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Wednesday April 29, 1970
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Three players and a coach were banished for fighting in a brushback battle that saw the Red Sox defeat the Athletics, 5-3. The brawl broke out when Sonny Siebert, the Red Sox starter, hit Reggie Jackson with a pitch in the sixth inning. Jackson and Blue Moon Odom of the A's and Siebert and coach George Thomas of the Red Sox were banished.

The Red Sox scored twice in the first on three singles and a wild pitch. Siebert was hit by a pitch in the fifth when the Red Sox went on to kayo Chuck Dobson with a single by Mike Andrews, double by Luis Alvarado and single by Tony Conigliaro. After Siebert was ejected in the next stanza, the Red Sox had to call on four relief pitchers to emerge with their victory. Tito Francona homered for the A's first run in the seventh inning. [The Sporting News]


Boston Red Sox 5, Oakland Athletics 3

Game Played on Wednesday, April 29, 1970 (Night game) at Fenway Park

A's          0  0  0    0  0  0    1  2  0  -   3  8  0
Red Sox      2  0  0    0  2  0    1  0  x  -   5 11  1


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Red Sox              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Alou lf,rf            4   0   2   0     1   0   .278      Andrews 2b            4   2   2   0     0   0   .261
Monday cf             5   0   0   0     0   5   .329      Alvarado 3b           4   2   3   1     0   0   .292
Jackson rf            2   0   1   0     0   1   .156      Yastrzemski lf        2   0   1   2     2   0   .297
  Tartabull pr,lf     1   0   0   0     0   0   .000      T. Conigliaro rf      3   0   2   2     1   0   .281
Bando 3b              3   1   0   0     2   1   .152        Smith pr,cf         0   0   0   0     0   0   .318
Mincher 1b            3   1   1   0     1   2   .255      Petrocelli ss         1   0   0   0     0   0   .230
Green 2b              4   0   1   1     0   2   .224        Schofield ss        3   0   0   0     0   0   .444
Duncan c              4   0   1   0     0   2   .238      Scott 1b              4   0   2   0     0   1   .250
Pena ss               4   0   1   1     0   0   .268      B. Conigliaro cf,rf   4   0   0   0     0   1   .200
Dobson p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .111      Satriano c            3   0   1   0     1   0   .333
  Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Siebert p             1   1   0   0     0   0   .000
  Francona ph         1   1   1   1     0   0   .333        Stange p            1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Segui p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Brett p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Grant p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Phillips p          1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Johnson ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .194        Lyle p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Fingers p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               34   3   8   3     4  14             Totals               31   5  11   5     4   2

Time of Game: 2:54   Attendance: 14,297
Left on Base: A's 10, Red Sox 7
DP: A's 3, Red Sox 0
Errors: Andrews
Doubles: Mincher (4), Alvarado 2 (6)
Triples: Scott (2)
Home Runs: Francona (1)
Stolen Bases: Jackson 2 (7), Bando (2)
Caught Stealing: Yastrzemski (3)
Sacrifice Hits: Tartabull (1)
GIDP: Schofield 2 (2)
Hit by Pitch: Jackson (3,by Siebert), Siebert (1,by Dobson)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dobson L(1-4)           4.1   7   4   4   2   1   0  22   6.00
Lindblad                1.2   1   0   0   1   1   0   5   0.00
Segui                   0.1   2   1   1   1   0   0   4   4.26
Grant                   0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0.00
Fingers                 1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4   4.50
Totals                  8    11   5   5   4   2   0  36

Red Sox                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Siebert W(1-1)          5     4   0   0   1   9   0  21   7.71
Stange                  1.1   1   1   1   1   2   1   6   2.25
Brett                   0.2   1   2   2   2   1   0   5   7.56
Phillips                1     2   0   0   0   1   0   5   0.00
Lyle SV(5)              1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3   0.00
Totals                  9     8   3   3   4  14   1  40

Hit by Pitch: Dobson (2), Siebert (1)
Wild Pitches: Dobson (2), Fingers (1), Phillips (1)

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


ATHLETICS 1ST: Alou grounded out (second to first); Monday
struck out; Jackson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics
0, Red Sox 0.

RED SOX 1ST: Andrews singled to center; Alvarado singled to
right [Andrews to second]; Dobson threw a wild pitch [Alvarado
to second, Andrews to third]; Yastrzemski singled to center
[Alvarado scored, Andrews scored]; Yastrzemski was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); T. Conigliaro walked;
Petrocelli popped to first in foul territory; Scott forced T.
Conigliaro (shortstop to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 0, Red Sox 2.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando struck out; Mincher struck out; Green
singled to left; Duncan popped to catcher in foul territory; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Red Sox 2.

