleveland: Waits, Kern (6) and Ashby
Detroit: Lemanczyk, Laxton (8) and Wockenfuss