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Saturday April 18, 1970
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Hitless previously this season, Rick Renick connedted for the first grand-slam homer of his big league career as the Twins exploded for seven runs in the fourth inning to defeat the Athletics, 11-5. Don Mincher hit two homers to account for all of the A's runs. In the fourth, Tony Oliva doubled, Brant Alyea singled and Leo Cardenas walked to load the bases for Renick's jackpot wallop off Al Downing. The Twins' 18-hit attack also included five straight singles by Rod Carew and a double and three singles by Oliva. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 11, Oakland Athletics 5

Game Played on Saturday, April 18, 1970 (Day game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Twins        1  0  0    7  0  2    0  1  0  -  11 18  0
A's          3  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   5 10  2


Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Tovar cf              6   2   3   0     0   0   .265      Alou lf               5   1   1   0     0   0   .293
Carew 2b              5   2   5   0     0   0   .400      Monday cf             5   0   1   0     0   3   .395
Killebrew 1b          2   1   0   2     1   2   .300      Johnson 3b            3   2   1   0     1   0   .308
  Reese 1b            0   0   0   0     0   0   .095      Jackson rf            4   0   0   0     0   1   .083
Oliva rf              5   2   4   2     0   0   .438      Mincher 1b            4   2   2   5     0   2   .240
Alyea lf              4   1   2   1     0   0   .429      Green 2b              3   0   0   0     0   0   .206
  Holt lf             1   0   1   1     0   0   .429      Pena ss               4   0   3   0     0   0   .417
Cardenas ss           4   1   0   0     1   3   .222      Duncan c              3   0   1   0     1   0   .222
Mitterwald c          5   0   0   0     0   1   .222      Downing p             1   0   1   0     0   0   .500
Renick 3b             5   1   2   4     0   2   .333        Fingers p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Tiant p               3   1   1   0     0   1   .500        Grant p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Perranoski p        2   0   0   0     0   2   .000        Francona ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .286
                                                            Rodriguez p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Rudi ph             1   0   0   0     0   1   .125
                                                            Segui p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Fernandez ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .091

Totals               42  11  18  10     2  11             Totals               35   5  10   5     2   7

Time of Game: 2:59   Attendance: 11,266
Left on Base: Twins 8, A's 6
DP: Twins 1, A's 1
Errors: Alou, Mincher
Doubles: Tovar 2 (3), Oliva (3), Renick (1), Alou (2), Johnson (1)
Home Runs: Renick (1), Mincher 2 (3)
Caught Stealing: Carew (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Killebrew 2 (2)
GIDP: Duncan (1)
Hit by Pitch: Green (1,by Tiant)


Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Tiant W(1-0)            5     8   5   5   1   4   2  24   6.75
Perranoski SV(1)        4     2   0   0   1   3   0  14   3.00
Totals                  9    10   5   5   2   7   2  38

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Downing L(1-1)          3.1   6   5   5   1   5   1  17   4.50
Fingers                 0.1   4   3   3   1   0   0   5   4.26
Grant                   0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2   0.00
Rodriguez               2     3   2   1   0   2   0   9   3.86
Segui                   3     4   1   1   0   4   0  13   2.25
Totals                  9    18  11  10   2  11   1  46

Hit by Pitch: Tiant (1)
Wild Pitches: Segui (1)

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


TWINS 1ST: Tovar doubled; Carew singled [Tovar to third]; Carew
was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Killebrew hit
a sacrifice fly to right [Tovar scored]; Oliva reached on an
error by Mincher [Oliva to second]; Alyea flied out to left; 1
R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Alou doubled; Monday struck out; Johnson walked;
Jackson struck out; Mincher homered [Alou scored, Johnson
scored]; Green was hit by a pitch; Pena made an out to second; 3
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 1, Athletics 3.

TWINS 2ND: Cardenas struck out; Mitterwald flied out to center;
Renick struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 1, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Duncan singled; Downing singled [Duncan to
second]; Alou made an out to shortstop; Monday was called out on
strikes; Johnson forced Duncan (third unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Twins 1, Athletics 3.

TWINS 3RD: Tiant struck out; Tovar grounded out (pitcher to
first); Carew singled; Killebrew struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Twins 1, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Jackson grounded out (pitcher to first); Mincher
struck out; Green flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Twins 1, Athletics 3.

TWINS 4TH: Oliva doubled; Alyea singled [Oliva to third];
Cardenas walked [Alyea to second]; Mitterwald struck out; Renick
homered [Oliva scored, Alyea scored, Cardenas scored]; FINGERS
REPLACED DOWNING (PITCHING); Tiant singled; Tovar singled [Tiant
to second, Tovar out at second (first unassisted)]; Cesar
Tovar rounded 1B too far; Carew singled [Tiant to third];
Killebrew walked [Carew to second]; Oliva singled [Tiant scored,
Carew scored, Killebrew to third]; GRANT REPLACED FINGERS
(PITCHING); Alyea singled [Killebrew scored, Oliva to second];
Cardenas forced Alyea (shortstop to second); 7 R, 8 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Twins 8, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Pena singled; Duncan made an out to shortstop;
FRANCONA BATTED FOR GRANT; Francona popped to third in foul
territory; Alou forced Pena (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Twins 8, Athletics 3.

TWINS 5TH: RODRIGUEZ REPLACED FRANCONA (PITCHING); Mitterwald
grounded out (third to first); Renick struck out; Tiant flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 8, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Monday singled; Johnson doubled to center [Monday
out at home (center to second to catcher)]; Jackson flied out to
center; Mincher homered [Johnson scored]; Green made an out to
third; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 8, Athletics 5.

TWINS 6TH: Tovar doubled; Carew singled [Tovar to third, Carew
to second (on throw to home)]; Killebrew sacrifice flied into a
double play to center [Tovar scored, Carew out at third (center
to catcher to third)]; Oliva singled to center; Alyea reached on
an error by Alou [Oliva scored (unearned)]; Cardenas struck out;
2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 10, Athletics 5.

ATHLETICS 6TH: PERRANOSKI REPLACED TIANT (PITCHING); HOLT
REPLACED ALYEA (PLAYING LF); Pena singled; Duncan walked [Pena
to second]; RUDI BATTED FOR RODRIGUEZ; Rudi struck out; Alou
flied out to left; Monday made an out to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Twins 10, Athletics 5.

TWINS 7TH: SEGUI REPLACED RUDI (PITCHING); Mitterwald flied out
to center; Renick grounded out (shortstop to first); Perranoski
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 10,
Athletics 5.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Johnson grounded out (third to first); Jackson
flied out to right; Mincher was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 10, Athletics 5.

TWINS 8TH: Tovar grounded out (third to first); Carew singled;
Killebrew was called out on strikes; Oliva singled [Carew to
third]; Holt singled [Carew scored, Oliva to second]; Cardenas
struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 11, Athletics 5.

ATHLETICS 8TH: REESE REPLACED KILLEBREW (PLAYING 1B); Green
flied out to left; Pena singled; Duncan grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Pena out at second]; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 11, Athletics 5.

TWINS 9TH: Mitterwald grounded out (third to first); Renick
doubled; Segui threw a wild pitch [Renick to third]; Perranoski
struck out; Tovar made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Twins 11, Athletics 5.

ATHLETICS 9TH: FERNANDEZ BATTED FOR SEGUI; Fernandez made an out
to shortstop; Alou grounded out (third to first); Monday was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 11,
Athletics 5.



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