RED SOX 2ND: B. Conigliaro grounded out (third to first);
Satriano singled to center; Siebert grounded out (pitcher to
first) [Satriano to second]; Andrews lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Red Sox 2.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Pena lined to center; Dobson struck out; Alou
made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Red
Sox 2.

RED SOX 3RD: Alvarado made an out to shortstop; Yastrzemski
flied out to left; T. Conigliaro grounded out (third to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Red Sox 2.

ATHLETICS 4TH: SCHOFIELD REPLACED PETROCELLI (PLAYING SS);
Monday struck out; Jackson singled to center; Jackson stole
second; Bando walked; Jackson stole third and Bando stole
second; Mincher was called out on strikes; Green struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0, Red Sox 2.

RED SOX 4TH: Schofield flied out to center; Scott struck out; B.
Conigliaro grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 0, Red Sox 2.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Duncan singled to left; Pena flied out to
right; a Sonny Siebert pitch sailed in on Chuck Dobson; the
ball struck the bat as Dobson ducked; Dobson popped to first
in foul territory; Alou singled to center [Duncan to second];
Monday struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0, Red Sox 2.

RED SOX 5TH: Satriano made an out to third; Siebert was hit by a
pitch; Chuck Dobson retaliated by hitting Sonny Siebert on
the left shoulder; Siebert started to charged the mound but was
restrained; both benches cleared; Andrews singled [Siebert
to second]; Alvarado doubled to left [Andrews to third, Siebert
scored]; Yastrzemski was walked intentionally; T. Conigliaro
singled to left [Yastrzemski to second, Alvarado to third,
Andrews scored]; LINDBLAD REPLACED DOBSON (PITCHING); Schofield
grounded into a double play (third to catcher to first)
[Alvarado out at home]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0, Red
Sox 4.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Jackson was hit by a pitch; Reggie Jackson
started to charge the mound but was restrained by HP umpire Bill
Haller; both benches cleared; three Oakland players charged
Sonny Siebert and knocked him down; some fighting and shoving
started; when the melee had quieted, Jackson charged Siebert
again and wrestled him to the ground; Sievert, Jackson, Blue
Moon Odom and Red Sox coach George Thomas ejected by Haller;
TARTABULL RAN FOR JACKSON; STANGE REPLACED SIEBERT (PITCHING);
Bando made an out to first; Mincher walked [Tartabull to
second]; Green struck out; Duncan struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Athletics 0, Red Sox 4.

RED SOX 6TH: TARTABULL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); ALOU CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Scott tripled to right; B. Conigliaro
struck out; Satriano walked; Stange hit into a double play
(right to catcher) [Scott out at home]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 0, Red Sox 4.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Pena flied out to center; FRANCONA BATTED FOR
LINDBLAD; Francona homered; BRETT REPLACED STANGE (PITCHING);
Alou walked; Monday struck out; Tartabull forced Alou (shortstop
unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Red Sox 4.

RED SOX 7TH: SEGUI REPLACED FRANCONA (PITCHING); Andrews popped
to first in foul territory; Alvarado doubled to left;
Yastrzemski was walked intentionally; T. Conigliaro singled to
left [Yastrzemski to third, Alvarado scored]; SMITH RAN FOR T.
CONIGLIARO; GRANT REPLACED SEGUI (PITCHING); Schofield grounded
into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Smith out at
second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Red Sox 5.

ATHLETICS 8TH: SMITH STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); B. CONIGLIARO
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Bando walked; Mincher doubled to
center [Bando to third]; PHILLIPS REPLACED BRETT (PITCHING);
Green grounded out (shortstop to first) [Bando scored]; Phillips
threw a wild pitch [Mincher to third]; Duncan struck out; Pena
singled to second [Mincher scored, Pena to second (error by
Andrews)]; JOHNSON BATTED FOR GRANT; Johnson flied out to left;
2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, Red Sox 5.

RED SOX 8TH: FINGERS REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING); Scott singled
to right; Fingers threw a wild pitch [Scott to second]; B.
Conigliaro flied out to center [Scott to third]; Satriano
grounded out (third to first); Phillips grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, Red Sox 5.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Alou singled to left; LYLE REPLACED PHILLIPS
(PITCHING); Monday was called out on strikes; Tartabull out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Alou to second]; Bando lined
to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, Red Sox 5.



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