1972 Detroit Tigers Game-by-Game Results

American League (AL)
Team Record: 86-70
Finished 1st in the AL's East Division
Attendance: 1,938,791, Avg. 25,851
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Won Division
American League Championship Series - Lost to Oakland Athletics 3-2
Manager: Billy Martin (86-70)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1972 Detroit Tigers Statistics
1972 Detroit Tigers Roster

The Detroit Tigers of the American League ended the 1972 season with a record of 86 wins and 70 losses, finishing first in the AL's East Division.

The Tigers plated 558 runs and surrendered 514 runs. Norm Cash paced Detroit with 22 home runs and recorded 61 runs batted in. Jim Northrup led all regular hitters by hitting .261. Mickey Lolich topped the squad with 22 wins, while Joe Coleman added 15 or more wins, too Mickey Lolich recorded a 2.50 ERA, leading regularly-used pitchers.

Billy Martin coached the team. The 1972 Detroit Tigers qualified for the playoffs as a division winner.

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Regular Season Runs For: 558
Regular Season Runs Against: 514

Date Game Res Home Road Record
April 15, 1972 Boston Red Sox 2 at Detroit Tigers 3 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
April 18, 1972 Detroit Tigers 5 at Baltimore Orioles 3 W 1-0 1-0 2-0
April 19, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at Baltimore Orioles 5 L 1-0 1-1 2-1
April 20, 1972 Detroit Tigers 0 at Baltimore Orioles 1 L 1-0 1-2 2-2
April 22, 1972 Detroit Tigers 8 at Milwaukee Brewers 2 W 1-0 2-2 3-2
April 23, 1972 Detroit Tigers 0 at Milwaukee Brewers 3 L 1-0 2-3 3-3
April 25, 1972 Detroit Tigers 4 at Texas Rangers 1 W 1-0 3-3 4-3
April 26, 1972 Detroit Tigers 8 at Texas Rangers 1 W 1-0 4-3 5-3
April 28, 1972 Chicago White Sox 0 at Detroit Tigers 12 W 2-0 4-3 6-3
April 29, 1972 Chicago White Sox 1 at Detroit Tigers 6 W 3-0 4-3 7-3
April 30, 1972 Chicago White Sox 6 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 3-1 4-3 7-4
May 2, 1972 Kansas City Royals 6 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 3-2 4-3 7-5
May 3, 1972 Kansas City Royals 1 at Detroit Tigers 6 W 4-2 4-3 8-5
May 5, 1972 Texas Rangers 2 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 4-3 4-3 8-6
May 6, 1972 Texas Rangers 1 at Detroit Tigers 4 W 5-3 4-3 9-6
May 7, 1972 Texas Rangers 4 at Detroit Tigers 7 W 6-3 4-3 10-6
May 9, 1972 Detroit Tigers 5 at Chicago White Sox 2 W 6-3 5-3 11-6
May 10, 1972 Detroit Tigers 0 at Chicago White Sox 7 L 6-3 5-4 11-7
May 13, 1972 Detroit Tigers 3 at Kansas City Royals 1 W 6-3 6-4 12-7
May 14, 1972 Detroit Tigers 4 at Kansas City Royals 8 L 6-3 6-5 12-8
May 14, 1972 Detroit Tigers 3 at Kansas City Royals 2 W 6-3 7-5 13-8
May 15, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 3 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 6-4 7-5 13-9
May 16, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 8 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 6-5 7-5 13-10
May 17, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 1 at Detroit Tigers 6 W 7-5 7-5 14-10
May 18, 1972 Boston Red Sox 2 at Detroit Tigers 7 W 8-5 7-5 15-10
May 19, 1972 Cleveland Indians 2 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 8-6 7-5 15-11
May 20, 1972 Cleveland Indians 2 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 8-7 7-5 15-12
May 21, 1972 Cleveland Indians 0 at Detroit Tigers 5 W 9-7 7-5 16-12
May 23, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 3 at Detroit Tigers 0 L 9-8 7-5 16-13
May 24, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 3 at Detroit Tigers 5 W 10-8 7-5 17-13
May 25, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 2 at Detroit Tigers 0 L 10-9 7-5 17-14
