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Thursday August 13, 1970
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Pitching a three-hitter, Sam McDowell gained his 17th victory when the Indians defeated the Athletics, 4-3. Vada Pinson led off the game with a homer for the Indians, but the A's loaded bases with the aid of an error in the third inning and scored three unearned runs on a double by Tommy Davis.

The Indians came back with three in the fifth. Jack Heidemann doubled and McDowell walked. After Pinson forced McDowell, Heidemann scored on a single by Graig Nettles. Pinson crossed the plate on a wild pitch and the winning run followed when Roy Foster singled. [The Sporting News]


Cleveland Indians 4, Oakland Athletics 3

Game Played on Thursday, August 13, 1970 (Night game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Indians      1  0  0    0  3  0    0  0  0  -   4 11  1
A's          0  0  3    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  3  2


Indians              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Pinson rf             5   2   1   1     0   0   .287      Campaneris ss         4   1   1   0     0   2   .276
Nettles 3b            4   1   2   1     1   1   .235      Monday cf             4   0   0   0     0   3   .302
Foster lf             3   0   1   1     1   2   .288      Davis lf              4   0   1   3     0   1   .279
Fosse c               4   0   1   0     0   0   .307      Bando 3b              3   0   0   0     1   1   .262
Sims 1b               4   0   2   0     0   0   .261      Alou rf               4   0   0   0     0   0   .283
  Bradford pr         0   0   0   0     0   0   .196      Mincher 1b            4   0   0   0     0   0   .257
  Brown ss            0   0   0   0     0   0   .297      Fernandez c           4   0   1   0     0   1   .222
Uhlaender cf          4   0   1   0     0   0   .254      LaRussa 2b            1   1   0   0     2   0   .195
Leon 2b               4   0   2   0     0   0   .245        Lewis pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Heidemann ss          3   1   1   0     0   0   .207        Donaldson 2b        0   0   0   0     0   0   .240
  Horton ph,1b        1   0   0   0     0   0   .262      Odom p                0   1   0   0     1   0   .194
McDowell p            3   0   0   0     1   0   .146        Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Fingers p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .100
                                                            Green ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .178
                                                            Lachemann p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Tenace ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
                                                            Grant p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .167

Totals               35   4  11   3     3   3             Totals               30   3   3   3     4   9

Time of Game: 2:43   Attendance:  7,644
Left on Base: Indians 7, A's 4
DP: Indians 0, A's 4
Errors: Sims, LaRussa, Odom
Doubles: Heidemann (12), Davis (3), Fernandez (5)
Home Runs: Pinson (13)
GIDP: Fosse (9), Uhlaender (5), Heidemann (7), Horton (15)


Indians                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
McDowell W(17-7)        9     3   3   0   4   9   0  34   2.68
Totals                  9     3   3   0   4   9   0  34

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Odom                    4     4   3   3   3   1   1  18   4.42
Lindblad L(4-2)         0.1   2   1   1   0   0   0   3   3.63
Fingers                 0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   3   4.11
Lachemann               2     1   0   0   0   1   0   6   2.37
Grant                   2     3   0   0   0   1   0   8   1.35
Totals                  9    11   4   4   3   3   1  38

Wild Pitches: McDowell (12), Odom (7), Lindblad (2)

Umpires: HP - Russ Goetz, 1B - Don Denkinger, 2B - Art Frantz, 3B - Nestor Chylak


INDIANS 1ST: Pinson homered; Nettles singled to right; Odom
threw a wild pitch [Nettles to second]; Foster struck out; Fosse
lined to center; Sims grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris struck out; Monday struck out; Davis
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 1, Athletics 0.

INDIANS 2ND: Uhlaender grounded out (pitcher unassisted); Leon
singled to shortstop; Heidemann forced Leon (pitcher to
shortstop); Heidemann was picked off first but was safe on an
error by Odom [Heidemann to second]; McDowell flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando grounded out (third to first); Alou popped
to catcher in foul territory; Mincher flied out to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 1, Athletics 0.

INDIANS 3RD: Pinson flied out to right; Nettles walked; Foster
walked [Nettles to second]; Fosse grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Foster out at second]; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Fernandez struck out; LaRussa walked; Odom walked
[LaRussa to second]; Sims dropped a foul fly hit by Campaneris
for an error; Campaneris singled to right [LaRussa to third,
Odom to second]; Monday struck out; Davis doubled to right
[LaRussa scored (unearned), Odom scored (unearned), Campaneris
scored (unearned), Davis to third (on throw to home)]; Bando
struck out; 3 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 1, Athletics 3.

INDIANS 4TH: Sims grounded out (first to pitcher); Uhlaender
grounded out (first unassisted); Leon flied out to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 1, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Alou flied out to right; Mincher lined to first;
Fernandez doubled to left; LaRussa flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 1, Athletics 3.

INDIANS 5TH: Heidemann doubled to right; McDowell walked;
LINDBLAD REPLACED ODOM (PITCHING); Pinson forced McDowell (first
to shortstop) [Heidemann to third]; Nettles singled to right
[Heidemann scored, Pinson to third]; Lindblad threw a wild pitch
[Pinson scored, Nettles to second]; Foster singled to right
[Nettles scored]; FINGERS REPLACED LINDBLAD (PITCHING); Fosse
reached on an error by LaRussa [Foster to second, Fosse to
first]; Sims singled to right [Foster to third, Fosse to
second]; Uhlaender grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Sims out at second]; 3 R, 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.
Indians 4, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 5TH: GREEN BATTED FOR FINGERS; Green popped to third
in foul territory; Campaneris struck out; Monday grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 4, Athletics 3.

INDIANS 6TH: LACHEMANN REPLACED GREEN (PITCHING); Leon singled
to left; Heidemann grounded into a double play (shortstop to
first) [Leon out at second]; McDowell flied out to left; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 4, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Davis grounded out (second to first); Bando flied
out to center; Alou flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Indians 4, Athletics 3.

INDIANS 7TH: Pinson flied out to left; Nettles grounded out
(second to first); Foster struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Indians 4, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Mincher flied out to left; Fernandez flied out to
left; LaRussa walked; LEWIS RAN FOR LARUSSA; TENACE BATTED FOR
LACHEMANN; McDowell threw a wild pitch [Lewis to second]; Tenace
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 4, Athletics 3.

INDIANS 8TH: GRANT REPLACED TENACE (PITCHING); DONALDSON
REPLACED LEWIS (PLAYING 2B); Fosse singled to center; Sims
singled to left [Fosse to third]; BRADFORD RAN FOR SIMS;
Uhlaender singled to third [Fosse stayed at third, Bradford to
second]; Leon flied out to right; HORTON BATTED FOR HEIDEMANN;
Horton grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Uhlaender out at second]; 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Indians
4, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 8TH: HORTON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); BROWN
REPLACED BRADFORD (PLAYING SS); Campaneris flied out to right;
Monday was called out on strikes; Davis flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 4, Athletics 3.

INDIANS 9TH: McDowell grounded out (second to first); Pinson
made an out to shortstop; Nettles struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Indians 4, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Bando walked; Alou forced Bando (second to
shortstop); Mincher flied out to center; Fernandez grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 4, Athletics 3.



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