On this day in 1970 the Orioles defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-5. Mike Cuellar improved to 11-5 on the year with a 7.0 inning effort in which he allowed 5 runs on 8 hits while walking 2 and striking out 2.
Cuellar helped himself out by going 3 for 4 with a homerun (his second), 1 run scored and 2 RBI. Homeruns by Elrod Hendricks (1 for 4, 1 R, 2 RBI) and Terry Crowley (1 for 4, 1 R, 2 RBI) accounted for the rest of the Orioles run total.
Bill Freehan came up big for the Tigers: 3 for 3, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 runs scored and 1 RBI.
Variations in value on players almost don't matter if they're talented enough, because salaries are pro-rated. The short season makes wacky things like us signing Puig for a $4 million (after the pro rata adjustment) deal plausible. That wouldn't be worth it at all if we had to pay for a full season. A player would have to be massively overvalued for him to not make sense.