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Friday May 29, 1970
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Sam McDowell pitched a two-hitter and was the winner in a duel with Blue Moon Odom when the Indians scored two unearned runs on errors by Bert Campaneris to defeat the Athletics, 2-1. Odom, who yielded four hits, was the loser on his 25th birthday.

The Indians scored initially in the third inning on a single by Jack Heidemann, a sacrifice, an error by Campaneris and an infield out by Eddie Leon. The A's run came on a homer by Joe Rudi in the fourth. Ray Fosse grounded to Campaneris in the seventh and reached second on the shortstop's wild throw. After advancing on a passed ball, Fosse scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly by Heidemann. [The Sporting News]


Cleveland Indians 2, Oakland Athletics 1

Game Played on Friday, May 29, 1970 (Night game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Indians      0  0  1    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   2  4  0
A's          0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  2  2


Indians              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Uhlaender cf          4   0   1   0     0   0   .268      Campaneris ss         4   0   0   0     0   0   .218
Leon 2b               4   0   0   1     0   1   .211      Monday cf             4   0   0   0     0   3   .276
Sims lf               4   0   0   0     0   1   .191      Rudi lf               4   1   1   1     0   3   .339
  Hinton lf           0   0   0   0     0   0   .240      Bando 3b              3   0   0   0     1   1   .271
Horton 1b             3   0   0   0     1   0   .243      Alou rf               3   0   1   0     0   0   .347
Nettles 3b            4   0   1   0     0   1   .149      Fernandez c           2   0   0   0     1   2   .250
Fosse c               3   1   0   0     1   2   .244      Francona 1b           1   0   0   0     1   0   .276
Foster rf             3   0   1   0     1   2   .238        Duncan ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .250
Heidemann ss          3   1   1   1     0   1   .183        Mincher 1b          0   0   0   0     0   0   .241
McDowell p            2   0   0   0     0   2   .263      LaRussa 2b            3   0   0   0     0   2   .267
                                                          Odom p                2   0   0   0     0   0   .238
                                                            Green ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .201
                                                            Lachemann p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               30   2   4   2     3  10             Totals               28   1   2   1     3  13

Time of Game: 2:27   Attendance:  7,640
Left on Base: Indians 6, A's 3
DP: Indians 0, A's 1
Errors: Campaneris 2
Home Runs: Rudi (3)
Caught Stealing: Bando (4)
Sacrifice Hits: McDowell (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Heidemann (3)
GIDP: Nettles (1)


Indians                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
McDowell W(7-3)         9     2   1   1   3  13   1  31   2.47
Totals                  9     2   1   1   3  13   1  31

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Odom L(4-4)             8     4   2   0   3   8   0  32   4.58
Lachemann               1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3   3.00
Totals                  9     4   2   0   3  10   0  35

Passed Balls: Fernandez (3)
Wild Pitches: McDowell (4)

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


INDIANS 1ST: Uhlaender flied out to center; Leon grounded out
(third to first); Sims flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Indians 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris flied out to left; Monday struck out;
Rudi struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 0, Athletics 0.

INDIANS 2ND: Horton grounded out (shortstop to first); Nettles
singled to right; Fosse was called out on strikes; Foster struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando struck out; Alou grounded out (shortstop to
first); Fernandez walked; Francona flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 0, Athletics 0.

INDIANS 3RD: Heidemann singled to center; McDowell out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Heidemann to second];
Uhlaender reached on an error by Campaneris [Uhlaender to
second, Heidemann to third]; Leon grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Heidemann scored (unearned)]; Sims made an out to first;
1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: LaRussa struck out; Odom grounded out (shortstop
to first); Campaneris made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Indians 1, Athletics 0.

INDIANS 4TH: Horton made an out to first; Nettles grounded out
(second to pitcher); Fosse walked; Foster singled to center
[Fosse to second]; Heidemann struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Indians 1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Monday struck out; Rudi homered; Bando walked;
Bando was caught stealing second (catcher to second); Alou lined
to shortstop; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 1, Athletics 1.

INDIANS 5TH: McDowell struck out; Uhlaender grounded out (second
to first); Leon struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 1,
Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Fernandez struck out; Francona walked; LaRussa
grounded out (catcher to first) [Francona to second]; Odom
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians
1, Athletics 1.

INDIANS 6TH: Sims popped to third in foul territory; Horton
flied out to left; Nettles struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Indians 1, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Campaneris made an out to shortstop; Monday
grounded out (second to first); Rudi struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Indians 1, Athletics 1.

INDIANS 7TH: Fosse reached on an error by Campaneris; Foster
walked [Fosse to second]; Fernandez allowed a passed ball [Fosse
to third]; Heidemann hit a sacrifice fly to left [Fosse scored
(unearned)]; On a bunt McDowell struck out; Uhlaender singled to
center [Foster to second]; Leon flied out to right; 1 R (0 ER),
1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Indians 2, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Bando made an out to second; Alou singled to
left; McDowell threw a wild pitch [Alou to second]; Fernandez
struck out; DUNCAN BATTED FOR FRANCONA; Duncan struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 2, Athletics 1.

INDIANS 8TH: MINCHER REPLACED DUNCAN (PLAYING 1B); Sims struck
out; Horton walked; Nettles grounded into a double play (first
to shortstop) [Horton out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Indians 2, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 8TH: HINTON REPLACED SIMS (PLAYING LF); LaRussa struck
out; GREEN BATTED FOR ODOM; Green struck out; Campaneris flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 2, Athletics 1.

INDIANS 9TH: LACHEMANN REPLACED GREEN (PITCHING); Fosse struck
out; Foster struck out; Heidemann grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 2, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Monday struck out; Rudi struck out; Bando flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 2, Athletics 1.



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