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Sunday August 23, 1970
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A double by Eddie Leon plated two runs in the eighth inning to provide the Indians an 8-6 victory in their sweep of a three-game series with the Athletics. The A's had homers by Gene Tenace, Blue Moon Odom, Rick Monday and Don Mincher, each with the bases empty, while the Indians got a three-run smash from Graig Nettles and a solo swat by Jack Heidemann. With the score tied, 6-6, singles by Ray Fosse and Duke Sims set the stage for Leon's winning double. [The Sporting News]


Cleveland Indians 8, Oakland Athletics 6

Game Played on Sunday, August 23, 1970 (Day game) at Cleveland Stadium

A's          0  2  0    0  0  0    2  2  0  -   6  9  0
Indians      0  0  1    3  2  0    0  2  x  -   8 10  0


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Indians              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         5   0   2   1     0   0   .279      Uhlaender cf,lf       4   1   1   0     0   0   .251
Monday cf             5   1   2   1     0   1   .291      Foster lf             4   0   0   0     0   2   .274
Alou lf               5   0   0   0     0   0   .283        Hinton 1b           0   0   0   0     0   0   .352
Mincher 1b            4   1   1   1     1   1   .261      Pinson rf             3   2   1   0     1   0   .282
Bando 3b              3   0   0   0     1   1   .268      Fosse c               4   2   3   2     0   0   .308
Jackson rf            3   1   1   0     2   1   .227      Sims 1b               4   0   1   0     0   1   .267
Tenace c              3   1   2   2     2   0   .375        Bradford pr,cf      0   1   0   0     0   0   .194
Green 2b              2   0   0   0     0   0   .180      Nettles 3b            4   1   2   3     0   0   .231
  Davis ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .274      Leon 2b               4   0   1   2     0   1   .249
  LaRussa pr,2b       0   1   0   0     1   0   .187      Heidemann ss          3   1   1   1     1   0   .210
Odom p                2   1   1   1     0   1   .229      Hand p                2   0   0   0     0   0   .147
  Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Chance p            1   0   0   0     0   1   .081
  Hovley ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .258        Dunning p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .125
  Fingers p           1   0   0   0     0   0   .097        Austin p            1   0   0   0     0   0   .125
  Lewis pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Locker p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .143
  Grant p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .167

Totals               35   6   9   6     7   6             Totals               34   8  10   8     2   5

Time of Game: 2:56   Attendance:  8,585
Left on Base: A's 10, Indians 4
DP: A's 0, Indians 1
Doubles: Monday (16), Jackson (19), Pinson (22), Fosse (16), Leon (16)
Home Runs: Tenace (1), Odom (2), Monday (10), Mincher (23), Heidemann (4), Nettles (19)
GIDP: Alou (10)
Hit by Pitch: Bando (3,by Hand)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Odom                    4.2   7   6   6   1   2   2  22   4.68
Lindblad                0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   3.38
Fingers                 2     0   0   0   0   2   0   6   4.04
Locker L(1-3)           0.1   2   2   2   0   0   0   3   2.82
Grant                   0.2   1   0   0   1   0   0   4   1.70
Totals                  8    10   8   8   2   5   2  36

Indians                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hand                    5.1   4   2   2   5   3   2  25   3.66
Chance                  1.2   4   4   4   0   1   2   9   4.51
Dunning                 0.1   1   0   0   1   0   0   3   4.74
Austin W(2-5)           1.2   0   0   0   1   2   0   6   5.47
Totals                  9     9   6   6   7   6   4  43

Hit by Pitch: Hand (3)

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


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris flied out to right; Monday doubled to
left; Alou popped to second; Mincher walked; Bando forced
Mincher (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0,
Indians 0.

INDIANS 1ST: Uhlaender flied out to right; Foster struck out;
Pinson grounded out (pitcher unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 0, Indians 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Jackson was called out on strikes; Tenace
homered; Green grounded out (third to first); Odom homered;
Campaneris popped to shortstop; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics
2, Indians 0.

INDIANS 2ND: Fosse popped to second; Sims grounded out
(shortstop to first); Nettles singled to center; Leon struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Indians 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Monday grounded out (second to first); Alou
popped to second; Mincher struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 2, Indians 0.

INDIANS 3RD: Heidemann homered; Hand lined to center; Uhlaender
grounded out (first unassisted); Foster grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Indians 1.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Bando was hit by a pitch; Jackson popped to
third; Tenace walked [Bando to second]; Green flied out to
right; Odom struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 2,
Indians 1.

INDIANS 4TH: Pinson doubled to right; Fosse singled to left
[Pinson to third]; Sims popped to shortstop in foul territory;
Nettles homered [Pinson scored, Fosse scored]; Leon flied out to
right; Heidemann popped to third in foul territory; 3 R, 3 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Indians 4.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Campaneris singled to left; Monday flied out to
right; Alou grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Campaneris out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 2, Indians 4.

INDIANS 5TH: Hand grounded out (pitcher to first); Uhlaender
singled to center; Foster popped to shortstop; Pinson walked
[Uhlaender to second]; Fosse doubled to center [Uhlaender
scored, Pinson scored]; LINDBLAD REPLACED ODOM (PITCHING); Sims
struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Indians 6.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Mincher grounded out (first unassisted); Bando
walked; Jackson walked [Bando to second]; Tenace walked [Bando
to third, Jackson to second]; CHANCE REPLACED HAND (PITCHING);
DAVIS BATTED FOR GREEN; Davis forced Bando (third to catcher)
[Jackson to third, Tenace to second]; HOVLEY BATTED FOR
LINDBLAD; LARUSSA RAN FOR DAVIS; Hovley struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Athletics 2, Indians 6.

INDIANS 6TH: LARUSSA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); FINGERS
REPLACED HOVLEY (PITCHING); Nettles flied out to center; Leon
grounded out (second to first); Heidemann flied out to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Indians 6.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Campaneris grounded out (third to first); Monday
homered; Alou grounded out (third to first); Mincher homered;
Bando made an out to shortstop; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics
4, Indians 6.

INDIANS 7TH: On a bunt Chance struck out; Uhlaender grounded out
(shortstop to first); Foster was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 4, Indians 6.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Jackson doubled to center; Tenace singled to left
[Jackson scored]; DUNNING REPLACED CHANCE (PITCHING); LaRussa
walked [Tenace to second]; On a bunt Fingers forced Tenace
(pitcher to third) [LaRussa to second]; LEWIS RAN FOR FINGERS;
Campaneris singled to left [LaRussa scored, Lewis to second];
AUSTIN REPLACED DUNNING (PITCHING); Monday struck out; Alou
forced Campaneris (shortstop to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Athletics 6, Indians 6.

INDIANS 8TH: LOCKER REPLACED LEWIS (PITCHING); Pinson flied out
to left; Fosse singled to center; Sims singled to center [Fosse
to third]; BRADFORD RAN FOR SIMS; GRANT REPLACED LOCKER
(PITCHING); Nettles made an out to third; Leon doubled [Fosse
scored, Bradford scored]; Heidemann was walked intentionally;
Austin forced Heidemann (shortstop unassisted); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Athletics 6, Indians 8.

ATHLETICS 9TH: BRADFORD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); HINTON
REPLACED FOSTER (PLAYING 1B); UHLAENDER CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING LF); Mincher flied out to right; Bando struck out;
Jackson walked; Tenace forced Jackson (shortstop to second); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 6, Indians 8.



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