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Sunday August 30, 1970
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The Tigers ended their five-game losing streak by rallying for two runs in the eighth inning to defeat the Athletics, 6-5. The A's tied the league record for most successful pinch-hitters in one game, getting singles by John Donaldson, Steve Hovley and Felipe Alou and a homer by Reggie Jackson. Gene Tenace also homered for the A's.

Bill Freehan, playing his last game before going into the hospital for back surgery, opened the Tigers' eighth with a single and, after a sacrifice, scored the tying run on a double by Elliott Maddox. One out later, Dick McAuliffe singled to drive in the winning run. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 6, Oakland Athletics 5

Game Played on Sunday, August 30, 1970 (Day game) at Tiger Stadium

A's          1  0  1    0  0  1    0  2  0  -   5 14  0
Tigers       1  0  0    2  1  0    0  2  x  -   6 10  0


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         5   0   1   0     0   1   .283      McAuliffe 2b          5   1   2   1     0   0   .254
Monday cf             2   1   0   0     2   1   .289      Stanley cf            5   0   0   0     0   0   .259
Rudi rf,lf            5   1   2   0     0   0   .291      Kaline rf             4   0   1   1     0   0   .270
Davis lf              4   0   3   2     0   1   .285      Northrup lf           3   1   1   0     1   0   .276
  LaRussa 2b          0   0   0   0     0   0   .187      Cash 1b               3   1   2   1     1   0   .252
  Donaldson ph        1   0   1   0     0   0   .256      Freehan c             3   1   1   0     1   1   .241
Mincher 1b            5   0   1   0     0   0   .259      Wert 3b               3   0   0   0     0   2   .241
Bando 3b              4   0   0   0     1   1   .261      Gutierrez ss          2   1   1   1     1   1   .252
Tenace c              4   1   2   1     1   0   .412        Maddox ph,ss        1   1   1   1     0   0   .227
Green 2b              3   0   1   0     0   0   .175      Niekro p              2   0   1   1     0   0   .179
  Hovley ph           1   1   1   0     0   0   .255        Timmermann p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Locker p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .143        Jones ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .215
  Duncan ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .242        Reed p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Hunter p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .197
  Alou ph             1   0   1   0     0   0   .282
  Fingers p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .094
  Jackson ph,rf       1   1   1   2     0   0   .224

Totals               39   5  14   5     4   6             Totals               32   6  10   6     4   5

Time of Game: 2:45   Attendance: 13,782
Left on Base: A's 12, Tigers 8
DP: A's 0, Tigers 1
Doubles: Rudi (14), Tenace (3), McAuliffe (20), Cash (14), Niekro (3), Maddox (9)
Triples: Gutierrez (5), Northrup (3)
Home Runs: Tenace (2), Jackson (16)
Caught Stealing: Campaneris (9)
Sacrifice Hits: Niekro (15), Wert (5)
GIDP: Mincher (9)
Hit by Pitch: Monday (2,by Timmermann)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hunter                  5     7   4   4   2   3   0  24   3.77
Fingers                 2     0   0   0   2   1   0   8   3.91
Locker L(1-4)           1     3   2   2   0   1   0   6   2.95
Totals                  8    10   6   6   4   5   0  38

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Niekro                  6    10   3   3   3   3   1  28   3.56
Timmermann W(5-5)       2     3   2   2   0   2   1  11   4.15
Reed SV(1)              1     1   0   0   1   1   0   5   5.14
Totals                  9    14   5   5   4   6   2  44

Hit by Pitch: Timmermann (2)
Wild Pitches: Timmermann (3)

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


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris singled to right; Campaneris was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Monday walked;
Rudi singled to right [Monday to third]; Davis singled to left
[Monday scored, Rudi to second]; Mincher flied out to right
[Rudi to third]; Bando walked [Davis to second]; Tenace grounded
out (first to pitcher); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Athletics 1,
Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe doubled to left; Stanley grounded out
(third to first) [McAuliffe to third]; Kaline singled to left
[McAuliffe scored]; Northrup flied out to center; Cash walked
[Kaline to second]; Freehan walked [Kaline to third, Cash to
second]; Wert struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Athletics 1,
Tigers 1.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Green popped to third; Hunter was called out on
strikes; Campaneris flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 1, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 2ND: Gutierrez struck out; Niekro lined to first;
McAuliffe grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 1, Tigers 1.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Monday popped to shortstop; Rudi doubled to
right; Davis singled to right [Rudi scored, Davis out at second
(right to first to shortstop to second)]; Mincher flied out to
right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 3RD: Stanley flied out to left; Kaline flied out to left;
Northrup popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics
2, Tigers 1.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Bando flied out to left; Tenace doubled to left;
Green singled to left [Tenace to third]; Hunter lined to right;
Campaneris struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 2,
Tigers 1.

TIGERS 4TH: Cash doubled to left; Freehan struck out; Wert
grounded out (third to first); Gutierrez tripled to right [Cash
scored]; Niekro doubled to center [Gutierrez scored]; McAuliffe
flied out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Tigers
3.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Monday walked; Rudi popped to second in foul
territory; Davis singled to center [Monday to third]; Mincher
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Davis out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2,
Tigers 3.

TIGERS 5TH: Stanley popped to second; Kaline popped to catcher
in foul territory; Northrup tripled to right; Cash singled to
right [Northrup scored]; Freehan lined to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Tigers 4.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Bando struck out; Tenace homered; Green popped to
catcher; ALOU BATTED FOR HUNTER; Alou singled to right;
Campaneris lined to third; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3,
Tigers 4.

TIGERS 6TH: FINGERS REPLACED ALOU (PITCHING); Wert struck out;
Gutierrez walked; Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
second) [Gutierrez to second]; McAuliffe grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, Tigers 4.

ATHLETICS 7TH: TIMMERMANN REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Monday
struck out; Rudi grounded out (shortstop to first); Davis struck
out but advanced to first on a wild pitch; Mincher singled to
right [Davis to second]; Bando grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 3, Tigers 4.

TIGERS 7TH: Stanley flied to right in foul territory; Kaline
lined to left; Northrup walked; Cash grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, Tigers 4.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Tenace made an out to second; HOVLEY BATTED FOR
GREEN; Hovley singled to center; JACKSON BATTED FOR FINGERS;
Jackson homered [Hovley scored]; Campaneris grounded out (third
to first); Monday was hit by a pitch; Rudi grounded out (pitcher
to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 5, Tigers 4.

TIGERS 8TH: JACKSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); LARUSSA
REPLACED DAVIS (PLAYING 2B); LOCKER REPLACED HOVLEY (PITCHING);
RUDI CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Freehan singled to center;
Wert out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Freehan to
second]; MADDOX BATTED FOR GUTIERREZ; Maddox doubled to right
[Freehan scored]; JONES BATTED FOR TIMMERMANN; Jones struck out;
McAuliffe singled to center [Maddox scored]; Stanley forced
McAuliffe (shortstop to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 5, Tigers 6.

ATHLETICS 9TH: MADDOX STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); REED REPLACED
JONES (PITCHING); DONALDSON BATTED FOR LARUSSA; Donaldson
singled to right; Mincher flied out to center; Bando popped to
first in foul territory; Tenace walked [Donaldson to second];
DUNCAN BATTED FOR LOCKER; Duncan was called out on strikes; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 5, Tigers 6.



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