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Saturday June 6, 1970
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Bat Day attracted the largest crowd in Oakland's history, 48,758, but the Athletics disappointed the throng by losing to the Tigers, 6-4. The A's took the lead with two unearned runs in the second inning, but Norm Cash homered for the Tigers with a man on base to tie the score in the fourth. Bill Freehan hit for the circuit to snap the deadlock in the fifth. The Tigers added two runs in the eighth before the A's came back with a pair on a round-tripper by Felipe Alou in their half. Freehan then closed out the scoring with his second homer of the game in the ninth. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 6, Oakland Athletics 4

Game Played on Saturday, June 6, 1970 (Day game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Tigers       0  0  0    2  1  0    0  2  1  -   6 10  2
A's          0  2  0    0  0  0    0  2  0  -   4  6  0


Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
McAuliffe 2b          5   1   1   0     0   0   .274      Campaneris ss         3   1   0   0     2   1   .225
Gutierrez ss          4   0   1   0     0   1   .225      Alou lf               5   1   1   2     0   0   .335
Kaline rf,1b          4   2   1   1     0   1   .329      Jackson rf            4   0   1   0     0   1   .196
Cash 1b               3   1   1   2     1   1   .244      Bando 3b              4   0   2   0     0   0   .273
  Stanley pr,cf       0   0   0   0     0   0   .268      Mincher 1b            4   1   1   0     0   0   .256
Horton lf             4   0   1   1     0   1   .312      Fernandez c           3   1   0   0     0   1   .260
Northrup cf,rf        4   0   2   0     0   0   .289      Monday cf             3   0   1   1     1   0   .284
Freehan c             4   2   2   2     0   1   .235      Green 2b              2   0   0   0     0   0   .190
Maddox 3b             4   0   1   0     0   1   .219        Francona ph         1   0   0   0     0   1   .242
Niekro p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .192        LaRussa 2b          1   0   0   0     0   0   .200
  Hiller p            1   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Dobson p              1   0   0   0     0   0   .129
                                                            Segui p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Tartabull ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .273
                                                            Lachemann p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Johnson ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .171

Totals               35   6  10   6     1   8             Totals               33   4   6   3     3   4

Time of Game: 2:47   Attendance: 48,758
Left on Base: Tigers 4, A's 7
DP: Tigers 0, A's 0
Errors: McAuliffe, Maddox
Doubles: Jackson (8), Bando (6)
Home Runs: Cash (6), Freehan 2 (10), Alou (5)
Caught Stealing: Northrup (2), Monday (2)
Sacrifice Hits: Niekro (6), Dobson (2)
Hit by Pitch: Fernandez (1,by Hiller)


Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Niekro W(5-5)           7.1   4   4   2   2   4   1  29   3.43
Hiller SV(2)            1.2   2   0   0   1   0   0   9   2.93
Totals                  9     6   4   2   3   4   1  38

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dobson L(5-6)           7.2   8   5   5   1   7   2  31   3.71
Segui                   0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1   3.16
Lindblad                0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   4.29
Lachemann               1     1   1   1   0   1   1   4   2.35
Totals                  9    10   6   6   1   8   3  37

Hit by Pitch: Hiller (1)
Wild Pitches: Niekro (1)

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


TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe made an out to shortstop; Gutierrez
grounded out (second to first); Kaline popped to third in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris flied out to center; Alou popped to
catcher in foul territory; Jackson grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Athletics 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Cash popped to catcher in foul territory; Horton
flied out to right; Northrup singled to right; Northrup was
caught stealing second (pitcher to second to first to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando reached on an error by McAuliffe; Mincher
forced Bando (first to shortstop); Fernandez reached on an error
by Maddox [Fernandez to third, Mincher scored (unearned) (no
RBI)]; Monday singled to left [Fernandez scored (unearned)];
Monday was caught stealing second (catcher to second); Green
flied out to right; 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0,
Athletics 2.

TIGERS 3RD: Freehan flied out to center; Maddox singled to
center; Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher unassisted)
[Maddox to second]; McAuliffe grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Dobson flied out to left; Campaneris flied out to
center; Alou flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0,
Athletics 2.

TIGERS 4TH: Gutierrez flied out to left; Kaline singled to left;
Cash homered [Kaline scored]; Horton struck out; Northrup popped
to third in foul territory; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2,
Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Jackson doubled to left; Bando grounded out
(pitcher to first); Mincher grounded out (first unassisted);
Fernandez flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 2,
Athletics 2.

TIGERS 5TH: Freehan homered; Maddox struck out; Niekro flied out
to left; McAuliffe made an out to shortstop; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 3, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Monday walked; Green forced Monday (third to
second); Dobson out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Green to second]; Campaneris struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Tigers 3, Athletics 2.

TIGERS 6TH: Gutierrez struck out; Kaline struck out; Cash struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 3, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Alou flied out to right; Jackson struck out;
Bando doubled to left; Mincher popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 3, Athletics 2.

TIGERS 7TH: Horton made an out to third; Northrup singled to
left; Freehan struck out; Maddox forced Northrup (third to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 3, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Fernandez struck out; Monday flied out to right;
FRANCONA BATTED FOR GREEN; Francona was called out on strikes; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 3, Athletics 2.

TIGERS 8TH: LARUSSA REPLACED FRANCONA (PLAYING 2B); Niekro
struck out; McAuliffe singled to center; Gutierrez singled to
center [McAuliffe to third]; Kaline forced Gutierrez (shortstop
to second) [McAuliffe scored]; Cash walked [Kaline to second];
SEGUI REPLACED DOBSON (PITCHING); STANLEY RAN FOR CASH; Horton
singled to center [Stanley to second, Kaline scored]; LINDBLAD
REPLACED SEGUI (PITCHING); Northrup flied out to center; 2 R, 3
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 5, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 8TH: KALINE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); STANLEY
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); NORTHRUP CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
RF); TARTABULL BATTED FOR LINDBLAD; Tartabull grounded out
(second to first); Campaneris walked; Niekro threw a wild pitch
[Campaneris to second]; Alou homered [Campaneris scored]; HILLER
REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Jackson flied out to center; Bando
singled to left; Mincher singled to left [Bando to second];
Fernandez was hit by a pitch [Bando to third, Mincher to
second]; Monday forced Fernandez (shortstop to second); 2 R, 3
H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Tigers 5, Athletics 4.

TIGERS 9TH: LACHEMANN REPLACED TARTABULL (PITCHING); Freehan
homered; Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); Hiller was
called out on strikes; McAuliffe flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 6, Athletics 4.

ATHLETICS 9TH: LaRussa flied out to center; JOHNSON BATTED FOR
LACHEMANN; Johnson made an out to shortstop; Campaneris walked;
Alou flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 6,
Athletics 4.



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