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Monday July 6, 1970
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Cesar Tovar scored one run and batted in another to enable the Twins to edge the Athletics, 2-1, behind the combined five-hit pitching of Bill Zepp and Ron Perranoski. Tovar beat out an infield hit in the third and crossed the plate on a single by Tony Oliva, an error by Joe Rudi on the hit, and a single by Harmon Killebrew. Leo Cardenas walked in the fourth and counted what proved to be the winning run on singles by Zepp and Tovar. Zepp's hit was the first of his major league career. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 2, Oakland Athletics 1

Game Played on Monday, July 6, 1970 (Night game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Twins        0  0  1    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  8  0
A's          0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  5  1


Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Tovar cf              5   1   3   1     0   0   .316      Campaneris ss         5   0   1   0     0   1   .259
Thompson 2b           4   0   0   0     0   1   .250      Rudi rf,lf            4   0   1   0     0   1   .292
Oliva rf              4   0   1   0     1   1   .325      Jackson cf,rf         3   0   0   0     1   1   .230
Killebrew 3b          3   0   1   1     1   0   .313      Bando 3b              0   1   0   0     3   0   .280
Reese 1b              4   0   0   0     0   1   .252      Davis lf              0   0   0   0     0   0   .286
Holt lf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .255        Hovley cf           3   0   0   0     0   0   .280
Cardenas ss           3   1   1   0     1   1   .289      Mincher 1b            4   0   0   0     0   1   .228
Mitterwald c          2   0   0   0     2   0   .203      Duncan c              3   0   1   1     1   1   .256
Zepp p                3   0   1   0     0   2   .083      Green 2b              2   0   1   0     1   0   .189
  Perranoski p        1   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Segui p               1   0   0   0     0   0   .091
                                                            Lachemann p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Driscoll ph         1   0   1   0     0   0   .176
                                                            Locker p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Donaldson ph        0   0   0   0     0   0   .279
                                                            Fernandez ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .232
                                                            Grant p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            LaRussa ph          1   0   0   0     0   1   .185

Totals               33   2   8   2     5   6             Totals               28   1   5   1     6   6

Time of Game: 2:51   Attendance: 15,600
Left on Base: Twins 10, A's 9
DP: Twins 1, A's 0
Errors: Rudi
Doubles: Cardenas (20)
Stolen Bases: Tovar (19)
Caught Stealing: Oliva (2), Hovley (2)
Sacrifice Hits: Thompson (1), Green (4), Bando (5)
GIDP: Mincher (5)
Hit by Pitch: Davis (1,by Zepp)


Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Zepp W(4-0)             6.1   3   1   1   5   1   0  26   2.53
Perranoski SV(19)       2.2   2   0   0   1   5   0  11   1.67
Totals                  9     5   1   1   6   6   0  37

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Segui L(3-5)            4     6   2   1   3   3   0  21   3.03
Lachemann               1     0   0   0   0   0   0   2   2.30
Locker                  2     1   0   0   1   1   0   8   2.76
Grant                   2     1   0   0   1   2   0   8   0.87
Totals                  9     8   2   1   5   6   0  39

Hit by Pitch: Zepp (2)

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


TWINS 1ST: Tovar singled to center; Tovar stole second; Thompson
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Tovar to third];
Oliva flied out to center; Killebrew walked; Reese grounded out
(first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris struck out; Rudi grounded out
(shortstop to first); Jackson grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Athletics 0.

TWINS 2ND: Holt grounded out (first unassisted); Cardenas struck
out; Mitterwald flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins
0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando walked; Davis was hit by a pitch [Bando to
second]; Mincher grounded into a double play (shortstop to
first) [Bando to third, Davis out at second]; Duncan singled to
center [Bando scored]; Green made an out to first; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Athletics 1.

TWINS 3RD: Zepp struck out; Tovar singled to second; Thompson
popped to catcher in foul territory; Oliva singled to right
[Tovar to third (error by Rudi)]; Killebrew singled to left
[Tovar scored (unearned), Oliva to second]; Reese struck out; 1
R (0 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 1, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Segui flied out to right; Campaneris grounded out
(shortstop to first); Rudi singled to second; Jackson grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 1, Athletics
1.

TWINS 4TH: HOVLEY REPLACED DAVIS (PLAYING CF); RUDI CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); JACKSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF);
Holt popped to third; Cardenas walked; Mitterwald flied out to
left; Zepp singled to right [Cardenas to second]; Tovar singled
to right [Cardenas scored, Zepp to third]; Thompson flied out to
right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Bando walked; Hovley forced Bando (pitcher to
shortstop); Hovley was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Mincher grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 1.

TWINS 5TH: Oliva walked; LACHEMANN REPLACED SEGUI (PITCHING);
Oliva was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop);
Killebrew flied out to left; Reese made an out to shortstop; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Duncan walked; Green out on a sacrifice bunt
(first to second) [Duncan to second]; DRISCOLL BATTED FOR
LACHEMANN; Driscoll singled to left [Duncan to third];
Campaneris made an out to third; Rudi flied out to center; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 1.

TWINS 6TH: LOCKER REPLACED DRISCOLL (PITCHING); Holt grounded
out (first unassisted); Cardenas doubled to left; Mitterwald
walked; Zepp struck out; Tovar grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Jackson walked; Bando out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Jackson to second]; Hovley grounded out
(first unassisted) [Jackson to third]; Mincher grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 1.

TWINS 7TH: Thompson grounded out (shortstop to first); Oliva
made an out to second; Killebrew grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Duncan grounded out (third to first); Green
walked; DONALDSON BATTED FOR LOCKER; PERRANOSKI REPLACED ZEPP
(PITCHING); FERNANDEZ BATTED FOR DONALDSON; Fernandez flied out
to right; Campaneris singled to right [Green to second]; Rudi
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 1.

TWINS 8TH: GRANT REPLACED FERNANDEZ (PITCHING); Reese flied out
to center; Holt singled to center; Cardenas grounded out (third
to first) [Holt to second]; Mitterwald was walked intentionally;
Perranoski grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Jackson struck out; Bando walked; Hovley forced
Bando (second to shortstop); Mincher was called out on strikes;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 1.

TWINS 9TH: Tovar popped to first in foul territory; Thompson
struck out; Oliva struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2,
Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Duncan struck out; Green singled to center;
LARUSSA BATTED FOR GRANT; LaRussa struck out; Campaneris
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins
2, Athletics 1.



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