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Friday August 21, 1970
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A leg injury forced Sam McDowell to leave the game in the sixth inning, but the lefthander received credit for his 18th victory when the Indians defeated the Athletics, 6-3. Duke Sims staked McDowell to an early lead by hitting a homer with two men on base in the first inning. Roy Foster added a round-tripper in the sixth and Ted Uhlaender and Vada Pinson capped the Indians' scoring with boundary belts in the eighth. [The Sporting News]


Cleveland Indians 6, Oakland Athletics 3

Game Played on Friday, August 21, 1970 (Night game) at Cleveland Stadium

A's          0  0  2    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   3 12  0
Indians      3  0  0    0  0  1    0  2  x  -   6  9  0


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Indians              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         5   0   1   0     0   3   .276      Uhlaender cf,lf       4   2   2   1     0   0   .251
Monday cf             3   1   1   0     2   1   .294      Foster lf             4   1   1   1     0   0   .280
Alou rf,lf            5   0   2   0     0   1   .287        Bradford cf         0   0   0   0     0   0   .194
Davis lf,1b           5   0   1   1     0   0   .275      Pinson rf             4   1   1   1     0   0   .279
Bando 3b              3   1   2   0     1   1   .268      Fosse c               3   1   1   0     1   1   .306
Mincher 1b            4   0   2   0     0   1   .256      Sims 1b               3   1   1   3     0   1   .259
  Lewis pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Hinton ph,1b        1   0   1   0     0   0   .346
  Jackson rf          0   0   0   0     0   0   .228      Nettles 3b            4   0   0   0     0   1   .228
Tenace c              4   0   1   1     0   2   .308      Leon 2b               3   0   1   0     0   0   .249
Green 2b              3   0   0   0     0   0   .180        Horton ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .266
  Donaldson ph        0   0   0   0     0   0   .250        Fuller 2b           0   0   0   0     0   0   .143
  Fernandez ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .209      Heidemann ss          3   0   1   0     0   1   .210
  Grant p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .167      McDowell p            2   0   0   0     0   2   .140
  Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Chance p            1   0   0   0     0   1   .083
  Locker p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .143        Austin p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .133
Hunter p              3   1   2   1     0   0   .192
  LaRussa ph,2b       1   0   0   0     0   1   .189

Totals               37   3  12   3     3  10             Totals               33   6   9   6     1   8

Time of Game: 2:47   Attendance: 20,827
Left on Base: A's 10, Indians 4
DP: A's 0, Indians 1
Doubles: Davis (5)
Home Runs: Hunter (1), Sims (15), Foster (15), Uhlaender (8), Pinson (14)
Caught Stealing: Monday (8), Campaneris (7)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hunter L(15-11)         7     5   4   4   1   7   2  27   3.61
Grant                   0.1   3   2   2   0   0   2   4   1.71
Lindblad                0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2   3.47
Locker                  0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   2.64
Totals                  8     9   6   6   1   8   4  34

Indians                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
McDowell W(18-8)        5.1   7   2   2   3   7   1  25   2.70
Chance                  2     4   1   1   0   1   0   9   4.30
Austin SV(2)            1.2   1   0   0   0   2   0   6   5.68
Totals                  9    12   3   3   3  10   1  40

Wild Pitches: Chance (7)

Umpires: HP - Merle Anthony, 1B - Bob Stewart, 2B - Ron Luciano, 3B - Red Flaherty


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris struck out; Monday walked; Monday was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Alou flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Indians 0.

INDIANS 1ST: Uhlaender singled to right; Foster made an out to
third; Pinson flied out to left; Fosse walked [Uhlaender to
second]; Sims homered [Uhlaender scored, Fosse scored]; Nettles
struck out; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Indians 3.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Davis popped to catcher in foul territory; Bando
singled to left; Mincher singled to center [Bando to third];
Tenace lined to third; Green popped to third in foul territory;
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0, Indians 3.

INDIANS 2ND: Leon made an out to third; Heidemann made an out to
second; McDowell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0,
Indians 3.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Hunter homered; Campaneris struck out; Monday
singled to center; Alou singled to center [Monday to second];
Davis doubled to left [Monday scored, Alou to third]; Bando was
walked intentionally; Mincher struck out; Tenace struck out; 2
R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Athletics 2, Indians 3.

INDIANS 3RD: Uhlaender grounded out (third to first); Foster
made an out to first; Pinson grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Indians 3.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Green grounded out (third to first); Hunter
singled to right; Campaneris struck out; Monday walked [Hunter
to second]; Alou flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Athletics 2, Indians 3.

INDIANS 4TH: Fosse struck out; Sims struck out; Nettles popped
to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics
2, Indians 3.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Davis grounded out (third to first); Bando struck
out; Mincher grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 2, Indians 3.

INDIANS 5TH: Leon grounded out (third to first); Heidemann was
called out on strikes; McDowell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 2, Indians 3.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Tenace struck out; Sam McDowell left with leg
injury; CHANCE REPLACED MCDOWELL (PITCHING); Green grounded
out (shortstop to first); Hunter grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Indians 3.

INDIANS 6TH: Uhlaender grounded out (second to first); Foster
homered; Pinson flied out to left; Fosse flied out to center; 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Indians 4.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Campaneris singled to center; Chance threw a wild
pitch [Campaneris to second]; Monday flied out to left; Alou
struck out while Campaneris was caught stealing third (catcher
to third); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Indians 4.

INDIANS 7TH: Sims flied out to center; Nettles grounded out
(shortstop to first); Leon singled to left; Heidemann singled to
shortstop [Leon to second]; Chance was called out on strikes; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 2, Indians 4.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Davis grounded out (second to first); Bando
singled to right; Mincher singled to right [Bando to third];
LEWIS RAN FOR MINCHER; Tenace singled to right [Bando scored,
Lewis to third]; DONALDSON BATTED FOR GREEN; AUSTIN REPLACED
CHANCE (PITCHING); FERNANDEZ BATTED FOR DONALDSON; Fernandez
made an out to second; LARUSSA BATTED FOR HUNTER; LaRussa was
called out on strikes; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 3,
Indians 4.

INDIANS 8TH: LARUSSA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); JACKSON
REPLACED LEWIS (PLAYING RF); ALOU CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
LF); DAVIS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); GRANT REPLACED
FERNANDEZ (PITCHING); Uhlaender homered; Foster grounded out
(pitcher to first); Pinson homered; Fosse singled to center;
LINDBLAD REPLACED GRANT (PITCHING); HINTON BATTED FOR SIMS;
Hinton singled [Fosse to second]; Nettles flied out to right;
HORTON BATTED FOR LEON; LOCKER REPLACED LINDBLAD (PITCHING);
Horton struck out; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 3, Indians 6.

ATHLETICS 9TH: HINTON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); FULLER
REPLACED HORTON (PLAYING 2B); BRADFORD REPLACED FOSTER (PLAYING
CF); UHLAENDER CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Campaneris flied
out to center; Monday was called out on strikes; Alou singled to
right; Davis flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics
3, Indians 6.



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