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Monday August 17, 1970
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A three-run homer by Norm Cash in the eighth inning carried the Tigers to a 5-3 victory over the Athletics and handed Mudcat Grant his first defeat of the season. The A's ace reliever gave up a single by Al Kaline and a pass to Jim Northrup before Cash connected for the circuit. Denny McLain and three Tiger relievers yielded only four hits. McLain was banished from the game in the fifth inning in an argument over a call. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 5, Oakland Athletics 3

Game Played on Monday, August 17, 1970 (Night game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Tigers       0  0  1    0  0  1    0  3  0  -   5  7  1
A's          1  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   3  4  0


Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Jones 2b              4   1   1   0     1   1   .230      Campaneris ss         4   1   1   0     1   0   .278
Stanley cf            5   0   2   0     0   0   .267      Monday cf             4   0   0   0     1   1   .296
Kaline rf             2   2   1   1     2   0   .277      Davis lf,1b           4   0   0   1     0   0   .277
Northrup lf           4   1   1   0     1   1   .279      Mincher 1b            3   0   0   0     1   0   .256
Cash 1b               3   1   1   3     1   1   .260        Lewis pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Freehan c             3   0   0   1     0   0   .234        Jackson rf          0   0   0   0     0   0   .228
Wert 3b               1   0   0   0     3   0   .244      Bando 3b              3   0   0   0     1   0   .265
Gutierrez ss          4   0   1   0     0   0   .253      Alou rf,lf            4   1   1   0     0   1   .282
McLain p              2   0   0   0     0   0   .077      Fernandez c           3   1   0   0     1   0   .213
  LaGrow p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Green 2b              2   0   0   0     1   0   .178
  Collins ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Donaldson ph        1   0   1   0     0   0   .250
  Patterson p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Odom p                2   0   1   1     0   0   .212
  G. Brown ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .254        Grant p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .167
  Timmermann p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Hovley ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .261

Totals               30   5   7   5     8   3             Totals               31   3   4   2     6   2

Time of Game: 2:42   Attendance:  5,745
Left on Base: Tigers 8, A's 8
DP: Tigers 0, A's 2
Errors: Gutierrez
Doubles: Stanley 2 (17), Gutierrez (10)
Home Runs: Cash (13)
Stolen Bases: Monday (14), Alou (8), Lewis (3)
Sacrifice Hits: Grant (4)
Sacrifice Flies: Kaline (7), Freehan (4)
GIDP: Stanley (12), Northrup (6)


Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
McLain                  4.2   2   3   1   3   2   0  20   4.72
LaGrow                  1.1   0   0   0   1   0   0   5   4.63
Patterson W(4-1)        1     0   0   0   1   0   0   4   4.59
Timmermann SV(21)       2     2   0   0   1   0   0   9   3.88
Totals                  9     4   3   1   6   2   0  38

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Odom                    5.2   2   2   2   6   2   0  25   4.34
Grant L(5-1)            2     4   3   3   1   0   1  10   1.55
Lindblad                1.1   1   0   0   1   1   0   5   3.52
Totals                  9     7   5   5   8   3   1  40

Passed Balls: Freehan (7)
Balks: McLain (1)

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


TIGERS 1ST: Jones grounded out (first unassisted); Stanley
grounded out (third to first); Kaline grounded out (first to
pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris walked; Freehan allowed a passed ball
[Campaneris to third]; Monday walked; Monday stole second; Davis
grounded out (first unassisted) [Campaneris scored (unearned)];
Mincher flied out to left; Bando made an out to shortstop; 1 R
(0 ER), 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Athletics 1.

TIGERS 2ND: Northrup struck out; Cash walked; Freehan flied out
to center; Wert walked [Cash to second]; Gutierrez grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 0, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Alou struck out; Fernandez flied out to center;
Green flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0,
Athletics 1.

TIGERS 3RD: McLain made an out to shortstop; Jones walked;
Stanley doubled [Jones to third]; Kaline hit a sacrifice fly to
center [Jones scored]; Northrup grounded out (second to first);
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 1, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Odom grounded out (shortstop to first);
Campaneris popped to catcher in foul territory; Monday struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Athletics 1.

TIGERS 4TH: Cash struck out; Freehan grounded out (shortstop to
first); Wert walked; Gutierrez flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Tigers 1, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Davis made an out to second; Mincher popped to
catcher in foul territory; Bando grounded out (first to
pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Athletics 1.

TIGERS 5TH: McLain grounded out (shortstop to first); Jones made
an out to second; Stanley flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 1, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Alou singled to left; Alou stole second;
Fernandez walked; On a bunt Green popped to third in foul
territory; Odom singled to left [Alou scored, Fernandez to
second]; Campaneris reached on an error by Gutierrez [Fernandez
to third, Odom to second, Campaneris to first]; Monday made an
out to shortstop; McLain balked [Fernandez scored (unearned),
Odom to third, Campaneris to second]; Denny McLain ejected by
HP umpire Russ Goetz; LAGROW REPLACED MCLAIN (PITCHING);
Davis flied out to center; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers
1, Athletics 3.

TIGERS 6TH: Kaline walked; Northrup singled to right [Kaline to
second]; Cash forced Northrup (second to shortstop) [Kaline to
third]; Freehan hit a sacrifice fly to center [Kaline scored];
Wert walked [Cash to second]; GRANT REPLACED ODOM (PITCHING);
Gutierrez made an out to shortstop; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Tigers 2, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Mincher grounded out (shortstop to first); Bando
walked; Alou grounded out (shortstop to first) [Bando to
second]; Fernandez grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 2, Athletics 3.

TIGERS 7TH: COLLINS BATTED FOR LAGROW; Collins made an out to
shortstop; Jones singled to right; Stanley grounded into a
double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Jones out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 7TH: PATTERSON REPLACED COLLINS (PITCHING); Green
walked; Grant out on a sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Green
to second]; Campaneris grounded out (shortstop to first) [Green
to third]; Monday flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Tigers 2, Athletics 3.

TIGERS 8TH: Kaline singled to left; Northrup walked [Kaline to
second]; Cash homered [Kaline scored, Northrup scored]; Freehan
grounded out (second to first); Wert grounded out (shortstop to
first); Gutierrez doubled to right; G. BROWN BATTED FOR
PATTERSON; LINDBLAD REPLACED GRANT (PITCHING); G. Brown flied
out to center; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 5, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 8TH: TIMMERMANN REPLACED G. BROWN (PITCHING); Davis
grounded out (shortstop to first); Mincher walked; LEWIS RAN FOR
MINCHER; Lewis stole second; Bando popped to first in foul
territory; Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 5, Athletics 3.

TIGERS 9TH: JACKSON REPLACED LEWIS (PLAYING RF); DAVIS CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); ALOU CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF);
Jones struck out; Stanley doubled to center; Kaline was walked
intentionally; Northrup grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Kaline out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Tigers 5, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Fernandez flied out to left; DONALDSON BATTED FOR
GREEN; Donaldson singled to center; HOVLEY BATTED FOR LINDBLAD;
Hovley flied out to left; Campaneris singled to left [Donaldson
to second]; Monday grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 5, Athletics 3.



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