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Saturday April 11, 1970
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The Twins opened at home in 50-degree weather and warmed the enthusiasm of the crowd of 21,693 by defeating the Athletics, 8-2. Jim Kaat pitched a seven-hitter, with the A's runs coming on homers by Sal Bando and Reggie Jackson. Tony Oliva drove in two runs for the Twins with a bases-loaded single in the second inning and Kaat helped himself with a two-run single in the third. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 8, Oakland Athletics 2

Game Played on Saturday, April 11, 1970 (Day game) at Metropolitan Stadium

A's          0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  1  -   2  7  4
Twins        2  2  3    0  1  0    0  0  x  -   8  8  2


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         4   0   1   0     0   0   .222      Tovar cf              5   2   2   1     0   0   .200
Monday cf             4   0   0   0     0   1   .286      Carew 2b              4   0   2   1     0   1   .455
Alou lf               4   0   1   0     0   2   .222      Oliva rf              5   0   1   2     0   2   .400
Jackson rf            4   1   1   1     0   2   .143      Killebrew 3b          3   1   0   0     1   1   .300
Bando 3b              3   1   1   1     1   0   .267        Quilici 3b          1   0   0   0     0   0   .400
Green 2b              4   0   1   0     0   1   .250      Reese 1b              3   0   0   0     1   1   .167
Rudi 1b               3   0   1   0     0   0   .167      Holt lf               4   1   1   0     0   0   .400
Duncan c              3   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Mitterwald c          3   1   0   0     1   1   .417
Odom p                1   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Cardenas ss           2   2   1   0     1   0   .273
  Roland p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Kaat p                3   1   1   2     0   1   .333
  Johnson ph          1   0   1   0     0   0  1.000
  Rodriguez p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Francona ph         1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               32   2   7   2     1   7             Totals               33   8   8   6     4   7

Time of Game: 2:31   Attendance: 21,653
Left on Base: A's 4, Twins 8
DP: A's 0, Twins 2
Errors: Bando, Rudi, Duncan 2, Reese, Mitterwald
Home Runs: Bando (2), Jackson (1)
Stolen Bases: Tovar (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Cardenas (1), Kaat (1)
GIDP: Monday (1), Rudi (1)
Hit by Pitch: Carew (1,by Odom)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Odom L(1-1)             2.1   5   7   5   3   3   0  18   9.82
Roland                  2.2   2   1   0   1   2   0  12   0.00
Rodriguez               2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6   0.00
Lindblad                1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4   0.00
Totals                  8     8   8   5   4   7   0  40

Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kaat W(1-0)             9     7   2   2   1   7   2  33   2.00
Totals                  9     7   2   2   1   7   2  33

Passed Balls: Duncan (1)
Hit by Pitch: Odom (1)

Umpires: HP - Jim Odom, 1B - Bill Kunkel, 2B - Ed Runge, 3B - Bill Haller


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris flied out to right; Monday struck out;
Mitterwald dropped a foul fly hit by Alou for an error; Alou
singled; Jackson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Athletics 0, Twins 0.

TWINS 1ST: Tovar singled; Tovar stole second; Carew struck out;
Oliva grounded out (pitcher to first); Killebrew reached on an
error by Bando [Tovar scored (unearned) (no RBI)]; Reese reached
on an error by Rudi [Killebrew to second]; Duncan allowed a
passed ball [Killebrew scored (error by Duncan) (unearned),
Reese to second]; Holt popped to third in foul territory; 2 R (0
ER), 1 H, 3 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Twins 2.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando grounded out (shortstop to first); Green
struck out; Rudi grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 0, Twins 2.

TWINS 2ND: Mitterwald struck out; Cardenas walked; Kaat flied
out to center; Tovar singled [Cardenas to second]; Carew was hit
by a pitch [Cardenas to third, Tovar to second]; Oliva singled
[Cardenas scored, Tovar scored, Carew to second]; Killebrew was
walked intentionally [Carew to third, Oliva to second]; Reese
struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Athletics 0, Twins 4.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Duncan grounded out (third to first); Odom
grounded out (catcher to first); Campaneris popped to catcher in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Twins 4.

TWINS 3RD: Holt singled; Mitterwald walked [Holt to second];
Cardenas out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher unassisted) [Holt to
third, Mitterwald to second]; Kaat singled [Holt scored,
Mitterwald scored, Kaat to second]; ROLAND REPLACED ODOM
(PITCHING); Tovar grounded out (shortstop to first); Carew
singled [Kaat scored]; Oliva struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 0, Twins 7.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Monday made an out to pitcher; Alou was called
out on strikes; Jackson grounded out (second to pitcher); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Twins 7.

TWINS 4TH: Killebrew struck out; Reese walked; Holt forced Reese
(second to shortstop); Mitterwald flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Twins 7.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Bando flied out to center; Green flied out to
left; Rudi singled; Duncan flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Athletics 0, Twins 7.

TWINS 5TH: Cardenas singled; Kaat reached on an error by Duncan
on a sacrifice bunt [Cardenas to third, Kaat to second]; Tovar
grounded out (third to first) [Cardenas scored (unearned)];
Carew grounded out (second to first) [Kaat to third]; Oliva
grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 0, Twins 8.

ATHLETICS 6TH: JOHNSON BATTED FOR ROLAND; Johnson singled;
Campaneris singled [Johnson to second]; Monday grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Johnson to third,
Campaneris out at second]; Alou was called out on strikes; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Twins 8.

TWINS 6TH: RODRIGUEZ REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING); Killebrew made
an out to shortstop; Reese flied out to right; Holt grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Twins
8.

ATHLETICS 7TH: QUILICI REPLACED KILLEBREW (PLAYING 3B); Jackson
was called out on strikes; Bando homered; Green singled; Rudi
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Green
out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 8.

TWINS 7TH: Mitterwald flied out to left; Cardenas grounded out
(third to first); Kaat was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 8.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Duncan grounded out (shortstop to first);
FRANCONA BATTED FOR RODRIGUEZ; Reese dropped a foul fly hit by
Francona for an error; Francona struck out; Campaneris grounded
out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1,
Twins 8.

TWINS 8TH: LINDBLAD REPLACED FRANCONA (PITCHING); Tovar flied
out to right; Carew singled; Oliva struck out; Quilici flied out
to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 8.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Monday grounded out (shortstop to first); Alou
flied out to right; Jackson homered; Bando walked; Green forced
Bando (shortstop unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics
2, Twins 8.



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