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Saturday July 18, 1970
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Steve Kline gained his first major league victory and helped the Yankees defeat the Athletics, 7-2, by rapping three singles in four trips to the plate. The A's scored their runs on a homer by Reggie Jackson in the first inning, but the Yankees came back with three in the third on singles by Kline and Horace Clarke, a pass to Bobby Murcer, a forceout and singles by Danny Cater and Thurman Munson.

Kline singled again in the seventh, Murcer walked and Roy White hit a homer. Kline's third hit came in the eighth and drove in Gene Michael, who had doubled. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 7, Oakland Athletics 2

Game Played on Saturday, July 18, 1970 (Day game) at Yankee Stadium I

A's          2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  5  1
Yankees      0  0  3    0  0  0    3  1  x  -   7 12  0


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         3   1   1   0     1   0   .269      Clarke 2b             4   1   2   0     0   0   .251
Monday cf             4   0   2   0     0   0   .308      Murcer cf             2   1   0   0     2   1   .256
Jackson rf            4   1   1   2     0   1   .225      White lf              4   2   2   4     0   0   .319
Bando 3b              3   0   1   0     1   0   .274      Cater 3b,1b           4   0   3   1     0   0   .312
Mincher 1b            4   0   0   0     0   1   .241      Munson c              4   0   1   1     0   1   .264
Rudi lf               3   0   0   0     0   0   .287      Ellis 1b              3   0   0   0     0   1   .225
  Grant p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Kenney 3b           1   0   0   0     0   0   .224
Fernandez c           2   0   0   0     1   2   .222      Blefary rf            2   0   0   0     1   0   .208
LaRussa 2b            1   0   0   0     1   0   .183        Lyttle rf           1   0   0   0     0   1   .333
  Alou ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .292      Michael ss            4   1   1   0     0   1   .219
  Green 2b            0   0   0   0     0   0   .185      Kline p               4   2   3   1     0   0   .500
Roland p              1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Lachemann p         1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Hovley lf           1   0   0   0     0   0   .270

Totals               28   2   5   2     4   5             Totals               33   7  12   7     3   5

Time of Game: 2:15   Attendance: 12,780
Left on Base: A's 3, Yankees 6
DP: A's 2, Yankees 3
Errors: Jackson
Doubles: Michael (9)
Home Runs: Jackson (13), White (13)
Caught Stealing: Monday (4), White (4)
Sacrifice Hits: Clarke (2)
GIDP: Jackson (7), Alou (8), Monday (6), Munson (7)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Roland L(1-2)           2.1   5   3   3   2   1   0  13   3.46
Lachemann               4     3   2   2   1   3   0  16   2.43
Grant                   1.2   4   2   2   0   1   1   8   1.12
Totals                  8    12   7   7   3   5   1  37

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kline W(1-1)            9     5   2   2   4   5   1  32   2.12
Totals                  9     5   2   2   4   5   1  32

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


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris walked; Monday grounded out (shortstop
to first) [Campaneris to second]; Jackson homered [Campaneris
scored]; Bando grounded out (shortstop to first); Mincher was
called out on strikes; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2,
Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke singled to center; Murcer lined into a
double play (second to first) [Clarke out at first]; White flied
out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Yankees 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Rudi popped to catcher in foul territory;
Fernandez struck out; LaRussa walked; Roland struck out (catcher
to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Cater singled to left; Munson struck out; Ellis
lined to left; Blefary walked [Cater to second]; Michael forced
Blefary (shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics
2, Yankees 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: On a bunt Campaneris made an out to first; Monday
singled to left; Jackson struck out; Monday was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2,
Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Kline singled to left; Clarke singled to center
[Kline to second]; Murcer walked [Kline to third, Clarke to
second]; White forced Murcer (shortstop to second) [Kline
scored, Clarke to third]; Cater singled to center [Clarke
scored, White to second]; LACHEMANN REPLACED ROLAND (PITCHING);
Munson singled to left [White scored, Cater to second]; Ellis
struck out; Blefary flied out to right; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Athletics 2, Yankees 3.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Bando singled to left; Mincher popped to
shortstop; Rudi made an out to second; Fernandez struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 4TH: Michael made an out to third; Kline grounded out
(shortstop to first); Clarke reached on an error by Jackson
[Clarke to second]; Murcer struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 2, Yankees 3.

ATHLETICS 5TH: LaRussa flied out to right; Lachemann grounded
out (first unassisted); On a bunt Campaneris made an out to
first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 5TH: White singled to right; Cater made an out to third;
White was caught stealing second (catcher to second); Munson
made an out to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2,
Yankees 3.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Monday singled to second; Jackson grounded into a
double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Monday out at
second]; Bando walked; Mincher flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 6TH: Ellis grounded out (third to first); Blefary
grounded out (first to pitcher); Michael struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Yankees 3.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Rudi grounded out (shortstop to first); Fernandez
walked; ALOU BATTED FOR LARUSSA; Alou grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Fernandez out at second]; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 7TH: GREEN REPLACED ALOU (PLAYING 2B); Kline singled to
left; Clarke out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Kline
to second]; Murcer walked; HOVLEY REPLACED LACHEMANN (PLAYING
LF); GRANT REPLACED RUDI (PITCHING); White homered [Kline
scored, Murcer scored]; Cater singled to left; Munson grounded
into a double play (pitcher to second to first) [Cater out at
second]; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Yankees 6.

ATHLETICS 8TH: KENNEY REPLACED ELLIS (PLAYING 3B); CATER CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); LYTTLE REPLACED BLEFARY (PLAYING RF);
Hovley grounded out (pitcher to first); Campaneris singled to
right; Monday grounded into a double play (second to shortstop
to first) [Campaneris out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 2, Yankees 6.

YANKEES 8TH: Kenney popped to catcher in foul territory; Lyttle
struck out; Michael doubled; Kline singled [Michael scored];
Clarke grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 2, Yankees 7.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Jackson grounded out (first unassisted); Bando
grounded out (shortstop to first); Mincher grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Yankees 7.



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