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The one-hit pitching of Chuck Dobson in first game and two-run homers by Blue Moon Odom and Don Mincher in the second game featured the Athletics' sweep of a doubleheader with the White Sox, 5-1 and 5-2. After Luis Aparicio walked in the first inning, Gail Hopkins singled for the only hit off Dobson. Aparicio took third and scored on a sacrifice fly by Bill Melton. Tito Francona drove in two runs for the A's with a pair of singles.

Odom homered in the second inning of the nightcap and Mincher followed with a blow in the third that sailed over the roof of the right-field stands, a batting feat achieved by only eight other players. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 5, Chicago White Sox 1 (Game 1)

Game Played on Sunday, May 24, 1970 (Day game) at Comiskey Park I

A's          0  0  0    1  0  2    0  2  0  -   5  9  0
White Sox    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  1  1


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         5   0   0   0     0   0   .250      Matias rf             3   0   0   0     1   0   .229
Rudi lf               5   2   2   0     0   1   .370      Aparicio ss           3   1   0   0     1   0   .320
Monday cf             4   1   1   0     0   1   .278      Hopkins 1b            4   0   1   0     0   0   .351
Bando 3b              4   0   2   1     0   0   .286      Melton 3b             2   0   0   1     0   1   .304
Alou rf               2   2   0   0     2   0   .360      Herrmann c            3   0   0   0     0   1   .289
Francona 1b           4   0   2   2     0   0   .320      Christian lf          3   0   0   0     0   1   .267
  Tartabull pr        0   0   0   0     0   0   .375      Berry cf              2   0   0   0     1   0   .267
  Mincher 1b          0   0   0   0     0   0   .222      Knoop 2b              3   0   0   0     0   1   .190
Fernandez c           3   0   1   1     1   1   .256      John p                2   0   0   0     0   0   .136
LaRussa 2b            3   0   0   1     0   0   .231        Murphy p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Dobson p              4   0   1   0     0   0   .120        McCraw ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .282

Totals               34   5   9   5     3   3             Totals               26   1   1   1     3   5

Time of Game: 2:07
Left on Base: A's 7, White Sox 2
DP: A's 1, White Sox 0
Errors: Aparicio
Doubles: Rudi (4), Monday (9)
Stolen Bases: Bando (5)
Caught Stealing: Campaneris (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Monday (2)
Sacrifice Flies: LaRussa (1), Melton (2)
GIDP: Knoop (2)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dobson W(4-4)           9     1   1   1   3   5   0  30   4.07
Totals                  9     1   1   1   3   5   0  30

White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
John L(4-7)             7.1   9   5   5   2   3   0  33   3.66
Murphy                  1.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   6   4.29
Totals                  9     9   5   5   3   3   0  39

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


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris grounded out (third to first); Rudi
was called out on strikes; Monday grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 1ST: Matias flied out to center; Aparicio walked;
Hopkins singled to right [Aparicio to third]; Melton hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Aparicio scored]; Herrmann flied out to
center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, White Sox 1.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando singled to left; Alou forced Bando
(shortstop to second); Francona forced Alou (second to
shortstop); Fernandez flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Athletics 0, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Christian grounded out (shortstop to first);
Berry walked; Knoop grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Berry out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Athletics 0, White Sox 1.

ATHLETICS 3RD: LaRussa flied out to left; Dobson flied out to
center; Campaneris grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Athletics 0, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 3RD: John grounded out (shortstop to first); Matias
grounded out (shortstop to first); Aparicio grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, White
Sox 1.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Rudi doubled to right; Monday was called out on
strikes; Bando singled to center [Rudi scored]; Alou flied out
to center; Bando stole second; Francona grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Hopkins made an out to third; Melton was called
out on strikes; Herrmann made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, White Sox 1.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Fernandez struck out; LaRussa grounded out
(shortstop to first); Dobson singled to left; Campaneris flied
out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Christian was called out on strikes; Berry
grounded out (second to first); Knoop struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Athletics 1, White Sox 1.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Rudi singled to left; Monday out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Rudi to second]; Bando flied out to
center; Alou was walked intentionally; Francona singled to right
[Alou to second, Rudi scored]; Fernandez singled to center
[Francona to second, Alou scored]; LaRussa grounded out (third
to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 3, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 6TH: John flied out to center; Matias made an out to
shortstop; Aparicio flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 3, White Sox 1.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Dobson reached on an error by Aparicio;
Campaneris forced Dobson (pitcher to shortstop); Campaneris was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); Rudi grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, White
Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Hopkins grounded out (pitcher to first); Melton
lined to center; Herrmann was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, White Sox 1.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Monday doubled to center; Bando grounded out
(first unassisted); Alou was walked intentionally; Francona
singled to center [Alou to second, Monday scored]; TARTABULL RAN
FOR FRANCONA; MURPHY REPLACED JOHN (PITCHING); Fernandez walked
[Alou to third, Tartabull to second]; LaRussa hit a sacrifice
fly to left [Alou scored]; Dobson forced Tartabull (third
unassisted); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 5, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 8TH: MINCHER REPLACED TARTABULL (PLAYING 1B);
Christian made an out to second; Berry grounded out (first
unassisted); Knoop grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 5, White Sox 1.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Campaneris grounded out (shortstop to first);
Rudi popped to catcher in foul territory; Monday grounded out
(first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 5, White
Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 9TH: MCCRAW BATTED FOR MURPHY; McCraw struck out;
Matias walked; Aparicio popped to catcher in foul territory;
Hopkins made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 5, White Sox 1.



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