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Saturday September 5, 1970
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Pinch-hitting, Reggie Jackson smashed a grand-slam homer in the eighth inning to climax the Athletics' attack in 8-3 victory over the Royals. The A's held a 3-1 lead after five frames, but Ed Kirkpatrick homered for the Royals in the sixth and Rich Severson drove in a run with a single to tie the score in the seventh.

Don Mincher doubled for the A's in the eighth and counted the tie-breaking tally on a single by Felipe Alou. After another single by Sal Bando and a pass to Dick Green, Jackson batted for Paul Lindblad and unloaded his homer off Tom Burgmeier. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 8, Kansas City Royals 3

Game Played on Saturday, September 5, 1970 (Day game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Royals       1  0  0    0  0  1    1  0  0  -   3  7  2
A's          2  0  0    0  1  0    0  5  x  -   8 12  0


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Spriggs rf            2   1   1   0     1   0   .256      Campaneris ss         4   2   1   0     1   1   .282
  Rodriguez ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .242      Monday cf             4   1   1   1     0   1   .289
  Kelly rf            0   0   0   0     0   0   .225      Rudi lf,1b            4   0   3   1     0   1   .300
Otis cf               4   0   1   0     0   1   .287      Mincher 1b            4   0   1   0     0   0   .255
Kirkpatrick c         4   1   1   2     0   1   .240        Lewis pr            0   1   0   0     0   0   .000
Oliver 1b             4   0   1   0     0   1   .257        Duncan c            0   0   0   0     0   0   .246
Piniella lf           4   0   1   0     0   2   .297      Alou rf,lf            4   1   3   1     0   0   .284
Rojas 2b              4   1   1   0     0   0   .236      Bando 3b              4   1   2   0     0   1   .262
Sorrell 3b            3   0   0   0     1   0   .270      Tenace c              3   0   0   0     1   2   .358
Severson ss           3   0   1   1     0   0   .264        Locker p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .143
Drago p               3   0   0   0     0   3   .046      Green 2b              3   1   0   0     1   0   .181
  Abernathy p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .154      Dobson p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .134
  Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .167        Hovley ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .254
                                                            Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Jackson ph,rf       1   1   1   4     0   0   .225

Totals               32   3   7   3     2   8             Totals               34   8  12   7     3   7

Time of Game: 2:12   Attendance:  9,824
Left on Base: Royals 4, A's 5
DP: Royals 3, A's 2
Errors: Oliver, Sorrell
Doubles: Piniella (20), Monday (18), Rudi 2 (17), Campaneris (25), Mincher (18)
Home Runs: Kirkpatrick (16), Jackson (17)
Stolen Bases: Campaneris (31)
Caught Stealing: Mincher (4)
GIDP: Kirkpatrick (8), Dobson (2), Tenace (2)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago L(7-14)           7.1  11   6   6   2   6   0  33   4.06
Abernathy               0.1   0   1   1   1   1   0   2   2.59
Burgmeier               0.1   1   1   1   0   0   1   2   3.30
Totals                  8    12   8   8   3   7   1  37

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dobson                  7     6   3   3   2   6   1  27   3.64
Lindblad W(6-2)         1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3   3.06
Locker SV(7)            1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4   2.89
Totals                  9     7   3   3   2   8   1  34

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


ROYALS 1ST: Spriggs singled; Otis singled to right [Spriggs to
third]; Kirkpatrick forced Otis (shortstop to second) [Spriggs
scored]; Oliver singled to left [Kirkpatrick to second];
Piniella struck out; Rojas forced Oliver (shortstop to second);
1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris walked; Monday doubled to right
[Campaneris scored]; Rudi singled to left [Monday scored];
Mincher forced Rudi (second to shortstop); Alou singled [Mincher
to second]; Bando struck out while Mincher was caught stealing
third (catcher to third); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1,
Athletics 2.

ROYALS 2ND: Sorrell flied out to left; Severson made an out to
first; Drago struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1,
Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Tenace walked; Green reached on an error by
Oliver [Tenace to second]; Dobson grounded into a double play
(pitcher to shortstop to first) [Tenace to third, Green out at
second]; Campaneris made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 1, Athletics 2.

ROYALS 3RD: Spriggs walked; Otis struck out; Kirkpatrick
grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first)
[Spriggs out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1,
Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Monday flied out to center; Rudi doubled to left;
Mincher reached on a fielder's choice [Rudi out at third (second
to shortstop)]; Alou made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first); Piniella
struck out; Rojas flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 1, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Bando made an out to shortstop; Tenace struck
out; Green flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1,
Athletics 2.

ROYALS 5TH: Sorrell walked; Severson lined into a double play
(first unassisted) [Sorrell out at first]; Drago was called out
on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Dobson was called out on strikes; Campaneris
doubled to left; Campaneris stole third [Campaneris scored
(error by Sorrell)]; Monday was called out on strikes; Rudi
doubled to right; Mincher lined to left; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 1, Athletics 3.

ROYALS 6TH: Spriggs made an out to third; Otis grounded out
(third to first); Kirkpatrick homered; Oliver flied out to left;
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Alou singled to center; Bando singled to right
[Alou to second]; Tenace grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Alou to third, Bando out at second]; Green
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals
2, Athletics 3.

ROYALS 7TH: Piniella grounded out (third to first); Rojas
singled to left; Sorrell grounded out (second to first) [Rojas
to second]; Severson singled [Rojas scored]; Drago struck out; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 3, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 7TH: HOVLEY BATTED FOR DOBSON; Hovley popped to third
in foul territory; Campaneris was called out on strikes; Monday
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3, Athletics 3.

ROYALS 8TH: LINDBLAD REPLACED HOVLEY (PITCHING); RODRIGUEZ
BATTED FOR SPRIGGS; Rodriguez lined to left; Otis flied out to
right; Kirkpatrick struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 3, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 8TH: KELLY REPLACED RODRIGUEZ (PLAYING RF); Rudi was
called out on strikes; Mincher doubled to center; LEWIS RAN FOR
MINCHER; Alou singled to left [Lewis scored]; Bando singled to
left [Alou to second]; ABERNATHY REPLACED DRAGO (PITCHING);
Tenace struck out; Green walked [Alou to third, Bando to
second]; JACKSON BATTED FOR LINDBLAD; BURGMEIER REPLACED
ABERNATHY (PITCHING); Jackson homered [Alou scored, Bando
scored, Green scored]; Campaneris flied out to right; 5 R, 4 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3, Athletics 8.

ROYALS 9TH: JACKSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); DUNCAN REPLACED
LEWIS (PLAYING C ); ALOU CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); RUDI
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); LOCKER REPLACED TENACE
(PITCHING); Oliver was called out on strikes; Piniella doubled
to right; Rojas grounded out (first unassisted); Sorrell
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals
3, Athletics 8.



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