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Friday May 22, 1970
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A seven-run lead proved insufficient for the White Sox, who folded and lost to the Athletics, 9-8, with the deciding tally scoring on an error by John Matias in the eighth inning. Ed Herrmann homered with two men on base in the first when the White Sox jumped off with six runs. A two-run homer by Carlos May in the fourth padded the lead to 8-1.

The Athletics began their comeback with four runs in the sixth, three scoring on a circuit clout by John Donaldson. Two men were on base with walks and two were out when the A's resumed their rally in the eighth. Sal Bando singled for one run and Felipe Alou doubled to drive in two more. Don Mincher followed with a fly to right field and when Matias misjudged the ball for an error, Alou counted the winning run. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 9, Chicago White Sox 8

Game Played on Friday, May 22, 1970 (Night game) at Comiskey Park I

A's          0  1  0    0  0  4    0  4  0  -   9 13  1
White Sox    6  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   8 11  1


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         3   0   1   0     0   1   .261      O'Brien 2b            4   1   1   0     1   0   .241
  Donaldson ph,ss     3   1   1   3     0   1   .167      Aparicio ss           4   1   1   0     1   0   .336
Jackson rf            3   0   1   0     2   1   .189      Hopkins 1b            4   1   1   0     1   0   .356
Monday cf             4   1   0   0     1   1   .289      May lf                5   2   1   3     0   2   .314
Bando 3b              4   1   2   1     1   0   .260      Melton 3b             5   1   2   1     0   2   .308
Alou lf               4   1   2   2     1   0   .353      Matias rf             5   1   3   1     0   1   .222
Mincher 1b            5   1   1   0     0   1   .230      Herrmann c            3   1   2   3     2   0   .310
Duncan c              5   1   1   0     0   2   .260        Williams pr         0   0   0   0     0   0   .247
LaRussa 2b            4   1   2   0     1   1   .500      Berry cf              4   0   0   0     0   0   .270
Odom p                0   0   0   0     0   0   .250        McCraw ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .289
  Roland p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Janeski p             3   0   0   0     0   3   .050
  Francona ph         1   0   1   1     0   0   .286        Murphy p            1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Hunter pr           0   0   0   0     0   0   .182        Wood p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Downing p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .182
  Rudi ph             1   0   0   0     0   1   .359
  Lachemann p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Green ph            1   1   1   1     0   0   .203
  Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Tartabull ph        0   0   0   0     0   0   .375
  Haney ph            0   1   0   0     1   0   .000
  Grant p             1   0   0   0     0   1   .000

Totals               39   9  13   8     7  10             Totals               39   8  11   8     5   9

Time of Game: 3:15   Attendance:  8,886
Left on Base: A's 10, White Sox 9
DP: A's 1, White Sox 2
Errors: Campaneris, Matias
Doubles: Campaneris (8), Alou (14), Matias (2)
Home Runs: Donaldson (1), Herrmann (5), May (6)
GIDP: Bando (2), Monday (5)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Odom                    0.1   2   5   5   3   0   0   6   5.74
Roland                  0.2   1   1   1   0   1   1   3   3.38
Downing                 2     2   0   0   1   3   0  10   3.63
Lachemann               2     4   2   1   1   1   1  11   4.50
Lindblad W(1-0)         2     0   0   0   0   3   0   6   5.19
Grant SV(2)             2     2   0   0   0   1   0   8   1.44
Totals                  9    11   8   7   5   9   2  44

White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Janeski                 5    11   5   5   4   3   1  28   3.41
Murphy                  2.2   0   2   2   3   4   0  11   4.66
Wood L(2-4)             1.1   2   2   1   0   3   0   7   3.14
Totals                  9    13   9   8   7  10   1  46

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


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris doubled to left; Jackson walked;
Monday struck out; Bando grounded into a double play (second to
first) [Jackson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics
0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 1ST: O'Brien walked; Aparicio walked [O'Brien to
second]; Hopkins walked [O'Brien to third, Aparicio to second];
May forced Hopkins (second to shortstop) [Aparicio to third,
O'Brien scored]; Melton singled to center [May to second,
Aparicio scored]; Matias singled to center [Melton to second,
May scored]; ROLAND REPLACED ODOM (PITCHING); Herrmann homered
[Melton scored, Matias scored]; Berry grounded out (shortstop to
first); Janeski struck out; 6 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0,
White Sox 6.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Mincher
singled to right; Duncan flied out to left; LaRussa walked
[Mincher to second]; FRANCONA BATTED FOR ROLAND; Francona
singled to center [LaRussa to second, Mincher scored]; HUNTER
RAN FOR FRANCONA; Campaneris struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Athletics 1, White Sox 6.