May 26, 1972 Detroit Tigers 8 at New York Yankees 2 W 10-9 8-5 18-14
May 27, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at New York Yankees 1 W 10-9 9-5 19-14
May 28, 1972 Detroit Tigers 5 at New York Yankees 4 W 10-9 10-5 20-14
May 29, 1972 Detroit Tigers 1 at New York Yankees 5 L 10-9 10-6 20-15
May 29, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at New York Yankees 4 L 10-9 10-7 20-16
May 31, 1972 Detroit Tigers 5 at Cleveland Indians 4 W 10-9 11-7 21-16
June 1, 1972 Detroit Tigers 0 at Cleveland Indians 1 L 10-9 11-8 21-17
June 2, 1972 Minnesota Twins 4 at Detroit Tigers 5 W 11-9 11-8 22-17
June 3, 1972 Minnesota Twins 3 at Detroit Tigers 5 W 12-9 11-8 23-17
June 4, 1972 Minnesota Twins 0 at Detroit Tigers 3 W 13-9 11-8 24-17
June 6, 1972 California Angels 6 at Detroit Tigers 8 W 14-9 11-8 25-17
June 6, 1972 California Angels 4 at Detroit Tigers 0 L 14-10 11-8 25-18
June 7, 1972 California Angels 5 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 14-11 11-8 25-19
June 9, 1972 Oakland Athletics 10 at Detroit Tigers 5 L 14-12 11-8 25-20
June 10, 1972 Oakland Athletics 5 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 14-13 11-8 25-21
June 11, 1972 Oakland Athletics 2 at Detroit Tigers 3 W 15-13 11-8 26-21
June 12, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at Minnesota Twins 1 W 15-13 12-8 27-21
June 13, 1972 Detroit Tigers 1 at Minnesota Twins 3 L 15-13 12-9 27-22
June 14, 1972 Detroit Tigers 3 at Minnesota Twins 2 W 15-13 13-9 28-22
June 16, 1972 Detroit Tigers 3 at California Angels 0 W 15-13 14-9 29-22
June 17, 1972 Detroit Tigers 3 at California Angels 2 W 15-13 15-9 30-22
June 18, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at California Angels 0 W 15-13 16-9 31-22
June 19, 1972 Detroit Tigers 4 at Oakland Athletics 7 L 15-13 16-10 31-23
June 20, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at Oakland Athletics 3 L 15-13 16-11 31-24
June 21, 1972 Detroit Tigers 5 at Oakland Athletics 2 W 15-13 17-11 32-24
June 24, 1972 Detroit Tigers 1 at Baltimore Orioles 3 L 15-13 17-12 32-25
June 24, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at Baltimore Orioles 1 W 15-13 18-12 33-25
June 25, 1972 Detroit Tigers 1 at Baltimore Orioles 2 L 15-13 18-13 33-26
June 26, 1972 New York Yankees 3 at Detroit Tigers 4 W 16-13 18-13 34-26
June 27, 1972 New York Yankees 2 at Detroit Tigers 5 W 17-13 18-13 35-26
June 28, 1972 Detroit Tigers 3 at Boston Red Sox 5 L 17-13 18-14 35-27
June 29, 1972 Detroit Tigers 8 at Boston Red Sox 4 W 17-13 19-14 36-27
June 30, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 3 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 17-14 19-14 36-28
July 1, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 0 at Detroit Tigers 2 W 18-14 19-14 37-28
July 2, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 7 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 18-15 19-14 37-29
July 3, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 15 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 18-16 19-14 37-30
July 4, 1972 Detroit Tigers 0 at Kansas City Royals 1 L 18-16 19-15 37-31
July 5, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at Kansas City Royals 8 L 18-16 19-16 37-32
July 6, 1972 Detroit Tigers 7 at Kansas City Royals 0 W 18-16 20-16 38-32
July 7, 1972 Detroit Tigers 6 at Chicago White Sox 4 W 18-16 21-16 39-32
July 8, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at Chicago White Sox 5 L 18-16 21-17 39-33
July 9, 1972 Detroit Tigers 4 at Chicago White Sox 5 L 18-16 21-18 39-34
July 9, 1972 Detroit Tigers 4 at Chicago White Sox 2 W 18-16 22-18 40-34
July 10, 1972 Texas Rangers 3 at Detroit Tigers 8 W 19-16 22-18 41-34
