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Friday July 31, 1970
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After the Senators took a 4-0 lead, the Athletics came from behind for a 5-4 victory, with the decision going to reliever Paul Lindblad, who did not allow a hit and struck out five batters in the last three innings. The A's pulled within one run with the aid of a homer by Frank Fernandez and then scored the tying and winning tallies in the seventh on a single by Felipe Alou, pass to Sal Bando and singles by Tommy Davis and Joe Rudi. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 5, Washington Senators 4

Game Played on Friday, July 31, 1970 (Night game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Senators     2  2  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   4  6  1
A's          0  1  1    0  0  1    2  0  x  -   5  9  0


Senators             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Unser rf              3   1   1   1     0   1   .239      Campaneris ss         5   1   1   0     0   0   .268
  Grieve ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .242      Monday cf             5   0   0   0     0   0   .305
  Knowles p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .077      Alou rf,lf            4   1   2   0     0   0   .296
Stroud cf             4   1   2   2     0   2   .270      Bando 3b              1   2   0   1     3   0   .276
Howard lf             3   0   0   0     1   2   .285      Davis lf              3   0   2   1     1   0   .281
Epstein 1b            4   0   1   0     0   2   .255        Jackson rf          0   0   0   0     0   0   .230
Rodriguez 3b          3   0   1   1     0   1   .244      Rudi 1b               3   0   1   2     0   0   .288
B. Allen 2b           2   0   0   0     0   1   .239      Fernandez c           4   1   2   1     0   0   .222
  Cullen ph,2b        2   0   1   0     0   0   .205      Green 2b              4   0   1   0     0   1   .196
Brinkman ss           3   1   0   0     1   0   .279      Fingers p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .111
French c              1   1   0   0     1   0   .210        Lachemann p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Casanova ph,c       2   0   0   0     0   0   .267        LaRussa ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .181
Shellenback p         1   0   0   0     0   0   .095        Roland p            0   0   0   0     1   0   .000
  Comer ph,rf         1   0   0   0     0   0   .177        Mincher ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .241
                                                            Lindblad p          1   0   0   0     0   1   .000

Totals               30   4   6   4     3  10             Totals               32   5   9   5     5   2

Time of Game: 2:19   Attendance:  4,382
Left on Base: Senators 4, A's 9
DP: Senators 0, A's 0
Errors: Stroud
Doubles: Stroud 2 (9)
Home Runs: Fernandez (12)
Sacrifice Hits: Shellenback (4)
Sacrifice Flies: Rodriguez (3), Rudi (1)


Senators               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Shellenback             6     5   3   3   4   1   1  27   3.18
Knowles L(1-10)         2     4   2   2   1   1   0  11   2.01
Totals                  8     9   5   5   5   2   1  38

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Fingers                 1     3   4   4   2   0   0   8   4.07
Lachemann               1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4   2.75
Roland                  4     2   0   0   1   4   0  14   3.00
Lindblad W(4-1)         3     0   0   0   0   5   0   9   3.51
Totals                  9     6   4   4   3  10   0  35

Wild Pitches: Shellenback (2)

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


SENATORS 1ST: Unser singled; Stroud doubled to left [Unser
scored]; Howard made an out to second; Epstein singled to right
[Stroud to third]; Rodriguez hit a sacrifice fly to right
[Stroud scored]; B. Allen flied out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Senators 2, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris flied out to right; Monday grounded
out (second to first); Alou grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 2, Athletics 0.

SENATORS 2ND: Brinkman walked; French walked [Brinkman to
second]; LACHEMANN REPLACED FINGERS (PITCHING); Shellenback out
on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Brinkman to third,
French to second]; Unser grounded out (catcher to first)
[Brinkman scored, French to third]; Stroud doubled to left
[French scored]; Howard struck out; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Senators 4, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando walked; Davis singled to right [Bando to
third]; Rudi hit a sacrifice fly to center [Bando scored];
Fernandez singled to left [Davis to second]; Shellenback threw a
wild pitch [Davis to third, Fernandez to second]; Green struck
out; LARUSSA BATTED FOR LACHEMANN; LaRussa grounded out (third
to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Senators 4, Athletics 1.

SENATORS 3RD: ROLAND REPLACED LARUSSA (PITCHING); Epstein popped
to third; Rodriguez popped to first; B. Allen struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 4, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Campaneris singled to left; Monday flied out to
right; Alou singled to right [Campaneris to third]; Bando forced
Alou (shortstop to second) [Campaneris scored]; Davis walked
[Bando to second]; Rudi flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Senators 4, Athletics 2.

SENATORS 4TH: Brinkman grounded out (second to first); French
grounded out (catcher unassisted); Shellenback flied out to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 4, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Fernandez grounded out (third to first); Green
grounded out (third to first); Roland walked; Campaneris forced
Roland (third to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 4,
Athletics 2.

SENATORS 5TH: Unser struck out; Stroud struck out; Howard
walked; Epstein struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 4,
Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Monday grounded out (shortstop to first); Alou
flied out to center; Bando walked; Davis grounded out (pitcher
to second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 4,
Athletics 2.

SENATORS 6TH: Rodriguez singled to second; CULLEN BATTED FOR B.
ALLEN; Cullen singled to center [Rodriguez to third, Cullen out
at second (center to third to second)]; Brinkman reached on a
fielder's choice [Rodriguez out at home (shortstop to catcher)];
CASANOVA BATTED FOR FRENCH; Casanova popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 4, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 6TH: CULLEN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); CASANOVA
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Rudi popped to catcher in foul
territory; Fernandez homered; Green lined to center; MINCHER
BATTED FOR ROLAND; Mincher made an out to shortstop; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Senators 4, Athletics 3.

SENATORS 7TH: LINDBLAD REPLACED MINCHER (PITCHING); COMER BATTED
FOR SHELLENBACK; Comer grounded out (shortstop to first); GRIEVE
BATTED FOR UNSER; Grieve was called out on strikes; Stroud
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 4, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 7TH: KNOWLES REPLACED GRIEVE (PITCHING); COMER STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Campaneris grounded out (pitcher to
first); Monday grounded out (pitcher to first); Alou singled to
center [Alou to second (error by Stroud)]; Bando walked; Davis
singled to left [Alou scored, Bando to third]; Rudi singled to
left [Davis to second, Bando scored]; Fernandez flied out to
center; 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Senators 4, Athletics 5.

SENATORS 8TH: JACKSON REPLACED DAVIS (PLAYING RF); ALOU CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Howard struck out; Epstein struck out;
Rodriguez was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Senators 4, Athletics 5.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Green singled to left; On a bunt Lindblad struck
out; Campaneris forced Green (shortstop to second); Monday
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Senators 4, Athletics 5.

SENATORS 9TH: Cullen popped to first in foul territory; Brinkman
flied out to center; Casanova popped to first in foul territory;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 4, Athletics 5.



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