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Thursday August 27, 1970
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Mike Cuellar joined teammate Dave McNally as a 20-game winner when the Orioles defeated the Athletics, 6-4. Frank Robinson homered after a pass to Terry Crowley in the first inning and Crowley and Robinson hit hack-to-back homers in the third. The A's, who got a round-tripper by Joe Rudi, cut their deficit to one run, but the Orioles posted the decisive pair in the fifth. Brooks Robinson singled and, on a grounder by Davey Johnson, both runners were safe on a fielder's choice. A scratch single by Cuellar and an error by Marcel Lachemann enabled Robinson to score. Johnson also crossed the plate when Don Buford singled. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 6, Oakland Athletics 4

Game Played on Thursday, August 27, 1970 (Night game) at Memorial Stadium

A's          0  0  0    1  2  0    0  1  0  -   4 10  2
Orioles      2  0  2    0  2  0    0  0  x  -   6 11  3


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         5   0   2   1     0   0   .283      Buford lf             4   0   1   1     1   0   .275
Rudi cf               5   1   2   1     0   1   .293      Blair cf              4   0   2   0     0   1   .263
Alou rf               5   1   2   0     0   0   .283      Crowley 1b            3   2   1   1     2   0   .280
Davis lf              5   0   1   0     0   0   .278      F. Robinson rf        4   2   2   3     1   1   .312
Bando 3b              5   0   1   0     0   2   .264      Hendricks c           5   0   0   0     0   0   .229
Mincher 1b            3   1   0   1     1   1   .260      B. Robinson 3b        4   1   2   0     0   0   .275
Fernandez c           4   1   1   0     0   0   .211      Johnson 2b            4   1   2   0     0   0   .283
  LaRussa 2b          0   0   0   0     0   0   .187      Belanger ss           2   0   0   0     1   0   .194
Green 2b,c            4   0   0   0     0   0   .174      Cuellar p             4   0   1   1     0   0   .084
Dobson p              1   0   0   0     0   0   .141
  Fingers p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .094
  Tenace ph           1   0   1   1     0   0   .375
  Lachemann p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Grant p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .167
  Duncan ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .244
  Locker p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .143
  Hovley ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .251
  Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               40   4  10   4     1   5             Totals               34   6  11   6     5   2

Time of Game: 2:32   Attendance: 10,230
Left on Base: A's 10, Orioles 11
DP: A's 0, Orioles 0
Errors: Green, Lachemann, B. Robinson, Belanger 2
Doubles: Tenace (1), Johnson (21), Blair (22)
Home Runs: Rudi (8), F. Robinson 2 (21), Crowley (4)
Stolen Bases: Blair (20), Buford (11)
Sacrifice Hits: Belanger (7)
Hit by Pitch: Blair (3,by Grant)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dobson L(15-12)         2.2   6   4   4   3   1   3  17   3.61
Fingers                 0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   3.97
Lachemann               1.1   3   2   1   1   1   0   9   2.65
Grant                   0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   3   1.68
Locker                  2     0   0   0   0   0   0   6   2.74
Lindblad                1     1   0   0   1   0   0   5   3.20
Totals                  8    11   6   5   5   2   3  41

Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Cuellar W(20-7)         9    10   4   3   1   5   1  41   3.66
Totals                  9    10   4   3   1   5   1  41

Hit by Pitch: Grant (3)
Wild Pitches: Cuellar (6)

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


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris grounded out (third to first); Rudi
singled to center; Alou forced Rudi (third to second) [Alou to
first]; Davis singled to left [Alou to second]; Bando forced
Davis (third to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0,
Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 1ST: Buford grounded out (first unassisted); Blair
grounded out (third to first); Crowley walked; F. Robinson
homered [Crowley scored]; Hendricks popped to second; 2 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Orioles 2.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Mincher struck out; Fernandez grounded out
(shortstop to first); Green reached on an error by B. Robinson
[Green to second]; Dobson lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 0, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 2ND: B. Robinson singled to right; Johnson singled to
left [B. Robinson to second]; Belanger out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [B. Robinson to third, Johnson to second];
Cuellar popped to third in foul territory; Buford was walked
intentionally; Blair struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.
Athletics 0, Orioles 2.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Campaneris grounded out (third to first); Rudi
struck out; Alou singled to center; Davis flied out to right; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 3RD: Crowley homered; F. Robinson homered; Hendricks
flied out to center; B. Robinson grounded out (shortstop to
first); Johnson doubled to right; Belanger walked; FINGERS
REPLACED DOBSON (PITCHING); Cuellar flied out to right; 2 R, 3
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0, Orioles 4.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Bando struck out; Mincher walked; Fernandez
singled to left [Mincher to second]; Green popped to shortstop;
TENACE BATTED FOR FINGERS; Tenace doubled to left [Mincher
scored, Fernandez to third]; Campaneris flied out to left; 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Orioles 4.

ORIOLES 4TH: LACHEMANN REPLACED TENACE (PITCHING); Buford popped
to shortstop; Blair singled to left; Blair stole second; Crowley
walked; F. Robinson struck out; Hendricks flied out to left; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Orioles 4.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Rudi homered; Alou singled to center; Cuellar
threw a wild pitch [Alou to second]; Davis grounded out (pitcher
to first); Bando singled to left [Alou to third]; Mincher forced
Bando (first to shortstop) [Alou scored, Mincher to first];
Fernandez flied out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics
3, Orioles 4.

ORIOLES 5TH: B. Robinson singled to left; Johnson reached on a
fielder's choice [B. Robinson to second (error by Green)];
Belanger flied out to left [B. Robinson to third]; On a bunt
Cuellar singled [B. Robinson scored (unearned), Johnson to third
(error by Lachemann)]; GRANT REPLACED LACHEMANN (PITCHING);
Buford singled to right [Johnson scored, Cuellar out at third
(right to third)]; Buford stole second; Blair was hit by a
pitch; Crowley popped to third; 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.
Athletics 3, Orioles 6.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Green grounded out (third to first); DUNCAN
BATTED FOR GRANT; Duncan struck out; Campaneris singled to left;
Rudi forced Campaneris (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Athletics 3, Orioles 6.

ORIOLES 6TH: LOCKER REPLACED DUNCAN (PITCHING); F. Robinson
grounded out (shortstop to first); Hendricks flied out to right;
B. Robinson popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics
3, Orioles 6.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Davis
lined to right; Bando grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Orioles 6.

ORIOLES 7TH: Johnson popped to shortstop; Belanger grounded out
(shortstop to first); Cuellar flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Orioles 6.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Mincher popped to third in foul territory;
Fernandez reached on an error by Belanger [Fernandez to second];
Green grounded out (third to first); HOVLEY BATTED FOR LOCKER;
Hovley reached on an error by Belanger [Fernandez to third,
Hovley to first]; Campaneris singled to left [Fernandez scored
(unearned), Hovley to second]; Frank Fernandez ejected by HP
umpire Larry Barnett for throwing his helmet onto the screen
after scoring to protest the official scorer's ruling of an
error; Rudi forced Campaneris (shortstop to second); 1 R (0
ER), 1 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 4, Orioles 6.

ORIOLES 8TH: LARUSSA REPLACED FERNANDEZ (PLAYING 2B); GREEN
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING C ); LINDBLAD REPLACED HOVLEY
(PITCHING); Buford flied out to center; Blair doubled to left;
Crowley grounded out (pitcher to first) [Blair to third]; F.
Robinson was walked intentionally; Hendricks grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 4, Orioles 6.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Davis
flied out to right; Bando struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 4, Orioles 6.



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