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Friday July 17, 1970
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Mel Stottlemyre returned to the winning column for the first time since June 21 by pitching the Yankees to a 7-1 victory over the Athletics. The Yankees decided the outcome with four runs in the fourth inning. Thurman Munson opened with a single and was out trying for third on a single by Bobby Murcer, but Murcer took second on the throw and scored on a single by Danny Cater. Pete Ward then tripled and Curt Blefary followed with his sixth homer of the season and 100th of his major league career. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 7, Oakland Athletics 1

Game Played on Friday, July 17, 1970 (Night game) at Yankee Stadium I

A's          1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  8  0
Yankees      0  0  0    4  0  0    0  3  x  -   7 11  1


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         4   0   1   0     0   0   .269      Clarke 2b             5   1   2   2     0   0   .248
Monday cf             4   0   2   0     0   0   .304      Munson c              3   0   2   1     0   0   .264
Jackson rf            4   1   0   0     0   1   .224      Murcer cf             5   1   2   0     0   2   .258
Bando 3b              3   0   0   0     1   0   .273      White lf              3   0   0   0     1   0   .317
Alou lf               4   0   1   0     0   1   .293      Cater 3b,1b           4   1   2   1     0   0   .307
Mincher 1b            4   0   2   0     0   1   .244      Ward 1b               3   1   1   1     0   0   .217
Duncan c              4   0   0   0     0   0   .243        Lyttle rf           1   0   0   0     0   1   .400
LaRussa 2b            2   0   0   0     0   0   .186      Blefary rf            2   1   1   2     1   0   .210
  Hovley ph           1   0   1   0     0   0   .271        Kenney 3b           1   1   1   0     0   0   .225
  Green 2b            0   0   0   0     0   0   .185      Michael ss            3   1   0   0     1   0   .219
Hunter p              1   0   1   0     0   0   .172      Stottlemyre p         4   0   0   0     0   2   .192
  Rudi ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .291
  Lachemann p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Davis ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .284
  Locker p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Osteen p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               33   1   8   0     1   3             Totals               34   7  11   7     3   5

Time of Game: 2:16   Attendance: 17,821
Left on Base: A's 6, Yankees 8
DP: A's 0, Yankees 0
Errors: Cater
Doubles: Cater (21), Clarke (14)
Triples: Ward (2)
Home Runs: Blefary (6)
Stolen Bases: Murcer (8), Munson (5), Kenney (12)
Caught Stealing: Monday (3)
Hit by Pitch: Munson 2 (7,by Hunter,by Lachemann)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hunter L(13-8)          5     6   4   4   0   2   1  21   3.56
Lachemann               1.1   2   0   0   1   1   0   8   2.18
Lindblad                0.2   0   0   0   1   1   0   3   4.08
Locker                  0.2   3   3   3   1   1   0   6   3.21
Osteen                  0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   1.69
Totals                  8    11   7   7   3   5   1  39

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Stottlemyre W(9-8)      9     8   1   0   1   3   0  34   3.36
Totals                  9     8   1   0   1   3   0  34

Hit by Pitch: Hunter (4), Lachemann (1)
Wild Pitches: Locker (3), Stottlemyre (6)

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


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris singled to left; Campaneris was picked
off first (pitcher to first); Monday singled to left; Jackson
forced Monday (second to shortstop); Stottlemyre threw a wild
pitch [Jackson to second]; Bando reached on an error by Cater
[Jackson scored (unearned) (no RBI), Bando to second]; Alou
grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke grounded out (second to first); Munson
grounded out (shortstop to first); Murcer singled to center;
Murcer stole second; White grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Yankees 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Mincher was called out on strikes; Duncan
grounded out (pitcher to first); LaRussa grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Cater grounded out (shortstop to first); Ward
popped to shortstop; Blefary popped to third in foul territory;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Yankees 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Hunter singled to right; Campaneris popped to
catcher in foul territory; Monday forced Hunter (third to
second); Monday was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Michael grounded out (shortstop to first);
Stottlemyre grounded out (first to pitcher); On a bunt Clarke
made an out to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1,
Yankees 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Jackson grounded out (shortstop to first); Bando
grounded out (pitcher to second to first); Alou struck out; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Munson singled to right; Murcer singled to right
[Munson out at third (right to third), Murcer to second (on
throw to 3b)]; White flied out to center [Murcer to third];
Cater singled to center [Murcer scored]; Ward tripled to center
[Cater scored]; Blefary homered [Ward scored]; Michael flied out
to left; 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Yankees 4.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Mincher grounded out (second to first); Duncan
grounded out (third to first); LaRussa grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Yankees 4.

YANKEES 5TH: Stottlemyre was called out on strikes; Clarke made
an out to first; Munson was hit by a pitch; Munson stole second;
Murcer struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Yankees 4.

ATHLETICS 6TH: RUDI BATTED FOR HUNTER; Rudi lined to second;
Campaneris popped to catcher in foul territory; Monday singled
to center; Jackson grounded out (second to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Yankees 4.

YANKEES 6TH: LACHEMANN REPLACED RUDI (PITCHING); White grounded
out (shortstop to first); Cater doubled to left; Ward flied out
to left; Blefary was walked intentionally; Michael flied out to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Yankees 4.

ATHLETICS 7TH: LYTTLE REPLACED WARD (PLAYING RF); KENNEY
REPLACED BLEFARY (PLAYING 3B); CATER CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
1B); Bando popped to shortstop; Alou singled to right; Mincher
singled to center [Alou to third, Mincher out at second (center
to second)]; Duncan grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Yankees 4.

YANKEES 7TH: Stottlemyre struck out; Clarke singled to center;
Munson was hit by a pitch [Clarke to second]; LINDBLAD REPLACED
LACHEMANN (PITCHING); Murcer struck out; White walked [Clarke to
third, Munson to second]; Cater popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Athletics 1, Yankees 4.

ATHLETICS 8TH: HOVLEY BATTED FOR LARUSSA; Hovley singled to
center; DAVIS BATTED FOR LINDBLAD; Davis lined to shortstop;
Campaneris popped to third in foul territory; Monday forced
Hovley (second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics
1, Yankees 4.

YANKEES 8TH: GREEN REPLACED HOVLEY (PLAYING 2B); LOCKER REPLACED
DAVIS (PITCHING); Lyttle struck out; Kenney singled to left;
Locker threw a wild pitch [Kenney to second]; Kenney stole
third; Michael walked; Stottlemyre made an out to first; Clarke
doubled to right [Kenney scored, Michael scored]; Munson singled
to center [Clarke scored]; OSTEEN REPLACED LOCKER (PITCHING);
Murcer popped to second; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1,
Yankees 7.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Jackson struck out; Bando walked; Alou forced
Bando (shortstop to second); Mincher singled to left [Alou to
third]; Duncan forced Mincher (second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Yankees 7.



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