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The Orioles went into the All-Star break with a six-game lead in the Eastern division after splitting a doubleheader with the second-place Tigers. Mickey Lolich won the opener for the Tigers, 7-3, with the aid of homers by Bill Freehan, Al Kaline and Mickey Stanley, but the Orioles kayoed Denny McLain in the nightcap and gained a 13-3 victory. The Tigers tied the major league record for most sacrifice bunts in one inning, 3, in the second stanza of the lidlifter. After Don Wert doubled, Ike Brown bunted the runner to third. Cesar Gutierrez followed with a squeeze and was safe when Boog Powell dropped the throw to first. Lolich followed with a third consecutive bunt and also was safe when Andy Etchebarren lobbed the ball over Powell's head.

McLain was tagged for two-run homers by Powell in the first inning of the nightcap and by Elrod Hendricks in the fourth inning before being kayoed in the sixth when the Orioles exploded for seven runs. Merv Rettenmund accounted for the Orioles' last two tallies with a homer in the eighth. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 7, Baltimore Orioles 3 (Game 1)

Game Played on Sunday, July 12, 1970 (Day game) at Tiger Stadium

Orioles      0  0  0    0  2  0    0  1  0  -   3  6  2
Tigers       1  3  3    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   7  9  1


Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Rettenmund rf         5   0   1   0     0   2   .262      Stanley cf            3   1   1   2     0   0   .275
Blair cf              5   1   1   1     0   0   .233      Maddox rf             4   0   1   0     0   1   .230
B. Robinson 3b        4   0   0   0     0   0   .283      Kaline 1b             4   1   1   1     0   0   .280
Powell 1b             4   0   1   0     0   2   .319      Horton lf             4   1   1   0     0   0   .302
Motton lf             4   0   1   1     0   1   .259      Freehan c             3   1   1   1     1   0   .218
Johnson 2b            4   1   2   0     0   1   .298      Wert 3b               4   1   1   0     0   0   .220
Etchebarren c         2   1   0   0     2   0   .217      I. Brown 2b           2   1   1   0     0   1   .300
Belanger ss           1   0   0   0     2   0   .179        McAuliffe ph,2b     0   0   0   0     1   0   .277
  F. Robinson ph      0   0   0   0     0   0   .330      Gutierrez ss          3   1   1   3     0   0   .242
  Crowley ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .230      Lolich p              2   0   1   0     0   1   .152
  Watt p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .200        Timmermann p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
McNally p             1   0   0   0     0   1   .167
  Hardin p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Salmon ph           0   0   0   1     1   0   .306
  Palmer pr           0   0   0   0     0   0   .183
  Lopez p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .167
  Buford ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .296
  Drabowsky p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .125
  Grich ss            1   0   0   0     0   0   .235

Totals               33   3   6   3     5   8             Totals               29   7   9   7     2   3

Time of Game: 2:31
Left on Base: Orioles 8, Tigers 4
DP: Orioles 0, Tigers 0
Errors: Powell, Etchebarren, I. Brown
Doubles: Wert (5), Gutierrez (5)
Home Runs: Stanley (6), Freehan (13), Kaline (11)
Caught Stealing: Freehan (3)
Sacrifice Hits: I. Brown (3), Gutierrez (9), Lolich (5)
Sacrifice Flies: Stanley (2)


Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
McNally L(12-6)         2.2   6   7   6   0   1   3  16   4.32
Hardin                  1.1   2   0   0   0   1   0   5   3.86
Lopez                   2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7   1.93
Drabowsky               1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3   3.51
Watt                    1     0   0   0   2   0   0   4   3.13
Totals                  8     9   7   6   2   3   3  35

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Lolich W(8-10)          7.2   6   3   3   5   7   0  34   3.64
Timmermann SV(12)       1.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   4   2.59
Totals                  9     6   3   3   5   8   0  38

Umpires: HP - Frank Umont, 1B - Jake O'Donnell, 2B - George Maloney, 3B - Jim Honochick


ORIOLES 1ST: Rettenmund flied out to center; Blair reached on an
error by I. Brown [Blair to second]; Blair was picked off second
(pitcher to second); B. Robinson made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H,
1 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: Stanley homered; Maddox struck out; Kaline flied out
to center; Horton grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 0, Tigers 1.

