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Monday June 15, 1970
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In a slugfest marked by two grand-slam homers, the Athletics beat the Tigers, 12-7. Dick McAuliffe hit his jackpot wallop for the Tigers off Chuck Dobson in the second inning after a triple by Elliott Maddox and two walks had the loaded bases.

The A's came back with a six-run explosion in the third to take an 8-4 lead. After four singles produced the first run, Mickey Lolich replaced Niekro and struck out Don Mincher, but Frank Fernandez came to the plate and hit a grand slam. Rick Monday followed with another homer. The A's added four more runs in the seventh, two scoring an on a double by Reggie Jackson. In addition to McAuliffe's slam, Willie Horton and Al Kaline homered for the Tigers' other runs. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 12, Detroit Tigers 7

Game Played on Monday, June 15, 1970 (Night game) at Tiger Stadium

A's          0  2  6    0  0  0    4  0  0  -  12 15  1
Tigers       0  4  0    0  1  0    0  0  2  -   7  5  2


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         6   1   2   0     0   1   .256      McAuliffe 2b          5   1   1   4     0   0   .280
Alou lf               4   1   1   1     1   0   .329      Stanley cf            2   1   0   0     3   0   .260
  Hovley lf           1   0   0   0     0   1   .281      Kaline rf             4   1   1   2     1   0   .319
Jackson rf            6   1   3   2     0   2   .227      Horton lf             5   1   1   1     0   0   .330
Bando 3b              3   1   1   1     2   0   .269      Cash 1b               4   0   0   0     0   0   .227
Mincher 1b            5   1   1   0     0   2   .253      Freehan c             3   0   0   0     1   0   .225
Fernandez c           5   2   2   4     0   0   .260      Maddox 3b             4   1   2   0     0   1   .217
Monday cf             2   3   2   1     3   0   .292      Szotkiewicz ss        2   1   0   0     1   1   .152
Green 2b              5   1   1   1     0   0   .186        Jones ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .217
Dobson p              5   1   2   2     0   0   .175        Gutierrez ss        0   0   0   0     0   0   .211
                                                          Niekro p              0   1   0   0     1   0   .179
                                                            Lolich p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .088
                                                            Scherman p          1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            G. Brown ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .150
                                                            Patterson p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Hiller p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Northrup ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .290

Totals               42  12  15  12     6   6             Totals               33   7   5   7     7   3

Time of Game: 2:51   Attendance: 20,929
Left on Base: A's 9, Tigers 6
DP: A's 0, Tigers 0
Errors: Green, Maddox 2
Doubles: Campaneris (13), Jackson (12)
Triples: Maddox (1)
Home Runs: Fernandez (8), Monday (6), McAuliffe (8), Horton (13), Kaline (8)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dobson W(6-6)           9     5   7   7   7   3   3  40   3.96
Totals                  9     5   7   7   7   3   3  40

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Niekro L(6-6)           2     6   6   4   1   1   0  13   3.63
Lolich                  1     2   2   2   0   1   2   6   3.54
Scherman                3     3   0   0   1   1   0  12   3.79
Patterson               0.2   3   4   4   2   0   0   7   8.10
Hiller                  2.1   1   0   0   2   3   0  10   3.25
Totals                  9    15  12  10   6   6   2  48

Passed Balls: Freehan (3)
Wild Pitches: Lolich (5), Patterson (2)

Umpires: HP - Russ Goetz, 1B - Don Denkinger, 2B - Art Frantz, 3B - Nestor Chylak


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

TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe grounded out (second to first); Stanley
lined to second; Kaline walked; Horton made an out to second; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando grounded out (shortstop to first); Mincher
struck out; Fernandez singled to left; Freehan allowed a passed
ball [Fernandez to second]; Monday walked; Green reached on an
error by Maddox [Monday to second, Fernandez to third]; Dobson
singled to left [Green out at third (left to third to second to
third), Monday scored (unearned), Fernandez scored (unearned)];
2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Cash grounded out (second to first); Freehan
grounded out (shortstop to first); Maddox tripled to center;
Szotkiewicz walked; Niekro walked [Szotkiewicz to second];
McAuliffe homered [Maddox scored, Szotkiewicz scored, Niekro
scored]; Stanley walked; Kaline grounded out (third to first); 4
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Tigers 4.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Campaneris singled to left; Alou singled to right
[Campaneris to second]; Jackson singled to center [Alou to
second, Campaneris to third]; Bando singled to center [Jackson
to second, Alou to third, Campaneris scored]; LOLICH REPLACED
NIEKRO (PITCHING); Mincher struck out; Fernandez homered [Alou
scored, Jackson scored, Bando scored]; Monday homered; Green
grounded out (third to first); Dobson reached on an error by
Maddox; Lolich threw a wild pitch [Dobson to second]; Campaneris
flied out to center; 6 R, 6 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 8, Tigers
4.

TIGERS 3RD: Horton flied out to center; Cash reached on an error
by Green; Freehan popped to catcher in foul territory; Maddox
lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 8, Tigers 4.

ATHLETICS 4TH: SCHERMAN REPLACED LOLICH (PITCHING); Alou
grounded out (third to first); Jackson singled to left [Jackson
out at second (left to second)]; Bando walked; Mincher forced
Bando (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 8,
Tigers 4.

TIGERS 4TH: Szotkiewicz was called out on strikes; Scherman
popped to third in foul territory; McAuliffe grounded out (first
to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 8, Tigers 4.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Fernandez grounded out (shortstop to first);
Monday singled to left; Green popped to first in foul territory;
Dobson lined to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 8, Tigers
4.

TIGERS 5TH: Stanley grounded out (third to first); Kaline lined
to right; Horton homered; Cash flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 8, Tigers 5.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Campaneris doubled to center; Alou lined to
first; Jackson struck out; Bando grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 8, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 6TH: Freehan walked; Maddox struck out; Szotkiewicz
forced Freehan (second to shortstop); G. BROWN BATTED FOR
SCHERMAN; G. Brown made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Athletics 8, Tigers 5.

ATHLETICS 7TH: PATTERSON REPLACED G. BROWN (PITCHING); Mincher
singled to right; Patterson threw a wild pitch [Mincher to
second]; Fernandez grounded out (second to first) [Mincher to
third]; Monday walked; Green singled to left [Monday to second,
Mincher scored]; Dobson singled to center [Green to second,
Monday to third]; Campaneris flied out to right; Alou walked
[Monday scored, Green to third, Dobson to second]; HILLER
REPLACED PATTERSON (PITCHING); Jackson doubled to right [Alou to
third, Dobson scored, Green scored]; Bando was walked
intentionally; Mincher grounded out (first unassisted); 4 R, 4
H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Athletics 12, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 7TH: HOVLEY REPLACED ALOU (PLAYING LF); McAuliffe
grounded out (second to first); Stanley walked; Kaline flied out
to right; Horton made an out to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 12, Tigers 5.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Fernandez flied out to center; Monday walked;
Green popped to catcher in foul territory; Dobson forced Monday
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 12,
Tigers 5.

TIGERS 8TH: Cash flied out to center; Freehan flied out to
center; Maddox singled to left; JONES BATTED FOR SZOTKIEWICZ;
Jones struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 12, Tigers 5.

ATHLETICS 9TH: GUTIERREZ REPLACED JONES (PLAYING SS); Campaneris
struck out; Hovley struck out; Jackson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 12, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 9TH: NORTHRUP BATTED FOR HILLER; Northrup flied out to
left; McAuliffe flied out to left; Stanley walked; Kaline
homered [Stanley scored]; Horton flied out to center; 2 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 12, Tigers 7.



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