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Wednesday July 8, 1970
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Although knocked out in the ninth inning, Jim Perry gained his 13th victory when the Twins defeated the Athletics, 8-6. Tony Oliva hit a homer, three singles and a sacrifice fly, driving in four runs for the Twins, and Leo Cardenas contributed two doubles and a single. Rich Reese added a homer.

The A's rallied for four runs in the ninth. Sal Bando singled for his fourth hit of the game and scored on singles by Don Mincher and Reggie Jackson. Dave Duncan then homered. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 8, Oakland Athletics 6

Game Played on Wednesday, July 8, 1970 (Night game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Twins        2  0  0    0  0  2    2  1  1  -   8 13  0
A's          0  1  0    1  0  0    0  0  4  -   6 12  2


Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Tovar cf              4   1   1   0     1   0   .314      Campaneris ss         5   0   1   0     0   0   .254
Thompson 2b,3b        5   2   2   1     0   1   .265      Rudi rf               5   0   0   0     0   0   .296
Oliva rf              4   2   4   4     0   0   .331      Davis lf              4   0   1   0     0   0   .286
Reese 1b              5   1   1   1     0   0   .248      Bando 3b              4   3   4   0     0   0   .293
Renick 3b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .250      Mincher 1b            4   1   2   1     0   0   .233
  Quilici 2b          1   0   1   1     0   0   .188      Jackson cf            4   1   2   1     0   2   .230
Holt lf               5   0   0   0     0   1   .247      Duncan c              3   1   1   4     0   0   .258
Cardenas ss           4   2   3   0     0   1   .295      Donaldson 2b          3   0   1   0     0   0   .271
Mitterwald c          3   0   0   0     1   0   .204        Alou ph             0   0   0   0     1   0   .296
Perry p               4   0   1   1     0   0   .320        Monday pr           0   0   0   0     0   0   .295
  Perranoski p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Hunter p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .164
                                                            Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Hovley ph           0   0   0   0     1   0   .279
                                                            Roland p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Fernandez ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .224

Totals               39   8  13   8     2   3             Totals               35   6  12   6     2   3

Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance: 15,731
Left on Base: Twins 7, A's 5
DP: Twins 1, A's 0
Errors: Davis, Hunter
Doubles: Cardenas 2 (22), Quilici (2), Bando (10)
Home Runs: Oliva (12), Reese (6), Duncan (8)
Caught Stealing: Davis (3)
Sacrifice Flies: Oliva (2), Duncan (1)
GIDP: Rudi (4)


Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Perry W(13-6)           8.1  11   6   6   1   3   1  34   3.24
Perranoski SV(20)       0.2   1   0   0   1   0   0   4   1.65
Totals                  9    12   6   6   2   3   1  38

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hunter L(13-6)          6.2   8   6   6   1   2   2  29   3.51
Lindblad                1.1   3   1   1   1   0   0   8   3.93
Roland                  1     2   1   1   0   1   0   5   2.66
Totals                  9    13   8   8   2   3   2  42

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


TWINS 1ST: Tovar singled to third; Thompson forced Tovar (second
to shortstop); Oliva homered [Thompson scored]; Reese popped to
shortstop; Renick popped to shortstop; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Twins 2, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris flied out to center; Rudi grounded out
(second to first); Davis grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 0.

TWINS 2ND: Holt grounded out (shortstop to first); Cardenas was
called out on strikes; Mitterwald grounded out (third to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando singled to third; Mincher flied out to
center; Jackson singled [Bando to third]; Duncan out on a
sacrifice fly to second in foul territory [Bando scored];
Jackson was picked off first (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 1.

TWINS 3RD: Perry grounded out (pitcher to first); Tovar popped
to second; Thompson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Donaldson singled to left; On a bunt Hunter
struck out; Campaneris flied out to left; Rudi popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 1.

TWINS 4TH: Oliva singled to center; Reese grounded out (second
to first) [Oliva to second]; Renick popped to third; Holt was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics
1.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Davis singled to left; Davis was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Bando doubled; Mincher singled to
left [Bando scored]; Jackson struck out; Duncan grounded out
(second to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 2.

TWINS 5TH: Cardenas doubled to left; Mitterwald flied out to
left; Perry grounded out (shortstop to first); Tovar flied out
to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Donaldson flied out to left; Hunter grounded out
(third to first); Campaneris grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 2.

TWINS 6TH: Thompson singled to pitcher [Thompson to third (error
by Hunter)]; Oliva hit a sacrifice fly to center [Thompson
scored]; Reese homered; Renick popped to catcher in foul
territory; Holt popped to second; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Twins
4, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Rudi flied out to center; Davis grounded out
(third to first); Bando singled to center; Mincher popped to
third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 4, Athletics 2.

TWINS 7TH: Cardenas singled to pitcher; Mitterwald popped to
shortstop; Perry grounded out (second to first) [Cardenas to
second]; Tovar walked; Thompson singled to left [Cardenas
scored, Tovar to third]; LINDBLAD REPLACED HUNTER (PITCHING);
Oliva singled to shortstop [Tovar scored, Thompson to second];
Reese grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Twins 6, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Jackson struck out; Duncan grounded out
(shortstop to first); Donaldson flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Twins 6, Athletics 2.

TWINS 8TH: Renick popped to first in foul territory; Holt flied
out to left; Cardenas doubled; Mitterwald was walked
intentionally; Perry singled to left [Cardenas scored,
Mitterwald to third (error by Davis)]; Tovar popped to first in
foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 7, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 8TH: HOVLEY BATTED FOR LINDBLAD; QUILICI REPLACED
RENICK (PLAYING 2B); THOMPSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B);
Hovley walked; Campaneris flied out to left; Rudi grounded into
a double play (third to second to first) [Hovley out at second];
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 7, Athletics 2.

TWINS 9TH: ROLAND REPLACED HOVLEY (PITCHING); Thompson struck
out; Oliva singled to shortstop; Reese grounded out (second to
first) [Oliva to second]; Quilici doubled [Oliva scored]; Holt
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins
8, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Davis flied out to left; Bando singled to left;
Mincher singled to left [Bando to third]; Jackson singled to
right [Bando scored, Mincher to third]; Duncan homered [Mincher
scored, Jackson scored]; PERRANOSKI REPLACED PERRY (PITCHING);
ALOU BATTED FOR DONALDSON; Alou walked; MONDAY RAN FOR ALOU;
FERNANDEZ BATTED FOR ROLAND; Fernandez flied out to center;
Campaneris singled to center [Monday to third]; Rudi grounded
out (pitcher to first); 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 8,
Athletics 6.



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