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Friday April 17, 1970
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After giving up two runs in the first inning on a single by Cesar Tovar and homer by Tony Oliva, Catfish Hunter bore down the rest of the way and pitched the Athletics to a 5-2 victory over the Twins. The A's came back with three runs on two homers in the fourth. Bob Johnson led off with a round-tripper and, after Roberto Pena singled, Dave Duncan hit for the circuit. Other runs scored in the fifth on singles by Felipe Alou and Johnson, a wild pitch, a sacrifice fly by Dick Green and single by Pena. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 5, Minnesota Twins 2

Game Played on Friday, April 17, 1970 (Night game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Twins        2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  5  0
A's          0  0  0    3  2  0    0  0  x  -   5 13  1


Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Tovar cf              3   1   1   0     1   1   .214      Campaneris ss         1   0   1   0     0   0   .194
Carew 2b              4   0   1   0     0   0   .280        Mincher 1b          3   0   1   0     1   1   .190
Oliva rf              4   1   2   2     0   0   .370      Monday cf             4   0   2   0     0   1   .424
Killebrew 3b          3   0   0   0     1   1   .333      Alou lf               3   1   2   0     1   1   .306
Reese 1b              3   0   0   0     0   1   .095      Jackson rf            4   0   0   0     0   3   .094
Alyea lf              4   0   0   0     0   1   .412      Johnson 1b,3b         4   2   2   1     0   0   .300
Mitterwald c          2   0   0   0     0   1   .273      Green 2b              3   0   0   1     0   0   .226
  Ratliff ph,c        2   0   0   0     0   2   .000      Pena 3b,ss            4   1   3   1     0   0   .350
Cardenas ss           4   0   1   0     0   2   .261      Duncan c              4   1   1   2     0   0   .200
Kaat p                1   0   0   0     0   0   .250      Hunter p              4   0   1   0     0   1   .143
  Barber p            1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Zepp p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Hall p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Manuel ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .500
  Williams p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               32   2   5   2     2   9             Totals               34   5  13   5     2   7

Time of Game: 2:43   Attendance:  9,186
Left on Base: Twins 6, A's 8
DP: Twins 1, A's 0
Errors: Johnson
Doubles: Mincher (2)
Home Runs: Oliva (2), Johnson (1), Duncan (1)
Stolen Bases: Tovar (2), Campaneris (3)
Sacrifice Hits: Reese (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Green (1)


Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kaat L(1-1)             3.1   8   3   3   1   4   2  17   3.65
Barber                  1.1   3   2   2   1   1   0   8   5.40
Zepp                    1     2   0   0   0   2   0   5   0.00
Hall                    0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0.00
Williams                2     0   0   0   0   0   0   6   0.00
Totals                  8    13   5   5   2   7   2  37

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hunter W(2-1)           9     5   2   2   2   9   1  35   1.23
Totals                  9     5   2   2   2   9   1  35

Wild Pitches: Barber (1)

Umpires: HP - Marty Springstead, 1B - Larry Barnett, 2B - Larry Napp, 3B - John Rice


TWINS 1ST: Tovar singled; Carew flied out to left; Oliva homered
[Tovar scored]; Killebrew was called out on strikes; Reese was
called out on strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics
0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris singled; Campaneris stole second;
Monday singled [Campaneris out at home (left to catcher)]; Alou
walked [Monday to second]; Jackson was called out on strikes;
Johnson flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 2,
Athletics 0.

TWINS 2ND: MINCHER REPLACED CAMPANERIS (PLAYING 1B); JOHNSON
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); PENA CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
SS); Alyea was called out on strikes; Mitterwald grounded out
(third to first); Cardenas struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Twins 2, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Green flied out to center; Pena singled; Duncan
forced Pena (pitcher to shortstop); Hunter singled [Duncan to
second]; Mincher struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 2,
Athletics 0.

TWINS 3RD: Kaat grounded out (second to first); Tovar flied out
to left; Carew grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Monday struck out; Alou singled; Jackson struck
out while Alou was out trying to advance to second (catcher to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 0.

TWINS 4TH: Oliva singled; Killebrew walked [Oliva to second];
Reese out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Oliva to
third, Killebrew to second]; Alyea reached on a fielder's choice
[Oliva out at home (shortstop to catcher), Killebrew stayed at
second]; Mitterwald was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Johnson homered; Green grounded out (pitcher to
first); Pena singled; Duncan homered [Pena scored]; BARBER
REPLACED KAAT (PITCHING); Hunter grounded out (third to first);
Mincher walked; Monday grounded out (first unassisted); 3 R, 3
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 3.

TWINS 5TH: Cardenas struck out; Barber grounded out (pitcher to
first); Tovar walked; Tovar stole second; Carew grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Alou singled; Jackson struck out; Johnson singled
[Alou to second]; Barber threw a wild pitch [Alou to third,
Johnson to second]; Green hit a sacrifice fly to right [Alou
scored]; Pena singled [Johnson scored]; ZEPP REPLACED BARBER
(PITCHING); Duncan flied out to left; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Twins 2, Athletics 5.

TWINS 6TH: Oliva flied to left in foul territory; Killebrew
flied out to center; Reese made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 5.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Hunter struck out; Mincher doubled; Monday
singled [Mincher to third]; Alou struck out; HALL REPLACED ZEPP
(PITCHING); Jackson popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 5.

TWINS 7TH: Alyea reached on an error by Johnson [Alyea to
second]; RATLIFF BATTED FOR MITTERWALD; Ratliff struck out;
Cardenas singled [Alyea to third]; MANUEL BATTED FOR HALL;
Manuel flied out to left; Tovar struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 5.

ATHLETICS 7TH: RATLIFF STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); WILLIAMS
REPLACED MANUEL (PITCHING); Johnson grounded out (first to
pitcher); Green made an out to second; Pena flied out to right;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 5.

TWINS 8TH: Carew singled; Oliva popped to catcher in foul
territory; Killebrew made an out to second; Reese grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 5.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Duncan flied out to left; Hunter grounded out
(third to first); Mincher flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 5.

TWINS 9TH: Alyea grounded out (second to first); Ratliff struck
out; Cardenas flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins
2, Athletics 5.



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