July 11, 1972 Texas Rangers 5 at Detroit Tigers 6 W 20-16 22-18 42-34
July 12, 1972 Texas Rangers 1 at Detroit Tigers 3 W 21-16 22-18 43-34
July 13, 1972 Kansas City Royals 4 at Detroit Tigers 6 W 22-16 22-18 44-34
July 14, 1972 Kansas City Royals 1 at Detroit Tigers 0 L 22-17 22-18 44-35
July 15, 1972 Kansas City Royals 3 at Detroit Tigers 5 W 23-17 22-18 45-35
July 16, 1972 Kansas City Royals 0 at Detroit Tigers 2 W 24-17 22-18 46-35
July 17, 1972 Chicago White Sox 1 at Detroit Tigers 3 W 25-17 22-18 47-35
July 18, 1972 Chicago White Sox 3 at Detroit Tigers 4 W 26-17 22-18 48-35
July 19, 1972 Chicago White Sox 3 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 26-18 22-18 48-36
July 20, 1972 Detroit Tigers 5 at Texas Rangers 1 W 26-18 23-18 49-36
July 21, 1972 Detroit Tigers 3 at Texas Rangers 1 W 26-18 24-18 50-36
July 22, 1972 Detroit Tigers 6 at Texas Rangers 2 W 26-18 25-18 51-36
July 23, 1972 Detroit Tigers 1 at Texas Rangers 3 L 26-18 25-19 51-37
July 27, 1972 Detroit Tigers 3 at Milwaukee Brewers 2 W 26-18 26-19 52-37
July 27, 1972 Detroit Tigers 8 at Milwaukee Brewers 5 W 26-18 27-19 53-37
July 28, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at Milwaukee Brewers 3 L 26-18 27-20 53-38
July 29, 1972 Detroit Tigers 3 at Milwaukee Brewers 8 L 26-18 27-21 53-39
July 30, 1972 Boston Red Sox 2 at Detroit Tigers 7 W 27-18 27-21 54-39
July 30, 1972 Boston Red Sox 4 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 27-19 27-21 54-40
July 31, 1972 Boston Red Sox 2 at Detroit Tigers 5 W 28-19 27-21 55-40
August 1, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 9 at Detroit Tigers 0 L 28-20 27-21 55-41
August 2, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 13 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 28-21 27-21 55-42
August 3, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 6 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 28-22 27-21 55-43
August 4, 1972 Detroit Tigers 0 at Cleveland Indians 1 L 28-22 27-22 55-44
August 5, 1972 Detroit Tigers 4 at Cleveland Indians 3 W 28-22 28-22 56-44
August 6, 1972 Detroit Tigers 1 at Cleveland Indians 2 L 28-22 28-23 56-45
August 6, 1972 Detroit Tigers 6 at Cleveland Indians 5 W 28-22 29-23 57-45
August 8, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at New York Yankees 4 L 28-22 29-24 57-46
August 9, 1972 Detroit Tigers 1 at New York Yankees 2 L 28-22 29-25 57-47
August 9, 1972 Detroit Tigers 6 at New York Yankees 0 W 28-22 30-25 58-47
August 10, 1972 Detroit Tigers 0 at New York Yankees 1 L 28-22 30-26 58-48
August 11, 1972 Cleveland Indians 5 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 28-23 30-26 58-49
August 12, 1972 Cleveland Indians 6 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 28-24 30-26 58-50
August 13, 1972 Cleveland Indians 2 at Detroit Tigers 3 W 29-24 30-26 59-50
August 13, 1972 Cleveland Indians 9 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 29-25 30-26 59-51
August 15, 1972 Minnesota Twins 7 at Detroit Tigers 6 L 29-26 30-26 59-52
August 17, 1972 Minnesota Twins 7 at Detroit Tigers 6 L 29-27 30-26 59-53
August 17, 1972 Minnesota Twins 2 at Detroit Tigers 12 W 30-27 30-26 60-53
August 18, 1972 California Angels 0 at Detroit Tigers 2 W 31-27 30-26 61-53
August 19, 1972 California Angels 1 at Detroit Tigers 10 W 32-27 30-26 62-53
August 20, 1972 California Angels 9 at Detroit Tigers 11 W 33-27 30-26 63-53
August 21, 1972 Oakland Athletics 5 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 33-28 30-26 63-54
August 22, 1972 Oakland Athletics 6 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 33-29 30-26 63-55
August 23, 1972 Oakland Athletics 5 at Detroit Tigers 7 W 34-29 30-26 64-55
August 26, 1972 Detroit Tigers 5 at Minnesota Twins 3 W 34-29 31-26 65-55