WHITE SOX 2ND: DOWNING REPLACED HUNTER (PITCHING); O'Brien
grounded out (pitcher to first); Aparicio grounded out (third to
first); Hopkins singled to center; May struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, White Sox 6.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Jackson singled to right; Monday grounded into a
double play (first to shortstop to first) [Jackson out at
second]; Bando walked; Alou singled to center [Bando to second];
Mincher lined to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1,
White Sox 6.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Melton was called out on strikes; Matias singled
to center; Herrmann walked [Matias to second]; Berry reached on
a fielder's choice [Herrmann to second, Matias to third];
Janeski struck out; O'Brien forced Berry (shortstop unassisted);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Athletics 1, White Sox 6.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Duncan made an out to third; LaRussa singled to
center; RUDI BATTED FOR DOWNING; Rudi struck out; Campaneris
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics
1, White Sox 6.

WHITE SOX 4TH: LACHEMANN REPLACED RUDI (PITCHING); Aparicio
grounded out (third to first); Hopkins reached on an error by
Campaneris; May homered [Hopkins scored (unearned)]; Melton
singled to center; Matias doubled to right [Melton to third];
Herrmann was walked intentionally; Berry lined into a double
play (left to catcher) [Melton out at home]; 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1
E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, White Sox 8.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Jackson walked; Monday flied out to left; Bando
singled to center [Jackson to second]; Alou popped to catcher in
foul territory; Mincher grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, White Sox 8.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Janeski struck out; O'Brien singled to left;
Aparicio lined to shortstop; Hopkins flied out to left; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, White Sox 8.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Duncan singled to center; LaRussa singled to
right [Duncan to second]; GREEN BATTED FOR LACHEMANN; Green
singled to center [LaRussa to second, Duncan scored]; DONALDSON
BATTED FOR CAMPANERIS; Donaldson homered [LaRussa scored, Green
scored]; MURPHY REPLACED JANESKI (PITCHING); Jackson struck out;
Monday grounded out (pitcher to first); Bando popped to third in
foul territory; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 5, White Sox 8.

WHITE SOX 6TH: DONALDSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); LINDBLAD
REPLACED GREEN (PITCHING); May grounded out (third to first);
Melton struck out; Matias struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 5, White Sox 8.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Alou walked; Mincher struck out; Duncan struck
out; LaRussa was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 5, White Sox 8.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Herrmann popped to first in foul territory; Berry
grounded out (third to first); Murphy struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Athletics 5, White Sox 8.

ATHLETICS 8TH: TARTABULL BATTED FOR LINDBLAD; HANEY BATTED FOR
TARTABULL; Haney walked; Donaldson flied out to center; Jackson
grounded out (first unassisted) [Haney to second]; Monday
walked; WOOD REPLACED MURPHY (PITCHING); Bando singled to right
[Monday to second, Haney scored]; Alou doubled to right [Bando
scored, Monday scored]; Mincher reached on an error by Matias
[Alou scored (unearned) (no RBI)]; Duncan struck out; 4 R (3
ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 9, White Sox 8.

WHITE SOX 8TH: GRANT REPLACED HANEY (PITCHING); O'Brien popped
to catcher in foul territory; Aparicio singled to left; Hopkins
flied out to right; May was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 9, White Sox 8.

ATHLETICS 9TH: LaRussa flied out to center; Grant struck out;
Donaldson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 9, White
Sox 8.

WHITE SOX 9TH: Melton grounded out (shortstop to first); Matias
flied out to right; Herrmann singled to left; WILLIAMS RAN FOR
HERRMANN; MCCRAW BATTED FOR BERRY; McCraw flied out to right; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 9, White Sox 8.



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