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For the second straight night, homers by Frank Fernandez and Sal Bando, together with the relief pitching of Mudcat Grant, enabled the Athletics to defeat the Orioles, this time by the score of 4-2. Joe Rudi started the sixth inning with a safe bunt, took second on a sacrifice and crossed the plate on a single by Don Mincher to tie the score at 1-1. Fernandez then smashed his homer to send the A's ahead, 3-1. Bando's belt added an extra run in the seventh.

Grant, who was the winner in relief in the previous night's game, returned to the mound and saved the decision for Catfish Hunter after taking over with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth. Merv Rettenmund singled to drive in a run, but Brooks Robinson grounded to Grant, who started a double play. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 4, Baltimore Orioles 2

Game Played on Thursday, June 4, 1970 (Night game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Orioles      0  0  1    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   2  7  0
A's          0  0  0    0  0  3    1  0  x  -   4  9  0


Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Buford lf             3   1   1   0     1   0   .228      Campaneris ss         5   0   2   0     0   1   .227
Johnson 2b            4   0   1   0     0   2   .285      Alou rf,lf            4   0   0   0     0   0   .345
F. Robinson rf        4   0   2   1     0   0   .356      Rudi lf               4   1   1   0     0   1   .329
Powell 1b             3   0   1   0     1   0   .324        Duncan c            0   0   0   0     0   0   .250
Rettenmund cf         4   0   1   1     0   2   .242      Bando 3b              2   1   1   1     1   0   .266
B. Robinson 3b        4   0   0   0     0   1   .280      Mincher 1b            3   1   2   1     1   0   .257
Dalrymple c           4   0   1   0     0   1   .235      Fernandez c           3   1   1   2     1   1   .273
Belanger ss           1   1   0   0     0   0   .183        Jackson pr,rf       0   0   0   0     0   0   .194
  May ph              1   0   0   0     0   0   .182      Monday cf             2   0   1   0     2   0   .282
  Floyd ss            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      LaRussa 2b            4   0   0   0     0   1   .205
  Salmon ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .467      Hunter p              3   0   1   0     0   0   .167
Phoebus p             1   0   0   0     0   0   .185        Grant p             0   0   0   0     1   0   .000
  Hardin p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Crowley ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .225
  Leonhard p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Watt p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .250
  Hendricks ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .210

Totals               32   2   7   2     2   6             Totals               30   4   9   4     6   4

Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance:  5,378
Left on Base: Orioles 7, A's 9
DP: Orioles 1, A's 2
Doubles: Johnson (10), Campaneris (10)
Home Runs: Fernandez (5), Bando (10)
Stolen Bases: Campaneris (11)
Caught Stealing: Jackson (5)
Sacrifice Hits: Phoebus (1), Bando (2)
GIDP: Crowley (3), B. Robinson (6), Fernandez (3)
Hit by Pitch: Belanger (2,by Hunter)


Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Phoebus L(3-4)          5.1   7   3   3   3   4   1  25   2.35
Hardin                  0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   3   3.57
Leonhard                1     1   1   1   1   0   1   5   9.90
Watt                    1     0   0   0   2   0   0   4   1.33
Totals                  8     9   4   4   6   4   2  37

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hunter W(8-5)           7.1   6   2   2   2   6   0  31   2.81
Grant SV(6)             1.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   5   0.99
Totals                  9     7   2   2   2   6   0  36

Hit by Pitch: Hunter (1)

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


ORIOLES 1ST: Buford grounded out (second to first); Johnson
grounded out (third to first); F. Robinson grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris was called out on strikes; Alou
grounded out (third to first); Rudi struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Orioles 0, Athletics 0.

ORIOLES 2ND: Powell walked; Rettenmund was called out on
strikes; B. Robinson flied out to right; Dalrymple struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando walked; Mincher walked [Bando to second];
Fernandez was called out on strikes; Monday walked [Bando to
third, Mincher to second]; LaRussa struck out; Hunter grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Orioles 0,
Athletics 0.

ORIOLES 3RD: Belanger was hit by a pitch; Phoebus reached on a
fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt [Belanger to second];
Buford flied out to left; Johnson was called out on strikes; F.
Robinson singled to center [Belanger scored, Phoebus to second];
Powell popped to third; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 1,
Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Campaneris singled to center; Campaneris stole
second; Alou reached on a fielder's choice [Campaneris out at
third (pitcher to shortstop to third), Alou to second]; Rudi
lined to first; Bando grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 1, Athletics 0.

ORIOLES 4TH: Rettenmund flied out to right; B. Robinson struck
out; Dalrymple flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Orioles 1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Mincher singled to center; Fernandez grounded
into a double play (third to second to first) [Mincher out at
second]; Monday grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Orioles 1, Athletics 0.

ORIOLES 5TH: Belanger flied out to right; Phoebus grounded out
(third to first); Buford singled to right; Johnson doubled to
left [Buford to third]; F. Robinson flied out to right; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 5TH: LaRussa grounded out (third to first); Hunter
lined to first; Campaneris doubled to left; Alou grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 1, Athletics 0.

ORIOLES 6TH: Powell grounded out (second to first); Rettenmund
struck out; B. Robinson popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Orioles 1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 6TH: On a bunt Rudi singled; Bando out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Rudi to second]; Mincher singled to
right [Rudi scored]; Fernandez homered [Mincher scored]; Monday
singled to left; HARDIN REPLACED PHOEBUS (PITCHING); LaRussa
popped to shortstop; Hunter singled to right [Monday to third];
Campaneris flied out to center; 3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles
1, Athletics 3.

ORIOLES 7TH: Dalrymple singled to right; MAY BATTED FOR
BELANGER; May popped to shortstop; CROWLEY BATTED FOR HARDIN;
Crowley grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to
first) [Dalrymple out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles
1, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 7TH: FLOYD REPLACED MAY (PLAYING SS); LEONHARD
REPLACED CROWLEY (PITCHING); Alou flied out to center; Rudi
popped to second; Bando homered; Mincher flied out to center; 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 1, Athletics 4.

ORIOLES 8TH: Buford walked; Johnson struck out; F. Robinson
singled to second [Buford to second]; Powell singled to left
[Buford to third, F. Robinson to second]; GRANT REPLACED HUNTER
(PITCHING); Rettenmund singled to right [Buford scored, F.
Robinson to third, Powell to second]; B. Robinson grounded into
a double play (pitcher to catcher to first) [F. Robinson out at
home]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 2, Athletics 4.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Fernandez walked; JACKSON RAN FOR FERNANDEZ; WATT
REPLACED LEONHARD (PITCHING); Jackson was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Monday walked; LaRussa forced Monday
(third to second) [LaRussa to first]; Grant walked [LaRussa to
second]; Campaneris grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 2, Athletics 4.

ORIOLES 9TH: ALOU CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); DUNCAN
REPLACED RUDI (PLAYING C ); JACKSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF);
Dalrymple popped to catcher in foul territory; SALMON BATTED FOR
FLOYD; Salmon flied out to left; HENDRICKS BATTED FOR WATT;
Hendricks popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Orioles 2, Athletics 4.



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