August 27, 1972 Detroit Tigers 5 at Minnesota Twins 3 W 34-29 32-26 66-55
August 27, 1972 Detroit Tigers 1 at Minnesota Twins 0 W 34-29 33-26 67-55
August 29, 1972 Detroit Tigers 1 at California Angels 3 L 34-29 33-27 67-56
August 30, 1972 Detroit Tigers 1 at California Angels 4 L 34-29 33-28 67-57
August 31, 1972 Detroit Tigers 0 at California Angels 4 L 34-29 33-29 67-58
September 1, 1972 Detroit Tigers 1 at Oakland Athletics 4 L 34-29 33-30 67-59
September 2, 1972 Detroit Tigers 3 at Oakland Athletics 1 W 34-29 34-30 68-59
September 3, 1972 Detroit Tigers 1 at Oakland Athletics 3 L 34-29 34-31 68-60
September 4, 1972 Cleveland Indians 1 at Detroit Tigers 2 W 35-29 34-31 69-60
September 5, 1972 Cleveland Indians 2 at Detroit Tigers 4 W 36-29 34-31 70-60
September 6, 1972 Detroit Tigers 4 at Baltimore Orioles 3 W 36-29 35-31 71-60
September 7, 1972 Detroit Tigers 0 at Baltimore Orioles 9 L 36-29 35-32 71-61
September 8, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at Baltimore Orioles 1 W 36-29 36-32 72-61
September 9, 1972 New York Yankees 3 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 36-30 36-32 72-62
September 10, 1972 New York Yankees 5 at Detroit Tigers 0 L 36-31 36-32 72-63
September 11, 1972 New York Yankees 4 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 36-32 36-32 72-64
September 12, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 2 at Detroit Tigers 3 W 37-32 36-32 73-64
September 13, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 5 at Detroit Tigers 6 W 38-32 36-32 74-64
September 15, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at Milwaukee Brewers 1 W 38-32 37-32 75-64
September 16, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at Milwaukee Brewers 1 W 38-32 38-32 76-64
September 17, 1972 Detroit Tigers 6 at Milwaukee Brewers 2 W 38-32 39-32 77-64
September 19, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at Cleveland Indians 3 L 38-32 39-33 77-65
September 19, 1972 Detroit Tigers 4 at Cleveland Indians 6 L 38-32 39-34 77-66
September 20, 1972 Detroit Tigers 4 at Cleveland Indians 1 W 38-32 40-34 78-66
September 21, 1972 Detroit Tigers 10 at Boston Red Sox 3 W 38-32 41-34 79-66
September 22, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at Boston Red Sox 3 L 38-32 41-35 79-67
September 23, 1972 Detroit Tigers 7 at Boston Red Sox 1 W 38-32 42-35 80-67
September 24, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at Boston Red Sox 7 L 38-32 42-36 80-68
September 27, 1972 New York Yankees 5 at Detroit Tigers 6 W 39-32 42-36 81-68
September 28, 1972 New York Yankees 3 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 39-33 42-36 81-69
September 29, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 5 at Detroit Tigers 12 W 40-33 42-36 82-69
September 30, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 4 at Detroit Tigers 13 W 41-33 42-36 83-69
October 1, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 1 at Detroit Tigers 5 W 42-33 42-36 84-69
October 2, 1972 Boston Red Sox 1 at Detroit Tigers 4 W 43-33 42-36 85-69
October 3, 1972 Boston Red Sox 1 at Detroit Tigers 3 W 44-33 42-36 86-69
October 4, 1972 Boston Red Sox 4 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 44-34 42-36 86-70
October 7, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at Oakland Athletics 3 L 0-0 0-1 0-1
October 8, 1972 Detroit Tigers 0 at Oakland Athletics 5 L 0-0 0-2 0-2
October 10, 1972 Oakland Athletics 0 at Detroit Tigers 3 W 1-0 0-2 1-2
October 11, 1972 Oakland Athletics 3 at Detroit Tigers 4 W 2-0 0-2 2-2
October 12, 1972 Oakland Athletics 2 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 2-1 0-2 2-3


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