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Manager Alvin Dark of the Indians called on five pitchers and was successful in gaining a 3-2 victory over the Athletics. Dick Ellsworth, the fourth man in the parade, took over with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning and faced just one batter, Tito Francona, who grounded into a double play.

Ellsworth then gained the decision when the Indians scored the tie-breaking run in the ninth on a single by Graig Nettles, a sacrifice by Eddie Leon and a single by Ted Uhlaender. Ray Fosse hit a homer for the Indians' first run and doubled and scored the second run on a single by Roy Foster. Reggie Jackson and Bert Campaneris homered for the A's. [The Sporting News]


Cleveland Indians 3, Oakland Athletics 2

Game Played on Sunday, May 31, 1970 (Day game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Indians      0  1  0    0  0  0    0  1  1  -   3  6  0
A's          0  0  0    0  0  1    1  0  0  -   2  8  0


Indians              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Nettles 3b,lf,3b      4   1   2   0     0   1   .165      Campaneris ss         5   1   3   1     0   0   .232
Leon 2b               3   0   0   0     0   1   .208      Rudi lf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .328
Uhlaender cf          4   0   1   1     0   1   .261        Monday pr,cf        1   0   0   0     0   1   .272
Horton 1b             3   0   0   0     1   1   .238      Jackson cf,rf         4   1   1   1     1   2   .200
Sims lf               3   0   0   0     0   2   .176      Bando 3b              2   0   0   0     2   0   .271
  Hennigan p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Alou rf,lf            3   0   1   0     0   0   .344
  Ellsworth p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Mincher 1b            1   0   0   0     3   0   .248
  Pinson ph           0   0   0   0     0   0   .333      Fernandez c           3   0   2   0     1   0   .273
  Hinton ph,lf        1   0   0   0     0   0   .231      Green 2b              3   0   0   0     0   2   .197
Fosse c               3   2   2   1     0   0   .254        Francona ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .267
Foster rf             3   0   1   1     0   1   .233        LaRussa 2b          0   0   0   0     0   0   .265
Heidemann ss          3   0   0   0     0   0   .182      Hunter p              3   0   0   0     0   2   .152
Paul p                2   0   0   0     0   2   .000        Lachemann p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Lasher p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Brown 3b            1   0   0   0     0   0   .283        Tartabull ph        1   0   0   0     0   1   .300
  Hand p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .111

Totals               30   3   6   3     1   9             Totals               31   2   8   2     7   8

Time of Game: 2:39   Attendance: 10,223
Left on Base: Indians 2, A's 10
DP: Indians 3, A's 1
Doubles: Fosse (6)
Home Runs: Fosse (5), Jackson (8), Campaneris (4)
Caught Stealing: Heidemann (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Leon (8), Alou (1)
GIDP: Rudi (2), Fernandez (2), Francona (4)


Indians                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Paul                    5     5   1   1   2   4   1  21   4.30
Lasher                  1     0   0   0   2   0   0   4   4.11
Hennigan                1.1   2   1   1   3   1   1   9   3.00
Ellsworth W(1-0)        0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   4.50
Hand SV(3)              1     1   0   0   0   3   0   4   4.54
Totals                  9     8   2   2   7   8   2  39

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hunter L(7-5)           8.1   6   3   3   0   9   1  30   2.84
Lachemann               0     0   0   0   1   0   0   1   3.00
Lindblad                0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   4.82
Totals                  9     6   3   3   1   9   1  32

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


INDIANS 1ST: Nettles struck out; Leon flied out to right;
Uhlaender grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Indians 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris grounded out (third to first); Rudi
popped to first in foul territory; Jackson struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 0, Athletics 0.

INDIANS 2ND: Horton made an out to second; Sims struck out;
Fosse homered; Foster struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians
1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando grounded out (pitcher to first); Alou
singled to left; Mincher walked [Alou to second]; Fernandez
singled to shortstop [Mincher to second, Alou to third]; Green
struck out; Hunter struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Indians 1,
Athletics 0.

INDIANS 3RD: Heidemann flied out to left; Paul struck out;
Nettles singled to right; Leon struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Indians 1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Campaneris popped to first in foul territory;
Rudi flied out to center; Jackson walked; Bando flied out to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 1, Athletics 0.

INDIANS 4TH: Uhlaender struck out; Horton struck out; Sims
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians
1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Alou flied out to left; Mincher flied out to
right; Fernandez singled to left; Green forced Fernandez (third
to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 1, Athletics 0.

INDIANS 5TH: Fosse flied out to center; Foster flied out to
right; Heidemann made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Indians 1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Hunter struck out; Campaneris singled to left;
Rudi grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first)
[Campaneris out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 1,
Athletics 0.

INDIANS 6TH: Paul struck out; Nettles flied out to center; Leon
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Jackson homered; LASHER REPLACED PAUL (PITCHING);
Bando walked; Alou forced Bando (shortstop to second); Mincher
walked [Alou to second]; Fernandez grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Mincher out at second]; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Indians 1, Athletics 1.

INDIANS 7TH: Uhlaender flied out to center; Horton flied out to
center; Sims struck out; Duke Sims and Indians Manager Al
Dark ejected by HP umpire Bill Haller; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Indians 1, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 7TH: HENNIGAN REPLACED SIMS (PITCHING); BROWN REPLACED
LASHER (PLAYING 3B); NETTLES CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF);
Green struck out; Hunter grounded out (pitcher to first);
Campaneris homered; Rudi singled to left; MONDAY RAN FOR RUDI;
Jackson grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Indians 1, Athletics 2.

INDIANS 8TH: ALOU CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); JACKSON
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); MONDAY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING
CF); Fosse doubled; Foster singled to center [Fosse scored];
Heidemann forced Foster (pitcher to shortstop); Heidemann was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); Brown flied out to
right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 2, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Bando walked; Alou out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Bando to second]; Mincher was walked
intentionally; Fernandez walked [Bando to third, Mincher to
second]; ELLSWORTH REPLACED HENNIGAN (PITCHING); FRANCONA BATTED
FOR GREEN; Francona grounded into a double play (shortstop to
first) [Fernandez out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Indians
2, Athletics 2.

INDIANS 9TH: LARUSSA REPLACED FRANCONA (PLAYING 2B); Nettles
singled to right; Leon out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
second) [Nettles to second]; Uhlaender singled to center
[Nettles scored]; LACHEMANN REPLACED HUNTER (PITCHING); Horton
walked [Uhlaender to second]; PINSON BATTED FOR ELLSWORTH;
LINDBLAD REPLACED LACHEMANN (PITCHING); HINTON BATTED FOR
PINSON; Hinton hit into a double play (shortstop to third to
second) [Uhlaender out at third, Horton out at second]; 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 3, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 9TH: HINTON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); NETTLES
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); HAND REPLACED BROWN (PITCHING);
TARTABULL BATTED FOR LINDBLAD; Tartabull struck out; Campaneris
singled to shortstop; Monday struck out; Jackson struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 3, Athletics 2.



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