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Wednesday June 17, 1970
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Overcoming six errors, the Tigers slugged their way to a 9-7 victory over the Athletics with the aid of a three-run homer by Ken Szotkiewicz. Willie Horton was stopped on his 16-game batting streak, but drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the second inning when the Tigers scored five times. Ike Brown batted in two runs with a double.

Six of the A's seven runs were unearned. After the Tigers fell behind, 6-5, Szotkiewicz, hitless in 13 trips, broke out of a slump with his three-run homer in the fifth. Jim Northrup also hit for the circuit to account for the Bengals' final marker in the seventh. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 9, Oakland Athletics 7

Game Played on Wednesday, June 17, 1970 (Night game) at Tiger Stadium

A's          1  0  3    2  0  1    0  0  0  -   7 10  2
Tigers       0  5  0    0  3  0    1  0  x  -   9  8  6


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         4   4   2   1     1   1   .262      McAuliffe 2b          4   1   1   1     1   0   .277
Rudi 1b               4   0   0   0     1   2   .318      Stanley cf            4   0   0   1     0   1   .259
Jackson rf            2   1   1   2     2   0   .226      Kaline 1b             4   0   0   0     1   0   .313
Bando 3b              5   1   3   2     0   0   .273      Horton lf             3   0   0   1     0   1   .330
Alou lf               5   0   1   0     0   0   .321      Northrup rf           4   3   3   1     0   0   .304
Fernandez c           5   0   1   0     0   2   .248      Freehan c             4   1   1   0     0   1   .222
Monday cf             5   1   2   0     0   1   .295      I. Brown 3b           2   2   1   2     1   0   .389
LaRussa 2b            3   0   0   0     0   1   .192        Wert 3b             1   0   1   0     0   0   .192
  Driscoll ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Szotkiewicz ss        3   2   1   3     1   2   .150
  Grant p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Cain p                1   0   0   0     0   0   .042
Hunter p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .163        Robertson p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Segui p             2   0   0   0     0   1   .000        Jones ph            0   0   0   0     1   0   .217
  Johnson ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .182        Scherman p          1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Lachemann p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Timmermann p        1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Green 2b            0   0   0   0     0   0   .183
  Hovley ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .279
  Donaldson 2b        0   0   0   0     0   0   .267

Totals               38   7  10   5     4   8             Totals               32   9   8   9     5   7

Time of Game: 3:02   Attendance: 12,541
Left on Base: A's 9, Tigers 6
DP: A's 0, Tigers 0
Errors: Campaneris, Bando, I. Brown 2, Cain 2, Scherman, Timmermann
Doubles: Bando (7), I. Brown (3)
Home Runs: Szotkiewicz (2), Northrup (10)
Stolen Bases: Campaneris 3 (14), Fernandez (1)
Caught Stealing: Jackson (7)
Sacrifice Hits: Stanley (2)
Sacrifice Flies: Jackson (2), Horton (3)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hunter                  1     3   5   3   3   0   0  10   3.25
Segui L(2-4)            4     2   3   3   2   4   1  17   3.35
Lachemann               1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4   4.05
Grant                   2     2   1   1   0   2   1   8   0.94
Totals                  8     8   9   7   5   7   2  39

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Cain                    3.2   4   6   1   3   4   0  19   3.96
Robertson               0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   3   4.26
Scherman W(1-1)         1.1   2   1   0   1   1   0   7   3.54
Timmermann SV(5)        3.2   3   0   0   0   3   0  14   4.22
Totals                  9    10   7   1   4   8   0  43

Wild Pitches: Timmermann (2)

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


ATHLETICS 1ST: 40 minute rain delay; Campaneris walked;
Campaneris stole second; Campaneris stole third; Rudi was called
out on strikes; Jackson walked; Jackson was caught stealing
second (pitcher to first to second); Bando singled to left
[Campaneris scored]; Alou forced Bando (shortstop to second); 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Tigers 0.

