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Wednesday August 26, 1970
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Jim Palmer turned in his 16th complete game of the season for the Orioles and posted his 18th victory by defeating the Athletics, 5-1. Don Buford started Palmer on the way to victory with a two-run homer in the third inning. Felipe Alou accounted for the A's run with a round-tripper in the fourth. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 5, Oakland Athletics 1

Game Played on Wednesday, August 26, 1970 (Night game) at Memorial Stadium

A's          0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  2
Orioles      0  0  2    1  0  0    2  0  x  -   5 11  0


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         4   0   0   0     0   2   .282      Buford lf             4   2   2   2     1   0   .275
Hovley rf             4   0   0   0     0   0   .253      Salmon ss             4   1   1   0     0   1   .306
Alou lf               4   1   1   1     0   1   .282        Crowley 1b          1   0   0   0     0   0   .279
Mincher 1b            4   0   2   0     0   0   .262      Powell 1b             4   0   2   1     0   0   .305
Bando 3b              4   0   1   0     0   1   .265        Belanger pr,ss      0   0   0   0     0   0   .195
Jackson cf            3   0   0   0     1   1   .222      F. Robinson rf        3   0   1   1     0   0   .310
Tenace c              3   0   0   0     0   0   .348      Blair cf              4   0   1   0     0   3   .261
Green 2b              2   0   0   0     0   1   .176      B. Robinson 3b        3   1   0   0     1   0   .273
  Davis ph            1   0   1   0     0   0   .279      Johnson 2b            4   0   2   0     0   1   .280
  LaRussa 2b          0   0   0   0     0   0   .187      Hendricks c           3   0   2   1     0   0   .233
Hunter p              1   0   1   0     0   0   .203      Palmer p              4   1   0   0     0   1   .176
  Lachemann p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Donaldson ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .247
  Locker p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .143
  Grant p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .167
  Rudi ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .291
  Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               32   1   6   1     1   6             Totals               34   5  11   5     2   6

Time of Game: 2:21   Attendance: 13,937
Left on Base: A's 5, Orioles 9
DP: A's 1, Orioles 0
Errors: Campaneris, Jackson
Doubles: Hunter (3), Powell (22)
Home Runs: Alou (8), Buford (14)
Stolen Bases: Jackson (19), Blair (19)
Sacrifice Flies: F. Robinson (5)
Hit by Pitch: Hendricks (2,by Hunter)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hunter L(15-12)         3     6   3   3   1   2   1  17   3.69
Lachemann               1     0   0   0   1   0   0   3   2.55
Locker                  2     3   2   1   0   2   0  10   2.82
Grant                   1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3   1.69
Lindblad                1     2   0   0   0   1   0   5   3.26
Totals                  8    11   5   4   2   6   1  38

Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Palmer W(18-7)          9     6   1   1   1   6   1  33   2.55
Totals                  9     6   1   1   1   6   1  33

Hit by Pitch: Hunter (9)

Umpires: HP - Marty Springstead, 1B - Larry Barnett, 2B - Larry Napp, 3B - John Rice


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris struck out; Hovley popped to second;
Alou flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0,
Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 1ST: Buford popped to catcher in foul territory; Salmon
struck out; Powell grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Orioles 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Mincher flied out to left; Bando struck out;
Jackson walked; Jackson stole second; Tenace popped to first; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 2ND: F. Robinson popped to first in foul territory;
Blair singled to left; Blair stole second; B. Robinson popped to
second; Johnson flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 0, Orioles 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Green struck out; Hunter doubled; Campaneris was
called out on strikes; Hovley grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 3RD: Hendricks was hit by a pitch; On a bunt Palmer
forced Hendricks (pitcher to shortstop); Buford homered [Palmer
scored]; Salmon singled to left; Powell flied out to left; F.
Robinson singled to center [Salmon to third (error by Jackson)];
Blair struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0, Orioles 2.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Alou homered; Mincher popped to third in foul
territory; Bando popped to second; Jackson grounded out (second
to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 4TH: B. Robinson walked; Johnson singled to center [B.
Robinson to second]; Hendricks singled to right [B. Robinson
scored, Johnson to third, Hendricks to second (on throw)];
LACHEMANN REPLACED HUNTER (PITCHING); Palmer grounded out
(shortstop to first); Buford was walked intentionally; Salmon
hit into a double play (right to catcher) [Johnson out at home];
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Orioles 3.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Tenace flied out to left; Green grounded out
(third to first); DONALDSON BATTED FOR LACHEMANN; Donaldson
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics
1, Orioles 3.

ORIOLES 5TH: LOCKER REPLACED DONALDSON (PITCHING); Powell
doubled to left; F. Robinson reached on a fielder's choice
[Powell out at third (second to third)]; Blair struck out; B.
Robinson forced F. Robinson (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Orioles 3.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Campaneris grounded out (shortstop to first); On
a bunt Hovley made an out to first; Alou was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Orioles 3.

ORIOLES 6TH: Johnson struck out; Hendricks flied out to right;
Palmer grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 1, Orioles 3.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Mincher singled to right; Bando singled to center
[Mincher to second]; Jackson was called out on strikes; Tenace
flied out to right; DAVIS BATTED FOR GREEN; Davis singled to
center [Mincher out at home (center to catcher), Bando to
second]; 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Orioles 3.

ORIOLES 7TH: LARUSSA REPLACED DAVIS (PLAYING 2B); Buford singled
to right; Salmon reached on an error by Campaneris [Buford to
second, Salmon to first]; Powell singled to right [Buford
scored, Salmon to third]; BELANGER RAN FOR POWELL; GRANT
REPLACED LOCKER (PITCHING); F. Robinson hit a sacrifice fly to
left [Salmon scored (unearned)]; Blair struck out; B. Robinson
popped to shortstop; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1,
Orioles 5.

ATHLETICS 8TH: CROWLEY REPLACED SALMON (PLAYING 1B); BELANGER
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); RUDI BATTED FOR GRANT; Rudi flied
out to right; Campaneris flied out to center; Hovley flied out
to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Orioles 5.

ORIOLES 8TH: LINDBLAD REPLACED RUDI (PITCHING); Johnson singled
to center; Hendricks singled to right [Johnson to second]; On a
bunt Palmer struck out; Buford forced Johnson (left to third)
[Hendricks to second, Buford to first]; Crowley flied out to
left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Orioles 5.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Mincher
singled to center; Bando flied out to center; Jackson popped to
third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1,
Orioles 5.



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