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Friday September 4, 1970
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After seven unsuccessful attempts, Catfish Hunter gained his 16th victory and first since July 30 when the Athletics defeated the Royals, 5-0. The shutout was the first of the season for Hunter and the complete game was his first since June 12. Don Mincher hit a two-run homer and Gene Tenace added a bases-empty blast in the A's attack. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 5, Kansas City Royals 0

Game Played on Friday, September 4, 1970 (Night game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  2
A's          0  0  2    1  1  1    0  0  x  -   5 12  1


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Spriggs rf            3   0   1   0     1   0   .250      Campaneris ss         4   0   1   0     0   1   .282
Rojas 2b              4   0   1   0     0   0   .236      Monday cf             4   1   2   0     0   0   .289
Otis cf               4   0   0   0     0   1   .288      Rudi lf               3   1   2   1     0   0   .293
Kirkpatrick c         4   0   1   0     0   2   .240        Lewis pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Piniella lf           3   0   0   0     0   0   .298        Jackson rf          0   0   0   0     0   0   .223
Oliver 1b             3   0   0   0     0   0   .257      Mincher 1b            4   1   2   2     0   1   .255
Sorrell 3b            3   0   2   0     0   0   .278      Alou rf,lf            4   0   0   0     0   0   .280
Matchick ss           3   0   0   0     0   1   .215      Bando 3b              4   0   0   0     0   1   .259
Fitzmorris p          1   0   0   0     0   1   .320      Tenace c              4   2   2   1     0   1   .380
  Martinez ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .111      Green 2b              3   0   3   1     1   0   .183
  Morehead p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .156      Hunter p              3   0   0   0     0   1   .190
  Kelly ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .225
  Monteagudo p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               30   0   5   0     1   6             Totals               33   5  12   5     1   5

Time of Game: 2:12   Attendance:  3,720
Left on Base: Royals 4, A's 7
DP: Royals 2, A's 1
Errors: Rojas, Sorrell, Mincher
Doubles: Kirkpatrick (16), Spriggs (1), Tenace (5), Rudi (15)
Triples: Monday (7)
Home Runs: Mincher (25), Tenace (4)
Stolen Bases: Monday (16), Campaneris (30), Lewis (4)
Caught Stealing: Monday (9)
Sacrifice Hits: Hunter (4)
Sacrifice Flies: Rudi (2)
GIDP: Hunter (1)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Fitzmorris L(7-5)       5     7   4   3   1   0   1  24   4.46
Morehead                2     4   1   1   0   2   1   8   3.55
Monteagudo              1     1   0   0   0   3   0   4   2.05
Totals                  8    12   5   4   1   5   2  36

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hunter W(16-12)         9     5   0   0   1   6   0  31   3.62
Totals                  9     5   0   0   1   6   0  31

Umpires: HP - Jim Odom, 1B - Bill Kunkel, 2B - Bill Haller, 3B - Ed Runge


ROYALS 1ST: Spriggs flied out to center; Rojas singled to left;
Otis flied out to center; Kirkpatrick doubled to left [Rojas out
at home (left to second to catcher)]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris grounded out (shortstop to first);
Monday reached on an error by Rojas; Monday stole second; Rudi
popped to first in foul territory; Mincher flied out to right; 0
R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella flied out to right; Oliver grounded out
(shortstop to first); Sorrell singled to right; Sorrell was
picked off first but was safe on an error by Mincher [Sorrell to
second]; Matchick was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Alou made an out to second; Bando grounded out
(shortstop to first); Tenace doubled to left; Green walked;
Hunter popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Fitzmorris struck out; Spriggs walked; Rojas lined
into a double play (center to first) [Spriggs out at first]; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Campaneris singled; Campaneris stole second;
Monday hit into a double play (center to third) [Campaneris out
at third]; Rudi singled to left; Mincher homered [Rudi scored];
Alou flied out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Athletics 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Otis flied out to center; Kirkpatrick grounded out
(pitcher to first); Piniella popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Bando flied out to center; Tenace reached on an
error by Sorrell [Tenace to third]; On a bunt Green singled to
third [Tenace scored (unearned)]; Hunter out on a sacrifice bunt
(catcher to second) [Green to second]; Campaneris flied out to
left; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 3.

ROYALS 5TH: Oliver flied to right in foul territory; Sorrell
popped to third in foul territory; Matchick flied out to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Monday tripled to center; Rudi hit a sacrifice
fly to left [Monday scored]; Mincher singled; Alou flied out to
left; Bando forced Mincher (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 4.

ROYALS 6TH: MARTINEZ BATTED FOR FITZMORRIS; Martinez flied out
to right; Spriggs doubled to left; Rojas grounded out (third to
first); Otis made an out to catcher; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 0, Athletics 4.

ATHLETICS 6TH: MOREHEAD REPLACED MARTINEZ (PITCHING); Tenace
homered; Green singled; Hunter grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Green out at second]; Campaneris
struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 5.

ROYALS 7TH: Kirkpatrick struck out; Piniella flied out to right;
Oliver grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Athletics 5.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Monday singled to center; Monday was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Rudi doubled to right;
LEWIS RAN FOR RUDI; Lewis stole third; Mincher was called out on
strikes; Alou grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 5.

ROYALS 8TH: JACKSON REPLACED LEWIS (PLAYING RF); ALOU CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Sorrell singled to right; Matchick flied
out to left; KELLY BATTED FOR MOREHEAD; Kelly struck out;
Spriggs grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 0, Athletics 5.

ATHLETICS 8TH: MONTEAGUDO REPLACED KELLY (PITCHING); Bando
struck out; Tenace struck out; Green singled to center; Hunter
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 5.

ROYALS 9TH: Rojas grounded out (second to first); Otis struck
out; Kirkpatrick struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Athletics 5.



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