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Mike Epstein broke a tie with a two-run homer in the seventh inning to carry the Senators to a 6-4 victory in splitting a doubleheader with the Athletics, who won the first game, 3-1.

Blue Moon Odom was announced as the Athletics' starting pitcher for the opener, but reinjured his ailing right elbow while warming up. The umpires, however, ordered him to take the mound. After retiring the first batter on a grounder, Odom yielded to Rollie Fingers, who hurled the rest of the way and checked the Senators on five hits. Reggie Jackson homered for the A's. Epstein's winning smash for the Senators in the nightcap came with two out after a walk to Frank Howard. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 3, Washington Senators 1 (Game 1)

Game Played on Sunday, May 3, 1970 (Day game) at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium

A's          0  1  0    1  0  1    0  0  0  -   3  6  0
Senators     0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  5  0


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Senators             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         4   1   1   0     0   0   .189      Brinkman ss           3   0   0   0     0   0   .253
Green 2b              3   0   0   0     0   0   .213        Knowles p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Alou rf               4   0   1   1     0   0   .298        Reichardt ph        1   0   0   0     0   1   .286
Jackson cf            3   1   1   1     1   1   .162        Grzenda p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Bando 3b              3   0   1   0     1   1   .188      Stroud cf             4   0   1   0     0   1   .362
Francona lf           4   1   1   0     0   0   .308      Howard lf             3   0   0   0     1   2   .329
Mincher 1b            4   0   1   1     0   0   .239      Epstein 1b            4   0   1   0     0   0   .271
Fernandez c           2   0   0   0     2   0   .160      Maye rf               4   1   2   0     0   0   .352
Odom p                0   0   0   0     0   0   .154      Rodriguez 3b,ss       4   0   0   0     0   0   .261
  Fingers p           3   0   0   0     0   2   .000      B. Allen 2b,3b        3   0   1   1     0   1   .267
                                                          Roseboro c            3   0   0   0     0   1   .205
                                                          Bosman p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .143
                                                            Cullen ss           0   0   0   0     0   0   .154
                                                            Unser ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .213
                                                            Nelson 2b           0   0   0   0     0   0   .148

Totals               30   3   6   3     4   4             Totals               32   1   5   1     1   7

Time of Game: 2:12
Left on Base: A's 6, Senators 5
DP: A's 0, Senators 1
Doubles: Mincher (6), Alou (5), Bando (1), Maye (3)
Triples: Maye (1)
Home Runs: Jackson (5)
Sacrifice Hits: Green (1), Fingers (1)
GIDP: Francona (1)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Odom                    0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   4.70
Fingers W(1-0)          8.2   5   1   1   1   7   0  32   2.55
Totals                  9     5   1   1   1   7   0  33

Senators               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bosman L(3-3)           5.1   5   3   3   2   3   1  23   4.15
Knowles                 2.2   0   0   0   1   1   0   8   2.08
Grzenda                 1     1   0   0   1   0   0   5   2.77
Totals                  9     6   3   3   4   4   1  36

Wild Pitches: Grzenda (1)

Umpires: HP - Merle Anthony, 1B - Red Flaherty, 2B - Bob Stewart, 3B - Ron Luciano


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris grounded out (shortstop to first);
Green flied out to center; Alou flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Senators 0.

SENATORS 1ST: Brinkman grounded out (shortstop to first);
FINGERS REPLACED ODOM (PITCHING); Stroud struck out; Howard
popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 0, Senators 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Jackson popped to catcher in foul territory;
Bando grounded out (second to first); Francona singled to
center; Mincher doubled to right [Francona scored]; Fernandez
grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics
1, Senators 0.

SENATORS 2ND: Epstein singled to right; Maye popped to
shortstop; Rodriguez lined to right; B. Allen singled to center
[Epstein to third]; Roseboro flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Athletics 1, Senators 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Fingers was called out on strikes; Campaneris
grounded out (second to first); Green grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Senators 0.

SENATORS 3RD: Bosman struck out; Brinkman grounded out (third to
first); Stroud singled to center; Howard walked [Stroud to
second]; Epstein grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Senators 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Jackson
homered; Bando struck out; Francona popped to second; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Senators 0.

SENATORS 4TH: Maye flied out to center; Rodriguez flied out to
right; B. Allen was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Athletics 2, Senators 0.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Mincher lined to right; Fernandez popped to third
in foul territory; Fingers struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 2, Senators 0.

SENATORS 5TH: Roseboro flied out to right; Bosman flied out to
left; Brinkman popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Senators 0.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Campaneris singled to center; Green out on a
sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Campaneris to second]; Alou
doubled to left [Campaneris scored]; Jackson was walked
intentionally; Bando walked [Alou to third, Jackson to second];
KNOWLES REPLACED BRINKMAN (PITCHING); CULLEN REPLACED BOSMAN
(PLAYING SS); Francona grounded into a double play (pitcher to
catcher to first) [Alou out at home]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Athletics 3, Senators 0.

SENATORS 6TH: Stroud lined to shortstop; Howard was called out
on strikes; Epstein grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Senators 0.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Mincher flied out to center; Fernandez walked;
Fingers out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Fernandez
to second]; Campaneris popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, Senators 0.

SENATORS 7TH: Maye doubled to right; Rodriguez grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Maye to third]; B. Allen grounded out
(second to first) [Maye scored]; Roseboro struck out; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Senators 1.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Green flied out to left; Alou grounded out (third
to first); Jackson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics
3, Senators 1.

SENATORS 8TH: UNSER BATTED FOR CULLEN; Unser flied out to left;
REICHARDT BATTED FOR KNOWLES; Reichardt struck out; Stroud
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics
3, Senators 1.

ATHLETICS 9TH: GRZENDA REPLACED REICHARDT (PITCHING); NELSON
REPLACED UNSER (PLAYING 2B); RODRIGUEZ CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING SS); B. ALLEN CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); Bando
doubled to left; Francona grounded out (pitcher to first);
Grzenda threw a wild pitch [Bando to third]; Mincher grounded
out (second to first); Fernandez was walked intentionally;
Fingers forced Fernandez (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Athletics 3, Senators 1.

SENATORS 9TH: Howard was called out on strikes; Epstein lined to
center; Maye tripled to center; Rodriguez flied out to right; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, Senators 1.



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