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Thursday July 16, 1970
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Pete Ward, appearing in the Yankees' starting lineup for only the fourth time this season, drove in three runs to account for a 4-1 victory in a split of a doubleheader with the Athletics, who won the first game, 8-2. Two errors by Jerry Kenney enabled the A's to score six unearned runs in the lidlifter. After the third baseman threw wildly on a grounder by Sal Bando in the second inning, Tommy Davis singled for one run and Frank Fernandez homered for two more. The A's added their other tallies in the fourth, three runs being tainted on Kenney's second error. Curt Blefary homered for the Yankees.

In the second game, Ward batted in a run with a single in the second inning and broke a 1-1 tie with a two-out, two-run double in the fourth. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 8, New York Yankees 2 (Game 1)

Game Played on Thursday, July 16, 1970 (Day game) at Yankee Stadium I

A's          0  3  0    5  0  0    0  0  0  -   8 10  0
Yankees      1  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   2  7  2


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         5   1   3   1     0   0   .269      Clarke 2b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .248
Rudi 1b               5   1   3   1     0   0   .299      Kenney 3b             4   0   1   0     0   1   .225
Jackson cf,rf         3   0   1   2     1   1   .230      Murcer cf             4   1   2   0     0   0   .259
Bando 3b              4   1   0   0     0   0   .281      White lf              3   0   0   0     1   0   .316
Alou lf               3   0   0   0     0   0   .295      Cater 1b              4   0   2   1     0   0   .304
  Hovley lf           1   0   0   0     0   0   .269      Munson c              4   0   0   0     0   1   .259
Davis rf              3   2   1   1     0   0   .286      Blefary rf            4   1   2   1     0   1   .205
  Monday cf           1   0   0   0     0   1   .292      Michael ss            4   0   0   0     0   0   .221
Fernandez c           3   2   1   2     1   1   .225      Peterson p            1   0   0   0     0   1   .229
LaRussa 2b            4   0   0   0     0   0   .182        Klimkowski p        1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
Dobson p              4   1   1   1     0   0   .173        Ward ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .175
                                                            Kekich p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .200

Totals               36   8  10   8     2   3             Totals               34   2   7   2     1   5

Time of Game: 2:10
Left on Base: A's 3, Yankees 6
DP: A's 0, Yankees 1
Errors: Kenney 2
Doubles: Murcer (13), Cater (20)
Home Runs: Fernandez (10), Blefary (5)
Stolen Bases: Davis (1)
Caught Stealing: Jackson (11), Campaneris (5)
GIDP: Bando (7)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dobson W(8-10)          9     7   2   2   1   5   1  35   4.30
Totals                  9     7   2   2   1   5   1  35

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Peterson L(10-6)        3.2   6   7   2   2   1   1  19   3.79
Klimkowski              3.1   3   1   1   0   0   0  12   3.20
Kekich                  2     1   0   0   0   2   0   7   6.11
Totals                  9    10   8   2*  2   3   1  38

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


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris lined to left; Rudi flied out to
center; Jackson walked; Jackson was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Yankees
0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke grounded out (second to first); Kenney
struck out; Murcer doubled to center; White walked; Cater
doubled [Murcer scored, White to third]; Munson lined to center;
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0, Yankees 1.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando reached on an error by Kenney [Bando to
second]; Alou popped to shortstop; Davis singled to right [Bando
scored (unearned)]; Fernandez homered [Davis scored]; LaRussa
flied out to right; Dobson grounded out (third to first); 3 R (2
ER), 2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 2ND: Blefary singled to right; Michael popped to
shortstop; Peterson struck out; Clarke popped to third in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, Yankees 1.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Campaneris singled to right; Campaneris was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Rudi singled to
center; Jackson struck out; Bando popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Kenney grounded out (second to first); Murcer flied
out to center; White flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 3, Yankees 1.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Davis
reached on an error by Kenney [Davis to first]; Davis stole
second; Fernandez walked; LaRussa flied out to center [Davis to
third]; On a bunt Dobson singled to first [Davis scored
(unearned), Fernandez to second]; Campaneris singled to left
[Fernandez scored (unearned), Dobson to second]; KLIMKOWSKI
REPLACED PETERSON (PITCHING); Rudi singled to right [Dobson
scored (unearned), Campaneris to third, Rudi to second (on
throw)]; Jackson singled to center [Campaneris scored
(unearned), Rudi scored (unearned, but earned for the pitcher)];
Bando grounded out (first unassisted); 5 R (1 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Athletics 8, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 4TH: Cater flied out to left; Munson grounded out (third
to first); when Chuck Dobson took too long between pitches,
HP umpire Bill Haller called a ball; Blefary flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 8, Yankees 1.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Alou popped to third in foul territory; Davis
lined to left; Fernandez lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 8, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 5TH: MONDAY REPLACED DAVIS (PLAYING CF); JACKSON CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Michael flied out to center; Klimkowski
struck out; Clarke grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 8, Yankees 1.

ATHLETICS 6TH: LaRussa flied out to left; Dobson grounded out
(third to first); Campaneris grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 8, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 6TH: HOVLEY REPLACED ALOU (PLAYING LF); Kenney popped to
second; Murcer singled to center; White lined to left; Cater
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics
8, Yankees 1.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Rudi singled to left; Jackson forced Rudi (second
to shortstop); Bando grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Jackson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 8, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 7TH: Munson was called out on strikes; Blefary homered;
Michael grounded out (first to pitcher); WARD BATTED FOR
KLIMKOWSKI; Ward flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 8, Yankees 2.

ATHLETICS 8TH: KEKICH REPLACED WARD (PITCHING); Hovley flied out
to left; Monday struck out; Fernandez was called out on strikes;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 8, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 8TH: Clarke flied out to center; Kenney singled to
center; Murcer lined to right; White popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 8, Yankees 2.

ATHLETICS 9TH: LaRussa popped to third in foul territory; Dobson
flied out to center; Campaneris singled to left; Rudi popped to
catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 8,
Yankees 2.

YANKEES 9TH: Cater singled to center; Munson flied out to left;
Blefary struck out; Michael grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 8, Yankees 2.



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