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Friday August 28, 1970
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Blue Moon Odom beat the Tigers for only the second time in his career, pitching 7 1/3 innings to receive credit for the Athletics' 6-2 victory. Odom's other decision over the Tigers came on July 30, 1966, when the A's were in Kansas City. Gene Tenace, Odom's receiver, drove in three runs with a single and double. Bert Campaneris added a homer to the Oakland attack. One of the Tigers' runs came on a circuit clout by Mickey Stanley. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 6, Detroit Tigers 2

Game Played on Friday, August 28, 1970 (Night game) at Tiger Stadium

A's          2  0  3    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   6 10  1
Tigers       0  0  0    0  0  1    0  1  0  -   2  4  0


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         5   2   2   1     0   1   .285      McAuliffe 2b          3   0   0   0     1   0   .252
Rudi rf,lf            5   1   2   0     0   2   .295      Stanley cf            4   1   1   1     0   1   .263
Alou cf,rf            4   2   1   2     1   0   .283      Kaline rf             3   0   1   0     1   0   .268
Davis lf              4   1   1   0     0   0   .277      Northrup lf           3   1   0   0     1   0   .277
  Monday cf           0   0   0   0     0   0   .291      Jones 1b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .224
Tenace c              3   0   2   3     1   0   .407      Freehan c             4   0   1   1     0   0   .240
Bando 3b              3   0   0   0     1   1   .262      Wert 3b               3   0   0   0     1   1   .243
Mincher 1b            3   0   0   0     1   0   .258      Gutierrez ss          2   0   1   0     0   0   .252
Green 2b              4   0   0   0     0   2   .172        Maddox ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .224
Odom p                3   0   1   0     0   0   .237      Lolich p              1   0   0   0     0   0   .136
  Grant p             1   0   1   0     0   0   .286        Patterson p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Collins ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .286
                                                            McRae p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            G. Brown ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .243
                                                            Hiller p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Cash ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .249

Totals               35   6  10   6     4   6             Totals               31   2   4   2     4   2

Time of Game: 2:42   Attendance: 19,180
Left on Base: A's 6, Tigers 7
DP: A's 1, Tigers 0
Errors: Monday
Doubles: Davis (7), Tenace (2), Rudi (13), Campaneris (23)
Triples: Rudi (2)
Home Runs: Campaneris (18), Stanley (12)
Caught Stealing: Tenace (1), Mincher (3)
GIDP: G. Brown (2)
Hit by Pitch: Gutierrez (1,by Odom)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Odom W(6-5)             7.1   4   2   2   4   2   1  31   4.53
Grant SV(22)            1.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   1.65
Totals                  9     4   2   2   4   2   1  36

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Lolich L(12-15)         2.1   7   5   5   2   2   1  14   3.59
Patterson               2.2   1   0   0   1   3   0  10   4.77
McRae                   2     1   1   1   0   1   0   7   2.92
Hiller                  2     1   0   0   1   0   0   8   3.26
Totals                  9    10   6   6   4   6   1  39

Hit by Pitch: Odom (2)
Wild Pitches: Odom (8), McRae (4)

Umpires: HP - Jerry Neudecker, 1B - Emmett Ashford, 2B - Hank Soar, 3B - Lou DiMuro


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris grounded out (shortstop to first);
Rudi tripled to right; Alou singled [Rudi scored]; Davis
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Alou to second]; Tenace
singled to center [Alou scored]; Tenace was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2,
Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe grounded out (second to first); Stanley
grounded out (shortstop to first); Kaline walked; Northrup flied
out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando grounded out (second to first); Mincher
walked; Green was called out on strikes; Odom singled to center
[Mincher to second]; Mincher was picked off and caught stealing
third (pitcher to first to third to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Athletics 2, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Jones grounded out (second to first); Freehan
grounded out (third to first); Wert walked; Gutierrez was hit by
a pitch [Wert to second]; Lolich grounded out (pitcher to
shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 2, Tigers
0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Campaneris homered; Rudi struck out; Alou walked;
Davis doubled to left [Alou to third]; Tenace doubled to center
[Alou scored, Davis scored]; PATTERSON REPLACED LOLICH
(PITCHING); Bando grounded out (shortstop to first) [Tenace to
third]; Mincher grounded out (shortstop to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 5, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 3RD: McAuliffe grounded out (shortstop to first); Stanley
struck out; Kaline singled to left; Northrup grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 5, Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Green struck out; Odom grounded out (third to
first); Campaneris struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics
5, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 4TH: Jones grounded out (first unassisted); Freehan
grounded out (third to first); Wert was called out on strikes; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 5, Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Rudi doubled to left; Alou flied out to left;
Davis flied out to right; Tenace walked; Bando struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 5, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 5TH: Gutierrez made an out to second; COLLINS BATTED FOR
PATTERSON; Collins grounded out (shortstop to first); McAuliffe
walked; Stanley forced McAuliffe (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 5, Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 6TH: MCRAE REPLACED COLLINS (PITCHING); Mincher flied
out to left; Green grounded out (second to first); Odom made an
out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 5, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 6TH: Kaline flied out to center; Northrup walked; Odom
threw a wild pitch [Northrup to second]; Jones made an out to
second; Freehan singled to center [Northrup scored]; Wert forced
Freehan (shortstop to second); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics
5, Tigers 1.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Campaneris doubled to left; McRae threw a wild
pitch [Campaneris to third]; Rudi struck out; Alou grounded out
(third to first) [Campaneris scored]; Davis flied out to left; 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 6, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 7TH: MONDAY REPLACED DAVIS (PLAYING CF); RUDI CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); ALOU CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF);
Gutierrez singled; G. BROWN BATTED FOR MCRAE; G. Brown grounded
into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Gutierrez out
at second]; McAuliffe grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 6, Tigers 1.

ATHLETICS 8TH: HILLER REPLACED G. BROWN (PITCHING); Tenace made
an out to first; Bando walked; Mincher flied out to right; Green
forced Bando (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 6, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 8TH: Stanley homered; Kaline grounded out (third to
first); Northrup reached on an error by Monday [Northrup to
second]; GRANT REPLACED ODOM (PITCHING); Jones flied out to
right; Freehan grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Athletics 6, Tigers 2.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Grant singled to left; Campaneris forced Grant
(pitcher to shortstop); Rudi flied out to right; Alou forced
Campaneris (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 6, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 9TH: Wert made an out to first; MADDOX BATTED FOR
GUTIERREZ; Maddox flied out to center; CASH BATTED FOR HILLER;
Cash flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 6,
Tigers 2.



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