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

ATHLETICS 2ND: Fernandez was called out on strikes; Monday
grounded out (second to first); LaRussa struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Northrup singled to center; Freehan singled to
center [Northrup to second]; I. Brown doubled to left [Freehan
scored, Northrup scored]; Szotkiewicz walked; Cain reached on an
error by Bando [Szotkiewicz to second, I. Brown to third];
McAuliffe walked [I. Brown scored, Szotkiewicz to third, Cain to
second]; SEGUI REPLACED HUNTER (PITCHING); Stanley reached on an
error by Campaneris [McAuliffe to second, Cain to third,
Szotkiewicz scored (unearned)]; Kaline forced Cain (third to
catcher) [Stanley to second, McAuliffe to third]; Horton hit a
sacrifice fly to center [McAuliffe scored (unearned)]; Northrup
flied out to left; 5 R (3 ER), 3 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1,
Tigers 5.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Segui struck out; Campaneris reached on an error
by Cain; Campaneris stole second; Rudi flied out to center;
Jackson walked; Bando doubled to left [Jackson to third,
Campaneris scored (unearned)]; Alou reached on an error by I.
Brown [Bando scored (unearned) (no RBI), Jackson scored
(unearned)]; Fernandez lined to third; 3 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 1
LOB.  Athletics 4, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 3RD: Freehan was called out on strikes; I. Brown grounded
out (third to first); Szotkiewicz struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 4, Tigers 5.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Monday singled to right; Monday was picked off
first but was safe on an error by Cain [Monday to third];
LaRussa flied out to left; Segui grounded out (third to first);
Campaneris singled to left [Monday scored (unearned)]; ROBERTSON
REPLACED CAIN (PITCHING); Rudi reached on an error by I. Brown
[Campaneris to third]; Jackson singled to right [Rudi to second,
Campaneris scored (unearned)]; Bando forced Jackson (third to
second); 2 R (0 ER), 3 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 6, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 4TH: JONES BATTED FOR ROBERTSON; Jones walked; McAuliffe
forced Jones (second to shortstop); Stanley struck out; Kaline
lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 6, Tigers 5.

ATHLETICS 5TH: SCHERMAN REPLACED JONES (PITCHING); Alou grounded
out (second to first); Fernandez singled to left; Fernandez
stole second; Monday was called out on strikes; LaRussa grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 6,
Tigers 5.

TIGERS 5TH: Horton flied out to right; Northrup singled to
right; Freehan flied out to right; I. Brown walked [Northrup to
second]; Szotkiewicz homered [Northrup scored, I. Brown scored];
Scherman struck out; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 6, Tigers
8.

ATHLETICS 6TH: JOHNSON BATTED FOR SEGUI; Johnson flied out to
right; Campaneris singled to right; Rudi walked [Campaneris to
second]; Rudi was picked off first but was safe on an error by
Scherman [Rudi to second, Campaneris to third]; TIMMERMANN
REPLACED SCHERMAN (PITCHING); Jackson hit a sacrifice fly to
left [Campaneris scored (unearned)]; Bando made an out to first;
1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 7, Tigers 8.

TIGERS 6TH: LACHEMANN REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING); McAuliffe
singled to right; Stanley out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
second) [McAuliffe to second]; Kaline grounded out (second to
first) [McAuliffe to third]; Horton struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Athletics 7, Tigers 8.

ATHLETICS 7TH: WERT REPLACED I. BROWN (PLAYING 3B); Alou
grounded out (shortstop to first); Fernandez grounded out (third
to first); Monday singled to right; DRISCOLL BATTED FOR LARUSSA;
Monday was picked off first but was safe on an error by
Timmermann [Monday to second]; Debut game for Jim
Driscoll; Driscoll flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Athletics 7, Tigers 8.

TIGERS 7TH: GRANT REPLACED DRISCOLL (PITCHING); GREEN REPLACED
LACHEMANN (PLAYING 2B); Northrup homered; Freehan flied out to
right; Wert singled to left; Szotkiewicz was called out on
strikes; Timmermann was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Athletics 7, Tigers 9.

ATHLETICS 8TH: HOVLEY BATTED FOR GREEN; Hovley flied out to
left; Campaneris struck out; Rudi struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 7, Tigers 9.

TIGERS 8TH: DONALDSON REPLACED HOVLEY (PLAYING 2B); McAuliffe
grounded out (shortstop to first); Stanley grounded out (third
to first); Kaline grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 7, Tigers 9.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Jackson popped to first in foul territory; Bando
singled to right; Timmermann threw a wild pitch [Bando to
second]; Alou singled to center [Bando to third]; Fernandez
struck out; Monday grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 7, Tigers 9.



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