ORIOLES 2ND: Powell struck out; Motton grounded out (third to
first); Johnson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Orioles 0, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 2ND: Freehan homered; Wert doubled to left; I. Brown out
on a sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Wert to third]; Gutierrez
reached on an error by Powell on a sacrifice bunt [Wert scored
(RBI), Gutierrez to first]; Lolich reached on an error by
Etchebarren on a sacrifice bunt [Gutierrez to third, Lolich to
first]; Stanley hit a sacrifice fly to right [Gutierrez scored
(unearned)]; Maddox flied out to center; 3 R (2 ER), 2 H, 2 E, 1
LOB.  Orioles 0, Tigers 4.

ORIOLES 3RD: Etchebarren made an out to second; Belanger walked;
McNally was called out on strikes; Rettenmund singled to right
[Belanger to third]; Blair made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 0, Tigers 4.

TIGERS 3RD: Kaline homered; Horton singled to center; Freehan
lined to right; Wert popped to first in foul territory; I. Brown
singled [Horton to second]; HARDIN REPLACED MCNALLY (PITCHING);
Gutierrez doubled to left [Horton scored, I. Brown scored,
Gutierrez out at third (center to second to third)]; 3 R, 4 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 0, Tigers 7.

ORIOLES 4TH: B. Robinson flied out to center; Powell lined to
right; Motton struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 0,
Tigers 7.

TIGERS 4TH: Lolich was called out on strikes; Stanley flied out
to left; Maddox singled to pitcher; Kaline forced Maddox
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 0, Tigers
7.

ORIOLES 5TH: Johnson singled to center; Etchebarren walked
[Johnson to second]; Belanger walked [Johnson to third,
Etchebarren to second]; SALMON BATTED FOR HARDIN; Salmon walked
[Johnson scored, Etchebarren to third, Belanger to second];
PALMER RAN FOR SALMON; Rettenmund struck out; Blair forced
Palmer (shortstop unassisted) [Etchebarren scored, Belanger to
third, Blair to first]; B. Robinson popped to first in foul
territory; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 2, Tigers 7.

TIGERS 5TH: LOPEZ REPLACED PALMER (PITCHING); Horton grounded
out (second to first); Freehan grounded out (third to first);
Wert popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Orioles 2, Tigers 7.

ORIOLES 6TH: Powell struck out; Motton grounded out (third to
first); Johnson singled to second; Etchebarren flied to right in
foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 2, Tigers 7.

TIGERS 6TH: I. Brown struck out; Gutierrez grounded out (pitcher
to first); Lolich singled to right; Stanley forced Lolich
(second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 2, Tigers
7.

ORIOLES 7TH: Belanger flied out to center; BUFORD BATTED FOR
LOPEZ; Buford struck out; Rettenmund flied out to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 2, Tigers 7.

TIGERS 7TH: DRABOWSKY REPLACED BUFORD (PITCHING); Maddox flied
out to center; Kaline grounded out (shortstop to first); Horton
made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 2, Tigers 7.

ORIOLES 8TH: Blair singled to left; B. Robinson flied out to
right; Powell singled [Blair to second]; Motton singled to right
[Blair scored, Powell to third]; Johnson struck out; Etchebarren
walked [Motton to second]; F. ROBINSON BATTED FOR BELANGER;
TIMMERMANN REPLACED LOLICH (PITCHING); CROWLEY BATTED FOR F.
ROBINSON; Crowley grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Orioles 3, Tigers 7.

TIGERS 8TH: WATT REPLACED CROWLEY (PITCHING); GRICH REPLACED
DRABOWSKY (PLAYING SS); Freehan walked; Freehan was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Wert made an out to
second; MCAULIFFE BATTED FOR I. BROWN; McAuliffe walked;
Gutierrez grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Orioles 3, Tigers 7.

ORIOLES 9TH: MCAULIFFE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Grich lined
to shortstop; Rettenmund struck out; Blair flied out to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Tigers 7.



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