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Saturday August 8, 1970
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Luis Tiant, who was a loser in his first start August 3 after coming off the disabled list, gained his first victory since May 20 when the Twins defeated the Athletics, 3-1. Tiant, who gave up a homer by Sal Bando in the second inning, did not finish, yielding the mound to Stan Williams with two out in the seventh. The Twins took a 2-1 lead in the second when Harmon Killebrew walked and Rich Reese homered. Tiant doubled and counted the last run on singles by Cesar Tovar and Danny Thompson in the third. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 3, Oakland Athletics 1

Game Played on Saturday, August 8, 1970 (Day game) at Metropolitan Stadium

A's          0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  1
Twins        0  2  1    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   3  6  1


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         4   0   2   0     0   0   .270      Tovar cf              4   0   1   0     0   0   .296
Monday cf             3   0   1   0     1   0   .301      Thompson 2b,3b        4   0   2   1     0   1   .295
Alou lf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .284      Oliva rf              4   0   1   0     0   1   .329
Mincher 1b            4   0   0   0     0   0   .245      Killebrew 3b          2   1   0   0     2   0   .295
Bando 3b              4   1   1   1     0   1   .266        Quilici 2b          0   0   0   0     0   0   .216
Jackson rf            3   0   0   0     1   2   .231      Reese 1b              3   1   1   2     0   1   .278
Fernandez c           3   0   1   0     1   2   .219      Holt lf               3   0   0   0     0   1   .259
  Lewis pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Cardenas ss           3   0   0   0     0   1   .266
Donaldson 2b          3   0   0   0     1   0   .247      Tischinski c          3   0   0   0     0   1   .240
Fingers p             1   0   0   0     0   0   .100      Tiant p               2   1   1   0     0   0   .423
  Roland p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Williams p          1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Davis ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .274
  Locker p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Hovley ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .261
  Grant p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Green ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .184

Totals               32   1   6   1     4   6             Totals               29   3   6   3     2   7

Time of Game: 2:35   Attendance: 29,297
Left on Base: A's 8, Twins 4
DP: A's 1, Twins 1
Errors: Jackson, Oliva
Doubles: Tiant (3)
Home Runs: Bando (19), Reese (9)
Stolen Bases: Jackson (18)
Caught Stealing: Monday (7)
GIDP: Donaldson (2), Oliva (13)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Fingers L(5-9)          2     5   3   3   1   3   1  11   3.95
Roland                  1     0   0   0   1   2   0   4   2.57
Locker                  3     0   0   0   0   0   0   9   2.98
Grant                   2     1   0   0   0   2   0   7   1.35
Totals                  8     6   3   3   2   7   1  31

Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Tiant W(7-1)            6.2   5   1   1   4   4   1  29   2.86
Williams SV(9)          2.1   1   0   0   0   2   0   7   1.67
Totals                  9     6   1   1   4   6   1  36

Umpires: HP - Lou DiMuro, 1B - Jerry Neudecker, 2B - Emmett Ashford, 3B - Hank Soar


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris singled to left; Monday forced
Campaneris (second to shortstop); Monday was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Alou popped to third in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Twins 0.

TWINS 1ST: Tovar flied out to center; Thompson singled to right;
Oliva grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Thompson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0,
Twins 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Mincher flied out to left; Bando homered; Jackson
walked; Jackson stole second; Fernandez walked; Donaldson made
an out to second; Fingers grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 0.

TWINS 2ND: Killebrew walked; Reese homered [Killebrew scored];
Holt struck out; Cardenas struck out; Tischinski was called out
on strikes; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 2.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Campaneris lined to center; Monday singled to
third; Alou forced Monday (shortstop to second); Mincher
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics
1, Twins 2.

TWINS 3RD: Tiant doubled to left; Tovar singled [Tiant to
third]; Thompson singled to center [Tiant scored, Tovar to
second]; ROLAND REPLACED FINGERS (PITCHING); Oliva struck out;
Killebrew walked [Tovar to third, Thompson to second]; Reese
struck out; Holt grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 3.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Bando reached on an error by Oliva [Bando to
first]; Jackson struck out; Fernandez was called out on strikes;
Donaldson walked [Bando to second]; DAVIS BATTED FOR ROLAND;
Davis flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1,
Twins 3.

TWINS 4TH: LOCKER REPLACED DAVIS (PITCHING); Cardenas grounded
out (shortstop to first); Tischinski grounded out (shortstop to
first); Tiant grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 3.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Campaneris flied out to center; Monday grounded
out (third to first); Alou singled to left; Mincher grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 3.

TWINS 5TH: Tovar grounded out (pitcher to first); Thompson
grounded out (second to first); Oliva grounded out (first to
pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 3.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Bando was called out on strikes; Jackson grounded
out (second to first); Fernandez was called out on strikes; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 3.

TWINS 6TH: Killebrew grounded out (third to first); Reese
grounded out (second to first); Holt grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 3.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Donaldson grounded out (shortstop to first);
HOVLEY BATTED FOR LOCKER; Hovley flied out to right; Campaneris
singled to left; Monday walked [Campaneris to second]; WILLIAMS
REPLACED TIANT (PITCHING); Alou forced Monday (second to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 3.

TWINS 7TH: GRANT REPLACED HOVLEY (PITCHING); Cardenas grounded
out (third to first); Tischinski flied out to center; Williams
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 3.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Mincher grounded out (first to pitcher); Bando
grounded out (second to first); Jackson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 3.

TWINS 8TH: Tovar grounded out (third to first); Thompson was
called out on strikes; Oliva singled to right [Oliva to second
(error by Jackson)]; Killebrew popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 3.

ATHLETICS 9TH: QUILICI REPLACED KILLEBREW (PLAYING 2B); THOMPSON
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); Fernandez singled to left; LEWIS
RAN FOR FERNANDEZ; Donaldson grounded into a double play (second
to shortstop to first) [Lewis out at second]; GREEN BATTED FOR
GRANT; Green struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1,
Twins 3.



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